Amplified Bible

Genesis 28

Jacob Is Sent Away

1So Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and charged him, and said to him, “You shall not marry one of the women of Canaan. [a]Arise, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother’s father; and take from there as a wife for yourself one of the daughters of Laban your mother’s brother. May [b]God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, so that you may become a [great] company of peoples. May He also give the blessing of Abraham to you and your descendants with you, that you may inherit the [promised] land of your sojournings, which He gave to Abraham.” Then Isaac sent Jacob away, and he went to Paddan-aram, to Laban, son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau.

Now Esau noticed that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him to Paddan-aram to take a wife for himself from there, and that as he blessed him he gave him a prohibition, saying, “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan,” and that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Paddan-aram. So Esau realized that [his two wives] the daughters of Canaan displeased Isaac his father; and [to appease his parents] Esau went to [the family of] Ishmael and took as his wife, in addition to the wives he [already] had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebaioth [Ishmael’s firstborn son].

Jacob’s Dream

10 Now Jacob left Beersheba [never to see his mother again] and traveled toward Haran. 11 And he came to a certain place and stayed overnight there because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down there [to sleep]. 12 He dreamed that there was a ladder (stairway) placed on the earth, and the top of it reached [out of sight] toward heaven; and [he saw] the angels of God ascending and descending on it [going to and from heaven]. 13 And behold, the Lord stood above and around him and said, “I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your [father’s] father and the God of Isaac; I will give to you and to your descendants the land [of promise] on which you are lying. 14 Your descendants shall be as [countless as] the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and the east and the north and the south; and all the families (nations) of the earth shall be blessed through you and your [c]descendants. 15 Behold, I am with you and will keep [careful watch over you and guard] you wherever you may go, and I will bring you back to this [promised] land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” 16 Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and he said, “Without any doubt the Lord is in this place, and I did not realize it.” 17 So he was afraid and said, “How fearful and awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gateway to heaven.”

18 So Jacob got up early in the morning, and took the stone he had put under his head and he set it up as a pillar [that is, a monument to the vision in his dream], and he poured [olive] oil on the top of it [to [d]consecrate it]. 19 He named that place Bethel (the house of God); the previous name of that city was Luz (Almond Tree). 20 Then Jacob made a vow (promise), saying, “If God will be with me and will keep me on this journey that I take, and will give me food to eat and clothing to wear, 21 and if [He grants that] I return to my father’s house in safety, then the Lord will be my God. 22 This stone which I have set up as a pillar (monument, memorial) will be God’s house [a sacred place to me], and of everything that You give me I will give the tenth to You [as an offering to signify my gratitude and dependence on You].”

Notas al pie

  1. Genesis 28:2 The Hebrew verb “to stand” or “arise” is often used as an instruction to prepare to fulfill a command, somewhat similar to the military command “attention.”
  2. Genesis 28:3 Heb El Shaddai.
  3. Genesis 28:14 I.e. Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is a descendant of Jacob.
  4. Genesis 28:18 I.e. dedicate or declare something sacred for God’s purpose.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 28

1以撒把雅各叫来,给他祝福,又嘱咐他说:“你不要娶迦南的女子为妻。 马上去巴旦·亚兰,到你外祖父彼土利家,在你舅父拉班的女儿中选一个做妻子。 愿全能的上帝赐福给你,使你的子孙众多,成为许多民族。 愿上帝把赐给亚伯拉罕的福气赐给你和你的后代,让你承受你寄居之地为产业,就是上帝赐给亚伯拉罕的地方。” 以撒让雅各前往巴旦·亚兰,去亚兰人彼土利的儿子拉班那里。拉班是雅各和以扫的舅父。

以扫看见父亲给雅各祝福,让他到巴旦·亚兰娶妻,叮嘱他不要娶迦南的女子, 又看见雅各听从父母到巴旦·亚兰去了, 就知道父亲以撒不喜欢迦南的女子。 他便到亚伯拉罕的儿子以实玛利那里,娶了以实玛利的女儿、尼拜约的妹妹玛哈拉为妻。他娶玛哈拉以前已经有两个妻子了。


10 雅各离开别示巴,前往哈兰。 11 到了一个地方,太阳已经下山,他便在那里过夜。他枕着一块石头睡觉, 12 梦中看见有个梯子立在地上,直通到天上,梯子上有上帝的天使上上下下。 13 耶和华站在梯子上[a]对雅各说:“我是耶和华,是你祖父亚伯拉罕的上帝,也是以撒的上帝。我要把你现在躺卧的地方赐给你和你的后代。 14 你的后代必多如地上的尘沙,遍布四方,地上万族必因你和你的后代而蒙福。 15 我与你同在,无论你去哪里,我都会保护你,领你返回这片土地。我必实现对你的应许,决不离弃你。”

16 雅各一觉醒来,说:“耶和华居然在这里,我却不知道。” 17 他就害怕起来,说:“这地方何等可畏!这里是上帝的家,是通天的大门。”

18 雅各清早起来,把枕的那块石头立成柱子作记号,在上面浇上油。 19 他称那地方为伯特利[b],那地方以前叫路斯。 20 雅各许愿说:“如果上帝与我同在,在路上保护我,供给我衣食, 21 带领我平安地回到父亲的家,我就一定敬奉耶和华为我的上帝。 22 我立为柱子的这块石头必成为上帝的殿。凡你赐给我的,我必把十分之一献给你。”

Notas al pie

  1. 28:13 在梯子上”或译“在他旁边”。
  2. 28:19 伯特利”意思是“上帝的家”。