King James Version

Genesis 28:1-22

1And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. 2Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother’s father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother’s brother. 3And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;28.3 a multitude…: Heb. an assembly of people 4And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.28.4 wherein…: Heb. of thy sojournings 5And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother.

6¶ When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan; 7And that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; 8And Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father;28.8 pleased…: Heb. were evil in the eyes, etc 9Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.28.9 Mahalath: or, Bashemath

10¶ And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.28.10 Haran: Gr. Charran 11And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. 12And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. 13And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; 14And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.28.14 spread…: Heb. break forth 15And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

16¶ And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not. 17And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. 18And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. 19And he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.28.19 Beth-el: that is, The house of God 20And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, 21So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God: 22And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Genesis 28:1-22

1Choncho Isake anayitanitsa Yakobo namudalitsa nʼkumuwuzitsa kuti, “Usakwatire mkazi wa kuno ku Kanaani. 2Panopo upite ku Padanaramu, ku nyumba kwa Betueli abambo a amayi akowa, kumeneko ukakwatire mmodzi mwa ana aakazi a Labani, mlongo wa amayi akowa. 3Mulungu Wamphamvuzonse akudalitse iwe nakupatse ana ambiri mpaka udzasanduke gulu lalikulu la mitundu ya anthu. 4Mulunguyo akudalitse iwe monga mmene anamudalitsira Abrahamu kuti zidzukulu zako zidzalandira dziko limene ukukhalamo ngati mlendo kuti lidzakhale lawo. Ili ndi dziko limene Mulungu anapereka kwa Abrahamu.” 5Ndipo Isake anamulola Yakobo kuti anyamuke kupita ku Padanaramu kwa Labani mwana wa Betueli Mwaramu. Labani anali mlongo wa Rebeka, mayi wa Yakobo ndi Esau.

6Tsopano Esau anadziwa kuti Isake anadalitsa Yakobo ndi kumutumiza ku Padanaramu kuti akakwatire kumeneko. Anawuzidwanso kuti, “Usakwatire mkazi wa ku Kanaani.” 7Yakobo anamvera abambo ake ndi amayi ake ndi kupita ku Padanaramu. 8Ndiye pamenepo Esau anazindikira kuti abambo ake Isake sankakondwera ndi akazi a ku Kanaani; 9anapita kwa Ismaeli mwana wa Abrahamu nakwatira Mahalati mwana wa Ismaeli, mlongo wake wa Nebayoti. Anatero kuwonjezera akazi amene anali nawo kale.

Maloto a Yakobo pa Beteli

10Yakobo ananyamuka pa ulendo kuchoka ku Beeriseba kupita ku Harani. 11Atafika pa malo pena, anayima kuti agonepo chifukwa dzuwa linali litalowa. Anatenga mwala wina pomwepo natsamiritsapo mutu wake, ndipo anagona. 12Mʼmaloto, anaona makwerero oyimikidwa pansi ndipo anakafika kumwamba. Angelo a Mulungu amakwera ndi kutsika pa makwereropo. 13Tsono Yehova anayimirira pambali pake, nati, “Ine ndine Yehova, Mulungu wa Abrahamu kholo lake la Isake abambo ako. Ndidzakupatsa iwe ndi zidzukulu zako dziko limene ukugonamolo. 14Zidzukulu zako zidzachuluka ngati fumbi la pa dziko lapansi ndipo zidzabalalikira kumadzulo ndi kummawa, kumpoto ndi kummwera. Anthu onse adzalandira madalitso kudzera mwa iwe ndi zidzukulu zako. 15Ine ndili nawe pamodzi ndipo ndidzakuyangʼanira kulikonse upiteko, ndipo ndidzakubwezera ku dziko lino. Sindidzakusiya mpaka nditachita zimene ndakulonjezazi.”

16Yakobo atadzidzimuka, anati, “Zoonadi Yehova ali pa malo ano, ndipo ine sindinadziwe.” 17Tsono anachita mantha ndipo anati, “Malo ano ndi woopsa ndithu. Zoonadi pano ndi pa nyumba ya Mulungu ndi khomo la kumwamba.”

18Mmamawa mwake Yakobo anatenga mwala umene anatsamira mutu wake uja nawuyimika ngati chipilala ndi kuthira mafuta pamwamba pake 19Iye anawatcha malowo Beteli, ngakhale kuti poyamba mzindawo ankawutcha Luzi.

20Pamenepo Yakobo analumbira kwa Yehova nati, “Ngati inu Mulungu mukhala ndi ine, kundiyangʼanira pa ulendo wangawu ndi kundipatsa chakudya ndi chovala; 21ngati inu mudzandibweretsa kwathu mu mtendere, ndiye kuti mudzakhala Mulungu wanga, 22ndipo mwala uwu ndawuyimikawu udzakhala Nyumba ya Mulungu. Ine ndidzakupatsani chakhumi cha zinthu zonse zimene mudzandipatse.”