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若苏厄书 Joshua
1那时若苏厄将勒乌本人、加得人和默纳协半支派的人召来,1At the same time Josue called the Rubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasses,
2对他们说:「上主的仆人梅瑟吩咐你们的一切,你们都遵守了,在我吩咐你们的一切事上,你们也都听从了我的话。2And said to them: You have done all that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you: you have also obeyed me in all things,
3这许多日子,你们从来没有离开你们的弟兄,直到今天,忠信遵守了上主你们天主的命令。3Neither have you left your brethren this long time, until this present day, keeping the commandment of the Lord your God.
4现在上主我们的天主,照他所应许的,使你们的弟兄获得了安居,你们现在可返回自己的帐幕,回到上主的仆人梅瑟在约但河东,赐给你们为产业的地方去,4Therefore as the Lord your God hath given your brethren rest and peace, as he promised: return, and go to your dwellings, and to the land of your possession, which Moses the servant of the Lord gave you beyond the Jordan:
5只要你们谨慎遵守上主的仆人梅瑟吩咐你们的诫命和法律:爱慕上主你们的天主,遵行他的一切道路,谨守他的诫命,全心全灵归属上主,服事上主。」5Yet so that you observe attentively, and in work fulfill the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you: that you love the Lord your God, and walk in all his ways, and keep all his commandments, and cleave to him, and serve him with all your heart, and with all your soul.
6若苏厄于是祝福了他们,打发他们回去;他们就返回了自己的帐幕。──6And Josue blessed them, and sent them away, and they returned to their dwellings.
7梅瑟在巴商已分给了默纳协半支派土地。至于另半个支派,若苏厄在约但河西,在他们的弟兄中,也分给了他们土地,──此外,当若苏厄打发他们回帐幕的时候,祝福了他们,7Now to half the tribe of Manasses, Moses had given a possession in Basan: and therefore to the half that remained, Josue gave a lot among the rest of their brethren beyond the Jordan to the west. And when he sent them away to their dwellings and had blessed them,
8向他们说:「现在你们带着这许多财物、牛羊、金银、铜铁,和大批衣服回到自己的帐幕,也要将你们由敌人夺得的财物,分给你们的弟兄!」8He said to them: With much substance and riches, you return to your settlements, with silver and gold, brass and iron, and variety of raiment: divide the prey of your enemies with your brethren.
9勒乌本人、加得人和默纳协半支派的人,于是从客纳罕地的史罗起身,离开以色列人,回到自己得为产业的基肋阿得,即上主藉梅瑟吩咐给他们作为产业的地方。9So the children of Ruben, and the children of Gad, and the half tribe of Manasses returned, and parted from the children of Israel in Silo, which is in Chanaan, to go into Galaad the land of their possession, which they had obtained according to the commandment of the Lord by the hand of Moses.
10当勒乌本人、加得人和默纳协半支派的人,来到属客纳罕地的约但河附近地区时,在约但河边筑了一座祭坛,一座高大可观的祭坛。10And when they were come to the banks of the Jordan, in the land of Chanaan, they built an altar immensely great near the Jordan.
11以色列人听见说:「看,勒乌本人、加得人和默纳协半支派的人,在属客纳罕地的约但河附近地区,以色列子民境内,筑了一座祭坛。」11And when the children of Israel had heard of it, and certain messengers had brought them an account that the children of Ruben, and of Cad, and the half tribe of Manasses had built an altar in the land of Chanaan, upon the banks of the Jordan, over against the children of Israel:
12以色列子民一听说这事,全会众便聚集在史罗,要去作战攻打他们。12They all assembled in Silo, to go up and fight against them.
13以色列子民便委派厄肋阿匝尔的儿子丕乃哈斯司祭,到基肋阿得地方去见勒乌本人、加得人和默纳协半支派人,13And in the mean time they sent to them into the land of Galaad, Phinees the son of Eleazar the priest,
14和他同去的尚有十位首领,每支派一个,他们都是以色列各家族的族长。14And ten princes with him, one of every tribe.
15他们来到基肋阿得地方,见勒乌本人、加得人和默纳协半支派人,向他们说:15Who came to the children of Ruben, and of Gad, and the half tribe of Manasses, into the land of Galaad, and said to them:
16「上主的全会众这样说:你们相反以色列的天主,犯这不忠信的罪,有什么意思?为什么你们今天离开上主,另建立祭坛,公开背叛上主?16Thus saith all the people of the Lord: What meaneth this transgression? Why have you forsaken the Lord the God of Israel, building a sacrilegious altar, and revolting from the worship of him?
17以前敬拜培敖尔的罪过为我们还不够吗?为了那个罪过,灾祸降于上主的会众,直到今天,我们还没洗净。17Is it a small thing to you that you sinned with Beelphegor, and the stain of that crime remaineth in us to this day? and many of the people perished.
18看你们今天又要离开上主,你们今天违背上主,明天他必向以色列全会众发怒。18And you have forsaken the Lord today, and tomorrow his wrath will rage against all Israel.
19如果你们认为所得的地方不洁,可以回到上主的地方,上主帐幕的所在地,住在我们中间;决不可违背上主,激怒我们,在上主我们天主的祭坛以外,为自己另筑祭坛。19But if you think the land of your possession to be unclean, pass over to the land wherein is the tabernacle of the Lord, and dwell among us: only depart not from the Lord, and from our society, by building an altar beside the altar of the Lord our God.
20以前则辣黑的子孙阿干,在应毁灭的财物上犯了不忠之罪,虽只他一人犯罪,忿怒岂不是临到以色列全会众?死在他罪过中的并不只他一人!」20Did not Achan the son of Zare transgress the commandment of the Lord, and his wrath lay upon all the people of Israel? And he was but one man, and would to God he alone had perished in his wickedness.
21勒乌本人、加得人和默纳协半支派的人,回答以色列的首领说:21And the children of Ruben, and of Gad, and of the half tribe of Manasses answered the princes of the embassage of Israel:
22「大能者天主上主,大能者天主上主清楚知道,以色列也明白:如果我们有违背或干犯上主的事,愿他今天别救我们!22The Lord the most mighty God, the Lord the most mighty God, he knoweth, and Israel also shall understand: If with the design of transgression we have set up this altar, let him not save us, but punish us immediately:
23如果我们建筑这祭坛,有意离开上主,或有意在坛上献全燔祭、素祭或和平祭,愿上主自己惩罚我们!23And if we did it with that mind, that we might lay upon it holocausts, and sacrifice, and victims of peace offerings, let him require and judge:
24我们做这事,其实正是因为顾虑到:将来你们的子孙会对我们的子孙说:你们和上主以色列的天主有什么关系?24And not rather with this thought and design, that we should say: Tomorrow your children will say to our children: What have you to do with the Lord the God of Israel?
25上主定了约但河为我们与你们勒乌本人和加得人之间的界限,你们和上主已没有分子。这样你们的子孙必使我们的子孙不再敬畏上主。25The Lord hath put the river Jordan for a border between us and you, O ye children of Ruben, and ye children of Gad: and therefore you have no part in the Lord. And by this occasion you children shall turn away our children from the fear of the Lord. We therefore thought, it best,
26因此我们想:我们还是建筑一座祭坛,不是为献全燔祭,也不是为祭献牺牲,26And said: Let us build us an altar, not for holocausts, nor to offer victims,
27只是为在你我之间,在你我后人之间作一证据,证明我们愿在上主面前以全燔祭、牺牲及和平祭敬礼上主,免得日后你们的子孙对我们的子孙说:你们与上主已没有分子。27But for a testimony between us and you, and our posterity and yours, that we may serve the Lord, and that we may have a right to offer both holocausts, and victims and sacrifices of peace offerings: and that your children tomorrow may not say to our children: You have no part in the Lord.
28因此我们想:日后如有人这样对我们或我们的子孙说,我们可以回答说:你们试看我们的祖先所筑的上主的祭坛的式样,不是为献全燔祭,也不是为献牺牲,而是为作你我之间的证据。28And if they will say so, they shall answer them: Behold the altar of the Lord, which our fathers made, not for holocausts, nor for sacrifice, but for a testimony between us and you.
29我们今天决没有意思,违背上主,离开上主,在上主我们天主的帐幕前的祭坛以外,为献全燔祭、素祭和牺牲,另建立一祭坛。」29God keep us from any such wickedness that we should revolt from the Lord, and leave off following his steps, by building an altar to offer holocausts, and sacrifices, and victims, beside the altar of the Lord our God, which is erected before his tabernacle.
30司祭丕乃哈斯和同他来的会众的首领,即以色列人的族长,听了勒乌本人、加得人和默纳协人所说的话,都表示满意。30And when Phinees the priest, and the princes of the embassage, who were with him, had heard this, they were satisfied: and they admitted most willingly the words of the children of Ruben, and Gad, and of the half tribe of Manasses.
31厄肋阿匝尔的儿子丕乃哈斯司祭对勒乌本人、加得人和默纳协人说:「今天我们知道上主是在我们中间,因为你们对上主没有犯这样不忠信的罪,现在你们由上主手中救了以色列子民。」31And Phinees the priest the son of Eleazar said to them: Now we know that the Lord is with us, because you are not guilty of this revolt, and you have delivered the children of Israel from the hand of the Lord.
32厄肋阿匝尔的儿子丕乃哈斯司祭和首领便离开勒乌本人、加得人和默纳协半支派的人,从基肋阿得地方回到客纳罕地见以色列子民,给他们报告了这事。32And he returned with the princes from the children of Ruben and Gad, out of the land of Galaad, into the land of Chanaan, to the children of Israel, and brought them word again.
33以色列子民对这报告都表示满意,遂颂扬上主,不再想作战攻打勒乌本人和加得人,毁灭他们所住的地方。33And the saying pleased all that heard it. And the children of Israel praised God, and they no longer said that they would go up against them, and fight, and destroy the land of their possession.
34勒乌本人和加得人给那祭坛起名叫「赫得」,因为他们说:「这祭坛在我们中间证明上主是真天主」。34And the children of Ruben, and the children of Cad called the altar which they had built, Our testimony, that the Lord is God.
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