2 Chronicles 7

Kwathi uSolomoni eseqedile ukukhuleka, umlilo wehla uvela emazulwini, wadla umnikelo wokutshiswa lemihlatshelo, lenkazimulo ye Nkosi yagcwalisa indlu. Njalo abapristi babengelakho ukungena endlini ye Nkosi, ngoba inkazimulo ye Nkosi yayigcwalise indlu ye Nkosi. Lapho bonke abantwana bakoIsrayeli bebona ukwehla komlilo lenkazimulo ye Nkosi phezu kwendlu, bakhothama ngobuso babo emhlabathini endaweni egandelweyo, bakhonza bedumisa i Nkosi, ukuthi ilungile, ukuthi umusa wayo umi phakade. Inkosi labo bonke abantu banikela-ke imihlatshelo phambi kwe Nkosi. Inkosi uSolomoni yasinikela imihlatshelo yezinkabi ezizinkulungwane ezingamatshumi amabili, lezimvu ezizinkulungwane ezilikhulu lamatshumi amabili. Ngokunjalo inkosi labo bonke abantu bayehlukanisa indlu kaNkulunkulu. Abapristi basebesima ezikhundleni zabo; lamaLevi elezinto zokuhlabelela zikaJehova inkosi uDavida ayezenze ukudumisa uJehova, ngoba umusa wakhe umi phakade, lapho uDavida edumisa ngenkonzo yabo; labapristi bakhalisa impondo phambi kwabo, loIsrayeli wonke wema. USolomoni wasengcwelisa iphakathi leguma elaliphambi kwendlu ye Nkosi, ngoba wenza lapho iminikelo yokutshiswa lamahwahwa eminikelo yokuthula, ngoba ilathi lethusi uSolomoni ayelenzile lalingenele umnikelo wokutshiswa, lomnikelo wokudla, lamahwahwa.

Langalesosikhathi uSolomoni wenza umkhosi okwensuku eziyisikhombisa, loIsrayeli wonke kanye laye, ibandla elikhulu kakhulu, kusukela ekungeneni kweHamathi kusiya esifuleni seGibhithe. Langosuku lwesificaminwembili benza umhlangano onzulu, ngoba benza ukwehlukaniswa kwelathi okwensuku eziyisikhombisa, lomkhosi okwensuku eziyisikhombisa. 10 Ngosuku lwamatshumi amabili lantathu lwenyanga yesikhombisa waseyekela abantu bahamba baya emathenteni abo, bethokoza bejabula enhliziyweni ngokuhle i Nkosi eyayikwenzele uDavida loSolomoni loIsrayeli abantu bayo.

I Nkosi izibonakalisa kuSolomoni ngokwesibili

11 Ngokunjalo uSolomoni waqeda indlu kaJehova lendlu yenkosi; lakho konke okwakuvela enhliziyweni kaSolomoni ukukwenza endlini ye Nkosi lendlini yakhe wakuphumelelisa.

12 I Nkosi yasibonakala kuSolomoni ebusuku yathi kuye: Ngizwile umkhuleko wakho, sengizikhethele lindawo ukuba yindlu yomhlatshelo. 13 Uba ngivala amazulu ukuze kungabi lazulu, kumbe uba ngilaya intethe ukuqeda ilizwe, kumbe uba ngithumela umatshayabhuqe wesifo phakathi kwabantu bami, 14 uba abantu bami ibizo lami elibizwa phezu kwabo bezithoba, bakhuleke badinge ubuso bami, baphenduke ezindleleni zabo ezimbi, mina-ke ngizakuzwa ngisemazulwini, ngithethelele isono sabo, ngelaphe ilizwe labo. 15 Khathesi amehlo ami azavuleka, lendlebe zami zilalele umkhuleko walindawo. 16 Ngoba sengiyikhethile ngayingcwelisa lindlu ukuze ibizo lami libe khona kuze kube nininini; lamehlo ami lenhliziyo yami kuzakuba lapho zonke izinsuku. 17 Wena-ke, uba uhamba phambi kwami njengokuhamba kukaDavida uyihlo, wenze njengakho konke engikulaye khona, ugcine izimiso zami lezahlulelo zami, 18 ngizaqinisa-ke isihlalo sobukhosi sombuso wakho, njengokwenza kwami isivumelwano loDavida uyihlo ngisithi: Kakuyikusweleka
 kakuyikusweleka: Heb.  kakuyikuqunywa.
muntu kuwe obusa koIsrayeli.
19 Kodwa uba libuyela emuva lina, litshiya izimiso zami lemilayo yami engikubeke phambi kwenu, lihambe likhonze abanye onkulunkulu libakhothamele, 20 ngizabasiphuna-ke elizweni engibanike lona, lalindlu engiyingcwelisele ibizo lami ngizayilahla isuke phambi kwami, ngiyenze ibe yisiga lento yokuhozwa phakathi kwezizwe zonke. 21 Lalindlu ephakemeyo izakuba yisimangaliso kulowo lalowo odlula kuyo, aze athi: I Nkosi ikwenzeleni okunje kulelilizwe lakulindlu? 22 Bazakuthi-ke: Kungoba beyidelile i Nkosi uNkulunkulu waboyise eyabakhupha elizweni leGibhithe, babambelela kwabanye onkulunkulu, babakhonza babasebenzela; ngenxa yalokho ibehlisele bonke lobububi.

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