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撒母耳記上 22

掃羅殘殺祭司

1大衛離開迦特,逃到亞杜蘭洞。他的兄弟和親屬知道後,都來到他那裡, 所有受壓迫的、負債的和心懷不滿的人都紛紛來投奔他。大衛就做了他們的首領,跟隨他的有四百多人。 後來,大衛到摩押的米斯巴去,請求摩押王收留他的父母,直到他明白上帝給他的安排為止。 大衛把父母留在了摩押王那裡。在大衛住堡壘期間,他的父母一直住在摩押。 迦得先知吩咐大衛離開堡壘回猶大去,大衛就動身前往哈列的樹林。

當時,掃羅正在基比亞的拉瑪,坐在垂絲柳下,手中拿著矛,臣僕侍立在左右。他得知大衛一行人的行蹤後, 就對左右的臣僕說:「便雅憫人啊,你們聽著!難道耶西的兒子會給你們田地和葡萄園嗎?他能立你們做千夫長和百夫長嗎? 為什麼你們一同謀害我?我的兒子跟耶西的兒子立約,沒有人告訴我。就是今天我的兒子鼓動我的臣僕來謀害我,也沒有人關心我,告訴我。」 以東人多益正站在掃羅的臣僕中,他說:「我在挪伯親眼看見耶西的兒子到了亞希突的兒子亞希米勒那裡。 10 亞希米勒為他求問耶和華,給他食物,還把非利士人歌利亞的刀給了他。」

11 於是,掃羅派人把挪伯的祭司——亞希突的兒子亞希米勒及其家人都召來。他們都來到王面前。 12 掃羅說:「亞希突的兒子,聽著!」亞希米勒答道:「我主啊,我在這裡。」 13 掃羅說:「你為什麼和耶西的兒子一同謀害我?你為什麼把食物和刀給他,又為他求問耶和華,使他像今天這樣背叛我,伺機害我呢?」 14 亞希米勒答道:「王的臣僕中有誰像大衛那樣忠心呢?他是王的女婿,又是王的護衛長,在王室中受尊重。 15 那也不是我第一次為他求問耶和華,求王不要因這事加罪於我或我的家人,因為我根本不知道謀反的事。」 16 王卻說:「亞希米勒啊,你和你全家都必死無疑!」 17 他就命令身旁的護衛,說:「把這些耶和華的祭司殺掉,因為他們跟大衛同謀,明知道大衛在潛逃,卻不來告訴我。」掃羅的臣僕不願意下手殺害耶和華的祭司。 18 掃羅就對多益說:「你去把祭司殺掉!」以東人多益就殺了他們。那天,他下手殺了八十五個穿細麻布以弗得的祭司。 19 他又把祭司城挪伯的男女老少、牛羊和驢全部殺掉。

20 只有亞希米勒的一個兒子亞比亞他逃出去,投奔了大衛。 21 亞比亞他把掃羅屠殺耶和華祭司的事告訴了大衛, 22 大衛說:「那天我見以東人多益在那裡,就知道他一定會告訴掃羅。是我連累了你父親一家。 23 你就放心留在我這裡,不要害怕,誰想殺你,就是想殺我。你在我這裡很安全。」

New International Reader's Version

1 Samuel 22

David at Adullam and Mizpah

1David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. His brothers and the other members of his family heard about it. So they went down to join him there. Everyone who was in trouble or owed money or was unhappy gathered around him. He became their commander. About 400 men were with him.

From there David went to Mizpah in Moab. He spoke to the king of Moab. He said, “Please let my father and mother come and stay with you. Let them stay until I learn what God will do for me.” So David left his parents with the king of Moab. They stayed with him as long as David was in his usual place of safety.

But the prophet Gad spoke to David. He said, “Don’t stay in your usual place of safety. Go into the land of Judah.” So David left and went to the forest of Hereth.

Saul Kills the Priests at Nob

Saul heard that the place where David and his men were hiding had been discovered. Saul was sitting under a tamarisk tree on the hill at Gibeah. He was holding his spear. All his officials were standing at his side. Saul said to them, “Men of Benjamin, listen to me! Do you think Jesse’s son will give all of you fields and vineyards? Do you think he’ll make some of you commanders of thousands of men? Do you think he’ll make the rest of you commanders of hundreds? Is that why all of you have joined together against me? No one tells me when my son makes a covenant with Jesse’s son. None of you is concerned about me. No one tells me that my son has stirred up Jesse’s son to hide and wait to attack me. But that’s exactly what’s happening now.”

Doeg was standing with Saul’s officials. He was from Edom. He said, “I saw Jesse’s son David come to Ahimelek at Nob. Ahimelek is the son of Ahitub. 10 Ahimelek asked the Lord a question for David. He also gave him food and the sword of Goliath, the Philistine.”

11 Then the king sent for the priest Ahimelek, the son of Ahitub. The king also sent for all the men in his family. They were the priests at Nob. All of them came to the king. 12 Saul said, “Son of Ahitub, listen to me.”

“Yes, master,” he answered.

13 Saul said to him, “Why have you and Jesse’s son joined together against me? Why did you give him bread and a sword? Why did you ask God a question for him? Now he has turned against me. He is hiding and waiting to attack me right now.”

14 Ahimelek answered the king, “David is faithful to you. In fact, he’s more faithful to you than anyone else who serves you. He’s your own son-in-law. He’s the captain of your own personal guards. He’s highly respected by everyone in your palace. 15 Was that day the first time I asked God a question for him? Of course not! Please don’t bring charges against me. Please don’t bring charges against anyone in my family. I don’t know anything at all about this whole matter.”

16 But the king said, “Ahimelek, you will certainly be put to death. You and your whole family will be put to death.”

17 Then the king gave an order to the guards at his side. He said, “Go and kill the priests of the Lord. They are on David’s side too. They knew he was running away from me. And they didn’t even tell me.”

But the king’s officials wouldn’t raise a hand to strike down the priests of the Lord.

18 Then the king ordered Doeg, “You go and strike down the priests.” So Doeg, the Edomite, went and struck them down. That day he killed 85 priests who wore linen aprons. 19 He also killed the people of Nob with his sword. Nob was a town where priests lived. Doeg killed its men and women. He killed its children and babies. He also destroyed its cattle, donkeys and sheep.

20 But Abiathar, a son of Ahimelek, escaped. Ahimelek was the son of Ahitub. Abiathar ran away and joined David. 21 He told David that Saul had killed the priests of the Lord. 22 Then David said to Abiathar, “One day I was at Nob. I saw Doeg, the Edomite, there. I knew he would be sure to tell Saul. Your whole family has been killed. And I’m responsible for it. 23 So stay with me. Don’t be afraid. The man who wants to kill you wants to kill me too. You will be safe with me.”