使徒行传25 Acts

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25:1 非斯都到了任,过了三天,就从凯撒利亚上耶路撒冷去。

Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem.

25:2 祭司长,和犹太人的首领,向他控告保罗,

Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and besought him,

25:3 又央告他,求他的情,将保罗提到耶路撒冷来。他们要在路上埋伏杀害他。

And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.

25:4 非斯都却回答说,保罗押在凯撒利亚,我自己快要往那里去。

But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly thither.

25:5 又说,你们中间有权势的人,与我一同下去,那人若有什么不是,就可以告他。

Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down with me, and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him.

25:6 非斯都在他们那里,住了不过十天八天,就下凯撒利亚去。第二天坐堂,吩咐将保罗提上来。

And when he had tarried among them more than ten days, he went down unto Caesarea; and the next day sitting on the judgment seat commanded Paul to be brought.

25:7 保罗来了,那些从耶路撒冷下来的犹太人,周围站着,将许多重大的事控告他,都是不能证实的。

And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove.

25:8 保罗分诉说,无论犹太人的律法,或是圣殿,或是凯撒,我都没有干犯。

While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all.

25:9 但非斯都要讨犹太人的喜欢,就问保罗说,你愿意上耶路撒冷去,在那里听我审断这事吗。

But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me?

25:10 保罗说,我站在凯撒的堂前,这就是我应当受审的地方。我向犹太人并没有行过什么不义的事,这也是你明明知道的。

Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar’s judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest.

25:11 我若行了不义的事,犯了什么该死的罪,就是死,我也不辞。他们所告我的事若都不实,就没有人可以把我交给他们。我要上告于凯撒。

For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.

25:12 非斯都和议会商量了,就说,你既上告于凯撒,可以往凯撒那里去。

Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, Hast thou appealed unto Caesar? unto Caesar shalt thou go.

25:13 过了些日子,亚基帕王,和百尼基氏,来到凯撒利亚,问非斯都安。

And after certain days king Agrippa and Bernice came unto Caesarea to salute Festus.

25:14 在那里住了多日,非斯都将保罗的事告诉王,说,这里有一个人,是腓力斯留在监里的。

And when they had been there many days, Festus declared Paul’s cause unto the king, saying, There is a certain man left in bonds by Felix:

25:15 我在耶路撒冷的时候,祭司长和犹太的长老,将他的事禀报了我,求我定他的罪。

About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, desiring to have judgment against him.

25:16 我对他们说,无论什么人,被告还没有和原告对质,未得机会分诉所告他的事,就先定他的罪,这不是罗马人的条例。

To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.

25:17 及至他们都来到这里,我就不耽延,第二天便坐堂,吩咐把那人提上来。

Therefore, when they were come hither, without any delay on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat, and commanded the man to be brought forth.

25:18 告他的人站着告他。所告的,并没有我所逆料的那等恶事。

Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed:

25:19 不过是有几样辩论,为他们自己敬鬼神的事,又为一个人名叫耶稣,是已经死了,保罗却说他是活着的。

But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

25:20 这些事当怎样究问,我心里作难。我以问他说,你愿意上耶路撒冷去,在那里为这些事听审吗。

And because I doubted of such manner of questions, I asked him whether he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these matters.

25:21 但保罗求我留下,他要听皇上审断,我就吩咐把他留下,等我解他到凯撒那里去。

But when Paul had appealed to be reserved unto the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till I might send him to Caesar.

25:22 亚基帕对非斯都说,我自己也愿听这人辩论。非斯都说,明天你可以听。

Then Agrippa said unto Festus, I would also hear the man myself. To morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.

25:23 第二天,亚基帕和百尼基大张威势而来,同着众千夫长,和城里的尊贵人,进了公厅。非斯都吩咐一声,就有人将保罗带进来。

And on the morrow, when Agrippa was come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and was entered into the place of hearing, with the chief captains, and principal men of the city, at Festus’ commandment Paul was brought forth.

25:24 非斯都说,亚基帕王,和在这里的诸位阿,你们看这人,就是一切犹太人在耶路撒冷,和这里,曾向我恳求,呼叫说,不可容他再活着。

And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men which are here present with us, ye see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and also here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.

25:25 但我查明他没有犯什么该死的罪。并且他自己上告于皇帝,所以我定意把他解去

But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.

25:26 论到这人,我没有确实的事,可以奏明主上。因此我带他到你们面前,也特意带他到你亚基帕王面前,为要在查问之后,有所陈奏。

Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write.

25:27 据我看来,解送囚犯,不指明他的罪案,是不合理的。

For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the crimes laid against him.

使徒行传25参考

他们纵有“锲而不舍”的精神,但事总不能成,原因嘛……
25:1-9 虽然过了两年,但那些犹太领袖仍然想设法杀害保罗。他们向新任的非斯都提出保罗的案件,请求他把案件提到耶路撒冷,这样他们就可以伏击保罗,但神和保罗再次阻挠了他们的计谋。

我说保罗要上诉定不是为了自己的安危,其原因是……
25:10-11 每一位罗马公民都有权向凯撒上诉,这不是说凯撒会亲自聆讯,而是案件会在全国的最高法院中审理。非斯都认为保罗的上诉是一个送他离开这里的方法,可使犹太人平静下来。保罗希望到罗马去传扬福音(参罗1:10),他知道向凯撒上诉可使他有机会到罗马去。即使以囚犯的身分去罗马,总比没有机会去好。

保罗可以坦然说我没有行过不义的事,你可以吗?
25:11 保罗知道自己是无罪的,他可以向凯撒上诉。他知道身为罗马公民,以及身为一个清白无辜的人,可以享有甚么权利。保罗履行了罗马公民的责任,所以他可以寻求罗马的保护。我们因著与神同行,有良好的声誉和清洁的良心,可以使我们在人在神面前问心无愧。

25:19 即使非斯都对基督教的内容不太清楚,但他也明白复活是基督教信仰的核心。

身虽在牢不见愁,困境可以成机会──保罗如此看,你不会只顾埋怨吧……
25:23-27 保罗虽然在监里,但这没有阻止他尽量利用身处的境况。军官和城中主要的领袖都与亚基帕一同在公厅里聆讯这宗案件,保罗认为这是向这批新的听众宣讲福音的另一个机会。与其埋怨目前的处境,不如寻找每一个机会去事奉神,与别人分享福音。困难可能就是化了装的机会。

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