Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

撒母耳記下 5

大衛統治全以色列

1以色列各支派都來希伯崙見大衛,對他說:「我們是你的骨肉同胞。 從前掃羅做王的時候,率領以色列人出征打仗的是你,耶和華也曾應許讓你做祂以色列子民的牧者和首領。」 以色列的長老都到希伯崙見大衛王,大衛與他們在耶和華面前立約,他們膏立大衛做以色列的王。 大衛三十歲登基,執政共四十年。 他在希伯崙統治猶大七年半,在耶路撒冷統治以色列和猶大三十三年。

大衛率領軍隊來到耶路撒冷,要攻打那裡的耶布斯人。耶布斯人對大衛說:「你攻不進來,就連我們這裡的瞎子、瘸子都可以把你趕走。」他們以為大衛攻不進去。 結果大衛的軍隊攻取了錫安的堡壘,即後來的大衛城。 那天,大衛下令軍隊從地下水道爬進城去,攻打那些「瞎子、瘸子」,他憎惡這些耶布斯人。後來便有一句俗語:「瞎子、瘸子不得進殿!」 大衛住在錫安的堡壘裡,並稱之為大衛城,他又從米羅興建環城圍牆。 10 大衛日漸強盛,因為萬軍之上帝耶和華與他同在。

11 泰爾王希蘭差遣使者帶著香柏木、木匠和石匠去為大衛建造宮殿。 12 那時,大衛知道耶和華已立他做以色列王,並因祂以色列子民的緣故而使他國家興旺。

13 大衛從希伯崙遷到耶路撒冷以後,又選立妃嬪,生了更多的兒女。 14 以下是他在耶路撒冷生的兒子:沙姆亞、朔罷、拿單、所羅門、 15 益轄、以利書亞、尼斐、雅非亞、 16 以利沙瑪、以利雅大和以利法列。

大衛戰勝非利士人

17 非利士人聽說大衛已被膏立為以色列王,就全軍出動,要搜尋大衛。大衛得到消息便退到堅城裡。 18 非利士人大軍壓境,散佈在利乏音谷。 19 大衛求問耶和華:「我可以去迎戰非利士人嗎?你會把他們交在我手裡嗎?」耶和華說:「去吧,我必把他們交在你手裡。」 20 大衛前往巴力·毗拉心,在那裡打敗了敵人。他說:「耶和華像洪水決堤一樣為我沖垮了仇敵。」於是他稱那地方為巴力·毗拉心[a] 21 大衛和他的軍隊帶走了非利士人所丟棄的神像。

22 後來非利士人又捲土重來,散佈在利乏音谷。 23 大衛又求問耶和華,耶和華說:「你不要正面出擊,要繞到他們後面,從桑林對面攻打他們。 24 當你聽見桑樹梢上響起腳步聲時,就要快速進攻,因為那表示耶和華已在你前頭去攻擊非利士的軍隊了。」 25 大衛遵命而行,打敗非利士人,由迦巴一直殺到基色。

Notas al pie

  1. 5·20 巴力·毗拉心」意思是「沖垮之主」。

The Message

2 Samuel 5

11-2 Before long all the tribes of Israel approached David in Hebron and said, “Look at us—your own flesh and blood! In time past when Saul was our king, you were the one who really ran the country. Even then God said to you, ‘You will shepherd my people Israel and you’ll be the prince.’”

All the leaders of Israel met with King David at Hebron, and the king made a treaty with them in the presence of God. And so they anointed David king over Israel.

4-5 David was thirty years old when he became king, and ruled for forty years. In Hebron he ruled Judah for seven and a half years. In Jerusalem he ruled all Israel and Judah for thirty-three years.

David and his men immediately set out for Jerusalem to take on the Jebusites, who lived in that country. But they said, “You might as well go home! Even the blind and the lame could keep you out. You can’t get in here!” They had convinced themselves that David couldn’t break through.

7-8 But David went right ahead and captured the fortress of Zion, known ever since as the City of David. That day David said, “To get the best of these Jebusites, one must target the water system, not to mention this so-called lame and blind bunch that David hates.” (In fact, he was so sick and tired of it, people coined the expression, “No lame and blind allowed in the palace.”)

9-10 David made the fortress city his home and named it “City of David.” He developed the city from the outside terraces inward. David proceeded with a longer stride, a larger embrace since the God-of-the-Angel-Armies was with him.

11-12 It was at this time that Hiram, king of Tyre, sent messengers to David, along with timbers of cedar. He also sent carpenters and masons to build a house for David. David took this as a sign that God had confirmed him as king of Israel, giving his kingship world prominence for the sake of Israel, his people.

13-16 David took on more concubines and wives from Jerusalem after he left Hebron. And more sons and daughters were born to him. These are the names of those born to him in Jerusalem:

Shammua,
Shobab,
Nathan,
Solomon,
Ibhar,
Elishua,
Nepheg,
Japhia,
Elishama,
Eliada,
Eliphelet.

17-18 When the Philistines got word that David had been made king over all Israel, they came on the hunt for him. David heard of it and went down to the stronghold. When the Philistines arrived, they deployed their forces in Raphaim Valley.

19 Then David prayed to God: “Shall I go up and fight the Philistines? Will you help me beat them?”

20-21 “Go up,” God replied. “Count on me. I’ll help you beat them.”

David then went straight to Baal Perazim, and smashed them to pieces. Afterward David said, “God exploded on my enemies like a gush of water.” That’s why David named the place Baal Perazim (The-Master-Who-Explodes). The retreating Philistines dumped their idols, and David and his soldiers took them away.

22-23 Later there was a repeat performance. The Philistines came up again and deployed their troops in the Rephaim Valley. David again prayed to God.

23-24 This time God said, “Don’t attack them head-on. Instead, circle around behind them and ambush them from the grove of sacred trees. When you hear the sound of shuffling in the trees, get ready to move out. It’s a signal that God is going ahead of you to smash the Philistine camp.”

25 David did exactly what God told him. He routed the Philistines all the way from Gibeon to Gezer.