King James VersionGalatians1


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 which are with me, unto 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 evil world, ac­cord­ing to the will of God and our Fa­ther: 5 To whom be glo­ry for ever and ev­er. Amen. 6 I mar­vel that ye are so soon re­moved from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto an­oth­er gospel: 7 Which is not an­oth­er; but there be some that trou­ble you, and would per­vert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an an­gel from heav­en, preach any oth­er gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be ac­cursed. 9 As we said be­fore, so say I now again, If any man preach any oth­er gospel unto you than that ye have re­ceived, let him be ac­cursed. 10 For do I now per­suade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the ser­vant of Christ. 11 But I cer­ti­fy you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not af­ter man. 12 For I nei­ther re­ceived it of man, nei­ther was I taught it, but by the rev­e­la­tion of Je­sus Christ. 13 For ye 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 prof­it­ed in the Jews' re­li­gion above many my equals in mine own na­tion, be­ing more ex­ceed­ing­ly zeal­ous of the tra­di­tions of my fa­thers. 15 But when it pleased God, 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 hea­then; im­me­di­ate­ly I con­ferred not with flesh and blood: 17 Nei­ther went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apos­tles be­fore me; but I went into Ara­bia, and re­turned again unto Dam­as­cus. 18 Then af­ter three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Pe­ter, and abode with him fif­teen days. 19 But oth­er of the apos­tles saw I none, save James the Lord's broth­er. 20 Now the things which I write unto you, be­hold, be­fore God, I lie not. 21 Af­ter­wards I came into the re­gions of Syr­ia and Cili­cia; 22 And was un­known by face unto the church­es of Ju­daea which were in Christ: 23 But they had heard on­ly, That he which per­se­cut­ed us in times past now prea­cheth the faith which once he de­stroyed. 24 And they glo­ri­fied God in me.