New International Version - UK

Genesis 35

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.’

So 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. Then 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.’ So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods they had and the rings in their ears, and Jacob buried them under the oak at Shechem. Then they set out, and the terror of God fell on the towns all around them so that no one pursued them.

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

Now Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse, died and was buried under the oak outside Bethel. So it was named Allon Bakuth.[b]

After Jacob returned from Paddan Aram,[c] God appeared to him again and blessed him. 10 God said to him, ‘Your name is Jacob,[d] but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel.[e]’ So he named him Israel.

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

14 Jacob 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. 15 Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel.[g]

The deaths of Rachel and Isaac

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

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

21 Israel moved on again and pitched his tent beyond Migdal Eder. 22 While 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:

23 The sons of Leah:

Reuben the firstborn of Jacob,

Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar and Zebulun.

24 The sons of Rachel:

Joseph and Benjamin.

25 The sons of Rachel’s servant Bilhah:

Dan and Naphtali.

26 The sons of Leah’s servant Zilpah:

Gad and Asher.

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

27 Jacob came home to his father Isaac in Mamre, near Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had stayed. 28 Isaac lived a hundred and eighty years. 29 Then 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.

Notas al pie

  1. Genesis 35:7 El Bethel means God of Bethel.
  2. Genesis 35:8 Allon Bakuth means oak of weeping.
  3. Genesis 35:9 That is, North-west Mesopotamia; also in verse 26
  4. Genesis 35:10 Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he deceives.
  5. Genesis 35:10 Israel probably means he struggles with God.
  6. Genesis 35:11 Hebrew El-Shaddai
  7. Genesis 35:15 Bethel means house of God.
  8. Genesis 35:18 Ben-Oni means son of my trouble.
  9. Genesis 35:18 Benjamin means son of my right hand.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

創世記 35

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。」 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。 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。」 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。

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。 雅各和所有的隨從來到迦南的路斯,也就是伯特利。 他在那裡建造了一座壇,稱那地方為伊勒·伯特利[a],因為在他逃避哥哥的時候,上帝曾在那裡向他顯現。 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[b]

雅各從巴旦·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和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[c],雅各卻叫他便雅憫[d] 19 拉結死後就葬在通往以法他的路旁,以法他即伯利恆。 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、以薩迦和西布倫。 24 拉結生了約瑟和便雅憫。 25 拉結的婢女辟拉生了但和拿弗他利。 26 利亞的婢女悉帕生了迦得和亞設。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,也就是亞伯拉罕和以撒寄居的地方。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。他的兒子以掃和雅各把他安葬了。

Notas al pie

  1. 35·7 伊勒·伯特利」意思是「伯特利的上帝」。
  2. 35·8 亞倫·巴古」意思是「哭泣的橡樹」。
  3. 35·18 便·俄尼」意思是「我在苦難中生的兒子」。
  4. 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。