Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Mika 1:1-16

1Awurade de saa nsɛm yi brɛɛ Moresetni Mika1.1 Mika nkyerɛase ne “Hena na ɔte sɛ Awurade,” a ɛfa Samaria ne Yerusalem ho: Saa nkuropɔn abien yi gyina hɔ ma Israel ne Yuda. Atemmu a Mika hyɛɛ ho nkɔm no fa aman abien no ho na ɛmfa wɔn nkuropɔn no nko ho. bere a na Yotam, Ahas ne Hesekia di ade wɔ Yuda no. Anisoade a ohu faa Samaria ne Yerusalem ho.

2Monyɛ aso, mo nnipa nyinaa,

muntie, asase ne mo a mote so nyinaa.

Otumfo Awurade redi adanse atia mo,

ɔkasa fi nʼasɔredan kronkron no mu.

Atemmu A Etia Samaria Ne Yerusalem

3Monhwɛ! Awurade fi nʼatenae reba;

ɔresian na ɔnam asase sorɔnsorɔmmea so.

4Mmepɔw nan wɔ nʼase,

aku mu paapae

te sɛ ama a aka ogya,

te sɛ nsu a ɛresian waa fi koko so.

5Eyi nyinaa yɛ Yakob nnebɔne,

ne bɔne ahorow a ɛwɔ Israel fi nti.

Yakob nnebɔne ne dɛn?

Ɛnyɛ Samaria ana?

Na he ne Yuda sorɔnsorɔmmea?

Ɛnyɛ Yerusalem ana?

6“Enti mɛyɛ Samaria kurow no nnwiriwii siw,

baabi a wɔbɛyɛ bobe turo.

Mehwie nʼabo agu obon mu

ama ne fapem ho ada hɔ.

7Wobebubu nʼahoni nyinaa mu asinasin;

wɔde ogya bɛhyew nʼasɔredan mu ayɛyɛde nyinaa.

Mɛsɛe ne nsɛsode nyinaa.

Esiane sɛ nʼakyɛde a waboa ano no nyinaa,

onya fii nguamanfo akatua mu no nti

wɔde bɛma nguamanfo.”

Osu Ne Awerɛhow

8Eyinom nti mesu atwa agyaadwo;

mede adagyaw bɛnantew na merenhyɛ mpaboa.

Mɛworo so sɛ odompo

na masu sɛ patu.

9Nʼapirakuru no wu ayɛ den;

abedu Yuda.

Abedu me nkurɔfo pon ano

mpo adu Yerusalem ankasa.

10Monnka no wɔ Gat

munnsu koraa

Mo a mowɔ Bet-Leafra de,

monyantam mfutuma mu.

11Monsen nkɔ adagyaw ne aniwu mu,

mo a mote Safir.

Wɔn a wɔte Saanan ntumi mpue.

Bet-Esel wɔ awerɛhow mu;

efisɛ, wo hɔ na onya ne bammɔ.

12Wɔn a wɔte Marot de ɔyaw nunununu wɔn mu

de twɛn mmoa,

efisɛ amanehunu a efi Awurade hɔ aba

abedu Yerusalem pon ano.

13Mo a mote Lakis,

munsiesie nteaseɛnam no.

Mone bɔne farebae

ma Ɔbabea Sion,

na mudii Israel anim kɔɔ bɔne mu.

14Enti mode ntetewmu akyɛde bɛma Moreset-Gat,

Aksib kurow bɛdaadaa Israel ahemfo.

15Mede nkonimdifo bɛtoa mo;

mo a mote Maresa.

Nea ɔyɛ Israel onuonyamfo no

bɛba Adulam.

16Munyi mo tinwi mfa nni awerɛhow,

wɔ mma a mo ani gye wɔn ho no ho;

mommɔ tikwaw te sɛ opete,

efisɛ, wɔbɛfa wɔn afi mo nkyɛn

akɔ nnommum mu.

New International Version

Micah 1:1-16

1The word of the Lord that came to Micah of Moresheth during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah—the vision he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.

2Hear, you peoples, all of you,

listen, earth and all who live in it,

that the Sovereign Lord may bear witness against you,

the Lord from his holy temple.

Judgment Against Samaria and Jerusalem

3Look! The Lord is coming from his dwelling place;

he comes down and treads on the heights of the earth.

4The mountains melt beneath him

and the valleys split apart,

like wax before the fire,

like water rushing down a slope.

5All this is because of Jacob’s transgression,

because of the sins of the people of Israel.

What is Jacob’s transgression?

Is it not Samaria?

What is Judah’s high place?

Is it not Jerusalem?

6“Therefore I will make Samaria a heap of rubble,

a place for planting vineyards.

I will pour her stones into the valley

and lay bare her foundations.

7All her idols will be broken to pieces;

all her temple gifts will be burned with fire;

I will destroy all her images.

Since she gathered her gifts from the wages of prostitutes,

as the wages of prostitutes they will again be used.”

Weeping and Mourning

8Because of this I will weep and wail;

I will go about barefoot and naked.

I will howl like a jackal

and moan like an owl.

9For Samaria’s plague is incurable;

it has spread to Judah.

It has reached the very gate of my people,

even to Jerusalem itself.

10Tell it not in Gath1:10 Gath sounds like the Hebrew for tell.;

weep not at all.

In Beth Ophrah1:10 Beth Ophrah means house of dust.

roll in the dust.

11Pass by naked and in shame,

you who live in Shaphir.1:11 Shaphir means pleasant.

Those who live in Zaanan1:11 Zaanan sounds like the Hebrew for come out.

will not come out.

Beth Ezel is in mourning;

it no longer protects you.

12Those who live in Maroth1:12 Maroth sounds like the Hebrew for bitter. writhe in pain,

waiting for relief,

because disaster has come from the Lord,

even to the gate of Jerusalem.

13You who live in Lachish,

harness fast horses to the chariot.

You are where the sin of Daughter Zion began,

for the transgressions of Israel were found in you.

14Therefore you will give parting gifts

to Moresheth Gath.

The town of Akzib1:14 Akzib means deception. will prove deceptive

to the kings of Israel.

15I will bring a conqueror against you

who live in Mareshah.1:15 Mareshah sounds like the Hebrew for conqueror.

The nobles of Israel

will flee to Adullam.

16Shave your head in mourning

for the children in whom you delight;

make yourself as bald as the vulture,

for they will go from you into exile.