历代志下25 Chronicles

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25:1 亚玛谢登基的时候年二十五岁,在耶路撒冷作王二十九年。他母亲名叫约耶但,是耶路撒冷人。

Amaziah was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.

25:2 亚玛谢行耶和华眼中看为正的事,只是心不专诚。

And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.

25:3 国一坚定,就把杀他父王的臣仆杀了,

Now it came to pass, when the kingdom was established to him, that he slew his servants that had killed the king his father.

25:4 却没有治死他们的儿子,是照摩西律法书上耶和华所吩咐的说,不可因子杀父,也不可因父杀子,各人要为本身的罪而死。

But he slew not their children, but did as it is written in the law in the book of Moses, where the LORD commanded, saying, The fathers shall not die for the children, neither shall the children die for the fathers, but every man shall die for his own sin.

25:5 亚玛谢招聚犹大人,按着犹大和便雅悯的宗族设立千夫长,百夫长,又数点人数,从二十岁以外,能拿枪拿盾牌出去打仗的精兵共有三十万。

Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together, and made them captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, according to the houses of their fathers, throughout all Judah and Benjamin: and he numbered them from twenty years old and above, and found them three hundred thousand choice men, able to go forth to war, that could handle spear and shield.

25:6 又用银子一百他连得,从以色列招募了十万大能的勇士。

He hired also an hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of Israel for an hundred talents of silver.

25:7 有一个神人来见亚玛谢,对他说,王阿,不要使以色列的军兵与你同去,因为耶和华不与以色列人以法莲的后裔同在。

But there came a man of God to him, saying, O king, let not the army of Israel go with thee; for the LORD is not with Israel, to wit, with all the children of Ephraim.

25:8 你若一定要去,就奋勇争战吧。但神必使你败在敌人面前。因为神能助人得胜,也能使人倾败。

But if thou wilt go, do it, be strong for the battle: God shall make thee fall before the enemy: for God hath power to help, and to cast down.

25:9 亚玛谢问神人说,我给了以色列军的那一百他连得银子怎吗样呢。神人回答说,耶和华能把更多的赐给你。

And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? And the man of God answered, The LORD is able to give thee much more than this.

25:10 于是亚玛谢将那从以法莲来的军兵分别出来,叫他们回家去。故此,他们甚恼怒犹大人,气忿忿地回家去了。

Then Amaziah separated them, to wit, the army that was come to him out of Ephraim, to go home again: wherefore their anger was greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned home in great anger.

25:11 亚玛谢壮起胆来,率领他的民到盐谷,杀了西珥人一万。

And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people, and went to the valley of salt, and smote of the children of Seir ten thousand.

25:12 犹大人又生擒了一万带到山崖上,从那里把他们扔下去,以致他们都摔碎了。

And other ten thousand left alive did the children of Judah carry away captive, and brought them unto the top of the rock, and cast them down from the top of the rock, that they all were broken in pieces.

25:13 但亚玛谢所打发回去,不许一同出征的那些军兵攻打犹大各城,从撒马利亚直到伯和仑,杀了三千人,抢了许多财物。

But the soldiers of the army which Amaziah sent back, that they should not go with him to battle, fell upon the cities of Judah, from Samaria even unto Bethhoron, and smote three thousand of them, and took much spoil.

25:14 亚玛谢杀了以东人回来,就把西珥的神像带回,立为自己的神,在它面前叩拜烧香。

Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense unto them.

25:15 因此,耶和华的怒气向亚玛谢发作,就差一个先知去见他,说,这些神不能救它的民脱离你的手,你为何寻求它呢。

Wherefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent unto him a prophet, which said unto him, Why hast thou sought after the gods of the people, which could not deliver their own people out of thine hand?

25:16 先知与王说话的时候,王对他说,谁立你作王的谋士呢。你住口吧。为何找打呢。先知就止住了,又说,你行这事,不听从我的劝戒,我知道神定意要灭你。

And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king said unto him, Art thou made of the king’s counsel? forbear; why shouldest thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare, and said, I know that God hath determined to destroy thee, because thou hast done this, and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.

25:17 犹大王亚玛谢与群臣商议,就差遣使者去见耶户的孙子,约哈斯的儿子,以色列王约阿施,说,你来,我们二人相见于战场。

Then Amaziah king of Judah took advice, and sent to Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us see one another in the face.

25:18 以色列王约阿施差遣使者去见犹大王亚玛谢,说,黎巴嫩的蒺藜差遣使者去见黎巴嫩的香柏树,说,将你的女儿给我儿子为妻。后来黎巴嫩有一个野兽经过,把蒺藜践踏了。

And Joash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trode down the thistle.

25:19 你说,看哪,我打败了以东人,你就心高气傲,以致矜夸。你在家里安居就吧了,为何要惹祸使自己和犹大国一同败亡呢。

Thou sayest, Lo, thou hast smitten the Edomites; and thine heart lifteth thee up to boast: abide now at home; why shouldest thou meddle to thine hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee?

25:20 亚玛谢却不肯听从。这是出乎神,好将他们交在敌人手里,因为他们寻求以东的神。

But Amaziah would not hear; for it came of God, that he might deliver them into the hand of their enemies, because they sought after the gods of Edom.

25:21 于是以色列王约阿施上来,在犹大的伯示麦与犹大王亚玛谢相见于战场。

So Joash the king of Israel went up; and they saw one another in the face, both he and Amaziah king of Judah, at Bethshemesh, which belongeth to Judah.

25:22 犹大人败在以色列人面前,各自逃回家里去了。

And Judah was put to the worse before Israel, and they fled every man to his tent.

25:23 以色列王约阿施在伯示麦擒住约哈斯(即亚哈谢)的孙子,约阿施的儿子,犹大王亚玛谢,将他带到耶路撒冷,又拆毁耶路撒冷的城墙,从以法莲门直到角门,共四百肘。

And Joash the king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, at Bethshemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.

25:24 又将俄别以东所看守神殿里的一切金银和器皿,与王宫里的财宝都拿了去,并带人去为质,就回撒马利亚去了。

And he took all the gold and the silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of God with Obededom, and the treasures of the king’s house, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria.

25:25 以色列王约哈斯的儿子约阿施死后,犹大王约阿施的儿子亚玛谢又活了十五年。

And Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah lived after the death of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel fifteen years.

25:26 亚玛谢其馀的事,自始至终不都写在犹大和以色列诸王记上吗。

Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, first and last, behold, are they not written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel?

25:27 自从亚玛谢离弃耶和华之后,在耶路撒冷有人背叛他,他就逃到拉吉。叛党却打发人到拉吉,将他杀了。

Now after the time that Amaziah did turn away from following the LORD they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem; and he fled to Lachish: but they sent to Lachish after him, and slew him there.

25:28 人就用马将他的尸首驮回,葬在犹大京城他列祖的坟地里。

And they brought him upon horses, and buried him with his fathers in the city of Judah.

历代志下25参考

心不专诚是许多信徒的弱点──只有小小不顺服也不可以?
25:2 亚玛谢表面行看为正的事,但心中常常不悦。他顺服神是出于勉强。先知告诉他神必施行拯救,他却埋怨用作招募以色列士兵的银子白白失去了(25:9)。他看军事胜利过于遵行神的旨意。我们要察验自己的心,除去一切不能顺服的原因,因为勉强遵从算不上真正顺服。

按照神的心意行事,可能带来某些利益损失,我该如何抉择?
25:9-10 亚玛谢与以色列的士兵立下协议,答应付他们银子,来为他争战(25:6)。但是因先知的警告,在军兵上阵以前,他虽付了他们银钱,也不得不打发他们回去。虽然他平白地损失大笔金钱,却明智地看出,金钱不足弥补他与以色列人联盟的恶果。你如果身处这种情势,你会怎样反应?金钱切不可成为绊脚石,防碍你择选正路。主的恩惠乃是无价之宝,远胜过无数的金银。

在攀越成功的巅峰时,也就是最易失脚的危险之际,因为──
25:14 亚玛谢得胜凯旋之后,竟向所掳获的神像献祭。我们在成功得意之日,极容易犯罪;踌躇满志、洋洋自得时,我们易失去警觉,撒但就使用各样的试探来攻击。在你得胜之时,务要警醒,登上峰巅之后,慎防跌入深谷。

在嘲笑以色列人的愚昧时,我是否也是在追求脆弱不堪的偶像?
25:15 亚玛谢敬拜他从以东掳来的偶像,实在愚不可及。由于赞赏以东的成就,他竟然敬拜他们的偶像,事奉被打败之仇敌的假神,真是何等愚蠢。我们追求金钱、权力、名声,就犯了和亚玛谢同样的错误。认识到追逐这些世俗的事尽属虚空,我们就不至贪慕世俗的东西。

谦虚是勇气与强盛的表现,而骄傲只是失败的前奏……
25:18 以色列王约阿施用比喻,将犹大比作蒺藜,将以色列比作香柏树。亚玛谢因打败以东而骄傲,想再攻打以色列;约阿施警告他不要前去攻击,亚玛谢的野心大过能力,结果自食其果,被打得大败。不要让野心与骄傲闯进生命之中,使你忘记神。

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