New International Reader's Version

Genesis 21:1-34

Isaac Is Born

1The Lord was gracious to Sarah, just as he had said he would be. The Lord did for Sarah what he had promised to do. 2Sarah became pregnant. She had a son by Abraham when he was old. The child was born at the exact time God had promised. 3Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah had by him. 4When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him. He did it exactly as God had commanded him. 5Abraham was 100 years old when his son Isaac was born to him.

6Sarah said, “God has given laughter to me. Everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” 7She also said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would breast-feed children? But I’ve had a son by him when he is old.”

Abraham Sends Hagar and Ishmael Away

8Isaac grew. The time came for his mother to stop breast-feeding him. On that day Abraham prepared a big celebration. 9But Sarah saw Ishmael making fun of Isaac. Ishmael was the son Hagar had by Abraham. Hagar was Sarah’s Egyptian slave. 10Sarah said to Abraham, “Get rid of that slave woman! Get rid of her son! That woman’s son will never have a share of the family’s property. All of it belongs to my son Isaac.”

11What Sarah said upset Abraham very much. After all, Ishmael was his son. 12But God said to Abraham, “Do not be so upset about the boy and your slave Hagar. Listen to what Sarah tells you, because your family line will continue through Isaac. 13I will also make the son of your slave into a nation. I will do it because he is your child.”

14Early the next morning Abraham got some food and a bottle of water. The bottle was made out of animal skin. He gave the food and water to Hagar, placing them on her shoulders. Then he sent her away with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the Desert of Beersheba.

15When the water in the bottle was gone, she put the boy under a bush. 16Then she sat down about as far away as a person can shoot an arrow. She thought, “I can’t stand to watch the boy die.” As she sat there, she began to sob.

17God heard the boy crying. Then the angel of God called out to Hagar from heaven. He said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid. God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. 18Lift up the boy and take him by the hand. I will make him into a great nation.”

19Then God opened Hagar’s eyes, and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the bottle with water and gave the boy a drink.

20God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and learned to shoot a bow and arrow. 21While he was living in the Desert of Paran, his mother got a wife for him from Egypt.

The Agreement at Beersheba

22At that time Abimelek and his army commander, Phicol, spoke to Abraham. They said to Abraham, “God is with you in everything you do. 23Now make a promise to me here while God is watching. Give me your word that you will treat me fairly. Promise that you will treat my children and their children the same way. I’ve been kind to you. Now you be kind to me and the country where you are living as an outsider.”

24Abraham said, “I give you my word that I’ll do it.”

25Then Abraham complained to Abimelek that his servants had taken over a well of water. 26But Abimelek said, “I don’t know who has done this. You didn’t tell me. And today is the first time I heard about it.”

27So Abraham gave Abimelek sheep and cattle. The two men came to an agreement. 28Then Abraham picked out seven female lambs from his flock. 29Abimelek asked Abraham, “What’s the meaning of these seven female lambs? Why have you picked them out and set them apart?”

30Abraham replied, “Accept the seven lambs from me. They will be a witness that I dug this well.”

31So that place was named Beersheba. That’s because there the two men came to an agreement.

32After the agreement had been made at Beersheba, Abimelek went back to the land of the Philistines. His army commander, Phicol, went with him. 33Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba. There he called on the name of the Lord, the God who lives forever. 34Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Kĩambĩrĩria 21:1-34

Gũciarwo kwa Isaaka

1Nake Jehova agĩtuga Sara o ta ũrĩa oigĩte, na Jehova akĩhingĩria Sara kĩrĩkanĩro kĩrĩa aamwĩrĩire. 221:2 Agal 4:22; Ahib 11:11Sara akĩgĩa nda, na agĩciarĩra Iburahĩmu kaana ga kahĩĩ ũkũrũ-inĩ wake, o ihinda rĩrĩa Jehova aamwĩrĩte. 321:3 Kĩam 17:19; Josh 24:3Iburahĩmu agĩtua kaana kau ga kahĩĩ aaciarĩirwo nĩ Sara, Isaaka. 421:4 Kĩam 17:10, 12; Atũm 7:8Na rĩrĩa mũriũ ũcio wake Isaaka akinyirie thikũ inyanya-rĩ, Iburahĩmu akĩmũruithia, o ta ũrĩa Ngai aamwathĩte. 5Iburahĩmu aarĩ na mĩaka igana rĩmwe rĩrĩa mũriũ wake Isaaka aaciarirwo.

621:6 Kĩam 17:17; Ayub 8:12Sara akiuga atĩrĩ, “Ngai nĩatũmĩte theke, na mũndũ o wothe ũrĩiguaga ũhoro ũcio nĩarĩthekaga hamwe na niĩ.” 7Agĩcooka akiuga atĩrĩ, “Nũũ ũngĩerire Iburahĩmu atĩ Sara nĩakongithia ciana? No rĩrĩ, nĩndĩmũciarĩire kaana ga kahĩĩ ũkũrũ-inĩ wake.”

Hagari na Ishumaeli Kũingatwo

8Nako kaana kau gagĩkũra na gagĩtigithio kuonga; naguo mũthenya ũrĩa Isaaka aatigithirio kuonga-rĩ, Iburahĩmu akĩrugithia iruga inene. 9No Sara akĩona atĩ mũriũ wa Hagari ũrĩa Mũmisiri aaciarĩire Iburahĩmu aarĩ na kĩnyũrũri. 1021:10 Agal 4:30; Kĩam 25:6Nake akĩĩra Iburahĩmu atĩrĩ, “Ingata ngombo ĩno ya mũndũ-wa-nja hamwe na mũriũ, tondũ mũriũ ũcio wa ngombo ĩyo ya mũndũ-wa-nja ndakagayana igai na mũriũ wakwa Isaaka.”

1121:11 Kĩam 17:18Naguo ũhoro ũcio ũgĩthĩĩnia Iburahĩmu mũno tondũ wakoniĩ mũriũ. 1221:12 Arom 9:7; Ahib 11:18No Ngai akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Tiga gũthĩĩnĩka mũno nĩ ũndũ wa kĩmwana kĩu, na ndungata ĩyo yaku ya mũndũ-wa-nja. Thikĩrĩria ũrĩa wothe Sara egũkwĩra, tondũ rũciaro rũrĩa rũgeetanio nawe rũkoima harĩ Isaaka. 13O na ningĩ nĩngatũma mũriũ wa ndungata ĩyo ya mũndũ-wa-nja atuĩke rũrĩrĩ rũnene, tondũ nĩ rũciaro rwaku.”

14Mũthenya ũyũ ũngĩ rũciinĩ tene Iburahĩmu akĩoya irio na mondo ya rũũa ĩrĩ na maaĩ, na agĩcinengera Hagari. Akĩmũigĩrĩra ciande-inĩ ciake, agĩcooka akĩmumagaria hamwe na kĩmwana kĩu. Nake Hagari agĩĩthiĩra, na agĩturĩrwo nĩ njĩra arĩ kũu werũ-inĩ wa Birishiba.

15Na rĩrĩa maaĩ marĩa maarĩ rũũa-inĩ maathirire-rĩ, Hagari akĩiga kĩmwana kĩu rungu rwa kĩhinga kĩmwe. 16Nake agĩthiiathiia, agĩikara thĩ handũ hataarĩ haraihu, ta ha rĩikia rĩa mũguĩ, tondũ eeciiririe atĩrĩ, “Ndingĩĩrorera kĩmwana gĩakwa gĩgĩkua.” Na aikarĩte hau hakuhĩ, akĩambĩrĩria kũgirĩka.

1721:17 Thaam 3:7; Gũcook 26:7Nake Ngai akĩigua kĩmwana kĩu gĩkĩrĩra, nake mũraika wa Ngai agĩĩta Hagari arĩ kũu igũrũ akĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Nĩ kĩĩ kĩragũthĩĩnia Hagari? Tiga gwĩtigĩra; Ngai nĩaiguĩte kĩrĩro gĩa kĩmwana kĩu kĩrĩ o hau kĩrĩ. 18Tiira kĩmwana kĩu na igũrũ, na ũkĩnyiitĩrĩre na guoko, nĩgũkorwo nĩngagĩtua rũrĩrĩ rũnene.”

19Hĩndĩ ĩyo Ngai akĩmũhingũra maitho, nake akĩona gĩthima kĩa maaĩ. Agĩthiĩ ho, akĩiyũria rũũa maaĩ, na akĩhe kĩmwana kĩu kĩnyue.

2021:20 Kĩam 28:15; Luk 1:66Ngai nĩakorirwo hamwe na kĩmwana kĩu o ũrĩa gĩakũraga. Gĩatũũrire werũ-inĩ, na gĩgĩtuĩka mũrathi na ũta. 2121:21 Kĩam 14:6; Kĩam 24:4, 38Hĩndĩ ĩyo aatũũraga Werũ-inĩ wa Parani-rĩ, nyina akĩmwethera mũtumia kuuma Misiri.

Kĩrĩkanĩro kĩa Iburahĩmu na Abimeleku

2221:22 Kĩam 20:2; Isa 3:9Ihinda-inĩ-rĩu Abimeleku na Fikolu mũnene wa mbũtũ ciake cia ita makĩĩra Iburahĩmu atĩrĩ, “Ngai arĩ hamwe nawe maũndũ-inĩ mothe marĩa wĩkaga. 2321:23 Josh 2:12; Isa 24:21Rĩu-rĩ, wĩhĩte ũrĩ mbere ya Ngai atĩ ndũkanjuukanĩrĩra, kana ũcuukanĩre ciana ciakwa, o na kana njiaro ciakwa. Nyonagia ũtugi niĩ na bũrũri ũyũ we ũtũũraga ũrĩ mũgeni o ta ũrĩa niĩ nguonetie ũtugi.”

24Iburahĩmu agĩcookia atĩrĩ, “Nĩndehĩta.”

2521:25 Kĩam 26:15, 18, 20-22Ningĩ Iburahĩmu agĩtetia Abimeleku nĩ ũndũ wa gĩthima kĩa maaĩ kĩrĩa ndungata cia Abimeleku ciamũtunyĩte. 26No Abimeleku akiuga atĩrĩ, “Ndiũĩ nũũ wĩkĩte ũndũ ũcio. Wee ndwanjĩĩrire, na ndaigua ũhoro ũcio ũmũthĩ.”

2721:27 Kĩam 26:28, 31Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Iburahĩmu akĩrehe ngʼondu na ngʼombe akĩhe Abimeleku, nao andũ acio eerĩ makĩgĩa na kĩrĩkanĩro. 28Iburahĩmu akĩamũra mĩatĩ mũgwanja kuuma rũũru-inĩ rwake. 29Nake Abimeleku akĩũria Iburahĩmu atĩrĩ, “Mĩatĩ ĩno mũgwanja-rĩ, wamĩamũra kuuma rũũru-inĩ nĩkĩ?”

3021:30 Kĩam 31:44, 47, 48, 50, 52Iburahĩmu akĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, “Ĩtĩkĩra kuoya mĩatĩ ĩno mũgwanja kuuma kũrĩ niĩ, ĩtuĩke ũira atĩ nĩ niĩ ndenjire gĩthima gĩkĩ.”

31Tondũ ũcio handũ hau hagĩĩtwo Birishiba tondũ hau nĩ ho andũ acio eerĩ mehĩtĩire mwĩhĩtwa.

32Thuutha wa kũrĩkanĩra kĩrĩĩko kĩu kũu Birishiba, Abimeleku na Fikolu mũnene wa mbũtũ ciake cia ita, magĩcooka bũrũri wa Afilisti. 33Nake Iburahĩmu akĩhaanda mũtĩ wa mũbinde kũu Birishiba, na agĩkaĩra rĩĩtwa rĩa Jehova, o we Mũrungu Ũrĩa-Ũtũũraga-Tene-na-Tene, arĩ handũ hau. 34Nake Iburahĩmu agĩikara bũrũri-inĩ ũcio wa Afilisti ihinda iraaya ma.