知多一點點(聖經篇):約翰福音第十七章有多少次提到我們是父賜給主的人?

知多一點點(聖經篇):約翰福音第十七章有多少次提到我們是父賜給主的人?

約翰福音第十七章,是「大祭司的禱告」,也是「良人的禱告」,傾訴了阿爸和主的愛願,也有七次提到我們是阿爸賜給祂的人。

「七次?怎樣我只找到五次?」有人問。

對,和合本只出現了五次。

約十七2:「正如祢曾賜給祂權柄管理凡有血氣的,叫祂將永生賜給祢所賜給祂的人。」
約十七6:「祢從世上賜給我的人,我已將祢的名顯明與他們。他們本是祢的,祢將他們賜給我,他們也遵守了祢的道。」
約十七9:「我為他們祈求,不為世人祈求,卻為祢所賜給我的人祈求,因他們本是祢的。」
約十七24:「父啊,我在哪裡,願祢所賜給我的人也同我在那裡,叫他們看見祢所賜給我的榮耀;因為創立世界以前,祢已經愛我了。」

另外兩次,原來在第11和12節。這次,幾個譯本一併去讀。

約十七11:「從今以後,我不在世上,他們卻在世上;我往祢那裡去。聖父啊,求祢因祢所賜給我的名保守他們,叫他們合而為一像我們一樣。」

ESV: “And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.”

NKJV: “Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.”

YLT: “and no more am I in the world, and these are in the world, and I come unto Thee. Holy Father, keep them in Thy name, whom Thou hast given to me, that they may be one as we;”

約十七12:「我與他們同在的時候,因祢所賜給我的名保守了他們,我也護衛了他們;其中除了那滅亡之子,沒有一個滅亡的,好叫經上的話得應驗。」

ESV: “While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.”

NKJV: “While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept;[c] and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.”

YLT: “when I was with them in the world, I was keeping them in Thy name; those whom Thou hast given to me I did guard, and none of them was destroyed, except the son of the destruction, that the Writing may be fulfilled.”

這兩節聖經,和合本譯作「祢所賜給我的名」,而不是「祢所賜給我的人」,因為英文譯本,有些譯作which,有些則譯作those。至於中文聖經,新漢語譯本的註釋中,提到有古抄本作「求祢保守祢所賜給我的那些人」或「求祢用祢的名保守祢所賜給我的人」,意思就是「祢所賜給我的人,我保守他們在祢的名裡面」。

很寶貴,遠從亙古,父、子、聖靈已無限相愛,有相同的愛夢,彼此都想把最好的給對方。父要把我們賜給祂愛子;主決心把我們帶到父面前,甚至願意把自己賜給我們。父、子、聖靈知道我們會犯罪,父竟差愛子成為人,甚至為我們死。今天,主已衝過死亡,更住在我們心中,與我們有至深愛的聯合!祂要向我們指示父(詩二二22、約十七26),使我們能享受阿爸的愛,又保守我們在父的名裡,活在阿爸待我的真相中,以致一個也不失落(約六37, 39, 40、十28-30、十八9;來二12-13)。

作者:陳偉雄、陳麗燕