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He blames the Galatians for suffering themselves to be imposed upon by new teachers. The apostle's calling.

[1] Paul, an apostle, not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead, [2] And all the brethren who are with me, to the churches of Galatia. [3] Grace be to you, and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, [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: [5] To whom is glory for ever and ever. Amen.

[6] I wonder that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel. [7] Which is not another, only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. [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. [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. [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.

[11] For I give you to understand, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. [12] For neither did I receive it of man, nor did I learn it; but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. [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. [14] And I made progress in the Jews' religion above many of my equals in my own nation, being more abundantly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. [15] But when it pleased him, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,

[16] To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles, immediately I condescended not to flesh and blood. [17] Neither went I to Jerusalem, to the apostles who were before me: but I went into Arabia, and again I returned to Damascus. [18] Then, after three years, I went to Jerusalem, to see Peter, and I tarried with him fifteen days. [19] But other of the apostles I saw none, saving James the brother of the Lord. [20] Now the things which I write to you, behold, before God, I lie not.

[21] Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. [22] And I was unknown by face to the churches of Judea, which were in Christ: [23] But they had heard only: He, who persecuted us in times past, doth now preach the faith which once he impugned: [24] And they glorified God in me.

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