神與亞伯蘭立約 (God’s Covenant with Abram)
撰文者: Wayne 發表日期: December 27, 2009 – 2:00 pm




Many years  went by, and Abram and Sarai still had no children. But God appeared to him and said, “Do not be afraid. You will have a son of your own. Look up at the sky and count the stars. That is how many decendants you will have. I am the God who brought you out of Ur. Look out at the land as far as you can see. I will give you this land to take possession of it. ”

經過了許多年,亞伯蘭與撒萊依舊沒有子嗣。然而, 神向他顯現並且說:「不要懼怕!你將有你親生的後嗣。你向天觀看,數算眾星,你的後裔將要如此之多。我是耶和華,曾領你出了吾珥。你放眼望去,這些地都要賜你為業。」


Abram had great faith in God, but he still wanted more reassurance. “How will I know the land will be mine?” he asked God.


To show Abram that his promise would come true, God told him to sacrifice animals. Abram killed a cow, a goat, and a ram, and cut them in half, and also brought a dove and a young pigeon.


As the sun was setting, Abraham fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him.


At first, God said, “Your decendants will be strangers in a country not their own, and they will be enslaved and mistreated for four hundred years. But I will punish the nation they served as slaves, and afterward they will come out with great possessions. You, however, will go to your fathers in peace and be buried at a good old age.”


When the sun had set and darkness had fallen, a smoking firepot with a blazing torch appeared and passed between the animal pieces. That was God’s covenant with Abraham.


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