New Amharic Standard Version

ኢሳይያስ 37:1-38

የኢየሩሳሌም ዐርነት ታወጀ

1ንጉሡ ሕዝቅያስ ይህን ሲሰማ፣ ልብሱን ቀደደ፤ ማቅ ለበሰ፤ ወደ እግዚአብሔር ቤተ መቅደስ ገባ። 2የቤተ መንግሥቱን አስተዳዳሪ ኤልያቄምንና ጸሓፊውን ሳምናስን እንዲሁም ከካህናቱ ዋና ዋናዎቹን ማቅ ለብሰው ሁሉም ወደ አሞጽ ልጅ ወደ ነቢዩ ኢሳይያስ እንዲሄዱ ላካቸው። 3እነርሱም እንዲህ አሉት፤ “ሕዝቅያስ እንዲህ ይላል፤ ይህ ቀን የጭንቀት፣ የተግሣጽና የውርደት ቀን ነው፤ ሕፃናት ሊወለዱ ሲሉ ብርታት እንደሚታጣበት ቀን ሆኖአል። 4ሕያው አምላክን ይገዳደር ዘንድ ጌታው የአሦር ንጉሥ የላከውን የጦር አዛዡን ቃል እግዚአብሔር አምላክህ ይሰማ ይሆናል፤ እግዚአብሔር አምላክህም ሰምቶ ይገሥጸው ይሆናል፤ ስለዚህ አንተም በሕይወት ለተረፉት ቅሬታዎች ጸልይ።”

5የንጉሡ የሕዝቅያስ መልእክተኞች ወደ ኢሳይያስ መጡ፤ 6ኢሳይያስም እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “ጌታችሁን እንዲህ በሉት፤ ‘እግዚአብሔር እንዲህ ይላል፤ የአሦር ንጉሥ ባሪያዎች እኔን ስለ ሰደቡኝ፣ በሰማኸው ቃል አትሸበር። 7እነሆ፤ በላዩ መንፈስን እሰዳለሁ፤ ወሬም ሰምቶ ወደ አገሩ ይመለሳል፤ በገዛ አገሩም በሰይፍ እንዲወድቅ አደርጋለሁ።’ ”

8የጦር አዛዡም፣ የአሦር ንጉሥ ለኪሶን ለቆ መሄዱን ሲሰማ፣ ከነበረበት ተመለሰ፤ ንጉሡም የልብናን ከተማ ሲወጋ አገኘው።

9ደግሞም ሰናክሬም፣ የኢትዮጵያ ንጉሥ ቲርሐቅ ሊወጋው መምጣቱን ሰማ፤ ይህንንም እንደ ሰማ ወደ ሕዝቅያስ መልእክተኞች ላከ፤ እንዲህም አለ፤ 10“ለይሁዳ ንጉሥ ለሕዝቅያስ እንዲህ በሉት፤ ‘ኢየሩሳሌም በአሦር ንጉሥ አትያዝም’ ብሎ የተማመንህበት አምላክ አያታልህ። 11እነሆ፤ የአሦር ነገሥታት በአገሮች ሁሉ ላይ ያደረጉትን፣ ፈጽሞም እንዳጠፏቸው ሰምተሃል፤ አንተስ የምታመልጥ ይመስልሃልን? 12የቀደሙት አባቶቼ ያጠፏቸውን፣ የጎዛንን፣ የካራንን፣ የራፊስን እንዲሁም በተላሳር የሚኖሩ የዔድንን ሰዎች የአሕዛብ አማልክት አድነዋቸዋልን? 13የሐማት ንጉሥ፣ የአርፋድ ንጉሥ፣ የሴፈርዋይም ከተማ ንጉሥ፣ የሄና ንጉሥ ወይም የዒዋ ንጉሥ የት አሉ?”

የሕዝቅያስ ጸሎት

14ሕዝቅያስ ደብዳቤውን ከመልእክተኞቹ ተቀብሎ አነበበው፤ ወደ እግዚአብሔር ቤተ መቅደስ ወጥቶም ደብዳቤውን በእግዚአብሔር ፊት ዘረጋው። 15ሕዝቅያስም እንዲህ ሲል ወደ እግዚአብሔር ጸለየ፤ 16“በኪሩቤል ላይ የምትቀመጥ፣ የእስራኤል አምላክ፣ የሰራዊት ጌታ እግዚአብሔር ሆይ፤ በምድር ባሉ መንግሥታት ሁሉ ላይ አንተ ብቻ አምላክ ነህ፤ ሰማይንና ምድርንም ፈጥረሃል። 17አቤቱ፣ እግዚአብሔር ሆይ፤ ጆሮህን አዘንብል፤ አድምጥም። እግዚአብሔር ሆይ፤ ዐይኖችህን ክፈት፤ ተመልከትም። ሰናክሬም ሕያው አምላክን ለመሳደብ የላከውን ቃል ስማ።

18እግዚአብሔር ሆይ፤ በርግጥ የአሦር ነገሥታት እነዚህን ሕዝቦች፣ ምድራቸውንም ሁሉ ባድማ አድርገዋል። 19አማልክታቸውን ወደ እሳት ጥለዋል፤ በሰው እጅ የተቀረጹ የድንጋይና የዕንጨት ምስሎች እንጂ አማልክት አልነበሩምና። 20አሁንም፣ እግዚአብሔር አምላካችን ሆይ፤ የምድር መንግሥታት ሁሉ አንተ እግዚአብሔር ብቻ አምላክ እንደሆንህ ያውቁ ዘንድ፣ አቤቱ ከእጁ አድነን።”

የሰናክሬም ውድቀት

21ከዚህ በኋላ የአሞጽ ልጅ ኢሳይያስ እንዲህ የሚል መልእክት ወደ ሕዝቅያስ ላከ፤ “የእስራኤል አምላክ እግዚአብሔር እንዲህ ይላል፤ ‘ስለ አሦር ንጉሥ፣ ስለ ሰናክሬም ወደ እኔ ጸልየሃልና፣ 22እግዚአብሔር በእርሱ ላይ የተናገረው ቃል ይህ ነው፤

“ ‘ድንግሊቱ የጽዮን ልጅ፣

ንቃሃለች፣ አፊዛብሃለች፤

የኢየሩሳሌም ልጅ፣

አንተ ስትሸሽ ራሷን ነቅንቃብሃለች።

23የሰደብኸውና ያቃለልኸው ማንን ነው?

ድምፅህንስ ከፍ ከፍ ያደረግኸው፣

ዐይንህን በትዕቢት ያነሣኸው በማን ላይ ነው?

በእስራኤል ቅዱስ ላይ ነው እኮ!

24በመልእክተኞችህ በኩል፣

በጌታ ላይ ብዙ የስድብ ቃል ተናገርህ፤

እንዲህም አልህ፤

“በሰረገሎቼ ብዛት፣

የተራሮችንም ከፍታ፣

የሊባኖስንም ጫፍ ወጥቻለሁ፤

ረጃጅም ዝግባዎችን፣

የተመረጡ ጥዶችን ቈርጫለሁ፤

እጅግ ወደራቁት ከፍታዎች፣

እጅግ ውብ ወደ ሆኑትም ደኖች ደርሻለሁ፤

25በባዕድ ምድር37፥25 የሙት ባሕር ቅጆች (እንዲሁም 2ነገ 19፥24 ይመ) ከዚህ ጋር ይስማማሉ፤ የማሶሬቱ ቅጅ ግን፣ በባዕድ ምድር የሚለውን ሐረግ አይጨምርም። ጒድጓዶችን ቈፈርሁ፤

ከዚያም ውሃ ጠጣሁ።

የግብፅን ምንጮች ሁሉ፣

በእግሬ ረግጬ አደረቅሁ።”

26“ ‘ይህን ቀድሞ እንደ ወሰንሁት፣

ጥንትም እንዳቀድሁት፣

አልሰማህምን?

አሁን ደግሞ እንዲፈጸም አደረግሁት፤

አንተም የተመሸጉትን ከተሞች የድንጋይ

ክምር አደረግሃቸው።

27የሕዝቦቻቸው ኀይል ተሟጦአል፤

ደንግጠዋል፤ ተዋርደዋልም፤

በሜዳ እንዳሉ ዕፀዋት፣

እንደ ለጋ ቡቃያ፣

በሰገነት ላይ እንደ በቀለ ሣር፣

በእንጭጩ ዋግ እንደ መታው ሆነዋል።

28“ ‘እኔ ግን የት እንዳለህ፣

መምጣት መሄድህ ምን ጊዜ እንደሆነ፣

በእኔም ላይ እንዴት በቍጣ እንደም ትነሣሣ ዐውቃለሁ።

29በእኔ ላይ በቍጣ ስለ ተነሣሣህ፣

እብሪትህም ወደ ጆሮዬ ስለ ደረሰ፣

በአፍንጫህ ስናጌን፣

በአፍህ ልጓሜን አገባለሁ፤

በመጣህበትም መንገድ እንድትመለስ

አደርግሃለሁ።’

30“ሕዝቅያስ ሆይ፤ ይህ ምልክት ይሆንልሃል፤

“በዚህ ዓመት የገቦውን፣

በሚቀጥለው ዓመት ከገቦው የበቀለውን ትበላላችሁ፤

በሦስተኛው ዓመት ግን ትዘራላችሁ፤ ታጭዳላችሁ፤

ወይን ትተክላላችሁ፤ ፍሬውንም ትበላላችሁ።

31እንደ ገናም የይሁዳ ቤት ቅሬታ፣

ሥሩን ወደ ታች ይሰዳል፤ ከላይም ፍሬ ያፈራል፤

32ቅሬታ የሆኑት ከኢየሩሳሌም፣

የተረፉትም ከጽዮን ተራራ ይመጣሉና፤

የሰራዊት ጌታ የእግዚአብሔር ቅናት

ይህን ያደርጋል።

33“ስለዚህ እግዚአብሔር ስለ አሦር ንጉሥ እንዲህ ይላል፤

“ወደዚች ከተማ አይገባም፤

ፍላጻ አይወረውርባትም፤

ጋሻ አንግቦ አይመጣባትም፤

በዐፈር ቍልልም አይከባትም።

34በመጣበት መንገድ ይመለሳል፤

ወደዚች ከተማም አይገባም”

ይላል እግዚአብሔር

35“ስለ ራሴና፣ ስለ አገልጋዬም ስለ ዳዊት፣

ይህችን ከተማ እጋርዳታለሁ፤ አድናታለሁም።”

36ከዚያም የእግዚአብሔር መልአክ ወጣ፤ ከአሦራውያን ሰፈር አንድ መቶ ሰማንያ አምስት ሺህ ሰው ገደለ፤ በሰፈር ያሉት ማለዳ ሲነሡ፤ ቦታው ሬሳ በሬሳ ነበር። 37ስለዚህ የአሦር ንጉሥ ሰናክሬም አመለጠ፤ ወደ ነነዌም ተመልሶ በዚያ ተቀመጠ።

38ሰናክሬም በአምላኩ በናሳራክ ቤተ ጣዖት በሚሰግድበት ጊዜ፣ ልጆቹ አድራሜሌክና ሳራሳር በሰይፍ ገደሉት፤ ከዚያም ወደ አራራት ምድር ኰበለሉ፤ ልጁም አስራዶን በምትኩ ነገሠ።

King James Version

Isaiah 37:1-38

1And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD. 2And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests covered with sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz. 3And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.37.3 blasphemy: or, provocation 4It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.37.4 left: Heb. found 5So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

6¶ And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. 7Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.37.7 send…: or, put a spirit into him

8¶ So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish. 9And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying, 10Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God, in whom thou trustest, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria. 11Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be delivered? 12Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Telassar? 13Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?

14¶ And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD. 15And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying, 16O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth. 17Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God. 18Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries,37.18 nations: Heb. lands 19And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.37.19 cast: Heb. given 20Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD, even thou only.

21¶ Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria: 22This is the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee. 23Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel. 24By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said, By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the height of his border, and the forest of his Carmel.37.24 By thy…: Heb. By the hand of thy servants37.24 the tall…: Heb. the tallness of the cedars thereof and the choice of the fir trees thereof37.24 the forest…: or, the forest and his fruitful field 25I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.37.25 besieged: or, fenced and closed 26Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps.37.26 Hast…: or, Hast thou not heard how I have made it long ago, and formed it of ancient times? should I now bring it to be laid waste, and defenced cities to be ruinous heaps? 27Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.37.27 of small…: Heb. short of hand 28But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.37.28 abode: or, sitting 29Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest. 30And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such as groweth of itself; and the second year that which springeth of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof. 31And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:37.31 the remnant…: Heb. the escaping of the house of Judah that remaineth 32For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.37.32 they…: Heb. the escaping 33Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank against it. 34By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD. 35For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake. 36Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

37¶ So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh. 38And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esar-haddon his son reigned in his stead.37.38 Armenia: Heb. Ararat