King James Version

2 Samuel 19

1And it was told Joab, Behold, the king weepeth and mourneth for Absalom.

And the victory that day was turned into mourning unto all the people: for the people heard say that day how the king was grieved for his son.

And the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.

But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;

In that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.

Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the Lord, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.

Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told unto all the people, saying, Behold, the king doth sit in the gate. And all the people came before the king: for Israel had fled every man to his tent.

And all the people were at strife throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, The king saved us out of the hand of our enemies, and he delivered us out of the hand of the Philistines; and now he is fled out of the land for Absalom.

10 And Absalom, whom we anointed over us, is dead in battle. Now therefore why speak ye not a word of bringing the king back?

11 And king David sent to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, saying, Speak unto the elders of Judah, saying, Why are ye the last to bring the king back to his house? seeing the speech of all Israel is come to the king, even to his house.

12 Ye are my brethren, ye are my bones and my flesh: wherefore then are ye the last to bring back the king?

13 And say ye to Amasa, Art thou not of my bone, and of my flesh? God do so to me, and more also, if thou be not captain of the host before me continually in the room of Joab.

14 And he bowed the heart of all the men of Judah, even as the heart of one man; so that they sent this word unto the king, Return thou, and all thy servants.

15 So the king returned, and came to Jordan. And Judah came to Gilgal, to go to meet the king, to conduct the king over Jordan.

16 And Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite, which was of Bahurim, hasted and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David.

17 And there were a thousand men of Benjamin with him, and Ziba the servant of the house of Saul, and his fifteen sons and his twenty servants with him; and they went over Jordan before the king.

18 And there went over a ferry boat to carry over the king's household, and to do what he thought good. And Shimei the son of Gera fell down before the king, as he was come over Jordan;

19 And said unto the king, Let not my lord impute iniquity unto me, neither do thou remember that which thy servant did perversely the day that my lord the king went out of Jerusalem, that the king should take it to his heart.

20 For thy servant doth know that I have sinned: therefore, behold, I am come the first this day of all the house of Joseph to go down to meet my lord the king.

21 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered and said, Shall not Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the Lord's anointed?

22 And David said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah, that ye should this day be adversaries unto me? shall there any man be put to death this day in Israel? for do not I know that I am this day king over Israel?

23 Therefore the king said unto Shimei, Thou shalt not die. And the king sware unto him.

24 And Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king, and had neither dressed his feet, nor trimmed his beard, nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came again in peace.

25 And it came to pass, when he was come to Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king said unto him, Wherefore wentest not thou with me, Mephibosheth?

26 And he answered, My lord, O king, my servant deceived me: for thy servant said, I will saddle me an ass, that I may ride thereon, and go to the king; because thy servant is lame.

27 And he hath slandered thy servant unto my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God: do therefore what is good in thine eyes.

28 For all of my father's house were but dead men before my lord the king: yet didst thou set thy servant among them that did eat at thine own table. What right therefore have I yet to cry any more unto the king?

29 And the king said unto him, Why speakest thou any more of thy matters? I have said, Thou and Ziba divide the land.

30 And Mephibosheth said unto the king, Yea, let him take all, forasmuch as my lord the king is come again in peace unto his own house.

31 And Barzillai the Gileadite came down from Rogelim, and went over Jordan with the king, to conduct him over Jordan.

32 Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even fourscore years old: and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim; for he was a very great man.

33 And the king said unto Barzillai, Come thou over with me, and I will feed thee with me in Jerusalem.

34 And Barzillai said unto the king, How long have I to live, that I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem?

35 I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?

36 Thy servant will go a little way over Jordan with the king: and why should the king recompense it me with such a reward?

37 Let thy servant, I pray thee, turn back again, that I may die in mine own city, and be buried by the grave of my father and of my mother. But behold thy servant Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king; and do to him what shall seem good unto thee.

38 And the king answered, Chimham shall go over with me, and I will do to him that which shall seem good unto thee: and whatsoever thou shalt require of me, that will I do for thee.

39 And all the people went over Jordan. And when the king was come over, the king kissed Barzillai, and blessed him; and he returned unto his own place.

40 Then the king went on to Gilgal, and Chimham went on with him: and all the people of Judah conducted the king, and also half the people of Israel.

41 And, behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said unto the king, Why have our brethren the men of Judah stolen thee away, and have brought the king, and his household, and all David's men with him, over Jordan?

42 And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin to us: wherefore then be ye angry for this matter? have we eaten at all of the king's cost? or hath he given us any gift?

43 And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

撒母耳记下 19

约押劝告大卫

1有人告诉约押,说:“王在为押沙龙哀伤痛哭。” 士兵们听说王为押沙龙哀痛,胜利的欢腾顿时变为一片哀愁。 那一天,众人都静悄悄地回城去,好像败兵一样羞愧万分。 王仍掩面痛哭:“我儿押沙龙啊!押沙龙!我儿!我儿啊!” 约押就进到屋里,对王说:“你的仆人们救了你和你妻妾儿女的性命,你今天却使他们感到羞愧。 仇视你的人,你倒去爱他;那些爱你的人,你反憎恶他们。这表明我王的心中根本没有我们这些将领和部下。我想,要是死去的不是押沙龙而是我们,你就高兴了。 你现在应该出去安抚士兵们。我凭耶和华起誓,如果你不这样做,今天晚上必无一人再追随你。那将是你一生所遭遇的最大灾难!” 于是王出去坐在城门口,众人听说后,都来到他面前。这时,跟随押沙龙的以色列人都各自逃回家去了。

大卫返回耶路撒冷

以色列各支派的人都在纷纷议论:“王曾把我们从众仇敌和非利士人手中救出来。如今他为了躲避押沙龙而逃离本国。 10 我们膏立为王的押沙龙已经死了,为什么无人说请王回来呢?”

11 大卫王派人去对祭司撒督和亚比亚他说:“你们去问犹大的长老,‘全以色列已经准备迎接王回宫,你们为什么迟迟没有反应? 12 你们是王的弟兄,是王的骨肉,为什么迟迟没有迎接王回宫?’ 13 你们也要对亚玛撒说,‘你是我的骨肉,要是我不立你为元帅取代约押,愿上帝重重地处罚我。’” 14 王的这番话打动了所有犹大人的心,他们派人去请王和王的臣仆回来。

15 王便启程回宫。他来到约旦河时,犹大人都到吉甲来迎接他,要护送他过河。 16 来自巴户琳的便雅悯人基拉的儿子示每也急忙跟着犹大人赶来迎接大卫王, 17 有一千便雅悯人跟示每一起去迎接大卫王。扫罗的仆人洗巴带着十五个儿子和二十个仆人也赶到约旦河。 18 他们渡到河对面帮助王的家眷过河,为王效劳。王正要过河的时候,基拉的儿子示每就俯伏在他面前, 19 说:“求我主饶恕仆人的罪过!仆人在我主我王离开耶路撒冷时所犯的罪,求我王不要记在心上。 20 仆人自知有罪,所以今天我是整个约瑟家族中第一个迎接我主我王的人。” 21 洗鲁雅的儿子亚比筛说:“示每曾经咒骂耶和华所膏立的君王,难道不应该处死他吗?” 22 大卫说:“洗鲁雅的儿子,你为何这样说话?你今天是在跟我作对。今天在以色列怎么可以处死人呢?难道我不知道今天我是以色列的王吗?” 23 于是大卫起誓不杀示每。

24 扫罗的孙子米非波设也来迎接王。从王离开那天,直到大卫平安回来之日,他没有修过脚,没有剃过胡子,也没有洗过衣服。 25 他到耶路撒冷来迎接王,王问他:“米非波设,当时你为什么不跟我一起走呢?” 26 米非波设答道:“我主我王,我是瘸腿的,我本想预备一头驴骑着与我王同去,是我的仆人洗巴欺骗了我。 27 他在我主我王面前毁谤我。我主我王就像上帝的天使,请王定夺。 28 我父全家在我主我王面前都是该死的,但王却让我与王同席吃饭,我还能向王要求什么呢?” 29 王对他说:“不要再提这事了,我决定让你和洗巴平分土地。” 30 米非波设说:“把土地都给他吧,我主我王平安地回来就好了。”

31 基列人巴西莱也从罗基琳下来护送王过约旦河,然后送王上路。 32 那时,巴西莱已经是八十高龄了。王留在玛哈念的时候,他曾供应王食物,因为他非常富有。 33 王对巴西莱说:“你跟我一同回耶路撒冷,我会照顾你。” 34 巴西莱说:“我何必跟王一同去耶路撒冷呢?我还能活多久呢? 35 我已经八十岁了,美丑难分,食不知味,乐不辨音,何必为我主我王添麻烦呢? 36 仆人只不过是陪王过约旦河,王何必给我这么大的赏赐呢? 37 请准我回去,我好死在故乡,葬在父母的墓旁。这里有王的仆人金罕,让他跟我主我王一起去。你看怎么好,就怎么对待他吧。” 38 王说:“金罕可以跟我去,我会照你的心愿待他。无论你有什么要求,我都会答应你。” 39 王和众人过了约旦河以后,就亲吻巴西莱,为他祝福。巴西莱返回了家乡。

40 王过河后,来到吉甲,金罕跟随着他。护送王的有犹大的士兵和半数的以色列士兵。 41 后来,所有的以色列人来见大卫,说:“为什么我们的弟兄犹大人偷偷地送王、王的家眷和王的部下渡河?” 42 犹大人答道:“我们这样做是因为王是我们的亲族。你们为什么生气呢?难道我们吃了王的供应,得了什么礼物吗?” 43 以色列人说:“但我们以色列人十个支派和王有十份的情分,你们为什么轻视我们?难道不是我们首先提出要请王回来的吗?”

但犹大人的态度比以色列人还要强硬。