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创世记 25:1-34

亚伯拉罕的其他后代

1亚伯拉罕又娶了基土拉2基土拉亚伯拉罕生了心兰约珊米但米甸伊施巴书亚3约珊生了示巴底但底但的子孙是亚书利族、利都示族和利乌米族。 4米甸的儿子是以法以弗哈诺亚比大以勒大。这些都是基土拉的子孙。 5亚伯拉罕把所有的财产都给了以撒6他趁自己还在世的时候,把一些礼物送给他的妾所生的儿子们,让他们离开他的儿子以撒到东方去。

7亚伯拉罕活了一百七十五岁, 8享尽天年,寿终正寝,归到他祖先那里。 9他的两个儿子以撒以实玛利把他安葬在麦比拉洞,那山洞在幔利附近、琐辖的儿子以弗仑的地里。 10那块地是亚伯拉罕人买的,他和妻子撒拉葬在一起。 11亚伯拉罕去世以后,上帝赐福给他的儿子以撒以撒住在庇耳·拉海·莱附近。

12以实玛利亚伯拉罕撒拉的婢女埃及夏甲所生的儿子。 13以下是以实玛利的儿子,按出生的次序是:尼拜约基达亚德别米比衫14米施玛度玛玛撒15哈大提玛伊突拿非施基底玛16他这十二个儿子后来分别成了十二个族的族长,各有自己的村庄和营寨。 17以实玛利活了一百三十七岁,寿终正寝,归到他祖先那里。 18他子孙居住的地方从哈腓拉一直延伸到埃及东面、通往亚述方向的书珥,他们与其他亲属作对25:18 与其他亲属作对”或译“住在其他亲属的东面”。

利百加生以扫和雅各

19以下是关于亚伯拉罕的儿子以撒的记载。

亚伯拉罕以撒20以撒四十岁娶利百加利百加巴旦·亚兰的亚兰人彼土利的女儿、拉班的妹妹。 21以撒因为利百加没有生育,就为她祈求耶和华。耶和华应允了他的祈求,利百加就怀了孕。 22两个胎儿在她腹中彼此相争,她说:“怎么会这样?”于是,她去求问耶和华。 23耶和华对她说:

“你腹中有两个国家,

你要生出两个敌对的民族,

一族要比另一族强大,

将来大的要服侍小的。”

24到了生产的时候,利百加果然生下双胞胎。 25先出生的婴儿遍体通红,浑身长毛,好像穿了皮衣,因此给他取名叫以扫25:25 以扫”意思是“有毛”。26随后出生的弟弟紧紧抓着以扫的脚跟,因此给他取名叫雅各25:26 雅各”意思是“抓住”。。那时以撒六十岁。

以扫出卖长子名分

27孩子们渐渐长大,以扫擅长狩猎,常在田野活动;雅各生来安静,喜欢待在家里。 28以撒疼爱以扫,因为他喜欢吃以扫带回来的猎物,利百加却疼爱雅各

29一天,雅各正在熬汤,以扫筋疲力尽地从田野回来。 30以扫雅各说:“我要饿死了,给我一些红豆汤喝吧!”因此,以扫又叫以东25:30 以东”意思是“红色”。31雅各回答说:“好,你今天把长子的名分卖给我吧!” 32以扫说:“我都快饿死了,长子的名分对我有什么用呢?” 33雅各说:“好,你现在向我起誓保证吧!”于是,以扫就起誓把长子的名分卖给了雅各34雅各把饼和红豆汤给以扫以扫吃完喝完便走了。以扫轻看自己长子的名分。

New International Reader's Version

Genesis 25:1-34

Abraham Dies

1Abraham had married another woman. Her name was Keturah. 2She had Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah by Abraham. 3Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan. The children of Dedan were the Ashurites, the Letushites and the Leummites. 4The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanok, Abida and Eldaah. All of them were members of Keturah’s family line.

5Abraham left everything he owned to Isaac. 6But while he was still living, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines. Then he sent them away from his son Isaac. He sent them to the land of the east.

7Abraham lived a total of 175 years. 8He took his last breath and died when he was very old. He had lived a very long time. Then he joined the members of his family who had already died. 9Abraham’s sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him. They put his body in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre. It was in the field of Ephron, the son of Zohar the Hittite. 10Abraham had bought the field from the Hittites. He was buried there with his wife Sarah. 11After Abraham died, God blessed his son Isaac. At that time Isaac was living near Beer Lahai Roi.

The Sons of Ishmael

12Here is the story of the family line of Abraham’s son Ishmael. Hagar gave birth to Ishmael by Abraham. Hagar was Sarah’s slave from Egypt.

13Here are the names of the sons of Ishmael. They are listed in the order they were born.

Nebaioth was Ishmael’s oldest son.

Then came Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,

14Mishma, Dumah, Massa,

15Hadad, Tema, Jetur,

Naphish and Kedemah.

16All of them were Ishmael’s sons. They were rulers of 12 tribes. They all lived in their own settlements and camps.

17Ishmael lived a total of 137 years. Then he took his last breath and died. He joined the members of his family who had already died. 18His children settled in the area between Havilah and Shur. It was near the eastern border of Egypt, as you go toward Ashur. Ishmael’s children weren’t friendly toward any of the tribes related to them.

Jacob and Esau

19Here is the story of the family line of Abraham’s son Isaac.

Abraham was the father of Isaac. 20Isaac was 40 years old when he married Rebekah. She was the daughter of Bethuel, the Aramean from Paddan Aram. She was also the sister of Laban, the Aramean.

21Rebekah couldn’t have children. So Isaac prayed to the Lord for her. And the Lord answered his prayer. His wife Rebekah became pregnant. 22The babies struggled with each other inside her. She said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to ask the Lord what she should do.

23The Lord said to her,

“Two nations are in your body.

Two tribes that are now inside you will be separated.

One nation will be stronger than the other.

The older son will serve the younger one.”

24The time came for Rebekah to have her babies. There were twin boys in her body. 25The first one to come out was red. His whole body was covered with hair. So they named him Esau. 26Then his brother came out. His hand was holding onto Esau’s heel. So he was named Jacob. Isaac was 60 years old when Rebekah had them.

27The boys grew up. Esau became a skillful hunter. He liked the open country. But Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents. 28Isaac liked the meat of wild animals. So Esau was his favorite son. But Rebekah’s favorite was Jacob.

29One day Jacob was cooking some stew. Esau came in from the open country. He was very hungry. 30He said to Jacob, “Quick! I’m very hungry! Let me have some of that red stew!” That’s why he was also named Edom.

31Jacob replied, “First sell me the rights that belong to you as the oldest son in the family.”

32“Look, I’m dying of hunger,” Esau said. “What good are those rights to me?”

33But Jacob said, “First promise to sell me your rights.” So Esau promised to do it. He sold Jacob all the rights that belonged to him as the oldest son.

34Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. Esau ate and drank. Then he got up and left.

So Esau didn’t value the rights that belonged to him as the oldest son.