Nkwa Asem

Mateo 1

Yesu Kristo asefo

1Yesu Kristo a ofi ɔhene Dawid ne Abraham abusua mu no mpanyimfo din na edidi so yi: Abraham ba ne Isak; Isak ba ne Yakob; Yakob nso mma ne Yuda ne ne nuanom. Yuda mma ne Peres ne Sera. Wɔn na ne Tamar. Peres ba ne Hesron, ɛnna Hesron nso ba ne Ram. Ram woo Aminadab; Aminadab woo Nahson. Nahson nso woo Salmon. Salmon ne ne yere Rahab woo Boas; Boas ne ne yere Rut woo Obed; Obed nso woo Yisai. Yisai ba ne ɔhene Dawid. Dawid ba ne Salomo. Dawid ne Bar-Seba a na anka ɔyɛ Uria yere no na wɔwoo Salomo. Salomo woo Rehaboam; Rehaboam woo Abia; Abia woo Asa. Asa woo Yehosafat; Yehosafat woo Yoram; Yoram nso woo Usia. Usia ba ne Yotam; Yotam ba ne Ahas; Ahas ba ne Hisikia. 10 Hisikia ba ne Manase; Manase ba ne Amon; Amon nso ba ne Yosia. 11 Yosia woo Yekonia ne ne nuanom. Wɔwoo wɔn bere a na Yudafo te nnomum mu wɔ Babilon no. 12 Wofi Babilon nnomum mu bae no nso mu awo ntoatoaso ni: Yekonia woo Seatiel; Seatiel woo Serubabel. 13 Serubabel woo Abihud; Abihud woo Eliakim; Eliakim nso woo Asor. 14 Asor ba ne Sadok; Sadok ba ne Akim; Akim ba ne Elihud. 15 Elihud ba ne Eleasar; Eleasar ba ne Matan. Matan nso ba ne Yakob; 16 Yakob woo Yosef a ɔwaree Maria no. Saa Maria yi na ɔwoo Yesu Kristo.

17 Awo ntoatoaso a efi Abraham so de besi ɔhene Dawid so yɛ dunan. Efi ɔhene Dawid so de besi bere a wɔfaa ɔman no nnomum kɔɔ Babilon no nso awo ntoatoaso yɛ dunan saa ara. Saa ara nso na efi bere a wotu fii Babilon san baa wɔn man mu bio no de besi Kristo awo so nso yɛ awo ntoatoaso dunan.

Yesu awo

18 Afei Yesu Kristo awo ho nsɛm ni: Wɔde ne na Maria maa Yosef sɛ ɔnware no. Saa bere no, na Maria yɛ ɔbaabun, ɛne sɛ, na onnim ɔbarima. Nanso Maria nam Honhom Kronkron so nyinsɛnee. 19 Ɛbaa saa no, ne kunu Yosef a odi ne ho ni no ampɛ sɛ obegu Maria anim ase nti, ɔyɛɛ n’adwene sɛ obegyaa no aware kokoam.

20 Bere a asɛm no ayɛ Yosef dadwene no, Awurade bɔfo beyii ne ho adi kyerɛɛ no dae mu. Ɔbɔfo no ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Yosef, Dawid aseni, nnyaa Maria aware, efisɛ, ne nyinsɛn no fi Honhom Kronkron. 21 Ɔbɛwo ɔbabarima na woato ne din Yesu; ase ne Agyenkwa, efisɛ, ɔno na obegye ne nkurɔfo nkwa afi wɔn bɔne mu.” 22 Eyi nyinaa baa mu de hyɛɛ nea odiyifo no kae no ma se:

23 ”Ɔbaabun bi benyinsɛn na wawo ɔbabarima, na wɔato ne din, Immanuel,” a ase ne sɛ, “Onyankopɔn ne yɛn wɔ hɔ.” 24 Bere a Yosef nyanee no, ɔyɛɛ sɛnea ɔbɔfo no hyɛɛ no sɛ ɔnyɛ no. Enti ɔkɔfaa ne yere Maria baa ne nkyɛn. 25 Yosef ne Maria anhyia da kosii sɛ Maria woo ɔbabarima maa Yosef too ne din “Yesu”.

The Message

Matthew 1

1The family tree of Jesus Christ, David’s son, Abraham’s son:

2-6 Abraham had Isaac,
Isaac had Jacob,
Jacob had Judah and his brothers,
Judah had Perez and Zerah (the mother was Tamar),
Perez had Hezron,
Hezron had Aram,
Aram had Amminadab,
Amminadab had Nahshon,
Nahshon had Salmon,
Salmon had Boaz (his mother was Rahab),
Boaz had Obed (Ruth was the mother),
Obed had Jesse,
Jesse had David,
    and David became king.

6-11 David had Solomon (Uriah’s wife was the mother),
Solomon had Rehoboam,
Rehoboam had Abijah,
Abijah had Asa,
Asa had Jehoshaphat,
Jehoshaphat had Joram,
Joram had Uzziah,
Uzziah had Jotham,
Jotham had Ahaz,
Ahaz had Hezekiah,
Hezekiah had Manasseh,
Manasseh had Amon,
Amon had Josiah,
Josiah had Jehoiachin and his brothers,
    and then the people were taken into the Babylonian exile.

12-16 When the Babylonian exile ended,

Jeconiah had Shealtiel,
Shealtiel had Zerubbabel,
Zerubbabel had Abiud,
Abiud had Eliakim,
Eliakim had Azor,
Azor had Zadok,
Zadok had Achim,
Achim had Eliud,
Eliud had Eleazar,
Eleazar had Matthan,
Matthan had Jacob,
Jacob had Joseph, Mary’s husband,
    the Mary who gave birth to Jesus,
    the Jesus who was called Christ.

17 There were fourteen generations from Abraham to David,
    another fourteen from David to the Babylonian exile,
    and yet another fourteen from the Babylonian exile to Christ.

The Birth of Jesus

18-19 The birth of Jesus took place like this. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. Before they came to the marriage bed, Joseph discovered she was pregnant. (It was by the Holy Spirit, but he didn’t know that.) Joseph, chagrined but noble, determined to take care of things quietly so Mary would not be disgraced.

20-23 While he was trying to figure a way out, he had a dream. God’s angel spoke in the dream: “Joseph, son of David, don’t hesitate to get married. Mary’s pregnancy is Spirit-conceived. God’s Holy Spirit has made her pregnant. She will bring a son to birth, and when she does, you, Joseph, will name him Jesus—‘God saves’—because he will save his people from their sins.” This would bring the prophet’s embryonic sermon to full term:

Watch for this—a virgin will get pregnant and bear a son;
They will name him Immanuel (Hebrew for “God is with us”).

24-25 Then Joseph woke up. He did exactly what God’s angel commanded in the dream: He married Mary. But he did not consummate the marriage until she had the baby. He named the baby Jesus.