Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

马可福音 9

1耶稣继续说:“我实在告诉你们,有些站在这里的人会在有生之年看见上帝的国带着能力降临。”

登山变象

六天后,耶稣带着彼得、雅各和约翰暗暗地登上一座高山。耶稣在他们面前改变了形象, 衣服变得洁白放光,世上找不到漂得那么白的布。 这时,以利亚和摩西在他们眼前出现,与耶稣谈话。 彼得对耶稣说:“老师,我们在这里真好!我们搭三座帐篷吧,一座给你,一座给摩西,一座给以利亚。”

其实彼得当时不知说什么才好,因为他们都很害怕。 就在这时候,有一朵云彩飘来遮住他们,云彩中有声音说:“这是我的爱子,你们要听从祂。” 门徒立刻四处观看,发现没有其他人,只有耶稣和他们在那里。

下山的时候,耶稣叮嘱他们在人子还没有从死里复活之前,不要把刚才看见的告诉别人。

10 门徒把这话谨记在心,彼此议论“从死里复活”这句话的意思。 11 他们问耶稣:“律法教师为什么说以利亚必须先来?”

12 耶稣回答说:“以利亚固然要先来复兴一切,但为什么圣经上说人子一定会饱受痛苦、遭人蔑视呢? 13 其实我告诉你们,以利亚已经来了,人们却任意对待他,正如圣经的记载。”

治好污鬼附身的孩子

14 他们与其他门徒会合时,看见一大群人围住门徒,几个律法教师正在跟他们辩论。 15 大家一看到耶稣,都十分惊奇,立刻跑上去迎接祂。 16 耶稣问门徒:“你们跟他们辩论什么?”

17 人群中有一个人说:“老师,我带了我的儿子来找你,因为他被哑巴鬼附身。 18 每次鬼控制他,把他摔在地上,他就口吐白沫,咬牙切齿,全身僵硬。我请你的门徒赶走那鬼,他们却办不到。”

19 耶稣说:“唉,这不信的世代啊!我要跟你们在一起待多久,容忍你们多久呢?把他带到我这里吧。”

20 他们把那孩子带到耶稣面前。那鬼一见耶稣,就使孩子抽搐,倒在地上打滚,口吐白沫。 21 耶稣问孩子的父亲:“他这样子多久了?”孩子的父亲回答道:“他从小就这样, 22 鬼常常将他扔进火里或水里,要害他的命。如果你能,求你怜悯我们,帮助我们吧!”

23 耶稣说:“如果你能?对于相信的人,凡事都有可能!”

24 孩子的父亲立刻喊着说:“我信!但我信心不足,求你帮助我!”

25 耶稣看见人群都跑了过来,就斥责那污鬼:“你这个聋哑鬼,我命令你从他身上出来,不许再进去!”

26 那鬼发出喊叫,使孩子剧烈地抽搐了一阵,就出来了。孩子躺在地上一动也不动,大家都以为他死了。 27 但耶稣拉着他的手扶他起来,他就站了起来。

28 耶稣进屋后,门徒悄悄问祂:“我们为什么赶不走那鬼呢?”

29 耶稣说:“要赶走这类鬼只有靠祷告[a]。”

再次预言受难

30 他们离开那里,途经加利利。耶稣不想任何人知道祂的行踪, 31 因为祂在教导门徒。祂说:“人子将被交在人的手中,被他们杀害,但三天之后,祂必复活。” 32 门徒却不明白这句话的意思,又不敢问祂。

谁最伟大

33 他们回到迦百农的住所,耶稣问门徒:“你们一路上争论些什么?”

34 他们都沉默不语,因为刚才他们在争论谁最伟大。 35 耶稣坐下,叫十二个门徒过来,对他们说:“谁想为首,就该在众人中做最小的,做众人的仆人。” 36 祂领了一个小孩子来,叫他站在门徒中间,又抱起他,对他们说: 37 “任何人为我的缘故接待这样一个小孩子,就是接待我;凡接待我的,不单是接待我,也是接待差我来的那位。”

警戒犯罪

38 约翰对耶稣说:“老师,我们看见有人奉你的名赶鬼,就阻止他,因为他不是跟从我们的。”

39 耶稣说:“不要阻止他,因为没有人奉我的名行过神迹后,会很快毁谤我。 40 不反对我们的,就是支持我们的。 41 我实在告诉你们,若有人因为你们属于基督而给你们一杯水喝,他也必得到赏赐。

42 “但若有人使这样一个小信徒失足犯罪,他的下场比把大磨石挂在他脖子上扔到海里还要惨。 43 如果你一只手使你犯罪,就砍掉它! 44 拖着残废的身体进入永生,胜过双手健全却落入地狱不灭的火中。 45 倘若你一只脚使你犯罪,就砍掉它!瘸着腿进入永生, 46 胜过双脚健全却被丢进地狱! 47 如果你的一只眼睛使你犯罪,就剜掉它!独眼进上帝的国,胜过双目健全却被丢进地狱。 48 在那里,

“‘虫是不死的,
火是不灭的。’

49 “每个人都要被火炼,像被盐腌一样。 50 盐是好东西,但如果失去咸味,怎能使它再咸呢?你们里面要有盐,要彼此和睦。”

  1. 9:29 祷告”有古卷作“祷告和禁食”。

New American Standard Bible

Mark 9

The Transfiguration

1And Jesus was saying to them, “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.”

Six days later, Jesus *took with Him Peter and [a]James and John, and *brought them up on a high mountain by themselves. And He was transfigured before them; and His garments became radiant and exceedingly white, as no launderer on earth can whiten them. Elijah appeared to them along with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. Peter *said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three [b]tabernacles, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” For he did not know what to answer; for they became terrified. Then a cloud [c]formed, overshadowing them, and a voice [d]came out of the cloud, “This is My beloved Son, [e]listen to Him!” All at once they looked around and saw no one with them anymore, except Jesus alone.

As they were coming down from the mountain, He gave them orders not to relate to anyone what they had seen, [f]until the Son of Man rose from the dead. 10 They [g]seized upon [h]that statement, discussing with one another [i]what rising from the dead meant. 11 They asked Him, saying, “Why is it that the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” 12 And He said to them, “Elijah does first come and restore all things. And yet how is it written of the Son of Man that He will suffer many things and be treated with contempt? 13 But I say to you that Elijah has [j]indeed come, and they did to him whatever they wished, just as it is written of him.”

All Things Possible

14 When they came back to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them, and some scribes arguing with them. 15 Immediately, when the entire crowd saw Him, they were amazed and began running up to greet Him. 16 And He asked them, “What are you discussing with them?” 17 And one of the crowd answered Him, “Teacher, I brought You my son, possessed with a spirit which makes him mute; 18 and [k]whenever it seizes him, it [l]slams him to the ground and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth and [m]stiffens out. I told Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not do it.” 19 And He *answered them and *said, “O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me!” 20 They brought [n]the boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into a convulsion, and falling to the ground, he began rolling around and foaming at the mouth. 21 And He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. 22 It has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!” 23 And Jesus said to him, “‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.” 24 Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief.” 25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was [o]rapidly gathering, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You deaf and mute spirit, I [p]command you, come out of him and do not enter him [q]again.” 26 After crying out and throwing him into terrible convulsions, it came out; and the boy became so much like a corpse that most of them said, “He is dead!” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and raised him; and he got up. 28 When He came into the house, His disciples began questioning Him privately, “Why could we not drive it out?” 29 And He said to them, “This kind cannot come out by anything but prayer.”

Death and Resurrection Foretold

30 From there they went out and began to go through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know about it. 31 For He was teaching His disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be [r]delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him; and when He has been killed, He will rise three days later.” 32 But they [s]did not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him.

33 They came to Capernaum; and when He [t]was in the house, He began to question them, “What were you discussing on the way?” 34 But they kept silent, for on the way they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest. 35 Sitting down, He called the twelve and *said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, [u]he shall be last of all and servant of all.” 36 Taking a child, He set him [v]before them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them, 37 “Whoever receives [w]one child like this in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me.”

Dire Warnings

38 John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me. 40 For he who is not against us is [x]for us. 41 For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink [y]because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.

42 “Whoever causes one of these [z]little ones who believe to stumble, it [aa]would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he [ab]had been cast into the sea. 43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into [ac]hell, into the unquenchable fire, 44 [[ad]where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.] 45 If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame, than, having your two feet, to be cast into [ae]hell, 46 [[af]where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.] 47 If your eye causes you to stumble, throw it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be cast into [ag]hell, 48 where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.

49 “For everyone will be salted with fire. 50 Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you [ah]make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

  1. Mark 9:2 Or Jacob
  2. Mark 9:5 Or sacred tents
  3. Mark 9:7 Or occurred
  4. Mark 9:7 Or occurred
  5. Mark 9:7 Or give constant heed
  6. Mark 9:9 Lit except when
  7. Mark 9:10 Or kept to themselves
  8. Mark 9:10 Lit the statement
  9. Mark 9:10 Lit what was the rising from the dead
  10. Mark 9:13 Lit also
  11. Mark 9:18 Or wherever
  12. Mark 9:18 Or tears him
  13. Mark 9:18 Or withers away
  14. Mark 9:20 Lit him
  15. Mark 9:25 Or running together
  16. Mark 9:25 Or I Myself command
  17. Mark 9:25 Or from now on
  18. Mark 9:31 Or betrayed
  19. Mark 9:32 Lit were not knowing
  20. Mark 9:33 Lit had come
  21. Mark 9:35 Or let him be
  22. Mark 9:36 Lit in their midst
  23. Mark 9:37 Lit one of such children
  24. Mark 9:40 Or on our side
  25. Mark 9:41 Lit in a name that you are Christ’s
  26. Mark 9:42 I.e. humble
  27. Mark 9:42 Lit is better for him if a millstone turned by a donkey is hung
  28. Mark 9:42 Lit has been thrown
  29. Mark 9:43 Gr Gehenna
  30. Mark 9:44 Vv 44 and 46, which are identical to v 48, are not found in the early mss
  31. Mark 9:45 Gr Gehenna
  32. Mark 9:46 See v 44, note
  33. Mark 9:47 Gr Gehenna
  34. Mark 9:50 Lit season it