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Asomafo 4Nkwa Asem (NA-TWI)

Petro ne Yohane gyina asɛnnii

Bere a Petro ne Yohane gu so rekasa akyerɛ nkurɔfo no, asɔfo ne ɔpanyin a ɔhwɛ awɛmfo a wɔhwɛ asɔredan no so no ne Sadukifo baa wɔn nkyɛn. Wɔn bo fuw yiye, efisɛ, na saa asomafo yi rekyerɛkyerɛ nnipa no sɛ Yesu asɔre afi owu mu a ɛkyerɛ sɛ awufo tumi nyan ba nkwa mu. Wɔkyeree asomafo no, nanso esiane sɛ na ade asa nti, wɔde wɔn guu afiase kosii adekyee. Nanso nnipa a wɔtee asɛm no mu dodow no ara bɛyɛ sɛ mpemnum gyee asɛm no dii.

Ade kyee no, Yudafo mpanyin, mpanyimfo ne mmara no akyerɛkyerɛfo hyiae wɔ Yerusalem. Wɔhyiaa ɔsɔfo panyin Hana ne Kaiafa ne Yohane ne Aleksandro ne afoforo a wofi ɔsɔfo panyin no abusua mu. Wɔma wɔde asomafo baanu yii baa wɔn anim bisaa wɔn se, “Tumi bɛn anaa hena din na mode yɛɛ eyi?”

Petro a Honhom Kronkron ahyɛ no ma no buae se, “Ɔman mpanyimfo ne atitiriw, sɛ nnɛ mugyina ha bisa yɛn ade pa a yɛyɛ maa obubuafo no maa ne hɔ tɔɔ no no a, 10 ɛnne ɛsɛ sɛ mo ne Israelfo nyinaa hu sɛ, saa onipa a ogyina ha yi, ɛnam Yesu Kristo a ofi Nasaret a mobɔɔ no asɛnnua mu na Onyankopɔn nyanee no fii awufo mu no tumi mu na ne ho ayɛ no den. 11 Yesu ne onipa a Kyerɛwsɛm ka fa ne ho se, ‘Ɔbo a mo adansifo poe no abɛyɛ tweatibo’. 12 Ɔno nkutoo mu na nkwagye wɔ; efisɛ, edin biara nni wiase ha a nnipa nam so benya nkwagye.”

13 Ɛyɛɛ agyinatufo no ahodwiriw sɛ Petro ne Yohane a wonsuaa nhoma da na wɔyɛ nnipa teta no tumi kasa akokoduru so saa. Wohui sɛ saa asomafo yi ne Yesu nantewee. 14 Nnipa no antumi anka asɛm biara bio, efisɛ, wɔhui sɛ ɔbarima a na ne ho atɔ no no ne Petro ne Yohane gyina hɔ. 15 Wɔma wofii asɛnnii hɔ ma wɔdwennwenee asɛm no ho.

16 Wobisabisaa wɔn ho wɔn ho se, “Dɛn na yɛnyɛ saa nnipa yi? Obiara a ɔwɔ Yerusalem ha ate sɛ saa nnipa yi ayɛ anwonwade a yɛrentumi ntwa ho nkontompo. 17 Sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a saa nnipa yi remma saa asɛm yi ntrɛw nkɔ afoforo nkyɛn no, momma yɛmfrɛ wɔn, mmɔ wɔn kɔkɔ, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a wɔremmɔ Yesu din nkyerɛ obiara bio.”

18 Wɔfrɛɛ asomafo baanu yi bae, hyɛɛ wɔn sɛ wonni ho kwan biara sɛ wɔbɔ Yesu Kristo din anaa wɔkyerɛkyerɛ wɔ ne din mu.

19 Petro ne Yohane buaa wɔn se, “Sɛ yebetie Onyankopɔn anaa yebetie mo no, emu nea ɛwɔ he na eye? Mo ara mummua mfa. 20 Nea yɛahu ne nea yeate de, yɛren tumi nnyaa ho asɛnka.”

21 Agyinatufo no bɔɔ wɔn kɔkɔ bio gyaa wɔn, efisɛ, wɔannya biribiara annyina so antwe wɔn aso; afei nso na nnipa no nyinaa rekamfo Onyankopɔn wɔ asɛm a asi no ho. 22 Na ɔbarima a wɔnam anwonwa kwan so saa no yare no adi boro mfe aduanan.

Gyidifo no mpaebɔ

23 Wogyaa Petro ne Yohane pɛ, wɔkɔɔ gyidifo a aka no nkyɛn kɔkaa nea asɔfo mpanyin ne mpanyimfo no ka kyerɛɛ wɔn no kyerɛɛ wɔn.

24 Bere a wɔtee saa asɛm no, wɔn nyinaa bɔɔ mu bɔɔ mpae se, “Owura, Ɔbɔadeɛ a wobɔɔ ɔsoro, asase ne po ne biribiara a ɛwɔ mu, 25 wonam Honhom Kronkron so nam yɛn nena Dawid a ɔyɛ w’akoa no so ma ɔkae se, ‘Adɛn nti na Amanamanmufo bo fuw, adɛn nti na nnipa bɔ apoo hunu? 26 Asase so ahemfo sɔre gyina na atumfo bom tu agyina tia Awurade ne Agyenkwa no.’

27 “Ampa ara Herode ne Pontio Pilato ne Amanamanmufo ne Israel fo hyiae wɔ kurow kɛse yi mu sɔre tiaa Yesu a ɔyɛ Ɔsomfo Kronkron a wɔatew ne ho no. 28 Wohyia yɛɛ biribiara a wonam wo tumi ne wo pɛ so ahyɛ ato hɔ sɛ ɛbɛba mu no. 29 Afei, Awurade, hwɛ ahunahuna a wɔrehunahuna yɛn yi na ma yɛn a yɛyɛ w’asomfo yi mfa akokoduru nka w’asɛm yi. 30 Ma wo nsa so fa sa nyarewa, na fa wo somfo Kronkron Yesu Kristo din so yɛ nsɛnkyerɛnne ne anwonwade.”

31 Wɔbɔɔ mpae wiei no, faako a wohyiae hɔ wosowee. Honhom Kronkron bɛhyɛɛ wɔn nyinaa mama na wofii ase de akokoduru kaa Onyankopɔn asɛm.

Gyidifo no asetena

32 Gyidifo no nyinaa tenaa ase sɛ nnipa koro. Wɔn mu bi anka se n’ankasa ahode bi yɛ ne nkutoo de; biribiara a wɔwɔ no, wɔn nyinaa kyekyɛɛ mu pɛ fae. 33 Asomafo no nam tumi a emu yɛ den so dii Awurade Yesu wusɔre no ho adanse na Onyankopɔn hyiraa wɔn nyinaa.

34 Biribiara ho anhia obiara a ɔfra kuw no mu, efisɛ, wɔn a na wɔwɔ nsase ne afi no tontɔnee de sika a wonya fii mu no 35 brɛɛ asomafo no ma wɔkyekyɛe sɛnea ɛho hia obiara.

36 Yosef a na ɔyɛ Lewini a ofi Kipro, a na asomafo no frɛ no Barnaba, a asekyerɛ ne “Nkuranhyɛ Ba” no, 37 tɔn n’asase de sika a onyae no brɛɛ asomafo no.

Nkwa Asem (NA-TWI)

Akuapem Twi, dialect of Akan, Nkwa Asɛm Apam Foforo Ne Nnwom (Akuapem Twi New Testament and Psalms) Copyright © 2000 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Acts 4New International Version (NIV)

Peter and John Before the Sanhedrin

The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. They seized Peter and John and, because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day. But many who heard the message believed; so the number of men who believed grew to about five thousand.

The next day the rulers, the elders and the teachers of the law met in Jerusalem. Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and others of the high priest’s family. They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this?”

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, 10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. 11 Jesus is

“‘the stone you builders rejected,
    which has become the cornerstone.’[a]

12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. 14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say. 15 So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together. 16 “What are we going to do with these men?” they asked. “Everyone living in Jerusalem knows they have performed a notable sign, and we cannot deny it. 17 But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them to speak no longer to anyone in this name.”

18 Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! 20 As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

21 After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened. 22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.

The Believers Pray

23 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them. 25 You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David:

“‘Why do the nations rage
    and the peoples plot in vain?
26 The kings of the earth rise up
    and the rulers band together
against the Lord
    and against his anointed one.[b][c]

27 Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. 28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

The Believers Share Their Possessions

32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.

36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”), 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 4:11 Psalm 118:22
  2. Acts 4:26 That is, Messiah or Christ
  3. Acts 4:26 Psalm 2:1,2
New International Version (NIV)

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