KO E TOHI
ʻAE PALŌFITA KO
NEHUMI
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1–15 Ko e hā mai ʻae ʻafio ʻae ʻOtua ʻi he ʻofa ki hono kakai mo e houhau ki hono ngaahi fili.
KO E tala mamafa ki Ninive. Ko e tohi ʻoe meʻa hā mai kia Nehumi, ko e tangata ʻElikosi. ‌ʻOku fuaʻa ʻae ʻOtua, pea ʻoku totongi ʻe Sihova; ʻoku totongi ʻe Sihova, pea ʻoku houhau vela ia; ʻe totongi ʻe Sihova ki hono ngaahi fili, pea ʻoku ne fakatoe ʻae houhau maʻa hono ngaahi fili. ‌ʻOku tuai ʻa Sihova ki he houhau, mo lahi ʻi he mālohi, pea ʻe ʻikai siʻi fakatonuhiaʻi ʻa e angahala : ʻoku ai ʻae hāʻeleʻanga ʻo Sihova ʻi he ʻahiohio, pea ʻi he afā, pea ko e ngaahi ʻao, ko e efu ia ʻo hono vaʻe. ‌ʻOku ne valokiʻi ʻae tahi, pea ʻoku ne fakamōmoaʻi ia, pea ʻoku ne fakamatuʻu ʻae ngaahi vaitafe kotoa pē; ʻoku mae ʻa Pesani, mo Kameli, mo e kakala ʻo Lepanoni ʻoku mae. ‌ʻOku ngalulu ʻae ngaahi moʻunga koeʻuhi ko ia, pea ʻoku vai ʻae ngaahi tafungofunga, pea ʻoku vela ʻa māmani ʻi hono ʻao, ʻio, ʻa māmani mo kinautolu kotoa pē ʻoku nofo ai. Ko hai ʻe faʻa tuʻu ʻi he ʻao ʻo hono houhau? Pea ko hai ʻe tuʻumaʻu ʻoka ne ka houhau vela? ʻoku huaʻi ʻene lili hangē ko e afi, pea ʻoku ne lī hifo ʻae ngaahi maka lalahi. ‌ʻOku lelei ʻa Sihova, ko e hūfanga mālohi ia ʻi he ʻaho ʻoe mamahi; pea ʻoku ne ʻiloʻi ʻakinautolu ʻoku falala kiate ia. Ka ʻi he fuʻu malofa te ne fakaʻauha ʻaupito ʻa hono potu, pea ʻe tuli ʻe he poʻuli ʻa hono ngaahi fili. Ko e hā ʻoku mou filioʻi kia Sihova? Te ne fakaʻauha ʻaupito; ʻe ʻikai toe tupu ʻae mamahi ʻo liunga ua. 10 He lolotonga ʻenau fepikitaki, ʻo hangē ko e ngaahi ʻakau talatala, pea ʻi heʻenau kei kona, hangē ha kau kona, ʻe vela ʻo ʻosi ʻakinautolu, ʻo hangē ko e veve kuo mōmoa ʻaupito. 11 Kuo tupu ha tokotaha meiate koe ʻoku filioʻi kovi kia Sihova, ko e tangata ako kovi. 12 ‌ʻOku pehē ʻe Sihova, “Neongo ʻoku longo pe mo tokolahi foki, ʻe pehē ʻae tuʻusi hifo ʻakinautolu, ʻoka ne ka laka atu. Neongo kuo u fakamamahiʻi koe, ʻe ʻikai te u toe fakamamahiʻi koe. 13 He ko eni, te u maumauʻi ʻa ʻene haʻamonga meiate koe, pea motuhi ho ngaahi haʻi.” 14 Pea kuo tuku ʻe Sihova ha fekau kiate koe, “Ke ʻoua naʻa toe tūtuuʻi ha niʻihi ʻi ho hingoa: mei he fale ʻo ho ngaahi ʻotua, teu motuhi ʻae tamapua kuo tongi, mo e tamapua kuo haka: te u keli ho tanuʻanga, he ʻoku ke kovi.” 15 Vakai, ʻi he ngaahi moʻunga ʻae vaʻe ʻo ia ʻoku ʻomi ʻae ongoongolelei, ʻaia ʻoku fakahā ʻae melino! ʻE Siuta, tauhi ki hoʻo ngaahi kātoanga mamafa, fai hoʻo ngaahi fuakava: koeʻuhi ʻe ʻikai kei laka ʻiate koe ʻae angahala; kuo motuhi ʻaupito ia.