Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Marko 1:1-45

Yohane Osubɔni Asɛnka

1Asɛmpa a ɛfa Yesu Kristo, Onyankopɔn Ba no ho no, ahyɛaseɛ nie. 2Wɔatwerɛ wɔ Odiyifoɔ Yesaia nwoma no mu sɛ,

“Mɛsoma me ɔbɔfoɔ adi wʼanim ɛkan.

Ɔno na ɔbɛsiesie ɛkwan ama wo.”

3“Nne bi reteam firi ɛserɛ so sɛ,

‘Monsiesie ɛkwan mma Awurade,

mommɔ akwan a ɛtene mma no.’ ”

4Enti Yohane ba bɛbɔɔ asu wɔ ɛserɛ so, ɔkaa adwensakyera asubɔ a ɛma bɔnefakyɛ ho asɛm. 5Nnipa fifiri Yerusalem ne Yudea nkuro so kɔhunuu Yohane, tiee no. Na wɔkaa wɔn bɔne kyerɛɛ no no, ɔbɔɔ wɔn asu wɔ Asubɔnten Yordan mu. 6Na Yohane hyɛ atadeɛ a wɔde yoma nhoma na apam a aboa nhoma abɔsoɔ nso bɔ mu. Na nʼaduane yɛ ntutummɛ ne ɛwoɔ. 7Ne nkyerɛkyerɛ no mu, ɔkaa sɛ, “Ɛrenkyɛre koraa, obi bɛba a ɔwɔ tumi sene me a, ne mpaboa ahoma mpo, mensɛ sɛ mekoto mesane. 8Me deɛ, mede nsuo na ɛbɔ mo asu, na ɔno deɛ, ɔde Honhom Kronkron na ɛbɛbɔ mo asu!”

Yesu Asubɔ Ne Ne Sɔhwɛ

9Ɛda bi, Yesu firii Nasaret a ɛwɔ Galileaman mu ba maa Yohane bɔɔ no asu wɔ Asubɔnten Yordan mu. 10Yesu firi nsuo no mu sii konkɔn so ara pɛ, ɔhunuu sɛ ɔsoro abue, na Honhom Kronkron resiane sɛ aborɔnoma aba ne so. Saa ɛberɛ no ara mu, 11ɛnne bi firi ɔsoro kaa sɛ, “Wone me Dɔ Ba a wosɔ mʼani.”

12Ɛhɔ ara, Honhom Kronkron de Yesu kɔɔ ɛserɛ so. 13Ɔtenaa hɔ adaduanan a na obiara nka ne ho ka wiram mmoa nko ara. Ɛhɔ na ɔbonsam sɔɔ no hwɛeɛ. Akyire yi, abɔfoɔ ba bɛsom no.

14Ɔhene Herode kyeree Yohane akyi no, Yesu kɔɔ Galilea kɔkaa asɛmpa no wɔ hɔ. 15Ɔkaa sɛ, “Ɛberɛ no awie du! Onyankopɔn Ahennie no abɛn. Monnu mo ho na monnye asɛmpa no nni!”

Asuafoɔ A Wɔdi Ɛkan No Frɛ

16Ɛda bi a Yesu nam Galilea mpoano no, ɔhunuu Simon ne ne nua Andrea sɛ wɔregu asau. 17Yesu frɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Mommɛdi mʼakyi! Na mɛma mo ayɛ nnipayifoɔ.” 18Ɛhɔ ara, wɔgyaa wɔn asau no guu hɔ bɛdii nʼakyi.

19Ɔkɔɔ nʼanim kakra no, ɔhunuu Sebedeo mma baanu a wɔfrɛ ɔbaako Yohane, ɛnna ɔbaako nso Yakobo, sɛ wɔte kodoɔ mu reyɛ wɔn asau ho adwuma. 20Ɔfrɛɛ wɔn nso sɛ wɔmmɛdi nʼakyi. Ntɛm ara, wɔgyaa wɔn agya Sebedeo ne nʼapaafoɔ hɔ wɔ kodoɔ no mu bɛdii nʼakyi.

Yesu Tu Honhommɔne

21Yesu ne nʼakyidifoɔ yi bɛduruu Kapernaum. Na Homeda duruiɛ no, ɔkɔɔ asɔredan mu kɔkaa asɛmpa no. 22Nnipa no tee asɛm no no, wɔn ho dwirii wɔn, ɛfiri sɛ, ɔkasaa te sɛ obi a ɔwɔ tumi, na mmom wankasa sɛ Atwerɛsɛm no akyerɛkyerɛfoɔ no. 23Amonom hɔ ara, ɔbarima bi a ɔwɔ wɔn hyiadan no mu hɔ a ɔwɔ honhommɔne teaam mu sɛ, 24“Ɛdeɛn na wo Nasareni Yesu ne yɛn wɔ yɛ? Woaba sɛ worebɛsɛe yɛn anaa? Menim wo sɛ wone Onyankopɔn Ba Kronkronni no!”

25Yesu teateaa honhommɔne no sɛ, “Mua wʼano! Firi ne mu kɔ!” 26Honhommɔne no wosoo saa ɔbarima no, ma ɔteateaam den na ɛtu kɔeɛ.

27Nnipa no nyinaa ho dwirii wɔn, ma wɔbisabisaa wɔn ho wɔn ho sɛ. “Nkyerɛkyerɛ foforɔ bɛn ni? Ahonhommɔne mpo tie ne nne!” 28Saa anwanwadeɛ a ɔyɛeɛ yi ho nsɛm trɛ faa Galileaman mu nyinaa.

Yesu Sa Nyarewa

29Wɔfirii hyiadan no mu no, wɔne Yakobo ne Yohane kɔɔ Simon ne Andrea efie. 30Na Simon ase baa ɛda mpa so a huraeɛ akyere no, na wɔkaa ne ho asɛm kyerɛɛ Yesu. 31Yesu kɔɔ baabi a ɔda hɔ, kɔsɔɔ ne nsa, ma ɔsɔre tenaa ase. Ɛhɔ ara, huraeɛ no tu firii ne so. Ɔsɔre noaa aduane maa wɔn.

32Ɛduruu anwummerɛ no, nnipa no de ayarefoɔ ne wɔn a wɔwɔ ahonhommɔne brɛɛ Yesu sɛ ɔnsa wɔn yadeɛ. 33Kuro mu no nyinaa bɛboaa wɔn ho ano wɔ efie no aboboano, 34na Yesu saa ayarefoɔ bebree yadeɛ. Ɔtuu ahonhommɔne bebree nso. Nanso, wamma ahonhommɔne no ankasa, ɛfiri sɛ, na wɔnim no.

Yesu Twee Ne Ho Kɔbɔɔ Mpaeɛ

35Ahemadakye a na ɛnim nteteeɛ no, Yesu sɔre firii efie hɔ kɔɔ baabi a ɛhɔ yɛ dinn, kɔbɔɔ mpaeɛ wɔ hɔ. 36Simon ne wɔn a wɔka ne ho firii adi kɔhwehwɛɛ no, 37na wɔhunuu no no, wɔka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Nnipa bebree rehwehwɛ wo.”

38Ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Ɛsɛ sɛ yɛkɔ nkuro a aka no so, na mekɔka mʼasɛm kyerɛ wɔn, ɛfiri sɛ, ɛno enti na mebaeɛ.” 39Enti, ɔkɔɔ Galileaman mu baabiara kɔkaa asɛmpa no wɔ asɔredan mu, tuu ahonhommɔne bebree nso.

Yesu Sa Ɔkwatani Bi Yadeɛ

40Ɔkwatani bi bɛkotoo no srɛɛ no sɛ, “Sɛ ɛyɛ wo pɛ a, wobɛtumi ama me ho ate.”

41Yesu hunuu ɔkwatani no mmɔbɔ, enti ɔde ne nsa kaa no kaa sɛ, “Mepɛ! Wo ho mfi!” 42Amonom hɔ ara, ne ho teeɛ, maa ne ho tɔɔ no!

43Yesu bɔɔ nʼano dendeenden sɛ, 44“Nka saa asɛm yi nkyerɛ obiara, na mmom, fa wo ho kɔkyerɛ ɔsɔfoɔ. Sɛ worekɔ a, fa wʼafɔrebɔdeɛ a Mose ahyɛ sɛ akwatafoɔ a wɔasa wɔn yadeɛ mfa nka wɔn ho nkɔ no ka wo ho kɔ, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛma obiara ahunu sɛ wo ho atɔ wo bio.” 45Nanso, ɔrekorɔ no nyinaa, na ɔde nteateamu rebɔ nʼayaresa no ho dawuro. Esiane yei enti, sɛ Yesu kɔ baabiara a, nnipadɔm bɛtwa ne ho hyia. Ɛno enti, afei baabiara a ɔbɛkɔ no, ɔnnyi ne ho adi. Enti, ɔtenaa ɛserɛ so hɔ maa nnipa bebree baa ne nkyɛn wɔ hɔ.

New International Reader's Version

Mark 1:1-45

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

1This is the beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. 2Long ago Isaiah the prophet wrote,

“I will send my messenger ahead of you.

He will prepare your way.” (Malachi 3:1)

3“A messenger is calling out in the desert,

‘Prepare the way for the Lord.

Make straight paths for him.’ ” (Isaiah 40:3)

4And so John the Baptist appeared in the desert. He preached that people should be baptized and turn away from their sins. Then God would forgive them. 5All the people from the countryside of Judea went out to him. All the people from Jerusalem went too. When they admitted they had sinned, John baptized them in the Jordan River. 6John wore clothes made out of camel’s hair. He had a leather belt around his waist. And he ate locusts and wild honey. 7Here is what John was preaching. “After me, there is someone coming who is more powerful than I am. I’m not good enough to bend down and untie his sandals. 8I baptize you with water. But he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

Jesus Is Baptized and Tempted

9At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee. John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. 10Jesus was coming up out of the water. Just then he saw heaven being torn open. Jesus saw the Holy Spirit coming down on him like a dove. 11A voice spoke to him from heaven. It said, “You are my Son, and I love you. I am very pleased with you.”

12At once the Holy Spirit sent Jesus out into the desert. 13He was in the desert 40 days. There Satan tempted him. The wild animals didn’t harm Jesus. Angels took care of him.

Jesus Preaches the Good News

14After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee. He preached the good news of God. 15“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Turn away from your sins and believe the good news!”

Jesus Chooses His First Disciples

16One day Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee. There he saw Simon and his brother Andrew. They were throwing a net into the lake. They were fishermen. 17“Come and follow me,” Jesus said. “I will send you out to fish for people.” 18At once they left their nets and followed him.

19Then Jesus walked a little farther. As he did, he saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat preparing their nets. 20Right away he called out to them. They left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men. Then they followed Jesus.

Jesus Drives Out an Evil Spirit

21Jesus and those with him went to Capernaum. When the Sabbath day came, he went into the synagogue. There he began to teach. 22The people were amazed at his teaching. That’s because he taught them like one who had authority. He did not talk like the teachers of the law. 23Just then a man in their synagogue cried out. He was controlled by an evil spirit. He said, 24“What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are. You are the Holy One of God!”

25“Be quiet!” said Jesus firmly. “Come out of him!” 26The evil spirit shook the man wildly. Then it came out of him with a scream.

27All the people were amazed. So they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching! And with so much authority! He even gives orders to evil spirits, and they obey him.” 28News about Jesus spread quickly all over Galilee.

Jesus Heals Many People

29Jesus and those with him left the synagogue. Right away they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30Simon’s mother-in-law was lying in bed with a fever. They told Jesus about her right away. 31So he went to her. He took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her. Then she began to serve them.

32That evening after sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who were sick. They also brought all who were controlled by demons. 33All the people in town gathered at the door. 34Jesus healed many of them. They had all kinds of sicknesses. He also drove out many demons. But he would not let the demons speak, because they knew who he was.

Jesus Prays in a Quiet Place

35It was very early in the morning and still dark. Jesus got up and left the house. He went to a place where he could be alone. There he prayed. 36Simon and his friends went to look for Jesus. 37When they found him, they called out, “Everyone is looking for you!”

38Jesus replied, “Let’s go somewhere else. I want to go to the nearby towns. I must preach there also. That is why I have come.” 39So he traveled all around Galilee. He preached in their synagogues. He also drove out demons.

Jesus Heals a Man Who Had a Skin Disease

40A man who had a skin disease came to Jesus. On his knees he begged Jesus. He said, “If you are willing to make me ‘clean,’ you can do it.”

41Jesus became angry. He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing to do it,” Jesus said. “Be ‘clean’!” 42Right away the disease left the man, and he was “clean.”

43Jesus sent him away at once. He gave the man a strong warning. 44“Don’t tell this to anyone,” he said. “Go and show yourself to the priest. Offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded. It will be a witness to the priest and the people that you are ‘clean.’ ” 45But the man went out and started talking right away. He spread the news to everyone. So Jesus could no longer enter a town openly. He stayed outside in lonely places. But people still came to him from everywhere.