Joshua 7

Kutadza kwaAkani nokurohwa kwake

Asi vana vaIsiraeri vakadarika pachinhu chakayereswa; nokuti Akani, mwanakomana waKarimwi, mwanakomana waZabhedhi, mwanakomana waZera, worudzi rwaJudha, wakatora chinhu chezvakayereswa; kutsamwa kwaJehovha kukamukira vana vaIsiraeri.

Joshua akatuma varume vabve Jeriko vaende Ai, guta riri parutivi rweBheti-avheni, kumabvazuva eBheteri, akataura navo, akati, "Kwirai, mundoshora nyika." Varume vakakwira, vakandoshora Ai, Vakadzokera kuna Joshua, vakati kwaari, "Vanhu vose ngavarege kukwira; varume vanenge zviuru zviviri kana zvitatu ngavaende kundorwa neAi, asi vanhu vose ngavarege havo kutambudzwa kuendako, nokuti vashoma havo." Naizvozvo varume vanenge zviuru zviviri kana zvitatu vakaendako, ivo vakatiza pamberi pavarume veAi. Varume veAi vakauraya varume vanenge makumi matatu navatanhatu vavo, vakavateverera kubva pamberi pesuo kusvikira Shebharimi, vachivauraya pakuburuka kwavo; ipapo moyo yavanhu yakanyauka, ikaita semvura.

Zvino Joshua akabvarura nguvo dzake, akawira pasi nechiso chake pamberi peareka yaJehovha kusvikira madekwana, iye navakuru vavaIsiraeri, vakaisa guruva pamisoro yavo. Joshua akati, "Haiwa! Ishe Mwari, makayambusireiko vanhu ava paJorodhani, kuti mutiise mumaoko avaAmori, vatiparadze? Dai takatenda hedu kugara mhiri kwaJorodhani! Haiwa, Ishe, ndichati kudiniko, vaIsiraeri zvavakafuratira vavengi vavo! Nokuti vaKenani navose vagere munyika ino vachazvinzwa, vachatikomba, nokudzima zita redu panyika; zvino zita renyu guru muchariiteiko?"

10 Ipapo Jehovha akati kuna Joshua, "Simuka, wawireiko kudai pachiso chako? 11 VaIsiraeri vatadza, vadarika sungano yangu yandakavaraira; vatora chinhu chakayeriswa, vabavo, nokunyengera, nokuchiviga pakati penhumbi dzavo. 12 Naizvozvo vana vaIsiraeri havangagoni kukunda vavengi vavo, vanofuratira vavengi vavo, nokuti vava vanhu vakatukwa; handichazovi nemi, kana musingaparadzi chinhu chakayereswa pakati penyu. 13 Simuka, utsaure vanhu, uti, `Zvitsaurirei mangwana, nokuti zvanzi naJehovha Mwari waIsiraeri: Kune chinhu chakayeriswa pakati penyu, Isiraeri; hamungakundi vavengi venyu, kusvikira mabvisa chinhu chakayeriswa pakati penyu.' 14 Naizvozvo mangwana munofanira kuswedera namarudzi enyu; zvino rudzi runobatwa naJehovha, runofanira kuswedera nedzimba dzarwo, neimba inobatwa naJehovha, inofanira kuswedera nemhuri dzayo, nemhuri inobatwa naJehovha, inofanira kuswedera murume mumwe nomumwe. 15 Zvino uyo unobatwa ane chinhu chakayereswa, anofanira kupiswa nomoto, iye nezvose zvaanazvo; nokuti wakadarika sungano yaJehovha, uye nokuti wakaita chinhu chakaipa kwazvo pakati paIsiraeri."

16 Naizvozvo Joshua wakamuka mangwanani, akaswededza vaIsiraeri namarudzi avo; rudzi rwaJudha ndokubatwa; 17 zvino akaswededza dzimba dzaJudha, imba yaZera ikabatwa; zvino akaswededza murume mumwe nomumwe weimba yavaZera, Zabhedhi akabatwa; 18 zvino akaswededza mhuri yake, murume mumwe nomumwe, Akani mwanakomana waKarimi, mwanakomana waZabhedhi, mwanakomana waZera, worudzi rwaJudha akabatwa. 19 Zvino Joshua akati kuna Akani, "Mwana wangu, chikudza Jehovha Mwari waIsiraeri, uzvireurure kwaari; ndiudze zvino zvawakaita, usandivanzira izvo." 20 Ipapo Akani akapindura Joshua, akati, "Zvirokwazvo, ndakatadzira Jehovha Mwari waIsiraeri, ndakaita zvokuti nezvokuti; 21 ndakaona pakati pezvakapambwa nguvo yakanaka, inobva Bhabhironi, nesirivha yakasvika mashekeri ana mazana maviri, nechikamu chendarama chakasvika mashekeri ana makumi mashanu pakuyerwa kwacho; ipapo ndakazvichochora, ndikazvitora, tarirai, zvakavigwa pasi mutende rangu, sirivha iri pasi pazvo."

22 Naizvozvo Joshua akatuma nhume, ivo vakamhanyira kutende rake, vakandowana zvakavigwa mutende rake, sirivha iri pasi pazvo. 23 Vakazvibvisa mutende, vakazviisa kuna Joshua, nokuvana vaIsiraeri vose, vakazviisa pasi pamberi paJehovha. 24 Ipapo Joshua navaIsiraeri vose vakanga vanaye vakatora Akani, mwanakomana waZera, nesirivha, nenguvo, nembongoro dzake, namakwai ake, netende rake, nezvose zvaakanga anazvo, vakakwira navo kumupata weAkori. 25 Zvino Joshua akati, "Wakatipinzireiko padambudziko? Jehovha uchakupinza padambudziko nhasi." Ipapo vaIsiraeri vose vakamutaka namabwe, vakavapisa nomoto, nokuvataka namabwe. 26 Vakaunganidza pamusoro pake mabwe akaita murwi mukuru uripo kusvikira nhasi; Jehovha akazvidzora pakutsamwa kwake kukuru. Naizvozvo zita renzvimbo iyo rakanzi Mupata weAkori kusvikira nhasi.

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