KO E TOHI
ʻAE PALŌFITA KO
SEFANAIA
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1 Ko e tautea lahi mei he ʻOtua ki Siuta, koeʻuhi ko e ngaahi angahala kehekehe.
KO E folofola ʻa Sihova ʻaia naʻe hoko kia Sefanaia ko e foha ʻo Kusi, ko e foha ʻo Ketalia, ko e foha ʻo ʻAmalia, ko e foha ʻo Hesikia, ʻi he ngaahi ʻaho ʻo Siosaia ko e foha ʻo ʻAmoni, ko e tuʻi ʻo Siuta. ‌ʻOku pehē ʻe Sihova, “Te u fakaʻauha ʻaupito ʻae ngaahi meʻa kotoa pē mei he fonua. Te u fakaʻauha ʻae tangata mo e manu; te u fakaʻauha ʻae fanga manu ʻoe langi, mo e ngaahi ika ʻoe tahi, mo e ngaahi tūkiaʻanga mo e kakai angahala: pea te u tuʻusi ʻae tangata mei he fonua, ʻoku pehē ʻe Sihova. Te u mafao atu foki ʻa hoku nima ki Siuta, pea ki he kakai kotoa pē ʻo Selūsalema; pea te u tuʻusi mei he potu ni ʻae toenga ʻo Peali, mo e hingoa ʻo Kimalime, mo e ngaahi taulaʻeiki; Pea mo kinautolu ʻoku hū ki he ngaahi meʻa ʻoe langi ʻi he tuʻa fale, mo kinautolu ʻoku lotu mo fuakava ʻia Sihova, pea ʻoku fuakava ʻia Malikami; Pea mo kinautolu kuo ʻikai ke kumi kia Sihova, pe fehuʻi kiate ia.” Ke ke fakalongo pē ʻi he ʻao ʻoe ʻEiki ko e ʻOtua: he ʻoku ofi ʻae ʻaho ʻo Sihova: he kuo teuteu ʻe Sihova ʻae feilaulau, kuo ne tala ki heʻene kakai. Pea ʻe hoko ia ʻi he ʻaho ʻoe feilaulau ʻa Sihova, te u tautea ʻae houʻeiki, mo e fānau ʻae tuʻi, mo kinautolu kotoa pē kuo kofuʻaki ʻae kofu kehe. ‌ʻI he ʻaho ko ia foki te u tautea ʻakinautolu kotoa pē ʻoku hopo ʻi he lakaʻanga ʻoe matapā, ʻaia ʻoku fakapito ʻae fale ʻo honau ngaahi ʻeiki ʻaki ʻae fakamālohi mo e kākā. 10 ‌ʻOku pehē ʻe Sihova, pea ʻe hoko ia ʻi he ʻaho ko ia, ʻe ai ʻae longoaʻa ʻoe tangi mei he matapā ika, mo e tāngiloa mei hono ua, mo e maumau lahi mei he ngaahi moʻunga. 11 Tangi ʻakimoutolu ʻae kakai ʻo Makitesi, he kuo tuʻusi ki lalo ʻae kakai fakatau kotoa pē: kuo tuʻusi ʻakinautolu kotoa pē ʻoku fua ʻae siliva. 12 Pea ʻe hoko ʻi he kuonga ko ia, te u hakule ʻa Selūsalema ʻaki ʻae ngaahi maama, pea tautea ʻae kakai ʻoku nau nofo fakafiemālie hifo: ʻaia ʻoku pehē ʻi honau loto, “ʻE ʻikai fai ha lelei ʻe Sihova, pea ʻe ʻikai te ne fai ha kovi.” 13 Ko ia ʻe hoko ai ʻa ʻenau koloa ko e vetea, mo honau ngaahi fale ko e fakaʻauha: te nau langa foki ʻae ngaahi fale, ka ʻe ʻikai nofo ai; pea te nau tō ai ʻae ngaahi ngoue vaine, ka ʻe ʻikai inu ʻi hono uaine. 14 ‌ʻOku ofi ʻae ʻaho lahi ʻo Sihova, ʻio, ʻoku ofi ia, pea ʻoku fakatoʻotoʻo mai ʻaupito; ʻoku fakamamahi ʻae leʻo ʻoe ʻaho ʻo Sihova: ʻe toki tangi kalanga ai ʻae tangata mālohi. 15 Ko e ʻaho ko ia ko e ʻaho ʻoe houhau, ko e ʻaho ʻoe tuʻutāmaki mo e mamahi, ko e ʻaho ʻoe maveuveu, mo e fakaʻauha, ko e ʻaho ʻoe poʻuli, mo e fakapoʻupoʻuli, ko e ʻaho ʻoe ngaahi ʻao, mo e poʻuli matolu, 16 Ko e ʻaho ʻoe meʻalea, mo e kalanga ki he ngaahi kolo ʻoku ʻāʻi, pea ki he ngaahi fale māʻolunga. 17 Pea te u ʻomi ʻae mamahi ki he kakai, ke nau ʻalu ʻo hangē ko e kakai kui, koeʻuhi kuo nau angahala kia Sihova: pea ʻe huaʻi honau toto ʻo hangē ko e efu, mo honau kakano ʻo hangē ko e kinohaʻa. 18 Pea ʻe ʻikai ke faʻa fakahaofi ʻakinautolu ʻi he ʻaho ʻoe houhau ʻo Sihova ʻe heʻenau siliva, pe ko ʻenau koula; ka ʻe keina ʻae fonua kotoa ʻi he afi ʻo ʻene fuaʻa: he te ne fai ke ʻosi vave ʻakinautolu kotoa pē ʻoku nofo ʻi he fonua.