2 Kings:Chapter 7


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1厄里叟說:「請聽上主的話:上主這樣說:明天這個時候,在撒瑪黎雅城門口,一『色阿』上等麵粉只值一『協刻耳』,兩『色阿』大麥,只值一『協刻耳』。 1And Eliseus said: Hear ye the word of the Lord: Thus saith the Lord: Tomorrow about this time a bushel of fine hour shall be sold for a stater, and two bushels of barley for a stater, in the gate of Samaria.
2那個手扶君王的侍衛回答天主的人說:「縱使上主打開天上的閘,也不會有這樣的事!」先知說:「你必親眼看到,只是吃不上。」 2Then one of the lords, upon whose hand the king leaned, answering the man of God, said: If the Lord should make flood-gates in heaven, can that possibly be which thou sayest? And he said: Thou shalt see it with thy eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.
3在城門口有四個癩病人,他們彼此說:「我們為什麼在這裏坐着等死呢? 3Now there were four lepers, at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another: What mean we to stay here till we die?
4如果我們決意進城去,城裏也有饑荒,我們必死在那裏;如果留在這裏,我們也是一樣死;不如去投到阿蘭人營中,假如他們讓我們活着,我們就活着;假如他們要殺我們,我們就死罷。」 4If we will enter into the city, we shall die with the famine: and if we will remain here, we must also die: come, therefore, and let us run over to the camp of the Syrians. If they spare us, we shall live: but if they kill us, we shall but die.
5他們於是在黃昏時起身,往阿蘭人的營盤那裏去;及至到了阿蘭人的營盤邊時,哦!那裏一個人也沒有了。 5So they arose in the evening, to go to the Syrian camp, And when they were come to the first part of the camp of the Syrians, they found no man there.
6原來上主早已使阿蘭人的營盤中聽到戰車馬隊和大軍的喧囂聲,他們就彼此說:「呀!以色列王雇用了赫特人王和慕茲黎人王來攻打我們了。」 6For the Lord had made them hear, in the camp of Syria, the noise of chariots, and of horses, and of a very great army, and they said one to another: Behold the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hethites, and of the Egyptians, and they are come upon us.
7所以,他們在黃昏時,即起身逃走,丟下了他們的帳幕騾馬,只顧逃命,留下營盤未動。 7Wherefore they arose, and fled away in the dark, and left their tents, and their horses and asses in the camp, and fled, desiring to save their lives.
8這些癩病人到了營盤邊,進了一個帳幕,又吃又喝,將那裏的金銀和衣服拿走,去收藏起來;然後又回來,進了另一帳幕,拿走了那裏的東西,去收藏起來。 8So when these lepers were come to the beginning of the camp, they went into one tent, and ate and drank: and they took from thence silver, and gold, and raiment, and went, and hid it: and they came again, and went into another tent, and carried from thence in like manner, and hid it.
9以後,癩病人彼此說:我們這樣做得不對,今天原是報喜訊的日子,我們竟然不聲不響;如果等到早晨天亮,我們就有罪了。來,現在我們就去向王室報信!」 9Then they said one to another: We do not well: for this is a day of good tidings. If we hold our peace, and do not tell it till the morning, we shall be charged with a crime: come, let us go and tell it in the king's court.
10他們於是去向把守城門的人喊叫,給他們報告說:「我們曾到過阿蘭人的營盤,那裏一個人也沒有,也沒有人聲,只有拴着的馬,拴着的驢;帳幕一點未動。」 10So they came to the gate of the city, and told them, saying: We went to the camp of the Syrians, and we found no man there, but horses, and asses tied, and the tents standing.
11把守城門的人就高聲喊叫,向王室傳報消息。 11Then the guards of the gate went, and told it within the king's palace.
12君王夜間起來,對自己的臣僕說:「現在讓我給你們解釋,阿蘭人對我們所作的事:他們知道我們鬧饑荒,所以離開營盤,埋伏在田間,心想:以色列人必由城裏出來,那時,我們可將他們活活捉住,然後開進城去。」 12And he arose in the night and said to his servants: I tell you what the Syrians have done to us: They know that we suffer great famine, and therefore they are gone out of the camp, and lie hid in the fields, saying: When they come out of the city we shall take them alive, and then we may get into the city.
13有個臣僕回答說:「請叫人從這裏所剩下的馬中,牽出五匹來,無論怎樣,同別的一樣要死,倒不如派人去看看。 13And one of his servants answered: Let us take the five horses that are remaining in the city (because there are no more in the whole multitude of Israel, for the rest are consumed,) and let us send and see.
14他們於是推出兩輛戰車,五匹馬,君王就派他們去追趕阿蘭軍隊說:「你們去看看!」 14They brought therefore two horses, and the king sent into the camp of the Syrians, saying: Go, and see.
15那些人追蹤阿蘭人,直到約但河,見路上滿是阿蘭人在倉卒逃走中,丟下的衣服和裝備;使者們便回來報告了君王。 15And they went after them as far as the Jordan: and behold all the way was full of garments, and vessels, which the Syrians had cast away in their fright, and the messengers returned and told the king.
16人民便出來搶掠了阿蘭人的營盤,於是,一『色阿』上等麵粉,只值一『協刻耳』,兩『色阿』大麥,只值一『協刻耳』,正應驗了上主所說的話。 16And the people going out pillaged the camp of the Syrians: and a bushel of fine flour was sold for a stater, and two bushels of barley for a stater, according to the word of the Lord.
17君王派定那手扶自己的侍衛,把守城門;但人民在城門口把他踏死了,應驗了天主的人,在君王下來見他時,所說的話。 17And the king appointed that lord on whose hand he leaned, to stand at the gate: and the people trod upon him in the entrance of the gate; and he died, as the man of God had said, when the king came down to him.
18原來,天主的人對君王說過:「明天這個時候,在撒瑪黎雅城門口,一『色阿』上等麵粉,只值一『協刻耳』,兩『色阿』大麥,只值一『協刻耳』。」 18And it came to pass according to the word of the man of God, which he spoke to the king, when he said: Two bushels of barley shall be for a stater, and a bushel of fine flour for a stater, at this very time tomorrow in the gate of Samaria.
19那侍衛曾回答天主的人說:「縱使上主打開天上的閘,也不會有這樣的事!」先知答說:「你必親眼看到,只是吃不上。」 19When that lord answered the man of God, and said: Although the Lord should make flood-gates in heaven, could this come to pass which thou sayest? And he said to him: Thou shalt see with thy eyes, and shalt not eat thereof.
20這事果然發生在他身上了:人民在城門口把他踏死了。 20And so it fell out to him as it was foretold, and the people trod upon him in the gate, and he died.




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