Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 16:1-16

Ismael Awo

1Saa bere no, na Sarai nwoo ɔba mmaa Abram ɛ. Na ɔwɔ Misraimni abaawa bi a wɔfrɛ no Hagar; 2enti Sarai ka kyerɛɛ Abram se, “Wo ara wunim sɛ Awurade ama mayɛ obonin; manwo ɔba! Mesrɛ wo, kɔ na wo ne mʼabaawa Hagar nkɔda; ebia ɛnam ne so na manya mma.”

Abram penee asɛm a Sarai ka kyerɛɛ no no so. 3Abram tenaa Kanaan asase so mfe du akyi no, ne yere Sarai de Misraimni abaawa Hagar no kɔmaa ne kunu no sɛ ɔnware no. 4Abram ne Hagar dae, na onyinsɛnee.

Bere a Hagar huu sɛ wanyinsɛn no, ofii ase buu nʼawuraa Sarai animtiaa. 5Enti Sarai ka kyerɛɛ Abram se, “Saa ɔhaw a aba me so yi nyinaa fi wo! Mede mʼabaawa maa wo; afei a wahu sɛ wanyinsɛn no nti, otiatia mʼanim. Awurade mmu me ne wo ntam atɛn.”

6Nanso Abram ka kyerɛɛ Sarai se, “Ɔyɛ wʼabaawa. Nea wopɛ sɛ wode yɛ no biara, fa yɛ no.” Efi saa bere no, Sarai tan nʼabaawa Hagar ani ma oguan fii ne nkyɛn.

7Awurade bɔfo huu Hagar wɔ nsu aniwa bi ho wɔ sare no so. Na saa nsu aniwa no da ɔkwan a ɛkɔ kurow bi a wɔfrɛ no Sur no nkyɛn. 8Ɔbɔfo no bisaa Hagar se, “Sarai abaawa Hagar, wufi he, na worekɔ he?”

Hagar buaa no se, “Mereguan afi mʼawuraa Sarai nkyɛn.”

9Na Awurade bɔfo no ka kyerɛɛ Hagar se, “San kɔ wʼawuraa no nkyɛn, na kɔbrɛ wo ho ase ma no.” 10Ɔbɔfo no ka kaa ho se, “Mɛma wʼase afɛe a, wɔkan a ɛnyɛ yiye.”

11Awurade bɔfo no san ka kyerɛɛ Hagar se,

“Woanyinsɛn,

na wobɛwo ɔbabarima.

Wobɛto no din Ismael, efisɛ

Awurade ate wʼamanehunu.

12Ɔbɛyɛ sɛ sare so afurum.

Obetia nnipa nyinaa,

na nnipa nyinaa nso betia no;

atutuwpɛ so na

ɔne ne nuanom bɛtena.”

13Eyi akyi no ɔkae se, “Mahu Nea ohu me.” Ɛno nti, ɔde din El-Roi a ase ne “Onyankopɔn a ohu me” no too no. 14Ɛno nti na wɔfrɛ nsu aniwa no se Beer-Lahai-Roi a ase ne “Onyankopɔn Teasefo a ohu me abura.” Ɛda Kades ne Bered ntam besi nnɛ.

15Enti Hagar woo ɔbabarima maa Abram. Abram too abofra no din Ismael. 16Hagar woo Ismael no, na Abram adi mfe aduɔwɔtwe asia.

New International Reader’s Version

Genesis 16:1-16

Hagar and Ishmael

1Abram’s wife Sarai had never had any children by him. But she had a female slave from Egypt named Hagar. 2So she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go and sleep with my slave. Maybe I can have a family through her.”

Abram agreed to what Sarai had said. 3His wife Sarai gave him her slave Hagar to be his wife. That was after he had been living in Canaan for ten years. 4Then he slept with Hagar, and she became pregnant.

When Hagar knew she was pregnant, she began to look down on the woman who owned her. 5Then Sarai said to Abram, “It’s your fault that I’m suffering like this. I put my slave in your arms. Now that she knows she’s pregnant, she looks down on me. May the Lord judge between you and me. May he decide which of us is right.”

6“Your slave belongs to you,” Abram said. “Do with her what you think is best.” Then Sarai treated Hagar badly. So Hagar ran away from her.

7The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring of water in the desert. The spring was beside the road to Shur. 8The angel said, “Hagar, you are Sarai’s slave. Where have you come from? Where are you going?”

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

9Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back to the woman who owns you. Obey her.” 10The angel continued, “I will give you and your family many children. There will be more of them than anyone can count.”

11The angel of the Lord also said to her,

“You are now pregnant

and will have a son.

You will name him Ishmael,

because the Lord has heard about your suffering.

12He will be like a wild donkey.

He will use his power against everyone,

and everyone will be against him.

He will not get along with any of his family.”

13She gave a name to the Lord who spoke to her. She called him “You are the God who sees me.” That’s because she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” 14That’s why the well was named Beer Lahai Roi. It’s still there, between Kadesh and Bered.

15So Hagar had a son by Abram and Abram gave him the name Ishmael. 16Abram was 86 years old when Hagar had Ishmael by him.