Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 19:1-38

上帝毁灭所多玛和蛾摩拉

1那两个天使在黄昏的时候来到所多玛罗得正坐在城门口,看见他们,便起来迎接,俯伏在地上说: 2“我主啊,请到仆人家洗洗脚,住一夜,明天早上再继续赶路吧!”他们说:“不,我们要在街上过夜。” 3罗得执意邀请他们,他们便答应到他家里作客。罗得设宴款待他们,烤无酵饼给他们吃。 4他们正准备就寝的时候,所多玛城的男人从老到少全都出来,团团围住罗得的房子, 5罗得大喊大叫:“今天晚上到你家中作客的人在哪里?把他们交出来,我们要跟他们性交!” 6罗得走出来,关上门,到众人面前, 7对他们说:“各位弟兄,请不要做这种邪恶的事! 8我有两个女儿,还是处女,我愿意把她们交出来任凭你们处置,只是请你们不要侮辱这两个人,他们是我家里的客人。” 9他们对罗得说:“走开!”又说:“这个寄居的人竟当起审判官来啦!现在我们要用更狠的手段对付你。”众人便推挤罗得,想要破门而入。 10那两位天使伸手把罗得拉进屋里,关上了门, 11并让门外的人,不论老少都眼目昏花,摸来摸去也找不着罗得家的门。

12天使对罗得说:“你还有什么亲人住在这里?你要带儿女、女婿和城里其他亲人离开这里, 13因为我们就要毁灭这城了。耶和华已经听见控诉这罪恶之城的声音,祂差遣我们来毁灭这城。” 14罗得听了就去通知他女儿的未婚夫说:“快走吧!耶和华要毁灭这城了!”可是他们却以为他是在开玩笑。

15天刚亮的时候,天使便催促罗得说:“起来,带着你的妻子和两个女儿离开,免得所多玛城因罪恶受惩罚的时候,你也一起被毁灭。” 16罗得却犹疑不决,天使便拉着罗得及其妻子和两个女儿的手出去,将他们安置在城外,因为耶和华怜悯他们。 17到了城外,其中一位天使说:“赶快逃!不要回头看,也不要留在平原,要往山上逃,免得你们被毁灭。” 18罗得说:“我主啊,请不要这样。 19仆人蒙你厚爱、施恩相救,但我无法逃到山上,要是这灾难追上我,我就没命了! 20请看,那座城离这里不远,容易跑到,又是座小城,请让我逃到那座小城活命吧!” 21天使回答说:“好吧,我答应你,不毁灭那座小城。 22你赶快逃吧,因为你还没有到那里之前,我不能动手。”从此那城便叫琐珥19:22 琐珥”意思是“小”。

23罗得到达琐珥的时候,太阳已经出来了。 24耶和华从天上把燃烧的硫磺降在所多玛蛾摩拉两地, 25毁灭了这两座城和其中的居民,包括整个平原和地上的植物。 26罗得的妻子跟在后面,她回头一望,就变成了一根盐柱。

27亚伯拉罕清早起来,走到他从前站在耶和华面前的地方, 28所多玛蛾摩拉和整个平原眺望,只见那里浓烟滚滚,好像火窑的烟一样。

29这样,为了亚伯拉罕的缘故,上帝毁灭平原各城的时候,让罗得逃离所住的城市,不致丧命。

罗得与他的女儿

30罗得不敢住在琐珥,便带着两个女儿来到山上,住进一个洞里。 31他的大女儿对妹妹说:“我们的父亲年纪大了,这里又没有男子可以照着世上的习俗娶我们。 32不如我们灌醉父亲,然后跟他睡觉,借着他替我们一家传宗接代吧。” 33于是,那晚她们灌醉了父亲,大女儿进去和父亲睡。她什么时候躺下,什么时候起来,罗得完全不知道。 34第二天,大女儿对妹妹说:“昨天晚上我已经和父亲睡了,今天晚上我们再灌醉他,你可以进去和他睡。这样,我们就可以借着父亲传宗接代。” 35当天晚上,她们又灌醉了罗得,小女儿进去与他睡。她什么时候躺下,什么时候起来,罗得完全不知道。 36这样,罗得的两个女儿都从父亲怀了孕。 37大女儿生了一个儿子,给他取名叫摩押19:37 摩押”意思是“出自父亲”。,他是今天摩押人的祖先。 38小女儿也生了一个儿子,给他取名叫便·亚米19:38 便·亚米”意思是“亲人的儿子”。,他是今天亚扪人的祖先。

New International Reader's Version

Genesis 19:1-38

The Lord Destroys Sodom and Gomorrah

1The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening. Lot was sitting near the gate of the city. When Lot saw the angels, he got up to greet them. He bowed down with his face to the ground. 2“My lords,” he said, “please come to my house. You can wash your feet and spend the night there. Then you can go on your way early in the morning.”

“No,” they answered. “We’ll spend the night in the town square.”

3But Lot wouldn’t give up. So they went with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them. He baked bread without using yeast. And they ate. 4Before Lot and his guests had gone to bed, all the men came from every part of the city of Sodom. Young and old men alike surrounded the house. 5They called out to Lot. They said, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us. We want to have sex with them.”

6Lot went outside to meet them. He shut the door behind him. 7He said, “No, my friends. Don’t do such an evil thing. 8Look, I have two daughters that no man has ever slept with. I’ll bring them out to you now. Then do to them what you want to. But don’t do anything to these men. I’ve brought them inside so they can be safe.”

9“Get out of our way!” the men of Sodom replied to Lot. “You came here as an outsider. Now you want to act like a judge! We’ll treat you worse than them.” They kept trying to force Lot to open the door. Then they moved forward to break it down.

10But the angels inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door. 11Then they made the men who were at the door of the house blind. They blinded both young and old men so that they couldn’t find the door.

12The two angels said to Lot, “Do you have any other family members here? Do you have sons-in-law, sons, daughters or any other relatives in the city? Get them out of here! 13We are going to destroy this place. Many have cried out to the Lord against the people of this city. So he has sent us to destroy it.”

14Then Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law. They had promised to marry his daughters. He said, “Hurry up! Get out of this place! The Lord is about to destroy the city!” But his sons-in-law thought he was joking.

15The sun was coming up. So the angels tried to get Lot to leave. They said, “Hurry up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here. Get out! If you don’t, you will be swept away when the city is destroyed.”

16Lot didn’t move right away. So the men grabbed him by the hand. They also took hold of the hands of his wife and two daughters. They led all of them safely out of the city. The Lord had mercy on them. 17As soon as the angels had brought them out, one of them spoke. He said, “Run for your lives! Don’t look back! Don’t stop anywhere in the valley! Run to the mountains! If you don’t, you will be swept away!”

18But Lot said to them, “No, my lords! Please! 19You have done me a big favor. You have been very kind to me by sparing my life. But I can’t run to the mountains. I won’t be able to escape this horrible thing that’s going to happen. And then I’ll die. 20Look, here’s a town near enough to run to. It’s small. Let me run to it. It’s very small, isn’t it? Then my life will be spared.”

21The Lord said to Lot, “All right. I will also give you what you are asking for. I will not destroy the town you are talking about. 22But run there quickly. I can’t do anything until you reach it.” The town was named Zoar. Zoar means Small.

23By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. 24Then the Lord sent down burning sulfur. It came down like rain on Sodom and Gomorrah. It came from the Lord. It came out of the sky. 25The Lord destroyed these cities and the whole valley. All the people who were living in the cities were wiped out. So were the plants in the land. 26But Lot’s wife looked back. When she did, she became a pillar made out of salt.

27Early the next morning Abraham got up. He returned to the place where he had stood in front of the Lord. 28He looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah and the whole valley. He saw thick smoke rising from the land. It looked like smoke from a furnace.

29So when God destroyed the cities of the valley, he showed concern for Abraham. He brought Lot out safely when he destroyed the cities where Lot had lived.

Lot and His Daughters

30Lot and his two daughters left Zoar. They went to live in the mountains because Lot was afraid to stay in Zoar. So he and his daughters lived in a cave. 31One day the older daughter spoke to the younger one. She said, “Our father is old. People all over the earth have men to marry and have children with. We do not. 32So let’s get our father to drink wine. Then we can sleep with him. We can use our father to continue our family line.”

33That night they got their father to drink wine. Then the older daughter went in and slept with him. He wasn’t aware when she lay down or when she got up.

34The next day the older daughter spoke to the younger one again. She said, “Last night I slept with my father. Let’s get him to drink wine again tonight. Then you go in and sleep with him. We can use our father to continue our family line.” 35So they got their father to drink wine that night also. Then the younger daughter slept with him. Again he wasn’t aware when she lay down or when she got up.

36So both of Lot’s daughters became pregnant by their father. 37The older daughter had a son. She named him Moab. He’s the father of the Moabites of today. 38The younger daughter also had a son. She named him Ben-Ammi. He’s the father of the Ammonites of today.