IsiZulu 1959/1997 (NO) (ZUL59NO)
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UDavide uphatha kahle uMefibosheti

91UDavide wathi: “Usekhona yini osele endlini kaSawule ukuba ngimenzele umusa ngenxa kaJonathani na?”

2Kwakukhona endlini kaSawule inceku egama layo linguSiba; bambizela kuDavide; inkosi yathi kuye: “UnguSiba na?”

Wathi: “Inceku yakho inguye.”

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9:3
1 Sam. 20:14
2 Sam. 4:4
Inkosi yayisithi: “Akusekho endlini kaSawule noyedwa engingamenzela umusa kaNkulunkulu na?”

USiba wathi enkosini: “UJonathani usenendodana elunyonga ngezinyawo.”

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9:4
2 Sam. 17:27
Yathi inkosi kuye: “Iphi na?”

USiba wathi enkosini: “Bheka, isendlini kaMakiri indodana ka-Amiyeli eLo Debari.”

5Inkosi uDavide yayisithuma yamlanda endlini kaMakiri indodana ka-Amiyeli waseLo Debari.

6UMefibosheti indodana kaJonathani kaSawule wafika kuDavide, wawa ngobuso, wakhuleka. UDavide wathi: “Mefibosheti.”

Wathi: “Nansi inceku yakho.”

7UDavide wayesethi kuye: “Ungesabi, ngokuba impela ngiyakukwenzela umusa ngenxa kaJonathani uyihlo, ngikubuyisele lonke izwe likayihlo uSawule, udle njalo etafuleni lami.”

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9:8
1 Sam. 24:15
2 AmaKh. 8:13
Wakhuleka wathi: “Iyini inceku yakho ukuba ubheke inja efileyo njengami na?”

9Inkosi yayisimbiza uSiba inceku kaSawule, yathi kuye: “Konke okukaSawule nokwendlu yakhe yonke ngikunike indodana yenkosi yakho. 10Uyakumlimela umhlabathi, wena namadodana akho nezinceku zakho, uvune ukuba indodana yenkosi yakho ibe nokudla, kepha uMefibosheti indodana yenkosi yakho uyakudla njalo etafuleni lami.” USiba wayenamadodana ayishumi nanhlanu nezinceku ezingamashumi amabili.

11USiba wathi enkosini: “Njengakho konke inkosi yami, inkosi, eyale ngakho inceku yayo, iyakwenze njalo inceku yakho.” UMefibosheti uyakudla etafuleni lenkosi njengenye yamadodana enkosi.

12UMefibosheti wayenendodana encane egama layo linguMika. Bonke ababehlala endlini kaSiba babe yizinceku zikaMefibosheti. 13UMefibosheti wayesehlala eJerusalema, ngokuba wadla njalo etafuleni lenkosi; wayelunyonga ngezinyawo zakhe zombili.

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Abakwa-Amoni badlala ngezigijimi zikaDavide.Bona nama-Aramu bachithwa nguDavide

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10:1
1 IziKr. 19:1
Kwathi emva kwalokho inkosi yabantwana bakwa-Amoni yafa, uHanuni indodana yakhe waba yinkosi esikhundleni sayo. 2UDavide wathi: “Ngiyakumenzela umusa uHanuni indodana kaNahashi, njengalokho uyise angenzela umusa.” UDavide wayesethuma ngesandla sezinceku zakhe ukumduduza ngoyise. Zafika-ke izinceku zikaDavide ezweni labantwana bakwa-Amoni. 3Kepha izikhulu zabantwana bakwa-Amoni zathi kuHanuni inkosi yazo: “Imbala ngokubona kwakho uDavide uthume abaduduzi kuwe ukuba atuse uyihlo na? UDavide akazithumanga yini izinceku zakhe kuwe ukuba ziphenye umuzi, ziwuhlole, ziwuchithe, na?” 4UHanuni wayesebamba izinceku zikaDavide, waphucula inxenye yezilevu zazo, wahina izingubo zazo phakathi kwaze kwaba sezinqeni zazo, wazimukisa.

5Lapho sebemtshela uDavide lokho, wathumela ukuzihlangabeza, ngokuba ayenamahloni kakhulu lawo madoda. Yathi inkosi: “Hlalani eJeriko, zize zihlume izilevu zenu, bese nibuya.”

6Abantwana bakwa-Amoni sebebone ukuthi banengekile kuDavide, abakwa-Amoni bathuma baqasha ama-Aramu aseBeti Rehobe nama-Aramu aseSoba, imigundatshani eyizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili, nenkosi yaseMahakha inabantu abayinkulungwane, nabantu baseThobi beyizinkulungwane eziyishumi nambili.

7UDavide esezwile lokho wamthuma uJowabe nempi yonke yamaqhawe. 8

10:8
AbAhl. 11:3
Abantwana bakwa-Amoni baphuma, bahlela impi ngasesikhaleni sesango; ama-Aramu aseSoba naseRehobe, nabantu baseThobi, nabaseMahakha babebodwa endle.

9Kepha uJowabe esebona ukuthi izimpondo zempi zimhaqile ngaphambili nangasemuva wakhetha kwabakhethekileyo bakwa-Israyeli, wabahlela ukuba balwe nama-Aramu; 10abantu abaseleyo wababeka esandleni sika-Abishayi umfowabo, wabahlela ukuba balwe nabantwana bakwa-Amoni. 11Wathi: “Uma ama-Aramu engahlula, uyakungisiza; kepha uma abantwana bakwa-Amoni bekwahlula, ngiyakufika ngikusize. 12Qinani, masiziqinise ngenxa yabantu bakithi nangenxa yemizi kaNkulunkulu wethu; uJehova makenze okuhle emehlweni akhe.”

13UJowabe nabantu ababe naye base besondela ukuba balwe nama-Aramu; kepha abaleka phambi kwakhe. 14Lapho abantwana bakwa-Amoni bebona ukuthi ama-Aramu abalekile, babaleka nabo phambi kuka-Abishayi, bangena emzini. UJowabe wayesebuya kubantwana bakwa-Amoni, weza eJerusalema.

15Ama-Aramu esebonile ukuthi anqotshiwe phambi kuka-Israyeli, abuthana ndawonye. 16UHadadezeri wathuma wakhipha ama-Aramu ayephesheya koMfula;* afika eHelamu, uShobaki induna yempi kaHadadezeri ephambi kwawo.

17UDavide watshelwa, wabutha wonke u-Israyeli, wawela iJordani, wafika eHelamu. Ama-Aramu azihlela ukuhlangabezana noDavide, alwa naye. 18Ama-Aramu abaleka phambi kuka-Israyeli; uDavide wabulala kuma-Aramu izinqola ezingamakhulu ayisikhombisa nabamahhashi abayizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amane, wamshaya uShobaki induna yempi yabo, wafela khona lapho. 19Lapho onke amakhosi ayeyizinceku zikaHadadezeri ebonile ukuthi anqotshiwe phambi kuka-Israyeli, enza ukuthula no-Israyeli, abakhonza. Ama-Aramu ayesesaba ukusiza abantwana bakwa-Amoni futhi.

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Isono sikaDavide noBati Sheba

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11:1
2 Sam. 12:26
1 IziKr. 20:1
Emva komnyaka ngesikhathi sokuhlasela kwamakhosi uDavide wamthuma uJowabe nezinceku zakhe zinaye kanye no-Israyeli wonke, babachitha abantwana bakwa-Amoni, bavimbezela iRaba; kepha uDavide wahlala eJerusalema.

2Kwathi kusihlwa uDavide wavuka embhedeni, wahamba ophahleni lwendlu yenkosi, wabona esesophahleni owesifazane egeza; owesifazane wayemuhle kakhulu, ebukeka. 3UDavide wathuma wabuza ngalowo wesifazane. Omunye wathi: “Lowo akasiye uBati Sheba yini, indodakazi ka-Eliyamu, umka-Uriya umHeti, na?” 4

11:4
Lev. 15:19
UDavide wathuma izithunywa, wamthatha; wangena kuye, walala naye, ngokuba wayesehlambulukile yena ekungcoleni kwakhe; wabuyela ekhaya. 5Owesifazane wamitha, wathuma wamtshela uDavide, wathi: “Ngikhulelwe.”

6UDavide wayesethumela kuJowabe ngokuthi: “Thuma kimi u-Uriya umHeti.” UJowabe wamthuma u-Uriya kuDavide. 7Esefikile kuye u-Uriya, uDavide wabuza kuye impilo yakhe, nempilo yabantu, nokuthi impi ihamba kanjani. 8UDavide wayesethi ku-Uriya: “Yehla uye endlini yakho, ugeze izinyawo zakho.” U-Uriya waphuma endlini yenkosi, kwamlandela isipho sokudla esivela enkosini. 9Kepha u-Uriya walala ngasemnyango wendlu yenkosi kanye nazo zonke izinceku zenkosi yakhe, akehlelanga endlini yakhe.

10UDavide esetsheliwe ukuthi u-Uriya akehlelanga endlini yakhe, uDavide wathi ku-Uriya: “Awubuyi ekuhambeni yini? Awehlelanga ngani endlini yakho na?”

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11:11
1 Sam. 4:3
U-Uriya wathi kuDavide: “Umphongolo, no-Israyeli, noJuda bahlezi emadokodweni; inkosi yami uJowabe nezinceku zenkosi yami zimisile endle; mina-ke, pho, ngingene endlini yami, ngidle, ngiphuze, ngilale nomkami na? Kuphila kwakho nokuphila komphefumulo wakho, angiyikuyenza leyo nto.”

12Wayesethi uDavide ku-Uriya: “Hlala lapha nanamuhla; kusasa ngiyakukuvumela ukuba uhambe.” U-Uriya wayesehlala eJerusalema lolo suku nolulandelayo. 13Esebiziwe nguDavide wadla waphuza phambi kwakhe; wamdakisa; kusihlwa waphuma ukuyolala embhedeni wakhe kanye nezinceku zenkosi, kepha akehlelanga endlini yakhe.

14Kwathi ekuseni uDavide wamlobela uJowabe incwadi, wayithuma ngesandla sika-Uriya. 15Waloba encwadini ukuthi: “Misani u-Uriya ngaphambili, lapho impi ishisa khona, nihlehle kuye ukuba ashaywe, afe.”

16Kwathi uJowabe esahlozinga umuzi, wammisa u-Uriya endaweni lapho azi ukuthi kukhona amadoda anamandla. 17Abantu bomuzi baphuma balwa noJowabe; kwawa abantu abathile ezincekwini zikaDavide; wafa naye u-Uriya umHeti.

18UJowabe wayesethuma wamtshela uDavide zonke izindaba zempi; 19wasiyala isithunywa ngokuthi: “Lapho uqedile ukuyitshela inkosi zonke izindaba zempi, 20kuyakuthi uma kuvuka intukuthelo yenkosi, ithi kuwe: ‘Nisondeleleni kangako emzini ukulwa na? Beningazi yini ukuthi bebeyakucibishela besogangeni na? 21

11:21
AbAhl. 9:53
Ngubani owabulala u-Abimeleki indodana kaJerubesheti na? Angithi owesifazane esogangeni wamphonsa ngembokodwe, wafa eThebesi, na? Nisondeleleni kangako ogangeni na?’ uthi: ‘Inceku yakho u-Uriya umHeti ifile nayo.’ ”

22Sase sihamba isithunywa, safika samtshela uDavide konke esasikuthunyelwe nguJowabe. 23Isithunywa sathi kuDavide: “Amadoda ayesehlula, asiphumela endle, kepha sawaficezela kwaze kwaba sesikhaleni sesango. 24Abacibishelayo bacibishela izinceku zakho besogangeni; ezinye izinceku zenkosi zifile, nenceku yakho u-Uriya umHeti ifile nayo.”

25UDavide wayesethi kuso isithunywa: “Uyakusho kanje kuJowabe, uthi: ‘Le nto mayingabi mbi emehlweni akho, ngokuba inkemba idla omunye njengomunye; qinisa impi yakho ngasemzini, uwuchithe;’ bese wumqunga isibindi.”

26Umka-Uriya esezwa ukuthi u-Uriya indoda yakhe ufile wayililela indoda yakhe. 27Sekuphelile ukulila, uDavide wathuma wamletha endlini yakhe; waba ngumkakhe, wamzalela indodana. Kepha leyo nto eyenziwe nguDavide yayimbi emehlweni kaJehova.