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。

The Message

2 Peter 1

11-2 I, Simon Peter, am a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ. I write this to you whose experience with God is as life-changing as ours, all due to our God’s straight dealing and the intervention of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Grace and peace to you many times over as you deepen in your experience with God and Jesus, our Master.

Don’t Put It Off

3-4 Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received! We were also given absolutely terrific promises to pass on to you—your tickets to participation in the life of God after you turned your back on a world corrupted by lust.

5-9 So don’t lose a minute in building on what you’ve been given, complementing your basic faith with good character, spiritual understanding, alert discipline, passionate patience, reverent wonder, warm friendliness, and generous love, each dimension fitting into and developing the others. With these qualities active and growing in your lives, no grass will grow under your feet, no day will pass without its reward as you mature in your experience of our Master Jesus. Without these qualities you can’t see what’s right before you, oblivious that your old sinful life has been wiped off the books.

10-11 So, friends, confirm God’s invitation to you, his choice of you. Don’t put it off; do it now. Do this, and you’ll have your life on a firm footing, the streets paved and the way wide open into the eternal kingdom of our Master and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The One Light in a Dark Time

12-15 Because the stakes are so high, even though you’re up-to-date on all this truth and practice it inside and out, I’m not going to let up for a minute in calling you to attention before it. This is the post to which I’ve been assigned—keeping you alert with frequent reminders—and I’m sticking to it as long as I live. I know that I’m to die soon; the Master has made that quite clear to me. And so I am especially eager that you have all this down in black and white so that after I die, you’ll have it for ready reference.

16-18 We weren’t, you know, just wishing on a star when we laid the facts out before you regarding the powerful return of our Master, Jesus Christ. We were there for the preview! We saw it with our own eyes: Jesus resplendent with light from God the Father as the voice of Majestic Glory spoke: “This is my Son, marked by my love, focus of all my delight.” We were there on the holy mountain with him. We heard the voice out of heaven with our very own ears.

19-21 We couldn’t be more sure of what we saw and heard—God’s glory, God’s voice. The prophetic Word was confirmed to us. You’ll do well to keep focusing on it. It’s the one light you have in a dark time as you wait for daybreak and the rising of the Morning Star in your hearts. The main thing to keep in mind here is that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of private opinion. And why? Because it’s not something concocted in the human heart. Prophecy resulted when the Holy Spirit prompted men and women to speak God’s Word.