1And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD unto Beth-el: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.13.1 burn: or, offer 2And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men’s bones shall be burnt upon thee. 3And he gave a sign the same day, saying, This is the sign which the LORD hath spoken; Behold, the altar shall be rent, and the ashes that are upon it shall be poured out. 4And it came to pass, when king Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Beth-el, that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him. And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him. 5The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word of the LORD. 6And the king answered and said unto the man of God, Intreat now the face of the LORD thy God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored me again. And the man of God besought the LORD, and the king’s hand was restored him again, and became as it was before.13.6 the LORD, and: Heb. the face of the LORD, etc 7And the king said unto the man of God, Come home with me, and refresh thyself, and I will give thee a reward. 8And the man of God said unto the king, If thou wilt give me half thine house, I will not go in with thee, neither will I eat bread nor drink water in this place: 9For so was it charged me by the word of the LORD, saying, Eat no bread, nor drink water, nor turn again by the same way that thou camest. 10So he went another way, and returned not by the way that he came to Beth-el.
11¶ Now there dwelt an old prophet in Beth-el; and his sons came and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Beth-el: the words which he had spoken unto the king, them they told also to their father. 12And their father said unto them, What way went he? For his sons had seen what way the man of God went, which came from Judah. 13And he said unto his sons, Saddle me the ass. So they saddled him the ass: and he rode thereon, 14And went after the man of God, and found him sitting under an oak: and he said unto him, Art thou the man of God that camest from Judah? And he said, I am. 15Then he said unto him, Come home with me, and eat bread. 16And he said, I may not return with thee, nor go in with thee: neither will I eat bread nor drink water with thee in this place: 17For it was said to me by the word of the LORD, Thou shalt eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that thou camest.13.17 it…: Heb. a word was 18He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him. 19So he went back with him, and did eat bread in his house, and drank water.
20¶ And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of the LORD came unto the prophet that brought him back: 21And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which the LORD thy God commanded thee, 22But camest back, and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the place, of the which the Lord did say to thee, Eat no bread, and drink no water; thy carcase shall not come unto the sepulchre of thy fathers.
23¶ And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled for him the ass, to wit, for the prophet whom he had brought back. 24And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcase. 25And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcase cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcase: and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt. 26And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake unto him.13.26 torn: Heb. broken 27And he spake to his sons, saying, Saddle me the ass. And they saddled him. 28And he went and found his carcase cast in the way, and the ass and the lion standing by the carcase: the lion had not eaten the carcase, nor torn the ass.13.28 torn: Heb. broken 29And the prophet took up the carcase of the man of God, and laid it upon the ass, and brought it back: and the old prophet came to the city, to mourn and to bury him. 30And he laid his carcase in his own grave; and they mourned over him, saying, Alas, my brother! 31And it came to pass, after he had buried him, that he spake to his sons, saying, When I am dead, then bury me in the sepulchre wherein the man of God is buried; lay my bones beside his bones: 32For the saying which he cried by the word of the LORD against the altar in Beth-el, and against all the houses of the high places which are in the cities of Samaria, shall surely come to pass.
33¶ After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but made again of the lowest of the people priests of the high places: whosoever would, he consecrated him, and he became one of the priests of the high places.13.33 made…: Heb. returned and made13.33 consecrated…: Heb. filled his hand 34And this thing became sin unto the house of Jeroboam, even to cut it off, and to destroy it from off the face of the earth.
Munthu wa Mulungu Wochokera ku Yuda
1Ndipo taonani, munthu wa Mulungu wochokera ku Yuda anapita ku Beteli molamulidwa ndi Yehova. Nthawi imeneyo nʼkuti Yeroboamu atayimirira pambali pa guwa akufukiza lubani. 2Mneneriyo anatemberera guwalo mofuwula potsata mawu a Yehova nati: “Guwa iwe, guwa iwe! Yehova akuti, ‘Taonani mʼbanja la Davide mudzabadwa mwana dzina lake Yosiya. Pa iwe, iyeyo adzaperekapo ngati nsembe, ansembe otumikira ku malo achipembedzo amene tsopano akufukiza lubani pa iwe, ndipo pa iwe adzatenthapo mafupa a anthu.’ ” 3Tsiku lomwelo munthu wa Mulungu uja anapereka chizindikiro ichi: “Chizindikiro chimene Yehova wanena ndi ichi: Taonani guwali lidzangʼambika pakati ndipo phulusa lili pamenepo lidzamwazika.”
4Mfumu Yeroboamu atamva zimene munthu wa Mulungu ananena motemberera guwa lansembe ku Beteli, anatambasula dzanja lake ali ku guwako ndipo anati, “Mugwireni!” Koma dzanja limene anatambasula kuloza munthu wa Mulunguyo linawuma kuti gwaa, kotero kuti sanathenso kulibweza. 5Nthawi yomweyo guwa lija linangʼambika pakati ndipo phulusa lake linamwazika molingana ndi chizindikiro chimene munthu wa Mulungu anapereka potsata mawu a Yehova.
6Pamenepo mfumu inati kwa munthu wa Mulunguyo, “Undipempherere kwa Yehova Mulungu wako kuti andikomere mtima ndipo undipempherere kuti dzanja langa lichire.” Choncho munthu wa Mulungu anapempha kwa Yehova, ndipo dzanja la mfumu linachiritsidwa nʼkukhala ngati momwe linalili kale.
7Mfumu inati kwa munthu wa Mulunguyo, “Tiye kwathu kuti ukadye chakudya, ndipo ndidzakupatsa mphatso.”
8Koma munthu wa Mulunguyo anayankha mfumu kuti, “Ngakhale mutandipatsa theka la chuma chanu, sindingapite nanu, kapena kudya chakudya, kapenanso kumwa madzi kuno. 9Pakuti Yehova anandilamula kuti, ‘Usakadye chakudya kapena kumwa madzi kapena kubwerera podzera njira imene unayendamo kale.’ ” 10Choncho munthu wa Mulunguyo anadzera njira ina ndipo sanatsate njira imene anayendamo pobwera ku Beteliko.
11Tsono ku Beteli kunkakhala mneneri wina wokalamba. Mmodzi mwa ana ake anamufotokozera zonse zomwe munthu wa Mulungu anachita kumeneko tsiku limenelo. Anawuzanso abambo ake zimene ananena kwa mfumu. 12Abambo awo aja anawafunsa kuti, “Kodi wadzera njira iti?” Ana akewo anamufotokozera njira imene munthu wa Mulungu wochokera ku Yudayo anadzera. 13Ndipo abambo aja anati kwa ana akewo, “Mangireni chishalo pa bulu.” Anawo atamangirira chishalo pa bulu, nkhalambayo inakwera buluyo 14ndipo inalondola munthu wa Mulunguyo. Inamupeza atakhala pansi pa mtengo wa thundu ndipo inamufunsa kuti, “Kodi ndiwe munthu wa Mulungu amene anabwera kuchokera ku Yuda?”
Munthuyo anayankha kuti, “Inde, ndineyo.”
15Choncho mneneri wokalambayo anati kwa iye, “Tiye kwathu kuti ukadye chakudya.”
16Munthu wa Mulungu uja anati, “Sindingabwerere nanu kapena kudya chakudya kapenanso kumwa madzi kuno. 17Pakuti ndawuzidwa ndi Yehova kuti, ‘Usadye chakudya kapena kumwa madzi kumeneko kapenanso kubwerera poyenda njira imene unayendamo popita.’ ”
18Mneneri wokalambayo anayankha kuti, “Inenso ndine mneneri ngati iwe. Ndipo mngelo wa Yehova anayankhula nane mawu a Yehova kuti, ‘Kamubweze abwere ku nyumba yako kuti akadye chakudya ndi kumwa madzi.’ ” Koma anamunamiza. 19Choncho munthu wa Mulungu uja anabwerera naye ndipo anakadya ndi kumwa madzi mʼnyumba mwake.
20Ali pa tebulo, Yehova anayankhula ndi mneneri wokalambayo amene anamubweza munthu wa Mulunguyo. 21Iye anafuwulira munthu wa Mulungu wochokera ku Yudayo kuti, “Yehova akuti, ‘Iwe wanyoza mawu a Yehova ndipo sunasunge lamulo limene Yehova Mulungu wako anakupatsa. 22Iwe wabwerera ndi kudya chakudya ndiponso kumwa madzi ku malo amene Iye anakuwuza kuti usadye chakudya kapena kumwa madzi. Choncho mtembo wako sadzawuyika mʼmanda a makolo ako.’ ”
23Munthu wa Mulungu atatha kudya ndi kumwa, mneneri amene anamubweza uja anamangirira chishalo pa bulu wa munthu wa Mulunguyo. 24Akupita, anakumana ndi mkango pa msewu ndipo unamupha, mtembo wake unagwera pansi pa msewu, bulu uja anayima pambali pake ndipo mkango unayima pafupi ndi mtembowo. 25Ndipo taonani, anthu ena amene ankapita mu msewumo anaona mtembowo uli pansi potero, mkango utayima pa mbali pa mtembo uja ndipo anapita nakafotokozera anthu mu mzinda umene mumakhala mneneri wokalamba uja.
26Mneneri amene anamubweza mnzake ku njira uja atamva zimenezi, anati, “Ameneyo ndi munthu wa Mulungu amene wanyoza mawu a Yehova. Yehova wamupereka kwa mkango umene wamukhadzula ndi kumupha, monga momwe Yehova anamuchenjezera.”
27Mneneri wokalambayo anati kwa ana ake, “Mundimangire chishalo pa bulu,” ndipo anaterodi. 28Ndipo anapita, nakapezadi mtembo utagwera pansi mu msewu, bulu pamodzi ndi mkango atayima pambali pake. Koma mkangowo sunadye mtembowo kapena kukhadzula buluyo. 29Choncho mneneri wokalambayo anatenga mtembo wa munthu wa Mulunguyo, nawuyika pa bulu, ndipo anabwera nawo ku mzinda kuti alire maliro ndi kuyika mtembowo mʼmanda. 30Tsono anayika mtembowo mʼmanda amene mneneri wokalamba uja anadzikonzera, ndipo anamulira pomanena kuti, “Mʼbale wanga ine! Mʼbale wanga ine!”
31Atamuyika mʼmanda, iye anati kwa ana ake, “Ine ndikafa, mudzandiyike mʼmanda amene munthu wa Mulungu wayikidwa. Mudzayike mafupa anga pambali pa mafupa ake. 32Pakuti uthenga umene Yehova anamuyankhulitsa, wotsutsana ndi guwa lansembe la ku Beteli ndi nyumba zonse za chipembedzo za mʼmizinda ya ku Samariya, zidzachitika ndithu.”
33Ngakhale izi zinachitika, Yeroboamu sanasiye njira zake zoyipa, koma anasankhanso anthu wamba kukhala ansembe pa malo ake achipembedzo. Aliyense amene ankafuna kukhala wansembe iye anamupatula kukhala wansembe. 34Limeneli ndiye linali tchimo la nyumba ya Yeroboamu limene linabweretsa kugwa kwake ndiponso chiwonongeko mʼdzikomo.