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迦拉达书 Galatians
1我保禄宗徒──我蒙召为宗徒,并非由于人,也并非藉着人,而是由于耶稣基督和使他由死者中复活的天主父──1From Paul, an apostle sent not by humans nor by human mediation but by Christ Jesus and by God, the Father, who raised him from the dead;
2我和同我在一起的众弟兄,致书给迦拉达众教会:2I and all the brothers and sisters who are with me greet the churches in Galatia:
3愿恩宠与平安由天主我们的父及主耶稣基督赐与你们!3may you receive grace and peace from God our Father and from Christ Jesus our Lord.
4这基督按照天主我们父的旨意,为我们的罪恶舍弃了自己,为救我们脱离此邪恶的世代。4He gave himself for our sins to rescue us from this evil world, in fulfillment of the will of God the Father:
5愿光荣归于天主,至于无穷之世!阿们。5Glory to him for ever and ever. Amen.
6我真奇怪,你们竟这样快离开了那以基督的恩宠召叫你们的天主,而归向了另一福音;6I am surprised at how quickly you have abandoned God who called you according to the grace of Christ, and have gone to another gospel.
7其实,并没有别的福音,只是有一些人扰乱你们,企图改变基督的福音而已。7Indeed, there is no other gospel, but some people who are sowing confusion among you want to turn the Gospel of Christ upside down.
8但是,无论谁,即使是我们,或是从天上降下的一位天使,若给你们宣讲的福音,与我们给你们所宣讲的福音不同,当受诅咒。8But even if we ourselves were giving you another gospel different from the one we preached to you, or if it were an angel from heaven, I would say: fire him!
9我们以前说过,如今我再说:谁若给你们宣讲福音与你们所接受的不同,当受诅咒。9As I have said I now say again: if anyone preaches the Gospel in a way other than you received it, fire that one.
10那么,我如今是讨人的喜爱,或是讨天主的喜爱呢?难道我是寻求人的欢心吗?如果我还求人的欢心,我就不是基督的仆役。10Are we to please humans or obey God? Do you think that I try to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
11弟兄们,我告诉你们;我所宣讲的福音,并不是由人而来的,11Let me remind you, brothers and sisters, that the Gospel we preached to you is not a human message,
12因为,我不是由人得来的,也不是由人学来的,而是由耶稣基督的启示得来的。12nor did I receive it from anyone, I was not taught of it but it came to me as a revelation from Christ Jesus.
13你们一定听说过,我从前尚在犹太教中的行动:我怎样激烈地迫害过天主的教会,竭力想把她消灭;13You have heard of my previous activity in the Jewish community; I furiously persecuted the Church of God and tried to destroy it.
14我在犹太教中比我本族许多同年的人更为急进,对我祖先的传授更富于热忱。14For I was more devoted to the Jewish religion than many fellow Jews of my age, and I defended the traditions of my ancestors more fanatically.
15但是,从母胎中已选拔我,以恩宠召叫我的天主,却决意15But one day God called me out of his great love, he who had chosen me from my mother's womb; and he was pleased
16将他的圣子启示给我,叫我在异民中传扬他。我当时没有与任何人商量,16to reveal in me his Son, that I might make him known among the pagan nations. Then I did not seek human advice
17也没有上耶路撒冷去见那些在我以前作宗徒的人,我立即去了阿剌伯,然后又回到了大马士革。17nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me. I immediately went to Arabia, and from there I returned again to Damascus.
18此后,过了三年,我才上耶路撒冷去拜见刻法,在他那里逗留了十五天,18Later, after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to meet Cephas, and I stayed with him for fifteen days.
19除了主的兄弟雅各伯,我没有看见别的宗徒。19But I did not see any other apostle except James, the Lord's brother.
20我给你们写的都是真的,我在天主前作证,我决没有说谎。20On writing this to you, I affirm before God that I am not lying.
21此后,我往叙利亚和基里基雅地域去了。21After that I went to Syria and Cilicia.
22那时,犹太境内属于基督的各教会,都没有见过我的面;22The churches of Christ in Judea did not know me personally;
23只是听说过:「那曾经迫害我们的,如今却传扬他曾经想消灭的信仰了。」23they had only heard of me: "He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith he tried to uproot."
24他们就为了我而光荣天主。24And they praised God because of me.
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