Tongan Bible (Revised West Version) Senesi 16
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1 ʻOku paʻa ʻa Selai, pea ʻoku ne foaki ʻa Hekaʻā kia ʻEpalame. 4 ʻI he hoko ʻae tautea kia Hekaʻā, ko e meʻa ʻi heʻene taukaeʻi ʻa hono ʻeiki fefine, ʻoku ne hola. 7 ʻOku fekau ia ʻe ha ʻāngelo ke ne foki atu ʻo fakavaivaiʻi ia. 11 ʻOku ne fakaʻilo kiate ia ʻa ʻene tama. 15 ʻOku fāʻeleʻi ʻa ʻIsimeʻeli.
Pea ko Selai, ko e ʻunoho ʻo ʻEpalame, naʻe ʻikai siʻi haʻane fānau; ka naʻe ʻiate ia ʻae kaunanga, ko e fefine ʻIsipite, ko Hekaʻā hono hingoa. Pea naʻe lea ʻa Selai kia ʻEpalame, “Vakai mai, kuo taʻofi au ʻe Sihova, ke ʻoua naʻaku fānau; pea ʻoku ou tala atu kiate koe, ke ke ʻalu ki heʻeku kaunanga; heiʻilo te u maʻu ʻae fānau ʻiate ia. Pea naʻe tokanga ʻa ʻEpalame ki he lea ʻa Selai. Pea ʻave ʻe Selai, ko e ʻunoho ʻo ʻEpalame, ʻene kaunanga ko Hekaʻā ko e ʻIsipite ʻo ne ʻatu ia ki hono ʻunoho ko ʻEpalame ke ʻunoho ʻaki, hili ʻenau nofo ʻi he fonua ko Kēnani, ʻi he taʻu ʻe hongofulu.”
¶ Pea naʻe ʻalu ia kia Hekaʻā, pea feitama ia; pea ʻi heʻene ʻilo ia ʻoku ne feitama, naʻa ne taukaeʻi hono ʻeiki fefine ʻi hono mata. Pea pehē ʻe Selai kia ʻEpalame, “Ke ʻiate koe ʻeku mamahi: Naʻaku foaki ʻeku kaunanga ki ho fatafata: pea kuo mamata ia kuo feitama, peau kovi leva ʻi hono mata: ke fakamaau ʻe Sihova ʻiate kitaua.” Ka naʻe pehē ʻe ʻEpalame kia Selai, “Vakai, ʻoku ʻi ho nima hoʻo kaunanga; ke ke fai kiate ia hoʻo faʻiteliha.” Pea ʻi he fai fakamālohi ʻe Selai kiate ia, naʻa ne hola ia mei hono ʻao. Pea ʻilo ia ʻe he ʻāngelo ʻa Sihova ʻo ofi ki ha vai ʻi he toafa, ʻae vai ʻoku ʻi he hala ki Sua. Pea ne pehē, “Hekaʻā, ko e kaunanga ʻa Selai, Kuo ke haʻu mei fē? Pea te ke ʻalu ki fē?” Pea pehēange ʻe ia, “ʻOku ou hola mei he ʻao ʻo ʻeku fineʻeiki ko Selai.” Pea pehē ʻe he ʻāngelo ʻa Sihova kiate ia. “Toe ʻalu ki ho fineʻeiki, mo ke fakavaivaiʻi koe kiate ia.” 10 Pea pehē ʻe he ʻāngelo ʻa Sihova kiate ia, “Te u fakatupu ho hako ke tokolahi ʻaupito, pea ʻe ʻikai faʻa lau hono tokolahi.” 11 Pea pehē ʻe he ʻāngelo ʻa Sihova kiate ia, “Vakai, ʻoku ke feitama, pea te ke fāʻeleʻi ʻae tama, pea te ke ui hono hingoa ko ʻIsimeʻeli; “he kuo ongoʻi ʻe Sihova ʻa hoʻo mamahi.” 12 Pea ʻe hoko ia ko e tangata hehengi; ʻe hiki hake ʻe ia hono nima ki he tangata kotoa pē, pea ʻe hiki hake ʻe he tangata kotoa pē hono nima kiate ia; pea ʻe nofo ia ʻi he ʻao ʻo hono kāinga kotoa pē.” 13 Pea naʻa ne ui ʻae huafa ʻo Sihova naʻe folofola kiate ia, “Ko e ʻOtua koe ʻoku ke ʻafioʻi au: he naʻa ne pehē, ‘He ʻikai foki kuo u siofia ia ʻaia ʻoku ʻafio kiate au?’ ” 14 Ko ia ʻoku ui ai ʻae vai ko ia, “ko Pea-Lehai-Loʻai;” vakai ʻoku tuʻu ia ʻi he vahaʻa ʻo Ketesi mo Peleti.
15 ¶ Pea naʻe fanauʻi ʻe Hekaʻā ʻae tama kia ʻEpalame; pea ui ʻe ʻEpalame hono foha, naʻe fanauʻi ʻe Hekaʻā, ko ʻIsimeʻeli. 16 Pea naʻe valungofulu ma ono taʻu ʻae motuʻa ʻo ʻEpalame ʻi he fanauʻi ʻe Hekaʻā ʻa ʻIsimeʻeli kia ʻEpalame.