Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

路加福音 1

11-2 提阿非罗大人,已经有很多人根据最初的目击者和传道者给我们的口述,把我们中间发生的事记载下来。 我把一切事情从头至尾仔细查考之后,决定按次序写出来, 使你知道自己所学的道都是有真凭实据的。

天使预告施洗者约翰出生

犹太王希律执政期间,亚比雅的班里有位祭司名叫撒迦利亚,他妻子伊丽莎白是亚伦的后裔。 夫妻二人遵行主的一切诫命和条例,无可指责,在上帝眼中是义人。 但他们没有孩子,因为伊丽莎白不能生育,二人又年纪老迈。

有一天,轮到撒迦利亚他们那一班祭司当值, 他们按照祭司的规矩抽签,抽中撒迦利亚到主的殿里去烧香。 10 众百姓都在外面祷告。 11 那时,主的天使在香坛的右边向撒迦利亚显现, 12 撒迦利亚见了,惊慌害怕起来。

13 天使对他说:“撒迦利亚,不要害怕,你的祷告已蒙垂听。你的妻子伊丽莎白要为你生一个儿子,你要给他取名叫约翰。 14 你必欢喜快乐,许多人也会因为他的诞生而欣喜雀跃, 15 因为他将成为主伟大的仆人。他必滴酒不沾,并且在母腹里就被圣灵充满。 16 他将劝导许多以色列人回心转意,归顺主——他们的上帝。 17 他将以先知以利亚的心志和能力做主的先锋,使父亲的心转向儿女,使叛逆的人回转、顺从义人的智慧,为主预备合用的子民。”

18 撒迦利亚对天使说:“我已经老了,我的妻子也上了年纪,我如何知道这是真的呢?” 19 天使回答说:“我是侍立在上帝面前的加百列,奉命来向你报这喜讯。 20 我说的这些话到时候必定应验。但因为你不肯相信我的话,所以这事成就以前,你将变成哑巴,不能说话。”

21 人们在等候撒迦利亚,见他在圣殿里迟迟不出来,都感到奇怪。 22 后来他出来了,却成了哑巴,不能说话,只能打手势,大家意识到他在圣殿里看见了异象。 23 撒迦利亚供职期满,就回家去了。 24 不久,伊丽莎白果然怀了孕,她有五个月闭门不出。 25 她说:“主真是眷顾我,除掉了我不生育的羞耻。”

天使预告耶稣降生

26 伊丽莎白怀孕六个月的时候,天使加百列又奉上帝的命令到加利利的拿撒勒, 27 去见一位童贞女,她叫玛丽亚。玛丽亚已经和大卫的后裔约瑟订了婚。

28 天使到了玛丽亚那里,说:“恭喜你,蒙大恩的女子,主与你同在!”

29 玛丽亚听了觉得十分困惑,反复思想这话的意思。

30 天使对她说:“玛丽亚,不要害怕,你在上帝面前已经蒙恩了。 31 你要怀孕生子,并给祂取名叫耶稣。 32 祂伟大无比,将被称为至高者的儿子,主上帝要把祂祖先大卫的王位赐给祂。 33 祂要永远统治以色列[a],祂的国度永无穷尽。”

34 玛丽亚对天使说:“这怎么可能呢?我还是童贞女。”

35 天使回答说:“圣灵要临到你身上,至高者的能力要荫庇你,所以你要生的那圣婴必称为上帝的儿子。 36 看啊,你的亲戚伊丽莎白年纪老迈,一向不能生育,现在已经怀男胎六个月了。 37 因为上帝无所不能。”

38 玛丽亚说:“我是主的婢女,愿你所说的话在我身上成就。”于是天使离开了她。

玛丽亚看望伊丽莎白

39 不久,玛丽亚便动身赶到犹太山区的一座城, 40 进了撒迦利亚的家,向伊丽莎白请安。 41 伊丽莎白一听见玛丽亚的问安,腹中的胎儿便跳动起来,伊丽莎白被圣灵充满, 42 高声喊着说:“在妇女中你是最蒙福的!你腹中的孩子也是蒙福的! 43 我主的母亲来探望我,我怎么敢当呢? 44 我一听到你问安的声音,腹中的孩子就欢喜跳动。 45 相信主所说的话必实现的女子有福了!”

46 玛丽亚说:
“我的心尊主为大,
47 我的灵因我的救主上帝而欢喜,
48 因祂眷顾我这卑微的婢女,
从今以后,
世世代代都要称我是有福的。
49 全能者在我身上行了奇事,
祂的名是神圣的。
50 祂怜悯敬畏祂的人,
直到世世代代。
51 祂伸出臂膀,施展大能,
驱散心骄气傲的人。
52 祂使当权者失势,
叫谦卑的人升高。
53 祂使饥饿的得饱足,
叫富足的空手而去。
54 祂扶助了自己的仆人以色列,
55 祂要施怜悯给亚伯拉罕和他的子孙,
直到永远,
正如祂对我们祖先的应许。”

56 玛丽亚和伊丽莎白同住了约三个月,便回家去了。

施洗者约翰出生

57 伊丽莎白的产期到了,生下一个儿子。 58 亲戚和邻居听见主向她大施怜悯,都和她一同欢乐。 59 到了第八天,他们来给孩子行割礼,想照他父亲的名字给他取名叫撒迦利亚。

60 但伊丽莎白说:“不!要叫他约翰。”

61 他们说:“你们家族中没有人用这个名字啊!” 62 他们便向他父亲打手势,问他要给孩子起什么名字。 63 撒迦利亚就要了一块写字板,写上:“他的名字叫约翰。”大家看了都很惊奇。 64 就在那时,撒迦利亚恢复了说话的能力,便开口赞美上帝。 65 住在周围的人都很惧怕,这消息很快就传遍了整个犹太山区。 66 听见的人都在想:“这孩子将来会怎样呢?因为主与他同在。”

撒迦利亚的预言

67 孩子的父亲撒迦利亚被圣灵充满,便预言说:

68 “主——以色列的上帝当受称颂,
因祂眷顾、救赎了自己的子民,
69 在祂仆人大卫的家族中为我们兴起了一位大能的拯救者[b]
70 正如祂从亘古借着祂圣先知们的口所说的。
71 祂要从仇敌和一切恨我们之人手中拯救我们。
72 祂怜悯我们的祖先,
持守自己的圣约,
73 就是祂对我们的先祖亚伯拉罕所起的誓,
74 要把我们从仇敌手中拯救出来,
75 使我们一生一世在圣洁和公义中坦然无惧地事奉祂。
76 至于你,我的儿子啊!
你将要被称为至高者的先知,
因为你要走在主的前面,
为祂预备道路,
77 使百姓因罪得赦免而明白救恩的真谛。
78 由于上帝的怜悯,
清晨的曙光必从高天普照我们,
79 照亮那些生活在黑暗中和死亡阴影下的人,
带领我们走平安的道路。”

80 那孩子渐渐长大,心灵强健,在向以色列人公开露面之前,一直住在旷野。

Notas al pie

  1. 1:33 以色列”希腊文是“雅各的家”。
  2. 1:69 拯救者”希腊文是“拯救的角”。

New American Standard Bible

Luke 1

Introduction

1Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things [a]accomplished among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning [b]were eyewitnesses and [c]servants of the [d]word, it seemed fitting for me as well, having [e]investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus; so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been [f]taught.

Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named [g]Zacharias, of the division of [h]Abijah; and he had a wife [i]from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord. But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in [j]years.

Now it happened that while he was performing his priestly service before God in the appointed order of his division, according to the custom of the priestly office, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense. 10 And the whole multitude of the people were in prayer outside at the hour of the incense offering. 11 And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense. 12 Zacharias was troubled when he saw the angel, and fear [k]gripped him. 13 But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will [l]give him the name John. 14 You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth. 15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; and he will drink no wine or liquor, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit [m]while yet in his mother’s womb. 16 And he will turn many of the sons of Israel back to the Lord their God. 17 It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers back to the children, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, so as to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

18 Zacharias said to the angel, “How will I know this for certain? For I am an old man and my wife is advanced in [n]years.” 19 The angel answered and said to him, “I am Gabriel, who [o]stands in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. 20 And behold, you shall be silent and unable to speak until the day when these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time.”

21 The people were waiting for Zacharias, and were wondering at his delay in the temple. 22 But when he came out, he was unable to speak to them; and they realized that he had seen a vision in the temple; and he kept [p]making signs to them, and remained mute. 23 When the days of his priestly service were ended, he went back home.

24 After these days Elizabeth his wife became pregnant, and she [q]kept herself in seclusion for five months, saying, 25 “This is the way the Lord has dealt with me in the days when He looked with favor upon me, to take away my disgrace among men.”

Jesus’ Birth Foretold

26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin [r]engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the [s]descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was [t]Mary. 28 And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, [u]favored one! The Lord [v]is with you.” 29 But she was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was. 30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; 33 and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.” 34 Mary said to the angel, “How [w]can this be, since I [x]am a virgin?” 35 The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the [y]holy Child shall be called the Son of God. 36 And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and [z]she who was called barren is now in her sixth month. 37 For [aa]nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, the [ab]bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

Mary Visits Elizabeth

39 Now [ac]at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city of Judah, 40 and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 And she cried out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 And [ad]how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me? 44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy. 45 And blessed is she who [ae]believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her [af]by the Lord.”

The Magnificat

46 And Mary said:

“My soul [ag]exalts the Lord,
47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
48 “For He has had regard for the humble state of His [ah]bondslave;
For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed.
49 “For the Mighty One has done great things for me;
And holy is His name.
50 And His mercy is [ai]upon generation after generation
Toward those who fear Him.
51 “He has done [aj]mighty deeds with His arm;
He has scattered those who were proud in the [ak]thoughts of their heart.
52 “He has brought down rulers from their thrones,
And has exalted those who were humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things;
And sent away the rich empty-handed.
54 “He has given help to Israel His servant,
[al]In remembrance of His mercy,
55 As He spoke to our fathers,
To Abraham and his [am]descendants forever.”

56 And Mary stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her home.

John Is Born

57 Now the time [an]had come for Elizabeth to give birth, and she gave birth to a son. 58 Her neighbors and her relatives heard that the Lord had [ao]displayed His great mercy toward her; and they were rejoicing with her.

59 And it happened that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to call him Zacharias, [ap]after his father. 60 But his mother answered and said, “No indeed; but he shall be called John.” 61 And they said to her, “There is no one among your relatives who is called by that name.” 62 And they made signs to his father, as to what he wanted him called. 63 And he asked for a tablet and wrote as follows, “His name is John.” And they were all astonished. 64 And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he began to speak in praise of God. 65 Fear came on all those living around them; and all these matters were being talked about in all the hill country of Judea. 66 All who heard them kept them in mind, saying, “What then will this child turn out to be?” For the hand of the Lord was certainly with him.

Zacharias’s Prophecy

67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying:

68 “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,
For He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people,
69 And has raised up a horn of salvation for us
In the house of David His servant—
70 As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from of old—
71 [aq]Salvation from our enemies,
And from the hand of all who hate us;
72 To show mercy toward our fathers,
And to remember His holy covenant,
73 The oath which He swore to Abraham our father,
74 To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies,
Might serve Him without fear,
75 In holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.
76 “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High;
For you will go on before the Lord to prepare His ways;
77 To give to His people the knowledge of salvation
[ar]By the forgiveness of their sins,
78 Because of the tender mercy of our God,
With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
79 To shine upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
To guide our feet into the way of peace.”

80 And the child continued to grow and to become strong in spirit, and he lived in the deserts until the day of his public appearance to Israel.

Notas al pie

  1. Luke 1:1 Or on which there is full conviction
  2. Luke 1:2 Lit became
  3. Luke 1:2 Or ministers
  4. Luke 1:2 I.e. gospel
  5. Luke 1:3 Or followed
  6. Luke 1:4 Or orally instructed in
  7. Luke 1:5 I.e. Zechariah
  8. Luke 1:5 Gr Abia
  9. Luke 1:5 I.e. of priestly descent
  10. Luke 1:7 Lit days
  11. Luke 1:12 Or fell upon
  12. Luke 1:13 Lit call his name
  13. Luke 1:15 Lit from
  14. Luke 1:18 Lit days
  15. Luke 1:19 Lit stand beside
  16. Luke 1:22 Or beckoning to or nodding to
  17. Luke 1:24 Lit was hidden
  18. Luke 1:27 Or betrothed; i.e. the first stage of marriage in Jewish culture, usually lasting for a year before the wedding night. More legal than engagement
  19. Luke 1:27 Lit house
  20. Luke 1:27 Gr Mariam; i.e. Heb Miriam; so throughout Luke
  21. Luke 1:28 Or woman richly blessed
  22. Luke 1:28 Or be
  23. Luke 1:34 Lit will
  24. Luke 1:34 Lit know no man
  25. Luke 1:35 Lit the holy thing begotten
  26. Luke 1:36 Lit this is the sixth month to her who
  27. Luke 1:37 Lit not any word
  28. Luke 1:38 I.e. female slave
  29. Luke 1:39 Lit in these days
  30. Luke 1:43 Lit from where this to me
  31. Luke 1:45 Or believed, because there will be
  32. Luke 1:45 Lit from
  33. Luke 1:46 Lit makes great
  34. Luke 1:48 I.e. female slave
  35. Luke 1:50 Lit unto generations and generations
  36. Luke 1:51 Lit might
  37. Luke 1:51 Lit thought, attitude
  38. Luke 1:54 Lit So as to remember
  39. Luke 1:55 Lit seed
  40. Luke 1:57 Lit was fulfilled
  41. Luke 1:58 Lit magnified
  42. Luke 1:59 Lit after the name of
  43. Luke 1:71 Or Deliverance
  44. Luke 1:77 Or Consisting in