Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

撒母耳記下 1

大衛得知掃羅的死訊

1大衛戰勝了亞瑪力人之後便回到洗革拉,在那裡住了兩天。那時掃羅已經死了。 第三天,有一個衣服撕裂、頭蒙灰塵的人從掃羅軍營中跑到大衛面前,俯伏下拜。 大衛問他:「你從哪裡來?」那人答道:「我是從以色列軍營逃出來的。」 大衛說:「請告訴我那邊的情況。」他說:「以色列軍潰逃,傷亡慘重,掃羅和他兒子約拿單都死了!」 大衛又問報信的青年:「你怎麼知道掃羅和他兒子約拿單死了?」 青年說:「我偶然到基利波山,看見掃羅在那裡扶槍而立,敵人的戰車騎兵緊緊追來。 他回頭看到我,便呼喚我。我說,『我在這裡。』 他問我是什麼人。我告訴他我是亞瑪力人。 掃羅說他痛苦難當,卻又死不掉,要我殺了他。 10 我知道他身受重傷,必死無疑,就把他殺了,並取下他頭上的王冠和臂上的鐲子帶來獻給我主。」

11 大衛就撕裂衣服,他的隨從也撕裂衣服。 12 他們因掃羅、他的兒子約拿單和耶和華的子民——以色列同胞陣亡而悲哀痛哭,禁食直到黃昏。 13 大衛又問報信的青年:「你是哪裡的人?」他答道:「我是寄居在以色列的亞瑪力人。」 14 大衛說:「你怎麼敢下手殺耶和華所膏立的王? 15-16 你是咎由自取!因為你親口承認自己殺了耶和華所膏立的王。」大衛隨即命令一個年輕的隨從殺死他,隨從便殺死了他。

大衛的哀歌

17 大衛作了一首輓歌哀悼掃羅和他兒子約拿單, 18 並吩咐人教導猶大人唱這首弓歌。這首歌記在《雅煞珥書》上,歌詞說:

19 「以色列啊,
你榮耀的王伏屍山上,
偉大的勇士竟然倒下!
20 不要在迦特宣告,
不要在亞實基倫的街上傳揚,
免得非利士的婦女幸災樂禍,
免得未受割禮之人的女子歡喜雀躍。

21 「基利波山啊,願你沒有雨露,
你的田地不長獻祭用的五穀,
因為在那裡勇士的盾牌污跡斑斑,
掃羅的盾牌沒有抹油。

22 「約拿單的弓射敵無數,
掃羅的劍不殺強敵不收回。

23 「掃羅和約拿單深受愛戴,
生死不分離。
他們比鷹更敏捷,
比獅子還強壯。

24 「以色列的女子啊,
為掃羅哀哭吧!
他曾使你們衣服華美,
穿金戴銀。

25 「勇士竟戰死沙場!
約拿單竟伏屍山上!
26 我的兄弟約拿單啊,
我為你悲傷,
你對我情深義重,
你對我的愛勝過女人的戀情。

27 「偉大的勇士竟然倒下!
兵器竟然長埋!」

New Living Translation

2 Samuel 1

David Learns of Saul’s Death

1After the death of Saul, David returned from his victory over the Amalekites and spent two days in Ziklag. On the third day a man arrived from Saul’s army camp. He had torn his clothes and put dirt on his head to show that he was in mourning. He fell to the ground before David in deep respect.

“Where have you come from?” David asked.

“I escaped from the Israelite camp,” the man replied.

“What happened?” David demanded. “Tell me how the battle went.”

The man replied, “Our entire army fled from the battle. Many of the men are dead, and Saul and his son Jonathan are also dead.”

“How do you know Saul and Jonathan are dead?” David demanded of the young man.

The man answered, “I happened to be on Mount Gilboa, and there was Saul leaning on his spear with the enemy chariots and charioteers closing in on him. When he turned and saw me, he cried out for me to come to him. ‘How can I help?’ I asked him.

“He responded, ‘Who are you?’

“‘I am an Amalekite,’ I told him.

“Then he begged me, ‘Come over here and put me out of my misery, for I am in terrible pain and want to die.’

10 “So I killed him,” the Amalekite told David, “for I knew he couldn’t live. Then I took his crown and his armband, and I have brought them here to you, my lord.”

11 David and his men tore their clothes in sorrow when they heard the news. 12 They mourned and wept and fasted all day for Saul and his son Jonathan, and for the Lord’s army and the nation of Israel, because they had died by the sword that day.

13 Then David said to the young man who had brought the news, “Where are you from?”

And he replied, “I am a foreigner, an Amalekite, who lives in your land.”

14 “Why were you not afraid to kill the Lord’s anointed one?” David asked.

15 Then David said to one of his men, “Kill him!” So the man thrust his sword into the Amalekite and killed him. 16 “You have condemned yourself,” David said, “for you yourself confessed that you killed the Lord’s anointed one.”

David’s Song for Saul and Jonathan

17 Then David composed a funeral song for Saul and Jonathan, 18 and he commanded that it be taught to the people of Judah. It is known as the Song of the Bow, and it is recorded in The Book of Jashar.[a]

19 Your pride and joy, O Israel, lies dead on the hills!
    Oh, how the mighty heroes have fallen!
20 Don’t announce the news in Gath,
    don’t proclaim it in the streets of Ashkelon,
or the daughters of the Philistines will rejoice
    and the pagans will laugh in triumph.

21 O mountains of Gilboa,
    let there be no dew or rain upon you,
    nor fruitful fields producing offerings of grain.[b]
For there the shield of the mighty heroes was defiled;
    the shield of Saul will no longer be anointed with oil.
22 The bow of Jonathan was powerful,
    and the sword of Saul did its mighty work.
They shed the blood of their enemies
    and pierced the bodies of mighty heroes.

23 How beloved and gracious were Saul and Jonathan!
    They were together in life and in death.
They were swifter than eagles,
    stronger than lions.
24 O women of Israel, weep for Saul,
for he dressed you in luxurious scarlet clothing,
    in garments decorated with gold.

25 Oh, how the mighty heroes have fallen in battle!
    Jonathan lies dead on the hills.
26 How I weep for you, my brother Jonathan!
    Oh, how much I loved you!
And your love for me was deep,
    deeper than the love of women!

27 Oh, how the mighty heroes have fallen!
    Stripped of their weapons, they lie dead.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:18 Or The Book of the Upright.
  2. 1:21 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.