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Isahluko 9

1 Kwakugqitywa oko, beza kum abathetheli, bathi, Abantu bakwaSirayeli, nababingeleli, nabaLevi, abazahluli kwizizwe zamazwe la; benza ngokwamasikizi azo, awamaKanan, namaHeti, namaPerizi, namaYebhusi, nama-Amon, namaMowabhi, namaYiputa, nama-Amori;
2 ngokuba bazizekele bona noonyana babo abafazi ezintombini zawo; yazixuba imbewu engcwele nezizwe zala mazwe; ke kuqale isandla sabathetheli nabaphathi kobu bumenemene.
3 Ndathi ndakuliva elo lizwi, ndazikrazula iingubo zam, kwaneyokwaleka, ndazidlathula iinwele zam neendevu, ndahlala phantsi ndimangalisiwe.
4 Ndahlanganisela kum bonke abagubha ngamazwi kaThixo kaSirayeli ngenxa yobumenemene babafuduswayo; ndahlala phantsi ndimangalisiwe, kwada kwalilixa lomnikelo wokudla wangokuhlwa.
5 Ngelo xa lomnikelo wokudla wangokuhlwa, ndesuka ekuzithobeni kwam, ndazikrazula iingubo zam neyokwaleka, ndaguqa ngamadolo, ndazolulela izandla zam kuYehova uThixo wam, ndathi:
6 Thixo wam, ndidanile, ndineentloni, andinakubuphakamisela kuwe ubuso bam, Thixo wam; ngokuba ubugwenxa bethu bukhulile, baba phezu kweentloko zethu; netyala lethu likhulu, lesa emazulwini.
7 Kususela kwimihla yoobawo, sisetyaleni elikhulu unanamhla; ngenxa yobugwenxa bethu sanikelwa thina, nookumkani bethu, nababingeleli bethu, esandleni sookumkani bala mazwe, nasekreleni, nasekuthinjweni, nasekuphangweni, nasekudaneni kobuso, njengoko kunjalo namhla.
8 Kaloku, ngokwephanyazo elincinane, kukho ubabalo oluvela kuYehova uThixo wethu, lokusishiyela abasindileyo, asinike isikhonkwane endaweni yengcwele yakhe, ukuze uThixo wethu awakhanyisele amehlo ethu, asisindise kancinane ebukhobokeni bethu.
9 Ngokuba singamakhoboka; ke ebukhobokeni bethu akasishiyanga uThixo wethu; usithobele inceba phambi kookumkani basePersi, basisindisa, ukuba siphakamise indlu yoThixo wethu, silungise inxuwa layo, basibiyele uthango kwaYuda, naseYerusalem.
10 Singathini na kaloku, Thixo wethu, emveni koko? Kuba siyishiyile imithetho yakho, owayiwisayo ngabakhonzi bakho abaprofeti, usithi,
11 Ilizwe eniya kulima, lilizwe lokungcola, ngokungcola kwezizwe zala mazwe, ngamasikizi azo azalisileyo, athabathela kwelinye icala esa kwelinye, ngobunqambi bazo.
12 Ke ngoko iintombi zenu musani ukuzendisela koonyana bazo, neentombi zazo musani ukuzizekela oonyana benu; ningalunyamekeli uxolo lwazo nokuzilungeleyo, naphakade; ukuze nomelele, nidle ukulunga kwelizwe elo, nilinike oonyana benu libe lilifa kude kuse ephakadeni.
13 Emveni kwako konke okusihleleyo, ngenxa yezenzo zethu ezibi, nangenxa yetyala lethu elikhulu (kanti wena, Thixo wethu, usiyekile, akwasohlwaya ngangobugwenxa bethu, wasinika abasindileyo abangakanana),
14 singabuya siyaphule na imithetho yakho, sendiselane nezizwe ezinaloo masikizi? Akuyi kusifuthela ngomsindo side siphele na, ukuze kungabikho baseleyo, basindileyo?
15 Yehova, Thixo kaSirayeli, ulilungisa, ngokuba sisele singabasindileyo, njengoko kunjalo namhla. Uyabona, siphambi kwakho, sinalo ityala lethu, ngokuba akukho unokuma phambi kwakho ngenxa yoko.