启示录18 Revelation

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18:1 此后,我看见另有一位有大权柄的天使从天降下。地就因他的荣耀发光。

And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

18:2 他大声喊着说,巴比伦大城倾倒了,成了鬼魔的住处,和各样污秽之灵的巢穴,(或作牢狱下同)并各样污秽可憎之雀鸟的巢穴。

And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

18:3 因为列国都被他邪淫大怒的酒倾倒了。地上的君王与他行淫,地上的客商,因他奢华太过就发了财。

For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

18:4 我又听见从天上有声音说,我的民哪,你们要从那城出来,免得与他一同有罪,受他所受的灾殃。

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

18:5 因他的罪恶滔天他的不义神已经想起来了。

For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

18:6 他怎样待人,也要怎样待他,按他所行的加倍的报应他。用他调酒的杯,加倍的调给他喝。

Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

18:7 他怎样荣耀自己,怎样奢华,也当叫他照样痛苦悲哀。因他心里说,我坐了皇后的位,并不是寡妇,决不至于悲哀。

How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

18:8 所以在一天之内,他的灾殃要一齐来到,就是死亡,悲哀,饥荒,他又要被火烧尽了。因为审判他的主神大有能力。

Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

18:9 地上的君王,素来与他行淫一同奢华的,看见烧他的烟,就必为他哭泣哀号。

And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,

18:10 因怕他的痛苦,就远远的站着说,哀哉,哀哉,巴比伦大城,坚固的城阿,一时知间你的刑罚就来到了。

Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

18:11 地上的客商也都为他哭泣悲哀,因为没有人再买他们的货物了。

And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:

18:12 这货物就是金,银,宝石,珍珠,细麻布,紫色料,绸子,朱红色料,各样香木,各样象牙的器皿,各样极宝贵的木头和铜,铁,汉白玉的器皿,

The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,

18:13 并肉桂,豆蔻,香料,香膏,乳香,酒,油,细面,麦子,牛,羊,车,马,和奴仆,人口。

And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

18:14 巴比伦哪,你所贪爱的果子离开了你。你一切的珍馐美味,和华美的物件,也从你中间毁灭,决不能再见了。

And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.

18:15 贩卖这些货物,藉着他发了财的客商,因怕他的痛苦,就远远的站着哭泣悲哀,说,

The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,

18:16 哀哉,哀哉,这大城阿,素常穿着细麻,紫色,朱红色的衣服,又用金子,宝石,和珍珠为妆饰。

And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!

18:17 一时之间,这吗大的富厚就归于无有了。凡船主,和坐船往各处去的,并众水手,连所有靠海为业的,都远远的站着,

For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

18:18 看见烧他的烟,就喊着说,有何城能比这大城呢。

And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!

18:19 他们又把尘土撒在头上,哭泣悲哀,喊着说,哀哉,哀哉,这大城阿。凡有船在海中的,都因他的珍宝成了富足。他在一时之间就便成了荒场。

And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

18:20 天哪,众圣徒众使徒众先知阿,你们都要因他欢喜。因为神已经在他身上伸了你们的冤。

Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.

18:21 有一位大力的天使举起一块石头,好像大磨石,扔在海里,说,巴比伦大城,也必这样猛力的被扔下去,不能再见了。

And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

18:22 弹琴,作乐,吹笛,吹号的声音,在你们中间决不能再听见。各行手艺人在你中间决不能再遇见。推磨的声音在你们中间决不能再听见。

And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;

18:23 灯光在你们中间决不能再照耀。新郎和新妇的声音,在你们中间决不能再听见。你的客商原来是地上的尊贵人。万国也被你的邪术迷惑了。

And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

18:24 先知和圣徒,并地上一切被杀之人的血,都在这城里看见了。

And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

启示录18参考

有一天,我们的世界会……
18:1 这一章显示了比巴伦完全的毁灭,约翰借用巴比伦来代表罪恶世界的势力。一切拦阻神计划的,都会遭受悲惨的结局。

地上客商为达目的,不择手段,活在其中,我们可以作甚么?
18:2-3 罗马帝国的商人利用社会中的声色犬马来发财。今日很多商人也干同样的勾当。商人常以多得利益为出发点,很多精明的人受到引诱,利用邪恶的制度去图利。基督徒要远离金钱、地位和舒适生活的引诱,却要按照基督的价值观,在生活中活出服事、施与、舍己顺服和真诚的特质。

人常以为手中的钱,就是安全;其实人可以倚靠的惟有……
18:4-8 巴比伦人生活靡烂,穷奢极侈。她夸口说:“我稳坐如皇后……我永不会哀伤。”世上有财有势的人很容易有这种态度。经济充裕的人常常觉得自己稳如泰山,一切尽在手中,不需要倚靠神或任何人。这实在是蔑视神,必受严厉的审判。如果你经济上稳定,不要自鸣得意、让自信迷惑了,要好好运用你的钱财去帮助别人和推展神的国度。

一时之间,人所拥有的都会被毁灭!但观世人,却……我也……
18:9-10 以世界体系为人生归宿的人,在这个体系瓦解时,他们便要失去一切。他们终生努力建立的,将要在转瞬间化为乌有。那些注重物质的人,当他们去世的时候便一无所有。我们可以带甚么到新天新地去呢?就是我们的信心、品格和肢体的关系,这些比任何的金钱、权力或享受都重要得多。

为她哀哭?是怜惜吗?还是……
18:9-19 那些掌管经济体系的人,将为巴比伦的覆亡而哀号。领袖要哀号,因为他们监管巴比伦的财富,可以从中大大图利;商人要哀号,因为巴比伦这最大的客户,将消失得无影无蒀水手们再不能把货物运到任何地方,因为商人再没地方可以销售货物。邪恶世界体系的覆亡,影响了一切喜欢它,倚靠它的人。

这里的商品只为满足……
18:11-13 这一张各样商品的名单描述了这个社会的极端物质主义。这些商品很少是必需品,大部分是奢侈品。他们是这样的放纵任性,不择手段去满足自己的欲望。甚至人也可以变成商品,卖给巴比伦作奴隶。

金钱挂帅的社会,金钱万能!?在永恒中,金钱毫无用处;你仍紧抓不放吗?
18:11-19 神的子民不应该为金钱而活,因为在永恒中,金钱再无用处。他们倒要常常防备贪婪,免得被这一罪行掳去。

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