旧约 尼希米记 第2章

第1段

亚达薛西王二十年尼散月,在王面前摆酒,我拿起酒来奉给王。我素来在王面前没有愁容。
And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king. Now I had not been beforetime sad in his presence.

第2段

王对我说,你既没有病,为什么面带愁容呢。这不是别的,必是你心中愁烦。于是我甚惧怕。
Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid,

第3段

我对王说,愿王万岁。我列祖坟墓所在的那城荒凉,城门被火焚烧,我岂能面无愁容吗。
And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?

第4段

王问我说,你要求什么。于是我默祷天上的神。
Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.

第5段

我对王说,仆人若在王眼前蒙恩,王若喜欢,求王差遣我往犹大,到我列祖坟墓所在的那城去,我好重新建造。
And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it.

第6段

那时王后坐在王的旁边。王问我说,你去要多少日子。几时回来。我就定了日期。于是王喜欢差遣我去。
And the king said unto me, (the queen also sitting by him,) For how long shall thy journey be? and when wilt thou return? So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time.

第7段

我又对王说,王若喜欢,求王赐我诏书,通知大河西的省长准我经过,直到犹大。
Moreover I said unto the king, If it please the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the river, that they may convey me over till I come into Judah;

第8段

又赐诏书,通知管理王园林的亚萨,使他给我木料,做属殿营楼之门的横梁和城墙,与我自己房屋使用的。王就允准我,因我神施恩的手帮助我。
And a letter unto Asaph the keeper of the king's forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the palace which appertained to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into. And the king granted me, according to the good hand of my God upon me.

第9段

王派了军长和马兵护送我。我到了河西的省长那里,将王的诏书交给他们。
Then I came to the governors beyond the river, and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent captains of the army and horsemen with me.

第10段

和伦人叁巴拉,并为奴的亚扪人多比雅,听见有人来为以色列人求好处,就甚恼怒。
When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly that there was come a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.

第11段

我到了耶路撒冷,在那里住了三日。
So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

第12段

我夜间起来,有几个人也一同起来,但神使我心里要为耶路撒冷做什么事,我并没有告诉人。除了我骑的牲口以外,也没有别的牲口在我那里。
And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem: neither was there any beast with me, save the beast that I rode upon.

第13段

当夜我出了谷门,往野狗井去(野狗或作龙),到了粪厂门,察看耶路撒冷的城墙,见城墙拆毁,城门被火焚烧。
And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the dragon well, and to the dung port, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire.

第14段

我又往前,到了泉门和王池,但所骑的牲口没有地方过去。
Then I went on to the gate of the fountain, and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass.

第15段

于是夜间沿溪而上,察看城墙,又转身进入谷门,就回来了。
Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned.

第16段

我往哪里去,我做什么事,官长都不知道。我还没有告诉犹大平民,祭司,贵胄,官长,和其馀做工的人。
And the rulers knew not whither I went, or what I did; neither had I as yet told it to the Jews, nor to the priests, nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers, nor to the rest that did the work.

第17段

以后,我对他们说,我们所遭的难,耶路撒冷怎样荒凉,城门被火焚烧,你们都看见了。来吧,我们重建耶路撒冷的城墙,免得再受凌辱。
Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.

第18段

我告诉他们我神施恩的手怎样帮助我,并王对我所说的话。他们就说,我们起来建造吧。于是他们奋勇做这善工。
Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king's words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work.

第19段

但和伦人叁巴拉,并为奴的亚扪人多比雅,和阿拉伯人基善,听见就嗤笑我们,藐视我们,说,你们做什么呢。要背叛王吗。
But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that ye do? will ye rebel against the king?

第20段

我回答他们说,天上的神必使我们亨通。我们作他仆人的,要起来建造。你们却在耶路撒冷无分,无权,无纪念。
Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.

旧约 尼希米记(Nehemiah)
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