历代志下11 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

11:1 罗波安来到耶路撒冷,招聚犹大家和便雅悯家,共十八万人,都是挑选的战士,要与以色列人争战,好将国夺回再归自己。

And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he gathered of the house of Judah and Benjamin an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against Israel, that he might bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam.

11:2 但耶和华的话临到神人示玛雅说,

But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

11:3 你去告诉所罗门的儿子犹大王罗波安和住犹大,便雅悯的以色列众人说,

Speak unto Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying,

11:4 耶和华如此说,你们不可上去与你们的弟兄争战,各归各家去吧。因为这事出于我。众人就听从耶和华的话归回,不去与耶罗波安争战。

Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren: return every man to his house: for this thing is done of me. And they obeyed the words of the LORD, and returned from going against Jeroboam.

11:5 罗波安住在耶路撒冷,在犹大地修筑城邑,

And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah.

11:6 为保障修筑伯利恒,以坦,提哥亚,

He built even Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,

11:7 伯夙,梭哥,亚杜兰,

And Bethzur, and Shoco, and Adullam,

11:8 迦特,玛利沙,西弗,

And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,

11:9 亚多莱音,拉吉,亚西加,

And Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,

11:10 琐拉,亚雅仑,希伯仑。这都是犹大和便雅悯的坚固城。

And Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in Benjamin fenced cities.

11:11 罗波安又坚固各处的保障,在其中安置军长,又预备下粮食,油,酒。

And he fortified the strong holds, and put captains in them, and store of victual, and of oil and wine.

11:12 他在各城里预备盾牌和枪,且使城极其坚固。犹大和便雅悯都归了他。

And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.

11:13 以色列全地的祭司和利未人都从四方来归罗波安。

And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts.

11:14 利未人撇下他们的郊野和产业,来到犹大与耶路撒冷,是因耶罗波安和他的儿子拒绝他们,不许他们供祭司职分事奉耶和华。

For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest’s office unto the LORD:

11:15 耶罗波安为邱坛,为鬼魔(原文作公山羊),为自己所铸造的牛犊设立祭司。

And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made.

11:16 以色列各支派中,凡立定心意寻求耶和华以色列神的,都随从利未人,来到耶路撒冷祭祀耶和华他们列祖的神。

And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers.

11:17 这样,就坚固犹大国,使所罗门的儿子罗波安强盛三年,因为他们三年遵行大卫和所罗门的道。

So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong, three years: for three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon.

11:18 罗波安娶大卫儿子耶利摩的女儿玛哈拉为妻,又娶耶西儿子以利押的女儿亚比孩为妻。

And Rehoboam took him Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David to wife, and Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse;

11:19 从她生了几个儿子,就是耶乌施,示玛利雅,撒罕。

Which bare him children; Jeush, and Shamariah, and Zaham.

11:20 后来又娶押沙龙的女儿玛迦(十三章二节作乌列的女儿米该雅),从她生了亚比雅,亚太,细撒,示罗密。

And after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom; which bare him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.

11:21 罗波安娶十八个妻,立六十个妾,生二十八个儿子,六十个女儿。他却爱押沙龙的女儿玛迦,比爱别的妻妾更甚。

And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives, and threescore concubines; and begat twenty and eight sons, and threescore daughters.)

11:22 罗波安立玛迦的儿子亚比雅作太子,在他弟兄中为首,因为想要立他接续作王。

And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king.

11:23 罗波安办事精明,使他众子分散在犹大和便雅悯全地各坚固城里,又赐他们许多粮食,为他们多寻妻子。

And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fenced city: and he gave them victual in abundance. And he desired many wives.

历代志下11参考

迷信权力的人,以为力量可以解决一切问题,却不知真正的力量是来自爱……
11:1 罗波安的愚昧使国家分裂,他还想用武力将国家统一。但是,真正的统一和合一,绝不能靠武力,必须出于人民甘心乐意的臣服。如果你想你的雇员、儿女或别人对你效忠,你就要以爱心对待他们,千万不要强迫人顺从。

神为何会容许以色列国一分为二?面对人与人之间的裂痕,我应用甚么态度去面对?
11:4 神为甚么容许耶罗波安的叛变?因为以色列人偏离他,神以此施行处罚(参王上11:11),也可能是想挽救罗波安的王国,免得它完全倾覆。神藉此保持大卫谱系相传,好使他的计划得以延续,使弥赛亚仍从大卫的后裔而出(参撒下7:16)。我们在看到分裂,尤其是教会中有了分裂的时候,真不知道神要我们怎样做。神固然希望合一,但我们在尽力使双方和好时,要明白只有神透察未来,他有时会容忍分裂,好达成他更伟大的目的。

谁有权设立祭司?耶罗波安有没有这个权力?
11:13-14 国家分裂以前,以色列人集中在耶路撒冷敬拜神,百姓一年三次,聚在那里守三个大节期,其他的日子由散居全国各地的祭司和利未人,在各支派的地域内为他们主持敬拜和礼仪。祭司和利未人管献祭,教导神的律法,鼓励百姓继续信靠神,防避异教的影响。
  国度分裂以后,以色列的新王耶罗波安认为这些祭司和利未人是新政权的威胁,因为他们仍然保持对耶路撒冷的忠诚。于是他就设立自己的祭司,禁止利未人供职,逼得他们迁往南国。他所立的异教祭司鼓励百姓拜偶像,这个新国家既然没有属灵的领袖,就陷入弃绝神的危机中。

神才是人惟一所必须跟随的,我所跟随的,会否偏离了这条惟一的路?
11:16 这些祭司和利未人顺从神,不顺从耶罗波安,他们以行动保持南国的完整,巩固了他们属灵的力量。后来北国大多数百姓皆随从君王邪恶的安排,希望妥协得利。我们千万不要效法他们把神的教训当耳边风,只求属世的利益。

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