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10月5日-Prophecies of Malachi

玛拉基书

玛拉基的预言-Prophecies of Malachi

玛拉基的预言-Prophecies of Malachix

From the time of Esther’s courageous intercession it will be another 20 years before the historical record resumes. In the first 14 years of that time, King Xerxes’ fortunes will take a turn for the worse, and he will finally be murdered in his own bedroom in 465 B.C. Xerxes’ younger son, Longimanus, will then assume the Persian throne as Artaxerxes I.

Little is known of what happens in the area known as Trans-Euphrates in the 60 years following the completion of the temple. Later history indicates that the excitement surrounding the rebuilding of the temple, and even the incident with Esther and Haman, is not long-lived. Once again in the roller-coaster history of this beleaguered nation, discouragement apparently sets in. Part of the problem is that it simply takes a long time to revitalize a country which has been so totally devastated. But another part of the problem seemingly stems from the very thing that was meant to give the people of Israel hope and encouragement—that is, all the restoration prophecies with their grand visions of the coming Messiah and his powerful kingdom. After many years of slow progress, ongoing opposition, and continued dominance by the Persians, the people are asking the obvious questions: Is this the restoration we were promised? Where is this Branch of Jesse, this King of the house of David who is supposed to deliver us from our enemies and establish an everlasting kingdom? When will this city that still lies mostly in ruins be transformed into a glorious Jerusalem? Was the Haman incident only a coincidence? Does God really care about his people? Is there really divine justice?

As discouragement and cynicism set in, the people’s spiritual commitment suffers: The temple service is being neglected for lack of tithes and offerings; the priests are offering blemished sacrifices and failing to give instruction in the law; the men are marrying wives who worship foreign gods; and divorce is rampant.

Is there no spiritual leader during this decline—no one to chastise the sinners and bring hope to the disheartened? Although it is not at all certain that this is the context in which his ministry takes place, it is possible that this is the very time when the prophet Malachi comes on the scene. Without a doubt his prophecies speak to the very issues of this period. Malachi’s message is powerful in its simplicity: Yes, God does still love his people; and, yes, all the grandeur of the ultimate restoration is still coming—in God’s own time. In the meantime, it is each person’s responsibility to lead the kind of life that will be fit for God’s holy kingdom.

Nothing much is known about who this prophet of God really is. Malachi’s style of prophecy is distinctive by its use of affirmations, questions, and answers. After first presenting a given affirmation, Malachi asks the questions a doubter would ask, then proceeds to demonstrate the foolishness of the doubter and the wisdom of the stated affirmation. Throughout it all is Malachi’s assurance that “the day of the Lord” is definitely coming.

# 玛拉基书(MAL)
## 玛拉基责以色列负恩
[1:1] 耶和华藉玛拉基传给以色列的默示。
[1:2] 耶和华说:「我曾爱你们。」你们却说:「你在何事上爱我们呢?」耶和华说:「以扫不是雅各的哥哥吗?我却爱雅各,
[1:3] 恶以扫,使他的山岭荒凉,把他的地业交给旷野的野狗。」
[1:4] 以东人说:「我们现在虽被毁坏,却要重建荒废之处。」万军之耶和华如此说:「任他们建造,我必拆毁。人必称他们的地为『罪恶之境』;称他们的民为耶和华永远恼怒之民。
[1:5] 你们必亲眼看见,也必说:『愿耶和华在以色列境界之外被尊为大。』
## 责其不虔诚敬畏
[1:6] 藐视我名的祭司啊,万军之耶和华对你们说:儿子尊敬父亲,仆人敬畏主人;我既为父亲,尊敬我的在那里呢?我既为主人,敬畏我的在那里呢?你们却说:『我们在何事上藐视你的名呢?』
[1:7] 你们将污秽的食物献在我的坛上,且说:『我们在何事上污秽你呢?』因你们说,耶和华的桌子是可藐视的。
[1:8] 你们将瞎眼的献为祭物,这不为恶吗?将瘸腿的、有病的献上,这不为恶吗?你献给你的省长,他岂喜悦你,岂能看你的情面吗?」这是万军之耶和华说的。
[1:9] 「现在我劝你们恳求神,他好施恩与我们。这妄献的事既由你们经手,他岂能看你们的情面吗?」这是万军之耶和华说的。
[1:10] 「甚愿你们中间有一人关上殿门,免得你们徒然在我坛上烧火。」万军之耶和华说:「我不喜悦你们,也不从你们手中收纳供物。」
[1:11] 万军之耶和华说:「从日出之地到日落之处,我的名在外邦中必尊为大。在各处,人必奉我的名烧香,献洁净的供物。因为我的名在外邦中必尊为大。
## 责其献祭不洁侮慢主名
[1:12] 你们却亵渎我的名说:『耶和华的桌子是污秽的,其上的食物是可藐视的。』
[1:13] 你们又说:『这些事何等烦琐!』并嗤之以鼻。」这是万军之耶和华说的。「你们把抢夺的、瘸腿的、有病的拿来献上为祭。我岂能从你们手中收纳呢?」这是耶和华说的。
[1:14] 「行诡诈的在群中有公羊,他许愿却用有残疾的献给主,这人是可咒诅的,因为我是大君王,我的名在外邦中是可畏的。」这是万军之耶和华说的。
# 玛拉基书(MAL)
## 严责祭司违命负约
[2:1] 「众祭司啊,这诫命是传给你们的。」
[2:2] 万军之耶和华说:「你们若不听从,也不放在心上,将荣耀归与我的名,我就使咒诅临到你们,使你们的福分变为咒诅;因你们不把诫命放在心上,我已经咒诅你们了。
[2:3] 我必斥责你们的种子,又把你们牺牲的粪抹在你们的脸上,你们要与粪一同除掉。
[2:4] 你们就知道我传这诫命给你们,使我与利未所立的约可以常存。这是万军之耶和华说的。
[2:5] 我曾与他立生命和平安的约,我将这两样赐给他,使他存敬畏的心;他就敬畏我,惧怕我的名。
[2:6] 真实的律法在他口中,他嘴里没有不义的话.他以平安和正直与我同行,使多人回头离开罪孽。
[2:7] 祭司的嘴里当存知识,人也当由他口中寻求律法,因为他是万军之耶和华的使者。
[2:8] 你们却偏离正道,使许多人在律法上跌倒;你们废弃我与利末所立的约。」这是万军之耶和华说的。
[2:9] 「所以我使你们被众人藐视,看为下贱,因你们不守我的道,竟在律法上瞻徇情面。」
## 责犹大背约崇邪
[2:10] 我们岂不都是一位父吗?岂不是一位神所造的吗?我们各人怎么以诡诈待弟兄,背弃了神与我们列祖所立的约呢?
[2:11] 犹大人行事诡诈,并且在以色列和耶路撒冷中行一件可憎的事。因为犹大人亵渎耶和华所喜爱的圣洁,娶事奉外邦神的女子为妻。
[2:12] 凡行这事的,无论何人,就是献供物给万军之耶和华,耶和华也必从雅各的帐棚中剪除他。
[2:13] 你们又行了一件这样的事,使前妻叹息哭泣的眼泪遮盖耶和华的坛,以至耶和华不再看顾那供物,也不乐意从你们手中收纳。
## 责其行诈虐妻
[2:14] 你们还说:「这是为什么呢?」因耶和华在你和你幼年所娶的妻中间作见证。她虽是你的配偶,又是你盟约的妻,你却以诡诈待她。
[2:15] 虽然神有灵的余力能造多人,他不是单造一人吗?为何只造一人呢?乃是他愿人得虔诚的后裔。所以当谨守你们的心,谁也不可以诡诈待幼年所娶的妻。
[2:16] 耶和华以色列的神说:「休妻的事和以强暴待妻的人,都是我所恨恶的。」所以当谨守你们的心,不可行诡诈。这是万军之耶和华说的。
## 责其烦言渎主
[2:17] 你们用言语烦琐耶和华,你们还说:「我们在何事上烦琐他呢?」因为你们说:「凡行恶的,耶和华眼看为善,并且他喜悦他们。」或说:「公义的神在那里呢?」
# 玛拉基书(MAL)
## 耶和华遣使者备主之道路
[3:1] 万军之耶和华说:「我要差遣我的使者在我面前预备道路。你们所寻求的主,必忽然进入他的殿;立约的使者,就是你们所仰慕的,快要来到。」
## 救主莅临显威施恩
[3:2] 他来的日子,谁能当得起呢?他显现的时候,谁能立得住呢.因为他如炼金之人的火,如漂布之人的碱。
[3:3] 他必坐下如炼净银子的,必洁净利未人,熬炼他们像金银一样,他们就凭公义献供物给耶和华。
[3:4] 那时,犹大和耶路撒冷所献的供物,必蒙耶和华悦纳,仿佛古时之日、上古之年。
## 责民违法背道
[3:5] 万军之耶和华说:「我必临近你们,施行审判。我必速速作见证,警戒行邪术的、犯奸淫的,起假誓的、亏负人之工价的、欺压寡妇孤儿的、屈枉寄居的和不敬畏我的。
[3:6] 因我耶和华是不改变的,所以你们雅各之子没有灭亡。」
## 劝民归诚
[3:7] 万军之耶和华说:「从你们列祖的日子以来,你们常常偏离我的典章而不遵守。现在你们要转向我,我就转向你们。你们却问说:『我们如何才是转向呢。』
## 责民负主
[3:8] 人岂可夺取神之物呢?你们竟夺取我的供物。你们却说:『我们在何事上夺取你的供物呢?』就是你们在当纳的十分之一和当献的供物上。
[3:9] 因你们通国的人都夺取我的供物,咒诅就临到你们身上。」
[3:10] 万军之耶和华说:「你们要将当纳的十分之一全然送入仓库,使我家有粮,以此试试我是否为你们敞开天上的窗户,倾福与你们,甚至无处可容。」
[3:11] 万军之耶和华说:「我必为你们斥责蝗虫,不容牠毁坏你们的土产。你们田间的葡萄树在未熟之先,也不掉果子。」
[3:12] 万军之耶和华说:「万国必称你们为有福的,因你们的地必成为喜乐之地!」
## 责民悖逆
[3:13] 耶和华说:「你们用话顶撞我。你们还说:『我们用什么话顶撞了你呢?』
[3:14] 你们说:『事奉神是徒然的.遵守神所吩咐的,在万军之耶和华面前苦苦斋戒,有什么益处呢?
[3:15] 如今我们称狂傲的人为有福,并且行恶的人得建立。他们虽然试探神,却得脱离灾难。』」
## 敬畏耶和华者必蒙眷顾
[3:16] 那时,敬畏耶和华的彼此谈论,耶和华侧耳而听,且有记念册在他面前,记录那敬畏耶和华、思念他名的人。
[3:17] 万军之耶和华说:「在我所定的日子,他们必属我,特特归我。我必怜恤他们,如同人怜恤、服事自己的儿子。
[3:18] 那时你们必归回,将善人和恶人,事奉神的和不事奉神的分别出来。」
# 玛拉基书(MAL)
## 劝众遵律守诫
[4:4] 「你们当记念我仆人摩西的律法,就是我在何烈山为以色列众人所吩咐他的律例典章。
## 豫言以利亚奉遣而至
[4:5] 看哪!耶和华大而可畏之日未到以前,我必差遣先知以利亚到你们那里去!
[4:6] 他必使父亲的心转向儿女,儿女的心转向父亲,免得我来咒诅遍地。」

By: Lydia ٩(●˙▿˙●)۶…⋆ฺ