New Amharic Standard Version

ዘፍጥረት 35:1-29

ያዕቆብ ወደ ቤቴል ተመለሰ

1እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ያዕቆብን፣ “ተነሥና ወደ ቤቴል ውጣ፤ እዚያም ተቀመጥ፤ ከወንድምህ ከዔሳው ሸሽተህ በሄድህ ጊዜ ለተገለጠልህ አምላክ (ኤል) በዚያ መሠዊያ ሥራ” አለው።

2ስለዚህም ያዕቆብ ለቤቱ ሰዎችና አብረውት ለነበሩት ሁሉ እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “በእናንተ ዘንድ ያሉትን ባዕዳን አማልክት አስወግዱ፤ ሰውነታችሁን አንጹ፤ ልብሳችሁንም ለውጡ። 3ተነሥተን ወደ ቤቴል እንውጣ፤ እዚያም በመከራዬ ጊዜ ለሰማኝ፣ በሄድሁበትም ስፍራ ሁሉ ላልተለየኝ አምላክ (ኤል) መሠዊያ እሠራለሁ።” 4ስለዚህ በእነርሱ ዘንድ የነበሩትን ባዕዳን አማልክት ሰብስበው፣ የጆሮ ጒትቾቻቸውን አውልቀው ለያዕቆብ ሰጡት። ያዕቆብም ወስዶ ሴኬም አጠገብ ካለው ወርካ ዛፍ ሥር ቀበራቸው። 5ያንንም ቦታ ለቀው ሄዱ፤ እግዚአብሔርም (ኤሎሂም) በዙሪያቸው በነበሩት ከተሞች ሁሉ ላይ ፍርሀትና ድንጋጤ ስለ ለቀቀባቸው ያሳደዳቸው አልነበረም።

6ያዕቆብና አብረውት የነበሩት ሰዎች ሁሉ፣ በከነዓን ወደምትገኘው፣ ቤቴል ወደተባለችው ወደ ሎዛ ደረሱ። 7ያዕቆብም በዚያ ስፍራ መሠዊያ ሠርቶ፣ ስሙን ኤል-ቤቴል35፥7 ኤል-ቤቴል ማለት የቤቴል አምላክ ማለት ነው። አለው፤ ምክንያቱም ከወንድሙ ሸሽቶ በሄደ ጊዜ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) የተገለጠለት በዚህ ቦታ ነበር።

8በዚህ ጊዜ የርብቃ ሞግዚት ዲቦራ ሞተች፤ ከቤቴል ዝቅ ብሎ በሚገኘው የዋርካ ዛፍ ሥር ተቀበረች። ከዚህ የተነሣም ያ ቦታ አሎንባኩት35፥8 አሎንባኩት ማለት የለቅሶ ዋርካ ማለት ነው። ተባለ።

9ያዕቆብ ከሰሜን ምዕራብ መስጴጦምያ ከተመለሰ በኋላ፣ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ለያዕቆብ ዳግመኛ ተገለጠለት፤ ባረከውም። 10እግዚአብሔርም (ኤሎሂም)፣ “እስካሁን ስምህ ያዕቆብ35፥10 ያዕቆብ ማለት ተረከዝ ይይዛል ማለት ነው፤ በምሳሌያዊ አገላለጽ ያታልላል ማለት ነው። ነበረ፤ ከእንግዲህ ያዕቆብ ተብለህ አትጠራም፤ ነገር ግን ስምህ እስራኤል35፥10 እስራኤል ማለት ከእግዚአብሔር ጋር ታገለ ማለት ነው። ይባላል” አለው።

ስለዚህም እስራኤል ብሎ ጠራው።

11ደግሞም እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ያዕቆብን እንዲህ አለው፤ “እኔ ሁሉን ማድረግ የሚችል35፥11 በዕብራይስጥ ኤልሻዳይ ማለት ነው። አምላክ ነኝ፤ ብዛ ተባዛ፤ ሕዝብና የሕዝቦች ማኅበር ከአንተ ይወጣሉ፤ ነገሥታትም ከአብራክህ ይከፈላሉ። 12ለአብርሃምና ለይስሐቅ የሰጠኋትን ምድር ለአንተ እሰጥሃለሁ፤ ከአንተም በኋላ ይህችኑ ምድር ለዘርህ እሰጣለሁ።” 13እግዚአብሔርም (ኤሎሂም) ከእርሱ ጋር ከተነጋገረበት ስፍራ ወደ ላይ ወጣ።

14ያዕቆብ እግዚእብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ከእርሱ ጋር በተነጋገረበት ስፍራ የድንጋይ ሐውልት አቆመ፤ በሐውልቱ ላይ የመጠጥ ቍርባን አፈሰሰ፤ ዘይትም አፈሰሰበት። 15ያዕቆብም፣ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ከእርሱ ጋር የተነጋገረበትን ስፍራ ቤቴል35፥15 ቤቴል ማለት የእግዚአብሔር ቤት ማለት ነው። ብሎ ጠራው።

የራሔልና የይስሐቅ መሞት

35፥23-26 ተጓ ምብ – 1ዜና 2፥1-2

16ከዚያም ከቤቴል ተነሥተው ሄዱ፤ ኤፍራታ ለመድረስ ጥቂት ሲቀራቸው ራሔልን ምጥ ያዛት፤ ምጡም ጠናባት። 17ምጡ አስጨንቆአት ሳለ፣ አዋላጇ፣ “አይዞሽ አትፍሪ፤ ሌላ ወንድ ልጅ ልትገላገይ ነው” አለቻት። 18እርሷ ግን ሕይወቷ ልታልፍ በማጣጣር ላይ ሳለች፣ ልጇን ቤንኦኒ35፥18 ቤንኦኒ ማለት የመከራዬ ልጅ ማለት ነው። አለችው፤ አባቱ ግን ብንያም35፥18 ብንያም ማለት የቀኜ ልጅ ማለት ነው። አለው።

19ራሔልም ሞተች፤ ወደ ኤፍራታ በሚወስደው መንገድ በቤተልሔም ተቀበረች። 20ያዕቆብም በራሔል መቃብር ላይ ሐውልት አቆመ፤ እስከ ዛሬም የራሔል መቃብር ምልክት ይኸው ሐውልት ነው።

21እስራኤልም ጒዞውን በመቀጠል ከጋዴር ወንዝ ባሻገር ድንኳኑን ተከለ። 22እስራኤልም በዚያ ምድር ሳለ፣ ሮቤል ከአባቱ ቁባት ከባላ ጋር ተኛ፤ እስራኤልም ድርጊቱን ሰማ።

ያዕቆብ ዐሥራ ሁለት ልጆች ነበሩት፤ እነርሱም፦

23የልያ ልጆች፦

የያዕቆብ የበኵር ልጅ ሮቤል፣

ስምዖን፣ ሌዊ፣ ይሁዳ፣ ይሳኮር፣ ዛብሎን፤

24የራሔል ልጆች፦

ዮሴፍ፣ ብንያም፤

25የራሔል አገልጋይ የባላ ልጆች፦

ዳን፣ ንፍታሌም፤

26የልያ አገልጋይ የዘለፋ ልጆች፦

ጋድ፣ አሴር ናቸው።

እነዚህ ያዕቆብ በሰሜን ምዕራብ መስጴጦምያ ሳለ የተወለዱለት ወንዶች ልጆች ነበሩ።

27ያዕቆብ አባቱ ወዳለበት ወደ መምሬ መጣ፤ አብርሃምና ይስሐቅ የኖሩባት፣ ቂርያት አርባቅ ወይም ኬብሮን የተባለችው ቦታ ናት። 28ይስሐቅ መቶ ሰማንያ ዓመት ኖረ፤ 29አርጅቶ፣ ዕድሜ ጠግቦ ሞተ፤ ወደ ወገኖቹ ተሰበሰበ፤ ልጆቹም ዔሳውና ያዕቆብ ቀበሩት።

New International Version

Genesis 35:1-29

Jacob Returns to Bethel

1Then God said to Jacob, “Go up to Bethel and settle there, and build an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you were fleeing from your brother Esau.”

2So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes. 3Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone.” 4So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods they had and the rings in their ears, and Jacob buried them under the oak at Shechem. 5Then they set out, and the terror of God fell on the towns all around them so that no one pursued them.

6Jacob and all the people with him came to Luz (that is, Bethel) in the land of Canaan. 7There he built an altar, and he called the place El Bethel,35:7 El Bethel means God of Bethel. because it was there that God revealed himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother.

8Now Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse, died and was buried under the oak outside Bethel. So it was named Allon Bakuth.35:8 Allon Bakuth means oak of weeping.

9After Jacob returned from Paddan Aram,35:9 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia; also in verse 26 God appeared to him again and blessed him. 10God said to him, “Your name is Jacob,35:10 Jacob means he grasps the heel, a Hebrew idiom for he deceives. but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel.35:10 Israel probably means he struggles with God.” So he named him Israel.

11And God said to him, “I am God Almighty35:11 Hebrew El-Shaddai; be fruitful and increase in number. A nation and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will be among your descendants. 12The land I gave to Abraham and Isaac I also give to you, and I will give this land to your descendants after you.” 13Then God went up from him at the place where he had talked with him.

14Jacob set up a stone pillar at the place where God had talked with him, and he poured out a drink offering on it; he also poured oil on it. 15Jacob called the place where God had talked with him Bethel.35:15 Bethel means house of God.

The Deaths of Rachel and Isaac

16Then they moved on from Bethel. While they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and had great difficulty. 17And as she was having great difficulty in childbirth, the midwife said to her, “Don’t despair, for you have another son.” 18As she breathed her last—for she was dying—she named her son Ben-Oni.35:18 Ben-Oni means son of my trouble. But his father named him Benjamin.35:18 Benjamin means son of my right hand.

19So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem). 20Over her tomb Jacob set up a pillar, and to this day that pillar marks Rachel’s tomb.

21Israel moved on again and pitched his tent beyond Migdal Eder. 22While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father’s concubine Bilhah, and Israel heard of it.

Jacob had twelve sons:

23The sons of Leah:

Reuben the firstborn of Jacob,

Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar and Zebulun.

24The sons of Rachel:

Joseph and Benjamin.

25The sons of Rachel’s servant Bilhah:

Dan and Naphtali.

26The sons of Leah’s servant Zilpah:

Gad and Asher.

These were the sons of Jacob, who were born to him in Paddan Aram.

27Jacob came home to his father Isaac in Mamre, near Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had stayed. 28Isaac lived a hundred and eighty years. 29Then he breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people, old and full of years. And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.