New Amharic Standard Version

ኢያሱ 2:1-24

ረዓብና እስራኤላውያን ሰላዮች

1ከዚያም የነዌ ልጅ ኢያሱ፣ “ሄዳችሁ ምድሪቱን፣ በተለይም የኢያሪኮን ከተማ ሰልሉ” ብሎ ከሰጢም ሁለት ሰላዮች በስውር ላከ፤ ሰዎቹም ሄደው ረዓብ ከተባለች ጋለ ሞታ2፥1 ምናልባትም፣ “የሆቴል ቤት” ተጠቃሚ ቤት ገቡ፤ በዚያም ዐደሩ።

2ለኢያሪኮም ንጉሥ፣ “እነሆ፤ ምድሪቱን ሊሰልሉ ጥቂት እስራኤላውያን በሌሊት ወደዚህ መጥተዋል” ተብሎ ተነገረው። 3የኢያሪኮም ንጉሥ፣ “ወደ አንቺ መጥተው ወደ ቤትሽ የገቡት ሰዎች ምድሪቱን በሙሉ ለመሰለል ስለ ሆነ፣ እንድታስወጪአቸው” የሚል መልእክት ወደ ረዓብ ላከ።

4ሴቲቱ ግን ሁለቱን ሰዎች ተቀብላ ሸሽጋቸው ስለ ነበር፣ እንዲህ አለች፤ “በእርግጥ ሰዎቹ ወደ እኔ መጥተዋል፤ ነገር ግን ከወዴት እንደ መጡ አላውቅም። 5ጨልሞ የቅጥሩ በር ከመዘጋቱ በፊት ወጥተው ሄደዋል፤ በየት በኩል እንደሄዱ ግን እኔ አላውቅም፤ ልትደርሱባቸው ትችላላችሁና ፈጥናችሁ ተከታተሏቸው።” 6ነገር ግን ሰዎቹን ጣራ ላይ አውጥታ በረበረበችው የተልባ እግር ውስጥ ደብቃቸው ነበር። 7ሰዎቹም ሰላዮቹን በመከታተል ወደ ዮርዳኖስ መሻገሪያ የሚወስደውን መንገድ ይዘው ሄዱ፣ አሳዳጆቹ ወጥተው እንደሄዱም የቅጥሩ በር ተዘጋ።

8ሰላዮቹ ከመተኛታቸው በፊት ሴቲቱ ወደ ጣራው ወጥታ፣ 9እንዲህ አለቻቸው፤ “እግዚአብሔር ይህችን ምድር እንደሰጣችሁ፣ እናንተንም መፍራት እንዳደረብን፣ የዚህች አገር ነዋሪዎች ሁሉ ልባቸው በፊታችሁ መቅለጡንም ዐውቃለሁ። 10ከግብፅ በወጣችሁ ጊዜ እግዚአብሔር ቀይ ባሕርን2፥10 ዕብራይስጡ፣ “ያም ስውፍ” ይላል፤ ይኸውም የደንገል ባሕር ማለት ነው። በፊታችሁ እንዴት እንዳደረቀ፣ እናንተም ከዮርዳኖስ በስተ ምሥራቅ ፈጽሞ ያጠፋችኋቸውን2፥10 የዕብራይስጡ ቃል አንድን ሰው ወይም ነገር ሙሉ በሙሉ በማጥፋት ለእግዚአብሔር መስጠት ማለት ነው። ሁለቱን የአሞራውያን ነገሥታት፣ ሴዎንንና ዐግን ምን እንዳደረጋችኋቸው ሰምተናል። 11ይህን በሰማን ጊዜ ልባችን ቀለጠ፤ እናንተን ከመፍራት የተነሣም ያልተሸበረ ሰው አልነበረም፤ እግዚአብሔር አምላካችሁ በላይም በሰማይ፣ በታችም በምድር እርሱ አምላክ ነውና። 12እንግዲህ እኔ በጎነትን እንዳሳየኋችሁ ሁሉ፣ እናንተም በጎነትን ለአባቴ ቤት እንድታሳዩ በእግዚአብሔር ማሉልኝ፤ መተማመኛ የሚሆን ምልክትም ስጡኝ፤ 13የአባቴንና የእናቴን፣ የወንድሞቼንና የእኅቶቼን እንዲሁም የእነርሱ የሆነውን ነፍስ ሁሉ እንድታተርፉልኝ፤ ከሞትም አድኑን።”

14ሰዎቹም፣ “የእናንተን ሞት ለእኛ ያድርገው! እኛ የምናደርገውን ሁሉ ካልተናገራችሁ፣ እግዚአብሔር ምድሪቱን በሚሰጠን ጊዜ፣ በጎነትና ታማኝነት እናሳይሻለን” አሏት።

15መኖሪያ ቤቷ የከተማውን ቅጥር ተጠግቶ የተሠራ ስለ ነበር፣ ሰዎቹን በመስኮት አሾልካ በገመድ አወረደቻቸው። 16እርሷም፣ “የሚከታተሏችሁ ሰዎች እንዳያገኟችሁ፣ ወደ ኰረብታዎቹ ሂዱ፤ እነርሱ እስኪመለሱም ድረስ ሦስት ቀን በዚያ ተሸሸጉ፤ ከዚያ በኋላ መንገዳችሁን ትቀጥላላችሁ” አለቻቸው።

17ሰዎቹም እንዲህ አሏት፤ “ባማልሽን በዚህ መሓላ የምንያዘው፣ 18ወደ ምድሪቱ በገባን ጊዜ፣ ይህን ቀይ ፈትል እኛን ባወረ ድሽበት መስኮት ላይ አስረሽ ካንጠለጠልሽው፣ እንዲሁም አባትሽንና እናትሽን፣ ወንድሞችሽንና የአባትሽን ቤተ ሰዎች ሁሉ ወደ ቤትሽ ካመጣሻቸው ብቻ ነው። 19ማንም ከቤትሽ ወጥቶ መንገድ ላይ ቢገኝ፣ ደሙ በራሱ ላይ ነው፤ እኛ አንጠየቅበትም፤ ነገር ግን ከአንቺ ጋር እቤት ውስጥ ያለ ማንኛውም ሰው ከተነካ የደሙ ባለ ዕዳ እኛ እንሆናለን። 20እኛ የምናደርገውን ብትናገሪ ግን፣ ካስማልሽን መሐላ ነጻ እንሆናለን።”

21እርሷም፣ “ይሁን፤ ባላችሁት ተስማምቻለሁ” ስትል መለሰች፤ ከዚያም ሰደደቻቸው፤ እነርሱም ሄዱ፤ ቀይ ፈትሉንም በመስኮቷ ላይ አንጠለጠለችው።

22እነርሱም ወጥተው ወደ ኰረብቶቹ ሄዱ፤ የሚከታተሏቸውም ሰዎች በየመንገዱ ሁሉ ላይ ፈልገውና አጥተው እስኪመለሱ ድረስ፣ ሦስት ቀን በዚያው ተሸሸጉ። 23ሁለቱም ሰላዮች ተመለሱ፤ ከኰረብቶቹም ወርደው ወንዙን በመሻገር፣ ወደ ነዌ ልጅ ወደ ኢያሱ መጥተው ያጋጠማቸውን ነገር ሁሉ ነገሩት። 24ለኢያሱም፣ “በእርግጥ እግዚአብሔር ምድሪቱን በሙሉ በእጃችን አሳልፎ ሰጥቶናል፤ በዚያ የሚኖረውም ሕዝብ ሁሉ እኛን ከመፍራቱ የተነሣ ልቡ መቅለጡን አይተናል” አሉት።

King James Version

Joshua 2:1-24

1And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot’s house, named Rahab, and lodged there.2.1 sent: or, had sent2.1 lodged: Heb. lay 2And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to night of the children of Israel to search out the country. 3And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine house: for they be come to search out all the country. 4And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were: 5And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out: whither the men went I wot not: pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them. 6But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof. 7And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan unto the fords: and as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate.

8¶ And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof; 9And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.2.9 faint: Heb. melt 10For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed. 11And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.2.11 did there…: Heb. rose up 12Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father’s house, and give me a true token: 13And that ye will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death. 14And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD hath given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee.2.14 for…: Heb. instead of you to die 15Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall. 16And she said unto them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be returned: and afterward may ye go your way. 17And the men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear. 18Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father’s household, home unto thee.2.18 bring: Heb. gather 19And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him. 20And if thou utter this our business, then we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear. 21And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window.

22And they went, and came unto the mountain, and abode there three days, until the pursuers were returned: and the pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but found them not.

23¶ So the two men returned, and descended from the mountain, and passed over, and came to Joshua the son of Nun, and told him all things that befell them: 24And they said unto Joshua, Truly the LORD hath delivered into our hands all the land; for even all the inhabitants of the country do faint because of us.2.24 faint: Heb. melt