Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

耶利米書 17

猶大的罪與罰

1「猶大人的罪是用鐵筆記錄的,用鑽石鐫刻的,寫在了他們心坎上和祭壇角上。 他們的兒女沒有忘記綠樹下、高崗上、 山野間的祭壇和亞舍拉神像。因為他們境內的罪惡,我必使敵人擄掠他們的財寶和神廟。 他們必失去我賜給他們的產業,被敵人擄到異鄉做奴隸,因為他們激起了我的怒火,永難熄滅。」

耶和華說:
「信靠世人、倚靠血肉之軀、
背叛耶和華的人該受咒詛!
這樣的人毫無福樂,
像沙漠中的灌木。
他要住在曠野中乾旱無人的鹽鹼地。
信靠耶和華、倚靠耶和華的人有福了!
這樣的人像一棵栽在水邊的樹,
根扎入水中,
不怕炎熱,不怕乾旱,
綠葉如蔭,不斷結果。

「人心比什麼都詭詐,
無可救藥,
誰能識透呢?
10 我耶和華鑒察人心,
察看人的意念,
按照人的行為報應人。」

11 謀取不義之財的人就像孵其他鳥蛋的鷓鴣,
他中年便會失去不義之財,
最後成了愚昧之人。

12 我們的聖殿是從太初就矗立在高處的榮耀寶座。
13 耶和華啊,你是以色列的盼望。
背棄你的人必蒙羞,
背叛你的人必像寫在塵土上的名字一樣消逝,
因為他們背棄了耶和華——活水的源泉。
14 耶和華啊,
你醫治我,我必痊癒;
你拯救我,我必脫離危難,
因為你是我所讚美的。
15 人們常譏諷我說:「耶和華說的那些事在哪裡?
怎麼還沒有實現呢?」
16 但我並沒有逃避牧養你子民的工作,
也沒有求你降禍給他們。
你知道我說的每一句話。
17 你是我患難中的避難所,
求你不要使我恐懼。
18 願你使那些迫害我的人蒙羞,
不要使我蒙羞;
願你使他們驚慌,
不要使我驚慌。
求你使他們大禍臨頭,
徹底毀滅他們。

遵守安息日

19 耶和華對我說:「你去站在猶大君王出入的城門前和耶路撒冷的各城門前, 20 宣告,『從這些城門進出的猶大君王、百姓以及耶路撒冷的居民啊,你們都要聽耶和華的話。 21 耶和華說,如果你們想保住性命,就要小心,不要在安息日帶貨物進耶路撒冷的城門, 22 也不要從家中運出貨物,不要在安息日做任何工作。要按照我對你們祖先的吩咐守安息日為聖日。 23 然而,他們卻不聽,毫不理會,頑固不化,不肯受教。

24 「『耶和華說,你們要留心聽我的話,在安息日不可運貨物進耶路撒冷的城門,不可做任何工作,要守安息日為聖日。 25 這樣,坐大衛寶座的君王及其官員必乘車騎馬和猶大人以及耶路撒冷的居民從城門出入。這城必永遠有人居住。 26 人們必帶著燔祭、平安祭、素祭、乳香和感恩祭從猶大的城邑、耶路撒冷四周、便雅憫地區、丘陵、山區和南地去耶和華的殿。 27 但如果你們不聽我的話,不守安息日為聖日,仍在安息日運貨物進耶路撒冷的城門,我必在各城門點起無法撲滅的大火,燒毀耶路撒冷的宮殿。』」

New International Version

Jeremiah 17

1“Judah’s sin is engraved with an iron tool,
    inscribed with a flint point,
on the tablets of their hearts
    and on the horns of their altars.
Even their children remember
    their altars and Asherah poles[a]
beside the spreading trees
    and on the high hills.
My mountain in the land
    and your[b] wealth and all your treasures
I will give away as plunder,
    together with your high places,
    because of sin throughout your country.
Through your own fault you will lose
    the inheritance I gave you.
I will enslave you to your enemies
    in a land you do not know,
for you have kindled my anger,
    and it will burn forever.”

This is what the Lord says:

“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
    who draws strength from mere flesh
    and whose heart turns away from the Lord.
That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;
    they will not see prosperity when it comes.
They will dwell in the parched places of the desert,
    in a salt land where no one lives.

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
    whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
    that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
    its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
    and never fails to bear fruit.”

The heart is deceitful above all things
    and beyond cure.
    Who can understand it?

10 “I the Lord search the heart
    and examine the mind,
to reward each person according to their conduct,
    according to what their deeds deserve.”

11 Like a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay
    are those who gain riches by unjust means.
When their lives are half gone, their riches will desert them,
    and in the end they will prove to be fools.

12 A glorious throne, exalted from the beginning,
    is the place of our sanctuary.
13 Lord, you are the hope of Israel;
    all who forsake you will be put to shame.
Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust
    because they have forsaken the Lord,
    the spring of living water.

14 Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed;
    save me and I will be saved,
    for you are the one I praise.
15 They keep saying to me,
    “Where is the word of the Lord?
    Let it now be fulfilled!”
16 I have not run away from being your shepherd;
    you know I have not desired the day of despair.
    What passes my lips is open before you.
17 Do not be a terror to me;
    you are my refuge in the day of disaster.
18 Let my persecutors be put to shame,
    but keep me from shame;
let them be terrified,
    but keep me from terror.
Bring on them the day of disaster;
    destroy them with double destruction.

Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy

19 This is what the Lord said to me: “Go and stand at the Gate of the People,[c] through which the kings of Judah go in and out; stand also at all the other gates of Jerusalem. 20 Say to them, ‘Hear the word of the Lord, you kings of Judah and all people of Judah and everyone living in Jerusalem who come through these gates. 21 This is what the Lord says: Be careful not to carry a load on the Sabbath day or bring it through the gates of Jerusalem. 22 Do not bring a load out of your houses or do any work on the Sabbath, but keep the Sabbath day holy, as I commanded your ancestors. 23 Yet they did not listen or pay attention; they were stiff-necked and would not listen or respond to discipline. 24 But if you are careful to obey me, declares the Lord, and bring no load through the gates of this city on the Sabbath, but keep the Sabbath day holy by not doing any work on it, 25 then kings who sit on David’s throne will come through the gates of this city with their officials. They and their officials will come riding in chariots and on horses, accompanied by the men of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, and this city will be inhabited forever. 26 People will come from the towns of Judah and the villages around Jerusalem, from the territory of Benjamin and the western foothills, from the hill country and the Negev, bringing burnt offerings and sacrifices, grain offerings and incense, and bringing thank offerings to the house of the Lord. 27 But if you do not obey me to keep the Sabbath day holy by not carrying any load as you come through the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle an unquenchable fire in the gates of Jerusalem that will consume her fortresses.’”

Notas al pie

  1. Jeremiah 17:2 That is, wooden symbols of the goddess Asherah
  2. Jeremiah 17:3 Or hills / and the mountains of the land. / Your
  3. Jeremiah 17:19 Or Army