Yakob Ne Esau Ka Wɔn Ho Bɔ Mu
1Yakob maa nʼani so na ohuu sɛ Esau ne ne mmarima ahannan a wɔka ne ho no fi akyirikyiri reba. Enti ɔkyekyɛɛ ne mma no mu maa Lea, Rahel ne nʼasomfo baanu no. 2Ɔmaa asomfo no ne wɔn mma dii kan. Lea ne ne mma nso dii hɔ; na Rahel ne ne ba Yosef nso dii akyi. 3Yakob de, odii wɔn anim. Ɔreyɛ abɛn ne nua Esau no, ɔbɔɔ ne mu ase mpɛn ason.
4Esau tuu mmirika kohyiaa Yakob, yɛɛ no atuu. Ɔbam Yakob, few nʼano. Na wɔn baanu nyinaa sui. 5Na Esau maa nʼani so huu mmea no ne mmofra no. Obisaa Yakob se, “Eyinom yɛ hefo.”
Obuae se, “Wɔyɛ mma a Onyankopɔn de wɔn adom me a meyɛ wʼakoa no.”
6Na Yakob asomfo ne wɔn mma twiw bɛn Esau bɛkotow no. 7Saa ara na Lea ne ne mma nso bɛkotow no. Na Yosef ne ne na Rahel nso ba bɛkotow no.
8Esau bisae se, “Nguan ne anantwi ne mmoa bebrebe a wɔsa so reba yi nso ase ne dɛn?”
Yakob buae se, “Me wura, ɛyɛ akyɛde a mede rebrɛ wo, na manya wʼanim anuonyam.”
9Nanso Esau buaa no se, “Me nua, mewɔ saa mmoa yi bebree ma ɛboro so. Enti fa nea wode rebrɛ me yi ka wo de ho.”
10Yakob kae se, “Dabi, sɛ woagye me fɛw so de a, mesrɛ wo, gye akyɛde a mede rebrɛ wo yi. Nokware ni, esiane sɛ wugyee me ɔdɔ so nti, mihuu wʼanim no, na ayɛ me sɛnea mahu Onyankopɔn anim. 11Mesrɛ wo, gye mʼakyɛde a mede rebrɛ wo yi, efisɛ Awurade adom me ama mayɛ ɔdefo.” Esiane sɛ Yakob kɔɔ so srɛɛ no ara sɛ onnye nʼakyɛde no nti, Esau gyei.
12Na Esau kae se, “Ma yɛnkɔ. Yebedi mo anim ne mo akɔ.”
13Nanso Yakob buaa no se, “Me wura ankasa nim sɛ mmofra no bi susua. Ɛsɛ sɛ mehwɛ anantwi ne nguan ne mmoa a wɔawowo no nso ka wɔn brɛoo. Sɛ meka wɔn so da koro pɛ mpo a, wɔn nyinaa bewuwu. 14Enti me wura, di yɛn kan na yɛne nyɛmmoa no bedi wʼakyi nkakrankakra abɛto wo wɔ Seir.”
Yakob Kɔ Sekem
15Enti Esau kae se, “Ɛno de, ma minnyaw me mmarima no bi mma wo.”
Yakob kae se, “Adɛn na woyɛ saa? Me wura, ma minya wʼanim anuonyam kɛkɛ.”
16Enti da no ara, Esau san nʼakyi kɔɔ Seir. 17Nanso Yakob de, ɔkɔɔ Sukot kosisii ne ntamadan, pɛɛ baabi a ne mmoa no nso bɛda, de hɔ yɛɛ nʼatenae. Ɛno nti na wɔfrɛ saa beae hɔ Sukot, a ne nkyerɛase ne Asese no.
18Yakob fii Paddan-Aram no, okoduu Sekem kurow a ɛwɔ Kanaan asase so no mu asomdwoe mu. 19Yakob tɔɔ asase a ɔtenaa so no dwetɛ mpɔw ɔha fii Sekem agya Hamormma nkyɛn. 20Wosii afɔremuka wɔ hɔ, too saa afɔremuka no din El-Elohe-Israel, a ne nkyerɛase ne Onyankopɔn, Israel Nyankopɔn Afɔremuka.
1And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids. 2And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost. 3And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother. 4And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.
5And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant.33.5 with…: Heb. to thee 6Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves. 7And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves. 8And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.33.8 What…: Heb. What is all this band to thee? 9And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself.33.9 keep…: Heb. be that to thee that is thine 10And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me. 11Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.33.11 enough: Heb. all things 12And he said, Let us take our journey, and let us go, and I will go before thee. 13And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die. 14Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir.33.14 according…: Heb. according to the foot of the work, etc., and according to the foot of the children 15And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are with me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.33.15 leave: Heb. set, or, place33.15 What…: Heb. Wherefore is this?
16¶ So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir. 17And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.33.17 Succoth: that is, Booths
18¶ And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan-aram; and pitched his tent before the city.33.18 Shechem: Gr. Sychem 19And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for an hundred pieces of money.33.19 Hamor: Gr. Emmor33.19 pieces…: or, lambs 20And he erected there an altar, and called it El-elohe-Israel.33.20 El-elohe-Israel: that is God the God of Israel