Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 18:1-33

上帝应许撒拉生子

1耶和华在幔利的橡树那里向亚伯拉罕显现。那时天气很热,亚伯拉罕坐在帐篷口, 2抬头看见三个人站在对面,就跑去迎接他们,俯伏在地, 3说:“我主,你们若肯赏光,请不要匆匆路过仆人这里。 4我让人拿点水来,你们洗洗脚,在树下歇一会儿。 5我拿点饼来,你们补充一下体力再上路吧。你们既然路过这里,我理应招待你们。”他们说:“好,就照你说的做吧!”

6于是,亚伯拉罕连忙进帐篷对撒拉说:“快准备三斗18:6 三斗”希伯来文是“三细亚”,大约是十公斤。细面粉,和面烤饼。” 7亚伯拉罕又跑到牛群中牵了一头肥嫩的小牛,吩咐仆人赶快准备好。 8亚伯拉罕把奶、奶酪和准备好的牛肉摆在客人面前,站在树荫下招待他们。

9那三位客人问亚伯拉罕:“你妻子撒拉在哪里?”亚伯拉罕回答说:“在帐篷里。” 10其中一人说:“明年这时候,我会再来你这里,撒拉必生一个儿子。”这话被站在那人后面帐篷口的撒拉听见了。 11亚伯拉罕撒拉已经年纪老迈,撒拉的月经也已经停了。 12撒拉暗自发笑,心想:“我已经这么老了,还会有这种福气吗?况且我的丈夫也很老了。” 13耶和华问亚伯拉罕:“撒拉为什么偷笑说,‘我这把年纪还会有孩子吗?’ 14什么事难得住耶和华呢?明年这时候,我会再来你这里,撒拉必生一个儿子。” 15撒拉听见后非常害怕,连忙否认说:“我没有笑!”但耶和华说:“不,你确实笑了。”

亚伯拉罕为所多玛求情

16那三个人就起身朝所多玛眺望,亚伯拉罕与他们同行,要送他们一程。 17耶和华说:“我要做的事怎么可以瞒着亚伯拉罕呢? 18亚伯拉罕必成为强盛的大国,世上万国必因他而蒙福。 19我拣选了他,是要他教导自己的子孙后代持守我的道、秉公行义。这样,我必实现对他的应许。” 20耶和华说:“所多玛蛾摩拉罪恶深重,人们怨声载道。 21我现在要下去看看他们的所作所为是否如所说的那样邪恶,如果不是,我也会知道。”

22其中二人转身向所多玛走去,亚伯拉罕却仍旧站在耶和华面前。 23亚伯拉罕上前说:“你要把义人和恶人一同毁灭吗? 24倘若城中有五十个义人,你还要毁灭那城吗?你会不会为了五十个义人而饶恕那座城呢? 25你绝不会黑白不分,把义人和恶人一同毁灭。你是普天下的审判者,难道不秉公行事吗?” 26耶和华回答说:“倘若我在所多玛城中找到五十个义人,我就要因他们的缘故饶恕全城。” 27亚伯拉罕说:“主啊,虽然我渺小如灰尘,但我还要大胆地求问你, 28倘若只有四十五个义人,你会因为少了五个义人而毁灭全城吗?”耶和华说:“倘若我在城里找到四十五个义人,我也不会毁灭那城。” 29亚伯拉罕又说:“倘若在那里找到四十个义人呢?”耶和华说:“为了那四十个人的缘故,我不会毁灭那城。” 30亚伯拉罕说:“求主不要发怒,容许我再问一次,倘若在那里只找到三十个义人呢?”耶和华说:“倘若在那里只找到三十个,我也不会毁灭那城。” 31亚伯拉罕说:“我大胆再问一次,倘若在那里只找到二十个义人呢?”耶和华说:“为了那二十个人的缘故,我也不会毁灭那城。” 32亚伯拉罕又说:“求主不要发怒,让我问最后一次,倘若在那里只找到十个义人呢?”耶和华说:“为了那十个人的缘故,我也不会毁灭那城。” 33耶和华跟亚伯拉罕说完话便离开了,亚伯拉罕也回家去了。

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Genesis 18:1-33

Alendo Atatu a Abrahamu

1Yehova anadza kwa Abrahamu pafupi ndi mitengo ikuluikulu ya thundu ya ku Mamre. Abrahamu nʼkuti atakhala pansi pa khoma la tenti yake masana, dzuwa likutentha. 2Tsono Abrahamu atakweza maso ake patali anangoona anthu atatu atayima cha potero. Atawaona, ananyamuka mofulumira kuti awachingamire. Atafika anaweramitsa mutu pansi mwa ulemu nati, 3“Ngati mwandikomera mtima, mbuye wanga, musamulambalale mtumiki wanu. 4Ndikupatseniko timadzi pangʼono kuti nonse musambitse mapazi anu ndi kupumula pansi pa mtengo uwu. 5Tsono ndikutengereniko kachakudya kuti mudye kuti mwina nʼkupezako mphamvu zopitirizira ulendo wanu. Inu mwafika kumalo kwa mtumiki wanu.”

Ndipo iwo anamuyankha nati, “Zikomo kwambiri, chita monga wanenera.”

6Choncho Abrahamu anafulumira kupita kwa Sara mʼtenti nati, “Tafulumira, tenga mabeseni atatu a ufa wosalala, ukande ndi kupanga buledi.”

7Kenaka Abrahamu anakatenga mwana wangʼombe wonenepa ndi wofewa bwino ndi kupatsa wantchito wake amene anachita changu kukonza ndiwoyo. 8Tsono Abrahamu anatenga chambiko, mkaka ndi mwana wangʼombe wokonzedwa uja nazipereka kwa anthu aja. Alendowo akudya, Abrahamu ankawayangʼana atayimirira pansi pa mtengo.

9Anthuwo anafunsa Abrahamu kuti, “Mkazi wako Sara ali kuti?”

Iye anati, “Ali mu tentimu.”

10Tsono mmodzi mwa iwo anati, “Mosakayikira ndidzabweranso pa nthawi ngati yomwe ino chaka chamawa, ndipo Sara mkazi wako adzakhala ndi mwana wamwamuna.”

Koma Sara amene anali kumbuyo kwa Abrahamu pa khoma la tenti ankamva zonsezi. 11Abrahamu ndi Sara anali okalamba kale ndipo anali ndi zaka zambiri. Sara nʼkuti atapyola kale pa msinkhu oti nʼkubereka. 12Choncho anangoseka nati mu mtima mwake, “Kodi munthu wothayitha ngati ine ndingasangalalenso kugona pamodzi ndi mbuye wanga? Mwamuna wanga nayenso ndi wokalamba.”

13Ndipo Yehova anati kwa Abrahamu, “Nʼchifukwa chiyani Sara anaseka nʼkumati, ‘Moti ine nʼkudzakhaladi ndi mwana mmene ndakalambiramu?’ 14Kodi pali chimene chikhoza kumukanika Yehova? Pa nthawi yake, ngati yomwe ino chaka chamawa ndidzabweranso, ndipo Sara adzabala mwana wamwamuna.”

15Koma Sara ndi mantha ananama nati, “Sindinaseke.”

Koma Iye anati, “Inde iwe unaseka.”

Abrahamu Apembedzera Sodomu

16Kenaka anthu aja ananyamuka ndi kumapita, molunjika ku Sodomu. Ndipo Abrahamu anayenda nawo pamodzi kuwaperekeza. 17Tsono Yehova anati mu mtima mwake, “Kodi ndingamubisire Abrahamu chimene ndikuti ndichite posachedwa? 18Abrahamu adzakhaladi mtundu wa anthu waukulu ndi wamphamvu, ndipo mitundu yonse ya anthu pa dziko lapansi adzadalitsika kudzera mwa iye. 19Pakuti ndasankha iyeyu kuti adzatsogolere ana ake ndi a pa banja lake, kuti asunge mawu a Yehova pochita zoyenera ndi zachilungamo. Choncho Yehova adzachita kwa Abrahamu chimene anamulonjeza iye.”

20Ndipo Yehova anati kwa Abrahamu, “Kulirira Gomora kwakula ndipo tchimo lawo lafika poyipa kwambiri 21choncho ndikuti ndipiteko ndikaone ngati zimene achita zilidi zoyipa monga mmene madandawulo andipezera Ine. Ngati sizili choncho, ndikadziwa.”

22Anthu aja anatembenuka nʼkumapita, kulowera ku Sodomu, koma Abrahamu anali chiyimirire pamaso pa Yehova. 23Kenaka Abrahamu anasendera kufupi ndi Iye nati, “Kodi mudzawonongera kumodzi wolungama ndi woyipa? 24Nanga bwanji patakhala anthu makumi asanu olungama mu mzindamo? Kodi mudzawonongadi onse osausiyako mzindawo chifukwa cha anthu makumi asanu olungama omwe ali mʼmenemo? 25Ndithu simungachite zimenezi, kupha anthu olungama pamodzi ndi oyipa. Nʼzosatheka kuti inu nʼkufananitsa olungama ndi oyipa. Kodi woweruza wa dziko lapansi nʼkulephera kuchita chilungamo?”

26Yehova anati, “Nditapeza anthu makumi asanu olungama mu mzinda wa Sodomu, ndidzasiya malo onsewo osawawononga chifukwa cha iwo.”

27Ndipo Abrahamu anayankhulanso nati, “Tsono poti ndalimba mtima kuyankhula ndi Ambuye, ngakhale kuti ndine fumbi ndi phulusa chabe, 28bwanji anthu olungama atacheperapo ndi asanu pa anthu makumi asanu? Kodi mudzawononga mzinda wonse chifukwa cha asanuwo?”

Iye anati, “Nditapezamo anthu 45, sindidzawuwononga.”

29Kenakanso anayankhula kwa Iye nati, “Bwanji atangopezekamo anthu 40 okha?”

Iye anayankha, “Chifukwa cha anthu 40 amenewa, sindidzatero.”

30Ndipo Abrahamu anati, “Pepanitu musandipsere mtima Ambuye, koma mundilole kuti ndiyankhule. Nanga mutapezekamo anthu makumi atatu okha?”

Iye anayankha, “Sindidzatero ngati atapezekamo anthu makumi atatu.”

31Abrahamu anati, “Tsono poti ndalimba mtima chonchi kumayankhula ndi Ambuye, bwanji atangopezeka anthu makumi awiri okha?”

Iye anati, “Chifukwa cha anthu makumi awiriwo, sindidzawuwononga.”

32Kenaka Abrahamu anati, “Pepani Ambuye musandipsere mtima, ndingoyankhula kamodzi kokhaka basi. Bwanji atangopezeka khumi okha mʼmenemo?”

Iye anayankha nati, “Chifukwa cha khumiwo, sindidzawuwononga.”

33Yehova atatsiriza kuyankhula ndi Abrahamu, anachoka ndipo Abrahamu anabwerera ku nyumba yake.