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。

New Living Translation

Deuteronomy 1

Introduction to Moses’ First Address

1These are the words that Moses spoke to all the people of Israel while they were in the wilderness east of the Jordan River. They were camped in the Jordan Valley[a] near Suph, between Paran on one side and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Di-zahab on the other.

Normally it takes only eleven days to travel from Mount Sinai[b] to Kadesh-barnea, going by way of Mount Seir. But forty years after the Israelites left Egypt, on the first day of the eleventh month,[c] Moses addressed the people of Israel, telling them everything the Lord had commanded him to say. This took place after he had defeated King Sihon of the Amorites, who ruled in Heshbon, and at Edrei had defeated King Og of Bashan, who ruled in Ashtaroth.

While the Israelites were in the land of Moab east of the Jordan River, Moses carefully explained the Lord’s instructions as follows.

The Command to Leave Sinai

“When we were at Mount Sinai, the Lord our God said to us, ‘You have stayed at this mountain long enough. It is time to break camp and move on. Go to the hill country of the Amorites and to all the neighboring regions—the Jordan Valley, the hill country, the western foothills,[d] the Negev, and the coastal plain. Go to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, and all the way to the great Euphrates River. Look, I am giving all this land to you! Go in and occupy it, for it is the land the Lord swore to give to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and to all their descendants.’”

Moses Appoints Leaders from Each Tribe

Moses continued, “At that time I told you, ‘You are too great a burden for me to carry all by myself. 10 The Lord your God has increased your population, making you as numerous as the stars! 11 And may the Lord, the God of your ancestors, multiply you a thousand times more and bless you as he promised! 12 But you are such a heavy load to carry! How can I deal with all your problems and bickering? 13 Choose some well-respected men from each tribe who are known for their wisdom and understanding, and I will appoint them as your leaders.’

14 “Then you responded, ‘Your plan is a good one.’ 15 So I took the wise and respected men you had selected from your tribes and appointed them to serve as judges and officials over you. Some were responsible for a thousand people, some for a hundred, some for fifty, and some for ten.

16 “At that time I instructed the judges, ‘You must hear the cases of your fellow Israelites and the foreigners living among you. Be perfectly fair in your decisions 17 and impartial in your judgments. Hear the cases of those who are poor as well as those who are rich. Don’t be afraid of anyone’s anger, for the decision you make is God’s decision. Bring me any cases that are too difficult for you, and I will handle them.’

18 “At that time I gave you instructions about everything you were to do.

Scouts Explore the Land

19 “Then, just as the Lord our God commanded us, we left Mount Sinai and traveled through the great and terrifying wilderness, as you yourselves remember, and headed toward the hill country of the Amorites. When we arrived at Kadesh-barnea, 20 I said to you, ‘You have now reached the hill country of the Amorites that the Lord our God is giving us. 21 Look! He has placed the land in front of you. Go and occupy it as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has promised you. Don’t be afraid! Don’t be discouraged!’

22 “But you all came to me and said, ‘First, let’s send out scouts to explore the land for us. They will advise us on the best route to take and which towns we should enter.’

23 “This seemed like a good idea to me, so I chose twelve scouts, one from each of your tribes. 24 They headed for the hill country and came to the valley of Eshcol and explored it. 25 They picked some of its fruit and brought it back to us. And they reported, ‘The land the Lord our God has given us is indeed a good land.’

Israel’s Rebellion against the Lord

26 “But you rebelled against the command of the Lord your God and refused to go in. 27 You complained in your tents and said, ‘The Lord must hate us. That’s why he has brought us here from Egypt—to hand us over to the Amorites to be slaughtered. 28 Where can we go? Our brothers have demoralized us with their report. They tell us, “The people of the land are taller and more powerful than we are, and their towns are large, with walls rising high into the sky! We even saw giants there—the descendants of Anak!”’

29 “But I said to you, ‘Don’t be shocked or afraid of them! 30 The Lord your God is going ahead of you. He will fight for you, just as you saw him do in Egypt. 31 And you saw how the Lord your God cared for you all along the way as you traveled through the wilderness, just as a father cares for his child. Now he has brought you to this place.’

32 “But even after all he did, you refused to trust the Lord your God, 33 who goes before you looking for the best places to camp, guiding you with a pillar of fire by night and a pillar of cloud by day.

34 “When the Lord heard your complaining, he became very angry. So he solemnly swore, 35 ‘Not one of you from this wicked generation will live to see the good land I swore to give your ancestors, 36 except Caleb son of Jephunneh. He will see this land because he has followed the Lord completely. I will give to him and his descendants some of the very land he explored during his scouting mission.’

37 “And the Lord was also angry with me because of you. He said to me, ‘Moses, not even you will enter the Promised Land! 38 Instead, your assistant, Joshua son of Nun, will lead the people into the land. Encourage him, for he will lead Israel as they take possession of it. 39 I will give the land to your little ones—your innocent children. You were afraid they would be captured, but they will be the ones who occupy it. 40 As for you, turn around now and go on back through the wilderness toward the Red Sea.[e]

41 “Then you confessed, ‘We have sinned against the Lord! We will go into the land and fight for it, as the Lord our God has commanded us.’ So your men strapped on their weapons, thinking it would be easy to attack the hill country.

42 “But the Lord told me to tell you, ‘Do not attack, for I am not with you. If you go ahead on your own, you will be crushed by your enemies.’

43 “This is what I told you, but you would not listen. Instead, you again rebelled against the Lord’s command and arrogantly went into the hill country to fight. 44 But the Amorites who lived there came out against you like a swarm of bees. They chased and battered you all the way from Seir to Hormah. 45 Then you returned and wept before the Lord, but he refused to listen. 46 So you stayed there at Kadesh for a long time.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Hebrew the Arabah; also in 1:7.
  2. 1:2 Hebrew Horeb, another name for Sinai; also in 1:6, 19.
  3. 1:3 Hebrew In the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month. This day in the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred in January or February.
  4. 1:7 Hebrew the Shephelah.
  5. 1:40 Hebrew sea of reeds.