约伯记22 Job

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22:1 毯螅人以利法回答说,

Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

22:2 人岂能使神有益呢。智慧人但能有益于己。

Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?

22:3 你为人公义,岂叫全能者喜悦呢。你行为完全,岂能使他得利呢。

Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?

22:4 岂是因你敬畏他,就责备你,审判你吗。

Will he reprove thee for fear of thee? will he enter with thee into judgment?

22:5 你的罪恶岂不是大吗。你的罪孽也没有穷尽。

Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite?

22:6 因你无故强取弟兄的物为当头,剥去贫寒人的衣服。

For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

22:7 困乏的人,你没有给他水喝。饥饿的人,你没有给他食物。

Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.

22:8 有能力的人就得地土。尊贵的人也住在其中。

But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honourable man dwelt in it.

22:9 你打发寡妇空手回去,折断孤儿的膀臂。

Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.

22:10 因此,有网罗环绕你,有恐惧忽然使你惊惶。

Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear troubleth thee;

22:11 或有黑暗蒙蔽你,并有洪水淹没你。

Or darkness, that thou canst not see; and abundance of waters cover thee.

22:12 神岂不是在高天吗。你看星宿何其高呢。

Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!

22:13 你说,神知道什么。他岂能看透幽暗施行审判呢。

And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud?

22:14 密云将他遮盖,使他不能看见。他周游穹苍。

Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.

22:15 你要依从上古的道吗。这道是恶人所行的。

Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden?

22:16 他们未到死期,忽然除灭。根基毁坏,好像被江河冲去。

Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood:

22:17 他们向神说,离开我们吧。又说,全能者能把我们怎吗样呢。

Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them?

22:18 那知,神以美物充满他们的房屋。但恶人所谋定的离我好远。

Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

22:19 义人看见他们的结局就欢喜。无辜的人嗤笑他们。

The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn.

22:20 说,那起来攻击我们的果然被剪除,其馀的都被火烧灭。

Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth.

22:21 你若认识神,就得平安。福气也必临到你。

Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.

22:22 你当领受他口中的教训,将他的言语存在心里。

Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.

22:23 你若向全能者,从你帐棚中远除不义,就必得建立。

If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.

22:24 要将你的珍宝丢在尘土里,将俄斐的黄金丢在溪河石头之间。

Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

22:25 全能者就必为你的珍宝,作你的宝银。

Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver.

22:26 你就要以全能者为喜乐,向神仰起脸来。

For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.

22:27 你要祷告他,他就听你。你也要还你的愿。

Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.

22:28 你定意要作何事,必然给你成就。亮光也必照耀你的路。

Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

22:29 人使你降卑,你仍可说,必得高升。谦卑的人神必拯救。

When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.

22:30 人非无辜,神且要搭救他。他因你手中清洁,必蒙拯救。

He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of thine hands.

约伯记22参考

事不过三,以利法最后的尝试──
22章 这是以利法的第三次,也是最后一次和约伯对话。在第一次的对话里(参4-5章),以利法提到约伯的好行为,并且小心地暗示他需要为某些罪而忏悔。这次他并没有说出新的东西来,只是说得更具体而已。他始终不能改变他的信念,即苦难是神对人恶行的惩罚,所以他提出了约伯可能犯的几条罪。以利法并非要毁灭约伯,在其演说的结尾他保证,如果约伯肯承认自己的罪并忏悔,便会得到平安和复兴。

神在天上,他能看见我吗?世上那么多人,神如何顾得过来?
22:12-14 以利法声称约伯把神看小了。他批评约伯认为神离世界太远,无法照顾他。以利法说,如果约伯知道神对他的看顾,他便不会轻视自己的罪了。以利法的观点是对的:因为确实有些人认为神离他很远,不会注意到我们所做的一切,所以不在乎自己的罪。但他的观点对约伯并不适用。

你同意以利法关于悔改归神的言论吗?
22:21-30 约伯的朋友几次表现出他们掌握了神的部分真理,却不能准确地将其运用到生活中。以利法就是这样,他对忏悔作了一个漂亮的总结。以利法的观点是对的,我们犯了罪就要求神的赦免。但他的说法不适用于约伯身上,因约伯已经寻求了神的赦免(7:20-21;9:20;13:23),并且他一直与神有密切的关系。

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