约伯记31 Job

章:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42

31:1 我与眼睛立约,怎能恋恋瞻望处女呢。

I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?

31:2 从至上的神所得之分,从至高全能者所得之业,是什么呢。

For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?

31:3 岂不是祸患临到不义的,灾害临到作孽的呢。

Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?

31:4 神岂不是察看我的道路,数点我的脚步呢。

Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?

31:5 我若与虚谎同行,脚若追随诡诈。

If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;

31:6 我若被公道的天平称度,使神可以知道我的纯正。

Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know mine integrity.

31:7 我的脚步若偏离正路,我的心若随着我的眼目,若有玷污粘在我手上。

If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands;

31:8 就愿我所种的有别人吃,我田所产的被拔出来。

Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be rooted out.

31:9 我若受迷惑,向妇人起淫念,在邻舍的门外蹲伏。

If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbour’s door;

31:10 就愿我的妻子给别人推磨,别人也与她同室。

Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her.

31:11 因为这是大罪,是审判官当罚的罪孽。

For this is an heinous crime; yea, it is an iniquity to be punished by the judges.

31:12 这本是火焚烧,直到毁灭,必拔除我所有的家产。

For it is a fire that consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase.

31:13 我的仆婢与我争辩的时候,我若藐视不听他们的情节。

If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;

31:14 神兴起,我怎样行呢。他察问,我怎样回答呢。

What then shall I do when God riseth up? and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?

31:15 造我在腹中的,不也是造他吗。将他与我抟在腹中的,岂不是一位吗。

Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?

31:16 我若不容贫寒人得其所愿,或叫寡妇眼中失望,

If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;

31:17 或独自吃我一点食物,孤儿没有与我同吃。

Or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof;

31:18 (从幼年时孤儿与我同长,好像父子一样。我从出母腹就扶助寡妇)。(扶助原文作引领)

(For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and I have guided her from my mother’s womb;)

31:19 我若见人因无衣死亡,或见穷乏人身无遮盖。

If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering;

31:20 我若不使他因我羊的毛得暖,为我祝福。

If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;

31:21 我若在城门口见有帮助我的,举手攻击孤儿。

If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:

31:22 情愿我的肩头从缺盆骨脱落,我的膀臂从羊矢骨折断。

Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone.

31:23 因神降的灾祸使我恐惧。因他的威严,我不能妄为。

For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.

31:24 我若以黄金为指望,对精金说,你是我的倚靠。

If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;

31:25 我若因财物丰裕,因我手多得资财而欢喜。

If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;

31:26 我若见太阳发光,明月行在空中,

If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;

31:27 心就暗暗被引诱,口便亲手。

And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:

31:28 这也是审判官当罚的罪孽,又是我背弃在上的神。

This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.

31:29 我若见恨我的遭报就欢喜,见他遭灾便高兴。

If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:

31:30 (我没有容口犯罪,咒诅他的生命)

Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

31:31 若我帐棚的人未尝说,谁不以主人的食物吃饱呢。

If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.

31:32 (从来我没有容客旅在街上住宿,却开门迎接行路的人)

The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveller.

31:33 我若像亚当(或作别人)遮掩我的过犯,将罪孽藏在怀中。

If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom:

31:34 因惧怕大众,又因宗族藐视我使我惊恐,以致闭口无言,杜门不出。

Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?

31:35 惟愿有一位肯听我。(看哪,在这里有我所划的押,愿全能者回答我)

Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book.

31:36 愿那敌我者,所写的状词在我这里,我必带在肩上,又绑在头上为冠冕。

Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me.

31:37 我必向他述说我脚步的数目,必如君王进到他面前。

I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him.

31:38 我若夺取田地,这地向我喊冤,犁沟一同哭泣。

If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain;

31:39 我若吃地的出产不给价值,或叫原主丧命。

If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:

31:40 愿这地长蒺藜代替麦子,长恶草代替大麦。约伯的话说完了。

Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended.


31:1-4 约伯不仅避免了犯奸淫的大罪,他甚至没有用过色眯眯的眼光去窥视妇女。约伯表明他内里和外在都是清白的。在29章中,约伯回顾了自己的善行。在这章,他列举了自己没有犯过的罪:邪恶的心思(31:1-12),欺负周围的人(31:13-23),或者抵抗神(31:24-34)。

31:24-28 约伯坚定地认为,将快乐建立在财富上是拜偶像和背弃天上的神。我们常为迷恋金钱和财富的社会行为寻找藉口,冠之以“必需的邪恶”,或“现代世界中的定律”。但每个时代的每一社会都看重金钱所带来的权力和威望。真正的信徒必须使自己不陷于追求更多金钱、声望和财富的欲望中,也不应悭吝钱财,不去帮助物质上有需要的人。

31:33-34 约伯声明,他没有像平常人那样,试图掩藏自己的罪。我们常因害怕自己的罪被发现而欺骗他人。我们用谎言掩饰自己,使别人觉得我们很好;但我们无法向神隐瞒。当你承认自己的罪时,你便释放了自己,得到了赦免和新生命。

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