Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 25

亚伯拉罕的其他后代

1亚伯拉罕又娶了基土拉。 基土拉为亚伯拉罕生了心兰、约珊、米但、米甸、伊施巴和书亚。 约珊生了示巴和底但,底但的子孙是亚书利族、利都示族和利乌米族。 米甸的儿子是以法、以弗、哈诺、亚比大和以勒大。这些都是基土拉的子孙。 亚伯拉罕把所有的财产都给了以撒。 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。

亚伯拉罕活了一百七十五岁, 享尽天年,寿终正寝,归到他祖先那里。 他的两个儿子以撒和以实玛利把他安葬在麦比拉洞,那山洞在幔利附近、赫人琐辖的儿子以弗仑的地里。 10 那块地是亚伯拉罕向赫人买的,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 以实玛利是亚伯拉罕和撒拉的婢女埃及人夏甲所生的儿子。 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[a]

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。

亚伯拉罕生以撒。 20 以撒四十岁娶利百加,利百加是巴旦·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[b] 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[c]。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 以扫对雅各说:“我要饿死了,给我一些红豆汤喝吧!”因此,以扫又叫以东[d] 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。

Notas al pie

  1. 25:18 与其他亲属作对”或译“住在其他亲属的东面”。
  2. 25:25 以扫”意思是“有毛”。
  3. 25:26 雅各”意思是“抓住”。
  4. 25:30 以东”意思是“红色”。

New Living Translation

Genesis 25

The Death of Abraham

1Abraham married another wife, whose name was Keturah. She gave birth to Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan. Dedan’s descendants were the Asshurites, Letushites, and Leummites. Midian’s sons were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. These were all descendants of Abraham through Keturah.

Abraham gave everything he owned to his son Isaac. But before he died, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them off to a land in the east, away from Isaac.

Abraham lived for 175 years, and he died at a ripe old age, having lived a long and satisfying life. He breathed his last and joined his ancestors in death. His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, near Mamre, in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite. 10 This was the field Abraham had purchased from the Hittites and where he had buried his wife Sarah. 11 After Abraham’s death, God blessed his son Isaac, who settled near Beer-lahai-roi in the Negev.

Ishmael’s Descendants

12 This is the account of the family of Ishmael, the son of Abraham through Hagar, Sarah’s Egyptian servant. 13 Here is a list, by their names and clans, of Ishmael’s descendants: The oldest was Nebaioth, followed by Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 14 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, 15 Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. 16 These twelve sons of Ishmael became the founders of twelve tribes named after them, listed according to the places they settled and camped. 17 Ishmael lived for 137 years. Then he breathed his last and joined his ancestors in death. 18 Ishmael’s descendants occupied the region from Havilah to Shur, which is east of Egypt in the direction of Asshur. There they lived in open hostility toward all their relatives.[a]

The Births of Esau and Jacob

19 This is the account of the family of Isaac, the son of Abraham. 20 When Isaac was forty years old, he married Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan-aram and the sister of Laban the Aramean.

21 Isaac pleaded with the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was unable to have children. The Lord answered Isaac’s prayer, and Rebekah became pregnant with twins. 22 But the two children struggled with each other in her womb. So she went to ask the Lord about it. “Why is this happening to me?” she asked.

23 And the Lord told her, “The sons in your womb will become two nations. From the very beginning, the two nations will be rivals. One nation will be stronger than the other; and your older son will serve your younger son.”

24 And when the time came to give birth, Rebekah discovered that she did indeed have twins! 25 The first one was very red at birth and covered with thick hair like a fur coat. So they named him Esau.[b] 26 Then the other twin was born with his hand grasping Esau’s heel. So they named him Jacob.[c] Isaac was sixty years old when the twins were born.

Esau Sells His Birthright

27 As the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter. He was an outdoorsman, but Jacob had a quiet temperament, preferring to stay at home. 28 Isaac loved Esau because he enjoyed eating the wild game Esau brought home, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29 One day when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau arrived home from the wilderness exhausted and hungry. 30 Esau said to Jacob, “I’m starved! Give me some of that red stew!” (This is how Esau got his other name, Edom, which means “red.”)

31 “All right,” Jacob replied, “but trade me your rights as the firstborn son.”

32 “Look, I’m dying of starvation!” said Esau. “What good is my birthright to me now?”

33 But Jacob said, “First you must swear that your birthright is mine.” So Esau swore an oath, thereby selling all his rights as the firstborn to his brother, Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and lentil stew. Esau ate the meal, then got up and left. He showed contempt for his rights as the firstborn.

Notas al pie

  1. 25:18 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
  2. 25:25 Esau sounds like a Hebrew term that means “hair.”
  3. 25:26 Jacob sounds like the Hebrew words for “heel” and “deceiver.”