Galatians 2:2
Good News Translation
I went because God revealed to me that I should go. In a private meeting with the leaders I explained the gospel message that I preach to the Gentiles. I did not want my work in the past or in the present to be a failure.

Contemporary English Version
But I went there because God had told me to go, and I explained the good news I had been preaching to the Gentiles. Then I met privately with the ones who seemed to be the most important leaders. I wanted to make sure my work in the past and my future work would not be for nothing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I went up according to revelation and communicated to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles: but apart to them who seemed to be some thing: lest perhaps I should run or had run in vain.

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And I went up according to revelation and communicated to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles: but apart to them who seemed to be some thing: lest perhaps I should run or had run in vain.

by.

Acts 16:9,10 And a vision was shewed to Paul in the night, which was a man of Macedonia standing and beseeching him and saying: Pass over into Macedonia and help us. . . .

Acts 18:9 And the Lord said to Paul in the night, by a vision: Do not fear, but speak. And hold not thy peace,

Acts 23:11 And the night following, the Lord standing by him, said: Be constant: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.

communicated.

Galatians 2:9 And when they had known the grace that was given to me, James and Cephas and John, who seemed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship: that we should go unto the Gentiles, and they unto the circumcision:

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Galatians 1:16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles: immediately I condescended not to flesh and blood.

Acts 15:4,12 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received by the church and by the apostles and ancients, declaring how great things God had done with them. . . .

1 Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews indeed a stumblingblock, and unto the Gentiles foolishness:

1 Corinthians 2:2 For I judged not myself to know anything among you, but Jesus Christ: and him crucified.

privately.

Galatians 2:6,9 But of them who seemed to be some thing, (what they were some time it is nothing to me, God accepteth not the person of man): for to me they that seemed to be some thing added nothing. . . .

Ecclesiastes 10:1 Dying flies spoil the sweetness of the ointment. Wisdom and glory is more precious than a small and shortlived folly.

Acts 5:34 But one in the council rising up, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, respected by all the people, commanded the men to be put forth a little while.

Philippians 2:29 Receive him therefore with all joy in the Lord: and treat with honour such as he is.

I should.

Matthew 10:16 Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves.

1 Corinthians 9:26 I therefore so run, not as at an uncertainty: I so fight, not as one beating the air.

Philippians 2:16 Holding forth the word of life to my glory in the day of Christ: because I have not run in vain, nor laboured in vain.

1 Thessalonians 3:5 For this cause also, I, forbearing no longer, sent to know your faith: lest perhaps he that tempteth should have tempted you: and our labour should be made vain.

Context
The Council at Jerusalem
1Then, after fourteen years, I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus also with me. 2And I went up according to revelation and communicated to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles: but apart to them who seemed to be some thing: lest perhaps I should run or had run in vain. 3But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Gentile, was compelled to be circumcised.…
Cross References
Acts 15:2
And when Paul and Barnabas had no small contest with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas and certain others of the other side should go up to the apostles and priests to Jerusalem, about this question.

Romans 9:16
So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

1 Corinthians 9:24
Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize. So run that you may obtain.

1 Corinthians 9:26
I therefore so run, not as at an uncertainty: I so fight, not as one beating the air.

2 Corinthians 12:1
If I must glory (it is not expedient indeed) but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

Galatians 1:6
I wonder that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel.

Galatians 1:12
For neither did I receive it of man: nor did I learn it but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Galatians 2:9
And when they had known the grace that was given to me, James and Cephas and John, who seemed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship: that we should go unto the Gentiles, and they unto the circumcision:

Galatians 5:7
You did run well. What hath hindered you, that you should not obey the truth?

Philippians 2:16
Holding forth the word of life to my glory in the day of Christ: because I have not run in vain, nor laboured in vain.

2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought a good fight: I have finished my course: I have kept the faith.

Hebrews 12:1
And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us:

Additional Translations
I went in response to a revelation and set before them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles. But I spoke privately to those recognized as leaders, for fear that I was running or had already run in vain.

Now I went up according to a revelation and set before them the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles; but apart individually to those esteemed, lest hardly I might be running or have run in vain.

And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.

And I went up by revelation; and I laid before them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles but privately before them who were of repute, lest by any means I should be running, or had run, in vain.

and I went up according to revelation, and I laid before them the glad tidings which I preach among the nations, but privately to those conspicuous [among them], lest in any way I run or had run in vain;

And I went up by revelation; and I laid before them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately before them who were of repute, lest by any means I should be running, or had run, in vain.

And I went by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them who were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run in vain.

I went up in obedience to a revelation of God's will; and I explained to them the Good News which I proclaim among the Gentiles. To the leaders of the Church this explanation was made in private, lest by any means I should be running, or should already have run, in vain.

I went up by revelation, and I laid before them the Good News which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately before those who were respected, for fear that I might be running, or had run, in vain.

and I went up by revelation, and did submit to them the good news that I preach among the nations, and privately to those esteemed, lest in vain I might run or did run;
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