Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 30:1-43

1Bere a Rahel huu sɛ ɔne Yakob nwo no, nʼani beree ne nuabea no. Enti ɔka kyerɛɛ Yakob se, “Sɛ wo ne me anwo mma a, mewu!”

2Yakob bo fuw Rahel ma ɔkae se, “Meyɛ Onyankopɔn? Ɔno na wasiw wo yafunu ano.”

3Na Rahel ka kyerɛɛ Yakob se, “Mʼafenaa Bilha ni, wo ne no nkɔda, na ɔnwo mma me, na ɛnam ne so ama me nso manya abusua.”

4Enti Rahel de nʼabaawa Bilha maa Yakob waree. Yakob ne no dae. 5Onyinsɛn woo ɔbabarima maa Yakob. 6Na Rahel kae se, “Onyankopɔn adi mʼasɛm ama me. Wate mʼadesrɛ ama me ɔbabarima.” Ne saa nti, ɔtoo no din Dan a ne nkyerɛase ne, “Onyankopɔn adi mʼasɛm ama me.”

7Rahel afenaa Bilha nyinsɛnee bio, woo ɔbabarima a ɔto so abien maa Yakob. 8Na Rahel kae se, “Me ne me nua Lea adi yɛn ho aperepere na madi nkonim.” Ɛno nti, ɔtoo abofra no din Naftali a ne nkyerɛase ne, “Mʼakodi.”

9Bere a Lea huu sɛ nʼawo atew kɔ no, ɔno nso de nʼafenaa Silpa maa Yakob waree. 10Lea afenaa Silpa woo ɔbabarima maa Yakob. 11Na Lea kae se, “Akraye bɛn ni!” Enti ɔtoo abofra no din Gad a ne nkyerɛase ne, “Asi me yiye.”

12Lea afenaa Silpa woo ɔbabarima a ɔto so abien maa Yakob. 13Na Lea kae se, “Mʼani agye! Afei de, mmea no bɛfrɛ me anigye.” Enti, ɔtoo no din Aser a ne nkyerɛase ne “Anigye.”

14Awitwabere mu da bi, Ruben kɔɔ afum kohuu afifide bi a wɔfrɛ no dudaim. Ɔde bi brɛɛ ne na Lea. Rahel ka kyerɛɛ Lea se, “Mesrɛ wo, ma me wo ba no dudaim30.14 dudaim: Eyi ne sɛnea wɔfrɛ dua no wɔ Hebri kasa mu. no bi.”

15Nanso Lea de abufuw buae se, “Woabegye me kunu akyi no, woresan abegye me ba dudaim a ɔde abrɛ me no bi apaa so?”

Na Rahel de awerɛhow kae se, “Eye, ɛno de, Yakob mmɛda wo nkyɛn nnɛ anadwo yi, na ma me dudaim no bi.”

16Enti da no anwummere a Yakob fi afum reba no, Lea kohyiaa no, ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Ɛsɛ sɛ wobɛda me nkyɛn anadwo yi, efisɛ mede me ba dudaim atɔ wo.” Enti Yakob kɔdaa Lea nkyɛn anadwo no.

17Onyankopɔn tiee Lea mpaebɔ, na onyinsɛn woo ɔbabarima a ɔto so anum maa Yakob. 18Na Lea kae se, “Mede mʼafenaa Silpa maa me kunu Yakob no, Onyankopɔn adom me.” Enti wɔtoo abofra no din Isakar a nkyerɛase ne “Akyɛde.”

19Lea san nyinsɛnee bio, na ɔwoo ne babarima a ɔto so asia maa Yakob. 20Enti Lea kae se, “Onyankopɔn ama me akyɛde a ɛsom bo yiye. Afei de, manya me kunu anim anuonyam. Ɔde obu ne nidi bɛma me, efisɛ mawo mmabarima baasia ama no. Enti ɔtoo abarimaa no din Sebulon a ne nkyerɛase ne Anuonyam.”

21Akyiri no, Lea woo ɔbabea too no din Dina.

22Afei, Onyankopɔn kaee Rahel, tiee ne mpaebɔ, buee nʼawotwaa ano. 23Rahel nyinsɛn woo ɔbabarima, na ɔkae se, “Afei de, Onyankopɔn apepa mʼanimguase ama me nso mawo ɔba.” 24Rahel too ne ba no din Yosef a ne nkyerɛase ne “Awurade mfa ɔbabarima baako nka me ho.”

Yakob Ahonya

25Rahel woo Yosef no, ankyɛ na da koro bi, Yakob ka kyerɛɛ Laban se, “Mepɛ sɛ mesan kɔ mʼankasa mʼasase so ne me fi, enti mesrɛ wo, gya me kwan na menkɔ. 26Fa me yerenom ne me mma a wɔn nti mebɛsom wo no ka ho. Wʼankasa ara wunim ɔsom pa a masom wo.”

27Laban buae se, “Mesrɛ wo, nkɔ nnya me. Makɔ abisa ahu sɛ, nhyira dodow a manya yi nyinaa fi te a wote me nkyɛn yi.” 28Laban ka kaa ho se, “Kyerɛ me akatua biara a wubegye, na metua.”

29Yakob buaa Laban se, “Wʼankasa wunim som a masom wo, ne sɛnea mahwɛ wʼanantwi ne wo nguan ama wɔn ase afɛe afa. 30Wʼahode kakra a na wowɔ bere a mebae no, nnɛ, adɔɔso abu so. Biribiara a meyɛ maa wo no nso, Awurade ahyira so. Na me nso, bere bɛn na metumi apɛ biribi de agyaw mʼabusuafo?”

31Laban bisaa Yakob se, “Akatua ahe na memfa mma wo?”

Yakob nso buae se, “Mma me hwee, na mmom, sɛ wobɛyɛ mʼabisade baako pɛ yi ama me de a, mɛkɔ so ayɛn wo mmoa no. 32Nnɛ, ma menkɔhwehwɛ wo mmoa no nyinaa mu, na minnyi oguan biara a ne ho yɛ ntokontrama, oguan ba biara a ɔyɛ tuntum ne abirekyi biara a ɔyɛ ntokontrama. Eyinom na ɛbɛyɛ mʼakatua. 33Eyi bɛma me nokwaredi adi me adanse, bere biara a wobɛhwehwɛ akatua a wode ama me no mu no. Sɛ wuhu abirekyi biara a ɔnyɛ ntokontrama anaa oguan biara a nʼahosu mmiri wɔ me mmoa no mu a, na ɛkyerɛ sɛ mawia wɔn afi wo de mu.”

34Laban buaa Yakob se, “Eye, yɛ no sɛnea woaka no.” 35Da no ara, Laban yiyii adwennini a wɔyɛ ntokontrama no nyinaa ne nguanbere a wɔyɛ ntokontrama no nso; mmoa no mu biara a fufu wɔ ne ho ne oguan ba biara a ɔyɛ tuntum no, ɔde wɔn kɔmaa ne mmabarima. 36Na Laban mma no faa mmoa no de wɔn twaa nnansa kwan, fii baabi a na Yakob wɔ hɔ. Saa bere no mu no, Yakob tenaa hɔ, hwɛɛ Laban nguan no.

37Na Yakob faa saa nnua yi: ɔsɛsɛ, odwen ne ɔfo mman amono, yiyii ho akamakam ma ɛkɔtoo dua kwatii no. 38Afei, ɔde mman amono a wayiyi ho no nyinaa guguu mmoa no adidi nnaka mu, sɛnea ɛba sɛ, mmoa no ba sɛ wɔrebɛnom nsu no bi a, wobehu. Saa bere no na anini no foro abere no. 39Enti sɛ mmoa no hyia mu wɔ dua mman ntokontrama no ho, na wonyinsɛn na wɔwowo a, wɔn mma no ho yɛ ntokontrama. 40Ɔnam saa kwan yi so yii Laban nguankuw no mu abere no guu faako ma ɛkaa anini no. Na ɔmaa wɔne Yakob nguan a wɔyɛ tuntum no hyiaa mu. Saa ɔkwan yi so na ɔfa tew nʼankasa ne nguankuw fii Laban de ho. 41Edu bere a nguanbere a wɔwɔ ahoɔden no pɛ sɛ wohyia adwennini no a, Yakob de mman a wayiyi ho akamakam no gu wɔn anim. 42Nanso wanyɛ nguan abere a wɔyɛ mmerɛw no saa. Enti nguantenmma a wonni ahoɔden no bɛyɛɛ Laban dea, na wɔn a wɔwɔ ahoɔden no nso bɛyɛɛ Yakob dea. 43Ɛnam eyi so maa Yakob nyaa ne ho tam. Onyaa mmoa, mfenaa, nkoa, yoma ne mfurum bebree.

King James Version

Genesis 30:1-43

1And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die. 2And Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God’s stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb? 3And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her.30.3 have…: Heb. be built by her 4And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her. 5And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son. 6And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.30.6 Dan: that is, Judging 7And Bilhah Rachel’s maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son. 8And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.30.8 great…: Heb. wrestlings of God30.8 Naphtali: that is, My wrestling: Gr. Nephthalim 9When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife. 10And Zilpah Leah’s maid bare Jacob a son. 11And Leah said, A troop cometh: and she called his name Gad.30.11 Gad: that is, A troop, or, company 12And Zilpah Leah’s maid bare Jacob a second son. 13And Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed: and she called his name Asher.30.13 Happy…: Heb. In my happiness30.13 Asher: that is, Happy

14¶ And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son’s mandrakes. 15And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son’s mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to night for thy son’s mandrakes. 16And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with my son’s mandrakes. And he lay with her that night. 17And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son. 18And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.30.18 Issachar: that is, An hire 19And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son. 20And Leah said, God hath endued me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun.30.20 Zebulun: that is, Dwelling: Gr. Zabulon 21And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.30.21 Dinah: that is Judgment

22¶ And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. 23And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach: 24And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son.30.24 Joseph: that is, Adding

25¶ And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country. 26Give me my wives and my children, for whom I have served thee, and let me go: for thou knowest my service which I have done thee. 27And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake. 28And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it. 29And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me. 30For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?30.30 increased: Heb. broken forth30.30 since…: Heb. at my foot 31And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock: 32I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire. 33So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.30.33 in time…: Heb. to morrow 34And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word. 35And he removed that day the he goats that were ringstraked and spotted, and all the she goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had some white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons. 36And he set three days’ journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban’s flocks.

37¶ And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods. 38And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink. 39And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted. 40And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock of Laban; and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not unto Laban’s cattle. 41And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods. 42But when the cattle were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban’s, and the stronger Jacob’s. 43And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.