历代志上17 Chronicles

章: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

17:1 大卫住在自己宫中,对先知拿单说,看哪,我住在香柏木的宫中,耶和华的约柜反在幔子里。

Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD remaineth under curtains.

17:2 拿单对大卫说,你可以照你的心意而行,因为神与你同在。

Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thine heart; for God is with thee.

17:3 当夜,神的话临到拿单,说,

And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying,

17:4 你去告诉我仆人大卫,说耶和华如此说,你不可建造殿宇给我居住。

Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in:

17:5 自从我领以色列人出埃及,直到今日,我未曾住过殿宇,乃从这会幕到那会幕,从这帐幕到那帐幕。

For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I brought up Israel unto this day; but have gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another.

17:6 凡我同以色列人所走的地方,我何曾向以色列的一个士师,就是我吩咐牧养我民的说,你为何不给我建造香柏木的殿宇呢。

Wheresoever I have walked with all Israel, spake I a word to any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people, saying, Why have ye not built me an house of cedars?

17:7 现在你要告诉我仆人大卫,说万军之耶和华如此说,我从羊圈中将你召来,叫你不再跟从羊群,立你作我民以色列的君。

Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, even from following the sheep, that thou shouldest be ruler over my people Israel:

17:8 你无论往哪里去,我常与你同在,剪除你的一切仇敌。我必使你得大名,好像世上大大有名的人一样。

And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast walked, and have cut off all thine enemies from before thee, and have made thee a name like the name of the great men that are in the earth.

17:9 我必为我民以色列选定一个地方,栽培他们,使他们住自己的地方,不再迁移。凶恶之子也不像从前扰害他们,

Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning,

17:10 并不像我命士师治理我民以色列的时候一样。我必治服你的一切仇敌,并且我耶和华应许你,必为你建立家室。

And since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel. Moreover I will subdue all thine enemies. Furthermore I tell thee that the LORD will build thee an house.

17:11 你寿数满足归你列祖的时候,我必使你的后裔接续你的位,我也必坚定他的国。

And it shall come to pass, when thy days be expired that thou must go to be with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom.

17:12 他必为我建造殿宇。我必坚定他的国位直到永远。

He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his throne for ever.

17:13 我要作他的父,他要作我的子。并不使我的慈爱离开他,像离开在你以前的扫罗一样。

I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was before thee:

17:14 我却要将他永远坚立在我家里和我国里。他的国位也必坚定,直到永远。

But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom for ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.

17:15 拿单就按这一切话,照这默示告诉大卫。

According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.

17:16 于是大卫王进去,坐在耶和华面前,说,耶和华神阿,我是谁,我的家算什么,你竟使我到这地步呢。

And David the king came and sat before the LORD, and said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what is mine house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?

17:17 神阿,这在你眼中还看为小,又应许你仆人的家至于久远。耶和华神阿,你看顾我好像看顾高贵的人。

And yet this was a small thing in thine eyes, O God; for thou hast also spoken of thy servant’s house for a great while to come, and hast regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O LORD God.

17:18 你加于仆人的尊荣,我还有何言可说呢。因为你知道你的仆人。

What can David speak more to thee for the honour of thy servant? for thou knowest thy servant.

17:19 耶和华阿,你行了这大事,并且显明出来,是因你仆人的缘故,也是照你的心意。

O LORD, for thy servant’s sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all this greatness, in making known all these great things.

17:20 耶和华阿,照我们耳中听见,没有可比你的,除你以外再无神。

O LORD, there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

17:21 世上有何民能比你的民以色列呢。你神从埃及救赎他们作自己的子民,又在你赎出来的民面前行大而可畏的事,驱逐列邦人,显出你的大名。

And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people, whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?

17:22 你使以色列人作你的子民,直到永远。你耶和华也作他们的神。

For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for ever; and thou, LORD, becamest their God.

17:23 耶和华阿,你所应许仆人和仆人家的话,求你坚定,直到永远,照你所说的而行。

Therefore now, LORD, let the thing that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant and concerning his house be established for ever, and do as thou hast said.

17:24 愿你的名永远坚立,被尊为大,说,万军之耶和华是以色列的神,是治理以色列的神。这样,你仆人大卫的家必在你面前坚立。

Let it even be established, that thy name may be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God of Israel, even a God to Israel: and let the house of David thy servant be established before thee.

17:25 我的神阿,因你启示仆人说,我必为你建立家室,所以仆人大胆在你面前祈祷。

For thou, O my God, hast told thy servant that thou wilt build him an house: therefore thy servant hath found in his heart to pray before thee.

17:26 耶和华阿,惟有你是神,你也应许将这福气赐给仆人。

And now, LORD, thou art God, and hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:

17:27 现在你喜悦赐福与仆人的家,可以永存在你面前。耶和华阿,你已经赐福,还要赐福到永远。

Now therefore let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be before thee for ever: for thou blessest, O LORD, and it shall be blessed for ever.

历代记上17参考

我住在舒适的地方,享用丰富的食物,但在远方某处有人却……
17:1 大卫觉得自己住在华美的香柏木宫殿里,但作为神同在标记的约柜反而留在帐幕里,所以感到内心不安,想为神建造圣殿。他的心意是好的,却不合乎神所定的时间表。神吩咐大卫不要给他建造圣殿(17:3-4),大卫就乐意地顺服神所定的时候。如若你过著相当豪华的生活,而神的工作,他的教堂,或是教牧人员都有欠缺,神也许要你起来,扭转这种局面。你应当像大卫一样采取行动,去改善这种情势,不过你也要甘愿按照神所安排的时间进行。

神既是丰盛的,我还有甚么需要为他做呢?除了献上我自己……
17:3-14 神不愿要战士为他建殿(28:3;王上5:3)。大卫为使全国统一,流了许多人的血。所以建造圣殿的荣耀留给他的儿子所罗门。他要将一个国泰民安、统一的国度传给他的儿子,让后人可立刻建造华美的圣殿。

神的应许在何处成全?
17:10 神应许要征服大卫的所有仇敌。18至20章就讲到神如何成全他的应许。

神的应许有否实现?
17:12-14 既然神赐下应许,要坚立大卫后裔的国位直到永远,后来以色列人为甚么还从应许之地被掳呢?神对大卫的应许有两部分。第一部分是有条件的:只要大卫的后裔能顺从神的律法并且尊崇他,就会不断地有人坐以色列的王位。第二部分则是无条件的:他将来有一位后裔要永远作王,这一位就是耶稣基督(弥赛亚)。这应许的第一部分,建基于大卫子孙对神的忠心顺服上;第二部分则不管他的后裔行为如何都必应验。

我为神构想的计划竟被别人来实现,我的感觉是……
17:16-20 神告诉大卫,他的儿子所罗门必得建造圣殿的荣誉。大卫极度谦卑地回应,毫不怨懑。这位打败仇敌、深得人民爱戴的君王竟然对神说:“我是谁,你竟使我到这地步?”他承认神才是真正的君王。神也为我们做了如此多的事,他还要做得更多!我们应当像大卫一样自甘卑微,将荣耀归给神,对他说:“主啊,没有谁像你。”若神拣选别人来实现你的计划,你能这样谦卑地回应吗?

祷告不就等如祈求吗?
17:16-27 大卫谦卑地向神祷告(17:16-18),颂赞他(17:19-20),承认神对他的赐福(17:21-22),顺从神的决定,领受他的应许与命令(17:23-24)。我们有时只急于向神提出请求,把困难告诉他,但是上述的祷告范畴能加强我们的灵命。所以你要用时间颂赞神,数算他的赐福,确认你对神所吩咐你做的事情的委身。

遇困难时我只看到困难,神的应许嘛……
17:21 大卫对以色列人出埃及的提及,对最初读到历代志的以色列人有特别的意义──他们或则刚刚开始,或则已经完成从巴比伦回归故居的旅程。纪念神曾率领祖先第一次出埃及,重温神当日的各种应许,思念神的怜悯与保护,能鼓励被掳之人按神的应许再一次回到故土。

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