Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

腓利門書

我是為了傳揚基督耶穌而被囚禁的保羅,與提摩太弟兄寫信給我們親愛的同工腓利門弟兄、 亞腓亞姊妹和我們的戰友亞基布,以及在腓利門家裡聚會的弟兄姊妹。

願我們的父上帝和主耶穌基督賜給你們恩典和平安。

稱讚腓利門

腓利門弟兄,我常常在禱告中為你感謝上帝, 因為我聽說了你對主耶穌的信心和對眾聖徒的愛心。 我求上帝使你能有效地與人分享信仰,明白我們所做的一切美事都是為了基督。 弟兄啊,你的愛心給我帶來極大的喜樂和安慰,因為你使眾聖徒感到欣慰。

憑愛心求情

因此,我儘管可以奉基督的名吩咐你去做當做的事, 然而我這上了年紀又為基督耶穌的緣故被囚禁的保羅寧願憑愛心求你, 10 就是替阿尼西謀[a]求你。他是我在獄中帶領歸主的屬靈兒子, 11 他過去對你沒有什麼益處,但現在對你對我都有益處。

12 我現在派我深愛的阿尼西謀回你那裡。 13 我本想把他留在身邊,讓他在我為傳福音而坐牢期間代替你服侍我。 14 不過,未經你同意,我不願意這樣做,因為我盼望你的善行是出於甘心,而非勉強。 15 或許他暫時離開你是為了讓你以後永遠得到他。 16 你得到的不再是一個奴隸,而是一位遠超過奴隸的親愛弟兄。對我而言,的確如此,更何況對你呢!就肉身說你們是主僕,但在主裡你們是弟兄。

17 如果你當我是同伴,就請你像接納我一樣接納他。 18 如果他得罪你,或虧欠你什麼,都記在我的賬上吧。 19 我保羅在此親筆保證,我必償還。其實我不說你也知道,連你自己也欠我。

20 弟兄啊,看在主的份上,請你答應我的請求,在基督裡讓我的心得到安慰吧! 21 我寫信給你,深信你一定會照辦,甚至超過我的要求。 22 同時,也請你為我預備住處,因為我盼望藉著你們的禱告,我可以蒙恩到你們那裡。

問候

23 為了基督耶穌的緣故和我一同坐牢的以巴弗問候你。 24 此外,我的同工馬可、亞里達古、底馬和路加都問候你。

25 願我們主耶穌基督的恩典與你們同在。阿們!

Notas al pie

  1. 1·10 阿尼西謀」這個名字意思是有用、有益處。

New Living Translation

Philemon

Greetings from Paul

This letter is from Paul, a prisoner for preaching the Good News about Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy.

I am writing to Philemon, our beloved co-worker, and to our sister Apphia, and to our fellow soldier Archippus, and to the church that meets in your[a] house.

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

Paul’s Thanksgiving and Prayer

I always thank my God when I pray for you, Philemon, because I keep hearing about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God’s people. And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ. Your love has given me much joy and comfort, my brother, for your kindness has often refreshed the hearts of God’s people.

Paul’s Appeal for Onesimus

That is why I am boldly asking a favor of you. I could demand it in the name of Christ because it is the right thing for you to do. But because of our love, I prefer simply to ask you. Consider this as a request from me—Paul, an old man and now also a prisoner for the sake of Christ Jesus.[b]

10 I appeal to you to show kindness to my child, Onesimus. I became his father in the faith while here in prison. 11 Onesimus[c] hasn’t been of much use to you in the past, but now he is very useful to both of us. 12 I am sending him back to you, and with him comes my own heart.

13 I wanted to keep him here with me while I am in these chains for preaching the Good News, and he would have helped me on your behalf. 14 But I didn’t want to do anything without your consent. I wanted you to help because you were willing, not because you were forced. 15 It seems you lost Onesimus for a little while so that you could have him back forever. 16 He is no longer like a slave to you. He is more than a slave, for he is a beloved brother, especially to me. Now he will mean much more to you, both as a man and as a brother in the Lord.

17 So if you consider me your partner, welcome him as you would welcome me. 18 If he has wronged you in any way or owes you anything, charge it to me. 19 I, PAUL, WRITE THIS WITH MY OWN HAND: I WILL REPAY IT. AND I WON’T MENTION THAT YOU OWE ME YOUR VERY SOUL!

20 Yes, my brother, please do me this favor[d] for the Lord’s sake. Give me this encouragement in Christ.

21 I am confident as I write this letter that you will do what I ask and even more! 22 One more thing—please prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping that God will answer your prayers and let me return to you soon.

Paul’s Final Greetings

23 Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you his greetings. 24 So do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my co-workers.

25 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Throughout this letter, you and your are singular except in verses 3, 22, and 25.
  2. 9 Or a prisoner of Christ Jesus.
  3. 11 Onesimus means “useful.”
  4. 20 Greek onaimen, a play on the name Onesimus.