New International Version

1 Timothy 4

1The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters,[a] you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. 10 That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.

11 Command and teach these things. 12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.

15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

Notas al pie

  1. 1 Timothy 4:6 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

提摩太前书 4

谨防伪君子

1圣灵明确地说,日后必有人离弃真道,去追随那些迷惑人的邪灵和鬼魔的学说。 这些学说是出自假冒伪善的骗子,他们良心丧尽,麻木不仁[a] 禁止人结婚和吃某些食物。其实那些食物是上帝创造的,为了让相信并且明白真理的人存感谢的心领受。 上帝所造的一切都是美好的,若以感恩的心去领受,就无需任何禁忌, 因为上帝的道和人的祷告可以使食物圣洁。

你要提醒弟兄姊妹这些事,这样你就是基督耶稣的好仆人,会不断地从你所信的真道和所遵行的美好教导上得到造就。

做信徒的榜样

但你要弃绝世俗、荒诞的传说,要训练自己做个敬虔的人。 锻炼体魄益处还少,敬虔生活受益无穷,拥有今生和永世的应许。 这话真实可信,值得完全接受。 10 我们努力奋斗正是为了这个目的,因为我们的盼望在于永活的上帝。祂是全人类的救主,更是信徒的救主。 11 你要吩咐和教导这些事。

12 不要因为年轻而叫人小看你,总要在言语、行为、爱心、信心和纯洁各方面做信徒的榜样。 13 在我来之前,你要专心宣读圣经,勉励会众,教导真理。 14 不要忽略你的恩赐,那是借着预言在众长老把手按在你身上时赐给你的。 15 你要全心全意地做这些事,让大家都看到你的长进。 16 你要注意自己的言行和教导,要持之以恒。这样,你不但能救自己,也能救那些听你教导的人。

Notas al pie

  1. 4:2 良心丧尽,麻木不仁”希腊文是“良心被烙铁烫过”。