Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

提摩太後書 1

1我保羅奉上帝的旨意,按照在基督耶穌裡所應許的生命作基督耶穌的使徒, 寫信給我親愛的兒子提摩太。

願父上帝和我們的主基督耶穌的恩典、憐憫和平安臨到你!

勉勵忠心事奉

我日夜不停地為你禱告,對我效法祖先用清潔的良心事奉的上帝充滿了感恩。 每逢想起你流淚的情形,我就渴望見你,好使我的心充滿喜樂。 我記得你那真誠無偽的信心。你外祖母羅以和你母親友妮基首先有了這信心,我深信你也有。 因此我提醒你,要把上帝在我把手按在你身上時賜給你的恩賜充分發揮出來。 因為上帝賜給我們的不是懦弱的心,而是剛強、仁愛、自律的心。

所以,你不要羞於為我們的主做見證,也不要以我這為主被囚的人為恥,要靠著上帝的能力和我一同為福音受苦。 上帝拯救了我們,並呼召我們過聖潔的生活,不是因為我們的行為,而是出於祂的旨意和恩典。早在萬古以前,祂就在基督耶穌裡把這恩典賜給我們了, 10 如今藉著我們救主基督耶穌的降世顯明了出來。基督已經消滅了死亡,藉著福音將不朽的生命彰顯了出來。

11 我為了這福音受委派做傳道人、使徒和教師。 12 我因此而遭受這些苦難,但我不以為恥,因為我知道我所信的是誰,也深信祂能保守祂所託付我的[a],一直到那日[b] 13 你要以在基督耶穌裡的信心和愛心,把從我這裡聽到的正確教導當作典範遵守, 14 要靠著住在我們裡面的聖靈牢牢守住交託給你的美善之道。

15 你知道幾乎所有亞細亞的人都離棄了我,其中包括腓吉路和黑摩其尼。 16 願主憐憫阿尼色弗一家人,他常常鼓勵我,不以我被囚禁為恥。 17 他在羅馬的時候千方百計尋訪我的下落,直到找著我為止。 18 你很清楚,他從前在以弗所怎樣在各個方面服侍我。願主再來時格外地憐憫他。

Notas al pie

  1. 1·12 祂所託付我的」又可翻譯為「我所信託祂的」。
  2. 1·12 那日」指保羅站在基督面前交帳的日子。

Amplified Bible

2 Timothy 1

Timothy Charged to Guard His Trust

1Paul, an apostle (special messenger, personally chosen representative) of Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed) by the will of God, according to the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,

to Timothy, my beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

I thank God, whom I worship and serve with a clear conscience the way my forefathers did, as I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day, and as I recall your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. I remember your sincere and unqualified faith [the surrendering of your entire self to God in Christ with confident trust in His power, wisdom and goodness, a faith] which first lived in [the heart of] your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am confident that it is in you as well. That is why I remind you to [a]fan into flame the gracious gift of God, [that inner fire—the special endowment] which is in you through the laying on of my hands [with those of the elders at your ordination]. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].

So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord or about me His prisoner, but with me take your share of suffering for the gospel [continue to preach regardless of the circumstances], in accordance with the power of God [for His power is invincible], for He delivered us and saved us and called us with a holy calling [a calling that leads to a consecrated life—a life set apart—a life of purpose], not because of our works [or because of any personal merit—we could do nothing to earn this], but because of His own purpose and grace [His amazing, undeserved favor] which was granted to us in Christ Jesus before the world began [eternal ages ago], 10 but now [that extraordinary purpose and grace] has been fully disclosed and realized by us through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus who [through His incarnation and earthly ministry] abolished death [making it null and void] and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11 for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle and a teacher [of this good news regarding salvation]. 12 This is why I suffer as I do. Still, I am not ashamed; for I know Him [and I am personally acquainted with Him] whom I have believed [with absolute trust and confidence in Him and in the truth of His deity], and I am persuaded [beyond any doubt] that He is able to guard that which I have entrusted to Him until [b]that day [when I stand before Him]. 13 Keep and follow the pattern of sound teaching (doctrine) which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. 14 Guard [with greatest care] and keep unchanged, the treasure [that precious truth] which has been entrusted to you [that is, the good news about salvation through personal faith in Christ Jesus], through [the help of] the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.

15 You are aware of the fact that all who are in [the province of] Asia turned away and deserted me, Phygelus and Hermogenes among them. 16 The Lord grant mercy to the family of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and showed me kindness [comforting and reviving me like fresh air] and he was not ashamed of my chains [for Christ’s sake]; 17 but [instead] when he reached Rome, he eagerly searched for me and found me— 18 the Lord grant to him that he may find mercy from the Lord on [c]that [great] day. You know very well how many things he did for me and what a help he was at Ephesus [you know better than I can tell you].

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Timothy 1:6 In ancient times embers were kept slowly burning so that they could be fanned into flames when a fire was needed.
  2. 2 Timothy 1:12 Also called the Day of Christ when Christians will be called to account for their actions (2 Cor 5:10).
  3. 2 Timothy 1:18 See note v 12.