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The Catholic Study Bible A special version of the New American Bible, with a wealth of background information useful to Catholics.

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Chapter 1

Paul's Journeys to Asia Minor

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Greeting. 1 a Rom 1, 1–7; 1 Cor 1, 1–3 . b 1, 11–12 . *Paul, an apostle not from human beings nor through a human being but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised him from the dead, 2 *and all the brothers who are with me, to the churches of Galatia: 3grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 c 2, 20; Eph 5, 2; 1 Tm 2, 6 / 1 Jn 5, 19 / Rom 12, 2; Eph 5, 16; Heb 10, 10 . *who gave himself for our sins that he might rescue us from the present evil age in accord with the will of our God and Father, 5 d Rom 16, 27; 2 Tm 4, 18 . to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

6 e 5, 8.10; Acts 15, 1.24; 2 Cor 11, 4 . *I am amazed that you are so quickly forsaking the one who called you by [the] grace [of Christ] for a different gospel 7(not that there is another). But there are some who are disturbing you and wish to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 f 1 Cor 16, 22 / 5, 3.21; 2 Cor 13, 2 . *But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach [to you] a gospel other than the one that we preached to you, let that one be accursed! 9As we have said before, and now I say again, if anyone preaches to you a gospel other than the one that you received, let that one be accursed!

10 g 2 Cor 5, 11 / 1 Thes 2, 4 . *Am I now currying favor with human beings or God? Or am I seeking to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ.

His Call by Christ. 11 h 1 Cor 15, 1 / 1, 1; Eph 3, 3 . *Now I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel preached by me is not of human origin. 12 *For I did not receive it from a human being, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ.

13 i Acts 8, 1–3; 9, 1–2; 1 Cor 15, 9 . *For you heard of my former way of life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it, 14 j Acts 26, 4–5 . and progressed in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my race, since I was even more a zealot for my ancestral traditions. 15 k Is 49, 1; Jer 1, 4 . But when [God], who from my mother's womb had set me apart and called me through his grace, was pleased 16 l 1, 11–12; Rom 1, 5; 1 Cor 15, 10; Acts 9, 3–9 / 2, 2.7 /Mt 16, 17 . *to reveal his Son to me, so that I might proclaim him to the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult flesh and blood, 17 *nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; rather, I went into Arabia and then returned to Damascus.

18 m Acts 9, 26–30 / Jn 1, 42 . *Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to confer with Cephas and remained with him for fifteen days.19 n 2, 9; Mt 13, 55; Acts 12, 17 . *But I did not see any other of the apostles, only James the brother of the Lord. 20 o Rom 9, 1; 2 Cor 11, 31 . (As to what I am writing to you, behold, before God, I am not lying.) 21 p Acts 9, 30 . Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22And I was unknown personally to the churches of Judea that are in Christ; 23 q 1, 13 . they only kept hearing that “the one who once was persecuting us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24So they glorified God because of me.

Notes:

a: Rom 1, 1–7; 1 Cor 1, 1–3 .

b: 1, 11–12 .

c: 2, 20; Eph 5, 2; 1 Tm 2, 6 / 1 Jn 5, 19 / Rom 12, 2; Eph 5, 16; Heb 10, 10 .

d: Rom 16, 27; 2 Tm 4, 18 .

e: 5, 8.10; Acts 15, 1.24; 2 Cor 11, 4 .

f: 1 Cor 16, 22 / 5, 3.21; 2 Cor 13, 2 .

g: 2 Cor 5, 11 / 1 Thes 2, 4 .

h: 1 Cor 15, 1 / 1, 1; Eph 3, 3 .

i: Acts 8, 1–3; 9, 1–2; 1 Cor 15, 9 .

j: Acts 26, 4–5 .

k: Is 49, 1; Jer 1, 4 .

l: 1, 11–12; Rom 1, 5; 1 Cor 15, 10; Acts 9, 3–9 / 2, 2.7 /Mt 16, 17 .

m: Acts 9, 26–30 / Jn 1, 42 .

n: 2, 9; Mt 13, 55; Acts 12, 17 .

o: Rom 9, 1; 2 Cor 11, 31 .

p: Acts 9, 30 .

q: 1, 13 .

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