1:15But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
1:16To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
1:17Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
1:18Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
1:19But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.
1:20Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.
1:21Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;
1:22And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:
1:23But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.
1:24And they glorified God in me.
2:1Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.
2:2And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.
2:3But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:
2:4And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:
2:5To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
2:6But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:
2:7But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;
2:8(For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
2:9And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.