New Amharic Standard Version

ዘፍጥረት 33:1-20

የያዕቆብና የዔሳው መገናኘት

1ያዕቆብ አሻግሮ ተመለከተ፤ እነሆ ዔሳው አራት መቶ ሰዎች አስከትሎ እየመጣ ነበር። ስለዚህ ልጆቹን ለልያ፣ ለራሔልና ለሁለቱ አገልጋዮች አከፋፈላቸው። 2ከዚያም ሁለቱን አገልጋዮች ከነልጆቻቸው አስቀደመ፤ ልያንና ልጆቿንም አስከተለ፤ ራሔልንና ዮሴፍን ግን ከሁሉ ኋላ እንዲሆኑ አደረገ። 3እርሱ ራሱም ቀድሞአቸው ሄደ፤ ወንድሙም ዘንድ እስኪደርስ ድረስ ሰባት ጊዜ ወደ መሬት ለጥ ብሎ እጅ ነሣ።

4ዔሳው ግን ሊገናኘው ወደ እርሱ ሮጦ ሄዶ ዐቀፈው፤ በዐንገቱም ላይ ተጠምጥሞ ሳመው፤ ሁለቱም ተላቀሱ። 5ከዚያም ዔሳው ቀና ብሎ ሲመለከት ሴቶቹንና ልጆቹን አየ፤ እርሱም፣ “እነዚህ አብረውህ ያሉት እነማን ናቸው?” ብሎ ጠየቀው።

ያዕቆብም መልሶ፣ “እነዚህማ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) በቸርነቱ ለእኔ ለአገልጋይህ የሰጠኝ ልጆች ናቸው” አለው።

6በዚህ ጊዜ ሁለቱ ሴት አገልጋዮችና ልጆቻቸው ቀርበው እጅ ነሡ፤ 7ከዚያም ልያና ልጆቿ መጥተው እጅ ነሡ፤ በመጨረሻም ዮሴፍና ራሔል መጡ፤ እነርሱም ቀርበው እጅ ነሡ።

8ዔሳውም፣ “ወደ እኔ ተነድቶ የመጣው ይህ ሁሉ መንጋ ምንድን ነው?” አለው።

እርሱም፣ “ጌታዬ ሆይ፤ በአንተ ዘንድ ሞገስ ባገኝ ብዬ ነው” አለው።

9ዔሳው ግን፣ “ወንድሜ ሆይ፤ እኔ በቂ አለኝ፤ የራስህን ለራስህ አድርገው አለው።

10ያዕቆብም፣ “የለም፣ እንዲህ አይደለም፤ በአንተ ዘንድ ሞገስ አግኝቼ እንደሆነ፣ እጅ መንሻዬን ተቀበል፤ በመልካም ሁኔታ ተቀብለኸኝ ፊትህን ማየት መቻሌ ራሱ፣ የእግዚአብሔርን (ኤሎሂም) ፊት የማየት ያህል እቈጥረዋለሁ። 11እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) በቸርነቱ አሟልቶ ስለ ሰጠኝ የሚያስፈልገኝ ሁሉ አለኝና ያቀረብኹልህን እጅ መንሻ እባክህ ተቀበለኝ” አለው። ያዕቆብ አጥብቆ ስለ ለመነው፣ ዔሳው እጅ መንሻውን ተቀበለ።

12ዔሳውም “በል ተነሥና ጒዟችንን እንቀጥል፤ እኔም እሄዳለሁ” አለው።

13ያዕቆብ ግን እንዲህ አለው፤ “ጌታዬ፣ እንደምታየው ልጆቹ ይህን ያህል የጠኑ አይደሉም፣ ለሚያጠቡት በጎችና ጥገቶች እንክብካቤ ማድረግ አለብኝ፤ እንስሳቱ ለአንዲት ቀን እንኳ በጥድፊያ ቢነዱ በሙሉ ያልቃሉ። 14ስለዚህ ጌታዬ፣ አንተ ቀድመኸኝ ሂድ፤ እኔም በምነዳቸው እንስሳትና በልጆቹ ጒዞ ዐቅም ልክ እያዘገምሁ ሴይር ላይ እንገናኛለን።”

15ዔሳው፣ “እንግዲያስ ከሰዎቼ ጥቂቶቹን ልተውልህ” አለው።

ያዕቆብ ግን፣ “ለምን ብለህ? በአንተ ዘንድ ሞገስ ማግኘቴ ብቻ ይበቃኛል” አለው።

16ስለዚህ ዔሳው በዚሁ ዕለት ወደ ሴይር ለመመለስ ተነሣ። 17ያዕቆብ ግን ወደ ሱኮት33፥17 ሱኮት ማለት መጠለያዎች ማለት ነው። ሄደ፤ እዚያም ለራሱ መጠለያ፣ ለከብቶቹም በረት ሠራ፤ ከዚህም የተነሣ የቦታው ስም ሱኮት ተባለ።

18ያዕቆብ ከሰሜን ምዕራብ መስጴጦምያ ከተመለሰ በኋላ፣ በከነዓን ወዳለችው ወደ ሴኬም በደኅና ደረሰ፤33፥18 ወይም ሳሌም ደረሰ በከተማዪቱም ፊት ለፊት ሰፈረ። 19ድንኳኑን የተከለበትንም ቦታ ከኤሞር ልጆች በመቶ ጥሬ ብር ገዛ፤ ኤሞርም የሴኬም አባት ነበር። 20በዚያም መሠዊያ አቁሞ፣ ኤል ኤሎሄ እስራኤል33፥20 ኤል ኤሎሄ እስራኤል ማለት የእስራኤል አምላክ እግዚአብሔር ወይም የእስራኤል አምላክ ኀያል ነው ማለት ነው። ብሎ ጠራው።

King James Version

Genesis 33:1-20

1And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids. 2And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost. 3And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother. 4And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.

5And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant.33.5 with…: Heb. to thee 6Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves. 7And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves. 8And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.33.8 What…: Heb. What is all this band to thee? 9And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself.33.9 keep…: Heb. be that to thee that is thine 10And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me. 11Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.33.11 enough: Heb. all things 12And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee. 13And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die. 14Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir.33.14 according…: Heb. according to the foot of the work, etc., and according to the foot of the children 15And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are with me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.33.15 leave: Heb. set, or, place33.15 What…: Heb. Wherefore is this?

16¶ So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir. 17And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.33.17 Succoth: that is, Booths

18¶ And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-aram; and pitched his tent before the city.33.18 Shechem: Gr. Sychem 19And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for an hundred pieces of money.33.19 Hamor: Gr. Emmor33.19 pieces…: or, lambs 20And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-Israel.33.20 El-elohe-Israel: that is God the God of Israel