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。

New Living Translation

Amos 1

1This message was given to Amos, a shepherd from the town of Tekoa in Judah. He received this message in visions two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam II, the son of Jehoash,[a] was king of Israel.

This is what he saw and heard:

“The Lord’s voice will roar from Zion
    and thunder from Jerusalem!
The lush pastures of the shepherds will dry up;
    the grass on Mount Carmel will wither and die.”

God’s Judgment on Israel’s Neighbors

This is what the Lord says:

“The people of Damascus have sinned again and again,[b]
    and I will not let them go unpunished!
They beat down my people in Gilead
    as grain is threshed with iron sledges.
So I will send down fire on King Hazael’s palace,
    and the fortresses of King Ben-hadad will be destroyed.
I will break down the gates of Damascus
    and slaughter the people in the valley of Aven.
I will destroy the ruler in Beth-eden,
    and the people of Aram will go as captives to Kir,”
    says the Lord.

This is what the Lord says:

“The people of Gaza have sinned again and again,
    and I will not let them go unpunished!
They sent whole villages into exile,
    selling them as slaves to Edom.
So I will send down fire on the walls of Gaza,
    and all its fortresses will be destroyed.
I will slaughter the people of Ashdod
    and destroy the king of Ashkelon.
Then I will turn to attack Ekron,
    and the few Philistines still left will be killed,”
    says the Sovereign Lord.

This is what the Lord says:

“The people of Tyre have sinned again and again,
    and I will not let them go unpunished!
They broke their treaty of brotherhood with Israel,
    selling whole villages as slaves to Edom.
10 So I will send down fire on the walls of Tyre,
    and all its fortresses will be destroyed.”

11 This is what the Lord says:

“The people of Edom have sinned again and again,
    and I will not let them go unpunished!
They chased down their relatives, the Israelites, with swords,
    showing them no mercy.
In their rage, they slashed them continually
    and were unrelenting in their anger.
12 So I will send down fire on Teman,
    and the fortresses of Bozrah will be destroyed.”

13 This is what the Lord says:

“The people of Ammon have sinned again and again,
    and I will not let them go unpunished!
When they attacked Gilead to extend their borders,
    they ripped open pregnant women with their swords.
14 So I will send down fire on the walls of Rabbah,
    and all its fortresses will be destroyed.
The battle will come upon them with shouts,
    like a whirlwind in a mighty storm.
15 And their king[c] and his princes will go into exile together,”
    says the Lord.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Hebrew Joash, a variant spelling of Jehoash.
  2. 1:3 Hebrew have committed three sins, even four; also in 1:6, 9, 11, 13.
  3. 1:15 Hebrew malcam, possibly referring to their god Molech.