Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

撒母耳记下 1

大卫得知扫罗的死讯

1大卫战胜了亚玛力人之后便回到洗革拉,在那里住了两天。那时扫罗已经死了。 第三天,有一个衣服撕裂、头蒙灰尘的人从扫罗军营中跑到大卫面前,俯伏下拜。 大卫问他:“你从哪里来?”那人答道:“我是从以色列军营逃出来的。” 大卫说:“请告诉我那边的情况。”他说:“以色列军溃逃,伤亡惨重,扫罗和他儿子约拿单都死了!” 大卫又问报信的青年:“你怎么知道扫罗和他儿子约拿单死了?” 青年说:“我偶然到基利波山,看见扫罗在那里扶枪而立,敌人的战车骑兵紧紧追来。 他回头看到我,便呼唤我。我说,‘我在这里。’ 他问我是什么人。我告诉他我是亚玛力人。 扫罗说他痛苦难当,却又死不掉,要我杀了他。 10 我知道他身受重伤,必死无疑,就把他杀了,并取下他头上的王冠和臂上的镯子带来献给我主。”

11 大卫就撕裂衣服,他的随从也撕裂衣服。 12 他们因扫罗、他的儿子约拿单和耶和华的子民——以色列同胞阵亡而悲哀痛哭,禁食直到黄昏。 13 大卫又问报信的青年:“你是哪里的人?”他答道:“我是寄居在以色列的亚玛力人。” 14 大卫说:“你怎么敢下手杀耶和华所膏立的王? 15-16 你是咎由自取!因为你亲口承认自己杀了耶和华所膏立的王。”大卫随即命令一个年轻的随从杀死他,随从便杀死了他。

大卫的哀歌

17 大卫作了一首挽歌哀悼扫罗和他儿子约拿单, 18 并吩咐人教导犹大人唱这首弓歌。这首歌记在《雅煞珥书》上,歌词说:

19 “以色列啊,
你荣耀的王伏尸山上,
伟大的勇士竟然倒下!
20 不要在迦特宣告,
不要在亚实基伦的街上传扬,
免得非利士的妇女幸灾乐祸,
免得未受割礼之人的女子欢喜雀跃。

21 “基利波山啊,愿你没有雨露,
你的田地不长献祭用的五谷,
因为在那里勇士的盾牌污迹斑斑,
扫罗的盾牌没有抹油。

22 “约拿单的弓射敌无数,
扫罗的剑不杀强敌不收回。

23 “扫罗和约拿单深受爱戴,
生死不分离。
他们比鹰更敏捷,
比狮子还强壮。

24 “以色列的女子啊,
为扫罗哀哭吧!
他曾使你们衣服华美,
穿金戴银。

25 “勇士竟战死沙场!
约拿单竟伏尸山上!
26 我的兄弟约拿单啊,
我为你悲伤,
你对我情深义重,
你对我的爱胜过女人的恋情。

27 “伟大的勇士竟然倒下!
兵器竟然长埋!”

New Living Translation

2 Samuel 1

David Learns of Saul’s Death

1After the death of Saul, David returned from his victory over the Amalekites and spent two days in Ziklag. On the third day a man arrived from Saul’s army camp. He had torn his clothes and put dirt on his head to show that he was in mourning. He fell to the ground before David in deep respect.

“Where have you come from?” David asked.

“I escaped from the Israelite camp,” the man replied.

“What happened?” David demanded. “Tell me how the battle went.”

The man replied, “Our entire army fled from the battle. Many of the men are dead, and Saul and his son Jonathan are also dead.”

“How do you know Saul and Jonathan are dead?” David demanded of the young man.

The man answered, “I happened to be on Mount Gilboa, and there was Saul leaning on his spear with the enemy chariots and charioteers closing in on him. When he turned and saw me, he cried out for me to come to him. ‘How can I help?’ I asked him.

“He responded, ‘Who are you?’

“‘I am an Amalekite,’ I told him.

“Then he begged me, ‘Come over here and put me out of my misery, for I am in terrible pain and want to die.’

10 “So I killed him,” the Amalekite told David, “for I knew he couldn’t live. Then I took his crown and his armband, and I have brought them here to you, my lord.”

11 David and his men tore their clothes in sorrow when they heard the news. 12 They mourned and wept and fasted all day for Saul and his son Jonathan, and for the Lord’s army and the nation of Israel, because they had died by the sword that day.

13 Then David said to the young man who had brought the news, “Where are you from?”

And he replied, “I am a foreigner, an Amalekite, who lives in your land.”

14 “Why were you not afraid to kill the Lord’s anointed one?” David asked.

15 Then David said to one of his men, “Kill him!” So the man thrust his sword into the Amalekite and killed him. 16 “You have condemned yourself,” David said, “for you yourself confessed that you killed the Lord’s anointed one.”

David’s Song for Saul and Jonathan

17 Then David composed a funeral song for Saul and Jonathan, 18 and he commanded that it be taught to the people of Judah. It is known as the Song of the Bow, and it is recorded in The Book of Jashar.[a]

19 Your pride and joy, O Israel, lies dead on the hills!
    Oh, how the mighty heroes have fallen!
20 Don’t announce the news in Gath,
    don’t proclaim it in the streets of Ashkelon,
or the daughters of the Philistines will rejoice
    and the pagans will laugh in triumph.

21 O mountains of Gilboa,
    let there be no dew or rain upon you,
    nor fruitful fields producing offerings of grain.[b]
For there the shield of the mighty heroes was defiled;
    the shield of Saul will no longer be anointed with oil.
22 The bow of Jonathan was powerful,
    and the sword of Saul did its mighty work.
They shed the blood of their enemies
    and pierced the bodies of mighty heroes.

23 How beloved and gracious were Saul and Jonathan!
    They were together in life and in death.
They were swifter than eagles,
    stronger than lions.
24 O women of Israel, weep for Saul,
for he dressed you in luxurious scarlet clothing,
    in garments decorated with gold.

25 Oh, how the mighty heroes have fallen in battle!
    Jonathan lies dead on the hills.
26 How I weep for you, my brother Jonathan!
    Oh, how much I loved you!
And your love for me was deep,
    deeper than the love of women!

27 Oh, how the mighty heroes have fallen!
    Stripped of their weapons, they lie dead.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:18 Or The Book of the Upright.
  2. 1:21 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.