約書亞記 Joshua


Chapter Verses
23:1
耶和华使以色列人安静,不与四围的一切仇敌争战,已经多日。约书亚年纪老迈,
After a long time had passed and the Lord had given Israel rest from all their enemies around them, Joshua, by then old and well advanced in years,
23:2
就把以色列众人的长老,族长,审判官,并官长都召了来,对他们说,我年纪已经老迈。
summoned all Israel-their elders, leaders, judges and officials-and said to them: "I am old and well advanced in years.
23:3
耶和华你们的神因你们的缘故向那些国所行的一切事,你们亲眼看见了,因那为你们争战的是耶和华你们的神。
You yourselves have seen everything the Lord your God has done to all these nations for your sake; it was the Lord your God who fought for you.
23:4
我所剪除和所剩下的各国,从约旦河起到日落之处的大海,我已经拈阄分给你们各支派为业。
Remember how I have allotted as an inheritance for your tribes all the land of the nations that remain-the nations I conquered-between the Jordan and the Great Sea in the west.
23:5
耶和华你们的神必将他们从你们面前赶出去,使他们离开你们,你们就必得他们的地为业,正如耶和华你们的神所应许的。
The Lord your God himself will drive them out of your way. He will push them out before you, and you will take possession of their land, as the Lord your God promised you.
23:6
所以,你们要大大壮胆,谨守遵行写在摩西律法书上的一切话,不可偏离左右。
Be very strong; be careful to obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, without turning aside to the right or to the left.
23:7
不可与你们中间所剩下的这些国民搀杂。他们的神,你们不可提他的名,不可指着他起誓,也不可事奉,叩拜。
Do not associate with these nations that remain among you; do not invoke the names of their gods or swear by them. You must not serve them or bow down to them.
23:8
只要照着你们到今日所行的,专靠耶和华你们的神。
But you are to hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have until now.
23:9
因为耶和华已经把又大又强的国民从你们面前赶出。直到今日,没有一人在你们面前站立得住。
The Lord has driven out before you great and powerful nations; to this day no one has been able to withstand you.
23:10
你们一人必追赶千人,因耶和华你们的神照他所应许的,为你们争战。
One of you routs a thousand, because the Lord your God fights for you, just as he promised.
23:11
你们要分外谨慎,爱耶和华你们的神。
So be very careful to love the Lord your God.
23:12
你们若稍微转去,与你们中间所剩下的这些国民联络,彼此结亲,互相往来,
But if you turn away and ally yourselves with the survivors of these nations that remain among you and if you intermarry with them and associate with them,
23:13
你们要确实知道,耶和华你们的神必不再将他们从你们眼前赶出。他们却要成为你们的网罗,机槛,肋上的鞭,眼中的刺,直到你们在耶和华你们神所赐的这美地上灭亡。
then you may be sure that the Lord your God will no longer drive out these nations before you. Instead, they will become snares and traps for you, whips on your backs and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land, which the Lord your God has given you.
23:14
我现在要走世人必走的路。你们是一心一意地知道,耶和华你们神所应许赐福与你们的话没有一句落空,都应验在你们身上了。
Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.
23:15
耶和华你们神所应许的一切福气怎样临到你们身上,耶和华也必照样使各样祸患临到你们身上,直到把你们从耶和华你们神所赐的这美地上除灭。
But just as every good promise of the Lord your God has come true, so the Lord will bring on you all the evil he has threatened, until he has destroyed you from this good land he has given you.
23:16
你们若违背耶和华你们神吩咐你们所守的约,去事奉别神,叩拜他,耶和华的怒气必向你们发作,使你们在他所赐的美地上速速灭亡。
If you violate the covenant of the Lord your God, which he commanded you, and go and serve other gods and bow down to them, the Lord 's anger will burn against you, and you will quickly perish from the good land he has given you."