Esther 4

Esiteri anoreverera vaJudha pana mambo Ahashivheroshi

Zvino Modhekai akati achinzwa zvose zvaitwa, Modhekai ndokubvarura nguvo dzake, akafuka masaga nokuisa madota pamusoro wake, akapinda pakati peguta, akachema nokuchema kukuru kunorwadza moyo; akasvikawo pamberi pesuo ramambo; nokuti akafuka masaga haana kutenderwa kupinda pasuo ramambo. Naparutivi rumwe norumwe rwenyika pose pakasvika murayiro wamambo nechirevo chake, pakanga panokuchema kukuru pakati pavaJudha, nokuzvinyima zvokudya, nokuchema misodzi, nokuungudza; vazhinji vakavata pasi vakafuka masaga nokuzviisa madota pamisoro.

Zvino vasikana vaEsiteri navaranda vake vakandomuudza izvozvo; vahosi vakabatwa neshungu kwazvo, vakatumira Modhekai nguvo, kuti adzifuke, abvise masaga; asi wakaramba kudzigamuchira. Ipapo Esiteri akadana Hataki, mumwe wavaranda vamambo, waakanga araira kumubatira, akamuraira kuti aende kuna Modhekai kundonzwa kuti chinyi, uye mhaka yeiko. Ipapo Hataki akaenda kuna Modhekai padare reguta, rakanga riri pamberi pesuo ramambo. Modhekai akamuudza zvose zvaakaitirwa, nokuwanda kwemari yakanzi naHamani kuti achaiisa muzvivigiro zvamambo kuti vaJudha vaparadzwe. Akamupawo mashoko orunyoro rwechirevo chakanga chatemwa paShusha chokuti vaparadzwe, kuti achiratidze Esiteri nokumuzivisa izvozvo; akamurairawo kuti apinde kuna mambo amunyengetere nokukumbirira vanhu vake kwaari. Hataki akandoudza Esiteri mashoko aModhekai. 10 Ipapo Esiteri akataura naHataki, akamupa shoko rokundoudza Modhekai, akati,

11 "Varanda vose vamambo navanhu vamativi enyika dzamambo vanoziva kuti ani naani, kunyange murume kana mukadzi, akapinda kuna mambo muruvanze rwomukati asina kudanwa, kunongova nomurau mumwe woga kwaari, kuti aurawe; asi kana mambo akamutambanudzira tsvimbo yendarama, achararama hake; asi ini handina kudanwa kuti ndipinde kuna mambo mazuva ano ana makumi matatu."

12 Vakaudza Modhekai mashoko aEsiteri. 13 Ipapo Modhekai akavaraira kuti vapindure Esiteri, vati, "Usati iwe uchapukunyuka mumba mamambo kupfuura vamwe vaJudha vose. 14 Nokuti kana iwe ukanyarara chose nenguva ino, vaJudha vachabatsirwa nokurwirwa nomumwe mutoo, asi iwe neimba yababa vako muchaparadzwa; handiti, zvimwe wakasvika paushe nokuda kwenguva inenge seino here?"

15 Ipapo Esiteri akaraira kuti vapindure Modhekai, vati, 16 "Endai mukokere vaJudha vose vari paShusha, muzvinyime zvokudya nokuda kwangu; regai kudya kana kunwa mazuva matatu, usiku namasikati; neniwo navasikana vangu tichazvinyima zvokudya saizvozvo; ipapo ndichapinda kuna mambo, kunyange zvisina kutenderwa nomurau; kana ndikaparara, ndaparara hangu."

17 Naizvozvo Modhekai akaenda hake akandoita zvose zvaakarairwa naEsiteri.

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