Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

出埃及 34

新的约版

1耶和华对摩西说:“你要凿出两块石版,跟你之前摔碎的两块一样,我要把前两块石版上的字刻在上面。 你要预备好,明天清早你要上西奈山顶来见我。 谁也不可与你同来,整座山上都不可有人,就是牛羊也不得在山前吃草。” 于是,摩西凿出两块石版,跟先前的两块一样。他清早起来,照着耶和华的吩咐把石版带到西奈山上。 耶和华在云中降临和摩西一同站在那里,宣告祂的名——耶和华。 耶和华在摩西面前经过,并且宣告说:“我是耶和华,我是耶和华,是有怜悯和恩典的上帝,不轻易发怒,充满慈爱,无比信实, 向千万人彰显慈爱,赦免罪恶和过犯,但决不免除罪责,必向子孙追讨父辈的罪债,直到三四代。” 摩西急忙俯伏在地上敬拜, 说:“主啊,如果我在你面前蒙了恩,求你与我们同行。虽然百姓顽固不化,求你赦免我们的过犯和罪恶,接纳我们做你的子民。”

10 耶和华说:“我要与你立约,我要在你的同胞面前行奇事,是天下万国从未有过的奇事,你周围的外族人必看见我为你做的伟大而可畏的事。 11 你要遵行我今天的吩咐。我必从你面前驱逐亚摩利人、迦南人、赫人、比利洗人、希未人和耶布斯人。 12 你要谨慎,到了目的地后,不可与当地的居民立约,免得因此而陷入网罗。 13 相反,要拆掉他们的祭坛,打碎他们的神柱,砍掉他们的亚舍拉神像。 14 不可拜别的神明,因为耶和华是痛恨不贞的上帝,祂名为‘痛恨不贞’。

15 “不可与当地的居民立约,免得他们与自己的神明苟合时邀请你,你就吃他们的祭物, 16 给儿子娶他们的女儿为妻,以致她们与自己的神明苟合时诱使你的儿子犯同样的罪。

17 “不可为自己铸造神像。

18 “要守除酵节,照我的吩咐在亚笔月所定的时间吃七天的无酵饼,因为你是在亚笔月离开埃及的。

19 “凡是头胎生的儿子都属于我,包括牲畜中一切头胎生的公牛和公羊。 20 头胎生的驴要用羊赎回,如果不用羊赎回,就要打断它的脖子。凡头胎生的男婴,都要赎回他的性命。谁也不可空手来朝见我。

21 “一周工作六天,第七天要休息,就是耕种和收割时也要休息。

22 “在收割初熟麦子的时候,要守七七收割节,年底要守收藏节。 23 所有的男子都要一年三次来朝见主耶和华——以色列的上帝。 24 我要从你面前赶走外族人,扩张你的领土。你一年三次来朝见你的上帝耶和华时,必没有人贪恋你的土地。

25 “不可把祭牲的血和有酵的饼一起献给我。逾越节的祭物也不可留到第二天早晨。

26 “要把田中最好的初熟之物送到你们的上帝耶和华的殿中。

“不可用母山羊的奶煮它的小羊羔。”

27 耶和华又对摩西说:“你要把我说的这些话记录下来,因为我要按这些话跟你和以色列人立约。” 28 摩西在耶和华那里待了四十昼夜,没吃也没喝。耶和华把约的内容,就是十条诫命,写在石版上。

29 摩西手里拿着两块约版下西奈山,他不知道自己因为曾与耶和华说话而脸上发光。 30 亚伦和所有的以色列百姓看见摩西脸上发光,都不敢走近他。 31 摩西召他们过来,亚伦和会众的首领便上前来。摩西与他们说话。 32 之后,所有的以色列人都来到他面前,他就把耶和华在西奈山上的吩咐都告诉他们。 33 说完之后,他就用帕子遮住自己的脸。 34 每当进到会幕跟耶和华说话时,他就揭开帕子,出来后便把耶和华的吩咐告诉以色列百姓。 35 百姓会看到他脸上发光,于是他再用帕子遮住脸,直到下次与耶和华说话的时候才揭开。

The Message

Exodus 34

11-3 God spoke to Moses: “Cut out two tablets of stone just like the originals and engrave on them the words that were on the original tablets you smashed. Be ready in the morning to climb Mount Sinai and get set to meet me on top of the mountain. Not a soul is to go with you; the whole mountain must be clear of people, even animals—not even sheep or oxen can be grazing in front of the mountain.”

4-7 So Moses cut two tablets of stone just like the originals. He got up early in the morning and climbed Mount Sinai as God had commanded him, carrying the two tablets of stone. God descended in the cloud and took up his position there beside him and called out the name, God. God passed in front of him and called out, “God, God, a God of mercy and grace, endlessly patient—so much love, so deeply true—loyal in love for a thousand generations, forgiving iniquity, rebellion, and sin. Still, he doesn’t ignore sin. He holds sons and grandsons responsible for a father’s sins to the third and even fourth generation.”

8-9 At once, Moses fell to the ground and worshiped, saying, “Please, O Master, if you see anything good in me, please Master, travel with us, hard-headed as these people are. Forgive our iniquity and sin. Own us, possess us.”

10-12 And God said, “As of right now, I’m making a covenant with you: In full sight of your people I will work wonders that have never been created in all the Earth, in any nation. Then all the people with whom you’re living will see how tremendous God’s work is, the work I’ll do for you. Take careful note of all I command you today. I’m clearing your way by driving out Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. Stay vigilant. Don’t let down your guard lest you make covenant with the people who live in the land that you are entering and they trip you up.

13-16 “Tear down their altars, smash their phallic pillars, chop down their fertility poles. Don’t worship any other god. God—his name is The-Jealous-One—is a jealous God. Be careful that you don’t make a covenant with the people who live in the land and take up with their sex-and-religion life, join them in meals at their altars, marry your sons to their women, women who take up with any convenient god or goddess and will get your sons to do the same thing.

17 “Don’t make molten gods for yourselves.

18 “Keep the Feast of Unraised Bread. Eat only unraised bread for seven days in the month of Abib—it was in the month of Abib that you came out of Egypt.

19 “Every firstborn from the womb is mine, all the males of your herds, your firstborn oxen and sheep.

20 “Redeem your firstborn donkey with a lamb. If you don’t redeem it you must break its neck.

“Redeem each of your firstborn sons.

“No one is to show up in my presence empty-handed.

21 “Work six days and rest the seventh. Stop working even during plowing and harvesting.

22 “Keep the Feast of Weeks with the first cutting of the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year.

23-24 “All your men are to appear before the Master, the God of Israel, three times a year. You won’t have to worry about your land when you appear before your God three times each year, for I will drive out the nations before you and give you plenty of land. Nobody’s going to be hanging around plotting ways to get it from you.

25 “Don’t mix the blood of my sacrifices with anything fermented.

“Don’t leave leftovers from the Passover Feast until morning.

26 “Bring the finest of the firstfruits of your produce to the house of your God.

“Don’t boil a kid in its mother’s milk.”

27 God said to Moses: “Now write down these words, for by these words I’ve made a covenant with you and Israel.”

28 Moses was there with God forty days and forty nights. He didn’t eat any food; he didn’t drink any water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Words.

29-30 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai carrying the two Tablets of The Testimony, he didn’t know that the skin of his face glowed because he had been speaking with God. Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, saw his radiant face, and held back, afraid to get close to him.

31-32 Moses called out to them. Aaron and the leaders in the community came back and Moses talked with them. Later all the Israelites came up to him and he passed on the commands, everything that God had told him on Mount Sinai.

33-35 When Moses finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face, but when he went into the presence of God to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out. When he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, they would see Moses’ face, its skin glowing, and then he would again put the veil on his face until he went back in to speak with God.