New Amharic Standard Version

ዘፍጥረት 26:1-35

ይስሐቅና አቢሜሌክ

26፥1-11 ተጓ ምብ – ዘፍ 12፥10-20፤ 20፥1-18

1ቀድሞ በአብርሃም ዘመን ከደረሰው ራብ ሌላ፣ በአገሩ ላይ ራብ ሆነ። ይስሐቅም የፍልስጥኤም ንጉሥ አቢሜሌክ ወደሚኖርበት ወደ ጌራራ ሄደ። 2በዚያም እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ለይስሐቅ ተገልጦ እንዲህ አለው፤ “እኔ በምነግርህ ምድር ተቀመጥ እንጂ፣ ወደ ግብፅ አትውረድ፤ 3ለጥቂት ጊዜ እዚሁ አገር ተቀመጥ፤ እኔም ካንተ ጋር እሆናለሁ፤ እባርክሃለሁም፤ ይህን ምድር በሙሉ ለአንተና ለዘርህ በመስጠት ለአባትህ ለአብርሃም በመሐላ የገባሁለትን ቃል አጸናለሁ። 4ዘርህን እንደ ሰማይ ከዋክብት አበዛለሁ፤ ይህን ምድር በሙሉ ለዘርህ እሰጣለሁ፤ የምድር ሕዝቦችም ሁሉ በዘርህ አማካይነት ይባረካሉ፤ 5ይኸውም አብርሃም ቃሌን ሰምቶ፣ ድንጋጌዬን፣ ትእዛዜን፣ ሥርዐቴንና ሕጌን በመጠበቁ ነው።” 6ስለዚህ ይስሐቅ በጌራራ ተቀመጠ።

7የዚያም አገር ሰዎች ስለ ሚስቱ በጠየቁት ጊዜ፣ “እኅቴ ናት” አለ፤ ምክንያቱም፣ “ሚስቴ ናት ብል ርብቃ ቈንጆ ስለሆነች፣ ያገሬው ሰዎች በእርሷ ምክንያት ይገድሉኛል” በማለት ፈርቶ ነበር።

8ይስሐቅ ብዙ ጊዜ በዚያ ከኖረ በኋላ፣ የፍልስጥኤም ንጉሥ አቢሜሌክ አንድ ቀን ወደ ውጭ ሲመለከት፣ ይስሐቅ ሚስቱን ርብቃን ሲዳራት አየ። 9አቢሜሌክም ይስሐቅን ጠርቶ፣ “እርሷ ሚስትህ ሆና ሳለች፣ እንዴት እኅቴ ናት ትላለህ?” አለው።

ይስሐቅም፣ “በእርሷ ሰበብ፣ ሕይወቴን እንዳላጣ ብዬ ነው” አለው። 10አቢሜሌክም መልሶ፣ “እንዲህ ያለ ነገር ያደረግህብን ለምንድን ነው? ከሰዎቻችን አንዱ ሚስትህን ቢደፍራት ኖሮ በእኛ ላይ በደል አስከትለህብን ነበር እኮ!” አለው።

11አቢሜሌክም፣ “ይህን ሰው ወይም ሚስቱን የነካ በሞት ይቀጣል” የሚል ትእዛዝ ለሕዝቡ ሁሉ አወጣ።

12ይስሐቅም በዚያች ምድር ዘር ዘራ፣ እግዚአብሔርም (ያህዌ) ባረከለትና በዚያኑ ዓመት መቶ ዕጥፍ አመረተ። 13ሰውየውም እጅግ ባለጠጋ እስኪሆን ድረስ ሀብት በሀብት ላይ እየተጨመረለት ሄደ። 14ብዙ የበግና የፍየል መንጋ፣ ብዙ ከብት፣ ብዙ አገልጋዮችም ስለ ነበሩት፣ ፍልስጥኤማውያን ተመቀኙት። 15ከዚህ የተነሣ ፍልስጥኤማውያን፣ አባቱ አብርሃም በሕይወት በነበረበት ጊዜ፣ የአብርሃም አገልጋዮች የቈፈሩአቸውን የውሃ ጒድጓዶች በሙሉ ዐፈር ሞልተው ደፈኑዋቸው።

16አቢሜሌክም ይስሐቅን፣ “ከእኛ ይልቅ ኀያል ሆነሃልና አገራችንን ልቀቅልን” አለው።

17ይስሐቅም ያን ቦታ ትቶ ሄደ፤ በጌራራ ሸለቆም ተቀመጠ። 18ይስሐቅም በአባቱ በአብርሃም ጊዜ ተቈፍረው የነበሩትን፣ አባቱ ከሞተ በኋላ ፍልስጥኤማውያን የደፈኑአቸውን የውሃ ጒድጓዶች እንደ ገና እንዲከፈቱ አደረገ፤ አባቱ ቀድሞ ባወጣላቸው ስምም መልሶ ጠራቸው።

19የይስሐቅ አገልጋዮች በሸለቆው ውስጥ ሲቈፍሩ፣ ከጒድጓዱ የሚፈልቅ ውሃ አገኙ።

20የጌራራ እረኞች ግን፣ “ውሃው የእኛ ነው” በማለት ከይስሐቅ እረኞች ጋር ጠብ አነሡ፤ ከዚህ የተነሣ ይስሐቅ ያን የውሃ ጒድጓድ ኤሴቅ26፥20 ኤሴቅ ማለት ክርክር ማለት ነው ብሎ ጠራው፤ በጒድጓዱ ምክንያት ተጣልተውታልና። 21አሁንም እንደ ገና ሌላ የውሃ ጒድጓድ ቈፈሩ፤ አሁንም ሌላ ግጭት ተፈጠረ፤ ስለዚህ የውሃ ጒድጓዱን ስጥና26፥21 ስጥና ማለት ተቃውሞ ማለት ነው ብሎ ጠራው። 22ይስሐቅም ያን ቦታ ትቶ ሌላ ስፍራ ላይ የውሃ ጒድጓድ አስቈፈረ፤ በዚህ ጊዜ ግን አንድም ሰው ጠብ አላነሣበትም፤ ስለዚህ ያን የውሃ ጒድጓድ፣ “አሁን እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ሰፊ ቦታ ሰጥቶናል፤ እኛም በምድር ላይ እንበዛለን” ሲል ርኆቦት26፥22 ርኆቦት ማለት ክፍል (የቤት) ማለት ነው ብሎ ጠራው።

23ከዚያም ይስሐቅ ወደ ቤርሳቤህ ወጣ። 24በዚያም ሌሊት እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ተገለጠለትና፣ “እኔ የአባትህ የአብርሃም አምላክ (ኤሎሂም) ነኝ፤ ከአንተ ጋር ነኝና አትፍራ፤ እባርክሃለሁ፤ ስለ አገልጋዬም ስለ አብርሃም ስል ዘርህን አበዛለሁ” አለው።

25ይስሐቅም በዚያ ስፍራ መሠዊያ ሠርቶ፣ የእግዚአብሔርን (ያህዌ) ስም ጠራ፤ ድንኳንም ተከለ፤ አገልጋዮቹም በዚያ የውሃ ጒድጓድ ቈፈሩ።

26አቢሜሌክም ከአማካሪው ከአዘኮትና ከሰራዊቱ አዛዥ ከፊኮል ጋር ከጌራራ ተነሥቶ ይስሐቅ ወዳለበት ስፍራ መጣ። 27ይስሐቅም፣ “ጠልታችሁኝ ካባረራችሁኝ በኋላ፣ አሁን ደግሞ ለምን መጣችሁ?” ብሎ ጠየቃቸው።

28እነርሱም እንዲህ አሉ፤ “እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ከአንተ ጋር መሆኑን በግልጽ ተረድተናል፤ ስለዚህም፣ ‘በመሐላ የጸና ውል በመካከላችን መኖር አለበት’ አልን፤ ይህም በእኛና በአንተ መካካል የሚጸናውል ነው፤ አሁንም ከአንተ ጋር ስምምነት እናድርግ፤ 29አንተን እንዳልጐዳንህ፣ ነገር ግን በጎነትን እንዳሳየንህና በሰላም እንደ ሸኘንህ ሁሉ፣ አንተም ክፉ እንዳታደርግብን በመካከላችን ውል ይደረግ፤ አንተን እንደሆን መቼም እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ባርኮሃል።” 30ይስሐቅም ድግስ ደግሶ፣ አበላቸው፤ አጠጣቸው። 31በማግስቱም በማለዳ ተነሥተው፣ በመካከላቸው መሐላ ፈጸሙ። ይስሐቅም አሰናበታቸው፤ እነርሱም በሰላም ሄዱ።

32በዚያኑ ዕለት፣ የይስሐቅ አገልጋዮች መጥተው ስለ ቈፈሩት የውሃ ጒድጓድ ነገሩት፤ “ውሃ እኮ አገኘን!” አሉት። 33እርሱም የውሃውን ጒድጓድ ሳቤህ26፥33 ሳቤህ ማለት መሐላ ወይም ሰባት ማለት ሊሆን ይችላል አለው፤ ከዚያም የተነሣ የከተማዪቱ ስም እስከ ዛሬ ድረስ ቤርሳቤህ ተብሎ ይጠራል።

34ዔሳው አርባ ዓመት በሆነው ጊዜ፣ የኬጢያዊውን የብኤሪን ልጅ ዮዲትን እንዲሁም የኬጢያዊውን የኤሎንን ልጅ ቤሴሞትን አገባ፤ 35በእነዚህም ሴቶች ምክንያት የይስሐቅና የርብቃ ልብ ያዝን ነበር።

King James Version

Genesis 26:1-35

1And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. 2And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: 3Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father; 4And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; 5Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

6¶ And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: 7And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon. 8And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife. 9And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her. 10And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. 11And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

12Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.26.12 received: Heb. found 13And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: 26.13 went…: Heb. went going 14For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.26.14 servants: or, husbandry 15For all the wells which his father’s servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth. 16And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we.

17¶ And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. 18And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them. 19And Isaac’s servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.26.19 springing: Heb. living 20And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac’s herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.26.20 Esek: that is, Contention 21And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah.26.21 Sitnah: that is, Hatred 22And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.26.22 Rehoboth: that is Room 23And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba. 24And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham’s sake. 25And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac’s servants digged a well.

26¶ Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army. 27And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you? 28And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee;26.28 We saw…: Heb. Seeing we saw 29That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the LORD.26.29 That…: Heb. If thou shalt 30And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink. 31And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace. 32And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac’s servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water. 33And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day.26.33 Shebah: That is, an oath26.33 Beer-sheba: that is, the well of the oath

34¶ And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: 35Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.26.35 a grief…: Heb. bitterness of spirit