New Amharic Standard Version

ዕንባቆም 2:1-20

1በመጠበቂያ ላይ እቆማለሁ፤

በምሽጒ ቅጥር ላይ ወጥቼ እቈያለሁ፤

ምን እንደሚለኝ፣

ለክርክሩም2፥1 ወይም በተገሠጽሁ ጊዜ የምሰጠውን ምላሽ የምሰጠውን መልስ ለማወቅ እጠባበቃለሁ።

የእግዚአብሔር መልስ

2እግዚአብሔርም እንዲህ ሲል መለሰ፤

“በቀላሉ እንዲነበብ፣

ራእዩን ጻፈው፤

በሰሌዳም ላይ ቅረጸው።

3ራእዩ የተወሰነለትን ጊዜ ይጠብቃልና፤

ስለ መጨረሻውም ይናገራል፤

እርሱም አይዋሽም፤

የሚዘገይ ቢመስልም ጠብቀው፤

በርግጥ ይመጣል2፥3 የሚመጣ ሰው እንዳለ የሚያመለክቱ አሉ።፤ ከቶም አይዘገይም።

4“እነሆ፤ እርሱ ታብዮአል፤

ምኞቱ ቀና አይደለም፤

ጻድቅ ግን በእምነት2፥4 በታማኝነቱ የሚሉ አሉ። ይኖራል።

5በእርግጥ የወይን ጠጅ አታሎታል፤

ትዕቢተኛ ነው፤ ከቶ አያርፍም፤

እንደ ሲኦል2፥5 መቃብር የሚሉ አሉ። ስስታም ነው፣

እንደ ሞት ከቶ አይጠግብም፤

ሕዝቦችን ለራሱ ይሰበስባል፤

ሰዎችንም ሁሉ ማርኮ ይወስዳል።

6“ታዲያ በእንደዚህ ዐይነቱ ሰው ላይ በማፌዝና በመዘበት እንዲህ እያሉ ሁሉም አይሣለቁበትምን?

“የተሰረቀውን ሸቀጥ ለራሱ ለሚያከማች፣

ራሱን በዐመፅ ባለጠጋ ለሚያደርግ ወዮለት!

ይህ የሚቀጥለውስ እስከ መቼ ነው?”

7ባለ ዕዳ2፥7 ወይም አበዳሪ ያደረግሃቸው ድንገት አይነሡብህምን?

ነቅተውስ አያስደነግጡህምን?

በእጃቸውም ትወድቃለህ።

8አንተ ብዙ ሕዝብ ስለ ዘረፍህ፣

የተረፉት ሕዝቦች ይዘርፉሃል፤

የሰው ደም አፍሰሃልና፤

አገሮችንና ከተሞችን፣ በውስጣቸው የሚኖሩትን ሁሉ አጥፍተሃል።

9“በተጭበረበረ ትርፍ መኖሪያውን ለሚገነባ፣

ከጠላት እጅ ለማምለጥ፣

ቤቱን በከፍታ ላይ ለሚሠራ ወዮለት!

10የብዙ ሰዎች ነፍስ እንዲጠፋ አሢረሃል፤

በገዛ ቤትህ ላይ ውርደትን፣ በራስህም ላይ ጥፋትን አምጥተሃል።

11ድንጋይ ከቅጥሩ ውስጥ ይጮኻል፤

ከዕንጨት የተሠሩ ተሸካሚዎችም ይመልሱለታል።

12“ከተማን ደም በማፍሰስ ለሚሠራ፣

በወንጀልም ለሚመሠርታት ወዮለት።

13ሰዎች ለእሳት ማገዶ እንዲሆን እንዲለፉ፣

ሕዝቦችም በከንቱ እንዲደክሙ፣

እግዚአብሔር ጸባኦት ወስኖ የለምን?

14ውሃ ባሕርን እንደሚሸፍን ሁሉ፣

ምድርም የእግዚአብሔርን ክብር በማወቅ ትሞላለችና።

15“ኀፍረተ ሥጋቸውን ለማየት፤

ባልንጀሮቹን ለሚያጠጣ፣

እስኪሰክሩም ድረስ ወይን ለሚቀዳላቸው ወዮለት!

16በክብር ፈንታ ዕፍረት ትሞላለህ፤

አሁን ደግሞ ተራው የአንተ ነውና፤ ጠጣ፤ ኀፍረተ ሥጋህም ይገለጥ፤

በእግዚአብሔር ቀኝ እጅ ያለው ጽዋ ይመለስብሃል፤

ክብርህንም ውርደት ይሸፍነዋል።

17በሊባኖስ ላይ የሠራኸው ግፍ ያጥለቀልቅሃል፤

እንስሳቱን ማጥፋትህም ያስደነግጥሃል፤

የሰው ደም አፍሰሃልና፤

አገሮችንና ከተሞችን በውስጣቸው የሚኖሩትንም ሁሉ አጥፍተሃልና።

18“የሰው እጅ የቀረጸው ጣዖት፣

ሐሰትንም የሚናገር ምስል ምን ፋይዳ አለው?

ሠሪው በገዛ እጁ ሥራ ይታመናልና፣

መናገር የማይችሉ ጣዖታትን ይሠራልና።

19ዕንጨቱን፣ ‘ንቃ!’

ሕይወት የሌለውንም ድንጋይ፣ ‘ተነሣ!’ ለሚል ወዮለት፤

በውኑ ማስተማር ይችላልን?

እነሆ፤ በወርቅና በብር ተለብጦአል፤

እስትንፋስም የለውም።

20እግዚአብሔር ግን በተቀደሰ መቅደሱ አለ፣

ምድር ሁሉ በፊቱ ጸጥ ትበል።

New International Version

Habakkuk 2:1-20

1I will stand at my watch

and station myself on the ramparts;

I will look to see what he will say to me,

and what answer I am to give to this complaint.2:1 Or and what to answer when I am rebuked

The Lord’s Answer

2Then the Lord replied:

“Write down the revelation

and make it plain on tablets

so that a herald2:2 Or so that whoever reads it may run with it.

3For the revelation awaits an appointed time;

it speaks of the end

and will not prove false.

Though it linger, wait for it;

it2:3 Or Though he linger, wait for him; / he will certainly come

and will not delay.

4“See, the enemy is puffed up;

his desires are not upright—

but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness2:4 Or faith

5indeed, wine betrays him;

he is arrogant and never at rest.

Because he is as greedy as the grave

and like death is never satisfied,

he gathers to himself all the nations

and takes captive all the peoples.

6“Will not all of them taunt him with ridicule and scorn, saying,

“ ‘Woe to him who piles up stolen goods

and makes himself wealthy by extortion!

How long must this go on?’

7Will not your creditors suddenly arise?

Will they not wake up and make you tremble?

Then you will become their prey.

8Because you have plundered many nations,

the peoples who are left will plunder you.

For you have shed human blood;

you have destroyed lands and cities and everyone in them.

9“Woe to him who builds his house by unjust gain,

setting his nest on high

to escape the clutches of ruin!

10You have plotted the ruin of many peoples,

shaming your own house and forfeiting your life.

11The stones of the wall will cry out,

and the beams of the woodwork will echo it.

12“Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed

and establishes a town by injustice!

13Has not the Lord Almighty determined

that the people’s labor is only fuel for the fire,

that the nations exhaust themselves for nothing?

14For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord

as the waters cover the sea.

15“Woe to him who gives drink to his neighbors,

pouring it from the wineskin till they are drunk,

so that he can gaze on their naked bodies!

16You will be filled with shame instead of glory.

Now it is your turn! Drink and let your nakedness be exposed2:16 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls, Aquila, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Septuagint) and stagger!

The cup from the Lord’s right hand is coming around to you,

and disgrace will cover your glory.

17The violence you have done to Lebanon will overwhelm you,

and your destruction of animals will terrify you.

For you have shed human blood;

you have destroyed lands and cities and everyone in them.

18“Of what value is an idol carved by a craftsman?

Or an image that teaches lies?

For the one who makes it trusts in his own creation;

he makes idols that cannot speak.

19Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Come to life!’

Or to lifeless stone, ‘Wake up!’

Can it give guidance?

It is covered with gold and silver;

there is no breath in it.”

20The Lord is in his holy temple;

let all the earth be silent before him.