23 願賜平安的神親自使你們全然成聖！又願你們的靈與魂與身子得蒙保守，在我主耶穌基督降臨的時候，完全無可指摘！May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 那召你們的本是信實的，他必成就這事。The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.
為此，我們也不住的感謝神，因你們聽見我們所傳神的道就領受了；不以為是人的道，乃以為是神的道。這道實在是神的，並且運行在你們信主的人心中。And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe.
9 我們在神面前，因著你們甚是喜樂，為這一切喜樂，可用何等的感謝為你們報答神呢？【NIV】How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you?
10 我們晝夜切切的祈求，要見你們的面，補滿你們信心的不足。【NIV】Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.
11 願神我們的父和我們的主耶穌一直引領我們到你們那裡去。【NIV】Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you.
12 又願主叫你們彼此相愛的心，並愛眾人的心都能增長、充足，如同我們愛你們一樣；【NIV】May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.
13 好使你們當我們主耶穌同他眾聖徒來的時候，在我們父神面前，心裡堅固，成為聖潔，無可責備。【NIV】May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.
44 只是我告訴你們，要愛你們的仇敵，為那逼迫你們的禱告。But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
45 這樣就可以作你們天父的兒子；因為他叫日頭照好人，也照歹人；降雨給義人，也給不義的人。that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
46 你們若單愛那愛你們的人，有什麼賞賜呢？就是稅吏不也是這樣行嗎？If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?
47 你們若單請你弟兄的安，比人有什麼長處呢？就是外邦人不也是這樣行嗎？And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?
48 所以，你們要完全，像你們的天父完全一樣。」Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
1. 海山教會-主日證道, 4/29,2016, 林文華(牧師),
George Huang 烤蕃薯@Taipei 2016