New Amharic Standard Version

ዘፍጥረት 29:1-35

ያዕቆብ መስጴጦምያ ደረሰ

1ያዕቆብም ጒዞውን ቀጠለ፤ የምሥራቅም ሰዎች ወደሚኖሩበት ምድር ደረሰ። 2እዚያም በአንድ ሜዳ ላይ ሦስት የበግ መንጋዎች ተኝተው በነበሩበት አጠገብ የውሃ ጒድጓድ አየ። የበግ መንጋዎቹ የሚጠጡት ከዚሁ ጒድጓድ ሲሆን፣ የጒድጓዱም አፍ ትልቅ የድንጋይ መክደኛ ነበረው። 3መንጎቹ ሁሉ በጒድጓዱ አጠገብ በሚሰበሰቡበት ጊዜ፣ እረኞች ድንጋዩን ያንከባልሉና በጎቹን ውሃ ያጠጣሉ፤ ከዚያም ድንጋዩን በቦታው መልሰው የጒድጓዱን አፍ ይገጥሙታል።

4ያዕቆብም እረኞቹን፣ “ወንድሞቼ፤ ከየት ነው የመጣችሁት?” ብሎ ጠየቃቸው።

እነርሱም፣ “ከካራን ነን” አሉት።

5እርሱም፣ “የናኮርን የልጅ ልጅ ላባን ታውቁታላችሁ?” አላቸው።

እነርሱም፣ “አዎን እናውቀዋለን” አሉት።

6ያዕቆብም፣ “ለመሆኑ ደኅና ነው?” አላቸው።

እነርሱም፣ “አዎን ደኅና ነው፤ ልጁም ራሔል እነሆ፤ በጎች እየነዳች በመምጣት ላይ ነች” አሉት።

7ያዕቆብም፣ “እንደምታዩት ጊዜው ገና ነው፤ መንጎቹ የሚገቡበት ሰዓት አይደለም፤ ታዲያ፣ ለምን በጎቹን አጠጥታችሁ ወደ ግጦሽ አትመልሷቸውም?” አላቸው።

8እነርሱም፣ “መንጎቹ ሁሉ ተሰብስበው ድንጋዩ ከጒድጓዱ አፍ ካልተንከባለለ በስተቀር አንችልም፤ ከዚያም በጎቹን እናጠጣቸዋለን” አሉ።

9ያዕቆብ ከእረኞቹ ጋር በመነጋገር ላይ ሳለ፣ ራሔል፣ እረኛ ነበረችና የአባቷን በጎች እየነዳች መጣች። 10ያዕቆብ የእናቱን ወንድም የላባን ልጅ ራሔልን፣ እንዲሁም የአጎቱን የላባን በጎች ሲያይ፣ ወደ ጒድጓዱ ሄዶ ድንጋዩን ከጒድጓዱ አፍ አንከባለለ፤ የአጎቱንም በጎች አጠጣ። 11ከዚያም ያዕቆብ ራሔልን ሳማት፤ ድምፁንም ከፍ አድርጎ አለቀሰ። 12ያዕቆብም የአባቷ ዘመድና የርብቃ ልጅ መሆኑን ለራሔል ነገራት፤ እርሷም ሮጣ ሄዳ ይህንኑ ለአባቷ ነገረችው።

13ላባም የእኅቱ ልጅ ያዕቆብ መምጣቱን እንደ ሰማ፣ ሊቀበለው ፈጥኖ ወጣ። ዐቅፎ ከሳመውም በኋላ፣ ወደ ቤቱ ይዞት ሄደ። ያዕቆብም ሁኔታውን ሁሉ ለላባ ነገረው። 14ላባም ያዕቆብን፣ “አንተማ የዐጥንቴ ፍላጭ የሥጋዬ ቊራጭ ነህ” አለው።

ያዕቆብ ልያንና ራሔልን አገባ

ያዕቆብ አንድ ወር ሙሉ አብሮት ከተቀመጠ በኋላ፣ 15ላባ ያዕቆብን፣ “ዘመዴ በመሆንህ ብቻ በነጻ ልታገለግለን አይገባምና ደመወዝህ ምንድን ነው?” አለው።

16ላባ ሁለት ሴቶች ልጆች ነበሩት፤ የታላቂቱ ስም ልያ የታናሺቱ ራሔል ነበር። 17ልያ ዐይነ ልም29፥17 ወይም አደጋ የማይችል ዐይን ስትሆን ራሔል ግን ቁመናዋ ያማረ መልኳም የተዋበ ነበር። 18ያዕቆብም ራሔልን ስለ ወደዳት፣ “ታናሺቱ ልጅህን ራሔልን የምትድርልኝ ከሆነ ሰባት ዓመት አገለግላለሁ” አለው።

19ላባም መልሶ፣ “ለሌላ ሰው ከምድራት ላንተ ብድራት ይሻላል፤ እዚሁ አብረኸኝ ተቀመጥ” አለው። 20ያዕቆብም ራሔልን ለማግኘት ሲል ሰባት ዓመት አገለገለ፤ አጥብቆ ይወዳትም ስለ ነበረ፣ ሰባት ዓመት እንደ ጥቂት ቀን ሆኖ ታየው።

21ከዚያም ያዕቆብ ላባን፣ “እነሆ፤ የተባባልነው ጊዜ አብቅቶአል፤ ስለዚህ ሚስቴን አስረክበኝና የባልና የሚስት ወጋችንን እናድርስ” አለው።

22ስለዚህ ላባ የአካባቢውን ሰዎች በሙሉ ጠርቶ ሰርግ አበላ። 23ሲመሽ ግን ላባ ልጁን ልያን አምጥቶ ለያዕቆብ ሰጠው፤ ያዕቆብም አብሮአት ተኛ። 24ላባም ዘለፋ የተባለች አገልጋዩን ለልጁ ለልያ ደንገጡር እንድትሆን ሰጣት።

25ሲነጋም እነሆ፤ ልያ ሆና ተገኘች፤ ስለዚህም ያዕቆብ ላባን፣ “ምነው፣ እንዲህ ጒድ ሠራኸኝ? ያገለገልኹህ ለራሔል ብዬ አልነበረምን? ታዲያ ለምን ታታልለኛለህ?” አለው።

26ላባም እንዲህ አለው፤ “በአገራችን ታላቋ እያለች ታናሿን መዳር የተለመደ አይደለም፤ 27ይህን የጫጒላ ሳምንት ፈጽምና፣ ሌላ ሰባት ዓመት የምታገለግለን ከሆነ፣ ታናሺቱን ደግሞ እንሰጥሃለን።

28ያዕቆብም በነገሩ ተስማማ፤ ከልያ ጋር ተሞሽሮ ሰባት ቀን ከቈየ በኋላ፤ ላባ ልጁን ራሔልን ለያዕቆብ ዳረለት፤ 29ባላ የተባለች አገልጋዩንም ደንገጡር እንድትሆናት ለራሔል ሰጣት። 30ያዕቆብ ከራሔልም ጋር ተኛ፤ ራሔልን ከልያ አብልጦ ወደዳት፤ ከዚያም የተነሣ ሌላ ሰባት ዓመት ላባን አገለገለው።

31እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ልያ እንዳልተወደደች ባየ ጊዜ ማሕፀኗን ከፈተላት፤ ራሔል ግን መካን ነበረች። 32ልያ ፀነሰች፤ ወንድ ልጅም ወለደች፤ “እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) መከራዬን ስለ ተመለከተልኝ፣ ከእንግዲህ ባሌ ይወደኛል” ስትል ስሙን ሮቤል29፥32 ሮቤል የሚለው ቃል ሥቃዬን ተመልክቶ የሚል ትርጒም ካለው የዕብራይስጥ ቃል ጋር ተመሳሳይ ድምፅ አለው፤ የስሙ ትርጒም ግን ማየት፣ ልጅ ማለት ነው። አለችው።

33እንደ ገናም ፀንሳ ወለደች፤ እርሷም “እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) እንዳልተወደድኩ ሰምቶ ይህን ልጅ በድጋሚ ሰጠኝ” አለች። ከዚያም የተነሣ ስምዖን29፥33 ስምዖን ማለት የሚሰማ ማለት ሊሆን ይችላል። ብላ ጠራችው።

34አሁንም እንደ ገና ፀንሳ ወንድ ልጅ ወለደች፤ እርሷም፣ ሦስት ወንዶች ልጆች ስለ ወለድሁለት “ከእንግዲህ ባሌ ያቀርበኛል” አለች፤ ስለዚህ ሌዊ29፥34 ሌዊ የሚለው ቃል የተያያዘ የሚል ትርጒም ካለው የዕብራይስጥ ቃል የመጣ ሲሆን ከዚሁ ቃል ጋር አንድ ዐይነት ድምፅ አለው። ብላ ጠራችው።

35እንደ ገና ፀንሳ አሁንም ወንድ ልጅ ወለደች፤ እርሷም፣ “እንግዲህ እግዚአብሔርን (ያህዌ) አመሰግናለሁ” አለች፤ ስሙንም ይሁዳ29፥35 ይሁዳ የሚለው ቃል ውዳሴ የሚል ትርጒም ካለው የዕብራስጥ ቃል ጋር አንድ ዐይነት ድምፅ አለው። ብላ ጠራችው። ከዚያም በኋላ መውለድ አቆመች።

King James Version

Genesis 29:1-35

1Then Jacob went on his journey, and came into the land of the people of the east.29.1 went…: Heb. lift up his feet29.1 people: Heb. children 2And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well’s mouth. 3And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well’s mouth in his place. 4And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, whence be ye? And they said, Of Haran are we. 5And he said unto them, Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said, We know him. 6And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.29.6 Is he…: Heb. Is there peace to him? 7And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.29.7 it is…: Heb. yet the day is great 8And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well’s mouth; then we water the sheep.

9¶ And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep: for she kept them. 10And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother. 11And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept. 12And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father’s brother, and that he was Rebekah’s son: and she ran and told her father. 13And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister’s son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.29.13 tidings: Heb. hearing 14And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.29.14 the space…: Heb. a month of days

15¶ And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be? 16And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured. 18And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter. 19And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me. 20And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

21¶ And Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, that I may go in unto her. 22And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast. 23And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her. 24And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid. 25And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me? 26And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.29.26 country: Heb. place 27Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years. 28And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also. 29And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid. 30And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

31¶ And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren. 32And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.29.32 Reuben: that is, See a son 33And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the LORD hath heard that I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Simeon.29.33 Simeon: that is, Hearing 34And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.29.34 Levi: that is, Joined 35And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.29.35 Judah: that is, Praise29.35 left…: Heb. stood from bearing