Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

尼希米記 1

尼希米的禱告

1以下是哈迦利亞的兒子尼希米的記述。

波斯王亞達薛西二十年基斯流月[a],我在書珊城裡。 從猶大來了我的一個兄弟哈拿尼和一些人,我問他們有關從流亡之地歸回的猶太餘民和耶路撒冷的情況。 他們回答說:「那些從流亡之地歸回猶大省的人深陷苦難,飽受凌辱。耶路撒冷的城牆已經倒塌,城門也被燒毀。」

我一聽見這消息,就坐下痛哭,悲傷了好幾天。我在天上的上帝面前禁食禱告,說:

「天上的上帝耶和華啊,你是偉大而可畏的上帝,你向愛你、守你誡命的人守約,施慈愛。 僕人在你面前晝夜為你的眾僕人以色列民祈禱,求你睜眼察看,側耳傾聽。我承認以色列人向你所犯的罪,以及我和我的家族所犯的罪。 我們行事敗壞,沒有遵守你賜給你僕人摩西的誡命、律例和典章。 求你顧念你對你僕人摩西所說的話,『如果你們不忠,我必把你們驅散到列邦中。 但如果你們轉向我,謹遵我的誡命,即使你們流落天涯,我也必從那裡把你們召集到我選為我名所在之地。』 10 我們是你的僕人、你的子民,是你用大能大力救贖的。 11 主啊,求你側耳聽你僕人的禱告,垂聽那些喜愛敬畏你名的眾僕人的祈求,使你僕人今天亨通,在王面前蒙恩。」

我是王的侍酒總管。

Notas al pie

  1. 1·1 基斯流月」即希伯來曆的九月,陽曆是十一月中旬到十二月中旬。

New American Standard Bible

Nehemiah 1

Nehemiah’s Grief for the Exiles

1The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah.

Now it happened in the month Chislev, in the twentieth year, while I was in Susa the [a]capitol, that Hanani, one of my brothers, and [b]some men from Judah came; and I asked them concerning the Jews who had escaped and had survived the captivity, and about Jerusalem. They said to me, “The remnant there in the province who survived the captivity are in great distress and reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned with fire.”

When I heard these words, I sat down and wept and mourned for days; and I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven. I said, “I beseech You, O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who preserves the covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments, let Your ear now be attentive and Your eyes open to hear the prayer of Your servant which I am praying before You now, day and night, on behalf of the sons of Israel Your servants, confessing the sins of the sons of Israel which we have sinned against You; I and my father’s house have sinned. We have acted very corruptly against You and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the ordinances which You commanded Your servant Moses. Remember the word which You commanded Your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful I will scatter you among the peoples; but if you return to Me and keep My commandments and do them, though those of you who have been scattered were in the most remote part of the heavens, I will gather them from there and will bring them to the place where I have chosen to cause My name to dwell.’ 10 They are Your servants and Your people whom You redeemed by Your great power and by Your strong hand. 11 O Lord, I beseech You, may Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and the prayer of Your servants who delight to [c]revere Your name, and make Your servant successful today and grant him compassion before this man.”

Now I was the cupbearer to the king.

Notas al pie

  1. Nehemiah 1:1 Or palace or citadel
  2. Nehemiah 1:2 Lit he and some
  3. Nehemiah 1:11 Or fear