New Amharic Standard Version

ገላትያ 1:1-24

1ከሰዎች ወይም በሰው ከተላከው ሳይሆን፣ በኢየሱስ ክርስቶስና ከሙታን ባስነሣው በእግዚአብሔር አብ ሐዋርያ ከሆነው ከጳውሎስ፤ 2አብረውኝም ካሉት ወንድሞች ሁሉ፤

በገላትያ ላሉት አብያተ ክርስቲያናት

3ከአባታችን ከእግዚአብሔር፣ ከጌታም ከኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ጸጋና ሰላም ለእናንተ ይሁን። 4እንደ አምላካችንና እንደ አባታችን ፈቃድ፣ ከዚህ ክፉ ዓለም ያድነን ዘንድ ስለ ኀጢአታችን ራሱን ሰጠ፤ 5ከዘላለም እስከ ዘላለም ለእርሱ ክብር ይሁን፤ አሜን።

ወንጌል አንዲት ናት

6በክርስቶስ ጸጋ የጠራችሁን እርሱን ትታችሁ፣ ወደ ተለየ ወንጌል እንዲህ ፈጥናችሁ መዞራችሁ ደንቆኛል፤ 7እንደ እውነቱ ከሆነ ሌላ ወንጌል የለም። የሚያደነጋግሯችሁና የክርስቶስን ወንጌል ለማጣመም ጥረት የሚያደርጉ አንዳንድ ሰዎች አሉ። 8ነገር ግን እኛም ብንሆን ወይም የሰማይ መልአክ፣ ከሰበክንላችሁ ወንጌል የተለየ ወንጌል ቢሰብክላችሁ እርሱ ለዘላለም የተረገመ ይሁን። 9ቀደም ብለን እንዳልነው፣ አሁንም ደግሜ እላለሁ፤ ማንም ከተቀበላችሁት ሌላ የተለየ ወንጌል ቢሰብክላችሁ፣ እርሱ ለዘላለም የተረገመ ይሁን።

10አሁን እኔ ጐሽ ለመባል የምሻው በሰዎች ዘንድ ነው ወይስ በእግዚአብሔር ዘንድ? ወይስ ሰዎችን ደስ ለማሰኘት እየተጣጣርሁ ነው? ሰዎችን ደስ ለማሰኘት የምጥር ብሆን ኖሮ፣ የክርስቶስ አገልጋይ ባልሆንሁ ነበር።

ጳውሎስ በእግዚአብሔር መጠራቱ

11ወንድሞች ሆይ፤ የሰበክሁላችሁ ወንጌል ሰው ሠራሽ አለመሆኑን እንድታውቁ እፈልጋለሁ፤ 12ከማንም ሰው አልተቀበልሁትም፤ ከማንም አልተማርሁትም፤ ይልቁንስ በመገለጥ ከኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ተቀበልሁት።

13ቀድሞ በአይሁድ ሃይማኖት እንዴት እንደኖርሁ፣ የእግዚአብሔርንም ቤተ ክርስቲያን እንዴት በእጅጉ እንዳሳደድሁ፣ ለማጥፋትም እንዴት እንደጣርሁ ሰምታችኋል፤ 14በእኔ ዕድሜ ዘመን ከነበሩት ከብዙዎቹ አይሁድ ይበልጥ በአይሁድ ሃይማኖት እልቅ ነበር፤ ስለ አባቶቼም ወግ እጅግ ቀናተኛ ነበርሁ። 15ነገር ግን፣ ከእናቴ ማሕፀን1፥15 ወይም ከመወለዴ ጀምሮ የለየኝና በጸጋው የጠራኝ እግዚአብሔር፣ 16በአሕዛብ መካከል ስለ እርሱ እንድሰብክ ልጁን በእኔ ሊገልጥ በወደደ ጊዜ፣ ከማንም ሥጋ ለባሽ ጋር አልተማከርሁም፤ 17ከእኔ በፊት ሐዋርያት ወደ ሆኑትም ወደ ኢየሩሳሌም አልወጣሁም፤ ነገር ግን ወዲያው ወደ ዐረብ አገር ሄድሁ፤ በኋላም ወደ ደማስቆ ተመለስሁ።

18ከዚያም ከሦስት ዓመት በኋላ፣ ጴጥሮስን1፥18 ግሪኩ ኬፋ ይለዋል። አገኘው ዘንድ ወደ ኢየሩሳሌም ወጣሁ፤ ከእርሱም ጋር ዐሥራ አምስት ቀን ተቀመጥሁ። 19ነገር ግን ከጌታ ወንድም ከያዕቆብ በቀር፣ ከሐዋርያት ማንንም አላየሁም። 20በምጽፍላችሁ ነገር በእግዚአብሔር ፊት ሐሰት እንደማልናገር አስረግጬ እነግራችኋለሁ። 21ከዚያም በኋላ፣ ወደ ሶርያና ወደ ኪልቅያ አገር ሄድሁ። 22በክርስቶስ ያሉት የይሁዳ አብያተ ክርስቲያናትም ፊቴን አይተው አያውቁም ነበር፤ 23እነርሱ ግን፣ “ቀድሞ እኛን ሲያሳድድ የነበረ ሰው፣ ከዚህ በፊት ሊያጠፋው ይፈልግ የነበረውን እምነት አሁን እየሰበከ ነው” የሚለውን ወሬ ብቻ ሰምተው ነበር፤ 24በእኔም ምክንያት እግዚአብሔርን አመሰገኑ።

New International Reader's Version

Galatians 1:1-24

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. 2All 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.

3May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. 4Jesus gave his life for our sins. He set us free from this evil world. That was what our God and Father wanted. 5Give glory to God for ever and ever. Amen.

There Is No Other Good News

6I 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.” 7What 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. 8But 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. 9I 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.

10Am 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

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

13You 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. 14I 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. 15But God set me apart from before the time I was born. He showed me his grace by appointing me. He was pleased 16to 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. 17I 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.

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

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