以西结书19 Ezekiel

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19:1 你当为以色列的王作起哀歌,

Moreover take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,

19:2 说,你的母亲是什么呢。是个母狮子,蹲伏在狮子中间,在少壮狮子中养育小狮子。

And say, What is thy mother? A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps among young lions.

19:3 在它小狮子中养大一个,成了少壮狮子,学会抓食而吃人。

And she brought up one of her whelps: it became a young lion, and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men.

19:4 列国听见了就把它捉在他们的坑中,用钩子拉到埃及地去。

The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and they brought him with chains unto the land of Egypt.

19:5 母狮见自己等候失了指望,就从它小狮子中又将一个养为少壮狮子。

Now when she saw that she had waited, and her hope was lost, then she took another of her whelps, and made him a young lion.

19:6 它在众狮子中走来走去,成了少壮狮子,学会抓食而吃人。

And he went up and down among the lions, he became a young lion, and learned to catch the prey, and devoured men.

19:7 它知道列国的宫殿,又使他们的城邑变为荒场。因它咆哮的声音,遍地和其中所有的就都荒废。

And he knew their desolate palaces, and he laid waste their cities; and the land was desolate, and the fulness thereof, by the noise of his roaring.

19:8 于是四围邦国各省的人来攻击它,将网撒在它身上,捉在他们的坑中。

Then the nations set against him on every side from the provinces, and spread their net over him: he was taken in their pit.

19:9 他们用钩子钩住它,将它放在笼中,带到巴比伦王那里,将它放入坚固之所,使它的声音在以色列山上不再听见。

And they put him in ward in chains, and brought him to the king of Babylon: they brought him into holds, that his voice should no more be heard upon the mountains of Israel.

19:10 你的母亲先前如葡萄树,极其茂盛(原文作在你血中),栽于水旁。因为水多,就多结果子,满生枝子。

Thy mother is like a vine in thy blood, planted by the waters: she was fruitful and full of branches by reason of many waters.

19:11 生出坚固的枝干,可作掌权者的杖。这枝干高举在茂密的枝中,而且它生长高大,枝子繁多,远远可见。

And she had strong rods for the sceptres of them that bare rule, and her stature was exalted among the thick branches, and she appeared in her height with the multitude of her branches.

19:12 但这葡萄树因忿怒被拔出摔在地上。东风吹乾其上的果子,坚固的枝干折断枯乾,被火烧毁了。

But she was plucked up in fury, she was cast down to the ground, and the east wind dried up her fruit: her strong rods were broken and withered; the fire consumed them.

19:13 如今栽于旷野乾旱无水之地。

And now she is planted in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty ground.

19:14 火也从它枝干中发出,烧灭果子,以致没有坚固的枝干可作掌权者的杖。这是哀歌,也必用以作哀歌。

And fire is gone out of a rod of her branches, which hath devoured her fruit, so that she hath no strong rod to be a sceptre to rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be for a lamentation.

以西结书19参考

这一章以挽歌的形式写成,是要配合哪些信息?
19章 以西结用形像的手法传达了许多信息。他用母狮和幼狮的形像来引起听众的好奇。母狮象徵著犹大国,两只幼狮代表两个王。第一只幼狮是约哈斯王,他于公元前609年被埃及法老尼哥掳至埃及(参王下23:31-33)。第二只幼狮可能是已经被掳至巴比伦的约雅斤王(参王下24:8),也可能是很快就要被俘的西底家王(参王下25:7)。这个例子告诉犹大,他们根本没有能很快地摆脱流放、返回家园的希望,也没有可能摆脱巴比伦。

“东风吹乾其上的果子”是指──
19:11-12 不是犹大国王在政治和军事上的强大就能救国。他们就像葡萄树一样将被“东风”连根拔起吹乾。这“东风”就是强大的巴比伦军队。

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