Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 25:1-34

Abraham Ware Ketura

1Abraham waree ɔbea foforo bi a ne din de Ketura. 2Abraham ne Ketura woo saa mma a wɔn din didi so yi: Simran, Yoksan, Medan, Midian, Yisbak ne Sua. 3Yoksan woo Seba ne Dedan. Dedan asefo ne Asurfo, Letusfo ne Leumfo. 4Midian woo Efa, Efer, Henok, Abida ne Eldaa. Eyinom nyinaa yɛ Ketura asefo.

5Abraham de nʼagyapade nyinaa maa Isak. 6Nanso bere a ɔte ase no, ɔmaa ne mpenamma akyɛde, na oyii wɔn fii ne babarima Isak nkyɛn ma wɔkɔɔ apuei fam asase bi so.

Abraham Wu

7Abraham nkwanna nyinaa kosii mfe ɔha aduɔson anum. 8Abraham nyin bɔɔ akwakoraa posoposo ansa na ɔrewu akɔka ne mpanyimfo ho. 9Ne mmabarima Isak ne Ismael siee no wɔ Makpela boda a ɛwɔ Efron no mu. Na ɛhɔ yɛ Hetini Sohar babarima no afuw a ɛwɔ Mamrɛ apuei fam. 10Eyi ne asase a Abraham tɔ fii Hetifo nkyɛn no. Ɛhɔ na wosiee Abraham ne ne yere Sara. 11Abraham wu akyi no, Onyankopɔn hyiraa ne ba Isak a na saa bere no ɔte Beer-Lahai-Roi abura no ho no.

Ismael Asefo

12Eyi ne Abraham babarima Ismael a Sara afenaa Hagar a ɔyɛ Misraimni no woo no maa Abraham no asefo ho asɛm.

13Wɔn a wodidi so yi yɛ Ismael mmabarima a wɔabobɔ wɔn din fi mpanyin mu no.

Na Nebaiot yɛ Ismael abakan.

Wɔn a wodidi so yi nso yɛ Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,

14Misma, Duma, Masa,

15Hadad, Tema, Yetur,

Nafis ne Kedema.

16Saa din a wɔabobɔ yi yɛ Ismael mmabarima no. Saa din yi na ɛdeda mmusuakuw dumien ne wɔn atenae so.

17Ismael dii mfirihyia ɔha aduasa ason ansa na ɔrewu. Owu ma wosiee no wɔ ne nkurɔfo mu. 18Ismael asefo yi tenatenaa nsase a efi Hawila kosi Sur a ɛbɛn Misraim pɛɛ wɔ Asiria ntentenso. Daa na akokoakoko wɔ mmusuakuw yi ntam.

Esau Ne Yakob

19Abraham babarima Isak ne nʼasefo ho asɛm ni.

Abraham woo Isak. 20Isak dii mfirihyia aduanan no, ɔwaree Rebeka a ɔyɛ Aramni Betuel a ofi Paddan-Aram no babea. Rebeka yɛ Aramni Laban nuabea.

21Isak waree Rebeka mfe bebree a na wɔnwo. Enti Isak bɔɔ Awurade mpae, srɛɛ ɔba maa ne yere. Akyiri no, Awurade tiee ne mpaebɔ, maa ne yere Rebeka nyinsɛnee. 22Bere a Rebeka nyinsɛnee no, ɛtɔ da a, na mmofra no di aperepere wɔ ne yafunu mu. Sɛ ɛba saa a, obisa ne ho se, “Dɛn na ɛreyɛ me yi?” Afei, ɔbɔɔ mpae bisaa Awurade nea ɛkyerɛ.

23Awurade buaa no se,

“Aman abien na wɔwɔ wo yafunu mu.

Wɔbɛtetew nnipa baanu a wɔwɔ wo yafunu mu no mu.

Mmofra baanu no, ɔbaako asefo bɛyɛ ahoɔdenfo asen ne nua a ɔka ne ho no asefo.

Na ɔpanyin no bɛsom akumaa no.”

24Rebeka awo duu so no, ɔwoo ntaten. 25Na nea odii kan bae no yɛ ɔkɔkɔɔ a ne ho nwi yɛ kuhaa te sɛ nea ɔhyɛ nwi atade. Enti wɔtoo no din Esau. 26Eyi akyi no, ne nua no bae a na ne nsa kura Esau nantin; enti wɔtoo ne din Yakob. Rebeka woo wɔn no, na Isak adi mfe aduosia.

27Mmofra no nyin no, Esau bɛyɛɛ ɔbɔmmɔfo a ɔtow a, ɔmfom. Na ɔyɛ ha fa wuram baabiara. Yakob nso bɛyɛɛ obi a ɔyɛ komm a ɔmpɛ ne ho asɛm. Na bere biara, ɔpɛ sɛ ɔtena fie. 28Na Isak pɛ Esau asɛm yiye, efisɛ na bere biara ɔkɔyɛ ha de hanam a Isak pɛ ba fie. Nanso na Rebeka de, ɔpɛ Yakob asɛm.

Esau Tɔn Ne Panyin

29Da bi a Esau fi wuram bae a na ɔkɔm de no yiye no, ɔbɛtoo sɛ ne nua kumaa Yakob nso renoa aduan bi a ani yɛ kɔkɔɔ na ɛyɛ akɔnnɔ nso. 30Ɔka kyerɛɛ Yakob se, “Mesrɛ wo, ma me wʼaduan a woanoa yi bi nni!” Ɛno nti na wɔfrɛ Esau sɛ Edom, a nkyerɛase ne ade kɔkɔɔ.

31Yakob buae se, “Tɔn wo panyin no ma me ansa.”

32Esau kae se, “Ɔkɔm rekum me, na mede panyin reyɛ dɛn?”

33Yakob buaa Esau se, “Mate, ka ntam kyerɛ me wɔ Onyankopɔn anim sɛ, panyin no yɛ me dea.” Esau kaa ntam no de tɔn ne panyin no maa ne nua kumaa Yakob.

34Enti Yakob maa Esau aduan no bi ma odii. Ɔnom nsu guu so, sɔre kɔɔ ne kwan.

Eyi ne ɔkwan a Esau faa so tɔn ne panyin no.

New International Reader’s Version

Genesis 25:1-34

Abraham Dies

1Abraham had married another woman. Her name was Keturah. 2She had Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah by Abraham. 3Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan. The children of Dedan were the Ashurites, the Letushites and the Leummites. 4The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanok, Abida and Eldaah. All of them were members of Keturah’s family line.

5Abraham left everything he owned to Isaac. 6But while he was still living, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines. Then he sent them away from his son Isaac. He sent them to the land of the east.

7Abraham lived a total of 175 years. 8He took his last breath and died when he was very old. He had lived a very long time. Then he joined the members of his family who had already died. 9Abraham’s sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him. They put his body in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre. It was in the field of Ephron, the son of Zohar the Hittite. 10Abraham had bought the field from the Hittites. He was buried there with his wife Sarah. 11After Abraham died, God blessed his son Isaac. At that time Isaac was living near Beer Lahai Roi.

The Sons of Ishmael

12Here is the story of the family line of Abraham’s son Ishmael. Hagar gave birth to Ishmael by Abraham. Hagar was Sarah’s slave from Egypt.

13Here are the names of the sons of Ishmael. They are listed in the order they were born.

Nebaioth was Ishmael’s oldest son.

Then came Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,

14Mishma, Dumah, Massa,

15Hadad, Tema, Jetur,

Naphish and Kedemah.

16All of them were Ishmael’s sons. They were rulers of 12 tribes. They all lived in their own settlements and camps.

17Ishmael lived a total of 137 years. Then he took his last breath and died. He joined the members of his family who had already died. 18His children settled in the area between Havilah and Shur. It was near the eastern border of Egypt, as you go toward Ashur. Ishmael’s children weren’t friendly toward any of the tribes related to them.

Jacob and Esau

19Here is the story of the family line of Abraham’s son Isaac.

Abraham was the father of Isaac. 20Isaac was 40 years old when he married Rebekah. She was the daughter of Bethuel, the Aramean from Paddan Aram. She was also the sister of Laban, the Aramean.

21Rebekah couldn’t have children. So Isaac prayed to the Lord for her. And the Lord answered his prayer. His wife Rebekah became pregnant. 22The babies struggled with each other inside her. She said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to ask the Lord what she should do.

23The Lord said to her,

“Two nations are in your body.

Two tribes that are now inside you will be separated.

One nation will be stronger than the other.

The older son will serve the younger one.”

24The time came for Rebekah to have her babies. There were twin boys in her body. 25The first one to come out was red. His whole body was covered with hair. So they named him Esau. 26Then his brother came out. His hand was holding onto Esau’s heel. So he was named Jacob. Isaac was 60 years old when Rebekah had them.

27The boys grew up. Esau became a skillful hunter. He liked the open country. But Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents. 28Isaac liked the meat of wild animals. So Esau was his favorite son. But Rebekah’s favorite was Jacob.

29One day Jacob was cooking some stew. Esau came in from the open country. He was very hungry. 30He said to Jacob, “Quick! I’m very hungry! Let me have some of that red stew!” That’s why he was also named Edom.

31Jacob replied, “First sell me the rights that belong to you as the oldest son in the family.”

32“Look, I’m dying of hunger,” Esau said. “What good are those rights to me?”

33But Jacob said, “First promise to sell me your rights.” So Esau promised to do it. He sold Jacob all the rights that belonged to him as the oldest son.

34Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. Esau ate and drank. Then he got up and left.

So Esau didn’t value the rights that belonged to him as the oldest son.