2 Kings 8

Indaba yowesifazana weShunemi

UElisha wasekhuluma kowesifazana ondodana yakhe ayeyenze yaphila, esithi: Sukuma, uhambe wena lendlu yakho, uyehlala njengowezizwe lapho ongahlala khona njengowezizwe, ngoba i Nkosi ibize indlala, ezafika njalo elizweni iminyaka eyisikhombisa. Owesifazana wasukuma-ke, wenza njengokutsho komuntu kaNkulunkulu; wahamba yena lendlu yakhe, wahlala njengowezizwe elizweni lamaFilisti iminyaka eyisikhombisa. Kwasekusithi ekupheleni kweminyaka eyisikhombisa, owesifazana waphenduka evela elizweni lamaFilisti; waphuma ukuyakhala enkosini ngendlu yakhe langensimu yakhe. Inkosi yayikhuluma-ke loGehazi inceku yomuntu kaNkulunkulu isithi: Akungilandisele izinto zonke ezinkulu uElisha asezenzile. Kwasekusithi esatshela inkosi ukuthi wavusa njani ofileyo, khangela-ke, owesifazana ondodana yakhe ayeyivuse ekufeni wakhala enkosini ngendlu yakhe langensimu yakhe. UGehazi wasesithi: Nkosi yami, nkosi, nguye lo owesifazana, njalo yiyo le indodana yakhe uElisha ayiphilisayo. Lapho inkosi ibuza owesifazana, wayilandisela. Inkosi yasimmisela induna ethile, isithi: Buyisela konke okwakungokwakhe, laso sonke isivuno sensimu kusukela mhla esuka elizweni kuze kube lamuhla.

UHazayeli uba yinkosi yeSiriya

UElisha wasefika eDamaseko, njalo uBenihadadi inkosi yeSiriya wayegula. Wasetshelwa kwathiwa: Umuntu kaNkulunkulu ufikile lapha. Inkosi yasisithi kuHazayeli: Thatha esandleni sakho isipho, uyehlangabeza umuntu kaNkulunkulu, ubusubuza e Nkosini ngaye usithi: Ngizasila yini kulumkhuhlane? UHazayeli wasesiyamhlangabeza, wathatha isipho esandleni sakhe, ngitsho esakho konke okuhle kweDamaseko, imithwalo yamakamela engamatshumi amane, weza wema phambi kwakhe, wathi: Indodana yakho uBenihadadi inkosi yeSiriya ungithumile kuwe esithi: Ngizasila yini kulumkhuhlane? 10 UElisha wasesithi kuye: Hamba uthi kuye: Ungasila lokusila, kodwa i Nkosi ingibonisile ukuthi uzakufa lokufa. 11 Wasemjolozela waze waba lenhloni. Umuntu kaNkulunkulu waselila. 12 UHazayeli wasesithi: Inkosi yami ililelani? Wasesithi: Ngoba ngiyazi ububi ozabenza ebantwaneni bakoIsrayeli; uzathungela inqaba zabo ngomlilo, ubulale amajaha abo ngenkemba, uphahlaze ingane zabo, uqhaqhe abesifazana babo abakhulelweyo. 13 Kodwa uHazayeli wathi: Kodwa iyini inceku yakho eyinja, ukuthi yenze linto enkulu? UElisha wasesithi: I Nkosi ingibonisile ukuthi uzakuba yinkosi phezu kweSiriya. 14 Wasesuka kuElisha weza enkosini yakhe eyathi kuye: UElisha utheni kuwe? Wasesithi: Ungitshele ukuthi uzasila lokusila. 15 Kwasekusithi kusisa wathatha ingubo, wayigxamuza emanzini, wayendlala phezu kobuso bakhe waze wafa. UHazayeli wasesiba yinkosi esikhundleni sakhe.

Ukubusa kukaJoramu koJuda

16 Njalo ngomnyaka wesihlanu kaJoramu indodana kaAhabi inkosi yakoIsrayeli, lapho uJehoshafathi eyinkosi yakoJuda, uJehoramu indodana kaJehoshafathi inkosi yakoJuda waba yinkosi. 17 Wayeleminyaka engamatshumi amathathu lambili lapho esiba yinkosi, wabusa iminyaka eyisificaminwembili eJerusalema. 18 Wasehamba ezindleleni zamakhosi akoIsrayeli njengokwenza kwendlu kaAhabi, ngoba indodakazi kaAhabi yayingumkakhe; wenza okubi emehlweni e Nkosi. 19 Kodwa i Nkosi kayithandanga ukuchitha uJuda ngenxa kaDavida inceku yayo, njengokutsho kwayo kuye ukuthi izanika isibane kuye zonke izinsuku, lemadodaneni akhe.

20 Ensukwini zakhe iEdoma yahlamuka isuka phansi kwesandla sakoJuda, yabeka inkosi phezu kwayo. 21 UJoramu wasewelela eZayiri lazo zonke inqola zilaye; yena wavuka ebusuku watshaya amaEdoma ayemzingelezele, lenduna zezinqola; labantu babalekela emathenteni abo. 22 Ngakho iEdoma yahlamuka isuka phansi kwesandla sakoJuda kuze kube lamuhla. Khona iLibhina yahlamuka ngalesosikhathi.

23 Ezinye-ke zezindaba zikaJoramu, lakho konke akwenzayo, kakubhalwanga yini egwalweni lwemilando yamakhosi akoJuda? 24 UJoramu waselala laboyise, wangcwatshelwa kuboyise emzini kaDavida. UAhaziya indodana yakhe wasesiba yinkosi esikhundleni sakhe.

Ukubusa kukaAhaziya koJuda

25 Ngomnyaka wetshumi lambili kaJoramu indodana kaAhabi inkosi yakoIsrayeli uAhaziya indodana kaJehoramu, inkosi yakoJuda, waba yinkosi. 26 UAhaziya wayeleminyaka engamatshumi amabili lambili lapho esiba yinkosi, wabusa umnyaka owodwa eJerusalema. Lebizo likanina lalinguAthaliya, indodakazi kaOmri inkosi yakoIsrayeli. 27 Wasehamba ngendlela yendlu kaAhabi, wenza okubi emehlweni e Nkosi, njengendlu kaAhabi, ngoba wayengumkhwenyana wendlu kaAhabi.

28 Wasehamba loJoramu indodana kaAhabi ukulwa loHazayeli inkosi yeSiriya eRamothi-Gileyadi; amaSiriya aselimaza uJoramu. 29 UJoramu inkosi wabuyela ukwelatshwa eJizereyeli amanxeba amaSiriya ayemtshaye wona eRama ekulweni kwakhe loHazayeli inkosi yeSiriya. UAhaziya indodana kaJehoramu inkosi yakoJuda wasesehla ukubona uJoramu indodana kaAhabi eJizereyeli, ngoba wayegula.

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