D2. 雅各的成熟 (創46:1-4)

以色列帶著一切所有的,起身來到別是巴,就獻祭給他父親以撒的神。夜間,神在異象中對以色列說:「雅各!雅各!」他說:「我在這裡。」神說:「我是神,就是你父親的神。你下埃及去不要害怕,因為我必使你在那裡成為大族。我要和你同下埃及去,也必定帶你上來;約瑟必給你送終(原文作將手按在你的眼睛上)。」

So Israel set out with all that was his, and when he reached Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac. And God spoke to Israel in a vision at night and said, "Jacob! Jacob!" "Here I am," he replied. "I am God, the God of your father," he said. "Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there. I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joseph’s own hand will close your eyes."

由於遇到饑荒雅各必須遣子到埃及去買糧食,結果發現他最愛的兒子約瑟成了埃及的宰相。起初他還不敢相信他兒子們從埃及帶來的消息(45:26),後來他「看見約瑟打發來接他的車輛,心就甦醒了。」(45:27)他並且說:「罷了!罷了!我的兒子約瑟還在,趁我未死以先,我要去見他一面。」(45:28)

口中雖是這麼說著,心裡卻有幾分懼怕。因為他的祖父亞伯拉罕在迦南地遇饑荒就下埃及,後來受到法老王的責備(12:10-20)。他的父親以撒也在迦南地遇饑荒想下埃及時,被神攔阻,結果沒下埃及,就住在基拉耳(26:1-6)。如今他自己也遇到饑荒,想下埃及去投靠約瑟。當他來到別是巴,就在那裡獻祭給神,等候神的引導。結果神在異象中指示他下埃及,並在那裡終老。

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