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1阿瑪責雅登極時年二十五歲,在耶路撒冷作王凡二十九年;他的母親名叫約阿當,是耶路撒冷人。1Amasias was five and twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem, the name of his mother was Joadan of Jerusalem.
2他行了上主視為正義的事,只是心不專一。2And he did what was good in the sight of the Lord: but yet not with a perfect heart.
3及至王權已掌握在他手中之後,他將弒殺他父王的臣僕殺掉;3And when he saw himself strengthened in his kingdom, he put to death the servants that had slain the king his father.
4但沒有將他們的子女處死,因為按梅瑟法律書上所載的,上主曾命令說:「不可為兒子的罪處死父親,亦不可為父親的罪處死兒子;每人應為自己的罪被處死刑。」4But he slew not their children, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, where the Lord commanded, saying: The fathers shall not be slain for the children, nor the children for their fathers, but every man shall die for his own sin.
5阿瑪責雅召集了猶大人,按他們的家族,為全猶大和本雅明安置了千夫長和百夫長,統計了人民,由二十歲及以上的,凡能操槍持盾,能出征上陣的精兵,共有三十萬;5Amasias therefore gathered Juda together, and appointed them by families, and captains of thousands and of hundreds in all Juda, and Benjamin: and he numbered them from twenty years old and upwards, and found three hundred thousand young men that could go out to battle, and could hold the spear and shield.
6又用一百『塔冷通』銀子,由以色列招募了十萬勇敢的戰士。6He hired also of Israel a hundred thousand valiant men, for a hundred talents of silver.
7有天主的人前來見他,對他說:「請大王不要帶以色列軍隊與你同往,因為上主不與以色列,即厄弗辣因所有的子孫在一起。7But a man of God came to him, and said: O king, let not the army of Israel go out with thee, for the Lord is not with Israel, and all the children of Ephraim:
8如果你以為這樣可以戰勝,天主必使你敗於敵人之前,因為天主有能力助人,亦有能力使人潰敗。」8And if thou think that battles consist in the strength of the army, God will make thee to be overcome by the enemies: for it belongeth to God both to help, and to put to flight.
9阿瑪責雅問天主的人說:「我已給了以色列僱傭兵一百『塔冷通』銀子,那怎麼辦呢?」天主的人回答說:「上主能將比這更多的賜給你。」9And Amasias said to the man of God: What will then become of the hundred talents which I have given to the soldiers of Israeli and the man of God answered him: The Lord is rich enough to be able to give thee much more than this.
10阿瑪責雅於是將從厄弗辣因來的僱傭兵分出來,遣送回家;因此他們非常懷恨猶大人,憤憤地回了家。10Then Amasias separated the army, that came to him out of Ephraim, to go home again: but they being much enraged against Juda, returned to their own country.
11阿瑪責雅鼓起勇氣,率領自己的軍隊來到鹽谷,擊殺了一萬色依爾人。11And Amasias taking courage led forth his people, and went to the vale of saltpits, and slew of the children of Seir ten thousand.
12猶大子民又生擒了一萬,帶到石崖頂上,由石崖頂上將他們推下去,都摔得支離破碎。12And other ten thousand men the sons of Juda took, and brought to the steep of a certain rock, and cast them down headlong from the top, and they all were broken to pieces.
13但是,那些被阿瑪責雅遣回,不准一同出征的僱傭兵,卻侵入猶大各城,由撒瑪黎雅直到貝特曷龍,擊殺了三千人,掠去了許多財物。13But that army which Amasias had sent back, that they should not go with him to battle, spread themselves among the cities of Juda, from Samaria to Beth-horon, and having killed three thousand took away much spoil.
14阿瑪責雅打敗厄東人回來時,也將色依爾子民的神像帶回來,立為自己的神,在他們前焚香頂禮;14But Amasias after he had slain the Edomites, set up the gods of the children of Seir, which he had brought thence, to be his gods, and adored them, and burnt incense to them.
15因此上主向阿瑪責雅發怒,派一位先知去見他,對他說:「這個民族的神未能拯救自己的百姓脫離你的手,你為什麼還求他們呢?」15Wherefore the Lord being angry against Amasias, sent a prophet to him, to say to him: Why hast thou adored gods that have not delivered their own people out of thy hand?
16先知正與君王說話時,君王對他說:「莫非我們立了你作君王的謀士?不必再說!你為什麼來尋死呢?」先知便止住了,只聲明說:「我知道天主已決意要消滅你,因為你作了這事,還不聽從我的勸戒。」16And when he spoke these things, he answered him: Art thou the king's counsellor? be quiet, lest I kill thee. And the prophet departing, said: I know that God is minded to kill thee, because thou hast done this evil, and moreover hast not hearkened to my counsel.
17猶大王阿瑪責雅聚議以後,便派人到以色列王耶胡的孫子,約阿哈次的兒子耶曷阿士那裡去說:「來,讓我們見個高低!」17Then Amasias king of Juda taking very bad counsel, sent to Joas the son of Joachaz the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying: Come, let us see one another.
18以色列王耶曷阿士派人回答猶大王阿瑪責雅說:「黎巴嫩的荊棘派使者去見黎巴嫩的香柏說:將你的女兒嫁給我的兒子為妻!後來有一隻黎巴嫩的野獸經過,將這棵荊棘踏壞了。18But he sent back the messengers, saying: The thistle that is in Libanus, sent to the cedar in Libanus, saying: Give thy daughter to my son to wife: and behold the beasts that were in the wood of Libanus passed by, and trod down the thistle.
19你想你打敗了厄東,你就心高氣傲,自鳴得意。現在,你還是留在家裡罷!又何必惹禍,使你和猶大一同喪亡呢?」19Thou hast said: I have overthrown Edom, and therefore thy heart is lifted up with pride: stay at home, why dost thou provoke evil against thee, that both thou shouldst fall and Juda with thee.
20但是,阿瑪責雅不肯聽從;這原是出於天主,要將他們交於敵人手中,因為他們求問了厄東的神。20Amasias would not hearken to him, because it was the Lord's will that he should be delivered into the hands of enemies, because of the gods of Edom.
21於是以色列王耶曷阿士上來,在猶大的貝特舍默士,與猶大王阿瑪責雅相見了。21So Joas king of Israel went up, and they presented themselves to be seen by one another: and Amasias king of Juda was in Bethsames of Juda:
22猶大人被以色列擊敗,各自逃回帳幕去了。22And Juda fell before Israel and they fled to their dwellings.
23以色列王耶曷阿士在貝特舍默士生擒了阿哈齊雅的孫子,約阿士的兒子猶大王阿瑪責雅,帶到耶路撒冷,將耶路撒冷的城墻拆了一個缺口,從厄弗辣因門直到角門,共四百肘;23And Joas king of Israel took Amasias king of Juda, the son of Joas, the son Joachaz, in Bethsames, and brought him to Jerusalem: and broke down the walls thereof from the gate of Ephraim, to the gate of the corner, four hundred cubits.
24又將敖貝得厄東所看守的天主殿內的一切金銀和器皿,並王宮的財寶都拿了去;又帶著人質,回了撒瑪黎雅。24And he took all the gold, and silver, and all the vessels, that he found in the house of God, and with Obededom, and in the treasures of the king's house, moreover also the sons of the hostages, he brought back to Samaria.
25以色列王約阿哈次的兒子耶曷阿士死後,猶大王約阿士的兒子阿瑪責雅還活了十五年。25And Amasias the son of Joas king of Juda lived, after the death of Joas the son of Joachaz king of Israel, fifteen years.
26阿瑪責雅前後其餘的事蹟,都記載在猶大和以色列列王實錄上。26Now the rest of the acts of Amasias, the first and last, are written in the book of the kings of Juda and Israel.
27自從阿瑪責雅離棄了上主以後,在耶路撒冷就有人結黨反抗他,他即逃往拉基士,但是叛黨派人追到拉基士,在那裡將他殺死。27And after he revolted from the Lord, they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem. And he fled into Lachis, and they sent, and killed him there.
28然後將他的屍體用馬駄回,葬在達味城,和他的祖先埋在一起。28And they brought him back upon horses, and buried him with his fathers in the city of David.

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