IsiXhosa 1996 (XHO96)
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UYoshuwa undulula uRubhen noGadi nesiqingatha sikaManase

221UYoshuwa wabiza isizwe sakwaRubhen nesakwaGadi kunye nesiqingatha sesakwaManase sasempuma, 2wathi: “Nikufezile konke enakuyalelwa sisicaka *sikaNdikhoyo uMosis, nayithobela yonke imiyalelo yam.Ntlango 32:20-32; Yosh 1:12-15 3Unanamhla aniwashiyanga enyanyeni amawenu, koko ninyamekele ukuthobela umthetho kaNdikhoyo uThixo wenu. 4Ngoku ke uNdikhoyo uThixo wenu uwaphumzile amawenu, njengoko wathembisayo. Ke ngoko godukani niye kumhlaba ongowenu ongakwicala elingasempumalanga yeJordan, lowo nawunikwa nguMosis isicaka sikaNdikhoyo. 5Kambe maze ninyaniseke ngokupheleleyo ekuwuthobeleni umyalelo nomthetho eniwuwiselwe nguMosis isicaka sikaNdikhoyo, othi: ‘Mthande uNdikhoyo uThixo wakho; mthobele ezintweni zonke, uyigcine imiyalelo yakhe, unamathele kuye, umkhonze ngomxhelo wonke nangomoya wakho wonke.’ ”

6Emva koko ke uYoshuwa wabasikelela wabandulula bagoduka. 7Kaloku uMosis wayabele isiqingatha sesizwe sakwaManase umhlaba eBhashan, kanti ke yena uYoshuwa wabela esinye isiqingatha sesizwe sakwaManase umhlaba ongasentshona kweJordan kunye namawabo.

UYoshuwa wabandulula wabasikelela wathi: 8“Ngoku nigoduka nizizityebi, ninemfuyo eninzi, nesiliva, negolide, ubhedu, nentsimbi, nemfumba yezambatho. Ze niwabele amawenu kumaxhoba eniwafumene ezintshabeni.”

9AmaRubhen namaGadi nesiqingatha samaManase bagoduka. Amanye amaSirayeli bawashiya apho eShilo kwelamaKanana, basinga kwelakowabo eGiliyadi, ababeyifumene ngokomyalelo kaNdikhoyo kuMosis.

Ukusonjululwa kwengxaki yeqonga lamadini

10Zathi zakufika eGeliloti ngaseJordan eKanana izizwe zakwaRubhen nakwaGadi noManase osempuma, zakha into enkulu yeqonga lamadini apho phezu komlambo. 11AmaSirayeli eva kusithiwa: “Khangelani uRubhen noGadi nesiqingatha sikaManase bakhe iqonga lamadini emdeni welaseKanana nganeno apha eGeliloti phezu komlambo iJordan!” 12Yakuvakala loo nto lonke ibandla lakwaSirayeli lahlangana eShilo, lizilungiselela ukuhlasela izizwe ezingaphesheya, empumalanga yeJordan.

13AmaSirayeli athuma umbingeleli uPineyasi unyana kaElazare kwaRubhen nakwaGadi nakwaManase ongaphesheya eGiliyadi. 14UPineyasi wahamba neshumi lamadoda aziinkokheli zezizwe ezilishumi zakwaSirayeli. La madoda ayeziintloko zezindlu. 15Baya kufika eGiliyadi kwaRubhen, kwaGadi, nakwaManase ongasempuma, bafika bathi: 16“Sithetha nje, sithetha egameni lebandla likaNdikhoyo liphela. Niyenzeleni into embi kangaka ngokungathembeki kuThixo kaSirayeli? Yini na ukuba nityeke kuNdikhoyo ngokuzakhela iqonga lamadini, nivukelane naye ngoku?Hlaz 12:13-14 17Khange bube sisifundo na ubugwenxa obenzeke ePehoreNtlango 25:1-9 Kaloku uNdikhoyo wabetha ibandla xa lilonke ngobhubhani. Ngaba unanamhla anikahlanjululwa na kobo bugwenxa, 18le nto nityekayo ekumlandeleni uNdikhoyo? Xa namhlanje nimvukela uNdikhoyo, ngomso kosa eliqumbele lonke ibandla lakwaSirayeli. 19Xa umhlaba wenu ugqwalisekile, ngani ningaweli iJordan nje, niye apho simiyo *isibingelelo sikaNdikhoyo ezweni lakhe, nize kuma apha phakathi kwethu? Yekani ukumvukela uNdikhoyo nize nathi nisifake kolo vukelo lwenu ngokwenza qonga limbi lingelilo likaNdikhoyo uThixo wethu. 20Ngaba senikulibele ukungathembeki kuka-Akana unyana kaZera, owathatha amaxhoba amakatshatyalaliswe, kwaza ngenxa yeso senzo kohlwaywa lonke ibandla lakwaSirayeli? UAkana akazange afe yedwa ngenxa yesono sakhe.Yosh 7:1-26

21Oonyana bakaRubhen, noonyana bakaGadi, nesiqingatha sikaManase, benjenje ukuphendula iintloko zezizwe zakwaSirayeli: 22“Oyena unguThixo nguNdikhoyo! Ewe, oyena unguThixo nguye uNdikhoyo! Nguye owaziyo ukuba sikwenzeleni na oku, yaye nani sifuna nazi. Ukuba oku sikwenze ngokungathembeki kuNdikhoyo, okanye ngokumvukela, masingasindi ekufeni namhlanje. 23Yaye ukuba ngeli qonga sityekile ekumlandeleni uNdikhoyo ngokwenzela kulo amadini ethu atshiswayo, nawokudla, nawobudlelane, makasuke asigwebe yena ngenkqu. 24Hayi bo! Elaa qonga silenze ngenxa yexhala lokuba kwixesha elizayo abantwana benu basenokuthi kubantwana bethu: ‘Uyintoni kuni kakade uNdikhoyo uThixo kaSirayeli? 25Akanto yakwenza nani maRubhen namaGadi; wasahlula nani ngokwenza iJordan umda.’ Loo nto ke ingabangela ukuba abantwana bethu bayeke ukunqula uNdikhoyo. 26Kungoko ke satshoyo ukuthi: ‘Masakhe iqonga, kodwa kungabi ngenjongo yakunikela madini naminikelo kulo.’ 27Hayi, sisitsho nje besisenzela thina nani, nezizukulwana ezizayo, ubungqina bokuba ngenene uNdikhoyo simnqula esibingelelweni sakhe ngamadini atshiswayo, nawobudlelane, nangeminikelo. Besisenzela ukuba abantwana benu bangaze bathi kwabethu: ‘Aninasabelo nina nanto yakwenza kuNdikhoyo.’ 28Thina besiba abantwana bethu babeya kuthi xa ithe yehla into enjalo: ‘Naliya iqonga elifana nqwa neliya likaNdikhoyo lakhiwa ngoobawo. Ewe kambe, asililo lamadini neminikelo, lona lilingqina kumawethu nakumawenu.’ 29Asingeke ke thina sivukele uNdikhoyo okanye sityeke kuye ngokwakha iqonga lamadini neminikelo elilelinye. ElikaNdikhoyo uThixo wethu lona limi esibingelelweni sakhe.”

30OoPineyasi neentloko zakwaSirayeli kunye nezezindlu, banela bakuba beyivile impendulo yamaRubhen namaGadi kunye neyesiqingatha samaManase. 31Umbingeleli uPineyasi, unyana kaElazare, wathi kuwo: “Ngoku siyazi ukuba uNdikhoyo uphakathi kwethu; animvukelanga. Ngoko ke amaSirayeli ephela asindile kumsindo wakhe.”

32UPineyasi ke neentloko zamaSirayeli bemka kwaRubhen nakwaGadi eGiliyadi, babuyela eKanana, baya kwenza ingxelo kumaSirayeli. 33Aneliseka yiloo ngxelo amaSirayeli, atsho abonga uThixo; akabi sathetha ngakuhlasela awutshabalalise umhlaba wamaRubhen namaGadi.

34Baza ke abantu bakwaRubhen nakwaGadi balibiza elo qonga ngokuthi: “Lingqina kuthi sonke ukuba uNdikhoyo unguThixo.” Baza ke bathi ukulibiza liNgqina.

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Amazwi okugqibela kaYoshuwa

231Lakuba ligqithile ithuba elide *uNdikhoyo uwaphumzile amaSirayeli ezintshabeni zawo ezaziwangqongile; noYoshuwa ngoku wayeselemdala aluphele. 2UYoshuwa wawabiza onke amaSirayeli, amadoda amakhulu, iintloko zezindlu, abalamli, kunye nabanye abangamagosa, wathi kubo: “Sendaluphele; ndigugile mna ngoku. 3Niyibonile yonke into ayenzileyo ngenxa yenu uNdikhoyo kuzo zonke iintlanga zalapha. UNdikhoyo uThixo wenu ubesoloko enilwela kaloku. 4Khumbulani ukuba isizwe ngasinye kuni ndisabele umhlaba waso kumhlaba weentlanga endizitshabalalisileyo, kwanezo zisaseleyo phakathi kweJordan nolwandle ngasentshonalanga. 5UNdikhoyo uThixo wenu nguye ngenkqu owozigxotha phambi kwenu; wovulela nina indawo. Ke ngoko lo mhlaba ngowenu njengoko kanye wathembisayo. 6Ngoko ke yomelelani, ninyamekele nithobele yonke into ebhalwe kwincwadi yomthetho kaMosis, ningashiyi nendawo le. 7Nize ningazibandakanyi naba bantu basaseleyo apha, ningabizi namagama *oothixo babo, okanye nisebenzise amagama oothixo babo xa nifunga, ningabanquli abo thixo nikhahlele kubo. 8Ndaweni yaloo nto nina namathelani kuNdikhoyo, nenze njengoko senenzile unanamhla. 9UNdikhoyo unigxothele izizwe ezikhulu nezinamandla ekungeneni kwenu, akwabikho bani unako ukumelana nani edabini. 10Nditsho nomntu omnye kuni angachitha-chitha iwaka eyedwa,Hlaz 32:30 kuba kaloku uNdikhoyo uThixo wenu uyanilwela njengoko wathembisayo.Hlaz 3:22 11Ze nigcise ke ngenxa yobomi benu, uNdikhoyo uThixo wenu nimthande, 12kuba kaloku xa nithe natyeka kuye nazibandakanya nezi ntlanga ziseleyo apha, nendiselana nazo, 13ze nazi kakuhle ukuba uNdikhoyo akakubuy' azigxothe, anivulele indawo. Ndaweni yaloo nto ziya kusuka zibe ngathi zizabatha nezigu zokunigcayisela, zibe ngathi zizabhokhwe zokunitywatyusha, nameva asemehlweni, nide niphele nithi shwaka kulo mhlaba ulungileyo niwunikwe nguNdikhoyo uThixo wenu.

14“Ngoku ke sendiza kufa. Nazi mhlophe ezintliziyweni zenu nasemiphefumlweni yenu ukuba akukho nanye into ayithembisileyo angayenzanga uNdikhoyo; ewe, akukho nanye into ayithethileyo angayiphumelelisanga. 15Kanti kwalo Ndikhoyo unenzela izinto ezintle kangaka uyakwazi ukubuya azise ububi anitshabalalise nithi shwaka kulo mhlaba ulungileyo aninike wona. 16Ewe, xa niwutyeshelayo umnqophiso athe maze niwugcine uNdikhoyo uThixo wenu, nisuke nina nikhonze ninqule izithixo, wovutha umsindo wakhe, anitshabalalise ngephanyazo, niphele kuthi tu kulo mhlaba ulungileyo aninike wona.”

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Umyolelo kaYoshuwa nokuhlaziywa komnqophiso

241UYoshuwa wenza imbizo yazo zonke izizwe zakwaSirayeli eShekem. Wabiza onke amadoda amakhulu, iintloko zezindlu, abalamli, kunye nabanye abangamagosa akwaSirayeli, bonke baya kuthi nqwadalala *ngasesibingelelweni *sikaNdikhoyo. 2Wabhekisa kubo bonke abantu uYoshuwa wenjenje: “Utsho uNdikhoyo, uThixo kaSirayeli, ukuthi: ‘Kudala kanye ooyihlo-mkhulu uTeraZiQalo 11:27 kunye noonyana bakhe uAbraham noNahore babemi ngaphesheya komlambo iEfrati,Oko kukuthi “eMesopotami” benqula *thixo bambi. 3Uyihlo-mkhulu uAbraham ndamkhupha apho ngaphesheya kwe-Efrati,ZiQalo 12:1-9 walityhutyha lonke elaseKanana. Ndampha abantwana abaninzi. Ndamnika uIsake;ZiQalo 21:1-3 4uIsake yena ndamnika uYakobi noEsawu.ZiQalo 25:24-26 UEsawu ndamnika ilizwe leentaba lase-Edom.ZiQalo 36:8; Hlaz 2:5 Yena uYakobi noonyana bakhe behla baya eJiputa.ZiQalo 46:1-7 5-6Ndathuma uMosis noAron, amaJiputa ndawehlisela izibetho.Mfud 3:1 – 12:42 Niyayazi into endawenza yona. Ndaza ke emva koko ndanikhupha eJiputa, naza nina naza kutsho kuLwandle oluBomvu. AmaJiputa akhupha iinqwelo zamahashe nomkhosi okhwele amahashe ukusukela ooyihlo, asinga kuLwandle oluBomvu. 7Kodwa bathi bakukhala ooyihlo, ndafaka ithunzi lobumnyama phakathi kwamaSirayeli namaJiputa. Ndawagubungela ngamanzi olwandle, eyela amaJiputa – niyayazi loo nto.Mfud 14:1-31

“ ‘Nahlala entlango ithuba elide. 8Ndaza mna ndanizisa kumhlaba wama-Amori awayemi ngasempumalanga yeJordan. Alwa nani, kodwa mna ndawanikela ezandleni zenu. Nawuthatha umhlaba wawo, ndakuba mna ndiwatshabalalisile.Ntlango 21:21-35 9Ukumkani uBhalaki wakwaMowabhi, unyana kaZipore, waqubisana namaSirayeli edabini. Wathumelela uBhalam, unyana kaBhehore, ukuba abizwe eze anishwabulele, 10kodwa andizange ndivume ukumphulaphula uBhalam. Ndaweni yaloo nto wamana ukunithamsanqelisa,Ntlango 22:1 – 24:25 ndaba ke ndinihlangule kuBhalaki. 11Nawela iJordan,Yosh 3:14-17 naya eJeriko. Abemi balapho balwa nani,Yosh 6:1-21 njengoko enjenjalo ama-Amori, namaPerezi, namaKanana, amaHiti, amaGirgashi, amaHivi, namaJebhusi, kodwa ndabanikela ezandleni zenu. 12Ndabathumela ngoonomeva abo balwa nani.Mfud 23:28; Hlaz 7:20 Yiyo loo nto eyachitha iikumkani zama-Amori zombini – asilokrele nalutolo lwenu. 13Ndaninika umhlaba eningazanga nawusebenza nezixeko eningazanga nazakha. Ngoku nihlala apho nitye isivuno semidiliya eningayilimanga, neminquma eningazanga nabulaleka yiyo.’Hlaz 6:10-11

14“UNdikhoyo mhloneleni, nimnqule ngentembeko ninyanisekile. Yahlukanani *nezithixo zookhokho benu ngexesha bengaphesheya kwe-Efrati naseJiputa, nikhonze uNdikhoyo yedwa. 15Ke ukuba kubi emehlweni enu ukumkhonza uNdikhoyo, khethani ngoku, ukuba nokhonza bani na nina, phakathi koothixo baseMesopotami booyihlo noothixo bama-Amori enimi kumhlaba wawo. Kodwa mna kunye nomzi wam, siya kukhonza uNdikhoyo.”

16Aphendula amaSirayeli athi: “Thina asisoze sahlukane noNdikhoyo sikhonze thixo bambi. 17NguNdikhoyo uThixo wethu owasikhulula thina nookhokho eJiputa ebukhobokeni. Siyayazi imiqondiso emikhulu awayenzayo. Wasilondoloza konke apho sihamba khona, wasikhusela xa besicanda phakathi kweentlanga. 18UNdikhoyo wasigxothela zonke iintlanga, nditsho kunye nama-Amori awayemi apha. Ngoko ke nathi sokhonza uNdikhoyo; nguye uThixo wethu.”

19UYoshuwa wathetha namaSirayeli wenjenje: “Aninako ukumkhonza uNdikhoyo. UNdikhoyo nguThixo owahlukileyo; unguThixo onekhwele. Akasayi kukuxolela ukumvukela kwenu nokumona kwenu, 20yaye ukuba niyamfulathela nikhonze izithixo zasemzini, wonijikela anihlisele ububi. Wonitshabalalisa niphele, ngoku kanye ebekade eniphethe kakuhle.”

21Abantu bathi kuYoshuwa: “Hayi bo! Thina siza kukhonza uNdikhoyo.”

22Wathi ke uYoshuwa: “Ningamangqina enu ngokwenu ke ukuba nina nizikhethele ukukhonza uNdikhoyo.”

“Ewe, singamangqina,” batsho abantu.

23“Yahlukanani ke nazo ezo zithixo zasemzini ninazo,” watsho uYoshuwa, “nize ke nizinikele ngomxhelo wonke kuNdikhoyo uThixo kaSirayeli.”

24Bathi abantu kuYoshuwa: “Thina sokhonza uNdikhoyo uThixo wethu, siphulaphule ilizwi lakhe.”

25Ngaloo mini, belapho eShekem, uYoshuwa wabenzela umnqophiso abantu, wabanika imimiselo nemithetho amabayithobele. 26Wayibhala yonke loo nto uYoshuwa encwadini yomthetho kaThixo. Waza emva koko wathatha ilitye elikhulu, walimisa phantsi komthi wom-oki ngakuloo ndawo wayenqulelwa kuyo uNdikhoyo. 27Wathi ebantwini bonke: “Niyabona, eli litye loba lelobungqina, kuba liwevile onke amazwi uNdikhoyo awabhekise kuthi. Lilo ke eloba lingqina xa nimkhanyela uThixo wenu.” 28Emva koko ke wabandulula abantu uYoshuwa, umntu ngamnye wabuyela emhlabeni olilifa lakhe.

Ukubhubha kukaYoshuwa noElazare

29Wabhubha ke emva koko uYoshuwa, unyana kaNune, isicaka *sikaNdikhoyo, eminyaka ilikhulu lineshumi. 30Wafihlelwa eTimnata-sera, emhlabeni olilifa lakhe,Yosh 19:49-50 kweleentaba kwaEfrayim, kumantla entaba iGahashe.

31AmaSirayeli ahlala ekhonza uNdikhoyo lo gama wayesaphila uYoshuwa. Akungabikho ahlala esenjenjalo nangalo gama ayesekho amadoda amakhulu awayenamava ngeziganeko ezikhulu ezenziwa nguNdikhoyo.

32Amathambo kaJosefu awayeze nawo eJiputa amaSirayeli,ZiQalo 50:24-25; Mfud 13:19 awangcwaba kumhlaba owathengwa nguYakobi eShekem koonyana bakaHamore uyise kaShekem ngekhulu leesiliva.ZiQalo 33:19; Yoh 4:5; Mseb 7:16 Lo mhlaba waba lilifa lenzala kaJosefu.

33Wabhubha noElazare, unyana ka-Aron, waza wangcwatyelwa eGibheya kweleentaba kwaEfrayim, emhlabeni owabelwa uPineyasi unyana wakhe.