Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

撒母耳记上 5

约柜在非利士人手中

1非利士人将掳来的上帝的约柜从以便以谢抬到亚实突城, 把它抬进大衮庙,放在大衮神像旁边。 第二天早上,亚实突人起来,发现大衮神像倒在耶和华的约柜前,面伏于地,他们就把大衮神像扶起来,放回原处。 次日早上起来,他们又发现大衮神像倒在耶和华的约柜前,面伏于地,头和双手都在门槛处折断了,只剩下躯干。 因此,大衮的祭司和所有进亚实突 大衮庙的人至今都不踏庙的门槛。 耶和华重重地惩罚亚实突及附近村庄的居民,使他们都患上毒疮。 亚实突人见此情形,就说:“以色列上帝的约柜不能留在我们这里,因为上帝重重地惩罚我们和我们的大衮神。” 亚实突人召集了非利士所有的首领,问他们:“我们如何处理以色列上帝的约柜?”他们答道:“把它送到迦特去。”于是,众人把以色列上帝的约柜送到迦特。 约柜抵达迦特的时候,耶和华攻击那城,使那里的男女老少都患了毒疮,全城惊恐不已。 10 于是,他们把约柜送往以革伦。以革伦的人看见上帝的约柜到了,就惊叫道:“他们把以色列上帝的约柜带来是要害死我们和我们的人民!” 11 他们派人召集非利士的首领,说:“把以色列上帝的约柜送回原处吧,免得它杀害我们和我们的人民。”因为上帝重重地惩罚他们,全城都笼罩在死亡的恐惧中。 12 那些没有死的人都饱受毒疮的折磨,城中的哭喊声上达于天。

New International Reader's Version

1 Samuel 5

The Ark in Ashdod and Ekron

1The Philistines had captured the ark of God. They took it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. They carried the ark into the temple of their god Dagon. They set it down beside the statue of Dagon. The people of Ashdod got up early the next day. They saw the statue of Dagon. There it was, lying on the ground! It had fallen on its face in front of the ark of the Lord. So they picked up the statue of Dagon. They put it back in its place. But the following morning when they got up, they saw the statue of Dagon. There it was, lying on the ground again! It had fallen on its face in front of the ark of the Lord. Its head and hands had been broken off. Only the body of the statue was left. Its head and hands were lying in the doorway of the temple. That’s why to this day no one steps on the bottom part of the doorway of Dagon’s temple at Ashdod. Not even the priests of Dagon step there.

The Lord’s power was against the people of Ashdod and the settlements near it. He destroyed them. He made them suffer with growths in their bodies. The people of Ashdod saw what was happening. They said, “The ark of the god of Israel must not stay here with us. His power is against us and against our god Dagon.” So they called together all the rulers of the Philistines. They asked them, “What should we do with the ark of the god of Israel?”

The rulers answered, “Have the ark moved to Gath.” So they moved it.

But after the people of Ashdod had moved the ark, the Lord’s power was against Gath. That threw its people into a great panic. The Lord made them break out with growths in their bodies. It happened to young people and old people alike. 10 So the ark of God was sent to Ekron.

As the ark was entering Ekron, the people of the city cried out. They shouted, “They’ve brought the ark of the god of Israel to us. They want to kill us and our people.” 11 So they called together all the rulers of the Philistines. They said, “Send the ark of the god of Israel away. Let it go back to its own place. If you don’t, it will kill us and our people.” The death of so many people had filled the city with panic. God’s power was against the city. 12 Those who didn’t die suffered with growths in their bodies. The people of Ekron cried out to heaven for help.