THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE GALATIANS
1 Paul an Apostle, not of men, nether by man, but by Iesus Christ, and by God the father which raysed him from deeth: 2 and all the brethren which are with me. Vnto the congregacions of Galacia. 3 Grace be with you and peace from God the father, and from oure Lorde Iesus Christ, 4 which gave him selfe for oure synnes to deliver vs from this present evyll worlde thorow the will of God oure father 5 to whom be prayse for ever and ever. Amen. 6 I marvayle that ye are so sone turned from him that called you in the grace of Christ vnto another gospell: 7 which is nothinge els but that ther be some which trouble you and intende to pervert to gospell of Christ. 8 Neverthelesse though we oure selves or an angell from heven preache eny other gospell vnto you the that which we have preached vnto you holde him as a cursed. 9 As I sayde before so saye I now agayne yf eny man preache eny other thinge vnto you then that ye have receaved holde him accursed. 10 Preache I mannes doctrine or Godes? Ether go I about to please men? If I stodyed to please men I were not the servaunt of Christ. 11 I certifie you brethren that the gospell which was preached of me was not after the maner of men 12 nether receaved I it of man nether was I taught it: but receaved it by the revelacion of Iesus Christ. 13 For ye have hearde of my conversacion in tyme past in the Iewes wayes how that beyonde measure I persecuted the congregacion of God and spoyled it: 14 and prevayled in the Iewes laye above many of my companions which were of myne awne nacion and was a moche more fervet mayntener of the tradicions of the elders. 15 But when it pleased God which seperated me from my mothers wombe and called me by his grace 16 for to declare his sonne by me that I shuld preache him amonge the hethen: immediatly I comened not of the matter with flesshe and bloud 17 nether returned to Ierusalem to them which were Apostles before me: but wet my wayes into Arabia and came agayne vnto Damasco. 18 Then after thre yeare I returned to Ierusalem to se Peter and abode with him .xv. dayes 19 no nother of the Apostles sawe I save Iames the Lordes brother. 20 The thinges which I write beholde God knoweth I lye not. 21 After that I went into the costes of Siria and Cilicia: 22 and was vnknowen as touchinge my person vnto the congregacions of Iewrye which were in Christ. 23 But they hearde only that he which persecuted vs in tyme past now preacheth the fayth which before he destroyed. 24 And they glorified God on my behalffe.