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.

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1 Mose 19:1-38

Sodom Ne Gomora Amumuyɛ

1Ɔsoro abɔfoɔ baanu no duruu Sodom anwummerɛ. Na Lot te kuro no ɛpono ano. Ɛberɛ a Lot hunuu sɛ wɔreba no, ɔsɔre kɔhyiaa wɔn ɛkwan. Ɔbuu nkotodwe, de nʼanim butuu fam, nam so maa wɔn akwaaba. 2Ɔkaa sɛ, “Me wuranom, mesrɛ mo, mommɛsoɛ mo akoa fie, na memma mo nsuo nhohoro mo nan ho, na monna, na ɔkyena anɔpatutuutu, moatoa mo akwantuo no so.”

Nanso, abɔfoɔ no buaa sɛ, “Dabi, mmom, yɛbɛda adwabɔeɛ.”

3Nanso, Lot kɔɔ so srɛɛ wɔn anibereɛ so enti, wɔne no kɔɔ ne fie. Ɔtoo burodo a wamfa mmɔreka amfra ɛda no ara, de too wɔn ɛpono, ma wɔdiiɛ. 4Ansa na wɔbɛkɔ akɔda no, Sodomfoɔ mpanin ne mmɔfra nyinaa firi kuro no afanan bɛtwaa efie no ho hyiaeɛ. 5Wɔteateaam frɛɛ Lot bisaa no sɛ, “Mmarima a wɔbaa wo nkyɛn anadwo yi wɔ he? Fa wɔn brɛ yɛn, na yɛne wɔn nkɔda.”

6Lot firii adi, too ne ɛpono mu, kɔhyiaa Sodom mmarima no. 7Ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Me nuanom, mesrɛ mo, monnyɛ amumuyɛsɛm a ɛte saa. 8Montie! Mewɔ mmammaa baanu a wɔnhunuu mmarima da. Momma memfa wɔn mmrɛ mo, na deɛ mopɛ biara, moayɛ wɔn. Na saa mmarima baanu yi deɛ, mommfa mo nsa nka wɔn, ɛfiri sɛ, wɔaba me suhyɛ banbɔ mu.”

9Ɛdɔm no teateaam sɛ, “Twe wo ho! Woyɛ hwan? Yɛn na yɛama wo baabi atena wɔ ha, na afei deɛ worebɛkyerɛ yɛn deɛ yɛnyɛ. Yɛne wo bɛdi no anibereɛ so asene nkurɔfoɔ no.” Ɛdɔm no twi faa Lot so, na wɔhyɛɛ aseɛ bubuu apono no.

10Nanso, ɔsoro abɔfoɔ baanu a wɔhyɛ efie hɔ no pue bɛtwee Lot kɔhyɛɛ efie hɔ, too ɛpono no mu. 11Ɔsoro abɔfoɔ baanu no maa mpanin ne mmɔfra a wɔgyinagyina ɛpono no akyiri no ani firafiraeɛ enti, wɔanhunu ɛpono no koraa.

Sodom Ne Gomora Sɛeɛ

12Afei, ɔsoro abɔfoɔ baanu no bisaa Lot sɛ, “Wowɔ abusuafoɔ bi wɔ kurom ha sɛ ɛyɛ wo nsenom, wo mmammaa, wo mmammarima anaa obi foforɔ bi a ɔyɛ wo ho onipa? Yi wɔn nyinaa firi ha, 13ɛfiri sɛ, yɛrebɛsɛe saa kuro yi pasaa. Amumuyɛsɛm a ɛtia nnipa yi a aduru Awurade anim no ano den enti, wasoma yɛn sɛ yɛmmɛsɛe kuro yi.”

14Enti, Lot firii adi, kɔbɔɔ mmarima bi a wɔahyɛ bɔ sɛ wɔbɛwareware ne mmammaa no amaneɛ. Ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Monyɛ no ntɛm, na momfiri kuro yi mu, ɛfiri sɛ, Awurade Onyankopɔn rebɛsɛe kuro yi!” Nanso, na saa mmarima yi susu sɛ ɔredi fɛ bi.

15Anɔpahema no, ɔsoro abɔfoɔ no hyɛɛ Lot sɛ, “Ntɛm! Ka wo ho, na fa wo yere ne wo mmammaa baanu a wɔwɔ ha no firi ha kɔ; anyɛ saa a, wɔde mo bɛfra kuro no, asɛe mo.”

16Ɔtwentwɛnee ne nan ase no, ɔsoro abɔfoɔ no sosɔɔ Lot ne ne yere ne ne mmammaa baanu no nsa, twee wɔn, de wɔn firii kuro no mu asomdwoeɛ mu, ɛfiri sɛ, Awurade hunuu wɔn mmɔbɔ. 17Ɔsoro abɔfoɔ no yii Lot mmammaa baanu no firii kuro no mu ara pɛ, abɔfoɔ no mu baako kaa sɛ, “Monnwane nnye mo kra nkwa; monnhwɛ mo akyiri. Monnnyina baabiara. Monnwane nkɔ mmepɔ no so, anyɛ saa a, mobɛwuwu!”

18Nanso, Lot ka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Ao, dabi me wuranom! 19Mo akoa anya mo anim adom, na moayɛ me adɔeɛ kɛseɛ de agye me nkwa. Nanso, me deɛ, merentumi nnwane nkɔ mmepɔ no so, ɛfiri sɛ, mesuro sɛ anhwɛ a, saa amanehunu yi bɛto me, ama mawu. 20Hwɛ, kuro ketewa bi bɛn ha. Mesrɛ mo, momma menkɔhinta hɔ mmom, na manhwere me nkwa. Kuro no nsua anaa?”

21Ɔsoro abɔfoɔ no ka kyerɛɛ Lot sɛ, “Ɛyɛ, mepene wʼabisadeɛ yi so; merensɛe saa kuro ketewa no. 22Ɛnneɛ, dwane kɔ hɔ ntɛm, ɛfiri sɛ, sɛ wonnuruu hɔ a, merenyɛ biribiara.” Ɛfiri saa ɛberɛ no, na wɔfrɛɛ kuro no Soar a aseɛ ne kuro ketewa.

23Ɛberɛ a Lot duruu Soar no, na owia apue. 24Afei, Awurade maa sɔfe ne ogya tɔ firii soro, guu Sodom ne Gomora so. 25Saa ɛkwan yi so na wɔfa de sɛee saa nkuropɔn mmienu ne asasetam no nyinaa. Nnipa a na wɔtete saa nkuropɔn no so ne asase no so afifideɛ nso nyinaa sɛeɛ. 26Nanso, Lot yere twaa nʼani hwɛɛ nʼakyiri ma ɔdanee nkyene esie.

27Adeɛ kyee anɔpatutuutu no, Abraham kɔɔ baabi a ɔgyinaa Awurade anim no. 28Ɔmaa nʼani so hwɛɛ Sodom ne Gomora fam ne asasetam no so nyinaa, hunuu wisie kumɔnn a abua asase no so te sɛ wisie a ɛfiri fononoo mu.

29Ɛberɛ a Onyankopɔn sɛee nkuro a ɛwɔ asase tamaa no so no, Onyankopɔn kaee Abraham, na ɔyii Lot firii ɔsɛeɛ a ɛbaa nkuro a na Lot te so no mu no.

Lot Ne Ne Mmammaa Baanu No

30Afei, Lot ne ne mmammaa baanu no tu firii Soar kɔtenaa ɔbodan bi a na ɛwɔ mmepɔ no mu, ɛfiri sɛ, na ɔsuro sɛ ɔbɛtena Soar. 31Ɛda koro bi, ɔbabaa panin no ka kyerɛɛ akumaa no sɛ, “Yɛn agya abɔ akɔkoraa, na ɔbarima biara nso nni ha a ɔne yɛn bɛda, sɛdeɛ wɔyɛ no ewiase baabiara no. 32Ne saa enti, ma yɛmma yɛn agya nsã nnom, na afei, yɛne no nna, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a yɛnam ne so bɛma yɛn ase adɔre.”

33Saa anadwo no, wɔmaa wɔn agya nsã nomeeɛ. Na ɔbabaa panin no ne no kɔdaeɛ. Lot anhunu ɛberɛ korɔ a ne babaa panin no de bɛdaa hɔ ne ɛberɛ korɔ a ɔsɔre kɔeɛ.

34Adeɛ kyeeɛ no, ɔbabaa panin no ka kyerɛɛ akumaa no sɛ, “Nnora anadwo, me ne mʼagya daeɛ. Saa anadwo yi, ma yɛnsane mma no nsã nnom, na wo nso, wo ne no nkɔda, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a yɛnam yɛn agya so bɛma yɛn ase adɔre.” 35Saa anadwo no nso, wɔmaa wɔn agya nsã nomeeɛ. Na akumaa no nso ne nʼagya kɔdaeɛ. Bio, Lot anhunu ɛberɛ ko a akumaa no de bɛdaa hɔ ne ɛberɛ ko a ɔsɔre kɔeɛ.

36Enti, Lot ne ne mmammaa baanu no nyinsɛneeɛ. 37Ne babaa panin no woo ɔbabarima, na ɔtoo no edin Moab. Ɔno na ɔyɛ Moabfoɔ agya de bɛsi ɛnnɛ. 38Akumaa no nso woo ɔbabarima, na ɔtoo no edin Ben-Ami; ɔno nso ne Amon mma agya de bɛsi ɛnnɛ.