Abramu Amwokoa Loti
114:1 Mwa 10:10, 20Wakati huu Amrafeli mfalme wa Shinari, Arioko mfalme wa Elasari, Kedorlaoma mfalme wa Elamu, na Tidali mfalme wa Goimu 214:2 Mwa 10:19; 13:10kwa pamoja walikwenda kupigana vita dhidi ya Bera mfalme wa Sodoma, Birsha mfalme wa Gomora, Shinabu mfalme wa Adma, Shemeberi mfalme wa Seboimu, na mfalme wa Bela (yaani Soari). 314:3 Hes 34:3-12; Kum 3:17; Yos 3:16; 12:3; 15:2-5; 18:19Hawa wote waliotajwa mwishoni waliunganisha majeshi yao kutoka Bonde la Sidimu (yaani Bahari ya Chumvi). 4Walikuwa wametawaliwa na Mfalme Kedorlaoma kwa miaka kumi na miwili, lakini mwaka wa kumi na tatu waliasi.
514:5 Mwa 15:20; Kum 2:10, 11, 20; 3:11-13; Yos 12:4; 13:12; 17:15; 1Nya 20:4Mnamo mwaka wa kumi na nne, Mfalme Kedorlaoma na wafalme waliojiunga naye walikwenda kupigana na kuwashinda Warefai katika Ashtaroth-Kanaimu, Wazuzi katika Hamu, Waemi katika Shawe-Kiriathaimu, 614:6 Mwa 21:21; 36:20; 32:3; 33:14-16; 36:8; Kum 2:11, 22; Yos 11:17; 24:4; 1Nya 4:42; Isa 34:5; Eze 25:8; 35:2; Amo 1:6; Hes 12:16; 10:12; 13:3, 26; Hab 3:3na Wahori katika nchi ya kilima cha Seiri, hadi El-Parani karibu na jangwa. 714:7 Mwa 16:14; 20:1; Hes 13:26; 20:1; 32:8; Kum 1:2; 25:17; 29:23; Yos 10:41; Amu 3:13; 6:3; 10:12; 12:15; 11:16; Za 29:8; 83:7; Kut 17:8; Hes 13:29; 14:25; 24:20; 1Sam 14:48; 15:2; 28:18; 2Sam 1:1; 1Nya 4:43; Hos 11:8Kisha wakarudi wakaenda En-Misfati (yaani Kadeshi), wakashinda nchi yote ya Waamaleki, pamoja na Waamori waliokuwa wakiishi Hasason-Tamari.
814:8 Mwa 13:10; 19:17-29; Hos 11:8; Kum 29:23Ndipo mfalme wa Sodoma, mfalme wa Gomora, mfalme wa Adma, mfalme wa Seboimu, na mfalme wa Bela (yaani Soari) wakatoka kupanga majeshi yao kwenye Bonde la Sidimu 914:9 Mwa 10:22dhidi ya Kedorlaoma, mfalme wa Elamu, Tidali mfalme wa Goimu, Amrafeli mfalme wa Shinari, na Arioko mfalme wa Elasari, yaani wafalme wanne dhidi ya wafalme watano. 1014:10 Mwa 11:3; Za 11:1; Yos 2:16; 19:17, 30Basi Bonde la Sidimu lilikuwa limejaa mashimo ya lami, nao wafalme wa Sodoma na wa Gomora walipokimbia, baadhi ya watu walitumbukia huko na wengine wakakimbilia vilimani. 11Wale wafalme wanne wakateka mali yote ya Sodoma na Gomora pamoja na vyakula vyao vyote, kisha wakaenda zao. 1214:12 Mwa 11:27Pia walimteka Loti mwana wa ndugu yake Abramu pamoja na mali zake, kwa kuwa alikuwa akiishi Sodoma.
1314:13 Mwa 13:18; 37:28; 39:14-17; 40:15; 41:12; 43:32; Kut 3:18; 1Sam 4:6; 14:11; Hes 13:23; 32:9; Kum 1:24Mtu mmoja aliyekuwa ametoroka akaja kumpa Abramu Mwebrania taarifa. Wakati huu Abramu alikuwa anaishi karibu na mialoni ya Mamre Mwamori, aliyekuwa ndugu yake Eshkoli na Aneri, ambao wote walikuwa wameungana na Abramu. 1414:14 Kum 4:9; 34:1; Mit 22:6; Mwa 12:5; Amu 18:29; 1Fal 15:20Abramu alipopata habari kwamba jamaa yake amechukuliwa mateka, akawaita watu 318 wa nyumbani mwake waliokuwa wamefunzwa kupigana vita, wakawafuatilia hadi Dani. 1514:15 Amu 1:3-8; 7:16; 15:2; 2Sam 8:5; 1Fal 20:34; 2Fal 16:9; Isa 7:8; 8:4; 10:9; 17:1; Yer 49:23, 27; Eze 27:18Wakati wa usiku Abramu aliwagawa watu wake katika vikosi ili awashambulie, na akawafuatilia, akawafukuza hadi Hoba, kaskazini ya Dameski. 1614:16 1Sam 30:8, 18Akarudisha mali zote, na akamrudisha Loti jamaa yake na mali zake, pamoja na wanawake na watu wengine.
1714:17 2Sam 18:18Abramu aliporudi baada ya kumshinda Mfalme Kedorlaoma na wale wafalme waliojiunga naye, mfalme wa Sodoma akatoka kwenda kumlaki katika Bonde la Shawe (yaani Bonde la Mfalme).
1814:18 Za 7:8; 76:2; 104:15; 110:4; Ebr 7:2, 17, 21; 5:6; Mwa 3:19; Amu 9:13; 19:19; Es 1:10; Mit 31:6; Mhu 10:19; Wim 1:2; Dan 7:27Ndipo Melkizedeki mfalme wa Salemu alipoleta mkate na divai. Alikuwa kuhani wa Mungu Aliye Juu Sana. 1914:19 Ebr 7:6; Mwa 1:1; 24:3; Yos 2:11; Za 148:5; Mt 11:25Naye akambariki Abramu, akisema,
“Abarikiwe Abramu na Mungu Aliye Juu Sana,
Muumba wa mbingu na nchi.
2014:20 Mwa 9:26; 24:27; 28:22; Kum 14:22; 26:12; Lk 18:12; Ebr 7:4Abarikiwe Mungu Aliye Juu Sana,
ambaye amewaweka adui zako mkononi mwako.”
Ndipo Abramu akampa Melkizedeki sehemu ya kumi ya kila kitu.
21Mfalme wa Sodoma akamwambia Abramu, “Nipe hao watu na hizo mali uchukue wewe mwenyewe.”
2214:22 Kut 6:8; Hes 14:30; Neh 9:15; Kum 32:40; Eze 20:5; Dan 12:7; Ufu 10:5-6Lakini Abramu akamwambia mfalme wa Sodoma, “Nimeinua mkono wangu kwa Bwana, Mungu Aliye Juu Sana, Muumba wa mbingu na dunia, na nimeapa 2314:23 1Sam 15:3, 19; 2Fal 5:16; Es 8:11; 9:10-15kwamba sitapokea kitu chochote kilicho chako, hata kama ni uzi au gidamu ya kiatu, ili kamwe usije ukasema, ‘Nimemtajirisha Abramu.’ 2414:24 Mwa 13:18Sitapokea chochote, ila kile tu watu wangu walichokula na sehemu ambayo ni fungu la watu waliokwenda pamoja nami, ambao ni Aneri, Eshkoli na Mamre. Wao na wapewe fungu lao.”
Abram Saves Lot
1Amraphel was the king of Babylon. Arioch was the king of Ellasar. Kedorlaomer was the king of Elam. And Tidal was the king of Goyim. 2They went to war against five other kings. They were Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboyim, and the king of Bela. Bela was also called Zoar. 3These five kings all gathered their armies together in the Valley of Siddim. It was also called the valley of the Dead Sea. 4For 12 years Kedorlaomer had ruled over them. But in the 13th year they opposed him.
5So in the 14th year, Kedorlaomer and the kings who helped him went to war. They won the battle against the Rephaites in Ashteroth Karnaim. They also won the battle against the Zuzites in Ham and the Emites in Shaveh Kiriathaim. 6They did the same thing to the Horites in the hill country of Seir. They marched all the way to El Paran near the desert. 7Then they turned back and went to En Mishpat. En Mishpat was also called Kadesh. They took over the whole territory of the Amalekites. They also won the battle against the Amorites who were living in Hazezon Tamar.
8Then the kings of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboyim and Bela marched out. Bela was also called Zoar. They lined up their armies for battle in the Valley of Siddim. 9They got ready to fight against Kedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of Goyim, Amraphel king of Babylonia, and Arioch king of Ellasar. There were four kings against five. 10The Valley of Siddim was full of tar pits. The kings of Sodom and Gomorrah ran away from the battle. Some of their men fell into the pits, but the rest escaped to the hills. 11The four kings took all the things that belonged to Sodom and Gomorrah. They also took all their food and then left. 12They carried away Abram’s nephew Lot and the things he owned. Lot was living in Sodom at that time.
13A man escaped and came to report everything to Abram. Abram was a Hebrew. He was living near the large trees of Mamre the Amorite. Mamre was a brother of Eshkol and Aner. All of them helped Abram. 14Abram heard that Lot had been captured. So he called out his 318 trained men. All of them were sons of his servants. Abram and his men chased their enemies as far as Dan. 15During the night Abram separated his men into groups. They attacked their enemies and drove them away. They chased them north of Damascus as far as Hobah. 16Abram took back everything the kings had taken. He brought back his nephew Lot and the things Lot owned. He also brought back the women and the other people.
17After Abram won the battle over Kedorlaomer and the kings who helped him, he returned home. The king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh. It was also called the King’s Valley.
18Melchizedek was the king of Jerusalem. He brought out bread and wine. He was the priest of the Most High God. 19He gave a blessing to Abram. He said,
“May the Most High God bless Abram.
May the Creator of heaven and earth bless him.
20Give praise to the Most High God.
He gave your enemies into your hand.”
Then Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of everything.
21The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people. Keep everything else for yourself.”
22But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand to make a promise to the Lord. He is the Most High God. He is the Creator of heaven and earth. 23I’ve said I will not accept anything that belongs to you. I will not take even a thread or the strap of a sandal. You will never be able to say, ‘I made Abram rich.’ 24I’ll accept only what my men have eaten and what belongs to Aner, Eshkol and Mamre. These three men went with me. Let them have their share.”