Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

希伯来书 11

论信心

1信心是对盼望的事有把握,对还没看见的事很确定。 古人因有这样的信心而得到了赞许。 我们凭信心知道宇宙是借着上帝的话造成的,所以看得见的是从看不见的造出来的。

亚伯凭信心向上帝献祭,比该隐所献的更美,蒙了上帝的悦纳,被称为义人。他虽然死了,却仍然借着信心说话。

以诺因为信而被接到天上,没有经历死亡。世人找不到他,因为上帝已经把他接走了。其实他在被接之前,已经得到了肯定,是一个蒙上帝喜悦的人。 没有信心的人不能得到上帝的喜悦,因为来到上帝面前的人必须相信上帝存在,并相信祂会赏赐一切寻求祂的人。

挪亚因为有信心,在上帝指示他未来要发生的事之后,就怀着敬畏的心建造方舟,来救全家的人。他借着信心定了那个世代的罪,并承受了因信而来的义。

亚伯拉罕因为有信心,听到上帝的呼召后,就遵命前往他将要承受为产业的地方,但他出发的时候还不知道自己要去哪里。 他凭信心像异乡人一样寄居在上帝应许给他的地方。他住在帐篷里,与同受一个应许的以撒和雅各一样。 10 因为他盼望的是一座有根基的城,是由上帝设计、建造的。

11 撒拉过了生育年龄后凭信心仍然得到了孕育后代的能力,因为她认定赐她应许的上帝言出必行。 12 所以,从一个垂暮之年的人生出许多子孙,好像天上的星、海边的沙那么多。

13 这些人到死都满怀信心。他们虽然没有得到上帝所应许的,却从远处望见了,就欢喜快乐,承认自己在世上不过是寄居的异乡人。 14 他们抱这样的态度,表明他们正在寻找一个家乡。 15 如果他们想念的是自己离开的家乡,就找机会回去了。 16 然而,他们渴慕的是天上更美的家乡。所以,上帝不以被他们称为上帝为耻,因为祂已经为他们预备了一座城。

17 亚伯拉罕被试验时凭信心把以撒献为祭物,承受应许的亚伯拉罕当时献上了自己的独生子。 18 论到这儿子,上帝曾说:“以撒生的才可算为你的后裔。” 19 他认定上帝能使死人复活,从象征意义上说,他也确实从死亡中得回了以撒。

20 以撒凭信心指着将来的事为雅各和以扫祝福。

21 雅各凭信心在临终之时分别为约瑟的两个儿子祝福,并拄着拐杖敬拜上帝。

22 约瑟临终之时凭信心提到以色列人将来要离开埃及,并交代要如何处理自己的骸骨。

23 摩西生下来时,他父母见他长得俊美,就凭信心把他藏了三个月,不怕违抗王的命令。

24 摩西长大成人后,凭信心拒绝做法老之女的儿子, 25 宁愿与上帝的子民一同受苦,也不肯享受一时的罪中之乐。 26 在他眼中,为基督所受的凌辱远比埃及的财富更有价值,因为他盼望的是将来的赏赐。 27 他凭信心离开埃及,不怕王的愤怒。他坚忍不拔,好像看见了肉眼不能看见的主。 28 他凭信心守逾越节,行洒血的礼,免得那位杀长子的伤害以色列人。

29 以色列人凭信心渡过红海,如履干地,埃及人试图过去,却被海水淹没。 30 以色列人凭信心绕着耶利哥城走了七天,城墙就倒塌了。

31 妓女喇合凭信心善待以色列的探子,没有与那些不顺服的人一同灭亡。

32 我还要再说下去吗?我没有时间一一细说基甸、巴拉、参孙、耶弗他、大卫、撒母耳和众先知的事了。 33 他们凭信心战胜了敌国,行了公义,得到了应许,堵住了狮子的口, 34 熄灭了猛烈的火焰,刀下逃生,由软弱变为刚强,作战勇猛,击退外敌。

35 有些妇女得回了从死里复活的亲人;有些人受尽严刑拷打,仍不肯苟且偷生,为要得到一个复活后更美好的生命。 36 有些人遭受戏弄和鞭打,还有些人遭受捆锁和囚禁。 37 他们被人用石头打死,受威逼利诱[a],被锯成两截,丧生刀剑之下,披着绵羊和山羊的皮四处奔跑,受尽贫乏、迫害和虐待, 38 在旷野、群山、山洞和地穴中漂流不定。他们是世界不配有的!

39 这些人都因信心而获得赞许,但他们并未得到上帝的应许, 40 因为上帝为我们预备了更美的,要叫他们与我们一同得到才算完美。

Notas al pie

  1. 11:37 有圣经抄本在此处无“受威逼利诱”。

Amplified Bible

Hebrews 11

The Triumphs of Faith

1Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses]. For by this [kind of] faith the [a]men of old gained [divine] approval.

By faith [that is, with an inherent trust and enduring confidence in the power, wisdom and goodness of God] we understand that the worlds (universe, ages) were framed and created [formed, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose] by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which it was testified of him that he was righteous (upright, in right standing with God), and God testified by accepting his gifts. And though he died, yet through [this act of] faith he still speaks. By faith [that pleased God] Enoch was caught up and taken to heaven so that he would not have a glimpse of death; and he was not found because God had taken him; for even before he was taken [to heaven], he received the testimony [still on record] that he had walked with God and pleased Him. But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him. By faith [with confidence in God and His word] Noah, being warned by God about events not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his family. By this [act of obedience] he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness which comes by faith.

By faith Abraham, when he was called [by God], obeyed by going to a place which he was to receive as an inheritance; and he went, not knowing where he was going. By faith he lived as a foreigner in the promised land, as in a strange land, living in tents [as nomads] with Isaac and Jacob, who were fellow heirs of the same promise. 10 For he was [waiting expectantly and confidently] looking forward to the city which has foundations, [an eternal, heavenly city] whose architect and builder is God. 11 By faith even Sarah herself received the ability to conceive [a child], even [when she was long] past the normal age for it, because she considered Him who had given her the promise to be reliable and true [to His word]. 12 So from one man, though he was [physically] as good as dead, were born as many descendants as the stars of heaven in number, and innumerable as the sand on the seashore.

13 All these died in faith [guided and sustained by it], without receiving the [tangible fulfillment of God’s] promises, only having seen (anticipated) them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. 14 Now those who say such things make it clear that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 And if they had been thinking of that country from which they departed [as their true home], they would have had [a continuing] opportunity to return. 16 But the truth is that they were longing for a better country, that is, a heavenly one. For that reason God is not ashamed [of them or] to be called their God [even to be surnamed their God—the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob]; for He has prepared a city for them.

17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested [that is, as the testing of his faith was still in progress], [b]offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises [of God] was ready to sacrifice his only son [of promise]; 18 to whom it was said, “Through Isaac your descendants shall be called.” 19 For he considered [it reasonable to believe] that God was able to raise Isaac even from among the dead. [Indeed, in the sense that he was prepared to sacrifice Isaac in obedience to God] Abraham did receive him back [from the dead] figuratively speaking. 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau [believing what God revealed to him], even regarding things to come. 21 By faith Jacob, as he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and bowed in worship, leaning on the top of his staff. 22 By faith Joseph, when he was dying, referred to [the promise of God for] the exodus of the sons of Israel [from Egypt], and gave instructions concerning [the burial of] his bones [in the land of the promise].

23 By faith Moses, after his birth, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful and divinely favored child; and they were not afraid of the king’s (Pharaoh’s) decree. 24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25 because he preferred to endure the hardship of the people of God rather than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin. 26 He considered the reproach of the [c]Christ [that is, the rebuke he would suffer for his faithful obedience to God] to be greater wealth than all the treasures of Egypt; for he looked ahead to the reward [promised by God]. 27 By faith he left Egypt, being unafraid of the wrath of the king; for he endured [steadfastly], as seeing Him who is unseen. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood [on the doorposts], so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch them (the firstborn of Israel). 29 By faith the people [of Israel] crossed the Red Sea as though they were passing through dry land; but when the Egyptians attempted it they were drowned.

30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days [by Joshua and the sons of Israel]. 31 By faith Rahab the prostitute was not destroyed along with those who were disobedient, because she had welcomed the spies [sent by the sons of Israel] in peace.

32 And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, 33 who by faith [that is, with an enduring trust in God and His promises] subdued kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promised blessings, closed the mouths of lions, 34 extinguished the power of [raging] fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became mighty and unbeatable in battle, putting enemy forces to flight. 35 Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured [to death], refusing to accept release [offered on the condition of denying their faith], so that they would be resurrected to a better life; 36 and others experienced the trial of mocking and scourging [amid torture], and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned [to death], they were sawn in two, they were lured with tempting offers [to renounce their faith], they were put to death by the sword; they went about wrapped in the skins of sheep and goats, utterly destitute, oppressed, cruelly treated 38 (people of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and [living in] caves and holes in the ground.

39 And all of these, though they gained [divine] approval through their faith, did not receive [the fulfillment of] what was promised, 40 because God had us in mind and had something better for us, so that they [these men and women of authentic faith] would not be made perfect [that is, completed in Him] apart from us.

Notas al pie

  1. Hebrews 11:2 I.e. those men and women who were faithful to God before the old covenant and those faithful to God after its establishment, those mentioned in this chapter.
  2. Hebrews 11:17 Lit has offered. Even though Abraham did not follow through with the sacrifice per the fact that it was a test from God, from Abraham’s perspective the offering was completed although he did not physically offer Isaac.
  3. Hebrews 11:26 The author is probably suggesting two things here: 1) Moses’ reproach was like what was endured by Jesus in His suffering and death, and 2) Moses’ reproach was for the sake of Christ. Whether typology is involved here is debated.