Nehemiya 8:1-18

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8  Mpoonya bantu boonse bakabungana antoomwe mubbuwa lyabuleya kumbele lya Mulyango wa Maanzi,+ eelyo bakaambila Ezara+ sikukkopolola* kuti alete bbuku lya Mulawo wa Musa,+ ooyo Jehova ngwaakapa bana Israyeli.+  Aboobo Ezara mupaizi wakaleta bbuku lya Mulawo kumbele lyambungano+ yabaalumi, bamakaintu abaabo boonse ibakali kukonzya kuswiilila akumvwisya mubuzuba bwakusaanguna bwamwezi waciloba.+  Eelyo wakaubala cakupozya mulawo+ mubbuwa lyabuleya ilyakali kumbele lya Mulyango wa Maanzi, kubaalumi, bamakaintu alimwi abaabo boonse ibakali kukonzya kuswiilila akumvwisya kuzwa mafwumofwumo kusikila akalangabwaaseme; mpoonya bantu bakaswiililisya+ izyakali kubalwa mubbuku lya Mulawo.  Lino Ezara sikukkopolola* wakaliimvwi acibumbili cazisamu ncobakapangide akaambo kamuswaangano ooyu; alimwi afwaafwi anguwe kululyo lwakwe kwakaimvwi Matitiya, Sema, Anaya, Uriya, Hilikiya a Maaseya; eelyo kulumwensyi lwakwe kwakali Pedaya, Misayeli, Malikiya,+ Hasumu, Hasi-badana, Zekariya a Mesulamu.  Ezara wakajalula bbuku bantu boonse kabalangilila, nkaambo wakali aabusena busumpukide kwiinda bantu boonse. Lino naakali kulijalula, bantu boonse bakaimikila.  Mpoonya Ezara wakatembaula Jehova Leza mwini-mwini, Leza mupati, eelyo bantu boonse bakati, “Ameni!* Ameni!”+ kumane bakatambika maanza aabo mujulu. Eelyo bakakotama akuvwuntama ansi kubusyu bwa Jehova.  Lino iba Levi, nkokuti Jeshua, Bani, Serebiya,+ Jamini, Akubu, Sebatai, Hodiya, Maaseya, Kelita, Azariya, Jozabadi,+ Hanani a Pelaya bakali kupandulwida bantu Mulawo.+ Lino bantu bakaliimvwi.  Alimwi bakazumanana kubala cakupozya mubbuku lya Mulawo wa Leza mwini-mwini, kabaupandulula kabotu-kabotu akutondezya mbougwasya; aboobo bakabagwasya bantu kumvwisya cakali kubalwa.+  Lino Nehemiya, iwakali mweendelezi* aciindi eeco, Ezara+ mupaizi alimwi sikukkopolola* aba Levi ibakali kuyiisya bantu bakaambila bantu boonse kuti: “Buzuba oobu bulasalala kuli Jehova Leza wanu.+ Tamweelede kulila nokuba koomoka.” Nkaambo bantu boonse bakali kulila nobakali kuswiilila majwi aa Mulawo. 10  Nehemiya wakabaambila kuti: “Kamuya mukalye zyakulya zili amafwuta akunywa zintu zilweela, akupa zipego+ kulibaabo batajisi; nkaambo buzuba oobu bulasalala ku Mwami wesu, alimwi mutausi pe, nkaambo lukkomano lwa Jehova ndolumuyumya.”* 11  Kumane ba Levi bakali kuumuzya bantu boonse kabati: “Amuumune! Nkaambo buzuba oobu bulasalala, mutausi pe.” 12  Aboobo bantu boonse bakaunka kuyoolya akunywa akupana zyakulya akusekelela kapati,+ nkaambo bakaamvwisya majwi ngobakaambilwa.+ 13  Lino buzuba bwakatobela, basilutwe baziinga zyabantu boonse, bapaizi alimwi aba Levi bakabungana antoomwe kuli Ezara sikukkopolola* kuti bakamvwisisisye majwi aa Mulawo. 14  Mpoonya bakajana kuti kulilembedwe mu Mulawo ooyo Jehova ngwaakalailila kwiinda muli Musa kuti bana Israyeli beelede kukkala muzivwuka ciindi capobwe mumwezi waciloba,+ 15  akuti beelede kwaambilizya+ muminzi yabo yoonse alimwi amu Jerusalemu yoonse kuti: “Kamuya kubusena bwamalundu mukalete mitabi yamaolifa, yazisamu zyamafwuta, yamisiwe, yamakunka alimwi ayazisamu zimbi kutegwa mukapange zivwuka kweelana ambokulembedwe mumulawo.” 16  Aboobo bantu bakaunka kuyooleta mitabi kuti balipangile zivwuka, umwi aumwi aciluli caŋanda yakwe, mumabbuwa aabo, mumabbuwa aaŋanda ya Leza mwini-mwini,+ mubbuwa lyabuleya lyaku Mulyango wa Maanzi+ alimwi amubbuwa lyabuleya lyaku Mulyango wa Efraimu.+ 17  Eelyo boonse mumbungano yabantu ibakapiluka kuzwa mubuzike bakayaka zivwuka akukkala mulinzizyo, nkaambo bana Israyeli tiibakalinacitide pobwe lili boobu kuzwa kumazuba aa Joshua+ mwana wa Nuni kusikila buzuba oobo. Aboobo kwakali kusekelela kupati.+ 18  Buzuba abuzuba kwakali kubalwa bbuku lya Mulawo wa Leza mwini-mwini,+ kuzwa kubuzuba bwakusaanguna kusikila kubuzuba bwamamanino. Bakacita pobwe mazuba aali ciloba, eelyo mubuzuba bwalusele kwakaba muswaangano uusetekene kweelana amulawo.+

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