Lesson 6: Promise to Abraham

Abram worshipped the Most High God. His neighbours prayed to false gods. God told Abram, “Leave this country. Go to a new land, and I will bless you.” Abram obeyed God. Abram packed all his things and moved. Then God appeared to Abram and said, “I will give all the land you see to you and your family.” Abram thanked God.

One night God spoke to Abram in a vision. “Can you count all the stars in the night sky? I will bless you with as many children as there are stars, you will not be able to count them.” Later God changed Abram’s name to Abraham. Again, God said, “You will be the father of many.”

At that time Abraham was ninety-nine years old. God said, “Your wife, Sarah, will give birth to a son.”
Abraham said, “Sarah and I are too old, we are not able to have children.”
“Is anything too hard for the Lord?” said God. Then, just as God had promised, Sarah and Abraham had a son. His name was Isaac, which means “laughter”.

  1. Who told Abraham to go to a new place?
  2. Did Abraham love God?


promise n. ཞལ་ཆད་གནང་བ་
to make a covenant
worship v. བསྙེན་བཀུར་ཞུ་ 敬拜至高之
neighbours n. ཁྱིམ་མཚེས་རྣམས་ 邻舍们
prayed v. (p) བསྙེན་བཀུར་བྱེད་
false gods adj., n. ལྷ་རྫུན་མ་ 拜假神
leave v. ཁ་བྲལ་ 离开
new land adj., n. ས་གནས་གསར་པ་ 新的地方
bless v. བྱིན་རླབས་སྦྱིན་ 赐福
obeyed v. (p) བཀའ་བཞིན་བསྒྲུབས་ 按上帝的吩咐
packed v. (p) བསྡུ་གསོག་བརྒྱབ་ 收拾好
things n. ལམ་ཆས་
provisions, travellers’ supplies
appeared v. (p) མངོན་ 显现
see v. མཐོང་ 看见
land n. ས་གཞི་ 土地
thanked v. (p) ཐུགས་རྗེ་ཆེ་ཞེས་ཞུས་ 感谢
vision n. འཆར་སྣང་
count v. བགྲང་ 数算
not be able to count བགྲང་མི་ཐུབ་ 没法数算
later དེ་རྗེས་ 后来
changed v. (p) བསྒྱུར་ 改为
father of many མི་མང་པོའི་ཡབ་ 多人的父
at that time སྐབས་དེར་ 如今
ninety-nine དགུ་བཅུ་གོ་དགུ་ 九十九
wife n. ཆུང་མ་ 妻子
give birth v. སྐྱེ་
too old རྒན་འཁོགས་ཆགས་ཟིན་
become old people
laughter དགོད་པ་ 欢笑之声

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