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Galatians 1

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— and all the brothers and sisters[a] with me,

To the churches in Galatia:

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

No Other Gospel

I 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— which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But 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! As 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!

10 Am 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

11 I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. 12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.

13 For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it. 14 I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, was pleased 16 to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, my immediate response was not to consult any human being. 17 I 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.

18 Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Cephas[b] and stayed with him fifteen days. 19 I saw none of the other apostles—only James, the Lord’s brother. 20 I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie.

21 Then I went to Syria and Cilicia. 22 I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23 They only heard the report: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they praised God because of me.

Footnotes

  1. Galatians 1:2 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.
  2. Galatians 1:18 That is, Peter

Nkwa Asem

Galatifo 1

Nkyia

1Saa krataa yi fi me Paulo a ɔfrɛ a wɔfrɛɛ me sɛ memmɛyɛ ɔsomafo no mfi onipa na mmom efi Yesu Kristo ne Agya Nyankopɔn a ɔma ɔsɔre fii awufo mu no nkyɛn. Me ne anuanom a wɔwɔ ha nyinaa bom kyia Galati asafo ahorow no nyinaa.

Adom ne asomdwoe a efi yɛn Agya Nyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo nka mo.

Yɛn bɔne nti, Kristo yɛɛ osetie maa yɛn Agya Nyankopɔn nam so de ne ho bɔɔ afɔre de gyee yɛn fii bɔne a yɛwɔ mu nnɛ yi mu. Anuonyam nka Onyankopɔn daa nyinaa. Amen.

Mo ho yɛ me nwonwa! Ɛnkyɛɛ koraa, morepa nea ɔnam Kristo adom so frɛɛ mo no akɔ asɛmpa foforo ho. Nokwarem, asɛmpa foforo biara nni baabi, nanso meka efisɛ, nnipa bi wɔ hɔ a wɔredan mo adwene pɛ sɛ wɔsesa Kristo Asɛmpa no.

Na sɛ yɛn anaa ɔbɔfo fi soro bɛka asɛmpa a nsonoe da ɛno ne yɛn Asɛmpa no ntam a, onii no bɛka afobu a enni awiei mu. Yɛaka dedaw na mereti mu bio se: Obiara a ɔbɛka asɛmpa a ɛne Asɛmpa a moagye atom no bɔ abira no bɛkɔ afobu a enni awiei mu.

10 Nea nnipa pene so na mereyɛ yi anaa? Dabi! Mepɛ nea Onyankopɔn pene so! Anaa mereyɛ nea ɛsɔ nnipa ani? Sɛ migu so reyɛ nea ɛsɔ nnipa ani a, ɛnne merenyɛ Kristo somfo.

Onyankopɔn frɛ Paulo

11 Anuanom, mepɛ sɛ mote ase sɛ, Asɛmpa a meka kyerɛ mo no mfi onipa. 12 Me nsa anka amfi onipa nkyɛn. Saa ara nso na ɛnyɛ onipa na ɔkyerɛɛ me. Ɛyɛ Kristo no ankasa na ɔdaa no adi kyerɛɛ me.

13 Moate sɛ na mesɛe m’adagyew nyinaa wɔ Yudasom ho. Afei moate nso sɛ na mede atirimɔden taa Onyankopɔn akyidifo na mefaa ɔkwan biara a metumi so pɛe sɛ metɔre wɔn ase. 14 M’afɛfo Yudafo no de, na m’adwene mu abue wɔ Yudasom ho sen wɔn nyinaa. Na mikita yɛn nenanom amanne nso mu denneenen.

15 Nanso Onyankopɔn nam n’adom so frɛɛ me ansa na ɔrewo me sɛ memmɛsom no. Na bere a osii n’adwene pi 16 sɛ ɔbɛda ne Ba no adi akyerɛ me sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a mɛka Asɛmpa a ɛfa ne ho akyerɛ Amanamanmufo no, mankɔ obiara nkyɛn amma wantu me fo; 17 saa ara nso na mankɔ Yerusalem mankohu asomafo a na wodi m’anim kan no. Mmom, mekɔɔ Arabia prɛko pɛ ɛnna mesan m’akyi baa Damasko. 18 Mfirihyia abiɛsa akyi na mekɔɔ Petro nkyɛn wɔ Yerusalem ne no kodii nkɔmmɔ. Midii ne nkyɛn nnawɔtwe abien. 19 Manhu ɔsomafo biara wɔ hɔ ka Awurade nua Yakobo ho.

20 Nsɛm a merekyerɛw yi yɛ nokware. Merentwa nkontompo enti Onyankopɔn mmoa me.

21 Ɛno akyi mebaa Siria ne Kilikia. 22 Saa bere no na Kristo asafo horow a wɔwɔ Yudea no mu nnipa nnim me. 23 Nsɛm a na wɔaka afa me ho se, “Afei de ɔbarima no a na ɔtaa yɛn no ka gyidi a na ɔpɛ sɛ ɔsɛe no no ho asɛm.” 24 Na me nti, wɔhyɛɛ Onyankopɔn anuonyam.