Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

提多书 3

专心行善

1你要提醒众人顺服执政掌权者,遵守法令,随时准备做善事。 不要毁谤,不要争吵,要谦和、恭敬地对待每一个人。 从前我们也愚蠢、悖逆、易受迷惑,受各种私欲和享乐的驱使,心里充满了嫉妒和恶念,令人憎恶,也彼此憎恨。 但我们的救主上帝向人彰显了祂的恩慈和仁爱, 借着重生之洗和圣灵的更新拯救了我们,这并非因为我们有义行,而是因为祂的怜悯。 上帝借着我们的救主耶稣基督把圣灵丰丰富富地浇灌在我们身上。 这样,我们既然靠着祂的恩典而被称为义人,就可以成为后嗣,有永生的盼望。 以上这些话是可信的,希望你认真教导,使信上帝的人专心行善。这都是造福众人的美事。

要避免愚昧的争论、有关家谱的辩驳和律法上的争执,因为这些毫无益处。 10 对于制造分裂的人,警告过一两次后,要和他断绝来往。 11 因为你知道这种人已经背道犯罪,自定己罪。

信末的嘱咐与问候

12 我会派亚提马或者推基古去见你。到时候,你要立刻到尼哥波立来见我,因为我决定在那里过冬。 13 你要为西纳律师和亚波罗送行,尽力帮助他们,让他们路上一无所缺。 14 我们的弟兄姊妹也要学习行善,供应有急需的人,免得毫无贡献。

15 这里的弟兄姊妹都问候你,也请你问候那些因信仰而爱我们的人。

愿恩典常与你们众人同在!

New American Standard Bible

Titus 3

Godly Living

1Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men. For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs [a]according to the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men. But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. 10 Reject a factious man after a first and second warning, 11 knowing that such a man is perverted and is sinning, being self-condemned.

Personal Concerns

12 When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, make every effort to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. 13 Diligently help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way so that nothing is lacking for them. 14 Our people must also learn to engage in good [b]deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.

15 All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith.

Grace be with you all.

Footnotes

  1. Titus 3:7 Or of eternal life according to hope
  2. Titus 3:14 Or occupations