New Amharic Standard Version

2 ዜና መዋዕል 1:1-17

ሰሎሞን ጥበብ እንዲሰጠው ጠየቀ

1፥2-13 ተጓ ምብ – 3፥4-15

1፥14-17 ተጓ ምብ – 1ነገ 10፥26-29፤ 2ዜና 9፥25-28

1አምላኩ እግዚአብሔር ከእርሱ ጋር ስለ ነበር፣ እጅግም ስላገነነው፣ የዳዊት ልጅ ሰሎሞን በመንግሥቱ ላይ ተደላድሎ ተቀመጠ።

2ከዚያም ሰሎሞን ለመላው እስራኤል፣ ለሻለቆች፣ ለመቶ አለቆች፣ ለዳኞች፣ ለእስራኤል መሪዎች ሁሉ እንዲሁም ለየቤተ ሰቡ አለቆች ተናገረ። 3የእግዚአብሔር ባሪያ ሙሴ በምድረ በዳ የሠራው የአምላክ የመገናኛ ድንኳን በዚያ ስለ ነበር፣ ሰሎሞንና መላው ጉባኤ በገባዖን ወዳለው ኰረብታ ሄዱ። 4በዚያ ጊዜ ዳዊት የአምላክን ታቦት ከቂሪያት ይዓሪም በኢየሩሳሌም ድንኳን ተክሎ ወዳዘጋጀለት ስፍራ አምጥቶት ነበር፤ 5ይሁን እንጂ የሆር ልጅ፣ የኡሪ ልጅ ባስልኤል የሠራው መሠዊያ በገባዖን በእግዚአብሔር ማደሪያ ድንኳን ፊት ለፊት ይገኝ ነበር፤ ስለዚህ ሰሎሞንና ጉባኤው ይህንኑ ፈለጉ። 6ሰሎሞንም በእግዚአብሔር ፊት በመገናኛው ድንኳን ውስጥ ወዳለው ወደ ናሱ መሠዊያ ወጥቶ በላዩ ላይ አንድ ሺህ የሚቃጠል መሥዋዕት አቀረበ።

7በዚያ ሌሊት እግዚአብሔር ለሰሎሞን ተገልጦ፣ “እንድሰጥህ የምትፈልገውን ሁሉ ጠይቀኝ” አለው።

8ሰሎሞን እግዚአብሔርን እንዲህ አለው፤ “ለአባቴ ለዳዊት ታላቅ በጎነት አድርገህለታል፤ እኔንም በእግሩ ተክተህ አንግሠኸኛል። 9አሁንም እግዚአብሔር አምላክ ሆይ፤ ያነገሥኸኝ ብዛቱ እንደ ትቢያ በሆነ ሕዝብ ላይ ስለ ሆነ፣ ለአባቴ ለዳዊት የሰጠኸው ተስፋ ይጽና። 10ይህን ሕዝብ ለመምራት እንድችል፣ ጥበብና ዕውቀትን ስጠኝ፤ ይህ ካልሆነ ይህን ታላቅ ሕዝብህን ማን ሊገዛ ይችላል?”

11እግዚአብሔርም ሰሎሞንን እንዲህ አለው፤ “የልብህ መሻት ይህ ስለ ሆነ፣ ብልጥግናና ሀብት ወይም የጠላቶችህን ነፍስ ወይም ረጅም ዕድሜ ስላልጠየቅህ፣ ነገር ግን ባነገሥሁህ ሕዝቤ ላይ የምትገዛበትን ጥበብና ዕውቀት ስለ ጠየቅህ፣ 12ጥበብና ዕውቀት ይሰጥሃል፤ እንዲሁም ከአንተ በፊት የነበረ ማንኛውም ንጉሥ ያላገኘውን፣ ከአንተ በኋላም የሚነሣው የማያገኘውን ብልጽግና፣ ሀብትና ክብር እሰጥሃለሁ።”

13ሰሎሞንም የመገናኛው ድንኳን ካለበት ከገባዖን ኰረብታ ወደ ኢየሩሳሌም ተመለሰ፤ በእስራኤልም ላይ ነገሠ።

14ሰሎሞን ሠረገሎችንና1፥14 ወይም ሠረገለኞች ተብሎ መተርጒም ይቻላል። ፈረሶችን ሰበሰበ፤ እርሱም አንድ ሺህ አራት መቶ ሠረገሎችና ዐሥራ ሁለት ሺህ ፈረሶች ነበሩት፤ እነርሱንም በሠረገላ ከተሞችና እርሱ ባለበት በኢየሩሳሌም ከተማ አኖራቸው። 15ንጉሡም ወርቁና ብሩ በኢየሩሳሌም እንደ ተራ ድንጋይ እንዲበዛ፣ ዝግባውም በየኰረብታው ግርጌ እንደሚገኝ የሾላ ዛፍ እንዲበዛ አደረገ። 16የሰሎሞንም ፈረሶች የመጡት ከግብፅና1፥16 በዚህና በቍጥር 17 ላይ የተጠቀሰችው በኪልቂያ አውራጃ የምትገኘው ሙዙር ልትሆን ትችላለች። ከቀዌ ነበር፤ ከቀዌ1፥16 ምናልባት ኪልቂያ ናት። የገዟቸውም የንጉሡ ነጋዴዎች ነበሩ። 17ከግብፅ ያስገቧቸውም አንዱን ሠረገላ በስድስት መቶ ሰቅል1፥17 7 ኪሎ ግራም ያህል ነው። ብር፣ አንዱን ፈረስ በአንድ መቶ አምሳ ሰቅል1፥17 1.7 ኪሎ ግራም ነው። ብር ገዝተው ነው። እነዚህንም ደግሞ ለኬጢያዊያንና ለሦርያውያን ነገሥታት ሁሉ ይሸጡላቸው ነበር።

King James Version

2 Chronicles 1:1-17

1And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly. 2Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every governor in all Israel, the chief of the fathers. 3So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for there was the tabernacle of the congregation of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in the wilderness. 4But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjath-jearim to the place which David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem. 5Moreover the brasen altar, that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put before the tabernacle of the LORD: and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it.1.5 he put: or, was there 6And Solomon went up thither to the brasen altar before the LORD, which was at the tabernacle of the congregation, and offered a thousand burnt offerings upon it.

7¶ In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee. 8And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead. 9Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto David my father be established: for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.1.9 like…: Heb. much as the dust of the earth 10Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great? 11And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king: 12Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.

13¶ Then Solomon came from his journey to the high place that was at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from before the tabernacle of the congregation, and reigned over Israel. 14And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem. 15And the king made silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycomore trees that are in the vale for abundance.1.15 made: Heb. gave 16And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king’s merchants received the linen yarn at a price.1.16 Solomon…: Heb. the going forth of the horses which was Solomon’s 17And they fetched up, and brought forth out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so brought they out horses for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, by their means.1.17 means: Heb. hand