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 Living Translation

Habakkuk 1

1This is the message that the prophet Habakkuk received in a vision.

Habakkuk’s Complaint

How long, O Lord, must I call for help?
    But you do not listen!
“Violence is everywhere!” I cry,
    but you do not come to save.
Must I forever see these evil deeds?
    Why must I watch all this misery?
Wherever I look,
    I see destruction and violence.
I am surrounded by people
    who love to argue and fight.
The law has become paralyzed,
    and there is no justice in the courts.
The wicked far outnumber the righteous,
    so that justice has become perverted.

The Lord’s Reply

The Lord replied,

“Look around at the nations;
    look and be amazed![a]
For I am doing something in your own day,
    something you wouldn’t believe
    even if someone told you about it.
I am raising up the Babylonians,[b]
    a cruel and violent people.
They will march across the world
    and conquer other lands.
They are notorious for their cruelty
    and do whatever they like.
Their horses are swifter than cheetahs[c]
    and fiercer than wolves at dusk.
Their charioteers charge from far away.
    Like eagles, they swoop down to devour their prey.

“On they come, all bent on violence.
    Their hordes advance like a desert wind,
    sweeping captives ahead of them like sand.
10 They scoff at kings and princes
    and scorn all their fortresses.
They simply pile ramps of earth
    against their walls and capture them!
11 They sweep past like the wind
    and are gone.
But they are deeply guilty,
    for their own strength is their god.”

Habakkuk’s Second Complaint

12 O Lord my God, my Holy One, you who are eternal—
    surely you do not plan to wipe us out?
O Lord, our Rock, you have sent these Babylonians to correct us,
    to punish us for our many sins.
13 But you are pure and cannot stand the sight of evil.
    Will you wink at their treachery?
Should you be silent while the wicked
    swallow up people more righteous than they?

14 Are we only fish to be caught and killed?
    Are we only sea creatures that have no leader?
15 Must we be strung up on their hooks
    and caught in their nets while they rejoice and celebrate?
16 Then they will worship their nets
    and burn incense in front of them.
“These nets are the gods who have made us rich!”
    they will claim.
17 Will you let them get away with this forever?
    Will they succeed forever in their heartless conquests?

Notas al pie

  1. 1:5 Greek version reads Look, you mockers; / look and be amazed and die. Compare Acts 13:41.
  2. 1:6 Or Chaldeans.
  3. 1:8 Or leopards.