Greetings to the Assemblies1 Paul, an apostle, not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the father, the one raising him from the dead, 2 and [2the 4with 5me 1all 3brethren], to the assemblies of Galatia. 3 Favor to you and peace from God the father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 the one giving himself for our sins, so as to rescue us from out of the present [2age 1wicked], according to the will [2God 3and 4father 1of our], 5 to whom be the glory in the eons of the eons. Amen.
Good News6 I marvel that so quickly you are transferred from your calling in favor of Christ, to another good news, 7 which is not another; except there are some disturbing you, and wanting to convert the good news of the Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel out of heaven should announce good news to you beyond which good news we announced to you, let him be anathema! 9 As we described beforehand, and just now again I say, If anyone announces good news to you beyond what you took to yourselves, let him be anathema!
Paul Recounts His Conversion10 For now, [2men 1do I comply with], or God? Or do I seek [2men 1to please]? For if still [2men 1I please], [4Christ's 5bondman 2not 3then 1I was]. 11 But I make known to you, brethren, the good news, the good news announced by me, that it is not according to man. 12 [3not even 1For 2I 6from 7man 4received 5it], nor was taught it, but through a revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For you heard my behavior at some time or other in Judaism, that according to excess I persecuted the assembly of God, and ravaged it. 14 And I progressed in the Judaism beyond many contemporaries among my race, [2exceedingly more 3zealous 1being 5of my fathers 4of the traditions]. 15 But when God thought well to separate me from out of the belly of my mother, and called me by his favor, 16 to reveal his son in me, that I should announce him good news among the nations; immediately I did not confer with flesh and blood; 17 nor went I up to Jerusalem to the [2before 3me 1apostles]; but I went forth to Arabia, and again returned to Damascus. 18 Thereupon after [2years 1three] I went up to Jerusalem to inquire of Peter, and I remained with him [2days 1fifteen]. 19 But other apostles I did not see, except James the brother of the Lord. 20 And what things I write to you, behold, before God that I do not lie. 21 Thereupon I came to the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 And I was not known by face to the assemblies of Judea -- to the ones in Christ. 23 Only they were hearing that, The one persecuting us at one time, now announces good news -- the belief; which at one time he ravaged. 24 And they glorified [2in 3me 1God].
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