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厄斯德拉(下) Nehemiah
1哈加里雅的兒子乃赫米雅的言行錄:在第二十年「基斯婁」月,我在穌撒禁城時,1The words of Nehemias the son of Helchias. And it came to pass in the month of Casleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in the castle of Susa,
2有我的一個兄弟哈納尼,和幾個人由猶大上來,我問及他們,關於那些由充軍回國的猶太遺民,和耶路撒冷的情形;2That Hanani one of my brethren came, he and some men of Juda; and I asked them concerning the Jews, that remained and were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem.
3他們回答我說:「由充軍回國的那些遺民,在省裡遭大難,受污辱;耶路撒冷城垣坍塌,城門為火焚毀。」3And they said to me: They that have remained, and are left of the captivity there in the province, are in great affliction, and reproach: and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and the gates thereof are burnt with fire.
4我一聽說這些事,就坐下涕哭,悲痛了幾天,同時也在上天天主前,禁食祈禱,4And when I had heard these words, I sat down, and wept, and mourned for many days: and I fasted, and prayed before the face of the God of heaven.
5說:「唉!上主,天上的天主!偉大可畏的天主!那對愛你和守你誡命的人,履行信約,施行慈愛的,5And I said: I beseech thee, O Lord God of heaven, strong, great, and terrible, who keepest covenant and mercy with those that love thee, and keep thy commandments:
6求你側耳,求你睜眼,俯聽你僕人的祈禱即我,現今在你面前,日夜為你的僕人以色列子民所行的祈禱。我承認以色列子民對你所犯的罪過,因為我和我父家都犯了罪。6Let thy ears be attentive, and thy eyes open, to hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, night and day, for the children of Israel thy servants: and I confess the sins of the children of Israel, by which they have sinned against thee: I and my father's house have sinned.
7我們的確作惡得罪了你,沒有遵守你吩咐你的僕人梅瑟,所立定的誡命、律例和典章。7We have been seduced by vanity, and have not kept thy commandments, and ceremonies and judgments, which thou hast commanded thy servant Moses.
8求你記憶你向你的僕人梅瑟所吩咐的話說:如果你們不忠實,我要將你們分散在萬民之中;8Remember the word that thou commandedst to Moses thy servant, saying: If you shall transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations:
9但如果你們又回心歸向我,遵守履行我的誡命,即便你們分散到天涯地角,我也要從那裡,將你們聚集起來,領你們到我所選,為作我名居所的地方去。──9But if you return to me, and keep my commandments, and do them, though you should be led away to the uttermost parts of the world, I will gather you from thence, and bring you back to the place which I have chosen for my name to dwell there.
10他們都是你的僕人,你的人民,是你用強力和大能的手,所拯救出來的。10And these are thy servants, and thy people: whom thou hast redeemed by thy great strength, and by thy mighty hand.
11我主,求你側耳俯聽你僕人的祈禱,傾聽這些喜愛敬畏你名的僕人的祈禱!求你今天使你的僕人順利,使他在那人前獲得寵遇。」我當時是君王的酒政。11I beseech thee, O Lord, let thy ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants who desire to fear thy name: and direct thy servant this day, and give him mercy before this man. For I was the king's cupbearer.

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