Hosea   何西阿書/歐瑟亞


Chapters 1 - 3

God said to Hosea "Marry a prostitute and have children by her,
for my people have abandoned me and become unfaithful".

The Lord's people are like his wife,
but they have abandoned him.

Hosea's wife was unfaithful to him and left him.
But the Lord told Hosea to take her back.

This was to show how God welcomes people back,
even though they have been unfaithful to him.

1 3

Hosea(何西阿/歐瑟亞)說:
娶一個妓女為妻,與她生育子女,
因為我的子民離棄了我,變得不忠。

的子民就像他的妻子,
但他們已經離棄了他。

Hosea的妻子對他不忠,並離開了他。
告訴Hosea再娶她為妻

這是要表明是多麼歡迎子民回歸,
即使他們曾對他不忠。

Lord, please help us to be faithful to you

,請幫助我們忠於你


Chapter 4

People of Israel,
listen to the word of the Lord:

there is no fidelity, no tenderness,
no knowledge of God in the country,

only perjury and lies, slaughter, theft,
adultery, violence and murder.

This is why the country is in mourning.
This is why you have experienced so much disaster.

My people, says the Lord,
perish for want of knowledge.

4

以色列子民,
的話:

這國家沒有忠誠、沒有仁愛、
沒有人認識

只有詛咒、謊言、屠殺、偷竊、
姦淫、
強暴和謀殺。

為此,這國家處於悲痛。
為此,你們經歷了這麼多的災難。

說:
我的百姓因缺乏知識而滅亡。

Lord, please help us lead good lives,
 and so help our country experience blessing

,請幫助我們善度生活,
從而有助我們國家體驗恩賜


Chapters 5, 6

God's message through Hosea:

What am I to do with you, Ephraim?
What am I to do with you, Judah?

Your love is like a morning cloud,
like dew that quickly disappears.

What I want  is love, not the sacrifice of animals in the Temple.
What I want is knowledge of God, not burnt offerings in the Temple.

5 6

藉著Hosea說:

我該對你作甚麼,Ephraim
我該對你作甚麼,
猶大

你的愛就像朝霞、像朝露般迅即消散。

我想要的是愛,而非殿宇裏的牲畜祭品。
我想要的是認識
,而非殿宇內的全燔祭。

Lord, please help us to love you as we should

,請幫助我們愛你如我們該作的


Chapters  7 - 14

God's message through Hosea:

Israel has forgotten its Maker.
The people worship idols made by human hands.

It is time to seek the Lord.
It is time to sow integrity and reap kindness.

Israel, come back to the Lord your God.
Have no more to do with idols made by human hands.

7 14

藉著Hosea說:

以色列已忘記了它的造物主
人們敬拜人手造的偶像。

現在就是尋求的時候,
現在就是播種誠實,收割仁愛的時候。

以色列,歸向你的
再也不與人手造的偶像交往。

Lord, please help us lead good lives, and thereby follow you

,請幫助我們善度生活,從而跟隨你