2 Samuele 24:1-25

24  Bohale ba Jehova ba boela+ ba tukela Baiseraele, ha e mong a susumeletsa Davida khahlanong le bona, a re: “Tsamaea, u bale+ Baiseraele le Bajuda.”  Kahoo morena a re ho Joabe+ molaoli oa mabotho a sesole ea neng a e-na le eena: “Ka kōpo, pholletsa le meloko eohle ea Iseraele, ho tloha Dane ho ea Beerseba,+ le ngolise batho,+ ’me ka sebele ke tla tseba palo ea batho.”+  Empa Joabe a re ho morena: “E se eka Jehova Molimo oa hao a ka eketsa batho ka makhetlo a lekholo ho feta kamoo ba leng kateng ha mahlo a khosi ea ka morena a ntse a bona hoo. Empa ha e le khosi ea ka morena, ke hobane’ng ha a khahliloe ke ntho ee?”+  Qetellong lentsoe la morena la hlōla+ Joabe le balaoli ba mabotho a sesole. Kahoo Joabe le balaoli ba mabotho a sesole ba tloha ka pel’a morena ho ea ngolisa+ batho ba Iseraele.  Joale ba tšela Jordane ’me ba hloma liahelo Aroere+ ka lehlakoreng le letona la motse o bohareng ba phula ea molapo o phoroselang, ho ella ho Bagade,+ le ho leba Jazere.+  Ka mor’a moo ba tla Gileade+ le naheng ea Tatime-hodshi eaba ba tsoela pele ho ea Dane-jane ’me ba pota le Sidone.+  Joale ba tla qhobosheaneng ea Tyre+ le metseng eohle ea Baheve+ le ea Bakanana ’me ba tla moeling o khaolang Negebe+ ea Juda Beerseba.+  Kahoo ba pholletsa le naha eohle ’me ba fihla Jerusalema bofelong ba likhoeli tse robong le matsatsi a mashome a mabeli.  Joale Joabe a fa morena palo ea batho ba ngolisitsoeng;+ Baiseraele ea e-ba banna ba sebete ba tsomulang sabole ba likete tse makholo a robeli, ’me banna ba Juda e ne e le banna ba likete tse makholo a mahlano.+ 10  Pelo ea Davida ea qala ho mo tšetšetha+ ka mor’a hore a bale batho joalo. Ka lebaka leo Davida a re ho Jehova: “Ke entse sebe+ haholo ka seo ke se entseng. Joale, Jehova, ka kōpo, e-re phoso ea mohlanka oa hao e fete;+ etsoe ke entse booatla bo boholo.”+ 11  Ha Davida a tsoha hoseng, lentsoe la Jehova la tla ho moprofeta Gade,+ ea bonang lipono+ bakeng sa Davida, la re: 12  “E-ea, ’me u re ho Davida, ‘Sena ke seo Jehova a se boletseng: “Ke beha lintho tse tharo holim ’a hao.+ Ikhethele e ’ngoe ea tsona e le hore nka u etsa eona.”’”+ 13  Tumellanong le hoo Gade a kena ho Davida eaba oa mo bolella ’me o re ho eena:+ “Na u lokela ho tleloa ke lilemo tse supileng tsa tlala naheng ea hao,+ kapa likhoeli tse tharo tsa ho baleha ha hao ka pel’a bahanyetsi+ ba hao, ha ba u lelekisa, kapa ho be teng matsatsi a mararo a lefu la seoa naheng ea hao?+ Joale tseba ’me u bone seo ke tla se araba Ea nthomileng.” 14  Kahoo Davida a re ho Gade: “Ke mahlomoleng a maholo. Ka kōpo, e-re re oele letsohong la Jehova,+ etsoe mehauhelo+ ea hae e mengata; empa ke se ke ka oela letsohong la motho.”+ 15  Joale Jehova a tlisa lefu la seoa+ Iseraele ho tloha hoseng ho fihlela nakong e behiloeng, hoo har’a batho ho tloha Dane ho ea Beerseba+ ho ileng ha shoa batho ba likete tse mashome a supileng.+ 16  Lengeloi+ la ’na la otlollela letsoho la lona Jerusalema hore le e felise; Jehova a qala ho ikutloa a soabile+ ka lebaka la tlokotsi eo, kahoo a re ho lengeloi le neng le tlisa pheliso har’a batho: “Ho lekane! Joale theola letsoho la hao.” Lengeloi la Jehova le ne le le haufi le seotlo sa Arauna+ Mojebuse.+ 17  Davida a re ho Jehova, ha a bona lengeloi le neng le bolaea batho, e, a re: “Bona! ke ’na ea entseng sebe ’me ke ’na ea entseng phoso; empa linku+ tsee—li entse’ng? Ka kōpo, letsoho la hao le ke le tle holim ’a ka+ le holim ’a ntlo ea Ntate.” 18  Hamorao Gade a kena ho Davida letsatsing leo ’me a re ho eena: “Nyoloha, u hlomele Jehova aletare seotlong sa Arauna Mojebuse.”+ 19  Davida a qala ho nyoloha tumellanong le lentsoe la Gade, ho ea ka seo Jehova a neng a se laetse.+ 20  Ha Arauna a talima tlaase ’me a bona morena le bahlanka ba hae ba fetela ho eena, hang-hang Arauna a tsoa ’me a inamela+ morena sefahleho sa hae se shebile fatše.+ 21  Joale Arauna a re: “Ke hobane’ng ha khosi ea ka morena a tlile ho mohlanka oa hae?” Eaba Davida o re: “Ho tla reka+ ho uena seotlo bakeng sa ho hahela Jehova aletare, e le hore lefu la seoa+ le ka emisoa holim ’a batho.” 22  Empa Arauna a re ho Davida: “Khosi ea ka morena a ke a se+ nke ’me a nyehele se molemo mahlong a hae. Bona likhomo tsa nyehelo ea secheso le selei sa ho pola le lisebelisoa tsa likhomo bakeng sa patsi.+ 23  Ntho e ’ngoe le e ’ngoe, morena, Arauna o hlile o e fa morena.” Arauna a tsoela pele ho re ho morena: “E se eka Jehova Molimo oa hao a ka khahlisoa ke uena.”+ 24  Leha ho le joalo, morena a re ho Arauna: “Che, empa ruri ke tla se reka ho uena ka theko;+ nke ke ka nyehela mahlabelo a secheso ho Jehova Molimo oa ka ntle ho tefo.”+ Ka lebaka leo Davida a reka+ seotlo seo le likhomo ka lishekele tsa silevera tse mashome a mahlano. 25  Davida a hahela Jehova aletare+ moo le ho nyehela mahlabelo a secheso le mahlabelo a kopanetsoeng, ’me Jehova a qala ho itumella hore a kōptjoe ka tieo+ bakeng sa naha, hoo lefu la seoa le ileng la emisoa Iseraele.

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