Douay-Rheims Bible

Galatians 1

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

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

Galatians 1:6 I wonder that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel. Galatians 1:7 Which is not another: 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, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. Galatians 1:9 As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema. Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

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

Galatians 1:11 For I give you to understand, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. Galatians 1:12 For neither did I receive it of man: nor did I learn it but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

and sheweth what he was before his calling,

Galatians 1:13 For you 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. Galatians 1:14 And I made progress in the Jew's religion above many of my equals in my own nation, being more abundantly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. Galatians 1:15 But when it pleased him who separated me from my mother's womb and called me by his grace, Galatians 1:16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles: immediately I condescended not to flesh and blood.

and what he did presently after it.

Galatians 1:17 Neither went I to Jerusalem, to the apostles who were before me: but I went into Arabia, and again I returned to Damascus. Galatians 1:18 Then, after three years, I went to Jerusalem to see Peter: and I tarried with him fifteen days. Galatians 1:19 But other of the apostles I saw none, saving James the brother of the Lord. Galatians 1:20 Now the things which I write to you, behold, before God, I lie not. Galatians 1:21 Afterwards, I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. Galatians 1:22 And I was unknown by face to the churches of Judea, which were in Christ: Galatians 1:23 But they had heard only: He, who persecuted us in times past doth now preach the faith which once he impugned. Galatians 1:24 And they glorified God in me.

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