Olugendo lwa Yakobo
129:1 Bal 6:3, 33Awo Yakobo ne yeeyongerayo mu lugendo lwe, n’atuuka mu nsi y’abantu b’ebuvanjuba. 2Bwe yatunula n’alaba oluzzi mu nnimiro, ng’ebisibo bisatu eby’endiga zigalamidde awo ku lwo, kubanga awo we zaanywesezebwanga. Ejjinja eryasaanikiranga ku mumwa gw’oluzzi olwo lyali ddene, 3era ebisibo bwe byakuŋŋaananga, abasumba ne balyoka baliyiringisa okuliggya ku mumwa gw’oluzzi ne banywesa endiga; bwe zaamalanga ne balizzaako.
429:4 Lub 28:10Awo Yakobo n’abuuza abasumba nti, “Abooluganda muva wa?” Ne bamuddamu nti, “Tuva Kalani.”
5Kwe kubabuuza nti, “Labbaani mutabani wa Nakoli mumumanyi?” Ne bamuddamu nti, “Tumumanyi.”
6N’abuuza nti, “Ali bulungi?” Ne baddamu nti, “Ali bulungi, era laba Laakeeri muwala we wuuli ajja n’endiga!”
7N’abagamba nti, “Mulabe, obudde bukyali bwa ttuntu, ekiseera tekinnatuuka okukuŋŋaanya ensolo awamu, muzinywese mulyoke mugende muzirunde.”
8Bo kwe kumuddamu nti, “Ekyo tetusobola kukikola ng’ebisibo byonna tebinnakuŋŋaanyizibwa, nga n’ejjinja terinaggyibwa ku mumwa gw’oluzzi, olwo ne tunywesa endiga.”
Yakobo Asisinkana Laakeeri
929:9 Kuv 2:16Yakobo bwe yali akyayogera nabo, Laakeeri n’atuuka n’endiga za kitaawe. Kubanga ye yali azirunda. 1029:10 Kuv 2:17Yakobo bwe yalaba Laakeeri, muwala wa Labbaani, mwannyina nnyina, n’endiga za Labbaani, n’agenda n’ayiringisa ejjinja okuva ku mumwa gw’oluzzi n’anywesa endiga za Labbaani. 1129:11 Lub 33:4Yakobo n’alyoka agwa Laakeeri mu kifuba, n’ayimusa eddoboozi n’akaaba. 1229:12 a Lub 13:8; 14:14, 16 b Lub 24:28Yakobo n’alyoka ategeeza Laakeeri nti, waluganda ne kitaawe, era ye mutabani wa Lebbeeka. Laakeeri kwe kudduka n’ategeeza kitaawe.
1329:13 Lub 24:29Awo Labbaani bwe yawulira ebya Yakobo, mutabani wa mwannyina, n’adduka okumusisinkana, n’amugwa mu kifuba n’amulamusa bulungi, n’amutwala mu nnyumba ye. Yakobo n’ategeeza Labbaani byonna ebyaliwo. 1429:14 Lub 2:23; Bal 9:2; 2Sa 19:12-13Labbaani n’agamba nti, “Mazima oli ggumba lyange, era nnyama ya mubiri gwange! N’abeera naye omwezi mulamba.” 15Awo Labbaani n’agamba Yakobo nti, “Olw’okubanga oli waluganda ky’onoova ompeerereza obwereere? Ntegeeza empeera yo bw’eneebanga.”
16Labbaani yalina bawala be babiri; erinnya ly’omukulu nga ye Leeya ne ly’omuto nga ye Laakeeri. 17Leeya yali manafu, kyokka ye Laakeeri nga mulungi era nga w’amaanyi. 1829:18 Kos 12:12Yakobo yayagala Laakeeri, era n’agamba Labbaani nti, “Nzija kukuweereza29:18 Anaawasa omugole ye yawangayo ebintu ebyogereza omuwala eri kitaawe w’omuwala (34:12). Kyokka bw’atabanga na kya kuwaayo, yapakasanga ewa kitaawe w’omuwala okumala ebbanga lye baalagaananga. emyaka musanvu olwa muwala wo omuto Laakeeri.”
19Labbaani kwe kumuddamu nti, “Kituufu okumuwa ggwe ne ssimuwa musajja mulala yenna. Beera nange.” 2029:20 Lu 8:7; Kos 12:12Bw’atyo Yakobo n’akolerera Laakeeri emyaka musanvu, naye ne giba ng’ennaku obunaku gy’ali kubanga yamwagala nnyo.
2129:21 Bal 15:1Awo Yakobo n’agamba Labbaani nti, “Kale mpa mukazi wange, mmutwale, kubanga ekiseera kye twalagaana nkimazeeko.”
2229:22 Bal 14:10; Yk 2:1-2Labbaani kwe kukuŋŋaanya abantu b’ekifo ekyo, n’akola embaga. 23Naye mu kiro Labbaani n’atwala muwala we Leeya n’amuwa Yakobo okumutwala okuba mukazi we.29:23 Abakazi abafumbo beebikkiriranga, nga n’amaaso tegalabika. 24Labbaani yali awadde Leeya Zirupa amuweerezenga.
2529:25 a Lub 12:18 b Lub 27:36Bwe bwakya, Yakobo n’alaba nga bamuwadde Leeya. Kwe kugamba Labbaani nti, “Onkoze ki kino? Saakuweereza lwa Laakeeri? Kale lwaki onimbye?” 26Labbaani n’amuddamu nti, “Mu nsi yaffe tekiri mu buwangwa bwaffe, omuto okusooka omukulu okufumbirwa. 2729:27 Bal 14:12Sooka omale n’ono wiiki eno emu, n’oli tugenda kumukuwa; kyokka olimukolerera okumala emyaka emirala musanvu.”
28Ekyo Yakobo n’akikkiriza, n’amalako wiiki emu eyo, Labbaani n’alyoka amuwa Laakeeri muwala we okuba mukazi we. 2929:29 a Lub 30:3 b Lub 16:1Labbaani n’awa Laakeeri Biira amuweerezenga. 3029:30 a nny 16 b Lub 31:41Yakobo n’atwala Laakeeri n’aba mukazi we; n’ayagala Laakeeri okusinga Leeya, n’aweereza Labbaani emyaka egyo emirala omusanvu.
Abaana ba Yakobo
3129:31 a Ma 21:15-17 b Lub 11:30; 30:1; Zab 127:3Mukama bwe yalaba nga Leeya akyayibbwa n’aggula olubuto lwe. Laakeeri ye yali mugumba. 3229:32 Lub 16:11; 31:42; Kuv 4:31; Ma 26:7; Zab 25:18Leeya n’aba olubuto, n’azaala omwana wabulenzi. N’amutuuma erinnya Lewubeeni, ng’agamba nti, “Kubanga Mukama alabye okubonyaabonyezebwa kwange: ddala baze ananjagala.”
3329:33 Lub 34:25; 49:5N’aba olubuto olulala, n’azaala omwana mulenzi, n’agamba nti, “Kubanga Mukama alabye nga ndi mukyawe, kyavudde ampa omwana owoobulenzi omulala; n’amutuuma erinnya Simyoni.” 3429:34 a Lub 30:20; 1Sa 1:2-4 b Lub 49:5-7Ate n’aba olubuto n’azaala omwana mulenzi, n’agamba nti, “Kale kaakano baze ajja kuba bumu nange, kubanga mmuzaalidde abaana abalenzi basatu.” Omwana kyeyava atuumwa Leevi.
3529:35 Lub 49:8; Mat 1:2-3Era Leeya n’aba olubuto n’azaala omwana wabulenzi, n’agamba nti, “Ku luno nzija kutendereza Mukama,” kyeyava amutuuma Yuda; n’alekayo okuzaala.
Jacob Arrives in Paddan Aram
1Then Jacob continued on his journey. He came to the land where the eastern tribes lived. 2There he saw a well in the open country. Three flocks of sheep were lying near it. The flocks were given water from the well. The stone over the opening of the well was large. 3All the flocks would gather there. The shepherds would roll the stone away from the well’s opening. They would give water to the sheep. Then they would put the stone back in its place over the opening of the well.
4Jacob asked the shepherds, “My friends, where are you from?”
“We’re from Harran,” they replied.
5He said to them, “Do you know Nahor’s grandson Laban?”
“Yes, we know him,” they answered.
6Then Jacob asked them, “How is he?”
“He’s fine,” they said. “Here comes his daughter Rachel with the sheep.”
7“Look,” he said, “the sun is still high in the sky. It’s not time for the flocks to be brought together. Give water to the sheep and take them back to the grasslands.”
8“We can’t,” they replied. “We have to wait until all the flocks are brought together. The stone has to be rolled away from the opening of the well. Then we’ll give water to the sheep.”
9He was still talking with them when Rachel came with her father’s sheep. It was her job to take care of the flock. 10Rachel was the daughter of Laban, Jacob’s uncle. When Jacob saw Rachel with Laban’s sheep, he went over to the well. He rolled the stone away from the opening. He gave water to his uncle’s sheep. 11Jacob kissed Rachel. Then he began to cry because he was so happy. 12He had told Rachel he was a relative of her father. He had also said he was Rebekah’s son. Rachel ran and told her father what Jacob had said.
13As soon as Laban heard the news about his sister’s son Jacob, he hurried to meet him. Laban hugged Jacob and kissed him. Then Laban brought him to his home. There Jacob told him everything. 14Then Laban said to him, “You are my own flesh and blood.”
Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
Jacob stayed with Laban for a whole month. 15Then Laban said to him, “You are one of my relatives. But is that any reason for you to work for me for nothing? Tell me what your pay should be.”
16Laban had two daughters. The name of the older one was Leah. And the name of the younger one was Rachel. 17Leah was plain, but Rachel was beautiful. She had a nice figure. 18Jacob was in love with Rachel. He said to Laban, “I’ll work for you for seven years so I can marry your younger daughter Rachel.”
19Laban said, “It’s better for me to give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me.” 20So Jacob worked for seven years so he could marry Rachel. But they seemed like only a few days to him because he loved her so much.
21Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife. I’ve completed my time. I want to sleep with her.”
22So Laban brought all the people of the place together and had a feast prepared. 23But when evening came, he gave his daughter Leah to Jacob. And Jacob slept with her. 24Laban gave his female servant Zilpah to his daughter as her servant.
25When Jacob woke up the next morning, there was Leah next to him! So he said to Laban, “What have you done to me? I worked for you so I could marry Rachel, didn’t I? Why did you trick me?”
26Laban replied, “It isn’t our practice here to give the younger daughter to be married before the older one. 27Complete this daughter’s wedding week. Then we’ll give you the younger one also. But you will have to work for another seven years.”
28So Jacob completed the week with Leah. Then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife. 29Laban gave his female servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her servant. 30Jacob slept with Rachel also. He loved Rachel more than he loved Leah. And he worked for Laban for another seven years.
Jacob Becomes the Father of Many Children
31The Lord saw that Jacob didn’t love Leah as much as he loved Rachel. So he let Leah have children. But Rachel wasn’t able to have children. 32Leah became pregnant. She had a son. She named him Reuben. She said, “The Lord has seen me suffer. Surely my husband will love me now.”
33She became pregnant again. She had a son. Then she said, “The Lord heard that Jacob doesn’t love me very much. That’s why the Lord gave me this one too.” So she named him Simeon.
34She became pregnant again. She had a son. Then she said, “Now at last my husband will value me. I have had three sons by him.” So the boy was named Levi.
35She became pregnant again. She had a son. Then she said, “This time I’ll praise the Lord.” So she named him Judah. Then she stopped having children.