Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 27:1-46

Yakob Gye Esau Nhyira

1Isak bɔɔ akɔkoraa a nʼani so ayɛ no wisiwisi na ɔnhunu adeɛ papa no, ɛda koro bi, ɔfrɛɛ ne babarima panin Esau. “Me ba.”

Ɛnna Esau gyee so sɛ, “Agya, menie.”

2Isak kaa sɛ, “Seesei mabɔ akɔkoraa, na mennim ɛda a mɛwu. 3Fa wʼagyan ne wo bɛmma, na kɔ wiram kɔpɛ hanam bi brɛ me. 4Fa noa mʼakɔnnɔduane no bi brɛ me, na menni, na menhyira wo ansa na mawu.”

5Ɛberɛ a Isak ne ne ba Esau rekasa no, na Rebeka retie. Enti, ɛberɛ a Esau kɔɔ sɛ ɔrekɔkum ɛnam no aba pɛ, ɛnna 6Rebeka ka kyerɛɛ ne ba Yakob sɛ, “Yakob tie! Metee sɛ wʼagya reka akyerɛ wo nua Esau sɛ, 7‘Kɔpɛ hanam bi fa noa mʼakɔnnɔduane no bi brɛ me, na menni, na menhyira wo wɔ Awurade anim, ansa na mawu.’ 8Afei, me ba, tie asɛm a merebɛka akyerɛ wo yi yie, na di so. 9Kɔ nnwankuo no mu, na kɔkyere nnwan mmienu a wɔadɔre sradeɛ brɛ me, na memfa nnoa akɔnnɔduane, sɛdeɛ wʼagya pɛ no pɛpɛɛpɛ mma no. 10Sɛ menoa wie a, fa kɔma no, na ɔnni, na ɔnhyira wo ansa na wawu.”

11Yakob ka kyerɛɛ ne maame Rebeka sɛ, “Wonim sɛ me nua Esau ho wɔ nwi, na me nso, me ho yɛ toromtorom. 12Sɛ ɛba sɛ mʼagya de ne nsa fa me ho, na ɔhunu sɛ ɛnyɛ Esau a, ɛbɛyɛ sɛ gyama meredaadaa no, na wadome me mmom, sene sɛ anka ɔbɛhyira me.”

13Yakob maame ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Me ba, ma nnome no mmra me so. Wo deɛ, yɛ deɛ maka akyerɛ wo no ara. Kɔ na kɔkyere nnwan no brɛ me.”

14Enti, Yakob tiee ne maame Rebeka asɛm, kɔkyeree nnwan no brɛɛ no. Na ɔkumm wɔn, de noaa akɔnnɔduane bi, sɛdeɛ Isak pɛ no pɛpɛɛpɛ. 15Ɛno akyiri no, Rebeka faa ne ba panin Esau atadeɛ papa bi a ɛwɔ fie hɔ de maa ne ba Yakob hyɛeɛ. 16Afei, ɔde nnwan a wɔkumm wɔn no nwoma yɛɛ ahyɛnsa, kataa Yakob nsa ho. Ɔde bi kataa ne kɔn ho nyinaa. 17Ɔde burodo a wato no foforɔ kaa akɔnnɔduane a wanoa no ho, de maa ne ba Yakob.

18Yakob de aduane no kɔmaa nʼagya Isak wɔ ne dan mu. Ɔduruu hɔ no, ɔkaa sɛ, “Agya!”

Isak buaa sɛ, “Mewɔ hɔ na wo hwan a?”

19Yakob ka kyerɛɛ nʼagya sɛ, “Ɛyɛ me wʼabakan Esau. Mayɛ deɛ woka kyerɛɛ me sɛ menyɛ no. Mede hanam a wopɛ no bi anoa wʼakɔnnɔduane no abrɛ wo, enti mesrɛ wo, sɔre tena ase, na didi, na sɛ wodidi wie a, woahyira me.”

20Isak bisaa ne ba no sɛ, “Ɛyɛɛ sɛn na wo ho ayɛ hare sɛɛ yi?”

Yakob buaa sɛ, “Awurade, wo Onyankopɔn no, na ɔgyinaa mʼakyi maa me nsa kaa hanam no bi ntɛm.”

21Afei, Isak ka kyerɛɛ Yakob sɛ, “Me ba, twe bɛn me, na memfa me nsa nka wo nhwɛ sɛ, wo ne me ba Esau no ampa anaa.”

22Yakob twe bɛn nʼagya Isak, na ɔde ne nsa kekaa ne ho kaa sɛ, “Nne yi yɛ Yakob nne, nanso nsa yi yɛ Esau deɛ.” 23Isak anhunu sɛ ɛyɛ Yakob, ɛfiri sɛ, na ne nsa ho wɔ nwi te sɛ ne nua Esau pɛpɛɛpɛ. Enti, ɔhyiraa no. 24Isak sane bisaa Yakob sɛ, “Enti, ampa ara sɛ wo ne me ba Esau no?”

Yakob buaa sɛ, “Aane, me ne Esau.”

25Afei, Isak kaa sɛ, “Me ba, fa wʼaduane no brɛ me na menni, na medi wie a, mahyira wo.”

Yakob de aduane no brɛɛ nʼagya Isak, na ɔdiiɛ; ɔsane de nsã brɛɛ no ma ɔnomeeɛ. 26Isak wieeɛ no, ɔka kyerɛɛ Yakob sɛ, “Me ba, bra bɛfe mʼano!”

27Enti, Yakob kɔɔ nʼagya Isak nkyɛn kɔfee nʼano. Ɛberɛ a Isak huaa Yakob atadeɛ mu, na ɔgye too mu sɛ, ɛyɛ ne ba Esau no, ɔhyiraa no sɛ,

“Ampa ara! Me ba ho hwa te sɛ

ehwa a ɛfiri afuo

a Awurade ahyira so no mu.

28Onyankopɔn mma wo ɔsoro bosuo ne asase mu sradeɛ,

na afuom aduane ne nsã mmu wo so.

29Amanaman bɛsom wo,

na nnipa nyinaa abu wo nkotodwe.

Wobɛdi wo nuanom so, na wo maame mma nso akoto wo.

Wɔbɛdome wɔn a wɔdome wo nyinaa,

na wɔn a wɔhyira wo nyinaa nso,

wɔbɛhyira wɔn.”

Esau Nhyira Abɔ No

30Isak hyiraa Yakob wieeɛ, na ɔfirii nʼagya nkyɛn kɔeɛ ara pɛ, na ne nua Esau firi nʼahayɔ baeɛ. 31Ɔno nso noaa akɔnnɔduane brɛɛ nʼagya. Na ɔka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Agya, sɔre na di me hanamduane no, na hyira me.”

32Nʼagya Isak bisaa no sɛ, “Na hwan nie?”

Esau buaa sɛ, “Ɛyɛ me wʼabakan Esau.”

33Isak tee saa asɛm yi pɛ, ne ho hyɛɛ aseɛ wosoo biribiribiri, na ɔbisaa sɛ, “Ɛnneɛ, na hwan na ɔkɔɔ ahayɔ kɔkumm ɛnam de noaa aduane brɛɛ me yi. Medidi wieeɛ hyiraa onipa ko no pɛ na wobaeɛ yi? Nokorɛ mu ni, nhyira a mahyira no no, sɛ mesane mʼano a, ɛrenyɛ yie!”

34Ɛberɛ a Esau tee asɛm a nʼagya kaeɛ no, ɔno nso de awerɛhoɔ teaam dendeenden, ka kyerɛɛ nʼagya sɛ, “Agya! Hyira me. Hyira me nso bi!”

35Nanso, Isak kaa sɛ, “Ɛnneɛ, na wo nua na ɔde nnaadaa abɛgye wo nhyira kɔ!”

36Esau kaa sɛ, “Ɛnyɛ nwanwa sɛ wɔfrɛ no Yakob27.36 Edin Yakob asekyerɛ reyɛ akɔyɛ omimfoɔ anaa osisifoɔ. a aseɛ kyerɛ nantitwitwafoɔ. Yei ne ne mprenu so a wadaadaa me. Deɛ ɛdi ɛkan ne sɛ, ɔdaadaa me gyee me panin. Deɛ ɛtɔ so mmienu nso ne sɛ, ɔde nnaadaa agye me nhyira!” Afei, Esau bisaa nʼagya sɛ, “Enti, woannya me nhyira no bi a wode bɛhyira me nso?”

37Isak buaa Esau sɛ, “Manya de no ayɛ wo wura dada. Mede ne nuanom nyinaa ayɛ ne nkoa. Mahyira no sɛ, ɔbɛnya afuom nnuane ne nsã foforɔ bebree. Na afei, ɛdeɛn bio na aka a mɛtumi ayɛ ama wo, me ba?”

38Esau bisaa nʼagya sɛ, “Agya, enti nhyira baako pɛ na wowɔ? Ao, agya, hyira me nso bi!”

Esau Twaa Adwo

39Afei, nʼagya Isak buaa no sɛ,

“Tie! Asase27.39 Edom asase a na Esau asefoɔ te so no, na ɛyɛ kwawee ne abotan a sradeɛ nni mu koraa (1 Mose 36.8; 2 Ah 8.20). kesee so na wobɛtena,

na ɛsoro bosuo rentɔ wɔ so.

40Wode wo akofena na ɛbɛtena ase,

na woasom wo nua kumaa.

Nanso, daakye bi,

sɛ wokentene wo ho a,

wobɛfiri wo nua no som ase.”

Yakob Dwane Kɔ Laban Nkyɛn

41Esiane Esau nhyira a Yakob kɔdaadaa wɔn agya Isak gyeeɛ no enti, Esau tanee Yakob. Esau kaa wɔ ne tirim sɛ, “Ɛrenkyɛre, na mʼagya Isak awu. Sɛ ɔnya wu a, mɛkum me nua Yakob.”

42Obi tee adwene a Esau afa wɔ ne nua kumaa Yakob ho no, ɔkɔbɔɔ wɔn maame Rebeka amanneɛ. Enti, Rebeka soma kɔfrɛɛ ne ba kumaa Yakob, na ɔka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Wo nua Esau abɔ ne tirim sɛ, sɛ ɔnya wo a, ɔbɛkum wo ansa na ne bo atɔ ne yam. 43Enti, me ba, tie asɛm a merebɛka akyerɛ wo yi yie. Dwane ntɛm kɔ me nua Laban nkyɛn wɔ Haran. 44Tena ne nkyɛn kakra wɔ hɔ, kɔsi sɛ, wo nua Esau bo bɛdwo. 45Sɛ wo nua akoma tɔ ne yam, na ne werɛ firi deɛ woyɛɛ no, na ɔgyaa mu ma ɛka a, mɛsoma abɛka akyerɛ wo, na woafiri Haran aba. Adɛn enti na ɛsɛ sɛ metena hɔ hwɛ, na me mma baanu bom wu ɛda koro?”

46Enti, Rebeka ka kyerɛɛ Isak sɛ, “Saa Hetifoɔ mmabaawa yi koraa ama asetena afono me. Sɛ ɛkɔba sɛ Yakob nso kɔware Hetifoɔ asase so mmabaawa yi bi a, mmaa te sɛ yeinom bi a, ɛnneɛ, na mewuiɛ koraa a, anka ɛyɛ.”

King James Version

Genesis 27:1-46

1And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and he said unto him, Behold, here am I. 2And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death: 3Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;27.3 take: Heb. hunt 4And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul may bless thee before I die. 5And Rebekah heard when Isaac spake to Esau his son. And Esau went to the field to hunt for venison, and to bring it.

6¶ And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, 7Bring me venison, and make me savoury meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD before my death. 8Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command thee. 9Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth: 10And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death. 11And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man: 12My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing. 13And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them. 14And he went, and fetched, and brought them to his mother: and his mother made savoury meat, such as his father loved. 15And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:27.15 goodly: Heb. desirable 16And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck: 17And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob.

18¶ And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son? 19And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me. 20And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me.27.20 to me: Heb. before me 21And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not. 22And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau. 23And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s hands: so he blessed him. 24And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am. 25And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son’s venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank. 26And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son. 27And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed: 28Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: 29Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

30¶ And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting. 31And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son’s venison, that thy soul may bless me. 32And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau. 33And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.27.33 trembled…: Heb. trembled with a great trembling greatly27.33 taken: Heb. hunted 34And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father. 35And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing. 36And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?27.36 Jacob: that is, A supplanter 37And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?27.37 sustained: or, supported 38And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. 39And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;27.39 the fatness: or, of the fatness 40And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

41¶ And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob. 42And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee. 43Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran; 44And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother’s fury turn away; 45Until thy brother’s anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day? 46And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?