Ma bwo zǝ la nti’i nlanǝ nzhi anyù zu ma andzɛ̀rǝ̀ bi nswiŋǝ mbwo bwo mbǝ’ǝ Moo wu la. Ŋù ntsǝ̀̀mǝ̀ ti’i nyɛ’ɛ ntsù yi ma bwo zu’u anyù zu ma bǝ̀tsì bǝ nna bǐ swiŋǝ, la Màriyà a liŋǝ mǝ̀nyù mi mǝtsǝ̀mǝ̀ mǝmǝ̀ ntiŋǝ zhǝ mbonǝ nkwa’àtǝ̌.
Bǝ̀tsì bǝ nna bya ti’i mbu nkwi ghǝ̌ wwa nyii nghù’usǝ Nywe nkǝ nfyâ nlwenǝ̀ ghwe a mbwo zhə mbǝ’ǝ mǝnyù mǝ̀tsǝmǝ̀ ma bwo zu’u nkǝ nzǝ ma mǝ dzwi tsuŋǝ mbǝ zu ma bǝ ̂ swiŋǝ nǝ̀ bwo la.
Ma njwe dzwu dzwi nǝfâ ma bǝ̂ bǝ tswɛ’ɛ moo ku’u la bǝ chuwè ǝlwenǝ̀ yi nǝ Yesù, ma ǝ bǝ ǝ̀lwene wu ma andzɛ̀rǝ toŋǝ yi wu za’a bǝ̂ boŋǝ tu’unǝ yɛ.
When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, They took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, just as it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord, and to offer the sacrifice of a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons, in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord.
Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Christ of the Lord.
He came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him, He took him into his arms and blessed God, saying: “Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in sight of all the peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.”
The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, Tamoo bwo myamoo ti’i nyɛ’ɛ ntsù wwa nǝ ayɛ̀’ɛ̀sǝ̀ mǝzu’unǝ̌ anyù zu ma â swiŋǝ mbǝ̀’ǝ moo; Shimon ti’i nfwo wwa nkǝ nswiŋǝ a mbwo mma yì Màriyà ngǝ: “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted —and you yourself a sword will pierce— so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”
There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage, and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple, but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer. And coming forward at that very time, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem. When they had fulfilled all the prescriptions of the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.
Àbòŋnǝ̀ Yesu Kristò ma Lukasə̀ Ŋwà’anǝ̀ â ŋwa’arǝ. 2:22-40
All: Mәkwù’utәnә̀ dzwi a mbwo wwò, o Nfò wìi.
Ma njwe mǝ ŋwà’àsǝnǝ̀ wwa nǝ nòŋsǝ̀ Mose ǝ̂ chya la, bwo lǒ moo nghǝ̀ nǝ zhǝ fǝfǝ Yɛrǝsalə̀m mǝ fyânǝ̀ yi ambwo Nywè, mbǝ zu ma bǝ ŋwa’arǝ mǝmə ntǝ̀ǝ Nywè ngǝ: Bǝ̂ bǝ fya moo mǝmbaŋnǝ ntsǝ̀mǝ̀ ma a bǝ ǹchyambì moo a mbwo Nywè, â ndwenǝ̀ mǝ ghǝrǝ̀nǝ anyu zi bǝ boo bǝ sǝŋǝ bǝ bya mbǝ̀ zu ma bǝ niɲǝ mǝmə ntǝ̀ǝ Nywè.
Ŋù tsǝ dzwi fǝ Yɛrǝsalə̀̀m a fǝ’ǝ̀ wu wwa ma ǝ̀lwenǝ̀ yi bǝ Simiyon. Â bǝ ŋù ma â nwa’a nkǝ nghǝrǝ mǝ̀nyù nshi’inǝ̌, nkǝ nzwi’itǝ ŋu wu ma a yìi mǝ̀bosǝnǝ̀ mǝntiŋǝ mǝ bǝ bǝ̂ Izrayel. Àzhwe zǝ Ŋwà’ànǝ dzwi nu zhǝ. Azhwè Zǝ Ŋwà’ànǝ̀ tɛ̂ nghǝ̀rǝ̀ a zhi ngǝ a kàkə kwo tǝ̀ ngǝ à zǝ̌ Christò Moo Nywè. Àzhwe zǝ Ŋwà’anǝ lo yi a ghǝ ndya-nywe nghwe afǝ̀’ǝ wu ma bǝ̀tà bǝ moo mborə̀ Yesù yii nǝ̀ zhǝ mǝ ghǝ̀rǝnǝ̌ mbuŋǝ ala’a nu zhǝ mbǝ̀ zu ma ntǝ̀ǝ swiŋǝ. A ti’i nkwe moo nkwɛ̀’ɛ mbwo zhǝ nti’i nghu’usǝ Nywe nswiŋǝ ngǝ: Ətàà, boŋǝ ò mɛ’ɛ̀tǝ̀ ŋù fa’a wwò ghǝ nǝ mbônǝ̌ tsǝsoŋnǝ̀, mbǝ̀ zu ma abòŋnǝ̀ zhǝ swiŋǝ, mbǝ’ǝma mmi ma zǝ mǝ̀kwesǝnǝ̀ mwo, ma ô ka’a nshi bǝ bǝtsǝ̀mǝ̀, nka’a mǝ dǝ̀sǝnǝ̀ mǝnyù ambwo bǝ̀ bu ma bwo bikàkə bə bə̂ Dzus bə, nǝ aghu’usǝ̀ a mbwo bǝ̀ bǝ Izrayel ma bwo bǝ ǝbwo.
Tamoo bwo myamoo ti’i nyɛ’ɛ ntsù wwa nǝ ayɛ̀’ɛ̀sǝ̀ mǝzu’unǝ̌ anyù zu ma â swiŋǝ mbǝ̀’ǝ moo; Simiyon ti’i nfwo wwa nkǝ nswiŋǝ a mbwo mma yì Màriyà ngǝ: ”Zǝ, mǝ̀dzwinǝ̀ mǝ moo wi dǝ̀sǝ̀ ngǝ a bǝ lya ghǝ̀rǝ bǝ bâ nǝnǝ̀ fǝfǝ Izruyel wokǝ, bâ nǝnǝ̀ kǝ mbǝŋnǝ. A lyǝ kǝ bǝ alǝnsǝ̀ ma ǝ dzwi ma ǝ yìi nǝ adzwà’arǝ̀ a tǝtǝ̌ bǝ̀. Nə nga zhǝ̀ Màriyà , fǝ̀nywe bǝ lyǝ shǝ̀ wwo mǝ ngǝ mǝnyù mu ma mǝ dzwi mǝntiŋǝ bǝ̀ bâ nǝnǝ̀ mǝ yìi nshye.”
Mǝngyǝ̌ tsǝ kǝ ndzwi wu ma a nkǝ mbǝ ntuŋə̀ Nywè, ǝ̀lwenǝ̀ yi bǝ Anà moo ǝtaa Fanuwɛl ma a bǝ ŋù ala’à Ashìyà.A tɛ̌ mbǝ nlwènǝ̀ mǝngyě ma a zo’o nduŋǝ yi bwo zhǝ dzwi nǝ ǝ̀luŋǝ samba, a nti’i mbǝ nkwi titi ma a lwenǝ kù’ù ǝ̀luŋǝ mǝghǝmǝ nǝ̀fà nǝ nchǝ̀ nǝ̀kwà. Â bikakǝ ndyâ-nywè nghwe nwɛ, la ndzwi wu nǝ̀tu’u nǝ̀jwe nfya aghù’usǝ̀ a mbwo Nywe mǝmǝ ndzuŋǝ tǝ jyǝ. A ti’i kǝ̀ nyǐtǝ nshi fǝ̀’ǝ̀ wwa , nfya mǝyà a mbwo Nywè nkǝ mboŋnǝ mbǝ’ǝ̀ moo wi a mbwo bǝ̀ bǝ̀tsǝmǝ̀ bu ma bwo kǝ tsi mǝkwǝsǝnǝ̀ mǝ̀ Yɛrǝsalǝ̀m.
Bwo mitǝ mǝ̀nyù mǝtsǝ̀mǝ mbǝ̀ zu ma ntǝ̀ǝ Nywe dǝ̌, nti’i mbu kwi nghǝ wwa nchya Galìli nti’i ghǝ nǝ zha àla’à ma a bǝ Nazaretə̀. Moo ti’i nkwe ntentǝ, nlǔ nǝ mǝ̀tsǐ, Nywè dzwi nǝ̀ zhǝ.
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear. The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.”
So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph,
and the infant lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child. All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the shepherds. And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart. Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as it had been told to them.
The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at what ̧was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” But Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?” And the angel said to her in reply, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.” And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren; for nothing will be impossible for God. Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.
A man named John was sent from God. He came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to testify to the light. And this is the testimony of John. When the Jews from Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to him to ask him, “Who are you?” He admitted and did not deny it, but admitted, “I am not the Christ.” So they asked him, “What are you then? Are you Elijah?” And he said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” He answered, “No.” So they said to him, “Who are you, so we can give an answer to those who sent us? What do you have to say for yourself?” He said: “I am the voice of one crying out in the desert, ‘make straight the way of the Lord,’” as Isaiah the prophet said.” Some Pharisees were also sent. They asked him, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ or Elijah or the Prophet?” John answered them, “I baptize with water; but there is one among you whom you do not recognize, the one who is coming after me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie.” This happened in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
Àbòŋnǝ̀YesuKristò ma Dzonǝ̀Ŋwà’anǝ â Ŋwa’arǝ. 1:6-8, 19-28
All: Nghu’usǝ dzwi a mbwo wwò o Nfò wìi.
Nywè â chyasǝ ŋu tsǝ̀ ma ǝ̀lwenǝ̀ yi bǝ Dzonǝ̀. A yii a ma mbiŋǝ ndzǝ̀mǝ̀ nkà’à, mǝ ngǝ ŋù ntsǝmǝ̀ biŋǝ bǝ’ǝ yɛ. A bikàkǝ nkà’a wu bǝ̌ la nyii mǝ biŋnǝ ndzǝmǝ̀ nkà’à wu.
Li ti’i mbǝ mbǝ̀ zu ma Dzonǝ̀ a biŋǝ la. Â bǝ fǝ̀’ǝ̀ wu ma bǝ̀ bǝ Dzusǝ̀ bu ma bwo fu fǝfǝ Yɛrǝsalǝ̀m chyasǝ bǝ̀ farà bwo bǝ ngaŋǝ ntǝǝ nu zhǝ ngǝ bwo biŋsǝ yi ngǝ, “Ò bǝ a wǝ? Dzonǝ kakǝ ntsɛ̀rǝ swiŋǝ la mbiŋǝ nswiŋǝ ngǝ, “Mǝ̀ bikàkǝ Kristò bǝ.” Bwo bu mbiŋsǝ yi ngǝ, “Ò ti’i mbǝ a wǝ? Ò bǝ a Èlayidzà?” A swiŋǝ ngǝ, “Mǝ̀ bikakǝ zhǝ bǝ.” Bwo bitǝ mbiŋsǝ ngǝ, “O bǝ a Ntuŋǝ̀ Nywe? A kwe ngǝ, “Ngaŋǝ.” Əlya bwo bitǝ̀ biŋsǝ̀ ngǝ , “Ò ti’i mbǝ â wǝ a bi ghǝ nfi’itǝ̀ a mbwo bǝ̀ bu ma bwo tuŋǝ wii li lǝ? Ò dzwi nǝ̀ kǝ̀ mǝswiŋnǝ̀ mbǝ’ǝ atyembǝ̀ŋǝ̀ zhǝ?” Dzonǝ swiŋǝ ngǝ, ‘Mǝ̀ mbǝ ŋù wu ma njì zhi kî adi’i waŋsǝ nshyǝ ngǝ, “Ghǝ̀rǝ mânduŋǝ Nfo a chinǝ,’ mbǝ̀ zu ma Ntuŋǝ̀ Nywe Àzayà â swiŋǝ.”
Bǝ̌ kǝ mbu tuŋǝ bǝ̀ Faràsi bǎtsǝ. Bwo yii mbiŋsǝ yi ngǝ, “Ò ti’i mfya nkyì a ngǝ kǝ̀ ma boŋǝ ò ka Kristo kǝ̀ Elayidzà kǝ̀ Ntuŋǝ Nywe bǝ? Dzonǝ kwe ngǝ, “Mǝ mfya nkyì nǝ nkyǐ; la ŋù tsǝ dzwi a tǝtǝ bu ma nǝ̀ kikàkǝ yi zhi, ŋù wu ma a yìi ndzǝmǝ mwo, ŋù maboŋǝ mǝ̀kakǝ mǝ̀nkɛ̀rǝ̀ mǝ ntamǝ myi fǐtǝ̀. Anyù zi chya a fǝfə ndzenǝ̀ nkyi Dzodanǝ̀ fǝ Betani, adi’i wu ma Dzonǝ̀ kǝ fya nkyi wu la.
The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at what ̧was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
But Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?” And the angel said to her in reply, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.” And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren; for nothing will be impossible for God.Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.
Àbòŋnǝ̀ YesuKristò ma LukasəŊwà’anǝ̀ â ŋwa’arǝ. 1:26-38
All: Mәkwu’utәnә̀ dzwi a mbwo wwò, o Nfò wìi.
Nywè â chaysǝ andzɛ̀rǝ̀ yi Gabriyà a fǝ nǝkwurǝ nǝ Nazarètə fǝfǝ ala’a Galìli, a mbwo mǝngònǝ̀ mǝngye tsǝ̀ ma ŋù tsǝ̀ ma ǝ̀lwenǝ̀ yi bǝ Yòsebǝ̀ moo Dàvitǝ̀ â kû wu tyǝ. Ə̀lwenǝ̀ mǝngonǝ̀ mǝ̀ngye wi bǝ Màriyà. Andzɛ̀rǝ̀ wi yìi nswiŋǝ a mbwo Mariyà ngǝ, “Mǝ ntsɛ’ɛtǝ wwo, ò luu nǝ̀ grashà, Nywè a dzwi nǝ̀ wwo” Màriyà a mbo susu mǝzu’unǝ abòŋnǝ̀ zi, nti’i nyɛ̀’ɛtǝ̀ nwi’itǝ ntiŋǝ zhǝ ngǝ zǐ ǝ̀tsɛ̀’ɛ̀tǝ̀ dǝ li ngǝ kǝ̀ lǝ . Andzɛ̀rə̀ wi ti’ì nswiŋǝ a mbwo zhǝ ngǝ “Màriyà, kǝ nǝ bo, mbǝ’ǝma Nywè à koŋǝ wwo susu.” Linǝ̌, ò bǝ̂ tu’unǝ ǝ jwe moo mǝ̀mbaŋnǝ̌ ǝ chwe alwenǝ̀ yi nǝ Yesù. A bǝ̂ bǝ ŋu ngwe, bǝ toŋǝ yi nǝ Moo Ətàa wu ma à gha’a nchya bǝ bǝtsǝ̀mǝ̀. A bǝ nunǝ linǝ̀ achǝ ndyâ Yakobǝ̀ aghǝ̀mǝ̀ ntsǝ̀mǝ̀, a ala’a nǝfònǝ̀ zhi lyǝ kàkǝ mye ._
Màriyà a swiŋǝ a mbwo andzɛ̀rǝ̀ wi ŋgǝ, “A bǝ dwi li la ma mǝ bikàkǝ mǝmbaŋnǝ̀ zhi li?” Andzɛ̀rǝ̀ a kwe a mbwo zhǝ ngǝ, “Azhwè zǝ Nwà’anǝ bǝ tso nnu wwò, a mǝ̀tenǝ̀ mǝ Ətàa wu ma à gha’a ncya bǝ bǝtsǝ̀mǝ̀ shwi’i nkwusǝ wwo. Əlya, bǝ̂ bǝ toŋǝ moo wu ma ò bǝ jwe nǝ Ŋwà’anǝ̀, Moo Nywè. “Zǝ, ndǝ̀mǝ wwò Alisabenǝ̀ a tu’unǝ moo nǝlwenǝ zhǝ, li tɛ̂ mbǝ bǝŋorǝ bi ntuu la ma bǝ̂ kǝ toŋǝ yi nǝ dòŋǝ̀. Boŋǝ anyu daŋǝ kakǝ Nywe chya.” Màriyà swiŋǝ ngǝ, ” Linǝ, mǝ̀ mbǝ ŋù fa’a Nywè . A dzwi nǝ mwò tsuŋ ma ò swiŋǝ.” Andzɛ̀rǝ̀ ti’ì mɛ’ɛtǝ yɛ.
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way. A voice of one crying out in the desert: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” John the Baptist appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. People of the whole Judean countryside and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins. John was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He fed on locusts and wild honey. And this is what he proclaimed: “One mightier than I is coming after me. I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals.