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Galatians 1 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Paul, an apostle ​— ​not from men or by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised him from the dead ​— ​

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and all the brothers who are with me:

To the churches of Galatia.

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Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord[fn] Jesus Christ,

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who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.

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To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

No Other Gospel
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I am amazed that you are so quickly turning away from him who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel ​— ​

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not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are troubling you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.

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But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, a curse be on him![fn]

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As we have said before, I now say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, a curse be on him!

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For am I now trying to persuade people,[fn] or God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Paul Defends His Apostleship
(cf. Act 9:1–25 )
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For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel preached by me is not of human origin.

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For I did not receive it from a human source and I was not taught it, but it came by a revelation of Jesus Christ.

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For you have heard about my former way of life in Judaism: I intensely persecuted God’s church and tried to destroy it.

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I advanced in Judaism beyond many contemporaries among my people, because I was extremely zealous for the traditions of my ancestors.

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But when God, who from my mother’s womb set me apart and called me by his grace, was pleased

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to reveal his Son in me, so that I could preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone.[fn]

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I did not go up to Jerusalem to those who had become apostles before me; instead I went to Arabia and came back to Damascus.

(cf. Act 9:26–31 )
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Then after three years I did go up to Jerusalem to get to know Cephas,[fn] and I stayed with him fifteen days.

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But I didn’t see any of the other apostles except James, the Lord’s brother.

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I declare in the sight of God: I am not lying in what I write to you.

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Afterward, I went to the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

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I remained personally unknown to the Judean churches that are in Christ.

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They simply kept hearing: “He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith he once tried to destroy.”

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And they glorified God because of me.[fn]

CSB Footnotes
Other mss read God our Father and the Lord
Or you, let him be condemned, or you, let him be condemned to hell ; Gk anathema
Or win the approval of people
Lit flesh and blood
Other mss read Peter
Or in me

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