The Second Book of the Chronicles
歴代志下 第31章

31-1 Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went out to the cities of Judah, and brake in pieces the pillars, and hewed down the Asherim, and brake down the high places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned, every man to his possession, into their own cities. この事がすべて終った時、そこにいたイスラエルびとは皆、ユダの町々に出て行って、石柱を砕き、アシラ像を切り倒し、ユダとベニヤミンの全地、およびエフライムとマナセにある高き所と祭壇とを取りこわし、ついにこれをことごとく破壊した。そしてイスラエルの人々はおのおのその町々、その所領に帰った。
31-2 And Hezekiah appointed the courses of the priests and the Levites after their courses, every man according to his service, both the priests and the Levites, for burnt-offerings and for peace-offerings, to minister, and to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the camp of Jehovah. ヒゼキヤは祭司およびレビびとの班を定め、班ごとにおのおのその勤めに従って、祭司とレビびとに燔祭と酬恩祭をささげさせ、主の営の門で勤めをし、感謝をし、さんびをさせた。
31-3 He appointed also the king’s portion of his substance for the burnt-offerings, to wit, for the morning and evening burnt-offerings, and the burnt-offerings for the sabbaths, and for the new moons, and for the set feasts, as it is written in the law of Jehovah. また燔祭のために自分の財産のうちから王の分を出した。すなわち朝夕の燔祭および安息日、新月、定めの祭などの燔祭のために出して、主の律法にしるされているとおりにした。
31-4 Moreover he commanded the people that dwelt in Jerusalem to give the portion of the priests and the Levites, that they might give themselves to the law of Jehovah. またエルサレムに住む民に、祭司とレビびとにその分を与えることを命じた。これは彼らをして主の律法に身をゆだねさせるためである。
31-5 And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel gave in abundance the first-fruits of grain, new wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly. その命令が伝わるやいなや、イスラエルの人々は穀物、酒、油、蜜ならびに畑のもろもろの産物の初物を多くささげ、またすべての物の十分の一をおびただしく携えて来た。
31-6 And the children of Israel and Judah, that dwelt in the cities of Judah, they also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of dedicated things which were consecrated unto Jehovah their God, and laid them by heaps. ユダの町々に住んでいたイスラエルとユダの人々もまた牛、羊の十分の一ならびにその神、主にささげられた奉納物を携えて来て、これを積み重ねた。
31-7 In the third month they began to lay the foundation of the heaps, and finished them in the seventh month. 三月にこれを積み重ねることを始め、七月にこれを終った。
31-8 And when Hezekiah and the princes came and saw the heaps, they blessed Jehovah, and his people Israel. ヒゼキヤおよびつかさたちは来て、その積み重ねた物を見、主とその民イスラエルを祝福した。
31-9 Then Hezekiah questioned the priests and the Levites concerning the heaps. そしてヒゼキヤがその積み重ねた物について祭司およびレビびとに問い尋ねた時、
31-10 And Azariah the chief priest, of the house of Zadok, answered him and said, Since the people began to bring the oblations into the house of Jehovah, we have eaten and had enough, and have left plenty: for Jehovah hath blessed his people; and that which is left is this great store. ザドクの家から出た祭司の長アザリヤは彼に答えて言った、「民が主の宮に供え物を携えて来ることを始めてからこのかた、われわれは飽きるほど食べたが、たくさん残りました。主がその民を恵まれたからです。それでわれわれは、このように多くの残った物をもっているのです」。
31-11 Then Hezekiah commanded to prepare chambers in the house of Jehovah; and they prepared them. そこでヒゼキヤは主の宮のうちに室を設けることを命じたので、彼らはこれを設け、
31-12 And they brought in the oblations and the tithes and the dedicated things faithfully: and over them Conaniah the Levite was ruler, and Shimei his brother was second. その供え物の十分の一および奉納物を忠実に携え入れた。これをつかさどる者のかしらはレビびとコナニヤで、その兄弟シメイは彼に次ぐ者となり、
31-13 And Jehiel, and Azaziah, and Nahath, and Asahel, and Jerimoth, and Jozabad, and Eliel, and Ismachiah, and Mahath, and Benaiah, were overseers under the hand of Conaniah and Shimei his brother, by the appointment of Hezekiah the king, and Azariah the ruler of the house of God. エヒエル、アザジヤ、ナハテ、アサヘル、エレモテ、ヨザバデ、エリエル、イスマキヤ、マハテ、ベナヤらは、ヒゼキヤ王および神の宮のつかさアザリヤの任命によって、コナニヤおよびその兄弟シメイを助けて、その監督者となった。
31-14 And Kore the son of Imnah the Levite, the porter at the east gate , was over the freewill-offerings of God, to distribute the oblations of Jehovah, and the most holy things. 東の門を守る者レビびとイムナの子コレは、神にささげる自発のささげ物をつかさどり、主の供え物および最も聖なる物を分配した。
31-15 And under him were Eden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the cities of the priests, in their office of trust, to give to their brethren by courses, as well to the great as to the small: 彼を助ける者はエデン、ミニヤミン、エシュア、シマヤ、アマリヤおよびシカニヤで、皆祭司の町々でその兄弟たちに、班によって、老若ひとしく忠実に分配した。
31-16 besides them that were reckoned by genealogy of males, from three years old and upward, even every one that entered into the house of Jehovah, as the duty of every day required, for their service in their offices according to their courses; ただしすべて登録された三歳以上の男子で主の宮に入り、その班に従って日々の職分をつくし、その受持の勤めをなす者は除かれた。
31-17 and them that were reckoned by genealogy of the priests by their fathers’ houses, and the Levites from twenty years old and upward, in their offices by their courses; 祭司の登録はその氏族によってなされ、二十歳以上のレビびとの登録はその班により、その受持にしたがってなされた。
31-18 and them that were reckoned by genealogy of all their little ones, their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, through all the congregation: for in their office of trust they sanctified themselves in holiness. また祭司はその幼な子、その妻、そのむすこ、その娘、全会衆と共に登録した。彼らは忠実に身を聖なる事にささげたからである。
31-19 Also for the sons of Aaron the priests, that were in the fields of the suburbs of their cities, in every city, there were men that were mentioned by name, to give portions to all the males among the priests, and to all that were reckoned by genealogy among the Levites. また町々の放牧地におるアロンの子孫である祭司たちのためには、町ごとに人を名ざし選んで、祭司のうちのすべての男およびレビびとのうちの登録されたすべての者に、その分を与えさせた。
31-20 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah; and he wrought that which was good and right and faithful before Jehovah his God. ヒゼキヤはユダ全国にこのようにし、良い事、正しい事、忠実な事をその神、主の前に行った。
31-21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered. 彼がその神を求めるために神の宮の務につき、律法につき、戒めについて始めたわざは、ことごとく心をつくして行い、これをなし遂げた。