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Luke 6

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

1One Sabbath while Jesus was passing through fields of standing grain, it happened that His disciples were picking the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating them. But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what [a]is unlawful on the Sabbath?” Jesus replied to them, “Have you not even read [in the Scriptures] what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him— how he went into the house of God, and took and ate the [b]consecrated bread, which is not lawful [for anyone] to eat except the priests alone, and [how he also] gave it to the men who were with him?” Jesus was saying to them, “The Son of Man (the Messiah) is Lord [even] of the Sabbath.”

On another Sabbath He went into the synagogue and taught, and a man was present whose right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees were watching Him closely [with malicious intent], to see if He would [actually] heal [someone] on the Sabbath, so that they might find a reason to accuse Him. But He was aware of their thoughts, and He said to the man with the withered hand, “Get up and come forward.” So he got up and stood there. Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you directly: Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath or to do evil, to save a life or to destroy it?” 10 After looking around at them all, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand!” And he did, and his hand was [fully] restored. 11 But the scribes and Pharisees were filled with senseless rage [and lacked spiritual insight], and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.

Choosing the Twelve

12 Now at this time Jesus went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. 13 When day came, He called His disciples and selected twelve of them, whom He also named [c]apostles (special messengers, personally chosen representatives): 14 Simon, whom He also named Peter, and his brother Andrew; and [the brothers] [d]James and John; and Philip, and Bartholomew [also called Nathanael]; 15 and Matthew (Levi, the tax collector) and Thomas; and [e]James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot; 16 Judas [also called Thaddaeus] the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor [to the Lord].

17 Then Jesus came down with them and stood on a level place; and there was a large crowd of His disciples, and a vast multitude of people from all over Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon, 18 who had come to listen to Him and to be healed of their diseases. Even those who were troubled by unclean spirits (demons) were being healed. 19 All the people were trying to touch Him, because [healing] power was coming from Him and healing them all.

The Beatitudes

20 And looking toward His disciples, He began [f]speaking: “Blessed [spiritually prosperous, happy, to be admired] are you who are poor [in spirit, those devoid of spiritual arrogance, those who regard themselves as insignificant], for the kingdom of God is yours [both now and forever]. 21 Blessed [joyful, nourished by God’s goodness] are you who hunger now [for righteousness, actively seeking right standing with God], for you will be [completely] satisfied. Blessed [forgiven, refreshed by God’s grace] are you who weep now [over your sins and repent], for you will laugh [when the burden of sin is lifted]. 22 Blessed [morally courageous and spiritually alive with life-joy in God’s goodness] are you when people hate you, and exclude you [from their fellowship], and insult you, and scorn your name as evil because of [your association with] the Son of Man. 23 Rejoice on that day and leap for joy, for your reward in heaven is great [absolutely inexhaustible]; for their fathers used to treat the prophets in the same way. 24 But [g]woe (judgment is coming) to you who are rich [and place your faith in possessions while remaining spiritually impoverished], for you are [already] receiving your comfort in full [and there is nothing left to be awarded to you]. 25 Woe to you who are well-fed (gorged, satiated) now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now [enjoying a life of self-indulgence], for you will mourn and weep [and deeply long for God]. 26 Woe to you when all the people speak well of you and praise you, for their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way.

27 “But I say to you who hear [Me and pay attention to My words]: [h]Love [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for] your enemies, [make it a practice to] do good to those who hate you, 28 bless and show kindness to those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 Whoever [i]strikes you on the cheek, offer him the other one also [simply ignore insignificant insults or losses and do not bother to retaliate—maintain your dignity]. Whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you. [j]Whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. 31 Treat others the same way you want them to treat you. 32 If you [only] love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 If you lend [money] to those from whom you expect to receive [it back], what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners expecting to receive back the same amount. 35 But love [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for] your enemies, and do good, and lend, [k]expecting nothing in return; for your reward will be great (rich, abundant), and you will be sons of the Most High; because He Himself is kind and gracious and good to the ungrateful and the wicked. 36 Be merciful (responsive, compassionate, tender) just as your [heavenly] Father is merciful.

37 [l]Do not judge [others self-righteously], and you will not be judged; do not condemn [others when you are guilty and unrepentant], and you will not be condemned [for your hypocrisy]; pardon [others when they truly repent and change], and you will be pardoned [when you truly repent and change]. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over [with no space left for more]. For with the standard of measurement you use [when you do good to others], it will be measured to you in return.”

39 He also told them a parable: “Can a blind man guide [another] blind man? Will they not both fall into a hole in the ground? 40 A student is not superior to his teacher; but everyone, after he has been completely trained, will be like his teacher. 41 Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice or consider the log that is in your own eye? 42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, allow me to take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite (play actor, pretender), first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye. 43 For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit. 44 For each tree is known and identified by its own fruit. For figs are not picked from thorn bushes, nor is a cluster of grapes picked from a briar bush. 45 The [intrinsically] good man produces what is good and honorable and moral out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart; and the [intrinsically] evil man produces what is wicked and depraved out of the evil [in his heart]; for his mouth speaks from the overflow of his heart.

A Secure Foundation

46 “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not practice what I tell you? 47 Everyone who comes to Me and listens to My words and obeys them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 he is like a [far-sighted, practical, and sensible] man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and yet could not shake it, because it had been securely built and founded on the rock. 49 But the one who has [merely] heard and has not practiced [what I say], is like a [foolish] man who built a house on the ground without any foundation, and the torrent burst against it; and it immediately collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.”

Notas al pie

  1. Luke 6:2 See note Matt 12:2.
  2. Luke 6:4 Or showbread; lit bread of presentation.
  3. Luke 6:13 In general usage the word “apostle” (Gr apostolos) means “sent one” or “messenger.” In this passage and others in reference to the “twelve,” the word “apostles” is used in a technical sense of the twelve disciples, and later Paul, whom Jesus chose. An apostle was one who had witnessed Christ’s resurrection (Acts 1:21, 22) or (in Paul’s case) had seen the resurrected Christ (1 Cor 9:1, 2). They validated their apostleship by performing “signs and wonders and miracles” (2 Cor 12:12), and were the foundation of the church.
  4. Luke 6:14 The sons of Zebedee and Salome. Salome is believed to be a sister of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  5. Luke 6:15 Also called James the Less or James the Younger. His mother Mary (Gr Maria) is believed to be a sister or sister-in-law of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  6. Luke 6:20 In vv 20-22 Luke lists four of the nine Beatitudes recorded by Matthew and follows them with four antithetical woes in vv 24-26.
  7. Luke 6:24 The four woes (vv 24-26) are addressed to those who lack spiritual perception and are oblivious to the importance of Jesus’ message of salvation.
  8. Luke 6:27 The key to understanding this and other statements about love is to know that this love (the Greek word agape) is not so much a matter of emotion as it is of doing things for the benefit of another person, that is, having an unselfish concern for another and a willingness to seek the higher good for another.
  9. Luke 6:29 In this context the “slap” is not an act of violence, but more likely an insult or violation of one’s rights.
  10. Luke 6:30 Probably a prohibition against frivolous legal action.
  11. Luke 6:35 Or not despairing at all.
  12. Luke 6:37 This is not a prohibition of judgment, nor is it a command to stop using godly wisdom, common sense, and moral courage together with God’s written word to discern right from wrong, to distinguish between morality and immorality, and to judge doctrinal truth. There are many judgments that are not only legitimate, but are commanded (cf John 7:24; 1 Cor 5:5, 12; Gal 1:8, 9; 1 John 4:1-3; 2 John 10); however, you cannot judge another if you are committing the same type of sin.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

路加福音 6

安息日的主

1有一个安息日,耶稣和门徒走过一片麦田,门徒随手摘下一些麦穗搓了吃。 有些法利赛人说:“你们为什么做在安息日不准做的事?”

耶稣答道:“你们没有读过大卫的事吗?有一天,大卫和他的部下饿了, 他进入上帝的殿,拿了献给上帝的供饼。这饼只有祭司才可以吃,大卫不但自己吃了,还分给他的部下吃。” 耶稣又对他们说:“人子是安息日的主。”

又有一个安息日,耶稣进入会堂教导人,座中有一个右手萎缩的人。 律法教师和法利赛人密切地监视耶稣,看祂会不会在安息日医治病人,好找个借口控告祂。 耶稣知道他们的心思,就对那个右手萎缩的人说:“起来,站在大家面前!”那人就起来站在那里。

耶稣问众人:“我问你们,在安息日应该行善呢,还是作恶呢?救人呢,还是害人呢?” 10 祂环视众人,然后对那人说:“把手伸出来!”那人的手一伸就复原了。

11 但法利赛人和律法教师却怒火中烧,开始商议对付耶稣的办法。

拣选十二使徒

12 一天,耶稣到山上整夜向上帝祷告。 13 天明时分,祂召集门徒,从中选出十二人立为使徒。 14 他们是:西门——耶稣给他取名叫彼得、西门的兄弟安得烈、雅各、约翰、腓力、巴多罗买、 15 马太、多马、亚勒腓的儿子雅各、激进党人[a]西门、 16 雅各的儿子犹大和出卖耶稣的加略人犹大。

17 耶稣和他们下了山,站在一处平地上,身边有一大群门徒,还有大批从犹太、耶路撒冷以及泰尔和西顿沿海地区来的人,要听祂讲道,盼望祂医治他们的疾病。 18 那些被污鬼缠身的人也得到了祂的医治。 19 大家都想去摸祂,因为有能力从祂身上发出来,可以治好人们的疾病。

论四福

20 耶稣抬头望着门徒,对他们说:

“贫穷的人有福了,
因为上帝的国属于你们!
21 现在饥饿的人有福了,
因为你们将得饱足!
现在哀哭的人有福了,
因为你们将要欢笑!

22 你们为人子的缘故而遭人憎恨、弃绝、侮辱、毁谤,就有福了! 23 那时你们要欢喜雀跃,因为你们在天上有大赏赐!他们的祖先也曾这样恶待以前的先知。

论四祸

24 “富有的人有祸了,
因为你们已经享尽了人世间的安逸!
25 现在饱足的人有祸了,
因为你们将要挨饿!
现在欢笑的人有祸了,
因为你们将要哀哭!
26 人人都夸赞你们的时候,
你们就有祸了,
因为他们的祖先也是这样夸赞假先知!

论爱仇敌

27 “但是,我告诉你们这些听道的人,要爱你们的仇敌,要善待恨你们的人, 28 要为咒诅你们的人祝福,要替恶待你们的人祷告。 29 如果有人打你一边的脸,连另一边也转过来让他打。如果有人夺你的外衣,连内衣也由他拿去。 30 有人向你求什么,就给他;有人拿了你的东西,不要追讨。 31 你们想要别人怎样对待你们,你们就要怎样对待别人。 32 如果你们只爱那些爱你们的人,有什么功劳呢?就是罪人也会这样做。 33 如果你们只善待那些善待你们的人,有什么功劳呢?就是罪人也会这样做。 34 如果你们借钱给人,指望收回,有什么功劳呢?即使罪人也会借贷给罪人,日后再如数收回。

35 “然而,要爱你们的仇敌,善待他们;无论借出什么,都不要指望归还。这样,你们将有大赏赐,并且将成为至高者的儿子,因为祂以恩慈待那些忘恩负义和作恶的人。 36 你们要怜悯人,像你们的天父怜悯人一样。

责人先责己

37 “不要论断人,免得你们被人论断;不要定人的罪,免得自己也被定罪。要饶恕人,这样你们也必蒙饶恕。 38 你们要给他人,这样上帝必给你们,并且会用大号升斗摇匀压实,满满地倒给你们,因为你们用什么样的量器量给别人,上帝也会用什么样的量器量给你们。”

39 耶稣又给他们讲了个比喻,说:“瞎子岂能给瞎子带路?二人岂不是要双双掉进坑里吗? 40 学生不会高过老师,学成之后不过像老师一样。 41 为什么你只看见你弟兄眼中的小刺,却看不见自己眼中的大梁呢? 42 你既看不见自己眼中的大梁,又怎能对弟兄说‘让我除去你眼中的小刺’呢?你这伪君子啊!要先除掉自己眼中的大梁,才能看得清楚,以便清除弟兄眼中的小刺。

树和果子

43 “好树不结坏果子,坏树也结不出好果子。 44 树的好坏从果子就可以分辨出来。人不会从荆棘中采集无花果,也不会在蒺藜上摘取葡萄。 45 善人心存良善,就从他里面发出良善;恶人心存邪恶,就从他里面发出邪恶。因为心里充满的,口里自然会说出来。

两种盖房子的人

46 “你们为什么‘主啊,主啊’地称呼我,却不遵行我的话呢? 47 我要告诉你们那到我这里来,听了我的话又去遵行的人是什么样。 48 他好比一个人盖房子,把地挖深,根基立在磐石上。当河流泛滥,洪水冲击房子时,房子却屹立不摇,因为它的根基稳固。 49 但听了我的话却不遵行的人,好比一个人没有打根基,便将房子盖在地面上,洪水一冲,房子立刻倒塌,完全毁坏了。”

Notas al pie

  1. 6:15 当时激进的民族主义者,常以行动反抗统治他们的罗马政府。