Greetings to the Assemblies
Paul, an apostle, not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the
father, the one raising him from the
brethren], to the assemblies of Galatia.
Favor to you and peace from God the
father, and our Lord Jesus Christ,
the one giving himself for our sins, so as to rescue us from out of the present [2
wicked], according to the will [2
to whom be
the glory in the eons of the eons. Amen.
I marvel that so quickly you are transferred from your calling in favor of Christ, to another good news,
which is not another; except there are some disturbing you, and wanting to convert the good news of the Christ.
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!
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 Conversion
For now, [2
do I comply with], or God? Or do I seek [2
to please]? For if still [2
I please], [4
But I make known to you, brethren, the good news, the good news announced by me, that it is not according to man.
not even 1
it], nor was taught it
, but through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
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.
And I progressed in the Judaism beyond many contemporaries among my race, [2
exceedingly more 3
of my fathers 4
But when God thought well to separate me from out of the
belly of my mother, and called me
by his favor,
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;
nor went I up to Jerusalem to the [2
apostles]; but I went forth to Arabia, and again returned to Damascus.
Thereupon after [2
three] I went up to Jerusalem to inquire of Peter, and I remained with him [2
But other apostles I did not see, except James the brother of the Lord.
And what things
I write to you, behold, before God that I do not lie.
Thereupon I came to the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
And I was not known by face to the assemblies of Judea -- to the ones in Christ.
Only they were hearing that, The one persecuting us at one time, now announces good news -- the belief; which at one time he ravaged.
And they glorified [2