"If l am a man of God," Elijah replied,"may fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men!" Then the fire of God fell from heaven and consumed him and his fifty men.2Kings1:12 以利亞回答他們說：“如果我是神人，願火從天降下，把你和你的五十名手下吞滅。”於是 神的火從天降下，吞滅了五十夫長和他的五十名手下。 列 王 紀下 1:12
anneleefm: 哈巴谷書3:1哈巴谷先知的禱告,配激動的音調。2耶和華啊！我聽見你的聲音，懼怕你的作為；求你在這些年間復興，在這些年間彰顯，發怒的時候以憐憫為 懷。5瘟疫在他面前行走，災病在他腳下發出。6他站立，震撼全地；他觀看，驚散列國。永在的山崩裂，長存的嶺塌陷；他的道路存到永遠。12你激憤踐踏全 地，你懷怒打碎列國。Habakkuk 3:Habakkuk’s Prayer 1 prayer of Habakkuk the prophet. On shigionoth.2Lord, I have heard of your fame;I stand in awe of your deeds, O Lord.Renew them in our day,in our time make them known;in wrath remember mercy.5Plague went before him;pestilence followed his steps.6He stood, and shook the earth;he looked, and made the nations tremble. 12In wrath you strode through the earth and in anger you threshed the nations.
帖撒羅尼迦前書4:16因為主必親自從天降臨，那時，有發令的聲音，有天使長的呼聲，還有 神的號聲，那些在基督裡死了的人必先復活；17 然後，我們還活著存留的人，必和他們一同被提到雲裡，在空中與主相會。這樣，我們就要和主常常同在。18 所以，你們應該用這些話彼此勸慰。1 Thessalonians 4: 16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18Therefore encourage each other with these words.
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New International Version 1984
Living to Please God
1Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. 2For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.
3It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4that each of you should learn to control his own bodya in a way that is holy and honorable, 5not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; 6and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you. 7For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 8Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.
9Now about brotherly love we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. 10And in fact, you do love all the brothers throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers, to do so more and more.
11Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, 12so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
The Coming of the Lord
13Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. 14We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15According to the Lord’s own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18Therefore encourage each other with these words.
a 4 Or learn to live with his own wife; or learn to acquire a wife
箴言22:22你不可因為貧窮人窮乏，就搶奪他的東西，也不可在城門口欺壓窮苦人。23因為耶和華必為他們伸冤，搶奪他們的，耶和華也必奪取那人的性命。Proverbs 22:22Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,23for the Lord will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them