Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Olubereberye 29

Olugendo lwa Yakobo

1Awo Yakobo ne yeeyongerayo mu lugendo lwe, n’atuuka mu nsi y’abantu b’ebuvanjuba. Bwe yatunula n’alaba oluzzi mu nnimiro, ng’ebisibo bisatu eby’endiga zigalamidde awo ku lwo, kubanga awo we zaanywesezebwanga. Ejjinja eryasaanikiranga ku mumwa gw’oluzzi olwo lyali ddene, era ebisibo bwe byakuŋŋaananga, abasumba ne balyoka baliyiringisa okuliggya ku mumwa gw’oluzzi ne banywesa endiga; bwe zaamalanga ne balizzaako.

Awo Yakobo n’abuuza abasumba nti, “Abooluganda muva wa?” Ne bamuddamu nti, “Tuva Kalani.”

Kwe kubabuuza nti, “Labbaani mutabani wa Nakoli mumumanyi?” Ne bamuddamu nti, “Tumumanyi.”

N’abuuza nti, “Ali bulungi?” Ne baddamu nti, “Ali bulungi, era laba Laakeeri muwala we wuuli ajja n’endiga!”

N’abagamba nti, “Mulabe, obudde bukyali bwa ttuntu, ekiseera tekinnatuuka okukuŋŋaanya ensolo awamu, muzinywese mulyoke mugende muzirunde.”

Bo kwe kumuddamu nti, “Ekyo tetusobola kukikola ng’ebisibo byonna tebinnakuŋŋaanyizibwa, nga n’ejjinja terinaggyibwa ku mumwa gw’oluzzi, olwo ne tunywesa endiga.”

Yakobo Asisinkana Laakeeri

Yakobo bwe yali akyayogera nabo, Laakeeri n’atuuka n’endiga za kitaawe. Kubanga ye yali azirunda. 10 Yakobo bwe yalaba Laakeeri, muwala wa Labbaani, mwannyina nnyina, n’endiga za Labbaani, n’agenda n’ayiringisa ejjinja okuva ku mumwa gw’oluzzi n’anywesa endiga za Labbaani. 11 Yakobo n’alyoka agwa Laakeeri mu kifuba, n’ayimusa eddoboozi n’akaaba. 12 Yakobo n’alyoka ategeeza Laakeeri nti, waluganda ne kitaawe, era ye mutabani wa Lebbeeka. Laakeeri kwe kudduka n’ategeeza kitaawe.

13 Awo Labbaani bwe yawulira ebya Yakobo, mutabani wa mwannyina, n’adduka okumusisinkana, n’amugwa mu kifuba n’amulamusa bulungi, n’amutwala mu nnyumba ye. Yakobo n’ategeeza Labbaani byonna ebyaliwo. 14 Labbaani n’agamba nti, “Mazima oli ggumba lyange, era nnyama ya mubiri gwange! N’abeera naye omwezi mulamba.” 15 Awo Labbaani n’agamba Yakobo nti, “Olw’okubanga oli waluganda ky’onoova ompeerereza obwereere? Ntegeeza empeera yo bw’eneebanga.”

16 Labbaani yalina bawala be babiri; erinnya ly’omukulu nga ye Leeya ne ly’omuto nga ye Laakeeri. 17 Leeya yali manafu, kyokka ye Laakeeri nga mulungi era nga w’amaanyi. 18 Yakobo yayagala Laakeeri, era n’agamba Labbaani nti, “Nzija kukuweereza[a] emyaka musanvu olwa muwala wo omuto Laakeeri.”

19 Labbaani kwe kumuddamu nti, “Kituufu okumuwa ggwe ne ssimuwa musajja mulala yenna. Beera nange.” 20 Bw’atyo Yakobo n’akolerera Laakeeri emyaka musanvu, naye ne giba ng’ennaku obunaku gy’ali kubanga yamwagala nnyo.

21 Awo Yakobo n’agamba Labbaani nti, “Kale mpa mukazi wange, mmutwale, kubanga ekiseera kye twalagaana nkimazeeko.”

22 Labbaani kwe kukuŋŋaanya abantu b’ekifo ekyo, n’akola embaga. 23 Naye mu kiro Labbaani n’atwala muwala we Leeya n’amuwa Yakobo okumutwala okuba mukazi we.[b] 24 Labbaani yali awadde Leeya Zirupa amuweerezenga.

25 Bwe bwakya, Yakobo n’alaba nga bamuwadde Leeya. Kwe kugamba Labbaani nti, “Onkoze ki kino? Saakuweereza lwa Laakeeri? Kale lwaki onimbye?” 26 Labbaani n’amuddamu nti, “Mu nsi yaffe tekiri mu buwangwa bwaffe, omuto okusooka omukulu okufumbirwa. 27 Sooka omale n’ono wiiki eno emu, n’oli tugenda kumukuwa; kyokka olimukolerera okumala emyaka emirala musanvu.”

28 Ekyo Yakobo n’akikkiriza, n’amalako wiiki emu eyo, Labbaani n’alyoka amuwa Laakeeri muwala we okuba mukazi we. 29 Labbaani n’awa Laakeeri Biira amuweerezenga. 30 Yakobo n’atwala Laakeeri n’aba mukazi we; n’ayagala Laakeeri okusinga Leeya, n’aweereza Labbaani emyaka egyo emirala omusanvu.

Abaana ba Yakobo

31 Mukama bwe yalaba nga Leeya akyayibbwa n’aggula olubuto lwe. Laakeeri ye yali mugumba. 32 Leeya n’aba olubuto, n’azaala omwana wabulenzi. N’amutuuma erinnya Lewubeeni, ng’agamba nti, “Kubanga Mukama alabye okubonyaabonyezebwa kwange: ddala baze ananjagala.”

33 N’aba olubuto olulala, n’azaala omwana mulenzi, n’agamba nti, “Kubanga Mukama alabye nga ndi mukyawe, kyavudde ampa omwana owoobulenzi omulala; n’amutuuma erinnya Simyoni.” 34 Ate n’aba olubuto n’azaala omwana mulenzi, n’agamba nti, “Kale kaakano baze ajja kuba bumu nange, kubanga mmuzaalidde abaana abalenzi basatu.” Omwana kyeyava atuumwa Leevi.

35 Era Leeya n’aba olubuto n’azaala omwana wabulenzi, n’agamba nti, “Ku luno nzija kutendereza Mukama,” kyeyava amutuuma Yuda; n’alekayo okuzaala.

Notas al pie

  1. 29:18 Anaawasa omugole ye yawangayo ebintu ebyogereza omuwala eri kitaawe w’omuwala (34:12). Kyokka bw’atabanga na kya kuwaayo, yapakasanga ewa kitaawe w’omuwala okumala ebbanga lye baalagaananga.
  2. 29:23 Abakazi abafumbo beebikkiriranga, nga n’amaaso tegalabika.

New International Version - UK

Genesis 29

Jacob arrives in Paddan Aram

1Then Jacob continued on his journey and came to the land of the eastern peoples. There he saw a well in the open country, with three flocks of sheep lying near it because the flocks were watered from that well. The stone over the mouth of the well was large. When all the flocks were gathered there, the shepherds would roll the stone away from the well’s mouth and water the sheep. Then they would return the stone to its place over the mouth of the well.

Jacob asked the shepherds, ‘My brothers, where are you from?’

‘We’re from Harran,’ they replied.

He said to them, ‘Do you know Laban, Nahor’s grandson?’

‘Yes, we know him,’ they answered.

Then Jacob asked them, ‘Is he well?’

‘Yes, he is,’ they said, ‘and here comes his daughter Rachel with the sheep.’

‘Look,’ he said, ‘the sun is still high; it is not time for the flocks to be gathered. Water the sheep and take them back to pasture.’

‘We can’t,’ they replied, ‘until all the flocks are gathered and the stone has been rolled away from the mouth of the well. Then we will water the sheep.’

While he was still talking with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep, for she was a shepherd. 10 When Jacob saw Rachel daughter of his uncle Laban, and Laban’s sheep, he went over and rolled the stone away from the mouth of the well and watered his uncle’s sheep. 11 Then Jacob kissed Rachel and began to weep aloud. 12 He had told Rachel that he was a relative of her father and a son of Rebekah. So she ran and told her father.

13 As soon as Laban heard the news about Jacob, his sister’s son, he hurried to meet him. He embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his home, and there Jacob told him all these things. 14 Then Laban said to him, ‘You are my own flesh and blood.’

Jacob marries Leah and Rachel

After Jacob had stayed with him for a whole month, 15 Laban said to him, ‘Just because you are a relative of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages should be.’

16 Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the elder one was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17 Leah had weak[a] eyes, but Rachel had a lovely figure and was beautiful. 18 Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, ‘I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel.’

19 Laban said, ‘It’s better that I give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me.’ 20 So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.

21 Then Jacob said to Laban, ‘Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to make love to her.’

22 So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast. 23 But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob, and Jacob made love to her. 24 And Laban gave his servant Zilpah to his daughter as her attendant.

25 When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, ‘What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn’t I? Why have you deceived me?’

26 Laban replied, ‘It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the elder one. 27 Finish this daughter’s bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.’

28 And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife. 29 Laban gave his servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her attendant. 30 Jacob made love to Rachel also, and his love for Rachel was greater than his love for Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years.

Jacob’s children

31 When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her to conceive, but Rachel remained childless. 32 Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben,[b] for she said, ‘It is because the Lord has seen my misery. Surely my husband will love me now.’

33 She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, ‘Because the Lord heard that I am not loved, he gave me this one too.’ So she named him Simeon.[c]

34 Again she conceived, and when she gave birth to a son she said, ‘Now at last my husband will become attached to me, because I have borne him three sons.’ So he was named Levi.[d]

35 She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, ‘This time I will praise the Lord.’ So she named him Judah.[e] Then she stopped having children.

Notas al pie

  1. Genesis 29:17 Or delicate
  2. Genesis 29:32 Reuben sounds like the Hebrew for he has seen my misery; the name means see, a son.
  3. Genesis 29:33 Simeon probably means one who hears.
  4. Genesis 29:34 Levi sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for attached.
  5. Genesis 29:35 Judah sounds like and may be derived from the Hebrew for praise.