Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

耶利米书 1

1希勒迦的儿子耶利米是便雅悯境内亚拿突城的一位祭司,以下是他的话。 犹大王亚们的儿子约西亚执政第十三年,耶和华的话传给了耶利米。 从犹大王约西亚的儿子约雅敬开始执政,一直到约西亚的另一个儿子西底迦做犹大王的第十一年五月,就是耶路撒冷的居民被掳之日,耶和华的话常常传给耶利米。

耶利米蒙召

耶和华对我说:
“我还没有使你在母腹中成形,就认识你;
你还未出生,我已使你圣洁,
立你做万国的先知。”

我回答说:“主耶和华啊,我太年轻,不懂得怎样说话。” 耶和华却说:

“不要说你太年轻,
我派你去谁那里,
你就去谁那里;
我吩咐你说什么,
你就说什么。
谁也不要怕,
因为我与你同在,
我必拯救你。
这是耶和华说的。”

然后,耶和华伸手摸我的口,对我说:“看啊,我已把我的话放在你口中。 10 今日,我派你到列邦列国去拔掉、拆除、毁灭、推翻、建造和栽植。”

两个异象

11 耶和华又对我说:“耶利米,你看见什么?”我说:“我看见一根杏树枝。” 12 耶和华说:“不错。我必实现我说过的话。”

13 耶和华又对我说:“你看见什么?”我回答说:“我看见一锅煮沸的水,从北方倾倒下来。” 14 耶和华说:“不错。因为有灾祸要从北方降临到这地方的一切居民。 15 我要召来北方各国,他们要在耶路撒冷的城门自立王位,攻打耶路撒冷周围的城墙和犹大各城邑。这是耶和华说的。 16 我要审判他们,因为他们犯罪作恶,背弃我,给别的神明烧香,又跪拜自己制造的神像。 17 现在,你要做好准备,去把我吩咐你的话告诉他们。不要惧怕他们,不然我将使你在他们面前充满恐惧。 18 看啊,今天我已使你成为坚城、铁柱、铜墙,来对抗整个犹大,对抗犹大的君王、首领、祭司和境内的众民。 19 他们必攻击你,但绝不能胜过你,因为我与你同在,我必拯救你。这是耶和华说的。”

Amplified Bible

Jeremiah 1

Jeremiah’s Call and Commission

1The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, [one] of the priests who were in [a]Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, to whom the word of the Lord came during the thirteenth year (627 b.c.) of the reign of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah. It came [to Jeremiah] also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, [continuing] until the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah, king of Judah, [and continuing] until the exile of [the people of] Jerusalem in the fifth month (July-August, 586 b.c.).

Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying,


“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you [and approved of you as My chosen instrument],
And before you were born I consecrated you [to Myself as My own];
I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Then I said, “Ah, Lord God!
Behold, I do not know how to speak,
For I am [only] a young man.”

But the Lord said to me,
“Do not say, ‘I am [only] a young man,’
Because everywhere I send you, you shall go,
And whatever I command you, you shall speak.

“Do not be afraid of them [or their hostile faces],
For I am with you [always] to protect you and deliver you,” says the Lord.

Then the Lord stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me,

“Behold (hear Me), I have put My words in your mouth.
10 
“See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms,
To uproot and break down,
To destroy and to overthrow,
To build and to plant.”

The Almond Branch and Boiling Pot

11 The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see the branch of an [b]almond tree.” 12 Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am [actively] watching over My word to fulfill it.”

13 The word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying, “What do you see?” And I said, “I see a boiling pot, tilting away from the north [its mouth about to pour out on the south, on Judea].” 14 Then the Lord said to me, “Out of the north the evil [which the prophets foretold as the result of national sin] will reveal itself and spill out on all the people of the land. 15 For, behold, I will call all the tribes of the kingdoms of the north,” says the Lord; “and they will come and each one will set his throne at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all its surrounding walls, and against all the cities of Judah [as My judicial act, the consequence of Judah’s deliberate disobedience]. 16 I will speak My judgments against them for all the wickedness of those who have abandoned (rejected) Me, offered sacrifices or burned incense to other gods, and worshiped the [idolatrous] works of their own hands. 17 But you [Jeremiah], [c]gird up your loins [in preparation]! Get up and tell them all which I command you. Do not be distraught and break down at the sight of their [hostile] faces, or I will bewilder you before them and allow you to be overcome. 18 Now behold, I have made you today like a fortified city and like an iron pillar and like bronze walls against the whole land—against the [successive] kings of Judah, against its leaders, against its priests, and against the people of the land [giving you divine strength which no hostile power can overcome]. 19 They will fight against you, but they will not [ultimately] prevail over you, for I am with you [always] to protect you and deliver you,” says the Lord.

Notas al pie

  1. Jeremiah 1:1 Jeremiah’s hometown, two or three miles north of Jerusalem.
  2. Jeremiah 1:11 The almond tree was known as the “awake tree” because it was the first tree to bud in the new year (late January). It was the symbol of watchfulness.
  3. Jeremiah 1:17 Gird up your loins, a phrase often found in the Bible, may be an urgent call to get ready for immediate action, or it may be a call to prepare for a coming action or event. The phrase is related to the type of clothing worn in ancient times. To keep from impeding the wearer during any vigorous activity, e.g. battle, exercise, strenuous work, etc., the loose ends of a garment (tunic, cloaks, mantle, etc.) had to be gathered up and tucked into the girdle. The girdle was a band about six inches wide that had fasteners in front. It was worn around the loins (the midsection of the body between the lower ribs and the hips) and was normally made of leather.