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。

New International Reader's Version

Isaiah 1

1Here is the vision about Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah saw. It came to him when Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah were ruling. They were kings of Judah. Isaiah was the son of Amoz.

The Nation Refuses to Obey the Lord

Listen to me, you heavens! Pay attention to me, earth!
    The Lord has said,
“I raised children. I brought them up.
    But they have refused to obey me.
The ox knows its master.
    The donkey knows where its owner feeds it.
But Israel does not know me.
    My people do not understand me.”

How terrible it will be for this sinful nation!
    They are loaded down with guilt.
They are people who do nothing but evil.
    They are children who are always sinning.
They have deserted the Lord.
    They have turned against the Holy One of Israel.
    They have turned their backs on him.

Israel, why do you want to be beaten all the time?
    Why do you always refuse to obey the Lord?
Your head is covered with wounds.
    Your whole heart is weak.
There isn’t a healthy spot on your body.
    You are not healthy from the bottom of your feet to the top of your head.
You have nothing but wounds, cuts
    and open sores.
They haven’t been cleaned up or bandaged
    or treated with olive oil.

Your country has been deserted.
    Your cities have been burned down.
The food from your fields is being eaten up by outsiders.
    They are doing it right in front of you.
Your land has been completely destroyed.
    It looks as if strangers have taken it over.
The city of Zion is left like a shed
    where someone stands guard in a vineyard.
It is left like a hut in a cucumber field.
    It’s like a city being attacked.
The Lord who rules over all
    has let some people live through that time of trouble.
If he hadn’t, we would have become like Sodom.
    We would have been like Gomorrah.

10 Rulers of Sodom,
    hear the Lord’s message.
People of Gomorrah,
    listen to the instruction of our God.
11 “Do you think I need any more of your sacrifices?”
    asks the Lord.
“I have more than enough of your burnt offerings.
    I have more than enough of rams
    and the fat of your fattest animals.
I do not find any pleasure
    in the blood of your bulls, lambs and goats.
12 Who asked you to bring all these animals
    when you come to worship me?
Who asked you and your animals
    to walk all over my courtyards?
13 Stop bringing offerings that do not mean anything to me!
    I hate your incense.
I can’t stand your worthless gatherings.
    I can’t stand the way you celebrate your New Moon feasts,
    Sabbath days and special services.
14 Your New Moon feasts and your other appointed feasts
    I hate with my whole being.
They have become a heavy load to me.
    I am tired of carrying it.
15 You might spread out your hands toward me when you pray.
    But I do not look at you.
You might even offer many prayers.
    But I am not listening to them.
Your hands are covered with the blood of the people you have murdered.
16     So wash and make yourselves clean.
Get your evil actions out of my sight!
    Stop doing what is wrong!
17     Learn to do what is right!
Treat people fairly.
    Help those who are treated badly.
Stand up in court for children whose fathers have died.
    And do the same thing for widows.

18 “Come. Let us settle this matter,”
    says the Lord.
“Even though your sins are bright red,
    they will be as white as snow.
Even though they are deep red,
    they will be white like wool.
19 But you have to be willing to change and obey me.
    If you are, you will eat the good things that grow on the land.
20 But if you are not willing to obey me,
    you will be killed by swords.”
The Lord has spoken.

21 See how the faithful city of Jerusalem
    has become like a prostitute!
Once it was full of people who treated others fairly.
    Those who did what was right used to live in it.
    But now murderers live there!
22 Jerusalem, your silver isn’t pure anymore.
    Your best wine has been made weak with water.
23 Your rulers refuse to obey the Lord.
    They join forces with robbers.
All of them love to accept money from those who want special favors.
    They are always looking for gifts from other people.
They don’t stand up in court for children whose fathers have died.
    They don’t do it for widows either.
24 The Lord is the Mighty One of Israel.
    The Lord who rules over all announces,
“Israel, you have become my enemies.
    I will act against you in my anger.
    I will pay you back for what you have done.
25 I will turn my power against you.
    I will make you completely ‘clean.’
    I will remove everything that is not pure.
26 I will give you leaders like the ones you had long ago.
    I will give you rulers like those you had at the beginning.
Then you will be called
    the City That Does What Is Right.
    You will also be called the Faithful City.”

27 Zion will be saved when justice is done.
    Those who are sorry for their sins will be saved
    when what is right is done.
28 But sinners and those who refuse to obey the Lord will be destroyed.
    And those who desert the Lord will die.

29 “Israel, you take delight in worshiping among the sacred oak trees.
    You will be full of shame for doing that.
You have chosen to worship in the sacred gardens.
    You will be dishonored for doing that.
30 You will be like an oak tree whose leaves are dying.
    You will be like a garden that doesn’t have any water.
31 Your strongest men will become like dry pieces of wood.
    Their worship of other gods will be the spark that lights the fire.
Everything will be burned up.
    No one will be there to put the fire out.”