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 Awoɔ Ho Bɔ
1Awia ketee bi a Abraham te ne ntomadan a ɛwɔ Mamrɛ odum kwaeɛ ɛkwan ano no, Awurade yii ne ho adi bio kyerɛɛ no. 2Abraham maa nʼani so no, ɔhunuu sɛ mmarima baasa bi apue ne ntentenesoɔ. Ɔhunuu wɔn no, ɔtuu mmirika firii ne ntomadan no kwan ano kɔhyiaa wɔn, kotoo wɔn.
3Abraham kaa sɛ, “Me wura, sɛ manya adom wɔ wʼanim a, ntwa me a meyɛ wʼakoa ho nkɔ. 4Momma wɔmfa nsuo bi mmrɛ mo nhohoro mo nan ase, na monhome wɔ nnua yi ase kakra. 5Moaba mo akoa nkyɛn yi, momma mempɛ aduane kakra bi mma monka mo ano, na monnya ahoɔden nkɔ mo kwan.” Nnipa no penee so kaa sɛ,
“Ɛyɛ, yɛ deɛ wopɛ sɛ woyɛ.”
6Enti, Abraham de ahoɔherɛ kɔɔ ne yere Sara nkyɛn wɔ ntomadan no mu, ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Ka wo ho fa asikyiresiam pa susukora mmiɛnsa, na fɔtɔ na fa to burodo.”
7Afei, Abraham yɛɛ ntɛm kɔɔ nʼanantwibuo no mu, kɔkyeree nantwie ba a ɔyɛ na wadɔre sradeɛ de no maa ne ɔsomfoɔ, ma ɔde ahoɔherɛ yɛɛ ne ho adwuma. 8Afei, ɔfaa nufosuo ani sradeɛ ne nufosuo ne nantwie ba a ɔde anoa aduane no, de too nnipa baasa no ɛpono. Ɛberɛ a nnipa no gu so redidie no, na ɔgyina wɔn nkyɛn wɔ nnua no ase.
9Nnipa no bisaa Abraham sɛ, “Wo yere Sara wɔ he?”
Abraham buaa wɔn sɛ, “Ɔwɔ ntomadan no mu.”
10Afei, Awurade kaa sɛ, “Deɛ ɛbɛyɛ biara, afe sɛsɛɛ mɛba wo nkyɛn, na mɛba no, na wo yere Sara awo ɔbabarima.”
Saa ɛberɛ no, na Sara gyina ntomadan no ɛpono akyiri, retie nkɔmmɔ no. 11Na Abraham ne Sara nyinaa anyinyini yie a wɔn mfeɛ akɔ animu koraa enti, na Sara awoɔ apa ho. 12Sara tee asɛm no, ɔseree ne tirim, kaa sɛ, “Manya awie aberewabɔ, na me kunu nso abɔ akɔkoraa yi, ɛbɛyɛ sɛn na manya saa anigyedeɛ yi?”
13Enti, Awurade bisaa Abraham sɛ, “Adɛn enti na Sara sere bisaa sɛ, ‘Ampa ara sɛ manyini aduru seyie yi, mɛtumi awo ba?’ 14Biribi boro Awurade ahoɔden so sɛ ɔbɛyɛ? Afe sɛsɛɛ a mɛsane aba sɛdeɛ mahyɛ wo ho bɔ no, na wo yere Sara awo ɔbabarima.”
15Na Sara suro enti, ɔtwaa atorɔ sɛ, “Mansere.”
Nanso, Onyankopɔn kaa sɛ, “Ɛyɛ nokorɛ turodoo sɛ wosereeɛ.”
Abraham Di Ma Sodom
16Mmarima no kraa sɛ wɔrekɔ no, wɔde wɔn ani kyerɛɛ Sodom. Abraham kɔgyaa wɔn kwan. 17Afei, Awurade kaa sɛ, “Adeɛ a mabɔ me tirim sɛ mɛyɛ no, memfa nsie Abraham anaa? 18Ɛyɛ nokorɛ turodoo sɛ Abraham bɛyɛ ɔman kɛseɛ a ɛwɔ tumi. Na ɛnam Abraham so na wɔbɛhyira amanaman a ɛwɔ asase so nyinaa. 19Ɛfiri sɛ, mapa Abraham sɛ ɔbɛkyerɛkyerɛ ne mma ne ne fiefoɔ Awurade kwan. Na wɔayɛ ade pa ne ade tenenee a ɛsɔ Awurade ani. Sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a Awurade bɔ a ɔhyɛɛ Abraham no bɛba mu.”
20Afei, Awurade kaa sɛ, “Mate nnebɔne a ɛyɛ duru a ɛrekɔ so wɔ Sodom ne Gomora no. 21Mɛkɔ hɔ makɔhwɛ sɛ, deɛ wɔyɛ no yɛ bɔne a ɛyɛ duru, sɛdeɛ mate no anaa. Sɛ ɛnte saa nso a, mɛhunu.”
22Na mmarima baasa no mu baanu danee wɔn ani kyerɛɛ Sodom. Nanso, Abraham deɛ, na ɔda so gyina Awurade anim. 23Afei, Abraham twe bɛn Onyankopɔn bisaa no sɛ, “Wobɛsɛe nnipa tenenee ne nnipa bɔnefoɔ nyinaa afra anaa? 24Na sɛ nnipa tenenee aduonum wɔ kuro no mu a wobɛsɛe kuro no a worenhwɛ saa nnipa tenenee aduonum no ho nnyae kuro no sɛeɛ? 25Ɛmpare wo sɛ wobɛyɛ saa, sɛ wobɛkum nnipa tenenee ne nnipa bɔnefoɔ afra, de asotwe korɔ no ara bɛma nnipa tenenee ne nnipa bɔnefoɔ. Ɛmpare wo! Deɛ ɔbu asase nyinaa atɛn no remmu atɛntenenee anaa?”
26Na Awurade kaa sɛ, “Sɛ mehunu nnipa tenenee aduonum wɔ Sodom kuro no mu a, wɔn enti, merensɛe kuro no.”
27Na Abraham bisaa sɛ, “Afei, me a meyɛ nsõ ne dɔteɛ a mensɛ hwee, nanso masi me bo ne Awurade akasa yi, 28sɛ ɛba sɛ nnipa tenenee no dodoɔ yɛ aduanan enum nso ɛ? Esiane saa nnipa enum a wɔafiri nnipa tenenee aduonum no so ama aka nnipa tenenee aduanan enum no enti, wobɛsɛe kuro mu no nyinaa anaa?”
Onyankopɔn buaa sɛ, “Sɛ mehunu nnipa tenenee aduanan enum wɔ kuro no mu a, merensɛe no.”
29Abraham toaa nʼadebisa no so sɛ, “Sɛ ɛba sɛ, nnipa tenenee aduanan pɛ na wɔwɔ kuro no mu ɛ?”
Na Awurade buaa Abraham sɛ, “Nnipa tenenee aduanan no enti, merensɛe kuro no.”
30Abraham kɔɔ so srɛɛ bio sɛ, “Mesrɛ wo, Awurade, mma wo bo mfu me, ma menkasa. Sɛ ɛba sɛ nnipa tenenee aduasa na wɔwɔ kuro no mu nso ɛ?”
Awurade buaa sɛ, “Sɛ mehunu nnipa tenenee aduasa a, merensɛe kuro no.”
31Afei, Abraham bisaa sɛ, “Masi me bo ne Awurade akasa yi, ɛba sɛ nnipa tenenee aduonu pɛ na wɔwɔ kuro no mu ɛ?”
Onyankopɔn buaa sɛ, “Saa nnipa tenenee aduonu no enti, merensɛe kuro no.”
32Abraham kɔɔ so bisaa sɛ, “Ao, Awurade, mma wo bo mfu me; ma memmisa mʼasɛm baako pɛ a ɛtwa toɔ. Sɛ ɛba sɛ, nnipa tenenee edu na wɔwɔ kuro no mu nso ɛ?”
Awurade buaa sɛ, “Saa nnipa tenenee edu no enti, merensɛe kuro no.”
33Ɛberɛ a Awurade ne Abraham kasa wieeɛ no, ɔgyaa Abraham hɔ kɔeɛ. Abraham nso sane kɔɔ nʼatenaeɛm.