New Amharic Standard Version

ዘፍጥረት 28:1-22

1ይስሐቅ ያዕቆብን አስጠርቶ ከመረቀው28፥1 ወይም ሰላምታ ከሰጠው በኋላ፣ እንዲህ ሲል አዘዘው፤

“ምንም ቢሆን ከነዓናዊት ሴት አታግባ። 2አሁኑኑ ተነሥተህ በሰሜን ምዕራብ መስጴጦምያ ወደሚኖረው፣ ወደ እናትህ አባት ወደ ባቱኤል ቤት ሂድ፤ እዚያም ከአጎትህ ከላባ ሴቶች ልጆች መካከል አንዲቷን አግባ። 3ሁሉን ማድረግ የሚችል አምላክ28፥3 በዕብራይስጥ ኤልሻዳይ ማለት ነው ይባርክህ፤ ብዙ ሕዝብ እስክትሆን ድረስ ልጆች አፍራ፤ ዘርህን ያብዛው። 4እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ለአብርሃም ሰጥቶ የነበረውን አንተም በስደት የምትኖርበትን ይህችን ምድር ርስት አድርጎ ያወርስህ ዘንድ፣ ለአብርሃም የሰጠውን በረከት ለአንተና ለዘርህ ይስጥ። 5ይስሐቅም ያዕቆብን በሰሜን ምዕራብ መስጴጦምያ ወደሚኖረው፣ የያዕቆብና የዔሳው እናት የርብቃ ወንድም ወደ ሆነው ወደ ሶርያዊው የባቱኤል ልጅ ወደ ላባ ላከው።

6ዔሳው፣ ይስሐቅ ያዕቆብን መርቆ ሚስት እንዲያገባ ወደ ሰሜን ምዕራብ መስጴጦምያ እንደ ላከውና በባረከውም ጊዜ ከነዓናዊት ሴት እንዳያገባ ትእዛዝ እንደ ሰጠው ሰማ። 7ያዕቆብ የአባት የእናቱን ፈቃድ ለመፈጸም፣ ወደ መስጴጦምያ መሄዱንም ተረዳ። 8በዚህም የከነዓናውያን ሴቶች በአባቱ በይስሐቅ ዘንድ የቱን ያህል የተጠሉ መሆናቸውን ተገነዘበ፤ 9ስለዚህም ወደ እስማኤል ሄደ፣ የአብርሃም ልጅ እስማኤል የወለዳትን፣ የነባዮትን እኅት ማዕሌትን በሚስቶቹ ላይ ተጨማሪ አድርጎ አገባ።

ያዕቆብ በቤቴል ያየው ሕልም

10ያዕቆብ ከቤርሳቤህ ተነሥቶ ወደ ካራን ሄደ። 11ወደ አንድ ስፍራ እንደ ደረሰም ፀሓይዋ ጠልቃ ስለ ነበር፣ ዐዳሩን በዚያ አደረገ፤ በአቅራቢያው ከነበሩትም ድንጋዮች አንዱን ተንተርሶ ተኛ። 12በሕልሙም፣ ጫፉ ሰማይ የሚደርስ መሰላል በምድር ላይ ቆሞ፣ በላዩም የእግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) መላእክት ሲወጡና ሲወርዱ አየ። 13እግዚአብሔርም (ያህዌ) ከጫፉ ላይ28፥13 ወይም በዚህ በአጠገቡ ቆሞ እንዲህ አለ፤ “የአባትህ የአብርሃም አምላክ (ኤሎሂም)፣ የይስሐቅ አምላክ (ኤሎሂም) እኔ እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ነኝ፤ የተኛህበትን ምድር ለአንተና ለዘርህ እሰጣለሁ። 14ዘርህ እንደ ምድር አሸዋ ይበዛል፤ በምዕራብና በምሥራቅ፣ በሰሜንና በደቡብ ትስፋፋለህ፤ የምድርም ሕዝቦች ሁሉ በአንተና በዘርህ አማካይነት ይባረካሉ። 15እኔ ከአንተ ጋር ነኝ፤ በምትሄድበት ስፍራ ሁሉ እጠብቅሃለሁ፤ ወደዚችም ምድር እመልስሃለሁ፤ የሰጠሁህን ተስፋ እስከምፈጽምልህ ድረስ አልተውህም።”

16ያዕቆብም ከእንቅልፉ ሲነቃ፣ “በእውነት እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) በዚህ ስፍራ አለ፤ እኔ ግን ይህን አላወቅሁም ነበር” አለ። 17እርሱም በፍርሀት፣ “ይህ ስፍራ እንዴት የሚያስፈራ ነው! ይህስ ሌላ ሳይሆን የእግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ቤት መሆን አለበት፤ የሰማይ ደጅ ነው” አለ።

18ያዕቆብም በማግስቱ ማልዶ ተነሣ፣ ተንተርሶት ያደረውን ድንጋይ አንሥቶ እንደ ሐውልት አቆመው፤ በዐናቱም ላይ የወይራ ዘይት አፈሰሰበት። 19ያንን ቦታ ቤቴል28፥19 ቤቴል ማለት የእግዚአብሔር ቤት ማለት ነው ብሎ ሰየመው፤ ቀደም ሲል ግን የከተማዪቱ ስም ሎዛ ነበር።

20ከዚያም ያዕቆብ እንዲህ ሲል ተሳለ፤ “እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ከእኔ ጋር ቢሆን በምሄድበትም መንገድ ቢጠብቀኝ፣ የምበላው ምግብ፣ የምለብሰውን ልብስ ቢሰጠኝ 21ወደ አባቴ ቤት በደኅና ቢመልሰኝ፣ እግዚአብሔር አምላኬ (ያህዌ ኤሎሂም) ይሆናል፤ 22ይህ ሐውልት አድርጌ ያቆምሁት ድንጋይ፣ የእግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ቤት ይሆናል፤ ከምትሰጠኝም ሀብት ሁሉ፣ ከዐሥር እጅ አንዱን ለአንተ እሰጣለሁ።”

King James Version

Genesis 28:1-22

1And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. 2Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother’s father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother’s brother. 3And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;28.3 a multitude…: Heb. an assembly of people 4And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.28.4 wherein…: Heb. of thy sojournings 5And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother.

6¶ When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan; 7And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; 8And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;28.8 pleased…: Heb. were evil in the eyes, etc 9Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.28.9 Mahalath: or, Bashemath

10¶ And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.28.10 Haran: Gr. Charran 11And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. 12And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. 13And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; 14And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.28.14 spread…: Heb. break forth 15And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

16¶ And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not. 17And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. 18And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. 19And he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.28.19 Beth-el: that is, The house of God 20And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, 21So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God: 22And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.