Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

創世記 33:1-20


1雅各遠遠看見以掃帶著四百人迎面而來,便把孩子們分別交給利亞拉結和兩個婢女, 2又吩咐兩個婢女和她們的孩子走在前面,利亞和她的孩子跟在後面,拉結約瑟走在最後。 3他自己則走在他們前面,接連俯伏下拜七次,直到他哥哥跟前。

4以掃見到雅各,就跑上去擁抱他,親吻他,二人抱頭痛哭。 5以掃看見跟在雅各後面的婦女和孩子,就問:「這些和你同行的是誰?」雅各說:「這些孩子是上帝施恩賜給你僕人的。」 6雅各的兩個婢女和她們的孩子上前下拜, 7利亞也和她的孩子上前下拜,最後約瑟拉結也上前向以掃下拜。

8以掃說:「我在路上遇見的那一群群牲畜是怎麼回事?」雅各回答說:「我帶來這些是要得到我主的恩待。」 9以掃說:「弟弟,我已經有很多了,你自己留著吧!」 10雅各說:「不,你若賞臉,就請收下!我見了你的面就像見了上帝的面,因為你這樣善侍我。 11請你收下我的禮物吧,因為上帝恩待了我,使我富足。」雅各再三懇求,以掃才收下。

12以掃說:「我們走吧!我陪你們走。」 13雅各卻說:「我主知道孩子們還小,而且,我還要照料正在哺乳的牛羊,如果整天趕路,牛羊會累死。 14倒不如請我主先走,我遷就牲畜和孩子慢慢走,我在西珥與我主會合。」

15以掃說:「讓我給你留幾個幫手吧。」雅各說:「不用了,能得到我主的恩待就夠了。」 16於是,以掃在當天先回西珥去了, 17雅各卻去了疏割,在那裡為自己建造房屋,為牲畜搭起棚子。因此那地方叫疏割33·17 疏割」意思是「棚子」。

18這樣,雅各巴旦·亞蘭平安地回到迦南示劍城,在城外搭營居住。 19他搭營居住的這塊地是他用一百塊銀子向示劍的父親哈抹的子孫買的。 20雅各在那裡築了一座壇,稱之為伊利·伊羅伊·以色列33·20 伊利·伊羅伊·以色列」意思是「以色列的上帝」。

New International Reader's Version

Genesis 33:1-20

Jacob Meets Esau

1Jacob looked and saw Esau coming with his 400 men! So Jacob separated the children. He put them with Leah, Rachel and the two female servants. 2He put the servants and their children in front. He put Leah and her children next. And he put Rachel and Joseph last. 3He himself went on ahead. As he came near his brother, he bowed down to the ground seven times.

4But Esau ran to meet Jacob. He hugged him and threw his arms around his neck. He kissed him, and they cried for joy. 5Then Esau looked around and saw the women and children. “Who are these people with you?” he asked.

Jacob answered, “They are the children God has so kindly given to me.”

6Then the female servants and their children came near and bowed down. 7Next, Leah and her children came and bowed down. Last of all came Joseph and Rachel. They bowed down too.

8Esau asked, “Why did you send all those herds I saw?”

“I hoped I could do something to please you,” Jacob replied.

9But Esau said, “I already have plenty, my brother. Keep what you have for yourself.”

10“No, please!” said Jacob. “If I’ve pleased you, accept this gift from me. Seeing your face is like seeing the face of God. You have welcomed me so kindly. 11Please accept the present that was brought to you. God has given me so much. I have everything I need.” Jacob wouldn’t give in. So Esau accepted it.

12Then Esau said, “Let’s be on our way. I’ll go with you.”

13But Jacob said to him, “You know that the children are young. You also know that I have to take care of the cows and female sheep that are feeding their little ones. If the animals are driven hard for just one day, all of them will die. 14So you go on ahead of me. I’ll move along only as fast as the flocks and herds and the children can go. I’ll go slowly until I come to you in Seir.”

15Esau said, “Then let me leave some of my men with you.”

“Why do that?” Jacob asked. “I just hope I’ve pleased you.”

16So that day Esau started on his way back to Seir. 17But Jacob went to Sukkoth. There he built a place for himself. He also made shelters for his livestock. That’s why the place is named Sukkoth.

18After Jacob came from Paddan Aram, he arrived safely at the city of Shechem in Canaan. He camped where he could see the city. 19For 100 pieces of silver he bought a piece of land. He got it from Hamor’s sons. Hamor was the father of Shechem. Jacob set up his tent on that piece of land. 20He also set up an altar there. He named it El Elohe Israel.