Amplified Bible

2 Timothy 1

Timothy Charged to Guard His Trust

1Paul, an apostle (special messenger, personally chosen representative) of Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed) by the will of God, according to the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,

to Timothy, my beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

I thank God, whom I worship and serve with a clear conscience the way my forefathers did, as I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day, and as I recall your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. I remember your sincere and unqualified faith [the surrendering of your entire self to God in Christ with confident trust in His power, wisdom and goodness, a faith] which first lived in [the heart of] your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am confident that it is in you as well. That is why I remind you to [a]fan into flame the gracious gift of God, [that inner fire—the special endowment] which is in you through the laying on of my hands [with those of the elders at your ordination]. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].

So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord or about me His prisoner, but with me take your share of suffering for the gospel [continue to preach regardless of the circumstances], in accordance with the power of God [for His power is invincible], for He delivered us and saved us and called us with a holy calling [a calling that leads to a consecrated life—a life set apart—a life of purpose], not because of our works [or because of any personal merit—we could do nothing to earn this], but because of His own purpose and grace [His amazing, undeserved favor] which was granted to us in Christ Jesus before the world began [eternal ages ago], 10 but now [that extraordinary purpose and grace] has been fully disclosed and realized by us through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus who [through His incarnation and earthly ministry] abolished death [making it null and void] and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11 for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle and a teacher [of this good news regarding salvation]. 12 This is why I suffer as I do. Still, I am not ashamed; for I know Him [and I am personally acquainted with Him] whom I have believed [with absolute trust and confidence in Him and in the truth of His deity], and I am persuaded [beyond any doubt] that He is able to guard that which I have entrusted to Him until [b]that day [when I stand before Him]. 13 Keep and follow the pattern of sound teaching (doctrine) which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. 14 Guard [with greatest care] and keep unchanged, the treasure [that precious truth] which has been entrusted to you [that is, the good news about salvation through personal faith in Christ Jesus], through [the help of] the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.

15 You are aware of the fact that all who are in [the province of] Asia turned away and deserted me, Phygelus and Hermogenes among them. 16 The Lord grant mercy to the family of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and showed me kindness [comforting and reviving me like fresh air] and he was not ashamed of my chains [for Christ’s sake]; 17 but [instead] when he reached Rome, he eagerly searched for me and found me— 18 the Lord grant to him that he may find mercy from the Lord on [c]that [great] day. You know very well how many things he did for me and what a help he was at Ephesus [you know better than I can tell you].

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Timothy 1:6 In ancient times embers were kept slowly burning so that they could be fanned into flames when a fire was needed.
  2. 2 Timothy 1:12 Also called the Day of Christ when Christians will be called to account for their actions (2 Cor 5:10).
  3. 2 Timothy 1:18 See note v 12.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

提摩太后书 1

1我保罗奉上帝的旨意,按照在基督耶稣里所应许的生命做基督耶稣的使徒, 写信给我亲爱的儿子提摩太。

愿父上帝和我们的主基督耶稣的恩典、怜悯和平安临到你!

勉励忠心事奉

我日夜不停地为你祷告,对我效法祖先用清洁的良心事奉的上帝充满了感恩。 每逢想起你流泪的情形,我就渴望见你,好使我的心充满喜乐。 我记得你那真诚无伪的信心。你外祖母罗以和你母亲友妮基首先有了这信心,我深信你也有。 因此我提醒你,要把上帝在我把手按在你身上时赐给你的恩赐充分发挥出来。 因为上帝赐给我们的不是懦弱的心,而是刚强、仁爱、自律的心。

所以,你不要羞于为我们的主做见证,也不要以我这为主被囚的人为耻,要靠着上帝的能力和我一同为福音受苦。 上帝拯救了我们,并呼召我们过圣洁的生活,不是因为我们的行为,而是出于祂的旨意和恩典。早在万古以前,祂就在基督耶稣里把这恩典赐给我们了, 10 如今借着我们救主基督耶稣的降世显明了出来。基督已经消灭了死亡,借着福音将不朽的生命彰显了出来。

11 我为了这福音受委派做传道人、使徒和教师。 12 我因此而遭受这些苦难,但我不以为耻,因为我知道我所信的是谁,也深信祂能保守祂所托付我的[a],一直到那日[b] 13 你要以在基督耶稣里的信心和爱心,把从我这里听到的正确教导当作典范遵守, 14 要靠着住在我们里面的圣灵牢牢守住交托给你的美善之道。

15 你知道几乎所有亚细亚的人都离弃了我,其中包括腓吉路和黑摩其尼。 16 愿主怜悯阿尼色弗一家人,他常常鼓励我,不以我被囚禁为耻。 17 他在罗马的时候千方百计寻访我的下落,直到找着我为止。 18 你很清楚,他从前在以弗所怎样在各个方面服侍我。愿主再来时格外地怜悯他。

Notas al pie

  1. 1:12 祂所托付我的”又可翻译为“我所信托祂的”。
  2. 1:12 那日”指保罗站在基督面前交账的日子。