2 Chronicles 20

Jehoshafati anokunda vaMoabhu navaAmoni

Shure kwaizvozvo vana vaMoabhu, navana vaAmoni, navamwe vavaAmoni pamwechete navo, vakasvika kuzorwa naJehoshafati. Ipapo vamwe vakasvika, vakaudza Jehoshafati, vachiti, "Vanhu vazhinji vanouya, vachibva Siria mhiri kwegungwa, kuzorwa nemi; tarirai, vari paHazazonitamari," (ndiro Enigedi). Ipapo Jehoshafati akatya, akashingaira kundobvunza Jehovha; akatara zuva rokuzvinyima zvokudya panyika yose yavaJudha. VaJudha vakaungana kuzotsvaka rubatsiro kuna Jehovha; vakabva kumaguta ose aJudha kuzotsvaka Jehovha.

Jehoshafati akasimuka paungano yavaJudha navanhu veJerusaremu, mumba maJehovha, pamberi poruvazhe rutsva; akati, "Haiwa, Jehovha Mwari wamadzibaba edu, imi hamuzi Mwari ari kudenga here? Imi hamuzi mubati woushe hwose hwendudzi here? Paruoko rwenyu pane simba noushe, naizvozvo hapano munhu angakudzivisai.

"Imi Mwari wedu, hamuna kudzinga here vaigara panyika ino pamberi pavanhu venyu vaIsiraeri, mukaipa vana vaAbhurahamu shamwari yenyu nokusingaperi? Vakagaramo, vakakuvakiraimo imba tsvene yezita renyu, vachiti, `Kana tikawirwa nezvakaipa, kana munondo wokutonga, kana denda, kana nzara, tichamira pamberi peimba ino napamberi penyu, (nokuti zita renyu riri muimba ino), tigochema kwamuri tiri pakutambudzika kwedu; ipapo muchatinzwa nokutirwira,'

10 "Zvino tarirai vana vaAmoni navaMoabhu navapagomo reSeiri, vamusina kutendera vaIsiraeri kupinda pakati pavo nguva yavakabva panyika yeIjipiti, asi vakavarega, vakasavaparadza; 11 tarirai votitsiva, vachiuya kuzotidzinga panyika yenyu, yamakatipa ive nhaka yedu.

12 "Haiwa, Mwari wedu, hamungavatongi here? Nokuti hatine simba rokurwa navazhinji ava vanouya kuzorwa nesu; hatizivi chatingaita, asi meso edu akatarira kwamuri."

13 Ipapo vaJudha vose vakamira pamberi paJehovha, pamwechete nepwere dzavo, navakadzi vavo, navana vavo. 14 Mweya waJehovha ukauya pamusoro paJahazieri, mwanakomana waZekariya, mwanakomana waBhenaya, mwanakomana waJeieri, mwanakomana waMatanya, muRevhi, wavanakomana vaAsafi, pakati peungano; 15 iye akati, "Teererai, imi vaJudha mose, nemi mugere paJerusaremu, nemi mambo Jehoshafati; zvanzi naJehovha kwamuri, `Musatya, kana kuvhunduka nokuda kwavanhu ava vazhinji, nokuti kurwa hakuzi kwenyu, asi ndokwaMwari. 16 Burukai mangwana mundorwa navo; tarirai vanokwira napamukwidza weRizi; muchavawana pakuguma kwomupata, pamberi perenje reJerueri. 17 Imi hamungafaniri henyu kurwapo; zvigadzireipo, murambe mumire henyu, muone kurwirwa kwenyu naJehovha, imi vaJudha naveJerusaremu; musatya kana kuvhunduswa; budai mangwana mundorwa navo, nokuti Jehovha anemi.' "

18 Ipapo Jehoshafati akakotamisa musoro wake, chiso chakatarira pasi; vaJudha vose navakanga vagere Jerusaremu vakawira pasi pamberi paJehovha, vakanamata Jehovha. 19 NavaRevhi vavana vavaKohati, navana vavaKora, vakasimuka vakarumbidza Jehovha Mwari waIsiraeri nenzwi guru kwazvo.

20 Vakamuka mangwanani, ndokubudira kurenje reTekoa; zvino vakati vachibuda, Jehoshafati akamira, akati, "Chindinzwai imi vaJudha nemi mugere Jerusaremu; tendai Jehovha Mwari wenyu, mugosimbiswa; tendai vaporofita vake, mugokunda." 21 Zvino akati arangana navanhu, akagadza vaifanira kuimbira Jehovha, nokumurumbidza nenguvo tsvene, vakafamba pamberi pehondo, vachiti, "Vongai Jehovha, nokuti nyasha dzake hadziperi." 22 Zvino vakati vachitanga kuimba nokurumbidza, Jehovha akaisa vavandiri kuzorwa navana vaAmoni, navaMoabhu, navapagomo reSeiri, ivo vakanga vauya kuzorwa navaJudha; vakakundwa. 23 Nokuti vana vaAmoni navaMoabhu vakamukira vakanga vagere pagomo reSeiri kuti vavauraye nokuvaparadza chose; zvino vakati vapedza avo vakanga vagere paSeiri, mumwe nomumwe ndokubatsira pakuurayana. 24 Zvino vaJudha vakati vachisvika kurusvingo rwenharirire rwokurenje, vakatarira vanhu vazhinji, ndokuona zvava zvitunha zvawira pasi, kwakanga kusina akapukunyuka.

25 Zvino Jehoshafati navanhu vake vakati vachisvika kuzotora zvavakanga vapamba, vakawana pakati pavo fuma zhinji, nezvipfeko, nezvinhu zvinokosha, vakazvitorera izvo, asi vakakoniwa kuzvitakura zvose nokuwanda kwazvo; vakaita mazuva matatu vachitora mhambara, nokuda kwokuwanda kwazvo. 26 Zvino pazuva rechina vakaungana pamupata weBheraka; nokuti vakandokudza Jehovha ipapo; naizvozvo zita renzvimbo iyo rakatumidzwa Mupata weBheraka kusvikira zuva ranhasi.

27 Ipapo vanhu vose vaJudha naveJerusaremu vakadzoka, Jehoshafati akavatungamirira, vakadzokera Jerusaremu nomufaro; nokuti Jehovha akanga avafadza pamusoro pavavengi vavo. 28 Vakasvika Jerusaremu nemitengeramwa, nembira, nehwamanda, kusvikira paimba yaJehovha.

29 Ipapo ushe hwose hwenyika iyo hwakatya Mwari kwazvo, pakunzwa kwavo kuti Jehovha akarwa navavengi vaIsiraeri. 30 Zvino ushe hwaJehoshafati hwakava norugare; nokuti Mwari wake akamuzorodza pamativi ose.

31 Jehoshafati akabata ushe hwaJudha; akanga asvika makore makumi matatu namashanu pakutanga kwake kubata ushe; akabata ushe paJerusaremu makore makumi maviri namashanu; zita ramai vake rakanga riri Azubha, mukunda waShirihi. 32 Akafamba nenzira yababa vake Asa; haana kutsauka pairi, akaramba achiita zvakarurama pamberi paJehovha. 33 Kunyange zvakadaro matunhu akakwirira haana kubviswa, navanhu vakanga vachigere kutevera Mwari wamadzibaba avo nomoyo wose.

34 Zvino mamwe mabasa aJehoshafati, okutanga nookupedzisira, tarirai akanyorwa pamashoko aJehu, mwanakomana waHanani, akaiswa mubhuku yamadzimambo aIsiraeri.

35 Shure kwaizvozvi Jehoshafati mambo waJudha wakasungana naAhazia mambo waIsiraeri; iye aifamba nenzira yakaipa kwazvo; 36 akasungana naye pakuvaka zvikepe zvaienda Tarishishi; vakavaka zvikepe paEZiyonigebheri. 37 Ipapo Eriezeri mwanakomana waDhodhavhahu weMaresha akaporofita pamusoro paJehoshafati, akati, "Zvawasungana naAhazia, Jehovha waparadza mabasa ako." Zvikepe zvikaputsika, zvikakoniwa kuenda Tarishishi.

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