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Senesi 18

1 ʻOku tali ʻe ʻEpalahame ʻae kau ʻāngelo ʻe toko tolu. 9 Kuo valokia ʻa Sela ko e meʻa ʻi heʻene kata ʻi he talaʻofa foʻou. 17 ʻOku fakahā kia ʻEpalahame ʻae fakaʻauha ʻo Sotoma. 23 ʻOku hūfia ʻe ʻEpalahame ʻae kakai ʻo ia.

1PEA naʻe hā mai ʻa Sihova kiate ia ʻi he fonua ʻo Mamili, ʻi heʻene nofo ʻi he matapā ʻoe fale fehikitaki ʻi he pupuha ʻoe ʻaho. 2Pea hanga hake ʻe ia hono mata ʻo sio, pea vakai, ʻoku tutuʻu mai ʻae tangata ʻe toko tolu kiate ia: pea ʻi heʻene mamata ki ai, naʻa ne lele mei he matapā ʻoe fale fehikitaki, ke fakafetaulaki kiate kinautolu, pea naʻe punou hifo ia ki he kelekele, 3‌ʻO ne pehē, “Ko hoku ʻEiki, ko eni, kapau kuo u maʻu ʻae lelei ʻi ho ʻao, ʻofa ke ʻoua naʻa ke ʻalu mei hoʻo tamaioʻeiki. 4Tuku ke ʻomi ha vai siʻi, pea fufulu homou vaʻe, pea mou mālōlō ʻi he lolo ʻakau. 5Pea te u ʻomi ha konga mā, pea fakafiemālie homou loto; pea hili ia te mou ʻalu; he ko ia kuo mou haʻu ai ki hoʻomou tamaioʻeiki.” Pea naʻa nau pehē, “Ke ke fai ʻo hangē ko hoʻo lea.” 6Pea ʻalu fakatoʻotoʻo ʻa ʻEpalahame ki he fale, kia Sela ʻo ne pehē, “Teuteu fakavave ʻae fua ʻe tolu ʻoe mahoaʻa lelei ʻo natu ia, ʻo ngaohi ʻaki ʻae ngaahi foʻi mā, pea taʻo ia ʻi he ngotoʻumu. 7Pea lele ʻa ʻEpalahame ki he fanga manu, ʻo ne toʻo mei ai ʻae ʻuhiki pulu molu mo lelei, ʻo ne ʻatu ia ki ha talavou pea naʻa ne fakatoʻotoʻo ʻa hono ngaohi. 8Pea ne toʻo mai ʻae pota, mo e huʻahuhu, pea mo e ʻuhiki pulu naʻa ne ngaohi, ʻo ne tuku ia ʻi honau ʻao; pea tuʻu ia ʻo ofi kiate kinautolu ʻi he lolo ʻakau, pea naʻa nau kai.”

9¶ Pea nau pehē kiate ia, “Ko e fē ʻa Sela, ko ho ʻunoho?” Pea pehēange ʻe ia, “Vakai, ʻoku ʻi he fale fehikitaki ia.” 10Pea ne pehē, “Ko e moʻoni te u toe haʻu kiate koe, ʻi he kuonga totonu; pea vakai, ʻe maʻu ʻe ho ʻunoho ko Sela, ha tama.” Pea naʻe ongoʻi ʻe Sela ʻi he matapā ʻoe fale fehikitaki, ʻaia naʻe ʻi hono tuʻa. 11Pea naʻe motuʻa ʻa ʻEpalahame mo Sela, pea naʻe lahi hona taʻu: naʻe ʻikai kei ia Sela ʻae anga ʻoe fefine. 12Ko ia naʻe katakata loto ai ʻa Sela, ʻo pehē, “He ko e moʻoni, te u nekeneka au, ka kuo u motuʻa, pea kuo motuʻa mo ʻeku ʻeiki foki?” 13Pea folofola ʻa Sihova kia ʻEpalahame, ʻo pehē, “Ko e hā naʻe kata ai ʻa Sela, ʻo pehē, ‘Ko e moʻoni koā te u fanauʻi ha tama ʻeau ka kuo u motuʻa?’ 14He ʻoku ai ha meʻa ʻe taha ʻoku faingataʻa kia Sihova? ʻI he kuonga kuo kotofa te u toe haʻu kiate koe, pea ʻe maʻu ʻe ho ʻunoho ko Sela ʻae tama.” 15Pea fakafisi ʻa Sela ʻo pehē, “Naʻe ʻikai te u kata;” he naʻa ne manavahē. Pea ne pehē, “ʻIkai, ka naʻa ke kata pe.”

16¶ Pea tuʻu hake ʻae kau tangata mei ai, pea hanga atu ki Sotoma, pea ʻalu ʻa ʻEpalahame mo kinautolu, ke moimoʻi ʻakinautolu ʻi he hala. 17Pea pehē ʻe Sihova, “He te u fufū mei ʻa ʻEpalahame ʻae meʻa te u fai? 18He ko e moʻoni ʻe hoko ʻa ʻEpalahame ko e puleʻanga lahi mo mālohi ʻaupito, pea ʻe monūʻia ʻiate ia ʻae ngaahi puleʻanga kotoa pē ʻo māmani. 19He ʻoku ou ʻiloʻi ia, te ne fekau ʻene fānau mo hono kau nofoʻanga kotoa pē tuku fakaholo, pea te nau ʻalu ʻi he hala ʻo Sihova, ke fai ʻae angatonu, mo e fakamaau: koeʻuhi ke fakahoko ʻe Sihova kia ʻEpalahame, ʻaia kotoa pē kuo ne lea ʻaki kiate ia.” 20Pea pehē ʻe Sihova, “Koeʻuhi kuo lahi ʻae tangi ʻa Sotoma mo Komola, pea kuo hoko ʻo kovi ʻaupito ʻenau angahala; 21Ko ia te u ʻalu hifo ni, ʻo mamata, pe kuo nau fai kotoa pē, ʻo hangē ko e tangi ʻo ia, ʻaia kuo aʻu mai kiate au: pea kapau ʻe ʻikai, pea te u ʻilo.” 22Pea naʻe hanga atu mei ai ʻae mata ʻoe ongo tangata ke na ʻalu atu ki Sotoma: ka naʻe kei tuʻu pe ʻa ʻEpalahame ʻi he ʻao ʻo Sihova.

23¶ Pea ʻunuʻunu atu ke ofi ʻa ʻEpalahame, ʻo ne pehē, “Pea te ke fakaʻauha fakataha ʻae angatonu mo e angahala? 24Naʻa ʻoku ʻi he kolo ʻae angatonu ʻe toko nimangofulu: pea te ke fakaʻauha foki, ka ʻe ʻikai fakamoʻui ʻae potu, koeʻuhi ko e angatonu ʻe toko nimangofulu ʻoku ʻi ai? 25Ke mamaʻo ʻiate koe ha fai pehē, ke tāmateʻi ʻae angatonu fakataha mo e angahala, pea ke fakatatau ʻae angatonu ki he angahala, ke mamaʻo ia ʻiate koe: ʻikai ʻe fai totonu ʻae Fakamaau ʻo māmani kotoa pē?” 26Pea pehē ʻe Sihova, “Kapau te u ʻilo ʻi Sotoma ʻae angatonu ʻe toko nimangofulu, te u fakamoʻui ʻae potu kotoa pē koeʻuhi ko kinautolu.” 27Pea lea ʻa ʻEpalahame ʻo ne pehē, “Vakai, ko eni kuo u lea au kia Sihova, ka ko e efu, mo e efuefu pe au: 28Pea kapau ʻe ʻikai ʻi ai ʻae toko nima ʻi he toko nimangofulu ʻoku angatonu: pea te ke fakaʻauha ʻae kolo kotoa pē, koeʻuhi ko e toko nima? Pea pehē ʻe ia, kapau te u ʻilo ʻi ai ʻae toko fāngofulu ma toko nima, ʻe ʻikai te u fakaʻauha ia.” 29Pea ne toe lea kiate ia, ʻo pehē, “Pea kapau ʻe ʻilo ʻi ai ʻae toko fāngofulu.” Pea pehē ʻe ia, “E ʻikai te u fai ia, koeʻuhi koe toko fāngofulu ko ia.” 30Pea pehē ʻe ia kiate ia, “ʻOfa ke ʻoua naʻa houhau ʻa Sihova, pea te u lea: Kapau ʻe ʻilo ʻi ai ʻae toko tolungofulu.” Pea pehēange ʻe ia, “E ʻikai te u fai ia, ʻo kapau te u ʻilo ʻi ai ʻae toko tolungofulu.” 31Pea pehē ʻe ia, “Vakai, kuo u lea ni kia Sihova: Kapau ʻe ʻilo ʻi ai ʻae toko uofulu.” Pea pehē ʻe ia, “E ʻikai te u fakaʻauha ia koeʻuhi ko e toko uofulu ko ia.” 32Pea pehē ʻe ia, “ʻOfa ke ʻoua naʻa houhau ʻa Sihova, pea te u lea ni ʻo tā tuʻo taha pe; Kapau ʻe ʻilo ʻi ai ʻae toko hongofulu.” Pea pehē ʻe ia, “E ʻikai te u fakaʻauha ia, koeʻuhi ko e toko hongofulu ko ia.” 33Pea hāʻele atu ai ʻa Sihova ʻi hono hala, hili ʻena alea mo ʻEpalahame; pea liu mai ʻa ʻEpalahame ki hono potu.