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1亞巴郎從那裡遷往乃革布地,定居在卡德士和叔爾之間。當他住在革辣爾時,1Abraham removed from thence to the south country, and dwelt between Cades and Sur, and sojourned in Gerara.
2亞巴郎一論到他的妻子撒辣就說:「她是我的妹妹。」革辣爾王阿彼默肋客於是派人來取了撒辣去。2And he said of Sara his wife: She is my sister. So Abimelech the king of Gerara sent, and took her.
3但是夜間,天主在夢中來對阿彼默肋客說:「為了你取來的那個女人你該死,因為她原是有夫之婦。」3And God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and he said to him: Lo thou shalt die for the woman thou hast taken: for she hath a husband.
4阿彼默肋客尚未接近她,於是說:「我主!連正義的人你也殺害嗎?4Now Abimelech had not touched her, and he said: Lord, wilt thou slay a nation, that is ignorant and just?
5那男人不是對我說過「她是我的妹妹」嗎?連她自己也說「他是我的哥哥。」我做了這事,是出於心正手潔呀!」5Did not he say to me: She is my sister: and she say, He is my brother? in the simplicity of my heart, and cleanness of my hands have I done this.
6天主在夢中對他說:「我也知道,你是出於心正做了這事,所以我阻止了你犯罪得罪我,也沒有讓你接觸她。6And God said to him: And I know that thou didst it with a sincere heart: and therefore I withheld thee from sinning against me, and I suffered thee not to touch her.
7現在你應將女人還給那人,因為他是一位先知,他要為你轉求,你才可生存;倘若你不歸還,你該知道:你以及凡屬於你的,必死無疑。」7Now therefore restore the man his wife, for he is a prophet: and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: but if thou wilt not restore her, know that thou shalt surely die, thou and all that are thine.
8阿彼默肋客很早就起來召集了眾臣僕,將全部實情告訴給他們聽;這些人都很害怕。8And Abimelech forthwith rising up in the night, called all his servants: and spoke all these words in their hearing, and all the men were exceedingly afraid.
9然後阿彼默肋客叫了亞巴郎來,對他說:「你對我們作的是什麼事?我在什麼事上得罪了你,竟給我和我的王國招來了這樣大的罪過?你對我作了不應該作的事。」9And Abimelech called also for Abraham, and said to him: What hast thou done to us? what have we offended thee in, that thou hast brought upon me and upon my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done to us what thou oughtest not to do.
10阿彼默肋客繼而對亞巴郎說:「你作這事,究有什麼意思?」10And again he expostulated with him, and said, What sawest thou, that thou hast done this?
11亞巴郎答說:「我以為在這地方一定沒有人敬畏天主,人會為了我妻子的緣故殺害我。11Abraham answered: I thought with myself, saying: Perhaps there is not the fear of God in this place: and they will kill me for the sake of my wife:
12何況她實在是我的妹妹,雖不是我母親的女兒,卻是我父親的女兒;後來做了我的妻子。12Howbeit, otherwise also she is truly my sister, the daughter of my father, and not the daughter of my mother, and I took her to wife.
13當天主叫我離開父家,在外飄流的時候,我對她說:我們無論到什麼地方,你要說我是你的哥哥,這就是你待我的大恩。」13And after God brought me out of my father's house, I said to her: Thou shalt do me this kindness: In every place, to which we shall come, thou shalt say that I am thy brother.
14阿彼默肋客把些牛羊奴婢,送給了亞巴郎,也將他的妻子撒辣歸還了他;14And Abimelech took sheep and oxen, and servants and handmaids, and gave to Abraham: and restored to him Sara, his wife.
15然後對他說:「看,我的土地盡在你面前,你願住在那裡,就住在那裡。」15And said: The land is before you, dwell wheresoever it shall please thee.
16繼而對撒辣說:「看,我給了你哥哥一千銀子,作為你在闔家人前的遮羞錢;這樣,各方面無可指摘。」16And to Sara he said: Behold I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: this shall serve thee for a covering of thy eyes to all that are with thee, and whithersoever thou shalt go: and remember thou wast taken.
17亞巴郎懇求了天主,天主就醫好了阿彼默肋客,他的妻子和他的眾婢女,使她們都能生育,17And when Abraham prayed, God healed Abimelech and his wife, and his handmaids, and they bore children:
18因為上主為了亞巴郎妻子撒辣的事,關閉了阿彼默肋客家中所有婦女的子宮。18For the Lord had closed up every womb of the house of Abimelech on account of Sara, Abraham's wife.

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