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。

New International Version

Matthew 4

Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness

1Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]

Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
    and they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[c]

Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d]

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]

11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

Jesus Begins to Preach

12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. 13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali— 14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:

15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,
    the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan,
    Galilee of the Gentiles—
16 the people living in darkness
    have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
    a light has dawned.”[f]

17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

Jesus Calls His First Disciples

18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him.

21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Jesus Heals the Sick

23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. 24 News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them. 25 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis,[g] Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.

Footnotes

  1. Matthew 4:1 The Greek for tempted can also mean tested.
  2. Matthew 4:4 Deut. 8:3
  3. Matthew 4:6 Psalm 91:11,12
  4. Matthew 4:7 Deut. 6:16
  5. Matthew 4:10 Deut. 6:13
  6. Matthew 4:16 Isaiah 9:1,2
  7. Matthew 4:25 That is, the Ten Cities