KO E ʻULUAKI TOHI
ʻO
SAMUELA
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1 Ko ʻElikena ko e Livai, mo ʻene lotu ʻi he taʻu kotoa pē ʻi Sailo. 4 ʻOku ʻofa ia kia ʻAna, ka ʻoku paʻa ia, pea fakaʻitaʻi ia ʻe Penina. 9 ʻOku kole ʻe ʻAna ʻi heʻene mamahi ha tamasiʻi. 12 ʻOku tautea ia ʻe Ilai, pea toki tāpuakiʻi ia. 19 Kuo fanauʻi ʻe ʻAna ʻa Samuela. 24 Ko ʻene ʻatu ia kia Sihova ʻo fakatatau ki heʻene fuakava.
VAKAI naʻe ai ha tangata ʻo Lamateimi-Sofimi ʻoe moʻunga ʻo ʻIfalemi, ko hono hingoa ko ʻElikena, ko e foha ʻo Seloami ko e foha ʻo Elihu, ko e foha ʻo Tohu: ko e foha ʻo Sufi, ko e tangata ʻEfalata: Pea naʻe toko ua hono ʻunoho; ko e hingoa ʻoe tokotaha ko ʻAna, pea ko Penina ʻae hingoa ʻoe tokotaha: pea naʻe ai ʻae fānau ʻa Penina, ka naʻe ʻikai ha fānau ʻa ʻAna. Pea naʻe ʻalu hake ʻae tangata ni mei heʻene kolo ki Sailo ʻi he taʻu kotoa pē ke lotu mo ʻatu ʻae feilaulau kia Sihova ʻoe ngaahi kautau. Pea naʻe ʻi ai ʻae ongo foha ʻo Ilai, ko Hofini mo Finiasi ko e ongo taulaʻeiki ʻo Sihova.
¶ Pea ʻi he hoko ʻae ʻaho ke fai ʻae feilaulau ʻe ʻElikena, naʻa ne vahe kia Penina ko hono ʻunoho, mo ʻene ngaahi tama kotoa pē mo ʻene ngaahi taʻahine ʻa honau ʻinasi. Ka naʻa ne ʻatu kia ʻAna ʻae vahe lahi he naʻe ʻofa ia kia ʻAna: ka kuo tāpuni hono manāva ʻe Sihova. Pea naʻe fakamamahi lahi ia ʻe hono fili, ke ne lāunga, ko e meʻa ʻi he tāpuni hono manāva ʻe Sihova. Pea ʻi heʻene fai pehē pe ʻi he taʻu kotoa pē, naʻa ne ʻalu hake ki he fale ʻo Sihova, pea loto mamahi ai ia; ko ia naʻe tangi ai ia, pea naʻe ʻikai kai. Pea pehē ai ʻe ʻElikena ko hono ʻunoho kiate ia, “ʻAna ko e hā ʻoku ke tangi ai? Pea ko e hā ʻoku ʻikai te ke kai? Pea ko e hā ʻoku mamahi ai ho loto? ʻIkai ʻoku ou lelei hake kiate koe ʻi he tama ʻe hongofulu?”
¶ Pea naʻe tuʻu hake ʻa ʻAna hili ʻenau kai mo inu ʻi Sailo. Pea naʻe nofo ʻae taulaʻeiki ko Ilai ʻi he nofoʻa ofi ki he pou ʻi he fale ʻo Sihova. 10 Pea naʻe mamahi lahi hono laumālie, ʻo ne lotu kia Sihova, pea tangi lahi. 11 Pea naʻe fai ʻe ia ʻae fuakava, ʻo ne pehē, “ʻE Sihova ʻoe tokolahi, kapau ko e moʻoni te ke ʻafio mai ki he mamahi ʻa hoʻo kaunanga, ʻo manatuʻi au, ʻo ʻikai fakangaloʻi ʻa hoʻo kaunanga, ka ke foaki ki hoʻo kaunanga ʻae tama, pehē te u foaki ia kia Sihova ʻi he ʻaho kotoa pē ʻo ʻene moʻui, pea ʻe ʻikai ʻai ha tele ki hono ʻulu.” 12 Pea naʻe pehē, ʻi heʻene lotu maʻu pē ʻi he ʻao ʻo Sihova, naʻe vakai ʻe Ilai ʻa hono loungutu. 13 Ka naʻe lea ʻa ʻAna ʻi hono loto pea naʻe ngaue hono loungutu ka naʻe ʻikai ongoʻi hono leʻo: ko ia naʻe mahalo ai ʻe Ilai kuo konā ia. 14 Pea naʻe pehē ʻe Ilai kiate ia, “ʻE tuku ʻafē ʻa hoʻo konā? tukuange hoʻo uaine ʻiate koe.” 15 Pea naʻe leaange ʻa ʻAna ʻo pehē, “ʻOku ʻikai, ʻE hoku ʻeiki, ka ko e fefine loto mamahi au: naʻe ʻikai te u inu uaine pe ha inu mālohi, ka kuo u lilingi hoku laumālie ʻi he ʻao ʻo Sihova. 16 ‌ʻOua naʻa ke ui hoʻo kaunanga ko e ʻofefine ʻoe kovi: he kuo u lea pe ʻi he lahi ʻo ʻeku feinga mo ʻeku mamahi.” 17 Pea naʻe lea ai ʻa Ilai ʻo pehē, “ʻAlu fiemālie pē: pea ʻofa ke tuku kiate koe ʻe he ʻOtua ʻo ʻIsileli, ʻae kole ʻaia kuo ke kole kiate ia.” 18 Pea pehē ʻe ia, “Tuku ke maʻu ʻe hoʻo kaunanga ʻae fiemālie ʻi ho ʻao.” Pea naʻe ʻalu ʻae fefine ʻi hono hala, pea kai, pea naʻe ʻikai kei matapeko ia.
19 ¶ Pea naʻa nau tuʻu hengihengi hake ʻi he ʻapongipongi, ʻo lotu ʻi he ʻao ʻo Sihova, pea ʻalu, ʻo hoko atu ki honau fale ʻi Lama: pea naʻe ʻilo ʻe ʻElikena ʻa hono ʻunoho; pea naʻe manatuʻi ia ʻe Sihova. 20 Pea hili ʻae ngaahi māhina ʻoe feitama ʻa ʻAna, pea pehē, naʻe fāʻeleʻi ʻe ia ʻae tama, ʻo ne ui hono hingoa ko Samuela, ʻo pehē, “Ko e meʻa ʻi heʻeku kole ia meia Sihova.” 21 Pea naʻe ʻalu hake ʻae tangata ko ʻElikena mo hono fale kotoa pē, ke ʻatu kia Sihova ʻae feilaulau ʻoe taʻu, mo ʻene fuakava. 22 Ka naʻe ʻikai ʻalu ʻa ʻAna; he naʻe pehē ʻe ia ki hono ʻunoho, “ʻE ʻikai te u ʻalu kaeʻoua ke mavae ʻae tamasiʻi, pea u toki ʻave ia, koeʻuhi ke fakahā ia ʻi he ʻao ʻo Sihova, pea ke nofomaʻu ai ia ʻo taʻengata. 23 Pea naʻe pehēange ʻe hono ʻunoho ko ʻElikena kiate ia, “Ke ke fai ʻaia ʻoku lelei kiate koe; tatali ke ʻoua ke ke mavae ia; kae kehe ke fokotuʻumaʻu ʻe Sihova ʻene folofola.” Ko ia naʻe nofo ai ʻae fefine ʻo fakahuhu ʻene tama, pea toki fakamavae ia.
24 ¶ Pea hili ʻa hono fakamavae ia, naʻa ne ʻave ia, pea mo e fanga pulu ʻe tolu, mo e efa ʻe taha ʻoe mahoaʻa, mo e hina uaine ʻe taha, ʻo ʻomi ia ki he fale ʻo Sihova ʻi Sailo: pea naʻe kei siʻi ʻae tama. 25 Pea naʻa na tāmateʻi ʻae pulu, pea ʻomi ʻae tamasiʻi kia Ilai. 26 Pea naʻe pehē ʻe ia, “ʻE hoku ʻeiki, hangē ʻoku moʻoni ʻa hoʻo moʻui, ʻe hoku ʻeiki, ko au ko e fefine naʻe tuʻu ofi kiate koe ʻi heni, ʻo lotu kia Sihova. 27 Naʻaku kole ʻae tamasiʻi ni; pea kuo tuku mai ʻe Sihova ʻa ʻeku kole ʻaia ne u fai kiate ia: 28 Ko ia foki ʻoku ou toe ʻatu ia kia Sihova; ʻe tuku ia kia Sihova ʻi heʻene moʻui kotoa pē.” Pea naʻe lotu ia kia Sihova ʻi ai.