Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Nahum 1:1-15

1Elkosini Nahum anisoadehunu nwoma a ɛyɛ nkɔmhyɛ a ɛfa Ninewe ho.

Awurade Abufuo A Ɛtia Ninewe

2Awurade yɛ ninkunfoɔ ne aweretɔ Onyankopɔn,

Awurade tɔ wedeɛ na abufuo ahyɛ no ma.

Awurade tɔ nʼatamfoɔ so wedeɛ

na nʼabufuo tena wɔn so.

3Awurade bo kyɛre fu, na ne tumi so,

na ɔtwe ɔfɔdifoɔ aso.

Ne kwan wɔ ntwahoframa ne ahum mu,

omununkum yɛ ne nan ase mfuturo.

4Ɔteatea ɛpo na ɔma ɛwe;

ɔma nsubɔntene nyinaa wewe.

Basan ne Karmel twintwam

na Lebanon frɔmfrɔmyɛ nso kusa.

5Mmepɔ woso biribiri nʼanim

na nkokoɔ nane.

Asase, ewiase ne wɔn a wɔwɔ mu nyinaa

woso nʼanim.

6Hwan na ɔbɛtumi agyina nʼabufuo ano?

Hwan na ɔbɛtumi atena nʼabufuhyeɛ mu?

Nʼabufuo hwie te sɛ ogya;

abotan yam wɔ nʼanim.

7Awurade yɛ,

ɔyɛ ahohia mu dwanekɔbea.

Nʼani wɔ wɔn a wɔde wɔn ho to no so no so.

8Nanso, ɔnam nsuyire nwanwasoɔ so

bɛma Ninewe aba awieeɛ.

Ɔbɛtaa nʼatamfoɔ akɔduru esum kabii mu.

9Ɛpɔ biara a wɔbɛbɔ atia Awurade no,

ɔbɛsɛe no;

ɔhaw biara remma ne mprenu so.

10Wɔde nkasɛɛ bɛkyekyere wɔn ho,

na ɛberɛ a wɔn nsa aboro wɔn no

wɔbɛhye wɔn sɛ wira dwaneeɛ a wɔaboa ano.

11Ao, Ninewe, wo mu na

deɛ ɔbɔ ɛpɔ bɔne tia Awurade

na ɔtu fo bɔne no firie.

12Deɛ Awurade seɛ nie:

“Ɛwom sɛ wɔwɔ apamfoɔ a wɔdɔɔso deɛ,

nanso wɔbɛsɛe wɔn ama wɔayera.

Ao Yuda, ɛwom sɛ mama ɔhaw aba wo so,

nanso merenyɛ saa bio.

13Afei, mɛbubu kɔnnua a ɛda wo kɔn mu

na matete nkɔnsɔnkɔnsɔn no mu.”

14Ninewe, Awurade aka ɔhyɛ asɛm a ɛfa wo ho:

“Worennya asefoɔ a wo din bɛda wɔn so.

Mɛsɛe nsɛsodeɛ a wɔasene ne ahoni a wɔaguo

a ɛsisi wʼabosonnan mu no.

Mɛsiesie wʼadamena

ɛfiri sɛ wadane ayɛ atantanneɛ.”

15Hwɛ mmepɔ no so,

deɛ a ɔde asɛmpa no ba no anammɔn

ɔno na ɔka asomdwoesɛm!

Ao, Yuda di wʼafahyɛ na

di wɔ bɔhyɛ so.

Nnipa bɔne rentu wo so sa bio;

Wɔbɛsɛe wɔn pasaa.

King James Version

Nahum 1:1-15

1The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

2God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.1.2 God…: or, The LORD is a jealous God, and a revenger, etc1.2 is furious: Heb. that hath fury 3The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. 4He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth. 5The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. 6Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.1.6 abide: Heb. stand up 7The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.1.7 strong hold: or, strength 8But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

9What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time. 10For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry. 11There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the LORD, a wicked counsellor.1.11 a wicked…: Heb. a counsellor of Belial 12Thus saith the LORD; Though they be quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more.1.12 Though…: or, If they would have been at peace, so should they have been many, and so should they have been shorn, and he should have passed away1.12 cut down: Heb. shorn 13For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder. 14And the LORD hath given a commandment concerning thee, that no more of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy gods will I cut off the graven image and the molten image: I will make thy grave; for thou art vile. 15Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.1.15 keep…: Heb. feast1.15 the wicked: Heb. Belial