Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

提多書 3

專心行善

1你要提醒眾人順服執政掌權者,遵守法令,隨時準備做善事。 不要毀謗,不要爭吵,要謙和、恭敬地對待每一個人。 從前我們也愚蠢、悖逆、易受迷惑,受各種私慾和享樂的驅使,心裡充滿了嫉妒和惡念,令人憎惡,也彼此憎恨。 但我們的救主上帝向人彰顯了祂的恩慈和仁愛, 藉著重生之洗和聖靈的更新拯救了我們,這並非因為我們有義行,而是因為祂的憐憫。 上帝藉著我們的救主耶穌基督把聖靈豐豐富富地澆灌在我們身上。 這樣,我們既然靠著祂的恩典而被稱為義人,就可以成為後嗣,有永生的盼望。 以上這些話是可信的,希望你認真教導,使信上帝的人專心行善。這都是造福眾人的美事。

要避免愚昧的爭論、有關家譜的辯駁和律法上的爭執,因為這些毫無益處。 10 對於製造分裂的人,警告過一兩次後,要和他斷絕來往。 11 因為你知道這種人已經背道犯罪,自定己罪。

信末的囑咐與問候

12 我會派亞提馬或者推基古去見你。到時候,你要立刻到尼哥波立來見我,因為我決定在那裡過冬。 13 你要為西納律師和亞波羅送行,盡力幫助他們,讓他們路上一無所缺。 14 我們的弟兄姊妹也要學習行善,供應有急需的人,免得毫無貢獻。

15 這裡的弟兄姊妹都問候你,也請你問候那些因信仰而愛我們的人。

願恩典常與你們眾人同在!

New American Standard Bible

Titus 3

Godly Living

1Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men. For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs [a]according to the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men. But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. 10 Reject a factious man after a first and second warning, 11 knowing that such a man is perverted and is sinning, being self-condemned.

Personal Concerns

12 When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, make every effort to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. 13 Diligently help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way so that nothing is lacking for them. 14 Our people must also learn to engage in good [b]deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.

15 All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith.

Grace be with you all.

Notas al pie

  1. Titus 3:7 Or of eternal life according to hope
  2. Titus 3:14 Or occupations