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Genesis 16:1-16

Hagar and Ishmael

1Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; 2so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.”

Abram agreed to what Sarai said. 3So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian slave Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife. 4He slept with Hagar, and she conceived.

When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress. 5Then Sarai said to Abram, “You are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I put my slave in your arms, and now that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me. May the Lord judge between you and me.”

6“Your slave is in your hands,” Abram said. “Do with her whatever you think best.” Then Sarai mistreated Hagar; so she fled from her.

7The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. 8And he said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?”

“I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered.

9Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” 10The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.”

11The angel of the Lord also said to her:

“You are now pregnant

and you will give birth to a son.

You shall name him Ishmael,16:11 Ishmael means God hears.

for the Lord has heard of your misery.

12He will be a wild donkey of a man;

his hand will be against everyone

and everyone’s hand against him,

and he will live in hostility

toward16:12 Or live to the east / of all his brothers.”

13She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen16:13 Or seen the back of the One who sees me.” 14That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi16:14 Beer Lahai Roi means well of the Living One who sees me.; it is still there, between Kadesh and Bered.

15So Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne. 16Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Olubereberye 16:1-16

Ibulaamu ne Agali

116:1 a Lub 11:30; Bag 4:24-25 b Lub 21:9Salaayi mukyala wa Ibulaamu yali teyamuzaalira mwana; 216:2 Lub 30:3-4, 9-10Salaayi n’agamba Ibulaamu nti, “Laba Mukama tampadde mwana; weebake n’omuweereza wange, oboolyawo nnyinza okufuna abaana mu ye.”

Awo Ibulaamu n’awulira eddoboozi lya Salaayi.16:2 Obugumba kyatwalibwanga okuba ekibonerezo okuva eri Katonda. Era empisa mu biro ebyo yakkirizanga omukazi omugumba okulondera bba omuwala, bba gw’ayinza okuzaalako abaana. Abaana abo baabanga ba mukazi omugumba. 316:3 Lub 12:5Bw’atyo Ibulaamu bwe yali yaakamala emyaka kkumi mu nsi ya Kanani, Salaayi mukazi we n’addira Agali Omumisiri, omuweereza we n’amuwa Ibulaamu abeere mukazi we. 4Ibulaamu ne yeegatta ne Agali, Agali n’aba olubuto.

Agali bwe yalaba ng’ali lubuto, n’anyooma Salaayi, mugole we. 516:5 Lub 31:53Salaayi n’agamba Ibulaamu nti, “Ekibi ekinkoleddwako kibeere ku ggwe. Nakuwa omuweereza wange mu kifuba kyo naye bw’alabye ng’ali lubuto n’annyooma. Mukama atulamule nze naawe!” 6Naye Ibulaamu n’agamba Salaayi nti, “Laba, omuweereza wo ali mu buyinza bwo; mukole nga bw’oyagala.” Awo Salaayi natandika okubonyaabonya Agali; Agali n’adduka okuva w’ali.

Agali ne Isimayiri

716:7 a Lub 21:17; 22:11, 15; 31:11 b Lub 20:1Malayika wa Mukama n’amusanga ku nsulo y’amazzi mu ddungu, ensulo y’amazzi eri ku kkubo eriraga e Ssuuli. 8N’agamba nti, “Agali, omuweereza wa Salaayi, ovudde wa era ogenda wa?” N’amuddamu nti, “Nziruka mugole wange Salaayi.”

9Malayika wa Mukama n’amugamba nti, “Ddayo eri mugole wo omugondere.” 1016:10 Lub 13:16; 17:20Era Malayika wa Mukama n’amugamba nti, “Ezadde lyo ndiryaza waleme kubeerawo asobola kulibala.”

1116:11 Kuv 2:24; 3:7, 9Ate malayika wa Mukama n’amugamba nti,

“Laba, olina omwana mu nda yo,

aliba wabulenzi,

olimutuuma Isimayiri,

kubanga Mukama ategedde okubonaabona kwo.

1216:12 Lub 25:18Aliba ng’entulege,

anaalwananga na buli muntu

era na buli muntu anaalwananga naye,

era anaabanga mu bulabe

ne baganda be.”

1316:13 Lub 32:30Awo n’akoowoola erinnya lya Mukama eyayogera naye, n’agamba nti, “Oli Katonda alaba”, kubanga yagamba nti, “Ndabidde ddala Katonda ne nsigala nga ndi mulamu nga maze okumulaba.” 14Oluzzi kye lwava luyitibwa Beerirakayiro, luli wakati wa Kadesi ne Beredi.

1516:15 Bag 4:22Awo Agali n’azaalira Ibulaamu omwana owoobulenzi, Ibulaamu n’atuuma mutabani wa Agali gwe yamuzaalira, erinnya Isimayiri. 16Ibulaamu yali wa myaka kinaana mu mukaaga Agali bwe yamuzaalira Isimayiri.