Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

哥林多前書 1

問候

1我是按上帝旨意蒙召作基督耶穌使徒的保羅,同所提尼弟兄, 寫信給在哥林多的上帝的教會,就是在基督耶穌裡得以聖潔、蒙召做聖徒的,以及各地求告我們主耶穌基督之名的人。基督是他們的主,也是我們的主。

願我們的父上帝和主耶穌基督賜給你們恩典和平安!

保羅的感恩

我常常為你們感謝我的上帝,因為祂在基督耶穌裡賜給了你們恩典, 使你們在基督裡凡事富足,有全備的口才和知識。 這樣,我為基督所做的見證就在你們身上得到了證實。 因此,你們在殷切等候我們主耶穌基督再來的期間,並不缺少任何屬靈的恩賜。 我們的主耶穌基督必扶持你們到底,使你們在祂再來的日子無可指責。 上帝是信實的,祂呼召你們是要你們與祂的兒子——我們的主耶穌基督相交。

信徒要同心合意

10 親愛的弟兄姊妹,我奉主耶穌基督的名勸你們,要同心合意,不可結黨紛爭,要團結一致, 11 因為革來家的人把各位弟兄姊妹的事情告訴了我,說你們中間有紛爭。 12 我的意思是你們有人說:「我是跟隨保羅的」,有人說:「我是跟隨亞波羅的」,有人說:「我是跟隨彼得的」,有人說:「我是跟隨基督的」。 13 難道基督是分成幾派的嗎?替你們釘十字架的是保羅嗎?你們是奉保羅的名受洗的嗎?

14 感謝上帝,除了基利司布和該猶以外,我沒有為你們任何人施洗, 15 所以沒有人能說是奉我的名受洗的。 16 不錯,我也曾為司提法納的家人施洗,除此以外,我不記得還為誰施洗了。 17 基督不是差遣我去為人施洗,而是去傳揚福音,而且不用高言大智,免得基督十字架的能力被抹摋。

上帝的智慧

18 因為十字架之道在將要滅亡的人看來是愚昧的,但對我們這些得救的人來說卻是上帝的大能, 19 正如聖經上說:「我要摧毀智者的智慧,廢棄明哲的聰明。」

20 這個世代所謂的智者、學者、雄辯家在哪裡?上帝豈不是把這世上的智慧都變成愚昧了嗎? 21 上帝運用自己的智慧不讓世人憑自己的智慧去認識祂,祂樂意採用世人看為愚昧的道理去拯救那些相信的人,這就是上帝的智慧。

22 猶太人要看神蹟,希臘人尋求智慧, 23 但我們傳講被釘十字架的基督。這對猶太人來說是絆腳石,對外族人來說是愚昧的。 24 但對於蒙召的人,無論是猶太人還是希臘人,基督是上帝的能力、上帝的智慧。 25 因為上帝的「愚昧」也勝過世人的智慧,上帝的「軟弱」也勝過世人的剛強。

26 弟兄姊妹,想想你們蒙召時的情形。按人的標準來衡量,你們當中稱得上有智慧的不多,有能力的不多,出身名門望族的也不多。 27 但上帝揀選了世人看為愚昧的,要使智者羞愧;上帝揀選了世上軟弱的,要使強者蒙羞; 28 上帝揀選了世上卑賤的、被藐視的和無足輕重的,要使世人看為舉足輕重的變得無足輕重。 29 這樣,誰都不能在上帝面前自誇了。

30 上帝使你們活在基督耶穌裡,祂使基督耶穌成為我們的智慧、公義、聖潔和救贖。 31 所以,正如聖經上說:「要誇耀,就當誇耀主的作為。」

New Living Translation

1 Corinthians 1

Greetings from Paul

1This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Sosthenes.

I am writing to God’s church in Corinth,[a] to you who have been called by God to be his own holy people. He made you holy by means of Christ Jesus,[b] just as he did for all people everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours.

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

Paul Gives Thanks to God

I always thank my God for you and for the gracious gifts he has given you, now that you belong to Christ Jesus. Through him, God has enriched your church in every way—with all of your eloquent words and all of your knowledge. This confirms that what I told you about Christ is true. Now you have every spiritual gift you need as you eagerly wait for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be free from all blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns. God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Divisions in the Church

10 I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters,[c] by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose. 11 For some members of Chloe’s household have told me about your quarrels, my dear brothers and sisters. 12 Some of you are saying, “I am a follower of Paul.” Others are saying, “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Peter,[d]” or “I follow only Christ.”

13 Has Christ been divided into factions? Was I, Paul, crucified for you? Were any of you baptized in the name of Paul? Of course not! 14 I thank God that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 for now no one can say they were baptized in my name. 16 (Oh yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas, but I don’t remember baptizing anyone else.) 17 For Christ didn’t send me to baptize, but to preach the Good News—and not with clever speech, for fear that the cross of Christ would lose its power.

The Wisdom of God

18 The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. 19 As the Scriptures say,

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise
    and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.”[e]

20 So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. 21 Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe. 22 It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom. 23 So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense.

24 But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles,[f] Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.

26 Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy[g] when God called you. 27 Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. 28 God chose things despised by the world,[h] things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. 29 As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God.

30 God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin. 31 Therefore, as the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the Lord.”[i]

Notas al pie

  1. 1:2a Corinth was the capital city of Achaia, the southern region of the Greek peninsula.
  2. 1:2b Or because you belong to Christ Jesus.
  3. 1:10 Greek brothers; also in 1:11, 26.
  4. 1:12 Greek Cephas.
  5. 1:19 Isa 29:14.
  6. 1:24 Greek and Greeks.
  7. 1:26 Or high born.
  8. 1:28 Or God chose those who are low born.
  9. 1:31 Jer 9:24.