Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

哥林多後書 1

問候

1我是奉上帝旨意作基督耶穌使徒的保羅,與提摩太弟兄寫信給在哥林多的上帝的教會以及亞該亞境內所有的聖徒。

願我們的父上帝和主耶穌基督賜給你們恩典和平安!

上帝的安慰

我們主耶穌基督的父上帝當受讚美!祂是仁慈的父和賜一切安慰的上帝。 我們遭遇任何患難,祂都安慰我們,使我們能夠用祂給我們的安慰去安慰那些在各樣患難中的人。 正如我們多受基督所受的苦楚,也靠基督多得安慰。 我們遭受患難,是為了使你們得到安慰和拯救;我們得到安慰,也是為了使你們得到安慰,以便你們能忍受像我們所遭遇的諸般苦難。 我們對你們堅信不移,因為知道你們既和我們同受患難,也必和我們同得安慰。

弟兄姊妹,希望你們知道我們在亞細亞所遭遇的苦難。那時我們承受極大的壓力,超過了我們的極限,甚至連活命的指望都沒了。 我們心裡覺得必死無疑,這使我們不倚靠自己,只倚靠使死人復活的上帝。 10 祂曾救我們脫離死亡的威脅,將來還要救我們。我們深信祂必繼續救我們。 11 你們也要用祈禱幫助我們,使恩典藉著許多人的禱告臨到我們,眾人便因此而為我們感恩。

保羅改變計劃

12 我們感到自豪的是:我們本著上帝所賜的聖潔和誠實為人處世,倚靠祂的恩典,不倚靠人的聰明才智,對待你們更是這樣。這一點,我們的良心可以作證。 13-14 我們不寫任何你們讀不懂、不明白的內容。你們現在對我們有幾分認識,但我盼望你們最終完全認識到:當主耶穌再來的日子,你們將以我們為榮,正如我們將以你們為榮一樣。

15 我有這樣的把握,所以早就計劃去你們那裡,使你們有兩次蒙福的機會。 16 我打算從你們那裡去馬其頓,再從馬其頓回到你們那裡,然後你們為我送行前往猶太。 17 我定了這計劃,難道會反覆無常嗎?難道我是意氣用事,出爾反爾嗎? 18 我在信實的上帝面前保證:我們對你們說的話絕不會忽是忽非! 19 我和西拉、提摩太在你們當中所傳揚的那位上帝的兒子耶穌基督絕不會忽是忽非,在祂只有「是」。 20 因為上帝的一切應許在基督裡都是確實的,所以我們也是藉著基督說「阿們[a]」,將榮耀歸於上帝。 21 是上帝使我們和你們一同在基督裡信心堅固。祂差遣[b]了我們, 22 在我們身上蓋了祂自己的印記,並讓聖靈住在我們心中作擔保。

23 我求上帝為我作證:我沒有去哥林多,是為了寬容你們。 24 我們並不是要操縱你們的信仰,而是要幫助你們,使你們喜樂,因為你們在信仰上已經站穩了。

Notas al pie

  1. 1·20 阿們」是「誠然如此」的意思。
  2. 1·21 差遣」希臘文是「膏立」。

Amplified Bible

2 Corinthians 1

Introduction

1Paul, an apostle (special messenger, personally chosen representative) of Christ Jesus (the Messiah) by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To the church of God which is at Corinth, and to all the [a]saints (God’s people) throughout Achaia (southern Greece):

Grace to you and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed [gratefully praised and adored] be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts and encourages us in every trouble so that we will be able to comfort and encourage those who are in any kind of trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as Christ’s sufferings are ours in abundance [as they overflow to His followers], so also our comfort [our reassurance, our encouragement, our consolation] is abundant through Christ [it is truly more than enough to endure what we must]. But if we are troubled and distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted and encouraged, it is for your comfort, which works [in you] when you patiently endure the same sufferings which we [b]experience. And our [c]hope for you [our confident expectation of good for you] is firmly grounded [assured and unshaken], since we know that just as you share as partners in our sufferings, so also you share as partners in our comfort.

For we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about [d]our trouble in [the west coast province of] Asia [Minor], how we were utterly weighed down, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life [itself]. Indeed, we felt within ourselves that we had received the sentence of death [and were convinced that we would die, but this happened] so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead. 10 He rescued us from so great a threat of death, and will continue to rescue us. On Him we have set our hope. And He will again rescue us [from danger and draw us near], 11 while you join in helping us by your prayers. Then thanks will be given by many persons on our behalf for the gracious gift [of deliverance] granted to us through the prayers of many [believers].

Paul’s Integrity

12 This is our [reason for] proud confidence: our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world [in general], and especially toward you, with pure motives and godly sincerity, not in human wisdom, but in the grace of God [that is, His gracious lovingkindness that leads people to Christ and spiritual maturity]. 13 For we write you nothing other than what you read and understand [there is no double meaning in what we say]. And I hope you will [accurately] understand [divine things] until the end; 14 just as you have [already] partially understood us, [and one day will recognize] that you can be proud of us just as we are of you, in the day of our Lord Jesus.

15 It was with this confidence that I planned at first to visit you, so that you might receive twice a token of grace; 16 that is, [I wanted] to visit you on my way to Macedonia, and [then] to come back to you [on my return] from Macedonia, and have you send me on my way to Judea. 17 So then, was I indecisive or capricious when I was [originally] planning this? Or the things I plan, do I plan [e]in a self-serving way like a worldly man, ready to say, “Yes, yes” and “No, no” [at the same time]? 18 But [as surely as] God is faithful and means what He says, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No” [at the same time]. 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, by me, Silvanus, and Timothy, was not “Yes” and “No,” but has proved to be “Yes” in Him [true and faithful, the divine “Yes” affirming God’s promises]. 20 For as many as are the promises of God, in Christ they are [all answered] “Yes.” So through Him we say our “Amen” to the glory of God. 21 Now it is God who establishes and confirms us [in joint fellowship] with you in Christ, and who has anointed us [empowering us with the gifts of the Spirit]; 22 it is He who has also put His seal on us [that is, He has appropriated us and certified us as His] and has given us the [Holy] Spirit in our hearts as a pledge [like a security deposit to guarantee the fulfillment of His promise of eternal life].

23 But I call on God as my soul’s witness, that it was to spare you [pain and discouragement] that I did not come again to Corinth— 24 not that we rule [like dictators] over your faith, but rather we work with you for [the increase of] your joy; for in your faith you stand firm [in your strong conviction that Jesus of Nazareth—the Messiah—is the Son of God, through whom we obtain eternal salvation].

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Corinthians 1:1 All born-again believers are saints, that is, they are set apart for God’s special use.
  2. 2 Corinthians 1:6 Lit suffer.
  3. 2 Corinthians 1:7 In the NT the word “hope” expresses a cherished desire along with the confident assurance of obtaining that which is longed for.
  4. 2 Corinthians 1:8 In general, the editorial plurals used in this letter refer only to Paul.
  5. 2 Corinthians 1:17 Lit according to the flesh.