Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

歷代志下 36:1-23

猶大王約哈斯

1猶大人在耶路撒冷約西亞的兒子約哈斯接替他父親做王。 2約哈斯二十三歲登基,在耶路撒冷執政三個月。 3埃及王在耶路撒冷廢掉他,並要求猶大埃及進貢三點四噸銀子、三十四公斤金子。 4埃及王另立約哈斯的兄弟以利雅敬為王統治猶大耶路撒冷,給他改名為約雅敬,並把約哈斯帶到埃及

猶大王約雅敬

5約雅敬二十五歲登基,在耶路撒冷執政十一年。他做他的上帝耶和華視為惡的事。 6巴比倫尼布甲尼撒起兵攻打他,用銅鏈把他鎖著帶到巴比倫7尼布甲尼撒把耶和華殿裡的一些器皿帶到巴比倫,放在他在巴比倫的王宮裡36·7 王宮裡」或譯「神廟裡」。8約雅敬其他的事及可憎行徑和惡跡都記在以色列猶大的列王史上。他兒子約雅斤繼位。

猶大王約雅斤

9約雅斤十八歲36·9 十八歲」希伯來文是「八歲」,七十士譯本、敘利亞譯本和列王紀下24·8是「十八歲」。登基,在耶路撒冷執政三個月零十天。他做耶和華視為惡的事。 10那年春天,尼布甲尼撒王派人把他和耶和華殿裡的貴重器皿一同帶到巴比倫尼布甲尼撒另立約雅斤的叔叔36·10 叔叔」參考列王紀下24·17西底迦猶大耶路撒冷的王。

猶大王西底迦

11西底迦二十一歲登基,在耶路撒冷執政十一年。 12他做他的上帝耶和華視為惡的事,耶利米先知向他傳講耶和華的話,他仍不肯在耶利米面前謙卑下來。

耶路撒冷淪陷

13尼布甲尼撒曾讓他奉上帝的名起誓,他卻背叛了尼布甲尼撒。他頑固不化,不肯歸向以色列的上帝耶和華。 14所有祭司長和民眾也都仿效外族人的一切可憎行徑,犯了大罪,玷污了耶和華在耶路撒冷使之聖潔的殿。 15他們祖先的上帝耶和華因為憐愛祂的子民和祂的居所,就不斷派使者來勸告他們。 16他們卻嘲弄耶和華上帝的使者,藐視祂的話,嘲笑祂的先知,以致祂的憤怒臨到祂的子民身上,無可挽救。

17耶和華使迦勒底人的王起兵攻打他們,在他們的聖殿裡用刀擊殺他們的壯丁,毫不憐憫少男少女、老人和年高者。耶和華把他們全部交在他的手中。 18上帝殿裡的大小器皿,以及耶和華殿裡、王宮裡和眾官員的所有珍寶,都被他帶到巴比倫去了。 19迦勒底人焚燒上帝的殿,拆毀耶路撒冷的城牆,並且焚燒所有的宮殿,毀壞其中所有珍貴的器皿。 20沒有被殺戮的人都被擄往巴比倫,做他和他子孫的奴隸,直到波斯帝國的時代。 21這就應驗了耶和華藉耶利米之口所說的話:這片土地享受了安息,它在荒涼中守安息,直到滿了七十年。

塞魯士王准許被擄之民返國

22波斯塞魯士元年,耶和華為了應驗祂藉耶利米所說的話,就感動波斯塞魯士,使他下詔通告全國: 23波斯塞魯士如此說,『天上的上帝耶和華已把天下萬國都賜給我,祂吩咐我在猶大耶路撒冷為祂建造殿宇。你們當中凡屬耶和華的子民,都可以去那裡。願你們的上帝耶和華與你們同在!』」

New International Version - UK

2 Chronicles 36:1-23

1And the people of the land took Jehoahaz son of Josiah and made him king in Jerusalem in place of his father.

Jehoahaz king of Judah

2Jehoahaz36:2 Hebrew Joahaz, a variant of Jehoahaz; also in verse 4 was twenty-three years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem for three months. 3The king of Egypt dethroned him in Jerusalem and imposed on Judah a levy of a hundred talents36:3 That is, about 3.4 metric tons of silver and a talent36:3 That is, about 34 kilograms of gold. 4The king of Egypt made Eliakim, a brother of Jehoahaz, king over Judah and Jerusalem and changed Eliakim’s name to Jehoiakim. But Necho took Eliakim’s brother Jehoahaz and carried him off to Egypt.

Jehoiakim king of Judah

5Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem for eleven years. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord his God. 6Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon attacked him and bound him with bronze shackles to take him to Babylon. 7Nebuchadnezzar also took to Babylon articles from the temple of the Lord and put them in his temple36:7 Or palace there.

8The other events of Jehoiakim’s reign, the detestable things he did and all that was found against him, are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. And Jehoiachin his son succeeded him as king.

Jehoiachin king of Judah

9Jehoiachin was eighteen36:9 One Hebrew manuscript, some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac (see also 2 Kings 24:8); most Hebrew manuscripts eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem for three months and ten days. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord. 10In the spring, King Nebuchadnezzar sent for him and brought him to Babylon, together with articles of value from the temple of the Lord, and he made Jehoiachin’s uncle,36:10 Hebrew brother, that is, relative (see 2 Kings 24:17) Zedekiah, king over Judah and Jerusalem.

Zedekiah king of Judah

11Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem for eleven years. 12He did evil in the eyes of the Lord his God and did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke the word of the Lord. 13He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him take an oath in God’s name. He became stiff-necked and hardened his heart and would not turn to the Lord, the God of Israel. 14Furthermore, all the leaders of the priests and the people became more and more unfaithful, following all the detestable practices of the nations and defiling the temple of the Lord, which he had consecrated in Jerusalem.

The fall of Jerusalem

15The Lord, the God of their ancestors, sent word to them through his messengers again and again, because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling-place. 16But they mocked God’s messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the Lord was aroused against his people and there was no remedy. 17He brought up against them the king of the Babylonians,36:17 Or Chaldeans who killed their young men with the sword in the sanctuary, and did not spare young men or young women, the elderly or the infirm. God gave them all into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar. 18He carried to Babylon all the articles from the temple of God, both large and small, and the treasures of the Lord’s temple and the treasures of the king and his officials. 19They set fire to God’s temple and broke down the wall of Jerusalem; they burned all the palaces and destroyed everything of value there.

20He carried into exile to Babylon the remnant, who escaped from the sword, and they became servants to him and his successors until the kingdom of Persia came to power. 21The land enjoyed its sabbath rests; all the time of its desolation it rested, until the seventy years were completed in fulfilment of the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah.

22In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfil the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah, the Lord moved the heart of Cyrus king of Persia to make a proclamation throughout his realm and also to put it in writing:

23‘This is what Cyrus king of Persia says:

‘ “The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and he has appointed me to build a temple for him at Jerusalem in Judah. Any of his people among you may go up, and may the Lord their God be with them.” ’