Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

西番雅书 1

1犹大王亚们的儿子约西亚执政期间,耶和华对希西迦的玄孙、亚玛利亚的曾孙、基大利的孙子、古示的儿子西番雅说:

耶和华审判的日子

“我必毁灭地上的一切。
这是耶和华说的。
我必毁灭人类、兽类、
天上的鸟和海里的鱼。
我必使恶人倒毙,
我必铲除地上的人类。
这是耶和华说的。

“我必伸手攻击犹大,
以及所有住在耶路撒冷的人,
铲除巴力的余迹及拜偶像之祭司的名号。
我必铲除那些在屋顶祭拜天上万象的人,
铲除敬拜我、凭我起誓又凭米勒公起誓的人,
铲除离弃我、不寻求我、不求问我的人。”

要在主耶和华面前肃静,
因为耶和华的日子近了。
耶和华已准备好祭物,
洁净了祂邀请的人。
耶和华说:“在我献祭的日子,
我必惩罚首领和王子,
以及所有穿外族服装的人。
到那日,我必惩罚所有跳过门槛[a]
使主人的家充满暴力和欺诈的人。
10 到那日,鱼门必传出哭喊声,
新区必响起哀号声,
山陵必发出崩裂的巨响。
这是耶和华说的。
11 市场区的居民啊,哀哭吧!
因为所有的商人必灭亡,
所有做买卖的必被铲除。
12 那时,我必提着灯巡查耶路撒冷,
惩罚那些安于罪中的人。
他们心想,‘耶和华不赐福也不降祸。’
13 他们的财物必遭抢掠,
家园必沦为废墟。
他们建造房屋,却不能住在里面;
栽种葡萄园,却喝不到葡萄酒。

14 “耶和华的大日子近了,
近了,很快就到了。
那将是痛苦的日子,
勇士也必凄声哀号。
15 那是降烈怒的日子,
是困苦艰难的日子,
是摧残毁坏的日子,
是黑暗幽冥的日子,
是阴霾密布的日子,
16 是吹号呐喊、
攻打坚城高垒的日子。

17 “我要使人们灾难临头,
以致他们行路像瞎子,
因为他们得罪了我。
他们的血必被倒出,如同灰尘;
他们的尸体必被丢弃,如同粪便。
18 在耶和华发怒的日子,
他们的金银救不了他们。
祂的怒火必吞噬大地,
祂必骤然毁灭一切世人。”

Notas al pie

  1. 1:9 跳过门槛……的人”指祭拜偶像的人,参见撒母耳记上5:5

New Living Translation

Zephaniah 1

1The Lord gave this message to Zephaniah when Josiah son of Amon was king of Judah. Zephaniah was the son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah.

Coming Judgment against Judah

“I will sweep away everything
    from the face of the earth,” says the Lord.
“I will sweep away people and animals alike.
    I will sweep away the birds of the sky and the fish in the sea.
I will reduce the wicked to heaps of rubble,[a]
    and I will wipe humanity from the face of the earth,” says the Lord.
“I will crush Judah and Jerusalem with my fist
    and destroy every last trace of their Baal worship.
I will put an end to all the idolatrous priests,
    so that even the memory of them will disappear.
For they go up to their roofs
    and bow down to the sun, moon, and stars.
They claim to follow the Lord,
    but then they worship Molech,[b] too.
And I will destroy those who used to worship me
    but now no longer do.
They no longer ask for the Lord’s guidance
    or seek my blessings.”

Stand in silence in the presence of the Sovereign Lord,
    for the awesome day of the Lord’s judgment is near.
The Lord has prepared his people for a great slaughter
    and has chosen their executioners.[c]
“On that day of judgment,”
    says the Lord,
“I will punish the leaders and princes of Judah
    and all those following pagan customs.
Yes, I will punish those who participate in pagan worship ceremonies,
    and those who fill their masters’ houses with violence and deceit.

10 “On that day,” says the Lord,
    “a cry of alarm will come from the Fish Gate
and echo throughout the New Quarter of the city.[d]
    And a great crash will sound from the hills.
11 Wail in sorrow, all you who live in the market area,[e]
    for all the merchants and traders will be destroyed.

12 “I will search with lanterns in Jerusalem’s darkest corners
    to punish those who sit complacent in their sins.
They think the Lord will do nothing to them,
    either good or bad.
13 So their property will be plundered,
    their homes will be ransacked.
They will build new homes
    but never live in them.
They will plant vineyards
    but never drink wine from them.

14 “That terrible day of the Lord is near.
    Swiftly it comes—
a day of bitter tears,
    a day when even strong men will cry out.
15 It will be a day when the Lord’s anger is poured out—
    a day of terrible distress and anguish,
a day of ruin and desolation,
    a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and blackness,
16     a day of trumpet calls and battle cries.
Down go the walled cities
    and the strongest battlements!

17 “Because you have sinned against the Lord,
    I will make you grope around like the blind.
Your blood will be poured into the dust,
    and your bodies will lie rotting on the ground.”

18 Your silver and gold will not save you
    on that day of the Lord’s anger.
For the whole land will be devoured
    by the fire of his jealousy.
He will make a terrifying end
    of all the people on earth.[f]

Notas al pie

  1. 1:3 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
  2. 1:5 Hebrew Malcam, a variant spelling of Molech; or it could possibly mean their king.
  3. 1:7 Hebrew has prepared a sacrifice and sanctified his guests.
  4. 1:10 Or the Second Quarter, a newer section of Jerusalem. Hebrew reads the Mishneh.
  5. 1:11 Or in the valley, a lower section of Jerusalem. Hebrew reads the Maktesh.
  6. 1:18 Or the people living in the land.