Adiyisɛm 21 – AKCB & NIRV

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Adiyisɛm 21:1-27

Ɔsoro Foforo Ne Asase Foforo

1Afei mihuu ɔsoro foforo ne asase foforo, na kan ɔsoro ne kan asase no atwa mu, na po nso nni hɔ bio. 2Na mihuu Kurow Kronkron a ɛyɛ Yerusalem foforo sɛ efi Onyankopɔn hɔ wɔ ɔsoro reba fam, a wasiesie ne ho te sɛ ayeforo a ɔrekohyia ne kunu. 3Metee nne dennen bi fi ahengua no so se, “Afei, Onyankopɔn atenae wɔ nnipa mu. Ɔne wɔn bɛtena na wɔayɛ ne nkurɔfo. Onyankopɔn no ankasa ne wɔn bɛtena na wayɛ wɔn Nyankopɔn. 4Na ɔbɛpepa wɔn aniwa mu nusu nyinaa. Na owu nni hɔ bio, na awerɛhow ne osu ne yaw nni hɔ bio. Na kan nneɛma no atwa mu.”

5Afei nea ɔte ahengua no so no kae se, “Afei mereyɛ nneɛma nyinaa foforo!” Ɔka kyerɛɛ me nso se, “Kyerɛw eyi, efisɛ saa nsɛm yi yɛ nokware a wɔde wɔn ho to so.”

6Na ɔka kyerɛɛ me se, “Wɔawie! Me ne Alfa ne Omega, Mfiase ne Awiei no. Obiara a osukɔm de no no, mɛma no nsu a efi nkwa asuti mu anom kwa. 7Obiara a obedi nkonim no benya eyi afi me nkyɛn. Mɛyɛ ne Nyankopɔn na ɔno nso ayɛ me ba. 8Nanso ahufo ne wɔn a wonnye nni ne akyiwadeyɛfo ne awudifo ne nguamanfo ne asumanfo ne abosonsomfo ne atorofo nyinaa benya wɔn kyɛfa wɔ ɔtare a ogya ne sufre dɛw wɔ mu no mu. Ɛno ne owuprenu no.”

Yerusalem Foforo No

9Abɔfo baason a wokurakura nkuruwa ason a ɔhaw ason a etwa to no ahyɛ ma wɔ mu baako baa me nkyɛn bɛkae se, “Bra, na mɛkyerɛ wo Ayeforo a ɔyɛ Oguamma no yere no.” 10Honhom no faa me, na ɔbɔfo no de me kɔɔ bepɔw tenten bi atifi. Ɔkyerɛɛ me Yerusalem, Kurow Kronkron a efi ɔsoro, Onyankopɔn hɔ, resian aba fam. 11Ɛhyerɛn Onyankopɔn anuonyam mu, na ne hyerɛn no te sɛ aboɔdemmo a ɛsɛ ahwehwɛbo a ani tew sɛ ahwehwɛ. 12Na ne fasu no wɔ ahoɔden na ɛware yiye nso. Apon dumien gu ano a, abɔfo dumien na wɔhwɛ so. Na ɔpon biara so no wɔakyerɛw Israel mmusuakuw dumien no mu baako din. 13Apon abiɛsa wɔ apuei; abiɛsa wɔ anafo; abiɛsa wɔ atifi na abiɛsa wɔ atɔe. 14Wosii kurow no afasu sii abo dumien a wɔakyerɛw Oguamma no asomafo dumien no din wɔ so no so.

15Ɔbɔfo a ɔkasa kyerɛɛ me no kura sikakɔkɔɔ pema susudua a wɔde besusuw kurow no, nʼapon ne nʼafasu. 16Na kurow no yɛ ahinanan a ne tenten ne ne trɛw yɛ pɛ. Ɔbɔfo no de ne susudua no susuw kurow no. Na ne tenten yɛ kilomita mpem abien ne ahannan (2,400), na ne trɛw, ne sorokɔ ne ne tenten nyinaa yɛ pɛ. 17Ɔbɔfo no susuw ɔfasu no nso a na ne sorokɔ nso bɛyɛ sɛ mita aduosia. 18Ahwehwɛbo na ɔde too afasu no. Na kurow no de, sikakɔkɔɔ ankasa a ɛhyerɛn te sɛ ahwehwɛ na wɔde toe. 19Wɔde aboɔdemmo ahorow a ɛyɛ fɛ na ɛhyehyɛɛ kurow no fapem. Fapem a edi kan yɛ ahwehwɛbo. Fapem a ɛto so abien yɛ hoabo. Fapem a ɛto so abiɛsa yɛ omununkumbo. Fapem a ɛto so anan yɛ ahabammono bo. 20Fapem a ɛto so anum yɛ ɛtɔnbo. Fapem a ɛto so asia yɛ bogyanambo. Fapem a ɛto so ason yɛ sikabereɛbo. Fapem a ɛto so awotwe yɛ apopobibiribo. Fapem a ɛto so akron yɛ akraatebo. Fapem a ɛto so du yɛ dɛnkyɛmmo. Fapem a ɛto so dubaako yɛ wusiwbo. Fapem a ɛto so dumien yɛ beredumbo. 21Na wɔde nhene pa dumien na ɛyɛɛ apon dumien no. Wɔde ahene pa baako na ɛyɛɛ apon no mu biara. Na kurow no abɔntenkɛse no yɛ sika ankasa, kurunnyenn sɛ ahwehwɛ.

22Na manhu asɔredan wɔ kurow no baabiara mu, efisɛ Awurade Nyankopɔn Tumfo ne Oguamma no ne asɔredan. 23Na owia anaa ɔsram hann nhia kurow no, efisɛ na Onyankopɔn ne Oguamma no anuonyam hyerɛn wɔ hɔ. 24Ne hann no bɛhyerɛn asase so aman nyinaa so, na asase so aman so ahene de wɔn ahode bɛba hɔ. 25Wɔntoto kurow no apon mu. Da biara ano da hɔ. Efisɛ sum nnuru wɔ hɔ. 26Wɔde aman no kɛseyɛ ne wɔn ahonya bɛba kurow no mu. 27Nanso biribiara a ɛho ntew nkɔ kurow no mu. Saa ara na obi a ɔyɛ aniwude anaa otwa atoro nkɔ mu. Wɔn a wɔakyerɛw wɔn din ahyɛ Oguamma no nkwa nhoma no mu no nko ara na wɔbɛkɔ kurow no mu.

New International Reader’s Version

Revelation 21:1-27

A New Heaven and a New Earth

1I saw “a new heaven and a new earth.” (Isaiah 65:17) The first heaven and the first earth were completely gone. There was no longer any sea. 2I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem. It was coming down out of heaven from God. It was prepared like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3I heard a loud voice from the throne. It said, “Look! God now makes his home with the people. He will live with them. They will be his people. And God himself will be with them and be their God. 4‘He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death.’ (Isaiah 25:8) And there will be no more sadness. There will be no more crying or pain. Things are no longer the way they used to be.”

5He who was sitting on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down. You can trust these words. They are true.”

6He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give water to anyone who is thirsty. The water will come from the spring of the water of life. It doesn’t cost anything! 7Those who have victory will receive all this from me. I will be their God, and they will be my children. 8But others will be thrown into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. Those who are afraid and those who do not believe will be there. Murderers and those who make themselves impure will join them. Those who commit sexual sins and those who practice witchcraft will go there. Those who worship statues of gods and all who tell lies will be there too. The lake of fire is the second death.”

The New Jerusalem is the Bride of the Lamb

9One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke to me. The bowls were filled with the seven last plagues. The angel said, “Come. I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10Then he carried me away in a vision. The Spirit took me to a huge, high mountain. He showed me Jerusalem, the Holy City. It was coming down out of heaven from God. 11It shone with the glory of God. It gleamed like a very valuable jewel. It was like a jasper, as clear as crystal. 12The city had a huge, high wall with 12 gates. Twelve angels were at the gates, one at each of them. On the gates were written the names of the 12 tribes of Israel. 13There were three gates on the east and three on the north. There were three gates on the south and three on the west. 14The wall of the city had 12 foundations. Written on them were the names of the 12 apostles of the Lamb.

15The angel who talked with me had a gold measuring rod. He used it to measure the city, its gates and its walls. 16The city was laid out like a square. It was as long as it was wide. The angel measured the city with the rod. It was 1,400 miles long. It was as wide and high as it was long. 17The angel measured the wall as human beings measure things. It was 200 feet thick. 18The wall was made out of jasper. The city was made out of pure gold, as pure as glass. 19The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of jewel. The first foundation was made out of jasper. The second was made out of sapphire. The third was made out of agate. The fourth was made out of emerald. 20The fifth was made out of onyx. The sixth was made out of ruby. The seventh was made out of chrysolite. The eighth was made out of beryl. The ninth was made out of topaz. The tenth was made out of turquoise. The eleventh was made out of jacinth. The twelfth was made out of amethyst. 21The 12 gates were made from 12 pearls. Each gate was made out of a single pearl. The main street of the city was made out of gold. It was gold as pure as glass that people can see through clearly.

22I didn’t see a temple in the city. That’s because the Lamb and the Lord God who rules over all are its temple. 23The city does not need the sun or moon to shine on it. God’s glory is its light, and the Lamb is its lamp. 24The nations will walk by the light of the city. The kings of the world will bring their glory into it. 25Its gates will never be shut, because there will be no night there. 26The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. 27Only what is pure will enter the city. No one who causes people to believe lies will enter it. No one who does shameful things will enter it either. Only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life will enter the city.