1Sha’ul, an emissary – not from men, nor by a man, but by יהושע Messiah and Elohim the Father who raised Him from the dead –
2and all the brothers who are with me, to the assemblies of Galatia:
3Favour to you and peace from Elohim the Father and our Master יהושע Messiah,
4who gave Himself for our sins, to deliver us out of this present wicked age, according to the desire of our Elohim and Father,
5to whom be the praise forever and ever. Amĕn.
6I marvel that you are so readily turning away from Him who called you in the favour of Messiah, to a different ‘Good News,’#2 Cor. 11:4.
7which is not another, only there are some who are troubling you and wishing to pervert the Good News of Messiah.
8However, even if we, or a messenger out of heaven, bring a ‘Good News’ to you beside what we announced to you, let him be accursed.
9As we have said before, and now I say again, if anyone brings a ‘Good News’ to you beside what you have received, let him be accursed.
10For do I now persuade men, or Elohim? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I should not be a servant of Messiah.
11And I make known to you, brothers, that the Good News announced by me is not according to man.
12For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but through a revelation of יהושע Messiah.
13For you have heard of my former way of life in Yehuḏaism, how intensely I persecuted the assembly of Elohim, and ravaged it.
14And I progressed in Yehuḏaism beyond many of my age in my race, being more exceedingly ardent for the traditions of my fathers.
15But when it pleased Elohim, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me by His favour,
16to reveal His Son in me, that I might bring Him, the Good News, to the gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood,
17neither did I go up to Yerushalayim, to those who were emissaries before me. But I went to Araḇia, and returned again to Damascus.
18Then after three years I went up to Yerushalayim to learn from Kĕpha, and remained with him for fifteen days.
19And I saw no other of the emissaries except Ya‛aqoḇ, the brother of the Master.
20And what I write to you, see, before Elohim, I do not lie.
21Then I went into the districts of Syria and of Kilikia.
22And I was still not known by sight to the assemblies of Yehuḏah which were in Messiah,
23but they were hearing only that, “The one who once persecuted us now brings as Good News the belief which he once ravaged.”
24So they were esteeming Elohim in me.