Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

創世記 11

巴別塔

1那時,天下人都用同一種語言,講同一種話。 人們向東遷移時,在示拿地區找到一處平原,定居下來。 他們彼此商量說:「來呀,我們燒些磚吧。」他們用磚作石塊,用柏油作水泥來造塔, 說:「來吧,讓我們造一座城和一座高聳入雲的塔,這樣我們可以揚名天下,不致分散在地上。」 耶和華從天上下來,要察看人建造的城和塔。 耶和華說:「看啊,他們同屬一個民族,都用同一種語言,現在就做這樣的事,如果繼續下去,他們會為所欲為。 讓我們下去變亂他們的語言,使他們彼此言語不通。」 於是,耶和華把他們從那裡分散到世界各地,他們便不再建造那城了。 因此,人稱那城為巴別,因為耶和華在那裡變亂了人類的語言,把他們分散到世界各地。

閃的後代

10 以下是閃的後代。

洪水過後兩年,閃一百歲生亞法撒, 11 之後又活了五百年,生兒育女。

12 亞法撒三十五歲生沙拉, 13 之後又活了四百零三年,生兒育女。

14 沙拉三十歲生希伯, 15 之後又活了四百零三年,生兒育女。

16 希伯三十四歲生法勒, 17 之後又活了四百三十年,生兒育女。

18 法勒三十歲生拉吳, 19 之後又活了二百零九年,生兒育女。

20 拉吳三十二歲生西鹿, 21 之後又活了二百零七年,生兒育女。

22 西鹿三十歲生拿鶴, 23 之後又活了二百年,生兒育女。

24 拿鶴二十九歲生他拉, 25 之後又活了一百一十九年,生兒育女。

26 他拉七十歲後,生了亞伯蘭、拿鶴和哈蘭。

他拉的後代

27 以下是他拉的後代。

他拉生亞伯蘭、拿鶴和哈蘭,哈蘭生羅得。 28 哈蘭比他父親他拉先去世,他死在自己的家鄉——迦勒底的吾珥。 29 亞伯蘭和拿鶴都娶了妻子,亞伯蘭的妻子名叫撒萊,拿鶴的妻子名叫密迦,是哈蘭的女兒。哈蘭是密迦和亦迦的父親。 30 撒萊不能生育,沒有孩子。

31 他拉帶著兒子亞伯蘭、孫子——哈蘭的兒子羅得、兒媳婦——亞伯蘭的妻子撒萊,離開迦勒底的吾珥前往迦南,他們來到哈蘭定居下來。 32 他拉在那裡去世,享年二百零五歲[a]

Notas al pie

  1. 11·32 二百零五歲」有古卷作「一百四十五歲」。

The Message

Genesis 11

“God Turned Their Language into ‘Babble’”

11-2 At one time, the whole Earth spoke the same language. It so happened that as they moved out of the east, they came upon a plain in the land of Shinar and settled down.

They said to one another, “Come, let’s make bricks and fire them well.” They used brick for stone and tar for mortar.

Then they said, “Come, let’s build ourselves a city and a tower that reaches Heaven. Let’s make ourselves famous so we won’t be scattered here and there across the Earth.”

God came down to look over the city and the tower those people had built.

6-9 God took one look and said, “One people, one language; why, this is only a first step. No telling what they’ll come up with next—they’ll stop at nothing! Come, we’ll go down and garble their speech so they won’t understand each other.” Then God scattered them from there all over the world. And they had to quit building the city. That’s how it came to be called Babel, because there God turned their language into “babble.” From there God scattered them all over the world.

10-11 This is the story of Shem. When Shem was 100 years old, he had Arphaxad. It was two years after the flood. After he had Arphaxad, he lived 500 more years and had other sons and daughters.

12-13 When Arphaxad was thirty-five years old, he had Shelah. After Arphaxad had Shelah, he lived 403 more years and had other sons and daughters.

14-15 When Shelah was thirty years old, he had Eber. After Shelah had Eber, he lived 403 more years and had other sons and daughters.

16-17 When Eber was thirty-four years old, he had Peleg. After Eber had Peleg, he lived 430 more years and had other sons and daughters.

18-19 When Peleg was thirty years old, he had Reu. After he had Reu, he lived 209 more years and had other sons and daughters.

20-21 When Reu was thirty-two years old, he had Serug. After Reu had Serug, he lived 207 more years and had other sons and daughters.

22-23 When Serug was thirty years old, he had Nahor. After Serug had Nahor, he lived 200 more years and had other sons and daughters.

24-25 When Nahor was twenty-nine years old, he had Terah. After Nahor had Terah, he lived 119 more years and had other sons and daughters.

26 When Terah was seventy years old, he had Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

The Family Tree of Terah

27-28 This is the story of Terah. Terah had Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

Haran had Lot. Haran died before his father, Terah, in the country of his family, Ur of the Chaldees.

29 Abram and Nahor each got married. Abram’s wife was Sarai; Nahor’s wife was Milcah, the daughter of his brother Haran. Haran had two daughters, Milcah and Iscah.

30 Sarai was barren; she had no children.

31 Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot (Haran’s son), and Sarai his daughter-in-law (his son Abram’s wife) and set out with them from Ur of the Chaldees for the land of Canaan. But when they got as far as Haran, they settled down there.

32 Terah lived 205 years. He died in Haran.