(1 Sam. 1:28)
Rhunmwuda ọnii, te imẹ ghi ra yae fi ohan ne Nọyaẹnmwa. Eghẹ ne ọ rhirhi ya vbe agbọn, ọghe Nọyaẹnmwa rẹn khian gha khin.” Ẹre iran na ga e Nọyaẹnmwa vbe evba.
I, in turn, now lend him to Jehovah. For all his days, he is lent to Jehovah.” And he* bowed down there to Jehovah.
Evidently referring to Elkanah.
(1 Sam. 2:27-36)
Akhasẹ ọkpa keghi do ta uhunmwu ne Nọyaẹnmwa gie na ma Elai wẹẹ, “Eghẹ ne Erọn ne erha uwa odede na gha re ọviẹn vbe Igipt ẹre I na rhiegbe mwẹ ma rẹn .
A man of God came to Eʹli and said to him: “This is what Jehovah says: ‘Did I not plainly reveal myself to your father’s house while they were in Egypt as slaves to the house of Pharʹaoh?
28 I keghi hannọ ẹgbẹe ọghẹe zẹ, vbe uwu ẹwae ni rre Izrẹl hia ne iran gha re ohẹn mwẹ, ne iran gha ga vbe ogiukpo, ne iran gha giẹn eturari kevbe ne iran gha rhuan adaghọ ya nọ mwẹ ọta. I kevbe rhie asẹ ne iran, ne iran gha ghae vbe emwi ne a giẹn uan vbe aka.
28 And he was chosen out of all the tribes of Israel to serve as my priest and to go up on my altar to make sacrifices, to offer incense,* and to bear an ephʹod before me; and I gave to the house of your forefather all the offerings made by fire of the Israelites.*
29 Vbọzẹ ne aro uwa ghi na vbe wu ye emwi izọese kevbe emwi ihaoko mwẹ ne I nọ vbe obọ emwa mwẹ? Vbọzẹ ne uwẹ ne Elai na daa ne ivbuẹ sẹ emwi ihaoko mwẹ ne l nọ vbe obọ emwa mwẹ? Vbọzẹ ne uwẹ ne Elai na daa ne ivbuẹ sẹ imẹ vbe ne u na gie iran gha rri ehe ne ọ maan sẹ vbe emwi ne emwa ya zọese ghe mwẹ ya gha tii ye egbe?
29 Why do you men scorn* my sacrifice and my offering that I have commanded in my place of dwelling? Why do you keep honoring your sons more than me by fattening yourselves from the best portions of every offering of my people Israel?
30 Mẹ ne Nọyaẹnmwa ne Osanobua ọghe Izrẹl ẹre ọ yan rẹn vbe ẹghẹ nọ gberra wẹẹ ewae mẹ kevbe ẹgbẹe ruẹ, gha ga mwẹ zẹvbe ohẹn ẹdẹdẹmwẹdẹ sokpan, banbanna nian, I khare wẹẹ I i ghi mwẹ obọ vbọ sokpan, I gha daa ne iran ni daa me, sokpan, iran ni zan mwẹ, I gha fa iran an.
30 “‘That is why the word of Jehovah the God of Israel is: “I did indeed say that your house and the house of your forefather would always walk before me.” But now Jehovah declares: “It is unthinkable, on my part, because those honoring me I will honor, but those despising me will be treated with contempt.”
31 Yẹrẹro nian, ẹghẹ dee ne I gha na gbele avbe igbama ni rre ẹgbẹe ruẹ kevbe ẹwae ruẹ rua sẹrriọ wẹẹ, a i ghi ra miẹn ọmwa ọkpa ne ọ gha kẹ vbe egbẹe ruẹ ne ọ do khian ọmaẹn.
31 Look! Days are coming when I will cut off your strength* and that of your father’s house, so that no man in your house will live to old age.
32 Emwi gha ba so ruẹ, aro ruẹ ghi viẹn ye emwi ọ maan ne agbọn ne I gha viọ ne ivbi Izrẹl nekpa, sokpan, a i ghi dọlegbe miẹn ne ọ khian ọmaẹn vbe uniẹn ruẹ.
32 And you will look upon a rival in my dwelling amid all the good that is done to Israel, and never again will there be an old man in your house.
33 Sevba, I gha sẹ ọkpa vbe uwu ivbuẹ rae ye agbọn, irẹn ghi gha ga mwẹ zẹvbe ohẹn. Sokpan irẹn gha do rhuaro, ọ ghi hohua, ivbuẹ ni ghi dekẹe hia, uwu ọkpankpan iran ra wulo yi.
33 The man of yours whom I do not cut off from serving at my altar will cause your eyes to fail and will bring you grief,* but the greater number of your house will die by the sword of men.
34 Eghẹ ne ivbuẹ eva ighẹ Hofnai kevbe Finihaz gha na wulo ẹdẹ ọkpa, ọni gha rhie ma ruẹ wẹẹ, ẹmwẹ ne I ta nẹ, ẹi mwẹ ọ ma sẹ.
34 And what happens to your two sons, Hophʹni and Phinʹe·has, will be the sign for you: On one day both of them will die.
35 “I gha zẹ ohẹn ne ọ gu obọ mwẹ, ọ ghi vbe gha ru emwi hia ne I hoo ne ọ ru. I gha viọ emọ nẹẹn, iran ni gha ga vbe odaro avbe ọba ne I hannọ zẹ.
35 Then I will raise up for myself a faithful priest. He will act in harmony with what is my heart’s desire;* and I will build for him a lasting house, and he will walk before my anointed one always.
36 Iran ni ghi miẹn uhunmwu vbe avbe ivbuẹ, iran ghi ya gha nọ ohẹn igho kevbe evbare, iran ghi vbe rinmwian ne a gie iran gha ye avbe ohẹn obọ ne iran ma kue miẹn evbare unu gha re.”
Anyone who remains in your house will come and bow down to him for the payment of money and a loaf of bread, and will say: “Assign me, please, to one of the priestly offices to eat a piece of bread.”’”
Or possibly, “to make sacrificial smoke billow up.”
Lit., “sons of Israel.”
Lit., “kick at.”
Or “will cause your soul to pine away.”
Or “is in my heart and in my soul.”
(1 Sam. 3:1-18)
Ẹghẹ ne ọmọ nii ighẹ Samuẹl na gha ga e Nọyaẹnmwa vbe ototọ Elai. E Nọyaẹnmwa i mobọ gie uhunmwu rre, umian ne ọ rhie ne ọmwa gha miẹn, ma vbe gha kpọ.
Meanwhile, the boy Samuel was ministering to Jehovah before Eʹli, but word from Jehovah had become rare in those days; visions were not widespread.
2 Ọ ghi sẹ asọn ọkpa, Elai ne aro ẹre sa oze nẹ vbe ẹghẹ na kegha vbiẹ vbe ughugha ẹre:
2 One day Eʹli was lying down in his usual place, and his eyes had grown dim; he was not able to see.
3 E Samuẹl keghi vbe gha vbiẹ vbe uwu ogiukpo, ehe ne Ẹkpẹti Ile ọghe Osanobua ye. Ukpa ne ọ rre evba ke ye gha baa.
3 The lamp of God had not yet been extinguished, and Samuel was lying in the temple* of Jehovah, where the Ark of God was.
4 E Nọyaẹnmwa keghi tie Samuẹl, rẹn keghi khuẹnniẹn wẹẹ: “Ghe mwẹ evbavba!”
4 Jehovah then called Samuel. He answered: “Here I am.”
5 Ẹi re te u tie mwẹ, “Sokpan Elai wanniẹn wẹẹ, I ma tie ruẹ ovbi mwẹ, gha khian ya lovbiẹ.” Ẹre Samuẹl na ya dọlegbe lovbiẹ.
5 He ran to Eʹli and said: “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said: “I did not call. Lie down again.” So he went and lay down.
6 E Nọyaẹnmwa keghi vbe dọlegbe tie Samuẹl, ọmọ nii kevbe kpaegbe, ọ keghi bu Elai gha khian ya tama rẹn wẹẹ “Ẹi re te u tie mwẹ, ghe mwẹ.” Sokpan Elai wanniẹn wẹẹ, “I ma tie ruẹ, ovbi mwẹ gha khian ya lovbiẹ.”
6 Jehovah called once again: “Samuel!” At this Samuel got up and went to Eʹli and said: “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said: “I did not call, my son. Lie down again.”
7 (E Samuẹl ma he rẹn e Nọyaẹnmwa rhunmwuda e Nọyaẹnmwa ma he ka gu ẹre guan ẹdẹ.)
7 (Now Samuel had not yet come to know Jehovah, and the word of Jehovah had not yet been revealed to him.)
8 E Nọyaẹnmwa keghi dọlegbe tie Samuẹl ukpogieha, rẹn guakpao, ọ bu Elai, ọ tama tẹn wẹẹ, “Ẹi re te u tie mwẹ, ghe mwẹ.” Eghẹ nii ẹre Elai na do rẹn wẹ, e Nọyaẹnmwa ọ re ọ tie ọmọ na.
8 So Jehovah called again, a third time: “Samuel!” At that he got up and went to Eʹli and said: “Here I am, for you called me.” Eʹli then realized that it was Jehovah who was calling the boy.
9 Rẹn keghi rhunmwuda ọnii tama rẹn wẹẹ, “ya dọlegbe lovbiẹ, ọ gha ye dọlegbe tie ruẹ, u ghi kha wẹẹ, ‘Gha guan e Nọyaẹnmwa, ọguọmwadia ruẹ danmwehọ.’” Ere Samuẹl na werriegbe ya lovbiẹ.
9 So Eʹli said to Samuel: “Go, lie down, and if he calls you, you should say, ‘Speak, Jehovah, for your servant is listening.’” And Samuel went and lay down in his place.
10 E Nọyaẹnmwa kegha dee, ọ keghi mudia vbe evba, ọ keghi dọlegbe tie zẹ vbene ọ ka tie yi, “Samuẹl! Samuẹl!” E Samuẹl keghi wanniẹn wẹẹ, “Gha guan; ọguọmwadia ruẹ danmwẹ ehọ.”
10 Jehovah came and stood there, and he called as at the other times: “Samuel, Samuel!” At this Samuel said: “Speak, for your servant is listening.”
11 E Nọyaẹnmwa keghi tama rẹn wẹẹ, “ I khian ru emwa Izrẹl emwi ne ọ mu ohan sẹ vbe rriọ wẹ ọmwaikọmwa ne ọ rhirhi họn ẹn, ikponi ghi sa ku ọ re.
11 Jehovah said to Samuel: “Look! I am doing something in Israel that will make both ears of anyone who hears about it tingle.
12 Vbe ẹdẹ ne ẹdẹrriọ, I gha ru emwi ne I yan rẹn igliẹ I gha ru ẹgbẹe Elai re, ke omuhẹn ya sẹ ufomwẹ ọnrẹn.
12 On that day I will carry out toward Eʹli all that I said about his house, from start to finish.
13 l tama rẹn ne wẹẹ, I gha rri uniẹn ọnrẹn oya edẹdẹmwẹdẹ, rhunmwuda, ivbi ẹre fi unu gun mwẹ. Elai rẹnrẹn ighẹ iran ru emwi na, sokpan ọ ma kie iran ukpọ ọre.
13 You must tell him that I am bringing a lasting judgment on his house for the error that he has known about, for his sons are cursing God, but he has not rebuked them.
14 rhunmwuda ọni, I keghi tua unu muẹn tama ẹgbẹe Elai wẹẹ, izọese ra izọhẹ ọkpa nọ gha sẹtin khian emwi nọ ra ke orukhọ dan na ikian hin rre, ẹi rrọọ.”
14 That is why I have sworn to the house of Eʹli that the error of the house of Eʹli will never be atoned for by sacrifices or by offerings.”
15 E Samuẹl keghi lovbiẹ ye ukpo ẹre rhinrin ya sẹ owiẹ, ọ keghi kpaegbe ọ na ya kie urho Ọgua Osa. Ohan ma gie ẹe ta umian nii ma Elai.
15 Samuel lay down until the morning; then he opened the doors of Jehovah’s house. Samuel was afraid to tell Eʹli of the vision.
16 Elai keghi tie ẹre wẹẹ, “ Samuẹl ne ovbi mwẹ,” Irẹn keghi wanniẹn wẹẹ, “Ghe mwẹ enọwanrẹn.”
16 But Eʹli called for Samuel: “Samuel, my son!” At this he said: “Here I am.”
17 Elai keghi nọ rẹn wẹẹ, “De emwi ne Nọyaẹnmwa tama ruẹn? Ghe rhie emwi rhọkpa lẹre mẹ. Osanobua gha ya obọ ne ọtọn muẹn adeghẹ u ma ta emwi nọ tae ma mwẹ.”
17 He asked: “What message did he speak to you? Please, do not hide it from me. May God do so to you and add to it if you hide from me a single word of all that he said to you.”
18 Ẹre Samuẹl na talọ emwi hia ma rẹn, ọ ma vbe ke ya vbọ hiehie. Elai keghi wanniẹn wẹẹ, “Irẹn ọrọre Nọyaẹnmwa, emwi ke emwi nọ kei sẹ vbe aro ẹre ọ re ọ ra ru.”
So Samuel told him everything, and he did not hide anything from him. Eʹli said: “It is Jehovah. Let him do what is good in his eyes.”
That is, the tabernacle.
(1 Sam. 13:3)
E Jonatan keghi gbe ọkaokuo emwa Filistin nọ rre Geba, Ivbi e Filistin keghi họn ẹmwẹ na. Ẹre Sọl na gie emwa ne iran ya si orhu la ẹvbo hia wẹẹ ne Ivbi e Hibru mu egbe okuo.
Then Jonʹa·than struck down the garrison of the Phi·lisʹtines that was in Geʹba, and the Phi·lisʹtines heard about it. And Saul had the horn blown throughout all the land, saying: “Let the Hebrews hear!”
(1 Sam. 14:13)
E Jonatan keghi hin odukhunmwu, vbene ọ na ya obọ vbe owẹ kinọẹn, igbama nii keghi lelẹe. E Jonatan keghi dekun Ivbi e Filistin nii, ọ na viọ ehia fianmwẹ otọ, igbama nii keghi gbele iran ran.
And Jonʹa·than climbed up on his hands and feet, and his armor-bearer was behind him; and the Phi·lisʹtines began to fall before Jonʹa·than, and his armor-bearer was putting them to death behind him.
(1 Sam. 16:7)
Sokpan , e Nọyaẹnmwa tama rẹn wẹẹ, “Ghẹ ghe ẹre wẹẹ ọ taẹn ra wẹẹ ọ mose, mẹ he ẹre nẹ, rhunmwuda, ẹi re vbene ọmwa ne agbọn ghe emwi ọre imẹ ghe ẹre. Agbọn ghe ikpakpa, sokpan, ekhọe imẹ ghe.”
Sokpan, e Nọyaẹnmwa tama rẹn wẹẹ, “Ghẹ ghe ẹre wẹẹ ọ taẹn ra wẹ ọ mose, mẹ he ẹre nẹ, rhunmwuda, ẹi re vbene ọmwa ne agbọn ghe emwi ọre imẹ ghe ẹre. Agbọn ghe ikpakpa, sokpan, ekhọe imẹ ghee.”
But Jehovah said to Samuel: “Do not pay attention to his appearance and how tall he is, for I have rejected him. For the way man sees is not the way God sees, because mere man sees what appears to the eyes, but Jehovah sees into the heart.”
(1 Sam. 17:48-50)
E Golaiat keghi vbe dọlegbe gha khian bu e Devid dee, ẹre Devid na zẹgiẹgiẹ rhulẹ ghe ehe ne ivbiyokuo e Filistin tẹn yi khẹ igbinna nọ ya gu ẹre gbinna.
Then the Phi·lisʹtine rose and drew steadily closer to meet David, but David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Phi·lisʹtine.
49 E Devid keghi fi obọ ye ẹkpo ẹre, ọ na rhie ikpokuta ladian, ọ na ya umovọn fi ẹre gie Golaiat. Ọ na wa vba ẹre uharo, ọ na hae la ẹre uwu uhunmwu, e Golaiat keghi de mu aro rhu otọ.
49 David thrust his hand into his bag and took a stone from there and slung it. He struck the Phi·lisʹtine in the forehead, and the stone sank into his forehead and he fell facedown on the ground.
50 Erriọ ọ re obọ e Devid ya ke okhunmwu ne Golaiat vbene umozo i na rrọọ, ọ na ya umọvọn kevbe ikpokuta gbe ẹre rua.
50 So David prevailed over the Phi·lisʹtine with a sling and a stone; he struck down the Phi·lisʹtine and put him to death, though there was no sword in David’s hand.
(1 Sam. 18:1)
Ugbẹnvbe Sọl vbe Devid ghi gba guan nẹ, ẹmwẹ e Devid keghi wa la e Jonatan ekhọe sẹrriọ wẹẹ, ọ keghi hoẹmwẹ ọnrẹn zẹvbe nọ hoẹmwẹ egbe ẹre.
As soon as David had finished speaking to Saul, Jonʹa·than and David became bound together in close friendship,* and Jonʹa·than began to love him as himself.*
Or “Jonathan’s soul became bound with David’s soul.”
Or “as his own soul.”