1Paul, an apostle—sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— 2and all the brothers and sisters1:2 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verse 11; and in 3:15; 4:12, 28, 31; 5:11, 13; 6:1, 18. with me,
To the churches in Galatia:
3Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
No Other Gospel
6I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! 9As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!
10Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Paul Called by God
11I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. 12I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.
13For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it. 14I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers. 15But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, was pleased 16to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, my immediate response was not to consult any human being. 17I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went into Arabia. Later I returned to Damascus.
18Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Cephas1:18 That is, Peter and stayed with him fifteen days. 19I saw none of the other apostles—only James, the Lord’s brother. 20I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie.
21Then I went to Syria and Cilicia. 22I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23They only heard the report: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24And they praised God because of 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.