Amplified Bible

Isaiah 65

A Rebellious People

1“I let Myself be sought by those who did not ask for Me;
I let Myself be found by those who did not seek Me.
I said, ‘Here am I, here am I,’
To the nation [Israel] which did not call on My Name.

“I have spread out My hands all the day long to a rebellious and stubborn people,
Who walk in the way that is not good, [following] after their own thoughts and intentions,

The people who continually provoke Me to My face,
Sacrificing [to idols] in gardens and making offerings with incense on bricks [instead of at the designated altar];

Who sit among the graves [trying to conjure up evil spirits] and spend the night in the secret places [where spirits are thought to dwell];
Who eat swine’s flesh,
And their pots hold the broth of [a]unclean meat;

Who say, ‘Keep to yourself, do not come near me,
For I [b]am too holy for you [and you might defile me]!’
These [people] are smoke in My nostrils,
A fire that burns all the day.

“Indeed, it is written before Me,
I will not keep silent, but I will repay;
I will even repay it [directly] into their [c]arms,

Both your own wickedness and the wickedness of your fathers,” says the Lord.
“Since they too have made offerings with incense on the mountains
And scorned and taunted Me on the hills,
I therefore will measure [punishment for] their former work [directly] into their [d]arms.”

This is what the Lord says,

“As the new wine is found in the cluster,
And one says, ‘Do not destroy it, for there is a blessing and benefit in it,’
So I will do for the sake of My servants
In order not to destroy all of them.

“I will bring forth descendants from Jacob,
And an heir of My mountains from Judah;
Even My chosen ones shall inherit it,
And My servants will live there.
10 
“And [the plain of] Sharon will be a place for flocks to graze,
And the Valley of Achor a resting place for herds,
For My people who seek Me [who long for Me and require My presence in their lives].
11 
“But you who abandon (turn away from) the Lord,
Who forget and ignore My holy mountain (Zion),
Who set a table for Gad [the Babylonian god of fortune],
And who fill a jug of mixed wine for Meni [the god of fate],
12 
I will destine you for the sword, [says the Lord],
And all of you will bow down to the slaughter,
Because when I called, you did not answer;
When I spoke, you did not listen or obey.
But you did [what was] evil in My sight
And chose that in which I did not delight.”

13 Therefore, the Lord God says this,

“Listen carefully, My servants will eat, but you will be hungry;
Indeed, My servants will drink, but you will be thirsty;
Indeed, My servants will rejoice, but you will be put to shame.
14 
“Indeed, My servants will shout for joy from a happy heart,
But you will cry out with a heavy heart,
And you shall wail and howl from a broken spirit.
15 
“And you will leave your name behind to My chosen ones [who will use it] as a curse,
And the Lord God will put you to death,
But He will call His servants by another name [a much greater name, just as the name Israel was greater than the name Jacob].
16 
“Because he who blesses himself on the earth
Will bless himself by the God of truth and faithfulness;
And he who swears [an oath] on the earth
Will swear by the God of truth and faithfulness;
Because the former troubles are forgotten,
And because they are hidden from My sight.

New Heavens and a New Earth

17 
“Behold, I am creating new heavens and a new earth;
And the former things [of life] will not be remembered or come to mind.
18 
“But be glad and rejoice forever over what I create;
Behold, I am creating Jerusalem to be a source of rejoicing
And her people a joy.
19 
“I will also rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in My people;
And there will no longer be heard in her
The voice of weeping and the sound of crying.
20 
“No longer shall there be [e]in it an infant who lives only a few days,
Or an old man who does not finish his days;
For the youth who dies at the age of a hundred,
And the one who does not reach the age of a hundred
Will be thought of as accursed.
21 
“They will build houses and live in them;
They will plant vineyards and eat the fruit.
22 
“They will not build and another occupy;
They will not plant and another eat [the fruit].
For as the lifetime of a tree, so will be the days of My people,
And My chosen [people] will fully enjoy [and long make use of] the work of their hands.
23 
“They will not labor in vain,
Or bear children for disaster;
For they are the descendants of those blessed by the Lord,
And their offspring with them.

24 “It shall also come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear. 25 The wolf and the lamb will graze together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox [there will no longer be predator and prey]; and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will do no evil or harm in all My holy mountain (Zion),” says the Lord.

Notas al pie

  1. Isaiah 65:4 Meat that is ceremonially unclean or has been kept until the third day.
  2. Isaiah 65:5 Or would transfer holiness to you (and thereby make the recipient subject to inconvenient restrictions).
  3. Isaiah 65:6 Or bosom, i.e. the fold in the outer robe where personal items are sometimes kept.
  4. Isaiah 65:7 Or bosom.
  5. Isaiah 65:20 Lit from there.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

以賽亞書 65

懲罰與拯救

1耶和華說:「我向沒有求問我的人顯現,
讓沒有尋找我的人尋見,
對沒有求告我的國家說,
『我在這裡,我在這裡!』
我整天伸出雙手招呼一群悖逆的百姓,
他們卻任意妄為,
不走正路,
不斷地當面惹我發怒。
他們在園中獻祭,
在磚臺上燒香,
坐在墳場裡,
宿在隱秘處。
他們吃豬肉,
用不潔之物做湯,
還對人說,『站遠點,
別挨近我,因為我比你聖潔!』
我被這些人氣得鼻孔冒煙,
整天怒火難息。
看啊,這些都記錄在我面前,
我不會再保持緘默,
我要報應他們,
按他們和他們祖先的罪報應他們。
我必按他們的所作所為報應他們,
因為他們在山上燒香,
在丘陵上褻瀆我。
這是耶和華說的。」

耶和華說:「人發現一串葡萄尚可釀造新酒時,
一定會說,『不要毀壞它,
裡面還有好葡萄。』
同樣,因我僕人的緣故,
我也不會把他們全部毀滅。

「我必使雅各的後裔興起,
使猶大人興起,
繼承我的群山。
我揀選的子民必擁有那片土地,
我的僕人必在那裡安居。
10 沙崙必成為牧放羊群的草場,
亞割谷必成為牛群休憩的地方,
這些地方必屬於尋求我的人。
11 但至於你們這些背棄我、
忘記我的聖山、
擺宴供奉幸運之神、
調酒祭奠命運之神的人,
12 我要使你們註定被殺,
喪身刀下。
因為我呼喚你們,你們不回應;
我講話,你們不聆聽。
你們做我視為惡的事,
專行令我不悅的事。」

13 所以主耶和華說:
「看啊,我的僕人必有吃有喝,
你們卻要饑渴交加;
我的僕人必歡喜,
你們卻要受羞辱;
14 我的僕人必歡喜快樂,
揚聲歌唱,
你們卻要傷心欲絕,
嚎啕大哭。
15 我的選民必用你們的名字作咒詛,
主耶和華必殺死你們,
給祂的僕人另起名字。
16 因此,在地上求福祉的人都必向信實的上帝祈求,
在地上起誓的人都必憑信實的上帝起誓。
因為過去的苦難已經被遺忘,
從我眼前消失了。

新天新地

17 「看啊,我要創造新天新地,
過去的一切都要被遺忘,
從記憶中消失。
18 你們要因我創造的一切而永遠歡喜快樂。
看啊,我要創造一個充滿喜樂的耶路撒冷,
其中的居民個個歡欣。
19 我必因耶路撒冷而歡喜,
因我的子民而快樂。
城裡再聽不見哭泣和哀號聲。
20 再沒有只活幾天便夭折的嬰兒,
也沒有壽數未盡便死的老人,
因為滿了百歲便死的人不過算是青年,
不足百歲便死的人被視為受了咒詛。
21 他們要建造房屋,安然居住,
栽種葡萄園,吃園中的果子。
22 他們建的房屋再不會被別人居住,
他們種的果實再不會被別人享用。
我的子民必像樹木一樣長壽,
我揀選的人必長享自己親手勞碌的成果。
23 他們不會徒勞,
他們的孩子也不會遇到災禍,
因為他們及其子孫是蒙上帝賜福的人。
24 他們還沒有求告,
我就已經應允;
他們正要禱告,
我就已經垂聽。
25 豺狼和綿羊必一起吃草,
獅子必像牛一樣吃草,
蛇必以塵土為食。
在我的整個聖山上,
牠們都不傷人,不害物。
這是耶和華說的。」