Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

彼得前书 1

1我是耶稣基督的使徒彼得,写信给蒙上帝拣选,寄居在本都、加拉太、加帕多迦、亚细亚、庇推尼各地的人。 你们蒙拣选是按照父上帝预先定好的旨意,借着圣灵得以圣洁,好顺服耶稣基督,并靠祂的血得到洁净。

愿上帝赐给你们丰丰富富的恩典和平安!

活泼的盼望

愿颂赞归于我们主耶稣基督的父上帝!祂有无穷的怜悯,借着耶稣基督从死里复活使我们获得重生,有活泼的盼望, 可以承受那不会朽坏、没有污点、不会衰残、为你们存留在天上的产业。 你们这些因信而蒙上帝用大能保守的人,必能得到那已经预备好、在末世要显明的救恩。

为此,即使现今你们必须暂时在百般试炼中忍受痛苦,也要满怀喜乐。 这样,你们的信心经过试验便显明是真实的,比那经过火炼仍会坏掉的金子更加宝贵,使你们可以在耶稣基督显现时得到称赞、荣耀和尊贵。 你们虽然没有见过基督,却爱祂;虽然现在看不见祂,却信祂,并且有无法形容、充满荣耀的喜乐。 因为你们得到了信心带来的果效,就是你们的灵魂得救。

10 有关这救恩,那些预言恩典要临到你们的众先知早已详细寻求查考了。 11 基督的灵曾在他们心中指示他们,预言基督要受苦,然后得荣耀。他们便详细查考这些事会在什么时候、什么情况下发生。 12 他们得到启示,知道他们传讲这些事不是为了自己,而是为了你们。现在,那些靠着从天上差来的圣灵向你们传福音的人,已经将这些事传给你们了。连天使也想把这些事看个明白。

要圣洁像主

13 所以,要预备好你们的心,谨慎自律,专心盼望耶稣基督显现时要带给你们的恩典。 14 你们既是顺服的儿女,就不要再像从前无知的时候那样放纵私欲。 15 那呼召你们的是圣洁的,你们在一切事上也要圣洁。 16 因为圣经上说:“你们要圣洁,因为我是圣洁的。”

17 既然你们称呼那位按各人的行为公正无私地审判人的上帝为父,就应该存着敬畏的心过你们在世上寄居的日子。 18 要知道,你们从传统的、没有意义的生活中被救赎出来,不是靠金银等会朽坏的东西, 19 而是靠无瑕无疵的代罪羔羊——基督的宝血。 20 基督是上帝在创世以前预先拣选的,却在这末世为你们显现。 21 你们借着基督信了使祂从死里复活、赐祂荣耀的上帝,所以,你们的信心和盼望都在于上帝。

22 你们既因顺服真理,洁净了自己的心,能够真诚地爱弟兄姊妹,就当以清洁的心彼此切实相爱。 23 你们获得重生,不是借着会腐烂的种子,而是借着不会腐烂的种子——上帝活泼永存的道。 24 因为

“芸芸众生尽如草,
荣华不过草上花;
草必枯干花必残,
25 唯有主道永长存。”

这道就是传给你们的福音。

New Living Translation

1 Peter 1

Greetings from Peter

1This letter is from Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ.

I am writing to God’s chosen people who are living as foreigners in the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.[a] God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ.

May God give you more and more grace and peace.

The Hope of Eternal Life

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see.

So be truly glad.[b] There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.

You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.

10 This salvation was something even the prophets wanted to know more about when they prophesied about this gracious salvation prepared for you. 11 They wondered what time or situation the Spirit of Christ within them was talking about when he told them in advance about Christ’s suffering and his great glory afterward.

12 They were told that their messages were not for themselves, but for you. And now this Good News has been announced to you by those who preached in the power of the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. It is all so wonderful that even the angels are eagerly watching these things happen.

A Call to Holy Living

13 So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. 14 So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. 15 But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. 16 For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”[c]

17 And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of him during your time here as “temporary residents.” 18 For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. 19 It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. 20 God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but now in these last days he has been revealed for your sake.

21 Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.

22 You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters.[d] Love each other deeply with all your heart.[e]

23 For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God. 24 As the Scriptures say,

“People are like grass;
    their beauty is like a flower in the field.
The grass withers and the flower fades.
25     But the word of the Lord remains forever.”[f]

And that word is the Good News that was preached to you.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia were Roman provinces in what is now Turkey.
  2. 1:6 Or So you are truly glad.
  3. 1:16 Lev 11:44-45; 19:2; 20:7.
  4. 1:22a Greek must have brotherly love.
  5. 1:22b Some manuscripts read with a pure heart.
  6. 1:24-25 Isa 40:6-8.