King James Version

Acts 13:1-52

1Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 2As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. 3And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

4¶ So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. 5And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister. 6And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus: 7Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God. 8But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith. 9Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him, 10And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? 11And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand. 12Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord. 13Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem.

14¶ But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down. 15And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on. 16Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience. 17The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high arm brought he them out of it. 18And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness. 19And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot. 20And after that he gave unto them judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet. 21And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years. 22And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will. 23Of this man’s seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus: 24When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. 25And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose. 26Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent. 27For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him. 28And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain. 29And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre. 30But God raised him from the dead: 31And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people. 32And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, 33God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. 34And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David. 35Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 36For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: 37But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.

38¶ Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: 39And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. 40Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets; 41Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you. 42And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath. 43Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.

44¶ And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God. 45But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. 46Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. 47For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth. 48And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed. 49And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the region. 50But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts. 51But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium. 52And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Asomafo 13:1-52

1Adiyifo ne akyerɛkyerɛfo a na wɔwɔ Antiokia asafo no mu bi ne Barnaba ne Simeon, a na wɔfrɛ no “Onipa Tuntum,” Lukio a ɔyɛ Kireneni, Manaen, a ɔne Ɔhene Herode yɛ tipɛn, ne Saulo. 2Bere a wɔresom Awurade na wɔredi mmuada no, Honhom Kronkron no ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Munyi Barnaba ne Saulo na wonkodi dwuma a ɛno nti mafrɛ wɔn no mma me.” 3Wodii mmuada bɔɔ mpae, de wɔn nsa guu wɔn so somaa wɔn.

Barnaba Ne Saulo Kɔ Kipro

4Honhom Kronkron somaa wɔn no, wɔkɔɔ Seleukia. Wofi hɔ no, wɔtoaa wɔn akwantu no so koduu Kipro. 5Woduu Salami no, wɔkaa Onyankopɔn asɛm wɔ Yudafo hyiadan mu. Saa bere no na Yohane Marko ka wɔn ho sɛ ɔsomfo.

6Wotwaa mu wɔ supɔw no so koduu Pafo, na hɔ na wohyiaa Yudani nkonyaayifo bi a ɔfrɛ ne ho se odiyifo a na ne din de Bar-Yesu. 7Na nʼadamfo ne amrado a ɔwɔ supɔw no so a ne din de Sergio Paulo no. Saa amrado a na onim nyansa yiye no soma ma wɔkɔfrɛɛ Barnaba ne Saulo, efisɛ na ɔrehwehwɛ Onyankopɔn asɛm atie. 8Nanso nkonyaayifo Bar-Yesu a Hela kasa mu wɔfrɛ no Elima no ampene so, efisɛ na ɔmpɛ sɛ amrado yi betie Onyankopɔn asɛm. 9Afei Saulo a na wɔfrɛ no Paulo a Honhom Kronkron ahyɛ no ma no hwɛɛ nkonyaayifo Elima dinn kae se, 10“Ɔbonsam ba a ɔte sɛ wo! Wompɛ ade pa biara yiye. Nnaadaa ahorow ahyɛ wo ma. Bere biara wopɛ sɛ wodan Awurade nokwasɛm ani ma ɛyɛ nkontomposɛm! 11Awurade bɛtwe wʼaso ama wʼani afura a worenhu ade fi saa bere yi de kosi bere bi.”

Ɛhɔ ara Elima ani furae a na ɔde ne nsa rekeka sɛ obenya obi aso ne mu ana. 12Amrado no huu asɛm a asi no, ogyee Awurade asɛm no dii. Awurade ho asɛm a ɔtee no maa ne ho dwiriw no.

Asomafo No Kodu Antiokia

13Paulo ne ne dɔm no tenaa hyɛn mu fii Pafo kɔɔ Perge a ɛwɔ Pamfilia no; ɛhɔ na Yohane a ne din baako nso ne Marko no gyaw wɔn san kɔɔ Yerusalem. 14Wofi Perge no, wɔkɔɔ Antiokia a ɛwɔ Pisidia. Eduu Homeda no, wɔkɔɔ hyiadan mu kɔsomee. 15Wɔkenkan Mose Mmara no ne Adiyifo no nsɛm wiei no, hyiadan no mu mpanyimfo no soma kɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Anuanom, sɛ mowɔ asɛm bi a mobɛka de ahyɛ nnipa no nkuran a, mowɔ ho kwan sɛ moka.”

16Afei Paulo sɔre gyina nyamaa ne nsa fii ase kasae se, “Me nuanom Israelfo ne amanamanmufo a mowɔ ha a mosom Onyankopɔn no muntie me! 17Israel Nyankopɔn yii yɛn nenanom ma wɔyɛɛ ɔman kɛse bere a na wɔte Misraim asase so no. Onyankopɔn nam ne tumi kɛse so yii wɔn fii Misraim, 18na ɔhwɛɛ wɔn so wɔ sare so mfe aduanan. 19Otuu aman ason wɔ Kanaan asase so gui, de asase no maa ne nkurɔfo sɛ wɔn awunyade, 20ma wɔtenaa so mfe ahannan ne aduonum. Eyi akyi no ɔmaa atemmufo dii wɔn so kosii sɛ Odiyifo Samuel bae. 21Bere a wɔpɛɛ sɛ wonya ɔhene ma odi wɔn so no, Onyankopɔn de Kis ba Saulo a ofi Benyamin abusua mu no maa wɔn ma odii wɔn so mfe aduanan. 22Onyankopɔn tuu Saulo ade so na ɔde Dawid sii nʼanan mu. Asɛm a Onyankopɔn ka faa Dawid ho ne sɛ, ‘Mahu sɛ Yisai ba Dawid ne onipa a mepɛ no; ɔyɛ onipa a ɔbɛyɛ nea mepɛ nyinaa.’

23“Sɛnea Onyankopɔn hyɛɛ ho bɔ no, Yesu a ɔyɛ Dawid aseni no na ɔyɛɛ no Israelfo Agyenkwa. 24Ansa na Yesu rebefi nʼadwuma ase no, Yohane kaa adwensakra ho asɛm kyerɛɛ Israelfo se, wɔnsakra mfi wɔn bɔne ho na wɔmma wɔmmɔ wɔn asu. 25Ansa na Yohane rebewie nʼasɛnka no, obisaa nnipa no se, ‘Mususuw sɛ meyɛ hena? Ɛnyɛ me ne onipa a moretwɛn no no. Ɛrenkyɛ biara na nea moretwɛn no a mensɛ sɛ mɛworɔw ne mpaboa afi ne nan no bɛba.’

26“Me nuanom Abraham asefo ne amanamanmufo a mosom Onyankopɔn a mowɔ ha, yɛn nti na Onyankopɔn soma ma wɔde saa nkwagye yi aba. 27Esiane sɛ nnipa a na wɔte Yerusalem ne wɔn mpanyimfo nnim sɛ ɔno ne Agyenkwa no, na wɔnte adiyifo no nsɛm a wɔkenkan no Homeda no ase no nti, wobuu Yesu kumfɔ maa adiyifo no nsɛm no baa mu. 28Ɛwɔ mu sɛ wɔannya afɔbusɛm bi annyina so ammu no kumfɔ de, nanso wɔmaa Pilato kum no. 29Wɔyɛɛ biribiara a Kyerɛwsɛm no ka fa ne ho wiee no, woyii no fii asennua no so kosiee no. 30Nanso Onyankopɔn ma ɔsɔre fii awufo mu, 31na ne wusɔre akyi no, oyii ne ho adi nna pii kyerɛɛ wɔn a na wɔne no tu kwan fi Galilea kɔ Yerusalem no. Wɔne nnipa a wodi ne ho adanse kyerɛ Israelfo no.

32“Afei yɛwɔ ha sɛ yɛrebɛka asɛmpa no akyerɛ mo se, Onyankopɔn nam sɔre a ɔmaa Yesu Kristo sɔre fii awufo mu no so ama bɔ a ɔhyɛɛ yɛn nenanom no aba mu. 33Eyi ne nea wɔakyerɛw wɔ Nnwom a ɛto so abien no mu se,

“ ‘Woyɛ me ba;

nnɛ, mayɛ wʼAgya.’

34Asɛm a Onyankopɔn ka faa sɔre a ɔma no sɔre fii awufo mu na amma no amporɔw no ne sɛ,

“ ‘Mede nhyira kronkron a mehyɛɛ Dawid ho bɔ no behyira wo.’

35Wɔaka no wɔ baabi nso se,

“ ‘Woremma wo Kronkronni no mporɔw.’

36“Dawid bere so no, ɔsom Onyankopɔn kosii sɛ owu ma wosiee no wɔ ne nenanom nkyɛn pɛɛ, na ne nipadua porɔwee. 37Nanso nea Onyankopɔn nyan no fii awufo mu no amporɔw.

38“Anuanom, ɛsɛ sɛ mo nyinaa te ase sɛ ɛnam Yesu so na wɔka bɔnefakyɛ ho asɛm kyerɛ mo. 39Ɛsɛ sɛ mote ase sɛ obiara a ogye no di no, wɔabu no bem a anka Mose mmara ntumi mmu no no. 40Monhwɛ yiye na adiyifo no nkɔm a wɔhyɛɛ no amma mo so:

41“ ‘Mo fɛwdifo!

Momma ɛnyɛ mo nwonwa na mo ho nnwiriw mo!

Efisɛ merebɛyɛ biribi wɔ wo bere so,

na sɛ wɔka kyerɛ wo a,

worennye nni!’ ”

42Paulo ne Barnaba refi asɔredan no mu no, nnipa no srɛɛ wɔn sɛ wɔmmra Homeda a ɛreba no mmɛkyerɛkyerɛ wɔn bio. 43Nnipa no wiee nhyiamu no, Yudafo ne amanamanmufo bebree a wɔasakra aba Yudasom mu no tu dii Paulo ne Barnaba akyi. Asomafo no tuu wɔn fo, hyɛɛ wɔn nkuran sɛ wɔntena ase Onyankopɔn adom mu.

Asomafo No Kɔ Amanamanmufo Nkyɛn

44Homeda a edi so no dui no, ɛkame ayɛ sɛ wɔn a wɔte kurow no mu no nyinaa betiee Awurade asɛm. 45Yudafo no huu nnipakuw no, wɔn ani bere ma wɔsɔre gyee nsɛm a Paulo reka no ho akyinnye kasa tiaa no.

46Nanso Paulo ne Barnaba de akokoduru kɔɔ so kae se, “Mone nnipa a ɛsɛ sɛ wɔka Onyankopɔn asɛm no kyerɛ mo kan. Na sɛ moapo, na mummu mo ho sɛ nkwa a enni awiei ho hia mo nti, yebegyaw mo hɔ akɔ amanamanmufo no nkyɛn. 47Ahyɛde a Awurade de ama yɛn ne sɛ,

“‘Mɛma mo ayɛ amanamanmufo nyinaa kanea;

ɛnam mo so na wobegye wiasefo nyinaa nkwa.’ ”

48Amanamanmufo no tee saa asɛm no, wɔn ani gye ma wɔkamfoo Awurade asɛm no, na wɔn a wɔayi wɔn ama nkwa a enni awiei no bɛyɛɛ agyidifo.

49Na Awurade asɛm no trɛw ɔmantam no mu nyinaa. 50Nanso Yudafo no tuu nnipa atitiriw a wɔwɔ kurow no mu no ne mmea Nyamesurofo a na wɔwɔ hɔ bi a wodi mu no aso ma wɔtaa Paulo ne Barnaba, pam wɔn fii ɔman no mu. 51Enti asomafo no poroporow wɔn anan ase mfutuma guu wɔn so fii hɔ kɔɔ Ikoniom. 52Anigye ne Honhom Kronkron hyɛɛ asuafo a na wɔwɔ Antiokia no ma.