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.
Abram Gye Lot
1Na ɛbaa sɛ Babiloniahene Amrafel, Elasarhene Ariok, Elamhene Kedorlaomer, Goiimhene Tideal bere 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 wɔyɛ Sodomhene, Gomorahene, Admahene, Seboimhene ne Belahene boaboaa wɔn asraafo ano wɔ Sidim subon a ɛno ne Nkyene Po no mu. 4Wɔsom Kedorlaomer mfe dumien, na afe a ɛto so dumiɛnsa mu no, wɔtew atua.
5Afe akyi no, Kedorlaomer ne ahemfo a wɔbɛkaa ne ho no tuu ɔsa. Na wɔko dii saa nnipa yi so nkonim: Refaimfo,14.5 Refaimfo nkyerɛase ne “nnipa abran.” a wɔwɔ Asterot-Karnaim ne Susifo a wɔwɔ Ham ne Emifo a wɔwɔ Kiriataim 6ne Horifo a wɔwɔ bepɔw Seir so de kosi El-Paran a ɛda sare ano no. 7Afei, wɔsan wɔn akyi baa En-Mispat a akyiri no, wɔfrɛɛ no Kades bekunkum Amalekfo ne Amorifo nso a na wɔte Hasason-Tamar, sɛee wɔn man no nyinaa.
8Afei, saa ahemfo baanum yi a wɔne Sodomhene, Gomorahene, Admahene, Seboimhene ne Belahene a wɔfrɛ no Soar no kɔɔ 9saa ahemfo baanan yi a wɔne Elamhene Kedorlaomer, Goiimhene Tideal, Sinearhene Amrafel ne Elasarhene Ariok nkyɛn. Wokohyiaa wɔ Sidim subon mu. 10Na nkomoa pii wɔ Sidim Bon no mu a wɔatu ama wɔ hɔ pɛn. Enti ɛbaa sɛ Sodomhene ne Gomorahene asraafo no reguan no, wɔn mu bi kɔtotɔɔ nkomoa no mu, na nkae no nso guan kɔɔ mmepɔw a na ɛwɔ hɔ no so. 11Ahemfo baanan a wodii nkonim no fom Sodom ne Gomorafo ahode ne wɔn nnuan nyinaa de kɔe. 12Esiane sɛ na Abram nuabarima ba Lot te Sodom asase so no nti, nkonimdifo no faa ɔno ne nʼagyapade nyinaa kɔe.
13Na Sodom ne Gomora aguanfo no mu baako bɛbɔɔ Hebrini Abram ɔko no mu amanneɛ. Saa bere no, na Abram abɔ ne ho atenase wɔ odum kwae bi a ɛyɛ Amorini Mamrɛ de no ase. Mamrɛ yi nso, na ne nuanom ne Eskol ne Aner a na wɔyɛ Abram aboafo no. 14Bere a Abram tee sɛ wɔafa ne busuani Lot dommum no, ɔboaboaa ne fifo nnipa ahaasa ne dunwɔtwe a wɔatetew wɔn sɛ akofo ano, maa wotiw atamfo no, kosii kurow bi a wɔfrɛ no Dan mu. 15Da no anadwo, Abram kyekyɛɛ nʼakofo no mu ma wɔtow hyɛɛ atamfo no so, kunkum wɔn, taa wɔn koduu kurow bi a wɔfrɛ no Hoba a ɛwɔ Damasko atifi fam no mu. 16Abram gyee ɔko mu nneɛma a wɔfaa no nyinaa faa ne busuani Lot ne nʼagyapade ne mmea ne nnipa foforo a wɔkyekyeree wɔn no nyinaa san bae.
17Abram kodii Kedorlaomer ne ahemfo a na wɔka ne ho no so nkonim akyi no, Sodomhene behyiaa no wɔ Sawe bon a ɛno ara na wɔfrɛ no Ɔhene Bon no mu.
18Na Salemhene14.18 Salem yɛ Yerusalem tete din. Melkisedek a na ɔyɛ Ɔsorosoro Nyankopɔn sɔfo no de brodo ne nsa brɛɛ no, 19behyiraa Abram se:
“Ɔsorosoro Nyankopɔn a ɔbɔɔ ɔsoro ne asase,
Nhyira nka wo, Abram.
20Na nhyira nka Ɔsorosoro Nyankopɔn
a ɔde wʼatamfo ahyɛ wo nsam no.”
Na Abram maa Melkisedek nneɛma a ne nsa kae no nyinaa mu biara nkyekyɛmu du mu baako.
21Sodomhene no ka kyerɛɛ Abram se, “Fa me nnipa a wofaa wɔn no ma me na wo nso, fa nneɛma a aka no nyinaa.”
22Nanso Abram ka kyerɛɛ Sodomhene no se, “Madi nsew aka ntam akyerɛ AWURADE, Ɔsorosoro Nyankopɔn, ɔsoro ne asase yɛfo se, 23Merennye biribiara, sɛ ɛyɛ asaawa hama baako anaa mpaboa so hama mpo, mfi wo nkyɛn, na woanka da sɛ, ‘Me na memaa Abram nyaa ne ho.’ 24Merennye hwee mfi wo nkyɛn, gye nea me mmarima yi adi nko. Me nkurɔfo Aner, Eskol ne Mamrɛ de, ma wɔn wɔn kyɛfa.”