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約翰福音 1:1-51

生命之道

1太初,道已經存在,道與上帝同在,道就是上帝。 2太初,道就與上帝同在。 3萬物都是藉著祂造的1·3 造的」或譯「存在」。,受造之物沒有一樣不是藉著祂造的。 4祂裡面有生命,這生命是人類的光。 5光照進黑暗裡,黑暗不能勝過1·5 勝過」或譯「接受」或「明白」。光。

6有一個人名叫約翰,是上帝差來的。 7他來是要為光做見證,叫世人可以藉著他而相信。 8約翰不是那光,他來是為那光做見證。 9那照亮世人的真光來到了世上。 10祂來到自己所創造的世界,世界卻不認識祂。 11祂來到自己的地方,自己的人卻不接納祂。 12但所有接納祂的,就是那些信祂的人,祂就賜給他們權利成為上帝的兒女。 13這些人既不是從人的血緣關係生的,也不是從人的情慾或意願生的,而是從上帝生的。

14道成為肉身,住在我們中間,充滿了恩典和真理。我們見過祂的榮耀,正是父獨一兒子的榮耀。

15約翰為祂做見證的時候,高聲喊道:「這就是我以前所說的那位,『祂在我以後來卻比我位分高,因為祂在我之前已經存在了。』」 16從祂的豐盛裡,我們一次又一次地領受了恩典。 17因為律法是藉著摩西頒佈的,恩典和真理是藉著耶穌基督賜下來的。 18從來沒有人見過上帝,只有父懷中的獨一上帝1·18 獨一上帝」有古卷作「獨一兒子」。把祂顯明出來。

施洗者約翰的見證

19以下是約翰的見證。猶太人從耶路撒冷派祭司和利未人來找約翰,查問他是誰。 20約翰毫不隱瞞地說:「我不是基督。」

21他們問:「那麼,你是誰?是以利亞嗎?」

他說:「不是。」

他們又問:「你是那位先知嗎?」

他說:「也不是。」

22他們又追問:「你到底是誰?我們好回覆差我們來的人。你自己說你是誰?」

23他說:「我就是在曠野大聲呼喊『修直主的路』的那個人,正如以賽亞先知所言。」

24派來的人當中有幾個法利賽人1·24 派來的人當中有幾個法利賽人」或譯「法利賽人派來的那幾個人」。,他們問他: 25「你既然不是基督,不是以利亞,也不是那位先知,那你為什麼給人施洗呢?」

26約翰答道:「我是用水施洗,但在你們中間有一位你們不認識的, 27祂雖然是在我以後來的,我就是給祂解鞋帶也不配。」 28這事發生在約旦河東岸的伯大尼,那裡是約翰給人施洗的地方。

上帝的羔羊

29次日,約翰看見耶穌走過來,就說:「看啊!上帝的羔羊,除去世人罪惡的! 30這就是我以前所說的那位,『有一個人在我以後來卻比我位分高,因為祂在我之前已經存在了。』 31我以前並不認識祂,現在我用水給人施洗,是要把祂顯明給以色列人。」

32約翰又做見證說:「我看見聖靈好像鴿子一樣從天降下,住在祂身上。 33我本來不認識祂,但那位差我來用水給人施洗的告訴我,『你看見聖靈降下,住在誰身上,誰就是用聖靈給人施洗的。』 34我看見了,便做見證,祂就是上帝的兒子。」

第一批門徒

35再次日,約翰和兩個門徒站在那裡, 36他看見耶穌經過,就說:「看啊!這是上帝的羔羊!」 37兩個門徒聽見他的話,便跟從了耶穌。 38耶穌轉過身來,看見他們跟著,便問:「你們想要什麼?」

他們說:「老師1·38 老師」希臘文是「拉比」,特指猶太教的老師,下同。,你住在哪裡?」

39耶穌說:「你們來看吧。」他們便跟著去看耶穌住的地方。到了那裡大約下午四點了,他們就住在耶穌那裡。 40聽見約翰的話後跟從耶穌的兩個人中,有一個是西門·彼得的弟弟安得烈41他首先去找他哥哥西門,說:「我們找到彌賽亞了!」彌賽亞的意思是基督1·41 希伯來文的「彌賽亞」和希臘文的「基督」都是「受膏者」的意思。42他帶著西門去見耶穌。

耶穌看著西門,對他說:「約翰的兒子西門,你要改名為磯法。」磯法的意思是彼得

43又過了一天,耶穌決定去加利利。祂遇見了腓力,就對他說:「跟從我!」 44腓力伯賽大人,與彼得安得烈是同鄉。 45腓力去找拿但業,對他說:「我們遇見了摩西律法書和先知書記載的那位!祂是約瑟的兒子耶穌,從拿撒勒來的。」

46拿但業說:「拿撒勒還會出什麼好東西?」

腓力說:「你來看看吧!」

47耶穌看見拿但業走過來,就指著他說:「看啊,這是個真正的以色列人!他心裡毫無詭詐。」

48拿但業問耶穌:「你怎麼會認識我?」

耶穌答道:「腓力還沒有去找你之前,我就看見你在無花果樹下了。」

49拿但業說:「老師,你是上帝的兒子!你是以色列的王!」

50耶穌說:「我說看見你在無花果樹下,你就信我嗎?將來你還要看見比這更大的事。 51我實實在在地告訴你們,你們會看見天門敞開,上帝的天使以人子1·51 人子」是耶穌的自稱,耶穌在這裡自比天梯,背景請參見創世記28·12為梯上上下下。」

New International Reader's Version

John 1:1-51

The Word Became a Human Being

1In the beginning, the Word was already there. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3All things were made through him. Nothing that has been made was made without him. 4Life was in him, and that life was the light for all people. 5The light shines in the darkness. But the darkness has not overcome the light.

6There was a man sent from God. His name was John. 7He came to be a witness about that light. He was a witness so that all people might believe. 8John himself was not the light. He came only as a witness to the light.

9The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10The Word was in the world. And the world was made through him. But the world did not recognize him. 11He came to what was his own. But his own people did not accept him. 12Some people did accept him and did believe in his name. He gave them the right to become children of God. 13To be a child of God has nothing to do with human parents. Children of God are not born because of human choice or because a husband wants them to be born. They are born because of what God does.

14The Word became a human being. He made his home with us. We have seen his glory. It is the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father. And the Word was full of grace and truth.

15John was a witness about the Word. John cried out and said, “This was the one I was talking about. I said, ‘He who comes after me is more important than I am. He is more important because he existed before I was born.’ ” 16God is full of grace. From him we have all received grace in place of the grace already given. 17In the past, God gave us grace through the law of Moses. Now, grace and truth come to us through Jesus Christ. 18No one has ever seen God. But the One and Only is God and is at the Father’s side. The one at the Father’s side has shown us what God is like.

John the Baptist Says That He Is Not the Messiah

19The Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask John who he was. John spoke the truth to them. 20He did not try to hide the truth. He spoke to them openly. He said, “I am not the Messiah.”

21They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?”

He said, “I am not.”

“Are you the Prophet we’ve been expecting?” they asked.

“No,” he answered.

22They asked one last time, “Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?”

23John replied, using the words of Isaiah the prophet. John said, “I’m the messenger who is calling out in the desert, ‘Make the way for the Lord straight.’ ” (Isaiah 40:3)

24The Pharisees who had been sent 25asked him, “If you are not the Messiah, why are you baptizing people? Why are you doing that if you aren’t Elijah or the Prophet we’ve been expecting?”

26“I baptize people with water,” John replied. “But someone is standing among you whom you do not know. 27He is the one who comes after me. I am not good enough to untie his sandals.”

28This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan River. That was where John was baptizing.

What John Says About Jesus

29The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him. John said, “Look! The Lamb of God! He takes away the sin of the world! 30This is the one I was talking about. I said, ‘A man who comes after me is more important than I am. That’s because he existed before I was born.’ 31I did not know him. But God wants to make it clear to Israel who this person is. That’s the reason I came baptizing with water.”

32Then John told them, “I saw the Holy Spirit come down from heaven like a dove. The Spirit remained on Jesus. 33I myself did not know him. But the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘You will see the Spirit come down and remain on someone. He is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ 34I have seen it happen. I am a witness that this is God’s Chosen One.”

John’s Disciples Follow Jesus

35The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36He saw Jesus walking by. John said, “Look! The Lamb of God!”

37The two disciples heard him say this. So they followed Jesus. 38Then Jesus turned around and saw them following. He asked, “What do you want?”

They said, “Rabbi, where are you staying?” Rabbi means Teacher.

39“Come,” he replied. “You will see.”

So they went and saw where he was staying. They spent the rest of the day with him. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon.

40Andrew was Simon Peter’s brother. Andrew was one of the two disciples who heard what John had said. He had also followed Jesus. 41The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon. He told him, “We have found the Messiah.” Messiah means Christ. 42And he brought Simon to Jesus.

Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon, son of John. You will be called Cephas.” Cephas means Peter, or Rock.

Jesus Chooses Philip and Nathanael

43The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”

44Philip was from the town of Bethsaida. So were Andrew and Peter. 45Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one whom Moses wrote about in the Law. The prophets also wrote about him. He is Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

46“Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked.

“Come and see,” said Philip.

47Jesus saw Nathanael approaching. Here is what Jesus said about him. “He is a true Israelite. Nothing about him is false.”

48“How do you know me?” Nathanael asked.

Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree. I saw you there before Philip called you.”

49Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God. You are the king of Israel.”

50Jesus said, “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” 51Then he said to the disciples, “What I’m about to tell you is true. You will see heaven open. You will see the angels of God going up and coming down on the Son of Man.”