Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Yoɛl 3:1-21

Aman No Atemmuo

1“Saa nna no mu,

mede Yuda ne Yerusalem ahonyadeɛ bɛsane aba.

2Mɛboa aman nyinaa ano,

na mede wɔn aba Yehosafat bɔnhwa mu.

Ɛhɔ na mɛbu wɔn atɛn

wɔ deɛ wɔyɛɛ mʼagyapadeɛ, a ɛyɛ Israelfoɔ ho,

ɛfiri sɛ wɔbɔɔ me nkurɔfoɔ hwetee aman so,

na wɔkyekyɛɛ mʼasase mu.

3Wɔbɔɔ me nkurɔfoɔ so ntonto,

Wɔtɔn mmerantewaa de emu sika bɔɔ adwaman.

Wɔtɔn mmaayewa nso de gyee nsã,

a wɔbɛnom.

4“Ɛdeɛn na mowɔ tia me, Ao Tiro ne Sidon ne mo Filistia amantam nyinaa? Mopɛ sɛ motɔ me so awere anaa? Sɛ saa na ɛte deɛ a, monhwɛ yie. Mɛyɛ ntɛm, atua mo biribiara a moayɛ no so ka. 5Mofaa me dwetɛ ne me sikakɔkɔɔ ne mʼagyapadeɛ a ɛsom bo, na mosoa kɔguu mo abosonnan mu. 6Motontɔn nnipa a wɔte Yuda ne Yerusalem maa Helafoɔ3.6 Helafoɔ ne Foenikefoɔ dii dwa firi afe 800 A.W.A. sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a, wɔbɛfiri wɔn asase so akɔ akyirikyiri.

7“Nanso, mɛsane de wɔn afiri baabi a mokɔtɔn wɔn no aba, na deɛ moayɛ no nyinaa, mɛtua mo so ka. 8Mɛtontɔn mo mmammarima ne mo mmammaa ama Yudafoɔ, na wɔn nso atɔn wɔn ama Arabfoɔ, ɔman a ɛwɔ akyirikyiri no.” Me, Awurade, na makasa.

9Mo mpae mu nka yei wɔ aman so:

Monsiesie mo ho mma ɔko!

Monkanyane akodɔm!

Momma mo mmarima akofoɔ no ntwe mpini, na wɔn mmɛko.

10Momfa mo mfuntumdadeɛ no mmɔ akofena,

na momfa mo nsɔsɔwa mmɔ mpea.

Ma deɛ wɔayɛ mmerɛ nka sɛ,

“mewɔ ahoɔden!”

11Monyɛ ntɛm mmra,

mo amanaman a moatwa ahyia,

mo mmɛboa mo ho ano wɔ hɔ.

Fa wʼakofoɔ bra, Ao Awurade!

12“Wɔnkanyane aman no;

wɔntu ntene nkɔ Yehosafat bɔnhwa no mu,

ɛfiri sɛ ɛhɔ na mɛtena

na mabu aman a atwa ahyia no nyinaa atɛn.

13Monhwim kantankrankyi no,

ɛfiri sɛ otwa berɛ no aduru so.

Mommra, montiatia bobe no so,

ɛfiri sɛ nsakyiamena no ayɛ ma

na ankorɛ no ayɛ ma abu so.

Saa ara na wɔn amumuyɛ dɔɔso!”

14Nipadɔm, nipadɔm

wɔ gyinasie subɔnhwa no mu!

Awurade ɛda no abɛn

wɔ gyinasie subɔnhwa no mu.

15Owia ne ɔsrane bɛduru sum,

na nsoromma renhyerɛn bio.

16Awurade bɛbobɔ mu afiri Sion,

ne nne bɛgyegye afiri Yerusalem,

asase ne ɔsoro bɛwoso.

Nanso, Awurade bɛyɛ dwanekɔbea ama ne nkurɔfoɔ,

ɔbɛyɛ abandenden ama Israelfoɔ.

Onyankopɔn Nkurɔfoɔ Nhyira

17“Afei, wobɛhunu sɛ, me Awurade, wo Onyankopɔn,

mete Sion, me bepɔ kronkron so.

Yerusalem bɛyɛ kronkron;

na ananafoɔ rentu wɔn so sa bio.

18“Saa ɛda no, nsã foforɔ bɛsɔne afiri mmepɔ no mu,

na nufosuo atene wɔ nkokoɔ so;

Nsuo bɛba Yuda nsuwansuwa mu,

na asutire bɛtue afiri Awurade efie,

na agugu akasia subɔnhwa no so nsuo.

19Nanso Misraim bɛdane amanfo,

na Edom nso bɛyɛ anweatam,

ɛsiane awurukasɛm a wɔyɛ de tiaa nnipa a wɔwɔ Yuda enti.

Ɛhɔ na wɔhwiee mogya a ɛnni fɔ guiɛ.

20Nnipa bɛtena Yuda afebɔɔ

na Yerusalem deɛ wɔbɛtena hɔ awoɔ ntoatoasoɔ nyinaa mu.

21Na mogya afɔdie a memfa nkyɛeɛ no,

mede bɛkyɛ.

Na me Awurade, mɛtena Sion!”

King James Version

Joel 3:1-21

1For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, 2I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. 3And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink. 4Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head; 5Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things:3.5 pleasant: Heb. desirable 6The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border.3.6 the Grecians: Heb. the sons of the Grecians 7Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompence upon your own head: 8And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the LORD hath spoken it.

9¶ Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:3.9 Prepare: Heb. Sanctify 10Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.3.10 pruninghooks: or, scythes 11Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.3.11 cause…: or, the LORD shall bring down 12Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. 13Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great. 14Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.3.14 decision: or, concision, or, threshing 15The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. 16The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.3.16 hope: Heb. place of repair, or, harbour 17So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.3.17 holy: Heb. holiness

18¶ And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.3.18 flow: Heb. go 19Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land. 20But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.3.20 dwell: or, abide 21For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.3.21 for the…: or, even I the LORD that