Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Nehemia 10:1-39

1Nnipa a wogyee nhoma no too mu na wɔsɔw ano no ni:

Hakalia babarima Nehemia a na ɔyɛ amrado.

Asɔfo a wɔde wɔn nsa hyɛɛ ase no ne Sedekia, 2Seraia, Asaria, Yeremia,

3Pashur, Amaria, Malkia,

4Hatus, Sebania, Maluk,

5Harim, Meremot, Obadia,

6Daniel, Gineton, Baruk,

7Mesulam, Abia, Miyamin,

8Maasia, Bilgai ne Semaia.

Eyinom ne asɔfo no.

9Lewifo a wɔde wɔn nsa hyɛɛ ase no ne:

Asania babarima Yesua, Binui a ofi Henadad abusua mu, Kadmiel,

10ne wɔn mfɛfo Lewifo a, wɔne:

Sebania, Hodia, Kelita, Pelaia, Hanan,

11Mika, Rehob, Hasabia,

12Sakur, Serebia, Sebania,

13Hodia, Bani ne Beninu.

14Ntuanofo a wɔde wɔn nsa hyɛɛ ase no ne:

Paros, Pahat-Moab, Elam, Satu, Bani,

15Buni, Asgad, Bebai,

16Adoniya, Bigwai, Adin,

17Ater, Hesekia, Asur,

18Hodia, Hasum, Besai,

19Harif, Anatot, Nebai,

20Magpias, Mesulam, Hesir,

21Mesesabel, Sadok, Yadua,

22Pelatia, Hanan, Anaia,

23Hosea, Hanania, Hasub,

24Halohes, Pilha, Sobek,

25Rehum, Hasabna, Maaseia,

26Ahiya, Hanan, Anan,

27Maluk, Harim, Baana.

28“Nnipa no nkae a wɔyɛ asɔfo, Lewifo, aponanohwɛfo, nnwontofo, Asɔredan mu asomfo ne wɔn a wɔatwe wɔn ho afi abosonsomfo a wɔwɔ asase no so nyinaa, sɛnea wɔbɛsom Nyankopɔn, na wɔanyinyin a wɔte asɛm ase no, 29wɔn nyinaa fi koma pa mu kaa ntam de kyekyeree wɔn ho. Wɔkaa ntam dii nsew sɛ, sɛ wobu Onyankopɔn mmara a ɔnam ne somfo Mose so de abrɛ wɔn no so a, nnome biara a Onyankopɔn de bɛba wɔn so no, wɔpene so. Wofi koma mu hyɛɛ bɔ sɛ, wɔbɛtɔ wɔn bo adi Awurade, wɔn Wura, ahyɛde ne ne mmara nyinaa so.

Nnipa No Bɔhyɛ

30“Yɛhyɛ bɔ sɛ, yɛremma yɛn mmabea nware abosonsomfo a wɔwɔ asase no so, na saa ara nso na yɛremma yɛn mmabarima nso nware wɔn mmabea.

31“Yɛsan hyɛ bɔ sɛ, sɛ nnipa a wɔwɔ asase no so de aguade anaa atoko ba bɛtɔn no homeda anaa da kronkron bi a, yɛrentɔ bi. Na yɛhyɛ bɔ sɛ, yɛrenyɛ adwuma biara mfe ason a ɛbɛba biara mu, na ka biara a Yudafo afoforo bi de yɛn no, yebetwa mu.

32“Nea ɛka ho ne sɛ, yɛhyɛ bɔ sɛ, yebetua Asɔredan afirihyiatow a wɔahyɛ yɛn sɛ yentua a ɛyɛ dwetɛ gram anan, sɛnea ɛbɛma wɔanya sika bebree de abɔ yɛn Nyankopɔn Asɔredan no ho bra. 33Eyi bɛboa ama yɛanya Daa Daa Brodo, na yɛatumi abɔ atoko ne ɔhyew afɔre bere ano bere ano, abɔ homeda afɔre ahorow, adi ɔsram foforo afahyɛ ahorow ne dapɔnna ahorow no. Saa ara na ɛbɛma yɛatumi abɔ kronkronyɛ afɔre ne bɔne ho afɔre sɛ mpata ama Israel. Afei, ɛbɛboa ama yɛanya nneɛma bi a ɛho behia ama yɛn Nyankopɔn Asɔredan no ho adwumayɛ.

34“Yɛabɔ ntonto ahorow, ahu afe biara mu mmere a ɛfata sɛ asɔfo, Lewifo ne ɔmanfo no abusuafo de nnyansin ba Onyankopɔn asɔredan ho na wɔhyew wɔ Awurade, yɛn Nyankopɔn afɔremuka so, sɛnea mmara no kyerɛ no.

35“Yɛhyɛ bɔ sɛ, daa yɛde otwakan biara mu kyɛfa bi, sɛ ɛyɛ asaseduan anaa aduaba a efi nnua so no, bɛba Awurade Asɔredan mu.

36“Yɛpene so sɛ, yɛde yɛn mmabarima a wɔyɛ abakan ne yɛn anantwi ne yɛn nguan mmakan bɛma Onyankopɔn, sɛnea mmara no kyerɛ no. Yɛde wɔn bɛma asɔfo a wɔsom wɔ yɛn Nyankopɔn Asɔredan mu no.

37“Yɛbɛkora nnɔbae no nyinaa wɔ yɛn Nyankopɔn Asɔredan adekoradan mu. Yɛde yɛn asikresiam a eye pa ara ne atoko nkae afɔrebɔde, yɛn nnuaba papa ne yɛn nsa foforo papa ne ngo bɛba. Na yɛhyɛ bɔ sɛ, yɛde yɛn nnɔbae biara a efi yɛn asase so nkyɛmu du mu baako bɛbrɛ Lewifo, efisɛ wɔn na wogyigye ntotoso du du no wɔ yɛn nkuraa. 38Ɔsɔfo a ɔyɛ Aaron aseni bɛka Lewifo no ho bere a wɔregyigye ntotoso du du no. Na biribiara a wobegye sɛ ntotoso du du no, Lewifo de mu nkyɛmu du mu baako bɛkɔ yɛn Nyankopɔn Asɔredan no mu, na wɔde akosisi adekoradan10.38 Na adekoradan bebree wɔ asɔredan no mfimfini a ɛhɔ na na wɔkora nneɛma a ɛyɛ kronkron. no mu. 39Ɛsɛ sɛ ɔmanfo no ne Lewifo no de afɔrebɔde a ɛyɛ atoko, nsa foforo ne ngo no begu adekorade kronkron a ɛbɛn asɔfo a wɔresom no, aponanohwɛfo ne nnwontofo no wɔ Asɔredan no mu.

“Enti yɛbɔ mu hyɛ bɔ sɛ yɛrentoto yɛn Nyankopɔn Asɔredan no ase.”

New International Version

Nehemiah 10:1-39

In Hebrew texts 10:1-39 is numbered 10:2-40. 1Those who sealed it were:

Nehemiah the governor, the son of Hacaliah.

Zedekiah, 2Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,

3Pashhur, Amariah, Malkijah,

4Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluk,

5Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,

6Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,

7Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,

8Maaziah, Bilgai and Shemaiah.

These were the priests.

9The Levites:

Jeshua son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel,

10and their associates: Shebaniah,

Hodiah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,

11Mika, Rehob, Hashabiah,

12Zakkur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,

13Hodiah, Bani and Beninu.

14The leaders of the people:

Parosh, Pahath-Moab, Elam, Zattu, Bani,

15Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,

16Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin,

17Ater, Hezekiah, Azzur,

18Hodiah, Hashum, Bezai,

19Hariph, Anathoth, Nebai,

20Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir,

21Meshezabel, Zadok, Jaddua,

22Pelatiah, Hanan, Anaiah,

23Hoshea, Hananiah, Hasshub,

24Hallohesh, Pilha, Shobek,

25Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,

26Ahiah, Hanan, Anan,

27Malluk, Harim and Baanah.

28“The rest of the people—priests, Levites, gatekeepers, musicians, temple servants and all who separated themselves from the neighboring peoples for the sake of the Law of God, together with their wives and all their sons and daughters who are able to understand— 29all these now join their fellow Israelites the nobles, and bind themselves with a curse and an oath to follow the Law of God given through Moses the servant of God and to obey carefully all the commands, regulations and decrees of the Lord our Lord.

30“We promise not to give our daughters in marriage to the peoples around us or take their daughters for our sons.

31“When the neighboring peoples bring merchandise or grain to sell on the Sabbath, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath or on any holy day. Every seventh year we will forgo working the land and will cancel all debts.

32“We assume the responsibility for carrying out the commands to give a third of a shekel10:32 That is, about 1/8 ounce or about 4 grams each year for the service of the house of our God: 33for the bread set out on the table; for the regular grain offerings and burnt offerings; for the offerings on the Sabbaths, at the New Moon feasts and at the appointed festivals; for the holy offerings; for sin offerings10:33 Or purification offerings to make atonement for Israel; and for all the duties of the house of our God.

34“We—the priests, the Levites and the people—have cast lots to determine when each of our families is to bring to the house of our God at set times each year a contribution of wood to burn on the altar of the Lord our God, as it is written in the Law.

35“We also assume responsibility for bringing to the house of the Lord each year the firstfruits of our crops and of every fruit tree.

36“As it is also written in the Law, we will bring the firstborn of our sons and of our cattle, of our herds and of our flocks to the house of our God, to the priests ministering there.

37“Moreover, we will bring to the storerooms of the house of our God, to the priests, the first of our ground meal, of our grain offerings, of the fruit of all our trees and of our new wine and olive oil. And we will bring a tithe of our crops to the Levites, for it is the Levites who collect the tithes in all the towns where we work. 38A priest descended from Aaron is to accompany the Levites when they receive the tithes, and the Levites are to bring a tenth of the tithes up to the house of our God, to the storerooms of the treasury. 39The people of Israel, including the Levites, are to bring their contributions of grain, new wine and olive oil to the storerooms, where the articles for the sanctuary and for the ministering priests, the gatekeepers and the musicians are also kept.

“We will not neglect the house of our God.”