Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 14:1-24

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.”

King James Version

Genesis 14:1-24

1And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations; 2That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. 3All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. 4Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. 5And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim,14.5 Shaveh…: or, The plain of Kiriathaim 6And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness.14.6 El-paran: or, The plain of Paran 7And they returned, and came to En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar. 8And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim; 9With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five. 10And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain. 11And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way. 12And they took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.

13¶ And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.14.13 plain: Heb. plains 14And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.14.14 armed: or, led forth14.14 trained: or, instructed 15And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus. 16And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

17¶ And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king’s dale. 18And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. 19And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: 20And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

21And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.14.21 persons: Heb. souls 22And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, 23That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich: 24Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.