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1 ʻOku ʻikai liʻaki ʻe he ʻOtua ʻa ʻIsileli kotoa pē. 7 Naʻe fili ʻae niʻihi, pea fakafefeka ʻae niʻihi. 16 ʻOku ʻamanaki lelei ki heʻenau liliu ʻo lelei. 18 ʻOku ʻikai lelei ke vikiviki ʻae Senitaile kiate kinautolu: 26 He ʻoku ai ha talaʻofa ʻo honau fakamoʻui. 33 Ko e ngaahi fakamaau ʻae ʻOtua ʻoku taʻefaʻaʻeke ke ʻilo.
He ʻoku ou pehē, Kuo siʻaki ʻe he ʻOtua hono kakai? ʻIkai ʻaupito. He ko e ʻIsileli foki au, mei he hako ʻo ʻEpalahame, ʻi he faʻahinga ʻo Penisimani. Kuo ʻikai siʻaki ʻe he ʻOtua hono kakai naʻa ne muʻaki ʻilo. ʻIkai te mou ʻilo ʻae lea ʻae tohi kia ʻIlaisiā? ʻA ʻene hanu ki he ʻOtua koeʻuhi ko ʻIsileli, ʻo pehē, “ʻEiki, kuo nau tāmateʻi hoʻo kau palōfita, pea nau holoki hifo ʻa ho ngaahi ʻesifeilaulau; pea ʻoku ou toe tokotaha pē, pea ʻoku nau kumi ki heʻeku moʻui.” Ka ko e hā ʻae folofola naʻe tali ʻaki ia ʻe he ʻOtua? “Kuo u fakatoe kiate au ʻae kau tangata ʻe toko fitu afe, kuo ʻikai te nau tuʻulutui kia Peali.” Pea ko eni, ʻoku pehē foki ʻi he kuonga ni, ʻoku ai ʻae toenga ʻo fakatatau ki he fili ʻi he ʻofa. Pea kapau ʻoku ʻi he ʻofa, pea tā ʻoku ʻikai kei ʻi he ngaahi ngāue: ka ʻikai, pea ʻoku ʻikai kei ʻofa ʻae ʻofa. Pea kapau ʻoku ʻi he ngaahi ngāue ia, pehē, ʻoku ʻikai kei ʻi he ʻofa ia: ka ʻikai, tā ʻoku ʻikai kei ko e ngāue ʻae ngāue. Ka ko ia pea hā? Kuo ʻikai lavaʻi ia ʻe ʻIsileli ʻaia ne ne kumi ki ai; ka kuo lavaʻi ia ʻe he kakai kuo fili, pea ko hono toe kuo fakafefeka, (ʻO hangē ko ia kuo tohi, “Kuo tuku ʻe he ʻOtua kiate kinautolu ʻae laumālie tulemohe, ko e mata kae ʻikai te nau mamata, mo e telinga kae ʻikai te nau fanongo;) ʻo aʻu ki he ʻaho ni.” Pea ʻoku pehē ʻe Tevita, “Ke hoko honau keinangaʻanga ko e hele, mo e tauhele, mo e tūkiaʻanga, mo e totongi kiate kinautolu: 10 Tuku ke fakapoʻuli honau mata, ke ʻoua naʻa nau mamata, pea mapelu maʻuaipē honau tuʻa.” 11 Pea ʻoku ou pehē, Kuo nau tūkia ke nau mātuʻaki hinga? ʻIkai ʻaupito: ka ʻi heʻenau fai hala kuo hoko ʻae fakamoʻui ki he kakai Senitaile, ke ueʻi ʻakinautolu ki he fuaʻa. 12 Pea ko eni, kapau ko ʻenau fai hala ko e fakakoloaʻia ia ʻo māmani, pea ko honau fakamasivaʻi ko e koloaʻia ʻoe kakai Senitaile; pea ʻe fēfeeʻi ai ʻoka nau ka mahu? 13 He ʻoku ou lea kiate kimoutolu ʻae kakai Senitaile, he ko e ʻaposetolo au ʻoe kakai Senitaile, pea ʻoku ou fakaongolelei ʻa ʻeku ngāue: 14 ‌ʻO kapau te u mafai ʻi ha meʻa ke ueʻi ke fuaʻa ʻakinautolu ʻoku ʻo hoku kakano, pea u fakamoʻui honau niʻihi. 15 He kapau ko honau siʻaki, ko e fakalelei ia ʻo māmani, pea ko e hā honau toe maʻu mai, ka ko e moʻui mei he mate? 16 He kapau ʻoku māʻoniʻoni ʻae ʻuluaki fua, ʻoku pehē foki mo hono kotoa: pea kapau ʻoku māʻoniʻoni ʻae tefito, ʻoku pehē mo e ngaahi vaʻa. 17 Pea kapau ne motuhi ʻae vaʻa niʻihi, pea kuo fakahoko koe kiate kinautolu, ka ko e ʻolive vao pē koe, pea ke maʻu ʻe koe fakataha mo kinautolu hono tefito mo hono huhuʻa ʻoe ʻakau ko e ʻolive; 18 ‌ʻOua naʻa ke polepole ki he ngaahi vaʻa. Pea neongo hoʻo polepole, ʻoku ʻikai ke moʻui ʻae tefito ʻiate koe, ka ko koe ʻi he tefito. 19 Pea te ke pehē nai, “Ne motuhi ʻae ngaahi vaʻa, koeʻuhi kae fakahoko au.” 20 Ko e moʻoni; ko e meʻa ʻi he taʻetui naʻe motuhi ʻakinautolu, pea ʻoku ke tuʻu koe ʻi he tui. ʻOua naʻa ke loto lahi, ka ke manavahē: 21 He kapau naʻe ʻikai mamae ʻae ʻOtua ki he ngaahi vaʻa totonu, vakai naʻa ʻikai te ne mamae kiate koe. 22 Ko ia vakai ki he angalelei mo e houhau ʻoe ʻOtua: ko e houhau kiate kinautolu naʻe hinga; ka ko e angalelei kiate koe, ʻo kapau te ke tuʻumaʻu ʻi he angalelei: ka ʻikai, pea ʻe motuhi ai foki mo koe. 23 Pea ko kinautolu foki ʻe fakahoko, ʻo kapau ʻe ʻikai te nau nofomaʻu ʻi he taʻetui, he ʻoku faʻa fai ʻe he ʻOtua ke toe fakahoko ʻakinautolu. 24 He kapau naʻe tutuʻu koe mei he ʻakau ko e ʻolive ʻaia ko hono anga ke tupu vao pē, pea fakahoko koe ki he ʻolive ʻonautolu? 25 He ʻoku ʻikai te u loto, ʻe kāinga, ke mou taʻeʻilo ʻae meʻa lilo ni, telia naʻa mou fielahi ʻiate kimoutolu; kuo fakakui ʻae niʻihi ʻo ʻIsileli, kaeʻoua ke hokosia hono fakakātoa mai ʻoe kakai Senitaile. 26 Pea ʻe fakamoʻui ʻa ʻIsileli kotoa pē: ʻo hangē ko ia kuo tohi, “ʻE haʻu mei Saione ʻae Fakamoʻui, pea ʻe fakafoki ʻe ia ʻae angahala meia Sēkope: 27 He ko ʻeku fuakava eni mo kinautolu, ʻo kau ka ʻave ʻenau ngaahi angahala.” 28 Ko e ngaahi fili ʻakinautolu ki he ongoongolelei, kae ʻaonga kiate kimoutolu: ka ko e meʻa ʻi he fili, kuo ʻofeina ʻakinautolu koeʻuhi ko e ngaahi tamai. 29 He ko e ngaahi foaki mo e ui ʻae ʻOtua, ʻoku ʻikai ha fakatomala ki ai. 30 He ʻoku hangē ko kimoutolu ʻi muʻa, naʻe ʻikai te mou talangofua ki he ʻOtua, ka ko eni kuo mou maʻu ʻae ʻaloʻofa ko e meʻa ʻi heʻenau talangataʻa: 31 ‌ʻOku pehē foki, ʻoku ʻikai eni ke talangofua ʻakinautolu ni, ka, ko e meʻa ʻi he ʻaloʻofa kiate kimoutolu, te nau lavaʻi foki ʻae ʻaloʻofa. 32 He kuo tuku ʻe he ʻOtua ke moʻua ʻakinautolu kotoa pē ki he talangataʻa, koeʻuhi ka ne ʻaloʻofa ki ai kotoa pē. 33 ‌ʻOiauē! Hono loloto ʻoe koloaʻia ʻae poto mo e ʻilo ʻae ʻOtua! ʻOku taʻefaʻaʻeke ʻa ʻene ngaahi tuʻutuʻuni, pea taʻefaʻaʻiloa mo hono ngaahi ʻaluʻanga! 34 “He ko hai kuo ne ʻilo ʻae finangalo ʻoe ʻEiki? Pe ko hai kuo akonakiʻi kiate ia? 35 Pea ko hai ne tomuʻa foaki kiate ia, pea ʻe toe totongi ia kiate ia? 36 He ʻoku tupunga meiate ia, pea ʻoku maʻu pē ʻiate ia, pea ʻe iku kiate ia, ʻae ngaahi meʻa kotoa pē: ʻaia ke ʻi ai ʻae fakaʻapaʻapa ʻo taʻengata. ʻEmeni.