Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

列王纪下 10

耶户铲除亚哈家

1亚哈在撒玛利亚有七十个子孙。耶户写信给那里的首领、长老以及亚哈子孙的监护人,说: “既然你们主人的子孙和你们在一起,你们也拥有车马、坚城和兵器,你们接到这封信后, 就可以从你们主人的子孙中选立一个最好的继承王位,为你们主人家而战。” 他们都十分害怕,彼此商议说:“两位王都不能抵挡他,我们怎能抵挡呢?” 宫廷总管、总督、长老和众监护人便派人送信给耶户,说:“我们是你的仆人,你怎样吩咐,我们就怎样做。我们不会立任何人为王,你认为怎样好,就怎样办吧。”

耶户又写了一封信,说:“如果你们归顺我,愿意听从我,明天这个时候,带着你们主人子孙的首级来耶斯列见我。”当时亚哈的七十个子孙都养在城中显贵的府中。 这些显贵们接到信后,便杀了亚哈的七十个子孙,把他们的首级放在篮子里,送到耶斯列的耶户那里。 使者告诉耶户:“他们将王众子孙的首级送来了。”耶户下令:“把首级分成两堆,放在城门口,一直放到明天早上。” 第二天早晨,耶户出去站在城门口,对众人说:“你们都没有罪,是我背叛我主人,把他杀了。可是,是谁杀了这些人呢? 10 由此可知,耶和华对亚哈家的预言一句也没有落空。耶和华借祂仆人以利亚所说的一切都应验了。” 11 耶户杀了亚哈家留在耶斯列的亲属、大臣、朋友和祭司,一个不留。

12 耶户动身去撒玛利亚,经过牧人剪羊毛的地方时, 13 遇见犹大王亚哈谢的亲属,就问:“你们是谁?”他们答道:“我们是亚哈谢的亲属,现在去问候王和太后一家。” 14 耶户下令活捉他们,他的手下便捉住他们,在剪羊毛处的井旁全部杀掉,共四十二人,一个不留。

15 耶户继续前行,遇见前来迎接他的利甲的儿子约拿达。耶户问候他,并说:“我对你忠诚,你对我也一样忠诚吗?”约拿达答道:“当然!”耶户说:“既然如此,把手伸给我。”他伸出手来,耶户把他拉上车, 16 说:“跟我来,看我怎样热心为耶和华工作。”于是耶户让他坐在车上。 17 到了撒玛利亚,他把亚哈家在撒玛利亚剩下的人全部杀光,一个不留,应验了耶和华对以利亚说的话。

耶户计杀拜巴力之人

18 耶户召集了所有的人,对他们说:“亚哈供奉巴力还不够热心,我耶户要更热心地供奉他。 19 我要向巴力献大祭,你们去把巴力的先知和祭司及所有拜巴力的人一个不漏地召来。凡不来的人休想活命。”耶户这样做,是想用计杀尽拜巴力的人。 20 耶户下令召开祭拜巴力的庄严聚会,于是他们发出通告。 21 耶户派人送信到以色列各地,凡拜巴力的人全都来了,没有一个缺席。他们把整个巴力庙塞得满满的。 22 耶户吩咐掌管礼服的人拿出礼服给他们穿上, 23 然后他和利甲的儿子约拿达进庙向他们宣布说:“你们仔细察看,这里不可有事奉耶和华的人,只允许拜巴力的人在这里。” 24 耶户和约拿达在庙里献上祭物和燔祭。此前,他预先派了八十人在庙外守着,并下令:“我把这些人交在你们手中,谁放走一个,谁就要以命抵偿。” 25 耶户献完燔祭出来,便命令卫兵和将领说:“进去杀死他们,不要放走一人。”卫兵和将领进庙挥刀杀了他们,把尸首抛出去后,走入庙的内殿, 26 将巴力神柱搬出去烧了。 27 他们摧毁了巴力的神柱和庙,把庙当作厕所,至今未变。

28 这样,耶户从以色列扫除了巴力。 29 可是,他重蹈尼八的儿子耶罗波安的覆辙,拜伯特利和但两地的金牛犊,使以色列人陷入罪中。 30 耶和华对耶户说:“你已经做了我视为正的事,照我的意思除掉了亚哈一家,因此你的子孙必做以色列王,直到第四代。” 31 但耶户没有全心全意地遵守以色列的上帝耶和华的律法,却重蹈耶罗波安的覆辙,使以色列人陷入罪中。

耶户去世

32 那时,耶和华开始削减以色列的领土。哈薛攻打以色列各处, 33 侵占了约旦河以东的土地,包括基列全境,即迦得人、吕便人和玛拿西人住的地方,从亚嫩谷附近的亚罗珥起,直到基列和巴珊。 34 耶户其他的事及其一切所作所为和成就都记在以色列的列王史上。 35 他与祖先同眠后葬在撒玛利亚,他儿子约哈斯继位。 36 耶户在撒玛利亚统治以色列二十八年。

New Living Translation

2 Kings 10

Jehu Kills Ahab’s Family

1Ahab had seventy sons living in the city of Samaria. So Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria, to the elders and officials of the city,[a] and to the guardians of King Ahab’s sons. He said, “The king’s sons are with you, and you have at your disposal chariots, horses, a fortified city, and weapons. As soon as you receive this letter, select the best qualified of your master’s sons to be your king, and prepare to fight for Ahab’s dynasty.”

But they were paralyzed with fear and said, “We’ve seen that two kings couldn’t stand against this man! What can we do?”

So the palace and city administrators, together with the elders and the guardians of the king’s sons, sent this message to Jehu: “We are your servants and will do anything you tell us. We will not make anyone king; do whatever you think is best.”

Jehu responded with a second letter: “If you are on my side and are going to obey me, bring the heads of your master’s sons to me at Jezreel by this time tomorrow.” Now the seventy sons of the king were being cared for by the leaders of Samaria, where they had been raised since childhood. When the letter arrived, the leaders killed all seventy of the king’s sons. They placed their heads in baskets and presented them to Jehu at Jezreel.

A messenger went to Jehu and said, “They have brought the heads of the king’s sons.”

So Jehu ordered, “Pile them in two heaps at the entrance of the city gate, and leave them there until morning.”

In the morning he went out and spoke to the crowd that had gathered around them. “You are not to blame,” he told them. “I am the one who conspired against my master and killed him. But who killed all these? 10 You can be sure that the message of the Lord that was spoken concerning Ahab’s family will not fail. The Lord declared through his servant Elijah that this would happen.” 11 Then Jehu killed all who were left of Ahab’s relatives living in Jezreel and all his important officials, his personal friends, and his priests. So Ahab was left without a single survivor.

12 Then Jehu set out for Samaria. Along the way, while he was at Beth-eked of the Shepherds, 13 he met some relatives of King Ahaziah of Judah. “Who are you?” he asked them.

And they replied, “We are relatives of King Ahaziah. We are going to visit the sons of King Ahab and the sons of the queen mother.”

14 “Take them alive!” Jehu shouted to his men. And they captured all forty-two of them and killed them at the well of Beth-eked. None of them escaped.

15 When Jehu left there, he met Jehonadab son of Recab, who was coming to meet him. After they had greeted each other, Jehu said to him, “Are you as loyal to me as I am to you?”

“Yes, I am,” Jehonadab replied.

“If you are,” Jehu said, “then give me your hand.” So Jehonadab put out his hand, and Jehu helped him into the chariot. 16 Then Jehu said, “Now come with me, and see how devoted I am to the Lord.” So Jehonadab rode along with him.

17 When Jehu arrived in Samaria, he killed everyone who was left there from Ahab’s family, just as the Lord had promised through Elijah.

Jehu Kills the Priests of Baal

18 Then Jehu called a meeting of all the people of the city and said to them, “Ahab’s worship of Baal was nothing compared to the way I will worship him! 19 Therefore, summon all the prophets and worshipers of Baal, and call together all his priests. See to it that every one of them comes, for I am going to offer a great sacrifice to Baal. Anyone who fails to come will be put to death.” But Jehu’s cunning plan was to destroy all the worshipers of Baal.

20 Then Jehu ordered, “Prepare a solemn assembly to worship Baal!” So they did. 21 He sent messengers throughout all Israel summoning those who worshiped Baal. They all came—not a single one remained behind—and they filled the temple of Baal from one end to the other. 22 And Jehu instructed the keeper of the wardrobe, “Be sure that every worshiper of Baal wears one of these robes.” So robes were given to them.

23 Then Jehu went into the temple of Baal with Jehonadab son of Recab. Jehu said to the worshipers of Baal, “Make sure no one who worships the Lord is here—only those who worship Baal.” 24 So they were all inside the temple to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings. Now Jehu had stationed eighty of his men outside the building and had warned them, “If you let anyone escape, you will pay for it with your own life.”

25 As soon as Jehu had finished sacrificing the burnt offering, he commanded his guards and officers, “Go in and kill all of them. Don’t let a single one escape!” So they killed them all with their swords, and the guards and officers dragged their bodies outside.[b] Then Jehu’s men went into the innermost fortress[c] of the temple of Baal. 26 They dragged out the sacred pillar[d] used in the worship of Baal and burned it. 27 They smashed the sacred pillar and wrecked the temple of Baal, converting it into a public toilet, as it remains to this day.

28 In this way, Jehu destroyed every trace of Baal worship from Israel. 29 He did not, however, destroy the gold calves at Bethel and Dan, with which Jeroboam son of Nebat had caused Israel to sin.

30 Nonetheless the Lord said to Jehu, “You have done well in following my instructions to destroy the family of Ahab. Therefore, your descendants will be kings of Israel down to the fourth generation.” 31 But Jehu did not obey the Law of the Lord, the God of Israel, with all his heart. He refused to turn from the sins that Jeroboam had led Israel to commit.

The Death of Jehu

32 At about that time the Lord began to cut down the size of Israel’s territory. King Hazael conquered several sections of the country 33 east of the Jordan River, including all of Gilead, Gad, Reuben, and Manasseh. He conquered the area from the town of Aroer by the Arnon Gorge to as far north as Gilead and Bashan.

34 The rest of the events in Jehu’s reign—everything he did and all his achievements—are recorded in The Book of the History of the Kings of Israel.

35 When Jehu died, he was buried in Samaria. Then his son Jehoahaz became the next king. 36 In all, Jehu reigned over Israel from Samaria for twenty-eight years.

Notas al pie

  1. 10:1 As in some Greek manuscripts and Latin Vulgate (see also 10:6); Hebrew reads of Jezreel.
  2. 10:25a Or and they left their bodies lying there; or and they threw them out into the outermost court.
  3. 10:25b Hebrew city.
  4. 10:26 As in Greek and Syriac versions and Latin Vulgate; Hebrew reads sacred pillars.