列王記上 1 Kings


Chapter Verses
18:1
过了许久,到第三年,耶和华的话临到以利亚说,你去,使亚哈得见你。我要降雨在地上。
After a long time, in the third year, the word of the Lord came to Elijah: "Go and present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the land."
18:2
以利亚就去,要使亚哈得见他。那时,撒玛利亚有大饥荒。
So Elijah went to present himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria,
18:3
亚哈将他的家宰俄巴底召了来。俄巴底甚是敬畏耶和华,
and Ahab had summoned Obadiah, who was in charge of his palace. (Obadiah was a devout believer in the Lord .
18:4
耶洗别杀耶和华众先知的时候,俄巴底将一百个先知藏了,每五十人藏在一个洞里,拿饼和水供养他们。
While Jezebel was killing off the Lord 's prophets, Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them in two caves, fifty in each, and had supplied them with food and water.)
18:5
亚哈对俄巴底说,我们走遍这地,到一切水泉旁和一切溪边,或者找得着青草,可以救活骡马,免得绝了牲畜。
Ahab had said to Obadiah, "Go through the land to all the springs and valleys. Maybe we can find some grass to keep the horses and mules alive so we will not have to kill any of our animals."
18:6
于是二人分地游行,亚哈独走一路,俄巴底独走一路。
So they divided the land they were to cover, Ahab going in one direction and Obadiah in another.
18:7
俄巴底在路上恰与以利亚相遇,俄巴底认出他来,就俯伏在地,说,你是我主以利亚不是。
As Obadiah was walking along, Elijah met him. Obadiah recognized him, bowed down to the ground, and said, "Is it really you, my lord Elijah?"
18:8
回答说,是。你去告诉你主人说,以利亚在这里。
Yes, he replied. "Go tell your master, 'Elijah is here.' "
18:9
俄巴底说,仆人有什么罪,你竟要将我交在亚哈手里,使他杀我呢?
What have I done wrong, asked Obadiah, "that you are handing your servant over to Ahab to be put to death?
18:10
我指着永生耶和华你的神起誓,无论哪一邦哪一国,我主都打发人去找你。若说你没有在那里,就必使那邦那国的人起誓说,实在是找不着你。
As surely as the Lord your God lives, there is not a nation or kingdom where my master has not sent someone to look for you. And whenever a nation or kingdom claimed you were not there, he made them swear they could not find you.
18:11
现在你说,要去告诉你主人说,以利亚在这里。
But now you tell me to go to my master and say, 'Elijah is here.'
18:12
恐怕我一离开你,耶和华的灵就提你到我所不知道的地方去。这样,我去告诉亚哈,他若找不着你,就必杀我。仆人却是自幼敬畏耶和华的。
I don't know where the Spirit of the Lord may carry you when I leave you. If I go and tell Ahab and he doesn't find you, he will kill me. Yet I your servant have worshiped the Lord since my youth.
18:13
耶洗别杀耶和华众先知的时候,我将耶和华的一百个先知藏了,每五十人藏在一个洞里,拿饼和水供养他们,岂没有人将这事告诉我主吗?
Haven't you heard, my lord, what I did while Jezebel was killing the prophets of the Lord ? I hid a hundred of the Lord 's prophets in two caves, fifty in each, and supplied them with food and water.
18:14
现在你说,要去告诉你主人说,以利亚在这里,他必杀我。
And now you tell me to go to my master and say, 'Elijah is here.' He will kill me!"
18:15
以利亚说,我指着所事奉永生的万军之耶和华起誓,我今日必使亚哈得见我。
Elijah said, "As the Lord Almighty lives, whom I serve, I will surely present myself to Ahab today."
18:16
于是俄巴底去迎着亚哈,告诉他。亚哈就去迎着以利亚。
So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah.
18:17
亚哈见了以利亚,便说,使以色列遭灾的就是你吗?
When he saw Elijah, he said to him, "Is that you, you troubler of Israel?"
18:18
以利亚说,使以色列遭灾的不是我,乃是你和你父家。因为你们离弃耶和华的诫命,去随从巴力。
I have not made trouble for Israel, Elijah replied. "But you and your father's family have. You have abandoned the Lord 's commands and have followed the Baals.
18:19
现在你当差遣人,招聚以色列众人和事奉巴力的那四百五十个先知,并耶洗别所供养事奉亚舍拉的那四百个先知,使他们都上迦密山去见我。
Now summon the people from all over Israel to meet me on Mount Carmel. And bring the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table."
18:20
亚哈就差遣人招聚以色列众人和先知都上迦密山。
So Ahab sent word throughout all Israel and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel.
18:21
以利亚前来对众民说,你们心持两意要到几时呢?若耶和华是神,就当顺从耶和华。若巴力是神,就当顺从巴力。众民一言不答。
Elijah went before the people and said, "How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him." But the people said nothing.
18:22
以利亚对众民说,作耶和华先知的只剩下我一个人。巴力的先知却有四百五十个人。
Then Elijah said to them, "I am the only one of the Lord 's prophets left, but Baal has four hundred and fifty prophets.
18:23
当给我们两只牛犊,巴力的先知可以挑选一只,切成块子,放在柴上,不要点火。我也预备一只牛犊放在柴上,也不点火。
Get two bulls for us. Let them choose one for themselves, and let them cut it into pieces and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. I will prepare the other bull and put it on the wood but not set fire to it.
18:24
你们求告你们神的名,我也求告耶和华的名。那降火显应的神,就是神。众民回答说,这话甚好。
Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord . The god who answers by fire-he is God." Then all the people said, "What you say is good."
18:25
以利亚对巴力的先知说,你们既是人多,当先挑选一只牛犊,预备好了,就求告你们神的名,却不要点火。
Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, "Choose one of the bulls and prepare it first, since there are so many of you. Call on the name of your god, but do not light the fire."
18:26
他们将所得的牛犊预备好了,从早晨到午间,求告巴力的名说,巴力阿,求你应允我们。却没有声音,没有应允的。他们在所筑的坛四围踊跳。
So they took the bull given them and prepared it. Then they called on the name of Baal from morning till noon. "O Baal, answer us!" they shouted. But there was no response; no one answered. And they danced around the altar they had made.
18:27
到了正午,以利亚嬉笑他们,说,大声求告吧。因为他是神,他或默想,或走到一边,或行路,或睡觉,你们当叫醒他。
At noon Elijah began to taunt them. "Shout louder!" he said. "Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened."
18:28
他们大声求告,按着他们的规矩,用刀枪自割,自刺,直到身体流血。
So they shouted louder and slashed themselves with swords and spears, as was their custom, until their blood flowed.
18:29
从午后直到献晚祭的时候,他们狂呼乱叫,却没有声音,没有应允的,也没有理会的。
Midday passed, and they continued their frantic prophesying until the time for the evening sacrifice. But there was no response, no one answered, no one paid attention.
18:30
以利亚对众民说,你们到我这里来。众民就到他那里。他便重修已经毁坏耶和华的坛。
Then Elijah said to all the people, "Come here to me." They came to him, and he repaired the altar of the Lord , which was in ruins.
18:31
以利亚照雅各子孙支派的数目,取了十二块石头(耶和华的话曾临到雅各说,你的名要叫以色列),
Elijah took twelve stones, one for each of the tribes descended from Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord had come, saying, "Your name shall be Israel."
18:32
用这些石头为耶和华的名筑一座坛,在坛的四围挖沟,可容谷种二细亚,
With the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord , and he dug a trench around it large enough to hold two seahs of seed.
18:33
又在坛上摆好了柴,把牛犊切成块子放在柴上,对众人说,你们用四个桶盛满水,倒在燔祭和柴上。
He arranged the wood, cut the bull into pieces and laid it on the wood. Then he said to them, "Fill four large jars with water and pour it on the offering and on the wood."
18:34
又说,倒第二次。他们就倒第二次。又说,倒第三次。他们就倒第三次。
Do it again, he said, and they did it again. "Do it a third time," he ordered, and they did it the third time.
18:35
水流在坛的四围,沟里也满了水。
The water ran down around the altar and even filled the trench.
18:36
到了献晚祭的时候,先知以利亚近前来,说,亚伯拉罕,以撒,以色列的神,耶和华阿,求你今日使人知道你是以色列的神,也知道我是你的仆人,又是奉你的命行这一切事。
At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: "O Lord , God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command.
18:37
耶和华阿,求你应允我,应允我。使这民知道你耶和华是神,又知道是你叫这民的心回转。
Answer me, O Lord , answer me, so these people will know that you, O Lord , are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again."
18:38
于是,耶和华降下火来,烧尽燔祭,木柴,石头,尘土,又烧干沟里的水。
Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.
18:39
众民看见了,就俯伏在地,说,耶和华是神。耶和华是神。
When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, "The Lord -he is God! The Lord -he is God!"
18:40
以利亚对他们说,拿住巴力的先知,不容一人逃脱。众人就拿住他们。以利亚带他们到基顺河边,在那里杀了他们。
Then Elijah commanded them, "Seize the prophets of Baal. Don't let anyone get away!" They seized them, and Elijah had them brought down to the Kishon Valley and slaughtered there.
18:41
以利亚对亚哈说,你现在可以上去吃喝,因为有多雨的响声了。
And Elijah said to Ahab, "Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain."
18:42
亚哈就上去吃喝。以利亚上了迦密山顶,屈身在地,将脸伏在两膝之中。
So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees.
18:43
对仆人说,你上去,向海观看。仆人就上去观看,说,没有什么。他说,你再去观看。如此七次。
Go and look toward the sea, he told his servant. And he went up and looked. "There is nothing there," he said. Seven times Elijah said, "Go back."
18:44
第七次仆人说,我看见有一小片云从海里上来,不过如人手那样大。以利亚说,你上去告诉亚哈,当套车下去,免得被雨阻挡。
The seventh time the servant reported, "A cloud as small as a man's hand is rising from the sea." So Elijah said, "Go and tell Ahab, 'Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.' "
18:45
霎时间,天因风云黑暗,降下大雨。亚哈就坐车往耶斯列去了。
Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain came on and Ahab rode off to Jezreel.
18:46
耶和华的灵(原文作手)降在以利亚身上,他就束上腰,奔在亚哈前头,直到耶斯列的城门。
The power of the Lord came upon Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.