Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 31

雅各逃离拉班

1雅各听见拉班的儿子们说:“雅各夺去了我们父亲的一切!他的财富都是从我们父亲那里得来的。” 雅各发觉拉班对他的态度不如从前了。 这时,耶和华对雅各说:“回到你的家乡和亲族那里吧!我必与你同在。” 于是,雅各就派人把拉结和利亚叫到放羊的地方, 对她们说:“我感到你们父亲对我不如从前了,但我父亲的上帝常与我同在。 你们知道我是怎样尽心尽力地替你们父亲工作, 他却欺骗我,把我的工酬更改了十次。然而,上帝不让他苦待我。 如果他说把有斑点的羊给我当酬劳,羊群生的就都是有斑点的;如果他说把有条纹的给我,羊群生的就都是有条纹的。 上帝就这样把你们父亲的牲畜夺过来给了我。

10 “在羊群交配的季节,我梦见所有和母羊交配的公羊都是有条纹或有斑点的。 11 在梦中,上帝的天使叫我,我说,‘仆人在。’ 12 他说,‘拉班对你的所作所为,我都看见了。现在你留心看看,与母羊交配的公羊都是有条纹或有斑点的。 13 我就是你在伯特利遇见的上帝。你在那里用油浇过柱子,向我许过愿。现在,你要动身离开这里,回到你的家乡。’”

14 拉结和利亚说:“父亲的家产没有我们的份儿, 15 我们早就被当作外人了,他卖了我们,把我们的身价全部吞了。 16 上帝从我们父亲那里夺过来的一切财产,本来就属于我们和我们的儿女。现在你只管照上帝的吩咐做吧!”

17 雅各便起来让儿女和妻子都骑上骆驼, 18 带着他在巴旦·亚兰得到的所有牲畜和财物,启程去迦南的父亲以撒那里。 19 那时拉班正在外面剪羊毛,拉结偷了父亲的家庭神像。 20 雅各不辞而别,背着亚兰人拉班偷偷地跑了。 21 他带着所有的一切渡过幼发拉底河,逃往基列山区。

拉班追赶雅各

22 到了第三天,拉班才知道雅各逃走了。 23 于是,他带着族人去追赶,追了七天,在基列山区追上了雅各。 24 当天晚上,上帝在梦中对亚兰人拉班说:“你要当心,不可对雅各多说什么。”

25 拉班追上了雅各,那时雅各在基列山搭起帐篷,拉班和他的族人也在那里搭起帐篷。 26 拉班对雅各说:“你做的是什么?你欺瞒我,把我的女儿像战俘一样带走。 27 你为什么要偷偷地溜走?你为什么不告诉我,我好击鼓、弹琴、唱歌欢送你? 28 你甚至不让我亲吻外孙和女儿,与他们道别,你这样做真愚蠢。 29 我有能力伤害你,但你父亲的上帝昨夜对我说,‘你要小心,不可对雅各多说什么。’ 30 你思家心切,一定要走,但你为什么要偷走我的神像呢?”

31 雅各对拉班说:“我逃跑是因为害怕你会夺回你的女儿。 32 至于你的神像,你在谁身上搜出来,谁就是该死的。你可以当着众弟兄的面察看,如果在我这里有什么物件是你的,你只管拿走。”雅各不知道拉结偷走了神像。

33 拉班进入雅各、利亚和两个婢女的帐篷搜查,却搜不出什么。拉班离开利亚的帐篷进入拉结的帐篷, 34 那时拉结已经把神像藏在骆驼的鞍座里,自己坐在上面。拉班搜遍了整个帐篷什么也找不到。 35 拉结对父亲说:“父亲,请别生气,我有月事在身,不便起来。”结果,拉班搜来搜去找不到神像。

36 雅各发怒,斥责拉班说:“我做错了什么、犯了什么罪以致你对我穷追不舍? 37 你搜遍我所有的东西,搜到了什么?现在就当着众弟兄的面拿出来,让他们评评理吧! 38 我在你家这二十年,你的母绵羊、母山羊没有掉过胎,我也没有吃过你公羊的肉。 39 我没有把被野兽撕裂的羊带来给你,而是自己赔上。无论在白昼或黑夜被偷去的,你都要我赔偿。 40 我白天受尽烈日煎熬,晚上饱尝夜露寒霜,不得好睡。 41 这二十年来,我为了你的两个女儿,替你工作了十四年,又用了六年才从你那里得到这些羊,你把我的工钱更改了十次。 42 如果不是我父亲以撒敬畏的上帝,就是亚伯拉罕的上帝与我同在,你肯定会让我两手空空地回家。但上帝看见了我的难处和劳苦,所以在昨夜责备了你。”

雅各和拉班立约

43 拉班回答说:“女儿是我的,这些孩子是我的,羊群也是我的,你的一切都是我的,我又怎会伤害我的女儿和她们的孩子呢? 44 来吧,你我立约为证。” 45 于是,雅各拿来一块石头,立作柱子, 46 又吩咐族人去收集石头。他们把石头堆成一堆,在旁边吃喝。 47 拉班称那石堆为伊迦尔·撒哈杜他[a],雅各却称那石堆为迦累得[b]

48 拉班说:“今日,这石堆是你我之间的凭证。”因此,那地方名叫迦累得, 49 又叫米斯巴,因为拉班说:“我们分手以后,愿上帝亲自鉴察我们。 50 倘若你虐待我的女儿,或在她们以外另娶妻子,即使没人知道,也有上帝在你我之间做见证。”

51 拉班又说:“看我在你我之间立的这石堆和石柱。 52 这石堆和石柱都是凭证,我一定不会越过石堆去害你,你也不可越过石堆和石柱来害我。 53 愿亚伯拉罕和拿鹤的上帝,就是他们父亲的上帝,在你我之间判断是非。”雅各便在他父亲以撒敬畏的上帝面前起誓, 54 又在山上献祭,请众弟兄吃饭。饭后,他们一同在山上过夜。

55 拉班清早起来,亲吻外孙和女儿,给他们祝福,然后回家去了。

Notas al pie

  1. 31:47 伊迦尔·撒哈杜他”意思是“做见证的石堆”。
  2. 31:47 迦累得”意思是“以石堆为证”。

King James Version

Genesis 31

1And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all this glory.

And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.

And the Lord said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,

And said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me.

And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.

And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.

If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstraked.

Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

10 And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.

11 And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.

12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.

13 I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.

14 And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?

15 Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.

16 For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our children's: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.

17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;

18 And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padanaram, for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.

19 And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's.

20 And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.

21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.

22 And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.

23 And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

24 And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.

26 And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the sword?

27 Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?

28 And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.

29 It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.

30 And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?

31 And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.

32 With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.

33 And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two maidservants' tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.

34 Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.

35 And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched but found not the images.

36 And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

37 Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy household stuff? set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.

38 This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten.

39 That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.

40 Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.

41 Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my wages ten times.

42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.

43 And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?

44 Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee.

45 And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar.

46 And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.

47 And Laban called it Jegarsahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

48 And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;

49 And Mizpah; for he said, The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.

50 If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.

51 And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee:

52 This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.

53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.

54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.

55 And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place.