Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

约翰福音 10

好牧人

1耶稣说:“我实实在在地告诉你们,不从门进羊圈而从别处爬进去的人就是贼,是强盗。 从门进去的才是羊的牧人, 看门的会给他开门,羊也听他的声音。他按名字叫自己的羊,把它们领出来。 领出来之后,自己便走在前面,羊群也跟着他,因为羊认得他的声音。 羊从不跟随陌生人,见了陌生人就逃跑,因为它们不认得陌生人的声音。”

耶稣讲了这个比喻,但听的人都不明白祂的意思。 于是祂又说:“我实实在在地告诉你们,我就是羊的门。 在我以前来的,都是贼,是强盗,羊不听从他们。 我就是门,从我进来的必定得救,并且会安然出入,找到草吃。 10 盗贼来,无非是要偷窃、杀害、毁坏。但我来是要羊得生命,并且得到丰盛的生命。

11 “我是好牧人,好牧人为羊舍命。 12 如果是雇工,不是牧人,羊也不是他的,狼一来,他必撇下羊逃命。狼就会抓住羊,把羊群驱散。 13 他逃走,因为他是雇工,并不在乎羊。 14 我是好牧人,我认识我的羊,我的羊也认识我, 15 正如父认识我,我也认识父,并且我为羊舍命。 16 我还有别的羊不在这羊圈里,我必须领他们回来,他们也必听我的声音。这样,我所有的羊将要合成一群,由一个牧人来带领。 17 父爱我,因为我舍弃自己的生命,为了再得回生命。 18 没有人能夺走我的生命,我是甘心舍弃的。我有权舍弃,也有权得回,这是我从父那里得到的命令。”

19 犹太人因这番话又起了纷争。 20 他们当中好些人说:“祂被鬼附身了!祂疯了!何必听祂的?”

21 又有些人说:“被鬼附身的人不会说这种话的,鬼能医好瞎眼的人吗?”

被犹太人弃绝

22 耶路撒冷庆祝修殿节的时候到了,是在冬天。 23 当耶稣走过圣殿的所罗门廊时, 24 一群犹太人围着祂说:“你让我们困惑、猜疑要到什么时候呢?如果你是基督,就清楚地告诉我们吧!”

25 耶稣回答说:“我已经告诉你们了,你们却不信。我奉我父的名所行的神迹也为我做见证, 26 只是你们不肯相信,因为你们不是我的羊。 27 我的羊听我的声音,我也认识他们,他们也跟随我。 28 我要赐他们永生,他们永不灭亡。没有人能从我的手里把他们抢走。 29 我父把羊赐给我,祂比万物都大,没有人能从祂手中把羊抢走。 30 我和父本为一。”

31 于是犹太人又拿起石头要打祂。 32 耶稣就问他们:“我将许多从父而来的美善之事显给你们看,你们为了哪一件事拿石头打我呢?”

33 犹太人回答说:“我们不是因为你做的善事打你,而是因为你说了亵渎的话,你是人,却把自己当作上帝。”

34 耶稣说:“你们的律法书上不是写着‘我曾说你们都是神’吗? 35 圣经上的话是不能废的,既然上帝称那些承受祂道的人为神, 36 那么我是父分别出来又差到世上来的,我说自己是上帝的儿子,难道是亵渎吗? 37 如果我不做我父的事,你们不必信我。 38 但如果我做了,你们纵然不信我,也应该相信我所做的事,这样你们就会知道、领悟父在我里面,我也在父里面。”

39 他们又要抓耶稣,但祂从他们手中逃脱了。

40 后来,耶稣到了约旦河东岸约翰从前施洗的地方,在那里住下来。 41 许多人来到祂那里。他们说:“虽然约翰没有行过神迹,可是约翰所说关于这人的事全是真的。” 42 在那里许多人信了耶稣。

The Message

John 10

He Calls His Sheep by Name

11-5 “Let me set this before you as plainly as I can. If a person climbs over or through the fence of a sheep pen instead of going through the gate, you know he’s up to no good—a sheep rustler! The shepherd walks right up to the gate. The gatekeeper opens the gate to him and the sheep recognize his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he gets them all out, he leads them and they follow because they are familiar with his voice. They won’t follow a stranger’s voice but will scatter because they aren’t used to the sound of it.”

6-10 Jesus told this simple story, but they had no idea what he was talking about. So he tried again. “I’ll be explicit, then. I am the Gate for the sheep. All those others are up to no good—sheep stealers, every one of them. But the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the Gate. Anyone who goes through me will be cared for—will freely go in and out, and find pasture. A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.

11-13 “I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd puts the sheep before himself, sacrifices himself if necessary. A hired man is not a real shepherd. The sheep mean nothing to him. He sees a wolf come and runs for it, leaving the sheep to be ravaged and scattered by the wolf. He’s only in it for the money. The sheep don’t matter to him.

14-18 “I am the Good Shepherd. I know my own sheep and my own sheep know me. In the same way, the Father knows me and I know the Father. I put the sheep before myself, sacrificing myself if necessary. You need to know that I have other sheep in addition to those in this pen. I need to gather and bring them, too. They’ll also recognize my voice. Then it will be one flock, one Shepherd. This is why the Father loves me: because I freely lay down my life. And so I am free to take it up again. No one takes it from me. I lay it down of my own free will. I have the right to lay it down; I also have the right to take it up again. I received this authority personally from my Father.”

19-21 This kind of talk caused another split in the Jewish ranks. A lot of them were saying, “He’s crazy, a maniac—out of his head completely. Why bother listening to him?” But others weren’t so sure: “These aren’t the words of a crazy man. Can a ‘maniac’ open blind eyes?”

22-24 They were celebrating Hanukkah just then in Jerusalem. It was winter. Jesus was strolling in the Temple across Solomon’s Porch. The Jews, circling him, said, “How long are you going to keep us guessing? If you’re the Messiah, tell us straight out.”

25-30 Jesus answered, “I told you, but you don’t believe. Everything I have done has been authorized by my Father, actions that speak louder than words. You don’t believe because you’re not my sheep. My sheep recognize my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them real and eternal life. They are protected from the Destroyer for good. No one can steal them from out of my hand. The Father who put them under my care is so much greater than the Destroyer and Thief. No one could ever get them away from him. I and the Father are one heart and mind.”

31-32 Again the Jews picked up rocks to throw at him. Jesus said, “I have made a present to you from the Father of a great many good actions. For which of these acts do you stone me?”

33 The Jews said, “We’re not stoning you for anything good you did, but for what you said—this blasphemy of calling yourself God.”

34-38 Jesus said, “I’m only quoting your inspired Scriptures, where God said, ‘I tell you—you are gods.’ If God called your ancestors ‘gods’—and Scripture doesn’t lie—why do you yell, ‘Blasphemer! Blasphemer!’ at the unique One the Father consecrated and sent into the world, just because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I don’t do the things my Father does, well and good; don’t believe me. But if I am doing them, put aside for a moment what you hear me say about myself and just take the evidence of the actions that are right before your eyes. Then perhaps things will come together for you, and you’ll see that not only are we doing the same thing, we are the same—Father and Son. He is in me; I am in him.”

39-42 They tried yet again to arrest him, but he slipped through their fingers. He went back across the Jordan to the place where John first baptized, and stayed there. A lot of people followed him over. They were saying, “John did no miracles, but everything he said about this man has come true.” Many believed in him then and there.