Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

马可福音 1

施洗者约翰预备道路

1有关上帝的儿子耶稣基督的福音是这样开始的。

以赛亚先知书上说:
“看啊,
我要差遣我的使者在你前面为你预备道路。
他在旷野大声呼喊,
‘预备主的道,
修直祂的路。’”

果然,约翰出现了,他在旷野劝人悔改,接受洗礼,使罪得到赦免。 犹太全境和耶路撒冷的居民都到约翰面前承认他们的罪,在约旦河里接受他的洗礼。

约翰身穿骆驼毛的衣服,腰束皮带,吃的是蝗虫和野蜜。 他传道说:“在我之后,有一位能力比我更大的要来,我连弯腰替祂解鞋带也不配。 我是用水给你们施洗,但祂要用圣灵给你们施洗。”

耶稣受洗

那时,耶稣从加利利的拿撒勒来约旦河接受约翰的洗礼。 10 耶稣从水中一上来,就看见天开了,圣灵好像鸽子一样降在祂身上, 11 从天上有声音说:“你是我的爱子,我甚喜悦你。”

耶稣受试探

12 圣灵随即催促祂到旷野。 13 祂在旷野受撒旦的试探四十天。祂与野兽在一起,有天使服侍祂。

呼召四渔夫

14 约翰被捕后,耶稣来到加利利宣讲上帝的福音,说: 15 “时候到了,上帝的国临近了,你们要悔改,相信福音。”

16 耶稣沿着加利利湖边走,看见两个渔夫——西门和他的弟弟安得烈正在湖上撒网捕鱼。 17 耶稣对他们说:“来跟从我!我要使你们成为得人的渔夫。” 18 他们立刻抛下渔网,跟从了耶稣。

19 耶稣往前走了不远,又看见西庇太的两个儿子雅各和约翰正在船上补网, 20 便立刻呼召他们。他们就辞别父亲和船上的工人,跟从了耶稣。

传道赶鬼

21 他们到了迦百农,耶稣在安息日去会堂里讲道。 22 那里的人都很吃惊,因为祂教导他们时像个有权柄的人,不像律法教师。 23 当时会堂里有一个被污鬼附身的人喊道: 24 “拿撒勒的耶稣啊,我们和你有什么关系?你是来毁灭我们吗?我知道你是谁,你是上帝的圣者!”

25 耶稣责备它说:“住口,从他身上出来!”

26 污鬼使那人抽搐了一阵,大叫一声,就出来了。 27 在场的人十分惊讶,彼此议论说:“这是怎么回事?真是充满权柄的新教导啊!竟然连污鬼都服从祂的命令。” 28 于是,耶稣的名声立刻传遍了整个加利利。

医病赶鬼

29 耶稣同雅各和约翰离开会堂,来到西门和安得烈家。 30 当时西门的岳母正发烧,躺在床上,他们立刻把这事告诉耶稣。 31 耶稣走到她的床边,拉着她的手扶她起来,她的烧立刻退了,便起来服侍他们。

32 日落之后,有人把病人和被鬼附身的人都带来见耶稣。 33 全城的人都聚在门前。 34 耶稣医好了许多患各种疾病的人,又赶出很多鬼。祂不准鬼说话,因为鬼认识祂。

在加利利传道

35 第二天清早,天还没亮,耶稣就起来独自走到旷野去祷告。 36 西门和同伴们四处寻找耶稣, 37 找到了,便对祂说:“大家都在找你呢!”

38 耶稣却回答说:“我们到附近的乡镇去吧,我也好在那里传道,因为我就是为这事来的。”

39 于是,耶稣走遍加利利,在各会堂传道,赶鬼。

治好麻风病人

40 有一次,一个患麻风病的人来到耶稣面前,跪下央求:“只要你肯,一定能使我洁净。”

41 耶稣动了慈心,就伸手摸他,说:“我肯,你洁净了吧!” 42 那人的麻风病立即消失了,他就洁净了。 43 耶稣让他回去并郑重地叮嘱: 44 “不要把这事告诉别人,要去让祭司察看你的身体,并照摩西的规定献祭,向众人证明你已经洁净了。”

45 但那人离开之后,却到处传扬这件事,以致耶稣无法再公开进城。祂只能待在城外的旷野,可是人们仍从各处来找祂。

The Message

Mark 1

John the Baptizer

11-3 The good news of Jesus Christ—the Message!—begins here, following to the letter the scroll of the prophet Isaiah.

Watch closely: I’m sending my preacher ahead of you;
He’ll make the road smooth for you.
Thunder in the desert!
Prepare for God’s arrival!
Make the road smooth and straight!

4-6 John the Baptizer appeared in the wild, preaching a baptism of life-change that leads to forgiveness of sins. People thronged to him from Judea and Jerusalem and, as they confessed their sins, were baptized by him in the Jordan River into a changed life. John wore a camel-hair habit, tied at the waist with a leather belt. He ate locusts and wild field honey.

7-8 As he preached he said, “The real action comes next: The star in this drama, to whom I’m a mere stagehand, will change your life. I’m baptizing you here in the river, turning your old life in for a kingdom life. His baptism—a holy baptism by the Holy Spirit—will change you from the inside out.”

9-11 At this time, Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. The moment he came out of the water, he saw the sky split open and God’s Spirit, looking like a dove, come down on him. Along with the Spirit, a voice: “You are my Son, chosen and marked by my love, pride of my life.”

God’s Kingdom Is Here

12-13 At once, this same Spirit pushed Jesus out into the wild. For forty wilderness days and nights he was tested by Satan. Wild animals were his companions, and angels took care of him.

14-15 After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee preaching the Message of God: “Time’s up! God’s kingdom is here. Change your life and believe the Message.”

16-18 Passing along the beach of Lake Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew net-fishing. Fishing was their regular work. Jesus said to them, “Come with me. I’ll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. I’ll show you how to catch men and women instead of perch and bass.” They didn’t ask questions. They dropped their nets and followed.

19-20 A dozen yards or so down the beach, he saw the brothers James and John, Zebedee’s sons. They were in the boat, mending their fishnets. Right off, he made the same offer. Immediately, they left their father Zebedee, the boat, and the hired hands, and followed.

Confident Teaching

21-22 Then they entered Capernaum. When the Sabbath arrived, Jesus lost no time in getting to the meeting place. He spent the day there teaching. They were surprised at his teaching—so forthright, so confident—not quibbling and quoting like the religion scholars.

23-24 Suddenly, while still in the meeting place, he was interrupted by a man who was deeply disturbed and yelling out, “What business do you have here with us, Jesus? Nazarene! I know what you’re up to! You’re the Holy One of God, and you’ve come to destroy us!”

25-26 Jesus shut him up: “Quiet! Get out of him!” The afflicting spirit threw the man into spasms, protesting loudly—and got out.

27-28 Everyone there was incredulous, buzzing with curiosity. “What’s going on here? A new teaching that does what it says? He shuts up defiling, demonic spirits and sends them packing!” News of this traveled fast and was soon all over Galilee.

29-31 Directly on leaving the meeting place, they came to Simon and Andrew’s house, accompanied by James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law was sick in bed, burning up with fever. They told Jesus. He went to her, took her hand, and raised her up. No sooner had the fever left than she was up fixing dinner for them.

32-34 That evening, after the sun was down, they brought sick and evil-afflicted people to him, the whole city lined up at his door! He cured their sick bodies and tormented spirits. Because the demons knew his true identity, he didn’t let them say a word.

The Leper

35-37 While it was still night, way before dawn, he got up and went out to a secluded spot and prayed. Simon and those with him went looking for him. They found him and said, “Everybody’s looking for you.”

38-39 Jesus said, “Let’s go to the rest of the villages so I can preach there also. This is why I’ve come.” He went to their meeting places all through Galilee, preaching and throwing out the demons.

40 A leper came to him, begging on his knees, “If you want to, you can cleanse me.”

41-45 Deeply moved, Jesus put out his hand, touched him, and said, “I want to. Be clean.” Then and there the leprosy was gone, his skin smooth and healthy. Jesus dismissed him with strict orders: “Say nothing to anyone. Take the offering for cleansing that Moses prescribed and present yourself to the priest. This will validate your healing to the people.” But as soon as the man was out of earshot, he told everyone he met what had happened, spreading the news all over town. So Jesus kept to out-of-the-way places, no longer able to move freely in and out of the city. But people found him, and came from all over.