2 Chronicles 31

Kwathi konke lokho sekuphelile, bonke abakoIsrayeli abatholakalayo baphuma baya emizini yakoJuda, badiliza izinsika eziyizithombe, bagamulela phansi izixuku, baphosela phansi indawo eziphakemeyo lamalathi, bekukhupha kuye wonke uJuda loBhenjamini lakoEfrayimi loManase, baze baqeda. Bonke abantwana bakoIsrayeli basebebuyela, ngulowo lalowo emfuyweni yakhe, emizini yabo.

UHezekhiya wondla abapristi lamaLevi

UHezekhiya wasemisa izigaba zabapristi lamaLevi ngokwezigaba zabo, ngulowo lalowo ngokomsebenzi wakhe, abapristi lamaLevi emnikelweni wokutshiswa leminikelo yokuthula, ukukhonza lokubonga lokudumisa emasangweni ezinkamba ze Nkosi. Lesabelo senkosi esivela emfuyweni yayo seminikelo yokutshiswa, seminikelo yokutshiswa yekuseni lantambama, leminikelo yokutshiswa yamasabatha, leyekuthwaseni kwezinyanga, leyemikhosi emisiweyo, njengokubhaliweyo emlayweni kaJehova. Wasesithi ebantwini, kubahlali beJerusalema, ukuthi banike isabelo sabapristi lamaLevi, ukuze baqiniswe emlayweni we Nkosi.

Lekusatshalalisweni kwelizwi abantwana bakoIsrayeli bengeza izithelo zokuqala zamabele, iwayini elitsha, lamafutha, loluju, lakuzo zonke izithelo zensimu; lengxenye yetshumi yakho konke bakuletha ngobunengi. Abantwana bakoIsrayeli loJuda ababehlala emizini yakoJuda labo basebeletha ingxenye yetshumi yenkomo leyezimvu lengxenye yetshumi yezinto ezingcwele ezazehlukaniselwe i Nkosi uNkulunkulu wabo, babeka izinqumbinqumbi. Ngenyanga yesithathu baqalisa ukubeka isisekelo sezinqumbi, langenyanga yesikhombisa baqeda. UHezekhiya leziphathamandla sebefika bebona izinqumbi, bayibusisa i Nkosi labantu bayo uIsrayeli. UHezekhiya wasebuza abapristi lamaLevi ngalezinqumbi. 10 UAzariya umpristi oyinhloko wendlu kaZadoki wakhuluma laye wathi: Kusukela ekuqaleni kokulethwa kweminikelo endlini ye Nkosi, kwakulokokudla lokokusutha lokokutshiya okunenginengi; ngoba i Nkosi ibabusisile abantu bayo kuze kusale lokhu okunengi.

11 UHezekhiya wasesithi kulungiswe amakamelo endlini ye Nkosi; basebewalungisa. 12 Basebengenisa iminikelo lezingxenye zetshumi lezinto ezingcwelisiweyo ngobuqotho. Laphezu kwalokhu uKonaniya umLevi wayeyinduna, loShimeyi umfowabo engowesibili. 13 LoJehiyeli loAzaziya loNahathi loAsaheli loJerimothi loJozabadi loEliyeli loIsimakhiya loMahathi loBhenaya babengababonisi ngaphansi kwesandla sikaKonaniya loShimeyi umfowabo, ngomlayo kaHezekhiya inkosi loAzariya umbusi wendlu kaNkulunkulu. 14 Njalo uKore indodana kaImna umLevi, umgcini wesango ngasempumalanga, wayephezu kweminikelo yesihle kaNkulunkulu ukupha iminikelo ye Nkosi lezinto ezingcwelengcwele. 15 Langasesandleni sakhe kwakuloEdeni, loMiniyamini, loJeshuwa, loShemaya, uAmariya, loShekaniya emizini yabapristi ukupha abafowabo ngokuthembeka ezigabeni zabo, njengakwabakhulu kwaba njalo kwabancane. 16 Ngaphandle kwababalwe ngezizukulwana zabesilisa, kusukela koleminyaka emithathu kusiya phezulu, wonke ongena endlini ye Nkosi, ngomsebenzi wosuku ngosuku lwawo, enkonzweni yabo, kumfanelo zabo, ngezigaba zabo. 17 Lalabo ababalwa ngezizukulwana zabapristi ngendlu yaboyise, lamaLevi, kusukela koleminyaka engamatshumi amabili kusiya phezulu, kumfanelo zabo, ngezigaba zabo. 18 Lekubalweni ngezizukulwana, labo bonke abancinyane babo, omkabo, lamadodana abo, lamadodakazi abo, ebandleni lonke, ngoba ekuthembekeni kwabo bazingcwelisa ngobungcwele. 19 Lemadodaneni kaAroni, abapristi, emasimini amadlelo emizi yabo, kuwo wonke umuzi ngomuzi, amadoda ayebizwe ngamabizo, ukunika izabelo kubo bonke abesilisa phakathi kwabapristi, labo bonke ababalwe ngezizukulwana phakathi kwamaLevi.

20 Wasesenza njalo uHezekhiya kuJuda wonke; wenza okuhle lokulungileyo lokuqotho phambi kwe Nkosi uNkulunkulu wakhe. 21 Emsebenzini wonke-ke awuqalisayo enkonzweni yendlu kaNkulunkulu, lemlayweni lemthethweni, ukudinga uNkulunkulu wakhe, wakwenza ngenhliziyo yakhe yonke, waphumelela.

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