Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

出埃及 8

蛙灾

1耶和华对摩西说:“你进宫去告诉法老,‘耶和华说,让以色列百姓离开,好事奉我。 如果你不听从,我就使青蛙来毁坏你的国土。 尼罗河将充满青蛙,它们要跳到你的宫里、卧室和床铺上,你的臣仆和百姓家里,你的炉灶和揉面盆里。 青蛙还会跳到你和你的百姓及众臣仆身上。’”

耶和华对摩西说:“你叫亚伦向埃及各地的江河、溪流和池塘伸杖,使青蛙遍布埃及全境。” 亚伦伸杖,青蛙就遍布了埃及全境。 巫师也行邪术如法炮制,叫青蛙上来。 法老召摩西和亚伦进宫,对他们说:“你们快求耶和华,使这些青蛙离开我们,我便让百姓去献祭给耶和华。” 摩西对法老说:“好吧,你要我在什么时候为你以及你的臣仆和百姓祷告,叫这些青蛙离开你和你的宫殿,只留在河里呢?” 10 法老说:“明天。”摩西说:“就照你说的,这样你就知道没有神明能比得上我们的上帝耶和华。 11 明天青蛙会离开你、你的宫殿、你的臣仆和百姓,只留在河里。” 12 摩西和亚伦离开法老后,摩西就为法老所受的蛙灾一事向耶和华呼求。 13 耶和华答应了摩西的祈求。凡在房屋内、院子里和田野中的青蛙都死了。 14 百姓把青蛙的尸体堆积起来,埃及全境都充满了死青蛙的腐臭气味。 15 法老看见灾难已经过去,便又硬着心,不肯听从摩西和亚伦的话,正如耶和华所言。

虱灾

16 耶和华对摩西说:“你吩咐亚伦用杖击打地上的尘土,使埃及境内的尘土变成虱子。” 17 他们就照上帝的吩咐去做,亚伦伸杖击打地上的尘土,虱子就跑到人和牲畜身上,全埃及的尘土都变成了虱子。 18 巫师们也试图用邪术变出虱子来,却无法成功。埃及的百姓和牲畜身上长满了虱子。 19 巫师们对法老说:“这是上帝的作为。”法老的心却仍然刚硬,不肯答应摩西和亚伦的要求,正如耶和华所言。

苍蝇之灾

20 耶和华对摩西说:“明天清早,你趁法老去河边时去见他,告诉他,‘耶和华说,放我的子民走,他们好事奉我, 21 不然,我就叫无数的苍蝇飞到你、你的臣仆和百姓身上,进到你们各自的家中,使埃及遍地布满苍蝇。 22 但那天,我子民居住的歌珊却丝毫不会受搅扰,这样你就知道我耶和华主宰天下。 23 我要把我的子民跟你的百姓分开,明天我必行这神迹。’” 24 耶和华果然这样行。密密麻麻的苍蝇飞进法老的王宫和他臣仆的家里,埃及全国都受到苍蝇的毁坏。 25 法老召见摩西和亚伦,对他们说:“你们可以去献祭给你们的上帝,不过要在我的境内举行。” 26 摩西说:“这怎么行?我们用来献祭的东西,是埃及人最憎恶的。如果我们在埃及境内举行这样的仪式,他们一定会拿石头打死我们。 27 我们要照我们上帝耶和华的吩咐离开这里,走三天的路程到旷野去献祭给祂。” 28 法老说:“好,我让你们去旷野献祭给你们的上帝耶和华,只是不要走得太远。现在为我祈求吧。” 29 摩西说:“我离开这里就去祈求耶和华,使苍蝇明天就离开你及你的臣仆和百姓,但这次你不可再食言,阻止以色列人去向耶和华献祭。” 30 摩西说完以后,便离开王宫,去祈求耶和华。 31 耶和华就照摩西的祈求,使成群的苍蝇离开法老及其臣仆和百姓,一只也没有留下。 32 这一次,法老又硬着心,不肯让百姓离开埃及。

New Living Translation

Exodus 8

A Plague of Frogs

1[a]Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go back to Pharaoh and announce to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Let my people go, so they can worship me. If you refuse to let them go, I will send a plague of frogs across your entire land. The Nile River will swarm with frogs. They will come up out of the river and into your palace, even into your bedroom and onto your bed! They will enter the houses of your officials and your people. They will even jump into your ovens and your kneading bowls. Frogs will jump on you, your people, and all your officials.’”

[b]Then the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Raise the staff in your hand over all the rivers, canals, and ponds of Egypt, and bring up frogs over all the land.’” So Aaron raised his hand over the waters of Egypt, and frogs came up and covered the whole land! But the magicians were able to do the same thing with their magic. They, too, caused frogs to come up on the land of Egypt.

Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and begged, “Plead with the Lord to take the frogs away from me and my people. I will let your people go, so they can offer sacrifices to the Lord.”

“You set the time!” Moses replied. “Tell me when you want me to pray for you, your officials, and your people. Then you and your houses will be rid of the frogs. They will remain only in the Nile River.”

10 “Do it tomorrow,” Pharaoh said.

“All right,” Moses replied, “it will be as you have said. Then you will know that there is no one like the Lord our God. 11 The frogs will leave you and your houses, your officials, and your people. They will remain only in the Nile River.”

12 So Moses and Aaron left Pharaoh’s palace, and Moses cried out to the Lord about the frogs he had inflicted on Pharaoh. 13 And the Lord did just what Moses had predicted. The frogs in the houses, the courtyards, and the fields all died. 14 The Egyptians piled them into great heaps, and a terrible stench filled the land. 15 But when Pharaoh saw that relief had come, he became stubborn.[c] He refused to listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the Lord had predicted.

A Plague of Gnats

16 So the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Raise your staff and strike the ground. The dust will turn into swarms of gnats throughout the land of Egypt.’” 17 So Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord had commanded them. When Aaron raised his hand and struck the ground with his staff, gnats infested the entire land, covering the Egyptians and their animals. All the dust in the land of Egypt turned into gnats. 18 Pharaoh’s magicians tried to do the same thing with their secret arts, but this time they failed. And the gnats covered everyone, people and animals alike.

19 “This is the finger of God!” the magicians exclaimed to Pharaoh. But Pharaoh’s heart remained hard. He wouldn’t listen to them, just as the Lord had predicted.

A Plague of Flies

20 Then the Lord told Moses, “Get up early in the morning and stand in Pharaoh’s way as he goes down to the river. Say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Let my people go, so they can worship me. 21 If you refuse, then I will send swarms of flies on you, your officials, your people, and all the houses. The Egyptian homes will be filled with flies, and the ground will be covered with them. 22 But this time I will spare the region of Goshen, where my people live. No flies will be found there. Then you will know that I am the Lord and that I am present even in the heart of your land. 23 I will make a clear distinction between[d] my people and your people. This miraculous sign will happen tomorrow.’”

24 And the Lord did just as he had said. A thick swarm of flies filled Pharaoh’s palace and the houses of his officials. The whole land of Egypt was thrown into chaos by the flies.

25 Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron. “All right! Go ahead and offer sacrifices to your God,” he said. “But do it here in this land.”

26 But Moses replied, “That wouldn’t be right. The Egyptians detest the sacrifices that we offer to the Lord our God. Look, if we offer our sacrifices here where the Egyptians can see us, they will stone us. 27 We must take a three-day trip into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the Lord our God, just as he has commanded us.”

28 “All right, go ahead,” Pharaoh replied. “I will let you go into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the Lord your God. But don’t go too far away. Now hurry and pray for me.”

29 Moses answered, “As soon as I leave you, I will pray to the Lord, and tomorrow the swarms of flies will disappear from you and your officials and all your people. But I am warning you, Pharaoh, don’t lie to us again and refuse to let the people go to sacrifice to the Lord.”

30 So Moses left Pharaoh’s palace and pleaded with the Lord to remove all the flies. 31 And the Lord did as Moses asked and caused the swarms of flies to disappear from Pharaoh, his officials, and his people. Not a single fly remained. 32 But Pharaoh again became stubborn and refused to let the people go.

Notas al pie

  1. 8:1 Verses 8:1-4 are numbered 7:26-29 in Hebrew text.
  2. 8:5 Verses 8:5-32 are numbered 8:1-28 in Hebrew text.
  3. 8:15 Hebrew made his heart heavy; also in 8:32.
  4. 8:23 As in Greek and Latin versions; Hebrew reads I will set redemption between.