Galatians 1:1 Paul an Apostle, not of men, neither by man, but by Iesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him fro the dead, Galatians 1:2 And all the brethren which are with mee, vnto the Churches of Galatia: Galatians 1:3 Grace bee to you and peace, from God the Father, and from our Lord Iesus Christ, Galatians 1:4 Who gaue himselfe for our sinnes, that he might deliuer vs from this present euill world, according to the will of God, and our Father, Galatians 1:5 To whom [bee] glorie for euer and euer, Amen.
He wondereth that they have so soon left him and the Gospel,
Galatians 1:6 I marueile, that you are so soone remoued from him, that called you into the grace of Christ, vnto an other Gospel: Galatians 1:7 Which is not another; but there bee some that trouble you, and would peruert the Gospel of Christ.
and accurseth those that preach any other gospel than he did.
Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an Angel from heauen, preach [any other Gospel] vnto you, then that which wee haue preached vnto you, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:9 As we said before, so say I now againe, If any man preach any other Gospel vnto you, then that yee haue receiued, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:10 For doe I now perswade men, or God? or doe I seeke to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I should not bee the seruant of Christ.
He learned the Gospel not of men, but of God:
Galatians 1:11 But I certifie you, brethren, that the Gospel which was preached of me, is not after man. Galatians 1:12 For I neither receiued it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the reuelation of Iesus Christ.
and sheweth what he was before his calling,
Galatians 1:13 For yee haue heard of my couuersation in time past, in the Iewes Religion, [how] that beyond measure I persecuted the Church of God, and wasted it: Galatians 1:14 And profited in the Iewes Religion, aboue many my equals in mine owne nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. Galatians 1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mothers wombe, and called [me] by his grace, Galatians 1:16 To reueale his sonne in mee, that I might preach him among the heathen, immediatly I conferred not with flesh and blood:
and what he did presently after it.
Galatians 1:17 Neither went I vp to Ierusalem, to them which [were] Apostles before me, but I went into Arabia, and returned againe vnto Damascus. Galatians 1:18 Then after three yeeres, I went vp to Ierusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteene dayes. Galatians 1:19 But other of the Apostles saw I none, saue Iames the Lords brother. Galatians 1:20 Now the things which I write vnto you, behold, before God I lye not. Galatians 1:21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia, Galatians 1:22 And was vnknowen by face vnto the Churches of Iudea, which were in Christ. Galatians 1:23 But they had heard onely, that he which persecuted vs in times past, now preacheth the faith, which once hee destroyed. Galatians 1:24 And they glorified God in me.