Amplified Bible

Ezekiel 7

Punishment for Wickedness Foretold

1Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Also, son of man, thus says the Lord God to the land of Israel, ‘An end! The end is coming on the four corners of the land. Now the end is upon you, and I will send My anger against you and will judge you in accordance with your ways and I will bring [retribution for] all your abominations upon you. For My eye will have no pity on you, nor will I spare you, but I will repay you for your evil ways, while your abominations are among you; and you will know (recognize, understand) [without any doubt] that I am the Lord.’

“Thus says the Lord God, ‘A disaster is coming, [one so destructive and injurious, so sudden and violent, that it stands alone,] a unique disaster, look it is coming! An end is coming; the end has come! It has awakened against you. Look, it has come! Your doom has come to you, O inhabitant of the land; the time has come, the day is near—tumult rather than joyful shouting on the mountains. Now I will soon pour out My wrath on you and spend My anger against you, and I will judge you in accordance with your ways and will repay you [with punishment] for all your outrageous acts. My eye will show no pity nor will I spare [you]. I will repay you in accordance with your ways, while your abominations are in your midst; then you will know and understand that it is I, the Lord, who strikes you.

10 ‘Behold, the day! Behold, it is coming! Your doom has gone forth, the rod has blossomed, arrogance has sprouted. 11 Violence has grown into a rod of wickedness; none of them (Israel) will remain, none of their people, none of their wealth, nor anything eminent among them. 12 The time has come, the day has arrived. Let not the buyer rejoice nor the seller mourn, for wrath is against all their multitude [of people]. 13 For the seller will not regain and return to [a]what he sold, even were they yet alive; for the vision [of punishment] regarding all the multitude [of people] will not be turned back, nor will any one of them sustain his life because of his sin.

14 ‘They have blown the trumpet and have made everything ready, but no one is going to the battle, for My wrath is against all their multitude [of people]. 15 The sword is outside and virulent disease and famine are within. He who is in the field will die by the sword, and famine and disease will devour those in the city. 16 Even when their survivors escape, they will be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, each over his [punishment for] sin. 17 All hands will hang limp and all knees will be as weak as water. 18 They will also cover themselves with sackcloth; horror will overwhelm them, and shame will be on all faces and baldness on all their heads [as evidence of grief]. 19 They will fling their silver into the streets and their gold will be [discarded] like something unclean; their silver and their gold shall not be able to save them in the day of the wrath of the Lord. These [things] cannot satisfy their soul nor fill their stomachs, for they have become their stumbling block and source of sin.

The Temple Profaned

20 As for the beauty of [gold for] ornaments, they turned it to pride and from it made the images of their repulsive things (idols) and of their vile things. Therefore I will make it an unclean thing to them. 21 I will give it into the hands of strangers (Babylonians) as plunder and to the wicked of the earth as spoil, and they shall profane it. 22 I will also turn My face away from them, and they will desecrate My secret treasure (the Jerusalem temple); and robbers will enter [irreverently] into it (the Holy of Holies) and violate it.

23 ‘Prepare the chain [for imprisonment], for the land is full of bloody crimes [murders committed under the pretense of civil justice] and the city is full of violence. 24 Therefore, I will bring the worst of the [Gentile] nations, and they will take possession of their houses [those of the people of Judah]; I will also silence their pride, and their holy places will be profaned. 25 When anguish comes, they [of Judah] shall seek peace, but there will be none. 26 Disaster will come upon disaster and rumor will be heaped on rumor; they will seek a vision from a prophet, but the law and guidance will be lost from the priest and [wise] counsel [will cease] from the elders. 27 The king [of Judah] will mourn and the prince (Zedekiah) will be clothed with [garments of] despair and anguish, and the hands of the people of the land shall tremble [in terror]. I will deal with them in accordance with their conduct, and by their judgments I will judge them. And they will know [without any doubt] that I am the Lord.’”

Notas al pie

  1. Ezekiel 7:13 I.e. his inherited land.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

以西结书 7

以色列的结局近了

1耶和华对我说: “人子啊,主耶和华对以色列这样说,‘结局到了,以色列全境的结局到了! 以色列,你的结局到了,我的怒气必倾倒在你身上,我必按你的行为审判你,照你的一切恶行报应你。 我必不顾惜你,也不怜悯你,我必按你的恶行报应你。这样,你必知道我是耶和华。’”

主耶和华说:“看啊,灾祸来了,一场空前的灾祸来了! 结局到了,结局到了,你的结局到了! 以色列境内的居民啊,恶运降临了!时候已到,日子已近,山上一片恐慌,欢乐荡然无存。 我快要向你倾倒我的烈怒,发出我的怒气。我必按你的行为审判你,照你一切的恶行报应你。 我必不顾惜你,也不怜悯你,我必按你的恶行报应你。这样,你就知道惩罚你的是我耶和华。

10 “看啊,看啊,日子到了,大祸临头了!杖已经发芽,傲慢已经开花。 11 暴行成了惩罚邪恶的杖,以色列人必没有一个能够存留,他们的财富和尊荣必不复存在。 12 时候到了,日子近了,买主不要欢乐,卖主也不要忧愁,因为烈怒临到了所有的人。 13 即使卖主活着,也无法赎回他所卖的,因为关乎每一个人的异象必然应验,他们因为犯罪一个也不能保存性命。

14 “他们吹响了号角,做好了一切准备,却无人出战,因为我的烈怒临到了所有的人。 15 城外有战祸,城内有饥荒瘟疫;城外的必丧身刀下,城内的必死于饥荒瘟疫。 16 侥幸逃到山上的,都必像谷中哀鸣的鸽子,为自己的罪恶哭泣。 17 他们必吓得两手发软,双腿战抖。 18 他们必身披麻衣,战栗发抖。他们必剃光头发,满面羞愧。 19 他们必把银子抛在街上,视金子为污秽之物。在耶和华发烈怒的日子,金银不能拯救他们,也不能填饱他们的肚腹,满足他们的心,因为金银使他们跌入罪恶中。 20 他们以华美的饰物为骄傲,并用它制造丑恶可憎的神像,因此,我必使这一切变成他们眼中的污秽之物。 21 我必使这一切成为外族人手中的猎物,恶人手中的战利品,被任意糟蹋。 22 我必转脸不看他们,任由外族人亵渎我的殿,强盗必进入殿里大肆亵渎。

23 “你要预备锁链,因为这地方充满了血腥的罪恶,城里充斥着暴行。 24 我必让最凶恶的外族人侵占他们的房屋。我必挫掉强悍之人的傲气,使他们的圣所遭受亵渎。 25 恐怖的日子来临了,他们想寻求平安,却得不到平安。 26 灾祸接踵而至,噩耗不断传来。那时,他们必求问先知,但祭司的教导必消逝,长老们必无计可施。 27 君王必悲哀,首领必惊恐,百姓的手都必颤抖。我必按他们的恶行对付他们,使他们受到应得的审判。这样,他们就知道我是耶和华。”