Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

玛拉基书 3

1万军之耶和华说:“我要差遣我的使者为我开路。你们所寻求的主必突然来到祂的殿中。你们所期盼的那位立约的使者快要来了!” 然而,祂来临的日子,谁能承受得了呢?祂出现的时候,谁能站立得住呢?因为祂像炼金之火,又像漂白衣裳的碱。 祂要坐下来,像炼净银子的人那样洁净利未的子孙,像熬炼金银一样熬炼他们,使他们凭公义向耶和华献祭。 这样,犹大和耶路撒冷所献的祭物就会蒙耶和华悦纳,如同以往的日子、从前的岁月。

万军之耶和华说:“我要来到你们当中施行审判,速速作证指控那些行邪术的、通奸的、起假誓的、克扣工人薪水的、欺压寡妇孤儿的、冤枉异乡人的,以及不敬畏我的。

十分之一奉献

“我耶和华永恒不变,所以你们这些雅各的子孙才没有灭绝。” 万军之耶和华说:“从你们祖先开始,你们就常常偏离我的律例,不肯遵从。现在你们要转向我,我就转向你们。可是你们竟然说,‘我们怎么转向你呢?’ 人怎可抢夺上帝的东西呢?可是你们不但抢夺我的东西,还说,‘我们在何事上抢过你的东西呢?’

“你们在十分之一的奉献和其他供物上抢夺我的东西。 举国上下都是如此,所以你们必受咒诅。” 10 万军之耶和华说:“你们要把当纳的十分之一全部送到我的仓库,使我的殿中有粮。你们这样试试,看我会不会为你们打开天上的窗户,把祝福倾倒给你们,直到无处可容。” 11 万军之耶和华说:“我必为你们驱除害虫,不许它们毁坏你们地里的出产,你们田间的葡萄必不会未熟先落。” 12 万军之耶和华说:“万国必称你们为有福的,因为这地方必成为一片乐土。”

13 耶和华说:“你们出言毁谤我,还问,‘我们怎么毁谤你了?’ 14 你们说,‘事奉上帝是虚空的。遵从上帝的吩咐,在万军之耶和华面前痛悔有什么益处? 15 如今我们称狂傲的人有福,因为作恶的人凡事顺利,他们虽然试探上帝,却仍能逃过灾祸。’”

16 那时,敬畏耶和华的彼此交谈,耶和华必留心倾听,祂面前的纪念册上记录着敬畏祂和尊崇祂名的人。 17 万军之耶和华说:“到我所定的日子,他们必成为我宝贵的产业,我要怜悯他们,如同父亲怜悯他的孝顺儿子。 18 那时,你们将再度看出义人与恶人之间的区别,事奉上帝者和不事奉上帝者之间的不同。

New Living Translation

Malachi 3

The Coming Day of Judgment

1“Look! I am sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Then the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his Temple. The messenger of the covenant, whom you look for so eagerly, is surely coming,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

“But who will be able to endure it when he comes? Who will be able to stand and face him when he appears? For he will be like a blazing fire that refines metal, or like a strong soap that bleaches clothes. He will sit like a refiner of silver, burning away the dross. He will purify the Levites, refining them like gold and silver, so that they may once again offer acceptable sacrifices to the Lord. Then once more the Lord will accept the offerings brought to him by the people of Judah and Jerusalem, as he did in the past.

“At that time I will put you on trial. I am eager to witness against all sorcerers and adulterers and liars. I will speak against those who cheat employees of their wages, who oppress widows and orphans, or who deprive the foreigners living among you of justice, for these people do not fear me,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

A Call to Repentance

“I am the Lord, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed. Ever since the days of your ancestors, you have scorned my decrees and failed to obey them. Now return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

“But you ask, ‘How can we return when we have never gone away?’

“Should people cheat God? Yet you have cheated me!

“But you ask, ‘What do you mean? When did we ever cheat you?’

“You have cheated me of the tithes and offerings due to me. You are under a curse, for your whole nation has been cheating me. 10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test! 11 Your crops will be abundant, for I will guard them from insects and disease.[a] Your grapes will not fall from the vine before they are ripe,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. 12 “Then all nations will call you blessed, for your land will be such a delight,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

13 “You have said terrible things about me,” says the Lord.

“But you say, ‘What do you mean? What have we said against you?’

14 “You have said, ‘What’s the use of serving God? What have we gained by obeying his commands or by trying to show the Lord of Heaven’s Armies that we are sorry for our sins? 15 From now on we will call the arrogant blessed. For those who do evil get rich, and those who dare God to punish them suffer no harm.’”

The Lord’s Promise of Mercy

16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke with each other, and the Lord listened to what they said. In his presence, a scroll of remembrance was written to record the names of those who feared him and always thought about the honor of his name.

17 “They will be my people,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “On the day when I act in judgment, they will be my own special treasure. I will spare them as a father spares an obedient child. 18 Then you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.”

Notas al pie

  1. 3:11 Hebrew from the devourer.