Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

彼得后书 1

1我是耶稣基督的奴仆和使徒西门·彼得,写信给借着我们的上帝和救主耶稣基督的义,与我们得到同样宝贵信心的人。

愿你们因认识上帝和我们主耶稣而得到丰富的恩典和平安!

追求长进

因为我们认识了用自己的荣耀和美德呼召我们的上帝,上帝以祂神圣的能力将生命与敬虔所需要的一切赐给了我们。 借此,祂已将既宝贵又伟大的应许赏给了我们,使我们脱离世上私欲带来的败坏,能够有份于上帝的性情。

正因如此,你们要加倍努力,不仅要有信心,还要有好的德行;不仅要有好的德行,还要有知识; 不仅要有知识,还要有节制;不仅要有节制,还要有忍耐;不仅要有忍耐,还要有敬虔; 不仅要有敬虔,还要有爱弟兄姊妹的心;不仅要有爱弟兄姊妹的心,还要有爱众人的心。 如果充分具备了这些品德,你们对我们主耶稣基督的认识就不会停滞不前,毫无收获。 缺乏上述品德的人不是瞎眼就是目光短浅,忘记他从前的罪已经得到洁净。

10 所以,弟兄姊妹,你们要更加努力,以确定自己蒙了呼召和拣选。这样,你们就绝不会失足犯罪, 11 进入我们的主和救主耶稣基督永恒国度的大门必为你们敞开。

12 虽然你们已经知道这些事,并且在所领受的真道上也很坚固,但我还是要常常提醒你们。 13 我觉得应当趁着我还在世的时候[a]提醒你们,激励你们, 14 因我知道自己离世的日子已经不远了,正如我们的主耶稣基督指示我的。 15 我要尽力使你们在我离世以后仍然常常记得这些事。

见证基督的荣耀

16 我们从前告诉你们有关主耶稣基督的大能和祂降临的事,并非根据巧妙虚构的神话,而是我们亲眼见过祂的威荣。 17 祂从父上帝那里得到了尊贵和荣耀,那时从极大的荣光中有声音对祂说:“这是我的爱子,我甚喜悦祂。” 18 当时我们和祂一同在圣山上,亲耳听见了这来自天上的声音。

19 这使我们更加确信先知的预言。你们要留意这些预言,把这些预言看作照耀在黑暗中的明灯,一直到天破晓、晨星在你们心中升起。 20 你们首先该知道:圣经上的一切预言都不可随人的私意解释, 21 因为预言绝非出于人的意思,都是人受了圣灵的感动,讲出上帝的信息。

Notas al pie

  1. 1:13 还在世的时候”希腊文是“还在这帐篷里的时候”,作者用帐篷代表自己的身体。

The Message

2 Peter 1

11-2 I, Simon Peter, am a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ. I write this to you whose experience with God is as life-changing as ours, all due to our God’s straight dealing and the intervention of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Grace and peace to you many times over as you deepen in your experience with God and Jesus, our Master.

Don’t Put It Off

3-4 Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received! We were also given absolutely terrific promises to pass on to you—your tickets to participation in the life of God after you turned your back on a world corrupted by lust.

5-9 So don’t lose a minute in building on what you’ve been given, complementing your basic faith with good character, spiritual understanding, alert discipline, passionate patience, reverent wonder, warm friendliness, and generous love, each dimension fitting into and developing the others. With these qualities active and growing in your lives, no grass will grow under your feet, no day will pass without its reward as you mature in your experience of our Master Jesus. Without these qualities you can’t see what’s right before you, oblivious that your old sinful life has been wiped off the books.

10-11 So, friends, confirm God’s invitation to you, his choice of you. Don’t put it off; do it now. Do this, and you’ll have your life on a firm footing, the streets paved and the way wide open into the eternal kingdom of our Master and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The One Light in a Dark Time

12-15 Because the stakes are so high, even though you’re up-to-date on all this truth and practice it inside and out, I’m not going to let up for a minute in calling you to attention before it. This is the post to which I’ve been assigned—keeping you alert with frequent reminders—and I’m sticking to it as long as I live. I know that I’m to die soon; the Master has made that quite clear to me. And so I am especially eager that you have all this down in black and white so that after I die, you’ll have it for ready reference.

16-18 We weren’t, you know, just wishing on a star when we laid the facts out before you regarding the powerful return of our Master, Jesus Christ. We were there for the preview! We saw it with our own eyes: Jesus resplendent with light from God the Father as the voice of Majestic Glory spoke: “This is my Son, marked by my love, focus of all my delight.” We were there on the holy mountain with him. We heard the voice out of heaven with our very own ears.

19-21 We couldn’t be more sure of what we saw and heard—God’s glory, God’s voice. The prophetic Word was confirmed to us. You’ll do well to keep focusing on it. It’s the one light you have in a dark time as you wait for daybreak and the rising of the Morning Star in your hearts. The main thing to keep in mind here is that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of private opinion. And why? Because it’s not something concocted in the human heart. Prophecy resulted when the Holy Spirit prompted men and women to speak God’s Word.