New Amharic Standard Version

ዘፀአት 9:1-35

የእንስሳት እልቂት

1ከዚያም እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ሙሴን እንዲህ አለው፤ “ወደ ፈርዖን ሂድና እንዲህ በለው፤ ‘የዕብራውያን አምላክ (ኤሎሂም) እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) የሚለው ይህ ነው፤ “ያመልኩኝ ዘንድ ሕዝቤን ልቀቅ።” 2አሁንም እንዳይሄዱ ብታደርግና ብትከለክላቸው፣ 3የእግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) እጅ በመስክ ላይ ባሉት እንስሳት፣ በፈረሶችህና በአህዮችህ፣ በግመሎችህና በቀንድ ከብቶችህ፣ በበጎችህና በፍየሎችህ ላይ አስከፊ መቅሠፍት ያመጣብሃል። 4ነገር ግን እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) በእስራኤልና በግብፅ እንስሳት መካከል ልዩነት ያደርጋል፤ ይኸውም የእስራኤል የሆነ ማንኛውም እንስሳ እንዳይሞት ነው።’ ”

5እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ጊዜን ወስኖ፣ እንዲህ አለ፤ “በነገው ዕለት እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) በምድሪቱ ላይ ይህን ያደርጋል።” 6በማግሥቱም እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ነገሩን ፈጸመው፤ የግብፃውያን እንስሳት በሙሉ አለቁ፤ ነገር ግን የእስራኤላውያን ከሆኑት እንስሳት አንድም አልሞተም። 7ፈርዖን ያጣሩ ዘንድ ሰዎች ልኮ ከእስራኤላውያኑ እንስሳት አንድም እንኳን አለመሞቱን ተገነዘበ። ያም ሆኖ ልቡ እንደ ደነደነ ስለ ነበር፣ ሕዝቡን አልለቀቀም።

የእባጭ መቅሠፍት

8ከዚያም እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ሙሴንና አሮንን አላቸው፤ “ከምድጃው እፍኝ ዐመድ ወስዳችሁ፣ ሙሴ በፈርዖን ፊት ወደ ሰማይ ይበትነው። 9በግብፅ ምድር ሁሉ ትቢያ ይሆናል፤ በምድሪቱ ሁሉ በሚገኙት ሰዎችና እንስሳት ላይ መግል የያዘ እባጭ ይወጣል።”

10ስለዚህ ከምድጃው ዐመድ ወስደው በፈርዖን ፊት ቆሙ፤ ሙሴም ወደ ሰማይ በተነው፤ መግል የያዘ እባጭም በሰዎችና በእንስሳት ላይ ወጣ። 11በእነርሱና በግብፃውያን ሁሉ ላይ እባጭ ወጥቶ ስለ ነበር፣ አስማተኞቹ በሙሴ ፊት መቆም አልቻሉም። 12እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ግን የፈርዖንን ልብ አደነደነ፤ እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ለሙሴ እንደ ተናገረውም፣ ሙሴንና አሮንን መስማት አልፈለገም።

የበረዶ መቅሠፍት

13ከዚያም እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ሙሴን እንዲህ አለው፤ “ማልደህ በጧት ተነሣ፤ ከፈርዖን ፊት ቀርበህ እንዲህ በለው፤ የዕብራውያን አምላክ እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ ኤሎሂም) የሚለው ይህ ነው፤ ያመልኩኝ ዘንድ ሕዝቤን ልቀቅ፤ 14አለዚያ በአንተ በሹማምቶችህና በሕዝብህ ላይ የመቅሠፍቴን መዓት ሁሉ አሁን አወርድብሃለሁ፤ ይኸውም በምድር ሁሉ እንደ እኔ ያለ ማንም እንደሌለ ታውቅ ዘንድ ነው። 15አሁን እጄን ዘርግቼ አንተንና ሕዝብህን ከገጸ ምድር ሊያጠፋችሁ በሚችል መቅሠፍት በመታኋችሁ ነበር። 16ነገር ግን ኀይሌን እንዳሳይህና ስሜም በምድር ዙሪያ ሁሉ እንዲታወቅ ለዚህ አስነሥቼሃለሁ።9፥16 ወይም፣ ለዚህ ምሕረቴን አሳይቼሃለሁ 17እስካሁንም በሕዝቤ ላይ እንደ ተነሣህ ነው፤ ይሄዱም ዘንድ አትለቃቸውም። 18ስለዚህ ነገ በዚህ ጊዜ ከተመሠረተችበት ጊዜ ጀምሮ እስካሁን ድረስ በግብፅ ላይ ወርዶ የማያውቅ አስከፊ የበረዶ ማዕበል እልካለሁ። 19ከብቶችህና በመስክ ላይ ያለህ ማንኛውም ነገር ወደ መጠለያ ይገቡ ዘንድ አሁን ትእዛዝ ስጥ፤ ምክንያቱም በረዶው ወደ መጠለያ ባልገቡትና በመስክ ላይ በቀሩት በማንኛውም ሰውና እንስሳት ላይ ወርዶባቸው ስለሚሞቱ ነው።

20የእግዚአብሔርን (ያህዌ) ቃል የፈሩት የፈርዖን ሹማምቶች፣ ባሮቻቸውንና ከብቶቻቸውን ለማስገባት ተጣደፉ። 21የእግዚአብሔርን (ያህዌ) ቃል ችላ ያሉት ግን ባሮቻቸውንና ከብቶቻቸውን በመስክ ላይ እንደ ነበሩ ተዉአቸው።

22ከዚያም እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ሙሴን፣ “በመላይቱ የግብፅ ምድር ባሉት ሰዎች፣ በእንስሳት እንዲሁም በምድሪቱ ላይ በሚበቅሉት ነገሮች ሁሉ ላይ በረዶ እንዲወርድ እጅህን ወደ ሰማይ አንሣ” አለው። 23ሙሴ በትሩን ወደ ሰማይ ባነሣ ጊዜ እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ነጐድጓድና በረዶ አወረደ፤ መብረቅም በምድሪቱ ላይ ሆነ። እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) በግብፅ ምድር በረዶ አዘነበ፤ 24በረዶ ወረደ፤ መብረቅም አብረቀረቀ፤ ግብፅ ሐገር ከሆነችበት ዘመን አንሥቶ በምድሪቱ ሁሉ እንደዚህ ያለ አስከፊ ማዕበል ሆኖ አያውቅም። 25በመላው ግብፅ በረዶ በመስክ ላይ ያለውን ሁሉ፣ ሰዎችንና እንስሳትንም መታ፤ በመስክ ላይ የበቀለውን ሁሉ አጠፋ፤ ዛፉን ሁሉ ባዶ አስቀረ። 26በረዶ ያልወረደበት ቢኖር እስራኤላውያን የሚኖሩበት የጌሤም ምድር ብቻ ነበር።

27ከዚያም ፈርዖን ሙሴንና አሮንን አስጠራ፤ እንዲህም አላቸው፤ ‘አሁንስ በድያለሁ፤ እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ትክክል ነው፤ እኔና ሕዝቤ ግን ስተናል። 28መብረቅና በረዶ በዝቶብናልና ወደ እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ጸልዩልን፤ እንድትሄዱ እለቃችኋለሁ፤ ከዚህ በኋላ በዚህ የመኖር ግዴታ የለባችሁም።

29ሙሴም መልሶ፣ “ከከተማዋ በወጣሁ ጊዜ፣ እጆቼን ለጸሎት ወደ እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) እዘረጋለሁ፤ አንተም ምድር የእግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) እንደሆነች ታውቅ ዘንድ መብረቁ ያቆማል፤ ከእንግዲህ በኋላ በረዶ አይኖርም። 30ሆኖም አንተና ሹማምትህ አሁንም ቢሆን እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) አምላክን እንደማትፈሩ ዐውቃለሁ።

31ተልባው አብቦ፣ ገብሱም ፍሬ ይዞ ስለ ነበር፣ ተልባውና ገብሱ ከጥቅም ውጭ ሆኑ። 32ስንዴውና አጃው ግን በዚያ ወቅት ባለማፍራቱ አልጠፋም ነበር።

33ከዚያም ሙሴ ከፈርዖን ተለይቶ ከከተማው ወጣ። እጁን ወደ እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ዘረጋ፤ ነጎድጓዱና በረዶው ቆመ፤ ዝናቡም በምድሪቱ ላይ መዝነቡን አቆመ። 34ፈርዖንም ዝናቡ፣ በረዶውና ነጎድጓዱ መቆሙን ባየ ጊዜ እንደ ገና በደለ፤ እርሱና ሹማምቶቹ ልባቸውን አደነደኑ። 35ስለዚህ የፈርዖን ልብ ደነደነ፤ እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ለሙሴ እንደ ተናገረውም እስራኤላውያን ይሄዱ ዘንድ አልለቀቃቸውም።

New International Reader’s Version

Exodus 9:1-35

The Plague on Livestock

1Then the Lord spoke to Moses. He said, “Go to Pharaoh. Tell him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says, “Let my people go. Then they will be able to worship me. 2Do not refuse to let them go. Do not keep holding them back. 3If you refuse, my powerful hand will bring a terrible plague on you. I will strike your livestock in the fields. I will strike your horses, donkeys, camels, cattle, sheep and goats. 4But I will treat Israel’s livestock differently from yours. No animal that belongs to the people of Israel will die.” ’ ”

5The Lord set a time for the plague. He said, “Tomorrow I will send it on the land.” 6So the next day the Lord sent it. All the livestock of the Egyptians died. But not one animal that belonged to the Israelites died. 7Pharaoh searched and found out what had happened. He discovered that not even one animal that belonged to the Israelites had died. But he was still very stubborn. He wouldn’t let the people go.

The Plague of Boils

8Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron. He said, “Take handfuls of ashes from a furnace. Have Moses toss them into the air in front of Pharaoh. 9The ashes will turn into fine dust over the whole land of Egypt. Then painful boils will break out on people and animals all over the land. Their bodies will be covered with them.”

10So Moses and Aaron took ashes from a furnace and stood in front of Pharaoh. Moses tossed them into the air. Then boils broke out on people and animals alike. 11The bodies of all the Egyptians were covered with boils. The magicians couldn’t stand in front of Moses because of the boils that were all over them. 12But the Lord made Pharaoh stubborn. Pharaoh wouldn’t listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the Lord had said to Moses.

The Plague of Hail

13Then the Lord spoke to Moses. He said, “Get up early in the morning. Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says, “Let my people go. Then they will be able to worship me. 14If you do not let them go, I will send the full force of my plagues against you this time. They will strike your officials and your people. Then you will know that there is no one like me in the whole earth. 15By now I could have reached out my hand. I could have struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the earth. 16But I had a special reason for making you king. I decided to show you my power. I wanted my name to become known everywhere on earth. 17But you are still against my people. You will not let them go. 18So at this time tomorrow I will send the worst hailstorm ever to fall on Egypt in its entire history. 19Give an order now to bring your livestock inside to a safe place. Bring in everything that is outside. The hail will fall on all the people and animals that are left outside. They will die.” ’ ”

20The officials of Pharaoh who had respect for what the Lord had said obeyed him. They hurried to bring their slaves and their livestock inside. 21But others didn’t pay attention to what the Lord had said. They left their slaves and livestock outside.

22Then the Lord spoke to Moses. He said, “Reach out your hand toward the sky. Then hail will fall all over Egypt. It will beat down on people and animals alike. It will strike everything growing in the fields of Egypt.” 23Moses reached out his walking stick toward the sky. Then the Lord sent thunder and hail. Lightning flashed down to the ground. The Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt. 24Hail fell and lightning flashed back and forth. It was the worst storm in Egypt’s entire history. 25Hail struck everything in the fields all over Egypt. It fell on people and animals alike. It beat down everything growing in the fields. It tore all the leaves off the trees. 26The only place it didn’t hail was in the area of Goshen. That’s where the people of Israel were.

27Then Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron. “This time I’ve sinned,” he said to them. “The Lord has done what is right. I and my people have done what is wrong. 28Pray to the Lord, because we’ve had enough thunder and hail. I’ll let you and your people go. You don’t have to stay here any longer.”

29Moses replied, “When I’ve left the city, I’ll lift up my hands and pray to the Lord. The thunder will stop. There won’t be any more hail. Then you will know that the earth belongs to the Lord. 30But I know that you and your officials still don’t have any respect for the Lord God.”

31The barley was ripe. The flax was in bloom. So they were both destroyed. 32But the wheat and spelt weren’t destroyed. That’s because they ripen later.

33Then Moses left Pharaoh and went out of the city. Moses lifted up his hands and prayed to the Lord. The thunder and hail stopped. The rain didn’t pour down on the land any longer. 34Pharaoh saw that the rain, hail and thunder had stopped. So he sinned again. He and his officials became stubborn. 35So Pharaoh was stubborn. He wouldn’t let the people of Israel go, just as the Lord had said through Moses.