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Galatians 1 American Standard Version (ASV)

Paul, an apostle (not from men, neither through [a]man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead), and all the brethren that are with me, unto the churches of Galatia: Grace to you and peace [b]from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us out of this present evil [c]world, according to the will of [d]our God and Father: to whom be the glory [e]for ever and ever. Amen.

I marvel that ye are so quickly removing from him that called you in the grace of Christ unto a different [f]gospel; [g]which is not another gospel: only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the [h]gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, should [i]preach [j]unto you any gospel [k]other than that which we [l]preached unto you, let him be anathema. As we have said before, so say I now again, If any man [m]preacheth unto you any gospel [n]other than that which ye received, let him be anathema. 10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? or am I striving to please men? if I were still pleasing men, I should not be a [o]servant of Christ.

11 For I make known to you, brethren, as touching the [p]gospel which was [q]preached by me, that it is not after man. 12 For neither did I receive it from [r]man, nor was I taught it, but it came to me through revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For ye have heard of my manner of life in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and made havoc of it: 14 and I advanced in the Jews’ religion beyond many of mine own age [s]among my countrymen, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me, even from my mother’s womb, and called me through his grace, 16 to reveal his Son in me, that I might [t]preach him among the Gentiles; straightway I conferred not with flesh and blood: 17 neither went I up to Jerusalem to them that were apostles before me: but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned unto Damascus.

18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to [u]visit Cephas, and tarried with him fifteen days. 19 But other of the apostles saw I none, [v]save [w]James the Lord’s brother. 20 Now touching the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not. 21 Then I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 And I was still unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ: 23 but they only heard say, He that once persecuted us now [x]preacheth the faith of which he once made havoc; 24 and they glorified God in me.

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 1:1 Or, a man
  2. Galatians 1:3 Some ancient authorities read from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
  3. Galatians 1:4 Or, age
  4. Galatians 1:4 Or, God and our Father
  5. Galatians 1:5 Greek unto the ages of the ages.
  6. Galatians 1:6 Greek good tidings. See marginal note on Mt. 4:23.
  7. Galatians 1:7 Or, which is nothing else save that there etc.
  8. Galatians 1:7 Greek good tidings. See verse 6.
  9. Galatians 1:8 See marginal note on Mt. 11:5.
  10. Galatians 1:8 Some ancient authorities omit unto you.
  11. Galatians 1:8 Or, contrary to that
  12. Galatians 1:8 See marginal note on Mt. 11:5.
  13. Galatians 1:9 See marginal note on Mt. 11:5.
  14. Galatians 1:9 Or, contrary to that
  15. Galatians 1:10 Greek bondservant.
  16. Galatians 1:11 Greek good tidings. See verse 6.
  17. Galatians 1:11 See marginal note on Mt. 11:5.
  18. Galatians 1:12 Or, a man
  19. Galatians 1:14 Greek in my race. Compare 2 Cor. 11:26.
  20. Galatians 1:16 See marginal note on Mt. 11:5.
  21. Galatians 1:18 Or, become acquainted with
  22. Galatians 1:19 Or, but only
  23. Galatians 1:19 Or, Jacob
  24. Galatians 1:23 See marginal note on Mt. 11:5.

Galatians 1 New King James Version (NKJV)

Greeting

Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead), and all the brethren who are with me,

To the churches of Galatia:

Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Only One Gospel

I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert[a] the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be [b]accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you 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 still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.

Call to Apostleship

11 But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. 12 For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.

13 For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it. 14 And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, 16 to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.

Contacts at Jerusalem

18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see [c]Peter, and remained with him fifteen days. 19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord’s brother. 20 (Now concerning the things which I write to you, indeed, before God, I do not lie.)

21 Afterward I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 And I was unknown by face to the churches of Judea which were in Christ. 23 But they were hearing only, “He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith which he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they glorified God in me.

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 1:7 distort
  2. Galatians 1:8 Gr. anathema
  3. Galatians 1:18 NU Cephas
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Galatians 1 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

Paul, an apostle -- not from men, nor through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who did raise him out of the dead --

and all the brethren with me, to the assemblies of Galatia:

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

who did give himself for our sins, that he might deliver us out of the present evil age, according to the will of God even our Father,

to whom [is] the glory to the ages of the ages. Amen.

I wonder that ye are so quickly removed from Him who did call you in the grace of Christ to another good news;

that is not another, except there be certain who are troubling you, and wishing to pervert the good news of the Christ;

but even if we or a messenger out of heaven may proclaim good news to you different from what we did proclaim to you -- anathema let him be!

as we have said before, and now say again, If any one to you may proclaim good news different from what ye did receive -- anathema let him be!

10 for now men do I persuade, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if yet men I did please -- Christ's servant I should not be.

11 And I make known to you, brethren, the good news that were proclaimed by me, that it is not according to man,

12 for neither did I from man receive it, nor was I taught [it], but through a revelation of Jesus Christ,

13 for ye did hear of my behaviour once in Judaism, that exceedingly I was persecuting the assembly of God, and wasting it,

14 and I was advancing in Judaism above many equals in age in mine own race, being more abundantly zealous of my fathers' deliverances,

15 and when God was well pleased -- having separated me from the womb of my mother, and having called [me] through His grace --

16 to reveal His Son in me, that I might proclaim him good news among the nations, immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood,

17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem unto those who were apostles before me, but I went away to Arabia, and again returned to Damascus,

18 then, after three years I went up to Jerusalem to enquire about Peter, and remained with him fifteen days,

19 and other of the apostles I did not see, except James, the brother of the Lord.

20 And the things that I write to you, lo, before God -- I lie not;

21 then I came to the regions of Syria and of Cilicia,

22 and was unknown by face to the assemblies of Judea, that [are] in Christ,

23 and only they were hearing, that `he who is persecuting us then, doth now proclaim good news -- the faith that then he was wasting;'

24 and they were glorifying God in me.

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