Abrahamu Na Abimeleki
120:1 Mwa 18:1; 12:9; 14:7; 16:7; 26:3Basi Abrahamu akaendelea mbele kutoka huko hadi nchi ya Negebu na akaishi kati ya Kadeshi na Shuri. Kwa muda mfupi alikaa Gerari kama mgeni, 220:2 Mwa 12:13, 15; 26:1huko Abrahamu akasema kuhusu Sara mkewe, “Huyu ni dada yangu.” Kisha Abimeleki mfalme wa Gerari akatuma Sara aletwe, naye akamchukua.
320:3 Hes 12:6; 22:9, 20; Mwa 26:11; 28:12; 31:10, 24; 37:5-9; 40:5; 41:1; Kum 13:1; Kut 10:7; 12:33; Ay 33:15; Dan 2:1; 4:5; 1Nya 16:21; Za 105:14, 28Lakini Mungu akamjia Abimeleki katika ndoto wakati wa usiku na kumwambia, “Wewe ni kama mfu kwa sababu ya huyu mwanamke uliyemchukua; yeye ni mke wa mtu.”
420:4 Mwa 18:25Wakati huo Abimeleki alikuwa bado hajamsogelea, kwa hiyo akasema, “Je, Bwana utaliharibu taifa lisilo na hatia? 520:5 Mwa 12:19; 17:1; Za 7:8; 25:21; 26:6; 41:12Hakusema kwangu, ‘Huyu ni dada yangu,’ naye Sara pia hakusema, ‘Huyu ni kaka yangu’? Nimefanya haya kwa dhamiri njema na mikono safi.”
620:6 1Sam 25:26, 34; Mwa 13:13; Za 41:4; 51:4Kisha Mungu akamwambia katika ndoto, “Ndiyo, najua ya kwamba umefanya haya kwa dhamiri safi, kwa hiyo nimekuzuia usinitende dhambi. Ndiyo sababu sikukuacha umguse. 720:7 Kum 18:18; 34:10; 2Fal 3:11; 5:3; 1Nya 16:22; Za 105:15; Kut 8:8; Hes 11:2; 12:13; 1Sam 7:5; 1Fal 13:6; Ay 42:8; Yer 18:20; 37:3; 42:2; Za 9:5Sasa umrudishe huyo mke wa mtu, kwa maana ni nabii, naye atakuombea nawe utaishi. Lakini kama hutamrudisha, ujue kwa hakika kuwa wewe na watu wako wote mtakufa.”
8Kesho yake asubuhi na mapema Abimeleki akawaita maafisa wake wote, na baada ya kuwaambia yote yaliyotokea, waliogopa sana. 920:9 Mwa 12:18; 34:7Kisha Abimeleki akamwita Abrahamu na kumwambia, “Wewe umetufanyia nini? Nimekukosea nini hata ukaleta hatia kubwa namna hii juu yangu na ufalme wangu? Umenifanyia mambo ambayo hayakupasa kufanyika.” 10Abimeleki akamuuliza Abrahamu, “Ulikuwa na kusudi gani kufanya hivi?”
1120:11 Mwa 12:12; 31:31; 42:18; Neh 5:15; Ay 31:23; Za 36:1; Mit 16:6Abrahamu akajibu, “Niliwaza kwamba, ‘Hakika hakuna hofu ya Mungu mahali hapa, nao wataniua kwa sababu ya mke wangu.’ 1220:12 Mwa 12:13Pamoja na hayo, ni kweli kwamba yeye ni dada yangu, binti wa baba yangu ingawa si mtoto wa mama yangu; basi akawa mke wangu. 1320:13 Kum 26:5; 1Nya 16:20; Isa 30:28; 63:17; Mwa 12:1Wakati Bwana aliponifanya nisafiri mbali na nyumbani mwa baba yangu, nilimwambia, ‘Hivi ndivyo utakavyoonyesha pendo lako kwangu: Kila mahali tutakapokwenda, kuhusu mimi sema, “Huyu ni kaka yangu.” ’ ”
1420:14 Mwa 12:16Kisha Abimeleki akatwaa kondoo na ngʼombe, na watumwa wa kiume na wa kike akampa Abrahamu, akamrudisha Sara kwa mumewe. 1520:15 Mwa 13:9; 45:18Abimeleki akasema, “Nchi yangu iko mbele yako, ishi popote unapotaka.”
16Akamwambia Sara, “Ninampa kaka yako shekeli elfu moja za fedha. Hii ni kufidia kosa lililofanyika dhidi yako mbele ya wote walio pamoja nawe; haki yako imethibitishwa kabisa.”
1720:17 Ay 42:9Kisha Abrahamu akamwomba Mungu, naye Mungu akamponya Abimeleki, mke wake, na watumwa wake wa kike kwamba waweze kupata watoto tena, 1820:18 Mwa 12:17kwa kuwa Bwana alikuwa ameyafunga matumbo ya wote katika nyumba ya Abimeleki kwa sababu ya Sara, mke wa Abrahamu.
Abraham and Abimelek
1Abraham moved south into the Negev Desert. He lived between Kadesh and Shur. For a while he stayed in Gerar. 2There Abraham said about his wife Sarah, “She’s my sister.” Then Abimelek, the king of Gerar, sent for Sarah and took her.
3So God appeared to Abimelek in a dream one night. He said to him, “You are as good as dead because of the woman you have taken. She is already married.”
4But Abimelek hadn’t gone near her. So he said, “Lord, will you destroy a nation that hasn’t done anything wrong? 5Didn’t Abraham say to me, ‘She’s my sister’? And didn’t she also say, ‘He’s my brother’? I had no idea I was doing anything wrong.”
6Then God spoke to him in the dream. He said, “Yes, I know you had no idea you were doing anything wrong. So I have kept you from sinning against me. That is why I did not let you touch her. 7Now return the man’s wife to him. He is a prophet. So he will pray for you, and you will live. But what if you do not return her? Then you can be sure that you and all your people will die.”
8Early the next morning Abimelek sent for all his officials. When he told them everything that had happened, they were really afraid. 9Then Abimelek called Abraham in. Abimelek said, “What have you done to us? Have I done something wrong to you? Why have you brought so much guilt on me and my kingdom? You have done things to me that should never be done.” 10Abimelek also asked Abraham, “Why did you do this?”
11Abraham replied, “I thought, ‘There is no respect for God in this place. They will kill me because of my wife.’ 12Besides, she really is my sister. She’s the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother. And she became my wife. 13God had me wander away from my father’s house. So I said to her, ‘Here is how you can show your love to me. Everywhere we go, say about me, “He’s my brother.” ’ ”
14Then Abimelek gave Abraham sheep and cattle and male and female slaves. He also returned his wife Sarah to him. 15Abimelek said, “Here is my land. Live anywhere you want to.”
16He said to Sarah, “I’m giving your brother 25 pounds of silver. This will show everyone with you that I am sorry for what I did to you. You haven’t done anything wrong.”
17Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelek. He also healed his wife and his female slaves so they could have children again. 18The Lord had kept all the women in Abimelek’s house from having children. He had done it because of Abraham’s wife Sarah.