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Genesis 19:1-38

Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed

1The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. 2“My lords,” he said, “please turn aside to your servant’s house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning.”

“No,” they answered, “we will spend the night in the square.”

3But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. 4Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. 5They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”

6Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him 7and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. 8Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.”

9“Get out of our way,” they replied. “This fellow came here as a foreigner, and now he wants to play the judge! We’ll treat you worse than them.” They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.

10But the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door. 11Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.

12The two men said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here—sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here, 13because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the Lord against its people is so great that he has sent us to destroy it.”

14So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry19:14 Or were married to his daughters. He said, “Hurry and get out of this place, because the Lord is about to destroy the city!” But his sons-in-law thought he was joking.

15With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished.”

16When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the Lord was merciful to them. 17As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!”

18But Lot said to them, “No, my lords,19:18 Or No, Lord; or No, my lord please! 19Your19:19 The Hebrew is singular. servant has found favor in your19:19 The Hebrew is singular. eyes, and you19:19 The Hebrew is singular. have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can’t flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I’ll die. 20Look, here is a town near enough to run to, and it is small. Let me flee to it—it is very small, isn’t it? Then my life will be spared.”

21He said to him, “Very well, I will grant this request too; I will not overthrow the town you speak of. 22But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it.” (That is why the town was called Zoar.19:22 Zoar means small.)

23By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. 24Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. 25Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land. 26But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

27Early the next morning Abraham got up and returned to the place where he had stood before the Lord. 28He looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah, toward all the land of the plain, and he saw dense smoke rising from the land, like smoke from a furnace.

29So when God destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham, and he brought Lot out of the catastrophe that overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.

Lot and His Daughters

30Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave. 31One day the older daughter said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man around here to give us children—as is the custom all over the earth. 32Let’s get our father to drink wine and then sleep with him and preserve our family line through our father.”

33That night they got their father to drink wine, and the older daughter went in and slept with him. He was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up.

34The next day the older daughter said to the younger, “Last night I slept with my father. Let’s get him to drink wine again tonight, and you go in and sleep with him so we can preserve our family line through our father.” 35So they got their father to drink wine that night also, and the younger daughter went in and slept with him. Again he was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up.

36So both of Lot’s daughters became pregnant by their father. 37The older daughter had a son, and she named him Moab19:37 Moab sounds like the Hebrew for from father.; he is the father of the Moabites of today. 38The younger daughter also had a son, and she named him Ben-Ammi19:38 Ben-Ammi means son of my father’s people.; he is the father of the Ammonites19:38 Hebrew Bene-Ammon of today.

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1 Mose 19:1-38

Sodom Ne Gomora Amumuyɛ

1Ɔsoro abɔfoɔ baanu no duruu Sodom anwummerɛ. Na Lot te kuro no ɛpono ano. Ɛberɛ a Lot hunuu sɛ wɔreba no, ɔsɔre kɔhyiaa wɔn ɛkwan. Ɔbuu nkotodwe, de nʼanim butuu fam, nam so maa wɔn akwaaba. 2Ɔkaa sɛ, “Me wuranom, mesrɛ mo, mommɛsoɛ mo akoa fie, na memma mo nsuo nhohoro mo nan ho, na monna, na ɔkyena anɔpatutuutu, moatoa mo akwantuo no so.”

Nanso, abɔfoɔ no buaa sɛ, “Dabi, mmom, yɛbɛda adwabɔeɛ.”

3Nanso, Lot kɔɔ so srɛɛ wɔn anibereɛ so enti, wɔne no kɔɔ ne fie. Ɔtoo burodo a wamfa mmɔreka amfra ɛda no ara, de too wɔn ɛpono, ma wɔdiiɛ. 4Ansa na wɔbɛkɔ akɔda no, Sodomfoɔ mpanin ne mmɔfra nyinaa firi kuro no afanan bɛtwaa efie no ho hyiaeɛ. 5Wɔteateaam frɛɛ Lot bisaa no sɛ, “Mmarima a wɔbaa wo nkyɛn anadwo yi wɔ he? Fa wɔn brɛ yɛn, na yɛne wɔn nkɔda.”

6Lot firii adi, too ne ɛpono mu, kɔhyiaa Sodom mmarima no. 7Ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Me nuanom, mesrɛ mo, monnyɛ amumuyɛsɛm a ɛte saa. 8Montie! Mewɔ mmammaa baanu a wɔnhunuu mmarima da. Momma memfa wɔn mmrɛ mo, na deɛ mopɛ biara, moayɛ wɔn. Na saa mmarima baanu yi deɛ, mommfa mo nsa nka wɔn, ɛfiri sɛ, wɔaba me suhyɛ banbɔ mu.”

9Ɛdɔm no teateaam sɛ, “Twe wo ho! Woyɛ hwan? Yɛn na yɛama wo baabi atena wɔ ha, na afei deɛ worebɛkyerɛ yɛn deɛ yɛnyɛ. Yɛne wo bɛdi no anibereɛ so asene nkurɔfoɔ no.” Ɛdɔm no twi faa Lot so, na wɔhyɛɛ aseɛ bubuu apono no.

10Nanso, ɔsoro abɔfoɔ baanu a wɔhyɛ efie hɔ no pue bɛtwee Lot kɔhyɛɛ efie hɔ, too ɛpono no mu. 11Ɔsoro abɔfoɔ baanu no maa mpanin ne mmɔfra a wɔgyinagyina ɛpono no akyiri no ani firafiraeɛ enti, wɔanhunu ɛpono no koraa.

Sodom Ne Gomora Sɛeɛ

12Afei, ɔsoro abɔfoɔ baanu no bisaa Lot sɛ, “Wowɔ abusuafoɔ bi wɔ kurom ha sɛ ɛyɛ wo nsenom, wo mmammaa, wo mmammarima anaa obi foforɔ bi a ɔyɛ wo ho onipa? Yi wɔn nyinaa firi ha, 13ɛfiri sɛ, yɛrebɛsɛe saa kuro yi pasaa. Amumuyɛsɛm a ɛtia nnipa yi a aduru Awurade anim no ano den enti, wasoma yɛn sɛ yɛmmɛsɛe kuro yi.”

14Enti, Lot firii adi, kɔbɔɔ mmarima bi a wɔahyɛ bɔ sɛ wɔbɛwareware ne mmammaa no amaneɛ. Ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Monyɛ no ntɛm, na momfiri kuro yi mu, ɛfiri sɛ, Awurade Onyankopɔn rebɛsɛe kuro yi!” Nanso, na saa mmarima yi susu sɛ ɔredi fɛ bi.

15Anɔpahema no, ɔsoro abɔfoɔ no hyɛɛ Lot sɛ, “Ntɛm! Ka wo ho, na fa wo yere ne wo mmammaa baanu a wɔwɔ ha no firi ha kɔ; anyɛ saa a, wɔde mo bɛfra kuro no, asɛe mo.”

16Ɔtwentwɛnee ne nan ase no, ɔsoro abɔfoɔ no sosɔɔ Lot ne ne yere ne ne mmammaa baanu no nsa, twee wɔn, de wɔn firii kuro no mu asomdwoeɛ mu, ɛfiri sɛ, Awurade hunuu wɔn mmɔbɔ. 17Ɔsoro abɔfoɔ no yii Lot mmammaa baanu no firii kuro no mu ara pɛ, abɔfoɔ no mu baako kaa sɛ, “Monnwane nnye mo kra nkwa; monnhwɛ mo akyiri. Monnnyina baabiara. Monnwane nkɔ mmepɔ no so, anyɛ saa a, mobɛwuwu!”

18Nanso, Lot ka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Ao, dabi me wuranom! 19Mo akoa anya mo anim adom, na moayɛ me adɔeɛ kɛseɛ de agye me nkwa. Nanso, me deɛ, merentumi nnwane nkɔ mmepɔ no so, ɛfiri sɛ, mesuro sɛ anhwɛ a, saa amanehunu yi bɛto me, ama mawu. 20Hwɛ, kuro ketewa bi bɛn ha. Mesrɛ mo, momma menkɔhinta hɔ mmom, na manhwere me nkwa. Kuro no nsua anaa?”

21Ɔsoro abɔfoɔ no ka kyerɛɛ Lot sɛ, “Ɛyɛ, mepene wʼabisadeɛ yi so; merensɛe saa kuro ketewa no. 22Ɛnneɛ, dwane kɔ hɔ ntɛm, ɛfiri sɛ, sɛ wonnuruu hɔ a, merenyɛ biribiara.” Ɛfiri saa ɛberɛ no, na wɔfrɛɛ kuro no Soar a aseɛ ne kuro ketewa.

23Ɛberɛ a Lot duruu Soar no, na owia apue. 24Afei, Awurade maa sɔfe ne ogya tɔ firii soro, guu Sodom ne Gomora so. 25Saa ɛkwan yi so na wɔfa de sɛee saa nkuropɔn mmienu ne asasetam no nyinaa. Nnipa a na wɔtete saa nkuropɔn no so ne asase no so afifideɛ nso nyinaa sɛeɛ. 26Nanso, Lot yere twaa nʼani hwɛɛ nʼakyiri ma ɔdanee nkyene esie.

27Adeɛ kyee anɔpatutuutu no, Abraham kɔɔ baabi a ɔgyinaa Awurade anim no. 28Ɔmaa nʼani so hwɛɛ Sodom ne Gomora fam ne asasetam no so nyinaa, hunuu wisie kumɔnn a abua asase no so te sɛ wisie a ɛfiri fononoo mu.

29Ɛberɛ a Onyankopɔn sɛee nkuro a ɛwɔ asase tamaa no so no, Onyankopɔn kaee Abraham, na ɔyii Lot firii ɔsɛeɛ a ɛbaa nkuro a na Lot te so no mu no.

Lot Ne Ne Mmammaa Baanu No

30Afei, Lot ne ne mmammaa baanu no tu firii Soar kɔtenaa ɔbodan bi a na ɛwɔ mmepɔ no mu, ɛfiri sɛ, na ɔsuro sɛ ɔbɛtena Soar. 31Ɛda koro bi, ɔbabaa panin no ka kyerɛɛ akumaa no sɛ, “Yɛn agya abɔ akɔkoraa, na ɔbarima biara nso nni ha a ɔne yɛn bɛda, sɛdeɛ wɔyɛ no ewiase baabiara no. 32Ne saa enti, ma yɛmma yɛn agya nsã nnom, na afei, yɛne no nna, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a yɛnam ne so bɛma yɛn ase adɔre.”

33Saa anadwo no, wɔmaa wɔn agya nsã nomeeɛ. Na ɔbabaa panin no ne no kɔdaeɛ. Lot anhunu ɛberɛ korɔ a ne babaa panin no de bɛdaa hɔ ne ɛberɛ korɔ a ɔsɔre kɔeɛ.

34Adeɛ kyeeɛ no, ɔbabaa panin no ka kyerɛɛ akumaa no sɛ, “Nnora anadwo, me ne mʼagya daeɛ. Saa anadwo yi, ma yɛnsane mma no nsã nnom, na wo nso, wo ne no nkɔda, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a yɛnam yɛn agya so bɛma yɛn ase adɔre.” 35Saa anadwo no nso, wɔmaa wɔn agya nsã nomeeɛ. Na akumaa no nso ne nʼagya kɔdaeɛ. Bio, Lot anhunu ɛberɛ ko a akumaa no de bɛdaa hɔ ne ɛberɛ ko a ɔsɔre kɔeɛ.

36Enti, Lot ne ne mmammaa baanu no nyinsɛneeɛ. 37Ne babaa panin no woo ɔbabarima, na ɔtoo no edin Moab. Ɔno na ɔyɛ Moabfoɔ agya de bɛsi ɛnnɛ. 38Akumaa no nso woo ɔbabarima, na ɔtoo no edin Ben-Ami; ɔno nso ne Amon mma agya de bɛsi ɛnnɛ.