Sesotho 1989 (SO) (SSO89SO)
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Bagibeone ba thetsa Joshua

91Ha dikgosi tsohle tse kamose wane ho Jorodane, le tse maralleng, le tse diphuleng, le tse lebopong lohle la Lewatle le Leholo, kapele ho Lebanone, e leng tsa Bahete, le tsa Baamore, le tsa Bakanana, le tsa Baperise, le tsa Bahife, le tsa Bajebuse, di utlwa ditaba tsena, 2tsa ba ntsweleng, tsa ikopanya mmoho ho lwantsha Joshua le Baiseraele.

3Empa ha baahi ba Gibeone ba utlwa seo Joshua a se entseng Jeriko, le Ai, 4ba loha mano. Ba tsamaya ba ikgakantse jwalokaha eka ke baromuwa, ba bofa mekotla e tsofetseng ditonking tsa bona, le makuka a tsofetseng a veine, a seng a ile a phatloha, a ba a rokwa. 5Ba rwala meqathatso e tsofetseng, e seng e rokilwe. Diaparo tsa bona e ne e le tse namphaneng; ba nkile mofao wa bohobe bo dikokotwana, bo hlobo.

6Ba fihla ho Joshua, diahelong tsa hae, Gilegale, ba re ho yena le ho banna ba Iseraele: “Re tswa naheng e hole, mme re kopa hore o etse selekane le rona.”

7Banna ba Baiseraele ba re ho Bahife bana: “Mohlomong le ntse le phela haufi le rona. Jwale re ka etsa selekane le lona jwang?”Phal. 23:32
34:12
Dipo. 7:2

8Ba araba Joshua, ba re: “Re bahlanka ba hao.”

Joshua a ba botsa hape, a re: “Le bo-mang? Hona le tswa kae?”

9Ba mo araba, ba re: “Bahlanka ba hao ba tswa naheng e hole, ka baka la lebitso la Morena Modimo wa lona, hobane re utlwile botumo ba hae, le tsohle tseo a di entseng Egepeta. 10Re utlwile le seo a se entseng ho dikgosi tse pedi tsa Baamore, tse neng di le kamose wane ho Jorodane, e leng Sihone, kgosi ya Heshebone, le Oge, kgosi ya Bashane, ya neng a ahile Ashetarote.Dipa. 21:21-35
11Jwale baholo ba setjhaba sa rona, le baahi bohle ba naha ya rona, ba re: ‘Nkang mofao, le tsamaye, le yo ba kgahlanyetsa, le re ho bona: Re bahlanka ba lona, mme re le kopa ho etsa selekane le rona.’ 12Bohobe bona ba rona bo ne bo sa tjhesa ha re bo nka malapeng a rona, re etsa mofao, mohla letsatsi leo ka lona re neng re kena leetong la ho tla ho wena, empa jwale ako bone: Bo se bo le dikokotwana, bo le hlobo. 13Makuka ana a veine a ne a le matjha ha re a tlatsa, empa jwale ako bone: A se a phatlohile. Diaparo tsena tsa rona, le meqathatso ena ya rona, di se di tsofetse ka baka la ho tsamaya leeto le lelelele hakana.”

14Banna ba Baiseraele ba ngwatha mofao wa baeti, empa ba se ke ba batla keletso ya Morena. 15Joshua a etsa kgotso le bona, a ba a etsa selekane le bona sa hore a ke ke a ba bolaya. Mahosana le wona a ba hlapanyetsa.

16Kamora matsatsi a mararo ba entse selekane le bona, Baiseraele ba utlwela hore setjhaba sena se haufi le bona, se ahelane le bona. 17Bana ba Iseraele ba tswela pele leetong, mme ka letsatsi la boraro ba fihla metseng ya setjhaba sena. Metse ya sona e ne e le Gibeone, le Kefira, le Beerote, le Kiriate-Jearime. 18Empa bana ba Iseraele ba se ke ba ba bolaya, hobane mahosana a setjhaba a ne a hlapanyeditse Bagibeone ka Morena Modimo wa Iseraele. Setjhaba sohle sa korotlela mahosana.

19Mahosana wohle a re ho setjhaba sohle: “Kaha re ba hlapanyeditse ka Morena Modimo wa Iseraele, re ke ke ra ba ntsha kotsi. 20Re tla ba etsa tjena: Re tla ba tlohela ba phele, esere ra itlisetsa kgalefo, ka baka la kano eo re neng re ba hlapanyetse yona.” 21Mahosana a boela a re ho setjhaba: “A re ba tloheleng ba phele, e le hore e tle e be bona ba rwallelang setjhaba sena sohle patsi, ba se kgellang metsi.” Setjhaba sa etsa jwalokaha mahosana a boletse.

22Joshua a bitsa Bagibeone, a bua le bona, a re: “Ke hobaneng le ileng la re thetsa, la re le tswa hole, empa le ntse le ahelane le rona? 23Ka baka lena he, le rohakehile, mme ha le ka ke la phetsa ho ba makgoba a rwallelang ntlo ya Modimo wa ka patsi, a e kgellang metsi.”

24Ba araba Joshua, ba re: “Bahlanka ba hao ba ile ba bolellwa kamoo Morena Modimo wa lona, a ileng a laela Moshe, mohlanka wa hae, hore a le nee naha ena yohle, mme le bolaye baahi ba yona ba kapele ho lona. Ka baka leo, re ile ra tshaba hore le tla re bolaya, mme ke ka hona re entseng hona. 25Bona mona, re matsohong a hao, seo o bonang hore se lokile, wena o re etse sona.”

26Joshua a etsa jwalo, a ba lopolla matsohong a bana ba Iseraele, mme bona ba se ke ba ba bolaya. 27Empa ho tloha ka lona letsatsi leo, Joshua a ba etsa makgoba a rwallelang setjhaba patsi, a se kgellang metsi, le a rwallelang aletare ya Morena patsi, le a e kgellang metsi sebakeng seo Morena a tla se kgetha, ho fihlela kajeno-ya-bokajeno.