Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

士师记 1

犹大支派攻打迦南人

1约书亚去世以后,以色列人求问耶和华:“我们哪一个支派先上去攻打迦南人呢?” 耶和华说:“犹大支派先去,我已把那片土地交在他们手中了。” 犹大人对西缅人说:“请跟我们一同到我们分得的地方攻打迦南人,我们也会同样帮助你们。”于是,西缅人便与犹大人同去。 犹大人攻打迦南人和比利洗人,耶和华使他们得胜,在比色杀了一万敌军。 他们又在那里遇见亚多尼·比色,与他交战,打败了他带领的迦南人和比利洗人。 亚多尼·比色逃跑,他们追上去擒住他,砍掉他的大拇指和大脚趾。 亚多尼·比色说:“从前七十个王的大拇指和大脚趾被我砍掉,在我桌下捡食物碎屑,现在上帝照我的行为报应我了。”他们把他带到耶路撒冷,他死在了那里。

犹大人攻陷耶路撒冷,杀了城内的所有居民,并放火焚城。 随后,他们下去攻打住在山区、南地和丘陵的迦南人, 10 又进攻住在希伯仑的迦南人,杀了示筛、亚希幔和挞买。希伯仑从前叫基列·亚巴。

11 他们从那里出兵攻打底璧,那里从前叫基列·西弗。 12 迦勒说:“谁攻取基列·西弗,我就把女儿押撒嫁给他。” 13 迦勒的兄弟基纳斯的儿子俄陀聂攻取了那城,迦勒便把女儿押撒嫁给他。 14 押撒出嫁的时候,劝丈夫向她父亲要一块田。她刚下驴,迦勒便问她:“你想要什么?” 15 她回答说:“求你恩待我,你既然把南部的干地赐给我,求你也把水泉给我吧。”于是,迦勒把上泉和下泉都给了她。

16 摩西岳父的后代基尼人和犹大人一同离开棕树城[a],到犹大南部旷野的亚拉得附近,跟当地人一起居住。 17 之后,犹大人随西缅人一起攻打洗法城内的迦南人,彻底毁灭了那城。因此那城叫何珥玛[b] 18 犹大人又夺取了迦萨、亚实基伦和以革伦三座城邑及周围地区。 19 耶和华与犹大人同在。他们攻占了山区,却没能赶走平原的居民,因为那里的人有铁战车。 20 照摩西的吩咐,迦勒得到了希伯仑。他把亚衲三族的人从那里赶走。 21 便雅悯人没有赶走居住在耶路撒冷的耶布斯人,耶布斯人至今仍和他们住在一起。

22 约瑟家族也上去攻打伯特利,耶和华与他们同在。 23 他们先派人去打探伯特利,那里从前名叫路斯。 24 探子看见一个人从城里出来,就对他说:“请你告诉我们进城的路,我们必善待你。” 25 那人便告诉他们进城的路,他们杀了城内所有的居民,只放走了那人及其全家。 26 后来,那人搬到赫人的地方,筑了一座城,称之为路斯,沿用至今。

27 玛拿西人没有赶走伯·善、他纳、多珥、以伯莲和米吉多众城邑及周围村庄的居民,因为这些迦南人执意住在那里。 28 以色列人强盛时,就强迫他们服劳役,却没有全部赶走他们。

29 以法莲人没有赶走住在基色的迦南人,这些迦南人仍然住在他们当中。

30 西布伦人没有赶走基伦和拿哈拉的居民,这些迦南人仍然住在他们当中,为他们服劳役。

31 亚设人没有赶走亚柯、西顿、亚黑拉、亚革悉、黑巴、亚弗革和利合的居民, 32 于是亚设人住在这些迦南人当中。

33 拿弗他利人没有赶走伯·示麦和伯·亚纳的居民,于是就住在这些迦南人当中,强迫他们服劳役。

34 亚摩利人强迫但人住在山区,不准他们下到平原。 35 亚摩利人执意住在希烈山、亚雅伦和沙宾,但约瑟家族强盛时,就强迫他们服劳役。 36 亚摩利人的边界从亚克拉滨山坡起,一直到西拉以北。

Notas al pie

  1. 1:16 棕树城”即“耶利哥”。
  2. 1:17 何珥玛”意思是“覆灭之城”。

The Message

Judges 1

1A time came after the death of Joshua when the People of Israel asked God, “Who will take the lead in going up against the Canaanites to fight them?”

And God said, “Judah will go. I’ve given the land to him.”

The men of Judah said to those of their brother Simeon, “Go up with us to our territory and we’ll fight the Canaanites. Then we’ll go with you to your territory.” And Simeon went with them.

So Judah went up. God gave them the Canaanites and the Perizzites. They defeated them at Bezek—ten military units!

5-7 They caught up with My-Master-Bezek there and fought him. They smashed the Canaanites and the Perizzites. My-Master-Bezek ran, but they gave chase and caught him. They cut off his thumbs and big toes. My-Master-Bezek said, “Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off used to crawl under my table, scavenging. Now God has done to me what I did to them.”

They brought him to Jerusalem and he died there.

8-10 The people of Judah attacked and captured Jerusalem, subduing the city by sword and then sending it up in flames. After that they had gone down to fight the Canaanites who were living in the hill country, the Negev, and the foothills. Judah had gone on to the Canaanites who lived in Hebron (Hebron used to be called Kiriath Arba) and brought Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai to their knees.

11-12 From there they had marched against the population of Debir (Debir used to be called Kiriath Sepher). Caleb had said, “Whoever attacks Kiriath Sepher and takes it, I’ll give my daughter Acsah to him as his wife.”

13 Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s brother, took it, so Caleb gave him his daughter Acsah as his wife.

14-15 When she arrived she got him
    to ask for farmland from her father.
As she dismounted from her donkey
    Caleb asked her, “What would you like?”
She said, “Give me a marriage gift.
    You’ve given me desert land;
Now give me pools of water!”
    And he gave her the upper and the lower pools.

16 The people of Hobab the Kenite, Moses’ relative, went up with the people of Judah from the City of Palms to the wilderness of Judah at the descent of Arad. They settled down there with the Amalekites.

17 The people of Judah went with their kin the Simeonites and struck the Canaanites who lived in Zephath. They carried out the holy curse and named the city Curse-town.

18-19 But Judah didn’t manage to capture Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ekron with their territories. God was certainly with Judah in that they took over the hill country. But they couldn’t oust the people on the plain because they had iron chariots.

20 They gave Hebron to Caleb, as Moses had directed. Caleb drove out the three sons of Anak.

21 But the people of Benjamin couldn’t get rid of the Jebusites living in Jerusalem. Benjaminites and Jebusites live side by side in Jerusalem to this day.

22-26 The house of Joseph went up to attack Bethel. God was with them. Joseph sent out spies to look the place over. Bethel used to be known as Luz. The spies saw a man leaving the city and said to him, “Show us a way into the city and we’ll treat you well.” The man showed them a way in. They killed everyone in the city but the man and his family. The man went to Hittite country and built a city. He named it Luz; that’s its name to this day.

27-28 But Manasseh never managed to drive out Beth Shan, Taanach, Dor, Ibleam, and Megiddo with their territories. The Canaanites dug in their heels and wouldn’t budge. When Israel became stronger they put the Canaanites to forced labor, but they never got rid of them.

29 Neither did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer. The Canaanites stuck it out and lived there with them.

30 Nor did Zebulun drive out the Canaanites in Kitron or Nahalol. They kept living there, but they were put to forced labor.

31-32 Nor did Asher drive out the people of Acco, Sidon, Ahlab, Aczib, Helbah, Aphek, and Rehob. Asher went ahead and settled down with the Canaanites since they could not get rid of them.

33 Naphtali fared no better. They couldn’t drive out the people of Beth Shemesh or Beth Anath so they just moved in and lived with them. They did, though, put them to forced labor.

34-35 The Amorites pushed the people of Dan up into the hills and wouldn’t let them down on the plains. The Amorites stubbornly continued to live in Mount Heres, Aijalon, and Shaalbim. But when the house of Joseph got the upper hand, they were put to forced labor.

36 The Amorite border extended from Scorpions’ Pass and Sela upward.