Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

創世記 31:1-55

雅各逃離拉班

1雅各聽見拉班的兒子們說:「雅各奪去了我們父親的一切!他的財富都是從我們父親那裡得來的。」 2雅各發覺拉班對他的態度不如從前了。 3這時,耶和華對雅各說:「回到你的家鄉和親族那裡吧!我必與你同在。」 4於是,雅各就派人把拉結利亞叫到放羊的地方, 5對她們說:「我感到你們父親對我不如從前了,但我父親的上帝常與我同在。 6你們知道我是怎樣盡心盡力地替你們父親工作, 7他卻欺騙我,把我的工酬更改了十次。然而,上帝不讓他苦待我。 8如果他說把有斑點的羊給我當酬勞,羊群生的就都是有斑點的;如果他說把有條紋的給我,羊群生的就都是有條紋的。 9上帝就這樣把你們父親的牲畜奪過來給了我。

10「在羊群交配的季節,我夢見所有和母羊交配的公羊都是有條紋或有斑點的。 11在夢中,上帝的天使叫我,我說,『僕人在。』 12他說,『拉班對你的所作所為,我都看見了。現在你留心看看,與母羊交配的公羊都是有條紋或有斑點的。 13我就是你在伯特利遇見的上帝。你在那裡用油澆過柱子,向我許過願。現在,你要動身離開這裡,回到你的家鄉。』」

14拉結利亞說:「父親的家產沒有我們的份兒, 15我們早就被當作外人了,他賣了我們,把我們的身價全部吞了。 16上帝從我們父親那裡奪過來的一切財產,本來就屬於我們和我們的兒女。現在你只管照上帝的吩咐做吧!」

17雅各便起來讓兒女和妻子都騎上駱駝, 18帶著他在巴旦·亞蘭得到的所有牲畜和財物,啟程去迦南的父親以撒那裡。 19那時拉班正在外面剪羊毛,拉結偷了父親的家庭神像。 20雅各不辭而別,背著亞蘭拉班偷偷地跑了。 21他帶著所有的一切渡過幼發拉底河,逃往基列山區。

拉班追趕雅各

22到了第三天,拉班才知道雅各逃走了。 23於是,他帶著族人去追趕,追了七天,在基列山區追上了雅各24當天晚上,上帝在夢中對亞蘭拉班說:「你要當心,不可對雅各多說什麼。」

25拉班追上了雅各,那時雅各基列山搭起帳篷,拉班和他的族人也在那裡搭起帳篷。 26拉班雅各說:「你做的是什麼?你欺瞞我,把我的女兒像戰俘一樣帶走。 27你為什麼要偷偷地溜走?你為什麼不告訴我,我好擊鼓、彈琴、唱歌歡送你? 28你甚至不讓我親吻外孫和女兒,與他們道別,你這樣做真愚蠢。 29我有能力傷害你,但你父親的上帝昨夜對我說,『你要小心,不可對雅各多說什麼。』 30你思家心切,一定要走,但你為什麼要偷走我的神像呢?」

31雅各拉班說:「我逃跑是因為害怕你會奪回你的女兒。 32至於你的神像,你在誰身上搜出來,誰就是該死的。你可以當著眾弟兄的面察看,如果在我這裡有什麼物件是你的,你只管拿走。」雅各不知道拉結偷走了神像。

33拉班進入雅各利亞和兩個婢女的帳篷搜查,卻搜不出什麼。拉班離開利亞的帳篷進入拉結的帳篷, 34那時拉結已經把神像藏在駱駝的鞍座裡,自己坐在上面。拉班搜遍了整個帳篷什麼也找不到。 35拉結對父親說:「父親,請別生氣,我有月事在身,不便起來。」結果,拉班搜來搜去找不到神像。

36雅各發怒,斥責拉班說:「我做錯了什麼、犯了什麼罪以致你對我窮追不捨? 37你搜遍我所有的東西,搜到了什麼?現在就當著眾弟兄的面拿出來,讓他們評評理吧! 38我在你家這二十年,你的母綿羊、母山羊沒有掉過胎,我也沒有吃過你公羊的肉。 39我沒有把被野獸撕裂的羊帶來給你,而是自己賠上。無論在白晝或黑夜被偷去的,你都要我賠償。 40我白天受盡烈日煎熬,晚上飽嚐夜露寒霜,不得好睡。 41這二十年來,我為了你的兩個女兒,替你工作了十四年,又用了六年才從你那裡得到這些羊,你把我的工錢更改了十次。 42如果不是我父親以撒敬畏的上帝,就是亞伯拉罕的上帝與我同在,你肯定會讓我兩手空空地回家。但上帝看見了我的難處和勞苦,所以在昨夜責備了你。」

雅各和拉班立約

43拉班回答說:「女兒是我的,這些孩子是我的,羊群也是我的,你的一切都是我的,我又怎會傷害我的女兒和她們的孩子呢? 44來吧,你我立約為證。」 45於是,雅各拿來一塊石頭,立作柱子, 46又吩咐族人去收集石頭。他們把石頭堆成一堆,在旁邊吃喝。 47拉班稱那石堆為伊迦爾·撒哈杜他31·47 伊迦爾·撒哈杜他」意思是「做見證的石堆」。雅各卻稱那石堆為迦累得31·47 迦累得」意思是「以石堆為證」。

48拉班說:「今日,這石堆是你我之間的憑證。」因此,那地方名叫迦累得49又叫米斯巴,因為拉班說:「我們分手以後,願上帝親自鑒察我們。 50倘若你虐待我的女兒,或在她們以外另娶妻子,即使沒人知道,也有上帝在你我之間做見證。」

51拉班又說:「看我在你我之間立的這石堆和石柱。 52這石堆和石柱都是憑證,我一定不會越過石堆去害你,你也不可越過石堆和石柱來害我。 53亞伯拉罕拿鶴的上帝,就是他們父親的上帝,在你我之間判斷是非。」雅各便在他父親以撒敬畏的上帝面前起誓, 54又在山上獻祭,請眾弟兄吃飯。飯後,他們一同在山上過夜。

55拉班清早起來,親吻外孫和女兒,給他們祝福,然後回家去了。

King James Version

Genesis 31:1-55

1And he heard the words of Laban’s sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father’s; and of that which was our father’s hath he gotten all this glory. 2And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.31.2 as before: Heb. as yesterday and the day before 3And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee. 4And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock, 5And said unto them, I see your father’s countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me. 6And ye know that with all my power I have served your father. 7And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me. 8If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstraked. 9Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me. 10And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.31.10 rams: or, he goats 11And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I. 12And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee. 13I am the God of Beth-el, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred. 14And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father’s house? 15Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money. 16For all the riches which God hath taken from our father, that is ours, and our children’s: now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.

17¶ Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels; 18And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padan-aram, for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan. 19And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father’s.31.19 images: Heb. teraphim 20And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.31.20 unawares…: Heb. the heart of Laban 21So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead. 22And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled. 23And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days’ journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead. 24And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.31.24 either…: Heb. from good to bad

25¶ Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead. 26And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the sword? 27Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?31.27 steal…: Heb. hast stolen me 28And hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in so doing. 29It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad. 30And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father’s house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods? 31And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me. 32With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them. 33And Laban went into Jacob’s tent, and into Leah’s tent, and into the two maidservants’ tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah’s tent, and entered into Rachel’s tent. 34Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel’s furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.31.34 searched: Heb. felt 35And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the images.

36¶ And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me? 37Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy household stuff? set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.31.37 searched: Heb. felt 38This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten. 39That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night. 40Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes. 41Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my wages ten times. 42Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.

43¶ And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born? 44Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee. 45And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar. 46And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap. 47And Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.31.47 Jegar-sahadutha: that is, The heap of witness, Chaldee31.47 Galeed: that is, The heap of witness, Heb. 48And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed; 49And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.31.49 Mizpah: that is, A beacon, or, watchtower 50If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee. 51And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee; 52This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm. 53The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac. 54Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.31.54 offered…: or, killed beasts 55And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place.