Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

撒迦利亚书 1


1大流士王二年八月,耶和华对易多的孙子、比利迦的儿子撒迦利亚先知说: “耶和华曾对你们的祖先大发怒气。 因此,你要告诉百姓,万军之耶和华说,‘你们要归向我,我就回到你们那里。这是万军之耶和华说的。 不要像你们的祖先一样。以前的先知曾呼唤他们要听从万军之耶和华的话,改邪归正,停止作恶,他们却置若罔闻,不予理会。这是耶和华说的。 现在你们的祖先在哪里呢?那些先知能活到永远吗? 然而,我吩咐我仆人——众先知的训言和律例岂不应验在你们祖先的头上了吗?后来他们悔改了,说,万军之耶和华按着我们的所作所为报应了我们,正如祂所言。’”


大流士王二年十一月,即细罢特月二十四日,耶和华的话传给了易多的孙子、比利迦的儿子撒迦利亚先知。 我在夜间看到异象,见有人骑着一匹红马,站在谷中的番石榴树林间,后面有红马、棕马和白马骑士。 我就问:“主啊,这是什么意思?”那位跟我说话的天使说:“我会告诉你这是什么意思。” 10 站在番石榴树林间的那位对我说:“这些是耶和华派来巡视大地的。” 11 其他骑士向站在番石榴树林间的那位耶和华的天使报告说:“我们已经巡视了大地,到处都安宁平静。”

12 耶和华的天使说:“万军之耶和华啊,你向耶路撒冷和犹大的城邑发怒已经七十年了,还要多久你才会怜悯他们呢?” 13 耶和华用仁慈、安慰的话回答那位与我说话的天使。

14 那位天使对我说:“你要宣告,万军之耶和华说,‘我对耶路撒冷,对锡安充满了火热的爱。 15 我对安逸的列国充满愤怒,因为我只是对我的子民稍微不满,列国却大肆祸害他们。’ 16 因此,耶和华说,‘我必怀着怜悯的心回到耶路撒冷,我的殿必在那里重建,必有准绳丈量耶路撒冷。这是万军之耶和华说的。’ 17 你还要宣告,万军之耶和华说,‘我的城邑必再次繁荣昌盛,耶和华必再次安慰锡安,拣选耶路撒冷。’”


18 我又举目观看,见有四个角。 19 于是,我问与我说话的天使:“这是什么?”他回答说:“这些是驱散犹大、以色列和耶路撒冷的角。” 20 耶和华又让我看见四个工匠。 21 于是我问:“他们来做什么?”他说:“这些角驱散了犹大,以致无人能抬头,但这些工匠是来威吓列国,并打掉他们用来攻击和驱散犹大的角。”

New Living Translation

Zechariah 1

A Call to Return to the Lord

1In November[a] of the second year of King Darius’s reign, the Lord gave this message to the prophet Zechariah son of Berekiah and grandson of Iddo:

“I, the Lord, was very angry with your ancestors. Therefore, say to the people, ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.’ Don’t be like your ancestors who would not listen or pay attention when the earlier prophets said to them, ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Turn from your evil ways, and stop all your evil practices.’

“Where are your ancestors now? They and the prophets are long dead. But everything I said through my servants the prophets happened to your ancestors, just as I said. As a result, they repented and said, ‘We have received what we deserved from the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. He has done what he said he would do.’”

A Man among the Myrtle Trees

Three months later, on February 15,[b] the Lord sent another message to the prophet Zechariah son of Berekiah and grandson of Iddo.

In a vision during the night, I saw a man sitting on a red horse that was standing among some myrtle trees in a small valley. Behind him were riders on red, brown, and white horses. I asked the angel who was talking with me, “My lord, what do these horses mean?”

“I will show you,” the angel replied.

10 The rider standing among the myrtle trees then explained, “They are the ones the Lord has sent out to patrol the earth.”

11 Then the other riders reported to the angel of the Lord, who was standing among the myrtle trees, “We have been patrolling the earth, and the whole earth is at peace.”

12 Upon hearing this, the angel of the Lord prayed this prayer: “O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, for seventy years now you have been angry with Jerusalem and the towns of Judah. How long until you again show mercy to them?” 13 And the Lord spoke kind and comforting words to the angel who talked with me.

14 Then the angel said to me, “Shout this message for all to hear: ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: My love for Jerusalem and Mount Zion is passionate and strong. 15 But I am very angry with the other nations that are now enjoying peace and security. I was only a little angry with my people, but the nations inflicted harm on them far beyond my intentions.

16 “‘Therefore, this is what the Lord says: I have returned to show mercy to Jerusalem. My Temple will be rebuilt, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, and measurements will be taken for the reconstruction of Jerusalem.[c]

17 “Say this also: ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: The towns of Israel will again overflow with prosperity, and the Lord will again comfort Zion and choose Jerusalem as his own.’”

Four Horns and Four Blacksmiths

18 [d]Then I looked up and saw four animal horns. 19 “What are these?” I asked the angel who was talking with me.

He replied, “These horns represent the nations that scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.”

20 Then the Lord showed me four blacksmiths. 21 “What are these men coming to do?” I asked.

The angel replied, “These four horns—these nations—scattered and humbled Judah. Now these blacksmiths have come to terrify those nations and throw them down and destroy them.”

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Hebrew In the eighth month. A number of dates in Zechariah can be cross-checked with dates in surviving Persian records and related accurately to our modern calendar. This month of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred within the months of October and November 520 B.c.
  2. 1:7 Hebrew On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, the month of Shebat, in the second year of Darius. This event occurred on February 15, 519 B.c.; also see note on 1:1.
  3. 1:16 Hebrew and the measuring line will be stretched out over Jerusalem.
  4. 1:18 Verses 1:18-21 are numbered 2:1-4 in Hebrew text.