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Galatians 1:1-24

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.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Galatifoɔ 1:1-24


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.