Genesis 18

Abhurahamu anonyengeterera Sodhomu

Zvino Jehovha wakazviratidza kwaari pamiti yemiouki yeMa­mure, agere pamusuo wetende masikati zuva richipisa; akasimudza meso ake, akatarira, akaona varume vatatu vamire vakatarisana naye; akati achivaona, aka­bva pamusuo wetende, akamhanya ku­ndosangana navo, akakotamira pasi, akati, "Ishe wangu, kana ndawana nya­sha kwamuri, musapfuura henyu pamura­nda wenyu. Ngavauye nemvura shoma­nana, mushambidze tsoka dzenyu, muzorore pasi pomuti; ini nditore chi­medu chechingwa, musimbise moyo yenyu; mugozopfuura henyu, nokuti ndi­zvo zvamauyira kumuranda wenyu. Ivo vakati; 'ita hako sezvawataura'

Abhurahamu akakurumidza kupi­nda mutende kuna Sara, akati, "Kurumi­dza ugadzire zviyero zvitatu zvoupfu hwakatsetseka, ukanye, ubike zvingwa zviduku. "

Naiye Abhurahamu akamhanyira kumombe, akatora mhuru ine nyama yakapfava, yakanaka, akapa muranda wake, iye akakurumidza kuigadzira. Akatora mukaka wakafa, nomukaka, nemhuru yaakanga agadzira, akazviisa pamberi pavo; akamira navo munyasi momuti, vakadya.

Ivo vakati kwaari, "Sara, mukadzi wako, ari kupiko?" Iye akati, "Tarirai, ari mutende." 10 Iye akati, "Zvirokwazvo, kana gore rapfuura, ndichauyazve kwa­muri, nenguva iyo Sara, mukadzi wako, achava nomwanakomana." Zvino Sara akanga achiteerera ari pamusuo wetende shure kwake. 11 Zvino Abhurahamu naSara vakanga vakwegura, vava namakore mazhinji; nomutoo wavakadzi wakanga watoguma kuna Sara. 12 Sara akaseka mumoyo make akati, "Ini ndingazvifa­rira here zvandachembera, naiye tenzi wangu akwegurawo?" 13 Jehovha akati kuna Abhurahamu, "Sara wasekereiko, achiti, `Ko ini muchembere ndichabereka mwana zvirokwazvo here?' 14 Kune chi­nhu chingakunda Jehovha here? Nguva ino, gore rapfuura, ndichadzokera kwauri; Sara achava nomwanakomana."

15 Asi Sara akaramba achiti, "Ha­ndina kuseka," nokuti akanga achitya. Iye akati, "Kwete waseka hako."

16 Zvino vaya varume vakasimuka, vakabva ipapo, vakatarira Sodhomu; Abhurahamu akaenda navo achivapere­kedza. 17 Zvino Jehovha akati, "Ndicha­vanzira Abhurahamu zvandinoita here? 18 Abhurahamu zvaachava rudzi rukuru rune simba, nendudzi dzose dzenyika dzicharopafadzwa maari? 19 Nokuti nda­kamutsaura, kuti araire vana vake navei­mba yake vanomutevera, kuti vache­ngete nzira yaJehovha, vaite zvakarurama nezvakanaka; kuti Jehovha auyise pamusoro paAbhurahamu izvo zvaakataura pamusoro pake."

20 Ipapo Jehovha akati, "Kudanidzira kweSodhomu neGomora kukuru kwazvo; zvirokwazvo zvivi zvavo zvakaipa kwa­zvo; 21 ndichaburuka zvino kuti ndione izvo zvavaita, kana zvakafanana nokuda­nidzira kwavo kwakasvika kwandiri; kana zvisina kudaro, ndichazviziva."

22 Zvino vaya varume vakabva, va­kaenda Sodhomu; asi Abhurahamu aka­ramba amire pamberi paJehovha. 23 Zvino Abhurahamu wakaswedera, akati, "Mu­chaparadza vakarurama pamwechete na­vakaipa here? 24 Zvimwe vangavapo va­karurama vana makumi mashanu muguta; muchaparadza nzvimbo iyo, mu­kasainzwira tsitsi nokuda kwavakaru­rama vana makumi mashanu varimo here? 25 Ngazvive kure nemi kuita kudaro kuuraya vakarurama pamwechete nava­kaipa, kuti vakarurama vave savakaipa, ngazvive kure nemi. Mutongi wenyika yose haangaiti zvakarurama here?"

26 Ipapo Jehovha akati, "Kana ndika­wana muSodhomu vakarurama vana ma­kumi mashanu mukati meguta, ndicha­nzwira nzvimbo yose tsitsi nokuda kwavo. "

27 Abhurahamu akapindura akati, "Tarirai zvino, ndatsunga kutaura naJeho­vha, ini guruva nedota hangu; 28 zvimwe kuchashaikwa vashanu kuvakarurama vana makumi mashanu; mungaparadza guta rose kana vashanu vashaikwa here?" Akati, "Handingariparadzi, kana ndikawa­namo makumi mana navashanu."

29 Akataurazve naye akati, "Zvimwe kuchawanikwamo makumi mana." Akati, "Handingazviiti nokuda kwamakumi mana."

30 Akati, "Jehovha ngaarege hake kunditsamwira, kana ndikataurazve. Zvi­mwe vana makumi matatu vachawani­kwamo." Akati, "Handingazviiti, kana ndikawana makumi matatu."

31 Akati, "Tarirai, ndatsunga kutaura naJehovha, zvimwe vana makumi maviri vachawanikwamo." Akati, "Handingari­paradzi nokuda kwamakumi maviri."

32 Akati, "Jehovha ndikataurazve ka­mwe chete; zvimwe vane gumi rimwe chete vangawanikwamo."

Akati, "Handingariparadzi nokuda kwaivavo vane gumi."
33 Ipapo Jehovha akabva, apedza kutaura naAbhurahamu; naAbhurahamu akadzokera kumba kwake.

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