Jeremiah:Chapter 44


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耶肋米亞 Jeremiah
1以下是關於住在埃及地,住在米革多耳,塔黑培乃斯、諾夫和帕特洛斯地的一切猶太人,傳給耶肋米亞的話: 1The word that came to Jeremias, concerning all the Jews that dwelt in the land of Egypt, dwelling in Magdal, and in Taphnis, and in Memphis, and in the land of Phatures, saying:
2「萬軍的上主,以色列的天主這樣說:你們看見了我對耶路撒冷和猶大各城召來的一切災禍,看,今日已成為無人居住的曠野。 2Thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: You have seen all this evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, and upon all the cities of Juda: and behold they are desolate this day, and there is not an inhabitant in them:
3這是因為他們做了惹我動怒的惡事,向他們、你們和你們的祖先從不認識的外方神祇焚香敬拜; 3Because of the wickedness which they have committed, to provoke me to wrath, and to go and offer sacrifice, and worship other gods, which neither they, nor you, nor your fathers knew.
4雖然我早就不斷給你們派遣我所有的先知僕人們說:你們切不可做我所憎恨的可惡之事! 4And I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early, and sending, and saying: Do not commit this abominable thing, which I hate.
5他們卻沒有側耳聽從,沒有放棄他們向外方神祇焚香的惡習。 5But they heard not, nor inclined their ear to turn from their evil ways, and not to sacrifice to strange gods.
6於是我的憤恨如火發作,焚毀了猶大城市和耶路撒冷的街市,使她成為荒涼的曠野,有如今日。 6Wherefore my indignation and my fury was poured forth, and was kindled in the cities of Juda, and in the streets of Jerusalem: and they are turned to desolation and waste, as at this day.
7現在,上主萬軍的天主,以色列的天主這樣說:為什麼你們招來這樣大的災禍,加害自己,使你們中的男人、婦女、幼童、嬰兒,全由猶大滅絕,不給你們留下遺民? 7And now thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: Why do you commit this great evil against your own souls, that there should die of you man and woman, child and suckling out of the midst of Juda, and no remnant should be left you:
8為什麼你們做惹我動怒的事,向你們來寄居的埃及地的外方神祇獻香,使你們自遭滅亡,成為普世萬民詛咒和恥笑的對象? 8In that you provoke me to wrath with the works of your hands, by sacrificing to other gods in the land of Egypt, into which you are come to dwell there: and that you should perish, and be a curse, and a reproach to all the nations of the earth?
9難道你們忘了你們的祖先、猶大君王和他們的妻妾、你們自己和你們的女人,在猶大地和耶路撒冷街上犯的種種罪惡? 9Have you forgotten the evils of your fathers, and the evils of the kings of Juda, and the evils of their wives, and your evils, and the evils of your wives, that they have done in the land of Juda, and in the streets of Jerusalem?
10他們直到今日尚不後悔,也不畏懼,更不履行我給你們和你們的祖先頒布的法律和誡命。 10They are not cleansed even to this day: neither have they feared, nor walked in the law of the Lord, nor in my commandments, which I set before you and your fathers.
11為此,萬軍的上主,以色列的天主這樣說:看,我面向你們,是為降災,消滅整個猶大。 11Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: Behold I will set my face upon you for evil: and I will destroy all Juda.
12凡決意往埃及地去,要在那裡寄居的猶大遺民;我必要剷除,叫他們全死亡在埃及地,喪身刀下,饑餓而死;不分老幼都死於刀劍、饑荒,飽受憎恨、厭惡、詛咒和侮辱。 12And I will take the remnant of Juda that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt, and to dwell there: and they shall be all consumed in the land of Egypt: they shall fall by the sword, and by the famine: and they shall be consumed from the least even to the greatest, by the sword, and by the famine shall they die: and they shall be for an execration, and for a wonder, and for a curse, and for a reproach.
13我必以刀劍、饑荒和瘟疫懲罰住在埃及地的人,如懲罰耶路撒冷一樣, 13And I will visit them that dwell in the land of Egypt, as I have visited Jerusalem by the sword, and by famine, and by pestilence.
14使前往寄居埃及的猶大遺民,無一能幸免逃脫,返回他們所渴望回去居住的猶大地;除少數脫身者外,他們不會回來了。」 14And there shall be none that shall escape, and remain of the remnant of the Jews that are gone to sojourn in the land of Egypt: and that shall return into the land of Juda, to which they have a desire to return to dwell there: there shall none return but they that shall flee.
15於是凡知道自己的女人曾向外方神祇燒香的人,和一大群環立在旁的婦女,以及住在埃及地和帕特洛斯的全體人民,就答覆耶肋米亞說: 15Then all the men that knew that their wives sacrificed to other gods: and all the women of whom there stood by a great multitude, and all the people of them that dwelt in the land of Egypt in Phatures, answered Jeremias, saying:
16「你奉上主的名對我們說的話,你們不願聽從; 16As for the word which thou hast spoken to us in the name of the Lord, we will not hearken to thee:
17至於凡出自我們口中的話,我們必定實行,給天后焚香奠酒,如同我們、我們的祖先、君王及首領,在猶大城和耶路撒冷街上所做的一樣;那時我們都豐衣足食,安享太平,不見災禍。 17But we will certainly do every word that shall proceed out of our own mouth, to sacrifice to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings to her, as we and our fathers have done, our kings, and our princes in the cities of Juda, and in the streets of Jerusalem: and we were filled with bread, and it was well with us, and we saw no evil.
18可是,自從我們斷絕向天后獻香,不給她奠酒以來,我們就什麼也缺乏,死於刀劍和饑荒。 18But since we left off to offer sacrifice to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings to her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword, and by famine.
19至於我們的女人同天后焚香奠奠酒,又那能沒有我們男人的同意,依照她的形狀,給她備製祭餅,向她奠奠酒呢?」 19And if we offer sacrifice to the queen of heaven, and pour out drink offerings to her: did we make cakes to worship her, to pour out drink offerings to her, without our husbands?
20耶肋米亞便對全體人民,對答覆他的男人和婦女以及所有的人說: 20And Jeremias spoke to all the people, to the men, and to the women, and to all the people which had given him that answer, saying:
21「難道你們、你們的祖先、君王、首領和地方上的人民,在猶大城和耶路撒冷街上燒香的事,上主就不記得了,再也不懷在心了嗎? 21Was it not the sacrifice that you offered in the cities of Juda, and in the streets of Jerusalem, you and Sour fathers, your kings, and your princes, and the people of the land, which the Lord hath remembered, and hath it not entered into his heart?
22上主再也不能容忍你們邪惡的行為,和你們做的可惡的事,為此你們的土地變成了荒野,成了驚愕和詛咒的對象,無人居住,有如今日: 22So that the Lord could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which you have committed: therefore your land is become a desolation, and an astonishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this day.
23因為你們燒香得罪了上主,不聽上主的勸告,不履行他的法律、誡命和法令,纔給你們招來了像今日這樣的災禍。」 23Because you have sacrificed to idols, and have sinned against the Lord: and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord, and have not walked in his law, and in his commandments, and in his testimonies: therefore are these evils come upon you, as at this day.
24以後,耶肋米亞又對全體人民和全體婦女說:「凡在埃及境內的猶大人,請聽上主的話! 24And Jeremias said to all the people, and to all the women: Hear ye the word of the Lord, all Juda, you that dwell in the land of Egypt:
25萬軍的上主,以色列的天主這樣說:你們和你們的女人,都要親手做你們親口說的事;你們說:我們決意實踐我們許的誓願,向天后燒香奠奠酒。你們就實踐你們的誓願,舉行你們的奠祭罷! 25Thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel, saying: You and your wives have spoken with your mouth, and fulfilled with your hands, saying: Let us perform our vows which we have made, to offer sacrifice to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings to her: you have fulfilled your vows, and have performed them indeed.
26但是,所有住在埃及地的猶大人,你們且聽上主的話:看,我以我偉大的名起誓──上主說:在埃及全地任何猶大人的口中,不會再呼號我名說:我主上主永在! 26Therefore hear ye the word of the Lord, all Juda, you that dwell in the land of Egypt: Behold I have sworn by my great name, saith the Lord: that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Juda, in the land of Egypt, saying: The Lord God liveth.
27看,我注視他們,是為降災,不是為賜福,使在埃及地所有的猶大人,都死於刀劍饑荒,徹底消滅; 27Behold I will watch over them for evil, and not for good: and all the men of Juda that are in the land of Egypt, shall be consumed, by the sword, and by famine, till there be an end of them.
28即使有逃脫刀劍,從埃及地回到猶大的人,為數也寥寥無幾。到埃及地來寄居的全體猶大遺民,終於會知道:誰的話要應驗,是我的還是他們的。 28And a few men that shall flee from the sword, shall return out of the land of Egypt into the land of Juda: and all the remnant of Juda that are gone into the land of Egypt to dwell there, shall know whose word shall stand, mine, or theirs.
29這為你們是個徵兆──上主的斷語──就在這地方我要懲罰你們,叫你們知道:我對你們要降災的話,必要絕對應驗。 29And this shall be a sign to you, saith the Lord, that I will punish you in this place: that you may know that my words shall be accomplished indeed against you for evil.
30上主這樣說:看,我必將埃及王法郎曷斐辣交在他仇人和圖謀他性命的人手中,就如我曾將猶大王漆德克雅,交在他仇人和圖謀他性命的巴比倫王拿步高的手中一樣。」 30Thus saith the Lord: Behold I will deliver Pharao Ephree king of Egypt into the hand of his enemies, and into the hand of them that seek his life: as I delivered Sedecias king of Juda into the hand of Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon his enemy, and that sought his life.




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