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።

New International Version – UK

Genesis 13:1-18

Abram and Lot separate

1So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him. 2Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.

3From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier 4and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the Lord.

5Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. 6But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together. 7And quarrelling arose between Abram’s herdsmen and Lot’s. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time.

8So Abram said to Lot, ‘Let’s not have any quarrelling between you and me, or between your herdsmen and mine, for we are close relatives. 9Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to the left.’

10Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan towards Zoar was well watered, like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) 11So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out towards the east. The two men parted company: 12Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom. 13Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the Lord.

14The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, ‘Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. 15All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring13:15 Or seed; also in verse 16 for ever. 16I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. 17Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.’

18So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he pitched his tents. There he built an altar to the Lord.