The Call of Abram
1The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
2“I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.12:2 Or be seen as blessed
3I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.”12:3 Or earth / will use your name in blessings (see 48:20)
4So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. 5He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.
6Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. 7The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring12:7 Or seed I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
8From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord.
9Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
Abram in Egypt
10Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe. 11As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are. 12When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will let you live. 13Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.”
14When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that Sarai was a very beautiful woman. 15And when Pharaoh’s officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace. 16He treated Abram well for her sake, and Abram acquired sheep and cattle, male and female donkeys, male and female servants, and camels.
17But the Lord inflicted serious diseases on Pharaoh and his household because of Abram’s wife Sarai. 18So Pharaoh summoned Abram. “What have you done to me?” he said. “Why didn’t you tell me she was your wife? 19Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my wife? Now then, here is your wife. Take her and go!” 20Then Pharaoh gave orders about Abram to his men, and they sent him on his way, with his wife and everything he had.
Onyankopɔn Frɛ Abraham
1Awurade Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Abram sɛ, “Gya wo ɔman, wo nkurɔfoɔ ne wo agya fiefoɔ, na kɔ asase a mɛkyerɛ wo no so.
2“Mɛma wo ayɛ ɔman kɛseɛ,
na mɛhyira wo.
Mɛma wo din atrɛ,
na woayɛ nhyira ama nnipa bebree.
3Mɛhyira wɔn a wɔhyira wo,
na obiara a ɔdome wo no, mɛdome no.
Ɛnam wo so na wɔbɛhyira
nnipa a wɔwɔ asase so nyinaa.”
4Enti, Abram kɔeɛ, sɛdeɛ Awurade Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ no no. Na Lot ne no kɔeɛ. Ɛberɛ a Abram refiri Haran asase so akɔ no, na wadi mfeɛ aduɔson enum. 5Na Abram faa ne yere Sarai ne ne nuabarima Haran babarima Lot, nʼagyapadeɛ ne nʼasomfoɔ a ɔnyaa wɔn wɔ Haran nyinaa, siim kɔɔ Kanaan asase so.
6Wɔfaa asase no so ara kɔsii baabi a wɔfrɛ hɔ Sekem, kɔduruu odum dua bi a ɛsi baabi a wɔfrɛ hɔ More. Ɛhɔ na wɔsii wɔn ntomadan. Saa ɛberɛ no, na Kanaanfoɔ na wɔte asase no so. 7Afei, Awurade Onyankopɔn yii ne ho adi kyerɛɛ Abram ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Mede saa asase yi bɛma wʼaseni.” Enti, Abram sii afɔrebukyia wɔ hɔ, de kaee Awurade Onyankopɔn a ɔdaa ne ho adi kyerɛɛ no no.
8Akyire yi, Abram firii hɔ, de nʼani kyerɛɛ mmepɔ bi a ɛwɔ apueeɛ fam, sii ne ntomadan wɔ hɔ. Na Bet-El da atɔeɛ fam, na Ai nso da apueeɛ fam. Ɛhɔ na ɔsii afɔrebukyia maa Awurade Onyankopɔn, sɔree no wɔ hɔ.
9Afei, Abram dii atutena ara, kɔɔ anafoɔ fam.
Abram Ne Sarai Kɔ Misraim
10Saa ɛberɛ no, ɛkɔm kɛseɛ bi sii asase a na Abram te so no so. Enti, ɔtu kɔtenaa Misraim12.10 Nsuseneeɛ a ɛdeda Misraim no enti, ɔpɛ denden no anka no. asase so kakra, ɛfiri sɛ, ɛkɔm a ɛbaa asase no so no, na ano yɛ den yie. 11Ɔreyɛ aduru Misraim asase so no, ɔka kyerɛɛ ne yere Sarai sɛ, “Menim sɛ woyɛ ɔbaa a wo ho yɛ fɛ yie. 12Sɛ Misraimfoɔ no hunu wo a, wɔbɛka sɛ, ‘Ne yere nie. Momma yɛnkum no, na yɛmfa no.’ 13Na sɛ woka sɛ woyɛ me nuabaa a, Misraimfoɔ no bɛhwɛ me yie, ɛfiri sɛ, wɔn ani wɔ wo ho, ɛno enti, wɔrenkum me.”
14Ɛberɛ a wɔduruu Misraim asase so no, Misraimfoɔ no hunuu sɛ, ɔbaa no ho yɛ fɛ yie. 15Na ɔhene Farao mpanimfoɔ hunuu no no, wɔkamfoo nʼahoɔfɛ, kɔbɔɔ no amaneɛ. Enti, ɔhene Farao soma ma wɔkɔfaa ɔbaa no baa nʼahemfie hɔ. 16Esiane ɔbaa no ahoɔfɛ enti, ɔhene Farao hwɛɛ Abram yie, maa no nnwan, anantwie, afunumunini ne afunumubereɛ, nkoa, mfenaa ne nyoma.
17Na ɛsiane Abram yere Sarai te a na ɔte Farao ahemfie hɔ no enti, Awurade Onyankopɔn maa ɔyaredɔm baa Farao ne ne fiefoɔ so. 18Yei enti, Farao frɛɛ Abram bisaa no sɛ, “Ɛdeɛn na woayɛ me yi? Adɛn enti na woanka ankyerɛ me sɛ, ɔbaa no yɛ wo yere? 19Adɛn enti na wokaa sɛ, ‘Ɔyɛ me nuabaa’ na woama maware no? Sɛ saa na ɛteɛ deɛ a, gye wo yere. Wo yere nie! Fa wʼadeɛ kɔ!” 20Na Farao hyɛɛ asraafoɔ sɛ, wɔnkɔgya Abram ne ne yere ɛkwan a wɔn fiefoɔ ne wɔn agyapadeɛ nyinaa ka ho.