Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 13:1-18

亚伯兰与罗得分道扬镳

1亚伯兰带着妻子、侄儿罗得和所有的一切离开埃及去南地。 2这时候亚伯兰已经拥有很多牲畜和金银。 3-4他从南地渐渐迁移到伯特利,到了他从前在伯特利中间搭帐篷和筑坛的地方。他又在那里求告耶和华。 5亚伯兰同行的罗得也有牛群、羊群和帐篷。 6他们的牲畜很多,那地方容纳不下,他们无法住在一起。 7亚伯兰的牧人和罗得的牧人彼此争执。那时,迦南人和比利洗人也住在那里。

8亚伯兰罗得说:“我们不该彼此争执,我们的牧人也不该互相争执,因为我们是骨肉至亲。 9整片土地不就在你面前吗?我们分开吧。如果你往左边去,我就往右边走;如果你往右边去,我就往左边走。” 10罗得举目眺望,看见整个约旦河平原,远至琐珥,水源充足。在耶和华还没有毁灭所多玛蛾摩拉之前,那地方就好像耶和华的伊甸园,又像埃及11于是,罗得选了整个约旦河平原,向东迁移,他们便分开了。 12亚伯兰住在迦南罗得则住在平原的城邑里,并渐渐把帐篷迁移到所多玛附近。 13所多玛人极其邪恶,在耶和华眼中罪恶滔天。

14罗得离开后,耶和华对亚伯兰说:“从你站的地方向东西南北眺望, 15你所能看见的地方,我都要赐给你和你的后代,直到永远。 16我要使你的后代多如地上的尘土,人若能数算地上的尘土,才能数算你的后代。 17你起来走遍这片土地,因为我要把这片土地赐给你。” 18亚伯兰就把帐篷迁移到希伯仑幔利的橡树那里居住,在那里为耶和华筑了一座祭坛。

King James Version

Genesis 13:1-18

1And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south. 2And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. 3And he went on his journeys from the south even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai; 4Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.

5¶ And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. 6And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. 7And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. 8And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.13.8 brethren: Heb. men brethren 9Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

10And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. 11Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. 12Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. 13But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

14¶ And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: 15For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. 16And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. 17Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee. 18Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.13.18 plain: Heb. plains