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2 Chronicles 15-16 Maori Bible (MAORI)

15  Na ka eke te wairua o te Atua ki runga i a Ataria tama a Orere:

Na ka haere ia ki te whakatau i a Aha, ka mea ki a ia, Whakarongo ki ahau, e Aha, koutou ko Hura katoa, ko Pineamine; kei a koutou a Ihowa, i te mea i a ia koutou. Ki te rapua hoki ia e koutou, e kitea ia e koutou. Ki te whakarerea ia e koutou ka whakarerea koutou e ia.

Na ka maha enei ra i kore ai te Atua pono i a Iharaira, kahore he tohunga hei whakaako, kahore he ture.

I a ratou ia i te mate, ka tahuri ratou ki a Ihowa, ki te Atua o Iharaira, rapu ana i a ia, a kitea ana ia e ratou.

Kahore hoki he maunga rongo i aua wa, e haere atu ai tetahi, e haere mai ai ranei; he nui hoki nga whakararuraru o nga tangata katoa o nga whenua.

Kua pakaru rikiriki hoki ratou, tetahi iwi i tetahi, tetahi pa i tetahi: na te Atua hoki ratou i whakararu ki nga aitua katoa.

Ko koutou ia, kia kaha; kaua o koutou ringa e ngoikore, no te mea ka whai utu ta koutou mahi.

A, i te rongonga o Aha i enei kupu, i te poropititanga a Orere poropiti, ka maia ia, a whakakahoretia ana e ia nga whakapakoko whakarihariha puta noa i te whenua o Hura raua ko Pineamine, i nga pa ano hoki o te whenua pukepuke o Eparaima i riro i a ia. I whakahoutia ano hoki e ia te aata i mua i te whakamahau o Ihowa.

I huihuia ano e ia a Hura katoa raua ko Pineamine, me nga manene e noho ana i a ratou o roto o Eparaima, o Manahi, o Himiona: i papahoro hoki enei ki a ia, tona tini, i roto i a Iharaira, i to ratou kitenga kei a ia a Ihowa, tona Atua.

10 Heoi huihui ana ratou ki Hiruharama i te toru o nga marama o te tekau ma rima o nga tau o te kingitanga o Aha.

11 Patua iho e ratou i taua wa ano hei whakahere ma Ihowa etahi o nga mea i riro i a ratou i te parekura, e whitu rau kau, e whitu mano hipi hoki.

12 Na ka uru ratou ki te kawenata kia whakapaua o ratou ngakau, o ratou wairua ki te rapu i a Ihowa, i te Atua o o ratou matua;

13 A, ko te tangata e kore e rapu i a Ihowa, i te Atua o Iharaira, kia whakamatea, ahakoa iti, ahakoa rahi, ahakoa tana, ahakoa wahine.

14 Nui atu to ratou reo ki te oati ki a Ihowa; hamama ana, tangi ana nga tetere me nga koronete.

15 Na koa katoa a Hura ki taua oati; kua whakapaua hoki o ratou ngakau ki te oati; kua riro pu ano to ratou hiahia ki te rapu i a ia. I kitea ano ia e ratou, a ka meinga e Ihowa kia ta o ratou manawa i tetahi taha, i tetahi taha.

16 Na ko Maaka ano, ko te whaea o Kingi Aha, whakamutua ake e ia tona kuinitanga, mona i hanga i te whakapakoko whakarihariha hei Ahera; tapahia iho hoki e Aha tana whakapakoko, tukia ana kia ririki, tahuna ake ki te taha o te awa o Kitirono.

17 Otiia kihai i whakakorea nga wahi tiketike i roto i a Iharaira. He ahakoa ra, i tapatahi te ngakau o Aha i ona ra katoa.

18 I kawea hoki e ia ki te whare o te Atua nga mea i whakatapua e tona papa, me nga mea i whakatapua e ia ano, te hiriwa, te koura, me nga oko.

19 Na kore ake he whawhai, a tae noa ki te toru tekau ma rima o nga tau o te kingitanga o Aha.

16  I te toru tekau ma ono o nga tau o te kingitanga o Aha ka haere mai a Paaha kingi o Iharaira ki a Hura, a hanga ana a Rama e ia, kia kaua ai tetahi e tukua kia haere atu ranei, kia haere mai ranei ki a Aha kingi o Hura.

Katahi ka tangohia katoatia e Aha te hiriwa me te koura i roto i nga taonga o te whare o Ihowa, o te whare ano o te kingi, a hoatu ana kia kawea ki a Peneharara kingi o Hiria, i Ramahiku hoki ia e noho ana; i mea ia,

He kawenata ta taua, he pera me ta toku papa raua ko tou papa: nana, te hiriwa, te koura i hoatu na e ahau kia kawea atu ki a koe. Haere, whakataka tau kawenata ki a Paaha kingi o Iharaira, kia haere atu ai ia i toku taha.

Na rongo tonu a Peneharara ki a Kingi Aha, a tonoa ana e ia nga rangatira o ana ope ki nga pa o Iharaira; patua iho e ratou a Iiono, a Rana, a Aperemaima, me nga pa taonga katoa o Napatari.

A, no te rongonga o Paaha, ka mutu tana hanga i Rama, a kore ake tona mahinga.

Na ka tikina e Kingi Aha a Hura katoa; a taria atu ana e ratou nga kohatu o Rama, me nga rakau o reira i hanga nei e Paaha; a hangaia ana e ia ki aua mea a Kepa me Mihipa.

I taua wa ka haere a Hanani matakite ki a Aha kingi o Hura, a ka mea ki a ia, Kua okioki na koe ki te kingi o Hiria, a kihai hoki koe i okioki ki a Ihowa, ki tou Atua, mo reira ka mawhiti atu te ope o te kingi o Hiria i tou ringa.

Ko nga Etiopiana, ko nga Rupimi, he teka ianei he ope tino nui ratou, he maha noa atu hoki a ratou hariata, a ratou kaieke hoiho? heoi, i tou okiokinga ki a Ihowa, homai ana ratou e ia ki tou ringa.

E kopikopiko ana hoki nga kanohi o Ihowa i te whenua katoa, hei whakaatu i te kaha o tana awhina i te hunga e tapatahi ana o ratou ngakau ki a ia. He mahi kuware tenei nau; na ka whai pakanga koe i nga wa e takoto ake nei.

10 Katahi ka riri a Aha ki taua matakite, a hoatu ana e ia ki te whare herehere; he pukuriri hoki nona ki a ia mo tenei mea. I tukinotia ano e Aha etahi o te iwi i taua wa.

11 Na, ko nga meatanga a Aha, o te timatanga, o muri, kua oti te tuhituhi ki te pukapuka o nga kingi o Hura, o Iharaira.

12 Na i te toru tekau ma iwa o nga tau o tona kingitanga ka mate a Aha i ona waewae; a he tino nui tona mate; otiia i tona matenga kihai ia i rapu i ta Ihowa, engari i ta nga rata.

13 Na kua moe a Aha ki ona matua; i mate hoki i te wha tekau ma tahi o nga tau o tona kingitanga.

14 A tanumia iho ia ki nga urupa i keria e ia mona ki te pa o Rawiri, whakatakotoria iho ki tetahi takotoranga e ki tonu ana i nga mea kakara, i nga tini mea whakaranu, he mea hanga na te kaiwhakaranu; a nui atu te tahunga i tahuna mona.

2 Chronicles 15-16 New International Version (NIV)

Asa’s Reform

15 The Spirit of God came on Azariah son of Oded. He went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you. For a long time Israel was without the true God, without a priest to teach and without the law. But in their distress they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and sought him, and he was found by them. In those days it was not safe to travel about, for all the inhabitants of the lands were in great turmoil. One nation was being crushed by another and one city by another, because God was troubling them with every kind of distress. But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”

When Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Azariah son of[a] Oded the prophet, he took courage. He removed the detestable idols from the whole land of Judah and Benjamin and from the towns he had captured in the hills of Ephraim. He repaired the altar of the Lord that was in front of the portico of the Lord’s temple.

Then he assembled all Judah and Benjamin and the people from Ephraim, Manasseh and Simeon who had settled among them, for large numbers had come over to him from Israel when they saw that the Lord his God was with him.

10 They assembled at Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of Asa’s reign. 11 At that time they sacrificed to the Lord seven hundred head of cattle and seven thousand sheep and goats from the plunder they had brought back. 12 They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and soul. 13 All who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, were to be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman. 14 They took an oath to the Lord with loud acclamation, with shouting and with trumpets and horns. 15 All Judah rejoiced about the oath because they had sworn it wholeheartedly. They sought God eagerly, and he was found by them. So the Lord gave them rest on every side.

16 King Asa also deposed his grandmother Maakah from her position as queen mother, because she had made a repulsive image for the worship of Asherah. Asa cut it down, broke it up and burned it in the Kidron Valley. 17 Although he did not remove the high places from Israel, Asa’s heart was fully committed to the Lord all his life. 18 He brought into the temple of God the silver and gold and the articles that he and his father had dedicated.

19 There was no more war until the thirty-fifth year of Asa’s reign.

Asa’s Last Years

16 In the thirty-sixth year of Asa’s reign Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah and fortified Ramah to prevent anyone from leaving or entering the territory of Asa king of Judah.

Asa then took the silver and gold out of the treasuries of the Lord’s temple and of his own palace and sent it to Ben-Hadad king of Aram, who was ruling in Damascus. “Let there be a treaty between me and you,” he said, “as there was between my father and your father. See, I am sending you silver and gold. Now break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so he will withdraw from me.”

Ben-Hadad agreed with King Asa and sent the commanders of his forces against the towns of Israel. They conquered Ijon, Dan, Abel Maim[b] and all the store cities of Naphtali. When Baasha heard this, he stopped building Ramah and abandoned his work. Then King Asa brought all the men of Judah, and they carried away from Ramah the stones and timber Baasha had been using. With them he built up Geba and Mizpah.

At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him: “Because you relied on the king of Aram and not on the Lord your God, the army of the king of Aram has escaped from your hand. Were not the Cushites[c] and Libyans a mighty army with great numbers of chariots and horsemen[d]? Yet when you relied on the Lord, he delivered them into your hand. For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.

10 Asa was angry with the seer because of this; he was so enraged that he put him in prison. At the same time Asa brutally oppressed some of the people.

11 The events of Asa’s reign, from beginning to end, are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel. 12 In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the Lord, but only from the physicians. 13 Then in the forty-first year of his reign Asa died and rested with his ancestors. 14 They buried him in the tomb that he had cut out for himself in the City of David. They laid him on a bier covered with spices and various blended perfumes, and they made a huge fire in his honor.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Chronicles 15:8 Vulgate and Syriac (see also Septuagint and verse 1); Hebrew does not have Azariah son of.
  2. 2 Chronicles 16:4 Also known as Abel Beth Maakah
  3. 2 Chronicles 16:8 That is, people from the upper Nile region
  4. 2 Chronicles 16:8 Or charioteers
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John 12:27-50 Maori Bible (MAORI)

27 Kua pouri tenei toku wairua; a kia pehea atu ahau? E Pa, whakaorangia ahau i tenei wa: otira ko te mea tenei i haere mai ai ahau ki tenei wa.

28 E Pa, whakakororiatia tou ingoa. Na ka puta he reo i te rangi, Kua whakakororiatia e ahau, e whakakororiatia ano.

29 I te rongonga o nga tangata e tu ana i reira, ka mea, he whatitiri: ko etahi i mea, Kua korero tetahi anahera ki a ia.

30 Ka whakahoki a Ihu, ka mea, Ehara tenei reo i puta mai nei i te mea moku, engari mo koutou.

31 Ko aianei te whakawa mo tenei ao: ko aianei maka ai te rangatira o tenei ao ki waho.

32 A, ki te whakairihia ake ahau ki runga ake i te whenua, maku nga tangata katoa e kukume ki ahau.

33 I penei ai ia hei whakaatu i te mate e mate ai ia.

34 Ka whakahokia e te mano ki a ia, Kua rongo matou ki ta te ture, e ora tonu ana a te Karaiti: he aha tau e mea, Me whakairi te Tama a te tangata? Ko wai koia tenei Tama a te tangata?

35 Ano ra ko Ihu ki a ratou, he wahi iti nei te maunga o te marama i roto i a koutou. Haere ra i te mea e whai marama ana koutou, kei rokohina koutou e te pouri: ko ia hoki e haere ana i te pouri e kore e kite i te wahi e haere ai ia.

36 I te mea kei a koutou te marama, me whakapono ki te marama, kia meinga ai koutou he tamariki na te marama. I korerotia e Ihu enei mea, a haere ana, huna ana i a ia, kei kitea e ratou.

37 Heoi ahakoa i meatia e ia aua merekara maha ki to ratou aroaro, kihai ratou i whakapono ki a ia:

38 I rite ai te korero a Ihaia poropiti, tana i mea ai, E te Ariki, ko wai i whakapono ki ta matou korero? I whakakitea hoki ki a wai te ringa o te Ariki?

39 Koia hoki ratou te ahei ai te whakapono, kua mea nei hoki a Ihaia,

40 I whakamatapotia e ia o ratou kanohi, i whakapakeketia o ratou ngakau; kei kite o ratou kanohi, kei matau hoki o ratou ngakau, kei tahuri ratou, a ka whakaorangia e ahau.

41 I korerotia enei mea e Ihaia, i te wa i kite ai ia i tona kororia, i puaki ai hoki tana kupu mona.

42 He ahakoa ra he tokomaha ano nga rangatira i whakapono ki a ia; otira kihai i whakaae ki a ia, he whakaaro hoki ki nga parihi, kei peia ratou ki waho o te whare karakia:

43 Rawe ake hoki ki a ratou ta te tangata kororia i ta te Atua.

44 Na ka karanga a Ihu, ka mea, Ki te whakapono tetahi ki ahau, ehara ahau i tana i whakapono mai ai, engari ko toku kaitono mai.

45 Ko ia e kite ana i ahau, e kite ana hoki i toku kaitono mai.

46 Kua tae mai nei ahau hei whakamarama mo te ao, kei noho i te pouri tetahi e whakapono ana ki ahau.

47 Na, ki te rongo tetahi ki aku kupu, ki te kore hoki e puritia e ia, e kore ahau e whakahe i a ia: kihai hoki ahau i haere mai ki te whakahe i te ao, engari ki te whakaora i te ao.

48 Ko ia e whakakahore ana ki ahau, e kore hoki e tango ki aku kupu, tena ano te kaiwhakahe mona; ko te kupu i korerotia e ahau, ko tena hei whakahe mona a te ra whakamutunga.

49 No te mea ehara i ahau ake aku korero; engari na te Matua i tonoa mai ai ahau, nana i tuku mai te ture ki ahau, mo taku e korero ai, mo taku e ki ai.

50 A e matau ana ahau he ora tonu tana ture: na ko aku e korero nei rite tonu ki ta te Matua i mea mai ai ki ahau taku korero.

John 12:27-50 New International Version (NIV)

27 “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name!”

Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.

30 Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine. 31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up[a] from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.

34 The crowd spoke up, “We have heard from the Law that the Messiah will remain forever, so how can you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this ‘Son of Man’?”

35 Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. 36 Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.

Belief and Unbelief Among the Jews

37 Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him. 38 This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet:

“Lord, who has believed our message
    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”[b]

39 For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere:

40 “He has blinded their eyes
    and hardened their hearts,
so they can neither see with their eyes,
    nor understand with their hearts,
    nor turn—and I would heal them.”[c]

41 Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about him.

42 Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved human praise more than praise from God.

44 Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. 45 The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me. 46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.

47 “If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day. 49 For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. 50 I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”

Footnotes:

  1. John 12:32 The Greek for lifted up also means exalted.
  2. John 12:38 Isaiah 53:1
  3. John 12:40 Isaiah 6:10
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