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 Version – UK

2 Chronicles 36:1-23

1And the people of the land took Jehoahaz son of Josiah and made him king in Jerusalem in place of his father.

Jehoahaz king of Judah

2Jehoahaz36:2 Hebrew Joahaz, a variant of Jehoahaz; also in verse 4 was twenty-three years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem for three months. 3The king of Egypt dethroned him in Jerusalem and imposed on Judah a levy of a hundred talents36:3 That is, about 3.4 metric tons of silver and a talent36:3 That is, about 34 kilograms of gold. 4The king of Egypt made Eliakim, a brother of Jehoahaz, king over Judah and Jerusalem and changed Eliakim’s name to Jehoiakim. But Necho took Eliakim’s brother Jehoahaz and carried him off to Egypt.

Jehoiakim king of Judah

5Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem for eleven years. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord his God. 6Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon attacked him and bound him with bronze shackles to take him to Babylon. 7Nebuchadnezzar also took to Babylon articles from the temple of the Lord and put them in his temple36:7 Or palace there.

8The other events of Jehoiakim’s reign, the detestable things he did and all that was found against him, are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. And Jehoiachin his son succeeded him as king.

Jehoiachin king of Judah

9Jehoiachin was eighteen36:9 One Hebrew manuscript, some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac (see also 2 Kings 24:8); most Hebrew manuscripts eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem for three months and ten days. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord. 10In the spring, King Nebuchadnezzar sent for him and brought him to Babylon, together with articles of value from the temple of the Lord, and he made Jehoiachin’s uncle,36:10 Hebrew brother, that is, relative (see 2 Kings 24:17) Zedekiah, king over Judah and Jerusalem.

Zedekiah king of Judah

11Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem for eleven years. 12He did evil in the eyes of the Lord his God and did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet, who spoke the word of the Lord. 13He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him take an oath in God’s name. He became stiff-necked and hardened his heart and would not turn to the Lord, the God of Israel. 14Furthermore, all the leaders of the priests and the people became more and more unfaithful, following all the detestable practices of the nations and defiling the temple of the Lord, which he had consecrated in Jerusalem.

The fall of Jerusalem

15The Lord, the God of their ancestors, sent word to them through his messengers again and again, because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling-place. 16But they mocked God’s messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the Lord was aroused against his people and there was no remedy. 17He brought up against them the king of the Babylonians,36:17 Or Chaldeans who killed their young men with the sword in the sanctuary, and did not spare young men or young women, the elderly or the infirm. God gave them all into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar. 18He carried to Babylon all the articles from the temple of God, both large and small, and the treasures of the Lord’s temple and the treasures of the king and his officials. 19They set fire to God’s temple and broke down the wall of Jerusalem; they burned all the palaces and destroyed everything of value there.

20He carried into exile to Babylon the remnant, who escaped from the sword, and they became servants to him and his successors until the kingdom of Persia came to power. 21The land enjoyed its sabbath rests; all the time of its desolation it rested, until the seventy years were completed in fulfilment of the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah.

22In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfil the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah, the Lord moved the heart of Cyrus king of Persia to make a proclamation throughout his realm and also to put it in writing:

23‘This is what Cyrus king of Persia says:

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