April 26, 2020

基伊拉的難處 The Keilah Paradox

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Passage: 1 Samuel 23: 1-14
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Bible Text: 1 Samuel 23: 1-14 | Preacher: Tim | 撒母耳記上23:1-14
1有人告诉大卫说:非利士人攻击基伊拉,抢夺禾场。
2所以大卫求问耶和华说:我去攻打那些非利士人可以不可以?耶和华对大卫说:你可以去攻打非利士人,拯救基伊拉。
3跟随大卫的人对他说:我们在犹大地这里尚且惧怕,何况往基伊拉去攻打非利士人的军旅呢?
4大卫又求问耶和华。耶和华回答说:你起身下基伊拉去,我必将非利士人交在你手里。
5大卫和跟随他的人往基伊拉去,与非利士人打仗,大大杀败他们,又夺获他们的牲畜。这样,大卫救了基伊拉的居民。
6亚希米勒的儿子亚比亚他逃到基伊拉见大卫的时候,手里拿着以弗得。
7有人告诉扫罗说:大卫到了基伊拉。扫罗说:他进了有门有闩的城,困闭在里头;这是神将他交在我手里了。
8於是扫罗招聚众民,要下去攻打基伊拉城,围困大卫和跟随他的人。
9大卫知道扫罗设计谋害他,就对祭司亚比亚他说:将以弗得拿过来。
10大卫祷告说:耶和华─以色列的神啊,你仆人听真了扫罗要往基伊拉来,为我的缘故灭城。
11基伊拉人将我交在扫罗手里不交?扫罗照着你仆人所听的话下来不下来?耶和华─以色列的神啊,求你指示仆人!耶和华说:扫罗必下来。
12大卫又说:基伊拉人将我和跟随我的人交在扫罗手里不交?耶和华说:必交出来。
13大卫和跟随他的约有六百人,就起身出了基伊拉,往他们所能往的地方去。有人告诉扫罗,大卫离开基伊拉逃走;於是扫罗不出来了。
14大卫住在旷野的山寨里,常在西弗旷野的山地。扫罗天天寻索大卫,神却不将大卫交在他手里。
1 Samuel 23:1-14
David Protects the Town of Keilah

1 One day news came to David that the Philistines were at Keilah stealing grain from the threshing floors. 2 David asked the Lord, “Should I go and attack them?”

“Yes, go and save Keilah,” the Lord told him.

3 But David’s men said, “We’re afraid even here in Judah. We certainly don’t want to go to Keilah to fight the whole Philistine army!”

4 So David asked the Lord again, and again the Lord replied, “Go down to Keilah, for I will help you conquer the Philistines.”

5 So David and his men went to Keilah. They slaughtered the Philistines and took all their livestock and rescued the people of Keilah. 6 Now when Abiathar son of Ahimelech fled to David at Keilah, he brought the ephod with him.

7 Saul soon learned that David was at Keilah. “Good!” he exclaimed. “We’ve got him now! God has handed him over to me, for he has trapped himself in a walled town!” 8 So Saul mobilized his entire army to march to Keilah and besiege David and his men.

9 But David learned of Saul’s plan and told Abiathar the priest to bring the ephod and ask the Lord what he should do. 10 Then David prayed, “O Lord, God of Israel, I have heard that Saul is planning to come and destroy Keilah because I am here. 11 Will the leaders of Keilah betray me to him?[a] And will Saul actually come as I have heard? O Lord, God of Israel, please tell me.”

And the Lord said, “He will come.”

12 Again David asked, “Will the leaders of Keilah betray me and my men to Saul?”

And the Lord replied, “Yes, they will betray you.”

David Hides in the Wilderness

13 So David and his men—about 600 of them now—left Keilah and began roaming the countryside. Word soon reached Saul that David had escaped, so he didn’t go to Keilah after all. 14 David now stayed in the strongholds of the wilderness and in the hill country of Ziph. Saul hunted him day after day, but God didn’t let Saul find him.