New Amharic Standard Version

ነህምያ 1:1-11

የነህምያ ጸሎት

1የሐካልያ ልጅ የነህምያ ቃል፤

በሃያኛው ዓመት ካሴሉ በተባለው ወር በሱሳ ግንብ ሳለሁ፣ 2ከወንድሞቼ አንዱ የሆነው አናኒ፣ ከሌሎች ጥቂት ሰዎች ጋር ከይሁዳ መጣ፤ እኔም ከምርኮ ስለተረፉት የአይሁድ ቅሬታዎችና ስለ ኢየሩሳሌም ጠየቅኋቸው።

3እነርሱም፣ “በሕይወት ተርፈው ከምርኮ ወደ አገራቸው የተመለሱት ሰዎች በታላቅ መከራና ውርደት ላይ ይገኛሉ፤ የኢየሩሳሌም ቅጥር ፈራርሶአል፤ በሮቿም በእሳት ተቃጥለዋል” አሉኝ።

4ይህን ነገር በሰማሁ ጊዜ አያሌ ቀናት ዐዘንሁ፤ ጾምሁ፤ ጸለይሁም። 5ከዚያም እንዲህ አልሁ፤

“ለሚወዱህና ትእዛዝህን ለሚያከብሩ የፍቅርህን ቃል ኪዳን የምትጠብቅ ታላቅና የተፈራህ አምላክ፣ የሰማይ አምላክ እግዚአብሔር ሆይ፤ 6ባሪያህ ስለ አገልጋዮችህ ስለ እስራኤል ሕዝብ ቀንና ሌሊት በፊትህ የሚጸልየውን ጸሎት ለመስማት ጆሮህ ይንቃ፤ ዐይንህም ይከፈት። እኔንና የአባቴን ቤት ጨምሮ እኛ እስራኤላውያን አንተን በመበደል የሠራነውን ኀጢአት እናዘዛለሁ። 7በአንተ ላይ እጅግ ክፉ ሥራ ሠርተናል፤ ለባሪያህም ለሙሴ የሰጠኸውን ትእዛዝ፣ ሥርዐትና ሕግ አልጠበቅንም።

8“ለባሪያህ ለሙሴ እንዲህ ስትል የሰጠኸውን ቃል አስብ፤ ‘ታማኞች ካልሆናችሁ፣ በአሕዛብ መካከል እበትናችኋለሁ፤ 9ወደ እኔ ብትመለሱና ትእዛዞቼን ብትፈጽሙ፣ የተሰደዱት ወገኖቻችሁ እስከ ምድር ዳርቻ ድረስ እንኳ ቢበተኑ፣ ከዚያ እሰበስባቸዋለሁ፤ ለስሜም ማደሪያ ወደ መረጥሁት ስፍራ አመጣቸዋለሁ።’

10“እነዚህም በታላቁ ኀይልህና በብርቱ እጅህ የተቤዠሃቸው ባሪያዎችህና ሕዝብህ ናቸው። 11እግዚአብሔር ሆይ፤ የባሪያህን ጸሎት፣ ስምህን በመፍራት ደስ የሚሰኙትን የባሪያዎችህንም ጸሎት ጆሮህ ታድምጥ። በዚህ ሰው ፊት ሞገስን አድርገህለት ዛሬ ለባሪያህ መከናወንን ስጠው።” በዚያን ጊዜ እኔ የንጉሡ ጠጅ አሳላፊ ነበርሁ።

King James Version

Nehemiah 1:1-11

1The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace, 2That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews that had escaped, which were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem. 3And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.

4¶ And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,

5And said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments: 6Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father’s house have sinned. 7We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses. 8Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations: 9But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there. 10Now these are thy servants and thy people, whom thou hast redeemed by thy great power, and by thy strong hand. 11O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king’s cupbearer.