第 8 章

1. 以利沙曾对所救活之子的那妇人说,你和你的全家要起身往你可住的地方去住,因为耶和华命饥荒降在这地七年。
Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, "Go away with your family and stay for a while wherever you can, because the LORD has decreed a famine in the land that will last seven years."
2. 妇人就起身,照神人的话带着全家往非利士地去,住了七年。
The woman proceeded to do as the man of God said. She and her family went away and stayed in the land of the Philistines seven years.
3. 七年完了,那妇人从非利士地回来,就出去为自己的房屋田地哀告王。
At the end of the seven years she came back from the land of the Philistines and went to the king to beg for her house and land.
4. 那时王正与神人的仆人基哈西说,请你将以利沙所行的一切大事告诉我。
The king was talking to Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, and had said, "Tell me about all the great things Elisha has done."
5. 基哈西告诉王以利沙如何使死人复活,恰巧以利沙所救活,她儿子的那妇人为自己的房屋田地来哀告王。基哈西说,我主我王,这就是那妇人,这是她的儿子,就是以利沙所救活的。
Just as Gehazi was telling the king how Elisha had restored the dead to life, the woman whose son Elisha had brought back to life came to beg the king for her house and land. Gehazi said, "This is the woman, my lord the king, and this is her son whom Elisha restored to life."
6. 王问那妇人,她就把那事告诉王。于是王为她派一个太监,说,凡属这妇人的都还给她,自从她离开本地直到今日,她田地的出产也都还给她。
The king asked the woman about it, and she told him. Then he assigned an official to her case and said to him, "Give back everything that belonged to her, including all the income from her land from the day she left the country until now."
7. 以利沙来到大马色,亚兰王便哈达正患病。有人告诉王说,神人来到这里了。
Elisha went to Damascus, and Ben-Hadad king of Aram was ill. When the king was told, "The man of God has come all the way up here,"
8. 王就吩咐哈薛说,你带着礼物去见神人,托他求问耶和华,我这病能好不能好。
he said to Hazael, "Take a gift with you and go to meet the man of God. Consult the LORD through him; ask him, 'Will I recover from this illness?'"
9. 于是哈薛用四十个骆驼,驮着大马色的各样美物为礼物,去见以利沙。到了他那里,站在他面前,说,你儿子亚兰王便哈达打发我来见你,他问说,我这病能好不能好。
Hazael went to meet Elisha, taking with him as a gift forty camel-loads of all the finest wares of Damascus. He went in and stood before him, and said, "Your son Ben-Hadad king of Aram has sent me to ask, 'Will I recover from this illness?'"
10. 以利沙对哈薛说,你回去告诉他说,这病必能好。但耶和华指示我,他必要死。
Elisha answered, "Go and say to him, 'You will certainly recover'; but the LORD has revealed to me that he will in fact die."
11. 神人定睛看着哈薛,甚致他惭愧。神人就哭了。
He stared at him with a fixed gaze until Hazael felt ashamed. Then the man of God began to weep.
12. 哈薛说,我主为什么哭。回答说,因为我知道你必苦害以色列人,用火焚烧他们的保障,用刀杀死他们的壮丁,摔死他们的婴孩,剖开他们的孕妇。
"Why is my lord weeping?" asked Hazael. "Because I know the harm you will do to the Israelites," he answered. "You will set fire to their fortified places, kill their young men with the sword, dash their little children to the ground, and rip open their pregnant women."
13. 哈薛说,你仆人算什么,不过是一条狗,焉能行这大事呢?以利沙回答说,耶和华指示我,你必作亚兰王。
Hazael said, "How could your servant, a mere dog, accomplish such a feat?" "The LORD has shown me that you will become king of Aram," answered Elisha.
14. 哈薛离开以利沙,回去见他的主人。主人问他说,以利沙对你说什么。回答说,他告诉我你必能好。
Then Hazael left Elisha and returned to his master. When Ben-Hadad asked, "What did Elisha say to you?" Hazael replied, "He told me that you would certainly recover."
15. 次日,哈薛拿被窝浸在水中,蒙住王的脸,王就死了。于是哈薛篡了他的位。
But the next day he took a thick cloth, soaked it in water and spread it over the king's face, so that he died. Then Hazael succeeded him as king.
16. 以色列王亚哈的儿子约兰第五年,犹大王约沙法还在位的时候,约沙法的儿子约兰登基作了犹大王。
In the fifth year of Joram son of Ahab king of Israel, when Jehoshaphat was king of Judah, Jehoram son of Jehoshaphat began his reign as king of Judah.
17. 约兰登基的时候年三十二岁,在耶路撒冷作王八年。
He was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years.
18. 他行以色列诸王所行的,与亚哈家一样。因为他娶了亚哈的女儿为妻,行耶和华眼中看为恶的事。
He walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for he married a daughter of Ahab. He did evil in the eyes of the LORD.
19. 耶和华却因他仆人大卫的缘故,仍不肯灭绝犹大,照他所应许大卫的话,永远赐灯光与他的子孙。
Nevertheless, for the sake of his servant David, the LORD was not willing to destroy Judah. He had promised to maintain a lamp for David and his descendants forever.
20. 约兰年间,以东人背叛犹大,脱离他的权下,自己立王。
In the time of Jehoram, Edom rebelled against Judah and set up its own king.
21. 约兰率领所有的战车往撒益去,夜间起来,攻打围困他的以东人和车兵长。犹大兵就逃跑,各回各家去了。
So Jehoram went to Zair with all his chariots. The Edomites surrounded him and his chariot commanders, but he rose up and broke through by night; his army, however, fled back home.
22. 这样,以东人背叛犹大,脱离他的权下,直到今日。那时立拿人也背叛了。
To this day Edom has been in rebellion against Judah. Libnah revolted at the same time.
23. 约兰其余的事,凡他所行的,都写在犹大列王记上。
As for the other events of Jehoram's reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?
24. 约兰与他列祖同睡,葬在大卫城他列祖的坟地里。他儿子亚哈谢接续他作王。
Jehoram rested with his fathers and was buried with them in the City of David. And Ahaziah his son succeeded him as king.
25. 以色列王亚哈的儿子约兰十二年,犹大王约兰的儿子亚哈谢登基。
In the twelfth year of Joram son of Ahab king of Israel, Ahaziah son of Jehoram king of Judah began to reign.
26. 他登基的时候年二十二岁,在耶路撒冷作王一年。他母亲名叫亚他利雅,是以色列王暗利的孙女。
Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem one year. His mother's name was Athaliah, a granddaughter of Omri king of Israel.
27. 亚哈谢效法亚哈家行耶和华眼中看为恶的事,与亚哈家一样,因为他是亚哈家的女婿。
He walked in the ways of the house of Ahab and did evil in the eyes of the LORD, as the house of Ahab had done, for he was related by marriage to Ahab's family.
28. 他与亚哈的儿子约兰同往基列的拉末去,与亚兰王哈薛争战。亚兰人打伤了约兰,
Ahaziah went with Joram son of Ahab to war against Hazael king of Aram at Ramoth Gilead. The Arameans wounded Joram;
29. 约兰王回到耶斯列,医治在拉末与亚兰王哈薛打仗的时候所受的伤。犹大王约兰的儿子亚哈谢因为亚哈的儿子约兰病了,就下到耶斯列看望他。
so King Joram returned to Jezreel to recover from the wounds the Arameans had inflicted on him at Ramoth in his battle with Hazael king of Aram. Then Ahaziah son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to Jezreel to see Joram son of Ahab, because he had been wounded.