Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

以賽亞書 1

1猶大王烏西雅、約坦、亞哈斯和希西迦執政期間,亞摩斯的兒子以賽亞看到了以下有關猶大和耶路撒冷的異象。

上帝責備叛逆的子民

諸天啊,請聽!
大地啊,要側耳聽!
耶和華說:
「我把孩子撫育成人,
他們竟然背叛我。
牛認識主人,
驢也認得主人的槽,
以色列卻不認識,
我的子民卻不明白。」

唉!你們這罪惡的民族,
惡貫滿盈的百姓,
作惡的子孫,
敗壞的兒女!
你們背棄耶和華,
藐視以色列的聖者,
與祂疏遠。

你們為什麼一再叛逆?
你們還要受責打嗎?
你們已經頭破血流,
身心疲憊。
你們已經體無完膚,
從頭到腳傷痕纍纍,
傷口沒有清洗,
沒有包紮,也沒有敷藥。

你們的土地荒涼,
城邑化為灰燼。
你們親眼目睹自己的田園被外族人侵吞、毀壞、變成不毛之地。
僅存的錫安[a]城也像葡萄園裡的草棚、
瓜田中的茅舍、
被困無援的孤城。
若不是萬軍之耶和華讓我們一些人存活,
我們早就像所多瑪和蛾摩拉一樣滅亡了。

10 你們這些「所多瑪」的首領啊,
要聆聽耶和華的話!
你們這些「蛾摩拉」的百姓啊,
要側耳聽我們上帝的訓誨!
11 耶和華說:
「你們獻上許多祭物,對我有什麼用呢?
我厭煩公綿羊的燔祭和肥畜的脂肪,
我不喜歡公牛、羊羔和公山羊的血。

12 「你們來敬拜我的時候,
誰要求你們帶著這些來踐踏我的院宇呢?
13 不要再帶毫無意義的祭物了。
我憎惡你們燒的香,
厭惡你們的朔日[b]、安息日和大會。
你們又作惡又舉行莊嚴的聚會,
令我無法容忍。
14 我憎惡你們的朔日及其他節期,
它們成了我的重擔,
令我厭倦。
15 你們舉手禱告,我必掩面不理。
即使你們禱告再多,
我也不會聽,
因為你們雙手沾滿鮮血。
16 你們要洗淨自己,
停止作惡,
不要讓我再看見你們的惡行。
17 你們要學習行善,
追求正義,
幫助受欺壓的,
替孤兒辯護,
為寡婦伸冤。」
18 耶和華說:
「來吧,我們彼此理論!
你們的罪雖如猩紅,
也必潔白如雪;
你們的罪雖如緋紅,
也必白如羊毛。
19 如果你們願意聽從,
就必享用這地方的美好出產。
20 如果你們執意叛逆,
就必喪身刀下。」
這是耶和華親口說的。
21 耶路撒冷啊,
你這忠貞的妻子竟變成了妓女!
你從前充滿公平,
是公義之家,
現在卻住著兇手。
22 你曾經像銀子,現在卻像渣滓;
曾經像美酒,現在卻像攙了水的酒。
23 你的首領是叛逆之徒,
與盜賊為伍,
個個收受賄賂,
貪圖好處,
不為孤兒辯護,
不替寡婦伸冤。

24 所以,主——萬軍之耶和華,
以色列的大能者說:
「我要向我的敵人報仇雪恨。
25 我必攻擊你,
用鹼煉淨你的渣滓,
除盡你的雜質。
26 我必像從前一樣賜你審判官和謀士。
之後,你必被稱為公義之城、
忠信之邑。」

27 耶和華必因祂的公正救贖錫安,
必因祂的公義拯救城中悔改的人。
28 但叛逆之輩和犯罪之徒必遭毀滅,
背棄耶和華的人必滅亡。
29 你們必因在橡樹下,
在你們選擇的園子裡祭拜偶像而蒙羞。
30 你們必像枯萎的橡樹,
又如無水的園子。
31 你們中間有權勢的人必因他們的惡行而遭毀滅,
好像火花點燃枯木,無人能救。

Notas al pie

  1. 1·8 錫安」又稱「耶路撒冷」。
  2. 1·13 朔日」即每月初一。

Amplified Bible

Isaiah 1

Rebellion of God’s People

1The vision of [the prophet] Isaiah the son of Amoz concerning [the kingdom of] Judah and [its capital] Jerusalem, which he saw [as revealed by God] during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.


Hear, O heavens, and listen, O earth;
For the Lord has spoken:
“I have reared and brought up sons,
But they have rebelled against Me and have broken away.

“The ox [instinctively] knows its owner,
And the donkey its master’s feeding trough,
But Israel does not know [Me as Lord],
My people do not understand.”


Ah, sinful nation,
A people loaded down with wickedness [with sin, with injustice, with wrongdoing],
Offspring of evildoers,
Sons who behave corruptly!
They have abandoned (rejected) the Lord,
They have despised the Holy One of Israel [provoking Him to anger],
They have turned away from Him.


Why should you be stricken and punished again [since no change results from it]?
You [only] continue to rebel.
The whole head is sick
And the whole heart is faint and sick.

From the sole of the foot even to the head
There is nothing healthy in the nation’s body,
Only bruises, welts, and raw wounds,
Not pressed out or bandaged,
Nor softened with oil [as a remedy].


Your land lies desolate [because of your disobedience],
Your cities are burned with fire,
Your fields—strangers are devouring them in your very presence;
It is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

The Daughter of Zion (Jerusalem) is left like a [deserted] shelter in a vineyard,
Like a watchman’s hut in a cucumber field, like a besieged city [isolated, surrounded by devastation].

If the Lord of hosts
Had not left us a few survivors,
We would be like Sodom,
We would be like Gomorrah.

God Has Had Enough

10 
Hear the word of the Lord [rulers of Jerusalem],
You rulers of [another] Sodom,
Listen to the law and instruction of our God,
You people of [another] Gomorrah.
11 
“What are your multiplied sacrifices to Me [without your repentance]?”
Says the Lord.
“I have had enough of [your] burnt offerings of rams
And the fat of well-fed cattle [without your obedience];
And I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls or lambs or goats [offered without repentance].
12 
“When you come to appear before Me,
Who requires this of you, this trampling of My [temple] courts [by your sinful feet]?
13 
“Do not bring worthless offerings again,
[Your] incense is repulsive to Me;
[Your] New Moon and Sabbath [observances], the calling of assemblies—
I cannot endure wickedness [your sin, your injustice, your wrongdoing] and [the squalor of] the festive assembly.
14 
“I hate [the hypocrisy of] your New Moon festivals and your appointed feasts.
They have become a burden to Me;
I am weary of bearing them.
15 
“So when you spread out your hands [in prayer, pleading for My help],
I will hide My eyes from you;
Yes, even though you offer many prayers,
I will not be listening.
Your hands are full of blood!

16 
“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;
Get your evil deeds out of My sight.
Stop doing evil,
17 
Learn to do good.
Seek justice,
Rebuke the ruthless,
Defend the fatherless,
Plead for the [rights of the] widow [in court].

“Let Us Reason”

18 
“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord.
[a]Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be like wool.
19 
“If you are willing and obedient,
You shall eat the best of the land;
20 
But if you refuse and rebel,
You shall be devoured by the sword.”
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

Zion Corrupted, to Be Redeemed

21 
How the faithful city has become a prostitute [idolatrous, despicable],
She who was full of justice!
Right standing with God once lodged in her,
But now murderers.
22 
Your silver has turned to [b]lead,
Your wine is diluted with water.
23 
Your rulers are rebels
And companions of thieves;
Everyone loves bribes
And chases after gifts.
They do not defend the fatherless,
Nor does the widow’s cause come before them [instead they delay or turn a deaf ear].

24 
Therefore the Lord God of hosts,
The Mighty One of Israel, declares:
“Ah, I will be freed of My adversaries
And avenge Myself on My enemies.
25 
“And I will turn My hand against you,
And will [thoroughly] purge away your dross as with lye
And remove all your tin (impurity).
26 
“Then I will restore your judges as at the first,
And your counselors as at the beginning;
Afterward you will be called the city of righteousness,
The faithful city.”

27 
Zion will be redeemed with justice
And her repentant ones with righteousness.
28 
But rebels and sinners will be crushed and destroyed together,
And those who abandon (turn away from) the Lord will be consumed (perish).
29 
For you will be ashamed [of the degradation] of the oaks in which you took [idolatrous] pleasure,
And you will be ashamed of the gardens [of passion] which you have chosen [for pagan worship].
30 
For you will be like an oak whose leaf withers and dies
And like a garden that has no water.
31 
The strong man will become tinder,
And his work a spark.
So both will burn together
And there will be none to quench them.

Notas al pie

  1. Isaiah 1:18 There was a legend among the rabbis that on the Day of Atonement a scarlet woolen thread was tied to the door of the temple, and when the scapegoat reached the wilderness (Lev 16:10), if the sins of Israel were forgiven the thread would miraculously turn white.
  2. Isaiah 1:22 Lit galena.