Hagar and Ishmael
1Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; 2so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.”
Abram agreed to what Sarai said. 3So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian slave Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife. 4He slept with Hagar, and she conceived.
When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress. 5Then Sarai said to Abram, “You are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I put my slave in your arms, and now that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me. May the Lord judge between you and me.”
6“Your slave is in your hands,” Abram said. “Do with her whatever you think best.” Then Sarai mistreated Hagar; so she fled from her.
7The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. 8And he said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?”
“I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered.
9Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” 10The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.”
11The angel of the Lord also said to her:
“You are now pregnant
and you will give birth to a son.
You shall name him Ishmael,16:11 Ishmael means God hears.
for the Lord has heard of your misery.
12He will be a wild donkey of a man;
his hand will be against everyone
and everyone’s hand against him,
and he will live in hostility
toward16:12 Or live to the east / of all his brothers.”
13She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen16:13 Or seen the back of the One who sees me.” 14That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi16:14 Beer Lahai Roi means well of the Living One who sees me.; it is still there, between Kadesh and Bered.
15So Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne. 16Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael.
Hagari na Ishumaeli
1Na rĩrĩ, Sarai mũtumia wa Aburamu ndaamũciarĩire ciana. No nĩ aarĩ na mũirĩtu Mũmisiri wamũtungatagĩra wetagwo Hagari; 216:2 Kĩam 30:3-4, 9-10tondũ ũcio Sarai akĩĩra Aburamu atĩrĩ, “Jehova nĩagirĩtie ngĩe na ciana. Thiĩ ũkome na ndungata yakwa ya mũirĩtu; hihi kwahoteka ngĩe na rũciaro nĩ ũndũ wake.”16:2 Kwaga kũgĩa ciana kuonekaga taarĩ iherithia kuuma kũrĩ Ngai. Mũtugo wa mahinda macio nĩwetĩkĩrĩtie mũtumia athuurĩre mũthuuriwe mũtumia, no ciana iria maagĩa igakorwo irĩ cia mũtumia ũcio thata.
Nake Aburamu agĩĩtĩkania na ũrĩa Sarai oigire. 316:3 Kĩam 12:5Nĩ ũndũ ũcio, thuutha wa Aburamu gũkorwo atũũrĩte Kaanani mĩaka ikũmi-rĩ, mũtumia wake Sarai akĩoya Hagari Mũmisiri ũrĩa warĩ ndungata yake ya mũirĩtu, akĩmũneana kũrĩ mũthuuriwe atuĩke mũtumia wake. 416:4 1Sam 1:6Nake Aburamu agĩkoma na Hagari, nake akĩgĩa nda.
Na rĩrĩa aamenyire atĩ nĩagĩĩte nda-rĩ, akĩambĩrĩria kũnyarara Sarai mwathi wake. 516:5 Kĩam 31:53; Thaam 5:21Hĩndĩ ĩyo Sarai akĩĩra Aburamu atĩrĩ, “Ũũru ũyũ ũrathĩĩnia-rĩ, ũrogũcookerera arĩ we. Ndaneanire ndungata yakwa moko-inĩ maku, na rĩu tondũ nĩĩmenyete atĩ ĩrĩ na nda, no kũũnyarara. Jehova arotũtuithania niĩ nawe.”
616:6 Josh 9:25; Kĩam 31:50Aburamu akĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, “Ndungata yaku ĩrĩ moko-inĩ maku. Ĩka nayo ũrĩa ũkuona kwagĩrĩire.” Nake Sarai akĩnyamaria Hagari mũno; nĩ ũndũ ũcio Hagari akĩmũũrĩra.
716:7 Thaam 3:2; Atũm 5:19Mũraika wa Jehova agĩkora Hagari hakuhĩ na handũ haatherũkaga maaĩ werũ-inĩ; gathima kau kaarĩ mũkĩra-inĩ wa njĩra ĩrĩa ya gũthiĩ Shuri. 8Mũraika akĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Hagari ndungata ya Sarai, uuma kũ na wathiĩ kũ?”
Hagari akĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, “Nĩ kũũrĩra ndĩroorĩra Sarai ũrĩa mwathi wakwa.”
9Ningĩ mũraika wa Jehova akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Cooka kũrĩ mũtumia ũcio mwathi waku na ũmwĩnyiihĩrie.” 1016:10 Kĩam 12:4; Kĩam 13:16Ningĩ mũraika agĩcooka akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Nĩngaingĩhia njiaro ciaku ũndũ itagaatarĩka.”
11Mũraika wa Jehova ningĩ akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ:
“Rĩu ũrĩ na nda,
na nĩũgaciara kaana ga kahĩĩ,
na ũgaagatua Ishumaeli.
Nĩgũkorwo Jehova nĩaiguĩte ũhoro wa mĩnyamaro yaku.16:11 Rĩĩtwa Ishumaeli rĩgĩtaũrwo nĩ kuuga “Ngai nĩaiguaga.”
1216:12 Kĩam 25:18Mũrũguo agaatuĩka wa mbũrũrũ ta ndigiri ya gĩthaka;
guoko gwake gũgookagĩrĩra andũ othe,
nao andũ othe mamũũkagĩrĩre:
agaatũũra na ũthũ na ariũ a ithe othe.”
13Nake Hagari akĩhe Jehova ũcio wamwarĩirie rĩĩtwa rĩĩrĩ: “Wee nĩwe Ngai ũrĩa ũnyonaga,” nĩgũkorwo oigire atĩrĩ, “Rĩu niĩ ndĩkuona Ũrĩa ũnyonaga.” 14Nĩkĩo gĩthima kĩu gĩetirwo Biri-Lahai-Roi, na kĩrĩ o ho, kũu gatagatĩ ga Kadeshi na Beredi.
15Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Hagari agĩciarĩra Aburamu mwana wa kahĩĩ, nake Aburamu agĩtua kaana kau aaciarĩirwo Ishumaeli. 16Aburamu aarĩ wa mĩaka mĩrongo ĩnana na ĩtandatũ rĩrĩa Hagari aamũciarĩire Ishumaeli.