Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Mwanzo 18:1-33

Wageni Watatu

118:1 Mwa 12:7; 13:18; 14:13; 19:1; 23:10, 18; 34:20-24; Rut 4:1; Ebr 11:9; Za 69:12Bwana akamtokea Abrahamu karibu na mialoni ya Mamre wakati alipokuwa ameketi kwenye ingilio la hema lake wakati wa adhuhuri. 218:2 Mwa 17:2-3; 19:1, 10; 24:63; 32:24; 43:28; Yos 5:13; Ebr 13:2; Amu 13:6-11; Hos 12:2-4Abrahamu akainua macho akaona watu watatu wamesimama karibu naye. Alipowaona, aliharakisha kutoka kwenye ingilio la hema lake kuwalaki na kuwasujudia hadi nchi.

3Akasema, “Kama nimepata kibali machoni penu, ee bwana wangu, usimpite mtumishi wako. 418:4 Mwa 19:2; 24:32; 43:24; Amu 19:21; 2Sam 11:8; Lk 7:44Acha yaletwe maji kidogo, kisha ninyi nyote mnawe miguu yenu na mpumzike chini ya mti huu. 518:5 Amu 13:15; 19:5Niruhusuni niwapatie chakula kidogo mle, ili mpate nguvu mwendelee na safari yenu, kwa kuwa mmekuja kwa mtumishi wenu.”

Nao wakamjibu, “Vema sana, fanya kama unavyosema.”

618:6 Mwa 19:3; 2Sam 13:8Hivyo Abrahamu akaharakisha akaingia hemani kwa Sara, akamwambia, “Chukua vipimo vitatu vya unga laini haraka, ukande na uoke mikate.”

718:7 1Sam 28:24; Lk 15:23Kisha Abrahamu akakimbia kwenda kwenye kundi, akachagua ndama mzuri, laini na akampa mtumishi, ambaye aliharakisha kumtayarisha. 818:8 Isa 7:15, 22; Amu 4:19; 5:25; 6:19Kisha akaleta jibini, maziwa na nyama ya yule ndama iliyoandaliwa, akaviweka mbele ya wageni. Walipokuwa wakila, alisimama karibu nao chini ya mti.

918:9 Mwa 3:9; 24:67; Ebr 11:9Wakamuuliza, “Yuko wapi Sara mkeo?”

Akasema, “Yuko huko, ndani ya hema.”

1018:10 Mwa 17:6, 21; 21:2; 2Fal 4:16; Rum 6:6Kisha Bwana akasema, “Hakika nitakurudia tena majira kama haya mwakani na Sara mkeo atakuwa ana mwana.”

Sara alikuwa akiwasikiliza kwenye ingilio la hema, lililokuwa nyuma yake. 1118:11 Mwa 11:30; 17:17; Lk 1:18; Rum 4:19; Ebr 11:11-12Abrahamu na Sara walikuwa wazee tena waliosogea miaka, naye Sara alikuwa amekoma katika desturi ya wanawake. 1218:12 Mwa 17:17; 21:6; 1Pet 3:6Hivyo Sara akacheka kimoyomoyo alipokuwa akiwaza, “Baada ya mimi kuwa mkongwe hivi na bwana wangu amezeeka, je, nitaweza kufurahia jambo hili?”

1318:13 Mwa 17:17Ndipo Bwana akamwambia Abrahamu, “Kwa nini Sara amecheka na kusema, ‘Kweli nitazaa mtoto nami sasa ni mzee?’ 1418:14 Ay 42:2; Isa 40:29; 50:2; 51:9; Gal 4:23; Yer 32:17; Mt 19:26; Rum 4:21; 9:9; Mwa 17:19Je, kuna jambo lolote gumu lisilowezekana kwa Bwana? Nitakurudia mwakani majira kama haya, naye Sara atakuwa na mwana.”

15Sara akaogopa kwa kuwa alidanganya na kusema, “Mimi sikucheka.”

Lakini Bwana akasema, “Ndiyo, ulicheka!”

Abrahamu Aiombea Sodoma

16Wakati watu hao waliposimama ili waondoke, walielekeza nyuso zao Sodoma, Abrahamu akawatoa kitambo kidogo ili awasindikize. 1718:17 Amo 3:7; Mwa 19:24; Ay 1:16; Za 107:34Ndipo Bwana akasema, “Je, nimfiche Abrahamu jambo ninalokusudia kufanya? 1818:18 Mwa 12:2; Gal 3:8Hakika Abrahamu atakuwa taifa kubwa na lenye nguvu, kupitia kwake mataifa yote ya dunia yatabarikiwa. 1918:19 Mwa 16:11; 17:9; 22:12, 18; 26:5; Kum 4:9-10; 6:7; Isa 14:1; Efe 6:4; Yos 24:15; Yer 23:5; 2Sam 8:15; Za 17:2; 99:4Kwa maana nimemchagua yeye, ili awaongoze watoto wake na jamaa yake kufuata njia ya Bwana, kwa kuwa waadilifu na kutenda haki, ili Bwana atimize ahadi yake kwa Abrahamu.”

2018:20 Isa 1:10; Yer 23:14; Eze 16:46; Mwa 13:13; 19:13Basi Bwana akasema, “Kilio dhidi ya Sodoma na Gomora ni kikubwa sana na dhambi yao inasikitisha sana, 2118:21 Mwa 11:5kwamba nitashuka nione kama waliyoyatenda ni mabaya kiasi cha kilio kilichonifikia. Kama sivyo, nitajua.”

2218:22 Mwa 19:1, 27Basi wale watu wakageuka wakaenda kuelekea Sodoma, lakini Abrahamu akabaki amesimama mbele za Bwana. 2318:23 Kut 23:7; 2Pet 2:9; Law 4:3, 22, 27; Hes 16:22; Eze 18:4; Kum 27:25; 2Sam 24:17; Za 11:4-7; 94:21Ndipo Abrahamu akamsogelea akasema: “Je, utawaangamiza wenye haki na waovu? 2418:24 Yer 5:1Je, ikiwa watakuwepo watu wenye haki hamsini katika mji huo, hivi kweli utauangamiza na wala hutauacha kwa ajili ya hao watu hamsini wenye haki waliomo ndani yake? 2518:25 Mwa 20:4; 44:7; Kum 32:4; 1:16-17; Rum 3:6; Ay 8:3-7; 9:15; 34:10; 36:23; Isa 3:10-11; 5:20; Amo 5:15; Mal 2:17; 3:18; Amu 11:27; Za 7:11; 58:11; 75:7; 94:2; 119:137; Ebr 12:23; 2Nya 19:7; Ezr 9:15; Neh 9:33; Eze 18:25; Dan 4:37; 9:14Hilo na liwe mbali nawe, kufanya jambo kama hilo, kuwaua wenye haki pamoja na waovu, kuwatendea wenye haki sawasawa na waovu. Iwe mbali nawe! Je, Mwamuzi wa dunia yote hatafanya lililo sawa?”

26Bwana akasema, “Kama nikipata watu hamsini wenye haki katika mji wa Sodoma, nitausamehe huo mji wote kwa ajili yao.”

2718:27 Mwa 2:7; Ay 2:8Kisha Abrahamu akasema tena: “Sasa kwa kuwa nimekuwa na ujasiri wa kuzungumza na Bwana, ingawa mimi si kitu bali ni mavumbi na majivu; 28je, kama hesabu ya wenye haki imepungua watano katika hamsini, utauangamiza huo mji wote kwa ajili ya hao watano waliopungua?”

Bwana akamwambia, “Kama nikiwakuta huko watu arobaini na watano, sitauangamiza.”

29Abrahamu akazungumza naye kwa mara nyingine, “Je, kama huko watapatikana watu arobaini tu?”

Akamjibu, “Kwa ajili ya hao arobaini, sitauangamiza.”

3018:30 Mwa 44:18; Kut 32:22Ndipo akasema, “Bwana na asikasirike, lakini niruhusu nizungumze. Je, kama huko watakuwepo thelathini tu?”

Akajibu, “Sitapaangamiza ikiwa nitawakuta huko watu thelathini.”

31Abrahamu akasema, “Sasa kwa kuwa nimekuwa na ujasiri sana kuzungumza na Bwana, je, kama wakipatikana huko watu ishirini tu?”

Bwana akajibu, “Kwa ajili ya hao ishirini, sitauangamiza.”

3218:32 Amu 6:39; Yer 5:1Abrahamu akasema, “Bwana na asikasirike, lakini niruhusu nizungumze tena mara moja tu. Itakuwaje kama watapatikana huko watu kumi tu?”

Bwana akajibu, “Kwa ajili ya hao kumi, sitauangamiza.”

3318:33 Kut 31:18; Mwa 17:22; 31:55Bwana alipomaliza kuzungumza na Abrahamu, akaondoka, naye Abrahamu akarudi nyumbani kwake.

King James Version

Genesis 18:1-33

1And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;18.1 plain: Heb. plains 2And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, 3And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: 4Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: 5And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.18.5 comfort: Heb. stay18.5 are…: Heb. you have passed 6And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.18.6 Make ready…: Heb. Hasten 7And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it. 8And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

9¶ And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. 10And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. 11Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. 12Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? 13And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? 14Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. 15Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

16¶ And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way. 17And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; 18Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 19For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. 20And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; 21I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know. 22And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.

23¶ And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 24Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? 25That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? 26And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes. 27And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes: 28Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it. 29And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty’s sake. 30And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. 31And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake. 32And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake. 33And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.