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1 Kings 8-9 Maori Bible (MAORI)

Katahi ka huihuia e Horomona nga kaumatua o Iharaira ratou ko nga upoko katoa o nga iwi, ko nga rangatira o nga whare o nga matua o nga tama a Iharaira ki a Kingi Horomona, ki Hiruharama, hei mau ake mo te aaka o te kawenata a Ihowa i roto i te p a o Rawiri, ara i Hiona.

Na ka huihui nga tangata katoa o Iharaira ki a Kingi Horomona i marama Etanimi, i te hakari, ara i te whitu o nga marama.

Na ka tae mai nga kaumatua katoa o Iharaira, a ka mau nga tohunga ki te aaka,

A kawea ana te aaka a Ihowa, me te tapenakara o te whakaminenga, me nga oko tapu katoa i roto i te tapenakara, kawea ana e nga tohunga ratou ko nga Riwaiti ki runga.

Na kei te tapae a Kingi Horomona, ratou ko te huihui katoa o Iharaira, i huihui nei ki a ia ki te ritenga o te aaka, i nga hipi, i nga kau, kahore nei e taea te korero, te tatau ranei, i te tini.

Na kawea ana e nga tohunga te aaka o te kawenata a Ihowa ki tona wahi, ki te ahurewa o te whare, ki te wahi tino tapu, ki raro i nga parirau o nga kerupima.

I roha hoki nga parirau e rua o nga kerupima ki runga ki te wahi i te aaka, a taupokina iho a runga o te aaka me ona amo e nga kerupima.

I te roroa rawa o nga amo, kitea mai ai nga pito o nga amo i te wahi tapu i te ritenga atu o te ahurewa; otiia kihai i kitea ki waho; kei reira na ano aua mea a tae noa mai ki tenei ra.

Kahore he mea i roto i te aaka, ko nga papa kohatu e rua anake i whaowhina nei ki reira e Mohi i Horepa i ta Ihowa whakaritenga kawenata ki nga tama a Iharaira, i to ratou putanga mai i te whenua o Ihipa.

10 A, no te putanga mai o nga tohunga i roto i te wahi tapu, na kua ki te whare o Ihowa i te kapua,

11 A kihai i ahei i nga tohunga te tu ki te mahi, na te kapua hoki: i ki tonu ra hoki te whare o Ihowa i te kororia o Ihowa.

12 Katahi ka korero a Horomona, I mea a Ihowa, ka noho ia ki te pouri nui.

13 Kua oti nei i ahau te hanga he whare hei nohoanga mou, he kainga pumau mou mo ake tonu atu.

14 Na ka tahuri te aroaro o te kingi, a manaakitia ana e ia te huihui katoa o Iharaira; a tu ana te huihui katoa o Iharaira.

15 Na ka mea ia, Kia whakapaingia a Ihowa, te Atua o Iharaira, na tona mangai nei te kupu ki toku papa, ki a Rawiri, a kua rite nei i tona ringa; i mea ia,

16 Mai o te ra i whakaputaina mai ai e ahau taku iwi a Iharaira i Ihipa, kihai i whiriwhiria e ahau he pa i roto i nga iwi katoa o Iharaira e hanga ai he whare hei waihotanga mo toku ingoa; engari i whiriwhiria e ahau a Rawiri hei rangatira mo taku iwi, mo Iharaira.

17 Na i whai ngakau toku papa, a Rawiri ki te hanga whare mo te ingoa o Ihowa, o te Atua o Iharaira.

18 Otira i mea a Ihowa ki a Rawiri, ki toku papa, I te mea i roto i tou ngakau kia hanga he whare mo toku ingoa, he pai tonu te whakaaro o tou ngakau:

19 Otiia e kore koe e hanga i taua whare; engari tau tama e puta mai i tou hope, mana e hanga te whare mo toku ingoa.

20 Na kua mana nei i a Ihowa tana kupu i korero ai ia, a kua ara tenei ahau i muri i a Rawiri, i toku papa, a e noho nei ahau i runga i te torona o Iharaira, e pera ana me ta Ihowa i korero ai, kua hanga hoki e ahau he whare mo te ingoa o Ihowa, o te Atua o Iharaira.

21 A meinga ana e ahau ki reira he wahi mo te aaka, mo te takotoranga o te kawenata a Ihowa i whakaritea e ia ki o tatou matua i tana whakaputanga mai i a ratou i te whenua o Ihipa.

22 Na ka tu a Horomona ki mua i te aata a Ihowa, i te aroaro o te huihui katoa o Iharaira, whewhera tonu ona ringa whaka te rangi:

23 A ka mea, E Ihowa, e te Atua o Iharaira, kahore he Atua hei rite mou i te rangi i runga, i te whenua ranei i raro, e pupuri nei i te kawenata, i te aroha ki au pononga, ina whakapaua o ratou ngakau ki te haere i tou aroaro:

24 Mau tonu hoki i a koe nga mea i korerotia e koe ki tau pononga, ki toku papa, ki a Rawiri, i korerotia nei e tou mangai ki a ia, a kua rite nei i tou ringa; koia ano tenei inaianei.

25 Na kia mau, e Ihowa, e te Atua o Iharaira, aianei tau i korero ai ki tau pononga, ki toku papa, ki a Rawiri, i a koe i ki ra, E kore e whakakorea he tangata mau i toku aroaro hei noho ki te torona o Iharaira; mehemea raia ka mahara au tama ki to ratou ara, kia haere i toku aroaro.

26 Na kia mana aianei, e te Atua o Iharaira, au kupu i korero ai koe ki tau pononga, ki toku papa, ki a Rawiri.

27 Engari he pono ranei, tera te Atua e noho ki te whenua? nana, kahore e nui hei nohoanga mou te rangi, me te rangi o nga rangi; ka iti rawa iho te whare kua hanga nei e ahau!

28 He ahakoa ra, kia anga mai koe ki te inoi a tau pononga, ki tana karanga, e Ihowa, e toku Atua, ka whakarongo ki te karanga, ki te inoi e inoi nei tau pononga ki tou aroaro i tenei ra.

29 Kia titiro mai ou kanohi ki tenei whare i te po, i te ao, ki te wahi i ki ai koe, Ko reira toku ingoa; whakarongo ki te inoi e inoi ai tau pononga ki te ritenga mai o tenei wahi.

30 Kia rongo hoki koe ki te karanga a tau pononga, a tau iwi hoki, a Iharaira, ina inoi ki te ritenga mai o tenei wahi; na kia rongo koe i te wahi e noho na koe i te rangi, a ka rongo, murua to ratou hara.

31 Ki te hara tetahi tangata ki tona hoa, a ka meinga he oati hei oati mana, a ka tae mai ia a ka oati ki mua i tou aata i tenei whare;

32 Tena ra, mau e whakarongo mai i te rangi, e mahi, e whakarite te whakawa a au pononga, mau e whakahe te tangata he, e mea iho tona ara ki runga ano ki tona mahunga; mau ano e whakatika ta te tika, e hoatu ki a ia nga mea e rite ana ki tona tika.

33 Ki te patua tau iwi, a Iharaira e te hoariri, mo ratou i hara ki a koe, a ka hoki ki a koe, ka whakaae ki tou ingoa, ka inoi, ka karanga ki a koe i roto i tenei whare:

34 Tena ra, mau e whakarongo i te rangi, e muru te hara o tau iwi, o Iharaira, e whakahoki mai ratou ki te whenua i homai e koe ki o ratou matua.

35 Ki te tutakina te rangi, a kahore he ua, mo ratou i hara ki a koe; a ka inoi ratou ki te ritenga o tenei wahi, ka whakaae ki tou ingoa, ka tahuri i to ratou hara, no ratou ka whakawhiua e koe:

36 Tena ra, mau e whakarongo i te rangi, e muru te hara o au pononga, o tau iwi, o Iharaira, ina whakaako koe i a ratou ki te ara pai e haere ai ratou; a homai e koe he ua ki tou whenua, i homai nei e koe hei kainga pumau mo tau iwi.

37 Ki te mea he matekai to te whenua, he mate uruta, ki te mea he ngingio, he koriri, he mawhitiwhiti ranei, he moka ranei; ki te whakapaea ranei ratou e o ratou hoariri ki te whenua o o ratou pa; ki te pa mai tetahi whiu, tetahi mate turoro ranei;

38 Ki te mea he inoi, he karanga ranei na tetahi tangata, na tau iwi katoa ranei, na Iharaira, ina mohio ratou ki te mate o tona ngakau, o tona ngakau, a ka wherahia ona ringa ki te ritenga mai o tenei whare:

39 Tena ra, mau e whakarongo mai i te rangi, i tou wahi e noho na koe, e muru te he, e mahi, e homai ki nga tangata nga mea e rite ana ki nga huarahi katoa o tenei, o tenei, e mohio ana hoki koe ki tona ngakau; ko koe anake nei hoki te mohio ana ki nga ngakau o nga tama katoa a te tangata;

40 Kia wehi ai ratou i a koe i nga ra katoa e ora ai ratou i runga i te mata o te whenua i homai nei e koe ki o matou matua.

41 Na, ko te tangata iwi ke, ehara nei i tau iwi, i a Iharaira, a ka tae mai i te whenua mamao, he whakaaro ki tou ingoa;

42 E rongo hoki ratou ki tou ingoa nui, ki tou ringa kaha, ki tou takakau kua oti te whakamaro; a ka haere, ka inoi ki te ritenga mai o tenei whare;

43 Mau e whakarongo mai i te rangi, i tou wahi e noho na koe, e mea nga mea katoa i karanga ai te tangata iwi ke ki a koe: kia mohio ai nga iwi katoa o te whenua ki tou ingoa, kia wehi ai i a koe, kia pera ai me tau iwi, me Iharaira; kia mohio ai h oki kua oti tou ingoa te karanga ki runga ki tenei whare ka oti nei i ahau te hanga.

44 Ki te haere tau iwi ki te whawhai ki tona hoariri, ki nga wahi e tonoa ai ratou e koe, a ka inoi ki a Ihowa ki te ritenga mai o te pa kua whiriwhiria nei e koe, o te whare kua hanga nei e ahau mo tou ingoa:

45 Tena ra, mau e whakarongo mai i te rangi ki ta ratou inoi, ki ta ratou karanga, e whakatika hoki ta ratou.

46 Ki te hara ratou ki a koe, kahore hoki he tangata i hapa i te hara, a ka riri koe ki a ratou, ka tuku i a ratou ki te hoa whawhai, a ka whakaraua atu e ratou hei whakarau ki te whenua o te hoa whawhai, ki te wahi tata, ki te wahi mamao ranei;

47 Na ki te hoki ake to ratou mahara i te whenua i whakaraua atu ai ratou, a ka ripeneta ratou, ka inoi ki a koe i te whenua o o ratou kaiherehere, ka mea, Kua hara matou, kua parori ke ta matou mahi, kua mahi matou i te kino;

48 A ka tahuri o ratou ngakau katoa, o ratou wairua katoa, ki a koe i te whenua o o ratou hoariri i whakaraua atu ai ratou, a ka inoi ratou ki a koe ki te ritenga mai o to ratou nei whenua i homai e koe ki o ratou matua, ki te pa i whiriwhiria nei e koe, ki tenei whare kua hanga nei e ahau mo tou ingoa:

49 Tena ra, mau e whakarongo mai i te rangi, i tou wahi e noho na koe, ki ta ratou inoi, ki ta ratou karanga, mau hoki e whakatika ta ratou,

50 Mau ano e muru te he o tau iwi i hara nei ki a koe, me a ratou mahi tutu katoa i tutu ai ki a koe; meinga ano kia arohaina ratou e o ratou kaiherehere, kia tohungia hoki e ratou:

51 Ko tau iwi hoki ratou, ko tou wahi tupu i whakaputaina mai nei e koe i Ihipa, i roto i te oumu rino;

52 Kia titiro mai ai ano ou kanohi ki te karanga a tau pononga, ki te karanga ano a tau iwi, a Iharaira, ka whakarongo ki a ratou i a ratou karangatanga katoa ki a koe.

53 Nau hoki ratou i wehe hei taonga tupu mou i roto i nga iwi katoa o te whenua, he kupu hoki nau, na tau pononga, na Mohi i whakapuaki, i tau whakaputanga mai i o matou matua i Ihipa, e te Ariki, e Ihowa.

54 A, i te mutunga o ta Horomona inoi i tenei inoi katoa, i tenei karanga ki a Ihowa, ka whakatika ake ia i mua i te aata a Ihowa i a ia i tuturi ra i runga i ona turi, me te tuwhera tonu ano ona ringa whaka te rangi.

55 A ka tu ia, ka manaaki i te huihui katoa o Iharaira, he nui te reo, a ka mea,

56 Kia whakapaingia a Ihowa nana nei i homai te okiokinga ki tana iwi, ki a Iharaira, rite tonu ki nga mea katoa i korerotia e ia: hore rawa tetahi kupu i taka o ana mea pai katoa i korerotia e ia, ara e tana pononga, e Mohi.

57 Hei hoa mo tatou a Ihowa, to tatou Atua, kia pera ano me ia i o tatau matua; kaua ia e whakarere i a tatou, kaua hoki e mawehe atu i a tatou:

58 Mana e whakaanga o tatou ngakau ki a ia, kia haere i ana ara katoa, kia pupuri i ana whakahau, i ana tikanga, i ana whakaritenga, i whakahaua e ia ki o tatou matua.

59 Na kia tata ki a Ihowa, ki to tatou Atua, i te ao, i te po, enei kupu aku i karanga nei ahau ki a Ihowa, kia whakatikaia ai e ia ta tana pononga, ta tana iwi hoki, ta Iharaira e tohe ai, i nga meatanga o tenei ra, o tenei ra:

60 Kia mohio ai nga iwi katoa o te whenua ki a Ihowa, ko ia te Atua; kahore ke atu.

61 Na kia tapatahi o koutou ngakau ki a Ihowa ki to tatou Atua, kia haere i runga i ana tikanga, kia puritia ana whakahau, kia rite ki to tenei ra.

62 Na patua iho e te kingi ratou tahi ko Iharaira katoa he patunga tapu ki te aroaro o Ihowa.

63 I patua hoki e Horomona he patunga mo te pai, he mea patu nana ma Ihowa, e rua tekau ma rua mano nga kau, kotahi rau e rua tekau mano nga hipi. Na kua taia te kawa o te whare o Ihowa e te kingi ratou ko nga tama katoa a Iharaira.

64 I whakatapua ano e te kingi i taua ra a waenganui o te marae i mua i te whare o Ihowa; i tukua hoki e ia ki reira nga tahunga tinana, me nga whakahere totokore, me te ngako o nga whakahere mo te pai: he iti hoki no te aata parahi i te aroaro o I howa hei meatanga mo nga tahunga tinana, mo nga whakahere totokore, mo nga ngako o nga whakahere mo te pai.

65 I mahia ano he hakari i taua wa e Horomona ratou ko Iharaira katoa ki te aroaro o Ihowa, o to tatou Atua, he huihuinga nui, no te haerenga atu ki Hamata tae noa ki te awa o Ihipa, e whitu nga ra, e whitu atu ano nga ra, kotahi tekau ma wha aua r a.

66 I te waru o nga ra ka tukua e ia te iwi kia haere, na ka manaaki ratou i te kingi a haere koa ana ki o ratou teneti, pai tonu hoki te ngakau i nga mea pai katoa i meinga e Ihowa ki a Rawiri, ki tana pononga, ratou ko tana iwi, ko Iharaira.

A, ka oti i a Horomona te whare o Ihowa, me te whare o te kingi, me nga mea katoa i hiahia ai a Horomona, i pai ai kia mahia;

Na ko te rua o nga putanga o Ihowa ki a Horomona, pera me tona putanga ki a ia ki Kipeono.

Na ka mea a Ihowa ki a ia, Kua rongo ahau i tau inoi, i tau karanga i karanga ai koe i toku aroaro; kua oti i ahau te whakatapu tenei whare kua hanga nei e koe, hei waihotanga iho mo toku ingoa a ake ake; ka tau ano oku kanohi, me toku ngakau, ki reira i nga ra katoa.

Na, ko koe, ki te rite tau haere i toku aroaro ki te haere a tou papa, a Rawiri, a ka tapatahi, ka tika te ngakau, ka mahi koe i nga mea katoa i whakahau ai ahau ki a koe, ka pupuri i aku tikanga, i aku whakaritenga;

Katahi ahau ka whakapumau i te torona o tou kingitanga ki a Iharaira a ake ake; ka pera me taku i korero ai ki tou papa, ki a Rawiri, i ahau i ki ra, E kore e whakakorea he tangata mau mo te torona o Iharaira.

Otiia ki te anga koutou ko a koutou tama, ki te tahuri ke, a kahore e whai i ahau, e pupuri i aku whakahau, i aku tikanga, i hoatu e ahau ki to koutou aroaro, a ka haere, ka mahi ki nga atua ke, ka koropiko ki a ratou,

Katahi ka hautopea atu e ahau a Iharaira i te mata o te whenua i hoatu e ahau ki a ratou; a koe tenei whare i whakatapua nei e ahau mo toku ingoa, ka akiritia atu e ahau i toku aroaro, a ka waiho a Iharaira hei whakatauki, hei taunutanga i roto i nga iwi katoa.

Na, ahakoa te tiketike o te whare nei, ka miharo ia nga tangata katoa e haere ana na konei, ka whakahi, ka mea, Na te aha tenei mahi a Ihowa ki tenei whenua, ki tenei whare?

Na ka whakahoki ratou, Mo ratou i whakarere i a Ihowa, i to ratou Atua, i whakaputa mai nei i o ratou matua i te whenua o Ihipa, a ka tango ki nga atua ke, ka koropiko ki a ratou, ka mahi ki a ratou: no reira i homai ai e Ihowa tenei kino katoa k i runga ki a ratou.

10 Na i te mutunga o nga tau e rua tekau, i te mea ka oti te hanga e Horomona nga whare e rua, te whare o Ihowa, me te whare o te kingi;

11 Na i homai e Hirama kingi o Taira he rakau hita ki a Horomona, he rakau kauri, he koura, ko ana katoa i pai ai; na hoatu ana e Kingi Horomona ki a Hirama e rua tekau nga pa i te whenua o Kariri.

12 A ka haere ake a Hirama i Taira kia kite i nga pa i hoatu nei e Horomona ki a ia, kihai i rite ki tana titiro.

13 Ka mea ia, He aha enei pa i homai nei e koe ki ahau, e toku tuakana? Na huaina iho e ia ko te whenua o Kapuru, koia tenei inaianei.

14 Na tukua atu ana e Hirama ki te kingi kotahi rau e rua tekau nga taranata koura.

15 Na ko te putake tenei o te whakataka i whakataka ai e Horomona; hei hanga i te whare o Ihowa, i tona ake whare, i Miro, i te taiepa o Hiruharama, i Hatoro, i Mekiro, i Ketere.

16 I haere mai hoki a Parao kingi o Ihipa, a horo ana a Ketere i a ia, tahuna ana e ia ki te ahi, patua iho hoki nga Kanaani e noho ana i te pa, a homai ana hei kaipakuha ki tana tamahine, ki te wahine a Horomona.

17 Na hanga ana e Horomona a Ketere me Petehorono ki raro,

18 Me Paarata, me Taramoro i te koraha, i taua whenua,

19 Me nga pa taonga katoa o Horomona, me nga pa mo nga hariata, me nga pa mo nga kaieke hoiho, me ta Horomona i hiahia ai kia hanga ki Hiruharama, ki Repanona, ki te whenua katoa hoki o tona kingitanga.

20 Ko nga morehu katoa o nga Amori, o nga Hiti, o nga Perihi, o nga Hiwi, o nga Iepuhi ehara nei i nga tama a Iharaira;

21 Ko a ratou tamariki i mahue i muri i a ratou i te whenua, kihai nei i taea e nga tama a Iharaira te huna rawa, na whakatakohatia ana ratou e Horomona, he mahi te takoha, a tae noa ki tenei ra.

22 Ko nga tama ia a Iharaira, kihai i meinga e Horomona hei kaimahi; ko ratou hoki hei tangata whawhai, hei tangata mana, hei rangatira mana, hei kaiwhakahauhau mana, hei rangatira ano mo ana hariata, mo ana kaieke hoiho.

23 Ko nga rangatira enei o nga kaitohutohu, o nga rangatira o te mahi o Horomona, e rima rau e rima tekau, he rangatira, mo nga kaimahi i te mahi.

24 Na, kua riro atu te tamahine a Parao i te pa o Rawiri ki runga, ki te whare i hanga e ia mona: katahi a Miro ka hanga e ia.

25 Na i te tau kotahi, e toru nga tapaenga a Horomona i nga tahunga tinana, i nga whakahere mo te pai ki runga ki te aata i hanga e ia ma Ihowa, i tahuna ano e ia te whakakakara ki tera i te aroaro o Ihowa. Heoi kua oti te whare i a ia.

26 Na he maha nga kaipuke i hanga e Kingi Horomona ki Ehiono Kepere, ki tera i Eroto i te taha o te Moana Whero, i te whenua o Eroma.

27 A tonoa ana e Hirama ana tangata ki runga ki nga kaipuke, he kaimahi kaipuke, he mohio ki te moana, hei hoa mo nga tangata a Horomona.

28 Na ka rere ratou ki Opira, a utaina ana he koura i reira, e wha rau e rua tekau taranata, a kawea ana ki a Kingi Horomona.

1 Kings 8-9 New International Version (NIV)

The Ark Brought to the Temple

Then King Solomon summoned into his presence at Jerusalem the elders of Israel, all the heads of the tribes and the chiefs of the Israelite families, to bring up the ark of the Lord’s covenant from Zion, the City of David. All the Israelites came together to King Solomon at the time of the festival in the month of Ethanim, the seventh month.

When all the elders of Israel had arrived, the priests took up the ark, and they brought up the ark of the Lord and the tent of meeting and all the sacred furnishings in it. The priests and Levites carried them up, and King Solomon and the entire assembly of Israel that had gathered about him were before the ark, sacrificing so many sheep and cattle that they could not be recorded or counted.

The priests then brought the ark of the Lord’s covenant to its place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, the Most Holy Place, and put it beneath the wings of the cherubim. The cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark and overshadowed the ark and its carrying poles. These poles were so long that their ends could be seen from the Holy Place in front of the inner sanctuary, but not from outside the Holy Place; and they are still there today. There was nothing in the ark except the two stone tablets that Moses had placed in it at Horeb, where the Lord made a covenant with the Israelites after they came out of Egypt.

10 When the priests withdrew from the Holy Place, the cloud filled the temple of the Lord. 11 And the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled his temple.

12 Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud; 13 I have indeed built a magnificent temple for you, a place for you to dwell forever.”

14 While the whole assembly of Israel was standing there, the king turned around and blessed them. 15 Then he said:

“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, who with his own hand has fulfilled what he promised with his own mouth to my father David. For he said, 16 ‘Since the day I brought my people Israel out of Egypt, I have not chosen a city in any tribe of Israel to have a temple built so that my Name might be there, but I have chosen David to rule my people Israel.’

17 “My father David had it in his heart to build a temple for the Name of the Lord, the God of Israel. 18 But the Lord said to my father David, ‘You did well to have it in your heart to build a temple for my Name. 19 Nevertheless, you are not the one to build the temple, but your son, your own flesh and blood—he is the one who will build the temple for my Name.’

20 “The Lord has kept the promise he made: I have succeeded David my father and now I sit on the throne of Israel, just as the Lord promised, and I have built the temple for the Name of the Lord, the God of Israel. 21 I have provided a place there for the ark, in which is the covenant of the Lord that he made with our ancestors when he brought them out of Egypt.”

Solomon’s Prayer of Dedication

22 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in front of the whole assembly of Israel, spread out his hands toward heaven 23 and said:

Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below—you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way. 24 You have kept your promise to your servant David my father; with your mouth you have promised and with your hand you have fulfilled it—as it is today.

25 “Now Lord, the God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father the promises you made to him when you said, ‘You shall never fail to have a successor to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your descendants are careful in all they do to walk before me faithfully as you have done.’ 26 And now, God of Israel, let your word that you promised your servant David my father come true.

27 “But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built! 28 Yet give attention to your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy, Lord my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day. 29 May your eyes be open toward this temple night and day, this place of which you said, ‘My Name shall be there,’ so that you will hear the prayer your servant prays toward this place. 30 Hear the supplication of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray toward this place. Hear from heaven, your dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive.

31 “When anyone wrongs their neighbor and is required to take an oath and they come and swear the oath before your altar in this temple, 32 then hear from heaven and act. Judge between your servants, condemning the guilty by bringing down on their heads what they have done, and vindicating the innocent by treating them in accordance with their innocence.

33 “When your people Israel have been defeated by an enemy because they have sinned against you, and when they turn back to you and give praise to your name, praying and making supplication to you in this temple, 34 then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your people Israel and bring them back to the land you gave to their ancestors.

35 “When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because your people have sinned against you, and when they pray toward this place and give praise to your name and turn from their sin because you have afflicted them, 36 then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your servants, your people Israel. Teach them the right way to live, and send rain on the land you gave your people for an inheritance.

37 “When famine or plague comes to the land, or blight or mildew, locusts or grasshoppers, or when an enemy besieges them in any of their cities, whatever disaster or disease may come, 38 and when a prayer or plea is made by anyone among your people Israel—being aware of the afflictions of their own hearts, and spreading out their hands toward this temple— 39 then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive and act; deal with everyone according to all they do, since you know their hearts (for you alone know every human heart), 40 so that they will fear you all the time they live in the land you gave our ancestors.

41 “As for the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of your name— 42 for they will hear of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm—when they come and pray toward this temple, 43 then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Do whatever the foreigner asks of you, so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your own people Israel, and may know that this house I have built bears your Name.

44 “When your people go to war against their enemies, wherever you send them, and when they pray to the Lord toward the city you have chosen and the temple I have built for your Name, 45 then hear from heaven their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause.

46 “When they sin against you—for there is no one who does not sin—and you become angry with them and give them over to their enemies, who take them captive to their own lands, far away or near; 47 and if they have a change of heart in the land where they are held captive, and repent and plead with you in the land of their captors and say, ‘We have sinned, we have done wrong, we have acted wickedly’; 48 and if they turn back to you with all their heart and soul in the land of their enemies who took them captive, and pray to you toward the land you gave their ancestors, toward the city you have chosen and the temple I have built for your Name; 49 then from heaven, your dwelling place, hear their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause. 50 And forgive your people, who have sinned against you; forgive all the offenses they have committed against you, and cause their captors to show them mercy; 51 for they are your people and your inheritance, whom you brought out of Egypt, out of that iron-smelting furnace.

52 “May your eyes be open to your servant’s plea and to the plea of your people Israel, and may you listen to them whenever they cry out to you. 53 For you singled them out from all the nations of the world to be your own inheritance, just as you declared through your servant Moses when you, Sovereign Lord, brought our ancestors out of Egypt.”

54 When Solomon had finished all these prayers and supplications to the Lord, he rose from before the altar of the Lord, where he had been kneeling with his hands spread out toward heaven. 55 He stood and blessed the whole assembly of Israel in a loud voice, saying:

56 “Praise be to the Lord, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses. 57 May the Lord our God be with us as he was with our ancestors; may he never leave us nor forsake us. 58 May he turn our hearts to him, to walk in obedience to him and keep the commands, decrees and laws he gave our ancestors. 59 And may these words of mine, which I have prayed before the Lord, be near to the Lord our God day and night, that he may uphold the cause of his servant and the cause of his people Israel according to each day’s need, 60 so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God and that there is no other. 61 And may your hearts be fully committed to the Lord our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time.”

The Dedication of the Temple

62 Then the king and all Israel with him offered sacrifices before the Lord. 63 Solomon offered a sacrifice of fellowship offerings to the Lord: twenty-two thousand cattle and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep and goats. So the king and all the Israelites dedicated the temple of the Lord.

64 On that same day the king consecrated the middle part of the courtyard in front of the temple of the Lord, and there he offered burnt offerings, grain offerings and the fat of the fellowship offerings, because the bronze altar that stood before the Lord was too small to hold the burnt offerings, the grain offerings and the fat of the fellowship offerings.

65 So Solomon observed the festival at that time, and all Israel with him—a vast assembly, people from Lebo Hamath to the Wadi of Egypt. They celebrated it before the Lord our God for seven days and seven days more, fourteen days in all. 66 On the following day he sent the people away. They blessed the king and then went home, joyful and glad in heart for all the good things the Lord had done for his servant David and his people Israel.

The Lord Appears to Solomon

When Solomon had finished building the temple of the Lord and the royal palace, and had achieved all he had desired to do, the Lord appeared to him a second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon. The Lord said to him:

“I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

“As for you, if you walk before me faithfully with integrity of heart and uprightness, as David your father did, and do all I command and observe my decrees and laws, I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father when I said, ‘You shall never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.’

“But if you[a] or your descendants turn away from me and do not observe the commands and decrees I have given you[b] and go off to serve other gods and worship them, then I will cut off Israel from the land I have given them and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. Israel will then become a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples. This temple will become a heap of rubble. All[c] who pass by will be appalled and will scoff and say, ‘Why has the Lord done such a thing to this land and to this temple?’ People will answer, ‘Because they have forsaken the Lord their God, who brought their ancestors out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them—that is why the Lord brought all this disaster on them.’”

Solomon’s Other Activities

10 At the end of twenty years, during which Solomon built these two buildings—the temple of the Lord and the royal palace— 11 King Solomon gave twenty towns in Galilee to Hiram king of Tyre, because Hiram had supplied him with all the cedar and juniper and gold he wanted. 12 But when Hiram went from Tyre to see the towns that Solomon had given him, he was not pleased with them. 13 “What kind of towns are these you have given me, my brother?” he asked. And he called them the Land of Kabul,[d] a name they have to this day. 14 Now Hiram had sent to the king 120 talents[e] of gold.

15 Here is the account of the forced labor King Solomon conscripted to build the Lord’s temple, his own palace, the terraces,[f] the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, Megiddo and Gezer. 16 (Pharaoh king of Egypt had attacked and captured Gezer. He had set it on fire. He killed its Canaanite inhabitants and then gave it as a wedding gift to his daughter, Solomon’s wife. 17 And Solomon rebuilt Gezer.) He built up Lower Beth Horon, 18 Baalath, and Tadmor[g] in the desert, within his land, 19 as well as all his store cities and the towns for his chariots and for his horses[h]—whatever he desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon and throughout all the territory he ruled.

20 There were still people left from the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites (these peoples were not Israelites). 21 Solomon conscripted the descendants of all these peoples remaining in the land—whom the Israelites could not exterminate[i]—to serve as slave labor, as it is to this day. 22 But Solomon did not make slaves of any of the Israelites; they were his fighting men, his government officials, his officers, his captains, and the commanders of his chariots and charioteers. 23 They were also the chief officials in charge of Solomon’s projects—550 officials supervising those who did the work.

24 After Pharaoh’s daughter had come up from the City of David to the palace Solomon had built for her, he constructed the terraces.

25 Three times a year Solomon sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings on the altar he had built for the Lord, burning incense before the Lord along with them, and so fulfilled the temple obligations.

26 King Solomon also built ships at Ezion Geber, which is near Elath in Edom, on the shore of the Red Sea.[j] 27 And Hiram sent his men—sailors who knew the sea—to serve in the fleet with Solomon’s men. 28 They sailed to Ophir and brought back 420 talents[k] of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Kings 9:6 The Hebrew is plural.
  2. 1 Kings 9:6 The Hebrew is plural.
  3. 1 Kings 9:8 See some Septuagint manuscripts, Old Latin, Syriac, Arabic and Targum; Hebrew And though this temple is now imposing, all
  4. 1 Kings 9:13 Kabul sounds like the Hebrew for good-for-nothing.
  5. 1 Kings 9:14 That is, about 4 1/2 tons or about 4 metric tons
  6. 1 Kings 9:15 Or the Millo; also in verse 24
  7. 1 Kings 9:18 The Hebrew may also be read Tamar.
  8. 1 Kings 9:19 Or charioteers
  9. 1 Kings 9:21 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
  10. 1 Kings 9:26 Or the Sea of Reeds
  11. 1 Kings 9:28 That is, about 16 tons or about 14 metric tons
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Luke 21:1-19 Maori Bible (MAORI)

21  Na ka titiro ake ia, ka kite i te hunga taonga, e maka ana i a ratou moni hoatu noa ki te takotoranga moni.

A ka kite ia i tetahi pouaru rawakore, e maka ana i nga moni nohinohi rawa e rua ki reira.

Na ka mea ia, He pono taku e mea nei ki a koutou, nui ke ta tenei pouaru rawakore i maka ai i a ratou katoa:

Ko ratou katoa hoki e maka ana ko tetahi wahi o a ratou mea hira noa atu ki roto ki nga moni tuku noa, ko ia o tona rawakoretanga e maka ana i tona oranga katoa.

A i etahi e korero ana ki te temepara, ka oti nei te whakapaipai ki nga kohatu papai, ki nga whakahere, ka mea ia,

Na, ko enei mea e kite nei koutou, tera e tae mai nga ra e kore ai e toe tetahi kohatu i runga i tetahi kohatu, engari ka whakahoroa.

Na ka ui ratou ki a ia, ka mea, E te Kaiwhakaako, ko a hea enei mea? he aha hoki te tohu ina tata enei mea te puta?

A ka mea ia, Kia mahara kei mamingatia koutou: he tokomaha hoki e haere mai i runga i toku ingoa, e mea, Ko ahau ia: kua tata te taima: na, kei whai i muri i a ratou.

Na ka rongo koutou ki nga taua ki nga whakaoho, kaua e mataku: kua takoto hoki te tikanga mo enei mea kia matua puta mai; taihoa ia te mutunga.

10 Katahi ia ka mea ki a ratou, Ka whakatika tetahi iwi ki tetahi iwi, tetahi rangatiratanga ki tetahi rangatiratanga;

11 Tera hoki e puta nga ru nunui, a i nga tini wahi ka pa te matekai me nga mate uruta; me nga mea whakamataku hoki, me nga tohu nunui o te rangi.

12 A ko mua ake i enei mea katoa pa ai o ratou ringa ki a koutou, tukino ai i a koutou, tuku ai i a koutou ki nga whare whakawa, ki nga whare herehere, me te arahi i a koutou ki nga kingi, ki nga kawana, mo toku ingoa.

13 A ka waiho ki a koutou hei tohu whakaatu.

14 Na whakatatutia iho ki o koutou ngakau, kia kaua e whakaaroa wawetia ta koutou kupu e whakahoki atu ai:

15 Maku hoki e hoatu ki a koutou he mangai, he matauranga, e kore e taea te whakakahore, te pehi, e o koutou hoa whawhai katoa.

16 A ka tukua atu koutou e nga matua, e nga teina, e nga whanaunga, e nga hoa; ka whakamatea ano etahi o koutou.

17 Ka kino ano nga tangata katoa ki a koutou, he whakaaro ki toku ingoa.

18 Otiia e kore e ngaro tetahi makawe o o koutou upoko.

19 Ma te manawanui e mau ai o koutou wairua.

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The Widow’s Offering

21 As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times

Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said, “As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down.”

“Teacher,” they asked, “when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?”

He replied: “Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them. When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.”

10 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

12 “But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. 13 And so you will bear testimony to me. 14 But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. 15 For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. 16 You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. 17 Everyone will hate you because of me. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish. 19 Stand firm, and you will win life.

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