历代志下10 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 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

10:1 罗波安往示剑去,因为以色列人都到了示剑,要立他作王。

And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for to Shechem were all Israel come to make him king.

10:2 尼八的儿子耶罗波安先前躲避所罗门王,逃往埃及,住在那里。他听见这事,就从埃及回来。

And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was in Egypt, whither he had fled from the presence of Solomon the king, heard it, that Jeroboam returned out of Egypt.

10:3 以色列人打发人去请他,他就和以色列众人来见罗波安,对他说,

And they sent and called him. So Jeroboam and all Israel came and spake to Rehoboam, saying,

10:4 你父亲使我们负重轭作苦工,现在求你使我们作的苦工负的重轭轻松些,我们就事奉你。

Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore ease thou somewhat the grievous servitude of thy father, and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we will serve thee.

10:5 罗波安对他们说,第三日再来见我吧。民就去了。

And he said unto them, Come again unto me after three days. And the people departed.

10:6 罗波安之父所罗门在世的日子,有侍立在他面前的老年人,罗波安王和他们商议,说,你们给我出个什么主意,我好回覆这民。

And king Rehoboam took counsel with the old men that had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, What counsel give ye me to return answer to this people?

10:7 老年人对他说,王若恩待这民,使他们喜悦,用好话回覆他们,他们就永远作王的仆人。

And they spake unto him, saying, If thou be kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, they will be thy servants for ever.

10:8 王却不用老年人给他出的主意,就和那些与他一同长大,在他面前侍立的少年人商议,

But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men that were brought up with him, that stood before him.

10:9 说,这民对我说,你父亲使我们负重轭,求你使我们轻松些。你们给我出个什么主意,我好回覆他们。

And he said unto them, What advice give ye that we may return answer to this people, which have spoken to me, saying, Ease somewhat the yoke that thy father did put upon us?

10:10 那同他长大的少年人说,这民对王说,你父亲使我们负重轭,求你使我们轻松些。王要对他们如此说,我的小拇指比我父亲的腰还粗。

And the young men that were brought up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou answer the people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it somewhat lighter for us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father’s loins.

10:11 我父亲使你们负重轭,我必使你们负更重的轭。我父亲用鞭子责打你们,我要用蝎子鞭责打你们。

For whereas my father put a heavy yoke upon you, I will put more to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.

10:12 耶罗波安和众百姓遵着罗波安王所说你们第三日再来见我的那话,第三日他们果然来了。

So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day, as the king bade, saying, Come again to me on the third day.

10:13 罗波安王用严厉的话回覆他们,不用老年人所出的主意,

And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men,

10:14 照着少年人所出的主意对他们说,我父亲使你们负重轭,我必使你们负更重的轭。我父亲用鞭子责打你们,我要用蝎子鞭责打你们。

And answered them after the advice of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.

10:15 王不肯依从百姓。这事乃出于神,为要应验耶和华藉示罗人亚希雅对尼八儿子耶罗波安所说的话。

So the king hearkened not unto the people: for the cause was of God, that the LORD might perform his word, which he spake by the hand of Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

10:16 以色列众民见王不依从他们,就对王说,我们与大卫有什么分儿呢。与耶西的儿子并没有关涉。以色列人哪,各回各家去吧。大卫家阿,自己顾自己吧。于是,以色列众人都回自己家里去了。

And when all Israel saw that the king would not hearken unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? and we have none inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to your tents, O Israel: and now, David, see to thine own house. So all Israel went to their tents.

10:17 惟独住在犹大城邑的以色列人,罗波安仍作他们的王。

But as for the children of Israel that dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.

10:18 罗波安王差遣掌管服苦之人的哈多兰往以色列人那里去,以色列人就用石头打死他。罗波安王急忙上车,逃回耶路撒冷去了。

Then king Rehoboam sent Hadoram that was over the tribute; and the children of Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. But king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.

10:19 这样,以色列人背叛大卫家,直到今日。

And Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.

历代志下10参考

罗波安为甚么选择在示剑登基?
10:1 以色列人立王,通常在首都耶路撒冷举行。但是罗波安看到北方的支派可能叛变,他为了控制全境,所以往耶路撒冷以北约31公里的示剑,选择在那里被膏立。示剑是约书亚临死以前,召聚以色列领袖与神立约的地方(参书24:1)。

人往往宁愿听信顺耳的谗言;我对于身旁人的意见,究竟用甚么准则去决定采纳与否?
10:1-15 听信谗言必招大祸。罗波安坐失良机,无法统治一个太平统一的王国,是因为他不听父亲所罗门时代的老臣劝谏,宁可听同辈人的谋略。他寻求建议,犯了两个错误:(1)对于比他更明燎情势之人的献策,他未有慎重地考虑;(2)他没有求神赐智慧,使他能分辨这两个建议中哪一个更好。
  人很容易听从与自己不相上下的人的意见,因为他们的感受常与我们的一样。但是这些人的见地可能有限,当留心听比我们老练的人所言,他们的意见很值得参考,因为他们比我们见多识广,更能通透全局。

耶罗波安为甚么会逃到埃及去?
10:2-3 耶罗波安为甚么会在埃及?因为亚希雅先知曾预言:以色列国将要分裂,耶罗波安要在北国为王。所罗门听到这话想要杀他,所以他被迫逃往埃及(参王上11:26-40)。

罗波安竟说出这样的话,你想他从父亲所得的影响是──这对作父亲的可真是大提醒……
10:14 罗波安从他父亲所罗门身上,一定看到一幅作首领的不平衡的画面;他显然只看到治国的艰难,却没有看到守成的机会。他只留意父亲严厉的统治,自己就定意对百姓更加严厉。你与儿女谈到自己的责任时,一定不要只说埋怨不满的话,要多说喜乐的话;否则,你会令子女对你所做的工作,并你所服事的人产生反感。

罗波安贪权,几乎失去一切;在不可贪之处,我是否可以放手?
10:16-19 罗波安想以铁腕统治来掌握全国,结果几乎失去所有的。他的动机出于贪欲和权力,又操之过急,遂使国家分裂。其实他何需更多的金钱和权力,因为他已经承受了世上最富足的王国;他也不需要对国民控制更严,因为他已经是君王。他的要求不是出于属灵的明辨,而是出于自私。凡坚持要得到一切的人,常常损失惨重,甚至落到一无所获的下场。

以色列国分裂了──
10:16-19 这是以色列国分裂的开始。原本太平而统一的王国一分为二:十个支派随从耶罗波安,自称为以色列国,或称北国;犹大和便雅悯这两个支派则继续对大卫的后裔效忠,接受罗波安的统治,他们自称为犹大国,或称南国。

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