Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

申命记 5

十诫

1摩西把所有的以色列人召来,对他们说:“以色列人啊,要留心听我今天对你们宣讲的律例和典章,要学习并谨慎遵行。 我们的上帝耶和华曾在何烈山与我们立约, 这约不是与我们祖先立的,乃是与我们今天还活着的人立的。 耶和华在山上的烈火中面对面跟你们说话。 那时,因为你们害怕那烈火,没有到山上去,我就站在耶和华和你们中间,把耶和华的话传给你们。耶和华说,

“‘我是你的上帝耶和华,曾把你领出埃及,使你不再受奴役。

“‘除我以外,你不可有别的神。

“‘不可为自己雕刻神像,不可仿照任何飞禽走兽或水族的样子造神像, 不可跪拜它们,也不可供奉它们,因为我——你的上帝耶和华痛恨不贞,我必追讨背弃我之人的罪,从父到子直到三四代。 10 但那些爱我、遵守我诫命的人,我必以慈爱待他们,直到千代。

11 “‘不可妄用你上帝耶和华的名,违者必被耶和华定罪。

12 “‘要遵照你的上帝耶和华的吩咐守安息日为圣日。 13 你一周可工作六天, 14 但第七天是你的上帝耶和华的安息日,你和儿女、仆婢、牛驴等牲畜以及你那里的外族人在这一天不可做任何工,好让仆婢和你一样得到休息。 15 要记住,你曾在埃及做奴隶,你的上帝耶和华伸出臂膀,用大能的手把你从那里领出来。因此,你的上帝耶和华吩咐你守安息日。

16 “‘要遵照你的上帝耶和华的吩咐孝敬父母,以便在你的上帝耶和华要赐给你的土地上享长寿,蒙祝福。

17 “‘不可杀人。

18 “‘不可通奸。

19 “‘不可偷盗。

20 “‘不可作伪证陷害人。

21 “‘不可贪恋别人的妻子,不可贪图别人的房屋、田地、仆婢、牛驴或其他任何物品。’

22 “这是耶和华在山上的烈火、乌云和幽暗中高声颁布给你们全体会众的诫命。此外,祂没有说别的。祂把这些话写在两块石版上交给我。 23 当时,山上燃烧着烈焰,你们听见声音从黑暗中传来。你们各支派的首领和长老都到我跟前, 24 说,‘看啊,我们的上帝耶和华向我们彰显了祂的荣耀和威严,我们听见了祂从火中发出的声音。今天我们已经看见,人听见上帝说话后还能活着。 25 但我们何必冒死,被这烈火吞噬呢?我们若再次听到我们的上帝耶和华的声音,必然丧命。 26 世上有谁像我们一样听见永活上帝从火中说话后还能活着呢? 27 你去听听我们上帝耶和华所说的话,然后回来告诉我们,我们必听从、遵行。’

28 “耶和华听见了你们的话,就对我说,‘我听见了众人对你说的话,他们所说的都对。 29 但愿他们常常敬畏我,遵从我的一切诫命,以便他们和他们的子孙世世代代可以蒙福。 30 你吩咐他们回到自己的帐篷, 31 然后你再回到我这里来,我要把所有的诫命、律例和典章都赐给你,你要把这些传授给众人,使他们可以在我要赐给他们的土地上遵行。’ 32 所以,你们要谨遵你们上帝耶和华的吩咐,不可偏离左右。 33 这样,你们便得享长寿,并且可以在你们将要占领的土地上兴盛。

The Message

Deuteronomy 5

Moses Teaches Israel on the Plains of Moab

1Moses called all Israel together. He said to them,

Attention, Israel. Listen obediently to the rules and regulations I am delivering to your listening ears today. Learn them. Live them.

2-5 God, our God, made a covenant with us at Horeb. God didn’t just make this covenant with our parents; he made it also with us, with all of us who are alive right now. God spoke to you personally out of the fire on the mountain. At the time I stood between God and you, to tell you what God said. You were afraid, remember, of the fire and wouldn’t climb the mountain. He said:

I am God, your God,

who brought you out of the land of Egypt,
out of a house of slaves.

No other gods, only me.

8-10 No carved gods of any size, shape, or form of anything whatever, whether of things that fly or walk or swim. Don’t bow down to them and don’t serve them because I am God, your God, and I’m a most jealous God. I hold parents responsible for any sins they pass on to their children to the third, and yes, even to the fourth generation. But I’m lovingly loyal to the thousands who love me and keep my commandments.

11 No using the name of God, your God, in curses or silly banter; God won’t put up with the irreverent use of his name.

12-15 No working on the Sabbath; keep it holy just as God, your God, commanded you. Work six days, doing everything you have to do, but the seventh day is a Sabbath, a Rest Day—no work: not you, your son, your daughter, your servant, your maid, your ox, your donkey (or any of your animals), and not even the foreigner visiting your town. That way your servants and maids will get the same rest as you. Don’t ever forget that you were slaves in Egypt and God, your God, got you out of there in a powerful show of strength. That’s why God, your God, commands you to observe the day of Sabbath rest.

16 Respect your father and mother—God, your God, commands it! You’ll have a long life; the land that God is giving you will treat you well.

17 No murder.

18 No adultery.

19 No stealing.

20 No lies about your neighbor.

21 No coveting your neighbor’s wife. And no lusting for his house, field, servant, maid, ox, or donkey either—nothing that belongs to your neighbor!

22 These are the words that God spoke to the whole congregation at the mountain. He spoke in a tremendous voice from the fire and cloud and dark mist. And that was it. No more words. Then he wrote them on two slabs of stone and gave them to me.

23-24 As it turned out, when you heard the Voice out of that dark cloud and saw the mountain on fire, you approached me, all the heads of your tribes and your leaders, and said,

24-26 “Our God has revealed to us his glory and greatness. We’ve heard him speak from the fire today! We’ve seen that God can speak to humans and they can still live. But why risk it further? This huge fire will devour us if we stay around any longer. If we hear God’s voice anymore, we’ll die for sure. Has anyone ever known of anyone who has heard the Voice of God the way we have and lived to tell the story?

27 “From now on, you go and listen to what God, our God, says and then tell us what God tells you. We’ll listen and we’ll do it.”

28-29 God heard what you said to me and told me, “I’ve heard what the people said to you. They’re right—good and true words. What I wouldn’t give if they’d always feel this way, continuing to revere me and always keep all my commands; they’d have a good life forever, they and their children!

30-31 “Go ahead and tell them to go home to their tents. But you, you stay here with me so I can tell you every commandment and all the rules and regulations that you must teach them so they’ll know how to live in the land that I’m giving them as their own.”

32-33 So be very careful to act exactly as God commands you. Don’t veer off to the right or the left. Walk straight down the road God commands so that you’ll have a good life and live a long time in the land that you’re about to possess.