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.
Abramu Apulumutsa Loti
1Pa nthawi imeneyi Amarafeli mfumu ya Sinara, Arioki mfumu ya Elasara, Kedorilaomere mfumu ya Elamu ndi Tidala mfumu ya Goimu 2anathira nkhondo Bera mfumu ya ku Sodomu, Birisa mfumu ya Gomora, Sinabi mfumu ya Adima, Semeberi mfumu ya Ziboimu ndi mfumu ya Bela (kumeneko ndi ku Zowari). 3Mafumu onse anathiridwa nkhondowa anagwirizana pamodzi kupita ku Chigwa cha Sidimu (Nyanja ya Mchere). 4Kwa zaka khumi ndi ziwiri anali pansi pa ulamuliro wa Kedorilaomere, koma mʼchaka cha khumi ndi chitatu anamuwukira.
5Mʼchaka cha khumi ndi chinayi, Kedorilaomere mogwirizana ndi mafumu ena aja anapita kukagonjetsa Arefaiwa ku Asiteroti-karanaimu, Zuzimu wa ku Hamu, Aemi wa ku Savekiriataimu 6amene ankakhala ku Ahori, ku dziko la mapiri la Seiri mpaka ku Eli Parani kufupi ndi chipululu. 7Kenaka anabwerera napita ku Eni-Misipati (ku Kadesi), ndipo anagonjetsa dera lonse la Aamaleki, kuphatikizanso Aamori amene ankakhala ku Hazazoni Tamara.
8Tsono mafumu a ku Sodomu, Gomora, Adima, Zeboimu ndi ku Bela (ku Zowari) anapita ku Chigwa cha Sidimu kukakonzekera kuthira nkhondo 9Kedorilaomere mfumu ya Elamu, Tidala mfumu ya Goimu, Amarafeli mfumu ya Sinara ndi Arioki mfumu ya Elasara. Mafumu anayi analimbana ndi mafumu asanu. 10Koma Chigwa cha Sidimu chinali chodzaza ndi maenje aphula. Choncho pamene mafumu a ku Sodomu ndi Gomora amathawa, ankhondo ena anagweramo ndipo ena anathawira ku mapiri. 11Mafumu anayi aja anatenga katundu yense ndi chakudya chonse cha ku Sodomu ndi Gomora napita nazo. 12Anatenganso Loti, mwana wa mʼbale wake wa Abramu pamodzi ndi katundu wake popeza ankakhala mu Sodomu.
13Koma munthu wina amene anathawa, anabwera kudzamufotokozera Abramu Mhebri. Tsono Abramu ankakhala pafupi ndi mitengo ikuluikulu ya thundu ya Mamre wa fuko la Aamori, mʼbale wake wa Esikolo ndi Aneri. Onsewa anali pa mgwirizano ndi Abramu. 14Abramu atamva kuti Loti wagwidwa pa nkhondo, anasonkhanitsa asilikali 318 obadwira mʼbanja lake lomwelo nalondola mpaka ku Dani. 15Pa nthawi ya usiku Abramu anawagawa asilikali ake kuti athire nkhondo mafumu aja, ndipo anawakantha nawapirikitsa mpaka ku Hoba, cha kumpoto kwa Damasiko. 16Ndipo anawalanda katundu wawo yense nabwera naye Loti, katundu wake yense, pamodzi ndi akazi ndi anthu ena.
17Abramu atabwerera kuchokera kogonjetsa Kedorilaomere ndi mafumu amene anali nawo pa mgwirizano, mfumu ya ku Sodomu inabwera kudzakumana naye ku Chigwa cha Save (chimenechi ndicho Chigwa cha Mfumu).
18Ndipo Melikizedeki mfumu ya ku Salemu anabweretsa buledi ndi vinyo. Iyeyu anali wansembe wa Mulungu Wammwambamwamba, 19ndipo anadalitsa Abramu nati,
wolenga kumwamba ndi dziko lapansi, akudalitse iwe Abramu.
20Ndipo adalitsike Mulungu Wammwambamwamba
amene anapereka adani ako mʼdzanja lako.”
Ndipo Abramu anamupatsa iye chakhumi cha zonse anali nazo.
21Mfumu ya Sodomu inati kwa Abramu, “Ine undipatse anthu okhawo, koma katundu akhale wako.”
22Koma Abramu anawuza mfumu ya Sodomu kuti, “Ndakweza manja anga kwa Yehova, Mulungu Wammwambamwamba, Mlengi wakumwamba ndi dziko lapansi, kulumbira 23kuti sindidzalandira kanthu kalikonse kako, ngakhale utakhala ulusi chabe kapena chingwe cha nsapato, kuopa kuti ungamanene kuti, ‘Ndamulemeretsa Abramu.’ 24Sindidzalandira kanthu kalikonse kupatula zokhazo zimene anthu anga adya ndi gawo la katundu la anthu amene ndinapita nawo monga Aneri, Esikolo ndi Mamre. Iwowa atenge gawo lawo.”