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Galatians 1

Introduction

1Paul, an apostle (not commissioned and sent from men nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ—the Messiah—and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead), and all the brothers who are with me,

To the churches of Galatia:

Grace to you and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself [as a sacrifice to atone] for our sins [to save and sanctify us] so that He might rescue us from this present evil [a]age, in accordance with the will and purpose and plan of our God and Father— to Him be [ascribed all] the glory through the ages of the ages. Amen.

Perversion of the Gospel

I am astonished and extremely irritated that you are so quickly shifting your allegiance and deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different [even contrary] gospel; which is really not another [gospel]; but there are [obviously] [b]some [people masquerading as teachers] who are disturbing and confusing you [with a misleading, counterfeit teaching] and want to distort the gospel of Christ [twisting it into something which it absolutely is not]. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we [originally] preached to you, let him be condemned to destruction! As we have said before, so I now say again, if anyone is preaching to you a gospel different from that which you received [from us], let him be condemned to destruction!

10 Am I now [c]trying to win the favor and approval of men, or of God? Or am I seeking to please someone? If I were still trying to be popular with men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.

Paul Defends His Ministry

11 For I want you to know, [d]believers, that the gospel which was preached by me is not man’s gospel [it is not a human invention, patterned after any human concept]. 12 For indeed I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a [direct] revelation of Jesus Christ.

13 You have heard of my career and former manner of life in Judaism, how I used to hunt down and persecute the church of God extensively and [with fanatical zeal] tried [my best] to destroy it. 14 And [you have heard how] I surpassed many of my contemporaries among my countrymen in [my advanced study of the laws of] Judaism, as I was extremely loyal to the traditions of my ancestors. 15 But when God, who had chosen me and set me apart before I was born, and called me through His grace, was pleased 16 to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles [as the good news—the way of salvation], I did not immediately consult with [e]anyone [for guidance regarding God’s call and His revelation to me]. 17 Nor did I [even] go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia and stayed awhile, and afterward returned once more to Damascus.

18 Then three years later I did go up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Cephas (Peter), and I stayed with him fifteen days. 19 But I did not see any other apostle except James, the [half] brother of the Lord. 20 (Now in what I am writing to you, I assure you as if I were standing before God that I am not lying.) 21 Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 And I was still unknown by sight to the churches which were in Christ in Judea (Jerusalem and the surrounding region); 23 they only kept hearing, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the [good news of the] faith which he once was trying to destroy.” 24 And they were glorifying God [as the Author and Source of what had taken place and all that had been accomplished] in me.

Notas al pie

  1. Galatians 1:4 Or world.
  2. Galatians 1:7 These people are often called “Judaizers;” they were Jews professing to be believers, who taught that Gentile Christians had to conform to certain OT laws and rituals (especially circumcision) in order to be saved. They denied the saving power of God’s grace alone and also sought to discredit Paul’s apostleship and undermine his ministry. Some scholars question the validity of some or all of the Judaizers’ true faith in Christ and His message of salvation.
  3. Galatians 1:10 Paul’s question indicates that his opponents were accusing him of preaching only to gain a following.
  4. Galatians 1:11 Lit brethren.
  5. Galatians 1:16 Lit flesh and blood.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Abaggalatiya 1

1Nze Pawulo omutume, ataatumibwa bantu wadde omuntu, wabula eyatumibwa Yesu Kristo ne Katonda Kitaffe, eyamuzuukiza mu bafu, awamu n’abooluganda bonna abali nange tuwandiikira ekkanisa ez’e Ggalatiya, nga tugamba nti ekisa n’emirembe ebiva eri Katonda Kitaffe n’eri Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo bibeerenga nammwe; Kristo oyo eyeewaayo ku lw’ebibi byaffe, alyoke atununule mu mulembe guno omubi ng’okwagala kwa Katonda, era Kitaffe bwe kuli, aweebwe ekitiibwa emirembe n’emirembe. Amiina.

Tewali Njiri Ndala

Naye mbeewuunya kubanga mukyuka mangu okuva ku oyo, eyabayita olw’ekisa kya Kristo, naye ne mukyuka mangu okugoberera Enjiri endala. Kubanga tewali njiri ndala, wabula mwawubisibwa abaagala okunyoola n’okukyusa Enjiri ya Kristo. Omuntu yenna, ne bwe tuba ffe, wadde malayika ava mu ggulu, bw’abuuliranga Enjiri okuggyako gye twababuulira, akolimirwenga. Nga bwe twasooka okwogera, bwe ntyo nziramu okukyogera nti, omuntu yenna bw’ababuulira Enjiri eteri eyo ggye mwakkiriza akolimirwenga.

10 Kale kaakano nkolerera kumatiza bantu oba kusiimibwa Katonda? Oba ngezaako kusanyusa bantu? Singa nnali nkyagezaako okusanyusa abantu, sandibadde muddu wa Kristo. 11 Kubanga abooluganda, mbategeeza nti, Enjiri gye nababuulira teyeesigamizibwa ku muntu, 12 era nange saagiweebwa muntu wadde okusomesebwa omuntu wabula Yesu Kristo ye yagimbikkulira. 13 Mumanyi nga bwe nnali nfaanana nga nkyagoberera eddiini y’Ekiyudaaya, nga bwe nayigganyanga ennyo Ekkanisa ya Katonda okugizikiza, 14 era nga nnali omu ku bannaddiini abaakulaakulana mu ggwanga lyange, ne nsukkuluma ku Bayudaaya bannange be nakula nabo, era nagezaako nnyo nga bwe nasobola okugoberera empisa zonna ez’edda ez’amateeka g’eddiini yange. 15 Naye Katonda bwe yasiima, eyanjawula okuva mu lubuto lwa mmange, n’ampita olw’ekisa kye, 16 n’ambikkulira Omwana we ndyoke ŋŋende eri Abaamawanga mbabuulire Enjiri era sseebuuza ku muntu n’omu, 17 newaakubadde okwambuka e Yerusaalemi okwebuuza ku batume, naye nagenda mu Buwalabu era oluvannyuma ne nkomawo e Damasiko.

18 Awo bwe waayitawo emyaka esatu ne ŋŋenda e Yerusaalemi okulaba Keefa ne mmala naye ennaku kkumi na ttaano. 19 Naye ssaalaba mutume mulala wabula Yakobo muganda wa Mukama waffe. 20 Noolwekyo bye mbawandiikira, si bya bulimba mu maaso ga Katonda.

21 Bwe navaayo ne ndaga mu bitundu eby’e Siriya n’eby’e Kirukiya. 22 Era ekkanisa za Kristo mu Buyudaaya zaali tezinnategeera bwe nfaanana. 23 Naye nga bamanyi nti, “Eyatuyigganyanga, kaakano abuulira okukkiriza kwe yagezaako okuzikiriza.” 24 Era ne bagulumiza Katonda ku lwange.