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Passage Lookup: Galatians 1:13-24


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Galatians 1:13
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You know what I was like when I followed the Jewish religion – how I violently persecuted the Christians.[1] I did my best to get rid of them.
Galatians 1:14
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I was one of the most religious Jews of my own age, and I tried as hard as possible to follow all the old traditions of my religion.
Galatians 1:15
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But then something happened! For it pleased God in his kindness to choose me and call me, even before I was born! What undeserved mercy!
Galatians 1:16
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to reveal his Son to me [1] so that I would proclaim the Good News about Jesus to the Gentiles.When this happened, I did not rush out to consult with any human being. [2]
Galatians 1:17
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nor did I go up to Jerusalem to consult with those who were apostles before I was. No, I went away into Arabia and later returned to the city of Damascus.
Galatians 1:18
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Then three years later I went to Jerusalem to get to know Peter, [1] and I stayed with him for fifteen days.
Galatians 1:19
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And the only other apostle I met at that time was James, our Lord's brother.
Galatians 1:20
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You must believe what I am saying, for I declare before God that I am not lying.
Galatians 1:21
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Then after this visit, I went north into the provinces of Syria and Cilicia.
Galatians 1:22
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And still the Christians in the churches in Judea didn't know me personally.
Galatians 1:23
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All they knew was that people were saying, "The one who used to persecute us now preaches the very faith he tried to destroy!"
Galatians 1:24
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And they gave glory to God because of me.
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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
the Week of Proper 14 / Ordinary 19
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