Asomafo 28 – AKCB & NIVUK

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Asomafo 28:1-31

Yedu Malta

1Yeduu mpoano hɔ no, ankyɛ na yehuu sɛ yɛwɔ supɔw Malta so. 2Supɔw no sofo no gyee yɛn fɛw so. Esiane sɛ na osu atɔ ama awɔw aba nti, wɔsɔɔ ogya ma yɛtoe. 3Paulo bubuu mmabaa sɛ ɔde regu ogya no mu. Ɔde regu mu no, ɔwɔ bi a ogya no hyew aka no no bebaree ne nsa ho. 4Supɔw no sofo no huu ɔwɔ no sɛ ɔbebare ne nsa ho no, wɔkae se, “Saa onipa yi yɛ owudifo a wanya ne ti adidi mu wɔ po akwanhyia mu, nanso esiane ne bɔne nti owu ara na etwa sɛ owu.” 5Paulo petee ɔwɔ no too ogya no mu a hwee anyɛ no. 6Na nkurɔfo no nyinaa susuw sɛ Paulo bɛhonhon anaasɛ obetwa ahwe awu. Nanso wɔtwɛn ara a biribiara anyɛ no no, wɔsakraa wɔn adwene kae se, “Ɔyɛ onyame bi.”

7Na ɔpanyin a ɔhwɛ supɔw no so a wɔfrɛ no Publio no fi bɛn mpoano hɔ; ogyee yɛn fɛw so som yɛn hɔho nnansa. 8Saa bere no ara na Publio agya yare atiridii ne konkoruwa a aka no ato hɔ. Paulo kɔɔ ɔdan a na ɔda mu no mu de ne nsa guu no so, bɔɔ mpae maa ne ho yɛɛ no den. 9Nea Paulo yɛe no maa ayarefo a wɔwɔ supɔw no so no nyinaa baa ne nkyɛn ma ɔsaa wɔn yare. 10Wɔmaa yɛn akyɛde bebree. Yɛrebefi hɔ akɔ no nso wɔde biribiara a ɛho hia yɛn no beguu hyɛn no mu maa yɛn.

Yefi Malta Kodu Roma

11Yedii asram abiɛsa wɔ supɔw no so ansa na yenyaa hyɛn bi a efi Aleksandria a ne nsɛnkyerɛnne yɛ eti abien a egyina hɔ ma anyame baanu bi. Na saa hyɛn no abedi awɔwbere no wɔ supɔw no so. 12Yeduu Sidarakusa no, yedii nnansa wɔ hɔ. 13Yefi hɔ toaa so koduu Regio. Ade kyee no, mframa bi bɔ fii anafo fam ma nnaanu akyi no yekoduu Puteoli. 14Ɛha na yehyiaa agyidifo bi a wɔsrɛɛ yɛn se yɛntena wɔn nkyɛn nnaawɔtwe. Ɛno akyi no, yɛtoaa so koduu Roma. 15Anuanom a wɔwɔ Roma no tee yɛn nka sɛ yɛreba no, ebinom behyiaa yɛn kwan wɔ aguabɔbea a ɛwɔ Apia kwan no so na afoforo nso hyiaa yɛn wɔ ahɔhobea bi a wɔfrɛ no Ahɔhodan Abiɛsa no. Bere a Paulo huu wɔn no, ne ho san no na ɔdaa Onyankopɔn ase. 16Yeduu Roma no, wɔmaa Paulo ho kwan sɛ ɔnkɔtena baabiara a ɔpɛ na ɔsraani bi nwɛn no.

17Nnansa akyi no, Paulo frɛɛ Yudafo mpanyin ne wɔn hyiae. Ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Anuanom, ɛwɔ mu sɛ manyɛ bɔne biara antia yɛn man ne yɛn amanne a yɛn agyanom de gyaw sɛ yɛn no de, nanso wɔkyeree me sɛ odeduani wɔ Yerusalem de me hyɛɛ Romafo nsa. 18Wobisaa me nsɛm pɛɛ sɛ wogyaa me, efisɛ wɔannya afɔbude bi wɔ me ho a ɛno nti ɛsɛ sɛ wogyina so kum me. 19Nanso bere a Yudafo kasatia gyae a wɔpɛ sɛ wogyaa me no, mihuu sɛ ɛsɛ sɛ miguan toa Kaesare. Ɛnyɛ me nkurɔfo ho adwemmɔne a mewɔ nti na meyɛɛ saa. 20Eyi nti na mepɛɛ sɛ mihu mo na me ne mo kasa no; na onipa a Israelfo ani da no so no nti na nkɔnsɔnkɔnsɔn gu me yi.”

21Wobuaa Paulo se, “Yennyaa nhoma biara a efi Yudea a ɛfa wo ho na yɛntee wo ho asɛmmɔne biara nso mfii anuanom a wofi hɔ ba ha no nso nkyɛn. 22Nanso yɛpɛ sɛ yehu wʼadwene, efisɛ yenim sɛ nnipa kasa tia Kristofo a wo nso woka wɔn ho no wɔ baabiara.”

Paulo Asɛnka Wɔ Roma

23Wɔhyɛɛ da bi sɛ wobehyia Paulo. Saa da no dui no, nnipa bebree kɔɔ ne nkyɛn wɔ faako a ɔte hɔ no. Ɔkaa Onyankopɔn ahenni no ho asɛm kyerɛɛ wɔn. Ɔnam Mose mmara ne nsɛm a adiyifo no kae no so kaa Yesu ho asɛm fi anɔpa kosii anadwo kyerɛɛ wɔn pɛɛ sɛ ɔdan wɔn adwene. 24Nnipa no bi gyee Paulo asɛm a ɔkae no dii na bi nso annye anni. 25Bere a wɔregyigye wɔn ho wɔn ho akyinnye no, wofii hɔ kɔe. Na asɛm a etwa to a Paulo kae ne sɛ, “Nokwasɛm na Honhom Kronkron nam Odiyifo Yesaia so ka kyerɛɛ mo agyanom se,

26“Monkɔka asɛm yi nkyerɛ Yudafo se,

‘Ɔte de mobɛte, nanso morente ase.

Ɔhwɛ de mobɛhwɛ, nanso morenhu,’

27efisɛ nnipa yi apirim wɔn koma;

moasisiw mo aso, akatakata mo ani.

Ɛnyɛ saa a, anka mo ani behu ade,

na mo koma ate asɛm ase,

na moanu mo ho asan aba me nkyɛn, na masa mo yare.”

28Paulo kae se, “Ɛsɛ sɛ muhu sɛ Onyankopɔn nkwagye no adu amanamanmufo no nkyɛn. Wobetie!” 29Paulo kaa saa asɛm yi wiei no, Yudafo no fii hɔ kɔe a na wɔregyigye wɔn ho wɔn ho akyinnye denneennen.

30Paulo tenaa hɔ mfe abien, a na ɔte ofi a ɔno ankasa tua ho ka mu, na nnipa bebree kɔɔ ne nkyɛn. 31Na ɔde akokoduru kaa Onyankopɔn Ahenni no ne Awurade Yesu Kristo ho asɛm.

New International Version – UK

Acts 28:1-31

Paul ashore on Malta

1Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta. 2The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold. 3Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and, as he put it on the fire, a viper, driven out by the heat, fastened itself on his hand. 4When the islanders saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to each other, ‘This man must be a murderer; for though he escaped from the sea, the goddess Justice has not allowed him to live.’ 5But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects. 6The people expected him to swell up or suddenly fall dead; but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god.

7There was an estate near by that belonged to Publius, the chief official of the island. He welcomed us to his home and showed us generous hospitality for three days. 8His father was ill in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and, after prayer, placed his hands on him and healed him. 9When this had happened, the rest of those on the island who were ill came and were cured. 10They honoured us in many ways; and when we were ready to sail, they furnished us with the supplies we needed.

Paul’s arrival at Rome

11After three months we put out to sea in a ship that had wintered in the island – it was an Alexandrian ship with the figurehead of the twin gods Castor and Pollux. 12We put in at Syracuse and stayed there three days. 13From there we set sail and arrived at Rhegium. The next day the south wind came up, and on the following day we reached Puteoli. 14There we found some brothers and sisters who invited us to spend a week with them. And so we came to Rome. 15The brothers and sisters there had heard that we were coming, and they travelled as far as the Forum of Appius and the Three Taverns to meet us. At the sight of these people Paul thanked God and was encouraged. 16When we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with a soldier to guard him.

Paul preaches at Rome under guard

17Three days later he called together the local Jewish leaders. When they had assembled, Paul said to them: ‘My brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or against the customs of our ancestors, I was arrested in Jerusalem and handed over to the Romans. 18They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death. 19The Jews objected, so I was compelled to make an appeal to Caesar. I certainly did not intend to bring any charge against my own people. 20For this reason I have asked to see you and talk with you. It is because of the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain.’

21They replied, ‘We have not received any letters from Judea concerning you, and none of our people who have come from there has reported or said anything bad about you. 22But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect.’

23They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. He witnessed to them from morning till evening, explaining about the kingdom of God, and from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets he tried to persuade them about Jesus. 24Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe. 25They disagreed among themselves and began to leave after Paul had made this final statement: ‘The Holy Spirit spoke the truth to your ancestors when he said through Isaiah the prophet:

26‘ “Go to this people and say,

‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding;

you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.’

27For this people’s heart has become calloused;

they hardly hear with their ears,

and they have closed their eyes.

Otherwise they might see with their eyes,

hear with their ears,

understand with their hearts

and turn, and I would heal them.”28:27 Isaiah 6:9,10 (see Septuagint)

28‘Therefore I want you to know that God’s salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!’ 2928:29 Some manuscripts include here After he said this, the Jews left, arguing vigorously among themselves.

30For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. 31He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ – with all boldness and without hindrance!