Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

何西阿書 1

1烏西雅、約坦、亞哈斯和希西迦做猶大王,約阿施的兒子耶羅波安做以色列王期間,耶和華將祂的話傳給備利的兒子何西阿。

何西阿娶妓女為妻

耶和華首次向何西阿說話時,對他說:「你去娶一個妓女為妻,和她生養兒女,因為這片土地上的人極其淫亂,背棄了耶和華。」 於是,何西阿娶了滴拉音的女兒歌蜜為妻,她懷孕為他生了一個兒子。 耶和華對何西阿說:「給他取名叫耶斯列[a],因為再過不久,我就要因耶戶家在耶斯列的屠殺而懲罰他們,消滅以色列國。 那時,我要在耶斯列平原折斷以色列的弓。」 後來,歌蜜又懷孕生了一個女兒。耶和華對何西阿說:「給她取名叫羅·路哈瑪[b],因為我將不再憐憫以色列家,也不再赦免他們的罪。 但我要憐憫猶大家,使他們依靠他們的上帝耶和華得到拯救,而不是依靠戰弓、刀劍、馬匹、騎兵和戰爭。」 羅·路哈瑪斷奶後,歌蜜又懷孕生了一個兒子。 耶和華說:「給他取名叫羅·阿米[c],因為以色列人不再是我的子民,我也不再是他們的上帝。

以色列的復興

10 「然而,以色列的人數必像海沙一樣量不盡、數不完。從前我在什麼地方對他們說『你們不是我的子民』,將來也要在那裡對他們說『你們是永活上帝的兒女』。 11 那時,猶大人和以色列人將被聚集起來,為自己選立一位首領,從流亡之地返回故鄉,安居樂業。耶斯列的日子將是偉大的日子。

Notas al pie

  1. 1·4 耶斯列」意思是「上帝撒種」。此處指上帝要像撒種一樣驅散以色列人,但在1·11指上帝要賜福他們,就像撒種後獲得了大豐收。
  2. 1·6 羅·路哈瑪」意思是「不蒙憐憫」。
  3. 1·9 羅·阿米」意思是「不是我的子民」。

New International Reader's Version

Hosea 1

1A message from the Lord came to Hosea, the son of Beeri. The message came while Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah were kings of Judah. It also came while Jeroboam was king of Israel. He was the son of Jehoash. Here is what the Lord said to him.

Hosea’s Wife and Children

The Lord began to speak through Hosea. He said to him, “Go. Marry a woman who has sex with anyone she wants. Have children with her. Do this because the people of the land are like that kind of wife. They have not been faithful to me.” So Hosea married Gomer. She was the daughter of Diblaim. Gomer became pregnant and had a son by Hosea.

Then the Lord said to Hosea, “Name him Jezreel. That’s because I will soon punish Jehu’s royal family. He killed many people at the city of Jezreel. So I will put an end to the kingdom of Israel. At that time I will break their military power. It will happen in the Valley of Jezreel.”

Gomer became pregnant again. She had a daughter. Then the Lord said to Hosea, “Name her Lo-Ruhamah.” Lo-Ruhamah means Not Loved. “That’s because I will no longer show love to the people of Israel. I will not forgive them anymore. But I will show love to the people of Judah. And I will save them. I will not use bows or swords or other weapons of war to do it. I will not save them by using horses and horsemen either. Instead, I will use my own power to save them. I am the Lord their God. And I will save them.”

Later, Gomer stopped nursing Lo-Ruhamah. After that, she had another son. Then the Lord said, “Name him Lo-Ammi.” Lo-Ammi means Not My People. “That’s because Israel is no longer my people. And I am no longer their God.

10 “But the time will come when the people of Israel will be like the sand on the seashore. It can’t be measured or counted. Now it is said about them, ‘You are not my people.’ But at that time they will be called ‘children of the living God.’ 11 The people of Judah and Israel will come together again. They will appoint one leader and come up out of the land. And Jezreel’s day will be great.