Deuteronomy 申命记04
大耳朵英语  http://www.bigear.cn  2008-01-20 14:30:14  【打印
4 Obedience Commanded

命令守律法

1. Hear now, O Israel, the decrees and laws I am about to teach you. Follow them so that you may live and may go in and take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you.

以色列人哪,现在我所教训你们的律例典章,你们要听从遵行,好叫你们存活,得以进入耶和华你们列祖之神所赐给你们的地,承受为业。

2. Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you.

所吩咐你们的话,你们不可加添,也不可删减,好叫你们遵守我所吩咐的,就是耶和华你们神的命令。

3. You saw with your own eyes what the LORD did at Baal Peor. The LORD your God destroyed from among you everyone who followed the Baal of Peor,

耶和华因巴力毗珥的事所行的,你们亲眼看见了。凡随从巴力毗珥的人,耶和华你们的神都从你们中间除灭了。

4. but all of you who held fast to the LORD your God are still alive today.

惟有你们专靠耶和华你们神的人,今日全都存活。

5. See, I have taught you decrees and laws as the LORD my God commanded me, so that you may follow them in the land you are entering to take possession of it.

我照着耶和华我神所吩咐的将律例典章教训你们,使你们在所要进去得为业的地上遵行。

6. Observe them carefully, for this will show your wisdom and understanding to the nations, who will hear about all these decrees and say, "Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people."

所以你们要谨守遵行。这就是你们在万民眼前的智慧,聪明。他们听见这一切律例,必说,这大国的人真是有智慧,有聪明。

7. What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him?

哪一大国的人有神与他们相近,像耶和华我们的神,在我们求告他的时候与我们相近呢?

8. And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?

又哪一大国有这样公义的律例典章,像我今日在你们面前所陈明的这一切律法呢?

9. Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.

你只要谨慎,殷勤保守你的心灵,免得忘记你亲眼所看见的事,又免得你一生,这事离开你的心。总要传给你的子子孙孙。

10. Remember the day you stood before the LORD your God at Horeb, when he said to me, "Assemble the people before me to hear my words so that they may learn to revere me as long as they live in the land and may teach them to their children."

你在何烈山站在耶和华你神面前的那日,耶和华对我说,你为我招聚百姓,我要叫他们听见我的话,使他们存活在世的日子,可以学习敬畏我,又可以教训儿女这样行。

11. You came near and stood at the foot of the mountain while it blazed with fire to the very heavens, with black clouds and deep darkness.

那时你们近前来,站在山下。山上有火焰冲天,并有昏黑,密云,幽暗。

12. Then the LORD spoke to you out of the fire. You heard the sound of words but saw no form; there was only a voice.

耶和华从火焰中对你们说话,你们只听见声音,却没有看见形像。

13. He declared to you his covenant, the Ten Commandments, which he commanded you to follow and then wrote them on two stone tablets.

他将所吩咐你们当守的约指示你们,就是十条诫,并将这诫写在两块石版上。

14. And the LORD directed me at that time to teach you the decrees and laws you are to follow in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess.

那时耶和华又吩咐我将律例典章教训你们,使你们在所要过去得为业的地上遵行。

Idolatry Forbidden

禁拜偶像

15. You saw no form of any kind the day the LORD spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire. Therefore watch yourselves very carefully,

所以,你们要分外谨慎。因为耶和华在何烈山,从火中对你们说话的那日,你们没有看见什么形像。

16. so that you do not become corrupt and make for yourselves an idol, an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman,

惟恐你们败坏自己,雕刻偶像,仿佛什么男像女像,

17. or like any animal on earth or any bird that flies in the air,

或地上走兽的像,或空中飞鸟的像,

18. or like any creature that moves along the ground or any fish in the waters below.

或地上爬物的像,或地底下水中鱼的像。

19. And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars--all the heavenly array--do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.

又恐怕你向天举目观看,见耶和华你的神为天下万民所摆列的日月星,就是天上的万象,自己便被勾引敬拜事奉它。

20. But as for you, the LORD took you and brought you out of the iron-smelting furnace, out of Egypt, to be the people of his inheritance, as you now are.

耶和华将你们从埃及领出来,脱离铁炉,要特作自己产业的子民,像今日一样。

21. The LORD was angry with me because of you, and he solemnly swore that I would not cross the Jordan and enter the good land the LORD your God is giving you as your inheritance.

耶和华又因你们的缘故向我发怒,起誓必不容我过约旦河,也不容我进入耶和华你神所赐你为业的那美地。

22. I will die in this land; I will not cross the Jordan; but you are about to cross over and take possession of that good land.

我只得死在这地,不能过约旦河。但你们必过去得那美地。

23. Be careful not to forget the covenant of the LORD your God that he made with you; do not make for yourselves an idol in the form of anything the LORD your God has forbidden.

你们要谨慎,免得忘记耶和华你们神与你们所立的约,为自己雕刻偶像,就是耶和华你神所禁止你作的偶像。

24. For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

因为耶和华你的神乃是烈火,是忌邪的神。

25. After you have had children and grandchildren and have lived in the land a long time--if you then become corrupt and make any kind of idol, doing evil in the eyes of the LORD your God and provoking him to anger,

你们在那地住久了,生子生孙,就雕刻偶像,仿佛什么形像,败坏自己,行耶和华你神眼中看为恶的事,惹他发怒。

26. I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you this day that you will quickly perish from the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess. You will not live there long but will certainly be destroyed.

我今日呼天唤地向你们作见证,你们必在过约旦河得为业的地上速速灭尽。你们不能在那地上长久,必尽行除灭。

27. The LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and only a few of you will survive among the nations to which the LORD will drive you.

耶和华必使你们分散在万民中。在他所领你们到的万国里,你们剩下的人数稀少。

28. There you will worship man-made gods of wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or eat or smell.

在那里,你们必事奉人手所造的神,就是用木石造成,不能看,不能听,不能吃,不能闻的神。

29. But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.

但你们在那里必寻求耶和华你的神。你尽心尽性寻求他的时候,就必寻见。

30. When you are in distress and all these things have happened to you, then in later days you will return to the LORD your God and obey him.

日后你遭遇一切患难的时候,你必归回耶和华你的神,听从他的话。

31. For the LORD your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your forefathers, which he confirmed to them by oath.

耶和华你神原是有怜悯的神。他总不撇下你,不灭绝你,也不忘记他起誓与你列祖所立的约。

The LORD Is God

惟有主是神

32,33. Ask now about the former days, long before your time, from the day God created man on the earth; ask from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything so great as this ever happened, or has anything like it ever been heard of? Has any other people heard the voice of God speaking out of fire, as you have, and lived?

你且考察在你以前的世代,自神造人在世以来,从天这边到天那边,曾有何民听见神在火中说话的声音,象你听见还能存活呢?这样的大事何曾有,何曾听见呢?

34. Has any god ever tried to take for himself one nation out of another nation, by testings, by miraculous signs and wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, or by great and awesome deeds, like all the things the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes?

神何曾从别的国中将一国的人民领出来,用试验,神迹,奇事,争战,大能的手,和伸出来的膀臂,并大可畏的事,像耶和华你们的神在埃及,在你们眼前为你们所行的一切事呢?

35. You were shown these things so that you might know that the LORD is God; besides him there is no other.

这是显给你看,要使你知道,惟有耶和华他是神,除他以外,再无别神。

36. From heaven he made you hear his voice to discipline you. On earth he showed you his great fire, and you heard his words from out of the fire.

他从天上使你听见他的声音,为要教训你,又在地上使你看见他的烈火,并且听见他从火中所说的话。

37. Because he loved your forefathers and chose their descendants after them, he brought you out of Egypt by his Presence and his great strength,

因他爱你的列祖,所以拣选他们的后裔,用大能亲自领你出了埃及,

38. to drive out before you nations greater and stronger than you and to bring you into their land to give it to you for your inheritance, as it is today.

要将比你强大的国民从你面前赶出,领你进去,将他们的地赐你为业,像今日一样。

39. Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other.

所以,今日你要知道,也要记在心上,天上地下惟有耶和华他是神,除他以外,再无别神。

40. Keep his decrees and commands, which I am giving you today, so that it may go well with you and your children after you and that you may live long in the land the LORD your God gives you for all time.

我今日将他的律例诫命晓谕你,你要遵守,使你和你的子孙可以得福,并使你的日子在耶和华你神所赐的地上得以长久。

Cities of Refuge

逃城

41. Then Moses set aside three cities east of the Jordan,

那时,摩西在约旦河东,向日出之地,分定三座城,

42. to which anyone who had killed a person could flee if he had unintentionally killed his neighbor without malice aforethought. He could flee into one of these cities and save his life.

使那素无仇恨,无心杀了人的,可以逃到这三城之中的一座城,就得存活,

43. The cities were these: Bezer in the desert plateau, for the Reubenites; Ramoth in Gilead, for the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, for the Manassites.

为流便人分定旷野平原的比悉。为迦得人分定基列的拉末。为玛拿西人分定巴珊的哥兰。

Introduction to the Law

陈明律法

44. This is the law Moses set before the Israelites.

摩西在以色列人面前所陈明的律法

45. These are the stipulations, decrees and laws Moses gave them when they came out of Egypt

就是摩西在以色列人出埃及后所传给他们的法度,律例,典章。

46. and were in the valley near Beth Peor east of the Jordan, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon and was defeated by Moses and the Israelites as they came out of Egypt.

在约旦河东伯毗珥对面的谷中,在住希实本,亚摩利王西宏之地。这西宏是摩西和以色列人出埃及后所击杀的。

47. They took possession of his land and the land of Og king of Bashan, the two Amorite kings east of the Jordan.

他们得了他的地,又得了巴珊王噩的地,就是两个亚摩利王,在约旦河东向日出之地。

48. This land extended from Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorge to Mount Siyon (that is, Hermon),

从亚嫩谷边的亚罗珥,直到西云山,就是黑门山。

49. and included all the Arabah east of the Jordan, as far as the Sea of the Arabah, below the slopes of Pisgah.

还有约旦河东的全亚拉巴,直到亚拉巴海,靠近毗斯迦山根。