Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

歷代志上 18

大衛的勝利

1後來,大衛打敗並征服了非利士人,奪取了迦特及其周圍的村莊。 他又打敗了摩押人,使他們稱臣、進貢。 瑣巴王哈大底謝出來要鞏固他在幼發拉底河一帶的權勢,大衛打敗了他,一直攻到哈馬, 俘獲一千輛戰車、七千騎兵、兩萬步兵,砍斷拉戰車的馬匹的蹄筋,只留下夠拉一百輛戰車的馬匹。 大馬士革的亞蘭人前來支援瑣巴王哈大底謝,大衛殺了他們兩萬二千人, 還派軍駐守亞蘭國的大馬士革,亞蘭人臣服大衛,向他進貢。耶和華使大衛無往而不勝。 大衛奪走哈大底謝侍從的金盾牌,帶回耶路撒冷, 又從哈大底謝統治的提巴和均兩座城中奪走大量的銅。後來所羅門用這些銅製造銅海、銅柱及各種銅器。

哈馬王陀烏聽說大衛打敗瑣巴王哈大底謝全軍, 10 就派兒子哈多蘭帶著許多金銀銅器去朝見大衛王,向他請安,祝賀他打敗了哈大底謝。因為陀烏常常和哈大底謝交戰。 11 於是,大衛把這些器皿和他從以東、摩押、亞捫、非利士和亞瑪力各國奪來的金銀都分別出來,奉獻給耶和華。

12 洗魯雅的兒子亞比篩在鹽谷擊殺了一萬八千名以東人。 13 大衛在以東駐兵,以東人都臣服他。耶和華使他無往而不勝。

14 大衛在全以色列秉公行義,治理百姓。 15 那時,洗魯雅的兒子約押做元帥,亞希律的兒子約沙法做史官, 16 亞希突的兒子撒督和亞比亞他的兒子亞希米勒做祭司長,沙威沙做書記, 17 耶何耶大的兒子比拿雅統管基利提人和比利提人。大衛王的眾子都在他左右做首領。

The Message

1 Chronicles 18

David Fights

1In the days that followed, David struck hard at the Philistines, bringing them to their knees, captured Gath, and took control of the surrounding countryside.

He also fought and defeated Moab. The Moabites came under David’s rule and paid regular tribute.

3-4 On his way to restore his sovereignty at the Euphrates River, David defeated Hadadezer king of Zobah (over toward Hamath). David captured a thousand chariots, seven thousand cavalry, and twenty thousand infantry from him. He hamstrung all the chariot horses, but saved back a hundred.

5-6 When the Arameans from Damascus came to the aid of Hadadezer king of Zobah, David killed twenty-two thousand of them. David set up a puppet government in Aram-Damascus. The Arameans became subjects of David and were forced to bring tribute. God gave victory to David wherever he marched.

7-8 David plundered the gold shields that belonged to the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem. He also looted Tebah and Cun, cities of Hadadezer, of a huge quantity of bronze that Solomon later used to make the Great Bronze Sea, the Pillars, and bronze equipment in The Temple.

9-11 Tou king of Hamath heard that David had struck down the entire army of Hadadezer king of Zobah. He sent his son Hadoram to King David to greet and congratulate him for fighting and defeating Hadadezer. Tou and Hadadezer were old enemies. Hadoram brought David various things made of silver, gold, and bronze. King David consecrated these things along with the silver and gold that he had plundered from other nations: Edom, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, and Amalek.

12-13 Abishai son of Zeruiah fought and defeated the Edomites in the Valley of Salt—eighteen thousand of them. He set up a puppet government in Edom and the Edomites became subjects under David.

God gave David victory wherever he marched.

14-17 Thus David ruled over all of Israel. He ruled well, fair and evenhanded in all his duties and relationships.

Joab son of Zeruiah was head of the army;

Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was in charge of public records;

Zadok son of Ahitub and Abimelech son of Abiathar were priests;

Shavsha was secretary;

Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the special forces, the Kerethites and Pelethites;

And David’s sons held high positions, close to the king.