Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 4:1-26

Kain Ne Habel Afɔrebɔ

1Afei, Adam de ne ho kaa ne yere Hawa ma ɔnyinsɛne woo abarimaa a wɔfrɛ no Kain. Na ɔkaa sɛ, Awurade adaworoma, mawo ɔbabarima. 2Akyire no, ɔsane woo nʼakyiri ɔbabarima too no edin Habel.

Na Habel bɛyɛɛ odwanhwɛfoɔ, ɛnna Kain nso bɛyɛɛ okuafoɔ. 3Nna bi akyiri, Kain de nʼafuom nnɔbaeɛ bi kɔbɔɔ Awurade afɔdeɛ. 4Habel nso de ne nyɛmmoa no mu mmakan a wɔadɔre sradeɛ kɔbɔɔ Onyankopɔn afɔdeɛ. Awurade ani sɔɔ Habel afɔrebɔdeɛ no. 5Nanso Kain afɔrebɔdeɛ no deɛ, nʼani ansɔ. Asɛm no anyɛ Kain dɛ, na ne bo fuiɛ.

6Awurade bisaa Kain sɛ, “Adɛn enti na wo bo afuo? Adɛn enti na woamuna saa? 7Sɛ woyɛ ade pa a, wɔbɛgye wo atom. Sɛ wonyɛ ade pa deɛ a, ɛnneɛ, hwɛ yie. Ɛfiri sɛ, bɔne retwɛn ako atia wo, asɛe wo, nanso ɛsɛ sɛ wodi ne so.”

Kain Kum Habel

8Ɛda bi Kain ka kyerɛɛ ne nua Habel sɛ, “Ma yɛnkɔ afuom.” Ɛberɛ a wɔwɔ afuom hɔ no, Kain to hyɛɛ ne nua Habel so, kumm no.

9Awurade bisaa Kain sɛ, “Wo nua Habel wɔ he?”

Kain buaa sɛ, “Mennim. Mɛyɛ dɛn mahunu? Me na mehwɛ me nua no so anaa?”

10Awurade bisaa Kain sɛ, “Ɛdeɛn na woayɛ yi? Tie! Wo nua mogya su firi asase so frɛ me. 11Seesei, wɔadome wo, apamo wo afiri asase a ɛbuee nʼano gyee wo nua mogya firii wo nsam no so. 12Sɛ woyɛ asase no so adwuma sɛ ɛdeɛn ara a, worennya nnɔbaeɛ biara mfiri so. Wobɛyɛ ɔkobɔfoɔ, akyinkyin asase so.”

13Kain kaa sɛ, “Awurade mʼasotweɛ boro me so. 14Ɛnnɛ, woapam me afiri asase so ne wʼanim. Mɛyɛ ɔkobɔfoɔ akyinkyin asase so na obiara a ɔbɛnya me no bɛkum me.”

15Nanso, Awurade ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Ɛnte saa koraa! Obiara a ɔbɛkum Kain no bɛnya Kain asotwe no mprɛnson.” Afei, Awurade hyɛɛ Kain agyiraeɛ bi sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a, obiara a ɔbɛhyia no no renkum no. 16Enti, Kain dwane firii Awurade anim, kɔtenaa Nod asase so wɔ Eden apueeɛ fam.

Anibue Ahyɛaseɛ

17Kain de ne ho kaa ne yere na ɔnyinsɛnee, woo ɔbabarima, too no edin Henok. Saa ɛberɛ no, Kain kyekyeree kuro bi de too ne ba Henok. 18Henok woo Irad. Irad woo Mehuyael. Mehuyael woo Metusael. Metusael woo Lamek.

19Lamek waree mmaa baanu a wɔn din de Ada ne Sila. 20Ada woo Yabal a nʼasefoɔ yɛ wɔn a wɔte ntomadan mu yɛn mmoa. 21Na Yabal nuabarima din de Yubal a nʼasefoɔ yɛ mmɛnhyɛnfoɔ ne asankubɔfoɔ. 22Sila woo ɔbabarima a wɔfrɛ no Tubal-Kain. Na ɔyɛ kɔbere dwumfoɔ ne nnadeɛ ahodoɔ nyinaa atomfoɔ agya. Na Tubal-Kain wɔ nuabaa bi a ne din de Naama.

23Ɛda bi Lamek ka kyerɛɛ ne yerenom Ada ne Sila sɛ,

“Montie me, me yerenom

makum aberanteɛ bi a,

ɔto hyɛɛ me so, piraa me.

24Sɛ Kain so aweretɔ bɛyɛ mprɛnson a,

ɛnneɛ, me Lamek, deɛ ɔbɛkum me no, nʼasotwe bɛyɛ mpɛn aduɔson nson.”

25Akyire yi, Adam de ne ho kaa ne yere Hawa. Na ɔwoo ɔbabarima bio. Na wɔtoo no edin Set kaa sɛ, “Onyankopɔn ama me ɔba foforɔ asi Habel a Kain kumm no no ananmu.” 26Set nso woo ɔbabarima na ɔtoo no edin Enos.

Saa ɛberɛ no mu na nnipa hyɛɛ aseɛ bɔɔ Awurade edin.

King James Version

Genesis 4:1-26

1And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.4.1 Cain: that is, Gotten, or, Acquired 2And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.4.2 Abel: Heb. Hebel4.2 a keeper: Heb. a feeder

3And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.4.3 in process…: Heb. at the end of days 4And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:4.4 flock: Heb. sheep, or, goats 5But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

6And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 7If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.4.7 be accepted: or, have the excellency4.7 unto…: or, subject unto thee 8And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

9¶ And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? 10And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.4.10 blood: Heb. bloods 11And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand; 12When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

13And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.4.13 My…: or, Mine iniquity is greater than that it may be forgiven 14Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me. 15And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

16¶ And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. 17And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.4.17 Enoch: Heb. Chanoch 18And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.4.18 Lamech: Heb. Lemech

19¶ And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. 20And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. 21And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. 22And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.4.22 instructer: Heb. whetter

23And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.4.23 I have…: or, I would slay a man in my wound, etc.4.23 to my hurt: or, in my hurt 24If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

25¶ And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.4.25 Seth: Heb. Sheth: that is Appointed, or, Put 26And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.4.26 Enos: Heb. Enosh4.26 to call…: or, to call themselves by the name of the Lord