Luganda Contemporary Bible

Olubereberye 22:1-24

Katonda Agezesa Ibulayimu

122:1 Ma 8:2, 16; Beb 11:17; Yak 1:12-13Awo oluvannyuma lw’ebyo, Katonda n’agezesa Ibulayimu, n’amuyita nti, “Ibulayimu!”

N’addamu nti, “Nze nzuuno.”

222:2 a nny 12, 16; Yk 3:16; Beb 11:17; 1Yk 4:9 b 2By 3:1Katonda n’amugamba nti, “Twala mutabani wo, mutabani wo omu yekka, Isaaka, gw’oyagala, ogende mu nsi Moliya ku lumu ku nsozi lwe ndikulaga omuweereyo eyo okuba ekiweebwayo ekyokebwa.”

3Ibulayimu n’agolokoka ku makya n’ateeka amatandiiko ku ndogoyi ye, n’atwala babiri ku baweereza be abasajja ne Isaaka mutabani we, n’ayasa enku ez’ekiweebwayo ekyokebwa, n’asituka n’agenda mu kifo Katonda kye yamugamba. 4Ku lunaku olwokusatu Ibulayimu n’ayimusa amaaso ge n’alengera ekifo. 5Awo Ibulayimu n’agamba balenzi be nti, “Musigale wano n’endogoyi, nze n’omulenzi tugende eri tusinze, tulyoke tukomewo.”

622:6 Yk 19:17Ibulayimu n’addira enku ez’ekiweebwayo ekyokebwa n’azitikka Isaaka mutabani we, ye n’akwata omuliro n’akambe, ne bagenda bombi. 722:7 Lv 1:10Isaaka n’agamba Ibulayimu nti, “Taata.”

Ibulayimu n’amuddamu nti, “Nzuuno mwana wange.”

Isaaka n’amubuuza nti, “Laba, omuliro n’enku biibino, naye omwana gw’endiga ogw’ekiweebwayo ekyokebwa guluwa?” 8Ibulayimu n’amuddamu nti, “Mwana wange, Katonda aneefunira omwana gw’endiga ogw’ekiweebwayo ekyokebwa.” Kale ne bagenda bombi.

Ibulayimu Awaayo Isaaka

922:9 Beb 11:17-19; Yak 2:21Bwe baatuuka mu kifo Katonda kye yamugamba, Ibulayimu n’azimba ekyoto, n’atindikira enku, n’asiba omwana we Isaaka, n’amuteeka ku kyoto ku nku. 10Awo Ibulayimu n’akwata ekiso, n’agolola omukono gwe atte omwana we. 11Naye malayika wa Mukama n’amukoowoola ng’asinziira mu ggulu, n’agamba nti, “Ibulayimu! Ibulayimu!”

Ibulayimu n’addamu nti, “Nze nzuuno.” N’amugamba nti, 1222:12 a 1Sa 15:22; Yak 2:21-22 b nny 2; Yk 3:16“Togolola mukono gwo ku mulenzi so tomukola kintu na kimu, kubanga kaakano ntegedde nti otya Katonda, ndabye nti omwana wo tomunnyimye, omwana wo omu yekka bw’ati.”

1322:13 Bar 8:32Awo Ibulayimu n’ayimusa amaaso, n’alaba, era laba, emabega we endiga ennume ng’eri mu kisaka ng’amayembe gaayo mwe galaalidde. Ibulayimu n’agenda n’addira endiga eyo n’agiwaayo okuba ekiweebwayo ekyokebwa, mu kifo ky’omwana we. 1422:14 nny 8Ibulayimu kyeyava atuuma ekifo ekyo erinnya Yakuwayire, era ne kaakano bwe kiyitibwa nti ku lusozi lwa Mukama anaagabiriranga.

15Awo malayika wa Mukama n’ayita Ibulayimu omulundi ogwokubiri ng’asinziira mu ggulu, 1622:16 Luk 1:73; Beb 6:13n’amugamba nti, “Nze Mukama neerayiridde, nga bw’okoze kino, n’otonnyima mwana wo omu yekka bw’ati, 1722:17 a Beb 6:14* b Lub 15:5 c Lub 26:24; 32:12 d Lub 24:60ddala ndikuwa omukisa, era ndyaza ezzadde lyo, ne liba ng’emmunyeenye ez’eggulu era ng’omusenyu oguli ku lubalama lw’ennyanja. Era ezzadde lyo balitwala eby’abalabe baabwe, 1822:18 a Lub 12:2, 3; Bik 3:25*; Bag 3:8* b nny 10era mu zzadde lyo amawanga gonna mwe galiweerwa omukisa, kubanga ogondedde eddoboozi lyange.”

19Ibulayimu n’alyoka addayo eri abavubuka be, ne basitula ne balaga e Beeruseba.

2022:20 Lub 11:29Awo mu biro ebyo ne babuulira Ibulayimu nti, “Laba Mirika azaalidde Nakoli muganda wo abaana: Uzi ye mubereberye,

21ne muto we ye Buzi, ne Kemweri kitaawe wa Alamu,

22ne Kesedi, ne Kazo, ne Pirudaasi, ne Yidulaafu ne Besweri.”

2322:23 Lub 24:15Era Besweri yazaala Lebbeeka.

Abaana abo omunaana Mirika be yazaalira Nakoli muganda wa Ibulayimu.

24Ate ne mukazi we omulala Lewuma n’azaalira Nakoli, abaana aboobulenzi era be bano:

Teba, ne Gakamu, ne Takasi, ne Maaka.

New International Reader’s Version

Genesis 22:1-24

God Tests Abraham

1Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”

“Here I am,” Abraham replied.

2Then God said, “Take your son, your only son. He is the one you love. Take Isaac. Go to the place called Moriah. Give your son to me there as a burnt offering. Sacrifice him on the mountain I will show you.”

3Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took two of his servants and his son Isaac with him. He cut enough wood for the burnt offering. Then he started out for the place God had shown him. 4On the third day Abraham saw the place a long way off. 5He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey. I and the boy will go over there and worship. Then we’ll come back to you.”

6Abraham had his son Isaac carry the wood for the burnt offering. He himself carried the fire and the knife. And the two of them walked on together. 7Then Isaac said to his father Abraham, “Father?”

“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.

“The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said. “But where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”

8Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them walked on together.

9They reached the place God had shown Abraham. There Abraham built an altar. He arranged the wood on it. He tied up his son Isaac. Abraham placed him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10Then he reached out his hand. He picked up the knife to kill his son. 11But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven. He said, “Abraham! Abraham!”

“Here I am,” Abraham replied.

12“Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not harm him. Now I know that you would do anything for God. You have not held back from me your son, your only son.”

13Abraham looked around. There in a bush he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram. He sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14So Abraham named that place The Lord Will Provide. To this day people say, “It will be provided on the mountain of the Lord.”

15The angel of the Lord called out to Abraham from heaven a second time. 16He said, “I am giving you my word that I will bless you. I will bless you because of what you have done,” announces the Lord. “You have not held back your son, your only son. 17So I will certainly bless you. I will make the children born into your family as many as the stars in the sky. I will make them as many as the grains of sand on the seashore. They will take over the cities of their enemies. 18All nations on earth will be blessed because of your children. All these things will happen because you have obeyed me.”

19Then Abraham returned to his servants. They started out together for Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in Beersheba.

Nahor’s Sons

20Some time later Abraham was told, “Milkah has become a mother. She has had sons by your brother Nahor.

21Uz was born first. Then came his brother Buz.

Kemuel was born next. He became the father of Aram.

22Milkah’s other sons are Kesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph and Bethuel.”

23Bethuel became the father of Rebekah.

Milkah had the eight sons by Abraham’s brother Nahor.

24Nahor had a concubine named Reumah. She also had sons.

They were Tebah, Gaham, Tahash and Maakah.