Tongan Bible (Revised West Version) Nomipā 23
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1 Ko e feilaulau ʻa Pelaki mo e lea fakatātā ʻa Pelami.
Pea naʻe pehē ʻe Pelami kia Pelaki, “Fokotuʻu moʻoku ʻi heni ʻae feilaulauʻanga ʻe fitu, pea teuteu mai ʻi heni ʻae fanga pulu ʻe fitu, mo e sipitangata ʻe fitu.” Pea naʻe fai ʻe Pelaki ʻo hangē ko e lea ʻa Pelami; pea naʻe feilaulau ʻaki ʻe Pelaki mo Pelami ha pulu mo e sipitangata ʻi he feilaulauʻanga taki taha. Pea naʻe pehē ʻe Pelami kia Pelaki, “Tuʻu ke ofi ki hoʻo feilaulau tutu, ka teu ʻalu: heiʻilo ʻe hāʻele mai ʻa Sihova ke ma fetaulaki mo au, pea ko ia te ne fakahā kiate au te u tala kiate koe.” Pea naʻe ʻalu ia ki he potu māʻolunga. Pea naʻe fetaulaki ʻae ʻOtua mo Pelami: pea naʻa ne pehē kiate ia, “Kuo u teuteu ʻae feilaulauʻanga ʻe fitu, pea kuo u feilaulau ʻaki ai taki taha ʻae pulu mo e sipitangata.” Pea naʻe tuku ʻe Sihova ʻae lea ki he ngutu ʻo Pelami, ʻo ne pehē, “Ke ke foki kia Pelaki, mo ke pehē kiate ia.” Pea naʻa ne foki kiate ia, pea vakai, naʻe tuʻu ia ʻi heʻene feilaulau tutu, ʻa ia, pea mo e houʻeiki kotoa pē ʻo Moape. Pea naʻa ne fai atu ʻa ʻene lea fakatātā, ʻo pehē,
“Ko Pelaki ko e tuʻi ʻo Moape kuo ne ʻomi au mei ʻElami,
mei he ngaahi moʻunga ʻo hahake, ʻo ne pehē,
‘Haʻu, ke ke fakamalaʻiaʻi maʻaku ʻa Sēkope,
pea ke tukitalaʻi ʻa ʻIsileli.’
“Te u fakamalaʻiaʻi fēfē, ʻakinautolu ʻoku ʻikai fakamalaʻia ʻe he ʻOtua?
Pea te u tukitalaʻi fēfē, ʻakinautolu ʻoku ʻikai tukitalaʻi ʻe he ʻOtua?
He ʻoku ou mamata kiate ia mei he tumutumu ʻoe ngaahi maka,
pea ʻoku ou sio kiate ia mei he moʻunga:
vakai, ʻe nofo kehe ʻae kakai,
ʻe ʻikai lau ia fakataha mo e ngaahi puleʻanga.
10 Ko hai te ne faʻa lau ʻae efu ʻo Sēkope,
mo e lau ʻa hono vahe fā ʻo ʻIsileli?
Tuku ke u mate au ʻi he mate ʻae māʻoniʻoni,
pea tatau hoku ikuʻanga mo hono ikuʻanga.”
11 Pea naʻe pehē ʻe Pelaki kia Pelami, “Ko e hā kuo ke fai kiate au? Ne u ʻomi ko e ke ke tukitalaʻi hoku ngaahi fili, pea tā ʻoku ke tāpuakiʻi ʻakinautolu.” 12 Pea naʻe lea ia ʻo pehē, “ʻIkai ʻoku totonu ʻeku tokanga ke lea ʻaki ʻaia kuo ʻai ʻe Sihova ki hoku ngutu?” 13 Pea naʻe pehē ʻe Pelaki kiate ia, “ʻOku ou kole atu kiate koe, Haʻu, ke ta ō ki ha potu kehe, pea te ke mamata mei ai kiate kinautolu: te ke mamata pe ki heʻenau mui nofo, ka ʻe ʻikai te ke mamata kiate kinautolu kotoa pē: pea te ke tukitalaʻi ʻakinautolu mei ai maʻaku.” 14 Pea naʻa ne ʻomi ia ki he ngoue ʻo Sofimi, ki he tumutumu ʻo Pisika, pea naʻe fokotuʻu ai ʻae feilaulauʻanga ʻe fitu, pea naʻe feilaulau ʻaki ʻi ai taki taha ʻae pulu mo e sipitangata. 15 Pea naʻa ne pehē kia Pelaki, “Tuʻu ke ofi ki hoʻo feilaulau tutu, lolotonga ʻa ʻeku ʻalu ki he potu na ke ma fetaulaki.” 16 Pea naʻe fetaulaki ʻa Sihova mo Pelami, pea naʻe tuku ʻe ia ʻae lea ki hono ngutu, ʻo pehē, “Ke ke toe ʻalu kia Pelaki, mo ke lea pehē.” 17 Pea ʻi heʻene haʻu ia kiate ia, vakai, naʻe tuʻu ia ʻi heʻene feilaulau tutu, fakataha mo e houʻeiki ʻo Moape. Pea naʻe pehē ʻe Pelaki kiate ia, 18 Pea naʻa ne fai atu ʻa ʻene lea fakatātā, ʻo pehē, “Pelaki, tuʻu hake ʻo fanongo; tokanga mai kiate au, ʻa koe ko e foha ʻo Sipoa: 19 ‌ʻOku ʻikai ko ha tangata ʻae ʻOtua, ke loi ia; pe ko e foha ʻoe tangata, koeʻuhi ke fakatomala ia: kuo ne folofola, pea ʻikai ʻe fai ʻe ia ki ai? Pea kuo lea ia, pea ʻikai ʻe fakamoʻoni ia ki ai? 20 Vakai, ne u maʻu ʻae fekau ke tāpuaki: pea kuo ne fakamonūʻiaʻi; pea ʻe ʻikai te u faʻa fakakehe ia. 21 Naʻe ʻikai te ne ʻafioʻi ha angahala ʻia Sēkope, pea naʻe ʻikai te ne ʻafioʻi ha angatuʻu ʻia ʻIsileli: ʻoku ʻiate ia ʻa Sihova ko hono ʻOtua, pea ʻoku ʻiate kinautolu ʻae mavava ki he tuʻi. 22 Naʻe ʻomi ʻakinautolu ʻe he ʻOtua mei ʻIsipite; ʻoku ʻiate ia ʻae mālohi ʻoe ʻiunikoni. 23 Ko e moʻoni ʻoku ʻikai ha tukitala kia Sēkope, pea ʻoku ʻikai ha fakasausau kia ʻIsileli: pea ko e lea ʻe fai ʻi he kuonga ni ʻia Sēkope mo ʻIsileli, ‘Vakai ki he meʻa kuo fai ʻe he ʻOtua!’ 24 Vakai, ʻe tuʻu hake ʻae kakai ʻo hangē ko e laione lahi, pea ʻe hiki hake ia ʻo hangē ko e laione mui: ʻe ʻikai toe tokoto ia kaeʻoua ke ne kai ʻae koloa, pea inu ʻae toto ʻoe tāmateʻi.”
25 ¶ Pea naʻe pehē ʻe Pelaki kia Pelami, “ʻOua ʻaupito naʻa ke fakamalaʻia ʻakinautolu, pea ʻoua ʻaupito naʻa ke tāpuaki ʻakinautolu.” 26 Ka naʻe lea ʻa Pelami kia Pelaki ʻo pehē, “ʻIkai naʻaku tala kiate koe, ʻo pehē, Ko e lea kotoa pē kuo folofolaʻaki mai ʻe Sihova ko ia pe te u fai?”
27 ¶ Pea naʻe pehē ʻe Pelaki kia Pelami, “ʻOku ou kole kiate koe, haʻu, ke u ʻave ko e ki ha potu kehe; heiʻilo ʻe lelei ki he ʻOtua ke ke fakamalaʻiaʻi ʻakinautolu mei ai maʻaku.” 28 Pea naʻe ʻomi ʻe Pelaki ʻa Pelami ki he tumutumu ʻo Peoli, ʻaia ʻoku hanga atu ki Sesimoni. 29 Pea naʻe pehē ʻe Pelami kia Pelaki, “Fokotuʻu maʻaku ʻi heni ʻae feilaulauʻanga ʻe fitu, pea teuteu maʻaku ʻi heni ʻae fanga pulu ʻe fitu, mo e sipitangata ʻe fitu.” 30 Pea naʻe fai ʻe Pelaki ʻo hangē ko e lea ʻa Pelami, pea naʻe feilaulau ʻaki ʻi ai taki taha ʻae pulu mo e sipitangata.