Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

約翰福音 1

生命之道

1太初,道已經存在,道與上帝同在,道就是上帝。 太初,道就與上帝同在。 萬物都是藉著祂造的[a],受造之物沒有一樣不是藉著祂造的。 祂裡面有生命,這生命是人類的光。 光照進黑暗裡,黑暗不能勝過[b]光。

有一個人名叫約翰,是上帝差來的。 他來是要為光做見證,叫世人可以藉著他而相信。 約翰不是那光,他來是為那光做見證。 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[c]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[d],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[e],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[f] 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 腓力是伯賽大人,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[g]為梯上上下下。」

Notas al pie

  1. 1·3 造的」或譯「存在」。
  2. 1·5 勝過」或譯「接受」或「明白」。
  3. 1·18 獨一上帝」有古卷作「獨一兒子」。
  4. 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」。
  5. 1·38 老師」希臘文是「拉比」,特指猶太教的老師,下同。
  6. 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。
  7. 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

New Living Translation

John 1

Prologue: Christ, the Eternal Word

1In the beginning the Word already existed.
    The Word was with God,
    and the Word was God.
He existed in the beginning with God.
God created everything through him,
    and nothing was created except through him.
The Word gave life to everything that was created,[a]
    and his life brought light to everyone.
The light shines in the darkness,
    and the darkness can never extinguish it.[b]

God sent a man, John the Baptist,[c] to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

10 He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. 11 He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. 12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. 13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.

14 So the Word became human[d] and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness.[e] And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.

15 John testified about him when he shouted to the crowds, “This is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘Someone is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.’”

16 From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.[f] 17 For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God,[g] is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.

The Testimony of John the Baptist

19 This was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders sent priests and Temple assistants[h] from Jerusalem to ask John, “Who are you?” 20 He came right out and said, “I am not the Messiah.”

21 “Well then, who are you?” they asked. “Are you Elijah?”

“No,” he replied.

“Are you the Prophet we are expecting?”[i]

“No.”

22 “Then who are you? We need an answer for those who sent us. What do you have to say about yourself?”

23 John replied in the words of the prophet Isaiah:

“I am a voice shouting in the wilderness,
    ‘Clear the way for the Lord’s coming!’”[j]

24 Then the Pharisees who had been sent 25 asked him, “If you aren’t the Messiah or Elijah or the Prophet, what right do you have to baptize?”

26 John told them, “I baptize with[k] water, but right here in the crowd is someone you do not recognize. 27 Though his ministry follows mine, I’m not even worthy to be his slave and untie the straps of his sandal.”

28 This encounter took place in Bethany, an area east of the Jordan River, where John was baptizing.

Jesus, the Lamb of God

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 He is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘A man is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.’ 31 I did not recognize him as the Messiah, but I have been baptizing with water so that he might be revealed to Israel.”

32 Then John testified, “I saw the Holy Spirit descending like a dove from heaven and resting upon him. 33 I didn’t know he was the one, but when God sent me to baptize with water, he told me, ‘The one on whom you see the Spirit descend and rest is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 I saw this happen to Jesus, so I testify that he is the Chosen One of God.[l]

The First Disciples

35 The following day John was again standing with two of his disciples. 36 As Jesus walked by, John looked at him and declared, “Look! There is the Lamb of God!” 37 When John’s two disciples heard this, they followed Jesus.

38 Jesus looked around and saw them following. “What do you want?” he asked them.

They replied, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”

39 “Come and see,” he said. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon when they went with him to the place where he was staying, and they remained with him the rest of the day.

40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of these men who heard what John said and then followed Jesus. 41 Andrew went to find his brother, Simon, and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means “Christ”[m]).

42 Then Andrew brought Simon to meet Jesus. Looking intently at Simon, Jesus said, “Your name is Simon, son of John—but you will be called Cephas” (which means “Peter”[n]).

43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Come, follow me.” 44 Philip was from Bethsaida, Andrew and Peter’s hometown.

45 Philip went to look for Nathanael and told him, “We have found the very person Moses[o] and the prophets wrote about! His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph from Nazareth.”

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

“Come and see for yourself,” Philip replied.

47 As they approached, Jesus said, “Now here is a genuine son of Israel—a man of complete integrity.”

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

Jesus replied, “I could see you under the fig tree before Philip found you.”

49 Then Nathanael exclaimed, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God—the King of Israel!”

50 Jesus asked him, “Do you believe this just because I told you I had seen you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this.” 51 Then he said, “I tell you the truth, you will all see heaven open and the angels of God going up and down on the Son of Man, the one who is the stairway between heaven and earth.[p]

Notas al pie

  1. 1:3-4 Or and nothing that was created was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything.
  2. 1:5 Or and the darkness has not understood it.
  3. 1:6 Greek a man named John.
  4. 1:14a Greek became flesh.
  5. 1:14b Or grace and truth; also in 1:17.
  6. 1:16 Or received the grace of Christ rather than the grace of the law; Greek reads received grace upon grace.
  7. 1:18 Some manuscripts read But the one and only Son.
  8. 1:19 Greek and Levites.
  9. 1:21 Greek Are you the Prophet? See Deut 18:15, 18; Mal 4:5-6.
  10. 1:23 Isa 40:3.
  11. 1:26 Or in; also in 1:31, 33.
  12. 1:34 Some manuscripts read the Son of God.
  13. 1:41 Messiah (a Hebrew term) and Christ (a Greek term) both mean “anointed one.”
  14. 1:42 The names Cephas (from Aramaic) and Peter (from Greek) both mean “rock.”
  15. 1:45 Greek Moses in the law.
  16. 1:51 Greek going up and down on the Son of Man; see Gen 28:10-17. “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.