Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Amos 1:1-15

1Amos, Tekoa nguanhwɛfo no mu baako nsɛm ni. Onyaa saa anisoadehu yi a ɛfa Israel ho mfe abien ansa na asase wosowee, bere a Usia di hene wɔ Yuda na Yoas babarima Yeroboam nso di hene wɔ Israel no.

2Ɔkae se,

Awurade bobɔ mu fi Sion bepɔw so

na ɔde aprannaa nnyigyei nso fi Yerusalem;

nguanhwɛfo mmoa adidibea rehyew

na Karmel atifi nso kisa.”

Atemmu A Ɛfa Amanamanmufo Ahorow Ho

3Nea Awurade se ni:

“Damasko ayɛ bɔne bebree ama no atra so

ɛno nti, merennan mʼabufuw.

Efisɛ ɔde awiporowbea ade a ɛwɔ dade se

dwerɛw Gilead.

4Mede ogya bɛto Hasael fi

na ahyew Ben-Hadad aban no.

5Mebubu Damasko apon,

na mɛsɛe ɔhene a ɔwɔ Awen bon no mu no

ne nea okura ahempema wɔ Bet Eden no.

Na Aramfo bɛkɔ nnommum mu wɔ Kir,”

sɛnea Awurade se ni.

6Nea Awurade se ni:

“Gasa ayɛ bɔne bebree ama no atra so,

ɛno nti, merennan mʼabufuw no.

Ɔfaa ɔman mu no nyinaa nnommum

na ɔtɔn wɔn maa Edomfo.

7Mede ogya bɛto Gasa afasu mu,

na ahyew nʼaban no.

8Mɛsɛe Asdod hene no

ne nea okura ahempema wɔ Askelon no.

Mɛdan me nsa atia Ekron,

kosi sɛ Filistini a otwa to no bewu,”

sɛnea Asafo Awurade se ni.

9Nea Awurade se ni:

“Tiro ayɛ bɔne bebree ama no atra so,

ɛno nti, merennan mʼabufuw.

Ɔfaa ɔmanmu no nnommum

na ɔtɔn wɔn maa Edomfo,

a wankae onuadɔ apam.

10Mede ogya bɛto Tiro afasu no mu,

na ahyew nʼaban.”

11Nea Awurade se ni:

“Edom ayɛ bɔne bebree ama no atra so,

ɛno nti, merennan mʼabufuw.

Ɔde afoa taataa ne nua,

a wannya ayamhyehye biara.

Efisɛ ne bo kɔɔ so fuwii,

na obiara antumi annwudwo nʼabufuw no ano.

12Mede ogya bɛto Teman mu,

na ahyew Bosra aban.”

13Sɛnea Awurade se ni:

“Amon ayɛ bɔne bebree ama no atra so,

ɛno nti, merennan mʼabufuw.

Ɔde afoa paapaee Gilead apemfo yafunu mu

de trɛw nʼahye mu.

14Mede ogya bɛto Raba afasu mu

na ahyew nʼaban

wɔ ɔko da mu nteɛteɛmu

ne ahum da mfɛtɛ mu.

15Na ne hene ne mmapɔmma

bɛbɔ mu akɔ nnommum mu,”

sɛnea Awurade se ni.

New International Version

Amos 1:1-15

1The words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa—the vision he saw concerning Israel two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Jehoash1:1 Hebrew Joash, a variant of Jehoash was king of Israel.

2He said:

“The Lord roars from Zion

and thunders from Jerusalem;

the pastures of the shepherds dry up,

and the top of Carmel withers.”

Judgment on Israel’s Neighbors

3This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Damascus,

even for four, I will not relent.

Because she threshed Gilead

with sledges having iron teeth,

4I will send fire on the house of Hazael

that will consume the fortresses of Ben-Hadad.

5I will break down the gate of Damascus;

I will destroy the king who is in1:5 Or the inhabitants of the Valley of Aven1:5 Aven means wickedness.

and the one who holds the scepter in Beth Eden.

The people of Aram will go into exile to Kir,”

says the Lord.

6This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Gaza,

even for four, I will not relent.

Because she took captive whole communities

and sold them to Edom,

7I will send fire on the walls of Gaza

that will consume her fortresses.

8I will destroy the king1:8 Or inhabitants of Ashdod

and the one who holds the scepter in Ashkelon.

I will turn my hand against Ekron,

till the last of the Philistines are dead,”

says the Sovereign Lord.

9This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Tyre,

even for four, I will not relent.

Because she sold whole communities of captives to Edom,

disregarding a treaty of brotherhood,

10I will send fire on the walls of Tyre

that will consume her fortresses.”

11This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Edom,

even for four, I will not relent.

Because he pursued his brother with a sword

and slaughtered the women of the land,

because his anger raged continually

and his fury flamed unchecked,

12I will send fire on Teman

that will consume the fortresses of Bozrah.”

13This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Ammon,

even for four, I will not relent.

Because he ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead

in order to extend his borders,

14I will set fire to the walls of Rabbah

that will consume her fortresses

amid war cries on the day of battle,

amid violent winds on a stormy day.

15Her king1:15 Or / Molek will go into exile,

he and his officials together,”

says the Lord.