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Galatians 1

Galatians 1:1 Paul, an apostle (not from men, neither through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead), Galatians 1:2 and all the brethren that are with me, unto the churches of Galatia: Galatians 1:3 Grace to you and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, Galatians 1:4 who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us out of this present evil world, according to the will of our God and Father: Galatians 1:5 to whom [be] the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

He wondereth that they have so soon left him and the Gospel,

Galatians 1:6 I marvel that ye are so quickly removing from him that called you in the grace of Christ unto a different gospel; Galatians 1:7 which is not another [gospel] only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert 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 heaven, should preach unto you any gospel other than that which we preached unto you, let him be anathema. Galatians 1:9 As we have said before, so say I now again, if any man preacheth unto you any gospel other than that which ye received, let him be anathema. Galatians 1:10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? or am I striving to please men? if I were still pleasing men, I should not be a servant of Christ.

He learned the Gospel not of men, but of God:

Galatians 1:11 For I make known to you, brethren, as touching the gospel which was preached by me, that it is not after man. Galatians 1:12 For neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but [it came to me] through revelation of Jesus Christ.

and sheweth what he was before his calling,

Galatians 1:13 For ye have heard of my manner of life in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and made havoc of it: Galatians 1:14 and I advanced in the Jews' religion beyond many of mine own age among my countrymen, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. Galatians 1:15 But when it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me, [even] from my mother's womb, and called me through his grace, Galatians 1:16 to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles; straightway I conferred not with flesh and blood:

and what he did presently after it.

Galatians 1:17 neither went I up to Jerusalem to them that were apostles before me: but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned unto Damascus. Galatians 1:18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and tarried with him fifteen days. Galatians 1:19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother. Galatians 1:20 Now touching the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not. Galatians 1:21 Then I came unto the regions of Syria and Cilicia. Galatians 1:22 And I was still unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ: Galatians 1:23 but they only heard say, He that once persecuted us now preacheth the faith of which he once made havoc; Galatians 1:24 and they glorified God in me.

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