Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Amos 1:1-15

1Amos, Tekoa nnwanhwɛfoɔ no mu baako nsɛm nie. Ɔnyaa saa anisoadehunu yi a ɛfa Israel ho mfeɛ mmienu ansa na asase wosooɛ no, ɛberɛ a Usia di ɔhene wɔ Yuda na Yoas babarima Yeroboam nso di ɔhene wɔ Israel no.

2Ɔkaa sɛ:

Awurade bobom firi Sion bepɔ so

na ɔde aprannaa nnyegyeeɛ nso firi Yerusalem;

nnwanhwɛfoɔ mmoa adidibea rehye

na Karmel atifi nso kusa.”

Atemmuo A Ɛfa Amanamanmufoɔ Ahodoɔ Ho

3Deɛ Awurade seɛ nie:

“Damasko ayɛ bɔne bebree ama no atra so

ɛno enti, merennane mʼabufuo.

Ɛfiri sɛ, ɔde ayuporeeɛ adeɛ a ɛwɔ dadeɛ se

dwerɛɛ Gilead.

4Mede ogya bɛto Hasael efie

na ahye Ben-Hadad aban no.

5Mɛbubu Damasko apono,

na mɛsɛe ɔhene a ɔwɔ Awen bɔnhwa no mu no

ne deɛ ɔkura ahempoma wɔ Bet Eden no.

Na Aramfoɔ bɛkɔ nnommumfa mu wɔ Kir,”

sɛdeɛ Awurade seɛ nie.

6Deɛ Awurade seɛ nie:

“Gasa ayɛ bɔne bebree ama no atra so,

ɛno enti, merennane mʼabufuo no.

Ɔfaa ɔman mu no nyinaa nnommum

na ɔtɔnee wɔn maa Edomfoɔ.

7Mede ogya bɛto Gasa afasuo mu,

na ahye nʼaban no.

8Mɛsɛe Asdod ɔhene no

ne deɛ ɔkura ahempoma wɔ Askelon no.

Mɛdane me nsa atia Ekron,

kɔsi sɛ Filistini a ɔtwa toɔ no bɛwu,”

sɛdeɛ Asafo Awurade seɛ nie.

9Deɛ Awurade seɛ nie:

“Tiro ayɛ bɔne bebree ama no atra so,

ɛno enti, merennane mʼabufuo.

Ɔfaa ɔman mu no nnommum

na ɔtɔnee wɔn maa Edomfoɔ,

a wankae onuadɔ apam.

10Mede ogya bɛto Tiro afasuo no mu,

na ahye nʼaban.”

11Deɛ Awurade seɛ nie:

“Edom ayɛ bɔne bebree ama no atra so,

ɛno enti, merennane mʼabufuo.

Ɔde akofena taataa ne nua,

a wannya ayamhyehyeɛ biara.

Ɛfiri sɛ ne bo kɔɔ so fuiɛ

na obiara antumi annwodwo nʼabufuo no ano.

12Mede ogya bɛto Teman mu,

na ahye Bosra aban.”

13Sɛdeɛ Awurade seɛ nie:

“Amon ayɛ bɔne bebree ama no atra so,

ɛno enti, merennane mʼabufuo.

Ɔde akofena paepaee Gilead apemfoɔ yafunu mu

de trɛɛ nʼahyeɛ mu.

14Mede ogya bɛto Raba afasuo mu

na ahye nʼaban

wɔ ɔko da mu nteateam

ne ahum da ntwaho mframa mu.

15Na ne ɔhene ne mmapɔmma

bɛbom akɔ nnommumfa mu,”

sɛdeɛ Awurade seɛ nie.

King James Version

Amos 1:1-15

1The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake. 2And he said, The LORD will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.

3Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron:1.3 and…: or, yea, for four1.3 turn…: or, convert it, or, let it be quiet 4But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Ben-hadad. 5I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD.1.5 the plain…: or, Bikathaven1.5 the house…: or, Beth-eden

6¶ Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom:1.6 away captive…: or, them away with an entire 7But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof: 8And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre from Ashkelon, and I will turn mine hand against Ekron: and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, saith the Lord GOD.

9¶ Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Tyrus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant:1.9 the brotherly…: Heb. the covenant of brethren 10But I will send a fire on the wall of Tyrus, which shall devour the palaces thereof.

11¶ Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever:1.11 did cast…: Heb. corrupted his compassions 12But I will send a fire upon Teman, which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah.

13¶ Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border:1.13 ripped…: or, divided the mountains 14But I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah, and it shall devour the palaces thereof, with shouting in the day of battle, with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind: 15And their king shall go into captivity, he and his princes together, saith the LORD.