King James Version

Genesis 12:1-20

1Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

4So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. 5And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

6¶ And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.12.6 plain: Heb. plains 7And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him. 8And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD. 9And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.12.9 going…: Heb. in going and journeying

10¶ And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land. 11And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon: 12Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive. 13Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

14¶ And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair. 15The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house. 16And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels. 17And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife. 18And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? 19Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way. 20And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 12:1-20

Onyankopɔn Frɛ Abraham

1Awurade Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ Abram sɛ, “Gya wo ɔman, wo nkurɔfoɔ ne wo agya fiefoɔ, na kɔ asase a mɛkyerɛ wo no so.

2“Mɛma wo ayɛ ɔman kɛseɛ,

na mɛhyira wo.

Mɛma wo din atrɛ,

na woayɛ nhyira ama nnipa bebree.

3Mɛhyira wɔn a wɔhyira wo,

na obiara a ɔdome wo no, mɛdome no.

Ɛnam wo so na wɔbɛhyira

nnipa a wɔwɔ asase so nyinaa.”

4Enti, Abram kɔeɛ, sɛdeɛ Awurade Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ no no. Na Lot ne no kɔeɛ. Ɛberɛ a Abram refiri Haran asase so akɔ no, na wadi mfeɛ aduɔson enum. 5Na Abram faa ne yere Sarai ne ne nuabarima Haran babarima Lot, nʼagyapadeɛ ne nʼasomfoɔ a ɔnyaa wɔn wɔ Haran nyinaa, siim kɔɔ Kanaan asase so.

6Wɔfaa asase no so ara kɔsii baabi a wɔfrɛ hɔ Sekem, kɔduruu odum dua bi a ɛsi baabi a wɔfrɛ hɔ More. Ɛhɔ na wɔsii wɔn ntomadan. Saa ɛberɛ no, na Kanaanfoɔ na wɔte asase no so. 7Afei, Awurade Onyankopɔn yii ne ho adi kyerɛɛ Abram ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Mede saa asase yi bɛma wʼaseni.” Enti, Abram sii afɔrebukyia wɔ hɔ, de kaee Awurade Onyankopɔn a ɔdaa ne ho adi kyerɛɛ no no.

8Akyire yi, Abram firii hɔ, de nʼani kyerɛɛ mmepɔ bi a ɛwɔ apueeɛ fam, sii ne ntomadan wɔ hɔ. Na Bet-El da atɔeɛ fam, na Ai nso da apueeɛ fam. Ɛhɔ na ɔsii afɔrebukyia maa Awurade Onyankopɔn, sɔree no wɔ hɔ.

9Afei, Abram dii atutena ara, kɔɔ anafoɔ fam.

Abram Ne Sarai Kɔ Misraim

10Saa ɛberɛ no, ɛkɔm kɛseɛ bi sii asase a na Abram te so no so. Enti, ɔtu kɔtenaa Misraim12.10 Nsuseneeɛ a ɛdeda Misraim no enti, ɔpɛ denden no anka no. asase so kakra, ɛfiri sɛ, ɛkɔm a ɛbaa asase no so no, na ano yɛ den yie. 11Ɔreyɛ aduru Misraim asase so no, ɔka kyerɛɛ ne yere Sarai sɛ, “Menim sɛ woyɛ ɔbaa a wo ho yɛ fɛ yie. 12Sɛ Misraimfoɔ no hunu wo a, wɔbɛka sɛ, ‘Ne yere nie. Momma yɛnkum no, na yɛmfa no.’ 13Na sɛ woka sɛ woyɛ me nuabaa a, Misraimfoɔ no bɛhwɛ me yie, ɛfiri sɛ, wɔn ani wɔ wo ho, ɛno enti, wɔrenkum me.”

14Ɛberɛ a wɔduruu Misraim asase so no, Misraimfoɔ no hunuu sɛ, ɔbaa no ho yɛ fɛ yie. 15Na ɔhene Farao mpanimfoɔ hunuu no no, wɔkamfoo nʼahoɔfɛ, kɔbɔɔ no amaneɛ. Enti, ɔhene Farao soma ma wɔkɔfaa ɔbaa no baa nʼahemfie hɔ. 16Esiane ɔbaa no ahoɔfɛ enti, ɔhene Farao hwɛɛ Abram yie, maa no nnwan, anantwie, afunumunini ne afunumubereɛ, nkoa, mfenaa ne nyoma.

17Na ɛsiane Abram yere Sarai te a na ɔte Farao ahemfie hɔ no enti, Awurade Onyankopɔn maa ɔyaredɔm baa Farao ne ne fiefoɔ so. 18Yei enti, Farao frɛɛ Abram bisaa no sɛ, “Ɛdeɛn na woayɛ me yi? Adɛn enti na woanka ankyerɛ me sɛ, ɔbaa no yɛ wo yere? 19Adɛn enti na wokaa sɛ, ‘Ɔyɛ me nuabaa’ na woama maware no? Sɛ saa na ɛteɛ deɛ a, gye wo yere. Wo yere nie! Fa wʼadeɛ kɔ!” 20Na Farao hyɛɛ asraafoɔ sɛ, wɔnkɔgya Abram ne ne yere ɛkwan a wɔn fiefoɔ ne wɔn agyapadeɛ nyinaa ka ho.