Tongan Bible (Revised West Version) 1 Samuela 24
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1 Ko e heleʻi ʻe Tevita ʻo motuhi ʻae potu kofu ʻo Saula ʻi he ʻana ʻi ʻEni-Keti ko e ʻofa ki heʻene moʻui. 8 ʻOku fakahā ai ʻe ia ʻene māʻoniʻoni. 16 ʻOku fakahā ʻe Saula ʻene hē, pea na fuakava mo Tevita, pea ʻalu ia.
Pea ʻi he liu mai ʻa Saula mei heʻene tuli ʻae kau Filisitia, pea hoko ʻo pehē, naʻe tala kiate ia, ʻo pehē, “Vakai, ʻoku ʻi he toafa ʻo Eni-Keti ʻa Tevita.” Pea naʻe ʻave ʻe Saula ʻae kau tangata naʻe fili ʻe toko tolu afe mei ʻIsileli kotoa pē, pea naʻe ʻalu ia ke kumi ʻa Tevita mo hono kau tangata ʻi he funga ʻoe ngaahi maka ʻoe fanga kosi kaivao. Pea naʻe hoko ia ki he ngaahi lotoʻā sipi ʻi he veʻehala, ʻaia naʻe ʻi ai ʻae ʻana, pea hū ki ai ʻa Saula ke ʻufiʻufi hono vaʻe: pea naʻe ʻi he tafaʻaki ʻana ʻa Tevita mo hono kau tangata. Pea pehē ʻe he kau tangata ʻo Tevita kiate ia, “Vakai, ko eni ʻae ʻaho ʻaia naʻe pehē ai ʻe Sihova kiate koe, Vakai, te u tukuange ho fili ki ho nima, koeʻuhi ke ke fai kiate ia ʻaia ʻoku lelei kiate koe.” Pea naʻe tuʻu hake ʻa Tevita ʻo ne heleʻi ʻo motuhi fakafufū ʻae mui kofu ʻo Saula. Pea hili ʻa hono fai naʻe tautea ʻa Tevita ʻe hono loto, ko e meʻa ʻi heʻene motuhi ʻae potu ʻoe kofu ʻo Saula. Pea pehē ʻe ia ki hono kakai, “Ke taʻofi ʻe Sihova ke ʻoua naʻaku fai ʻae meʻa ni ki hoku ʻeiki, ko e fakatapui ʻe Sihova, ke mafao atu hoku nima angatuʻu kiate ia, ka ko e pani ia ʻa Sihova.” Ko ia naʻe taʻofi ʻe Tevita ʻene kau tamaioʻeiki ʻaki ʻae ngaahi lea ni, pea naʻe ʻikai tuku ʻakinautolu kenau tuʻu hake kia Saula. Ka naʻe tuʻu hake ʻa Saula mei he ʻana, pea ʻalu ʻi hono hala. Pea naʻe tuʻu foki ʻa Tevita ʻo ʻalu kituʻa mei he ʻana, pea kalanga ia kia Saula ʻo pehē, “ʻA hoku ʻeiki ko e tuʻi.” Pea naʻe tafoki ʻo vakai ki mui ʻa Saula, ʻoku tulolo ʻa Tevita hono mata ki he kelekele, pea punou ia.
¶ Pea naʻe pehē ʻe Tevita kia Saula, “Ko e hā ʻoku ke tokanga ai ki he ngaahi lea ʻae kau tangata, ʻoku pehē, ‘Vakai, ʻoku kumi ʻe Tevita ke ke lavea?’ 10 Vakai, kuo ke mamata ʻaki ho mata he ʻaho ni ki heʻene tuku mai koe ʻe Sihova he ʻaho ni ki hoku nima ʻi he ʻana pea naʻe tala ʻe he niʻihi ke u taaʻi koe ka naʻe fakamoʻui koe ʻe hoku mata; pea ne u pehē, ‘ʻE ʻikai te u mafao atu hoku nima ʻo angatuʻu ki hoku ʻeiki he ko e fakatapui ia ʻa Sihova.’ 11 Pea ko eni foki, ʻa ʻeku tamai, vakai, ʻio, vakai ki he potu ʻo ho kofu ʻi hoku nima: ʻi heʻeku heleʻi ke motu ʻae kapa ʻo ho kofu, ʻo ʻikai te u taaʻi koe, ke ke ʻilo ai mo vakai ʻoku ʻikai ha kovi pe ha angahala ʻi hoku nima, pea kuo ʻikai te u fai angahala kiate koe; ka ʻoku ke tuli ʻa ʻeku moʻui ke taaʻi ia. 12 Ke fakamaauʻi ʻe Sihova kiate au mo koe, pea totongi kiate koe ʻe Sihova koeʻuhi ko au: ka ʻe ʻikai ʻiate koe ʻa hoku nima ʻoʻoku. 13 Kae hangē: ko e lea ʻae mātuʻa ʻi muʻa, ‘ʻOku tupu ʻae fai kovi mei he angakovi’ ka ʻe ʻikai ʻiate koe ʻa hoku nima. 14 Kuo haʻu ʻae tuʻi ʻo ʻIsileli ʻo tuli kia hai? ʻOku ke tulia ʻa hai? Ko e kulī mate, ko e kutufisi. 15 Ko ia ke fakamaau ʻe Sihova, pea fakamaau kiate au mo koe, pea vakai, ʻo langomakiʻi au, pea fakamoʻui au mei ho nima.”
16 ¶ Pea naʻe hoko ʻo pehē, ʻi he fakaʻosi ʻe Tevita ʻae ngaahi lea ni kia Saula, naʻe pehē ʻe Saula, “He ko ho leʻo eni, ʻE Tevita ko hoku foha?” Pea naʻe hiki hono leʻo ʻe Saula ʻo ne tangi. 17 Pea naʻe pehē ʻe ia kia Tevita, “ʻOku ke angatonu lahi koe ʻiate au: he kuo ke totongi lelei kiate au, ka kuo u totongi kovi kiate koe. 18 Pea kuo ke fakahā he ʻaho ni ʻa hoʻo fai lelei kiate au: koeʻuhi ʻi he tukuange au ʻe Sihova ki ho nima, naʻe ʻikai te ke tāmateʻi au. 19 He kapau ʻoku ʻilo ʻe ha tangata hono fili, te ne tuku ke toe ʻalu moʻui? Ko ia ke totongi lelei ʻe Sihova kiate koe, ʻi he meʻa kuo ke fai kiate au he ʻaho ni. 20 Pea ko eni, vakai, ʻOku ou ʻilo pau ko e moʻoni te ke hoko ke tuʻi, pea ʻe fakatuʻumaʻu ʻae puleʻanga ʻo ʻIsileli ʻiate koe. 21 Ko ia ke ke fuakava ni kiate au ʻia Sihova, ke ʻoua naʻa ke motuhi hoku hako kimui ʻiate au, pea ʻoua naʻa ke fakaʻauha hoku hingoa mei he fale ʻo ʻeku tamai.” 22 Pea naʻe fuakava ʻe Tevita kia Saula, pea ʻalu ʻa Saula ki hono ʻapi, ka naʻe ʻalu hake ʻa Tevita mo hono kau tangata ki he toitoiʻanga.