March 8, 2020

敬拜與得勝

Preacher:
Passage: 历代志下 20:1-4, 14-22
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歷代志下20:1-4 (CUV)
1此後,摩押人和亞捫人,又有米烏尼人,一同來攻擊約沙法。
2有人來報告約沙法說:從海外亞蘭(又作以東)那邊有大軍來攻擊你,如今他們在哈洗遜他瑪,就是隱基底。
3約沙法便懼怕,定意尋求耶和華,在猶大全地宣告禁食。
4於是猶大人聚會,求耶和華幫助。猶大各城都有人出來尋求耶和華。
2 Chronicles 20:1-4 (ESV)
Jehoshaphat’s Prayer

20 After this the Moabites and Ammonites, and with them some of the Meunites,[a] came against Jehoshaphat for battle. 2 Some men came and told Jehoshaphat, “A great multitude is coming against you from Edom,[b] from beyond the sea; and, behold, they are in Hazazon-tamar” (that is, Engedi). 3 Then Jehoshaphat was afraid and set his face to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. 4 And Judah assembled to seek help from the Lord; from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord.
歷代志下20:14-22 (CUV)
14那時,耶和華的靈在會中臨到利未人亞薩的後裔─瑪探雅的玄孫,耶利的曾孫,比拿雅的孫子,撒迦利雅的兒子雅哈悉。
15他說:猶大眾人、耶路撒冷的居民,和約沙法王,你們請聽。耶和華對你們如此說:不要因這大軍恐懼驚惶;因為勝敗不在乎你們,乃在乎神。
16明日你們要下去迎敵,他們是從洗斯坡上來,你們必在耶魯伊勒曠野前的谷口遇見他們。
17猶大和耶路撒冷人哪,這次你們不要爭戰,要擺陣站著,看耶和華為你們施行拯救。不要恐懼,也不要驚惶。明日當出去迎敵,因為耶和華與你們同在。
18約沙法就面伏於地,猶大眾人和耶路撒冷的居民也俯伏在耶和華面前,叩拜耶和華。
19哥轄族和可拉族的利未人都起來,用極大的聲音讚美耶和華以色列的神。
20次日清早,眾人起來往提哥亞的曠野去。出去的時候,約沙法站著說:猶大人和耶路撒冷的居民哪,要聽我說:信耶和華─你們的神就必立穩;信他的先知就必亨通。
21約沙法既與民商議了,就設立歌唱的人,頌讚耶和華,使他們穿上聖潔的禮服,走在軍前讚美耶和華說:當稱謝耶和華,因他的慈愛永遠長存!
22眾人方唱歌讚美的時候,耶和華就派伏兵擊殺那來攻擊猶大人的亞捫人、摩押人,和西珥山人,他們就被打敗了。
2 Chronicles 20:14-22 (ESV)
14 And the Spirit of the Lord came[a] upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, son of Benaiah, son of Jeiel, son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly. 15 And he said, “Listen, all Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: Thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God’s. 16 Tomorrow go down against them. Behold, they will come up by the ascent of Ziz. You will find them at the end of the valley, east of the wilderness of Jeruel. 17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the Lord will be with you.”

18 Then Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before the Lord, worshiping the Lord. 19 And the Levites, of the Kohathites and the Korahites, stood up to praise the Lord, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice.

20 And they rose early in the morning and went out into the wilderness of Tekoa. And when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem! Believe in the Lord your God, and you will be established; believe his prophets, and you will succeed.” 21 And when he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who were to sing to the Lord and praise him in holy attire, as they went before the army, and say,

“Give thanks to the Lord,
for his steadfast love endures forever.”

22 And when they began to sing and praise, the Lord set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed.