Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

以赛亚书 1

1犹大王乌西雅、约坦、亚哈斯和希西迦执政期间,亚摩斯的儿子以赛亚看到了以下有关犹大和耶路撒冷的异象。

上帝责备叛逆的子民

诸天啊,请听!
大地啊,要侧耳听!
耶和华说:
“我把孩子抚育成人,
他们竟然背叛我。
牛认识主人,
驴也认得主人的槽,
以色列却不认识,
我的子民却不明白。”

唉!你们这罪恶的民族,
恶贯满盈的百姓,
作恶的子孙,
败坏的儿女!
你们背弃耶和华,
藐视以色列的圣者,
与祂疏远。

你们为什么一再叛逆?
你们还要受责打吗?
你们已经头破血流,
身心疲惫。
你们已经体无完肤,
从头到脚伤痕累累,
伤口没有清洗,
没有包扎,也没有敷药。

你们的土地荒凉,
城邑化为灰烬。
你们亲眼目睹自己的田园被外族人侵吞、毁坏、变成不毛之地。
仅存的锡安[a]城也像葡萄园里的草棚、
瓜田中的茅舍、
被困无援的孤城。
若不是万军之耶和华让我们一些人存活,
我们早就像所多玛和蛾摩拉一样灭亡了。

10 你们这些“所多玛”的首领啊,
要聆听耶和华的话!
你们这些“蛾摩拉”的百姓啊,
要侧耳听我们上帝的训诲!
11 耶和华说:
“你们献上许多祭物,对我有什么用呢?
我厌烦公绵羊的燔祭和肥畜的脂肪,
我不喜欢公牛、羊羔和公山羊的血。

12 “你们来敬拜我的时候,
谁要求你们带着这些来践踏我的院宇呢?
13 不要再带毫无意义的祭物了。
我憎恶你们烧的香,
厌恶你们的朔日[b]、安息日和大会。
你们又作恶又举行庄严的聚会,
令我无法容忍。
14 我憎恶你们的朔日及其他节期,
它们成了我的重担,
令我厌倦。
15 你们举手祷告,我必掩面不理。
即使你们祷告再多,
我也不会听,
因为你们双手沾满鲜血。
16 你们要洗净自己,
停止作恶,
不要让我再看见你们的恶行。
17 你们要学习行善,
追求正义,
帮助受欺压的,
替孤儿辩护,
为寡妇申冤。”
18 耶和华说:
“来吧,我们彼此理论!
你们的罪虽如猩红,
也必洁白如雪;
你们的罪虽如绯红,
也必白如羊毛。
19 如果你们愿意听从,
就必享用这地方的美好出产。
20 如果你们执意叛逆,
就必丧身刀下。”
这是耶和华亲口说的。
21 耶路撒冷啊,
你这忠贞的妻子竟变成了妓女!
你从前充满公平,
是公义之家,
现在却住着凶手。
22 你曾经像银子,现在却像渣滓;
曾经像美酒,现在却像搀了水的酒。
23 你的首领是叛逆之徒,
与盗贼为伍,
个个收受贿赂,
贪图好处,
不为孤儿辩护,
不替寡妇申冤。

24 所以,主——万军之耶和华,
以色列的大能者说:
“我要向我的敌人报仇雪恨。
25 我必攻击你,
用碱炼净你的渣滓,
除尽你的杂质。
26 我必像从前一样赐你审判官和谋士。
之后,你必被称为公义之城、
忠信之邑。”

27 耶和华必因祂的公正救赎锡安,
必因祂的公义拯救城中悔改的人。
28 但叛逆之辈和犯罪之徒必遭毁灭,
背弃耶和华的人必灭亡。
29 你们必因在橡树下,
在你们选择的园子里祭拜偶像而蒙羞。
30 你们必像枯萎的橡树,
又如无水的园子。
31 你们中间有权势的人必因他们的恶行而遭毁灭,
好像火花点燃枯木,无人能救。

Notas al pie

  1. 1:8 锡安”又称“耶路撒冷”。
  2. 1:13 朔日”即每月初一。

New Living Translation

Isaiah 1

1These are the visions that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. He saw these visions during the years when Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah were kings of Judah.[a]

A Message for Rebellious Judah

Listen, O heavens! Pay attention, earth!
    This is what the Lord says:
“The children I raised and cared for
    have rebelled against me.
Even an ox knows its owner,
    and a donkey recognizes its master’s care—
but Israel doesn’t know its master.
    My people don’t recognize my care for them.”
Oh, what a sinful nation they are—
    loaded down with a burden of guilt.
They are evil people,
    corrupt children who have rejected the Lord.
They have despised the Holy One of Israel
    and turned their backs on him.

Why do you continue to invite punishment?
    Must you rebel forever?
Your head is injured,
    and your heart is sick.
You are battered from head to foot—
    covered with bruises, welts, and infected wounds—
    without any soothing ointments or bandages.
Your country lies in ruins,
    and your towns are burned.
Foreigners plunder your fields before your eyes
    and destroy everything they see.
Beautiful Jerusalem[b] stands abandoned
    like a watchman’s shelter in a vineyard,
like a lean-to in a cucumber field after the harvest,
    like a helpless city under siege.
If the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
    had not spared a few of us,[c]
we would have been wiped out like Sodom,
    destroyed like Gomorrah.

10 Listen to the Lord, you leaders of “Sodom.”
    Listen to the law of our God, people of “Gomorrah.”
11 “What makes you think I want all your sacrifices?”
    says the Lord.
“I am sick of your burnt offerings of rams
    and the fat of fattened cattle.
I get no pleasure from the blood
    of bulls and lambs and goats.
12 When you come to worship me,
    who asked you to parade through my courts with all your ceremony?
13 Stop bringing me your meaningless gifts;
    the incense of your offerings disgusts me!
As for your celebrations of the new moon and the Sabbath
    and your special days for fasting—
they are all sinful and false.
    I want no more of your pious meetings.
14 I hate your new moon celebrations and your annual festivals.
    They are a burden to me. I cannot stand them!
15 When you lift up your hands in prayer, I will not look.
    Though you offer many prayers, I will not listen,
    for your hands are covered with the blood of innocent victims.
16 Wash yourselves and be clean!
    Get your sins out of my sight.
    Give up your evil ways.
17 Learn to do good.
    Seek justice.
Help the oppressed.
    Defend the cause of orphans.
    Fight for the rights of widows.

18 “Come now, let’s settle this,”
    says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
    I will make them as white as snow.
Though they are red like crimson,
    I will make them as white as wool.
19 If you will only obey me,
    you will have plenty to eat.
20 But if you turn away and refuse to listen,
    you will be devoured by the sword of your enemies.
    I, the Lord, have spoken!”

Unfaithful Jerusalem

21 See how Jerusalem, once so faithful,
    has become a prostitute.
Once the home of justice and righteousness,
    she is now filled with murderers.
22 Once like pure silver,
    you have become like worthless slag.
Once so pure,
    you are now like watered-down wine.
23 Your leaders are rebels,
    the companions of thieves.
All of them love bribes
    and demand payoffs,
but they refuse to defend the cause of orphans
    or fight for the rights of widows.

24 Therefore, the Lord, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies,
    the Mighty One of Israel, says,
“I will take revenge on my enemies
    and pay back my foes!
25 I will raise my fist against you.
    I will melt you down and skim off your slag.
    I will remove all your impurities.
26 Then I will give you good judges again
    and wise counselors like you used to have.
Then Jerusalem will again be called the Home of Justice
    and the Faithful City.”

27 Zion will be restored by justice;
    those who repent will be revived by righteousness.
28 But rebels and sinners will be completely destroyed,
    and those who desert the Lord will be consumed.

29 You will be ashamed of your idol worship
    in groves of sacred oaks.
You will blush because you worshiped
    in gardens dedicated to idols.
30 You will be like a great tree with withered leaves,
    like a garden without water.
31 The strongest among you will disappear like straw;
    their evil deeds will be the spark that sets it on fire.
They and their evil works will burn up together,
    and no one will be able to put out the fire.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 These kings reigned from 792 to 686 B.c.
  2. 1:8 Hebrew The daughter of Zion.
  3. 1:9 Greek version reads a few of our children. Compare Rom 9:29.