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字字珠玑(十)

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When men begin to complain more of their sins than of their afflictions then there  
begins to be some hope of them.
Matthew Henry

若人苦恼自己的罪多过埋怨自己的难处,那他就有药可救了。

I have no other name than sinner; sinner is my name, sinner is my surname.
Martin Luther

除了「罪人」我别无他名;「罪人」是我的名,也是我的姓。

The recognition of sin is the beginning of salvation.
Martin Luther

知悉罪恶正是救恩的开始。

You cannot command convictions of sin to come when you like.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne

你没有办法随心所欲想认罪就认罪。(认罪可不是一个人高兴认罪,就会认罪,因为那是圣灵
的动工。)

Conviction of sin is essentially an awareness of a wrong relationship with God.
J. I. Packer

认罪基本上就是察觉自己与上帝的关系不对。

In review of God's manifold blessings, the thing I most seem to thank him for is  
the conviction of sin.
Friedrich Tholuck

审视上帝显明的福祉,最令我感恩的莫过于认罪一事。

Until a man has got into trouble with his heart he is not likely to get out of  
trouble with God.
A. W. Tozer

若非陷入内心挣扎的苦楚,人无法脱离与上帝相处的问题。

No man can feel sin, but by grace.
Thomas Watson

若非恩典,无人知罪。

COURAGE 勇气


Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
勇气是祷告过的恐惧。

Bravery is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it.
John Berridge

勇气可不是没有惧怕,而是能够驾驭惧怕。

Courage consists not in hazarding without fear, but being resolutely minded in a  
just cause.
Plautarch

勇气并非身处险境毫无畏惧,而是坚定持守正直目标。

Being brave doesn't mean not being afraid.  It means doing what needs to be done  
even when one is afraid.
Jesus Santillanes

勇气并不等同无所畏惧,而是即使心有所惧,也义无反顾。

COVENANT 立约


Every breach of peace with God is not a breach of covenant with God.
Thomas Brooks

每一次与上帝和好的关系被破坏,并非表示与上帝立的约被破坏。

The covenant of grace is the saint's original title to heaven.
Thomas Brooks

恩典之约是圣徒进入天堂的原来头衔。

The whole covenant is a bundle of promises.
Thomas Brooks

恩典之约为一捆应许。

The bond of the covenant is able to bear the weight of the believer's heaviest  
burden.
William S. Plumer

一纸恩典合约能担信徒最重重担。

COVETOUSNESS See also: Gluttony; Greed 贪婪


Charity gives itself rich; covetousness hoards itself poor.
善行让人富足;贪婪为自己积存贫穷。

Much trouble is caused by our yearnings getting ahead of our earnings.
许多苦恼起因于我们想得到的远超过我们所当得到的。

Covetousness is the blight that is withering our church life in all directions.
Samuel Chadwick

贪婪是能让我们教会生活全面枯萎的霉菌。

He is much happier that is always content, though he has ever so little, than he  
that is always coveting, though he has ever so much.
Matthew Henry

恒常知足者虽然所有甚寡,仍较所有甚丰却仍贪婪者快乐。

The soul of man is infinite in what it covets.
Ben Jonson

人心贪婪永无止尽。

Beware...of the beginnings of covetousness, for you know not where it will end.
Thomas Watson

小心...贪婪之心一旦发生,你不知它会停在何处。

One can be covetous when he has little, much, or anything between, for covetousness  
comes from the heart, not from the circumstances of life.
Charles Caldwell Ryrie

人不分拥有多少都能起贪婪之心,因为贪婪起自内心而不是外在环境。

Covetousness is dry drunkenness.
Thomas Watson

贪婪是无酒之醉。

I have heard thousands of confessions, but never one of covetousness.
Francis Xavier

我听过千万人认罪,但无一是为贪婪认罪。

COWARDICE 怯懦


There are times when silence is golden, but there are also time when it is just  
plain yellow.
有时沉默的确是金,有时却只是怯懦而噤若寒蝉。

A coward is one who in perilous emergency thinks with his legs.
Ambrose Bierce

懦夫是一个遇到危难时用脚思想的人。

A dog barks when his master is attacked.  I would be a coward if I saw that God's  
truth is attacked and yet would remain silent, without giving any sound.
John Calvin

一条狗在主人受攻击时会大声吠叫。而我如果看到上帝真理被攻击,却仍噤若寒蝉不出一声,
那就是懦夫。

Some people deliberately avoid anything that may lead them to the divine encounter.
J. B. Phillips

许多人谨慎的避开那些会导致他们面对属灵冲突的事情。

I can't abide cowardice.  I refuse to make my God and Saviour a nonentity.
C. T. Studd

我无法忍受怯懦。因为我拒绝让我的上帝和救主变成可有可无。

He is a base servant that is ashamed of his lord's livery.
George Swinnock

一位以穿着仆人制服为耻的人是一位卑鄙的仆人。

CREATION See also: Evolution; Nature 创造


The Himalayas are the raised letters upon which we blind children put our fingers  
to spell out the name of God.
J. H. Barrows

喜马拉雅山是突起的点字,好让吾辈瞎眼孩童得以手摸说出上帝名字。

God is not a copyist - the devil is that because he can be not other; but  
everything God makes is original.
John Caiger

上帝不是一个仿冒者—魔鬼才是,因为魔鬼不可能变成别的;然而上帝所造的一切都是原版的


The probability of life originating by accident is comparable to the probability of  
the complete dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing factory.
Edwin Conklin

说生命是凑巧生成的,那样的或然率等于一个印刷工厂爆炸而凑巧生出整本字典的或然率。

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

我所看到的这一切教导我在我所未曾见过的一切事上同样信靠这位造物主。

Every work of God serves to display his glory, and set off the greatness of his  
majesty.
John Gill

上帝一切大工都在彰显祂的荣耀,亦在衬托祂的王权伟大。

There never was a theory of the universe that did not need a god to make it go.
James Clerk Maxwell

宇宙之中没有一条定律不需要一位神让它产生作用。

Nobody can plead that he is ignorant of the existence of God.  It can clearly be  
seen that there is an Unseen.
Stuart Olyott

没有一个人会以对上帝存在的无知而沾沾自喜。因为从一切受造可清楚看见那位看不见的造物
者。

Posterity will some day laugh at the foolishness of modern materialistic  
philosophy.  The more I study nature, the more I am amazed  the Creator.
Louis Pasteur

后人终会嘲笑现代唯物哲学家的愚蠢。我越研究大自然,越赞叹造物者的奇妙大工。

Every one of God's works is in its way great.   All angels and all men united could  
not make one grasshopper.
William S. Plumer

上帝所造样样皆称奇妙。汇聚一切天使、世人能力,连一只蚱蜢都做不出来。

To create requires infinite power.  All the world cannot make a fly.
Thomas Watson

创造需要无限能力。集合全球能力连只苍蝇都造不出。

CRITICISM by Others See also: Criticism of Others 受人批评


Never be afraid to test yourself by your critic's words.
千万不用害怕接受尖酸刻薄言词的考验。

If men speak ill of you, live so that no one will believe them.
如果有人说你坏话,那就活出个可以让别人不相信他们的生活。

It is just as much a Christian's duty to avoid taking offence as it is to avoid  
offence.
对基督徒而言,避免遭人攻击及攻击别人都是我们职责所在。

I have rather that true and faithful teachers should rebuke and condemn me, and  
reprove my ways, than that hypocrites should flatter me and applaud me as a saint.
Martin Luther

宁可有忠于教职的老师非难、责骂我,指责我的行径,好过假冒为善者讨好我,还把我捧得像
个甚么圣人似的。

Slander has a marvelous way of driving us into the arms of our heavenly Father.
Stuart Olyott

毁谤可是一个将我们带到天父上帝慈爱双手的奇妙方法。

When people kick us, it is sometimes a sign that we are in front of them.
Percy Ray

当人踢我们,有时候只是表明我们走在他们前面。

If you were not strangers here the dogs of the world would not bark at you.
Samuel Rutherford

如果你不是陌生人,那这世界的看门狗就不会大声对你吠叫。

To be irritated by criticism is to acknowledge it was deserved.
Tacitus

如果被他人的批评激怒,这表示那样的批评是你应得的。

CRITICISM of Others See also: Criticism by Others 批评他人


Remember that whenever you throw mud at somebody you lose ground.
记得,当你向别人掷块土,那你可少了一块地。

Blowing out the other fellow's candle doesn't make yours shine any brighter.
把别人的蜡烛吹熄并不会让你的烛光更亮。(所以,何必呢?)

Never put your finger on someone's faults unless it is part of a helping hand.
别把手指指向别人的错误,除非是为助人一臂之力。

The best place to criticize your neighbour is in front of your mirror.
最佳批评邻居之处就在你的镜子面前。

Christians would never dream of intentionally running down other people with their  
cars; then why do we do it with our tongues?
Doug Barnett

基督徒绝不会梦想蓄意开车撞倒人;那为什么我们可以用舌头毁谤人?(撞倒人跟毁谤人的英
文都是run down)

It is musch easier to be critical than to be correct.
Benjamin Franklin

大施挞伐易于善意更正。

Clean your fingers before you point at my spots.
Benjamin Franklin

当你指着我的斑点前,请先把你的手指弄干净。

Unless we are willing to help a person overcome his faults, there is little value  
in pointing them out.
Robert J. Hastings

除非我们想帮助别人克服错谬,否则指出那些错谬并无多大价值。

God has a habit of saving people in ways I especially dislike, therefore I have to  
be careful what I say.
C. S. Lewis

上帝有个嗜好,就是用我特别不喜欢的方式拯救人,所以,我还是谨言慎行为妙。

The man that is most busy in censuring others is always least employed in examining  
himself.
Thomas Lye

忙于攻讦别人者,罕于检讨自己。

I would rather play with the forked lightning, or take in my hands living wires  
with their fiery current, than speak a reckless word against any servant of Christ.
A. B. Simpson

我宁可与分叉的闪电嬉戏,或者手握高压电线,而不愿说些无关痛痒的话攻击任何一位上帝仆
人。

A desire to disgrace others never sprang from grace.
George Swinnock

想要羞辱别人的欲望绝非出自恩慈。

There is no readier way for a man to bring his own worth into question, than by  
endeavouring to detract from the worth of other men.
John Tillotson

没有一个方法比一意想减损别人的价值更来得容易摇撼自己的价值。

A sharp tongue sometimes cuts its own throat.
Jim Scancarell

尖酸的评语有时会伤害自己。

CROSS  See also: Atonement; Jesus Christ-Death 十字架


The cross of Christ will always be an offence to the natural man.
基督十架常使血肉之躯恼怒不已。

The cross is the cost of my forgiveness.
十架是我蒙赦罪的代价。

The righteous One upon the cross is the sinner's only point of contact with the  
saving power of God.
Lewis Sperry Chafer

身悬十字架的义人是罪人与上帝救赎力量的唯一接触点。

The wonder of the cross is not the blood, but whose blood, and to what purpose.
Donald English

十字架的奇妙不在血液,而是谁的血,又是为何目的而流。

The cross is the centre of the world's history.   The incarnation of Christ and the  
crucifixion of our Lord are the pivot round which all the events of the ages  
revolve.
Alexander MacLaren

十字架是世界历史的中心。基督的道成肉身与救主的十架受难是古今一切事件围绕的枢纽。

Nobody who has truly seen the cross of Christ can ever again speak of hopeless  
cases.
D. Campbell Morgan

没有一个人在确实见过基督十架之后仍能一如往昔说些悲观无助之事。

The saving power of the cross does not depend on faith being added to it; its  
saving power is such that faith flows from it.
J. I. Packer

十字架的救赎力量不依靠加在其上的信心;十字架的救赎力量使信心从其中流露出来。

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