Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

列王紀上 1

王位之爭

1大衛王年紀老邁,雖然蓋了幾層被子,仍然覺得冷。 他的臣僕建議:「不如選一位少女進宮伺候、照顧我主我王,讓她睡在王懷中給王取暖。」

於是,他們在以色列全國尋找美貌女子,找到了一位名叫雅比莎的書念少女,把她帶到王那裡。 這女子長得花容月貌,她照顧、伺候王,但王沒有與她同房。

那時,哈姬的兒子亞多尼雅妄自尊大,說:「我必做王。」他為自己製備了車輛和騎兵,派五十人在前面開路。 他父親從不干涉、責問他:「你這是做什麼?」他是押沙龍的弟弟,長得英俊非凡。

亞多尼雅與洗魯雅的兒子約押及祭司亞比亞他商議,二人都答應支持他。 不過,撒督祭司、耶何耶大的兒子比拿雅、拿單先知、示每、利以和大衛的勇士卻沒有跟隨他。

一天,亞多尼雅在隱·羅結附近的瑣希列磐石那裡宰了牛羊和肥牛犢獻祭,並邀請了眾王子和猶大的群臣。 10 可是他沒有邀請拿單先知、比拿雅、大衛的勇士和他的兄弟所羅門。

11 拿單對所羅門的母親拔示芭說:「你沒有聽說嗎?哈姬的兒子亞多尼雅做王了,我們的主大衛還不知道。 12 事到如今,我有一個主意,可以保住你和你兒子所羅門的性命。 13 你去見大衛王,對他說,『我主我王啊,你不是起誓說讓臣妾的兒子所羅門繼承王位嗎?怎麼現在亞多尼雅做了王呢?』 14 你跟王說話的時候,我會進去證實你的話。」

15 拔示芭就進內室去見年邁的王,書念的少女雅比莎正在伺候他。 16 拔示芭向王屈身下拜。王問道:「你有什麼事嗎?」 17 拔示芭回答說:「我主啊,你曾經憑你的上帝耶和華起誓說讓臣妾的兒子所羅門繼承你的王位,坐你的寶座。 18 但現在亞多尼雅已經稱王了,我主我王還不知道。 19 他宰了許多牛羊和肥牛犢獻祭,邀請眾王子、亞比亞他祭司和約押元帥,卻沒有邀請你的僕人所羅門。 20 我主我王啊!以色列舉國拭目以待,等著王來指定誰繼承王位。 21 不然,到我主我王與祖先同眠之後,我和我兒所羅門必被定為罪人。」

22 她與王正說話間,拿單先知進宮來了。 23 有人奏告王,說:「拿單先知來了。」拿單來到王面前,俯伏在地, 24 說:「我主我王啊,你已經宣佈讓亞多尼雅繼承你的王位,坐你的寶座嗎? 25 他今天宰了許多牛羊和肥犢獻祭,宴請眾王子、將領和亞比亞他祭司,他們正在他那裡一邊吃喝一邊說,『亞多尼雅王萬歲!』 26 但他沒有邀請臣僕我、撒督祭司、耶何耶大的兒子比拿雅和你的僕人所羅門。 27 這是我主我王的旨意嗎?王還沒有對臣僕們說過誰繼承王位。」

28 於是,大衛王召見拔示芭。拔示芭立刻晉見,侍立在王面前。 29 王起誓說:「我憑救我脫離一切苦難的永活的耶和華起誓, 30 我今天必實現我憑以色列的上帝耶和華向你起的誓。你的兒子所羅門必繼承王位,坐在我的寶座上。」

31 拔示芭就向王俯伏下拜說:「我主我王萬歲!」

32 大衛王又召見撒督祭司、拿單先知和耶何耶大的兒子比拿雅。他們都來到王面前。 33 王囑咐道:「你們要率領我的隨從,讓我兒所羅門騎上我的騾子,護送他下到基訓。 34 撒督祭司和拿單先知要在那裡膏立他為以色列王。你們要吹響號角,高喊,『所羅門王萬歲!』 35 然後,你們要隨他回來,他要登基,繼承我的王位。我已立他做以色列和猶大的君王了。」

36 耶何耶大的兒子比拿雅說:「遵命,願我主我王的上帝耶和華成全這事。 37 耶和華怎樣與我主我王同在,願祂也照樣與所羅門同在,使他的國比我主大衛王的國更強大。」 38 於是,撒督祭司、拿單先知、耶何耶大的兒子比拿雅,以及基利提人和比利提人請所羅門騎上大衛王的騾子,護送他前往基訓。 39 撒督祭司從聖幕裡拿來盛膏油的角,膏立所羅門為王。他們吹響號角,民眾高聲歡呼:「所羅門王萬歲!」 40 眾人浩浩蕩蕩地隨著所羅門回京,一路上吹笛歡呼,聲音震動大地。 41 亞多尼雅和他的眾賓客剛剛飲宴完畢,聽見了這聲音。約押聽見號角聲,便問:「城裡為什麼如此喧鬧?」 42 就在這時候,亞比亞他祭司的兒子約拿單來了,亞多尼雅說:「進來!你是個忠勇的人,一定帶來了好消息。」

43 約拿單說:「我們的主大衛王已經立所羅門為王了。 44 王派撒督祭司、拿單先知、耶何耶大的兒子比拿雅,以及基利提人和比利提人護送所羅門騎上王的騾子。 45 撒督祭司和拿單先知在基訓膏立他為王,他們一路上歡呼著回來了,全城轟動。你們聽到的就是他們的聲音。 46 所羅門已經登基掌權, 47 王的臣僕也來向我們的主大衛王道喜說,『願王的上帝使所羅門比王更聲名顯赫,使他的國比王的國更強大。』王在床上俯伏敬拜, 48 說,『以色列的上帝耶和華當受稱頌,因為祂讓我親眼看見我的繼承人今天登基。』」

49 亞多尼雅的眾賓客聽後,嚇得四散而去。 50 亞多尼雅懼怕所羅門,就去抓住祭壇的角。 51 有人告訴所羅門:「亞多尼雅懼怕王,現在正抓住祭壇的角,要王今天起誓不要殺他。」

52 所羅門說:「如果他是個忠義的人,必毫髮無損;如果他作惡,必死無疑。」 53 於是,所羅門王便派人去把亞多尼雅從祭壇上帶下來。亞多尼雅前來向所羅門王俯伏下拜,所羅門對他說:「你回家去吧。」

New American Standard Bible

1 Kings 1

David in Old Age

1Now King David was old, advanced in age; and they covered him with clothes, but he could not keep warm. So his servants said to him, “Let them seek a young virgin for my lord the king, and let her [a]attend the king and become his nurse; and let her lie in your bosom, that my lord the king may keep warm.” So they searched for a beautiful girl throughout all the territory of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king. The girl was very beautiful; and she became the king’s nurse and served him, but the king did not [b]cohabit with her.

Now Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, “I will be king.” So he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen with fifty men to run before him. His father had never [c]crossed him at any time by asking, “Why have you done so?” And he was also a very handsome man, and [d]he was born after Absalom. [e]He had conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest; and following Adonijah they helped him. But Zadok the priest, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei, Rei, and the mighty men who belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.

Adonijah sacrificed sheep and oxen and fatlings by the [f]stone of Zoheleth, which is beside En-rogel; and he invited all his brothers, the king’s sons, and all the men of Judah, the king’s servants. 10 But he did not invite Nathan the prophet, Benaiah, the mighty men, and Solomon his brother.

Nathan and Bathsheba

11 Then Nathan spoke to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, “Have you not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith has become king, and David our lord does not know it? 12 So now come, please let me give you counsel and save your life and the life of your son Solomon. 13 Go [g]at once to King David and say to him, ‘Have you not, my lord, O king, sworn to your maidservant, saying, “Surely Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne”? Why then has Adonijah become king?’ 14 “Behold, while you are still there speaking with the king, I will come in after you and confirm your words.”

15 So Bathsheba went in to the king in the bedroom. Now the king was very old, and Abishag the Shunammite was ministering to the king. 16 Then Bathsheba bowed and prostrated herself [h]before the king. And the king said, “What [i]do you wish?” 17 She said to him, “My lord, you swore to your maidservant by the Lord your God, saying, ‘Surely your son Solomon shall be king after me and he shall sit on my throne.’ 18 Now, behold, Adonijah is king; and now, my lord the king, you do not know it. 19 He has sacrificed oxen and fatlings and sheep in abundance, and has invited all the sons of the king and Abiathar the priest and Joab the commander of the army, but he has not invited Solomon your servant. 20 As for you now, my lord the king, the eyes of all Israel are on you, to tell them who shall sit on the throne of my lord the king after him. 21 Otherwise it will come about, as soon as my lord the king sleeps with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon will be considered [j]offenders.”

22 Behold, while she was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet came in. 23 They told the king, saying, “Here is Nathan the prophet.” And when he came in before the king, he prostrated himself [k]before the king with his face to the ground. 24 Then Nathan said, “My lord the king, have you said, ‘Adonijah shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne’? 25 For he has gone down today and has sacrificed oxen and fatlings and sheep in abundance, and has invited all the king’s sons and the commanders of the army and Abiathar the priest, and behold, they are eating and drinking before him; and they say, ‘Long live King Adonijah!’ 26 But me, even me your servant, and Zadok the priest and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada and your servant Solomon, he has not invited. 27 Has this thing been done by my lord the king, and you have not shown to your [l]servants who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?”

28 Then King David said, “Call Bathsheba to me.” And she came into the king’s presence and stood before the king. 29 The king vowed and said, “As the Lord lives, who has redeemed my life from all distress, 30 surely as I vowed to you by the Lord the God of Israel, saying, ‘Your son Solomon shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne in my place’; I will indeed do so this day.” 31 Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground, and prostrated herself [m]before the king and said, “May my lord King David live forever.”

32 Then King David said, “Call to me Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada.” And they came into the king’s presence. 33 The king said to them, “Take with you the servants of your lord, and have my son Solomon ride on my own mule, and bring him down to Gihon. 34 Let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there as king over Israel, and blow the trumpet and say, ‘Long live King Solomon!’ 35 Then you shall come up after him, and he shall come and sit on my throne and be king in my place; for I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and Judah.” 36 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king and said, “Amen! Thus may the Lord, the God of my lord the king, say. 37 As the Lord has been with my lord the king, so may He be with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord King David!”

Solomon Anointed King

38 So Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the Cherethites, and the Pelethites went down and had Solomon ride on King David’s mule, and brought him to Gihon. 39 Zadok the priest then took the horn of oil from the tent and anointed Solomon. Then they blew the trumpet, and all the people said, “Long live King Solomon!” 40 All the people went up after him, and the people [n]were playing on flutes and rejoicing with great joy, so that the earth [o]shook at their noise.

41 Now Adonijah and all the guests who were with him heard it as they finished eating. When Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, “Why [p]is the city making such an uproar?” 42 While he was still speaking, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came. Then Adonijah said, “Come in, for you are a valiant man and bring good news.” 43 But Jonathan replied to Adonijah, “No! Our lord King David has made Solomon king. 44 The king has also sent with him Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the Cherethites, and the Pelethites; and they have made him ride on the king’s mule. 45 Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king in Gihon, and they have come up from there rejoicing, so that the city is in an uproar. This is the noise which you have heard. 46 Besides, Solomon has even taken his seat on the throne of the kingdom. 47 Moreover, the king’s servants came to bless our lord King David, saying, ‘May your God make the name of Solomon better than your name and his throne greater than your throne!’ And the king bowed himself on the bed. 48 The king has also said thus, ‘Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who has granted one to sit on my throne today while my own eyes see it.’”

49 Then all the guests of Adonijah were terrified; and they arose and each went on his way. 50 And Adonijah was afraid of Solomon, and he arose, went and took hold of the horns of the altar. 51 Now it was told Solomon, saying, “Behold, Adonijah is afraid of King Solomon, for behold, he has taken hold of the horns of the altar, saying, ‘Let King Solomon swear to me today that he will not put his servant to death with the sword.’” 52 Solomon said, “If he is a worthy man, not one of his hairs will fall to the ground; but if wickedness is found in him, he will die.” 53 So King Solomon sent, and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and prostrated himself [q]before King Solomon, and Solomon said to him, “Go to your house.”

Notas al pie

  1. 1 Kings 1:2 Lit stand before
  2. 1 Kings 1:4 Lit know her
  3. 1 Kings 1:6 Lit pained him
  4. 1 Kings 1:6 Lit she gave him birth
  5. 1 Kings 1:7 Lit his words were
  6. 1 Kings 1:9 Or Gliding or Serpent Stone
  7. 1 Kings 1:13 Lit and enter
  8. 1 Kings 1:16 Lit to
  9. 1 Kings 1:16 Lit to you
  10. 1 Kings 1:21 Lit sinners
  11. 1 Kings 1:23 Lit to
  12. 1 Kings 1:27 Some mss read servant
  13. 1 Kings 1:31 Lit to
  14. 1 Kings 1:40 Lit fluting
  15. 1 Kings 1:40 Lit was split
  16. 1 Kings 1:41 Lit is the sound of the city an uproar
  17. 1 Kings 1:53 Lit to