Abram and Lot Separate
1So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him. 2Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold.
3From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier 4and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the Lord.
5Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. 6But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together. 7And quarreling arose between Abram’s herders and Lot’s. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time.
8So Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. 9Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to the left.”
10Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan toward Zoar was well watered, like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) 11So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company: 12Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom. 13Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the Lord.
14The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. 15All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring13:15 Or seed; also in verse 16 forever. 16I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. 17Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.”
18So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he pitched his tents. There he built an altar to the Lord.
Gũtigana kwa Aburamu na Loti
113:1 Kĩam 45:25; 12:9; 11:27Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Aburamu akĩambata akiuma Misiri agĩthiĩ Negevu, arĩ na mũtumia wake na indo ciothe iria aarĩ nacio, na Loti agĩthiĩ hamwe nake. 213:2 Kĩam 12:5; 26:13; Thim 10:22Aburamu nĩatongete mũno na ũtonga wa mahiũ, na wa betha, na wa thahabu.
313:3 Kĩam 12:9; Josh 7:2Kuuma kũu Negevu nĩathiire kũndũ na kũndũ o nginya agĩkinya Betheli, o harĩa aambĩte hema yake rĩa mbere gatagatĩ ka Betheli na Ai, 413:4 Kĩam 12:7 na hau nĩho aakĩte kĩgongona ihinda rĩa mbere. Na Aburamu agĩkaĩra rĩĩtwa rĩa Jehova ho.
5Na rĩrĩ, Loti, ũrĩa matwaranaga na Aburamu, o nake aarĩ na ndũũru cia mbũri, na cia ngʼombe, na ndungata nyingĩ. 6Nĩ ũndũ ũcio bũrũri ũcio ndũngĩahotire kũmaigania ũrĩithio marĩ hamwe, nĩ tondũ indo ciao ciarĩ nyingĩ mũno, ũndũ matangĩahotire gũikarania hamwe. 713:7 Kĩam 26:20, 21Na nĩ kwagĩire ngũĩ gatagatĩ ka arĩithi a Aburamu na arĩithi a Loti. Akaanani na Aperizi o nao maatũũraga o bũrũri-inĩ ũcio hĩndĩ ĩyo.
813:8 Thab 133:1Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Aburamu akĩĩra Loti atĩrĩ, “Nĩtũtige kũgĩa na ngũĩ gatagatĩ gaitũ nawe, kana gatagatĩ ka arĩithi aku na arĩithi akwa, nĩ tondũ tũrĩ andũ a nyũmba ĩmwe. 913:9 Jer 40:4Githĩ bũrũri ũyũ wothe ndũrĩ mbere yaku? Reke tũtigane. Wathiĩ mwena wa ũmotho, na niĩ ngũthiĩ mwena wa ũrĩo; wathiĩ mwena wa ũrĩo, na niĩ ngũthiĩ mwena wa ũmotho.”
1013:10 1Ath 7:46; Ndar 13:29Loti nĩatiirire maitho, akĩbaara, akĩona atĩ kĩaragana gĩothe kĩa Jorodani kĩarĩ na maaĩ maingĩ, gĩgakĩhaana o ta mũgũnda ũrĩa wa Jehova, na o ta bũrũri wa Misiri, ũrĩa ũngʼetheire Zoari. (Hĩndĩ ĩyo nĩ mbere ya Jehova kũnũha Sodomu na Gomora.) 11Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Loti agĩĩthuurĩra kĩaragana kĩa Jorodani gĩothe na akiumagara erekeire irathĩro. Andũ acio eerĩ magĩtigana: 12Aburamu agĩtũũra bũrũri wa Kaanani, nake Loti agĩtũũra matũũra-inĩ ma kĩaragana kĩu, akĩamba hema ciake hakuhĩ na Sodomu. 1313:13 Kĩam 18:20; 2Pet 2:8Na rĩrĩ, andũ a Sodomu maarĩ aaganu, na makehagĩria Jehova mũno.
1413:14 Isa 54:3Aburamu na Loti maatigana-rĩ, Jehova akĩĩra Aburamu atĩrĩ, “Ta tiira maitho maku na igũrũ ũrĩ o hau ũrĩ, ũrore mwena wa gathigathini na gũthini, irathĩro na ithũĩro. 1513:15 Kĩam 12:7; Agal 3:16Bũrũri ũrĩa wothe ũkuona nĩngũkũhe ũtuĩke waku, na wa rũciaro rwaku nginya tene. 1613:16 Kĩam 12:2; Ndar 23:10Nĩngaatũma rũciaro rwaku rũingĩhe o ta rũkũngũ rwa thĩ, na kũngĩkorwo kũrĩ mũndũ ũngĩhota gũtara rũkũngũ rwa thĩ-rĩ, o na rũciaro rwaku no rũgĩtarĩke. 1713:17 Ndar 13:17-25Ũkĩra ũthiĩ, ũtuĩkanie bũrũri ũyũ ũraihu waguo na wariĩ waguo, tondũ nĩngũkũhe guo.”
1813:18 Kĩam 14:13, 24; Josh 10:3, 36; 1Sam 2:1, 3, 11Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Aburamu akĩambũra hema ciake, agĩthiĩ gũtũũra hakuhĩ na mĩtĩ ĩrĩa mĩnene ya mĩgandi ya Mamure kũu Hebironi, na agĩakĩra Jehova kĩgongona hau.