阿摩司書 Amos


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5:1
以色列家阿,要听我为你们所作的哀歌。
Hear this word, O house of Israel, this lament I take up concerning you:
5:2
以色列民(原文作处女)跌倒,不得再起,躺在地上,无人搀扶。
Fallen is Virgin Israel, never to rise again, deserted in her own land, with no one to lift her up.
5:3
主耶和华如此说,以色列家的城,发出一千兵的,只剩一百,发出一百的,只剩十个。
This is what the Sovereign Lord says: "The city that marches out a thousand strong for Israel will have only a hundred left; the town that marches out a hundred strong will have only ten left."
5:4
耶和华向以色列家如此说,你们要寻求我,就必存活。
This is what the Lord says to the house of Israel: "Seek me and live;
5:5
不要往伯特利寻求,不要进入吉甲,不要过到别是巴。因为吉甲必被掳掠,伯特利也必归于无有。
do not seek Bethel, do not go to Gilgal, do not journey to Beersheba. For Gilgal will surely go into exile, and Bethel will be reduced to nothing. "
5:6
要寻求耶和华,就必存活。免得他在约瑟家像火发出,在伯特利焚烧,无人扑灭。
Seek the Lord and live, or he will sweep through the house of Joseph like a fire; it will devour, and Bethel will have no one to quench it.
5:7
你们这使公平变为茵陈,将公义丢弃于地的,
You who turn justice into bitterness and cast righteousness to the ground
5:8
要寻求那造昴星和参星,使死荫变为晨光,使白日变为黑夜,命海水来浇在地上的,(耶和华是他的名)
(he who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns blackness into dawn and darkens day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land- the Lord is his name-
5:9
他使力强的忽遭灭亡,以致保障遭遇毁坏。
he flashes destruction on the stronghold and brings the fortified city to ruin),
5:10
你们怨恨那在城门口责备人的,憎恶那说正直话的。
you hate the one who reproves in court and despise him who tells the truth.
5:11
你们践踏贫民,向他们勒索麦子。你们用凿过的石头建造房屋,却不得住在其内,栽种美好的葡萄园,却不得喝所出的酒。
You trample on the poor and force him to give you grain. Therefore, though you have built stone mansions, you will not live in them; though you have planted lush vineyards, you will not drink their wine.
5:12
我知道你们的罪过何等多,你们的罪恶何等大。你们苦待义人,收受贿赂,在城门口屈枉穷乏人。
For I know how many are your offenses and how great your sins. You oppress the righteous and take bribes and you deprive the poor of justice in the courts.
5:13
所以通达人见这样的时势,必静默不言。因为时势真恶。
Therefore the prudent man keeps quiet in such times, for the times are evil.
5:14
你们要求善,不要求恶,就必存活。这样,耶和华万军之神,必照你们所说的,与你们同在。
Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.
5:15
要恶恶好善,在城门口秉公行义。或者耶和华万军之神,向约瑟的余民施恩。
Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Perhaps the Lord God Almighty will have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.
5:16
主耶和华万军之神如此说,在一切宽阔处必有哀号的声音。在各街市上必有人说,哀哉,哀哉。又必叫农夫来哭号,叫善唱哀歌的来举哀。
Therefore this is what the Lord, the Lord God Almighty, says: "There will be wailing in all the streets and cries of anguish in every public square. The farmers will be summoned to weep and the mourners to wail.
5:17
在各葡萄园,必有哀号的声音。因为我必从你中间经过。这是耶和华说的。
There will be wailing in all the vineyards, for I will pass through your midst," says the Lord .
5:18
想望耶和华日子来到的有祸了。你们为何想望耶和华的日子呢?那日黑暗没有光明,
Woe to you who long for the day of the Lord ! Why do you long for the day of the Lord ? That day will be darkness, not light.
5:19
景况好像人躲避狮子又遇见熊。或是进房屋以手靠墙,就被蛇咬。
It will be as though a man fled from a lion only to meet a bear, as though he entered his house and rested his hand on the wall only to have a snake bite him.
5:20
耶和华的日子,不是黑暗没有光明吗?不是幽暗毫无光辉吗?
Will not the day of the Lord be darkness, not light- pitch-dark, without a ray of brightness?
5:21
我厌恶你们的节期,也不喜悦你们的严肃会。
I hate, I despise your religious feasts; I cannot stand your assemblies.
5:22
你们虽然向我献燔祭,和素祭,我却不悦纳。也不顾你们用肥畜献的平安祭。
Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Though you bring choice fellowship offerings, I will have no regard for them.
5:23
要使你们歌唱的声音远离我。因为我不听你们弹琴的响声。
Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.
5:24
惟愿公平如大水滚滚,使公义如江河滔滔。
But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!
5:25
以色列家阿,你们在旷野四十年,岂是将祭物和供物献给我呢?
Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings forty years in the desert, O house of Israel?
5:26
你们抬着为自己所造之摩洛的帐幕,和偶像的龛,并你们的神星。
You have lifted up the shrine of your king, the pedestal of your idols, the star of your god - which you made for yourselves.
5:27
所以我要把你们掳到大马色以外。这是耶和华,名为万军之神说的。
Therefore I will send you into exile beyond Damascus," says the Lord , whose name is God Almighty.