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Isahluko 8

1 Nazi izinhloko zawoyise, nazi izizukulwane zabakhuphuka nami eBabele ekubuseni kuka-Aritahishashita inkosi:
2 Kumadodana kaFinehasi: nguGereshomu; kumadodana ka-Itamari: nguDaniyeli; kumadodana kaDavide: nguHathushi.
3 Kumadodana kaShekaniya, kumadodana kaPharoshi: nguZakariya; kanye naye kwabhalwa ngezizukulwane abesilisa abayikhulu namashumi ayisihlanu.
4 Kumadodana kaPhahati Mowabi: ngu-Eliyohenayi indodana kaZeraya; kanye naye ngabesilisa abangamakhulu amabili.
5 Kumadodana kaShekaniya: yindodana kaJahaziyeli; kanye nayo ngabesilisa abangamakhulu amathathu.
6 Kumadodana ka-Adini: ngu-Ebedi indodana kaJonathani; kanye naye ngabesilisa abangamashumi ayisihlanu.
7 Kumadodana ka-Elamu: nguJeshaya indodana ka-Athaliya; kanye naye ngabesilisa abangamashumi ayisikhombisa.
8 Kumadodana kaShefathiya: nguZebadiya indodana kaMikayeli; kanye naye ngabesilisa abangamashumi ayisishiyagalombili.
9 Kumadodana kaJowabe: ngu-Obadiya indodana kaJehiyeli; kanye naye ngabesilisa abangamakhulu amabili neshumi nesishiyagalombili.
10 Kumadodana kaShelomiti: yindodana kaJosifiya; kanye nayo ngabesilisa abayikhulu namashumi ayisithupha.
11 Kumadodana kaBebayi: nguZakariya indodana kaBebayi; kanye naye ngabesilisa abangamashumi amabili nesishiyagalombili.
12 Kumadodana ka-Azigadi: nguJohanani indodana kaHakathani; kanye naye ngabesilisa abayikhulu neshumi.
13 Kumadodana ka-Adonikamu, awokugcina: nanka amagama awo: ngo-Elifeleti, noJehiyeli, noShemaya, nabesilisa abangamashumi ayisithupha kanye nabo.
14 Kumadodana kaBigivayi: ngo-Uthayi noZabudi; kanye nabo ngabesilisa abanamashumi ayisikhombisa.
15 Ngababutha emfuleni oya e-Ahava; samisa khona izinsuku ezintathu; ngabheka abantu nabapristi, angifumananga khona noyedwa wamadodana kaLevi.
16 Ngase ngithuma ngibiza o-Eliyezeri, no-Ariyeli, noShemaya, no-Elinathani, noJaribi, no-Elinathani, noNathani, noZakariya, noMeshulamu abayizinhloko, kanye noJoyaribi no-Elinathani abafundisayo.
17 Ngabathuma ku-Ido, inhloko yasendaweni yaseKhasifiya, ngabeka emlonyeni wabo amazwi abayakuwakhuluma ku-Ido nakubafowabo amaNethini endaweni yaseKhasifiya ukuba basilethele izinceku zendlu kaNkulunkulu wethu.
18 Ngesandla esihle sikaNkulunkulu wethu esasiphezu kwethu basilethela umuntu onengqondo wamadodana kaMaheli indodana kaLevi ka-Israyeli, kanye noSherebiya namadodana akhe nabafowabo, beyishumi nesishiyagalombili,
19 noHashabiya enoJeshaya wamadodana kaMerari, nabafowabo namadodana abo, bengamashumi amabili,
20 nakuwo amaNethini uDavide nezikhulu ababewanikele enkonzweni yamaLevi amaNethini angamakhulu amabili namashumi amabili, abizwa onke ngamagama.
21 Ngase ngimemezela khona ukuzila ukudla ngasemfuleni i-Ahava ukuba sizithobe phambi kukaNkulunkulu, sizifunele kuye indlela emhlophe, thina nabantwana bethu, nemfuyo yethu yonke.
22 Ngokuba nganginamahloni ukucela enkosini impi nabamahhashi ukuba basisize ezitheni zasendleleni, ngokuba sasikhulumile enkosini, sathi: “Isandla sikaNkulunkulu wethu siphezu kwabo bonke abamfunayo ukuba kube kuhle, kepha amandla akhe nentukuthelo yakhe kuphezu kwabo bonke abamshiyayo.”
23 Sase sizila-ke, sanxusa uNkulunkulu wethu ngalokho, wasizwa.
24 Ngase ngahlukanisa ezikhulwini zabapristi abayishumi nambili: oSherebiya, noHashabiya, nabafowabo abayishumi kanye nabo,
25 ngabalinganisela isiliva negolide nezitsha, umnikelo wendlu kaNkulunkulu wethu, okwakunikelwe ngawo yinkosi nabeluleki bayo, nezikhulu zayo, naye wonke u-Israyeli owayelapho;
26 ngalinganisela ezandleni zabo amatalenta angamakhulu ayisithupha namashumi ayisihlanu esiliva, namatalenta ayikhulu ayizitsha zesiliva, namatalenta ayikhulu egolide,
27 nezindebe ezingamashumi amabili zegolide ezingamadarike ayinkulungwane, nezitsha ezimbili zethusi elikhazimulayo nelihle, eliyigugu njengegolide.
28 Ngathi kubo: “Ningcwele kuJehova, nezitsha zingcwele; isiliva negolide kungumnikelo wesihle kuJehova uNkulunkulu wawoyihlo.
29 Lindani, nikugcine, nize nikulinganise ngaphambi kwezikhulu zabapristi nezamaLevi nezikhulu zawoyise bakwa-Israyeli eJerusalema emakamelweni endlu kaJehova.”
30 Base bamukela abapristi namaLevi okulinganisiweyo, isiliva negolide nezitsha, ukuba bakuyise eJerusalema endlini kaNkulunkulu wethu.
31 Sase sisuka emfuleni i-Ahava ngolweshumi nambili lwenyanga yokuqala ukuba siye eJerusalema; isandla sikaNkulunkulu wethu sasiphezu kwethu, wasophula esandleni sesitha nakumqamekeli endleleni.
32 Safika eJerusalema, sahlala khona izinsuku ezintathu.
33 Ngosuku lwesine kwalinganiswa isiliva negolide nezitsha endlini kaNkulunkulu wethu, kwanikezwa esandleni sikaMeremoti, indodana ka-Uriya, umpristi; u-Eleyazare indodana kaFinehasi wayenaye; uJozabadi indodana kaJeshuwa noNohadiya, indodana kaBinuwi, amaLevi, babe nabo,
34 konke-ke kwenziwa ngomumo nangesisindo; sonke isisindo salotshwa ngaleso sikhathi.
35 Abathunjwa abaphuma ekuthunjweni banikela ngeminikelo yokushiswa kuNkulunkulu ka-Israyeli eyizinkunzi eziyishumi nambili ngaye wonke u-Israyeli, nezinqama ezingamashumi ayisihiyagalolunye nesithupha, namawundlu angamashumi ayisikhombisa nesikhombisa, nezimpongo eziyishumi nambili zibe ngumnikelo wokona; konke kwakungumnikelo wokushiswa kuJehova.
36 Banika imithetho yenkosi kothulasizwe benkosi nakubabusi phesheya koMfula; basekela abantu nendlu kaNkulunkulu.