Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

腓立比書 1

1我保羅和提摩太是基督耶穌的奴僕,寫信給腓立比屬於基督耶穌的眾聖徒、諸位監督和執事。

願我們的父上帝和主耶穌基督賜給你們恩典和平安!

感恩和禱告

我每逢想起你們,就感謝我的上帝。 每次為你們眾人禱告的時候,我心裡都很喜樂。 因為你們從開始直到現在,一直和我同心合意地傳揚福音。 我深信,上帝既然在你們心裡開始了這美好的工作,祂必在耶穌基督再來的時候完成這工作。 我對你們眾人有這樣的感受是很自然的,因為我常把你們放在心上[a]。不論我是身在獄中,還是為福音辯護和作證的時候,你們都與我同蒙恩典。 上帝可以作證,我是怎樣以基督耶穌的慈愛之心想念你們。

我所祈求的就是:你們的愛心隨著屬靈知識的增加和辨別力的提高而日益增長, 10 使你們知道怎樣擇善而從,做誠實無過的人,一直到基督再來的日子, 11 並靠著耶穌基督結滿仁義的果子,使上帝得到榮耀與頌讚。

為基督而活

12 弟兄姊妹,我希望你們知道,我的遭遇反而會使福音傳得更廣, 13 連所有的皇家衛兵和其他眾人都知道我是為了基督的緣故而受囚禁。 14 大多數主內的弟兄姊妹看見我為主被囚,信心受到鼓舞,更加放膽無懼地傳揚上帝的道。 15 當然,有些人宣講基督是出於嫉妒和爭強好勝,也有些人是出於善意。 16 後者是出於愛心,知道我是上帝派來維護福音的。 17 前者傳講基督是出於個人野心,動機不純,以為可以增加我在獄中的痛苦。 18 那又怎樣呢?無論他們傳福音是真心還是假意,基督的福音畢竟傳開了,因此我很歡喜,而且歡喜不已。 19 因為我知道,藉著你們的禱告和耶穌基督之靈的幫助,我終會得到釋放。

20 我殷切地期待和盼望:我不會感到任何羞愧,而是放膽無懼,不管是生是死,都要一如既往地使基督在我身上得到尊崇。 21 因為對我來說,活著是為了基督,死了也有益處。 22 如果活在世上,我可以做工,多結果子。我真不知道該怎麼選擇! 23 我處在兩難之間。我情願離開世界,與基督在一起,那實在是再好不過了。 24 可是為了你們,我應該活在世上。 25 我既然對此深信不疑,就知道自己仍要活下去,繼續跟你們在一起,好使你們在信仰上又長進又充滿喜樂。 26 這樣,我再到你們那裡的時候,你們可以因為我的緣故更加以基督耶穌為榮。

27 最要緊的是:你們行事為人要與基督的福音相稱。這樣,不管是去看你們,還是只聽到你們的消息,我都能知道你們同心合意,堅定不移地一起為福音奮鬥, 28 毫不懼怕敵人的恐嚇。這清楚表明他們必滅亡,你們必得救,這是出於上帝。 29 因為上帝為了基督的緣故,賜恩使你們不但信基督,而且為祂受苦, 30 經歷你們從前在我身上見過,現在又從我這裡聽到的同樣爭戰。

Notas al pie

  1. 1·7 我常把你們放在心上」或譯「你們常把我放在心上」。

New Living Translation

Philippians 1

Greetings from Paul

1This letter is from Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus.

I am writing to all of God’s holy people in Philippi who belong to Christ Jesus, including the church leaders[a] and deacons.

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

Paul’s Thanksgiving and Prayer

Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

So it is right that I should feel as I do about all of you, for you have a special place in my heart. You share with me the special favor of God, both in my imprisonment and in defending and confirming the truth of the Good News. God knows how much I love you and long for you with the tender compassion of Christ Jesus.

I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. 10 For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. 11 May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ[b]—for this will bring much glory and praise to God.

Paul’s Joy That Christ Is Preached

12 And I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters,[c] that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News. 13 For everyone here, including the whole palace guard,[d] knows that I am in chains because of Christ. 14 And because of my imprisonment, most of the believers[e] here have gained confidence and boldly speak God’s message[f] without fear.

15 It’s true that some are preaching out of jealousy and rivalry. But others preach about Christ with pure motives. 16 They preach because they love me, for they know I have been appointed to defend the Good News. 17 Those others do not have pure motives as they preach about Christ. They preach with selfish ambition, not sincerely, intending to make my chains more painful to me. 18 But that doesn’t matter. Whether their motives are false or genuine, the message about Christ is being preached either way, so I rejoice. And I will continue to rejoice. 19 For I know that as you pray for me and the Spirit of Jesus Christ helps me, this will lead to my deliverance.

Paul’s Life for Christ

20 For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die. 21 For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. 22 But if I live, I can do more fruitful work for Christ. So I really don’t know which is better. 23 I’m torn between two desires: I long to go and be with Christ, which would be far better for me. 24 But for your sakes, it is better that I continue to live.

25 Knowing this, I am convinced that I will remain alive so I can continue to help all of you grow and experience the joy of your faith. 26 And when I come to you again, you will have even more reason to take pride in Christ Jesus because of what he is doing through me.

Live as Citizens of Heaven

27 Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News. 28 Don’t be intimidated in any way by your enemies. This will be a sign to them that they are going to be destroyed, but that you are going to be saved, even by God himself. 29 For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for him. 30 We are in this struggle together. You have seen my struggle in the past, and you know that I am still in the midst of it.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Or overseers, or bishops.
  2. 1:11 Greek with the fruit of righteousness through Jesus Christ.
  3. 1:12 Greek brothers.
  4. 1:13 Greek including all the Praetorium.
  5. 1:14a Greek brothers in the Lord.
  6. 1:14b Some manuscripts read speak the message.