Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

出埃及記 2

摩西出生

1有一個利未族人跟他同族的女子結婚。 那女子懷孕,生了一個男嬰。她看見孩子可愛,就把他藏了三個月。 後來無法再藏下去,她就拿來一個蒲草籃子,外面塗上防水的瀝青和柏油,然後把嬰兒放在裡面,又把籃子放在尼羅河邊的蘆葦叢中。 嬰兒的姐姐遠遠地站著,要看看她的弟弟究竟會怎樣。

這時,法老的女兒來到河邊沐浴,宮女們在河邊行走。公主發現了蘆葦叢中的籃子,便吩咐一個婢女去把它取來。 公主打開一看,原來是一個男嬰。公主看見孩子在哭,就可憐他,說:「他是希伯來人的孩子。」 嬰兒的姐姐對公主說:「我去找一個希伯來婦女當奶媽,為你哺養他好嗎?」 公主回答說:「好!」那女孩就跑去把嬰孩的母親帶來。 公主對那婦女說:「你把孩子抱去,替我哺養他,我會給你工錢。」她便把孩子抱去哺養。 10 孩子漸漸長大,她便把他帶到公主那裡,孩子就做了公主的兒子。公主給孩子取名叫摩西,意思是「我把他從水中拉了上來」。

11 後來,摩西長大了,他去看望做苦工的希伯來同胞,看見一個埃及人在毆打他的一個希伯來同胞。 12 他左右觀望,見四下無人,便下手殺了那埃及人,把屍體埋藏在沙地裡。 13 第二天,他又出去,看見兩個希伯來人在打架,便過去對理虧的人說:「你為什麼打自己的同胞呢?」 14 那人說:「你以為你是誰啊?誰立你做我們的首領和審判官?難道你要殺我,像殺那個埃及人一樣嗎?」摩西聽了,害怕起來,心想:「我做的事一定被人知道了。」 15 法老聽說這件事後,便想殺死摩西。摩西為了躲避法老,就逃到米甸居住。一天他坐在一口井旁, 16 米甸祭司的七個女兒來打水,要把水倒進槽裡飲她們父親的羊。 17 這時,來了另外一群牧人要把她們趕走。摩西便起來幫助她們,打水飲她們的羊群。 18 她們回到父親流珥[a]那裡,父親問她們:「你們今天怎麼這麼快就回來了?」 19 她們答道:「有一個埃及人救我們免遭牧人的欺負,還幫我們打水飲羊群。」 20 他又問女兒們:「現在那人在哪裡?你們怎麼可以丟下他不管呢?去請他來吃點東西。」 21 後來,摩西同意住在那人家裡。那人把女兒西坡拉許配給他。 22 後來,西坡拉生了一個兒子,摩西給他取名叫革舜,意思是「我成了在異鄉寄居的人」。

23 過了多年,埃及王死了。以色列人受盡奴役,就哀歎呼求,聲音傳到上帝那裡。 24 上帝聽見他們的哀聲,顧念從前跟亞伯拉罕、以撒、雅各所立的約, 25 就垂顧他們,體恤他們。

Notas al pie

  1. 2·18 流珥」又名「葉忒羅」。

Amplified Bible

Exodus 2

The Birth of Moses

1Now a [a]man of the house of Levi [the priestly tribe] went and took as his wife a daughter of Levi. The woman conceived and gave birth to a son; and when she saw that he was [especially] beautiful and healthy, she hid him for three months [to protect him from the Egyptians]. When she could no longer hide him, she got him a basket (chest) made of papyrus reeds and covered it with tar and pitch [making it waterproof]. Then she put the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile. And his sister [Miriam] stood some distance away to find out what would happen to him.

Now the [b]daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the Nile, and [she, together with] her maidens walked along the river’s bank; she saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid [to get it], and she brought it to her. When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby was crying. And she took pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.” Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a [c]wet-nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?” And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go ahead.” So the girl went and called the child’s mother. Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. 10 And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. And she named him [d]Moses, and said, “Because I drew him out of the water.”

11 One day, after Moses had grown [into adulthood], it happened that he went to his countrymen and looked [with compassion] at their hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his countrymen. 12 He turned to look around, and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 He went out the next day and saw two Hebrew men fighting with each other; and he said to the aggressor, “Why are you striking your friend?” 14 But the man said, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and said, “Certainly this incident is known.”

Moses Escapes to Midian

15 When [e]Pharaoh heard about this matter, he tried to kill Moses. Then Moses fled from Pharaoh’s presence and took refuge in the land of [f]Midian, where he sat down by a well.

16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came and drew water [from the well where Moses was resting] and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. 17 Then shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and helped them and watered their flock. 18 When they came to [g]Reuel (Jethro) their father, he said, “How is it that you have come back so soon today?” 19 They said, “An Egyptian saved us from the shepherds. He even drew water [from the well] for us and watered the flock.” 20 Then he said to his daughters, “Where is he? Why have you left the man behind? Invite him to have something to eat.” 21 Moses was willing to remain with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah [to be his wife]. 22 She gave birth to a son, and he named him Gershom (stranger); for he said, “I have been a stranger in a foreign land.”

23 Now it happened after a long time [about forty years] that the king of Egypt died. And the children of Israel (Jacob) groaned and sighed because of the bondage, and they cried out. And their cry for help because of their bondage [h]ascended to God. 24 So God heard their groaning and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel). 25 God saw the sons of Israel, and God took notice [of them] and was concerned about them [knowing all, understanding all, remembering all].

Notas al pie

  1. Exodus 2:1 I.e. Amram; Ex 6:20 identifies Amram and Jochebed as the parents of Aaron and Moses.
  2. Exodus 2:5 If the pharaoh is Thutmose I, then this is likely his daughter, Hatshepsut.
  3. Exodus 2:7 Lit a nursing woman.
  4. Exodus 2:10 The name Moses is a wonderful choice. It means “drawing out” in Hebrew, but in Egyptian, a similar word means “man of royalty” (e.g. the syllable “mose” in names like Thutmose).
  5. Exodus 2:15 This pharaoh is likely to be identified as Thutmose III (1483-1450 b.c.).
  6. Exodus 2:15 After Sarah died Abraham took Keturah his concubine (see note Gen 22:24) as a secondary wife. Midian was the fourth of six sons born to Keturah. Abraham gave gifts to Isaac’s half brothers and sent them eastward so that they would have no claim on Isaac’s position as Abraham’s only heir and the son of promise.
  7. Exodus 2:18 Reuel’s other name, Jethro (Excellency), may have been a title indicating his rank in the tribe.
  8. Exodus 2:23 The description of God in this passage (vv 23-25) attributes human qualities to God, including human emotions and ways of thinking or decision-making. It is meant to relate to a human point of view, without concern for a strict theological accounting of God’s nature. In reality, God is present everywhere, and is always aware of everything that has happened and will happen.