¶ Paul an Apostle, not of men, neither by man, but by Iesus Christ, and by God the father which raised him from death, and all the brethren which are with me.
¶ Unto the congregations of Galacia. Grace be with you and peace from God the father, and from our Lord Iesus Christ, which gave himself for our sins, to deliver us from this present evil world, thorow the will of God our father, to whom be praise for ever and ever Amen.
¶ I marvel that ye are so soon turned from him that called you in the grace of Christ, unto another gospell, which is nothing else, but that there be some which trouble you, and intend to pervert the gospell of Christ. Nevertheless though we ourselves, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospell unto you than that which we have preached unto you, hold him as accursed. As I said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other thing unto you, than that ye have received, hold him accursed. Seek I now the faveour of men, or of God? Other go I about to please men? If I studied to please men, I were not the servant of Christ.
¶ I certify you brethren, that the gospell which was preached of me, was not after the manner of men, neither received I it of man, neither was I taught it: but received it by the revelation of Iesus Christ. Ye have heard of my conversation in times past in the Jewes' ways, how that beyond measure I persecuted the congregation of God, and spoiled it: and prevailed in the jewes' law, above many of my companions, which were of mine own nation, and much more fervently maintained the traditions of the elders.
¶ But when it pleased God, which separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, for to declare his son by me, that I should preach him among the heathen: Immediately I commended not of the matter with flesh and blood, neither returned to Ierusalem to them which were apostles before me: but went my ways into Arabia, and came again unto Damascon. Then after three years, I returned to Ierusalem unto Peter and abode with him xv days, no other of the apostles saw I, save Iames the Lord's brother. The things which I write, behold, God knoweth I lie not.
¶ After that I went into the coasts of Siria and Cicill: and was unknown as touching my person unto the congregations of Jewry, which were in Christ. But they heard only, that he which persecuted us in time past, now preacheth the faith, which before he destroyed. And they glorified God in me.
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William Tyndale 1526