Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

歌罗西书 3

追求属天的事

1你们既然和基督一同复活了,就应当追求天上的事,那里有坐在上帝右边的基督。 你们要思想天上的事,而不是地上的事, 因为你们的旧生命已经死了,你们的新生命与基督一同藏在上帝里面。 基督就是你们的新生命,祂显现的时候,你们也必和祂一起在荣耀中显现。

所以,你们要治死身上属世的罪恶,如淫乱、污秽、邪情、恶欲和贪心,贪心就是拜偶像, 因为上帝的烈怒必临到做这些事的悖逆之人。 你们过去也和他们一样过着罪恶的生活, 但现在必须杜绝这一切的恶事,如怒气、愤恨、恶毒、毁谤和污言秽语。 不要彼此说谎,因为你们已经脱去了旧人和旧的行为, 10 穿上了新人。这新人在知识上不断更新,更像他的造物主。 11 从此,不再分希腊人、犹太人,受割礼的、未受割礼的,野蛮人、未开化的人[a],奴隶和自由人,基督就是一切,并且贯穿一切。

12 所以,你们既然是上帝所拣选的,是圣洁、蒙爱的人,就要心存怜悯、恩慈、谦虚、温柔和忍耐。 13 倘若彼此之间有怨言,总要互相宽容,彼此饶恕,主怎样饶恕你们,你们也要照样饶恕他人。 14 最重要的是要有爱,爱能把一切完美地联合在一起。 15 要让基督的平安掌管你们的心,你们就是为此而蒙召成为一个身体。要常存感恩的心。 16 要将基督的话丰丰富富地存在心里,用各样智慧彼此教导,互相劝诫,以感恩的心用诗篇、圣乐、灵歌颂赞上帝。 17 你们无论做什么事、说什么话,都要奉主耶稣的名而行,并借着祂感谢父上帝。

和谐家庭

18 你们做妻子的,要顺服丈夫,信主的人应当这样做。 19 你们做丈夫的,要爱妻子,不可恶待她们。 20 你们做儿女的,凡事要听从父母,因为这是主所喜悦的。 21 你们做父亲的,不要激怒儿女,免得他们灰心丧志。 22 你们做奴仆的,凡事要听从你们世上的主人,不要只做讨好人的表面工夫,要以敬畏主的心真诚服侍。 23 无论做什么事,都要发自内心,像是为主做的,而不是为人做的, 24 因为你们知道自己一定会从主那里得到基业为奖赏。你们事奉的是主基督, 25 凡作恶的人终必自食恶果,因为上帝不偏待人。

Notas al pie

  1. 3:11 未开化的人”希腊文是“西古提人”。

New Living Translation

Colossians 3

Living the New Life

1Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your[a] life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.

So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming.[b] You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. 10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. 11 In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile,[c] circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized,[d] slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us.

12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. 17 And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

Instructions for Christian Households

18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting for those who belong to the Lord.

19 Husbands, love your wives and never treat them harshly.

20 Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged.

22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything you do. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. Serve them sincerely because of your reverent fear of the Lord. 23 Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. 24 Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.[e] 25 But if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God has no favorites.

Notas al pie

  1. 3:4 Some manuscripts read our.
  2. 3:6 Some manuscripts read is coming on all who disobey him.
  3. 3:11a Greek a Greek.
  4. 3:11b Greek Barbarian, Scythian.
  5. 3:24 Or and serve Christ as your Master.