And for this cause we also thank God without ceasing, that, when ye received from us the word of the message, (even the word) of God, ye accepted (it) not (as) the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which also worketh in you that believe.
For I make known to you, brethren, as touching the gospel which was preached by me, that it is not after man.
For neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but (it came to me) through revelation of Jesus Christ.
having been buried with him in baptism, wherein ye were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention (of you) in our prayers;
how that our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and (in) much assurance; even as ye know what manner of men we showed ourselves toward you for your sake.
And ye became imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit;