申命记8 Deuteronomy

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8:1 我今日所吩咐的一切诫命,你们要谨守遵行,好叫你们存活,人数增多,且进去得耶和华向你们列祖起誓应许的那地。

All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.

8:2 你也要记念耶和华你的神在旷野引导你这四十年,是要苦炼你,试验你,要知道你心内如何,肯守他的诫命不肯。

And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.

8:3 他苦炼你,任你饥饿,将你和你列祖所不认识的吗哪赐给你吃,使你知道,人活着不是单靠食物,乃是靠耶和华口里所出的一切话。

And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

8:4 这四十年,你的衣服没有穿破,你的脚也没有肿。

Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.

8:5 你当心里思想,耶和华你神管教你,好像人管教儿子一样。

Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.

8:6 你要谨守耶和华你神的诫命,遵行他的道,敬畏他。

Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.

8:7 因为耶和华你神领你进入美地,那地有河,有泉,有源,从山谷中流出水来。

For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;

8:8 那地有小麦,大麦,葡萄树,无花果树,石榴树,橄榄树,和蜜。

A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;

8:9 你在那地不缺食物,一无所缺。那地的石头是铁,山内可以挖铜。

A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.

8:10 你吃得饱足,就要称颂耶和华你的神,因他将那美地赐给你了。”

When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.

8:11 你要谨慎,免得忘记耶和华你的神,不守他的诫命,典章,律例,就是我今日所吩咐你的。

Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:

8:12 恐怕你吃得饱足,建造美好的房屋居住,

Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;

8:13 你的牛羊加多,你的金银增添,并你所有的全都加增,

And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;

8:14 你就心高气傲,忘记耶和华你的神,就是将你从埃及地为奴之家领出来的,

Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;

8:15 引你经过那大而可怕的旷野,那里有火蛇,蝎子,乾旱无水之地。他曾为你使水从坚硬的磐石中流出来,

Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;

8:16 又在旷野将你列祖所不认识的吗哪赐给你吃,是要苦炼你,试验你,叫你终久享福。

Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;

8:17 恐怕你心里说,这货财是我力量,我能力得来的。

And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.

8:18 你要记念耶和华你的神,因为得货财的力量是他给你的,为要坚定他向你列祖起誓所立的约,像今日一样。

But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

8:19 你若忘记耶和华你的神,随从别神,事奉敬拜,你们必定灭亡。这是我今日警戒你们的。

And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.

8:20 耶和华在你们面前怎样使列国的民灭亡,你们也必照样灭亡,因为你们不听从耶和华你们神的话。

As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God.

申命记8参考

人活著不是单靠食物?没有食物人还能活著不成?
8:3 主耶稣受魔鬼试探,叫他把石头变为饼时,曾引用这一节经文抵挡魔鬼(参太4:4)。许多人以为美好的人生在于能满足种种欲望,如果他们能赚大钱,穿得好,吃得好,享受一流,就以为自己是“过好日子”。不过这些并不能满足我们最深的渴望,到了末后人还是两手空空而去。照摩西所说,真正的人生,是将自己完全交托给创造生命的神,人生必须受管教、舍己、殷勤工作,许多人不这样做,也就找不到真正的福乐。

衣没穿破,脚没走肿──数点一下,原来神在这在那微细处也照顾我,我总以为那是必然的……
8:4 人通常把神的保护当作理所当然的事。当我们的汽车没有损坏,房屋没有漏雨,电器也能正常使用的时候,很少因此感谢神的保守。以色列人似乎没有看到,自己在旷野飘流了四十年,衣服没有穿破,脚也没有走肿,都是神的恩惠,所以也未因这些福分而感谢神。请你想一想,在甚么事上你很顺利?甚么事使你一直受益?有甚么器具或杂物用了很久却毫无损坏?请你记住,要为神这些赐福而感谢他。

谢饭祷告,理所当然──谢饭背后,还有更深的意义?谢饭,不只是感谢而已,你说……
8:10 传统上,人引用这一节经文在饭前或饭后称谢神。不过,它的目的是要警告以色列人,在他们所求所想得到满足的时候,不要忘记神。所以你的谢饭祷告,是要使你恒常记起神对你的良善,而你也有责任帮助那些比你不幸的人。

我今富足,不是我自己努力争取的吗?
8:11-20 当我们物质丰富、财运亨通时,就会骄傲,说是自己聪明又殷勤工作,因而富足。人很容易忙于料理生意、处理财务,而把神放在一边,不理会他的存在。但是,只要你认识自己一切所有全是神所赐,你就明白他是要我们作他财物的管家。

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