Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

使徒行傳 12

希律王的暴行

1那時,希律王下手殘害教會的一些人, 殺了約翰的哥哥雅各。 他見這樣做能取悅猶太人,便又在除酵節期間拘捕了彼得, 把他關在監裡,由四班衛兵,每班四人輪流看守,想等逾越節[a]過後當眾懲辦他。 彼得被囚期間,教會都迫切地為他向上帝禱告。

彼得神奇出獄

在被希律提審前一夜,彼得被兩條鐵鏈鎖著睡在兩個衛兵中間,門外警衛森嚴。 忽然,有一位主的天使站在彼得身旁,監牢內一片光明,天使拍他的肋旁,把他叫醒,說:「趕快起來!」鐵鏈就從他手上脫落下來。 天使對他說:「束上腰帶,穿好鞋子。」彼得一一照辦。天使又說:「披上外衣,跟我來!」 他跟著天使走出牢房,不知道這一切都是真的,還以為自己看到了異象。 10 他們一路穿過第一道和第二道守衛,來到通往城裡的鐵門,那門竟自動打開了。他們就出來,走過一條街之後,天使便離開了彼得。

11 彼得這才如夢初醒,說:「現在我確定,主派了天使來救我脫離希律的魔掌,不讓猶太人的期望得逞。」 12 他清醒後,便到約翰·馬可的母親瑪麗亞家,很多人正聚集在那裡禱告。

13 彼得在外面敲門,有一個叫羅大的婢女出來應門。 14 她聽出是彼得的聲音,喜出望外,竟然沒有開門就跑進去告訴大家:「彼得在門外!」 15 他們說:「你一定瘋了。」她堅持說:「是真的!」他們就說:「是他的天使吧!」

16 彼得不住地敲門。他們開門看見他,都大吃一驚! 17 彼得擺手示意他們安靜,然後把主怎樣領他出獄的經過告訴大家,又說:「把這事告訴雅各和其他弟兄姊妹。」交待完了,他便離開那裡,往其他地方去了。

18 天亮後,監獄的守衛發現彼得不見了,頓時一片騷動。 19 希律派人四處搜捕,一無所獲,於是親自審問看守彼得的衛兵,下令處決他們。後來希律離開猶太,下到凱撒利亞,並住在那裡。

希律的下場

20 希律對泰爾和西頓的人非常惱火。於是,他們聯合起來去見他,先取得宮廷總管伯拉斯都的支持,然後向他求和,因為他們兩地需要從他的轄區獲得糧食。

21 到了約定的日子,希律穿上王袍,坐在寶座上向眾人致詞。 22 致詞完畢,眾人齊聲高呼:「這是神明在說話,不是凡人在說話!」 23 希律沒有把榮耀歸給上帝,主的天使立刻懲罰他,他當場被蟲子咬死了。

24 上帝的道日見興旺,越傳越廣。

25 巴拿巴和掃羅把款項送到以後,就帶著約翰·馬可從耶路撒冷回去。

Notas al pie

  1. 12·4 除酵節為期七天,逾越節是其中的第一天,參見出埃及記12章。

King James Version

Acts 12

1Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.

And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.

And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)

And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.

10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.

11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.

13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.

14 And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.

15 And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.

16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

17 But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.

18 Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter.

19 And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and there abode.

20 And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king's country.

21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.

22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.

23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.

25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark.