Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

以賽亞書 34

審判列國

1列國啊,近前來聽吧!

列邦啊,留心聽吧!
大地和地上的萬物、世界和世上的一切都要聽。
因為耶和華向列國發怒,
向他們的軍隊發烈怒。
祂要毀滅他們,殺盡他們。
他們必曝屍在外,
臭氣燻天,
血浸山嶺。
天上的萬象必融化,
穹蒼像書卷捲起;
星辰隕落,
像凋零的葡萄葉,
又像枯落的無花果。
耶和華的刀劍在天上飽飲了血後,
必降下來懲罰以東——祂決意要毀滅的民族。
祂的刀沾滿了血和脂肪,
如同羊羔、公山羊的血和公綿羊腎臟上的脂肪。
因為耶和華要在波斯拉獻祭,
在以東大行殺戮。
他們像野牛、牛犢和公牛一樣倒下。
他們的土地被血浸透,
土壤被脂肪覆蓋。
因為這是耶和華報應的日子,
是祂為錫安報仇之年。
以東的河流要變為瀝青,
土壤要變成硫磺,
大地要成為燃燒的瀝青,
10 晝夜燃燒,濃煙滾滾,
永不止息。
以東必世世代代荒廢,
人蹤絕跡。
11 鵜鶘和刺蝟必佔據那裡,
貓頭鷹和烏鴉必在那裡做窩。
耶和華要用準繩和線錘丈量以東,
使它空虛混沌。
12 以東沒有一個顯貴可以做王,
那裡所有的首領全都消失。

13 那裡的宮殿荊棘叢生,
蒺藜、刺草遍佈堅城,
成了野狗的巢穴和鴕鳥的住處。
14 在那裡,豺狼和曠野的其他走獸出沒,
野山羊對叫,
夜間的怪物棲息,
找到安歇之處。
15 貓頭鷹要在那裡做窩,
產卵,孵化,
把幼鳥保護在翅膀底下,
鷙鳥也成雙成對地聚集在那裡。

16 你們要去查考、閱讀耶和華的書卷:
以上的動物一個也不會少,
無一缺少配偶。
因為這是耶和華親口說的,
祂的靈必把牠們聚在一起。
17 祂親手為牠們抽籤,
用準繩為牠們分地。
牠們必永遠佔據那裡,
世世代代住在那裡。

New International Version - UK

Isaiah 34

Judgment against the nations

1Come near, you nations, and listen;
    pay attention, you peoples!
Let the earth hear, and all that is in it,
    the world, and all that comes out of it!
The Lord is angry with all nations;
    his wrath is on all their armies.
He will totally destroy[a] them,
    he will give them over to slaughter.
Their slain will be thrown out,
    their dead bodies will stink;
    the mountains will be soaked with their blood.
All the stars in the sky will be dissolved
    and the heavens rolled up like a scroll;
all the starry host will fall
    like withered leaves from the vine,
    like shrivelled figs from the fig-tree.

My sword has drunk its fill in the heavens;
    see, it descends in judgment on Edom,
    the people I have totally destroyed.
The sword of the Lord is bathed in blood,
    it is covered with fat –
the blood of lambs and goats,
    fat from the kidneys of rams.
For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah
    and a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
And the wild oxen will fall with them,
    the bull calves and the great bulls.
Their land will be drenched with blood,
    and the dust will be soaked with fat.

For the Lord has a day of vengeance,
    a year of retribution, to uphold Zion’s cause.
Edom’s streams will be turned into pitch,
    her dust into burning sulphur;
    her land will become blazing pitch!
10 It will not be quenched night or day;
    its smoke will rise for ever.
From generation to generation it will lie desolate;
    no one will ever pass through it again.
11 The desert owl[b] and screech owl[c] will possess it;
    the great owl[d] and the raven will nest there.
God will stretch out over Edom
    the measuring line of chaos
    and the plumb-line of desolation.
12 Her nobles will have nothing there to be called a kingdom,
    all her princes will vanish away.
13 Thorns will overrun her citadels,
    nettles and brambles her strongholds.
She will become a haunt for jackals,
    a home for owls.
14 Desert creatures will meet with hyenas,
    and wild goats will bleat to each other;
there the night creatures will also lie down
    and find for themselves places of rest.
15 The owl will nest there and lay eggs,
    she will hatch them, and care for her young
    under the shadow of her wings;
there also the falcons will gather,
    each with its mate.

16 Look in the scroll of the Lord and read:

None of these will be missing,
    not one will lack her mate.
For it is his mouth that has given the order,
    and his Spirit will gather them together.
17 He allots their portions;
    his hand distributes them by measure.
They will possess it for ever
    and dwell there from generation to generation.

Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 34:2 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them; also in verse 5.
  2. Isaiah 34:11 The precise identification of these birds is uncertain.
  3. Isaiah 34:11 The precise identification of these birds is uncertain.
  4. Isaiah 34:11 The precise identification of these birds is uncertain.