New International Version – UK

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 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.

New Amharic Standard Version

ገላትያ 1:1-24

1ከሰዎች ወይም በሰው ከተላከው ሳይሆን፣ በኢየሱስ ክርስቶስና ከሙታን ባስነሣው በእግዚአብሔር አብ ሐዋርያ ከሆነው ከጳውሎስ፤ 2አብረውኝም ካሉት ወንድሞች ሁሉ፤

በገላትያ ላሉት አብያተ ክርስቲያናት

3ከአባታችን ከእግዚአብሔር፣ ከጌታም ከኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ጸጋና ሰላም ለእናንተ ይሁን። 4እንደ አምላካችንና እንደ አባታችን ፈቃድ፣ ከዚህ ክፉ ዓለም ያድነን ዘንድ ስለ ኀጢአታችን ራሱን ሰጠ፤ 5ከዘላለም እስከ ዘላለም ለእርሱ ክብር ይሁን፤ አሜን።

ወንጌል አንዲት ናት

6በክርስቶስ ጸጋ የጠራችሁን እርሱን ትታችሁ፣ ወደ ተለየ ወንጌል እንዲህ ፈጥናችሁ መዞራችሁ ደንቆኛል፤ 7እንደ እውነቱ ከሆነ ሌላ ወንጌል የለም። የሚያደነጋግሯችሁና የክርስቶስን ወንጌል ለማጣመም ጥረት የሚያደርጉ አንዳንድ ሰዎች አሉ። 8ነገር ግን እኛም ብንሆን ወይም የሰማይ መልአክ፣ ከሰበክንላችሁ ወንጌል የተለየ ወንጌል ቢሰብክላችሁ እርሱ ለዘላለም የተረገመ ይሁን። 9ቀደም ብለን እንዳልነው፣ አሁንም ደግሜ እላለሁ፤ ማንም ከተቀበላችሁት ሌላ የተለየ ወንጌል ቢሰብክላችሁ፣ እርሱ ለዘላለም የተረገመ ይሁን።

10አሁን እኔ ጐሽ ለመባል የምሻው በሰዎች ዘንድ ነው ወይስ በእግዚአብሔር ዘንድ? ወይስ ሰዎችን ደስ ለማሰኘት እየተጣጣርሁ ነው? ሰዎችን ደስ ለማሰኘት የምጥር ብሆን ኖሮ፣ የክርስቶስ አገልጋይ ባልሆንሁ ነበር።

ጳውሎስ በእግዚአብሔር መጠራቱ

11ወንድሞች ሆይ፤ የሰበክሁላችሁ ወንጌል ሰው ሠራሽ አለመሆኑን እንድታውቁ እፈልጋለሁ፤ 12ከማንም ሰው አልተቀበልሁትም፤ ከማንም አልተማርሁትም፤ ይልቁንስ በመገለጥ ከኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ተቀበልሁት።

13ቀድሞ በአይሁድ ሃይማኖት እንዴት እንደኖርሁ፣ የእግዚአብሔርንም ቤተ ክርስቲያን እንዴት በእጅጉ እንዳሳደድሁ፣ ለማጥፋትም እንዴት እንደጣርሁ ሰምታችኋል፤ 14በእኔ ዕድሜ ዘመን ከነበሩት ከብዙዎቹ አይሁድ ይበልጥ በአይሁድ ሃይማኖት እልቅ ነበር፤ ስለ አባቶቼም ወግ እጅግ ቀናተኛ ነበርሁ። 15ነገር ግን፣ ከእናቴ ማሕፀን1፥15 ወይም ከመወለዴ ጀምሮ የለየኝና በጸጋው የጠራኝ እግዚአብሔር፣ 16በአሕዛብ መካከል ስለ እርሱ እንድሰብክ ልጁን በእኔ ሊገልጥ በወደደ ጊዜ፣ ከማንም ሥጋ ለባሽ ጋር አልተማከርሁም፤ 17ከእኔ በፊት ሐዋርያት ወደ ሆኑትም ወደ ኢየሩሳሌም አልወጣሁም፤ ነገር ግን ወዲያው ወደ ዐረብ አገር ሄድሁ፤ በኋላም ወደ ደማስቆ ተመለስሁ።

18ከዚያም ከሦስት ዓመት በኋላ፣ ጴጥሮስን1፥18 ግሪኩ ኬፋ ይለዋል። አገኘው ዘንድ ወደ ኢየሩሳሌም ወጣሁ፤ ከእርሱም ጋር ዐሥራ አምስት ቀን ተቀመጥሁ። 19ነገር ግን ከጌታ ወንድም ከያዕቆብ በቀር፣ ከሐዋርያት ማንንም አላየሁም። 20በምጽፍላችሁ ነገር በእግዚአብሔር ፊት ሐሰት እንደማልናገር አስረግጬ እነግራችኋለሁ። 21ከዚያም በኋላ፣ ወደ ሶርያና ወደ ኪልቅያ አገር ሄድሁ። 22በክርስቶስ ያሉት የይሁዳ አብያተ ክርስቲያናትም ፊቴን አይተው አያውቁም ነበር፤ 23እነርሱ ግን፣ “ቀድሞ እኛን ሲያሳድድ የነበረ ሰው፣ ከዚህ በፊት ሊያጠፋው ይፈልግ የነበረውን እምነት አሁን እየሰበከ ነው” የሚለውን ወሬ ብቻ ሰምተው ነበር፤ 24በእኔም ምክንያት እግዚአብሔርን አመሰገኑ።