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.
1Me Paulo, ɔsomafoɔ a ɛnyɛ nnipa anaa onipa bi na ɔfrɛɛ me, na mmom ɛyɛ Yesu Kristo ne Agya Onyankopɔn a ɔnyanee no firii awufoɔ mu no. 2Me ne anuanom a wɔne me wɔ ha nyinaa,
De krataa yi kɔma Galati asafo ahodoɔ no nyinaa:
3Adom ne asomdwoeɛ a ɛfiri yɛn Agya Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo nka mo. 4Yɛn bɔne enti, Kristo yɛɛ ɔsetie maa yɛn Agya Onyankopɔn. Ɔnam so de ne ho bɔɔ afɔdeɛ de gyee yɛn firii bɔne a yɛwɔ mu ɛnnɛ yi mu. 5Animuonyam nka Onyankopɔn daa nyinaa. Amen.
6Mo ho yɛ me nwanwa! Ɛnkyɛree koraa, morepa deɛ ɔnam Kristo adom so frɛɛ mo no akɔ asɛmpa foforɔ ho. 7Nokorɛm, asɛmpa foforɔ biara nni baabi, nanso meka ɛfiri sɛ, nnipa bi wɔ hɔ a wɔredane mo adwene pɛ sɛ wɔsesa Kristo Asɛmpa no. 8Na sɛ yɛn, anaa ɔbɔfoɔ firi ɔsoro bɛka asɛmpa a nsonsonoeɛ da ɛno ne yɛn Asɛmpa no ntam a, onii no bɛkɔ afɔbuo a ɛnni awieeɛ mu. 9Yɛaka dada na mereti mu bio sɛ: Obiara a ɔbɛka asɛmpa a ɛne Asɛmpa a moagye atom no bɔ abira no bɛkɔ afɔbuo a ɛnni awieeɛ mu.
10Deɛ nnipa pene so na mereyɛ yi anaa? Dabi! Mepɛ deɛ Onyankopɔn pene so! Anaa mereyɛ deɛ ɛsɔ nnipa ani? Sɛ megu so yɛ saa deɛ a, na menyɛ Kristo ɔsomfoɔ.
Onyankopɔn Frɛ Paulo
11Anuanom, mepɛ sɛ mote aseɛ sɛ, Asɛmpa a meka kyerɛ mo no mfiri onipa hɔ. 12Me nsa anka amfiri onipa nkyɛn. Saa ara nso na ɛnyɛ onipa na ɔkyerɛɛ me. Ɛyɛ Kristo no ankasa na ɔdaa no adi kyerɛɛ me.
13Moate sɛ na mesɛe mʼadagyeɛ nyinaa wɔ Yudasom ho. Afei, moate nso sɛ na mede atirimuɔden taa Onyankopɔn akyidifoɔ, na mefaa ɛkwan biara a mɛtumi so pɛɛ sɛ metɔre wɔn ase. 14Mʼafɛfoɔ Yudafoɔ no deɛ, na mʼadwene mu abue wɔ Yudasom ho sene wɔn nyinaa. Na mekura yɛn nananom amanneɛ nso mu dendeenden. 15Nanso, Onyankopɔn nam nʼadom so frɛɛ me ansa na wɔrewo me sɛ memmɛsom no. Na berɛ no soo 16sɛ ɔbɛda ne Ba no adi akyerɛ me, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a mɛka Asɛmpa a ɛfa ne ho akyerɛ amanamanmufoɔ no, mankɔ obiara nkyɛn amma wantu me fo; 17saa ara nso na mankɔ Yerusalem mankɔhunu asomafoɔ a na wɔdi mʼanim ɛkan no. Mmom, mekɔɔ Arabia prɛko pɛ ɛnna mesane mʼakyi baa Damasko.
18Mfeɛ mmiɛnsa akyi na mekɔɔ Petro nkyɛn wɔ Yerusalem ne no kɔdii nkɔmmɔ. Medii ne nkyɛn dadu nnanum. 19Manhunu ɔsomafoɔ biara wɔ hɔ ka Awurade nua Yakobo ho. 20Meka kyerɛ mo, Onyankopɔn anim sɛ deɛ meretwerɛ yi yɛ nokorɛ trodoo.
21Ɛno akyi, mebaa Siria ne Kilikia. 22Saa ɛberɛ no na Kristo asafo ahodoɔ a wɔwɔ Yudea no mu nnipa nnim me. 23Nsɛm a na wɔaka afa me ho sɛ, “Afei deɛ, ɔbarima no a na ɔtaa yɛn no ka gyidie a na ɔpɛ sɛ ɔsɛe no no ho asɛm.” 24Na me enti, wɔhyɛɛ Onyankopɔn animuonyam.