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耶利米书 46

关于埃及的预言

1耶和华把有关列国的事告诉了耶利米先知。 犹大王约西亚的儿子约雅敬执政第四年,埃及王法老尼哥的军队在幼发拉底河边的迦基米施被巴比伦王尼布甲尼撒击败。论到埃及,耶和华说:

“要预备大小盾牌,
冲向战场。
要套好战车,
骑上战马,
擦亮矛枪,
顶盔贯甲。
可是,我看见的是什么呢?
他们惊慌后退,
勇士败逃,不敢回头,
惊恐不安。
这是耶和华说的。
善跑者跑不掉,
强壮者逃不了,
他们扑倒在北面的幼发拉底河边。

“那如尼罗河涨溢,
如江水奔腾的是谁呢?
埃及如尼罗河涨溢,
如江水奔腾。
她说,‘我要涨溢,淹没大地,
毁灭城邑和其中的居民。’
战马奔驰吧!
战车疾驶吧!
勇士啊,就是那些手拿盾牌的古实人和弗人以及箭法娴熟的吕底亚人啊,出战吧!
10 因为这是主——万军之耶和华向敌人报仇的日子。
刀剑必吞噬他们,
痛饮他们的血,
因为要在北方的幼发拉底河边向主——万军之耶和华献祭。
11 埃及人啊,
去基列取乳香吧!
然而,再多的良药也无法医治你们。
12 你们的耻辱传遍列国,
你们的哀哭响彻大地,
你们的勇士彼此碰撞,
倒在一起。”

13 论到巴比伦王尼布甲尼撒要来攻打埃及的事,耶和华对耶利米先知说:

14 “你要在埃及宣布,在密夺、挪弗和答比匿宣告,
‘你们要准备战斗,
因为刀剑要吞噬你们周围的人。’
15 你们的勇士为何扑倒?
他们无法坚立,
因为耶和华击倒了他们,
16 使他们跌跌绊绊,纷纷倒下。
他们说,‘起来,我们回到同胞那里,回到故乡吧,
好躲避敌人的刀剑。’
17 他们在那里喊叫,
‘埃及王法老只会虚张声势,
他已错失良机。’”

18 名叫万军之耶和华的王说:
“我凭我的永恒起誓,
将有一位要来,
他的气势如群山中的他泊山,
又像海边的迦密山。
19 住在埃及的子民啊,
收拾行装准备流亡吧!
因为挪弗必被烧毁,
沦为废墟,杳无人迹。

20 “埃及像头肥美的母牛犊,
但从北方却来了牛虻。
21 埃及的佣兵好像肥牛犊,
都转身逃之夭夭,无力抵挡,
因为他们遭难、受罚的日子到了。

22 “敌军进攻的时候,
埃及必像蛇一样嘶嘶地溜走。
敌军必拿着斧头蜂拥而来,
像樵夫砍树一样攻击他们。
23 埃及的人口虽然稠密如林,
敌军必像无数的蝗虫一样扫平他们。
这是耶和华说的。
24 埃及人必蒙羞,
落在北方人的手中。”

25 以色列的上帝——万军之耶和华说:“看啊,我要惩罚提比斯的神明亚扪和埃及的其他神明、法老、首领以及依靠法老的人。 26 我要把他们交在想杀他们的巴比伦王尼布甲尼撒及其官长手中。然而,日后埃及必再有人居住,如往日一样。这是耶和华说的。

27 “我的仆人雅各啊,不要害怕!
以色列人啊,不要惊慌!
因为我要从远方把你们救回来,
使你们从流亡之地归回。
你们必重返家园,安享太平,
无人搅扰。
28 我的仆人雅各啊,不要害怕,
因为我与你同在。
我曾使你流亡到列国,
我必彻底毁灭列国,
但不会彻底毁灭你,
也不会饶过你,
我必公正地惩治你。
这是耶和华说的。”

New American Standard Bible

Jeremiah 46

Defeat of Pharaoh Foretold

1That which came as the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the nations.

To Egypt, concerning the army of Pharaoh Neco king of Egypt, which was by the Euphrates River at Carchemish, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah:

“Line up the shield and [a]buckler,
And draw near for the battle!
“Harness the horses,
And [b]mount the steeds,
And take your stand with helmets on!
Polish the spears,
Put on the scale-armor!
“Why have I seen it?
They are terrified,
They are drawing back,
And their mighty men are defeated
And have taken refuge in flight,
Without facing back;
[c]Terror is on every side!”
Declares the Lord.
Let not the swift man flee,
Nor the mighty man escape;
In the north beside the river Euphrates
They have stumbled and fallen.
Who is this that rises like the Nile,
Like the rivers whose waters surge about?
Egypt rises like the Nile,
Even like the rivers whose waters surge about;
And He has said, “I will rise and cover that land;
I will surely destroy the city and its inhabitants.”
Go up, you horses, and [d]drive madly, you chariots,
That the mighty men may [e]march forward:
Ethiopia and [f]Put, that handle the shield,
And the [g]Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.
10 For that day belongs to the Lord [h]God of hosts,
A day of vengeance, so as to avenge Himself on His foes;
And the sword will devour and be satiated
And [i]drink its fill of their blood;
For there will be a slaughter for the Lord [j]God of hosts,
In the land of the north by the river Euphrates.
11 Go up to Gilead and obtain balm,
O virgin daughter of Egypt!
In vain have you multiplied [k]remedies;
There is no healing for you.
12 The nations have heard of your shame,
And the earth is full of your cry of distress;
For one warrior has stumbled over [l]another,
And both of them have fallen down together.

13 This is the [m]message which the Lord spoke to Jeremiah the prophet about the coming of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to smite the land of Egypt:

14 “Declare in Egypt and proclaim in Migdol,
Proclaim also in Memphis and Tahpanhes;
Say, ‘Take your stand and get yourself ready,
For the sword has devoured those around you.’
15 “Why have your mighty ones become prostrate?
They do not stand because the Lord has thrust them down.
16 “They have repeatedly stumbled;
Indeed, they have fallen one against another.
Then they said, ‘Get up! And let us go back
To our own people and our native land
Away from the [n]sword of the oppressor.’
17 [o]They cried there, ‘Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a big noise;
He has let the appointed time pass by!’
18 “As I live,” declares the King
Whose name is the Lord of hosts,
“Surely one shall come who looms up like Tabor among the mountains,
Or like Carmel by the sea.
19 “Make your baggage ready for exile,
O daughter dwelling in Egypt,
For Memphis will become a desolation;
It will even be burned down and [p]bereft of inhabitants.
20 “Egypt is a pretty heifer,
But a [q]horsefly is coming from the north—it is coming!
21 “Also her mercenaries in her midst
Are like [r]fattened calves,
For even they too have turned back and have fled away together;
They did not stand their ground.
For the day of their calamity has come upon them,
The time of their punishment.
22 “Its sound moves along like a serpent;
For they move on [s]like an army
And come to her as woodcutters with axes.
23 “They have cut down her forest,” declares the Lord;
“Surely it will no more be found,
Even though [t]they are now more numerous than locusts
And are without number.
24 “The daughter of Egypt has been put to shame,
Given over to the [u]power of the people of the north.”

25 The Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, says, “Behold, I am going to punish Amon of Thebes, and Pharaoh, and Egypt along with her gods and her kings, even Pharaoh and those who trust in him. 26 I shall give them over to the [v]power of those who are seeking their lives, even into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and into the hand of his [w]officers. Afterwards, however, it will be inhabited as in the days of old,” declares the Lord.

27 “But as for you, O Jacob My servant, do not fear,
Nor be dismayed, O Israel!
For, see, I am going to save you from afar,
And your descendants from the land of their captivity;
And Jacob will return and be undisturbed
And secure, with no one making him tremble.
28 “O Jacob My servant, do not fear,” declares the Lord,
“For I am with you.
For I will make a full end of all the nations
Where I have driven you,
Yet I will not make a full end of you;
But I will correct you properly
And by no means leave you unpunished.”

Notas al pie

  1. Jeremiah 46:3 I.e. small shield
  2. Jeremiah 46:4 Or go up, you horsemen
  3. Jeremiah 46:5 Heb Magor-missabib; i.e. Terror is on every side
  4. Jeremiah 46:9 Lit act like madmen
  5. Jeremiah 46:9 Lit go forth
  6. Jeremiah 46:9 I.e. Libya (or Somaliland)
  7. Jeremiah 46:9 Heb Ludim
  8. Jeremiah 46:10 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  9. Jeremiah 46:10 Lit be saturated with
  10. Jeremiah 46:10 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  11. Jeremiah 46:11 Lit healings
  12. Jeremiah 46:12 Lit warrior
  13. Jeremiah 46:13 Lit word
  14. Jeremiah 46:16 Lit oppressing sword
  15. Jeremiah 46:17 Some ancient versions read Call the name of Pharaoh a big noise
  16. Jeremiah 46:19 Lit without
  17. Jeremiah 46:20 Or possibly mosquito
  18. Jeremiah 46:21 Lit of the stall
  19. Jeremiah 46:22 Or in force
  20. Jeremiah 46:23 I.e. trees of the forest, the Egyptians
  21. Jeremiah 46:24 Lit hand
  22. Jeremiah 46:26 Lit hand
  23. Jeremiah 46:26 Lit servants