Nehemiah:Chapter 1

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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。」我當時是君王的酒正。 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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