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From Paul Paulos, an apostle apostolos not ou from apo men anthrōpos, nor oude through dia man anthrōpos, but alla through dia Jesus Iēsous Christ Christos and kai God theos the Father patēr who ho raised egeirō him autos from ek the dead nekros and kai all pas the ho brothers adelphos who are with syn me egō, to the ho churches ekklēsia of ho Galatia Galatia: Grace charis to you hymeis and kai peace eirēnē from apo God theos our hēmeis Father patēr and kai the Lord kyrios Jesus Iēsous Christ Christos, who ho gave didōmi himself heautou for hyper · ho our hēmeis sins hamartia in order to hopōs rescue exaireō us hēmeis from ek this ho present enistēmi evil ponēros age aiōn, · ho according kata to the ho will thelēma of ho our hēmeis God theos and kai Father patēr, to whom hos be · ho glory doxa for eis all ho time aiōn ho! · ho Amen amēn.

I am astonished thaumazō that hoti you are so houtōs quickly tacheōs deserting metatithēmi the ho one who called kaleō you hymeis by en the grace charis of Christ Christos and are turning to eis a different heteros gospel euangelion not ou that hos there is eimi another allos gospel, but ei mē there are eimi some tis who ho are trying to confuse tarassō you hymeis and kai want thelō to pervert metastrephō the ho gospel euangelion of ho Christ Christos. But alla even kai if ean we hēmeis, or ē an angel angelos from ek heaven ouranos, should preach euangelizō a gospel at odds with para the one hos we already preached euangelizō to you hymeis, let him be eimi accursed anathema. As hōs we have said before, and kai now arti I say legō again palin: If ei anyone tis is preaching euangelizō to you hymeis a gospel euangelizō at odds with para the one hos you have already received paralambanō, let him be eimi accursed anathema.

10 For gar am I peithō now arti seeking the approval of peithō men anthrōpos, or ē of · ho God theos? Or ē am I trying zēteō to please areskō men anthrōpos? If ei I were areskō still eti trying to please areskō men anthrōpos, I eimi would an not ou be eimi a servant of Christ Christos.

11 I want you hymeis to know gnōrizō, brothers adelphos, that hoti the ho gospel euangelion · ho preached euangelizō by hypo me egō is eimi not ou of kata human anthrōpos origin. 12 For gar I egō did paralambanō not oude receive paralambanō it autos from para man anthrōpos, nor oute was I taught didaskō it; instead alla I received it by dia a revelation apokalypsis from Jesus Iēsous Christ Christos.

13 For gar you have heard akouō of · ho my emos former pote way of life anastrophē in en · ho Judaism Ioudaismos, how hoti intensely kata hyperbolē I used to persecute diōkō the ho church ekklēsia of ho God theos and kai was trying to destroy portheō it autos. 14 And kai I was advancing prokoptō in en · ho Judaism Ioudaismos beyond hyper many polys of my egō own age synēlikiōtēs in en the ho entire nation genos, being hyparchō extremely perissoterōs zealous zēlōtēs for the ho traditions patrikos of my egō ancestors paradosis. 15 But de when hote · ho God theos, who ho had set me egō apart aphorizō from ek my egō mother’ s mētēr womb koilia and kai called kaleō me by dia · ho his autos grace charis, was pleased eudokeō 16 to reveal apokalyptō · ho his autos Son hyios in en me egō so that hina I might preach euangelizō him autos among en the ho Gentiles ethnos, I did not ou consult with prosanatithēmi flesh sarx and kai blood haima, 17 nor oude did I go up anerchomai to eis Jerusalem Hierosolyma to pros those ho who were apostles apostolos before pro me egō; but alla I went away aperchomai into eis Arabia Arabia and kai returned hypostrephō again palin to eis Damascus Damaskos.

18 Then epeita after meta three treis years etos I went anerchomai up to eis Jerusalem Hierosolyma to get acquainted historeō with Cephas Kēphas and kai stayed epimenō with pros him autos fifteen dekapente days hēmera. 19 But de I did not ou see any of the ho other heteros apostles apostolos except ei mē James Iakōbos, the ho Lord’ s kyrios brother adelphos. · ho 20 In what hos · de I am writing graphō to you hymeis, I swear idou before enōpion · ho God theos, I am not ou lying pseudomai! 21 After that epeita I went erchomai to eis the ho regions klima of ho Syria Syria and kai · ho Cilicia Kilikia. 22 But de I was eimi still personally prosōpon unknown agnoeō · ho to the ho churches ekklēsia of ho Judea Ioudaia that ho are in en Christ Christos. 23 They eimi only monon · de kept eimi hearing akouō, “ The ho one who formerly pote persecuted diōkō us hēmeis is now nyn preaching euangelizō the ho faith pistis that hos he once pote tried to destroy portheō.” 24 So kai they praised doxazō God theos because en of me egō. · ho

Paul, an apostle(A)—sent not from men nor by a man,(B) but by Jesus Christ(C) and God the Father,(D) who raised him from the dead(E) and all the brothers and sisters[a] with me,(F)

To the churches in Galatia:(G)

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,(H) who gave himself for our sins(I) to rescue us from the present evil age,(J) according to the will of our God and Father,(K) to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.(L)

No Other Gospel

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called(M) you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel(N) which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion(O) and are trying to pervert(P) the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you,(Q) let them be under God’s curse!(R) As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted,(S) let them be under God’s curse!

10 Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people?(T) If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Paul Called by God

11 I want you to know, brothers and sisters,(U) that the gospel I preached(V) is not of human origin. 12 I did not receive it from any man,(W) nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation(X) from Jesus Christ.(Y)

13 For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism,(Z) how intensely I persecuted the church of God(AA) and tried to destroy it.(AB) 14 I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people and was extremely zealous(AC) for the traditions of my fathers.(AD) 15 But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb(AE) and called me(AF) by his grace, was pleased 16 to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles,(AG) my immediate response was not to consult any human being.(AH) 17 I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went into Arabia. Later I returned to Damascus.(AI)

18 Then after three years,(AJ) I went up to Jerusalem(AK) to get acquainted with Cephas[b] and stayed with him fifteen days. 19 I saw none of the other apostles—only James,(AL) the Lord’s brother. 20 I assure you before God(AM) that what I am writing you is no lie.(AN)

21 Then I went to Syria(AO) and Cilicia.(AP) 22 I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea(AQ) that are in Christ.(AR) 23 They only heard the report: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith(AS) he once tried to destroy.”(AT) 24 And they praised God(AU) because of me.


  1. Galatians 1:2 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verse 11; and in 3:15; 4:12, 28, 31; 5:11, 13; 6:1, 18.
  2. Galatians 1:18 That is, Peter

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