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Isahluko 15

1 Emva kwalokho kwafika izwi likaJehova ku-Abrama ngombono, lithi: “Ungesabi, Abrama, ngiyisihlangu sakho; umvuzo wakho uyakuba mkhulu kakhulu.”
2 Kepha u-Abrama wathi: “Nkosi Jehova, uyakungiphani na? Ngihamba ngingenamntwana; indlalifa yendlu yami ingu-Eliyezeri waseDamaseku.”
3 U-Abrama wathi futhi: “Bheka, awunginikanga nzalo; bheka, inceku yendlu yami iyakuba yindlalifa yami.”
4 Bheka, izwi likaJehova leza kuye, lathi: “Lona akayikudla ifa lakho, kepha oyakuphuma ezibilinini zakho uyakudla ifa lakho.”
5 Wamphumisela ngaphandle, wathi: “Bheka ngasezulwini, ubale izinkanyezi, uma ungazibala.” Wathi kuye: “Kuyakuba njalo inzalo yakho.”
6 Wakholwa nguJehova; wambalela lokho kwaba ngukulunga.
7 Wayesethi kuye: “NginguJehova owakuphumisa e-Uri lamaKaledi ukuba ngikunike leli zwe libe yifa lakho.”
8 Wathi: “Nkosi Jehova, ngiyokwazi ngani ukuthi ngiyakulidla na?”
9 Wathi kuye: “Ngithabathele isithokazi esineminyaka emithathu, nembuzi eyinsikazi eneminyaka emithathu, nenqama eneminyaka emithathu, nehobhe, nephuphu lejuba.”
10 Wamthathela zonke lezo, wazinquma phakathi, wabeka kwaba yileyo naleyo nxenye ukuba ibhekane nenye; kepha izinyoni akazinqumanga.
11 Amanqe ehlela phezu kwezidumbu; u-Abrama wawaxosha.
12 Kwathi ngokushona kwelanga ubuthongo obunzima bamehlela u-Abrama; bheka, washaywa luvalo lobumnyama obukhulu.
13 Wathi ku-Abrama: “Yazisisa ukuthi inzalo yakho izakuba ngumfokazi ezweni elingesilo elayo, ibe yizigqila, icindezelwe iminyaka engamakhulu amane.
14 Kepha leso sizwe eyakuba yizigqila zaso ngiyakusahlulela mina; ngasemuva iyakuphuma inempahla eningi.
15 Kepha wena uyakuya koyihlo ngokuthula, umbelwe usumdala.
16 Esizukulwaneni sesine iyakubuyela lapha, ngokuba ububi bama-Amori abukapheleli.”
17 Kwathi ngokushona kwelanga kwaba mnyama, bheka, nanto iziko elithunqayo, nelangabi lomlilo ladabula phakathi kwalezo zinxenye.
18 Ngalolo suku uJehova wasenza isivumelwano no-Abrama, wathi: “Ngiyakunika inzalo yakho leli zwe, kusukela emfuleni waseGibithe kuze kube semfuleni omkhulu, umfula u-Ewufrathe:
19 amaKheni, namaKhenizi, namaKadimoni,
20 namaHeti, namaPherizi, namaRefa,
21 nama-Amori, namaKhanani, namaGirigashi, namaJebusi.”