Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

耶利米书 8

1耶和华说:“那时,犹大王、首领、祭司、先知及耶路撒冷居民的骸骨都要从坟墓中被挖出来, 抛散在他们昔日恋慕、供奉、追随、求问、祭拜的日月星辰之下,无人收殓和埋葬,他们好像地上的粪便。 我要把这邪恶民族的余民流放异地,他们在那里必痛不欲生。这是万军之耶和华说的。”

耶和华吩咐我对犹大人说:
“人跌倒后难道不站起来吗?
人走错了路难道不回头吗?
为什么耶路撒冷的居民一味地背叛我?
他们诡诈成性,不肯回头。
我仔细听,没有人说实话,
没有人为自己的恶行后悔,说,
‘我做了可怕的事!’
人人一意孤行,
像战马直奔战场。
天空的鹳鸟尚且知道来去的季节,
斑鸠、燕子和白鹤也遵守迁徙的时间,
但我的子民却不认识耶和华的法则。

“你们怎能说,‘我们有智慧,
因为我们有耶和华的律法’?
事实上,律法教师撒谎的笔把律法篡改了。
智者必蒙羞辱,受惊吓,
被捉拿。
看啊,他们既弃掉耶和华的话,
哪里还有智慧可言呢?
10 因此,我要把他们的妻子和田地交给别人,
因为他们无论贵贱,
个个贪图不义之财;
无论是先知还是祭司,
都行为诡诈。
11 他们敷衍了事地医治我子民的伤痛,说,
‘没事了,没事了!’
其实情况很糟。
12 他们做可憎的事会羞愧吗?
不!他们不知廉耻,
毫不脸红。
因此,他们要与其他人一样灭亡,
死在我的惩罚下。
这是耶和华说的。
13 我要彻底灭绝他们。
葡萄树必没有葡萄,
无花果树必没有果子,
树叶也要枯干,
我所赐给他们的都要被夺走。
这是耶和华说的。”

14 他们说:“我们为什么还坐在这里?
大家一起进入坚城,死在那里吧!
我们的上帝耶和华要毁灭我们,
给我们毒药喝,
因为我们得罪了祂。
15 我们期待平安,
却没有平安;
渴望得到医治,
却饱受惊吓。

16 “从但传来敌人战马的嘶鸣,
声音震动大地。
他们要来吞灭我们的土地和作物、城邑和居民。

17 “看啊,我要派毒蛇去咬你们,
法术无法制服它们。”
这是耶和华说的。
18 我有无限忧愁,伤心欲绝。
19 听啊!远处传来我同胞的哀鸣:
“难道耶和华不在锡安了吗?
难道她的王不在她那里了吗?”
耶和华说:“他们为什么供奉雕刻的神像和外族无用的偶像,惹我发怒?”
20 他们说:“麦收已完,
夏季已过,
但我们还未得救。”
21 同胞的创伤令我伤心欲绝,
痛苦万分,
惊慌失措。
22 难道基列没有药物、
没有医生吗?
为什么我同胞的创伤至今未愈?

King James Version

Jeremiah 8

1At that time, saith the Lord, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of his princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves:

And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth.

And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith the Lord of hosts.

Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?

Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle.

Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the Lord.

How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain.

The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the Lord; and what wisdom is in them?

10 Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.

11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

12 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.

13 I will surely consume them, saith the Lord: there shall be no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and the leaf shall fade; and the things that I have given them shall pass away from them.

14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defenced cities, and let us be silent there: for the Lord our God hath put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against the Lord.

15 We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!

16 The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they are come, and have devoured the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those that dwell therein.

17 For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the Lord.

18 When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.

19 Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the Lord in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities?

20 The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.

21 For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me.

22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?