New Living Translation

1 Kings 14

Ahijah’s Prophecy against Jeroboam

1At that time Jeroboam’s son Abijah became very sick. So Jeroboam told his wife, “Disguise yourself so that no one will recognize you as my wife. Then go to the prophet Ahijah at Shiloh—the man who told me I would become king. Take him a gift of ten loaves of bread, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and ask him what will happen to the boy.”

So Jeroboam’s wife went to Ahijah’s home at Shiloh. He was an old man now and could no longer see. But the Lord had told Ahijah, “Jeroboam’s wife will come here, pretending to be someone else. She will ask you about her son, for he is very sick. Give her the answer I give you.”

So when Ahijah heard her footsteps at the door, he called out, “Come in, wife of Jeroboam! Why are you pretending to be someone else?” Then he told her, “I have bad news for you. Give your husband, Jeroboam, this message from the Lord, the God of Israel: ‘I promoted you from the ranks of the common people and made you ruler over my people Israel. I ripped the kingdom away from the family of David and gave it to you. But you have not been like my servant David, who obeyed my commands and followed me with all his heart and always did whatever I wanted. You have done more evil than all who lived before you. You have made other gods for yourself and have made me furious with your gold calves. And since you have turned your back on me, 10 I will bring disaster on your dynasty and will destroy every one of your male descendants, slave and free alike, anywhere in Israel. I will burn up your royal dynasty as one burns up trash until it is all gone. 11 The members of Jeroboam’s family who die in the city will be eaten by dogs, and those who die in the field will be eaten by vultures. I, the Lord, have spoken.’”

12 Then Ahijah said to Jeroboam’s wife, “Go on home, and when you enter the city, the child will die. 13 All Israel will mourn for him and bury him. He is the only member of your family who will have a proper burial, for this child is the only good thing that the Lord, the God of Israel, sees in the entire family of Jeroboam.

14 “In addition, the Lord will raise up a king over Israel who will destroy the family of Jeroboam. This will happen today, even now! 15 Then the Lord will shake Israel like a reed whipped about in a stream. He will uproot the people of Israel from this good land that he gave their ancestors and will scatter them beyond the Euphrates River,[a] for they have angered the Lord with the Asherah poles they have set up for worship. 16 He will abandon Israel because Jeroboam sinned and made Israel sin along with him.”

17 So Jeroboam’s wife returned to Tirzah, and the child died just as she walked through the door of her home. 18 And all Israel buried him and mourned for him, as the Lord had promised through the prophet Ahijah.

19 The rest of the events in Jeroboam’s reign, including all his wars and how he ruled, are recorded in The Book of the History of the Kings of Israel. 20 Jeroboam reigned in Israel twenty-two years. When Jeroboam died, his son Nadab became the next king.

Rehoboam Rules in Judah

21 Meanwhile, Rehoboam son of Solomon was king in Judah. He was forty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city the Lord had chosen from among all the tribes of Israel as the place to honor his name. Rehoboam’s mother was Naamah, an Ammonite woman.

22 During Rehoboam’s reign, the people of Judah did what was evil in the Lord’s sight, provoking his anger with their sin, for it was even worse than that of their ancestors. 23 For they also built for themselves pagan shrines and set up sacred pillars and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree. 24 There were even male and female shrine prostitutes throughout the land. The people imitated the detestable practices of the pagan nations the Lord had driven from the land ahead of the Israelites.

25 In the fifth year of King Rehoboam’s reign, King Shishak of Egypt came up and attacked Jerusalem. 26 He ransacked the treasuries of the Lord’s Temple and the royal palace; he stole everything, including all the gold shields Solomon had made. 27 King Rehoboam later replaced them with bronze shields as substitutes, and he entrusted them to the care of the commanders of the guard who protected the entrance to the royal palace. 28 Whenever the king went to the Temple of the Lord, the guards would also take the shields and then return them to the guardroom.

29 The rest of the events in Rehoboam’s reign and everything he did are recorded in The Book of the History of the Kings of Judah. 30 There was constant war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam. 31 When Rehoboam died, he was buried among his ancestors in the City of David. His mother was Naamah, an Ammonite woman. Then his son Abijam[b] became the next king.

Notas al pie

  1. 14:15 Hebrew the river.
  2. 14:31 Also known as Abijah.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

列王紀上 14


1那時,耶羅波安的兒子亞比雅病了, 耶羅波安就吩咐妻子:「你喬裝改扮使人認不出你是我妻子,然後去示羅找那位預言我做王的先知亞希雅。 你要帶十個餅、一些薄餅和一瓶蜂蜜去,他將告訴你孩子的病情會怎樣。」

耶羅波安的妻子就照他的話做,前往示羅,來到亞希雅家。那時亞希雅因年紀老邁,眼睛已失明。 耶和華預先告訴亞希雅說:「耶羅波安的妻子會喬裝成別的婦女,前來問你有關她兒子的病情,你要如此如此回答她。」

她剛進門,亞希雅聽見她的腳步聲就說:「耶羅波安的妻子啊,你進來吧,為什麼喬裝改扮呢?我奉命告訴你一個噩耗。 你回去告訴耶羅波安,『以色列的上帝耶和華說,我從百姓中擢升你,立你做我以色列子民的王。 我把國從大衛家奪走賜給你,你卻沒有像我僕人大衛那樣遵守我的誡命,全心聽從我,做我視為正的事, 反而比前人行惡更甚,為自己設立其他神明,鑄造神像,惹我發怒,把我拋在腦後。 10 所以,我要降禍給耶羅波安家,從以色列剷除耶羅波安家所有的男子,不論是奴隸還是自由人。我要像清除糞便一樣,把耶羅波安家焚燒淨盡。 11 耶羅波安家人中,死在城中的必被狗吃,死在田野的必被鳥吃。這是耶和華說的。』

12 「現在你回家去吧,你一進城,孩子就會死。 13 全以色列會為他哀悼,把他埋葬。耶羅波安家人中只有他將得到安葬,因為以色列的上帝耶和華在他身上看見了良善。 14 耶和華必為自己立一位君王統治以色列,他必剷除耶羅波安家。現在就是時候了。 15 耶和華將擊打以色列人,使他們像水中的蘆葦一樣顫抖不已。耶和華將把以色列人從祂賜給他們祖先的佳美之地連根拔起,拋散到幼發拉底河的彼岸,這都是因為他們製造亞舍拉神像,惹耶和華發怒。 16 因為耶羅波安犯罪作孽,使以色列人陷入罪中,耶和華必拋棄以色列。」

17 耶羅波安的妻子動身回到得撒,剛邁過家門檻,孩子就死了。 18 以色列人埋葬了他,為他哀悼,正應驗了耶和華藉祂僕人亞希雅先知說的話。

19 耶羅波安其他的事,不論文治武功,都記在以色列的列王史上。 20 他做王二十二年,然後與祖先同眠。他兒子拿答繼位。


21 所羅門的兒子羅波安做猶大王。他四十一歲登基,在耶路撒冷,就是耶和華從以色列眾支派中選擇來立祂名的城執政十七年。羅波安的母親是亞捫人拿瑪。 22 猶大人做耶和華視為惡的事,他們的罪行比他們祖先所做的更惹耶和華發怒。 23 他們在各高崗上、樹蔭下為自己建造邱壇,豎立神柱和亞舍拉神像, 24 國中甚至男廟妓充斥。猶大人仿效耶和華在以色列人面前趕走的外族人,行各種可憎之事。

25 羅波安王執政第五年,埃及王示撒上來攻陷耶路撒冷, 26 搶走了耶和華的殿和王宮裡所有的寶物,包括所羅門製造的金盾牌。 27 羅波安王就造了銅盾牌代替那些金盾牌,交給看守宮門的護衛長看管。 28 每次王進耶和華的殿,護衛軍就帶上盾牌,用完後放回護衛房。

29 羅波安其他的事及其一切所作所為都記在猶大的列王史上。 30 羅波安常常與耶羅波安爭戰。 31 羅波安與祖先同眠後,葬在大衛城的祖墳裡。他母親是亞捫人拿瑪。他兒子亞比央繼位。