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Isahluko 1

1 Lawa angamazwi uMose awakhuluma kubo bonke abakwa-Israyeli ngaphesheya kweJordani ehlane e-Araba, malungana neSufi, phakathi kwePharanu, neThofeli, neLabani, neHaseroti, neDi Zahabi,
2 kuyizinsuku eziyishumi nanye ukusuka eHorebe ngendlela yasentabeni yaseSeyiri ukuya eKadeshi Barineya.
3 Kwathi ngomnyaka wamashumi amane ngenyanga yeshumi nanye ngolokuqala lwenyanga uMose wakhuluma kubantwana bakwa-Israyeli njengakho konke uJehova amyale ngakho ukuba akukhulume kubo,
4 esenqobile uSihoni inkosi yama-Amori, owahlala eHeshiboni, no-Ogi inkosi yaseBashani, owahlala e-Ashitaroti ngase-Edireyi.
5 Ngaphesheya kweJordani ezweni lakwaMowabi uMose waqala ukuchasisela lo mthetho ngokuthi:
6 “UJehova uNkulunkulu wethu wakhuluma kithi eHorebe, wathi: ‘Sekuyisikhathi eside nihlale kule ntaba;
7 phendukani nihambe, niye entabeni yama-Amori nasezindaweni zonke eziseduze nakhona e-Araba, ezintabeni, nangenzansi, naseningizimu, nangasogwini lolwandle, ezweni lamaKhanani, naseLebanoni, kuze kube semfuleni omkhulu, umfula u-Ewufrathe.
8 Bhekani, ngilibekile izwe phambi kwenu; ngenani nilidle izwe uJehova alifungela oyihlo, o-Abrahama, no-Isaka, noJakobe ukulinika bona nenzalo yabo emva kwabo.’
9 “Ngakhuluma kini ngaleso sikhathi, ngathi: ‘Anginakunithwala mina ngedwa;
10 uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu unandisile; bhekani, namuhla ningangezinkanyezi zezulu ngobuningi.
11 UJehova uNkulunkulu wawoyihlo makathasisele kulokhu eniyikho kayinkulungwane, anibusise, njengalokho wakhuluma kini.
12 Mina ngedwa ngingathwala kanjani izinhlupheko zenu, nemithwalo yenu, nokuxabana kwenu na?
13 Nizithathele amadoda ahlakaniphileyo, aqondileyo, aziwayo ezizweni zenu, ngiwenze abe yizinhloko phezu kwenu.’
14 “Nangiphendula nathi: ‘Okukhulumileyo kuhle kithi ukukwenza.’
15 “Ngase ngithatha izinhloko zezizwe zenu, amadoda ahlakaniphileyo naziwayo, ngawenza aba yizinhloko phezu kwenu: izinduna zezinkulungwane, nezinduna zamakhulu, nezinduna zamashumi ayisihlanu, nezinduna zamashumi, neziphathimandla ezizweni zenu.
16 Ngabayala abahluleli benu ngaleso sikhathi, ngathi: ‘Zwanini okuphakathi kwabafowenu, nahlulele ngokulungileyo phakathi komuntu nomfowabo, nomfokazi okuye.
17 Maningakhethi abantu ekwahluleleni, nimuzwe omncane njengomkhulu, ningesabi ubuso bamuntu, ngokuba ukwahlulela kungokukaNkulunkulu; indaba elukhuni kini niyilethe kimi, ngiyizwe.’
18 Nganiyala ngaleso sikhathi ngakho konke ebeniyakukwenza.
19 “Sasuka eHorebe, sadabula lelo hlane elikhulu nelesabekayo enalibonayo ngasendleleni yasentabeni yama-Amori, njengalokho uJehova uNkulunkulu wethu wasiyala, saze safika eKadeshi Barineya.
20 Ngase ngithi kini: ‘Senifikile entabeni yama-Amori uJehova uNkulunkulu wethu asinika yona.
21 Bhekani, uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu ulibekile izwe phambi kwenu: khuphukani nilidle, njengalokho uJehova uNkulunkulu wawoyihlo akhuluma kini; ningesabi, ningapheli amandla.’
22 “Nasondela kimi nina nonke, nathi: ‘Masithume amadoda phambi kwethu ukuba asihlolele izwe, asibuyisele izwi ngendlela esimelwe ukukhuphuka ngayo, nangemizi esiyakufika kuyo.’
23 “Leyo nto yaba nhle emehlweni ami, ngathatha kini amadoda ayishumi nambili, kwaba yindoda inye kuleso naleso sizwe.
24 Wona ayesephenduka, akhuphukela entabeni, afika esiGodini sase-Eshikoli, asihlola.
25 Athatha ngezandla zawo ezithelweni zezwe, azehlisela kithi, asibuyisela izwi, athi: ‘Yizwe elihle uJehova uNkulunkulu wethu asinika lona.’
26 “Nokho anithandanga ukukhuphuka, kepha nahlubuka esiyalezweni sikaJehova uNkulunkulu wenu;
27 nakhonona ematendeni enu, nathi: ‘Ngokuba uJehova wasizonda, wasikhipha ezweni laseGibithe ukuba asinikele esandleni sama-Amori, sichithwe.
28 Siyakukhuphukelaphi na? Abafowethu benzile izinhliziyo zethu ziphele amandla ngokusho ukuthi: “Abantu bakhulu, bade kunathi; imizi mikhulu, ibiyelwe kuze kube sezulwini; futhi sibonile amadodana ama-Anaki khona.” ’
29 “Ngase ngithi kini: ‘Ningashaywa luvalo, ningabesabi.
30 UJehova uNkulunkulu wenu ohamba phambi kwenu uyakunilwela njengakho konke anenzela khona eGibithe emehlweni enu,
31 nasehlane lapho ubone khona ukuthi uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho wakuthwala njengendoda ithwala indodana yayo, endleleni yonke enahamba ngayo, naze nafika kule ndawo.’
32 “Noma kunjalo, anikholwanga nokho nguJehova uNkulunkulu wenu
33 owahamba phambi kwenu endleleni ukunifunela indawo ukuba nimise kuyo amatende enu, ngomlilo ebusuku ukunibonisa indlela ebeniyakuhamba ngayo, nangefu emini.
34 “UJehova wezwa izwi lokukhuluma kwenu, wathukuthela, wafunga wathi:
35 ‘Impela akuyikubona noyedwa walaba bantu balesi sizukulwane esibi izwe elihle engafunga ukubanika lona oyihlo,
36 ngaphandle kukaKalebi indodana kaJefune; yena uyakulibona; ngiyakumnika yena nabantwana bakhe izwe alinyatheleyo, ngokuba umlandele uJehova wakhe ngokupheleleyo.’
37 “Futhi uJehova wangithukuthelela ngenxa yenu, wathi: ‘Nawe awuyikungena khona;
38 uJoshuwa indodana kaNuni omi phambi kwakho uyakungena khona; mqinise wena, ngokuba uyakumenza u-Israyeli adle ifa lalo.
39 Abancane benu enasho ukuthi bayakuba yimpango, nabantwana benu abangakwazi namuhla okuhle nokubi bayakungena khona, ngibanike lona, balidle.
40 Kepha nina anophenduka, nihambe, niye ehlane ngendlela eya eLwandle Olubomvu.’
41 “Nase niphendula, nithi kimi: ‘Sonile kuJehova; siyakukhuphuka silwe njengakho konke asiyala ngakho uJehova uNkulunkulu wethu. Nabhincisa, kwaba yilowo nalowo izikhali zakhe zokulwa; kwase kuba lula kini ukuba nikhuphukele entabeni.’
42 “UJehova wayesethi kimi: ‘Yisho kubo ukuthi: “Ningakhuphuki, ningalwi, ngokuba angikho phakathi kwenu, ukuze ningabulawa phambi kwezitha zenu.” ’
43 “Ngakhuluma-ke kanjalo kini, analalela, kepha nahlubuka ezwini likaJehova, naziqhenya, nakhuphukela entabeni.
44 Ama-Amori ayehlala kuleyo ntaba aphuma anihlasela, anixosha njengokwenza kwezinyosi, aninqoba eSeyiri, kwaze kwaba seHorma.
45 Nabuye nakhala phambi kukaJehova, kepha uJehova akalalelanga izwi lenu, kanizwanga.
46 Nase nihlala eKadeshi izinsuku eziningi njengezinsuku enazihlala khona.


Isahluko 2

1 “Sase siphenduka sahamba, saya ehlane ngendlela eya eLwandle Olubomvu, njengalokho ebeshilo kimi uJehova. Sazungeza intaba yaseSeyiri izinsuku eziningi.
2 “UJehova wakhuluma kimi, wathi:
3 ‘Sekuyisikhathi niyizungeza le ntaba; phendukani, niye ngasenyakatho.
4 Yala abantu ngokuthi: “Niyakudabula umkhawulo wabafowenu, abantwana bakwa-Esawu abahlala eSeyiri; bayakunesaba, kepha maniqaphele nokho,
5 ningalwi nabo, ngokuba angiyikuninika izwe labo, ngisho nendawo yamathe onyawo, lokhu ngimnikile u-Esawu intaba yaseSeyiri ibe yifa lakhe.
6 Niyakuthenga kubo ukudla ngemali ukuba nidle, nithenge kubo futhi amanzi ngemali ukuba niphuze.” ’
7 “Ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ukubusisile emsebenzini wonke wesandla sakho; ukwazile ukuhamba kwakho kuleli hlane elikhulu; nakule minyaka engamashumi amane uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho waba nawe, awuswelanga lutho.
8 “Sase sidlula sisuka kubafowethu, abantwana bakwa-Esawu abahlala eSeyiri, sashiya indlela yase-Araba, ne-Elati, ne-Esiyoni Geberi. Saphenduka sadlula ngendlela yasehlane lakwaMowabi.
9 “UJehova wayesethi kimi: ‘Ungakhathazi uMowabi, ungalwi nabo ekulweni, ngokuba angiyikukunika izwe lakhe libe yifa, lokhu ngibanikile abantwana bakwaLoti i-Ari libe yifa labo.’ ”
10 Kwakuhlala khona kuqala ama-Emi, abantu abakhulu, abaningi, abade njengama-Anaki;
11 laba bathiwa namaRefa njengama-Anaki, kepha abakwaMowabi bababiza ngokuthi ama-Emi.
12 AmaHori nawo ayehlala eSeyiri kuqala, kepha abantwana bakwa-Esawu bawaxosha, bawachitha phambi kwabo, bakha esikhundleni sawo njengalokho u-Israyeli enza kulo izwe elaliyifa lakhe, aphiwe lona nguJehova.
13 “ ‘Sukani kalokhu, niwele umfula iZeredi.’ Sase siwela-ke umfula iZeredi.
14 “Izinsuku esahamba ngazo sisuka eKadeshi Barineya saze sawela umfula iZeredi zaziyiminyaka engamashumi amathathu nesishiyagalombili, kwaze kwaphela isizukulwane samadoda empi phakathi kwekamu, njengalokho uJehova afunga kuwo.
15 Futhi isandla sikaJehova sasimelene nawo ukuwachitha phakathi kwekamu, aze aphela.
16 “Kwathi onke amadoda empi esephelile afa phakathi kwabantu,
17 uJehova wakhuluma kimi, wathi:
18 ‘Wena uyakuwela i-Ari, umkhawulo wakwaMowabi;
19 lapho ususondela malungana nabantwana bakwa-Amoni, ungabakhathazi, ungalwi nabo, ngokuba angiyikukunika izwe labantwana bakwa-Amoni libe yifa lenu, lokhu ngibanikile lona abantwana bakwaLoti libe yifa labo.’ ”
20 Nalelo lithiwa izwe lamaRefa; amaRefa ahlala khona kuqala; kepha abakwa-Amoni bawabiza ngokuthi amaZamuzumi,
21 abantu abakhulu, abaningi, abade njengama-Anaki; kepha uJehova wabachitha phambi kwabo; babaxosha, bakha esikhundleni sabo,
22 njengalokho ebenzela abantwana bakwa-Esawu ababehlala eSeyiri, lapho ewachitha amaHori phambi kwabo, bawaxosha, bahlala esikhundleni sawo kuze kube namuhla;
23 kanjalo nama-Avi ayehlala emizaneni kwaze kwaba seGaza, anqoba amaKafitori ayevela eKafitori, akha esikhundleni sawo.
24 “ ‘Sukani nihambe, niwele umfula i-Arinoni; bhekani, nginikele esandleni sakho uSihoni umAmori, inkosi yaseHeshiboni, nezwe lakhe: qala ukulidla, ulwe naye ekulweni.
25 Namuhla ngiyakuqala ukubeka uvalo nokukwesaba phezu kwezizwe zonke eziphansi kwezulu, eziyakuzwa indaba yakho, zithuthumele, ziqhaqhazele ngenxa yakho.’
26 “Ngase ngithuma izithunywa kuSihoni inkosi yaseHeshiboni, zisuka ehlane laseKedemoti, zinamazwi okuthula, ngokuthi:
27 ‘Mangidabule izwe lakho; ngiyakuhamba ngomgwaqo, ngingajiki ngakwesokunene noma ngakwesokhohlo.
28 Uyakuthengisa kimi ukudla ngemali ukuba ngidle, ningiphe amanzi ngemali ukuba ngiphuze; mangidabule kuphela ngezinyawo,
29 njengalokho bangenzela abantwana bakwa-Esawu ababehlala eSeyiri nabakwaMowabi ababehlala e-Ari, ngize ngiwele iJordani, ngingene ezweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wethu asinika lona.’
30 Kepha uSihoni inkosi yaseHeshiboni akasivumelanga ukuba sidlule kuye, ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho wenza lukhuni umoya wakhe, wenza ukuba ibe nenkani inhliziyo yakhe, ukuze amnikele esandleni sakho njenganamuhla.
31 “UJehova wayesethi kimi: ‘Bheka, ngiqalile ukunikela uSihoni nezwe lakhe phambi kwakho: qala ukulidla ukuba udle ifa lezwe lakhe.’
32 “USihoni waphuma wasihlasela, yena nabo bonke abantu bakhe, ukuzokulwa eJahasi.
33 UJehova uNkulunkulu wethu wamnikela phambi kwethu, samnqoba yena namadodana akhe nabantu bakhe bonke.
34 Sathatha yonke imizi yakhe ngaleso sikhathi, sachitha saqeda yonke imizi enamadoda nabesifazane nezingane; asishiyanga muntu;
35 izinkomo kuphela sazithathela zona zaba yimpango yethu kanye nempango yemizi esasiyithathile.
36 Kusukela e-Aroweri elisosebeni lomfula i-Arinoni nasemzini osesigodini kuze kube kwaGileyadi akubangakho muzi owasahlula ngokuphakama; uJehova uNkulunkulu wethu wayinikela yonke phambi kwethu;
37 izwe labantwana bakwa-Amoni nokho awusondelanga kulo, uhlangothi lomfula iJakobi, nemizi esezintabeni, nakuphi lapho uNkulunkulu wasenqabela khona.


Isahluko 3

1 “Sase siphenduka sakhuphuka ngendlela eya eBashani; u-Ogi inkosi yaseBashani waphuma wasihlasela, yena nabo bonke abantu bakhe, ukuzokulwa ngase-Edireyi.
2 UJehova wayesethi kimi: ‘Ungamesabi, ngokuba ngimnikele yena nabo bonke abantu bakhe nezwe lakhe esandleni sakho, wena wenze kuye, njengalokho wenza kuSihoni inkosi yama-Amori, owahlala eHeshiboni.’
3 “UJehova uNkulunkulu wethu wayesenikela esandleni sethu naye u-Ogi inkosi yaseBashani nabantu bakhe bonke; samnqoba, akwaze kwasala muntu kuye.
4 Sathatha yonke imizi yakhe ngaleso sikhathi; akubangakho muzi esingawuthathanga kubo: imizi engamashumi ayisithupha, sonke isifunda sase-Arigobi, umbuso ka-Ogi eBashani.
5 Yonke lena yayiyimizi ebiyelwe ngezingange eziphakemeyo, namasango, nemigoqo, ngaphandle kwemizana eminingi kakhulu.
6 Sayichitha sayiqeda, njengalokho senza kuSihoni inkosi yaseHeshiboni, sichitha siqeda yonke imizi enamadoda nabesifazane nezingane.
7 Kepha izinkomo nempango yemizi sakuthatha kwaba yimpango yethu.
8 “Salithatha ngaleso sikhathi izwe esandleni samakhosi ama-Amori aphesheya kweJordani, kusukela esigodini sase-Arinoni kuze kube sentabeni yaseHermoni
9 eliyiHermoni elibizwa ngamaSidoni ngokuthi iSiriyoni nama-Amori alibiza ngokuthi iSeniri
10 yonke imizi yasethafeni, nalo lonke elakwaGileyadi, nalo lonke iBashani kuze kube seSaleka nase-Edireyi, imizi yasembusweni ka-Ogi eBashani.
11 Ngokuba u-Ogi kuphela, inkosi yaseBashani, wasala ensalini yamaRefa; bheka, ibhokisi lakhe laliyibhokisi lensimbi; angithi liseRaba kubantwana bakwa-Amoni; ubude balo babuyizingalo eziyisishiyagalolunye, nobubanzi balo buyizingalo ezine, ngokwengalo yomuntu.
12 “Lelo zwe salidla ngaleso sikhathi; izwe elisukela e-Aroweri elisesigodini sase-Arinoni, nenxenye yezintaba zakwaGileyadi, nemizi yalo, sabanika khona abakwaRubeni nabakwaGadi;
13 insali yakwaGileyadi, nalo lonke iBashani, umbuso ka-Ogi, nganika lokho inxenye yesizwe sakwaManase, sonke isifunda sase-Arigobi neBashani lonke elibizwa ngokuthi izwe lamaRefa.
14 UJayire indodana kaManase wathatha sonke isifunda sase-Arigobi kuze kube semkhawulweni wamaGeshuri nowamaMahakhathi, wasibiza - lona iBashani - ngegama lakhe ngokuthi iHawoti Jayire kuze kube namuhla.
15 Ngamnika uMakiri elakwaGileyadi.
16 AbakwaRubeni nabakwaGadi ngabanika okusukela kwaGileyadi kuze kube sesigodini sase-Arinoni phakathi nesigodi kwaba ngumkhawulo nasemfuleni iJakobi elingumkhawulo wabantwana bakwa-Amoni,
17 ne-Araba futhi, neJordani elingumkhawulo, kusukela eKinereti kuze kube seLwandle lwase-Araba, uLwandle Lukasawoti, phansi kwemithambeka yasePisiga ngasempumalanga.
18 “Ngaleso sikhathi nganiyala ngathi: ‘UJehova uNkulunkulu wenu uninikile leli zwe ukuba nilidle; niyakuwela nihlomile phambi kwabafowenu, abantwana bakwa-Israyeli, nonke eningamadoda anesibindi.
19 Kepha omkenu, nabancane benu, nezinkomo zenu - ngiyazi ukuthi ninezinkomo eziningi - bayakuhlala emizini yenu engininike yona,
20 uJehova aze aphe abafowenu ukuphumula njengani, nabo balidle izwe uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu ayakubanika lona ngaphesheya kweJordani, andukuba nibuyele, kube yilowo nalowo ezweni lakhe engininike lona.’
21 “Ngamyala uJoshuwa ngaleso sikhathi, ngathi: ‘Amehlo akho abonile konke uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu akwenzile kulawo makhosi amabili: kanjalo uJehova uyakwenza kuyo yonke imibuso eniyidabulayo.
22 Aniyikubesaba, ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu nguyena onilwelayo.’
23 “Ngaleso sikhathi ngacela kuJehova, ngathi:
24 ‘Nkosi Jehova, uqalile ukubonisa inceku yakho ubukhulu bakho nesandla sakho esinamandla, ngokuba ngumuphi unkulunkulu ezulwini nasemhlabeni ongenza njengemisebenzi yakho nanjengezenzo zakho zamandla na?
25 Ake ngiwele, ngilibone izwe elihle elingaphesheya kweJordani, leyo ntaba enhle, neLebanoni.’
26 “Kepha uJehova wangithukuthelela ngenxa yenu, akangizwanga; uJehova wayesethi kimi: ‘Mawudele; ungabe usakhuluma nami ngale ndaba.
27 Khuphukela esiqongweni sasePisiga, uphakamisele amehlo akho ngasentshonalanga, nangasenyakatho, nangaseningizimu, nangasempumalanga, ulibheke ngamehlo akho, ngokuba awuyikuliwela leli Jordani.
28 Kepha yala uJoshuwa, umqunge isibindi, umqinise, ngokuba uyakuwela phambi kwalaba bantu, abenze ukuba balidle izwe oyakulibona.’
29 Sahlala-ke esigodini esimalungana neBeti Peyori.


Isahluko 4

1 “Manje-ke, Israyeli, yizwa izimiso nezahlulelo enginifundisa zona ukuba nizenze, nize niphile, ningene nilidle izwe uJehova uNkulunkulu wawoyihlo aninika lona.
2 Aniyikuthasisela ezwini enginiyala ngalo, ninganciphisi futhi kulo, ukuba nigcine imiyalo kaJehova uNkulunkulu wenu enginiyala ngayo.
3 “Amehlo enu abonile okwenziwa nguJehova ngenxa kaBali Peyori ukuthi uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho wabachitha phakathi kwakho bonke abantu ababemlandela uBali Peyori.
4 Kodwa nina enanamathela kuJehova uNkulunkulu wenu nisekhona nonke nanamuhla.
5 “Bhekani, nginifundisile izimiso nezahlulelo njengokungiyala kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wami ukuthi niyakwenza kanjalo phakathi kwezwe eningena kulo ukulidla.
6 Ngalokho manizigcine, nizenze, ngokuba lokhu kungukuhlakanipha kwenu nokuqonda kwenu emehlweni ezizwe eziyakuzizwa zonke lezi zimiso, zithi: ‘Impela lesi sizwe esikhulu singabantu abahlakaniphileyo nabaqondileyo.’
7 Ngokuba yisiphi isizwe esikhulu esinonkulunkulu oseduze naso njengoJehova uNkulunkulu wethu, enjalo nanini lapho simbiza, na?
8 Yisiphi isizwe esikhulu esinezimiso nezahlulelo ezilungile njengawo wonke lo mthetho engiwubeka phambi kwenu namuhla na?
9 “Kepha xwaya, ugcine kahle umphefumulo wakho, funa ukhohlwe izinto azibonayo amehlo akho, zimuke enhliziyweni yakho izinsuku zonke zokuhamba kwakho; bazise zona abantwana bakho nabantwana babantwana bakho:
10 usuku owema ngalo phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho eHorebe, lapho uJehova wathi kimi: ‘Ngibuthele abantu, ngibezwise amazwi ami ukuba bafunde ukungesaba zonke izinsuku zokuhamba kwabo emhlabeni, bafundise nabantwana babo.’
11 Nase nisondela, nema phansi kwentaba; intaba yavutha umlilo kwaze kwaba phakathi kwezulu, inobumnyama, namafu, nesigayegaye.
12 UJehova wayesekhuluma kini ephakathi komlilo; nezwa izwi likhuluma, kepha anibonanga simo, kwakuyizwi kuphela.
13 Wanimemezelela isivumelwano sakhe aniyala ngaso ukuba nisenze, imiyalelo eyishumi; wayiloba ezibhebheni ezimbili zamatshe.
14 UJehova wanginika ngaleso sikhathi ukunifundisa izimiso nezahlulelo ukuba nizenze ezweni eningena kulo ukulidla.
15 “Gcinani kahle imiphefumulo yenu, lokhu ningabonanga simo ngalolo suku uJehova akhuluma ngalo kini eHorebe ephakathi komlilo,
16 funa none, nizenzele izithombe ezibaziweyo, isimo somfanekiso wowesilisa noma owowesifazane,
17 noma umfanekiso wesilwane esisemhlabeni, noma umfanekiso wenyoni enamaphiko, endizayo emkhathini,
18 noma umfanekiso wesilwanyana esinwabuzelayo emhlabeni, noma umfanekiso wenhlanzi esemanzini phansi komhlaba,
19 funa uphakamisele amehlo akho ezulwini, nalapho ubona ilanga nenyanga nezinkanyezi, lonke ibandla lezulu, uyengwe, uze ukhuleke kukho, ukukhonze, okwabelwe izizwe zonke eziphansi kwezulu nguJehova uNkulunkulu wakho.
20 Kepha uJehova wakuthatha, wakukhipha esithandweni sensimbi, iGibithe, ube ngabantu befa kuye njenganamuhla.
21 “Futhi uJehova wangithukuthelela ngenxa yenu, wafunga ukuthi angiyikuwela iJordani nokuthi angiyikungena kulelo zwe elihle uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona libe yifa lakho,
22 kepha ngimelwe ukufa mina kulelizwe, ngingaweli iJordani; kodwa nina niyakuwela, nilidle lelo zwe elihle.
23 Xwayani, funa nikhohlwe isivumelwano sikaJehova uNkulunkulu wenu owasenza nani ngokuzenzela izithombe ezibaziweyo ngomfanekiso wento uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akwenqabela yona.
24 Ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ungumlilo oqothulayo, unguNkulunkulu onomhawu.
25 “Nxa uyakuzala abantwana nabantwana babantwana, nanxa senihlale isikhathi eside ezweni, none, nenze izithombe ezibaziweyo ngomfanekiso wento ethile, nenze okubi emehlweni kaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, nimthukuthelise,
26 ngifakazisa namuhla izulu nomhlaba ngani ukuthi niyakuphela nokuphela masinyane ezweni eniwela iJordani ukuya kulo ukuba nilidle; aniyikwandisa izinsuku zenu kulo: niyakuqothulwa nokuqothulwa.
27 UJehova uyakunihlakazela ezizweni, nisale niyingcosana phakathi kwabezizwe, lapho uJehova eyakuniholela khona.
28 Lapho niyakukhonza onkulunkulu, umsebenzi wezandla zabantu, imithi namatshe, abangaboni, abangezwa, abangahogeli.
29 Uma nina niselapho nimfuna uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu, niyakumfumana, uma nimfuna ngayo yonke inhliziyo yenu nangawo wonke umphefumulo wenu.
30 Uma usekuhluphekeni, zikwehlela zonke lezi zinto, uyakuphendukela kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ngezinsuku zokugcina, ulalele izwi lakhe,
31 ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho unguNkulunkulu onomusa; akayikukushiya, angakubhubhisi, angakhohlwa isivumelwano sawoyihlo asifungela bona.
32 “Ngokuba ake ubuze izinsuku ezidlulileyo ezaziphambi kwakho, kusukela osukwini uNkulunkulu adala ngalo umuntu emhlabeni, kusukela kolunye uhlangothi lwezulu kuze kufike kolunye, uma kwake kwaba khona into engaka nokuba kwake kwezwakala okungangayo na?
33 Abantu bake balizwa yini izwi likaNkulunkulu likhuluma livela phakathi komlilo, njengalokho wena uzwile, baphile, na?
34 UNkulunkulu wake walinga yini ukuhamba eyozithabathela isizwe phakathi kwesinye isizwe ngezilingo, nangezibonakaliso, nangezimangaliso, nangempi, nangesandla esinamandla, nangengalo eyeluliweyo, nangengebhe enkulu njengakho konke uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu anenzela khona eGibithe phambi kwamehlo enu, na?
35 “Wena waboniswa lokho ukuba wazi ukuthi uJehova unguNkulunkulu, akakho omunye ngaphandle kwakhe.
36 Esezulwini wakuzwisa izwi lakhe ukuba akufundise; emhlabeni wakubonisa umlilo wakhe omkhulu; wena wezwa amazwi akhe evela phakathi komlilo.
37 Lokhu ebethanda oyihlo wakhetha inzalo yabo emva kwabo, wakukhipha yena uqobo ngamandla akhe amakhulu eGibithe
38 ukuba axoshe izizwe ezinkulu nezinamandla kunawe phambi kwakho, angenise wena, akunike izwe labo libe yifa lakho njenganamuhla.
39 “Yazi namuhla, ukungenise enhliziyweni yakho ukuthi uJehova unguNkulunkulu ezulwini phezulu nasemhlabeni phansi; akakho omunye.
40 Wogcina izimiso zakhe nemiyalo yakhe engikuyala ngakho namuhla ukuba kube kuhle kuwe, nakubantwana bakho emva kwakho, wandise izinsuku zakho ezweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona kuze kube phakade.”
41 Khona uMose wahlukanisa imizi emithathu ngaphesheya kweJordani ngasempumalanga
42 ukuba umbulali abalekele khona, obulala umakhelwane wakhe kungengamabomu, ebekade engamzondi, wothi aphile uma ebalekela komunye waleyo mizi:
43 iBeseri elisehlane ezweni lethafa libe ngowabakwaRubeni, neRamoti elikwaGileyadi libe ngowabakwaGadi, neGolanu eliseBashani libe ngowabakwaManase.
44 Yiwo umthetho uMose awubeka phambi kwabantwana bakwa-Israyeli;
45 yibo ubufakazi, nezimiso, nezahlulelo uMose akukhulumayo kubantwana bakwa-Israyeli ekuphumeni kwabo eGibithe,
46 ngaphesheya kweJordani esigodini malungana neBeti Peyori ezweni likaSihoni inkosi yama-Amori, owahlala eHeshiboni, owanqotshwa nguMose nabantwana bakwa-Israyeli ekuphumeni kwabo eGibithe.
47 Balithatha izwe lakhe, balidla kanye nezwe lika-Ogi inkosi yaseBashani, amakhosi amabili ama-Amori ayengaphesheya kweJordani ngasempumalanga,
48 kusukela e-Aroweri eliseceleni kwesigodi sase-Arinoni kuze kube sentabeni yaseSiyoni eyiHermoni,
49 nalo lonke i-Araba ngaphesheya kweJordani ngasempumalanga, kuze kube seLwandle lwase-Araba phansi kwemithambeka yasePisiga.


Isahluko 5

1 UMose wayesebiza wonke u-Israyeli, wathi kuye: “Yizwa, Israyeli, izimiso nezahlulelo engizikhuluma ezindlebeni zakho namuhla ukuba uzifunde, uqaphele ukuzenza.
2 UJehova uNkulunkulu wethu wenza isivumelwano nathi eHorebe.
3 UJehova akasenzanga lesi sivumelwano nawobaba, wasenza nathi, yebo, thina esikhona lapha sonke namuhla siphilile.
4 UJehova wakhuluma kinina ubuso nobuso entabeni ephakathi komlilo.
5 Mina ngema phakathi kukaJehova nani ngaleso sikhathi ukunazisa izwi likaJehova, ngokuba nesaba ngenxa yomlilo, anakhuphukela entabeni. Wathi:
6 “ ‘NginguJehova uNkulunkulu wakho owakukhipha ezweni laseGibithe, indlu yobugqila.
7 “ ‘Ungabi nabanye onkulunkulu ngaphandle kwami.
8 “ ‘Ungazenzeli izithombe ezibaziweyo zomfanekiso wokusezulwini phezulu, nokusemhlabeni phansi, nokusemanzini phansi komhlaba;
9 ungazikhothameli, ungazikhonzi, ngokuba mina Jehova uNkulunkulu wakho nginguNkulunkulu onomhawu, ngihambela ububi bawoyise kubantwana kuso isizukulwane sesithathu nesesine sabangizondayo,
10 kepha ngibenzela umusa abayizinkulungwane abangithandayo, bagcine imiyalelo yami.
11 “ ‘Ungaliphathi ngeze igama likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, ngokuba uJehova akayikumyeka oliphatha ngeze igama lakhe.
12 “ ‘Gcina usuku lwesabatha, ulungcwelise, njengalokho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ekuyalile.
13 Izinsuku eziyisithupha uyakusebenza, uwenze wonke umsebenzi wakho,
14 kepha usuku lwesikhombisa luyisabatha likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho; awuyikusebenza msebenzi ngalo, wena nendodana yakho, nendodakazi yakho, nenceku yakho, nencekukazi yakho, nenkabi yakho, nembongolo yakho, nezinkomo zakho, nomfokazi wakho ophakathi kwamasango akho, ukuba inceku yakho nencekukazi yakho ziphumule njengawe.
15 Wokhumbula ukuthi wawuyinceku ezweni laseGibithe nokuthi uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho wakukhipha khona ngesandla esinamandla nangengalo eyeluliweyo; ngalokho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho wakuyala ukugcina usuku lwesabatha.
16 “ ‘Yazisa uyihlo nonyoko, njengalokho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho wakuyala, ukuze izinsuku zakho zibe zinde, kube kuhle kuwe ezweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona.
17 “ ‘Ungabulali.
18 “ ‘Ungaphingi.
19 “ ‘Ungebi.
20 “ ‘Ungafakazi amanga ngomakhelwane wakho.
21 “ ‘Ungafisi umfazi womakhelwane wakho; ungafisi indlu yomakhelwane wakho, nensimu yakhe, nenceku yakhe, nencekukazi yakhe, nenkabi yakhe, nembongolo yakhe, nokunye okomakhelwane wakho.’
22 “Lawo mazwi uJehova wawakhuluma kuyo yonke inhlangano yenu entabeni, evela phakathi komlilo, nefu, nesigayegaye, ngezwi elikhulu, akathasiselanga lutho. Wawaloba ezibhebheni ezimbili zamatshe, wanginika zona.
23 “Kwathi lapho nilizwa izwi elivela phakathi kobumnyama, intaba ivutha umlilo, nasondela kimi, zonke izinhloko zenu zezizwe zenu namalunga enu,
24 nathi: ‘Bheka, uJehova uNkulunkulu wethu usibonisile inkazimulo yakhe nobukhulu bakhe, salizwa izwi lakhe livela phakathi komlilo; sibonile namuhla ukuthi uNkulunkulu uyakhuluma nomuntu, adlule aphile.
25 Ngalokho siyakufelani na? Ngokuba lo mlilo omkhulu uyakusiqeda; uma silizwa futhi izwi likaJehova uNkulunkulu wethu, siyakufa.
26 Ngokuba ngubani enyameni yonke ozwile njengathi izwi likaNkulunkulu ophilayo livela phakathi komlilo, waphila, na?
27 Sondela wena, uzwe konke uJehova uNkulunkulu wethu ayakukukhuluma, usitshele konke uJehova uNkulunkulu wethu ayakukukhuluma kuwe, sikuzwe, sikwenze.’
28 “UJehova wawezwa amazwi enu ekukhulumeni kwenu kimi; uJehova wayesethi kimi: ‘Ngiwezwile amazwi alaba bantu abawakhulume kuwe; basho kahle konke abakukhulumile.
29 Sengathi kungaba khona kubo inhliziyo enjalo ukuba bangesabe, bagcine njalo yonke imiyalelo yami, kube kuhle kubo nakubantwana babo kuze kube phakade.
30 “ ‘Hamba, usho kubo ukuthi: “Buyelani ematendeni enu.”
31 Kepha wena, yima lapha ngakimi, ngikhulume kuwe yonke imiyalo, nezimiso, nezahlulelo oyakubafundisa khona ukuba bakwenze ezweni engibanika lona ukuba balidle.’
32 “Niyakuqaphela ukwenza njengalokho uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu eniyalile, ningaphenduki ngakwesokunene noma ngakwesokhohlo.
33 Niyakuhamba njalo endleleni uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu aniyale ngayo, ukuze niphile, kube kuhle kini, nandise izinsuku zenu ezweni eniyakulidla.


Isahluko 6

1 “Nansi imiyalo, nezimiso, nezahlulelo uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu ayala ukuba nifundiswe khona, nikwenze ezweni eniya kulo ukulidla,
2 ukuze umesabe uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, ugcine zonke izimiso zakhe nemiyalo yakhe engikuyala ngakho, wena nendodana yakho nendodana yendodana yakho zonke izinsuku zokuhamba kwakho, kwandiswe imihla yakho.
3 Yizwa-ke, Israyeli, uqaphele ukukwenza ukuba kube kuhle kuwe, nande ngamandla, njengalokho uJehova uNkulunkulu wawoyihlo wakuthembisa khona ezweni elivame ubisi nezinyosi.
4 “Yizwa, Israyeli: uJehova uNkulunkulu wethu, uJehova, munye;
5 wothanda uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ngayo yonke inhliziyo yakho, nangawo wonke umphefumulo wakho, nangawo onke amandla akho.
6 Lawa mazwi engikuyala ngawo namuhla ayakuba senhliziyweni yakho,
7 ubafundise impela wona abantwana bakho, uwakhulume lapho uhlezi endlini yakho, nalapho uhamba endleleni, nalapho ulala, nalapho uvuka.
8 Uyakuwabopha abe luphawu esandleni sakho, abe yisikhumbuzo phakathi kwamehlo akho.
9 Wowaloba ezinsikeni zomnyango wendlu yakho nasemasangweni akho.
10 “Kuyakuthi lapho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho eyakukungenisa ezweni alifungela oyihlo, o-Abrahama, no-Isaka, noJakobe, ukukunika lona kanye nemizi emikhulu nemihle ongayakhanga,
11 nezindlu ezigcwele zonke izinto ezinhle ongazigcwalisanga, nemithombo embiweyo ongayimbanga, nezivini neminqumo ongakutshalanga, nalapho udla usuthe,
12 xwaya ukuba ungakhohlwa uJehova owakukhipha ezweni laseGibithe, indlu yobugqila.
13 “Womesaba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho; wokhonza yena, ufunge igama lakhe.
14 Aniyikulandela abanye onkulunkulu, onkulunkulu babantu abanizungezayo
15 ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ophakathi kwakho unguNkulunkulu onomhawu funa intukuthelo kaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ikuvuthele, ikuchithe ebusweni bomhlaba.
16 “Aniyikumlinga uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu, njengalokho namlinga eMasa.
17 Niyakugcina nokugcina imiyalo kaJehova uNkulunkulu wenu, nobufakazi bakhe, nezimiso zakhe akuyale ngakho.
18 Wokwenza okulungile nokuhle emehlweni kaJehova ukuba kube kuhle kuwe, ungene ulidle lelo zwe elihle uJehova alifungela oyihlo
19 ukuxosha zonke izitha zakho phambi kwakho, njengalokho ekhulumile uJehova.
20 “Lapho indodana yakho ikubuza ngesikhathi esizayo, ithi: ‘Buyini ubufakazi, nezimiso, nezahlulelo uJehova uNkulunkulu wethu aniyale ngakho na?’
21 uyakusho kuyo indodana yakho ukuthi: ‘Sasiyizigqila zikaFaro eGibithe; uJehova wasikhipha eGibithe ngesandla esinamandla;
22 uJehova wenza izibonakaliso nezimangaliso ezinkulu nezesabekayo phezu kweGibithe, naphezu kukaFaro, naphezu kwayo yonke indlu yakhe phambi kwamehlo ethu,
23 wasikhipha lapho ukuba asingenise ukusinika izwe alifungela obaba.
24 UJehova wasiyala ukwenza zonke lezo zimiso, simesabe uJehova uNkulunkulu wethu, kube kuhle kithi njalo, ukuba asiphe siphile njenganamuhla.
25 Kuyakuba ngukulunga kithi, uma sigcina ukwenza yonke le miyalo phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wethu, njengalokho esiyalile.’


Isahluko 7

1 “Lapho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho eyakukungenisa ezweni oya kulo ukulidla, axoshe izizwe eziningi phambi kwakho, amaHeti, namaGirigashi, nama-Amori, namaKhanani, namaPherizi, namaHivi, namaJebusi, izizwe eziyisikhombisa ezinkulu nezinamandla kunawe,
2 nalapho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ezinikela phambi kwakho, uzinqobe, wozichitha nokuzichitha, ungenzi isivumelwano nazo, ungabi namusa kuzo,
3 ungaganiselani nazo, ungayiniki indodana yakhe indodakazi yakho, ungathatheli indodana yakho indodakazi yakhe.
4 Ngokuba uyakuphambukisa indodana yakho ekungilandeleni ukuba bakhonze abanye onkulunkulu, intukuthelo kaJehova ikuvuthele, akuchithe masinyane.
5 Niyakubaphatha kanje: niyakudiliza ama-altare abo, niphohloze izinsika zabo, ninqume o-Ashera babo, nishise ngomlilo izithombe zabo ezibaziweyo.
6 Ngokuba uyisizwe esingcwele kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho: uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ukukhethile ukuba ube yisizwe senzuzo yakhe phezu kwezizwe zonke ezisebusweni bomhlaba.
7 “UJehova akanamathelanga kini, kanikhethanga ngokuba nanibaningi kunezinye izizwe, ngokuba naniyingcosana kunezizwe zonke,
8 kepha ngokuba uJehova enithanda nangokuba ebeyakugcina isifungo asifungela oyihlo uJehova unikhiphile ngesandla esinamandla, wanihlenga endlini yezigqila esandleni sikaFaro inkosi yaseGibithe.
9 Yazi-ke ukuthi uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho unguNkulunkulu, uNkulunkulu othembekileyo, ogcina isivumelwano nomusa nabamthandayo abagcina imiyalo yakhe kuze kube sezizukulwaneni eziyinkulungwane,
10 abaphindisele abamzondayo ebusweni babo, ababhubhise; akayikulibala kuyena omzondayo, uyakumphindisela ebusweni bakhe.
11 Ngalokho uyakugcina imiyalo, nezimiso, nezahlulelo engikuyala ngakho namuhla ukukwenza.
12 “Kuyakuthi ngokuba nilalela lezi zahlulelo, nizigcine, nizenze, uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakugcina isivumelwano nawe nomusa awufungela oyihlo,
13 akuthande, akubusise, akwandise, abusise nenzalo yesisu sakho, nesithelo somhlabathi wakho, namabele akho, newayini lakho, namafutha akho, nenzalo yezinkomo zakho, nokwanda kwezimvu zakho ezweni alifungela oyihlo ukuninika lona.
14 Uyakubusiswa ngaphezu kwezizwe zonke, kungabikho mlisa nowesifazane oyinyumba phakathi kwenu noma phakathi kwezinkomo zenu.
15 UJehova uyakususa kuwe zonke izifo, angabeki kuwe izifo ezimbi zaseGibithe ozaziyo, kepha azifake phezu kwabo bonke abakuzondayo.
16 Uyakuqeda zonke izizwe uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ayakuzinikela kuwe; iso lakho lingazihawukeli, ungakhonzi onkulunkulu bazo, ngokuba lokho kuyakuba lugibe kuwe.
17 “Uma uyakuthi enhliziyweni yakho: ‘Lezi zizwe ziningi kunami; ngingazixosha kanjani?’
18 ungazesabi, kodwa ukhumbule kahle lokho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akwenza kuFaro nakulo lonke iGibithe:
19 izilingo ezinkulu azibonayo amehlo akho, nezibonakaliso, nezimangaliso, nesandla esinamandla, nengalo eyeluliweyo uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akukhipha ngakho; uyakwenza kanje uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho kuzo zonke izizwe ozesabayo.
20 Futhi uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakuthuma iminyovu phakathi kwazo, kuze kuthi bona abaseleyo abazithukusayo baphele phambi kwakho.
21 Ngalokho awuyikuzesaba, ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uphakathi kwakho, uNkulunkulu omkhulu nowesabekayo.
22 UJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakuxosha lezo zizwe phambi kwakho kancane kancane, ungaziqedi masinyane, funa izilwane zasendle zande ngaphezu kwakho.
23 Kepha uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakuzinikela phambi kwakho, azingquzule ngokungquzula okukhulu, zize zichithwe.
24 Uyakuwanikela amakhosi azo esandleni sakho, wena uqede igama lawo phansi kwezulu; akuyikubakho muntu ongema phambi kwakho, uze uzichithe.
25 Izithombe ezibaziweyo zawonkulunkulu bazo niyakuzishisa ngomlilo; awuyikufisa isiliva noma igolide elikuzo, ungazithatheli lona, funa ucushwe ngalo, ngokuba kuyisinengiso kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho;
26 awuyikungenisa isinengiso endlini yakho, ube yinto eqalekisiweyo njengaso; uyakusenyanya nokusenyanya, unengwe nokunengwa yiso, ngokuba kuyinto eqalekisiweyo.


Isahluko 8

1 “Yonke imiyalo engikuyala ngayo namuhla niyakuyigcina niyenze ukuba niphile, nande, ningene ukulidla izwe uJehova alifungela oyihlo.
2 Woyikhumbula yonke indlela uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akuholile ngayo le minyaka engamashumi amane ehlane ukuba akuthobise, akuvivinye, azi okusenhliziyweni yakho, uma ubuyakuyigcina imiyalo yakhe noma qha.
3 Wakuthobisa-ke, wakulambisa, wakupha ukuba udle imana obungalazi, bebengalazi futhi oyihlo, ukuba akwazise ukuthi umuntu akaphili ngesinkwa sodwa; kepha ngakho konke okuphuma emlonyeni kaJehova, yikho umuntu aphila ngakho.
4 Izingubo zakho azikugugelanga, nonyawo lwakho aluvuvukalanga le minyaka engamashumi amane.
5 Wokwazi enhliziyweni yakho ukuthi njengalokhu umuntu elaya indodana yakhe, kanjalo uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakulaya wena.
6 “Woyigcina imiyalo kaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, uhambe ezindleleni zakhe, umesabe.
7 Ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho useyakungenisa ezweni elihle, izwe elinemifudlana yamanzi, nemithombo, nezinzulu eziphuphuma ezigodini nasezintabeni,
8 izwe likakolweni, nelebhali, nelemivini, nelemikhiwane, nelamapomegranati, izwe leminqumo enamafutha, nelezinyosi,
9 izwe lapho uyakudla khona isinkwa kungekho kuswela; awuyikudinga lutho; izwe elimatshe alo ayinsimbi, nelizintaba zalo ungemba kuzo ithusi.
10 “Uyakudla usuthe, umbonge uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ngezwe elihle akunike lona.
11 Xwaya, funa ukhohlwe uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ngokungagcini imiyalo yakhe, nezahlulelo zakhe, nezimiso zakhe engikuyala ngakho namuhla,
12 funa lapho usudlile wasutha, nalapho usuwakhile izindlu ezinhle, wahlala kuzo,
13 kwandile izinkomo zakho nezimvu zakho, kwandile nesiliva lakho negolide lakho, kwandile konke onakho,
14 inhliziyo yakho bese yiphakama, ukhohlwe uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho owakukhipha ezweni laseGibithe, indlu yobugqila,
15 wakuhola ehlane elikhulu nelesabekayo elinezinyoka ezinesihlungu nawofezela nomhlabathi owomileyo, lapho kwakungekho manzi khona; wakuvezela amanzi edwaleni lensengetsha;
16 wakupha imana ehlane, oyihlo ababengalazi, ukuba akuthobise, akuvivinye, akwenzele okuhle ngasekugcineni,
17 uze uthi enhliziyweni yakho: ‘Amandla ami nezikhwepha zesandla sami kunginike le mfuyo.’
18 Kepha womkhumbula uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, ngokuba nguyena okupha amandla okuzuza imfuyo ukuba amise isivumelwano sakhe asifungela oyihlo njenganamuhla.
19 “Kuyakuthi uma ukhohlwa uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, ulandele abanye onkulunkulu, ubakhonze, ukhuleke kubo, ngiyanixwayisa namuhla ukuthi niyakubhubha nokubhubha.
20 Njengezizwe uJehova azenza ukuba zibhubhe phambi kwenu, kanjalo niyakubhubha nani, ngokuba naningalilaleli izwi likaJehova uNkulunkulu wenu.


Isahluko 9

1 “Yizwa, Israyeli: Wena uyakuwela iJordani namuhla, ungene udle izizwe ezinkulu nezinamandla kunawe, imizi emikhulu nebiyelwe kuze kube sezulwini,
2 abantu abakhulu nabade, amadodana ama-Anaki owaziyo, ozwile ngawo ukuthi: ‘Ngubani ongema phambi kwamadodana ka-Anaki na?’
3 Yazi-ke namuhla ukuthi uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho unguye owela ngaphambi kwakho njengomlilo oqedayo; uyakubachitha, abanqobe, wena ubaxoshe, ubabhubhise masinyane, njengalokho ebekhuluma kuwe uJehova.
4 “Ungakhulumi enhliziyweni yakho, uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho esebaxoshile ngaphambi kwakho, ngokuthi: ‘Ngenxa yokulunga kwami uJehova ungingenisile ukuba ngidle leli zwe,’ ingani kungenxa yobubi balezo zizwe uJehova azixosha phambi kwakho.
5 Akungokulunga kwakho noma ngobuqotho benhliziyo yakho ungena ulidle izwe lazo, kepha kungobubi balezo zizwe uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho azixosha phambi kwakho nangokuba eyakuliqinisa izwi uJehova alifungela oyihlo, o-Abrahama, no-Isaka, noJakobe.
6 Yazi-ke uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akakuniki leli zwe elihle ukuba ulidle ngenxa yokulunga kwakho, ngokuba uyisizwe esintamo ilukhuni.
7 “Khumbula, ungakhohlwa ukuthi wamthukuthelisa uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ehlane; kusukela osukwini owaphuma ngalo ezweni laseGibithe waze wafika kule ndawo nanizinge nihlubuka kuJehova.
8 NaseHorebe namthukuthelisa uJehova, uJehova wanithukuthelela ukuba anibhubhise.
9 Lapho sengikhuphukele entabeni ukuba ngamukele izibhebhe zamatshe, izibhebhe zesivumelwano uJehova asenza nani, ngahlala entabeni izinsuku ezingamashumi amane nobusuku obungamashumi amane; angidlanga sinkwa, angiphuzanga manzi.
10 UJehova wanginika lezo zibhebhe ezimbili zamatshe, zilotshwe ngomunwe kaNkulunkulu; kwakulotshwe kuzona njengamazwi onke uJehova awakhuluma kini entabeni, ephakathi komlilo ngosuku lokuhlangana.
11 “Kwathi ngasekupheleni kwezinsuku ezingamashumi amane nobusuku obungamashumi amane uJehova wanginika izibhebhe zombili zamatshe, izibhebhe zesivumelwano.
12 UJehova wathi kimi: ‘Vuka wehle lapha masinyane, ngokuba abantu bakho owabakhipha eGibithe bonile, baphambukile masinyane endleleni engabayala ngayo; bazenzele isithombe esibunjiweyo.’
13 “UJehova wabuye wakhuluma kimi, wathi: ‘Ngibabonile laba bantu; bheka, bangabantu abantamo ilukhuni;
14 ngiyeke ukuba ngibabhubhise, ngesule igama labo phansi kwezulu, ngenze wena ube yisizwe esinamandla nesikhulu kunabo.’
15 “Ngase ngiphenduka ngehla entabeni, intaba yavutha umlilo; izibhebhe zombili zesivumelwano zazisezandleni zami zombili.
16 Ngase ngibheka, ngabona ukuthi nanonile kuJehova; nanizenzele ithole elibunjiweyo; naniphambukile masinyane endleleni uJehova abeniyale ngayo.
17 Ngathatha-ke izibhebhe zombili, ngazilahla ezandleni zami zombili, ngazaphula phambi kwamehlo enu.
18 “Ngawela phansi phambi kukaJehova njengakuqala izinsuku ezingamashumi amane nobusuku obungamashumi amane; angidlanga sinkwa, angiphuzanga manzi ngenxa yaso sonke isono senu enona ngaso ngokwenza okubi emehlweni kaJehova ukuba nimthukuthelise.
19 Ngokuba ngangesaba intukuthelo nolaka uJehova anithukuthelela ngakho ukuba anibhubhise, kepha uJehova wangizwa nangaleso sikhathi.
20 UJehova wathukuthelela kakhulu u-Aroni ukuba ambhubhise; ngamkhulekela u-Aroni ngaleso sikhathi.
21 Ngase ngithatha isono senu, ithole enanilenzile, ngalishisa ngomlilo, ngaligxoba, ngaligayisisa laze laba njengothuli, ngaphonsa uthuli lwalo emfudlaneni owehla entabeni.
22 “EThabehera naseMasa naseKibiroti Hathawa namthukuthelisa uJehova.
23 “Nalapho uJehova enithuma, nisuka eKadeshi Barineya, ngokuthi: ‘Khuphukani, nilidle izwe engininike lona,’ nahlubuka ezwini likaJehova uNkulunkulu wenu, anikholwanga nguye, analalela izwi lakhe.
24 Nimhlubukile uJehova kusukela osukwini enganiqabuka ngalo.
25 “Ngawela phansi phambi kukaJehova lezo zinsuku ezingamashumi amane nobusuku obungamashumi amane engawa ngazo, ngokuba uJehova wayeshilo ukuthi uyakunibhubhisa.
26 Ngakhuleka kuJehova, ngathi: ‘Jehova Nkulunkulu, ungabhubhisi abantu bakho nefa lakho olihlengile ngobukhulu bakho, walikhipha eGibithe ngesandla esinamandla.
27 Khumbula izinceku zakho o-Abrahama, no-Isaka, noJakobe, ungabheki inkani yalaba bantu, nabubi babo, nasono sabo,
28 funa izwe owasikhipha kulo lithi: “Lokhu uJehova wayengenamandla okubangenisa ezweni abathembise lona nangokuba wabazonda, ubakhiphile ukuba ababulale ehlane.”
29 Nokho bangabantu bakho nefa lakho owalikhipha ngamandla akho amakhulu nangengalo yakho eyeluliweyo.’


Isahluko 10

1 “Ngaleso sikhathi uJehova wathi kimi: ‘Zibazele izibhebhe ezimbili zamatshe njengezokuqala, ukhuphukele kimi entabeni, uzenzele umphongolo womuthi.
2 Ngiyakuloba ezibhebheni amazwi ayesezibhebheni zokuqala owazaphula, uzifake emphongolweni.’
3 “Ngase ngenza-ke umphongolo womuthi womtholo, ngabaza izibhebhe ezimbili zamatshe njengezokuqala, ngakhuphukela entabeni nginezibhebhe zombili esandleni sami.
4 Waloba ezibhebheni njengokulotshwa kokuqala imiyalelo eyishumi uJehova ayikhulumayo kini entabeni, ephakathi komlilo ngosuku lokuhlangana; uJehova wanginika zona.
5 Ngase ngiphenduka ngehla entabeni, ngazifaka izibhebhe emphongolweni engiwenzile; zikhona lapho, njengalokho uJehova ebengiyala.”
6 Abantwana bakwa-Israyeli basuka eBeyeroti Bene Jahakani, bafika eMosera; u-Aroni wafela khona, wembelwa khona; u-Eleyazare indodana yakhe wakhonza ebupristini esikhundleni sakhe.
7 Basuka lapho, baya eGudigoda; basuka eGudigoda baya eJothabata, izwe lemifudlana yamanzi.
8 Ngaleso sikhathi uJehova wahlukanisa isizwe sakwaLevi ukuba sithwale umphongolo wesivumelwano sikaJehova, sime phambi kukaJehova ukumkhonza nokubusisa egameni lakhe, kuze kube namuhla.
9 Ngalokho uLevi akanasabelo noma ifa kanye nabafowabo; uJehova uyifa lakhe njengokukhuluma kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho kuye.
10 “Ngahlala entabeni njengakuqala izinsuku ezingamashumi amane nobusuku obungamashumi amane; uJehova wangilalela nangaleso sikhathi, akanibhubhisanga.
11 UJehova wayesethi kimi: ‘Vuka uhambe phambi kwabantu; bayakungena, balidle izwe engalifungela oyise ukubanika lona.’
12 “Manje-ke, Israyeli, uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ufunani kuwe ngaphandle kokuba umesabe uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, uhambe ngezindlela zakhe zonke, umthande, umkhonze uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ngayo yonke inhliziyo yakho, nangawo wonke umphefumulo wakho,
13 ugcine imiyalo kaJehova nezimiso zakhe engakuyala ngakho ngalolo suku ukuba kube kuhle kuwe, na?
14 “Bheka, izulu nezulu lamazulu lingelikaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, nomhlaba nakho konke okukuwo.
15 Nokho uJehova wanamathela koyihlo, wabathanda, wakhetha inzalo yabo emva kwabo, yebo, nina ngaphezu kwabantu bonke, njenganamuhla.
16 Ngalokho sokani ijwabu lezinhliziyo zenu, ningabe nisaba ntamo ilukhuni.
17 Ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu unguNkulunkulu wawonkulunkulu, neNkosi yamakhosi, uNkulunkulu omkhulu onamandla nowesabekayo, ongakhethi buso bamuntu, nongamukeli mvuzo.
18 Uyenza ukwahlulela kwezintandane nokomfelokazi, uyathanda umfokazi ngokumnika ukudla nezingubo.
19 Thandani-ke umfokazi, ngokuba naningabafokazi ezweni laseGibithe.
20 Womesaba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, umkhonze, unamathele kuye, ufunge igama lakhe.
21 Uludumo lwakho, unguNkulunkulu wakho okwenzele lezi zinto ezinkulu nezesabekayo azibonileyo amehlo akho.
22 Oyihlo behla, baya eGibithe bengabantu abangamashumi ayisikhombisa; manje uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ukwenzile ube ngangezinkanyezi zezulu ngobuningi.


Isahluko 11

1 “Ngalokho wothanda uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, ugcine imfanelo yakhe, nezimiso zakhe, nezahlulelo zakhe, nemiyalo yakhe izinsuku zonke.
2 Yazini namuhla ngokuba angikhulumi kubantwana benu abangazanga nabangabonanga ukulaya kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wenu ubukhulu bakhe, nesandla sakhe esinamandla, nengalo yakhe eyeluliweyo,
3 nezibonakaliso zakhe, nezenzo zakhe owazenza phakathi kweGibithe kuFaro inkosi yaseGibithe nakulo lonke izwe lakhe,
4 nowakwenzayo kuyo impi yaseGibithe, nakuwo amahhashi abo, nakuzo izinqola zabo, nokwenza kwakhe ukuba amanzi oLwandle Olubomvu abaminzise ekunixosheni kwabo, nokubabhubhisa kukaJehova kuze kube namuhla,
5 nowakwenzayo kuwe ehlane naze nafika kule ndawo,
6 nowakwenzayo kuDathani naku-Abiramu amadodana ka-Eliyabe kaRubeni ukuthi umhlaba wavula umlomo wawo, wabagwinya nabendlu yabo, namatende abo, nayo yonke imfuyo eyabalandelayo phakathi kwabo bonke abakwa-Israyeli.
7 Ngokuba amehlo enu abonile zonke izenzo ezinkulu zikaJehova azenzileyo.
8 “Ngalokho niyakugcina yonke imiyalo engikuyala ngayo namuhla ukuba nibe namandla, ningene nilidle izwe eniwela ukuya kulo ukulidla,
9 nokuba nandise izinsuku zenu ezweni uJehova alifungela oyihlo ukubanika lona nenzalo yabo, izwe elivame ubisi nezinyosi.
10 Ngokuba izwe ongena kulo ukulidla alinjengezwe laseGibithe enaphuma kulo, lapho wahlwanyela khona imbewu yakho, wayinisela ngonyawo lwakho njengesivande semifino,
11 kepha izwe eniya kulo ukulidla liyizwe lezintaba nelezigodi, liphuza amanzi emvula yezulu,
12 izwe elinakekelwa nguJehova uNkulunkulu wakho; amehlo kaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akulo njalo, kusukela ekuqaleni komnyaka kuze kube sekupheleni komnyaka.
13 “Kuyakuthi uma nilalela nokulalela imiyalo yami enginiyala ngayo namuhla ukuba nimthande uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu, nimkhonze ngayo yonke inhliziyo yenu nangawo wonke umphefumulo wenu,
14 ngiyakuninika imvula yezwe lakini ngesikhathi sayo, imvula yokuqala nemvula yamuva, ukuba ubuthe amabele akho, newayini lakho, namafutha akho.
15 Ngiyakunika izinkomo zakho utshani emadlelweni akho; uyakudla, usuthe.
16 “Xwayani funa inhliziyo ikhohliswe, niphambuke, nikhonze abanye onkulunkulu, nikhuleke kubo,
17 intukuthelo kaJehova inivuthele, avale izulu, ukuze kungabikho mvula, izwe lingabe lisathela izithelo zalo, niphele masinyane ezweni elihle uJehova aninika lona.
18 Niyakuwabeka lawa mazwi ami enhliziyweni yenu nasemphefumulweni wenu, niwabophe abe luphawu esandleni senu, abe yisikhumbuzo phakathi kwamehlo enu.
19 Niyakuwafundisa abantwana benu, ukhulume ngawo, lapho uhlezi endlini yakho, nalapho uhamba endleleni, nalapho ulala, nalapho uvuka.
20 Uyakuwaloba ezinsikeni zomnyango wendlu yakho nasemasangweni akho
21 ukuba zandiswe izinsuku zakho nezinsuku zabantwana benu ezweni uJehova alifungela oyihlo ukubanika lona, njengezinsuku zezulu phezu komhlaba.
22 “Ngokuba uma nigcina nokugcina yonke le miyalo enginiyala ngayo ukuba niyenze, nimthande uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu, nihambe ngazo zonke izindlela zakhe, ninamathele kuye,
23 uJehova uyakuzixosha zonke lezi zizwe phambi kwenu, nizidle izizwe ezinkulu nezinamandla kunani.
24 Yonke indawo lapho amathe onyawo lwakho eyakunyathela khona iyakuba ngeyenu, kusukela ehlane naseLebanoni naseMfuleni, umfula u-Ewufrathe, kuze kube selwandle olungasemuva, lube ngumkhawulo wenu.
25 Akuyikubakho muntu ongema phambi kwenu; uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu uyakubeka ingebhe novalo ngani ezweni lonke eniyakunyathela kulo, njengalokho akhuluma kini.
26 “Bheka, ngibeka phambi kwakho namuhla isibusiso nesiqalekiso,
27 isibusiso, uma niyilalela imiyalo kaJehova uNkulunkulu wenu enginiyala ngayo namuhla,
28 nesiqalekiso, uma ningayilaleli imiyalo kaJehova uNkulunkulu wenu, kepha niphambuka endleleni enginiyala ngayo namuhla, ukulandela abanye onkulunkulu eningabaziyo.
29 “Kuyakuthi lapho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho eyakukungenisa ezweni oya kulo ukulidla, usibeke isibusiso entabeni yaseGerizimu nesiqalekiso entabeni yase-Ebali.
30 Angithi ziphesheya kweJordani ngalaphaya kwendlela yasentshonalanga ezweni lamaKhanani ahlala e-Araba, malungana neGiligali ngaseceleni kwama-oki aseMore na?
31 Ngokuba niyakuwela iJordani, ningene ukulidla izwe uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu aninika lona, nilidle, nihlale kulo.
32 Niyakugcina ukuzenza zonke izimiso nezahlulelo engizibeka phambi kwenu namuhla.


Isahluko 12

1 “Lezi ziyizimiso nezahlulelo eniyakugcina ukuzenza ezweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wawoyihlo akunike lona ukuba ulidle zonke izinsuku zokuphila kwenu emhlabeni.
2 Niyakuchitha nokuchitha zonke izindawo, lapho izizwe eniyakuzidla zazikhonza khona onkulunkulu bazo ezintabeni eziphakemeyo, nasemadulini, naphansi kwayo yonke imithi eluhlaza,
3 niwadilize ama-altare azo, niziphohloze izinsika zazo, nibashise o-Ashera bazo ngomlilo, nizinqume izithombe ezibaziweyo zawonkulunkulu bazo, nesule igama lazo kuleyo ndawo.
4 “Nina aniyikwenze njalo kuJehova uNkulunkulu wenu.
5 Kodwa indawo uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu ayakuyikhetha kuzo zonke izizwe zenu ukuba abeke igama lakhe kuyo, leyo ndlu yakhe niyakuyifuna, nize kuyo,
6 nilethe khona iminikelo yenu yokushiswa, nemihlatshelo yenu, nokweshumi kwenu, nomnikelo wenu wokuphakanyiswa wesandla senu, nezithembiso zenu, neminikelo yenu yesihle, namazibulo ezinkomo zenu nawezimvu zenu,
7 nidle khona phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wenu, nename kukho konke enibeka kukho isandla senu, nina nabendlu yenu, uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akubusise ngakho.
8 “Aniyikwenza njengezinto zonke esizenzayo lapha namuhla, kube yilowo nalowo njengokulungile emehlweni akhe,
9 ngokuba anikafiki ekuphumuleni nasefeni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona.
10 Kepha lapho niwela iJordani, nihlale ezweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu aninika lona libe yifa lenu, aniphumuze ezitheni zenu zonke nxazonke ukuba nihlale nilondekile,
11 kuyakuthi kuleyo ndawo uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu ayakuyikhetha ukuba kuhlale khona igama lakhe, niyise lapho konke enginiyala ngakho: iminikelo yenu yokushiswa, nemihlatshelo yenu, nokweshumi kwenu, nomnikelo wokuphakanyiswa wesandla senu, nezithembiso zenu ezikhethiweyo enizethembisa kuJehova;
12 niyakwenama phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wenu, nina namadodana enu, namadodakazi enu, nezinceku zenu, nezincekukazi zenu, nomLevi ophakathi kwamasango enu, lokhu engenasabelo nafa kini.
13 Xwaya ukuba unganikeli ngeminikelo yakho yokushiswa ezindaweni zonke ozibonayo,
14 kepha kuleyo ndawo uJehova ayakuyikhetha kwesinye sezizwe zakho, uyakunikela lapho ngeminikelo yakho yokushiswa, wenze khona konke engikuyala ngakho.
15 “Nokho ungahlaba, udle inyama ngaphakathi kwawo onke amasango akho njengesifiso somphefumulo wakho nanjengesibusiso sikaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akuphe sona; ongcolileyo nohlambulukileyo bangadla kukho njengokwensephe nokwendluzele.
16 Kuphela igazi aniyikulidla; uyakulithulula emhlabeni njengamanzi.
17 Ungekudle ngaphakathi kwamasango akho okweshumi kwamabele akho, noma okwewayini lakho, noma okwamafutha akho, noma okwamazibulo ezinkomo zakho, noma awezimvu zakho, noma izithembiso zakho ozenzayo, noma iminikelo yakho yesihle, noma umnikelo wokuphakanyiswa wesandla sakho,
18 kepha ukudle phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho kuleyo ndawo ayakuyikhetha uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, wena nendodana yakho, nendodakazi yakho, nenceku yakho, nencekukazi yakho, nomLevi ophakathi kwamasango akho, wename phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho kukho konke obeka kukho isandla sakho.
19 Xwaya ukuba ungameyisi umLevi isikhathi sonke sokuhlala kwakho ezweni lakho.
20 “Lapho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho eyakwandisa umkhawulo wakho njengokukwethembisa kwakhe, uze uthi: ‘Ngiyakudla inyama,’ lokhu umphefumulo wakho ufisa ukudla inyama, ungayidla inyama njengesifiso sonke somphefumulo wakho.
21 Uma indawo uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ayakuyikhetha ukuba abeke kuyo igama lakhe ikude nawe, uyakuhlaba emhlambini wakho nasezimvini zakho akunike khona uJehova, njengalokho ngakuyala, udle phakathi kwamasango akho njengesifiso somphefumulo wakho.
22 Njengalokhu kudliwa insephe nendluzele, uyakukudla kanjalo; ongcolileyo nohlambulukileyo bayakudla ngokufananayo.
23 Qaphela kuphela ukuba ungalidli igazi, ngokuba igazi lingumphefumulo; awuyikuwudla umphefumulo kanye nenyama.
24 Ungalidli; lithulule emhlabeni njengamanzi.
25 Ungalidli ukuba kube kuhle nakubantwana bakho emva kwakho, lapho wenza okulungile emehlweni kaJehova.
26 “Izinto zakho ezingcwele onazo nezithembiso zakho wozithatha, uye endaweni ayakuyikhetha uJehova,
27 unikele ngeminikelo yakho yokushiswa, inyama negazi, e-altare likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, igazi lemihlatshelo yakho lithululwe phezu kwe-altare likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, wena uyidle inyama.
28 Qaphela, uzwe onke lawa mazwi engikuyala ngawo ukuba kube kuhle kuwe nakubantwana bakho emva kwakho kuze kube phakade, lapho wenza okuhle nokulungile emehlweni kaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho.
29 “Nxa uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho eyakuzinquma izizwe ngaphambi kwakho, lapho ungena khona ukuzidla, nanxa usuzidlile wahlala ezweni lakubo,
30 xwaya ukuba ungacushwa ukuzilandela sezichithiwe phambi kwakho, ungabuzi ngawonkulunkulu bazo, uthi: ‘Lezi zizwe zikhonza kanjani onkulunkulu bazo na? Nami ngiyakwenza kanjalo.’
31 Awuyikwenze njalo kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, ngokuba zenzile konkulunkulu bazo konke okuyisinengiso kuJehova akuzondayo, lokhu ziwashisela ngomlilo onkulunkulu bazo amadodana azo namadodakazi azo.
32 “Konke enginiyala ngakho, anoqaphela ukuba nikwenze; awuyikuthasisela kukho, futhi ungakunciphisi.


Isahluko 13

1 “Uma kuvuka phakathi kwakho umprofethi, noma umphuphi wamaphupho, akunike isibonakaliso nesimangaliso,
2 isibonakaliso noma isimangaliso akhulume ngaso kuwe besesenzeka, athi: ‘Masilandele abanye onkulunkulu ongabaziyo, sibakhonze,’
3 awuyikulalela amazwi alowo mprofethi, noma lowo mphuphi wamaphupho, ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakulinga ukuba azi ukuthi uyathanda yini uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ngayo yonke inhliziyo yakho nangawo wonke umphefumulo wakho na?
4 Niyakuhamba emva kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wenu, nimesabe, niyigcine imiyalo yakhe, nililalele izwi lakhe, nimkhonze, ninamathele kuye.
5 Lowo mprofethi noma lowo mphuphi wamaphupho wobulawa, ngokuba ukhulumile okunihlubukisa uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu owanikhipha ezweni laseGibithe, wakuhlenga endlini yobugqila, ukuba akuphambukise endleleni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akuyala ukuba uhambe ngayo. Uyakukhipha kanjalo ububi phakathi kwakho.
6 “Uma umfowenu, indodana yakho, noma indodakazi yakho, noma umkakho osesifubeni sakho, noma umngane wakho onjengomphefumulo wakho ekuyenga ngasese, ethi: ‘Masiye ukukhonza abanye onkulunkulu ongabaziyo,’ wena nawoyihlo,
7 onkulunkulu babantu abakuzungezayo, beseduze nawe noma bekude nawe, kusukela kolunye uhlangothi lomhlaba kuze kufike kolunye uhlangothi lomhlaba,
8 awuyikumvumela, ungamlaleli; iso lakho aliyikumhawukela, ungamyeki, ungamfihli,
9 kepha wombulala impela; isandla sakho siyakuba phezu kwakhe kuqala ukumbulala, ngasemuva isandla sabantu bonke.
10 Uyakumkhanda ngamatshe ukuba afe, ngokuba uzamile ukukuhlubukisa uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho owakukhipha ezweni laseGibithe, indlu yobugqila.
11 U-Israyeli wonke uyakuzwa, esabe, angabe esabenza ububi obunjalo njengalobo obuphakathi kwakho.
12 “Uma uyakuzwa ngomunye wemizi yakho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akupha wona ukuba wakhe kuwo, kuthiwa:
13 Abantu abathile abonakeleyo baphumile phakathi kwakho, bahlubukisile abomuzi wabo ngokuthi: ‘Masiye sikhonze abanye onkulunkulu eningabaziyo,’
14 wobuza, uphenye, ubuzisise; bheka, uma kuyiqiniso, leyo nto iqinisekile ukuthi isinengiso esinjalo senziwe phakathi kwakho,
15 woshaya nokushaya abantu balowo muzi ngosiko lwenkemba, uwuchithe impela, nakho konke okuphakathi kwawo, nezinkomo zawo, ngosiko lwenkemba.
16 Uyakuyibuthela yonke impango yawo phakathi nesigcawu sawo, uwushise umuzi ngomlilo, nayo yonke impango yawo, ibe ngumnikelo oshiswa wonke kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, ube yinxiwa njalo, ungabe usakhiwa futhi.
17 Akuyikunamathela lutho lokuqalekisiweyo esandleni sakho ukuba uJehova aphenduke entukuthelweni yakhe evuthayo, akuphathe ngomusa, abe nesihe kuwe, akwandise, njengalokho afunga koyihlo,
18 nxa ulalela izwi likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ukuba ugcine yonke imiyalo yakhe engikuyala ngayo namuhla, wenze okulungile emehlweni kaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho.


Isahluko 14

1 “Ningabantwana bakaJehova uNkulunkulu wenu; aniyikuzisika, ningaziphuculi phezu kwamehlo enu ngenxa yabafileyo.
2 Ngokuba ningabantu abangcwele kuJehova uNkulunkulu wenu; uJehova unikhethile nibe yisizwe senzuzo yakhe ngaphezu kwezizwe zonke ezisebusweni bomhlaba.
3 “Ungadli into enengekayo.
4 Nazi izilwane eningazidla: inkomo, nemvu, nembuzi,
5 nendluzele, nensephe, nenxala, nempala, nempalampala, newula, negogo.
6 Ningadla nezilwane ezahlukanisa inselo, ezidabula inselo kabili, ezetshisayo kuzo izilwane.
7 Nokho lezi aniyikuzidla kwezetshisayo nakuzo ezidabula inselo: ikamela, nonogwaja, nembila, ngokuba ziyetshisa, zingahlukanisi kodwa inselo; zingcolile kini;
8 nengulube, ngokuba iyahlukanisa inselo, ingetshisi kodwa; ingcolile kini; aniyikuyidla inyama yazo, ningathinti izidumbu zazo.
9 “Lezi ningazidla kuzo zonke ezisemanzini: zonke ezinamaphiko nezingcwecwe;
10 zonke ezingenamaphiko nazingcwecwe ningezidle; zingcolile kini.
11 “Ningadla kuzo zonke izinyoni ezihlambulukileyo.
12 Kodwa yilezi eningayikudla kuzo: ukhozi, nenqe, nengqungqulu,
13 nesiphungumangathi, noheshe, nonhloyile ngezinhlobo zakhe,
14 nawo onke amagwababa ngezinhlobo zawo,
15 nentshe, nenkovana, nenkanku, noklebe ngezinhlobo zakhe,
16 nesikhova, nomxwagele, nefukezi,
17 nevuba, nophalane, nomphishamanzi,
18 nonogolantethe, nonozalizingwenya ngezinhlobo zakhe, noziningweni, nelulwane.
19 “Nezilwanyana zonke ezinamaphiko zingcolile kini: azinakudliwa.
20 Kepha ezinyonini zonke ezihlambulukileyo ningadla.
21 “Aniyikudla lutho lwengcuba; ungamnika umfokazi ophakathi kwamasango akho ukuba akudle, noma uthengise ngakho kowezizwe, ngokuba wena uyisizwe esingcwele kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho. Awuyikupheka izinyane lembuzi obisini lukanina.
22 “Uyakunikela ngokweshumi kwazo zonke izithelo zembewu yakho, lokho okuvela ensimini iminyaka ngeminyaka,
23 ukudle phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho endaweni ayakuyikhetha yena ukuba igama lakhe lihlale kuyo, okweshumi kwamabele akho, nokwewayini lakho, nokwamafutha akho, nokwamazibulo ezinkomo zakho, nokwawezimvu zakho, ukuba ufunde ukumesaba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho njalo.
24 Uma indlela ikude nawe, ungenamandla okukuthwala, ngokuba ikude kakhulu nawe indawo uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ayakuyikhetha ukuba alibeke kuyo igama lakhe, lapho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ekubusisa,
25 uyakukwenana ngemali, uyisonge imali esandleni sakho, uye endaweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ayakuyikhetha,
26 uthenge ngaleyo mali noma intoni umphefumulo wakho oyithandayo, izinkabi, noma izimvu, noma iwayini, noma uphuzo olunamandla, noma intoni umphefumulo wakho oyifunayo, udle khona phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, wename, wena nabendlu yakho;
27 nomLevi ophakathi kwamasango akho awuyikumeyisa, ngokuba akanasabelo nafa nawe.
28 “Ngasekugcineni kweminyaka emithathu njalo uyakukhipha konke okweshumi kwezithelo zakho ngawona lowo mnyaka, ukubekelele phakathi kwamasango akho;
29 nomLevi, lokhu engenasabelo nafa nawe, nomfokazi, nentandane, nomfelokazi, abangaphakathi kwamasango akho, bayakuza, badle, basuthe ukuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akubusise emsebenzini wonke wesandla sakho owenzayo.


Isahluko 15

1 “Ngasekugcineni kweminyaka eyisikhombisa njalo uyakwenza uyekelo.
2 Nansi indlela yoyekelo: Yilowo nalowo otshelekileyo uyakuyekela lokho akutshelekile umakhelwane wakhe; akayikukubiza kumakhelwane wakhe nakumfowabo, ngokuba uyekelo lukaJehova lumenyezelwe.
3 Kowezizwe ungakubiza, kepha noma yikuphi okwakho okukumfowenu, lokho isandla sakho siyakukuyekela.
4 Nokho ngabe kungabikho abampofu kuwe, ngokuba uJehova uyakukubusisa nokukubusisa ezweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona libe yifa lakho ukuba ulidle,
5 uma ulalela nokulalela izwi likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho kuphela, ugcine ukwenza yonke le miyalo engikuyala ngayo namuhla.
6 Ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakukubusisa njengokukwethembisa kwakhe, utsheleke izizwe eziningi, kepha ungatsheleki lutho kuzo; uyakubusa izizwe eziningi, kepha zona aziyikukubusa wena.
7 “Uma kukhona kuwe ompofu, omunye wabafowenu, phakathi kwelithile lamasango ezweni lakini uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona, awuyikuyenza lukhuni inhliziyo yakho, ungamvaleli umfowenu ompofu isandla sakho,
8 kepha umvulele nokumvulela isandla sakho, umtsheleke impela okwanele ukudinga kwakhe akuswelayo.
9 Xwaya ukuba kungabikho mcabango omubi enhliziyweni yakho ngokuthi: ‘Umnyaka wesikhombisa, umnyaka woyekelo, ususeduze;’ iso lakho beseliba libi kumfowenu ompofu, ungamniki lutho, abesekhala kuJehova ngawe, kube yisono sakho.
10 Womnika nokumnika, inhliziyo yakho ingakhathazeki lapho umnika, ngokuba ngenxa yalokho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakukubusisa emsebenzini wakho wonke nakukho konke obeka kukho isandla sakho.
11 Ngokuba ompofu akasoze aphela ezweni; ngakho-ke ngiyakuyala ngithi: ‘Womvulela nokumvulela umfowenu isandla sakho, abaswelayo bakho nabampofu bakho ezweni lakini.’
12 “Uma umfowenu, umHeberu noma umHeberukazi, ethengiswa kuwe, akukhonze iminyaka eyisithupha, ngomnyaka wesikhombisa uyakumyekela ukuba ahambe.
13 Nxa umyekela ukuba ahambe, awuyikummukisa ze.
14 Uyakumthwesa nokumthwesa ngezimvu zakho, nangokwesibuya sakho, nangokwesikhamo sakho sewayini; njengalokho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ekubusisile, kanjalo womnika yena.
15 Uyakukhumbula ukuthi wawuyisigqila ezweni laseGibithe nokuthi uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho wakuhlenga; ngalokho ngiyakuyala ngale nto namuhla.
16 “Kuyakuthi uma ethi kuwe: ‘Angiyikusuka kuwe,’ lokhu ekuthanda wena nendlu yakho, ngokuba ehlala kahle kuwe,
17 uyakuthatha usungulo, ubhobozele indlebe yakhe emnyango, abeseba yinceku yakho kuze kube phakade. Nakuyo incekukazi yakho uyakwenze njalo.
18 “Makungabi lukhuni emehlweni akho lapho umyekela ukuba ahambe, ngokuba ukukhonzile iminyaka eyisithupha ngenxenye yemali yomqashwa; uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakukubusisa kukho konke okwenzayo.
19 “Onke amazibulo amaduna azalwa ezinkomeni zakho nasezimvini zakho wowangcwelisela uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho; awuyikusebenza ngezibulo lezinkomo zakho, ungaligundi izibulo lezimvu zakho.
20 Uyakulidla phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho iminyaka ngeminyaka endaweni uJehova ayakuyikhetha, wena nabendlu yakho.
21 Uma linesici, liqhuga, noma liyimpumputhe, noma yisiphi isici, awuyikunikela ngalo kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho.
22 Uyakulidla phakathi kwamasango akho, ongcolileyo nohlambulukileyo ngokufananayo, njengensephe nendluzele.
23 Kuphela igazi lalo awuyikulidla; lithululele emhlabathini njengamanzi.


Isahluko 16

1 “Gcina inyanga ka-Abibi, nilenze iphasika likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, ngokuba ngenyanga ka-Abibi uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho wakukhipha eGibithe ebusuku.
2 Uyakunikela ngephasika kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ezimvini nasezinkomeni endaweni uJehova ayakuyikhetha ukuba kuhlale igama lakhe kuyo.
3 Awuyikudla sinkwa esivutshelweyo kanye nalo; izinsuku eziyisikhombisa uyakudla isinkwa esingenamvubelo kanye nalo, isinkwa senhlupheko, ngokuba waphuma ezweni laseGibithe ngokunonopha ukuba ulukhumbule usuku owaphuma ngalo ezweni laseGibithe zonke izinsuku zokuhamba kwakho.
4 Akuyikubonakala mvubelo kuwe emikhawulweni yakho yonke izinsuku eziyisikhombisa; futhi akuyikusala nyama oyihlabile ngosuku lokuqala kusihlwa ubusuku bonke kuze kuse.
5 “Awunakuhlaba iphasika phakathi kwamasango akho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika wona;
6 kepha endaweni ayakuyikhetha uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ukuba igama lakhe lihlale kuyo, lapho uyakuhlaba iphasika kusihlwa ekushoneni kwelanga, ngesikhathi owaphuma ngaso eGibithe.
7 Uyakulipheka, ulidle endaweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ayakuyikhetha, uphenduke ekuseni, uye ematendeni akho.
8 Izinsuku eziyisithupha uyakudla isinkwa esingenamvubelo, ngosuku lwesikhombisa kube ngumhlangano ozothileyo kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho; ungasebenzi msebenzi.
9 “Wozibalela amasonto ayisikhombisa; kusukela esikhathini oqala ngaso ukubeka isikela ezinhlangeni zamabele woqala ukubala amasonto ayisikhombisa.
10 Uyakugcina umkhosi wamasonto kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ngesipho somnikelo wesihle wesandla sakho, oyakusinika njengokubusisa kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho,
11 wename phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, wena nendodana yakho, nendodakazi yakho, nenceku yakho, nencekukazi yakho, nomLevi ophakathi kwamasango akho, nomfokazi, nentandane, nomfelokazi abaphakathi kwakho endaweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ayakuyikhetha ukuba igama lakhe lihlale kuyo.
12 Wokhumbula ukuthi wawuyisigqila eGibithe, ugcine, uzenze lezi zimiso.
13 “Wogcina umkhosi wamadokodo izinsuku eziyisikhombisa emva kokuba usubuthile okwesibuya sakho nokwesikhamo sakho sewayini,
14 wename ngomkhosi wakho, wena nendodana yakho, nendodakazi yakho, nenceku yakho, nencekukazi yakho, nomLevi, nomfokazi, nentandane, nomfelokazi abaphakathi kwamasango akho.
15 Izinsuku eziyisikhombisa uyakumgcinela uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho umkhosi endaweni uJehova ayakuyikhetha, ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakukubusisa kuzo zonke izithelo zakho nasemsebenzini wonke wezandla zakho, uthokoze kakhulu.
16 “Kathathu ngomnyaka bonke abesilisa bakho bayakubonakala phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho endaweni ayakuyikhetha: ngomkhosi wesinkwa esingenamvubelo, nangomkhosi wamasonto, nangomkhosi wamadokodo; bangabonakali phambi kukaJehova bengenalutho;
17 yilowo nalowo uyakunika njengamandla akhe, ngokwesibusiso uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunike sona.
18 “Uyakuzikhethela abahluleli nezinduna emasangweni akho onke uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika wona njengezizwe zakho; bayakwahlulela abantu babo ngokwahlulela okulungileyo.
19 Awuyikuphendukezela isahlulelo, ungakhethi ubuso bamuntu, ungafunjathiswa isipho, ngokuba isipho siphuphuthekisa amehlo ohlakaniphileyo, siphendukezela amazwi olungileyo.
20 Uyakulandela ukulunga okuyikho ukuba uphile, ulidle izwe uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona.
21 “Ungazitshaleli u-Ashera womuthi noma owaluphi uhlobo ngaseceleni kwe-altare likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho oyakuzenzela lona.
22 Ungazimiseli nansika uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ayizondayo.


Isahluko 17

1 “Ungahlabeli uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho inkomo, noma imvu enesici, enokubi okuthile, ngokuba kuyisinengiso kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho.
2 Uma kutholakala phakathi kwakho, ngaphakathi kwelithile lamasango akho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika wona, owesilisa noma owesifazane owenza okubi emehlweni kaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ngokweqa isivumelwano sakhe,
3 wahamba, wakhonza abanye onkulunkulu, wakhuleka kubo, noma ilanga, noma inyanga, noma ibandla lezulu, engingayalanga ngakho,
4 besewubikelwa khona, ukuzwe, wokubuzisisa; bheka, uma kuqinisile, leyo nto iqinisekile yokuthi isinengiso esinjalo senziwe kwa-Israyeli,
5 uyakukhiphela lowo wesilisa noma lowo wesifazane owenze leyo nto embi emasangweni akho, lowo wesilisa noma lowo wesifazane umkhande ngamatshe ukuba afe.
6 Ngomlomo wawofakazi ababili noma ngowawofakazi abathathu uyakubulawa lowo ofanele ukufa; ngomlomo wofakazi munye akayikubulawa.
7 Isandla sawofakazi siyakuba ngesokuqala kuye ukumbulala, ngasemuva izandla zabantu bonke. Kanjalo uyakukhipha ububi phakathi kwakho.
8 “Uma kuvela indaba ekwahlulayo, ekwahluleleni phakathi kwegazi negazi, naphakathi kwecala necala, naphakathi kokushaya nokushaya, kuyizindaba zokuphikisana phakathi kwamasango akho, wosuka, uye endaweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ayakuyikhetha,
9 uye kubapristi bamaLevi, nakumahluleli oyakuba khona ngalezo zinsuku, ukuze bakutshele isinqumo sokwahlulela,
10 wenze njengezwi lesinqumo abayakukwazisa lona kuleyo ndawo ayakuyikhetha uJehova, uqaphele ukwenza njengakho konke abakufundisa khona;
11 njengezwi lomthetho abayakukufundisa lona nanjengesahlulelo abayakukutshela sona uyakwenza, ungachezukeli ngakwesokunene noma ngakwesokhohlo ekwahluleleni kwabo.
12 Umuntu oziqhenya ngokungalaleli umpristi omiyo ukukhonza phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho noma umahluleli, lowo muntu makafe, wena ukhiphe ububi kwa-Israyeli.
13 Bonke abantu bayakuzwa, besabe, bangabe besenza ngokuziqhenya.
14 “Nxa ufikile ezweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona, ulidle, uhlale kulo, uthi: ‘Ngiyakubeka inkosi phezu kwami njengazo zonke izizwe ezingizungezayo,’
15 uyakumbeka nokumbeka abe yinkosi phezu kwakho yena uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ayakumkhetha; uyakubeka omunye wabafowenu inkosi phezu kwakho, ungabeki phezu kwakho owezizwe, ongesiye umfowenu.
16 Kepha akayikuzandisela amahhashi, angabuyiseli abantu eGibithe, ukuze andise amahhashi, ngokuba uJehova ushilo kini, wathi: ‘Anisayikubuyela ngaleyo ndlela.’
17 Akayikuzandisela abafazi, ukuze inhliziyo yakhe ihlubuke, angazandiseli isiliva negolide.
18 “Kuyakuthi nxa ehlala esihlalweni sobukhosi sombuso wakhe, uyakuzilobela impinda yalo mthetho encwadini ngokuthatha kuleyo ekubapristi bamaLevi;
19 iyakuba kuye, ayifunde zonke izinsuku zokuhamba kwakhe ukuba afunde ukumesaba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakhe, agcine onke amazwi omthetho wakhe nalezi zimiso ukuba azenze,
20 inhliziyo yakhe ingaphakami ngaphezu kwabafowabo, angaphambuki emiyalweni, aye ngakwesokunene noma ngakwesokhohlo, ukuze azandise izinsuku zakhe embusweni wakhe, yena nabantwana bakhe phakathi kuka-Israyeli.


Isahluko 18

1 “Abapristi bamaLevi, yebo, sonke isizwe sakwaLevi asiyikuba nasabelo nafa kanye no-Israyeli; siyakudla iminikelo yomlilo kaJehova nefa lakhe.
2 Asiyikuba nafa phakathi kwabafowabo; uJehova uyifa laso, njengalokho ekhulumile kuso.
3 “Lokhu kuyakuba yimfanelo yabapristi ephuma kubantu abanikela ngomhlatshelo, noma inkomo noma imvu, ukuba bamnike umpristi umkhono, nemihlathi yombili, nenanzi.
4 Ulibo lwamabele akho, nolwewayini lakho, nolwamafutha akho, nezandulela zoboya bezimvu zakho uyakumnika khona.
5 Ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho umkhethile kuzo zonke izizwe zakho ukuba eme, akhonze egameni likaJehova, yena namadodana akhe, kuze kube phakade.
6 “Uma umLevi evela noma kuliphi isango kwa-Israyeli wonke, lapho egogobele khona, afike ngaso sonke isifiso somphefumulo wakhe endaweni uJehova ayakuyikhetha,
7 uyakukhonza egameni likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakhe njengokwenza kwabo bonke abafowabo amaLevi emiyo khona phambi kukaJehova.
8 Ayakuphiwa izabelo ezilingeneyo ngaphandle kwalokho okuvela ngokuthengisa ngefa likayise.
9 “Nxa usufike ezweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona, awuyikufunda ukwenza izinengiso zalezo zizwe.
10 Makungafunyanwa kuwe umuntu odabulisa indodana yakhe noma indodakazi yakhe emlilweni, noma umbhuli, noma ohlola imihlola, noma owenza imilingo, noma umlumbi,
11 noma owenza iziphonso, noma obhula emadlozini, noma umthakathi, noma umlozikazana.
12 Ngokuba yilowo nalowo ozenza lezi zinto uyisinengiso kuJehova; ngenxa yalezi zinengiso uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyabaxosha phambi kwakho.
13 Mawuphelele kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho.
14 “Ngokuba lezi zizwe oyakuzidla ziyabalalela abahlola imihlola nabanamadlozi; kepha wena uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akakuvumelanga ukwenza kanjalo.
15 UJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakukuvusela umprofethi phakathi kwakho kubafowenu onjengami; nimlalele yena
16 njengakho konke owakufisa kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho eHorebe ngosuku lomhlangano ngokuthi: ‘Mangingabe ngisalizwa izwi likaJehova uNkulunkulu wami, ngingabe ngisawubona lomlilo omkhulu futhi, funa ngife.’
17 “UJehova wayesethi kimi: ‘Basho kahle lokho abakukhulumile.
18 Ngiyakubavusela umprofethi onjengawe phakathi kwabafowabo, ngibeke amazwi ami emlonyeni wakhe, akhulume kubo konke engimyala ngakho.
19 Kuyakuthi yilowo nalowo ongayikulalela amazwi ami ayakuwakhuluma egameni lami, mina ngikufune kuye.
20 Kepha umprofethi oyakukhuluma izwi ngokuziqhenya egameni lami engingamyalanga ukulikhuluma, noma ekhuluma egameni labanye onkulunkulu, lowo mprofethi uyakufa.’
21 “Uma uthi enhliziyweni yakho: ‘Singalazi kanjani izwi uJehova angalikhulumanga na?’
22 yazi-ke ukuthi lokhu umprofethi akukhulumayo egameni likaJehova, bese ingenzeki leyo nto, ingaveli iyiyo leyo nto, akusiye uJehova oyikhulumile; umprofethi uyikhulumile ngokuziqhenya; ungamesabi.


Isahluko 19

1 “Lapho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho eyakunquma izizwe ezizwe lazo uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona, bese wuzixosha, wakhe emizini yazo nasezindlini zazo,
2 uyakuzahlukanisela imizi emithathu phakathi kwezwe lakho akunika lona uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ukuba ulidle.
3 Uyakuyilungisa indlela, wahlukanise kathathu imikhawulo yezwe lakho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona ukuba ulidle, ukuze bonke ababulali babalekele khona.
4 “Nansi indaba yombulali oyakubalekela khona aze aphile: yilowo nalowo obulala umakhelwane wakhe kungengamabomu, ebekade engamzondi,
5 njengomuntu oya ehlathini nomakhelwane wakhe ukugawula imithi, isandla sakhe bese sigalela ngezembe ukunquma umuthi, insimbi iphunyuke emphinini, imshaye umakhelwane wakhe aze afe, lowo uyakubalekela komunye wale mizi aze aphile,
6 funa umphindiseli wegazi amxoshe umbulali isashisa inhliziyo yakhe, amfice, ngokuba indlela inde, amshaye aze afe, noma ebengafanele ukufa, lokhu ebekade engamzondi.
7 Ngalokho ngiyakuyala ngokuthi: ‘Uyakuzahlukanisela imizi emithathu.’
8 “Uma uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ewandisa umkhawulo wakho njengokufunga kwakhe koyihlo, akunike lonke izwe athembisa ukubanika lona oyihlo,
9 uma ugcina yonke le miyalo ukuba uyenze, engikuyala ngakho namuhla, umthande uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, uhambe njalo ngezindlela zakhe, wozithasiselela eminye imizi emithathu ngaphandle kwaleyo emithathu
10 ukuba igazi elingenacala lingachithwa phakathi kwezwe lakini akunika lona uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho libe yifa lakho, bese kuba yigazi phezu kwakho.
11 “Kepha uma umuntu emzonda umakhelwane wakhe, emqamekela, amvukele, amshaye aze afe, abalekele komunye wale mizi,
12 amalunga alowo muzi ayakuthuma amlande lapho, amnikele esandleni somphindiseli wegazi ukuba afe.
13 Iso lakho aliyikumhawukela, kepha wolikhipha igazi elingenacala kwa-Israyeli ukuba kube kuhle kuwe.
14 “Awuyikususa umncele womakhelwane wakho ababewubeka abadala efeni lakho oyakulidla ezweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika ukuba ulidle.
15 “Ufakazi oyedwa nje akayikumvukela umuntu ngobubi, noma ngesono, noma kuyisiphi isono ona ngaso; ngomlomo wawofakazi ababili noma ngomlomo wawofakazi abathathu indaba iyakuqiniswa.
16 “Uma ufakazi wamanga emvukela umuntu, afakaze ngaye ngokubi,
17 amadoda omabili axabeneyo ayakuma phambi kukaJehova, phambi kwabapristi nabahluleli abayakuba khona ngaleso sikhathi,
18 abahluleli baphenyisise; bheka, uma ufakazi engufakazi wamanga ofakazile amanga ngomfowabo,
19 niyakwenza kuye njengalokho ebecabange ukwenza kumfowabo; kanjalo uyakukhipha ububi phakathi kwakho.
20 Abaseleyo bayakuzwa, besabe, bangabe besabenza ububi obunjalo phakathi kwakho.
21 Iso lakho aliyikuhawukela; makube ngukuphila ngokuphila, iso ngeso, izinyo ngezinyo, isandla ngesandla, unyawo ngonyawo.


Isahluko 20

1 “Nxa uphuma impi ukuhlasela izitha zakho, bese wubona amahhashi, nezinqola, nabantu abaningi kunawe, ungabesabi, ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho unawe, yena owakukhuphula ezweni laseGibithe.
2 Kuyakuthi lapho nisondela empini, afike umpristi, akhulume kubantu, athi kubo:
3 ‘Yizwa, Israyeli! Nisondela namuhla empini ukuhlasela izitha zenu; inhliziyo yenu mayingadangali, ningesabi, ningaqhaqhazeli, ningashaywa luvalo phambi kwazo,
4 ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho nguye ohamba nani, anilwele nezitha zenu ukuba anisindise.’
5 “Izinduna ziyakukhuluma kubantu, zithi: ‘Ngumuphi umuntu owakhile indlu entsha engayivulanga na? Makahambe, abuyele endlini yakhe, funa afele empini, omunye umuntu ayivule.
6 Ngumuphi umuntu otshalile isivini engadlanga izithelo zaso na? Makahambe, abuyele endlini yakhe, funa afele empini, omunye umuntu asidle.
7 Ngumuphi umuntu onengoduso engayithathanga na? Makahambe, abuyele endlini yakhe, funa afele empini, omunye umuntu ayithathe.’
8 Izinduna ziyakukhuluma futhi kubantu, zithi: ‘Ngumuphi umuntu owesabayo onenhliziyo edangeleyo na? Makahambe, abuyele endlini yakhe, funa izinhliziyo zabafowabo zincibilike njengenhliziyo yakhe.’
9 Kuyakuthi lapho izinduna seziqedile ukukhuluma, zikhethe izinduna zamabandla eziyakubahola abantu.
10 “Nxa usondela emzini ukulwa nawo, mawumemezele ukuthula kuwo.
11 Kuyakuthi uma ukuphendula ngezwi lokuthula, uzivulele kuwe, abantu bonke abafunyaniswa phakathi kwawo baba yizinceku zempoqo, bakukhonze.
12 Uma ungenzi ukuthula kuwe kepha ukuhlasela, uyakuwuvimbezela,
13 nalapho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ewunikela esandleni sakho, uyakushaya bonke abesilisa bawo ngosiko lwenkemba,
14 kepha abesifazane, nabantwana, nezinkomo, nakho konke okusemzini, yebo, yonke impango yawo, uyakukuthatha kube yimpango yakho, uyidle impango yezitha zakho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunike yona.
15 Uyakwenze njalo kuyo yonke imizi ekude kakhulu nawe, engesiyo imizi yalezi zizwe.
16 “Kodwa emizini yalaba bantu uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika bona babe yifa lakho awuyikusindisa lutho oluphefumulayo,
17 kepha uyakubabhubhisa nokubabhubhisa: amaHeti, nama-Amori, namaKhanani, namaPherizi, namaHivi, namaJebusi njengokukuyala kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho,
18 ukuze banganifundisi ukuba nenze zonke izinengiso zabo abazenzile konkulunkulu babo, none kuJehova uNkulunkulu wenu.
19 “Nxa uvimbezela umuzi isikhathi eside ngokulwa nawo ukuba uwuthathe, awuyikuyichitha imithi ngokuyigalela ngezembe, ngokuba ungadla kuyo; ungayigawuli, ngokuba umuthi wasendle ungumuntu yini ukuba uvinjezelwe nguwe na?
20 Imithi oyaziyo ukuthi ayisiyo imithi yokudla, yiyona kuphela oyakuyichitha, uyigawule, wakhe izinqaba ngasemzini olwa nawe, uze uwe.


Isahluko 21

1 “Uma kufunyaniswa obuleweyo ezweni akunika lona uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ukuba ulidle, elele endle, kungaziwa ukuthi ngubani ombuleleyo,
2 kuyakufika amalunga akho nabahluleli bakho, balinganise amabanga okuya emizini emzungezayo obuleweyo,
3 kuze kuthi umuzi oseduze nobuleweyo, amalunga alowo muzi athathe isithokazi ezinkomeni okungasetshenzwanga ngaso, singadonsanga ejokeni,
4 amalunga alowo muzi asehlisele leso sithokazi esigodini esinamanzi ampompozayo, esingalinywanga, singatshalwanga, ayaphule intamo yesithokazi lapho esigodini;
5 abapristi, amadodana kaLevi, bayakusondela, ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ubakhethile ukuba bamkhonze, babusise egameni likaJehova; ngezwi labo konke ukuxabana nokushaya kuyakunqunywa;
6 onke amalunga alowo muzi oseduze nobuleweyo ayakuhlamba izandla zawo phezu kwesithokazi esaphulelwe intamo esigodini,
7 aphendule athi: ‘Izandla zethu azichithanga leli gazi, namehlo ethu awakubonanga.
8 Thethelela, Jehova, abantwana bakho u-Israyeli obahlengileyo, ungavumeli igazi elingenacala phakathi kwabantu bakho u-Israyeli,’ bese bethethelelwa igazi lelo.
9 Kanjalo uyakukhipha igazi elingenacala phakathi kwakho, ngokuba uyakwenza okulungile emehlweni kaJehova.
10 “Lapho uphuma impi ukuhlasela izitha zakho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho azinikela ezandleni zakho, uzithumbe,
11 ubone phakathi kwabathunjwa owesifazane omuhle onamathela kuye, uthanda ukumthatha abe ngumkakho,
12 myise ekhaya, aphucule ikhanda lakhe, asike izinzipho zakhe,
13 akhumule izingubo zokuthunjwa kwakhe, ahlale endlini yakho, akhalele uyise nonina inyanga yonke, andukuba ungene kuye, ube yindoda yakhe, yena abe ngumkakho.
14 Kepha uma ungathokozi ngaye, womyeka ukuba ahambe, aye lapho ethanda khona; kodwa awuyikuthengisa ngaye neze ngemali, ungamphathi njengesigqila, ngokuba usumonile.
15 “Uma umuntu enabafazi ababili, omunye ethandeka omunye aliwa, bamzalele abantwana, othandekayo nowaliwayo, bese kuthi indodana eyizibulo ingeyowaliwayo,
16 kuyakuthi mhla ewahlukanisela amadodana akhe ifa analo, makangayenzi indodana yentandokazi izibulo phambi kwendodana yesaliwakazi okuyiyona eyizibulo,
17 kepha avume ukuba indodana yowaliwayo ibe yizibulo ngokuyinika isabelo esiphindiweyo sakho konke anakho, ngokuba yona ingukuqala kwamandla akhe; ilungelo lezibulo lingelayo.
18 “Uma umuntu enendodana enenkani nengezwayo, engalaleli izwi likayise noma izwi likanina, engalaleli noma beyilaya,
19 uyise nonina bayakuyibamba, bayiyise kumalunga omuzi wakubo nasesangweni lendawo yakubo,
20 bathi kumalunga omuzi: ‘Le ndodana yethu inenkani, ayizwa, ayilaleli izwi lethu; iyisishingi nesidakwa.’
21 Onke amadoda omuzi wakubo ayakumkhanda ngamatshe aze afe; kanjalo uyakukhipha ububi phakathi kwakho, wonke u-Israyeli ezwe, esabe.
22 “Uma umuntu enzile isono esifanele ukufa, abulawe, umphanyeke emthini,
23 isidumbu sakhe asiyikuhlala bonke ubusuku emthini, kepha wommbela nokummbela ngalona lolo suku, ngokuba ophanyekiweyo uqalekisiwe nguNkulunkulu, ukuba ungalingcolisi izwe lakini akunika lona uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho libe yifa lakho.


Isahluko 22

1 “Awuyikubona inkabi yomfowenu noma imvu yakhe iduka, ucashe kuzo; wozibuyisela nokuzibuyisela kumfowenu.
2 Uma umfowenu engeseduze nawe noma ungamazi, woziyisa endlini yakho zibe nawe, aze azifune umfowenu, uzibuyisele kuye.
3 Uyakwenza kanjalo nangembongolo yakhe, wenze njalo nangezingubo zakhe, wenze njalo ngazo zonke izinto ezilahlekileyo zomfowenu alahlekelwa yizo, wazithola, uze ungacashi.
4 “Awuyikubona imbongolo yomfowenu noma inkabi yakhe iwile endleleni, ucashe kuzo; womsiza nokumsiza ukuzivusa.
5 “Owesifazane makangagqoki okwendoda, nendoda mayingembathi ingubo yowesifazane, ngokuba yilowo nalowo okwenza lokho uyisinengiso kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho.
6 “Uma uhlangana nesidleke senyoni endleleni phambi kwakho emthini noma siphansi, sinamazinyane noma sinamaqanda, unina efukamele amazinyane noma amaqanda, ungathathi unina kanye namazinyane,
7 kepha uvumele unina ukuba asuke, wena uzithathele amazinyane ukuba kube kuhle kuwe, uzandise izinsuku zakho.
8 “Nxa wakha indlu entsha, uyakwenza uthango ophahleni lwakho ukuba ungayehliseli indlu yakho igazi, uma umuntu ewa khona.
9 “Awuyikutshala isivini sakho ngezinhlobo ezimbili zembewu, funa zonke izithelo zibe ngezendlu engcwele, imbewu owayitshalayo nezithelo zesivini.
10 “Awuyikulima ngenkabi iboshelwe kanye nembongolo.
11 “Awuyikugqoka ingubo eyizinhlobonhlobo zezintanjana, uboya bezimvu buhlanganisiwe nelineni.
12 “Uyakuzenzela izinsephe emiphethweni yomine yesambatho sakho osembathayo.
13 “Uma umuntu ethatha umfazi, angene kuye, amale,
14 amkhese ngezinto eziyihlazo, amenzele igama elibi, athi: ‘Ngamthatha lo wesifazane; kwathi sengisondele kuye, angifumanisanga iziqiniseko zobuntombi kuye,’
15 uyise nonina bentombi bayakuthatha iziqiniseko zobuntombi bentombi, baziyise kumalunga omuzi esangweni,
16 uyise wentombi athi kumalunga: ‘Ngamnika lowo muntu indodakazi yami ibe ngumkakhe, useyayala;
17 bhekani, umkhesile ngezinto eziyihlazo ngokuthi: “Angifumanisanga iziqiniseko zobuntombi endodakazini yakho,” nokho nazi iziqiniseko zobuntombi bendodakazi yami.’ Bayakuyeneka ingubo phambi kwamalunga omuzi.
18 Amalunga alowo muzi ayakumthatha lowo muntu, amlaye,
19 amhlawulise ngamashekeli esiliva ayikhulu, amnike wona uyise wentombi, ngokuba uveze igama elibi phezu kwentombi yakwa-Israyeli, yona ibe ngumkakhe; angeyilahle zonke izinsuku zakhe.
20 “Kepha-ke uma le nto iqinisile yokuthi iziqiniselo zobuntombi azifunyaniswanga entombini,
21 bayakuyikhiphela intombi ngasemnyango wendlu kayise, amadoda omuzi ayikhande ngamatshe ize ife, ngokuba yenzile ubuwula kwa-Israyeli, ifeba endlini kayise; kanjalo uyakukhipha ububi phakathi kwakho.
22 “Uma indoda ifunyanwa ilele nowesifazane ogane enye indoda, bayakufa bobabili, indoda ebilele nowesifazane nowesifazane uqobo; kanjalo uyakukhipha ububi kwa-Israyeli.
23 “Uma ikhona intombazana eyintombi iyingoduso yendoda, umuntu ayifumane emzini, alale nayo,
24 niyakubakhiphela bobabili ngasesangweni lalowo muzi, nibakhande ngamatshe baze bafe, intombi, ngokuba ayikhalanga ingani isemzini, nendoda, ngokuba imonile umkamakhelwane wakhe; kanjalo uyakukhipha ububi phakathi kwakho.
25 “Kepha uma indoda ifumana endle intombi eyingoduso, indoda iyiphoqe, ilale nayo, indoda ebilala nayo kuphela iyakufa,
26 ungenzi lutho kuyo intombi, ngokuba asikho entombini isono esifanele ukufa, lokhu le ndaba injengokuba umuntu evukela umakhelwane wakhe, ambulale,
27 ngokuba wayifumana isendle; noma intombi eyingoduso yakhala, akwabakho muntu wokuyisindisa.
28 “Uma indoda ifumana intombi engesiyo ingoduso, iyibambe, ilale nayo, baficwe,
29 indoda ebilala nayo iyakunika uyise wentombi amashekeli angamashumi ayisihlanu esiliva, ibe ngumkayo, ngokuba iyonile; ingeyilahle zonke izinsuku zayo.
30 “Umuntu angathathi umkayise, ambule umphetho wengubo yakhe.


Isahluko 23

1 “Olimele emasendeni noma enqunyiwe umphambili akanakungena ebandleni likaJehova.
2 “Umntwana wesihlahla akanakungena ebandleni likaJehova, yebo, ongowakhe akayikungena ebandleni likaJehova kuze kube nasesizukulwaneni seshumi.
3 “Owakwa-Amoni nowakwaMowabi abanakungena ebandleni likaJehova, yebo, ongowabo akayikungena kuze kube nasesizukulwaneni seshumi ebandleni likaJehova kuze kube phakade,
4 ngokuba abanihlangabezanga ngesinkwa nangamanzi endleleni ekuphumeni kwenu eGibithe, nangokuba baqasha ukuba kumelane nawe uBileyamu indodana kaBeyori wasePethori laseMesopotamiya ukuba akuqalekise.
5 UJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akamlalelanga nokho uBileyamu, kepha uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho waphendula isiqalekiso saba yisibusiso kuwe, ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho wakuthanda.
6 Awuyikufuna ukuthula kwabo nenhlanhla yabo zonke izinsuku zakho kuze kube phakade.
7 “Unganengwa ngowakwa-Edomi, ngokuba ungumfowenu; awuyikunengwa ngowaseGibithe, ngokuba wawungumfokazi ezweni lakubo.
8 Abantwana besizukulwane sesithathu abazalwa yibo bayakungena ebandleni likaJehova.
9 “Lapho usekamu ukuba ulwe nezitha zakho, wozigcina kukho konke okubi.
10 Uma ekhona phakathi kwenu umuntu ongahlambulukile ngenxa yokumehleleyo ebusuku, uyakuphumela ngaphandle kwekamu, angangeni phakathi kwekamu,
11 kepha ngakusihlwa uyakugeza ngamanzi, nanxa selishonile ilanga, uyakungena ekamu.
12 “Makube khona indawo ngaphandle kwekamu, lapho uyakuphumela khona ukuya ngaphandle,
13 ube nesimbo ezikhalini zakho; kuyakuthi lapho uya ngaphandle, umbe ngaso, ubuye usibekele okuphumile kuwe,
14 ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyahamba phakathi kwekamu ukukophula nokunikela izitha zakho phambi kwakho; ngalokho ikamu lakho liyakuba ngcwele ukuba angaboni into engcolileyo kuwe, akufulathele.
15 “Unganikeli kumniniso isigqila esibalekile kumniniso seza kuwe.
16 Siyakuhlala kuwe phakathi kwakho endaweni esiyakuyikhetha phakathi kwelinye lamasango akho, lapho sithanda khona; ungasicindezeli.
17 “Makungabikho isifebe sethempeli emadodakazini akwa-Israyeli nasemadodaneni akwa-Israyeli.
18 Ungayingenisi inkokhelo yesifebe nemali yenja endlini kaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ukugcwalisa isithembiso; kokubili kuyisinengiso kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho.
19 “Awuyikutsheleka umfowenu ngenzalo, inzalo yemali, nenzalo yokudla, nenzalo yento etshelekwa ngenzalo.
20 Umfokazi ungamtsheleka ngenzalo, kepha umfowenu awuyikumtsheleka ngenzalo ukuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akubusise kukho konke obeka isandla sakho kukho ezweni ongena kulo ukulidla.
21 “Nxa wenza isithembiso kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, ungalibali ukusigcwalisa, ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakusibiza nokusibiza kuwe, kube yisono kuwe.
22 Kepha uma uyeka ukwethembisa, akuyikuba yisono kuwe.
23 Lokho okuphume emlonyeni wakho uyakukugcina, ukwenze, njengokwethembisa kwakho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho isithembiso sesihle owasethembisa ngomlomo wakho.
24 “Lapho ungena esivinini somakhelwane wakho, ungadla izithelo zomvini, usuthe ngokuthanda kwakho, kepha ungafaki lutho esitsheni sakho.
25 “Lapho ungena ezinhlangeni zamabele omakhelwane wakho, ungazikha izikhwebu ngesandla sakho, kepha ungabeki isikela ezinhlangeni zamabele omakhelwane wakho.


Isahluko 24

1 “Lapho umuntu ethatha umfazi, aganwe nguye, engasathandeki emehlweni akhe kodwa, lokhu efumanisile kuye okuthile okwenyanyekayo, uyakumlobela incwadi yesahlukaniso, amnike yona esandleni sakhe, amkhiphe endlini yakhe.
2 Nxa esephumile endlini yakhe, angahamba abe ngowomunye umuntu.
3 Uma indoda yesibili imala, imlobele incwadi yesahlukaniso, imnike yona esandleni sakhe, imkhiphe endlini yayo, noma le ndoda yesibili eyayimthathe abe ngumkayo ifa,
4 indoda yakhe yokuqala eyamxoshayo mayingabuyi imthathe abe ngumkayo emva kokuba esoniwe, ngokuba lokho kuyisinengiso phambi kukaJehova; awuyikwenza ukuba izwe uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona libe yifa lakho lonakale.
5 “Nxa umuntu ethatha umfazi omusha, akayikuphuma impi, anganikwa futhi umsebenzi noma yimuphi; uyakuhlala ekhululekile ekhaya umnyaka, athokozise umkakhe amthathileyo.
6 “Akuyikubakho muntu oyakuthatha itshe lokugaya noma imbokodwe kube yisibambiso, ngokuba yena uthatha konke okuphilwa ngakho kube yisibambiso.
7 “Uma umuntu efunyanwa eba omunye wabafowabo babantwana bakwa-Israyeli, amphathe njengesigqila, noma athengise ngaye, lelo sela liyakufa, ukhiphe kanjalo ububi phakathi kwakho.
8 “Xwaya esifweni sochoko ukuba uqaphelisise, wenze njengakho konke abapristi bamaLevi abayakukufundisa khona; njengokubayala kwami anoqaphela ukwenze njalo.
9 Khumbula akwenzayo uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho kuMiriyamu endleleni ekuphumeni kwenu eGibithe.
10 “Nxa utsheleka umakhelwane wakho utho, awuyikungena endlini yakhe ukulanda isibambiso sakhe.
11 Uyakuma ngaphandle, umuntu omtshelekayo uyakukukhiphela isibambiso phandle.
12 Uma engumuntu ompofu, ungalali nalokhu okuyisibambiso sakhe,
13 kepha uyakukubuyisela nokukubuyisela kuye ukushona kwelanga ukuba alale ngengubo yakhe, akubusise; lokho kuyakuba kuwe ukulunga phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho.
14 “Awuyikucindezela inceku eqashiweyo empofu neswelayo, noma ingowabafowenu noma ingowabafokazi abasezweni lakini phakathi kwamasango akho;
15 uyakuyinika inkokhelo yayo ngosuku lwayo, ilanga lingakashoni phezu kwayo, ngokuba impofu, ibeka inhliziyo yayo kuyo, funa ikhale ngawe kuJehova, kube yisono kuwe.
16 “Oyise abayikubulawa ngenxa yabantwana, nabantwana abayikubulawa ngenxa yawoyise; yilowo nalowo uyakubulawa ngesakhe isono.
17 “Awuyikuphendukezela ukwahlulelwa komfokazi noma okwentandane, ungathathi ingubo yomfelokazi ibe yisibambiso,
18 kepha ukhumbule ukuthi wawuyisigqila eGibithe nokuthi uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho wakuhlenga khona; ngalokho ngiyakuyala ukwenza le nto.
19 “Nxa uvuna isivuno sakho ensimini, ukhohliwe isithungu ensimini yakho, ungabuyeli ukusilanda, kepha asibe ngesomfokazi, nesentandane, nesomfelokazi ukuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akubusise emsebenzini wonke wezandla zakho.
20 Lapho uvuthuza umnqumo wakho, awuyikubukeza amagatsha, kepha akube ngokomfokazi, nokwentandane, nokomfelokazi.
21 Nxa ubutha okwesivini sakho, awuyikukhothoza ngasemuva, kepha akube ngokomfokazi, nokwentandane, nokomfelokazi.
22 Wokhumbula ukuthi wawuyisigqila ezweni laseGibithe; ngalokho ngiyakuyala ukwenza le nto.


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1 “Uma kukhona ukuxabana phakathi kwabantu, baye ukwahlulelwa, kuthethwe icala labo, bayakuyekela olungileyo, balahle onecala,
2 kuze kuthi uma onecala efanele ukushaywa, umahluleli amenze alale phansi, ashaywe phambi kwakhe, ubuningi bemivimbo bube njengokwecala lakhe.
3 Angamshaya imivimbo engamashumi amane, angadluli, funa uma ebeyakudlula, amshaye imivimbo eminingi phezu kwaleyo, kuze kuthi umfowenu ahlazwe emehlweni akho.
4 “Ungayifaki inkabi isifonyo, nxa ibhula.
5 “Uma abazalwane behlala ndawonye omunye wabo afe engenandodana, umfazi wofileyo akayikugana umfokazi ongaphandle; kepha umfowabo wendoda yakhe uyakungena kuye, amthathe abe ngumkakhe, amngene.
6 Kuyakuthi izibulo alizalayo lilandele egameni lomfowabo ofileyo ukuba igama lakhe lingesulwa kwa-Israyeli.
7 “Uma umuntu engathandi ukumthatha umkamfowabo, umkamfowabo uyakukhuphukela kumalunga esangweni, athi: ‘Umfowabo wendoda yami uyala ukuvusela umfowabo igama kwa-Israyeli; akathandi ukungingena.’
8 Amalunga omuzi wakhe ayakumbiza, akhulume naye; uma emi eqinisa ngokuthi: ‘Angithandi ukumthatha,’
9 umkamfowabo uyakufika kuye phambi kwamalunga, akhumule isicathulo onyaweni lwakhe, amkhafulele ebusweni bakhe, aphendule athi: ‘Kuyakwenziwa kanjalo kumuntu ongayakhi indlu yomfowabo.’
10 Igama lakhe liyakuthiwa kwa-Israyeli ‘Indlu yosicathulo sakhe sikhunyuliwe’.
11 “Nxa amadoda amabili elwa, umfazi wenye abesesondela ukuyophula indoda yakhe esandleni saleyo eyishayayo, aselule isandla sakhe, ayibambe ngomphambili,
12 womnquma isandla, iso lakho lingabi namhawu.
13 “Makungabikho esikhwameni sakho izisindo ezahlukeneyo, esikhulu nesincane.
14 Makungabikho endlini yakho izilinganiso ezahlukeneyo, esikhulu nesincane.
15 Woba nesisindo esipheleleyo nesilungileyo, futhi ube nesilinganiso esipheleleyo nesilungileyo ukuba izinsuku zakho zibe zinde ezweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona.
16 Ngokuba bonke abenza kanjalo, bonke abenza ukungalungi, bayisinengiso kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho.
17 “Khumbula akwenzayo kuwe u-Amaleki endleleni ekuphumeni kwenu eGibithe
18 ukuthi wakuhlangabeza endleleni, washaya abasemva kwakho, bonke ababebuthakathaka emva kwakho, lapho usukhathele, uphelile amandla; kamesabanga uJehova.
19 Kuyakuthi lapho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho esekuphumuzile kuzo zonke izitha zakho nxazonke ezweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona libe yifa lakho ukuba ulidle, wesule inkumbulo ka-Amaleki phansi kwezulu; awuyikukhohlwa lokho.


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1 “Kuyakuthi lapho usufikile ezweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona libe yifa lakho ukuba ulidle, wakhe kulo,
2 uthathe ulibo lwezithelo zonke zomhlaba olubuthayo ezweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona, ulufake eqomeni, uye endaweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ayakuyikhetha ukuba igama lakhe lihlale kuyo.
3 Uyakuya kumpristi oyakuba khona ngalezo zinsuku, uthi kuye: ‘Ngiyabika namuhla kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ukuthi sengifikile ezweni uJehova alifungela obaba ukusinika lona.’
4 Umpristi uyakuthatha iqoma esandleni sakho, alibeke phansi phambi kwe-altare likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho.
5 Wena uyakuphendula, uthi phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho: ‘Ubaba wayengumAramu ozulayo, wehlela eGibithe, wagogobala khona nabantu abayingcosana; waba yisizwe khona, esikhulu, nesinamandla, nesiningi;
6 abaseGibithe basiphatha kabi, basihlupha, basithwesa ubugqili obulukhuni;
7 sase sikhala kuJehova uNkulunkulu wawobaba, uJehova walizwa izwi lethu, wabona ukuhlupheka kwethu, nomshikashika wethu, nokucindezelwa kwethu;
8 uJehova wasikhipha eGibithe ngesandla esinamandla nangengalo eyeluliweyo, nangezenzo ezesabekayo nezinkulu, nangezibonakaliso, nangezimangaliso,
9 wasiletha kule ndawo, wasinika leli zwe, izwe elivame ubisi nezinyosi.
10 Manje-ke, bheka, sengilethile ulibo lwezithelo zomhlaba onginike wona wena Jehova;’ bese wukubeka phansi phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, ukhuleke phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho,
11 wename ngakho konke okuhle uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunikile khona wena nendlu yakho, wena nomLevi, nomfokazi ophakathi kwakho.
12 “Lapho uqedile ukuthatha okweshumi kwezithelo zakho ngomnyaka wesithathu ongumnyaka wokweshumi, usumnike uLevi khona, nomfokazi, nentandane, nomfelokazi ukuba badle phakathi kwamasango akho, basuthe,
13 uyakuthi phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho: ‘Ngikhiphile izinto ezingcwele endlini yami, ngamnika zona uLevi, nomfokazi, nentandane, nomfelokazi njengayo yonke imiyalo ongiyale ngayo; angiweqanga nowodwa wemiyalo yakho, futhi angiyikhohlwanga.
14 Angikudlanga ekulileni kwami, angisusanga lutho ngingcolile, anginikelanga ngakho kofileyo; ngilalele izwi likaJehova uNkulunkulu wami, ngenzile njengakho konke ongiyale ngakho.
15 Bheka phansi usezindlini zakho ezingcwele ezulwini, ubusise abantu bakho u-Israyeli nomhlaba osinike wona njengokufunga kwakho kobaba, izwe elivame ubisi nezinyosi.’
16 “Namuhla uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakuyala ukwenza lezi zimiso nezahlulelo; ngalokho wozigcina, uzenze ngayo yonke inhliziyo yakho.
17 Umqinisele namuhla uJehova ukuthi uyakuba nguNkulunkulu wakho, uhambe ezindleleni zakhe, ugcine izimiso zakhe, nemiyalo yakhe, nezahlulelo zakhe, nililalele izwi lakhe;
18 uJehova ukuqinisele namuhla ukuthi uyakuba yisizwe senzuzo yakhe njengokukwethembisa kwakhe, ugcine yonke imiyalo yakhe,
19 ukuze akuphakamise phezu kwazo zonke izizwe azenzileyo ngokubongwa, nangegama, nangodumo, ube yisizwe esingcwele kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho njengokusho kwakhe.”


Isahluko 27

1 UMose namalunga akwa-Israyeli bayala abantu, bathi: “Gcinani yonke imiyalo esiniyala ngayo namuhla.
2 Kuyakuthi mhla niwela iJordani ukuya ezweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona, uzimisele amatshe amakhulu, uwanameke ngodaka,
3 ulobe kuwo amazwi onke alo mthetho, nxa usuwelile ukuba ungene ezweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona, izwe elivame ubisi nezinyosi njengokukwethembisa kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wawoyihlo.
4 Kuyakuthi lapho seniliwelile iJordani, nimise lawa matshe enginiyala ngawo namuhla entabeni yase-Ebali, uwanameke ngodaka.
5 Uyakumakhela khona uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho i-altare, i-altare lamatshe, ungawaphakamiseli into yensimbi.
6 Uyakwakha i-altare likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ngamatshe apheleleyo, unikele kulo ngeminikelo yokushiswa kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho,
7 uhlabe iminikelo yokuthula, udle khona, wename phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho.
8 Uyakuloba ematsheni onke amazwi alo mthetho, uwaqophisise kahle.”
9 UMose nabapristi bamaLevi bakhuluma kuwo wonke u-Israyeli, bathi: “Thula, ulalele, Israyeli: namuhla sewuyisizwe sikaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho.
10 Ngalokho wolilalela izwi likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, wenze imiyalo yakhe nezimiso zakhe engikuyala ngakho namuhla.”
11 UMose wayala abantu ngalona lolo suku, wathi:
12 “Laba bayakuma entabeni yaseGerizimu ukubusisa abantu, lapho seniwelile iJordani: oSimeyoni, noLevi, noJuda, no-Isakare, noJosefa, noBenjamini;
13 laba bayakuma entabeni yase-Ebali babe ngabokuqalekisa: oRubeni, noGadi, no-Asheri, noZebuloni, noDani, noNafetali.
14 “AmaLevi ayakuphendula, athi kuwo onke amadoda akwa-Israyeli ngezwi elikhulu:
15 “ ‘Makaqalekiswe umuntu owenza isithombe ezibaziweyo nesibunjiweyo, isinengiso kuJehova, umsebenzi wezandla zengcweti, asimise ngasese.’ “Bonke abantu bayakuphendula bathi: ‘Amen.’
16 “ ‘Makaqalekiswe odelela uyise noma unina.’ “Bonke abantu bayakusho ukuthi: ‘Amen.’
17 “ ‘Makaqalekiswe osusa isikhonkwane somakhelwane wakhe.’ “Bonke abantu bayakusho ukuthi: ‘Amen.’
18 “ ‘Makaqalekiswe ophundula impumputhe endleleni.’ “Bonke abantu bayakusho ukuthi: ‘Amen.’
19 “ ‘Makaqalekiswe ophendukezela isahlulelo somfokazi, nesentandane, nesomfelokazi.’ “Bonke abantu bayakusho ukuthi: ‘Amen.’
20 “ ‘Makaqalekiswe olala nomkayise, ngokuba wambulile umphetho wengubo kayise.’ “Bonke abantu bayakusho ukuthi: ‘Amen.’
21 “ ‘Makaqalekiswe olala nesilwane.’ “Bonke abantu bayakusho ukuthi: ‘Amen.’
22 “ ‘Makaqalekiswe olala nodadewabo, indodakazi kayise noma indodakazi kanina.’ “Bonke abantu bayakusho ukuthi: ‘Amen.’
23 “ ‘Makaqalekiswe olala nomkhwekazi.’ “Bonke abantu bayakusho ukuthi: ‘Amen.’
24 “ ‘Makaqalekiswe obulala umakhelwane wakhe ngasese.’ “Bonke abantu bayakusho ukuthi: ‘Amen.’
25 “ ‘Makaqalekiswe owamukela umvuzo ukuba abulale ongenacala, achithe igazi lakhe.’ “Bonke abantu bayakusho ukuthi: ‘Amen.’
26 “ ‘Makaqalekiswe ongawaqinisi amazwi alo mthetho ukuba awenze.’ “Bonke abantu bayakusho ukuthi: ‘Amen.’




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1 “Kuyakuthi uma ulalela nokulalela izwi likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, uqaphele ukuyenza yonke imiyalo yakhe engikuyala ngayo namuhla, uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akuphakamise phezu kwazo zonke izizwe zomhlaba.
2 Zonke lezi zibusiso ziyakufika phezu kwakho, zikufice, uma ulilalela izwi likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho.
3 “Uyakubusiswa emzini, ubusiswe nasensimini.
4 “Iyakubusiswa inzalo yesisu sakho, nezithelo zomhlaba wakho, nenzalo yezilwane zakho, nesanda sezinkomo zakho, namazinyane ezimvu zakho.
5 “Kuyakubusiswa iqoma lakho, nomkhombe wakho wokuxova isinkwa.
6 “Uyakubusiswa ekungeneni kwakho, ubusiswe nasekuphumeni kwakho.
7 “UJehova uyakwenza ukuba izitha zakho ezikuvukelayo zibulawe phambi kwakho; ziyakukuhlasela ngandlelanye, zikubalekele ngezindlela eziyisikhombisa.
8 “UJehova uyakuyala isibusiso sibe phezu kwakho ezinqolobaneni zakho nakukho konke obeka kukho isandla sakho, akubusise ezweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona.
9 “UJehova uyakukumisa ube yisizwe esingcwele kuye njengokufunga kwakhe kuwe, uma uyigcina imiyalo kaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, uhambe ezindleleni zakhe.
10 Bonke abantu bomhlaba bayakubona ukuthi ubiziwe ngegama likaJehova, bakwesabe.
11 UJehova uyakukwandisela okuhle: inzalo yesisu sakho, nenzalo yezinkomo zakho, nezithelo zomhlabathi wakho ezweni uJehova alifungela oyihlo ukukunika lona.
12 “UJehova uyakukuvulela indlu yakhe yengcebo, izulu, anise imvula yezwe lakho ngesikhathi sayo, abusise wonke umsebenzi wesandla sakho; uyakutsheleka izizwe eziningi, kepha ungatsheleki lutho kuzo.
13 UJehova uyakukwenza ube yinhloko, ungabi ngumsila; woba phezulu kuphela, ungabi ngaphansi, uma uyilalela imiyalo kaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho engikuyala ngayo namuhla ukuba uyigcine, uyenze,
14 nalapho ungaphambuki nakulo elilodwa lamazwi engikuyala ngawo namuhla ngakwesokunene noma ngakwesokhohlo ukulandela abanye onkulunkulu ukuba ubakhonze.
15 “Kuyakuthi uma ungalilaleli izwi likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ukuba uqaphele ukwenza yonke imiyalo yakhe nezimiso zakhe engikuyala ngakho namuhla, zonke lezi ziqalekiso zikwehlele, zikufice.
16 “Uyakuqalekiswa emzini, uqalekiswe nasensimini.
17 “Iqoma lakho liyakuqalekiswa, kuqalekiswe nomkhombe wakho wokuxova isinkwa.
18 “Inzalo yesisu sakho iyakuqalekiswa, nezithelo zomhlabathi wakho, nesanda sezinkomo zakho, namazinyane ezimvu zakho.
19 “Uyakuqalekiswa ekungeneni kwakho, uqalekiswe nasekuphumeni kwakho.
20 “UJehova uyakukwehlisela isiqalekiso, nokuphaphatheka, nokusolwa, kukho konke obeka isandla sakho kukho ukuba ukwenze, uze uchithwe, ubhubhe ngokushesha ngenxa yobubi bezenzo zakho ongidelele ngazo.
21 UJehova uyakunamathelisa kuwe isifo, aze akuqede ezweni ongena kulo ukulidla.
22 UJehova uyakukushaya ngesifuba, nangomkhuhlane, nangesivuvushisa somzimba, nangokushisa okukhulu, nangenkemba, nangokuhamuka, nangesikhutha; kuyakukuxosha uze uphele.
23 Izulu lakho eliphezu kwakho liyakuba yithusi, umhlaba ophansi kwakho ube yinsimbi.
24 UJehova uyakwenza imvula yezwe lakho ibe ngumsizi nothuli; kuyakwehla ezulwini, kufike phezu kwakho, uze ubhujiswe.
25 “UJehova uyakwenza ukuba ubulawe phambi kwezitha zakho, uzihlasele ngandlelanye, uzibalekele ngezindlela eziyisikhombisa phambi kwazo, ube yingebhe emibusweni yonke yomhlaba.
26 Isidumbu sakho siyakuba ngukudla kwezinyoni zonke zezulu nokwezilwane zomhlaba; akuyikubakho ozihebezayo.
27 UJehova uyakukushaya ngamathumba aseGibithe, nangamaqhubu, nangomuna, nangokhwekhwe ongenakuphulukiswa kukho.
28 UJehova uyakukushaya ngobuhlanya, nangobumpumputhe, nangokugcwaneka,
29 uphumputhe emini njengempumputhe iphumputha ebumnyameni; awuyikuphumelela ezindleleni zakho, uyakucindezelwa kuphela, uphangwe; akuyikubakho muntu wokukusindisa.
30 “Uyakuganwa ngumfazi, omunye umuntu alale naye; uyakwakha indlu, ungahlali kuyo; uyakutshala isivini, ungazikhi izithelo zaso.
31 Inkabi yakho iyakuhlatshwa emehlweni akho, ungayidli; imbongolo yakho iyakuhlwithwa ebusweni bakho, ingabuyiselwa kuwe; izimvu zakho ziyakunikwa izitha zakho, kungabikho okusindisayo.
32 Amadodana akho namadodakazi akho ayakunikwa ezinye izizwe, amehlo akho abheke, aphele ngokuwalangazelela lonke usuku, kungabikho lutho emandleni esandla sakho.
33 Izithelo zomhlabathi wakho nayo yonke imisebenzi yakho kuyakudliwa yisizwe ongasaziyo, wena ucindezelwe kuphela, uchotshozwe
34 ukuba ugcwaneke ngokubonwa ngamehlo akho oyakukubona.
35 UJehova uyakukushaya emadolweni akho nasemilenzeni ngamathumba amabi ongenakuphulukiswa kuwo, kusukela ematheni onyawo lwakho kuze kufike okhakhayini lwakho.
36 “UJehova uyakuyisa wena nenkosi oyibeke phezu kwakho kuso isizwe ongasazi, wena nawoyihlo, ukhonze lapho abanye onkulunkulu, imithi namatshe.
37 Uyakuba yisimangaliso, nesaga, nesifenqo phakathi kwezizwe zonke lapho uJehova eyakukuyisa khona.
38 “Uyakuphuma nembewu eningi, uye ensimini, ubuthe okuyingcosana, ngokuba kuyakudliwa yisikhonyane.
39 Uyakutshala izivini, uzisebenze, kepha awuyikuliphuza iwayini, ungabuthi izithelo zomvini, ngokuba umswenya uyakuzidla.
40 Uyakuba neminqumo phakathi kwemikhawulo yakho yonke, ungazigcobi nokho ngamafutha, ngokuba izithelo zeminqumo yakho ziyakuvuthuluka.
41 Uyakuzala amadodana namadodakazi, kepha awayikuba ngawakho, ngokuba ayakuthunjwa.
42 Yonke imithi yakho nezithelo zomhlabathi wakho kuyakudliwa yisikhonyane.
43 “Umfokazi ophakathi kwakho uyakuphakama phezu kwakho njalonjalo, wena wehle njalonjalo.
44 Uyakukutsheleka wena, awuyikumtsheleka yena; yena uyakuba yinhloko, wena ube ngumsila.
45 “Zonke lezi ziqalekiso ziyakukwehlela, zikuxoshe, zikufice, uze ubhujiswe, ngokuba awulilalelanga izwi likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ukuba ugcine imiyalo yakhe nezimiso zakhe abekuyala ngakho,
46 zibe phezu kwakho isibonakaliso nesimangaliso, naphezu kwenzalo yakho kuze kube phakade.
47 Lokhu ungamkhonzanga uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ngokujabula nangokwenama kwenhliziyo ngenxa yobuningi bezinto,
48 uyakuzikhonza izitha zakho uJehova ayakuzithuma kuwe ngokulamba, nangokoma, nangobunqunu, nangokuswela izinto zonke, abeke ijoka lensimbi entanyeni yakho, aze akubhubhise.
49 “UJehova uyakukuthumela isizwe esivela kude ekugcineni komhlaba njengokundiza kokhozi, isizwe ongayikuqonda ulimi lwaso,
50 isizwe esinobuso obujamayo, esingayikunakekela ubuso bomdala, singabi namusa komusha.
51 Siyakuyidla inzalo yezinkomo zakho, nezithelo zomhlabathi wakho, uze ubhujiswe, singakushiyeli amabele, noma iwayini, noma amafutha, noma isanda sezinkomo zakho, noma amazinyane ezimvu zakho, aze akuqede.
52 Siyakukuvimbezela kuwo onke amasango akho, zize ziwe izingange zakho owazethembayo ezweni lakho lonke, sikuvimbezele kuwo onke amasango akho ezweni lakho lonke uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunike lona.
53 “Uyakudla inzalo yesakho isisu, inyama yamadodana akho neyamadodakazi akho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunike wona ekuvinjezelweni nasekuxinekeni izitha zakho eziyakukuxina ngakho.
54 Umuntu othambileyo notetemayo phakathi kwenu, iso lakhe liyakuba libi kumfowabo, nakumkakhe osesifubeni sakhe, nakuyo insali yabantwana bakhe abaseleyo,
55 ukuba angabaniki inyama yabantwana bakhe abadlayo ngokuba engasalelwanga lutho olunye ekuvinjezelweni nasekuxinekeni eziyakukuxina ngakho izitha zakho kuwo onke amasango akho.
56 Owesifazane othambileyo notetemayo phakathi kwenu obengenasibindi sokubeka amathe onyawo lwakhe emhlabathini ngenxa yokutetema nokuthambeka, iso lakhe liyakuba libi endodeni esesifubeni sakhe, nasendodaneni yakhe, nasendodakazini yakhe,
57 nakumzanyama wakhe ophuma phakathi kwezinyawo zakhe, nakubantwana bakhe ayakubazala, ngokuba uyakubadla ngasese ekusweleni kwakhe ekuvinjezelweni nasekuxinekeni eziyakukuxina ngakho izitha zakho kuwo onke amasango akho.
58 “Uma ungaqapheli ukuwenza onke amazwi alo mthetho alotshiwe kule ncwadi ukuba ulesabe igama lakhe elidumisekayo nelesabekayo elithi UJEHOVA UNKULUNKULU WAKHO,
59 uJehova uyakwenza izifo zakho ukuba zimangalise, kanye nezifo zenzalo yakho, izifo ezinkulu ezihlala isikhathi eside nokugula okubi okuhlala isikhathi eside.
60 Uyakubuyisela phezu kwakho zonke izifo zaseGibithe owazesabayo, zinamathele kuwe.
61 Konke ukugula nazo zonke izifo okungalotshiwe encwadini yalo mthetho, lokho uJehova uyakukukhweza phezu kwakho, uze ubhujiswe.
62 Niyakushiywa nibe yingcosana, ingani naningangezinkanyezi zezulu ngobuningi, ngokuba awulilalelanga izwi likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho.
63 Kuyakuthi njengalokho uJehova wayejabula ngani ukunenzela okuhle nokunandisa, kanjalo uJehova ajabule ngani ukwenza ukuba nibhubhe, niqothulwe, nisishulwe ezweni eningena kulo ukulidla.
64 “UJehova uyakukuhlakazela phakathi kwabantu bonke, kusukela kolunye uhlangothi lomhlaba kuze kufike kolunye uhlangothi lomhlaba, ukhonze lapho abanye onkulunkulu ongabaziyo, wena nawoyihlo, imithi namatshe.
65 Phakathi kwalezo zizwe awuyikuthola ukuthula, kungabikho kuphumula ematheni onyawo lwakho, kepha uJehova uyakukunika khona inhliziyo eqhaqhazelayo, nokuphela kwamehlo, nokudangala komphefumulo,
66 ukuphila kwakho kujikiswa phambi kwakho, wesabe ubusuku nemini, ungabe usaba nethemba ngokuphila kwakho;
67 ekuseni uyakuthi: ‘Sengathi ngabe kukusihlwa,’ nakusihlwa uyakuthi: ‘Sengathi ngabe kusekuseni,’ ngenxa yengebhe yenhliziyo yakho oyakuba nayo nagenxa yokubonwa ngamehlo akho oyakukubona.
68 UJehova uyakukubuyisela eGibithe ngemikhumbi ngendlela engasho ngayo kuwe ukuthi: ‘Awusayikuyibona futhi.’ Lapho niyakuzithengisa ezitheni zenu nibe yizigqila nezigqilakazi, ningathengwa muntu kodwa.”


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1 Nanka amazwi esivumelwano uJehova amyala ngaso uMose ukuba asenze nabantwana bakwa-Israyeli ezweni lakwaMowabi ngaphandle kwesivumelwano asenza nabo eHorebe.
2 UMose wabiza bonke abakwa-Israyeli, wathi kubo: “Nibonile konke uJehova akwenzayo phambi kwamehlo enu ezweni laseGibithe kuFaro, nakuzo zonke izinceku zakhe, nakulo lonke izwe lakhe:
3 izinhlupheko ezinkulu azibonayo amehlo akho, nezibonakaliso, nezimangaliso lezo ezinkulu;
4 kepha uJehova akaninikanga inhliziyo yokwazi, namehlo okubona, nezindlebe zokuzwa kuze kube namuhla.
5 Nganihola iminyaka engamashumi amane ehlane; izingubo zenu aziguganga kini, nesicathulo asiguganga onyaweni lwenu.
6 Anidlanga isinkwa, aniphuzanga iwayini noma uphuzo olunamandla, ukuze nazi ukuthi nginguJehova uNkulunkulu wenu.
7 “Ekufikeni kwenu kule ndawo uSihoni inkosi yaseHeshiboni no-Ogi inkosi yaseBashani basiphumela ukulwa, sabanqoba,
8 sathatha izwe lakubo, salinika laba yifa labakwaRubeni, nelabakwaGadi, nelenxenye yesizwe sabakwaManase.
9 “Ngalokho gcinani amazwi alesi sivumelwano, niwenze ukuba niphumelele kukho konke enikwenzayo.
10 “Nimi namuhla nonke phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wenu: izinhloko zenu, nezizwe zenu, namalunga enu, nezinduna zenu, bonke abantu bakwa-Israyeli,
11 nezingane zenu, nawomkenu, nomfokazi ophakathi kwamakamu akho, kusukela kumgawuli wemithi kuze kufike kumukhi wamanzi,
12 ukuba ungene esivumelwaneni sikaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, nasesifungweni sakhe asenzayo nawe namuhla uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho,
13 ukuze azimisele wena namuhla ube yisizwe sakhe, yena abe nguNkulunkulu wakho, njengalokho akhuluma kuwe, nanjengalokho afunga koyihlo, o-Abrahama, no-Isaka, noJakobe.
14 Akenzi lesi sivumelwano nalesi sifungo nani nodwa,
15 kepha nanomiyo nathi lapha namuhla phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wethu, nanongekho nathi namuhla
16 ngokuba nina niyazi ukuthi sahlala ezweni laseGibithe nokuthi sadlula phakathi kwezizwe enadabula kuzo,
17 nizibonile izinengiso zazo, nezithombe zazo, imithi, namatshe, nesiliva, negolide, okwakuphakathi kwazo
18 funa kube khona phakathi kwenu indoda, noma umfazi, noma umndeni, noma isizwe esinhliziyo yaso ifulathela namuhla uJehova uNkulunkulu wethu ukuyokhonza onkulunkulu balezo zizwe, kube phakathi kwenu impande ethela inhlungunyembe nomhlonyane;
19 kuze kuthi, lapho ezwa amazwi alesi sifungo, azibusise enhliziyweni yakhe ngokuthi: ‘Ngiyakuba nokuthula, noma ngihamba ngenkani yenhliziyo yami,’ ukuze kuqedwe okuswakemeyo kanye nokomileyo,
20 uJehova angamthetheleli, kepha intukuthelo kaJehova nomhawu wakhe kumvuthele lowo muntu, kuze kuthi zonke iziqalekiso ezilotshwe kule ncwadi zibe phezu kwakhe, uJehova alesule igama lakhe phansi kwezulu.
21 UJehova uyakumahlukanisela ububi kuzo zonke izizwe zakwa-Israyeli njengeziqalekiso zonke zesivumelwano ezilotshwe kule ncwadi yomthetho.
22 “Isizukulwane esizayo, abantwana benu abayakuvela emva kwenu, nomfokazi oyakuphuma ezweni elikude bayakusho, lapho bebona izinhlupheko zaleso sizwe, nezifo uJehova aligulise ngazo,
23 nezwe lonke langakhona ukuthi lishisiwe, liyisibabule nosawoti, lingenakutshalwa, lingenakho okumilayo, lingenambali ekhahlelayo, linjengokuchithwa kweSodoma neGomora neSeboyimi achithwa nguJehova ngentukuthelo yakhe nangolaka lwakhe;
24 yebo, bonke abantu bayakuthi: ‘UJehova wenzeleni kanje kuleli zwe na? Kuthini ukuvutha kwalolu laka olukhulu na?’
25 “Bese kuthiwa: ‘Ngokuba basishiya isivumelwano sikaJehova uNkulunkulu wawoyise asenzayo nabo ekubakhipheni kwakhe ezweni laseGibithe,
26 baya bakhonza abanye onkulunkulu, bakhuleka kubo, onkulunkulu abangabaziyo, angabahlukaniselanga bona,
27 ngalokho intukuthelo kaJehova yavuthela leli zwe ukuba alehlisele zonke iziqalekiso ezilotshwe kule ncwadi;
28 uJehova wabasiphula ezweni lakubo ngolaka nangokufutheka nangentukuthelo enkulu, wabaphonsa kwelinye izwe njenganamuhla.’
29 “Izimfihlakalo zingezikaJehova uNkulunkulu wethu, kepha okwambuliweyo kungokwethu nokwabantwana bethu kuze kube phakade ukuba siwenze onke amazwi alo mthetho.


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1 “Kuyakuthi lapho zonke lezi zinto sezikwehlele, isibusiso nesiqalekiso, engizibekile phambi kwakho, uzindle ngazo enhliziyweni yakho phakathi kwezizwe lapho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ekuxoshele khona,
2 ubuyele kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, ulilalele izwi lakhe njengakho konke engikuyala ngakho namuhla, wena nabantwana bakho, ngayo yonke inhliziyo yakho nangawo wonke umphefumulo wakho,
3 khona uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakubuyisa ukuthunjwa kwakho, akuhawukele, abuye akubuthe ezizweni zonke, lapho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ekuhlakazele khona.
4 Uma ekhona oxoshelwe nasekugcineni kwezulu, uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakukubutha khona, akulande khona,
5 uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akungenise ezweni oyihlo abalidlayo, ulidle; uyakukwenzela okuhle, akwandise ngaphezu kwawoyihlo.
6 UJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakusoka inhliziyo yakho nenhliziyo yenzalo yakho ukumthanda uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ngayo yonke inhliziyo yakho nangawo wonke umphefumulo wakho ukuba uphile.
7 UJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakuzibeka zonke lezi ziqalekiso phezu kwezitha zakho naphezu kwabakuzondayo ababekuzingela.
8 Uyakubuya, ulilalele izwi likaJehova, uyenze yonke imiyalo yakhe engikuyala ngayo namuhla.
9 UJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakukwandisa emisebenzini yonke yesandla sakho, nasenzalweni yesisu sakho, nasenzalweni yezinkomo zakho, nasezithelweni zomhlabathi wakho, kube kuhle, ngokuba uJehova uyakubuye athokoze ngawe ukuba kube kuhle njengokuthokoza kwakhe ngawoyihlo,
10 uma ulalela izwi likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, ugcine imiyalo yakhe nezimiso zakhe ezilotshwe kule ncwadi yomthetho, uma ubuyela kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ngayo yonke inhliziyo yakho nangawo wonke umphefumulo wakho.
11 “Ngokuba lo myalo engikuyala ngawo namuhla awulukhuni kuwe, awukude.
12 Awusezulwini ukuba uthi: ‘Ngubani oyakusikhuphukelela ezulwini, asilethele wona, siwuzwe, siwenze, na?’
13 Futhi awuphesheya kolwandle ukuba uthi: ‘Ngubani oyakusiwelela ulwandle, asilethele wona, siwuzwe, siwenze, na?’
14 Cha, izwi liseduze kakhulu nawe, lisemlonyeni wakho nasenhliziyweni yakho ukuba ulenze.
15 “Bheka, ngibeke namuhla phambi kwakho ukuphila nokuhle, ukufa nokubi,
16 ngokukuyala namuhla ukuba umthande uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, uhambe ngezindlela zakhe, ugcine imiyalo yakhe, nezimiso zakhe, nezahlulelo zakhe, ukuze uphile, wande, uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akubusise ezweni ongena kulo ukulidla.
17 “Kepha uma inhliziyo yakho iphenduka ukuze ungezwa, kepha uyengwe, ukhuleke kwabanye onkulunkulu, ubakhonze,
18 ngiyanimemezela namuhla ukuthi niyakubhubha nokubhubha; aniyikuzandisa izinsuku zenu ezweni eniwela iJordani ukuba ningene kulo ukulidla.
19 “Ngifakazisa namuhla izulu nomhlaba ngani ukuthi ngibeke phambi kwenu ukuphila nokufa, isibusiso nesiqalekiso; ngalokho khethani ukuphila ukuba niphile, wena nenzalo yakho,
20 ukuba umthande uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, ulilalele izwi lakhe, unamathele kuye, ngokuba lokho kungukuphila kwakho nobude bezinsuku zakho, ukuze uhlale ezweni uJehova alifungela oyihlo, o-Abrahama, no-Isaka, noJakobe, ukubanika lona.”


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1 UMose waya ukukhuluma lawa mazwi kubo bonke abakwa-Israyeli,
2 wathi kubo: “Ngineminyaka eyikhulu namashumi amabili namuhla; angisenamandla okuphuma nokungena; uJehova ushilo kimi ukuthi: ‘Awuyikuliwela leli Jordani.’
3 Kepha uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakuwela phambi kwakho, achithe lezi zizwe phambi kwakho, uzidle; uJoshuwa uyakuwela phambi kwakho njengokukhuluma kukaJehova.
4 UJehova uyakwenza kuzo njengokwenza kwakhe kuSihoni naku-Ogi amakhosi ama-Amori nakulo izwe lakubo ababulalayo.
5 UJehova uyakuzinikela phambi kwenu, nenze kuzo njengemiyalo yonke enginiyale ngayo.
6 Qinani, nime isibindi, ningesabi, ningashaywa luvalo ngabo, ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho nguyena ohamba nawe; akayikukuyeka, akushiye.”
7 UMose wambiza uJoshuwa, wathi kuye emehlweni abantu bonke bakwa-Israyeli: “Qina, ume isibindi, ngokuba uyakuhamba nalaba bantu, uye ezweni uJehova afunga koyise ukubanika lona; wena uyakwenza ukuba balidle ifa lalo.
8 UJehova nguye ohamba phambi kwakho; uyakuba nawe; akayikukuyeka, akushiye; ungesabi, ungabi nangebhe.”
9 UMose waloba lowo mthetho, wabanika wona abapristi, amadodana kaLevi, ababethwala umphongolo wesivumelwano sikaJehova namalunga onke akwa-Israyeli.
10 UMose wabayala wathi: “Ngasekugcineni kweminyaka eyisikhombisa njalo, ngesikhathi esinqunyiweyo somnyaka woyekelo ngomkhosi wamadokodo,
11 lapho wonke u-Israyeli efike ukubonakala phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho endaweni ayakuyikhetha, wofunda lo mthetho phambi kuka-Israyeli wonke ezindlebeni zakhe.
12 Butha abantu, amadoda, nabesifazane, nabantwana, nomfokazi wakho ophakathi kwamasango akho ukuba bezwe, bafunde, bamesabe uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, baqaphele ukuwenza onke amazwi alo mthetho,
13 nokuba abantwana babo abangawaziyo bezwe, bafunde ukumesaba uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu isikhathi sonke sokuhlala kwenu ezweni eniwela iJordani ukuba ningene kulo ukulidla.”
14 UJehova wathi kuMose: “Bheka, izinsuku zakho sezisondele zokuba ufe; mbize uJoshuwa, nime etendeni lokuhlangana ukuba ngimyale.” OMose noJoshuwa base behamba, bema etendeni lokuhlangana.
15 UJehova wabonakala etendeni esensikeni yefu, insika yema ngasemnyango wetende.
16 UJehova wathi kuMose: “Bheka, wolala koyihlo; laba bantu bayakusuka, baye ukuphinga nawonkulunkulu babezizwe abasezweni abaya kulo ukuba bahlale phakathi kwabo, bangishiye, basaphule isivumelwano engisenzile nabo.
17 Intukuthelo yami iyakubavuthela ngalolo suku, ngibashiye, ngifihle ubuso bami kubo; bayakudliwa, behlelwe ngokubi nezinhlupheko eziningi, baze bathi ngalolo suku: ‘Lokhu okubi akusehlelanga yini ngokuba uNkulunkulu wethu engekho phakathi kwethu na?’
18 Mina ngiyakufihla nokufihla ubuso bami ngalolo suku ngenxa yakho konke okubi abayakube bekwenzile, lokhu bephendukele kwabanye onkulunkulu.
19 “Ngalokho zilobeleni leli hubo, ulifundise abantwana bakwa-Israyeli, ulibeke emilonyeni yabo ukuba leli hubo libe ngufakazi wami ukumelana nabantwana bakwa-Israyeli.
20 Ngokuba lapho sengibangenisile ezweni engalifungela oyise, elivame ubisi nezinyosi, badle, basuthe, bakhuluphale, bayakuphendukela kwabanye onkulunkulu, babakhonze, bangidelele, basaphule isivumelwano sami.
21 Kuyakuthi lapho sebehlelwe ngokubi nezinhlupheko eziningi, leli hubo lifakaze phambi kwabo njengofakazi, ngokuba aliyikukhohlakala emilonyeni yenzalo yabo, lokhu ngiyazi imicabango yabo abayicabangayo namanje, ngingakabangenisi ezweni engalifungela bona.”
22 UMose wayeseloba leli hubo ngalona lolo suku, walifundisa abantwana bakwa-Israyeli.
23 Wamyala uJoshuwa indodana kaNuni, wathi: “Qina, ume isibindi, ngokuba wena uyakubangenisa abantwana bakwa-Israyeli ezweni engalifungela bona; mina ngiyakuba nawe.”
24 Kwathi lapho uMose eseqedile ukuloba amazwi alo mthetho encwadini aze aphela,
25 uMose wawayala amaLevi ayethwala umphongolo wesivumelwano sikaJehova, wathi:
26 “Thathani le ncwadi yomthetho, niyibeke ngaseceleni komphongolo wesivumelwano sikaJehova uNkulunkulu wenu, ibe khona, ibe ngufakazi, imelane nani.
27 Ngokuba mina ngiyakwazi ukwambuka kwakho nentamo yakho elukhuni; bheka, ngisekhona nani namuhla niyahlubuka uJehova; kuyakuba kakhulu kangakanani emva kokufa kwami na?
28 Ngibuthele onke amalunga ezizwe zenu nezinduna zenu ukuba ngikhulume lawa mazwi ezindlebeni zazo, ngifakazise izulu nomhlaba ngazo.
29 Ngokuba ngiyazi ukuthi emva kokufa kwami niyakona nokona, niphambuke endleleni enginiyale ngayo, ububi bunehlele ngezinsuku ezizayo, ngokuba niyakwenza okubi emehlweni kaJehova, nimthukuthelise ngemisebenzi yezandla zenu.”
30 UMose wayesekhuluma ezindlebeni zebandla lonke lakwa-Israyeli amazwi ehubo lakhe, aze aphela.


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1 “Bekani indlebe nina mazulu, ngiyakukhuluma; umhlaba mawuzwe amazwi omlomo wami.
2 Imfundiso yami iyakuconsa njengemvula, inkulumo yami ichiche njengamazolo, njengomkhizo ohlazeni, nanjengezihlambi etshanini,
3 ngokuba ngiyakumemezela igama likaJehova: mnikeni uNkulunkulu wethu ubukhulu.
4 “Uyidwala, umsebenzi wakhe uphelele, ngokuba zonke izindlela zakhe zingukulunga; unguNkulunkulu wokuthembeka ongenakonakala; ulungile, uqotho yena.
5 “Bonile kuye; abasibo abantwana bakhe, kuyisici sabo; bayisizukulwane esiphambeneyo nesiyisigwegwe.
6 UJehova nimvuza kanjalo nina bantu abayiziwula nabangahlakaniphile na? Akasiye uyihlo owakudala na? Wakwenza, wakubumba.
7 “Khumbula izinsuku zasendulo, ubheke iminyaka yezizukulwane ngezizukulwane; buza kuyihlo, uyakukulandisa, nasemalungeni akho, akutshele.
8 Lapho oPhezukonke wazinika izizwe ifa lazo, lapho wahlukanisa abantwana babantu, wamisa imikhawulo yezizwe njengokomumo wabantwana bakwa-Israyeli.
9 Ngokuba isabelo sikaJehova singabantu bakhe; uJakobe uyisiqephu sefa lakhe.
10 “Wamfumana ezweni eliyihlane, nasoqwatheni lomkhulungwane kwahlongasibi, wamzungeza, wamnakekela, wamgcina njengenhlamvu yeso lakhe.
11 Njengokhozi olunyakazisa isidleke salo, lubhakuza phezu kwamazinyane alo, wawelula amaphiko akhe, wabathatha, wabathwala ngezimpaphe zakhe.
12 UJehova yedwa wamhola, akwabakho unkulunkulu wabezizwe naye.
13 “Wamkhwelisa ezindaweni eziphakemeyo zomhlaba, wadla izithelo zamasimu, wammuncisa izinyosi edwaleni, namafutha eweni lensengetsha,
14 namangqanga ezinkomo, nobisi lwezimvu, namafutha amawundlu, nezinqama zohlobo lwaseBashani, nezimbuzi, namanoni omongo kakolweni; egazini lezithelo zomvini waphuza iwayini.
15 “UJeshuruni wayesekhuluphala, wakhaba; usukhuluphele, uzimukile, uchachambile; wayesemshiya uNkulunkulu owamenza, walidelela iDwala lensindiso yakhe.
16 Bamvusela umhawu ngawonkulunkulu babezizwe, bamthukuthelisa ngezinengiso.
17 “Bahlabela amademoni angesibo onkulunkulu, onkulunkulu ababengabazi, onkulunkulu abasha, abasand'ukuqhamuka, ababengesatshwa ngoyihlo.
18 IDwala elakuzalayo awusalinakekeli, ukhohliwe uNkulunkulu owakudalayo.
19 “UJehova wakubona, wanengwa yibo, ngenxa yokuncokoloza kwamadodana akhe namadodakazi akhe.
20 Wayesethi: ‘Ngiyakubafihlela ubuso bami, ngibone ukugcina kwabo ukuthi kuyakuba yini; ngokuba bayisizwe esiphambeneyo, abantwana okungekho kubo ukukholwa.
21 Bangivusele umhawu ngokungesiye uNkulunkulu, bangithukuthelisile ngamaze abo; ngiyakubavusela umhawu ngabangesiso isizwe, ngibathukuthelise ngesizwe esiyisiwula.
22 Ngokuba umlilo uphenjiwe entukuthelweni yami; uyasha kuze kube sendaweni yabafileyo engaphansi, uqede umhlaba nezithelo zawo, wokhele izisekelo zezintaba.
23 “ ‘Ngiyakubanqwabelela izinhlupheko, ngiqedele imicibisholo yami phezu kwabo.
24 Bayakuphela indlala, baqedwe ngukushisa komzimba, nayisifo esibuhlungu, ngibathumele amazinyo ezilwane, kanye nesihlungu sezikhasayo othulini.
25 Ngaphandle inkemba iyakwaphuca, ingebhe phakathi emakamelweni: izinsizwa nezintombi, oncelayo kanye nempunga.
26 Bengiyakuthi: “Ngiyakubaphephula, ngiqede inkumbulo yabo kubantu,”
27 uma bengingesabi ukuncokoloza kwezitha, funa abamelene nabo baduke, funa bathi: “Isandla sethu siphakeme, uJehova akenzanga konke lokhu.” ’
28 “Ngokuba bayisizwe esimasu aso aphelile, akukho ukuqonda kubo.
29 Sengathi nga behlakaniphile ukuba bakuqonde lokho, bazindle ngokugcina kwabo.
30 Emunye angaxosha kanjani inkulungwane; ababili bangabhengula kanjani izinkulungwane eziyishumi, uma iDwala labo lingathengisanga ngabo, uJehova ebengabakhapheli, na?
31 Ngokuba idwala labo alinjengeDwala lethu; nezitha zethu ziyakubona.
32 Ngokuba umvini wabo ungumvini waseSodoma nowamasimu aseGomora; izithelo zabo ziyizithelo zenyongo, amahlukuzo abo amunyu;
33 iwayini labo liyisihlungu sawodrako, lingubuthi obesabekayo bamabululu.
34 Lokho akubekelelwe kimina, kunamathelisiwe engcebeni yami na?
35 Ngeyami impindiselo nembuyiselo ngesikhathi sokushelela konyawo lwabo, ngokuba usuku lwabo lwengozi selusondele, izinto abazilungiselweyo ziyakuphuthuma.
36 “Ngokuba uJehova uyakubahlulela abantu bakhe, azihawukele izinceku zakhe, lapho ebona ukuthi amandla abo aphelile, kungekho omunye ovalelweyo noma okhululekileyo.
37 Uyakuthi: ‘Baphi onkulunkulu babo, idwala ababephephela kulo,
38 ababedla amanoni emihlatshelo yabo, beliphuza iwayini lomnikelo wabo wokuphuzwa, na? Mabavuke, banisize, babe yisivikelo senu.
39 “ ‘Bonani manje ukuthi mina, yebo, mina nginguye, akakho unkulunkulu ngaphandle kwami; mina ngiyabulala, besengiphilisa, ngilimazile, kepha ngiyakupholisa; akakho ongophula esandleni sami.
40 Ngokuba ngiyaphakamisela isandla sami ezulwini, ngithi: Mina ngiyaphila kuze kube phakade:
41 uma ngilola inkemba yami ebenyezelayo, nesandla sami sibambelela ekwahluleleni, ngiyakubuyisela impindiselo kwabamelene nami, ngibaphindisele abangizondayo.’
42 “Ngiyakudakisa imicibisholo yami ngegazi, inkemba yami idle inyama, ngegazi lababuleweyo nelabathunjwa, kuqala kuwo amakhanda abaholi bezitha.
43 Yenanelani abantu bakhe nina zizwe, ngokuba uyakuphindisela igazi lezinceku zakhe, abuyisele impindiselo kwabamelene naye, enzele izwi lakhe nabantu bakhe ukubuyisana.”
44 UMose wafika wakhuluma onke amazwi aleli hubo ezindlebeni zabantu, yena noJoshuwa indodana kaNuni.
45 UMose eseqedile ukukhuluma onke lawa mazwi kubo bonke abakwa-Israyeli
46 wathi kubo: “Bekani inhliziyo yenu kuwo onke amazwi engiwafakazela kini namuhla, eniyakuyala ngawo abantwana benu ukuba baqaphele ukuwenza amazwi onke alo mthetho.
47 Ngokuba akusiyo into eyize kini; lokho kungukuphila kwenu, nangale nto niyakuzandisa izinsuku zenu ezweni eniwela iJordani ukuba ningene kulo ukulidla.”
48 UJehova wayesekhuluma kuMose ngalona lolo suku, ethi:
49 “Khuphukela entabeni yase-Abarimi, intaba yaseNebo esezweni lakwaMowabi, emalungana neJeriko, ulibheke izwe laseKhanani engibanika lona abantwana bakwa-Israyeli ukuba libe yifa labo,
50 ufele kuleyo ntaba okhuphukela kuyo, ubuthelwe kubantu bakini, njengalokho u-Aroni umfowenu wafela entabeni yaseHori, wabuthelwa kubantu bakubo,
51 ngokuba naphambuka kimi phakathi kwabantwana bakwa-Israyeli ngasemanzini aseMeriba laseKadeshi ehlane laseSini, lokhu ningangingcwelisanga phakathi kwabantwana bakwa-Israyeli.
52 Uyakulibona izwe phambi kwakho, kepha awuyikungena khona, izwe engibanika lona abantwana bakwa-Israyeli.”


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1 Nasi isibusiso uMose, umuntu kaNkulunkulu, abusisa ngaso abantwana bakwa-Israyeli, engakafi; wathi:
2 “UJehova wavela eSinayi, wabaphumela evela eSeyiri, wanyampuza entabeni yasePharanu, weza ephuma ezigidini zendawo engcwele; ngakwesokunene sakhe kwavutha umlilo.
3 Yebo, uyazithanda izizwe, bonke abangcwele bakhe basesandleni sakho; bahlala ngasezinyaweni zakho, bamukele okwamazwi akho.
4 UMose wasiyaleza umthetho, ifa lenhlangano kaJakobe.
5 Waba yinkosi eJeshuruni, lapho izinhloko zabantu zazibuthene, zonke izizwe zakwa-Israyeli zindawonye.
6 “Makaphile uRubeni, angafi; amadoda akhe abe ngumumo omkhulu.”
7 Nalokhu wathi ngoJuda: “Yizwa, Jehova, izwi likaJuda, umlethe kubantu bakubo; izandla zakho mazimlwele, ube lusizo kwabamelene naye.”
8 NgoLevi wathi: “AmaThumimi nama-Urimi akho akuye othembekileyo wakho, owamvivinya eMasa, owaphikisana naye ngasemanzini aseMeriba,
9 owathi ngoyise nangonina: ‘Angibabonanga,’ angabavuma futhi abafowabo, angabazi abantwana bakhe, ngokuba baliqaphele izwi lakho, bagcina isivumelwano sakho.
10 Bafundisa uJakobe izahlulelo zakho, no-Israyeli umthetho wakho; babeka impepho phambi kwamakhala akho, nomnikelo oshiswa wonke e-altare lakho.
11 Busisa, Jehova, amandla akhe, uyamukele imisebenzi yezandla zakhe; sicila ukhalo lwabo abamvukelayo, nolwabamzondayo, ukuba bangaphindi bavuke.”
12 NgoBenjamini wathi: “Othandiweyo kaJehova uyakuhlala elondwa nguye; uyamsibekela usuku lonke, ahlale phakathi kwamahlombe akhe.”
13 NgoJosefa wathi: “Izwe lakhe malibusiswe nguJehova ngamagugu asezulwini, nangamazolo, nangotwa olwenabileyo phansi,
14 nangamagugu ezithelo zelanga, nangamagugu ezinhlamvu zenyanga,
15 nangezinto ezinqabileyo zezintaba zamandulo, nangamagugu amagquma angunaphakade,
16 nangamagugu omhlaba nokugcwala kwawo, nangentando enhle yowahlala esihlahleni; isibusiso masifike ekhanda likaJosefa nasokhakhayini lowahlukaniswa nabafowabo.
17 Izibulo lenkunzi yakhe liludumo lwakhe, nezimpondo zenyathi ziyizimpondo zakhe; uyakuqhubukusha ngazo izizwe zonke ekugcineni komhlaba; zinjalo izigidi zakwa-Efrayimi, zinjalo izinkulungwane zakwaManase.”
18 NgoZebuloni wathi: “Yenama, Zebuloni, ekuphumeni kwakho, nawe Isakare, ematendeni akho.
19 Bayakubizela izizwe entabeni, bahlabele khona imihlatshelo yokulunga; ngokuba bayakumunca inala yezilwandle, nengcebo ethukusiweyo yesihlabathi.”
20 NgoGadi wathi: “Makabusiswe owandisa uGadi: uhlezi njengengonyamakazi, udwengula ingalo nokhakhayi.
21 Wazikhethela isabelo sokuqala, ngokuba sasigodliwe lapho isabelo somahluleli; wahamba nezinhloko zabantu, wafeza ukulunga kukaJehova, nezahlulelo zakhe kanye no-Israyeli.”
22 NgoDani wathi: “UDani uyibhongo lengonyama, elixhumayo, liphuma eBashani.”
23 NgoNafetali wathi: “Nafetali, wanelisiwe ngomusa, ugcwele isibusiso sikaJehova: yidla wena intshonalanga neningizimu.”
24 Ngo-Asheri wathi: “U-Asheri makabusiswe phezu kwabantwana, amukeleke kubafowabo, acwilise unyawo lwakhe emafutheni.
25 Imigoqo yakho iyakuba ngeyensimbi neyethusi, nanjengezinsuku zakho oba njalo amandla akho.
26 “Akakho ofana noNkulunkulu, Jeshuruni, okhwela izulu ukuyokusiza, nomkhathi ngokuphakama kwakhe.
27 UNkulunkulu wasendulo uyisiphephelo, nangaphansi zikhona izingalo ezingunaphakade; wazixosha izitha phambi kwakho, wathi: ‘Chitha.’
28 U-Israyeli usehlezi elondekile; umthombo kaJakobe wahlukene wodwa ezweni lamabele nelewayini; yebo, amazulu akhe aconsisa amazolo.
29 Ubusisiwe wena Israyeli; ngubani ofana nawe, isizwe esisindisiwe nguJehova oyisihlangu sosizo lwakho, oyinkemba yakho ephakanyisiweyo. Izitha zakho ziyakuzithobela wena, unyathele izindawo zabo eziphakemeyo.”




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1 UMose wakhuphuka emathafeni akwaMowabi, waya entabeni yaseNebo esiqongweni sasePisiga esimalungana neJeriko. UJehova wamtshengisa izwe lonke lakwaGileyadi kwaze kwaba kwaDani,
2 noNafetali wonke, nezwe lakwa-Efrayimi, nelakwaManase, nezwe lonke lakwaJuda kwaze kwaba selwandle lwasentshonalanga,
3 neNingizimu, nethafa lesigodi saseJeriko umuzi wamasundu kwaze kwabaseSowari.
4 UJehova wathi kuye: “Nanti izwe engalifungela o-Abrahama, no-Isaka, noJakobe, ngathi: ‘Ngiyakunika lona inzalo yakho.’ Ngikubonise lona ngamehlo akho, kepha awuyikuwela khona.”
5 Wayesefela khona ezweni lakwaMowabi uMose inceku kaJehova njengezwi likaJehova.
6 Wammbela esigodini sasezweni lakwaMowabi malungana neBeti Peyori, kepha akukho muntu olaziyo ithuna lakhe kuze kube namuhla.
7 UMose wayeneminyaka eyikhulu namashumi amabili ekufeni kwakhe; iso lakhe lalingafiphele, amandla akhe ayengakanciphi.
8 Abantwana bakwa-Israyeli bamkhalela uMose emathafeni akwaMowabi izinsuku ezingamashumi amathathu; zaphela-ke izinsuku zokukhala ekumlileleni uMose.
9 UJoshuwa indodana kaNuni wayegcwele umoya nokuhlakanipha, ngokuba uMose wayebekile izandla zakhe phezu kwakhe; abantwana bakwa-Israyeli bamlalela-ke, benza njengalokho uJehova emyalile uMose.
10 Akuvelanga ngasemuva kwa-Israyeli umprofethi onjengoMose, owazana noJehova ubuso nobuso
11 ngezibonakaliso nangezimangaliso zonke amthumela uJehova ukuba azenze ezweni laseGibithe kuFaro, nakuzo zonke izinceku zakhe, nakulo lonke izwe lakubo,
12 nangesandla sonke esinamandla nangayo yonke ingebhe enkulu akwenza uMose emehlweni abo bonke abakwa-Israyeli.