历代志下12 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

12:1 罗波安的国坚立,他强盛的时候就离弃耶和华的律法,以色列人也都随从他。

And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom, and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him.

12:2 罗波安王第五年,埃及王示撒上来攻打耶路撒冷,因为王和民得罪了耶和华。

And it came to pass, that in the fifth year of king Rehoboam Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, because they had transgressed against the LORD,

12:3 示撒带战车一千二百辆,马兵六万,并且跟从他出埃及的路比人,苏基人,和古实人,多得不可胜数。

With twelve hundred chariots, and threescore thousand horsemen: and the people were without number that came with him out of Egypt; the Lubims, the Sukkiims, and the Ethiopians.

12:4 他攻取了犹大的坚固城,就来到耶路撒冷。

And he took the fenced cities which pertained to Judah, and came to Jerusalem.

12:5 那时,犹大的首领因为示撒就聚集在耶路撒冷。有先知示玛雅去见罗波安和众首领,对他们说,耶和华如此说,你们离弃了我,所以我使你们落在示撒手里。

Then came Shemaiah the prophet to Rehoboam, and to the princes of Judah, that were gathered together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said unto them, Thus saith the LORD, Ye have forsaken me, and therefore have I also left you in the hand of Shishak.

12:6 于是王和以色列的众首领都自卑说,耶和华是公义的。

Whereupon the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, The LORD is righteous.

12:7 耶和华见他们自卑,耶和华的话就临到示玛雅说,他们既自卑,我必不灭绝他们。必使他们略得拯救,我不藉着示撒的手将我的怒气倒在耶路撒冷。

And when the LORD saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled themselves; therefore I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance; and my wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.

12:8 然而他们必作示撒的仆人,好叫他们知道,服事我与服事外邦人有何分别。

Nevertheless they shall be his servants; that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.

12:9 于是,埃及王示撒上来攻取耶路撒冷,夺了耶和华殿和王宫里的宝物,尽都带走,又夺去所罗门制造的金盾牌。

So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem, and took away the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king’s house; he took all: he carried away also the shields of gold which Solomon had made.

12:10 罗波安王制造铜盾牌代替那金盾牌,交给守王宫门的护卫长看守。

Instead of which king Rehoboam made shields of brass, and committed them to the hands of the chief of the guard, that kept the entrance of the king’s house.

12:11 王每逢进耶和华的殿,护卫兵就拿这盾牌,随后仍将盾牌送回,放在护卫房。

And when the king entered into the house of the LORD, the guard came and fetched them, and brought them again into the guard chamber.

12:12 王自卑的时候,耶和华的怒气就转消了,不将他灭尽,并且在犹大中间也有善益的事。

And when he humbled himself, the wrath of the LORD turned from him, that he would not destroy him altogether: and also in Judah things went well.

12:13 罗波安王自强,在耶路撒冷作王。他登基的时候年四十一岁,在耶路撒冷,就是耶和华从以色列众支派中所选择立他名的城,作王十七年。罗波安的母亲名叫拿玛,是亚扪人。

So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and reigned: for Rehoboam was one and forty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there. And his mother’s name was Naamah an Ammonitess.

12:14 罗波安行恶,因他不立定心意寻求耶和华。

And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.

12:15 罗波安所行的事,自始至终不都写在先知示玛雅和先见易多的史记上吗。罗波安与耶罗波安时常争战。

Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, are they not written in the book of Shemaiah the prophet, and of Iddo the seer concerning genealogies? And there were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.

12:16 罗波安与他列祖同睡,葬在大卫城里。他儿子亚比雅接续他作王。

And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David: and Abijah his son reigned in his stead.

历代志下12参考

风雨之时我知道以信心仰望神,但在安舒的日子里,也要有不懈的渴求?这……
12:1-2 这里所说的“以色列”,是指南国犹大。罗波安在位的头三年,尽心顺服神,犹大国便强盛,可惜,在他的声望与权势到巅峰的时候,却离弃了神,结果受到挫败,神容许埃及征服他们。为何神会如此行呢?基督徒能处艰难,却不易处安逸,在患难之日我们寻求神,安逸却使我们感到自负自满。当你凡事顺利的时候,要留心持守你的信仰。
示撒入侵犹大的记载也见列王纪上14章,出兵的历史背景是──
12:2 在埃及的碑文之中,有示撒军队侵略以色列的记载,说他们向北边直打到北国加利利海。埃及以前是世界强国,此时已经雄风不再,但示撒想重振国家过去的威荣,所以出兵。他的兵力虽然不足以征服犹大与以色列两国,却能摧毁犹大的主要城市,占据贸易通道,并造成犹大与以色列人民之间的不和。

只要悔悟,人总有得拯救的机会,只怕把罪深藏在心底,影响与神的关系而不自觉……
12:6-8 以色列的首领谦卑、认罪,承认神的处罚是公义的,神就减轻对他们的责罚。只要肯悔改,永远不会太迟,即使你受神惩罚才悔改,神仍会怜悯。不管我们以前做过甚么,神都愿意与我们相交。你现在是否因犯罪而挣扎不安?认罪、谦卑,神的怜悯之门就必向你敞开!

离弃神使人落入了浪子的飘泊中,付上多少冤枉的代价……
12:8 犹大人不顺服神的代价就是要服事外邦人的君王。首领以为凭自己的力量足以成功,其实大错特错。我们悖逆神,肯定是要付出代价的。生活之中若不理会神,我们属灵上的损失,必定大过经济上的收获。

浮夸的外观若没有丰富的内涵配合,则仅是虚荣而已……
12:10-11 所罗门放在圣殿之中的纯金盾牌,竟换成价廉的铜盾牌,这是何等的荒唐。罗波安想保持昔日光荣的装饰外貌,可惜铜毕竟比不上金。我们生活不再以神为中心,却要维持基督徒生活的外表,实属肤浅;外表的美丽须是发自于内心的圣洁。

“不立定心意寻求神”成了罗波安一生的注脚,我会期望神对我一生的评语是甚么?
12:14 罗波安悲惨的一生,是因为“他不立定心意寻求耶和华”。人若罔顾神的心意,真是危险。神要我们对他专一、坚定不移,我们要完全信靠他,否则就会与神隔绝。

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