Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

創世記 20:1-18

亞伯拉罕與亞比米勒

1亞伯拉罕幔利遷往南地,住在加低斯書珥之間。在基拉耳寄居期間, 2他稱妻子撒拉是自己的妹妹。基拉耳亞比米勒派人帶走了撒拉

3晚上,上帝在夢中對亞比米勒說:「你的死期到了,因為你帶來的那個女人是別人的妻子。」 4亞比米勒還沒有親近撒拉,因此他說:「主啊,難道你要毀滅一個無辜的國家嗎? 5那人親口對我說這女人是他妹妹,她也說那人是她哥哥。我問心無愧,沒有做錯。」 6上帝在夢中對他說:「我知道你問心無愧,所以我才阻止你,不讓你親近她,免得你得罪我。 7現在你要把那人的妻子還給他,他是個先知,他會為你禱告,使你活命。要知道,如果你不這樣做,你和你的人民都必死。」

8亞比米勒清早起來召來他的臣僕,把這件事情告訴他們,他們聽了都十分害怕。 9亞比米勒召見亞伯拉罕,對他說:「你為什麼要害我們?我什麼地方得罪了你?你竟使我和我的人民陷入大罪!你不該這樣做。」 10又說:「你為什麼這樣做?」 11亞伯拉罕回答說:「因為我想這裡的人不敬畏上帝,他們必為了奪我妻子而殺我。 12況且,她真是我的妹妹,與我同父異母,後來做了我的妻子。 13上帝吩咐我離開家鄉到外面漂泊的時候,我對她說,『無論我們到哪裡,你都要說我是你哥哥,這就是你對我的恩情。』」

14於是,亞比米勒帶來牛、羊和男女僕婢送給亞伯拉罕,並把他妻子撒拉還給他, 15又對他說:「我的國土就在你面前,你想住在哪裡都可以。」 16亞比米勒撒拉說:「我給你哥哥十一公斤銀子,在你家人面前證明你是清白的,你沒有做錯什麼。」

17亞伯拉罕祈求上帝,上帝就治好了亞比米勒,也使他妻子和眾婢女恢復了生育能力。 18原來耶和華因為亞伯拉罕的妻子撒拉這件事,使亞比米勒宮中所有的婦女都不能生育。

King James Version

Genesis 20:1-18

1And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. 2And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

3But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man’s wife.20.3 a man’s…: Heb. married to an husband 4But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation? 5Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.20.5 integrity: or, simplicity, or, sincerity 6And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her. 7Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

8Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid. 9Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done. 10And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing? 11And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife’s sake. 12And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife. 13And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father’s house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.

14And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife. 15And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.20.15 where…: Heb. as is good in thine eyes 16And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.

17¶ So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children. 18For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham’s wife.