Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Atemmufoɔ 1:1-36

Yuda Ne Simeon Fa Asase No

1Yosua wuo akyi no, Israelfoɔ bisaa Awurade sɛ, “Abusuakuo bɛn na ɛsɛ sɛ wɔkɔto hyɛ Kanaanfoɔ no so kane?”

2Awurade buaa sɛ, “Yuda na ɛsɛ sɛ ɔkɔ; mede asase no so die ahyɛ wɔn nsam.”

3Enti, Yuda ntuanofoɔ ka kyerɛɛ wɔn nuanom Simeon abusuakuo no sɛ, “Mommɛka yɛn ho na yɛnko ntia Kanaanfoɔ a wɔte asase a wɔde ama yɛn no so. Yɛn nso, yɛbɛboa mo ama moako afa mo asase.” Enti, Simeonfoɔ mmarima no ne Yudafoɔ no kɔeɛ.

4Ɛberɛ a Yuda kɔɔ wɔn so no, Awurade ma wɔdii Kanaanfoɔ ne Perisifoɔ no so nkonim, na wɔkunkumm atamfoɔ akofoɔ ɔpedu wɔ Besek. 5Besek hɔ, wɔne ɔhene Adoni-Besek hyiaeɛ, na wɔko tiaa no, dii Kanaanfoɔ no ne Perisifoɔ no so nkonim. 6Adoni-Besek dwaneeɛ, nanso ankyɛre na Israelfoɔ kɔkyeree no twitwaa ne nsa ne ne nan kokurobetie.

7Ɛmaa Adoni-Besek kaa sɛ, “Ɛberɛ bi na mewɔ Ahemfo aduɔson a wɔatwitwa wɔn kokurobetie bɛtasee mporoporowa wɔ me didipono ase. Afei, Awurade atua me deɛ meyɛɛ wɔn no so ka.” Wɔde no kɔɔ Yerusalem na ɔwuu wɔ hɔ.

8Yuda mmarima no to hyɛɛ Yerusalem so, dii so nkonim. Wɔkunkumm kuropɔn no so nnipa nyinaa, too mu ogya.

9Ɛno akyi, wɔdane faa anafoɔ fam, kɔto hyɛɛ Kanaanfoɔ a wɔtete bepɔ asase, Negeb ne atɔeɛ fam nkokoɔ so no so. 10Yuda bɔ wuraa Kanaanfoɔ a na wɔte Hebron a kane no na wɔfrɛ hɔ Kiriat-Arba no mu, dii Sesai, Ahiman ne Talmai so. 11Wɔfiri hɔ kɔtoaa nnipa a wɔte Debir a kane no na wɔfrɛ hɔ (Kiriat-Sefer no).

12Na Kaleb kaa sɛ, “Obiara a ɔbɛto ahyɛ Kiriat-Sefer so na wafa no, mede me babaa Aksa bɛma no aware.” 13Ɛnna Kaleb nua kumaa Kenas babarima Otniel kɔfaeɛ. Enti, Aksa bɛyɛɛ Otniel yere.

14Aksa waree Otniel no, ɔka kyerɛɛ no sɛ ɔmmisa nʼagya Kaleb na ɔmma wɔn asase nka deɛ wɔwɔ no ho. Ɔfiri nʼafunumu so sii fam ara pɛ, Kaleb bisaa no sɛ, “Asɛm bɛn? Ɛdeɛn na menyɛ mma wo?”

15Ɔbuaa sɛ, “Ma me nhyira bio. Woadom me ama me asase wɔ Negeb, na mesrɛ wo ma me asase a nsuo wɔ so.” Enti, Kaleb maa no atifi ne anafoɔ fam nsuwansuwa asase.

16Ɛberɛ a Yuda abusuakuo firii Yeriko no, Kenifoɔ a wɔyɛ Mose ase barima asefoɔ ne wɔn kɔɔ Yuda ɛserɛ no so. Wɔtenaa nnipa a wɔwɔ hɔ no mu wɔ beaeɛ bi a ɛbɛn Arad a ɛwɔ Negeb.

17Afei, Yuda ne Simeon ka bɔɔ mu ko tiaa Kanaanfoɔ a wɔte Sefat no sɛee kuro no pasaa. Enti, wɔtoo kuro no edin Horma. 18Ɛno akyi, Yuda ko faa nkuropɔn Gasa, Askelon ne Ekron ne wɔn nsase a atwa wɔn ho ahyia.

Israel Antumi Amfa Asase No

19Na Awurade ka Yuda nkurɔfoɔ ho enti, ɛmaa wɔfaa bepɔ nsase no. Nanso, wɔantumi ampam nnipa a wɔte tata so no amfiri hɔ, ɛfiri sɛ, na wɔwɔ nnadeɛ nteaseɛnam. 20Wɔde Hebron kuropɔn maa Kaleb sɛdeɛ na Mose ahyɛ ho bɔ no. Na Kaleb pamoo nnipa a na wɔyɛ Anak mmammarima baasa no asefoɔ no firii hɔ. 21Benyamin abusuakuo no antumi ampam Yebusifoɔ a na wɔte Yerusalem no. Enti, ɛbɛsi ɛnnɛ yi, Yebusifoɔ ne Benyamin nkurɔfoɔ da so te Yerusalem.

22Yosef asefoɔ kɔto hyɛɛ Bet-El kuro no so, na Awurade kaa wɔn ho. 23Wɔsomaa akwansrafoɔ kɔɔ Bet-El (a kane no na wɔfrɛ no Lus) hɔ. 24Wɔde nsɛmmisa puapuaa ɔbarima bi a na ɔfiri kuropɔn no mu reba. Wɔka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Kyerɛ yɛn ɛkwan a wɔde kɔ kuropɔn no mu na yɛn nso, yɛbɛhunu wo mmɔbɔ.” 25Enti, ɔkyerɛɛ wɔn kuropɔn no kwan ma wɔkɔkunkumm kuropɔn no mu nnipa nyinaa, na wɔgyaa ɔbarima no ne nʼabusuafoɔ. 26Akyire no, ɔbarima no tutu kɔɔ Hetifoɔ asase so. Ɔkyekyeree kuropɔn wɔ hɔ. Ɔtoo kuropɔn no edin Lus. Na saa edin no da kuropɔn no so de bɛsi ɛnnɛ.

27Manase abusuakuo no nso antumi ampam nnipa a na wɔte Bet-Sean, Taanak, Dor, Yibleam, Megido ne wɔn nkuraaseɛ no, ɛfiri sɛ, na Kanaanfoɔ no aka sɛ, sɛdeɛ ɛteɛ biara, ɛhɔ ara na wɔpɛ sɛ wɔtena. 28Israelfoɔ no nyaa ahoɔden kakra no, wɔhyɛɛ Kanaanfoɔ no ma wɔyɛɛ nnwuma sɛ nkoa maa wɔn a wɔampamo wɔn amfiri asase no so. 29Efraim abusuakuo no nso antumi antu Kanaanfoɔ a na wɔte Geser no enti Kanaanfoɔ no kɔɔ so ne wɔn tenaeɛ. 30Sebulon abusuakuo no antumi antu Kanaanfoɔ a na wɔte Kitron ne Nahalol, enti wɔkɔɔ so ne wɔn tenaeɛ. Nanso, wɔhyɛɛ wɔn ma wɔyɛɛ adwuma sɛ nkoa. 31Aser abusuakuo no nso antumi antu wɔn a na wɔte Ako, Sidon, Ahlab, Aksib, Helba, Afik ne Rehob. 32Nokorɛm, ɛsiane sɛ wɔantumi antu wɔn no enti, Kanaanfoɔ no dɔɔso wɔ asase a Aserfoɔ no te soɔ no so. 33Naftali abusuakuo no nso antumi antu wɔn a na wɔte Bet-Semes ne Bet-Anat. Mmom, Kanaanfoɔ no dɔɔso wɔ asase a wɔte soɔ no so. Nanso wɔhyɛɛ nnipa a wɔte Bet-Semes ne Bet-Anat ma wɔyɛɛ adwuma sɛ nkoa maa Naftali nkurɔfoɔ. 34Dan abusuakuo no deɛ, Amorifoɔ hyɛɛ wɔn maa wɔtu kɔɔ bepɔ nsase no so na wɔamma wɔn amma tata so hɔ. 35Amorifoɔ no sii wɔn adwene pi sɛ, wɔbɛtena Heres bepɔ so wɔ Ayalon ne Saalbim, nanso Yosef asefoɔ no yɛɛ den mmorosoɔ no, wɔhyɛɛ Amorifoɔ no ma wɔyɛɛ adwuma sɛ nkoa. 36Na Amorifoɔ hyeɛ firi Akrabbim aforoeɛ kɔ Sela na ɛtoa so kɔ atifi fam.

King James Version

Judges 1:1-36

1Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the LORD, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them? 2And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand. 3And Judah said unto Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with thee into thy lot. So Simeon went with him. 4And Judah went up; and the LORD delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand: and they slew of them in Bezek ten thousand men. 5And they found Adoni-bezek in Bezek: and they fought against him, and they slew the Canaanites and the Perizzites. 6But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes. 7And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died.1.7 their thumbs…: Heb. the thumbs of their hands and of their feet1.7 gathered: or, gleaned 8Now the children of Judah had fought against Jerusalem, and had taken it, and smitten it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire.

9¶ And afterward the children of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites, that dwelt in the mountain, and in the south, and in the valley.1.9 valley: or, low country 10And Judah went against the Canaanites that dwelt in Hebron: (now the name of Hebron before was Kirjath-arba:) and they slew Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai. 11And from thence he went against the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before was Kirjath-sepher: 12And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife. 13And Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife. 14And it came to pass, when she came to him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she lighted from off her ass; and Caleb said unto her, What wilt thou? 15And she said unto him, Give me a blessing: for thou hast given me a south land; give me also springs of water. And Caleb gave her the upper springs and the nether springs.

16¶ And the children of the Kenite, Moses’ father in law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which lieth in the south of Arad; and they went and dwelt among the people. 17And Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they slew the Canaanites that inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. And the name of the city was called Hormah. 18Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof. 19And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.1.19 drave…: or, possessed the mountain 20And they gave Hebron unto Caleb, as Moses said: and he expelled thence the three sons of Anak.

21And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem unto this day.

22¶ And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Beth-el: and the LORD was with them. 23And the house of Joseph sent to descry Beth-el. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.) 24And the spies saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Shew us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will shew thee mercy. 25And when he shewed them the entrance into the city, they smote the city with the edge of the sword; but they let go the man and all his family. 26And the man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called the name thereof Luz: which is the name thereof unto this day.

27¶ Neither did Manasseh drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shean and her towns, nor Taanach and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns: but the Canaanites would dwell in that land. 28And it came to pass, when Israel was strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute, and did not utterly drive them out.

29¶ Neither did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among them.

30¶ Neither did Zebulun drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites dwelt among them, and became tributaries.

31¶ Neither did Asher drive out the inhabitants of Accho, nor the inhabitants of Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob: 32But the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: for they did not drive them out.

33¶ Neither did Naphtali drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh, nor the inhabitants of Beth-anath; but he dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: nevertheless the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh and of Beth-anath became tributaries unto them. 34And the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the mountain: for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley: 35But the Amorites would dwell in mount Heres in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became tributaries.1.35 prevailed: Heb. was heavy 36And the coast of the Amorites was from the going up to Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.1.36 the going…: or, Maaleh-acrabbim