Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 34:1-31

Sekem Gu Dina Ho Fi

1Da koro bi, Lea ne Yakob ba Dina fii adi kɔsraa mmabaa a wɔwɔ wɔn mpɔtam hɔ no. 2Bere a Hewifohene Hamor babarima Sekem huu Dina no, ɔkyeree no kɔtoo no mmonnaa. 3Efi saa bere no, Sekem tuu nʼani sii Yakob ba Dina so. Ɔbɔɔ mmɔden ara sɛ ɔne no bɛkasa ama wapene so, na waware no. 4Ɛno nti, Sekem dii ho nkɔmmɔ kyerɛɛ nʼagya Hamor se, “Mepɛ sɛ meware ababaa yi, enti kɔka ne ho asɛm ma me!”

5Bere a Yakob tee sɛ Sekem akɔkyere ne babea Dina akɔto no mmonnaa no, na ne mmabarima no nyinaa ne wɔn agya anantwi wɔ wuram. Enti Yakob anka hwee kosii sɛ wɔbae.

6Sekem nʼagya Hamor kɔɔ Yakob nkyɛn ne no kodii nkɔmmɔ. 7Yakob mmabarima no tee wɔn nuabea Dina ho asɛm no pɛ, wofii wuram hɔ bae. Wɔn werɛ howee na wɔn bo nso fuw yiye, efisɛ Sekem ayɛ aniwude wɔ Israel. Ɔne Yakob babea dae, na eyi yɛ akyiwade.

8Nanso Hamor ka kyerɛɛ Yakob se, “Me ba Sekem ani gye wo ba Dina ho. Mesrɛ wo, fa no ma no na ɔnware no. 9Mo ne yenni aware. Momfa mo mmabea mma yɛn, na yɛnware wɔn, na yɛn nso, yɛmfa yɛn mmabea mma mo aware. 10Mubetumi ne yɛn atena. Asase yi nyinaa yɛ mo dea. Montena so, nni gua wɔ so, mpɛ mu agyapade.”

11Na Sekem ka kyerɛɛ Dina nʼagya ne ne nuabarimanom no se “Munnye me nto mu. Biribiara a mubegye me no, metua. 12Ɔbea no ti ade ne biribiara a mubegye aka ho no, mommɔ bo biara a mopɛ, na metua. Nea ehia me ara ne sɛ, mode ababaa no bɛma me aware.”

13Esiane sɛ na Sekem agu wɔn nuabea Dina ho fi no nti, mmuae a wɔmaa Sekem ne nʼagya Hamor no anyɛ nokware. Na mmom, na wɔwɔ adwene foforo bi wɔ akyi. 14Yakob mmabarima no ka kyerɛɛ Sekem ne nʼagya Hamor se, “Yɛrentumi mfa yɛn nuabea mma ɔbarima a ontwaa twetia aware. Sɛ yɛyɛ saa a, na yɛagu yɛn ho anim ase. 15Ansa na yɛde yɛn nuabea bɛma wo aware no, gye sɛ woatwitwa wo mmarima nyinaa twetia te sɛ yɛn. 16Sɛ moyɛ saa de a, yɛne mo bedi aware. Mobɛware yɛn mmea, na yɛn nso, yɛaware mo mmea. Yɛne mo bɛtena fɛfɛɛfɛ sɛ nnipa baako. 17Sɛ moampene so amma wɔantwitwa mo twetia de a, yebegye yɛn nuabea de no akɔ.”

18Asɛm a wɔkae no tɔɔ Hamor ne ne ba Sekem asom. 19Sekem a na ɔyɛ aberante a odi mu wɔ nʼagya mma nyinaa mu no antwentwɛn ne nan ase koraa. Okotwaa twetia no, sɛnea Yakob mma no kae no, efisɛ na ɔpɛ Yakob babea no yiye. 20Enti Hamor ne ne ba Sekem kɔbɔɔ gua wɔ kurow no pon ano ne ɛhɔ mmarima kɔkasae se, 21“Yakob ne ne mma yi ne yɛn te yiye. Mompene so na wɔne yɛn ntena yɛn asase yi so, na yenni gua. Efisɛ yɛn asase yi so a yɛne wɔn bɛsen so. Yebetumi aware wɔn mmabea, na wɔn nso betumi aware yɛn de. 22Nanso ansa na wɔn mmarima no bɛpene so ne yɛn atena sɛ nnipa koro no, gye sɛ yɛn mmarima nyinaa twitwa twetia, sɛnea wɔn nso wɔatwitwa twetia no. 23Sɛ ɛba saa a, wɔn mmoa, wɔn agyapade ne wɔn mmoa ahorow a ɛkeka ho no nyinaa remmɛyɛ yɛn de ana? Enti momma yɛmpene so mma wɔn, na yɛne wɔn ntena.”

24Mmarima a wokohyiaa Hamor ne ne ba Sekem wɔ kurow no pon ano no nyinaa ne wɔn yɛɛ adwene maa mmarima a wɔwɔ kurom hɔ nyinaa twitwaa twetia.

Dina So Aweretɔ

25Nnansa akyi a na twetiatwa no nti, kurom hɔ mmarima no nyinaa deda hɔ a wogye wɔn ho a ennye no, Yakob mmabarima baanu Simeon ne Lewi a wɔyɛ Dina nuabarimanom no faa wɔn mpeaw. Wɔkɔtow hyɛɛ kurow no so bere a wɔn ani nna wɔn ho so, kunkum mmarima a wɔwɔ kurom hɔ nyinaa. 26Wɔde peaw kum Hamor ne ne ba Sekem, na wɔfaa wɔn nuabea Dina fii Sekem fi de no kɔɔ wɔn nkyɛn. 27Yakob mmabarima a wɔaka no nso tow hyɛɛ kurow no so. Wotiatiaa nnipa a wɔawuwu no so, fom kurow no mu nneɛma nyinaa pasaa, efisɛ ɛhɔ na Sekem guu wɔn nuabea Dina ho fi. 28Wɔfom wɔn mmoa, wɔn anantwi, wɔn nguan, wɔn mfurum ne wɔn agyapade biara a ɛwɔ kurow no mu ne nea ɛwɔ wuram nyinaa. 29Wɔfaa wɔn ahode, wɔn yerenom ne wɔn mmea, fom wɔn afi mu nneɛma nyinaa.

30Na Yakob ka kyerɛɛ Simeon ne Lewi se, “Mode ɔhaw abɛto me so, ama nnɛ me ho koraa abɔn Perisifo ne Kanaanfo a mete wɔn asase so yi. Yɛnnɔɔso. Sɛ wɔka wɔn ho bo mu bɛtow hyɛ yɛn so a, wɔbɛhyew me ne mʼasefo nyinaa.”

31Na wobuaa wɔn agya se, “Enti anka yɛntena hɔ nhwɛ na ɔnyɛ yɛn nuabea sɛ oguamanfo ana?”

King James Version

Genesis 34:1-31

1And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. 2And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.34.2 defiled…: Heb. humbled her 3And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.34.3 kindly…: Heb. to the heart of the damsel 4And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife. 5And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they were come.

6¶ And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with him. 7And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob’s daughter; which thing ought not to be done. 8And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife. 9And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you. 10And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein. 11And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give. 12Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife. 13And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister: 14And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us: 15But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised; 16Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people. 17But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.

18And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor’s son. 19And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob’s daughter: and he was more honourable than all the house of his father.

20¶ And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying, 21These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold, it is large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters. 22Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised. 23Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us. 24And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.

25¶ And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males. 26And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem’s house, and went out.34.26 edge: Heb. mouth 27The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister. 28They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field, 29And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house. 30And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house. 31And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?