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Galatians 1 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:1 -

Paul, an apostle (not sent from men nor through human agency, 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:

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:3 -

Grace to you and peace from [fn]God the Father and our 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 forevermore. Amen.

Distortion of the Gospel

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:6 -

I am amazed 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 not just another account; but 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 preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be [fn]accursed!
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:9 - As we have said before, even now I say again: if anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be [fn]accursed!
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:10 -

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

Paul Defends His Ministry

(cf. Act 9:1–25 )
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:11 -

For I would have you know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel which was preached by me is not [fn]of human invention.

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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:13 -

For you have heard of my former way of life 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 [fn]countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:15 - But when [fn]He who had set me apart even 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 preach Him 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 [fn]Cephas, and stayed with him for fifteen days.

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:19 - But I did not see another one 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 - I was still unknown by [fn]sight to the churches of Judea which are in Christ;
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:23 - but they only kept hearing, “The man who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith which he once tried to destroy.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 1:24 - And they were glorifying God [fn]because of me.
NASB20 Footnotes
One early ms God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ
Or world
Lit in
Gr anathema
Gr anathema
Lit according to man
Lit race
One early ms God who
I.e., people
Or visit
I.e., Peter
Or Jacob
Lit behold before God
Lit face
Lit in me

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