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」。

New Living Translation

1 Thessalonians 1

Greetings from Paul

1This letter is from Paul, Silas,[a] and Timothy.

We are writing to the church in Thessalonica, to you who belong to God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

May God give you grace and peace.

The Faith of the Thessalonian Believers

We always thank God for all of you and pray for you constantly. As we pray to our God and Father about you, we think of your faithful work, your loving deeds, and the enduring hope you have because of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We know, dear brothers and sisters,[b] that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own people. For when we brought you the Good News, it was not only with words but also with power, for the Holy Spirit gave you full assurance[c] that what we said was true. And you know of our concern for you from the way we lived when we were with you. So you received the message with joy from the Holy Spirit in spite of the severe suffering it brought you. In this way, you imitated both us and the Lord. As a result, you have become an example to all the believers in Greece—throughout both Macedonia and Achaia.[d]

And now the word of the Lord is ringing out from you to people everywhere, even beyond Macedonia and Achaia, for wherever we go we find people telling us about your faith in God. We don’t need to tell them about it, for they keep talking about the wonderful welcome you gave us and how you turned away from idols to serve the living and true God. 10 And they speak of how you are looking forward to the coming of God’s Son from heaven—Jesus, whom God raised from the dead. He is the one who has rescued us from the terrors of the coming judgment.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Greek Silvanus, the Greek form of the name.
  2. 1:4 Greek brothers.
  3. 1:5 Or with the power of the Holy Spirit, so you can have full assurance.
  4. 1:7 Macedonia and Achaia were the northern and southern regions of Greece.