Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

哥林多後書 7

1親愛的弟兄姊妹,我們既然有這些應許,就當洗淨自己身體和靈魂一切的污穢,存著敬畏上帝的心追求完全聖潔。

保羅的喜樂

請你們敞開心懷接納我們。我們沒有虧負過任何人,沒有敗壞過任何人,也沒有佔過任何人的便宜。 我這樣說,並不是要定你們的罪,因為我曾經說過,我們心裡常惦記你們,甚至願意和你們生死與共。 我非常信任你們,以你們為榮。我因你們大受激勵,在我們所受的一切患難中,我仍然充滿喜樂。

我們到馬其頓的時候,身心無法安歇,面臨著重重患難,外有衝突,內有恐懼。 但安慰沮喪之人的上帝藉著提多的到來激勵了我們。 我們得到激勵,不但是因為提多來了,也因為看到他從你們那裡得到了激勵。他把你們對我的想念、對我的熱心以及你們的哀痛都告訴了我,這使我更加歡喜。

我曾為從前寫的那封信令你們憂傷而後悔,但現在不後悔了,因為我知道那封信令你們憂傷只是暫時的。 現在我很歡喜,當然不是因為你們憂傷而歡喜,而是看見你們因憂傷而悔改了。因為你們這樣憂傷合乎上帝的心意,使你們不致因我們而受到任何損失。 10 合乎上帝心意的憂傷會帶來悔改,使人得到救恩,永不後悔,但世俗的憂傷只會帶來死亡。

11 你們看,合乎上帝心意的憂傷使你們產生了何等的迫切感啊!你們熱切地辯明自己的立場,對罪憤慨,恐懼顫抖,期盼與我相見,嫉惡如仇,懲處罪惡。你們在各方面已顯明自己在那件事上是清白的。

12 因此,雖然我給你們寫過信,但並非為了那犯錯的人或那受害的人而寫的,而是為了讓你們在上帝面前看到自己對我們所存的熱心。 13 我們也因此得到了激勵。令我們更歡喜的是提多也很喜樂,因為他的心從你們那裡得到了安慰。 14 我若對提多誇獎了你們什麼,也不覺得慚愧,因為我先前向提多誇獎你們的話都證明是真實的,正如我告訴你們的一切都是真實的。 15 提多想到你們眾人的順服並怎樣戰戰兢兢地接待他,便更加愛你們了。 16 現在,我對你們可以完全放心了,這真令我歡喜。

Amplified Bible

2 Corinthians 7

Paul Reveals His Heart

1Therefore, since we have these [great and wonderful] promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, completing holiness [living a consecrated life—a life set apart for God’s purpose] in the fear of God.

Make room for us in your hearts; we have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have cheated no one. I do not say this to condemn you, for I have said before that you are [nested] in our hearts [and you will remain there] to die together and to live together [with us]. Great is my confidence in you; great is my pride and boasting on your behalf. I am filled [to the brim] with comfort; I am overflowing with joy in spite of all our trouble.

For even when we arrived in Macedonia our bodies had no rest, but we were oppressed at every turn—conflicts and disputes without, fears and dread within. But God, who comforts and encourages the depressed and the disquieted, comforted us by the arrival of Titus. And not only by his arrival, but also by [his account of] the encouragement which he received in regard to you. He told us about your longing [for us], your mourning [over sin], and how eagerly you took my part and supported me, so that I rejoiced even more. For even though I did grieve you with my [a]letter, I do not regret it [now]; though I did regret it —for I see that the letter hurt you, though only for a little while— yet I am glad now, not because you were hurt and made sorry, but because your sorrow led to repentance [and you turned back to God]; for you felt a grief such as God meant you to feel, so that you might not suffer loss in anything on our account. 10 For [godly] sorrow that is in accord with the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation; but worldly sorrow [the hopeless sorrow of those who do not believe] produces death. 11 For [you can look back and] see what an earnestness and authentic concern this godly sorrow has produced in you: what vindication of yourselves [against charges that you tolerate sin], what indignation [at sin], what fear [of offending God], what longing [for righteousness and justice], what passion [to do what is right], what readiness to punish [those who sin and those who tolerate sin]! At every point you have proved yourselves to be innocent in the matter. 12 So even though I wrote to you [as I did], it was not for the sake of the offender nor for the sake of the one offended, but in order to make evident to you before God how earnestly you do care for us [and your willingness to accept our authority]. 13 It is for this reason that we are comforted and encouraged.

And in addition to our comfort, we were especially delighted at the joy of Titus, because you have refreshed his spirit. 14 For if I have boasted to him at all concerning you, I was not disappointed. But just as everything we ever said to you was true, so our boasting [about you] to Titus has proved true also. 15 His affection is greater than ever as he remembers the obedience [to his guidance] that all of you exhibited, and how you received him with the greatest respect. 16 I rejoice that in everything I have [perfect] confidence in you.

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Corinthians 7:8 See note 2:3.