Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Yoɛl 1:1-20

1Awurade asɛm a ɛbaa Petuel babarima Yoel so ni.

Mmoadabi San Tue

2Muntie saa asɛm yi, mo mpanyimfo;

muntie, mo a mote asase no so nyinaa.

Asɛm bi a ɛte sɛɛ asi mo mmere so

anaa mo mpanyimfo mmere so pɛn?

3Monka nkyerɛ mo mma,

na mo mma nso nka nkyerɛ wɔn mma

na wɔn mma nso nka nkyerɛ awo ntoatoaso a edi so no.

4Nea mmoadabikuw no gyawee no,

mmoadabi akɛse no awe;

nea mmoadabi akɛse no gyawee no,

mmoadabi nkumaa no awe;

nea mmoadabi nkumaa no gyawee no,

mmoadabi afoforo awe.

5Mo asabowfo, munnyan, na munsu!

Mo a monom bobesa nyinaa, muntwa adwo;

muntwa adwo, nsa foforo no nti,

efisɛ wɔahuam afi mo ano.

6Ɔman bi atu mʼasase so sa;

dɔm a wɔyɛ den na wontumi nkan wɔn;

wɔn se te sɛ gyata se

na wɔwɔ gyatabere sebɔmmɔfo.

7Wasɛe me bobe

ne me borɔdɔma nnua.

Wawaawae nnua no ho bona,

atow agu

agyaw ne mman ho fitaa.

8Di awerɛhow sɛ ababaa a ofura atweaatam

na ɔresu ne kunu a ɔwaree no ne mmabaabere mu.

9Aduan ne ahwiesa afɔrebɔde,

wɔayi afi Awurade fi.

Asɔfo no retwa adwo,

wɔn a wɔsom wɔ Awurade anim no.

10Mfuw asɛe,

asase no so awo wosee

aduan no asɛe

nsa foforo no ayow

ngo nyinaa asa.

11Mo ani nwu, mo akuafo,

muntwa adwo, mo a mudua bobe;

Munsi apini mma awi ne atoko,

efisɛ otwabere no asɛe.

12Bobe no akisa

na borɔdɔma nnua no awuwu.

Atoaa nnua, mmedua, aprɛ ne

nnua a ɛwɔ mfuw no so nyinaa ahyew.

Nokware, anigye a nnipa wɔ no

atu ayera.

13Mumfura atweaatam na munni awerɛhow, asɔfo;

mo a mosom wɔ afɔremuka anim, muntwa adwo.

Mumfura atweaatam mmesi pɛ,

mo a mosom wɔ Onyankopɔn anim;

efisɛ aduan ne ahwiesa afɔrebɔde no

to atwa wɔ Onyankopɔn fi.

14Mommɔ mmuadadi kronkron ho dawuru;

momfrɛ nhyiamu kronkron.

Momfrɛ mpanyimfo

ne wɔn a wɔte asase no so nyinaa

mmra Awurade mo Nyankopɔn fi

na wommesu mfrɛ Awurade.

15A, da no de!

Awurade da no abɛn;

Ɛbɛba sɛ ɔsɛe a efi Otumfo hɔ.

16So aduan ho nkɔɔ wɛn, a yɛani tua,

anigye ne ahosɛpɛw to atwa

wɔ yɛn Nyankopɔn fi ana?

17Aba no wu wɔ asase wosee mu,

adekoradan abubu,

aburowpata nso so nni mfaso,

efisɛ nnuan no ahyew.

18Sɛnea anantwi su!

na anantwikuw kyinkyin kwa.

Nguankuw mpo rebrɛ

efisɛ wonni didibea.

19Awurade, wo na misu frɛ wo,

efisɛ ogya ahyew sare so adidibea,

na ogyatannaa ahyew mfuw no so nnua nyinaa.

20Wuram mmoa mpo pere hwehwɛ wo.

Nsuwansuwa ayoyow,

na ogya ahyew sare so adidibea.

King James Version

Joel 1:1-20

1The word of the LORD that came to Joel the son of Pethuel. 2Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers? 3Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation. 4That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten.1.4 That which the palmerworm…: Heb. The residue of the palmerworm 5Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth. 6For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion. 7He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.1.7 barked…: Heb. laid my fig tree for a barking

8¶ Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth. 9The meat offering and the drink offering is cut off from the house of the LORD; the priests, the LORD’s ministers, mourn. 10The field is wasted, the land mourneth; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth. 11Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished. 12The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men. 13Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.

14¶ Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD,1.14 solemn…: or, day of restraint 15Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. 16Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, joy and gladness from the house of our God? 17The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered.1.17 seed: Heb. grains 18How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate. 19O LORD, to thee will I cry: for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field.1.19 pastures: or, habitations 20The beasts of the field cry also unto thee: for the rivers of waters are dried up, and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness.