New International Version

Luke 5:1-39

Jesus Calls His First Disciples

1One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret,5:1 That is, the Sea of Galilee the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. 2He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.

4When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”

5Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

6When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.

8When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” 9For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.

Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” 11So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.

Jesus Heals a Man With Leprosy

12While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy.5:12 The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”

13Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” And immediately the leprosy left him.

14Then Jesus ordered him, “Don’t tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.”

15Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. 16But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man

17One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. 18Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. 19When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.

20When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”

21The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, “Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

22Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, “Why are you thinking these things in your hearts? 23Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? 24But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” 25Immediately he stood up in front of them, took what he had been lying on and went home praising God. 26Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, “We have seen remarkable things today.”

Jesus Calls Levi and Eats With Sinners

27After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him, 28and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.

29Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them. 30But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”

31Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Jesus Questioned About Fasting

33They said to him, “John’s disciples often fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours go on eating and drinking.”

34Jesus answered, “Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? 35But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; in those days they will fast.”

36He told them this parable: “No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. 37And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. 38No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins. 39And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for they say, ‘The old is better.’ ”

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

路加福音 5:1-39

呼召门徒

1一天,耶稣站在革尼撒勒湖边,众人团团围着祂,要听上帝的道。 2祂看见湖边停着两条船,渔夫离了船正在洗网, 3就上了西门的那条船,请西门把船稍微划离岸边,然后坐在船上教导众人。 4耶稣讲完之后对西门说:“把船划到水深的地方去撒网捕鱼。”

5西门说:“老师,我们劳碌了一整夜,一无所获,但既然你这样吩咐,我就照你的话做。” 6他们把网撒下去,果然捕获很多鱼,差点把网撑破了, 7于是招呼另一条船上的同伴来帮忙。他们一起把两条船都装满了鱼,船几乎要沉下去了。

8西门·彼得见状,便跪倒在耶稣膝前说:“主啊,离开我,我是个罪人!” 9他和所有同伴们对捕到这么多鱼感到非常惊讶, 10包括西庇太的两个儿子雅各约翰。耶稣对西门说:“不要怕,从今以后,你将成为得人的渔夫。” 11于是他们把船靠岸后,撇下一切跟从了耶稣。

洁净麻风病人

12有一次,耶稣在一个小镇遇见一个浑身患麻风病的人,那人一看见耶稣,就俯伏在地上恳求说:“主啊,如果你肯,一定能使我洁净。”

13耶稣伸手摸他,说:“我肯,你洁净了吧!”他身上的麻风病立刻消失了。

14耶稣又嘱咐他:“不要把这事告诉别人,要去让祭司察看你的身体,照摩西的规定献上祭物,向众人证明你已经洁净了。”

15结果耶稣的名声传得更广了,成群的人聚集到祂那里听祂讲道、求祂医病。 16不过,祂还是常常退到旷野去祷告。

叫瘫子行走

17有一天,耶稣在教导人,旁边坐着来自加利利犹太耶路撒冷各地的法利赛人和律法教师,主的能力伴随着耶稣,使祂能医治病人。

18有人用担架抬着一个瘫痪的人想进到屋里,把他放在耶稣面前。 19可是人太挤了,无法进去,他们就爬上屋顶,掀开瓦片,把那病人连人带担架缒到耶稣面前。 20耶稣看见他们那么有信心,就对瘫子说:“朋友,你的罪得到赦免了!”

21那些法利赛人和律法教师开始议论起来:“这个说话亵渎上帝的人是谁啊?除了上帝以外,谁能够赦罪?”

22耶稣知道他们的想法,就问:“你们为什么心里议论呢? 23说‘你的罪得到赦免了’容易呢,还是说‘你起来行走’容易呢? 24如今我要让你们知道人子在世上有赦罪的权柄。”于是对瘫子说:“我吩咐你起来!收拾你的担架回家去吧。”

25那人立刻当众站了起来,拿起他躺卧的担架回家去了,不住地赞美上帝。 26众人都十分惊奇,一同赞美上帝,心里充满了敬畏,说:“今天我们看到神迹了!”

呼召利未

27后来耶稣外出时,看见一个名叫利未的税吏坐在收税站里,就对他说:“跟从我!” 28利未就起来,撇下一切跟从了耶稣。

29随后,他在家设宴款待耶稣,赴宴的人中有许多税吏和其他人。 30法利赛人和律法教师就向耶稣的门徒抱怨说:“你们为什么跟税吏和罪人一起吃喝呢?”

31耶稣答道:“健康的人不需要医生,有病的人才需要。 32我来不是要召义人悔改,乃是召罪人悔改。”

论禁食

33他们说:“约翰的门徒常常禁食祷告,法利赛人的门徒也是一样,可是你的门徒却又吃又喝。”

34耶稣说:“新郎还跟宾客在一起的时候,岂能让宾客禁食? 35但有一天新郎将被带走,那时他们就要禁食了。” 36耶稣又给他们讲了一个比喻,说:“没有人会从新衣服上撕下一块布来,补在旧衣服上。否则,不但新衣服撕破了,旧衣服和新补丁也不相称。 37同样,没有人把新酒装进旧皮囊里,否则新酒会把旧皮囊胀破,酒也漏了,皮囊也毁了。 38所以新酒一定要装在新皮囊里。 39但是,没有人喝过陈年老酒后,还愿意喝新酒,因为他会说,‘还是陈年老酒好。’”