Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

創世記 15

上帝與亞伯蘭立約

1這些事以後,耶和華在異象中對亞伯蘭說:「亞伯蘭,你不用害怕,我是你的盾牌,我要大大賞賜你。」 亞伯蘭說:「主耶和華啊,你要賜我什麼呢?我沒有兒子,繼承我家業的人是大馬士革人以利以謝。」 亞伯蘭又說:「你沒有賜我兒子,我家中的僕人將繼承我的產業。」 耶和華又對他說:「這人不會成為你的繼承人,你親生的兒子才是你的繼承人。」 耶和華把亞伯蘭帶到外面,對他說:「你抬頭看看天空,數數繁星,你能數得盡嗎?你的後裔必這麼多。」 亞伯蘭信耶和華,耶和華便算他為義人。

耶和華又對他說:「我是耶和華,我帶你離開了迦勒底的吾珥,為要把這片土地賜給你。」 亞伯蘭說:「主耶和華啊,我怎麼知道我會得到這片土地呢?」 耶和華說:「你要給我預備三歲的母牛、母山羊和公綿羊各一頭,斑鳩和雛鴿各一隻。」 10 亞伯蘭一一照辦,把牲畜都劈成兩半,一半對著一半地擺列,但沒有劈開雀鳥。 11 有鷙鳥飛到那些屍體上,亞伯蘭趕走了牠們。

12 太陽下山的時候,亞伯蘭睡得很沉,忽然有可怕的黑暗籠罩著他。 13 耶和華對他說:「你要清楚知道,你的後裔必流落異鄉,被奴役、虐待四百年。 14 但我必懲罰奴役他們的國家,之後他們必帶著大量的財物離開那裡。 15 而你必享長壽,安然離世。 16 到了第四代[a],你的子孫必重回此地,因為亞摩利人現在還沒有惡貫滿盈。」

17 太陽下山後,大地黑暗,突然有冒煙的火爐和點著的火炬在肉塊中經過。 18 就在那天,耶和華跟亞伯蘭立約,說:「我必將這片土地賜給你的後代,使他們得到從埃及河到幼發拉底河一帶的土地, 19 就是基尼人、基尼洗人、甲摩尼人、 20 赫人、比利洗人、利乏音人、 21 亞摩利人、迦南人、革迦撒人和耶布斯人的土地。」

Notas al pie

  1. 15·16 」希伯來文可能指人一生的年日。

Amplified Bible

Genesis 15

Abram Promised a Son

1After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying,

“Do not be afraid, Abram,
I am your shield;
Your reward [for obedience] shall be very great.”

Abram said, “Lord [a]God, what reward will You give me, since I am [leaving this world] childless, and he who will be the owner and heir of my house is this [servant] Eliezer from Damascus?” And Abram continued, “Since You have given no child to me, one (a servant) born in my house is my heir.” Then behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This man [Eliezer] will not be your heir but he who shall come from your own body shall be your heir.” And the Lord brought Abram outside [his tent into the night] and said, “Look now toward the heavens and count the stars—if you are able to count them.” Then He said to him, “So [numerous] shall your descendants be.” Then Abram believed in (affirmed, trusted in, relied on, remained steadfast to) the Lord; and He counted (credited) it to him [b]as righteousness (doing right in regard to God and man). And He said to him, “I am the [same] Lord who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land as an inheritance.” But Abram said, “Lord [c]God, by what [proof] will I know that I will inherit it?” So God said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” 10 So Abram brought all these to Him and [d]cut them down the middle, and laid each half opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds. 11 The birds of prey swooped down on the carcasses, but Abram drove them away.

12 When the sun was setting, a deep sleep overcame Abram; and a horror (terror, shuddering fear, nightmare) of great darkness overcame him. 13 God said to Abram, “Know for sure that your descendants will be strangers [living temporarily] in a land (Egypt) that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved and oppressed for four hundred years. 14 But on that nation whom your descendants will serve I will bring judgment, and afterward they will come out [of that land] with great possessions. 15 As for you, you shall [die and] go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age. 16 Then in the [e]fourth generation your descendants shall return here [to Canaan, the land of promise], for the wickedness and guilt of the [f]Amorites is not yet complete (finished).”

17 When the sun had gone down and a [deep] darkness had come, there appeared a smoking [g]brazier and a flaming torch which passed between the [divided] pieces [of the animals]. 18 On the same day the Lord made a covenant (promise, pledge) with Abram, saying,

“To your descendants I have given this land,
From the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates—

19 [the land of] the Kenites and the Kenizzites and the Kadmonites 20 and the Hittites and the Perizzites and the Rephaim, 21 the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Girgashites and the Jebusites.”

Notas al pie

  1. Genesis 15:2 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord.
  2. Genesis 15:6 This was crucial to God’s plan of salvation, as can be seen in Rom 4. There was simply no way that anyone except Christ could ever be sufficiently righteous to meet God’s standards and avoid condemnation. Having faith in God and placing one’s trust in Him was not in itself something that could be a substitute for perfect righteousness, but God graciously determined to accept faith as an equivalent for that righteousness nonetheless. So in a sense, Abraham—and all believers since him, who are his spiritual descendants—received righteousness on credit, and the bill for that righteousness was paid by the death of Christ on the cross.
  3. Genesis 15:8 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord.
  4. Genesis 15:10 This was preparation for an ancient ceremony that formally bound two parties to an agreement or covenant (v 18). Reference is made to the ceremony in Jer 34:18, but details are not given elsewhere in Scripture.
  5. Genesis 15:16 This prophecy was fulfilled when Moses led the Israelites back to Canaan after their four hundred years in Egypt. He was “in the fourth generation” from Jacob—Levi, Kohath, Amram, Moses.
  6. Genesis 15:16 The most important and powerful group of that region. The name “Amorite” later became virtually synonymous with that of the inhabitants of Canaan. They were known for their many superstitious practices (according to the Talmud).
  7. Genesis 15:17 I.e. a large bowl or pan holding burning coals.