Mwanzo 22 – NEN & NIRV

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Mwanzo 22:1-24

Kujua Uthabiti Wa Abrahamu

122:1 Kut 15:25; 16:4; 20:20; Kum 8:2, 16; 13:3; Amu 2:22; 3:1; 2Nya 32:31; Za 66:10; Ebr 11:17; Yak 1:12-13; Mwa 31:11; 46:2; 1Sam 3:4-8; Isa 6:8Baadaye Mungu akamjaribu Abrahamu. Akamwambia, “Abrahamu!”

Abrahamu akajibu, “Mimi hapa.”

222:2 Yn 3:16; Ebr 11:17; 1Yn 4:9; Mwa 8:20Kisha Mungu akamwambia, “Umchukue mwanao, mwana wako wa pekee, Isaki umpendaye, uende katika nchi ya Moria. Mtoe huko kama sadaka ya kuteketezwa juu ya mlima mmojawapo nitakaokuambia.”

322:3 Yos 8:10Abrahamu akaamka asubuhi na mapema siku iliyofuata, akamtayarisha punda wake. Akawachukua watumishi wake wawili pamoja na Isaki mwanawe. Baada ya kuchanja kuni za kutosha kwa ajili ya hiyo sadaka ya kuteketezwa, akaondoka kuelekea mahali Mungu alipokuwa amemwambia. 4Siku ya tatu Abrahamu akainua macho, akapaona mahali pale kwa mbali. 522:5 Kut 24:14Akawaambia watumishi wake, “Kaeni hapa pamoja na punda, wakati mimi na kijana tunakwenda kule. Tutakwenda kuabudu na kisha tutawarudia.”

622:6 Yn 19:17; Amu 19:29Abrahamu akachukua kuni kwa ajili ya sadaka ya kuteketezwa, akamtwika Isaki mwanawe, yeye mwenyewe akachukua moto na kisu. Walipokuwa wakienda pamoja, 722:7 Kut 29:38-42; Law 1:10; Ufu 13:8Isaki akanena akamwambia Abrahamu baba yake, “Baba yangu!”

Abrahamu akaitika, “Mimi hapa, mwanangu.”

Isaki akasema, “Moto na kuni zipo, Je, yuko wapi mwana-kondoo kwa ajili ya sadaka ya kuteketezwa?”

822:8 Yn 1:29Abrahamu akajibu, “Mwanangu, Mungu mwenyewe atajipatia mwana-kondoo kwa ajili ya hiyo sadaka ya kuteketezwa.” Nao hawa wawili wakaendelea mbele pamoja.

922:9 Mwa 4:26; 8:20; Law 1:7; 1Fal 18:33; Ebr 11:17-19; Yak 2:21Walipofika mahali pale alipokuwa ameambiwa na Mungu, Abrahamu akajenga madhabahu hapo, akaziweka kuni juu yake. Akamfunga Isaki mwanawe na akamlaza kwenye madhabahu, juu ya zile kuni. 1022:10 Mwa 18:19Kisha akanyoosha mkono wake na akachukua kisu ili amchinje mwanawe. 1122:11 Mwa 16:7; 21:17; 46:2Lakini malaika wa Bwana akamwita kutoka mbinguni, akamwambia, “Abrahamu! Abrahamu!”

Akajibu, “Mimi hapa.”

1222:12 Mwa 18:19; 42:18; Kut 18:21; 1Sam 15:22; Ay 1:1; 37:24; Mit 8:13; Yak 2:21-23; Yn 3:16; 1Yn 4:9Akamwambia, “Usimdhuru kijana, wala usimtendee jambo lolote. Sasa ninajua kwamba unamcha Mungu, kwa sababu hukunizuilia mwanao, mwana wako wa pekee.”

1322:13 Mwa 8:20; Rum 8:32Abrahamu akainua macho yake, akaona kondoo dume amenaswa pembe zake nyuma yake katika kichaka. Akaenda akamchukua huyo kondoo dume, akamtoa awe sadaka ya kuteketezwa badala ya mwanawe. 1422:14 Kut 17:15; Amu 6:24; Isa 30:29Abrahamu akapaita mahali pale Yehova-Yire.22:14 Yehova-Yire maana yake Bwana atatupa. Mpaka siku ya leo inasemekana, “Katika mlima wa Bwana itapatikana.”

1522:15 Mwa 21:17Basi malaika wa Bwana akamwita Abrahamu kutoka mbinguni mara ya pili, 1622:16 Kut 13:11; 32:13; 33:1; Isa 45:23; 62:8; Yer 22:5; 44:26; 49:13; 51:14; Amo 6:8; Ebr 6:13; Lk 1:73akasema, “Ninaapa kwa nafsi yangu, asema Bwana, kwamba kwa sababu umefanya jambo hili na hukunizuilia mwanao, mwana wako wa pekee, 1722:17 Mwa 12:2; 15:5; 26:24; 24:60; Ebr 6:14; Kut 32:13; Kum 7:7; 28:62; Hos 1:10; Rum 9:27; Ebr 11:12; Es 9:2hakika nitakubariki, na nitauzidisha uzao wako kama nyota za angani na kama mchanga ulioko pwani. Wazao wako watamiliki miji ya adui zao, 1822:18 Mwa 12:2-3; 17:2, 9; Mdo 3:25; Gal 3:8; Za 105:9na kupitia uzao wako mataifa yote duniani yatabarikiwa, kwa sababu umenitii.”

1922:19 Mwa 21:14; 26:23; 28:10Ndipo Abrahamu akawarudia watumishi wake, wakaondoka wakaenda wote pamoja mpaka Beer-Sheba. Abrahamu akaishi huko Beer-Sheba.

Wana Wa Nahori

2022:20 Mwa 11:29Baada ya muda, Abrahamu akaambiwa, “Milka pia amepata watoto, amemzalia ndugu yako Nahori wana: 2122:21 Mwa 10:23; Ay 32:2; Yer 25:23Usi mzaliwa wake wa kwanza, Buzi nduguye, Kemueli (baba wa Aramu), 2222:22 Mwa 24:15, 47; 25:20Kesedi, Hazo, Pildashi, Yidlafu na Bethueli.” 2322:23 Mwa 24:15; 11:29Bethueli akamzaa Rebeka. Milka alimzalia Nahori nduguye Abrahamu hao wana wanane. 2422:24 Mwa 25:6; 35:22; 36:12; Amu 8:31; 2Sam 3:7; 1Fal 2:22; 11:3; 1Nya 1:32; Wim 6:8Suria wake Nahori aliyeitwa Reuma pia alikuwa na wana: Teba, Gahamu, Tahashi na Maaka.

New International Reader’s Version

Genesis 22:1-24

God Tests Abraham

1Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”

“Here I am,” Abraham replied.

2Then God said, “Take your son, your only son. He is the one you love. Take Isaac. Go to the place called Moriah. Give your son to me there as a burnt offering. Sacrifice him on the mountain I will show you.”

3Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took two of his servants and his son Isaac with him. He cut enough wood for the burnt offering. Then he started out for the place God had shown him. 4On the third day Abraham saw the place a long way off. 5He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey. I and the boy will go over there and worship. Then we’ll come back to you.”

6Abraham had his son Isaac carry the wood for the burnt offering. He himself carried the fire and the knife. And the two of them walked on together. 7Then Isaac said to his father Abraham, “Father?”

“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.

“The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said. “But where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”

8Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them walked on together.

9They reached the place God had shown Abraham. There Abraham built an altar. He arranged the wood on it. He tied up his son Isaac. Abraham placed him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10Then he reached out his hand. He picked up the knife to kill his son. 11But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven. He said, “Abraham! Abraham!”

“Here I am,” Abraham replied.

12“Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not harm him. Now I know that you would do anything for God. You have not held back from me your son, your only son.”

13Abraham looked around. There in a bush he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram. He sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14So Abraham named that place The Lord Will Provide. To this day people say, “It will be provided on the mountain of the Lord.”

15The angel of the Lord called out to Abraham from heaven a second time. 16He said, “I am giving you my word that I will bless you. I will bless you because of what you have done,” announces the Lord. “You have not held back your son, your only son. 17So I will certainly bless you. I will make the children born into your family as many as the stars in the sky. I will make them as many as the grains of sand on the seashore. They will take over the cities of their enemies. 18All nations on earth will be blessed because of your children. All these things will happen because you have obeyed me.”

19Then Abraham returned to his servants. They started out together for Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in Beersheba.

Nahor’s Sons

20Some time later Abraham was told, “Milkah has become a mother. She has had sons by your brother Nahor.

21Uz was born first. Then came his brother Buz.

Kemuel was born next. He became the father of Aram.

22Milkah’s other sons are Kesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph and Bethuel.”

23Bethuel became the father of Rebekah.

Milkah had the eight sons by Abraham’s brother Nahor.

24Nahor had a concubine named Reumah. She also had sons.

They were Tebah, Gaham, Tahash and Maakah.