King James Version

Acts 14:1-28

1And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed. 2But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren. 3Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands. 4But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles. 5And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them despitefully, and to stone them, 6They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about: 7And there they preached the gospel.

8¶ And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked: 9The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, 10Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked. 11And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men. 12And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker. 13Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people. 14Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, 15And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein: 16Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways. 17Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness. 18And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them.

19¶ And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead. 20Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe. 21And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch, 22Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. 23And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed. 24And after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia. 25And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia: 26And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled. 27And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles. 28And there they abode long time with the disciples.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Asomafo 14:1-28

Ikoniom Asɛnka

1Paulo ne Barnaba duu Ikoniom no, wɔkɔɔ Yudafo asɔredan mu. Wɔkasa ma Yudafo ne amanamanmufo bebree bɛyɛɛ agyidifo. 2Nanso Yudafo a wɔpoo Awurade asɛm no hwanyan amanamanmufo no, san tuu wɔn aso tiaa anuanom no. 3Asomafo no tenaa hɔ kyɛe. Na Awurade nam tumi a ɔde maa wɔn ma wɔyɛɛ anwonwade ahorow no so kyerɛɛ sɛ nsɛm a wɔka fa nʼadom ho no yɛ nokware. 4Kurow no mu nnipa no mu kyɛɛ abien; fa kɔɔ Yudafo no afa na fa nso kɔɔ asomafo no afa. 5Amanamanmufo ne Yudafo no ne wɔn mpanyimfo yɛɛ adwene se wɔbɛyɛ wɔn ayayade asan asiw wɔn abo. 6Asomafo no tee pɔw a wɔbɔ faa wɔn ho no, woguan kɔɔ Listra ne Derbe a ɛwɔ Likaoniaman mu ne nkuraa a atwa ho ahyia no nyinaa ase. 7Wɔkaa Asɛmpa no wɔ hɔ.

Obubuafo Bi Ayaresa

8Bere a Paulo ne Barnaba wɔ Listra no wohuu ɔbarima bi a na ɔyɛ obubuafo fi nʼawo mu. 9Paulo rekasa no, obubuafo no tiee no maa Paulo huu sɛ ɔwɔ gyidi a ɛbɛma watumi agyina so asa no yare. Enti Paulo hwɛɛ obubuafo no 10teɛɛ mu se, “Sɔre gyina hɔ!” Amono mu, obubuafo yi huruw gyinae, fii ase nantewee.

11Nnipa no huu nea Paulo ayɛ no, wofii ase teɛteɛɛ mu wɔ Likaonia kasa mu se, “Anyame ayeyɛ wɔn ho sɛ nnipa aba yɛn nkyɛn.” 12Eyi nti wɔfrɛɛ Barnaba Seus na wɔfrɛɛ Paulo nso Hermes,14.12 Na Seus yɛ Listra abosom mu panyin a ɛhɔ na na nʼabosonnan wɔ. Wɔn a na wɔbɛbɔ afɔre ma Seus no yɛɛ wɔn adwene sɛ wɔde ayɛyɛde bɛma Paulo ne Barnaba mmom. Nea enti a wɔfaa Barnaba sɛ Seus ne sɛ na ɔwɔ anuonyam. Wɔfaa Paulo sɛ onyame Hermes, efisɛ na ɔyɛ ɔkyeame (28.6). efisɛ ɔno na na ɔka asɛm no. 13Seus a na nʼasɔredan wɔ kurotia no sɔfo de nantwi ne nhwiren baa kurow no pon ano, pɛɛ sɛ wɔbɔ afɔre ma asomafo no.

14Bere a Barnaba ne Paulo tee afɔre a nnipa no pɛ sɛ wɔbɔ no, wɔde abufuw sunsuanee wɔn ntade mu, tuu mmirika kɔɔ nnipakuw no mu teɛteɛɛ mu se, 15“Dɛn na mopɛ sɛ moyɛ yi? Yɛyɛ nnipa te sɛ mo! Yɛaba sɛ yɛrebɛka asɛmpa no akyerɛ mo, ama moagyae saa nneɛma hunu yi yɛ, na mode mo ho ama Onyankopɔn a ɔbɔɔ ɔsoro, asase, ɛpo ne biribiara a ɛwɔ mu no. 16Bere bi a atwa mu no, ɔmaa nnipa nyinaa kwan ma wɔyɛɛ nea wɔpɛ. 17Nanso Onyankopɔn nam nneɛma pa a ɔyɛ so di nʼankasa ho adanse. Mmere a ɛsɛ mu no, ɔma osu tɔ ma nnɔbae ba; ɔma mo aduan di ma munya ahotɔ.” 18Nanso saa kasa yi nyinaa akyi no, pɛ ara na nnipa no pɛɛ sɛ wɔbɔ afɔre ma wɔn.

19Yudafo bi fi Antiokia a ɛwɔ Pisidia ne Ikoniom tuu nnipa no aso maa wosiw Paulo abo, twee no fii kurow no mu a na wosusuw sɛ wawu. 20Nanso bere a agyidifo no betwaa ne ho hyiae no, ɔsɔre san kɔɔ kurow no mu. Ade kyee no ɔne Barnaba fii hɔ kɔɔ Derbe.

Paulo Ne Barnaba San Ba Antiokia

21Paulo ne Barnaba kaa asɛmpa no wɔ Derbe ma nnipa pii gye dii. Wofi hɔ no, wɔsan kɔɔ Listra, Ikoniom ne Antiokia a ɛwɔ Pisidia. 22Wɔhyɛɛ agyidifo no nkuran sɛ wɔntena ase gyidi mu. Wɔka kyerɛɛ agyidifo yi se, “Ansa na yebetumi akɔ Onyankopɔn ahenni mu no, ɛsɛ sɛ yɛfa ɔhaw ahorow pii mu.” 23Asafo biara a wɔkɔɔ mu no, wosisii mpanyimfo maa wɔn; na wɔnam mpaebɔ ne mmuadadi so de mpanyimfo no hyɛɛ Awurade a wɔde wɔn ho ato no so no nsa. 24Wofi Pisidia no wɔbaa Pamfilia. 25Wɔkaa asɛmpa no wɔ Perge na wofi hɔ baa Atalia.

26Wofi Atalia no, wɔsan baa Antiokia a ɛhɔ na bere a na wɔrebefi saa adwuma a wɔawie yi ase no, wɔde wɔn hyɛɛ Awurade nsa no. 27Bere a woduu Antiokia no, wohyiaa asafo no mu nnipa nyinaa. Wɔkaa nneɛma a Onyankopɔn nam wɔn so ayɛ, ne sɛnea Onyankopɔn abue kwan ama amanamanmufo agye asɛm no adi no nyinaa kyerɛɛ wɔn. 28Paulo ne Barnaba tenaa gyidifo no nkyɛn kyɛe.