Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 47

雅各全家定居埃及

1约瑟来到法老面前,对他说:“我父亲和我的弟兄们已经带着他们的羊群、牛群和所有的一切从迦南来了,现在就在歌珊。” 约瑟从弟兄中带了五个人去见法老。 法老问他们:“你们做什么工作?”他们回答说:“仆人们祖祖辈辈都是牧羊的。 迦南的饥荒很严重,羊群没有草吃,所以我们到这里来寄居,求你准许仆人们住在歌珊。” 法老对约瑟说:“你父亲和弟兄们都来了, 整个埃及就在你面前,尽管安排他们住在国中最好的地方。他们可以住在歌珊。如果你知道他们中间有能干的人,可以派他们看管我的牲畜。”

约瑟又带父亲雅各去见法老,雅各就为法老祝福。 法老问雅各:“你多大岁数了?” 雅各回答说:“我在世上寄居一百三十年了,我的日子又苦又短,不像我祖先那样高寿。” 10 雅各为法老祝福后,就告退了。 11 约瑟遵照法老之命把埃及最好的地方——兰塞境内的土地给他父亲和弟兄们居住,作他们的产业。 12 约瑟按各家人口提供粮食给父亲、弟兄及其他家人。

饥荒

13 饥荒很严重,到处都缺粮,埃及和迦南都饱受饥荒之苦。 14 约瑟把埃及人和迦南人向他买粮的银子收集起来,存放在法老的库房里。 15 埃及人和迦南人的银子都用光了,埃及人就来见约瑟,对他说:“我们的钱财都用光了,求你给我们粮食,免得我们饿死在你面前。” 16 约瑟说:“你们的钱财如果用尽了,可以用你们的牲畜来交换粮食。” 17 于是,他们把牲畜赶到约瑟那里,用他们的牛、羊、驴和马跟约瑟换粮食。那一年,他们就依靠换来的粮食生活。

18 到了第二年,他们又来见约瑟,对他说:“不瞒我主,我们的钱都用光了,牲畜也给你了,除了我们自己和田地以外,我们一无所有。 19 求你不要让我们人死地荒。我们愿意用自己和我们的田地来换粮食,我们和我们的田地都归法老。求你给我们种子,我们好活下去,不致饿死,土地也不致荒废。”

20 埃及人为饥荒所迫,纷纷卖掉自己的田地。约瑟替法老收购了埃及全国的田地,最后,所有的田地都归法老了。 21 约瑟使埃及全境的人都成为法老的奴仆。 22 约瑟唯独没有买祭司的田地,因为祭司吃法老的俸禄,有足够的供给,不用卖地。 23 约瑟对百姓说:“我为法老买了你们和你们的土地,这里有种子,你们可以拿去耕种。 24 但是你们要把收成的五分之一给法老,其余的,你们可以留下来作种子和全家人的口粮。” 25 他们说:“你救了我们的命,求你恩待我们,让我们做法老的奴仆吧。” 26 于是,约瑟立下一条法令,到今天还有效,就是埃及出产的五分之一归给法老。只有祭司的田地不归法老。

27 以色列人住在埃及的歌珊,在那里获得了产业,人口兴旺。 28 雅各在埃及住了十七年,他一共活了一百四十七岁。

29 他快要离世的时候,把儿子约瑟叫来,说:“你如果恩待我,请你把手放在我大腿底下起誓,你会以慈爱和信实待我,不把我葬在埃及。 30 我与祖先同眠后,你要把我带出埃及安葬在我祖先的身边。”约瑟说:“我必照你说的做。” 31 雅各要约瑟起誓,约瑟照做了。于是,以色列在床头[a]敬拜上帝。

Notas al pie

  1. 47:31 在床头”或译“拄着拐杖”。

New International Version

Genesis 47

1Joseph went and told Pharaoh, “My father and brothers, with their flocks and herds and everything they own, have come from the land of Canaan and are now in Goshen.” He chose five of his brothers and presented them before Pharaoh.

Pharaoh asked the brothers, “What is your occupation?”

“Your servants are shepherds,” they replied to Pharaoh, “just as our fathers were.” They also said to him, “We have come to live here for a while, because the famine is severe in Canaan and your servants’ flocks have no pasture. So now, please let your servants settle in Goshen.”

Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Your father and your brothers have come to you, and the land of Egypt is before you; settle your father and your brothers in the best part of the land. Let them live in Goshen. And if you know of any among them with special ability, put them in charge of my own livestock.”

Then Joseph brought his father Jacob in and presented him before Pharaoh. After Jacob blessed[a] Pharaoh, Pharaoh asked him, “How old are you?”

And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty. My years have been few and difficult, and they do not equal the years of the pilgrimage of my fathers.” 10 Then Jacob blessed[b] Pharaoh and went out from his presence.

11 So Joseph settled his father and his brothers in Egypt and gave them property in the best part of the land, the district of Rameses, as Pharaoh directed. 12 Joseph also provided his father and his brothers and all his father’s household with food, according to the number of their children.

Joseph and the Famine

13 There was no food, however, in the whole region because the famine was severe; both Egypt and Canaan wasted away because of the famine. 14 Joseph collected all the money that was to be found in Egypt and Canaan in payment for the grain they were buying, and he brought it to Pharaoh’s palace. 15 When the money of the people of Egypt and Canaan was gone, all Egypt came to Joseph and said, “Give us food. Why should we die before your eyes? Our money is all gone.”

16 “Then bring your livestock,” said Joseph. “I will sell you food in exchange for your livestock, since your money is gone.” 17 So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and he gave them food in exchange for their horses, their sheep and goats, their cattle and donkeys. And he brought them through that year with food in exchange for all their livestock.

18 When that year was over, they came to him the following year and said, “We cannot hide from our lord the fact that since our money is gone and our livestock belongs to you, there is nothing left for our lord except our bodies and our land. 19 Why should we perish before your eyes—we and our land as well? Buy us and our land in exchange for food, and we with our land will be in bondage to Pharaoh. Give us seed so that we may live and not die, and that the land may not become desolate.”

20 So Joseph bought all the land in Egypt for Pharaoh. The Egyptians, one and all, sold their fields, because the famine was too severe for them. The land became Pharaoh’s, 21 and Joseph reduced the people to servitude,[c] from one end of Egypt to the other. 22 However, he did not buy the land of the priests, because they received a regular allotment from Pharaoh and had food enough from the allotment Pharaoh gave them. That is why they did not sell their land.

23 Joseph said to the people, “Now that I have bought you and your land today for Pharaoh, here is seed for you so you can plant the ground. 24 But when the crop comes in, give a fifth of it to Pharaoh. The other four-fifths you may keep as seed for the fields and as food for yourselves and your households and your children.”

25 “You have saved our lives,” they said. “May we find favor in the eyes of our lord; we will be in bondage to Pharaoh.”

26 So Joseph established it as a law concerning land in Egypt—still in force today—that a fifth of the produce belongs to Pharaoh. It was only the land of the priests that did not become Pharaoh’s.

27 Now the Israelites settled in Egypt in the region of Goshen. They acquired property there and were fruitful and increased greatly in number.

28 Jacob lived in Egypt seventeen years, and the years of his life were a hundred and forty-seven. 29 When the time drew near for Israel to die, he called for his son Joseph and said to him, “If I have found favor in your eyes, put your hand under my thigh and promise that you will show me kindness and faithfulness. Do not bury me in Egypt, 30 but when I rest with my fathers, carry me out of Egypt and bury me where they are buried.”

“I will do as you say,” he said.

31 “Swear to me,” he said. Then Joseph swore to him, and Israel worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.[d]

Notas al pie

  1. Genesis 47:7 Or greeted
  2. Genesis 47:10 Or said farewell to
  3. Genesis 47:21 Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint (see also Vulgate); Masoretic Text and he moved the people into the cities
  4. Genesis 47:31 Or Israel bowed down at the head of his bed