Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

約珥書 1

1以下是耶和華對毗土珥的兒子約珥所說的話。

嚴重的蝗災

長老們啊,請聽我說!
地上的所有居民啊,要留心聽!
在你們或你們祖先的時代可曾發生過這樣的事?
要把這事告訴你們的子子孫孫,
傳到世世代代!

蝗蟲吃剩的,蝻子來吃;
蝻子吃剩的,蚱蜢來吃;
蚱蜢吃剩的,螞蚱來吃[a]

醉漢啊,醒過來哭泣吧!
貪杯的人啊,哀號吧!
你們再無美酒可飲了。
有一群兇猛的蝗蟲侵犯我的國土,
牠們不計其數,
有雄獅的獠牙和母獅的利齒。
牠們毀壞我的葡萄樹和無花果樹,
剝光樹皮,
只留下光禿的樹枝。

我的子民啊,你們要像死了未婚夫的少女,
穿上喪服痛哭哀號。
耶和華殿中的素祭[b]和奠祭[c]都停止了,
事奉耶和華的祭司都哀傷。
10 田園荒廢,遍地淒涼,
五穀盡毀,
再也沒有新酒和油了。

11 農夫啊,你們要憂傷!
照料葡萄園的人啊,
你們要哀號!
因為田間的大麥和小麥全毀了。
12 葡萄樹枯死,
無花果樹凋殘,
石榴樹、棕樹、蘋果樹等田野的一切樹木枯乾。
人間的歡樂消逝了。

13 祭司啊,穿著喪服痛哭吧;
在祭壇前事奉的人啊,要哀號;
我上帝的僕人啊,要披上麻衣過夜;
因為再無素祭和奠祭獻到你們上帝的殿中了。

14 你們要定一個禁食的日子,
舉行莊嚴的聚會,
召集全國的長老和人民,
到你們的上帝耶和華的殿中,
向耶和華呼求。

15 太可怕了!耶和華的日子近了,
那是全能者施行毀滅的日子。
16 我們的糧食斷絕了,
我們上帝殿中的歡樂消失了。

17 種子在土裡腐爛,
五穀乾死,倉庫荒廢,
穀倉被拆毀。

18 牲畜哀鳴,
牛群因找不到草場而四處亂竄,
羊群也受苦。

19 耶和華啊,我向你呼求,
因為火焰吞滅了曠野的草場,
烈火燒光了田野的樹木。
20 田野的走獸向你呼求,
因為溪水已經枯乾,
火也燒盡了曠野的草場。

  1. 1·4 蝗蟲蝻子蚱蜢螞蚱」四個詞希伯來語的確切意思很難考證。
  2. 1·9 素祭就是獻上五穀、麵粉之類的供物,參見利未記2章。
  3. 1·9 奠祭就是獻上新釀的酒。

Amplified Bible

Joel 1

1The word of the Lord that came to [a]Joel, the son of Pethuel.

The Devastation of Locusts


Hear this, O elders,
Listen closely, all inhabitants of the land!
Has such a thing as this occurred in your days,
Or even in the days of your fathers?

Tell your children about it,
And let your children tell their children,
And their children the next generation.


What the gnawing locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten;
And what the swarming locust has left, the creeping locust has eaten;
And what the creeping locust has left, the stripping locust has eaten [in judgment of Judah].

Awake [from your intoxication], you drunkards, and weep;
Wail, all you drinkers of wine,
Because of the [fresh] sweet wine
That is cut off from your mouth.

For a [pagan and hostile] nation has invaded My land [like locusts],
Mighty and without number;
Its teeth are the teeth of a lion,
And it has the fangs of a lioness.

It has made My vine (My people) a waste and object of horror,
And splintered and broken My fig tree.
It has stripped them completely bare and thrown them away;
Their branches have become white.


Wail like a virgin [bride] clothed with [b]sackcloth
For the bridegroom of her youth [who has died].

The [daily] grain offering and the drink offering are cut off
From the house of the Lord;
The priests mourn
Who minister to the Lord.
10 
The field is ruined,
The ground mourns;
For the grain is ruined,
The new wine is dried up,
The fresh oil fails.
11 
Be ashamed, O farmers;
Wail, O vinedressers,
For the wheat and for the barley,
Because the harvest of the field has perished.
12 
The vine dries up
And the fig tree fails;
The pomegranate, the palm also, and the apple tree,
All the trees of the field dry up,
Indeed, joy dries up and withdraws
From the sons of men.

13 
Clothe yourselves with sackcloth
And lament (cry out in grief), O priests;
Wail, O ministers of the altar!
Come, spend the night in sackcloth [and pray without ceasing],
O ministers of my God,
For the grain offering and the drink offering
Are withheld from the house of your God.

Starvation and Drought

14 
Consecrate a fast,
Proclaim a solemn assembly,
Gather the elders
And all the inhabitants of the land
To the house of the Lord your God,
And cry out to the Lord [in penitent pleadings].
15 
Alas for the day!
For the [judgment] day of the Lord is at hand,
And it will come [upon the nation] as a destruction from the [c]Almighty.
16 
Has not the food been cut off before our eyes,
Joy and gladness from the house of our God?
17 
The seeds [of grain] shrivel under the clods,
The storehouses are desolate and empty,
The barns are in ruins
Because the grain is dried up.
18 
How the animals groan!
The herds of cattle are bewildered and wander aimlessly
Because they have no pasture;
Even the flocks of sheep suffer.
19 
O Lord, I cry out to You,
For fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness,
And the flame has burned up all the trees of the field.
20 
Even the wild animals pant [in longing] for You;
For the water brooks are dried up
And fire has consumed the pastures of the wilderness.

  1. Joel 1:1 Joel was a prophet of Judah, the Southern Kingdom, and possibly a contemporary of Elisha. After the united kingdom divided, the Kingdom of Judah consisted primarily of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin. Judah continued to be ruled by the kings of the Davidic line. Jerusalem was the capital city of Judah. The name “Joel” means “The Lord is God.”
  2. Joel 1:8 A coarse cloth made from goat’s hair. It was worn as a sign of mourning or as an act of penitence.
  3. Joel 1:15 Heb Shaddai.