1And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;18.1 plain: Heb. plains 2And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, 3And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: 4Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: 5And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.18.5 comfort: Heb. stay18.5 are…: Heb. you have passed 6And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.18.6 Make ready…: Heb. Hasten 7And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it. 8And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.
9¶ And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. 10And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. 11Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. 12Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? 13And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? 14Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. 15Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
16¶ And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way. 17And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; 18Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 19For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. 20And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; 21I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know. 22And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
23¶ And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 24Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? 25That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? 26And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes. 27And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes: 28Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it. 29And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty’s sake. 30And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. 31And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake. 32And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake. 33And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.
Onyankopɔn Hyɛ Abraham Ne Sara Awo Ho Bɔ
1Awia ketee bi a Abraham te ne ntamadan a ɛwɔ Mamrɛ odum kwae kwan ano no, Awurade yii ne ho adi bio kyerɛɛ no. 2Abraham maa nʼani so no, ohuu sɛ mmarima baasa bi apue ne ntentenso. Ohuu wɔn no, otuu mmirika fii ne ntamadan no kwan ano kohyiaa wɔn, kotow wɔn.
3Abraham kae se, “Me wura, sɛ manya adom wɔ wʼanim a, ntwa me a meyɛ wʼakoa ho nkɔ. 4Momma wɔmfa nsu bi mmrɛ mo nhohoro mo anan ase, na monhome wɔ nnua yi ase kakra. 5Moaba mo akoa nkyɛn yi, momma mempɛ aduan kakra bi mma monka mo ano, na munnya ahoɔden nkɔ mo kwan.”
Nnipa no penee so kae se, “Eye, yɛ nea wopɛ sɛ woyɛ.”
6Enti Abraham de ahoɔhare kɔɔ ne yere Sara nkyɛn wɔ ntamadan no mu, kɔka kyerɛɛ no se, “Ka wo ho fa asikresiam pa susukoraa abiɛsa, na fɔtɔw na fa to brodo.”
7Afei, Abraham yɛɛ ntɛm kɔɔ nʼanantwibuw no mu, kɔkyeree nantwi ba a oye na wadɔ srade de no maa ne somfo ma ɔde ahoɔhare yɛɛ ne ho adwuma. 8Afei, ɔfaa nufusu ani srade ne nufusu ne nantwi ba a ɔde anoa aduan no, de too nnipa baasa no pon. Bere a nnipa no gu so redidi no, na ogyina wɔn nkyɛn wɔ nnua no ase.
9Nnipa no bisaa Abraham se, “Wo yere Sara wɔ he?”
Abraham buaa wɔn se, “Ɔwɔ ntamadan no mu.”
10Afei, Awurade kae se, “Nea ɛbɛyɛ biara, afe sesɛɛ mɛba wo nkyɛn, na mɛba no na wo yere Sara awo ɔbabarima.”
Saa bere no, na Sara gyina ntamadan no pon akyi, retie nkɔmmɔ no. 11Na Abraham ne Sara nyinaa anyinyin yiye a wɔn mfe akɔ anim koraa nti, na Sara awo apa ho. 12Sara tee asɛm no, ɔserew ne tirim, kae se, “Manya awie aberewabɔ, na me kunu nso abɔ akwakoraa yi, ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na manya saa anigyede yi?”
13Enti Awurade bisaa Abraham se, “Adɛn nti na Sara serew bisae se, ‘Ampa ara sɛ manyin adu sɛɛ yi, metumi awo ba ana?’ 14Biribi boro Awurade ahoɔden so sɛ ɔbɛyɛ? Afe sesɛɛ a mɛsan aba sɛnea mahyɛ wo ho bɔ no, na wo yere Sara awo ɔbabarima.”
15Na Sara suro nti, otwaa atoro se, “Manserew.”
Nanso Onyankopɔn kae se, “Ɛyɛ nokware turodoo sɛ woserewee.”
Abraham Di Ma Sodom
16Mmarima no kraa sɛ wɔrekɔ no, wɔde wɔn ani kyerɛɛ Sodom. Abraham kogyaa wɔn kwan. 17Afei, Awurade kae se, “Ade a mabɔ me tirim sɛ mɛyɛ no memfa nsie Abraham ana? 18Ɛyɛ nokware turodoo sɛ Abraham bɛyɛ ɔman kɛse a ɛwɔ tumi. Na ɛnam Abraham so na wobehyira amanaman a ɛwɔ asase so nyinaa. 19Efisɛ mapaw Abraham sɛ ɔbɛkyerɛkyerɛ ne mma ne ne fifo Awurade kwan. Na wɔayɛ ade pa ne ade trenee a ɛsɔ Awurade ani. Sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a Awurade bɔ a ɔhyɛɛ Abraham no bɛba mu.”
20Afei, Awurade kae se, “Mate nnebɔne a ɛyɛ duru a ɛrekɔ so wɔ Sodom ne Gomora no. 21Mɛkɔ hɔ akɔhwɛ sɛ, nea wɔyɛ no yɛ bɔne a ɛyɛ duru sɛnea mate no ana. Sɛ ɛnte saa nso a, mehu.”
22Na mmarima baasa no mu baanu dan wɔn ani kyerɛɛ Sodom. Nanso Abraham de, na ɔda so gyina Awurade anim. 23Na Abraham twiw bɛn Onyankopɔn bisaa no se, “Wobɛsɛe nnipa trenee ne nnipa bɔnefo nyinaa afra ana? 24Na sɛ nnipa trenee aduonum wɔ kurow no mu a, wobɛsɛe kurow no a worenhwɛ saa nnipa trenee aduonum no ho nnyae kurow no sɛe ana? 25Ɛmpare wo sɛ wobɛyɛ saa, sɛ wubekum nnipa trenee ne nnipa bɔnefo afra, de asotwe koro no ara bɛma nnipa trenee ne nnipa bɔnefo. Ɛmpare wo! Nea obu asase nyinaa atɛn no remmu atɛntrenee ana?”
26Na Awurade kae se, “Sɛ mihu nnipa trenee aduonum wɔ Sodom kurow no mu a, wɔn nti merensɛe kurow no.”
27Na Abraham bisae se, “Afei, me a meyɛ nsõ ne dɔte a mensɛ hwee, nanso masi me bo ne Awurade akasa yi, 28sɛ ɛba sɛ nnipa trenee no dodow yɛ aduanan anum nso ɛ? Esiane saa nnipa anum a wɔafi nnipa trenee aduonum no so ama aka nnipa trenee aduanan anum no nti, wobɛsɛe kurow mu no nyinaa ana?”
Onyankopɔn buae se, “Sɛ mihu nnipa trenee aduanan anum wɔ kurow no mu a, merensɛe no.”
29Abraham toaa nʼadebisa no so se, “Sɛ ɛba sɛ, nnipa trenee aduanan pɛ na wɔwɔ kurow no mu ɛ?”
Na Awurade buaa Abraham se, “Nnipa trenee aduanan no nti, merensɛe kurow no.”
30Abraham kɔɔ so srɛɛ bio se, “Mesrɛ wo, Awurade, mma wo bo mfuw me, ma menkasa. Sɛ ɛba sɛ nnipa trenee aduasa na wɔwɔ kurow no mu nso ɛ?”
Awurade buae se, “Sɛ mihu nnipa trenee aduasa a, merensɛe kurow no.”
31Afei, Abraham bisae se, “Masi me bo ne Awurade akasa yi, ɛba sɛ nnipa trenee aduonu pɛ na wɔwɔ kurow no mu ɛ?”
Onyankopɔn buae se, “Saa nnipa trenee aduonu no nti, merensɛe kurow no.”
32Abraham kɔɔ so bisae se, “Awurade, mma wo bo mfuw me; ma mimmisa mʼasɛm baako pɛ a etwa to. Sɛ ɛba sɛ, nnipa trenee du na wɔwɔ kurow no mu nso ɛ?”
Awurade buae se, “Saa nnipa trenee du no nti, merensɛe kurow no.”
33Bere a Awurade ne Abraham kasa wiee no, ogyaw Abraham hɔ kɔe. Abraham nso san kɔɔ nʼatenae.