Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

提多书 1

问候

1我保罗做上帝的奴仆和耶稣基督的使徒,是为了使上帝拣选的人有信心、明白真理,从而过敬虔的生活, 有永生的盼望。这永生是从不说谎的上帝在亘古以前应许的。 祂在所定的时候,借着人的传扬将自己的道显明出来。我奉我们救主上帝的命令传扬这道。

提多啊,我写信给你,就我们共同的信仰来说,你是我真正的儿子。

愿父上帝和我们的救主基督耶稣赐给你恩典和平安!

长老的资格

当初,我把你留在克里特岛,是要你完成未办完的事工,并照我的指示在各城选立长老。 做长老的必须无可指责,只有一位妻子,儿女都信主、没有放荡不羁的行为。 身为上帝的管家,做监督的必须无可指责,不傲慢,不暴躁,不酗酒,不好斗,不贪财。 他必须好客、乐善、自制、正直、圣洁、自律, 持守所领受的真道,以便能够以纯正的教导劝勉人,驳倒那些反对的人。

10 因为有许多悖逆之人喜欢空谈,善于欺骗,尤其是那些奉行割礼的人。 11 你一定要堵住他们的口,因为他们为了不义之财教不该教的,误导了别人全家。 12 克里特人自己的一位先知说:“克里特人说谎成性,邪恶如兽,好吃懒做。” 13 这话是真的。因此你要严正地斥责他们,使他们有纯正的信仰, 14 不理会犹太人荒诞的传说和那些违背真理之人的诫律。 15 对洁净的人而言,一切都是洁净的;对污秽不信的人而言,什么都不洁净,连他们的思想和良心都是污秽的。 16 他们自称认识上帝,在行为上却否认祂。他们令人可憎,悖逆成性,一无是处。

New Living Translation

Titus 1

Greetings from Paul

1This letter is from Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ. I have been sent to proclaim faith to[a] those God has chosen and to teach them to know the truth that shows them how to live godly lives. This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God—who does not lie—promised them before the world began. And now at just the right time he has revealed this message, which we announce to everyone. It is by the command of God our Savior that I have been entrusted with this work for him.

I am writing to Titus, my true son in the faith that we share.

May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior give you grace and peace.

Titus’s Work in Crete

I left you on the island of Crete so you could complete our work there and appoint elders in each town as I instructed you. An elder must live a blameless life. He must be faithful to his wife,[b] and his children must be believers who don’t have a reputation for being wild or rebellious. A church leader[c] is a manager of God’s household, so he must live a blameless life. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered; he must not be a heavy drinker,[d] violent, or dishonest with money.

Rather, he must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must love what is good. He must live wisely and be just. He must live a devout and disciplined life. He must have a strong belief in the trustworthy message he was taught; then he will be able to encourage others with wholesome teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong.

10 For there are many rebellious people who engage in useless talk and deceive others. This is especially true of those who insist on circumcision for salvation. 11 They must be silenced, because they are turning whole families away from the truth by their false teaching. And they do it only for money. 12 Even one of their own men, a prophet from Crete, has said about them, “The people of Crete are all liars, cruel animals, and lazy gluttons.”[e] 13 This is true. So reprimand them sternly to make them strong in the faith. 14 They must stop listening to Jewish myths and the commands of people who have turned away from the truth.

15 Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted. 16 Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Or to strengthen the faith of.
  2. 1:6 Or must have only one wife, or must be married only once; Greek reads must be the husband of one wife.
  3. 1:7a Or An overseer, or A bishop.
  4. 1:7b Greek must not drink too much wine.
  5. 1:12 This quotation is from Epimenides of Knossos.