Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

創世記 21

以撒出生

1耶和華按著自己說過的話眷顧撒拉,實現給她的應許。 亞伯拉罕年老的時候,撒拉懷了孕,在上帝指定的日期為他生了一個兒子。 亞伯拉罕為兒子取名叫以撒。 以撒出生後第八天,亞伯拉罕就照著上帝的吩咐為他行了割禮。 以撒出生時亞伯拉罕已經一百歲。 撒拉說:「上帝使我歡笑,凡聽見這事的人也必跟我一同歡笑。 誰曾料到我會為亞伯拉罕哺養孩子呢?我竟然在丈夫年老的時候給他生了兒子。」

夏甲和以實瑪利被逐

以撒漸漸長大,亞伯拉罕在他斷奶的那天擺設宴席。 撒拉見埃及人夏甲給亞伯拉罕生的兒子以實瑪利嘲笑以撒, 10 就對亞伯拉罕說:「趕走這婢女和她的兒子,因為這婢女的兒子不可和我的兒子以撒一同承受產業。」 11 亞伯拉罕因兒子以實瑪利的事非常煩惱。 12 上帝對亞伯拉罕說:「你不要再為這孩子和你的婢女煩惱,只管照撒拉的意思去做,因為以撒生的才可算為你的後代。 13 至於那婢女的兒子以實瑪利,我也會使他自成一國,因為他也是你的兒子。」

14 第二天,亞伯拉罕清早起來,把食物和一皮袋水放在夏甲肩上,讓她和孩子離開。夏甲在別示巴的曠野流浪。 15 皮袋的水喝光了,夏甲把兒子留在一叢灌木下, 16 自己走到離孩子約一箭之遠的地方,對著孩子坐下,說:「我不忍心看著他死啊!」夏甲坐在那裡放聲大哭起來。 17 上帝聽見孩子的哭聲,就差遣天使從天上安慰夏甲說:「夏甲,你怎麼了?不要害怕,上帝已經聽見孩子的哭聲了。 18 你去扶他起來,安慰他,我必使他成為大國。」 19 上帝使夏甲的眼睛明亮,讓她看見一口水井,她就上前把皮袋裝滿水拿給兒子喝。 20 在上帝的看顧下,孩子在曠野漸漸長大,成為一個射箭能手。 21 他住在巴蘭曠野,他母親為他娶了一個埃及女子。

亞伯拉罕與亞比米勒立約

22 有一次,亞比米勒和他的將領非各對亞伯拉罕說:「你做的一切都有上帝保佑。 23 現在請你在這裡當著上帝的面向我起誓,你不會欺騙我和我的子孫後代。我怎樣善待你,請你也同樣善待我以及你所寄居之地的百姓。」 24 亞伯拉罕說:「我願起誓。」

25 由於亞比米勒的僕人霸佔了一口水井,亞伯拉罕就指責亞比米勒。 26 亞比米勒說:「我不知道是誰做的,你以前沒有告訴我,我今天才聽說這事。」 27 亞伯拉罕把牛羊送給亞比米勒,他們二人立了約。 28 亞伯拉罕又從羊群中分出七隻母羊羔。 29 亞比米勒問亞伯拉罕:「你分出七隻母羊羔是什麼意思?」 30 亞伯拉罕回答說:「你要從我手中接受這七隻母羊羔,表示你承認這口井是我挖的。」 31 所以,那地方被稱為別示巴[a],因為他們二人在那裡起了誓。

32 他們立約以後,亞比米勒和他的將領非各便回非利士去了。 33 亞伯拉罕在別示巴栽了一棵紅柳,又在那裡呼求耶和華——永恆上帝的名。 34 亞伯拉罕在非利士住了很長時間。

Notas al pie

  1. 21·31 別示巴」意思是「盟誓之井」。

New American Standard Bible

Genesis 21

Isaac Is Born

1Then the Lord took note of Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had [a]promised. So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him. Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac. Then Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him. Now Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh [b]with me.” And she said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”

The child grew and was weaned, and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.

Sarah Turns against Hagar

Now Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, [c]mocking. 10 Therefore she said to Abraham, “Drive out this maid and her son, for the son of this maid shall not be an heir with my son [d]Isaac.” 11 The matter [e]distressed Abraham greatly because of his son. 12 But God said to Abraham, “[f]Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, for through Isaac [g]your descendants shall be named. 13 And of the son of the maid I will make a nation also, because he is your [h]descendant.” 14 So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a [i]skin of water and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, and gave her the boy, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered about in the wilderness of Beersheba.

15 When the water in the skin was used up, she [j]left the boy under one of the bushes. 16 Then she went and sat down opposite him, about a bowshot away, for she said, “Do not let me [k]see the boy die.” And she sat opposite him, and lifted up her voice and wept. 17 God heard the lad crying; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter with you, Hagar? Do not fear, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is. 18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him by [l]the hand, for I will make a great nation of him.” 19 Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the [m]skin with water and gave the lad a drink.

20 God was with the lad, and he grew; and he [n]lived in the wilderness and became an archer. 21 He [o]lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

Covenant with Abimelech

22 Now it came about at that time that Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, spoke to Abraham, saying, “God is with you in all that you do; 23 now therefore, swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my offspring or with my posterity, but according to the kindness that I have shown to you, you shall show to me and to the land in which you have sojourned.” 24 Abraham said, “I swear it.” 25 But Abraham [p]complained to Abimelech because of the well of water which the servants of Abimelech had seized. 26 And Abimelech said, “I do not know who has done this thing; you did not tell me, nor did I hear of it [q]until today.”

27 Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them made a covenant. 28 Then Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. 29 Abimelech said to Abraham, “What do these seven ewe lambs mean, which you have set by themselves?” 30 He said, “You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a witness to me, that I dug this well.” 31 Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because there the two of them took an oath. 32 So they made a covenant at Beersheba; and Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, arose and returned to the land of the Philistines. 33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the Lord, the Everlasting God. 34 And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines for many days.

Notas al pie

  1. Genesis 21:1 Lit spoken
  2. Genesis 21:6 Lit for
  3. Genesis 21:9 Or playing
  4. Genesis 21:10 Lit with Isaac
  5. Genesis 21:11 Lit was very grievous in Abraham’s sight
  6. Genesis 21:12 Lit Do not let it be grievous in your sight
  7. Genesis 21:12 Lit your seed will be called
  8. Genesis 21:13 Lit seed
  9. Genesis 21:14 I.e. a skin used as a bottle
  10. Genesis 21:15 Lit cast
  11. Genesis 21:16 Lit look upon the death of the child
  12. Genesis 21:18 Lit your
  13. Genesis 21:19 V 14, note 1
  14. Genesis 21:20 Lit dwelt
  15. Genesis 21:21 Lit dwelt
  16. Genesis 21:25 Lit reproved
  17. Genesis 21:26 Lit except