Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 27

以撒为儿子祝福

1以撒年老的时候,眼睛昏花,几乎看不见。他把大儿子以扫叫来,说:“我儿啊!”以扫说:“我在这里。” 以撒说:“我年老了,不知道还能活多久。 现在,带着你的弓箭去田野为我打些野味来, 照我喜欢的口味,做成美食给我吃,以便我在死前给你祝福。”

利百加听见了以撒跟儿子以扫说的话。以扫出去打猎后, 利百加就对她儿子雅各说:“我听见你父亲对你哥哥以扫说, ‘你去打些野味回来,做成美食给我吃,以便我死之前在耶和华面前给你祝福。’ 现在,孩子,你要听我的话,照我的吩咐去做。 你到羊群里选两头上好的山羊羔,我好照你父亲喜爱的口味做成美食, 10 由你拿去给他吃,让他死前为你祝福。”

11 雅各对母亲利百加说:“哥哥以扫浑身是毛,我的皮肤光滑。 12 如果父亲用手摸我,一定会发觉我骗他,那时候我不但得不到祝福,反会招来咒诅。” 13 他母亲利百加对他说:“孩子啊,有咒诅,我来承担。你只管听我的话,把羊羔牵来。”

14 于是,雅各把羊牵来交给母亲,他母亲就照他父亲喜爱的口味做成美食。 15 利百加又拿了大儿子以扫留在家里最好的衣服,给小儿子雅各穿上, 16 再用山羊皮把雅各光滑的手和脖子都包起来, 17 然后把做好的美味和饼交给雅各。

18 雅各来到父亲跟前,叫了一声:“父亲。”以撒回答说:“我在这里,孩子,你是谁?” 19 雅各对父亲说:“我是你的大儿子以扫,你吩咐我的事,我已经办好了。请你坐起来,吃我打的野味,然后给我祝福。” 20 以撒对他说:“孩子,你怎么这么快就打到野味了?”雅各回答说:“因为你的上帝耶和华让我碰见好机会。” 21 以撒说:“孩子,过来,让我摸摸看你是不是我儿以扫。” 22 雅各挨到父亲跟前,以撒摸着他说:“声音是雅各的声音,手却是以扫的手。” 23 因为雅各手上有毛,与他哥哥以扫的手一样,以撒分辨不出来,就给他祝福。 24 以撒又问:“你真是我的儿子以扫吗?”雅各回答说:“是。” 25 以撒便说:“把野味拿给我,我吃了你打的野味就为你祝福。”雅各递上野味,以撒吃了;雅各又拿酒给他喝,他也喝了。 26 以撒对他说:“孩子,你过来亲吻我。” 27 雅各就挨上前去亲了父亲。以撒闻到他衣服上的气味,就祝福他说:

“我儿子的香气就像蒙耶和华赐福之田地的香气。
28 愿上帝赐你天上的甘霖、肥沃的土地并丰富的五谷和新酒。
29 愿万民都臣服于你,
万国都向你下拜。
愿你成为你弟兄的主人,
愿你母亲的儿子向你下拜。
咒诅你的,愿他受咒诅;
祝福你的,愿他蒙祝福。”

以扫求父亲祝福

30 雅各接受了以撒的祝福才刚离开,他的哥哥以扫就打猎回来了。 31 以扫把野味煮好,拿到父亲跟前,说:“父亲,请起来吃你儿子煮的野味,然后给我祝福。” 32 他父亲以撒问道:“你是谁?”以扫回答说:“我是你的长子以扫。” 33 以撒大为震惊,说:“你没有来之前,拿野味来给我吃的是谁呢?我已经吃了,也给那人祝福了,他将来必蒙祝福。”

34 以扫听了放声痛哭,说:“父亲啊,求你也为我祝福!” 35 以撒说:“你弟弟已经用诡计把你的福分夺去了。” 36 以扫说:“怪不得他叫雅各,他已经骗了我两次,先前把我长子的名分夺去,现在又夺去我的福分!”接着他对父亲说:“难道你没有留下别的祝福可以给我吗?”

37 以撒对以扫说:“我已经立他做你的主人,使他的众弟兄做他的仆人,并给他五谷和新酒。孩子啊,我还能为你做什么呢?” 38 以扫对父亲说:“父亲啊,你只有一个祝福吗?父亲啊,求你也为我祝福!”以扫又放声大哭。 39 以撒对他说:

“你住的地方必远离肥沃的土地,
也不会有天上的甘霖。
40 你必倚靠刀剑生活,
又必服侍你的弟弟。
到你无法忍受的时候,
你必挣脱颈上的重轭。”

雅各逃往舅父家

41 以扫因为父亲把祝福给了雅各,就对雅各怀恨在心,暗自思量说:“父亲已经不久人世,他死后,我要把雅各杀掉!” 42 以扫的计谋传到利百加耳中。她就派人把雅各叫来,对他说:“你哥哥以扫想要杀你泄愤! 43 孩子,听我的话,现在就逃到哈兰你舅舅拉班那里, 44 与他住些日子,一直住到你哥哥的气消了。 45 等他气消了,忘了你对他所做的事,我会派人接你回来。我何必在一天之内失去你们两个呢?” 46 利百加对以撒说:“我被这些赫人女子烦死了。如果雅各也像以扫一样娶那些赫人女子为妻,我活着还有什么意思呢?”

Amplified Bible

Genesis 27

Jacob’s Deception

1Now when Isaac was old and his eyes were too dim to see, he called his elder [and favorite] son Esau and said to him, “My son.” And Esau answered him, “Here I am.” Isaac said, “See here, I am old; [a]I do not know [b]when I may die. So now, please take your [hunting] gear, your quiver [of arrows] and your bow, and go out into the open country and hunt game for me; and make me a savory and delicious dish [of meat], the kind I love, and bring it to me to eat, so that my soul may bless you [as my firstborn son] before I die.”

But Rebekah overheard what Isaac said to Esau his son; and when Esau had gone to the open country to hunt for game that he might bring back, Rebekah said to Jacob her [younger and favorite] son, “Listen carefully: I heard your father saying to Esau your brother, ‘Bring me some game and make me a savory and delicious dish [of meat], so that I may eat it, and declare my blessing on you [c]in the presence of the Lord before my death.’ So now, my son, listen [carefully] to me [and do exactly] as I command you. Go now to the flock and bring me two good and suitable young goats, and I will make them into a savory dish [of meat] for your father, the kind he loves [to eat]. 10 Then you shall bring it to your father to eat, so that he may bless you before his death.” 11 Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, “Listen, Esau my brother is a hairy man and I am a smooth [skinned] man. 12 Suppose my father touches me and feels my skin; then I will be seen by him as a cheat (imposter), and I will bring his curse on me and not a blessing.” 13 But his mother said to him, “May your curse be on me, my son; only listen and obey me, and go, bring the young goats to me.” 14 So Jacob went and got the two young goats, and brought them to his mother; and his mother prepared a delicious dish of food [with a delightful aroma], the kind his father loved [to eat]. 15 Then Rebekah took her elder son Esau’s best clothes, which were with her in her house, and put them on Jacob her younger son. 16 And she put the skins of the young goats on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck. 17 Then she gave her son Jacob the delicious meat and the bread which she had prepared.

18 So he went to his father and said, “My father.” And Isaac said, “Here I am. Who are you, my son?” 19 Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn; I have done what you told me to do. Now please, sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may bless me.” 20 Isaac said to his son, “How is it that you have found the game so quickly, my son?” And he said, “Because the Lord your God caused it to come to me.” 21 But Isaac [wondered and] said to Jacob, “Please come close [to me] so that I may touch you, my son, and determine if you are really my son Esau or not.” 22 So Jacob approached Isaac, and his father touched him and said, “The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.” 23 He could not recognize him [as Jacob], because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau’s hands; so he blessed him. 24 But he said, “Are you really my son Esau?” Jacob answered, “I am.” 25 Then Isaac said, “Bring the food to me, and I will eat some of my son’s game, so that I may bless you.” He brought it to him, and he ate; and he brought him wine and he drank. 26 Then his father Isaac said to him, “Please come, my son, and kiss me.” 27 So he came and kissed him; and Isaac smelled his clothing and blessed him and said,

“The scent of my son [Esau]
Is like the aroma of a field which the Lord has blessed;
28 
Now may God give you of the dew of heaven [to water your land],
And of the fatness (fertility) of the earth,
And an abundance of grain and [d]new wine;
29 
May peoples serve you,
And nations bow down to you;
Be lord and master over your brothers,
And may your mother’s sons bow down to you.
May those who curse you be cursed,
And may those who bless you be blessed.”

The Stolen Blessing

30 Now as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had scarcely left the presence of Isaac his father, Esau his brother came in from his hunting. 31 Esau also made a delicious dish [of meat] and brought it to his father and said to him, “Let my father get up and eat some of his son’s game, so that you may bless me.” 32 Isaac his father said to him, “Who are you?” And he replied, “I am your son, your firstborn, Esau.” 33 Then Isaac trembled violently, and he said, “Then who was the one [who was just here] who hunted game and brought it to me? I ate all of it before you came, and I blessed him. Yes, and he [in fact] shall be (shall remain) blessed.” 34 When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with a great and extremely bitter cry and said to his father, “Bless me, even me also, O my father!” 35 Isaac said, “Your brother came deceitfully and has [fraudulently] taken away your blessing [for himself].” 36 Esau replied, “Is he not rightly named [e]Jacob (the supplanter)? For he has supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright, and now he has taken away my blessing. Have you not reserved a blessing for me?” 37 But Isaac replied to Esau, “Listen carefully: I have made Jacob your lord and master; I have given him all his brothers and relatives as servants; and I have sustained him with grain and new wine. What then, can I do for you, my son?” 38 Esau said to his father, “Have you only one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father.” Then Esau [no longer able to restrain himself] raised his voice and wept [loudly].

39 Then Isaac his father answered and [prophesied and] said to him,

“Your dwelling shall be away from the fertility of the earth
And away from the dew of heaven above;
40 
But you shall live by your sword,
And serve your brother;
However it shall come to pass when you break loose [from your anger and hatred],
That you will tear his yoke off your neck [and you will be free of him].”

41 So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him; and Esau said in his heart, “The days of mourning for my father are very near; then I will kill my brother Jacob.” 42 When these words of her elder son Esau were repeated to Rebekah, she sent for Jacob her younger son, and said to him, “Listen carefully, your brother Esau is comforting himself concerning you by planning to kill you. 43 So now, my son, listen and do what I say; go, escape to my brother Laban in Haran! 44 Stay with him for a while, until your brother’s anger subsides. 45 When your brother’s anger toward you subsides and he forgets what you did to him, then [f]I will send and bring you back from there. Why should I be deprived of you both in a single day?”

46 Then Rebekah said to Isaac, “I am tired of living because of the daughters of Heth [these insolent wives of Esau]. If Jacob takes a wife from the daughters of Heth, like these daughters of the land, what good will my life be to me?”

Notas al pie

  1. Genesis 27:2 Isaac lived another forty-three years after this blessing was given to Jacob (35:27-29).
  2. Genesis 27:2 Lit the day of my death.
  3. Genesis 27:7 The patriarch’s formal blessing, offered before the Lord, was equivalent to an inalterable command and prophecy, whose outcome was assured. For that reason it had great importance and tangible value, especially for the firstborn son. When Esau sold his birthright (25:33), he did not imagine that, as a consequence, he would actually lose the blessing to which he had originally been entitled as the firstborn.
  4. Genesis 27:28 The Hebrew word refers to wine that is in the first stage of fermentation, still in the vat. Some of the rabbis said that the first stage takes three days, and that wine does not have a strong appeal to the senses until it is 40 days old (according to the Talmud).
  5. Genesis 27:36 See note 25:26.
  6. Genesis 27:45 Rebekah never saw her son Jacob again. He was well over forty and probably fifty-seven years old when he fled from Esau to Haran, and he stayed there at least twenty years.