传道书6 Ecclesiastes

章: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

6:1 我见日光之下有一宗祸患,重压在人身上。

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men:

6:2 就是人蒙神赐他赀财,丰富,尊荣,以致他心里所愿的一样都不缺,只是神使他不能吃用,反有外人来吃用。这是虚空,也是祸患。

A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.

6:3 人若生一百个儿子,活了许多岁数,以致他的年日甚多,心里却不得满享福乐,又不得埋葬。据我说,那不到期而落的胎比他倒好。

If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also that he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he.

6:4 因为虚虚而来,暗暗而去,名字被黑暗遮蔽。

For he cometh in with vanity, and departeth in darkness, and his name shall be covered with darkness.

6:5 并且没有见过天日,也无知觉。这胎,比那人倒享安息。

Moreover he hath not seen the sun, nor known any thing: this hath more rest than the other.

6:6 那人虽然活千年,再活千年,却不享福,众人岂不都归一个地方去吗。

Yea, though he live a thousand years twice told, yet hath he seen no good: do not all go to one place?

6:7 人的劳碌都为口腹,心里却不知足。

All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

6:8 这样看来,智慧人比愚昧人有什么长处呢。穷人在众人面前知道如何行,有什么长处呢。

For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?

6:9 眼睛所看的,比心里妄想的倒好。这也是虚空,也是捕风。

Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

6:10 先前所有的,早已起了名。并知道何为人。他也不能与那比自己力大的相争。

That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he.

6:11 加增虚浮的事既多,这与人有什么益处呢。

Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?

6:12 人一生虚度的日子,就如影儿经过。谁知道什么与他有益呢。谁能告诉他身后在日光之下有什么事呢。

For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?

传道书6参考

世事难料,惟有神的心意不变!
6:1-8:15 在这段经文中,所罗门告诉我们,对神有正确的态度能帮助我们应付目前的不义。荣华富贵不一定是好的,而患难也不全是坏的。只有神永远是好的;如果我们按照他的心意生活,就会心满意足。

有福不能享,我可不想落入这种景况……
6:1-6 “神使他不能吃用”可能意味著那个人已经死了。即使人活了许多年,他的一生至终还是虚空的,因为他所积聚的一切终要留给别人。不论贫富,人人都会死。很多人想尽方法以延年益寿,增进健康;然而很少人会花费同样的时间和精神,来关注属灵的景况。如果我们单单致力于延长今生的寿命,而不采取神定的步骤去获得永生,我们的目光是何等短浅!

都归一个地方,是──?
6:6 “众人……都归一个地方去”意指人人都有一死。

妄想啊,我会这样吗?
6:9 “心里妄想”是指人浪费时间去空想,希望得到他所没有的东西。

“比自己力大的”是指谁?
6:10 神知道并管理世上所发生的一切事情。尽管有时看来并非如此,他确实是完全掌管我们的一生。既然创造我们的神完全知道我们,而且知道过去与未来,若我们仍然与他争论,岂不是愚昧!(参耶18:6;罗9:19-24)

人真能把握自己的命运吗?有人说不能,又有人说能,到底──
6:12 所罗门讲出了意味深长的真理──我们不能预测将来。他这样说是要反驳人能控制自己命运的观念。只有神知道在我们身上会发生甚么事。正因为没有人知道未来,所以我们都要好好地过每一天,也应在一切的计划上仰望神,而不仅是展望将来。

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