Japanese Living Bible

歴代誌Ⅱ 14

ユダの王アサ

1アビヤ王はエルサレムに葬られ、その子アサが新しくユダの王となりました。アサが王になった最初の十年間、この地には平和が続きました。 アサが心から神に従っていたからです。 王は高台の偶像の祭壇を取り壊し、柱を砕き、忌まわしいアシェラ像を切り倒しました。 そして、全国民に、父祖の神、主の教えに従うよう命じ、 ユダのすべての町から、高台にある太陽神の像と香の祭壇を取り払いました。それで神は、彼の王国に平和を与えたのです。 こうしてユダに、城壁のある防備の町々を築くことが可能になりました。

王は民に語りました。「今こそ、要塞の町を建てる時だ。私たちが主に従ったので、主が平和を与えていてくださるからだ。城壁で囲まれ、やぐら、門、かんぬきを備えた要塞の町を築こう。」そしてユダの民はこの計画を見事に実現しました。 アサ王の率いるユダ軍には、盾と槍で武装した三十万の屈強な兵士がおり、ベニヤミン軍には大盾と弓で武装した二十八万を数える兵士がいました。両軍とも十分に訓練された勇士ばかりでした。

9-10 ところがその後、ゼラフ将軍に率いられた百万ものエチオピヤの大軍が、三百台の戦車とともに、ツェファテの谷にあるマレシャの町にまで進攻して来ました。アサ王は、マレシャの町で迎え撃とうと軍隊を出動させました。 11 王は主に叫び、祈りました。「ああ、主よ、私たちを救えるのはあなただけです。私たちはこの大軍を前にして、あまりにも無力です。主よ、どうかお助けください! あなただけに頼り、主の御名によって、この大軍に向かいます。ただの人間にあなたを負かすようなことはさせないでください。」

12 それで主がエチオピヤ軍を打ち負かしたので、エチオピヤ人は逃げ、アサ王とユダの軍勢は勝利を収めました。 13 ユダ軍は敗走する敵をゲラルまで追撃し、それによって敵は全滅し、生き残った者は一人もいませんでした。主とその軍勢が、彼らを滅ぼしたからです。ユダ軍は山のような戦利品を持ち帰りました。 14 勢いをかって、ユダ軍がゲラル周辺のすべての町を攻めると、主からもたらされる恐れが住民を襲いました。そこで彼らは、これらの町からも、さらに大量の戦利品を奪い取りました。 15 町を略奪しただけでなく、家畜の天幕も壊して、多くの羊やらくだを奪い、エルサレムに凱旋しました。

New American Standard Bible

2 Chronicles 14

Asa Succeeds Abijah in Judah

1[a]So Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David, and his son Asa became king in his place. The land was undisturbed for ten years during his days.

[b]Asa did good and right in the sight of the Lord his God, for he removed the foreign altars and high places, tore down the sacred pillars, cut down the [c]Asherim, and commanded Judah to seek the Lord God of their fathers and to observe the law and the commandment. He also removed the high places and the incense altars from all the cities of Judah. And the kingdom was undisturbed under him. He built fortified cities in Judah, since the land was undisturbed, and [d]there was no one at war with him during those years, because the Lord had given him rest. For he said to Judah, “Let us build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, gates and bars. The land is still [e]ours because we have sought the Lord our God; we have sought Him, and He has given us rest on every side.” So they built and prospered. Now Asa had an army of 300,000 from Judah, bearing large shields and spears, and 280,000 from Benjamin, bearing shields and wielding bows; all of them were valiant warriors.

Now Zerah the Ethiopian came out against them with an army of a million men and 300 chariots, and he came to Mareshah. 10 So Asa went out [f]to meet him, and they drew up in battle formation in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah. 11 Then Asa called to the Lord his God and said, “Lord, there is no one besides You to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; so help us, O Lord our God, for we trust in You, and in Your name have come against this multitude. O Lord, You are our God; let not man prevail against You.” 12 So the Lord [g]routed the Ethiopians before Asa and before Judah, and the Ethiopians fled. 13 Asa and the people who were with him pursued them as far as Gerar; and so many Ethiopians fell that [h]they could not recover, for they were shattered before the Lord and before His army. And they carried away very much plunder. 14 They [i]destroyed all the cities around Gerar, for the dread of the Lord had fallen on them; and they despoiled all the cities, for there was much plunder in them. 15 They also struck down [j]those who owned livestock, and they carried away large numbers of sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Chronicles 14:1 Ch 13:23 in Heb
  2. 2 Chronicles 14:2 Ch 14:1 in Heb
  3. 2 Chronicles 14:3 I.e. wooden symbols of a female deity
  4. 2 Chronicles 14:6 Lit there was not with him war
  5. 2 Chronicles 14:7 Lit before us
  6. 2 Chronicles 14:10 Lit before him
  7. 2 Chronicles 14:12 Lit struck
  8. 2 Chronicles 14:13 Or there was none left alive
  9. 2 Chronicles 14:14 Lit smote
  10. 2 Chronicles 14:15 Lit tents of livestock