1Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
2Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”
3Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. 4On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. 5He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”
6Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, 7Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”
“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.
“The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
8Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.
9When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
12“Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”
13Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram22:13 Many manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint and Syriac; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text a ram behind him caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”
15The angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time 16and said, “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, 18and through your offspring22:18 Or seed all nations on earth will be blessed,22:18 Or and all nations on earth will use the name of your offspring in blessings (see 48:20) because you have obeyed me.”
19Then Abraham returned to his servants, and they set off together for Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in Beersheba.
20Some time later Abraham was told, “Milkah is also a mother; she has borne sons to your brother Nahor: 21Uz the firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel (the father of Aram), 22Kesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph and Bethuel.” 23Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. Milkah bore these eight sons to Abraham’s brother Nahor. 24His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also had sons: Tebah, Gaham, Tahash and Maakah.
Katonda Agezesa Ibulayimu
122:1 Ma 8:2, 16; Beb 11:17; Yak 1:12-13Awo oluvannyuma lw’ebyo, Katonda n’agezesa Ibulayimu, n’amuyita nti, “Ibulayimu!”
N’addamu nti, “Nze nzuuno.”
222:2 a nny 12, 16; Yk 3:16; Beb 11:17; 1Yk 4:9 b 2By 3:1Katonda n’amugamba nti, “Twala mutabani wo, mutabani wo omu yekka, Isaaka, gw’oyagala, ogende mu nsi Moliya ku lumu ku nsozi lwe ndikulaga omuweereyo eyo okuba ekiweebwayo ekyokebwa.”
3Ibulayimu n’agolokoka ku makya n’ateeka amatandiiko ku ndogoyi ye, n’atwala babiri ku baweereza be abasajja ne Isaaka mutabani we, n’ayasa enku ez’ekiweebwayo ekyokebwa, n’asituka n’agenda mu kifo Katonda kye yamugamba. 4Ku lunaku olwokusatu Ibulayimu n’ayimusa amaaso ge n’alengera ekifo. 5Awo Ibulayimu n’agamba balenzi be nti, “Musigale wano n’endogoyi, nze n’omulenzi tugende eri tusinze, tulyoke tukomewo.”
622:6 Yk 19:17Ibulayimu n’addira enku ez’ekiweebwayo ekyokebwa n’azitikka Isaaka mutabani we, ye n’akwata omuliro n’akambe, ne bagenda bombi. 722:7 Lv 1:10Isaaka n’agamba Ibulayimu nti, “Taata.”
Ibulayimu n’amuddamu nti, “Nzuuno mwana wange.”
Isaaka n’amubuuza nti, “Laba, omuliro n’enku biibino, naye omwana gw’endiga ogw’ekiweebwayo ekyokebwa guluwa?” 8Ibulayimu n’amuddamu nti, “Mwana wange, Katonda aneefunira omwana gw’endiga ogw’ekiweebwayo ekyokebwa.” Kale ne bagenda bombi.
Ibulayimu Awaayo Isaaka
922:9 Beb 11:17-19; Yak 2:21Bwe baatuuka mu kifo Katonda kye yamugamba, Ibulayimu n’azimba ekyoto, n’atindikira enku, n’asiba omwana we Isaaka, n’amuteeka ku kyoto ku nku. 10Awo Ibulayimu n’akwata ekiso, n’agolola omukono gwe atte omwana we. 11Naye malayika wa Mukama n’amukoowoola ng’asinziira mu ggulu, n’agamba nti, “Ibulayimu! Ibulayimu!”
Ibulayimu n’addamu nti, “Nze nzuuno.” N’amugamba nti, 1222:12 a 1Sa 15:22; Yak 2:21-22 b nny 2; Yk 3:16“Togolola mukono gwo ku mulenzi so tomukola kintu na kimu, kubanga kaakano ntegedde nti otya Katonda, ndabye nti omwana wo tomunnyimye, omwana wo omu yekka bw’ati.”
1322:13 Bar 8:32Awo Ibulayimu n’ayimusa amaaso, n’alaba, era laba, emabega we endiga ennume ng’eri mu kisaka ng’amayembe gaayo mwe galaalidde. Ibulayimu n’agenda n’addira endiga eyo n’agiwaayo okuba ekiweebwayo ekyokebwa, mu kifo ky’omwana we. 1422:14 nny 8Ibulayimu kyeyava atuuma ekifo ekyo erinnya Yakuwayire, era ne kaakano bwe kiyitibwa nti ku lusozi lwa Mukama anaagabiriranga.
15Awo malayika wa Mukama n’ayita Ibulayimu omulundi ogwokubiri ng’asinziira mu ggulu, 1622:16 Luk 1:73; Beb 6:13n’amugamba nti, “Nze Mukama neerayiridde, nga bw’okoze kino, n’otonnyima mwana wo omu yekka bw’ati, 1722:17 a Beb 6:14* b Lub 15:5 c Lub 26:24; 32:12 d Lub 24:60ddala ndikuwa omukisa, era ndyaza ezzadde lyo, ne liba ng’emmunyeenye ez’eggulu era ng’omusenyu oguli ku lubalama lw’ennyanja. Era ezzadde lyo balitwala eby’abalabe baabwe, 1822:18 a Lub 12:2, 3; Bik 3:25*; Bag 3:8* b nny 10era mu zzadde lyo amawanga gonna mwe galiweerwa omukisa, kubanga ogondedde eddoboozi lyange.”
19Ibulayimu n’alyoka addayo eri abavubuka be, ne basitula ne balaga e Beeruseba.
2022:20 Lub 11:29Awo mu biro ebyo ne babuulira Ibulayimu nti, “Laba Mirika azaalidde Nakoli muganda wo abaana: Uzi ye mubereberye,
21ne muto we ye Buzi, ne Kemweri kitaawe wa Alamu,
22ne Kesedi, ne Kazo, ne Pirudaasi, ne Yidulaafu ne Besweri.”
2322:23 Lub 24:15Era Besweri yazaala Lebbeeka.
Abaana abo omunaana Mirika be yazaalira Nakoli muganda wa Ibulayimu.
24Ate ne mukazi we omulala Lewuma n’azaalira Nakoli, abaana aboobulenzi era be bano:
Teba, ne Gakamu, ne Takasi, ne Maaka.