New Amharic Standard Version

ዕዝራ 10:1-44

ሕዝቡ ኀጢአቱን ተናዘዘ

1ዕዝራ በእግዚአብሔር ቤት ፊት ወድቆ በሚጸልይበት፣ በሚናዘዝበትና በሚያለቅስበት ጊዜ ወንዶች፣ ሴቶችና ልጆች የሚገኙበት እጅግ ብዙ የእስራኤል ማኅበር በዙሪያው ተሰበሰበ፤ እነርሱም እንደዚሁ አምርረው አለቀሱ። 2ከዚያም ከኤላም ዘሮች አንዱ የሆነው የይሒኤል ልጅ ሴኬንያ ዕዝራን እንዲህ አለው፤ “በዙሪያችን ካሉት አሕዛብ፣ ባዕዳን ሴቶችን በማግባታችን ለአምላካችን ታማኞች ሆነን አልተገኘንም፤ ይህም ሆኖ አሁንም ለእስራኤል ተስፋ አለ። 3አሁንም እንደ ጌታዬ ምክርና የአምላካችንን ትእዛዝ እንደሚፈሩ ሰዎች እነዚህን ሴቶችና ልጆቻቸውን ለመስደድ በአምላካችን ፊት ቃል ኪዳን እንግባ፤ በሕጉም መሠረት ይፈጸም። 4ዕዝራ፣ ነገሩ በእጅህ ነው፤ ተነሥ! እኛም እንደግፍሃለን፤ በርትተህም፤ አድርገው።”

5ዕዝራም ተነሥቶ ዋና ዋናዎቹ ካህናት፣ ሌዋውያንና እስራኤል ሁሉ የቀረበውን ሐሳብ እንዲፈጽሙ አስማላቸው፤ እነርሱም ማሉ። 6ከዚያም ዕዝራ ከእግዚአብሔር ቤት ፊት ተነሥቶ ወደ ኤልያሴብ ልጅ ወደ ዮሐናን ክፍል ገባ፤ ምርኮኞቹ ታማኞች ሆነው ባለ መገኘታቸው ያለቅስ ነበር፤ በዚያም ምግብ አልቀመሰም፤ ውሃም አልጠጣም።

7ከዚያም ምርኮኞቹ ሁሉ በኢየሩሳሌም እንዲሰበሰቡ በይሁዳና በኢየሩሳሌም ዐዋጅ ተነገረ፤ 8ዐዋጁም በሦስት ቀን ውስጥ ያልመጣ ማንም ሰው በሹማምቱና በሽማግሌዎቹ ውሳኔ መሠረት ንብረቱ ሁሉ እንዲወረስ፣ ራሱም ከምርኮኞቹ ጉባኤ እንዲወገድ የሚያዝ ነበር።

9ስለዚህ በሦስት ቀን ውስጥ የይሁዳና የብንያም ሰዎች ሁሉ በኢየሩሳሌም ተሰበሰቡ፤ በዘጠነኛው ወር በሃያኛውም ቀን ሕዝቡ ሁሉ ስለ ወቅቱ ጒዳይና ስለ ከባዱ ዝናብ በመጨነቅ በእግዚአብሔር ቤት ፊት ባለው አደባባይ ተቀምጠው ነበር። 10ከዚያም ካህኑ ዕዝራ ተነሥቶ እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “እናንተ ታማኞች አልነበራችሁም፤ በእስራኤል በደል ላይ በደል በመጨመር ባዕዳን ሴቶችን አገባችሁ። 11አሁንም ለአባቶቻችሁ አምላክ ለእግዚአብሔር ተናዘዙ፤ ፈቃዱን ፈጽሙ፤ በዙሪያችሁ ካሉት አሕዛብና ከባዕዳን ሚስቶቻችሁ ተለዩ።”

12ጉባኤውም ሁሉ እንዲህ ሲሉ በታላቅ ድምፅ መለሱ፤ “እውነት ብለሃል፤ ያልኸውን መፈጸም ይገባናል። 13ይሁን እንጂ በዚህ የተሰበሰበው ሕዝብ ብዙ ነው፤ ወቅቱም ክረምት ነው፤ ስለዚህ ውጭ መቆም አንችልም፤ ከዚህም በላይ በዚህ ነገር ብዙ ኀጢአት ስለ ሠራን፣ ይህ ጒዳይ በአንድና በሁለት ቀን የሚያልቅ አይደለም። 14ስለዚህ ሹሞቻችን በማኅበሩ ሁሉ ምትክ መደረግ ያለበትን ያድርጉ። ከዚያም በዚህ የተነሣ የመጣው የአምላካችን ብርቱ ቊጣ ከእኛ እስኪመለስ ድረስ፣ በየከተሞቻችን ያሉ ባዕዳን ሴቶችን ያገቡ ሁሉ በየከተማው ካሉት ሽማግሌዎችና ዳኞች ጋር በተወሰነው ቀን ይምጡ።” 15ይህንንም ነገር የተቃወሙት ከሜሱላምና ከሌዋዊው ከሳባታይ ድጋፍ ያገኙት የአሣሄል ልጅ ዮናታንና የቴቁዋ ልጅ የሕዝያ ብቻ ናቸው።

16ስለዚህ ምርኮኞቹ እንደ ተባለው አደረጉ፤ ካህኑ ዕዝራም ከእያንዳንዱ የቤተ ሰብ ምድብ አንዳንድ የቤተ ሰብ ኀላፊ የሆነ ሰው መረጠ፤ ሁሉም በየስማቸው ተመዘገቡ። ከዚያም በዐሥረኛው ወር በመጀመሪያው ቀን ጒዳዩን ለመመርመር ተቀመጡ፤ 17በመጀመሪያው ወር በመጀመሪያው ቀን ባዕዳን ሴቶችን ያገቡትን ወንዶች ሁሉ አጣርተው ጨረሱ።

ከባዕዳን ሴቶች ጋር የተጋቡት ሰዎች

18ከካህናት ዘሮች መካከል ባዕዳን ሴቶችን ያገቡት ከዚህ የሚከተሉት ናቸው፤

ከኢዮሴዴቅ ልጅ ከኢያሱ ዘሮችና ከወንድሞቹ መካከል፤ መዕሤያ፣ አልዓዛር፣ ያሪብና ጎዶልያስ። 19እነዚህ ሁሉ ሚስቶቻቸውን ለመፍታት ቃል በመግባት እጃቸውን ሰጡ፤ ስለ በደላቸውም እያንዳንዳቸው ከመንጋው አንዳንድ አውራ በግ ለበደል መሥዋዕት አቀረቡ።

20ከኢሜር ዘሮች፤

አናኒና ዝባድያ።

21ከካሪም ዘሮች፤

መዕሤያ፣ ኤልያስ፣ ሸማያ፣ ይሒኤልና ዖዝያ።

22ከፋስኩር ዘሮች፤

ኤልዮዔናይ፣ መዕሤያ፣ ይስማኤል፣ ናትናኤል፣ ዮዛባትና ኤልዓሣ።

23ከሌዋውያኑም መካከል፤

ዮዛባት፣ ሰሜኢ፣ ቆሊጣስ የሚባል ቆልያ፣ ፈታያ፣ ይሁዳ፣ አልዓዛር።

24ከመዘምራኑም መካከል፤

ኤልያሴብ።

ከበር ጠባቂቹም፣

ሰሎም፣ ጤሌም፣ ኡሪ።

25ከሌሎቹ እስራኤላውያን መካከል፤

ከፋሮስ ዘሮች፤ ራምያ፣ ይዝያ፣ መልክያ፣

ሚያሚን፣ አልዓዛር፣ መልክያና በናያስ።

26ከኤላም ዘሮች፤

መታንያ፣ ዘካርያስ፣ ይሒኤል፣ አብዲ፣ ይሬሞትና ኤልያ።

27ከዛቱዕ ዘሮች፤

ዒሊዮዔናይ፣ ኢልያሴብ፣ መታንያ፣ ይሬሞት፣ ዛባድና ዓዚዛ።

28ከቤባይ ዘሮች፤

ይሆሐናን፣ ሐናንያ፣ ዛባይና አጥላይ።

29ከባኒ ዘሮች፤

ሜሱላም፣ መሉክ፣ ዓዳያ፣ ያሱብ፣ ሸዓልና ራሞት።

30ከፈሐት ሞዓብ ዘሮች፤

ዓድና፣ ክላል፣ በናያስ፣ መዕሤያ፣ መታንያ፣ ባስልኤል፣ ቢንዊና ምናሴ።

31ከካሪም ዘሮች፤

አልዓዛር፣ ይሺያ፣ መልክያ፣ ሸማያ፣ ስምዖን፣ 32ብንያም፣ መሉክና ሰማራያ።

33ከሐሱም ዘሮች፤

መትናይ፣ መተታ፣ ዛባድ፣ ኤሊፋላት፣ ይሬማይ፣ ምናሴና ሰሜኢ።

34ከባኒ ዘሮች፤

መዕዳይ፣ ዓምራም፣ ኡኤል፣ 35በናያስ፣ ቤድያ፣ ኬልቅያ፣ 36ወንያ፣ ሜሪሞት፣ ኤልያሴብ፣ 37መታንያ፣ መትናይና የዕሡ።

38ከቢንዊ ዘሮች፤

ሰሜኢ10፥37-38 የሰብዓ ሊቃናት ትርጒም (እንዲሁም መጽሐፈ ዕዝራ ሱቱኤል 9፥34) ይመ፤ ዕብራይስጡ ግን፣ የዕሡ፣ ባኒና ቤኑዊ ይላል።39ሰሌምያ፣ ናታን፣ ዓዳያ፣

40መክነድባይ፣ ሴሴይ፣ ሸራይ፣ 41ኤዝርኤል፣

ሰሌምያ፣ ሰማራያ፣ 42ሰሎም፣ አማርያና ዮሴፍ።

43ከናባው ዘሮች፤

ይዒኤል፣ መቲትያ፣ ዛባድ፣ ዘቢና፣ ያዳይ፣ ኢዮኤልና በናያስ።

44እነዚህ ሁሉ ባዕዳን ሴቶችን ያገቡ ናቸው፤ ከእነርሱም ጥቂቶቹ ከእነዚህ ሴቶች ልጆችን ወልደው ነበር።10፥44 ወይም ከልጆቻቸው ጋር ላኩአቸው

King James Version

Ezra 10:1-44

1Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there assembled unto him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children: for the people wept very sore.10.1 wept…: Heb. wept a great weeping 2And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing. 3Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.10.3 to put…: Heb. to bring forth 4Arise; for this matter belongeth unto thee: we also will be with thee: be of good courage, and do it. 5Then arose Ezra, and made the chief priests, the Levites, and all Israel, to swear that they should do according to this word. And they sware.

6¶ Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Johanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came thither, he did eat no bread, nor drink water: for he mourned because of the transgression of them that had been carried away. 7And they made proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem unto all the children of the captivity, that they should gather themselves together unto Jerusalem; 8And that whosoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the congregation of those that had been carried away.10.8 forfeited: Heb. devoted

9¶ Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month; and all the people sat in the street of the house of God, trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain.10.9 the great…: Heb. the showers 10And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed, and have taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of Israel.10.10 have taken: Heb. have caused to dwell, or, have brought back 11Now therefore make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives. 12Then all the congregation answered and said with a loud voice, As thou hast said, so must we do. 13But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand without, neither is this a work of one day or two: for we are many that have transgressed in this thing.10.13 we are many…: or, we have greatly offended in this thing 14Let now our rulers of all the congregation stand, and let all them which have taken strange wives in our cities come at appointed times, and with them the elders of every city, and the judges thereof, until the fierce wrath of our God for this matter be turned from us.10.14 for this…: or, till this matter be dispatched

15¶ Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahaziah the son of Tikvah were employed about this matter: and Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite helped them.10.15 were…: Heb. stood 16And the children of the captivity did so. And Ezra the priest, with certain chief of the fathers, after the house of their fathers, and all of them by their names, were separated, and sat down in the first day of the tenth month to examine the matter. 17And they made an end with all the men that had taken strange wives by the first day of the first month.

18¶ And among the sons of the priests there were found that had taken strange wives: namely, of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren; Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah. 19And they gave their hands that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their trespass. 20And of the sons of Immer; Hanani, and Zebadiah. 21And of the sons of Harim; Maaseiah, and Elijah, and Shemaiah, and Jehiel, and Uzziah. 22And of the sons of Pashur; Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethaneel, Jozabad, and Elasah. 23Also of the Levites; Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah, (the same is Kelita,) Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer. 24Of the singers also; Eliashib: and of the porters; Shallum, and Telem, and Uri. 25Moreover of Israel: of the sons of Parosh; Ramiah, and Jeziah, and Malchiah, and Miamin, and Eleazar, and Malchijah, and Benaiah. 26And of the sons of Elam; Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth, and Eliah. 27And of the sons of Zattu; Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, and Jeremoth, and Zabad, and Aziza. 28Of the sons also of Bebai; Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, and Athlai. 29And of the sons of Bani; Meshullam, Malluch, and Adaiah, Jashub, and Sheal, and Ramoth. 30And of the sons of Pahath-moab; Adna, and Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezaleel, and Binnui, and Manasseh. 31And of the sons of Harim; Eliezer, Ishijah, Malchiah, Shemaiah, Shimeon, 32Benjamin, Malluch, and Shemariah. 33Of the sons of Hashum; Mattenai, Mattathah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, and Shimei. 34Of the sons of Bani; Maadai, Amram, and Uel, 35Benaiah, Bedeiah, Chelluh, 36Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib, 37Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasau, 38And Bani, and Binnui, Shimei, 39And Shelemiah, and Nathan, and Adaiah, 40Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,10.40 Machnadebai: or, Mabnadebai, according to some copies 41Azareel, and Shelemiah, Shemariah, 42Shallum, Amariah, and Joseph. 43Of the sons of Nebo; Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jadau, and Joel, Benaiah. 44All these had taken strange wives: and some of them had wives by whom they had children.