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哈盖 Haggai
1七月二十一日,上主有话藉哈盖先知说:1On the twenty-first day of the seventh month of the second year of the reign of Darius, this word of Yahweh was sent through the prophet Haggai,
2「请你对沙耳提耳的儿子犹大省长则鲁巴贝耳,和约匝达克的儿子大司祭耶叔亚以及遗民说:2"Give this message to Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah, and to Joshua, the high priest, and to all the people:
3你们这些遗民中,凡见过这座殿宇在昔日的光荣之中的,你们现在看它怎样?在你们眼中,岂不是如没有一样?3Is there left among you one of those who saw this house long ago in the time of its glory? What do they think of what they see now? Is it not a very little thing?
4但是如今,则鲁巴贝耳,努力!──上主的断语。约匝达克的儿子大司祭耶叔亚,努力!境内全体民众,努力!──上主的断语。努力工作罢!因为我与你们同在──万军上主的断语。4But I say to you, Zerubbabel, Joshua and my people: do not be discouraged. Begin to work, for I am with you, says Yahweh.
5【这是我在你们出离埃及时,与你们订立的盟约:】我的神常存在你们中间,你们不要害怕。5Do not be afraid, for my spirit is in your midst.
6因为万军的上主这样说:再过不久,我要震动天地海陆,6Thus says Yahweh of hosts, within a short while I will shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the continents.
7震动万民,使万民的珍宝运来;我必使这殿宇充满荣耀──万军的上主说。7Then I will shake all the nations and bring in the treasures of the whole world. I will fill this House with glory, says Yahweh.
8银子是我的,金子也是我的──万军上主的断语。8I will have as much silver and gold as I wish.
9这座后起的殿宇的光荣,比以前那座所享有的还要大──万军的上主说;在此地我要颁赐和平──万军上主的断语。」9The renown of this Temple will be greater than before, and in this place I will give peace," says Yahweh of hosts.
10达理阿王二年九月二十四日,上主的话传给哈盖先知说:10On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of Yahweh was directed again to the prophet Haggai.
11万军的上主这样说:请你去询问司祭们这件有关法律的事说:11He should ask the priests to resolve the following case in accordance with the Law:
12「如果有人用自己的衣襟携带了圣肉,然后又用自己的衣襟接触面饼,或汤,或酒,或油,或其他的食物,这些东西是否也成了圣的?」司祭们答说:「不。」12"If someone brings consecrated meat wrapped in his cloak, and the edge of his cloak touches bread, cooked food, wine, oil, or any other food, will all these become consecrated food?" They immediately answered, "No."
13哈盖又问说:「如果一个因接触尸体而陷于不洁的人,触摸了这些东西,是否这些东西也成了不洁的?」司祭们答说:「成了不洁的。」13Haggai went on to say, "But if someone becomes unclean by having touched a dead body, and then touches any of these things, will all these become unclean?" This time the priests said, "Yes."
14于是哈盖答说:「这百姓就是这样,这民族在我面前就是这样──上主的断语;他们手中的一切工作都是这样;凡他们在这里所献的,都是不洁的。14Then Haggai addressed them, "So it is with this people and this nation before me, says Yahweh, so with everything they do and all they offer here: all is unclean.
15但是现在,从今日起回头想想:在上主的殿还没有石上垒石以前,15Pay attention to this from now on: how was it with you before the rebuilding of the Temple was begun?
16那时你们怎样?有人来收二十斗,却只有十斗;有人来到榨油池舀五十桶却只有二十桶。16You expected twenty sacks of wheat, but there were only ten. You thought of drawing out fifty measures of wine but there were only twenty.
17我以热风,以霉烂,以冰雹打击了你们手中的一切工作,而你们仍没有归向我──上主的断语。17I spoiled all your work with blight, mildew and hail. Yet none returned to me, says the Lord.
18请你们由今日起,留心注意,即由九月二十四日,上主殿宇的奠基日起,请你们留心注意:18Pay attention, then, from now on, since the first stone of the Sanctuary of Yahweh was laid.
19仓房里不是还没有种子吗?葡萄树、无花果树、石榴树和橄榄树,不是还没有结果子吗?从今天起,我必要祝福你!」19See if the wheat, the vine, the fig tree and the pomegranate go on yielding little! From this day on I will bless your olive trees."
20同月二十四日,上主的话再传给哈盖说:20The word of Yahweh came again to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the same month,
21你要向犹大省长则鲁巴贝耳说:我要震动天地,21"Say to Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah:
22推翻列国的宝座;我要毁灭异邦列国的势力,我要推翻战车和驾车的人,战马与骑士个个必倒在自己兄弟的刀下。22I will overthrow the thrones of the kings and destroy the power of the nations. I will overturn the chariot and its driver; the horses and their riders shall tumble down to the ground. They will kill one another.
23在那一天──万军上主的断语──沙耳提耳的儿子,我的仆人则鲁巴贝耳!我必提拔你──上主的断语──我必以你作印玺,因为我拣选了你──万军上主的断语。23On that day I will take you, Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, and for me you will be like a ring on my finger with my initials on it. For I have chosen you, says Yahweh of hosts."
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