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.
11:1 a Bik 9:15 b Bik 2:24Nze Pawulo omutume, ataatumibwa bantu wadde omuntu, wabula eyatumibwa Yesu Kristo ne Katonda Kitaffe, eyamuzuukiza mu bafu, 21:2 a Baf 4:21 b Bik 16:6; 1Ko 16:1awamu n’abooluganda bonna abali nange tuwandiikira ekkanisa ez’e Ggalatiya, 31:3 Bar 1:7nga tugamba nti ekisa n’emirembe ebiva eri Katonda Kitaffe n’eri Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo bibeerenga nammwe; 41:4 a Mat 20:28; Bar 4:25 b Baf 4:20Kristo oyo eyeewaayo ku lw’ebibi byaffe, alyoke atununule mu mulembe guno omubi ng’okwagala kwa Katonda, era Kitaffe bwe kuli, 51:5 Bar 11:36aweebwe ekitiibwa emirembe n’emirembe. Amiina.
Tewali Njiri Ndala
61:6 a Bag 5:8 b 2Ko 11:4Naye mbeewuunya kubanga mukyuka mangu okuva ku oyo, eyabayita olw’ekisa kya Kristo, naye ne mukyuka mangu okugoberera Enjiri endala. 71:7 Bik 15:24; Bag 5:10Kubanga tewali njiri ndala, wabula mwawubisibwa abaagala okunyoola n’okukyusa Enjiri ya Kristo. 81:8 a 2Ko 11:4 b Bar 9:3Omuntu yenna, ne bwe tuba ffe, wadde malayika ava mu ggulu, bw’abuuliranga Enjiri okuggyako gye twababuulira, akolimirwenga. 91:9 Bar 16:17Nga bwe twasooka okwogera, bwe ntyo nziramu okukyogera nti, omuntu yenna bw’ababuulira Enjiri eteri eyo ggye mwakkiriza akolimirwenga.
101:10 Bar 2:29; 1Bs 2:4Kale kaakano nkolerera kumatiza bantu oba kusiimibwa Katonda? Oba ngezaako kusanyusa bantu? Singa nnali nkyagezaako okusanyusa abantu, sandibadde muddu wa Kristo. 111:11 1Ko 15:1Kubanga abooluganda, mbategeeza nti, Enjiri gye nababuulira teyeesigamizibwa ku muntu, 121:12 a nny 1 b nny 16era nange saagiweebwa muntu wadde okusomesebwa omuntu wabula Yesu Kristo ye yagimbikkulira. 131:13 a Bik 26:4, 5 b Bik 8:3Mumanyi nga bwe nnali nfaanana nga nkyagoberera eddiini y’Ekiyudaaya, nga bwe nayigganyanga ennyo Ekkanisa ya Katonda okugizikiza, 141:14 Mat 15:2era nga nnali omu ku bannaddiini abaakulaakulana mu ggwanga lyange, ne nsukkuluma ku Bayudaaya bannange be nakula nabo, era nagezaako nnyo nga bwe nasobola okugoberera empisa zonna ez’edda ez’amateeka g’eddiini yange. 151:15 a Is 49:1, 5; Yer 1:5 b Bik 9:15Naye Katonda bwe yasiima, eyanjawula okuva mu lubuto lwa mmange, n’ampita olw’ekisa kye, 161:16 a Bag 2:9 b Mat 16:17n’ambikkulira Omwana we ndyoke ŋŋende eri Abaamawanga mbabuulire Enjiri era sseebuuza ku muntu n’omu, 17newaakubadde okwambuka e Yerusaalemi okwebuuza ku batume, naye nagenda mu Buwalabu era oluvannyuma ne nkomawo e Damasiko.
181:18 a Bik 9:22, 23 b Bik 9:26, 27Awo bwe waayitawo emyaka esatu ne ŋŋenda e Yerusaalemi okulaba Keefa ne mmala naye ennaku kkumi na ttaano. 191:19 Mat 13:55Naye ssaalaba mutume mulala wabula Yakobo muganda wa Mukama waffe. 201:20 Bar 9:1Noolwekyo bye mbawandiikira, si bya bulimba mu maaso ga Katonda.
21Bwe navaayo ne ndaga mu bitundu eby’e Siriya n’eby’e Kirukiya. 22Era ekkanisa za Kristo mu Buyudaaya zaali tezinnategeera bwe nfaanana. 231:23 Bik 6:7Naye nga bamanyi nti, “Eyatuyigganyanga, kaakano abuulira okukkiriza kwe yagezaako okuzikiriza.” 241:24 Mat 9:8Era ne bagulumiza Katonda ku lwange.