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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 Amumɔyɛ

1Ɔsoro abɔfo baanu no duu Sodom anwummere. Na Lot te kurow no pon ano. Bere a Lot huu sɛ wɔreba no, ɔsɔre kohyiaa wɔn kwan. Obuu nkotodwe, de nʼanim butuw fam, nam so maa wɔn akwaaba. 2Ɔkae se, “Me wuranom, mesrɛ mo, mommɛsoɛ mo akoa fi na memma mo nsu nhohoro mo anan ho, na monna, na ɔkyena anɔpatutuutu, moatoa mo akwantu no so.”

Nanso abɔfo no buae se, “Dabi, mmom, yɛbɛda aguabɔbea.”

3Nanso Lot kɔɔ so srɛɛ wɔn anibere so nti, wɔne no kɔɔ ne fi. Ɔtoo brodo a wamfa mmɔkaw amfra da no ara, de too wɔn pon ma wodii. 4Ansa na wɔbɛkɔ akɔda no, Sodomfo mpanyin ne mmofra nyinaa fi kurow no afanan betwaa ofi no ho hyiae. 5Wɔteɛteɛɛ mu frɛɛ Lot bisaa no se, “Mmarima a wɔbaa wo nkyɛn anadwo yi wɔ he? Fa wɔn brɛ yɛn, na yɛne wɔn nkɔda.”

6Lot fii adi, too ne pon mu, kohyiaa Sodom mmarima no. 7Ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Me nuanom, mesrɛ mo, munni amumɔyɛsɛm a ɛte saa. 8Muntie! Mewɔ mmabea baanu a wonhuu mmarima da. Momma memfa wɔn mmrɛ mo, na nea mopɛ biara, moayɛ wɔn. Na saa mmarima baanu yi de, mommfa mo nsa nka wɔn, efisɛ wɔaba me suhyɛ bammɔ mu.”

9Dɔm no teɛteɛɛ mu se, “Twe wo ho! Woyɛ hena? Yɛn na yɛama wo baabi atena wɔ ha, na afei de worebɛkyerɛ yɛn nea yɛnyɛ. Yɛne wo bedi no anibere so asen nkurɔfo no.” Dɔm no twiw faa Lot so, na wofii ase bubuu apon no.

10Nanso ɔsoro abɔfo baanu a wɔhyɛ fie hɔ no pue bɛtwee Lot kɔhyɛɛ fie hɔ, too pon no mu. 11Ɔsoro abɔfo baanu no maa mpanyin ne mmofra a wogyinagyina ɔpon no akyi no ani furafurae, enti wɔanhu ɔpon no koraa.

Sodom Ne Gomora Sɛe

12Mmarima baanu no bisaa Lot se, “Wowɔ abusuafo bi wɔ kurom ha sɛ ɛyɛ wo nsenom, wo mmabea, wo mmabarima anaa obi foforo bi a ɔyɛ wo ho nipa? Yi wɔn nyinaa fi ha, 13efisɛ yɛrebɛsɛe saa kurow yi pasaa. Amumɔyɛsɛm a etia nnipa yi a adu Awurade anim no ano den nti, wasoma yɛn sɛ yɛmmɛsɛe kurow yi.”

14Enti Lot fii adi kɔbɔɔ mmarima bi a wɔahyɛ bɔ sɛ wɔbɛwareware ne mmabea no amanneɛ. Ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Monyɛ no ntɛm, na mumfi kurow yi mu, efisɛ Awurade Nyankopɔn rebɛsɛe kurow yi!” Nanso na saa mmarima yi susuw sɛ ɔredi fɛw bi.

15Anɔpahema no, ɔsoro abɔfo no hyɛɛ Lot se, “Ntɛm! Ka wo ho, na fa wo yere ne wo mmabea baanu a wɔwɔ ha no fi ha kɔ; anyɛ saa a, wɔde mo bɛfra kurow no, asɛe mo.”

16Ɔtwentwɛn ne anan ase no, ɔsoro abɔfo no susoo Lot ne yere ne ne mmabea baanu no nsa, twee wɔn, de wɔn fii kurow no mu asomdwoe mu, efisɛ Awurade huu wɔn mmɔbɔ. 17Ɔsoro abɔfo no yii Lot mmabea baanu no fii kurow no mu ara pɛ, abɔfo no mu baako kae se, “Munguan nnye mo kra nkwa; monnhwɛ mo akyi. Munnnyina baabiara. Munguan nkɔ mmepɔw no so, anyɛ saa a mubewuwu!”

18Nanso Lot ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Dabi me wuranom! 19Mo akoa anya mo anim adom, na moayɛ me adɔe kɛse de agye me nkwa. Nanso me de, merentumi nguan nkɔ mmepɔw no so, efisɛ misuro sɛ anhwɛ a, saa amanehunu yi bɛto me, ama mawu. 20Hwɛ, kurow ketewa bi bɛn ha. Mesrɛ mo, momma minkohintaw hɔ mmom, na manhwere me nkwa. Kurow no nsua ana?”

21Ɔsoro abɔfo no ka kyerɛɛ Lot se, “Eye, Mɛpene wʼabisade yi so; merensɛe saa kurow ketewa no. 22Ɛno de, guan kɔ hɔ ntɛm, efisɛ sɛ wunnuu hɔ a, merenyɛ biribiara.” Efi saa bere no na wɔfrɛɛ kurow no Soar a ase ne kurow ketewa.

23Bere a Lot duu Soar no, na owia apue. 24Afei, Awurade maa sufre ne ogya tɔ fii soro, guu Sodom ne Gomora so. 25Saa ɔkwan yi so na wɔfa de sɛee saa nkuropɔn abien ne asasetam no nyinaa. Nnipa a na wɔtete saa nkuropɔn no so ne asase no so afifide nso nyinaa sɛee. 26Nanso Lot yere twaa nʼani hwɛɛ nʼakyi ma ɔdan nkyene siw.

27Ade kyee anɔpatutuutu no, Abraham kɔɔ baabi a ogyinaa Awurade anim no. 28Ɔmaa nʼani so hwɛɛ Sodom ne Gomora fam ne asasetam no so nyinaa, huu wusiw kumɔnn a abua asase no so te sɛ wusiw a efi fononoo mu.

29Bere a Onyankopɔn sɛee nkurow a ɛwɔ asase tamaa no so no, Onyankopɔn kaee Abraham, na oyii Lot fii ɔsɛe a ɛbaa nkurow a na Lot te so no mu no.

Lot Ne Ne Mmabea Baanu No

30Lot ne ne mmabea baanu no tu fii Soar kɔtenaa ɔbodan bi a na ɛwɔ mmepɔw no so no mu, efisɛ na osuro sɛ ɔbɛtena Soar. 31Da koro bi, ɔbabea panyin no ka kyerɛɛ akumaa no se, “Yɛn agya abɔ akwakoraa, na ɔbarima biara nso nni ha a ɔne yɛn bɛda, sɛnea wɔyɛ wɔ wiase baabiara no. 32Ne saa nti, ma yɛmma yɛn agya nsa nnom, na afei yɛne no nna, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a yɛnam ne so bɛma yɛn ase afɛe.”

33Saa anadwo no, wɔmaa wɔn agya nsa nomee. Na ɔbabea panyin no ne no kɔdae. Lot anhu bere ko a ne babea panyin no de bɛdaa hɔ ne bere ko a ɔsɔre kɔe.

34Ade kyee no, ɔbabea panyin no ka kyerɛɛ akumaa no se, “Nnɛra anadwo, me ne mʼagya dae. Saa anadwo yi, ma yɛnsan mma no nsa nnom, na wo nso, wo ne no nkɔda, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a yɛnam yɛn agya so bɛma yɛn ase afɛe.” 35Saa anadwo no nso, wɔmaa wɔn agya nsa nomee. Na akumaa no nso ne nʼagya kɔdae. Bio, Lot anhu bere ko a akumaa no de bɛdaa hɔ ne bere ko a ɔsɔre kɔe.

36Enti Lot ne ne mmabea baanu no nyinsɛnee. 37Ne babea panyin no woo ɔbabarima, na ɔtoo no din Moab. Ɔno na ɔyɛ Moabfo agya de besi nnɛ. 38Akumaa no nso woo ɔbabarima, na ɔtoo no din Ben-Ami; ɔno nso ne Amon mma agya de besi nnɛ.