Isaac Is Born
1The Lord was gracious to Sarah, just as he had said he would be. The Lord did for Sarah what he had promised to do. 2Sarah became pregnant. She had a son by Abraham when he was old. The child was born at the exact time God had promised. 3Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah had by him. 4When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him. He did it exactly as God had commanded him. 5Abraham was 100 years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
6Sarah said, “God has given laughter to me. Everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” 7She also said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would breast-feed children? But I’ve had a son by him when he is old.”
Abraham Sends Hagar and Ishmael Away
8Isaac grew. The time came for his mother to stop breast-feeding him. On that day Abraham prepared a big celebration. 9But Sarah saw Ishmael making fun of Isaac. Ishmael was the son Hagar had by Abraham. Hagar was Sarah’s Egyptian slave. 10Sarah said to Abraham, “Get rid of that slave woman! Get rid of her son! That woman’s son will never have a share of the family’s property. All of it belongs to my son Isaac.”
11What Sarah said upset Abraham very much. After all, Ishmael was his son. 12But God said to Abraham, “Do not be so upset about the boy and your slave Hagar. Listen to what Sarah tells you, because your family line will continue through Isaac. 13I will also make the son of your slave into a nation. I will do it because he is your child.”
14Early the next morning Abraham got some food and a bottle of water. The bottle was made out of animal skin. He gave the food and water to Hagar, placing them on her shoulders. Then he sent her away with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the Desert of Beersheba.
15When the water in the bottle was gone, she put the boy under a bush. 16Then she sat down about as far away as a person can shoot an arrow. She thought, “I can’t stand to watch the boy die.” As she sat there, she began to sob.
17God heard the boy crying. Then the angel of God called out to Hagar from heaven. He said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid. God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. 18Lift up the boy and take him by the hand. I will make him into a great nation.”
19Then God opened Hagar’s eyes, and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the bottle with water and gave the boy a drink.
20God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and learned to shoot a bow and arrow. 21While he was living in the Desert of Paran, his mother got a wife for him from Egypt.
The Agreement at Beersheba
22At that time Abimelek and his army commander, Phicol, spoke to Abraham. They said to Abraham, “God is with you in everything you do. 23Now make a promise to me here while God is watching. Give me your word that you will treat me fairly. Promise that you will treat my children and their children the same way. I’ve been kind to you. Now you be kind to me and the country where you are living as an outsider.”
24Abraham said, “I give you my word that I’ll do it.”
25Then Abraham complained to Abimelek that his servants had taken over a well of water. 26But Abimelek said, “I don’t know who has done this. You didn’t tell me. And today is the first time I heard about it.”
27So Abraham gave Abimelek sheep and cattle. The two men came to an agreement. 28Then Abraham picked out seven female lambs from his flock. 29Abimelek asked Abraham, “What’s the meaning of these seven female lambs? Why have you picked them out and set them apart?”
30Abraham replied, “Accept the seven lambs from me. They will be a witness that I dug this well.”
31So that place was named Beersheba. That’s because there the two men came to an agreement.
32After the agreement had been made at Beersheba, Abimelek went back to the land of the Philistines. His army commander, Phicol, went with him. 33Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba. There he called on the name of the Lord, the God who lives forever. 34Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time.
1Afei, Awurade dom Sara sɛnea ɔhyɛɛ no bɔ no. 2Sara nyinsɛnee, na ɔwoo ɔbabarima maa Abraham wɔ ne nkwakoraabere mu, bere a Awurade hyɛɛ no bɔ no mu pɛpɛɛpɛ. 3Abraham too ɔbabarima a Sara woo no maa no no din Isak, a ase ne Serew. 4Bere a Isak dii nnaawɔtwe no, otwaa no twetia, sɛnea Onyankopɔn hyɛɛ no no. 5Wɔwoo Isak maa Abraham no, na wadi mfe ɔha.
6Sara kae se, “Onyankopɔn ama maserew. Na obiara a ɔbɛte saa asɛm yi ne me bɛbɔ mu aserew.” 7Sara ka kaa ho se, “Hena na ɔsoo ho dae ka kyerɛɛ Abraham se Sara bɛwo mma. Nanso ne nkwakoraabere mu yi, mawo ɔbabarima ama no.”
Wɔpam Hagar Ne Ismael
8Abofra no nyin ma wotwaa no nufu. Da a wotwaa Isak nufu no, Abraham too pon kɛse. 9Nanso Sara hui sɛ, ɔbabarima a nʼafenaa Misraimni Hagar woo no maa Abraham no redi Isak ho fɛw. 10Enti Sara ka kyerɛɛ Abraham se, “Pam saa afenaa yi ne ne babarima yi fi ha; na Isak ne saa afenaa babarima yi nni wʼagyapade biara mu kyɛfa.”
11Abraham tee saa asɛm no, esiane ne babarima Ismael nti, ne werɛ how yiye. 12Nanso Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Abraham se, “Mma wo babarima Ismael ne wʼafenaa Hagar ho asɛm no nhaw wo bebree. Asɛm biara a Sara bɛka akyerɛ wo no, tie, efisɛ Isak so na wɔnam bɛkan wʼasefo. 13Mɛma afenaa no babarima Ismael no nso asefo ayɛ ɔman kɛse, efisɛ ɔno nso yɛ wʼaseni.”
14Ade kyee anɔpatutuutu no, Abraham faa aduan ne nsu a egu aboa nhoma mu de maa Hagar. Ɔde aduan no ne nsu no sisii Hagar mmati so, ka kyerɛɛ ɔne ne ba Ismael no se wɔnkɔ. Ofii hɔ kokyinkyin Beer-Seba sare so a na onhu baabi a ɔrekɔ.
15Nsu a ɛwɔ aboa nhoma no mu sae no, ɔde ne babarima no kohintaw wura no mu baabi. 16Na ɔkɔtenaa akyiri baabi a wotow ɔbo a ɛbɛtɔ, kae se, “Merentumi nhwɛ sɛ abarimaa no bewu.” Na bere a Hagar te hɔ saa no, ofii ase sui.
17Onyankopɔn tee sɛ abarimaa no resu. Onyankopɔn bɔfo fi ɔsoro frɛɛ Hagar bisaa no se, “Hagar! Ɛyɛ dɛn? Nsuro, efisɛ Onyankopɔn ate abarimaa no su wɔ faako a ɔda no. 18Ma abarimaa no so, efisɛ mɛma no ayɛ ɔman kɛse.”
19Na Onyankopɔn buee Hagar ani ma ohuu asubura bi. Ɔde aboa nhoma no kɔsaw nsu ma, na ɔmaa abarimaa no bi nomee.
20Onyankopɔn adom nti, abarimaa no nyinii. Ɔtenaa sare no so huu agyantow yiye. 21Bere a ɔte Paran sare so no, ne na kɔfaa ɔbea fi Misraim asase so de no brɛɛ no aware.
Abraham Ne Abimelek Apam
22Saa bere no mu, ɔhene Abimelek ne ne sahene Pikol baa Abraham nkyɛn bɛka kyerɛɛ no se, “Biribiara a woyɛ no, Onyankopɔn ka wo ho. 23Enti afei, di nsew ka ntam wɔ Onyankopɔn anim kyerɛ me wɔ ha se, worentwa me mma anaa mʼasefo nkontompo. Saa ayamye a mayɛ wo no, saa ara na fa yɛ me ne ɔman a wote so sɛ ɔnanani no.”
24Abraham penee so se, “Meka saa ntam no!”
25Na Abraham de asubura bi a Abimelek nkoa de anuɔden afa no ho asɛm kɔtoo Abimelek anim. 26Nanso Abimelek kae se, “Minnim onipa ko a ɔyɛɛ saa ade no. Woammɔ me ho amanneɛ. Nnɛ na mate saa asɛm yi.”
27Enti Abraham de nguan ne anantwi brɛɛ Abimelek. Na mmarima baanu yi de yɛɛ apam. 28Abraham yii nguantenmma abere ason fii nguankuw no mu gyinaa nkyɛn, 29na Abimelek bisaa Abraham se, “Nguantenmma abere ason a woayi wɔn agyina nkyɛn yi ase kyerɛ dɛn?”
30Abraham buae se, “Ne nkyerɛase ara ne sɛ, ɛyɛ akyɛde a mede rema wo de adi adanse sɛ, me na mituu saa abura yi.”
31Efi saa bere no rekɔ no, wɔfrɛɛ saa abura no Beer-Seba, a ase ne Ntanka Abura, efisɛ ɛhɔ na wɔn baanu yɛɛ apam no.
32Wɔyɛɛ apam no wiee wɔ Beer-Seba no, ɔhene Abimelek ne ne Sahene Pikol san kɔɔ Filistifo asase so. 33Abraham nso duaa dua bi a wɔfrɛ no asantɛw wɔ abura no ho wɔ Beer-Seba. Ɛhɔ na na ɔsom Awurade teasefo no daa. 34Abraham tenaa Filistifo asase no so sɛ ɔnanani nna bebree.