Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

使徒行傳 17

保羅在帖撒羅尼迦傳道

1保羅和西拉經過暗非坡里和亞波羅尼亞,到了帖撒羅尼迦。那裡有猶太人的會堂。 保羅照以往的習慣進入會堂,一連三個安息日引用聖經與當地人討論, 解釋、證明基督必須受害,然後從死裡復活,又說:「我向你們宣講的這位耶穌就是基督。」 不少人被說服,成為保羅和西拉的同道,其中有許多是敬畏上帝的希臘人和有地位的婦女。

那些不信主的猶太人卻妒火中燒,他們召集了一群市井無賴,在城裡引發騷亂,闖進耶孫的家企圖把保羅和西拉揪出來示眾。 他們找不到保羅和西拉,就把耶孫和幾個弟兄拉到當地官員面前,高喊:「那些攪亂天下的人到我們這裡來了, 耶孫接待了他們。他們違抗凱撒的命令,說另有一個王叫耶穌。」 百姓和當地官長聽後,深感不安。 於是,官長命耶孫等人繳納保釋金,然後釋放了他們。

庇哩亞人接受福音

10 弟兄姊妹在夜間把保羅和西拉送往庇哩亞。他們二人一到,就進了猶太會堂。 11 當地的人比帖撒羅尼迦人通情達理,非常樂意接受真道,還天天查考聖經,研究這道是否正確。 12 結果有很多人信了,包括不少有名望的希臘婦女和男子。 13 可是,帖撒羅尼迦的猶太人聽到保羅在庇哩亞宣揚上帝的道,就趕來慫恿、煽動眾人。 14 庇哩亞的弟兄姊妹立刻送保羅到海邊,西拉和提摩太仍然留在庇哩亞。 15 護送保羅的人一直把他送到雅典,然後帶著保羅的口信回庇哩亞,交代西拉和提摩太儘快趕去雅典與保羅會合。

保羅在雅典傳道

16 保羅在雅典等候他們的時候,看見滿城都是偶像,心裡非常著急。 17 於是,他在會堂跟猶太人和虔誠的外族人辯論,每天在廣場上跟遇見的人辯論。 18 還有一些伊壁鳩魯和斯多亞學派的哲學家和保羅爭論,有人嘲笑他說:「這人在胡說八道些什麼呀?」還有人說:「他好像在宣揚外國的神明。」他們這樣說是因為保羅在傳講耶穌和祂復活的福音。 19 他們帶保羅到一個稱為亞略·巴古的論壇,問他:「我們可以知道你所教導的這個新道理嗎? 20 你的言論確實稀奇,我們很想知道個究竟。」

21 這些雅典人和僑居在那裡的人沒有別的嗜好,只喜歡談論和打聽一些新奇的事。

22 保羅在亞略·巴古論壇中站起來說:「各位雅典人,我看得出你們在各方面都非常虔誠。 23 我在街上走的時候,觀察了你們所敬拜的對象,發現一座祭壇上面寫著『獻給未知之神』。這位你們不認識卻在敬拜的神明,我現在介紹給你們。

24 「這位創造宇宙萬物的上帝是天地的主宰,並不住在人手建造的廟宇裡, 25 也不需要人的侍奉,因為祂一無所缺。祂將生命、氣息和萬物賜給世人。 26 祂從一人造出萬族,讓他們散居世界各地,又預先定下他們的期限和居住的疆界, 27 以便他們在其間尋求祂,或許他們可以摸索著找到祂。祂原本就離我們各人不遠, 28 我們的生活、行動和存在都靠祂,你們的詩人也說過,『我們是祂的子孫。』 29 我們既然是上帝的子孫,就不該認為上帝是人憑手藝和想象用金、銀、石頭所雕刻的樣子。

30 「上帝以往不鑒察世人的無知,現在則命令世上所有的人都要悔改。 31 因為祂已經定了日子,要藉祂所設立的人按公義審判這個世界。祂叫那人從死裡復活,給了全人類可信的憑據。」

32 聽見保羅提到死人復活的事,有些人就嘲笑他,還有些人說:「我們改天再聽你講這個。」 33 於是保羅離開了他們。 34 不過,也有人跟隨保羅,信了耶穌,其中有亞略·巴古的會員丟尼修和一位名叫戴瑪麗的婦人及其他人。

New Living Translation

Acts 17

Paul Preaches in Thessalonica

1Paul and Silas then traveled through the towns of Amphipolis and Apollonia and came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. As was Paul’s custom, he went to the synagogue service, and for three Sabbaths in a row he used the Scriptures to reason with the people. He explained the prophecies and proved that the Messiah must suffer and rise from the dead. He said, “This Jesus I’m telling you about is the Messiah.” Some of the Jews who listened were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, along with many God-fearing Greek men and quite a few prominent women.[a]

But some of the Jews were jealous, so they gathered some troublemakers from the marketplace to form a mob and start a riot. They attacked the home of Jason, searching for Paul and Silas so they could drag them out to the crowd.[b] Not finding them there, they dragged out Jason and some of the other believers[c] instead and took them before the city council. “Paul and Silas have caused trouble all over the world,” they shouted, “and now they are here disturbing our city, too. And Jason has welcomed them into his home. They are all guilty of treason against Caesar, for they profess allegiance to another king, named Jesus.”

The people of the city, as well as the city council, were thrown into turmoil by these reports. So the officials forced Jason and the other believers to post bond, and then they released them.

Paul and Silas in Berea

10 That very night the believers sent Paul and Silas to Berea. When they arrived there, they went to the Jewish synagogue. 11 And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth. 12 As a result, many Jews believed, as did many of the prominent Greek women and men.

13 But when some Jews in Thessalonica learned that Paul was preaching the word of God in Berea, they went there and stirred up trouble. 14 The believers acted at once, sending Paul on to the coast, while Silas and Timothy remained behind. 15 Those escorting Paul went with him all the way to Athens; then they returned to Berea with instructions for Silas and Timothy to hurry and join him.

Paul Preaches in Athens

16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply troubled by all the idols he saw everywhere in the city. 17 He went to the synagogue to reason with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and he spoke daily in the public square to all who happened to be there.

18 He also had a debate with some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers. When he told them about Jesus and his resurrection, they said, “What’s this babbler trying to say with these strange ideas he’s picked up?” Others said, “He seems to be preaching about some foreign gods.”

19 Then they took him to the high council of the city.[d] “Come and tell us about this new teaching,” they said. 20 “You are saying some rather strange things, and we want to know what it’s all about.” 21 (It should be explained that all the Athenians as well as the foreigners in Athens seemed to spend all their time discussing the latest ideas.)

22 So Paul, standing before the council,[e] addressed them as follows: “Men of Athens, I notice that you are very religious in every way, 23 for as I was walking along I saw your many shrines. And one of your altars had this inscription on it: ‘To an Unknown God.’ This God, whom you worship without knowing, is the one I’m telling you about.

24 “He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since he is Lord of heaven and earth, he doesn’t live in man-made temples, 25 and human hands can’t serve his needs—for he has no needs. He himself gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need. 26 From one man[f] he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries.

27 “His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us. 28 For in him we live and move and exist. As some of your[g] own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ 29 And since this is true, we shouldn’t think of God as an idol designed by craftsmen from gold or silver or stone.

30 “God overlooked people’s ignorance about these things in earlier times, but now he commands everyone everywhere to repent of their sins and turn to him. 31 For he has set a day for judging the world with justice by the man he has appointed, and he proved to everyone who this is by raising him from the dead.”

32 When they heard Paul speak about the resurrection of the dead, some laughed in contempt, but others said, “We want to hear more about this later.” 33 That ended Paul’s discussion with them, 34 but some joined him and became believers. Among them were Dionysius, a member of the council,[h] a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

Notas al pie

  1. 17:4 Some manuscripts read quite a few of the wives of the leading men.
  2. 17:5 Or the city council.
  3. 17:6 Greek brothers; also in 17:10, 14.
  4. 17:19 Or the most learned society of philosophers in the city. Greek reads the Areopagus.
  5. 17:22 Traditionally rendered standing in the middle of Mars Hill; Greek reads standing in the middle of the Areopagus.
  6. 17:26 Greek From one; other manuscripts read From one blood.
  7. 17:28 Some manuscripts read our.
  8. 17:34 Greek an Areopagite.