Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

歷代志下 19

先知責備約沙法

1猶大王約沙法平安地回到耶路撒冷的宮中。 哈拿尼先見的兒子耶戶出來迎接約沙法王,對他說:「你怎能幫助惡人,愛那憎恨耶和華的人呢?你這樣做已經惹怒耶和華了。 然而你還有善行,因為你剷除境內的亞舍拉神像,立志尋求上帝。」

約沙法的改革

約沙法在耶路撒冷住了一段時間後,就出巡民間,從別示巴一直走到以法蓮山區,引導民眾歸向他們祖先的上帝耶和華。 他又在猶大各堅城委任審判官, 對他們說:「你們辦事必須謹慎,因為你們不是為人而是為耶和華斷案,你們斷案的時候,耶和華必與你們同在。 現在你們應當敬畏耶和華,謹慎辦事,因為我們的上帝耶和華毫無不義,不偏待人,不受賄賂。」

約沙法還在耶路撒冷委任一些利未人、祭司和以色列族長替耶和華斷案,審理訴訟。他們就住在耶路撒冷。 約沙法訓導他們說:「你們要懷著敬畏耶和華的心,全心全意地辦事。 10 各城中的同胞若把案件帶到你們面前,無論是殺人流血,還是有關律法、誡命、律例和典章的案件,你們都要警告他們不要得罪耶和華,免得耶和華的烈怒臨到你們和你們的同胞。你們這樣行,就沒有罪了。 11 凡有關耶和華的事,由亞瑪利雅大祭司監督你們;凡有關君王的事,由猶大支派的族長以實瑪利的兒子西巴第雅監督你們。利未人做官長協助你們。你們要行事勇敢,願耶和華與正直的人同在!」

King James Version

2 Chronicles 19

1And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.

And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the Lord.

Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.

And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem: and he went out again through the people from Beersheba to mount Ephraim, and brought them back unto the Lord God of their fathers.

And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city,

And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the Lord, who is with you in the judgment.

Wherefore now let the fear of the Lord be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.

Moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of the Levites, and of the priests, and of the chief of the fathers of Israel, for the judgment of the Lord, and for controversies, when they returned to Jerusalem.

And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the Lord, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.

10 And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that dwell in your cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, ye shall even warn them that they trespass not against the Lord, and so wrath come upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and ye shall not trespass.

11 And, behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of the Lord; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, for all the king's matters: also the Levites shall be officers before you. Deal courageously, and the Lord shall be with the good.