Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

2 Ebyomumirembe 2

Enteekateeka z’Okuzimba Yeekaalu

1Sulemaani n’awa ebiragiro okuzimbira erinnya lya Mukama eyeekaalu, ate naye okwezimbira olubiri olwa kabaka. N’alonda abasajja emitwalo musanvu okuba abeetissi, n’abalala emitwalo munaana okutema amayinja mu nsozi, n’abalala enkumi ssatu mu lukaaga okubakuliranga.

Awo Sulemaani n’aweereza Kulamu kabaka w’e Ttuulo obubaka nti,

“Nga bwe wakolagananga ne Dawudi kitange, n’omuweereza emivule egy’okwezimbira olubiri lwe okubeeramu, nange kolagana nange mu ngeri y’emu. Laba kaakano nnaatera okuzimbira erinnya lya Mukama Katonda wange eyeekaalu, era ngiwonge olw’okwoterezaayo obubaane obw’ebyakaloosa obulungi mu maaso ge, n’okuweerayo emigaati egya buli lunaku, n’olw’okuweerayo ebiweebwayo ebyokebwa enkya n’akawungeezi buli ssabbiiti ne ku myezi nga kye gijje giboneke ne ku mbaga ezaatekebwawo eza Mukama Katonda waffe, ng’ekiragiro eky’enkalakkalira eri Isirayiri.

“Eyeekaalu gye ŋŋenda okuzimba ejja kuba yaakitiibwa, kubanga Katonda waffe waakitiibwa okusinga bakatonda abalala bonna. Naye ani ayinza okumuzimbira eyeekaalu, nga n’eggulu erya waggulu ddala taligyamu? Noolwekyo nze ani okumuzimbira eyeekaalu, okuggyako okumuzimbira ekifo eky’okwoterezangamu obubaane mu maaso ge?

“Noolwekyo mpeereza omusajja omumanyirivu nga mugezi asobola okuweesa zaabu, ne ffeeza, n’ebikomo, n’ebyuma, ate era asobola okuluka engoye eza kakobe, n’entwakaavu, n’eza bbululu, ate era nga mumanyirivu mu kukola enjola ez’engeri zonna, ngakolaganira wamu n’abasajja bange abamanyirivu mu by’omu Yuda ne mu Yerusaalemi, Dawudi kitange be yateekateeka.

“Era mpeereza n’emivule, n’emiberosi, n’emitoogo okuva e Lebanooni, kubanga mmanyi nti abasajja bo bamanyirivu mu kutema emiti mu Lebanooni. Abaddu bange banaakolagananga n’ababo okunteekerateekera embaawo mu bungi, kubanga eyeekaalu gye ŋŋenda okuzimba egenda kuba nnene era nga yaakitiibwa. 10 Laba, ndiwa abaweereza bo, abasajja ababazzi, lita ez’eŋŋaano ense emitwalo amakumi ana mu ena, ne lita eza sayiri, emitwalo amakumi ana mu ena, n’ebita eby’omwenge emitwalo ebiri, n’ebita eby’amafuta ag’omuzeeyituuni emitwalo ebiri.”

11 Awo Kulamu n’addamu ebbaluwa Sulemaani gye yamuweereza ng’agamba nti,

“Kubanga Mukama ayagala abantu be, kyavudde akufuula kabaka waabwe.”

12 N’ayongerako na kino nti,

Mukama Katonda wa Isirayiri eyakola eggulu n’ensi, yeebazibwe, kubanga awadde kabaka Dawudi omwana omutegeevu, alina okutegeera n’okwawula ebirungi n’ebibi, agenda okuzimbira Mukama eyeekaalu, n’okwezimbira olubiri.

13 “Nkuweereza Kulamu omusajja omumanyirivu, era alina okutegeera n’obumanyirivu bungi, 14 ne nnyina y’omu ku bazzukulu ba Ddaani, nga ne kitaawe musajja w’e Ttuulo. Yatendekebwa mu kuweesa zaabu n’effeeza, n’ebikomo n’ebyuma n’okutema amayinja era nga mubazzi, ate n’okuluka engoye eza kakobe, n’eza bbululu, n’entwakaavu, n’eza bafuta. Era alina obumanyirivu mu kwola enjola ez’engeri zonna, era ayinza okuyiiya engeri yonna ey’okukolamu ekintu kyonna ekimuweereddwa. Y’anaakolanga n’abaweesi bo n’aba mukama wange Dawudi.

15 “Kaakano mukama wange aweereze abaddu be eŋŋaano ne sayiri, n’amafuta ag’omuzeeyituuni ne wayini gwe yasuubiza, 16 tulyoke tuteme emiti gyonna gye weetaaga okuva e Lebanooni. Tunaagiseeyeeyeteza ku nnyanja okutuuka e Yopa, naawe oligyambusa e Yerusaalemi.”

17 Awo Sulemaani n’abala bannaggwanga bonna abaali mu nsi eya Isirayiri, ng’okubala Dawudi kitaawe kwe yakola bwe kwali; baali abasajja emitwalo kkumi n’ettaano mu enkumi ssatu mu lukaaga. 18 N’alonda mu bo emitwalo musanvu okuba abeetissi, n’abalala emitwalo munaana okutemanga amayinja mu nsozi, n’abalala enkumi ssatu mu lukaaga okulabiriranga abantu abaakolanga.

New International Version - UK

2 Chronicles 2

Preparations for building the temple

1[a]Solomon gave orders to build a temple for the Name of the Lord and a royal palace for himself. He conscripted 70,000 men as carriers and 80,000 as stonecutters in the hills and 3,600 as foremen over them.

Solomon sent this message to Hiram[b] king of Tyre:

‘Send me cedar logs as you did for my father David when you sent him cedar to build a palace to live in. Now I am about to build a temple for the Name of the Lord my God and to dedicate it to him for burning fragrant incense before him, for setting out the consecrated bread regularly, and for making burnt offerings every morning and evening and on the Sabbaths, at the New Moons and at the appointed festivals of the Lord our God. This is a lasting ordinance for Israel.

‘The temple I am going to build will be great, because our God is greater than all other gods. But who is able to build a temple for him, since the heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain him? Who then am I to build a temple for him, except as a place to burn sacrifices before him?

‘Send me, therefore, a man skilled to work in gold and silver, bronze and iron, and in purple, crimson and blue yarn, and experienced in the art of engraving, to work in Judah and Jerusalem with my skilled workers, whom my father David provided.

‘Send me also cedar, juniper and algum[c] logs from Lebanon, for I know that your servants are skilled in cutting timber there. My servants shall work with yours to provide me with plenty of timber, because the temple I build must be large and magnificent. 10 I will give your servants, the woodsmen who cut the timber, twenty thousand cors[d] of ground wheat, twenty thousand cors[e] of barley, twenty thousand baths[f] of wine and twenty thousand baths of olive oil.’

11 Hiram king of Tyre replied by letter to Solomon:

‘Because the Lord loves his people, he has made you their king.’

12 And Hiram added:

‘Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, who made heaven and earth! He has given King David a wise son, endowed with intelligence and discernment, who will build a temple for the Lord and a palace for himself.

13 ‘I am sending you Huram-Abi, a man of great skill, 14 whose mother was from Dan and whose father was from Tyre. He is trained to work in gold and silver, bronze and iron, stone and wood, and with purple and blue and crimson yarn and fine linen. He is experienced in all kinds of engraving and can execute any design given to him. He will work with your skilled workers and with those of my lord, David your father.

15 ‘Now let my lord send his servants the wheat and barley and the olive oil and wine he promised, 16 and we will cut all the logs from Lebanon that you need and will float them as rafts by sea down to Joppa. You can then take them up to Jerusalem.’

17 Solomon took a census of all the foreigners residing in Israel, after the census his father David had taken; and they were found to be 153,600. 18 He assigned 70,000 of them to be carriers and 80,000 to be stonecutters in the hills, with 3,600 foremen over them to keep the people working.

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Chronicles 2:1 In Hebrew texts 2:1 is numbered 1:18, and 2:2-18 is numbered 2:1-17.
  2. 2 Chronicles 2:3 Hebrew Huram, a variant of Hiram; also in verses 11 and 12
  3. 2 Chronicles 2:8 Probably a variant of almug
  4. 2 Chronicles 2:10 That is, probably about 3,200 metric tons of wheat
  5. 2 Chronicles 2:10 That is, probably about 2,700 metric tons of barley
  6. 2 Chronicles 2:10 That is, about 440,000 litres