士师记7 Judges

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7:1 耶路巴力就是基甸,他和一切跟随的人早晨起来,在哈律泉旁安营。米甸营在他们北边的平原,靠近摩利冈。

Then Jerubbaal, who is Gideon, and all the people that were with him, rose up early, and pitched beside the well of Harod: so that the host of the Midianites were on the north side of them, by the hill of Moreh, in the valley.

7:2 耶和华对基甸说,跟随你的人过多,我不能将米甸人交在他们手中,免得以色列人向我夸大,说,是我们自己的手救了我们。

And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me.

7:3 现在你要向这些人宣告说,凡惧怕胆怯的,可以离开基列山回去。于是有二万二千人回去,只剩下一万。

Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gilead. And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand; and there remained ten thousand.

7:4 耶和华对基甸说,人还是过多。你要带他们下到水旁,我好在那里为你试试他们。我指点谁说,这人可以同你去,他就可以同你去。我指点谁说,这人不可同你去,他就不可同你去。

And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people are yet too many; bring them down unto the water, and I will try them for thee there: and it shall be, that of whom I say unto thee, This shall go with thee, the same shall go with thee; and of whomsoever I say unto thee, This shall not go with thee, the same shall not go.

7:5 基甸就带他们下到水旁。耶和华对基甸说,凡用舌头舔水,像狗舔的,要使他单站在一处。凡跪下喝水的,也要使他单站在一处。

So he brought down the people unto the water: and the LORD said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink.

7:6 于是用手捧着舔水的有三百人,其馀的都跪下喝水。

And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water.

7:7 耶和华对基甸说,我要用这舔水的三百人拯救你们,将米甸人交在你手中。其馀的人都可以各归各处去。

And the LORD said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place.

7:8 这三百人就带着食物和角。其馀的以色列人,基甸都打发他们各归各的帐棚,只留下这三百人。米甸营在他下边的平原里。

So the people took victuals in their hand, and their trumpets: and he sent all the rest of Israel every man unto his tent, and retained those three hundred men: and the host of Midian was beneath him in the valley.

7:9 当那夜,耶和华吩咐基甸说,起来,下到米甸营里去,因我已将他们交在你手中。

And it came to pass the same night, that the LORD said unto him, Arise, get thee down unto the host; for I have delivered it into thine hand.

7:10 倘若你怕下去,就带你的仆人普拉下到那营里去。

But if thou fear to go down, go thou with Phurah thy servant down to the host:

7:11 你必听见他们所说的,然后你就有胆量下去攻营。于是基甸带着仆人普拉下到营旁。

And thou shalt hear what they say; and afterward shall thine hands be strengthened to go down unto the host. Then went he down with Phurah his servant unto the outside of the armed men that were in the host.

7:12 米甸人,亚玛力人,和一切东方人都布散在平原,如同蝗虫那样多。他们的骆驼无数,多如海边的沙。

And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the sea side for multitude.

7:13 基甸到了,就听见一人将梦告诉同伴说,我作了一梦,梦见一个大麦饼滚入米甸营中,到了帐幕,将帐幕撞倒,帐幕就翻转倾覆了。

And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along.

7:14 那同伴说,这不是别的,乃是以色列人约阿施的儿子基甸的刀。神已将米甸和全军都交在他的手中。

And his fellow answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host.

7:15 基甸听见这梦和梦的讲解,就敬拜神,回到以色列营中,说,起来吧。耶和华已将米甸的军队交在你们手中了。

And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into the host of Israel, and said, Arise; for the LORD hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian.

7:16 于是基甸将三百人分作三队,把角和空瓶交在各人手里,瓶内都藏着火把,

And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man’s hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.

7:17 吩咐他们说,你们要看我行事,我到了营的旁边怎样行,你们也要怎样行。

And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold, when I come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that, as I do, so shall ye do.

7:18 我和一切跟随我的人吹角的时候,你们也要在营的四围吹角,喊叫说,耶和华和基甸的刀。

When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.

7:19 基甸和跟随他的一百人,在三更之初才换更的时候,来到营旁,就吹角,打破手中的瓶。

So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch; and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers that were in their hands.

7:20 三队的人就都吹角,打破瓶子,左手拿着火把,右手拿着角,喊叫说,耶和华和基甸的刀。

And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.

7:21 他们在营的四围各站各的地方。全营的人都乱窜。三百人呐喊,使他们逃跑。

And they stood every man in his place round about the camp; and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.

7:22 三百人就吹角,耶和华使全营的人用刀互相击杀,逃到西利拉的伯哈示他,直逃到靠近他巴的亚伯米何拉。

And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man’s sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath.

7:23 以色列人就从拿弗他利,亚设,和玛拿西全地聚集来追赶米甸人。

And the men of Israel gathered themselves together out of Naphtali, and out of Asher, and out of all Manasseh, and pursued after the Midianites.

7:24 基甸打发人走遍以法莲山地,说,你们下来攻击米甸人,争先把守约旦河的渡口,直到伯巴拉。于是以法莲的众人聚集,把守约旦河的渡口,直到伯巴拉,

And Gideon sent messengers throughout all mount Ephraim, saying, Come down against the Midianites, and take before them the waters unto Bethbarah and Jordan. Then all the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together, and took the waters unto Bethbarah and Jordan.

7:25 捉住了米甸人的两个首领,一名俄立,一名西伊伯。将俄立杀在俄立磐石上,将西伊伯杀在西伊伯酒榨那里。又追赶米甸人,将俄立和西伊伯的首级带过约旦河,到基甸那里。

And they took two princes of the Midianites, Oreb and Zeeb; and they slew Oreb upon the rock Oreb, and Zeeb they slew at the winepress of Zeeb, and pursued Midian, and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon on the other side Jordan.

士师记7参考

有时我们的力量被剥夺得所剩无几,是不是完全的坏事呢?
7:2 我们相信,只需靠自己的力量必能成就大事,这种自满就是我们的仇敌。神为了使基甸的兵士除去这种心态,所以将他们的人数由三万二千减至三百人。以这少数人打败仇敌,胜利当然是出于神,他们便不能自夸。我们像基甸一样,必须明白若靠自己力量争战是极危险的,只有倚靠神,不倚靠自己,才能有胜利的把握。

神以不同的方式坚定人的信心,有时甚至使用人的仇敌……
7:10-11 基甸面对敌军压倒性的优势,心中甚为惧怕。神明白他的恐惧,不过他并没有让基甸卸责,反而让他潜入敌营去窃听敌人的谈话,使他产生勇气(7:12-15)。你是否面对争战?神能赐你力量,足以应付一切的情势。不要因为神帮助你的方式特别就心生惊恐,你必须像基甸一样听从神,随时踏出第一步。只有开始顺服神之后,才会有勇气前进。

米甸人?从何而来?
7:12 米甸是亚伯拉罕第二个妻子基土拉所生的儿子,他的后裔有五个家族,都是骑骆驼的劫掠者,住在死海与红海中间的旷野。

基甸梦中的大麦饼寓意甚么?
7:13 敌军一名兵士梦见一个大麦饼滚入他们的帐幕之中,将帐幕撞倒。大麦只值小麦的一半价钱,用它做的饼被看为下等货。以色列一小队的军队和米甸与亚玛力人的大军比起来,也是这样。但是神会使被人看不起的以色列人,成为难以匹敌的大能大力者。

三更是……
7:19 一夜均分为三个轮班的更次,三更之初,大约在夜晚十点,营中有许多人仍然醒著。

米甸军队真的不堪一击吗?神在这次战役中起了甚么作用?
7:21 基甸的军队只须呐喊观看米甸军仓皇溃退,并不须要拔刀杀敌。他们一小队军队靠自己的力量,绝对不能如此大胜。神要向以色列人显示,得胜不在于人多或力大,乃在于顺服他。

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