Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Ɛster 1:1-22

Ɔhene Aponto

1Saa asɛm yi sii wɔ ɔhene Ahasweros a odii amantam ɔha aduonu ason so, fi India kosi Etiopia no bere so. 2Saa bere no na ɔte ahengua so wɔ Susa aban mu de di nʼahemman no so. 3Nʼahenni mfe abiɛsa so no, ɔtoo pon kɛse maa nʼahenemma ne ne mpanyimfo. Ɔtoo nsa frɛɛ asraafo mpanyimfo a wɔwɔ Media ne Persia nyinaa, ne atitiriw ne amantam mu mpanyimfo. 4Afahyɛ no dii asram asia, na ɔdaa nʼaheman mu sika mpempem ne emu anuonyam adi. 5Eyi nyinaa twaa mu no, ɔhene no too pon sononko bi maa ahemfi hɔ asomfo ne mpanyimfo no nyinaa, efi ɔkɛse so de kosi ɔketewa so. Edii nnanson, na wɔyɛɛ no wɔ Susa ahemfi adiwo turo mu. 6Wɔde ntama fɛfɛ hanahana fitaa ne tuntum a wɔanwen mu sensɛn adiwo hɔ. Na wɔde ahama kɔkɔɔ akyekyere ahyɛ dwetɛ nkaa a ɛhyehyɛ abohemaa afadum mu. Sikakɔkɔɔ ne dwetɛ nkongua sisi abohemaa ne abohyɛn ne abobiri ne aboɔdemmo ahorow nsɛso so. 7Wɔde nsakuruwa a wɔadi ho adwinni ahorow papa bi somee, na adehyesa buu so wɔ hɔ, sɛnea ɔhene hyɛe no. 8Nhyehyɛe a na ɛwɔ nsanom no ho ara ne sɛ, ɛnsɛ sɛ wɔhyɛ obi ma ɔnom boro nea obetumi so. Nanso wɔn a wobetumi anom no de, wɔnom sɛnea wɔpɛ, efisɛ na ɔhene no aka akyerɛ ne fifo no se obiara betumi anom sɛnea ɔpɛ.

9Ɔhemmea Wasti too pon maa ahemfi mmea no saa bere koro no ara mu.

Wotu Ɔhemmea Wasti Ade So

10Afahyɛ no nnanson so a nsa afa ɔhene Ahasweros ani so kakra no, ɔka kyerɛɛ Mehuman, Bista, Harbona, Bigta, Abagta, Setar ne Karkas a wɔyɛ piamfo baason a wɔhwɛ no no se 11wɔmfa ɔhemmea Wasti a ɔhyɛ ahemmea kyɛw no mmrɛ no. Na ɔpɛ sɛ mmarima nyinaa hwɛ nʼahoɔfɛ, efisɛ na ɔyɛ ɔbea hoɔfɛfo pa ara. 12Nanso wɔde ɔhene frɛtumi nkra kɔmaa ɔhemmea Wasti no, wamma. Eyi maa ɔhene ani bere yiye, maa abufuw hyɛɛ no ma.

13Esiane sɛ na ɛyɛ amanne sɛ ɔhene bebisa nʼafotufo a wonim Persia mmara ne nʼamanne ne nea ɛsɛ sɛ ɔyɛ nti, ɔne wɔn a wɔte mmere ase 14na wɔbɛn ɔhene no sɛ Karsena, Setar, Admata, Tarsis, Meres, Marsena, Memukan, a wɔyɛ akunini baason a wofi Persia ne Media, na wɔyɛ ne nnamfo a wokura dibea akɛse wɔ ahemman no mu no kasae. 15Ɔhene no bisae se, “Dɛn na menyɛ ɔhemmea Wasti? Asotwe bɛn na mmara no kyerɛ sɛ wɔmfa mma ɔhemmea a mesomaa me piamfo sɛ wɔnkɔfrɛ no mmra na wamma no?”

16Na Memukan buaa ɔhene no ne ahenemma no se, “Ɛnyɛ ɔhene no nko na ɔhemmea Wasti afom, na wafom ɔpanyin biara ne ɔmanfo a wɔwɔ wʼahenni no mu no nyinaa. 17Sɛ mmea a wɔwɔ ɔman yi mu te sɛ ɔhemmea Wasti ankɔ ɔhene frɛ no a, wobefi ase atwiri wɔn kununom. 18Ansa na ade bɛkyɛ no, yɛn yerenom, wo mpanyimfo yerenom nyinaa bɛte nea ɔhemmea no yɛe, na wɔafi ase akasa wɔn kununom ɔkwan koro no ara so. Na ntwirii no ne abufuw no to rentwa da wɔ wʼaheman mu ha.

19“Enti sɛ ɔhene bɛpene so a, yesusuw sɛ, ebeye sɛ ɔhene bɛhyɛ mmara a wɔakyerɛw no Persiafo ne Mediafo mmara mu a wontumi nsakra mu. Ɛsɛ sɛ ɛhyɛ sɛ wɔmpam ɔhemmea Wasti mfi wʼani so, na wonsi ɔhemmea foforo a ɔsom bo kyɛn no. 20Sɛ wɔde saa mmara yi to gua ma obiara te wɔ wʼaheman kɛse yi mu a, mmea awarefo de obu a ɛsɛ na ɛfata bɛma wɔn kununom.”

21Ɔhene no ne nʼahenemma no faa Memukan afotu no sɛ ɛyɛ adwene pa, enti wodii so. 22Ɔkyerɛw nkrataa kɔɔ nʼaheman no mu mmaa nyinaa. Ɔkyerɛw ɔmantam biara wɔ ne kasa mu, sɛ ɔbarima biara nni ne fi so.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Ɛster 1:1-22

Ɔhene Apontoɔ

1Saa asɛm yi sii ɔhene Ahasweros a ɔdii amantam ɔha aduonu nson so, firi India kɔsi Etiopia no ɛberɛ so. 2Saa ɛberɛ no na ɔte ahennwa so wɔ Susa aban mu de di nʼahemman no so. 3Nʼahennie mfeɛ mmiɛnsa so no, ɔtoo ɛpono kɛseɛ maa nʼahenemma ne ne mpanimfoɔ. Ɔtoo nsa frɛɛ asraafoɔ mpanimfoɔ a wɔwɔ Media ne Persia nyinaa ne atitire ne amantam mu mpanimfoɔ. 4Afahyɛ no dii abosome nsia, na ɔdaa nʼahemman mu sika pepe ne emu animuonyam adi. 5Yei nyinaa twaam no, ɔhene no too ɛpono sononko bi maa ahemfie hɔ asomfoɔ ne mpanimfoɔ nyinaa, ɛfiri ɔkɛseɛ so de kɔsi ɔketewa so. Ɛdii nnanson, na wɔyɛɛ no wɔ Susa ahemfie adihɔ turo mu. 6Wɔde ntoma fɛfɛ nahanaha fitaa ne tuntum a wɔanwono mu sensɛnee adihɔ hɔ. Na wɔde nhoma kɔkɔɔ akyekyere ahyɛ dwetɛ nkawa a ɛhyehyɛ abohemaa afadum mu. Sikakɔkɔɔ ne dwetɛ nkonnwa sisi abohemaa ne abohyɛn ne abobire ne aboɔdemmoɔ ahodoɔ nsesɛeɛ so. 7Wɔde nsakuruwa a wɔadi ho adwini ahodoɔ papa bi someeɛ, na adehyesa buu so hɔ, sɛdeɛ ɔhene hyɛeɛ no. 8Nhyehyɛeɛ a na ɛwɔ asanom no ho ara ne sɛ, ɛnsɛ sɛ wɔhyɛ obi ma ɔnom boro deɛ ɔbɛtumi so. Nanso, wɔn a wɔbɛtumi anom no deɛ, wɔnomee sɛdeɛ wɔpɛ, ɛfiri sɛ, na ɔhene no aka akyerɛ ne fiefoɔ no sɛ, obiara bɛtumi anom sɛdeɛ ɔpɛ.

9Ɔhemmaa Wasti too ɛpono maa ahemfie mmaa no saa ɛberɛ korɔ no ara mu.

Wɔtu Ɔhemmaa Wasti Adeɛ So

10Afahyɛ no nnanson so a nsã afa ɔhene Ahasweros ani so kakra no, ɔka kyerɛɛ Mehuman, Bista, Harbona, Bigta, Abagta, Setar ne Karkas a wɔyɛ apiafoɔ baason a wɔhwɛ no no sɛ, 11wɔmfa ɔhemmaa Wasti a ɔhyɛ ahemmaa kyɛ no mmrɛ no. Na ɔpɛ sɛ mmarima nyinaa hwɛ nʼahoɔfɛ, ɛfiri sɛ, na ɔyɛ ɔbaa hoɔfɛfoɔ pa ara. 12Nanso, wɔde ɔhene ɔfrɛtumi nkra kɔmaa ɔhemmaa Wasti no, wamma. Yei maa ɔhene ani bereeɛ yie, maa abufuo hyɛɛ no ma.

13Ntɛm so, ɔbisaa nʼafotufoɔ a wɔnim Persia mmara ne nʼamanneɛ deɛ ɛsɛ sɛ ɔyɛ, ɛfiri sɛ, na ɔtaa bisa wɔn afotuo. 14Na afotufoɔ no ne Karsena, Setar, Admata, Tarsis, Meres, Marsena, Memukan, a wɔyɛ akunini baason a wɔfiri Persia ne Media. Na wɔyɛ ne nnamfo berɛboɔ a wɔkura dibea akɛseɛ wɔ ahemman no mu. 15Ɔhene no bisaa sɛ, “Ɛdeɛn na menyɛ ɔhemmaa Wasti? Asotweɛ bɛn na mmara no kyerɛ sɛ, wɔmfa mma ɔhemmaa a mesomaa me piafoɔ sɛ wɔnkɔfrɛ no mmra na wamma no?”

16Na Memukan buaa ɔhene no ne ahenemma no sɛ, “Ɛnyɛ ɔhene no nko na ɔhemmaa Wasti afom, na wafom ɔpanin biara ne ɔmanfoɔ a wɔwɔ wʼahemman no mu nyinaa. 17Sɛ mmaa a wɔwɔ ɔman yi mu te sɛ ɔhemmaa Wasti ankɔ ɔhene frɛ no a, wɔbɛfiri aseɛ atwiri wɔn kununom. 18Ansa na adeɛ bɛkye no, yɛn yerenom, wo mpanimfoɔ yerenom nyinaa bɛte deɛ ɔhemmaa no yɛeɛ, na wɔahyɛ aseɛ akasa wɔn kununom wɔ kwan korɔ no ara so. Na ntwirie no ne abufuo no to rentwa da wɔ wʼahemman mu ha.

19“Enti, sɛ ɔhene bɛpene so a, yɛsusu sɛ, ɛbɛyɛ sɛ ɔhene bɛhyɛ mmara a wɔatwerɛ no Persiafoɔ ne Mediafoɔ mmara mu a wɔntumi nsakra mu. Ɛsɛ sɛ ɛhyɛ sɛ wɔmpam ɔhemmaa Wasti mfiri wʼani so, na wɔnsi ɔhemmaa foforɔ a ɔsom bo kyɛn no. 20Sɛ wɔde saa mmara yi to dwa, ma obiara te wɔ wʼahemman kɛseɛ yi mu a, mmaa awarefoɔ de obuo a ɛsɛ na ɛfata bɛma wɔn kununom.”

21Ɔhene no ne nʼahenemma no faa no sɛ ɛyɛ adwene pa enti, wɔfaa Memukan afotuo no. 22Ɔtwerɛɛ nkrataa kɔɔ nʼahemman no mu afanan nyinaa. Ɔtwerɛɛ ɔmantam biara wɔ ne kasa mu, sɛ ɔbarima biara nni ne fie so.