Tshivenda 1998 (VEN98)
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141Muṅwe musi Jonathani ṅwana wa Saulo a vhudza muṱhannga we a vha o mu hwalela zwihali a ri, “Iḓani ri wetshele kha gomane ya Vhafilista.” Hone Jonathani a si vhudze khotsi awe ayo mafhungo.

2Saulo o vha e Migironi masakhani a Gibia, o dzula fhasi ha mugranada. O vha e na vhanna vhane vha nga vha 600. 3

14:3
1 Sam. 4:21
1:3
Tshifhe o ambaraho luvhemba lwa u pakata o vha e Ahia, ṅwana wa mukomana wa Ikhabodo, ane a pfi Ahitubu, ṅwana wa Finiasi, ṅwana wa Eli, tshifhe wa Muṋe washu muḓini wa Shilo. Vhanna avho vho vha vha sa ḓivhi uri Jonathani o ṱuwa.

4Ho vha hu na luwa masia oṱhe a phara ye Jonathani a vha a tshi ṱoḓa u fhira khayo uri a swike kha gomane ya Vhafilista, luṅwe lwo vha lu tshi pfi Botsetse, luṅwe lu tshi pfi Sene. 5Luṅwe lwo vha lu thungo ya devhula lwo livhana na Mikhimashi, luṅwe lu thungo ya tshipembe lwo livhana na Geba.

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14:6
Rangap. 7:2-7
Liv. 26:7-8
Jonathani a vhudza muṱhanngana o mu hwalelaho zwihali a ri, “Iḓani ri wetshele mishashani ya mashuvhuru haaḽa. Khamusi Muṋe washu u ḓo ri farisa. A hu na tshine tsha kundisa Muṋe washu u tshidza vhathu, a nga vha tshidza nga vhathu vhanzhi, kana a vha tshidza nga vha si gathi.”

7Muhwali wawe wa zwihali a ri, “Nga vha ite zwoṱhe zwi re mbiluni yavho. Nga vha fhire phanḓa, ndi na vhone nga mbilu yanga yoṱhe.”

8Jonathani a ri, “Zwino iḓani, nga ri wetshele seli ri ye kha havhaḽa vhanna uri vha ri vhone. 9Arali vha amba na riṋe vha ri, ‘Imani henefho ri vhuye ri swike kha inwi,’ ri ḓo ima henefho hune ra vha hone, ra si ye khavho. 10Hone arali vha ri, ‘Iḓani ngeno!’ ri ḓo gonya ra ya, ngauri itsho tshi ḓo vha tshone tshiga tsha uri Muṋe washu o vha kumedza zwanḓani zwashu.”

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14:11
1 Sam. 13:6
Ndi hone vhuvhili havho vha tshi ḓisumbedza vha vhonwa nga Vhafilista. Vhafilista vha ri, “Vhonani! Vhaheberu vho bva milindini ye vha dzumbana khayo.” 12Vhanna vha gomane vha vhidzelela Jonathani na muhwali wa zwihali zwawe vha ri, “Iḓani ngeno, ri ḓo ni sumbedza.”

Ndi hone Jonathani a tshi vhudza muhwali wa zwihali zwawe a ri, “Ntevheleni, Muṋe washu o vha kumedza zwanḓani zwa Vhaisraele.”

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14:13
2 Sam. 1:23
Jonathani a gonya a tshi tou kokovha nga zwanḓa na ṋayo, muhwali wa zwihali zwawe a tshi khou mu tevhela. Jonathani a dzhena Vhafilista nga pfumo a vha kunda, muhwali wa zwihali zwawe a tevhela, a vhulaha vho waho. 14Kha nndwa iyo ya u thoma Jonathani na muhwali wawe wa zwihali vha vhulaha vhanna vha 20 fhethu hune ha nga ita hafu ya hekhitha. 15Ndi hone gomane yoṱhe i tshi farwa nga nyofho, vha re mishashani na shangoni, vhalindi na vhaṱanguli, na fhasi ha dzinginyea. Idzo dzo vha dzi nyofho dzo ḓiswaho nga Mudzimu.

Vhafilista vha tshi kundwa

16Vhalindi vha Saulo vha re Gibia shangoni ḽa Benyamini vha vhona hu na vilinga Vhafilista vha tshi gidimela ngeno na ngei. 17Ndi hone Saulo a tshi vhudza vhanna vhe vha vha vhe nae a ri, “Vhalani vhahali ni vhone vha siho.” Vha tshi vhala vha wana uri Jonathani na muṱhannga wawe wa u hwala zwihali a vhaho. 18

14:18
1 Sam. 4:3-4
Ndi hone Saulo a tshi amba na tshifhe Ahia a ri, “Ḓisani luvhemba lwa u pakata.” Misi iyo mbulungelo ya Mudzimu yo vha i na Vhaisraele. 19Musi Saulo a tshi kha ḓi amba na tshifhe, vilinga ḽi re mishashani ya Vhafilista ḽa ḓi hulela. Saulo a vhudza tshifhe a ri, “A hu tshee na tshifhinga tsha u ṱwa ri tshi vhudzisa Muṋe washu!”

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14:20
Rangap. 7:22
Ndi hone na Saulo na vhanna vhawe vhoṱhe vha tshi kuvhangana, vha dzhena nndwani. Vha wana Vhafilista vho vilingana tshoṱhe, vha tshi vho rungana nga tshavho. 21Vhaheberu vhaḽa vhe u rangani vha vha vhe na Vhafilista vhó gonya navho mishashani yavho, vha vhuelela ha Vhaisraele vhe vha vha vhe na Saulo na Jonathani. 22
14:22
1 Sam. 13:6
Musi Vhaisraele vhoṱhe vhe vha vha vho dzumbama mivhunduni ya Efraimi vha tshi pfa uri Vhafilista vha khou shavha, na vhone vha dzhena iyo nndwa vha vha pandamedza. 23Musi wonoyo Muṋe washu a tshidza Vhaisraele. Nndwa ya lwiwa ya vhuya ya fhira Bethe Avene.

Jonathani a tshi ḽa mutoli

24Zwino Vhaisraele vho vhaisala heḽo ḓuvha nge Saulo a vha o vhofha vhathu nga muano, a ri, “Khombo nga i wele munna ane a ḽa zwiḽiwa ḽi sa athu kovhela, ndi sa athu lifhedza maswina anga!” Zwenezwo ha si vhe na muthihi wa vhahali we a kwama zwiḽiwa. 25Mmbi yoṱhe ya swika ḓakani ho ḓalaho ṋotshi, zwigili zwo ḓala mutoli. 26Musi vha tshi wana ṋotshi vha vhona dzo ḓala, naho zwo ralo ha si vhe na we a longa tshithu mulomoni, ngauri vho vha vha tshi ofha zwe vha ana. 27Huno Jonathani o vha a songo zwi pfa uri khotsi awe o vhofha vhathu nga muano, zwenezwo a ṱhavha tshigili tsha ṋotshi nga ṱhodzi ya lubaḓa lwe a vha o lu fara, a takusa tshanḓa tshawe a isa mulomoni, a konou pfa e na nungo. 28Ndi hone muṅwe wa vhahali a tshi mu vhudza a ri, “Khotsi aṋu vho vhofha mmbi nga muano vha ri, ‘Munna ane a ḽa zwiḽiwa ṋamusi u ḓo welwa nga khombo!’ Ndi zwine vhanna avha vha si vhe na nungo.”

29Jonathani a ri, “Khotsi anga vho ḓisa khombo shangoni. Edzonu vhona uri ndi na nungo hani nge nda thetshelanyana ṋotshi idzi. 30Ngavhe avha vhanna vha vhe vho ḽa zwe vha ṱangula maswina ndi musi zwo vha zwi khwiṋe. Vho vha vha tshi ḓo vha vho vhulaha Vhafilista vhanzhi.”

31Musi wonoyo Vhaisraele vha vhulaha Vhafilista u bva Mikhimashi u swika Ayaloni, vha vhuya vha neta tshoṱhe. 32

14:32-33
Liv. 17:10-1419:26
Vha mbo ḓi wela zwe vha thuba, vha dzhia nngu na kholomo na ṋamana, vha zwi shidzhela henefho fhasi, vha zwi ḽa khathihi na malofha. 33Ndi hone muṅwe a tshi vhudza Saulo a ri, “Nga vha dzou vhona, vhanna avha vha khou khakhela Muṋe washu nga u ḽa ṋama khathihi na malofha.”

Saulo a ri, “No khakha. Ṱavhanyani ni kunguluse tombo ḽihulu ni ḽi ḓise ngeno kha nṋe.” 34Ndi hone a tshi ri, “Ibvani ni yo vhudza vhanna ni ri, ‘Noṱhe ḓisani kholomo dzaṋu na nngu, ni dzi ṱhavhe fhano, ni dzi ḽe. Ni songo khakhela Muṋe washu nga u ḽa ṋama i kha ḓi vha na malofha.’ ”

Muṅwe na muṅwe a ḓisa phulu yawe vhusiku honoho a i ṱhavha henefho. 35Ndi hone Saulo a tshi fhaṱela Muṋe washu aḽiṱari. Ndi yone aḽiṱari ye a thoma u i fhaṱa.

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14:36-37
Rangap. 1:1
Saulo a ri, “Nga ri tse ri yo londa Vhafilista vhusiku, ri vha ṱangule u swika ḽi tshi tsha, nahone ri songo vhuya ra litsha na muthihi wavho a tshila.”

Vhanna vha fhindula vha ri, “Nga vha ite zwine vha vhona zwo tea.”

Huno tshifhe a ri, “Nga ri range u vhudzisa Mudzimu.”

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14:37
1 Sam. 28:6
14:37-42
Mir. 16:33
Ndi hone Saulo a tshi vhudzisa Mudzimu a ri, “Ndi tse ndi yo londa Vhafilista? U ḓo vha kumedza zwanḓani zwa Vhaisraele?” Hone Mudzimu a si mu fhindule heḽo ḓuvha.

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14:38-39
Josh. 7:11-15
Ndi hone Saulo a tshi ri, “Noṱhe inwi vharangaphanḓa vha mmbi iḓani fhano, nga ri wane zwe ra tshinya ṋamusi. 39Ndi ana nga Muṋe washu a tshilaho ane a lamulela Vhaisraele, naho a vha ṅwananga Jonathani o tshinyaho, u fanela u fa.” Hone ha si vhe na munna na muthihi we a fhindula. 40Ndi hone Saulo a tshi vhudza Vhaisraele vhoṱhe a ri, “Imani henengeo, nṋe na Jonathani ṅwananga ri ḓo ima nga ngeno.”

Vhanna vha fhindula vha ri, “Nga vha ite zwine vha vhona zwo tea.”

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14:41
Num. 27:21
Ndi hone Saulo a tshi rabela Muṋe washu Mudzimu wa Israele a ri, “Mphindule zwi re zwone.” Jonathani na Saulo vha farwa nga madeṅwa, vhathu vhone vha wanala vho ṱamba. 42Saulo a ri, “Nṋe na ṅwananga Jonathani ri vhoniseni nga madeṅwa.” Madeṅwa a mvaṱa Jonathani. 43Ndi hone Saulo a tshi amba na Jonathani a ri, “Mmbudzeni tshe na ita.”

Jonathani a mu vhudza a ri, “Ndo tou thetshela mutolinyana nga ṱhodzi ya mbaḓa yanga. Ndi a fa zwanga.”

44Saulo a ri, “Jonathani, arali na sa fa, Mudzimu nga a nthwe a dovhe.”

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14:45
1 Sam. 11:13
Hone vhanna vha vhudza Saulo vha ri, “Hu fe Jonathani we a lamulela Israele zwingafhangafha? Na kathihi! Ri ana nga Muṋe washu a tshilaho, luvhudzi na luthihi lwa ṱhoho yawe lu nga si wele fhasi, ngauri zwe a ita ṋamusi o vha a tshi khou fariswa nga Mudzimu.” Vhanna vha mbo pfumelela Jonathani, a si vhulawe.

46Ndi hone Saulo a tshi litsha u pandamedza Vhafilista, vha humela mashangoni avho.

47Saulo o ri u vhumbwa khosi ya Israele a lwa na maswina avho masia oṱhe: Vhamuaba na Vhaamoni na Vhaedomo na mahosi a Tsoba na Vhafilista. Hoṱhe he a lwa o kunda. 48O lwa nga vhuhali a kunda Vhaamaleke, a lamulela Israele zwanḓani zwa avho vhe vha vha ṱangula.

Nnḓu ya Saulo

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14:49
1 Sam. 18:17-20,26-27
19:11-17
Vhana vha Saulo vha vhatuka vho vha vhe Jonathani na Ishivi na Malakhishua. Ṅwananyana wawe muhulwane o vha a tshi pfi Meraba, muṱuku a tshi pfi Mikhala. 50Mufumakadzi wawe o vha a tshi pfi Ahinuamu, ṅwananyana wa Ahimaatsi. Mulangi wa mmbi ya Saulo o vha a tshi pfi Abinere, ṅwana wa Nere. Nere o vha e khotsimunene wa Saulo. 51Kishi khotsi a Saulo na Nere, khotsi a Abinere, vho vha vhe vhana vha Abiele.

52Saulo a tshi kha ḓi vha hone o vha a tshi ḓi dzula a tshi lwa na Vhafilista, nahone Saulo o vha a tshi ri u vhona munna wa maanḓa kana wa vhuhali a mu dzhenisa mmbini yawe.

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Hu tshi lwiwa na Vhaamaleke

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15:1
1 Sam. 10:1
Samuele a amba na Saulo a ri, “Ndi nṋe we nda ruṅwa nga Muṋe washu uri ndi ni ḓodze mapfura ni vhe khosi ya vhathu vhawe, zwino thetshelesani mafhungo a Muṋe washu. 2
15:2
Ek. 17:14
Muṋe washu Mulangazwoṱhe u ri, ‘Ndi ḓo lifhedza Vhaamaleke zwe vha ita Vhaisraele, zwe vha vha lalela nḓilani zwiḽa vha tshi bva Egipita. 3
15:3-9
1 Sam. 28:17-19
Zwino iyani ni yo dia Vhaamaleke, ni phusukanye zwoṱhe zwine zwa vha zwavho. Ni songo sia tshithu, ni vhulahe vhanna na vhasadzi na vhana na dzitshetshe na kholomo na nngu na gamela na donngi.’ ”

4Ndi hone Saulo a tshi ramba vhanna a vha khethekanya a vha vhala vhe Telemu: ho vha hu na vhahali vha 200 000 vha tshimbilaho nga milenzhe, na vhaṅwe vha 10 000 vha bvaho Juda. 5Saulo a livha muḓini wa Amaleke, a lalela mulambwanani. 6

15:6
Nzumb. 18:4Num. 24:21-22
A vhudza Vhakeni a ri, “Ṱuwani, siani Vhaamaleke uri ndi tshi vha lozwa ndi si paṱekanye na inwi, inwi no tonda Vhaisraele vhoṱhe musi vha tshi bva Egipita.” Vhakeni vha mbo ṱutshela Vhaamaleke.

7Ndi hone Saulo a tshi dia Vhaamaleke nḓilani yoṱhe u bva Havila u swika Shuru, vhubvaḓuvha ha Egipita. 8Saulo a fara Agaga khosi ya Vhaamaleke a si mu vhulahe, vhathu vhawe vhoṱhe a vha lozwa nga pfumo. 9

15:9
Josh. 7:1
Hone Saulo na mmbi yawe vha litsha u vhulaha Agaga na nngu na kholomo dzavhuḓi na ṋamana dzo nonaho na ngwana dzo nonaho, zwoṱhe zwe zwa vha zwi zwavhuḓi vha litsha u zwi vhulaha. Vho vha vha sa funi u zwi lozwa tshoṱhe, hone zwe zwa vha zwi tshi nyadzea zwi si na mushumo, vha zwi lozwa.

Muṋe washu a tshi landula Saulo

10Ndi hone ipfi ḽa Muṋe washu ḽi tshi ḓa ha Samuele ḽa ri, 11“Ndi pfa vhuṱungu Saulo ndo mu vhumba khosi; o ntshandukela, ho ngo ita zwe nda mu laya.” Samuele zwa mu dina, a lilela Muṋe washu vhusiku honoho hoṱhe.

12Samuele a fhinduwa a yo ṱangana na Saulo, hone a vhudzwa upfi, “Saulo o ya Kharamele. Henefho o imisa tshihumbudzo tsha u ḓihulisa nahone o no rembuluwa o tsela Giligala.”

13Samuele a ya ha Saulo, Saulo a mu resha a ri, “Muṋe washu a vhe navho! Ndo ita zwe Muṋe washu a nndaya.”

14Huno Samuele a ri, “Zwino khezwi ndi tshi pfa nngu na kholomo dzi tshi lila?”

15Saulo a fhindula a ri, “Vhanna vho vhuya nadzo dzi tshi bva ha Vhaamaleke, vho litsha nngu dzavhuḓi na kholomo dzavhuḓi vha si dzi vhulahe, vha tshi itela u ṋekedza Muṋe washu Mudzimu wavho tshiṱhavhelo, hone zwiṅwe zwoṱhe ro zwi lozwa.”

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15:16
Num. 22:8-13,19-20
Samuele a amba na Saulo a ri, “Fhumulani! Litshani ndi ni vhudze zwe Muṋe washu a mmbudza madekwe.”

Saulo a fhindula a ri, “Nga vha mmbudze.”

17Samuele a ri, “Naho ni tshi vhona unga ni muṱuku, ni murangaphanḓa wa matsinde a Israele. Muṋe washu o ni vhumba khosi ya Israele. 18Huno o ni ruma a ri, ‘Iyani u lozwa tshoṱhe vhathu havhaḽa vhavhi, Vhaamaleke, ilwani navho ni vhuye ni vha vhulahe vhoṱhe.’ 19Ndi mini ni songo thetshelesa Muṋe washu? Khezwi no dzhia zwe na ṱangula na ita zwi sa takadzi Muṋe washu?”

20Saulo a ri, “Muṋe washu ndo mu thetshelesa. Ndo ya he Muṋe washu a nthuma hone. Vhaamaleke ndo vha lozwa tshoṱhe, nda vhuya na Agaga khosi yavho. 21Vhanna vhone vho dzhia nngu na kholomo kha zwe ra thuba, dzi fhiraho dzoṱhe dzo kumedzwaho Mudzimu, uri dzi vhe tshiṱhavhelo dzi ṋekedzwe Muṋe washu Mudzimu wavho fhano Giligala.”

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15:22
Yes. 1:10-20Mir. 21:3
Hone Samuele a fhindula a ri,

“Kani Muṋe washu u takalela nduvho dzi fhiswaho na zwiṱhavhelo

u fhira muthu a tshi ita zwine a amba?

U thetshelesa hu fhira tshiṱhavhelo,

u tevhedza ndaela hu fhira nngu dzo nonaho.

23U sa pfa hu nga vhutshinyi ha u tungula ṱhangu,

u ḓihudza hu nga tshivhi tsha u gwadamela zwitungulo.

Zwino nge na landula ipfi ḽa Muṋe washu,

na Ene o ni landula, a ni tsha vha khosi.”

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15:24
1 Sam. 13:13-14
Ndi hone Saulo a tshi amba na Samuele a ri, “Ndo tshinya. Ndo pfuka ndaela ya Muṋe washu na ndayo dzawe. Ndo vha ndi tshi ofha vhathu, ndi zwe nda tenda zwe vha mmbudza. 25Zwino nga vha nkhangwele vhuvhi hanga nandi, vha hume na nṋe ri ye Giligala, ndi yo luvha Muṋe washu.”

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15:26
1 Mah. 11:11
Huno Samuele a amba nae a ri, “Ndi nga si ṱuwe na inwi. No landula ipfi ḽa Muṋe washu, na Muṋe washu o ni landula, ni nga si tsha vha khosi ya Israele!”

U fhambana ha Saulo na Samuele

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15:27-28
1 Sam. 28:17
1 Mah. 11:30-31
Musi Samuele a tshi rembuluwa uri a ṱuwe, Saulo a fara lupendelo lwa phuraphura yawe, ya kheruwa. 28Samuele a mu vhudza a ri, “Muṋe washu o kherula muvhuso wa Israele wa ṱuwa kha inwi ṋamusi, o u ṋea muṅwe ane a fhira inwi. 29
15:29
Num. 23:19Jer. 4:28
Zak. 8:14-15
Mal. 3:6
1 Sam. 15:11
Gen. 6:6
Ek. 32:12,14
Am. 7:3,6
Jonasi 3:10
Mudzimu ane a vha Ene Vhugala ha Israele ha zwifhi, ha ḓisoli, hufha a si muthu.”

30Saulo a fhindula a ri, “Ndo tshinya. Naho zwo ralo nga vha nkhulise nandi ri na vhahulwane vha vhathu vhanga na Vhaisraele, nga vha ṱuwe na nṋe, uri ndi yo luvha Muṋe washu Mudzimu wavho.” 31Ndi hone Samuele a tshi ṱuwa na Saulo, Saulo a luvha Muṋe washu.

32Samuele a ri, “Ḓisani Agaga khosi ya Vhaamaleke.”

Agaga a swika kha Samuele o ḓitakalela a tshi khou elekanya a ri, “Zwino a thi tsha ofha uri vha ḓo mmbulaha!”

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15:33
Gen. 9:6
Ek. 21:24
Huno Samuele a ri, “Pfumo ḽau ḽo ṱangula vhasadzi vha sala vha si na vhana; na mme au u ḓo sala a si na ṅwana.”

Samuele a remekanya Agaga nga banga phanḓa ha Muṋe washu henefho Giligala.

34Ndi hone Samuele a tshi ṱuwa a ya Rama, Saulo a ṱuwa a ya hayani hawe Gibia. 35Samuele a vhuya a fa a sa athu dovha a vhonana na Saulo, hone a tshi ḓi ḽa mbilu nga u shanduka ha Saulo. Na Muṋe washu o vha a tshi pfa vhuṱungu zwe a ita uri Saulo a vhe khosi ya Israele.

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Saulo na Dafita (16 – 31)

U sumbiwa ha we Mudzimu a dzula o mu ta

161Muṋe washu a amba na Samuele a ri, “U ḓo ḽa mbilu nga Saulo u swika lini? Ndo mu landula, a nga si tsha vha khosi ya Israele. Ḓadza luṋanga lwau mapfura u fare lwendo, ndi khou u ruma ha Isai wa Betlehema. Ndo nanga muṅwe wa vhana vhawe vha vhatuka uri a vhe khosi.”

2Huno Samuele a ri, “Ndi ḓo ya hani? Saulo a zwi pfa u ḓo mmbulaha.”

Muṋe washu a ri, “Ṱuwa na tholehadzi u swike u ri, ‘Ndo ḓa u ṋekedza Muṋe washu tshiṱhavhelo.’ 3U vhidze Isai a ḓe afho tshiṱhavheloni, ndi ḓo u sumbedza zwine wa fanela u ita. U nnḓodzele ane nda mu sumba.”

4Samuele a ita zwe Muṋe washu a amba. Musi a tshi swika Betlehema, vhahulwane vha muḓi vha tetemela vha tshi mu ṱanganedza. Vha vhudzisa vha ri, “Vha ḓa nga mulalo?”

5Samuele a fhindula a ri, “Ndi ḓa nga mulalo, ndo ḓa u ṋekedza Muṋe washu tshiṱhavhelo. Ḓikumedzeni Mudzimu ri ṱuwe roṱhe ri yo ṋekedza tshiṱhavhelo.” Ndi hone Isai na vhana vhawe a tshi vha kumedza Mudzimu, a ṱuwa navho vha yo ṋekedza tshiṱhavhelo.

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16:6-7
1 Sam. 9:2
Musi vha tshi swika Samuele a vhona Eliaba, a elekanya a ri, “Vhukumakuma mutiwa wa Muṋe washu ngoyu!”

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16:7
1 Mah. 8:39
Mir. 15:11
Hone Muṋe washu a vhudza Samuele a ri, “U songo sedza tshivhumbeo tshawe na vhulapfu hawe, uyo ndo mu landula. Yahavee ha sedzi zwithu zwine muthu a sedza. Muthu u sedza zwine a zwi vhona nga maṱo, Yahavee u sedza mbilu.”

8Ndi hone Isai a tshi vhidza Abinadaba a ita uri a fhire phanḓa ha Samuele. Hone Samuele a ri, “Muṋe washu na onoyu ho ngo mu nanga.” 9Isai a ita uri hu fhire Shama, hone Samuele a ri, “Muṋe washu na onoyu ho ngo mu nanga.” 10Isai o ita uri vhana vhawe vha vhatuka vhaṱanu na vhavhili vha fhire phanḓa ha Samuele, hone Samuele a ḓi mu vhudza a ri, “Muṋe washu ho ngo vha nanga havha.” 11

16:11
1 Sam. 17:15,40
2 Sam. 7:8
Ndi hone Samuele a tshi vhudzisa Isai a ri, “Vhana vhavho ndi vhenevha fhedzi?”

Isai a fhindula a ri, “Hu kha ḓi vha na phedzi, ene u khou lisa nngu.”

Samuele a ri, “Nga vha mu vhidzise, ri nga si ḽe ene a sa athu swika.”

12Ndi hone a tshi mu vhidzisa a ḓiswa. O vha e na vala ḽavhuḓi na tshivhumbeo tsho nakaho na maṱo a penyaho.

Ndi hone Muṋe washu a tshi ri, “Takuwa u mu ḓodze, ndi onoyo.”

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16:13
2 Sam. 2:4
5:3
Ps. 89:20
1 Sam. 10:111:61 Mah. 1:39
Ndi hone Samuele a tshi dzhia luṋanga lwa mapfura a mu ḓodza vhakomana vhawe vha tshi zwi vhona. U bva musi wonoyo Muya wa Muṋe washu a thoma u shuma kha Dafita e na maanḓa. Samuele a konou humela Rama.

Dafita a tshi dzula pfamoni ya Saulo

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16:14
1 Sam. 18:10
19:9
Zwino Muya wa Muṋe washu o vha o ṱutshela Saulo, a vho tambudzwa nga muya wo ruṅwaho nga Muṋe washu. 15Vhalanda vha Saulo vha amba nae vha ri, “Ri khou zwi vhona vha tshi ofhiswa nga muya muvhi wo ruṅwaho nga Mudzimu. 16Nga vha ri rume muṋe washu, ri yo vha ṱoḓela muthu ane a kona u lidza haripa. Hu ḓo ri musi muya muvhi wo ruṅwaho nga Mudzimu u tshi vha ḓela, a vha lidzela, vha pfa vhe khwiṋe.”

17Saulo a amba na vhalanda vhawe a ri, “Wanani muthu ane a kona u lidza zwavhuḓi ni mu ḓise kha nṋe.”

18Muṅwe wa vhashumi a vhudzisa a ri, “Ndo vhona ṅwana wa Isai wa Betlehema ane a kona u lidza haripa. Ene u na tshivhindi nahone ndi muhali. Ndi makone wa u amba, u na tshivhumbeo tshavhuḓi. Muṋe washu u nae.”

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16:19
1 Sam. 16:11
Ndi hone Saulo a tshi ruma vhaḓinḓa ha Isai a ri, “Nga vha rume ṅwana wavho Dafita a no khou lisa nngu a ḓe.”

20Ndi hone Isai a tshi dzhia donngi yo hwala vhurotho na mukumba u na waini na mbudzana a ruma ṅwana wawe Dafita a ṱuwa nazwo a zwi isa ha Saulo. 21Dafita a swika ha Saulo a mu shumela. Saulo a takalela Dafita nga maanḓa, a vha muhwali wa zwihali zwa Saulo. 22Ndi hone Saulo a tshi swikisa ipfi ha Isai ḽi no ri, “Nga vha litshe Dafita a ntshumele, ndi a mu takalela.”

23Musi muya wo ruṅwaho nga Mudzimu u tshi ḓela Saulo, Dafita o vha a tshi ḓi dzhia haripa a mu lidzela. Zwenezwo Saulo a dzivhuluwa, a pfa e khwiṋe, muya muvhi wa mu ṱutshela.