다니엘 5장

다니엘 5장 음성녹음

1. Belshazzar the king made a great feast for a thousand of his lords, and drank wine in the presence of the thousand.

2. While he tasted the wine, Belshazzar gave the command to bring the gold and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple which [had been] in Jerusalem, that the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink from them.

3. Then they brought the gold vessels that had been taken from the temple of the house of God which [had been] in Jerusalem; and the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines drank from them.

4. They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze and iron, wood and stone.

5. In the same hour the fingers of a man’s hand appeared and wrote opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace; and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

6. Then the king’s countenance changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his hips were loosened and his knees knocked against each other.

7. The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. The king spoke, saying to the wise [men] of Babylon, “Whoever reads this writing, and tells me its interpretation, shall be clothed with purple and [have] a chain of gold around his neck; and he shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.”

8. Now all the king’s wise [men] came, but they could not read the writing, or make known to the king its interpretation.

9. Then King Belshazzar was greatly troubled, his countenance was changed, and his lords were astonished.

10. The queen, because of the words of the king and his lords, came to the banquet hall. The queen spoke, saying, “O king, live forever! Do not let your thoughts trouble you, nor let your countenance change.

11. “There is a man in your kingdom in whom [is] the Spirit of the Holy God. And in the days of your father, light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him; and King Nebuchadnezzar your father — your father the king — made him chief of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, [and] soothsayers.

12. “Inasmuch as an excellent spirit, knowledge, understanding, interpreting dreams, solving riddles, and explaining enigmas were found in this Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar, now let Daniel be called, and he will give the interpretation.”

13. Then Daniel was brought in before the king. The king spoke, and said to Daniel, “[Are] you that Daniel who is one of the captives from Judah, whom my father the king brought from Judah?

14. “I have heard of you, that the Spirit of God [is] in you, and [that] light and understanding and excellent wisdom are found in you.

15. “Now the wise [men,] the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing and make known to me its interpretation, but they could not give the interpretation of the thing.

16. “And I have heard of you, that you can give interpretations and explain enigmas. Now if you can read the writing and make known to me its interpretation, you shall be clothed with purple and [have] a chain of gold around your neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.”

17. Then Daniel answered, and said before the king, “Let your gifts be for yourself, and give your rewards to another; yet I will read the writing to the king, and make known to him the interpretation.

18. “O king, the Most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar your father a kingdom and majesty, glory and honor.

19. “And because of the majesty that He gave him, all peoples, nations, and languages trembled and feared before him. Whomever he wished, he executed; whomever he wished, he kept alive; whomever he wished, he set up; and whomever he wished, he put down.

20. “But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit was hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him.

21. “Then he was driven from the sons of men, his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling [was] with the wild donkeys. They fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till he knew that the Most High God rules in the kingdom of men, and appoints over it whomever He chooses.

22. “But you his son, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, although you knew all this.

23. “And you have lifted yourself up against the Lord of heaven. They have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and your lords, your wives and your concubines, have drunk wine from them. And you have praised the gods of silver and gold, bronze and iron, wood and stone, which do not see or hear or know; and the God who [holds] your breath in His hand and owns all your ways, you have not glorified.

24. “Then the fingers of the hand were sent from Him, and this writing was written.

25. ” And this is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.

26. “This [is] the interpretation of [each] word. MENE: God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it;

27. “TEKEL: You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting;

28. “PERES: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.”

29. Then Belshazzar gave the command, and they clothed Daniel with purple and [put] a chain of gold around his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

30. That very night Belshazzar, king of the Chaldeans, was slain.

31. And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, [being] about sixty-two years old.

다니엘 4장

다니엘 4장 음성녹음

1. Nebuchadnezzar the king, To all peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you.

2. I thought it good to declare the signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked for me.

3. How great [are] His signs, And how mighty His wonders! His kingdom [is] an everlasting kingdom, And His dominion [is] from generation to generation.

4. I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at rest in my house, and flourishing in my palace.

5. I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts on my bed and the visions of my head troubled me.

6. Therefore I issued a decree to bring in all the wise [men] of Babylon before me, that they might make known to me the interpretation of the dream.

7. Then the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers came in, and I told them the dream; but they did not make known to me its interpretation.

8. But at last Daniel came before me (his name [is] Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god; in him [is] the Spirit of the Holy God), and I told the dream before him, [saying:]

9. “Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, because I know that the Spirit of the Holy God [is] in you, and no secret troubles you, explain to me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and its interpretation.

10. “These [were] the visions of my head [while] on my bed: “I was looking, and behold, A tree in the midst of the earth, And its height was great.

11. The tree grew and became strong; Its height reached to the heavens, And it could be seen to the ends of all the earth.

12. Its leaves [were] lovely, Its fruit abundant, And in it [was] food for all. The beasts of the field found shade under it, The birds of the heavens dwelt in its branches, And all flesh was fed from it.

13. ” I saw in the visions of my head [while] on my bed, and there was a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven.

14. He cried aloud and said thus: ‘Chop down the tree and cut off its branches, Strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the beasts get out from under it, And the birds from its branches.

15. Nevertheless leave the stump and roots in the earth, [Bound] with a band of iron and bronze, In the tender grass of the field. Let it be wet with the dew of heaven, And [let] him graze with the beasts On the grass of the earth.

16. Let his heart be changed from [that of] a man, Let him be given the heart of a beast, And let seven times pass over him.

17. ‘This decision [is] by the decree of the watchers, And the sentence by the word of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, Gives it to whomever He will, And sets over it the lowest of men.’

18. “This dream I, King Nebuchadnezzar, have seen. Now you, Belteshazzar, declare its interpretation, since all the wise [men] of my kingdom are not able to make known to me the interpretation; but you [are] able, for the Spirit of the Holy God [is] in you.”

19. Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for a time, and his thoughts troubled him. [So] the king spoke, and said, “Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation trouble you.” Belteshazzar answered and said, “My lord, [may] the dream concern those who hate you, and its interpretation concern your enemies!

20. The tree that you saw, which grew and became strong, whose height reached to the heavens and which [could be seen] by all the earth,

21. whose leaves [were] lovely and its fruit abundant, in which [was] food for all, under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and in whose branches the birds of the heaven had their home —

22. it [is] you, O king, who have grown and become strong; for your greatness has grown and reaches to the heavens, and your dominion to the end of the earth.

23. And inasmuch as the king saw a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven and saying, ‘Chop down the tree and destroy it, but leave its stump and roots in the earth, [bound] with a band of iron and bronze in the tender grass of the field; let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let him graze with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him’;

24. this is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the Most High, which has come upon my lord the king:

25. They shall drive you from men, your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make you eat grass like oxen. They shall wet you with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over you, till you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.

26. And inasmuch as they gave the command to leave the stump [and] roots of the tree, your kingdom shall be assured to you, after you come to know that Heaven rules.

27. Therefore, O king, let my advice be acceptable to you; break off your sins by [being] righteous, and your iniquities by showing mercy to [the] poor. Perhaps there may be a lengthening of your prosperity.”

28. All [this] came upon King Nebuchadnezzar.

29. At the end of the twelve months he was walking about the royal palace of Babylon.

30. The king spoke, saying, “Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for a royal dwelling by my mighty power and for the honor of my majesty?”

31. While the word [was still] in the king’s mouth, a voice fell from heaven: “King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: the kingdom has departed from you!

32. And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling [shall be] with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.”

33. That very hour the word was fulfilled concerning Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair had grown like eagles’ [feathers] and his nails like birds’ [claws.]

34. And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever: For His dominion [is] an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom [is] from generation to generation.

35. All the inhabitants of the earth [are] reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And [among] the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, “What have You done?”

36. At the same time my reason returned to me, and for the glory of my kingdom, my honor and splendor returned to me. My counselors and nobles resorted to me, I was restored to my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added to me.

37. Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all of whose works [are] truth, and His ways justice. And those who walk in pride He is able to put down.

다니엘 3장

다니엘 3장 음성녹음

1. Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height [was] sixty cubits [and] its width six cubits. He set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.

2. And King Nebuchadnezzar sent [word] to gather together the satraps, the administrators, the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates, and all the officials of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

3. So the satraps, the administrators, the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates, and all the officials of the provinces gathered together for the dedication of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

4. Then a herald cried aloud: “To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages,

5. “[that] at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, [and] psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, you shall fall down and worship the gold image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up;

6. “and whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.”

7. So at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the horn, flute, harp, [and] lyre, in symphony with all kinds of music, all the people, nations, and languages fell down [and] worshiped the gold image which King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

8. Therefore at that time certain Chaldeans came forward and accused the Jews.

9. They spoke and said to King Nebuchadnezzar, “O king, live forever!

10. “You, O king, have made a decree that everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, [and] psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, shall fall down and worship the gold image;

11. “and whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.

12. “There are certain Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego; these men, O king, have not paid due regard to you. They do not serve your gods or worship the gold image which you have set up.”

13. Then Nebuchadnezzar, in rage and fury, gave the command to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. So they brought these men before the king.

14. Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying to them, “[Is it] true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, [that] you do not serve my gods or worship the gold image which I have set up?

15. “Now if you are ready at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, [and] psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, and you fall down and worship the image which I have made, [good!] But if you do not worship, you shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. And who [is] the god who will deliver you from my hands?”

16. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter.

17. “If that [is the case,] our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver [us] from your hand, O king.

18. “But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.”

19. Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury, and the expression on his face changed toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. He spoke and commanded that they heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated.

20. And he commanded certain mighty men of valor who [were] in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, [and] cast [them] into the burning fiery furnace.

21. Then these men were bound in their coats, their trousers, their turbans, and their [other] garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

22. Therefore, because the king’s command was urgent, and the furnace exceedingly hot, the flame of the fire killed those men who took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego.

23. And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

24. Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he rose in haste [and] spoke, saying to his counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?” They answered and said to the king, “True, O king.”

25. “Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”

26. Then Nebuchadnezzar went near the mouth of the burning fiery furnace [and] spoke, saying, “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, servants of the Most High God, come out, and come [here.”] Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego came from the midst of the fire.

27. And the satraps, administrators, governors, and the king’s counselors gathered together, and they saw these men on whose bodies the fire had no power; the hair of their head was not singed nor were their garments affected, and the smell of fire was not on them.

28. Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, who sent His Angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him, and they have frustrated the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they should not serve nor worship any god except their own God!

29. “Therefore I make a decree that any people, nation, or language which speaks anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made an ash heap; because there is no other God who can deliver like this.”

30. Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego in the province of Babylon.

다니엘 2장

다니엘 2장 음성녹음

1. Now in the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; and his spirit was [so] troubled that his sleep left him.

2. Then the king gave the command to call the magicians, the astrologers, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.

3. And the king said to them, “I have had a dream, and my spirit is anxious to know the dream.”

4. Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic, “O king, live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will give the interpretation.”

5. The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, “My decision is firm: if you do not make known the dream to me, and its interpretation, you shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made an ash heap.

6. “However, if you tell the dream and its interpretation, you shall receive from me gifts, rewards, and great honor. Therefore tell me the dream and its interpretation.”

7. They answered again and said, “Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will give its interpretation.”

8. The king answered and said, “I know for certain that you would gain time, because you see that my decision is firm:

9. “if you do not make known the dream to me, [there is only] one decree for you! For you have agreed to speak lying and corrupt words before me till the time has changed. Therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that you can give me its interpretation.”

10. The Chaldeans answered the king, and said, “There is not a man on earth who can tell the king’s matter; therefore no king, lord, or ruler has [ever] asked such things of any magician, astrologer, or Chaldean.

11. “[It is] a difficult thing that the king requests, and there is no other who can tell it to the king except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.”

12. For this reason the king was angry and very furious, and gave a command to destroy all the wise [men] of Babylon.

13. So the decree went out, and they began killing the wise [men;] and they sought Daniel and his companions, to kill [them.]

14. Then with counsel and wisdom Daniel answered Arioch, the captain of the king’s guard, who had gone out to kill the wise [men] of Babylon;

15. he answered and said to Arioch the king’s captain, “Why is the decree from the king so urgent?” Then Arioch made the decision known to Daniel.

16. So Daniel went in and asked the king to give him time, that he might tell the king the interpretation.

17. Then Daniel went to his house, and made the decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions,

18. that they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise [men] of Babylon.

19. Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. So Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

20. Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, For wisdom and might are His.

21. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise And knowledge to those who have understanding.

22. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what [is] in the darkness, And light dwells with Him.

23. “I thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers; You have given me wisdom and might, And have now made known to me what we asked of You, For You have made known to us the king’s demand.”

24. Therefore Daniel went to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise [men] of Babylon. He went and said thus to him: “Do not destroy the wise [men] of Babylon; take me before the king, and I will tell the king the interpretation.”

25. Then Arioch quickly brought Daniel before the king, and said thus to him, “I have found a man of the captives of Judah, who will make known to the king the interpretation.”

26. The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name [was] Belteshazzar, “Are you able to make known to me the dream which I have seen, and its interpretation?”

27. Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, “The secret which the king has demanded, the wise [men,] the astrologers, the magicians, and the soothsayers cannot declare to the king.

28. “But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, were these:

29. “As for you, O king, thoughts came [to] your [mind while] on your bed, [about] what would come to pass after this; and He who reveals secrets has made known to you what will be.

30. “But as for me, this secret has not been revealed to me because I have more wisdom than anyone living, but for [our] sakes who make known the interpretation to the king, and that you may know the thoughts of your heart.

31. ” You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image! This great image, whose splendor [was] excellent, stood before you; and its form [was] awesome.

32. “This image’s head [was] of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze,

33. “its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay.

34. “You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces.

35. “Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.

36. ” This [is] the dream. Now we will tell the interpretation of it before the king.

37. “You, O king, [are] a king of kings. For the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, strength, and glory;

38. “and wherever the children of men dwell, or the beasts of the field and the birds of the heaven, He has given [them] into your hand, and has made you ruler over them all — you [are] this head of gold.

39. “But after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours; then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth.

40. “And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, [that kingdom] will break in pieces and crush all the others.

41. “Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay.

42. “And [as] the toes of the feet [were] partly of iron and partly of clay, [so] the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile.

43. “As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.

44. “And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.

45. “Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold — the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure.”

46. Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face, prostrate before Daniel, and commanded that they should present an offering and incense to him.

47. The king answered Daniel, and said, “Truly your God [is] the God of gods, the Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, since you could reveal this secret.”

48. Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many great gifts; and he made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief administrator over all the wise [men] of Babylon.

49. Also Daniel petitioned the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego over the affairs of the province of Babylon; but Daniel [sat] in the gate of the king.

다니엘 1장

다니엘 1장 음성녹음

1. In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it.

2. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the articles of the house of God, which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the articles into the treasure house of his god.

3. Then the king instructed Ashpenaz, the master of his eunuchs, to bring some of the children of Israel and some of the king’s descendants and some of the nobles,

4. young men in whom [there was] no blemish, but good-looking, gifted in all wisdom, possessing knowledge and quick to understand, who [had] ability to serve in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the language and literature of the Chaldeans.

5. And the king appointed for them a daily provision of the king’s delicacies and of the wine which he drank, and three years of training for them, so that at the end of [that time] they might serve before the king.

6. Now from among those of the sons of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.

7. To them the chief of the eunuchs gave names: he gave Daniel [the name] Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abed-Nego.

8. But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

9. Now God had brought Daniel into the favor and goodwill of the chief of the eunuchs.

10. And the chief of the eunuchs said to Daniel, “I fear my lord the king, who has appointed your food and drink. For why should he see your faces looking worse than the young men who [are] your age? Then you would endanger my head before the king.”

11. So Daniel said to the steward whom the chief of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,

12. “Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink.

13. “Then let our appearance be examined before you, and the appearance of the young men who eat the portion of the king’s delicacies; and as you see fit, [so] deal with your servants.”

14. So he consented with them in this matter, and tested them ten days.

15. And at the end of ten days their features appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the young men who ate the portion of the king’s delicacies.

16. Thus the steward took away their portion of delicacies and the wine that they were to drink, and gave them vegetables.

17. As for these four young men, God gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

18. Now at the end of the days, when the king had said that they should be brought in, the chief of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.

19. Then the king interviewed them, and among them all none was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; therefore they served before the king.

20. And in all matters of wisdom [and] understanding about which the king examined them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians [and] astrologers who [were] in all his realm.

21. Thus Daniel continued until the first year of King Cyrus.

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에스겔 선지자는 예루살렘이 바벨론에 의해 완전히 멸망되기 이전에 두번째 포로로 잡혀간 선지자입니다. 에스겔과 1만여명의 이스라엘 백성들이 포로로 잡혀갔습니다. 에스겔의 사명은 이들이 포로생활에서 하나님에 대한 소망을 잃지않고 예루살렘의 회복을 열망하도록 힘을 불어 넣어주는 역할이었습니다.

1만여명의 포로들은 설마 그 튼튼한 예루살렘이 멸망하겠느냐는 강한 신념을 갖고 있었습니다. 하지만 에스겔이 예언활동을 하는 동안 예루살렘은 멸망했습니다. 그것도 철저히 파괴되고 말았습니다. 예레미야의 충고를 무시한 시드기야 왕의 모습이 예레미야서에 잘 기록돼 있습니다.

에스겔도 강한 절망감을 느꼈을 것입니다. 예루살렘이 멸망된 이후 14년이 지나 하나님의 말씀이 에스겔에게 임했다고 성경은 기록합니다. 그것은 에스겔 37장에 있는 것처럼 마른뼈들이 생명을 회복하는 모습이었습니다.

에스겔 47장에서는 성전 문지방 동쪽과 북쪽에서 흐르는 강이 모든 생명을 살리는 근원이 되는 모습을 보여주고 있습니다. 그리고 바로 이어서 이스라엘 12지파의 땅 분배에 관한 내용이 마지막까지 기록됩니다. 하나님은 에스겔을 통해 포로 귀환시 현실적인 땅 분배를 어떻게 할지를 규정하고 있는 것입니다.

따라서 에스겔서는 이스라엘 백성이 바벨론의 70년 포로생활을 마치고 돌아 오게 될 때 살아야 될 땅 분배에 대한 방향을 제공하고 있습니다. 철저한 예루살렘의 파괴로부터 진정한 재건을 시작하기까지 70년이 걸린 것입니다. 이 기간은 이스라엘 백성이 철저히 낮아지는 기간이었습니다.

대한민국의 철저한 파괴는 1950년 6월 25일 발생한 한국전쟁을 통해서입니다. 아직도 분단된 대한민국은 회복의 기미가 보이지 않습니다. 핵무기를 통해 그 긴장이 더 고조되는 듯 합니다. 하지만 긴장은 영원히 지속되지 않습니다.  한국전쟁으로부터 70년 정도가 지난 2020년 경부터 대한민국은 진정한 회복을 준비해야 합니다.

그 중에서 가장 중요한 것이 에스겔서에서 보여주는 것처럼 토지소유에 관한 문제입니다. 아직도 북한에서 내려온 일부 사람들은 토지문서를 장롱 깊숙히 보관하고 있습니다. 땅문제에 대한 것을 분명히 하지 않을 경우, 일대 혼란이 예상됩니다. 자본주의도 사회주의도 아닌 모든 사람들이 함께 살 수 있는 나라를 위해 지금부터 대한민국은 고민해야 합니다.

그 제도가 바로 정착되지 못할 때 한반도는 지금의 이스라엘처럼 아시아의 화약고가 될 것입니다.

Stone Choi.

에스겔 48장

에스겔 48장 음성녹음

1. “Now these [are] the names of the tribes: From the northern border along the road to Hethlon at the entrance of Hamath, to Hazar Enan, the border of Damascus northward, in the direction of Hamath, [there shall be] one [section for] Dan from its east to its west side;

2. “by the border of Dan, from the east side to the west, one [section for] Asher;

3. “by the border of Asher, from the east side to the west, one [section for] Naphtali;

4. “by the border of Naphtali, from the east side to the west, one [section for] Manasseh;

5. “by the border of Manasseh, from the east side to the west, one [section for] Ephraim;

6. “by the border of Ephraim, from the east side to the west, one [section for] Reuben;

7. “by the border of Reuben, from the east side to the west, one [section for] Judah;

8. ” by the border of Judah, from the east side to the west, shall be the district which you shall set apart, twenty-five thousand [cubits] in width, and [in] length the same as one of the [other] portions, from the east side to the west, with the sanctuary in the center.

9. ” The district that you shall set apart for the LORD [shall be] twenty-five thousand [cubits] in length and ten thousand in width.

10. “To these — to the priests — the holy district shall belong: on the north twenty-five thousand [cubits in length,] on the west ten thousand in width, on the east ten thousand in width, and on the south twenty-five thousand in length. The sanctuary of the LORD shall be in the center.

11. “[It shall be] for the priests of the sons of Zadok, who are sanctified, who have kept My charge, who did not go astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray.

12. “And [this] district of land that is set apart shall be to them a thing most holy by the border of the Levites.

13. ” Opposite the border of the priests, the Levites [shall have an area] twenty-five thousand [cubits] in length and ten thousand in width; its entire length [shall be] twenty-five thousand and its width ten thousand.

14. “And they shall not sell or exchange any of it; they may not alienate this best [part] of the land, for [it is] holy to the LORD.

15. ” The five thousand [cubits] in width that remain, along the edge of the twenty-five thousand, shall be for general use by the city, for dwellings and common-land; and the city shall be in the center.

16. “These [shall be] its measurements: the north side four thousand five hundred [cubits,] the south side four thousand five hundred, the east side four thousand five hundred, and the west side four thousand five hundred.

17. “The common-land of the city shall be: to the north two hundred and fifty [cubits,] to the south two hundred and fifty, to the east two hundred and fifty, and to the west two hundred and fifty.

18. “The rest of the length, alongside the district of the holy [section, shall be] ten thousand [cubits] to the east and ten thousand to the west. It shall be adjacent to the district of the holy [section,] and its produce shall be food for the workers of the city.

19. “The workers of the city, from all the tribes of Israel, shall cultivate it.

20. “The entire district [shall be] twenty-five thousand [cubits] by twenty-five thousand [cubits,] foursquare. You shall set apart the holy district with the property of the city.

21. ” The rest [shall belong] to the prince, on one side and on the other of the holy district and of the city’s property, next to the twenty-five thousand [cubits] of the [holy] district as far as the eastern border, and westward next to the twenty-five thousand as far as the western border, adjacent to the [tribal] portions; [it shall belong] to the prince. It shall be the holy district, and the sanctuary of the temple [shall be] in the center.

22. “Moreover, apart from the possession of the Levites and the possession of the city [which are] in the midst of what [belongs] to the prince, [the area] between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin shall belong to the prince.

23. “As for the rest of the tribes, from the east side to the west, Benjamin [shall have] one [section;]

24. “by the border of Benjamin, from the east side to the west, Simeon [shall have] one [section;]

25. “by the border of Simeon, from the east side to the west, Issachar [shall have] one [section;]

26. “by the border of Issachar, from the east side to the west, Zebulun [shall have] one [section;]

27. “by the border of Zebulun, from the east side to the west, Gad [shall have] one [section;]

28. “by the border of Gad, on the south side, toward the South, the border shall be from Tamar [to] the waters of Meribah [by] Kadesh, along the brook to the Great Sea.

29. “This [is] the land which you shall divide by lot as an inheritance among the tribes of Israel, and these [are] their portions,” says the Lord GOD.

30. ” These [are] the exits of the city. On the north side, measuring four thousand five hundred [cubits]

31. ‘(the gates of the city [shall be] named after the tribes of Israel), the three gates northward: one gate for Reuben, one gate for Judah, and one gate for Levi;

32. “on the east side, four thousand five hundred [cubits,] three gates: one gate for Joseph, one gate for Benjamin, and one gate for Dan;

33. “on the south side, measuring four thousand five hundred [cubits,] three gates: one gate for Simeon, one gate for Issachar, and one gate for Zebulun;

34. “on the west side, four thousand five hundred [cubits] with their three gates: one gate for Gad, one gate for Asher, and one gate for Naphtali.

35. “All the way around [shall be] eighteen thousand cubits; and the name of the city from [that] day [shall be:] THE LORD [Is] THERE.”

에스겔 47장

에스겔 47장 음성녹음

1. Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east; the water was flowing from under the right side of the temple, south of the altar.

2. He brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me around on the outside to the outer gateway that faces east; and there was water, running out on the right side.

3. And when the man went out to the east with the line in his hand, he measured one thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the water [came up to my] ankles.

4. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through the waters; the water [came up to my] knees. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through; the water [came up to my] waist.

5. Again he measured one thousand, [and it was] a river that I could not cross; for the water was too deep, water in which one must swim, a river that could not be crossed.

6. He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen [this?”] Then he brought me and returned me to the bank of the river.

7. When I returned, there, along the bank of the river, [were] very many trees on one side and the other.

8. Then he said to me: “This water flows toward the eastern region, goes down into the valley, and enters the sea. [When it] reaches the sea, [its] waters are healed.

9. “And it shall be [that] every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes.

10. “It shall be [that] fishermen will stand by it from En Gedi to En Eglaim; they will be [places] for spreading their nets. Their fish will be of the same kinds as the fish of the Great Sea, exceedingly many.

11. “But its swamps and marshes will not be healed; they will be given over to salt.

12. “Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all [kinds of] trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.”

13. Thus says the Lord GOD: “These [are] the borders by which you shall divide the land as an inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel. Joseph [shall have two] portions.

14. “You shall inherit it equally with one another; for I raised My hand in an oath to give it to your fathers, and this land shall fall to you as your inheritance.

15. “This [shall be] the border of the land on the north: from the Great Sea, [by] the road to Hethlon, as one goes to Zedad,

16. “Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim (which [is] between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath), to Hazar Hatticon (which [is] on the border of Hauran).

17. “Thus the boundary shall be from the Sea to Hazar Enan, the border of Damascus; and as for the north, northward, it is the border of Hamath. [This is] the north side.

18. “On the east side you shall mark out the border from between Hauran and Damascus, and between Gilead and the land of Israel, along the Jordan, and along the eastern side of the sea. [This is] the east side.

19. “The south side, toward the South, [shall be] from Tamar to the waters of Meribah by Kadesh, along the brook to the Great Sea. [This is] the south side, toward the South.

20. “The west side [shall be] the Great Sea, from the [southern] boundary until one comes to a point opposite Hamath. This [is] the west side.

21. ” Thus you shall divide this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel.

22. “It shall be that you will divide it by lot as an inheritance for yourselves, and for the strangers who dwell among you and who bear children among you. They shall be to you as native-born among the children of Israel; they shall have an inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel.

23. “And it shall be [that] in whatever tribe the stranger dwells, there you shall give [him] his inheritance,” says the Lord GOD.

에스겔 46장

에스겔 46장 음성녹음

1. ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “The gateway of the inner court that faces toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the Sabbath it shall be opened, and on the day of the New Moon it shall be opened.

2. “The prince shall enter by way of the vestibule of the gateway from the outside, and stand by the gatepost. The priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings. He shall worship at the threshold of the gate. Then he shall go out, but the gate shall not be shut until evening.

3. “Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the entrance to this gateway before the LORD on the Sabbaths and the New Moons.

4. “The burnt offering that the prince offers to the LORD on the Sabbath day [shall be] six lambs without blemish, and a ram without blemish;

5. “and the grain offering [shall be one] ephah for a ram, and the grain offering for the lambs, as much as he wants to give, as well as a hin of oil with every ephah.

6. “On the day of the New Moon [it shall be] a young bull without blemish, six lambs, and a ram; they shall be without blemish.

7. “He shall prepare a grain offering of an ephah for a bull, an ephah for a ram, as much as he wants to give for the lambs, and a hin of oil with every ephah.

8. “When the prince enters, he shall go in by way of the vestibule of the gateway, and go out the same way.

9. ” But when the people of the land come before the LORD on the appointed feast days, whoever enters by way of the north gate to worship shall go out by way of the south gate; and whoever enters by way of the south gate shall go out by way of the north gate. He shall not return by way of the gate through which he came, but shall go out through the opposite gate.

10. “The prince shall then be in their midst. When they go in, he shall go in; and when they go out, he shall go out.

11. “At the festivals and the appointed feast days the grain offering shall be an ephah for a bull, an ephah for a ram, as much as he wants to give for the lambs, and a hin of oil with every ephah.

12. ” Now when the prince makes a voluntary burnt offering or voluntary peace offering to the LORD, the gate that faces toward the east shall then be opened for him; and he shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings as he did on the Sabbath day. Then he shall go out, and after he goes out the gate shall be shut.

13. “You shall daily make a burnt offering to the LORD [of] a lamb of the first year without blemish; you shall prepare it every morning.

14. “And you shall prepare a grain offering with it every morning, a sixth of an ephah, and a third of a hin of oil to moisten the fine flour. This grain offering is a perpetual ordinance, to be made regularly to the LORD.

15. “Thus they shall prepare the lamb, the grain offering, and the oil, [as] a regular burnt offering every morning.”

16. ‘ Thus says the Lord GOD: “If the prince gives a gift [of some] of his inheritance to any of his sons, it shall belong to his sons; it is their possession by inheritance.

17. “But if he gives a gift of some of his inheritance to one of his servants, it shall be his until the year of liberty, after which it shall return to the prince. But his inheritance shall belong to his sons; it shall become theirs.

18. “Moreover the prince shall not take any of the people’s inheritance by evicting them from their property; he shall provide an inheritance for his sons from his own property, so that none of My people may be scattered from his property.” ‘ ”

19. Now he brought me through the entrance, which [was] at the side of the gate, into the holy chambers of the priests which face toward the north; and there a place [was] situated at their extreme western end.

20. And he said to me, “This [is] the place where the priests shall boil the trespass offering and the sin offering, [and] where they shall bake the grain offering, so that they do not bring [them] out into the outer court to sanctify the people.”

21. Then he brought me out into the outer court and caused me to pass by the four corners of the court; and in fact, in every corner of the court [there was another] court.

22. In the four corners of the court [were] enclosed courts, forty [cubits] long and thirty wide; all four corners [were] the same size.

23. [There was] a row [of building stones] all around in them, all around the four of them; and cooking hearths were made under the rows of stones all around.

24. And he said to me, “These [are] the kitchens where the ministers of the temple shall boil the sacrifices of the people.”

에스겔 45장

에스겔 45장 음성녹음

1. “Moreover, when you divide the land by lot into inheritance, you shall set apart a district for the LORD, a holy section of the land; its length [shall be] twenty-five thousand [cubits,] and the width ten thousand. It [shall be] holy throughout its territory all around.

2. “Of this there shall be a square plot for the sanctuary, five hundred by five hundred [rods,] with fifty cubits around it for an open space.

3. “So this is the district you shall measure: twenty-five thousand [cubits] long and ten thousand wide; in it shall be the sanctuary, the Most Holy [Place.]

4. “It shall be a holy [section] of the land, belonging to the priests, the ministers of the sanctuary, who come near to minister to the LORD; it shall be a place for their houses and a holy place for the sanctuary.

5. “[An area] twenty-five thousand [cubits] long and ten thousand wide shall belong to the Levites, the ministers of the temple; they shall have twenty chambers as a possession.

6. ” You shall appoint as the property of the city [an area] five thousand [cubits] wide and twenty-five thousand long, adjacent to the district of the holy [section;] it shall belong to the whole house of Israel.

7. ” The prince shall have [a section] on one side and the other of the holy district and the city’s property; and bordering on the holy district and the city’s property, extending westward on the west side and eastward on the east side, the length [shall be] side by side with one of the [tribal] portions, from the west border to the east border.

8. “The land shall be his possession in Israel; and My princes shall no more oppress My people, but they shall give [the rest of] the land to the house of Israel, according to their tribes.”

9. ‘ Thus says the Lord GOD: “Enough, O princes of Israel! Remove violence and plundering, execute justice and righteousness, and stop dispossessing My people,” says the Lord GOD.

10. “You shall have honest scales, an honest ephah, and an honest bath.

11. “The ephah and the bath shall be of the same measure, so that the bath contains one-tenth of a homer, and the ephah one-tenth of a homer; their measure shall be according to the homer.

12. “The shekel [shall be] twenty gerahs; twenty shekels, twenty-five shekels, [and] fifteen shekels shall be your mina.

13. “This [is] the offering which you shall offer: you shall give one-sixth of an ephah from a homer of wheat, and one-sixth of an ephah from a homer of barley.

14. “The ordinance concerning oil, the bath of oil, [is] one-tenth of a bath from a kor. A kor [is] a homer or ten baths, for ten baths [are] a homer.

15. “And one lamb shall be given from a flock of two hundred, from the rich pastures of Israel. These shall be for grain offerings, burnt offerings, and peace offerings, to make atonement for them,” says the Lord GOD.

16. “All the people of the land shall give this offering for the prince in Israel.

17. “Then it shall be the prince’s part [to give] burnt offerings, grain offerings, and drink offerings, at the feasts, the New Moons, the Sabbaths, and at all the appointed seasons of the house of Israel. He shall prepare the sin offering, the grain offering, the burnt offering, and the peace offerings to make atonement for the house of Israel.”

18. ‘ Thus says the Lord GOD: “In the first [month,] on the first [day] of the month, you shall take a young bull without blemish and cleanse the sanctuary.

19. “The priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering and put [it] on the doorposts of the temple, on the four corners of the ledge of the altar, and on the gateposts of the gate of the inner court.

20. “And so you shall do on the seventh [day] of the month for everyone who has sinned unintentionally or in ignorance. Thus you shall make atonement for the temple.

21. ” In the first [month,] on the fourteenth day of the month, you shall observe the Passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten.

22. “And on that day the prince shall prepare for himself and for all the people of the land a bull [for] a sin offering.

23. “On the seven days of the feast he shall prepare a burnt offering to the LORD, seven bulls and seven rams without blemish, daily for seven days, and a kid of the goats daily [for] a sin offering.

24. “And he shall prepare a grain offering of one ephah for each bull and one ephah for each ram, together with a hin of oil for each ephah.

25. “In the seventh [month,] on the fifteenth day of the month, at the feast, he shall do likewise for seven days, according to the sin offering, the burnt offering, the grain offering, and the oil.”