【2021-06-14】国之将亡,必有妖孽


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利未记20:1~16

各种死罪

1 耶和华对摩西说:

The Lord said to Moses,

2 “你要对以色列人说:任何以色列人,或是在以色列中寄居的外人,把自己的儿子献给摩洛,必要把他处死;本地的人要用石头把他打死。

“Say to the Israelites: ‘Any Israelite or any foreigner residing in Israel who sacrifices any of his children to Molek is to be put to death. The members of the community are to stone him.

3 我也要向那人变脸,把他从他的族人中剪除,因为他把自己的儿子献给摩洛,玷污了我的圣所,亵渎了我的圣名。

I myself will set my face against him and will cut him off from his people; for by sacrificing his children to Molek, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name.

4 如果有人把他的儿子献给摩洛,而本地的人掩目不看,不把他处死,

If the members of the community close their eyes when that man sacrifices one of his children to Molek and if they fail to put him to death,

5 我就要向那人和他的家族变脸,把他和所有跟随他与摩洛行邪淫的人,都从他们的族人中剪除。

I myself will set my face against him and his family and will cut them off from their people together with all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molek.

6 “如果有人转向交鬼的和行法术的,随从他们行淫,我必向那人变脸,把他从他的族人中剪除。

‘I will set my face against anyone who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute themselves by following them, and I will cut them off from their people.

7 所以你们要使自己成为圣洁。你们要分别为圣,因为我是耶和华你们的上帝。

Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the Lord your God.

8 你们要谨守遵行我的律例,我是使你们分别为圣的耶和华。

Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the Lord, who makes you holy.

9 “咒骂自己父母的,必要把他处死;他咒骂自己的父母,必须承担流血的罪责。

‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death. Because they have cursed their father or mother, their blood will be on their own head.

10 “如果有人与别人的妻子通奸,就是与邻舍的妻子通奸,奸夫和淫妇都要处死。

‘If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death.

11 如果有人与父亲的妻子同睡,就是揭露了他父亲的下体,必要把他们二人处死;他们必须承担流血的罪责。

If a man has sexual relations with his father’s wife, he has dishonored his father. Both the man and the woman are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

12 如果有人与儿媳同睡,必要把他们二人处死;他们犯了乱伦的罪,必须承担流血的罪责。

If a man has sexual relations with his daughter-in-law, both of them are to be put to death. What they have done is a perversion; their blood will be on their own heads.

13 如果有人与男人同睡,像与女人同睡一样,他们二人行了可憎的事,必要把他们处死,他们必须承担流血的罪责。

If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

14 如果有人娶妻,又娶岳母,就是行了丑恶的事,要把他们三人用火烧死,好使你们中间不再有丑恶的事。

If a man marries both a woman and her mother, it is wicked. Both he and they must be burned in the fire, so that no wickedness will be among you.

15 如果有人与走兽同睡,必要把他处死,也要杀死那走兽。

If a man has sexual relations with an animal, he is to be put to death, and you must kill the animal.

16 女人若是亲近任何走兽,与它交合,你们要杀了那女人和走兽;必要把他们处死;他们必须承担流血的罪责。

If a woman approaches an animal to have sexual relations with it, kill both the woman and the animal. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.


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► 这段经文的要点是什么?

► 这段经文对于天父、主耶稣、圣灵有何启示?

► 这段经文怎样帮助你明白你自己、你的处境或你的人际关系?

► 这段经文有没有一个应许、命令、警告或案例是特别为你而说的呢?


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第18~20章可说是一份“约书”,立约双方分别是上帝和百姓,其中,第18~19章是律法的内容,指出上帝所禁止的事;第20章则列明违反者所要遭受的刑罚。百姓若不遵守律法,就要承担恶果,因为上帝言出必行。

首先,第2节指出,任何“把自己的儿子献给摩洛的,必要……用石头把他打死”(另参18:21)。“本地的人”(2b)是指犯事者的邻居,或住在犯事者社群中的人。换言之,处死犯罪者的刑罚,并非由长老等领袖出手,而是由邻居或其他百姓执行,这样,百姓便会因亲身经历到刑罚的可怕,而引以为鉴,避免触犯律法;与此同时,百姓又可以互相监督,彼此提醒。“本地的人掩目不看”(4),是指犯罪者的家人或邻居不举报犯罪者,姑息养奸;他们这样的行径等同于容让犯罪者一错再错,有如犯罪者的“从犯”,因此一经发现,他们会跟犯罪者一起被治死。除了把儿女献给摩洛外,凡交鬼和行巫术的人,也同样会遭受极刑(6~8)。

此外,上帝在第9节指出,“咒骂自己父母的,必要把他处死”。“咒骂”在这里的意思是狠毒地咒诅,例如向父母说出置他们于死地的咒语。上帝声明,这些人的罪要归到自己身上。“罪”的原文是“血”,换言之,若有人咒诅自己的父母会流血(即死亡),这“血”(死亡)的咒诅就要归到他自己的身上。其实,作为跟从主的人,我们不但不能咒骂父母,还要积极地孝敬他们,而这正是十诫中“第一条带着应许的诫命”(参弗6:2~3)。

最后,在10~16节,上帝表明犯淫乱之罪的人,包括奸淫、乱伦、同性间的淫行、兽交等,都要被治死。


可悲的是,很多在圣经中被视为罪的行为,却获得现今社会的接纳。有人认为圣经的标准太高,高得不合情理;有人更是控诉基督教的圣经是“仇恨文学”(Hate literature),只会指责人的罪恶。现今社会过分高举人权和个人自由,却把传统而珍贵的价值观和道德标准一降再降。其实,人类正在自掘坟墓,长此以往,社会将毫无道德可言。今天,我们有否过分重视“个人自由”、“个人隐私”、“个人权利”等口号,却忽略了上帝赐给我们的真理呢?求主赐我们慎思明辨的心。


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【明日经文】利未记20:17~27

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