The Law of Respect
被人尊重之定律 The Law of Respect
My Sermon Notes from May 31, 2020 Full Text:
士師記 Judges 4:4-10
4 有一位女先知名叫底波拉，是拉比多的妻，當時做以色列的士師。 5 她住在以法蓮山地拉瑪和伯特利中間，在底波拉的棕樹下，以色列人都上她那裡去聽判斷。 6 她打發人從拿弗他利的基低斯將亞比挪菴的兒子巴拉召了來，對他說：「耶和華以色列的神吩咐你說：『你率領一萬拿弗他利和西布倫人上他泊山去。 7 我必使耶賓的將軍西西拉率領他的車輛和全軍往基順河，到你那裡去。我必將他交在你手中。』」 8 巴拉說：「你若同我去，我就去；你若不同我去，我就不去。」 9 底波拉說：「我必與你同去，只是你在所行的路上得不著榮耀，因為耶和華要將西西拉交在一個婦人手裡。」於是底波拉起來，與巴拉一同往基低斯去了。 10 巴拉就招聚西布倫人和拿弗他利人到基低斯，跟他上去的有一萬人。底波拉也同他上去。
4 Now Deborah, a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time. 5 She held court under the Palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went up to her to have their disputes decided. 6 She sent for Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali and said to him, “The Lord, the God of Israel, commands you: ‘Go, take with you ten thousand men of Naphtali and Zebulun and lead them up to Mount Tabor. 7 I will lead Sisera, the commander of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his troops to the Kishon River and give him into your hands.’” 8 Barak said to her, “If you go with me, I will go; but if you don’t go with me, I won’t go.” 9 “Certainly I will go with you,” said Deborah. “But because of the course you are taking, the honor will not be yours, for the Lord will deliver Sisera into the hands of a woman.” So Deborah went with Barak to Kedesh. 10 There Barak summoned Zebulun and Naphtali, and ten thousand men went up under his command. Deborah also went up with him.