Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

哈該書 1

耶和華命令百姓重建聖殿

1大流士王執政第二年六月一日,耶和華藉著先知哈該對撒拉鐵的兒子猶大省長所羅巴伯和約撒答的兒子大祭司約書亞說:

「萬軍之耶和華說,『這些百姓說,重建耶和華殿的時候還沒到。』」 因此,耶和華對先知哈該說: 「這殿還是一片廢墟,你們卻住在華麗的房子裡。 萬軍之耶和華說,你們要認真反省自己的行為。 你們種多收少,吃不飽,喝不足,穿不暖,掙來的工錢卻放在漏口袋中。」

萬軍之耶和華說:「你們要認真反省自己的行為。 你們要上山伐木,重建這殿,好讓我歡喜並得到尊崇。這是耶和華說的。 你們盼望豐收,結果收的很少;你們把收成帶回家,我卻把它們吹走。這是什麼緣故?萬軍之耶和華告訴你們,『因為你們都忙於建自家的房子,任由我的殿一片廢墟。 10 所以,天不降雨露,地無出產。 11 我讓旱災臨到大地、群山、五穀、葡萄、橄欖等地裡的出產以及人畜,使你們一切的勞碌付諸東流。』」

12 撒拉鐵的兒子猶大省長所羅巴伯、約撒答的兒子大祭司約書亞和所有的餘民[a]聽到他們的上帝耶和華藉先知哈該所講的話,都順服耶和華的話。百姓都敬畏耶和華。 13 耶和華的使者哈該向百姓傳達耶和華的話,說:「耶和華說,『我與你們同在。』」 14 耶和華感動撒拉鐵的兒子猶大省長所羅巴伯、約撒答的兒子大祭司約書亞和所有的餘民,他們就動工建造他們的上帝萬軍之耶和華的殿, 15 時值大流士王執政第二年六月二十四日。

Notas al pie

  1. 1·12 餘民」指「從流亡之地歸回的人」。

New Living Translation

Haggai 1

A Call to Rebuild the Temple

1On August 29[a] of the second year of King Darius’s reign, the Lord gave a message through the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Jeshua[b] son of Jehozadak, the high priest.

“This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: The people are saying, ‘The time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the Lord.’”

Then the Lord sent this message through the prophet Haggai: “Why are you living in luxurious houses while my house lies in ruins? This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Look at what’s happening to you! You have planted much but harvest little. You eat but are not satisfied. You drink but are still thirsty. You put on clothes but cannot keep warm. Your wages disappear as though you were putting them in pockets filled with holes!

“This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Look at what’s happening to you! Now go up into the hills, bring down timber, and rebuild my house. Then I will take pleasure in it and be honored, says the Lord. You hoped for rich harvests, but they were poor. And when you brought your harvest home, I blew it away. Why? Because my house lies in ruins, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, while all of you are busy building your own fine houses. 10 It’s because of you that the heavens withhold the dew and the earth produces no crops. 11 I have called for a drought on your fields and hills—a drought to wither the grain and grapes and olive trees and all your other crops, a drought to starve you and your livestock and to ruin everything you have worked so hard to get.”

Obedience to God’s Call

12 Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the whole remnant of God’s people began to obey the message from the Lord their God. When they heard the words of the prophet Haggai, whom the Lord their God had sent, the people feared the Lord. 13 Then Haggai, the Lord’s messenger, gave the people this message from the Lord: “I am with you, says the Lord!”

14 So the Lord sparked the enthusiasm of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the enthusiasm of Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the enthusiasm of the whole remnant of God’s people. They began to work on the house of their God, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, 15 on September 21[c] of the second year of King Darius’s reign.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1a Hebrew On the first day of the sixth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. A number of dates in Haggai can be cross-checked with dates in surviving Persian records and related accurately to our modern calendar. This event occurred on August 29, 520 B.c.
  2. 1:1b Hebrew Joshua, a variant spelling of Jeshua; also in 1:12, 14.
  3. 1:15 Hebrew on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. This event occurred on September 21, 520 B.c.; also see note on 1:1a.