Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 1:1-31

Adebɔ Ahyɛaseɛ

1Ahyɛaseɛ no Onyankopɔn bɔɔ ɔsoro ne asase. 2Na asase yɛ sakasaka ne hunu. Na esum kata nsubunu no ani. Na Onyankopɔn honhom butu nsuo no ani.

3Onyankopɔn hyɛɛ sɛ, ɛnyɛ hann! Na ɛyɛɛ hann. 4Onyankopɔn hunuu sɛ hann no yɛ enti, ɔtee hann no firii esum no ho. 5Onyankopɔn frɛɛ hann no sɛ adekyeeɛ, na esum no nso sɛ adesaeɛ. Adeɛ saeɛ na adeɛ kyeeɛ, ɛda a ɛdi ɛkan no no.

6Onyankopɔn kaa sɛ, “Nkyɛmu mmra nsuo no ntam, na ɛnkyekyɛ nsuo no mu.” 7Enti, Onyankopɔn yɛɛ nkyɛmu no de kyekyɛɛ nsuo a ɛwɔ nkyɛmu no ase firii nsuo a ɛwɔ nkyɛmu no atifi no mu. Na ɛyɛɛ saa. 8Onyankopɔn too atifi nkyɛmu no edin ewiem. Na esum duruiɛ ɛnna adeɛ kyeeɛ; yei ne ɛda a ɛtɔ so mmienu.

9Na Onyankopɔn kaa sɛ, “Nsuo a ɛwɔ nkyɛmu no ase no ano mmoa wɔ faako, na asase kesee nna ne ho adi.” Na ɛyɛɛ saa. 10Onyankopɔn too beaeɛ kesee no edin asase. Ɛnna nsuo a ɛboaa ne ho ano no nso, ɔtoo no edin ɛpo. Onyankopɔn hunuu sɛ ɛyɛ.

11Afei, Onyankopɔn kaa sɛ, “Afifideɛ mfifiri asase so; afifideɛ a ɛso aba, nnuaba ahodoɔ a ɛso aba ne deɛ, nʼaba hyehyɛ mu nyinaa mfifiri asase so.” Na ɛyɛɛ saa. 12Afifideɛ a ɛso aba ne nnua fifirii asase so na nʼaba no nyini yɛɛ nnua ne afifideɛ sɛ ne sɛso. Onyankopɔn hunuu sɛ, ɛyɛ. 13Na adeɛ saeɛ ɛnna adeɛ kyeeɛ. Yei ne ɛda a ɛtɔ so mmiɛnsa.

14Na Onyankopɔn kaa sɛ, “Hann mmra nkyɛmu a ɛwɔ ewiem no mu mmɛpae adekyeeɛ ne adesaeɛ mu. Na ɛmmɛyɛ nnyinasoɔ mma ɛberɛ nkyekyɛmu, nna ne mfeɛ 15na ɛmma hann mmra nkyɛmu a ɛwɔ ewiem no mu, na ahyerɛn wɔ asase so.” Na ɛyɛɛ saa. 16Onyankopɔn yɛɛ nkanea akɛseɛ mmienu a ɛyɛ owia ne ɔbosome sɛ, owia no nni adekyeeɛ so na ɔbosome no nni anadwo so. Ɔbɔɔ nsoromma nso. 17Onyankopɔn de nkanea akɛseɛ mmienu yi sii nkyɛmu ewiem no mu sɛ, ɛnhyerɛn wɔ asase so, 18na wɔnni adekyeeɛ ne adesaeɛ no so, na ɛnte hann no mfiri esum no ho. Na Onyankopɔn hunuu sɛ, ɛyɛ. 19Na adeɛ saeɛ, ɛnna adeɛ kyeeɛ. Ɛda a ɛtɔ so ɛnan ne no.

20Onyankopɔn kaa sɛ, “Abɔdeɛ a nkwa wɔ mu nhyɛ nsuo no ma, na nnomaa ntu mfa asase ne nkyɛmu a ɛwɔ ewiem no so.” 21Enti, Onyankopɔn bɔɔ ɛpo mu mmoa akɛseɛ ne mmoa ahodoɔ nyinaa a wɔwɔ nkwa na wɔkeka wɔn ho ne nnomaa ahodoɔ nyinaa. Na Onyankopɔn hunuu sɛ ɛyɛ. 22Onyankopɔn hyiraa abɔdeɛ no nyinaa so, ɛnna ɔkaa sɛ, “Monwo na monyɛ bebree na monhyɛ ɛpo no ma, na nnomaa ase ntrɛ wɔ asase so.” 23Na adeɛ saeɛ ɛnna adeɛ kyeeɛ. Ɛda a, ɛtɔ so enum ne no.

24Onyankopɔn kaa sɛ, “Abɔdeɛ a nkwa wɔ mu ahodoɔ nyinaa ne wɔn sɛso, anantwie ne mmoa a wɔwea wɔn afuru so ne mmoa ahodoɔ a wɔyɛ keka a wɔwɔ asase so nyinaa mmra asase so.” Na ɛyɛɛ saa. 25Onyankopɔn bɔɔ mmoa ahodoɔ, anantwie ahodoɔ ne wɔn sɛso ne mmoa a, wɔwea wɔn afuru so ne wɔn sɛso. Na Onyankopɔn hunuu sɛ, ɛyɛ.

26Onyankopɔn kaa sɛ, “Momma yɛmmɔ onipa sɛ yɛn sɛso, na ɔnni ɛpo mu mpataa, ewiem nnomaa, anantwie ne mmoa a wɔyɛ keka ne biribiara a ɛwea nʼafuru so wɔ asase so.”

27Enti, Onyankopɔn bɔɔ onipa sɛ ne sɛso;

Onyankopɔn sɛso so na ɔbɔɔ wɔn;

ɔbaa ne ɔbarima na ɔbɔɔ wɔn.

28Onyankopɔn hyiraa wɔn, ka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Monwo na monyɛ asase so ma, na monni biribiara so. Monni ɛpo mu mpataa ne ewiem nnomaa ne abɔdeɛ biara a, nkwa wɔ mu a, ɛwɔ asase so no nyinaa so.”

29Afei, Onyankopɔn kaa sɛ, “Mede asase so afifideɛ a ɛso aba nyinaa, afifideɛ biara a aba hyɛ ne nnuaba mu wɔ asase yi so nyinaa hyɛ wo nsa. Ɛbɛyɛ wʼaduane. 30Mede nhahammono nyinaa ama aboa biara a ɔwɔ asase so, anomaa biara a ɔwɔ ewiem, biribiara a ɛwea nʼafuru so, biribiara a nkwa wɔ mu wɔ asase so sɛ wɔn aduane.” Na ɛyɛɛ saa.

31Onyankopɔn hwɛɛ deɛ wayɛ nyinaa hunuu sɛ ɛyɛ papa. Na adeɛ saeɛ na adeɛ kyeeɛ. Yei ne ɛda a ɛtɔ so nsia.

New International Reader's Version

Genesis 1:1-31

The Beginning

1In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2The earth didn’t have any shape. And it was empty. There was darkness over the surface of the waves. At that time, the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

3God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light. 4God saw that the light was good. He separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light “day.” He called the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning. It was day one.

6God said, “Let there be a huge space between the waters. Let it separate water from water.” 7And that’s exactly what happened. God made the huge space between the waters. He separated the water under the space from the water above it. 8God called the huge space “sky.” There was evening, and there was morning. It was day two.

9God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered into one place. Let dry ground appear.” And that’s exactly what happened. 10God called the dry ground “land.” He called all the water that was gathered together “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

11Then God said, “Let the land produce plants. Let them produce their own seeds. And let there be trees on the land that grow fruit with seeds in it. Let each kind of plant or tree have its own kind of seeds.” And that’s exactly what happened. 12So the land produced plants. Each kind of plant had its own kind of seeds. And the land produced trees that grew fruit with seeds in it. Each kind of tree had its own kind of seeds. God saw that it was good. 13There was evening, and there was morning. It was day three.

14God said, “Let there be lights in the huge space of the sky. Let them separate the day from the night. Let the lights set the times for the holy celebrations and the days and the years. 15Let them be lights in the huge space of the sky to give light on the earth.” And that’s exactly what happened. 16God made two great lights. He made the larger light to rule over the day and the smaller light to rule over the night. He also made the stars. 17God put the lights in the huge space of the sky to give light on the earth. 18He put them there to rule over the day and the night. He put them there to separate light from darkness. God saw that it was good. 19There was evening, and there was morning. It was day four.

20God said, “Let the seas be filled with living things. Let birds fly above the earth across the huge space of the sky.” 21So God created the great sea creatures. He created every kind of living thing that fills the seas and moves about in them. He created every kind of bird that flies. And God saw that it was good. 22God blessed them. He said, “Have little ones so that there will be many of you. Fill the water in the seas. Let there be more and more birds on the earth.” 23There was evening, and there was morning. It was day five.

24God said, “Let the land produce every kind of living creature. Let there be livestock, and creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals.” And that’s exactly what happened. 25God made every kind of wild animal. He made every kind of livestock. He made every kind of creature that moves along the ground. And God saw that it was good.

26Then God said, “Let us make human beings so that they are like us. Let them rule over the fish in the seas and the birds in the sky. Let them rule over the livestock and all the wild animals. And let them rule over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27So God created human beings in his own likeness.

He created them to be like himself.

He created them as male and female.

28God blessed them. He said to them, “Have children so that there will be many of you. Fill the earth and bring it under your control. Rule over the fish in the seas and the birds in the sky. Rule over every living creature that moves along the ground.”

29Then God said, “I am giving you every plant on the face of the whole earth that produces its own seeds. I am giving you every tree that has fruit with seeds in it. All of them will be given to you for food. 30I am giving every green plant as food for all the land animals and for all the birds in the sky. I am also giving the plants to all the creatures that move along the ground. I am giving them to every living thing that breathes.” And that’s exactly what happened.

31God saw everything he had made. And it was very good. There was evening, and there was morning. It was day six.