The Call of Abram
1The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
2“I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.12:2 Or be seen as blessed
3I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.”12:3 Or earth / will use your name in blessings (see 48:20)
4So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. 5He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.
6Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. 7The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring12:7 Or seed I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
8From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord.
9Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.
Abram in Egypt
10Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe. 11As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are. 12When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will let you live. 13Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.”
14When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that Sarai was a very beautiful woman. 15And when Pharaoh’s officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace. 16He treated Abram well for her sake, and Abram acquired sheep and cattle, male and female donkeys, male and female servants, and camels.
17But the Lord inflicted serious diseases on Pharaoh and his household because of Abram’s wife Sarai. 18So Pharaoh summoned Abram. “What have you done to me?” he said. “Why didn’t you tell me she was your wife? 19Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my wife? Now then, here is your wife. Take her and go!” 20Then Pharaoh gave orders about Abram to his men, and they sent him on his way, with his wife and everything he had.
Onyankopɔn Frɛ Abraham
1Awurade ka kyerɛɛ Abram se, “Fi wʼabusuafo nkyɛn ne wʼasase so kɔ asase a mɛkyerɛ wo no so.
2“Mɛma wo ayɛ ɔman kɛse,
na mehyira wo.
Mɛma wo din atrɛw,
na woayɛ nhyira ama nnipa bebree.
3Mehyira wɔn a wohyira wo,
na obiara a ɔdome wo no, mɛdome no.
Ɛnam wo so na wobehyira
nnipa a wɔwɔ asase so nyinaa.”
4Enti Abram kɔe, sɛnea Awurade Nyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ no no. Na Lot ne no kɔe. Bere a Abram refi Haran asase so akɔ no, na wadi mfe aduɔson anum. 5Na Abram faa ne yere Sarai ne ne nuabarima Haran babarima Lot, nʼagyapade ne nʼasomfo a onyaa wɔn wɔ Haran nyinaa, sii mu kɔɔ Kanaan asase so.
6Wɔfaa asase no so ara kosii baabi a wɔfrɛ hɔ Sekem, koduu odum dua bi a esi baabi a wɔfrɛ hɔ More. Ɛhɔ na wosii wɔn ntamadan. Saa bere no, na Kanaanfo na wɔte asase no so. 7Afei, Awurade Nyankopɔn yii ne ho adi kyerɛɛ Abram ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Mede saa asase yi bɛma wʼaseni.” Enti Abram sii afɔremuka wɔ hɔ, de kaee Awurade Nyankopɔn a ɔdaa ne ho adi kyerɛɛ no no.
8Akyiri no, Abram fii hɔ, de nʼani kyerɛɛ mmepɔw bi a ɛwɔ apuei fam, sii ne ntamadan wɔ hɔ. Na Bet-El da atɔe fam, na Ai nso da apuei fam. Ɛhɔ na osii afɔremuka maa Awurade Nyankopɔn, sɔree no wɔ hɔ.
9Na Abram fii hɔ toaa so de nʼani kyerɛɛ Negeb.
Abram Ne Sarai Kɔ Misraim
10Saa bere no, ɔkɔm kɛse bi sii asase a na Abram te so no so. Enti otu kɔtenaa Misraim12.10 Asuten a ɛdeda Misraim no nti, ɔpɛ dennen no anka no. asase so kakra, efisɛ ɔkɔm a ɛbaa asase no so no, na ano yɛ den yiye. 11Ɔreyɛ adu Misraim asase so no, ɔka kyerɛɛ ne yere Sarai se, “Minim sɛ woyɛ ɔbea a wo ho yɛ fɛ yiye. 12Sɛ Misraimfo no hu wo a, wɔbɛka se, ‘Ne yere ni. Momma yenkum no, na yɛmfa no.’ 13Na sɛ woka sɛ woyɛ me nuabea a, Misraimfo no bɛhwɛ me yiye, efisɛ wɔn ani wɔ wo ho nti wɔrenkum me.”
14Bere a woduu Misraim asase so no, Misraimfo no huu sɛ ɔbea no ho yɛ fɛ yiye. 15Na ɔhene Farao mpanyimfo huu no no, wɔkamfoo nʼahoɔfɛ, kɔbɔɔ no amanneɛ. Enti ɔhene Farao soma ma wɔkɔfaa ɔbea no baa nʼahemfi hɔ. 16Esiane ɔbea no ahoɔfɛ nti, ɔhene Farao hwɛɛ Abram yiye, maa no nguan, anantwi, afurumnini ne afurumbere, nkoa, mfenaa ne yoma.
17Na esiane Abram yere Sarai te a na ɔte Farao ahemfi hɔ no nti, Awurade Nyankopɔn maa ɔyaredɔm baa Farao ne ne fifo so. 18Eyi nti, Farao frɛɛ Abram bisaa no se, “Dɛn na woayɛ me yi? Adɛn nti na woanka ankyerɛ me sɛ ɔbea no yɛ wo yere? 19Adɛn nti na wokae se, ‘Ɔyɛ me nuabea’ na woama maware no? Sɛ saa na ɛte de a, gye wo yere. Wo yere ni! Fa wʼade kɔ!” 20Na Farao hyɛɛ asraafo sɛ wonkogya Abram ne ne yere kwan a wɔn fifo ne wɔn agyapade nyinaa ka ho.