Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

耶利米哀歌 1

淒慘的耶路撒冷

1從前人煙稠密的城,
現在何其荒涼!
從前揚威萬邦的強國,
現在竟像寡婦一樣。
從前在諸省做公主的,
現在卻淪為奴婢。

她在夜間痛哭,淚流滿面。
情人中沒有一個前來安慰。
朋友都出賣她,與她為敵。

猶大飽受苦難和奴役,
被擄往遠方,流落異邦,
找不到安居之所。
她在走投無路之際被追敵擒獲。

通往錫安[a]的道路滿目淒涼,
因為無人前去過節。
她的城門冷落,
她的祭司悲歎,
她的少女哀傷,她痛苦不已。

敵人做了她的主人,
興旺發達。
因為她作惡多端,
耶和華叫她飽受困苦,
她的孩子被敵人擄去。

錫安的尊榮消逝,
她的首領像找不到草吃的鹿,
無力逃脫敵人的追趕。

在困苦流離中,
耶路撒冷想起昔日的榮華。
如今,她的人民落在敵人手中,
無人援救。
仇敵看見她,都嘲笑她的滅亡。

耶路撒冷罪大惡極,
淪為污穢之物。
從前尊重她的人看見她赤身裸體,就蔑視她。
她只能哀歎、退避。

她的裙子沾滿污穢,
她未曾想過自己的結局。
她的敗落無比淒慘,
無人安慰。
她哭喊道:「耶和華啊,
仇敵已經獲勝,
求你垂顧我的苦難!」

10 敵人伸手奪去她的一切珍寶。
她目睹外族人闖入聖殿——那是耶和華禁止他們進入的地方。

11 她的人民呻吟著四處覓食,
用珍寶換取糧食維生。

耶路撒冷的哀歎

她說:「耶和華啊,求你眷顧我,
因為我被人蔑視。

12 「路人啊,你們都無動於衷嗎?
你們看看,
耶和華向我發烈怒,降禍於我,
還有誰比我更痛苦呢?

13 「祂從高天降下火來,
焚燒我的骨頭;
祂在我腳前設下網羅,
使我返回;
祂使我淒涼孤寂,終日痛苦。

14 「我的罪惡連接成軛,
祂親手把它們編在一起,
綁在我的頸項上,
使我精疲力盡。
主把我交給我無力抵擋的敵人。

15 「主藐視我所有的勇士,
召集軍隊攻擊我,
打垮我的青年。
主踐踏猶大人[b]
如同在榨酒池踩踏。

16 「我為此哭泣,
淚流滿面,
卻無人安慰、鼓勵我。
我的兒女淒涼孤苦,
因為仇敵已經得勝。」

17 錫安伸手求助,卻無人理睬。
耶和華已命四周鄰國與雅各為敵。
耶路撒冷在他們當中成了污穢之物。

18 「但耶和華是公義的,
因為我違背了祂的命令。
萬國啊,請聽我的話,
看看我的痛苦!
我的年輕男女都被擄去。

19 「我向情人們求助,
他們卻欺騙我。
我的祭司和長老在覓食求生時,
倒斃在城中。

20 「耶和華啊,
看看我是多麼痛苦!
我的內臟攪動,
我的心靈翻騰,
因為我背叛了你。
街上有屠殺,
家中有死亡。

21 「人們聽見我的哀歎,
卻無人安慰我。
敵人看見你降給我的災難,
都幸災樂禍。
願你應許的審判之日來臨,
叫他們像我一樣受苦!

22 「願他們的惡行都擺在你眼前!
你怎樣因我的罪惡而懲罰我,
願你也照樣懲罰他們!
我歎息不絕,心中哀傷。」

Notas al pie

  1. 1·4 錫安」又稱「耶路撒冷」。
  2. 1·15 猶大人」希伯來文是「猶大的純潔少女」。

New Living Translation

Lamentations 1

Sorrow in Jerusalem

1Jerusalem, once so full of people,
    is now deserted.
She who was once great among the nations
    now sits alone like a widow.
Once the queen of all the earth,
    she is now a slave.

She sobs through the night;
    tears stream down her cheeks.
Among all her lovers,
    there is no one left to comfort her.
All her friends have betrayed her
    and become her enemies.

Judah has been led away into captivity,
    oppressed with cruel slavery.
She lives among foreign nations
    and has no place of rest.
Her enemies have chased her down,
    and she has nowhere to turn.

The roads to Jerusalem[a] are in mourning,
    for crowds no longer come to celebrate the festivals.
The city gates are silent,
    her priests groan,
her young women are crying—
    how bitter is her fate!

Her oppressors have become her masters,
    and her enemies prosper,
for the Lord has punished Jerusalem
    for her many sins.
Her children have been captured
    and taken away to distant lands.

All the majesty of beautiful Jerusalem[b]
    has been stripped away.
Her princes are like starving deer
    searching for pasture.
They are too weak to run
    from the pursuing enemy.

In the midst of her sadness and wandering,
    Jerusalem remembers her ancient splendor.
But now she has fallen to her enemy,
    and there is no one to help her.
Her enemy struck her down
    and laughed as she fell.

Jerusalem has sinned greatly,
    so she has been tossed away like a filthy rag.
All who once honored her now despise her,
    for they have seen her stripped naked and humiliated.
All she can do is groan
    and hide her face.

She defiled herself with immorality
    and gave no thought to her future.
Now she lies in the gutter
    with no one to lift her out.
Lord, see my misery,” she cries.
    “The enemy has triumphed.”

10 The enemy has plundered her completely,
    taking every precious thing she owns.
She has seen foreigners violate her sacred Temple,
    the place the Lord had forbidden them to enter.

11 Her people groan as they search for bread.
    They have sold their treasures for food to stay alive.
“O Lord, look,” she mourns,
    “and see how I am despised.

12 “Does it mean nothing to you, all you who pass by?
    Look around and see if there is any suffering like mine,
which the Lord brought on me
    when he erupted in fierce anger.

13 “He has sent fire from heaven that burns in my bones.
    He has placed a trap in my path and turned me back.
He has left me devastated,
    racked with sickness all day long.

14 “He wove my sins into ropes
    to hitch me to a yoke of captivity.
The Lord sapped my strength and turned me over to my enemies;
    I am helpless in their hands.

15 “The Lord has treated my mighty men
    with contempt.
At his command a great army has come
    to crush my young warriors.
The Lord has trampled his beloved city[c]
    like grapes are trampled in a winepress.

16 “For all these things I weep;
    tears flow down my cheeks.
No one is here to comfort me;
    any who might encourage me are far away.
My children have no future,
    for the enemy has conquered us.”

17 Jerusalem reaches out for help,
    but no one comforts her.
Regarding his people Israel,[d]
    the Lord has said,
“Let their neighbors be their enemies!
    Let them be thrown away like a filthy rag!”

18 “The Lord is right,” Jerusalem says,
    “for I rebelled against him.
Listen, people everywhere;
    look upon my anguish and despair,
for my sons and daughters
    have been taken captive to distant lands.

19 “I begged my allies for help,
    but they betrayed me.
My priests and leaders
    starved to death in the city,
even as they searched for food
    to save their lives.

20 Lord, see my anguish!
    My heart is broken
and my soul despairs,
    for I have rebelled against you.
In the streets the sword kills,
    and at home there is only death.

21 “Others heard my groans,
    but no one turned to comfort me.
When my enemies heard about my troubles,
    they were happy to see what you had done.
Oh, bring the day you promised,
    when they will suffer as I have suffered.

22 “Look at all their evil deeds, Lord.
    Punish them,
as you have punished me
    for all my sins.
My groans are many,
    and I am sick at heart.”

Notas al pie

  1. 1:4 Hebrew Zion; also in 1:17.
  2. 1:6 Hebrew of the daughter of Zion.
  3. 1:15 Hebrew the virgin daughter of Judah.
  4. 1:17 Hebrew Jacob. The names “Jacob” and “Israel” are often interchanged throughout the Old Testament, referring sometimes to the individual patriarch and sometimes to the nation.