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Galatia 1

Paulu Aposteli

1Paulu, aposteli tí a rán kì í ṣe láti ọ̀dọ̀ ènìyàn wá, tàbí nípa ènìyàn, ṣùgbọ́n nípa Jesu Kristi àti Ọlọ́run Baba, ẹni tí ó jí i dìde kúrò nínú òkú. Àti gbogbo àwọn arákùnrin tí ó wà pẹ̀lú mi,

Sí àwọn ìjọ ní Galatia:

Oore-ọ̀fẹ́ sí yín àti àlàáfíà láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run Baba wá àti Jesu Kristi Olúwa, ẹni tí ó fi òun tìkára rẹ̀ dípò ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ wa, kí ó lè gbà wá kúrò nínú ayé búburú ìsinsin yìí, gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìfẹ́ Ọlọ́run àti Baba wa, ẹni tí ògo wà fún láé àti láéláé. Àmín.

Kò sí ìhìnrere mìíràn

Ó yà mi lẹ́nu pé ẹ tètè yapa kúrò lọ́dọ̀ ẹni tí ó pè yín sínú oore-ọ̀fẹ́ Kristi, sí ìhìnrere mìíràn: Nítòótọ́, kò sí ìhìnrere mìíràn: bí ó tilẹ̀ ṣe pé àwọn kan wà, tí ń yọ yín lẹ́nu, tí wọ́n sì ń fẹ́ yí ìhìnrere Kristi padà. Ṣùgbọ́n bí ó ṣe àwa ni tàbí angẹli kan láti ọ̀run wá, ni ó bá wàásù ìhìnrere mìíràn fún yín ju èyí tí a tí wàásù rẹ̀ fún yín lọ, jẹ́ kí ó di ẹni ìfibú títí láéláé! Bí àwa ti wí ṣáájú, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni mo sì tún wí nísinsin yìí pé: Bí ẹnìkan bá wàásù ìhìnrere mìíràn fún yín ju èyí tí ẹ̀yin tí gbà lọ, jẹ́ kí ó di ẹni ìfibú títí láéláé!

10 Ǹjẹ́ nísinsin yìí, ènìyàn ni èmi ń wá ojúrere rẹ̀ ní tàbí Ọlọ́run? Tàbí ènìyàn ni èmi ń fẹ́ láti wù bí? Bí èmi bá ń fẹ́ láti wu ènìyàn, èmi kò lè jẹ́ ìránṣẹ́ Kristi.

Paulu ẹni tí Ọlọ́run pè

11 Mo fẹ́ kí ẹ mọ̀, ará, pé ìhìnrere tí mo tí wàásù kì í ṣe láti ipa ènìyàn. 12 N kò gbà á lọ́wọ́ ènìyàn kankan, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni a kò fi kọ́ mi, ṣùgbọ́n mo gbà á nípa ìfihàn láti ọ̀dọ̀ Jesu Kristi.

13 Nítorí ẹ̀yin ti gbúròó ìgbé ayé mi nígbà àtijọ́ nínú ìsìn àwọn Júù, bí mo tí ṣe inúnibíni sí ìjọ ènìyàn Ọlọ́run rékọjá ààlà, tí mo sì lépa láti bà á jẹ́: 14 Mo sì ta ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀ àwọn ẹlẹgbẹ́ mi yọ nínú ìsìn àwọn Júù láàrín àwọn ìran mi, mo sì ni ìtara lọ́pọ̀lọpọ̀ sì òfin àtọwọ́dọ́wọ́ àwọn baba mi. 15 Ṣùgbọ́n nígbà tí ó wú Ọlọ́run ẹni tí ó yà mí sọ́tọ̀ láti inú ìyá mi wá, tí ó sì pé mi nípa oore-ọ̀fẹ́ rẹ̀. 16 Láti fi ọmọ rẹ̀ hàn nínú mi, kì èmi lè máa wàásù ìhìnrere rẹ̀ láàrín àwọn aláìkọlà; èmi kò wá ìmọ̀ lọ sọ́dọ̀ ẹnikẹ́ni, 17 bẹ́ẹ̀ ni èmi kò gòkè lọ sì Jerusalẹmu tọ àwọn tí í ṣe aposteli ṣáájú mi: ṣùgbọ́n mo lọ sí Arabia, mo sì tún padà wá sí Damasku.

18 Lẹ́yìn ọdún mẹ́ta, nígbà náà ni mo gòkè lọ sì Jerusalẹmu láti lọ kì Peteru, mo sì gbé ọ̀dọ̀ rẹ̀ ní ìjọ mẹ́ẹ̀ẹ́dógún, 19 Èmi kò ri ẹlòmíràn nínú àwọn tí ó jẹ́ aposteli, bí kò ṣe Jakọbu arákùnrin Olúwa. 20 Nǹkan tí èmi ń kọ̀wé sí yín yìí, kíyèsi i, níwájú Ọlọ́run èmi kò ṣèké.

21 Lẹ́yìn náà mo sì wá sí agbègbè Siria àti ti Kilikia; 22 Mo sì jẹ́ ẹni tí a kò mọ̀ lójú fún àwọn ìjọ tí ó wà nínú Kristi ni Judea: 23 Wọ́n kàn gbọ́ ìròyìn wí pé, “Ẹni tí ó tí ń ṣe inúnibíni sí wa rí, ní ìsinsin yìí ti ń wàásù ìgbàgbọ́ náà tí ó ti gbìyànjú láti bàjẹ́ nígbà kan rí.” 24 Wọ́n sì yin Ọlọ́run lógo nítorí mi.

The Message

Galatians 1

11-5 I, Paul, and my companions in faith here, send greetings to the Galatian churches. My authority for writing to you does not come from any popular vote of the people, nor does it come through the appointment of some human higher-up. It comes directly from Jesus the Messiah and God the Father, who raised him from the dead. I’m God-commissioned. So I greet you with the great words, grace and peace! We know the meaning of those words because Jesus Christ rescued us from this evil world we’re in by offering himself as a sacrifice for our sins. God’s plan is that we all experience that rescue. Glory to God forever! Oh, yes!

The Message

6-9 I can’t believe your fickleness—how easily you have turned traitor to him who called you by the grace of Christ by embracing a variant message! It is not a minor variation, you know; it is completely other, an alien message, a no-message, a lie about God. Those who are provoking this agitation among you are turning the Message of Christ on its head. Let me be blunt: If one of us—even if an angel from heaven!—were to preach something other than what we preached originally, let him be cursed. I said it once; I’ll say it again: If anyone, regardless of reputation or credentials, preaches something other than what you received originally, let him be cursed.

10-12 Do you think I speak this strongly in order to manipulate crowds? Or curry favor with God? Or get popular applause? If my goal was popularity, I wouldn’t bother being Christ’s slave. Know this—I am most emphatic here, friends—this great Message I delivered to you is not mere human optimism. I didn’t receive it through the traditions, and I wasn’t taught it in some school. I got it straight from God, received the Message directly from Jesus Christ.

13-16 I’m sure that you’ve heard the story of my earlier life when I lived in the Jewish way. In those days I went all out in persecuting God’s church. I was systematically destroying it. I was so enthusiastic about the traditions of my ancestors that I advanced head and shoulders above my peers in my career. Even then God had designs on me. Why, when I was still in my mother’s womb he chose and called me out of sheer generosity! Now he has intervened and revealed his Son to me so that I might joyfully tell non-Jews about him.

16-20 Immediately after my calling—without consulting anyone around me and without going up to Jerusalem to confer with those who were apostles long before I was—I got away to Arabia. Later I returned to Damascus, but it was three years before I went up to Jerusalem to compare stories with Peter. I was there only fifteen days—but what days they were! Except for our Master’s brother James, I saw no other apostles. (I’m telling you the absolute truth in this.)

21-24 Then I began my ministry in the regions of Syria and Cilicia. After all that time and activity I was still unknown by face among the Christian churches in Judea. There was only this report: “That man who once persecuted us is now preaching the very message he used to try to destroy.” Their response was to recognize and worship God because of me!