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撒慕尔纪上 1 Samuel
1达味心里想:「终有一天我会落在撒乌耳手中,倒不如逃到培肋舍特地方去,使撒乌耳绝望,再不在全以色列境内寻找我,我方能摆脱他的毒手。」1David thought, "Some day I shall die at the hand of Saul. It is better for me to escape to the land of the Philistines where I shall be beyond his reach and Saul will get tired of searching for me within the borders of Israel."
2达味遂带了他那六百人,动身往加特王玛敖客的儿子阿基士那里去。2So David went with his six hundred men to Achish, son of Maoch, king of Gath.
3达味和他的两个妻子:依次勒耳人阿希诺罕与曾作加尔默耳人纳巴耳妻子的阿彼盖耳,他的部队,以及他们的眷属,同阿基士一起住在加特。3He and his men lived with Achish in Gath; each one had his family with him and David had his two wives, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail of Carmel, Nabal's widow.
4有人告诉撒乌耳,达味逃到加特去了,撒乌耳就不再搜寻他。4When Saul was informed that David had fled to Gath, he no longer searched for him.
5达味向阿基士说:「假使我在你眼中获得宠幸,请在乡间城镇里给我一块地方,叫我住在那里;为什么你的仆人要同你一起住在京城内呢?」5David said to Achish, "If I meet with your approval, let me have a place to live in one of the country towns. Why should your servant live in the royal city with you?"
6那一天,阿基士就将漆刻拉格赐给他;因此漆刻拉格直到今日还属犹大王。6That very day, Achish gave David Ziklag, which since then and up to the present time has belonged to the kings of Judah.
7达味住在培肋舍特人地方,共计一年零四个月。7David lived one year and four months in the country of the Philistines.
8达味带着他的人上去,袭击了革叔尔人、基尔齐人和阿玛肋克人。这些民族所住的地方,是从特郎经叔尔直到埃及地。8David and his men raided the Geshurites, the Girzites and the Amalekites - all these lived in the land extending from Telem to Shur and the land of Egypt.
9当达味攻击那地方时,没有让那里的男女生存,只把牛、羊、驴、骆驼和衣服抢来,带回交给阿基士。9David would attack the land leaving neither man nor woman alive and carrying off their sheep, oxen, asses, camels and garments. Then he would come back to Achish.
10每当阿基士问说:「今天你们袭击了什么地方?」时,达味总是回答说:「袭击了犹大的南方,耶辣默耳人的南方,刻尼人的南方。」10Whenever Achish asked, "Whom did you raid this time?" David would answer, "The Negeb of Judah," or "The Negeb of the Jarahmeelites," or "The Negeb of the Kenites."
11达味没有让那里的男女活着带回加特来,因为达味想:「怕他们对我们作不利的宣传说:达味这样这样对待了我们。」这是他住在培肋舍特地方整个时期内的作风。11David left neither man nor woman alive. For he said, "If I brought them to Gath, they could talk against us and say: This is what David did." Such was his practice as long as he lived in the country of the Philistines.
12阿基士相信了达味,心中想:「他在自己民族以色列人中,已留下臭名,他要永久作我的奴隶了。」12Achish trusted David and said to himself, "David is now hated by his own people. He shall be my servant forever."
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