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Luke 1

1Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,

Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;

It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,

That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.

There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.

And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,

According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.

10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.

11 And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.

12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.

13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.

14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.

15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.

16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.

17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.

19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.

20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.

21 And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.

22 And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.

23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.

24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,

25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.

26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.

32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.

38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;

40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.

41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:

42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.

45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.

46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.

50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.

53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.

54 He hath helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;

55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.

57 Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.

58 And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.

59 And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.

60 And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.

61 And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.

62 And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.

63 And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.

64 And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.

65 And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.

66 And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.

67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,

68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,

69 And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;

70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:

71 That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;

72 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;

73 The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,

74 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,

75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.

76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,

78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,

79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.

Nkwa Asem

Luka 1

Nnianim

1Adamfo pa Tiofilo, nnipa pii abɔ mmɔden akyerɛw Yesu ho nsɛm a akɔ so wɔ yɛn mu no. Wɔkyerɛw faa nsɛm a wɔaka akyerɛ yɛn a nnipa a wohuu saa nneɛma yi fi mfiase nam so daa no adi no ho. Nanso minyaa adwene bi sɛ, sɛ mehwehwɛ nea wɔakyerɛw no nyinaa mu yiye na mekyerɛw brɛ wo a, eye. Eyi bɛboa wo ma woahu nokware a ɛwɔ nea woasua no nyinaa mu.

Yohane awo ho nkɔmhyɛ

Mede m’asɛm no befi Yudafo sɔfo Sakaria a ɔtenaa ase Yudea hene Herode bere so a na ofi Abia asɔfokuw mu no so. Sakaria yere Elisabet nso, na ɔyɛ Aaron aseni. Na Sakaria ne ne yere Elisabet som Onyankopɔn nokwarem a wɔn ho nni asɛm wɔ Onyankopɔn anim. Na wonni ba, efisɛ, na Elisabet yɛ obonini. Na wɔn baanu nyinaa nso anyinyin.

Da bi a eduu Sakaria asɔfokuw so sɛ wɔyɛ asɔredan mu adwuma no, wɔtow aba yii no sɛ, ɔnkɔhyew aduhuam wɔ ɔhyew afɔremuka no so. 10 Saa bere yi ara nso na asafo no rebɔ mpae wɔ adiwo hɔ sɛnea wɔtaa yɛ no.

11 Sakaria gu so rehyew aduhuam no, Awurade bɔfo begyinaa afɔremuka no nkyɛn mu wɔ nifa so. 12 Sakaria huu no no ɔbɔɔ piriw na ne ho popoe.

13 Nanso ɔsoro bɔfo no ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Sakaria, nsuro, Awurade Nyankopɔn ate wo mpaebɔ. Wo yere Elisabet bɛwo babarima na ɛsɛ sɛ woto ne din Yohane. 14 N’awo bɛma w’ani agye na wo ho asɛpɛw wo. Saa ara na ɛbɛma nnipa bebree nso ani agye. 15 Ɔbɛyɛ kɛse Awurade anim. Ɔrennom nsa biara da, na Honhom Kronkron bɛyɛ no ma afi ne na yam. 16 Israelfo pii nam n’asɛnka so benya adwensakra asan aba Awurade, wɔn Nyankopɔn nkyɛn. 17 Obenya Odiyifo Elia Honhom ahoɔden no bi, na obedi Agyenkwa no ba no anim abesiesie nnipa ama ne ba a ɔbɛba no. N’asɛnka bɛma ntease aba agyanom ne wɔn mma ntam. Na ɔbɛdan Awurade asɛm no ho asoɔdenfo adwene akɔ Awurade pɛ ho.”

18 Sakaria buaa ɔbɔfo no se, “Ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na eyi aba mu? Mabɔ akora na me yere nso abɔ aberewa.”

19 Ɔbɔfo no kae se, “Mene Gabriel a migyina Onyankopɔn anim daa no. Ɔno na ɔsomaa me sɛ memmɛka asɛmpa yi nkyerɛ wo. 20 Esiane sɛ woagye akyinnye nti, wobɛtɔ mumu kosi sɛ wɔbɛwo abofra no. Na nea maka akyerɛ wo yi nyinaa bɛba mu pɛpɛɛpɛ wɔ ne bere a ɛsɛ mu.”

21 Saa bere yi nyinaa na asafo mma no retwɛn Sakaria sɛ ɔbɛba. Na ɛyɛ wɔn nwonwa sɛ wakyɛ saa. 22 Bere a ɔbae no, wantumi ankasa ankyerɛ asafo mma no. Wohu fii ne nneyɛe mu sɛ wahu n’ani so ade wɔ asɔredan mu hɔ. Ɔde ne nsa nyamaa wɔn se wɔnkɔ. 23 Owiee n’asɔfodwuma wɔ asɔredan mu hɔ no, ɔkɔɔ fie. 24 Nna bi akyi no, ne yere Elisabet nyinsɛnee na ɔde ne ho siei asram anum.

25 Ɔde anigye kae se, “Awurade ayɛ me adɔe. Wayi animguase a ɛkaa me wɔ nnipa anim no afi me so.”

Yesu awo ho nkɔmhyɛ

26 Elisabet nyinsɛnee asram asia no, Onyankopɔn somaa ɔbɔfo Gabriel kɔɔ Galilea akuraa bi a wɔfrɛ no Nasaret no ase 27 sɛ, ɔnkɔ ɔbaabun bi a wɔfrɛ no Maria a na wɔde no ama Yosef a ofi ɔhene Dawid abusua mu no aware no nkyɛn. 28 Gabriel huu no ara pɛ, ɔka kyerɛɛ no se, “Asomdwoe nka wo! Awurade ka wo ho, wo a Awurade adom wo.”

29 Ɔbɔfo no asɛm no maa Maria adwenem yɛɛ no nnaa ma obisaa ne ho se, “Na saa nkyia yi, ase ne dɛn?”

30 Ɔbɔfo no san ka kyerɛɛ Maria bio se, “Maria, nsuro, efisɛ, Awurade adom wo. 31 Tie! Ɛrenkyɛ biara wubenyinsɛn na woawo ɔbabarima na woato ne din Yesu. 32 Ɔbɛyɛ ɔkɛse, na wɔbɛfrɛ no Ɔsorosoro Nyankopɔn ba. Na Awurade de ne nena Dawid ahengua no bɛma no. 33 Na obedi Yakob fi so hene daa; na n’ahenni to rentwa da.” 34 Maria bisaa ɔbɔfo no se, “Na ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na mawo bere a ɔbarima nhuu me da?”

35 Ɔbɔfo no buae se, “Honhom Kronkron bɛba wo so na Ɔsorosoro Nyankopɔn tumi abɛkata wo so, eyi nti abofra a wobɛwo no no bɛyɛ kronkron na wɔbɛfrɛ no Onyankopɔn Ba. 36 Ɛbɛyɛ asram asia ni a wo busuani Elisabet mpo a ɔyɛ obonini anyinsɛn ɔbabarima wɔ ne mmerewabere mu. 37 Efisɛ, Onyankopɔn de, biribiara nso no yɛ.”

38 Maria kae se, “Me de, meyɛ Awurade afenaa. Nea Awurade pɛ na ɛnyɛ.” Ɛno akyi, ɔbɔfo no gyaw no hɔ kɔe.

Maria kɔsra Elisabet

39 Nna kakra bi akyi no, Maria kɔɔ Yudea mmepɔw so kurow bi mu. 40 Saa kurow no mu na Sakaria te. Oduu kurow no mu hɔ no, ɔkɔɔ Sakaria fi kɔsraa Elisabet. Okyiaa no. 41 Elisabet tee Maria nkyia no, ɔba a ɔda ne yam no kekaa ne ho; amonom hɔ ara, Honhom Kronkron hyɛɛ Elisabet ma.

42 Elisabet de ahosɛpw teɛɛm se, “Maria, wɔahyira wo sen mmea nyinaa, na wo ba a wobɛwo no no bɛyɛ onipa kɛse. 43 Anuonyam bɛn na ɛsen eyi. Me sɛɛ ne hena a anka m’awurade ne na bɛba abɛsra me? 44 Wukyiaa me pɛ, na abofra no de anigye kekaa ne ho. 45 Nhyira nka wo sɛ wugye dii sɛ, nea Onyankopɔn aka no, ɔbɛyɛ; ɛno nti na wɔadom wo yi.”

Maria Ayeyi dwom

46 Maria kae se, “Me kra kamfo Awurade. 47 Na me honhom ani gye m’agyenkwa Nyankopɔn mu, 48 efisɛ, wahu n’afenaa mmɔbrɔni mmɔbɔ, na efi nnɛ, awo ntoatoaso nyinaa bɛfrɛ me nea Onyankopɔn ahyira no. 49 Efisɛ, ɔkronkronni Tumfo no ayɛ ade kɛse ama me; 50 n’ahummɔbɔ fi awo ntoatoaso kosi awo ntoatoaso ma wɔn a wosuro no na wodi no ni no nyinaa.

51 “Ɔde ne nsa a tumi wɔ mu no abɔ ahomasofo ne ahantanfo ne wɔn nsusuwii apete. 52 Watu aberɛmpɔn ade so ama ahobrɛasefo so. 53 Wama wɔn a ahia wɔn no nnepa na wagya ahonyafo kwan nsapan. 54 Waboa n’akoa Israel na ne werɛ amfi ne mmɔborɔhunu ne ne bɔ 55 a ɔhyɛɛ yɛn agya Abraham ne n’asefo no da!”

56 Maria tenaa Elisabet nkyɛn bɛyɛ asram abiɛsa ansa na ɔresan akɔ ne kurom.

Yohane Osuboni awo

57 Elisabet awo duu so no, ɔwoo ɔbabarima. 58 N’afipamfo ne n’abusuafo tee adɔe a Awurade ayɛ no no, wɔne no nyinaa de anigye dii ahurusi.

59 Eduu nnawɔtwe no, abusuafo ne adɔfo behyiae sɛ wɔrebetwa abofra no twetia na wɔato no din. Wɔpɛe sɛ wɔde abofra no to n’agya Sakaria.

60 Nanso ne na kae se, “Dabi! Ɛsɛ sɛ wɔfrɛ no Yohane.”

61 Wɔka kyerɛɛ no se, “Obiara nni abusua yi mu a wɔfrɛ no saa.” 62 Eyi ma wɔde wɔn nsa yɛɛ nsɛnkyerɛnne bisaa n’agya din a wɔmfa nto abofra no.

63 Sakaria ma wɔde krataa brɛɛ no na ɔkyerɛw so se, “Ne din de Yohane.” Eyi yɛɛ wɔn nyinaa nwonwa. 64 Amonom hɔ ara, Sakaria tumi kasae bio, na ofii ase yii Onyankopɔn ayɛ.

65 Wɔn a wɔtee nyinaa ho dwiriw wɔn, na saa asɛm yi trɛw faa Yudea mmepɔw so hɔ nyinaa. 66 Obiara a ɔtee saa nsɛm yi bisaa ne ho se, “Ɛdɛn na abofra yi benyin ayɛ daakye? Ɛda adi pefee sɛ Awurade nsa wɔ ne so.”

Sakaria nkɔmhyɛ

67 Honhom hyɛɛ n’agya Sakaria ma ma ɔhyɛɛ nkɔm se, 68 “Nhyira nka Awurade Israel Nyankopɔn sɛ waba abegye ne manfo. 69 Ɔde Agyenkwa Tumfo a ɔyɛ ne somfo Dawid aseni rebrɛ yɛn, 70 sɛnea ɔnam n’adiyifo kronkron so fi teteete hyɛɛ bɔ 71 sɛ, ɔbɛma yɛn Agyenkwa a obegye yɛn afi yɛn atamfo ne wɔn a wokyi yɛn no nsam no.

72 “Na wama bɔ a ɔhyɛɛ yɛn agyanom wɔ n’ahummɔbɔ ho no aba mu na wakae n’apam kronkron no, 73 na wakae n’apam kronkron a ɔne Abraham pamee no, 74 sɛ obegye yɛn afi yɛn atamfo nsam no, na yɛasom no a osuro biara nni mu, 75 na yɛn nkwanna nyinaa mu, yɛayɛ kronkron ne atreneefo wɔ n’anim.

76 “Na wo, akokoaa yi, wɔbɛfrɛ wo ɔsorosoroni no odiyifo efisɛ, wo na wubesiesie ɔkwan ama Agyenkwa no, 77 na wobɛkyerɛ ne manfo ɔkwan a wɔnam bɔnefafiri so nya daa nkwa; 78 na eyinom nyinaa bɛba mu efisɛ, Onyankopɔn mmɔborɔhunu a ɛdɔɔso no, 79 na ɛbɛma hann a efi soro abepue yɛn so ahyerɛn wɔn a wɔte sum ne owu sum mu no so na akyerɛ yɛn kwan akɔ asomdwoe mu.”

80 Abofra no nyinii na honhom hyɛɛ no ma; ɔtenaa sare so kosii bere a ofitii n’asɛnka adwuma ase.