Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

啟示錄 14

天上的新歌

1我看到羔羊站在錫安山上,與祂在一起的有十四萬四千人,他們額上都有祂和祂父的名字。 我聽見有聲音從天上傳來,像江河澎湃,像雷霆萬鈞,又像豎琴合奏的聲音。 他們在寶座前,在四個活物和二十四位長老面前唱一首新歌。除了從地上被贖出來的十四萬四千人以外,沒有人能學得會這歌。 這些人從未沾染過婦女,都是童身。無論羔羊往哪裡去,他們都緊隨其後。他們是從世人中被贖出來的,作為初熟的果實獻給上帝和羔羊。 他們從未說謊,純潔無瑕。

三位天使的信息

我看見另一位天使在空中飛翔,要將永遠的福音傳給地上的各國家、各部落、各語言族群、各民族。 他大聲說:「當敬畏上帝,歸榮耀給祂,因為祂審判的時候到了。要敬拜造天、地、海和一切水源的那位。」

接著又一位天使說:「巴比倫大城倒塌了!倒塌了!她曾引誘萬民喝她那淫亂的烈酒。」

之後,第三位天使高喊:「一切敬拜怪獸和牠的像、在手或額上接受獸印的, 10 都要喝上帝震怒的烈酒,就是祂怒杯裡毫無摻雜的烈酒。他們要在聖天使和羔羊面前,在火和硫磺中受煎熬。 11 他們受煎熬所發出的煙不斷上升,永無休止。那些拜獸、獸像和接受了獸名印記的人晝夜不得安寧。」 12 但持守上帝誡命和耶穌真道的聖徒們需要堅忍。

13 我聽見天上有聲音說:「你將下面的話寫下來,從今以後,那些為主而死的人有福了!」

聖靈說:「是的!他們將得享安息,不再勞苦。他們工作的成果必隨著他們。」

地上的收割

14 我再觀看,見有一朵白雲,上面坐著的好像是人子,祂頭戴金冠,手拿鋒利的鐮刀。 15 有一位天使從殿中出來,揚聲向坐在雲上的那位說:「揮動你的鐮刀收割吧!地上的莊稼已經熟透了,可以收割了。」 16 於是,坐在雲上的那位便向大地揮動鐮刀,把地上的莊稼都收割了。

17 另一位天使手裡也拿著鋒利的鐮刀從天上的殿中出來。 18 又有一位掌管烈火的天使從祭壇那裡出來,對手拿鐮刀的天使高喊:「揮動你鋒利的鐮刀,收取地上葡萄樹的果實吧!它們已經熟透了。」 19 於是,那天使揮動鐮刀,收取了地上的葡萄,拋到上帝烈怒的大榨酒池中。 20 葡萄在城外的榨酒池中被踩踏,血從榨酒池中湧出,高至馬的嚼環,流了三百公里[a]遠。

Notas al pie

  1. 14·20 三百公里」希臘文是「一千六百司他町」。

The Message

Revelation 14

A Perfect Offering

11-2 I saw—it took my breath away!—the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, 144,000 standing there with him, his Name and the Name of his Father inscribed on their foreheads. And I heard a voice out of Heaven, the sound like a cataract, like the crash of thunder.

2-5 And then I heard music, harp music and the harpists singing a new song before the Throne and the Four Animals and the Elders. Only the 144,000 could learn to sing the song. They were bought from earth, lived without compromise, virgin-fresh before God. Wherever the Lamb went, they followed. They were bought from humankind, firstfruits of the harvest for God and the Lamb. Not a false word in their mouths. A perfect offering.

Voices from Heaven

6-7 I saw another Angel soaring in Middle-Heaven. He had an Eternal Message to preach to all who were still on earth, every nation and tribe, every tongue and people. He preached in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory! His hour of judgment has come! Worship the Maker of Heaven and earth, salt sea and fresh water!”

A second Angel followed, calling out, “Ruined, ruined, Great Babylon ruined! She made all the nations drunk on the wine of her whoring!”

9-11 A third Angel followed, shouting, warning, “If anyone worships the Beast and its image and takes the mark on forehead or hand, that person will drink the wine of God’s wrath, prepared unmixed in his chalice of anger, and suffer torment from fire and brimstone in the presence of Holy Angels, in the presence of the Lamb. Smoke from their torment will rise age after age. No respite for those who worship the Beast and its image, who take the mark of its name.”

12 Meanwhile, the saints stand passionately patient, keeping God’s commands, staying faithful to Jesus.

13 I heard a voice out of Heaven, “Write this: Blessed are those who die in the Master from now on; how blessed to die that way!”

“Yes,” says the Spirit, “and blessed rest from their hard, hard work. None of what they’ve done is wasted; God blesses them for it all in the end.”

Harvest Time

14-16 I looked up, I caught my breath!—a white cloud and one like the Son of Man sitting on it. He wore a gold crown and held a sharp sickle. Another Angel came out of the Temple, shouting to the Cloud-Enthroned, “Swing your sickle and reap. It’s harvest time. Earth’s harvest is ripe for reaping.” The Cloud-Enthroned gave a mighty sweep of his sickle, began harvesting earth in a stroke.

17-18 Then another Angel came out of the Temple in Heaven. He also had a sharp sickle. Yet another Angel, the one in charge of tending the fire, came from the Altar. He thundered to the Angel who held the sharp sickle, “Swing your sharp sickle. Harvest earth’s vineyard. The grapes are bursting with ripeness.”

19-20 The Angel swung his sickle, harvested earth’s vintage, and heaved it into the winepress, the giant winepress of God’s wrath. The winepress was outside the City. As the vintage was trodden, blood poured from the winepress as high as a horse’s bridle, a river of blood for two hundred miles.