耶利米哀歌 1
1 先前满有人民的城,现在何竟独坐。先前在列国中为大的,现在竟如寡妇。先前在诸省中为王后的,现在成为进贡的。
How deserted lies the city, once so full of people! How like a widow is she, who once was great among the nations! She who was queen among the provinces has now become a slave.
2 她夜间痛哭,泪流满腮。在一切所亲爱的中间没有一个安慰她的。她的朋友都以诡诈待她,成为她的仇敌。
Bitterly she weeps at night, tears are upon her cheeks. Among all her lovers there is none to comfort her. All her friends have betrayed her; they have become her enemies.
3 犹大因遭遇苦难,又因多服劳苦就迁到外邦。她住在列国中,寻不着安息。追逼她的都在狭窄之地将她追上。
After affliction and harsh labor, Judah has gone into exile. She dwells among the nations; she finds no resting place. All who pursue her have overtaken her in the midst of her distress.
4 锡安的路径因无人来守圣节就悲伤。她的城门凄凉。她的祭司叹息。她的处女受艰难,自己也愁苦。
The roads to Zion mourn, for no one comes to her appointed feasts. All her gateways are desolate, her priests groan, her maidens grieve, and she is in bitter anguish.
5 她的敌人为首。她的仇敌亨通。因耶和华为她许多的罪过使她受苦。她的孩童被敌人掳去。
Her foes have become her masters; her enemies are at ease. The LORD has brought her grief because of her many sins. Her children have gone into exile, captive before the foe.
6 锡安城的威荣(城原文作女子下同)全都失去。她的首领像找不着草场的鹿。在追赶的人前无力行走。
All the splendor has departed from the Daughter of Zion. Her princes are like deer that find no pasture; in weakness they have fled before the pursuer.
7 耶路撒冷在困苦窘迫之时,就追想古时一切的乐境。她百姓落在敌人手中,无人救济。敌人看见,就因她的荒凉嗤笑。
In the days of her affliction and wandering Jerusalem remembers all the treasures that were hers in days of old. When her people fell into enemy hands, there was no one to help her. Her enemies looked at her and laughed at her destruction.
8 耶路撒冷大大犯罪,所以成为不洁之物。素来尊敬她的,见她赤露就都藐视她。她自己也叹息退后。
Jerusalem has sinned greatly and so has become unclean. All who honored her despise her, for they have seen her nakedness; she herself groans and turns away.
9 她的污秽是在衣襟上。她不思想自己的结局,所以非常地败落,无人安慰她。她说,耶和华阿,求你看我的苦难,因为仇敌夸大。
Her filthiness clung to her skirts; she did not consider her future. Her fall was astounding; there was none to comfort her. "Look, O LORD, on my affliction, for the enemy has triumphed."
10 敌人伸手,夺取她的美物。她眼见外邦人进入她的圣所论这外邦人,你曾吩咐不可入你的会中。
The enemy laid hands on all her treasures; she saw pagan nations enter her sanctuary--those you had forbidden to enter your assembly.
11 她的民都叹息,寻求食物。他们用美物换粮食,要救性命。他们说,耶和华阿,求你观看,因为我甚是卑贱。
All her people groan as they search for bread; they barter their treasures for food to keep themselves alive. "Look, O LORD, and consider, for I am despised."
12 你们一切过路的人哪,这事你们不介意吗?你们要观看,有像这临到我的痛苦没有就是耶和华在他发烈怒的日子使我所受的苦。
"Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look around and see. Is any suffering like my suffering that was inflicted on me, that the LORD brought on me in the day of his fierce anger?
13 他从高天使火进入我的骨头,克制了我。他铺下网罗,绊我的脚,使我转回。他使我终日凄凉发昏。
"From on high he sent fire, sent it down into my bones. He spread a net for my feet and turned me back. He made me desolate, faint all the day long.
14 我罪过的轭是他手所绑的,犹如轭绳缚在我颈项上。他使我的力量衰败。主将我交在我所不能敌挡的人手中。
"My sins have been bound into a yoke; by his hands they were woven together. They have come upon my neck and the Lord has sapped my strength. He has handed me over to those I cannot withstand.
15 主轻弃我中间的一切勇士,招聚多人(原文作大会)攻击我,要压碎我的少年人。主将犹大居民踹下,像在酒榨中一样。
"The Lord has rejected all the warriors in my midst; he has summoned an army against me to crush my young men. In his winepress the Lord has trampled the Virgin Daughter of Judah.
16 我因这些事哭泣。我眼泪汪汪。因为那当安慰我,救我性命的,离我甚远。我的儿女孤苦,因为仇敌得了胜。
"This is why I weep and my eyes overflow with tears. No one is near to comfort me, no one to restore my spirit. My children are destitute because the enemy has prevailed."
17 锡安举手,无人安慰。耶和华论雅各已经出令,使四围的人作他仇敌。耶路撒冷在他们中间像不洁之物。
Zion stretches out her hands, but there is no one to comfort her. The LORD has decreed for Jacob that his neighbors become his foes; Jerusalem has become an unclean thing among them.
18 耶和华是公义的。他这样待我,是因我违背他的命令。众民哪,请听我的话,看我的痛苦。我的处女和少年人都被掳去。
"The LORD is righteous, yet I rebelled against his command. Listen, all you peoples; look upon my suffering. My young men and maidens have gone into exile.
19 我招呼我所亲爱的,他们却愚弄我。我的祭司和长老正寻求食物,救性命的时候,就在城中绝气。
"I called to my allies but they betrayed me. My priests and my elders perished in the city while they searched for food to keep themselves alive.
20 耶和华阿,求你观看,因为我在急难中。我心肠扰乱。我心在我里面翻转,因我大大悖逆。在外,刀剑使人丧子。在家,犹如死亡。
"See, O LORD, how distressed I am! I am in torment within, and in my heart I am disturbed, for I have been most rebellious. Outside, the sword bereaves; inside, there is only death.
21 听见我叹息的有人。安慰我的却无人。我的仇敌都听见我所遭的患难。因你作这事,他们都喜乐。你必使你报告的日子来到,他们就像我一样。
"People have heard my groaning, but there is no one to comfort me. All my enemies have heard of my distress; they rejoice at what you have done. May you bring the day you have announced so they may become like me.
22 愿他们的恶行都呈在你面前。你怎样因我的一切罪过待我,求你照样待他们。因我叹息甚多,心中发昏。
"Let all their wickedness come before you; deal with them as you have dealt with me because of all my sins. My groans are many and my heart is faint."