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Hebrifo 12 Nkwa Asem (NA-TWI)

Yɛn agya Nyankopɔn

12 Yɛn de, yɛwɔ adansefo bebree a wɔatwa yɛn ho ahyia. Momma yɛntwe yɛn ho mfi akwansiwde nyinaa ne bɔne a akyekyere yɛn denneenen no nyinaa ho na yɛnyere yɛn ho ntu mmirikakansi a ɛda yɛn anim no.

Momma yɛmfa yɛn ani nto Yesu a yɛn gyidi mfitiase ne n’awiei gyina ne so no so. Asɛnnua no nti, wampa abaw. Esiane anigye a na ɛretwɛn no no nti, animguasewu a owuu wɔ asɛnnua so no anhaw no. Enti mprempren ɔte Onyankopɔn ahengua no nifa so. Dwen ɔhaw a ɔfaa mu no ho sɛ nnipa nnebɔneyɛfo tan a wɔtan no nso, otumi gyinaa ano no. Ɛno nti mommpa abaw. Na sɛ moko tia bɔne a, na monko ntiaa sɛ mo mogya begu.

Onyankopɔn asotwe fata yɛn

Mo werɛ afi nkuranhyɛsɛm a Onyankopɔn ka kyerɛɛ mo sɛ ne mma no se, “Me ba, sɛ Awurade twe w’aso a, tie no yiye, na sɛ ɔka w’anim a, mpa abaw. Efisɛ, obiara a Awurade pɛ n’asɛm no, na ɔtwe n’aso, na nea ɔfa no sɛ ɔba no, na ɔhwe no mmaa.”

Amanehunu biara a ɛbɛto mo no, munnhinhim na momfa no sɛ Agya no nteɛso, efisɛ, mo amanehunu no kyerɛ nteɛso a Onyankopɔn reteɛ mo so sɛ ne mma. Ɔba bi wɔ hɔ a n’agya nteɛ ne so da? Sɛ wanteɛ mo so sɛ ne mma no bi a, na ɛkyerɛ sɛ monyɛ ne mma kann. Sɛ yɛn agyanom a wɔwɔ asase so twee yɛn aso ma yebuu wɔn a, mpɛn ahe na ɛnsɛ sɛ yɛbrɛ yɛn ho ase ma honhom mu Agya no na yetumi tena ase? 10 Yɛn agyanom a wɔwɔ asase so ha twee yɛn aso sɛnea wɔpɛ bere tiaa bi. Nanso yɛn yiyedi nti, Onyankopɔn yɛɛ saa sɛnea yɛn ho bɛtew. 11 Sɛ wɔtwe yɛn aso a, ɛma yɛn werɛ how saa bere no mu na yɛn ani nnye. Na akyiri yi no, wɔn a wɔnam saa asotwe no so nya wɔn ho ntease no sow asomdwoe aba, tena ase trenee mu.

12 Monteɛteɛ nsa ne nkotodwe a emu agugow no mu. 13 Munsiesie akwan na momfa so, na mpakye anyɛ mmubuafo, na mmom wɔasa wɔn yare.

14 Mo ne nnipa nyinaa ntena ase asomdwoe mu, na mommɔ mmɔden ntena ase trenee mu. Anyɛ saa a, morenhu Awurade. 15 Monhwɛ yiye na mo mu bi annan n’akyi ankyerɛ Onyankopɔn adom no. Monhwɛ yiye na mo mu bi anyɛ sɛ afifide a ɛyɛ nwene a enyin ma ne bɔnwema no haw afoforo. 16 Monhwɛ yiye na mo mu bi anyɛ nguamanfo ne obi a ɔmfɛre Onyankopɔn sɛ Esau a obuu n’ani guu n’agyapade so tɔn n’abakan de gyee aduan no. 17 Na afei eduu bere bi a ɔpɛe sɛ ne nsa ka n’agya hɔ nhyira no, ɔde kamee no no. Ɛwom sɛ ɔde nisu peree sɛ wanya adwensakra de, nanso anyɛ ye.

Onyankopɔn anuonyam

18 Munhyiaa nneɛma a ɛyɛ hu, ogyaframa, awerɛhow, esum ne ahum sɛnea Israelfo no hyiae Sinai bepɔw no so bere a Onyankopɔn de ne mmara no mae no. 19 Efisɛ, na wɔrebɔ torobɛnto denneenen a ɛnne bi a ɛreka kasa a ɛyɛ hu nenam mu enti nnipa no srɛɛ Onyankopɔn sɛ onnyae kasa, 20 efisɛ, na wontumi nni mmara a na ɛka se, “Sɛ mpo aboa koraa de ne ho ka bepɔw no a, ɛsɛ sɛ wosiw no abo kum no” no so. 21 Na beae hɔ yɛ hu ara kosii sɛ Mose kae se, “Misuro, na me ho popo.”

22 Na mo de, moaba Sion Bepɔw so ne Onyankopɔn a ɔte ase no kurow, ɔsoro soro Yerusalem a ɔsoro abɔfo mpempem wɔ mu no mu. 23 Moaba Onyankopɔn asafo mma dedaw a, wɔn ani gye wɔn ho a wɔakyerɛw wɔn din wɔ soro no mu. Moaba Onyankopɔn a ɔyɛ nnipa nyinaa temmufo ne atreneefo a wɔayɛ wɔn pɛ no mu. 24 Moaba Yesu a ɔhyehyɛɛ apam foforo ne mogya a wɔapete a ɛka nneɛma pa ho asɛm sen Habel mogya no ho.

25 Monhwɛ mo ho so yiye na moammu mo ani angu asɛm a ɔka so. Wɔn a wɔkaa Asɛmpa no kyerɛɛ wɔn na wɔantie no anguan. Na ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na yɛatumi aguan afi nea ɔkasa fi soro ho? 26 Ne nne wosow asase saa bere no, nanso mprempren wahyɛ bɔ sɛ, “Ɛnyɛ asase nko na mɛsan awosow no, na mɛwosow soro nso bio saa ara.” 27 Nsɛm “Nso bio saa ara” no da no adi pefee sɛ ɔbɛwosow nneɛma a wɔbɔe no na atutu afi wɔn ananmu na nneɛma a wɔanwosow no no aka.

28 Momma yɛnna so ase, efisɛ, yɛanya ahenni a wɔwosow no a ɛnyɛ ye. Momma yɛn ani nsɔ na yɛmfa ɔkwan a ɛbɛsɔ Onyankopɔn ani a ɛyɛ nidi ne suro so nsom no, 29 efisɛ, nokware, yɛn Nyankopɔn yɛ ogya a ɛhyew na ɛsɛe ade.

Nkwa Asem (NA-TWI)

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Hebrews 12 New International Version (NIV)

12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

God Disciplines His Children

In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says,

“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,
    and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
because the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
    and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”[a]

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! 10 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13 “Make level paths for your feet,”[b] so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

Warning and Encouragement

14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. 16 See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. 17 Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. Even though he sought the blessing with tears, he could not change what he had done.

The Mountain of Fear and the Mountain of Joy

18 You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; 19 to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them, 20 because they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.”[c] 21 The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, “I am trembling with fear.”[d]

22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

25 See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? 26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”[e] 27 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”[f]

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 12:6 Prov. 3:11,12 (see Septuagint)
  2. Hebrews 12:13 Prov. 4:26
  3. Hebrews 12:20 Exodus 19:12,13
  4. Hebrews 12:21 See Deut. 9:19.
  5. Hebrews 12:26 Haggai 2:6
  6. Hebrews 12:29 Deut. 4:24
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