Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

使徒行传 10

哥尼流邀请彼得

1在凯撒利亚有一位隶属意大利营的百夫长名叫哥尼流。 他和全家都是虔诚敬畏上帝的人,他慷慨周济穷人,常常祷告。 一天,大约下午三点,他在异象中清楚地看见一位上帝的天使进来呼唤他:“哥尼流!”

哥尼流惊恐地注视着他,问:“主啊,什么事?”

天使回答说:“你的祷告和周济穷人的善行已经在上帝面前蒙悦纳。 如今你要派人去约帕,请一个叫西门·彼得的人来。 他住在一个叫西门的皮革匠家里,房子在海边。”

向他说话的天使离开后,哥尼流叫来两个家仆和自己的一个敬虔侍卫, 把刚才的事告诉他们,然后差他们去约帕。

彼得见异象

第二天中午,他们快要到达约帕时,彼得上屋顶去祷告。 10 他觉得肚子饿了,想吃东西。那家人正在预备午饭的时候,彼得进入异象, 11 看见天开了,有一样东西好像一大块布,四角吊着降到地上, 12 里面有各种天上的飞禽、地上的爬虫和四足的走兽。 13 然后有声音对他说:“彼得,起来,宰了吃!”

14 彼得却说:“主啊!这可不行!我从未吃过任何污秽不洁之物。”

15 那声音又一次对他说:“上帝已经洁净的,你不可再称之为不洁净。” 16 这样一连三次之后,那块布就被收回天上去了。

17 彼得不知所措,正在猜测这异象到底是什么意思,哥尼流的仆人们刚好找来了, 18 正站在门口大声问西门·彼得是否住在这里。

19 彼得还在苦苦思索的时候,圣灵又对他说:“彼得,外面有三个人来找你, 20 快下楼跟他们去,不必多虑,他们是我差来的。” 21 彼得就下去见他们,说:“我就是你们要找的人,有什么事?”

22 他们说:“哥尼流百夫长是个又正直又敬畏上帝的人,连犹太人都称赞他。上帝的天使指示他请你到他家里去,好听你的指教。”

23 彼得就留他们住了一夜。第二天,彼得和他们以及几个约帕的弟兄一同出发了。 24 又过了一天,他们到达凯撒利亚。哥尼流已经请来亲朋好友,在等候他们。 25 他一看见彼得,就迎上去俯伏在他脚前拜他。 26 彼得连忙把他扶起来,说:“快起来,我只不过是人。”

27 彼得和他边走边谈,进屋后,见聚集了许多人, 28 就对他们说:“你们都知道,按照犹太人的传统,我们不可以和外族人来往。但上帝已经指示我不可把任何人视为污秽不洁。 29 所以,我受到邀请后,毫不犹豫地来了。请问你们为什么请我来?”

30 哥尼流说:“四天前,大约也是下午三点这个时候,我在家里祷告,忽然有一个身穿明亮衣服的人站在我面前, 31 说,‘哥尼流,上帝已经垂听了你的祷告,也悦纳你周济穷人的善行。 32 你派人去约帕把那位叫西门·彼得的人请来,他住在海边一个叫西门的皮革匠家。’ 33 于是我立刻派人去请你。你能来,真是荣幸,现在我们都在上帝面前,想聆听主吩咐你传给我们的话。”

福音临到外族人

34 彼得说:“现在我深深地明白,上帝不偏待人。 35 无论哪一个民族,只要敬畏祂,秉公行义,都会蒙祂接纳。 36 上帝借着万物的主宰——耶稣基督把平安的福音传给以色列人。 37 你们都知道,自从约翰宣讲洗礼以来,从加利利开始,整个犹太地区发生了什么事。 38 你们也知道,拿撒勒人耶稣是上帝用圣灵和大能膏立的。祂周游四方,广行善事,医好被魔鬼压制的人,因为上帝与祂同在。 39 我们亲眼目睹了耶稣在犹太全境和耶路撒冷所做的一切。可是,世人却把祂钉死在十字架上。 40 但第三天,上帝使祂从死里复活,并且向人显现, 41 不是向所有的人显现,而是向被上帝预先拣选为祂做见证的人显现,就是我们这些在祂复活以后与祂一同吃喝过的人。 42 祂命令我们向世人传道,见证祂就是上帝指派来审判活人和死人的那位。 43 所有先知也都为祂做见证说,‘谁信祂,谁的罪就能借着祂的名得到赦免。’”

44 彼得还在说话的时候,圣灵就降临在每一个听道的人身上。 45 跟彼得一起来的那些严守割礼的信徒,看见圣灵的恩赐也浇灌到外族人身上,都很惊奇。 46 因为他们听见这些人又说方言又赞美上帝。于是彼得说: 47 “既然这些人已经和我们一样领受了圣灵,谁能阻止他们接受洗礼呢?” 48 彼得吩咐他们奉耶稣基督的名受洗。之后,他们又请彼得住了几天。

Amplified Bible

Acts 10

Cornelius’ Vision

1Now at [a]Caesarea [Maritima] there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the [b]Italian Regiment, a devout man and one who, along with all his household, feared God. He made many charitable donations to the Jewish people, and prayed to God always. About the ninth hour (3:00 p.m.) of the day he clearly saw in a vision an angel of God who had come to him and said, “Cornelius!” Cornelius was frightened and stared intently at him and said, “What is it, lord (sir)?” And the angel said to him, “Your prayers and gifts of charity have ascended as a memorial offering before God [an offering made in remembrance of His past blessings]. Now send men to [c]Joppa and have them call for a man named Simon, who is also called Peter [and invite him here]; he is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea.” When the angel who was speaking to him had gone, Cornelius called two of his servants and a devout soldier from among his own personal attendants; and after explaining everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.

The next day, as they were on their way and were approaching the city, Peter went up on [d]the roof of the house about the sixth hour (noon) to pray, 10 but he became hungry and wanted something to eat. While [e]the meal was being prepared he fell into a trance; 11 and he saw the sky opened up, and an [f]object like a great sheet descending, lowered by its four corners to the earth, 12 and it contained all kinds of four-footed animals and crawling creatures of the earth and birds of the air. 13 A voice came to him, “Get up, Peter, kill and eat!” 14 But Peter said, “Not at all, Lord, for I have never eaten anything that is common (unholy) and [ceremonially] unclean.” 15 And the voice came to him a second time, “What God has cleansed and pronounced clean, no longer consider common (unholy).” 16 This happened three times, and then immediately the object was taken up into heaven.

17 Now Peter was still perplexed and completely at a loss as to what his vision could mean when the men who had been sent by Cornelius, having asked directions to Simon’s house, arrived at the gate. 18 And they called out to ask whether Simon, who was also called Peter, was staying there. 19 While Peter was thoughtfully considering the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Now listen, three men are looking for you. 20 Get up, go downstairs and go with them without hesitating or doubting, because I have sent them Myself.” 21 Peter went down to the men and said, “I am the one you are looking for. For what reason have you come?” 22 They said, “Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man well spoken of by all the Jewish people, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and hear what you have to say.” 23 So Peter [g]invited them in and gave them lodging [for the night].

Peter at Caesarea

The next day Peter got up and left with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa went with him. 24 On the following day he [and the others] entered Caesarea. Cornelius was waiting for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 When Peter arrived, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet and [h]worshiped him. 26 But Peter raised him up, saying, “Stand up; I too am only a man.” 27 As Peter talked with him, he entered [the house] and found a large group of people assembled. 28 He said to them, “You know that it is unlawful for a Jewish man to associate with or befriend a Gentile, or to visit him; and yet God has shown me that I am not to call anyone common or [ceremonially] unclean. 29 Therefore when I was sent for, I came without raising an objection. So I ask for what reason have you sent for me?”

30 Cornelius said, “Four days ago to this hour, I was praying in my house during the ninth hour (3:00-4:00 p.m.); and a man [dressed] in bright, dazzling clothing suddenly stood before me, 31 and he said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your acts of charity have been remembered before God [so that He is about to help you]. 32 Therefore send word to Joppa and invite Simon, who is also called Peter, to come to you. He is staying at the house of Simon the tanner by the sea.’ 33 So I sent for you at once, and you have been kind enough to come. Now then, we are all here present before God to listen to everything that you have been instructed by the Lord [to say].”

Gentiles Hear Good News

34 Opening his mouth, Peter said:

“Most certainly I understand now that God is not one to show partiality [to people as though Gentiles were excluded from God’s blessing], 35 but in every nation the person who fears God and does what is right [by seeking Him] is acceptable and welcomed by Him. 36 You know the message which He sent to the sons of Israel, announcing [i]the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all— 37 you know the things that have taken place throughout Judea, starting in Galilee after the baptism preached by John— 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with great power; and He went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, because God was with Him. 39 We are [personally] eyewitnesses of everything that He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem [in particular]. They also put Him to death by hanging Him on a cross; 40 God raised Him [to life] on the third day and caused Him to be plainly seen, 41 not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen and designated beforehand by God, that is, to us who ate and drank together with Him after He rose from the dead. 42 He commanded us to preach to the people [both Jew and Gentile], and to solemnly testify that He is the One who has been appointed and ordained by God as Judge of the living and the dead. 43 All the prophets testify about Him, that through His name everyone who believes in Him [whoever trusts in and relies on Him, accepting Him as Savior and Messiah] receives forgiveness of sins.”

44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all those who were listening to the message [confirming God’s acceptance of Gentiles]. 45 All the circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles. 46 For they heard them talking in [unknown] tongues (languages) and exalting and magnifying and praising God. Then Peter said, 47 “Can anyone refuse water for these people to be baptized, since they have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?” 48 And he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay there for a few days.

Notas al pie

  1. Acts 10:1 See note 8:40.
  2. Acts 10:1 A regiment consisted of about six hundred men, the tenth part of a legion.
  3. Acts 10:5 About twenty-four miles south of Caesarea.
  4. Acts 10:9 The flat roof of a house of this era was accessed by an outside stairway.
  5. Acts 10:10 Lit they were preparing.
  6. Acts 10:11 Or vessel.
  7. Acts 10:23 It was extremely unusual for a Jew to invite a Gentile into the house, much less offer lodging.
  8. Acts 10:25 Or prostrated himself in reverence.
  9. Acts 10:36 Or the gospel of peace.