Nehemiah 9 Maori Bible (MAORI)
9 I te rua tekau ma wha o nga ra o tenei marama ka huihui nga tama a Iharaira, nohopuku ana, he taratara ano nga kakahu, he oneone kei runga i a ratou.
2 Na ka wehea nga uri o Iharaira i roto i nga tangata ke katoa: tu ana ratou, whakina ana e ratou o ratou hara, me nga kino o o ratou matua.
3 Tu ana ratou i to ratou wahi; a i tetahi o nga wehenga e wha o te ra ka korerotia te pukapuka o te ture a Ihowa, a to ratou Atua; a i tetahi o nga wehenga e wha o te ra ka whaki, ka koropiko ki a Ihowa, ki to ratou Atua.
4 Na ka tu ki runga ki te pikinga o nga Riwaiti, a Hehua, a Pani, a Karamiere, a Hepania, a Puni, a Herepia, a Pani, a Kenani; nui atu to ratou reo ki te karanga ki a Ihowa, ki to ratou Atua.
5 Katahi ka mea nga Riwaiti, a Hehua, a Karamiere, a Pani, a Hahapania, a Herepia, a Horiia, a Hepania, a Petahia, Whakatika, whakapai ki a Ihowa, ki to koutou Atua a ake ake: kia whakapaingia ano tou ingoa kororia e whakanuia nei ki runga ake i ng a whakapai, i nga whakamoemiti katoa.
6 Ko koe, ina, ko koe anake a Ihowa; nau i hanga te rangi, te rangi o nga rangi, me o reira tini mea, te whenua, me nga mea katoa i runga, nga moana, me nga mea katoa i roto, ko koe hoki te kaiwhakaora o aua mea katoa; e koropiko ana hoki te ope o te rangi ki a koe.
7 Ko Ihowa koe, ko te Atua; nau i whiriwhiri a Aperama, a kawea mai ana e koe i Uru o nga Karari, huaina iho e koe tona ingoa ko Aperahama;
8 I kitea hoki e koe he ngakau pono tona ki tou aroaro, na whakaritea ana e koe he kawenata ki a ia, he mea kia homai te whenua o nga Kanaani, o nga Hiti, o nga Amori, o nga Perihi, o nga Iepuhi, o nga Kirikahi, kia homai ki ona uri, Na kua mana ne i i a koe au kupu; he tika hoki koe.
9 I kitea ano e koe te tukinotanga o o matou matua i Ihipa, i rongo ano ki ta ratou karanga i te Moana Whero:
10 Na homai ana e koe he tohu, he merekara, ki a Parao, ki ana tangata katoa, ki te iwi katoa o tona whenua: i mohio hoki koe ki ta ratou whakakake ki a ratou. Na kua whai ingoa koe; koia ano tenei inaianei.
11 I wahia ano e koe te moana ki to ratou aroaro, a whiti ana ratou i te wahi maroke, i waenganui o te moana. Tena ko nga kaiaru i a ratou, maka ana e koe ki nga rire, ano he kohatu ki roto ki nga wai kaha.
12 A arahina ana ratou e koe ki te pou kapua i te awatea; ki te pou ahi i te po, hei whakamarama i to ratou ara e haere ai ratou.
13 I heke iho ano koe ki Maunga Hinai, a korero ana ki a ratou i runga i te rangi; homai ana e koe ki a ratou he whakaritenga tika, he ture pono, he tikanga pai, he whakahau.
14 Ko tou hapati tapu nau i whakaatu ki a ratou; me nga whakahau, me nga tikanga, me te ture, nau i whakahau ki a ratou, ara na tau pononga, na Mohi.
15 I homai ano e koe he taro i te rangi mo to ratou matekai; i whakaputaina he wai i te kohatu mo to ratou matewai; i ki ano ki a ratou kia haere ki te tango i te whenua i oati ai koe ka hoatu ki a ratou.
16 Otiia ka whakakake ratou ko o matou matua, ka whakapakeke i o ratou kaki, kihai hoki i rongo ki au whakahau,
17 Kihai i whakaae kia rongo, kihai i mahara ki au merekara i mahia e koe i roto i a ratou; otiia kua pakeke o ratou kaki, whakakeke ana ratou, whakaritea ana e ratou he rangatira, kia hoki ai ratou ki ta ratou mahi pononga. Ko koe ia he Atua muru hara, he tohu tangata, he atawhai, he puhoi ki te riri, he nui te aroha, a kihai i whakarere i a ratou.
18 Ae ra, i ta ratou hanganga ano i te kuao kau, i te mea whakarewa, i ta ratou kianga, Ko tou Atua tenei i kawea mai ai koe i Ihipa, a nui atu a ratou whakapataritaringa;
19 Otiia, i te maha o au mahi aroha, kihai koe i whakarere i a ratou i te koraha; kihai ratou i mahue i te pou kapua i te awatea, hei arahi i a ratou i te ara, i te pou ahi i te po, hei whakamarama i a ratou, i te ara ano e haere ai ratou.
20 I homai ano e koe tou wairua pai hei whakaako i a ratou, kihai hoki tau mana i kaiponuhia ki o ratou mangai: i homai ano e koe he wai ki a ratou mo to ratou matewai.
21 Ae ra, e wha tekau nga tau i atawhaitia ai ratou e koe i te koraha, a kihai i hapa ki tetahi mea; kihai o ratou kakahu i tawhitotia, kihai ano o ratou waewae i pupuhi.
22 I homai ano e koe nga kingitanga me nga iwi ki a ratou, a wehewehea ana ratou ki nga wahi mo ratou: heoi kua riro i a ratou te whenua o Hehepona, me te whenua o Oka kingi o Pahana.
23 I whakanuia ano e koe a ratou tamariki kia rite ki nga whetu o te rangi, a kawea mai ana ratou ki te whenua i ki ai koe ki o ratou matua ka haere ratou ki reira tango ai.
24 Heoi haere ana nga tamariki, riro ana te whenua i a ratou, a pehia ana e koe ki to ratou aroaro nga tangata whenua, nga Kanaani, homai ana e koe ki o ratou ringa, ratou, o ratou kingi, me nga iwi o te whenua, kia meatia ki a ratou ta ratou i pai ai.
25 Na kua riro i a ratou nga pa kaha, me te oneone momona, kua whiwhi ano ki nga whare e ki tonu ana i nga mea papai katoa, ki nga poka wai kua oti te keri, ki nga mara waina, oriwa, ki nga rakau hei kai, tona tini; a kai ana ratou, ka makona, kua whai kiko, a koa ana ratou ki te nui o au mea pai.
26 Otiia ka tutu ratou, a ka whakakeke ki a koe, maka ana e ratou tau ture ki muri ki o ratou tuara, patua iho e ratou au poropiti i whakaatu tikanga nei ki a ratou, kia tahuri ai ratou ki a koe; nui atu a ratou whakapataritaringa.
27 Na reira i hoatu ai ratou e koe ki te ringa o o ratou hoariri, a whakatoia iho ratou e ratou; heoi i nga wa i mate ai ratou, ka karanga ratou ki a koe, ka whakarongo koe i te rangi, a, i te maha o au mahi aroha, homai ana e koe he kaiwhakaora ki a ratou, i ora ai ratou i te ringa o o ratou hoariri.
28 Otiia ka whai tanga manawa, nei ratou, kei te mahi ano ratou i te kino ki tou aroaro: na whakarerea atu ana ratou e koe ki te ringa o o ratou hoariri, a ko era hei rangatira mo ratou. Na, ka hoki ratou, a ka karanga ki a koe, ka whakarongo koe i te rangi; he maha nga wa i whakaorangia ai ratou e koe, rite tonu ki au mahi aroha;
29 I whakaatu tikanga ano koe ki a ratou, kia hoki ai ki tau ture; otiia whakakake ana ratou, kihai hoki i rongo ki au whakahau, na ka hara ki au whakaritenga, he mea hoki enei e ora ai te tangata, ki te mahia e ia; whakahokia ana e ratou te pokohi wi, whakapakeketia ana o ratou kaki, kihai hoki i rongo.
30 He maha ano nga tau i kukume roa ai koe ki a ratou, i whakaatu tikanga ai ki a ratou, he mea na tou wairua i roto i au poropiti: heoi kihai i tahuri o ratou taringa: na hoatu ana ratou e koe ki te ringa o nga iwi o nga whenua.
31 He nui ia no tou aroha, te whakapotoa rawatia ai ratou e koe, te whakarerea ai ratou; he Atua atawhai hoki koe, he Atua aroha.
32 Na, tena, e to matou Atua, e te Atua nui, e te Atua kaha, e wehingia ana, e pupuri nei i te kawenata, i tae mahi tohu, kei iti ki tau titiro te he katoa i pa mai nei ki a matou, ki o matou kingi, ki o matou rangatira, ki o matou tohunga, ki o ma tou poropiti, ki o matou matua, ki tau iwi katoa, o nga ra o nga kingi o Ahiria a tae noa mai ki tenei ra.
33 Otira tika tonu tau i nga mea katoa i takina mai nei ki a matou; he pono hoki tau mahi, ko ta matou ia he kino:
34 Ko o matou kingi, ko o matou rangatira, ko o matou tohunga, ko o matou matua, kihai i mahia e ratou tau ture, kihai hoki i tahuri ki au whakahau, ki au whakaatauranga i whakaaturia e koe ki a ratou.
35 Kihai ratou i mahi ki a koe i to ratou kingitanga, a i tau pai nui i homai e koe ki a ratou, me te whenua nui, whenua momona, i homai e koe ki to ratou aroaro, kihai ratou i tahuri i a ratou mahi kino.
36 Nana, he pononga matou i tenei ra; na, ko te whenua i homai nei e koe ki o matou matua, kia kainga ona hua, ona pai, nana, he pononga matou i reira.
37 Nui atu hoki ona hua ma nga kingi i meinga nei e koe hei kingi mo matou, no te mea i hara matou; kei ta ratou i pai ai te tikanga mo o matou tinana, mo a matou kararehe, a he nui atu te he i a matou nei.
38 Ahakoa tenei katoa, ka whakarite matou i te kawenata pono, tuhituhi rawa; ka hiritia iho e o matou rangatira, e o matou Riwaiti, e o matou tohunga.
Nehemiah 9 New International Version (NIV)
The Israelites Confess Their Sins
9 On the twenty-fourth day of the same month, the Israelites gathered together, fasting and wearing sackcloth and putting dust on their heads. 2 Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the sins of their ancestors. 3 They stood where they were and read from the Book of the Law of the Lord their God for a quarter of the day, and spent another quarter in confession and in worshiping the Lord their God. 4 Standing on the stairs of the Levites were Jeshua, Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani and Kenani. They cried out with loud voices to the Lord their God. 5 And the Levites—Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah and Pethahiah—said: “Stand up and praise the Lord your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting.[a]”
“Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. 6 You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
7 “You are the Lord God, who chose Abram and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans and named him Abraham. 8 You found his heart faithful to you, and you made a covenant with him to give to his descendants the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Jebusites and Girgashites. You have kept your promise because you are righteous.
9 “You saw the suffering of our ancestors in Egypt; you heard their cry at the Red Sea.[b] 10 You sent signs and wonders against Pharaoh, against all his officials and all the people of his land, for you knew how arrogantly the Egyptians treated them. You made a name for yourself, which remains to this day. 11 You divided the sea before them, so that they passed through it on dry ground, but you hurled their pursuers into the depths, like a stone into mighty waters. 12 By day you led them with a pillar of cloud, and by night with a pillar of fire to give them light on the way they were to take.
13 “You came down on Mount Sinai; you spoke to them from heaven. You gave them regulations and laws that are just and right, and decrees and commands that are good. 14 You made known to them your holy Sabbath and gave them commands, decrees and laws through your servant Moses. 15 In their hunger you gave them bread from heaven and in their thirst you brought them water from the rock; you told them to go in and take possession of the land you had sworn with uplifted hand to give them.
16 “But they, our ancestors, became arrogant and stiff-necked, and they did not obey your commands. 17 They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them, 18 even when they cast for themselves an image of a calf and said, ‘This is your god, who brought you up out of Egypt,’ or when they committed awful blasphemies.
19 “Because of your great compassion you did not abandon them in the wilderness. By day the pillar of cloud did not fail to guide them on their path, nor the pillar of fire by night to shine on the way they were to take. 20 You gave your good Spirit to instruct them. You did not withhold your manna from their mouths, and you gave them water for their thirst. 21 For forty years you sustained them in the wilderness; they lacked nothing, their clothes did not wear out nor did their feet become swollen.
22 “You gave them kingdoms and nations, allotting to them even the remotest frontiers. They took over the country of Sihon[c] king of Heshbon and the country of Og king of Bashan. 23 You made their children as numerous as the stars in the sky, and you brought them into the land that you told their parents to enter and possess. 24 Their children went in and took possession of the land. You subdued before them the Canaanites, who lived in the land; you gave the Canaanites into their hands, along with their kings and the peoples of the land, to deal with them as they pleased. 25 They captured fortified cities and fertile land; they took possession of houses filled with all kinds of good things, wells already dug, vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees in abundance. They ate to the full and were well-nourished; they reveled in your great goodness.
26 “But they were disobedient and rebelled against you; they turned their backs on your law. They killed your prophets, who had warned them in order to turn them back to you; they committed awful blasphemies. 27 So you delivered them into the hands of their enemies, who oppressed them. But when they were oppressed they cried out to you. From heaven you heard them, and in your great compassion you gave them deliverers, who rescued them from the hand of their enemies.
28 “But as soon as they were at rest, they again did what was evil in your sight. Then you abandoned them to the hand of their enemies so that they ruled over them. And when they cried out to you again, you heard from heaven, and in your compassion you delivered them time after time.
29 “You warned them in order to turn them back to your law, but they became arrogant and disobeyed your commands. They sinned against your ordinances, of which you said, ‘The person who obeys them will live by them.’ Stubbornly they turned their backs on you, became stiff-necked and refused to listen. 30 For many years you were patient with them. By your Spirit you warned them through your prophets. Yet they paid no attention, so you gave them into the hands of the neighboring peoples. 31 But in your great mercy you did not put an end to them or abandon them, for you are a gracious and merciful God.
32 “Now therefore, our God, the great God, mighty and awesome, who keeps his covenant of love, do not let all this hardship seem trifling in your eyes—the hardship that has come on us, on our kings and leaders, on our priests and prophets, on our ancestors and all your people, from the days of the kings of Assyria until today. 33 In all that has happened to us, you have remained righteous; you have acted faithfully, while we acted wickedly. 34 Our kings, our leaders, our priests and our ancestors did not follow your law; they did not pay attention to your commands or the statutes you warned them to keep. 35 Even while they were in their kingdom, enjoying your great goodness to them in the spacious and fertile land you gave them, they did not serve you or turn from their evil ways.
36 “But see, we are slaves today, slaves in the land you gave our ancestors so they could eat its fruit and the other good things it produces. 37 Because of our sins, its abundant harvest goes to the kings you have placed over us. They rule over our bodies and our cattle as they please. We are in great distress.
The Agreement of the People
38 “In view of all this, we are making a binding agreement, putting it in writing, and our leaders, our Levites and our priests are affixing their seals to it.”[d]