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.
Hagari Na Ishmaeli
116:1 Mwa 11:29, 30; 24:61; 29:24-29; 31:33; 46:18; 21:14; 25:12; 30:2; Lk 1:7, 36; Gal 4:24-25Basi Sarai, mkewe Abramu, alikuwa hajamzalia watoto. Lakini alikuwa na mtumishi wa kike Mmisri jina lake Hagari, 216:2 Mwa 19:31-32; 30:3-10hivyo Sarai akamwambia Abramu, “Bwana amenizuilia kupata watoto. Nenda, ukakutane kimwili na mtumishi wangu wa kike, huenda nitaweza kupata watoto kupitia kwake.”
Abramu akakubaliana na lile Sarai alilosema. 316:3 Mwa 12:4-5Hivyo baada ya Abramu kuishi katika nchi ya Kanaani miaka kumi, Sarai akamchukua mtumishi wake wa kike wa Kimisri, Hagari na kumpa mumewe awe mke wake. 416:4 Mwa 30:1; 1Sam 1:6Akakutana kimwili na Hagari, naye akapata mimba.
Hagari alipojua kuwa ana mimba, alianza kumdharau Sarai. 516:5 Mwa 31:53; Kut 5:21; Amu 11:27; 1Sam 24:12-15; 26:10, 23; Za 50:6; 75:7Ndipo Sarai akamwambia Abramu, “Unawajibika na manyanyaso ninayoyapata. Nilimweka mtumishi wangu mikononi mwako, sasa kwa vile anajua kwamba ana mimba, ananidharau mimi. Bwana na aamue kati yako na mimi.”
616:6 Yos 9:25; Mwa 31:50Abramu akamwambia, “Mtumishi wako yuko mikononi mwako. Mtendee lolote unalofikiri ni bora zaidi.” Ndipo Sarai akamtesa Hagari, hivyo akamtoroka.
716:7 Mwa 21:17; 22:11-15; 24:7, 40; 25:18; 31:11; 48:16; Kut 3:2; 14:19; 15:22; 23:20-23; 32:34; 33:2; Amu 2:1; 6:11; 13:3; Za 34:7; 2Sam 24:16; 21:19; 1Fal 19:5; 2Fal 1:3; 19:35; Zek 1:11; Mdo 5:19; 1Sam 15:7Malaika wa Bwana akamkuta Hagari karibu na chemchemi huko jangwani; ilikuwa chemchemi ile iliyokuwa kando ya barabara iendayo Shuri. 816:8 Mwa 3:9Malaika akamwambia, “Hagari, mtumishi wa Sarai, umetokea wapi, na unakwenda wapi?”
Akamjibu, “Ninamkimbia bibi yangu Sarai.”
9Ndipo malaika wa Bwana akamwambia, “Rudi kwa bibi yako ukajishushe chini yake.” 1016:10 Mwa 13:16; 17:20Malaika akaendelea akasema, “Nitazidisha wazao wako, hivi kwamba watakuwa wengi mno wasiohesabika.”
1116:11 Mdo 5:19; Mwa 3:15; 12:2-3; 18:19; 17:19; 21:3; 37:25-28; 29:32; 31:42; Neh 9:7; Isa 44:1; Amo 3:2; Mt 1:21; Lk 1:13, 31; Amu 8:24; Kut 2:24; 3:7, 9; 4:31; Hes 20:16; Kum 26:7; 1Sam 9:16Pia malaika wa Bwana akamwambia:
“Wewe sasa una mimba
nawe utamzaa mwana.
Utamwita jina lake Ishmaeli,16:11 Ishmaeli maana yake Mungu husikia.
kwa sababu Bwana amesikia juu ya huzuni yako.
1216:12 Ay 6:5; 11:12; 24:5; 39:5; Hos 8:9; Za 104:11; Yer 2:24; Mwa 25:18Atakuwa punda-mwitu katikati ya wanadamu,
mkono wake utakuwa dhidi ya kila mtu
na mkono wa kila mtu dhidi yake,
naye ataishi kwa uhasama
na ndugu zake wote.”
1316:13 Za 139:1-12; Mwa 32:30; 33:10; Kut 24:10; 33:20-23; Hes 12:8; Amu 6:22; 13:22; Isa 6:5Hagari akampa Bwana aliyezungumza naye jina hili: “Wewe ndiwe Mungu unionaye mimi,” kwa maana alisema, “Sasa nimemwona yeye anayeniona mimi.” 1416:14 Mwa 24:62; 25:11; 14:7Ndiyo sababu kisima kile kikaitwa Beer-Lahai-Roi,16:14 Beer-Lahai-Roi maana yake Yeye Aliye Hai Anionaye Mimi. ambacho bado kipo huko hata leo kati ya Kadeshi na Beredi.
1516:15 Mwa 21:9; 17:18; 25:12; 28:9; Gal 4:22Hivyo Hagari akamzalia Abramu mwana, naye Abramu akamwita huyo mwana Hagari aliyemzalia, Ishmaeli. 1616:16 Mwa 12:4Abramu alikuwa na umri wa miaka themanini na sita wakati Hagari alipomzalia Ishmaeli.