Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

历代志下 16

犹大与以色列争战

1亚撒执政第三十六年,以色列王巴沙上来攻打犹大,修筑拉玛,企图隔断犹大王亚撒与外界的联系。 于是,亚撒收集耶和华殿里和王宫库房里的金银,派人送给住在大马士革的亚兰王便·哈达,说: “我们之间应立盟约,像我们的父亲之间立约一样,现在奉上金银为礼,请你取消与以色列王巴沙立的盟约。这样,他就会从我境内退兵。” 便·哈达接受了亚撒王的提议,派将领攻打以色列的城邑,攻占了以云、但、亚伯·玛音和拿弗他利所有的储货城。 巴沙闻讯,就停止修筑拉玛。 亚撒王率领全体犹大人,将巴沙修筑拉玛所用的石头和木材全部搬走,用来修建迦巴和米斯巴。

哈拿尼先见

那时,哈拿尼先见晋见犹大王亚撒说:“因为你不倚靠你的上帝耶和华,反而倚靠亚兰王,所以亚兰王的军队已经从你手中逃脱。 古实人与路比人不是一支强大的军队吗?他们的战车骑兵不是极多吗?然而,因为你倚靠耶和华,耶和华就把他们交在你手中。 耶和华的眼目遍察天下,彰显大能来扶助那些全心归向祂的人。你做了愚蠢的事!从此以后,你必遭遇战祸。” 10 亚撒听了就对先见发怒,把他囚禁在监狱里,同时又压迫一些民众。

亚撒逝世

11 亚撒其他的事自始至终都记在犹大和以色列的列王史上。 12 亚撒执政第三十九年患了严重的脚病。然而,他在病中却没有寻求耶和华的帮助,只寻求医生的帮助。 13 亚撒在他执政第四十一年去世,与他祖先同眠, 14 葬在大卫城他为自己凿的坟墓里。民众把他放在堆满精心调制的各种香料的床上,又点了一堆大火向他致哀。

New American Standard Bible

2 Chronicles 16

Asa Wars against Baasha

1In the thirty-sixth year of Asa’s reign Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah and [a]fortified Ramah in order to prevent anyone from going out or coming in to Asa king of Judah. Then Asa brought out silver and gold from the treasuries of the house of the Lord and the king’s house, and sent them to Ben-hadad king of Aram, who lived in Damascus, saying, Let there be a treaty between [b]you and me, as between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent you silver and gold; go, break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so that he will withdraw from me.” So Ben-hadad listened to King Asa and sent the commanders of his armies against the cities of Israel, and they [c]conquered Ijon, Dan, Abel-maim and all the [d]store cities of Naphtali. When Baasha heard of it, he ceased [e]fortifying Ramah and stopped his work. Then King Asa brought all Judah, and they carried away the stones of Ramah and its timber with which Baasha had been building, and with them he [f]fortified Geba and Mizpah.

Asa Imprisons the Prophet

At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him, “Because you have relied on the king of Aram and have not relied on the Lord your God, therefore the army of the king of Aram has escaped out of your hand. Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubim an immense army with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet because you relied on the Lord, He delivered them into your hand. For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this. Indeed, from now on you will surely have wars.” 10 Then Asa was angry with the seer and put him in [g]prison, for he was enraged at him for this. And Asa oppressed some of the people at the same time.

11 Now, the acts of Asa from first to last, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel. 12 In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa became diseased in his feet. His disease was severe, yet even in his disease he did not seek the Lord, but the physicians. 13 So Asa slept with his fathers, [h]having died in the forty-first year of his reign. 14 They buried him in his own tomb which he had cut out for himself in the city of David, and they laid him in the resting place which he had filled with spices of various kinds blended by the perfumers’ art; and they made a very great fire for him.

Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 16:1 Lit built
  2. 2 Chronicles 16:3 Lit me and you
  3. 2 Chronicles 16:4 Lit smote
  4. 2 Chronicles 16:4 Lit storage places of the cities
  5. 2 Chronicles 16:5 Lit building
  6. 2 Chronicles 16:6 Lit built
  7. 2 Chronicles 16:10 Lit the house of the stocks
  8. 2 Chronicles 16:13 Lit and