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歐瑟亞 Hosea
1「來,我們回到上主那裡去,因為他撕碎了我們,也必要治愈;他打傷了我們,也必要包紮。1Come, let us return to Yahweh. He who shattered us to pieces, will heal us as well; he has struck us down, but he will bind up our wounds.
2兩天後他必使我們復生,第三天他必使我們興起,生活在他的慈顏下。2Two days later he will bring us back to life; on the third day, he will raise us up, and we shall live in his presence.
3讓我們認識上主,讓我們努力認識上主!他定要像曙光一樣出現,他要來到我們中間,有如秋雨,有如滋潤田地的春雨。」3Let us strive to know Yahweh. His coming is as certain as the dawn;
4厄弗辣因,我可對你作什麼?猶大,我可對你作什麼?因為你們的仁愛有如早晨的浮雲,有如易於消逝的朝露。4O Ephraim, what shall I do with you? O Judah, how shall I deal with you? This love of yours is like morning mist, like morning dew that quickly disappears.
5因此,我藉先知們砍伐了他們,以我口中的言語殺戮了他們;我的裁判出現有如光明:5c his judgment will burst forth like the light; he will come to us as showers come, like spring rain that waters the earth.
6因為我喜歡仁愛勝過祭獻,喜歡人認識天主勝過全燔祭。6For it is love that I desire, not sacrifice; it is knowledge of God, not burnt offerings.
7但是他們在阿當就違犯了盟約,在那裡已背叛了我。7At Adam they broke my covenant; there they were unfaithful to me.
8基肋阿得是座作惡者的城池,滿了血跡。8Gilead is a city of evildoers, stained with footprints of blood.
9一隊司祭就如埋伏的強盜,在往舍根的路上行兇;的確,他們行了可恥的事。9Like thieves in an ambush, so are the priests; they murder on the road to Shechem and commit adultery.
10在貝特耳我見了可惡的事:在那裡厄弗辣因行了淫,以色列玷污了自己。10In Bethel I saw their disgraceful conduct; that is where Ephraim played the harlot and was defiled.
11當我轉變我百姓的命運時,猶大啊!為你也注定了一個收割期。11(For you, too, Judah, I have a harvest stored when I bring back my captive people and heal Israel.)
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