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亚毛斯 Amos
1上主这样说:「为了摩阿布再三再四犯罪,我不收回成命,因为他们曾将厄东君王的骨骸焚化成灰。1Yahweh says this, "Because Moab has sinned, not once but three times and even more, I will not relent. Because they burned to a cinder the bones of the king of Edom,
2我必将火投于摩阿布,烧尽克黎约特的王宫;摩阿布必在骚嚷、呐喊和号角声中灭亡。2I will send fire on Moab and it shall be destroyed in the midst of the tumult, with war cries and the blast of the trumpet.
3我必由其中消灭民长,将她的一切长官同她一起杀死」──上主说。3I will do away with their ruler and all the princes with him," says Yahweh.
4上主这样说:「为了犹大再三再四犯罪,我不收回成命,因为他们离弃了上主的法律,没有遵守他的诫命;他们祖先所追随的邪神,使他们走入了歧途。4Yahweh says this, "Because Judah has sinned, not once but three times and even more, I will not relent. Because they rejected the law of Yahweh and did not keep his statutes, but have been led astray by the falsehood after which their fathers walked,
5我必把火投于犹大,烧尽耶路撒冷的王宫。」5I will send fire upon Judah and it will devour the fortresses of Jerusalem."
6上主这样说:「为了以色列再三再四犯罪,我不收回成命,因为他们为了银钱出卖义人;为一双鞋,出卖无辜的人。6Yahweh says this, "Because Israel has sinned, not once but three times and even more, I will not relent. They sell the just for money and the needy for a pair of sandals;
7他们把穷人的头踏在尘土里,侵夺卑微人的权利;儿子与父亲走近同一少女,以致亵渎了我的圣名;7they tread on the head of the poor and trample them upon the dust of the earth, while they silence the right of the afflicted; a man and his father go to the same woman to profane my holy name;
8他们靠近每个祭坛,躺在抵押者的衣服上,在他们的神庙内喝剥削来的酒。8they stretch out upon garments taken in pledge, beside every altar; they take the wine of those they swindle and are drunk in the house of their God.
9是我由你们面前消灭了阿摩黎人,他们虽高大似香柏,坚固如橡树,但我仍从树上摘去了果实,由树下拔出了根子。9It was I who destroyed the Amorites before them, whose height was like the height of the cedar, a people as sturdy as an oak. I destroyed their fruit above and their roots below.
10是我由埃及国领你们上来,四十年之久引你们经过旷野,使你们占领了阿摩黎人的国土。10It was I who brought you up from the land of Egypt and led you forty years in the wilderness to take possession of the land of the Amorites.
11是我从你们的子孙中立了一些人为先知,由你们的少年中选拔了一些人作献身者。以色列子民,是不是这样呢?──上主的断语。11It was I who raised up prophets among your sons, and Nazirites among your young men. Is this not so, people of Israel?" says Yahweh.
12但是,你们竟叫献身者喝酒,又吩咐先知说:「别传神言!」12"But you gave the Nazirites wine to drink and commanded the prophets not to prophesy.
13看,我要使你们脚下的地摇荡,好像满载禾捆的车摇荡一样,13Behold, I will crush you to the ground, as a cart does when it is full of sheaves.
14以致疾行者无法逃遁,强有力者无法施展,武士救不了自己,14The swift shall be unable to flee and the strong man shall lose his strength. The warrior shall not save himself nor the bowman stand his ground.
15弓手不能屹立,捷足者不能逃脱,骑马者不能自救。15The swift of foot shall not escape nor the horseman save himself.
16在那一天,武士中最勇敢的,也仅能赤身逃走」──上主的断语。16Even the most stout-hearted among the warriors shall flee away naked on that day," says Yahweh.
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