Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

哈巴谷書 1:1-17

1以下是哈巴谷先知得到的啟示。

哈巴谷的抱怨

2耶和華啊,

我要向你呼救到何時,

你才垂聽呢?

暴虐橫行,我向你呼求,

你卻不拯救。

3你為何讓我目睹罪惡?

你為何容忍邪惡?

我眼前盡是毀滅和暴力,

到處是紛爭和衝突。

4因此律法失效,

正義不彰,

惡人包圍義人,

正義被扭曲。

耶和華的答覆

5耶和華說:「你們環顧列國,

仔細察看,

必驚奇不已,

因為我要在你們的時代行一件事,

即使你們聽說了也不會相信。

6我要使兇殘、暴虐的迦勒底人興起。

他們要席捲天下,

強佔別人的家園。

7他們任意妄為,

令人膽戰心驚。

8「他們的馬比豹子還快,

比夜狼還猛。

他們的騎兵從遠方飛馳而來,

如鷹撲食。

9他們殘暴成性,

像狂風一樣撲來,

抓獲的俘虜多如塵沙。

10他們嘲笑君王,譏諷首領,

對一切堅城嗤之以鼻,

修築高臺將其攻取。

11他們如狂風橫掃而過,

這些有罪的人把自己的力量奉為神明。」

哈巴谷再次抱怨

12耶和華,

我的上帝,我的聖者啊,

你從亙古就存在,

你永不消逝1·12 你永不消逝」另有希伯來文抄本作「我們不會死」。

耶和華啊,你派迦勒底人來審判;

磐石啊,你立他們作施罰者。

13你的眼目極為清潔,

見不得邪惡,

也不能容忍罪惡。

但你為何容忍奸惡之人呢?

惡人吞滅比他們公義的人,

你為何默然不語呢?

14你為何使人像海裡的魚,

像沒有首領的爬蟲呢?

15迦勒底人用鉤子鉤住他們,

用漁網網住他們,

用拖網把他們聚在一起,

並因此而歡喜快樂。

16迦勒底人向漁網獻祭,

向漁網燒香,

因為他們靠漁網而富裕,

食物充足。

17難道他們要無休止地撒網,

無情地毀滅列國嗎?

New International Reader's Version

Habakkuk 1:1-17

1This is a prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received from the Lord. Here is what Habakkuk said.

Habakkuk Complains to the Lord

2Lord, how long do I have to call out for help?

Why don’t you listen to me?

How long must I keep telling you

that things are terrible?

Why don’t you save us?

3Why do you make me watch while

people treat others so unfairly?

Why do you put up with the wrong things

they are doing?

I have to look at death.

People are harming others.

They are arguing and fighting all the time.

4The law can’t do what it’s supposed to do.

Fairness never comes out on top.

Sinful people surround those

who do what is right.

So people are never treated fairly.

The Lord Replies to Habakkuk

5The Lord replies,

“Look at the nations. Watch them.

Be totally amazed at what you see.

I am going to do something in your days

that you would never believe.

You would not believe it

even if someone told you about it.

6I am going to send the armies of Babylon to attack you.

They are very mean. They move quickly.

They sweep across the whole earth.

They take over homes

that do not belong to them.

7They terrify others.

They do not recognize any laws but their own.

That is how proud they are.

8Their horses are faster than leopards.

They are meaner than wolves at sunset.

Their horsemen charge straight into battle.

They ride in from far away.

They come down like an eagle

diving for its food.

9All of them are ready and willing to destroy others.

Their huge armies advance like a wind out of the desert.

They gather prisoners like sand.

10They mock kings

and make fun of rulers.

They laugh at all the cities

that have high walls around them.

They build dirt ramps against the walls

and capture the cities.

11They sweep past like the wind.

Then they go on their way.

They are guilty.

They worship their own strength.”

Habakkuk Complains to the Lord Again

12Lord, haven’t you existed forever?

You are my holy God.

You will never die.

Lord, you have appointed the Babylonians

to punish your people.

My Rock, you have chosen them to judge us.

13Your eyes are too pure to look at what is evil.

You can’t put up with the wrong things people do.

So why do you put up

with those who can’t be trusted?

The evil Babylonians swallow up

those who are more godly than themselves.

So why are you silent?

14You have made people to be like the fish in the sea.

They are like the sea creatures that don’t have a ruler.

15The evil Babylonians pull all of them up with hooks.

They catch them in their nets.

They gather them up.

So they celebrate.

They are glad.

16They offer sacrifices to their nets.

They burn incense to them.

Their nets allow them to live in great comfort.

They enjoy the finest food.

17Are you going to let them

keep on emptying their nets?

Will they go on destroying nations

without showing them any mercy?