Xhosa Bible: 1 Timothy

1:1 UPawulos, umpostile kaYesu Kristu, ngokommiselo kaThixo uMsindisi wethu, neNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu, iThemba lethu,

1:2 ubhalela uTimoti, umntwana wakhe kanye ngokwaselukholweni; uthi, Makube lubabalo, inceba, uxolo, oluvela kuThixo uBawo, noKristu Yesu iNkosi yethu.

1:3 Njengoko ndakuyalayo ukuba uhlale e-Efese, ndakuba mna ndisiya kwelaseMakedoni, ndenjenjalo ukukuyala nangoku, ukuze ubathethele abanye, bangafundisi mfundiso yimbi;

1:4 kananjalo banganyamekeli zintsomi namilibo yakuzalwa engaphele ndawo, izinto ezo ezibanga iimbuzwano, zingahambisi lona ulwakho lukaThixo olungokholo.

1:5 Ke intsingiselo yoyalo iluthando oluphuma entliziyweni ehlambulukileyo, nasesazeleni esilungileyo, naselukholweni olungahanahanisiyo;

1:6 abathe abathile, beziphosile ezo nto, baphambukela ekuthetheni okungento yanto;

1:7 bethanda ukuba ngabafundisi bomthetho, phofu bengaziqiqi izinto abazithethayo, kwanezo bazingqinayo.

1:8 Siyazi ke ukuba umthetho mhle, ukuba umntu uthi awuphathe ngokomthetho;

1:9 ngokwazi oku, ukuba umthetho lo awuwiselwe lungisa, uwiselwe ke abachasene nomthetho, nabangenakululama, abangahloneli Thixo, nabangaboni, abangengcwele, nabahlambeli, ababethiyise nababethi-nina, izigwinta,

1:10 abenzi bombulo, amadoda alalanayo, amasela abantu, amaxoki, amafunga-buxoki, nokuba kukho nto yimbi ichasene nemfundiso ephilileyo;

1:11 ngokweendaba ezilungileyo zozuko lukaThixo osikelelekileyo, endaphathiswa zona mna.

1:12 Kananjalo ndinombulelo kowandomelezayo, uKristu Yesu iNkosi yethu, kuba wandibalela ekuthini ndithembekile, endimisela ebulungiselelini;

1:13 nakuba ngaphambili ndandingumnyelisi, nomtshutshisi, nomphathi kakubi; ndesuka ndenzelwa inceba, ngokuba ndakwenza oko ndingazi, ndisekungakholweni;

1:14 ke lwanda ngokuncamisileyo ubabalo lweNkosi yethu, lunokholo nothando olukuKristu Yesu.

1:15 Lithembekile ilizwi eli, lifanelwe kukwamkelwa konke, eli lokuba uKristu Yesu weza ehlabathini ukuba asindise aboni; endingomkhulu kubo mna;

1:16 noko ke ndesuka ndenzelwa inceba ngenxa yoku, ukuze uYesu Kristu akubonakalalisele kum, mna ungomkhulu, konke ukuzeka kade umsindo, ndibe ngumzekelo kwabo baza kukholwa kuye, base ebomini obungunaphakade.

1:17 Ke kaloku, kuye uKumkani wawo amaphakade, ongenakonakala, ongenakubonakala, kuThixo olumkileyo yedwa, makubekho imbeko nozuko, kuse emaphakadeni asemaphakadeni. Amen.

1:18 Olu yalo ndilubeka phambi kwakho, mntwana wam Timoti, ngokweziprofeto ezandulelayo ngawe, ukuze ulwe ngazo ukulwa okuhle,

1:19 unokholo nesazela esilungileyo, ethe inxenye, isigibile, yaphukelwa ngumkhombe mayelana nokholo;

1:20 inoHimenayo noAlesandire, endabanikelayo kuSathana, ukuze baqeqeshwe ukuba banganyelisi.

2:1 Ndiyavuselela ngoko kuqala kwiinto zonke, ukuba kwenziwe izikhungo, imithandazo, izibongozo, imibulelo, ngenxa yabantu bonke;

2:2 ngenxa yookumkani nabo bonke abasekongameni, ukuze sihlale ngokonwaba nangokuzola, sinokuhlonela uThixo, nokundileka konke.

2:3 Kuba oku kuhle, kwamkelekile emehlweni oMsindisi wethu uThixo;

2:4 onga yena bangasindiswa bonke abantu, bafikelele ekuyazini inyaniso.

2:5 Kuba mnye uThixo; mnye nomlamli phakathi koThixo nabantu, umntu uKristu Yesu,

2:6 lowo wazinikelayo ukuba abe yintlawulelo yokukhulula abantu bonke; ubungqina ke obo bokungqinwa ngamaxesha angawabo;

2:7 endithe ndamiselwa bona mna, ukuba ndibe ngumshumayeli nompostile (ndithetha inyaniso ndikuKristu, andixoki), umfundisi weentlanga elukholweni nasenyanisweni.

2:8 Ngoko ndinga angathandaza amadoda kuzo zonke iindawo, ephakamisa izandla ezingcwele, engenangqumbo, engenantandabuzo.

2:9 Kwangokunjalo mabathi nabafazi banxibe iingubo ezifanelekileyo, beneentloni, benesidima, ingabi kukuphotha iinwele, nokunxitywa kwegolide neeperile, nesambatho esixabiso likhulu;

2:10 mabathi (ngokufanele abafazi abathi bahlonela uThixo), bavathe imisebenzi elungileyo.

2:11 Umfazi, ezolile, makafunde ethobele konke.

2:12 Umfazi ke andimvumeli ukuba afundise, nokuba ayilawule indoda; makazole.

2:13 Kuba kwabunjwa uAdam kuqala, kwandula ke ukubunjwa uEva.

2:14 Kanjalo akulukuhlwanga Adam; kulukuhlwe umfazi, waba sekugqitheni.

2:15 Noko ke wosindiswa ngokuzala, ukuba bathe bema elukholweni, naseluthandweni, nasebungcwaliseni, benesidima.

3:1 Lithembekile ilizwi eli lithi, Ukuba ubani ungxamele ubuveleli, unqwenela umsebenzi omhle.

3:2 Umveleli ngoko umelwe kukuthi abe ngongenakukhalazelwa, eyindoda yamfazi mnye, eyingcathu, enesidima, ezibekile, ebuka iindwendwe, enokufundisa;

3:3 engageziswa yiwayini, engembethi, engemngxameli wanzuzo imbi. Makabe ngothantamisayo, engalwi, engemthandi wamali;

3:4 eyongamele kakuhle eyakhe indlu, abantwana bakhe bemthobele, benokundileka konke

3:5 (kuba ukuba umntu akakwazi ukuyongamela eyakhe indlu, angathini na ukuphatha ibandla likaThixo?);

3:6 angabi ngosandula ukungeniswa, ukuze angathiwa lwale likratshi, eyele ekugwetyweni koMtyholi.

3:7 Kanjalo ke umelwe kukuthi abe nobungqina obuhle obuvela kwabangaphandle, ukuze angeyeli engcikivweni nasesibatheni soMtyholi.

3:8 Kwangokunjalo abalungiseleli bamelwe kukuba nokundileka, bangabi ntlolela yombini, bangazinikeli kwiwayini eninzi, bangangxameli nzuzo imbi;

3:9 mababe nemfihlo yokholo esazeleni esihlambulukileyo.

3:10 Nabo aba ke mabacikidwe ukuqala; bandule ke ukulungiselela, bengabangenakumangaleleka.

3:11 Kwangokunjalo abafazi bamelwe kukuba nokundileka, bangabi ngabahlebi; mababe ziingcathu, bathembeke ezintweni zonke.

3:12 Abalungiseleli mababe ngamadoda abafazi ngabanye, besongamela kakuhle abantwana nezindlu ezizezabo.

3:13 Kuba abo balungiselele kakuhle, bazizuzela isimo esihle, nokungafihlisi okukhulu ekukholweni, okukuKristu Yesu.

3:14 Ezi zinto ndizibhala kuwe, ndithembe ukuba ndiya kuza kuwe kamsinya.

3:15 Ukuba ke ndithe ndalibala, ndikubhalela ukuze wazi, ukuba kumelwe kukuthiwani na ukuhanjwa endlwini kaThixo, yona ilibandla likaThixo ophilileyo, intsika nesiseko sayo inyaniso.

3:16 Kananjalo, ngokuvunyiweyo, inkulu imfihlelo yona leyo yokuhlonela uThixo: lowo wabonakalaliswa esenyameni, wagwetyelwa esemoyeni, wabonakala kwizithunywa zezulu, wavakaliswa phakathi kweentlanga, kwakholwa kuye ehlabathini, wenyuswa waba sebuqaqawulini.

4:1 Ke kaloku uMoya uthi ngokucacileyo inxenye iya kumka elukholweni, ngamaxesha asemva, inyamekele oomoya abalahlekisayo, neemfundiso zeedemon;

4:2 imka nohanahaniso lwabathetha ubuxoki, betshiswe isazela sabo ngentsimbi;

4:3 bengavumi ukuba kuzekwe, nokuba kudliwe izinto ezadalwa nguThixo, ukuze zamkelwe ngombulelo ngabo bakholwayo, bayaziyo inyaniso.

4:4 Ngokuba sonke isidalwa sikaThixo sihle; asiyonto yakulahlwa, ukuba samkelwe ngombulelo;

4:5 kuba singcwaliswa ngalo ilizwi likaThixo nangezibongozo.

4:6 Ukuba uthe ezi zinto wazibeka phambi kwabazalwana, woba ngumlungiseleli omhle kaYesu Kristu, wondliwe ngamazwi okholo, nawemfundiso entle oyilandelayo.

4:7 Ke zona iintsomi ezihlambelayo zamaxhegokazi zimangale. Ziqhelise ukuhlonela uThixo.

4:8 Kuba eyeyomzimba ingqeqesho inceda kancinane; ke kona ukuhlonela uThixo kunceda ngako konke, kunedinga lobomi bakalokunje, nobobo buza kubakho.

4:9 Lithembekile ilizwi elo, lifanelwe kukwamkelwa konke.

4:10 Kuba sibulalekela, singcikivelwe oko; ngokuba sithembele kuThixo ophilileyo, onguMsindisi wabantu bonke, ngokukodwa owabakholwayo.

4:11 Bathethele ezi zinto, ufundise zona.

4:12 Makungabikho namnye ubudelayo ubuncinane bakho; suka ube ngumzekelo wabakholwayo ngentetho, ngehambo, ngothando, ngokholo, ngobunyulu.

4:13 Nyamekela imfundo, uvuselelo, imfundiso, ndide ndifike.

4:14 Ungasihilizeli isipho esingokubabalwa, esikuwe; owasinikwayo ngesiprofeto, kunye nokubekwa izandla yintlanganiso yamadoda amakhulu.

4:15 Zinyamekele ezo zinto, hlala kwezo zinto, ukuze ukuhambela kwakho phambili kubonakale kwinto yonke.

4:16 Zilumkele wena nemfundiso yakho; hlala uhleli kwezo zinto; kuba ngokwenza oko, wozisindisa wena, ubasindise nabo bakuvayo.

5:1 Indoda enkulu musa ukuyithethisa kabukhali, yiyale njengoyihlo; amancinane, njengabazalwana;

5:2 abafazi abakhulu, njengoonyoko; abancinane, njengoodade, unobunyulu bonke.

5:3 Babeke abahlolokazi abangabahlolokazi ngenene.

5:4 Ke ukuba kukho mhlolokazi uthile unabantwana, nokuba ngabazukulwana, ukuqala mabafunde ukuhlonela elabo ikhaya, bababuyekezele umbuyekezo ooninakhulu; kuba oko kuhle, kwamkelekile emehlweni kaThixo.

5:5 Ke yena ongumhlolokazi ngenene, eshiywe yedwa, uthembela kuThixo; uhlala ehleli ekukhungeni nasemithandazweni ubusuku nemini.

5:6 Kodwa yena oxhamla iziyolo ufile, nakuba ngathi udla ubomi.

5:7 Bathethele ezi zinto, ukuze bangabi nakukhalazeleka.

5:8 Ukuba ke umntu akabakhathalele abakhe, ngokukodwa abendlu yakhe, ulukhanyele ukholo, unobubi ngaphezu kongakholwayo.

5:9 Makangabalelwa enanini labahlolokazi umhlolokazi ongaphantsi kweminyaka emashumi mathandathu; owayengumfazi wandoda-nye,

5:10 engqinelwe ngemisebenzi emihle, ukuba wondle abantwana, ukuba wamkele iindwendwe, ukuba uzihlambile iinyawo zabangcwele, ukuba ubasizile ababandezelweyo, ukuba usukelene nemisebenzi yonke elungileyo.

5:11 Ke bona abahlolokazi abatsha bamangale; kuba xa bathe badimala nguKristu, bothanda ukwenda;

5:12 benesigwebo sokuba balutshitshisile ukholo lokuqala.

5:13 Kunye noko ke bafunda ukungasebenzi nto, bethungelana nezindlu; banganeli kungasebenzi nto kodwa, basuka kananjalo babe ngamapholopholo, bazifake kwizinto zabanye, bathethe izinto ezingafanelekileyo.

5:14 Ngoko ndinga abahlolokazi abatsha bangenda, bazale, babe ngabanikazi-mizi, bangamniki ochasayo nalinye ithuba lokutshabhisa.

5:15 Kuba inxenye iseyiphambukele emva koSathana.

5:16 Ukuba kukho ikholwa, nokuba likholwakazi, elinabahlolokazi, malibasize, lize ibandla lingasindwa, ukuze lona lisize abangabahlolokazi ngenene.

5:17 Amadoda amakhulu, awongamela kakuhle, makabalelwe ekuthini afanelwe yimbeko ephindwe kabini, ngokukodwa lawo abulalekayo elizwini nasemfundisweni.

5:18 Kuba sitsho isibhalo ukuthi, Uze ungayibophi umlomo inkomo ibhula; nokuthi, Umsebenzi uwufanele umvuzo wakhe.

5:19 Ukumangalelwa kwendoda enkulu musa ukukwamkela, kungabangakho mangqina mabini nokuba mathathu.

5:20 Abo bonayo, bohlwaye emehlweni abantu bonke, ukuze nabanye aba babe nokoyika.

5:21 Ndiyakuqononondisa emehlweni kaThixo, neNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu, nezithunywa zezulu ezinyuliweyo, ukuba uzigcine ezi zinto ungaqali ugwebe, ungenzi nto ngokwayama bani.

5:22 Ungangxami ubeke izandla phezu kukabani, kanjalo ungadlelani nabanye ngezono zabo; zigcine nyulu.

5:23 Musa ukuba sasela manzi; sela intwana yewayini, ngenxa yesisu sakho, nobulwelwe bakho obufuthi.

5:24 Izono zabanye abantu zisekuhleni kanye, ziyandulela ukuya emgwebeni; abanye ke ziyabalandela nokubalandela.

5:25 Kwangokunjalo nemisebenzi emihle isekuhleni kanye, naleyo ingenjalo ayinako ukufihlakala.

6:1 Onke ke amakhoboka aphantsi kwedyokhwe, ndinga ke angababalela abaniniwo ekuthini, bafanelwe yimbeko yonke, ukuze igama likaThixo nemfundiso inganyeliswa.

6:2 Lawo ke ankosi zikholiweyo, makangazideli ngakuba zingabazalwana; makube kukhona azikhonzayo, ngokuba zingamakholwa, ziziintanda ezingamadlelana ngomsebenzi wokusiza. Bafundise ezi zinto, ubavuselele.

6:3 Ukuba umntu ufundisa mfundiso yimbi, angavumani namazwi aphilileyo angaweNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu, nemfundiso engokokuhlonela uThixo:

6:4 uthiwe lwale likratshi, engazi lutho kakuhle; ufa kukukhanuka iimbuzwano namaphike amazwi, ekuthi kwezo nto kuphume umona, iinkani, izinyeliso, izirhano ezingendawo,

6:5 iimpikiswano zochuku lwabantu abonakele iingqiqo, abahluthwe inyaniso, beba ukuhlonela uThixo kukusekeleza inzuzo.

6:6 Ke kona ukuhlonela uThixo, kundawonye nokwanela, kusekeleze inzuzo enkulu.

6:7 Kuba sibe singangenanga nanto ehlabathini; kuyabonakala kananjalo ukuba asinakuphuma nanto.

6:8 Sinento ke edliwayo neyambathwayo, masanele zezo zinto.

6:9 Ke abo banga bangaba zizityebi, beyela ekuhendweni, nasesibatheni, nasezinkanukweni ezininzi ezibubudenge ezenzakalisayo; zona zibatshonisayo abantu ekonakaleni, nasekutshabalaleni.

6:10 Kuba ukuthanda imali yingcambu yeento zonke ezimbi: abathe abathile, ngokuzolulela kuko, balahlekana nokholo, bazibhodloza ngobuhlungu obuninzi.

6:11 Ke wena, mntu kaThixo, zibaleke ezo zinto; phuthuma ke ubulungisa, ukuhlonela uThixo, ukholo, uthando, unyamezelo, ubulali.

6:12 Wuzame umzamo omhle wokholo; bubambe ubomi obungunaphakade, owabizelwa nokubizelwa kubo, waza waluvuma uvumo oluhle emehlweni amangqina amaninzi.

6:13 Ndiyakuthethela emehlweni kaThixo, ozidlisa ubomi zonke izinto, nasemehlweni kaKristu Yesu, owangqina wavuma uvumo oluhle phambi koPontiyo Pilato,

6:14 ukuba uwugcine umthetho lo, ungabi nabala, ungabi nakukhalazelwa, kude kufike ukubonakala kweNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu,

6:15 aya kukubonakalisa ngawakhe amaxesha; lowo usikelelekileyo, ukuphela konamandla, uKumkani kakumkani, uNkosi kankosi;

6:16 okuphela konokungafi, ehleli ekukhanyeni okungenakusondelwa; ekungekho namnye kubantu owakha wambona, nonako ukumbona; kuye makubekho imbeko namandla angunaphakade. Amen.

6:17 Abazizityebi kweli phakade langoku bathethele bangakratshi, bangathembeli butyebini bungagqalekiyo; mabathembele kuThixo ophilileyo, obeka phambi kwethu izinto zonke ngokobutyebi, ukuba zidliwe;

6:18 benze okulungileyo, babe zizityebi zemisebenzi emihle, babe nokwaba kakuhle, babe nobudlelane;

6:19 baziqwebele isiseko esihle, base exesheni eliza kuza, ukuze babubambe ubomi obungunaphakade.

6:20 Wa, Timoti, loo nto uyiphathisiweyo yigcine, uphambuke ezintethweni ezingezizo, ezihlambelayo, nakwiinkcaso zokwazi, okubizwa njalo kuxokwa;

6:21 abasuke abathile, bethe banako oku kwazi, baluphosa ukholo. Ubabalo malube nawe. Amen.




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