Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

申命记 30

归向耶和华必蒙福

1“当我向你们陈明的这些祝福和咒诅都应验在你们身上时,如果你们在你们的上帝耶和华驱逐你们去的各国中回想这些话, 归向你们的上帝耶和华,你们及子孙照我今天的吩咐全心全意地听从祂的话, 祂必改变你们被掳的境遇,怜悯你们,把你们从祂驱逐你们去的列国招聚回来。 即使你们被驱逐到天涯,你们的上帝耶和华也会把你们带回来, 带到你们祖先的土地上,使你们拥有那片土地,比你们祖先更加人丁兴旺、繁荣昌盛。 你们的上帝耶和华要洁净你们和你们子孙的心,好让你们全心全意地爱祂,并且存活。 你们的上帝耶和华要把所有的咒诅加在你们的仇敌及憎恶你们、迫害你们的人身上。 你们必再次听从耶和华,遵行今天祂借我吩咐你们的一切诫命。 9-10 倘若你们听从你们的上帝耶和华的话,遵守这律法书上的诫命和律例,全心全意地归向祂,祂必使你们凡事蒙福、儿女众多、牛羊成群、五谷丰登。因为祂必乐意再次赐福你们,像从前赐福你们祖先一样。

生死抉择

11 “我今天颁布给你们的诫命,对你们来说不难遵行,也非遥不可及。 12 这诫命并非在天上,以致你们说,‘谁替我们上天取下来,讲给我们听,让我们遵行呢?’ 13 这诫命也不在海的彼岸,以致你们说,‘谁替我们过海取来,讲给我们听,好让我们遵行呢?’ 14 这诫命近在咫尺,就在你口里,在你心中,好让你们遵行。

15 “看啊,今天我把生死祸福摆在你们面前。 16 我今天吩咐你们要爱你们的上帝耶和华,遵行祂的旨意,遵守祂的诫命、律例和典章,以便你们可以存活,人口兴旺,在你们将要占领的土地上蒙祂赐福。 17 但倘若你们心中偏离,不肯听从,被引诱去祭拜、供奉别的神明, 18 我今天警告你们,你们必定灭亡,在约旦河对岸——你们将要占领的土地上无法长久。 19 今天,我叫天地为你们作证,我已把生死祸福摆在你们面前。选择生命吧,以便你们及子孙可以存活。 20 要爱你们的上帝耶和华,听从祂的话,倚靠祂,因为祂是你们的生命,祂必使你们长久住在祂起誓赐给你们祖先亚伯拉罕、以撒和雅各的土地上。”

New International Reader's Version

Deuteronomy 30

The Lord Will Bless His People

1I have told you about all these blessings and curses. The Lord your God will bring them on you. Then you will think carefully about the blessings and curses. You will think about them everywhere the Lord your God scatters you among the nations. You and your children will return to the Lord your God. You will obey him with all your heart and with all your soul. That will be according to everything I’m commanding you today. When all that happens, the Lord your God will bless you with great success again. He will be very kind to you. He’ll bring you back from all the nations where he scattered you. Suppose you have been forced to go away to the farthest land on earth. The Lord your God will bring you back even from there. He will bring you to the land that belonged to your people of long ago. You will take it over. He’ll make you better off than your people were. He’ll cause there to be more of you than there were of them. The Lord your God will keep you from being stubborn. He’ll do the same thing for your children and their children. Then you will love him with all your heart and with all your soul. And you will live. The Lord your God will put all these curses on your enemies. They hated you and hunted you down. You will obey the Lord again. You will obey all his commands that I’m giving you today. Then the Lord your God will give you great success in everything you do. You will have many children. Your livestock will have many little ones. Your crops will do very well. The Lord will take delight in you again. He’ll give you success. That’s what he did for your people of long ago. 10 But you must obey the Lord your God. You must keep his commands and rules. They are written in this Book of the Law. You must turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Choose Life, Not Death

11 What I’m commanding you today is not too hard for you. It isn’t beyond your reach. 12 It isn’t up in heaven. So you don’t have to ask, “Who will go up into heaven to get it? Who will announce it to us so we can obey it?” 13 And it isn’t beyond the ocean. So you don’t have to ask, “Who will go across the ocean to get it? Who will announce it to us so we can obey it?” 14 No, the message isn’t far away at all. In fact, it’s really near you. It’s in your mouth and in your heart so that you can obey it.

15 Today I’m giving you a choice. You can have life and success. Or you can have death and harm. 16 I’m commanding you today to love the Lord your God. I’m commanding you to live exactly as he wants you to live. You must obey his commands, rules and laws. Then you will live. There will be many of you. The Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to take as your own.

17 Don’t let your hearts turn away from the Lord. Instead, obey him. Don’t let yourselves be drawn away to other gods. And don’t bow down to them and worship them. 18 If you do, I announce to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You are about to go across the Jordan River and take over the land. But you won’t live there very long.

19 I’m calling for the heavens and the earth to be witnesses against you this very day. I’m offering you the choice of life or death. You can choose either blessings or curses. But I want you to choose life. Then you and your children will live. 20 And you will love the Lord your God. You will obey him. You will remain true to him. The Lord is your very life. He will give you many years in the land. He promised to give that land to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.