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。”

New Living Translation

Jeremiah 1

1These are the words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, one of the priests from the town of Anathoth in the land of Benjamin. The Lord first gave messages to Jeremiah during the thirteenth year of the reign of Josiah son of Amon, king of Judah.[a] The Lord’s messages continued throughout the reign of King Jehoiakim, Josiah’s son, until the eleventh year of the reign of King Zedekiah, another of Josiah’s sons. In August[b] of that eleventh year the people of Jerusalem were taken away as captives.

Jeremiah’s Call and First Visions

The Lord gave me this message:

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
    Before you were born I set you apart
    and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”

“O Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I can’t speak for you! I’m too young!”

The Lord replied, “Don’t say, ‘I’m too young,’ for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you. And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the Lord, have spoken!” Then the Lord reached out and touched my mouth and said,

“Look, I have put my words in your mouth!
10 Today I appoint you to stand up
    against nations and kingdoms.
Some you must uproot and tear down,
    destroy and overthrow.
Others you must build up
    and plant.”

11 Then the Lord said to me, “Look, Jeremiah! What do you see?”

And I replied, “I see a branch from an almond tree.”

12 And the Lord said, “That’s right, and it means that I am watching,[c] and I will certainly carry out all my plans.”

13 Then the Lord spoke to me again and asked, “What do you see now?”

And I replied, “I see a pot of boiling water, spilling from the north.”

14 “Yes,” the Lord said, “for terror from the north will boil out on the people of this land. 15 Listen! I am calling the armies of the kingdoms of the north to come to Jerusalem. I, the Lord, have spoken!

“They will set their thrones
    at the gates of the city.
They will attack its walls
    and all the other towns of Judah.
16 I will pronounce judgment
    on my people for all their evil—
for deserting me and burning incense to other gods.
    Yes, they worship idols made with their own hands!

17 “Get up and prepare for action.
    Go out and tell them everything I tell you to say.
Do not be afraid of them,
    or I will make you look foolish in front of them.
18 For see, today I have made you strong
    like a fortified city that cannot be captured,
    like an iron pillar or a bronze wall.
You will stand against the whole land—
    the kings, officials, priests, and people of Judah.
19 They will fight you, but they will fail.
    For I am with you, and I will take care of you.
    I, the Lord, have spoken!”

Notas al pie

  1. 1:2 The thirteenth year of Josiah’s reign was 627 B.c.
  2. 1:3 Hebrew In the fifth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. A number of events in Jeremiah can be cross-checked with dates in surviving Babylonian records and related accurately to our modern calendar. The fifth month in the eleventh year of Zedekiah’s reign occurred within the months of August and September 586 B.c. Also see 52:12 and the note there.
  3. 1:12 The Hebrew word for “watching” (shoqed) sounds like the word for “almond tree” (shaqed).