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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

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Pozdrav

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.