1Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; 2While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. 3Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 4But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 5For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: 6Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. 7Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. 8Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 9Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 10For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: 11Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. 12For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
13And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? 14But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; 15But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: 16Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. 17For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. 18For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 19By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; 20Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. 21The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: 22Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.
Ɔyerenom Ne Okununom
1Saa ara nso na ɔyerenom nso ɛsɛ sɛ mobrɛ mo ho ase ma mo kununom sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a sɛ wɔn mu bi nnye asɛm no nni a, mo suban pa no bɛtwetwe wɔn ama wɔagye asɛm no adi. Ɛho nhia sɛ mobɛka biribi, 2efisɛ wobehu obu ne nidi a mode ma Onyankopɔn wɔ mo suban mu. 3Mommfa nneɛma foforo bi nkeka mo ho mma mo ho nyɛ fɛ; sɛ ɛyɛ ɔkwan a mofa so kyekyere mo ti, anaa adwinne a mode siesie mo ho, anaa ntama a mufura. 4Momfa odwo ne ahobrɛase nkyerɛ mo ahoɔfɛ a ɛyɛ komamtew no. Saa ahoɔfɛ yi kyɛ na ɛsɔ Onyankopɔn ani. 5Saa ɔkwan yi so na mmea agyidifo a wɔtenaa ase tete no a na wɔwɔ anidaso wɔ Onyankopɔn mu no nam brɛɛ wɔn ho ase maa wɔn kununom de kyerɛɛ wɔn ahoɔfɛ. 6Sara yɛɛ saa ara. Otiee Abraham asɛm frɛɛ no “Me wura.” Mprempren sɛ moyɛ papa na munsuro hwee a moyɛ ne mmabea.
7Mo okununom nso, saa ara na ɛsɛ sɛ modwene mo yerenom ho wɔ mo asetena mu. Momfa nidi mma wɔn na munhu mmerɛw a wɔyɛ na munhu sɛ wɔne mo yɛ adedifo, na biribi ansiw mo mpaebɔ ho kwan.
Papayɛ So Amanehunu
8Nea etwa to, mo nyinaa montena ase asomdwoe mu. Munnya ɔtema mma mo ho mo ho. Monnodɔ mo ho mo ho, na monyɛ ahummɔbɔ, na mommrɛ mo ho ase. 9Mommfa bɔne ntua bɔne so ka, na mommfa ɔyaw nso ntua ɔyaw so ka. Na mmom, daa munhyirahyira, efisɛ ɛno nti na wɔfrɛɛ mo, na moanya nhyira. 10Efisɛ Kyerɛwsɛm no ka se,
“Obiara a ɔpɛ sɛ ɔtena ase yiye
na ohu nna pa no,
ɛnsɛ sɛ ɔka kasa bɔne,
na ɛsɛ sɛ ogyae atorotwa.
11Ɛsɛ sɛ ɔtew ne ho fi bɔne ho na ɔyɛ papa
na ɔhwehwɛ asomdwoe na odi akyi.
12Efisɛ Awurade ani wɔ atreneefo so
na otie wɔn mpaebɔ
na otia wɔn a wɔyɛ bɔne.”
13Sɛ wopere sɛ wopɛ sɛ woyɛ nea ɛteɛ a, hena na ɔbɛhaw wo? 14Na sɛ ɛba mpo sɛ woyɛ nea ɛteɛ na wuhu ho amane a, wʼani gye. Munnsuro nnipa, na mommma hwee nhaw mo. 15Momfa nidi mma Kristo wɔ mo koma mu, na momma ɔnyɛ mo Awurade. Bere biara a obi bebisa mo gyidi a mowɔ wɔ mo mu ho asɛm no, monkyerɛ no ase. 16Momfa obu ne nidi mma saa mmuae no. Momma mo adwene mu nna hɔ sɛnea wɔn a wɔka kasa bɔne fa mo suban pa wɔ Kristo mu no ho no anim begu ase wɔ wɔn nseku no ho. 17Efisɛ sɛ ɛyɛ Onyankopɔn pɛ sɛ mubehu amane a, eye sɛ mubehu ade trenee a moyɛe ho amane sen sɛ mobɛyɛ bɔne. 18Efisɛ Kristo no ankasa wu maa mo. Owui pɛnkoro maa mo bɔne sɛnea ɛbɛma moatumi akɔ Onyankopɔn nkyɛn. Wokum no ɔhonam mu, nanso ɔsɔree wɔ honhom mu, 19na ɔnam honhom no so kɔkaa Asɛmpa no kyerɛɛ ahonhom a wɔda afiase no. 20Ahonhom yi yɛɛ asoɔden tiaa Onyankopɔn bere a Noa resen ne hyɛn no, nanso Onyankopɔn tɔɔ ne bo ase maa wɔn. Onyankopɔn nam nsu no so gyee nnipa baawɔtwe nkwa, 21na saa nsu yi yɛ asubɔ a egye mo nkwa mprempren no nsɛnkyerɛnne; ɛnyɛ ɔhonam ani fi hohoro, na mmom, ɛyɛ bɔ a wofi ahonim pa mu hyɛ Onyankopɔn. Ɛnam Yesu Kristo wusɔre so gye mo nkwa. 22Kristo kɔ ɔsoro afei, na ɔte Onyankopɔn nifa so na odi abɔfo ne wim atumfo nyinaa so hene.