Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

撒迦利亚书 10:1-12

耶和华应许拯救以色列

1要在春季向耶和华求雨。

祂创造雷雨,

为世人降下甘霖,

使田间长出青翠之物。

2因为神像说的是虚言,

占卜者讲的是谎话,

他们说的是假梦,

他们的安慰是空的。

所以人们如迷失的羊,

因没有牧人而受苦。

3“我必向牧人发怒,

我必惩罚这些首领10:3 首领”希伯来文作“公山羊”。

因为我——万军之耶和华必眷顾我的羊群犹大家,

我必使他们像战场上的骏马。

4房角石、帐篷的橛子、战弓,

以及所有掌权者必出自犹大

5他们必像战场上的勇士,

将仇敌践踏在街上的泥土中。

他们必争战,

因为耶和华与他们同在。

他们必使敌方的骑兵蒙羞。

6“我必使犹大家强盛,

我必拯救约瑟家。

我必带他们回到故土,

因为我怜悯他们。

他们必好像从未被我抛弃一样,

因为我是他们的上帝耶和华,

我必应允他们的祷告。

7以法莲人必如勇士,

他们必心里快乐,如同喝了酒,

他们的儿女见状也必快乐,

他们必因耶和华而欢心。

8“我必吹哨聚集他们,

因为我救赎了他们,

他们必像从前一样人数众多。

9虽然我把他们分散到列国,

他们必在远方想起我,

他们及其子女必得以幸存,

并且回到故土。

10我必从埃及领他们回到故土,

亚述招聚他们,

领他们到基列黎巴嫩

那里将不够他们居住。

11祂必经过苦海,

击打海浪,

尼罗河必干涸,

亚述的骄傲必扫地,

埃及的势力必灭没。

12我必让他们靠着我强盛,

他们必奉我的名行事。

这是耶和华说的。”

New International Reader's Version

Zechariah 10:1-12

The Lord Will Take Care of Judah

1People of Judah, ask the Lord

to send rain in the spring.

He is the one who sends the thunderstorms.

He sends down showers of rain on all people.

He gives everyone the plants in the fields.

2Other gods tell lies.

Those who practice magic

see visions that aren’t true.

They tell dreams that fool people.

They give comfort that doesn’t do any good.

So the people wander around like sheep.

They are crushed because they don’t have a shepherd.

3The Lord who rules over all says,

“I am very angry with the shepherds.

I will punish the leaders.

The Lord will take care of his flock.

They are the people of Judah.

He will make them like a proud horse in battle.

4The most important building stone

will come from the tribe of Judah.

The tent stake will also come from it.

And the bow that is used in battle will come from it.

In fact, every ruler will come from it.

5Together they will be like warriors in battle.

They will stomp their enemies

into the mud of the streets.

The Lord will be with them.

So they will fight against the horsemen

and put them to shame.

6“I will make the family of Judah strong.

I will save the tribes of Joseph.

I will bring them back

because I have tender love for them.

It will be as if

I had not sent them away.

I am the Lord their God.

I will help them.

7The people of Ephraim will become like warriors.

Their hearts will be glad

as if they were drinking wine.

Their children will see it

and be filled with joy.

I will make their hearts glad.

8I will signal for my people to come,

and I will gather them in.

I will set them free.

There will be as many of them as before.

9I have scattered them among the nations.

But in lands far away they will remember me.

They and their children will be kept alive.

And they will return.

10I will bring them back from Egypt.

I will gather them from Assyria.

I will bring them to Gilead and Lebanon.

There will not be enough room for them.

11They will pass through a sea of trouble.

The stormy sea will calm down.

All the deep places in the Nile River will dry up.

Assyria’s pride will be brought down.

Egypt’s right to rule will disappear.

12I will make my people strong.

They will live in safety because of me,”

announces the Lord.