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」。

New Living Translation

Genesis 25

The Death of Abraham

1Abraham married another wife, whose name was Keturah. She gave birth to Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan. Dedan’s descendants were the Asshurites, Letushites, and Leummites. Midian’s sons were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. These were all descendants of Abraham through Keturah.

Abraham gave everything he owned to his son Isaac. But before he died, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them off to a land in the east, away from Isaac.

Abraham lived for 175 years, and he died at a ripe old age, having lived a long and satisfying life. He breathed his last and joined his ancestors in death. His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, near Mamre, in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite. 10 This was the field Abraham had purchased from the Hittites and where he had buried his wife Sarah. 11 After Abraham’s death, God blessed his son Isaac, who settled near Beer-lahai-roi in the Negev.

Ishmael’s Descendants

12 This is the account of the family of Ishmael, the son of Abraham through Hagar, Sarah’s Egyptian servant. 13 Here is a list, by their names and clans, of Ishmael’s descendants: The oldest was Nebaioth, followed by Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 14 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, 15 Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. 16 These twelve sons of Ishmael became the founders of twelve tribes named after them, listed according to the places they settled and camped. 17 Ishmael lived for 137 years. Then he breathed his last and joined his ancestors in death. 18 Ishmael’s descendants occupied the region from Havilah to Shur, which is east of Egypt in the direction of Asshur. There they lived in open hostility toward all their relatives.[a]

The Births of Esau and Jacob

19 This is the account of the family of Isaac, the son of Abraham. 20 When Isaac was forty years old, he married Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan-aram and the sister of Laban the Aramean.

21 Isaac pleaded with the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was unable to have children. The Lord answered Isaac’s prayer, and Rebekah became pregnant with twins. 22 But the two children struggled with each other in her womb. So she went to ask the Lord about it. “Why is this happening to me?” she asked.

23 And the Lord told her, “The sons in your womb will become two nations. From the very beginning, the two nations will be rivals. One nation will be stronger than the other; and your older son will serve your younger son.”

24 And when the time came to give birth, Rebekah discovered that she did indeed have twins! 25 The first one was very red at birth and covered with thick hair like a fur coat. So they named him Esau.[b] 26 Then the other twin was born with his hand grasping Esau’s heel. So they named him Jacob.[c] Isaac was sixty years old when the twins were born.

Esau Sells His Birthright

27 As the boys grew up, Esau became a skillful hunter. He was an outdoorsman, but Jacob had a quiet temperament, preferring to stay at home. 28 Isaac loved Esau because he enjoyed eating the wild game Esau brought home, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29 One day when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau arrived home from the wilderness exhausted and hungry. 30 Esau said to Jacob, “I’m starved! Give me some of that red stew!” (This is how Esau got his other name, Edom, which means “red.”)

31 “All right,” Jacob replied, “but trade me your rights as the firstborn son.”

32 “Look, I’m dying of starvation!” said Esau. “What good is my birthright to me now?”

33 But Jacob said, “First you must swear that your birthright is mine.” So Esau swore an oath, thereby selling all his rights as the firstborn to his brother, Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and lentil stew. Esau ate the meal, then got up and left. He showed contempt for his rights as the firstborn.

Notas al pie

  1. 25:18 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
  2. 25:25 Esau sounds like a Hebrew term that means “hair.”
  3. 25:26 Jacob sounds like the Hebrew words for “heel” and “deceiver.”