Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

列王紀下 20


1那些天,希西迦病危,亞摩斯的兒子以賽亞先知前來對他說:「耶和華說,『你要交待後事,因為你要死了,你的病不能康復。』」 希西迦把臉轉向牆,向耶和華禱告,說: 「耶和華啊,求你顧念我怎樣全心、忠誠地事奉你,做你視為善的事。」希西迦痛哭起來。 當時,以賽亞還沒有走出中院,耶和華對他說: 「回去告訴我子民的首領希西迦,『你祖先大衛的上帝耶和華說,我已聽見你的禱告,看見了你的眼淚。我要醫治你,三天後你就可以上耶和華的殿。 我要使你的壽命增加十五年,我要從亞述王手中拯救你和這城。為我自己和我僕人大衛的緣故,我要保護這城。』」


希西迦問以賽亞:「有什麼兆頭證明耶和華要醫治我,三天後我可以上耶和華的殿呢?」 以賽亞說:「耶和華要給你一個兆頭,證明祂言出必行。你要日影前進十度還是後退十度呢?」 10 希西迦說:「日影前進十度容易,讓日影後退十度吧。」 11 以賽亞先知向耶和華祈求,耶和華就使亞哈斯日晷上的日影後退了十度。


12 那時,巴拉但的兒子巴比倫王米羅達·巴拉但聽說希西迦病了,便派人送去書信和禮物。 13 希西迦接見使者,讓他們觀看國庫裡的金銀、香料、珍貴膏油、所有兵器和一切寶物。希西迦把宮中及國內的一切都給他們看。

14 以賽亞先知來見希西迦王,問他:「這些人說了些什麼?他們從哪裡來?」希西迦答道:「他們來自遙遠的巴比倫。」 15 以賽亞問:「他們在你宮裡看到了什麼?」希西迦答道:「他們看到了我宮中的一切。我把國庫裡的一切都給他們看了。」

16 以賽亞對希西迦說:「你聽著,耶和華說, 17 『終有一天,你宮中的一切和你祖先積攢到現在的一切,必一件不留地被擄到巴比倫。這是耶和華說的。 18 你的子孫當中必有人被擄去,在巴比倫王的宮中做太監。』」 19 希西迦對以賽亞說:「耶和華藉你說的話很好。」因為他想:「至少我有生之年將平安穩妥。」

20 希西迦其他的事蹟和成就,包括怎樣建造水池和挖溝引水入城,都記在猶大的列王史上。 21 希西迦與祖先同眠後,他兒子瑪拿西繼位。

New American Standard Bible

2 Kings 20

Hezekiah’s Illness and Recovery

1In those days Hezekiah became [a]mortally ill. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.’” Then he turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, saying, “Remember now, O Lord, I beseech You, how I have walked before You in truth and with a whole heart and have done what is good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept [b]bitterly. Before Isaiah had gone out of the middle court, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Return and say to Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of your father David, “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord. I will add fifteen years to your [c]life, and I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.”’” Then Isaiah said, “Take a cake of figs.” And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.

Now Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “What will be the sign that the Lord will heal me, and that I shall go up to the house of the Lord the third day?” Isaiah said, “This shall be the sign to you from the Lord, that the Lord will do the thing that He has spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten steps or go back ten steps?” 10 So Hezekiah [d]answered, “It is easy for the shadow to decline ten steps; no, but let the shadow turn backward ten steps.” 11 Isaiah the prophet cried to the Lord, and He brought the shadow on the [e]stairway back ten steps by which it had gone down on the [f]stairway of Ahaz.

Hezekiah Shows Babylon His Treasures

12 At that time [g]Berodach-baladan a son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that Hezekiah had been sick. 13 Hezekiah listened to them, and showed them all his treasure house, the silver and the gold and the spices and the precious oil and the house of his armor and all that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his house nor in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them. 14 Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah and said to him, “What did these men say, and from where have they come to you?” And Hezekiah said, “They have come from a far country, from Babylon.” 15 He said, “What have they seen in your house?” So Hezekiah [h]answered, “They have seen all that is in my house; there is nothing among my treasuries that I have not shown them.”

16 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear the word of the Lord. 17 ‘Behold, the days are coming when all that is in your house, and all that your fathers have laid up in store to this day will be carried to Babylon; nothing shall be left,’ says the Lord. 18 ‘Some of your sons who shall issue from you, whom you will beget, will be taken away; and they will become officials in the palace of the king of Babylon.’” 19 Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The word of the Lord which you have spoken is good.” For he [i]thought, “Is it not so, if there will be peace and truth in my days?”

20 Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah and all his might, and how he made the pool and the conduit and brought water into the city, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 21 So Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and Manasseh his son became king in his place.

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Kings 20:1 Lit sick to the point of death
  2. 2 Kings 20:3 Lit great weeping
  3. 2 Kings 20:6 Lit days
  4. 2 Kings 20:10 Lit said
  5. 2 Kings 20:11 Lit steps
  6. 2 Kings 20:11 Lit steps
  7. 2 Kings 20:12 Many mss and ancient versions read Merodach-baladan; cf Is 39:1
  8. 2 Kings 20:15 Lit said
  9. 2 Kings 20:19 Lit said