New Amharic Standard Version

ዘፍጥረት 13:1-18

የአብራምና የሎጥ መለያየት

1አብራም ሚስቱንና ንብረቱን ሁሉ ይዞ ከግብፅ ወደ ኔጌብ ሄደ፤ ሎጥም አብሮት ነበረ። 2አብራም በከብት፣ በብርና በወርቅ እጅግ በልጽጎ ነበር።

3አብራም ከኔጌብ ተነሥቶ እስከ ቤቴል ተጓዘ፤ ቀድሞ በቤቴልና በጋይ መካከል ድንኳኑን ከተከለበት፣ 4ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜም መሠዊያ ካቆመበት ስፍራ ደረሰ፤ በዚያም የእግዚአብሔርን (ያህዌ) ስም ጠራ።

5ከአብራም ጋር አብሮት ይጓዝ የነበረው ሎጥ በጎች፣ ከብቶችና ድንኳኖች ነበሩት። 6ሆኖም ሁለቱ አንድ ላይ ሲኖሩ ስፍራው አልበቃቸውም፤ ንብረታቸው እጅግ ብዙ ስለ ነበር፣ አብረው መኖር አልቻሉም። 7ይህም በመሆኑ በአብራምና በሎጥ እረኞች መካከል ጠብ ተፈጠረ። በዚያን ዘመን ከነዓናውያንና ፌርዛውያን በዚያው አገር ይኖሩ ነበር።

8አብራምም ሎጥን እንዲህ አለው፤ “እኛ ወንድማማቾች ነንና በአንተና በእኔ ወይም በእረኞቻችን መካከል ጠብ ሊኖር አይገባም። 9ይኸው እንደምታየው አገሩ ሰፊ ነው፤ ብንለያይ ይሻላል። አንተ ግራውን ብትመርጥ፣ እኔ ወደ ቀኝ እሄዳለሁ፤ አንተ ቀኙን ብትመርጥ፣ እኔ ወደ ግራ አመራለሁ።”

10ሎጥ ዐይኑን አቅንቶ ሲመለከት፣ የዮርዳኖስ ረባዳ ሜዳ እንደ እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ገነት፣ በዞዓር አቅጣጫ እንዳለው እንደ ግብፅ ምድር ውሃማ ቦታ ሆኖ አገኘው። እንዲህም የነበረው እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) የሰዶምንና የገሞራን ከተሞች ከማጥፋቱ በፊት ነው። 11ሎጥ የዮርዳኖስን ረባዳ ሜዳ በሙሉ መርጦ ወደ ምሥራቅ አመራ፤ ሁለቱ ሰዎች በዚሁ ተለያዩ። 12አብራም መኖሪያውን በከነዓን ምድር አደረገ፤ ሎጥ ግን በረባዳው ሜዳ ውስጥ ባሉት ከተሞች መካከል በሰዶም አቅራቢያ ድንኳኑን ተከለ። 13የሰዶም ሰዎች ግን ክፉዎችና በእግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ፊት እጅግ ኃጥኣን ነበሩ።

14ሎጥ ከተለየው በኋላ እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) አብራምን እንዲህ አለው፤ ካለህበት ስፍራ ቀና ብለህ ወደ ሰሜንና ወደ ደቡብ፣ ወደ ምሥራቅና ወደ ምዕራብ ተመልከት፤ 15ዐይንህ የሚያየውን ምድር ሁሉ ለአንተና ለዘርህ ለዘላለም እሰጣለሁ። 16ዘርህን እንደ ምድር ትቢያ አበዛዋለሁ፤ ማንም የምድርን ትቢያ ሊቈጥር እንደማይችል ሁሉ የአንተም ዘር የማይቈጠር ይሆናል። 17እንግዲህ ምድሪቱን ስለምሰጥህ ተነሣ፤ በርዝመቷም፣ በስፋቷም ተመላለስባት።”

18አብራምም ድንኳኑን ነቀለ፤ ሄዶም ኬብሮን በሚገኙት ትልልቅ የመምሬ ዛፎች አጠገብ ተቀመጠ፤ በዚያም ለእግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) መሠዊያ ሠራ።

King James Version

Genesis 13:1-18

1And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south. 2And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. 3And he went on his journeys from the south even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai; 4Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.

5¶ And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. 6And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. 7And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. 8And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.13.8 brethren: Heb. men brethren 9Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

10And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. 11Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. 12Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. 13But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

14¶ And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: 15For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. 16And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. 17Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee. 18Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.13.18 plain: Heb. plains