Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

俄巴底亞書

俄巴底亞看到的異象。

耶和華懲罰以東

論到以東,
主耶和華這樣說:
「我們從耶和華那裡聽到消息,
有位使者被派到各國,說,
『來!我們去攻打以東吧!』」
耶和華對以東說:
「我要讓你成為列國中最弱小的國家,
使你飽受藐視。
你住在懸崖峭壁間,
住在高山上,
自以為誰也不能把你拉下來,
但你的驕傲欺騙了你。
即使你如鷹高飛,
在星辰間築巢,
我也必把你拉下來。
這是耶和華說的。

「盜賊深夜洗劫你的家,
不會洗劫一空;
人們摘葡萄,不會摘光;
但你會被徹底毀滅!
以掃[a]要被洗劫一空,
他藏的珍寶要被搜去。
你的盟友將你逐出家園;
你的朋友欺騙你,戰勝你;
你的知己設陷阱害你,
你卻懵然不知。」
耶和華說:「到那天,
我要毀滅以東的智者,
除掉以掃山上的明哲。
提幔的勇士必驚慌失措,
以掃山上的人盡遭殺戮。

懲罰以東的原因

10 「因你曾殘暴地對待同胞兄弟雅各,
你必蒙羞,永遭毀滅。
11 外族人掠奪雅各的財物,
攻入耶路撒冷抽籤分贓時,
你竟然袖手旁觀,
就像他們的同夥一樣。
12 你的親族遭難之日,
你不該幸災樂禍;
猶大人被滅的日子,
你不該興高采烈;
他們遭難的日子,
你不該口出狂言;
13 我子民遭難的日子,
你不該闖進他們的城;
他們遭難的日子,
你不該幸災樂禍;
他們遭難的日子,
你不該趁火打劫;
14 你不該站在路口截殺那些逃亡者;
他們遭難的日子,
你不該把倖存者交給仇敵。

15 「耶和華懲罰萬國的日子近了。
必按你的所作所為報應你,
你的惡行必落到自己頭上。
16 你們猶大人在我的聖山上怎樣飽飲憤怒,
萬國也要照樣飲,
且要大口吞下,
直到他們完全消逝。

以色列的復興

17 「然而,錫安山必成為避難所,
成為聖地。
雅各家必得到自己的產業。
18 雅各家將成為火,
約瑟家將成為烈焰,
以掃家將成為碎稭,
被火焚燒、吞噬,無一人逃脫。
這是耶和華說的。

19 「南地的人將佔領以掃山;
丘陵的人將佔領非利士,
奪取以法蓮和撒瑪利亞;
便雅憫人將佔領基列。
20 被擄的以色列人將返回家園,
佔領遠至撒勒法一帶的土地;
從耶路撒冷被擄到西法拉的人將佔領南地各城。
21 拯救者必登上錫安山,
統治以掃山,
耶和華必做王掌權。」

Notas al pie

  1. 1·6 以掃 」又名「以東」。

The Message

Obadiah

Your World Will Collapse

Obadiah’s Message to Edom
    from God, the Master.
We got the news straight from God
    by a special messenger sent out to the godless nations:

“On your feet, prepare for battle;
    get ready to make war on Edom!

2-4 “Listen to this, Edom:
    I’m turning you to a no-account,
    the runt of the godless nations, despised.
You thought you were so great,
    perched high among the rocks, king of the mountain,
Thinking to yourself,
    ‘Nobody can get to me! Nobody can touch me!’
Think again. Even if, like an eagle,
    you hang out on a high cliff-face,
Even if you build your nest in the stars,
    I’ll bring you down to earth.”
        God’s sure Word.

5-14 “If thieves crept up on you,
    they’d rob you blind—isn’t that so?
If they mugged you on the streets at night,
    they’d pick you clean—isn’t that so?
Oh, they’ll take Esau apart, piece by piece,
    empty his purse and pockets.
All your old partners will drive you to the edge.
    Your old friends will lie to your face.
Your old drinking buddies will stab you in the back.
    Your world will collapse. You won’t know what hit you.
So don’t be surprised”—it’s God’s sure Word!—
    “when I wipe out all sages from Edom
    and rid the Esau mountains of its famous wise men.
Your great heroes will desert you, Teman.
    There’ll be nobody left in Esau’s mountains.
Because of the murderous history compiled
    against your brother Jacob,
You will be looked down on by everyone.
    You’ll lose your place in history.
On that day you stood there and didn’t do anything.
    Strangers took your brother’s army into exile.
Godless foreigners invaded and pillaged Jerusalem.
    You stood there and watched.
    You were as bad as they were.
You shouldn’t have gloated over your brother
    when he was down-and-out.
You shouldn’t have laughed and joked at Judah’s sons
    when they were facedown in the mud.
You shouldn’t have talked so big
    when everything was so bad.
You shouldn’t have taken advantage of my people
    when their lives had fallen apart.
You of all people should not have been amused
    by their troubles, their wrecked nation.
You shouldn’t have taken the shirt off their back
    when they were knocked flat, defenseless.
And you shouldn’t have stood waiting at the outskirts
    and cut off refugees,
And traitorously turned in helpless survivors
    who had lost everything.

15-18 God’s Judgment Day is near
    for all the godless nations.
As you have done, it will be done to you.
    What you did will boomerang back
    and hit your own head.
Just as you partied on my holy mountain,
    all the godless nations will drink God’s wrath.
They’ll drink and drink and drink—
    they’ll drink themselves to death.
But not so on Mount Zion—there’s respite there!
    a safe and holy place!
The family of Jacob will take back their possessions
    from those who took them from them.
That’s when the family of Jacob will catch fire,
    the family of Joseph become fierce flame,
    while the family of Esau will be straw.
Esau will go up in flames,
    nothing left of Esau but a pile of ashes.”
        God said it, and it is so.

19-21 People from the south will take over the Esau mountains;
    people from the foothills will overrun the Philistines.
They’ll take the farms of Ephraim and Samaria,
    and Benjamin will take Gilead.
Earlier, Israelite exiles will come back
    and take Canaanite land to the north at Zarephath.
Jerusalem exiles from the far northwest in Sepharad
    will come back and take the cities in the south.
The remnant of the saved in Mount Zion
    will go into the mountains of Esau
And rule justly and fairly,
    a rule that honors God’s kingdom.