Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

約翰一書 3

上帝的兒女

1你們看,父上帝何等愛我們,稱我們為祂的兒女!我們也實在是祂的兒女,世人之所以不認識我們,是因為他們不認識父上帝。 親愛的弟兄姊妹,我們現在是上帝的兒女,將來如何還未顯明。但我們知道,當主顯現的時候,我們必會像祂,因為我們必見到祂的本體。 凡心存這種盼望的人都會自潔,因為主是聖潔的。

犯罪的人都違背上帝的律法,違背上帝的律法就是罪。 你們知道,耶穌降世是為了除掉人的罪,祂自己並沒有罪。 住在祂裡面的人不會一直犯罪;一直犯罪的人既沒見過祂也不認識祂。

孩子們,不要受人迷惑,要知道行義的才是義人,正如主是公義的。 一直犯罪的人是屬魔鬼的,因為魔鬼從起初便犯罪,但上帝兒子的顯現是為了摧毀魔鬼的工作。 從上帝生的人不會繼續犯罪,因為他裡面有上帝的生命[a]。他不能犯罪,因為他是從上帝生的。 10 這樣,就可以看出誰是上帝的兒女,誰是魔鬼的兒女。凡不按公義行事、不愛弟兄姊妹的,都不是上帝的兒女。

彼此相愛

11 我們應當彼此相愛,這是你們起初聽見的信息。 12 不要步該隱的後塵。他屬於那惡者,殺害了自己的弟弟。他為什麼要殺害自己的弟弟呢?因為他的行為邪惡,而他弟弟秉行公義。

13 弟兄姊妹,世人若恨你們,不要驚奇。 14 我們因愛弟兄姊妹,便知道自己已經出死入生了。不愛弟兄姊妹的,仍然陷在死亡中。 15 恨弟兄姊妹的就是殺人的,你們知道殺人的沒有永生。 16 主耶穌為我們捨命,我們由此便知道什麼是愛,我們也應當為弟兄姊妹捨命。 17 如果一個豐衣足食的人看見貧窮的弟兄姊妹,卻毫無憐憫之心,怎能說他愛上帝呢? 18 所以,孩子們啊,不要單在口頭上說愛人,總要以真誠的行動表現出來。

19-20 這樣,我們必知道自己屬於真理,即使我們心中自責,也可以在上帝面前心安,因為上帝比我們的心大,祂知道一切。

21 親愛的弟兄姊妹,我們若能凡事問心無愧,就可以在上帝面前坦然無懼。 22 這樣,我們無論向上帝祈求什麼,都必得到,因為我們遵守祂的命令,做祂喜悅的事。 23 其實上帝的命令是:我們要信祂兒子耶穌基督的名,遵照祂的命令彼此相愛。 24 遵行上帝命令的人就住在上帝裡面,上帝也住在他裡面。我們藉著上帝賜給我們的聖靈知道:祂住在我們裡面。

Notas al pie

  1. 3·9 上帝的生命」希臘文是「上帝的種子」。

New American Standard Bible

1 John 3

Children of God Love One Another

1See [a]how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or [b]knows Him. Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil [c]has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. No one who is [d]born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is [e]born of God. 10 By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: [f]anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.

11 For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another; 12 not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous.

13 Do not be surprised, brethren, if the world hates you. 14 We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death. 15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 16 We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17 But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his [g]heart [h]against him, how does the love of God abide in him? 18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth. 19 We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will [i]assure our heart before Him 20 [j]in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things. 21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence [k]before God; 22 and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.

23 This is His commandment, that we [l]believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He [m]commanded us. 24 The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

Notas al pie

  1. 1 John 3:1 Lit what kind of love
  2. 1 John 3:6 Or has known
  3. 1 John 3:8 Lit sins
  4. 1 John 3:9 Or begotten
  5. 1 John 3:9 Or begotten
  6. 1 John 3:10 Lit everyone
  7. 1 John 3:17 Lit inward parts
  8. 1 John 3:17 Lit from
  9. 1 John 3:19 Lit persuade
  10. 1 John 3:20 Or that if our heart condemns us, that God...
  11. 1 John 3:21 Lit toward
  12. 1 John 3:23 Or believe the name
  13. 1 John 3:23 Lit gave us a commandment