徒 Acts 1:15-20
15 那时，约有一百二十人聚会，彼得在众弟兄中间站起来说:16“弟兄们，经上的话，就是圣 灵藉着大卫的口，预言那领人捉拿耶稣的犹大的事，是一定会应验的。17 他本是我们中间的 一个，一同领受了这职分。18 他用不义的酬劳买了一块田，结果倒头栽了下去，腹破肠流。 19 这事住在耶路撒冷的人全都知道，所以按当地的话，那块地称为亚革大马，意思就是‘血 田’。20 因为诗篇上写着:‘愿他的住处变为荒场，无人居在其中。’又说:‘愿别人取代他的职 分。’
15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) 16 and said, “Brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus. 17 He was one of our number and shared in our ministry.” 18 (With the payment he received for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out. 19 Everyone in Jerusalem heard about this, so they called that field in their language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20 “For,” said Peter, “it is written in the Book of Psalms: ‘May his place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in it,’ and, ‘May another take his place of leadership.’”
这段经文令人最感兴趣的是犹大的命运。但这里的希腊原文的意思并不明确。我们从马太福 音却能毫无疑问地知道犹大自杀了。犹大为什么出卖耶稣，我们只能一直推测，也有不同人 提出各种原因。但无论犹大有什么理由，他的确是遗臭万年了。任何人背叛了基督是永远不 会有任何平安的。
The great interest of this passage is the fate of Judas. What exactly the Greek means here is uncertain; but in Matthew’s account we are left in no doubt that Judas committed suicide. It must always be a matter of speculation why Judas betrayed Jesus. There are various reasons have been put forward but whatever the reason for his actions, Judas goes down in history as the most wicked name of all. There can never be any peace for anyone who betrays Christ.