Byo papichile moba kufuma po alotejile kiloto, Mfumu Nebukaneza walengele kipashañano kya ngolode kikatampe. Wikimikile mu musanza wa Dula ne kukonkanya pamo babinemanga bonse ku kino kipashañano. Kabiji Shadalaka, Meshaka ne Abedenego nabo bebechile. Kepo mfumu akambizhe amba: ‘Umvwe mwaumvwa kuvuma kwa lusengo, mumpempe, jisense, kyansa, kijimba kya mizhinge ne mpwita, mwafwainwa kufukama! Yense usakubula kufukama basakumutaya ponkapotu mu kisha kya mujilo.’ Nanchi bano Bahebelu basatu baswile kufukama nyi, inyi abo bafwainwetu kupopwela Yehoba kwapwa nyi?

Kepo mfumu akambizhe’mba bebivumye. Bantu bonse baponene panshi kinkuvumene saka bapopwela kino kipashañano. Bino Shadalaka, Meshaka ne Abedenego bashajiletu monka baimena. Bantu bebamwene babuujile mfumu amba: ‘Aba Bahebelu basatu bakukana kupopwela kimpashañano.’ Nebukaneza wakambizhe’mba bebalete. Wibambijile’mba: ‘Nsakwimupa kimye kya kupopwela kimpashañano. Inge mukane nsakwimutaya mu mujilo. Ñanyi lesa wakonsha kwimupokolola mu kuboko kwami?’ Abo bamukumbwile’mba: ‘Kwitupa ne kimye kya kuba byobyo ne. Lesa wetu wakonsha kwitupulusha. Pano bino, nangwa abule kwitupokolola, bino anweba mfumu yukai’mba kechi tusakupopwela kipashañano kyenu ne.’

Nebukaneza wazhingijile bingi. Wakambizhe’mba: ‘Bekisonsele kisha kya mujilo bimye bitanu na bibiji kukila byo bekisonselanga kimye kyonse!’ Kepo akambizhe bashilikale banji amba: ‘Bakasai bano banabalume mwibataye mu mujilo!’ Na mambo a kuba mujilo wabayile bingi, bashilikale bebasendele bafwile na lubebe lwa mujilo  ponkapotu. Bino Bahebelu basatu bebatayile mu kisha kya mujilo. Mfumu Nebukaneza byo atajilemo, wamwene bantu bana saka babena kwenda mu mujilo saka bakutayamotu basatu. Waumvwine moyo kabiji ponkapotu waimene ne kushikisha babinemanga banji amba: ‘Nanchi kechi twajikutayamo bantu basatu mu mujilo nenyi? Monai, muji bana, kabiji wa buna ubena kumweka nobe malaika.’

Kepo Nebukaneza ayile kwipi na kisha kya mujilo ne kubijika’mba: ‘Anweba bakalume ba Lesa Mwine Wakila, fumaimo, iyai kuno!’ Bantu bonse bakuminye bingi pa kumona Shadalaka, Meshaka ne Abedenego bafuma mu mujilo saka bajitu bulongo. Mibiji yabo, nsuki ne bivwalo kechi byapile ne, kabiji kechi banukilepotu nangwa mubabo ne.’

Nebukaneza waambile’mba: ‘Atotwe Lesa wa kwa Shadalaka, Meshaka ne Abedenego, yenka wajikutuma malaika wanji kwiya na kupokolola bakalume banji. Kafwako Lesa mukwabo uji nobe uno ne.’

Nanchi ne obewa wakonsha kutwajijila kwikala wa kishinka kwi Yehoba nangwa bintu byakatazhapotu byepi byonka byaubile bano Bahebelu basatu nyi?

“Wafwainwa kupopwelatu Yehoba Lesa wobe ne kumwingijila aye yenka kwapwa.”—Mateo 4:10