Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

以賽亞書 25

讚美之歌

1耶和華啊!你是我的上帝,我要尊崇你,讚美你的名。你信實無比,

按你古時定下的計劃行了奇妙的事。
你使城邑淪為廢墟,
使堅壘淪為荒場。
外族人的宮殿不復存在,
永遠不能重建。
因此,強盛的國家必頌揚你,
殘暴的民族必敬畏你。
你是貧窮人的避難所,
是困苦之人患難中的避難所,
你是避風港,
是酷暑中的陰涼處。
殘暴之徒的氣息好像吹襲牆垣的暴風,
又像沙漠中的熱氣。
但你平息外族人的喧嘩,
止息殘暴之徒的歌聲,
好像雲朵消去酷熱。

在錫安山上,萬軍之耶和華必為天下萬民擺設豐盛的宴席,有陳年佳釀和精選的美食。 在這山上,祂必除去遮蔽萬民的面紗和籠罩萬國的幔子。 祂必永遠吞滅死亡。主耶和華必擦去各人臉上的眼淚,從世上除掉祂子民的羞辱。這是耶和華說的。 到那日,人們必說:「看啊,這是我們的上帝,我們信靠祂,祂拯救了我們。這是耶和華,我們信靠祂,我們要因祂的拯救而歡喜快樂。」 10 耶和華必伸手保護這山,但摩押人必被踐踏,像乾草被踐踏在糞池中。 11 他們必在裡面張開手臂,好像張開手臂游泳的人一樣。耶和華必摧毀他們的驕傲,挫敗他們手中的詭計。 12 祂必拆毀他們高大堅固的城牆,將其夷為平地、化為塵土。

The Message

Isaiah 25

God’s Hand Rests on This Mountain

11-5 God, you are my God.
    I celebrate you. I praise you.
You’ve done your share of miracle-wonders,
    well-thought-out plans, solid and sure.
Here you’ve reduced the city to rubble,
    the strong city to a pile of stones.
The enemy Big City is a non-city,
    never to be a city again.
Superpowers will see it and honor you,
    brutal oppressors bow in worshipful reverence.
They’ll see that you take care of the poor,
    that you take care of poor people in trouble,
Provide a warm, dry place in bad weather,
    provide a cool place when it’s hot.
Brutal oppressors are like a winter blizzard
    and vicious foreigners like high noon in the desert.
But you, shelter from the storm and shade from the sun,
    shut the mouths of the big-mouthed bullies.

6-8 But here on this mountain, God-of-the-Angel-Armies
    will throw a feast for all the people of the world,
A feast of the finest foods, a feast with vintage wines,
    a feast of seven courses, a feast lavish with gourmet desserts.
And here on this mountain, God will banish
    the pall of doom hanging over all peoples,
The shadow of doom darkening all nations.
    Yes, he’ll banish death forever.
And God will wipe the tears from every face.
    He’ll remove every sign of disgrace
From his people, wherever they are.
    Yes! God says so!

9-10 Also at that time, people will say,
    “Look at what’s happened! This is our God!
We waited for him and he showed up and saved us!
    This God, the one we waited for!
Let’s celebrate, sing the joys of his salvation.
    God’s hand rests on this mountain!”

10-12 As for the Moabites, they’ll be treated like refuse,
    waste shoveled into a cesspool.
Thrash away as they will,
    like swimmers trying to stay afloat,
They’ll sink in the sewage.
    Their pride will pull them under.
Their famous fortifications will crumble to nothing,
    those mighty walls reduced to dust.