Oppression of Philistines and Ammonites
1Now after Abimelech died, Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar, arose to save Israel; and he lived in Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim. 2 He judged Israel twenty-three years. Then he died and was buried in Shamir.
3 After him, Jair the Gileadite arose and judged Israel twenty-two years. 4 He had thirty sons who rode on thirty donkeys, and they had thirty cities [a]in the land of Gilead that are called [b]Havvoth-jair to this day. 5 And Jair died and was buried in Kamon.
6 Then the sons of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord, served the Baals and the Ashtaroth, the gods of Aram, the gods of Sidon, the gods of Moab, the gods of the sons of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines; thus they forsook the Lord and did not serve Him. 7 The anger of the Lord burned against Israel, and He sold them into the hands of the Philistines and into the hands of the sons of Ammon. 8 They [c]afflicted and crushed the sons of Israel [d]that year; for eighteen years they afflicted all the sons of Israel who were beyond the Jordan [e]in Gilead in the land of the Amorites. 9 The sons of Ammon crossed the Jordan to fight also against Judah, Benjamin, and the house of Ephraim, so that Israel was greatly distressed.
10 Then the sons of Israel cried out to the Lord, saying, “We have sinned against You, for indeed, we have forsaken our God and served the Baals.” 11 The Lord said to the sons of Israel, “Did I not deliver you from the Egyptians, the Amorites, the sons of Ammon, and the Philistines? 12 Also when the Sidonians, the Amalekites and the Maonites oppressed you, you cried out to Me, and I delivered you from their hands. 13 Yet you have forsaken Me and served other gods; therefore I will no longer deliver you. 14 Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your distress.” 15 The sons of Israel said to the Lord, “We have sinned, do to us whatever seems good to You; only please deliver us this day.” 16 So they put away the foreign gods from among them and served the Lord; and [f]He could bear the misery of Israel no longer.
17 Then the sons of Ammon were summoned and they camped in Gilead. And the sons of Israel gathered together and camped in Mizpah. 18 The people, the leaders of Gilead, said to one another, “Who is the man who will begin to fight against the sons of Ammon? He shall become head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.”
Okufuga kwa Toola
1Awo oluvannyuma lwa Abimereki, ne wabaawo Toola mutabani wa Puwa, era muzzukulu wa Dodo, omusajja wa Isakaali eyajja okulokola Isirayiri, eyabeeranga mu Samiri mu nsi ya Efulayimu ey’ensozi. 2 N’akulembera Isirayiri okumala emyaka amakumi abiri mu esatu, n’aziikibwa mu Samiri.
Okufuga kwa Yayiri
3 Oluvannyuma lw’oyo ne wabaawo Yayiri Omugireyaadi, eyakulembera Isirayiri okumala emyaka amakumi abiri mu ebiri. 4 Yalina abaana aboobulenzi amakumi asatu abeebagalanga endogoyi amakumi asatu, era baafuganga ebibuga amakumi asatu, mu nsi ya Gireyaadi ebiyitibwa Kavosu Yayiri n’okutuusa leero. 5 Yayiri n’afa n’aziikibwa mu Kamoni.
Okufuga kwa Yefusa
6 Abayisirayiri ne beeyongera okukola ebibi mu maaso ga Mukama, nga baweereza Babaali ne Asutoleesi ne bakatonda ab’e Busuuli, ne bakatonda ab’e Sidoni, ne bakatonda ab’e Mowaabu, ne bakatonda ab’abaana ba Amoni, ne bakatonda b’Abafirisuuti, ne bava ku Mukama ne batamuweereza. 7 Mukama Katonda n’anyiigira Isirayiri, n’abagabula mu mukono gw’Abafirisuuti ne mu mukono gw’abaana ba Amoni, 8 abaanyigiriza abaana ba Isirayiri, era ne babajooga okumala emyaka kkumi na munaana. Baanyigiriza abaana ba Isirayiri bonna abaali emitala wa Yoludaani ku luuyi olw’ebuvanjuba mu nsi y’Abamoli eri mu Gireyaadi. 9 Abaana ba Amoni nabo ne basomoka Yoludaani okulwanyisa Yuda ne Benyamini, n’ennyumba ya Efulayimu. Isirayiri ne yeeraliikirira nnyo. 10 Awo abaana ba Isirayiri ne bakaabira Mukama nga bagamba nti, “Ddala ddala twasobya, ne tuva ku Mukama Katonda waffe, ne tuweereza Babaali.”
11 Mukama Katonda n’addamu abaana ba Isirayiri nti, “Abamisiri n’Abamoli, n’abaana ba Amoni, n’Abafirisuuti, 12 n’Abasidoni, n’Abamaleki, n’Abamawoni,[a] bwe baabanyigiriza ne munkowoola, sabalokola okuva mu mukono gwabwe? 13 Naye mwanvaako ne muweereza bakatonda abalala, noolwekyo sigenda kubalokola nate. 14 Mugende mukaabire bakatonda abo be mwasalawo okuweereza, babalokole mu nnaku yammwe.”
15 Naye abaana ba Isirayiri ne bagamba Mukama Katonda nti, “Twayonoona. Tukole kyonna ky’onoolaba nga kye kitusaanira. Kyokka tulokole kaakano. 16 Ne baggya wakati mu bo bakatonda abalala, ne baweereza Mukama Katonda. Mukama n’alumwa olw’ennaku ya Isirayiri.”
17 Awo abaana ba Amoni ne basiisira mu Gireyaadi, n’abaana ba Isirayiri nabo ne basiisira mu Mizupa. 18 Abakulembeze b’abantu mu Gireyaadi ne bagambagana nti, “Omusajja anaasooka okulumba abaana ba Amoni, ye anaabeera omukulembeze w’abatuuze b’omu Gireyaadi.”
Notas al pie
- 10:12 Abamawoni abo baali ba njawulo ku bantu abaabeeranga mu Mawoni ekya Yuda.