Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

帖撒罗尼迦前书 1

1我保罗同西拉和提摩太写信给帖撒罗尼迦属于父上帝和主耶稣基督的教会。

愿恩典和平安归给你们!

信徒的榜样

我们常常为你们众人感谢上帝,为你们祷告, 在我们的父上帝面前不断地想到你们因信我们主耶稣基督而做的工作、因爱祂而受的劳苦和因祂所赐的盼望而激发的忍耐。

上帝所爱的弟兄姊妹,我们知道上帝拣选了你们, 因为我们传福音给你们不只是靠言语,也靠上帝的能力、圣灵的同在和充分的确据。你们也知道,我们为了你们的缘故怎样在你们中间行事为人。 你们效法了我们和我们的主,尽管深受苦难,仍然怀着圣灵所赐的喜乐领受真道, 成了马其顿和亚该亚所有信徒的榜样。 主的道从你们那里不仅传到了马其顿和亚该亚,还传到了其他各地,你们对上帝的信心也广为人知,我们无须再多说什么。 因为人们都在传讲你们如何接待我们,如何离弃偶像归向上帝,事奉又真又活的上帝, 10 等候祂的儿子从天降临,就是祂使之从死里复活、救我们脱离将来可怕审判[a]的耶稣。

Notas al pie

  1. 1:10 可怕审判”希腊文是“烈怒”。

Amplified Bible

1 Thessalonians 1

Thanksgiving for These Believers

1Paul, Silvanus (Silas), and Timothy,

To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being from God].

We give thanks to God always for all of you, continually mentioning you in our prayers; recalling unceasingly before our God and Father your work energized by faith, and your service motivated by love and unwavering hope in [the return of] our Lord Jesus Christ. [a]Brothers and sisters beloved by God, we know that He has chosen you; for our good news [regarding salvation] came to you not only in word, but also in [its inherent] power and in the Holy Spirit and with great conviction [on our part]. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your benefit. You became imitators of us and [through us] of the Lord, after you welcomed our message in [a time of] great trouble with the joy supplied by the Holy Spirit; so that you became an example to all the believers in [b]Macedonia and in Achaia. For the word of the Lord has resounded from you and has echoed [like thunder], not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place [the news of] your [great] faith in God has spread, so that we never need to say anything about it. For they themselves report about us, telling what kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and to [look forward and confidently] wait for [the coming of] His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead—Jesus, who [personally] rescues us from the coming wrath [and draws us to Himself, granting us all the privileges and rewards of a new life with Him].

Notas al pie

  1. 1 Thessalonians 1:4 Lit Brethren.
  2. 1 Thessalonians 1:7 Greece was divided into two Roman provinces. The northern region was called Macedonia and the southern, Achaia. Thessalonica was an important seaport and was the capital city of Macedonia.