歷代志下 2 Chronicles


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15:1
神的灵感动俄德的儿子亚撒利雅。
The Spirit of God came upon Azariah son of Oded.
15:2
他出来迎接亚撒,对他说,亚撒和犹大,便雅悯众人哪,要听我说,你们若顺从耶和华,耶和华必与你们同在。你们若寻求他,就必寻见。你们若离弃他,他必离弃你们。
He went out to meet Asa and said to him, "Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.
15:3
以色列人不信真神,没有训诲的祭司,也没有律法,已经好久了。
For a long time Israel was without the true God, without a priest to teach and without the law.
15:4
但他们在急难的时候归向耶和华以色列的神,寻求他,他就被他们寻见。
But in their distress they turned to the Lord , the God of Israel, and sought him, and he was found by them.
15:5
那时,出入的人不得平安,列国的居民都遭大乱。
In those days it was not safe to travel about, for all the inhabitants of the lands were in great turmoil.
15:6
这国攻击那国,这城攻击那城,互相破坏,因为神用各样灾难扰乱他们。
One nation was being crushed by another and one city by another, because God was troubling them with every kind of distress.
15:7
现在你们要刚强,不要手软,因你们所行的必得赏赐。
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded."
15:8
亚撒听见这话和俄德儿子先知亚撒利雅的预言,就壮起胆来,在犹大,便雅悯全地,并以法莲山地所夺的各城,将可憎之物尽都除掉,又在耶和华殿的廊前重新修筑耶和华的坛。
When Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Azariah son of Oded the prophet, he took courage. He removed the detestable idols from the whole land of Judah and Benjamin and from the towns he had captured in the hills of Ephraim. He repaired the altar of the Lord that was in front of the portico of the Lord 's temple.
15:9
又招聚犹大,便雅悯的众人,并他们中间寄居的以法莲人,玛拿西人,西缅人。有许多以色列人归降亚撒,因见耶和华他的神与他同在。
Then he assembled all Judah and Benjamin and the people from Ephraim, Manasseh and Simeon who had settled among them, for large numbers had come over to him from Israel when they saw that the Lord his God was with him.
15:10
亚撒十五年三月,他们都聚集在耶路撒冷。
They assembled at Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of Asa's reign.
15:11
当日他们从所取的掳物中,将牛七百只,羊七千只献给耶和华。
At that time they sacrificed to the Lord seven hundred head of cattle and seven thousand sheep and goats from the plunder they had brought back.
15:12
他们就立约,要尽心尽性地寻求耶和华他们列祖的神。
They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord , the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul.
15:13
凡不寻求耶和华以色列神的,无论大小,男女,必被治死。
All who would not seek the Lord , the God of Israel, were to be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman.
15:14
他们就大声欢呼,吹号吹角,向耶和华起誓。
They took an oath to the Lord with loud acclamation, with shouting and with trumpets and horns.
15:15
犹大众人为所起的誓欢喜。因他们是尽心起誓,尽意寻求耶和华,耶和华就被他们寻见,且赐他们四境平安。
All Judah rejoiced about the oath because they had sworn it wholeheartedly. They sought God eagerly, and he was found by them. So the Lord gave them rest on every side.
15:16
亚撒王贬了他祖母玛迦太后的位,因她造了可憎的偶像亚舍拉。亚撒砍下她的偶像,捣得粉碎,烧在汲沦溪边。
King Asa also deposed his grandmother Maacah from her position as queen mother, because she had made a repulsive Asherah pole. Asa cut the pole down, broke it up and burned it in the Kidron Valley.
15:17
只是丘坛还没有从以色列中废去,然而亚撒的心一生诚实。
Although he did not remove the high places from Israel, Asa's heart was fully committed to the Lord all his life.
15:18
亚撒将他父所分别为圣,与自己所分别为圣的金银和器皿都奉到神的殿里。
He brought into the temple of God the silver and gold and the articles that he and his father had dedicated.
15:19
从这时直到亚撒三十五年,都没有争战的事。
There was no more war until the thirty-fifth year of Asa's reign.