Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

马太福音 23

谴责律法教师和法利赛人

1随后,耶稣对百姓和门徒说: “律法教师和法利赛人坐在摩西的位子上讲授律法。 你们要谨遵他们的教导,但不要效法他们的行为,因为他们言行不一。 他们捆好重担放在别人肩上,而自己连一根指头也不肯动!

“他们的所作所为是为了给人看的,他们把额上佩戴的经文盒子加宽了,又将衣裳的穗边加长了。 他们喜欢宴席中的上座和会堂里的首位。 他们喜欢别人在街市上问候他们,称呼他们为老师[a] 但你们不要让别人称呼你们为老师,因为你们只有一位老师,你们彼此都是弟兄。 不要称呼地上的人为父亲,因为你们只有一位父亲,祂在天上。 10 不要让人称你们为导师,因为你们只有一位导师——基督。 11 你们当中谁最伟大,谁就要做你们的仆人。 12 自高的人必遭贬抑,谦卑的人必得尊荣。

13 “虚伪的律法教师和法利赛人啊,你们有祸了!因为你们当着人们的面关闭天国之门,自己不进去,也不让别人进去。

14 “虚伪的律法教师和法利赛人啊,你们有祸了!因为你们侵吞寡妇的财产,还假意做冗长的祷告。因此,你们会受到更严厉的刑罚。[b]

15 “虚伪的律法教师和法利赛人啊,你们有祸了!因为你们走遍海洋和陆地去引人入教,等人入了教,却使他沦为地狱之子,比你们还坏一倍。

16 “瞎眼的向导啊,你们有祸了!你们说,‘指着圣殿发誓,不算数;但是指着圣殿里的金子发誓,就要遵守誓言。’ 17 无知的瞎子啊!金子重要呢?还是使金子神圣的圣殿重要呢? 18 你们又说,‘指着祭坛发誓不算数,但是指着坛上的供物发誓,就要遵守誓言。’ 19 瞎眼的人啊!供物重要呢?还是使供物神圣的祭坛重要呢? 20 其实指着祭坛发誓,就是指着祭坛和坛上的一切东西发誓。 21 指着圣殿发誓,就是指着圣殿和住在里面的上帝发誓。 22 指着天发誓,就是指着上帝的宝座和坐在宝座上的那位发誓。

23 “虚伪的律法教师和法利赛人啊,你们有祸了!你们把薄荷、茴香、芹菜献上十分之一,却忽略了律法中更重要的事——公正、怜悯、信实。后者是你们本该做的,前者也不可忽略。 24 瞎眼的向导啊!你们滤出蚊虫,却吞下骆驼。

25 “虚伪的律法教师和法利赛人啊,你们有祸了!你们洗净杯盘的外面,里面却盛满了贪婪和放纵。 26 瞎眼的法利赛人啊!要先洗净杯盘的里面,好让外面也干净。[c]

27 “虚伪的律法教师和法利赛人啊,你们有祸了!你们好像粉饰的坟墓,外表好看,里面却装满了死人的骨头和各样污秽之物。 28 你们虚有公义的外表,内心却充满了各种的虚伪和罪恶。

29 “虚伪的律法教师和法利赛人啊,你们有祸了!你们为先知建墓,为义人修碑,并且说, 30 ‘如果我们活在我们祖先的时代,绝不会和他们一起去杀害先知。’ 31 这样,你们自己证明自己是杀害先知之人的后代。 32 去填满你们祖先的罪恶吧! 33 你们这些蛇,这些毒蛇的后代啊,你们怎能逃脱地狱的刑罚呢?

34 “看啊,我派先知、智者和律法教师到你们当中,有的会遭到你们的杀害,被你们钉在十字架上;有的会在会堂里被你们鞭打,被你们从这城追到那城。 35 因此,所有义人在地上所流的血,就是从义人亚伯的血,直到你们在圣所和祭坛之间所杀的巴拉加的儿子撒迦利亚的血,都要归到你们身上。 36 我实在告诉你们,这一切的罪责都要归到这个世代。

为耶路撒冷哀叹

37 “耶路撒冷啊!耶路撒冷啊!你常杀害先知,又用石头打死派到你那里的使者。我多次想要招聚你的儿女,像母鸡将小鸡聚集在翅膀底下,可是你们却不肯。 38 看啊!你们的家园将一片荒凉。 39 我告诉你们,从现在起,直到你们说‘奉主名来的当受称颂’那天之前,你们再也见不到我了。”

Notas al pie

  1. 23:7 老师”希腊文是“拉比”,特指犹太教的老师。
  2. 23:14 有些古卷无:“虚伪的律法教师和法利赛人啊,你们有祸了!因为你们侵吞寡妇的财产,还假意做冗长的祷告。因此,你们会受到更严厉的刑罚。”
  3. 23:26 意思是:“里面的思想先干净了,外在的言行才会真正干净。”

New International Version - UK

Matthew 23

A warning against hypocrisy

1Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: ‘The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practise what they preach. They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.

‘Everything they do is done for people to see: they make their phylacteries[a] wide and the tassels on their garments long; they love the place of honour at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; they love to be greeted with respect in the market-places and to be called “Rabbi” by others.

‘But you are not to be called “Rabbi”, for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth “father”, for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. 10 Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. 11 The greatest among you will be your servant. 12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

Seven woes on the teachers of the law and the Pharisees

13 ‘Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. [b]

15 ‘Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are.

16 ‘Woe to you, blind guides! You say, “If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gold of the temple is bound by that oath.” 17 You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred? 18 You also say, “If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gift on the altar is bound by that oath.” 19 You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred? 20 Therefore, anyone who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. 21 And anyone who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it. 22 And anyone who swears by heaven swears by God’s throne and by the one who sits on it.

23 ‘Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices – mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law – justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practised the latter, without neglecting the former. 24 You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.

25 ‘Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26 Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.

27 ‘Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. 28 In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.

29 ‘Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. 30 And you say, “If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.” 31 So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Go ahead, then, and complete what your ancestors started!

33 ‘You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? 34 Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. 35 And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36 Truly I tell you, all this will come upon this generation.

37 ‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. 38 Look, your house is left to you desolate. 39 For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”[c]

Notas al pie

  1. Matthew 23:5 That is, boxes containing Scripture verses, worn on forehead and arm
  2. Matthew 23:14 Some manuscripts include here words similar to Mark 12:40 and Luke 20:47.
  3. Matthew 23:39 Psalm 118:26