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编年纪下 2 Chronicles
1阿撒行了上主他的天主视为善,视为正直的事,1Asa did what is good and right in the eyes of Yahweh.
2除掉了外邦的祭坛和高丘,毁坏了柱像,拆除了木偶,2He removed the altars of foreign worship and the High places. He broke down the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah's trunks.
3并命令犹大应寻求上主他们祖先的天主,遵行他的法律和诫命,3He commanded the people of Judah to do the will of Yahweh, the God of their ancestors, and to observe the Law and its commands.
4也铲除了犹大各城内的高丘和太阳柱。那时,国家在他治下安享太平。4He removed the High places and the altars of incense in every town of Judah. The kingdom was at peace under his rule.
5他又在犹大修筑了几座坚城,因为境内平靖,数年没有战争,上主赐予他平安。5He rebuilt the fortified towns of Judah, since the country was at peace, and there was no war during those years, for Yahweh granted him peace.
6阿撒对犹大人说:「我们必须建筑这些城邑,四周建筑城垣堡垒,安置大门和门闩;地域仍属我们,是因为我们寻求了上主,我们的天主。我们既寻求了他,他便使我们四境平靖。」于是他们兴工建筑,事事顺利。6He told the people of Judah, "Let us rebuild these towns and surround them with walls and towers, with gates and bars while we have control of this land, since we have done the will of Yahweh our God; and he has protected us and given us peace on every side."
7阿撒的军队,持盾执戈的犹大人三十万,持牌挽弓的本雅明人二十八万:这些人都是勇士。7They built and prospered. Asa had an army of three hundred thousand Judaeans armed with buckler and spear, and two hundred eighty thousand Benjaminites bearing shield and wielding the bow, all of them brave, well-trained men.
8那时,雇士人则辣黑率领百万大军,战车三百辆,前来进攻,到了玛勒沙。8Zerah the Cushite, with an army one million strong and three hundred chariots, made an incursion which reached to Mareshah.
9阿撒出来迎战,陈兵在离玛勒沙不远的责法达山谷。9Asa marched against him and drew up his battle line in the Valley of Zephathah, at Mareshah.
10阿撒呼吁上主他的天主说:「上主!在强弱悬殊之下,无人能似你能施协助。上主,我们的天主!求你协助我们,因为我们只有依赖你,奉你的名来迎击这支大军。上主,你是我们的天主,不要让人胜过你!」10He called on Yahweh, his God, "Yahweh, no one but you can stand up for the powerless against the powerful. Come to our help, Yahweh our God! We rely on you, and fight against this huge army in your name. Yahweh, you are our God. Let no one defeat you."
11于是上主在阿撒和犹大人前打击了雇士人,雇士人遂逃走。11Yahweh defeated the Cushites when Asa and the Judaean army attacked them. The Cushites fled,
12阿撒带着跟随他的军民,追击他们直至革辣尔。雇士人甚至没有一个活的,都丧亡了,因为他们为上主和他的军队击溃。犹大人夺取了很多财物。12and Asa pursued them with his army as far as Gerar. The Cushites fell even to the last for they had been overpowered by Yahweh and his camp. They collected great amounts of loot.
13他们又攻破了革辣尔四周所有的城池,因为上主的恐怖笼罩了这些城池;犹大人又将所有的城掳掠一空,因为城中有许多财物。13They conquered all the towns in the area of Gerar, for the terror of Yahweh had fallen on these towns and they plundered them all since they were full of loot.
14随后又毁坏了群畜的围栏,掠取了许多羊群和骆驼,便回耶路撒冷去了。14They also attacked the camps of some shepherds and carried off great numbers of sheep and camels; then they returned to Jerusalem.
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