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1 Hili ʻae pekia ʻa Siosefa ʻoku tupu pe ʻae fānau ʻa ʻIsileli. 8 ʻOku fakafiuʻi ʻakinautolu ʻe he tuʻi foʻou, pea ʻāsili ʻenau tupu. 15 Ko e angalelei ʻae kau māʻuli, ʻi heʻenau fakamoʻui ʻae fānau tangata. 22 ʻOku fekau ʻe Felo ke lī ʻae fānau tangata ki ke vaitafe.

1PEA ko e ngaahi hingoa eni ʻoe fānau ʻa ʻIsileli, naʻe haʻu ki ʻIsipite; ʻae tangata kotoa pē mo ʻene kau nofoʻanga naʻe haʻu mo Sēkope. 2Ko Lupeni mo Simione, mo Livai, mo Siuta, 3Mo ʻIsaka, mo Sepuloni, mo Penisimani, 4Mo Tani, mo Nafitali, mo Kata, mo ʻAseli. 5Pea ko e fānau kotoa pē naʻe tupu ʻia Sēkope, ko e laumālie ʻe toko fitungofulu: he naʻe ʻi ʻIsipite ʻa Siosefa. 6Pea naʻe pekia ʻa Siosefa, mo hono kāinga kotoa pē, mo e toʻutangata kotoa pē ko ia.

7¶ Pea naʻe fanafanau ʻae fānau ʻa ʻIsileli, ʻo tupu pe ʻo tokolahi ʻaupito, ʻonau hoko ʻo mālohi ʻaupito: pea naʻe fonu ʻae fonua ʻiate kinautolu. 8Pea naʻe toki hoko ʻae tuʻi foʻou ke pule ki ʻIsipite, ʻaia naʻe ʻikai te ne ʻilo ʻa Siosefa. 9Pea pehē ʻe ia ki hono kakai, “Vakai, ko e kakai ʻae fānau ʻa ʻIsileli, ʻoku tokolahi hake, pea ʻoku mālohi ʻiate kitautolu: 10Ko eni, ke tau fai fakapotopoto kiate kinautolu; telia naʻa nau tupu ʻo tokolahi, pea ʻe hoko ʻo pehē, ʻoka hoko ha tau, tenau kau mo hotau fili, ʻo tauʻi ʻakitautolu, pea ʻe hiki ai ʻakinautolu mei he fonua.” 11Ko ia naʻa nau fakanofo ai ʻae kau enginaki ngāue ke fakamamahi ʻaki ʻakinautolu ʻa ʻenau ngaahi kavenga. Pea naʻa nau ngaohi ʻae kolo tukungakoloa ʻe ua moʻo Felo; ko Pitomi, mo Lamisisi. 12Ka neongo ʻae ʻāsili fakamamahi ʻakinautolu, naʻa nau tupu pe ʻo fuʻu tokolahi hake. Pea naʻe mamahi ʻakinautolu koeʻuhi ko e fānau ʻa ʻIsileli. 13Pea naʻe houtonga ʻae fānau ʻa ʻIsileli ʻe he kakai ʻIsipite. 14‌ʻO nau fakamamahiʻi ʻenau moʻui ʻi he ngāue pōpula ki he kelepulu, mo e makaʻumea, mo e ngāue kehekehe ʻi he ngoue: ko e ngāue kotoa pē ʻaia naʻa nau pule kenau fai, naʻe fakamamahi.

15¶ Pea naʻe fekau ʻe he tuʻi ʻo ʻIsipite ki he kau māʻuli ʻoe kakai Hepelū, ko e hingoa ʻoe tokotaha ko Sifila, mo e hingoa ʻoe tokotaha ko Piua: 16‌ʻO ne pehē, “ʻOka mo ka fai ʻae ngāue ʻae māʻuli ki he kau fefine Hepelū, ʻo mamata ki heʻenau fāʻele; kapau ko e tama tangata, te mo tāmateʻi ia: pea kapau ko e taʻahine, pea ʻe moʻui ia.” 17Ka naʻe manavahē ʻae ongo māʻuli ki he ʻOtua, pea naʻe ʻikai te na fai ʻo hangē ko e fekau ʻae tuʻi ʻo ʻIsipite kiate kinaua, ka naʻa na fakamoʻui ʻae fānau tangata. 18Pea fekau ʻe he tuʻi ʻo ʻIsipite ke haʻu ʻae ongo māʻuli, ʻo ne pehē kiate kinaua, “Ko e hā kuo mo fai ai ʻae meʻa ni, pea kuo mo fakamoʻui ʻae fānau tangata?” 19Pea talaange ʻe he ongo māʻuli kia Felo, “Koeʻuhi ʻoku ʻikai tatau ʻae kau fefine Hepelū mo e kau fefine ʻIsipite; he ʻoku nau mālohi, pea ʻoku nau fāʻeleʻi ʻi he teʻeki ai hoko atu ʻae kau māʻuli kiate kinautolu.” 20Ko ia naʻe fai lelei ʻe he ʻOtua ki he ongo māʻuli: pea naʻe tupu pe ʻae kakai, ʻo fakaʻaʻau ʻo mālohi lahi. 21Pea ko e meʻa ʻi he manavahē ʻae kau māʻuli ki he ʻOtua, ko ia naʻa ne fakatupu ai hona fale. 22Pea naʻe fekau ʻe Felo ki hono kakai kotoa pē, ʻo pehē, “Ko e fānau tangata kotoa pē ʻoku fāʻeleʻi te mou lī ia ki he vaitafe, pea ko e fānau fefine kotoa pē te mou fakamoʻui.”