启示录7 Revelation

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

7:1 此后我看见四位天使站在地的四角,执掌地上四方的风,叫风不吹在地上,海上,和树上。

And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

7:2 我又看见另有一位天使,从日出之地上来,拿着永生神的印。他就向那得着权柄能伤害地和海的四位天使,大声喊着说,

And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

7:3 地与海并树木,你们不可伤害,等我们印了我们神众仆人的额。

Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

7:4 我听见以色列人,各支派中受印的数目,有十四万四千。

And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

7:5 犹大支派中受印的有一万二千。流便支派中有一万二千。迦得支派中有一万二千。

Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.

7:6 亚设支派中有一万二千。拿弗他利支派中有一万二千。玛拿西支派中有一万二千

Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.

7:7 西缅支派中有一万二千。利未支派中有一万二千。以萨迦支派中有一万二千。

Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.

7:8 西布伦支派中有一万二千。约瑟支派中有一万二千。便雅悯支派中有一万二千。

Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

7:9 此后,我观看,见有许多的人,没有人能数过来,是从各国各族各民各方来的,站在宝座和羔羊面前,身穿白衣,手拿棕树枝。

After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

7:10 大声喊着说,愿救恩归与坐在宝座上我们的神,也归与羔羊。

And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

7:11 众天使都站在宝座和众长老并四活物的周围,在宝座前,面伏于地,敬拜神,

And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

7:12 说,阿们。颂赞,荣耀,智慧,感谢,尊贵,权柄,大力,都归与我们的神,直到永永远远。阿们。

Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

7:13 长老中有一位问我说,这些穿白衣的是谁,是从那里来的。

And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

7:14 我对他说,我主,你知道。他向我说,这些人是从大患难中出来的,曾用羔羊的血,把衣裳洗白净了。

And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

7:15 所以他们在神宝座前,昼夜在他殿中事奉他。坐宝座的要用帐幕覆庇他们。

Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

7:16 他们不再饥,不再渴。日头和炎热,也必不伤害他们。

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

7:17 因为宝座中的羔羊必牧养他们,领他们到生命水的泉源。神也必擦去他们一切的眼泪。

For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

启示录7参考

灾难临到,谁还站立得住?我们的指望在乎……
7:1-8 第六印已经揭开了,地上的众民都想避开神,说:“谁能站得住呢?”(6:12-17)正当一切希望都似乎幻灭的时候,有四位天使执掌著那四面审判的风,好待神的子民都盖上证明自己是属他的印。之后,才揭开第七印(8:1)。

永生神的印,将来我也会有分。今天我所遭的又有甚么可惧呢?
7:2 书卷或文件用印严封是为了要鉴定它的内容并加以保护。神把印盖在他的跟从者的额上,证明他们是属于他的,保证他们的灵魂得著保护,显明他重视我们。我们的身体可能被鞭打、受残害或甚至遭杀害,但当我们被神盖了印之后,就没有任何东西可以伤害我们的灵魂了(参弗1:13)。

神的印记与兽的印记,所差的只在于……
7:3 神的印盖在他仆人的前额,刚好与盖了兽印记的人作对比(13:16)。这两个印记把地上的人分成两个不同的类别──属于神的和属于撒但的。

十四万四千?太少了吧……
7:4-8 十四万四千这个数目是“12 x 12 x 1,000”,象徵完全──所有跟从神的人都被平安地带到他那儿去;不会遗忘了任何一个。神为这些信徒盖印,可能会把他们从地上带走(便是教会被提);或有特别的能力赐给他们,使他们能够度过大迫害的时刻。盖印不一定保证他们能够免除身体的伤害,很多人可能会死去(参6:11),但神保护他们灵魂不受伤害。不论有甚么事情发生,他们都会得著永生,这些信徒即使遭遇残酷的迫害,也不会离弃神。
  这并不是说,那十四万四千人必先盖印,然后迫害才来到,但迫害开始的时候,忠贞的信徒已经被盖上印了(被神分别出来),他们要向神保持忠心,直到末了。

刚好有十二个名字,定是指十二支派──且慢,你看那名字……
7:4-8 这一个名单和旧约十二支派惯常的名单有不同的地方,因为它象徵著神的真正跟从者。(1)首先提及犹大,因为大卫和弥赛亚耶稣都是从犹大支派而出的(参创49:8-12;太1:1)。(2)利未原本不算支派,因为利未人是为神在圣殿中工作的(参申18:1),但是这里也把利未人包括在名单之内,作为他们忠心事奉的赏赐。(3)未有列出但支派,因为他们反叛神和拜偶像,这些都是跟从神的人所不应当作的(参创49:17)。(4)代表约瑟的两个支派通常是他的儿子以法莲和玛拿西,但在这里却列出约瑟支派和玛拿西支派,那是因为以法莲的叛逆。(有关十二支派的形成,请参创49:1-28。)

这许多人,从哪里来?是……
7:9 谁是那不可胜数的人群呢?有人说他们是6章9节所说的殉道者,但也可能是刚刚提及的十四万四千人。神在大逼迫开始之前为那十四万四千人盖了印;正如神所应许的,他们会得到永生。他们在之前已作好准备,因此现在就能得胜。这大群在天上的人,乃是由历代以来对神忠心的人所组合起来的。真正的信徒不必担心他属于哪个组别,神一定会保护我们每一个,我们必定与神同在。

天上人间,只有一个名字叫我们能得洁净……
7:14 世人尝试用很多办法去除掉罪咎,如藉著行善、学术研究、或怪责别人。但天上的人群却赞美神:“救恩来自那坐在宝座上的神和羔羊!”只有藉著耶稣基督,我们才得蒙拯救,脱离罪的惩罚。你是否已藉著这惟一的方法使罪咎除去了呢?

大患难中,仍能忠心为主;换了是我……
7:10 有些人相信大患难所指的是历代以来信徒所受的苦;另一些人相信大患难是一场将要来临的惨烈灾难。无论怎样,这些信徒经历了苦难,仍然对神忠心,因此,神赐给他们永远与他同在的□分(7:17)。

血可以洗白了衣裳?
7:14 我们很难想像,血怎样可以使衣裳洗得洁白,但是耶稣基督的血是世上最好的洁白剂,因为能够除去罪恶的污点。

不再饥、不再饿、不再有眼泪,将来原是……
7:16-17 在永恒的国度里,神会供应他儿女的需要,在那里再没有饥饿、乾渴或痛苦,他也要擦乾所有的眼泪。若你正面对苦难,或在受尽折磨的时候,可以从这个看顾的应许中得到安慰。

一切都会过去?一切都会过去!
7:17 在本章第1到第8节,我们看到信徒得著印记的保护,使他们平安度过大患难;在第7至17节,我们看到信徒最后在天上和神同在,历代以来忠贞的信徒都在神的宝座前唱歌。他们的灾难和悲哀已成过去:不再为罪而流泪,因为一切的罪都被赦免了;不再为受苦而流泪,因为一切的痛苦已成过去;不再需要为了死亡而流泪,因为所有的信徒都已复活,不用再经历死亡了。

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