1:1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man,
but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from
1:2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the
churches of Galatia:
1:3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from
our Lord Jesus Christ,
1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us
from this present evil world, according to the will of God
and our Father:
1:5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
No Other Gospel
1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that
called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
1:7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble
you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any
other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto
you, let him be accursed.
1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man
preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received,
let him be accursed.
1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to
please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the
servant of Christ.
Paul Called by God
1:11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was
preached of me is not after man.
1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught
it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1:13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in
the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the
church of God, and wasted it:
1:14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my
equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of
the traditions of my fathers.
1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my
mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
1:16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among
the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and
1:17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were
apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned
again unto Damascus.
1:18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see
Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
1:19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the
1:20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before
God, I lie not.
1:21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and
1:22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea
which were in Christ:
1:23 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us
in times past now preacheth the faith which once he
1:24 And they glorified God in me.