以赛亚书37 Isaiah

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37:1 希西家王听见,就撕裂衣服,披上麻布,进了耶和华的殿。

And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.

37:2 使家宰以利亚敬,和书记舍伯那,并祭司中的长老,都披上麻布,去见亚摩斯的儿子先知以赛亚。

And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.

37:3 对他说,希西家如此说,今日是急难,责罚,凌辱的日子,就如妇人将要生产婴孩,却没有力量生产。

And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

37:4 或者耶和华你的神,听见拉伯沙基的话,就是他主人亚述王打发他来辱骂永生神的话。耶和华你的神,听见这话就要发斥责,故此求你为馀剩的民,扬声祷告。

It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.

37:5 希西家王的臣仆,就去见以赛亚,

So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

37:6 以赛亚对他们说,要这样对你们的主人说,耶和华如此说,你听见亚述王的仆人亵渎我的话,不要惧怕。

And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.

37:7 我必惊动(原文作使灵进入)他的心,他要听见风声就归回本地,我必使他在那里倒在刀下。

Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.

37:8 拉伯沙基回去,正遇见亚述王攻打立拿。原来他早听见亚述王拔营离开拉吉。

So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

37:9 亚述王听见人论古实王特哈加说,他出来与你争战。亚述王一听见,就打发使者去见希西家,吩咐他们说。

And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,

37:10 你们对犹大王希西家如此说,不要听你所倚靠的神欺哄你,说,耶路撒冷必不交在亚述王的手中。

Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God, in whom thou trustest, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.

37:11 你总听说亚述诸王向列国所行的,乃是尽行灭绝,难道你还能得救吗。

Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be delivered?

37:12 我列祖所毁灭的,就是歌散,哈兰,利色,和属提拉撒的伊甸人。这些国的神,何曾拯救这些国呢。

Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Telassar?

37:13 哈马的王,亚珥拔的王,西法瓦音城的王,希拿和以瓦的王,都在那里呢。

Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?

37:14 希西家从使者手里接过书信来,看完了,就上耶和华的殿,将书信在耶和华面前晒开。

And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.

37:15 希西家向耶和华祷告说,

And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying,

37:16 坐在二基路伯上万军之耶和华以色列的神阿,你,惟有你,是天下万国的神。你曾创造天地。

O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.

37:17 耶和华阿,求你侧耳而听。耶和华阿,求你睁眼而看。要听西拿基立的一切话,他是打发使者来辱骂永生的神的。

Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God.

37:18 耶和华阿,亚述诸王果然使列国,和列国之地变为荒凉。

Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries,

37:19 将列国的神像都扔在火里,因为他本不是神,乃是人手所造的,是木头,石头的,所以灭绝他。

And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

37:20 耶和华我们的神阿,现在求你救我们脱离亚述王的手,使天下万国都知道惟有你是耶和华。

Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD, even thou only.

37:21 亚摩斯的儿子以赛亚,就打发人去见希西家说,耶和华以色列的神如此说,你既然求我攻击亚述王西拿基立,

Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria:

37:22 所以耶和华论他这样说,锡安的处女藐视你,嗤笑你,耶路撒冷的女子向你摇头。

This is the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.

37:23 你辱骂谁,亵渎谁,扬起声来,高举眼目攻击谁呢,乃是攻击以色列的圣者。

Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.

37:24 你藉你的臣仆辱骂主,说,我率领许多战车上山顶,到黎巴嫩极深之处,我要砍伐其中高大的香柏树,和佳美的松树,我必上极高之处,进入肥田的树林。

By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said, By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the height of his border, and the forest of his Carmel.

37:25 我已经挖井喝水,我必用脚掌踏乾埃及的一切河。

I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.

37:26 耶和华说,你岂没有听见我早先所作的古时所立的吗,现在藉你使坚固城荒废,变为乱堆。

Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps.

37:27 所以其中的居民力量甚小,惊惶羞愧。他们像野草,像青菜,如房顶上的草,又如田间未长成的禾稼。

Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

37:28 你坐下,你出去,你进来,你向我发烈怒,我都知道。

But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.

37:29 因你向我发烈怒,又因你狂傲的话达到我耳中,我就要用钩子钩上你的鼻子,把嚼环放在你口里,使你从原路转回去。

Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

37:30 以色列人哪,我赐你们一个证据,你们今年要吃自生的,明年也要吃自长的,至于后年,你们要耕种收割,栽植葡萄园,吃其中的果子。

And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such as groweth of itself; and the second year that which springeth of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.

37:31 犹大家所逃脱剩馀的,仍要往下札根,向上结果。

And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:

37:32 必有馀剩的民,从耶路撒冷而出,必有逃脱的人,从锡安而来。万军之耶和华的热心必成就这事。

For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.

37:33 所以耶和华论亚述王如此说,他必不得来到这城,也不在这里射箭,不得拿盾牌到城前,也不筑垒攻城。

Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank against it.

37:34 他从那条路来,必从那条路回去,必不得来到这城。这是耶和华说的。

By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.

37:35 因我为自己的缘故,又为我仆人大卫的缘故,必保护拯救这城。

For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.

37:36 耶和华的使者出去,在亚述营中杀了十八万五千人。清早有人起来一看,都是死尸了。

Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

37:37 亚述王西拿基立,就拔营回去,住在尼尼微。

So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.

37:38 一日在他的神,尼斯洛庙里叩拜,他儿子亚得米勒,和沙利色,用刀杀了他,就逃到亚拉腊地。他儿子以撒哈吨接续他作王。

And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.

以赛亚书37参考

在医学不发达的时代,难产是生死存亡的关口,但是──
37:3 犹大被比作一个临产的妇女,在生产中因太虚弱而难产。当情况似乎没希望的时候,希西家没有放弃。相反,他求先知以赛亚向神祷告帮助百姓。不管你的情况多糟,你都不要绝望,要转向神。

亡羊补牢,犹未为晚,在最后时刻也可以转向神!
37:4 希西家正好做了以赛亚一直号召人们去做的事情(参1-35章)。他转向了神并眼看著神来帮助犹大。我们转向神意味著相信神在那里,能够帮助我们。

有时,神的帮助好像迟迟未到,其实它已在路上……
37:8-10 尽管神对希西家祷告的回答已在进行之中,但因为特哈加仍在犹豫是否进攻,因此希西家并不知道。他虽看不见神回答自己的迹象,但他仍不断地祷告并有信心。在我们祷告的时候,我们必须相信神已经为我们预备了最好的回答。我们的任务是凭信心向神求问,以谦卑来等候。

基路伯是天使,我知道,希西家的意思是……
37:16 基路伯是最高天使。“坐在基路伯中间”是指在耶路撒冷圣殿中的约柜盖上。这是对神的圣洁、权柄和主权的描述。

钩子、嚼环,是比喻吗?
37:29 这是亚述常用在俘虏身上的刑罚。把俘虏的鼻子用钩子钩住,把嚼环放在嘴里来牵著他们走,表示对俘虏的羞辱。

神为何要拯救耶路撒冷?
37:35 神会因自己的荣耀和记念他对大卫的应许的缘故,来保护耶路撒冷。亚述已冲撞了神,他们不会成为神手中惩罚耶路撒冷的工具。耶路撒冷所不能做的,神将为他们做到。如果我们对神有足够的信心并向神求问的话,他也会为我们做不可能做到的事。

先知的预言从不落空,西拿基立的死就是一例──
37:38 西拿基立的死以赛亚在10章12节、33至34节,37章7节中有所预言。他的死在列王记下第19章中也有记载。

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