The Covenant of Circumcision
1When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty17:1 Hebrew El-Shaddai; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. 2Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.”
3Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, 4“As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations. 5No longer will you be called Abram17:5 Abram means exalted father.; your name will be Abraham,17:5 Abraham probably means father of many. for I have made you a father of many nations. 6I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you. 7I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. 8The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God.”
9Then God said to Abraham, “As for you, you must keep my covenant, you and your descendants after you for the generations to come. 10This is my covenant with you and your descendants after you, the covenant you are to keep: Every male among you shall be circumcised. 11You are to undergo circumcision, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and you. 12For the generations to come every male among you who is eight days old must be circumcised, including those born in your household or bought with money from a foreigner—those who are not your offspring. 13Whether born in your household or bought with your money, they must be circumcised. My covenant in your flesh is to be an everlasting covenant. 14Any uncircumcised male, who has not been circumcised in the flesh, will be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant.”
15God also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. 16I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.”
17Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?” 18And Abraham said to God, “If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!”
19Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac.17:19 Isaac means he laughs. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him. 20And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation. 21But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next year.” 22When he had finished speaking with Abraham, God went up from him.
23On that very day Abraham took his son Ishmael and all those born in his household or bought with his money, every male in his household, and circumcised them, as God told him. 24Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised, 25and his son Ishmael was thirteen; 26Abraham and his son Ishmael were both circumcised on that very day. 27And every male in Abraham’s household, including those born in his household or bought from a foreigner, was circumcised with him.
117:1 a Lub 28:3; Kuv 6:3 b Ma 18:13Ibulaamu bwe yaweza emyaka kyenda mu mwenda, Mukama n’amulabikira, n’amugamba nti, “Ndi Katonda Ayinzabyonna, tambulira mu maaso gange obe nga toliiko kya kunenyezebwa. 217:2 Lub 15:18Ndikola endagaano yange naawe era ndikwaliza ddala nnyo.”
3Awo Ibulaamu n’avuunama; Katonda n’amugamba nti, 417:4 a Lub 15:18 b nny 16; Lub 12:2; 35:11; 48:19“Laba, ndikola naawe endagaano, era onoobeeranga kitaawe w’amawanga mangi. 517:5 a nny 15; Nek 9:7 b Bar 4:17*Erinnya lyo tokyayitibwa Ibulaamu, wabula onooyitibwanga Ibulayimu, kubanga nkufudde kitaawe w’amawanga mangi. 617:6 a Lub 35:11 b Mat 1:6Ndikwaza nnyo nnyini; era ndikufuula amawanga, ne bakabaka baliva mu ggwe. 717:7 a Kuv 29:45, 46 b Bar 9:8; Bag 3:16Era ndituukiriza endagaano yange naawe, n’ezzadde lyo mbeere Katonda wo era Katonda w’ezzadde lyo eririddawo. Endagaano eno teriggwaawo emirembe n’emirembe. 817:8 a Zab 105:9, 11 b Lub 23:4; 28:4; Kuv 6:4 c Lub 12:7Era ndikuwa ggwe n’ezzadde lyo eririddawo ensi mw’obadde omusenze, ensi yonna eya Kanani, okuba eyiyo emirembe gyonna; era ndiba Katonda waabwe.”
9Awo Katonda n’agamba Ibulayimu nti, “Ggwe ky’olina okukola kwe kukwata endagaano yange, ggwe n’ezzadde lyo eririddawo emirembe gyabwe gyonna. 1017:10 nny 23; Lub 21:4; Yk 7:22; Bik 7:8; Bar 4:11Eno y’endagaano yange naawe n’ezzadde lyo eririddawo, gy’onookuumanga: Buli musajja mu mmwe anaakomolebwanga. 1117:11 a Kuv 12:48; Ma 10:16 b Bar 4:11Munaakomolebwanga ekikuta eky’omubiri gwammwe, ekyo kibeere akabonero ak’endagaano yange naawe. 1217:12 Lv 12:3; Luk 2:21Buli mwana owoobulenzi anaawezanga ennaku omunaana ez’obukulu mu mmwe mu mirembe gyammwe gyonna anaakomolebwanga, 13oyo azaaliddwa mu nnyumba yo oba gw’oguze n’ensimbi zo okuva ku munnaggwanga anaakomolebwanga. Endagaano yange eteriggwaawo eneebanga mu mubiri gwo. 1417:14 Kuv 4:24-26Omwana owoobulenzi yenna atali mukomole, atakomolebbwa kikuta kya mubiri gwe, taabalibwenga mu bantu be, aba amenye endagaano yange.”
Ekisuubizo eri Salaayi
15Katonda n’agamba Ibulayimu nti, “Era Salaayi mukazi wo, tokyamuyita Salaayi, erinnya lye linaabanga Saala. 1617:16 a Lub 18:10 b Lub 35:11; Bag 4:31Ndimuwa omukisa, era ndikuwa omwana owoobulenzi mu ye. Ndimuwa omukisa, alibeera jjajja w’amawanga, bakabaka baamawanga baliva mu ye.”
1717:17 Lub 18:12; 21:6Awo Ibulayimu n’avuunama n’aseka, n’agamba munda ye nti, “Omwana alizaalirwa oyo eyaakamala emyaka ekikumi? Saala ow’emyaka ekyenda alizaala omwana?” 18Ibulayimu n’agamba Katonda nti, “Isimayiri abeerenga mulamu mu maaso go!”
1917:19 a Lub 18:14; 21:2 b Lub 26:3Katonda n’amugamba nti, “Nedda, naye Saala mukazi wo alikuzaalira omwana owoobulenzi, olimutuuma erinnya Isaaka. Ndinyweza endagaano yange naye okuba endagaano etaliggwaawo ku zadde lye eririddawo. 2017:20 a Lub 16:10 b Lub 25:12-16 c Lub 21:18Ku Isimayiri nkuwulidde: Laba, ndimuwa omukisa, alyeyongera, ndimwaliza ddala nnyo, aliba jjajja w’abalangira kkumi na babiri, era ndimufuula eggwanga ery’amaanyi. 2117:21 Lub 21:2Kyokka ndinyweza endagaano yange ne Isaaka, Saala gw’alikuzaalira mu kiseera nga kino omwaka ogujja.” 22Katonda bwe yamala okwogera naye, Ibulayimu n’ava we yali.
23Awo Ibulayimu n’atwala Isimayiri mutabani we n’abaddu bonna abaazaalirwa mu nnyumba ye n’abo abaagulibwa n’ensimbi ze, buli musajja yenna mu nnyumba ya Ibulayimu n’akomolwa buli omu ekikuta ky’omubiri gwe ku lunaku olwo lwennyini, nga Katonda bwe yamugamba. 2417:24 Bar 4:11Ibulayimu yali aweza emyaka kyenda mu mwenda bwe yakomolebwa ekikuta ky’omubiri gwe. 25Ne Isimayiri mutabani we yali wa myaka kkumi n’esatu bwe yakomolebwa ekikuta ky’omubiri gwe. 26Ku lunaku olwo lwennyini Ibulayimu ne mutabani we Isimayiri lwe baakomolebwa. 27N’abasajja bonna mu nnyumba y’abo abazaalirwamu n’abo abaagulibwa n’ensimbi ze okuva eri munnaggwanga, baakomolebwa wamu naye.