Isaiah 22

Umthwalo weJerusalema

Umthwalo wesigodi sombono.

Kutheni kuwe khathesi, ukuthi lowo lalowo wakho akhwele empahleni zezindlu?
Wena ogcwele umsindo, muzi oxokozelayo, dolobho elilentokozo, ababuleweyo bakho kababulawanga ngenkemba, kabafelanga empini. Bonke ababusi bakho babaleke kanyekanye, babotshwe ngabatshoki, bonke abatholakala kuwe, babotshiwe kanyekanye, babaleke besuka khatshana. Ngenxa yalokhu ngathi: Susani amehlo kimi; kangikhale ngokubabayo; ungaphangisi ukungiduduza ngenxa yokuchitheka kwendodakazi yabantu bakithi. Ngoba kulusuku lokusanganiseka, lolokunyathelela phansi, lolokuphithizela kweNkosi uJehova wamabandla esigodini sombono, lolokudilizela phansi umduli, lokuhlaba umkhosi kuze kube sentabeni. IElamu yathatha-ke isikhwama semitshoko, kanye lenqola, abantu, abagadi bamabhiza; leKiri yavumbulula isihlangu. Kuzakuthi-ke izigodi zakho ezikhethekileyo zigcwala izinqola, labagadi bamabhiza bazihlele lokuzihlela ngasesangweni.

Njalo yena uzakwembula isimbombozo sakoJuda; langalolosuku wena uzakhangela izikhali zendlu yehlathi. Njalo lizabona imikenke yomuzi kaDavida, ukuthi minengi, liqoqe amanzi echibini elingaphansi. 10 Lizabala izindlu zeJerusalema, lidilize izindlu ukuze liqinise umduli. 11 Lizakwenza ichibi phakathi kwemiduli yomibili lisenzela amanzi omgodi omdala. Kodwa kaliyikukhangelanga kowakwenzayo, kalimnanzanga owakubumbayo kudala. 12 Langalolosuku iNkosi uJehova wamabandla izamemezela ukulila, lokukhala, lokuphucwa kwamakhanda, lokugqokwa kwamalembu amasaka. 13 Kodwa khangela, injabulo lokuthaba, ukubulawa kwenkomo, lokuhlatshwa kwezimvu, ukudliwa kwenyama, lokunathwa kwewayini; lathi: Asidleni sinathe, ngoba kusasa sizakufa. 14 Kodwa i Nkosi yamabandla yembula endlebeni zami isithi: Isibili lesisono kaliyikusenzelwa inhlawulo yokuthula lize life, kutsho iNkosi uJehova wamabandla.

UEIiyakimi uzathatha isikhundla sikaShebina

15 Itsho njalo iNkosi uJehova wamabandla: Hamba uye kulo umphathi, kuShebina, ophezu kwendlu, uthi:

16 Ulani lapha, njalo ulobani lapha, ukuthi uzigebhele ingcwaba lapha, njengozigebhela ingcwaba lakhe phezulu, ozigubhela indawo yokuhlala edwaleni? 17 Khangela, i Nkosi izakujikijela khatshana, ngokujikijela kwendoda; izakugoqela ngokukugoqela, 18 ikuthandele lokukuthandela njengebhola eligiqelwa elizweni elibanzi enhlangothini zombili; uzafela khona, lalapho kuzakuba khona izinqola zakho ezilodumo, wena hlazo lendlu yenkosi yakho! 19 Njalo ngizakusunduza usuke esikhundleni sakho, ikuwise ekumeni kwakho.

20 Kuzakuthi-ke ngalolosuku ngibize inceku yami uEliyakhimi indodana kaHilikhiya; 21 ngizamgqokisa isigqoko sakho, ngimqinise ngebhanti lakho, nginikeze umbuso wakho esandleni sakhe; njalo yena uzakuba nguyise kubahlali beJerusalema lendlini yakoJuda. 22 Ngizabeka-ke isihluthulelo sendlu kaDavida ehlombe lakhe; yena uzavula kungavali muntu, avale kungavuli muntu. 23 Ngizambethela njengesikhonkwane endaweni eqinileyo; njalo uzakuba yisihlalo sobukhosi esilodumo endlini kayise. 24 Bazaphanyeka phezu kwakhe udumo lonke lwendlu kayise, inzalo labantwana, zonke izitsha ezincinyane, kusukela ezitsheni zenkezo kusiya kuzo zonke izitsha zeziphiso. 25 Ngalolosuku, itsho i Nkosi yamabandla, isikhonkwane esabethelwa endaweni eqinileyo sizasuswa, siganyulwe siwe; lomthwalo obuphezu kwaso uzaqunywa; ngoba i Nkosi ikhulumile.

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