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」。

New Living Translation

Galatians 1

Greetings from Paul

1This letter is from Paul, an apostle. I was not appointed by any group of people or any human authority, but by Jesus Christ himself and by God the Father, who raised Jesus from the dead.

All the brothers and sisters[a] here join me in sending this letter to the churches of Galatia.

May God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ[b] give you grace and peace. Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live. All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.

There Is Only One Good News

I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ.[c] You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ.

Let God’s curse fall on anyone, including us or even an angel from heaven, who preaches a different kind of Good News than the one we preached to you. I say again what we have said before: If anyone preaches any other Good News than the one you welcomed, let that person be cursed.

10 Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.

Paul’s Message Comes from Christ

11 Dear brothers and sisters, I want you to understand that the gospel message I preach is not based on mere human reasoning. 12 I received my message from no human source, and no one taught me. Instead, I received it by direct revelation from Jesus Christ.[d]

13 You know what I was like when I followed the Jewish religion—how I violently persecuted God’s church. I did my best to destroy it. 14 I was far ahead of my fellow Jews in my zeal for the traditions of my ancestors.

15 But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by his marvelous grace. Then it pleased him 16 to reveal his Son to me[e] so that I would proclaim the Good News about Jesus to the Gentiles.

When this happened, I did not rush out to consult with any human being.[f] 17 Nor did I go up to Jerusalem to consult with those who were apostles before I was. Instead, I went away into Arabia, and later I returned to the city of Damascus.

18 Then three years later I went to Jerusalem to get to know Peter,[g] and I stayed with him for fifteen days. 19 The only other apostle I met at that time was James, the Lord’s brother. 20 I declare before God that what I am writing to you is not a lie.

21 After that visit I went north into the provinces of Syria and Cilicia. 22 And still the churches in Christ that are in Judea didn’t know me personally. 23 All they knew was that people were saying, “The one who used to persecute us is now preaching the very faith he tried to destroy!” 24 And they praised God because of me.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:2 Greek brothers; also in 1:11.
  2. 1:3 Some manuscripts read God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
  3. 1:6 Some manuscripts read through loving mercy.
  4. 1:12 Or by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
  5. 1:16a Or in me.
  6. 1:16b Greek with flesh and blood.
  7. 1:18 Greek Cephas.