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Isahluko 21

1 Ke kaloku uYehova wamvelela uSara njengoko ebetshilo; uYehova wamenzela uSara njengoko abekuthethile.
2 Wamitha ke uSara, wamzalela uAbraham unyana ekwaluphaleni kwakhe, ngexesha elimisiweyo abelithethile uThixo kuye.
3 UAbraham wamthiya loo nyana wakho abemzalelwe, awamzalayo uSara, igama elinguIsake.
4 UAbraham wamalusa uIsake unyana wakhe, akuba ntsuku zisibhozo ezelwe, njengoko uThixo abemwisele umthetho.
5 UAbraham ube eminyaka ilikhulu, ukuzalelwa kwakhe uIsake unyana wakhe.
6 Wathi uSara, Undihlekisile uThixo; bonke abakuvayo oku baya kuhleka nam.
7 Wathi, Ngubani na obengatsholo kuAbraham ukuthi, uSara wanyisa abantwana? Ngokuba ndimzalele unyana ekwaluphaleni kwakhe.
8 Wakhula umntwana, walunyulwa; uAbraham wenza isidlo esikhulu mhlana walunyulwayo uIsake.
9 USara wambona unyana kaHagare umYiputazana, awamzalela uAbraham, ehlekisa.
10 Wathi kuAbraham, Mgxothe umkhonzazana nonyana wakhe; kuba unyana walo mkhonzazana akayi kulidla ilifa ndawonye nonyana wam uIsake.
11 Lalibi kunene elo zwi emehlweni ka-Abraham ngenxa yonyana wakhe.
12 Wathi uThixo kuAbraham, Malingabi libi emehlweni akho ngenxa yenkwenkwe, nangenxa yomkhonzazana wakho. Entweni yonke ayithethileyo uSara kuwe, phulaphula izwi lakhe, ngokuba iya kuba ngoIsake lo imbewu kuwe.
13 Kananjalo unyana womkhonzazana ndiya kumenza uhlanga, ngokuba eyimbewu yakho.
14 Wavuka kusasa uAbraham, wathabatha isonka nentsuba yamanzi, wanika uHagare, ebeka emagxeni akhe, nenkwenkwe, wamndulula. Wemka ke, wandwendwela entlango yaseBher-shebha.
15 Aphela amanzi entsubeni, wayiphosa inkwenkwe phantsi kwetyholo.
16 Waya wahlala phantsi malunga nayo, umgama ongangowokutola ngotolo; kuba wathi, Mandingakuboni ukufa kwenkwenkwe. Wahlala phantsi malunga nayo ke, waphakamisa izwi lakhe, walila.
17 Waliva uThixo ilizwi lenkwenkwe. Samemeza isithunywa sikaThixo kuHagare sisemazulwini, sathi kuye, Unantoni na, Hagare? Musa ukoyika, ngokuba uThixo ulivile ilizwi lenkwenkwe apho ikhona.
18 Suka ume, uyithabathe inkwenkwe, uyibambe ngesandla; kuba ndiya kuyenza uhlanga olukhulu.
19 UThixo wawavula amehlo akhe, wabona iqula lamanzi; waya wayizalisa intsuba ngamanzi, wayiseza inkwenkwe.
20 UThixo waba nenkwenkwe leyo; yakhula, yahlala entlango, yaba yintoli yakukhula, yahlala entlango yaseParan;
21 unina wayithabathela umfazi ezweni laseYiputa.
22 Kwathi ngelo xesha, wathetha uAbhimeleki, noFikolo umthetheli womkhosi wakhe, kuAbraham, esithi, UThixo unawe entweni yonke osukuba uyenza.
23 Ngoko ndifungele uThixo apha, ukuba akuyi kundixokisa mna, noonyana bam, nenzalo yam; wothi ngokwenceba endiyenzileyo kuwe, wenze kum, nakwilizwe ophambukele kulo.
24 Wathi uAbraham, Mna ndofunga.
25 UAbraham wamohlwaya uAbhimeleki ngenxa yequla lamanzi elalihluthwe ngabakhonzi baka-Abhimeleki.
26 Wathi uAbhimeleki, Bendingazi ukuba yenziwe ngubani na le nto; nawe ube ungandixelelanga; nam bendingayivanga, ndiyiva namhla.
27 UAbraham wathabatha impahla emfutshane, neenkomo, wanika uAbhimeleki, benza umnqophiso bobabini.
28 UAbraham wamisa amathokazi ezimvu asixhenxe omhlambi, aba wodwa.
29 Wathi uAbhimeleki kuAbraham, Ayintoni na la mathokazi ezimvu asixhenxe uwamisileyo odwa?
30 Wathi, La mathokazi ezimvu asixhenxe wowathabatha esandleni sam, abe bubungqina bam bokuba ndilimbile eli qula.
31 Ngenxa yoko kwathiwa loo ndawo yiBher-shebha; ngokuba kulapho bafungayo bobabini.
32 Benza ke umnqophiso eBher-shebha. Wesuka uAbhimeleki, noFikolo umthetheli womkhosi wakhe, babuyela ezweni lamaFilisti.
33 UAbraham watyala umtamariske eBher-shebha, walinqula khona igama likaYehova uThixo ongunaphakade.
34 UAbraham waye engumphambukeli ezweni lamaFilisti imihla emininzi.