"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.
哥林多後書12:20我怕我來的時候，見你們不如我所想的，你們見我也不如你們所想的。又怕有紛爭、嫉妒、惱怒、自私、毀謗、讒言、狂傲、混亂的事。21 又怕我再來的時候，我的 神使我在你們面前羞愧；並且我要為許多從前犯罪的人哀痛，因為他們行了污穢、姦淫、邪蕩的事，卻不肯悔改。2 Corinthians 12: 20For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder. 21I am afraid that when I come again my God will humble me before you, and I will be grieved over many who have sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, sexual sin and debauchery in which they have indulged.
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Paul’s Vision and His Thorn
1I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. 2I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows. 3And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows— 4was caught up to paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell. 5I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses. 6Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say.
7To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Paul’s Concern for the Corinthians
11I have made a fool of myself, but you drove me to it. I ought to have been commended by you, for I am not in the least inferior to the “super-apostles,” even though I am nothing. 12The things that mark an apostle—signs, wonders and miracles—were done among you with great perseverance. 13How were you inferior to the other churches, except that I was never a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong!
14Now I am ready to visit you for the third time, and I will not be a burden to you, because what I want is not your possessions but you. After all, children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children. 15So I will very gladly spend for you everything I have and expend myself as well. If I love you more, will you love me less? 16Be that as it may, I have not been a burden to you. Yet, crafty fellow that I am, I caught you by trickery! 17Did I exploit you through any of the men I sent you? 18I urged Titus to go to you and I sent our brother with him. Titus did not exploit you, did he? Did we not act in the same spirit and follow the same course?