阿摩司书4 Amos

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4:1 你们住撒玛利亚山如巴珊母牛的阿,当听我的话,你们欺负贫寒的,压碎穷乏的,对家主说,拿酒来,我们喝吧。

Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.

4:2 主耶和华指着自己的圣洁起誓说,日子快到,人必用钩子将你们钩去,用鱼钩将你们馀剩的钩去。

The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.

4:3 你们各人必从破口直往前行,投入哈门。这是耶和华说的。

And ye shall go out at the breaches, every cow at that which is before her; and ye shall cast them into the palace, saith the LORD.

4:4 以色列人哪,任你们往伯特利去犯罪,到吉甲加增罪过。每日早晨献上你们的祭物,每三日奉上你们的十分之一。

Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after three years:

4:5 任你们献有酵的感谢祭,把甘心祭宣传报告给众人,因为是你们所喜爱的。这是主耶和华说的。

And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and publish the free offerings: for this liketh you, O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.

4:6 我使你们在一切城中牙齿乾净,在你们各处粮食缺乏,你们仍不归向我。这是耶和华说的。

And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

4:7 在收割的前三月,我使雨停止,不降在你们那里。我降雨在这城,不降雨在那城。这块地有雨,那块地无雨,无雨的就枯乾了。

And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.

4:8 这样,两三城的人凑到一城去找水,却喝不足。你们仍不归向我。这是耶和华说的。

So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

4:9 我以旱(风,霉烂攻击你们。你们园中许多菜蔬,葡萄树,无花果树,橄榄树都被剪虫所吃。你们仍不归向我。这是耶和华说的。

I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

4:10 我降瘟疫在你们中间,像在埃及一样。用刀杀戮你们的少年人,使你们的马匹被掳掠,营中尸首的臭气扑鼻。你们仍不归向我。这是耶和华说的。

I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

4:11 我倾覆你们中间的城邑,如同我从前倾覆所多玛,蛾摩拉一样,使你们好像从火中抽出来的一根柴。你们仍不归向我。这是耶和华说的。

I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

4:12 以色列阿,我必向你如此行。以色列阿,我既这样行,你当预备迎见你的神。

Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.

4:13 那创山,造风,将心意指示人,使晨光变为幽暗,脚踏在地之高处的。他的名是耶和华万军之神。

For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.

阿摩司书4参考

欺负弱小,满足私欲,这些妇人真要不得!我们或不至于此,但对于物质,我们的态度是……
4:1 以色列富有的妇人被叫作“巴珊母牛”,是娇生惯养、受人阿谀奉承、吃尽山珍海味的一群(参诗22:12)。她们自私自利,为求满足一己穷奢极侈的生活,就催逼丈夫压迫那些无依无靠的贫寒人。我们也要切忌疯狂地追求物质享受,要避免剥削别人又得罪神。

4:3 “哈门”也译为“宫殿”或“欺压之山”。

先知阿摩司也真是,竟叫百姓去犯罪?真不明白……
4:4 阿摩司用讽刺的口蠥邀请百姓到伯特利和吉甲去犯罪,反正他们在此两地所敬拜的已非耶和华神,而是别的偶像。伯特利是神与雅各重立亚伯拉罕之约的地方(参创28:10-22)。如今,伯特利成了北国的宗教中心,耶罗波安更把偶像安置于此,使百姓不再回南国的耶路撒冷去敬拜神了(参王上12:26-29)。吉甲是以色列人进入应许之地时第一个驻扎的地方(参书4:19)。在此,约书亚重立耶和华的约和割礼,百姓在此庆祝逾越节(参书5:2-11);扫罗也是在吉甲被膏立为以色列第一个王的(参撒上11:15)。

你当预备迎见你的神!我,我,我怕呀……
4:6-13 无论神用何种方法(藉饥荒、旱风、霉烂、蝗虫、瘟疫或战争)警告百姓,他们都置之不理。以色列人既然没有接受神的提醒,就要在审判之中面对神。他们这种态度维持不了多久,就要面对那位自己所拒绝、不肯服从的神,就是那位吩咐他们照顾贫寒者的神。那日,我们每一个都要面对神,向神交账。你是否已作好准备面见神?

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