Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

撒母耳記上 5

約櫃在非利士人手中

1非利士人將擄來的上帝的約櫃從以便以謝抬到亞實突城, 把它抬進大袞廟,放在大袞神像旁邊。 第二天早上,亞實突人起來,發現大袞神像倒在耶和華的約櫃前,面伏於地,他們就把大袞神像扶起來,放回原處。 次日早上起來,他們又發現大袞神像倒在耶和華的約櫃前,面伏於地,頭和雙手都在門檻處折斷了,只剩下軀幹。 因此,大袞的祭司和所有進亞實突 大袞廟的人至今都不踏廟的門檻。 耶和華重重地懲罰亞實突及附近村莊的居民,使他們都患上毒瘡。 亞實突人見此情形,就說:「以色列上帝的約櫃不能留在我們這裡,因為上帝重重地懲罰我們和我們的大袞神。」 亞實突人召集了非利士所有的首領,問他們:「我們如何處理以色列上帝的約櫃?」他們答道:「把它送到迦特去。」於是,眾人把以色列上帝的約櫃送到迦特。 約櫃抵達迦特的時候,耶和華攻擊那城,使那裡的男女老少都患了毒瘡,全城驚恐不已。 10 於是,他們把約櫃送往以革倫。以革倫的人看見上帝的約櫃到了,就驚叫道:「他們把以色列上帝的約櫃帶來是要害死我們和我們的人民!」 11 他們派人召集非利士的首領,說:「把以色列上帝的約櫃送回原處吧,免得它殺害我們和我們的人民。」因為上帝重重地懲罰他們,全城都籠罩在死亡的恐懼中。 12 那些沒有死的人都飽受毒瘡的折磨,城中的哭喊聲上達於天。

Amplified Bible

1 Samuel 5

Capture of the Ark Provokes God

1Then the Philistines took the ark of God, and they brought it from Ebenezer to [a]Ashdod. They took the ark of God and brought it into the house of Dagon and set it beside [the image of] Dagon [their chief idol]. When the people of Ashdod got up early the next day, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord. So they took Dagon and returned him to his place. But when they got up early the next morning, behold, Dagon had [again] fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord, and his head and both palms of his hands were [lying] cut off on the threshold; only the trunk [portion] of [the idol of] Dagon was left on him. This is the reason neither the priests of Dagon nor any who enter Dagon’s house step on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.

Then the hand of the Lord was heavy on the people of Ashdod, and He caused them to be dumbfounded and struck them with [b]tumors, both Ashdod and its territory. When the men of Ashdod saw what had happened, they said, “The ark of the God of Israel must not remain with us, for His hand is heavy on us and on Dagon our god.” So they sent word and gathered all the lords (governors) of the Philistines to them and said, “What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel?” They answered, “Let the ark of the God of Israel be brought around to [c]Gath.” So they took the ark of the God of Israel there. But it happened that after they had taken it to Gath, the hand of the Lord was against the city, causing an extremely great panic [because of the deaths from the plague], for He struck the people of the city, both young and old, and tumors broke out on them. 10 So they sent the ark of God to [d]Ekron. And as the ark of God came to Ekron, the Ekronites cried out, “They have brought the ark of the God of Israel [from Gath] to [e]us, to kill us and [f]our people.” 11 So they sent word and gathered all the lords of the Philistines and said, “Send away the ark of the God of Israel; let it be returned to its own place, so that it will not kill us and our people.” For there was a deadly panic throughout the city; the hand of God was very heavy (severe) there. 12 The men who had not died were stricken with tumors and the cry of the city [for help] went up to heaven.

Notas al pie

  1. 1 Samuel 5:1 One of the five major Philistine cities.
  2. 1 Samuel 5:6 It is possible that this was a type of bubonic plague or infection spread by rats (or fleas hosted by rats), as intimated in 6:4f.
  3. 1 Samuel 5:8 Gath was another major Philistine city and the home of their giant warrior, Goliath. Faced with the humiliation of surrendering the ark to Israel, the Philistine governors decided instead to treat it like a dangerous “hot potato” and simply get rid of it by sending it to another city.
  4. 1 Samuel 5:10 A major Philistine city north of Ashdod and near the territory of Israel.
  5. 1 Samuel 5:10 Lit me.
  6. 1 Samuel 5:10 Lit my.