Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

耶利米书 35

顺服的利甲族和悖逆的犹大人

1犹大王约西亚的儿子约雅敬执政期间,耶和华对耶利米说: “你去利甲族那里,邀请他们到耶和华殿的一间厢房,给他们酒喝。” 于是,我将哈巴洗尼雅的孙子、雅利米雅的儿子雅撒尼亚,以及雅撒尼亚的弟兄和儿子等利甲全族的人, 领到耶和华的殿,进入上帝的仆人伊基大利之子哈难众儿子的房间。这房间靠近官长的房间,在殿门守卫沙龙的儿子玛西雅的房间上面。 我把盛满酒的杯和壶摆在利甲全族面前,请他们喝酒。 他们却说:“我们不喝酒,因为我们的祖先利甲的儿子约拿达曾吩咐我们和我们的子孙永远不可喝酒、 盖房、撒种、栽植葡萄或拥有葡萄园,一辈子都要住帐篷,以便在异乡长久居住。 我们遵守他的一切吩咐,我们和我们的妻子儿女从不喝酒, 不盖房,也没有葡萄园、田地和种子。 10 我们住帐篷,遵守我们祖先约拿达的一切吩咐。 11 但当巴比伦王尼布甲尼撒进攻这里的时候,我们决定来耶路撒冷躲避迦勒底和亚兰的军队。因此,我们现在住在耶路撒冷。”

12 耶和华对耶利米说: 13 “这是以色列的上帝——万军之耶和华的话,你去把我的话告诉犹大人和耶路撒冷的居民,‘耶和华说,你们要听从我的教导。 14 利甲的儿子约拿达吩咐他的子孙不可喝酒,他们直到现在都不喝酒。但我屡次告诫你们,你们却不听我的话。 15 我再三差遣我的仆人——众先知劝你们改邪归正,不要追随、祭拜别的神明,以便你们可以在我赐给你们和你们祖先的土地上安居乐业,你们却充耳不闻,毫不理会。 16 利甲的儿子约拿达的子孙尚且听从他们祖先的吩咐,你们却不听从我的话。 17 因此,以色列的上帝——万军之耶和华说,我要给犹大和耶路撒冷的居民降下我说过的灾祸。因为我对他们说话,他们不听;我呼唤他们,他们不理会。’”

18 然后,耶利米对利甲族人说:“以色列的上帝——万军之耶和华说,‘你们听从祖先利甲的儿子约拿达的吩咐,遵守他的一切命令, 19 因此,利甲的儿子约拿达的子孙必永远事奉我。这是以色列的上帝——万军之耶和华说的。’”

Amplified Bible

Jeremiah 35

The Rechabites’ Obedience

1The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah: “Go to the house of the [a]Rechabites and speak to them, and bring them into the house of the Lord, into one of the [side] chambers; then give them [who are pledged not to drink wine] some wine to drink.” So I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, the son of Habazziniah, and his brothers and all his sons and the whole house of the Rechabites, and I brought them into the house of the Lord, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan the son of Igdaliah, the man of God, which was near the chamber of the princes, above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum the doorkeeper. Then I set before the men of the house of the Rechabites pitchers full of wine, and cups, and I said to them, “Drink wine.” But they said, “We will not drink wine, for Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, commanded us: ‘You shall not drink wine, neither you nor your sons, forever. Nor shall you build a house or sow seed or plant a vineyard or own one; but you shall live in tents all your days, that you may live many days in the land where you are sojourners (temporary residents).’ We have obeyed the words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, in all our days we have never drunk wine, nor have our wives, our sons, or our daughters, nor have we built ourselves houses to live in; nor do we have vineyards or fields or seed. 10 We have lived only in tents, and have obeyed and done [everything] according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us. 11 But when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against the land, we said, ‘Come and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans [who rule Babylon] and for fear of the army of the Arameans.’ So we have lived in Jerusalem.”

Judah Rebuked

12 Then came the word of the Lord to Jeremiah, saying, 13 “Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, ‘Go and say to the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, “Will you not receive instruction by listening to My words and honoring them?” says the Lord. 14 “The command which Jonadab the son of Rechab gave to his sons not to drink wine has been observed [as a custom for more than two hundred years]. To this day they do not drink wine, for they have obeyed their father’s command. But I have repeatedly spoken to you, yet you have not listened to Me. 15 I have also sent to you all My servants the prophets, sending them repeatedly, saying, ‘Let every one of you turn now from his evil way and alter your behavior, and do not follow other gods to worship and serve them; and then you will live in the land which I have given to you and to your forefathers. But you have not submitted or listened to Me. 16 Indeed, the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have observed the command of their father which he gave them, but this people has not listened to Me.’”’ 17 Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, ‘Behold (hear this), I am bringing on Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the disaster that I have pronounced against them, because I have spoken to them, but they have not listened, and I have called to them, but they have not answered.’”

18 Then Jeremiah said to the house of the Rechabites, “Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, ‘Because you have obeyed the command of Jonadab your father and have kept all his commands and have done according to all that he commanded you, 19 therefore thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, “Jonadab the son of Rechab shall never fail to have a man (descendant) to stand before Me always.”’”

Notas al pie

  1. Jeremiah 35:2 A nomadic tribe that maintained an austere lifestyle. During Nebuchadnezzar’s invasion they were forced to settle in or near Jerusalem. They had an amicable relationship with the children of Israel.