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。

New Living Translation

2 Peter 1

Greetings from Peter

1This letter is from Simon[a] Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ.

I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness[b] of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior.

May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.

Growing in Faith

By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.

In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.

The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins.

10 So, dear brothers and sisters,[c] work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away. 11 Then God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Paying Attention to Scripture

12 Therefore, I will always remind you about these things—even though you already know them and are standing firm in the truth you have been taught. 13 And it is only right that I should keep on reminding you as long as I live.[d] 14 For our Lord Jesus Christ has shown me that I must soon leave this earthly life,[e] 15 so I will work hard to make sure you always remember these things after I am gone.

16 For we were not making up clever stories when we told you about the powerful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We saw his majestic splendor with our own eyes 17 when he received honor and glory from God the Father. The voice from the majestic glory of God said to him, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.”[f] 18 We ourselves heard that voice from heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain.

19 Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines[g] in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding,[h] 21 or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1a Greek Simeon.
  2. 1:1b Or to you in the righteousness.
  3. 1:10 Greek brothers.
  4. 1:13 Greek as long as I am in this tent [or tabernacle].
  5. 1:14 Greek I must soon put off my tent [or tabernacle].
  6. 1:17 Matt 17:5; Mark 9:7; Luke 9:35.
  7. 1:19 Or rises.
  8. 1:20 Or is a matter of one’s own interpretation.