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”。

New International Reader's Version

Galatians 1

1I, Paul, am writing this letter. I am an apostle. People have not sent me. No human authority has sent me. I have been sent by Jesus Christ and by God the Father. God raised Jesus from the dead. All the brothers and sisters who are with me join me in writing.

We are sending this letter to you, the members of the churches in Galatia.

May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. Jesus gave his life for our sins. He set us free from this evil world. That was what our God and Father wanted. Give glory to God for ever and ever. Amen.

There Is No Other Good News

I am amazed. You are so quickly deserting the one who chose you. He chose you to live in the grace that Christ has provided. You are turning to a different “good news.” What you are accepting is really not the good news at all. It seems that some people have gotten you all mixed up. They are trying to twist the good news about Christ. But suppose even we should preach a different “good news.” Suppose even an angel from heaven should preach it. Suppose it is different from the good news we gave you. Then let anyone who does that be cursed by God. I have already said it. Now I will say it again. Suppose someone preaches a “good news” that is different from what you accepted. That person should be cursed by God.

10 Am I now trying to get people to think well of me? Or do I want God to think well of me? Am I trying to please people? If I were, I would not be serving Christ.

Paul Was Appointed by God

11 Brothers and sisters, here is what I want you to know. The good news I preached does not come from human beings. 12 No one gave it to me. No one taught it to me. Instead, I received it from Jesus Christ. He showed it to me.

13 You have heard how I lived earlier in my Jewish way of life. With all my strength I attacked the church of God. I tried to destroy it. 14 I was moving ahead in my Jewish way of life. I went beyond many of my people who were my own age. I held firmly to the teachings passed down by my people. 15 But God set me apart from before the time I was born. He showed me his grace by appointing me. He was pleased 16 to show his Son in my life. He wanted me to preach about Jesus among the Gentiles. When God appointed me, I decided right away not to ask anyone for advice. 17 I didn’t go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was. Instead, I went into Arabia. Later I returned to Damascus.

18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem. I went there to get to know Peter. I stayed with him for 15 days. 19 I didn’t see any of the other apostles. I only saw James, the Lord’s brother. 20 Here is what you can be sure of. And God is even a witness to it. What I am writing you is not a lie.

21 Then I went to Syria and Cilicia. 22 The members of Christ’s churches in Judea did not know me in a personal way. 23 They only heard others say, “The man who used to attack us has changed. He is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they praised God because of me.