2 Chronicles 25

Ukubusa kukaAmaziya

UAmaziya eseleminyaka engamatshumi amabili lanhlanu waba yinkosi; wabusa iminyaka engamatshumi amabili lesificamunwemunye eJerusalema. Lebizo likanina lalinguJehowadani weJerusalema. Wasesenza okuqondileyo emehlweni e Nkosi, kodwa kungeyisikho ngenhliziyo epheleleyo.

Kwasekusithi umbuso usuqinisiwe kuye, wabulala inceku zakhe ezazitshaye inkosi uyise. Kodwa kababulalanga abantwana bazo, kodwa wenza njengokubhaliweyo emlayweni wogwalo lukaMozisi lapho i Nkosi eyalaya khona isithi: Oyise kabayikufa ngenxa yabantwana, labantwana kabayikufa ngenxa yaboyise, kodwa wonke uzafela isono sakhe.

UAmaziya wasebuthanisa uJuda, wabamisa ngokwendlu yaboyise baba zinduna zezinkulungwane lezinduna zamakhulu, kuye wonke uJuda loBhenjamini. Wababala kusukela koleminyaka engamatshumi amabili kusiya phezulu, wabathola bezinkulungwane ezingamakhulu amathathu zabakhethiweyo, abaphuma impi, ababamba umkhonto lesihlangu esikhulu. Wabuya waqatsha koIsrayeli amaqhawe alamandla azinkulungwane ezilikhulu ngamathalenta* esiliva alikhulu. Kodwa kwafika umuntu kaNkulunkulu kuye, esithi: Nkosi, ibutho lakoIsrayeli kalingahambi lawe, ngoba i Nkosi kayilaye uIsrayeli, kusitsho bonke abantwana bakoEfrayimi. Kodwa uba uhamba, kwenze, qinela impi; uNkulunkulu uzakwenza ukhubeke phambi kwesitha; ngoba kulamandla kuNkulunkulu okusiza lokukhubekisa. UAmaziya wasesithi emuntwini kaNkulunkulu: Pho, senzeni ngamathalenta* alikhulu engiwanike iviyo lakoIsrayeli? Umuntu kaNkulunkulu wasesithi: I Nkosi ilokunengi kulalokhu okokukunika. 10 UAmaziya wasebehlukanisa, kusitsho iviyo elalifike kuye livela koEfrayimi, ukuze baye endaweni yabo. Ngakho ulaka lwabo lwamvuthela kakhulu uJuda, babuyela endaweni yabo bevutha ulaka.

11 UAmaziya waseziqinisa, wakhokhela abantu bakhe, waya esihotsheni setswayi, watshaya abantwana beSeyiri, izinkulungwane ezilitshumi. 12 Abantwana bakoJuda basebethumba abazinkulungwane ezilitshumi abaphilayo, babasa engqongeni yeliwa, babaphosa besengqongeni yeliwa, baze baphahlazeka bonke. 13 Kodwa abantu beviyo uAmaziya ayelibuyisele emuva ukuthi bangahambi laye empini, bahlasela imizi yakoJuda, kusukela eSamariya kuze kube seBethi-Horoni, batshaya abazinkulungwane ezintathu zabo, baphanga impango enengi.

14 Kwasekusithi emva kokubuya kukaAmaziya ekutshayeni amaEdoma, waletha onkulunkulu babantwana beSeyiri, wabamisa baba ngonkulunkulu bakhe, wabakhothamela, wabatshisela impepha. 15 Ngalokhu ulaka lwe Nkosi lwamvuthela uAmaziya, yathuma kuye umprofethi owathi kuye: Ubadingelani onkulunkulu babantu abangophulanga abantu babo esandleni sakho? 16 Kodwa kwathi ekhuluma laye, wathi kuye: Sikubekile yini ukuthi ube ngumeluleki wenkosi? Ziyekelele! Kungani bezakutshaya? Umprofethi waseyekela wathi: Ngiyazi ukuthi uNkulunkulu unqume ukukubhubhisa, ngoba wenzile lokhu, kawulalelanga iseluleko sami.

17 UAmaziya inkosi yakoJuda wasethatha iseluleko, wathumela kuJowashi indodana kaJehowahazi indodana kaJehu, inkosi yakoIsrayeli, esithi: Woza, sikhangelane ubuso. 18 UJowashi inkosi yakoIsrayeli wasethumela kuAmaziya inkosi yakoJuda esithi: Ukhula oluhlabayo oluseLebhanoni lwathumela emsedarini oseLebhanoni lusithi: Phana indodana yami indodakazi yakho ibe ngumkayo; kodwa isilo seganga esasiseLebhanoni sedlula, salugxoba ukhula oluhlabayo. 19 Uthi: Khangela, uyitshayile iEdoma; ngakho inhliziyo yakho iyakuphakamisa ukuthi uzincome; khathesi hlala endlini yakho; kungani uzazingenisa ebubini ukuze uwe, wena loJuda elawe? 20 Kodwa uAmaziya kalalelanga; ngoba kwakungokukaNkulunkulu ukuze abanikele esandleni sabo, ngoba babedinge onkulunkulu beEdoma. 21 UJowashi inkosi yakoIsrayeli wasesenyuka, bakhangelana ubuso, yena loAmaziya inkosi yakoJuda, eBeti-Shemeshi engeyakoJuda. 22 UJuda wasetshaywa phambi kukaIsrayeli, babaleka, ngulowo waya ethenteni lakhe. 23 UJowashi inkosi yakoIsrayeli wasembamba uAmaziya inkosi yakoJuda, indodana kaJowashi, indodana kaJehowahazi, eBeti-Shemeshi, wamletha eJerusalema, wadilizela phansi okomduli weJerusalema, kusukela esangweni lakoEfrayimi kuze kube sesangweni lengonsi, izingalo ezingamakhulu amane. 24 Wasethatha lonke igolide lesiliva, lezitsha zonke ezatholakala endlini kaNkulunkulu kuObedi-Edoma, lokuligugu kwendlu yenkosi, labayisibambiso, wabuyela eSamariya.

25 UAmaziya indodana kaJowashi inkosi yakoJuda wasephila iminyaka elitshumi lanhlanu emva kokufa kukaJowashi indodana kaJehowahazi inkosi yakoIsrayeli. 26 Ezinye-ke zezindaba zikaAmaziya, ezokuqala lezokucina, khangela, kazibhalwanga yini egwalweni lwamakhosi akoJuda lawakoIsrayeli?

27 Njalo kusukela esikhathini uAmaziya aphambuka ngaso ekulandeleni i Nkosi bamenzela ugobe eJerusalema; wasebalekela eLakishi; kodwa bathumela emva kwakhe eLakishi, bambulalela khona. 28 Basebemthwala ngamabhiza, bamngcwaba kuboyise emzini kaJuda.

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