Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

撒母耳記下 19

約押勸告大衛

1有人告訴約押,說:「王在為押沙龍哀傷痛哭。」 士兵們聽說王為押沙龍哀痛,勝利的歡騰頓時變為一片哀愁。 那一天,眾人都靜悄悄地回城去,好像敗兵一樣羞愧萬分。 王仍掩面痛哭:「我兒押沙龍啊!押沙龍!我兒!我兒啊!」 約押就進到屋裡,對王說:「你的僕人們救了你和你妻妾兒女的性命,你今天卻使他們感到羞愧。 仇視你的人,你倒去愛他;那些愛你的人,你反憎惡他們。這表明我王的心中根本沒有我們這些將領和部下。我想,要是死去的不是押沙龍而是我們,你就高興了。 你現在應該出去安撫士兵們。我憑耶和華起誓,如果你不這樣做,今天晚上必無一人再追隨你。那將是你一生所遭遇的最大災難!」 於是王出去坐在城門口,眾人聽說後,都來到他面前。這時,跟隨押沙龍的以色列人都各自逃回家去了。

大衛返回耶路撒冷

以色列各支派的人都在紛紛議論:「王曾把我們從眾仇敵和非利士人手中救出來。如今他為了躲避押沙龍而逃離本國。 10 我們膏立為王的押沙龍已經死了,為什麼無人說請王回來呢?」

11 大衛王派人去對祭司撒督和亞比亞他說:「你們去問猶大的長老,『全以色列已經準備迎接王回宮,你們為什麼遲遲沒有反應? 12 你們是王的弟兄,是王的骨肉,為什麼遲遲沒有迎接王回宮?』 13 你們也要對亞瑪撒說,『你是我的骨肉,要是我不立你為元帥取代約押,願上帝重重地處罰我。』」 14 王的這番話打動了所有猶大人的心,他們派人去請王和王的臣僕回來。

15 王便啟程回宮。他來到約旦河時,猶大人都到吉甲來迎接他,要護送他過河。 16 來自巴戶琳的便雅憫人基拉的兒子示每也急忙跟著猶大人趕來迎接大衛王, 17 有一千便雅憫人跟示每一起去迎接大衛王。掃羅的僕人洗巴帶著十五個兒子和二十個僕人也趕到約旦河。 18 他們渡到河對面幫助王的家眷過河,為王效勞。王正要過河的時候,基拉的兒子示每就俯伏在他面前, 19 說:「求我主饒恕僕人的罪過!僕人在我主我王離開耶路撒冷時所犯的罪,求我王不要記在心上。 20 僕人自知有罪,所以今天我是整個約瑟家族中第一個迎接我主我王的人。」 21 洗魯雅的兒子亞比篩說:「示每曾經咒罵耶和華所膏立的君王,難道不應該處死他嗎?」 22 大衛說:「洗魯雅的兒子,你為何這樣說話?你今天是在跟我作對。今天在以色列怎麼可以處死人呢?難道我不知道今天我是以色列的王嗎?」 23 於是大衛起誓不殺示每。

24 掃羅的孫子米非波設也來迎接王。從王離開那天,直到大衛平安回來之日,他沒有修過腳,沒有剃過鬍子,也沒有洗過衣服。 25 他到耶路撒冷來迎接王,王問他:「米非波設,當時你為什麼不跟我一起走呢?」 26 米非波設答道:「我主我王,我是瘸腿的,我本想預備一頭驢騎著與我王同去,是我的僕人洗巴欺騙了我。 27 他在我主我王面前譭謗我。我主我王就像上帝的天使,請王定奪。 28 我父全家在我主我王面前都是該死的,但王卻讓我與王同席吃飯,我還能向王要求什麼呢?」 29 王對他說:「不要再提這事了,我決定讓你和洗巴平分土地。」 30 米非波設說:「把土地都給他吧,我主我王平安地回來就好了。」

31 基列人巴西萊也從羅基琳下來護送王過約旦河,然後送王上路。 32 那時,巴西萊已經是八十高齡了。王留在瑪哈念的時候,他曾供應王食物,因為他非常富有。 33 王對巴西萊說:「你跟我一同回耶路撒冷,我會照顧你。」 34 巴西萊說:「我何必跟王一同去耶路撒冷呢?我還能活多久呢? 35 我已經八十歲了,美醜難分,食不知味,樂不辨音,何必為我主我王添麻煩呢? 36 僕人只不過是陪王過約旦河,王何必給我這麼大的賞賜呢? 37 請准我回去,我好死在故鄉,葬在父母的墓旁。這裡有王的僕人金罕,讓他跟我主我王一起去。你看怎麼好,就怎麼對待他吧。」 38 王說:「金罕可以跟我去,我會照你的心願待他。無論你有什麼要求,我都會答應你。」 39 王和眾人過了約旦河以後,就親吻巴西萊,為他祝福。巴西萊返回了家鄉。

40 王過河後,來到吉甲,金罕跟隨著他。護送王的有猶大的士兵和半數的以色列士兵。 41 後來,所有的以色列人來見大衛,說:「為什麼我們的弟兄猶大人偷偷地送王、王的家眷和王的部下渡河?」 42 猶大人答道:「我們這樣做是因為王是我們的親族。你們為什麼生氣呢?難道我們吃了王的供應,得了什麼禮物嗎?」 43 以色列人說:「但我們以色列人十個支派和王有十份的情分,你們為什麼輕視我們?難道不是我們首先提出要請王回來的嗎?」

但猶大人的態度比以色列人還要強硬。

King James Version

2 Samuel 19

1And it was told Joab, Behold, the king weepeth and mourneth for Absalom.

And the victory that day was turned into mourning unto all the people: for the people heard say that day how the king was grieved for his son.

And the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.

But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;

In that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.

Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the Lord, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.

Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told unto all the people, saying, Behold, the king doth sit in the gate. And all the people came before the king: for Israel had fled every man to his tent.

And all the people were at strife throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, The king saved us out of the hand of our enemies, and he delivered us out of the hand of the Philistines; and now he is fled out of the land for Absalom.

10 And Absalom, whom we anointed over us, is dead in battle. Now therefore why speak ye not a word of bringing the king back?

11 And king David sent to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, saying, Speak unto the elders of Judah, saying, Why are ye the last to bring the king back to his house? seeing the speech of all Israel is come to the king, even to his house.

12 Ye are my brethren, ye are my bones and my flesh: wherefore then are ye the last to bring back the king?

13 And say ye to Amasa, Art thou not of my bone, and of my flesh? God do so to me, and more also, if thou be not captain of the host before me continually in the room of Joab.

14 And he bowed the heart of all the men of Judah, even as the heart of one man; so that they sent this word unto the king, Return thou, and all thy servants.

15 So the king returned, and came to Jordan. And Judah came to Gilgal, to go to meet the king, to conduct the king over Jordan.

16 And Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite, which was of Bahurim, hasted and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David.

17 And there were a thousand men of Benjamin with him, and Ziba the servant of the house of Saul, and his fifteen sons and his twenty servants with him; and they went over Jordan before the king.

18 And there went over a ferry boat to carry over the king's household, and to do what he thought good. And Shimei the son of Gera fell down before the king, as he was come over Jordan;

19 And said unto the king, Let not my lord impute iniquity unto me, neither do thou remember that which thy servant did perversely the day that my lord the king went out of Jerusalem, that the king should take it to his heart.

20 For thy servant doth know that I have sinned: therefore, behold, I am come the first this day of all the house of Joseph to go down to meet my lord the king.

21 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered and said, Shall not Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the Lord's anointed?

22 And David said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah, that ye should this day be adversaries unto me? shall there any man be put to death this day in Israel? for do not I know that I am this day king over Israel?

23 Therefore the king said unto Shimei, Thou shalt not die. And the king sware unto him.

24 And Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king, and had neither dressed his feet, nor trimmed his beard, nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came again in peace.

25 And it came to pass, when he was come to Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king said unto him, Wherefore wentest not thou with me, Mephibosheth?

26 And he answered, My lord, O king, my servant deceived me: for thy servant said, I will saddle me an ass, that I may ride thereon, and go to the king; because thy servant is lame.

27 And he hath slandered thy servant unto my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God: do therefore what is good in thine eyes.

28 For all of my father's house were but dead men before my lord the king: yet didst thou set thy servant among them that did eat at thine own table. What right therefore have I yet to cry any more unto the king?

29 And the king said unto him, Why speakest thou any more of thy matters? I have said, Thou and Ziba divide the land.

30 And Mephibosheth said unto the king, Yea, let him take all, forasmuch as my lord the king is come again in peace unto his own house.

31 And Barzillai the Gileadite came down from Rogelim, and went over Jordan with the king, to conduct him over Jordan.

32 Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even fourscore years old: and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim; for he was a very great man.

33 And the king said unto Barzillai, Come thou over with me, and I will feed thee with me in Jerusalem.

34 And Barzillai said unto the king, How long have I to live, that I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem?

35 I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?

36 Thy servant will go a little way over Jordan with the king: and why should the king recompense it me with such a reward?

37 Let thy servant, I pray thee, turn back again, that I may die in mine own city, and be buried by the grave of my father and of my mother. But behold thy servant Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king; and do to him what shall seem good unto thee.

38 And the king answered, Chimham shall go over with me, and I will do to him that which shall seem good unto thee: and whatsoever thou shalt require of me, that will I do for thee.

39 And all the people went over Jordan. And when the king was come over, the king kissed Barzillai, and blessed him; and he returned unto his own place.

40 Then the king went on to Gilgal, and Chimham went on with him: and all the people of Judah conducted the king, and also half the people of Israel.

41 And, behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said unto the king, Why have our brethren the men of Judah stolen thee away, and have brought the king, and his household, and all David's men with him, over Jordan?

42 And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin to us: wherefore then be ye angry for this matter? have we eaten at all of the king's cost? or hath he given us any gift?

43 And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.