民数记16 Numbers

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16:1 利未的曾孙,哥辖的孙子,以斯哈的儿子可拉,和流便子孙中以利押的儿子大坍,亚比兰,与比勒的儿子安,

Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men:

16:2 并以色列会中的二百五十个首领,就是有名望选入会中的人,在摩西面前一同起来,

And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown:

16:3 聚集攻击摩西,亚伦,说,你们擅自专权。全会众个个既是圣洁,耶和华也在他们中间,你们为什么自高,超过耶和华的会众呢,

And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?

16:4 摩西听见这话就俯伏在地,

And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:

16:5 对可拉和他一党的人说,到了早晨,耶和华必指示谁是属他的,谁是圣洁的,就叫谁亲近他。他所拣选的是谁,必叫谁亲近他。

And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD will shew who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him.

16:6 可拉阿,你们要这样行,你和你的一党要拿香炉来。

This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all his company;

16:7 明日,在耶和华面前,把火盛在炉中,把香放在其上。耶和华拣选谁,谁就为圣洁。你们这利未的子孙擅自专权了。

And put fire therein, and put incense in them before the LORD to morrow: and it shall be that the man whom the LORD doth choose, he shall be holy: ye take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.

16:8 摩西又对可拉说,利未的子孙哪,你们听我说。

And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi:

16:9 以色列的神从以色列会中将你们分别出来,使你们亲近他,办耶和华帐幕的事,并站在会众面前替他们当差。

Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them?

16:10 耶和华又使你,和你一切弟兄利未的子孙,一同亲近他,这岂为小事,你们还要求祭司的职任吗,

And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and seek ye the priesthood also?

16:11 你和你一党的人聚集是要攻击耶和华。亚伦算什么,你们竟向他发怨言呢,

For which cause both thou and all thy company are gathered together against the LORD: and what is Aaron, that ye murmur against him?

16:12 摩西打发人去召以利押的儿子大坍,亚比兰。他们说,我们不上去。

And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up:

16:13 你将我们从流奶与蜜之地领上来,要在旷野杀我们,这岂为小事,你还要自立为王辖管我们吗,

Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether a prince over us?

16:14 并且你没有将我们领到流奶与蜜之地,也没有把田地和葡萄园给我们为业。难道你要剜这些人的眼睛吗,我们不上去。

Moreover thou hast not brought us into a land that floweth with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt thou put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.

16:15 摩西就甚发怒,对耶和华说,求你不要享受他们的供物。我并没有夺过他们一匹驴,也没有害过他们一个人。

And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.

16:16 摩西对可拉说,明天,你和你一党的人,并亚伦,都要站在耶和华面前。

And Moses said unto Korah, Be thou and all thy company before the LORD, thou, and they, and Aaron, to morrow:

16:17 各人要拿一个香炉,共二百五十个,把香放在上面,到耶和华面前。你和亚伦也各拿自己的香炉。

And take every man his censer, and put incense in them, and bring ye before the LORD every man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; thou also, and Aaron, each of you his censer.

16:18 于是他们各人拿一个香炉,盛上火,加上香,同摩西,亚伦站在会幕门前。

And they took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and stood in the door of the tabernacle of the congregation with Moses and Aaron.

16:19 可拉招聚全会众到会幕门前,要攻击摩西,亚伦。耶和华的荣光就向全会众显现。

And Korah gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the congregation.

16:20 耶和华晓谕摩西,亚伦说,

And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

16:21 你们离开这会众,我好在转眼之间把他们灭绝。

Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.

16:22 摩西,亚伦就俯伏在地,说,神,万人之灵的神阿,一人犯罪,你就要向全会众发怒吗,

And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?

16:23 耶和华晓谕摩西说,

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

16:24 你吩咐会众说,你们离开可拉,大坍,亚比兰帐棚的四围。

Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.

16:25 摩西起来,往大坍,亚比兰那里去。以色列的长老也随着他去。

And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him.

16:26 他吩咐会众说,你们离开这恶人的帐棚吧,他们的物件,什么都不可摸,恐怕你们陷在他们的罪中,与他们一同消灭。

And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins.

16:27 于是众人离开可拉,大坍,亚比兰帐棚的四围。大坍,亚比兰带着妻子,儿女,小孩子,都出来,站在自己的帐棚门口。

So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children.

16:28 摩西说,我行的这一切事本不是凭我自己心意行的,乃是耶和华打发我行的,必有证据使你们知道。

And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind.

16:29 这些人死若与世人无异,或是他们所遭的与世人相同,就不是耶和华打发我来的。

If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the LORD hath not sent me.

16:30 倘若耶和华创作一件新事,使地开口,把他们和一切属他们的都吞下去,叫他们活活地坠落阴间,你们就明白这些人是藐视耶和华了。

But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.

16:31 摩西刚说完了这一切话,他们脚下的地就开了口,

And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:

16:32 把他们和他们的家眷,并一切属可拉的人丁,财物,都吞下去。

And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.

16:33 这样,他们和一切属他们的,都活活地坠落阴间。地口在他们上头照旧合闭,他们就从会中灭亡。

They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.

16:34 在他们四围的以色列众人听他们呼号,就都逃跑,说,恐怕地也把我们吞下去。

And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.

16:35 又有火从耶和华那里出来,烧灭了那献香的二百五十个人。

And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.

16:36 耶和华晓谕摩西说,

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

16:37 你吩咐祭司亚伦的儿子以利亚撒从火中捡起那些香炉来,把火撒在别处,因为那些香炉是圣的。

Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; for they are hallowed.

16:38 把那些犯罪,自害己命之人的香炉,叫人锤成片子,用以包坛。那些香炉本是他们在耶和华面前献过的,所以是圣的,并且可以给以色列人作记号。

The censers of these sinners against their own souls, let them make them broad plates for a covering of the altar: for they offered them before the LORD, therefore they are hallowed: and they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel.

16:39 于是祭司以利亚撒将被烧之人所献的铜香炉拿来,人就锤出来,用以包坛,

And Eleazar the priest took the brasen censers, wherewith they that were burnt had offered; and they were made broad plates for a covering of the altar:

16:40 给以色列人作纪念,使亚伦后裔之外的人不得近前来在耶和华面前烧香,免得他遭可拉和他一党所遭的。这乃是照耶和华藉着摩西所吩咐的。

To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense before the LORD; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as the LORD said to him by the hand of Moses.

16:41 第二天,以色列全会众都向摩西,亚伦发怨言说,你们杀了耶和华的百姓了。

But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of the LORD.

16:42 会众聚集攻击摩西,亚伦的时候,向会幕观看,不料,有云彩遮盖了,耶和华的荣光显现。

And it came to pass, when the congregation was gathered against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the tabernacle of the congregation: and, behold, the cloud covered it, and the glory of the LORD appeared.

16:43 摩西,亚伦就来到会幕前。

And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the congregation.

16:44 耶和华吩咐摩西说,

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

16:45 你们离开这会众,我好在转眼之间把他们灭绝。他们二人就俯伏于地。

Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment. And they fell upon their faces.

16:46 摩西对亚伦说,拿你的香炉,把坛上的火盛在其中,又加上香,快快带到会众那里,为他们赎罪。因为有忿怒从耶和华那里出来,瘟疫已经发作了。

And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun.

16:47 亚伦照着摩西所说的拿来,跑到会中,不料,瘟疫在百姓中已经发作了。他就加上香,为百姓赎罪。

And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people.

16:48 他站在活人死人中间,瘟疫就止住了。

And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.

16:49 除了因可拉事情死的以外,遭瘟疫死的,共有一万四千七百人。

Now they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside them that died about the matter of Korah.

16:50 亚伦回到会幕门口,到摩西那里,瘟疫已经止住了。

And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the plague was stayed.


16:1-3 可拉和他一党之人,在埃及曾看到祭司地位的优越。埃及人的祭司有很多财富,政治上有权势和影响力,这是可拉奢望得到的。他想把以色列人的祭司职位也变成和埃及那里一样的政治阶梯,从中分得一席之地。他并不明白摩西的心志重在事奉神,而不是想辖管别人。

16:8-10 摩西看出可拉的真正动机,他们想得到祭司的权力。我们常常像可拉一样,也想得到神赐给他人的特别资格。可拉本来有能力,身负重要的责任,但因为野心勃勃,还想求得更多,结果反而失去一切。你要专心寻求神给你的召命,而不是妄求像别人一样的权力地位。

16:13-14 只看眼前的困难,将其过分夸大,最容易使人偏离神,大坍与亚比兰正在这种光景之中。他们过去受奴役,遭督工鞭打,急想离开埃及;现在为食物,埃及反而对他们有了极大的吸引力,他们一点也看不见未来的美景。让我们定睛于神,他会引领我们一生的道路。

16:26 摩西吩咐不跟随大坍、可拉党的以色列人,不单要远离他们的帐棚,甚至不可摸他们的物件,如果不这样行就表示同情他们,同意他们的观点。可拉、大坍与亚比兰直接与摩西对抗,也与神对抗。摩西清清楚楚地说明,神要怎样对付这班悖逆之人(16:28-30)。他这样行,是要叫人在顺从的功课上作出正确的抉择。当神要你选择是跟从他、还是站在邪恶人一边时,不要犹豫,要将自己完全顺服地献与主。

16:41 灾祸刚过去的第二天,全会众又发怨言,这种消极的态度只能使他们更加悖逆神和受到更严厉的惩罚。抱怨使他们对神的信心改变,想放弃神的旨意。人由于不满与怀疑而悖逆神,就对神和环境发怨言,接著就有苦毒与怀恨,最后产生敌意。如果你常常不满、怀疑及发牢骚,心中存有苦毒,你就必须当心!这些态度会使你与神隔绝。

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