Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

彼得前書 1

1我是耶穌基督的使徒彼得,寫信給蒙上帝揀選,寄居在本都、加拉太、加帕多迦、亞細亞、庇推尼各地的人。 你們蒙揀選是按照父上帝預先定好的旨意,藉著聖靈得以聖潔,好順服耶穌基督,並靠祂的血得到潔淨。

願上帝賜給你們豐豐富富的恩典和平安!

活潑的盼望

願頌讚歸於我們主耶穌基督的父上帝!祂有無窮的憐憫,藉著耶穌基督從死裡復活使我們獲得重生,有活潑的盼望, 可以承受那不會朽壞、沒有污點、不會衰殘、為你們存留在天上的產業。 你們這些因信而蒙上帝用大能保守的人,必能得到那已經預備好、在末世要顯明的救恩。

為此,即使現今你們必須暫時在百般試煉中忍受痛苦,也要滿懷喜樂。 這樣,你們的信心經過試驗便顯明是真實的,比那經過火煉仍會壞掉的金子更加寶貴,使你們可以在耶穌基督顯現時得到稱讚、榮耀和尊貴。 你們雖然沒有見過基督,卻愛祂;雖然現在看不見祂,卻信祂,並且有無法形容、充滿榮耀的喜樂。 因為你們得到了信心帶來的果效,就是你們的靈魂得救。

10 有關這救恩,那些預言恩典要臨到你們的眾先知早已詳細尋求查考了。 11 基督的靈曾在他們心中指示他們,預言基督要受苦,然後得榮耀。他們便詳細查考這些事會在什麼時候、什麼情況下發生。 12 他們得到啟示,知道他們傳講這些事不是為了自己,而是為了你們。現在,那些靠著從天上差來的聖靈向你們傳福音的人,已經將這些事傳給你們了。連天使也想把這些事看個明白。

要聖潔像主

13 所以,要預備好你們的心,謹慎自律,專心盼望耶穌基督顯現時要帶給你們的恩典。 14 你們既是順服的兒女,就不要再像從前無知的時候那樣放縱私慾。 15 那呼召你們的是聖潔的,你們在一切事上也要聖潔。 16 因為聖經上說:「你們要聖潔,因為我是聖潔的。」

17 既然你們稱呼那位按各人的行為公正無私地審判人的上帝為父,就應該存著敬畏的心過你們在世上寄居的日子。 18 要知道,你們從傳統的、沒有意義的生活中被救贖出來,不是靠金銀等會朽壞的東西, 19 而是靠無瑕無疵的代罪羔羊——基督的寶血。 20 基督是上帝在創世以前預先揀選的,卻在這末世為你們顯現。 21 你們藉著基督信了使祂從死裡復活、賜祂榮耀的上帝,所以,你們的信心和盼望都在於上帝。

22 你們既因順服真理,潔淨了自己的心,能夠真誠地愛弟兄姊妹,就當以清潔的心彼此切實相愛。 23 你們獲得重生,不是藉著會腐爛的種子,而是藉著不會腐爛的種子——上帝活潑永存的道。 24 因為

「芸芸眾生盡如草,
榮華不過草上花;
草必枯乾花必殘,
25 唯有主道永長存。」

這道就是傳給你們的福音。

Amplified Bible

1 Peter 1

A Living Hope, and a Sure Salvation

1Peter, an apostle (special messenger, personally chosen representative) of Jesus Christ,

To those [elect—both Jewish and Gentile believers] who live as exiles, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia [Minor], and Bithynia, who are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father by the sanctifying work of the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ and to be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace [that special sense of spiritual well-being] be yours in increasing abundance [as you walk closely with God].

Blessed [gratefully praised and adored] be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant and boundless mercy has caused us to be born again [that is, to be reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose] to an ever-living hope and confident assurance through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, [born anew] into an inheritance which is imperishable [beyond the reach of change] and undefiled and unfading, reserved in heaven for you, who are being protected and shielded by the power of God through your faith for salvation that is ready to be revealed [for you] in the last time. In this you rejoice greatly, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, which is much more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested and purified by fire, may be found to result in [your] praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and though you do not even see Him now, you believe and trust in Him and you greatly rejoice and delight with inexpressible and glorious joy, receiving as the result [the outcome, the consummation] of your faith, the salvation of [a]your souls.

10 Regarding this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace [of God] that was intended for you, searched carefully and inquired [about this future way of salvation], 11 seeking to find out what person or what time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He foretold the sufferings of Christ and the glories [destined] to follow. 12 It was revealed to them that their services [their prophecies regarding grace] were not [meant] for themselves and their time, but for you, in these things [the death, resurrection, and glorification of Jesus Christ] which have now been told to you by those who preached the gospel to you by the [power of the] Holy Spirit [who was] sent from heaven. Into these things even the angels long to look.

13 So prepare your minds for action, be completely sober [in spirit—steadfast, self-disciplined, spiritually and morally alert], fix your hope completely on the grace [of God] that is coming to you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 14 [Live] as obedient children [of God]; do not be conformed to the evil desires which governed you in your ignorance [before you knew the requirements and transforming power of the good news regarding salvation]. 15 But like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves in all your conduct [be set apart from the world by your godly character and moral courage]; 16 because it is written, “You shall be holy (set apart), for I am holy.”

17 If you address as Father, the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in [reverent] fear [of Him] and with profound respect for Him throughout the time of your stay on earth. 18 For you know that you were not redeemed from your useless [spiritually unproductive] way of life inherited [by tradition] from your forefathers with perishable things like silver and gold, 19 but [you were actually purchased] with precious blood, like that of a [sacrificial] lamb unblemished and spotless, the priceless blood of Christ. 20 For He was [b]foreordained (foreknown) before the foundation of the world, but has appeared [publicly] in these last times for your sake 21 and through Him you believe [confidently] in God [the heavenly Father], who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are [centered and rest] in God.

22 Since by your obedience to the truth you have purified yourselves for a sincere love of the believers, [see that you] love one another from the heart [always unselfishly seeking the best for one another], 23 for you have been born again [that is, reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose] not of seed which is perishable but [from that which is] imperishable and immortal, that is, through the living and everlasting word of God. 24 For,

All flesh is like grass,
And all its glory like the flower of grass.
The grass withers
And the flower falls off,
25 
But the word of the Lord endures forever.”

And this is the word [the good news of salvation] which was preached to you.

Notas al pie

  1. 1 Peter 1:9 One early ms does not contain your.
  2. 1 Peter 1:20 The Son of God always existed and it was always known that He would be the Redeemer of mankind.