Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

帖撒羅尼迦後書 1

1我保羅同西拉和提摩太寫信給帖撒羅尼迦屬於我們父上帝和主耶穌基督的教會。

願我們的父上帝和主耶穌基督賜給你們恩典和平安!

感恩與勸勉

弟兄姊妹,我們應當為你們常常感謝上帝,這是合宜的,因為你們的信心不斷增長,彼此相愛的心也不斷增加。 因此,我們在上帝的眾教會中誇獎你們在各種迫害和患難中的堅忍和信心。 你們這種表現正是上帝公義審判的明證,使你們配進上帝的國,你們正在為這國受苦。

上帝是公義的,祂必以患難來報應那些迫害你們的人。 當主耶穌和祂大能的天使在烈焰中從天上顯現時,祂必使你們這些受苦的人和我們同得安慰, 懲罰那些不認識上帝、不聽從有關我們主耶穌之福音的人。 那些人要受的刑罰就是離開主的面和祂榮耀的權能,永遠滅亡。 10 主降臨的那日,祂要在祂的眾聖徒中得到榮耀,使所有的信徒驚歎不已。你們也會在當中,因為你們相信了我們做的見證。

11 因此,我們常常為你們禱告,願我們的上帝看你們配得祂的呼召,用大能成全你們一切美好的心願和憑信心所做的工作。 12 這樣,按照我們的上帝和主耶穌基督所賜的恩典,主耶穌基督的名便在你們身上得到榮耀,你們也在祂身上得到榮耀。

New Living Translation

2 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 our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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

Encouragement during Persecution

Dear brothers and sisters,[c] we can’t help but thank God for you, because your faith is flourishing and your love for one another is growing. We proudly tell God’s other churches about your endurance and faithfulness in all the persecutions and hardships you are suffering. And God will use this persecution to show his justice and to make you worthy of his Kingdom, for which you are suffering. In his justice he will pay back those who persecute you.

And God will provide rest for you who are being persecuted and also for us when the Lord Jesus appears from heaven. He will come with his mighty angels, in flaming fire, bringing judgment on those who don’t know God and on those who refuse to obey the Good News of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with eternal destruction, forever separated from the Lord and from his glorious power. 10 When he comes on that day, he will receive glory from his holy people—praise from all who believe. And this includes you, for you believed what we told you about him.

11 So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do. 12 Then the name of our Lord Jesus will be honored because of the way you live, and you will be honored along with him. This is all made possible because of the grace of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ.[d]

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Greek Silvanus, the Greek form of the name.
  2. 1:2 Some manuscripts read God the Father.
  3. 1:3 Greek Brothers.
  4. 1:12 Or of our God and our Lord Jesus Christ.