Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 32:1-32

Yakob Yɛ Ahoboa Kohyia Esau

1Yakob nso toaa nʼakwantu no so. Onyankopɔn abɔfo behyiaa no. 2Yakob huu wɔn no, ɔkae se, “Ɛha yɛ Onyankopɔn fi!” Enti ɔtoo saa beae hɔ din “Mahanaim,” a ne nkyerɛase ne Onyankopɔn asase.

3Yakob somaa abɔfo dii nʼanim kɔɔ ne nua Esau nkyɛn wɔ Seir a ɛwɔ Edom asase so. 4Nkra a ɔde maa wɔn ni: “Monka nkyerɛ me wura Esau se, ‘Wʼakoa Yakob se, yɛn wɔfa Laban nkyɛn na makɔtena sɛ ɔhɔho ara de besi nnɛ yi. 5Nnɛ de, mewɔ anantwi ne mfurum, nguan ne mmirekyi, nkoa ne mfenaa bebree. Masoma mʼabɔfo yi aba wo, me wura nkyɛn, sɛ wɔmmɛka nkyerɛ wo se, mereba. Mewɔ anidaso nso sɛ, menya wʼanim anuonyam ama woagye me fɛw so.’ ”

6Asomafo no san baa Yakob nkyɛn no, wɔbɛka kyerɛɛ no se, “Yɛkɔɔ wo nua Esau nkyɛn kɔkaa wo nkra no kyerɛɛ no, na ose ɔreba abehyia wo, na mmarima ahannan na wɔka ne ho reba.”

7Yakob de ehu ne awerɛhow kyekyɛɛ nnipa a ɔne wɔn nam no ne mmoa no mu akuw abien. 8Ɔkaa wɔ ne tirim se, “Sɛ ɛba sɛ Esau ne ne dɔm no ba bɛtow hyɛ kuw baako so a, kuw a ɛto so abien no betumi aguan.”

9Na Yakob bɔɔ Awurade mpae se, “Ao, Awurade Nyankopɔn a mʼagya Abraham ne mʼagya Isak som wo, Awurade a woka kyerɛɛ me se, ‘San kɔ wʼasase so ne wʼabusua mu, na mɛma woayɛ ɔdefo.’ 10Wʼadɔe a wode ayɛ me ne nokware a woadi wʼakoa no mu kakraa bi mpo, mfata me. Da a mifii fie kotwaa Asubɔnten Yordan no, na me pema nko ara na mikurae, nanso nnɛ, me na mikura dɔm ahorow abien yi. 11Mesrɛ wo, gye me fi me nua Esau nsam. Misuro sɛ ɔbɛtow ahyɛ me ne me yerenom ne me mma so. 12Nanso wo na woahyɛ me bɔ se, ‘Nokware mu, mɛma woanya wo ho, na mama wʼase afɛe ayɛ sɛ mpoano nwea a wontumi nkan.’ ”

13Saa da no, ɔdaa hɔ. Na oyii nʼagyapade no bi sɛ akyɛde a ɔde bɛma ne nua Esau. 14Nneɛma no ni: Mmirekyibere ahannu, mpapo aduonu, nguanmmere ahannu, adwennini aduonu. 15Yomabere aduasa ne wɔn mma, anantwibere aduanan, anantwinini du, mfurummmere aduonu, mfurumnini du. 16Ɔkyekyɛɛ mmoa no mu akuwakuw, de maa nʼasomfo a kuw baako biara hyɛ ɔsomfo baako nsa. Ɔka kyerɛɛ nʼasomfo no se, “Munni mʼanim nkɔ, na mmom, momma akwan nneda mmoa akuwakuw no ntam.”

17Yakob san ka kyerɛɛ nʼasomfo a wodi kan no se, “Sɛ me nua Esau hyia mo, na obisa mo se, ‘Hena asomfo ne mo, mufi he na morekɔ he na hena mmoa na mode wɔn nam yi a?’ 18Monka nkyerɛ no se, ‘Mmoa no yɛ wʼakoa Yakob de. Ne nyinaa yɛ akyɛde a ɔde rebrɛ ne wura Esau, na nʼankasa di akyi reba.’ ”

19Saa ara nso na Yakob ka kyerɛɛ nʼasomfo a wɔto so abien, abiɛsa ne wɔn a wodidi so a wɔde mmoa no rekɔ no se, “Sɛ muhyia Esau a, monka saa asɛm koro no ara nkyerɛ no. Monka nka ho se, 20‘Wʼakoa Yakob ankasa di yɛn akyi reba.’ ” Efisɛ na Yakob ayɛ nʼadwene sɛ, “Mede akyɛde ahorow a mede asoma adi kan yi bɛpata no, na sɛ akyiri yi ohu me a, wagye me ato mu.” 21Enti wɔde Yakob akyɛde ahorow no dii kan kɔe. Na ɔno ankasa de, ɔdaa nʼatenae hɔ anadwo no.

Yakob Ne Onyankopɔn Atentam

22Anadwo no ara, Yakob sɔre faa ne yerenom baanu ne ne mfenaa baanu no ne ne mma dubaako no, de wɔn twaa Asubɔnten Yordan wɔ Yabok asutwabea hɔ. 23Ɔde wɔn twaa asubɔnten no wiee no, ɔsan bɛfaa nʼagyapade a aka nyinaa de twaa asu no. 24Enti ɛkaa Yakob nko ara wɔ nʼatenae hɔ. Anadwo no, obi ne no bɛtentamee ara kosii adekyee wɛɛ. 25Bere a ɔbarima a ɔne no tentamee no huu sɛ ɔrentumi nni Yakob so no, ɔbɔɔ Yakob dwonku ma ehuanee. 26Na ɔbarima no ka kyerɛɛ Yakob se, “Ade akye nti, gyaa me ma menkɔ.”

Nanso Yakob buaa no se, “Sɛ woanhyira me a, meremma wo nkɔ.”

27Ɔbarima no bisaa Yakob se, “Wo din de dɛn?”

Obuae se, “Me din de Yakob.”

28Ɔbarima no kae se, “Efi nnɛ, wɔremfrɛ wo Yakob bio, na mmom wɔbɛfrɛ wo Israel. Efisɛ wo ne Onyankopɔn ne nipa atentam, na woadi nkonim.”

29Yakob bisae se, “Mesrɛ wo, wɔfrɛ wo dɛn?”

Ɔbarima no nso bisaa no se, “Adɛn nti na worebisa me din?” Na ohyiraa Yakob wɔ hɔ.

30Ɛmaa Yakob too beae hɔ din Peniel, a ne nkyerɛase ne “Onyankopɔn Anim.” Na ɔkae se, “Mahu Onyankopɔn anikann, nanso meda so te nkwa mu.”

31Yakob refi Penuel no na owia agyina. Esiane ne dwonku a na ahuan no nti, na ɔka ne nan mu. 32Ɛno nti na ebesi nnɛ yi, Israelfo nwe aboa dwonku koraa sɛ nkae ade no; efisɛ saa ntin kɛse a ɛwɔ Yakob dwonku no na ɔbarima a ɔne no tentamee no bɔe, maa dwonku no huanee no.

King James Version

Genesis 32:1-32

1And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. 2And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God’s host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.32.2 Mahanaim: that is, Two hosts, or, camps

3And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.32.3 country: Heb. field 4And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now: 5And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.

6¶ And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him. 7Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands; 8And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.

9¶ And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee: 10I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.32.10 I am not…: Heb. I am less than all 11Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children.32.11 with: Heb. upon 12And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

13¶ And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother; 14Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams, 15Thirty milch camels with their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foals. 16And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove. 17And he commanded the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and whose are these before thee? 18Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob’s; it is a present sent unto my lord Esau: and, behold, also he is behind us. 19And so commanded he the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him. 20And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.32.20 of me: Heb. my face 21So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that night in the company. 22And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok. 23And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.32.23 sent them: Heb. caused to pass

24¶ And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.32.24 breaking…: Heb. ascending of the morning 25And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. 26And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. 27And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. 28And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.32.28 Israel: that is, A prince of God 29And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there. 30And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.32.30 Peniel: that is, The face of God 31And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh. 32Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob’s thigh in the sinew that shrank.