Siswati 1996 (SWA96)
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Kuncotjwa kwema-Amoni nguSawula

111Nahashi, um-Amoni, wakhuphuka wayawuvimbetela iJabeshi Gileyadi. Onkhe emadvodza aseJabeshi amncenga atsi: “Yenta sivumelwane natsi, sitawuba tinceku takho.” 2Kodvwa Nahashi, um-Amoni, watsi: “Ngitasenta sivumelwane nani kuphela naningangivumela kutsi ngikupulute liso langasekudla kini nonkhe, kuze ngitsele lihlazo kuso sonkhe sive sema-Israyeli.”

3Baholi baseJabeshi batsi kuye: “Sinike emalanga lasikhombisa, kuze sitfumele emancusa kulo lonkhe leli laka-Israyeli; nakute lotasephula, sitatinikela kuwe.”

4Tatsi letigijimi natifika eGibeya kaSawula tibika ngaletincomo esiveni, sonkhe sive sakhala kakhulu, samemeta. 5Ngaleso sikhatsi Sawula abebuya emasimini, achuba tinkhabi takhe, wabuta watsi: “Kwente njani esiveni? Sive sikhalelani?” Base bamlandzisa ngako konkhe lokwakushiwo ngemadvodza aseJabeshi.

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11:6
Khu. 14:6
1 Sam. 10:10
Watsi Sawula nakakuva loko, Moya waSimakadze wehlela etikwakhe ngemandla lamakhulu, watfukutsela wabila. 7
11:7
Khu. 20:1
Watsatsa tinkhabi letimbili, watijuba ticucu, watfumela ngetigijimi licatsa ngalinye kulo lonkhe laka-Israyeli, timemetela titsi: “Nguloku-ke lokutakwentiwa etinkhabini tayo yonkhe indvodza lengalandzeli boSawula naSamuweli.” Kwesabeka kwaSimakaze kwehlela kubo bonkhe bantfu, bagucuka bonkhe baba njengemuntfu munye. 8Kwatsi Sawula nakababutsela eBhezeki, emadvodza aka-Israyeli aba ti-300 000, kwatsi bakaJuda baba ti-30 000.

9Batjela letigijimi letatifikile batsi: “Tjelani lamadvodza aseJabeshi Gileyadi nitsi: ‘Kusasa lilanga litawutsi licala kufutfumala, nine nitabe senikhululekile.’ ” Tatsi letigijimi natifika tikubika loko kulamadvodza aseJabeshi, ajabula kakhulu. 10Akhuluma kulama-Amoni atsi: “Kusasa sitatinikela kini, nitakwenta kitsi loko lokubonakala kukuhle kini.”

11Ngakusasa Sawula wahlela imphi yakhe, wayehlukanisa ticheme letintsatfu; kwatsi ekuseni nakudzabuka kusa batseleka enkambu yema-Amoni, bawagwaza bawabulala, laze lafutfumala lilanga. Kwatsi labo labaphunyula bahlakaka, kwabate namunye lobaleka nalomunye.

Kufakazeleka kwaSawula kutsi uyinkhosi

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11:12
1 Sam. 10:27
Bantfu bakhuluma kuSamuweli, batsi: “Ngubani-ke lona bekabuta atsi: ‘Sawula angabusa yini etikwetfu?’ Wabuyiseni lapha lawo madvodza, sitewabulala.”

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11:13
2 Sam. 19:22
Kodvwa Sawula watsi: “Kute namunye lotawubulawa lamuhla, ngobe lamuhla Simakadze uwephulile ema-Israyeli.”

14Samuweli wase ukhuluma kubantfu, watsi: “Wotani sihambe siye eGilgali siyewucinisa khona bukhosi.” 15Ngako sonkhe sive saya eGilgali, sayawucinisa khona kubekwa kwaSawula kutsi abe yinkhosi embikwaSimakadze. Ngulapho-ke lapho bafike benta imihlatjelo yekuthula“yekuthula” nome “yebudlelwane” embikwaSimakadze. Sawula naso sonkhe sive sema-Israyeli sajabula kakhulu ngalelo langa.