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2 Chronicles 36

Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, then Jehoiachin Rule

1Then the people of the land took Joahaz the son of Josiah, and made him king in Jerusalem in place of his father. Joahaz was twenty-three years old when he became king, and he reigned [only] three months in Jerusalem. Then the king of Egypt deposed him at Jerusalem, and imposed a fine on the land of a hundred talents of silver and one talent of gold. The king of Egypt made Eliakim, the brother of Joahaz, king over Judah and Jerusalem, and changed his name to Jehoiakim. But Neco took Joahaz his brother, and brought him to Egypt.

Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned for eleven years in Jerusalem; and he did evil in the sight of the Lord his God. Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against him and bound him with bronze [chains] to take him to Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar also brought some of the articles of the house (temple) of the Lord to Babylon and put them in his temple there. Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim and the repulsive acts which he committed, and what was found against him, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah. And his son Jehoiachin became king in his place.

Jehoiachin was eight[teen] years old when he became king, and he reigned for three months and ten days in Jerusalem, and he did evil in the sight of the Lord.

Captivity in Babylon Begun

10 Now at the turn of the year [in the spring], King Nebuchadnezzar sent word and had him brought to Babylon with the valuable articles of the house of the Lord, and made his brother Zedekiah king over Judah and Jerusalem.

Zedekiah Rules in Judah

11 Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned for eleven years in Jerusalem. 12 He did evil in the sight of the Lord his God; he did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke for the Lord. 13 He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar who had made him swear allegiance by God. He stiffened his neck and hardened his heart against turning to the Lord God of Israel. 14 Also, all the officials of the priests and the people were very unfaithful, following all the repulsive acts of the [pagan] nations; and they defiled the house of the Lord which He had sanctified in Jerusalem.

15 The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent word to them again and again by His messengers, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place. 16 But they kept mocking the messengers of God and despising His words and scoffing at His prophets until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, until there was no remedy or healing. 17 Therefore He brought the king of the Chaldeans against them, who killed their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion on young man or virgin, old man or infirm; He gave them all into his hand. 18 And as for all the articles of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king and of his officials, he brought them all to Babylon. 19 Then they burned the house of God and tore down the wall of Jerusalem, and burned all its fortified buildings with fire, and destroyed all its valuable articles. 20 He deported to Babylon those who had escaped from the sword; and they were servants to him and to his sons until the kingdom of Persia was established there, 21 to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had restored its Sabbaths; for as long as the land lay desolate it kept Sabbath until seventy years were complete.

Cyrus Permits Return

22 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia—in order to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah—the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying, 23 “Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: ‘The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and He has appointed me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever there is among you of all His people, may the Lord his God be with him, and let him go up [to Jerusalem]!’”

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

歷代志下 36

猶大王約哈斯

1猶大人在耶路撒冷立約西亞的兒子約哈斯接替他父親做王。 約哈斯二十三歲登基,在耶路撒冷執政三個月。 埃及王在耶路撒冷廢掉他,並要求猶大向埃及進貢三點四噸銀子、三十四公斤金子。 埃及王另立約哈斯的兄弟以利雅敬為王統治猶大和耶路撒冷,給他改名為約雅敬,並把約哈斯帶到埃及。

猶大王約雅敬

約雅敬二十五歲登基,在耶路撒冷執政十一年。他做他的上帝耶和華視為惡的事。 巴比倫王尼布甲尼撒起兵攻打他,用銅鏈把他鎖著帶到巴比倫。 尼布甲尼撒把耶和華殿裡的一些器皿帶到巴比倫,放在他在巴比倫的王宮裡[a] 約雅敬其他的事及可憎行徑和惡跡都記在以色列和猶大的列王史上。他兒子約雅斤繼位。

猶大王約雅斤

約雅斤十八歲[b]登基,在耶路撒冷執政三個月零十天。他做耶和華視為惡的事。 10 那年春天,尼布甲尼撒王派人把他和耶和華殿裡的貴重器皿一同帶到巴比倫。尼布甲尼撒另立約雅斤的叔叔[c]西底迦做猶大和耶路撒冷的王。

猶大王西底迦

11 西底迦二十一歲登基,在耶路撒冷執政十一年。 12 他做他的上帝耶和華視為惡的事,耶利米先知向他傳講耶和華的話,他仍不肯在耶利米面前謙卑下來。

耶路撒冷淪陷

13 尼布甲尼撒曾讓他奉上帝的名起誓,他卻背叛了尼布甲尼撒。他頑固不化,不肯歸向以色列的上帝耶和華。 14 所有祭司長和民眾也都仿效外族人的一切可憎行徑,犯了大罪,玷污了耶和華在耶路撒冷使之聖潔的殿。 15 他們祖先的上帝耶和華因為憐愛祂的子民和祂的居所,就不斷派使者來勸告他們。 16 他們卻嘲弄耶和華上帝的使者,藐視祂的話,嘲笑祂的先知,以致祂的憤怒臨到祂的子民身上,無可挽救。

17 耶和華使迦勒底人的王起兵攻打他們,在他們的聖殿裡用刀擊殺他們的壯丁,毫不憐憫少男少女、老人和年高者。耶和華把他們全部交在他的手中。 18 上帝殿裡的大小器皿,以及耶和華殿裡、王宮裡和眾官員的所有珍寶,都被他帶到巴比倫去了。 19 迦勒底人焚燒上帝的殿,拆毀耶路撒冷的城牆,並且焚燒所有的宮殿,毀壞其中所有珍貴的器皿。 20 沒有被殺戮的人都被擄往巴比倫,做他和他子孫的奴隸,直到波斯帝國的時代。 21 這就應驗了耶和華藉耶利米之口所說的話:這片土地享受了安息,它在荒涼中守安息,直到滿了七十年。

塞魯士王准許被擄之民返國

22 波斯王塞魯士元年,耶和華為了應驗祂藉耶利米所說的話,就感動波斯王塞魯士,使他下詔通告全國: 23 「波斯王塞魯士如此說,『天上的上帝耶和華已把天下萬國都賜給我,祂吩咐我在猶大的耶路撒冷為祂建造殿宇。你們當中凡屬耶和華的子民,都可以去那裡。願你們的上帝耶和華與你們同在!』」

Notas al pie

  1. 36·7 王宮裡」或譯「神廟裡」。
  2. 36·9 十八歲」希伯來文是「八歲」,七十士譯本、敘利亞譯本和列王紀下24·8是「十八歲」。
  3. 36·10 叔叔」參考列王紀下24·17