King James Version

Genesis 19:1-38

1And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; 2And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. 3And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

4¶ But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. 6And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, 7And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. 8Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. 9And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. 10But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. 11And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

12¶ And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: 13For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it. 14And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

15¶ And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.19.15 are here: Heb. are found19.15 iniquity: or, punishment 16And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

17¶ And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. 18And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord: 19Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die: 20Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live. 21And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.19.21 thee: Heb. thy face 22Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.19.22 Zoar: that is, Little

23¶ The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.19.23 risen: Heb. gone forth

24Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 25And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

26¶ But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

27¶ And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD: 28And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

29¶ And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.

30¶ And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters. 31And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth: 32Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. 33And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. 34And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. 35And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. 36Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. 37And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day. 38And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Ben-ammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Genesis 19:1-38

Kuwonongedwa kwa Sodomu ndi Gomora

1Angelo awiri aja anafika ku Sodomu madzulo ndipo Loti anali atakhala pansi pa chipata cha mzindawo. Loti atawaona, anayimirira ndi kukakumana nawo ndipo anaweramitsa mutu wake pansi mwaulemu. 2Iye anati, “Ambuye wanga, chonde patukirani ku nyumba kwa mtumiki wanu. Mukhoza kusambitsa mapazi anu ndi kugona usiku uno kenaka nʼkumapitirira ndi ulendo wanu mmamawa.”

Iwo anati, “Ayi, tigona panja.”

3Koma iye anawawumiriza kwambiri kotero kuti anapita naye pamodzi ku nyumba kwake. Anawakonzera chakudya buledi wopanda yisiti ndipo anadya. 4Alendo aja asanapite kogona, amuna onse achinyamata ndi achikulire ochokera mbali zonse za mzinda wa Sodomu anazinga nyumba ya Loti. 5Iwo anayitana Loti namufunsa kuti, “Ali kuti amuna aja amene afika kuno usiku womwe uno? Atulutse, utipatse kuti tigone nawo malo amodzi.”

6Loti anatuluka panja kukakumana nawo natseka chitseko 7ndipo anati, “Ayi anzanga, musachite zinthu zoyipa zotere. 8Taonani, ine ndili ndi ana anga akazi awiri amene sanagonepo ndi mwamuna. Mundilole ndikutulutsireni amenewo ndipo muchite nawo zimene mungafune. Koma musachite chilichonse ndi anthuwa, pakuti iwowa ndi alendo anga ndipo ndiyenera kuwatchinjiriza.”

9Iwo anayankha kuti, “Tachoka apa tidutse.” Ndipo anati, “Munthu uyu anabwera kuno ngati mlendo chabe, tsono lero akufuna kuti akhale wotiweruza! Tikukhawulitsa kuposa iwowa.” Anapitiriza kumuwumiriza Loti uja nʼkumasunthira kutsogolo kuti athyole chitseko.

10Koma anthu aja anali mʼkatiwa anasuzumira namukokera Loti uja mʼkati mwa nyumba nʼkutseka chitseko. 11Kenaka anawachititsa khungu anthu amene anali panja pa nyumba aja, aangʼono ndi aakulu omwe, kuti asaone pa khomo.

12Anthu awiri aja anati kwa Loti, “Kodi uli ndi wina aliyense pano, kaya ndi akamwini ako, kaya ndi ana ako aamuna kapena aakazi, kapena aliyense mu mzindamu amene ndi anzako? Atulutse onse muno, 13chifukwa tiwononga malo ano. Yehova waona kuti kuyipa kwa anthu a mu mzindawu kwakulitsa. Choncho watituma kuti tiwuwononge.”

14Choncho Loti anatuluka nayankhula ndi akamwini ake amene anali kuyembekezera kukwatira ana ake akazi nati, “Fulumirani, tiyeni tichoke pa malo ano chifukwa Yehova watsala pangʼono kuwononga mzindawu.” Koma akamwini akewo ankayesa kuti akungoselewula.

15Mmene kumacha, angelo aja anamufulumizitsa Loti nati, “Nyamuka, tenga mkazi wako ndi ana ako aakazi awiriwo, ndipo mutuluke mu mzindawo kuopa kuti mungaphedwe pamodzi nawo.”

16Koma Loti ankakayikabe. Koma Yehova anawachitira chifundo motero kuti anthu aja anagwira mkazi wake ndi ana ake aakazi aja nawatsogolera bwinobwino kuwatulutsa mu mzindawo. 17Atangowatulutsa, mmodzi wa angelowo anati, “Thawani kuti mudzipulumutse, musachewuke, musayime pena paliponse mʼchigwamo! Thawirani ku mapiri kuopa kuti mungawonongeke!”

18Koma Loti anawawuza kuti, “Ayi, ambuye anga chonde musatero! 19Taonani, Inu mwachitira mtumiki wanu chifundo, ndipo mwaonetsa kukoma mtima kwanu pondipulumutsa. Sindingathawire ku mapiri chifukwa chiwonongekochi chikhoza kundipeza ndisanafike ku mapiriko ndipo ndingafe. 20Koma, chapafupi pomwepa pali mudzi woti ndikhoza kuthamanga nʼkukafikako. Mundilole ndithawireko, ndi waungʼono kwambiri, si choncho? Mukatero, moyo wanga upulumuka.”

21Mngeloyo anati kwa iye, “Chabwino, ndavomeranso pempho lako, sindiwononga mudzi ukunenawo. 22Koma uthawireko mofulumira chifukwa sindichita kena kalikonse mpaka utafikako.” (Nʼchifukwa chake mudziwo unatchedwa Zowari).

23Pamene Loti amafika ku Zowari, nʼkuti dzuwa litatuluka. 24Ndiye Yehova anathira sulufule wamoto wochokera kumwamba kwa Yehova pa Sodomu ndi Gomora. 25Kotero, anawononga mizindayo, chigwa chonse pamodzi ndi onse okhala mʼmizindayo. Anawononganso zomera zonse za mʼdzikolo. 26Koma mkazi wa Loti anachewuka ndipo anasanduka mwala wa mchere.

27Mmawa mwake, Abrahamu ananyamuka nabwerera kumalo kumene anakumana ndi Yehova kuja. 28Anayangʼana kumunsi ku Sodomu, Gomora ndi ku dziko lonse la ku chigwa, ndipo anaona chiwutsi chikufuka mʼdzikolo ngati chikuchokera mʼngʼanjo.

29Choncho Mulungu anawononga mizinda ya ku chigwa, koma anakumbukira pemphero la Abrahamu natulutsa Loti ku sulufule ndi moto zimene zinawononga mizinda ya kumene Loti amakhalako.

Loti ndi Ana ake Aakazi

30Loti ndi ana ake awiri aakazi anachoka ku Zowari nakakhala ku mapiri, chifukwa amachita mantha kukhala ku Zowari. Iye ndi ana ake awiri ankakhala mʼphanga. 31Tsiku lina mwana wake wamkazi wamkulu anawuza mngʼono wake kuti, “Abambo athu ndi wokalamba ndipo palibe mwamuna aliyense pano woti atikwatire ndi kubereka ana monga mwa chikhalidwe cha pa dziko lonse lapansi. 32Tiye tiwamwetse vinyo ndipo tigone nawo. Tikatero mtundu wathu udzakhalapobe.”

33Usiku umenewo analedzeretsa vinyo abambo awo, ndipo wamkuluyo analowa nagona naye. Abambo awo samadziwa kanthu pamene mwanayo anagona naye kapena pamene anadzuka.

34Tsiku linali mwana wamkazi wamkulu uja anati kwa mngʼono wake, “Usiku wathawu ine ndinagona ndi abambo anga. Tiye tiwaledzeretsenso vinyo usiku uno ndipo iwe upite ndi kugona nawo ndipo mtundu wathu udzakhalapobe.” 35Choncho analedzeranso vinyo abambo awo usiku umenewonso, ndipo mwana wamkazi wamngʼono anapita nagona nawo. Abambo awo sanadziwenso kanthu pamene mwanayo anagona naye kapena pamene anadzuka.

36Choncho ana onse awiri a Loti aja anatenga pathupi pa abambo awo. 37Mwana wamkazi wamkulu uja anabereka mwana wa mwamuna ndipo anamutcha Mowabu. Iyeyo ndiye kholo la Amowabu onse. 38Mwana wamkazi wamngʼono naye anabereka mwana wamwamuna, ndipo anamutcha iye Beni-Ammi. Iyeyu ndiye kholo la Aamoni onse.