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。

New Living Translation

2 Timothy 1

Greetings from Paul

1This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus. I have been sent out to tell others about the life he has promised through faith in Christ Jesus.

I am writing to Timothy, my dear son.

May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace.

Encouragement to Be Faithful

Timothy, I thank God for you—the God I serve with a clear conscience, just as my ancestors did. Night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. I long to see you again, for I remember your tears as we parted. And I will be filled with joy when we are together again.

I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you. This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you. For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News. For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus. 10 And now he has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News. 11 And God chose me to be a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of this Good News.

12 That is why I am suffering here in prison. But I am not ashamed of it, for I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him[a] until the day of his return.

13 Hold on to the pattern of wholesome teaching you learned from me—a pattern shaped by the faith and love that you have in Christ Jesus. 14 Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you.

15 As you know, everyone from the province of Asia has deserted me—even Phygelus and Hermogenes.

16 May the Lord show special kindness to Onesiphorus and all his family because he often visited and encouraged me. He was never ashamed of me because I was in chains. 17 When he came to Rome, he searched everywhere until he found me. 18 May the Lord show him special kindness on the day of Christ’s return. And you know very well how helpful he was in Ephesus.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:12 Or what has been entrusted to me.