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 to 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.
1Paulo, ɔsomafo a ɛnyɛ nnipa anaa onipa bi na ɔpaw me sɛ ɔsomafo, na mmom ɛyɛ Yesu Kristo ne Agya Nyankopɔn a onyan no fii awufo mu no, 2ne anuanom a wɔne me wɔ ha nyinaa,
De krataa yi kɔma Galati asafo ahorow no nyinaa:
3Adom ne asomdwoe a efi yɛn Agya Nyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo nka mo. 4Yɛn bɔne nti, Kristo yɛɛ osetie maa yɛn Agya Nyankopɔn. Ɔnam so de ne ho bɔɔ afɔre gyee yɛn fii bɔne a yɛwɔ mu nnɛ yi mu. 5Anuonyam nka Onyankopɔn daa nyinaa. Amen.
6Mo ho yɛ me nwonwa sɛ mopɛ ntɛm po nea ɔfrɛɛ mo se montena Kristo adom mu no, kodi asɛmpa foforo 7a ɛnyɛ nokware asɛmpa koraa bi no akyi. Ɛda adi sɛ nnipa bi wɔ hɔ a wɔredan mo adwene pɛ sɛ wosiw Kristo Asɛmpa no ho kwan. 8Na sɛ yɛn, anaa ɔbɔfo fi ɔsoro bɛka asɛmpa a nsonoe da ɛno ne yɛn Asɛmpa no ntam a, onii no bɛkɔ afɔbu a enni awiei mu. 9Yɛaka dedaw na mereti mu sɛ: Obiara a ɔbɛka asɛmpa a ɛne Asɛmpa a moagye ato mu no bɔ abira no bɛkɔ afɔbu a enni awiei mu.
10Nea nnipa pene so na mereyɛ yi ana? Dabi! Mepɛ nea Onyankopɔn pene so! Anaa mereyɛ nea ɛsɔ nnipa ani? Sɛ migu so yɛ saa de a, na menyɛ Kristo somfo.
Onyankopɔn Frɛ Paulo
11Anuanom, mepɛ sɛ mote ase sɛ Asɛmpa a meka kyerɛ mo no mfi onipa hɔ. 12Me nsa anka amfi 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 mʼadagyew nyinaa wɔ Yudasom ho. Afei moate nso sɛ na mede atirimɔden taa Onyankopɔn akyidifo, na mefaa ɔkwan biara a metumi so pɛɛ sɛ metɔre wɔn ase. 14Me mfɛfo Yudafo no de, na mʼadwene mu abue wɔ Yudasom ho sen wɔn nyinaa. Na mikura yɛn nananom amanne nso mu denneennen. 15Nanso Onyankopɔn nam nʼadom so frɛɛ me ansa na wɔrewo me sɛ memmɛsom no. Na bere no soo 16sɛ 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; 17saa ara nso na mankɔ Yerusalem ankohu asomafo a na wodi mʼanim kan no. Mmom, mekɔɔ Arabia prɛko pɛ na mesan baa Damasko.
18Mfe abiɛsa akyi na mekɔɔ Petro nkyɛn wɔ Yerusalem ne no kodii nkɔmmɔ. Midii ne nkyɛn nna dunum. 19Manhu ɔsomafo biara wɔ hɔ ka Awurade nua Yakobo ho. 20Meka kyerɛ mo wɔ Onyankopɔn anim se nea merekyerɛw yi yɛ nokware turodoo.
21Ɛno akyi no, mebaa Siria ne Kilikia. 22Saa bere no na Kristo asafo ahorow a wɔwɔ Yudea no mu nnipa nnim me. 23Nsɛm a na wɔaka afa me ho sɛ, “Afei de, ɔbarima no a na ɔtaa yɛn no ka gyidi a na ɔpɛ sɛ ɔsɛe no no ho asɛm.” 24Na me nti, wɔhyɛɛ Onyankopɔn anuonyam.