Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

列王纪上 1

王位之争

1大卫王年纪老迈,虽然盖了几层被子,仍然觉得冷。 他的臣仆建议:“不如选一位少女进宫伺候、照顾我主我王,让她睡在王怀中给王取暖。”

于是,他们在以色列全国寻找美貌女子,找到了一位名叫雅比莎的书念少女,把她带到王那里。 这女子长得花容月貌,她照顾、伺候王,但王没有与她同房。

那时,哈姬的儿子亚多尼雅妄自尊大,说:“我必做王。”他为自己制备了车辆和骑兵,派五十人在前面开路。 他父亲从不干涉、责问他:“你这是做什么?”他是押沙龙的弟弟,长得英俊非凡。

亚多尼雅与洗鲁雅的儿子约押及祭司亚比亚他商议,二人都答应支持他。 不过,撒督祭司、耶何耶大的儿子比拿雅、拿单先知、示每、利以和大卫的勇士却没有跟随他。

一天,亚多尼雅在隐·罗结附近的琐希列磐石那里宰了牛羊和肥牛犊献祭,并邀请了众王子和犹大的群臣。 10 可是他没有邀请拿单先知、比拿雅、大卫的勇士和他的兄弟所罗门。

11 拿单对所罗门的母亲拔示芭说:“你没有听说吗?哈姬的儿子亚多尼雅做王了,我们的主大卫还不知道。 12 事到如今,我有一个主意,可以保住你和你儿子所罗门的性命。 13 你去见大卫王,对他说,‘我主我王啊,你不是起誓说让臣妾的儿子所罗门继承王位吗?怎么现在亚多尼雅做了王呢?’ 14 你跟王说话的时候,我会进去证实你的话。”

15 拔示芭就进内室去见年迈的王,书念的少女雅比莎正在伺候他。 16 拔示芭向王屈身下拜。王问道:“你有什么事吗?” 17 拔示芭回答说:“我主啊,你曾经凭你的上帝耶和华起誓说让臣妾的儿子所罗门继承你的王位,坐你的宝座。 18 但现在亚多尼雅已经称王了,我主我王还不知道。 19 他宰了许多牛羊和肥牛犊献祭,邀请众王子、亚比亚他祭司和约押元帅,却没有邀请你的仆人所罗门。 20 我主我王啊!以色列举国拭目以待,等着王来指定谁继承王位。 21 不然,到我主我王与祖先同眠之后,我和我儿所罗门必被定为罪人。”

22 她与王正说话间,拿单先知进宫来了。 23 有人奏告王,说:“拿单先知来了。”拿单来到王面前,俯伏在地, 24 说:“我主我王啊,你已经宣布让亚多尼雅继承你的王位,坐你的宝座吗? 25 他今天宰了许多牛羊和肥犊献祭,宴请众王子、将领和亚比亚他祭司,他们正在他那里一边吃喝一边说,‘亚多尼雅王万岁!’ 26 但他没有邀请臣仆我、撒督祭司、耶何耶大的儿子比拿雅和你的仆人所罗门。 27 这是我主我王的旨意吗?王还没有对臣仆们说过谁继承王位。”

28 于是,大卫王召见拔示芭。拔示芭立刻晋见,侍立在王面前。 29 王起誓说:“我凭救我脱离一切苦难的永活的耶和华起誓, 30 我今天必实现我凭以色列的上帝耶和华向你起的誓。你的儿子所罗门必继承王位,坐在我的宝座上。”

31 拔示芭就向王俯伏下拜说:“我主我王万岁!”

32 大卫王又召见撒督祭司、拿单先知和耶何耶大的儿子比拿雅。他们都来到王面前。 33 王嘱咐道:“你们要率领我的随从,让我儿所罗门骑上我的骡子,护送他下到基训。 34 撒督祭司和拿单先知要在那里膏立他为以色列王。你们要吹响号角,高喊,‘所罗门王万岁!’ 35 然后,你们要随他回来,他要登基,继承我的王位。我已立他做以色列和犹大的君王了。”

36 耶何耶大的儿子比拿雅说:“遵命,愿我主我王的上帝耶和华成全这事。 37 耶和华怎样与我主我王同在,愿祂也照样与所罗门同在,使他的国比我主大卫王的国更强大。” 38 于是,撒督祭司、拿单先知、耶何耶大的儿子比拿雅,以及基利提人和比利提人请所罗门骑上大卫王的骡子,护送他前往基训。 39 撒督祭司从圣幕里拿来盛膏油的角,膏立所罗门为王。他们吹响号角,民众高声欢呼:“所罗门王万岁!” 40 众人浩浩荡荡地随着所罗门回京,一路上吹笛欢呼,声音震动大地。 41 亚多尼雅和他的众宾客刚刚饮宴完毕,听见了这声音。约押听见号角声,便问:“城里为什么如此喧闹?” 42 就在这时候,亚比亚他祭司的儿子约拿单来了,亚多尼雅说:“进来!你是个忠勇的人,一定带来了好消息。”

43 约拿单说:“我们的主大卫王已经立所罗门为王了。 44 王派撒督祭司、拿单先知、耶何耶大的儿子比拿雅,以及基利提人和比利提人护送所罗门骑上王的骡子。 45 撒督祭司和拿单先知在基训膏立他为王,他们一路上欢呼着回来了,全城轰动。你们听到的就是他们的声音。 46 所罗门已经登基掌权, 47 王的臣仆也来向我们的主大卫王道喜说,‘愿王的上帝使所罗门比王更声名显赫,使他的国比王的国更强大。’王在床上俯伏敬拜, 48 说,‘以色列的上帝耶和华当受称颂,因为祂让我亲眼看见我的继承人今天登基。’”

49 亚多尼雅的众宾客听后,吓得四散而去。 50 亚多尼雅惧怕所罗门,就去抓住祭坛的角。 51 有人告诉所罗门:“亚多尼雅惧怕王,现在正抓住祭坛的角,要王今天起誓不要杀他。”

52 所罗门说:“如果他是个忠义的人,必毫发无损;如果他作恶,必死无疑。” 53 于是,所罗门王便派人去把亚多尼雅从祭坛上带下来。亚多尼雅前来向所罗门王俯伏下拜,所罗门对他说:“你回家去吧。”

New Living Translation

1 Kings 1

David in His Old Age

1King David was now very old, and no matter how many blankets covered him, he could not keep warm. So his advisers told him, “Let us find a young virgin to wait on you and look after you, my lord. She will lie in your arms and keep you warm.”

So they searched throughout the land of Israel for a beautiful girl, and they found Abishag from Shunem and brought her to the king. The girl was very beautiful, and she looked after the king and took care of him. But the king had no sexual relations with her.

Adonijah Claims the Throne

About that time David’s son Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith, began boasting, “I will make myself king.” So he provided himself with chariots and charioteers and recruited fifty men to run in front of him. Now his father, King David, had never disciplined him at any time, even by asking, “Why are you doing that?” Adonijah had been born next after Absalom, and he was very handsome.

Adonijah took Joab son of Zeruiah and Abiathar the priest into his confidence, and they agreed to help him become king. But Zadok the priest, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei, Rei, and David’s personal bodyguard refused to support Adonijah.

Adonijah went to the Stone of Zoheleth[a] near the spring of En-rogel, where he sacrificed sheep, cattle, and fattened calves. He invited all his brothers—the other sons of King David—and all the royal officials of Judah. 10 But he did not invite Nathan the prophet or Benaiah or the king’s bodyguard or his brother Solomon.

11 Then Nathan went to Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother, and asked her, “Haven’t you heard that Haggith’s son, Adonijah, has made himself king, and our lord David doesn’t even know about it? 12 If you want to save your own life and the life of your son Solomon, follow my advice. 13 Go at once to King David and say to him, ‘My lord the king, didn’t you make a vow and say to me, “Your son Solomon will surely be the next king and will sit on my throne”? Why then has Adonijah become king?’ 14 And while you are still talking with him, I will come and confirm everything you have said.”

15 So Bathsheba went into the king’s bedroom. (He was very old now, and Abishag was taking care of him.) 16 Bathsheba bowed down before the king.

“What can I do for you?” he asked her.

17 She replied, “My lord, you made a vow before the Lord your God when you said to me, ‘Your son Solomon will surely be the next king and will sit on my throne.’ 18 But instead, Adonijah has made himself king, and my lord the king does not even know about it. 19 He has sacrificed many cattle, fattened calves, and sheep, and he has invited all the king’s sons to attend the celebration. He also invited Abiathar the priest and Joab, the commander of the army. But he did not invite your servant Solomon. 20 And now, my lord the king, all Israel is waiting for you to announce who will become king after you. 21 If you do not act, my son Solomon and I will be treated as criminals as soon as my lord the king has died.”

22 While she was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet arrived. 23 The king’s officials told him, “Nathan the prophet is here to see you.”

Nathan went in and bowed before the king with his face to the ground. 24 Nathan asked, “My lord the king, have you decided that Adonijah will be the next king and that he will sit on your throne? 25 Today he has sacrificed many cattle, fattened calves, and sheep, and he has invited all the king’s sons to attend the celebration. He also invited the commanders of the army and Abiathar the priest. They are feasting and drinking with him and shouting, ‘Long live King Adonijah!’ 26 But he did not invite me or Zadok the priest or Benaiah or your servant Solomon. 27 Has my lord the king really done this without letting any of his officials know who should be the next king?”

David Makes Solomon King

28 King David responded, “Call Bathsheba!” So she came back in and stood before the king. 29 And the king repeated his vow: “As surely as the Lord lives, who has rescued me from every danger, 30 your son Solomon will be the next king and will sit on my throne this very day, just as I vowed to you before the Lord, the God of Israel.”

31 Then Bathsheba bowed down with her face to the ground before the king and exclaimed, “May my lord King David live forever!”

32 Then King David ordered, “Call Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada.” When they came into the king’s presence, 33 the king said to them, “Take Solomon and my officials down to Gihon Spring. Solomon is to ride on my own mule. 34 There Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet are to anoint him king over Israel. Blow the ram’s horn and shout, ‘Long live King Solomon!’ 35 Then escort him back here, and he will sit on my throne. He will succeed me as king, for I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and Judah.”

36 “Amen!” Benaiah son of Jehoiada replied. “May the Lord, the God of my lord the king, decree that it happen. 37 And may the Lord be with Solomon as he has been with you, my lord the king, and may he make Solomon’s reign even greater than yours!”

38 So Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and the king’s bodyguard[b] took Solomon down to Gihon Spring, with Solomon riding on King David’s own mule. 39 There Zadok the priest took the flask of olive oil from the sacred tent and anointed Solomon with the oil. Then they sounded the ram’s horn and all the people shouted, “Long live King Solomon!” 40 And all the people followed Solomon into Jerusalem, playing flutes and shouting for joy. The celebration was so joyous and noisy that the earth shook with the sound.

41 Adonijah and his guests heard the celebrating and shouting just as they were finishing their banquet. When Joab heard the sound of the ram’s horn, he asked, “What’s going on? Why is the city in such an uproar?”

42 And while he was still speaking, Jonathan son of Abiathar the priest arrived. “Come in,” Adonijah said to him, “for you are a good man. You must have good news.”

43 “Not at all!” Jonathan replied. “Our lord King David has just declared Solomon king! 44 The king sent him down to Gihon Spring with Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada, protected by the king’s bodyguard. They had him ride on the king’s own mule, 45 and Zadok and Nathan have anointed him at Gihon Spring as the new king. They have just returned, and the whole city is celebrating and rejoicing. That’s what all the noise is about. 46 What’s more, Solomon is now sitting on the royal throne as king. 47 And all the royal officials have gone to King David and congratulated him, saying, ‘May your God make Solomon’s fame even greater than your own, and may Solomon’s reign be even greater than yours!’ Then the king bowed his head in worship as he lay in his bed, 48 and he said, ‘Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, who today has chosen a successor to sit on my throne while I am still alive to see it.’”

49 Then all of Adonijah’s guests jumped up in panic from the banquet table and quickly scattered. 50 Adonijah was afraid of Solomon, so he rushed to the sacred tent and grabbed on to the horns of the altar. 51 Word soon reached Solomon that Adonijah had seized the horns of the altar in fear, and that he was pleading, “Let King Solomon swear today that he will not kill me!”

52 Solomon replied, “If he proves himself to be loyal, not a hair on his head will be touched. But if he makes trouble, he will die.” 53 So King Solomon summoned Adonijah, and they brought him down from the altar. He came and bowed respectfully before King Solomon, who dismissed him, saying, “Go on home.”

Notas al pie

  1. 1:9 Or to the Serpent’s Stone; Greek version supports reading Zoheleth as a proper name.
  2. 1:38 Hebrew the Kerethites and Pelethites; also in 1:44.