Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

历代志下 1

所罗门王求智慧

1大卫的儿子所罗门巩固了自己的王位。因为他的上帝耶和华与他同在,使他极其伟大。

所罗门召集所有以色列人,包括千夫长、百夫长、审判官、首领和族长, 与他们一起去基遍的丘坛,因为那里有上帝的会幕,是耶和华的仆人摩西在旷野制造的。 大卫已经把上帝的约柜从基列·耶琳搬到耶路撒冷,因为他在那里为约柜搭了一个帐篷。 户珥的孙子、乌利的儿子比撒列造的铜坛在基遍耶和华的会幕前,所罗门和会众就在那里求问耶和华。 所罗门上到耶和华会幕前的铜坛那里,献上一千头祭牲作为燔祭。

当天晚上,上帝向所罗门显现,问他:“你要我给你什么?只管求吧。” 所罗门回答说:“你厚待我父大卫,并让我继位。 耶和华上帝啊,求你成就你给我父大卫的应许。你立我为王,使我统治这多如地上尘土的百姓。 10 现在,求你赐我智慧和知识以带领他们。不然,谁能治理这么多的百姓呢?” 11 上帝对所罗门说:“你既然有此心愿,不为自己求富贵、资财、尊荣、长寿,也没有求灭绝你的敌人,只求智慧和知识以治理我的子民——我交在你王权之下的百姓, 12 我必赐你智慧和知识,并且我还要赐你空前绝后的富贵、资财和尊荣。”

13 于是,所罗门从基遍丘坛的会幕前回到耶路撒冷治理以色列。

所罗门王的兵力和财富

14 所罗门组建了战车和骑兵,有一千四百辆战车、一万二千名骑兵,驻扎在屯车城和他所在的耶路撒冷。 15 王使耶路撒冷的金银多如石头,使香柏木多如丘陵的无花果树。 16 所罗门的马匹都是由王室商队从埃及和古厄按定价买来的。 17 他们从埃及买来的车马,每辆车六百块银子,每匹马一百五十块银子,他们也把车马卖给赫人诸王和亚兰诸王。

The Message

2 Chronicles 1

King Solomon

11-6 Solomon son of David took a firm grip on the reins of his kingdom. God was with him and gave him much help. Solomon addressed all Israel—the commanders and captains, the judges, every leader, and all the heads of families. Then Solomon and the entire company went to the worship center at Gibeon—that’s where the Tent of Meeting of God was, the one that Moses the servant of God had made in the wilderness. The Chest of God, though, was in Jerusalem—David had brought it up from Kiriath Jearim, prepared a special place for it, and pitched a tent for it. But the Bronze Altar that Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made was in Gibeon, in its place before the Tabernacle of God; and that is where Solomon and the congregation gathered to pray. Solomon worshiped God at the Bronze Altar in front of the Tent of Meeting; he sacrificed a thousand Whole-Burnt-Offerings on it.

That night God appeared to Solomon. God said, “What do you want from me? Ask.”

8-10 Solomon answered, “You were extravagantly generous with David my father, and now you have made me king in his place. Establish, God, the words you spoke to my father, for you’ve given me a staggering task, ruling this mob of people. Yes, give me wisdom and knowledge as I come and go among this people—for who on his own is capable of leading these, your glorious people?”

11-12 God answered Solomon, “This is what has come out of your heart: You didn’t grasp for money, wealth, fame, and the doom of your enemies; you didn’t even ask for a long life. You asked for wisdom and knowledge so you could govern well my people over whom I’ve made you king. Because of this, you get what you asked for—wisdom and knowledge. And I’m presenting you the rest as a bonus—money, wealth, and fame beyond anything the kings before or after you had or will have.”

13 Then Solomon left the worship center at Gibeon and the Tent of Meeting and went to Jerusalem. He set to work as king of Israel.

14-17 Solomon collected chariots and horses: fourteen hundred chariots and twelve thousand horses! He stabled them in the special chariot-cities as well as in Jerusalem. The king made silver and gold as common as rocks, and cedar as common as the fig trees in the lowland hills. His horses were brought in from Egypt and Cilicia, specially acquired by the king’s agents. Chariots from Egypt went for fifteen pounds of silver and a horse for about three and three-quarters of a pound of silver. Solomon carried on a brisk horse-trading business with the Hittite and Aramean royal houses.