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”。

New International Reader's Version

Habakkuk 1

1This is a prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received from the Lord. Here is what Habakkuk said.

Habakkuk Complains to the Lord

Lord, how long do I have to call out for help?
    Why don’t you listen to me?
How long must I keep telling you
    that things are terrible?
    Why don’t you save us?
Why do you make me watch while
    people treat others so unfairly?
Why do you put up with the wrong things
    they are doing?
I have to look at death.
    People are harming others.
    They are arguing and fighting all the time.
The law can’t do what it’s supposed to do.
    Fairness never comes out on top.
Sinful people surround those
    who do what is right.
    So people are never treated fairly.

The Lord Replies to Habakkuk

The Lord replies,

“Look at the nations. Watch them.
    Be totally amazed at what you see.
I am going to do something in your days
    that you would never believe.
You would not believe it
    even if someone told you about it.
I am going to send the armies of Babylon to attack you.
    They are very mean. They move quickly.
They sweep across the whole earth.
    They take over homes
    that do not belong to them.
They terrify others.
    They do not recognize any laws but their own.
    That is how proud they are.
Their horses are faster than leopards.
    They are meaner than wolves at sunset.
Their horsemen charge straight into battle.
    They ride in from far away.
They come down like an eagle
    diving for its food.
All of them are ready and willing to destroy others.
    Their huge armies advance like a wind out of the desert.
    They gather prisoners like sand.
10 They mock kings
    and make fun of rulers.
They laugh at all the cities
    that have high walls around them.
They build dirt ramps against the walls
    and capture the cities.
11 They sweep past like the wind.
    Then they go on their way.
They are guilty.
    They worship their own strength.”

Habakkuk Complains to the Lord Again

12 Lord, haven’t you existed forever?
    You are my holy God.
    You will never die.
Lord, you have appointed the Babylonians
    to punish your people.
    My Rock, you have chosen them to judge us.
13 Your eyes are too pure to look at what is evil.
    You can’t put up with the wrong things people do.
So why do you put up
    with those who can’t be trusted?
The evil Babylonians swallow up
    those who are more godly than themselves.
    So why are you silent?
14 You have made people to be like the fish in the sea.
    They are like the sea creatures that don’t have a ruler.
15 The evil Babylonians pull all of them up with hooks.
    They catch them in their nets.
They gather them up.
    So they celebrate.
    They are glad.
16 They offer sacrifices to their nets.
    They burn incense to them.
Their nets allow them to live in great comfort.
    They enjoy the finest food.
17 Are you going to let them
    keep on emptying their nets?
Will they go on destroying nations
    without showing them any mercy?