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Isahluko 1

1 O-Adamu, noSeti, no-Enoshe,
2 noKhenani, noMahalalele, noJarede,
3 no-Enoke, noMetushela, noLameka,
4 noNowa, noShemi, noHamu, noJafete.
5 Amadodana kaJafete: ngoGomere, noMagoge, noMadayi, noJavani, noThubali, noMesheke, noTirase.
6 Amadodana kaGomere: ngo-Ashikenaze, noDifate, noThogarma.
7 Amadodana kaJavani: ngo-Elisha, noTharishishi, noKitimi, noRodanimi.
8 Amadodana kaHamu: ngoKushe, noMisirayimi, noPhuthi, noKhanani.
9 Amadodana kaKushe: ngoSeba, noHavila, noSabita, noRama, noSabitheka. Amadodana kaRama: ngoSheba noDedani.
10 UKushe wazala uNimrode; yena waqala ukuba ngonamandla emhlabeni.
11 UMisirayimi wazala amaLudi, nama-Anami, namaLehabi, namaNafetuhi,
12 namaPatrusi, namaKasuluhi, lapho kwavela khona amaFilisti, namaKafitori.
13 UKhanani wazala uSidoni, izibulo lakhe, noHeti,
14 namaJebusi, nama-Amori, namaGirigashi,
15 namaHivi, nama-Arki, namaSini,
16 nama-Arvadi, namaSemari, namaHamati.
17 Amadodana kaShemi: ngo-Elamu, no-Ashuri, no-Arpakishade, noLude, no-Aramu, no-Use, noHule, noGeteri, noMesheke.
18 U-Arpakishade wazala uShela; uShela wazala u-Ebere.
19 U-Ebere wazala amadodana amabili: igama lomunye lalinguPhelege, ngokuba emihleni yakhe izwe ladatshulwa. Igama lomfowabo lalinguJokothane.
20 UJokothane wazala o-Alimodade, noShelefe, noHasaramavete, noJera,
21 noHadoramu, no-Uzali, noDikila,
22 no-Ebali, no-Abimayele, noSheba,
23 no-Ofiri, noHavila, noJobabi; bonke labo babe ngamadodana kaJokothane;
24 oShemi, no-Arpakishade, noShela,
25 no-Ebere, noPhelege, noRehu,
26 noSerugi, noNahori, noThera,
27 no-Abrama ongu-Abrahama.
28 Amadodana ka-Abrahama: ngo-Isaka no-Ishmayeli.
29 Lezi ziyizizukulwane zabo: izibulo lika-Ishmayeli uNebayoti, noKedari, no-Adibeli, noMibisamu,
30 noMishima, noDuma, noMasa, noHadadi, noThema,
31 noJeturu, noNafishi, noKhedema. Labo babe ngamadodana ka-Ishmayeli.
32 Amadodana kaKetura, isancinza sika-Abrahama: wazala oZimrani, noJokishani, noMedani, noMidiyani, no-Ishibaki, noShuwa. Amadodana kaJokishani: ngoSheba noDedani.
33 Amadodana kaMidiyani: ngo-Efa, no-Eferi, noHanoki, no-Abida, no-Elidaha. Bonke labo babe ngamadodana kaKetura.
34 U-Abrahama wazala u-Isaka. Amadodana ka-Isaka: ngo-Esawu no-Israyeli.
35 Amadodana ka-Esawu: ngo-Elifazi, noRehuweli, noJewushe, noJalamu, noKora.
36 Amadodana ka-Elifazi: ngoThemani, no-Omari, noSefi, noGathamu, noKenazi, noThimna, no-Amaleki.
37 Amadodana kaRehuweli: ngoNahati, noZera, noShama, noMiza.
38 Amadodana kaSeyiri: ngoLothani, noShobali, noSibeyoni, no-Ana, noDishoni, no-Eseri, noDishani.
39 Amadodana kaLothani: ngoHori noHomamu; udadewabo kaLothani wayenguThimna.
40 Amadodana kaShobali: ngo-Aliyani, noManahati, no-Ebali, noShefi, no-Onamu. Amadodana kaSibeyoni: ngo-Aya no-Ana.
41 Amadodana ka-Ana: nguDishoni. Amadodana kaDishoni: ngoHamrani, no-Eshibani, noJitrani, noKerani.
42 Amadodana ka-Eseri: ngoBilihani, noZahawana, noJahakhani. Amadodana kaDishani: ngo-Use no-Arana.
43 Lawa angamakhosi abusa ezweni lakwa-Edomi, kungakabusi nkosi phezu kwabantwana bakwa-Israyeli: uBela indodana kaBeyori. Igama lomuzi wakhe laliyiDinihaba.
44 Wafa uBela; uJobabi indodana kaZera waseBosira waba yinkosi esikhundleni sakhe.
45 Wafa uJobabi; uHushamu wasezweni labakwaThemani waba yinkosi esikhundleni sakhe.
46 Wafa uHushamu; uHadadi, indodana kaBedadi, owanqoba abakwaMidiyani ethafeni lakwaMowabi, waba yinkosi esikhundleni sakhe; igama lomuzi wakhe laliyi-Aviti.
47 Wafa uHadadi; uSamla waseMasireka waba yinkosi esikhundleni sakhe.
48 Wafa uSamla; uShawule waseRehoboti ngaseMfuleni waba yinkosi esikhundleni sakhe.
49 Wafa uShawule; uBali Hanani indodana ka-Akibori waba yinkosi esikhundleni sakhe.
50 Wafa uBali Hanani; uHadadi waba yinkosi esikhundleni sakhe; igama lomuzi wakhe laliyiPhahi; igama lomkakhe lalinguMehetabeli indodakazi kaMatiredi, indodakazi kaMezahabi.
51 Wafa uHadadi; abanumzane bakwa-Edomi kwakuyilaba: umnumzane uThimna, nomnumzane u-Aliya, nomnumzane uJeteti,
52 nomnumzane u-Oholibama, nomnumzane u-Ela, nomnumzane uPhinoni,
53 nomnumzane uKenazi, nomnumzane uThemani, nomnumzane uMibisari,
54 nomnumzane uMagidiyeli, nomnumzane u-Iramu. Yilabo abangabanumzane bakwa-Edomi.


Isahluko 2

1 Nanka amadodana ka-Israyeli: oRubeni, noSimeyoni, noLevi, noJuda, no-Isakare, noZebuloni,
2 noDani, noJosefa, noBenjamini, noNafetali, noGadi, no-Asheri.
3 Amadodana kaJuda: ngo-Eri, no-Onani, noShela; labo abathathu bazalwa nguye kuBati Shuwa, umKhananikazi. Kepha u-Eri, izibulo likaJuda, wayemubi emehlweni kaJehova; wambulala.
4 UTamari umalokazana wakhe wamzalela oPheresi noZera. Onke amadodana kaJuda ayeyisihlanu.
5 Amadodana kaPheresi: ngoHesironi noHamule.
6 Amadodana kaZera: ngoZimri, no-Ethani, noHemani, noKalikoli, noDara, eyisihlanu onke.
7 Amadodana kaKarmi: ngo-Akari, umhluphi ka-Israyeli, owenza isiphambeko ngokuqalekisiweyo.
8 Amadodana ka-Ethani: ngu-Azariya.
9 Amadodana kaHesironi awazalelwayo: ngoJerameli, noRamu, noKelubayi.
10 URamu wazala u-Aminadaba; u-Aminadaba wazala uNaheshoni, isikhulu sabantwana bakwaJuda;
11 uNaheshoni wazala uSalima; uSalima wazala uBowazi;
12 uBowazi wazala u-Obede; u-Obede wazala uJese.
13 UJese wazala izibulo lakhe u-Eliyabi, no-Abinadaba owesibili, noShimeya owesithathu,
14 noNethaneli owesine, noRadayi owesihlanu,
15 no-Osemi owesithupha, noDavide owesikhombisa;
16 odadewabo: ngoSeruya no-Abigayili. Amadodana kaSeruya: ngo-Abishayi, noJowabe, no-Asaheli, emathathu.
17 U-Abigayili wazala u-Amasa; uyise ka-Amasa wayenguJetheri umIshmayeli.
18 UKalebi indodana kaHesironi wazala ku-Azuba umkakhe nakuJeriyoti; amadodana akhe: ngoJesheri, noShobabi, no-Aridoni.
19 Wafa u-Azuba; uKalebi wathatha u-Efrati, owamzalela uHure.
20 UHure wazala u-Uri; u-Uri wazala uBesaleli.
21 Ngasemuva uHesironi wangena kuyo indodakazi kaMakiri uyise kaGileyadi; wamthatha eseneminyaka engamashumi ayisithupha; wamzalela uSegubi.
22 USegubi wazala uJayire, owayenemizi engamashumi amabili nantathu ezweni lakwaGileyadi.
23 OGeshuri no-Aramu babaphuca imizi kaJayirem, kanye neKhenati nemizi yalo, imizi engamashumi ayisithupha. Bonke labo babe ngamadodana kaMakiri uyise kaGileyadi.
24 Emva kokuba esefile uHesironi eKalebi Efratha, u-Abiya, umkaHesironi, wamzalela u-Ashuri uyise kaThekhowa.
25 Amadodana kaJerameli, izibulo likaHesironi, ayenguRamu izibulo, noBuna, no-Oreni, no-Osemi, no-Ahiya.
26 UJerameli wayenomunye umfazi ogama lakhe lalingu-Athara; wayengunina ka-Onamu.
27 Amadodana kaRamu, izibulo likaJerameli, ayengoMahasi, noJamini, no-Ekheri.
28 Amadodana ka-Onamu ayengoShamayi noJada; amadodana kaShamayi: ngoNadabi no-Abishuri.
29 Igama lomka-Abishuri lalingu-Abihayili; wamzalela o-Ahibani noMolidi.
30 Amadodana kaNadabi: ngoSeledi no-Aphayimi; kepha uSeledi wafa engenabantwana.
31 Amadodana ka-Aphayimi: ngu-Ishi; amadodana ka-Ishi: nguSheshani; amadodana kaSheshani: ngu-Ahilayi.
32 Amadodana kaJada umfowabo kaShamayi: ngoJetheri noJonathani; uJetheri wafa engenabantwana.
33 Amadodana kaJonathani: ngoPheleti noZaza. Labo babe ngamadodana kaJerameli.
34 Kepha uSheshani wayengenamadodana, enamadodakazi odwa. USheshani wayenenceku, eyaseGibithe, egama layo lalinguJariha.
35 USheshani wanika uJariha inceku yakhe indodakazi yakhe ibe ngumkakhe; wamzalela u-Athayi.
36 U-Athayi wazala uNathani; uNathani wazala uZabadi;
37 uZabadi wazala u-Efilali; u-Efilali wazala u-Obede;
38 u-Obede wazala uJehu; uJehu wazala u-Azariya;
39 u-Azariya wazala uHelesi; uHelesi wazala u-Eleyasa;
40 u-Eleyasa wazala uSisamayi; uSisamayi wazala uShalumi;
41 uShalumi wazala uJekamiya; uJekamiya wazala u-Elishama.
42 Amadodana kaKalebi umfowabo kaJerameli: nguMesha izibulo lakhe, owayenguyise kaZifi, namadodana kaMaresha, uyise kaHebroni.
43 Amadodana kaHebroni: ngoKora, noTaphuwa, noRekemi, noShema.
44 UShema wazala uRahamu uyise kaJorikeyamu; uRekemi wazala uShamayi.
45 Indodana kaShamayi: nguMahoni; uMahoni wayenguyise kaBeti Suri.
46 U-Efa, isancinza sikaKalebi, wazala oHarana, noMosa, noGazezi; uHarana wazala uGazezi.
47 Amadodana kaJadayi: ngoRegemi, noJothamu, noGeshani, noPheleti, no-Efa, noShahafi.
48 UMahakha, isancinza sikaKalebi, wazala oSheberi noThirihana.
49 Wazala noShahafi uyise kaMadimana, noSheva uyise kaMakibena, noyise kaGibeya; indodakazi kaKalebi yayingu-Akisa.
50 Laba babe ngamadodana kaKalebi: amadodana kaHure izibulo lika-Efratha: nguShobali uyise kaKiriyati Jeharimi,
51 noSalima uyise kaBetlehema, noHarefi uyise kaBeti Gaderi.
52 NoShobali uyise kaKiriyati Jeharimi wayenamadodana: nguHarowe nenxenye kaMenuhoti.
53 Imindeni kaKiriyati Jeharimi yayingamaJetheri, namaPhuthi, namaShumati, namaMishirayiti; kubona kwavela amaSorati nama-Eshitawoli.
54 Amadodana kaSalima: nguBetlehema, namaNethofa, no-Atharoti BetiJowabe, nenxenye yamaManahati, amaSori.
55 Imindeni yababhali ababehlala eJabesi: ngamaThirati, namaShimeyati, namaSukati. Labo babe ngamaKheni avela kuHamati uyise wendlu kaRekabi.


Isahluko 3

1 Laba babe ngamadodana kaDavide azalelwa wona eHebroni: izibulo ngu-Amnoni ku-Ahinohama umHizreyelikazi; owesibili nguDaniyeli ku-Abigayili umKarmelikazi;
2 owesithathu ngu-Abisalomu indodana kaMahakha indodakazi kaTalimayi inkosi yaseGeshuri; owesine ngu-Adoniya indodana kaHagiti;
3 owesihlanu nguShefathiya ku-Abithali; owesithupha ngu-Itereyamu ku-Egila umkakhe.
4 Wazalelwa ayisithupha eHebroni; wabusa khona iminyaka eyisikhombisa nezinyanga eziyisithupha; eJerusalema wabusa iminyaka engamashumi amathathu nantathu.
5 Yilaba azalelwa bona eJerusalema: ngoShimeya, noShobabi, noNathani, noSolomoni, bebane, kuBati Shuwa indodakazi ka-Amiyeli,
6 noJibari, no-Elishama, no-Elifeleti,
7 noNoga, noNefegi, noJafiya,
8 no-Elishama, no-Eliyada, no-Elifeleti, beyisishiyagalolunye.
9 Bonke labo babe ngamadodana kaDavide ngaphandle kwamadodana ezancinza; uTamari wayengudadewabo.
10 Indodana kaSolomoni yayinguRehobowamu; ngu-Abiya indodana yakhe; ngu-Asa indodana yakhe; nguJehoshafati indodana yakhe;
11 nguJoramu indodana yakhe; ngu-Ahaziya indodana yakhe; nguJowashi indodana yakhe;
12 ngu-Amasiya indodana yakhe; ngu-Azariya indodana yakhe; nguJothamu indodana yakhe;
13 ngu-Ahazi indodana yakhe; nguHezekiya indodana yakhe; nguManase indodana yakhe;
14 ngu-Amoni indodana yakhe; nguJosiya indodana yakhe.
15 Amadodana kaJosiya: izibulo nguJohanani; owesibili nguJehoyakimi; owesithathu nguSedekiya; owesine nguShalumi.
16 Amadodana kaJehoyakimi: nguJekoniya indodana yakhe noSedekiya indodana yakhe.
17 Amadodana kaJekoniya umthunjwa: ngoSheyalitiyeli indodana yakhe,
18 noMalikiramu, noPhedaya, noShenasari, noJekamiya, noHoshama, noNedabiya.
19 Amadodana kaPhedaya: ngoZerubabele noShimeyi; amadodana kaZerubabele: ngoMeshulamu noHananiya uShelomiti wayengudadewabo
20 noHashuba, no-Oheli, noBerekiya, noHasadiya, noJushabi Hesedi, beyisihlanu.
21 Amadodana kaHananiya: ngoPhelathiya, noJeshaya, namadodana kaRefaya, namadodana ka-Arinani, namadodana ka-Obadiya, namadodana kaShekaniya.
22 Amadodana kaShekaniya: nguShemaya; amadodana kaShemaya: ngoHathushi, no-Igali, noBariya, noNehariya, noShafati, beyisithupha.
23 Amadodana kaNehariya: ngo-Eliyohenayi, noHezekiya, no-Azirikamu, bebathathu.
24 Amadodana ka-Eliyohenayi: ngoHodaviya, no-Eliyashibi, noPhelaya, no-Akubi, noJohanani, noDelaya, no-Anani, beyisikhombisa.


Isahluko 4

1 Amadodana kaJuda: ngoPheresi, noHesironi, noKarmi, noHure, noShobali.
2 URewaya indodana kaShobali wazala uJahati; uJahati wazala o-Ahumayi noLahadi. Leyo yayiyimindeni yamaSorati.
3 Yilaba abangabakayise ka-Etamu: oJizreyeli, no-Ishima, no-Idibashi, igama likadadewabo lalinguHaseleliponi
4 noPhenuweli, uyise kaGedori, no-Ezeri, uyise kaHusha. Yilabo ababe ngamadodana kaHure izibulo lika-Efratha, uyise kaBetlehema.
5 U-Ashuri uyise kaThekhowa wayenabafazi ababili, oHela noNahara.
6 UNahara wamzalela o-Ahuzamu, noHeferi, noThemeni, noHawahashitari. Yilabo ababe ngamadodana kaNahara.
7 Amadodana kaHela: ngoSereti, noJisihari, no-Ethinani.
8 UKhosi wazala o-Anubi, noSobeba, nemindeni ka-Ahariheli indodana kaHarumu.
9 UJabesi wayetuseka kunabafowabo; unina wamqamba igama lokuthi uJabesi, ethi: “Ngokuba ngamzala ngibuhlungu.”
10 UJabesi wabiza uNkulunkulu ka-Israyeli, wathi: “Sengathi ungangibusisa nokungibusisa, wandise umkhawulo wami, isandla sakho sibe nami, ungivikele ebubini, ngingehlelwa ngubuhlungu.” UNkulunkulu wamnika akucelayo.
11 UKelubi umfowabo kaShuba wazala uMehiri owayenguyise ka-Eshitoni.
12 U-Eshitoni wazala uBeti Rafa, noPhaseya, noThehina uyise ka-Iri Nahashi. Yilabo ababe ngamadodana kaRekha.
13 Amadodana kaKenazi: ngo-Otheniyeli noSeraya; amadodana ka-Otheniyeli: nguHathati.
14 UMehonothayi wazala u-Ofira; uSeraya wazala uJowabe uyise wesigodi sabakhandi, ngokuba babe ngabakhandi.
15 Amadodana kaKalebi indodana kaJefune: ngo-Iru, no-Ela, noNahamu, namadodana ka-Ela, noKenazi.
16 Amadodana kaJehaleli: ngoZifi, noZifa, noThiriya, no-Asareli.
17 Amadodana ka-Ezra: ngoJetheri, noMeredi, no-Eferi, noJaloni; wazala oMiriyamu, noShamayi, no-Ishiba uyise ka-Eshitemowa.
18 Umkakhe umJudakazi wazala uJeredi uyise kaGedori, noHebere uyise kaSoko, noJekuthiyeli uyise kaZanowa. Kepha abanye babe ngamadodana kaBithiya indodakazi kaFaro eyathathwa nguMeredi.
19 Amadodana omkaHodiya udadewabo kaNahamu ayenguyise kaKeyila umGarimi no-Eshitemowa umMahakha.
20 Amadodana kaShimoni: ngo-Amnoni, noRina, noBeni Hanani, noThiloni. Amadodana ka-Ishi: ngoZoheti noBeni Zoheti.
21 Amadodana kaShela indodana kaJuda: ngu-Eri, uyise kaLekha, noLahada uyise kaMaresha, nemindeni yendlu yabaluka ilineni elicolekileyo bendlu ka-Ashibeya,
22 noJokimi, nabantu baseKhozeba, noJowashi, noSarafi ababebusa kwaMowabi, noJashubi Lehemi. Ngezasendulo kodwa lezi zindaba.
23 Labo babe ngababumbi nabakhileyo eNethayimi naseGedera; bahlala khona nenkosi ngomsebenzi wayo.
24 Amadodana kaSimeyoni: ngoNemuweli, noJamini, noJaribi, noZera, noShawule,
25 noShalumi indodana yakhe, noMibisamu indodana yakhe, noMishima indodana yakhe.
26 Amadodana kaMishima: ngoHamuweli indodana yakhe, noZakuri indodana yakhe, noShimeyi indodana yakhe.
27 UShimeyi wayenamadodana ayishumi nesithupha namadodakazi ayisithupha; kepha abafowabo babengenabantwana abaningi, nomndeni wabo awandanga njengabantwana bakwaJuda.
28 Bahlala eBeri Sheba, naseMolada, naseHasari Shuwali,
29 naseBiliha, nase-Esemi, naseTholadi,
30 naseBetuweli, naseHorma, naseSikilagi,
31 naseBeti Marikaboti, naseHasari Susimi, naseBeti Biri, naseShaharayimi. Yileyo eyayiyimizi yabo kwaze kwabusa uDavide.
32 Imizana yabo yayiyi-Etamu, ne-Ayini, neRimoni, neThokheni, ne-Ashani, imizi eyisihlanu,
33 kanye nayo yonke imizana eyayiyizungeza le mizi kwaze kwaba seBali. Lezo zaziyizindawo zabo, bebhalwe ngezizukulwane zabo.
34 Futhi oMeshobabi, noJamileki, noJosha indodana ka-Amasiya,
35 noJoweli, noJehu kaJoshibiya kaSeraya ka-Asiyeli,
36 no-Eliyohenayi, noJahakhoba, noJeshohaya, no-Asaya, no-Adiyeli, noJesimiyeli, noBenaya,
37 noZiza kaShifi ka-Aloni kaJedaya kaShimri kaShemaya.
38 Labo ababizwe ngamagama babeyizikhulu emindenini yabo; izindlu zawoyise zanda kakhulu.
39 Baya ngasekungeneni eGedori ngasohlangothini lwasempumalanga kwesigodi ukufunela izimvu zabo idlelo.
40 Bafumana idlelo elivundileyo nelihle; izwe lalibanzi nxazombili, lizolile, linokuthula, ngokuba ababehlala khona kuqala babe ngabakwaHamu.
41 Labo abalotshwe ngamagama bafika ezinsukwini zikaHezekiya inkosi yakwaJuda, bachitha amatende abo namaMehuni afunyanwa khona, bawaqothula kuze kube namuhla, bahlala esikhundleni sabo, ngokuba kwakukhona idlelo lezimvu zabo lapho.
42 Abanye babo, amadodana kaSimeyoni, abantu abangamakhulu ayisihlanu, baya entabeni yaseSeyiri benezinduna zabo oPhelathiya, noNehariya, noRefaya, no-Uziyeli, amadodana ka-Ishi.
43 Bachitha insali yama-Amaleki ephunyukileyo, bahlala khona kuze kube namuhla.


Isahluko 5

1 Amadodana kaRubeni, izibulo lika-Israyeli ngokuba wayeyizibulo; kepha njengokuba wangcolisa umbhede kayise, ubuzibulo bakhe banikwa amadodana kaJosefa indodana ka-Israyeli, futhi akabhalwa ngezizukulwane njengezibulo.
2 Noma uJuda ebenamandla kunabafowabo, kwavela kuye umbusi, ubuzibulo nokho babungobukaJosefa.
3 Amadodana-ke kaRubeni, izibulo lika-Israyeli: ngoHanoki, noPhalu, noHesironi, noKarmi.
4 Amadodana kaJoweli: nguShemaya indodana yakhe, noGogi indodana yakhe, noShimeyi indodana yakhe,
5 noMika indodana yakhe, noRewaya indodana yakhe, noBali indodana yakhe,
6 noBera indodana yakhe, owathunjwa nguThiligati Phileneseri inkosi yase-Asiriya; wayeyisikhulu sabakwaRubeni.
7 Nabafowabo ngemindeni yabo, bebhalwe ngezizukulwane zabo: ngoJehiyeli inhloko noZakariya,
8 noBela ka-Azazi kaShema kaJoweli, owahlala e-Aroweri kwaze kwaba seNebo noBali Mehoni.
9 Ngasempumalanga wakha kwaze kwaba sekuqaleni kwehlane elisuka emfuleni u-Ewufrathe, ngokuba izinkomo zabo zanda ezweni lakwaGileyadi.
10 Emihleni kaSawule baphaka impi kumaHagiri, awa ngesandla sabo; bahlala ematendeni abo ngasempumalanga yonke yakwaGileyadi.
11 Amadodana kaGadi ahlala malungana nabo ezweni laseBashani kwaze kwaba seSaleka:
12 ngoJoweli inhloko, noShafamu owesibili, noJahanayi, noShafati eBashani;
13 nabafowabo ngezindlu zawoyise: ngoMikayeli, noMeshulamu, noSheba, noJorayi, noJakani, noZiya, no-Ebere, beyisikhombisa.
14 Labo babe ngamadodana ka-Abihayili kaHuri kaJarowa kaGileyadi kaMikayeli kaJeshishayi kaJahido kaBuzi;
15 u-Ahi ka-Abidiyeli kaGuni wayeyinhloko yezindlu zawoyise.
16 Bahlala kwaGileyadi eBashani nasemizini yalo nasemadlelweni onke aseSharoni kwaze kwaba semikhawulweni yawo.
17 Bonke labo babhalwa ngezizukulwane zabo emihleni kaJothamu inkosi yakwaJuda nasemihleni kaJerobowamu inkosi yakwa-Israyeli.
18 Amadodana kaRubeni, nabakwaGadi, nenxenye yesizwe sakwaManase, amadoda anamandla, amadoda aphatha ihawu nenkemba, ansala umnsalo, ayefunde ukulwa, ayeyizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amane nane namakhulu ayisikhombisa namashumi ayisithupha aphuma impi.
19 Aphaka impi kumaHagiri, noJeturu, noNafishi, noNodabi.
20 Asizwa ekulweni nabo, amaHagiri anikelwa ezandleni zawo nabo bonke ababe nawo, ngokuba akhala kuNkulunkulu empini, amncenga, ngokuba ayemethemba.
21 Asusa izinkomo zabo, namakamela ayizinkulungwane ezingamashumi ayisihlanu, nezimvu eziyizinkulungwane ezingamakhulu amabili namashumi ayisihlanu, nezimbongolo eziyizinkulungwane ezimbili, nabantu abayizinkulungwane eziyikhulu.
22 Ngokuba kwawa abaningi befile, lokhu impi yayingekaNkulunkulu. Ahlala esikhundleni sabo aze athunjwa.
23 Abantwana benxenye yesizwe sakwaManase bahlala kulelo zwe, kusukela eBashani kuze kube seBali Hermoni naseSeniri nasentabeni yaseHermoni.
24 Nazi izinhloko zezindlu zawoyise: o-Eferi, no-Ishi, no-Eliyeli, no-Aziriyeli, noJeremiya, noHodaviya, noJahidiyeli, amaqhawe anamandla, amadoda anegama, izinhloko zezindlu zawoyise.
25 Kepha baphambuka kuNkulunkulu wawoyise, balandela ngokuphinga onkulunkulu babantu balelo zwe, uNkulunkulu abachithayo phambi kwabo.
26 UNkulunkulu ka-Israyeli wavusa umoya kaPhuli inkosi yase-Asiriya nomoya kaThiligati Philineseri inkosi yase-Asiriya, wabathumba: abakwaRubeni, nabakwaGadi, nenxenye yesizwe sakwaManase, wabayisa eHala, naseHabori, naseHara, nasemfuleni iGozani kuze kube namuhla.




Isahluko 6

1 Amadodana kaLevi: ngoGereshoni, noKohati, noMerari.
2 Amadodana kaKohati: ngo-Amramu, noJisihari, noHebroni, no-Uziyeli.
3 Abantwana bakwa-Amramu: ngo-Aroni, noMose, noMiriyamu. Amadodana ka-Aroni: ngoNadabi, no-Abihu, no-Eleyazare, no-Itamari.
4 U-Eleyazare wazala uFinehasi; uFinehasi wazala u-Abishuwa;
5 u-Abishuwa wazala uBuki; uBuki wazala u-Uzi;
6 u-Uzi wazala uZeraya; uZeraya wazala uMerayoti;
7 uMerayoti wazala u-Amariya; u-Amariya wazala u-Ahithubi;
8 u-Ahithubi wazala uSadoki; uSadoki wazala u-Ahimahasi;
9 u-Ahimahasi wazala u-Azariya; u-Azariya wazala uJohanani;
10 uJohanani wazala u-Azariya; nguye owayengumpristi ethempelini elakhiwa nguSolomoni eJerusalema;
11 u-Azariya wazala u-Amariya; u-Amariya wazala u-Ahithubi;
12 u-Ahithubi wazala uSadoki; uSadoki wazala uShalumi;
13 uShalumi wazala uHilikiya; uHilikiya wazala u-Azariya;
14 u-Azariya wazala uSeraya; uSeraya wazala uJehosadaki;
15 kepha uJehosadaki wamuka lapho uJehova ethumba uJuda neJerusalema ngesandla sikaNebukadinesari.
16 Amadodana kaLevi: ngoGereshomu, noKohati, noMerari.
17 Nanka amagama amadodana kaGereshomu: oLibini noShimeyi.
18 Amadodana kaKohati: ngo-Amramu, noJisihari, noHebroni, no-Uziyeli.
19 Amadodana kaMerari: ngoMaheli noMushi. Nansi imindeni yamaLevi njengezindlu zawoyise:
20 abakwaGereshomu: nguLibini indodana yakhe, noJahati indodana yakhe, noZima indodana yakhe,
21 noJowa indodana yakhe, no-Ido indodana yakhe, noZera indodana yakhe, noJewatherayi indodana yakhe.
22 Amadodana kaKohati: ngu-Amindaba indodana yakhe, noKora indodana yakhe, no-Asiri indodana yakhe,
23 no-Elkana indodana yakhe, no-Ebiyasafa indodana yakhe, no-Asiri indodana yakhe,
24 noTathi indodana yakhe, no-Uriyeli indodana yakhe, no-Uziya indodana yakhe, noShawule indodana yakhe.
25 Amadodana ka-Elkana: ngo-Amasayi no-Ahimoti.
26 U-Elkana-ke, amadodana ka-Elkana: nguSofayi indodana yakhe, noNahati indodana yakhe,
27 no-Eliyabe indodana yakhe, noJerohamu indodana yakhe, no-Elkana indodana yakhe.
28 Amadodana kaSamuweli: izibulo nguJoweli, nowesibili ngu-Abiya.
29 Amadodana kaMerari: ngoMaheli, noLibini indodana yakhe, noShimeyi indodana yakhe, no-Uza indodana yakhe,
30 noShimeya indodana yakhe, noHagiya indodana yakhe, no-Asaya indodana yakhe.
31 Nampa uDavide abamisela ukuhola ukuhlabelela endlini kaJehova, umphongolo usubekiwe khona.
32 Bakhonza ngokuhlabelela phambi kwetabernakele letende lokuhlangana, uSolomoni waze wakha indlu kaJehova eJerusalema. Bema emsebenzini wabo njengomthetho wabo.
33 Yilaba ababemi namadodana abo: kumadodana amaKohati: nguHemani, umhlabeleli, kaJoweli kaSamuweli
34 ka-Elkana kaJerohamu ka-Eliyeli kaThowa
35 kaSufi ka-Elkana kaMahati ka-Amasayi
36 ka-Elkana kaJoweli ka-Azariya kaZefaniya
37 kaThati ka-Asiri ka-Ebiyasafa kaKora
38 kaJisihari kaKohati kaLevi ka-Israyeli;
39 futhi umfowabo u-Asafa owayemi ngakwesokunene sakhe, u-Asafa kaBerekiya kaShimeya
40 kaMikayeli kaBahaseya kaNalikhiya
41 ka-Ethini kaZera ka-Adaya
42 ka-Ethani kaZima kaShimeyi
43 kaJahati kaGereshomu kaLevi.
44 Amadodana kaMerari abafowabo ayengakwesokunene: ngu-Ethani kaKishi ka-Abidi kaMaluki
45 kaHashabiya ka-Amasiya kaHilikiya
46 ka-Amisi kaBani kaShemeri
47 kaMaheli kaMushi kaMerari kaLevi.
48 Abafowabo amaLevi banikelelwa yonke inkonzo yetabernakele lendlu kaNkulunkulu.
49 Kepha u-Aroni namadodana akhe bashiya iminikelo e-altare leminikelo yokushiswa nase-altare lempepho, benza nawo wonke umsebenzi wendawo engcwelengcwele, benzela u-Israyeli ukubuyisana njengakho konke ayale ngakho uMose inceku kaNkulunkulu.
50 Nanka amadodana ka-Aroni: u-Eleyazare indodana yakhe, noFinehasi indodana yakhe, no-Abishuwa indodana yakhe,
51 noBuki indodana yakhe, no-Uzi indodana yakhe, noZeraya indodana yakhe,
52 noMerayoti indodana yakhe, no-Amariya indodana yakhe, no-Ahithubi indodana yakhe,
53 noSadoki indodana yakhe, no-Ahimahasi indodana yakhe.
54 Lezi ziyizindawo zawo zokuhlala njengamakamu awo emikhawulweni yawo: amadodana ka-Aroni emindeni yamaKohati ngokuba yiwona adliwa yinkatho yokuqala
55 wona bawanika iHebroni ezweni lakwaJuda namadlelo alizungezayo.
56 Kodwa amasimu omuzi nemizana yawo bakunika uKalebi, indodana kaJefune.
57 Banika amadodana ka-Aroni imizi yokuphephela, iHebroni neLibina namadlelo awo, neJatiri, ne-Eshitemowa namadlelo awo,
58 neHileni namadlelo alo, neDebiri namadlelo alo,
59 ne-Ashani namadlelo alo, neBetiShemeshi namadlelo alo,
60 nasesizweni sakwaBenjamini, iGeba namadlelo alo, ne-Alemeti namadlelo alo, ne-Anathoti namadlelo alo. Yonke imizi yawo ngemindeni yawo yayiyimizi eyishumi nantathu.
61 Amadodana aseleyo kaKohati anikwa ngenkatho emndenini wesizwe, enxenyeni yesizwe, inxenye kaManase, imizi eyishumi,
62 namadodana kaGereshomu ngemindeni yawo esizweni sakwa-Isakare, nasesizweni sakwa-Asheri, nasesizweni sakwaNafetali, nasesizweni sakwaManase, eBashani, imizi eyishumi nantathu,
63 namadodana kaMerari ngenkatho ngemindeni yawo esizweni sakwaRubeni, nasesizweni sakwaGadi, nasesizweni sakwaZebuloni imizi eyishumi nambili.
64 Abantwana bakwa-Israyeli banika amaLevi leyo mizi namadlelo ayo.
65 Banika ngenkatho leyo mizi ebizwe ngamagama esizweni sabantwana bakwaJuda, nasesizweni sabantwana bakwaSimeyoni, nasesizweni sabantwana bakwaBenjamini.
66 Eminye imindeni yamadodana kaKohati yayinemizi yemikhawulo yayo esizweni sakwa-Efrayimi.
67 Bayinika imizi yokuphephela: iShekemi ezintabeni zakwa-Efrayimi namadlelo alo, neGezeri namadlelo alo,
68 neJokimeyamu namadlelo alo, neBeti Horoni namadlelo alo,
69 ne-Ajaloni namadlelo alo, neGati Rimoni namadlelo alo,
70 nasenxenyeni yesizwe sakwaManase i-Anere namadlelo alo, neBileyamu namadlelo alo, ibe ngeyomndeni oseleyo wamadodana kaKohati.
71 Amadodana kaGereshomu anikwa emndenini wenxenye yesizwe sakwaManase iGolanu, eBashani, namadlelo alo ne-Ashitaroti namadlelo alo;
72 nasesizweni sakwa-Isakare iKedeshi namadlelo alo, neDaberati namadlelo alo,
73 neRamoti namadlelo alo, ne-Anemi namadlelo alo;
74 nasesizweni sakwa-Asheri iMashali namadlelo alo, ne-Abidoni namadlelo alo,
75 neHukoki namadlelo alo, neRehobe namadlelo alo;
76 nasesizweni sakwaNafetali iKedeshi eGalile namadlelo alo, neHamoni namadlelo alo, neKiriyatayimi namadlelo alo.
77 Aseleyo, amadodana kaMerari, anikwa esizweni sakwaZebuloni iRimono namadlelo alo neGhabori namadlelo alo,
78 naphesheya kweJordani ngaseJeriko ngasempumalanga kwaseJordani esizweni sakwaRubeni iBeseri ehlane namadlelo alo, neJahasa namadlelo alo,
79 neKedemoti namadlelo alo, neMefahati namadlelo alo;
80 nasesizweni sakwaGadi iRamoti kwaGileyadi namadlelo alo, neMahanayimi namadlelo alo,
81 neHeshiboni namadlelo alo, neJazeri namadlelo alo.


Isahluko 7

1 Amadodana ka-Isakare: ngoThola, noPhuwa, noJashubi, noShimroni, bebane.
2 Amadodana kaThola: ngo-Uzi, noRefaya, noJeriyeli, noJahemayi, no-Ibisamu, noShemuweli, izinhloko zezindlu zawoyise, abakwaThola, amaqhawe anamandla ngezizukulwane zawo; umumo wawo ngezinsuku zikaDavide wawuyizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili nambili namakhulu ayisithupha.
3 Amadodana ka-Uzi: nguJizirahiya; amadodana kaJizirahiya: ngoMikayeli, no-Obadiya, noJoweli, noJishiya, beyisihlanu, beyizinhloko bonke.
4 Kanye nawo kwakukhona ngezizukulwane zawo ngezindlu zawoyise amaviyo empi yokulwa, abayizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amathathu nesithupha, ngokuba babe nabafazi abaningi namadodana amaningi.
5 Abafowabo kuyo yonke imindeni ka-Isakare, amaqhawe anamandla, babe yizinkulungwane ezingamashumi ayisishiyagalombili nesikhombisa, bebhalwe bonke ngezizukulwane zabo.
6 Amadodana kaBenjamini: ngoBela, noBekeri, noJediyayeli, bebathathu.
7 Amadodana kaBela: ngo-Esiboni, no-Uzi, no-Uziyeli, noJerimoti, no-Iri, beyisihlanu, izinhloko zezindlu zawoyise, amaqhawe anamandla, beyizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili nambili namashumi amathathu nane, bebhalwe ngezizukulwane zabo.
8 Amadodana kaBekeri: ngoZemira, noJowashi, no-Eliyezeri, no-Eliyohenayi, no-Omri, noJeremoti, no-Abiya, no-Anathoti, no-Alemeti. Bonke labo babe ngamadodana kaBekeri.
9 Babhalwa ngezizukulwane zabo, beyizinhloko zezindlu zawoyise, amaqhawe anamandla, beyizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili namakhulu amabili.
10 Amadodana kaJediyayeli: nguBilihani; amadodana kaBilihani: ngoJewushe, noBenjamini, no-Ehudi, noKhenahana, noZethani, noTharishishi, no-Ahishahari.
11 Bonke labo babe ngamadodana kaJediyayeli ngezinhloko zezindlu zawoyise, amaqhawe anamandla, beyizinkulungwane eziyishumi nesikhombisa namakhulu amabili abangaphuma impi ukuyokulwa.
12 OShuphimi noHuphimi babe ngamadodana ka-Iri; uHushimi wayeyindodana ka-Aheri.
13 Amadodana kaNafetali: ngoJasiyeli, noGuni, noJeseri, noShalumi, amadodana kaBiliha.
14 Amadodana kaManase: ngu-Asiriyeli owamzalelayo umkakhe; isancinza sakhe umAramukazi sazala uMakiri uyise kaGileyadi.
15 UMakiri wathathela oHuphimi noShuphimi abafazi; igama likadadewabo lalinguMahakha. Igama lowesibili lalinguSelofehadi; uSelofehadi wayenamadodakazi.
16 UMahakha umkaMakiri wazala indodana, waqamba igama layo ngokuthi uPhereshi; igama lomfowabo lalinguShereshi; amadodana akhe ayengo-Ulamu noRakemi.
17 Amadodana ka-Ulamu: nguBedani. Labo babe ngamadodana kaGileyadi kaMakiri kaManase.
18 Udadewabo uHamoleketi wazala o-Ishihodi, no-Abiyezeri, noMahela.
19 Amadodana kaShemida ayengo-Ahiyani, noShekemi, noLikihi, no-Aniyamu.
20 Amadodana ka-Efrayimi: ngoShuthela, noBeredi indodana yakhe, noTahati indodana yakhe, no-Eleyada indodana yakhe, noTahati indodana yakhe,
21 noZabadi indodana yakhe, noShuthela indodana yakhe, no-Ezeri no-Eleyadi ababulawa ngabantu baseGati ababezelwe kulelo zwe, ngokuba behla ukuthatha izinkomo zabo.
22 U-Efrayimi uyise walila izinsuku eziningi; abafowabo beza ukumduduza.
23 Wangena kumkakhe; wamitha, wazala indodana, waqamba igama layo ngokuthi uBeriya, ngokuba indlu yakhe yayisengozini.
24 Indodakazi yakhe yayinguSheyera owakha iBeti Horoni laseNzansi nelaseNhla, ne-Uzeni Sheyera.
25 URefa wayeyindodana yakhe, noReshefi, noThela indodana yakhe, noThahani indodana yakhe,
26 noLadani indodana yakhe, no-Amihudi indodana yakhe, no-Elishama indodana yakhe,
27 noNuni indodana yakhe, noJoshuwa indodana yakhe.
28 Ifa labo nezindawo zabo zokuhlala kwakuyiBethele nemizana yalo, nangasempumalanga iNaharani, nangasentshonalanga iGezeri nemizana yalo, neShekemi nemizana yalo, kwaze kwaba se-Aya nemizana yalo;
29 nangasemikhawulweni yabantwana bakwaManase iBeti Sheyani nemizana yalo, neThahanaki nemizana yalo, neMegido nemizana yalo, neDori nemizana yalo. Kuleyo kwahlala abantwana bakaJosefa indodana ka-Israyeli.
30 Amadodana ka-Asheri: ngoJimna, no-Ishiva, no-Ishivi, noBeriya, kanye noSera udadewabo.
31 Amadodana kaBeriya: ngoHebere noMalikiyeli owayenguyise kaBirizayiti.
32 UHebere wazala oJafeleti, noShomeri, noHothamu, noShuwa udadewabo.
33 Amadodana kaJafeleti: ngoPhasaki, noBimihali, no-Ashivati. Labo babe ngabantwana bakaJafeleti.
34 Amadodana kaShemeri: ngo-Ahi, noRohiga, noJehuba, no-Aramu.
35 Amadodana kaHelemi umfowabo: ngoSofa, noJimna, noSheleshi, no-Amali.
36 Amadodana kaSofa: ngoShuwa, noHarineferi, noShuhali, noBeri, no-Imra,
37 noBeseri, noHodi, noShama, noShilisha, noJitrani, noBeyera.
38 Amadodana kaJetheri: ngoJefune, noPhisipha, no-Ara.
39 Amadodana ka-Ula: ngo-Ara, noHaniyeli, noRisiya.
40 Bonke labo babe ngabantwana baka-Asheri, izinhloko zezindlu zawoyise, amaqhawe akhethekileyo anamandla, izinhloko zezikhulu. Umumo wabo ubhalwe ngezizukulwane zabo ukuba balwe empini wawungabantu abayizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili nesithupha.


Isahluko 8

1 UBenjamini wazala uBela izibulo lakhe, no-Ashibeli owesibili, no-Ahara owesithathu,
2 noNoha owesine, noRafa owesihlanu.
3 UBela wayenamadodana: ngo-Adari, noGera, no-Abihudi,
4 no-Abishuwa, noNahamani, no-Ahowa,
5 noGera, noShefufani, noHuramu.
6 Nanka amadodana ka-Ehudi, izinhloko zezindlu zawoyise zabakhe eGeba, ezathunjelwa eManahati,
7 zathunjwa ngoNahamani, no-Ahiya, noGera owazala o-Uza no-Ahihudi.
8 UShaharayimi wazala abantwana ezweni lakwaMowabi esemukisile oHushimi noBahara omkakhe.
9 Wazala kuHodeshi umkakhe oJobabi, noSibiya, noMesha, noMalikamu,
10 noJewuse, noShakiya, noMirima. Labo babe ngamadodana akhe, izinhloko zezindlu zawoyise.
11 Wazala kuHushimi o-Abithubi no-Eliphahali.
12 Amadodana ka-Eliphahali: ngo-Ebere, noMishamu, noShemedi, abakha i-Ono neLodi nemizana yawo,
13 noBeriya, noShema, ababe yizinhloko zezindlu zawoyise zabakhe e-Ajaloni, abaxosha abakhe eGati;
14 no-Ahiyo, noShashaki, noJeremoti,
15 noZebadiya, no-Aradi, no-Edere,
16 noMikayeli, noJishipha, noJoha, amadodana kaBeriya,
17 noZebadiya, noMeshulamu, noHiziki, noHebere,
18 no-Ishmerayi, noJiziliya, noJobabi, amadodana ka-Eliphahali,
19 noJakimi, noZikiri, noZabidi,
20 no-Eliyenayi, noSilethayi, no-Eliyeli,
21 no-Adaya, noBeraya, noShimrati, amadodana kaShimeyi,
22 noJishiphani, no-Ebere, no-Eliyeli,
23 no-Abidoni, noZikiri, noHanani,
24 noHananiya, no-Elamu, no-Anithothiya,
25 no-Ifideya, noPhenuweli, amadodana kaShashaki,
26 noShamusherayi, noShehariya, no-Athaliya,
27 noJahareshiya, no-Eliya, noZikiri, amadodana kaJerohamu.
28 Labo babe yizinhloko zezindlu zawoyise, izinhloko ezizukulwaneni zabo, bahlala eJerusalema.
29 EGibeyoni kwahlala uyise kaGibeyoni ogama lomkakhe lalinguMahakha;
30 izibulo lakhe lalingu-Abidoni, kanye noSuri, noKishi, noBali, noNadabi,
31 noGedori, no-Ahiyo, noZekeri.
32 Kepha uMikiloti wazala uShimeya. Nabo bahlala nabafowabo eJerusalema malungana nabafowabo.
33 UNeri wazala uKishi; uKishi wazala uSawule; uSawule wazala oJonathani, noMaliki Shuwa, no-Abinadaba, no-Eshi Bali.
34 Indodana kaJonathani yayinguMeribi Bali; uMeribi Bali wazala uMika.
35 Amadodana kaMika: ngoPhithoni, noMeleki, noThareya, no-Ahazi.
36 U-Ahazi wazala uJehohada; uJehohada wazala o-Alemeti, no-Azimaveti, noZimri; uZimri wazala uMosa;
37 uMosa wazala uBineya; uRafa wayeyindodana yakhe; ngu-Eleyasa indodana yakhe, ngu-Aseli indodana yakhe;
38 u-Aseli wayenamadodana ayisithupha; amagama awo yilawa: o-Azirikamu, noBokeru, no-Ishmayeli, noShehariya, no-Obadiya, noHanani. Bonke labo babe ngamadodana ka-Aseli.
39 Amadodana ka-Esheki umfowabo: ngu-Ulamu izibulo lakhe, noJewushe owesibili, no-Elifeleti owesithathu.
40 Amadodana ka-Ulamu ayengamaqhawe anamandla, ansala umnsalo; ayenamadodana amaningi namadodana amadodana amaningi, eyikhulu namashumi ayisihlanu. Labo babe ngamadodana kaBenjamini.


Isahluko 9

1 Wabhalwa-ke wonke u-Israyeli ngezizukulwane; bheka, balotshiwe encwadini yamakhosi akwa-Israyeli; uJuda wathunjelwa eBabele ngeziphambeko zakhe.
2 Abakhileyo kuqala emafeni abo emizini yabo babe ngu-Israyeli, nabapristi, namaLevi, namaNethini.
3 EJerusalema kwahlala kubantwana bakwaJuda, nakubantwana bakwaBenjamini, nakubantwana bakwa-Efrayimi noManase:
4 ngu-Uthayi ka-Amihudi ka-Omri ka-Imri kaBani kubantwana bakwaPheresi kaJuda.
5 KumaShiloni: ngu-Asaya izibulo namadodana akhe.
6 Kumadodana kaZera: nguJehuweli nabafowabo, bengamakhulu ayisithupha namashumi ayisishiyagalolunye.
7 Kumadodana kaBenjamini: nguSalu kaMeshulamu kaHodaviya kaHasenuwa,
8 no-Ibineya indodana kaJerohamu, no-Ela ka-Uzi kaMikiri, noMeshulamu kaShefathiya kaRehuweli kaJibiniya,
9 nabafowabo ngezizukulwane zabo, bengamakhulu ayisishiyagalolunye namashumi ayisihlanu nesithupha. Bonke labo bantu babe yizinhloko zezindlu zawoyise ngokwezindlu zawoyise.
10 Kubapristi: ngoJedaya, noJehoyaribi, noJakini,
11 no-Azariya kaHilikiya kaMeshulamu kaSadoki kaMerayoti ka-Ahithubi, umphathi wendlu kaNkulunkulu,
12 no-Adaya kaJerohamu kaPhashuri kaMalikhiya noMahasayi ka-Adiyeli kaJahizera kaMeshulamu kaMeshilemiti ka-Imeri,
13 nabafowabo, izinhloko zezindlu zawoyise, beyinkulungwane namakhulu ayisikhombisa namashumi ayisithupha, amadoda ahlakaniphile emsebenzini wenkonzo yasendlini kaNkulunkulu.
14 KumaLevi: nguShemaya kaHashubi ka-Azirikamu kaHashabiya kumadodana kaMerari,
15 noBakibakari, noHereshi, noGalali, noMathaniya kaMika kaZikiri ka-Asafa,
16 no-Obadiya kaShemaya kaGalali kaJeduthuni, noBerekiya ka-Asa ka-Elkana owahlala emizaneni yamaNethofa,
17 nabalindisango oShalumi, no-Akubi, noThalimoni, no-Ahimani, nabafowabo; uShalumi wayeyinhloko.
18 Kwaze kwaba kuleso sikhathi babe sesangweni lenkosi ngasempumalanga; babe ngabalindisango bekamu labantwana bakwaLevi.
19 UShalumi kaKore ka-Ebiyasafa kaKora, nabafowabo bendlu kayise, amaKorahi, babephethe umsebenzi wenkonzo, bengabalindisango etabernakele; oyise babemele ikamu likaJehova bengabalindisango.
20 UFinehasi indodana ka-Eleyazare wayengumbusi phezu kwabo ngesikhathi esidlulileyo. UJehova wayenaye.
21 UZakariya indodana kaMeshelemiya wayengumlindisango etendeni lokuhlangana.
22 Bonke labo ababekhethiwe ukuba babe ngabalindisango babe ngamakhulu amabili neshumi nambili. Babhalwa ngezizukulwane emizaneni yabo, bamiswa ngoDavide noSamuweli umboni ezikhundleni zabo.
23 Bona nabantwana babo babephethe amasango endlu kaJehova, indlu yetende, belinda.
24 Abalindi babekhona ezinhlangothini ezine: ngasempumalanga, nangasentshonalanga, nangasenyakatho, nangaseningizimu.
25 Abafowabo emizaneni yabo babeyakungena emva kwezinsuku eziyisikhombisa njalo izikhathi ngezikhathi ukuba babe nabo,
26 ngokuba abalindi abane abakhulu ababe ngamaLevi babe sesikhundleni njalo, bephethe amakamelo nengcebo endlini kaNkulunkulu.
27 Bahlala ebusuku bezungeza indlu kaNkulunkulu, ngokuba kwakungokwabo ukuyilinda, kwakungokwabo futhi ukuyivula ekuseni imihla ngemihla.
28 Abanye babephethe izitsha zenkonzo, ngokuba zangeniswa ngokubalwa, zakhishwa ngokubalwa.
29 Abanye kubo babemiselwe impahla, nezitsha zonke zendlu engcwele, nempuphu, newayini, namafutha, nenhlaka, namakha.
30 Abanye bamadodana abapristi bagxoba amakha aba ngamafutha.
31 UMatithiya, omunye wamaLevi, owayeyizibulo likaShalumi umKorahi wayenesikhundla sokubheka izinto ezenziwa amakhanzini.
32 Abanye abafowabo bamadodana amaKohati babephethe izinkwa zokubukwa ukuba bazilungise onke amasabatha.
33 Kepha abanye, abahlabeleli, izinhloko zezindlu zawoyise zamaLevi, babe semakamelweni bekhululekile kokunye, ngokuba babe semsebenzini wabo imini nobusuku.
34 Labo babe yizinhloko zezindlu zawoyise bamaLevi, izinhloko ezizukulwaneni zabo, bahlala eJerusalema.
35 EGibeyoni kwahlala uyise kaGibeyoni uJehiyeli ogama lomkakhe lalinguMahakha,
36 nendodana yakhe eyizibulo u-Abidoni, kanye noSuri, noKishi, noBali, noNeri, noNadabi,
37 noGedori, no-Ahiyo, noZakariya, noMikiloti.
38 UMikiloti wazala uShimeyamu. Nabo bahlala nabafowabo eJerusalema malungana nabafowabo.
39 UNeri wazala uKishi; uKishi wazala uSawule; uSawule wazala oJonathani, noMaliki Shuwa, no-Abinadaba, no-Eshi Bali.
40 Indodana kaJonathani yayinguMeribi Bali; uMeribi Bali wazala uMika.
41 Amadodana kaMika: ngoPhithoni, noMeleki, noThareya, no-Ahazi.
42 U-Ahazi wazala uJara; uJara wazala o-Alemeti, no-Azimaveti, noZimri; uZimri wazala uMosa;
43 uMosa wazala uBineya; uRefaya wayeyindodana yakhe; ngu-Eleyasa indodana yakhe, ngu-Aseli indodana yakhe;
44 u-Aseli wayenamadodana ayisithupha; amagama awo yilawa: o-Azirikamu, noBokeru, no-Ishmayeli, noShehariya, no-Obadiya, noHanani; labo babe ngamadodana ka-Aseli.


Isahluko 10

1 AmaFilisti alwa no-Israyeli; abantu bakwa-Israyeli babaleka phambi kwamaFilisti, bawa begwaziwe entabeni yaseGilibowa.
2 AmaFilisti axosha uSawule namadodana akhe; amaFilisti abulala oJonathani, no-Abinadaba, noMaliki Shuwa, amadodana kaSawule.
3 Impi yaba nzima kuSawule; abacibishelayo bamfica; wakhathazeka ngenxa yabacibishelayo.
4 USawule wayesethi odibini lwezikhali zakhe: Hosha inkemba yakho, ungigwaze ngayo, funa labo abangasokile bafike, bangone. Kepha aluvumanga udibi lwezikhali zakhe, ngokuba lwesaba kakhulu. Ngalokho uSawule wayithatha inkemba, wawela phezu kwayo.
5 Udibi lwezikhali zakhe selubonile ukuthi uSawule ufile, lwawela nalo phezu kwenkemba, lwafa.
6 Wafa-ke uSawule namadodana akhe amathathu; nendlu yakhe yonke yafa kanyekanye.
7 Lapho bonke abantu bakwa-Israyeli ababe sesigodini bebona ukuthi babaleka nokuthi uSawule namadodana akhe bafile, bashiya imizi yabo, babaleka; amaFilisti afika, ahlala kuyo.
8 Kwathi ngangomuso, lapho amaFilisti efika ukuphanga ababuleweyo, afumana uSawule namadodana akhe bewile entabeni yaseGilibowa.
9 Amphanga, athatha ikhanda lakhe nezikhali zakhe, akuthuma ezweni lamaFilisti nxazonke ukukumemezela kuzo izithombe zawo nakubantu.
10 Azibeka izikhali zakhe endlini yawonkulunkulu bawo, abethela ikhanda lakhe endlini kaDagoni.
11 Selizwile iJabeshi Gileyadi konke amaFilisti ayekwenzile kuSawule,
12 kwasuka onke amadoda anamandla, asithatha isidumbu sikaSawule nezidumbu zamadodana akhe, aziletha eJabeshi, awembela amathambo abo phansi kwe-oki eJabeshi, azila ukudla izinsuku eziyisikhombisa.
13 Wafa kanjalo-ke uSawule ngesiphambeko sakhe aphambuka ngaso kuJehova ngenxa yezwi likaJehova angaligcinanga nangokuba kade eyile ukubhula konedlozi ukuba abuze kuye,
14 engabuzanga kuJehova; ngalokho-ke wambulala, wabuyisela umbuso kuDavide indodana kaJese.


Isahluko 11

1 Wonke u-Israyeli wabuthana kuDavide, wathi: “Bheka, thina siyithambo lakho nenyama yakho.
2 Nangesikhathi esidlulileyo uSawule eseyinkosi, nguwe owakhipha nowangenisa u-Israyeli; uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho wathi kuwe: ‘Wena uyakwalusa abantu bami u-Israyeli, wena uyakuba ngumbusi wabantu bami u-Israyeli.’ ”
3 Kwase kufika onke amalunga akwa-Israyeli enkosini eHebroni; uDavide wenza isivumelwano nawo eHebroni phambi kukaJehova; amgcoba uDavide ukuba abe yinkosi kwa-Israyeli njengezwi likaJehova ngesandla sikaSamuweli.
4 UDavide naye wonke u-Israyeli baya eJerusalema eliyiJebusi; amaJebusi ayakhe kulelo zwe ayeselapho.
5 Abakhileyo eJebusi bathi kuDavide: “Awuyikungena lapha.” UDavide wathatha nokho inqaba yaseSiyoni engumuzi kaDavide.
6 UDavide wathi: “Lowo ochitha amaJebusi kuqala uyakuba yinhloko nenduna.” Kwenyuka kuqala uJowabe indodana kaSeruya, waba yinhloko.
7 UDavide wahlala enqabeni; ngalokho bayibiza ngokuthi umuzi kaDavide.
8 Wakha umuzi nxazonke kusukela eMilo kuya nxazonke; uJowabe wavusa okuseleyo komuzi.
9 UDavide waqhubeka njalo ngokukhula, ngokuba uJehova Sebawoti wayenaye.
10 Yilaba abayizinhloko zamaqhawe uDavide ayenazo, zibambelela kuye ngamandla ebukhosini bakhe kanye naye wonke u-Israyeli ukumbeka inkosi njengezwi likaJehova ngo-Israyeli.
11 Nanku umumo wamaqhawe uDavide ayenawo: uJashobehamu indodana yomHakimoni, inhloko yamashumi amathathu; waphakamisela abangamakhulu amathathu umkhonto wakhe, wababulala ngasikhathi sinye.
12 Emva kwakhe ngu-Eleyazare indodana kaDodo umAhohi owayengomunye wamaqhawe amathathu.
13 WayenoDavide ePhasi Damimi; amaFilisti abuthana khona ukuyokulwa, lapho kwakukhona isiqephu sezwe esigcwele ibhali; abantu babaleka ebusweni bamaFilisti.
14 Bema phakathi nesiqephu sezwe, basophula, bawabulala amaFilisti; uJehova wabasindisa ngokusindisa okukhulu.
15 Kwehla abathathu kwabayizinhloko ezingamashumi amathathu, baya etsheni kuDavide emhumeni wase-Adulamu; impi yamaFilisti yayimise esiGodini samaRefa.
16 UDavide wayesesenqabeni, ikhanda lamaFilisti laliseBetlehema.
17 UDavide wanxanela, wathi: “Hawu, sengathi ngingaphuziswa amanzi asemthonjeni waseBetlehema owawungasesangweni.”
18 Labo abathathu bafohla ikamu lamaFilisti, bakha amanzi emthonjeni waseBetlehema owawungasesangweni, bawathatha, bawaletha kuDavide; kepha uDavide akavumanga ukuwaphuza, kodwa wawathululela uJehova, wathi:
19 “UNkulunkulu wami makangenqabele ukuba ngenze lokhu; ngiyakuphuza igazi lalaba bantu ababe sengozini na?” Ngokuba bawaletha besengozini; akavumanga ukuwaphuza. Lezo zinto zenziwa yilawa maqhawe amathathu.
20 U-Abishayi umfowabo kaJowabe wayeyinhloko yabathathu, ngokuba waphakamisela abangamakhulu amathathu umkhonto wakhe, wababulala, waba negama phakathi kwalaba abathathu.
21 Kulaba abathathu wayetusekile kunababili, waba yisikhulu sabo, kepha akafinyelelanga kwabathathu bokuqala.
22 NoBenaya indodana kaJehoyada, indodana yendoda enamandla, owayenze imisebenzi emikhulu, owaseKabiseyeli, wabulala amaqhawe amabili akwaMowabi; futhi wehla, wabulala ingonyama phakathi komgodi ngosuku lweqhwa.
23 Wabulala nowaseGibithe, umuntu omude, eyizingalo eziyisihlanu; esandleni sowaseGibithe kwakukhona umkhonto onjengogongolo lomaluki; wehlela kuye ephethe induku nje, wawuhlwitha umkhonto esandleni sowaseGibithe, wambulala ngomkhonto wakhe.
24 Lezo zinto wazenza uBenaya indodana kaJehoyada, waba negama phakathi kwalawo maqhawe amathathu.
25 Bheka, wayetusekile kunabangamashumi amathathu, kepha akafinyelelanga kwabathathu bokuqala; uDavide wambeka phezu kwabalindi bakhe.
26 Amaqhawe anamandla nanka: u-Asaheli umfowabo kaJowabe, no-Elihanani indodana kaDodo waseBetlehema,
27 noShamoti waseHarori, noHelesi wasePheloni,
28 no-Ira indodana ka-Ikheshi waseThekhowa, no-Abiyezeri wase-Anathoti,
29 noSibekayi umHushati, no-Ilayi umAhohi,
30 noMaharayi waseNethofa, noHeledi indodana kaBahana waseNethofa,
31 no-Ithayi indodana kaRibayi waseGibeya labantwana bakwaBenjamini, noBenaya wasePirathoni,
32 noHurayi wangasemifudlaneni yakwaGahashi, no-Abiyeli wase-Araba,
33 no-Azimaveti waseBaharumi, no-Eliyaba waseShahaliboni,
34 namadodana kaHashemi waseGizoni, noJonathani indodana kaShage waseHarari,
35 no-Ahiyamu indodana kaSakri waseHarari, no-Elifali indodana ka-Uri,
36 noHeferi waseMekeri, no-Ahiya wasePheloni,
37 noHesiro waseKarmeli, noNaharayi indodana ka-Ezibayi,
38 noJoweli umfowabo kaNathani, noMibihari indodana kaHagiri,
39 noSeleki wakwa-Amoni, noNaharayi waseBeroti, udibi lukaJowabe indodana kaSeruya,
40 no-Ira waseJetheri, noGarebi waseJetheri,
41 no-Uriya umHeti, noZabadi indodana ka-Ahilayi,
42 no-Adina indodana kaShiza wakwaRubeni, inhloko yakwaRubeni, enabangamashumi amathathu,
43 noHanani indodana kaMahakha, noJeshoshafati umMiteni,
44 no-Uziya wase-Ashitaroti, noShama noJehiyeli amadodana kaHothamu wase-Aroweri,
45 noJediyayeli indodana kaShimri, noJoha umfowabo umThisi,
46 no-Eliyeli umMahavi, noJeribayi noJoshaviya amadodana ka-Elinahama, no-Itima wakwaMowabi,
47 no-Eliyeli, no-Obede, noJahashiyeli umMesoba.


Isahluko 12

1 Nampa abafika kuDavide eSikilagi esagogobele ebusweni bukaSawule indodana kaKishi; babe phakathi kwamaqhawe, abasizi bakhe empini.
2 Babehlomile iminsalo, besebenzisa isandla sokunene nesokhohlo ekuphonseni amatshe nasekucibisheleni imicibisholo ngomnsalo; ababe kubafowabo bakaSawule kwaBenjamini kwakuyilaba:
3 inhloko u-Ahiyezeri noJowashi amadodana kaShemaha waseGibeya, noJeziyeli noPheleti amadodana ka-Azimaveti, noBerakha, noJehu wase-Anathoti,
4 no-Ishmaya waseGibeyoni, iqhawe phakathi kwabangamashumi amathathu, ebaphethe abangamashumi amathathu, noJeremiya, noJahaziyeli, noJohanani, noJozabadi waseGedera,
5 no-Eluzayi, noJerimoti, noBehaliya, noShemariya, noShefathiya umHarufi,
6 no-Elkana, noJishiya, no-Azareli, noJohezeri, noJashobehamu, amaKora,
7 noJowela noZebadiya, amadodana kaJerohamu waseGedori.
8 KwabakwaGadi abanye bazahlukanisa baya kuDavide enqabeni ehlane, amaqhawe anamandla, abantu abazilungiselele ukulwa, abakwazi ukuphatha isihlangu nomkhonto, ababuso babo bafana nobuso bezingonyama, abanejubane njengezinsephe ezintabeni:
9 ngu-Ezeri inhloko, no-Obadiya owesibili, no-Eliyabe owesithathu,
10 noMishimana owesine, noJeremiya owesihlanu,
11 no-Athayi owesithupha, no-Eliyeli owesikhombisa,
12 noJohanani owesishiyagalombili, no-Elizabadi owesishiyagalolunye,
13 noJeremiya oweshumi, noMakibanayi oweshumi nanye.
14 Lawo madodana kaGadi ayeyizinhloko zempi; encinyane kuwo yayilingana nekhulu, yalingana nenkulungwane.
15 Yilabo ababewela iJordani ngenyanga yokuqala, ligcwele liphuphuma zonke izingu zalo; baxosha bonke abasezigodini ngasempumalanga nangasentshonalanga.
16 Kwafika nabantwana bakwaBenjamini noJuda enqabeni kuDavide.
17 UDavide waphuma ukubahlangabeza, wathatha, wathi kubo: �Uma nize nokuthula kimi ukungisiza, inhliziyo yami iyakuba nye nani, kepha uma kungukungikhohlisa ezitheni zami, lokhu kungekho okubi ezandleni zami, uNkulunkulu wawobaba makakubheke, akujezise.�
18 Kwase kwehla umoya phezu kuka-Amasayi owayeyinhloko yabangamashumi amathathu, wathi: �Singabakho thina, Davide, sinawe, wena ndodana kaJese; ukuthula, ukuthula makube nawe, ukuthula makube nabakusizayo, ngokuba uNkulunkulu wakho uyakusiza.� Wayesebamukela uDavide, wabenza izinhloko zeviyo.
19 Kwafika abanye kwabakwaManase kuDavide, lapho efika namaFilisti ukulwa noSawule, kepha abawasizanga, ngokuba izinduna zamaFilisti sezilulekene zammukisa, zathi: �Uyakuhlubukela enkosini yakhe uSawule, amakhanda ethu abe sengozini.�
20 Ekuyeni kwakhe eSikilagi kwahlubukela kuye kwabakwaManase o-Adina, noJozabadi, noJediyayeli, noMikayeli, noJozabadi, no-Elihu, noSilethayi, izinhloko zezinkulungwane zabakwaManase.
21 Bamsiza uDavide eviyweni, ngokuba babe ngamaqhawe anamandla bonke, beyizinduna zempi.
22 Ngokuba imihla ngemihla bafika kuDavide ukumsiza, kwaze kwaba yimpi enkulu njengempi kaNkulunkulu.
23 Nazi izibalo zezinhloko zababehlomele ukulwa abeza kuDavide eHebroni ukuba baguqulele umbuso kaSawule kuye njengezwi likaJehova.
24 Abantwana bakwaJuda ababephethe izihlangu nemikhonto babeyizinkulungwane eziyisithupha namakhulu ayisishiyagalombili, behlomele ukulwa.
25 Kubantwana bakwaSimeyoni amaqhawe anamandla okulwa yizinkulungwane eziyisikhombisa nekhulu.
26 Kubantwana bakwaLevi yizinkulungwane ezine namakhulu ayisithupha.
27 UJehoyada wayengumholi wakwa-Aroni, enezinkulungwane ezintathu namakhulu ayisikhombisa,
28 noSadoki insizwa eyiqhawe elinamandla, nasendlini kayise izinduna ezingamashumi amabili nambili.
29 Kubantwana bakwaBenjamini, abafowabo bakaSawule, yizinkulungwane ezintathu, ngokuba kuze kube manje imvama yabo yayithembekile endlini kaSawule.
30 Kubantwana bakwa-Efrayimi yizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili namakhulu ayisishiyagalombili, amaqhawe anamandla, abantu abanegama ezindlini zawoyise.
31 Kuyo inxenye yesizwe sakwaManase yizinkulungwane eziyishumi nesishiyagalombili, ezabizwa ngamagama ukuba zize zimbeke uDavide inkosi.
32 Kubantwana bakwa-Isakare ngabazi ukuqonda izikhathi ukuba bazi okufanele ukwenziwa ngu-Israyeli; izinhloko zabo zazingamakhulu amabili; bonke abafowabo balalela izwi labo.
33 KuZebuloni abangaphuma impi, bayihlele impi benezikhali zonke zokulwa, yizinkulungwane ezingamashumi ayisihlanu, bezihlela nganhliziyonye.
34 KuNafetali yizinduna eziyinkulungwane, zinezinkulungwane ezingamashumi amathathu nesikhombisa eziphethe isihlangu nomkhonto.
35 KwabakwaDani abangahlela impi yizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili nesishiyagalombili namakhulu ayisithupha.
36 Ku-Asheri abangaphuma impi, bayihlele impi, yizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amane.
37 Ngaphesheya kweJordani kwabakwaGadi nasenxenyeni yesizwe sakwaManase, benezikhali zonke zempi zokulwa, yizinkulungwane eziyikhulu namashumi amabili.
38 Onke lawo madoda empi, angahlela impi, afika eHebroni ngezinhliziyo ezipheleleyo ukubeka uDavide inkosi kwa-Israyeli; nabo bonke abaseleyo bakwa-Israyeli babenhliziyonye ukumbeka uDavide inkosi.
39 Babe lapho noDavide izinsuku ezintathu, bedla, bephuza, ngokuba abafowabo babebalungisele.
40 Ababe seduze nabo kuze kube kwa-Isakare, nakwaZebuloni, nakwaNafetali baletha isinkwa ngezimbongolo, nangamakamela, nangeminyuzi, nangezinkabi, nokudla kwempuphu, nezigaxa zamakhiwane, nezigaxa zezithelo zomvini ezomileyo, newayini, namafutha, nezinkabi, nezimvu eziningi, ngokuba kwakukhona ukuthokoza kwa-Israyeli.


Isahluko 13

1 UDavide welulekana nezinduna zezinkulungwane nezamakhulu, nabaholi bonke.
2 UDavide wathi kulo lonke ibandla lakwa-Israyeli: “Uma kukuhle kini, uma kuvela kuJehova uNkulunkulu wethu, masihlakazeke sithumele kubafowethu abasele ezweni lonke lakwa-Israyeli kanye nabapristi namaLevi emizini yabo enamadlelo ukuba babuthane kithi,
3 sibuyisele kithi umphongolo kaNkulunkulu wethu, ngokuba asiwufunanga ezinsukwini zikaSawule.”
4 Lonke ibandla lathi liyakwenze njalo, ngokuba leyo nto yayilungile emehlweni abo bonke abantu.
5 UDavide wayesebutha wonke u-Israyeli kusukela eSihori laseGibithe kuze kube sekuyeni eHamati ukususa umphongolo kaNkulunkulu eKiriyati Jeharimi.
6 UDavide wenyukela kanye naye wonke u-Israyeli eBahala, okungukuthi iKiriyati Jeharimi elalingelakwaJuda, ukukhuphula khona umphongolo kaNkulunkulu uJehova ohlezi phezu kwamakherubi, owawubizwa ngegama lakhe.
7 Bawuhambisa umphongolo kaNkulunkulu ngengqukumbane entsha, bewukhipha endlini ka-Abinadaba; o-Uza no-Ahiyo bashayela ingqukumbane.
8 UDavide naye wonke u-Israyeli bathokoza ebusweni bukaNkulunkulu ngamandla onke ngamahubo, nangamahabhu, nangezingubhu, nangezigubhu, nangamasimbali, nangamacilongo.
9 Ekufikeni kwabo esibuyeni sikaKidoni u-Uza welula isandla sakhe ukubamba umphongolo, ngokuba izinkabi zashelela.
10 Intukuthelo kaJehova yamvuthela u-Uza, wamshaya, ngokuba welulela isandla emphongolweni; wafela khona lapho phambi kukaNkulunkulu.
11 UDavide wadabuka ngokuba uJehova emhlasele u-Uza, wayibiza leyo ndawo ngokuthi iPheresi-Uza kuze kube namuhla.
12 UDavide wamesaba uNkulunkulu ngalolo suku; wathi: “Ngizakuletha kanjani umphongolo kaNkulunkulu kimi na?”
13 UDavide akawuyisanga umphongolo kuye emzini kaDavide, kepha wawubuyisela eceleni endlini ka-Obede Edomi umGiti.
14 Umphongolo kaNkulunkulu wahlala nabendlu ka-Obede Edomi endlini yakhe izinyanga ezintathu; uJehova wayibusisa indlu ka-Obede Edomi nakho konke anakho.


Isahluko 14

1 UHiramu inkosi yaseTire wathuma izithunywa kuDavide, nemisedari, nabakhi, nababazi ukuba bamakhele indlu.
2 UDavide waqonda ukuthi uJehova wayemmisile impela ukuba abe yinkosi kwa-Israyeli, ngokuba umbuso wakhe waphakanyiselwa phezulu ngenxa yabantu bakhe u-Israyeli.
3 UDavide wathatha abanye abafazi eJerusalema, uDavide wazala amanye amadodana namadodakazi.
4 Nanka amagama abantwana ayenabo eJerusalema: oShamuvwa, noShobabi, noNathani, noSolomoni,
5 noJibari, no-Elishuwa, no-Elipheleti,
6 noNoga, noNefegi, noJafiya,
7 no-Elishama, noBeyeliyada, no-Elifeleti.
8 AmaFilisti esezwile ukuthi uDavide ugcotshiwe ukuba abe yinkosi kwa-Israyeli wonke, onke amaFilisti enyuka ukumfuna uDavide; uDavide wakuzwa, waphuma ukuwahlasela.
9 AmaFilisti esefikile ukungenela isiGodi samaRefa,
10 uDavide wabuza kuNkulunkulu, wathi: “Ngenyukele ukuhlasela amaFilisti na? Uyakuwanikela esandleni sami na?” UJehova wathi kuye: “Yenyuka, ngokuba ngiyakuwanikela esandleni sakho.”
11 Base benyukela eBali Pherasimi, uDavide wawachitha; uDavide wathi: “UNkulunkulu ufohlele izitha zami ngesandla sami njengokufohla kwamanzi.” Ngalokho baqamba igama laleyo ndawo ngokuthi iBali Pherasimi.
12 Ashiya khona onkulunkulu bawo; uDavide wathi mabashiswe ngomlilo.
13 AmaFilisti abuye angenela isigodi.
14 UDavide waphinda wabuza kuNkulunkulu; uNkulunkulu wathi kuye: “Ungenyuki emva kwawo; wagwegwesele, uwafikele malungana namajikijolo.
15 Kuyakuthi lapho usuzwa umsindo wokuhamba ezihlokweni zamajikijolo, uphume impi, ngokuba uNkulunkulu uphumile ngaphambi kwakho ukuchitha impi yamaFilisti.”
16 UDavide wenza njengokumyala kukaNkulunkulu, bachitha impi yamaFilisti kusukela eGibeyoni kuze kube seGezeri.
17 Igama likaDavide laphumela emazweni onke; uJehova wehlisela izizwe zonke ingebhe ngaye.


Isahluko 15

1 Wazakhela izindlu emzini kaDavide; walungisela umphongolo kaNkulunkulu indawo, wawumisela itende.
2 Khona uDavide wathi: “Umphongolo kaNkulunkulu nga ungathwalwa muntu, ngamaLevi kuphela, ngokuba yiwona akhethwe nguJehova ukuthwala umphongolo kaNkulunkulu nokumkhonza kuze kube phakade.”
3 UDavide wabuthela wonke u-Israyeli eJerusalema ukukhuphulela umphongolo kaJehova endaweni yawo awulungisele yona.
4 UDavide wabutha amadodana ka-Aroni namaLevi;
5 kumadodana kaKohati: ngu-Uriyeli inhloko nabafowabo, beyikhulu namashumi amabili;
6 kumadodana kaMerari: ngu-Asaya inhloko nabafowabo, bengamakhulu amabili namashumi amabili;
7 kumadodana kaGereshomu: nguJoweli inhloko nabafowabo, beyikhulu namashumi amathathu;
8 kumadodana ka-Elisafani: nguShemaya inhloko nabafowabo, bengamakhulu amabili;
9 kumadodana kaHebroni: ngu-Eliyeli inhloko nabafowabo, bengamashumi ayisihiyagalombili;
10 kumadodana ka-Uziyeli: ngu-Aminadaba inhloko nabafowabo, beyikhulu neshumi nambili.
11 UDavide wabiza oSadoki no-Abiyathara abapristi, namaLevi o-Uriyeli, no-Asaya, noJoweli, noShemaya, no-Eliyeli, no-Aminadaba, wathi kubo:
12 “Nina niyizinhloko zezindlu zawoyise bamaLevi; zingcweliseni nina nabafowenu ukuba niwukhuphulele umphongolo kaJehova uNkulunkulu ka-Israyeli endaweni engiyilungisele wona.
13 Ngokuba ngenxa yokungawuthwali kwenu kuqala uJehova uNkulunkulu wethu wafohla kithina, ngokuba singamfunanga njengomthetho.”
14 Base bezingcwelisa abapristi namaLevi ukuba bawukhuphule umphongolo kaJehova uNkulunkulu ka-Israyeli.
15 Abantwana bamaLevi bawuthwala umphongolo kaNkulunkulu emahlombe abo ngezinti zawo njengokuyala kukaMose ngezwi likaJehova.
16 UDavide washo ezinduneni zamaLevi ukuba zibeke abafowabo abahlabeleli, benezinto zokubetha, izingubhu, namahabhu, namasimbali, bakubethe, baphakamise izwi labo ngokuthokoza.
17 AmaLevi ayesebeka uHemani indodana kaJoweli, nakubafowabo u-Asafa indodana kaBerekiya, nakumadodana kaMerari, abafowabo, u-Ethani indodana kaKushaya,
18 bekanye nabo abafowabo besigaba sesibili: oZakariya, noBeni, noJahaziyeli, noShemiramoti, noJehiyeli, no-Uni, no-Eliyabe, noBenaya, noMahaseya, noMatithiya, no-Elifelehu, noMikineya, no-Obede Edomi, noJehiyeli, abalindisango,
19 nabahlabeleli oHemani no-Asafa no-Ethani ukuba bakhalise amasimbali ethusi,
20 noZakariya, no-Aziyeli, noShemiramoti, noJehiyeli, no-Uni, no-Eliyabe, noMahaseya, noBenaya ukuba babe nezingubhu ezilungiselwe i-Alamoti,
21 noMatithiya, no-Elifelehu, noMikineya, no-Obede Edomi, noJehiyeli, no-Azaziya ukuba babe namahabhu alungiselwe iSheminiti ukuba bahole.
22 UKhenaniya induna yamaLevi wayephethe umsebenzi wokuthwala; wayefundisa ukuthwala ngokuba wayekwazi.
23 OBerekiya no-Elkana babe ngabalindisango bomphongolo.
24 OShebaniya, noJehoshafati, noNethaneli, no-Amasayi, noZakariya, noBenaya, no-Eliyezeri, abapristi, bashaya amacilongo phambi komphongolo kaNkulunkulu; o-Obede Edomi noJehiya babe ngabalindisango bomphongolo.
25 UDavide namalunga akwa-Israyeli nezinduna zezinkulungwane baya ukuwukhuphula umphongolo wesivumelwano sikaJehova endlini ka-Obede Edomi ngokuthokoza;
26 kwathi lapho uNkulunkulu esesizile amaLevi awuthwala umphongolo wesivumelwano sikaJehova, anikela ngezinkunzi eziyisikhombisa nangezinqama eziyisikhombisa.
27 UDavide wayembethe ingubo yelineni elicolekileyo kanye nawo onke amaLevi ayethwala umphongolo, nabahlabeleli, noKhenaniya induna yokuthwala kwabahlabeleli; uDavide wayenengubo yamahlombe yelineni.
28 Wonke u-Israyeli wawukhuphula kanjalo umphongolo wesivumelwano sikaJehova ngokukhamuluka nangezwi lomtshingo, nangamacilongo, nangamasimbali, ebetha izingubhu namahabhu.
29 Kwathi lapho umphongolo wesivumelwano sikaJehova usungena emzini kaDavide, uMikhali indodakazi kaSawule walunguza efasiteleni, wabona inkosi uDavide isina, idlala; wayidelela enhliziyweni yakhe.


Isahluko 16

1 Bawungenisa umphongolo kaNkulunkulu, bawubeka phakathi netende uDavide ayelimisele wona; banikela ngeminikelo yokushiswa nangeminikelo yokuthula phambi kukaNkulunkulu.
2 UDavide eseqedile ukunikela ngomnikelo wokushiswa nangeminikelo yokuthula wababusisa abantu egameni likaJehova.
3 Wabela bonke abantu bakwa-Israyeli, abesilisa nabesifazane, isinkwa saba sinye, nesicubu senyama, nesigaxa sezithelo zomvini ezomileyo.
4 Wabela amaLevi athile ukukhonza phambi komphongolo kaJehova ukuba amkhumbule, ambonge, amdumise uJehova uNkulunkulu ka-Israyeli:
5 ngu-Asafa inhloko nabesigaba sakhe sesibili, oZakariya, noJehiyeli, noShemiramoti, noJehiyeli, noMatithiya, no-Eliyabe, noBenaya, no-Obede Edomi, noJehiyeli, benezingubhu namahabhu, kanye no-Asafa ephethe amasimbali, ewabetha,
6 noBenaya noJahaziyeli abapristi, benamacilongo njalo phambi komphongolo wesivumelwano sikaNkulunkulu.
7 Ngalolo suku uDavide wayeseqala ukuhlela ukuba uJehova abongwe ngesandla sika-Asafa nabafowabo.
8 Bongani uJehova, nibize igama lakhe, nizazise phakathi kwabantu izenzo zakhe.
9 Hlabelelani kuye, nimhubele, nikhulume ngezimangaliso zakhe zonke.
10 Zibongeni egameni lakhe elingcwele; mazithokoze izinhliziyo zabamfuna uJehova.
11 Funani uJehova namandla akhe, nifunisise ubuso bakhe njalo.
12 Khumbulani izimangaliso zakhe azenzileyo, nezibonakaliso zakhe, nezahlulelo zomlomo wakhe,
13 nina nzalo ka-Israyeli, inceku yakhe, nina bantwana bakaJakobe, abakhethiweyo bakhe.
14 Yena unguJehova uNkulunkulu wethu; izahlulelo zakhe zisemhlabeni wonke.
15 Khumbulani isivumelwano sakhe kuze kube phakade, izwi ayala ngalo izizukulwane eziyinkulungwane,
16 avumelana kuso no-Abrahama, nesifungo sakhe ku-Isaka;
17 wasiqinisa kuJakobe, saba ngumthetho, naku-Israyeli, saba yisivumelwano esiphakade,
18 ethi: “Ngizakukunika izwe laseKhanani libe yisabelo sefa lakho,
19 lapho naniyingcosana ngomumo, yebo, lapho naniyingcosana, futhi naniyizihambi kulo.”
20 Bazulazula ezizweni ngezizwe, besuka kulo mbuso, beya kwabanye abantu.
21 Akavumelanga muntu ukubahlupha, wajezisa amakhosi ngenxa yabo,
22 ethi: “Ningathinti abagcotshiweyo bami, ningoni abaprofethi bami.”
23 Hlabelelani kuJehova, mhlaba wonke, nimemeze insindiso yakhe imihla ngemihla.
24 Landani inkazimulo yakhe phakathi kwabezizwe, izimangaliso zakhe phakathi kwabantu bonke.
25 Ngokuba mkhulu uJehova, udumisekile kakhulu; uyesabeka phezu kwabo bonke onkulunkulu.
26 Ngokuba bonke onkulunkulu babezizwe bayizithombe, kepha uJehova walenza izulu.
27 Udumo nobukhosi kusebusweni bakhe; amandla nokuthokoza kusendaweni yakhe.
28 Mnikeni uJehova nina mindeni yabantu, mnikeni uJehova inkazimulo namandla.
29 Mnikeni uJehova inkazimulo yegama lakhe, nilethe umnikelo, nize phambi kwakhe, nikhuleke kuJehova ngobuhle bobungcwele.
30 Thuthumelani ebusweni bakhe, mhlaba wonke; izwe lihlala liqinile, alinakushukunyiswa.
31 Malijabule izulu, umhlaba uthokoze; makuthiwe ezizweni: UJehova uyinkosi.
32 Maluhlokome ulwandle nokugcwala kwalo, amasimu ename nakho konke okukuwo.
33 Khona imithi yehlathi iyakuhuba ngokujabula ebusweni bukaJehova, ngokuba uyeza ukwahlulela umhlaba.
34 Bongani uJehova, ngokuba muhle, ngokuba umusa wakhe umi phakade.
35 Thanini: “Sisindise, Nkulunkulu wokusindiswa kwethu, usibuthe, usophule kwabezizwe ukuba sidumise igama lakho elingcwele, sethabe ekukudumiseni.”
36 Makabongwe uJehova uNkulunkulu ka-Israyeli, kusukela phakade kuze kube phakade. Bonke abantu bathi: “Amen,” bamdumisa uJehova.
37 Wayeseshiya khona ngaphambi komphongolo wesivumelwano sikaJehova u-Asafa nabafowabo ukuba bakhonze phambi komphongolo njalo ngokomsebenzi wemihla ngemihla,
38 kanye no-Obede Edomi nabafowabo abangamashumi ayisithupha nesishiyagalombili u-Obede Edomi indodana kaJeduthuni noHosa babe ngabalindisango
39 noSadoki umpristi nabafowabo abapristi ngaphambi kwetabernakele likaJehova endaweni ephakemeyo eyayiseGibeyoni
40 ukuba banikele njalo ngeminikelo yokushiswa phezu kwe-altare lomnikelo wokushiswa ekuseni nakusihlwa njengakho konke okulotshiweyo emthethweni kaJehova ayala ngawo u-Israyeli,
41 bekanye nabo oHemani noJeduthuni nensali yabakhethiweyo abakhonjwa ngamagama ukuba bambonge uJehova, ngokuba umusa wakhe umi phakade;
42 kwakukhona kubo, oHemani noJeduthuni, amacilongo namasimbali alabo abayakuwakhalisa, nezinto zokubethwa kuNkulunkulu; amadodana kaJeduthuni ayengasesangweni.
43 Base behamba baya, kwaba yilowo nalowo endlini yakhe; uDavide wabuya ukubusisa indlu yakhe.


Isahluko 17

1 Kwathi lapho uDavide esehlezi endlini yakhe, uDavide wathi kuNathani umprofethi: “Bheka, mina ngihlala endlini yemisedari, kepha umphongolo wesivumelwano sikaJehova uphansi kwezilenge.”
2 UNathani wathi kuDavide: “Yenza konke okusenhliziyweni yakho, ngokuba uNkulunkulu unawe.”
3 Kepha kwathi ngalobo busuku izwi likaNkulunkulu lafika kuNathani, lathi:
4 “Hamba utshele uDavide inceku yami ukuthi: ‘Usho kanje uJehova, uthi: Awuyikungakhela indlu ukuba ngihlale kuyo,
5 ngokuba angihlalanga ndlu kusukela osukwini engakhuphula ngalo u-Israyeli kuze kube namuhla, kepha ngangisematendeni, nasematabernakele ngamatabernakele.
6 Ezindaweni zonke engihambahambe kuzo naye wonke u-Israyeli ngake ngakhuluma yini izwi nakoyedwa wabahluleli bakwa-Israyeli engabayala ukuba baluse abantu bami, ngathi: “Aningakhelanga ngani indlu yemisedari na?” ’
7 “Ngalokho uyakusho kanje encekwini yami uDavide, uthi: ‘Usho kanje uJehova Sebawoti, uthi: Mina ngakuthatha edlelweni ekwaluseni izimvu ukuba ube ngumbusi wabantu bami u-Israyeli;
8 nganginawe nomaphi lapho wawuya khona, nganquma zonke izitha zakho ngaphambi kwakho; ngiyakukwenza igama njengamagama abakhulu abasemhlabeni.
9 Ngiyakumisela abantu bami u-Israyeli indawo, ngibatshale ukuba bahlale endaweni yabo, bangabe besanyakaziswa; futhi abantu ababi abasayikubachitha njengakuqala,
10 kusukela emihleni engayaleza ngayo abahluleli ukuba babe phezu kwabantu bami u-Israyeli; ngiyakunqoba zonke izitha zakho. Futhi ngiyakutshela ukuthi uJehova uyakukwakhela indlu.
11 Kuyakuthi lapho izinsuku zakho seziphelele ukuba uye koyihlo, ngiyakumisa inzalo yakho emva kwakho, eyakuba ngeyamadodana akho; ngiyakuqinisa umbuso wayo.
12 Yiyo eyakungakhela indlu; ngiyakuqinisa isihlalo sayo sobukhosi kuze kube phakade.
13 Mina ngiyakuba nguyise, yona ibe yindodana yami; angiyikuyaphuca umusa wami, njengalokho ngamaphuca owayephambi kwakho.
14 Ngiyakuyiqinisa endlini yami nasembusweni wami kuze kube phakade, isihlalo sayo sobukhosi siqiniswe kuze kube phakade.’ ”
15 Njengawo onke lawo mazwi nanjengawo wonke lowo mbono uNathani wakhuluma kuDavide.
16 UDavide inkosi wayesengena, wahlala phambi kukaJehova, wathi: “Ngingubani, Jehova Nkulunkulu, nendlu yami iyini ukuba ungilethe kuze kube lapha na?
17 Lokho kwakuyinto encane emehlweni akho, Nkulunkulu; usukhulumile ngendlu yenceku yakho isekude, wangibuka kungathi ngingumuntu ophakemeyo, Jehova Nkulunkulu.
18 “UDavide angenezela ngokuthini kuwe ngodumo inceku yakho elwenzelweyo na? Wena uyayazi inceku yakho.
19 Jehova, ngenxa yenceku yakho nanjengokwenhliziyo yakho wenzile konke lokho okukhulu ukuba kwaziswe bonke lobu bukhulu.
20 “Jehova, akakho onjengawe, akukho Nkulunkulu ngaphandle kwakho njengakho konke esikuzwileyo ngezindlebe zethu.
21 Yisiphi isizwe emhlabeni esinjengabantu bakho u-Israyeli, uNkulunkulu aya ukuzihlengela bona babe ngabantu bakhe, ukukwenzela igama ngezinto ezinkulu nezesabekayo ngokuxosha abezizwe ebusweni babantu bakho owabahlenga eGibithe, na?
22 Ngokuba abantu bakho u-Israyeli wabenza babe ngabantu bakho kuze kube phakade, wena Jehova ube nguNkulunkulu wabo.
23 “Manje, Jehova, izwi olikhulumile ngenceku yakho nangendlu yayo kuze kube phakade maliqiniswe, wenze njengokukhuluma kwakho.
24 Maliqiniseke, libe likhulu igama lakho kuze kube phakade, ukuze kuthiwe: ‘UJehova Sebawoti unguNkulunkulu ka-Israyeli, yebo, uNkulunkulu ka-Israyeli,’ nendlu kaDavide inceku yakho iqinisiwe phambi kwakho.
25 “Ngokuba wena Nkulunkulu wami wambulele endlebeni yenceku yakho ukuthi uyakuyakhela indlu; ngalokho inceku yakho ifike kulokhu ukuba ikhuleke phambi kwakho.
26 Manje, Jehova, wena unguNkulunkulu, ukhulumile lokho okuhle encekwini yakho;
27 kalokhu mawuvume ukubusisa indlu yenceku yakho ukuba ibe sebusweni bakho kuze kube phakade, ngokuba okubusisile wena Jehova kuyahlala kubusisekile kuze kube phakade.”


Isahluko 18

1 Kwathi emva kwalokho uDavide wawashaya amaFilisti, wawahlula, walithatha iGati nemizana yalo esandleni samaFilisti.
2 Wanqoba noMowabi; abakwaMowabi baba yizinceku zikaDavide, bathela intela.
3 UDavide washaya noHadarezeri, inkosi yaseSoba ngaseHamati, ekuhambeni kwakhe ukuqinisa isandla sakhe ngasemfuleni u-Ewufrathe.
4 UDavide wamaphuca izinqola eziyinkulungwane, nabamahhashi abayizinkulungwane eziyisikhombisa, nemigundatshani eyizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili; uDavide wanquma imisipha yawo onke amahhashi ezinqola, washiya awezinqola eziyikhulu kodwa.
5 Ama-Aramu aseDamaseku esefika ukumsiza uHadarezeri inkosi yaseSoba, uDavide wabulala kuma-Aramu abantu abayizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili nambili.
6 UDavide wamisa amakhanda e-Aramu laseDamaseku; ama-Aramu aba yizinceku zikaDavide, athela intela. UJehova wamnqobisa uDavide nomaphi lapho eya khona.
7 UDavide wathatha izihlangu zegolide ezazisezincekwini zikaHadarezeri, waziletha eJerusalema.
8 EThibahati naseKhuni imizi kaHadarezeri, uDavide wathatha ithusi eliningi kakhulu uSolomoni enza ngalo ulwandle lwethusi, nezinsika nezitsha zethusi.
9 Lapho uThowu inkosi yaseHamati ezwa ukuthi uDavide ushayile yonke impi kaHadarezeri inkosi yaseSoba,
10 wathuma uHadoramu, indodana yakhe, enkosini uDavide ukuyibingelela nokuyibusisa, ngokuba yayilwile noHadarezeri, yamnqoba, ngokuba uHadarezeri wayelokhu elwa noThowu; wathuma izinhlobo zonke zezitsha zegolide nezesiliva nezethusi.
11 Nalezo inkosi uDavide yayizingcwelisela uJehova kanye nesiliva negolide alisusa ezizweni zonke: ku-Edomi, nakuMowabi, nakubantwana bakwa-Amoni, nakumaFilisti, nakuma-Amaleki.
12 U-Abishayi, indodana kaSeruya, wabulala kwabakwa-Edomi esiGodini sikaSawoti, izinkulungwane eziyishumi nesishiyagalombili.
13 Wamisa amakhanda kwa-Edomi; bonke abakwa-Edomi baba yizinceku zikaDavide. UJehova wamnqobisa uDavide nomaphi lapho eya khona.
14 UDavide wabusa phezu kuka-Israyeli wonke, waphatha ukwahlulela nokulunga kubo bonke abantu bakhe.
15 UJowabe indodana kaSeruya wayephezu kwempi; uJehoshafati, indodana ka-Ahiludi, wayengumabhalana;
16 uSadoki, indodana ka-Ahithubi, no-Abimeleki indodana ka-Abiyathara, babe ngabapristi; noShawusha wayengumbhali;
17 uBenaya, indodana kaJehoyada wayephezu kwamaKhereti namaPheleti; amadodana kaDavide ayengabokuqala ngasenkosini.


Isahluko 19

1 Kwathi emva kwalokho uNahashi inkosi yabantwana bakwa-Amoni wafa, indodana yakhe yaba yinkosi esikhundleni sakhe.
2 UDavide wathi: “Ngiyakumenzela umusa uHanuni, indodana kaNahashi, ngokuba uyise wangenzela umusa.” UDavide wayesethuma izithunywa ukumduduza ngoyise. Zafika-ke izinceku zikaDavide ezweni labantwana bakwa-Amoni kuHanuni ukumduduza.
3 Kepha izikhulu zabantwana bakwa-Amoni zathi kuHanuni: “Imbala ngokubona kwakho uthume abaduduzi kuwe ukuba atuse uyihlo na? Azifikanga yini izinceku zakhe kuwe ukuba ziphenye umuzi, ziwuchithe, ziwuhlole, na?”
4 UHanuni wayesebamba izinceku zikaDavide, waziphucula, wahina izingubo zazo phakathi, kwaze kwaba sezinqeni zazo, wazimukisa.
5 Bahamba, bamtshela uDavide ngalawo madoda. Wathuma ukuwahlangabeza, ngokuba ayenamahloni kakhulu lawo madoda. Yathi inkosi: “Hlalani eJeriko, zize zihlume izilevu zenu, bese nibuya.”
6 Abantwana bakwa-Amoni sebebone ukuthi bazenzile ukuba banengeke kuDavide, uHanuni nabantwana bakwa-Amoni bathuma amatalenta ayinkulungwane esiliva ukuziqashela izinqola nabamahhashi e-Aramu Naharayimi, nase-Aramu Mahakha, naseSoba.
7 Base beziqashela izinqola eziyizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amathathu nambili kanye nenkosi yaseMahakha nabantu bayo abeza ukumisa ngaphambi kweMedeba. Abantwana bakwa-Amoni babuthana ndawonye bephuma emizini yabo; baya ukulwa.
8 UDavide esezwile lokho wamthuma uJowabe nempi yonke yamaqhawe.
9 Abantwana bakwa-Amoni baphuma, bahlela impi ngasesangweni lomuzi; kepha amakhosi ayefikile ayewodwa endle.
10 UJowabe esebona ukuthi impi ibhekene naye ngaphambili nangasemuva, wakhetha kwabakhethekileyo bonke bakwa-Israyeli, wabahlela ukuba balwe nama-Aramu;
11 abantu abaseleyo wababeka esandleni sika-Abishayi umfowabo, bazihlela ukulwa nabantwana bakwa-Amoni.
12 Wathi: “Uma ama-Aramu engahlula, uyakungisiza; kepha uma abantwana bakwa-Amoni bekwahlula, ngiyakukusiza.
13 Qinani, masiziqinise ngenxa yabantu bakithi nangenxa yemizi kaNkulunkulu wethu; uJehova makenze okuhle emehlweni akhe.”
14 UJowabe nabantu ababe naye base besondela kuwo ama-Aramu ukuba balwe; kepha abaleka phambi kwakhe.
15 Lapho abantwana bakwa-Amoni bebona ukuthi ama-Aramu abalekile, babaleka nabo phambi kuka-Abishayi umfowabo, bangena emzini; kepha uJowabe waya eJerusalema.
16 Ama-Aramu esebonile ukuthi anqotshiwe phambi kuka-Israyeli, athuma izithunywa, akhipha ama-Aramu ayephesheya koMfula noShofaki induna yempi kaHadarezeri phambi kwawo.
17 UDavide watshelwa, wabutha wonke u-Israyeli, wawela iJordani, wawafikela, wahlela impi ukulwa nawo. UDavide esehlelile impi ukulwa nama-Aramu, alwa naye.
18 Ama-Aramu abaleka phambi kuka-Israyeli; uDavide wabulala kuma-Aramu izinqola eziyizinkulungwane eziyisikhombisa nemigundatshani eyizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amane, wabulala noShofaki induna yempi.
19 Lapho izinceku zikaHadarezeri zibonile ukuthi zinqotshiwe phambi kuka-Israyeli, zenza ukuthula noDavide, zamkhonza; ama-Aramu awathandanga ukusiza abantwana bakwa-Amoni futhi.


Isahluko 20

1 Emva komnyaka ngesikhathi sokuhlasela kwamakhosi, uJowabe wahola amaqhawe empi, wachitha izwe labantwana bakwa-Amoni, weza wavimbezela iRaba; kepha uDavide wahlala eJerusalema. UJowabe walinqoba iRaba, walidiliza.
2 UDavide wathatha umqhele wenkosi yabo ekhanda layo, wafumana isisindo sawo ukuthi sasiyitalenta legolide, itshe eliyigugu likuwo; wabekwa ekhanda likaDavide; wakhipha emzini impango eningi kakhulu.
3 Wakhipha nabantu ababe phakathi kwawo, wabanquma ngamasaha, nangezibhuqo zensimbi, nangamazembe; wenze njalo uDavide kuyo yonke imizi yabantwana bakwa-Amoni. UDavide nabo bonke abantu babuyela eJerusalema.
4 Emva kwalokho kwavuka impi namaFilisti eGezeri; khona uSibekayi, umHushati, wabulala uSiphayi wamadodana amaRefa; anqotshwa.
5 Kwabuye kwaba khona impi namaFilisti; u-Elihanani, indodana kaJayire, wabulala uLahimi umfowabo kaGoliyati, umGiti, oluthi lomkhonto wakhe lwalunjengogongolo lomaluki.
6 Kwabuye kwaba khona impi eGati, lapho kwakukhona umuntu omude; iminwe yakhe nezinzwani zakhe kwakungamashumi amabili nane, isithupha esandleni sisinye, nesithupha onyaweni lulunye; naye wazalwa yiRefa.
7 Wameyisa u-Israyeli; ngalokho uJonathani indodana kaShimeya umfowabo kaDavide wambulala.
8 Labo bazalwa ngamaRefa eGati, bawa ngesandla sikaDavide nangesandla sezinceku zakhe.


Isahluko 21

1 USathane wema ukulwa no-Israyeli, wavusa uDavide ukuba abale u-Israyeli.
2 UDavide wayesethi kuJowabe nasezinduneni zabantu: “Hambani nibale u-Israyeli kusukela eBeri Sheba kuze kube kwaDani, nilethe umumo wabo kimi ukuba ngiwazi.”
3 UJowabe wathi: “UJehova makenezele kubantu bakhe, kuphindwe kayikhulu phezu kwalokhu abayikho; kepha, nkosi yami, nkosi, abasizo izinceku zenkosi yami bonke na? Inkosi yami ifunelani le nto na? Iyakuba yicala ngani ku-Israyeli na?”
4 Nokho izwi lenkosi lamahlula uJowabe. UJowabe waphuma, wadabula wonke u-Israyeli, wafika eJerusalema.
5 UJowabe wanika uDavide umumo wabantu ababaliweyo; wonke u-Israyeli wayeyizinkulungwane eziyinkulungwane nezinkulungwane eziyikhulu abahloma inkemba; uJuda wayeyizinkulungwane ezingamakhulu amane namashumi ayisikhombisa.
6 Kepha oLevi noBenjamini akababalanga phakathi kwabo, ngokuba izwi lenkosi lalinengekile kuJowabe.
7 Kwaba kubi emehlweni kaNkulunkulu; ngalokho washaya u-Israyeli.
8 UDavide wayesethi kuNkulunkulu: “Ngonile kakhulu ngalokho engikwenzileyo; kepha manje, Jehova, mawuthethelele ububi benceku yakho, ngokuba ngintumazele kakhulu.”
9 UJehova wayesekhuluma kuGadi, umboni kaDavide, ethi:
10 “Hamba ukhulume kuDavide ngokuthi: ‘UJehova usho kanje, uthi: Ngiyakubekela izinto ezintathu; khetha enye kuzo ukuba ngikwenzele yona.’ ”
11 UGadi wayesefika kuDavide, wathi kuye: “UJehova usho kanje, uthi:
12 ‘Zikhethele noma indlala yeminyaka emithathu, noma ukuchithwa yizitha zakho izinyanga ezintathu uficwa yinkemba yezitha zakho, noma izinsuku ezintathu zenkemba kaJehova nesifo ezweni, ingelosi kaJehova ichithe emikhawulweni yonke yakwa-Israyeli.’ Manje zibonele izwi engiyakulibuyisela kongithumileyo.”
13 UDavide wathi kuGadi: “Nginosizi kakhulu; mangiwele esandleni sikaJehova, ngokuba umusa wakhe mkhulu kakhulu; kepha esandleni somuntu mangingaweli kuso.”
14 UJehova wayesethuma isifo phezu kuka-Israyeli; kwafa kwa-Israyeli abantu abayizinkulungwane ezingamashumi ayisikhombisa.
15 UNkulunkulu wathuma ingelosi eJerusalema ukulichitha; kwathi lapho isalichitha, uJehova wabuka, wazisola ngalobo bubi, wathi engelosini echithayo: “Sekwanele; buyisa isandla sakho.” Ingelosi kaJehova yayimi ngasesibuyeni sika-Orinani umJebusi.
16 UDavide wayesephakamisa amehlo akhe, wayibona ingelosi kaJehova imi emkhathini womhlaba nezulu, inenkemba ehoshiweyo esandleni sayo, yelulelwe phezu kweJerusalema. UDavide namalunga bembethe izindwangu zamasaka bawa ngobuso babo.
17 UDavide wathi kuNkulunkulu: “Akusimi yini owayaleza ukuba abantu babalwe na? Yimina engonileyo; ngenze kabi kakhulu, kepha lezi zimvu zenzeni na? Isandla sakho, Jehova Nkulunkulu wami, masibe phezu kwami naphezu kwendlu kababa, singabi phezu kwabantu bakho ukubashaya ngesifo.”
18 Ingelosi kaJehova yamyala uGadi ukusho kuDavide ukuba uDavide enyuke, amisele uJehova i-altare esibuyeni sika-Orinani umJebusi.
19 UDavide wenyuka ngezwi likaGadi alikhulumayo egameni likaJehova.
20 U-Orinani waphenduka, wayibona ingelosi; amadodana akhe amane ayenaye acasha. U-Orinani wayebhula ukolweni.
21 UDavide esefika ku-Orinani, u-Orinani wabuka, wambona uDavide, waphuma esibuyeni, wakhothamela uDavide, ubuso bakhe bubheke phansi.
22 UDavide wathi ku-Orinani: “Nginike indawo yalesi sibuya ukuba ngakhele uJehova i-altare kuyo: uyakunginika yona ngemali epheleleyo ukuba lesi sifo sinqamuke kubantu.”
23 U-Orinani wathi kuDavide: “Zithathele yona; inkosi yami, inkosi, mayenze okuhle emehlweni ayo; bheka, ngiyakupha izinkabi zibe ngezeminikelo yokushiswa, nezibhulo zibe yizinkuni, nokolweni abe ngumnikelo wempuphu; ngikunika konke.”
24 Inkosi uDavide yathi ku-Orinani: “Qha, ngiyakukuthenga nokukuthenga ngemali epheleleyo, ngokuba angizukumthathela uJehova okungokwakho, nginikele ngomnikelo wokushiswa ngengikuthole ngeze.”
25 UDavide wayesemnika u-Orinani ngendawo amashekeli angamakhulu ayisithupha egolide ngesisindo.
26 UDavide wamakhela khona uJehova i-altare, wanikela ngeminikelo yokushiswa nangeminikelo yokuthula, wambiza uJehova; wamphendula esezulwini ngomlilo e-altare lomnikelo wokushiswa.
27 UJehova wayiyala ingelosi; yabuyisela inkemba yayo emgodleni wayo.
28 Ngaleso sikhathi lapho uDavide esebonile ukuthi uJehova umphendulile esibuyeni sika-Orinani umJebusi, wahlaba khona.
29 Ngokuba itabernakele likaJehova alenza uMose ehlane ne-altare lomnikelo wokushiswa kwakusendaweni ephakemeyo eGibeyoni ngaleso sikhathi.
30 Kepha uDavide wayengenakuya phambi kwalo ukubuza kuNkulunkulu, ngokuba wagebhezelela inkemba yengelosi kaJehova.


Isahluko 22

1 UDavide wathi: “Le iyindlu kaJehova uNkulunkulu, leli liyi-altare lomnikelo wokushiswa ka-Israyeli.”
2 UDavide wayala ukuba babuthe bonke abafokazi ababe sezweni lakwa-Israyeli, wabeka abakhi ukubaza amatshe axhoziweyo ukuba bakhe indlu kaNkulunkulu.
3 UDavide walungisa insimbi eningi yezipikili zezivalo zamasango nezokuhlanganisa, kanye nethusi eliningi elingenakulinganiswa,
4 nemisedari engenakubalwa, ngokuba amaSidoni nabaseTire baletha imisedari eminingi kuDavide.
5 UDavide wathi: “USolomoni indodana yami usengumfana, usathambile, nendlu eyakwakhelwa uJehova nga iba nkulu, ibatshazwe, ibe negama nodumo emazweni onke; ngizakuyilungisela.” Wayeseyilungisela kakhulu uDavide engakafi.
6 Wayesebiza uSolomoni indodana yakhe, wamyala ukumakhela uJehova uNkulunkulu ka-Israyeli indlu.
7 UDavide wathi kuSolomoni indodana yakhe: “Mina-ke, kwakusenhliziyweni yami ukwakhela igama likaJehova uNkulunkulu wami indlu.
8 Kepha izwi likaJehova lafika kimi, lathi: ‘Uchithile igazi eliningi, uphake izimpi ezinkulu; awuyikwakhela igama lami indlu, ngokuba uchithe igazi eliningi emhlabathini emehlweni ami;
9 bheka, uyakuzalelwa indodana eyakuba ngumuntu wokuthula; ngiyakumnika ukuphumula ezitheni zakhe nxazonke, ngokuba igama lakhe liyakuba nguSolomoni; ukuthula nokuzola ngiyakumnika khona u-Israyeli emihleni yakhe;
10 uyakwakhela igama lami indlu; uyakuba yindodana yami, mina ngibe nguyise; ngiyakuqinisa isihlalo sobukhosi sombuso wakhe kwa-Israyeli kuze kube phakade.’
11 “Kalokhu, ndodana yami, uJehova makabe nawe, ube nempumelelo, wakhe indlu kaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho njengokukhuluma kwakhe kuwe.
12 Kuphela, uJehova makakuphe ukuhlakanipha nokuqonda, akuyale ngo-Israyeli ukuba ugcine umthetho kaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho.
13 Khona uyakuphumelela, uma ugcina ukwenza izimiso nezahlulelo uJehova ayala ngazo uMose ngo-Israyeli; qina, ume isibindi; ungesabi, ungabi naluvalo.
14 “Bheka, ekuhluphekeni kwami ngilungisele indlu kaJehova amatalenta ayizinkulungwane eziyikhulu egolide, namatalenta ayizinkulungwane eziyinkulungwane esiliva, nethusi nensimbi okungenakulinganiswa, ngokuba kuningi; ngilungisile nemithi namatshe; uyakwenezela kukho.
15 Kukhona kuwe izisebenzi eziningi, ababazi, nezisebenzi zamatshe nezemithi, nabo bonke abayizingcweti emisebenzini yonke:
16 eyegolide, neyesiliva, neyethusi, neyensimbi, kungenakubalwa; suka usebenze; uJehova makabe nawe.”
17 UDavide wayala zonke izikhulu zakwa-Israyeli ukusiza uSolomoni, wathi:
18 “UJehova uNkulunkulu wenu akanani na? Akaniphanga ukuphumula nxazonke na? Ngokuba unikele esandleni sami abakhileyo ezweni; izwe linyatheliwe phambi kukaJehova naphambi kwabantu bakhe.
19 Kalokhu nikelani inhliziyo yenu nomphefumulo wenu ekufuneni uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu; sukani nakhe indlu engcwele kaJehova uNkulunkulu ukuba kungeniswe umphongolo wesivumelwano sikaJehova nezinto ezingcwele zikaNkulunkulu endlini eyakwakhelwa igama likaJehova.”


Isahluko 23

1 UDavide wayesemdala, esanelisiwe yizinsuku; wambeka uSolomoni indodana yakhe abe yinkosi kwa-Israyeli.
2 Wabutha zonke izikhulu zakwa-Israyeli kanye nabapristi namaLevi.
3 AmaLevi abalwa kusukela kwaneminyaka engamashumi amathathu kuya phezulu; umumo wawo ngezinhloko zawo, indoda ngendoda, wawuyizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amathathu nesishiyagalombili.
4 Ayizinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili nane kuwona ayengawokwengamela umsebenzi wendlu kaJehova; izinkulungwane eziyisithupha zaziyizinduna nabahluleli;
5 izinkulungwane ezine zazingabalindisango; izinkulungwane ezine ziyakudumisa uJehova ngezinto zokubethwa engazenzayo, washo uDavide, ukuba zidumise ngazo.
6 UDavide wabahlukanisa ngezigaba njengamadodana kaLevi: oGereshoni, noKohati, noMerari.
7 KumaGereshoni: ngoLadani noShimeyi.
8 Amadodana kaLadani: nguJehiyeli inhloko, noZethamu, noJoweli, bebathathu.
9 Amadodana kaShimeyi: ngoShelomoti, noHaziyeli, noHarana, bebathathu. Labo babe yizinhloko zawoyise bakaLadani.
10 Amadodana kaShimeyi: ngoJahati, noZina, noJewushe, noBeriya. Labo bobane babe ngamadodana kaShimeyi.
11 UJahati wayeyinhloko, noZiza ngowesibili; kepha oJewushe noBeriya babengenamadodana amaningi; ngalokho baba yindlu inye kayise, bebalwa kanyekanye.
12 Amadodana kaKohati: ngo-Amramu, noJisihari, noHebroni, no-Uziyeli, bebane.
13 Amadodana ka-Amramu: ngo-Aroni noMose; u-Aroni wahlukaniswa ukuba angcwelise izinto ezingcwelengcwele, yena namadodana akhe, kuze kube phakade, ukushisa impepho phambi kukaJehova, nokumkhonza, nokubusisa egameni lakhe kuze kube phakade.
14 Kepha uMose, lowo muntu kaNkulunkulu, amadodana akhe abizwa ngesizwe sakwaLevi.
15 Amadodana kaMose: ngoGereshomu no-Eliyezeri.
16 Amadodana kaGereshomu: nguShebuweli owayeyinhloko.
17 Amadodana ka-Eliyezeri: nguRehabiya inhloko. U-Eliyezeri wayengenawo amanye amadodana; kepha amadodana kaRehabiya ayemaningi kakhulu.
18 Amadodana kaJisihari: nguShelomiti inhloko.
19 Amadodana kaHebroni: nguJeriya inhloko, no-Amariya owesibili, noJahaziyeli owesithathu, noJekameyamu owesine.
20 Amadodana ka-Uziyeli: nguMika inhloko noJishiya owesibili.
21 Amadodana kaMerari: ngoMaheli noMushi. Amadodana kaMaheli: ngo-Eleyazare noKishi.
22 U-Eleyazare wafa engenamadodana, enamadodakazi odwa; abafowabo, amadodana kaKishi, bawathatha.
23 Amadodana kaMushi: ngoMaheli, no-Edere, noJeremoti, bebathathu.
24 Yilabo ababe ngamadodana kaLevi ngezindlu zawoyise, izinhloko zawoyise, bebalwa ngomumo wamagama ngezinhloko zabo, abawenza umsebenzi wenkonzo yendlu kaJehova, kusukela kwabaneminyaka engamashumi amabili kuya phezulu.
25 Ngokuba uDavide wathi: “UJehova uNkulunkulu ka-Israyeli unike abantu bakhe ukuphumula; uhlezi eJerusalema kuze kube phakade;
26 namaLevi awasayikuthwala itabernakele nazo zonke izinto zalo zenkonzo yalo.”
27 Ngokuba amadodana kaLevi abalwa ngamazwi okugcina kaDavide, kusukela kwaneminyaka engamashumi amabili kuya phezulu.
28 Ngokuba indawo yawo yayingasesandleni samadodana ka-Aroni ukukhonza endlini kaJehova, nasemagcekeni, nasemakamelweni, nokuhlambulula zonke izinto ezingcwele, nomsebenzi wenkonzo endlini kaNkulunkulu,
29 eyezinkwa zokubukwa, neyempuphu ecolekileyo yomnikelo wempuphu, neyemiqathane engenamvubelo, neyokuphekwe ekhanzini, neyexutshanisiweyo, neyazo zonke izilinganiso nobukhulu;
30 nokuma njalo ekuseni ukubonga nokudumisa uJehova, kanjalo nakusihlwa;
31 nokunikela njalo ngayo yonke iminikelo yokushiswa kuJehova ngamasabatha, nangokwethwasa kwenyanga, nanemikhosi emisiweyo ngomumo onjengomthetho wabo, phambi kukaJehova;
32 bayakugcina imfanelo yetende lokuhlangana, nemfanelo yendawo engcwele, nemfanelo yamadodana ka-Aroni abafowabo ekukhonzeni endlini kaJehova.


Isahluko 24

1 Nazi izigaba zamadodana ka-Aroni: amadodana ka-Aroni: ngoNadabi, no-Abihu, no-Eleyazare, no-Itamari.
2 Kepha oNadabi no-Abihu bandulela uyise ukufa, bengenabantwana; ngalokho o-Eleyazare no-Itamari kuphela babe ngabapristi.
3 ODavide, noSadoki wamadodana ka-Eleyazare, no-Ahimeleki wamadodana ka-Itamari babahlukanisa ngezigaba zabo njengenkonzo yabo.
4 Kwafunyaniswa emadodaneni ka-Eleyazare amadoda amaningi ayizinhloko kunasemadodaneni ka-Itamari; bahlukaniswa kanje: emadodaneni ka-Eleyazare kwakukhona abayishumi nesithupha abayizinhloko zezindlu zawoyise, nasemadodaneni ka-Itamari babe yisishiyagalombili njengezindlu zawoyise.
5 Bahlukaniswa ngenkatho, laba nalaba, ngokuba kwakukhona izikhulu zendlu engcwele nezikhulu zikaNkulunkulu emadodaneni ka-Eleyazare nasemadodaneni ka-Itamari.
6 UShemaya, indodana kaNethaneli, umbhali ongowamaLevi, wabaloba phambi kwenkosi, nezikhulu, noSadoki, nezikhulu, noSadoki umpristi, no-Ahimeleki indodana ka-Abiyathara, nezinhloko zawoyise babapristi namaLevi; enye indlu yawoyise yakhishelwa u-Eleyazare, nenye yakhishelwa u-Itamari.
7 Inkatho yokuqala yadla uJehoyaribi, neyesibili uJedaya,
8 neyesithathu uHarimi, neyesine uSehorimi,
9 neyesihlanu uMalikhiya, neyesithupha uMijamini,
10 neyesikhombisa uHakhosi, neyesishiyagalombili u-Abiya,
11 neyesishiyagalolunye uJeshuwa, neyeshumi uShekaniya,
12 neyeshumi nanye u-Eliyashibi, neyeshumi nambili uJakimi,
13 neyeshumi nantathu uHupha, neyeshumi nane uJeshebeyabe,
14 neyeshumi nanhlanu uBiliga, neyeshumi nesithupha u-Imeri,
15 neyeshumi nesikhombisa uHeziri, neyeshumi nesishiyagalombili uHaphisesi,
16 neyeshumi nesishiyagalolunye uPhethahiya, neyamashumi amabili uJehezekeli,
17 neyamashumi amabili nanye uJakini, neyamashumi amabili nambili uGamuli,
18 neyamashumi amabili nantathu uDelaya, neyamashumi amabili nane uMahaziya.
19 Lezo zaziyizigaba zabo njengenkonzo yabo ukuba bangene endlini kaJehova njengomthetho ababewunikwe ngesandla sika-Aroni uyise, njengalokho uJehova uNkulunkulu ka-Israyeli ebemyalile.
20 Abaseleyo emadodaneni kaLevi babe yilaba: emadodaneni ka-Amramu nguShubayeli; emadodaneni kaShubayeli nguJehedeya.
21 KuRehabiya: emadodaneni kaRehabiya: nguJishiya inhloko.
22 KumaJisihari: nguShelomoti; emadodaneni kaShelomoti: nguJahati.
23 Amadodana kaHebroni: nguJeriya inhloko, no-Amariya owesibili, noJahaziyeli owesithathu, noJekameyamu owesine.
24 Amadodana ka-Uziyeli: nguMika; emadodaneni kaMika: nguShamiri.
25 Umfowabo kaMika: nguJishiya; emadodaneni kaJishiya: nguZakariya.
26 Amadodana kaMerari: ngoMaheli noMushi; amadodana kaJahaziya: nguBeno.
27 Amadodana kaMerari: ngoJahaziya, noBeno, noShohamu, noZakuri, no-Ibiri.
28 KuMaheli: ngu-Eleyazare, owayengenabantwana.
29 KuKishi, kungamadodana kaKishi: nguJerameli.
30 Amadodana kaMushi: ngoMaheli, no-Edere, noJerimoti. Yilabo ababe ngamadodana amaLevi ngezindlu zawoyise.
31 Nalabo benza inkatho njengabafowabo, amadodana ka-Aroni, ebusweni bukaDavide inkosi, noSadoki, no-Ahimeleki, nezinhloko zawoyise babapristi namaLevi, inhloko yawoyise njengomfowabo omncane.


Isahluko 25

1 UDavide nezinduna zempi base bahlukanisela inkonzo amanye amadodana ka-Asafa, nakaHemani, nakaJeduthuni, ayeyakuprofetha ngamahabhu, nangezingubhu, nangamasimbali; umumo wabantu balo msebenzi wenkonzo wawunje:
2 emadodaneni ka-Asafa: ngoZakuri, noJosefa, noNethaniya, no-Asharela, amadodana ka-Asafa, phansi kwezandla zika-Asafa owaprofetha ngezandla zenkosi.
3 KuJeduthuni: amadodana kaJeduthuni: ngoGedaliya, noSeri, noJeshaya, noShimeyi, noHashabiya, noMatithiya, bebayisithupha, phansi kwezandla zikayise uJeduthuni owaprofetha ngehabhu ngokubonga nangokudumisa uJehova.
4 KuHemani: amadodana kaHemani: ngoBukiya, noMathaniya, no-Uziyeli, noShebuweli, noJerimoti, noHananiya, noHanani, no-Eliyatha, noGidaliti, noRomamiti Ezeri, noJoshibekasha, noMaloti, noHothiri, noMahaziyoti;
5 bonke labo babe ngamadodana kaHemani umboni wenkosi ngamazwi kaNkulunkulu okuphakamisa uphondo lwakhe; uNkulunkulu wamnika uHemani amadodana ayishumi nane namadodakazi amathathu.
6 Onke lawo ayephansi kwezandla zikayise ekuhlabeleleni endlini kaJehova ngamasimbali, nangezingubhu, nangamahabu enkonzweni yasendlini kaNkulunkulu, o-Asafa noJeduthuni noHemani bephansi kwezandla zenkosi.
7 Umumo wabo kanye nabafowabo ababefundisiwe ukuhlabelela kuJehova nabayizazi wawungamakhulu amabili namashumi ayisishiyagalombili nesishiyagalombili.
8 Benza inkatho ngenkonzo, omunye ngomunye, omncane njengomkhulu, isazi nomfundi.
9 Inkatho yokuqala yadla uJosefa ka-Asafa, neyesibili uGedaliya; yena nabafowabo namadodana akhe babe yishumi nambili;
10 eyesithathu uZakuri, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
11 eyesine uJisiri, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
12 eyesihlanu uNethaniya, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
13 eyesithupha uBukiya, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
14 eyesikhombisa uJesharela, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
15 eyesishiyagalombili uJeshaya, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
16 eyesishiyagalolunye uMathaniya, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
17 eyeshumi uShimeyi, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
18 eyeshumi nanye u-Azareli, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
19 eyeshumi nambili uHashabiya, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
20 eyeshumi nantathu uShubayeli, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
21 eyeshumi nane uMatithiya, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
22 eyeshumi nanhlanu uJeremoti, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
23 eyeshumi nesithupha uHananiya, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
24 eyeshumi nesikhombisa uJoshibekasha, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
25 eyeshumi nesishiyagalombili uHanani, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
26 eyeshumi nesishiyagalolunye uMaloti, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
27 eyamashumi amabili u-Eliyatha, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
28 eyamashumi amabili nanye uHothiri, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
29 eyamashumi amabili nambili uGidaliti, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
30 eyamashumi amabili nantathu uMahaziyoti, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili;
31 eyamashumi amabili nane uRomamiti Ezeri, namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nambili.


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1 Izigaba zabalindisango zaziyilezi: kumaKorahi: nguMeshelemiya indodana kaKore emadodaneni ka-Asafa.
2 UMeshelemiya wayenamadodana: nguZakariya izibulo, noJediyayeli owesibili, noZebadiya owesithathu, noJatiniyeli owesine,
3 no-Elamu owesihlanu, noJehohanani owesithupha, no-Eliyohenayi owesikhombisa.
4 U-Obede Edomi wayenamadodana: nguShemaya izibulo, noJehozabadi owesibili, noJowa owesithathu, noSakari, owesine, noNethaneli owesihlanu,
5 no-Amiyeli owesithupha, no-Isakare owesikhombisa, noPhewuletayi owesishiyagalombili, ngokuba uNkulunkulu wambusisa.
6 Naye uShemaya indodana yakhe wazalelwa amadodana ayebusa indlu kayise, ngokuba ayengamaqhawe anamandla.
7 Amadodana kaShemaya: ngo-Othini, noRefayeli, no-Obede, no-Elizabadi, nabafowabo ababe ngamadoda anamandla, o-Elihu noSemakiya.
8 Bonke labo babe ngamadodana ka-Obede Edomi, bona namadodana abo nabafowabo, amadoda aqinileyo anamandla enkonzweni, engamashumi ayisithupha nambili ka-Obede Edomi.
9 UMeshelemiya wayenamadodana nabafowabo, amadoda anamandla, eyishumi nesishiyagalombili.
10 Naye uHosa wabantwana bakwaMerari wayenamadodana: nguShimri inhloko noma wayengesilo izibulo, uyise wambeka waba yinhloko
11 noHilikiya owesibili, noThebaliya owesithathu, noZakariya owesine; onke amadodana nabafowabo bakaHosa babe yishumi nantathu.
12 Lezo zigaba zabalindisango, izinhloko zabantu, zaba nemfanelo yazo njengabafowabo ukukhonza endlini kaJehova.
13 Benza inkatho yesango ngesango, omncane njengomkhulu, ngezindlu zawoyise.
14 Inkatho yasempumalanga yadla uShelemiya. Base benza inkatho ngoZakariya indodana yakhe, umluleki ohlakaniphileyo; wadliwa yinkatho yasenyakatho.
15 Eyaseningizimu yadla u-Obede Edomi namadodana akhe ukulinda inqolobane,
16 eyasentshonalanga oShuphimi noHosa ngasesangweni laseShaleketi, ngasemendweni owenyukayo, abalindi ngabalindi.
17 Ngasempumalanga ayekhona amaLevi ayisithupha, ngasenyakatho emane ngosuku, ngaseningizimu emane ngosuku, nasenqolobaneni emabili ngamabili.
18 EParibari ngasentshonalanga ayemane emendweni, naseParibari uqobo ayemabili.
19 Yilezo ezaziyizigaba zabalindisango emadodaneni amaKorahi nasemadodaneni kaMerari.
20 KumaLevi u-Ahiya wayephethe ingcebo yendlu kaNkulunkulu nengcebo yezinto ezingcwele.
21 Amadodana kaLadani, amadodana kaGereshoni akwaLadani, izinhloko zawoyise zakwaLadani umGereshoni, amaJehiyeli,
22 amadodana amaJehiyeli, oZethamu noJoweli umfowabo, ayephethe ingcebo endlini kaJehova.
23 Kuma-Amramu, nakumaJisihari, nakumaHebroni, nakuma-Uziyeli,
24 uShebuweli indodana kaGereshomu kaMose wayengumphathisikhwama.
25 Abafowabo: ku-Eliyezeri: nguRehabiya indodana yakhe, noJeshaya indodana yakhe, noJoramu indodana yakhe, noZikiri indodana yakhe, noShelomoti indodana yakhe.
26 Yena uShelomoti nabafowabo babephethe yonke ingcebo yezinto ezingcwele ezangcweliswa nguDavide inkosi, nezinhloko zawoyise, nezinduna zezinkulungwane nezamakhulu, nezinduna zempi.
27 Empini nasempangweni bakungcwelisela ukulungisa indlu kaJehova,
28 kanye nakho konke uSamuweli umboni, noSawule indodana kaKishi, no-Abineri indodana kaNeri, noJowabe indodana kaSeruya ababekungcwelisile; yilowo nalowo owayengcwelisile okuthile, kwaba phansi kwesandla sikaShelomoti nabafowabo.
29 KumaJisihari uKhenaniya namadodana akhe babephethe umsebenzi ongaphandle kwa-Israyeli, beyizinduna nabahluleli.
30 KumaHebroni uHashabiya nabafowabo, amaqhawe anamandla, beyinkulungwane namakhulu ayisikhombisa, babe ngababonisi kwa-Israyeli phesheya kweJordani ngasentshonalanga emsebenzini wonke kaJehova nasenkonzweni yenkosi.
31 KumaHebroni uJeriya wayeyinhloko, kumaHebroni njengezizukulwane zawo ngezindlu zawoyise. Ngomnyaka wamashumi amane wokubusa kukaDavide kwafunwa, kwafunyanwa phakathi kwawo amaqhawe anamandla eJazeri kwaGileyadi.
32 Abafowabo, amaqhawe anamandla, babe yizinkulungwane ezimbili namakhulu ayisikhombisa, izinhloko zawoyise, ezenziwa ababonisi phezu kwabakwaRubeni nabakwaGadi nenxenye yesizwe sabakwaManase ezindabeni zonke zikaNkulunkulu nasezindabeni zenkosi.


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1 Nampa abantwana bakwa-Israyeli ngomumo wabo, izinhloko zawoyise, nezinduna zezinkulungwane nezamakhulu, nezinduna zabo ezazikhonza inkosi kukho konke okwezigaba, ezazingena, ziphuma inyanga ngenyanga ezinyangeni zonke zomnyaka; kuleso naleso sigaba zazikhona izinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili nane.
2 Phezu kwesigaba sokuqala ngenyanga yokuqala kwakunguJashobehamu indodana kaZabidiyeli; esigabeni sakhe kwakukhona izinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili nane.
3 Wayengowabantwana bakwaPheresi, inhloko yazo zonke izinduna zempi ngenyanga yokuqala.
4 Phezu kwesigaba senyanga yesibili kwakunguDodayi umAhohi nesigaba sakhe; kwakukhona nombusi uMikiloti; esigabeni sakhe kwakukhona izinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili nane.
5 Induna yesithathu yempi ngenyanga yesithathu kwakunguBenaya indodana kaJehoyada umpristi, inhloko; esigabeni sakhe kwakukhona izinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili nane.
6 Nguye lowo Benaya owayeyiqhawe labangamashumi amathathu nowayephezu kwamashumi amathathu; owesigaba sakhe kwakungu-Amizabadi indodana yakhe.
7 Eyesine ngenyanga yesine kwakungu-Asaheli umfowabo kaJowabe noZebadiya indodana yakhe emva kwakhe; esigabeni sakhe kwakukhona izinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili nane.
8 Eyesihlanu ngenyanga yesihlanu kwakunguShamhuti umJizirahi; esigabeni sakhe kwakukhona izinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili nane.
9 Eyesithupha ngenyanga yesithupha kwakungu-Ira indodana ka-Ikheshi waseThekhowa; esigabeni sakhe kwakukhona izinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili nane.
10 Eyesikhombisa ngenyanga yesikhombisa kwakunguHelesi umPheloni wabantwana bakwa-Efrayimi; esigabeni sakhe kwakukhona izinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili nane.
11 Eyesishiyagalombili ngenyanga yesishiyagalombili kwakunguSibekayi umHushati kumaZera; esigabeni sakhe kwakukhona izinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili nane.
12 Eyesishiyagalolunye ngenyanga yesishiyagalolunye kwakungu-Abiyezeri umAnathoti wabakwaBenjamini; esigabeni sakhe kwakukhona izinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili nane.
13 Eyeshumi ngenyanga yeshumi kwakunguMaharayi waseNethofa kumaZera; esigabeni sakhe kwakukhona izinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili nane.
14 Eyeshumi nanye ngenyanga yeshumi nanye kwakunguBenaya umPirathoni wabantwana bakwa-Efrayimi; esigabeni sakhe kwakukhona izinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili nane.
15 Eyeshumi nambili ngenyanga yeshumi nambili kwakunguHelidayi waseNethofa ka-Otheniyeli; esigabeni sakhe kwakukhona izinkulungwane ezingamashumi amabili nane.
16 Phezu kwezizwe zakwa-Israyeli kwakuyilaba: kwabakwaRubeni u-Eliyazeri indodana kaZikiri wayengumbusi; kwabakwaSimeyoni nguShefathiya indodana kaMahakha;
17 kuLevi nguHashabiya indodana kaKemuweli; ku-Aroni nguSadoki;
18 kuJuda ngu-Elihu wabafowabo bakaDavide; ku-Isakare ngu-Omri indodana kaMikayeli;
19 kuZebuloni ngu-Ishmaya indodana ka-Obadiya; kuNafetali nguJeremoti indodana ka-Aziriyeli;
20 kubantwana bakwa-Efrayimi nguHosheya indodana ka-Azaziya; enxenyeni yesizwe sakwaManase nguJoweli indodana kaPhedaya;
21 enxenyeni kaManase wakwaGileyadi ngu-Ido indodana kaZakariya; kuBenjamini nguJahasiyeli indodana ka-Abineri;
22 kuDani ngu-Azareli indodana kaJerohamu. Yilabo ababe yizinduna zezizwe zakwa-Israyeli.
23 Kepha uDavide akabalanga umumo waba neminyaka engamashumi amabili nabangaphansi, ngokuba uJehova wayeshilo ukuthi uyakwandisa u-Israyeli ukuba abe ngangezinkanyezi zezulu.
24 UJowabe indodana kaSeruya waqala ukubala, kepha akaqedanga; kwaba khona ulaka ngalokho phezu kuka-Israyeli, nomumo awufakwanga encwadini yezindaba zemihla ngemihla yenkosi uDavide.
25 U-Azimaveti indodana ka-Adiyeli wayephethe ingcebo yenkosi; uJonathani indodana ka-Uziya wayephethe izinto emasimini, nasemizini, nasemizaneni, nasezinqabeni;
26 u-Eziri indodana kaKelubi wayephethe abenza umsebenzi wasendle wokulima umhlabathi;
27 uShimeyi waseRama wayephethe izivini; uZabidi waseShefamu wayephethe iwayini elibekelelweyo lithathwe ezivinini;
28 uBali Hanani umGederi wayephethe iminqumo nemikhiwane eyayisehlanzeni; uJowashi wayephethe imigodi yamafutha;
29 imihlambi eyayiklaba eSharoni yayiphethwe nguShitirayi umSharoni, nemihlambi eyayisezigodini yayiphethwe nguShafati indodana ka-Adilayi;
30 u-Obili wakwa-Ishmayeli wayephethe amakamela; uJehedeya umMeronoti wayephethe izimbongolo;
31 uJazizi umHagiri wayephethe izimvu. Bonke labo babe yizinduna zemfuyo yenkosi uDavide.
32 UJonathani, uyisekazi kaDavide, wayengumluleki, wayengumuntu ohlakaniphileyo nombhali; uJehiyeli indodana kaHakimoni wayenamadodana enkosi;
33 u-Ahithofeli wayengumluleki wenkosi; uHushayi umArki wayengumngane wenkosi;
34 emva kuka-Ahithofeli kwakunguJehoyada indodana kaBenaya no-Abiyathara; uJowabe wayeyinduna yempi yenkosi.


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1 UDavide wabutha zonke izikhulu zakwa-Israyeli, izikhulu zezizwe, nezinduna zezigaba ezazikhonza inkosi, nezinduna zezinkulungwane nezamakhulu, nezinduna zayo yonke imfuyo yenkosi neyamadodana ayo, nezinduna zendlunkulu, namaqhawe, nawo onke amadoda anamandla eJerusalema.
2 UDavide inkosi wayesema ngezinyawo, wathi: “Ngizweni, bafowethu nabantu bakwethu: mina-ke, kwakusenhliziyweni yami ukwakhela umphongolo wesivumelwano sikaJehova indlu yokuphumula neyesenabelo sikaNkulunkulu wethu; ngangizilungiselele ukwakha.
3 Kepha wayesethi uNkulunkulu kimi: ‘Awuyikwakhela igama lami indlu, ngokuba uyindoda yempi, uchithile igazi.’
4 “Kodwa uJehova uNkulunkulu ka-Israyeli wangikhetha endlini yonke kababa ukuba ngibe yinkosi kwa-Israyeli kuze kube phakade; ngokuba ukhethile uJuda ukuba abe ngumbusi, nasendlini kaJuda indlu kababa, naphakathi kwamadodana kababa wangenamela mina ukuba angibeke inkosi kwa-Israyeli wonke,
5 nasemadodaneni ami onke, ngokuba uJehova ungiphe amadodana amaningi, ukhethe uSolomoni indodana yami ukuba ahlale esihlalweni sobukhosi sombuso kaJehova kwa-Israyeli.
6 Wathi kimi: ‘USolomoni indodana yakho nguye oyakwakha indlu yami namagceke ami, ngokuba ngimkhethile ukuba abe yindodana yami, mina ngibe nguyise.
7 Ngiyakuqinisa umbuso wakhe kuze kube phakade, uma eqinisela ukwenza imiyalo yami nezahlulelo zami njenganamuhla.’
8 “Ngalokho emehlweni abo bonke abakwa-Israyeli, ibandla likaJehova, nasezindlebeni zikaNkulunkulu wethu funani nigcine yonke imiyalo kaJehova uNkulunkulu wenu ukuba nidle leli zwe elihle, nilishiye libe yifa labantwana benu emva kwenu kuze kube phakade.
9 “Wena Solomoni, ndodana yami, yazi uNkulunkulu kayihlo, umkhonze ngenhliziyo epheleleyo nangenhliziyo ethokozayo, ngokuba uJehova uhlola izinhliziyo zonke, uqonda zonke izizindlo zemicabango; uma umfuna, uyakufunyanwa nguye; kepha uma umshiya, uyakukulahla kuze kube phakade.
10 Bheka manje, ngokuba uJehova ekukhethile ukwakha indlu ibe yindlu engcwele, qina, ukwenze.”
11 UDavide wamnika uSolomoni indodana yakhe isifanekiso sompheme nesezindlu zethempeli, nesengcebo yalo, nesamakamelo alo aphezulu, nesamakamelo alo angaphakathi, nesendlu yesihlalo somusa;
12 nesifanekiso sakho konke ayenakho emicabangweni yakhe ngamagceke endlu kaJehova, nangamakamelo nxazonke, nangengcebo yendlu kaNkulunkulu, nangengcebo yezinto ezingcwele;
13 nangezigaba zabapristi nezamaLevi, nangawo wonke umsebenzi wenkonzo yendlu kaJehova, nangazo zonke izitsha zenkonzo endlini kaJehova;
14 nangegolide isisindo segolide lezinto zonke zezinkonzo ngezinkonzo, nangezinto zonke zesiliva isisindo sazo, zonke izinto zezinkonzo ngezinkonzo;
15 nangesisindo sezinti zezibani zegolide kanye nezibani zazo zegolide, nesisindo salolo nalolo luthi lwesibani kanye nezibani zalo, nangesezinti zesiliva isisindo sothi kanye nezibani zalo njengomsebenzi walolo nalolo luthi;
16 nangesisindo segolide lamatafula ezinkwa zokubukwa, amatafula ngamatafula, nangesiliva lamatafula esiliva;
17 nangezingwegwe zenyama, nangezinkamba, nangezitsha zegolide elicwengekileyo, nangezindebe zonke zegolide, isisindo saleso naleso sitsha;
18 nange-altare lempepho legolide elicwengekileyo isisindo salo, nesifanekiso senqola, namakherubi egolide ayelula amaphiko awo, asibekela umphongolo wesivumelwano sikaJehova.
19 “Konke lokho,” washo uDavide, “ngikuqondisiwe ngokubhalwe ngesandla sikaJehova, yebo, wonke umsebenzi walesi sifanekiso.”
20 Wayesethi uDavide kuSolomoni indodana yakhe: “Qina, ume isibindi, ukwenze; ungesabi, ungabi naluvalo, ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu, yebo, uNkulunkulu wami, unawe; akayikukuyeka, akayikukushiya uze uphele wonke umsebenzi wenkonzo yendlu kaJehova.
21 Nazi izigaba zabapristi nezamaLevi zazo zonke izinkonzo zendlu kaNkulunkulu; kuyakuba nawe emsebenzini wonke abantu abazinikela ngenhliziyo naba yizingcweti ezinkonzweni zonke; nezikhulu nabantu bonke bayakulalela konke okukhulumayo.”


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1 UDavide inkosi wathi kulo lonke ibandla: “USolomoni indodana yami, oyedwa uNkulunkulu amkhethileyo, usengumfana, usathambile, nomsebenzi mkhulu, ngokuba ithempeli alisilo elomuntu kepha ngelikaJehova uNkulunkulu.
2 Sengilungisele indlu kaNkulunkulu wami ngamandla ami onke igolide lokwegolide, nesiliva lokwesiliva, nethusi lokwethusi, nensimbi yokwensimbi, nemithi yokwemithi, namatshe amashohamu nawokufakwa, namatshe ahlobisayo nanemibala eyahlukeneyo, nezinhlobo zonke zamatshe ayigugu, namatshe amhlophe amaningi.
3 Futhi njengokuba ngiyenamela indlu kaNkulunkulu wami, nginengcebo yegolide nesiliva, ngiyanika indlu kaNkulunkulu wami yona phezu kwakho konke engikulungisele indlu engcwele,
4 amatalenta ayizinkulungwane ezintathu egolide, igolide lase-Ofiri, namatalenta ayizinkulungwane eziyisikhombisa esiliva elicwengekileyo ukunameka ngalo izindonga zezindlu,
5 igolide lokwegolide, isiliva lokwesiliva, yebo, kuwo wonke umsebenzi wezandla zezingcweti. Ngubani, pho, othokozela namuhla ukuzahlukanisela uJehova na?”
6 Zase zinikela ngenhliziyo izikhulu zawoyise, nezikhulu zezizwe zakwa-Israyeli, nezinduna zezinkulungwane nezamakhulu kanye nezinduna zomsebenzi wenkosi;
7 zanikela enkonzweni yendlu kaNkulunkulu amatalenta ayizinkulungwane eziyisihlanu egolide, namadarike ayizinkulungwane eziyishumi, namatalenta ayizinkulungwane eziyishumi esiliva, namatalenta ayizinkulungwane eziyishumi nesishiyagalombili ethusi, namatalenta ayizinkulungwane eziyikhulu ensimbi.
8 Ababe namatshe bawanikela engcebeni yendlu kaJehova phansi kwesandla sikaJehiyeli umGereshoni.
9 Abantu bajabula ngokunikela kwabo ngenhliziyo, ngokuba banikela ngenhliziyo epheleleyo kuJehova; naye uDavide inkosi wajabula ngokujabula okukhulu.
10 UDavide wayesebonga uJehova phambi kwebandla lonke; uDavide wathi: “Mawubongwe wena Jehova Nkulunkulu ka-Israyeli ubaba kuze kube phakade.
11 Ngobakho, Jehova, ubukhulu, namandla, nodumo, nenkazimulo, nobukhosi, ngokuba konke okusezulwini nasemhlabeni kungokwakho; ngowakho umbuso, Jehova; wena uphakeme, uyinhloko phezu kwakho konke.
12 Ingcebo nenkazimulo kuvela kuwe, wena ubusa phezu kwakho konke; esandleni sakho kukhona amandla nezikhwepha, esandleni sakho kukhona ukukhulisa nokunika bonke amandla.
13 Ngalokho, Nkulunkulu wethu, siyakubonga, siyadumisa igama lakho elitusekayo.
14 “Ngokuba ngingubani mina, nabantu bami, bayini ukuba sibe namandla okunikela ngenhliziyo engaka na? Ngokuba konke kuvela kuwe, nokuvela esandleni sakho lokhu sikunike wena.
15 Ngokuba singabafokazi phambi kwakho nezihambi njengabo bonke obaba; izinsuku zethu emhlabeni zinjengethunzi, nethemba alikho.
16 Jehova Nkulunkulu wethu, zonke lezi zinto esizilungisele ukwakhela igama lakho elingcwele indlu zivela esandleni sakho, zonke zingezakho.
17 Ngiyazi, Nkulunkulu wami, ukuthi uhlola inhliziyo, uthanda ubuqotho. Mina-ke ngobuqotho benhliziyo yami nginikele ngokuthokoza zonke lezi zinto, futhi sengibonile ngokujabula abantu bakho abakhona lapha ukuthi nabo banikele kuwe ngokuthokoza.
18 Jehova, Nkulunkulu ka-Abrahama noka-Isaka noka-Israyeli, obaba, gcina lokhu njalo ezizindlweni zemicabango yenhliziyo yabantu bakho, uqondisele inhliziyo yabo kuwe,
19 unike uSolomoni indodana yami inhliziyo epheleleyo ukuba agcine imiyalo yakho, nobufakazi bakho, nezimiso zakho, nokwenza konke lokhu, nokwakha ithempeli engililungiseleyo.”
20 UDavide wathi kulo lonke ibandla: “Ake nibonge uJehova uNkulunkulu wenu.” Lonke ibandla lambonga uJehova uNkulunkulu wawoyise, lakhothama, lakhuleka kuJehova nasenkosini.
21 Bamhlabela uJehova imihlatshelo, banikela ngeminikelo yokushiswa kuJehova ngangomuso emva kwalolo suku, izinkunzi eziyinkulungwane, nezinqama eziyinkulungwane, namawundlu ayinkulungwane kanye neminikelo yakho yokuphuzwa, nemihlatshelo eminingi ngo-Israyeli wonke;
22 badla, baphuza phambi kukaJehova ngalolo suku ngokuthokoza okukhulu. Bambeka uSolomoni indodana kaDavide inkosi ngokwesibili, bamgcobela uJehova ukuba abe ngumholi, uSadoki abe ngumpristi.
23 USolomoni wayesehlala esihlalweni sobukhosi sikaJehova njengenkosi esikhundleni sikaDavide uyise, waba nenhlanhla; wonke u-Israyeli wamlalela.
24 Zonke izikhulu, namaqhawe, nawo onke amadodana enkosi uDavide bazithoba phansi kukaSolomoni inkosi.
25 UJehova wamkhulisa uSolomoni kakhulu emehlweni abo bonke abakwa-Israyeli, wamnika udumo lobukhosi olungazange lube khona nakuyiphi inkosi yakwa-Israyeli phambi kwakhe.
26 UDavide indodana kaJese wayebusile phezu kwabo bonke abakwa-Israyeli.
27 Isikhathi abusa ngaso phezu kuka-Israyeli sasiyiminyaka engamashumi amane; iminyaka eyisikhombisa wabusa eHebroni, nengamashumi amathathu nantathu wabusa eJerusalema.
28 Wafa esemdala, esanelisiwe yizinsuku nengcebo nodumo; uSolomoni indodana yakhe waba yinkosi esikhundleni sakhe.
29 Izenzo zikaDavide inkosi, ezokuqala nezokugcina, bheka, zilotshiwe encwadini yezindaba zikaSamuweli umboni, nasencwadini yezindaba zikaNathani umprofethi, nasencwadini yezindaba zikaGadi umboni,
30 kanye nakho konke ukubusa kwakhe, namandla akhe, nezehlo ezamehlelayo yena no-Israyeli, kanye nayo yonke imibuso namazwe.