11 nBut I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. 12 For oI neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came pthrough the revelation of Jesus Christ.
13 For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how qI persecuted the church of God beyond measure and rtried to destroy it. 14 And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, sbeing more exceedingly zealous tfor the traditions of my fathers.
15 But when it pleased God, uwho separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, 16 vto reveal His Son in me, that wI might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with xflesh and blood, 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.
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