Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

加拉太書 1

1我是保羅,我作使徒並非受人委派,也不是倚靠人,而是由耶穌基督和叫祂從死裡復活的父上帝委派的。 我和所有跟我在一起的弟兄寫信給加拉太的各教會。

願我們的父上帝和主耶穌基督賜給你們恩典和平安! 基督遵照我們父上帝的旨意為我們的罪獻上了自己,好拯救我們脫離這罪惡的世代。

願榮耀歸給上帝,直到永永遠遠。阿們!

勿隨別的福音

我很驚訝,你們竟然那麼快就背棄了藉著基督的恩典呼召你們的上帝,去追隨別的福音! 其實那並不是福音,只是某些人擾亂你們的信仰,想篡改基督的福音。 即便是我們或天使,若另傳福音給你們,與我們以前傳給你們的相悖,也該受咒詛。 我們已經說過,現在我再說一次:如果有人向你們傳別的福音,跟你們以前接受的不同,那人該受咒詛。

10 我現在是要贏得人的贊同嗎?還是要贏得上帝的贊同?難道我是要討好人嗎?如果我仍舊要討好人,我就不是基督的奴僕了。

保羅受上帝委派傳福音

11 弟兄姊妹,我告訴你們,我傳的福音不是出於人的意思, 12 因為這福音既不是我從人那裡領受的,也不是我跟人學來的,而是耶穌基督親自啟示我的。 13 你們都聽說過我信奉猶太教時的所作所為,我怎樣殘酷地迫害上帝的教會,試圖摧毀它。 14 我在猶太教裡比許多同輩的猶太人更進取,狂熱地維護祖先的傳統。

15 然而,當我還在母腹中的時候,上帝就施恩將我分別出來並呼召了我。 16 上帝既然樂意把祂的兒子啟示給我,叫我向外族人傳揚祂的福音,我就沒有跟任何人[a]商量, 17 也沒有上耶路撒冷去見那些比我先作使徒的人,而是立刻去了阿拉伯,然後回到大馬士革。

18 過了三年,我才到耶路撒冷去拜會彼得,和他一起住了十五天。 19 我也見了主耶穌的弟弟雅各,此外沒有見過其他使徒。 20 我在上帝面前保證,我寫給你們的絕無謊言。

21 後來我又到了敘利亞和基利迦地區。 22 那時,猶太境內基督的眾教會都還沒有見過我的面。 23 他們只是聽人說:「那個從前迫害我們的人如今在傳揚他曾試圖摧毀的信仰。」 24 於是他們因為我的緣故將榮耀歸給上帝。

Notas al pie

  1. 1·16 」希臘文是「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!