New Amharic Standard Version

ዘፍጥረት 23:1-20

የሣራ ሞት

1ሣራ አንድ መቶ ሃያ ሰባት ዓመት ኖረች፤ 2በከነዓን ምድር፣ በቂርያት አርባቅ ማለትም በኬብሮን ከተማ ሞተች፤ አብርሃምም ለሣራ ሊያለቅስና ሊያዝን መጣ።

3ከዚያም አብርሃም ከተቀመጠበት ከሚስቱ ሬሳ አጠገብ ተነሣ፤ ኬጢያውያንንም23፥3 ወይም የኬጢ ልጆች፤ ቍ 5፡7፡10፡16፡18 እና 20 እንዲሁ እንዲህ አላቸው፤ 4“እኔ ለአገሩ እንግዳ፣ ለሰዉ ባዳ ሆኜ በመካከላችሁ የምኖር ነኝና ለመቃብር የምትሆን ቦታ ሽጡልኝ፤ የሚስቴንም ሬሳ ልቅበርበት።”

5ኬጢያውያንም ለአብርሃም እንዲህ ሲሉ መለሱለት፤ 6“ስማን ጌታዬ፤ አንተ እኮ በእኛ ዘንድ እንደ ኀያል መስፍን ነህ፤ ከመቃብር ቦታችን በመረጥኸው ስፍራ ሬሳህን መቅበር ትችላለህ፤ ማናችንም ብንሆን የሞተብህን ሰው እንዳትቀብርበት የመቃብር ቦታችንን አንከለክልህም።”

7ከዚያም አብርሃም ተነሥቶ የአገሬውን ሕዝብ፣ ኬጢያውያንን እጅ ነሣ፤ 8እንዲህም አላቸው፤ እንድቀብር ከፈቀዳችሁልኝ፣ አንዴ ስሙኝና የሰዓርን ልጅ ኤፍሮንን ስለ እኔ ሆናችሁ ለምኑልኝ። 9ይኸውም በዕርሻው ድንበር ላይ ያለችውን መክፈላ የተባለችውን ዋሻውን እንዲሸጥልኝ ነው፤ በመካከላችሁም የመቃብር ቦታ እንድትሆነኝ በሙሉ ዋጋ እንዲሸጥልኝ ለምኑልኝ።

10ኬጢያዊው ኤፍሮንም እዚያው መካከላቸው ተቀምጦ ስለ ነበር፣ ወደ ከተማው በር መግቢያ መጥተው የተሰበሰቡት ኬጢውያን በሙሉ እየሰሙ ለአብርሃም እንዲህ ሲል መለሰለት፤ 11“እንዲህ አይደለም ጌታዬ፤ አድምጠኝ፤ ዕርሻውን በውስጡ ካለው ዋሻ ጋር ውሰደው፤ እነሆ፤ በወገኖቼ ኬጢያውያን ፊት ሰጥቼሃለሁ፤23፥11 ወይም ሸጬልሃለሁ ሬሳህን ቅበርበት።”

12አብርሃም እንደ ገና የአገሬውን ሕዝብ እጅ ነሣና 13ሁሉም እየሰሙት፣ የዕርሻውን ቦታ ዋጋ ልክፈል፤ እባክህን ተቀበለኝና ሬሳዬን ልቅበርበት” አለው።

14ኤፍሮንም ለአብርሃም እንዲህ ሲል መለሰለት፤ 15“የመሬቱ ዋጋማ አራት መቶ ጥሬ ብር23፥15 4.5 ኪ.ግ. ገደማ ይሆናል ነው፤ ታዲያ ይህ በእኔና በአንተ መካከል ምን ቁም ነገር አለው? ይልቅስ ሬሳህን ቅበርበት” አለው።

16አብርሃምም፣ ኤፍሮን በኬጢያውያን ፊት በተናገረው ዋጋ ተስማማ፤ በወቅቱም የንግድ መለኪያ መሠረት አራት መቶ ጥሬ ብር መዘነለት።

17በዚህ ሁኔታ፣ በመምሬ አጠገብ በመክፈላ ያለው የኤፍሮን ዕርሻ ቦታ ከነዋሻው በክልሉ ካሉት ዛፎች ሁሉ ጭምር ለአብርሃም በርስትነት ተላለፈ፤ 18ወደ ከተማው በር በመጡት ኬጢያውያንም ሁሉ ፊት የአብርሃም ንብረት መሆኑም ተረጋገጠለት። 19ከዚህም በኋላ አብርሃም በከነዓን ምድር፣ በመምሬ አጠገብ፣ መክፈላ በተባለች ዕርሻ ውስጥ ባለችው ዋሻ የሚስቱን የሣራን ሬሳ ቀበረ፤ ይህችም ኬብሮን ናት። 20ስለዚህ ዕርሻውና ውስጡ የሚገኘው ዋሻ የመቃብር ቦታ እንዲሆን፣ ከኬጢያውያን ለአብርሃም በርስትነት ተላለፈለት።

King James Version

Genesis 23:1-20

1And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah. 2And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

3¶ And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, 4I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. 5And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him, 6Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.23.6 a mighty…: Heb. a prince of God 7And Abraham stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth. 8And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, 9That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.23.9 as much…: Heb. full money 10And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,23.10 audience: Heb. ears 11Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead. 12And Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land. 13And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there. 14And Ephron answered Abraham, saying unto him, 15My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.

16And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.

17¶ And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure 18Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city. 19And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan. 20And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.