Bishops' Bible

Galatians 1

Galatians 1:1 Paul an Apostle, not of men, neither by man: but by Iesus Christe, and by God the father, which raysed hym vp from death: Galatians 1:2 And all the brethren which are with me. Unto ye Churches of Galacia: Galatians 1:3 Grace [be] with you, and peace from God the father, and from our Lorde Iesus Christe: Galatians 1:4 Which gaue hym selfe for our sinnes, to deliuer vs from this present euyll worlde, accordyng to the wyll of God, and our father: Galatians 1:5 To whom be glory for euer and euer. Amen.

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

Galatians 1:6 I maruayle, that ye are so soone turned from him that had called you in the grace of Christe, vnto another Gospell: Galatians 1:7 Which is not another [Gospel] but that there be some which trouble you, and intende to peruert the Gospel of Christ.

and accurseth those that preach any other gospel than he did.

Galatians 1:8 Neuerthelesse, though we, or an Angel from heauen, preache any other Gospel vnto you, then that which we haue preached vnto you, let hym be accursed. Galatians 1:9 As we sayde before, so say I nowe agayne, yf any man preache any other Gospell vnto you, then that ye haue receaued, let hym be accursed. Galatians 1:10 Do I nowe perswade men, or God? Other do I seke to please men? For yf I shoulde yet please men, I were not the seruaunt of Christe.

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

Galatians 1:11 I certifie you brethren, that the Gospell which was preached of me, was not after man. Galatians 1:12 For I neither receaued it of man, neither was I taught [it] but by the reuelation of Iesus Christe.

and sheweth what he was before his calling,

Galatians 1:13 For ye haue hearde of my conuersation in tyme past in the Iewes religion, howe that beyonde measure I persecuted the Churche of God, & spoyled it: Galatians 1:14 And profited in the Iewes religion, aboue many of my companions in mine owne nation, beyng a very feruent maynteyner of the traditions of my fathers. Galatians 1:15 But when it pleased God, which seperated me from my mothers wombe, & called [me] by his grace, Galatians 1:16 To reueale his sonne by me, that I shoulde by the Gospell preache hym among the Heathen: immediatly I communed not with fleshe and blood:

and what he did presently after it.

Galatians 1:17 Neither returned to Hierusalem, to them which were Apostles before me: but went my wayes into Arabia, and came agayne vnto Damascus. Galatians 1:18 Then after three yeres, I returned to Hierusale to see Peter, and abode with hym fyfteene dayes. Galatians 1:19 But other of the Apostles sawe I none, saue Iames the Lordes brother. Galatians 1:20 The thynges therfore which I write vnto you, beholde, before God I lie not. Galatians 1:21 Afterwarde, I came into the coastes of Syria & Cilicia, Galatians 1:22 and was vnknowen in face vnto the Churches of Iurie, which were in Christe. Galatians 1:23 But they had hearde only, that he which persecuted vs in tyme past, nowe preacheth the fayth, which before he destroyed. Galatians 1:24 And they glorified God in me.

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