Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

希伯來書 2

持守真道

1因此,我們必須更加重視所聽的道,以免隨流漂去。 既然藉天使傳下來的話正確無誤,凡干犯、違背的人都受到了應有的報應, 我們若忽略了這麼大的救恩,怎能逃避懲罰呢?這救恩首先由主親口宣講出來,後來由聽見的人向我們證實了。 同時,上帝按自己的旨意,用神蹟、奇事、各樣的異能、聖靈的恩賜和他們一同做見證。

救恩的元帥

上帝並沒有把我們所談論的未來世界交給天使掌管。 相反,有人在聖經中做見證說:

「人算什麼,你竟顧念他?
世人算什麼,你竟眷顧他?
你使他暫時比天使低微一點,
賜他榮耀和尊貴作冠冕,
派他管理你所造的一切,
使萬物降服在他腳下。」

既說叫萬物都降服在人的管理之下,就沒有一樣例外。不過,我們到現在還沒有看到萬物都降服在人的管理之下, 只看見耶穌暫時比天使低微一點,好靠著上帝的恩典為全人類親嚐死亡的滋味。祂因為經歷死亡的痛苦而得到了尊貴和榮耀作冠冕。

10 作為萬物的歸宿和根源的上帝,叫救恩的元帥耶穌經歷苦難而得以純全,以便帶領許多的兒女進入榮耀,這樣的安排是恰當的。 11 因為使人聖潔的耶穌和那些得以聖潔的人都出自同一位父親,所以耶穌不以稱呼他們弟兄姊妹為恥。 12 祂說:

「我要向眾弟兄傳揚你的名,
在會眾中歌頌你。」

13 又說:

「我要倚靠祂。」

還說:

「看啊,我和上帝賜給我的兒女都在這裡。」

14 因為眾兒女都是血肉之軀,所以祂也同樣取了血肉之軀,為要親身經歷死亡,藉此摧毀掌握死亡權勢的魔鬼, 15 釋放那些因怕死而一生做奴隸的人。 16 很明顯,祂要救助的不是天使,而是亞伯拉罕的後裔。 17 所以祂必須在每一方面都與祂的弟兄姊妹相同,以便在事奉上帝的事上成為一位仁慈忠信的大祭司,替眾人獻上贖罪祭。 18 祂經歷過受試煉的痛苦,所以能幫助受試煉的人。

The Message

Hebrews 2

11-4 It’s crucial that we keep a firm grip on what we’ve heard so that we don’t drift off. If the old message delivered by the angels was valid and nobody got away with anything, do you think we can risk neglecting this latest message, this magnificent salvation? First of all, it was delivered in person by the Master, then accurately passed on to us by those who heard it from him. All the while God was validating it with gifts through the Holy Spirit, all sorts of signs and miracles, as he saw fit.

The Salvation Pioneer

5-9 God didn’t put angels in charge of this business of salvation that we’re dealing with here. It says in Scripture,

What is man and woman that you bother with them;
    why take a second look their way?
You made them not quite as high as angels,
    bright with Eden’s dawn light;
Then you put them in charge
    of your entire handcrafted world.

When God put them in charge of everything, nothing was excluded. But we don’t see it yet, don’t see everything under human jurisdiction. What we do see is Jesus, made “not quite as high as angels,” and then, through the experience of death, crowned so much higher than any angel, with a glory “bright with Eden’s dawn light.” In that death, by God’s grace, he fully experienced death in every person’s place.

10-13 It makes good sense that the God who got everything started and keeps everything going now completes the work by making the Salvation Pioneer perfect through suffering as he leads all these people to glory. Since the One who saves and those who are saved have a common origin, Jesus doesn’t hesitate to treat them as family, saying,

I’ll tell my good friends, my brothers and sisters, all I know about you;
I’ll join them in worship and praise to you.

Again, he puts himself in the same family circle when he says,

Even I live by placing my trust in God.

And yet again,

I’m here with the children God gave me.

14-15 Since the children are made of flesh and blood, it’s logical that the Savior took on flesh and blood in order to rescue them by his death. By embracing death, taking it into himself, he destroyed the Devil’s hold on death and freed all who cower through life, scared to death of death.

16-18 It’s obvious, of course, that he didn’t go to all this trouble for angels. It was for people like us, children of Abraham. That’s why he had to enter into every detail of human life. Then, when he came before God as high priest to get rid of the people’s sins, he would have already experienced it all himself—all the pain, all the testing—and would be able to help where help was needed.