Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

耶利米書 1

1希勒迦的兒子耶利米是便雅憫境內亞拿突城的一位祭司,以下是他的話。 猶大王亞們的兒子約西亞執政第十三年,耶和華的話傳給了耶利米。 從猶大王約西亞的兒子約雅敬開始執政,一直到約西亞的另一個兒子西底迦做猶大王的第十一年五月,就是耶路撒冷的居民被擄之日,耶和華的話常常傳給耶利米。

耶利米蒙召

耶和華對我說:
「我還沒有使你在母腹中成形,就認識你;
你還未出生,我已使你聖潔,
立你做萬國的先知。」

我回答說:「主耶和華啊,我太年輕,不懂得怎樣說話。」 耶和華卻說:

「不要說你太年輕,
我派你去誰那裡,
你就去誰那裡;
我吩咐你說什麼,
你就說什麼。
誰也不要怕,
因為我與你同在,
我必拯救你。
這是耶和華說的。」

然後,耶和華伸手摸我的口,對我說:「看啊,我已把我的話放在你口中。 10 今日,我派你到列邦列國去拔掉、拆除、毀滅、推翻、建造和栽植。」

兩個異象

11 耶和華又對我說:「耶利米,你看見什麼?」我說:「我看見一根杏樹枝。」 12 耶和華說:「不錯。我必實現我說過的話。」

13 耶和華又對我說:「你看見什麼?」我回答說:「我看見一鍋煮沸的水,從北方傾倒下來。」 14 耶和華說:「不錯。因為有災禍要從北方降臨到這地方的一切居民。 15 我要召來北方各國,他們要在耶路撒冷的城門自立王位,攻打耶路撒冷周圍的城牆和猶大各城邑。這是耶和華說的。 16 我要審判他們,因為他們犯罪作惡,背棄我,給別的神明燒香,又跪拜自己製造的神像。 17 現在,你要做好準備,去把我吩咐你的話告訴他們。不要懼怕他們,不然我將使你在他們面前充滿恐懼。 18 看啊,今天我已使你成為堅城、鐵柱、銅牆,來對抗整個猶大,對抗猶大的君王、首領、祭司和境內的眾民。 19 他們必攻擊你,但絕不能勝過你,因為我與你同在,我必拯救你。這是耶和華說的。」

New Living Translation

Jeremiah 1

1These are the words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, one of the priests from the town of Anathoth in the land of Benjamin. The Lord first gave messages to Jeremiah during the thirteenth year of the reign of Josiah son of Amon, king of Judah.[a] The Lord’s messages continued throughout the reign of King Jehoiakim, Josiah’s son, until the eleventh year of the reign of King Zedekiah, another of Josiah’s sons. In August[b] of that eleventh year the people of Jerusalem were taken away as captives.

Jeremiah’s Call and First Visions

The Lord gave me this message:

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
    Before you were born I set you apart
    and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”

“O Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I can’t speak for you! I’m too young!”

The Lord replied, “Don’t say, ‘I’m too young,’ for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you. And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the Lord, have spoken!” Then the Lord reached out and touched my mouth and said,

“Look, I have put my words in your mouth!
10 Today I appoint you to stand up
    against nations and kingdoms.
Some you must uproot and tear down,
    destroy and overthrow.
Others you must build up
    and plant.”

11 Then the Lord said to me, “Look, Jeremiah! What do you see?”

And I replied, “I see a branch from an almond tree.”

12 And the Lord said, “That’s right, and it means that I am watching,[c] and I will certainly carry out all my plans.”

13 Then the Lord spoke to me again and asked, “What do you see now?”

And I replied, “I see a pot of boiling water, spilling from the north.”

14 “Yes,” the Lord said, “for terror from the north will boil out on the people of this land. 15 Listen! I am calling the armies of the kingdoms of the north to come to Jerusalem. I, the Lord, have spoken!

“They will set their thrones
    at the gates of the city.
They will attack its walls
    and all the other towns of Judah.
16 I will pronounce judgment
    on my people for all their evil—
for deserting me and burning incense to other gods.
    Yes, they worship idols made with their own hands!

17 “Get up and prepare for action.
    Go out and tell them everything I tell you to say.
Do not be afraid of them,
    or I will make you look foolish in front of them.
18 For see, today I have made you strong
    like a fortified city that cannot be captured,
    like an iron pillar or a bronze wall.
You will stand against the whole land—
    the kings, officials, priests, and people of Judah.
19 They will fight you, but they will fail.
    For I am with you, and I will take care of you.
    I, the Lord, have spoken!”

Notas al pie

  1. 1:2 The thirteenth year of Josiah’s reign was 627 B.c.
  2. 1:3 Hebrew In the fifth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. A number of events in Jeremiah can be cross-checked with dates in surviving Babylonian records and related accurately to our modern calendar. The fifth month in the eleventh year of Zedekiah’s reign occurred within the months of August and September 586 B.c. Also see 52:12 and the note there.
  3. 1:12 The Hebrew word for “watching” (shoqed) sounds like the word for “almond tree” (shaqed).