Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Tito 1:1-16

Nkyia

1Saa nhoma yi fi Onyankopɔn somfo ne Yesu Kristo somafo Paulo nkyɛn. Wɔpaw me na wɔsomaa me se memmɛtrɛw nnipa a Onyankopɔn ayi wɔn no gyidi mu no, na menkyerɛkyerɛ wɔn nokwasɛm a ɛde onyamesuro ba 2wɔ nkwa a enni awiei ho anidaso a Onyankopɔn a onni atoro no hyɛɛ yɛn ho bɔ ansa na ɔrefi wiase ase; 3na afei ne bere a ɛsɛ mu no, ɔfaa asɛnka a ɔno Nyankopɔn a ɔyɛ yɛn Agyenkwa no hyɛ me sɛ menka no so daa no adi.

4Mekyerɛw me ba Tito wɔ gyidi baako a yɛn nyinaa kura mu no mu:

Adom ne asomdwoe a efi Agya Nyankopɔn ne Kristo Yesu, yɛn Agyenkwa no nka wo!

Asɛmpakafo Yiyedi

5Migyaw wo Kreta sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a wobɛtoto nneɛma a aka no pɛpɛɛpɛ na woayi mpanyimfo atuatua asafo a ɛwɔ kurow biara mu no ano. 6Kae mmara a mehyɛ maa wo no. Ɔpanyin yɛ obi a ne ho nni asɛm na ɔwɔ yere baako na ne mma yɛ agyidifo a wɔmmɔ ahohwi bra, na wɔnyɛ asoɔden nso. 7Ɛnsɛ sɛ mfomso biara ba ɔpanyin no ho, efisɛ Onyame adwuma hyɛ ne nsa. Ɛnsɛ sɛ ɔyɛ ahomaso, anaa obi a ne bo nkyɛ fuw anaa ɔkɔwensani anaa basabasayɛfo anaa sikaniberefo. 8Ɛsɛ sɛ ɔyɛ obi a ɔpɛ ahɔhoyɛ na nʼani gye nea eye ho na nʼadwene mu da hɔ na ɔteɛ na ɔyɛ kronkron na ɔwɔ ahohyɛso. 9Ɛsɛ sɛ oso asɛm no mu dennen sɛnea wɔkyerɛɛ no no. Sɛ ɛba saa a, obetumi ahyɛ afoforo den wɔ saa nkyerɛkyerɛ pa no mu, na wada wɔn a wɔsɔre tia asɛm no mu no nso mfomso adi.

10Nnipa pii wɔ hɔ a wɔsɔre tia na wɔnam wɔn nkwaseasɛm so daadaa afoforo; ne titiriw no, wɔn a wofi twetiatwasom no mu. 11Ɛsɛ sɛ wusiw wɔn nkyerɛkyerɛ no ano, efisɛ wɔnam wɔn nkyerɛkyerɛ bɔne no so ma ntoto ba mmusua mu, nam so de pɛ sika. 12Mpo Kreta adiyifo no mu baako kae se, “Kretafo no yɛ atorofo, mmoa atirimɔdenfo ne akwadwofo adidifo.” 13Na asɛm a ɔkae no yɛ nokware. Esiane saa nti, ɛsɛ sɛ moka wɔn anim yiye sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a wobenya gyidi pa, 14na wɔantena ase amma twetiatwa atosɛm ne ɔhyɛ a efi nnipa a wɔapo nokware no. 15Biribiara yɛ kronkron ma wɔn a wɔyɛ kronkron no, nanso biribiara nyɛ kronkron mma wɔn a wɔn ho agu fi na wonni gyidi no, efisɛ wɔn adwene ne wɔn tiboa ho agu fi. 16Wɔka se wonim Onyankopɔn, nanso wɔn nneyɛe nkyerɛ saa. Wɔyɛ nnipa a obiara tan wɔn, na wɔyɛ asoɔdenfo a wontumi nyɛ ade pa biara.

King James Version

Titus 1:1-16

1Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; 2In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; 3But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour; 4To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

5For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: 6If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. 7For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; 8But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; 9Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. 10For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: 11Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake. 12One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. 13This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; 14Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. 15Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. 16They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.