耶利米書 Jeremiah


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37:1
约西亚的儿子西底家代替约雅敬的儿子哥尼雅为王,是巴比伦王尼布甲尼撒立在犹大地作王的。
Zedekiah son of Josiah was made king of Judah by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; he reigned in place of Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim.
37:2
但西底家和他的臣仆,并国中的百姓,都不听从耶和华借先知耶利米所说的话。
Neither he nor his attendants nor the people of the land paid any attention to the words the Lord had spoken through Jeremiah the prophet.
37:3
西底家王打发示利米雅的儿子犹甲,和祭司玛西雅的儿子西番雅,去见先知耶利米,说,求你为我们祷告耶和华我们的神。
King Zedekiah, however, sent Jehucal son of Shelemiah with the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah to Jeremiah the prophet with this message: "Please pray to the Lord our God for us."
37:4
那时耶利米在民中出入,因为他们还没有把他囚在监里。
Now Jeremiah was free to come and go among the people, for he had not yet been put in prison.
37:5
法老的军队已经从埃及出来,那围困耶路撒冷的迦勒底人听见他们的风声,就拔营离开耶路撒冷去了。
Pharaoh's army had marched out of Egypt, and when the Babylonians who were besieging Jerusalem heard the report about them, they withdrew from Jerusalem.
37:6
耶和华的话临到先知耶利米说,
Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet:
37:7
耶和华以色列的神如此说,犹大王打发你们来求问我,你们要如此对他说,那出来帮助你们法老的军队必回埃及本国去。
This is what the Lord , the God of Israel, says: Tell the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of me, 'Pharaoh's army, which has marched out to support you, will go back to its own land, to Egypt.
37:8
迦勒底人必再来攻打这城,并要攻取,用火焚烧。
Then the Babylonians will return and attack this city; they will capture it and burn it down.'
37:9
耶和华如此说,你们不要自欺说迦勒底人必定离开我们,因为他们必不离开。
This is what the Lord says: Do not deceive yourselves, thinking, 'The Babylonians will surely leave us.' They will not!
37:10
你们即便杀败了与你们争战的迦勒底全军,但剩下受伤的人也必各人从帐棚里起来,用火焚烧这城。
Even if you were to defeat the entire Babylonian army that is attacking you and only wounded men were left in their tents, they would come out and burn this city down."
37:11
迦勒底的军队因怕法老的军队,拔营离开耶路撒冷的时候,
After the Babylonian army had withdrawn from Jerusalem because of Pharaoh's army,
37:12
耶利米就杂在民中出离耶路撒冷,要往便雅悯地去,在那里得自己的地业。
Jeremiah started to leave the city to go to the territory of Benjamin to get his share of the property among the people there.
37:13
他到了便雅悯门那里,有守门官名叫伊利雅,是哈拿尼亚的孙子,示利米雅的儿子,他就拿住先知耶利米,说,你是投降迦勒底人哪。
But when he reached the Benjamin Gate, the captain of the guard, whose name was Irijah son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah, arrested him and said, "You are deserting to the Babylonians!"
37:14
耶利米说,你这是谎话,我并不是投降迦勒底人。伊利雅不听他的话,就拿住他,解到首领那里。
That's not true! Jeremiah said. "I am not deserting to the Babylonians." But Irijah would not listen to him; instead, he arrested Jeremiah and brought him to the officials.
37:15
首领恼怒耶利米,就打了他,将他囚在文士约拿单的房屋中,因为他们以这房屋当作监牢。
They were angry with Jeremiah and had him beaten and imprisoned in the house of Jonathan the secretary, which they had made into a prison.
37:16
耶利米来到狱中,进入牢房,在那里囚了多日。
Jeremiah was put into a vaulted cell in a dungeon, where he remained a long time.
37:17
西底家王打发人提出他来,在自己的宫内私下问他说,从耶和华有什么话临到没有。耶利米说,有。又说,你必交在巴比伦王手中。
Then King Zedekiah sent for him and had him brought to the palace, where he asked him privately, "Is there any word from the Lord ?" "Yes," Jeremiah replied, "you will be handed over to the king of Babylon."
37:18
耶利米又对西底家王说,我在什么事上得罪你,或你的臣仆,或这百姓,你竟将我囚在监里呢?
Then Jeremiah said to King Zedekiah, "What crime have I committed against you or your officials or this people, that you have put me in prison?
37:19
对你们预言巴比伦王必不来攻击你们和这地的先知,现今在哪里呢?
Where are your prophets who prophesied to you, 'The king of Babylon will not attack you or this land'
37:20
主我的王阿,求你现在垂听,准我在你面前的恳求,不要使我回到文士约拿单的房屋中,免得我死在那里。
But now, my lord the king, please listen. Let me bring my petition before you: Do not send me back to the house of Jonathan the secretary, or I will die there."
37:21
于是,西底家王下令,他们就把耶利米交在护卫兵的院中,每天从饼铺街取一个饼给他,直到城中的饼用尽了。这样,耶利米仍在护卫兵的院中。
King Zedekiah then gave orders for Jeremiah to be placed in the courtyard of the guard and given bread from the street of the bakers each day until all the bread in the city was gone. So Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guard.