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!」

New Living Translation

2 Chronicles 19

Jehoshaphat Appoints Judges

1When King Jehoshaphat of Judah arrived safely home in Jerusalem, Jehu son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him. “Why should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord?” he asked the king. “Because of what you have done, the Lord is very angry with you. Even so, there is some good in you, for you have removed the Asherah poles throughout the land, and you have committed yourself to seeking God.”

Jehoshaphat lived in Jerusalem, but he went out among the people, traveling from Beersheba to the hill country of Ephraim, encouraging the people to return to the Lord, the God of their ancestors. He appointed judges throughout the nation in all the fortified towns, and he said to them, “Always think carefully before pronouncing judgment. Remember that you do not judge to please people but to please the Lord. He will be with you when you render the verdict in each case. Fear the Lord and judge with integrity, for the Lord our God does not tolerate perverted justice, partiality, or the taking of bribes.”

In Jerusalem, Jehoshaphat appointed some of the Levites and priests and clan leaders in Israel to serve as judges[a] for cases involving the Lord’s regulations and for civil disputes. These were his instructions to them: “You must always act in the fear of the Lord, with faithfulness and an undivided heart. 10 Whenever a case comes to you from fellow citizens in an outlying town, whether a murder case or some other violation of God’s laws, commands, decrees, or regulations, you must warn them not to sin against the Lord, so that he will not be angry with you and them. Do this and you will not be guilty.

11 “Amariah the high priest will have final say in all cases involving the Lord. Zebadiah son of Ishmael, a leader from the tribe of Judah, will have final say in all civil cases. The Levites will assist you in making sure that justice is served. Take courage as you fulfill your duties, and may the Lord be with those who do what is right.”

Notas al pie

  1. 19:8 As in Greek version; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.