Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

提多書 1

問候

1我保羅作上帝的奴僕和耶穌基督的使徒,是為了使上帝揀選的人有信心、明白真理,從而過敬虔的生活, 有永生的盼望。這永生是從不說謊的上帝在亙古以前應許的。 祂在所定的時候,藉著人的傳揚將自己的道顯明出來。我奉我們救主上帝的命令傳揚這道。

提多啊,我寫信給你,就我們共同的信仰來說,你是我真正的兒子。

願父上帝和我們的救主基督耶穌賜給你恩典和平安!

長老的資格

當初,我把你留在克里特島,是要你完成未辦完的事工,並照我的指示在各城選立長老。 作長老的必須無可指責,只有一位妻子,兒女都信主、沒有放蕩不羈的行為。 身為上帝的管家,作監督的必須無可指責,不傲慢,不暴躁,不酗酒,不好鬥,不貪財。 他必須好客、樂善、自制、正直、聖潔、自律, 持守所領受的真道,以便能夠以純正的教導勸勉人,駁倒那些反對的人。

10 因為有許多悖逆之人喜歡空談,善於欺騙,尤其是那些奉行割禮的人。 11 你一定要堵住他們的口,因為他們為了不義之財教不該教的,誤導了別人全家。 12 克里特人自己的一位先知說:「克里特人說謊成性,邪惡如獸,好吃懶做。」 13 這話是真的。因此你要嚴正地斥責他們,使他們有純正的信仰, 14 不理會猶太人荒誕的傳說和那些違背真理之人的誡律。 15 對潔淨的人而言,一切都是潔淨的;對污穢不信的人而言,什麼都不潔淨,連他們的思想和良心都是污穢的。 16 他們自稱認識上帝,在行為上卻否認祂。他們令人可憎,悖逆成性,一無是處。

New Living Translation

Titus 1

Greetings from Paul

1This letter is from Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ. I have been sent to proclaim faith to[a] those God has chosen and to teach them to know the truth that shows them how to live godly lives. This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God—who does not lie—promised them before the world began. And now at just the right time he has revealed this message, which we announce to everyone. It is by the command of God our Savior that I have been entrusted with this work for him.

I am writing to Titus, my true son in the faith that we share.

May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior give you grace and peace.

Titus’s Work in Crete

I left you on the island of Crete so you could complete our work there and appoint elders in each town as I instructed you. An elder must live a blameless life. He must be faithful to his wife,[b] and his children must be believers who don’t have a reputation for being wild or rebellious. A church leader[c] is a manager of God’s household, so he must live a blameless life. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered; he must not be a heavy drinker,[d] violent, or dishonest with money.

Rather, he must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must love what is good. He must live wisely and be just. He must live a devout and disciplined life. He must have a strong belief in the trustworthy message he was taught; then he will be able to encourage others with wholesome teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong.

10 For there are many rebellious people who engage in useless talk and deceive others. This is especially true of those who insist on circumcision for salvation. 11 They must be silenced, because they are turning whole families away from the truth by their false teaching. And they do it only for money. 12 Even one of their own men, a prophet from Crete, has said about them, “The people of Crete are all liars, cruel animals, and lazy gluttons.”[e] 13 This is true. So reprimand them sternly to make them strong in the faith. 14 They must stop listening to Jewish myths and the commands of people who have turned away from the truth.

15 Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted. 16 Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Or to strengthen the faith of.
  2. 1:6 Or must have only one wife, or must be married only once; Greek reads must be the husband of one wife.
  3. 1:7a Or An overseer, or A bishop.
  4. 1:7b Greek must not drink too much wine.
  5. 1:12 This quotation is from Epimenides of Knossos.