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.
1Bulus manzo, aikakke ba daga wurin mutum ba, ba kuma ta wurin mutane ba, amma ta wurin Yesu Kiristi da kuma Allah Uba, wanda ya tā da Yesu daga matattu. 2Dukan ’yan’uwan kuma da suke tare da ni a nan,
Suna gai da ikkilisiyoyi a Galatiya.
3Alheri da salama daga Allah Ubanmu da Ubangiji Yesu Kiristi, su kasance tare da ku. 4Shi wanda ya ba da kansa saboda zunubanmu don yă cece mu daga wannan mugun zamani na yanzu, bisa ga nufin Allah wanda yake kuma Ubanmu, 5a gare shi ɗaukaka ta tabbata har abada abadin. Amin.
Babu wata bishara
6Ina mamaki yadda kuka yi saurin yashe wanda ya kira ku ta wurin alherin Kiristi, kuna juyewa ga wata bishara dabam 7wadda a gaskiya ba bishara ba ce ko kaɗan. Tabbatacce waɗansu mutane suna birkitar da ku, suna kuma ƙoƙari su karkatar da bisharar Kiristi. 8Amma ko mu, ko mala’ika daga sama ya yi wa’azin wata bishara dabam da wadda muka yi muku, bari yă zama la’ananne har abada! 9Kamar yadda muka riga muka faɗa, haka yanzu ma ina ƙara cewa in wani yana muku wa’azin wata bishara dabam da wadda kuka karɓa, bari yă zama la’ananne har abada!
10Za a ce, ina ƙoƙarin neman amincewar mutane ne, ko amincewa ta Allah? Ko kuwa ina ƙoƙarin faranta wa mutane zuciya ne? Da a ce har yanzu ina ƙoƙarin faranta wa mutane zuciya ne, ai, da ban zama bawan Kiristi ba.
Bulus kirayaye na Allah
11Ina so ku sani ’yan’uwa, cewa bisharar da nake wa’azi, ba mutum ne ya ƙago ta ba. 12Ban karɓe ta daga wurin wani mutum ba, ba a kuma koya mini ita ba, a maimako, na karɓe ta, ta wurin wahayi daga Yesu Kiristi ne.
13Kun dai ji labarin rayuwata ta dā a cikin Yahudanci, yadda na tsananta wa ikkilisiyar Allah ƙwarai, na kuma yi ƙoƙarin hallaka ta. 14Na ci gaba a cikin Yahudanci fiye da yawancin Yahudawan da suke tsarana, na kuma yi ƙwazo ƙwarai ga bin al’adun kakannina. 15Amma sa’ad da Allah, wanda ya keɓe ni daga mahaifa1.15 Ko kuwa daga cikin mahaifiyata ya kira ni ta wurin alherinsa, ya kuma gamshe shi 16yă bayyana Ɗansa a cikina, domin in yi wa’azinsa cikin Al’ummai. Ban nemi shawarar wani mutum ba. 17Ban kuma tafi Urushalima domin in ga waɗanda suka riga ni zaman manzanni ba, sai dai na hanzarta na tafi ƙasar Arabiya, daga baya sai na koma Damaskus.
18Bayan shekara uku, sai na haura zuwa Urushalima domin in sadu da Bitrus1.18 Girik Kefas, na kuwa zauna tare da shi kwana goma sha biyar. 19Ban ga wani a ciki sauran manzanni ba, sai dai Yaƙub ɗan’uwan Ubangiji. 20Ina tabbatar muku a gaban Allah cewa abin da nake rubuta muku ba ƙarya ba ne.
21Daga baya sai na tafi Suriya da Silisiya. 22Ikkilisiyoyin da suke cikin Kiristi da suke a Yahudiya ba su san ni ba tukuna. 23Sun dai sami labari ne kawai cewa, “Mutumin da dā yake tsananta mana yanzu yana wa’azin bangaskiyar da dā ya yi ƙoƙari yă hallaka.” 24Sai suka yabi Allah saboda ni.