戀慕丈夫是一種懲罰?

又對女人說、我必多多加增你懷胎的苦楚、你生產兒女必多受苦楚.你必戀慕你丈夫、你丈夫必管轄你。(創世記 3:16)

這是神對夏娃犯罪後宣告的懲罰。

一般人會把戀慕理解為依戀丈夫。女人都是感情動物,一生最大的心願便是要得到丈夫的愛,所以甘願伏在丈夫之下。生產及懷胎的痛楚多多增加了,很明顯是懲罰。但戀慕丈夫是正常不過的事,談不上甚麼懲罰可言。戀慕似乎別有含意。

你必戀慕你丈夫、你丈夫必管轄你。(創世記 3:16下)

Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” (Genesis 3:16b)

戀慕的英文翻譯是 desire, 有渴望或渴求的意思。

嘗試反過來看,丈夫之所以要管轄女人,是因為女人的渴望能有丈夫的身份。他們之所以能被蛇引誘,正是因為他們渴望能像神。

When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. (Genesis 3:6)

女人戀慕的不是丈夫,而是丈夫的位份。

夫婦因而變成要互爭長短,失去了互相扶助的和諧關係。

神在創世之初,是按着自己的形象造男造女。因為只有一個人的生活並不是完滿,於是神為他預備一個女人作為配偶去幫助他,也好叫他們能開支散葉,一同好好去治理這片美地。

可惜人不聽從神的命令,吃了不許吃的果,破壞了同神的關係,也破壞了跟整個世界的關係,夫婦的關係也同受咒詛。

夫妻之間起了爭鬥,不能再享受神創造美滿的婚姻生活,作為懲罰,這解釋似乎較為合理。

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