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1 Mose 21:1-34

Isak Awoɔ

1Afei, Awurade hunuu Sara mmɔbɔ, sɛdeɛ ɔhyɛɛ no bɔ no. 2Sara nyinsɛneeɛ, na ɔwoo ɔbabarima maa Abraham wɔ ne nkɔkoraaberɛm, ɛberɛ a Awurade hyɛɛ no bɔ no mu pɛpɛɛpɛ. 3Abraham too ɔbabarima a Sara woo no maa no no edin Isak, a aseɛ ne Sereɛ. 4Ɛberɛ a Isak dii nnawɔtwe no, ɔtwaa no twetia, sɛdeɛ Onyankopɔn hyɛɛ no no. 5Wɔwoo Isak maa Abraham no, na wadi mfeɛ ɔha.

6Afei, Sara kaa sɛ, “Onyankopɔn ama masere. Na obiara a ɔbɛte saa asɛm yi ne me bɛbom asere.” 7Sara ka kaa ho sɛ, “Hwan na ɔsoo ho daeɛ ka kyerɛɛ Abraham sɛ, Sara bɛwo mma. Nanso, ne nkɔkoraaberɛm yi, mawo ɔbabarima ama no.”

Wɔpam Hagar Ne Ismael

8Abɔfra no nyiniiɛ, ma wɔtwaa no nufoɔ. Ɛda a wɔtwaa Isak nufoɔ no, Abraham too ɛpono kɛseɛ. 9Nanso, Sara hunuu sɛ, ɔbabarima a nʼafenawa Misraimni Hagar woo no maa Abraham no redi Isak ho fɛ. 10Enti, Sara ka kyerɛɛ Abraham sɛ, “Pam saa afenaa yi ne ne babarima yi firi ha; na Isak ne saa afenaa babarima yi nni wʼagyadeɛ biara mu kyɛfa.”

11Abraham tee saa asɛm no, ɛsiane ne babarima Ismael enti, ne werɛ hoo yie. 12Nanso, Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Abraham sɛ, “Mma wo babarima Ismael ne wʼafenaa Hagar ho asɛm no nnha wo bebree. Asɛm biara a Sara bɛka akyerɛ wo no, tie, ɛfiri sɛ, Isak so na wɔnam bɛkan wʼasefoɔ. 13Mɛma afenaa no babarima Ismael no nso asefoɔ ayɛ ɔman kɛseɛ, ɛfiri sɛ, ɔno nso yɛ wʼaseni.”

14Adeɛ kyee anɔpatutuutu no, Abraham faa aduane ne nsuo a ɛgu aboa nwoma mu, de maa Hagar. Ɔde aduane no ne nsuo no sisii Hagar mmati so, ka kyerɛɛ ɔne ne ba Ismael no sɛ, wɔnkɔ. Ɔfirii hɔ kɔkyinkyinii Beer-Seba ɛserɛ so a na ɔnhunu baabi a ɔrekɔ.

15Nsuo a ɛwɔ aboa nwoma no mu saeɛ no, ɔde ne babarima no kɔhintaa wira no mu baabi. 16Afei, ɔkɔtenaa akyiri baabi a woto ɛboɔ a ɛbɛtɔ, kaa sɛ, “Merentumi nhwɛ sɛ abarimaa no bɛwu.” Na ɛberɛ a Hagar te hɔ saa no, ɔhyɛɛ aseɛ suiɛ.

17Onyankopɔn tee sɛ abarimaa no resu. Onyankopɔn ɔbɔfoɔ frɛɛ Hagar firi soro bisaa no sɛ, “Hagar! Asɛm bɛn na ɛha wo? Nsuro, ɛfiri sɛ, Onyankopɔn ate abarimaa no su wɔ baabi a ɔda no. 18Pagya abarimaa no, ɛfiri sɛ, mɛma no ayɛ ɔman kɛseɛ.”

19Afei, Onyankopɔn buee Hagar ani, ma ɔhunuu subura bi. Ɔde aboa nwoma no kɔsaa nsuo ma, ɛnna ɔmaa abarimaa no bi nomeeɛ.

20Onyankopɔn adom enti, abarimaa no nyiniiɛ. Ɔtenaa ɛserɛ no so hunuu agyantoɔ yie. 21Ɛberɛ a ɔte Paran ɛserɛ so no, ne maame kɔfaa ɔbaa firi Misraim asase so de no brɛɛ no awadeɛ.

Abraham Ne Abimelek Apam

22Saa ɛberɛ no mu, ɔhene Abimelek ne ne sahene Pikol baa Abraham nkyɛn bɛka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Biribiara a woyɛ no, Onyankopɔn ka wo ho. 23Enti afei, di nse ka ntam wɔ Onyankopɔn anim kyerɛ me wɔ ha sɛ, worentwa me mma anaa mʼasefoɔ nkontompo. Saa ayamyɛ a mayɛ wo no, saa ara na fa yɛ me ne ɔman a wote so sɛ ɔmamfrani no.”

24Abraham penee so sɛ, “Meka saa ntam no!”

25Afei, Abraham de subura bi a Abimelek nkoa de aniɛden afa no ho asɛm kɔtoo Abimelek anim. 26Nanso, Abimelek kaa sɛ, “Mennim onipa ko a ɔyɛɛ saa adeɛ no. Woammɔ me ho amaneɛ. Ɛnnɛ na mate saa asɛm yi.”

27Enti, Abraham de nnwan ne anantwie brɛɛ Abimelek. Na mmarima baanu yi de yɛɛ apam. 28Abraham yii nnwanten mma abereɛ nson firii nnwankuo no mu gyinaa fa. 29Na Abimelek bisaa Abraham sɛ, “Nnwanten mma abereɛ nson a woayi wɔn agyina fa yi ase kyerɛ sɛn?”

30Abraham buaa sɛ, “Nʼasekyerɛ ara ne sɛ, ɛyɛ akyɛdeɛ a mede rema wo de adi adanseɛ sɛ, me na metuu saa abura yi.”

31Ɛfiri saa ɛberɛ no rekorɔ no, wɔfrɛɛ saa abura no, Beer-Seba a aseɛ ne Ntanka Abura, ɛfiri sɛ, ɛhɔ na wɔn baanu yɛɛ apam no.

32Wɔyɛɛ apam no wiee wɔ Beer-Seba no, ɔhene Abimelek ne ne Sahene Pikol sane kɔɔ Filistifoɔ asase so. 33Abraham nso duaa dua bi a wɔfrɛ no ɛsɛnteɛ wɔ abura no ho wɔ Beer-Seba. Ɛhɔ na daa na ɔsom Awurade teasefoɔ no. 34Abraham tenaa Filistifoɔ asase no so sɛ ɔmamfrani nna bebree.

King James Version

Genesis 21:1-34

1And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken. 2For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. 3And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. 4And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him. 5And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

6¶ And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. 7And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age. 8And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

9¶ And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. 10Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. 11And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight because of his son.

12¶ And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. 13And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

14And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba. 15And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. 16And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept. 17And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. 18Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation. 19And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink. 20And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer. 21And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

22¶ And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest: 23Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son’s son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.21.23 that thou…: Heb. if thou shalt lie unto me 24And Abraham said, I will swear. 25And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech’s servants had violently taken away. 26And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day. 27And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant. 28And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. 29And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves? 30And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well. 31Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba; because there they sware both of them.21.31 Beer-sheba: that is, The well of the oath 32Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.

33¶ And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.21.33 grove: or, tree 34And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines’ land many days.