Onyankopɔn Ne Abram Apam
1Eyinom akyi no, Awurade kasa kyerɛɛ Abram wɔ anisoadehu mu se,
Meyɛ wo nkatabo.
Meyɛ wo kyɛfa a ɛsom bo.”
2Abram nso buae se, “Awurade Nyankopɔn, dɛn na wode bɛma me wɔ bere a minni ɔba. Onipa a obedi mʼade no yɛ Damaskoni Elieser?” 3Na Abram toaa so se, “Wommaa me mma nti, akoa a wɔwoo no wɔ me fi no na obedi mʼade.”
4Na Awurade ka kyerɛɛ Abram se, “Saa ɔbarima yi renni wʼade da, gye wʼankasa wo yafunumma.” 5Onyankopɔn de Abram kɔɔ afikyiri, na ɔka kyerɛɛ no se, “Ma wʼani so hwɛ soro na hwɛ sɛ wubetumi akan soro nsoromma ana.” Afei, Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Abram se, “Saa ara na wʼasefo bɛdɔɔso nen.”
6Abram gyee asɛm a Awurade kae no dii. Ne saa nti, Awurade buu no onipa trenee.
7Awurade Nyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Abram bio se, “Mene Awurade a mede wo fi Ur a ɛwɔ Kaldeafo asase so bae sɛ mede saa asase yi rema wo sɛ wʼagyapade.”
8Nanso Abram kae se, “Ɔsorosoro Awurade, ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na mehu sɛ asase no bɛyɛ me dea?”
9Awurade ka kyerɛɛ Abram se, “Fa nantwi ba a wadi mfe abiɛsa, abirekyibere a wadi mfe abiɛsa, Odwennini a wadi mfe abiɛsa, agyenkuku ne aborɔnoma ba brɛ me.”
10Abram de eyinom nyinaa brɛɛ Onyankopɔn, paapae wɔn mu abien abien, na ɔde afaafa no kyerɛkyerɛɛ anim, de guguu hɔ. Na nnomaa no de, wampaapae wɔn mu. 11Na apete besisii mmoa no afunu so no, Abram pam wɔn.
12Bere a owia rekɔtɔ no, Abram daa hatee, na sum kabii a ɛyɛ hu tɔɔ ne so. 13Afei, Awurade ka kyerɛɛ Abram se, “Gye di sɛ wʼasefo bɛyɛ ahɔho wɔ asase a ɛnyɛ wɔn dea so. Wɔbɛyɛ nkoa wɔ ɔman no mu, asom, na wɔayɛ wɔn ayayade mfe ahannan. 14Nanso mɛtwe saa ɔman a wʼasefo bɛsom wɔn no aso, na ɛno akyi no, wobefi ɔman a wɔsom mu no mu aba sɛ adefo. 15Wo de, wubewu asomdwoe mu. Wubenyin akyɛ yiye ansa na woawu. 16Nanso awo ntoatoaso a ɛto so anan no mu, wʼasefo bɛsan aba saa ɔman yi mu bio. Efisɛ saa bere yi, Amorifo a wɔte saa asase yi so nnɛ yi bɔne a wɔyɛ no nnya nnuu nea wɔtwe wɔn aso ma ɛyɛ yiye ɛ.”
17Na ɛbaa sɛ owia kɔtɔe, na sum durui no, Abram huu ogyaframa bi sɛ ɛrefi wusiw ne ogyatɛn a ɛredɛw bɛfaa mmoa a wɔakum wɔn no afunu afaafa no ntam. 18Saa da no ara, Awurade ne Abram yɛɛ apam, kae se, “Mede saa asase a efi Misraim asubɔnten no ho, de kosi asubɔnten kɛse Eufrate ho bɛma wo ne wʼasefo. 19Saa ara nso na mede Kenifo, Kenesifo, Kadmonifo, 20Hetifo, Perisifo, Refaimfo, 21Amorifo, Kanaanfo, Girgasifo ne Yebusifo nsase nyinaa bɛma wo ne wʼasefo no.”
1After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
2And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? 3And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. 4And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. 5And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
7And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. 8And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? 9And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. 10And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. 11And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.
12And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. 13And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 14And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. 15And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. 16But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
17And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.15.17 a burning…: Heb. a lamp of fire 18In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: 19The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, 20And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, 21And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.