He is reading the opening paragraph of His Majesty's preface to His autobiography:
"A house built on granite and strong foundations, not even the onslaught of pouring rain, gushing torrents, and strong winds will be able to pull down. Some people have written the story of my life, representing as truth what in fact derives from ignorance, error, or envy; but they cannot shake the truth from its place, even if they attempt to make others believe it."
and since we are talking about EthipoianWorld's videos, let me just add I 2 sense, make up the I own mind, the speaker on the video, in my opinion, is very condescending and has the attitude that he is correct and unless we think like he does then we're wrong. Remember that His Majesty translated the Ible into Amharic, out of Ge'ez a strictly liturgical language, so that any One in Ethiopia could read it and interpret it for themselves, and the priest would no longer hold the Word over the peoples' head. Now the ethioworld orator is coming with a basic knowledge of Amharic and holding that over the listeners' head. Just be careful, that's all I'm really trying to say.