Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 24:1-67

亚伯拉罕为以撒娶妻

1亚伯拉罕已经年迈,耶和华在一切的事上都赐福给他。 2亚伯拉罕对他的老总管说:“请你把手放在我大腿底下, 3我要你凭耶和华——掌管天地的上帝起誓,你不会找这迦南的女子做我儿子的妻子。 4你要回到我的家乡,在我的亲族中为以撒物色妻子。” 5老总管问他:“如果那女子不肯跟我到这里来,我要把你儿子带回你的家乡吗?” 6亚伯拉罕说:“你千万不可带我的儿子回那里! 7因为带领我离开父家和本乡的耶和华——天上的主,曾经向我说话,起誓应许把这片土地赐给我的后代。祂必派天使在你前面引路,帮助你在那里为我儿子找到妻子。 8如果那女子不肯跟你来,你也算履行了你向我起的誓,只是你不可带我儿子回那里。” 9于是,老总管就把手放在他主人亚伯拉罕的大腿底下,为这事向他起誓。

10老总管带着主人的十匹骆驼和各种上好的礼物,启程前往美索不达米亚,来到拿鹤住的城。 11黄昏,妇女们出来打水的时候,他让骆驼跪在城外的井旁, 12然后祷告说:“我主人亚伯拉罕的上帝耶和华啊,求你施恩给我家主人亚伯拉罕,让事情今天能够成就。 13现在,我站在这泉水旁,城里的少女正出来打水。 14如果我对哪个少女说‘请放下你的水罐,让我喝点水’,如果她说‘请喝,我也打水给你的骆驼喝’,愿那女子做你为自己的仆人以撒选定的妻子。这样,我可以知道你施恩给我的主人了。”

老总管井旁遇利百加

15老总管的话还没有说完,就有一位名叫利百加的少女肩上扛着水罐走出来。她是彼土利的女儿,彼土利亚伯拉罕的兄弟拿鹤密迦所生的儿子。 16利百加长得非常美丽,是个处女,没有男人亲近过她。她下到井旁,把水罐盛满了水后上来。 17老总管跑上前去对她说:“求你给我一点水喝。” 18她回答说:“我主,请喝!”说完,立刻放下水罐,托在手上让他喝。 19等他喝完以后,利百加又说:“我再为你的骆驼打些水来,让它们喝个饱。” 20于是,她马上把水罐里的水倒进水槽里,又跑到井边为所有的骆驼打水。 21当时,老总管在一旁静静地注视着利百加,要看看耶和华是否使他此行顺利。

22骆驼喝过水以后,老总管拿出一只约六克重的金环和一对约一百一十克重的金镯给利百加23对她说:“请问你是谁的女儿?你父亲家里有地方让我们住宿吗?” 24利百加回答说:“我是彼土利的女儿,我父亲是拿鹤密迦的儿子。 25我家里有充足的粮草,也有地方让你留宿。” 26老总管听了,就俯伏敬拜耶和华, 27说:“我主人亚伯拉罕的上帝耶和华当受称颂,因为祂一直以慈爱和信实对待我的主人,引导我一路走到我主人兄弟的家里。”

28利百加跑回家中,把这事告诉了母亲和家人。 29利百加有个哥哥名叫拉班30他看见妹妹的金环和手上的金镯,听了她叙述老总管的话,就跑到井旁,见老总管跟骆驼仍然站在那里, 31便对他说:“你这蒙耶和华赐福的人,请到我家。为什么站在外面呢?我已经为你预备好了房间,也为骆驼预备了地方。” 32老总管就到了拉班的家里,拉班卸下骆驼背上的东西,给骆驼喂上草料,打水给老总管和随行的人洗脚。 33他们备好了晚餐给他吃,老总管却说:“不,等我说明来意后再吃。”拉班说:“请说。”

34老总管说:“我是亚伯拉罕的仆人。 35耶和华赐给我主人极大的福气,使他非常富有。耶和华赐给他牛群、羊群、金子、银子、男女仆婢、骆驼和驴。 36我主人的妻子撒拉在晚年生了一个儿子,主人把所有的财产都给了他。 37主人要我起誓,他说,‘你不可以给我的儿子娶迦南女子为妻, 38你要到我家乡的亲族中为我儿子物色妻子。’ 39我问我的主人,‘如果那女子不愿意跟我回来怎么办?’ 40他说,‘我一向事奉的耶和华必会派天使与你同行,使你一路顺利,为我儿子在家乡的亲族中物色妻子。 41你去就是履行了你向我起的誓,如果我的亲族不肯把女子交给你,你也算履行了你向我起的誓。’

42“所以,今天我来到井旁时曾祷告说,‘我主人亚伯拉罕的上帝耶和华啊,求你使我一路顺利。 43我现在站在井旁,有女子出来打水的时候,我会向她要水喝, 44如果她说,请喝,我也打水给你的骆驼喝,就让她做你为我家主人的儿子预备的妻子吧。’

45“我心中的话还没有说完,就看见利百加肩上扛着水罐到井旁打水。我上前向她要水喝, 46她就连忙放下肩上的水罐,说,‘请喝,我也打水给你的骆驼喝。’我喝了,她又打水给骆驼喝。 47我问她是谁家的女儿,她说,‘是拿鹤密迦的儿子彼土利的女儿。’我就替她戴上金鼻环和金手镯, 48然后俯伏敬拜耶和华——我主人亚伯拉罕的上帝,因为祂引导我走正确的路,找到了主人兄弟的孙女儿给主人的儿子做妻子。 49现在,你们若愿意以慈爱和信实对待我的主人,答应这门亲事,请告诉我;如果不答应,也请告诉我,好让我知道应该怎么办。”

50拉班彼土利回答说:“既然是耶和华的安排,我们不能再多说什么。 51你看,利百加就在这里,你可以照耶和华的话,把她带回去给你主人的儿子做妻子。” 52亚伯拉罕的仆人听见这话,就俯伏在地上敬拜耶和华, 53然后拿出金银首饰和衣裳送给利百加,又把贵重的礼物送给她的哥哥和母亲。 54老总管和随行的人用过晚饭以后,在那里住了一夜。第二天早晨,老总管说:“请让我返回我主人那里。” 55利百加的哥哥和母亲说:“让利百加和我们住上十来天再去吧!” 56可是,老总管说:“既然耶和华已经使我一路顺利,请你们不要挽留我,请让我回到我主人那里。” 57他们说:“我们问问利百加的意见吧。” 58他们就叫来利百加,问她:“你愿意跟这个人同去吗?”利百加说:“我愿意!” 59于是,他们让利百加和她的奶妈跟老总管及随行的人一同离去, 60并为利百加祝福,说:

“我们的妹妹啊,

愿你成为千万人之母!

愿你的后代战胜仇敌!”

以撒与利百加成婚

61于是,利百加和她的婢女们准备妥当,骑上骆驼,跟着老总管离去。

62那时,以撒住在南地,他刚从庇耳·拉海·莱回来。 63傍晚的时候,以撒来到田间默想,他抬头一看,见一队骆驼迎面而来。 64利百加抬头看见以撒,就从骆驼上下来, 65问老总管:“那从田间来迎接我们的是谁?”老总管说:“是我的主人!”利百加听了就蒙上面纱。 66老总管向以撒讲述整个事情的经过。 67以撒就带利百加进入他母亲撒拉的帐篷,娶她为妻,并且很爱她。自从母亲去世后,以撒这才得到安慰。

King James Version

Genesis 24:1-67

1And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.24.1 well…: Heb. gone into days 2And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh: 3And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: 4But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac. 5And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest? 6And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.

7¶ The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence. 8And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again. 9And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

10¶ And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.24.10 for: or, and 11And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.24.11 that…: Heb. that women who draw water go forth 12And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham. 13Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: 14And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.

15¶ And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. 16And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.24.16 very…: Heb. good of countenance 17And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher. 18And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. 19And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking. 20And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels. 21And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not. 22And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;24.22 earring: or, jewel for the forehead 23And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father’s house for us to lodge in? 24And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor. 25She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in. 26And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD. 27And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master’s brethren. 28And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother’s house these things.

29¶ And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well. 30And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister’s hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well. 31And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

32¶ And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men’s feet that were with him. 33And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on. 34And he said, I am Abraham’s servant. 35And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses. 36And Sarah my master’s wife bare a son to my master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath. 37And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell: 38But thou shalt go unto my father’s house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son. 39And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me. 40And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father’s house: 41Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath. 42And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go: 43Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink; 44And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master’s son. 45And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee. 46And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also. 47And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor’s son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands. 48And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master’s brother’s daughter unto his son. 49And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left. 50Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good. 51Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master’s son’s wife, as the LORD hath spoken. 52And it came to pass, that, when Abraham’s servant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth. 53And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.24.53 jewels: Heb. vessels

54And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master. 55And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.24.55 a few…: or, a full year, or ten months 56And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master. 57And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth. 58And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go. 59And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham’s servant, and his men. 60And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.

61¶ And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.

62And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south country. 63And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.24.63 to meditate: or, to pray 64And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. 65For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself. 66And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done. 67And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.