The Call of Abram
1The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
2“I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.12:2 Or be seen as blessed
3I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.”12:3 Or earth / will use your name in blessings (see 48:20)
4So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. 5He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.
6Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. 7The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring12:7 Or seed I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
8From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord.
9Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
Abram in Egypt
10Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe. 11As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are. 12When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will let you live. 13Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.”
14When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that Sarai was a very beautiful woman. 15And when Pharaoh’s officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace. 16He treated Abram well for her sake, and Abram acquired sheep and cattle, male and female donkeys, male and female servants, and camels.
17But the Lord inflicted serious diseases on Pharaoh and his household because of Abram’s wife Sarai. 18So Pharaoh summoned Abram. “What have you done to me?” he said. “Why didn’t you tell me she was your wife? 19Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my wife? Now then, here is your wife. Take her and go!” 20Then Pharaoh gave orders about Abram to his men, and they sent him on his way, with his wife and everything he had.
Okuyitibwa kwa Ibulaamu
112:1 Bik 7:3*; Beb 11:8Awo Mukama n’agamba Ibulaamu nti, “Vva mu nsi yannyo ne mu bantu bo ne mu nnyumba ya kitaawo ogende mu nsi gye ndikulaga.
212:2 a Lub 15:5; 17:2, 4; 18:18; 22:17; Ma 26:5 b Lub 24:1, 35“Nange ndikufuula eggwanga eddene,
era ndikuwa omukisa,
n’erinnya lyo ne ndifuula kkulu,
olyoke obeere mukisa.
312:3 a Lub 27:29; Kuv 23:22; Kbl 24:9 b Lub 18:18; 22:18; 26:4; Bik 3:25; Bag 3:8*Ndiwa omukisa abo abakusabira omukisa,
era buli alikukolimira nange namukolimiranga;
era mu ggwe amawanga gonna ag’omu nsi
mwe galiweerwa omukisa.”
412:4 Lub 11:31Bw’atyo Ibulaamu n’agenda nga Mukama bwe yamugamba, ne Lutti n’agenda wamu naye. Ibulaamu we yaviira mu Kalani yali aweza emyaka nsanvu mu etaano. 512:5 Lub 14:14; 17:23Ibulaamu n’atwala Salaayi mukazi we, ne Lutti mutabani wa muganda we ne byonna bye baalina bye baali bafunye, n’abantu baabwe be baafunira mu Kalani, ne basitula okugenda mu Kanani. Ne batuuka mu nsi ya Kanani.
612:6 a Beb 11:9 b Lub 35:4; Ma 11:30 c Lub 10:18Ibulaamu n’ayita mu nsi n’atuuka mu kifo ekiyitibwa Sekemu awali emivule gya Mole. Mu biro ebyo Abakanani be baali mu nsi omwo. 712:7 a Lub 17:1; 18:1; Kuv 6:3 b Lub 13:15, 17; 15:18; 17:8; Zab 105:9-11 c Lub 13:4Awo Mukama n’alabikira Ibulaamu n’agamba nti, “Ensi eno ndigiwa abo abaliva mu ggwe.” Awo Ibulaamu n’azimbira eyo Mukama ekyoto eyamulabikira.
812:8 Lub 13:3Bw’atyo n’alaga ku lusozi ku luuyi olw’ebuvanjuba obwa Beseri, n’asimba eweema ye nga Beseri ali ku luuyi olw’ebugwanjuba, ne Ayi ngali ku luuyi olw’ebuvanjuba, n’azimbira eyo Mukama ekyoto, n’akoowoola erinnya lya Mukama. 912:9 Lub 13:1, 3Ibulaamu ne yeeyongera okutambula ng’ayolekera Negevu12:9 Negevu kitegeeza ensi enkalu, era lwe lusenyi oludda mu bukiikaddyo obwa Yerusaalemi n’okudda mu ddungu..
Ibulaamu Agenda e Misiri
10Ne wagwa enjala mu nsi. Bw’atyo Ibulaamu n’aserengeta e Misiri12:10 Misiri teyakosebwa kyeya, kubanga baalina enzizi ezaafukiriranga ebirime byabwe. asengukireko eyo, kubanga enjala nnyingi eyali mu nsi. 11Bwe yali anaatera okuyingira mu Misiri, n’agamba Salaayi mukazi we nti, “Mmanyi ng’oli mukazi mulungi era mubalagavu, 12era Abamisiri bwe balikulabako baligamba nti, ‘Ono ye mukazi we,’ kale balinzita, naye ggwe ne bakuleka. 1312:13 Lub 20:2; 26:7Ogambanga nti, Oli mwannyinaze ndyoke mbeere bulungi ku lulwo, n’obulamu bwange buleme kubaako kabi, buwone ku lulwo.”
14Ibulaamu bwe yayingira mu Misiri, Abamisiri ne balaba Salaayi nga mukazi mulungi nnyo. 15N’abakungu ba Falaawo bwe baamulaba ne bamutendera Falaawo ne bamutwala mu lubiri lwa Falaawo. 16Ku lwa Salaayi, Falaawo n’ayisa bulungi Ibulaamu. Ibulaamu n’aweebwa endiga, n’ente, n’endogoyi, n’abaweereza abasajja, n’abaweereza abakazi, n’endogoyi enkazi, n’eŋŋamira.
1712:17 1By 16:21Naye Mukama n’aleetera Falaawo n’ennyumba ye endwadde enkambwe olwa Salaayi mukazi wa Ibulaamu. 1812:18 Lub 20:9; 26:10Awo Falaawo n’ayita Ibulaamu n’amugamba nti, “Kiki kino ky’onkoze? Lwaki tewantegeeza nti mukazi wo? 19Lwaki wagamba nti mwannyoko, ne mmutwala okuba mukazi wange? Kale kaakano mukazi wo wuuno mmutwale mugende.” 20Falaawo n’alagira basajja be ebikwata ku Ibulaamu, ne bamusindiikiriza n’ava mu nsi ne mukazi we ne byonna bye yalina.