Tongan Bible (Revised West Version) Nehumi 3
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1–19 Ko e ʻauha fakamanavahē ʻo Ninive.
Malaʻia ki he kolo pani toto! ʻOku pito kotoa pē ia ʻi he ngaahi loi mo e kaihaʻa; ʻoku ʻikai ke mahuʻi mei ai ʻa ia kuo fakamālohia; Ko e pā ʻoe meʻa tā, mo e longoaʻa mo e ngatata ʻoe ngaahi vaʻe saliote, pea mo e fanga hoosi, pea mo e hopohopo ʻae ngaahi saliote. ‌ʻOku hiki hake ʻe he tangata heka hoosi ʻae heletā ngingila mo e tao ngingila foki; ʻoku tokolahi ʻaupito ʻae haʻanga, pea ʻoku tokolahi ʻae ʻangaʻanga; pea taʻefaʻalaua honau kakai mate; ʻoku nau humu ki honau ngaahi ʻangaʻanga: Koeʻuhi ko e ngaahi feʻauaki lahi ʻaupito ʻae muitau hoihoifua, ʻae fineʻeiki ʻoe ngaahi mana loi, ʻaia ʻoku fakatau ʻae ngaahi puleʻanga ʻi heʻene faʻa feʻauaki, mo e ngaahi faʻahinga kakai ʻi heʻene mana loi. ‌ʻOku pehē ʻe Sihova ʻoe ngaahi kautau, “Vakai, ʻoku ou tuʻu kiate koe; pea te u fakahā ho ngaahi tapaʻi kofu ʻi ho mata, pea te u fakahā ho telefua ki he ngaahi faʻahinga kakai, mo ho mā ki he ngaahi puleʻanga. Pea te u lī ʻae meʻa fakalielia kiate koe, mo fakaʻuliʻi koe, pea fokotuʻu koe, ko e siofiaʻanga. Pea ʻe hoko ʻo pehē, ʻilonga ʻakinautolu ʻoku sio kiate koe, te nau hola meiate koe, mo nau pehē, ‘Kuo fakalala ʻa Ninive: ko hai ʻe tēngihia ia?’ Te u kumi mei fē ha kau fakafiemālie kiate koe?”
‌ʻOku ke lelei koā ʻia No, ʻaia naʻe kakai, pea naʻe tuʻu ʻi he lotolotonga ʻoe ngaahi vaitafe, ʻaia naʻe takatakai ʻe he ngaahi vai, ʻaia ko hono puke ko e tahi, mo hono ʻā naʻe mei he tahi? Ko hono mālohiʻanga ʻa ʻItiopea mo ʻIsipite, pea naʻe taʻefaʻalaua ia; ko ho kau tokoni ʻa Puti mo Lupimi. 10 Ka naʻe ʻave ia, naʻe ʻalu ia ki he pōpula: naʻe laiki foki ʻa ʻene fānau valevale ʻi he muʻa hala ʻoe ngaahi hala kotoa pē: pea naʻa nau talotalo ki heʻene kau mātuʻa, mo hono houʻeiki kotoa pē naʻe haʻi ʻaki ʻae ukamea fihifihi. 11 Ko koe foki te ke kona, ʻe fakafufū koe, ko koe foki te ke kumi mālohi koeʻuhi ko e fili. 12 ‌ʻE tatau hoʻo ngaahi potu mālohi mo e ngaahi ʻakau ko e fiki ʻi hoʻo ʻuluaki toʻukai; ka lulululu, ʻe tō, ʻio, ki he ngutu ʻo ia ʻoku kai. 13 Vakai ko hoʻo kakai ʻoku ʻiate koe, ko e kau fefine; ʻe fakaava ʻaupito ʻae ngaahi matapā ʻo ho fonua ki ho ngaahi fili; ʻe kai ʻe he afi ʻa ho ngaahi songo. 14 Utu hoʻo vai ki he tau, teuteu hoʻo ngaahi kolo tau: ʻalu ki he ʻumea, pea malaki ʻae lahe, ngaohi ke mālohi ʻae taʻoʻanga ʻumea. 15 ‌ʻE kai koe ʻe he afi ʻi ai; ʻe motuhi koe ʻe he heletā, te ne kai koe ke ʻosi hangē ko e ʻunufe; fakatokolahi koe ʻo hangē ko e ʻunufe, fakatokolahi koe ke hangē ko e heʻe. 16 Ko hoʻo kau tangata fakatau kuo ke fakatokolahi ʻi he ngaahi fetuʻu ʻoe langi: ʻoku fai ʻae maumau ʻe he ʻunufe, pea ne puna atu. 17 ‌ʻOku tatau ho ngaahi tuʻi mo e fanga heʻe, mo hoʻo kau pule mo e fanga heʻe lalahi, ʻaia ʻoku nofo ʻi he ngaahi ʻā ʻi he ʻaho momoko, ka ka hopo hake ʻae laʻā ʻoku nau puna atu, pea ʻoku ʻikai ke kei ʻilo ʻa honau potu pe ʻoku nau ʻi fē. 18 ‌ʻOku mohe hoʻo kau tauhi, ʻe tuʻi ʻo ʻAsilia: ʻe nofo hoʻo ngaahi houʻeiki ʻi he efu: kuo movetevete ʻa hoʻo kakai ʻi he ngaahi moʻunga, pea ʻoku ʻikai ha tangata ʻoku ne tānaki kinautolu. 19 ‌ʻOku ʻikai ha fakamoʻui ki ho volu; ʻoku lahi ho lavea; ko kinautolu kotoa pē ʻe fanongo ki hoʻo ongoongo, te nau pasi nima kiate koe: he ko hai ʻakinautolu naʻe ʻikai ke hoko ki ai hoʻo angahala maʻuaipē?