Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

出埃及記 33

1耶和華對摩西說:「我曾向亞伯拉罕、以撒和雅各起誓,應許把迦南賜給他們的後代。現在你和你從埃及領出來的百姓要動身去那裡。 我必差遣天使走在你們前面,趕出當地的迦南人、亞摩利人、赫人、比利洗人、希未人和耶布斯人, 帶你們進入那奶蜜之鄉。但我不會跟你們一起去,免得我在途中就把你們滅絕了,因為你們是頑固不化的百姓。」

百姓聽見這壞消息,都非常哀傷,不再佩戴飾物了。 耶和華對摩西說:「你去向以色列百姓宣佈,『你們這些頑固不化的人,我就是跟你們在一起待一刻,都恐怕會滅絕你們。現在你們要摘下自己身上的飾物,我再決定怎樣處置你們。』」 因此,以色列百姓從何烈山開始就不再佩戴飾物了。

耶和華的會幕

摩西通常把帳幕支搭在營外離百姓較遠的地方,摩西稱帳幕為會幕。凡求問耶和華的,都會去那裡。 當摩西離營去會幕的時候,百姓就都一同起來,各人站在自己的帳篷門口目送摩西走進會幕。 摩西進入會幕後,便有雲柱降下來,停在會幕門口,耶和華就跟摩西說話。 10 每當百姓看見這景象,他們都站在自己的帳篷門口敬拜耶和華。 11 在會幕內,耶和華跟摩西面對面說話,好像兩個朋友談話一樣。然後,摩西返回營中,但他的年輕助手、嫩的兒子約書亞仍然留在會幕。

耶和華的榮耀

12 摩西對耶和華說:「你吩咐我帶領這些百姓,卻沒有告訴我你將要派誰與我同去,只說,『我憑名字認識你,你在我面前蒙了恩。』 13 我若已經在你面前蒙恩,就求你把你的道路指示我,好讓我認識你,繼續在你面前蒙恩。求你顧念這些百姓是你的子民。」 14 耶和華回答他說:「我必親自與你同去,使你平安穩妥。」 15 摩西說:「你若不與我們同去,就不要讓我們離開這裡。 16 你若不與我們同去,誰會知道我和你的子民在你面前蒙了恩呢?豈不是因為你的同在才使我們不同於地上其他民族嗎?」

17 耶和華回答說:「我答應你的請求,因為你在我面前蒙了恩,我憑名字認識你。」 18 摩西說:「求你向我彰顯你的榮耀。」 19 耶和華說:「我必叫你看見我一切的美善,我要在你面前宣告我的名——耶和華,我要恩待誰就恩待誰,我要憐憫誰就憐憫誰。 20 但你不能看我的臉,因為凡看見的,都不能存活。 21 你要站在我旁邊的磐石上, 22 我的榮耀經過你面前的時候,我會先把你安置在石縫裡,用我的手遮掩你,直到我從你面前走過。 23 然後我會收回我的手,你就可以看見我的背,但看不到我的臉。」

Amplified Bible

Exodus 33

The Journey Resumed

1The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Depart, go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought from the land of Egypt, to the land which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel), saying, ‘To your descendants I will give it.’ I will send an Angel before you and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite. Go up to a land [of abundance] [a]flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst, because you are a stiff-necked (stubborn, rebellious) people, and I might destroy you on the way.”

When the people heard this sad word, they mourned, and none of them put on his ornaments. For the Lord had said to Moses, “Say to the sons of Israel, ‘You are a stiff-necked (stubborn, rebellious) people! If I should come among you for one moment, I would destroy you. Now therefore, [penitently] take off your ornaments, so that I may know what to do with you.’” So the Israelites left off all their ornaments [in repentance], from Mount Horeb (Sinai) onward.

Now Moses used to take his own tent and pitch it outside the camp, far away from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting [of God with His own people]. And everyone who sought the Lord would go out to the [temporary] tent of meeting which was outside the camp. Whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people would rise and stand, each at his tent door, and look at Moses until he entered the tent. Whenever Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the doorway of the tent; and the Lord would speak with Moses. 10 When all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the tent door, all the people would rise and worship, each at his tent door. 11 And so the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend. When Moses returned to the camp, his attendant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent.

Moses Intercedes

12 Moses said to the Lord, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people,’ but You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in My sight.’ 13 Now therefore, I pray you, if I have found favor in Your sight, let me know Your ways so that I may know You [becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with You, recognizing and understanding Your ways more clearly] and that I may find grace and favor in Your sight. And consider also, that this nation is Your people.” 14 And the Lord said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest [by bringing you and the people into the promised land].” 15 And Moses said to Him, “If Your presence does not go [with me], do not lead us up from here. 16 For how then can it be known that Your people and I have found favor in Your sight? Is it not by Your going with us, so that we are distinguished, Your people and I, from all the [other] people on the face of the earth?”

17 The Lord said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have asked; for you have found favor (lovingkindness, mercy) in My sight and I have known you [personally] by name.” 18 Then Moses said, “Please, show me Your glory!” 19 And God said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the Name of the Lord before you; for I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion (lovingkindness) on whom I will show compassion.” 20 But He said, “You cannot see My face, for no man shall see Me and live!” 21 Then the Lord said, “Behold, there is a place beside Me, and you shall stand there on the rock; 22 and while My glory is passing by, I will put you in a cleft of the rock and protectively cover you with My hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will take away My hand and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.”

Notas al pie

  1. Exodus 33:3 This phrase referred to the abundant fertility of the land of Canaan. Milk (typically that of goats and sheep) was associated with abundance; “honey” referred mainly to syrups made from dates or grapes and was the epitome of sweetness. Bees’ honey was very rare and was considered the choicest of foods.