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撒母耳記下 21

基遍人向掃羅家復仇

1在大衛執政期間,連續有三年饑荒,大衛就求問耶和華。耶和華說:「發生這饑荒是因為掃羅一家人的血債,他們殺害了基遍人。」 原來基遍人不是以色列人,他們是亞摩利人的遺民。以色列人曾起誓不傷害他們,但掃羅為以色列人和猶大人發熱心,試圖剷除基遍人。大衛就召來基遍人, 問他們:「我可以為你們做些什麼來贖罪,使你們願意祝福耶和華的子民[a]呢?」 基遍人答道:「金銀不能解決我們和掃羅一家人的問題,我們也不想處死任何以色列人。」大衛說:「你們要我怎麼辦?」 他們說:「掃羅曾試圖滅絕我們,把我們從以色列境內剷除。 請你把掃羅的七個子孫交給我們。耶和華選立了掃羅,我們就在耶和華面前把他們吊死在掃羅的家鄉基比亞城。」王說:「我必把他們交給你們。」

大衛王因為與掃羅的兒子約拿單在耶和華面前起過誓,就沒有把掃羅的孫子、約拿單的兒子米非波設交出來。 他把埃亞的女兒利斯巴為掃羅所生的兩個兒子亞摩尼、米非波設和掃羅女兒米拉為米何拉人巴西萊的兒子亞得列所生的五個兒子交給基遍人。 基遍人在耶和華面前把他們七人吊死在山上,那時正好是收割大麥的時候。

10 掃羅的嬪妃、埃亞的女兒利斯巴在一塊磐石上用麻布搭了一座棚看屍。她白天不讓飛鳥靠近,夜間不容野獸走近,從開始收割大麥,一直守到降下雨來。 11 大衛知道這件事以後, 12 就去基列·雅比人那裡把掃羅和約拿單的骸骨運來。從前非利士人在基利波殺死掃羅和約拿單,把他們的屍體掛在伯珊的廣場,後來基列·雅比人把屍體偷走了。 13 大衛運回掃羅和約拿單的骸骨,又收殮了掃羅那七個子孫的骸骨。 14 眾人按照大衛的吩咐,把掃羅和約拿單的骸骨埋葬在掃羅父親基士的墓裡,在便雅憫境內的洗拉。此後,上帝垂聽了人們為國家的禱告。

與非利士人交戰

15 以色列人又和非利士人交戰,大衛親自出征。在他十分疲倦的時候, 16 一個名叫以實·比諾的巨人佩戴新刀,手拿三公斤半重的銅矛,衝上來要殺他。 17 洗魯雅的兒子亞比篩趕來救駕,殺死了非利士巨人。這事以後,大衛的部下向他起誓說:「你絕不可再跟我們一起出戰,免得以色列的燈熄滅。」 18 後來,以色列人和非利士人在歌伯打仗,戶沙人西比該殺了另一個非利士巨人撒弗。 19 在同一個地方,伯利恆人雅雷俄珥金的兒子伊勒哈難又殺了迦特人歌利亞。歌利亞的長矛粗如織布機的軸。 20 在迦特的一次交戰中,有一個非利士巨人每隻手腳各有六個手指和腳趾,共二十四個手指和腳趾。 21 他向以色列人罵陣,大衛的哥哥示米亞的兒子約拿單就殺了他。 22 這四個迦特巨人的後裔都死在大衛和他的部下手裡。

Notas al pie

  1. 21·3 子民」希伯來文是「產業」。

New International Reader's Version

2 Samuel 21

David Makes Things Right for the People of Gibeon

1For three years in a row there wasn’t enough food in the land. That was while David was king. So David asked the Lord why he wasn’t blessing his people. The Lord said, “It is because Saul and his family committed murder. He put the people of Gibeon to death.”

The people of Gibeon weren’t a part of Israel. Instead, they were some of the Amorites who were still left alive. The Israelites had promised to spare them. But Saul had tried to put an end to them. That’s because he wanted to make Israel and Judah strong. So now King David sent for the people of Gibeon and spoke to them. He asked them, “What would you like me to do for you? How can I make up for the wrong things that were done to you? I want you to be able to pray that the Lord will once again bless his land.”

The people of Gibeon answered him. They said, “No amount of silver or gold can make up for what Saul and his family did to us. And we can’t put anyone in Israel to death.”

“What do you want me to do for you?” David asked.

They answered the king, “Saul nearly destroyed us. He made plans to wipe us out. We don’t have anywhere to live in Israel. So let seven of the males in his family line be given to us. We’ll kill them. We’ll put their dead bodies out in the open in the sight of the Lord. We’ll do it at Gibeah of Saul. Saul was the Lord’s chosen king.”

So King David said, “I’ll give seven males to you.”

The king spared Mephibosheth. He was the son of Jonathan and the grandson of Saul. David had made a promise in front of the Lord. He had promised to be kind to Jonathan and the family line of his father Saul. But the king chose Armoni and another Mephibosheth. They were the two sons of Aiah’s daughter Rizpah. Saul was their father. The king also chose the five sons of Saul’s daughter Merab. Adriel, the son of Barzillai, was their father. Adriel was from Meholah. King David handed them over to the people of Gibeon. They killed them. They put their dead bodies out in the open on a hill in the sight of the Lord. All seven of them died together. They were put to death during the first days of the harvest. It happened just when people were beginning to harvest the barley.

10 Aiah’s daughter Rizpah took some rough cloth people wear when they’re sad. She spread it out for herself on a rock. She stayed there from the beginning of the harvest until it rained. The rain poured down from the sky on the dead bodies of the seven males. She didn’t let the birds touch them by day. She didn’t let the wild animals touch them at night. 11 Someone told David what Rizpah had done. She was Aiah’s daughter and Saul’s concubine. 12 David went and got the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan. He got them from the citizens of Jabesh Gilead. They had stolen their bodies from the main street in Beth Shan. That’s where the Philistines had hung their bodies up on the city wall. They had done it after they struck Saul down on Mount Gilboa. 13 David brought the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan from Jabesh Gilead. The bones of the seven males who had been killed and put out in the open were also gathered up.

14 The bones of Saul and his son Jonathan were buried in the tomb of Saul’s father Kish. The tomb was at Zela in the territory of Benjamin. Everything the king commanded was done. After that, God answered prayer and blessed the land.

Wars Against the Philistines

15 Once again there was a battle between the Philistines and Israel. David went down with his men to fight against the Philistines. He became very tired. 16 Ishbi-Benob belonged to the family line of Rapha. The tip of his bronze spear weighed seven and a half pounds. He was also armed with a new sword. He said he would kill David. 17 But Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, came to save David. He struck down the Philistine and killed him. Then David’s men made a promise. They said to David, “We never want you to go out with us to battle again. You are the lamp of Israel’s kingdom. We want that lamp to keep on burning brightly.”

18 There was another battle against the Philistines. It took place at Gob. At that time Sibbekai killed Saph. Sibbekai was a Hushathite. Saph was from the family line of Rapha.

19 In another battle against the Philistines at Gob, Elhanan killed Goliath’s brother. Elhanan was the son of Jair from Bethlehem. Goliath was from the city of Gath. His spear was as big as a weaver’s rod.

20 There was still another battle. It took place at Gath. A huge man lived there. He had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot. So the total number of his toes and fingers was 24. He was also from the family of Rapha. 21 He made fun of Israel. So Jonathan killed him. Jonathan was the son of David’s brother Shimeah.

22 Those four Philistine men lived in Gath. They were from the family line of Rapha. David and his men killed them.