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Nehemiah 2:1-20

Artasasta rán Nehemiah lọ Jerusalẹmu

1Ní oṣù Nisani (oṣù kẹrin) ní ogún ọdún ìjọba ọba Artasasta, nígbà tí a gbé wáìnì wá fún un, mo gbé wáìnì náà mo fi fún ọba, ìbànújẹ́ kò hàn ní ojú mi rí ní iwájú rẹ̀. 2Nítorí náà ni ọba béèrè lọ́wọ́ mi pé “Èéṣe tí ojú rẹ fi fàro nígbà tí kò rẹ̀ ọ́? Èyí kì í ṣe ohun mìíràn bí kò ṣe ìbànújẹ́ ọkàn.”

Ẹ̀rù bà mí gidigidi, 3Ṣùgbọ́n mo wí fún ọba pé, “Kí ọba kí ó pẹ́! Èéṣe tí ojú mi ko ṣe ní fàro, nígbà tí ìlú tí a sin àwọn baba mi sí wà ní ahoro, tí a sì ti fi iná run àwọn ibodè rẹ̀?”

4Ọba wí fún mi pé, “Kí ni ìwọ ń fẹ́?”

Nígbà náà, ni mo gbàdúrà sí Ọlọ́run ọ̀run, 5mo sì dá ọba lóhùn pé, “Ti ó bá wu ọba, tí ìránṣẹ́ rẹ bá sì rí ojúrere ní ojú rẹ, jẹ́ kí ó rán mi lọ sí ìlú náà ní Juda níbi tí a sin àwọn baba mi nítorí kí èmi lè tún un kọ́.”

6Nígbà náà ni ọba, pẹ̀lú ìyàwó rẹ̀ tí ó jókòó lẹ́gbẹ̀ẹ́ rẹ̀, bi mí pé, “Báwo ni ìrìnàjò náà yóò ṣe pẹ́ ọ tó, nígbà wo sì ni ìwọ yóò padà?” Ó dùn mọ́ ọba láti rán mi lọ, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni mo dá àkókò kan.

7Mo sì tún wí fún ọba pé, “Bí ó bá wu ọba, kí ó fún mi ní lẹ́tà sí àwọn baálẹ̀ òkè odò Eufurate kí wọ́n le mú mi kọjá títí èmi yóò fi dé Juda láìléwu 8Kí èmi sì gba lẹ́tà kan lọ́wọ́ fún Asafu, olùṣọ́ igbó ọba, nítorí kí ó lè fún mi ní igi láti fi ṣe àtẹ́rígbà fún ibodè ilé ìṣọ́ tẹmpili àti fún odi ìlú náà àti fún ilé tí èmi yóò gbé?” Nítorí ọwọ́ àánú Ọlọ́run mi wà lórí mi, ọba fi ìbéèrè mi fún mi. 9Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni mo lọ sí ọ̀dọ̀ àwọn baálẹ̀ agbègbè Eufurate, mo sì fún wọn ní àwọn lẹ́tà ọba. Ọba sì ti rán àwọn ológun àti àwọn ẹlẹ́ṣin ogun pẹ̀lú mi.

10Nígbà tí Sanballati ará Horoni àti Tobiah ará a Ammoni tí wọ́n jẹ́ ìjòyè gbọ́ nípa èyí pé, ẹnìkan wá láti mú ìtẹ̀síwájú bá àlàáfíà àwọn ará Israẹli inú bí wọn gidigidi.

Nehemiah bẹ àwọn odi Jerusalẹmu wò

11Mo sì lọ sí Jerusalẹmu, lẹ́yìn ìgbà tí mo dúró níbẹ̀ fún ọjọ́ mẹ́ta. 12Mo jáde ní òru pẹ̀lú àwọn ọkùnrin díẹ̀. Èmi kò sì sọ fún ẹnìkankan ohun tí Ọlọ́run mi ti fi sí ọkàn mi láti ṣe fún Jerusalẹmu. Kò sí ẹranko kankan pẹ̀lú mi, bí kò ṣe ọ̀kan ṣoṣo tí mo gùn.

13Ní òru, mo jáde lọ sí Àfonífojì ibodè sí ìhà kànga Jakali àti sí ẹnu Ibodè Ààtàn àti ẹnu ibodè rẹ̀ èyí tí ó ti wó odi Jerusalẹmu tí ó lulẹ̀, tí a ti fi iná sun. 14Nígbà náà ni mo lọ sí ẹnu ibodè orísun àti sí adágún omi ọba, ṣùgbọ́n kò sí ààyè tó fún ẹranko mi láti kọjá; 15Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni mo gòkè àfonífojì ní òru, mo ń wo odi. Ní ìparí, mo padà sẹ́yìn, mo sì tún wọlé láti ibodè Àfonífojì. 16Àwọn olórí kò mọ ibi tí mo lọ tàbí mọ ohun tí mo ń ṣe, nítorí èmi kò tí ì sọ fún àwọn ará Júù tàbí àwọn àlùfáà tàbí àwọn ọlọ́lá tàbí àwọn ìjòyè tàbí ẹnikẹ́ni mìíràn tí yóò máa ṣe iṣẹ́ náà.

17Nígbà náà ni mo sọ fún wọn pé, “Ṣé ẹ rí wàhálà tí a ni: Jerusalẹmu wà nínú ìparun, ibodè rẹ̀ ni a sì ti fi iná jó. Ẹ wá, ẹ jẹ́ kí a tún odi Jerusalẹmu mọ, àwa kò sì ní jẹ́ ẹni ẹ̀gàn mọ́”. 18Èmi sì tún sọ fún wọn nípa bí ọwọ́ àánú Ọlọ́run mi ṣe wà lára mi àti ohun tí ọba ti sọ fún mi.

Wọ́n dáhùn wí pé, “Ẹ jẹ́ kí a bẹ̀rẹ̀ àtúnmọ rẹ̀.” Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni wọ́n sì bẹ̀rẹ̀ iṣẹ́ rere yìí.

19Ṣùgbọ́n nígbà tí Sanballati ará a Horoni, Tobiah ara olóyè Ammoni àti Geṣemu ará a Arabia gbọ́ nípa rẹ̀, wọ́n fi wá ṣe ẹlẹ́yà, wọ́n sì fi wá ṣe ẹ̀sín. Wọ́n béèrè pé, “Kí ni èyí tí ẹ ń ṣe yìí? Ṣé ẹ ń ṣọ̀tẹ̀ sí ọba ni?”

20Mo dá wọn lóhùn, mo wí fún wọn pé, “Ọlọ́run ọ̀run yóò fún wa ní àṣeyọrí. Àwa ìránṣẹ́ rẹ̀ yóò bẹ̀rẹ̀ láti tún un mọ, ṣùgbọ́n fún un yin, ẹ̀yin kò ní ìpín tàbí ipa tàbí ẹ̀tọ́ ohunkóhun tí ó jẹ mọ́ ìtàn ní Jerusalẹmu.”

New International Version

Nehemiah 2:1-20

Artaxerxes Sends Nehemiah to Jerusalem

1In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had not been sad in his presence before, 2so the king asked me, “Why does your face look so sad when you are not ill? This can be nothing but sadness of heart.”

I was very much afraid, 3but I said to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should my face not look sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?”

4The king said to me, “What is it you want?”

Then I prayed to the God of heaven, 5and I answered the king, “If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my ancestors are buried so that I can rebuild it.”

6Then the king, with the queen sitting beside him, asked me, “How long will your journey take, and when will you get back?” It pleased the king to send me; so I set a time.

7I also said to him, “If it pleases the king, may I have letters to the governors of Trans-Euphrates, so that they will provide me safe-conduct until I arrive in Judah? 8And may I have a letter to Asaph, keeper of the royal park, so he will give me timber to make beams for the gates of the citadel by the temple and for the city wall and for the residence I will occupy?” And because the gracious hand of my God was on me, the king granted my requests. 9So I went to the governors of Trans-Euphrates and gave them the king’s letters. The king had also sent army officers and cavalry with me.

10When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard about this, they were very much disturbed that someone had come to promote the welfare of the Israelites.

Nehemiah Inspects Jerusalem’s Walls

11I went to Jerusalem, and after staying there three days 12I set out during the night with a few others. I had not told anyone what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem. There were no mounts with me except the one I was riding on.

13By night I went out through the Valley Gate toward the Jackal2:13 Or Serpent or Fig Well and the Dung Gate, examining the walls of Jerusalem, which had been broken down, and its gates, which had been destroyed by fire. 14Then I moved on toward the Fountain Gate and the King’s Pool, but there was not enough room for my mount to get through; 15so I went up the valley by night, examining the wall. Finally, I turned back and reentered through the Valley Gate. 16The officials did not know where I had gone or what I was doing, because as yet I had said nothing to the Jews or the priests or nobles or officials or any others who would be doing the work.

17Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.” 18I also told them about the gracious hand of my God on me and what the king had said to me.

They replied, “Let us start rebuilding.” So they began this good work.

19But when Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official and Geshem the Arab heard about it, they mocked and ridiculed us. “What is this you are doing?” they asked. “Are you rebelling against the king?”

20I answered them by saying, “The God of heaven will give us success. We his servants will start rebuilding, but as for you, you have no share in Jerusalem or any claim or historic right to it.”