創世記 28

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1 以撒打發雅各投靠拉班以撒雅各了來,給他祝福,並且吩咐他,:“你不可娶迦南的女子為妻。

2 起來,到巴旦.亞蘭你外祖父彼土利的家裡去,在那裡娶你舅父拉班的一個女兒為妻。

3 全能的神賜福給你,使你繁殖增多,成為大族。

4 把應許亞伯拉罕的福,賜你和你的後裔,使你可以得著你寄居的地為業,就是亞伯拉罕的。”

5 於是,以撒打發雅各去了,雅各就往巴旦.亞蘭去,到了亞蘭人彼土利的兒子拉班那裡。拉班就是雅各以掃母親利百加的哥哥

6 以掃以撒雅各祝福,又打發他到巴旦.亞蘭去,在那裡娶妻;又見以撒雅各祝福的時候,吩咐他說:“你不可娶迦南的女子為妻”;

7 又見雅各從了他父母的話,到巴旦.亞蘭去了;

8 以掃出,他父親以撒不喜歡迦南的女子。

9 於是,以掃以實瑪利那裡去,在他兩個妻子以外,娶了瑪哈拉為妻。瑪哈拉就是亞伯拉罕的兒子以實瑪利女兒,尼拜約的妹妹

10 雅各在伯特利見異夢雅各離開別是巴,到哈蘭去。

11 到一個地方,就在那裡過夜,因為太陽已經落了。他拾起那地方的一塊石頭,把它放在頭底枕頭,就在那裡躺睡了。

12 他作了一個夢,夢見一個梯子立在地上,梯頂直通到的眾使者在梯子上往來。

13 耶和華站在梯子上,:“我是耶和華你祖父亞伯拉罕的,也是以撒的,我要把你現在躺著的這塊地賜你和你的後裔。

14 你的後裔必像地面灰塵那麼多;你必向東、、西、擴展;地上的萬族必因你和你的後裔得福。

15 我與你同在,你無論到哪裡去,我必看顧你;我必領你回到這地方來,因為我必不離棄你,直到我實現了我對你所應許的。”

16 雅各一覺醒來,:“耶和華確實在這地方,我竟不知道!”

17 他就懼怕起來,:“這地方多麼可畏啊,這不是別的地方,而是的殿,是。”

18 雅各許願雅各起來,把他曾經放在枕頭的那塊石頭,立作柱,在柱上澆了

19 他就給那地方起名伯特利,但那城起初名路斯。

20 於是雅各許了一個願:“如果與我同在,在我所走的上看顧我,賜我食物衣服穿,

21 使我可以平平安安地回到我的父家,我就必定以耶和華為我的

22 我立作柱的那塊石頭,必作的殿;你賜我的一切,我必把十分之一獻你。”

  

Exploring the Meaning of 創世記 28      

Napsal(a) Emanuel Swedenborg

Here are some excerpts from Swedenborg's "Arcana Coelestia" that help explain the inner meaning of this chapter:

AC 3656. In the supreme sense this chapter treats of the Lord, how He began to make His natural Divine both as to truth and as to good; and the means by which He effected this are described in general. But in the representative sense it treats of how the Lord regenerates or makes new the natural of man both as to truth and as to good; the process in general is in like manner described (verses 1 to 10).

AC 3657. In the internal supreme sense there is described how the Lord began to make His natural Divine as to truth from the ultimate of order, that thereby He might make disposition of the intermediates, and might conjoin each and all things with the First; that is, with His Divine Itself. But in the internal representative sense there is described how the Lord regenerates the human natural also from the ultimate of order, and thereby disposes the intermediates, in order that through the rational He may conjoin them with Himself (verses 11 to 22).