Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

列王纪下 1

耶和华责备亚哈谢

1亚哈死后,摩押背叛以色列。 一天,亚哈谢从撒玛利亚王宫的楼台上掉下来,受了伤,就派使者去求问以革伦的神明巴力·西卜,看自己能否痊愈。 耶和华的天使对提斯比人以利亚说:“你去截住撒玛利亚王的使者,对他们说,‘你们为什么去求问以革伦的神明巴力·西卜?难道以色列没有上帝吗?’ 因此耶和华说,‘亚哈谢再也不能下床了,他必定死。’”以利亚就去了。

以利亚将天使的话告诉王的使者后,他们便回去见王。王问他们:“你们为什么这么快就回来了?” 他们答道:“有一个人在路上截住我们,要我们回来告诉你,耶和华对你说,‘你差人去求问以革伦的神明巴力·西卜,是因为以色列没有上帝吗?因此,你再也不能下床了,你必定死。’” 王又问他们:“在路上截住你们、对你们说这些话的,是什么样的人?” 他们答道:“那人身穿毛皮衣服,腰束皮带。”王说:“他是提斯比人以利亚。”

于是,王派一个五十夫长率领五十人去找以利亚。那时,以利亚正坐在山顶上。五十夫长到了那里,对他说:“上帝的仆人啊,王命令你下来。” 10 以利亚说:“我若是上帝的仆人,愿火从天降下烧死你和你的五十个部下。”火立刻从天降下,烧死了五十夫长和他的五十个部下。 11 亚哈谢王又派一个五十夫长率领五十人去以利亚那里,五十夫长对以利亚说:“上帝的仆人啊,王命令你马上下来。” 12 以利亚说:“我若是上帝的仆人,愿火从天降下,烧死你和你的五十个部下。”上帝的火从天降下,烧死了五十夫长和他的五十个部下。

13 王再次派一个五十夫长率领五十人前去。五十夫长上去,双膝跪在以利亚面前,哀求道:“上帝的仆人啊,求你饶了我和你的五十名仆人的性命。 14 前两个五十夫长和他们的部下都被天上降下的火烧死了,现在求你饶我一命!” 15 耶和华的天使对以利亚说:“不要害怕,跟他去吧!”以利亚就起来跟他去见王。 16 以利亚对王说:“耶和华说,‘你差人去求问以革伦的神明巴力·西卜,是因为以色列没有上帝可以求问吗?因此,你再也不能下床了,你必定死。’”

17 亚哈谢果然死了,正如耶和华借以利亚所说的。他没有儿子,他兄弟约兰继位,那年是犹大王约沙法的儿子约兰执政第二年。 18 亚哈谢其他的事都记在以色列的列王史上。

New Living Translation

2 Kings 1

Elijah Confronts King Ahaziah

1After King Ahab’s death, the land of Moab rebelled against Israel.

One day Israel’s new king, Ahaziah, fell through the latticework of an upper room at his palace in Samaria and was seriously injured. So he sent messengers to the temple of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, to ask whether he would recover.

But the angel of the Lord told Elijah, who was from Tishbe, “Go and confront the messengers of the king of Samaria and ask them, ‘Is there no God in Israel? Why are you going to Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, to ask whether the king will recover? Now, therefore, this is what the Lord says: You will never leave the bed you are lying on; you will surely die.’” So Elijah went to deliver the message.

When the messengers returned to the king, he asked them, “Why have you returned so soon?”

They replied, “A man came up to us and told us to go back to the king and give him this message. ‘This is what the Lord says: Is there no God in Israel? Why are you sending men to Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, to ask whether you will recover? Therefore, because you have done this, you will never leave the bed you are lying on; you will surely die.’”

“What sort of man was he?” the king demanded. “What did he look like?”

They replied, “He was a hairy man,[a] and he wore a leather belt around his waist.”

“Elijah from Tishbe!” the king exclaimed.

Then he sent an army captain with fifty soldiers to arrest him. They found him sitting on top of a hill. The captain said to him, “Man of God, the king has commanded you to come down with us.”

10 But Elijah replied to the captain, “If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and destroy you and your fifty men!” Then fire fell from heaven and killed them all.

11 So the king sent another captain with fifty men. The captain said to him, “Man of God, the king demands that you come down at once.”

12 Elijah replied, “If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and destroy you and your fifty men!” And again the fire of God fell from heaven and killed them all.

13 Once more the king sent a third captain with fifty men. But this time the captain went up the hill and fell to his knees before Elijah. He pleaded with him, “O man of God, please spare my life and the lives of these, your fifty servants. 14 See how the fire from heaven came down and destroyed the first two groups. But now please spare my life!”

15 Then the angel of the Lord said to Elijah, “Go down with him, and don’t be afraid of him.” So Elijah got up and went with him to the king.

16 And Elijah said to the king, “This is what the Lord says: Why did you send messengers to Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, to ask whether you will recover? Is there no God in Israel to answer your question? Therefore, because you have done this, you will never leave the bed you are lying on; you will surely die.”

17 So Ahaziah died, just as the Lord had promised through Elijah. Since Ahaziah did not have a son to succeed him, his brother Joram[b] became the next king. This took place in the second year of the reign of Jehoram son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah.

18 The rest of the events in Ahaziah’s reign and everything he did are recorded in The Book of the History of the Kings of Israel.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:8 Or He was wearing clothing made of hair.
  2. 1:17 Hebrew Jehoram, a variant spelling of Joram.