New International Reader's Version

2 Samuel 4:1-12

Ish-Bosheth Is Murdered

1Ish-Bosheth, the son of Saul, heard that Abner had died in Hebron. Then he wasn’t so brave anymore. And all the Israelites became alarmed. 2Two men in Ish-Bosheth’s army led small fighting groups that attacked their enemies. The names of the men were Baanah and Rekab. They were sons of Rimmon from the town of Beeroth. Rimmon was from the tribe of Benjamin. Beeroth is considered to be part of Benjamin. 3That’s because the people who used to live in Beeroth had run away to Gittaim. They have lived there as outsiders to this day.

4Jonathan, the son of Saul, had a son named Mephibosheth. Both of Mephibosheth’s feet were hurt. He was five years old when the news that Saul and Jonathan had died came from Jezreel. His nurse picked him up and ran. But as she hurried to get away, he fell down. That’s how his feet were hurt.

5Rekab and Baanah started out for the house of Ish-Bosheth. They were the sons of Rimmon from Beeroth. They arrived there during the hottest time of the day. Ish-Bosheth was taking his early afternoon nap. 6Rekab and his brother Baanah went into the inside part of the house. They acted as if they were going to get some wheat. Instead, they stabbed Ish-Bosheth in the stomach. Then they slipped away.

7They had gone into the house while Ish-Bosheth was lying on his bed in his bedroom. They stabbed him and killed him. Then they cut off his head and took it with them. They traveled all night through the Arabah Valley. 8They brought the head of Ish-Bosheth to King David at Hebron. They said to him, “Here’s the head of Ish-Bosheth, the son of Saul. Saul was your enemy. He often tried to kill you. Today the Lord has paid back Saul and his family. He has let you get even with them. You are our king and master.”

9David gave an answer to Rekab and his brother Baanah. They were the sons of Rimmon from Beeroth. David said, “The Lord has saved me from every trouble. 10Someone once told me, ‘Saul is dead.’ He thought he was bringing me good news. But I grabbed him. I had him put to death in Ziklag. That’s the reward I gave him for his news! And that’s just as sure as the Lord is alive. 11Now you evil men have killed a man in his own house. He hadn’t done anything wrong. You killed him while he was lying on his own bed. You spilled his blood. So shouldn’t I spill your blood? Shouldn’t I wipe you off the face of the earth?”

12Then David gave an order to his men. They killed Rekab and Baanah. They cut off their hands and feet. They hung their bodies by the pool in Hebron. But they buried the head of Ish-Bosheth in Abner’s tomb at Hebron.

Korean Living Bible

사무엘하 4:1-12

이스-보셋이 살해됨

1사울의 아들 이스-보셋은 아브넬이 헤브론에서 죽었다는 말을 듣고 두려워 맥이 쭉 빠졌으며 모든 이스라엘 사람들도 놀라지 않을 수 없었다.

2-3이스-보셋에게는 바아나와 레갑이라는 두 명의 군 지휘관이 있었다. 그들은 형제로서 이스-보셋왕이 이끄는 두 특공대의 대장들이며 베냐민 지파의 브에롯 사람 림몬의 아들들이었다. 이 브에롯 사람들은 일찍 깃다임으로 도망가서 계속 그 곳에 살고 있으나 여전히 베냐민 사람으로 인정되었다.

4사울의 아들 요나단에게는 므비보셋이라는 절뚝발이 아들 하나가 있었다. 그는 사울과 요나단이 이스르엘 전쟁에서 전사했을 때 다섯 살이었다. 그들이 죽었다는 소식이 성에 전해지자 그 아이의 유모가 그를 안고 급히 도망가다가 아이를 떨어뜨려 그때부터 절게 되었다.

5어느 날 레갑과 바아나가 이스-보셋의 집을 향해 떠났다. 그들은 정오쯤 되어 그 곳에 도착했는데 그때 이스-보셋은 낮잠을 자고 있었다.

6-7그들은 밀을 가지러 온 척하고 집 안으로 들어가 침실에서 자고 있는 이스-보셋을 죽이고 그의 머리를 잘라 밤새도록 아라바 길로 도망쳐 나왔다.

8그들은 헤브론에 도착하여 그 머리를 다윗에게 주면서 이렇게 말하였다. “보십시오! 왕을 죽이려고 하던 원수 사울의 아들 이스-보셋의 머리가 여기 있습니다. 오늘 여호와께서 왕의 원수를 사울과 그의 후손들에게 갚으셨습니다!”

9그러자 다윗이 대답하였다. “나를 내 대적의 손에서 구원하신 여호와의 이름으로 내가 맹세한다.

10내가 시글락에 있을 때 어떤 사람이 나에게 ‘사울이 죽었습니다’ 하고 말해 주었다. 그는 자기가 좋은 소식을 전해 주었다고 생각했으나 나는 그를 잡아죽였다. 그것이 바로 그가 전해 준 그 소식의 대가였는데

11하물며 침실에 누워 있는 죄 없는 사람을 죽인 이 악한들을 내가 어떻게 죽이지 않겠느냐? 내가 억울하게 죽은 이스-보셋의 원수를 너희에게 갚아 이 땅에서 너희를 없애 버리고 말겠다.”

12그들을 죽이라는 다윗의 명령이 떨어지자 다윗의 경호병들은 그들을 죽이고 그들의 팔다리를 자른 다음 그 시체는 헤브론 못가에 매어 달고 이스-보셋의 머리는 가져다가 헤브론에 있는 아브넬의 묘실에 장사하였다.