IsiXhosa 1996 (XHO96)
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Ukumkani ucetyiswa nguIsaya

(Isaya 37:1-7)

191Ke kaloku wathi akuziva ezi ndaba ukumkani uHezekiya, suka wakhathazeka, wazikrazula izambatho zakhe, wanxiba ezirhwexayo zokuzila, waya kungena endlwini *kaNdikhoyo. 2Wathuma uEliyakim umaqhuzu wakomkhulu, noShebhena unobhala, kunye nababingeleli abaphambili, bonke benxibe ezirhwexayo, wathi mabaye *kumshumayeli uIsaya unyana ka-Amozi. 3Baya, bafika bathi: “UHezekiya uthi: ‘Lo ngumhla wenkxwaleko, impoxo, nehlazo. Sifana nomfazi ofikelwe lixesha lakhe lokuzala, kodwa engenawo amandla okujongana naloo meko. 4Makube uNdikhoyo uThixo wakho uwevile onke amazwi athethwe yingqwayi-ngqwayi leya ibithunywe yinkosi yayo ukumkani waseAsiriya ukuze ize kuphoxisa ngoThixo ophilayo. Ngamana yakhalinyelwa ngenxa yamazwi aweve ngokwakhe *uNdikhoyo uThixo wakho. Ngoko ke nceda uthandazele amasalela asindileyo.’ ”

5Athe akufika kuIsaya loo maphakathi kakumkani uHezekiya, 6uIsaya wathi kuwo: “Yixeleleni inkosi yenu ukuba uNdikhoyo uthi: ‘Musa ukuxhalaba yiloo nto uyivileyo – loo mazwi athethwe liphakathi lokumkani waseAsiriya lindithuka. 7Uyabona ke, mna ndiza kumfaka umoya wokuba athi akuva umingi-mingi lodaba oluthile, asuke abuyele kwelakowabo. Khona apho ke ndiya kwenza ukuba abulawe ngekrele.’ ”

Ama-Asiriya athumela isoyikiso kwakhona

(Isaya 37:8-20)

8Ingqwayi-ngqwayi engumbhexeshi womkhosi yathi yakuva ukuba ukumkani waseAsiriya umkile eLakishe, suka yarhoxa, yabuya umva, yaza yafika ukumkani esilwa neLibhena.

9Ke uSenakeribhe wafumana udaba oluthi uTiraka, umKushe ongukumkani waseJiputa, nanko ehlasela iAsiriya. Ngoko ke waphinda wathumela kuHezekiya esithi: 10“Yithi kukumkani uHezekiya wakwaJuda: ‘Musa ukukhohliswa ngulo Thixo wakho umthembileyo. Uyakuxokisa xa esithi: “IJerusalem ayiyi kuthinjwa ngukumkani waseAsiriya.” 11Kaloku sowuzivile izigigaba zokumkani waseAsiriya kwezinye izizwe; uyazi ukuba wazibhukuqa wazitshabalalisa tu. Ke wena uthi uya kusinda njani? 12Babephi *oothixo bezizwe ezatshatyalaliswa ngoobawo-mkhulu? Abazihlangula ngani ke? Oothixo baseGozan, eHaran, eRezefe, nabo babantu base-Eden ababeseTelasare! 13Uphi ngoku ukumkani waseHamati, nowaseArpadi, nokumkani wesixeko saseSefarvayim? Yena owaseHena nowaseIva uphi?’ ”

14Ezo zigidimi zamnika loo leta uHezekiya, waza ke yena wayifunda, wayithatha waya nayo endlwini *kaNdikhoyo, wafika wayandlala phambi koNdikhoyo. 15Wathandaza kuNdikhoyo, wathi: “Ndikhoyo, Thixo kaSirayeli, wena osesihlalweni phakathi kwezithunywa ezimaphiko,Mfud 25:22 nguwe kuphela onguThixo olawula zonke izikumkani zehlabathi. Wena wawadala amazulu kwanehlabathi. 16Kaloku ke, Ndikhoyo, khawubek' iindlebe uphulaphule. Vula amehlo akho ujonge, Ndikhoyo. Khawuweve la mazwi awathumeleyo uSenakeribhe, ethuka uThixo ophilayo. 17Sivile, Ndikhoyo, ukuba ookumkani baseAsiriya bazibhuqa bazitshabalalisa ezi zizwe kunye nemihlaba yazo. 18Oothixo bazo wabafaka emlilweni, wabatshabalalisa; kuba kakade babengethixo, koko yimifanekiso eqingqwe zizandla zabantu ngomthi nangelitye. 19Ngoko ke ngoku, Ndikhoyo Thixo wethu, khawusihlangule kulo mfo, khon' ukuze zonke izikumkani zehlabathi ziqonde ukuba nguwe wedwa, Ndikhoyo, onguThixo.”

UIsaya uxela ukuwa kukaSenakeribhe

(Isaya 37:21-38)

20Ke uIsaya unyana ka-Amozi wathumela umyalezo kuHezekiya, esithi: “*UNdikhoyo uThixo kaSirayeli uthi: ‘Ndiwuvile umthandazo wakho mayela nokumkani waseAsiriya uSenakeribhe.’ 21Mayela naye ke uNdikhoyo uthi:

“ ‘Okokwakho, wena Senakeribhe,

isixeko iZiyon siyakugcolodela;

isixeko iZiyon sihlekisa ngawe.

Ewe, iJerusalem ihlunguzel' intloko

xa ikubona wena uswantsula.

22Ngubani lo umngcikiva ngezinyeliso ezinje?

Uba uthetha nabani ukhwaza nje?

Ngubani lo umjonge ungenambeko?

Lowo ke nguYedwa kaSirayeli!

23Wena uthumele izigidimi,

uNdikhoyo wamfumba ngezithuko;

kaloku ugcolode wathi:

“Mna ndinenyambalala yeenqwelo;

ngazo ndiqabel' iintab' eziphakamileyo,

loo malenga-lenga aseLebhanon.

Ndiyigawule imisedare yayo emide

naloo mipayini yayo ingayiwayo.

De ndafikelela nasekudeni,

nditsho esitsikolweni sehlathi.

24Ndimbe amaqula kumazwe eentlanga,

ndaza ke ndasela amanzi khona.

Ndingqishe ngonyawo kuphela,

yatsho yoma yonke imithomb' eJiputa.”

25“ ‘Ngaba awuzange uve na;

ukuba le nto yamiselwa ndim,

ukuba sekuntsuku ndayicwangcisayo

le nto yenzekayo namhlanje,

ukuba wena udilize izixeko ezinqatyisiweyo,

uzivuthulule zitsho zibe ngamabhodlo?

26Abemi bazo baphelelwe ngamandla;

bathe nkamalala, basezintlonini.

Nqwa nomfino emasimini phaya

ngathi zizithombo ezithukuzayo,

ngathi yingc' entshula phezu kwendlu,

esuk' itshe ingakhulanga nokukhula.

27“ ‘Kambe ke ndikwazi kakuhle,

ndikwazi ukusuka nokuhlala

namagwevu okundivukela kwakho.

28Kaloku wena uzimisele ukulwa nam.

Ndivile nangokundinyelisa kwakho.

Ndiza kukuqhobosha impumlo,

ndikufake umkhala emlonyeni,

ndikubuyisele aph' ubuvela khona.’

29“Nanku ke umqondiso wakho, Hezekiya:

“ ‘Kulo nyaka uya kutya ummilela,

kowesibini utye ummilela wommilela,

kowesithathu ke uhlwayele uvune

utyale izidiliya, utye iziqhamo zazo.

30Ophinda ke amasalela endlu kaJuda amile;

ewe, aya kuzika ade azinze,

aqhelezele yinkqubela abe njeyaa.

31Kaloku lona lophuma eJerusalem;

losuka lithi gqi qhaphu ihlumelo.

Lothi nyalulu kwintaba iZiyon;

nditsho iqela labo babhungcileyo.

Ewe, uNdikhoyo uSomandla uzimisele,

yaye ke eya kuyifezekisa loo nto.’

32“Ewe, uNdikhoyo uthetha ngolu hlobo mayela nokumkani waseAsiriya:

“ ‘Akasoze angene kwesi sixeko,

engayi kudubula lutolo apha.

Akasoze eze phambi kwaso,

engayi kusihlanganisela ngakhaka.

Akasayi kwakha asingqinge esi sixeko.

33Ewe, wobuya agoduke kwangendlela ebeze ngayo.

Soze angene kwesi isixeko!

Nditshilo nje mna Ndikhoyo, nditshilo.

34Ndiya kusihlanganisela esi sixeko;

ewe, mna ndiya kusihlangula.

Ngenxa yesidima segama lam,

nangenxa yesicaka sam uDavide,

yonke loo nto ndiya kuyenza.’ ”

35Ngobo busuku ke isithunywa sikaNdikhoyo saya kumkhosi wama-Asiriya, safika sabulala amadoda alikhulu mashumi asibhozo anantlanu amawaka. Bathe ke bakuvuka ngentsasa elandelayo bazibona izidumbu zithe gangalala! 36Ngoko ke uSenakeribhe, ukumkani waseAsiriya, wazichitha warhoxa, wabuyela eNiniva, wahlala khona.

37Ngamhla uthile ke uthe esanqula kwindlu yothixo wakhe uNiseroki, suka oonyana bakhe uAdrameleki noSharezere bamhlasela, bambulala ngekrele, baza ke babalekela kwelaseArarati. Ke uEsaridon, omnye koonyana bakhe, wangena esikhundleni sakhe, wangukumkani.

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Ukugula kukaHezekiya

(Isaya 38:1-8,21-22; 2 Gan 32:24-26)

201Ngelo thuba ke ukumkani uHezekiya wahlabeka, waza wagulela ukungabikho. *Umshumayeli uIsaya, unyana ka-Amozi, waya kumbona, waza wathi kuye: “*UNdikhoyo uthi: ‘Lungisa imicimbi yomzi wakho ime kakuhle, kuba uza kufa, awuzukuphila.’ ”

2Ke uHezekiya wasuka wafulathela, wajonga eludongeni, wathandaza kuNdikhoyo wathi: 3“Khumbula kaloku, Ndikhoyo, ukuba oko ndakunqulayo ndikukhonza ngentembeko nokunyaniseka, ndaba soloko ndihamba ngokomyalelo wakho.” Suka ke wangqukruleka kabuhlungu.

4Uthe ke uIsaya engekaphumi kwindlu ephakathi, labe ilizwi likaNdikhoyo selifikile kuye. Lalisithi: 5“Jika uxelele inkokheli yabantu bam uHezekiya, uthi: ‘Nali ilizwi elithethwa nguNdikhoyo uThixo kayihlo uDavide: Ndiwuvile umthandazo wakho, ndazibona neenyembezi zakho. Ndiza kukuphilisa. Ngosuku lwesithathu ukusuka ngoku uya kuya endlwini kaNdikhoyo. 6Ndiza kubongeza ngeminyaka elishumi elinesihlanu ubomi bakho. Futhi ndiza kukuhlangula wena kunye nesi sixeko kwisandla sokumkani waseAsiriya. Esi sixeko ndiza kusikhusela ngenxa yesidima segama lam nangenxa yesicaka sam uDavide.’ ”

7UIsaya uqhube wathi: “Ithumba elo libekeleni ngentlama yomkhiwane.” Ngenene ke balibekela ithumba elo, waza ke waphila.

8UHezekiya wabuza kuIsaya wathi: “Woba yintoni na umqondiso wokuba uNdikhoyo uya kundiphilisa ndize ndibe nako ukuya endlwini kaNdikhoyo ngosuku lwesithathu ukusuka ngoku?”

9UIsaya wathi: “Nanku ke umqondiso kaNdikhoyo ocacisa ukuba yena uya kwenza ngokwesithembiso sakhe. Ùthi isithunzi masiye phambili ishumi leenyawo okanye sibuye umva ishumi leenyawo?”

10UHezekiya wathi: “Yinto engenamsebenzi ukuba isithunzi siye phambili ishumi leenyawo. Hayi, kanye masibuye umva ishumi leenyawo.”

11Ke umshumayeli uIsaya wanqula uNdikhoyo, waza uNdikhoyo wasibuyisa umva isithunzi kangangeenyawo ezilishumi apho kwisitupu sika-Ahazi.

Izigidimi zaseBhabheli

(Isaya 39:1-8)

12Ke kaloku ngelo xesha ukumkani waseBhabheli, uMerodaki-bhaladan unyana kaBhaladan, weva ukuba uHezekiya ubekhe wagula. Ngoko wambhalela iileta, wazithumela ngezigidimi kunye nesipho. 13UHezekiya wazamkela izigidimi ezo, waza wazibonisa konke okwakukoovimba bakhe: isiliva negolide, ubulawu neziqholo, nazo zonke izikrweqe zakhe zomkhosi. Wazingenisa kubo bonke oovimba bakhe, akwabikho nto zingayibonanga apho ebhotwe nakubukumkani bakhe buphela.

14Umshumayeli uIsaya ke waya kukumkani uHezekiya, wafika wabuza wathi: “La madoda ebevela phi, efuna ntoni khona?”

UHezekiya uphendule wathi: “Aphuma kwelikude eBhabheli.”

15“Ngaba kukho nto ayibonileyo ke apha komkhulu?” ubuzile umshumayeli.

UHezekiya uphendule ngelithi: “Akukho nto angayibonanga. Ndiwangenise kubo bonke oovimba bam.”

16Waza ke uIsaya wathi kuHezekiya: “Nali ke ilizwi likaNdikhoyo: 17‘Ngenene liyeza ithuba apho yonke into elapha komkhulu nalo lonke ilifa elashiywa ngooyihlo ukuza kuthi gaa namhlanje liya kuthinjwa lifuduselwe eBhabheli.’ Ewe, uNdikhoyo uthi akukho nto iya kusala.2 Kum 24:13; 2 Gan 36:10 18Abanye kubazukulwana besinqe sakho kanye baya kuthinjwa, baze benziwe amathenwa, babe zizicaka kwibhotwe lokumkani waseBhabheli.”2 Kum 24:14-15; Dan 1:1-7

19“Eli lizwi likaNdikhoyo ulithethayo lifanelekile,” uphendule watsho uHezekiya. Kaloku wayesithi: “Noko kuya kubakho inzolo nokhuseleko ngemihla yokudla kwam ubomi.”

Ukufa kukaHezekiya

(2 Gan 32:32-33)

20Ke ezinye zeziganeko zikaHezekiya, nayo yonke imizabalazo yakhe esenza iqula netonela awatsala amanzi ngalo ewangenisa esixekweni, nâzo encwadini yeembali zookumkani bakwaJuda. 21UHezekiya ke waya kuphumla kooyise, waza ke unyana wakhe uManase wangukumkani esikhundleni sakhe.

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UManase ukumkani wakwaJuda

(2 Gan 33:1-20)

211UManase wayeneshumi elinesibini leminyaka ukuqala kwakhe ukuba ngukumkani, waza ke walawula eJerusalem iminyaka emashumi mahlanu anesihlanu. Unina yayinguHefezibha. 2Wênza okubi emehlweni *kaNdikhoyo,Jer 15:4 wasuka wahamba ekhondweni lemikhwa emasikizi yezo zizwe wazigxothayo uNdikhoyo phambi kwamaSirayeli. 3Iindawo zonqulo eziphakamileyo awazitshitshisayo uyise uHezekiya, yena wabuya wazivusa, kananjalo wakhela noBhali amaqonga, wenza nentsika ka-Ashera, kanye ngendlela awayenze ngayo uAhabhi ukumkani wakwaSirayeli. Wayequbuda nakwiindidi zonke zeenkwenkwezi ezinqula. 4Wakha amaqonga endlwini kaNdikhoyo, nangona uNdikhoyo wayeyalele wathi: “Igama lam ndolimisa eJerusalem.”2 Sam 7:13 5Kuzo zombini iinkundla endlwini kaNdikhoyo wakhela iinkwenkwezi amaqonga. 6Unyana wakhe wamfaka emlilweni, esenza idini ngaye. Wayethe phithi yimilingo nokuvumisa, ehamba kumagqirha noosiyazi. Wayegqithisile ukwenza ububi emehlweni *kaNdikhoyo, emqumbisa.

7Wathatha intsika ka-Ashera awayeyikrolile, wayifaka endlwini kaThixo, ukanti ke uNdikhoyo wayemyalile uDavide ndawonye noSolomon unyana wakhe, wathi: “Igama lam ndolimisa kude kube ngunaphakade apha kule ndlu eJerusalem, ndawo leyo ndayinyulayo phakathi kwazo zonke izindlu zikaSirayeli. 8Ukuba amaSirayeli abe nenyameko, akwenza konke endiwayalele kona, awuthobela wonke umthetho awawunikwa sisicaka sam uMosis,1 Kum 9:3-5; 2 Gan 7:12-18 mna andisoze ndibuye ndiwenze abhadule emke kweli lizwe ndalinika ooyise.” 9Kodwa akaphulaphulanga, kuba uManase wawalahlekisa ngangokuba wada wabalasela ekwenzeni ububi kunezo zizwe wazitshabalalisayo uNdikhoyo phambi kwamaSirayeli.

10UNdikhoyo wathetha ngomlomo wezicaka zakhe *abashumayeli, wathi: 11“UManase ukumkani wakwaJuda wenze izono ezilumezayo. Yena ubalasele ekwenzeni okubi kunawo nama-Amori awayelapho ngaphambi kwakhe. Ngale mifanekiso yakhe uJuda umlukuhlele esonweni. 12Ngoko ke uNdikhoyo, uThixo kaSirayeli, utsho ukuthi: ‘Niyabona, iJerusalem ndawonye noJuda ndiza kuyithobela isithwakumbe esiya kubetha zithi nzwii iindlebe zakhe wonke umntu ophulaphuleyo. 13Apha phezu kweJerusalem ndiza kuthoba isohlwayo esifana neso ndayohlwaya ngaso iSamariya kunye nendlu ka-Ahabhi. IJerusalem ndoyitshabalalisa ndiyibhukuqe oku komntu osula isitya aze asiphethule. 14Ndosuka ndiwabukule amasalela alilifa lam; ewe, ndowanikezela ezandleni zeentshaba zawo. Aya kuxhatshazwa abhunculwe ziintshaba zawo. 15Kaloku wona asuke enza okubi emehlweni am, awuxhokonxa umsindo wam, nto leyo ke yenzeka kwamhla bâphuma ooyise eJiputa kude kube namhla.’ ”

16Ngaphezu koko ke uManase waliphalaza gqitha igazi elingenatyala, eqalela kweli cala, athi xhaxhe kweliya icala leJerusalem; nangaphandle kwesono awalukuhlela amaJuda kuso ukuze enze okubi emehlweni kaNdikhoyo.

17Ke ezinye zeziganeko zolawulo lukaManase, nayo yonke imisebenzi yakhe ikunye neso sono sakhe, nâzo encwadini yeembali zookumkani bakwaJuda. 18Ke uManase waya kuphumla kooyise, waza wangcwatywa emyezweni wakhe apho ebhotwe – lowo ke ngumyezo kaUza. Unyana wakhe uAmon wangena esikhundleni sakhe wangukumkani.

UAmon ukumkani wakwaJuda

(2 Gan 33:21-25)

19Ke kaloku uAmon wayeneminyaka emashumi mabini anambini ezelwe ukuqala kwakhe ukulawula, waza ke walawula iminyaka emibini eJerusalem. Unina yayinguMeshulemete intombi kaHaruze eYotebha. 20KwanjengoManase uyise naye wênza okubi emehlweni *kaNdikhoyo. 21Yena wahamba ekhondweni likayise, akanxaxha; naye wanqula imifanekiso *yezithixo njengoyise, equbuda kuyo. 22Wasuka wambukula uNdikhoyo uThixo wooyise, akahamba ngendlela yakhe.

23Ke amaphakathi kakumkani uAmon amenzela iyelenqe, ambulalela kwakhe ebhotwe. 24Bona ke abantu belo zwe bababulala bonke abo babenzele ukumkani uAmon iyelenqe, baza babeka unyana wakhe uJosiya wangukumkani esikhundleni sakhe.

25Ezinye ke iziganeko zolawulo luka-Amon, nemisebenzi yakhe, nâzo encwadini yeembali zookumkani bakwaJuda. 26Wangcwatyelwa engcwabeni lakhe emyezweni kaUza. Unyana wakhe uJosiya waba ngukumkani esikhundleni sakhe.