耶利米哀歌 2
1 主何竟发怒,使黑云遮蔽锡安城。他将以色列的华美从天扔在地上。在他发怒的日子并不记念自己的脚凳。
How the Lord has covered the Daughter of Zion with the cloud of his anger! He has hurled down the splendor of Israel from heaven to earth; he has not remembered his footstool in the day of his anger.
2 主吞灭雅各一切的住处,并不顾惜。他发怒倾覆犹大民的保障,使这保障坍倒在地。他辱没这国和其中的首领。
Without pity the Lord has swallowed up all the dwellings of Jacob; in his wrath he has torn down the strongholds of the Daughter of Judah. He has brought her kingdom and its princes down to the ground in dishonor.
3 他发烈怒,把以色列的角全然砍断,在仇敌面前收回右手。他像火焰四围吞灭,将雅各烧毁。
In fierce anger he has cut off every horn of Israel. He has withdrawn his right hand at the approach of the enemy. He has burned in Jacob like a flaming fire that consumes everything around it.
4 他张弓好像仇敌。他站着举起右手,如同敌人将悦人眼目的,尽行杀戮。在锡安百姓的帐棚上倒出他的忿怒,像火一样。
Like an enemy he has strung his bow; his right hand is ready. Like a foe he has slain all who were pleasing to the eye; he has poured out his wrath like fire on the tent of the Daughter of Zion.
5 主如仇敌吞灭以色列和锡安的一切宫殿,拆毁百姓的保障。在犹大民中加增悲伤哭号。
The Lord is like an enemy; he has swallowed up Israel. He has swallowed up all her palaces and destroyed her strongholds. He has multiplied mourning and lamentation for the Daughter of Judah.
6 他强取自己的帐幕,好像是园中的窝棚,毁坏他的聚会之处。耶和华使圣节和安息日在锡安都被忘记,又在怒气的愤恨中藐视君王和祭司。
He has laid waste his dwelling like a garden; he has destroyed his place of meeting. The LORD has made Zion forget her appointed feasts and her Sabbaths; in his fierce anger he has spurned both king and priest.
7 耶和华丢弃自己的祭坛,憎恶自己的圣所,将宫殿的墙垣交付仇敌。他们在耶和华的殿中喧嚷,像在圣会之日一样。
The Lord has rejected his altar and abandoned his sanctuary. He has handed over to the enemy the walls of her palaces; they have raised a shout in the house of the LORD as on the day of an appointed feast.
8 耶和华定意拆毁锡安的城墙。他拉了准绳,不将手收回,定要毁灭。他使外郭和城墙都悲哀,一同衰败。
The LORD determined to tear down the wall around the Daughter of Zion. He stretched out a measuring line and did not withhold his hand from destroying. He made ramparts and walls lament; together they wasted away.
9 锡安的门都陷入地内。主将她的门闩毁坏,折断。她的君王和首领落在没有律法的列国中。她的先知不得见耶和华的异象。
Her gates have sunk into the ground; their bars he has broken and destroyed. Her king and her princes are exiled among the nations, the law is no more, and her prophets no longer find visions from the LORD.
10 锡安城的长老坐在地上默默无声。他们扬起尘土落在头上,腰束麻布。耶路撒冷的处女垂头至地。
The elders of the Daughter of Zion sit on the ground in silence; they have sprinkled dust on their heads and put on sackcloth. The young women of Jerusalem have bowed their heads to the ground.
11 我眼中流泪,以致失明,我的心肠扰乱,肝胆涂地,都因我众民遭毁灭,又因孩童和吃奶的在城内街上发昏。
My eyes fail from weeping, I am in torment within, my heart is poured out on the ground because my people are destroyed, because children and infants faint in the streets of the city.
12 那时,他们在城内街上发昏,好像受伤的,在母亲的怀里,将要丧命。对母亲说,谷酒在哪里呢?
They say to their mothers, "Where is bread and wine?" as they faint like wounded men in the streets of the city, as their lives ebb away in their mothers' arms.
13 耶路撒冷的民哪,我可用什么向你证明呢?我可用什么与你相比呢?锡安的民哪,我可拿什么和你比较,好安慰你呢?因为你的裂口大如海,谁能医治你呢?
What can I say for you? With what can I compare you, O Daughter of Jerusalem? To what can I liken you, that I may comfort you, O Virgin Daughter of Zion? Your wound is as deep as the sea. Who can heal you?
14 你的先知为你见虚假和愚昧的异象,并没有显露你的罪孽,使你被掳的归回。却为你见虚假的默示和使你被赶出本境的缘故。
The visions of your prophets were false and worthless; they did not expose your sin to ward off your captivity. The oracles they gave you were false and misleading.
15 凡过路的都向你拍掌。他们向耶路撒冷城嗤笑,摇头,说,难道人所称为全美的,称为全地所喜悦的,就是这城吗?
All who pass your way clap their hands at you; they scoff and shake their heads at the Daughter of Jerusalem: "Is this the city that was called the perfection of beauty, the joy of the whole earth?"
16 你的仇敌都向你大大张口。他们嗤笑,又切齿说,我们吞灭她。这真是我们所盼望的日子临到了。我们亲眼看见了。
All your enemies open their mouths wide against you; they scoff and gnash their teeth and say, "We have swallowed her up. This is the day we have waited for; we have lived to see it."
17 耶和华成就了他所定的,应验了他古时所命定的。他倾覆了,并不顾惜,使你的仇敌向你夸耀。使你敌人的角也被高举。
The LORD has done what he planned; he has fulfilled his word, which he decreed long ago. He has overthrown you without pity, he has let the enemy gloat over you, he has exalted the horn of your foes.
18 锡安民的心哀求主。锡安的城墙阿,愿你流泪如河,昼夜不息。愿你眼中的瞳人泪流不止。
The hearts of the people cry out to the Lord. O wall of the Daughter of Zion, let your tears flow like a river day and night; give yourself no relief, your eyes no rest.
19 夜间,每逢交更的时候要起来呼喊,在主面前倾心如水。你的孩童在各市口上受饿发昏。你要为他们的性命向主举手祷告。
Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children, who faint from hunger at the head of every street.
20 耶和华阿,求你观看。见你向谁这样行。妇人岂可吃自己所生育手里所摇弄的婴孩吗?祭司和先知岂可在主的圣所中被杀戮吗?
"Look, O LORD, and consider: Whom have you ever treated like this? Should women eat their offspring, the children they have cared for? Should priest and prophet be killed in the sanctuary of the Lord?
21 少年人和老年人都在街上躺卧。我的处女和壮丁都倒在刀下。你发怒的日子杀死他们。你杀了,并不顾惜。
"Young and old lie together in the dust of the streets; my young men and maidens have fallen by the sword. You have slain them in the day of your anger; you have slaughtered them without pity.
22 你招聚四围惊吓我的,像在大会的日子招聚人一样。耶和华发怒的日子,无人逃脱,无人存留。我所摇弄所养育的婴孩,仇敌都杀净了。
"As you summon to a feast day, so you summoned against me terrors on every side. In the day of the LORD'S anger no one escaped or survived; those I cared for and reared, my enemy has destroyed."