Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

耶利米書 46

關於埃及的預言

1耶和華把有關列國的事告訴了耶利米先知。 猶大王約西亞的兒子約雅敬執政第四年,埃及王法老尼哥的軍隊在幼發拉底河邊的迦基米施被巴比倫王尼布甲尼撒擊敗。論到埃及,耶和華說:

「要預備大小盾牌,
衝向戰場。
要套好戰車,
騎上戰馬,
擦亮矛槍,
頂盔貫甲。
可是,我看見的是什麼呢?
他們驚慌後退,
勇士敗逃,不敢回頭,
驚恐不安。
這是耶和華說的。
善跑者跑不掉,
強壯者逃不了,
他們仆倒在北面的幼發拉底河邊。

「那如尼羅河漲溢,
如江水奔騰的是誰呢?
埃及如尼羅河漲溢,
如江水奔騰。
她說,『我要漲溢,淹沒大地,
毀滅城邑和其中的居民。』
戰馬奔馳吧!
戰車疾駛吧!
勇士啊,就是那些手拿盾牌的古實人和弗人以及箭法嫺熟的呂底亞人啊,出戰吧!
10 因為這是主——萬軍之耶和華向敵人報仇的日子。
刀劍必吞噬他們,
痛飲他們的血,
因為要在北方的幼發拉底河邊向主——萬軍之耶和華獻祭。
11 埃及人啊,
去基列取乳香吧!
然而,再多的良藥也無法醫治你們。
12 你們的恥辱傳遍列國,
你們的哀哭響徹大地,
你們的勇士彼此碰撞,
倒在一起。」

13 論到巴比倫王尼布甲尼撒要來攻打埃及的事,耶和華對耶利米先知說:

14 「你要在埃及宣佈,在密奪、挪弗和答比匿宣告,
『你們要準備戰鬥,
因為刀劍要吞噬你們周圍的人。』
15 你們的勇士為何仆倒?
他們無法堅立,
因為耶和華擊倒了他們,
16 使他們跌跌絆絆,紛紛倒下。
他們說,『起來,我們回到同胞那裡,回到故鄉吧,
好躲避敵人的刀劍。』
17 他們在那裡喊叫,
『埃及王法老只會虛張聲勢,
他已錯失良機。』」

18 名叫萬軍之耶和華的王說:
「我憑我的永恆起誓,
將有一位要來,
他的氣勢如群山中的他泊山,
又像海邊的迦密山。
19 住在埃及的子民啊,
收拾行裝準備流亡吧!
因為挪弗必被燒毀,
淪為廢墟,杳無人跡。

20 「埃及像頭肥美的母牛犢,
但從北方卻來了牛虻。
21 埃及的傭兵好像肥牛犢,
都轉身逃之夭夭,無力抵擋,
因為他們遭難、受罰的日子到了。

22 「敵軍進攻的時候,
埃及必像蛇一樣嘶嘶地溜走。
敵軍必拿著斧頭蜂擁而來,
像樵夫砍樹一樣攻擊他們。
23 埃及的人口雖然稠密如林,
敵軍必像無數的蝗蟲一樣掃平他們。
這是耶和華說的。
24 埃及人必蒙羞,
落在北方人的手中。」

25 以色列的上帝——萬軍之耶和華說:「看啊,我要懲罰提比斯的神明亞捫和埃及的其他神明、法老、首領以及依靠法老的人。 26 我要把他們交在想殺他們的巴比倫王尼布甲尼撒及其官長手中。然而,日後埃及必再有人居住,如往日一樣。這是耶和華說的。

27 「我的僕人雅各啊,不要害怕!
以色列人啊,不要驚慌!
因為我要從遠方把你們救回來,
使你們從流亡之地歸回。
你們必重返家園,安享太平,
無人攪擾。
28 我的僕人雅各啊,不要害怕,
因為我與你同在。
我曾使你流亡到列國,
我必徹底毀滅列國,
但不會徹底毀滅你,
也不會饒過你,
我必公正地懲治你。
這是耶和華說的。」

New American Standard Bible

Jeremiah 46

Defeat of Pharaoh Foretold

1That which came as the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the nations.

To Egypt, concerning the army of Pharaoh Neco king of Egypt, which was by the Euphrates River at Carchemish, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah:

“Line up the shield and [a]buckler,
And draw near for the battle!
“Harness the horses,
And [b]mount the steeds,
And take your stand with helmets on!
Polish the spears,
Put on the scale-armor!
“Why have I seen it?
They are terrified,
They are drawing back,
And their mighty men are defeated
And have taken refuge in flight,
Without facing back;
[c]Terror is on every side!”
Declares the Lord.
Let not the swift man flee,
Nor the mighty man escape;
In the north beside the river Euphrates
They have stumbled and fallen.
Who is this that rises like the Nile,
Like the rivers whose waters surge about?
Egypt rises like the Nile,
Even like the rivers whose waters surge about;
And He has said, “I will rise and cover that land;
I will surely destroy the city and its inhabitants.”
Go up, you horses, and [d]drive madly, you chariots,
That the mighty men may [e]march forward:
Ethiopia and [f]Put, that handle the shield,
And the [g]Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.
10 For that day belongs to the Lord [h]God of hosts,
A day of vengeance, so as to avenge Himself on His foes;
And the sword will devour and be satiated
And [i]drink its fill of their blood;
For there will be a slaughter for the Lord [j]God of hosts,
In the land of the north by the river Euphrates.
11 Go up to Gilead and obtain balm,
O virgin daughter of Egypt!
In vain have you multiplied [k]remedies;
There is no healing for you.
12 The nations have heard of your shame,
And the earth is full of your cry of distress;
For one warrior has stumbled over [l]another,
And both of them have fallen down together.

13 This is the [m]message which the Lord spoke to Jeremiah the prophet about the coming of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to smite the land of Egypt:

14 “Declare in Egypt and proclaim in Migdol,
Proclaim also in Memphis and Tahpanhes;
Say, ‘Take your stand and get yourself ready,
For the sword has devoured those around you.’
15 “Why have your mighty ones become prostrate?
They do not stand because the Lord has thrust them down.
16 “They have repeatedly stumbled;
Indeed, they have fallen one against another.
Then they said, ‘Get up! And let us go back
To our own people and our native land
Away from the [n]sword of the oppressor.’
17 [o]They cried there, ‘Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a big noise;
He has let the appointed time pass by!’
18 “As I live,” declares the King
Whose name is the Lord of hosts,
“Surely one shall come who looms up like Tabor among the mountains,
Or like Carmel by the sea.
19 “Make your baggage ready for exile,
O daughter dwelling in Egypt,
For Memphis will become a desolation;
It will even be burned down and [p]bereft of inhabitants.
20 “Egypt is a pretty heifer,
But a [q]horsefly is coming from the north—it is coming!
21 “Also her mercenaries in her midst
Are like [r]fattened calves,
For even they too have turned back and have fled away together;
They did not stand their ground.
For the day of their calamity has come upon them,
The time of their punishment.
22 “Its sound moves along like a serpent;
For they move on [s]like an army
And come to her as woodcutters with axes.
23 “They have cut down her forest,” declares the Lord;
“Surely it will no more be found,
Even though [t]they are now more numerous than locusts
And are without number.
24 “The daughter of Egypt has been put to shame,
Given over to the [u]power of the people of the north.”

25 The Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, says, “Behold, I am going to punish Amon of Thebes, and Pharaoh, and Egypt along with her gods and her kings, even Pharaoh and those who trust in him. 26 I shall give them over to the [v]power of those who are seeking their lives, even into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and into the hand of his [w]officers. Afterwards, however, it will be inhabited as in the days of old,” declares the Lord.

27 “But as for you, O Jacob My servant, do not fear,
Nor be dismayed, O Israel!
For, see, I am going to save you from afar,
And your descendants from the land of their captivity;
And Jacob will return and be undisturbed
And secure, with no one making him tremble.
28 “O Jacob My servant, do not fear,” declares the Lord,
“For I am with you.
For I will make a full end of all the nations
Where I have driven you,
Yet I will not make a full end of you;
But I will correct you properly
And by no means leave you unpunished.”

Notas al pie

  1. Jeremiah 46:3 I.e. small shield
  2. Jeremiah 46:4 Or go up, you horsemen
  3. Jeremiah 46:5 Heb Magor-missabib; i.e. Terror is on every side
  4. Jeremiah 46:9 Lit act like madmen
  5. Jeremiah 46:9 Lit go forth
  6. Jeremiah 46:9 I.e. Libya (or Somaliland)
  7. Jeremiah 46:9 Heb Ludim
  8. Jeremiah 46:10 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  9. Jeremiah 46:10 Lit be saturated with
  10. Jeremiah 46:10 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  11. Jeremiah 46:11 Lit healings
  12. Jeremiah 46:12 Lit warrior
  13. Jeremiah 46:13 Lit word
  14. Jeremiah 46:16 Lit oppressing sword
  15. Jeremiah 46:17 Some ancient versions read Call the name of Pharaoh a big noise
  16. Jeremiah 46:19 Lit without
  17. Jeremiah 46:20 Or possibly mosquito
  18. Jeremiah 46:21 Lit of the stall
  19. Jeremiah 46:22 Or in force
  20. Jeremiah 46:23 I.e. trees of the forest, the Egyptians
  21. Jeremiah 46:24 Lit hand
  22. Jeremiah 46:26 Lit hand
  23. Jeremiah 46:26 Lit servants