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1 Moji milí bratia v Galácii,

prijmite odo mňa i od všetkých, ktorí sú tu so mnou, pozdrav so želaním Božieho pokoja a milosti.

2-3 Píšem vám ako apoštol, ktorého do tejto služby povolal nie človek alebo nejaká organizácia, ale sám Ježiš Kristus a Boh Otec, ktorý ho vzkriesil z mŕtvych.

On sa za nás obetoval podľa Božej vôle, a tak nás vytrhol z tohto zlého sveta.

Jeho chceme chváliť a oslavovať naveky.

Jediná cesta k Bohu

Veľmi sa čudujem, bratia, ako rýchlo ste sa dali zviesť falošným evanjeliom.

Pamätajte, že niet inej cesty, ako je tá, ktorú vám ukázal Kristus. Nedajte sa mýliť tými, čo sa usilujú jeho učenie prekrúcať.

8-9 Stihne ich prísny Boží trest, nech by to bol ktokoľvek, hoci aj anjel z neba.

10 Ozaj si myslíte, že sa usilujem, aby som si získal vašu priazeň? Len Bohu sa chcem ľúbiť, inak by som nebol služobníkom Kristovým.

11 Ubezpečujem vás, bratia, že to, čo som vám zvestoval, nie je ľudský výmysel.

12 Sám Ježiš Kristus sa mi zjavil a poveril ma týmto posolstvom.

Povolanie apoštola Pavla

13 Vy predsa viete, ako som sa správal ešte ako Žid, ako som prenasledoval kresťanov a usiloval sa ich vyhubiť.

14 Nebolo v tom čase horlivejšieho a pravovernejšieho Žida ako ja.

15 Ale Boh si ma dávno pred mojím narodením vo svojej nepochopiteľnej milosti vyvolil,

16 aby mi zjavil pravdu o svojom Synovi, a prikázal mi, aby som niesol toto posolstvo do celého sveta, aj pohanom. Vtedy som sa neradil s ľuďmi,

17 ba ani za apoštolmi do Jeruzalema som nešiel. Odišiel som do Arábie, potom som sa zase vrátil do Damasku.

18 Až po troch rokoch som sa vypravil do Jeruzalema, aby som sa osobne zoznámil s Petrom. Pobudol som u neho dva týždne,

19 ale okrem Jakuba, Ježišovho brata, som sa s inými apoštolmi nestretol.

20 Tak to skutočne bolo. Boh mi je svedkom, že neklamem.

21 Potom som putoval do Sýrie a Cilície,

22 ale v Judsku ma kresťania ešte stále osobne nepoznali.

23 Vedeli iba, že niekdajší nepriateľ a prenasledovateľ kresťanov teraz zvestuje to, proti čomu kedysi tak kruto vystupoval.

24 A chválili za to Boha.

King James Version

Galatians 1

1Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:

Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,

Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:

Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

But 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.

As 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.

10 For 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.

11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.

12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

13 For 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:

14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.

15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,

16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:

17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.

18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.

19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.

20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.

21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;

22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:

23 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.

24 And they glorified God in me.