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።’ ”

New International Reader’s Version

2 Chronicles 36:1-23

1The people of the land went and got Jehoahaz. He was the son of Josiah. The people made Jehoahaz king in Jerusalem in place of his father.

Jehoahaz King of Judah

2Jehoahaz was 23 years old when he became king. He ruled in Jerusalem for three months. 3The king of Egypt removed him from his throne in Jerusalem. The king of Egypt made the people of Judah pay him a huge tax. The tax was almost four tons of silver and 75 pounds of gold. 4Necho, the king of Egypt, made Eliakim king over Judah and Jerusalem. Eliakim was a brother of Jehoahaz. Necho changed Eliakim’s name to Jehoiakim. But Necho took Eliakim’s brother Jehoahaz with him to Egypt.

Jehoiakim King of Judah

5Jehoiakim was 25 years old when he became king. He ruled in Jerusalem for 11 years. He did what was evil in the eyes of the Lord his God. 6Nebuchadnezzar attacked him. Nebuchadnezzar was king of Babylon. He put Jehoiakim in bronze chains. And he took him to Babylon. 7Nebuchadnezzar also took to Babylon objects from the Lord’s temple. He put them in his own temple there.

8The other events of Jehoiakim’s rule are written in the records of the kings of Israel and Judah. He did things the Lord hated. Those things and everything that happened to him are also written in those records. Jehoiakim’s son Jehoiachin became the next king after him.

Jehoiachin King of Judah

9Jehoiachin was 18 years old when he became king. He ruled in Jerusalem for three months and ten days. He did what was evil in the eyes of the Lord. 10In the spring, King Nebuchadnezzar sent for him. He brought him to Babylon. He also brought things of value from the Lord’s temple. He made Zedekiah king over Judah and Jerusalem. Zedekiah was Jehoiachin’s uncle.

Zedekiah King of Judah

11Zedekiah was 21 years old when he became king. He ruled in Jerusalem for 11 years. 12He did what was evil in the eyes of the Lord his God. He didn’t pay any attention to the message the Lord spoke through Jeremiah the prophet. 13Zedekiah also refused to remain under the control of King Nebuchadnezzar. The king had forced Zedekiah to make a promise in God’s name. But Zedekiah’s heart became very stubborn. He wouldn’t turn to the Lord, the God of Israel. 14And that’s not all. The people and all the leaders of the priests became more and more unfaithful. They followed all the practices of the nations. The Lord hated those practices. The people and leaders made the Lord’s temple “unclean.” The Lord had set the temple in Jerusalem apart in a special way for himself.

The Fall of Jerusalem

15The Lord, the God of Israel, sent word to his people through his messengers. He sent it to them again and again. He took pity on his people. He also took pity on the temple where he lived. 16But God’s people made fun of his messengers. They hated his words. They laughed at his prophets. Finally the Lord’s great anger was stirred up against his people. Nothing could save them. 17The Lord brought the king of the Babylonians against them. The Babylonian army killed their young people with their swords at the temple. They didn’t spare young men or young women. They didn’t spare the old people or weak people either. God handed all of them over to Nebuchadnezzar. 18Nebuchadnezzar carried off to Babylon all the objects from God’s temple. Some of those things were large. Others were small. He carried off the treasures of the temple. He also carried off the treasures that belonged to the king and his officials. 19The Babylonians set God’s temple on fire. They broke down the wall of Jerusalem. They burned all the palaces. They destroyed everything of value there.

20Nebuchadnezzar took the rest of the people to Babylon as prisoners. They had escaped from being killed by swords. They served him and those who ruled after him. That lasted until the kingdom of Persia came to power. 21The land of Israel enjoyed its sabbath years. It rested. That deserted land wasn’t farmed for a full 70 years. What the Lord had spoken through Jeremiah came true.

22It was the first year of the rule of Cyrus. He was king of Persia. The Lord inspired him to send a message all through his kingdom. It happened so that what the Lord had spoken through Jeremiah would come true. The message was written down. It said,

23“Cyrus, the king of Persia, says,

“ ‘The Lord is the God of heaven. He has given me all the kingdoms on earth. He has appointed me to build a temple for him at Jerusalem in Judah. Any of his people among you may go up to Jerusalem. And may the Lord their God be with them.’ ”