Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

列王纪下 19

希西迦向以赛亚求助

1希西迦王听了就撕裂衣服,披上麻衣,进入耶和华的殿。 他派身披麻衣的宫廷总管以利亚敬、书记舍伯那和祭司中的长者去见亚摩斯的儿子以赛亚先知, 对他说:“希西迦说,‘今天是遭难、蒙羞、受辱的日子,就像婴儿要出生,产妇却无力生产一样。 亚述王派他的将军来辱骂永活的上帝,也许你的上帝耶和华听见那些话,就会惩罚他。所以,请你为我们这些剩下的人祷告。’” 希西迦王的臣仆说完这些话后, 以赛亚对他们说:“告诉你们主人,耶和华这样说,‘你不要因亚述王的仆人那些亵渎我的话而害怕。 我必惊动[a]亚述王的心,让他听见一些风声后便返回本国,在那里死于刀下。’”

希西迦向上帝祷告

亚述的将军听说亚述王已离开拉吉,便回去见王,发现王在攻打立拿。 亚述王听说古实王特哈加正前来攻打他,便再次派使者去对希西迦说: 10 “不要让你所倚靠的上帝愚弄你,说什么耶路撒冷必不会被亚述王攻陷。 11 你肯定听过亚述诸王扫灭列国的事,难道你能幸免吗? 12 我先祖毁灭了歌散、哈兰、利色和提·拉撒的伊甸人,这些国家的神明救得了他们吗? 13 哈马王、亚珥拔王、西法瓦音城的王、希拿王和以瓦王如今在哪里呢?”

14 希西迦从使者手中接过信,读完后走进耶和华的殿,在耶和华面前展开信, 15 祷告说:“坐在二基路伯天使之上、以色列的上帝耶和华啊,唯有你是天下万国的上帝,你创造了天地。 16 耶和华啊,求你侧耳垂听!耶和华啊,求你睁眼察看!求你听听西拿基立派使者来辱骂永活上帝的话。 17 耶和华啊,亚述诸王确实扫灭列国,使其土地荒凉, 18 把列国的神像丢在火中。因为那些神像只是人用木头石头制造的,根本不是神。 19 我们的上帝耶和华啊,现在求你从亚述王手中拯救我们,让天下万国都知道唯有你是耶和华。”

以赛亚给希西迦的信息

20 亚摩斯的儿子以赛亚派人告诉希西迦:“以色列的上帝耶和华说,‘我已经听见你关于亚述王西拿基立的祷告。 21 以下是耶和华对他的判语,

“‘锡安的居民藐视你,嘲笑你;
耶路撒冷的居民朝你逃窜的背影摇头。
22 你在侮辱、亵渎谁呢?
你不放在眼里、
高声骂的是谁呢?
是以色列的圣者!
23 你借你的使者辱骂主,
你说你率领许多战车上到群山之巅,
上到黎巴嫩的巅峰,
砍下最高的香柏树和上好的松树,
征服最高的山和最美的树林。
24 你自夸已在外邦之地挖井取水,
已用脚掌踏干埃及的河流。

25 “‘难道你不知道这是我在太初所定、
在亘古就筹划好的吗?
如今我实现了所定的计划——
借着你使坚城沦为废墟。
26 城中的居民软弱无力,
惊慌失措,羞愧难当,
脆弱如野草和菜蔬,
又像还未长大就被晒焦的房顶草。

27 “‘你起你坐,你出你进,
你向我发怒,我都知道。
28 因为你向我发怒,
你狂傲的话达到了我耳中,
我要用钩子钩住你的鼻子,
把嚼环放在你嘴里,
使你原路返回。’

29 “希西迦啊,我要赐给你们一个兆头,你们今年要吃野生的,明年也要吃自然生长的,后年要播种收割,栽种葡萄园,吃园中的果子。 30 犹大的幸存者要再次向下扎根,向上结果。 31 因为将有余民从耶路撒冷出来,有幸存者从锡安山出来。耶和华必热切地成就这事。

32 “至于亚述王,耶和华说,‘他必不能进这城或向这里射一箭,必不能手持盾牌兵临城下或修筑攻城的高台。 33 他从哪条路来,也将从哪条路回去,他必进不了这城。这是耶和华说的。 34 我必为自己和我仆人大卫而保护、拯救这城。’”

35 当晚,耶和华的天使到亚述营中杀了十八万五千人。人们清早起来,发现到处是尸体。 36 亚述王西拿基立便拔营回国,住在尼尼微。 37 一天,亚述王在他的神明尼斯洛的庙里祭拜时,他的两个儿子亚得米勒和沙利色用刀杀了他,逃往亚拉腊。他的另一个儿子以撒哈顿继位。

Footnotes

  1. 19:7 惊动”希伯来文是“使灵进入”。

Amplified Bible

2 Kings 19

Isaiah Encourages Hezekiah

1When king Hezekiah heard it, he tore his clothes and he covered himself with sackcloth and went into the house (temple) of the Lord. Then he sent Eliakim who was in charge of his household, Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz. They said to him, “Thus says Hezekiah, ‘This is a day of distress and anxiety, of punishment and humiliation; for children have come to [the time of their] birth and there is no strength to rescue them. It may be that the Lord your God will hear all the words of the Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to taunt and defy the living God, and will rebuke the words which the Lord your God has heard. So offer a prayer for the remnant [of His people] that is left [in Judah].’” So the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah. Isaiah said to them, “Say this to your master: ‘Thus says the Lord, “Do not be afraid because of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have reviled (blasphemed) Me. Behold, I will put a spirit in him so that he will hear a rumor and return to his own land. And I will make him fall by the sword in his own land.”’”

Sennacherib Defies God

So the Rabshakeh returned and found the king of Assyria fighting against Libnah [a fortified city of Judah]; for he had heard that the king had left Lachish. When the king heard them say concerning Tirhakah king of [a]Ethiopia, “Behold, he has come out to make war against you,” he sent messengers again to Hezekiah, saying, 10 “Say this to Hezekiah king of Judah, ‘Do not let your God on whom you rely deceive you by saying, “Jerusalem shall not be handed over to the king of Assyria.” 11 Listen, you have heard what the Assyrian kings have done to all the lands, destroying them completely. So will you be spared? 12 Did the gods of the nations whom my forefathers destroyed rescue them—Gozan and Haran [of Mesopotamia] and Rezeph and the people of Eden who were in Telassar? 13 Where is the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad [of northern Syria], the king of the city of Sepharvaim, and of Hena and Ivvah?’”

Hezekiah’s Prayer

14 Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the house (temple) of the Lord and spread it out before the Lord. 15 Hezekiah prayed before the Lord and said, “O Lord, the God of Israel, who is enthroned above the cherubim [of the [b]ark in the temple], You are the God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made the heavens and the earth. 16 O Lord, bend down Your ear and hear; Lord, open Your eyes and see; hear the [taunting] words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to taunt and defy the living God. 17 It is true, Lord, that the Assyrian kings have devastated the nations and their lands 18 and have thrown their gods into the fire, for they were not [real] gods but [only] the work of men’s hands, wood and stone. So they [could destroy them and] have destroyed them. 19 Now, O Lord our God, please, save us from his hand so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know [without any doubt] that You alone, O Lord, are God.”

God’s Answer through Isaiah

20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent word to Hezekiah, saying, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: ‘I have heard your prayer to Me regarding Sennacherib king of Assyria.’ 21 This is the word that the Lord has spoken against him:

‘The virgin daughter of Zion
Has despised you and mocked you;
The daughter of Jerusalem
Has shaken her head behind you!
22 
‘Whom have you taunted and blasphemed?
Against whom have you raised your voice,
And haughtily lifted up your eyes?
Against the Holy One of Israel!
23 
‘Through your messengers you have taunted and defied the Lord,
And have said [boastfully], “With my many chariots
I came up to the heights of the mountains,
To the remotest parts of Lebanon;
I cut down its tall cedar trees and its choicest cypress trees.
I entered its most distant lodging, its densest forest.
24 
“I dug wells and drank foreign waters,
And with the sole of my feet I dried up
All the rivers of [the Lower Nile of] Egypt.”

25 
‘Have you not heard [asks the God of Israel]?
Long ago I did it;
From ancient times I planned it.
Now I have brought it to pass,
That you [king of Assyria] should [be My instrument to] turn fortified cities into ruinous heaps.
26 
‘Therefore their inhabitants were powerless,
They were shattered [in spirit] and put to shame;
They were like plants of the field, the green herb,
As grass on the housetops is scorched before it is grown up.
27 
‘But I [the Lord] know your sitting down [O Sennacherib],
Your going out, your coming in,
And your raging against Me.
28 
‘Because of your raging against Me,
And because your arrogance and complacency have come up to My ears,
I will put My hook in your nose,
And My bridle in your lips,
And I will turn you back [to Assyria] by the way that you came.

29 ‘Then this shall be the sign [of these things] to you [Hezekiah]: this year you will eat what grows of itself, in the second year what springs up voluntarily, and in the third year sow and reap, plant vineyards, and eat their fruit. 30 The survivors who remain of the house of Judah will again take root downward and bear fruit upward. 31 For a remnant will go forth from Jerusalem, and [a band of] survivors from Mount Zion. The zeal of the Lord of hosts shall perform this.

32 ‘Therefore thus says the Lord concerning the king of Assyria: “He will not come to this city [Jerusalem] nor shoot an arrow there; nor will he come before it with a shield nor throw up a siege ramp against it. 33 By the way that he came, by the same way he will return, and he will not come into this city,”’ declares the Lord. 34 ‘For I will protect this city to save it, for My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.’”

35 Then it came to pass that night, that the [c]angel of the Lord went forth and struck down 185,000 [men] in the camp of the Assyrians; when the survivors got up early in the morning, behold, all [185,000] of them were dead. 36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria [d]left and returned home, and lived at [e]Nineveh. 37 It came about as he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, that his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer killed him with a sword; and they escaped to the land of Ararat. And Esarhaddon his son became king in his place.

Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 19:9 Heb Cush.
  2. 2 Kings 19:15 I.e. God’s symbolic throne.
  3. 2 Kings 19:35 See note Gen 16:7.
  4. 2 Kings 19:36 An account of his military campaign against Judah in 701 b.c. was recorded by Sennacherib on a hexagonal baked clay prism found in the ruins of his palace in Nineveh, in northern Iraq.
  5. 2 Kings 19:36 I.e. the capital city of Assyria.