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創世記 35:1-29

雅各遷往伯特利

1上帝對雅各說:「你到伯特利去住,你要在那裡為上帝築一座壇,祂在你逃避你哥哥以掃時曾向你顯現。」 2於是,雅各吩咐家人和所有的隨從:「你們要除掉你們當中的外族神像,沐浴更衣,潔淨自己。 3我們要上伯特利去,在那裡為上帝築一座壇,祂在我遭遇患難時聽了我的禱告,一路都與我同在。」 4他們把所有外族的神像和自己的耳環都交給雅各雅各把這些東西埋在示劍的橡樹下。

5他們就出發了,上帝使恐懼籠罩周圍的城邑,沒有人敢追趕他們。 6雅各和所有的隨從來到迦南路斯,也就是伯特利7他在那裡建造了一座壇,稱那地方為伊勒·伯特利35·7 伊勒·伯特利」意思是「伯特利的上帝」。,因為在他逃避哥哥的時候,上帝曾在那裡向他顯現。 8後來利百加的奶媽底波拉死了,葬在伯特利山谷下面的橡樹下,那棵樹叫亞倫·巴古35·8 亞倫·巴古」意思是「哭泣的橡樹」。

9雅各巴旦·亞蘭回來後,上帝又向他顯現,賜福給他。 10上帝對他說:「你叫雅各,但從今以後不要再叫雅各了,你要改名叫以色列。」這樣雅各改名為以色列11上帝又說:「我是全能的上帝,你要生養眾多,一國,甚至多國必從你而出,許多君王必出自你的子孫。 12我要把賜給亞伯拉罕以撒的土地賜給你和你的後代。」 13上帝說完就離開雅各升上天去。 14雅各在上帝跟他說話的地方立了一根石柱,又在柱子上奠酒、澆油, 15稱那地方為伯特利

拉結和以撒去世

16他們從伯特利繼續前行,離以法他還有一段路時,拉結難產。 17在難產的痛苦中,接生婆對她說:「不要害怕,你又添了一個兒子!」 18拉結臨死前給兒子取名叫便·俄尼35·18 便·俄尼」意思是「我在苦難中生的兒子」。雅各卻叫他便雅憫35·18 便雅憫」意思是「右手之子」,「右手」希伯來文有幸運或力量的意思。19拉結死後就葬在通往以法他的路旁,以法他伯利恆20雅各在她的墳上立了石碑,至今還在。 21以色列繼續前行,在以得塔附近搭起了帳篷。 22以色列在那裡居住時,呂便和父親的妾辟拉通姦,以色列也知道這件事。

雅各有十二個兒子。 23利亞生了雅各的長子呂便西緬利未猶大以薩迦西布倫24拉結生了約瑟便雅憫25拉結的婢女辟拉生了拿弗他利26利亞的婢女悉帕生了迦得亞設。他們都是雅各的兒子,是在巴旦·亞蘭出生的。

27雅各來到他父親以撒住的幔利,即基列·亞巴,也就是亞伯拉罕以撒寄居的地方。基列·亞巴就是希伯崙28以撒共活了一百八十歲, 29年紀老邁,壽終正寢。他的兒子以掃雅各把他安葬了。

New International Version - UK

Genesis 35:1-29

Jacob returns to Bethel

1Then God said to Jacob, ‘Go up to Bethel and settle there, and build an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you were fleeing from your brother Esau.’

2So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, ‘Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes. 3Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone.’ 4So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods they had and the rings in their ears, and Jacob buried them under the oak at Shechem. 5Then they set out, and the terror of God fell on the towns all around them so that no-one pursued them.

6Jacob and all the people with him came to Luz (that is, Bethel) in the land of Canaan. 7There he built an altar, and he called the place El Bethel,35:7 El Bethel means God of Bethel. because it was there that God revealed himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother.

8Now Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse, died and was buried under the oak outside Bethel. So it was named Allon Bakuth.35:8 Allon Bakuth means oak of weeping.

9After Jacob returned from Paddan Aram,35:9 That is, North-west Mesopotamia; also in verse 26 God appeared to him again and blessed him. 10God said to him, ‘Your name is Jacob,35:10 Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he deceives. but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel.35:10 Israel probably means he struggles with God.’ So he named him Israel.

11And God said to him, ‘I am God Almighty35:11 Hebrew El-Shaddai; be fruitful and increase in number. A nation and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will be among your descendants. 12The land I gave to Abraham and Isaac I also give to you, and I will give this land to your descendants after you.’ 13Then God went up from him at the place where he had talked with him.

14Jacob set up a stone pillar at the place where God had talked with him, and he poured out a drink offering on it; he also poured oil on it. 15Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel.35:15 Bethel means house of God.

The deaths of Rachel and Isaac

16Then they moved on from Bethel. While they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and had great difficulty. 17And as she was having great difficulty in childbirth, the midwife said to her, ‘Don’t despair, for you have another son.’ 18As she breathed her last – for she was dying – she named her son Ben-Oni.35:18 Ben-Oni means son of my trouble. But his father named him Benjamin.35:18 Benjamin means son of my right hand.

19So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem). 20Over her tomb Jacob set up a pillar, and to this day that pillar marks Rachel’s tomb.

21Israel moved on again and pitched his tent beyond Migdal Eder. 22While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father’s concubine Bilhah, and Israel heard of it.

Jacob had twelve sons:

23The sons of Leah:

Reuben the firstborn of Jacob,

Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar and Zebulun.

24The sons of Rachel:

Joseph and Benjamin.

25The sons of Rachel’s servant Bilhah:

Dan and Naphtali.

26The sons of Leah’s servant Zilpah:

Gad and Asher.

These were the sons of Jacob, who were born to him in Paddan Aram.

27Jacob came home to his father Isaac in Mamre, near Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had stayed. 28Isaac lived a hundred and eighty years. 29Then he breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people, old and full of years. And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.