Bible: Galatians 1:13-24
1:13 For you have heard of my former way of life 1 in Judaism, how I was savagely persecuting the church of God and trying to destroy it. 1:14 I 2 was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my nation, 3 and was 4 extremely zealous for the traditions of my ancestors. 5 1:15 But when the one 6 who set me apart from birth 7 and called me by his grace was pleased 1:16 to reveal his Son in 8 me so that I could preach him 9 among the Gentiles, I did not go to ask advice from 10 any human being, 11 1:17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem 12 to see those who were apostles before me, but right away I departed to Arabia, 13 and then returned to Damascus.
1:18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem 14 to visit Cephas 15 and get information from him, 16 and I stayed with him fifteen days. 1:19 But I saw none of the other apostles 17 except James the Lord’s brother. 1:20 I assure you 18 that, before God, I am not lying about what I am writing to you! 19 1:21 Afterward I went to the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 1:22 But I was personally 20 unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 1:23 They were only hearing, “The one who once persecuted us is now proclaiming the good news 21 of the faith he once tried to destroy.” 1:24 So 22 they glorified God because of me. 23