尺寸：47.28 x 70.85 cm
Title: Genesis 45
Dimension: 47.28 x 70.85 cm
The "Genesis" series consists of 50 works, corresponding to the 50 chapters of the Bible's Genesis.
45 / 50.
45:1 约瑟在所有侍立在他左右的人面前，不能自制，就喊叫说：“叫各人都离开我出去。”这样，约瑟向他的兄弟们表白自己身分的时候，没有别人在场。45:2 于是他放声大哭，埃及人听到了；法老一家也听闻这事。45:3 约瑟对他的兄弟们说：“我就是约瑟，我的父亲还在吗？”他的兄弟们不能回答他，因为他们在约瑟面前都非常惊惶。45:4 约瑟对他的兄弟们说：“请你们上前来。”他们就上前去。他说：“我就是被你们卖到埃及的弟弟约瑟。45:5 现在你们不要因为把我卖到这里来，而自忧自责。这原是 神差派我在你们以先来这里，为要保全性命。45:6 现在这地的饥荒已经有两年了，还有五年不能耕种，也没有收成。45:7 神差派我在你们以先来这里，为要给你们在地上留下余种，大大施行拯救，保全你们的性命。45:8 这样看来，差派我到这里来的，不是你们，而是 神。他立我作法老之父，作他全家之主，又作全埃及地的首相。45:9 你们要赶快上到我父亲那里去，对他说：‘你的儿子约瑟这样说： 神立我作了全埃及的主；请你下到我这里来，不要耽延。45:10 你和你的众儿孙、牛羊，以及你一切所有的，都可以住在歌珊地，与我相近。45:11 我要在那里供养你，因为还有五年的饥荒，免得你和你的家人，以及你一切所有的，都陷入穷困里。’45:12 看哪，你们和我弟弟便雅悯都亲眼看见，是我亲口对你们说话。45:13 你们也要把我在埃及的一切尊荣，和你们所看见的一切，都告诉我的父亲，又要赶快把我的父亲接到这里来。”45:14 于是，约瑟伏在他弟弟便雅悯的颈项上，哭起来了；便雅悯也伏在约瑟的颈项上哭。45:15 他又与众兄弟亲吻，拥抱着他们哭。然后，他的兄弟们就跟他说话。45:16 消息传到法老的家里，说：“约瑟的兄弟们来了。”法老和他的臣仆都很高兴。45:17 法老对约瑟说：“你要对你的兄弟们说：‘你们要这样作：使你们的牲口载满货物，起程到迦南地去，45:18 把你们的父亲和家人都接到我这里来；我要把埃及地美好的产物赐给你们，你们也可以吃这地肥美的食物。’45:19 现在我再吩咐你对他们说：‘你们要这样作：从埃及地带些车辆回去，用来接你们的孩子和妻子，并且把你们的父亲接来。45:20 不要顾惜你们的家具，因为埃及全地美好的产物都是你们的。’”45:21 以色列的儿子们就照样作了。约瑟照着法老所吩咐的，给了他们一些车辆和路上用的食物。45:22 又给了他们各人一套新衣服，但是给便雅悯三千四百二十克银子和五套衣服。45:23 约瑟送去给他父亲的，有公驴十头，载着埃及美好的产物，以及母驴十头，载着五谷、饼和给他父亲在路上用的食物。45:24 于是，约瑟打发他的兄弟们回去，他们走的时候，约瑟对他们说：“你们在路上不要争吵。”45:25 他们离开埃及，上到迦南地他们父亲雅各那里去，45:26 告诉他，说：“约瑟还在，并且作了埃及全地的首相。”雅各的心冷淡麻木，因为他不相信他们。45:27 他们就把约瑟对他们所说的一切话，都告诉了他。他们的父亲雅各看见了约瑟派来接他的车辆，心才苏醒过来。45:28 以色列说：“够了！约瑟我的儿子还在；在我还没有死以前，我要去看看他。”
45:1 Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all his attendants, and he cried out, “Have everyone leave my presence!” So there was no one with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers.45:2 And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh’s household heard about it.45:3 Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still living?” But his brothers were not able to answer him, because they were terrified at his presence.45:4 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt!45:5 And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.45:6 For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no plowing and reaping.45:7 But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.(Or save you as a great band of survivors)45:8 “So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.45:9 Now hurry back to my father and say to him, ‘This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; don’t delay.45:10 You shall live in the region of Goshen and be near me—you, your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and all you have.45:11 I will provide for you there, because five years of famine are still to come. Otherwise you and your household and all who belong to you will become destitute.’45:12 “You can see for yourselves, and so can my brother Benjamin, that it is really I who am speaking to you.45:13 Tell my father about all the honor accorded me in Egypt and about everything you have seen. And bring my father down here quickly.”45:14 Then he threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin embraced him, weeping.45:15 And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them. Afterward his brothers talked with him.45:16 When the news reached Pharaoh’s palace that Joseph’s brothers had come, Pharaoh and all his officials were pleased.45:17 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Tell your brothers, ‘Do this: Load your animals and return to the land of Canaan,45:18 and bring your father and your families back to me. I will give you the best of the land of Egypt and you can enjoy the fat of the land.’45:19 “You are also directed to tell them, ‘Do this: Take some carts from Egypt for your children and your wives, and get your father and come.45:20 Never mind about your belongings, because the best of all Egypt will be yours.’ ”45:21 So the sons of Israel did this. Joseph gave them carts, as Pharaoh had commanded, and he also gave them provisions for their journey.45:22 To each of them he gave new clothing, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred shekels(That is, about 7 1/2 pounds or about 3.5 kilograms) of silver and five sets of clothes.45:23 And this is what he sent to his father: ten donkeys loaded with the best things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and other provisions for his journey.45:24 Then he sent his brothers away, and as they were leaving he said to them, “Don’t quarrel on the way!”45:25 So they went up out of Egypt and came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan.45:26 They told him, “Joseph is still alive! In fact, he is ruler of all Egypt.” Jacob was stunned; he did not believe them.45:27 But when they told him everything Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the carts Joseph had sent to carry him back, the spirit of their father Jacob revived.45:28 And Israel said, “I’m convinced! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.”
宇宙为何以及如何诞生？为何宇宙大爆炸有一个从无到有的“开始”？为何生命会从“无”诞生到“有”？为何会有复杂、精密的生命的存在？为什么人体内的 DNA 和细胞像微观世界一样复杂而精确，却以高度有序的方式完成其工作，就像被设计和编程的另一个宇宙一样？
In an era where science can nearly explain everything, we have become accustomed to everything that happens in this world and everything around us, no matter how incredible it is, or even accustomed to stop thinking about its incredibility.
Why and how did the universe come from? Why does the universe's big bang have a "start" from nothing? Why is life born from "nothing" to "life"? Why is there complex, sophisticated creatures? Why is the DNA and cells in our body as complex and precise as a microcosm, but complete its work in a highly orderly manner, just like another universe designed and programmed?
Whether it is the elliptical orbit of Comet Halley, the romantic heart-shaped function of Descartes, the graceful golden section of the human body, the Six-sided snowflake falling from the sky, or even a leaf falling, all are wonderful function equations. As big as the universe and as small as snowflakes, divine order can be seen in these formulas.
The explosion brought about destruction. Originally, there was nothing, but the "Big Bang" produced time, matter, and space. There was no gradual development, no transitional forms, but a binary flip, from "non-existence" to "existence." The universe is complex and vast, but it can be described by highly ordered mathematical formulas, gave birth to order and even life. This alone is unbelievable enough to let people explore the truth throughout their lives.
What is the evidence for the "abiogenesis", which is "something can come from nothing"? How to get life from non-life? Why do we still not know how to actually create life from dead stuff, but frankly assume that life can be born from non-life?
The truth behind the universe is so incredible and mysterious, life is so incredible, we are so accustomed to it, we are no longer lamenting the incredibility of all this.
"For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse." Romans 1:20
"The end of science is theology." I believe that although science has its limitations and theology provides the answer, theology is not to explain the deficiency of science, and science alone cannot reach the core of theology. However, science and theology are not opposites, and they do not prevent us from remaining awed on the road to exploring knowledge.
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalm 19:1
The magnificent scenery of nature can easily make people awe-inspiring, but I find that even the most slight sceneries that are most overlooked in daily life are also part of the "skies". You can think of "big" naturally from "big", but if you can also see "big" from "small", "big" is even more glorious.
In this series, I am not trying to answer the above questions or to express my views and positions on the above questions. I just saw the "traces" and "majesty" left by the "creator" in some slight scenes that we are accustomed to and even ignore.
Therefore, I created a rule: trying to see "big" from "small" - with awe and curiosity, through daily neglected slight scenes, with “small scale” as the window, to explore and think about the relationship between the universe, life, eternity and creation.
- Boshan Zhou
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