Revised English Version

The Epistle of Paul to the Galatians  

Galatians Chapter 1  

1Paul, an apostle (not sent from men nor through any man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him out from among the dead), 2and all the brothers who are with me, to the congregations of Galatia: 3Grace to you and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, 4who gave himself for our sins to deliver us out of this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5to whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen. 6I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting the One who called you by the grace of Christ, and are turning to a different “Good News,” 7(which is really not another). But there are some who are confusing you, and who want to turn the Good News of Christ upside down. 8But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should tell you a Good News contrary to the Good News we told you, let him be accursed. 9As we have said before, so I now say again, if anyone is proclaiming to you a Good News that is contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. 10Indeed, am I now seeking the favor of people, or of God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. 11Now I want you to know, brothers, that the Good News that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin. 12For I did not receive it from any person, nor was I taught it, but it came to me by revelation from Jesus Christ. 13For you have heard about my former way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the congregation of God and tried to destroy it. 14And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age in my nation, because I was more extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers. 15But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, 16to reveal his Son to me so that I could tell the Good News about him among the Gentiles, immediately I did not confer with flesh and blood, 17neither did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. 18Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and stayed with him fifteen days. 19But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord’s brother. 20(In what I am writing to you, Look!, before God, I do not lie!) 21Then I came to the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22And I was still unknown by face to the congregations of Judea that were in Christ, 23but they were only hearing, “He who once persecuted us is now proclaiming the Faitha that he once tried to destroy,” 24and they glorified God because of me.

“Faith” is used of the Christian Faith.