1 Paul, an apostle (not from men, nor through man, but through Yehoshua Messias, and Elohim the Father, who raised him from the dead), 2 and all the brothers*The word for “brothers” here and where context allows may also be correctly translated “brothers and sisters” or “siblings.” who are with me, to the assemblies of Galatia: 3 Grace to you and peace from Elohim the Father, and our Master Yehoshua Messias, 4 who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us out of this present evil age, according to the will of our Elohim and Father— 5 to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
6 I marvel that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Messias to a different “good news”; 7 and there isn’t another “good news.” Only there are some who trouble you, and want to pervert the Good News of Messias. 8 But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you any “good news” other than that which we preached to you, let him be cursed. 9 As we have said before, so I now say again: if any man preaches to you any “good news” other than that which you received, let him be cursed. 10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of Elohim? Or am I striving to please men? For if I were still pleasing men, I wouldn’t be a servant of Messias. 11 But I make known to you, brothers, concerning the Good News which was preached by me, that it is not according to man. 12 For neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came to me through revelation of Yehoshua Messias. 13 For you have heard of my way of living in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the assembly of Elohim, and ravaged it. 14 I advanced in the Jews’ religion beyond many of my own age among my countrymen, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when it was the good pleasure of Elohim, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me through his grace, 16 to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I didn’t immediately confer with flesh and blood, 17 nor did I go up to Yeruwshalaim to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia. Then I returned to Damascus. 18 Then after three years I went up to Yeruwshalaim to visit Peter, and stayed with him fifteen days. 19 But of the other apostles I saw no one, except James, the Master’s brother. 20 Now about the things which I write to you, behold,†“Behold”, from “ἰδοὺ”, means look at, take notice, observe, see, or gaze at. It is often used as an interjection. before Elohim, I’m not lying. 21 Then I came to the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 I was still unknown by face to the assemblies of Judea which were in Messias, 23 but they only heard: “He who once persecuted us now preaches the faith that he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they glorified Elohim in me.
*1:2: The word for “brothers” here and where context allows may also be correctly translated “brothers and sisters” or “siblings.”
†1:20: “Behold”, from “ἰδοὺ”, means look at, take notice, observe, see, or gaze at. It is often used as an interjection.