耶利米书35 Jeremiah

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35:1 当犹大王约西亚之子约雅敬的时候,耶和华的话临到耶利米说,

The word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying,

35:2 你去见利甲族的人,和他们说话,领他们进入耶和华殿的一间屋子,给他们酒喝。

Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and speak unto them, and bring them into the house of the LORD, into one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink.

35:3 我就将哈巴洗尼雅的孙子雅利米雅的儿子雅撒尼亚和他弟兄,并他众子,以及利甲全族的人,

Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, the son of Habaziniah, and his brethren, and all his sons, and the whole house of the Rechabites;

35:4 领到耶和华的殿,进入神人伊基大利的儿子哈难众子的屋子。那屋子在首领的屋子旁边,在沙龙之子把门的玛西雅屋子以上。

And I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the door:

35:5 于是我在利甲族人面前设摆盛满酒的碗和杯,对他们说,请你们喝酒。

And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites pots full of wine, and cups, and I said unto them, Drink ye wine.

35:6 他们却说,我们不喝酒。因为我们先祖利甲的儿子约拿达曾吩咐我们说,你们与你们的子孙永不可喝酒,

But they said, We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever:

35:7 也不可盖房,撒种,栽种葡萄园,但一生的年日要住帐棚,使你们的日子在寄居之地得以延长。

Neither shall ye build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any: but all your days ye shall dwell in tents; that ye may live many days in the land where ye be strangers.

35:8 凡我们先祖利甲的儿子约拿达所吩咐我们的话,我们都听从了。我们和我们的妻子儿女一生的年日都不喝酒,

Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that he hath charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;

35:9 也不盖房居住,也没有葡萄园,田地,和种子,

Nor to build houses for us to dwell in: neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed:

35:10 但住帐棚,听从我们先祖约拿达的话,照他所吩咐我们的去行。

But we have dwelt in tents, and have obeyed, and done according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us.

35:11 巴比伦王尼布甲尼撒上此地来,我们因怕迦勒底的军队和亚兰的军队,就说,来吧,我们到耶路撒冷去。这样,我们才住在耶路撒冷。

But it came to pass, when Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came up into the land, that we said, Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of the Syrians: so we dwell at Jerusalem.

35:12 耶和华的话临到耶利米说,

Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,

35:13 万军之耶和华以色列的神如此说,你去对犹大人和耶路撒冷的居民说,耶和华说,你们不受教训,不听从我的话吗。

Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Go and tell the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will ye not receive instruction to hearken to my words? saith the LORD.

35:14 利甲的儿子约拿达所吩咐他子孙不可喝酒的话,他们已经遵守,直到今日也不喝酒,因为他们听从先祖的吩咐。我从早起来警戒你们,你们却不听从我。

The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed; for unto this day they drink none, but obey their father’s commandment: notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye hearkened not unto me.

35:15 我从早起来,差遣我的仆人众先知去,说,你们各人当回头,离开恶道,改正行为,不随从事奉别神,就必住在我所赐给你们和你们列祖的地上。只是你们没有听从我,也没有侧耳而听。

I have sent also unto you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Return ye now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and go not after other gods to serve them, and ye shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers: but ye have not inclined your ear, nor hearkened unto me.

35:16 利甲的儿子约拿达的子孙能遵守先人所吩咐他们的命,这百姓却没有听从我。

Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father, which he commanded them; but this people hath not hearkened unto me:

35:17 因此,耶和华万军之神,以色列的神如此说,我要使我所说的一切灾祸临到犹大人和耶路撒冷的一切居民。因为我对他们说话,他们没有听从。我呼唤他们,他们没有答应。

Therefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them: because I have spoken unto them, but they have not heard; and I have called unto them, but they have not answered.

35:18 耶利米对利甲族的人说,万军之耶和华以色列的神如此说,因你们听从你们先祖约拿达的吩咐,谨守他的一切诫命,照他所吩咐你们的去行,

And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Because ye have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded you:

35:19 所以万军之耶和华以色列的神如此说,利甲的儿子约拿达必永不缺人侍立在我面前。

Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before me for ever.

耶利米书35参考

利甲族人忠守遗训的榜样,与以色列人成了鲜明的对比。我的德行对比非信徒如何?
35章 利甲族人所守的规条与拿细耳人所守的有些相似,拿细耳人是向神许下某种特别之愿的人(参民6章)。二百年来,利甲族人恪守其先祖遗训,滴酒不沾。尽管犹大全国上下都背弃了与神所立之约,但这些人仍然坚守这约,毫不动摇。神希望剩下的子民能够像利甲人忠守遗训那样,谨守与他所立的约。神让耶利米以酒引诱利甲人,目的是显示他们坚守遗训、忠心不移的美德,因他知道他们一定不会破戒。

约拿达曾做过甚么事值得他的后裔效法?
35:6 利甲的儿子约拿达曾与耶户携手肃清北国膜拜巴力的风气(参王下10:15-28)。

世途多变,有人以为适应变化就是生存之道,然而,神却要我们持守他的话……
35:13-17 利甲族人与以色列人有极鲜明的对比:(1)利甲族人对会犯错误的领袖的训言尚能坚守不渝;以色列人却背弃了与那绝对无误的神所立之约。(2)约拿达只说了一次不准饮酒,利甲族人就听从了;神一而再、再而三地命令以色列人离开罪恶,他们却抗拒,不肯听从。(3)利甲族人遵守的规例只有暂时的意义,但他们仍然坚守;以色列人则违背神关乎永恒的律法。(4)利甲族人数百年来都是恪守诫命的;以色列人数百年来却都在违抗神。(5)利甲族人因而蒙福;以色列人因而招祸。很多时候,我们都会因循传统习俗而行。神的话既是永恒不变的,岂不更值得我们谨守奉行吗?

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