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Galatians 1:15-16Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

15 But when God, who from my birth set me apart and called me by His grace, was pleased 16 to reveal His Son in me, so that I could preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 1:16 Lit flesh and blood

Galatians 1:15-16English Standard Version (ESV)

15 But when he who had set me apart before I was born,[a] and who called me by his grace, 16 was pleased to reveal his Son to[b] me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone;[c]

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 1:15 Greek set me apart from my mother's womb
  2. Galatians 1:16 Greek in
  3. Galatians 1:16 Greek with flesh and blood
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Galatians 1:15-20The Message (MSG)

13-16 I’m sure that you’ve heard the story of my earlier life when I lived in the Jewish way. In those days I went all out in persecuting God’s church. I was systematically destroying it. I was so enthusiastic about the traditions of my ancestors that I advanced head and shoulders above my peers in my career. Even then God had designs on me. Why, when I was still in my mother’s womb he chose and called me out of sheer generosity! Now he has intervened and revealed his Son to me so that I might joyfully tell non-Jews about him.

16-20 Immediately after my calling—without consulting anyone around me and without going up to Jerusalem to confer with those who were apostles long before I was—I got away to Arabia. Later I returned to Damascus, but it was three years before I went up to Jerusalem to compare stories with Peter. I was there only fifteen days—but what days they were! Except for our Master’s brother James, I saw no other apostles. (I’m telling you the absolute truth in this.)

The Message (MSG)

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