Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

馬可福音 1

施洗者約翰預備道路

1有關上帝的兒子耶穌基督的福音是這樣開始的。

以賽亞先知書上說:
「看啊,
我要差遣我的使者在你前面為你預備道路。
他在曠野大聲呼喊,
『預備主的道,
修直祂的路。』」

果然,約翰出現了,他在曠野勸人悔改,接受洗禮,使罪得到赦免。 猶太全境和耶路撒冷的居民都到約翰那裡承認他們的罪,在約旦河裡接受他的洗禮。

約翰身穿駱駝毛的衣服,腰束皮帶,吃的是蝗蟲和野蜜。 他傳道說:「在我之後,有一位能力比我更大的要來,我連彎腰替祂解鞋帶也不配。 我是用水給你們施洗,但祂要用聖靈給你們施洗。」

耶穌受洗

那時,耶穌從加利利的拿撒勒來約旦河接受約翰的洗禮。 10 耶穌從水中一上來,就看見天開了,聖靈好像鴿子一樣降在祂身上, 11 從天上有聲音說:「你是我的愛子,我甚喜悅你。」

耶穌受試探

12 聖靈隨即催促祂到曠野。 13 祂在曠野受撒旦的試探四十天。祂與野獸在一起,有天使服侍祂。

呼召四漁夫

14 約翰被捕後,耶穌來到加利利宣講上帝的福音,說: 15 「時候到了,上帝的國臨近了,你們要悔改,相信福音。」

16 耶穌沿著加利利湖邊走,看見兩個漁夫——西門和他的弟弟安得烈正在湖上撒網捕魚。 17 耶穌對他們說:「來跟從我!我要使你們成為得人的漁夫。」 18 他們立刻拋下漁網,跟從了耶穌。

19 耶穌往前走了不遠,又看見西庇太的兩個兒子雅各和約翰正在船上補網, 20 便立刻呼召他們。他們就辭別父親和船上的工人,跟從了耶穌。

傳道趕鬼

21 他們到了迦百農,耶穌在安息日去會堂裡講道。 22 那裡的人都很吃驚,因為祂教導他們時像個有權柄的人,不像律法教師。 23 當時會堂裡有一個被污鬼附身的人喊道: 24 「拿撒勒的耶穌啊,我們和你有什麼關係?你是來毀滅我們嗎?我知道你是誰,你是上帝的聖者!」

25 耶穌責備牠說:「住口,從他身上出來!」

26 污鬼使那人抽搐了一陣,大叫一聲,就出來了。 27 在場的人十分驚訝,彼此議論說:「這是怎麼回事?真是充滿權柄的新教導啊!竟然連污鬼都服從祂的命令。」 28 於是,耶穌的名聲立刻傳遍了整個加利利。

醫病趕鬼

29 耶穌同雅各和約翰離開會堂,來到西門和安得烈家。 30 當時西門的岳母正發燒,躺在床上,他們立刻把這事告訴耶穌。 31 耶穌走到她的床邊,拉著她的手扶她起來,她的燒立刻退了,便起來服侍他們。

32 日落之後,有人把病人和被鬼附身的人都帶來見耶穌。 33 全城的人都聚在門前。 34 耶穌醫好了許多患各種疾病的人,又趕出很多鬼。祂不准鬼說話,因為鬼認識祂。

在加利利傳道

35 第二天清早,天還沒亮,耶穌就起來獨自走到曠野去禱告。 36 西門和同伴們四處尋找耶穌, 37 找到了,便對祂說:「大家都在找你呢!」

38 耶穌卻回答說:「我們到附近的鄉鎮去吧,我也好在那裡傳道,因為我就是為這事來的。」

39 於是,耶穌走遍加利利,在各會堂傳道,趕鬼。

治好痲瘋病人

40 有一次,一個患痲瘋病的人來到耶穌面前,跪下央求:「只要你肯,一定能使我潔淨。」

41 耶穌動了慈心,就伸手摸他,說:「我肯,你潔淨了吧!」 42 那人的痲瘋病立即消失了,他就潔淨了。 43 耶穌讓他回去並鄭重地叮囑: 44 「不要把這事告訴別人,要去讓祭司察看你的身體,並照摩西的規定獻祭,向眾人證明你已經潔淨了。」

45 但那人離開之後,卻到處傳揚這件事,以致耶穌無法再公開進城。祂只能待在城外的曠野,可是人們仍從各處來找祂。

The Message

Mark 1

John the Baptizer

11-3 The good news of Jesus Christ—the Message!—begins here, following to the letter the scroll of the prophet Isaiah.

Watch closely: I’m sending my preacher ahead of you;
He’ll make the road smooth for you.
Thunder in the desert!
Prepare for God’s arrival!
Make the road smooth and straight!

4-6 John the Baptizer appeared in the wild, preaching a baptism of life-change that leads to forgiveness of sins. People thronged to him from Judea and Jerusalem and, as they confessed their sins, were baptized by him in the Jordan River into a changed life. John wore a camel-hair habit, tied at the waist with a leather belt. He ate locusts and wild field honey.

7-8 As he preached he said, “The real action comes next: The star in this drama, to whom I’m a mere stagehand, will change your life. I’m baptizing you here in the river, turning your old life in for a kingdom life. His baptism—a holy baptism by the Holy Spirit—will change you from the inside out.”

9-11 At this time, Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. The moment he came out of the water, he saw the sky split open and God’s Spirit, looking like a dove, come down on him. Along with the Spirit, a voice: “You are my Son, chosen and marked by my love, pride of my life.”

God’s Kingdom Is Here

12-13 At once, this same Spirit pushed Jesus out into the wild. For forty wilderness days and nights he was tested by Satan. Wild animals were his companions, and angels took care of him.

14-15 After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee preaching the Message of God: “Time’s up! God’s kingdom is here. Change your life and believe the Message.”

16-18 Passing along the beach of Lake Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew net-fishing. Fishing was their regular work. Jesus said to them, “Come with me. I’ll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. I’ll show you how to catch men and women instead of perch and bass.” They didn’t ask questions. They dropped their nets and followed.

19-20 A dozen yards or so down the beach, he saw the brothers James and John, Zebedee’s sons. They were in the boat, mending their fishnets. Right off, he made the same offer. Immediately, they left their father Zebedee, the boat, and the hired hands, and followed.

Confident Teaching

21-22 Then they entered Capernaum. When the Sabbath arrived, Jesus lost no time in getting to the meeting place. He spent the day there teaching. They were surprised at his teaching—so forthright, so confident—not quibbling and quoting like the religion scholars.

23-24 Suddenly, while still in the meeting place, he was interrupted by a man who was deeply disturbed and yelling out, “What business do you have here with us, Jesus? Nazarene! I know what you’re up to! You’re the Holy One of God, and you’ve come to destroy us!”

25-26 Jesus shut him up: “Quiet! Get out of him!” The afflicting spirit threw the man into spasms, protesting loudly—and got out.

27-28 Everyone there was incredulous, buzzing with curiosity. “What’s going on here? A new teaching that does what it says? He shuts up defiling, demonic spirits and sends them packing!” News of this traveled fast and was soon all over Galilee.

29-31 Directly on leaving the meeting place, they came to Simon and Andrew’s house, accompanied by James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law was sick in bed, burning up with fever. They told Jesus. He went to her, took her hand, and raised her up. No sooner had the fever left than she was up fixing dinner for them.

32-34 That evening, after the sun was down, they brought sick and evil-afflicted people to him, the whole city lined up at his door! He cured their sick bodies and tormented spirits. Because the demons knew his true identity, he didn’t let them say a word.

The Leper

35-37 While it was still night, way before dawn, he got up and went out to a secluded spot and prayed. Simon and those with him went looking for him. They found him and said, “Everybody’s looking for you.”

38-39 Jesus said, “Let’s go to the rest of the villages so I can preach there also. This is why I’ve come.” He went to their meeting places all through Galilee, preaching and throwing out the demons.

40 A leper came to him, begging on his knees, “If you want to, you can cleanse me.”

41-45 Deeply moved, Jesus put out his hand, touched him, and said, “I want to. Be clean.” Then and there the leprosy was gone, his skin smooth and healthy. Jesus dismissed him with strict orders: “Say nothing to anyone. Take the offering for cleansing that Moses prescribed and present yourself to the priest. This will validate your healing to the people.” But as soon as the man was out of earshot, he told everyone he met what had happened, spreading the news all over town. So Jesus kept to out-of-the-way places, no longer able to move freely in and out of the city. But people found him, and came from all over.