Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

耶利米书 42

耶利米警告犹大人勿去埃及

1加利亚的儿子约哈难、何沙雅的儿子耶撒尼亚和其他将领及各阶层的民众前来, 对耶利米先知说:“求你答应我们的恳求,为我们这些余民向我们的上帝耶和华祈求。你也看见了,我们本来人数众多,现在却寥寥无几。 愿你的上帝耶和华指示我们该去哪里,该做什么。” 耶利米先知说:“好。我必照你们说的向你们的上帝耶和华祈求,并把祂的话毫不隐瞒地告诉你们。” 他们说:“倘若我们不照你的上帝耶和华说的去做,愿诚实可靠的耶和华作证指控我们! 不论我们的上帝耶和华说什么,我们都愿意听从。我们若听祂的话,就必亨通。”

十天之后,耶和华的话传给了耶利米。 耶利米便召集加利亚的儿子约哈难和众将领及各阶层的民众, 对他们说:“你们让我向以色列的上帝耶和华祈求,耶和华这样说, 10 ‘如果你们留在这地方,我必扶持你们,决不毁灭你们;我必栽培你们,决不铲除你们。因为我为降在你们身上的灾祸而难过。 11 不要惧怕巴比伦王,不要怕他,因为我必与你们同在,拯救你们脱离他的权势。这是耶和华说的。 12 我必怜悯你们,也要让他怜悯你们,使你们重归故土。’ 13 然而,如果你们不听你们的上帝耶和华的话,不留在这地方, 14 非要去埃及住,以为那里没有战争,听不见号角声,也不会忍饥挨饿, 15 那么,你们这些犹大的余民就要听听耶和华的话。以色列的上帝——万军之耶和华说,‘如果你们决意去埃及住, 16 你们所害怕的战争和饥荒必紧紧地跟着你们。你们必死在埃及。 17 凡决意去埃及住的人必要死于战争、饥荒和瘟疫,无人能逃脱我降的灾祸。’

18 “以色列的上帝——万军之耶和华说,‘我曾把烈怒倾倒在耶路撒冷人身上,如果你们去埃及,我也要把我的怒气倾倒在你们身上。你们的下场将很可怕,被人责骂、咒诅和羞辱,再也见不到故土。’ 19 犹大的余民啊,耶和华已告诉你们不要去埃及。别忘了我今日给你们的警告, 20 你们是在自欺,因为原是你们请我去向我们的上帝耶和华祈求,让我毫不隐瞒地把祂的话告诉你们,你们也答应遵行。 21 今日,我把你们上帝耶和华的话告诉了你们,你们却不听从。 22 因此,你们要清楚知道,你们如果决意去埃及住,必死于战争、饥荒和瘟疫。”

King James Version

Jeremiah 42

1Then all the captains of the forces, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Jezaniah the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least even unto the greatest, came near,

And said unto Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we beseech thee, our supplication be accepted before thee, and pray for us unto the Lord thy God, even for all this remnant; (for we are left but a few of many, as thine eyes do behold us:)

That the Lord thy God may shew us the way wherein we may walk, and the thing that we may do.

Then Jeremiah the prophet said unto them, I have heard you; behold, I will pray unto the Lord your God according to your words; and it shall come to pass, that whatsoever thing the Lord shall answer you, I will declare it unto you; I will keep nothing back from you.

Then they said to Jeremiah, The Lord be a true and faithful witness between us, if we do not even according to all things for the which the Lord thy God shall send thee to us.

Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of the Lord our God, to whom we send thee; that it may be well with us, when we obey the voice of the Lord our God.

And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah.

Then called he Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces which were with him, and all the people from the least even to the greatest,

And said unto them, Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, unto whom ye sent me to present your supplication before him;

10 If ye will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not pull you down, and I will plant you, and not pluck you up: for I repent me of the evil that I have done unto you.

11 Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom ye are afraid; be not afraid of him, saith the Lord: for I am with you to save you, and to deliver you from his hand.

12 And I will shew mercies unto you, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.

13 But if ye say, We will not dwell in this land, neither obey the voice of the Lord your God,

14 Saying, No; but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor have hunger of bread; and there will we dwell:

15 And now therefore hear the word of the Lord, ye remnant of Judah; Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; If ye wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there;

16 Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, which ye feared, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine, whereof ye were afraid, shall follow close after you there in Egypt; and there ye shall die.

17 So shall it be with all the men that set their faces to go into Egypt to sojourn there; they shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence: and none of them shall remain or escape from the evil that I will bring upon them.

18 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; As mine anger and my fury hath been poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem; so shall my fury be poured forth upon you, when ye shall enter into Egypt: and ye shall be an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach; and ye shall see this place no more.

19 The Lord hath said concerning you, O ye remnant of Judah; Go ye not into Egypt: know certainly that I have admonished you this day.

20 For ye dissembled in your hearts, when ye sent me unto the Lord your God, saying, Pray for us unto the Lord our God; and according unto all that the Lord our God shall say, so declare unto us, and we will do it.

21 And now I have this day declared it to you; but ye have not obeyed the voice of the Lord your God, nor any thing for the which he hath sent me unto you.

22 Now therefore know certainly that ye shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, in the place whither ye desire to go and to sojourn.