民数记11 Numbers

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11:1 众百姓发怨言,他们的恶语达到耶和华的耳中。耶和华听见了就怒气发作,使火在他们中间焚烧,直烧到营的边界。

And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.

11:2 百姓向摩西哀求,摩西祈求耶和华,火就熄了。

And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire was quenched.

11:3 那地方便叫作他备拉,因为耶和华的火烧在他们中间。

And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.

11:4 他们中间的闲杂人大起贪欲的心。以色列人又哭号说,谁给我们肉吃呢,

And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?

11:5 我们记得,在埃及的时候不花钱就吃鱼,也记得有黄瓜,西瓜,韭菜,葱,蒜。

We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:

11:6 现在我们的心血枯竭了,除这吗哪以外,在我们眼前并没有别的东西。

But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.

11:7 这吗哪彷佛芫荽子,又好像珍珠。

And the manna was as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium.

11:8 百姓周围行走,把吗哪收起来,或用磨推,或用臼捣,煮在锅中,又作成饼,滋味好像新油。

And the people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and made cakes of it: and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil.

11:9 夜间露水降在营中,吗哪也随着降下。

And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it.

11:10 摩西听见百姓各在各家的帐棚门口哭号。耶和华的怒气便大发作,摩西就不喜悦。

Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of the LORD was kindled greatly; Moses also was displeased.

11:11 摩西对耶和华说,你为何苦待仆人,我为何不在你眼前蒙恩,竟把这管理百姓的重任加在我身上呢,

And Moses said unto the LORD, Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?

11:12 这百姓岂是我怀的胎,岂是我生下来的呢,你竟对我说,把他们抱在怀里,如养育之父抱吃奶的孩子,直抱到你起誓应许给他们祖宗的地去。

Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing father beareth the sucking child, unto the land which thou swarest unto their fathers?

11:13 我从哪里得肉给这百姓吃呢,他们都向我哭号说,你给我们肉吃吧。

Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.

11:14 管理这百姓的责任太重了,我独自担当不起。

I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.

11:15 你这样待我,我若在你眼前蒙恩,求你立时将我杀了,不叫我见自己的苦情。

And if thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have found favour in thy sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.

11:16 耶和华对摩西说,你从以色列的长老中招聚七十个人,就是你所知道作百姓的长老和官长的,到我这里来,领他们到会幕前,使他们和你一同站立。

And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.

11:17 我要在那里降临,与你说话,也要把降于你身上的灵分赐他们,他们就和你同当这管百姓的重任,免得你独自担当。

And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.

11:18 又要对百姓说,你们应当自洁,预备明天吃肉,因为你们哭号说,谁给我们肉吃。我们在埃及很好。这声音达到了耶和华的耳中,所以他必给你们肉吃。

And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore the LORD will give you flesh, and ye shall eat.

11:19 你们不止吃一天,两天,五天,十天,二十天,

Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days;

11:20 要吃一个整月,甚至肉从你们鼻孔里喷出来,使你们厌恶了,因为你们厌弃住在你们中间的耶和华,在他面前哭号说,我们为何出了埃及呢。

But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because that ye have despised the LORD which is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?

11:21 摩西对耶和华说,这与我同住的百姓,步行的男人有六十万,你还说,我要把肉给他们,使他们可以吃一个整月。

And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month.

11:22 难道给他们宰了羊群牛群,或是把海中所有的鱼都聚了来,就够他们吃吗,

Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them?

11:23 耶和华对摩西说,耶和华的膀臂岂是缩短了吗,现在要看我的话向你应验不应验。

And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD’s hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.

11:24 摩西出去,将耶和华的话告诉百姓,又招聚百姓的长老中七十个人来,使他们站在会幕的四围。

And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LORD, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.

11:25 耶和华在云中降临,对摩西说话,把降与他身上的灵分赐那七十个长老。灵停在他们身上的时候,他们就受感说话,以后却没有再说。

And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.

11:26 但有两个人仍在营里,一个名叫伊利达,一个名叫米达。他们本是在那些被录的人中,却没有到会幕那里去。灵停在他们身上,他们就在营里说预言。

But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.

11:27 有个少年人跑来告诉摩西说,伊利达,米达在营里说预言。

And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp.

11:28 摩西的帮手,嫩的儿子约书亚,就是摩西所拣选的一个人,说,请我主摩西禁止他们。

And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them.

11:29 摩西对他说,你为我的缘故嫉妒人吗,惟愿耶和华的百姓都受感说话。愿耶和华把他的灵降在他们身上。

And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD’s people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!

11:30 于是,摩西和以色列的长老都回到营里去。

And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.

11:31 有风从耶和华那里刮起,把鹌鹑由海面刮来,飞散在营边和营的四围。这边约有一天的路程,那边约有一天的路程,离地面约有二肘。

And there went forth a wind from the LORD, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it were a day’s journey on this side, and as it were a day’s journey on the other side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth.

11:32 百姓起来,终日终夜,并次日一整天,捕取鹌鹑。至少的也取了十贺梅珥,为自己摆列在营的四围。

And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp.

11:33 肉在他们牙齿之间尚未嚼烂,耶和华的怒气就向他们发作,用最重的灾殃击杀了他们。

And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague.

11:34 那地方便叫作基博罗哈他瓦(就是贪欲之人的坟墓),因为他们在那里葬埋那起贪欲之心的人。

And he called the name of that place Kibrothhattaavah: because there they buried the people that lusted.

11:35 百姓从基博罗哈他瓦走到哈洗录,就住在哈洗录。

And the people journeyed from Kibrothhattaavah unto Hazeroth; and abode at Hazeroth.


11:1, 6-15 以色列人发怨言,之后摩西也向神诉苦。但是神正面回应摩西,对其余的百姓则作反面回应。这是甚么缘故?因为百姓彼此抱怨,一事无成;摩西则把痛苦向那位能解决诸般难题的神倾吐。我们要学习摩西,把自己的困难向能解决问题的神陈述。

11:4 “闲杂人”指不属以色列民族、但和他们一起出埃及的外族人(参出12:38)。

11:4-6 当我们不再注意自己所有的,而只注意自己所没有的东西,就会产生不满。以色列人不去看神赐给他们的自由、众多的子孙、应许之地,却埋怨神没有为他们预备当初在埃及时曾享有的食物,于是向神发怨言。他们忘记脱离为奴的苦难是需要付出代价的。试想我们现在最关心的是甚么?是感激神所赏赐的一切,还是常常想到愿望还没有实现,忘记了神所赐的百般恩惠,譬如生命气息、美食、健康、工作和益友?

11:4-9 以色列人每个早晨都见到神赐下的食物铺满地面──形状彷佛芫荽子、又好像珍珠的吗哪。但是他们并不满足,觉得有权要求更多。他们说:“谁给我们肉吃呢?”他们没有求神来满足心愿,只想起在埃及所有的美食,就埋怨摩西。对百姓吃肉的要求,神答应供应,让他们吃到不想再吃(11:18-20,31-34),口福后来成为惩罚。你不要用不满的态度向神祈求任何事物,或许他会应允你,但是你要付上很大的代价。

11:21-22 摩西曾看到神惊天动地的神迹,显出他的大能,但是这一次,他竟然怀疑神的能力,不知道他能否供应这么多的肉给飘流的以色列人吃。连摩西都会怀疑神的大能,我们就更容易怀疑神,但不管我们的灵命成熟到甚么地步,还是要完全倚靠神。当我们开始倚赖自己的才智时,就会忽略神的旨意而招来危险。神是永远不变的,记住他过去的作为,就可以放心相信他,因他无所不能。

11:23 神有多大的能力?当我们看见他大能作为的时候,就容易信靠他。过了些时日,我们在平凡的生活中度日,他的能力看起来似乎减弱,我们又想靠自己了。其实他并没有改变,只是我们对他的看法常常改变。每天琐碎的生活,会使我们不知不觉地忘记神的供应和能力乃是无限无量的。

11:26-29 这件事和马可福音所记的事相似。那里记载耶稣的门徒也想禁止别人奉主的名赶鬼,因为那人不是与他们一夥的(参可9:38-41)。这种狭窄的心胸,受到摩西与耶稣的谴责。要知道,神是可以使用任何人的。

11:34 贪欲是指人不适当或贪得无厌的情欲,可以是性欲,也可以是对知识、财物、权势过分地追求。神处罚了贪恋美食的以色列人。他们的愿望并非错误,但罪在容许愿望变成贪心。当你全神贯注追求某种事物,使你不再考虑其他事的时候,你的愿望就变为贪欲了。

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