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The Lord is My Shepherd 耶和華是我的牧者

Psalm 23:1-2
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.He makes me lie down in green pastures,He leads me beside quiet waters.”

詩篇23篇1至2節
「耶和華是我的牧人,我必不會缺乏。他使我躺臥在青草地上,領我到安靜的水邊。」

每憑踏進測驗考試的日子,相信很多同學都被壓得喘不過氣來!

試想象一下現在你已變成了一隻白色的小綿羊(sheep),躺臥(lie down)在青翠的草地(green pastures)上,一面曬太陽,一面吃青草,旁邊還有一條清澈的小溪(quiet waters),讓你安歇在那兒休息,令你感到十分滿足(satisfied)和舒服(comfortable),並一無所缺(not be in want)

這兩段經文運用了隱喻(metaphor)來形容耶和華和我們的關係,祂是我們的牧者(is my shepherd),而不只是像我們的牧者(like my shepherd)(語氣更為肯定),而我們便是祂所愛的小羊了。祂必知道和明白我們的需要,也會照顧和保護我們呢!

此外,第2節運用了意象(imagery)來形容小羊置身的舒服環境((green pastures & quiet waters ),令我們更具體地明白耶和華對我們那份細緻的看顧和引導。

無適你處於甚麼境況,都要緊握這寶貴的應許喔!
 

1.shepherd:someone whose job is to take care of sheep
2.be in want of something:to need something
3.lie down:to put yourself in a position in which your body is flat on the floor or on a bed
4.pasture:land or a field that is covered with grass and is used for cattle, sheep etc. to feed on
5.lead:to take somebody somewhere
6.beside:next to
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