Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

以西结书 24

锈锅的比喻

1第九年十月十日,耶和华对我说: “人子啊,今天是巴比伦王围攻耶路撒冷的日子,你要记下这日子。 你要向叛逆的以色列人说比喻,告诉他们,主耶和华这样说,

“‘把锅放在火上,
里面倒进水,
把羊腿、羊肩等上好的肉块放进锅里,
让锅里盛满精选的骨头。
要从羊群中选一头上好的羊,
把柴堆在锅下,
烧开锅煮里面的骨头。’”

主耶和华说:“这像锈锅一样充满血腥的城有祸了!要把肉从这锈迹斑斑的锅中一块块地取出来。 这城沾满血腥,任凭受害者的血流在光秃秃的磐石上,而不是流在地上用土掩盖。 我任凭这城把受害者的血洒在磐石上,不加掩盖,好激起我的烈怒,使她受报应。 所以主耶和华说,‘血腥的城啊,你有祸了!我要预备大堆木柴, 10 添在火上,燃起旺火,把肉煮烂,加入香料,烧焦骨头。 11 然后,把倒空的锅放在炭火上烧热,把铜烧红,好熔化它的杂质,除净锈垢, 12 却徒劳无功,因为锈垢太厚,就是用火也不能清除。 13 耶路撒冷啊,淫荡使你污秽不堪,我要洁净你,你却不愿被洁净。所以,除非我向你倾尽一切愤怒,否则你的污秽将不能清除。 14 我耶和华言出必行,决不宽容,也不留情,我必照你的所作所为来审判你。’这是主耶和华说的。”

15 耶和华对我说: 16 “人子啊,我要突然夺去你心爱的人,你不可悲伤,也不可流泪哭泣。 17 你要默然哀叹,不可为死人办丧事,仍要缠着头巾,穿着鞋,不可蒙着脸,也不可吃丧家吃的饭。” 18 早晨我把这事告诉百姓,晚上我的妻子便死了。次日早晨,我便遵照耶和华的吩咐行。

19 百姓问我:“你可以告诉我们,你这样做跟我们有什么关系吗?” 20 我告诉他们:“耶和华对我说, 21 ‘你告诉以色列人,我要使我的圣所,就是你们引以为傲、眼中所爱、心里所慕的受到亵渎。你们留下的儿女必死于刀下。 22 那时,你们将像我的仆人一样不蒙脸,不吃丧家吃的饭。 23 你们仍将裹着头巾,穿着鞋,不哭泣,也不悲伤。你们必因自己的罪恶而默然叹息,逐渐灭亡。 24 以西结做的事都是你们的预兆,你们也将做他做的。当这事发生时,你们就知道我是主耶和华了。’

25 “人子啊,有一天我要夺去他们所喜悦、所夸耀、眼中所爱、心里所慕的堡垒,也要夺去他们的儿女。 26 那日,幸存的人必来告诉你这个消息。 27 那时,你必开口向那人说话,不再沉默。你必成为他们的预兆,他们就知道我是耶和华。”

New Living Translation

Ezekiel 24

The Sign of the Cooking Pot

1On January 15,[a] during the ninth year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity, this message came to me from the Lord: “Son of man, write down today’s date, because on this very day the king of Babylon is beginning his attack against Jerusalem. Then give these rebels an illustration with this message from the Sovereign Lord:

“Put a pot on the fire,
    and pour in some water.
Fill it with choice pieces of meat—
    the rump and the shoulder
    and all the most tender cuts.
Use only the best sheep from the flock,
    and heap fuel on the fire beneath the pot.
Bring the pot to a boil,
    and cook the bones along with the meat.

“Now this is what the Sovereign Lord says:
What sorrow awaits Jerusalem,
    the city of murderers!
She is a cooking pot
    whose corruption can’t be cleaned out.
Take the meat out in random order,
    for no piece is better than another.
For the blood of her murders
    is splashed on the rocks.
It isn’t even spilled on the ground,
    where the dust could cover it!
So I will splash her blood on a rock
    for all to see,
an expression of my anger
    and vengeance against her.

“This is what the Sovereign Lord says:
What sorrow awaits Jerusalem,
    the city of murderers!
    I myself will pile up the fuel beneath her.
10 Yes, heap on the wood!
    Let the fire roar to make the pot boil.
Cook the meat with many spices,
    and afterward burn the bones.
11 Now set the empty pot on the coals.
    Heat it red hot!
    Burn away the filth and corruption.
12 But it’s hopeless;
    the corruption can’t be cleaned out.
    So throw it into the fire.
13 Your impurity is your lewdness
    and the corruption of your idolatry.
I tried to cleanse you,
    but you refused.
So now you will remain in your filth
    until my fury against you has been satisfied.

14 “I, the Lord, have spoken! The time has come, and I won’t hold back. I will not change my mind, and I will have no pity on you. You will be judged on the basis of all your wicked actions, says the Sovereign Lord.”

The Death of Ezekiel’s Wife

15 Then this message came to me from the Lord: 16 “Son of man, with one blow I will take away your dearest treasure. Yet you must not show any sorrow at her death. Do not weep; let there be no tears. 17 Groan silently, but let there be no wailing at her grave. Do not uncover your head or take off your sandals. Do not perform the usual rituals of mourning or accept any food brought to you by consoling friends.”

18 So I proclaimed this to the people the next morning, and in the evening my wife died. The next morning I did everything I had been told to do. 19 Then the people asked, “What does all this mean? What are you trying to tell us?”

20 So I said to them, “A message came to me from the Lord, 21 and I was told to give this message to the people of Israel. This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will defile my Temple, the source of your security and pride, the place your heart delights in. Your sons and daughters whom you left behind in Judah will be slaughtered by the sword. 22 Then you will do as Ezekiel has done. You will not mourn in public or console yourselves by eating the food brought by friends. 23 Your heads will remain covered, and your sandals will not be taken off. You will not mourn or weep, but you will waste away because of your sins. You will groan among yourselves for all the evil you have done. 24 Ezekiel is an example for you; you will do just as he has done. And when that time comes, you will know that I am the Sovereign Lord.”

25 Then the Lord said to me, “Son of man, on the day I take away their stronghold—their joy and glory, their heart’s desire, their dearest treasure—I will also take away their sons and daughters. 26 And on that day a survivor from Jerusalem will come to you in Babylon and tell you what has happened. 27 And when he arrives, your voice will suddenly return so you can talk to him, and you will be a symbol for these people. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”

Notas al pie

  1. 24:1 Hebrew On the tenth day of the tenth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. This event occurred on January 15, 588 B.c.; also see note on 1:1.