Abram Rescues Lot
1At the time when Amraphel was king of Shinar,14:1 That is, Babylonia; also in verse 9 Arioch king of Ellasar, Kedorlaomer king of Elam and Tidal king of Goyim, 2these kings went to war against Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboyim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar). 3All these latter kings joined forces in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Dead Sea Valley). 4For twelve years they had been subject to Kedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
5In the fourteenth year, Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him went out and defeated the Rephaites in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzites in Ham, the Emites in Shaveh Kiriathaim 6and the Horites in the hill country of Seir, as far as El Paran near the desert. 7Then they turned back and went to En Mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and they conquered the whole territory of the Amalekites, as well as the Amorites who were living in Hazezon Tamar.
8Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboyim and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) marched out and drew up their battle lines in the Valley of Siddim 9against Kedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of Goyim, Amraphel king of Shinar and Arioch king of Ellasar—four kings against five. 10Now the Valley of Siddim was full of tar pits, and when the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some of the men fell into them and the rest fled to the hills. 11The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away. 12They also carried off Abram’s nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom.
13A man who had escaped came and reported this to Abram the Hebrew. Now Abram was living near the great trees of Mamre the Amorite, a brother14:13 Or a relative; or an ally of Eshkol and Aner, all of whom were allied with Abram. 14When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan. 15During the night Abram divided his men to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus. 16He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.
17After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley).
18Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, 19and he blessed Abram, saying,
“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
Creator of heaven and earth.
20And praise be to God Most High,
who delivered your enemies into your hand.”
Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
21The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people and keep the goods for yourself.”
22But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the Lord, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, 23that I will accept nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal, so that you will never be able to say, ‘I made Abram rich.’ 24I will accept nothing but what my men have eaten and the share that belongs to the men who went with me—to Aner, Eshkol and Mamre. Let them have their share.”
Abram Gye Lot
1Na ɛbaa sɛ Babiloniahene Amrafel, Elasarhene Ariok, Elamhene Kedorlaomer, Goiimhene Tideal berɛ so, 2na saa ahemfo yi ne Sodomhene Birsa, Gomorahene Birsa, Admahene Sinab, Seboimhene Semeber ne Belahene a na wɔfrɛ no Soar no dii ako. 3Saa ahemfo yi a ɛyɛ Sodomhene, Gomorahene, Admahene, Seboimhene ne Belahene boaboaa wɔn akodɔm ano wɔ Sidim subɔnhwa a ɛno ne Nkyene Ɛpo no mu. 4Wɔsomm Kedorlaomer mfeɛ dumienu, na afe a ɛtɔ so dumiɛnsa mu no, wɔtee atua.
5Afe akyiri no, Kedorlaomer ne ahemfo a wɔbɛkaa ne ho no tuu ɔsa. Na wɔko dii saa nnipa yi so nkonim: Refaimfoɔ,14.5 Refaimfoɔ asekyerɛ ne “nnipa abrane.” a wɔwɔ Asterot-Karnaim ne Susifoɔ a wɔwɔ Ham ne Emifoɔ a wɔwɔ Kiriataim 6ne Horifoɔ a wɔwɔ bepɔ Seir so de kɔsi El-Paran a ɛda ɛserɛ ano no. 7Afei, wɔsane wɔn akyiri baa En-Mispat a, akyire no, wɔfrɛɛ no Kades bɛkunkumm Amalekfoɔ ne Amorifoɔ nso a na wɔte Hasason-Tamar, sɛee wɔn ɔman no nyinaa.
8Afei, saa ahemfo baanum yi a wɔn ne Sodomhene, Gomorahene, Admahene, Seboimhene ne Belahene a akyire yi, wɔfrɛ no Soar no kɔɔ 9saa ahemfo baanan yi a wɔn ne Elamhene Kedorlaomer, Goiimhene Tideal, Sinearhene Amrafel ne Elasarhene Ariok nkyɛn. Wɔkɔhyiaa wɔ Sidim subɔnhwa mu. 10Na nkomena pii wɔ Sidim Bɔnhwa no mu a wɔatu ama wɔ hɔ pɛn. Enti, ɛbaa sɛ Sodomhene ne Gomorahene akodɔm no redwane no, wɔn mu bi kɔtotɔɔ nkomena no mu, na nkaeɛ no nso dwane kɔɔ mmepɔ a na ɛwɔ hɔ no so. 11Ahemfo baanan a wɔdii nkonim no fom Sodom ne Gomorafoɔ ahodeɛ ne wɔn nnuane nyinaa de kɔeɛ. 12Esiane sɛ na Abram nuabarima ba Lot te Sodom asase so no enti, nkonimdifoɔ no faa ɔno ne nʼagyapadeɛ nyinaa kɔeɛ.
13Na Sodom ne Gomora adwanefoɔ no mu baako bɛbɔɔ Hebrini Abram ɔko no mu amaneɛ. Saa ɛberɛ no, na Abram abɔ ne ho atenaseɛ wɔ odum kwaeɛ bi a ɛyɛ Amorini Mamrɛ dea no ase. Mamrɛ yi nso, na ne nuanom ne Eskol ne Aner a na wɔyɛ Abram aboafoɔ no. 14Ɛberɛ a Abram tee sɛ wɔafa ne busuani Lot dommum no, ɔboaboaa ne fiefoɔ nnipa ahasa ne dunwɔtwe a wɔatete wɔn sɛ akofoɔ ano, ma wɔtii atamfoɔ no, kɔsii kuro bi a wɔfrɛ no Dan mu. 15Ɛda no anadwo, Abram kyekyɛɛ nʼakodɔm no mu, ma wɔto hyɛɛ atamfoɔ no so, kunkumm wɔn, taa wɔn kɔduruu kuro bi a wɔfrɛ no Hoba a ɛwɔ Damasko atifi fam no mu. 16Abram gyee ɔko mu nneɛma a wɔfaeɛ no nyinaa faa ne busuani Lot ne nʼagyapadeɛ ne mmaa ne nnipa foforɔ a wɔkyekyee wɔn no nyinaa sane baeɛ.
17Abram kɔdii Kedorlaomer ne ahemfo a na wɔka ne ho no so nkonim akyiri no, Sodomhene bɛhyiaa no wɔ Sawe bɔnhwa a ɛno ara na wɔfrɛ no Ɔhene Bɔnhwa no mu.
18Na Salemhene14.18 Salem yɛ Yerusalem tete din. Melkisedek a na ɔyɛ Ɔsorosoro Awurade Onyankopɔn ɔsɔfoɔ no de burodo ne nsã brɛɛ no. 19Afei, Melkisedek hyiraa Abram sɛ:
“Ɔsorosoro Onyankopɔn a ɔbɔɔ soro ne asase,
nhyira nka wo, Abram.
20Na nhyira nka Ɔsorosoro Onyankopɔn,
a ɔde wʼatamfoɔ ahyɛ wo nsam no.”
Na Abram maa Melkisedek nneɛma a ne nsa kaeɛ no nyinaa mu biara nkyekyɛmu edu mu baako.
21Afei, Sodomhene ka kyerɛɛ Abram sɛ, “Fa me nnipa a wofaa wɔn no ma me kɛkɛ, na wo nso, fa nneɛma a aka no nyinaa.”
22Nanso, Abram ka kyerɛɛ Sodomhene sɛ, “Madi nse aka ntam akyerɛ Ɔsorosoro Onyankopɔn, ɔsoro ne asase yɛfoɔ sɛ, 23Merennye biribiara, sɛ ɛyɛ asaawa ahoma baako anaa mpaboa so ahoma mpo, mfiri wo nkyɛn, na woanka da sɛ, ‘Me na memaa Abram nyaa ne ho.’ 24Merennye hwee mfiri wo nkyɛn, gye deɛ me mmarima yi adi nko. Me nkurɔfoɔ Aner, Eskol ne Mamrɛ deɛ, ma wɔn wɔn kyɛfa.”