Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

馬太福音 4

耶穌受試探

1後來,耶穌被聖靈帶到曠野,去受魔鬼的試探。 耶穌禁食了四十晝夜後,很饑餓。 試探者前來對祂說:「如果你是上帝的兒子,可以叫這些石頭變成食物。」

耶穌回答說:「聖經上說,『人活著不是單靠食物,乃是靠上帝口中的每一句話。』」

魔鬼又帶祂進聖城,讓祂站在聖殿的最高處, 說:「如果你是上帝的兒子,就跳下去吧!因為聖經上說,『上帝會差遣祂的天使用手托住你,不讓你的腳碰在石頭上。』」

耶穌回答說:「聖經上也說,『不可試探主——你的上帝。』」

魔鬼再帶耶穌到一座極高的山上,把世上萬國及其榮華富貴展示給祂看, 說:「如果你俯伏敬拜我,我就把這一切都給你。」

10 耶穌說:「撒旦,走開!聖經上說,『要敬拜主——你的上帝,單單事奉祂。』」

11 於是魔鬼離開了耶穌,這時有天使前來伺候祂。

開始傳道

12 耶穌聽見約翰被捕入獄,就回到加利利。 13 後來,祂離開拿撒勒去迦百農住。迦百農靠近湖邊,在西布倫和拿弗他利地區。 14 這就應驗了以賽亞先知的話:

15 「西布倫、拿弗他利、
沿海一帶及約旦河東、外族人居住的加利利啊!
16 你們住在黑暗中的人看見了大光,
活在死亡陰影下的人被光照亮了!」

17 從那時起,耶穌開始傳道:「悔改吧,因爲天國臨近了!」

呼召門徒

18 耶穌沿著加利利湖邊行走的時候,看見被稱為彼得的西門和安得烈兩兄弟正在撒網打魚,他們是漁夫。 19 耶穌對他們說:「來跟從我!我要使你們成為得人的漁夫。」 20 他們立刻撇下漁網,跟從了耶穌。 21 耶穌再往前走,又看見雅各和約翰兩兄弟正和父親西庇太一起在船上補漁網。耶穌呼召他們, 22 他們馬上離開漁船,辭別父親,跟從了耶穌。

教導和醫治

23 耶穌走遍加利利,在各個會堂裡教導人,宣講天國的福音,醫治人們各樣的疾病。 24 祂的名聲傳遍了整個敘利亞。人們把一切患病的,就是患各種疾病的、疼痛的、癲癇的、癱瘓的,以及被鬼附身的都帶到祂面前,祂都醫治了他們。 25 因此,有大群的人跟從了祂,他們來自加利利、低加坡里、耶路撒冷、猶太和約旦河東。

Amplified Bible

Matthew 4

The Temptation of Jesus

1Then Jesus was led by the [Holy] Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After He had gone without food for forty days and forty nights, He became hungry. And the tempter came and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But Jesus replied, “It is written and forever remains written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes out of the mouth of God.’”

Then the devil took Him into the holy city [Jerusalem] and placed Him on the pinnacle (highest point) of the temple. And he said [mockingly] to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written,

He will command His angels concerning You [to serve, care for, protect and watch over You]’;

and

They will lift you up on their hands,
So that You will not strike Your foot against a stone.’”

Jesus said to him, “On the other hand, it is written and forever remains written, ‘You shall not test the Lord your God.’”

Again, the devil took Him up on a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory [splendor, magnificence, and excellence] of them; and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Go away, Satan! For it is written and forever remains written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.’” 11 Then the devil left Him; and angels came and ministered to Him [bringing Him food and serving Him].

Jesus Begins His Ministry

12 Now when Jesus heard that John [the Baptist] had been arrested and put in prison, He left for Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth, He went and settled in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the country of Zebulun and Naphtali. 14 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah:

15 
The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee [in the district] of the Gentiles
16 
The people who were sitting (living) in [spiritual] darkness have seen a great Light,
And for those who were sitting (living) in the land and shadow of [spiritual and moral] death,
Upon them a Light has dawned.”

17 From that time Jesus began to preach and say, [a]Repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins, live your life in a way that proves repentance; seek God’s purpose for your life], for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

The First Disciples

18 As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He noticed two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 And He said to them, [b]Follow Me [as My disciples, accepting Me as your Master and Teacher and walking the same path of life that I walk], and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him [becoming His disciples, believing and trusting in Him and following His example]. 21 And going on [further] from there He noticed two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John, in the boat with their father [c]Zebedee, mending their nets; and He called them [to follow Him as His disciples]. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him [becoming His disciples, believing and trusting in Him and following His example].

Ministry in Galilee

23 And He went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news (gospel) of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people [demonstrating and revealing that He was indeed the promised Messiah].

24 So the news about Him spread throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all who were sick, those suffering with various diseases and pains, those under the power of demons, and epileptics, paralytics; and He healed them. 25 Large crowds followed Him from Galilee and the [d]Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and the other side of the Jordan.

  1. Matthew 4:17 Jesus’ public ministry began at this time and He was preaching the same message John the Baptist had proclaimed.
  2. Matthew 4:19 The concept of “follow” can represent three separate possibilities: in the early stages of His ministry, (1) walking with Him physically (literally), that is, merely being in His presence regardless of personal belief or commitment, (2) accepting and identifying with the salvation He offered; and later on, (3) being identified with Him by being subject to the scorn and rejection of unbelievers because of personal belief and commitment to Him.
  3. Matthew 4:21 Zebedee’s wife, Salome, is believed to be the sister of Jesus’ mother Mary.
  4. Matthew 4:25 The district of the ten Hellenistic (Greco-Roman) cities east of the Sea of Galilee.