Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

撒母耳记下 18

押沙龙之死

1大卫召集军队,设立了千夫长和百夫长率领他们。 他兵分三队,一队由约押率领,一队由洗鲁雅的儿子、约押的兄弟亚比筛率领,一队由迦特人以太率领。大卫对部下说:“我必与你们一同出战”。 他们却说:“请我王不要出战。因为如果我们败逃,敌方不会放在心上;即使我们一半人阵亡,敌方也不会放在心上。你一人比我们一万人更宝贵。你还是留在城中支援我们吧。” 王说:“你们认为怎样好,我就怎样做。”于是,大卫王站在城门旁边,军兵百人一队、千人一队地按次序出城了。 大卫王吩咐约押、亚比筛和以太说:“你们要看在我的份上对年轻的押沙龙手下留情。”全体的军兵都听见了大卫吩咐众将领的话。

大卫的军队在以法莲的树林里跟以色列人交战。 以色列人被大卫的部下打败,伤亡惨重,有两万人阵亡。 战事蔓延到整个郊野,那天死在树林里的人比死在刀下的人还多。 押沙龙碰巧遇见大卫的部下。他骑着骡子逃走,骡子从一棵大橡树的茂密枝条下经过,押沙龙的头发被树枝缠住,整个人吊在半空中,胯下的骡子也跑了。 10 大卫的一个部下看见,就向约押禀告说:“我看见押沙龙正吊在橡树上。” 11 约押对那报信的说:“什么!你看见他吊在树上,为什么不把他杀掉呢?要是你把他杀了,我会赏你十块银子和一条腰带。” 12 他却答道:“就是你赏我一千块银子,我也不敢加害王的儿子啊!我们曾听见王吩咐你、亚比筛和以太不可伤害年轻的押沙龙。 13 如果我胆敢杀死押沙龙,王迟早会查出真相,到时你就撒手不管了。” 14 约押说:“我不跟你浪费时间。”趁着押沙龙还吊在橡树上,他拿起三杆矛枪剌入了他的心脏。 15 十个为约押拿兵器的年轻人围上去将押沙龙杀死。 16 随后,约押吹起收兵的号角,部下便停止追赶以色列人。 17 他们把押沙龙的尸体丢在林中的一个坑里,在上面堆了一大堆石头。以色列人都各自逃回家去了。 18 押沙龙生前没有儿子为他留名,所以他曾在王谷立了一根石柱,以自己的名字命名,称为“押沙龙柱”,沿用至今。

19 撒督的儿子亚希玛斯对约押说:“请让我跑回去向王禀告,让王知道耶和华已从仇敌手中救了他。” 20 但约押对他说:“你今天不要去报信,改天再报吧。你不要今天去,因为王的儿子死了。” 21 约押吩咐一个古示人:“你去把所看见的禀报给王。”那人就拜别了约押,马上跑回去报信。 22 撒督的儿子亚希玛斯再次对约押说:“求你让我与古示人一同去吧!”约押说:“我的孩子,你何必要去呢?你报这个消息是不会得到赏赐的。” 23 他说:“无论怎样,我想跑去报信。”约押答应了。亚希玛斯沿平原的路跑,跑到了古示人的前面。

24 那时,大卫王正坐在内城门和外城门中间。有一个守卫爬上城门楼顶观望,看见一个人独自跑来。 25 守卫就大声向大卫禀告。王说:“如果他是单独一个人,他带来的一定是好消息。”那人越来越近了。 26 这时候,守卫又看见另一个人跑来,就大声对守城门的说:“又有一个人独自跑来了!”王说:“他也一定是传好消息的。” 27 守卫又说:“从跑的姿势看,那跑在前面的人好像撒督的儿子亚希玛斯。”王说:“他是个好人,他一定带来了好消息。”

28 亚希玛斯高声对王说:“一切都好!”他在王面前俯伏叩拜,说:“你的上帝耶和华当受称颂,祂已经消灭了那些攻击我主我王的敌人。” 29 王问道:“年轻的押沙龙平安吗?”亚希玛斯答道:“约押派仆人来的时候,仆人看见一阵大骚动,但不知道是什么事。” 30 王说:“你先退到一边去。”亚希玛斯就退下,站在一边。

31 这时,古示人也到了,他说:“我有好消息向我主我王禀告,今日耶和华已经从一切反叛之人手中救了我主我王。” 32 王问古示人:“年轻的押沙龙平安吗?”古示人答道:“愿我主我王的仇敌和一切要加害我王的人,下场都与那青年一样。” 33 王听了十分难过,就走上城门楼去痛哭,边走边说:“我儿押沙龙啊!我儿,我儿押沙龙啊!我恨不得可以替你死!押沙龙,我儿啊!我儿!”

New American Standard Bible

2 Samuel 18

Absalom Slain

1Then David [a]numbered the people who were with him and set over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds. David sent the people out, one third under the [b]command of Joab, one third under the [c]command of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab’s brother, and one third under the [d]command of Ittai the Gittite. And the king said to the people, “I myself will surely go out with you also.” But the people said, “You should not go out; for if we indeed flee, they will not care about us; even if half of us die, they will not care about us. But [e]you are worth ten thousand of us; therefore now it is better that you be ready to help us from the city.” Then the king said to them, “Whatever seems best to you I will do.” So the king stood beside the gate, and all the people went out by hundreds and thousands. The king charged Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, “Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom.” And all the people heard when the king charged all the commanders concerning Absalom.

Then the people went out into the field against Israel, and the battle took place in the forest of Ephraim. The people of Israel were [f]defeated there before the servants of David, and the slaughter there that day was great, 20,000 men. For the battle there was spread over the whole countryside, and the forest devoured more people that day than the sword devoured.

Now Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. For Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak. And his head caught fast in the oak, so he was [g]left hanging between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him kept going. 10 When a certain man saw it, he told Joab and said, “Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak.” 11 Then Joab said to the man who had told him, “Now behold, you saw him! Why then did you not strike him there to the ground? And I would have given you ten pieces of silver and a belt.” 12 The man said to Joab, “Even if I should receive a thousand pieces of silver in my hand, I would not put out my hand against the king’s son; for in our hearing the king charged you and Abishai and Ittai, saying, ‘[h]Protect for me the young man Absalom!’ 13 Otherwise, if I had dealt treacherously against his life (and there is nothing hidden from the king), then you yourself would have stood aloof.” 14 Then Joab said, “I will not [i]waste time here with you.” So he took three spears in his hand and thrust them through the heart of Absalom while he was yet alive in the [j]midst of the oak. 15 And ten young men who carried Joab’s armor gathered around and struck Absalom and killed him.

16 Then Joab blew the trumpet, and the people returned from pursuing Israel, for Joab restrained the people. 17 They took Absalom and cast him into [k]a deep pit in the forest and erected over him a very great heap of stones. And all Israel fled, each to his tent. 18 Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up for himself a pillar which is in the King’s Valley, for he said, “I have no son [l]to preserve my name.” So he named the pillar after his own name, and it is called Absalom’s Monument to this day.

David Is Grief-stricken

19 Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, “Please let me run and bring the king news that the Lord has [m]freed him from the hand of his enemies.” 20 But Joab said to him, “You are not the man to carry news this day, but you shall carry news another day; however, you shall carry no news today because the king’s son is dead.” 21 Then Joab said to the Cushite, “Go, tell the king what you have seen.” So the Cushite bowed to Joab and ran. 22 Now Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said once more to Joab, “But whatever happens, please let me also run after the Cushite.” And Joab said, “Why would you run, my son, since you will have no reward for going?” 23 “But whatever happens,” he said, “I will run.” So he said to him, “Run.” Then Ahimaaz ran by way of the plain and passed up the Cushite.

24 Now David was sitting between the two gates; and the watchman went up to the roof of the gate by the wall, and raised his eyes and looked, and behold, a man running by himself. 25 The watchman called and told the king. And the king said, “If he is by himself there is good news in his mouth.” And he came nearer and nearer. 26 Then the watchman saw another man running; and the watchman called to the gatekeeper and said, “Behold, another man running by himself.” And the king said, “This one also is bringing good news.” 27 The watchman said, “I [n]think the running of the first one is like the running of Ahimaaz the son of Zadok.” And the king said, “This is a good man and comes with good news.”

28 Ahimaaz called and said to the king, “[o]All is well.” And he prostrated himself before the king with his face to the ground. And he said, “Blessed is the Lord your God, who has delivered up the men who lifted their hands against my lord the king.” 29 The king said, “Is it well with the young man Absalom?” And Ahimaaz answered, “When Joab sent the king’s servant, and your servant, I saw a great tumult, but I did not know what it was.” 30 Then the king said, “Turn aside and stand here.” So he turned aside and stood still.

31 Behold, the Cushite arrived, and the Cushite said, “Let my lord the king receive good news, for the Lord has [p]freed you this day from the hand of all those who rose up against you.” 32 Then the king said to the Cushite, “Is it well with the young man Absalom?” And the Cushite answered, “Let the enemies of my lord the king, and all who rise up against you for evil, be as that young man!”

33 [q]The king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And thus he said as he walked, “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!”

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Samuel 18:1 Lit mustered
  2. 2 Samuel 18:2 Lit hand
  3. 2 Samuel 18:2 Lit hand
  4. 2 Samuel 18:2 Lit hand
  5. 2 Samuel 18:3 So with some ancient versions; M.T. for now there are ten thousand like us
  6. 2 Samuel 18:7 Lit smitten
  7. 2 Samuel 18:9 Lit placed
  8. 2 Samuel 18:12 So with some mss and the ancient versions; M.T. Take care whoever you are of
  9. 2 Samuel 18:14 Lit tarry thus
  10. 2 Samuel 18:14 Lit heart
  11. 2 Samuel 18:17 Lit the great
  12. 2 Samuel 18:18 Lit for the sake of remembering
  13. 2 Samuel 18:19 Lit vindicated
  14. 2 Samuel 18:27 Lit see
  15. 2 Samuel 18:28 Lit Peace
  16. 2 Samuel 18:31 Lit vindicated
  17. 2 Samuel 18:33 Ch 19:1 in Heb