Nkwa Asem

Asomafo 19

Honhom Kronkron ba gyidifo bi so

1Bere a Apolo wɔ Korinto no, Paulo tuu kwan faa ɔmantam no atifi koduu Efeso. Ɛhɔ na ohuu gyidifo bi bisaa wɔn se, “Bere a mugye dii no, Honhom Kronkron baa mo so anaa? Wobuaa no se, “Yɛntee mpo da sɛ Honhom Kronkron bi wɔ baabi.”

Paulo bisaa wɔn bio se, “Ɛnne na asubɔ bɛn na wɔbɔɔ mo?” Wobuae se, “Asubɔ a Yohane kaa ho asɛm no.”

Paulo ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Yohane asubɔ no yɛ asu a wɔbɔ wɔn a wɔsakra wɔn adwene. Ɔka kyerɛɛ Israelfo no se, wonnye onipa a odi n’akyi a ɔreba a ɔne Yesu no nni.”

Wɔtee saa asɛm yi no, wɔma wɔbɔɔ wɔn asu wɔ Awurade Yesu din mu. Bere a Paulo de ne nsa guu wɔn so no, Honhom Kronkron baa wɔn so ma wɔkaa kasa foforo, hyɛɛ nkɔm. Na wɔn dodow bɛyɛ mmarima dumien.

Paulo de nnam kyerɛkyerɛɛ Onyankopɔn Ahenni no ho asɛm wɔ hyiadan mu abosom abiɛsa pɛe sɛ ɔsakra nnipa no adwene. Nanso nnipa no mu bi pirim wɔn koma, annye anni, kasa tiaa Asɛm no wɔ atiefo no anim. Enti Paulo fii hɔ de gyidifo no kaa ne ho kɔe. Na Paulo kyerɛkyerɛ wɔ obi a wɔfrɛ no Tirano suadan mu daa. 10 Saa kyerɛkyerɛ yi kɔɔ so mfe abien; enti ɛmaa nnipa a na wɔwɔ Asia mantam mu, a Yudafo ne Helafo ka ho, no tee Awurade asɛm no.

Skewa mma baason no

11 Onyankopɔn nam Paulo so yɛɛ anwonwade akɛseakɛse, 12 maa mpo ne nnukuu ne n’atade nsɛwanim a wɔde guu nnipa so no tumi saa nyarewa, tuu ahohommɔne nso.

13 Yudafo bi a wɔnam asumansɛm so tu ahohommɔne pɛe sɛ wɔde Awurade Yesu din tu ahohommɔne. Wɔkankye kyerɛɛ ahohommɔne no se, “Meka Yesu a Paulo ka ne ho asɛm no se, muntu mfi ne mu!” 14 Yudafo sɔfo panyin bi a na ne din de Skewa no mma baason na na wɔyɛ eyi. 15 Hohommɔne no buae se, “Minim Yesu, na minim Paulo; na mo nso mone hefo?” 16 Afei ɔbarima a hohommɔne ahyɛ no ma yi tow hyɛɛ wɔn so, pirapiraa wɔn ma wɔde adagyaw guan fii fie hɔ.

17 Yudafo ne Amanamanmufo a wɔte Efeso no tee asɛm yi no, wɔbɔɔ hu na woyii Awurade Yesu ayɛ. 18 Gyidifo no mu bebree baa bagua mu bɛkaa wɔn bɔne ne wɔn kokoamsɛm. 19 Wɔn mu nkonyaayifo pii de wɔn nkonyaayi nhoma bae ma wɔhyewee wɔ nnipa no nyinaa anim. Wobuu nhoma a wɔhyewee no bo no na ɛyɛ sika bebree. 20 Saa anwonwade ahorow yi maa Onyankopɔn asɛm no trɛwee tumi so.

Basabasa a esii Efeso

21 Eyinom nyinaa akyi no, Paulo yɛɛ n’adwene sɛ ɔbɛfa Makedonia ne Akaia akɔ Yerusalem. Ɔkae se, “Midu Yerusalem a, akyiri yi mɛkɔ Roma nso.” 22 Paulo somaa Timoteo ne Erasto a wɔyɛ n’aboafo no dii n’anim kan kɔɔ Makedonia, nanso ɔno de, ɔtenaa Asia kyɛe kakra.

23 Saa bere yi ara mu na basabasa a emu yɛ den a ɛfa Awurade asɛm no ho no sii wɔ Efeso. 24 Dwetɛdwumfo bi a wɔfrɛ no Demetrio yɛɛ Artemi abosonnan sɛso. N’adwuma no maa n’adwumayɛfo nyaa wɔn ho sɛɛ tam. 25 Ɔfrɛfrɛɛ n’adwumayɛfo no ne wɔn a wodi saa dwuma horow no ara bi no ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Anuanom, munim sɛ yɛn ahonya nyinaa gyina saa dwumadi yi so. 26 Mo ara moahu, na moate dwuma a saa Paulo yi redi. Ɔka se, anyame a nnipa de wɔn nsa ayɛ no nyɛ anyame biara. Ɔnam saa asɛm yi so adan nnipa bebree adwene wɔ Efeso ha ne Asia nyinaa. 27 Sɛ yɛanhwɛ no yiye a, yɛn adwuma yi begye dimmɔne. Saa ara nso na obiara remfa ɔbosom Artemi a wɔsom no wɔ Asia ne wiase nyinaa no nyɛ hwee bio na n’anim agu ase.”

28 Nnipadɔm no tee saa asɛm a Demetrio kae no, wɔn bo fuwii, fitii ase yɛɛ basabasa, teɛteɛɛm se, “Efeso Artemi yɛ kɛse!”

29 Basabasayɛ no trɛwee wɔ kurow no mu nyinaa. Dɔm no kyeree Makedoniafo baanu a wɔn din de Gaio ne Aristarko a na wɔne Paulo retu kwan no de wɔn kɔɔ aguabɔe. 30 Paulo pɛe sɛ anka ɔkɔ aguabɔe hɔ kohyia dɔm no, nanso asuafo no amma no kwan. 31 Ɔmantam no mu mpanyin no mu bi a na wɔyɛ Paulo nnamfo no soma kɔsrɛɛ no sɛ ɔnnkɔ aguabɔe hɔ.

32 Nhyiam yi yɛɛ basabasa; nnipa no mu bi teɛteɛɛm kaa nsɛm bi, na ebinom nso teɛɛm kaa nsɛm foforo bi, efisɛ, na wɔn mu dodow no ara nnim asɛm ko a ɛde wɔn abehyia mu.

33 Yudafo no piapiaa Aleksandro kogyinaa dɔm no anim sɛ ɔnkasa. Eyi maa nnipa no bi susuwii sɛ Aleksandro nti na wɔahyia hɔ. Afei Aleksandro nyamaa dɔm no pɛe sɛ ɔkasa, yi ɔne ne nkurɔfo ano. 34 Dɔm no hui sɛ Aleksandro yɛ Yudani no pɛ, wɔteɛteɛɛm nnɔnhwerew abien se, “Efeso Artemi yɛ kɛse!”

35 Kurow no sohwɛfo no bɔɔ mmɔden maa dɔm no tɛm dinn. Afei ɔkasa kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Efeso mmarima, obiara nim sɛ Efeso kurow yi na ɛhwɛ Artemi asɔrefi ne ohoni a efi soro bedurui no so. 36 Obiara rentumi nnye eyi ho akyinnye enti monyɛ komm, monnyɛ basabasa biara. 37 Mode saa nnipa yi aba ha wɔ bere a wonwiaa biribiara mfii yɛn asɔrefi, nkaa asɛmmɔne biara ntiaa yɛn nyame no. 38 Sɛ Demetrio ne adwimfo a wɔka ne ho no wɔ obi ho asɛm bi a, nna bi wɔ hɔ a mpanyin hyia di asɛm, wɔmfa mmɛto gua. 39 Nanso sɛ mowɔ biribi foforo bi ka a, ɛsɛ sɛ ɔmanfo hyia, fa mmara kwan so ka ho asɛm. 40 Sɛ yɛanhwɛ yiye a, wɔbɛka se saa nnɛ basabasayɛ yi fi yɛn. Saa basabasayɛ yi ho nhia. Sɛ wobisa yɛn ho asɛm a, yɛrennya anoyi biara.”

41 Ɔkasa wiei no, otuu gua no.

King James Version

Acts 19

1And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,

He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.

Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

And all the men were about twelve.

And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

10 And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.

11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:

12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.

13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.

14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.

15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?

16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.

19 Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

21 After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome.

22 So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timotheus and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season.

23 And the same time there arose no small stir about that way.

24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;

25 Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.

26 Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:

27 So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.

28 And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

29 And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre.

30 And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not.

31 And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre.

32 Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused: and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.

33 And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defence unto the people.

34 But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

35 And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?

36 Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.

37 For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.

38 Wherefore if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies: let them implead one another.

39 But if ye enquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.

40 For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an account of this concourse.

41 And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.