Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

創世記 16:1-16

夏甲與以實瑪利

1亞伯蘭的妻子撒萊沒有生育,她有個婢女名叫夏甲,是埃及人。 2撒萊亞伯蘭說:「耶和華不讓我生育,請你與我的婢女同房,也許我可以藉著她生子立後。」亞伯蘭同意了撒萊的話。 3於是,撒萊埃及婢女夏甲亞伯蘭做妾。那時亞伯蘭已經在迦南住了十年。 4亞伯蘭夏甲同房,她就懷了孕。夏甲知道自己懷了孕,就輕視女主人撒萊5撒萊亞伯蘭說:「我受氣都是因為你。我把婢女放在你懷裡,她仗著自己懷了孕就輕視我,願耶和華在你我之間主持公道。」 6亞伯蘭撒萊說:「婢女在你手中,隨你處置。」於是,撒萊苦待夏甲夏甲就逃走了。

7耶和華的天使在曠野中通往書珥之路的水泉旁找到了夏甲8便問她:「撒萊的婢女夏甲,你從哪裡來?要到哪裡去?」她回答說:「我是從女主人撒萊那裡逃出來的。」 9耶和華的天使對她說:「你要回到女主人那裡順服她。」 10又說:「我必使你的後代多得不可勝數。」 11接著又說:「你現在懷了孕,將來會生一個男孩,你要給他取名叫以實瑪利16·11 以實瑪利」意思是「上帝聽見了」。,因為耶和華已經聽見你痛苦的哀聲。 12這孩子性情必像野驢,他要跟人作對,人也要跟他作對。他必與他所有的弟兄為敵。」 13夏甲稱對她說話的耶和華為「看顧人的上帝」,她說:「我竟然在這裡看見了看顧我的上帝。」 14因此,她稱加低斯巴列之間的那口井為庇耳·拉海·萊16·14 庇耳·拉海·萊」意思是「看顧我的永恆上帝之井」。

15後來夏甲亞伯蘭生了一個兒子,亞伯蘭給他取名叫以實瑪利16夏甲以實瑪利時,亞伯蘭八十六歲。

New International Reader's Version

Genesis 16:1-16

Hagar and Ishmael

1Abram’s wife Sarai had never had any children by him. But she had a female slave from Egypt named Hagar. 2So she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go and sleep with my slave. Maybe I can have a family through her.”

Abram agreed to what Sarai had said. 3His wife Sarai gave him her slave Hagar to be his wife. That was after he had been living in Canaan for ten years. 4Then he slept with Hagar, and she became pregnant.

When Hagar knew she was pregnant, she began to look down on the woman who owned her. 5Then Sarai said to Abram, “It’s your fault that I’m suffering like this. I put my slave in your arms. Now that she knows she’s pregnant, she looks down on me. May the Lord judge between you and me. May he decide which of us is right.”

6“Your slave belongs to you,” Abram said. “Do with her what you think is best.” Then Sarai treated Hagar badly. So Hagar ran away from her.

7The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring of water in the desert. The spring was beside the road to Shur. 8The angel said, “Hagar, you are Sarai’s slave. Where have you come from? Where are you going?”

“I’m running away from my owner Sarai,” she answered.

9Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back to the woman who owns you. Obey her.” 10The angel continued, “I will give you and your family many children. There will be more of them than anyone can count.”

11The angel of the Lord also said to her,

“You are now pregnant

and will have a son.

You will name him Ishmael,

because the Lord has heard about your suffering.

12He will be like a wild donkey.

He will use his power against everyone,

and everyone will be against him.

He will not get along with any of his family.”

13She gave a name to the Lord who spoke to her. She called him “You are the God who sees me.” That’s because she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” 14That’s why the well was named Beer Lahai Roi. It’s still there, between Kadesh and Bered.

15So Hagar had a son by Abram and Abram gave him the name Ishmael. 16Abram was 86 years old when Hagar had Ishmael by him.