Luganda Contemporary Bible

Olubereberye 32:1-32

Yakobo Yeeteekateeka Okusisinkana Esawu

132:1 Lub 16:11; 2Bk 6:16-17; Zab 34:7; 91:11; Beb 1:14Awo Yakobo n’akwata ekkubo lye, bamalayika ba Katonda ne bamusisinkana. 232:2 a Lub 28:17 b 2Sa 2:8, 29Yakobo bwe yabalaba n’agamba nti, “Lino ggye lya Katonda.” Ekifo ekyo n’alyoka akituuma Makanayimu.

332:3 a Lub 27:41-42 b Lub 25:30; 36:8, 9Awo Yakobo n’atuma ababaka eri Esawu muganda we, mu kitundu kya Seyiri32:3 Seyiri gye bujja kijja kufuuka ekifo ekikulu mu biro bya Dawudi ne Sulemaani. mu nsi ya Edomu. 4N’abagamba nti, “Mugambe mukama wange Esawu nti, ‘Omuddu wo Yakobo abadde ne Labbaani okutuusa kaakano, 532:5 a Lub 12:16; 30:43 b Lub 33:8, 10, 15alina ente, n’endogoyi, n’endiga era n’embuzi, abaweereza abakazi era n’abasajja. Kaakano aweerezza mukama we Esawu obubaka buno afune okusaasirwa mu maaso ge.’ ”

632:6 Lub 33:1Ababaka bwe baakomawo eri Yakobo ne bamugamba nti, “Twatuuka ewa muganda wo Esawu era ajja okukusisinkana ng’alina abasajja ebikumi bina.” 732:7 nny 11Olwo Yakobo n’atandika okutiira ddala, n’asoberwa. N’ayawulamu abantu be yali nabo, n’ayawulamu n’endiga, ebisibo bye yalina ne mu ŋŋamira, ebibinja bibiri, 8ng’alowooza nti, “Esawu bw’anaatuuka ku kibinja ekisooka n’akizikiriza, kale ekibinja ekisigaddewo kinadduka.”

932:9 a Lub 28:13; 31:42 b Lub 31:13Awo Yakobo n’agamba nti, “Ayi Katonda wa jjajjange Ibulayimu, era Katonda wa kitange Isaaka, Ayi Mukama eyaŋŋamba nti, ‘Ddayo mu nsi yammwe, mu bantu bo, nange nnaakugaggawazanga,’ 1032:10 Lub 24:27sisaanira wadde akatundu akatono ak’okwagala kwo okutaggwaawo, wadde obwesigwa bwonna bw’olaze omuddu wo. Kubanga nasomoka omugga guno Yoludaani nga nnina muggobuggo; naye kaakano nfuuse ebibinja bibiri. 1132:11 a Zab 59:2 b Lub 27:41Nkusaba omponye mu mukono gwa muganda wange, Esawu, kubanga mmutya, talwa kujja n’atutta ffenna awamu n’abakazi n’abaana. 1232:12 a Lub 22:17 b Lub 28:13-15; Kos 1:10; Bar 9:27Naye waŋŋamba nti, ‘Nnaakugaggawazanga, era abalikuvaamu baliba ng’omusenyu gw’ennyanja, ogutabalika obungi bwabwe.’ ”

Ekirabo kya Yakobo eri Esawu

1332:13 Lub 43:11, 15, 25, 26; Nge 18:16N’alyoka asula eyo ekiro ekyo, n’aggya ekirabo kya muganda we Esawu ku ebyo bye yalina: 14embuzi enkazi ebikumi bibiri, embuzi ennume amakumi abiri, endiga enkazi ebikumi bibiri, endiga ennume amakumi abiri, 15eŋŋamira enkazi amakumi asatu n’obwana bwazo, ente enkazi amakumi ana n’ennume kkumi, n’endogoyi enkazi amakumi abiri, n’endogoyi ennume kkumi. 16N’azikwasa abaddu be, buli kisibo ng’akyawudde, n’agamba abaddu be nti, “Kale munkulemberemu, mulekeewo ebbanga wakati wa buli kisibo.”

17N’alagira eyakulembera nti, “Esawu, muganda wange bw’anaakusisinkana n’akubuuza nti, ‘Oli muntu w’ani? Ogenda wa? Na bino by’olina by’ani?’ 1832:18 Lub 18:3N’olyoka omuddamu nti, ‘Bya muddu wo Yakobo, birabo by’aweerezza mukama wange Esawu, era tali wala naffe.’ ” 19Bw’atyo era n’alagira n’owokubiri n’owookusatu ne bonna abaagobereranga ebisibo nti, “Nammwe mwogere ebigambo bye bimu bwe musisinkana Esawu, 2032:20 Lub 33:10; Nge 21:14era mugambe nti, ‘Omuddu wo Yakobo tali wala naffe.’ ” Kubanga Yakobo yalowooza nti, “Nnaamuwooyawooya n’ekirabo ekinkulembedde, n’oluvannyuma nnaalaba amaaso ge, osanga tankole kabi.” 21Ekirabo kyekyava kimukulemberamu, ye n’asula mu kifo we yali ekiro ekyo.

Yakobo Amegganira e Penieri

2232:22 Ma 2:37; 3:16; Yos 12:2Mu kiro ekyo Yakobo n’agolokoka n’atwala bakazi be bombi, n’abaweereza be abakazi ababiri, n’abaana be ekkumi n’omu n’asomokera e Yaboki. 23N’abatwala ne byonna bye yalina n’abasomosa omugga. 2432:24 Lub 18:2Ye Yakobo n’asigala yekka, omusajja n’ameggana naye okutuusa obudde okukya. 2532:25 nny 32Omusajja bwe yalaba nga taasobole Yakobo, n’akoma ku kinywa ky’ekisambi kye. Yakobo n’atandika okuwenyera nga bw’ameggana n’omusajja. 2632:26 Kos 12:4Omusajja n’alyoka agamba Yakobo nti, “Ndeka ŋŋende kubanga obudde bugenda kukya.”

Naye Yakobo n’ayogera nti, “Sijja kukuta nga tompadde mukisa.” 27Omusajja n’amubuuza nti, “Erinnya lyo gw’ani?” N’amuddamu nti, “Yakobo.”

2832:28 Lub 17:5; 35:10; 1Bk 18:31Awo n’amugamba nti, “Tokyaddayo kuyitibwa Yakobo. Wabula onooyitibwanga Isirayiri, kubanga omegganye ne Katonda, awamu n’abantu n’owangula.”

2932:29 a Bal 13:17 b Bal 13:18 c Lub 35:9Awo ne Yakobo n’amugamba nti, “Mbuulira erinnya lyo.” Naye ye n’amuddamu nti, “Lwaki ombuuza erinnya lyange?” Awo n’amuwa omukisa.

3032:30 Lub 16:13; Kuv 24:11; Kbl 12:8; Bal 6:22; 13:22Yakobo ekifo ekyo kyeyava akiyita Penieri, ng’agamba nti, “Kubanga ndabaganye ne Katonda, kyokka obulamu bwange ne busigalawo.”

31Enjuba n’evaayo ne mwakako nga bw’asala Penieri, ng’awenyera olw’obuvune mu kisambi kye. 32Abayisirayiri kyebava batalya kinywa ky’ekisambi na buli kati, kubanga ekyo omusajja wa Katonda kye yakomako.

New International Reader’s Version

Genesis 32:1-32

Jacob Gets Ready to Meet Esau

1Jacob also went on his way. The angels of God met him. 2Jacob saw them. He said, “This is the army of God!” So he named that place Mahanaim.

3Jacob sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau. Esau lived in the land of Seir. It was also called the country of Edom. 4Jacob told the messengers what to do. He said, “Here’s what you must tell my master Esau. ‘Your servant Jacob says, “I’ve been staying with Laban. I’ve remained there until now. 5I have cattle and donkeys and sheep and goats. I also have male and female servants. Now I’m sending this message to you. I hope I can please you.” ’ ”

6The messengers came back to Jacob. They said, “We went to your brother Esau. He’s coming now to meet you. He has 400 men with him.”

7Jacob was very worried and afraid. So he separated the people with him into two groups. He also separated the flocks and herds and camels. 8He thought, “Esau might come and attack one group. If he does, the group that’s left can escape.”

9Then Jacob prayed, “You are the God of my grandfather Abraham. You are the God of my father Isaac. Lord, you are the one who said to me, ‘Go back to your country and your relatives. Then I will give you success.’ 10You have been very kind and faithful to me. But I’m not worthy of any of this. When I crossed this Jordan River, all I had was my walking stick. But now I’ve become two camps. 11Please save me from the hand of my brother Esau. I’m afraid he’ll come and attack me and the mothers with their children. 12But you have said, ‘I will surely give you success. I will make your children as many as the grains of sand on the seashore. People will not be able to count them.’ ”

13Jacob spent the night there. He chose a gift for his brother Esau from what he had with him. 14He chose 200 female goats and 20 male goats. He chose 200 female sheep and 20 male sheep. 15He chose 30 female camels with their little ones. He chose 40 cows and ten bulls. And he chose 20 female donkeys and ten male donkeys. 16He put each herd by itself. Then he put his servants in charge of them. He said to his servants, “Go on ahead of me. Keep some space between the herds.”

17Jacob spoke to his servant who was leading the way. He said, “My brother Esau will meet you. He’ll ask, ‘Who is your master? Where are you going? And who owns all these animals in front of you?’ 18Then say to Esau, ‘They belong to your servant Jacob. They are a gift to you from him. And Jacob is coming behind us.’ ”

19He also spoke to the second and third servants. He told them and all the others who followed the herds what to do. He said, “Say the same thing to Esau when you meet him. 20Make sure you say, ‘Your servant Jacob is coming behind us.’ ” Jacob was thinking, “I’ll make peace with him with these gifts I’m sending on ahead. When I see him later, maybe he’ll welcome me.” 21So Jacob’s gifts went on ahead of him. But he himself spent the night in the camp.

Jacob Wrestles With God

22That night Jacob got up. He took his two wives, his two female servants and his 11 sons and sent them across the Jabbok River. 23After they had crossed the stream, he sent over everything he owned. 24So Jacob was left alone. A man wrestled with him until morning. 25The man saw that he couldn’t win. So he touched the inside of Jacob’s hip. As Jacob wrestled with the man, Jacob’s hip was twisted. 26Then the man said, “Let me go. It is morning.”

But Jacob replied, “I won’t let you go unless you bless me.”

27The man asked him, “What is your name?”

“Jacob,” he answered.

28Then the man said, “Your name will not be Jacob anymore. Instead, it will be Israel. You have wrestled with God and with people. And you have won.”

29Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.”

But he replied, “Why do you want to know my name?” Then he blessed Jacob there.

30So Jacob named the place Peniel. He said, “I saw God face to face. But I’m still alive!”

31The sun rose above Jacob as he passed by Peniel. He was limping because of his hip. 32That’s why the Israelites don’t eat the meat attached to the inside of an animal’s hip. They don’t eat it to this day. It’s because the inside of Jacob’s hip was touched.