IsiXhosa 1996 (XHO96)
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UElikana nosapho lwakhe eShilo

11ERamatayim kwakukho mfo uthile ugama linguElikana, unyana kaJeroham, kaElihu, kaTowu wendlu kaZufi. Wayengowesizwe sakwaEfrayim kweleentaba. 2Lo mfo wayenabafazi ababini, uHana noPenina. UPenina wayezala, kodwa uHana yena engafumani bantwana.

3Minyaka le lo mfo wayedla ngokuya eShilo, aye kunqula *uNdikhoyo uThixo onamandla onke, anikele amadini. UHofeni noPineyasi, oonyana bakaEli, babengababingeleli bakaNdikhoyo apho. 4Wayedla ngokuthi uElikana, ngomhla enze idini, akhuphe izabelo zikaPenina nezabantwana bakhe, 5uHana yena amnike sibe sinye, naxa wayemthanda nje. Kaloku uHana wayeyivinjiwe inzala nguNdikhoyo. 6Ngaphezu koko umka-ndod' akhe uPenina wayesoloko emcunukisa, emngcungcuthekisa ngokungazali kwakhe. 7Yayisithi rhoqo le nto ukwenzeka xa beye kwaNdikhoyo eShilo minyaka le. UPenina wayesoloko emnukuneza ngokungazali kwakhe uHana, amtsho ade akhale ezimathontsi, angafuni nokutya oku. 8Kwakuba njalo indoda yakhe uElikana yayisithi: “Hana, ulilela ntoni? Kutheni ungatyi nokutya oku? Ukhathazwa yintoni kakade, selude waziduba wadandatheka kangaka? Andixabisekanga na kuwe ngaphezu koonyana abalishumi?”

Isibhambathiso sikaHana

9-10Ngamhla uthile, beseShilo apho, kwakuba kutyiwe kwaselwa, wasuka waphakama uHana, ebindekile, wazibika *kuNdikhoyo. Ngelo xesha umbingeleli uEli wayehleli esihlalweni sakhe ngasemnyango wendlu kaNdikhoyo. Ebuhlungu enjalo uHana, wathandaza, 11wenza isibhambathiso kuNdikhoyo, wathi: “Ndikhoyo Somandla, wanga ungayibona inkxwaleko yesicakazana sakho, usikhumbule, ungasilibali isicakazana sakho, kodwa usinike unyana. Ke ndomnikezela kuwe, Ndikhoyo, abe ngowakho bonke ubomi bakhe, yaye neenwele zakhe azinakuze zichetywe.Ukungachetywa kweenwele yayiluphawu lomntu ozinikela kuNdikhoyo – Ntlango 6:2-5

12UHana wathandaza ithuba elide, uEli emjongile, ethe ntsho kuloo milebe. 13Wayengavakalisi kuthetha uHana, kodwa yayibebezela yona imilebe. UEli wacinga ukuba uHana uyanxila, 14wathi kuye: “Koda kube nini na unxila? Yahlukana notywala!”

15“Hayi, mhlekazi, andinxilanga,” waphendula watsho uHana. “Andikhange ndisele iwayini okanye utywala, nto nje ndibuhlungu kakhulu. Wena undibona ndibika intlungu yam kuNdikhoyo. 16Uze ungathi ndilitshijolo lomfazi. Ndithandaza ndingayeki nje, kungenxa yokuba ndibindekile ndihluphekile.”

17“Hayi ke, hamba ngoxolo; uThixo kaSirayeli uya kukwenzela ngokwesicelo sakho, ntombi yam,” watsho uEli.

18UHana yena wathi: “Akwaba isicakazana sakho singababalwa njalo.” Watsho ehamba, waya kutya, waxola.

Ukuzalwa kukaSamweli

19Usapho lukaElikana lwavuka kwangentseni. Baya kunqula *uNdikhoyo, emva koko banduluka ukubuyela kokwabo eRama. Ke uElikana wahlangana noHana umkakhe. Weviwa nguNdikhoyo umthandazo wakhe. 20Wakhawula, wazala inkwenkwe unyaka ungekapheli. Wathi: “Igama layo nguSamweli;Oko kukuthi “uSicelo” kaloku ndayicela kuNdikhoyo.”

21UElikana ubuye waya nosapho lwakhe eShilo ukuya kunikela kuNdikhoyo idini lonyaka kunye nelesithembiso. 22UHana wasala ekhaya. Wathi kumyeni wakhe: “Ndakululumla usana lwam, ndolusa endlwini kaNdikhoyo, luhlale phambi kwakhe ubomi balo bonke.”

23Indoda yakhe uElikana yathi: “Kulungile, ungasala. Yenza loo nto uyibona ilungile. Ungalinda ude umlumle umntwana. Ubenga uNdikhoyo angasifezekisa isithembiso sakhe.Okanye “angakunceda usigcine isithembiso sakho”

Wasala ke uHana, eluncancisa usana lwakhe, lwada lwalunyulwa.

USamweli unikelwa kuNdikhoyo

24Wathi akululumla usana lwakhe uHana, waya nalo eShilo, eqhuba inkunzi yenkomo eminyaka mithathu,Okanye “iinkunzi zeenkomo ezintathu” ephethe neshumi leekhilogram zomgubo wengqolowa, nemvaba ezele yiwayini. Wahamba noSamweli, emsa endlwini *kaNdikhoyo eShilo, eselula njalo.

25Yakuba iwile inkunzi yenkomo, usana lwasiwa kuEli. 26UHana wathi kuEli: “Camagu, nkosi yam! Usaphila nje ulingqina lam lokuba ndingulaa mfazi wayemi apha ethandaza kuNdikhoyo. 27Ndandicela lo mntwana, waza uNdikhoyo wasiva isicelo sam. 28Ngoku ke ndimbuyisela kuNdikhoyo, kuba bonke ubomi bakhe bobalowo ucelwe kuNdikhoyo.” Emva koko ke uSamweli wakhonza uNdikhoyo apho eShilo.

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Umthandazo kaHana

21Ke kaloku uHana wathandaza emtyibela *uNdikhoyo, wathi:

“Intliziyo yam inemincili ngawe, Ndikhoyo!

Uphondo lwam luphakanyisiwe nguwe.

Awuhlangani umlomo wam kukuqhayisela iintshaba zam,

ndichulumanca lusindiso lwam.

2Hayi, akakh' onjengawe;

hayi bo, wahlukile wena, Ndikhoyo!

Akukh' ongxondorha injengoThixo wethu!

3“Yithini tu! Yekan' ukuzingca!

Yithini cwaka, niyek' ukuzigwagwisa!

Kaloku uNdikhoyo ngumazi wezinto zonke;

nguye ogocagoca izenzo zabantu.

4Izikhali zamakhalipha ziwile;

ababekhubekile bathiwe jize ngobukrothi.

5Izihluthi zijika zibe ngabangqibi,

izilambi zidlokove yintlutha.

Usitshw' isixhenxe umfaz' ongazaliyo,

az' ozalayo asal' ejijitheka.

6NguNdikhoyo obulal' abuy' aphilise;

utshonisa engcwabeni abuy' avuse.

7Busesandleni sikaNdikhoyo ubutyebi nobuhlwempu,

ngokunjalo ukuphakanyiswa nokuthotywa;

8nguye ophakamis' iindway' eluthulini,

abasuse eluthuthwini abahlelelekileyo,

ababeke kunye neendwalutho,

baxhamle uzuko lobukhosi.

Iintsika zehlabathi zezikaNdikhoyo;

walithi zinzi elimiweyo phezu kwazo.

9“Nguye umkhuseli weenyawo zabakholose ngaye.

Bothi shwaka ebumnyameni abakhohlakeleyo.

Akungamandla amntu ukuphumelela.

10Bobhanga kuthi tu abachas' uNdikhoyo;

wozongom' emazulwini barhwaqele.

Nguye olawula namaphethel' ehlabathi.

Uya kumambesa ngamandla ukumkani,

luphakame uphondo lomthanjiswa wakhe.”Luka 1:46-55

11Bagoduka ke ooElikana baya eRama, yasala apho eShilo yona inkwenkwe, ikhonza uNdikhoyo phambi kombingeleli uEli.

Ubutshijolo boonyana bakaEli

12Oonyana bakaEli ke babengamatshijolo, bengamazele nto *uNdikhoyo. 13Kaloku inkqubo yababingeleli nabantu yayikukuthi xeshikweni nabani na enikezela idini, kuthi ngeli xesha imbiza yenyama ibilayo, sifike isicaka sombingeleli siphethe ifolokhwe entloko ineencula ezintathu. 14Besihlaba ngayo epanini, nokuba kuseketileni, okanye esityeni sokupheka, kungenjalo embizeni nje, aze umbingeleli azithathele loo ndawo iphume nefolokhwe. Kwakuqhutywa ngolu hlobo kuwo onke amaSirayeli ayeye eShilo. 15Kodwa ngoku bekuthi, singekatshi siphele isiqhumiso samanqatha, suka isicaka sombingeleli siye kuloo mfo unikezela idini, sithi kuye: “Nika umbingeleli inyama, ose! Akayifuni inyama yakho ephekiweyo; ufuna ekrwada.”

16Ukuba loo mntu uphendule wathi: “Kaloku kufuneka siqale sitshe siphele isiqhumiso samanqatha, wandule ukuthatha loo ndawo uyithandayo,” besisithi isicaka sombingeleli: “Hayi, ndinike ngoku; kungenjalo ndoyithatha ngetshova.”

17Esi sono soonyana bakaEli sokudela iminikelo sasisikhulu kakhulu emehlweni kaNdikhoyo.

Inzala kaElikana kuHana

18Yena uSamweli wayehlala ekhonza endlwini *kaNdikhoyo – inkwenkwana ethiwe wambu ngesidanga selineni. 19Minyaka le unina wayedla ngokumenzela umnwetyana, aye nawo eShilo, xa umyeni wakhe aye kwenzela uNdikhoyo idini lonyaka. 20UEli wayemthamsanqelisa uElikana nomkakhe uHana, athi: “Ubenga uNdikhoyo angenza lo mfazi akuzalele abanye abantwana endaweni yalo wamcelayo waza wamnikela kuye,” baze ke emva koko bagoduke.

21UNdikhoyo ngenene wamvelela uHana, waza wamitha, wazala abanye oonyana abathathu kunye neentombi ezimbini. Yona inkwenkwe uSamweli yakhulela kwaNdikhoyo.

Ukuqaqadeka koonyana bakaEli

22UEli ngeli xesha wayeselaluphele mpela. Wayesoloko esiva ngemikhwa emibi yoonyana bakhe kumaSirayeli. Wayiva nento yokuba babelala abafazi ababekhonza ngasemasangweni enkundla *yesibingelelo *sikaNdikhoyo. 23Wabakhalimela wathi: “Yeyantoni le ntlondi niyenzayo ebaliswa ngabantu bonke! 24Hayi, bantwana bam, imbi le nto endiyiva ithethwa ngani ngabantu bakaNdikhoyo! 25Kaloku umntu one omnye umntu angathethelelwa phambi koThixo; angalanyulelwa kanjani ke xa one uNdikhoyo ngokwakhe?”

Ke bona oonyana bakhe abazange bamhoye, naye uNdikhoyo wayeselezimisele ukubatshabalalisa.

26Ke yena uSamweli wakhula ngesithomo, ebabalwa nguNdikhoyo, ethandwa nangabantu.

Isiqalekiso sendlu kaEli

27Kwafika umfo wakwaThixo kuEli, wathi: “Utsho *uNdikhoyo ukuthi: ‘Wazi kakuhle ukuba ndazityhila kookhokho bakho, xa babengamakhoboka eJiputa phantsi kokumkani walapho.Okanye “phantsi koFaro” igama ababebizwa ngalo mandulo ookumkani eJiputa 28Uyayazi nento yokuba ndabatyumba phakathi kwezizwe zakwaSirayeli, ndathi bona boba ngababingeleli bam, basondele eqongeni lam, benze isiqhumiso, bagaxele *isidanga sam.Mfud 28:1-4 Ndatsho nokuthi boba nenxaxheba kumadini anikelwa kum ngomlilo ngamaSirayeli.Nqulo 7:35-36 29Kungani ke ukuba ninyelise amadini neminikelo emiselwe ndim endaweni yam? Kungani ukuba uxabise oonyana bakho ngaphezu kwam, suka nizingxale ngokuthatha ezona-zona ndawo ziphambili zeminikelo endiyenzelwa ngabantu bam amaSirayeli?’

30“Ngako oko uNdikhoyo, uThixo kaSirayeli, uthi: ‘Mna ndathembisa ukuba indlu yakho nendlu kayihlo yoba ngababingeleli bam naphakade.’ Kodwa ngoku uNdikhoyo uthi: ‘Unotshe! Mna ndiwonga abo bandihlonelayo, abo bandidelayo ndibaqalekise. 31Iyeza imihla endiza kuwashunqula amandla akho namandla endlu kayihlo, khon' ukuze ingabikho ingwevu kumlibo wenu. 32Niya kubona imbandezelo endaweni yam, naxa amanye amaSirayeli aya kuba nempumelelo. Ewe, akusayi kubuya kubekho nkonde kowenu. 33Nokuba kungakho omnye wenzala yakho osasondela eqongeni, naloo nto iseza kukulilisa ikuhluphe, kuba inkoliso yamadoda endlu yakho iya kufa iselula.

34“ ‘Into eya kufikela uHofeni noPineyasi oonyana bakho iza kuba ngumqondiso kuwe wale nto yonke endiyithethileyo. Bona baza kufa ngamini-nye. 35Ndiza kumisela owam umbingeleli onyanisekileyo, oya kwenza intando yam yonke. Ndiya kuyizinzisa indlu yakhe, andikhonze lonke ixesha phambi kokumkani otyunjwe ndim. 36Bonke abomzi wakho abaya kusinda baya kuya kuloo mbingeleli wam, bazithobe kuye, bacele imali nento etyiwayo, bathi: “Ndivumele ukuncedisa ababingeleli, khon' ukuze ngaloo ndlela ndizuze into etyiwayo.” ’ ”

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UNdikhoyo uzityhila kuSamweli

31Ke kaloku umfana uSamweli wayekhonza *kwaNdikhoyo phambi koEli. Ngaloo mihla udaba oluvela kuNdikhoyo lwalunqabile, kungekho mntu unemibono ivela kuye. 2UEli wayenorhatyazo emehlweni kangangokuba wayebona luzizi. Ngabusuku buthile uEli wayelele endaweni yakhe, 3uSamweli yena elele endlwini kaNdikhoyoOko kukuthi “*esibingelelweni” apho kwakugcinwa khona ityesi yomnqophiso. Kwathi ekuzeni kokusa, isibane sisavutha, 4uNdikhoyo wavakala ebiza uSamweli.

Wasabela uSamweli esithi: “Ndim lo, mhlekazi!” 5Wakhawuleza waya kuEli, wafika wathi: “Ndim lo; ubundibiza.”

Wathi yena uEli: “Hayi, yiya kulala, mfo wam; andikhange ndikubize.” Waya kulala ke.

6UNdikhoyo wabuya wambiza uSamweli. Wavuka ke umfana, waya kwakuEli, wathi: “Mhlekazi, uyandibiza. Ndim lo!”

Kambe yena uEli wathi: “Hayi, andikubizanga; yiya kulala, mfo wam.”

7Phofu umfana lo yena wayengekamazi uNdikhoyo; kaloku uNdikhoyo wayengekazityhili kuye ngelizwi lakhe.

8UNdikhoyo wabuya wambiza uSamweli isihlandlo sesithathu. Wavuka uSamweli, waya kwakuEli, wafika wathi: “Ndim lo, mhlekazi; ubundibiza.”

Waqonda ngoku uEli ukuba nguNdikhoyo lo umana ebiza lo mfana. 9Wathi uEli kuye: “Hamba wena, yiya kulala. Xa ubuye weva ubizwa, uze uthi: ‘Thetha, Ndikhoyo; isicaka sakho siphulapule.’ ” Waya kulala ke uSamweli emandlalweni wakhe.

10Waza uNdikhoyo weza wema apho, wabiza kwakhona esithi: “Samweli! Samweli!”

Wasabela uSamweli wathi: “Thetha; siphulaphule isicaka sakho.”

11Wathi ke uNdikhoyo kuSamweli: “Uyabona, ndiza kwenza into kwaSirayeli eya kutsho zithi nzwii iindlebe zabantu bonke abaya kuyiva. 12Umlomo wam ngomzi kaEli ndiza kuwufezekisa ngaloo mini, ndisuse ekuqaleni ndise esiphelweni. 13Phofu ke sendimxelele ukuba umzi wakowabo ndiza kuwohlwaya ngokupheleleyo ngenxa yesono asaziyo soonyana bakhe. Kaloku oonyana bakhe balinyelisa igama lam, waza yena akabakhalimela. 14Ke ngoko ndifunge ndathi kumzi kaEli: ‘Akukho dini namnikelo uya kuze ube nako ukulicamagushela ityala lakho.’ ”

15USamweli wangqengqa kwada kwasa. Uthe akuvuka, wavula iingcango zendlu yakwaNdikhoyo. Woyika ukubalisela uEli ngombono wakhe. 16Ke kaloku uEli wambiza uSamweli, wathi: “Samweli, mfo wam!”

Waphendula uSamweli wathi: “Ndim lo!”

17Wambuza esithi: “Lizwi lini na eli uNdikhoyo alithethe kuwe? Musa ukundifihlela; ndixelele. UThixo uya kuba nento yokwenza nawe ukuba akundixeleli into yonke ayithethileyo.”

18Wachaza konke ke uSamweli, akafihla nto. Watsho wathi uEli: “Nguye uNdikhoyo; makenze loo nto abona ukuba ifanele ukwenziwa.”

19Waya ekhula uSamweli, uNdikhoyo enaye, zaza nezinto ezathethwa nguSamweli zazalisekiswa. 20AmaSirayeli, ukususela eDan kuye eBheshebha, aqonda ukuba uSamweli *wayengumshumayeli onyanisekileyo kaNdikhoyo. 21UNdikhoyo ke wathi rhoqo ukuvela eShilo, apho wazityhila khona ngezwi lakhe kuSamweli.