启示录9 Revelation

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

9:1 第五位天使吹号,我就看见一个星从天落到地上。有无底坑的钥匙赐给他。

And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

9:2 他开了无底坑,便有烟从坑里往上冒,好像大火炉的烟。日头和天空,都因这烟昏暗了。

And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

9:3 有蝗虫从烟中出来飞到地上。有能力赐给他们,好像地上蝎子的能力一样。

And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

9:4 并且吩咐他们说,不可伤害地上的草,和各样青物,并一切树木,惟独要伤害额上没有神印记的人。

And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

9:5 但不许蝗虫害死他们,只叫他们受痛苦五个月。这痛苦就像蝎子螫人的痛苦一样。

And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.

9:6 在那些日子,人要求死,决不得死。愿意死,死却远避他们。

And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

9:7 蝗虫的形状,好像豫备出战的马一样,头上戴的好像金冠冕,脸面好像男人的脸面。

And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.

9:8 头发像女人的头发,牙齿像狮子的牙齿。

And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.

9:9 胸前有甲,好像铁甲。他们翅膀的声音,好像许多车马奔跑上阵的声音。

And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.

9:10 有尾巴像蝎子。尾巴上的毒钩能伤人五个月。

And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

9:11 有无底坑的使者作他们的王。按着希伯来话,名叫亚巴顿,希腊话,名叫亚玻伦。

And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

9:12 第一样灾祸过去,还有两样灾祸要来。

One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

9:13 第六位天使吹号,我就听见有声音,从神面前金坛的四角出来,

And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,

9:14 吩咐那吹号的第六位天使,说,把那捆绑在伯拉大河的四个使者释放了。

Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

9:15 那四个使者就被释放。他们原是豫备好了,到某年某月某日某时,要杀人的三分之一。

And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.

9:16 马军有二万万。他们的数目我听见了。

And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.

9:17 我在异象中看见那些马和骑马的,骑马的胸前有甲如火,与紫玛瑙,并硫磺。马的头好像狮子头,有火,有烟,有硫磺,从马的口中出来。

And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.

9:18 口中所出来的火,与烟,并硫磺,这三样灾杀了人的三分之一。

By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.

9:19 这马的能力,是在口里,和尾巴上。因这尾巴像蛇,并且有头用以害人。

For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.

9:20 其馀未曾被这灾所杀的人,仍旧不悔改自己手所作的,还是去拜鬼魔,和那些不能看,不能听,不能走,金,银,铜,木,石,的偶像。

And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

9:21 又不悔改他们那些凶杀,邪术,奸淫,偷窃的事。

Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

启示录9参考

天上星星坠落地上,且手握钥匙,会是谁?
9:1 我们不知道那从天上落到地上的“星”究竟是指撒但、堕落的天使,还是基督、良善的天使。最有可能的是一位良善天使,因为无底坑的钥匙是握在基督的手里(1:17-18),现在暂时交给这位从天上下来的使者(参20:1)。但不管他是谁,他仍然服在神的管辖和权力之下。无底坑代表鬼魔和撒但的地方,撒但就是鬼魔的王(9:11)。(有关无底坑,请参路8:31。)

蝗虫,带著蝎子的能力,从烟中群起而来,景象可怕……
9:3 先知约珥说蝗虫灾是“耶和华的日子”的预兆,这是说神的审判快到了(参珥2:1-10)。在旧约里,蝗虫是毁灭的象徵,因为它们会摧毁植物;但在这里,它们象徵鬼魔的侵略,要残害那些不信神的人。这些鬼魔受到限制(只能使人受苦五个月),表示他们仍服在神的权力之下。

蝗虫竟是撒但所统辖的!难道神不管它们吗?
9:3-11 这些蝗虫看来是被撒但统辖的邪灵。它们并非撒但所创造的,因为只有神是万物的创造者;也许它们是堕落的天使,加入了撒但背叛的行列之中。神限制了它们的力量;没有神的许可,它们便不能做任何事情。鬼魔在地上主要的目的是要阻止、扭曲、或破坏人与神的关系。我们要认识它们的恶行,使我们可以远离它们,这是非常重要的事;对于邪恶的势力,千万不要过于好奇,免得入了迷惑。

四个使者被释放出来!他们将要行的事你可知道?
9:14 “使者”在这里是指堕落了的天使或鬼魔,这四个不知名的鬼魔是极其邪恶、充满破坏性的。但要留意,它们没有能力释放自己,也没有能力在地上作恶。它们反而被神捆绑,要在指定的时间才被释放出来,也只能做神所容许做的事情。

到这里,已超过一半人口被杀!再来的呢?
9:15 这里有三分之一的人被杀。在第6章7至8节,已有四分之一人被杀。因此世上已超过一半的人在神的大审判中被杀。倘若神没有限制这破坏的程度,可能会有更多人被杀。

二万万!竟然可以有这么多人?从哪儿来的?
9:16 在约翰所处的时代,实在难以想像一支军队可以有这样多的战士,但在今日,有些国家和联盟,可以很容易招聚这个数目的士兵。这支庞大的军队由四个鬼魔率领,前往杀死地上三分之一的人,但审判仍未完结。

看见灾祸,仍不悔改。为甚么会这样?只是我们又何尝不是……
9:20-21 这些人的心肠是多么刚硬,甚至灾难也不能够使他们来到神面前。世人通常不会突然变得不道德和邪恶──他们是慢慢地一点点地变坏,在不知不觉中已泥足深陷,无法脱身。凡容许罪在自己的生活中生根的人,会发现自己正处身于这预言之中。今日容许试探,明日便变成罪恶,再一日便成为习惯,然后是死亡和永远与神隔离(参雅1:15)。你若自以为永不会变得这样邪恶,就是走向刚硬的第一步;所以,你需要在神面前承认自己的罪。

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