Luganda Contemporary Bible

Olubereberye 28:1-22

Isaaka Asindika Yakobo eri Labbaani

128:1 Lub 24:3Awo Isaaka n’ayita Yakobo n’amuwa omukisa, n’amukuutira nti, “Towasanga, wadde omu ku bakazi Abakanani. 228:2 Lub 25:20Golokoka ogende e Padanalaamu mu nnyumba ya Besweri kitaawe wa nnyoko, ofune omukazi omu ku bawala ba Labbaani mwannyina nnyoko. 328:3 a Lub 17:1 b Lub 17:6Katonda Ayinzabyonna akuwe omukisa, akwaze, weeyongere, era obeerenga n’abantu ab’enjawulo bangi. 428:4 a Lub 12:2, 3 b Lub 17:8Akuwe emikisa gya Ibulayimu, era agiwe n’ezzadde lyo, olyoke ofune ensi mw’otambulira, Katonda gye yawa Ibulayimu.” 528:5 a Kos 12:12 b Lub 24:29Bw’atyo Isaaka n’asiibula Yakobo, Yakobo n’agenda e Padanalaamu ewa Labbaani, mutabani wa Besweri Omusuuli mwannyina Lebbeeka, nnyina wa Esawu ne Yakobo.

628:6 nny 1Esawu n’ategeera nga Isaaka awadde Yakobo omukisa, era ng’amusindise e Padanalaamu afuneyo omukazi, era nga bwe yamuwa omukisa yamukuutira nti, “Towasanga ku bakazi Abakanani,” 7era nga Yakobo agondedde kitaawe ne nnyina n’agenda e Padanalaamu. 828:8 a Lub 24:3 b Lub 26:35Awo n’ategeera nti abakazi Abakanani tebaasanyusa kitaawe Isaaka. 928:9 a Lub 25:13 b Lub 26:34Esawu n’agenda eri Isimayiri n’awasa omukazi erinnya lye Makalasi, muwala wa Isimayiri, mutabani wa Ibulayimu, mwannyina wa Nebayoosi, n’amwongera ku bakazi be yalina.

Ekirooto kya Yakobo ng’ali e Beseri

1028:10 Lub 11:31Awo Yakobo n’ava e Beeruseba n’ayolekera Kalani. N’atuuka mu kifo ekimu, n’asula awo ekiro ekyo, kubanga obudde bwali buzibye. 11N’addira erimu ku mayinja agaali mu kifo ekyo, n’alyezizika ne yeebaka. 1228:12 a Lub 20:3 b Yk 1:51N’aloota ng’alaba eddaala eggwanvu nga liva ku nsi okutuuka mu ggulu, era nga bamalayika ba Katonda balikkirako era nga balinnyirako, 1328:13 a Lub 12:7; 35:7, 9; 48:3 b Lub 26:24 c Lub 13:15; 35:12era nga Mukama atudde waggulu waalyo. Mukama n’agamba Yakobo nti, “Nze Mukama Katonda wa Ibulayimu jjajjaawo, era Katonda wa Isaaka; ensi kw’ogalamidde ndigikuwa ggwe n’ezzadde lyo. 1428:14 a Lub 26:4 b Lub 13:14 c Lub 12:3; 18:18; 22:18; Bag 3:8Era ezzadde lyo liriba ng’enfuufu y’oku nsi, era olibuna obugwanjuba n’obuvanjuba era n’obukiikakkono n’obukiikaddyo. Mu ggwe ne mu zadde lyo amawanga gonna ag’oku nsi mwe galiweerwa omukisa. 1528:15 a Lub 26:3; 48:21 b Kbl 6:24; Zab 121:5, 7-8 c Ma 31:6, 8 d Kbl 23:19Laba ndi wamu naawe, era nnaakukuumanga buli gy’onoogendanga yonna, era ndikukomyawo mu nsi eno, kubanga sirikuleka okutuusa nga mmaze okukola ekyo kye nkugambye.”

16Awo Yakobo n’ava mu tulo n’agamba nti, “Mazima ddala Mukama ali mu kifo kino, nze mbadde ssimanyi.” 1728:17 Kuv 3:5; Yos 5:15N’atya nnyo, n’agamba nti, “Ekifo kino nga kyantiisa! Ekifo kino ye nnyumba ya Katonda, era guno gwe mulyango gw’eggulu.”

1828:18 a Lub 35:14 b Lv 8:11Awo Yakobo n’agolokoka ku makya, n’addira ejjinja lye yali yeezizise n’alisimba okuba empagi n’ayiwa amafuta ku mutwe gwalyo. 1928:19 Bal 1:23, 26Ekifo ekyo n’akituuma Beseri, songa ekibuga ekyo kyayitibwanga Luzi.

2028:20 a Lub 31:13; Bal 11:30; 2Sa 15:8 b nny 15Awo Yakobo ne yeerayirira ng’agamba nti, “Katonda bw’alibeera nange, n’ankuuma mu lugendo luno lwe ndiko, n’ampa emmere okulya era n’ebyokwambala ne nkomawo mirembe mu nnyumba ya kitange, 2128:21 a Bal 11:31 b Ma 26:17olwo Mukama n’aba Katonda wange. 2228:22 a Lub 35:7, 14 b Lub 14:20; Lv 27:30Era ejjinja lino lye nsimbye okuba empagi liriba nnyumba ya Katonda, era n’ebyo byonna by’ompa ndikuwaako ekimu eky’ekkumi.”

New International Reader’s Version

Genesis 28:1-22

1So Isaac called for Jacob and blessed him. Then he commanded him, “Don’t get married to a Canaanite woman. 2Go at once to Paddan Aram. Go to the house of your mother’s father Bethuel. Find a wife for yourself there. Take her from among the daughters of your mother’s brother Laban. 3May the Mighty God bless you. May he give you children. May he make your family larger until you become a community of nations. 4May he give you and your children after you the blessing he gave to Abraham. Then you can take over the land where you now live as an outsider. It’s the land God gave to Abraham.” 5Isaac sent Jacob on his way. Jacob went to Paddan Aram. He went to Laban, the son of Bethuel the Aramean. Laban was Rebekah’s brother. And Rebekah was the mother of Jacob and Esau.

6Esau found out that Isaac had blessed Jacob and had sent him to Paddan Aram. Isaac wanted him to get a wife from there. Esau heard that when Isaac blessed Jacob, he commanded him, “Don’t get married to a woman from Canaan.” 7Esau also learned that Jacob had obeyed his father and mother and had gone to Paddan Aram. 8Then Esau realized how much his father Isaac disliked Canaanite women. 9So he went to Ishmael and married Mahalath. She was the sister of Nebaioth and the daughter of Abraham’s son Ishmael. Esau added her to the wives he already had.

Jacob Has a Dream at Bethel

10Jacob left Beersheba and started out for Harran. 11He reached a certain place and stopped for the night. The sun had already set. He took one of the stones there and placed it under his head. Then he lay down to sleep. 12In a dream he saw a stairway standing on the earth. Its top reached to heaven. The angels of God were going up and coming down on it. 13The Lord stood beside the stairway. He said, “I am the Lord. I am the God of your grandfather Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your children after you the land you are lying on. 14They will be like the dust of the earth that can’t be counted. They will spread out to the west and to the east. They will spread out to the north and to the south. All nations on earth will be blessed because of you and your children after you. 15I am with you. I will watch over you everywhere you go. And I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

16Jacob woke up from his sleep. Then he thought, “The Lord is surely in this place. And I didn’t even know it.” 17Jacob was afraid. He said, “How holy this place is! This must be the house of God. This is the gate of heaven.”

18Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head. He set it up as a sacred stone. And he poured olive oil on top of it. 19He named that place Bethel. But the city used to be called Luz.

20Then Jacob made a promise. He said, “May God be with me. May he watch over me on this journey I’m taking. May he give me food to eat and clothes to wear. 21May he do as he has promised so that I can return safely to my father’s home. Then you, Lord, will be my God. 22This stone I’ve set up as a sacred stone will be God’s house. And I’ll give you a tenth of everything you give me.”