Judges:Chapter 15


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民長紀 Judges
1過了一些日子,正是收割麥子的時期,三松帶了一隻小山羊去看他的妻子;他說:「我要到內室去親近我的妻子。」但是妻子的父親不讓他進去, 1After some time, during wheat harvest, Samson went to visit his wife, bringing a young goat with him, and he said, "I want to be with my wife in our room." But her father would not let him in,
2且說:「我以為你一定厭惡了她,所以我將她嫁給你的一個同伴;她的妹妹不是比她更美嗎?你可娶而代之。」 2saying, "I thought that you did not like her anymore, so I gave her to your companion. Is not her younger sister still better? Why don't you take her instead?"
3三松對他們說:「我若加害培肋舍特人,這一次我可不負責。」 3Samson replied, "This time I owe nothing to the Philistines even if I do them harm."
4於是三松去捉了三百隻狐狸,又拿火把來,把狐狸的尾和尾結在一起,將火把插在二尾中間, 4Samson went out and caught three hundred foxes, took some torches and tied the animals tail to tail. He then placed a torch in between every two tails,
5點着火把,將狐狸放入培肋舍特人的莊田內,把堆集的麥捆,立着的莊稼,葡萄園和橄欖園都燒了。 5set fire to the torches and turned the foxes loose in the grain fields of the Philistines. In this way, he burned the sheaves and the standing grain, together with the vineyards and olive groves.
6培肋舍特人問說:「是誰作了這事?」有人說:「是提默納人的女婿三松,因為他的岳父把他的妻子嫁給了他的一個同伴。」培肋舍特人就上去,放火燒了那女子和她的父家。 6The Philistines asked, "Who did this?" And they answered, "Samson, the son-in-law of the man from Timnah, because this man took his wife and gave her to his companion." So they went up and burned her and her family.
7三松向他們說:「你們既然這樣作,我必向你們復仇,然後纔罷休。」 7Samson said to them, "Since you did this, I will not rest until I have had my revenge on you."
8三松遂打擊他們,腿腰亂砍,大殺一陣;然後下去住在厄坦的一個石穴內。 8So he caused a great havoc upon them. Then he went down to live in a cave in the rock of Etam.
9培肋舍特人上去,在猶大紮營,進襲肋希。 9The Philistines went up to the mountains of Judah and raided Lehi.
10猶大人問說:「你們為什麼上來攻打我們?他們答說:「我們上來是為拘捕三松,要報復他對我們所行的。」 10The men of Judah asked them, "Why have you come to attack us?" They answered, "We have come to capture Samson, and do to him what he did to us."
11於是有三千猶大人到厄坦石穴那裏,對三松說:「難道你不知道培肋舍特人統治我們嗎?你為什麼作連累我們的事?」他回答說:「他們怎樣待我,我也怎樣待他們。」 11Three thousand men of Judah went down to the cave at the rock of Etam and said to Samson, "Do you not know that the Philistines lord it over us? Now what have you done to us?" He answered, "What they did to me, I have done to them."
12他們就向他說:「我們下來是為拘捕你,把你交在培肋舍特人手中。」三松向他們說:「你們要對我發誓,不殺害我!」 12They said to him, "We have come down to tie you up and hand you over to the Philistines." Samson said to them, "Swear to me that you will not kill me."
13他們回答說:「一定不;我們只把你綁好,交在他們手中,決不殺你。」他們於是用兩條新繩把他捆起,從石穴裏把他拉上來。 13They answered, "No, we only want to tie you up and hand you over to them, but we will not kill you." They bound him with two new ropes and brought him up from the rocks.
14他來到肋希,培肋舍特人吶喊着出來迎他;那時上主的神突然降在他身上,他手臂上的繩索,好像着火的細麻一樣,綁他的繩子從他的手上落下。 14When they arrived in Lehi, the Philistines ran to him with shouts of victory. But the Spirit of Yahweh came upon Samson. The ropes that bound him became like linen flax burned in the fire and the knots were loosened from his arms.
15他找到一塊鮮驢腮骨,伸手拿起來,擊殺了一千人。 15He found a fresh jawbone of an ass, grabbed it and with it killed a thousand men.
16然後三松喊說:「用驢腮骨殺的一堆一堆,用驢腮骨殺了一千。」 16Samson then said, "With the jawbone of an ass, I dealt them a mighty blow; with the jawbone of an ass, I beat a thousand men."
17當他說完這話,就順手把腮骨拋棄了;因此那地名叫辣瑪肋希。 17When he finished speaking, he threw away the jawbone and that is why the place was called Ramath-lehi.
18此後,他非常口渴,呼籲上主說:「你藉你僕人的手得了這次大勝利;如今我卻要渴死,陷於這些沒有割損的人手中。」 18Then he became terribly thirsty and called out to Yahweh saying, "You have given your servant this great victory. Now am I to die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?"
19天主遂在肋希使一窪地裂開,湧出水來;他喝了水,精神恢復,無異再生;因此那泉稱作「呼籲泉」,至今還在肋希。 19So Yahweh opened a hollow in the ground at Lehi and water gushed forth from it. Samson drank; his strength returned and he revived. For this, the name En-hakkore was given to the fountain which is still in Lehi to this day.
20他在培肋舍特人統治以色列的時日內,作以色列民長二十年。 20Samson became judge of Israel for twenty years during the time of the Philistines.




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