Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

以赛亚书 28

北国必遭审判

1以法莲酒徒引以为荣的华冠有祸了!

它坐落在醉酒者肥美的山谷顶上,
它的荣美如将残之花。
看啊,主已经派来一位强壮有力的人,
他像冰雹和毁灭的暴风,
又像汹涌泛滥的洪水,
他必把那华冠猛力摔在地上。
以法莲酒徒引以为荣的华冠必被践踏。
那肥美山谷上将残的荣美之花,
必像夏季到来之前早熟的无花果,
人一看见它就把它摘去吞掉。
到那日,万军之耶和华必做祂余民的荣冠和华冕。
祂必使审判官公正断案,
赐力量给守城退敌之人。
但祭司和先知也因喝酒而摇摇晃晃,
因烈酒而东倒西歪。
他们因烈酒而摇摇晃晃、
酩酊大醉、东倒西歪,
他们错解异象,糊涂判案。
桌子上到处都是呕吐之物,
一片狼藉。
他们抱怨我说:
“他想教导谁知识呢?
他想把信息解释给谁呢?
是刚刚断奶、离开母怀的婴孩吗?
10 因为他的教导只是命命令令、命命令令、律律例例、律律例例、这里一点、那里一点。”

11 因此,耶和华必用外族人的口和语言来教训他们。
12 耶和华曾对他们说:
“这是安歇之地,
让疲乏的人安歇吧。
这是安歇之地。”
他们却不肯听。
13 所以,对他们来说,
耶和华的话成了命命令令、命命令令、律律例例、律律例例、这里一点、那里一点,
以致他们走路时仰面跌倒,摔伤,落网,被捉。
14 你们这些好讥讽、在耶路撒冷统管百姓的人啊,
要听耶和华的话。
15 你们说:
“我们已经和死亡立约,
与阴间结盟。
灾难席卷而来的时候,
我们会安然无恙,
因为我们以谎言为庇护所,
以诡诈为藏身处。”
16 所以主耶和华说:
“看啊,我要在锡安放一块基石,
一块经过考验的石头,
一块根基稳固的宝贵房角石,
信靠的人必不致蒙羞。
17 我必以公平为准绳,
以公义作线锤。
冰雹必砸碎你们虚谎的庇护所,
洪水必淹没你们的藏身处。
18 你们和死亡所立的约必被废弃,
与阴间的结盟必不能长久。
灾难席卷而来的时候,
你们必遭毁灭。
19 灾难必不分昼夜、日复一日地扫过,
每次扫过都必将你们掳去。”
明白这信息的人都必惊恐万分。
20 你们的床太小,不能舒身;
你们的被子太窄,不足裹身。[a]
21 耶和华必像在毗拉心山一样挺身而出,
像在基遍谷一样发怒,
要完成祂奇异的作为,
成就祂不寻常的工作。
22 现在你们不要再讥讽了,
以免捆绑你们的绳索勒得更紧,
因为我已从主——万军之耶和华那里听到毁灭全国的谕旨。
23 你们要侧耳听我的声音,
留心听我的话语。
24 难道农夫会一直耕地而不撒种吗?
难道他会一直犁地、耙地吗?
25 他耙平土地之后,
难道不种小茴香、大茴香吗?
不按行种小麦,
在合适的地方种大麦,
在田边种粗麦吗?
26 因为上帝指点他,教导他耕种之道。

27 打小茴香不用大槌,用棍子;
打大茴香不用石磙,用棒子。
28 做饼的粮食要磨碎,
没有人会不停地在场上碾压粮食。
马拉着石磙在场上轧过,
也不会把麦子磨碎。
29 这些知识都是万军之耶和华所赐的,
祂有奇妙的谋略和伟大的智慧。

Notas al pie

  1. 28:20 此处的床和被子象征他们虚假的安全感。

Amplified Bible

Isaiah 28

Ephraim’s Captivity Predicted

1Woe (judgment is coming) to [Samaria] the splendid crown of the drunkards of [a]Ephraim,
And to the fading flower of its glorious beauty,
Which is at the head of the rich valley
Of those who are overcome with wine!

Listen carefully, the Lord has a strong and mighty agent [the Assyrian];
Like a tempest of hail, a disastrous storm,
Like a tempest of mighty overflowing waters,
He has cast it down to the earth with His hand.

The splendid crown of the drunkards of Ephraim is trampled by [the foreigners’] feet.

And the fading flower of its glorious beauty,
Which is at the head of the rich valley,
Will be like the early fig before the summer,
Which one sees,
And as soon as it is in his hand
He [greedily] swallows it [and so will the Assyrians rapidly devour Samaria, Israel’s capital].

In that day the Lord of hosts will become a magnificent crown
And a glorious diadem to the [converted] remnant of His people,

A spirit of justice for him who sits in judgment [administering the law],
A strength to those who drive back the battle at the gate.

But even these reel with wine and stagger from strong drink:
The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink;
They are confused by wine, they stagger from strong drink;
They reel while seeing visions,
They stagger when pronouncing judgment.

For all the tables are full of filthy vomit, so that there is no place [that is clean.]


They say “To whom would He teach knowledge?
And to whom would He explain the message?
Those just weaned from milk?
Those just taken from the breast?
10 
“For He says,
‘Precept upon precept, precept upon precept,
Rule upon rule, rule upon rule,
Here a little, there a little.’”
11 
Indeed, the Lord will teach this people [in a more humiliating way]
By [men with] stammering lips and a foreign tongue,
12 
He who said to them, “This is the place of quiet, give rest to the weary,”
And, “This is the resting place,” yet they would not listen.
13 
Therefore the word of the Lord to them will be [merely monotonous repetitions]:
“Precept upon precept, precept upon precept,
Rule upon rule, rule upon rule,
Here a little, there a little.”
That they may go and stumble backward, and be broken, ensnared, and taken captive.

Judah Is Warned

14 
Therefore, hear the word of the Lord, you arrogant men
Who rule this people who are in Jerusalem!
15 
Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death,
And with Sheol (the place of the dead) we have made an agreement,
When the overwhelming scourge passes by, it will not reach us,
For we have made lies our refuge and we have concealed ourselves in deception.”

16 Therefore the Lord God says this,

“Listen carefully, I am laying in Zion a Stone, a tested Stone,
A precious Cornerstone for the [secure] foundation, firmly placed.
He who believes [who trusts in, relies on, and adheres to that Stone] will not [b]be disturbed or give way [in sudden panic].
17 
“I will make justice the measuring line
And righteousness the mason’s level;
Then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies
And waters will flood over the secret [hiding] place.
18 
“Your covenant with death will be annulled,
And your agreement with Sheol (the place of the dead) will not stand;
When the overwhelming scourge passes through,
Then you will become its trampling ground.
19 
“As often as it passes through, it will seize you;
For morning after morning it will pass through, by day and by night,
And it will be sheer terror to understand what it means.”
20 
For the bed is too short to stretch out on,
And the blanket is too narrow to wrap around oneself [and likewise all their preparations are inadequate].
21 
For the Lord will rise up as at Mount Perazim,
He will be stirred up as in the Valley of Gibeon,
To do His work, His unusual and incredible work,
And to accomplish His work, His extraordinary work.
22 
Now do not carry on as scoffers,
Or the bands which bind you will be made stronger;
For I have heard from the Lord God of hosts [a decree]
Of decisive destruction on all the earth.

23 
Listen and hear my voice;
Listen carefully and hear my words.
24 
Does the farmer plow all day to plant seed?
Does he continually dig furrows and harrow his ground [after it is prepared]?
25 
When he has leveled its surface,
Does he not sow [the seed of] dill and scatter cumin,
And plant wheat in rows,
And barley in its [intended] place and [c]rye within its border?
26 
For his God instructs [him correctly] and teaches him properly.
27 
For dill is not threshed with a sharp threshing sledge,
Nor is a cartwheel rolled over cumin;
But dill is beaten out with a staff, and cumin with a rod.
28 
Bread grain is crushed fine,
Indeed, the farmer does not continue to thresh it forever.
Because the wheel of his cart and his horses eventually damage it,
He does not thresh it longer.
29 
This also comes from the Lord of hosts,
Who has made His counsel wonderful and His wisdom great.

Notas al pie

  1. Isaiah 28:1 I.e. the ten northern tribes of Israel.
  2. Isaiah 28:16 The Septuagint (Greek translation of the Old Testament) reads “be put to shame,” a phrase which occurs frequently in pleas to God.
  3. Isaiah 28:25 A subspecies of common wheat.