Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

提摩太后书 2

基督的精兵

1我儿啊!你要靠着基督耶稣的恩典刚强起来。 以前你在许多见证人面前听过我的教导,你要把这些教导传给忠信可靠、能够教导他人的人。

你要做基督耶稣的精兵与我同受苦难。 当兵的若让其他事务缠身,就不能取悦征召他的上司。 同样,参加比赛的人若不遵守比赛规则,就不可能得奖。 辛劳的农夫理当先享受收成。 你要思想我说的话,因为主必赐你悟性明白各样的事。

你要切记我所传的福音:耶稣基督是大卫的后裔,祂从死里复活了。 我为这福音受苦,甚至像犯人一样被囚禁,但上帝的道是囚禁不住的。 10 我为了上帝所拣选的人忍受一切痛苦,使他们可以获得在基督耶稣里的救恩和永远的荣耀。 11 有真实可信的话说:

“我们若与基督同死,
就必与祂同活。
12 我们若忍耐到底,
就必与祂一同做王。
我们若不承认祂,
祂也必不承认我们。
13 我们纵然会失信,
祂仍然信实可靠,
因为祂不能违背自己。”

做无愧的工人

14 你要提醒众人这些事,在主面前嘱咐他们:不要为言词争辩,因为那对听见的人有害无益。 15 你应当竭力在上帝面前做经得起考验、问心无愧的工人,正确地阐释真理之道。 16 要远避一切世俗的空谈,因为好空谈的人只会越来越不敬虔。 17 他们讲的话像毒疮,只会越烂越大,许米乃和腓理徒就是例子。 18 他们离经背道,说复活的事已成过去,动摇了许多人的信心。 19 然而,上帝所立的坚实根基永不动摇,这根基上刻着:“主认识谁是属于祂的人”,“凡自称是属于主的人都要离弃罪恶。”

20 大户人家不但有金器银器,也有木器瓦器,这些器皿的用途有贵贱之分。 21 人若洁身自爱,远离卑贱的事,就必成为圣洁无瑕的贵重器皿,可以被主用来成就各样的善事。

22 你要逃避年轻人的邪情私欲,要跟那些以清洁的心求告主的人一同追求公义、信心、仁爱、和平。 23 不要参与愚昧无知的辩论,因为这些事只会引起纷争。 24 上帝的奴仆不可与人争执,总要温和待人,善于教导,心存忍耐。 25 要温柔地规劝那些反对我们的人,也许上帝会赐给他们悔改的心,使他们明白真理, 26 让他们这些被魔鬼掳去、受其摆布的人能够醒悟过来,脱离魔鬼的网罗。

King James Version

2 Timothy 2

1Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:

12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;

18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.

22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.