Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

加拉太书 1

1我是保罗,我做使徒并非受人委派,也不是倚靠人,而是由耶稣基督和叫祂从死里复活的父上帝委派的。 我和所有跟我在一起的弟兄写信给加拉太的各教会。

愿我们的父上帝和主耶稣基督赐给你们恩典和平安! 基督遵照我们父上帝的旨意为我们的罪献上了自己,好拯救我们脱离这罪恶的世代。

愿荣耀归给上帝,直到永永远远。阿们!

勿随别的福音

我很惊讶,你们竟然那么快就背弃了借着基督的恩典呼召你们的上帝,去追随别的福音! 其实那并不是福音,只是某些人扰乱你们的信仰,想篡改基督的福音。 即便是我们或天使,若另传福音给你们,与我们以前传给你们的相悖,也该受咒诅。 我们已经说过,现在我再说一次:如果有人向你们传别的福音,跟你们以前接受的不同,那人该受咒诅。

10 我现在是要赢得人的赞同吗?还是要赢得上帝的赞同?难道我是要讨好人吗?如果我仍旧要讨好人,我就不是基督的奴仆了。

保罗受上帝委派传福音

11 弟兄姊妹,我告诉你们,我传的福音不是出于人的意思, 12 因为这福音既不是我从人那里领受的,也不是我跟人学来的,而是耶稣基督亲自启示我的。 13 你们都听说过我信奉犹太教时的所作所为,我怎样残酷地迫害上帝的教会,试图摧毁它。 14 我在犹太教里比许多同辈的犹太人更进取,狂热地维护祖先的传统。

15 然而,当我还在母腹中的时候,上帝就施恩将我分别出来并呼召了我。 16 上帝既然乐意把祂的儿子启示给我,叫我向外族人传扬祂的福音,我就没有跟任何人[a]商量, 17 也没有上耶路撒冷去见那些比我先做使徒的人,而是立刻去了阿拉伯,然后回到大马士革。

18 过了三年,我才到耶路撒冷去拜会彼得,和他一起住了十五天。 19 我也见了主耶稣的弟弟雅各,此外没有见过其他使徒。 20 我在上帝面前保证,我写给你们的绝无谎言。

21 后来我又到了叙利亚和基利迦地区。 22 那时,犹太境内基督的众教会都还没有见过我的面。 23 他们只是听人说:“那个从前迫害我们的人如今在传扬他曾试图摧毁的信仰。” 24 于是他们因为我的缘故将荣耀归给上帝。

Notas al pie

  1. 1:16 ”希腊文是“血肉”。

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!