6月17日-The Prophecies of Hosea

何西阿书

何西阿的预言-The Prophecies of Hosea

何西阿的预言-The Prophecies of Hosea

The foregoing passage is only a brief reference in the historical account, but it is a forceful reminder that after a century-and-a-half as part of a broken kingdom the people of Israel have not been willing to put away their idols or forget their pagan Baal. If there is anything which especially affronts God, it must surely be the sight of men and women (whom he has created) bowing in worship to sticks and stones (which he has also created and which, therefore, have no intrinsic power). This is especially true because God has repeatedly and patiently demonstrated his concern, love, and protection to each generation of this nation to whom he has specially chosen to reveal himself.

To God, the people of Israel have been as a wife in covenant relationship with him. And yet their continual idolatry is a constant reminder of their unfaithfulness to the covenant. Each generation has been adulterous in its wickedness and idolatry, and now the time is swiftly approaching when God is going to put Israel away as an adulterous spouse.

In an effort to draw Israel away from her spiritual lovers and to show her the danger of her infidelity, God calls upon the prophet Hosea to bring his message and warnings—through both hard preaching and prophecy, and in another (and most unusual) way as well.

God calls upon Hosea to marry a woman whom God knows will be unfaithful to Hosea and bear children of her unfaithfulness. Even the children’s names pronounce God’s prophecy. Jezreel, the firstborn, predicts that the people of Israel will be “scattered by God,” in clear reference to the eventual conquering of Israel by foreign invaders, who will take them out of the land of Canaan. The second child, Lo-ruhamah, warns that when this time comes God will be “without mercy.” And, as if that were not enough, the third child, Lo-ammi, signifies God’s total rejection of Israel, of whom he will say, “not my people.”

When Hosea’s wife, Gomer, consorts with other lovers, she only typifies Israel’s unfaithfulness in playing the harlot with other gods. And yet, as always, God speaks a message of hope through Hosea. Just as Hosea redeems Gomer from literal slavery, God stands ready to redeem his people from sin. And yet this time God will not renew his love so easily as he has in the past. This time Israel will know real suffering and discipline before being restored to God’s love and favor.

The prophet Hosea begins his ministry during Jeroboam’s reign, and will continue his work for the next 60 or 65 years. His ministry will span the reigns of the next two or three kings of Israel as well as Jeroboam’s. It is not known exactly when he delivers his various rebukes, admonitions, and warnings, but they are all collected at this point to show the central thrust of his message.

Hosea’s prophecies against Israel, to which he sometimes refers as Ephraim, begin with a reference to his own disastrous marriage and the anger and anguish which he himself feels. No message has more impact than one growing out of the messenger’s own experience. Perhaps that accounts for the power of Hosea’s prophecies.

# 何西阿书(HOS)
## 何西亚娶淫妇歌篾以示以色列人弃主从邪
[1:1] 当乌西雅、约坦、亚哈斯、希西家作犹大王,约阿施的儿子耶罗波安作以色列王的时候,耶和华的话临到备利的儿子何西阿。
## 歌蔑生子耶斯列
[1:2] 耶和华初次与何西阿说话,对他说:「你去娶淫妇为妻,也收那从淫乱所生的儿女;因为这地大行淫乱,离弃耶和华。」
[1:3] 于是,何西阿去娶了滴拉音的女儿歌篾。这妇人怀孕,给他生了一个儿子。
[1:4] 耶和华对何西阿说:「给他起名叫耶斯列;因为再过片时,我必讨耶户家在耶斯列杀人流血的罪,也必使以色列家的国灭绝。
[1:5] 到那日,我必在耶斯列平原折断以色列的弓。」
## 歌蔑生女罗路哈玛
[1:6] 歌篾又怀孕生了一个女儿,耶和华对何西阿说:「给她起名叫罗路哈玛;因为我必不再怜悯以色列家,决不赦免他们。
[1:7] 我却要怜悯犹大家,使他们靠耶和华他们的神得救,不使他们靠弓、刀、争战、马匹与马兵得救。」
## 歌蔑生子罗阿米
[1:8] 歌篾给罗路哈玛断奶以后,又怀孕生了一个儿子。
[1:9] 耶和华说:「给他起名叫罗阿米;因为你们不作我的子民,我也不作你们的神。
## 豫言犹大与以色列将复兴
[1:10] 然而,以色列的人数必如海沙,不可量,不可数。从前在什么地方对他们说:『你们不是我的子民』,将来在那里必对他们说:『你们是永生神的儿子。』
[1:11] 犹大人和以色列人必一同聚集,为自己立一个首领,从这地上去,因为耶斯列的日子必为大日。
# 何西阿书(HOS)
## 以色列人崇邪受惩罚
[2:1] 你们要称你们的弟兄为阿米;称你们的姐妹为路哈玛。
[2:2] 你们要与你们的母亲大大争辩,因为她不是我的妻子,我也不是她的丈夫。叫她除掉脸上的淫像和胸间的淫态,
[2:3] 免得我剥他的衣服,使她赤体与才生的时候一样,使她如旷野,如干旱之地,因渴而死。
[2:4] 我必不怜悯他的儿女,因为他们是从淫乱而生的。
[2:5] 他们的母亲行了淫乱,怀他们的母作了可羞耻的事,因为她说:『我要随从所爱的,我的饼、水、羊毛、麻、油、酒都是他们给的。』
[2:6] 因此,我必用荆棘堵塞她的道,筑墙挡住她,使她找不着路。
[2:7] 她必追随所爱的,却追不上;她必寻找他们,却寻不见,便说:『我要归回前夫,因我那时的光景比如今还好。』
[2:8] 她不知道是我给她五谷、新酒和油,又加增她的金银,她却以此供奉巴力。
[2:9] 因此,到了收割的日子,出酒的时候,我必将我的五谷、新酒收回,也必将他应当遮体的羊毛和麻夺回来。
[2:10] 如今我必在他所爱的眼前显露她的丑态.必无人能救她脱离我的手。
[2:11] 我也必使他的宴乐、节期、月朔、安息日,并他的一切大会,都止息了。
[2:12] 我也必毁坏他的葡萄树和无花果树,就是他说『这是我所爱的给我为赏赐』的。我必使这些树变为荒林,为田野的走兽所吃。
[2:13] 我必追讨他素日给诸巴力烧香的罪,那时她佩带耳环和别样妆饰,随从她所爱的,却忘记我。」这是耶和华说的。
## 受罚之后复蒙眷爱
[2:14] 「后来我必劝导她,领她到旷野,对她说安慰的话。
[2:15] 她从那里出来,我必赐他葡萄园,又赐她亚割谷作为指望的门。她必在那里应声,与幼年的日子一样,与从埃及地上来的时候相同。」
[2:16] 耶和华说:「那日你必称呼我伊施,不再称呼我巴力。
[2:17] 因为我必从我民的口中除掉诸巴力的名号,这名号不再提起。
[2:18] 当那日,我必为我的民与田野的走兽和空中的飞鸟,并地上的昆虫立约。又必在国中折断弓刀,止息争战,使他们安然躺卧。
[2:19] 我必聘你永远归我为妻,以仁义、公平、慈爱、怜悯聘你归我,
[2:20] 也以诚实聘你归我,你就必认识我耶和华。」
[2:21] 耶和华说:「那日我必应允,我必应允天,天必应允地;
[2:22] 地必应允五谷、新酒和油,这些必应允耶斯列民。
[2:23] 我必将他种在这地。素不蒙怜悯的,我必怜悯;本非我民的,我必对他说:『你是我的民。』他必说:『你是我的神。』」
# 何西阿书(HOS)
## 何西阿复娶妻
[3:1] 耶和华对我说:「你再去爱一个淫妇,就是他情人所爱的,好像以色列人,虽然偏向别神,喜爱葡萄饼,耶和华还是爱他们。」
[3:2] 我便用银子十五舍客勒,大麦一贺梅珥半,买他归我。
[3:3] 我对他说:「你当多日为我独居,不可行淫,不可归别人为妻,我向你也必这样。」
[3:4] 以色列人也必多日独居,无君王、无首领、无祭祀、无柱像、无以弗得、无家中的神像。
## 以色列归主蒙恩
[3:5] 后来以色列人必归回,寻求他们的神耶和华和他们的王大卫。在末后的日子,必以敬畏的心归向耶和华,领受他的恩惠。

By Lydia 小黎(梨🍐)٩(●˙▿˙●)۶…⋆ฺ

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