歷史順序讀經表 : 第288天
使徒行傳 5:1-42 Chinese New Version (Traditional) (CNVT)
5 有一個人名叫亞拿尼亞，同他妻子撒非拉，把田產賣了。 2 他私底下把錢留了一部分，妻子也知道這件事。他把其餘的一部分帶來，放在使徒的腳前。 3 彼得說：“亞拿尼亞，為甚麼撒但充滿了你的心，使你欺騙聖靈，私底下把賣地的錢留了一部分呢？ 4 田地還沒有賣，不是你自己的嗎？既然賣了，所得的錢不是由你作主嗎？你為甚麼存心這樣作呢？你這不是欺騙人，而是欺騙 神。” 5 亞拿尼亞一聽見這話，就仆倒斷了氣。所有聽見的人都十分害怕。 6 有幾個青年人來把他包好，抬出去埋了。
7 大約三小時之後，亞拿尼亞的妻子進來，還不知道發生了甚麼事。 8 彼得問她：“你告訴我，你們賣田地的錢，就是這麼多嗎？”她說：“是的，就是這麼多。” 9 彼得說：“你們為甚麼串同試探主的靈呢？你看，埋你丈夫的人的腳，已經到了門口，他們也要把你抬出去。” 10 她立刻就仆倒在彼得腳前，斷了氣。那些青年人進來，發現她死了，把她也抬出去，埋在她丈夫旁邊。 11 全體會眾和所有聽見這事的人，都很害怕。
12 主藉著使徒的手，在民間行了許多神蹟奇事。他們都同心聚集在所羅門廊下，13 其餘的人，沒有一個敢接近他們，可是民眾都很敬重他們。 14 信主的男男女女越來越多， 15 甚至有人把病人抬到街上，放在小床和褥子上，好讓彼得經過時，至少他的身影可以落在一些人身上。 16 耶路撒冷周圍城市的人，也帶著病人和受污靈纏擾的，蜂擁而來，結果病人全都醫好了。
17 大祭司和他的同黨撒都該人都起來，滿心忌恨， 18 於是下手拿住使徒，把他們押在公共拘留所裡。 19 夜間有一位天使，打開監門，把他們領出來，說： 20 “你們去，站在殿裡，把一切有關這生命的話，都講給眾民聽。” 21 使徒聽完了，就在黎明的時候，進到殿裡去教導。大祭司和他的同黨來到了，就召集了公議會和以色列人的眾長老，派人到監牢去帶使徒出來。 22 差役到了監裡，找不到他們，回來報告說： 23 “我們發現監門緊閉，獄卒也守在門外；等到開了門，裡面連一個人也找不到。” 24 聖殿的守衛長和祭司長聽了這些話，覺得很困惑，不知道這件事將來會怎樣。 25 忽然有人來報告說：“你們押在監裡的那些人，正站在殿裡教導眾民呢！” 26 於是守衛長和差役去帶使徒來，不過沒有用暴力，因為怕眾民用石頭打他們。
27 既然帶來了，就叫他們站在公議會前。大祭司問他們： 28 “我們嚴厲地吩咐過你們，不准再奉這名教導。看，你們卻把你們的道理傳遍了耶路撒冷，想要把流這人的血的責任推到我們身上。” 29 彼得和眾使徒回答：“服從 神過於服從人，是應當的。30 你們掛在木頭上親手殺害的耶穌，我們祖先的 神已經使他復活了。 31 神把他高舉在自己的右邊，作元首作救主，把悔改的心賜給了以色列人，使他們罪得赦免。32 我們為這些事作證， 神賜給順從的人的聖靈也為這些事作證。”
33 公議會的人聽了，非常惱怒，就想要殺他們。 34 但有一個法利賽人，名叫迦瑪列，是民眾所尊敬的律法教師。他在公議會中站起來，吩咐人把使徒暫時帶出去，35 然後對大家說：“以色列人哪，你們應當小心處理這些人！ 36 從前有個丟大，自命不凡，附從他的人約有四百。他一被殺，跟從他的人盡都星散，一敗塗地。 37 這人之後，在戶口登記的時候，又有一個加利利人猶大，拉攏人們來跟從他。後來他也喪命，跟從他的人也就煙消雲散了。 38 至於目前的事，我勸你們不要管這些人，由他們吧！因為這計劃或這行動，如果是出於人意，終必失敗； 39 如果是出於 神，你們就不能破壞他們，恐怕你們是與 神作對了。”他們接受了他的勸告， 40 就傳使徒進來，鞭打一頓，禁止他們奉耶穌的名傳講，就把他們釋放了。 41 使徒歡歡喜喜從公議會裡出來，因為他們算是配得為主的名受辱。 42 他們天天在殿裡並在各人的家中，不斷地教導，傳講耶穌是基督。
使徒行传 6:1-15 Chinese New Version (Traditional) (CNVT)
6 門徒不斷增加的時候，講希臘話的猶太人，埋怨本地的希伯來人，因為在日常的供給上，忽略了他們的寡婦。 2 於是十二使徒召集了眾門徒，說：“要我們放下 神的道，去管理伙食，是不合適的。 3 所以弟兄們，應當從你們中間選出七個有好見證、滿有聖靈和智慧的人，我們就派他們負責這事。 4 至於我們，我們要專心祈禱、傳道。” 5 這個意見全會眾都很滿意，於是選出司提反，他是一位滿有信心和聖靈的人，還有腓利、伯羅哥羅、尼加挪、提門、巴米拿，以及歸信猶太教的安提阿人尼哥拉， 6 叫他們站在使徒面前。使徒禱告後，就為他們按手。 7 神的道傳開了；在耶路撒冷，門徒人數大大增加，有很多祭司也信從了真道。
8 司提反滿有恩惠能力，在民間施行大奇事和神蹟。 9 當時有幾個稱為“自由人”會堂的人，就是從古利奈和亞歷山太來的人，另外還有基利家人和亞西亞人，他們出面與司提反辯論， 10 但司提反靠著聖靈和智慧說話，他們就抵擋不住。 11 於是他們唆使眾人，說：“我們聽過他說謗瀆摩西和 神的話。” 12 又煽動民眾、長老、經學家，這些人就來捉拿他，把他帶到公議會， 13 並且造了假的證供說：“這人不斷抨擊聖地和律法。 14 我們聽他說過：‘這拿撒勒人耶穌要毀壞這地方，改變摩西傳給我們的規例。’” 15 當時，坐在公議會裡的人，都注視他，見他的面貌像天使一樣。
使徒行传 7:1-21 Chinese New Version (Traditional) (CNVT)
7 大祭司說：“真有這些事嗎？” 2 司提反說：“各位父老兄弟請聽！我們的祖宗亞伯拉罕，在美索不達米亞，還沒有住在哈蘭的時候，榮耀的 神向他顯現， 3 對他說：‘你要離開本地本族，到我指示你的地方去。’ 4 他就離開迦勒底人的地方，住在哈蘭。他父親死後， 神又叫他從那裡遷到你們現在所住的地方。 5 在這裡 神並沒有賜他產業，連立足之地也沒有。但 神應許把這地賜給他和他的後裔為業，雖然那時他還沒有兒子。 6 神就這樣說：‘你的後裔必在外地寄居，人要奴役、虐待他們四百年。’ 7 神又說：‘奴役他們的那個國家，我要親自懲罰。以後，他們要出來，在這地方事奉我。’ 8 神也賜他割禮為約。這樣，亞伯拉罕生了以撒，第八天就給他行了割禮。後來，以撒生雅各，雅各生了十二位祖先。
9 “祖先妒忌約瑟，把他賣到埃及去，然而 神與他同在， 10 救他脫離一切苦難，使他在埃及王法老面前，有智慧、得恩寵。法老立他為首相，管理埃及和法老的全家。11 後來埃及和迦南全地遭遇饑荒、大災難，我們的祖先找不到糧食。 12 雅各聽見埃及有穀糧，就派我們的祖先去，這是第一次。 13 第二次的時候，約瑟就向哥哥們表露自己的身世，法老才知道約瑟的家世。 14 約瑟就派人去把他父親雅各和全家七十五人都接來。 15 於是雅各下了埃及。後來他和我們祖先都死了， 16 運到示劍，埋葬在亞伯拉罕用銀子向哈抹子孫買來的墳地裡。
17 “ 神給亞伯拉罕的應許快要實現的時候，以色列人在埃及人口繁盛增多； 18 但是，到了另一位不認識約瑟的君王興起統治埃及的時候， 19 他就謀害我們的同胞，虐待我們的祖先，逼他們拋棄自己的嬰孩，不容嬰孩存活。 20 就在那時候，摩西出生了，他非常俊美，在父親的家中撫養了三個月。 21 他被拋棄的時候，法老的女兒把他拾起來，當作兒子撫養。
Acts 5:1-42 New International Version (NIV)
Ananias and Sapphira
5 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2 With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.
3 Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 4 Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”
5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. 6 Then some young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.
7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?”
“Yes,” she said, “that is the price.”
9 Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.”
10 At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband. 11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
The Apostles Heal Many
12 The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade. 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. 14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.15 As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.16 Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by impure spirits, and all of them were healed.
The Apostles Persecuted
17 Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. 20 “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people all about this new life.”
21 At daybreak they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people.
When the high priest and his associates arrived, they called together the Sanhedrin—the full assembly of the elders of Israel—and sent to the jail for the apostles.22 But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported, 23 “We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside.” 24 On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were at a loss, wondering what this might lead to.
25 Then someone came and said, “Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people.” 26 At that, the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles. They did not use force, because they feared that the people would stone them.
27 The apostles were brought in and made to appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. 28 “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.”
29 Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings! 30 The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead—whom you killed by hanging him on a cross. 31 God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins. 32 We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”
33 When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death. 34 But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, who was honored by all the people, stood up in the Sanhedrin and ordered that the men be put outside for a little while. 35 Then he addressed the Sanhedrin: “Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men. 36 Some time ago Theudas appeared, claiming to be somebody, and about four hundred men rallied to him. He was killed, all his followers were dispersed, and it all came to nothing. 37 After him, Judas the Galilean appeared in the days of the census and led a band of people in revolt. He too was killed, and all his followers were scattered. 38 Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. 39 But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.”
40 His speech persuaded them. They called the apostles in and had them flogged.Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
41 The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. 42 Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.
Acts 6:1-15 New International Version (NIV)
The Choosing of the Seven
6 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews[a] among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widowswere being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. 3 Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them 4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”
5 This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. 6 They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.
7 So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.
8 Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people. 9 Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called)—Jews of Cyrene and Alexandria as well as the provinces of Cilicia and Asia—who began to argue with Stephen. 10 But they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke.
11 Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, “We have heard Stephen speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.”
12 So they stirred up the people and the elders and the teachers of the law. They seized Stephen and brought him before the Sanhedrin. 13 They produced false witnesses, who testified, “This fellow never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law. 14 For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs Moses handed down to us.”
15 All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.
Acts 7:1-21 New International Version (NIV)
Stephen’s Speech to the Sanhedrin
7 Then the high priest asked Stephen, “Are these charges true?”
2 To this he replied: “Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Harran.3 ‘Leave your country and your people,’ God said, ‘and go to the land I will show you.’[a]
4 “So he left the land of the Chaldeans and settled in Harran. After the death of his father, God sent him to this land where you are now living. 5 He gave him no inheritance here, not even enough ground to set his foot on. But God promised him that he and his descendants after him would possess the land, even though at that time Abraham had no child. 6 God spoke to him in this way: ‘For four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own, and they will be enslaved and mistreated. 7 But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves,’ God said, ‘and afterward they will come out of that country and worship me in this place.’[b] 8 Then he gave Abraham the covenant of circumcision. And Abraham became the father of Isaac and circumcised him eight days after his birth. Later Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob became the father of the twelve patriarchs.
9 “Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt. But God was with him 10 and rescued him from all his troubles. He gave Joseph wisdom and enabled him to gain the goodwill of Pharaoh king of Egypt. So Pharaoh made him ruler over Egypt and all his palace.
11 “Then a famine struck all Egypt and Canaan, bringing great suffering, and our ancestors could not find food. 12 When Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our forefathers on their first visit. 13 On their second visit, Joseph told his brothers who he was, and Pharaoh learned about Joseph’s family. 14 After this, Joseph sent for his father Jacob and his whole family, seventy-five in all. 15 Then Jacob went down to Egypt, where he and our ancestors died. 16 Their bodies were brought back to Shechem and placed in the tomb that Abraham had bought from the sons of Hamor at Shechem for a certain sum of money.
17 “As the time drew near for God to fulfill his promise to Abraham, the number of our people in Egypt had greatly increased. 18 Then ‘a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt.’[c] 19 He dealt treacherously with our people and oppressed our ancestors by forcing them to throw out their newborn babies so that they would die.
20 “At that time Moses was born, and he was no ordinary child.[d] For three months he was cared for by his family. 21 When he was placed outside, Pharaoh’s daughter took him and brought him up as her own son.