Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

彼得後書 1

1我是耶穌基督的奴僕和使徒西門·彼得,寫信給藉著我們的上帝和救主耶穌基督的義,與我們得到同樣寶貴信心的人。

願你們因認識上帝和我們主耶穌而得到豐富的恩典和平安!

追求長進

因為我們認識了用自己的榮耀和美德呼召我們的上帝,上帝以祂神聖的能力將生命與敬虔所需要的一切賜給了我們。 藉此,祂已將既寶貴又偉大的應許賞給了我們,使我們脫離世上私慾帶來的敗壞,能夠有份於上帝的性情。

正因如此,你們要加倍努力,不僅要有信心,還要有好的德行;不僅要有好的德行,還要有知識; 不僅要有知識,還要有節制;不僅要有節制,還要有忍耐;不僅要有忍耐,還要有敬虔; 不僅要有敬虔,還要有愛弟兄姊妹的心;不僅要有愛弟兄姊妹的心,還要有愛眾人的心。 如果充分具備了這些品德,你們對我們主耶穌基督的認識就不會停滯不前,毫無收穫。 缺乏上述品德的人不是瞎眼就是目光短淺,忘記他從前的罪已經得到潔淨。

10 所以,弟兄姊妹,你們要更加努力,以確定自己蒙了呼召和揀選。這樣,你們就絕不會失足犯罪, 11 進入我們的主和救主耶穌基督永恆國度的大門必為你們敞開。

12 雖然你們已經知道這些事,並且在所領受的真道上也很堅固,但我還是要常常提醒你們。 13 我覺得應當趁著我還在世的時候[a]提醒你們,激勵你們, 14 因我知道自己離世的日子已經不遠了,正如我們的主耶穌基督指示我的。 15 我要盡力使你們在我離世以後仍然常常記得這些事。

見證基督的榮耀

16 我們從前告訴你們有關主耶穌基督的大能和祂降臨的事,並非根據巧妙虛構的神話,而是我們親眼見過祂的威榮。 17 祂從父上帝那裡得到了尊貴和榮耀,那時從極大的榮光中有聲音對祂說:「這是我的愛子,我甚喜悅祂。」 18 當時我們和祂一同在聖山上,親耳聽見了這來自天上的聲音。

19 這使我們更加確信先知的預言。你們要留意這些預言,把這些預言看作照耀在黑暗中的明燈,一直到天破曉、晨星在你們心中升起。 20 你們首先該知道:聖經上的一切預言都不可隨人的私意解釋, 21 因為預言絕非出於人的意思,都是人受了聖靈的感動,講出上帝的信息。

Notas al pie

  1. 1·13 還在世的時候」希臘文是「還在這帳篷裡的時候」,作者用帳篷代表自己的身體。

Amplified Bible

2 Peter 1

Growth in Christian Virtue

1[a]Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle (special messenger, personally chosen representative) of Jesus Christ,

To those who have [b]received and possess [by God’s will] a precious faith of the [c]same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ: Grace and peace [that special sense of spiritual well-being] be multiplied to you in the [true, intimate] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. For His divine power has bestowed on us [absolutely] everything necessary for [a dynamic spiritual] life and godliness, through [d]true and personal knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has bestowed on us His precious and magnificent promises [of inexpressible value], so that by them you may escape from the immoral freedom that is in the world because of disreputable desire, and become sharers of the divine nature. For this very reason, applying your diligence [to the divine promises, make every effort] in [exercising] your faith to, [e]develop moral excellence, and in moral excellence, knowledge (insight, understanding), and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, steadfastness, and in your steadfastness, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly affection, and in your brotherly affection, [develop Christian] love [that is, learn to unselfishly seek the best for others and to do things for their benefit]. For as these qualities are yours and are increasing [in you as you grow toward spiritual maturity], they will keep you from being useless and unproductive in regard to the true knowledge and greater understanding of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is blind—shortsighted [closing his spiritual eyes to the truth], having become oblivious to the fact that he was cleansed from his old sins. 10 Therefore, believers, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you [be sure that your behavior reflects and confirms your relationship with God]; for by [f]doing these things [actively developing these virtues], you will never stumble [in your spiritual growth and will live a life that leads others away from sin]; 11 for in this way entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly provided to you.

12 Therefore, I will always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them and are established in the truth which is [g]held firmly in your grasp. 13 I think it right, as long as I am in this earthly tent, to inspire you by reminding you, 14 knowing that the laying aside of this earthly tent of mine is imminent, as our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me. 15 Moreover, I will diligently endeavor [to see to it] that even after my departure you will be able, at all times, to call these things to mind.

Eyewitnesses

16 For we did not follow cleverly devised stories or myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were [h]eyewitnesses of His majesty [His grandeur, His authority, His sovereignty]. 17 For when He was invested with honor and [the radiance of the [i]Shekinah] glory from God the Father, such a voice as this came to Him from the [splendid] Majestic Glory [in the bright cloud that overshadowed Him, saying], [j]“This is My Son, My Beloved Son in whom I am well-pleased and delighted”— 18 and we [actually] heard this voice made from heaven when we were together with Him on the holy mountain.

19 So we have the prophetic word made more certain. You do well to pay [close] attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and light breaks through the gloom and the [k]morning star arises in your hearts. 20 [l]But understand this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of or comes from one’s own [personal or special] interpretation, 21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Peter 1:1 Two early manuscripts read Simeon, the direct transliteration of the Hebrew. The only other place this spelling appears in the NT is in Acts 15:14.
  2. 2 Peter 1:1 From a Greek word meaning to obtain by lot, emphasizing the fact that salvation is not something gained because of personal effort, but is received as an undeserved gift because of God’s grace.
  3. 2 Peter 1:1 I.e. equal in rank, honor and privilege.
  4. 2 Peter 1:3 There is no “secret knowledge” or “better way” or alternative belief system which God has revealed to some unique group or teacher. The truth is available to everyone.
  5. 2 Peter 1:5 Lit supply.
  6. 2 Peter 1:10 I.e. developing the moral virtues outlined in vv 5-7.
  7. 2 Peter 1:12 Lit present with you.
  8. 2 Peter 1:16 A reference to the transfiguration (Matt 17:1ff).
  9. 2 Peter 1:17 The word “Shekinah” does not appear in Scripture, but has been used by both Christians and Jews to describe the visible divine Presence of God (the brilliant light of the divine), in such things as the burning bush, the cloud and the pillar of fire that led the Hebrews in the wilderness, and the Presence of God that rested between the cherubim over the mercy seat of the ark.
  10. 2 Peter 1:17 With these words God affirms the deity of Jesus and His divine essence.
  11. 2 Peter 1:19 Lit light-bringer.
  12. 2 Peter 1:20 Or For you know.