Not too far from Babel was a city called Ur, where people worshipped many gods other than Jehovah.
Ọ mwẹ ẹvbo ọkpa na ghaa tie ẹre Ọọ (Ur). Ẹvbo na keghi sikẹ e Babẹl kevbe wẹẹ emwa ni rre ẹvbo na i ga e Jehova.
But there was a man in Ur who worshipped only Jehovah.
Sokpan ọ ghaa mwẹ okpia ọkpa vbe Ọọ nọ ghaa ga e Jehova.
His name was Abraham.
Eni okpia na ọre Ebraham.
Jehovah said to Abraham:
E Jehova keghi tama Ebraham wẹẹ:
‘Leave your home and your relatives, and go to the land that I will show you.’
‘Kpa vbe ẹvbo ne u ye, ne u sẹ emwa ruẹ rae gha rrie ẹvbo ne I gha ma ruẹ re.’
Then God promised:
Vbe iyeke ọni, Osanobua keghi yan rẹn wẹẹ:
‘You will become a large nation, and I will do good things for many people all over the earth because of you.’
‘U gha khian agbẹnvbo nọkhua, I gha fiangbe emwa nibun vbe uhunmwu otagbọn hia rhunmwuda ruẹ.’
Abraham did not know where Jehovah was sending him, but he trusted in Jehovah.
Agharhemiẹn wẹẹ Ebraham ma rẹn eke ne Jehova wẹẹ ne ọ gha rrie, ọ na ye mu ẹtin yan e Jehova.
So Abraham, his wife Sarah, his father Terah, and his nephew Lot packed their things and obediently began their long trip.
Rhunmwuda ọni, Ebraham vbe ọvbokhan rẹn ighẹ e Sera, erha Ebraham ighẹ e Tẹra, kevbe ovbi ọtiọnrẹn ighẹ e Lọt keghi kun ihẹ kpa gha rrie ẹvbo ne Osanobua wẹẹ ne iran gha rrie.
Abraham was 75 years old when he and his family finally arrived in the land that Jehovah wanted them to see.
Ukpo 75 ẹre Ebraham ghaa ye vbe irẹn vbe ẹgbẹe ọre sẹ ẹvbo ne Jehova wẹẹ ne iran gha rrie.
It was called the land of Canaan.
Eni ẹvbo nii ọre Kena.
There God spoke to Abraham and made this promise:
Osanobua keghi ru eyan na ma Ebraham vbe evba wẹẹ:
‘All this land you see around you, I will give to your children.’
‘I gha mu otọ na hia ne u bẹghe na, ne ivbuẹ.’
But Abraham and Sarah were old and did not have any children.
Na kha na, Ebraham vbe ọvbokhan rẹn ighẹ e Sera khian ọmaẹn nẹ vbene iran ma na he biẹ.
So how would Jehovah make his promise come true?
De vbene eyan ọghe Jehova khian ghi ya mwẹ amusẹ hẹ?
“By faith Abraham ... obeyed by going out to a place he was to receive as an inheritance; he went out, although not knowing where he was going.”—Hebrews 11:8
“Iyayi ọre ọ ye Ebraham họn vbe Osanobua tie ẹre, ọ na gha rrie ẹvbo ne Osanobua ve ẹre re wẹẹ, irẹn gha rhie nẹẹn.Irẹn keghi kpao vbe ẹvbo irẹn rre, vbe ne ọ ma na rẹn ehe ne ọ rrie.”—Hibru 11:8
What did Jehovah ask Abraham to do?
De emwi ne Jehova wẹẹ ne Ebraham ru?
What did Jehovah promise Abraham?
De eyan ne Jehova ru ma Ebraham?