Esaya 39:1-8

39  Pali ilya nshita Merodakibaladani+ mwana Baladani imfumu ya Babiloni+ atumine bakalata no bupe+ kuli Hisekia, ilyo aumfwile ukuti alilwele lelo nomba alipolele.+  E ico Hisekia alisekelele pa bupe+ no kulanga inkombe ing’anda yakwe iya cuma,+ silfere na golde na mafuta ya balsamu+ na mafuta ayasuma no mwalesungilwa ifyanso+ fyakwe ne fyuma fyakwe fyonse. Tapali nangu cimo ico Hisekia ashabalangile mu ng’anda+ yakwe na mu bufumu bwakwe bonse.+  Pa numa ya ifi Esaya kasesema aile ku Mfumu Hisekia no kuipusha ati:+ “Finshi aba baume balandile, kabili bafumine kwi pa kwisa kuli iwe?” Na o Hisekia ayaswike ati: “Bafumine ku calo ca kutali, ku Babiloni.”+  Na kabili aipwishe ukuti: “Finshi bacimona mu ng’anda yobe?”+ E lyo Hisekia ayaswike ati: “Bacimona fyonse ifyaba mu ng’anda yandi. Tapali nangu cimo pa fyuma fyandi ico nshacibalanga.”  Esaya nomba e pa kweba Hisekia ati:+ “Umfweni ifyo Yehova wa mabumba asosa,  ‘Mona! Inshiku shileisa, kabili fyonse ifyaba mu ng’anda yobe na fyonse ifyo ifikolwe fyobe fyalonganike ukufika na pali buno bushiku fikasendwa ku Babiloni.’+ ‘Tapakashale nangu cimo,’+ e fyo Yehova asosa.  ‘Kabili abana bobe bamo abakafuma muli iwe, abana abo ukafyala, bakasendwa+ no kuyaba bacilolo+ mwi sano lya mfumu ya Babiloni.’”+  E lyo Hisekia atile kuli Esaya: “Amashiwi ya kwa Yehova ayo wasosa yawama.”+ Kabili atile: “Pantu umutende ne cine+ fikatwalilila mu nshiku shandi.”+

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