Abramu Na Loti Watengana
113:1 Mwa 45:25; 12:9; 11:27Hivyo Abramu akakwea kutoka Misri kwenda Negebu, yeye na mkewe na kila kitu alichokuwa nacho, pia Loti akaenda pamoja naye. 213:2 Mwa 12:5; 26:13; 32:15; Mit 10:22; Ay 1:3; 42:12Wakati huo Abramu alikuwa tajiri sana wa mifugo, fedha na dhahabu.
313:3 Mwa 12:8-9Kutoka Negebu, akapita mahali hadi mahali, hadi akafika Betheli, mahali hapo ambapo mwanzoni alipiga hema lake kati ya Betheli na Ai 413:4 Mwa 12:7; 4:26hapo ambapo alikuwa amejenga madhabahu ya kwanza. Huko Abramu akaliitia jina la Bwana.
513:5 Mwa 11:27Basi Loti, ambaye alikuwa anafuatana na Abramu, alikuwa pia na makundi ya mbuzi, kondoo, ngʼombe na mahema. 613:6 Mwa 12:5; 33:9; 36:7Lakini nchi haikuwatosha kukaa pamoja kwa ajili ya wingi wa mali zao. 713:7 Mwa 26:20-21; 10:18; 15:20; 12:6; 34:30; Hes 20:3; Kut 3:8; Amu 1:4Ukazuka ugomvi kati ya wachunga mifugo wa Abramu na wale wa Loti. Wakati huo, Wakanaani na Waperizi ndio waliokuwa wenyeji wa nchi hiyo.
813:8 Mwa 11:27; 19:9; Mit 15:18; 20:3; Kut 2:14; Hes 16:13; Za 133:1Hivyo Abramu akamwambia Loti, “Pasiwe na ugomvi wowote kati yangu na wewe, wala kati ya wachungaji wangu na wako, kwa kuwa sisi ni ndugu. 913:9 Mwa 20:15; 34:10; 47:6; Yer 40:4Je, nchi yote haiko mbele yako? Tutengane. Kama ukielekea kushoto, nitakwenda kulia; kama ukielekea kulia, mimi nitakwenda kushoto.”
1013:10 1Fal 7:47; 2Nya 4:17; Hes 13:29; 33:48; Mwa 19:22; 2:8-10; 46:7; 14:2, 8Loti akatazama akaona lile bonde lote la Yordani kuwa lilikuwa na maji tele, kama bustani ya Bwana, kama nchi ya Misri, kuelekea Soari. (Hii ilikuwa kabla Bwana hajaharibu Sodoma na Gomora.) 11Hivyo Loti akajichagulia bonde lote la Yordani, akaelekea upande wa mashariki. Watu hao wawili wakatengana: 1213:12 Mwa 10:19; 11:27; 19:17-29; 14:12Abramu akaishi katika nchi ya Kanaani, wakati Loti aliishi miongoni mwa miji ya lile bonde na kupiga mahema yake karibu na Sodoma. 1313:13 Mwa 18:20; 19:4; 19:5; 20:6; 39:9; Isa 1:10; 3:9; Hes 32:23; 1Sam 12:23; 2Sam 12:13; Za 51:4; Eze 16:49-50; 2Pet 2:8Basi watu wa Sodoma walikuwa waovu, wakifanya sana dhambi dhidi ya Bwana.
1413:14 Mwa 28:14; 32:12; 48:16; Kum 3:27; 13:17; Isa 54:3Baada ya Loti kuondoka Bwana akamwambia Abramu, “Ukiwa hapo ulipo, inua macho yako utazame kaskazini na kusini, mashariki na magharibi. 1513:15 Mwa 12:7; Gal 3:16Nchi yote unayoiona nitakupa wewe na uzao wako hata milele. 1613:16 Mwa 12:2; 16:10; 17:20; 21:13-18; 25:16; Hes 23:10Nitaufanya uzao wako uwe mwingi kama mavumbi ya nchi, hivyo kama kuna yeyote awezaye kuhesabu mavumbi, basi uzao wako utahesabika. 1713:17 Mwa 12:7; 15:7; Hes 13:17-25Ondoka, tembea katika marefu na mapana ya nchi, kwa maana ninakupa wewe.”
1813:18 Mwa 8:20; 14:13; 18:1; 23:2, 17, 19; 25:9; 49:30; 50:13; 35:27; Hes 13:22; Yos 10:3, 36; Amu 1:10; 1Sam 30:31; 2Sam 2:1-11; 1Nya 11:1Basi Abramu akaondoa mahema yake, akaenda kuishi karibu na mialoni ya Mamre huko Hebroni, huko akamjengea Bwana madhabahu.
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