歷代志上 29 – CCBT & NIV

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

歷代志上 29:1-30

為建殿而獻的禮物

1大衛王又對全體會眾說:「我兒所羅門是上帝特別揀選的,但他還年輕,缺乏經驗。建殿的工程浩大,因為這殿不是為人造的,乃是為耶和華上帝造的。 2我已竭盡所能為我上帝的殿預備了製作金器、銀器、銅器、鐵器和木器所需的金銀銅鐵及木頭,還有大量的瑪瑙、鑲嵌用的寶石、彩石、大理石及其他貴重的石頭。 3而且,我因為愛慕我上帝的殿,除了預備以上物品外,還把自己珍藏的金銀獻上,用來建造我上帝的殿。 4我獻上一百噸俄斐金、二百四十噸純銀,用來貼殿牆, 5供匠人製作金器銀器。今天,有誰樂意向耶和華奉獻?」

6結果,各族長、以色列各支派的首領、千夫長、百夫長和負責王室事務的官員都樂意奉獻, 7他們為上帝的殿奉獻了一百七十噸金子,三百四十噸銀子,六百二十噸銅,三千四百噸鐵。 8有寶石的人都把寶石交到耶和華殿的庫房,由革順耶歇保管。 9因為他們誠心誠意地把東西獻給上帝,百姓歡喜不已,大衛王也非常歡喜。

大衛頌讚耶和華

10大衛在會眾面前頌讚耶和華,說:「我們先祖以色列的上帝耶和華啊,你永永遠遠當受頌讚! 11耶和華啊,偉大、權能、榮耀、尊貴和威嚴都是你的,天上地下的一切都是你的。耶和華啊,國度是你的,你是萬有的主宰。 12富貴和尊榮都從你而來,你掌管一切,你手中有權能和力量,能使人尊大、強盛。 13我們的上帝啊,我們稱頌你,讚美你榮耀的名。

14「我算什麼,我的人民算什麼,怎麼配向你奉獻?因為萬物都從你而來,我們只是把從你那裡得來的獻給你。 15我們在你面前只是客旅,是寄居的,像我們祖先一樣;我們在世的日子就像影子一樣轉瞬即逝。 16我們的上帝耶和華啊,我們為你的聖名建造殿宇所預備的這一切財物都是從你那裡來的,都屬於你。 17我的上帝啊,我知道你洞察人心,喜愛正直的人。我懷著正直的心甘願獻上這一切,我也看見你這裡的子民甘心樂意地將財物獻給你。 18我們祖先亞伯拉罕以撒以色列的上帝耶和華啊!求你使你的子民常存這樣的心志,使他們的心忠於你。 19求你賜給我兒所羅門忠誠的心,以遵行你的誡命、法度和律例,用我預備的材料全力建造殿宇。」

20大衛對全體會眾說:「你們要頌讚你們的上帝耶和華。」於是,全體會眾頌讚他們祖先的上帝耶和華,向耶和華和王俯伏下拜。

所羅門被立為王

21次日,他們向耶和華獻祭。他們代表全以色列獻上一千頭公牛、一千隻公綿羊、一千隻羊羔作燔祭,同時還獻上奠祭及許多其他祭。 22那一天,他們在耶和華面前歡歡喜喜地吃喝。

他們再次擁立大衛的兒子所羅門做王,在耶和華面前膏立他做首領,又膏立撒督做祭司。 23於是,所羅門登上了耶和華所賜的王位,接替他父親大衛做王。他凡事亨通,以色列眾人都服從他, 24眾首領、勇士以及大衛王的眾子都效忠於他。 25耶和華使所羅門倍受以色列人尊崇,賜他君王的威嚴,超過在他之前的所有以色列王。

大衛去世

26耶西的兒子大衛是全以色列的王, 27他在以色列執政共四十年:在希伯崙執政七年,在耶路撒冷執政三十三年。 28大衛年紀老邁,享盡富貴尊榮後,壽終正寢。他兒子所羅門繼位。 29大衛王一生的事蹟都記在撒母耳先見、拿單先知和迦得先見的史記上。 30書中記述了他的政績和英勇事蹟,以及他和以色列及列國所遭遇的事。

New International Version

1 Chronicles 29:1-30

Gifts for Building the Temple

1Then King David said to the whole assembly: “My son Solomon, the one whom God has chosen, is young and inexperienced. The task is great, because this palatial structure is not for man but for the Lord God. 2With all my resources I have provided for the temple of my God—gold for the gold work, silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron and wood for the wood, as well as onyx for the settings, turquoise,29:2 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain. stones of various colors, and all kinds of fine stone and marble—all of these in large quantities. 3Besides, in my devotion to the temple of my God I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the temple of my God, over and above everything I have provided for this holy temple: 4three thousand talents29:4 That is, about 110 tons or about 100 metric tons of gold (gold of Ophir) and seven thousand talents29:4 That is, about 260 tons or about 235 metric tons of refined silver, for the overlaying of the walls of the buildings, 5for the gold work and the silver work, and for all the work to be done by the craftsmen. Now, who is willing to consecrate themselves to the Lord today?”

6Then the leaders of families, the officers of the tribes of Israel, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, and the officials in charge of the king’s work gave willingly. 7They gave toward the work on the temple of God five thousand talents29:7 That is, about 190 tons or about 170 metric tons and ten thousand darics29:7 That is, about 185 pounds or about 84 kilograms of gold, ten thousand talents29:7 That is, about 380 tons or about 340 metric tons of silver, eighteen thousand talents29:7 That is, about 675 tons or about 610 metric tons of bronze and a hundred thousand talents29:7 That is, about 3,800 tons or about 3,400 metric tons of iron. 8Anyone who had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the temple of the Lord in the custody of Jehiel the Gershonite. 9The people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the Lord. David the king also rejoiced greatly.

David’s Prayer

10David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying,

“Praise be to you, Lord,

the God of our father Israel,

from everlasting to everlasting.

11Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power

and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,

for everything in heaven and earth is yours.

Yours, Lord, is the kingdom;

you are exalted as head over all.

12Wealth and honor come from you;

you are the ruler of all things.

In your hands are strength and power

to exalt and give strength to all.

13Now, our God, we give you thanks,

and praise your glorious name.

14“But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand. 15We are foreigners and strangers in your sight, as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope. 16Lord our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name comes from your hand, and all of it belongs to you. 17I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you. 18Lord, the God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Israel, keep these desires and thoughts in the hearts of your people forever, and keep their hearts loyal to you. 19And give my son Solomon the wholehearted devotion to keep your commands, statutes and decrees and to do everything to build the palatial structure for which I have provided.”

20Then David said to the whole assembly, “Praise the Lord your God.” So they all praised the Lord, the God of their fathers; they bowed down, prostrating themselves before the Lord and the king.

Solomon Acknowledged as King

21The next day they made sacrifices to the Lord and presented burnt offerings to him: a thousand bulls, a thousand rams and a thousand male lambs, together with their drink offerings, and other sacrifices in abundance for all Israel. 22They ate and drank with great joy in the presence of the Lord that day.

Then they acknowledged Solomon son of David as king a second time, anointing him before the Lord to be ruler and Zadok to be priest. 23So Solomon sat on the throne of the Lord as king in place of his father David. He prospered and all Israel obeyed him. 24All the officers and warriors, as well as all of King David’s sons, pledged their submission to King Solomon.

25The Lord highly exalted Solomon in the sight of all Israel and bestowed on him royal splendor such as no king over Israel ever had before.

The Death of David

26David son of Jesse was king over all Israel. 27He ruled over Israel forty years—seven in Hebron and thirty-three in Jerusalem. 28He died at a good old age, having enjoyed long life, wealth and honor. His son Solomon succeeded him as king.

29As for the events of King David’s reign, from beginning to end, they are written in the records of Samuel the seer, the records of Nathan the prophet and the records of Gad the seer, 30together with the details of his reign and power, and the circumstances that surrounded him and Israel and the kingdoms of all the other lands.