使徒行传15 Acts

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15:1 有几个人,从犹太下来,教训弟兄们说,你们若不摩西的规条受割礼,不能得救。

And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.

15:2 保罗巴拿巴与他们大大的分争辩论,众门徒就定规,叫保罗,巴拿巴和本会中几个人,为所辩论的,上耶路撒冷去,见使徒和长老。

When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.

15:3 于是教会送他们起行,他们经过腓尼基,撒玛利亚,随处传说外邦人归主的事,叫众弟兄都甚欢喜。

And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

15:4 到了耶路撒冷,教会和使徒并长老,都接待他们,他们就述说神同他们所行的一切事。

And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.

15:5 惟有几个信徒是法利赛教门的人,起来说,必须给外邦人行割礼,吩咐他们遵守摩西的律法。

But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.

15:6 使徒和长老,聚会商议这事。

And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.

15:7 辩论已经多了,彼得就起来,说,诸位弟兄,你们知道神早已在你们中间拣选了我,叫外邦人从我口中得听福音之道,而且相信。

And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.

15:8 知道人心的神,也为他们作了见证。赐圣灵给他们,正如给我们一样。

And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;

15:9 又藉着信,洁净了他们的心,并不分他们我们。

And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

15:10 现在为什么试探神,要把我们祖宗和我们所不能负的轭,放在门徒的颈项上呢。

Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

15:11 我们得救,乃是因主耶稣的恩,和他们一样,这是我们所信的。

But we believe that through the grace of the LORD Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

15:12 众人都默默无声,听巴拿巴和保罗,述说神藉他们在外邦人所行的神迹奇事。

Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.

15:13 他们住了声,雅各就说,诸位弟兄,请听我的话。

And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:

15:14 方才西门述说神当初怎样眷顾外邦人,从他们中间选取百姓归于自己的名下

Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.

15:15 众先知的话,也与这意思相合。

And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,

15:16 正如经上所写的,此后我要回来,重新修造大卫倒塌的帐幕,把那破坏的,重新修造建立起来。

After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:

15:17 叫馀剩的人,就是凡称为我名下的外邦人,都寻求主。

That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.

15:18 这话是从创世以来,显明这事的主说的。

Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

15:19 所以据我的意见,不可难为那归服神的外邦人。

Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:

15:20 只要写信,吩咐他们禁戒偶像的污秽和奸淫,并勒死的牲畜,和血。

But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

15:21 因为从古以来,摩西的书在各城有人传讲,每逢安息日,在会堂里诵读。

For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

15:22 那时,使徒和长老并全教会,定意从他们中间拣选人,差他们和保罗,巴拿巴,同往安提阿去。所拣选的,就是称呼巴撒巴的犹大,和西拉,这两个人在弟兄中是作首领的。

Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren:

15:23 于是写信交付他们,内中说,使徒和作长老的弟兄们,问安提阿,叙利亚,基利家外邦众弟兄的安。

And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia:

15:24 我们听说有几个人,从我们这里出去,用言语搅扰你们,惑乱你们的心。(有古卷在此有你们必须受割礼守摩西的律法)。其实我们并没有吩咐他们。

Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:

15:25 所以我们同心定意,拣选几个人,差他们同我们所亲爱的巴拿巴,和保罗,住你们那里去。

It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,

15:26 这二人是为我主耶稣基督的名,不顾性命的。

Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15:27 我们就差了犹大和西拉,他们也要亲口诉说这些事。

We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth.

15:28 因为圣灵和我们,定意不将别的重担放在你们身上。惟有几件事是不可少的,

For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;

15:29 就是禁戒祭偶像的物,和血,并勒死的牲畜,和奸淫。这几件你们若能自己禁戒不犯,就好了。愿你们平安。

That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

15:30 他们既奉了差遣,就下安提阿去,聚集众人,交付书信。

So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle:

15:31 众人念了,因为信上安慰的话,就欢喜了。

Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.

15:32 犹大和西拉也是先知,就用许多话劝勉弟兄,坚固他们。

And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them.

15:33 住了些日子,弟兄们打发他们平平安安的回到差遣他们的人那里去。(有古卷在此有徒15:34节,惟有西拉定意仍住在那里)

And after they had tarried there a space, they were let go in peace from the brethren unto the apostles.

15:34 *

Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.

15:35 但保罗和巴拿巴,仍住在安提阿,和许多别人一同教训人,传主的道。

Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.

15:36 过了些日子,保罗对巴拿巴说,我们可以回到从前宣传主道的各城,看望弟兄们景况如何。

And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the LORD, and see how they do.

15:37 巴拿巴有意,要带称呼马可的约翰同去。

And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.

15:38 但保罗,因为马可从前在旁非利亚离开他们,不和他们同去作工,就以为不可带他去。

But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.

15:39 于是二人起了争论,甚至彼此分开。巴拿巴带着马可,坐船往塞浦路斯去。

And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;

15:40 保罗拣选了西拉,也出去,蒙弟兄们把他交于主的恩中。

And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.

15:41 他就走遍叙利亚,基利家,坚固众教会。

And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.


15:1 犹太基督徒的真正问题是外邦人是否需要遵守律法,守这些律法的标志就是行割礼。他们担心将来外邦信徒比犹太信徒更多,如果不遵守犹太律法,他们的道德标准就会下降。保罗、巴拿巴和其他教会领袖相信旧约律法是重要的,但并不是得救的先决条件。律法不能叫人得救,只有藉著信靠耶稣基督得到恩典才可以得救。

15:1-21 外邦人悔改为初期教会带来了一个急需解决的问题──外邦人是否须遵守摩西律法及其他犹太传统才能得救呢?有一群犹太基督徒坚持要遵守律法,和行割礼才能得救。外邦人则认为他们不必要成为犹太人才能成为基督徒。因此,保罗和巴拿巴便与教会领袖讨论这个问题。会议赞同保罗和巴拿巴的信念──遵守犹太律法、行割礼并不是得救的必要条件。安提阿和耶路撒冷教会解决争执的方法对我们很有帮助:(1)他们派代表去寻求解决方法;(2)与教会领袖会面,并定下日期继续商讨;(3)保罗和巴拿巴作报告;(4)雅各总结,并作出决定;(5)每个人都遵守这项决定;(6)写信给代表带回安提阿,报告这项决定。

15:10 律法既然是犹太人不能负的轭,那么,在他们的历史中,律法又如何帮助他们呢?保罗说律法是一个指引,指出他们的罪,叫他们能悔改,回到神那里过公义的生活(参加3:24-25)。

15:20-21 雅各认为外邦信徒不必遵守割礼,但他们应该禁戒偶像、奸淫(拜偶像通常有这种行为)及吃勒死的牲畜和血(反映圣经有关血里有生命这个教训,参利17:14)。假如外邦信徒能禁戒不犯,他们便能得神喜悦,又能与犹太信徒融洽相处。当然,还有其他行为是不适合信徒的;不过犹太人最关心以上几点。这个和解方案使教会不会因为犹太人和外邦人之间的文化差异而妨碍到她的增长。当我们跨越文化和经济界限去分享福音时,必须明白我们所定的信仰要求是神的要求,而不是人的要求。

15:22 使徒不是教会的职位,而是根据特别的恩赐而设立的。长老是被委任带领和管理教会的。在这个会议上,使徒们顺服长老(耶稣的兄弟雅各)的决定。

15:23-29 这封信回答了安提阿外邦基督徒的问题,给他们带来极大的喜乐(15:31)。这封措词中肯、充满安慰和爱的信提到圣灵的引导,解释要做些甚么事,就如读者早已知道一样。假若我们不但谨慎学习信上的内容,而且学习如何表达,就会得益更多。我们说话的内容即使是正确的,也可能会因语气或态度而得罪了我们的听众。

15:31 有关行割礼的争论本来会使教会分裂,但保罗、巴拿巴和安提阿的犹太人作出了正确的决定──他们寻求教会领袖和神的话的引导。假如我们当中意见出现分歧,也应该用这样的方法来解决,寻求明智的引导,遵守所作出的决定。不要因意见不同而使你和其他信徒分裂,向第三方寻求帮助是解决困难、保持合一的好方法。

15:36-39 保罗和巴拿巴因为马可而出现严重的意见分歧;保罗因为马可曾经离开(13:13),所以不想带他一同上路。这次意见分歧引起这两位伟大的传道人分开,各自另组一队布道队,开辟了两项宣教工作。神甚至能通过争执和意见分歧来工作,后来,马可成为保罗的重要助手(参西4:10)。基督徒不是常常都意见一致,但问题可以通过彼此协商,各自保留不同意见以及让神的旨意做工来解决。

15:40 西拉曾经参与在耶路撒冷举行的会议,也是被拣选代表耶路撒冷教会,把信件和决定带到安提阿的两个人之一(15:22)。保罗来自安提阿教会,他拣选了来自耶路撒冷教会的西拉一同上路,到许多城市去传扬福音,这次合作显出在耶路撒冷会议的决定后,教会合一的情形。

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