The Second Book of the Chronicles
歴代志下 第34章

34-1 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign; and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem. ヨシヤは八歳のとき王となり、エルサレムで三十一年の間世を治めた。
34-2 And he did that which was right in the eyes of Jehovah, and walked in the ways of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left. 彼は主の良しと見られることをなし、その父ダビデの道を歩んで、右にも左にも曲らなかった。
34-3 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father; and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the Asherim, and the graven images, and the molten images. 彼はまだ若かったが、その治世の第八年に父ダビデの神を求めることを始め、その十二年には高き所、アシラ像、刻んだ像、鋳た像などを除いて、ユダとエルサレムを清めることを始め、
34-4 And they brake down the altars of the Baalim in his presence; and the sun-images that were on high above them he hewed down; and the Asherim, and the graven images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces, and made dust of them, and strewed it upon the graves of them that had sacrificed unto them. もろもろのバアルの祭壇を、自分の前で打ちこわさせ、その上に立っていた香の祭壇を切り倒し、アシラ像、刻んだ像、鋳た像を打ち砕いて粉々にし、これらの像に犠牲をささげた者どもの墓の上にそれをまき散らし、
34-5 And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars, and purged Judah and Jerusalem. 祭司らの骨をそのもろもろの祭壇の上で焼き、こうしてユダとエルサレムを清めた。
34-6 And so did he in the cities of Manasseh and Ephraim and Simeon, even unto Naphtali, in their ruins round about. またマナセ、エフライム、シメオンおよびナフタリの荒れた町々にもこのようにし、
34-7 And he brake down the altars, and beat the Asherim and the graven images into powder, and hewed down all the sun-images throughout all the land of Israel, and returned to Jerusalem. もろもろの祭壇をこわし、アシラ像およびもろもろの刻んだ像を粉々に打ち砕き、イスラエル全国の香の祭壇をことごとく切り倒して、エルサレムに帰った。
34-8 Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had purged the land and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz the recorder, to repair the house of Jehovah his God. ヨシヤはその治世の十八年に、国と宮とを清めた時、その神、主の宮を繕わせようと、アザリヤの子シャパン、町のつかさマアセヤおよびヨアハズの子史官ヨアをつかわした。
34-9 And they came to Hilkiah the high priest, and delivered the money that was brought into the house of God, which the Levites, the keepers of the threshold, had gathered of the hand of Manasseh and Ephraim, and of all the remnant of Israel, and of all Judah and Benjamin, and of the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 彼らは大祭司ヒルキヤのもとへ行って、神の宮にはいった金を渡した。これは門を守るレビびとがマナセ、エフライムおよびその他のすべてのイスラエル、ならびにユダとベニヤミンのすべての人、およびエルサレムの住民の手から集めたものである。
34-10 And they delivered it into the hand of the workmen that had the oversight of the house of Jehovah; and the workmen that wrought in the house of Jehovah gave it to mend and repair the house; 彼らはこれを主の宮を監督する職工らの手に渡したので、主の宮で働く職工らは、これを宮を繕い直すために支払った。
34-11 even to the carpenters and to the builders gave they it, to buy hewn stone, and timber for couplings, and to make beams for the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed. すなわち、大工および建築者にこれを渡して、ユダの王たちが破った建物のために、切り石および骨組の材木を買わせ、梁材を整えさせた。
34-12 And the men did the work faithfully: and the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set it forward; and others of the Levites, all that were skilful with instruments of music. その人々は忠実に仕事をした。その監督者はメラリの子孫であるレビびとヤハテとオバデヤ、およびコハテびとの子孫であるゼカリヤとメシュラムであって、工事をつかさどった。また楽器に巧みなレビびとがこれに伴った。
34-13 Also they were over the bearers of burdens, and set forward all that did the work in every manner of service: and of the Levites there were scribes, and officers, and porters. 彼らはまた荷を負う者を監督し、様々の仕事に働くすべての者をつかさどった。また他のレビびとは書記となり、役人となり、また門衛となった。
34-14 And when they brought out the money that was brought into the house of Jehovah, Hilkiah the priest found the book of the law of Jehovah given by Moses. さて彼らが主の宮にはいった金を取りだした時、祭司ヒルキヤはモーセの伝えた主の律法の書を発見した。
34-15 And Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of Jehovah. And Hilkiah delivered the book to Shaphan. そこでヒルキヤは書記官シャパンに言った、「わたしは主の宮で律法の書を発見しました」と。そしてヒルキヤはその書をシャパンに渡した。
34-16 And Shaphan carried the book to the king, and moreover brought back word to the king, saying, All that was committed to thy servants, they are doing. シャパンはその書を王のもとに持って行き、さらに王に復命して言った、「しもべらはゆだねられた事をことごとくなし、
34-17 And they have emptied out the money that was found in the house of Jehovah, and have delivered it into the hand of the overseers, and into the hand of the workmen. 主の宮にあった金をあけて、監督者の手および職工の手に渡しました」。
34-18 And Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read therein before the king. 書記官シャパンはまた王に告げて、「祭司ヒルキヤはわたしに一つの書物を渡しました」と言い、シャパンはそれを王の前で読んだ。
34-19 And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the law, that he rent his clothes. 王はその律法の言葉を聞いて衣を裂いた。
34-20 And the king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Abdon the son of Micah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah the king’s servant, saying, そして王はヒルキヤおよびシャパンの子アヒカムとミカの子アブドンと書記官シャパンと王の家来アサヤとに命じて言った、
34-21 Go ye, inquire of Jehovah for me, and for them that are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found; for great is the wrath of Jehovah that is poured out upon us, because our fathers have not kept the word of Jehovah, to do according unto all that is written in this book. 「あなたがたは行って、この発見された書物の言葉についてわたしのために、またイスラエルとユダの残りの者のために主に問いなさい。われわれの先祖たちが主の言葉を守らず、すべてこの書物にしるされていることを行わなかったので、主はわれわれに大いなる怒りを注がれるからです」。
34-22 So Hilkiah, and they whom the king had commanded, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tokhath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the second quarter;) and they spake to her to that effect. そこでヒルキヤおよび王のつかわした人々は、シャルムの妻である女預言者ホルダのもとへ行った。シャルムはハスラの子であるトクハテの子で、衣装を守る者である。時にホルダは、エルサレムの第二区に住んでいた。彼らはホルダにその趣意を語ったので、
34-23 And she said unto them, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel: Tell ye the man that sent you unto me, ホルダは彼らに言った、「イスラエルの神、主はこう仰せられます、『あなたがたをわたしにつかわした人に告げなさい。
34-24 Thus saith Jehovah, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the curses that are written in the book which they have read before the king of Judah. 主はこう仰せられます。見よ、わたしはユダの王の前で読んだ書物にしるされているもろもろののろい、すなわち災をこの所と、ここに住む者に下す。
34-25 Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore is my wrath poured out upon this place, and it shall not be quenched. 彼らはわたしを捨てて、他の神々に香をたき、自分の手で造ったもろもろの物をもって、わたしの怒りを引き起そうとしたからである。それゆえ、わたしの怒りは、この所に注がれて消えない。
34-26 But unto the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of Jehovah, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel: As touching the words which thou hast heard, しかしあなたがたをつかわして、主に問わせるユダの王にはこう言いなさい。イスラエルの神、主はこう仰せられる。あなたが聞いた言葉については、
34-27 because thy heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and hast humbled thyself before me, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith Jehovah. この所と、ここに住む者を責める神の言葉を、あなたが聞いた時、心に悔い、神の前に身をひくくし、わたしの前にへりくだり、衣を裂いて、わたしの前に泣いたので、わたしもまた、あなたに聞いた、と主は言われる。
34-28 Behold, I will gather thee to thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered to thy grave in peace, neither shall thine eyes see all the evil that I will bring upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof. And they brought back word to the king. 見よ、わたしはあなたを先祖たちのもとに集める。あなたは安らかにあなたの墓に集められる。あなたはわたしがこの所と、ここに住む者に下すもろもろの災を目に見ることがない』と」。彼らは王に復命した。
34-29 Then the king sent and gathered together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. そこで王は人をつかわしてユダとエルサレムの長老をことごとく集め、
34-30 And the king went up to the house of Jehovah, and all the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the priests, and the Levites, and all the people, both great and small: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant that was found in the house of Jehovah. そして王は主の宮に上って行った。ユダのすべての人々、エルサレムの住民、祭司、レビびと、およびすべての民は、老いた者も若い者もことごとく彼に従った。そこで王は主の宮で発見した契約の書の言葉を、ことごとく彼らの耳に読み聞かせ、
34-31 And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before Jehovah, to walk after Jehovah, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant that were written in this book. そして王は自分の所に立って、主の前に契約を立て、主に従って歩み、心をつくし、精神をつくして、その戒めと、あかしと定めとをまもり、この書にしるされた契約の言葉を行おうと言い、
34-32 And he caused all that were found in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand to it. And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers. エルサレムおよびベニヤミンの人々を皆これに加わらせた。エルサレムの住民は先祖の神であるその神の契約にしたがって行った。
34-33 And Josiah took away all the abominations out of all the countries that pertained to the children of Israel, and made all that were found in Israel to serve, even to serve Jehovah their God. All his days they departed not from following Jehovah, the God of their fathers. ヨシヤはイスラエルの人々に属するすべての地から、憎むべきものをことごとく取り除き、イスラエルにいるすべての人をその神、主に仕えさせた。ヨシヤが世にある日の間は、彼らは先祖の神、主に従って離れなかった。