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Mateo 1:1-25

Yesu Kristo Mpanimfoɔ

1Yesu Kristo a ɔfiri Ɔhene Dawid ne Abraham abusua mu no mpanimfoɔ din na ɛdidi soɔ yi:

2Abraham ba ne Isak,

Isak ba ne Yakob;

Yakob nso mma ne Yuda ne ne nuanom.

3Yuda mma ne Peres ne Sera. Wɔn maame ne Tamar.

Peres ba ne Hesron

ɛnna Hesron nso ba ne Ram.

4Ram woo Aminadab;

Aminadab woo Nahson;

Nahson nso woo Salmon.

5Salmon ne ne yere Rahab woo Boas;

Boas ne ne yere Rut woo Obed;

Obed nso woo Yisai.

6Yisai ba ne Ɔhene Dawid.

Dawid ba ne Salomo. Dawid ne Batseba a na anka ɔyɛ Uria yere no na wɔwoo Salomo.

7Salomo woo Rehoboam;

Rehoboam woo Abia;

Abia woo Asa.

8Asa woo Yehosafat;

Yehosafat woo Yoram,

Yoram nso woo Usia

9Usia ba ne Yotam;

Yotam ba ne Ahas:

Ahas ba ne Hiskia.

10Hiskia ba ne Manase,

Manase ba ne Amon;

Amon nso ba ne Yosia.

11Yosia woo Yekonia ne ne nuanom. Wɔwoo wɔn ɛberɛ a na Yudafoɔ te nnommum mu wɔ Babilon no.

12Wɔn a wɔfiri Babilon nnommum mu baeɛ no akyi awoɔ ntoatoasoɔ nie:

Yekonia woo Sealtiel;

Sealtiel woo Serubabel.

13Serubabel woo Abihud;

Abihud woo Eliakim;

Eliakim nso woo Asor.

14Asor ba ne Sadok;

Sadok ba ne Akim;

Akim ba ne Elihud.

15Elihud ba ne Eleasa;

Eleasa ba ne Matan.

Matan nso ba ne Yakob;

16Yakob woo Yosef a ɔwaree Maria no. Saa Maria yi na ɔwoo Yesu Kristo.

17Awoɔ ntoatoasoɔ a ɛfiri Abraham so de bɛsi Ɔhene Dawid so yɛ dunan. Ɛfiri Ɔhene Dawid so de bɛsi ɛberɛ a wɔfaa ɔman no nnommum kɔɔ Babilon no nso awoɔ ntoatoasoɔ yɛ dunan saa ara. Saa ara nso na ɛfiri ɛberɛ a wɔtu firii Babilon sane baa wɔn ɔman mu bio no de bɛsi Kristo awoɔ so nso yɛ awoɔ ntoatoasoɔ dunan.

Yesu Awoɔ

18Sɛdeɛ Yesu Kristo awoɔ ho nsɛm teɛ nie: Wɔde ne maame Maria maa Yosef sɛ ɔnware no, nanso ansa na wɔbɛhyiam sɛ awarefoɔ no, ɔhunuu sɛ wanyinsɛn deɛ ɛfiri Honhom Kronkron. 19Ɛbaa saa no, ne kunu Yosef a ɔdi ne ho ni no ampɛ sɛ ɔbɛgu Maria anim ase enti, ɔyɛɛ nʼadwene sɛ ɔbɛgyaa no awadeɛ kɔkoam.

20Ɛberɛ a asɛm no ayɛ Yosef dadwene no, Awurade ɔbɔfoɔ bɛyii ne ho adi kyerɛɛ no daeɛ mu. Ɔbɔfoɔ no ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Yosef, Dawid aseni, nnyae Maria awadeɛ ɛfiri sɛ, ne nyinsɛn no firi Honhom Kronkron. 21Ɔbɛwo ɔbarima na wɔato no edin Yesu, aseɛ ne Agyenkwa, ɛfiri sɛ, ɔno na ɔbɛgye ne nkurɔfoɔ nkwa afiri wɔn bɔne mu.”

22Yei nyinaa baa mu de hyɛɛ deɛ Awurade nam odiyifoɔ no so kaeɛ no ma sɛ: 23“Ɔbaabunu no bɛnyinsɛn, na wawo ɔbabarima, na wɔato no edin Immanuel” a aseɛ ne sɛ, “Onyankopɔn ne yɛn wɔ hɔ.”

24Ɛberɛ a Yosef nyaneeɛ no, ɔyɛɛ sɛdeɛ ɔbɔfoɔ no hyɛɛ no sɛ ɔnyɛ no. Enti ɔkɔfaa Maria baa ne fie ma ɔbɛyɛɛ ne yere. 25Yosef ne Maria anhyia da kɔsii sɛ Maria woo ɔbabarima maa Yosef too ne din “Yesu.”

New International Reader's Version

Matthew 1:1-25

The Family Line of Jesus the Messiah

1This is the written story of the family line of Jesus the Messiah. He is the son of David. He is also the son of Abraham.

2Abraham was the father of Isaac.

Isaac was the father of Jacob.

Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers.

3Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah. Tamar was their mother.

Perez was the father of Hezron.

Hezron was the father of Ram.

4Ram was the father of Amminadab.

Amminadab was the father of Nahshon.

Nahshon was the father of Salmon.

5Salmon was the father of Boaz. Rahab was Boaz’s mother.

Boaz was the father of Obed. Ruth was Obed’s mother.

Obed was the father of Jesse.

6And Jesse was the father of King David.

David was the father of Solomon. Solomon’s mother had been Uriah’s wife.

7Solomon was the father of Rehoboam.

Rehoboam was the father of Abijah.

Abijah was the father of Asa.

8Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat.

Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram.

Jehoram was the father of Uzziah.

9Uzziah was the father of Jotham.

Jotham was the father of Ahaz.

Ahaz was the father of Hezekiah.

10Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh.

Manasseh was the father of Amon.

Amon was the father of Josiah.

11And Josiah was the father of Jeconiah and his brothers. At that time, the Jewish people were forced to go away to Babylon.

12After this, the family line continued.

Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel.

Shealtiel was the father of Zerubbabel.

13Zerubbabel was the father of Abihud.

Abihud was the father of Eliakim.

Eliakim was the father of Azor.

14Azor was the father of Zadok.

Zadok was the father of Akim.

Akim was the father of Elihud.

15Elihud was the father of Eleazar.

Eleazar was the father of Matthan.

Matthan was the father of Jacob.

16Jacob was the father of Joseph. Joseph was the husband of Mary. And Mary was the mother of Jesus, who is called the Messiah.

17So there were 14 generations from Abraham to David. There were 14 from David until the Jewish people were forced to go away to Babylon. And there were 14 from that time to the Messiah.

Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son

18This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about. His mother Mary and Joseph had promised to get married. But before they started to live together, it became clear that she was going to have a baby. She became pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit. 19Her husband Joseph was faithful to the law. But he did not want to put her to shame in public. So he planned to divorce her quietly.

20But as Joseph was thinking about this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. The angel said, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary home as your wife. The baby inside her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She is going to have a son. You must give him the name Jesus. That’s because he will save his people from their sins.”

22All this took place to bring about what the Lord had said would happen. He had said through the prophet, 23“The virgin is going to have a baby. She will give birth to a son. And he will be called Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14) The name Immanuel means “God with us.”

24Joseph woke up. He did what the angel of the Lord commanded him to do. He took Mary home as his wife. 25But he did not sleep with her until she gave birth to a son. And Joseph gave him the name Jesus.