Deuteronomy:Chapter 15


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1每過七年,應施行豁免。 1In the seventh year thou shalt make a remission,
2豁免的方式是這樣:債主應把借與近人的一切,全部豁免,不應再向近人或兄弟追還,因為已為光榮上主宣佈了豁免。 2Which shall be celebrated in this order. He to whom any thing is owing from his friend or neighbour or brother, cannot demand it again, because it is the year of remission of the Lord,
3向外邦人可以追還,但你兄弟欠你的應一概豁免。 3Of the foreigner or stranger thou mayst exact it: of thy countryman and neighbour thou shalt not have power to demand it again.
4其實,在你中間不會有窮人,因為在你的天主賜給你作為產業的地上,上主必豐厚地祝福你, 4And there shall be no poor nor beggar among you: that the Lord thy God may bless thee in the land which he will give thee in possession.
5只要你聽從上主你天主的話,謹守遵行我今日吩咐你的這一切誡命。 5Yet so if thou hear the voice of the Lord thy God, and keep all things that he hath ordained, and which I command thee this day, he will bless thee, as he hath promised.
6因為你的天主必照他說的,祝福你:你要借給許多民族,而你卻不需要借貸;你要統治許多民族,但他們卻不會統治你。 6Thou shalt lend to many nations, and thou shalt borrow of no man. Thou shalt have dominion over very many nations, and no one shall have dominion over thee.
7如果在上主你的天主賜給你的地內的一座城裏,在你中間有了一個窮人,又是你的兄弟,對這窮苦的兄弟,你不可心硬,不可袖手旁觀, 7If one of thy brethren that dwelleth within the gates of thy city in the land which the Lord thy God will give thee, come to poverty: thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor close thy hand,
8應向他伸手,凡他所需要的儘量借給他。 8But shalt open it to the poor man, thou shalt lend him, that which thou perceivest he hath need of.
9你應提防,不要心生惡念說:『第七年的豁免年快到了!』就冷眼對待你窮苦的兄弟,不借給他什麼。如果他呼求上主反對你,你應負罪。 9Beware lest perhaps a wicked thought steal in upon thee, and thou say in thy heart: The seventh year of remission draweth nigh; and thou turn away thy eyes from thy poor brother, denying to lend him that which he asketh: lest he cry against thee to the Lord, and it become a sin unto thee.
10你應盡量供給他;供給他時,不應傷心,因為為了這事,上主你的天主必在你的一切工作,和你着手所作的一切事上祝福你。 10But thou shalt give to him: neither shalt thou do any thing craftily in relieving his necessities: that the Lord thy God may bless thee at all times, and in all things to which thou shalt put thy hand.
11既然在這地上總少不了窮人,為此我吩咐你說:對你地區內困苦貧窮的兄弟,你應大方地伸出援助之手。 11There will not be wanting poor in the land of thy habitation: therefore I command thee to open thy hand to thy needy and poor brother, that liveth in the land.
12你的兄弟,無論是希伯來男人,或是希伯來女人,若賣身與你,只應服事你六年,在第七年上,你應使他自由。 12When thy brother a Hebrew man, or Hebrew woman is sold to thee, and hath served thee six years, in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free:
13使他自由時,不可讓他空手離去; 13And when thou sendest him out free, thou shalt not let him go away empty:
14應由你羊群中,打禾場上,榨酒池內,取一些厚厚地酬報他,照上主你的天主祝福你的,分給他。 14But shalt give him for his way out of thy flocks, and out of thy barnfloor, and thy winepress, wherewith the Lord thy God shall bless thee.
15應記得你在埃及地也曾做過奴隸,上主你的天主將你贖回。為此我今日特將這事吩咐你。 15Remember that thou also wast a bondservant in the land of Egypt, and the Lord thy God made thee free, and therefore I now command thee this.
16倘若他對你說:『我不願離開你』,因為他愛你和你的家庭,又喜歡同你在一起, 16But if he say: I will not depart: because he loveth thee, and thy house, and findeth that he is well with thee:
17你就拿錐子在門上把他耳朵刺透,他便永遠成了你的奴僕;對你的婢女也該這樣做。 17Thou shalt take an awl, and bore through his ear in the door of thy house, and he shall serve thee for ever: thou shalt do in like manner to thy womanservant also.
18使他自由的時候,你不應感到不滿,因為他六年給你服務,應得傭工的雙倍工資,並且上主你的天主也必在你所做的事業上祝福你。 18Turn not away thy eyes from them when thou makest them tree: because he hath served thee six years according to the wages of a hireling: that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the works that thou dost.
19你的牛羊中所生的,凡是頭胎雄性的,都應祝聖與上主你的天主;你不可使頭胎公牛耕作,也不可剪頭胎公羊的毛。 19Of the firstlings, that come of thy herds and thy sheep, thou shalt sanctify to the Lord thy God whatsoever is of the male sex. Thou shalt not work with the firstling of a bullock, and thou shalt not shear the firstlings of thy sheep.
20你和你的家屬,年年在上主所選的地方,在上主你的天主面前,吃這些首生的牲畜。 20In the sight of the Lord thy God shalt thou eat them every year, in the place that the Lord shall choose, thou and thy house.
21但如果這牲畜有殘缺、或腿瘸、或瞎眼、或有任何缺點、你不可祭獻給上主你的天主, 21But if it have a blemish, or be lame, or blind, or in any part disfigured or feeble, it shall not be sacrificed to the Lord thy God.
22可在家裏吃,不潔與潔淨的人,都可以吃,如吃羚羊和鹿一樣; 22But thou shalt eat it within the gates of thy city: the clean and the unclean shall eat them alike, as the roe and as the hart.
23只不可吃牠的血,應將血如水一樣潑在地上。 23Only thou shalt take heed not to eat their blood, but pour it out on the earth as water.




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