Luganda Contemporary Bible

Olubereberye 12:1-20

Okuyitibwa kwa Ibulaamu

112:1 Bik 7:3*; Beb 11:8Awo Mukama n’agamba Ibulaamu nti, “Vva mu nsi yannyo ne mu bantu bo ne mu nnyumba ya kitaawo ogende mu nsi gye ndikulaga.

212:2 a Lub 15:5; 17:2, 4; 18:18; 22:17; Ma 26:5 b Lub 24:1, 35“Nange ndikufuula eggwanga eddene,

era ndikuwa omukisa,

n’erinnya lyo ne ndifuula kkulu,

olyoke obeere mukisa.

312:3 a Lub 27:29; Kuv 23:22; Kbl 24:9 b Lub 18:18; 22:18; 26:4; Bik 3:25; Bag 3:8*Ndiwa omukisa abo abakusabira omukisa,

era buli alikukolimira nange namukolimiranga;

era mu ggwe amawanga gonna ag’omu nsi

mwe galiweerwa omukisa.”

412:4 Lub 11:31Bw’atyo Ibulaamu n’agenda nga Mukama bwe yamugamba, ne Lutti n’agenda wamu naye. Ibulaamu we yaviira mu Kalani yali aweza emyaka nsanvu mu etaano. 512:5 Lub 14:14; 17:23Ibulaamu n’atwala Salaayi mukazi we, ne Lutti mutabani wa muganda we ne byonna bye baalina bye baali bafunye, n’abantu baabwe be baafunira mu Kalani, ne basitula okugenda mu Kanani. Ne batuuka mu nsi ya Kanani.

612:6 a Beb 11:9 b Lub 35:4; Ma 11:30 c Lub 10:18Ibulaamu n’ayita mu nsi n’atuuka mu kifo ekiyitibwa Sekemu awali emivule gya Mole. Mu biro ebyo Abakanani be baali mu nsi omwo. 712:7 a Lub 17:1; 18:1; Kuv 6:3 b Lub 13:15, 17; 15:18; 17:8; Zab 105:9-11 c Lub 13:4Awo Mukama n’alabikira Ibulaamu n’agamba nti, “Ensi eno ndigiwa abo abaliva mu ggwe.” Awo Ibulaamu n’azimbira eyo Mukama ekyoto eyamulabikira.

812:8 Lub 13:3Bw’atyo n’alaga ku lusozi ku luuyi olw’ebuvanjuba obwa Beseri, n’asimba eweema ye nga Beseri ali ku luuyi olw’ebugwanjuba, ne Ayi ngali ku luuyi olw’ebuvanjuba, n’azimbira eyo Mukama ekyoto, n’akoowoola erinnya lya Mukama. 912:9 Lub 13:1, 3Ibulaamu ne yeeyongera okutambula ng’ayolekera Negevu12:9 Negevu kitegeeza ensi enkalu, era lwe lusenyi oludda mu bukiikaddyo obwa Yerusaalemi n’okudda mu ddungu..

Ibulaamu Agenda e Misiri

10Ne wagwa enjala mu nsi. Bw’atyo Ibulaamu n’aserengeta e Misiri12:10 Misiri teyakosebwa kyeya, kubanga baalina enzizi ezaafukiriranga ebirime byabwe. asengukireko eyo, kubanga enjala nnyingi eyali mu nsi. 11Bwe yali anaatera okuyingira mu Misiri, n’agamba Salaayi mukazi we nti, “Mmanyi ng’oli mukazi mulungi era mubalagavu, 12era Abamisiri bwe balikulabako baligamba nti, ‘Ono ye mukazi we,’ kale balinzita, naye ggwe ne bakuleka. 1312:13 Lub 20:2; 26:7Ogambanga nti, Oli mwannyinaze ndyoke mbeere bulungi ku lulwo, n’obulamu bwange buleme kubaako kabi, buwone ku lulwo.”

14Ibulaamu bwe yayingira mu Misiri, Abamisiri ne balaba Salaayi nga mukazi mulungi nnyo. 15N’abakungu ba Falaawo bwe baamulaba ne bamutendera Falaawo ne bamutwala mu lubiri lwa Falaawo. 16Ku lwa Salaayi, Falaawo n’ayisa bulungi Ibulaamu. Ibulaamu n’aweebwa endiga, n’ente, n’endogoyi, n’abaweereza abasajja, n’abaweereza abakazi, n’endogoyi enkazi, n’eŋŋamira.

1712:17 1By 16:21Naye Mukama n’aleetera Falaawo n’ennyumba ye endwadde enkambwe olwa Salaayi mukazi wa Ibulaamu. 1812:18 Lub 20:9; 26:10Awo Falaawo n’ayita Ibulaamu n’amugamba nti, “Kiki kino ky’onkoze? Lwaki tewantegeeza nti mukazi wo? 19Lwaki wagamba nti mwannyoko, ne mmutwala okuba mukazi wange? Kale kaakano mukazi wo wuuno mmutwale mugende.” 20Falaawo n’alagira basajja be ebikwata ku Ibulaamu, ne bamusindiikiriza n’ava mu nsi ne mukazi we ne byonna bye yalina.

New International Reader’s Version

Genesis 12:1-20

God Chooses Abram

1The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s family. Go to the land I will show you.

2“I will make you into a great nation.

And I will bless you.

I will make your name great.

You will be a blessing to others.

3I will bless those who bless you.

I will put a curse on anyone who puts a curse on you.

All nations on earth

will be blessed because of you.”

4So Abram went, just as the Lord had told him. Lot went with him. Abram was 75 years old when he left Harran. 5He took his wife Sarai and his nephew Lot. They took all the people and possessions they had acquired in Harran. They started out for the land of Canaan. And they arrived there.

6Abram traveled through the land. He went as far as the large tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were living in the land. 7The Lord appeared to Abram at Shechem. He said, “I will give this land to your family who comes after you.” So Abram built an altar there to honor the Lord, who had appeared to him.

8From there, Abram went on toward the hills east of Bethel. He set up his tent there. Bethel was to the west, and Ai was to the east. Abram built an altar there and called on the name of the Lord.

9Then Abram left and continued south toward the Negev Desert.

Abram Goes to Egypt

10At that time there was not enough food in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while. 11As he was about to enter Egypt, he spoke to his wife Sarai. He said, “I know what a beautiful woman you are. 12The people of Egypt will see you and say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me. But they will let you live. 13Tell them you are my sister. Then I’ll be treated well and my life will be spared because of you.”

14Abram arrived in Egypt. The Egyptians saw that Sarai was a very beautiful woman. 15When Pharaoh’s officials saw her, they told Pharaoh how beautiful she was. So she was taken into his palace. 16Pharaoh treated Abram well because of her. So Abram gained more sheep and cattle and male and female donkeys. He also gained more male and female servants and some camels.

17But the Lord sent terrible sicknesses on Pharaoh and everyone in his palace. The Lord did it because of Abram’s wife Sarai. 18So Pharaoh sent for Abram. “What have you done to me?” he said. “Why didn’t you tell me she was your wife? 19Why did you say she was your sister? That’s why I took her to be my wife. Now then, here’s your wife. Take her and go!” 20Then Pharaoh gave orders to his men about Abram. They sent him on his way. So he left with his wife and everything he had.