Nkwa Asem

Romafo 1

1Me nnamfonom a mowɔ Roma, saa nhoma yi fi me Yesu Kristo somfo Paulo a wɔayi me sɛ ɔsɛnkafo a wɔasoma me sɛ menkɔka Onyankopɔn Asɛmpa no nkyɛn.

Saa Asɛmpa yi ka no, Onyankopɔn adiyifo hyɛɛ ho nkɔm wɔ apam dedaw no mu.

Saa bɔhyɛ yi fa ne Ba Yesu Kristo a ɔyɛ yɛn Awurade a ɔba ma wɔwoo no sɛ akokoaa too ɔhene Dawid abusua mu no ho. Wɔnam Onyame a wɔnam no so nyanee no no so da ne nyameyɛ adi sɛ Onyankopɔn Ba.

Ɛnam Kristo so nti na Onyankopɔn ma meyɛɛ ɔsomafo maa Kristo sɛnea ɛbɛma nnipa a wɔwɔ aman nyinaa so begye adi na wɔadi so.

Mo a mowɔ Roma a Onyankopɔn afrɛ mo sɛ mommɛyɛ Kristo akyidifo no nso, moka ho bi. Ɛno nti, merekyerɛw mo a mowɔ Roma nyinaa a Onyankopɔn dɔ mo na wafrɛ mo sɛ mommɛyɛ n’akyidifo no: Ɔdom ne asomdwoe a efi yɛn agya Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu nka mo.

Aseda mpae

Ansa na mɛka biribiara no, menam Yesu Kristo so da me Nyankopɔn ase ma mo nyinaa, efisɛ, mo gyidi a mowɔ no adu wiase mmaa nyinaa. Onyankopɔn a mede me koma nyinaa som no, na menam Asɛmpa a menam ne Ba so ka no nim sɛ, nea meka no yɛ nokware. Onyankopɔn nim sɛ mekae no daa.

10 Bere biara a mebɔ mpae no, mesrɛ Awurade sɛ ɔmmoa mma mintumi mmɛsra mo mprempren. 11 Efisɛ, mepere mehwehwɛ sɛ, mehu mo na maboa mo ama moanya Onyankopɔn honhom mu nhyira na ahyɛ mo den. 12 Nea mekyerɛ ne sɛ, me ne mo nyinaa benya honhom mu ahoɔden bere koro mu a mo de gyina me gyidi a mewɔ no so na me nso me de gyina mo gyidi a mowɔ no so no.

13 Me nuanom, monkae sɛ bere biara a mɛyɛ m’adwene sɛ merebɛsra mo no, na biribi abɛbɔ mu. Mepɛ sɛ mesakra nnipa adwene wɔ mo mu sɛnea mayɛ wɔ Amanamanmufo mu no. 14 Mo ne obiara, wɔn a wɔn ani atew ne wɔn a wɔn ani ntewee, wɔn a wɔasua ade ne wɔn a wonsuaa ade nyinaa ho asɛm yɛ m’asodi. 15 Ɛno nti, mede m’ahoɔden a mewɔ nyinaa aboa me ho sɛ mɛba mo nkyɛn wɔ Roma abɛka Onyankopɔn Asɛmpa no makyerɛ mo.

16 Ɛyɛ Onyankopɔn tumi sɛ ogye wɔn a wogye no di no nkwa; wɔn a wodi kan no ne Yudafo ɛne Amanamanmufo no nso. 17 Saa Asɛmpa yi kyerɛ yɛn sɛ, Onyankopɔn asiesie yɛn ama ɔsorokɔ. Asiesie yɛn pɛ wɔ Onyankopɔn anim sɛ yɛde yɛn gyidi hyɛ Kristo mu sɛ ɔno ne yɛn nkwagyefo no. Esiane gyidi nti, efi mfitiase kosi awiei no, biribiara awie pɛyɛ. Sɛnea Kyerɛwsɛm no ka no, “Sɛ obi benya nkwa a, na egyina to a ɔde ne ho bɛto Onyankopɔn so” no.

18 Onyankopɔn da n’abufuw adi fi soro de tia nnebɔneyɛfo nyinaa ne nnipa a wɔde nokware no hintaw afoforo no. 19 Onyankopɔn ho nokwasɛm no da adi wɔ wɔn mu; Onyankopɔn de ne ho nimdeɛ ahyɛ wɔn koma mu. 20 Efi bere a Onyankopɔn bɔɔ wiase no, ne tumi a ɛwɔ hɔ daa no ne ne nyamesu no ada adi. Nnipa nam Onyankopɔn abɔde so tumi hu saa nneɛma yi, enti wonni anoyi biara.

21 Wonim Onyankopɔn nanso wɔmfa ne nidi a ɛfata no no mma no na wɔnna no ase nso. Ayɛ saa ma wɔn adwene mu nnɔ na esum aduru mu. 22 Wɔka se wɔyɛ anyansafo nanso wɔyɛ nkwaseafo. 23 Ɛsɛ sɛ wɔsom Onyankopɔn nuonyamfo a ɔte hɔ daa no, wɔfaa nnua ne abo yɛɛ ahoni te sɛ nnomaa, mmoadoma, awɔ ne nnipa som wɔn.

24 Ɛno nti, Onyankopɔn ama wɔn ho kwan sɛ, wɔnyɛ afide a efi wɔn koma mu na afei, wɔne wɔn ho wɔn ho yɛ aniwude nso. 25 Wɔde Onyankopɔn ho nokwasɛm no sesaa atorosɛm na wɔsom abɔde twaa Ɔbɔadeɛ a daa wɔkamfo no no gyawee. Amen.

26 Esiane saa nti, Onyankopɔn ma wɔyɛɛ aniwude ma mpo na mmea fa wɔn yɔnkonom mmea. 27 Saa ara nso na na mmarima ne mmea nna na mmom, bɔne akɔnnɔ hyɛɛ wɔn ma wɔne wɔn ho wɔn ho dae nam so nyaa akatua a ɛsɛ wɔn.

28 Esiane sɛ nnipa poo Onyankopɔn ho nokware no nti, ɔma wɔfaa wɔn adwemmɔne so yɛɛ nneɛma a ɛnsɛ sɛ wɔyɛ. 29 Amumɔyɛ ahorow nyinaa, bɔne, anibere ne nnebɔne hyɛɛ wɔn ma. Nitan, awudi, akasakasa, nsisi ne ɔbra bɔne nso ka ho. Wodii nseku, 30 kaa nsɛm a ɛmfata faa afoforo ho; wokyii Onyankopɔn; wɔyɛɛ atutupɛ, ahantan ne ahomaso. Na daa wodwen sɛ wɔbɛyɛ bɔne. Wɔantie wɔn awofo asɛm. 31 Na wonni suban; na wonni wɔn bɔhyɛ so; na wonni ayamye ne ahummɔbɔ ma afoforo. 32 Na wonim sɛ Onyankopɔn mmara kyerɛ sɛ nnipa a wɔtena ase saa kwan so no sɛ owu. Nanso ɛnyɛ sɛ wɔn ara yɛɛ saa afide no nko, na mmom, wɔpenee afoforo a wɔyɛɛ saa bɔne koro no ara bi no so.

Amplified Bible

Romans 1

The Gospel Exalted

1Paul, a [a]bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle (special messenger, personally chosen representative), set apart for [preaching] the [b]gospel of God [the good news of salvation], which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the sacred Scriptures— [the good news] regarding His Son, who, as to the flesh [His human nature], was born a descendant of David [to fulfill the covenant promises], and [as to His divine nature] according to the Spirit of holiness was openly designated to be the Son of God with power [in a triumphant and miraculous way] by His resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. It is through Him that we have received grace and [our] apostleship to promote obedience to the faith and make disciples for His name’s sake among all the Gentiles, and you also are among those who are called of Jesus Christ to belong to Him;

[I am writing] to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called to be saints (God’s people) and set apart for a sanctified life, [that is, set apart for God and His purpose]: Grace to you and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith [your trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness] is being proclaimed in all the world. For God, whom I serve with my spirit by preaching the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how continuously I mention you 10 in my prayers; always pleading that somehow, by God’s will, I may now at last come to you. 11 For I long to see you so that I may share with you some spiritual gift, to strengthen and establish you; 12 that is, that we may be mutually encouraged and comforted by each other’s faith, both yours and mine. 13 I do not want you to be unaware, [c]brothers and sisters, that many times I have planned to come to you, (and have been prevented so far) so that I may have some fruit [of my labors] among you, even as I have among the rest of the Gentiles. 14 I have a duty to perform and a debt to pay both to Greeks and to barbarians [the cultured and the uncultured], both to the wise and to the foolish. 15 So, for my part, I am ready and eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome.

16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation [from His wrath and punishment] to everyone who believes [in Christ as Savior], to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed in a way that awakens more faith]. As it is written and forever remains written, “The just and upright shall live by faith.”

Unbelief and Its Consequences

18 For [God does not overlook sin and] the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who in their wickedness suppress and stifle the truth, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them [in their inner consciousness], for God made it evident to them. 20 For ever since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through His workmanship [all His creation, the wonderful things that He has made], so that they [who fail to believe and trust in Him] are without excuse and without defense. 21 For even though [d]they knew God [as the Creator], they did not [e]honor Him as God or give thanks [for His wondrous creation]. On the contrary, they became worthless in their thinking [godless, with pointless reasonings, and silly speculations], and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory and majesty and excellence of the immortal God for [f]an image [worthless idols] in the shape of mortal man and birds and four-footed animals and reptiles.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their own hearts to [sexual] impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them [abandoning them to the degrading power of sin], 25 because [by choice] they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading and vile passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural [a function contrary to nature], 27 and in the same way also the men turned away from the natural function of the woman and were consumed with their desire toward one another, men with men committing shameful acts and in return receiving in their own bodies the inevitable and appropriate penalty for their wrongdoing.

28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God or consider Him worth knowing [as their Creator], God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do things which are improper and repulsive, 29 until they were filled (permeated, saturated) with every kind of unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice and mean-spiritedness. They are gossips [spreading rumors], 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors [of new forms] of evil, disobedient and disrespectful to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful [without pity]. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree and His judgment, that those who do such things deserve death, yet they not only do them, but they even [enthusiastically] approve and tolerate others who practice them.

Notas al pie

  1. Romans 1:1 I.e. a person in bondage. One who belongs to another.
  2. Romans 1:1 In ancient Greece the word translated as “good news” or “gospel” was used to denote, among other things, success in a battle.
  3. Romans 1:13 Lit brethren, includes all born-again believers: men, women, and children.
  4. Romans 1:21 Anyone who attributes the existence of the world to chance or to a different creator is already guilty of deliberately rejecting God, because to deny the true God one must set aside common sense.
  5. Romans 1:21 Lit glorify.
  6. Romans 1:23 Paul’s indictment of idolatry (images) is logical and devastating. He emphasizes that idols are essentially copies of living creatures, whether in human form (as, for example, in ancient Greek myth) or otherwise (as in Egyptian idolatry and metaphysics). These lifeless images are clearly powerless, and even the living creatures which they supposedly represent are either nonexistent hybrids and monsters, or else ordinary creatures on earth who could hardly create so much as a grain of sand.