New Amharic Standard Version

2 ዜና መዋዕል 36:1-23

1የአገሩም ሰዎች የኢዮስያስን ልጅ ኢዮአሐዝን ወስደው በአባቱ ፈንታ በኢየሩሳሌም አነገሡት።

የይሁዳ ንጉሥ ኢዮአሐዝ

36፥2-4 ተጓ ምብ – 2ነገ 23፥31-34

2ኢዮአሐዝ በነገሠ ጊዜ፣ ዕድሜው ሃያ ሦስት ዓመት ነበር፤ በኢየሩሳሌም ተቀምጦም ሦስት ወር ገዛ። 3ከዚያም የግብፅ ንጉሥ በኢየሩሳሌም ካለው ዙፋኑ አወረደው፣ በአገሩም ላይ አንድ መቶ መክሊት36፥3 3.4 ሜትሪክ ቶን ያህል ነው። ብርና አንድ መክሊት36፥3 34 ኪሎ ግራም ይህል ነው። ወርቅ ግብር ጣለበት። 4የግብፅም ንጉሥ የኢዮአሐዝን ወንድም ኤልያቄምን በይሁዳና በኢየሩሳሌም ላይ አነገሠው፤ ስሙንም ለውጦ ኢዮአቄም አለው። ኒካዑም የኤልያቄምን ወንድም ኢዮአሐዝን ይዞ ወደ ግብፅ ወሰደው።

የይሁዳ ንጉሥ ኢዮአቄም

36፥5-8 ተጓ ምብ – 2ነገ 23፥36–24፥6

5ኢዮአቄም በነገሠ ጊዜ፣ ዕድሜው ሃያ አምስት ዓመት ነበር፤ በኢየሩሳሌም ተቀምጦም ዐሥራ አንድ ዓመት ገዛ። በአምላኩም በእግዚአብሔር ፊት ክፉ ድርጊት ፈጸመ። 6የባቢሎን ንጉሥ ናቡከደነፆር በእርሱ ላይ ዘመተ፤ ወደ ባቢሎንም ይወስደው ዘንድ በናስ ሰንሰለት አሰረው። 7እንደዚሁም ናቡከደነፆር የእግዚአብሔርን ቤተ መቅደስ ዕቃ ወስዶ፣ ባቢሎን ባለው በራሱ ቤተ ጣዖት36፥7 ወይም ቤተ መንግሥት ተብሎ መተርጐም ይቻላል። አኖረው።

8በኢዮአቄም ዘመነ መንግሥት የተከናወነው ሌላው ተግባሩ የፈጸመው አስጸያፊ ድርጊትና በእርሱ ላይ የተገኘበት ሁሉ በእስራኤልና በይሁዳ ነገሥታት መጽሐፍ ተጽፎአል። ልጁ ዮአኪንም በእርሱ ፈንታ ነገሠ።

የይሁዳ ንጉሥ ዮአኪን

36፥9-10 ተጓ ምብ – 2ነገ 24፥8-17

9ዮአኪን በነገሠ ጊዜ፣ ዕድሜው ዐሥራ ስምንት36፥9 አንድ የዕብራይስጥ ቅጂ ጥቂት የሰብዓ ሊቃናትና የሱርስት ትርጒሞች (እንዲሁም 2ነገ 24፥8) ከዚህ ጋር ይስማማሉ፤ ብዙ የዕብራይስጥ ቅጅዎች ግን ስምንት ይላሉ። ዓመት ነበር፤ በኢየሩሳሌም ተቀምጦም ሦስት ወር ከዐሥር ቀን ገዛ፤ እርሱም በእግዚአብሔር ፊት ክፉ ድርጊት ፈጸመ። 10በጸደይም ወራት ንጉሡ ናቡከደነፆር ልኮ በእግዚአብሔ ቤተ መቅደስ ውስጥ ከፍተኛ ዋጋ ካላቸው ዕቃዎች ጋር ወደ ባቢሎን ወሰደው። የዮአኪንንም አጎት36፥10 ዕብራይስጡ ወንድም ይላል (እንዲሁም 2ነገ 24፥17 ይመ)። ሴዴቅያስን በይሁዳና በኢየሩሳሌም ላይ አነገሠው።

የይሁዳ ንጉሥ ሴዴቅያስ

36፥11-16 ተጓ ምብ – 2ነገ 24፥18፤ ኤር 52፥1-3

11ሴዴቅያስ በነገሠ ጊዜ፣ ዕድሜው ሃያ አንድ ዓመት ነበር፤ በኢየሩሳሌም ተቀምጦም ዐሥራ አንድ ዓመት ገዛ። 12እርሱም በአምላኩ በእግዚአብሔር ፊት ክፉ ድርጊት ፈጸመ፤ የእግዚአብሔርን ቃል በተናገረው በነቢዩ በኤርምያስ ፊትም ራሱን ዝቅ አላደረገም። 13እንደዚሁም በእግዚአብሔር ስም አምሎት በነበረው በንጉሥ ናቡከደነፆር ላይ ዐመፀ፤ አንገቱን አደነደነ፤ ልቡንም አጠነከረ እንጂ ወደ እስራኤል አምላክ ወደ እግዚአብሔር አልተመለሰም። 14ከዚህም ላይ የካህናቱና የሕዝቡ መሪዎች ሁሉ፣ አስጸያፊ የሆኑትን የአሕዛብን ልማዶች በመከተልና በኢየሩሳሌም የተቀደሰውን የእግዚአብሔርን ቤተ መቅደስ በማርከስ፣ ባለ መታመናቸው ከጊዜ ወደ ጊዜ እየባሱ ሄዱ።

የኢየሩሳሌም መውደቅ

36፥17-20 ተጓ ምብ – 2ነገ 25፥1-21፤ ኤር 52፥4-27

36፥22-23 ተጓ ምብ – ዕዝ 1፥1-3

15የአባቶቻቸው አምላክ እግዚአብሔር ለሕዝቡና ለማደሪያው ስላዘነ፣ መልእክተኞቹን ይልክ ነበር፤ 16እነርሱ ግን የእግዚአብሔር ቊጣ በሕዝቡ ላይ እስኪነሣሣና ፈውስም እስከማይገኝላቸው ድረስ በእግዚአብሔር መልእክተኞች ላይ ተሳለቁ፤ ቃሉን ናቁ፤ ነቢያቱንም አቃለሉ። 17ስለዚህ የባቢሎናውያንን36፥17 ወይም ከለዳውያን ንጉሥ አመጣባቸው፤ እርሱም ወጣቶቻቸውን በቤተ መቅደሱ ውስጥ በሰይፍ ፈጀ፤ ወጣቱንም ሆነ ወጣቲቱን፣ ሽማግሌውንም ሆነ በዕድሜ የገፋውን አላስቀረም፤ እግዚአብሔር ሁሉንም ለናቡከደናፆር አሳልፎ ሰጠው። 18እርሱም ትልልቁንም ሆነ ትንንሹን የእግዚአብሔርን ቤተ መቅደስ ዕቃ በሙሉ፣ እንዲሁም የእግዚአብሔርን ቤተ መቅደስ ሀብት፣ የንጉሡንና የሹማምቱን ሀብት ሁሉ ወደ ባቢሎን አጋዘ። 19የእግዚአብሔርን ቤተ መቅደስ በእሳት አቃጠሉ፤ የኢየሩሳሌምን ቅጥሮች አፈረሱ፤ ቤተ መንግሥቶቹን በሙሉ አቃጠሉ፤ በዚያ የነበረውንም የከበረ ዕቃ በሙሉ አጠፉ። 20ከሰይፍ የተረፉትን ቅሬታዎች በምርኮ ወደ ባቢሎን ወሰዳቸው፤ እስከ ፋርስ መንግሥት መነሣትም ድረስ የእርሱና የልጆቹ አገልጋዮች ሆኑ። 21ምድሪቱም የሰንበት ዕረፍት አገኘች፤ በኤርምያስ የተነገረው የእግዚአብሔር ቃል ይፈጸም ዘንድ፣ ሰባው ዓመት እስኪያበቃ ድረስ፣ ባድማ በነበረችበት ዘመን ሁሉ ዐረፈች።

22በኤርምያስ የተነገረው የእግዚአብሔር ቃል ይፈጸም ዘንድ፣ በፋርስ ንጉሥ በቂሮስ ዘመነ መንግሥት መጀመሪያ ዓመት፣ በግዛቱ ሁሉ ዐዋጅ እንዲያስነግርና ይህም እንዲጻፍ እግዚአብሔር የፋርስን ንጉሥ የቂሮስን መንፈስ አነሣሣ፤ እርሱም እንዲህ አለ፤

23“የፋርስ ንጉሥ ቂሮስ እንዲህ ይላል፤

“ ‘የሰማይ አምላክ እግዚአብሔር የምድርን መንግሥታት ሁሉ ሰጥቶኛል፤ በይሁዳ በምትገኘው በኢየሩሳሌም ቤተ መቅደስ እሠራለት ዘንድ አዝዞኛል፤ ከሕዝቡ በመካከላችሁ የሚገኝ ማናቸውም ሰው፣ እግዚአብሔር አምላኩ ከእርሱ ጋር ይሁን፤ እርሱም ወደዚያው ይውጣ።’ ”

King James Version

2 Chronicles 36:1-23

1Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and made him king in his father’s stead in Jerusalem. 2Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. 3And the king of Egypt put him down at Jerusalem, and condemned the land in an hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold.36.3 put…: Heb. removed him 4And the king of Egypt made Eliakim his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem, and turned his name to Jehoiakim. And Necho took Jehoahaz his brother, and carried him to Egypt.

5¶ Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD his God. 6Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and bound him in fetters, to carry him to Babylon.36.6 fetters: or, chains 7Nebuchadnezzar also carried of the vessels of the house of the LORD to Babylon, and put them in his temple at Babylon. 8Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his abominations which he did, and that which was found in him, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.36.8 Jehoiachin: also called, Jeconiah, or, Coniah

9¶ Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD. 10And when the year was expired, king Nebuchadnezzar sent, and brought him to Babylon, with the goodly vessels of the house of the LORD, and made Zedekiah his brother king over Judah and Jerusalem.36.10 when…: Heb. at the return of the year36.10 goodly…: Heb. vessels of desire36.10 Zedekiah…: or, Mattaniah, his father’s brother

11¶ Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. 12And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD his God, and humbled not himself before Jeremiah the prophet speaking from the mouth of the LORD. 13And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart from turning unto the LORD God of Israel.

14¶ Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the LORD which he had hallowed in Jerusalem. 15And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place:36.15 by: Heb. by the hand of36.15 betimes: that is, continually and carefully 16But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.36.16 remedy: Heb. healing 17Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave them all into his hand. 18And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king, and of his princes; all these he brought to Babylon. 19And they burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof. 20And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia:36.20 them…: Heb. the remainder from the sword 21To fulfil the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.

22¶ Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, 23Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth hath the LORD God of heaven given me; and he hath charged me to build him an house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? The LORD his God be with him, and let him go up.