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。

New Living Translation

1 Peter 1

Greetings from Peter

1This letter is from Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ.

I am writing to God’s chosen people who are living as foreigners in the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.[a] God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ.

May God give you more and more grace and peace.

The Hope of Eternal Life

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see.

So be truly glad.[b] There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.

You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.

10 This salvation was something even the prophets wanted to know more about when they prophesied about this gracious salvation prepared for you. 11 They wondered what time or situation the Spirit of Christ within them was talking about when he told them in advance about Christ’s suffering and his great glory afterward.

12 They were told that their messages were not for themselves, but for you. And now this Good News has been announced to you by those who preached in the power of the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. It is all so wonderful that even the angels are eagerly watching these things happen.

A Call to Holy Living

13 So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. 14 So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. 15 But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. 16 For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”[c]

17 And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of him during your time here as “temporary residents.” 18 For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. 19 It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. 20 God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but now in these last days he has been revealed for your sake.

21 Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.

22 You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters.[d] Love each other deeply with all your heart.[e]

23 For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God. 24 As the Scriptures say,

“People are like grass;
    their beauty is like a flower in the field.
The grass withers and the flower fades.
25     But the word of the Lord remains forever.”[f]

And that word is the Good News that was preached to you.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia were Roman provinces in what is now Turkey.
  2. 1:6 Or So you are truly glad.
  3. 1:16 Lev 11:44-45; 19:2; 20:7.
  4. 1:22a Greek must have brotherly love.
  5. 1:22b Some manuscripts read with a pure heart.
  6. 1:24-25 Isa 40:6-8.