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耶利米书 25

预言被掳七十年

1犹大王约西亚的儿子约雅敬执政第四年,即巴比伦王尼布甲尼撒元年,耶和华告诉了耶利米有关犹大百姓的事。 耶利米先知对犹大人和耶路撒冷的居民说: “从犹大王亚们的儿子约西亚执政第十三年,到今天已有二十三年。在这期间,我不断把耶和华对我说的话传给你们,你们却充耳不闻。 耶和华屡次差遣祂的仆人——众先知警告你们,你们却充耳不闻,毫不理会。 他们对你们说,‘要改邪归正,停止作恶,以便可以永远住在耶和华赐给你们和你们祖先的土地上。 不要随从、供奉、祭拜其他神明,不要制造神像惹耶和华发怒,免得祂惩罚你们。’” 耶和华说:“然而,你们不听我的话,制造神像惹我发怒,自招惩罚。”

因此,万军之耶和华说:“由于你们不遵行我的命令, 我要召集北方各族和我的仆人巴比伦王尼布甲尼撒,去攻击这片土地和其中的居民以及周围各国。我要彻底毁灭他们,使他们的下场很可怕、令人嗤笑、土地永远荒凉。这是耶和华说的。 10 我要使他们的欢乐声、新郎新娘的欢笑声、推磨声和灯光都消失。 11 整片土地要变得荒凉可怕,他们要臣服于巴比伦王七十年。 12 七十年后,我要报应巴比伦王和他国民迦勒底人的罪,使他们的土地永远荒凉。这是耶和华说的。 13 我借耶利米所说有关列国的预言都记在这书上了,我的话必应验在他们的土地上。 14 他们必受许多国家和强大君王的奴役,我要按他们的所作所为报应他们。”

上帝审判列国

15 以色列的上帝耶和华对我说:“你从我手中接过这盛满我烈怒的酒杯,到我差遣你去的国家给他们喝。 16 他们喝了这杯烈怒后必东倒西歪、行为疯狂,因为我要使战祸临到他们。” 17 于是,我从耶和华手中接过杯,奉祂的差遣到列国去给他们喝。 18 我给耶路撒冷和犹大的城邑,以及犹大的君王和官员喝这杯烈怒,使他们的城邑沦为废墟,令人惊惧,被嘲笑和咒诅,正如今日一样。 19 喝这杯烈怒的还有埃及王法老及其王公大臣和全体百姓, 20 他们当中所有的外族人,乌斯的众王和统治亚实基伦、迦萨、以革伦以及亚实突余民的非利士众王, 21 以东、摩押和亚扪人, 22 泰尔的众王、西顿的众王和海岛上的众王, 23 底但、提玛、布斯和所有剃鬓发的人, 24 阿拉伯的众王和荒野各族的诸王, 25 心利的众王、以拦的众王和玛代的众王, 26 北方诸王——无论远近、一个接一个,以及天下万国,最后是巴比伦王。 27 耶和华对我说:“你要告诉他们,以色列的上帝——万军之耶和华说,‘你们要喝这杯烈怒,喝得大醉、呕吐、倒地不起,因为我要使战争临到你们。’ 28 如果他们不肯从你手中接过杯来喝,你就告诉他们,万军之耶和华说,‘你们必须喝! 29 看啊,我已在属我的城中降下灾祸,难道你们可以逃脱惩罚吗?你们必逃不过惩罚,因为我要使战争临到天下万民。’这是万军之耶和华说的。 30 耶利米啊,你要告诉他们这些预言,

“‘耶和华要在高天怒吼,
从祂的圣所发出雷鸣;
祂要向祂的子民怒吼,
向地上的居民吶喊,
好像踩踏葡萄的人一样。
31 耶和华的声音传到地极,
因为祂要指控列国,审判万民,
使恶人丧身刀下。
这是耶和华说的。’”

32 万军之耶和华说:
“看啊,灾难正蔓延到列国,
有暴风从地极卷起。”

33 到那日,遍地都是被耶和华杀戮的人,无人哀悼、收殓和埋葬,他们好像地上的粪便。

34 你们这群牧人啊,要悲哀哭泣!
你们这群百姓的首领啊,
要在灰尘中伤心地打滚!
因为你们被宰杀、驱散的时候到了,
你们将像精美的器皿一样被摔得粉碎。
35 牧人必无路可逃,
百姓的首领必无处藏身。
36 听听牧人的哭喊,
百姓首领的哀号吧,
因为耶和华正在毁灭他们的家园。
37 因为耶和华的烈怒,
宁静的草场变得一片荒凉。
38 耶和华离开了祂的居所,
就像狮子离开了洞穴。
他们的土地因刀剑的蹂躏和耶和华的烈怒而一片荒凉。

King James Version

Jeremiah 25

1The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, that was the first year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon;

The which Jeremiah the prophet spake unto all the people of Judah, and to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying,

From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, even unto this day, that is the three and twentieth year, the word of the Lord hath come unto me, and I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye have not hearkened.

And the Lord hath sent unto you all his servants the prophets, rising early and sending them; but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear.

They said, Turn ye again now every one from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that the Lord hath given unto you and to your fathers for ever and ever:

And go not after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, and provoke me not to anger with the works of your hands; and I will do you no hurt.

Yet ye have not hearkened unto me, saith the Lord; that ye might provoke me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt.

Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; Because ye have not heard my words,

Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the Lord, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations.

10 Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle.

11 And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

12 And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the Lord, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations.

13 And I will bring upon that land all my words which I have pronounced against it, even all that is written in this book, which Jeremiah hath prophesied against all the nations.

14 For many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them also: and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the works of their own hands.

15 For thus saith the Lord God of Israel unto me; Take the wine cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it.

16 And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.

17 Then took I the cup at the Lord's hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the Lord had sent me:

18 To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make them a desolation, an astonishment, an hissing, and a curse; as it is this day;

19 Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and all his people;

20 And all the mingled people, and all the kings of the land of Uz, and all the kings of the land of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Azzah, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod,

21 Edom, and Moab, and the children of Ammon,

22 And all the kings of Tyrus, and all the kings of Zidon, and the kings of the isles which are beyond the sea,

23 Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all that are in the utmost corners,

24 And all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mingled people that dwell in the desert,

25 And all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of the Medes,

26 And all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another, and all the kingdoms of the world, which are upon the face of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them.

27 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Drink ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.

28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thine hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Ye shall certainly drink.

29 For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by my name, and should ye be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, saith the Lord of hosts.

30 Therefore prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto them, The Lord shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily roar upon his habitation; he shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.

31 A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the Lord hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the Lord.

32 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.

33 And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.

34 Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel.

35 And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape.

36 A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and an howling of the principal of the flock, shall be heard: for the Lord hath spoiled their pasture.

37 And the peaceable habitations are cut down because of the fierce anger of the Lord.

38 He hath forsaken his covert, as the lion: for their land is desolate because of the fierceness of the oppressor, and because of his fierce anger.