Genesis 23

Kufa kwaSara

Zvino Sara wakagara makore ane zana namakumi maviri nama­nomwe; ndiwo makore oupenyu hwaSara. Sara akafa paKiriyatiabha (rimwe zita ndiHebhuroni) panyika yeKenani; Abhurahamu akauya kuzochema Sara nokumuririra.

Zvino Abhurahamu akasimuka pa­nowakafa wake, akataurirana navana vaHeti, akati, "Ndiri mweni nomutorwa pakati penyu, ndipei nzvimbo yokuviga pakati penyu, ive nzvimbo yangu, kuti ndivige wakafa wangu, ndirege ku­muona."

Vana vaHeti vakapindura Abhura­hamu, vakati kwaari, "Chitinzwai, ishe wedu, imwi muri muchinda waMwari pa­kati pedu; vigai wakafa wenyu pahwiro hwakanaka pakati pamahwiro edu ose; hakuna munhu pakati pedu angakunyimai hwiro hwake, kuti muvige wakafa we­nyu. Ipapo Abhurahamu wakasimuka akakotamira pasi pamberi pavanhu ve­nyika iyo, ivo vana vaHeti, akataurirana navo, akati, "Kana muchitenda kuti ndi­vige wakafa wangu, ndirege kumuona, chindinzwai, mundikumbirire kuna Efu­roni, mwanakomana waZohari, kuti andipe bako reMakapera, raanaro, riri pamagumo emunda wake, andipe iroro, ndiripe mutengo wose, ive nzvimbo ya­ngu yokuviga pakati penyu."

10 Efuroni zvino wakanga agere pa­kati pavana vaHeti; Efuroni, muHeti, akapindura Abhurahamu, vana vaHeti, vachizvinzwa, ivo vose vaipinda pasuo reguta rake, akati, 11 "Kwete, ishe wangu, chindinzwai; teererai, ndinokupai munda, nairo bako ririmo, ndinokupai iro; ndino­kupai izvozvo pamberi pavana vavanhu vangu; vigai henyu wakafa wenyu." 12 Abhurahamu akakotama pamberi pava­nhu venyika iyo, 13 akataura naEfuroni, vanhu venyika iyo vachizvinzwa, achiti, "Kana uchida, chinditeerera hako, ndi­chakupa mutengo womunda, uugamu­chire kwandiri, kuti ndivige wakafa wa­ngupo." 14 Efuroni akapindura Abhurahamu, akati kwaari,

15 "Ishe wangu, chinditeererai; mu­nda unotengwa namashekeri esirivha ana mazana mana, chingava chinyiko pakati pangu newe? Vigai henyu wakafa we­nyu." 16 Abhurahamu akateerera Efuroni. Abhurahamu akayerera Efuroni mashe­keri esirivha aakareva, vana vaHeti va­chizvinzwa, mashekeri esirivha ana ma­zana mana, avanotenga nawo kuvatengesi.

17 Naizvo munda waEfuroni, wa­kanga uri paMakapera pakatarisana neMamure, munda nebako rakanga ririmo, nemiti yose yakanga iri mumunda neya­kanga iri panyika yose yakapoteredza, 18 zvikava zvaAbhurahamu pamberi pa­vana vaHeti, pamberi pavose vaipinda pasuo reguta rake.

19 Shure kwaizvozvo Abhurahamu akaviga Sara, mukadzi wake, mubako romunda weMakapera, pakatarisana neMamure (rimwe zita ndiHebhuroni), pa­nyika yeKenani. 20 Zvino munda nebako rakanga ririmo zvakasimbisiwa kuna Abhurahamu navana vaHeti, kuti zvive zvake, ikava nzvimbo yake yokuviga.

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