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列王紀上 14

亞希雅對耶羅波安的預言

1那時,耶羅波安的兒子亞比雅病了, 耶羅波安就吩咐妻子:「你喬裝改扮使人認不出你是我妻子,然後去示羅找那位預言我做王的先知亞希雅。 你要帶十個餅、一些薄餅和一瓶蜂蜜去,他將告訴你孩子的病情會怎樣。」

耶羅波安的妻子就照他的話做,前往示羅,來到亞希雅家。那時亞希雅因年紀老邁,眼睛已失明。 耶和華預先告訴亞希雅說:「耶羅波安的妻子會喬裝成別的婦女,前來問你有關她兒子的病情,你要如此如此回答她。」

她剛進門,亞希雅聽見她的腳步聲就說:「耶羅波安的妻子啊,你進來吧,為什麼喬裝改扮呢?我奉命告訴你一個噩耗。 你回去告訴耶羅波安,『以色列的上帝耶和華說,我從百姓中擢升你,立你做我以色列子民的王。 我把國從大衛家奪走賜給你,你卻沒有像我僕人大衛那樣遵守我的誡命,全心聽從我,做我視為正的事, 反而比前人行惡更甚,為自己設立其他神明,鑄造神像,惹我發怒,把我拋在腦後。 10 所以,我要降禍給耶羅波安家,從以色列剷除耶羅波安家所有的男子,不論是奴隸還是自由人。我要像清除糞便一樣,把耶羅波安家焚燒淨盡。 11 耶羅波安家人中,死在城中的必被狗吃,死在田野的必被鳥吃。這是耶和華說的。』

12 「現在你回家去吧,你一進城,孩子就會死。 13 全以色列會為他哀悼,把他埋葬。耶羅波安家人中只有他將得到安葬,因為以色列的上帝耶和華在他身上看見了良善。 14 耶和華必為自己立一位君王統治以色列,他必剷除耶羅波安家。現在就是時候了。 15 耶和華將擊打以色列人,使他們像水中的蘆葦一樣顫抖不已。耶和華將把以色列人從祂賜給他們祖先的佳美之地連根拔起,拋散到幼發拉底河的彼岸,這都是因為他們製造亞舍拉神像,惹耶和華發怒。 16 因為耶羅波安犯罪作孽,使以色列人陷入罪中,耶和華必拋棄以色列。」

17 耶羅波安的妻子動身回到得撒,剛邁過家門檻,孩子就死了。 18 以色列人埋葬了他,為他哀悼,正應驗了耶和華藉祂僕人亞希雅先知說的話。

19 耶羅波安其他的事,不論文治武功,都記在以色列的列王史上。 20 他做王二十二年,然後與祖先同眠。他兒子拿答繼位。

羅波安做猶大王

21 所羅門的兒子羅波安做猶大王。他四十一歲登基,在耶路撒冷,就是耶和華從以色列眾支派中選擇來立祂名的城執政十七年。羅波安的母親是亞捫人拿瑪。 22 猶大人做耶和華視為惡的事,他們的罪行比他們祖先所做的更惹耶和華發怒。 23 他們在各高崗上、樹蔭下為自己建造邱壇,豎立神柱和亞舍拉神像, 24 國中甚至男廟妓充斥。猶大人仿效耶和華在以色列人面前趕走的外族人,行各種可憎之事。

25 羅波安王執政第五年,埃及王示撒上來攻陷耶路撒冷, 26 搶走了耶和華的殿和王宮裡所有的寶物,包括所羅門製造的金盾牌。 27 羅波安王就造了銅盾牌代替那些金盾牌,交給看守宮門的護衛長看管。 28 每次王進耶和華的殿,護衛軍就帶上盾牌,用完後放回護衛房。

29 羅波安其他的事及其一切所作所為都記在猶大的列王史上。 30 羅波安常常與耶羅波安爭戰。 31 羅波安與祖先同眠後,葬在大衛城的祖墳裡。他母親是亞捫人拿瑪。他兒子亞比央繼位。

The Message

1 Kings 14

11-3 At about this time Jeroboam’s son Abijah came down sick. Jeroboam said to his wife, “Do something. Disguise yourself so no one will know you are the queen and go to Shiloh. Ahijah the prophet lives there, the same Ahijah who told me I’d be king over this people. Take along ten loaves of bread, some sweet rolls, and a jug of honey. Make a visit to him and he’ll tell you what’s going on with our boy.”

4-5 Jeroboam’s wife did as she was told; she went straight to Shiloh and to Ahijah’s house. Ahijah was an old man at this time, and blind, but God had warned Ahijah, “Jeroboam’s wife is on her way to consult with you regarding her sick son; tell her this and this and this.”

5-9 When she came in she was disguised. Ahijah heard her come through the door and said, “Welcome, wife of Jeroboam! But why the deception? I’ve got bad news for you. Go and deliver this message I received firsthand from God, the God of Israel, to Jeroboam: I raised you up from obscurity and made you the leader of my people Israel. I ripped the kingdom from the hands of David’s family and gave it to you, but you weren’t at all like my servant David who did what I told him and lived from his undivided heart, pleasing me. Instead you’ve set a new record in works of evil by making alien gods—tin gods! Pushing me aside and turning your back—you’ve made me mighty angry.

10-11 “And I’ll not put up with it: I’m bringing doom on the household of Jeroboam, killing the lot of them right down to the last male wretch in Israel, whether slave or free. They’ve become nothing but garbage and I’m getting rid of them. The ones who die in the city will be eaten by stray dogs; the ones who die out in the country will be eaten by carrion crows. God’s decree!

12-13 “And that’s it. Go on home—the minute you step foot in town, the boy will die. Everyone will come to his burial, mourning his death. He is the only one in Jeroboam’s family who will get a decent burial; he’s the only one for whom God, the God of Israel, has a good word to say.

14-16 “Then God will appoint a king over Israel who will wipe out Jeroboam’s family, wipe them right off the map—doomsday for Jeroboam! He will hit Israel hard, as a storm slaps reeds about; he’ll pull them up by the roots from this good land of their inheritance, weeding them out, and then scatter them to the four winds. And why? Because they made God so angry with Asherah sex-and-religion shrines. He’ll wash his hands of Israel because of Jeroboam’s sins, which have led Israel into a life of sin.”

17-18 Jeroboam’s wife left and went home to Tirzah. The moment she stepped through the door, the boy died. They buried him and everyone mourned his death, just as God had said through his servant the prophet Ahijah.

19-20 The rest of Jeroboam’s life, the wars he fought and the way he ruled, is written in The Chronicles of the Kings of Israel. He ruled for twenty-two years. He died and was buried with his ancestors. Nadab his son was king after him.

21-24 Rehoboam son of Solomon was king in Judah. He was forty-one years old when he took the throne and was king for seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city God selected from all the tribes of Israel for the worship of his Name. Rehoboam’s mother was Naamah, an Ammonite. Judah was openly wicked before God, making him very angry. They set new records in sin, surpassing anything their ancestors had done. They built Asherah sex-and-religion shrines and set up sacred stones all over the place—on hills, under trees, wherever you looked. Worse, they had male sacred prostitutes, polluting the country outrageously—all the stuff that God had gotten rid of when he brought Israel into the land.

25-28 In the fifth year of King Rehoboam’s rule, Shishak king of Egypt made war against Jerusalem. He plundered The Temple of God and the royal palace of their treasures, cleaned them out—even the gold shields that Solomon had made. King Rehoboam replaced them with bronze shields and outfitted the royal palace guards with them. Whenever the king went to God’s Temple, the guards carried the shields but always returned them to the guardroom.

29-31 The rest of Rehoboam’s life, what he said and did, is all written in The Chronicles of the Kings of Judah. There was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam the whole time. Rehoboam died and was buried with his ancestors in the City of David. His mother was Naamah, an Ammonite. His son Abijah ruled after him.