1 Samuel 6

Areka inodzoswa kuva Isiraeri

Zvino areka yaJehovha yakagara munyika yavaFirisitia mwedzi minomwe. VaFirisitia vakadana vapirisiti navavuki, vakati, "Tichaita seiko neareka yaJehovha? Tizivisei mutowo watingaidzosera nawo kunzvimbo yayo. Vakati, "Kana muchidzosera areka yaMwari waIsiraeri, musaituma isine chinhu; asi munofanira kumutumira chipiriso chemhosva; ipapo muchapora, mugoziva kuti ruoko rwake runoregereiko kubviswa kwamuri." Zvino vakati, "Chipiriso chemhosva chatinofanira kumuripira nacho ndecheiko?" Vakati, "Mamota mashanu endarama, namakonzo mashanu endarama, zvakaenzana namadzishe avaFirisitia; nokuti makanga marohwa nedambudziko rimwe, imwi mose namadzishe enyu. Naizvozvo munofanira kuita mufananidzo wamamota enyu, nomufananidzo wamakonzo enyu anotadzira nyika, mukudze Mwari waIsiraeri; zvimwe ucharerutsa ruoko rwake pamusoro penyu, napamusoro pavamwari venyu, napamusoro penyika yenyu. Muchawomesereiko moyo sezvakaita vaIjipiti naFarao vakawomesa moyo yavo? Nguva yaakaita zvishamiso pakati pavo, havana kurega vanhu here, vakaenda? Naizvozvo zvino torai mugadzire ngoro itsva, nemhou mbiri dzinomwisa dzisina kumboiswa joko, musunge mhou pangoro, asi muraurire mhuru dzadzo kumusha; zvino mutore areka yaJehovha, mugoiisa pangoro; nezvishongo zvendarama, zvamunomuripira nazvo kuti chive chipiriso chemhosva, mudziise mubhokisi parutivi rwayo, mugoituma iende. "Zvino tarirai, kana ikakwira nenzira yenyika yayo kuBhetishemeshi, ndiye wakatiitira njodzi huru iyi; asi kana isingadaro, tichaziva kuti haruzi ruoko rwake rwakatirova, chinhu hacho chatiwira." 10 Zvino varume vakaita saizvozvo; vakatora mhou mbiri dzakanga dzichimwisa, vakadzisunga pangoro, vakapfigira mhuru dzadzo kumusha; 11 vakaisa areka yaJehovha pamusoro pengoro, nebhokisi rakanga rina makonzo endarama, nemifananidzo yamamota avo. 12 Zvino mhou dzikarurama nenzira inoenda Bhetishemeshi, dzikafamba nenzira huru, dzikaenda dzichingokuma; hadzina kutsaukira kurudyi kana kuruboshwe; madzishe avaFirisitia akadzitevera kusvikira kumuganho weBhetishemeshi. 13 Zvino vanhu veBhetishemeshi vakanga vachicheka zviyo zvavo pamupata, vakatarira, vakaona areka, vakafara vachiiona. 14 Ngoro ikasvika pamunda waJoshua muBhetishemeshi, ikamira pakanga pane bwe guru; ipapo vakapamura matanda engoro, vakabayira mhou vakadziita chipiriso chinopisirwa Jehovha. 15 Zvino vaRevhi vakaburutsa areka yaJehovha, nebhokisi rakanga riri pairi, makanga mune zvishongo zvendarama, vakazviisa pabwe guru, varume veBhetishemeshi vakauya nezvipiriso zvinopiswa vakabayira Jehovha zvibayiro nomusi uyo. 16 Zvino madzishe mashanu avaFirisitia akati aona izvozvo, akadzokera Ekironi nomusi iwoyo. 17 Zvino ndiwo mamota endarama akaripwa namadzishe avaFirisitia, kuti chive chipiriso chemhosva kuna Jehovha; rimwe raiva reAshidhodhi, rimwe reGaza, rimwe reAshikeroni, rimwe reGati, rimwe reEkironi; 18 namakonzo endarama akanga akaenzana namaguta ose avaFirisitia, akanga ari amadzishe mashanu, aiva maguta akapoteredzwa namasvingo nemisha miduku yokuruwa. Uye ibwe guru ravakagadzika areka yaJehovha pamusoro paro, richiripo pamunda waJoshua muBhetishemeshi kusvikira nhasi. 19 Zvino Jehovha akauraya vamwe vavarume veBhetishemeshi, nokuti vakanga vatarira mukati meareka yaJehovha; akauraya varume vane zviuru zvina makumi mashanu namakumi manomwe pakati pavanhu avo; vanhu vakachema, nokuti Jehovha wakanga auraya vanhu nokuuraya kukuru. 20 Zvino varume veBhetishemeshi vakati, "Ndianiko unogona kumira pamberi paJehovha, Mwari uyu Mutsvene? Uchakwira kuna ani, kana achibva kwatiri?" 21 Ipapo vakatuma nhume kuna vakanga vagere Kiriatijearimwi, vakati, "VaFirisitia vadzosa areka yaJehovha; burukai imwi, muzoiisa kwenyu.

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