Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

耶利米書 5

耶路撒冷的罪

1耶和華說:

「你們在耶路撒冷街頭四處看看,
在廣場找找,
如果你們能找到一個公正誠實的人,
我就赦免這城。
雖然他們憑永活的耶和華起誓,
卻口是心非。」
耶和華啊,你要的不是誠實嗎?
你責打他們,他們不感到疼痛;
你嚴懲他們,他們仍不受教。
他們屢教不改,
臉比石頭還硬。

我想:「他們貧窮、愚昧,
不明白他們上帝耶和華的道,
也不知道祂的法令。
我要找他們的首領說話,
因為這些首領明白耶和華的道,
知道他們上帝的法令。」
然而,他們卻一致違背耶和華的律法,
不服從祂的法令。
因此,林中的獅子必襲擊他們,
荒野的豺狼必殘害他們,
豹子也蹲伏在他們的城外,
伺機撕裂出城的人,
因為他們罪大惡極,屢屢叛道。

耶和華說:
「耶路撒冷啊,我怎能赦免你呢?
你的兒女背棄我,
憑假神起誓。
我供應他們的一切需要,
他們卻縱情淫亂,
湧向娼妓的家。
他們像吃得肥壯、發情的公馬,
垂涎鄰居的妻子。
我怎能不懲罰他們呢?
我怎能不親自報應這樣的國民呢?
這是耶和華說的。
10 你們要去毀壞她的葡萄園,
但不可徹底毀壞。
要砍掉枝子,
因為那些枝子不屬於耶和華。
11 以色列人和猶大人根本不忠於我。
這是耶和華說的。

12 「他們撒謊說,
『耶和華不會管我們,
我們必不會遇到災禍、戰爭和饑荒。
13 先知的話不過是一陣風,
不是來自上帝,
他們預言的災禍必降臨到自己身上。』」

14 因此,萬軍之上帝耶和華對我說:
「因為他們說了這話,
我要使我的話在你口中成為火,
使他們像柴一樣被燒毀。
15 以色列人啊,我要使一個國家,
一個歷久不衰的古國從遠方來攻擊你們,
你們不明白他們的語言,
也聽不懂他們說的話。
這是耶和華說的。
16 他們都是勇士,
他們的弓箭殺人無數。
17 他們必吞噬你們的兒女、牛羊、
糧食、葡萄和無花果,
用刀劍摧毀你們所依靠的堅城。」

18 耶和華說:「即使在那時,我也不會徹底毀滅你們。 19 耶利米啊,如果有人問,『為什麼我們的上帝耶和華這樣待我們?』你可以對他們說,『你們怎樣背棄耶和華,在自己的土地上供奉外族的神明,也要怎樣在異地他鄉服侍外族人。』

20 「要在猶大向雅各家高聲宣佈,
21 『聽著,你們這群愚昧無知的人啊,
你們視而不見,
聽而不聞。
22 難道你們不敬畏我嗎?
這是耶和華說的。
難道你們在我面前不顫抖嗎?
我以沙石為海的界限,
使水永遠不能越過它。
洶湧的波濤不能逾越,
澎湃的海浪不能漫過。
23 但你們這些人頑固不化,
悖逆成性。
你們離我而去。
24 你們心中從未說,
我們要敬畏我們的上帝耶和華,
祂按時降下秋雨和春雨,
讓我們按時收割。
25 你們的罪過使你們不再風調雨順,
你們的罪惡使你們失去祝福。』
26 我的子民中有惡人,
他們像捕鳥人一樣埋伏等候,
設下網羅陷害人。
27 他們的家裡充滿了詭詐,
就像籠子裝滿了鳥。
他們變得有財有勢,
28 吃得肥胖紅潤,
壞事做盡,不為孤兒伸冤,
不為窮人主持公道。」
29 耶和華說:「我怎能坐視不理呢?
我怎能不懲罰這樣的國家呢?
30 這地方發生了一件令人震驚、恐懼的事,
31 就是先知說假預言,
祭司濫用權力,
我的子民卻以此為樂。
但當最後的結局來臨時,
他們還能做什麼呢?

King James Version

Jeremiah 5

1Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.

And though they say, The Lord liveth; surely they swear falsely.

O Lord, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the Lord, nor the judgment of their God.

I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the Lord, and the judgment of their God: but these have altogether broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.

Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.

How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.

They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbour's wife.

Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Lord: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

10 Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy; but make not a full end: take away her battlements; for they are not the Lord's.

11 For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against me, saith the Lord.

12 They have belied the Lord, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine:

13 And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

14 Wherefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

15 Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith the Lord: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say.

16 Their quiver is as an open sepulchre, they are all mighty men.

17 And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees: they shall impoverish thy fenced cities, wherein thou trustedst, with the sword.

18 Nevertheless in those days, saith the Lord, I will not make a full end with you.

19 And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the Lord our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not your's.

20 Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying,

21 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:

22 Fear ye not me? saith the Lord: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?

23 But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.

24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the Lord our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.

25 Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.

26 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.

27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.

29 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Lord: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

30 A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land;

31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?