Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

哈巴谷书 1

1以下是哈巴谷先知得到的启示。

哈巴谷的抱怨

耶和华啊,
我要向你呼救到何时,
你才垂听呢?
暴虐横行,我向你呼求,
你却不拯救。
你为何让我目睹罪恶?
你为何容忍邪恶?
我眼前尽是毁灭和暴力,
到处是纷争和冲突。
因此律法失效,
正义不彰,
恶人包围义人,
正义被扭曲。

耶和华的答复

耶和华说:“你们环顾列国,
仔细察看,
必惊奇不已,
因为我要在你们的时代行一件事,
即使你们听说了也不会相信。
我要使凶残、暴虐的迦勒底人兴起。
他们要席卷天下,
强占别人的家园。
他们任意妄为,
令人胆战心惊。

“他们的马比豹子还快,
比夜狼还猛。
他们的骑兵从远方飞驰而来,
如鹰扑食。
他们残暴成性,
像狂风一样扑来,
抓获的俘虏多如尘沙。
10 他们嘲笑君王,讥讽首领,
对一切坚城嗤之以鼻,
修筑高台将其攻取。
11 他们如狂风横扫而过,
这些有罪的人把自己的力量奉为神明。”

哈巴谷再次抱怨

12 耶和华,
我的上帝,我的圣者啊,
你从亘古就存在,
你永不消逝[a]
耶和华啊,你派迦勒底人来审判;
磐石啊,你立他们作施罚者。
13 你的眼目极为清洁,
见不得邪恶,
也不能容忍罪恶。
但你为何容忍奸恶之人呢?
恶人吞灭比他们公义的人,
你为何默然不语呢?

14 你为何使人像海里的鱼,
像没有首领的爬虫呢?
15 迦勒底人用钩子钩住他们,
用渔网网住他们,
用拖网把他们聚在一起,
并因此而欢喜快乐。
16 迦勒底人向渔网献祭,
向渔网烧香,
因为他们靠渔网而富裕,
食物充足。
17 难道他们要无休止地撒网,
无情地毁灭列国吗?

Notas al pie

  1. 1:12 你永不消逝”另有希伯来文抄本作“我们不会死”。

Amplified Bible

Habakkuk 1

Chaldeans Used to Punish Judah

1The [a]oracle (a burdensome message—a pronouncement from God) which Habakkuk the prophet saw.


O Lord, how long will I call for help
And You will not hear?
I cry out to You, “Violence!”
Yet You do not save.

Why do You make me see iniquity,
And cause me to look on wickedness?
For destruction and violence are before me;
Strife continues and contention arises.

Therefore, the law is ineffective and ignored
And justice is never upheld,
For the wicked surround the righteous;
Therefore, justice becomes perverted.


[The Lord replied,] “Look among the nations! See!
Be astonished! Wonder!
For I am doing something in your days—
You would not believe it if you were told.

“For behold, I am raising up the [b]Chaldeans [who rule in [c]Babylon],
That fierce and impetuous nation
Who march throughout the earth
To take possession of dwelling places that do not belong to them.

“The Chaldeans are dreaded and feared;
Their justice and authority originate with themselves and are defined only by their decree.

“Their horses are swifter than leopards
And keener than [hungry] wolves in the evening,
Their horsemen come galloping,
Their horsemen come from far away;
They fly like an eagle swooping down to devour.

“They all come for violence;
Their horde of faces moves [eagerly] forward,
They gather prisoners like sand.
10 
“They make fun of kings
And rulers are a laughing matter to them.
They ridicule every stronghold
And heap up rubble [for earth mounds] and capture it.
11 
“Then they will sweep by like the wind and pass on.
But they will be held guilty,
They [and all men] whose own power and strength is their god.”

12 
Are You not from everlasting,
O Lord, my God, My Holy One?
We will not die.
O Lord, You have appointed the Chaldeans [who rule in Babylon] to execute [Your] judgment,
And You, O Rock, have established them to correct and chastise.
13 
Your eyes are too pure to approve evil,
And You cannot look favorably on wickedness.
Why then do You look favorably
On those who act treacherously?
Why are you silent when the wicked (Chaldean oppressors) destroy
Those more righteous than they?
14 
Why do You make men like the fish of the sea,
Like reptiles and creeping things that have no ruler [and are helpless against their enemies]?
15 
The Chaldeans bring all of them up with a hook,
And drag them away with a net,
And gather them together in their fishing net;
So they rejoice and are glad.
16 
Therefore, they offer sacrifices to their net
And burn incense to their fishing net;
Because through these things their catch is large and they live luxuriously,
And their food is plentiful.
17 
Will they continue to empty their net
And [mercilessly] go on destroying nations without sparing?

Notas al pie

  1. Habakkuk 1:1 I.e. an urgent message the prophet is under compulsion to proclaim.
  2. Habakkuk 1:6 The Chaldeans were the dominant people in Babylonia. Originally from a small part of southern Babylonia near the head of the Persian Gulf, they were an aggressive tribe and completely controlled the country after 625 b.c. Babylon was their capital city and became the scholarly and scientific center of western Asia. The words “Chaldean” and “Babylonian” are used interchangeably.
  3. Habakkuk 1:6 “Babylon” was the name of the magnificent capital city of Babylonia, and the name of the city was commonly used to refer to the entire area which was located at the eastern end of the Fertile Crescent. Both the plain of Shinar and Chaldea (land of the Chaldeans) were part of ancient Babylonia.