Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

阿摩司書 1

1猶大王烏西雅、約阿施的兒子以色列王耶羅波安執政期間,大地震前兩年,提哥亞的牧人阿摩司看到了關於以色列的異象。以下是阿摩司的話。

他說:
「耶和華在錫安[a]怒吼,
在耶路撒冷呼喊。
牧人的草場枯乾,
迦密山頂枯黃。」

對亞蘭的審判

耶和華說:
「大馬士革人三番四次地犯罪,
我必不收回對他們的懲罰,
因為他們用打糧食的鐵器蹂躪基列。
所以我要降火在哈薛王家,
燒毀便·哈達王的城堡。
我要折斷大馬士革城的門閂,
剷除亞文平原[b]的居民和伯·伊甸的掌權者,
使亞蘭人被擄到吉珥[c]
這是耶和華說的。」

對非利士的審判

耶和華說:
「迦薩人三番四次地犯罪,
我必不收回對他們的懲罰,
因為他們把被擄之人全都帶走,
賣到以東做奴隸。
所以,我要降火在迦薩的城牆上,
燒毀它的城堡。
我要剷除亞實突的居民和亞實基倫的掌權者,
伸手攻擊以革倫,
剩下的非利士人都要滅亡。
這是主耶和華說的。」

對泰爾的審判

耶和華說:
「泰爾人三番四次地犯罪,
我必不收回對他們的懲罰,
因為他們背棄弟兄之盟,
把被擄之人都賣到以東。
10 所以,我要降火在泰爾的城牆上,
燒毀它的城堡。」

對以東的審判

11 耶和華說:
「以東人三番四次地犯罪,
我必不收回對他們的懲罰,
因為他們拔刀追趕自己的弟兄,
沒有半點憐憫之心;
他們怒氣不息,永懷憤怒。
12 所以,我要降火在提幔,
燒毀波斯拉的城堡。」

對亞捫的審判

13 耶和華說:
「亞捫人三番四次地犯罪,
我必不收回對他們的懲罰,
因為他們為了擴張領土,
竟剖開基列孕婦的肚腹。
14 所以,我要在戰爭的吶喊聲中,
在暴風雨吹襲的時候,
降火在拉巴的城牆上,
燒毀它的城堡。
15 他們的君王和首領都要被擄。
這是耶和華說的。」

Notas al pie

  1. 1·2 錫安」位於耶路撒冷北部,即大衛城,有時用來指耶路撒冷。
  2. 1·5 亞文平原」希伯來文是「邪惡谷」。亞文平原和伯·伊甸皆屬於亞蘭人。
  3. 1·5 吉珥的位置不詳,亞蘭人原來自吉珥。

Amplified Bible

Amos 1

Judgment on Neighboring Nations

1The words of Amos, who was among the sheepherders of [a]Tekoa, which he saw [in a divine revelation] concerning [b]Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.


And he said,
“The Lord thunders and roars from Zion [in judgment]
And utters His voice from Jerusalem;
Then the pastures of the shepherds mourn,
And the summit of [Mount] Carmel dries up [because of God’s judgment].”


Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of Damascus and for four (multiplied delinquencies)
I shall not reverse its punishment or revoke My word concerning it,
Because they have threshed Gilead [east of the Jordan River] with sharp iron sledges [having spikes that crushed and shredded].

“So I will send a fire [of war, conquest, and destruction] upon the house of [c]Hazael,
And it shall devour the palaces and strongholds of [d]Ben-hadad (Hazael’s son).

“I also will break the bar [of the gate] of Damascus,
And cut off and destroy the inhabitant from the Valley of Aven (Wickedness),
And the ruler who holds the scepter, from Beth-eden (Damascus);
And the people of Aram [conquered by the Assyrians] will go into exile to [e]Kir,”
Says the Lord.


Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of Gaza [in Philistia] and for four (multiplied delinquencies)
I will not reverse its punishment or revoke My word concerning it,
Because [as slave traders] they took captive the entire [Jewish] population [of defenseless Judean border villages, of which none was spared]
And deported them to Edom [for the slave trade].

“So I will send a fire [of war, conquest, and destruction] on the wall of Gaza
And it shall consume her citadels.

“And I will cut off and destroy the inhabitants from Ashdod,
And the ruler who holds the scepter, from Ashkelon;
And I will unleash My power and turn My hand [in judgment] against Ekron,
And the rest of the Philistines [in Gath and the towns dependent on these four Philistine cities] shall die,”
Says the Lord God.


Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of Tyre and for four (multiplied delinquencies)
I will not reverse its punishment or revoke My word concerning it,
Because they [as middlemen] deported an entire [Jewish] population to Edom
And did not [seriously] remember their covenant of brotherhood.
10 
“So I will send a fire [of war, conquest, and destruction] on the wall of Tyre,
And it shall consume her citadels.”

11 
Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of Edom [the descendants of Esau] and for four (multiplied delinquencies)
I will not reverse its punishment or revoke My word concerning it,
Because he pursued his brother Jacob (Israel) with the sword,
Corrupting and stifling his compassions and casting off all mercy;
His destructive anger raged continually,
And he maintained [and nurtured] his wrath forever.
12 
“So I will send a fire [of war, conquest, and destruction] upon Teman,
And it shall consume the citadels of Bozrah [in Edom].”

13 
Thus says the Lord,
“For three transgressions of the children of [f]Ammon and for four (multiplied delinquencies)
I will not reverse its punishment or revoke My word concerning it,
Because the Ammonites have ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead,
That they might enlarge their border.
14 
“So I will kindle a fire [of war, conquest, and destruction] on the wall of Rabbah [in Ammon]
And it shall devour its strongholds
Amid war cries and shouts of alarm on the day of battle,
And a tempest on the day of the whirlwind [when the enemy captures the city].
15 
“Their king shall go into exile,
He and his princes together,” says the Lord.

Notas al pie

  1. Amos 1:1 Tekoa was a small town in Judah about 10 miles south of Jerusalem.
  2. Amos 1:1 Amos was from the Southern Kingdom, Judah, but his message of divine judgment was primarily directed to the Northern Kingdom, Israel.
  3. Amos 1:4 Hazael ruled from Damascus (842-796 b.c.) as king of Aram (Syria). He was an important official in the court of Hadadezer whom he assassinated and then succeeded.
  4. Amos 1:4 Ben-hadad succeeded his father and ruled from 796-775 b.c.
  5. Amos 1:5 Perhaps back to the homeland of the Arameans (Syrians). Its location is uncertain.
  6. Amos 1:13 Descendants of Ben-ammi, the son born to Lot and his younger daughter (Gen 19:30-38).