Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

雅各書 1

1我是作上帝和主耶穌基督奴僕的雅各,問候散居各地的十二支派的人。

信心和忍耐

我的弟兄姊妹,當你們遭遇各種磨煉的時候,都要認為是喜樂的事。 要知道你們的信心經過考驗會產生堅忍。 你們要堅忍到底,使你們纯全、完備、毫無缺欠。

如果你們誰缺少智慧,就當求慷慨施恩、不責備人的上帝,上帝必賜給他智慧。 6-8 但他要憑信心毫不疑惑地祈求,因為疑惑的人三心二意,行事為人沒有定見,就像海上隨風翻騰的波濤,這種人從主那裡什麼也得不到。

卑微的弟兄高升,應當快樂。 10 富有的弟兄降卑,也要快樂,因為他會像花草一樣衰殘。 11 驕陽升起,草就乾枯,花也凋謝,美麗就消失了。富有的人在忙忙碌碌中也會如此衰殘。

12 在試煉中能夠忍耐到底的人有福了,因為他若經得起考驗,就會得到主應許賜給愛祂之人的生命冠冕。 13 當人受到誘惑時,不可說:「是上帝在誘惑我。」因為上帝不受邪惡的誘惑,也不誘惑人。 14 其實每個受到誘惑的人都是受自己的私慾慫恿和誘惑。 15 私慾懷了胎,便生出罪,罪一旦長成,便帶來死亡。

16 我親愛的弟兄姊妹,不要上當受騙。 17 一切良善的施予和完美的恩賜都是從天上,從眾光之父那裡來的。祂不像轉動的影子變幻無常。 18 祂按照自己的旨意,藉著真道重生了我們,使我們在祂所造的萬物之中好像初熟的果實。

聽道與行道

19 我親愛的弟兄姊妹,請記住:每個人都要快快地聽,慢慢地說,慢慢地動怒。 20 因為人的憤怒不能成就上帝的公義。 21 所以你們要除去所有的污穢和一切的惡習,謙卑地領受那已經栽種在你們心裡、能救你們靈魂的真道。

22 你們要行道,不要只是聽道,自己欺騙自己。 23 因為人聽道而不行道,就像照鏡子一樣, 24 看過後就走了,隨即忘記了自己的容貌。 25 但詳細查考那使人得自由的全備律法並且持之以恆的人,不是聽了就忘,而是身體力行,這樣的人必在他所行的事上蒙福。

26 如果有人自以為虔誠,卻不勒住自己的舌頭,就等於是自己欺騙自己,他的所謂虔誠也毫無價值。 27 在父上帝看來,純潔無暇的虔誠是指照顧患難中的孤兒寡婦,並且不讓自己被世俗玷污。

New American Standard Bible

James 1

Testing Your Faith

1[a]James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,

To the twelve tribes who are [b]dispersed abroad: Greetings.

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various [c]trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces [d]endurance. And let [e]endurance have its perfect [f]result, so that you may be [g]perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and [h]without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a [i]double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

But the [j]brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position; 10 and the rich man is to glory in his humiliation, because like [k]flowering grass he will pass away. 11 For the sun rises with [l]a scorching wind and withers the grass; and its flower falls off and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; so too the rich man in the midst of his pursuits will fade away.

12 Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has [m]been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted [n]by God”; for God cannot be tempted [o]by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. 15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin [p]is accomplished, it brings forth death. 16 Do not be [q]deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or [r]shifting shadow. 18 In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be [s]a kind of first fruits [t]among His creatures.

19 [u]This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all [v]that remains of wickedness, in [w]humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. 22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his [x]natural face in a mirror; 24 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, [y]he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. 25 But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but [z]an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in [aa]what he does.

26 If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not [ab]bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless. 27 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained [ac]by the world.

Notas al pie

  1. James 1:1 Or Jacob
  2. James 1:1 Lit in the Dispersion
  3. James 1:2 Or temptations
  4. James 1:3 Or steadfastness
  5. James 1:4 V 3, note 1
  6. James 1:4 Lit work
  7. James 1:4 Or mature
  8. James 1:5 Lit does not reproach
  9. James 1:8 Or doubting, hesitating
  10. James 1:9 I.e. church member
  11. James 1:10 Lit the flower of the grass
  12. James 1:11 Lit the
  13. James 1:12 Or passed the test
  14. James 1:13 Lit from
  15. James 1:13 Lit of evil things
  16. James 1:15 Lit is brought to completion
  17. James 1:16 Or misled
  18. James 1:17 Lit shadow of turning
  19. James 1:18 Or a certain first fruits
  20. James 1:18 Lit of
  21. James 1:19 Or Know this
  22. James 1:21 Lit abundance of malice
  23. James 1:21 Or gentleness
  24. James 1:23 Lit the face of his birth; or nature
  25. James 1:24 Lit and he
  26. James 1:25 Lit a doer of a work
  27. James 1:25 Lit his doing
  28. James 1:26 Or control
  29. James 1:27 Lit from