Tongan Bible (Revised West Version) Siope 18
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1 ʻOku valoki ʻa Siope ʻe Pilitati koeʻuhi ko ʻene fai noa mo ʻene taʻefaʻakātaki. 5 Ko e ngaahi meʻa fakamamahi ʻoe kau angahala.
Pea naʻe toki tali ʻe Pilitati mei Suaa, ʻo ne pehē,
“ʻE fēfē hono fuoloa pea ke fakangata ʻae lea?
Tokanga, pea te mau toki lea.
Ko e hā kuo lau ai ʻakimautolu ko e fanga manu,
pea lau ko e ʻuli ʻi ho ʻao?
‌ʻOku ne haehae ia ʻe ia pe ʻi heʻene ʻita:
ʻe liʻaki ʻa māmani koeʻuhi ko koe?
Pea ʻe hiki ʻae fuʻu makatuʻu mei hono potu?
 
“Ko e moʻoni, ʻe tāmateʻi ʻae maama ʻoe angahala,
pea ʻe ʻikai ulo ʻae kalofiama ʻo ʻene afi.
‌ʻE fakapoʻuli ʻae maama ʻi hono fale,
pea ʻe tāmateʻi ʻa ʻene maama fakataha mo ia.
‌ʻE fakaʻapiʻapi ʻae lakaʻanga ʻo hono mālohi,
pea ʻe lī ki lalo ia ʻe heʻene fakakaukau ʻaʻana.
He ko hono kauvaʻe ʻoʻona kuo ne lī ia ki he kupenga,
pea ʻoku ne ʻeveʻeva ʻi he funga tauhele.
‌ʻE moʻua ia ʻe he hele ʻi hono muivaʻe,
pea ʻe ikuna ia ʻe he kaihaʻa.
10 Kuo ʻai ʻae tauhele kiate ia ʻi he kelekele,
mo e sokitanu kiate ia ʻi he hala.
11 ‌ʻE fakamanavahēʻi ia ʻe he ngaahi meʻa fakailifia mei he potu kotoa pē,
pea ʻe fakaveʻevave ia.
12 ‌ʻE kai ʻe he fiekaia ʻa hono mālohi,
pea ʻe tali ofi ʻae fakaʻauha ki hono vakavaka.
13 ‌ʻE fakaʻauha ʻe ia ʻae mālohi ʻo hono sino:
ʻio, ko e ʻuluaki fānau ʻoe mate te ne fakaʻauha ʻene mālohi.
14 ‌ʻE lī kituʻa mei hono fale ʻa hono falalaʻanga,
pea ko ia ʻe ʻomi ia ki he tuʻi ʻoe fakailifia.
15 ‌ʻE nofo ia ʻi hono fale, he ʻoku ʻikai ʻoʻona ia:
ʻe tūtuuʻi ki hono ʻapi ʻae sulifa.
16 ‌ʻE mōmoa mei lalo hono ngaahi aka,
pea ʻe motuhi mei ʻolunga ʻa hono vaʻa.
17 Ko hono manatuʻi ʻe ʻauha mei he fonua,
pea ʻe ʻikai hano hingoa ʻi he hala.
18 ‌ʻE kapusi ia mei he maama ki he poʻuli,
pea ʻe tulia ia mei he māmani.
19 ‌ʻE ʻikai maʻu ʻe ia ha foha pe mokopuna ʻi hono kakai,
ʻe ʻikai toe ha niʻihi ʻi hono ngaahi fale.
20 Ko kinautolu ʻe muimui ʻiate ia te nau ofo ki hono ʻaho,
ʻo hangē ko e ilifia ʻanautolu naʻa nau feangai.
21 Ko e moʻoni ʻoku pehē pe ʻae ngaahi nofoʻanga ʻoe angahala,
pea ko eni ʻae potu ʻo ia ʻoku taʻeʻiloʻi ʻae ʻOtua.”