Lesson 001

Dear Fellow Believers:
Etẹn Ni Ghaan:

As worshippers of Jehovah, we love his Word, the Bible.
Ne ima na re eguọmwadia e Jehova, Ẹmwẹ ọghẹe nọ re Baibol keghi yẹẹ ima.

We are convinced that it provides accurate history, reliable guidance for living, and heartwarming evidence of Jehovah’s love for the human family.
Ma yayi wẹẹ, te okha hia ni rre uwu e Baibol gele sunu, ma vbe yayi wẹẹ, adia ni rre uwu ẹre keghi re ne ima gha gele sẹtin hẹnhẹn egbe yan kevbe wẹẹ, emwi hia ni rre uwu e Baibol, suigiẹ yọ wẹẹ, e Jehova hoẹmwẹ ima ne emwa nagbọn.

We deeply desire to help others learn the precious truths contained in God’s Word.
Ma wa hoo ne ima ru iyobọ ne emwa ọvbehe, ne iran do rẹn ẹmwata ne kpataki ni rre Ẹmwẹ Ọghe Osanobua.

To that end, we are very pleased to make available this book, Lessons You Can Learn From the Bible.
Ọna ẹre ọ si ẹre ne ima na ya oghọghọ rhie ebe na ladian nọ re, “Iruẹmwi Ni Rre Uwu E Baibol.

Allow us to tell you a little about it.”
Lahọ gi ima tama uwa emwi eso ni rre uwu ebe na.

For the most part, this book has been prepared with children in mind.
Ibiẹka ẹre a wa rhunmwuda re gbẹn ebe na.

However, it can also be used to help adults who desire to learn more about the Bible.
Sokpan a gha vbe sẹtin yae ru iyobọ ne eniwanrẹn ni hoo ne iran rẹn e Baibol sayọ.

And since the Bible is a book for everyone, no doubt all of us will benefit from reviewing its lessons, which can help us to be truly happy.
Ugbẹnvbe a miẹn wẹẹ ebe ẹvbo ohoho ẹre Baibol khin, ima hia gha miẹn emwi nibun ruẹ vbọ, nọ gha ya ima gha sọyẹnmwẹ.

Using accounts from the Bible, this book tells the story of the human family from creation onward.
Okha ọghe ima ne emwa nagbọn ke ẹghẹ omuhẹn gha dee ẹre ebe na guan kaan.

Every effort has been made to present the Bible accounts in a clear and simple manner and, as far as possible, in the order in which they occurred.
Te a wa hia na gbẹn ebe na vbe odẹ ne khuẹrhẹ, ne emwa hia gha sẹtin rẹn otọre, kevbe wẹẹ te a wa mwamwa okha hia ni rrọọ zẹvbe nọ ya sunu ọkade ọkade.

This book, however, does more than merely relate Bible accounts.
Ẹi wa re okha ọkpa ẹre ọ rre ebe na.

Both the text and the artwork have been prepared in a way that brings the Bible accounts to life and captures the feelings of those depicted.
Evba gbẹnnẹ ye ebe na kevbe avbe efoto ni rrọọ keghi re na mwamwaẹn vbe odẹ nọ gha ru iyobọ ne ima ya gha ghee avbe okha na, vbene a miẹn wẹẹ ima ghaa rre evba vbe ọ sunu. Ọ gha vbe ru iyobọ ne ima ya rẹn vbene ọ ghaa ye iran hẹ ighẹ emwa ni rre nene okha.

This publication helps us to see how the Bible is a book about people—those who obeyed Jehovah and those who did not.
Ebe na gha ru iyobọ ne ima ya rẹn wẹẹ, emwa ẹre Baibol mobọ guan kaẹn—ke emwa ni họn ẹmwẹ ne Jehova kevbe emwa ni ma họn ẹmwẹ nẹ.

And it prompts us to draw lessons from their examples.
Ebe na gha ru iyobọ ne ima, ne ima ya miẹn ẹwaẹn vbe igiemwi ọghe iran.

The book is divided into 14 sections.
Abọ 14 ẹre ọ rre ebe na.

At the beginning of each section is a summary of some of the lessons that we can learn.
Omuhẹn ọghe dọmwadẹ abọ ni rre ebe na keghi mwẹ ifiẹmwẹ eso na ya gbe ẹre ọrriẹ ighẹ emwi na khian miẹn ruẹ vbe nene abọ.

If you are a parent, you might read a lesson with your child and discuss the related artwork.
Adeghẹ evbibiẹ ọmọ ẹre u khin, u sẹtin tie iruẹmwi ọkpa ma ovbuẹ vbọ, uwa ghi vbe ziro yan avbe efoto ni rrọọ.

Then the two of you could read the Bible passages that the lesson is based on.
Vbe iyeke ọni, uwa sẹtin vbe tie ako ọghe Evbagbẹn Nọhuanrẹn ne iruẹmwi nii hẹnhẹn egbe yan.

Help your child to connect what he or she reads in the Bible with the lesson in the book.
Ru iyobọ ne ovbuẹ, ne ọ ya rẹn vbene emwi ne ọ tie re vbe Evbagbẹn Nọhuanrẹn ya guaẹro hẹ ighẹ emwi nọ miẹn ruẹ vbe nene ebe.

A similar approach may be effective when helping an adult to get an overview of the Bible’s message.
A gha vbe sẹtin loo obẹlẹ na, vbe a gha ya ebe na gu enọwanrẹn ruẹ emwi.

It is our hope that this publication will help all righthearted ones—young and old—to learn from God’s Word and to apply its lessons in their life.
Ma yaro yọ wẹẹ ebe na gha ru iyobọ ne emwa hia ni mwẹ ekhọe esi—ke ibiẹka ke eniwanrẹn—ne iran ya gha ruẹ Evbagbẹn Nọhuanrẹn kevbe ne iran gha rhie emwi ne iran ruẹ ye uyinmwẹ.

As a result, they too can worship him as members of his beloved family.
Ọna gha ru iyobọ ne iran, ne iran ya gha re ọkpa vbe ẹgbẹe ni koko ga Osanobua vbe uhunmwu otagbọn hia.

Your brothers,
Etẹn uwa,

Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Ẹbu Nọ Su Ọghe Avbe Osẹe Jehova