Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

何西阿书 1



耶和华首次向何西阿说话时,对他说:“你去娶一个妓女为妻,和她生养儿女,因为这片土地上的人极其淫乱,背弃了耶和华。” 于是,何西阿娶了滴拉音的女儿歌蜜为妻,她怀孕为他生了一个儿子。 耶和华对何西阿说:“给他取名叫耶斯列[a],因为再过不久,我就要因耶户家在耶斯列的屠杀而惩罚他们,消灭以色列国。 那时,我要在耶斯列平原折断以色列的弓。” 后来,歌蜜又怀孕生了一个女儿。耶和华对何西阿说:“给她取名叫罗·路哈玛[b],因为我将不再怜悯以色列家,也不再赦免他们的罪。 但我要怜悯犹大家,使他们依靠他们的上帝耶和华得到拯救,而不是依靠战弓、刀剑、马匹、骑兵和战争。” 罗·路哈玛断奶后,歌蜜又怀孕生了一个儿子。 耶和华说:“给他取名叫罗·阿米[c],因为以色列人不再是我的子民,我也不再是他们的上帝。


10 “然而,以色列的人数必像海沙一样量不尽、数不完。从前我在什么地方对他们说‘你们不是我的子民’,将来也要在那里对他们说‘你们是永活上帝的儿女’。 11 那时,犹大人和以色列人将被聚集起来,为自己选立一位首领,从流亡之地返回故乡,安居乐业。耶斯列的日子将是伟大的日子。

Notas al pie

  1. 1:4 耶斯列”意思是“上帝撒种”。此处指上帝要像撒种一样驱散以色列人,但在1:11指上帝要赐福他们,就像撒种后获得了大丰收。
  2. 1:6 罗·路哈玛”意思是“不蒙怜悯”。
  3. 1:9 罗·阿米”意思是“不是我的子民”。

The Message

Hosea 1

1This is God’s Message to Hosea son of Beeri. It came to him during the royal reigns of Judah’s kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. This was also the time that Jeroboam son of Joash was king over Israel.

This Whole Country Has Become a Whorehouse

The first time God spoke to Hosea he said:

“Find a whore and marry her.
    Make this whore the mother of your children.
And here’s why: This whole country
    has become a whorehouse, unfaithful to me, God.”

Hosea did it. He picked Gomer daughter of Diblaim. She got pregnant and gave him a son.

4-5 Then God told him:

“Name him Jezreel. It won’t be long now before
    I’ll make the people of Israel pay for the massacre at Jezreel.
    I’m calling it quits on the kingdom of Israel.
Payday is coming! I’m going to chop Israel’s bows and arrows
    into kindling in the valley of Jezreel.”

6-7 Gomer got pregnant again. This time she had a daughter. God told Hosea:

“Name this one No-Mercy. I’m fed up with Israel.
    I’ve run out of mercy. There’s no more forgiveness.
Judah’s another story. I’ll continue having mercy on them.
    I’ll save them. It will be their God who saves them,
Not their armaments and armies,
    not their horsepower and manpower.”

8-9 After Gomer had weaned No-Mercy, she got pregnant yet again and had a son. God said:

“Name him Nobody. You’ve become nobodies to me,
    and I, God, am a nobody to you.

10-11 “But down the road the population of Israel is going to explode past counting, like sand on the ocean beaches. In the very place where they were once named Nobody, they will be named God’s Somebody. Everybody in Judah and everybody in Israel will be assembled as one people. They’ll choose a single leader. There’ll be no stopping them—a great day in Jezreel!”