Abram Rescues Lot
1At the time when Amraphel was king of Shinar,14:1 That is, Babylonia; also in verse 9 Arioch king of Ellasar, Kedorlaomer king of Elam and Tidal king of Goyim, 2these kings went to war against Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboyim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar). 3All these latter kings joined forces in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Dead Sea Valley). 4For twelve years they had been subject to Kedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
5In the fourteenth year, Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him went out and defeated the Rephaites in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzites in Ham, the Emites in Shaveh Kiriathaim 6and the Horites in the hill country of Seir, as far as El Paran near the desert. 7Then they turned back and went to En Mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and they conquered the whole territory of the Amalekites, as well as the Amorites who were living in Hazezon Tamar.
8Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboyim and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) marched out and drew up their battle lines in the Valley of Siddim 9against Kedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of Goyim, Amraphel king of Shinar and Arioch king of Ellasar—four kings against five. 10Now the Valley of Siddim was full of tar pits, and when the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some of the men fell into them and the rest fled to the hills. 11The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away. 12They also carried off Abram’s nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom.
13A man who had escaped came and reported this to Abram the Hebrew. Now Abram was living near the great trees of Mamre the Amorite, a brother14:13 Or a relative; or an ally of Eshkol and Aner, all of whom were allied with Abram. 14When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan. 15During the night Abram divided his men to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus. 16He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.
17After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley).
18Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, 19and he blessed Abram, saying,
“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
Creator of heaven and earth.
20And praise be to God Most High,
who delivered your enemies into your hand.”
Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
21The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people and keep the goods for yourself.”
22But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “With raised hand I have sworn an oath to the Lord, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, 23that I will accept nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal, so that you will never be able to say, ‘I made Abram rich.’ 24I will accept nothing but what my men have eaten and the share that belongs to the men who went with me—to Aner, Eshkol and Mamre. Let them have their share.”
Abram Gye Lot
1Na ɛbaa sɛ Babiloniahene Amrafel, Elasarhene Ariok, Elamhene Kedorlaomer, Goiimhene Tideal bere so, 2na saa ahemfo yi ne Sodomhene Birsa, Gomorahene Birsa, Admahene Sinab, Seboimhene Semeber ne Belahene a na wɔfrɛ no Soar no dii ako. 3Saa ahemfo yi a wɔyɛ Sodomhene, Gomorahene, Admahene, Seboimhene ne Belahene boaboaa wɔn asraafo ano wɔ Sidim subon a ɛno ne Nkyene Po no mu. 4Wɔsom Kedorlaomer mfe dumien, na afe a ɛto so dumiɛnsa mu no, wɔtew atua.
5Afe akyi no, Kedorlaomer ne ahemfo a wɔbɛkaa ne ho no tuu ɔsa. Na wɔko dii saa nnipa yi so nkonim: Refaimfo,14.5 Refaimfo nkyerɛase ne “nnipa abran.” a wɔwɔ Asterot-Karnaim ne Susifo a wɔwɔ Ham ne Emifo a wɔwɔ Kiriataim 6ne Horifo a wɔwɔ bepɔw Seir so de kosi El-Paran a ɛda sare ano no. 7Afei, wɔsan wɔn akyi baa En-Mispat a akyiri no, wɔfrɛɛ no Kades bekunkum Amalekfo ne Amorifo nso a na wɔte Hasason-Tamar, sɛee wɔn man no nyinaa.
8Afei, saa ahemfo baanum yi a wɔne Sodomhene, Gomorahene, Admahene, Seboimhene ne Belahene a wɔfrɛ no Soar no kɔɔ 9saa ahemfo baanan yi a wɔne Elamhene Kedorlaomer, Goiimhene Tideal, Sinearhene Amrafel ne Elasarhene Ariok nkyɛn. Wokohyiaa wɔ Sidim subon mu. 10Na nkomoa pii wɔ Sidim Bon no mu a wɔatu ama wɔ hɔ pɛn. Enti ɛbaa sɛ Sodomhene ne Gomorahene asraafo no reguan no, wɔn mu bi kɔtotɔɔ nkomoa no mu, na nkae no nso guan kɔɔ mmepɔw a na ɛwɔ hɔ no so. 11Ahemfo baanan a wodii nkonim no fom Sodom ne Gomorafo ahode ne wɔn nnuan nyinaa de kɔe. 12Esiane sɛ na Abram nuabarima ba Lot te Sodom asase so no nti, nkonimdifo no faa ɔno ne nʼagyapade nyinaa kɔe.
13Na Sodom ne Gomora aguanfo no mu baako bɛbɔɔ Hebrini Abram ɔko no mu amanneɛ. Saa bere no, na Abram abɔ ne ho atenase wɔ odum kwae bi a ɛyɛ Amorini Mamrɛ de no ase. Mamrɛ yi nso, na ne nuanom ne Eskol ne Aner a na wɔyɛ Abram aboafo no. 14Bere a Abram tee sɛ wɔafa ne busuani Lot dommum no, ɔboaboaa ne fifo nnipa ahaasa ne dunwɔtwe a wɔatetew wɔn sɛ akofo ano, maa wotiw atamfo no, kosii kurow bi a wɔfrɛ no Dan mu. 15Da no anadwo, Abram kyekyɛɛ nʼakofo no mu ma wɔtow hyɛɛ atamfo no so, kunkum wɔn, taa wɔn koduu kurow bi a wɔfrɛ no Hoba a ɛwɔ Damasko atifi fam no mu. 16Abram gyee ɔko mu nneɛma a wɔfaa no nyinaa faa ne busuani Lot ne nʼagyapade ne mmea ne nnipa foforo a wɔkyekyeree wɔn no nyinaa san bae.
17Abram kodii Kedorlaomer ne ahemfo a na wɔka ne ho no so nkonim akyi no, Sodomhene behyiaa no wɔ Sawe bon a ɛno ara na wɔfrɛ no Ɔhene Bon no mu.
18Na Salemhene14.18 Salem yɛ Yerusalem tete din. Melkisedek a na ɔyɛ Ɔsorosoro Nyankopɔn sɔfo no de brodo ne nsa brɛɛ no, 19behyiraa Abram se:
“Ɔsorosoro Nyankopɔn a ɔbɔɔ ɔsoro ne asase,
Nhyira nka wo, Abram.
20Na nhyira nka Ɔsorosoro Nyankopɔn
a ɔde wʼatamfo ahyɛ wo nsam no.”
Na Abram maa Melkisedek nneɛma a ne nsa kae no nyinaa mu biara nkyekyɛmu du mu baako.
21Sodomhene no ka kyerɛɛ Abram se, “Fa me nnipa a wofaa wɔn no ma me na wo nso, fa nneɛma a aka no nyinaa.”
22Nanso Abram ka kyerɛɛ Sodomhene no se, “Madi nsew aka ntam akyerɛ AWURADE, Ɔsorosoro Nyankopɔn, ɔsoro ne asase yɛfo se, 23Merennye biribiara, sɛ ɛyɛ asaawa hama baako anaa mpaboa so hama mpo, mfi wo nkyɛn, na woanka da sɛ, ‘Me na memaa Abram nyaa ne ho.’ 24Merennye hwee mfi wo nkyɛn, gye nea me mmarima yi adi nko. Me nkurɔfo Aner, Eskol ne Mamrɛ de, ma wɔn wɔn kyɛfa.”