约伯记20 Job

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20:1 拿玛人琐法回答说,

Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,

20:2 我心中急躁,所以我的思念叫我回答。

Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.

20:3 我已听见那羞辱我,责备我的话。我的悟性叫我回答。

I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer.

20:4 你岂不知亘古以来,自从人生在地。

Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth,

20:5 恶人夸胜是暂时的,不敬虔人的喜乐,不过转眼之间吗。

That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

20:6 他的尊荣虽达到天上,头虽顶到云中,

Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds;

20:7 他终必灭亡,像自己的粪一样。素来见他的人要说,他在那里呢。

Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?

20:8 他必飞去如梦,不再寻见,速被赶去,如夜间的异象。

He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night.

20:9 亲眼见过他的,必不再见他。他的本处也再见不着他。

The eye also which saw him shall see him no more; neither shall his place any more behold him.

20:10 他的儿女要求穷人的恩。他的手要赔还不义之财。

His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods.

20:11 他的骨头虽然有青年之力,却要和他一同躺卧在尘土中。

His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.

20:12 他口内虽以恶为甘甜,藏在舌头底下。

Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;

20:13 爱恋不舍,含在口中。

Though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:

20:14 他的食物在肚里却要化为酸,在他里面成为虺蛇的恶毒。

Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him.

20:15 他吞了财宝,还要吐出。神要从他腹中掏出来。

He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.

20:16 他必吸饮虺蛇的毒气。蝮蛇的舌头也必杀他。

He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper’s tongue shall slay him.

20:17 流奶与蜜之河,他不得再见。

He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter.

20:18 他劳碌得来的要赔还,不得享用(原文作吞下),不能照所得的财货欢乐。

That which he laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein.

20:19 他欺压穷人,且又离弃。强取非自己所盖的房屋(或作强取房屋不得再建造)。

Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away an house which he builded not;

20:20 他因贪而无厌,所喜悦的连一样也不能保守。

Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired.

20:21 其馀的没有一样他不吞灭,所以他的福乐不能长久。

There shall none of his meat be left; therefore shall no man look for his goods.

20:22 他在满足有馀的时候,必到狭窄的地步。凡受苦楚的人,都必加手在他身上。

In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits: every hand of the wicked shall come upon him.

20:23 他正要充满肚腹的时候,神必将猛烈的忿怒,降在他身上。正在他吃饭的时候,要将这忿怒像雨降在他身上。

When he is about to fill his belly, God shall cast the fury of his wrath upon him, and shall rain it upon him while he is eating.

20:24 他要躲避铁器。铜弓的箭要将他射透。

He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him through.

20:25 他把箭一抽,就从他身上出来。发光的箭头从他胆中出来,有惊惶临在他身上。

It is drawn, and cometh out of the body; yea, the glittering sword cometh out of his gall: terrors are upon him.

20:26 他的财宝归于黑暗。人所不吹的火要把他烧灭,要把他帐棚中所剩下的烧毁。

All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle.

20:27 天要显明他的罪孽,地要兴起攻击他。

The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him.

20:28 他的家产必然过去。神发怒的日子,他的货物都要消灭。

The increase of his house shall depart, and his goods shall flow away in the day of his wrath.

20:29 这是恶人从神所得的分,是神为他所定的产业。

This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the heritage appointed unto him by God.


20章 琐法的言论再次显示了他的错误推论。他始终认为约伯是邪恶的伪君子。琐法说,尽管约伯某些时候是良善的,但他并未按公义生活,所以神拿走了他的财富。根据琐法的论点,约伯的灾难证明了他的邪恶。

20:6-7 尽管琐法的长篇而激烈的演说是错误的,但那关于恶人终局的说法倒是对的。犯罪起初似乎很享乐并具吸引力。撒谎、偷盗、或压迫他人,常常给犯罪之人带来暂时的收益。有些拥有不义之财的人,也能活很久,但神的正义终将得胜。然而琐法忽视了一点,即对犯罪的审判并不一定发生在罪人的有生之年。惩罚可能延到最后的审判之时才来临,那时罪人将与神永远隔断。我们不应该只看恶人的亨通与能力。神对他们的审判是注定了的。

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