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The Epistle of St Paul the Apostle
Unto the Galathians

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Chapter 1

Yes Word (Tyndale-Modern English)


      Paul an apostle not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus 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 Jesus Christ, which gave himself for our sins, to deliver us from this present evil world, through 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. Preach I mans doctrine or Gods? Other (Or do I) 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 Jesus Christ. For ye have heard of my conversation in time past, in the Jewes *ways, how that beyond measure I persecuted the congregation of God, and spoiled it: and prevailed in the Jewes *laye, above many of my companions, which were of mine own nation, and was a much more fervent maintainer of the traditions of the elders.
      But when it pleased God, which separated me from my mothers 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 Jerusalem to them which were Apostles before me: but went my ways into Arabia, and came again unto Damasco. Then after three years, I returned to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days, no other of the Apostles saw I, save James the Lords brother. The things which I write, behold, God knoweth I lie not.
      After that I went into the coasts of Syria and Cilicia: 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 on my behalf.

*ways or *laye: means worldly, of those that lay charges to and against the congregation of God. See here that this word is not "religion" neither is the word religion found in any of the original text. *commended (acclaimed)

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