New International Reader’s Version

Genesis 19:1-38

The Lord Destroys Sodom and Gomorrah

1The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening. Lot was sitting near the gate of the city. When Lot saw the angels, he got up to greet them. He bowed down with his face to the ground. 2“My lords,” he said, “please come to my house. You can wash your feet and spend the night there. Then you can go on your way early in the morning.”

“No,” they answered. “We’ll spend the night in the town square.”

3But Lot wouldn’t give up. So they went with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them. He baked bread without using yeast. And they ate. 4Before Lot and his guests had gone to bed, all the men came from every part of the city of Sodom. Young and old men alike surrounded the house. 5They called out to Lot. They said, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us. We want to have sex with them.”

6Lot went outside to meet them. He shut the door behind him. 7He said, “No, my friends. Don’t do such an evil thing. 8Look, I have two daughters that no man has ever slept with. I’ll bring them out to you now. Then do to them what you want to. But don’t do anything to these men. I’ve brought them inside so they can be safe.”

9“Get out of our way!” the men of Sodom replied to Lot. “You came here as an outsider. Now you want to act like a judge! We’ll treat you worse than them.” They kept trying to force Lot to open the door. Then they moved forward to break it down.

10But the angels inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door. 11Then they made the men who were at the door of the house blind. They blinded both young and old men so that they couldn’t find the door.

12The two angels said to Lot, “Do you have any other family members here? Do you have sons-in-law, sons, daughters or any other relatives in the city? Get them out of here! 13We are going to destroy this place. Many have cried out to the Lord against the people of this city. So he has sent us to destroy it.”

14Then Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law. They had promised to marry his daughters. He said, “Hurry up! Get out of this place! The Lord is about to destroy the city!” But his sons-in-law thought he was joking.

15The sun was coming up. So the angels tried to get Lot to leave. They said, “Hurry up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here. Get out! If you don’t, you will be swept away when the city is destroyed.”

16Lot didn’t move right away. So the men grabbed him by the hand. They also took hold of the hands of his wife and two daughters. They led all of them safely out of the city. The Lord had mercy on them. 17As soon as the angels had brought them out, one of them spoke. He said, “Run for your lives! Don’t look back! Don’t stop anywhere in the valley! Run to the mountains! If you don’t, you will be swept away!”

18But Lot said to them, “No, my lords! Please! 19You have done me a big favor. You have been very kind to me by sparing my life. But I can’t run to the mountains. I won’t be able to escape this horrible thing that’s going to happen. And then I’ll die. 20Look, here’s a town near enough to run to. It’s small. Let me run to it. It’s very small, isn’t it? Then my life will be spared.”

21The Lord said to Lot, “All right. I will also give you what you are asking for. I will not destroy the town you are talking about. 22But run there quickly. I can’t do anything until you reach it.” The town was named Zoar. Zoar means Small.

23By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. 24Then the Lord sent down burning sulfur. It came down like rain on Sodom and Gomorrah. It came from the Lord. It came out of the sky. 25The Lord destroyed these cities and the whole valley. All the people who were living in the cities were wiped out. So were the plants in the land. 26But Lot’s wife looked back. When she did, she became a pillar made out of salt.

27Early the next morning Abraham got up. He returned to the place where he had stood in front of the Lord. 28He looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah and the whole valley. He saw thick smoke rising from the land. It looked like smoke from a furnace.

29So when God destroyed the cities of the valley, he showed concern for Abraham. He brought Lot out safely when he destroyed the cities where Lot had lived.

Lot and His Daughters

30Lot and his two daughters left Zoar. They went to live in the mountains because Lot was afraid to stay in Zoar. So he and his daughters lived in a cave. 31One day the older daughter spoke to the younger one. She said, “Our father is old. People all over the earth have men to marry and have children with. We do not. 32So let’s get our father to drink wine. Then we can sleep with him. We can use our father to continue our family line.”

33That night they got their father to drink wine. Then the older daughter went in and slept with him. He wasn’t aware when she lay down or when she got up.

34The next day the older daughter spoke to the younger one again. She said, “Last night I slept with my father. Let’s get him to drink wine again tonight. Then you go in and sleep with him. We can use our father to continue our family line.” 35So they got their father to drink wine that night also. Then the younger daughter slept with him. Again he wasn’t aware when she lay down or when she got up.

36So both of Lot’s daughters became pregnant by their father. 37The older daughter had a son. She named him Moab. He’s the father of the Moabites of today. 38The younger daughter also had a son. She named him Ben-Ammi. He’s the father of the Ammonites of today.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 19:1-38

Sodom Ne Gomora Amumɔyɛ

1Ɔsoro abɔfo baanu no duu Sodom anwummere. Na Lot te kurow no pon ano. Bere a Lot huu sɛ wɔreba no, ɔsɔre kohyiaa wɔn kwan. Obuu nkotodwe, de nʼanim butuw fam, nam so maa wɔn akwaaba. 2Ɔkae se, “Me wuranom, mesrɛ mo, mommɛsoɛ mo akoa fi na memma mo nsu nhohoro mo anan ho, na monna, na ɔkyena anɔpatutuutu, moatoa mo akwantu no so.”

Nanso abɔfo no buae se, “Dabi, mmom, yɛbɛda aguabɔbea.”

3Nanso Lot kɔɔ so srɛɛ wɔn anibere so nti, wɔne no kɔɔ ne fi. Ɔtoo brodo a wamfa mmɔkaw amfra da no ara, de too wɔn pon ma wodii. 4Ansa na wɔbɛkɔ akɔda no, Sodomfo mpanyin ne mmofra nyinaa fi kurow no afanan betwaa ofi no ho hyiae. 5Wɔteɛteɛɛ mu frɛɛ Lot bisaa no se, “Mmarima a wɔbaa wo nkyɛn anadwo yi wɔ he? Fa wɔn brɛ yɛn, na yɛne wɔn nkɔda.”

6Lot fii adi, too ne pon mu, kohyiaa Sodom mmarima no. 7Ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Me nuanom, mesrɛ mo, munni amumɔyɛsɛm a ɛte saa. 8Muntie! Mewɔ mmabea baanu a wonhuu mmarima da. Momma memfa wɔn mmrɛ mo, na nea mopɛ biara, moayɛ wɔn. Na saa mmarima baanu yi de, mommfa mo nsa nka wɔn, efisɛ wɔaba me suhyɛ bammɔ mu.”

9Dɔm no teɛteɛɛ mu se, “Twe wo ho! Woyɛ hena? Yɛn na yɛama wo baabi atena wɔ ha, na afei de worebɛkyerɛ yɛn nea yɛnyɛ. Yɛne wo bedi no anibere so asen nkurɔfo no.” Dɔm no twiw faa Lot so, na wofii ase bubuu apon no.

10Nanso ɔsoro abɔfo baanu a wɔhyɛ fie hɔ no pue bɛtwee Lot kɔhyɛɛ fie hɔ, too pon no mu. 11Ɔsoro abɔfo baanu no maa mpanyin ne mmofra a wogyinagyina ɔpon no akyi no ani furafurae, enti wɔanhu ɔpon no koraa.

Sodom Ne Gomora Sɛe

12Mmarima baanu no bisaa Lot se, “Wowɔ abusuafo bi wɔ kurom ha sɛ ɛyɛ wo nsenom, wo mmabea, wo mmabarima anaa obi foforo bi a ɔyɛ wo ho nipa? Yi wɔn nyinaa fi ha, 13efisɛ yɛrebɛsɛe saa kurow yi pasaa. Amumɔyɛsɛm a etia nnipa yi a adu Awurade anim no ano den nti, wasoma yɛn sɛ yɛmmɛsɛe kurow yi.”

14Enti Lot fii adi kɔbɔɔ mmarima bi a wɔahyɛ bɔ sɛ wɔbɛwareware ne mmabea no amanneɛ. Ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Monyɛ no ntɛm, na mumfi kurow yi mu, efisɛ Awurade Nyankopɔn rebɛsɛe kurow yi!” Nanso na saa mmarima yi susuw sɛ ɔredi fɛw bi.

15Anɔpahema no, ɔsoro abɔfo no hyɛɛ Lot se, “Ntɛm! Ka wo ho, na fa wo yere ne wo mmabea baanu a wɔwɔ ha no fi ha kɔ; anyɛ saa a, wɔde mo bɛfra kurow no, asɛe mo.”

16Ɔtwentwɛn ne anan ase no, ɔsoro abɔfo no susoo Lot ne yere ne ne mmabea baanu no nsa, twee wɔn, de wɔn fii kurow no mu asomdwoe mu, efisɛ Awurade huu wɔn mmɔbɔ. 17Ɔsoro abɔfo no yii Lot mmabea baanu no fii kurow no mu ara pɛ, abɔfo no mu baako kae se, “Munguan nnye mo kra nkwa; monnhwɛ mo akyi. Munnnyina baabiara. Munguan nkɔ mmepɔw no so, anyɛ saa a mubewuwu!”

18Nanso Lot ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Dabi me wuranom! 19Mo akoa anya mo anim adom, na moayɛ me adɔe kɛse de agye me nkwa. Nanso me de, merentumi nguan nkɔ mmepɔw no so, efisɛ misuro sɛ anhwɛ a, saa amanehunu yi bɛto me, ama mawu. 20Hwɛ, kurow ketewa bi bɛn ha. Mesrɛ mo, momma minkohintaw hɔ mmom, na manhwere me nkwa. Kurow no nsua ana?”

21Ɔsoro abɔfo no ka kyerɛɛ Lot se, “Eye, Mɛpene wʼabisade yi so; merensɛe saa kurow ketewa no. 22Ɛno de, guan kɔ hɔ ntɛm, efisɛ sɛ wunnuu hɔ a, merenyɛ biribiara.” Efi saa bere no na wɔfrɛɛ kurow no Soar a ase ne kurow ketewa.

23Bere a Lot duu Soar no, na owia apue. 24Afei, Awurade maa sufre ne ogya tɔ fii soro, guu Sodom ne Gomora so. 25Saa ɔkwan yi so na wɔfa de sɛee saa nkuropɔn abien ne asasetam no nyinaa. Nnipa a na wɔtete saa nkuropɔn no so ne asase no so afifide nso nyinaa sɛee. 26Nanso Lot yere twaa nʼani hwɛɛ nʼakyi ma ɔdan nkyene siw.

27Ade kyee anɔpatutuutu no, Abraham kɔɔ baabi a ogyinaa Awurade anim no. 28Ɔmaa nʼani so hwɛɛ Sodom ne Gomora fam ne asasetam no so nyinaa, huu wusiw kumɔnn a abua asase no so te sɛ wusiw a efi fononoo mu.

29Bere a Onyankopɔn sɛee nkurow a ɛwɔ asase tamaa no so no, Onyankopɔn kaee Abraham, na oyii Lot fii ɔsɛe a ɛbaa nkurow a na Lot te so no mu no.

Lot Ne Ne Mmabea Baanu No

30Lot ne ne mmabea baanu no tu fii Soar kɔtenaa ɔbodan bi a na ɛwɔ mmepɔw no so no mu, efisɛ na osuro sɛ ɔbɛtena Soar. 31Da koro bi, ɔbabea panyin no ka kyerɛɛ akumaa no se, “Yɛn agya abɔ akwakoraa, na ɔbarima biara nso nni ha a ɔne yɛn bɛda, sɛnea wɔyɛ wɔ wiase baabiara no. 32Ne saa nti, ma yɛmma yɛn agya nsa nnom, na afei yɛne no nna, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a yɛnam ne so bɛma yɛn ase afɛe.”

33Saa anadwo no, wɔmaa wɔn agya nsa nomee. Na ɔbabea panyin no ne no kɔdae. Lot anhu bere ko a ne babea panyin no de bɛdaa hɔ ne bere ko a ɔsɔre kɔe.

34Ade kyee no, ɔbabea panyin no ka kyerɛɛ akumaa no se, “Nnɛra anadwo, me ne mʼagya dae. Saa anadwo yi, ma yɛnsan mma no nsa nnom, na wo nso, wo ne no nkɔda, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a yɛnam yɛn agya so bɛma yɛn ase afɛe.” 35Saa anadwo no nso, wɔmaa wɔn agya nsa nomee. Na akumaa no nso ne nʼagya kɔdae. Bio, Lot anhu bere ko a akumaa no de bɛdaa hɔ ne bere ko a ɔsɔre kɔe.

36Enti Lot ne ne mmabea baanu no nyinsɛnee. 37Ne babea panyin no woo ɔbabarima, na ɔtoo no din Moab. Ɔno na ɔyɛ Moabfo agya de besi nnɛ. 38Akumaa no nso woo ɔbabarima, na ɔtoo no din Ben-Ami; ɔno nso ne Amon mma agya de besi nnɛ.