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得撒洛尼前書 1 Thessalonians
1保祿和息耳瓦諾及弟茂德,致書給在天主父及主耶穌基督內的得撒洛尼人的教會。祝你們蒙受恩寵與平安!1From Paul, Sylvanus and Timothy to the church of Thessalonica which is in God the Father and in Christ Jesus, the Lord. May the peace and grace of God be with you.
2我們常為你們眾人感謝天主,在祈禱時常記念你們;不斷地,2We give thanks to God at all times for you and remember you in our prayers.
3在天主和我們的父前,記念你們因信德所作的工作,因愛德所受的勞苦,因盼望我們的主耶穌基督所有的堅忍。3We constantly recall before God our Father the work of your faith, the labors of your love and your endurance in waiting for Christ Jesus our Lord.
4天主所愛的弟兄們,我們知道你們是蒙召選的,4We remember, brothers and sisters, the circumstances of your being called.
5因為我們把福音傳到你們那裡,不僅在乎言語,而且也在乎德能和聖神,以及堅固的信心;正如你們也知道,我們為了你們,在你們中是怎樣為人。5The gospel we brought you was such not only in words. Miracles, Holy Spirit and plenty of everything were given to you. You also know how we dealt with you for your sake.
6你們雖在許多苦難中,卻懷著聖神的喜樂接受了聖道,成了效法我們和效法主的人,6In return, you became followers of us and of the Lord when, on receiving the word, you experienced the joy of the Holy Spirit in the midst of great opposition.
7甚至成了馬其頓和阿哈雅眾信者的模範。7And you became a model for the faithful of Macedonia and Achaia,
8因為主的聖道由你們那裡,不僅聲聞於馬其頓和阿哈雅,而且你們對天主的信仰也傳遍了各地,以致不需要我們再說什麼。8since from you the word of the Lord spread to Macedonia and Achaia, and still farther. The faith you have in God has become news in so many places that we need say no more about it.
9因為有他們傳述我們的事,說我們怎樣來到了你們那裡,你們怎樣離開偶像歸依了天主,為事奉永生的真天主,9Others tell of how you responded to us and turned from idols to the Lord. For you serve the living and true God,
10並期待他的聖子自天降下,就是他使之從死者中復活,為救我們脫免那要來的震怒的耶穌。10and you wait for his Son from Heaven whom he raised from the dead, Jesus, who frees us from impending trial.
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