New Amharic Standard Version

ዘፍጥረት 26:1-35

ይስሐቅና አቢሜሌክ

26፥1-11 ተጓ ምብ – ዘፍ 12፥10-20፤ 20፥1-18

1ቀድሞ በአብርሃም ዘመን ከደረሰው ራብ ሌላ፣ በአገሩ ላይ ራብ ሆነ። ይስሐቅም የፍልስጥኤም ንጉሥ አቢሜሌክ ወደሚኖርበት ወደ ጌራራ ሄደ። 2በዚያም እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ለይስሐቅ ተገልጦ እንዲህ አለው፤ “እኔ በምነግርህ ምድር ተቀመጥ እንጂ፣ ወደ ግብፅ አትውረድ፤ 3ለጥቂት ጊዜ እዚሁ አገር ተቀመጥ፤ እኔም ካንተ ጋር እሆናለሁ፤ እባርክሃለሁም፤ ይህን ምድር በሙሉ ለአንተና ለዘርህ በመስጠት ለአባትህ ለአብርሃም በመሐላ የገባሁለትን ቃል አጸናለሁ። 4ዘርህን እንደ ሰማይ ከዋክብት አበዛለሁ፤ ይህን ምድር በሙሉ ለዘርህ እሰጣለሁ፤ የምድር ሕዝቦችም ሁሉ በዘርህ አማካይነት ይባረካሉ፤ 5ይኸውም አብርሃም ቃሌን ሰምቶ፣ ድንጋጌዬን፣ ትእዛዜን፣ ሥርዐቴንና ሕጌን በመጠበቁ ነው።” 6ስለዚህ ይስሐቅ በጌራራ ተቀመጠ።

7የዚያም አገር ሰዎች ስለ ሚስቱ በጠየቁት ጊዜ፣ “እኅቴ ናት” አለ፤ ምክንያቱም፣ “ሚስቴ ናት ብል ርብቃ ቈንጆ ስለሆነች፣ ያገሬው ሰዎች በእርሷ ምክንያት ይገድሉኛል” በማለት ፈርቶ ነበር።

8ይስሐቅ ብዙ ጊዜ በዚያ ከኖረ በኋላ፣ የፍልስጥኤም ንጉሥ አቢሜሌክ አንድ ቀን ወደ ውጭ ሲመለከት፣ ይስሐቅ ሚስቱን ርብቃን ሲዳራት አየ። 9አቢሜሌክም ይስሐቅን ጠርቶ፣ “እርሷ ሚስትህ ሆና ሳለች፣ እንዴት እኅቴ ናት ትላለህ?” አለው።

ይስሐቅም፣ “በእርሷ ሰበብ፣ ሕይወቴን እንዳላጣ ብዬ ነው” አለው። 10አቢሜሌክም መልሶ፣ “እንዲህ ያለ ነገር ያደረግህብን ለምንድን ነው? ከሰዎቻችን አንዱ ሚስትህን ቢደፍራት ኖሮ በእኛ ላይ በደል አስከትለህብን ነበር እኮ!” አለው።

11አቢሜሌክም፣ “ይህን ሰው ወይም ሚስቱን የነካ በሞት ይቀጣል” የሚል ትእዛዝ ለሕዝቡ ሁሉ አወጣ።

12ይስሐቅም በዚያች ምድር ዘር ዘራ፣ እግዚአብሔርም (ያህዌ) ባረከለትና በዚያኑ ዓመት መቶ ዕጥፍ አመረተ። 13ሰውየውም እጅግ ባለጠጋ እስኪሆን ድረስ ሀብት በሀብት ላይ እየተጨመረለት ሄደ። 14ብዙ የበግና የፍየል መንጋ፣ ብዙ ከብት፣ ብዙ አገልጋዮችም ስለ ነበሩት፣ ፍልስጥኤማውያን ተመቀኙት። 15ከዚህ የተነሣ ፍልስጥኤማውያን፣ አባቱ አብርሃም በሕይወት በነበረበት ጊዜ፣ የአብርሃም አገልጋዮች የቈፈሩአቸውን የውሃ ጒድጓዶች በሙሉ ዐፈር ሞልተው ደፈኑዋቸው።

16አቢሜሌክም ይስሐቅን፣ “ከእኛ ይልቅ ኀያል ሆነሃልና አገራችንን ልቀቅልን” አለው።

17ይስሐቅም ያን ቦታ ትቶ ሄደ፤ በጌራራ ሸለቆም ተቀመጠ። 18ይስሐቅም በአባቱ በአብርሃም ጊዜ ተቈፍረው የነበሩትን፣ አባቱ ከሞተ በኋላ ፍልስጥኤማውያን የደፈኑአቸውን የውሃ ጒድጓዶች እንደ ገና እንዲከፈቱ አደረገ፤ አባቱ ቀድሞ ባወጣላቸው ስምም መልሶ ጠራቸው።

19የይስሐቅ አገልጋዮች በሸለቆው ውስጥ ሲቈፍሩ፣ ከጒድጓዱ የሚፈልቅ ውሃ አገኙ።

20የጌራራ እረኞች ግን፣ “ውሃው የእኛ ነው” በማለት ከይስሐቅ እረኞች ጋር ጠብ አነሡ፤ ከዚህ የተነሣ ይስሐቅ ያን የውሃ ጒድጓድ ኤሴቅ26፥20 ኤሴቅ ማለት ክርክር ማለት ነው ብሎ ጠራው፤ በጒድጓዱ ምክንያት ተጣልተውታልና። 21አሁንም እንደ ገና ሌላ የውሃ ጒድጓድ ቈፈሩ፤ አሁንም ሌላ ግጭት ተፈጠረ፤ ስለዚህ የውሃ ጒድጓዱን ስጥና26፥21 ስጥና ማለት ተቃውሞ ማለት ነው ብሎ ጠራው። 22ይስሐቅም ያን ቦታ ትቶ ሌላ ስፍራ ላይ የውሃ ጒድጓድ አስቈፈረ፤ በዚህ ጊዜ ግን አንድም ሰው ጠብ አላነሣበትም፤ ስለዚህ ያን የውሃ ጒድጓድ፣ “አሁን እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ሰፊ ቦታ ሰጥቶናል፤ እኛም በምድር ላይ እንበዛለን” ሲል ርኆቦት26፥22 ርኆቦት ማለት ክፍል (የቤት) ማለት ነው ብሎ ጠራው።

23ከዚያም ይስሐቅ ወደ ቤርሳቤህ ወጣ። 24በዚያም ሌሊት እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ተገለጠለትና፣ “እኔ የአባትህ የአብርሃም አምላክ (ኤሎሂም) ነኝ፤ ከአንተ ጋር ነኝና አትፍራ፤ እባርክሃለሁ፤ ስለ አገልጋዬም ስለ አብርሃም ስል ዘርህን አበዛለሁ” አለው።

25ይስሐቅም በዚያ ስፍራ መሠዊያ ሠርቶ፣ የእግዚአብሔርን (ያህዌ) ስም ጠራ፤ ድንኳንም ተከለ፤ አገልጋዮቹም በዚያ የውሃ ጒድጓድ ቈፈሩ።

26አቢሜሌክም ከአማካሪው ከአዘኮትና ከሰራዊቱ አዛዥ ከፊኮል ጋር ከጌራራ ተነሥቶ ይስሐቅ ወዳለበት ስፍራ መጣ። 27ይስሐቅም፣ “ጠልታችሁኝ ካባረራችሁኝ በኋላ፣ አሁን ደግሞ ለምን መጣችሁ?” ብሎ ጠየቃቸው።

28እነርሱም እንዲህ አሉ፤ “እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ከአንተ ጋር መሆኑን በግልጽ ተረድተናል፤ ስለዚህም፣ ‘በመሐላ የጸና ውል በመካከላችን መኖር አለበት’ አልን፤ ይህም በእኛና በአንተ መካካል የሚጸናውል ነው፤ አሁንም ከአንተ ጋር ስምምነት እናድርግ፤ 29አንተን እንዳልጐዳንህ፣ ነገር ግን በጎነትን እንዳሳየንህና በሰላም እንደ ሸኘንህ ሁሉ፣ አንተም ክፉ እንዳታደርግብን በመካከላችን ውል ይደረግ፤ አንተን እንደሆን መቼም እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ባርኮሃል።” 30ይስሐቅም ድግስ ደግሶ፣ አበላቸው፤ አጠጣቸው። 31በማግስቱም በማለዳ ተነሥተው፣ በመካከላቸው መሐላ ፈጸሙ። ይስሐቅም አሰናበታቸው፤ እነርሱም በሰላም ሄዱ።

32በዚያኑ ዕለት፣ የይስሐቅ አገልጋዮች መጥተው ስለ ቈፈሩት የውሃ ጒድጓድ ነገሩት፤ “ውሃ እኮ አገኘን!” አሉት። 33እርሱም የውሃውን ጒድጓድ ሳቤህ26፥33 ሳቤህ ማለት መሐላ ወይም ሰባት ማለት ሊሆን ይችላል አለው፤ ከዚያም የተነሣ የከተማዪቱ ስም እስከ ዛሬ ድረስ ቤርሳቤህ ተብሎ ይጠራል።

34ዔሳው አርባ ዓመት በሆነው ጊዜ፣ የኬጢያዊውን የብኤሪን ልጅ ዮዲትን እንዲሁም የኬጢያዊውን የኤሎንን ልጅ ቤሴሞትን አገባ፤ 35በእነዚህም ሴቶች ምክንያት የይስሐቅና የርብቃ ልብ ያዝን ነበር።

New International Version

Genesis 26:1-35

Isaac and Abimelek

1Now there was a famine in the land—besides the previous famine in Abraham’s time—and Isaac went to Abimelek king of the Philistines in Gerar. 2The Lord appeared to Isaac and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live. 3Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you. For to you and your descendants I will give all these lands and will confirm the oath I swore to your father Abraham. 4I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring26:4 Or seed all nations on earth will be blessed,26:4 Or and all nations on earth will use the name of your offspring in blessings (see 48:20) 5because Abraham obeyed me and did everything I required of him, keeping my commands, my decrees and my instructions.” 6So Isaac stayed in Gerar.

7When the men of that place asked him about his wife, he said, “She is my sister,” because he was afraid to say, “She is my wife.” He thought, “The men of this place might kill me on account of Rebekah, because she is beautiful.”

8When Isaac had been there a long time, Abimelek king of the Philistines looked down from a window and saw Isaac caressing his wife Rebekah. 9So Abimelek summoned Isaac and said, “She is really your wife! Why did you say, ‘She is my sister’?”

Isaac answered him, “Because I thought I might lose my life on account of her.”

10Then Abimelek said, “What is this you have done to us? One of the men might well have slept with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us.”

11So Abimelek gave orders to all the people: “Anyone who harms this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.”

12Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him. 13The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. 14He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him. 15So all the wells that his father’s servants had dug in the time of his father Abraham, the Philistines stopped up, filling them with earth.

16Then Abimelek said to Isaac, “Move away from us; you have become too powerful for us.”

17So Isaac moved away from there and encamped in the Valley of Gerar, where he settled. 18Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug in the time of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died, and he gave them the same names his father had given them.

19Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there. 20But the herders of Gerar quarreled with those of Isaac and said, “The water is ours!” So he named the well Esek,26:20 Esek means dispute. because they disputed with him. 21Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah.26:21 Sitnah means opposition. 22He moved on from there and dug another well, and no one quarreled over it. He named it Rehoboth,26:22 Rehoboth means room. saying, “Now the Lord has given us room and we will flourish in the land.”

23From there he went up to Beersheba. 24That night the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.”

25Isaac built an altar there and called on the name of the Lord. There he pitched his tent, and there his servants dug a well.

26Meanwhile, Abimelek had come to him from Gerar, with Ahuzzath his personal adviser and Phicol the commander of his forces. 27Isaac asked them, “Why have you come to me, since you were hostile to me and sent me away?”

28They answered, “We saw clearly that the Lord was with you; so we said, ‘There ought to be a sworn agreement between us’—between us and you. Let us make a treaty with you 29that you will do us no harm, just as we did not harm you but always treated you well and sent you away peacefully. And now you are blessed by the Lord.”

30Isaac then made a feast for them, and they ate and drank. 31Early the next morning the men swore an oath to each other. Then Isaac sent them on their way, and they went away peacefully.

32That day Isaac’s servants came and told him about the well they had dug. They said, “We’ve found water!” 33He called it Shibah,26:33 Shibah can mean oath or seven. and to this day the name of the town has been Beersheba.26:33 Beersheba can mean well of the oath and well of seven.

Jacob Takes Esau’s Blessing

34When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite. 35They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.