1Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) 2And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia: 3Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, 4Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: 5To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
10For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. 11But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. 12For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. 13For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: 14And profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. 15But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, 16To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: 17Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. 18Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. 19But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord’s brother. 20Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not. 21Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia; 22And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ: 23But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed. 24And they glorified God in me.
1Paulo mtumwi, osati wosankhidwa ndi anthu kapena kutumidwa ndi munthu ayi, koma Yesu Khristu, ndi Mulungu Atate amene anamuukitsa Yesuyo kwa akufa, 2pamodzi ndi abale onse amene ali nane,
Kulembera mipingo ya ku Galatiya:
3Chisomo ndi mtendere zochokera kwa Mulungu Atate athu ndi Ambuye Yesu Khristu zikhale nanu. 4Yesuyo anadzipereka yekha chifukwa cha machimo athu kuti atipulumutse ku njira za moyo woyipa uno, molingana ndi chifuniro cha Mulungu ndi Atate athu. 5Ulemerero ukhale kwa Mulunguyo mpaka muyaya. Ameni.
Uthenga Wabwino ndi Umodzi Wokha
6Ine ndikudabwa kuti mukusiya mwamsangamsanga chotere Mulungu amene anakuyitanani mwachisomo cha Khristu ndipo mwatembenuka ndi kutsatira uthenga wina wosiyana, 7umene si Uthenga Wabwino konse. Pali anthu ena amene akukusokonezani komanso akufuna kupotoza Uthenga Wabwino wa Khristu. 8Ngakhale ife kapena mngelo wochokera kumwamba, akalalikira Uthenga Wabwino wosiyana ndi umene tinakulalikirani uja, iyeyo akhale wotembereredwa! 9Monga tanena kale, tsopano ndikubwereza kunenanso kuti, “Ngati wina aliyense akulalikirani Uthenga Wabwino wosiyana ndi umene munawulandira, iyeyo akhale wotembereredwa.”
10Kodi tsopano ndikufuna kukopa anthu kuti andivomereze, kapena Mulungu? Kapena ndikufuna kukondweretsa anthu? Ngati ine ndikanakhala kuti ndikufunabe kukondweretsa anthu, sindikanakhala mtumiki wa Khristu.
Paulo Woyitanidwa ndi Mulungu
11Abale, ine ndikufuna kuti mudziwe, kuti Uthenga Wabwino umene ndinalalikira si ochokera kwa munthu ayi. 12Ine sindinawulandire kuchokera kwa munthu aliyense, kapena kuphunzitsidwa; koma ndinawulandira mwa vumbulutso lochokera kwa Khristu.
13Pakuti inu munamva za moyo wanga wakale mʼChiyuda, mmene ndinkazunzira mpingo wa Mulungu koopsa ndi kuyesetsa kuwuwononga. 14Ine ndinkapambana Ayuda ambiri a msinkhu wanga pochita za Chiyuda, ndipo ndinali wachangu koposa pa miyambo ya makolo athu. 15Koma Mulungu, amene anandipatula ine ndisanabadwe, ndi kundiyitana mwachisomo chake, atakondweretsedwa 16kuvumbulutsa Mwana wake mwa ine, kuti ndikalalikire Khristuyo pakati pa anthu a mitundu ina, ine sindinapemphe nzeru kwa munthu aliyense. 17Ine sindinapite ku Yerusalemu kukaonana ndi amene anali atumwi ine ndisanakhale mtumwi. Mʼmalo mwake nthawi yomweyo ndinapita ku Arabiya ndi kubwereranso ku Damasiko.
18Pambuyo pake, patatha zaka zitatu, ndinapita ku Yerusalemu kukaonana ndi Petro ndikukhala naye masiku khumi ndi asanu. 19Ine sindinaonane ndi atumwi enawo koma Yakobo yekha, mʼbale wa Ambuye. 20Ine ndikutsimikizira inu pamaso pa Mulungu kuti zimene ndikukulemberani si zonama ayi. 21Pambuyo pake ndinapita ku Siriya ndi ku Kilikiya. 22Koma sindimadziwika ndi nkhope ku mipingo ya ku Yudeya imene ili mwa Khristu. 23Iwo anangomva mbiri yokha yakuti, “Munthu amene poyamba anatizunza ife, tsopano akulalikira chikhulupiriro chimene iyeyo nthawi ina anafuna kuchiwononga.” 24Ndipo iwo anayamika Mulungu chifukwa cha ine.