King James Version

Acts 9:1-43

1And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 2And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. 3And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: 4And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? 5And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 6And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. 7And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. 8And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. 9And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

10¶ And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. 11And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, 12And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. 13Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: 14And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. 15But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: 16For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake. 17And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. 18And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. 19And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. 20And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God. 21But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests? 22But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.

23¶ And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him: 24But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him. 25Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket. 26And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple. 27But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. 28And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem. 29And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him. 30Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Cæsarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus. 31Then had the churches rest throughout all Judæa and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.

32¶ And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda. 33And there he found a certain man named Æneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy. 34And Peter said unto him, Æneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately. 35And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord.

36¶ Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did. 37And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber. 38And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them. 39Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them. 40But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up. 41And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive. 42And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord. 43And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Asomafo 9:1-43

Saulo Adwensakra

1Saa bere no na Saulo ani abere sɛ ɔbɛtɔre Kristo akyidifo no ase. 2Ɔkɔɔ Ɔsɔfopanyin no nkyɛn kogyee adansedi krataa a ɛbɛma no tumi ama wakɔ hyiadan mu wɔ Damasko akɔkyekyere Yesu akyidifo, mmea ne mmarima, na ɔde wɔn akɔ Yerusalem. 3Ɔreyɛ abɛn Damasko no, prɛko pɛ na hann bi fi ɔsoro twa faa ne ho 4ma otwa hwee fam. Afei, ɔtee nne bi se, “Saulo! Adɛn nti na wotaa me?”

5Saulo bisae se, “Ɛyɛ wo hena, Owura?”

Nne no buae se, “Ɛyɛ me Yesu a wotaa me no.” 6Nne no kae se, “Sɔre na kɔ kurow no mu na wɔbɛkyerɛ wo nea ɛsɛ sɛ woyɛ.”

7Nnipa a wɔne Saulo nam no gyinae a wɔantumi anka hwee; wɔtee nne no, nanso wɔanhu obiara. 8Afei Saulo sɔre fii fam hɔ buee nʼani, nanso na onhu ade. Enti wokurakura no nkakrankakra de no kɔɔ Damasko. 9Nnansa a odii wɔ Damasko no na onhu hwee. Na onnidi na ɔnnom nso.

10Na osuani bi wɔ Damasko a wɔfrɛ no Anania. Awurade frɛɛ no anisoadehu mu se, “Anania!”

Ogyee so se, “Awurade!”

11Awurade ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Kɔ Yuda fi a ɛwɔ Ɔtempɔn Tee no so na kobisa ɔbarima bi a wɔfrɛ no Saulo a ofi Tarso no ase; ɔrebɔ mpae. 12Anisoadehu mu na ohuu ɔbarima bi a wɔfrɛ no Anania a ɔde ne nsa too no so sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a, ɔbɛsan ahu ade.”

13Anania buae se, “Awurade, mate saa ɔbarima yi ho nsɛm bebree, ne haw a ɔhaw wʼakyidifo wɔ Yerusalem no. 14Wakɔ asɔfo mpanyin nkyɛn akogye adansedi krataa a ɛbɛma no tumi na ɔde akyere obiara a ɔbɔ wo din wɔ ha no.”

15Awurade ka kyerɛɛ Anania se, “Kɔ! Efisɛ ɔno na mayi no a menam ne so bɛma amanamanmufo ne ahemfo ne Israelfo nyinaa ate me din. 16Na mɛkyerɛ no amane a esiane me din nti obehu.”

17Afei Anania kɔɔ fie hɔ de ne nsa guu Saulo so kae se, “Onua Saulo, Awurade Yesu no ankasa a oyii ne ho adi kyerɛɛ wo wɔ ɔkwan so bere a woreba no asoma me se, mimmebue wʼani mma wunhu ade na Honhom Kronkron nhyɛ wo ma.” 18Amono mu hɔ ara na biribi a ɛte sɛ abon fii nʼani so na ohuu ade. Ɔsɔre ma wɔbɔɔ no asu. 19Onyaa aduan bi di mee no, ne ho san no. Saulo dii nna kakra wɔ asuafo a na wɔwɔ Damasko no nkyɛn.

Saulo Ka Asɛmpa No Wɔ Damasko

20Ofii ase kaa asɛmpa no wɔ hyiadan mu se, Yesu yɛ Onyankopɔn Ba ampa. 21Nnipa a wɔtee asɛm a ɔkae no nyinaa ho dwiriw wɔn ma wobisae se, “Ɛnyɛ saa ɔbarima yi na na okum wɔn a wɔbɔ saa din yi wɔ Yerusalem no ana? Na yɛate sɛ ɔbaa ha sɛ ɔrebɛkyere wɔn a wɔbɔ saa din yi nyinaa de wɔn akɔma asɔfo mpanyin.” 22Saulo asɛnka no mu yɛɛ den; nnipa no gyee nsɛm a ɔka faa Yesu ho sɛ ɔno ne Agyenkwa no dii. Yudafo a wɔte Damasko no antumi anka nsɛm a ɔkae no ho hwee.

23Nna bi akyi no, Yudafo no bɔɔ Saulo ho pɔw sɛ wobekum no, 24nanso Saulo tee pɔw a wɔbɔɔ wɔ ne ho no. Na wɔtetɛw no wɔ kurow no apon ano awia ne anadwo apɛ no akum no. 25Anadwo bi Saulo akyidifo de no sii kɛntɛn bi mu, twetwee no faa ɔfasu so gyaa no sii fam.

Saulo Kɔ Yerusalem

26Saulo kɔɔ Yerusalem no, ɔpɛɛ sɛ ɔde ne ho kɔbɔ asuafo no ho nanso wosuroo no, efisɛ na wonnye nni sɛ wasakra abɛyɛ osuani. 27Barnaba kɔfaa no kɔɔ asuafo no nkyɛn. Ɔkaa wɔn sɛnea Awurade yii ne ho adi kyerɛɛ Saulo na ɔkasa kyerɛɛ no wɔ Damasko kwan so no ne sɛnea ɔde akokoduru kaa Yesu ho asɛm wɔ Damasko no. 28Saulo ne wɔn tenae na ɔde akokoduru kaa Awurade asɛm no wɔ Yerusalem nyinaa. 29Saulo ne Helenifo nyaa akasakasa enti wɔbɔɔ pɔw sɛ wobekum no. 30Bere a agyidifo no tee pɔw a Helenifo no bɔɔ wɔ Saulo ho no, wɔde no kɔɔ Kaesarea gyaa no kwan ma ɔkɔɔ Tarso.

31Afei asafo a wɔwɔ Yudea, Samaria ne Galilea no nyinaa asom dwoo wɔn. Asafo no nam Honhom Kronkron so timii. Nnipa pii bɛkaa wɔn ho na wɔtenaa ase wɔ Awurade suro mu.

Petro Sa Nyarewa

32Petro tutuu akwan kɔɔ mmeaemmeae. Da bi a ɔkɔsraa agyidifo a wɔwɔ Lida no, 33ohyiaa ɔbarima bi a ne din de Enea a wabubu agu kɛtɛ so mfe awotwe wɔ hɔ. 34Petro ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Enea, Awurade Yesu Kristo nsa wo yare. Sɔre na yi wo kɛtɛ!” Amono mu hɔ ara na Enea sɔree. 35Nnipa a wɔte Lida ne Saron no nyinaa huu no no, wɔde wɔn ho maa Awurade.

36Na ɔbea ogyidini bi te Yopa a ne din de Tabita a ne nkyerɛase ne Dorka a ase ne ɔwansan. Saa ɔbea yi de nʼadagyew nyinaa yɛɛ papa, boaa ahiafo. 37Saa bere koro no ara mu na ɔyare bɔɔ no ma owui. Woguaree no9.37 Amanne bi a na Yudafo ne Helafo nyinaa di so ne sɛ woguare funu ansa na wosie no. de no kɔtoo abansoro dan9.37 Sɛ wɔantumi ansie owufo ntɛm a, amanne ne sɛ wɔdeda no wɔ abansoro no so. Yerusalem de, da a obi bewu no ara na wosie no. Sɛ ɛnyɛ Yerusalem a, wotumi sie owufo no ne nnansa so. bi mu. 38Esiane sɛ Lida bɛn Yopa nti, asuafo a wɔwɔ Yopa no tee sɛ Petro wɔ Lida no, wɔsomaa mmarima baanu kɔsrɛɛ no sɛ ɔnyɛ ntɛm mmra.

39Petro yɛɛ ntɛm ne wɔn kɔe. Oduu hɔ no wɔde no kɔɔ abansoro dan no mu. Akunafo a na wɔwɔ hɔ no nyinaa begyinagyinaa Petro ho sui, de ntade ne ntama a Tabita te ase no ɔpam maa wɔn no kyerɛɛ no.

40Petro maa wɔn nyinaa fii adi. Afei obuu nkotodwe, bɔɔ mpae dan nʼani kyerɛɛ amu no kae se, “Tabita, sɔre!” Tabita tew nʼani na ohuu Petro no, ɔsɔre tenaa ase. 41Petro soo ne nsa ma ɔsɔre gyinaa hɔ. Afei Petro frɛɛ agyidifo no ne akunafo no nyinaa de no maa wɔn. 42Saa asɛm yi trɛw wɔ Yopa nyinaa ma nnipa pii gyee Awurade dii. 43Petro tenaa Simon a ɔhyɛ mmoa nhoma aduru no nkyɛn wɔ Yopa kyɛɛ kakra.