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Genesis 13:1-18

Abram and Lot Separate

1So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him. 2Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.

3From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier 4and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the Lord.

5Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. 6But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together. 7And quarreling arose between Abram’s herders and Lot’s. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time.

8So Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. 9Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to the left.”

10Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan toward Zoar was well watered, like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) 11So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company: 12Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom. 13Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the Lord.

14The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. 15All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring13:15 Or seed; also in verse 16 forever. 16I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. 17Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.”

18So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he pitched his tents. There he built an altar to the Lord.

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1 Mose 13:1-18

Abram Ne Lot Di Ntetemu

1Abram tu firii Misraim. Ɔno, ne yere, Lot, nʼagyapadeɛ ne ne fiefoɔ nyinaa baa Negeb. 2Saa ɛberɛ no na Abram anya ne ho a ɔwɔ nyɛmmoa, dwetɛ ne sikakɔkɔɔ pii.

3Ɔfirii Negeb hɔ no, ɔdii atutena ara kɔduruu Bet-El, baabi a ɔdii ɛkan sii ne ntomadan a ɛwɔ Bet-El ne Ai ntam no. 4Ɛhɔ na kane no ɔsii nʼafɔrebukyia. Ɛhɔ nso na ɔkɔɔ so somm Awurade.

5Na Lot a ɔne Abram nam no nso yɛ ɔdefoɔ a ɔwɔ nnwan, anantwie ne asomfoɔ bebree. 6Esiane sɛ saa ɛberɛ no na Abram ne Lot nyinaa anya wɔn ho, na wɔwɔ nnwan, anantwie ne asomfoɔ pii enti, na wɔnsene asase no so. 7Na akasakasa taa baa Abram mmoahwɛfoɔ ne Lot mmoahwɛfoɔ no ntam. Saa ɛberɛ no na Kanaanfoɔ ne Perisifoɔ nso tete asase no so.

8Enti, Abram ka kyerɛɛ Lot sɛ, “Mesrɛ wo, mma akasakasa mma me ne wo anaa me mmoahwɛfoɔ ne wo mmoahwɛfoɔ ntam, ɛfiri sɛ, yɛyɛ anuanom. 9Ɛnyɛ asase no nyinaa na ɛda wʼanim yi? Ma yɛnni mpaapaemu. Sɛ wokɔ benkum a, mɛkɔ nifa, na sɛ wokɔ nifa nso a, mɛkɔ benkum.”

10Lot hwɛɛ ne ho hyiaeɛ, hunuu sɛ asase a ɛda Yordan ho no yɛ asasebereɛ. Na nsuo wɔ mu baabiara te sɛ Eden turom anaasɛ Misraim asase a ɛda Soar fam hɔ no ara pɛ. Saa ɛberɛ no, na Awurade nnya nsɛee Sodom ne Gomora. 11Na Lot de nʼani kyerɛɛ apueeɛ fam, faa asase a ɛda Yordan ho no. Yei ne ɛkwan a Abram ne Lot faa so dii ntetemu no. 12Abram tenaa Kanaan asase so. Ɛnna Lot nso dii atutena wɔ nkuropɔn a ɛwowɔ nsase tamaa no so, na ɔkɔsii ne ntomadan wɔ baabi a ɛbɛn Sodom. 13Na nnipa a wɔwɔ Sodom kuro no mu no yɛ amumuyɛfoɔ a daa wɔyɛ bɔne akɛseakɛseɛ de tia Awurade.

14Lot tee ne ho firii Abram ho akyiri no, Awurade ka kyerɛɛ Abram sɛ, “Afei, ma wʼani so hwɛ atifi fam, anafoɔ fam, apueeɛ fam ne atɔeɛ fam. 15Mede asasetam a wʼani tua yi nyinaa bɛma wo ne wʼasefoɔ afebɔɔ. 16Mɛma wʼasefoɔ adɔɔso sɛ asase so mfuturo a obiara ntumi nkan. 17Sɔre, kɔ na kɔhwehwɛ asase no so nyinaa, ɛfiri sɛ, mede rema wo.”

18Enti, Abram tutuu ne ntomadan bɛtenaa odum kwaeɛ bi a ɛyɛ Mamrɛ dea wɔ Hebron. Ɛhɔ na ɔsii afɔrebukyia maa Awurade.