Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

弥迦书 1

1犹大王约坦、亚哈斯和希西迦执政期间,耶和华把祂的话传给了摩利沙人弥迦。他看到了有关撒玛利亚和耶路撒冷的异象。

审判将临

万民啊,
你们都要听!
大地和地上的万物啊,
你们要侧耳倾听!
主耶和华从祂的圣殿里作证指控你们。
看啊,耶和华离开祂的居所,
从天降临,
脚踏大地的高处。
群山在祂脚下熔化,
犹如火中的蜡;
山谷崩裂,
岩石如水沿山坡倾泻。
这一切都是因为雅各的叛逆,
以色列家的罪恶。
雅各的叛逆在哪里呢?
岂不是在撒玛利亚吗?
犹大的丘坛在哪里呢?
岂不是在耶路撒冷吗?
“所以,我耶和华要使撒玛利亚沦为荒野的废墟,
成为种葡萄的地方。
我要把她的石头抛进山谷,
直到露出她的根基。
她所有的神像都要被打碎,
她所得的淫资都要化为灰烬;
我要毁灭她的一切偶像。
她以淫资得来的偶像,
也要被用作妓女的淫资。”

先知的哀伤

为此,我要痛哭哀号,
我要赤身光脚而行,
像豺狼哀嚎,
如鸵鸟悲鸣。
因为撒玛利亚的创伤无法救治,
已经祸及犹大,
直逼我百姓的城门,直逼耶路撒冷。
10 不要在迦特宣扬,
也不要哭泣,
要在伯·亚弗拉的灰尘中打滚。
11 沙斐的居民啊,
你们将赤身露体,
被羞辱地掳去。
撒南的居民不敢出城,
伯·以薛在痛哭,
你们已失去它的庇护。
12 玛律的居民痛苦不堪,
渴望得到拯救,
因为耶和华已把灾难降到耶路撒冷的城门。
13 拉吉的居民啊,
用骏马套车逃命吧!
是你们首先唆使锡安城犯罪,
在你们身上看到了以色列的罪恶。
14 去向摩利设·迦特赠送告别礼物吧!
亚革悉人必令以色列诸王受骗上当。
15 玛利沙的居民啊,
我要使征服者到你们那里。
以色列的领袖[a]要躲到亚杜兰。

16 犹大人啊,你们要剃光头发,
为你们所爱的儿女悲伤;
要剃得如秃鹰一样光秃,
因为他们要被掳到远方。

Footnotes

  1. 1:15 以色列的领袖”希伯来文是“以色列的荣耀”。

New Living Translation

Micah 1

1The Lord gave this message to Micah of Moresheth during the years when Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah were kings of Judah. The visions he saw concerned both Samaria and Jerusalem.

Grief over Samaria and Jerusalem

Attention! Let all the people of the world listen!
    Let the earth and everything in it hear.
The Sovereign Lord is making accusations against you;
    the Lord speaks from his holy Temple.
Look! The Lord is coming!
    He leaves his throne in heaven
    and tramples the heights of the earth.
The mountains melt beneath his feet
    and flow into the valleys
like wax in a fire,
    like water pouring down a hill.
And why is this happening?
    Because of the rebellion of Israel[a]
    yes, the sins of the whole nation.
Who is to blame for Israel’s rebellion?
    Samaria, its capital city!
Where is the center of idolatry in Judah?
    In Jerusalem, its capital!

“So I, the Lord, will make the city of Samaria
    a heap of ruins.
Her streets will be plowed up
    for planting vineyards.
I will roll the stones of her walls into the valley below,
    exposing her foundations.
All her carved images will be smashed.
    All her sacred treasures will be burned.
These things were bought with the money
    earned by her prostitution,
and they will now be carried away
    to pay prostitutes elsewhere.”

Therefore, I will mourn and lament.
    I will walk around barefoot and naked.
I will howl like a jackal
    and moan like an owl.
For my people’s wound
    is too deep to heal.
It has reached into Judah,
    even to the gates of Jerusalem.

10 Don’t tell our enemies in Gath[b];
    don’t weep at all.
You people in Beth-leaphrah,[c]
    roll in the dust to show your despair.
11 You people in Shaphir,[d]
    go as captives into exile—naked and ashamed.
The people of Zaanan[e]
    dare not come outside their walls.
The people of Beth-ezel[f] mourn,
    for their house has no support.
12 The people of Maroth[g] anxiously wait for relief,
    but only bitterness awaits them
as the Lord’s judgment reaches
    even to the gates of Jerusalem.

13 Harness your chariot horses and flee,
    you people of Lachish.[h]
You were the first city in Judah
    to follow Israel in her rebellion,
    and you led Jerusalem[i] into sin.
14 Send farewell gifts to Moresheth-gath[j];
    there is no hope of saving it.
The town of Aczib[k]
    has deceived the kings of Israel.
15 O people of Mareshah,[l]
    I will bring a conqueror to capture your town.
And the leaders[m] of Israel
    will go to Adullam.

16 Oh, people of Judah, shave your heads in sorrow,
    for the children you love will be snatched away.
Make yourselves as bald as a vulture,
    for your little ones will be exiled to distant lands.

Footnotes

  1. 1:5 Hebrew Jacob; also in 1:5b. The names “Jacob” and “Israel” are often interchanged throughout the Old Testament, referring sometimes to the individual patriarch and sometimes to the nation.
  2. 1:10a Gath sounds like the Hebrew term for “tell.”
  3. 1:10b Beth-leaphrah means “house of dust.”
  4. 1:11a Shaphir means “pleasant.”
  5. 1:11b Zaanan sounds like the Hebrew term for “come out.”
  6. 1:11c Beth-ezel means “adjoining house.”
  7. 1:12 Maroth sounds like the Hebrew term for “bitter.”
  8. 1:13a Lachish sounds like the Hebrew term for “team of horses.”
  9. 1:13b Hebrew the daughter of Zion.
  10. 1:14a Moresheth sounds like the Hebrew term for “gift” or “dowry.”
  11. 1:14b Aczib means “deception.”
  12. 1:15a Mareshah sounds like the Hebrew term for “conqueror.”
  13. 1:15b Hebrew the glory.