New Amharic Standard Version

ዘፍጥረት 21:1-34

የይስሐቅ መወለድ

1እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) በተናገረው መሠረት ሣራን አሰባት፤ የገባውንም ተስፋ ፈጸመላት። 2ሣራ ፀነሰች፤ ልክ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ባለው ጊዜ ለአብርሃም ወንድ ልጅ ወለደችለት። 3አብርሃም፣ ሣራ የወለደችለትን ልጅ ስሙን ይስሐቅ21፥3 ይስሐቅ ማለት ይሥቃል ማለት ነው አለው። 4አብርሃም፣ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ባዘዘው መሠረት ልጁን ይስሐቅን በተወለደ በስምንተኛው ቀን ገረዘው። 5አብርሃም፣ ልጁ ይስሐቅ ሲወለድለት፣ ዕድሜው መቶ ዓመት ነበረ።

6ሣራም፣ “እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ሣቅ አድሎኛል፤ ስለዚህ፣ ይህን የሚሰማ ሁሉ ከእኔ ጋር ይሥቃል” አለች። 7ደግሞም፣ “ለመሆኑ፣ ‘ሣራ ልጆች ታጠባለች’ ብሎ ለአብርሃም ማን ተናግሮት ያውቅ ነበር? ይኸው በስተርጅናው ወንድ ልጅ ወለድሁለት” አለች።

የአጋርና የእስማኤል መባረር

8ሕፃኑ አደገ፤ ጡት መጥባቱንም ተወ። አብርሃምም ይስሐቅ ጡት በጣለባት ዕለት ታላቅ ድግስ ደገሰ። 9በሌላ በኩል ደግሞ፣ ግብፃዊቷ አጋር ለአብርሃም የወለደችለት እስማኤል፣ በይስሐቅ ሲያሾፍበት ሣራ አየች፤ 10አብርሃምንም፣ “ይህችን ባሪያ ከነልጇ አባርልኝ፤ ምንም ቢሆን የዚህች ባሪያ ልጅ፣ ከልጄ ከይስሐቅ ጋር ውርስ አይካፈልም አለች።”

11እስማኤል ልጁ ስለ ሆነ ነገሩ አብርሃምን እጅግ አስጨነቀው። 12እግዚአብሔርም (ኤሎሂም) አብርሃምን እንዲህ አለው፤ “ስለ ልጁም ሆነ ስለ አገልጋይህ አሳብ አይግባህ፤ ዘር የሚጠራልህ በይስሐቅ በኩል ስለ ሆነ፣ ሣራ የምትልህን ሁሉ ስማ። 13የአገልጋይህም ልጅ የራስህ ልጅ ስለ ሆነ፣ እርሱንም ታላቅ ሕዝብ አደርገዋለሁ።”

14በማግስቱ አብርሃም ማልዶ ተነሣ። ጥቂት ምግብ ወስዶ፣ ውሃ በእርኮት አድርጎ ለአጋር ሰጣት፤ በትከሻዋም አሸክሞአት ከነልጇ አሰናበታት። እርሷም ሄደች፤ በቤርሳቤህም ምድረ በዳ ትንከራተት ጀመር።

15በእርኮት የነበረው ውሃ ባለቀ ጊዜ፣ ልጁን ከአንድ ቊጥቋጦ ሥር አስቀመጠችው። 16ከዚያም፣ “ልጁ ሲሞት ዐይኔ አያይም” ብላ፣ የቀስት ውርወራ ያህል ርቃ ዐረፍ አለች፤ እርሷም21፥16 ዕብራይስጡና ሰብዐ ሊቃናት ልጁ ይላሉ። እየተንሰቀሰቀች ታለቅስ ጀመር።

17እግዚአብሔርም (ኤሎሂም) የልጁን ጩኸት ሰማ። የእግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) መልአክ ከሰማይ አጋርን እንዲህ አላት፤ “አጋር ሆይ፤ ምን ሆነሻል? ልጅሽ ከተኛበት ሲያለቅስ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ሰምቶታል፤ ስለዚህ አትፍሪ። 18ተነሥተሽ ልጁን አንሺው፤ ያዢውም፤ ታላቅ ሕዝብ አደርገዋለሁና።”

19እግዚአብሔርም (ኤሎሂም) ዐይኖቿን ከፈተላት፤ የውሃ ጒድጓድም አየች፤ ሄዳም በእርኮቱ ውሃ ሞልታ ልጇን አጠጣች።

20እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ከልጁ ጋር ነበር፤ ልጁም እያደገ ሄደ፤ መኖሪያውንም በምድረ በዳ ውስጥ አደረገ፤ ጐበዝ ቀስተኛም ሆነ። 21በፋራን ምድረ በዳ ሳለም፣ እናቱ ከግብፅ አንዲት ሴት አምጥታ አጋባችው።

በቤርሳቤህ የተደረገው ስምምነት

22በዚያን ጊዜ አቢሜሊክ ከሰራዊቱ አለቃ ከፊኮል ጋር ሆኖ አብርሃምን እንዲህ አለው፤ “በምታደርገው ነገር ሁሉ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ከአንተ ጋር ነው። 23እንግዲህ እኔንና ልጆቼን፣ ዘሬንም በመሸንገል አንዳች ክፉ ነገር እንዳታደርስብን በእግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም) ፊት ማልልኝ። እኔ ለአንተ ቸርነት እንዳደረግሁ፣ አንተም ለእኔና በእንግድነት ለተቀመጥህባት ለዚች ምድር ቸርነት አድርግ።”

24አብርሃምም፣ “እሺ፤ እምላለሁ” አለ።

25ከዚያም አብርሃም፣ የአቢሜሌክ አገልጋዮቹ ነጥቀው ስለያዙበት የውሃ ጒድጓድ መከፋቱን ለአቢሜሌክ ገለጠለት። 26አቢሜሌክም፣ “መቼም ይህን ድርጊት ማን እንደ ፈጸመ በበኩሌ አላውቅም፤ አንተም አልነገርኸኝም፤ ነገሩንም ገና አሁን መስማቴ ነው” አለው።

27ስለዚህ አብርሃም፣ በጎችና ከብቶች አምጥቶ ለአቢሜሌክ ሰጠው፤ ሁለቱም በመካከላቸው የስምምነት ውል አደረጉ። 28አብርሃም ከመንጋው ሰባት እንስት በጎች ለየ፤ 29አቢሜሌክም፣ “እነዚህን ሰባት እንስት በጎች ለይተህ ለብቻ ያቆምሃቸው ለምንድ ነው?” ሲል አብርሃምን ጠየቀው።

30አብርሃምም፣ “ይህን የውሃ ጒድጓድ የቈፈርሁ እኔ ለመሆኔ ምስክር እንዲሆን እነዚህን ሰባት እንስት በጎች እንካ ተቀበለኝ” አለው።

31ስለዚህ ቦታው፣ ሁለቱ ተማምለው የተስማሙበት ስፍራ በመሆኑ ቤርሳቤህ21፥31 ቤርሳቤህ ማለት ሰባት የውሃ ጒድጓድ ወይም የመሐላ የውሃ ጒድጓድ ማለት ሊሆን ይችላል። ተባለ።

32በቤርሳቤህ የስምምነት ውል ካደረጉ በኋላ፣ አቢሜሌክና የሰራዊቱ አለቃ ፊኮል ወደ ፍልስጥኤማውያን ምድር ተመለሱ። 33አብርሃምም በቤርሳቤህ የተምር ዛፍ ተከለ፤ በዚያም የዘላለም አምላክን (ኤል ኦላም) ስም ጠራ። 34አብርሃምም በፍልስጥኤማውያን ምድር ለረጅም ጊዜ በእንግድነት ኖረ።

New International Version – UK

Genesis 21:1-34

The birth of Isaac

1Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. 2Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. 3Abraham gave the name Isaac21:3 Isaac means he laughs. to the son Sarah bore him. 4When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God commanded him. 5Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.

6Sarah said, ‘God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.’ 7And she added, ‘Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.’

Hagar and Ishmael sent away

8The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast. 9But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking, 10and she said to Abraham, ‘Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac.’

11The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son. 12But God said to him, ‘Do not be so distressed about the boy and your slave woman. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring21:12 Or seed will be reckoned. 13I will make the son of the slave into a nation also, because he is your offspring.’

14Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the Desert of Beersheba.

15When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes. 16Then she went off and sat down about a bow-shot away, for she thought, ‘I cannot watch the boy die.’ And as she sat there, she21:16 Hebrew; Septuagint the child began to sob.

17God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, ‘What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. 18Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.’

19Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.

20God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer. 21While he was living in the Desert of Paran, his mother got a wife for him from Egypt.

The treaty at Beersheba

22At that time Abimelek and Phicol the commander of his forces said to Abraham, ‘God is with you in everything you do. 23Now swear to me here before God that you will not deal falsely with me or my children or my descendants. Show to me and the country where you now reside as a foreigner the same kindness that I have shown to you.’

24Abraham said, ‘I swear it.’

25Then Abraham complained to Abimelek about a well of water that Abimelek’s servants had seized. 26But Abimelek said, ‘I don’t know who has done this. You did not tell me, and I heard about it only today.’

27So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelek, and the two men made a treaty. 28Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock, 29and Abimelek asked Abraham, ‘What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs you have set apart by themselves?’

30He replied, ‘Accept these seven lambs from my hand as a witness that I dug this well.’

31So that place was called Beersheba,21:31 Beersheba can mean well of seven or well of the oath. because the two men swore an oath there.

32After the treaty had been made at Beersheba, Abimelek and Phicol the commander of his forces returned to the land of the Philistines. 33Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the Lord, the Eternal God. 34And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time.