Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

歷代志下 1

所羅門王求智慧

1大衛的兒子所羅門鞏固了自己的王位。因為他的上帝耶和華與他同在,使他極其偉大。

所羅門召集所有以色列人,包括千夫長、百夫長、審判官、首領和族長, 與他們一起去基遍的邱壇,因為那裡有上帝的會幕,是耶和華的僕人摩西在曠野製造的。 大衛已經把上帝的約櫃從基列·耶琳搬到耶路撒冷,因為他在那裡為約櫃搭了一個帳篷。 戶珥的孫子、烏利的兒子比撒列造的銅壇在基遍耶和華的會幕前,所羅門和會眾就在那裡求問耶和華。 所羅門上到耶和華會幕前的銅壇那裡,獻上一千頭祭牲作為燔祭。

當天晚上,上帝向所羅門顯現,問他:「你要我給你什麼?只管求吧。」 所羅門回答說:「你厚待我父大衛,並讓我繼位。 耶和華上帝啊,求你成就你給我父大衛的應許。你立我為王,使我統治這多如地上塵土的百姓。 10 現在,求你賜我智慧和知識以帶領他們。不然,誰能治理這麼多的百姓呢?」 11 上帝對所羅門說:「你既然有此心願,不為自己求富貴、資財、尊榮、長壽,也沒有求滅絕你的敵人,只求智慧和知識以治理我的子民——我交在你王權之下的百姓, 12 我必賜你智慧和知識,並且我還要賜你空前絕後的富貴、資財和尊榮。」

13 於是,所羅門從基遍邱壇的會幕前回到耶路撒冷治理以色列。

所羅門王的兵力和財富

14 所羅門組建了戰車和騎兵,有一千四百輛戰車、一萬二千名騎兵,駐紮在屯車城和他所在的耶路撒冷。 15 王使耶路撒冷的金銀多如石頭,使香柏木多如丘陵的無花果樹。 16 所羅門的馬匹都是由王室商隊從埃及和古厄按定價買來的。 17 他們從埃及買來的車馬,每輛車六百塊銀子,每匹馬一百五十塊銀子,他們也把車馬賣給赫人諸王和亞蘭諸王。

Amplified Bible

2 Chronicles 1

Solomon Worships at Gibeon

1Solomon the son of David established himself securely over his kingdom, and the Lord his God was with him and made him exceedingly great.

Solomon spoke to all Israel, to the commanders of thousands and of hundreds and to the judges and to every leader in all Israel, the heads of the fathers’ (ancestors’) households. Then Solomon and all the assembly went to the high place at Gibeon [to offer sacrifices, where the Canaanites had habitually worshiped], for God’s Tent of Meeting was there, which Moses the servant of the Lord had made in the wilderness. But David had brought up the ark of God from Kiriath-jearim to the place he had prepared for it, because he had pitched a tent for it in Jerusalem. Now the bronze altar, which Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made was there before the tabernacle of the Lord, and Solomon and the assembly sought it out. And Solomon went up to the bronze altar before the Lord at the Tent of Meeting, and offered a thousand burnt offerings on it.

That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask what I shall give to you.”

Solomon’s Prayer for Wisdom

Then Solomon said to God, “You have shown great lovingkindness and mercy to my father David, and have made me king in his place. Now, O Lord God, Your promise to my father David is fulfilled, for You have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth. 10 Give me wisdom and knowledge, so that I may go out and come in [performing my duties] before this people, for [otherwise] who can rule and administer justice to this great people of Yours?” 11 God replied to Solomon, “Because this was in your heart and you did not ask for riches, possessions or honor and personal glory, or the life of those who hate you, nor have you even asked for long life, but you have asked for wisdom and knowledge for yourself so that you may rule and administer justice to My people over whom I have made you king, 12 wisdom and knowledge have been granted you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honor, such as none of the kings who were before you has possessed nor will those who will come after you.” 13 So Solomon went from the high place at Gibeon, from the Tent of Meeting, to Jerusalem. And he reigned over Israel.

Solomon’s Wealth

14 Solomon acquired chariots and horsemen; he had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen, and he stationed them in the cities [suited for the use] of chariots and with the king at Jerusalem. 15 The king made silver and gold as plentiful and common in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedar as plentiful as the [a]sycamore-fig trees in the lowland. 16 Solomon’s horses were imported from Egypt and from [b]Kue. The king’s merchants purchased them [in large numbers] from Kue [c]at a price. 17 And they imported chariots from Egypt for 600 shekels of silver apiece, and horses for 150 apiece; and in the same way they exported horses to all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of the Arameans (Syrians).

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Chronicles 1:15 This tree, ficus sycomorus, is native to Egypt and Asia Minor and produces an edible fruit similar but inferior to the common fig.
  2. 2 Chronicles 1:16 This was an area which, in NT times, was called Cilicia, the home province of the apostle Paul.
  3. 2 Chronicles 1:16 Solomon’s actions were in violation of the commandments given through Moses in Deut 17:16, 17 (see also 1 Kin 4:26; 10:26; 11:1-4).