Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

路加福音 10

差遣門徒

1事後,主揀選了七十個門徒[a],差遣他們兩個兩個地出去,先到祂將要去的城鎮村莊, 並對他們說:「要收割的莊稼很多,工人卻很少,因此你們要祈求莊稼的主人派更多的工人去收割祂的莊稼。

「你們去吧!我差你們出去,就像把羊羔送入狼群。 錢袋、背包和鞋都不要帶,在路上也不要與人寒暄。 無論到哪一戶人家,要先說,『願祝福臨到這家!』 如果那裡有配得祝福的人,祝福自然會臨到那人,否則祝福仍歸給你們。 不要搬來搬去,要固定住在一家,接受那家的款待,因為工人理應得到工錢。

「你們無論到哪一個城鎮,如果人們接待你們,就吃他們擺上的飲食。 要醫治那城裡的病人,告訴他們,『上帝的國臨近你們了。』 10 但如果哪一個城鎮的人不歡迎你們,你們就到街上宣告, 11 『就連你們城裡的塵土粘在我們腳上,我們都要跺掉,但是要知道,上帝的國臨近了。』 12 我告訴你們,在審判之日,那城所受的刑罰將比所多瑪所受的還重!

13 「哥拉汛啊,你大禍臨頭了!伯賽大啊,你大禍臨頭了!我在你們當中所行的神蹟,如果行在泰爾和西頓,那裡的人早就身披麻衣,頭蒙灰塵,坐在地上悔改了。 14 在審判之日,你們將比泰爾和西頓受更重的刑罰!

15 「迦百農啊,你將被提升到天上嗎?不!你將被打落到陰間。」

16 耶穌繼續對門徒說:「誰聽從你們,就是聽從我;誰拒絕你們,就是拒絕我;拒絕我的,就是拒絕差我來的那位。」

17 七十個門徒興高采烈地回來說:「主啊,我們奉你的名行事,甚至降服了鬼魔。」

18 耶穌回答說:「我看見撒旦像閃電一樣從天上墜下。 19 我已經給你們權柄,使你們能踐踏蛇和蠍子,勝過仇敵的權勢,沒有什麼能傷害你們。 20 然而,不要為了邪靈向你們降服而高興,要因你們的名字記錄在天上而高興。」

21 就在這時候,耶穌受聖靈感動,充滿喜樂地說:「父啊,天地的主,我頌讚你!因為你把這些事向聰明、有學問的人隱藏起來,卻啟示給像孩童一般的人。父啊!是的,這正是你的美意。 22 我父將一切交給了我。除了父,沒有人認識子;除了子和受子啟示的人,沒有人認識父。」

23 隨後,耶穌轉身悄悄地對門徒說:「誰看到你們今日所看到的,誰就有福了。 24 我告訴你們,以前有許多先知和君王渴望看見你們所看見的,聽見你們所聽見的,卻未能如願。」

好撒瑪利亞人的比喻

25 有一次,一名律法教師站起來試探耶穌,說:「老師,我應該怎樣做才能得永生呢?」

26 耶穌反問他:「律法怎麼說?你怎麼理解?」

27 律法教師答道:「『你要全心、全情、全力、全意愛主——你的上帝』,又要『愛鄰如己』。」 28 耶穌說:「你答得對,照著去做就有永生了。」

29 律法教師想證明自己有理,就問:「那麼,誰是我的鄰居呢?」

30 耶穌回答說:「有個人從耶路撒冷去耶利哥,途中被劫。強盜剝了他的衣服,把他打個半死,丟在那裡,然後揚長而去。

31 「剛好有位祭司經過,看見那人躺在地上,連忙從旁邊繞過,繼續趕路。 32 又有個利未人經過,也跟先前那個祭司一樣從旁邊繞過去了。

33 「後來,有位撒瑪利亞人[b]經過,看見這個人,就動了慈心, 34 連忙上前用油和酒替他敷傷口,包紮妥當,然後把他扶上自己騎的牲口,帶到附近的客店照料。 35 次日還交給店主兩個銀幣,說,『請替我好好照顧這個人。如果錢不夠的話,等我回來再補給你。』 36 那麼,你認為這三個人中誰是被劫者的鄰居呢?」

37 律法教師說:「是那個同情他的人。」

耶穌說:「你去照樣做吧。」

上好的福分

38 耶穌和門徒去耶路撒冷的途中路過一個村莊,遇到一位名叫瑪大的女子接待他們到家裡作客。 39 瑪大的妹妹瑪麗亞坐在耶穌腳前聽道, 40 瑪大為了招待客人忙亂不已,於是上前對耶穌說:

「主啊,我妹妹讓我一個人伺候大家,你都不管嗎?請你叫她來幫幫我吧。」

41 耶穌對她說:「瑪大,瑪大,你為太多事情憂慮煩惱。 42 其實最要緊的事只有一件,瑪麗亞選擇了上好的,是奪不走的。」

  1. 10·1 七十個門徒」有古卷為「七十二個門徒」。
  2. 10·33 猶太人向來輕視撒瑪利亞人,認為他們血統不純正,因此互不往來。

The Message

Luke 10

Lambs in a Wolf Pack

11-2 Later the Master selected seventy and sent them ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he intended to go. He gave them this charge:

“What a huge harvest! And how few the harvest hands. So on your knees; ask the God of the Harvest to send harvest hands.

“On your way! But be careful—this is hazardous work. You’re like lambs in a wolf pack.

“Travel light. Comb and toothbrush and no extra luggage.

“Don’t loiter and make small talk with everyone you meet along the way.

5-6 “When you enter a home, greet the family, ‘Peace.’ If your greeting is received, then it’s a good place to stay. But if it’s not received, take it back and get out. Don’t impose yourself.

“Stay at one home, taking your meals there, for a worker deserves three square meals. Don’t move from house to house, looking for the best cook in town.

8-9 “When you enter a town and are received, eat what they set before you, heal anyone who is sick, and tell them, ‘God’s kingdom is right on your doorstep!’

10-12 “When you enter a town and are not received, go out in the street and say, ‘The only thing we got from you is the dirt on our feet, and we’re giving it back. Did you have any idea that God’s kingdom was right on your doorstep?’ Sodom will have it better on Judgment Day than the town that rejects you.

13-14 “Doom, Chorazin! Doom, Bethsaida! If Tyre and Sidon had been given half the chances given you, they’d have been on their knees long ago, repenting and crying for mercy. Tyre and Sidon will have it easy on Judgment Day compared to you.

15 “And you, Capernaum! Do you think you’re about to be promoted to heaven? Think again. You’re on a mudslide to hell.

16 “The one who listens to you, listens to me. The one who rejects you, rejects me. And rejecting me is the same as rejecting God, who sent me.”

17 The seventy came back triumphant. “Master, even the demons danced to your tune!”

18-20 Jesus said, “I know. I saw Satan fall, a bolt of lightning out of the sky. See what I’ve given you? Safe passage as you walk on snakes and scorpions, and protection from every assault of the Enemy. No one can put a hand on you. All the same, the great triumph is not in your authority over evil, but in God’s authority over you and presence with you. Not what you do for God but what God does for you—that’s the agenda for rejoicing.”

21 At that, Jesus rejoiced, exuberant in the Holy Spirit. “I thank you, Father, Master of heaven and earth, that you hid these things from the know-it-alls and showed them to these innocent newcomers. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way.

22 “I’ve been given it all by my Father! Only the Father knows who the Son is and only the Son knows who the Father is. The Son can introduce the Father to anyone he wants to.”

23-24 He then turned in a private aside to his disciples. “Fortunate the eyes that see what you’re seeing! There are plenty of prophets and kings who would have given their right arm to see what you are seeing but never got so much as a glimpse, to hear what you are hearing but never got so much as a whisper.”

Defining “Neighbor”

25 Just then a religion scholar stood up with a question to test Jesus. “Teacher, what do I need to do to get eternal life?”

26 He answered, “What’s written in God’s Law? How do you interpret it?”

27 He said, “That you love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and muscle and intelligence—and that you love your neighbor as well as you do yourself.”

28 “Good answer!” said Jesus. “Do it and you’ll live.”

29 Looking for a loophole, he asked, “And just how would you define ‘neighbor’?”

30-32 Jesus answered by telling a story. “There was once a man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho. On the way he was attacked by robbers. They took his clothes, beat him up, and went off leaving him half-dead. Luckily, a priest was on his way down the same road, but when he saw him he angled across to the other side. Then a Levite religious man showed up; he also avoided the injured man.

33-35 “A Samaritan traveling the road came on him. When he saw the man’s condition, his heart went out to him. He gave him first aid, disinfecting and bandaging his wounds. Then he lifted him onto his donkey, led him to an inn, and made him comfortable. In the morning he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take good care of him. If it costs any more, put it on my bill—I’ll pay you on my way back.’

36 “What do you think? Which of the three became a neighbor to the man attacked by robbers?”

37 “The one who treated him kindly,” the religion scholar responded.

Jesus said, “Go and do the same.”

Mary and Martha

38-40 As they continued their travel, Jesus entered a village. A woman by the name of Martha welcomed him and made him feel quite at home. She had a sister, Mary, who sat before the Master, hanging on every word he said. But Martha was pulled away by all she had to do in the kitchen. Later, she stepped in, interrupting them. “Master, don’t you care that my sister has abandoned the kitchen to me? Tell her to lend me a hand.”

41-42 The Master said, “Martha, dear Martha, you’re fussing far too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing. One thing only is essential, and Mary has chosen it—it’s the main course, and won’t be taken from her.”