Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

以弗所書 1

1我是奉上帝旨意作基督耶穌使徒的保羅,寫信給以弗所忠於基督耶穌的眾聖徒。

願我們的父上帝和主耶穌基督賜給你們恩典和平安!

基督徒的屬靈恩福

讚美我們主耶穌基督的父上帝!祂在基督裡賜給了我們天上各樣屬靈的恩福。 早在創造世界以前,祂已經在基督裡揀選了我們,使我們在祂眼中成為聖潔無瑕的人。

上帝因為愛我們,就按照祂自己美好的旨意,預定我們藉著耶穌基督得到作祂兒女的名分。 我們讚美祂奇妙無比的恩典,這恩典是上帝藉著祂的愛子賜給我們的。 我們藉著祂愛子的血蒙救贖,過犯得到赦免,這都是出於祂的洪恩。 上帝用各種智慧和聰明把這恩典豐豐富富地賜給我們, 照著祂在基督裡所定的美好計劃叫我們知道祂旨意的奧祕, 10 等所定的時候一到,叫天地萬物一同歸在基督的名下。

11 我們也在基督裡被揀選成為祂的子民。這都是按自己旨意行萬事的上帝預先定下的計劃, 12 好讓我們這些首先在基督裡得到盼望的人都來頌讚祂的榮耀。

13 你們聽過真理之道,就是那使你們得救的福音,而且也信了基督。你們既然信祂,就領受了上帝應許賜下的聖靈為印記。 14 聖靈是我們領受產業的擔保,直到上帝的子民得到救贖,使祂的榮耀受到頌讚。

保羅的禱告

15 我聽到你們對主耶穌的信心和對眾聖徒的愛心後, 16 不斷地為你們感謝上帝,禱告的時候常常提到你們。 17 我求我們主耶穌基督的上帝——榮耀的父把賜智慧和啟示的靈給你們,好使你們更深地認識祂。 18 我也求上帝照亮你們心中的眼睛,使你們知道祂的呼召給你們帶來了何等的盼望,祂應許賜給眾聖徒的產業有何等豐富的榮耀, 19 並且祂在我們這些信的人身上所運行的能力是何等浩大。 20 上帝曾用這大能使基督從死裡復活,使基督在天上坐在自己右邊, 21 遠遠超越今生永世所有執政的、掌權的、有能力的、作主宰的和一切的權勢。 22 祂又使萬物降服在基督腳下,使基督為教會作萬物的元首。 23 教會是基督的身體,蘊涵著那無所不在、充滿萬物者的豐盛。

Amplified Bible

Ephesians 1

The Blessings of Redemption

1Paul, an apostle (special messenger, personally chosen representative) of Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed), by the will of God [that is, by His purpose and choice],

To the [a]saints (God’s people) [b]who are at Ephesus and are faithful and loyal and steadfast in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

[c]Blessed and worthy of praise be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ, just as [in His love] He chose us in Christ [actually selected us for Himself as His own] before the foundation of the world, so that we would be holy [that is, consecrated, set apart for Him, purpose-driven] and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined and lovingly planned for us to be adopted to Himself as [His own] children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the kind intention and good pleasure of His will— to the praise of His glorious grace and favor, which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved [His Son, Jesus Christ]. In Him we have redemption [that is, our deliverance and salvation] through His blood, [which paid the penalty for our sin and resulted in] the forgiveness and complete pardon of our sin, in accordance with the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and understanding [with practical insight] He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ, 10 with regard to the fulfillment of the times [that is, the end of history, the climax of the ages]—to bring all things together in Christ, [both] things in the heavens and things on the earth. 11 In Him also we have [d]received an inheritance [a destiny—we were claimed by God as His own], having been predestined (chosen, appointed beforehand) according to the purpose of Him who works everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His will, 12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ [who first put our confidence in Him as our Lord and Savior] would exist to the praise of His glory. 13 In Him, you also, when you heard the word of truth, the good news of your salvation, and [as a result] believed in Him, were stamped with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit [the One promised by Christ] as owned and protected [by God]. 14 The Spirit is the [e]guarantee [the first installment, the pledge, a foretaste] of our inheritance until the redemption of God’s own [purchased] possession [His believers], to the praise of His glory.

15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers; 17 [I always pray] that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may grant you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation [that gives you a deep and personal and intimate insight] into the true knowledge of Him [for we know the Father through the Son]. 18 And [I pray] that the eyes of your heart [the very center and core of your being] may be enlightened [flooded with light by the Holy Spirit], so that you will know and cherish the [f]hope [the divine guarantee, the confident expectation] to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the [g]saints (God’s people), 19 and [so that you will begin to know] what the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His [active, spiritual] power is in us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of His mighty strength 20 which He [h]produced in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion [whether angelic or human], and [far above] every name that is named [above every title that can be conferred], not only in this age and world but also in the one to come. 22 And He [i]put all things [in every realm] in subjection under Christ’s feet, and [j]appointed Him as [supreme and authoritative] head over all things in the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills and completes all things in all [believers].

Notas al pie

  1. Ephesians 1:1 “Saints” refers to born-again believers. All believers are holy, that is, set apart or sanctified for God’s purpose.
  2. Ephesians 1:1 Three early mss do not contain “at Ephesus.” Some scholars suggest that this was intended as a circular letter for various churches of Asia Minor (modern Turkey), sent first to Ephesus and then to the other churches. See Paul’s instruction to the Colossians in 4:16. Others believe the letter was directed only to the Ephesians because of its many personal references. The books of Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon are believed to have been written by Paul while he was a prisoner under house arrest in Rome (a.d. 60-62) (cf 6:20).
  3. Ephesians 1:3 In Greek this passage (vv 3-14), also referred to as a doxology, is one sentence.
  4. Ephesians 1:11 Or our destiny.
  5. Ephesians 1:14 Or down payment.
  6. Ephesians 1:18 In the NT the word “hope” expresses a cherished desire along with the confident assurance of obtaining that which is longed for.
  7. Ephesians 1:18 See note v 1.
  8. Ephesians 1:20 The first of three manifestations of God’s power exhibited in Christ.
  9. Ephesians 1:22 The second manifestation of God’s power exhibited in Christ.
  10. Ephesians 1:22 This is the third manifestation of God’s power exhibited in Christ.