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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」。

New Living Translation

Obadiah

This is the vision that the Sovereign Lord revealed to Obadiah concerning the land of Edom.

Edom’s Judgment Announced

We have heard a message from the Lord
    that an ambassador was sent to the nations to say,
“Get ready, everyone!
    Let’s assemble our armies and attack Edom!”

The Lord says to Edom,
“I will cut you down to size among the nations;
    you will be greatly despised.
You have been deceived by your own pride
    because you live in a rock fortress
    and make your home high in the mountains.
‘Who can ever reach us way up here?’
    you ask boastfully.
But even if you soar as high as eagles
    and build your nest among the stars,
I will bring you crashing down,”
    says the Lord.

“If thieves came at night and robbed you
    (what a disaster awaits you!),
    they would not take everything.
Those who harvest grapes
    always leave a few for the poor.
    But your enemies will wipe you out completely!
Every nook and cranny of Edom[a]
    will be searched and looted.
    Every treasure will be found and taken.

“All your allies will turn against you.
    They will help to chase you from your land.
They will promise you peace
    while plotting to deceive and destroy you.
Your trusted friends will set traps for you,
    and you won’t even know about it.
At that time not a single wise person
    will be left in the whole land of Edom,”
    says the Lord.
“For on the mountains of Edom
    I will destroy everyone who has understanding.
The mightiest warriors of Teman
    will be terrified,
and everyone on the mountains of Edom
    will be cut down in the slaughter.

Reasons for Edom’s Punishment

10 “Because of the violence you did
    to your close relatives in Israel,[b]
you will be filled with shame
    and destroyed forever.
11 When they were invaded,
    you stood aloof, refusing to help them.
Foreign invaders carried off their wealth
    and cast lots to divide up Jerusalem,
    but you acted like one of Israel’s enemies.

12 “You should not have gloated
    when they exiled your relatives to distant lands.
You should not have rejoiced
    when the people of Judah suffered such misfortune.
You should not have spoken arrogantly
    in that terrible time of trouble.
13 You should not have plundered the land of Israel
    when they were suffering such calamity.
You should not have gloated over their destruction
    when they were suffering such calamity.
You should not have seized their wealth
    when they were suffering such calamity.
14 You should not have stood at the crossroads,
    killing those who tried to escape.
You should not have captured the survivors
    and handed them over in their terrible time of trouble.

Edom Destroyed, Israel Restored

15 “The day is near when I, the Lord,
    will judge all godless nations!
As you have done to Israel,
    so it will be done to you.
All your evil deeds
    will fall back on your own heads.
16 Just as you swallowed up my people
    on my holy mountain,
so you and the surrounding nations
    will swallow the punishment I pour out on you.
Yes, all you nations will drink and stagger
    and disappear from history.

17 “But Jerusalem[c] will become a refuge for those who escape;
    it will be a holy place.
And the people of Israel[d] will come back
    to reclaim their inheritance.
18 The people of Israel will be a raging fire,
    and Edom a field of dry stubble.
The descendants of Joseph will be a flame
    roaring across the field, devouring everything.
There will be no survivors in Edom.
    I, the Lord, have spoken!

19 “Then my people living in the Negev
    will occupy the mountains of Edom.
Those living in the foothills of Judah[e]
    will possess the Philistine plains
    and take over the fields of Ephraim and Samaria.
And the people of Benjamin
    will occupy the land of Gilead.
20 The exiles of Israel will return to their land
    and occupy the Phoenician coast as far north as Zarephath.
The captives from Jerusalem exiled in the north[f]
    will return home and resettle the towns of the Negev.
21 Those who have been rescued[g] will go up to[h] Mount Zion in Jerusalem
    to rule over the mountains of Edom.
And the Lord himself will be king!”

Notas al pie

  1. 6 Hebrew Esau; also in 8b, 9, 18, 19, 21.
  2. 10 Hebrew your brother Jacob. The names “Jacob” and “Israel” are often interchanged throughout the Old Testament, referring sometimes to the individual patriarch and sometimes to the nation.
  3. 17a Hebrew Mount Zion.
  4. 17b Hebrew house of Jacob; also in 18. See note on 10.
  5. 19 Hebrew the Shephelah.
  6. 20 Hebrew in Sepharad.
  7. 21a As in Greek and Syriac versions; Hebrew reads Rescuers.
  8. 21b Or from.