Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

提摩太后书 3

末世的情形

1你要知道,末世必有艰难的日子, 因为那时的人都自私自利、贪爱钱财、狂妄自夸、骄傲自负、说毁谤话、违背父母、忘恩负义、心不圣洁、 冷漠无情、不愿和解、好说谗言、毫无节制、蛮横凶暴、不爱良善、 出卖朋友、任意妄为、自高自大、沉溺享乐、不爱上帝, 虚有敬虔的外表,却无敬虔的实质。你要避开这样的人。

这些人溜进别人家里,哄骗那些意志薄弱的妇女。那些妇女心中充满罪恶,受各种邪情私欲的驱使, 虽然常常学习,却不能明白真理。 现在这些人敌对真理,就像从前雅尼和佯庇反对摩西一样,他们的心思坏透了,他们的信仰是虚假的。 不过,他们猖狂不了多久,因为他们的愚昧行径必暴露在众人面前,就像雅尼和佯庇的下场一样。

圣经的益处

10 但你熟知我的教导、言行、志向、信心、忍耐、爱心、毅力, 11 也知道我在安提阿、以哥念、路司得遭遇了何等的迫害和苦难。但主从这一切患难中救了我。 12 其实凡立志在基督耶稣里过敬虔生活的人都会受到迫害。 13 而恶人和骗子会变本加厉地迷惑人,也被人迷惑。

14 但你要把自己所学的、所笃信的记在心里,因为你知道是跟谁学的, 15 并且你从小就熟悉圣经。圣经能给你智慧,使你借着信基督耶稣得到拯救。 16 圣经全部是上帝启示的,有益于教导、督责、使人归正、培养人行义, 17 使属上帝的人得到充分的装备,去行各种善事。

The Message

2 Timothy 3

Difficult Times Ahead

11-5 Don’t be naive. There are difficult times ahead. As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God. They’ll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they’re animals. Stay clear of these people.

6-9 These are the kind of people who smooth-talk themselves into the homes of unstable and needy women and take advantage of them; women who, depressed by their sinfulness, take up with every new religious fad that calls itself “truth.” They get exploited every time and never really learn. These men are like those old Egyptian frauds Jannes and Jambres, who challenged Moses. They were rejects from the faith, twisted in their thinking, defying truth itself. But nothing will come of these latest impostors. Everyone will see through them, just as people saw through that Egyptian hoax.

Keep the Message Alive

10-13 You’ve been a good apprentice to me, a part of my teaching, my manner of life, direction, faith, steadiness, love, patience, troubles, sufferings—suffering along with me in all the grief I had to put up with in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. And you also well know that God rescued me! Anyone who wants to live all out for Christ is in for a lot of trouble; there’s no getting around it. Unscrupulous con men will continue to exploit the faith. They’re as deceived as the people they lead astray. As long as they are out there, things can only get worse.

14-17 But don’t let it faze you. Stick with what you learned and believed, sure of the integrity of your teachers—why, you took in the sacred Scriptures with your mother’s milk! There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.