Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

那鸿书 1

1以下是关于尼尼微的预言,是伊勒歌斯人那鸿的启示书。

耶和华向尼尼微发怒

耶和华是痛恨不贞、施行报应的上帝。
耶和华施行报应,充满烈怒。
耶和华报应祂的仇敌,向他们发烈怒。
耶和华不轻易发怒,有伟大的能力。
耶和华断不以有罪的为无罪。
祂行走在旋风和暴风中,
云彩是祂脚下的尘土。
祂斥责大海,使大海干涸;
祂使一切河流枯竭。
巴珊和迦密的草木凋零,
黎巴嫩的鲜花衰残。
在祂面前,群山震动,丘陵消融。
在祂面前,大地隆起,
世界和世上的一切都战栗。
祂发怒,谁能站立?
祂发烈怒,谁能承受?
祂的愤怒如火焰喷涌而出,
磐石在祂面前崩裂。
耶和华是良善的,
是人患难时的避难所;
祂看顾那些信靠祂的人。
祂必用滔滔洪水灭绝祂的敌人,
把他们驱逐到黑暗中。

尼尼微人啊,
你们为何图谋抵挡耶和华?
祂要彻底毁灭你们,
无需击打两次。
10 你们像纠结的荆棘,
又像酩酊大醉的人,
要如干秸被火烧尽。
11 你们当中有一个人,
一个邪恶的阴谋者,
图谋抵挡耶和华。
12 耶和华说:
“尽管尼尼微势力强大、人口众多,
但必被铲除,化为乌有。
我的子民啊,我使你们受了苦,
但必不再使你们受苦。
13 现在我要打碎他们套在你们颈项上的轭,
松开你们身上的锁链。”
14 尼尼微啊,
耶和华已发出有关你的命令:
“你的名不会传于后世。
我要摧毁你神庙中雕刻和铸造的偶像。
我要为你掘好坟墓,
因为你毫无用处。”

15 看啊,
传喜讯、报平安的人穿山越岭而来。
犹大啊,
庆祝你的节期,
还你许的愿吧!
邪恶之人将不再侵扰你,
他们都将被彻底毁灭。

New International Reader's Version

Nahum 1

1Here is a prophecy the Lord gave Nahum, who was from the town of Elkosh. The prophecy came in a vision and is written in a book. The prophecy is about Nineveh.

The Lord Is Angry With Nineveh

The Lord is a jealous God who punishes people.
    He pays them back for the evil things they do.
    He directs his anger against them.
The Lord punishes his enemies.
    He holds his anger back
    until the right time to use it.
The Lord is slow to get angry.
    But he is very powerful.
The Lord will not let guilty people go
    without punishing them.
When he marches out, he stirs up winds and storms.
    Clouds are the dust kicked up by his feet.
He controls the seas. He dries them up.
    He makes all the rivers run dry.
Bashan and Mount Carmel dry up.
    The flowers in Lebanon fade.
He causes the mountains to shake.
    The hills melt away.
The earth trembles because he is there.
    The world and all those who live in it also tremble.
Who can stand firm when his anger burns?
    Who can live when he is angry?
His anger blazes out like fire.
    He smashes the rocks to pieces.

The Lord is good.
    When people are in trouble,
    they can go to him for safety.
He takes good care of those
    who trust in him.
But he will destroy Nineveh
    with a powerful flood.
He will chase his enemies
    into the place of darkness.

The Lord will put an end
    to anything they plan against him.
He won’t allow Assyria to win the battle
    over his people a second time.
10 His enemies will be tangled up among thorns.
    Their wine will make them drunk.
    They’ll be burned up like dry straw.
11 Nineveh, a king has marched out from you.
    He makes evil plans against the Lord.
    He thinks about how he can do what is wrong.

12 The Lord says,

“His army has many soldiers.
    Other nations are helping them.
    But they will be destroyed and pass away.
Judah, I punished you.
    But I will not do it anymore.
13 Now I will break Assyria’s yoke off your neck.
    I will tear off the ropes that hold you.”

14 Nineveh, the Lord has given an order concerning you.
    He has said, “You will not have any children
    to carry on your name.
I will destroy the wooden and metal statues
    that are in the temple of your gods.
I will get your grave ready for you.
    You are worthless.”

15 Look at the mountains of Judah!
    I see a messenger running to bring good news!
    He’s telling us that peace has come!
People of Judah, celebrate your feasts.
    Carry out your promises.
The evil Assyrians won’t attack you again.
    They’ll be completely destroyed.