Amplified Bible

Isaiah 51

Israel Exhorted

1“Listen to Me, you who pursue righteousness (right standing with God),
Who seek and inquire of the Lord:
Look to the rock from which you were cut
And to the excavation of the quarry from which you were dug.

“Look to Abraham your father
And to Sarah who gave birth to you in pain;
For I called him when he was but one,
Then I blessed him and made him many.”

For the Lord will comfort Zion [in her captivity];
He will comfort all her ruins.
And He will make her wilderness like Eden,
And her desert like the garden of the Lord;
Joy and gladness will be found in her,
Thanksgiving and the voice of a melody.


“Listen carefully to Me [says the Lord], O My people,
And hear Me, O My nation;
For a [divine] law will go forth from Me,
And I will quickly establish My justice as a light to the peoples.

“My righteousness (justice) is near, My salvation has gone forth,
And My arms will judge the peoples;
The islands and coastlands will wait for Me,
And they will wait with hope and confident expectation for My arm.

“Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
Then look to the earth beneath;
For the heavens will be torn to pieces and vanish like smoke,
And the earth will wear out like a garment
And its inhabitants will die in like manner.
But My salvation will be forever,
And My righteousness (justice) [and faithfully fulfilled promise] will not be broken.

“Listen to Me, you who know righteousness (right standing with God),
The people in whose heart is My law and instruction;
Do not fear the reproach and taunting of man,
Nor be distressed at their reviling.

“For the moth will eat them like a garment,
And the worm will eat them like wool.
But My righteousness and justice [faithfully promised] will exist forever,
And My salvation to all generations.”


Awake, awake, put on strength and might, O arm of the Lord;
Awake as in the ancient days, as in the generations of long ago.
Was it not You who cut Rahab (Egypt) in pieces,
Who pierced the dragon [of Egypt]?
10 
Was it not You who dried up the [Red] Sea,
The waters of the great deep,
Who made the depths of the sea a pathway
For the redeemed to cross over?
11 
So the redeemed of the Lord will return
And come with joyful shouting to Zion;
Everlasting joy will be on their heads.
They will obtain gladness and joy,
And sorrow and sighing will flee away.

12 
“I, even I, am He who comforts you.
Who are you that you are afraid of man who dies
And of a son of man who is made [as destructible] as grass,
13 
That you have forgotten the Lord your Maker,
Who stretched out the heavens
And laid the foundations of the earth,
That you continually tremble with fear all day long because of the rage of the oppressor,
As he takes aim to destroy?
And where is the rage of the oppressor?

14 The [captive] exile will soon be set free, and will not die in the dungeon, nor will his food be lacking. 15 For I am the Lord your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—the Lord of hosts is His name. 16 I have put My words in your mouth and have covered you with the shadow of My hand, to [a]establish the [renewed] heavens and lay the foundations of the [renewed] earth, and to say to Zion (Jerusalem), ‘You are My people.’”

17 
Wake yourself up! Wake yourself up! Stand up, O Jerusalem,
You who have drunk at the hand of the Lord the cup of His wrath,
You who have drunk the cup of staggering and intoxication to the dregs [leaving only sediment].
18 
There is no one to guide her among all the sons she has borne,
Nor is there anyone to take her by the hand among all the sons she has reared.
19 
These two tragedies have befallen you;
Who will show sympathy for you and mourn with you?
The desolation and destruction [on the land and city], famine and sword [on the inhabitants];
How shall I comfort you?
20 
Your sons have fainted;
They lie helpless at the head of every street,
Like an antelope in a net,
Full [from drinking] of the wrath of the Lord,
The rebuke of your God.

21 
Therefore, now hear this, you who are afflicted,
Who are drunk, but not with wine [but overwhelmed by the wrath of God].
22 
So says your Lord, the Lord, who is also your God
Who pleads the cause of His people,
“Listen carefully, I have taken from your hand the cup of staggering and intoxication,
The cup of My wrath;
You shall never drink it again.
23 
“I will put it into the hands of your tormentors,
Who have said to you, ‘Lie down so that we may walk over you.’
You have even made your back like the ground
And like the street for those who walk over it.”

Notas al pie

  1. Isaiah 51:16 Lit plant.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

以賽亞書 51

主對錫安的安慰

1耶和華說:「追求公義、
尋求我的人啊,聽我說。
你們要追想那磐石,
你們是從那裡被鑿出來的;
你們要追想那岩穴,
你們是從那裡被挖出來的。
你們要追想你們的祖先亞伯拉罕和生你們的撒拉。
我呼召亞伯拉罕的時候,
他是孤身一人,
但我賜福給他,
使他子孫眾多。
我必安慰錫安和錫安所有的荒場,
使曠野像伊甸園,
使沙漠變成我的園囿,
裡面有歡喜、快樂、感謝和歌頌的聲音。

「我的子民啊,要留心聽我的話;
我的國民啊,要側耳聽我說。
因為我必賜下訓誨,
我的公正必成為萬民的光。
我的公義臨近,
我的拯救已經開始,
我的臂膀要審判萬民。
眾海島都在等候我,
仰賴我的臂膀。
你們舉目仰望穹蒼,
俯首觀看大地吧。
穹蒼必像煙雲消散,
大地必像衣服一樣漸漸破舊,
地上的居民必像蚊蠅一樣死亡。
但我的救恩永遠長存,
我的公義永不廢除。
認識公義、銘記我訓誨的人啊,
聽我說。
你們不要害怕人的辱罵,
也不要畏懼他們的譭謗。
因為蛀蟲必吃掉他們,
像吃衣服;
蟲子必蠶食他們,如食羊毛。
但我的公義永遠長存,
我的救恩延及萬代。」

耶和華啊,伸出臂膀,
施展能力吧,
像在從前的世代一樣施展你的能力吧!
難道不是你砍碎了拉哈伯,
刺死了海怪嗎?
10 難道不是你使海洋和深淵乾涸,
在海中開出道路讓蒙救贖的人穿過的嗎?
11 耶和華所救贖的人必回來,
必歡唱著回到錫安,
得到永遠的福樂。
他們將歡喜快樂,
再沒有憂愁和歎息。

12 耶和華說:「安慰你們的是我,是我。
你為什麼要害怕難逃一死、
生命如草芥的世人呢?
13 難道你忘記了創造你、
鋪展穹蒼、
奠立大地根基的耶和華嗎?
難道因為試圖毀滅你的欺壓者大發怒氣,
你就整天驚恐不安嗎?
他們的怒氣如今在哪裡呢?
14 被囚的人快得釋放了,
他們不會死在牢中,
也不會缺乏食物。
15 我是你的上帝耶和華,
我翻動大海、捲起波濤,
萬軍之耶和華是我的名。
16 我把我的話傳給你,
用我的手庇護你。
我鋪展穹蒼,奠立大地的根基,
對錫安說,『你是我的子民。』」

17 耶路撒冷啊,醒來,醒來,站起來吧!你從耶和華手中的杯裡喝了祂的憤怒,喝乾了那杯使人東倒西歪的酒。

18 你生育的兒子沒有一個來引導你,
你撫養成人的眾子沒有一個來攙扶你。
19 荒涼、毀滅、饑荒、
戰禍已臨到你身上,
誰會為你哀哭呢?
誰能安慰你呢[a]
20 你的兒子們昏倒在街頭,
好像羚羊掉進網羅,
你的上帝耶和華把祂的憤怒和責備重重地降在他們身上。
21 你這身受痛苦、並非因酒而醉的人啊,
要聽我的話。
22 你的主耶和華是為祂子民申辯的上帝,祂說:
「看啊,我已從你手中拿走那使人東倒西歪的杯和盛滿我憤怒的碗,
你必不再喝。
23 我必把這杯給苦待你的人,
他們曾對你說,『趴下,
我們好從你身上走過。』
你曾把你的背當作地面,
當作街道任人踐踏。」

Notas al pie

  1. 51·19 誰能安慰你呢」有古卷作「我該怎樣安慰你呢」。