约伯记23 Job

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23:1 约伯回答说,

Then Job answered and said,

23:2 如今我的哀告还算为悖逆。我的责罚比我的唉哼还重。

Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.

23:3 惟愿我能知道在那里可以寻见神,能到他的台前。

Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!

23:4 我就在他面前将我的案件陈明,满口辩白。

I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.

23:5 我必知道他回答我的言语,明白他向我所说的话。

I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.

23:6 他岂用大能与我争辩吗。必不这样,他必理会我。

Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.

23:7 在他那里,正直人可以与他辩论。这样,我必永远脱离那审判我的。

There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.

23:8 只是,我往前行,他不在那里,往后退,也不能见他。

Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:

23:9 他在左边行事,我却不能看见,在右边隐藏,我也不能见他。

On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:

23:10 然而他知道我所行的路。他试炼我之后,我必如精金。

But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

23:11 我脚追随他的步履。我谨守他的道,并不偏离。

My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.

23:12 他嘴唇的命令,我未曾背弃。我看重他口中的言语,过于我需用的饮食。

Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

23:13 只是他心志已定,谁能使他转意呢。他心里所愿的,就行出来。

But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.

23:14 他向我所定的,就必做成。这类的事他还有许多。

For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him.

23:15 所以我在他面前惊惶,我思念这事,便惧怕他。

Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.

23:16 神使我丧胆,全能者使我惊惶。

For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:

23:17 我的恐惧,不是因为黑暗,也不是因为幽暗蒙蔽我的脸。

Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he covered the darkness from my face.

约伯记23参考

约伯真的像以利法说的那样欺压过穷人吗?
23:1-24:25 约伯继续质疑,他表示若知道为甚么而受苦,那么他就更有能力承受。如果他有罪可以忏悔的话,他一定会这样做。他知道甚么是恶事,也知道恶人受惩罚的结果。他知道神若愿意必会证明他是清白的。他所举世上恶人的例子的用意,是希望神澄清他的名声,证明他是公义的,并解释他受到这些灾难的原因。约伯试图让他的朋友看到,关于神、生命和公义的问题并不像他们所想的那么简单。

这件事我虽然已求神赦免,为何内心仍有罪咎感?
23:10 在22章中,以利法试图寻找约伯可能犯的某些隐密的罪,用来责备他。这里约伯声明,他相信自己的诚实和神的正义。即使我们察觉不到,在日常生活中我们都可能有隐藏的罪,因为神的标准很高,而我们的行为又那么不完美。但我们若是真正的信徒,所有的罪就都因基督在十字架上为我们所做的一切而得到赦免了(参罗5:1;8:1)。圣经也教导我们,就是我们的心责备我们,神比我们的心还大(参约壹3:20)。他的赦免和洗涤是充分的,它们压倒了那些困扰我们的疑虑。尽管我们可能有罪咎感,在我们里面的圣灵可以证明我们在神里得了赦免。若我们像约伯一样真心寻求神,我们便可以承受得起别人的谴责,以及那些困扰我们的疑虑。如果神已赦免、接纳了我们,我们就真正得到赦免了。

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