II. The Revelation
of the Apostle's Gospel
A. God's Son versus Man's Religion
6 I marvel that you are so quickly 1removing from Him who has acalled you 2in the 3bgrace of Christ to a 4cdifferent gospel,
7 Which is 1not another gospel, only there are 2some who atrouble you and desire to 3pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But if even we or an aangel out of heaven should announce to you a gospel beyond that which we have announced to you, let him be baccursed.
9 As we have said before, now also I say again, If anyone announces to you a gospel beyond that which you have received, let him be accursed.
10 For am I now 1trying to win the assent of men or of God? Or am I seeking to aplease men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bslave of Christ.
11 For I make known to you, abrothers, concerning the bgospel announced by me, that it is cnot according to man.
12 For 1neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but I areceived it through a 2brevelation by Jesus Christ.
13 For you have heard of my manner of life aformerly in 1Judaism, that I bpersecuted the cchurch of God excessively and dravaged it.
14 And I aadvanced in Judaism beyond many contemporaries in my race, being more abundantly a bzealot for the 1ctraditions of my dfathers.
15 But when it apleased God, who 1set me apart 2from my mother's bwomb and 3ccalled me through His 4dgrace,
16 To 1areveal His 2bSon 3in me that I might announce 4Him as the gospel among the 5cGentiles, immediately I did 6not confer with 7dflesh and blood,
17 aNeither did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away to 1bArabia and again returned to cDamascus.
18 Then after three years I went up to aJerusalem to 1visit bCephas, and I remained with him fifteen days.
19 But I saw none of the other apostles 1except aJames, the brother of the Lord.
20 Now concerning the things which I am writing to you, behold, before God, I am anot lying.
21 Then I went into the regions of 1aSyria and bCilicia.
22 Yet I was still 1unknown by face to the achurches of Judea, which are bin Christ.
23 But they 1only heard this: He who was formerly apersecuting us is now announcing as the gospel the 2bfaith which formerly he cravaged.
24 And they aglorified God because of me.
1 Then 1after a period of fourteen years I awent up again to Jerusalem with bBarnabas, taking cTitus with me also.
2 And I went up according to 1arevelation, and I laid before them the gospel which I proclaim among the bGentiles, but privately to those who were of crepute, dlest perhaps I should be erunning, or had run, in vain.
3 But 1not even Titus, who was with me, though he is a Greek, was compelled to be 2acircumcised;
4 And this, because of the 1afalse brothers, brought in bsecretly, who stole in to spy out our 2cfreedom which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into 3dslavery.
5 To them we yielded with the subjection demanded not even for an hour, that the 1atruth of the gospel might remain with you.
6 But from those who were areputed to be something -- whatever they were makes no difference to me; God does bnot accept man's person; for to me those who were of repute added nothing.
7 But on the contrary, seeing that I had been aentrusted with the gospel to the buncircumcision, even as cPeter with the gospel to the circumcision,
8 (For He who operated in Peter for the aapostleship to the circumcision operated also in me for the bGentiles),
9 And perceiving the agrace given to me, 1bJames and cCephas and dJohn, who were ereputed to be fpillars, gave to me and to gBarnabas the right hhand of ifellowship that we should go to the Gentiles, and they, to the circumcision.
10 Only they requested that we remember the apoor, which very thing I bwas also eager to do.