创世记15 Genesis

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15:1 这事以后,耶和华在异象中有话对亚伯兰说,亚伯兰,你不要惧怕,我是你的盾牌,必大大地赏赐你。

After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

15:2 亚伯兰说,主耶和华阿,我既无子,你还赐我什么呢,并且要承受我家业的是大马士革人以利以谢。

And Abram said, LORD God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?

15:3 亚伯兰又说,你没有给我儿子。那生在我家中的人就是我的后嗣。

And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.

15:4 耶和华又有话对他说,这人必不成为你的后嗣。你本身所生的才成为你的后嗣。

And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

15:5 于是领他走到外边,说,你向天观看,数算众星,能数得过来吗。又对他说,你的后裔将要如此。

And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

15:6 亚伯兰信耶和华,耶和华就以此为他的义。

And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

15:7 耶和华又对他说,我是耶和华,曾领你出了迦勒底的吾珥,为要将这地赐你为业。

And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.

15:8 亚伯兰说,主耶和华阿,我怎能知道必得这地为业呢。

And he said, LORD God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?

15:9 他说,你为我取一只三年的母牛,一只三年的母山羊,一只三年的公绵羊,一只斑鸠,一只雏鸽。

And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.

15:10 亚伯兰就取了这些来,每样劈开,分成两半,一半对着一半地摆列,只有鸟没有劈开。

And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.

15:11 有鸷鸟下来,落在那死畜的肉上,亚伯兰就把它吓飞了。

And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.

15:12 日头正落的时候,亚伯兰沉沉地睡了。忽然有惊人的大黑暗落在他身上。

And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

15:13 耶和华对亚伯兰说,你要的确知道,你的后裔必寄居别人的地,又服事那地的人。那地的人要苦待他们四百年。

And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;

15:14 并且他们所要服事的那国,我要惩罚,后来他们必带着许多财物从那里出来。

And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

15:15 但你要享大寿数,平平安安地归到你列祖那里,被人埋葬。

And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

15:16 到了第四代,他们必回到此地,因为亚摩利人的罪孽还没有满盈。

But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

15:17 日落天黑,不料有冒烟的炉并烧着的火把从那些肉块中经过。

And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

15:18 当那日,耶和华与亚伯兰立约,说,我已赐给你的后裔,从埃及河直到伯大河之地,

In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

15:19 就是基尼人,基尼洗人,甲摩尼人,

The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

15:20 赫人,比利洗人,利乏音人,

And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,

15:21 亚摩利人,迦南人,革迦撒人,耶布斯人之地。

And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

创世记15参考

惧怕是人人会有的情绪,信主的人有甚么不同呢?
15:1 亚伯兰为甚么惧怕?也许是害怕他刚打败的诸王(参14:15)来报复,但神为他壮胆,因为:(1)神应许要护卫他(“我是你的盾牌”);(2)神应许要“大大地赏赐他”。我们对前途感到恐惧时,要记住在艰难的时候神与我们同在,他应许要大大地赐福给我们。

神的应许能实现在我最失望之处,我相信吗?
15:5 神没有应许亚伯兰有名有利,名利他已经有了。神应许他的后裔像天上的星、海边的沙那样(22:17),多得不可胜数。正当亚伯兰对于有后嗣不抱希望时,神应许他的后裔要多得超乎想像。神所赐的福真是叫人意想不到!

表里一致的信仰生活,是由我真诚的信心开始……
15:6 亚伯兰虽然藉著行为表明他的信心,但是使他蒙神称义的是他对主的信靠而不是他的行为(参罗4:1-5)。我们也能藉信心与神建立美好的关系。外表的行为,如参加教会聚会、祷告、行善等不能使我们在神面前称义。与神的美好关系建基于真诚的信心──相信神是如他所说、言出必行的神。只要有真诚的信心,就能产生好行为。

甚么叫遵行神的旨意?
15:8 亚伯兰想印证自己正遵行神的旨意。当我们寻求神引导时,也想得到确据,其实若照圣经所说的去做,我们就可以肯定是遵行神的旨意了。

神的怜悯与公义,怎样可以同时表现?
15:16 神知道亚摩利人会变得更加邪恶,有一天必要受惩罚,其中一个惩罚就是把他们赶出迦南地,将之赐给亚伯兰的后裔。其实,神怜悯亚摩利人,在行动之前让他们有充分的时间去悔改,不过他知道他们不会悔改,到了他所定的时间,就刑罚他们。神所做的一切皆与他的信实、公义相符。他满有怜悯,明察秋毫,行事公义,而他安排的时间也是最好的。

神为甚么向亚伯兰显出这个奇怪的异象?
15:17 因为神与亚伯兰立约是认真的。约代表从神而来的、不可思议的应许,和他赋与亚伯兰的巨大责任。为证实他的应许,神给亚伯兰一个记号:冒烟的炉和烧著的火把。火和烟表示神的圣洁、行公义的热心和对列国的审判。神采取主动,给予证实,并履行所应许的。亚伯兰能亲眼看见神在肉块中经过,所以神所立的约是真实的。

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