Judges 士师记14
大耳朵英语  http://www.bigear.cn  2008-01-20 14:45:14  【打印
Samson's Marriage

参孙的婚姻

1. Samson went down to Timnah and saw there a young Philistine woman.

参孙下到亭拿,在那里看见一个女子,是非利士人的女儿。

2. When he returned, he said to his father and mother, "I have seen a Philistine woman in Timnah; now get her for me as my wife."

参孙上来禀告他父母说:" 我在亭拿看见一个女子,是非利士人的女儿,愿你们给我娶来为妻。"

3. His father and mother replied, "Isn't there an acceptable woman among your relatives or among all our people? Must you go to the uncircumcised Philistines to get a wife?" But Samson said to his father, "Get her for me. She's the right one for me." 他父母说:" 在你弟兄的女儿中,或在本国的民中,岂没有一个女子,何至你去在未受割礼的非利士人中娶妻呢?" 参孙对他父亲说:"愿你给我娶那女子,因我喜悦她。"

4. (His parents did not know that this was from the LORD, who was seeking an occasion to confront the Philistines; for at that time they were ruling over Israel.)

他的父母却不知道这事是出于耶和华,因为他找机会攻击非利士人。那时,非利士人辖制以色列人。

5. Samson went down to Timnah together with his father and mother. As they approached the vineyards of Timnah, suddenly a young lion came roaring toward him. 参孙跟他父母下亭拿去,到了亭拿的葡萄园,见有一只少壮狮子向他吼叫。

6. The Spirit of the LORD came upon him in power so that he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as he might have torn a young goat. But he told neither his father nor his mother what he had done.

耶和华的灵大大感动参孙,他虽然手无器械,却将狮子撕裂,如同撕裂山羊羔一样。他行这事并没有告诉父母。

7. Then he went down and talked with the woman, and he liked her.

参孙下去与女子说话,就喜悦她。

8.Some time later, when he went back to marry her, he turned aside to look at the lion's carcass. In it was a swarm of bees and some honey,

过了些日子,再下去要娶那女子,转向道旁要看死狮,见有一群蜂子和蜜在死狮之内,

9. which he scooped out with his hands and ate as he went along. When he rejoined his parents, he gave them some, and they too ate it. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey from the lion's carcass.

就用手取蜜,且吃且走。到了父母那里,给他父母,他们也吃了。只是没有告诉这蜜是从死狮之内取来的。

10. Now his father went down to see the woman. And Samson made a feast there, as was customary for bridegrooms.

他父亲下去见女子。参孙在那里设摆筵宴,因为向来少年人都有这个规矩。

11. When he appeared, he was given thirty companions.

众人看见参孙,就请了三十个人陪伴他。

12. "Let me tell you a riddle," Samson said to them. "If you can give me the answer within the seven days of the feast, I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty sets of clothes.

参孙对他们说:" 给你们出一个谜语,你们在七日筵宴之内,若能猜出意思告诉我,我就给你们三十件里衣,三十套衣裳。

13. If you can't tell me the answer, you must give me thirty linen garments and thirty sets of clothes." "Tell us your riddle," they said. "Let's hear it."

你们若不能猜出意思告诉我,你们就给我三十件里衣,三十套衣裳。" 他们说:"请将谜语说给我们听。"

14. He replied, "Out of the eater, something to eat; out of the strong, something sweet." For three days they could not give the answer.

参孙对他们说:" 吃的从吃者出来。甜的从强者出来。" 他们三日不能猜出谜语的意思。

15. On the fourth day, they said to Samson's wife, "Coax your husband into explaining the riddle for us, or we will burn you and your father's household to death. Did you invite us here to rob us?"

到第七天,他们对参孙的妻说:" 你诓哄你丈夫,探出谜语的意思告诉我们,免得我们用火烧你和你父家。你们请了我们来,是要夺我们所有的吗?"

16.Then Samson's wife threw herself on him, sobbing, "You hate me! You don't really love me. You've given my people a riddle, but you haven't told me the answer." "I haven't even explained it to my father or mother," he replied, "so why should I explain it to you?"

参孙的妻在丈夫面前啼哭说:" 你是恨我,不是爱我,你给我本国的人出谜语,却没有将意思告诉我。" 参孙回答说:" 连我父母我都没有告诉,岂可告诉你呢?"

17. She cried the whole seven days of the feast. So on the seventh day he finally told her, because she continued to press him. She in turn explained the riddle to her people.

七日筵宴之内,她在丈夫面前啼哭,到第七天逼着他,他才将谜语的意思告诉他妻,他妻就告诉本国的人。

18. Before sunset on the seventh day the men of the town said to him, "What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion?" Samson said to them, "If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have solved my riddle."

到第七天,日头未落以前,那城里的人对参孙说:" 有什么比蜜还甜呢?有什么比狮子还强呢?" 参孙对他们说:"你们若非用我的母牛犊耕地,就猜不出我谜语的意思来。"

19. Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon him in power. He went down to Ashkelon, struck down thirty of their men, stripped them of their belongings and gave their clothes to those who had explained the riddle. Burning with anger, he went up to his father's house.

耶和华的灵大大感动参孙,他就下到亚实基伦,击杀了三十个人,夺了他们的衣裳,将衣裳给了猜出谜语的人。参孙发怒,就上父家去了。

20. And Samson's wife was given to the friend who had attended him at his wedding.

参孙的妻便归了参孙的陪伴,就是作过他朋友的。