Jeremia 39:1-18

39  Ka selemo sa borobong sa Tsedekia morena oa Juda, ka khoeli ea leshome,+ Nebukadrezare morena oa Babylona le lebotho lohle la hae ba tla Jerusalema ’me ba qala ho e thibella.+  Ka selemo sa leshome le motso o mong sa Tsedekia, ka khoeli ea bone, ka letsatsi la borobong la khoeli, motse oa thuhuoa.+  Likhosana tsohle tsa morena oa Babylona tsa tla ’me tsa lula Hekeng e Bohareng,+ e leng, Nergale-sharezere, Samgare-nebo, Sarsekime, Rabsarise, Nergale-sharezere Morabemake le likhosana tse ling kaofela tsa morena oa Babylona.  Joale eare hang ha Tsedekia morena oa Juda le banna bohle ba ntoa ba li bona, ba qala ho baleha+ ’me ba tsoa motseng bosiu ka tsela ea serapa sa morena,+ ka heke e pakeng tsa lerako le habeli; ba ’na ba tsoa ka tsela ea Araba.+  Lebotho la sesole la Bakalde la qala ho ba lelekisa,+ ’me ba fihlela Tsedekia lithoteng tsa lehoatata tsa Jeriko.+ Joale ba mo nka ’me ba mo tlisa ho Nebukadrezare morena oa Babylona Ribla+ naheng ea Hamathe+ e le hore a phatlalatse liqeto tsa boahloli ho eena.+  Morena oa Babylona a bolaea+ bara ba Tsedekia Ribla ka pel’a mahlo a hae,+ ’me morena oa Babylona a bolaea+ bahlomphehi bohle ba Juda.  A foufatsa+ mahlo a Tsedekia, ka mor’a moo a mo tlama ka litlamo tsa koporo, e le hore a mo tlise Babylona.  Bakalde ba chesa ntlo ea morena le matlo a sechaba ka mollo,+ ’me ba heletsa marako a Jerusalema.+  Batho ba bang kaofela ba neng ba setse motseng, le ba koenehileng ba neng ba oetse ka ho eena, le batho ba bang kaofela ba setseng, Nebuzaradane+ mookameli oa balebeli+ a ba isa kholehong Babylona.+ 10  Ba bang sechabeng, ba tlaase ba neng ba se na letho ho hang, Nebuzaradane mookameli oa balebeli a ba siea naheng ea Juda;+ a ba fa lirapa tsa morara le tšebeletso e qobelloang letsatsing leo.+ 11  Ho feta moo, Nebukadrezare morena oa Babylona a fana ka taelo malebana le Jeremia ka Nebuzaradane mookameli oa balebeli, a re: 12  “Mo nke ’me u mo behe leihlo, u se ke ua mo etsa letho le lebe.+ Empa feela kamoo a ka buang le uena kateng, u mo etse joalo.”+ 13  Tumellanong le hoo Nebuzaradane+ mookameli oa balebeli le Nebushazbane Morabsarise, le Nergale-sharezere Morabemake le banna bohle ba ka sehloohong ba morena oa Babylona ba romeletsa; 14  ba romeletsa ’me ba nka Jeremia Lebaleng la Balebeli+ ’me ba mo neha Gedalia+ mora oa Akikame+ mora oa Shafane,+ e le hore a mo tlise ka tlung ea hae, a tle a lule har’a sechaba. 15  Lentsoe la Jehova la hlaha ho Jeremia ha a ntse a koaletsoe Lebaleng la Balebeli,+ la re: 16  “E-ea, ’me u re ho Ebede-meleke+ Moethiopia, ‘Sena ke seo Jehova oa mabotho, Molimo oa Iseraele, a se boletseng: “Bona! ke phethahatsa mantsoe a ka holim ’a motse ona bakeng sa tlokotsi eseng bakeng sa se molemo,+ ’me ka sebele a tla etsahala ka pel’a hao letsatsing leo.”’+ 17  “‘Letsatsing leo ke tla u lopolla,’+ ho bolela Jehova, ‘’me ho ke ke ha nehelanoa ka uena matsohong a batho bao u ba tšabang.’+ 18  “‘Etsoe ruri ke tla u pholosa, ’me u ke ke ua lihuoa ka sabole; ka sebele u tla fumana moea oa hao e le thepa e hapuoeng,+ kahobane u ntšepile,’+ ho bolela Jehova.”

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