Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

創世記 25

亞伯拉罕的其他後代

1亞伯拉罕又娶了基土拉。 基土拉為亞伯拉罕生了心蘭、約珊、米但、米甸、伊施巴和書亞。 約珊生了示巴和底但,底但的子孫是亞書利族、利都示族和利烏米族。 米甸的兒子是以法、以弗、哈諾、亞比大和以勒大。這些都是基土拉的子孫。 亞伯拉罕把所有的財產都給了以撒。 他趁自己還在世的時候,把一些禮物送給他的妾所生的兒子們,讓他們離開他的兒子以撒到東方去。

亞伯拉罕活了一百七十五歲, 享盡天年,壽終正寢,歸到他祖先那裡。 他的兩個兒子以撒和以實瑪利把他安葬在麥比拉洞,那山洞在幔利附近、赫人瑣轄的兒子以弗崙的地裡。 10 那塊地是亞伯拉罕向赫人買的,他和妻子撒拉葬在一起。 11 亞伯拉罕去世以後,上帝賜福給他的兒子以撒。以撒住在庇耳·拉海·萊附近。

12 以實瑪利是亞伯拉罕和撒拉的婢女埃及人夏甲所生的兒子。 13 以下是以實瑪利的兒子,按出生的次序是:尼拜約、基達、亞德別、米比衫、 14 米施瑪、度瑪、瑪撒、 15 哈大、提瑪、伊突、拿非施、基底瑪。 16 他這十二個兒子後來分別成了十二個族的族長,各有自己的村莊和營寨。 17 以實瑪利活了一百三十七歲,壽終正寢,歸到他祖先那裡。 18 他子孫居住的地方從哈腓拉一直延伸到埃及東面、通往亞述方向的書珥,他們與其他親屬作對[a]

利百加生以掃和雅各

19 以下是關於亞伯拉罕的兒子以撒的記載。

亞伯拉罕生以撒。 20 以撒四十歲娶利百加,利百加是巴旦·亞蘭的亞蘭人彼土利的女兒、拉班的妹妹。 21 以撒因為利百加沒有生育,就為她祈求耶和華。耶和華應允了他的祈求,利百加就懷了孕。 22 兩個胎兒在她腹中彼此相爭,她說:「怎麼會這樣?」於是,她去求問耶和華。 23 耶和華對她說:

「你腹中有兩個國家,
你要生出兩個敵對的民族,
一族要比另一族強大,
將來大的要服侍小的。」

24 到了生產的時候,利百加果然生下雙胞胎。 25 先出生的嬰兒遍體通紅,渾身長毛,好像穿了皮衣,因此給他取名叫以掃[b] 26 隨後出生的弟弟緊緊抓著以掃的腳跟,因此給他取名叫雅各[c]。那時以撒六十歲。

以掃出賣長子名分

27 孩子們漸漸長大,以掃擅長狩獵,常在田野活動;雅各生來安靜,喜歡待在家裡。 28 以撒疼愛以掃,因為他喜歡吃以掃帶回來的獵物,利百加卻疼愛雅各。

29 一天,雅各正在熬湯,以掃精疲力盡地從田野回來。 30 以掃對雅各說:「我要餓死了,給我一些紅豆湯喝吧!」因此,以掃又叫以東[d] 31 雅各回答說:「好,你今天把長子的名分賣給我吧!」 32 以掃說:「我都快餓死了,長子的名分對我有什麼用呢?」 33 雅各說:「好,你現在向我起誓保證吧!」於是,以掃就起誓把長子的名分賣給了雅各。 34 雅各把餅和紅豆湯給以掃,以掃吃完喝完便走了。以掃輕看自己長子的名分。

Notas al pie

  1. 25·18 與其他親屬作對」或譯「住在其他親屬的東面」。
  2. 25·25 以掃」意思是「有毛」。
  3. 25·26 雅各」意思是「抓住」。
  4. 25·30 以東」意思是「紅色」。

The Message

Genesis 25

11-2 Abraham married a second time; his new wife was named Keturah. She gave birth to Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.

Jokshan had Sheba and Dedan.

Dedan’s descendants were the Asshurim, the Letushim, and the Leummim.

Midian had Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah—all from the line of Keturah.

5-6 But Abraham gave everything he possessed to Isaac. While he was still living, he gave gifts to the sons he had by his concubines, but then sent them away to the country of the east, putting a good distance between them and his son Isaac.

7-11 Abraham lived 175 years. Then he took his final breath. He died happy at a ripe old age, full of years, and was buried with his family. His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite, next to Mamre. It was the field that Abraham had bought from the Hittites. Abraham was buried next to his wife Sarah. After Abraham’s death, God blessed his son Isaac. Isaac lived at Beer Lahai Roi.

The Family Tree of Ishmael

12 This is the family tree of Ishmael son of Abraham, the son that Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s maid, bore to Abraham.

13-16 These are the names of Ishmael’s sons in the order of their births: Nebaioth, Ishmael’s firstborn, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah—all the sons of Ishmael. Their settlements and encampments were named after them. Twelve princes with their twelve tribes.

17-18 Ishmael lived 137 years. When he breathed his last and died he was buried with his family. His children settled down all the way from Havilah near Egypt eastward to Shur in the direction of Assyria. The Ishmaelites didn’t get along with any of their kin.

Jacob and Esau

19-20 This is the family tree of Isaac son of Abraham: Abraham had Isaac. Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan Aram. She was the sister of Laban the Aramean.

21-23 Isaac prayed hard to God for his wife because she was barren. God answered his prayer and Rebekah became pregnant. But the children tumbled and kicked inside her so much that she said, “If this is the way it’s going to be, why go on living?” She went to God to find out what was going on. God told her,

Two nations are in your womb,
    two peoples butting heads while still in your body.
One people will overpower the other,
    and the older will serve the younger.

24-26 When her time to give birth came, sure enough, there were twins in her womb. The first came out reddish, as if snugly wrapped in a hairy blanket; they named him Esau (Hairy). His brother followed, his fist clutched tight to Esau’s heel; they named him Jacob (Heel). Isaac was sixty years old when they were born.

27-28 The boys grew up. Esau became an expert hunter, an outdoorsman. Jacob was a quiet man preferring life indoors among the tents. Isaac loved Esau because he loved his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29-30 One day Jacob was cooking a stew. Esau came in from the field, starved. Esau said to Jacob, “Give me some of that red stew—I’m starved!” That’s how he came to be called Edom (Red).

31 Jacob said, “Make me a trade: my stew for your rights as the firstborn.”

32 Esau said, “I’m starving! What good is a birthright if I’m dead?”

33-34 Jacob said, “First, swear to me.” And he did it. On oath Esau traded away his rights as the firstborn. Jacob gave him bread and the stew of lentils. He ate and drank, got up and left. That’s how Esau shrugged off his rights as the firstborn.