|以賽亞書-Isaiah 第 1 章|
The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, the kings of Judah:
Hear, O heavens, and hearken, O earth, For Jehovah has spoken: I have brought up children, and I have raised them; And yet they have rebelled against Me.
The ox knows his owner, And the donkey, his master's manger; But Israel does not know, My people do not much consider.
Alas, sinful nation, A people heavy with iniquity, Seed of evildoers, Children acting corruptly! They have forsaken Jehovah; They have despised the Holy One of Israel; They have become estranged and have gone backward.
Where will you be stricken again? Will you continue your apostasy? The whole head has become sick, And the whole heart faint;
From the sole of the foot even to the head, There is no soundness in it, Only bruises and blows And raw wounds-They have not been pressed out nor bound up Nor softened with oil.
Your land is a desolation; Your cities are burned with fire; Your field-in your sight Strangers devour it; It is a desolation, like something overthrown by strangers.
And the daughter of Zion is left Like a booth in a vineyard, Like a hut in a cucumber field, Like a besieged city.
Unless Jehovah of hosts Had left to us a surviving few, We would have been like Sodom, We would have resembled Gomorrah.
Hear the word of Jehovah, You rulers of Sodom; Hearken to the instruction of our God, You people of Gomorrah.
What is the multitude of your sacrifices to Me? Says Jehovah. I have had My fill of burnt offerings of rams And the fat of fed cattle; The blood of bulls and lambs And goats, I do not delight in.
When you come to appear before Me, Who has required this of your hand, To trample My courts?
Bring no more vain offerings; Incense is an abomination to Me. New moon and Sabbath, the calling of convocations-I cannot bear iniquity and the solemn assembly.
Your new moons and your appointed feasts My soul hates; They have become a burden on Me; I am weary of bearing them.
Thus, when you spread forth your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; Even though you multiply your prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood;
Wash yourselves; cleanse yourselves. Turn away the evil of your deeds From before My eyes. Cease doing what is evil;
Learn to do good. Seek justice; Correct the ruthless. Defend the orphan; Plead for the widow.
Come now and let us reason together, Says Jehovah. Though your sins are like scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are as red as crimson, They will be like wool.
If you are willing and listen, You will eat the good of the land;
But if you refuse and rebel, You will be devoured by the sword; For the mouth of Jehovah has spoken.
How the faithful city Has become a harlot! She who was full of justice, She in whom righteousness once lodged, But now murderers!
Your silver has become dross; Your wine diluted with water;
Your rulers are rebellious And companions of thieves; They all love bribes And chase after rewards; They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow's plea come before them.
Hence, the Lord Jehovah of hosts, The Mighty One of Israel, declares: Ah, I will ease Myself of My adversaries, And I will avenge Myself of My enemies;
And I will turn My hand against you. I will thoroughly purge away your dross as with lye, And I will remove all your alloy.
And I will restore your judges as at the first And your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you will be called the city of righteousness, The faithful city.
Zion will be ransomed with justice, And her returning ones with righteousness.
And there will be the shattering of rebels and sinners together, And those who forsake Jehovah will meet their end.
For you will be ashamed of the terebinths That you have taken pleasure in; And you will be embarrassed at the gardens That you have chosen.
For you will be like a terebinth Whose leaves are falling, And like a garden In which there is no water;
And the strong man will become tow, And his work a spark; And they will both burn together, And there will be none to extinguish them.
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