Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

馬太福音 15

傳統與誡命

1有幾個法利賽人和律法教師從耶路撒冷來質問耶穌: 「為什麼你的門徒吃飯前不行洗手禮,破壞祖先的傳統呢?」

耶穌回答說:「為什麼你們拘守傳統而違背上帝的誡命呢? 上帝說,『要孝敬父母』,又說,『咒罵父母的,必被處死。』 你們卻說,『人如果把供養父母的錢奉獻給上帝, 他就不必供養父母。』你們這是用傳統來廢掉上帝的誡命。 你們這些偽君子,以賽亞指著你們說的預言一點沒錯,

『這些人嘴上尊崇我,
心卻遠離我,
他們的教導無非是人的規條,
他們敬拜我也是枉然。』」

10 耶穌召集了眾人,對他們說:「你們要聽,也要明白。 11 入口的東西不會使人污穢,從口中出來的才會使人污穢。」

12 門徒上前對祂說:「你知道嗎?法利賽人聽見你的話很反感。」

13 耶穌回答說:「凡不是我天父栽種的都要被連根拔起來。 14 隨便他們吧!他們是瞎眼的嚮導。瞎子給瞎子領路,二人都會掉進坑裡。」

15 彼得對耶穌說:「請給我們解釋一下這個比喻。」

16 耶穌說:「你們還不明白嗎? 17 豈不知入口的東西都是進到肚子裡,然後排泄到廁所裡嗎? 18 可是,從口中出來的乃是發自內心,會使人污穢。 19 因為從心裡出來的有惡念、謀殺、通姦、淫亂、偷盜、假見證和毀謗, 20 這些東西才使人污穢。不洗手吃飯並不會使人污穢。」

迦南婦人的信心

21 耶穌從那裡退到泰爾和西頓境內。 22 那地方有個迦南的婦人前來大聲懇求耶穌:「主啊!大衛的後裔啊!可憐我吧!我的女兒被鬼附身,受盡折磨!」 23 耶穌卻一言不發。門徒上前求祂說:「請讓她走吧!她老是在後面喊叫。」

24 耶穌說:「我奉差遣只是來尋找以色列家迷失的羊。」

25 那婦人上前跪下,說:「主啊!求你幫幫我吧!」

26 耶穌答道:「把兒女的食物丟給狗吃,不合適。」

27 婦人說:「主啊,沒錯,可是狗也吃主人飯桌上掉下來的碎渣呀!」

28 耶穌說:「婦人,你的信心真大!我答應你的要求。」就在那一刻,她女兒就好了。

耶穌使四千人吃飽

29 耶穌離開那裡,來到加利利湖邊,上了山,在那裡坐下。 30 大群的人把瘸子、瞎子、殘疾的、啞巴及許多別的病人帶來,放在祂腳前,祂就治好了他們。 31 大家看見啞巴說話,殘疾的復原,瘸子走路,瞎子看見,都很驚奇,就讚美以色列的上帝。

32 耶穌把門徒召集過來,對他們說:「我憐憫這些人,他們跟我在一起已經三天,沒有任何吃的。我不願讓他們餓著肚子回去,以免他們在路上體力不支。」

33 門徒說:「在這荒野,我們到哪裡找足夠的食物給這麼多人吃呢?」

34 耶穌問:「你們有多少餅?」

門徒答道:「七個,還有幾條小魚。」

35 耶穌便吩咐大家坐在地上。 36 祂拿著那七個餅和幾條魚祝謝後,掰開,遞給門徒,門徒再分給大家。 37 大家都吃了,並且吃飽了,剩下的零碎裝滿了七個筐子。 38 當時吃飯的,除了婦女和小孩,共有四千男人。 39 隨後,耶穌叫眾人散去,自己坐船去了馬加丹地區。

New International Version - UK

Matthew 15

That which defiles

1Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, ‘Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!’

Jesus replied, ‘And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? For God said, “Honour your father and mother”[a] and “Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.”[b] But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is “devoted to God,” they are not to “honour their father or mother” with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition. You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:

‘“These people honour me with their lips,
    but their hearts are far from me.
They worship me in vain;
    their teachings are merely human rules.”[c]

10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, ‘Listen and understand. 11 What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.’

12 Then the disciples came to him and asked, ‘Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?’

13 He replied, ‘Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. 14 Leave them; they are blind guides.[d] If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.’

15 Peter said, ‘Explain the parable to us.’

16 ‘Are you still so dull?’ Jesus asked them. 17 ‘Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? 18 But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts – murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. 20 These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.’

The faith of a Canaanite woman

21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, ‘Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.’

23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, ‘Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.’

24 He answered, ‘I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.’

25 The woman came and knelt before him. ‘Lord, help me!’ she said.

26 He replied, ‘It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.’

27 ‘Yes it is, Lord,’ she said. ‘Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.’

28 Then Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.’ And her daughter was healed at that moment.

Jesus feeds the four thousand

29 Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down. 30 Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them. 31 The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.

32 Jesus called his disciples to him and said, ‘I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.’

33 His disciples answered, ‘Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?’

34 ‘How many loaves do you have?’ Jesus asked.

‘Seven,’ they replied, ‘and a few small fish.’

35 He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. 36 Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people. 37 They all ate and were satisfied. Afterwards the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 38 The number of those who ate was four thousand men, besides women and children. 39 After Jesus had sent the crowd away, he got into the boat and went to the vicinity of Magadan.

Notas al pie

  1. Matthew 15:4 Exodus 20:12; Deut. 5:16
  2. Matthew 15:4 Exodus 21:17; Lev. 20:9
  3. Matthew 15:9 Isaiah 29:13
  4. Matthew 15:14 Some manuscripts blind guides of the blind