Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

羅馬書 12

為事奉上帝而活

1所以,弟兄姊妹,我憑上帝的憐憫勸你們獻上自己的身體,作聖潔、蒙上帝悅納的活祭。你們理當這樣事奉。 你們不可追隨世界的潮流,要隨著思想的不斷更新而改變,這樣就能明辨上帝的旨意,知道什麼是良善、純全、蒙祂悅納的。

我憑上帝賜給我的恩典勸告各位,不要自視過高,要照著上帝賜給各人的信心中肯地看待自己。 就像我們身體的各部分有不同的功能, 我們眾人在基督裡組成一個身體,彼此聯結,息息相關。 我們照所得的恩典各有不同的恩賜。說預言的,要按著信心的程度說預言; 服侍的,要忠心服侍;教導的,要專一教導; 勸勉的,要誠心勸勉;施捨的,要慷慨施捨;治理的,要殷勤治理;憐憫的,要甘心憐憫。

相愛相顧

不可虛情假意地愛人。要嫉惡如仇,一心向善。 10 要彼此相愛如同手足,互相尊重,彼此謙讓。 11 要殷勤,不可懶惰,要常常火熱地事奉主。 12 盼望中要有喜樂,患難中要堅忍,禱告要恆切。 13 信徒有缺乏,要慷慨幫助;客人來訪,要熱誠款待。 14 迫害你們的,要為他們祝福;要祝福,不可咒詛。 15 要與喜樂的人同樂,與哀哭的人同哭。 16 要彼此和睦,不可心高氣傲,反要俯就卑微的人,不可自以為聰明。

17 不要以惡報惡。要尊重別人,眾人都認為好的事,應該竭力去做。 18 如果可能,總要盡力與人和睦相處。 19 親愛的弟兄姊妹,不要私自報復,要讓上帝來審判,因為聖經上說:

「主說,『伸冤在我,我必報應。』」

20 所以,

「你的仇敵若餓了,就給他吃的;
若渴了,就給他喝的;
你這樣做是把炭火堆在他頭上。」

21 你不可被惡所勝,反要以善勝惡。

New International Reader's Version

Romans 12

Living as a Holy Sacrifice to God

1Brothers and sisters, God has shown you his mercy. So I am asking you to offer up your bodies to him while you are still alive. Your bodies are a holy sacrifice that is pleasing to God. When you offer your bodies to God, you are worshiping him in the right way. Don’t live the way this world lives. Let your way of thinking be completely changed. Then you will be able to test what God wants for you. And you will agree that what he wants is right. His plan is good and pleasing and perfect.

Serving One Another in the Body of Christ

God’s grace has been given to me. So here is what I say to every one of you. Don’t think of yourself more highly than you should. Be reasonable when you think about yourself. Keep in mind the faith God has given to each of you. Each of us has one body with many parts. And the parts do not all have the same purpose. So also we are many persons. But in Christ we are one body. And each part of the body belongs to all the other parts. We all have gifts. They differ according to the grace God has given to each of us. Do you have the gift of prophecy? Then use it according to the faith you have. If your gift is serving, then serve. If it is teaching, then teach. Is it encouraging others? Then encourage them. Is it giving to others? Then give freely. Is it being a leader? Then work hard at it. Is it showing mercy? Then do it cheerfully.

Love in Action

Love must be honest and true. Hate what is evil. Hold on to what is good. 10 Love one another deeply. Honor others more than yourselves. 11 Stay excited about your faith as you serve the Lord. 12 When you hope, be joyful. When you suffer, be patient. When you pray, be faithful. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Welcome others into your homes.

14 Bless those who hurt you. Bless them, and do not curse them. 15 Be joyful with those who are joyful. Be sad with those who are sad. 16 Agree with one another. Don’t be proud. Be willing to be a friend of people who aren’t considered important. Don’t think that you are better than others.

17 Don’t pay back evil with evil. Be careful to do what everyone thinks is right. 18 If possible, live in peace with everyone. Do that as much as you can. 19 My dear friends, don’t try to get even. Leave room for God to show his anger. It is written, “I am the God who judges people. I will pay them back,” (Deuteronomy 32:35) says the Lord. 20 Do just the opposite. Scripture says,

“If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat.
    If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.
By doing those things, you will pile up burning coals on their heads.” (Proverbs 25:21,22)

21 Don’t let evil overcome you. Overcome evil by doing good.