Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

帖撒羅尼迦前書 1

1我保羅同西拉和提摩太寫信給帖撒羅尼迦屬於父上帝和主耶穌基督的教會。

願恩典和平安歸給你們!

信徒的榜樣

我們常常為你們眾人感謝上帝,為你們禱告, 在我們的父上帝面前不斷地想到你們因信我們主耶穌基督而做的工作、因愛祂而受的勞苦和因祂所賜的盼望而激發的忍耐。

上帝所愛的弟兄姊妹,我們知道上帝揀選了你們, 因為我們傳福音給你們不只是靠言語,也靠上帝的能力、聖靈的同在和充分的確據。你們也知道,我們為了你們的緣故怎樣在你們中間行事為人。 你們效法了我們和我們的主,儘管深受苦難,仍然懷著聖靈所賜的喜樂領受真道, 成了馬其頓和亞該亞所有信徒的榜樣。 主的道從你們那裡不僅傳到了馬其頓和亞該亞,還傳到了其他各地,你們對上帝的信心也廣為人知,我們無須再多說什麼。 因為人們都在傳講你們如何接待我們,如何離棄偶像歸向上帝,事奉又真又活的上帝, 10 等候祂的兒子從天降臨,就是祂使之從死裡復活、救我們脫離將來可怕審判[a]的耶穌。

Notas al pie

  1. 1·10 可怕審判」希臘文是「烈怒」。

Amplified Bible

1 Thessalonians 1

Thanksgiving for These Believers

1Paul, Silvanus (Silas), and Timothy,

To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being from God].

We give thanks to God always for all of you, continually mentioning you in our prayers; recalling unceasingly before our God and Father your work energized by faith, and your service motivated by love and unwavering hope in [the return of] our Lord Jesus Christ. [a]Brothers and sisters beloved by God, we know that He has chosen you; for our good news [regarding salvation] came to you not only in word, but also in [its inherent] power and in the Holy Spirit and with great conviction [on our part]. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your benefit. You became imitators of us and [through us] of the Lord, after you welcomed our message in [a time of] great trouble with the joy supplied by the Holy Spirit; so that you became an example to all the believers in [b]Macedonia and in Achaia. For the word of the Lord has resounded from you and has echoed [like thunder], not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place [the news of] your [great] faith in God has spread, so that we never need to say anything about it. For they themselves report about us, telling what kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and to [look forward and confidently] wait for [the coming of] His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead—Jesus, who [personally] rescues us from the coming wrath [and draws us to Himself, granting us all the privileges and rewards of a new life with Him].

Notas al pie

  1. 1 Thessalonians 1:4 Lit Brethren.
  2. 1 Thessalonians 1:7 Greece was divided into two Roman provinces. The northern region was called Macedonia and the southern, Achaia. Thessalonica was an important seaport and was the capital city of Macedonia.