旧约 以斯拉记 第9章

第1段

这事做完了,众首领来见我,说,以色列民和祭司并利未人,没有离绝迦南人,赫人,比利洗人,耶布斯人,亚扪人,摩押人,埃及人,亚摩利人,仍效法这些国的民,行可憎的事。
Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

第2段

因他们为自己和儿子娶了这些外邦女子为妻,以致圣洁的种类和这些国的民混杂。而且首领和官长在这事上为罪魁。
For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.

第3段

我一听见这事,就撕裂衣服和外袍,拔了头发和胡须,惊惧忧闷而坐。
And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down astonied.

第4段

凡为以色列神言语战兢的,都因这被掳归回之人所犯的罪聚集到我这里来。我就惊惧忧闷而坐,直到献晚祭的时候。
Then were assembled unto me every one that trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the transgression of those that had been carried away; and I sat astonied until the evening sacrifice.

第5段

献晚祭的时候我起来,心中愁苦,穿着撕裂的衣袍,双膝跪下向耶和华我的神举手,
And at the evening sacrifice I arose up from my heaviness; and having rent my garment and my mantle, I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto the LORD my God,

第6段

说,我的神阿,我抱愧蒙羞,不敢向我神仰面。因为我们的罪孽灭顶,我们的罪恶滔天。
And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.

第7段

从我们列祖直到今日,我们的罪恶甚重。因我们的罪孽,我们和君王,祭司都交在外邦列王的手中,杀害,掳掠,抢夺,脸上蒙羞正如今日的光景。
Since the days of our fathers have we been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.

第8段

现在耶和华我们的神暂且施恩与我们,给我们留些逃脱的人,使我们安稳如钉子钉在他的圣所,我们的神好光照我们的眼目,使我们在受辖制之中稍微复兴。
And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.

第9段

我们是奴仆,然而在受辖制之中,我们的神仍没有丢弃我们,在波斯王眼前向我们施恩,叫我们复兴,能重建我们神的殿,修其毁坏之处,使我们在犹大和耶路撒冷有墙垣。
For we were bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended mercy unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the desolations thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.

第10段

我们的神阿,既是如此,我们还有什么话可说呢。因为我们已经离弃你的命令,
And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments,

第11段

就是你藉你仆人众先知所吩咐的说,你们要去得为业之地是污秽之地。因列国之民的污秽和可憎的事,叫全地从这边直到那边满了污秽。
Which thou hast commanded by thy servants the prophets, saying, The land, unto which ye go to possess it, is an unclean land with the filthiness of the people of the lands, with their abominations, which have filled it from one end to another with their uncleanness.

第12段

所以不可将你们的女儿嫁他们的儿子,也不可为你们的儿子娶他们的女儿,永不可求他们的平安和他们的利益,这样你们就可以强盛,吃这地的美物,并遗留这地给你们的子孙永远为业。
Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth for ever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.

第13段

神阿,我们因自己的恶行和大罪,遭遇了这一切的事,并且你刑罚我们轻于我们罪所当得的,又给我们留下这些人。
And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this;

第14段

我们岂可再违背你的命令,与这行可憎之事的民结亲呢。若这样行,你岂不向我们发怒,将我们灭绝,以致没有一个剩下逃脱的人吗。
Should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations? wouldest not thou be angry with us till thou hadst consumed us, so that there should be no remnant nor escaping?

第15段

耶和华以色列的神阿,因你是公义的,我们这剩下的人才得逃脱,正如今日的光景。看哪,我们在你面前有罪恶,因此无人在你面前删立得住。
O LORD God of Israel, thou art righteous: for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before thee in our trespasses: for we cannot stand before thee because of this.

旧约 以斯拉记(Ezra)
民俗文化类
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