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Genesis 20:1-18

Abraham and Abimelek

1Now Abraham moved on from there into the region of the Negev and lived between Kadesh and Shur. For a while he stayed in Gerar, 2and there Abraham said of his wife Sarah, “She is my sister.” Then Abimelek king of Gerar sent for Sarah and took her.

3But God came to Abimelek in a dream one night and said to him, “You are as good as dead because of the woman you have taken; she is a married woman.”

4Now Abimelek had not gone near her, so he said, “Lord, will you destroy an innocent nation? 5Did he not say to me, ‘She is my sister,’ and didn’t she also say, ‘He is my brother’? I have done this with a clear conscience and clean hands.”

6Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know you did this with a clear conscience, and so I have kept you from sinning against me. That is why I did not let you touch her. 7Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, you may be sure that you and all who belong to you will die.”

8Early the next morning Abimelek summoned all his officials, and when he told them all that had happened, they were very much afraid. 9Then Abimelek called Abraham in and said, “What have you done to us? How have I wronged you that you have brought such great guilt upon me and my kingdom? You have done things to me that should never be done.” 10And Abimelek asked Abraham, “What was your reason for doing this?”

11Abraham replied, “I said to myself, ‘There is surely no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.’ 12Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not of my mother; and she became my wife. 13And when God had me wander from my father’s household, I said to her, ‘This is how you can show your love to me: Everywhere we go, say of me, “He is my brother.” ’ ”

14Then Abimelek brought sheep and cattle and male and female slaves and gave them to Abraham, and he returned Sarah his wife to him. 15And Abimelek said, “My land is before you; live wherever you like.”

16To Sarah he said, “I am giving your brother a thousand shekels20:16 That is, about 25 pounds or about 12 kilograms of silver. This is to cover the offense against you before all who are with you; you are completely vindicated.”

17Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelek, his wife and his female slaves so they could have children again, 18for the Lord had kept all the women in Abimelek’s household from conceiving because of Abraham’s wife Sarah.

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1 Mose 20:1-18

Abraham Ne Abimelek

1Afei, Abraham tu firii hɔ kɔɔ anafoɔ mantam asase bi a wɔfrɛ no Negeb kɔtenaa nkuro Kades ne Sur ntam. Ɔtenaa Gerar kakra. 2Abraham maa nnipa no tee aseɛ sɛ, Sara yɛ ne nuabaa. Enti, Gerarhene Abimelek soma kɔfaa Sara baa nʼahemfie.

3Nanso, Onyankopɔn soo Abimelek daeɛ, ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Wosɛ owuo, ɛfiri sɛ, ɔbaa a woakɔfa no no yɛ obi yere.”

4Nanso, na Abimelek nnya ne Sara nnaeɛ, enti ɔkaa sɛ, “Awurade, enti wobɛsɛe onipa a ɔnyɛɛ bɔne bi? 5Abraham ka kyerɛɛ me sɛ, ‘Ɔyɛ me nuabaa.’ Na Sara no nso kaa sɛ, ‘Ɔyɛ me nuabarima.’ Enti mede adwenem fann ne akoma mu teɛ na meyɛɛ deɛ meyɛeɛ no.”

6Afei, Onyankopɔn soo Abimelek daeɛ bio ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Ɛyɛ nokorɛ turodoo sɛ, wode adwenem fann ne akoma mu teɛ na ɛyɛɛ deɛ woyɛeɛ no; ɛno enti, mamma woanyɛ bɔne antia me. Ɛno enti na mamma woamfa wo ho anka no no. 7Ne saa enti sane fa ɔbarima no yere no kɔma no, ɛfiri sɛ, saa ɔbarima no yɛ odiyifoɔ a ɔbɛtumi abɔ mpaeɛ ama wo, ama woatena. Na sɛ woansane amfa no ankɔma no a, hunu sɛ, wo ne wʼasefoɔ nyinaa bɛwuwu.”

8Adeɛ kyee anɔpatutuutu no, ntɛm ara, Abimelek frɛɛ ne mpanimfoɔ nyinaa bɔɔ wɔn nsɛm a asisie no ho amaneɛ. Na wɔsuroo yie. 9Afei, Abimelek frɛɛ Abraham ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Ɛdeɛn na woayɛ yɛn yi? Bɔne bɛn na mayɛ wo a woakɔfa afɔbusɛm kɛseɛ a ɛte sɛɛ yi abɛto me ne me ɔman so yi? Adeɛ a wode ayɛ me yi nyɛ adeɛ a anka ɛsɛ sɛ wode yɛ me.” 10Afei, Abimelek bisaa Abraham sɛ, “Ɛdeɛn adwene na ɛkaa wo a ɛmaa woyɛɛ saa?”

11Abraham buaa sɛ, “Mesusuu sɛ, nokorɛm, Onyankopɔn biara nni mo mu, ne saa enti, me yere enti, mobɛtumi akum me. 12Yei akyiri no, ampa ara, ɔyɛ me nuabaa. Yɛfiri agya korɔ. Yɛmfiri ɛna korɔ. Ɛno enti na mewaree no no. 13Na ɛberɛ a Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ me Abraham sɛ, mentu mfiri mʼagya fie nkɔ asase a ɔbɛkyerɛ me so no, me nso, meka kyerɛɛ Sara sɛ, ‘Adɔeɛ a ɛsɛ sɛ woyɛ me nie: baabiara a yɛbɛduru no, ka sɛ, meyɛ wo nuabarima.’ ”

14Enti, Abimelek de nnwan, anantwie, nkoa ne mfenaa brɛɛ Abraham. Na ɔde ne yere Sara sane brɛɛ no. 15Abimelek kaa sɛ, “Mʼasasetam na ɛda wʼanim yi, ɛso baabiara a wopɛ sɛ wotena no, fa.”

16Abimelek ka kyerɛɛ Sara nso sɛ, “Mede dwetɛ kilogram dubaako ne fa rema wo nuabarima no. Yei ne mpatadeɛ a mede rema wo wɔ bɔne a wɔde too wo so no, wɔ wɔn a wɔka wo ho no nyinaa anim. Asodie biara nna wo so.”

17Enti, Abraham bɔɔ mpaeɛ, srɛɛ Onyankopɔn sɛ, ɔnsa ɔhene Abimelek, ɔhemmaa ne mfenaa a wɔwɔ efie hɔ yadeɛ, ma wɔnwo mma. 18Esiane Abraham yere Sara enti, Awurade too Abimelek fiefoɔ nyinaa yafunu mu, de twee Abimelek aso.