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Scripture Reading: Galatians 1:1-10

Literal Translation: Galatians 1:1-10

Salutation (1-5)

Apostleship/Paul’s Authority (1-2)

1 Paul, an apostle not from men nor through man but through Jesus Christ and God, the Father, the one raising Him from the dead 2 and you (all) the brother with me, to the churches of Galatia.

Paul’s Message (3-5) : Gospel Presentation

3 Grace to you (all) and peace from God, the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 the one giving Himself for our sins, so that He might deliver us from the present evil age according to the will of our God and the Father, 5 to whom be the glory forever and ever, amen.

Denunciation (6-10)

A. Crisis in the Church – Perversion of the Gospel (6-7)

6 I wonder that you (all) are transferred/exchanged side quickly from your (pl.) calling by grace of Christ to another gospel in this manner 7 which is not another; except there are some disturbing you (all) and wanting to pervert the gospel of Christ.

B. Issues (8-9)

8 But even if we or an angel out of heaven would preach/announce a gospel opposed to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before and just now again I say if anyone to you preaches/announces a gospel opposed to the one you received, let him be accursed.

Paul’s Motive

10 For now do I comply with men or the God or do I seek to please men? If I still pleased men, then I was not a bond-servant of Christ.

-See how words are ordered in the literal translation>