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巴別塔 (The Tower of Babel)
撰文者: Wayne 發表日期: October 30, 2009 – 3:46 pm

 

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【Source】http://www.freebibleillustrations.com

Pyramid-shaped tower with steps for people to access the temple at the top

 

At first, Noah’s decendants roamed from place to place in the east. They had only one language and a common speech. But many years later, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.
起初,挪亞的後代在東方飄來蕩去。他們那時的語言和口音都是一樣的。多年之後,他們找到一處名為「示拿」的平原並定居在那裡。

 

The people held a meeting and decided to build themselves a large city to live in. They would use bricks of mud and straw baked hard in the fiercely hot sun, and they woud use tar as mortar to stick them together. The city would have a spectacular tower that would reach to the heavens.
他們彼此商量,決定建一座居住的大城市。他們會用將泥與稻草在烈日下曬乾作成磚,用石漆當成灰尼把磚黏在一起。那座城市會有一座狀闊的塔,可以直達天際。

 

So the people eagerly set to build their new city. “We will have a home and no longer have to keep on wandering through the earth. Also, we can make a name for ourselves, ” they told each other, proudly.
因此,人們積極想要建造他們的新城市。人們說道:「我們將會有一個家園,不必再地上流離顛沛。而且,我們可以傳楊我們的名。」 

 

Unfortunately, their pride was to be their downfall. When God came down to see the city and the tower the people were building, he was not pleased.
不幸的是,人的驕傲便是他們的敗落。當  神降臨查看世人建造的城市與高塔後,祂感到非常不悅。

 

God said, “If I let them continue, they will soon want to control everything on the earth. But I will stop them by confusing their language so that they cannot understand each other. Then they will not be able to carry out their plan.”
神說:「如果我讓人繼續這樣,他們不久便會控制地上的一切事物。我要變亂他們的口音,使他們的語言彼此不通,這樣人就無法進行他們的計畫了。」

 

Soon all that could be heard was a confused babble of voices. Building work was forced to come to a halt, because one one could understand what his neighbour was trying to say. Finally,  God scattered people from the city over all the earth.  
不久之後,人們能夠聽到的都是混亂的嘈雜聲,興建工程被迫停止,因為無人能夠聽懂旁人所說的話。神最後將人們分散在全世界各地。



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