Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

以赛亚书 1

1犹大王乌西雅、约坦、亚哈斯和希西迦执政期间,亚摩斯的儿子以赛亚看到了以下有关犹大和耶路撒冷的异象。

上帝责备叛逆的子民

诸天啊,请听!
大地啊,要侧耳听!
耶和华说:
“我把孩子抚育成人,
他们竟然背叛我。
牛认识主人,
驴也认得主人的槽,
以色列却不认识,
我的子民却不明白。”

唉!你们这罪恶的民族,
恶贯满盈的百姓,
作恶的子孙,
败坏的儿女!
你们背弃耶和华,
藐视以色列的圣者,
与祂疏远。

你们为什么一再叛逆?
你们还要受责打吗?
你们已经头破血流,
身心疲惫。
你们已经体无完肤,
从头到脚伤痕累累,
伤口没有清洗,
没有包扎,也没有敷药。

你们的土地荒凉,
城邑化为灰烬。
你们亲眼目睹自己的田园被外族人侵吞、毁坏、变成不毛之地。
仅存的锡安[a]城也像葡萄园里的草棚、
瓜田中的茅舍、
被困无援的孤城。
若不是万军之耶和华让我们一些人存活,
我们早就像所多玛和蛾摩拉一样灭亡了。

10 你们这些“所多玛”的首领啊,
要聆听耶和华的话!
你们这些“蛾摩拉”的百姓啊,
要侧耳听我们上帝的训诲!
11 耶和华说:
“你们献上许多祭物,对我有什么用呢?
我厌烦公绵羊的燔祭和肥畜的脂肪,
我不喜欢公牛、羊羔和公山羊的血。

12 “你们来敬拜我的时候,
谁要求你们带着这些来践踏我的院宇呢?
13 不要再带毫无意义的祭物了。
我憎恶你们烧的香,
厌恶你们的朔日[b]、安息日和大会。
你们又作恶又举行庄严的聚会,
令我无法容忍。
14 我憎恶你们的朔日及其他节期,
它们成了我的重担,
令我厌倦。
15 你们举手祷告,我必掩面不理。
即使你们祷告再多,
我也不会听,
因为你们双手沾满鲜血。
16 你们要洗净自己,
停止作恶,
不要让我再看见你们的恶行。
17 你们要学习行善,
追求正义,
帮助受欺压的,
替孤儿辩护,
为寡妇申冤。”
18 耶和华说:
“来吧,我们彼此理论!
你们的罪虽如猩红,
也必洁白如雪;
你们的罪虽如绯红,
也必白如羊毛。
19 如果你们愿意听从,
就必享用这地方的美好出产。
20 如果你们执意叛逆,
就必丧身刀下。”
这是耶和华亲口说的。
21 耶路撒冷啊,
你这忠贞的妻子竟变成了妓女!
你从前充满公平,
是公义之家,
现在却住着凶手。
22 你曾经像银子,现在却像渣滓;
曾经像美酒,现在却像搀了水的酒。
23 你的首领是叛逆之徒,
与盗贼为伍,
个个收受贿赂,
贪图好处,
不为孤儿辩护,
不替寡妇申冤。

24 所以,主——万军之耶和华,
以色列的大能者说:
“我要向我的敌人报仇雪恨。
25 我必攻击你,
用碱炼净你的渣滓,
除尽你的杂质。
26 我必像从前一样赐你审判官和谋士。
之后,你必被称为公义之城、
忠信之邑。”

27 耶和华必因祂的公正救赎锡安,
必因祂的公义拯救城中悔改的人。
28 但叛逆之辈和犯罪之徒必遭毁灭,
背弃耶和华的人必灭亡。
29 你们必因在橡树下,
在你们选择的园子里祭拜偶像而蒙羞。
30 你们必像枯萎的橡树,
又如无水的园子。
31 你们中间有权势的人必因他们的恶行而遭毁灭,
好像火花点燃枯木,无人能救。

Footnotes

  1. 1:8 锡安”又称“耶路撒冷”。
  2. 1:13 朔日”即每月初一。

Amplified Bible

Isaiah 1

Rebellion of God’s People

1The vision of [the prophet] Isaiah the son of Amoz concerning [the kingdom of] Judah and [its capital] Jerusalem, which he saw [as revealed by God] during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.


Hear, O heavens, and listen, O earth;
For the Lord has spoken:
“I have reared and brought up sons,
But they have rebelled against Me and have broken away.

“The ox [instinctively] knows its owner,
And the donkey its master’s feeding trough,
But Israel does not know [Me as Lord],
My people do not understand.”


Ah, sinful nation,
A people loaded down with wickedness [with sin, with injustice, with wrongdoing],
Offspring of evildoers,
Sons who behave corruptly!
They have abandoned (rejected) the Lord,
They have despised the Holy One of Israel [provoking Him to anger],
They have turned away from Him.


Why should you be stricken and punished again [since no change results from it]?
You [only] continue to rebel.
The whole head is sick
And the whole heart is faint and sick.

From the sole of the foot even to the head
There is nothing healthy in the nation’s body,
Only bruises, welts, and raw wounds,
Not pressed out or bandaged,
Nor softened with oil [as a remedy].


Your land lies desolate [because of your disobedience],
Your cities are burned with fire,
Your fields—strangers are devouring them in your very presence;
It is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

The Daughter of Zion (Jerusalem) is left like a [deserted] shelter in a vineyard,
Like a watchman’s hut in a cucumber field, like a besieged city [isolated, surrounded by devastation].

If the Lord of hosts
Had not left us a few survivors,
We would be like Sodom,
We would be like Gomorrah.

God Has Had Enough

10 
Hear the word of the Lord [rulers of Jerusalem],
You rulers of [another] Sodom,
Listen to the law and instruction of our God,
You people of [another] Gomorrah.
11 
“What are your multiplied sacrifices to Me [without your repentance]?”
Says the Lord.
“I have had enough of [your] burnt offerings of rams
And the fat of well-fed cattle [without your obedience];
And I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls or lambs or goats [offered without repentance].
12 
“When you come to appear before Me,
Who requires this of you, this trampling of My [temple] courts [by your sinful feet]?
13 
“Do not bring worthless offerings again,
[Your] incense is repulsive to Me;
[Your] New Moon and Sabbath [observances], the calling of assemblies—
I cannot endure wickedness [your sin, your injustice, your wrongdoing] and [the squalor of] the festive assembly.
14 
“I hate [the hypocrisy of] your New Moon festivals and your appointed feasts.
They have become a burden to Me;
I am weary of bearing them.
15 
“So when you spread out your hands [in prayer, pleading for My help],
I will hide My eyes from you;
Yes, even though you offer many prayers,
I will not be listening.
Your hands are full of blood!

16 
“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;
Get your evil deeds out of My sight.
Stop doing evil,
17 
Learn to do good.
Seek justice,
Rebuke the ruthless,
Defend the fatherless,
Plead for the [rights of the] widow [in court].

“Let Us Reason”

18 
“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord.
[a]Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be like wool.
19 
“If you are willing and obedient,
You shall eat the best of the land;
20 
But if you refuse and rebel,
You shall be devoured by the sword.”
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

Zion Corrupted, to Be Redeemed

21 
How the faithful city has become a prostitute [idolatrous, despicable],
She who was full of justice!
Right standing with God once lodged in her,
But now murderers.
22 
Your silver has turned to [b]lead,
Your wine is diluted with water.
23 
Your rulers are rebels
And companions of thieves;
Everyone loves bribes
And chases after gifts.
They do not defend the fatherless,
Nor does the widow’s cause come before them [instead they delay or turn a deaf ear].

24 
Therefore the Lord God of hosts,
The Mighty One of Israel, declares:
“Ah, I will be freed of My adversaries
And avenge Myself on My enemies.
25 
“And I will turn My hand against you,
And will [thoroughly] purge away your dross as with lye
And remove all your tin (impurity).
26 
“Then I will restore your judges as at the first,
And your counselors as at the beginning;
Afterward you will be called the city of righteousness,
The faithful city.”

27 
Zion will be redeemed with justice
And her repentant ones with righteousness.
28 
But rebels and sinners will be crushed and destroyed together,
And those who abandon (turn away from) the Lord will be consumed (perish).
29 
For you will be ashamed [of the degradation] of the oaks in which you took [idolatrous] pleasure,
And you will be ashamed of the gardens [of passion] which you have chosen [for pagan worship].
30 
For you will be like an oak whose leaf withers and dies
And like a garden that has no water.
31 
The strong man will become tinder,
And his work a spark.
So both will burn together
And there will be none to quench them.

Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 1:18 There was a legend among the rabbis that on the Day of Atonement a scarlet woolen thread was tied to the door of the temple, and when the scapegoat reached the wilderness (Lev 16:10), if the sins of Israel were forgiven the thread would miraculously turn white.
  2. Isaiah 1:22 Lit galena.