玛拉基书2 Malachi

章:1 2 3 4

2:1 众祭司阿,这诫命是传给你们的。

And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.

2:2 万军之耶和华说,你们若不听从,也不放在心上,将荣耀归与我的名,我就使咒诅临到你们,使你们的福分变为咒诅。因你们不把诫命放在心上,我已经咒诅你们了。

If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.

2:3 我必斥责你们的种子,又把你们牺牲的粪,抹你们的脸上。你们要与粪一同除掉。

Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.

2:4 你们就知道我传这诫命给你们,使我与利未(或作利未人)所立的约,可以常存。这是万军之耶和华说的。

And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.

2:5 我曾与他立生命和平安的约。我将这两样赐给他,使他存敬畏的心,他就敬畏我,惧怕我的名。

My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name.

2:6 真实的律法在他口中,他嘴里没有不义的话。他以平安和正直与我同行,使多人回头离开罪孽。

The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.

2:7 祭司的嘴里当存知识,人也当由他口中寻求律法,因为他是万军之耶和华的使者。

For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

2:8 你们却偏离正道,使许多人在律法上跌倒。你们废弃我与利未所立的约。这是万军之耶和华说的。

But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.

2:9 所以我使你们被众人藐视,看为下贱,因你们不守我的道,竟在律法上瞻徇情面。

Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.

2:10 我们岂不都是一位父吗。岂不是一位神所造的吗。我们各人怎吗以诡诈待弟兄,背弃了神与我们列祖所立的约呢。

Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?

2:11 犹大人行事诡诈,并且在以色列和耶路撒冷中,行一件可憎的事。因为犹大人亵渎耶和华所喜爱的圣洁(或作圣地),娶事奉外邦神的女子为妻。

Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god.

2:12 凡行这事的,无论何人(何人原文作叫醒的答应的),就是献供物给万军之耶和华,耶和华也必从雅各的帐棚中剪除他。

The LORD will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts.

2:13 你们又行了一件这样的事,使前妻叹息哭泣的眼泪,遮盖耶和华的坛,以致耶和华不再看顾那供物,也不乐意从你们手中收纳。

And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand.

2:14 你们还说,这是为什么呢。因耶和华在你和你幼年所娶的妻中间作见证。她虽是你的配偶,又是你盟约的妻,你却以诡诈待她。

Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.

2:15 虽然神有灵的馀力能造多人,他不是单造一人吗。为何只造一人呢。乃是他愿人得虔诚的后裔。所以当谨守你们的心,谁也不可以诡诈待幼年所娶的妻。

And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

2:16 耶和华以色列的神说,休妻的事,和以强暴待妻的人,都是我所恨恶的。所以当谨守你们的心,不可行诡诈。这是万军之耶和华说的。

For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.

2:17 你们用言语烦琐耶和华,你们还说,我们在何事上烦琐他呢。因为你们说,凡行恶的,耶和华眼看为善,并且他喜悦他们。或说,公义的神在哪里呢。

Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?

玛拉基书2参考

不尊崇神的名,基督徒要受咒诅,这可非同小可!
2:1-2 神警告祭司,他们若不尊崇他的名,他就要施行惩罚。同样,神也呼唤我们去尊崇他的名,去敬拜他。这意味著承认他是神,是宇宙万物的伟大创造者,只有他是完美的,他用最完全的爱来爱我们,为了爱我们这群罪人甘愿到世间来。你承认这一切吗?你尊崇他的名吗?

“不听从,不放在心上”,是玛拉基时代人的通病,也是我们的?不……会……吧……
2:1-2 虽然神藉著他的话多番提醒,但祭司仍轻看神所重视的东西。我们怎样知道神看重些甚么呢?首先要尽心、尽意、尽力爱他(参申6:5)。换句话说,我们不但要聆听神的话,还要把神的话放在心上,牢牢记著,并尽力把他的吩咐实践出来。我们爱神,他的话就会如明灯照亮并指引我们每一天的路途。反观玛拉基时代的祭司,他们不再爱神,所以不知道、也不重视他的要求了。

“使多人回头离开罪孽”,这,也能成为我一生的写照吗?
2:4-6 利未是利未支派的祖先,神把这支派分别出来服事他(参民1:47-54)。他们最初在会幕里,后来在圣殿里事奉神。神要祭司们留意跟从先祖的榜样,谨守他的典章律例。

“嘴里当存知识”,我却背不出几句圣经上的话……
2:7-8 玛拉基向祭司发怒,因为他们是神的使者,却不清楚神的旨意,更因此引导百姓走入歧途。他们故意漠视神,罪责难逃。同样,传道人和教会领袖也必须熟识通达神的道,晓得如何在生活中实践出来。你用了多少时间来研读神的话语呢?

“与人方便,与己方便”,原来还是一个“私”字作怪……
2:9 祭司容许有势力和自己喜欢的人违反律法。这些人犯罪时,祭司没有尽力指责,怕一旦得罪了他们,便会失去支持。在教会里,是否也有些“特权人士”犯了罪也没有人指正呢?我们不能对有钱、有地位的人持双重标准,要把神的话语作为我们的准则。不要偏袒自己喜爱的人,以免被神弃绝(参雅2:1-4)。

当今离婚如此普通,坚持神的婚姻律法太难了……
2:10-16 百姓虽然没有公开拒绝神,但从他们的所作所为可见他们根本没有把神放在心上。男子任意娶拜假神的外邦女子为妻;他们对家庭不忠,甚至厌倦伴侣而把她们遗弃,因此,离婚非常普遍。他们任意妄为,以为不会遭受惩罚,甚至质问神,为何不看顾又不肯收纳他们的供物,也不赐福给他们(2:13)。其实我们和神的关系,跟我们的生活是不能分割的,他必须是一切的主。

信徒与非信徒结婚是不是不讨神喜悦呢?
2:11-12 随著圣殿重建,城墙修筑完成,百姓都切切期待有关消灭仇敌、弥赛亚来临的预言实现。但时光飞逝,预言仍未成就。百姓感到失望,开始不愿遵守神的律法,更渐渐地公然犯罪,娶敬拜偶像的外邦女子为妻。其实早在许多年之前,以斯拉和尼希米已面对过这个问题了(参拉9-10章;尼13:23-31)。

结发夫妻,白头到老,好像越来越少了……
2:14 百姓怨无可怨,只好推说际遇欠佳。虽然怨尤并不能解决问题,但人总爱推卸责任,好减轻自己的罪咎感。其实,每当遇到难题,我们应当首先自我反省。也许我们把态度和行为改变一下,问题便能迎刃而解!

一夫一妻制,是得“虔诚的后裔”的基本保障,可是──
2:14-15 当时,只有男方才可以提出离婚。他们对伴侣不忠,对于神的心意──夫妇二人成为一体,教养后代敬畏神,根本没有放在心上。其实,他们不单抛弃了发妻,也漠视了与神的关系,忽视了与神在灵里沟通的真义。

对配偶不诚实,是感情出轨的第一步──
2:15-16 “谨守你们的心”一话提醒我们对婚姻要认真,就像神对他向百姓所作的应许一样的认真。婚姻关系要靠感情来维系,使双方都得到满足,并且,这分感情也只应该集中在配偶身上。

为非作歹的,神都看在眼里──
2:17-3:6 人们为求私利歪曲真理,神已厌烦他们的所作所为。他们以为神缄默就表示他容许人胡作非为。其实,神要惩罚犯各种罪的假信徒(3:5)。

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