Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

申命記 1

前言

1以下是摩西對以色列人說的話。當時以色列人在約旦河東的曠野、疏弗對面的亞拉巴,即巴蘭、陀弗、拉班、哈洗錄和底撒哈之間。 從何烈山取道西珥山到加低斯·巴尼亞,需十一天。 在離開埃及後第四十年的十一月一日,摩西把耶和華的一切吩咐告訴了以色列人。 那時,他已經打敗了希實本的亞摩利王西宏以及盤踞在以得來和亞斯她錄的巴珊王噩。 摩西在約旦河東的摩押講解律法,說: 「我們的上帝耶和華在何烈山對我們說,『你們在這裡已經住了多日, 現在該啟程前往亞摩利人的山區、亞拉巴地區、山地、丘陵、南地、沿海一帶、迦南和黎巴嫩,直到幼發拉底河。 看啊,我把那片土地賜給你們了,你們去佔領吧,那是耶和華起誓賜給你們祖先亞伯拉罕、以撒、雅各和他們後裔的地方。』

摩西設立首領

「那時,我對你們說,『我無法獨自承擔管理你們的重任, 10 因為你們的上帝耶和華使你們人丁興旺,以致今天人數多如天上的星星。 11 願你們祖先的上帝耶和華使你們人數更增千倍,照祂的應許賜福給你們。 12 但我怎能獨自擔當解決你們問題和爭端的重任呢? 13 你們要從各支派中選出有智慧、有見識、受尊重的人,我要立他們做你們的首領。』 14 你們都同意這樣的做法。 15 於是,我把各支派中有智慧和受敬重的人立為你們的首領,即千夫長、百夫長、五十夫長、十夫長和其他官長,治理你們。 16 我吩咐這些官員要聆聽案件,公正地審理同胞之間或與外族人之間的訴訟, 17 不可偏私,不分貴賤,不懼情面,因為判決來自上帝。如果案件太難,可以交給我處理。 18 那時,我把一切當行之事都告訴了你們。

派人打探迦南

19 「我們照我們上帝耶和華的吩咐,從何烈山出發,走過你們所見的那大而可怕的曠野,前往亞摩利山區,來到加低斯·巴尼亞。 20 我對你們說,『我們的上帝耶和華賜給我們的亞摩利山區到了。 21 看啊,你們祖先的上帝耶和華已把那片土地賜給你們,你們要照著祂的應許去佔領那裡,不要懼怕,不要氣餒。』 22 你們來對我說,『我們要先派人去打探那地方,回來好告訴我們當走哪條路,當佔哪些城。』 23 我同意你們的建議,便從你們當中選出十二人,每支派選一人。 24 他們前往山區,到了以實各谷,打探那地方。 25 他們帶回來一些那裡的果子,稟告說,『我們的上帝耶和華賜給我們的地方很好。』

26 「但你們卻違背你們上帝耶和華的命令,不肯上去。 27 你們在帳篷中埋怨說,『耶和華憎恨我們,所以才領我們離開埃及,要把我們交在亞摩利人手裡,讓他們消滅我們。 28 我們怎能上去呢?那些弟兄的報告令我們膽戰心驚,他們說那裡的人比我們高大,城邑雄偉,城牆高達雲霄,還有亞衲人在那裡。』 29 我對你們說,『不要驚慌,不要怕他們。 30 你們的上帝耶和華必帶領你們,為你們爭戰,正如祂當著你們的面在埃及所行的一樣。 31 你們在曠野曾目睹你們的上帝耶和華像父親抱兒子一樣,一路把你們抱到這地方。』 32-33 祂為你們開路,為你們找安營的地方,夜間用火柱、白天用雲柱為你們引路。儘管如此,你們還是不信靠你們的上帝耶和華。

懲罰叛逆

34 「你們的埋怨惹耶和華發怒,祂起誓說, 35 『這邪惡的一代沒有一人能看見我起誓要賜給他們祖先的佳美之地, 36 只有耶孚尼的兒子迦勒能看見,我必把他所踏之地賜給他和他的後代,因為他全心全意地跟從我。』 37 因為你們的緣故,耶和華也向我發怒,說,『你也不能進入那片土地, 38 但你的助手——嫩的兒子約書亞可以進入。你要鼓勵他,因為他將帶領以色列承受那片土地。 39 你們說你們的子女會被擄去,但這些還不知善惡的孩子都將進入那片土地,我要把那裡賜給他們,他們將佔領那裡。 40 而你們要掉頭,沿紅海的路回到曠野。』

41 「於是,你們對我說,『我們得罪了耶和華,現在我們願意遵從我們的上帝耶和華的吩咐,上去作戰。』你們便各自拿起兵器,以為可以輕易攻佔山區。 42 但耶和華讓我告訴你們,『不要上去作戰,以免被敵人擊敗,因為耶和華不會與你們同在。』 43 我把耶和華的話轉告了你們,但你們不聽,違背耶和華的命令,擅自前往山區。 44 住在山區的亞摩利人蜂擁出擊,打敗了你們,從西珥追殺你們,一直追到何珥瑪。 45 你們回來在耶和華面前哭泣,但耶和華不理會你們的哭聲。 46 因此,你們在加低斯住了很久。

The Message

Deuteronomy 1

11-2 These are the sermons Moses preached to all Israel when they were east of the Jordan River in the Arabah Wilderness, opposite Suph, in the vicinity of Paran, Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Dizahab. It takes eleven days to travel from Horeb to Kadesh Barnea following the Mount Seir route.

3-4 It was on the first day of the eleventh month of the fortieth year when Moses addressed the People of Israel, telling them everything God had commanded him concerning them. This came after he had defeated Sihon king of the Amorites, who ruled from Heshbon, and Og king of Bashan, who ruled from Ashtaroth in Edrei. It was east of the Jordan in the land of Moab that Moses set out to explain this Revelation.

Moses Preaches to Israel on the Plains of Moab

He said:

6-8 Back at Horeb, God, our God, spoke to us: “You’ve stayed long enough at this mountain. On your way now. Get moving. Head for the Amorite hills, wherever people are living in the Arabah, the mountains, the foothills, the Negev, the seashore—the Canaanite country and the Lebanon all the way to the big river, the Euphrates. Look, I’ve given you this land. Now go in and take it. It’s the land God promised to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and their children after them.”

9-13 At the time I told you, “I can’t do this, can’t carry you all by myself. God, your God, has multiplied your numbers. Why, look at you—you rival the stars in the sky! And may God, the God-of-Your-Fathers, keep it up and multiply you another thousand times, bless you just as he promised. But how can I carry, all by myself, your troubles and burdens and quarrels? So select some wise, understanding, and seasoned men from your tribes, and I will commission them as your leaders.”

14 You answered me, “Good! A good solution.”

15 So I went ahead and took the top men of your tribes, wise and seasoned, and made them your leaders—leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens, officials adequate for each of your tribes.

16-17 At the same time I gave orders to your judges: “Listen carefully to complaints and accusations between your fellow Israelites. Judge fairly between each person and his fellow or foreigner. Don’t play favorites; treat the little and the big alike; listen carefully to each. Don’t be impressed by big names. This is God’s judgment you’re dealing with. Hard cases you can bring to me; I’ll deal with them.”

18 I issued orders to you at that time regarding everything you would have to deal with.

19-21 Then we set out from Horeb and headed for the Amorite hill country, going through that huge and frightening wilderness that you’ve had more than an eyeful of by now—all under the command of God, our God—and finally arrived at Kadesh Barnea. There I told you, “You’ve made it to the Amorite hill country that God, our God, is giving us. Look, God, your God, has placed this land as a gift before you. Go ahead and take it now. God, the God-of-Your-Fathers, promised it to you. Don’t be afraid. Don’t lose heart.”

22 But then you all came to me and said, “Let’s send some men on ahead to scout out the land for us and bring back a report on the best route to take and the kinds of towns we can expect to find.”

23-25 That seemed like a good idea to me, so I picked twelve men, one from each tribe. They set out, climbing through the hills. They came to the Eshcol Valley and looked it over. They took samples of the produce of the land and brought them back to us, saying, “It’s a good land that God, our God, is giving us!”

26-28 But then you weren’t willing to go up. You rebelled against God, your God’s plain word. You complained in your tents: “God hates us. He hauled us out of Egypt in order to dump us among the Amorites—a death sentence for sure! How can we go up? We’re trapped in a dead end. Our brothers took all the wind out of our sails, telling us, ‘The people are bigger and stronger than we are; their cities are huge, their defenses massive—we even saw Anakite giants there!’”

29-33 I tried to relieve your fears: “Don’t be terrified of them. God, your God, is leading the way; he’s fighting for you. You saw with your own eyes what he did for you in Egypt; you saw what he did in the wilderness, how God, your God, carried you as a father carries his child, carried you the whole way until you arrived here. But now that you’re here, you won’t trust God, your God—this same God who goes ahead of you in your travels to scout out a place to pitch camp, a fire by night and a cloud by day to show you the way to go.”

34-36 When God heard what you said, he exploded in anger. He swore, “Not a single person of this evil generation is going to get so much as a look at the good land that I promised to give to your parents. Not one—except for Caleb son of Jephunneh. He’ll see it. I’ll give him and his descendants the land he walked on because he was all for following God, heart and soul.”

37-40 But I also got it. Because of you God’s anger spilled over onto me. He said, “You aren’t getting in either. Your assistant, Joshua son of Nun, will go in. Build up his courage. He’s the one who will claim the inheritance for Israel. And your babies of whom you said, ‘They’ll be grabbed for plunder,’ and all these little kids who right now don’t even know right from wrong—they’ll get in. I’ll give it to them. Yes, they’ll be the new owners. But not you. Turn around and head back into the wilderness following the route to the Red Sea.”

41 You spoke up, “We’ve sinned against God. We’ll go up and fight, following all the orders that God, our God, has commanded.” You took your weapons and dressed for battle—you thought it would be so easy going into those hills!

42 But God told me, “Tell them, ‘Don’t do it; don’t go up to fight—I’m not with you in this. Your enemies will waste you.’”

43-46 I told you but you wouldn’t listen. You rebelled at the plain word of God. You threw out your chests and strutted into the hills. And those Amorites, who had lived in those hills all their lives, swarmed all over you like a hive of bees, chasing you from Seir all the way to Hormah, a stinging defeat. You came back and wept in the presence of God, but he didn’t pay a bit of attention to you; God didn’t give you the time of day. You stayed there in Kadesh a long time, about as long as you had stayed there earlier.