启示录6 Revelation

章:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

6:1 我看见羔羊揭开七印中第一印的时候,就听见四活物中的一个活物,声音如雷,说,你来。

And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

6:2 我就观看,见有一匹白马,骑在马上的拿着弓。并有冠冕赐给他。他便出来,胜了又胜。

And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

6:3 揭开第二印的时候,我听见第二个活物说,你来。

And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.

6:4 就另有一匹马出来,是红的。有权柄给了那骑马的,可以从地上夺去太平,使人彼此相杀。又有一把大刀赐给他。

And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

6:5 揭开第三印的时候,我听见第三个活物说,你来。我就观看,见有一匹黑马。骑在马上的手里拿着天平。

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

6:6 我听见在四活物中,似乎有声音说,一钱银子买一升麦子,一钱银子买三升大麦。油和酒不可糟蹋。

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

6:7 揭开第四印的时候,我听见第四活物说,你来。

And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

6:8 我就观看,见有一匹灰马。骑在马上的,名字叫死。阴府也随着他。有权柄赐给他们,可以用刀剑,饥荒,瘟疫(瘟疫或作死亡),野兽,杀害地上四分之一的人。

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

6:9 揭开第五印的时候,我看见在祭坛底下,有为神的道,并为作见证,被杀之人的灵魂。

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

6:10 大声喊着说,圣洁真实的主阿,你不审判住在地上的人给我们伸流血的冤,要到几时呢。

And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

6:11 于是有白衣赐给他们各人。又有话对他们说,还要安息片时,等着一同作仆人的,和他们的弟兄,也像他们被杀,满足了数目。

And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

6:12 揭开第六印的时后,我又看见地大震动。日头变黑像毛布,满月变红像血。

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

6:13 天上的星辰坠落于地,如同无花果树被大风摇动,落下未熟的果子一样。

And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

6:14 天就挪移,好像书卷被卷起来。山岭海岛都被挪移离开本位。

And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

6:15 地上的君王,臣宰,将军,富户,壮士,和一切为奴的,自主的,都藏在山洞,和岩石穴里。

And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

6:16 向山和岩石说,倒在我们身上吧,把我们藏起来,躲避坐宝座者的面目,和羔羊的忿怒。

And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

6:17 因为他们忿怒的大日到了,谁能站得住呢。

For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

启示录6参考

印,一一被揭开,其内要揭示的是关系整个人类历史的……
6:1-17 这是三组审判的第一组,号(参8至9章)和碗(参16章)是另外两组的审判。揭开每一个印的时候,那羔羊基督便开启了促使人类历史迈向终结的事件。直至揭开第七印时(8:1),书卷才会完全打开。这书卷的内容揭露了人类的败坏,也说明了神掌管人类历史的权力。

四匹不同的马,施行不同的审判,你可知道它们代表甚么?
6:2-8 揭开起头的四个印,有四匹马出现。这些马代表神向人类的罪恶和反叛的审判。神正在导演人类的历史,他甚至使用敌人来成就他的旨意。这四匹马只是那要来的最后审判的预示。这章所说的某些异象,与耶稣在橄榄山说的末世预言(参太24章)有某些相似。四匹马的异象亦见于撒迦利亚书6章1至8节。四匹马各有不同的颜色,有人说白马代表胜利,而骑它的便是基督,因为基督稍后要在白马上得胜(19:11)。但既然其余的三匹马和审判、毁灭有关,似乎骑这匹白马的不应该是指基督。相反的,应是敌基督。其余有颜色的马代表著不同形式的审判:红马代表战争和流血;黑马代表饥荒,极昂贵的麦子和酒表明饥荒的情况,但仍未算最恶劣;灰马代表死亡。

杀害地上四分之一的人,我神的审判是太重还是太轻了?
6:8 四骑士得到权力控制四分之一的人,表示神仍然抑制著他的审判──使人仍然可以有机会归向基督、离开罪恶。这样,有限的惩罚不但说明了神对罪恶的忿怒,也说明了他的慈爱,因他给世人有另一次机会,在最后审判来临之前归向他。

有血在祭坛下,声声呼怨,是谁的声音?
6:9-11 祭坛代表圣殿中献祭的坛,祭牲被献在上面赎罪。约翰在坛下看到的不是祭牲的血,而是为福音而死的殉道者的灵魂。有话告诉这些殉道者说,有更多的人要为了相信基督而被杀(6:11)。面对战争、饥荒、迫害和死亡时,基督徒要为了信仰的缘故站稳,只有那些忍耐到底的人才可以得到神的赏赐(参可13:13)。

要等到几时呢?你也在等待吗?面对殉道者,神的回应是……
6:9-11 这些殉道者急切盼望神把公义带来,但有声音告诉他们要等待。为信仰受苦和死去的人是不会被遗忘的。他们会被神挑选出来得到特殊的荣誉。我们也许像这些殉道者一样,希望神立刻伸张正义,但我们必须忍耐。神有他自己的计划,并且他已经应许要执行公义。无论如何,为神的国度受苦绝不是徒然的。

第六个印所带来的震撼……
6:12 第六印把舞台转回到地上。前五段审判都是指著特别的区域,但第六印的审判却是普世性的。大地震撼的时候,每个人都惊惶失措。

末后的日子人人怕!我怕吗?
6:15-17 看到了神坐在宝座上,普世的人都惊吓得魂不附体,哀求群山岩石倒下来盖著他们,使他们不用面对羔羊的审判。这幅生动的图画并非要恐吓信徒,对他们来说,羔羊是仁慈的救主;但那些以前从不敬畏神,并且骄傲地炫耀自己不信神的人,他们会发觉自己错了。到那一天,他们要面对神的忿怒。拒绝神的人,没有一个可以逃得过他的忿怒!但属于基督的人却要获得奖赏,而不是惩罚。你属于基督吗?如果是的话,便不用恐惧这些末后的日子。

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