Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 12:1-20

Onyankopɔn Frɛ Abraham

1Awurade ka kyerɛɛ Abram se, “Fi wʼabusuafo nkyɛn ne wʼasase so kɔ asase a mɛkyerɛ wo no so.

2“Mɛma wo ayɛ ɔman kɛse,

na mehyira wo.

Mɛma wo din atrɛw,

na woayɛ nhyira ama nnipa bebree.

3Mehyira wɔn a wohyira wo,

na obiara a ɔdome wo no, mɛdome no.

Ɛnam wo so na wobehyira

nnipa a wɔwɔ asase so nyinaa.”

4Enti Abram kɔe, sɛnea Awurade Nyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ no no. Na Lot ne no kɔe. Bere a Abram refi Haran asase so akɔ no, na wadi mfe aduɔson anum. 5Na Abram faa ne yere Sarai ne ne nuabarima Haran babarima Lot, nʼagyapade ne nʼasomfo a onyaa wɔn wɔ Haran nyinaa, sii mu kɔɔ Kanaan asase so.

6Wɔfaa asase no so ara kosii baabi a wɔfrɛ hɔ Sekem, koduu odum dua bi a esi baabi a wɔfrɛ hɔ More. Ɛhɔ na wosii wɔn ntamadan. Saa bere no, na Kanaanfo na wɔte asase no so. 7Afei, Awurade Nyankopɔn yii ne ho adi kyerɛɛ Abram ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Mede saa asase yi bɛma wʼaseni.” Enti Abram sii afɔremuka wɔ hɔ, de kaee Awurade Nyankopɔn a ɔdaa ne ho adi kyerɛɛ no no.

8Akyiri no, Abram fii hɔ, de nʼani kyerɛɛ mmepɔw bi a ɛwɔ apuei fam, sii ne ntamadan wɔ hɔ. Na Bet-El da atɔe fam, na Ai nso da apuei fam. Ɛhɔ na osii afɔremuka maa Awurade Nyankopɔn, sɔree no wɔ hɔ.

9Na Abram fii hɔ toaa so de nʼani kyerɛɛ Negeb.

Abram Ne Sarai Kɔ Misraim

10Saa bere no, ɔkɔm kɛse bi sii asase a na Abram te so no so. Enti otu kɔtenaa Misraim12.10 Asuten a ɛdeda Misraim no nti, ɔpɛ dennen no anka no. asase so kakra, efisɛ ɔkɔm a ɛbaa asase no so no, na ano yɛ den yiye. 11Ɔreyɛ adu Misraim asase so no, ɔka kyerɛɛ ne yere Sarai se, “Minim sɛ woyɛ ɔbea a wo ho yɛ fɛ yiye. 12Sɛ Misraimfo no hu wo a, wɔbɛka se, ‘Ne yere ni. Momma yenkum no, na yɛmfa no.’ 13Na sɛ woka sɛ woyɛ me nuabea a, Misraimfo no bɛhwɛ me yiye, efisɛ wɔn ani wɔ wo ho nti wɔrenkum me.”

14Bere a woduu Misraim asase so no, Misraimfo no huu sɛ ɔbea no ho yɛ fɛ yiye. 15Na ɔhene Farao mpanyimfo huu no no, wɔkamfoo nʼahoɔfɛ, kɔbɔɔ no amanneɛ. Enti ɔhene Farao soma ma wɔkɔfaa ɔbea no baa nʼahemfi hɔ. 16Esiane ɔbea no ahoɔfɛ nti, ɔhene Farao hwɛɛ Abram yiye, maa no nguan, anantwi, afurumnini ne afurumbere, nkoa, mfenaa ne yoma.

17Na esiane Abram yere Sarai te a na ɔte Farao ahemfi hɔ no nti, Awurade Nyankopɔn maa ɔyaredɔm baa Farao ne ne fifo so. 18Eyi nti, Farao frɛɛ Abram bisaa no se, “Dɛn na woayɛ me yi? Adɛn nti na woanka ankyerɛ me sɛ ɔbea no yɛ wo yere? 19Adɛn nti na wokae se, ‘Ɔyɛ me nuabea’ na woama maware no? Sɛ saa na ɛte de a, gye wo yere. Wo yere ni! Fa wʼade kɔ!” 20Na Farao hyɛɛ asraafo sɛ wonkogya Abram ne ne yere kwan a wɔn fifo ne wɔn agyapade nyinaa ka ho.

King James Version

Genesis 12:1-20

1Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

4So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. 5And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

6¶ And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.12.6 plain: Heb. plains 7And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him. 8And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD. 9And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.12.9 going…: Heb. in going and journeying

10¶ And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land. 11And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon: 12Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive. 13Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

14¶ And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair. 15The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house. 16And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels. 17And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife. 18And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? 19Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way. 20And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.