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Galatians 1 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Greetings and Grace

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:1 -

Paul, an apostle—not sent from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:2 - and all the brothers who are with me,

To the churches of Galatia:

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:4 - who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil [fn]age, according to the will of our God and Father,
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:5 - to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Distorting the Gospel

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I marvel that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you [fn]by the grace of Christ for a different gospel,

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:7 - which is really not another, only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:8 - But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should proclaim to you a gospel [fn]contrary to the gospel we have proclaimed to you, let him be [fn]accursed!
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:9 - As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is proclaiming to you a gospel [fn]contrary to what you received, let him be [fn]accursed!
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:10 -

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a slave of Christ.

Paul Called by God

(cf. Act 9:1–25 )
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For I make known to you, brothers, that the gospel which I am proclaiming as good news is not according to man.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:12 - For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
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For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I used to persecute the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:14 - And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being far more zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:15 - But when God, who had set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, was pleased
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:16 - to reveal His Son in me so that I might proclaim Him as good news among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with [fn]flesh and blood,
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:17 - nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away to Arabia, and returned once more to Damascus.
(cf. Act 9:26–31 )
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:18 -

Then three years later I went up to Jerusalem to [fn]become acquainted with Cephas, and stayed with him fifteen days.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:19 - But I did not see any other of the apostles except [fn]James, the Lord’s brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:20 - (Now in what I am writing to you, [fn]I assure you before God that I am not lying!)
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:21 - Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:22 - And I was still unknown by [fn]sight to the churches of Judea which are in Christ;
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:23 - but only, they kept hearing, “He who once persecuted us is now proclaiming the good news of the faith which he once tried to destroy.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:24 - And they were glorifying God [fn]because of me.
LSB Footnotes
Two early mss God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ
Or world
Lit in
Or other than, more than
Gr anathema
Or other than, more than
Gr anathema
Human beings
Or visit Cephas
Or Jacob; James is the Eng form of Jacob; so in Gal
Lit behold before God
Lit face
Lit in me

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