14 and was progressing in Judaism beyond many contemporaries in my nation, because[a] I was a far more zealous adherent of the traditions handed down by my forefathers.

15 But when the one who set me apart[b] from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace was pleased 16 to reveal his Son in me in order that I would proclaim the gospel about him among the Gentiles, immediately I did not consult with flesh and blood,

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  1. Galatians 1:14 Here “because” is supplied as a component of the participle (“was”) which is understood as causal
  2. Galatians 1:15 Some manuscripts have “when God who set me apart”