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Senesi 17

1 ʻOku fakafoʻou ʻe Sihova ʻae fuakava. 5 ʻOku fakakehe ʻae hingoa ʻo ʻEpalame ko e fakaʻilonga ʻoe tāpuaki lahi hake. 10 ʻOku tuʻutuʻuni ʻae kamu. 15 ʻOku fakakehe ʻae hingoa ʻo Selai, pea ʻoku tāpuekina ia. 17 ʻOku fakaʻilo ʻa ʻAisake. 23 ʻOku kamu ʻa ʻEpalahame mo ʻIsimeʻeli.

1PEA ʻi he hivangofulu ma hiva taʻu ʻoe motuʻa ʻo ʻEpalame naʻe hā mai ʻa Sihova kia ʻEpalame, ʻo ne pehē kiate ia, “Ko au, ko e ʻOtua Māfimafi; ke ke ʻeveʻeva ʻi hoku ʻao, pea ke haohaoa. 2Pea te u fai ʻa ʻeku fuakava ʻiate koe mo au, pea te u fakatokolahi ʻaupito koe.” 3Pea tō foʻohifo ʻa ʻEpalame ki he kelekele pea folofola ʻae ʻOtua kiate ia, ʻo pehē; 4“Ko au eni, Vakai, ʻoku ʻiate koe ʻeku fuakava, pea te ke hoko ko e tamai ki he ngaahi puleʻanga lahi; 5Pea ʻe ʻikai toe ui ho hingoa ko ʻEpalame, ka ko ʻEpalahame ho hingoa, he kuo u ngaohi koe “ko e tamai ki he ngaahi puleʻanga lahi.” 6Pea te u ngaohi koe ke ke tupu ʻo tokolahi ʻaupito, pea te u ngaohi ʻae ngaahi puleʻanga lahi ʻiate koe, pea ʻe tupu ʻae ngaahi tuʻi ʻiate koe. 7Pea te u fakamaau ʻeku fuakava kiate koe, mo ho hako ʻe tupu ʻiate koe ʻamui, ʻi heʻenau ngaahi toʻutangata, ko e fuakava taʻengata, ke u ʻiate koe, ko e ʻOtua, pea ki ho hako ki mui ʻiate koe. 8Pea te u foaki kiate koe, pea mo ho hako ʻe hoko mo koe, ʻae fonua ʻoku ke ʻāunofo ki ai, ʻio ʻae fonua kotoa pē ʻo Kēnani, ko e tofiʻa taʻengata; pea teu ʻiate kinautolu ko honau ʻOtua.”

9¶ Pea pehē ʻe he ʻOtua kia ʻEpalahame, “Ko ia te ke tauhi ai ʻeku fuakava, ʻa koe mo ho hako ʻe hoko mo koe ʻi honau ngaahi toʻutangata. 10Ko eni ʻa ʻeku fuakava, ʻaia te mou tauhi, kiate au mo kimoutolu mo ho hako ʻe tupu ʻamui ʻiate koe; E kamu ʻae tamasiʻi tangata kotoa pē ʻoku ʻiate kimoutolu. 11Pea te mou kamu ʻae kili ʻo homou potu; pea ko e fakaʻilonga ia ʻoe fuakava kiate au mo kimoutolu. 12Pea ko ia ʻiate kimoutolu ʻoku ʻaho valu hono motuʻa ʻe kamu ia, ʻae tama tangata kotoa pē ʻi homou ngaahi toʻutangata, ko ia kuo fanauʻi ho fale, mo ia ʻoku ʻikai ʻi hoʻo fānau, ka kuo fakatauʻaki hoʻo koloa mei he muli. 13Ko ia ʻe tupu ʻi ho fale, mo ia kuo fakatauʻaki hoʻo koloa ke ke kamu ia; pea ʻe ʻi homou sino ʻeku fuakava, ko e fuakava taʻengata ia. 14Pea ko e tamasiʻi taʻekamu, ʻe motuhi ʻae laumālie ko ia mei hono kakai; he kuo ne siʻaki ʻeku fuakava.”

15¶ Pea naʻe pehē ʻe he ʻOtua kia ʻEpalahame, “Pea koeʻuhi ko Selai ko ho ʻunoho, ʻe ʻikai te ke ui hono hingoa ko Selai, ka ko Sela hono hingoa. 16Pea te u tāpuaki ia, ʻo tuku kiate koe ʻae foha ʻiate ia; ʻio, te u tāpuaki ia, pea ʻe hoko ia, ko e faʻē ki he ngaahi puleʻanga; ʻe tupu ʻiate ia ʻae ngaahi tuʻi ʻoe kakai.” 17Pea tō foʻohifo ai ʻa ʻEpalahame ki he kelekele pea kata, ʻo ne pehē ʻi hono loto, “E tupu ha tama ʻiate ia ʻoku teau taʻu hono motuʻa? Pea ʻe feitama ʻa Sela, ʻaia ʻoku hivangofulu hono taʻu? 18Pea pehēange ʻe ʻEpalahame ki he ʻOtua, ʻofa ke moʻui ʻa ʻIsimeʻeli ʻi ho ʻao.” 19Pea pehē ʻe he ʻOtua, “Ko e moʻoni ʻe fanauʻi ʻe ho ʻunoho ko Sela, ha tama kiate koe; pea te ke ui hono hingoa ko ʻAisake: pea te u fakamaau ʻeku fuakava kiate ia, ko e fuakava taʻengata pea mo hono hako ʻe hoko mo ia. 20Pea koeʻuhi ko ʻIsimeʻeli, kuo u fanongo kiate koe; “Vakai, kuo u tāpuaki ia, pea te u ngaohi ke tokolahi ʻaupito ia; te ne fakatupu ʻae ʻeiki ʻe toko hongofulu ma toko ua, pea te u ngaohi ia ko e puleʻanga lahi. 21Ka ko ʻeku fuakava te u fakamaau ia kia ʻAisake, ʻaia ʻe fanauʻi ʻe Sela kiate koe, ʻi he kuonga totonu ʻi he taʻu ʻe hoko mai ni.” 22Pea ngata ai ʻene lea kiate ia, pea hāʻele hake ʻae ʻOtua meia ʻEpalahame.

23¶ Pea ʻave ʻe ʻEpalahame hono foha ko ʻIsimeʻeli, mo kinautolu kotoa pē naʻe fāʻele ʻi hono fale, mo kinautolu kotoa pē naʻe fakatauʻaki ʻene koloa: ʻae tama tangata kotoa pē ʻi he fale ʻo ʻEpalahame; ʻo ne kamu ʻakinautolu ʻi he ʻaho ko ia, ʻo hangē ko ia naʻe folofolaʻaki ʻe he ʻOtua kiate ia. 24Pea naʻe hivangofulu ma hiva taʻu ʻae motuʻa ʻo ʻEpalahame, ʻi hono kamu. 25Pea naʻe hongofulu ma tolu taʻu hono foha ko ʻIsimeʻeli, ʻi he kamu ʻae kili ʻo hono potu. 26‌ʻI he ʻaho pe taha ko ia naʻe kamu ai ʻa ʻEpalahame mo hono foha ko ʻIsimeʻeli, 27Pea mo ʻe tangata kotoa pē ʻo hono fale, naʻe tupu ʻi hono fale, pe fakatauʻaki ʻene koloa mei he muli, naʻa nau kamu kotoa pē mo ia.