Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

2 Ebyomumirembe 1

Sulemaani Asaba Amagezi

1Sulemaani mutabani wa Dawudi n’atebenkera ku bwakabaka bwe, kubanga Mukama Katonda we yali wamu naye, era n’amugulumiza nnyo.

Awo Sulemaani n’ayita Isirayiri yonna, n’atumya abaduumizi b’enkumi n’ab’ebikumi, n’abalamuzi, n’abakadde bonna mu Isirayiri yonna, n’abakulembeze b’ennyumba za bajjajjaabwe. Sulemaani n’ekibiina kyonna ne bagenda e Gibyoni eyali ekifo ku lusozi awaali Eweema ya Katonda ey’Okukuŋŋaanirangamu, Musa omuweereza wa Mukama gye yakuba, eyo mu ddungu. Naye Dawudi yali aggye essanduuko ya Katonda okuva e Kiriyasuyalimu, n’agitwala e Yerusaalemi gye yali agitegekedde ng’agizimbidde eweema. Era n’ekyoto eky’ekikomo Bezaaleeri mutabani wa Uli, muzzukulu wa Kuuli kye yali azimbye, kyali eyo mu lusiisira lwa Mukama, ne Sulemaani n’ekibiina kyonna gye beebuulizanga ku Mukama. Sulemaani n’ayambuka eri ekyoto eky’ekikomo n’alaga mu maaso ga Mukama mu Weema ey’Okukuŋŋaanirangamu n’aweerayo ku kyoto ebiweebwayo ebyokebwa lukumi.

Ekiro ekyo Katonda n’alabikira Sulemaani n’amugamba nti, “Saba kyonna ky’oyagala nkuwe.”

Sulemaani n’addamu Katonda nti, “Olazze kitange Dawudi ekisa n’okwagala kungi nnyo, n’onfuula omusika we. Kaakano, Mukama Katonda, kye wasuubiza kitange Dawudi, nsaba kituukirizibwe, kubanga onfudde kabaka ow’eggwanga eryenkana ng’enfuufu ku nsi mu bungi bwayo. 10 Ompe amagezi n’okumanya, ndyoke nkulembere abantu bano; kubanga ani ayinza okufuga eggwanga lyo lino eddene bwe liti?”

11 Katonda n’addamu Sulemaani nti, “Kubanga ekyo kibadde mu mutima gwo, n’otosaba bintu, oba obugagga, wadde ekitiibwa newaakubadde okuwangula abalabe bo, ate n’otosaba na buwangaazi, naye n’osaba amagezi n’okumanya osobole okufuga abantu bange, ggwe, nga kabaka waabwe, 12 amagezi n’okumanya bikuweereddwa. Era nzija kukuwa obugagga, n’ebintu, n’ekitiibwa, ebitenkana ebyo bakabaka abaakusooka bye baalina, wadde abalijja ng’ovuddewo, bye balifuna.”

13 Awo Sulemaani n’ava mu maaso g’Eweema ey’Okukuŋŋaanirangamu e Gibyoni n’addayo e Yerusaalemi. N’afuga Isirayiri.

14 Sulemaani n’akuŋŋaanya amagaali n’abeebagala embalaasi; n’aba n’amagaali lukumi mu bina, n’abeebagala embalaasi omutwalo gumu mu enkumi bbiri, be yateeka mu bibuga eby’amagaali, ne mu Yerusaalemi gye yabeeranga. 15 Kabaka n’afuula effeeza ne zaabu okuba ebyabulijjo mu Yerusaalemi, nga bingi ng’amayinja; era n’afuula n’emivule okuba emingi ng’emisukamooli mu nsenyi. 16 Embalaasi za Sulemaani zaasubulibwanga okuva e Misiri, era abasuubuzi ba kabaka be baazigulangayo. 17 Eggaali baagisuubulanga kilo musanvu eza ffeeza, embalaasi ne bagisuubulanga kilo emu ne desimoolo musanvu eza ffeeza okuva e Misiri. Ate era baazitunzanga ne bakabaka bonna ab’Abakiiti ne bakabaka ab’e Busuuli.

The Message

2 Chronicles 1

King Solomon

11-6 Solomon son of David took a firm grip on the reins of his kingdom. God was with him and gave him much help. Solomon addressed all Israel—the commanders and captains, the judges, every leader, and all the heads of families. Then Solomon and the entire company went to the worship center at Gibeon—that’s where the Tent of Meeting of God was, the one that Moses the servant of God had made in the wilderness. The Chest of God, though, was in Jerusalem—David had brought it up from Kiriath Jearim, prepared a special place for it, and pitched a tent for it. But the Bronze Altar that Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made was in Gibeon, in its place before the Tabernacle of God; and that is where Solomon and the congregation gathered to pray. Solomon worshiped God at the Bronze Altar in front of the Tent of Meeting; he sacrificed a thousand Whole-Burnt-Offerings on it.

That night God appeared to Solomon. God said, “What do you want from me? Ask.”

8-10 Solomon answered, “You were extravagantly generous with David my father, and now you have made me king in his place. Establish, God, the words you spoke to my father, for you’ve given me a staggering task, ruling this mob of people. Yes, give me wisdom and knowledge as I come and go among this people—for who on his own is capable of leading these, your glorious people?”

11-12 God answered Solomon, “This is what has come out of your heart: You didn’t grasp for money, wealth, fame, and the doom of your enemies; you didn’t even ask for a long life. You asked for wisdom and knowledge so you could govern well my people over whom I’ve made you king. Because of this, you get what you asked for—wisdom and knowledge. And I’m presenting you the rest as a bonus—money, wealth, and fame beyond anything the kings before or after you had or will have.”

13 Then Solomon left the worship center at Gibeon and the Tent of Meeting and went to Jerusalem. He set to work as king of Israel.

14-17 Solomon collected chariots and horses: fourteen hundred chariots and twelve thousand horses! He stabled them in the special chariot-cities as well as in Jerusalem. The king made silver and gold as common as rocks, and cedar as common as the fig trees in the lowland hills. His horses were brought in from Egypt and Cilicia, specially acquired by the king’s agents. Chariots from Egypt went for fifteen pounds of silver and a horse for about three and three-quarters of a pound of silver. Solomon carried on a brisk horse-trading business with the Hittite and Aramean royal houses.