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。

The Message

2 Timothy 1

11-2 I, Paul, am on special assignment for Christ, carrying out God’s plan laid out in the Message of Life by Jesus. I write this to you, Timothy, the son I love so much. All the best from our God and Christ be yours!

To Be Bold with God’s Gifts

3-4 Every time I say your name in prayer—which is practically all the time—I thank God for you, the God I worship with my whole life in the tradition of my ancestors. I miss you a lot, especially when I remember that last tearful good-bye, and I look forward to a joy-packed reunion.

5-7 That precious memory triggers another: your honest faith—and what a rich faith it is, handed down from your grandmother Lois to your mother Eunice, and now to you! And the special gift of ministry you received when I laid hands on you and prayed—keep that ablaze! God doesn’t want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible.

8-10 So don’t be embarrassed to speak up for our Master or for me, his prisoner. Take your share of suffering for the Message along with the rest of us. We can only keep on going, after all, by the power of God, who first saved us and then called us to this holy work. We had nothing to do with it. It was all his idea, a gift prepared for us in Jesus long before we knew anything about it. But we know it now. Since the appearance of our Savior, nothing could be plainer: death defeated, life vindicated in a steady blaze of light, all through the work of Jesus.

11-12 This is the Message I’ve been set apart to proclaim as preacher, emissary, and teacher. It’s also the cause of all this trouble I’m in. But I have no regrets. I couldn’t be more sure of my ground—the One I’ve trusted in can take care of what he’s trusted me to do right to the end.

13-14 So keep at your work, this faith and love rooted in Christ, exactly as I set it out for you. It’s as sound as the day you first heard it from me. Guard this precious thing placed in your custody by the Holy Spirit who works in us.

15-18 I’m sure you know by now that everyone in the province of Asia deserted me, even Phygelus and Hermogenes. But God bless Onesiphorus and his family! Many’s the time I’ve been refreshed in that house. And he wasn’t embarrassed a bit that I was in jail. The first thing he did when he got to Rome was look me up. May God on the Last Day treat him as well as he treated me. And then there was all the help he provided in Ephesus—but you know that better than I.