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亚毛斯 Amos
1以色列子民!你们应听从上主关于你们,即关于我由埃及国领出来的全体民族所说的话:1Hear this word which Yahweh speaks against you, people of Israel, against the whole family which he brought up from the land of Egypt.
2「由世界上一切种族中,我只拣选了你们,为此,我必惩罚你们的罪恶。2"Only you have I known of all the families of the earth; therefore I will call you to account for all your wrongdoings."
3二人除非预约,岂能同行?3Do two walk together unless they have agreed?
4狮子若无猎物,岂能在林中咆哮?幼狮若非捕到食物,岂能在洞中吼叫?4Does a lion roar in the forest when it has no prey? Does a young lion growl in its den unless it has seized something?
5雀鸟若无饵食,岂能落在地上?机槛若无所获,岂能由地上翻起?5Does a bird get caught in a snare if the snare has not been baited? Does a tiger spring up from the ground unless it has caught something?
6如在城中吹起号角,人民岂不恐怖?如城里发生灾祸,岂不是上主所为?6If a trumpet sounds in a city, will the people not be frightened? If disaster strikes a city, has not Yahweh caused it?
7的确,吾主上主若不先将自己的计划启示给自己的先知,什么也不作。7Yet Yahweh does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants, the prophets.
8狮子咆哮了,谁不害怕?吾主上主发了言,谁能不传他的话?」8If the lion roars, who will not be afraid? If Yahweh speaks, who will not prophesy?
9「你们要在亚述和埃及的宫殿高处宣布说:你们应聚集在撒玛黎雅的山上,观看那里的混乱和其中的残暴。9Call on the people living in the palaces of Ashur and in the palaces of Egypt, "Come together against the hill of Samaria and see the many scandals and the oppression that is there."
10他们不知行正直的事──上主的断语──只知在宫殿内积累强暴与欺压。10"These people do not know how to do what is right, says Yahweh, storing in strongholds what they have taken through violence and extortion.
11因此,吾主上主这样说:敌人要围困此地,推翻你的堡垒,抢掠你的宫殿。11Therefore this is the word of Yahweh, "The enemy shall surround the land; your strength shall be broken down and your strongholds plundered."
12上主这样说:牧人怎样由狮子口中抢救出两条羊腿,或一块羊耳,以色列子民,即在撒玛黎雅斜倚在安乐椅角上,或大马士革榻上的人,也要怎样被救出。12Yahweh says this, "As the shepherd rescues from the mouth of the lion a pair of legs or the tip of an ear, so shall some of you be saved, O Israelites of Samaria who loll on comfortable couches and rest on pillows of Damascus."
13你们静听,并对雅各伯家作証──吾主上主万军的天主的断语──13"Hear and accuse the nation of Jacob," says Yahweh, God of hosts,
14在我惩罚以色列罪恶之日,我必毁坏贝特耳的祭坛,祭坛的角必被打落在地上。14"On the day that I call Israel to account for his crimes, I will punish as well the altars of Bethel. The horns of the altar will be broken off and fall to the ground.
15我要破坏过冬和过夏的别墅,象牙宫也必遭毁坏,高楼大厦也必荡然无存」──上主的断语。15Then I will strike the winter house and the summer house. The palaces of ivory shall be ruined, and the great house destroyed."
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