Luganda Contemporary Bible

Olubereberye 16:1-16

Ibulaamu ne Agali

116:1 a Lub 11:30; Bag 4:24-25 b Lub 21:9Salaayi mukyala wa Ibulaamu yali teyamuzaalira mwana; 216:2 Lub 30:3-4, 9-10Salaayi n’agamba Ibulaamu nti, “Laba Mukama tampadde mwana; weebake n’omuweereza wange, oboolyawo nnyinza okufuna abaana mu ye.”

Awo Ibulaamu n’awulira eddoboozi lya Salaayi.16:2 Obugumba kyatwalibwanga okuba ekibonerezo okuva eri Katonda. Era empisa mu biro ebyo yakkirizanga omukazi omugumba okulondera bba omuwala, bba gw’ayinza okuzaalako abaana. Abaana abo baabanga ba mukazi omugumba. 316:3 Lub 12:5Bw’atyo Ibulaamu bwe yali yaakamala emyaka kkumi mu nsi ya Kanani, Salaayi mukazi we n’addira Agali Omumisiri, omuweereza we n’amuwa Ibulaamu abeere mukazi we. 4Ibulaamu ne yeegatta ne Agali, Agali n’aba olubuto.

Agali bwe yalaba ng’ali lubuto, n’anyooma Salaayi, mugole we. 516:5 Lub 31:53Salaayi n’agamba Ibulaamu nti, “Ekibi ekinkoleddwako kibeere ku ggwe. Nakuwa omuweereza wange mu kifuba kyo naye bw’alabye ng’ali lubuto n’annyooma. Mukama atulamule nze naawe!” 6Naye Ibulaamu n’agamba Salaayi nti, “Laba, omuweereza wo ali mu buyinza bwo; mukole nga bw’oyagala.” Awo Salaayi natandika okubonyaabonya Agali; Agali n’adduka okuva w’ali.

Agali ne Isimayiri

716:7 a Lub 21:17; 22:11, 15; 31:11 b Lub 20:1Malayika wa Mukama n’amusanga ku nsulo y’amazzi mu ddungu, ensulo y’amazzi eri ku kkubo eriraga e Ssuuli. 8N’agamba nti, “Agali, omuweereza wa Salaayi, ovudde wa era ogenda wa?” N’amuddamu nti, “Nziruka mugole wange Salaayi.”

9Malayika wa Mukama n’amugamba nti, “Ddayo eri mugole wo omugondere.” 1016:10 Lub 13:16; 17:20Era Malayika wa Mukama n’amugamba nti, “Ezadde lyo ndiryaza waleme kubeerawo asobola kulibala.”

1116:11 Kuv 2:24; 3:7, 9Ate malayika wa Mukama n’amugamba nti,

“Laba, olina omwana mu nda yo,

aliba wabulenzi,

olimutuuma Isimayiri,

kubanga Mukama ategedde okubonaabona kwo.

1216:12 Lub 25:18Aliba ng’entulege,

anaalwananga na buli muntu

era na buli muntu anaalwananga naye,

era anaabanga mu bulabe

ne baganda be.”

1316:13 Lub 32:30Awo n’akoowoola erinnya lya Mukama eyayogera naye, n’agamba nti, “Oli Katonda alaba”, kubanga yagamba nti, “Ndabidde ddala Katonda ne nsigala nga ndi mulamu nga maze okumulaba.” 14Oluzzi kye lwava luyitibwa Beerirakayiro, luli wakati wa Kadesi ne Beredi.

1516:15 Bag 4:22Awo Agali n’azaalira Ibulaamu omwana owoobulenzi, Ibulaamu n’atuuma mutabani wa Agali gwe yamuzaalira, erinnya Isimayiri. 16Ibulaamu yali wa myaka kinaana mu mukaaga Agali bwe yamuzaalira Isimayiri.

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.