New Amharic Standard Version

ኢያሱ 6:1-27

1በዚህ ጊዜ እስራኤላውያንን ከመፍራት የተነሣ፣ ኢያሪኮ ፈጽማ ተዘግታ ነበር፤ ወደ ውጭ የሚወጣም ሆነ ወደ ውስጥ የሚገባ አልነበረም።

2እግዚአብሔርም ኢያሱን እንዲህ አለው፤ “እነሆ፤ ኢያሪኮን ከንጉሥዋና ከተዋጊዎቿ ጋር አሳልፌ በእጅህ ሰጥቻለሁ። 3ከተማዪቱን ከተዋጊዎቻችሁ ጋር አንድ ጊዜ ዙሩ፤ ይህንም ስድስት ቀን አድርጉ። 4ሰባት ካህናት፣ ሰባት ቀንደ መለከት ተሸክመው በታቦቱ ፊት ይውጡ፤ በሰባተኛውም ቀን ካህናቱ መለከት እየነፉ ከተማይቱን ሰባት ጊዜ ይዙሩ። 5የማያቋርጥ የመለከት ድምፅ ሲነፋ በምትሰሙበት ጊዜ፣ ሕዝቡ ሁሉ ከፍ ያለ ጩኸት ያሰማ፤ ከዚያም የከተማዪቱ ቅጥር ይፈርሳል፤ ሕዝቡም ወደ ላይ ይወጣል፤ እያንዳንዱም ሰው በቀጥታ ይገባል።”

6ስለዚህ የነዌ ልጅ ኢያሱ ካህናቱን ጠርቶ፣ “የቃል ኪዳኑን ታቦት ተሸከሙ፤ ሰባት ካህናትም ሰባት ቀንደ መለከት ይዘው በእግዚአብሔር ታቦት ፊት ይሂዱ” አላቸው። 7ሕዝቡንም፣ “ወደ ፊት ሂዱ፤ ከተማዋን ዙሩ፤ የታጠቁ ተዋጊዎችም በእግዚአብሔር ታቦት ፊት ቀድመው ይሂዱ፤ ከተማዪቱንም ዙሩ” ሲል አዘዛቸው።

8ኢያሱም ለሕዝቡ ከተናገረ በኋላ፣ ሰባቱ ካህናት በእግዚአብሔር ፊት ሰባት ቀንደ መለከት ይዘው መለከታቸውን እየነፉ ወደ ፊት ቀደሙ፤ የእግዚአብሔር የቃል ኪዳን ታቦትም ተከተላቸው። 9የታጠቁ ተዋጊዎችም መለከት ከሚነፉት ካህናት ፊት ቀድመው ሲሄዱ፣ ደጀን የሆኑት ጠባቂዎች ደግሞ ታቦቱን ተከተሉ፤ በዚህ ጊዜ ሁሉ መለከቶቹ ባለማቋረጥ ይነፉ ነበር። 10ኢያሱ ሕዝቡን፣ “የማሸበሪያ ጩኸት አታሰሙ፤ ድምፃችሁ ከፍ ብሎ አይሰማ፤ ጩኹ እስከምላችሁም ቀን ድረስ ከአፋችሁ አንዲት ቃል አትውጣ፤ የምትጮኹት ከዚያ በኋላ ነው” ሲል አዘዛቸው።

11ስለዚህ ኢያሱ የእግዚአብሔርን ታቦት ተሸክመው፣ ከተማዪቱን አንድ ጊዜ እንዲዞሩ አደረገ። ከዚያም ሕዝቡ ወደ ሰፈር ተመልሰው ዐደሩ።

12ኢያሱ በማግሥቱ ማልዶ ተነሣ፤ ካህናቱም የእግዚአብሔርን ታቦት ተሸከሙ። 13ሰባቱም ካህናት ሰባት ቀንደ መለከት ይዘው በእግዚአብሔር ታቦት ፊት እየሄዱ፣ መለከቱን ባለማቋረጥ ይነፉ ጀመር፤ የታጠቁ ተዋጊዎችም እነዚህን በመቅደም ሲሄዱ፣ የደጀን ጠባቂዎቹ ደግሞ የእግዚአብሔርን ታቦት ይከተሉ ነበር፤ ካህናቱም ሳያቋርጡ መለከት ይነፉ ነበር። 14በሁለተኛውም ቀን ከተማዪቱን አንድ ጊዜ ከዞሩ በኋላ ወደ ሰፈር ተመለሱ፤ ስድስት ቀን ሙሉም እንዲሁ አደረጉ።

15በሰባተኛው ቀን ገና ጎሕ ሲቀድ ተነሡ፤ እንደ በፊቱም ከተማይቱን ሰባት ጊዜ ዞሩ፤ ከተማዪቱን ሰባት ጊዜ የዞሯትም በዚያን ቀን ብቻ ነው። 16በሰባተኛው ዙር ላይ ካህናቱ መለከቱን ሲነፉ፣ ኢያሱ ሕዝቡን እንዲህ ሲል አዘዘ፤ “እግዚአብሔር ይህችን ከተማ ሰጥቶአችኋልና ጩኹ 17ከተማዪቱና በውስጧ ያለው ሁሉ ለእግዚአብሔር የተለየ ስለ ሆነ ፈጽማችሁ አጥፉ6፥17 የዕብራይስጡ ቃል አንድን ሰው ወይም ነገር ሙሉ በሙሉ በማጥፋት ለእግዚአብሔር መስጠት ማለት ነው።፣ እኛ የላክናቸውን ሰላዮች ስለሸሸገች ጋለሞታዪቱ6፥17 በዚህም ሆነ በቍጥር 22 እና 25 ላይ፣ “የሆቴል ቤት ተጠቃሚ” ተብሎ ሊተረጐም ይችላል። ረዓብ ብቻና ከእርሷ ጋር በቤቷ ውስጥ ያሉት ሁሉ ይትረፉ። 18እናንተ ግን እርም ከሆኑት ነገሮች አንዳች በመውሰድ በራሳችሁ ላይ ጥፋት እንዳታመጡ እጃችሁን ሰብስቡ፤ ያለዚያ የእስራኤልን ሰፈር ለጥፋት ትዳርጋላችሁ፤ ክፉ ነገር እንዲደርስበትም ታደርጋላችሁ፤ 19ብሩና ወርቁ እንዲሁም የናሱና የብረቱ ዕቃ ሁሉ ለእግዚአብሔር የተቀደሰ ስለ ሆነ፣ ወደ እግዚአብሔር ግምጃ ቤት ይግባ።”

20መለከቱ ሲነፋ ሕዝቡ ጮኸ፤ የመለከቱ ድምፅ ተሰምቶ፣ ሕዝቡ በኀይል ሲጮኽ ቅጥሩ ፈረሰ፤ እያንዳንዱ ሰው ሰተት ብሎ ገባ፤ ከተማዪቱም በእጃቸው ወደቀች። 21በከተማዪቱ ውስጥ ያለውን ሁሉ ማለትም ወንዱንና ሴቱን፣ ወጣቱንና ሽማግሌውን፣ ከብቱንና በጒን እንዲሁም አህያውን በሰይፍ ስለት ፈጽመው አጠፉ።

22ኢያሱ ምድሪቱን የሰለሉትን ሁለቱን ሰዎች፣ “ወደ ጋለሞታዪቱ ቤት ሂዱ፤ በማላችሁላትም መሠረት እርስዋንና የእርሷ የሆነውን ሁሉ ከዚያ አውጡ” አላቸው። 23ስለዚህ ሁለቱ ወጣት ሰላዮች ገብተው ረዓብን፣ አባቷንና እናቷን፣ ወንድሞቿንና የእርሷ የሆኑትን ሁሉ ከዚያ አወጧቸው። ቤተ ዘመዶቿንም ሁሉ አውጥተው ከእስራኤል ሰፈር ውጭ አስቀመጧቸው።

24ከዚያም ከተማዪቱን በሙሉ፣ በውስጧ ያለውንም ሁሉ አቃጠሉ፤ ብሩንና ወርቁን፣ የናሱንና የብረቱን ዕቃ ግን በእግዚአብሔር ግምጃ ቤት አኖሩ። 25ኢያሪኮን እንዲሰልሉ ኢያሱ የላካቸውን ሰዎች ስለ ደበቀች፣ ጋለሞታዪቱን ረዓብን፣ ቤተ ሰቧንና የእርሷ የሆኑትን ሁሉ አዳናቸው፤ እርሷም እስከ ዛሬ ድረስ በእስራኤላውያን መካከል ትኖራለች።

26በዚያን ጊዜም ኢያሱ፣ እንዲህ ሲል ማለ፤ “ይህችን ከተማ መልሶ የሚሠራት ሰው በእግዚአብሔር ፊት የተረገመ ይሁን፤

“መሠረቷን ሲጥል፣

የበኵር ልጁ ይጥፋ፤

ቅጥሮቿንም ሲያቆም፣

የመጨረሻ ልጁ ይጥፋ” ብሎ ማለ።

27ስለዚህ እግዚአብሔር ከኢያሱ ጋር ነበር፤ ዝናውም በምድሪቱ ሁሉ ላይ ወጣ።

King James Version

Joshua 6:1-27

1Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.6.1 was…: Heb. did shut up, and was shut up 2And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour. 3And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days. 4And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets. 5And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.6.5 flat: Heb. under it

6¶ And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the LORD. 7And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the LORD.

8¶ And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns passed on before the LORD, and blew with the trumpets: and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them.

9¶ And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rereward came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.6.9 rereward: Heb. gathering host 10And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall ye shout.6.10 any noise…: Heb. your voice to be heard 11So the ark of the LORD compassed the city, going about it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.

12¶ And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the LORD. 13And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; but the rereward came after the ark of the LORD, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets. 14And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days. 15And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times. 16And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD hath given you the city.

17¶ And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent.6.17 accursed: or, devoted 18And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.6.18 accursed: or, devoted6.18 a curse: or, devoted 19But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the LORD.6.19 consecrated: Heb. holiness 20So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.6.20 flat: Heb. under it 21And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword. 22But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot’s house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her. 23And the young men that were spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they brought out all her kindred, and left them without the camp of Israel.6.23 kindred: Heb. families 24And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD. 25And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father’s household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

26¶ And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it. 27So the LORD was with Joshua; and his fame was noised throughout all the country.