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Isahluko 35

1 UNkulunkulu wathi kuJakobe: “Suka ukhuphukele eBethele, uhlale khona, umenzele lapho uNkulunkulu i-altare, yena owabonakala kuwe mhla ubalekela u-Esawu umfowenu.”
2 Wayesethi uJakobe kwabendlu yakhe nakubo bonke ababe naye: “Lahlani izithixo zabezizwe eziphakathi kwenu, nizihlambulule nina, niziphendulele izingubo zenu,
3 sisuke, sikhuphukele eBethele; ngiyakumenzela khona uNkulunkulu i-altare, yena owangiphendula ngosuku lokuhlupheka kwami, waba nami endleleni engangiyihamba.”
4 Bamnika-ke uJakobe izithixo zonke zabezizwe ezazisezandleni zabo, namacici ayesezindlebeni zabo; uJakobe wakuthukusa phansi kwe-oki elalingaseShekemi.
5 Base bemuka; ukumesaba uNkulunkulu kwakuphezu kwemizi eyayikhona nxazonke; abawaxoshanga amadodana kaJakobe.
6 UJakobe wafika eLuze elisezweni laseKhanani eliyiBethele, yena kanye nabantu bonke ababe naye.
7 Wakha khona i-altare, wayibiza indawo ngokuthi i-Eli Bethele, ngokuba uNkulunkulu wabonakala kuye khona mhla ebaleka ebusweni bomfowabo.
8 UDebora umzanyana kaRebeka wafa, wembelwa ngenzansi neBethele phansi kwe-oki; igama lalo labizwa ngokuthi i-Alonibakuti.
9 UNkulunkulu wabuye wabonakala kuJakobe, lapho evela ePhadani Aramu, wambusisa.
10 UNkulunkulu wathi kuye: “Igama lakho linguJakobe, igama lakho alisayikuthiwa uJakobe; igama lakho lizakuba ngu-Israyeli,” wayeseqamba igama lakhe ngokuthi u-Israyeli.
11 UNkulunkulu wathi kuye: “NginguNkulunkulu uSomandla; mawuzale, wande; isizwe, yebo, ibandla lezizwe liyakuvela kuwe; amakhosi ayakuphuma okhalweni lwakho;
12 izwe engabapha lona o-Abrahama no-Isaka, ngiyakulinika wena; nenzalo yakho emva kwakho ngiyakuyinika lona.”
13 UNkulunkulu wenyuka esuka kuye endaweni lapho ebekhulume naye khona.
14 UJakobe wayesemisa insika endaweni lapho abekhulume naye khona, insika yetshe; wathela phezu kwayo umnikelo wokuphuzwa, wathela namafutha phezu kwayo.
15 UJakobe wayiqamba indawo lapho uNkulunkulu akhuluma naye khona ngokuthi iBethele.
16 Base besuka eBethele; kwakuse yibangana ukuya e-Efrati; uRaheli wayesebeletha, wabeletha enemihelo enzima.
17 Kwathi esenemihelo enzima, umbelethisi wathi kuye: “Ungesabi, ngokuba uzakuba nenye indodana futhi.”
18 Usuzakuphuma umphefumulo wakhe, ngokuba wafa, waqamba igama lakhe ngokuthi uBenoni; kepha uyise wamqamba ngokuthi uBenjamini.
19 Wafa uRaheli, wembelwa ngasendleleni eya e-Efrati eliyiBetlehema.
20 UJakobe wamisa insika ethuneni lakhe, eyinsika yethuna likaRaheli kuze kube namuhla.
21 U-Israyeli wasuka, wamisa itende lakhe ngaphambi kombhoshongo wase-Edere.
22 Kwathi u-Israyeli esehlala kulelo zwe, uRubeni waya walala noBiliha isancinza sikayise; u-Israyeli wakuzwa lokho. Amadodana kaJakobe ayeyishumi nambili.
23 Amadodana kaLeya ayenguRubeni, izibulo likaJakobe, noSimeyoni, noLevi, noJuda, no-Isakare, noZebuloni.
24 Amadodana kaRaheli ayengoJosefa noBenjamini.
25 Amadodana kaBiliha incekukazi kaRaheli ayengoDani noNafetali.
26 Amadodana kaZilipa incekukazi kaLeya ayengoGadi no-Asheri; lawo angamadodana kaJakobe awazalelwa ePhadani Aramu.
27 UJakobe wafika ku-Isaka uyise eMamre ngaseKiriyati Araba, okuyiHebroni, lapho o-Abrahama no-Isaka kade bebegogobele khona.
28 Izinsuku zika-Isaka zaziyiminyaka eyikhulu namashumi ayisishiyagalombili.
29 U-Isaka wagqibuka wafa, wabuthelwa kubantu bakhe, emdala esanelisiwe yizinsuku. O-Esawu noJakobe amadodana akhe bammbela.