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2 Chronicles 4-6 Maori Bible (MAORI)

I hanga ano e ia te aata parahi, e rua tekau whatianga te roa, e rua tekau whatianga te whanui, kotahi tekau hoki whatianga te tiketike.

I hanga ano te moana, he mea whakarewa, tekau nga whatianga o tetahi pareparenga ki tetahi pareparenga, he mea porotaka, e rima whatianga tona tiketike: e toru tekau whatianga o te aho i paea ai.

I raro ko etahi mea e rite ana ki te kau, a taka noa, kotahi tekau nga whatianga, i te taha o te moana, a taka noa. E rua rarangi o nga kau i whakarewaina i tona whakarewanga.

I runga i nga kau kotahi tekau ma rua taua moana e tu ana, e toru e anga ana ki te raki, e toru e anga ana ki te hauauru, e toru e anga ana ki te tonga, e toru e anga ana ki te rawhiti: i runga hoki ko te moana; i anga whakaroto a muri katoa o ra tou.

He whanuitanga ringa te matotoru; rite tonu te hanganga o tona niao ki to te niao o te kapu, ki te puawai rengarenga; e toru mano pati o roto o taua moana ina ki.

A i hanga e ia etahi oko koroi kotahi tekau, a whakaturia ana e rima ki matau, e rima ki maui, hei horoinga. Ko nga mea i whakaekea hei tahunga tinana i horoia ki reira; ko te moana ia hei horoinga mo nga tohunga.

Na i hanga e ia nga turanga rama koura kotahi tekau, ki te ahau i whakaritea mo era mea; whakaturia ana e ia ki te temepara; e rima ki matau, e rima ki maui.

I hanga ano e ia nga tepu kotahi tekau, whakaturia ana ki te temepara, e rima ki matau, e rima ki maui. I hanga ano nga peihana koura kotahi rau.

I hanga ano e ia te marae o nga tohunga, me te marae nui, me nga tatau mo te marae; i whakakikoruatia nga tatau o aua wahi ki te parahi.

10 Na, ko te moana, whakatakotoria ana ki matau o te pito ki te rawhiti, whaka te tonga.

11 I hanga ano e Hurama nga pata, nga koko pungarehu, nga peihana. Na kua oti i a Hurama te mahi i mahia e ia ma Kingi Horomona i te whare o te Atua;

12 Nga pou e rua, nga peihana, nga whakapaipai e rua i te pito ki runga o nga pou e rua, nga kupenga e rua hei kopaki mo nga peihana e rua o nga whakapaipai i te pito ki runga o nga pou;

13 Me nga pamekaranete e wha rau mo nga kupenga e rua; e rua rarangi pamekaranete mo tetahi kupenga hei kopaki mo nga peihana e rua o nga whakapaipai i nga pou.

14 I hanga ano e ia nga turanga; i hanga ano nga oko horoi i runga i nga turanga.

15 Kotahi te moana, tekau ma rua nga kau i raro i taua moana.

16 Ko nga pata, me nga koko pungarehu, me nga marau, me o ratou mea katoa, i hanga era e tona papa, e Hurama, ma Kingi Horomona mo te whare o Ihowa, kanapa tonu te parahi.

17 I whakarewaina aua mea e te kingi ki te mania o Horano, ki te wahi onematua i te takiwa o Hukota, o Tereata.

18 Heoi hanga ana e Horomona enei oko katoa, he tini noa iho; kihai hoki i kitea te taimaha o te parahi.

19 I hanga ano e Horomona nga oko katoa mo te whare o te Atua, me te aata koura, me nga tepu hei takotoranga mo te taro aroaro;

20 Me nga turanga rama, me o reira rama e tahuna nei ki mua i te ahurewa, ko te tikanga hoki tena; he mea parakore te koura;

21 Ko nga puawai, ko nga rama, ko nga kokopi, he mea koura, he koura pai rawa;

22 Me nga kuku, me nga peihana, me nga koko, me nga tahu kakara, he parakore te koura; me te tapokoranga ki te whare, me ona tatau o roto ki te wahi tino tapu, me nga tatau o te whare, ara o te temepara, he koura.

Na kua oti katoa te mahi i mahia e Horomona mo te whare o Ihowa. A ka kawea mai e Horomona nga mea i whakatapua e tona papa, e Rawiri: te hiriwa, te koura, nga oko katoa, hoatu ana e ia ki roto ki nga taonga o te whare o te Atua.

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

Na ka huihuia ki te kingi nga tangata katoa o Iharaira, ki te hakari, i te whitu o nga marama.

Na ka haere mai nga kaumatua katoa o Iharaira, a ka hapainga ake te aaka e nga Riwaiti.

Kawea ana e ratou te aaka, me te tapenakara o te whakaminenga, me nga oko tapu katoa i roto i te tapenakara; kawea ana e nga tohunga, e nga Riwaiti.

Katahi a Kingi Horomona me te huihui katoa o Iharaira i huihui mai nei ki a ia ki mua i te aaka, ka patu i te hipi, i te kau, e kore nei e taea te korero, te tatau ranei, i te tini.

Na nga tohunga hoki i mau 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 tonu hoki nga parirau o nga kerupima ki runga i te wahi i te aaka, a hipokina iho ana a runga o te aaka, me ona amo, e nga kerupima.

Na, i te roroa o nga amo, kitea ai nga pito o nga amo i te aaka, i te ritenga atu o te ahurewa; otiia kihai i kitea ki waho; na kei reira tonu a tae noa ki tenei ra.

10 Kahore he mea i roto i te aaka, ko nga papa 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 Ihipa.

11 A, i te putanga o nga tohunga i te wahi tapu; i whakatapua hoki nga tohunga katoa i kitea ki reira; kihai hoki nga tikanga mo nga wehenga i mau i taua ra;

12 Ko nga Riwaiti hoki, ko nga kaiwaiata, ko ratou katoa, ara ko Ahapa, ko Hemana, ko Ierutunu, me a ratou tama, me o ratou teina, he rinena ma o ratou kakahu; he himipora ano a ratou, he hatere, he hapa; tu ana ratou ki te taha ki te rawhiti o te aata, me nga tohunga kotahi rau e rua tekau e whakatangi ana i nga tetere:

13 Na reira, kia hui nga kaiwhakatangi tetere me nga kaiwaiata, kia kotahi tonu te reo i rangona, hei whakamoemiti; hei whakawhetai ki a Ihowa; kia whakarewa tahi ratou i o ratou reo me to nga tetere, me to nga himipora, me to nga mea rangi waiata, he whakamoemiti ki a Ihowa, me te mea, No te mea he pai ia: mau tonu hoki tana mahi tohu ake ake: hei reira kua ki te whare i te kapua, ara te whare o Ihowa,

14 Na kihai nga tohunga i ahei te tu ki te minita, i te kapua hoki; kua ki hoki te whare o te Atua i te kororia o Ihowa.

Na ka mea a Horomona, I mea a Ihowa, ka noho ia ki te pouri nui.

Otiia kua oti i ahau te hanga he whare hei nohoanga mou, he kainga pumau mou mo ake tonu atu.

Na ka tahuri te aroaro o te kingi a manaakitia ana e ia te huihui katoa o Iharaira, me te tu ano tera te huihui katoa o Iharaira.

I 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 hoki ia,

Mai o te ra i whakaputaina mai ai e ahau taku iwi i te whenua o Ihipa, kihai i whiriwhiria e ahau he pa i roto i nga iwi katoa o Iharaira e hanga ai he whare hei waihotanga iho mo toku ingoa ki reira; kihai hoki i whiriwhiria e ahau tetahi tangat a hei rangatira mo taku iwi, mo Iharaira:

Otiia kua whiriwhiria nei e ahau a Hiruharama hei waihotanga iho mo toku ingoa; kua whiriwhiria ano e ahau a Rawiri hei rangatira mo taku iwi, mo Iharaira.

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

Otiia 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 tau, ara te whakaaro a tou ngakau:

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

10 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 noho ana i runga i te torona o Iharaira, pera ana me ta Ihowa i korero ai, a hanga ana e ahau he whare mo te ingoa o Ihowa, o te Atua o Ih araira.

11 Na kua whakatakotoria e ahau ki reira te aaka, kei roto nei ta Ihowa kawenata, i whakaritea e ia ki nga tama a Iharaira.

12 Na ka tu ia ki mua i te aata a Ihowa, i te aroaro o te huihui katoa o Iharaira, a wherahia ana ona ringa:

13 Kua hanga hoki e Horomona he turanga parahi, e rima whatianga te roa, e rima whatianga te whanui, e toru whatianga te tiketike, a kua whakaturia e ia ki waenganui o te marae; tu ana ia ki runga ki taua turanga, na kua tuturi ona turi i te aroaro o te whakaminenga katoa o Iharaira, wherahia ana ona ringa whaka te rangi:

14 Na ka mea ia, E Ihowa, e te Atua o Iharaira, kahore he Atua hei rite mou i te rangi, i te whenua; e pupuri nei i te kawenata, i te aroha ki au pononga, ina whakapaua o ratou ngakau ki te haere i tou aroaro:

15 I mau tonu ra i a koe nga mea i korerotia e koe ki tau pononga, ki toku papa, ki a Rawiri; ae ra, i korerotia e tou mangai, a kua rite nei i tou ringa; koia ano tenei inaianei

16 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; ki te mahara raia au tama ki to rato u ara, ki te haere i runga i taku ture, ki te pera me koe i haere na i toku aroaro.

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

18 Otiia he pono ranei, tera ranei te Atua e noho ki nga tangata, ki te whenua? nana, kahore e nui hei nohoanga mou te rangi me te rangi o nga rangi; a he aha ra tenei whare kua oti nei i ahau te hanga?

19 He ahakoa ra, kia anga mai koe ki te inoi a tau pononga, ki tana karanga, e Ihowa, e toku Atua, whakarongo ki te karanga, ki te inoi e inoi nei tau pononga ki tou aroaro:

20 Kia titiro mai ou kanohi ki tenei whare i te po, i te ao, ki te wahi i ki ai koe, ko reira hei waihotanga iho mo tou ingoa; whakarongo hoki ki te inoi e inoi ai tau pononga ki te ritenga mai o tenei wahi.

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

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

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

24 A, 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 tou aroaro i roto i tenei whare:

25 Na mau e whakarongo i nga rangi, e muru te hara o tau iwi, o Iharaira, e whakahoki mai ano ratou ki te whenua i homai e koe ki a ratou ko o ratou matua.

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

27 Na mau e whakarongo i te rangi, e muru te hara o au pononga, o tau iwi hoki, o Iharaira, ina whakaakona ratou e koe ki te ara pai e haere ai ratou; mau hoki e tuku mai he ua ki tou whenua i homai nei e koe hei kainga pumau mo tau iwi.

28 Ki te mea te matekai to te whenua, he mate uruta, ki te mea he ngingio, he koriri, he mawhitiwhiti ranei, he whe ranei; ki te whakapaea whenua o o ratou pa; ki te pa mai he whiu, he mate turoro ranei:

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

30 Na mau e whakarongo i te rangi, i tou nohoanga, e muru te he, e hoatu 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 a te tangata:

31 Kia wehi ai ratou i a koe, kia haere ai i au ara i nga ra katoa e ora ai ratou i te whenua i homai nei e koe ki o matou matua.

32 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 nui, ki tou ringa kaha, ki tou takakau maro, a ka haere mai, ka inoi ki te ritenga mai o tenei whare;

33 Mau e whakarongo mai i nga 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 hoki ka oti tou ingoa te karanga ki runga ki tenei whare kua oti nei i ahau te hanga.

34 Ki te haere tau iwi ki te whawhai ki ona hoariri i te ara e tonoa ai ratou e koe, a ka inoi ki a koe ki te ritenga mai o tenei pa kua whiriwhiria nei e koe, o te whare ano kua hanga nei e ahau mo tou ingoa:

35 Na mau e whakarongo mai i nga rangi ki ta ratou inoi, ki ta ratou karanga, e whakatika ta ratou,

36 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 ratou hei whakarau ki tetahi whenua e mamao atu ana, e tata ana ranei;

37 Otira 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 i whakaraua atu ai, ka mea, Kua hara matou, kua parori ke ta matou mahi, kua mahi i te kino;

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

39 Na mau e whakarongo mai i nga rangi, i tou wahi e noho na koe, ki ta ratou inoi, ki ta ratou karanga, mau hoki e whakatika ta ratou; me muru hoki e koe te he o tau iwi i hara nei ki a koe.

40 Na, e toku Atua, kia titiro mai ra ou kanohi, kia rongo ou taringa ki te inoi e inoia ana i tenei wahi.

41 Na e ara, e Ihowa, e te Atua, ki tou okiokinga, a koe ano, me te aaka o tou kaha: kia whakakakahuria au tohunga, e Ihowa, e te Atua, ki te whakaoranga; a kia koa tau hunga tapu ki te pai.

42 E Ihowa, e te Atua, kaua e whakahokia te kanohi o tau i whakawahi ai; maharatia nga mahi atawhai i tau pononga, i a Rawiri.

2 Chronicles 4-6 New International Version (NIV)

The Temple’s Furnishings

He made a bronze altar twenty cubits long, twenty cubits wide and ten cubits high.[a] He made the Sea of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubits from rim to rim and five cubits[b] high. It took a line of thirty cubits[c] to measure around it. Below the rim, figures of bulls encircled it—ten to a cubit.[d] The bulls were cast in two rows in one piece with the Sea.

The Sea stood on twelve bulls, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south and three facing east. The Sea rested on top of them, and their hindquarters were toward the center. It was a handbreadth[e] in thickness, and its rim was like the rim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It held three thousand baths.[f]

He then made ten basins for washing and placed five on the south side and five on the north. In them the things to be used for the burnt offerings were rinsed, but the Sea was to be used by the priests for washing.

He made ten gold lampstands according to the specifications for them and placed them in the temple, five on the south side and five on the north.

He made ten tables and placed them in the temple, five on the south side and five on the north. He also made a hundred gold sprinkling bowls.

He made the courtyard of the priests, and the large court and the doors for the court, and overlaid the doors with bronze. 10 He placed the Sea on the south side, at the southeast corner.

11 And Huram also made the pots and shovels and sprinkling bowls.

So Huram finished the work he had undertaken for King Solomon in the temple of God:

12 the two pillars;

the two bowl-shaped capitals on top of the pillars;

the two sets of network decorating the two bowl-shaped capitals on top of the pillars;

13 the four hundred pomegranates for the two sets of network (two rows of pomegranates for each network, decorating the bowl-shaped capitals on top of the pillars);

14 the stands with their basins;

15 the Sea and the twelve bulls under it;

16 the pots, shovels, meat forks and all related articles.

All the objects that Huram-Abi made for King Solomon for the temple of the Lord were of polished bronze. 17 The king had them cast in clay molds in the plain of the Jordan between Sukkoth and Zarethan.[g] 18 All these things that Solomon made amounted to so much that the weight of the bronze could not be calculated.

19 Solomon also made all the furnishings that were in God’s temple:

the golden altar;

the tables on which was the bread of the Presence;

20 the lampstands of pure gold with their lamps, to burn in front of the inner sanctuary as prescribed;

21 the gold floral work and lamps and tongs (they were solid gold);

22 the pure gold wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls, dishes and censers; and the gold doors of the temple: the inner doors to the Most Holy Place and the doors of the main hall.

When all the work Solomon had done for the temple of the Lord was finished, he brought in the things his father David had dedicated—the silver and gold and all the furnishings—and he placed them in the treasuries of God’s temple.

The Ark Brought to the Temple

Then Solomon summoned to 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. And all the Israelites came together to the king at the time of the festival in the seventh month.

When all the elders of Israel had arrived, the Levites took up the ark, and they brought up the ark and the tent of meeting and all the sacred furnishings in it. The Levitical priests 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 covered the ark and its carrying poles. These poles were so long that their ends, extending from the ark, could be seen from in front of the inner sanctuary, but not from outside the Holy Place; and they are still there today. 10 There was nothing in the ark except the two tablets that Moses had placed in it at Horeb, where the Lord made a covenant with the Israelites after they came out of Egypt.

11 The priests then withdrew from the Holy Place. All the priests who were there had consecrated themselves, regardless of their divisions. 12 All the Levites who were musicians—Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun and their sons and relatives—stood on the east side of the altar, dressed in fine linen and playing cymbals, harps and lyres. They were accompanied by 120 priests sounding trumpets. 13 The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang:

“He is good;
    his love endures forever.”

Then the temple of the Lord was filled with the cloud, 14 and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God.

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

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

“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, who with his hands has fulfilled what he promised with his mouth to my father David. For he said, ‘Since the day I brought my people 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, nor have I chosen anyone to be ruler over my people Israel. But now I have chosen Jerusalem for my Name to be there, and I have chosen David to rule my people Israel.’

“My father David had it in his heart to build a temple for the Name of the Lord, the God of Israel. But the Lord said to my father David, ‘You did well to have it in your heart to build a temple for my Name. 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.’

10 “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. 11 There I have placed the ark, in which is the covenant of the Lord that he made with the people of Israel.”

Solomon’s Prayer of Dedication

12 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in front of the whole assembly of Israel and spread out his hands. 13 Now he had made a bronze platform, five cubits long, five cubits wide and three cubits high,[h] and had placed it in the center of the outer court. He stood on the platform and then knelt down before the whole assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven. 14 He said:

Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven or on earth—you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way. 15 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.

16 “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 according to my law, as you have done.’ 17 And now, Lord, the God of Israel, let your word that you promised your servant David come true.

18 “But will God really dwell on earth with humans? The heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built! 19 Yet, Lord my God, give attention to your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence. 20 May your eyes be open toward this temple day and night, this place of which you said you would put your Name there. May you hear the prayer your servant prays toward this place. 21 Hear the supplications 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.

22 “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, 23 then hear from heaven and act. Judge between your servants, condemning the guilty and bringing down on their heads what they have done, and vindicating the innocent by treating them in accordance with their innocence.

24 “When your people Israel have been defeated by an enemy because they have sinned against you and when they turn back and give praise to your name, praying and making supplication before you in this temple, 25 then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of your people Israel and bring them back to the land you gave to them and their ancestors.

26 “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, 27 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.

28 “When famine or plague comes to the land, or blight or mildew, locusts or grasshoppers, or when enemies besiege them in any of their cities, whatever disaster or disease may come, 29 and when a prayer or plea is made by anyone among your people Israel—being aware of their afflictions and pains, and spreading out their hands toward this temple— 30 then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive, and deal with everyone according to all they do, since you know their hearts (for you alone know the human heart), 31 so that they will fear you and walk in obedience to you all the time they live in the land you gave our ancestors.

32 “As for the foreigner who does not belong to your people Israel but has come from a distant land because of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm—when they come and pray toward this temple, 33 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.

34 “When your people go to war against their enemies, wherever you send them, and when they pray to you toward this city you have chosen and the temple I have built for your Name, 35 then hear from heaven their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause.

36 “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 the enemy, who takes them captive to a land far away or near; 37 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 captivity and say, ‘We have sinned, we have done wrong and acted wickedly’; 38 and if they turn back to you with all their heart and soul in the land of their captivity where they were taken, and pray toward the land you gave their ancestors, toward the city you have chosen and toward the temple I have built for your Name; 39 then from heaven, your dwelling place, hear their prayer and their pleas, and uphold their cause. And forgive your people, who have sinned against you.

40 “Now, my God, may your eyes be open and your ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.

41 “Now arise, Lord God, and come to your resting place,
    you and the ark of your might.
May your priests, Lord God, be clothed with salvation,
    may your faithful people rejoice in your goodness.
42 Lord God, do not reject your anointed one.
    Remember the great love promised to David your servant.”

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Chronicles 4:1 That is, about 30 feet long and wide and 15 feet high or about 9 meters long and wide and 4.5 meters high
  2. 2 Chronicles 4:2 That is, about 7 1/2 feet or about 2.3 meters
  3. 2 Chronicles 4:2 That is, about 45 feet or about 14 meters
  4. 2 Chronicles 4:3 That is, about 18 inches or about 45 centimeters
  5. 2 Chronicles 4:5 That is, about 3 inches or about 7.5 centimeters
  6. 2 Chronicles 4:5 That is, about 18,000 gallons or about 66,000 liters
  7. 2 Chronicles 4:17 Hebrew Zeredatha, a variant of Zarethan
  8. 2 Chronicles 6:13 That is, about 7 1/2 feet long and wide and 4 1/2 feet high or about 2.3 meters long and wide and 1.4 meters high
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John 10:24-42 Maori Bible (MAORI)

24 Na ka karapotia ia e nga Hurai, ka mea ratou ki a ia, Kia pehea te roa o tau waiho i o matou ngakau kia hikirangi ana? Ki te mea ko te Karaiti koe, korerotia matanuitia mai ki a matou.

25 Ka whakahoki a Ihu ki a ratou, Kua korerotia e ahau ki a koutou, a kahore koutou e whakapono: ko nga mahi e mahi nei ahau i runga i te ingoa o toku Matua, ko enei hei kaiwhakaatu moku.

26 Otira e kore koutou e whakapono, no te mea ehara koutou i te hipi naku.

27 E rongo ana aku hipi ki toku reo, e matau ana ahau ki a ratou, e aru ana hoki ratou i ahau:

28 E hoatu ana e ahau ki a ratou he ora tonu; e kore ratou e ngaro ake ake, e kore ano hoki tetahi e kapo atu i a ratou i roto i toku ringa.

29 Ko toku Matua, nana nei ratou i homai ki ahau, nui ake i te katoa; e kore ano ratou e taea e tetahi te kapo atu i roto i te ringa o toku Matua.

30 Ko ahau, ko te Matua, kotahi maua.

31 Katahi ka mau ano nga Hurai ki te kohatu hei aki ki a ia.

32 Ka whakahokia e Ihu ki a ratou, He maha nga mahi pai kua whakakitea nei e ahau ki a koutou, he mea na toku Matua; mo tehea o aua mahi ka akina ai ahau e koutou?

33 Ka whakahoki nga Hurai ki a ia, ka mea, Ehara te mahi pai i te mea e akina ai koe; engari mo te kohukohu; mo te mea hoki ko koe, tangata nei ano, e whakaatua ana i a koe.

34 Ka whakahokia e Ihu ki a ratou, Kahore ranei i tuhituhia i roto i to koutou ture, I mea ahau, he atua koutou?

35 Ki te huaina e ia he atua te hunga i tae mai nei te kupu a te Atua ki a ratou, a e kore hoki e taea te whakakahore te karaipiture,

36 E mea ana oti koutou ki ta te Matua i whakatapu ai, i tono mai ai hoki ki te ao, E kohukohu ana koe; noku i mea, Ko te Tama ahau a te Atua?

37 Ki te kore ahau e mahi i nga mahi a toku Matua, aua ahau e whakaponohia.

38 Tena ki te mahi ahau, ahakoa kahore koutou e whakapono ki ahau, whakaponohia nga mahi: kia matau ai koutou, kia whakapono ai, ko te Matua kei roto i ahau, me ahau hoki kei roto i a ia.

39 Na ka whai ano ratou kia hopukia ia: heoi puta ana ia i o ratou ringa;

40 Na ka haere ano ia ki tawahi o Horano, ki te wahi i matua iriiri ai a Hoani; a noho ana i reira.

41 He tokomaha hoki i haere ki a ia; i mea ratou, Kihai a Hoani i mahi i tetahi merekara; he pono ia nga mea katoa i korerotia e Hoani mo tenei.

42 A he tokomaha o reira i whakapono ki a ia.

John 10:24-42 New International Version (NIV)

24 The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”

25 Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me, 26 but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. 27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all[a]; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”

31 Again his Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone him, 32 but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?”

33 “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.”

34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are “gods”’[b]? 35 If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be set aside 36 what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’? 37 Do not believe me unless I do the works of my Father. 38 But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.” 39 Again they tried to seize him, but he escaped their grasp.

40 Then Jesus went back across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing in the early days. There he stayed, 41 and many people came to him. They said, “Though John never performed a sign, all that John said about this man was true.” 42 And in that place many believed in Jesus.

Footnotes:

  1. John 10:29 Many early manuscripts What my Father has given me is greater than all
  2. John 10:34 Psalm 82:6
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