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Weymouth New Testament in Modern Speech, Galatians   By: (1822-1902)

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Book 48 Galatians 001:001 Paul, an Apostle sent not from men nor by any man, but by Jesus Christ and by God the Father, who raised Jesus from among the dead 001:002 and all the brethren who are with me: To the Churches of Galatia. 001:003 May grace and peace be granted to you from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, 001:004 who gave Himself to suffer for our sins in order to rescue us from the present wicked age in accordance with the will of our God and Father. 001:005 To Him be the glory to the Ages of the Ages! Amen. 001:006 I marvel that you are so readily leaving Him who called you by the grace of Christ, and are adhering to a different Good News. 001:007 For other "Good News" there is none; but there are some persons who are troubling you, and are seeking to distort the Good News concerning Christ. 001:008 But if even we or an angel from Heaven should bring you a Good News different from that which we have already brought you, let him be accursed. 001:009 What I have just said I repeat if any one is preaching to you a Good News other than that which you originally received, let him be accursed. 001:010 For is it man's favour or God's that I aspire to? Or am I seeking to please men? If I were still a man pleaser, I should not be Christ's bondservant. 001:011 For I must tell you, brethren, that the Good News which was proclaimed by me is not such as man approves of. 001:012 For, in fact, it was not from man that I received or learnt it, but by a revelation from Jesus Christ. 001:013 For you have heard of my early career in Judaism how I furiously persecuted the Church of God, and made havoc of it; 001:014 and how in devotion to Judaism I outstripped many men of my own age among my people, being far more zealous than they on behalf of the traditions of my forefathers. 001:015 But when He who set me apart even from my birth, and called me by His grace, 001:016 saw fit to reveal His Son within me in order that I might tell among the Gentiles the Good News concerning Him, at once I did not confer with any human being, 001:017 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were my seniors in the Apostleship, but I went away into Arabia, and afterwards came back to Damascus. 001:018 Then, three years later, I went up to Jerusalem to inquire for Peter, and I spent a fortnight with him. 001:019 I saw none of the other Apostles, except James, the Lord's brother. 001:020 In making these assertions I am speaking the truth, as in the sight of God. 001:021 Afterwards I visited Syria and Cilicia. 001:022 But to the Christian Churches in Judaea I was personally unknown. 001:023 They only heard it said, "He who was once our persecutor is now telling the Good News of the faith of which he formerly made havoc." 001:024 And they gave glory to God on my account. 002:001 Later still, after an interval of fourteen years, I again went up to Jerusalem in company with Barnabas, taking Titus also with me. 002:002 I went up in obedience to a revelation of God's will; and I explained to them the Good News which I proclaim among the Gentiles. To the leaders of the Church this explanation was made in private, lest by any means I should be running, or should already have run, in vain. 002:003 But although my companion Titus was a Greek they did not insist upon even his being circumcised. 002:004 Yet there was danger of this through the false brethren secretly introduced into the Church, who had stolen in to spy out the freedom which is ours in Christ Jesus, in order to rob us of it. 002:005 But not for an hour did we give way and submit to them; in order that the Good News might continue with you in its integrity... Continue reading book >>

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