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Galatians 2:1-10

Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. I went up in response to a revelation. Then I laid before them (though only in a private meeting with the acknowledged leaders) the gospel that I proclaim among the outsiders, in order to make sure that I was not running, or had not run, in vain.

But even Titus, who was with me, was not compelled to act like an insider, though he was an outsider.

But because of false believers secretly brought in, who slipped in to spy on the freedom we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might enslave us — we did not submit to them even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might always remain with you. And from those who were supposed to be acknowledged leaders (what they actually were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality) — those leaders contributed nothing to me.

On the contrary, when they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel for the outsiders, just as Peter had been entrusted with the gospel for the insiders (for he who worked through Peter making him an apostle to the insiders also worked through me in sending me to the outsiders), and when James and Cephas and John, who were acknowledged pillars, recognized the grace that had been given to me, they gave to Barnabas and me the right hand of fellowship, agreeing that we should go to the outsiders and they to the insiders.

They asked only one thing, that we remember the poor, which was actually what I was eager to do.

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