Xhosa Bible: 2 Corinthians

1:1 UPawulos, umpostile kaYesu Kristu ngokuthanda kukaThixo, noTimoti umzalwana, ubhalela ibandla likaThixo eliseKorinte, kunye nabo bonke abangcwele abakwelaseAkaya liphela:

1:2 uthi, makube lubabalo kuni, noxolo oluvela kuThixo, uBawo wethu, neNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu.

1:3 Makabongwe uThixo, uYise weNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu, uSozimfefe, uThixo onako konke ukuthuthuzela,

1:4 osithuthuzelayo kuyo yonke imbandezelo yethu, ukuze sibe nako ukubathuthuzela abakwinto yonke eyimbandezelo, ngayo intuthuzelo esithuthuzelwa ngayo nathi nguye uThixo.

1:5 Ngokuba, njengokuba iintlungu zikaKristu ziphuphumela kuthi, ngokunjalo ithi nentuthuzelo yethu iphuphume ngoKristu.

1:6 Nokuba na ke siyabandezelwa, oko kwenzelwa ukuthuthuzela nokusindisa nina, ukusindisa ke okusebenzayo ngokunyamezela kwenu kwa-ezo ntlungu sizivayo nathi; nokuba na ke siyathuthuzelwa, oko kwenzelwa ukuthuthuzela nokusindisa nina.

1:7 Kanjalo ithemba lethu ngani liqinisekile; sisazi ukuba, njengokuba ningamadlelane nathi ngazo iintlungu, ngokunjalo niyakuba ngawo nangentuthuzelo.

1:8 Kuba asithandi ukuba ningayazi, bazalwana, imbandezelo yethu eyasihlelayo kwelaseAsiya: ukuba saxineka ngokuncamisileyo, ngaphezu kwamandla ethu, ngokokude sibuncame kanye nobomi.

1:9 Sasuka ngokwethu saba nesigwebo sokufa ngaphakathi kwethu, ukuze singabi ngabasazithembayo, sithembele kuThixo lo ubavusayo abafileyo;

1:10 owasihlangulayo ekufeni okungako, osihlangulayo nangoku; esithembele kuye ukuba usaya kusihlangula:

1:11 nakubon’ ukuba niyancedisa nani ngokusikhungela, ukuze isipho esingokubabalwa, esenzelwe sona thina ngabantu abaninzi, sibulelwe ngabaninzi ngenxa yethu.

1:12 Kuba oko kuqhayisa kwethu kukungqina kwesazela sethu, ukuba sithe ehlabathini apha, ngokukodwa ke kuni, sahlala singabangenakumbi, sinokungcwengeka okuvela kuThixo, singenabulumko bubobenyama, sinobabalo lukaThixo.

1:13 Kuba asinibhaleli zimbi izinto, ikwazezo nizilesayo, nizaziyo kakuhle. Ndiyathemba ke ukuba niya kuzazi kakuhle, kude kuse nasekupheleni,

1:14 njengokuba nasaziyo kakuhle ngokuyinxenye, ukuba siliqhayiya lenu, kwanjengokuba nani nilelethu ngemini yeNkosi uYesu.

1:15 Ndinaloo nkoloseko ke, ndanqwenela ukunga ndingeza kuni kuqala, ukuze nibabalwe okwesibini;

1:16 ndize ndicande kuni ukuya kwelaseMakedoni; ndibuye, ndivela kwelaseMakedoni, ndize kuni, ndiphelekelelwe nini ukuya kwelakwaYuda.

1:17 Xa ngoko ndandifuna oko, ndandifeketha na kanti? Okanye izinto endizicebayo, ndiziceba ngokwenyama yini na ukuze nje kubekho kum uewe, ewe; nohayi, hayi?

1:18 Ethembekile nje ke uThixo, ilizwi lethu kuni alibanga nguewe nohayi.

1:19 Kuba yena okaThixo uNyana, uYesu Kristu, owavakaliswayo phakathi kwenu sithi (ndim ke noSilvano noTimoti), akabanga nguewe nohayi; kuye nguewe kwakanye;

1:20 kuba ngangoko angako amadinga kaThixo, uewe ukuye, noamen ukuye, ukuze kuzukiswe uThixo ngathi.

1:21 Osiqiniselayo ke ndawonye nani kuKristu, osithambisayo ke, nguThixo;

1:22 ositywine wasiqinisa, wasinika isinyaniso soMoya, saba sezintliziyweni zethu.

1:23 Mna ke ndibiza uThixo, ukuba abe lingqina emphefumlweni wam, ukuba kungokunivela, endithe ndaba andikezi eKorinte.

1:24 Anditsho ngakulugagamela ukholo lwenu; nditsho ngokuba singabasebenza nani uvuyo lwenu; kuba nimi ngokholo.

2:1 Mna ke okwam, ndagqiba kweli lokuba ndingabuyi ndize kuni ndibuhlungu.

2:2 Kuba mna ukuba ndinenza buhlungu, kusekho bani na ke ondenza ndibe nemihlali, ongenguye lowo wenziwe wabuhlungu kwandim?

2:3 Ndanibhalela ke kwakona oku, ukuze ndakufika ndingabi buhlungu ngabo bendimelwe kukuvuya ngabo; ndikholosile ngani nonke, ukuba uvuyo lwam ikwalolwenu nonke.

2:4 Kuba ndanibhalela ekubandezelekeni nasekuxinezelekeni okukhulu kwentliziyo yam, ndineenyembezi ezininzi; ndingenzeli ukuze nenziwe buhlungu, ndisenzela ukuze nilwazi uthando endinithanda ngalo ngokugqithiseleyo.

2:5 Ke ukuba ubani wenze kwabuhlungu, akenze kwabuhlungu mna, wenze ngenxenye nina nonke; nditsho ukuze ndingamcinezeli.

2:6 Kumanele lowo unjalo oko kumkhalimela kwabona baninzi kuni;

2:7 ngokokude nithi kanye senimxolela, nimthuthuzele, hleze lowo unjalo aselesuka edliwa kukuba buhlungu ngokugqithiseleyo.

2:8 Kungoko ndiniyalayo, ndithi, luzinziseni uthando kuye;

2:9 kuba ndabhalela kona oku, ukuze ndikwazi ukucikideka kwenu, ukuba ningabevayo na ezintweni zonke.

2:10 Enimxolelayo ke into, ndiyamxolela nam; kuba nam, ukuba ndixolele into endiyixoleleyo, ndenze ngenxa yenu, phambi kukaKristu;

2:11 ukuze singabonelelwa nguye uSathana; kuba amaqhinga akhe siyawazi.

2:12 Ke kaloku, ndathi ndakufika eTrowa ngenxa yeendaba ezilungileyo zikaKristu, ndakuba ndiwuvulelwe nomnyango eNkosini,

2:13 andibanga nakonwaba emoyeni wam, ngokungamfumani uTito, umzalwana wam; ndesuka ndababulisa, ndanduluka ndava kwelaseMakedoni.

2:14 Makubulelwe ke kuThixo, ohlala eduma ngathi sikuKristu, elibonakalalisa ngathi ivumba lokwaziwa kwakhe ezindaweni zonke.

2:15 Ngokuba kuye uThixo silivumba elimnandi likaKristu, phakathi kwabasindiswayo naphakathi kwabatshabalalayo.

2:16 Kwabanye silivumba lokufa elisa ekufeni; kwabanye silivumba lobomi elisa ebomini. Ngubani na ke ozilingeneyo ezo zinto?

2:17 Kuba asithi, njengabaninzi abo, silingxengelele ilizwi likaThixo; sisuka ngokwabokungcwengeka, sisuka ngokwabakwaThixo, sithethe phambi kwamehlo kaThixo, sikuKristu.

3:1 Xa sitshoyo, singaba siyawaqala siziyaleze na? Okanye sifuna, njengabathile, kusini na, iincwadi zokuyalezwa kuni, nokuba zezokuyalezwa nini?

3:2 Incwadi yethu thina, ebhalwe ezintliziyweni zethu, nini; iyaziwa, ileswa ngabantu bonke;

3:3 nibonakalalisiwe nje ukuba niyincwadi kaKristu, eyalungiselelwa sithi, engabhalwanga ngainki, ebhalwe ngoMoya kaThixo ophilileyo; kungekhona emacwecweni amatye, kusemacwecweni angawenyama entliziyo.

3:4 Sinenkoloseko enjalo ke kuThixo ngaye uKristu.

3:5 Ukutsho andithi, sikulingene ngokwethu ukucamanga nto engathi iphuma kuthi ngokwethu; ukukulingana kwethu oko kuphuma kuThixo,

3:6 osenze nokusenza sakulingana ukuba ngabalungiseleli bomnqophiso omtsha; singabi ngabobhalo nje kodwa, sibe singabomoya; kuba ubhalo luyabulala, umoya ke udlisa ubomi.

3:7 Ke kaloku, ukuba ulungiselelo olo lubulalayo, lukroliweyo ematyeni ngobhalo, lweza lunobuqaqawuli, ngokude oonyana bakaSirayeli bangabi nakuqwalasela ebusweni bukaMoses, ngenxa yobuqaqawuli bobuso bakhe, ubuqaqawuli ke obebuza kubhanga:

3:8 lungathini na ulungiselelo lwakhe uMoya, ukungabi nobuqaqawuli ngokugqithiseleyo?

3:9 Kuba, ukuba ulungiselelo olugwebayo lunobuqaqawuli, kokukhona luya kugqithisela ngobuqaqawuli ulungiselelo lobulungisa.

3:10 Kuba kwanoko kwenziwe kwaba nobuqaqawuli, akwenziwanga kwaba nobuqaqawuli ngale ndawo, ngenxa ke yobuqaqawuli obu bona bubalaselayo.

3:11 Kuba xa oko bekuza kubhanga kunobuqaqawuli, kokukhona oku kuhleliyo kunobuqaqawuli.

3:12 Sinethemba elinjalo nje ke ngoko, kokukhona singafihlisiyo ukuthetha;

3:13 singaxelisi uMoses, yena wabeka isigqubuthelo ebusweni bakhe, ukuze oonyana bakaSirayeli bangaqwalaseli esiphelweni soko bekuza kubhanga.

3:14 Zesuka noko zaqaqadekiswa iingqiqo zabo; kuba nanamhla sisahleli kwaeso sigqubuthelo ekulesweni kwawo umnqophiso omdala, singabhenqwanga, nto leyo ke ibhangayo kuKristu.

3:15 Kusuke kwada kwaba namhlanje, kusithi, xenikweni kuleswa uMoses, kusuke kubekho isigqubuthelo entliziyweni yabo.

3:16 Ke xenikweni ithe ke yona yabuyela eNkosini sosuswa kuphele isigqubuthelo eso.

3:17 INkosi ke inguye uMoya; apho ke akhoyo uMoya weNkosi, kubakho inkululeko.

3:18 Thina ke sonke, sinobuso nje obubhenqwe isigqubuthelo, sibukhangela njengokwasesipilini ubuqaqawuli beNkosi, senziwa similise okwaloo mfanekiselo, sivela ebuqaqawulini sisinge ebuqaqawulini, kwanjengokuvela eNkosini enguMoya.

4:1 Ngenxa yoko, sinalo nje olu lungiselelo, sithi, njengoko senzelwe inceba, singethi mandla;

4:2 sisuke sazilahla izinto ezifihlakeleyo eziziintloni, singahambi ngobuqhetseba, singalikhohlakalisi ilizwi likaThixo; sisuka ngokuyibonakalalisa inyaniso siziyaleze kuso sonke isazela sabantu emehlweni kaThixo.

4:3 Ukuba ke zigqutyuthelwe iindaba ezilungileyo zethu, zigqutyuthelwe kwabo batshabalalayo;

4:4 athe uthixo weli phakade wazimfamekisa ngaphakathi kwabo iingqiqo zabangakholwayo, ukuze singabengezeli kubo isikhanyiso seendaba ezilungileyo zobuqaqawuli bukaKristu, ongumfanekiselo kaThixo.

4:5 Kuba asizivakalisi thina, sivakalisa uKristu Yesu ukuba uyiNkosi; sibe ke thina sizivakalisa ukuba singabakhonzi benu ngenxa kaYesu.

4:6 Ngokuba nguThixo, yena wathi ukhanyiso malukhanye ebumnyameni, okhanyisele iintliziyo zethu, ukuze kukhanye ukwaziwa kobuqaqawuli bukaThixo ebusweni bukaYesu Kristu.

4:7 Ke kaloku obu butyebi sibuphethe ngezitya zodongwe, ukuze incamisa yamandla ibe yekaThixo, ingaphumi kuthi.

4:8 Siyabandezelwa ngeenxa zonke, singaxineki; siyathingaza, singancami; sitshutshiswa, asiyekelwa;

4:9 sikhahlelwa phantsi, asitshatyalaliswa;

4:10 sihlala sikuthwele ngomzimba ukufa kweNkosi uYesu ukuze nobomi bukaYesu bubonakalaliselwe emzimbeni wethu.

4:11 Kuba thina badla ubomi simana sinikelwa ekufeni ngenxa kaYesu, ukuze nobomi bukaYesu bubonakalaliselwe enyameni yethu enokufa.

4:12 Ngoko ke kusebenza ukufa kuthi, ke kuni kusebenza ubomi.

4:13 Sinawo nje ke kwaloo moya wokholo, ngokoko kubhaliweyo kwathiwa, Ndakholwa, kungoko ndathethayo: nathi ke siyakholwa, kungoko sithethayo nokuthetha;

4:14 sisazi ukuba lowo wayivusayo iNkosi uYesu, uya kusivusa nathi ngoYesu, asimise phambi kwakhe, ndawonye nani.

4:15 Kuba konke oko kungenxa yenu, ukuze luthi ubabalo, lwakuba lwandile ngabona baninzi, luwuphuphumise umbulelo, use ekuzukiseni uThixo.

4:16 Kungoko singethi mandla; kuba nokuba umntu wethu wangaphandle uya esonakala, usuka yena owangaphakathi aye ehlaziyeka imihla ngemihla.

4:17 Kuba ubukhaphukhaphu bembandezelo yethu eyeyomzuzwana busisebenzela ngokuncamise kwaphela ubuqaqawuli obukhulukazi obungunaphakade

4:18 sakubon’ ukuba asixuneli ezintweni ezibonwayo, sixunela kwezingabonwayo. Kuba ezibonwayo zezomzuzwana, ke zona ezingabonwayo zezonaphakade.

5:1 Kuba siyazi ukuba, xa ithe yachithwa indlu yethu esemhlabeni, engulo mnquba, sinesakhiwo esiphuma kuThixo, indlu yona emazulwini, engenakwenziwa ngazandla, engunaphakade.

5:2 Kuba kulo siyancwina, silangazelela ukwambatha, saleke indlu yethu yasemazulwini;

5:3 ukuba siya kufunyanwa sambethe okunene, singeze.

5:4 Kuba kwathina aba bakulo mnquba siyancwina sisindwa, kungengakuba sithanda ukuhlutywa; kungokuba sithanda ukwambathiswa saleke, ukuze okunokufa kufincwe bubomi.

5:5 Ke kaloku lo usisebenzele kwaloo nto nguThixo, osinike nokusinika isinyaniso sakhe uMoya.

5:6 Ngoko ke sihlala somelele, sisazi ukuba, sikowethu nje emzimbeni, sikude kowethu eNkosini

5:7 (kuba sihamba ngokholo, asihambi ngakubona);

5:8 somelele ke, sikholisiwe nokukholiswa kanye kukuba kude nekhaya lethu elisemzimbeni, sibekho kwikhaya lethu eliseNkosini.

5:9 Kungoko sizondelela ukuthi, nokuba sisekhaya, nokuba sikude nekhaya, sibe ngabakholekileyo kuyo.

5:10 Kuba thina aba sonke simelwe kukuthi sibonakalaliswe phambi kwesihlalo sokugweba sikaKristu, ukuze elowo azuziswe okwenziwe ngomzimba, ngoko akwenzileyo, nokuba kokulungileyo, nokuba kokubi.

5:11 Sikwazi njalo ke ukoyikeka kweNkosi, sizamela ukuba beyiseke abantu; sibonakalalisiwe ke kuThixo, ndiyathemba ke ukuba nakuzo izazela zenu sibonakalalisiwe.

5:12 Kuba asibuyi siziyaleze kuni; sininika ithuba lokuzingca ngathi; ukuze nibe nalo ilizwi ngakwabo bazingcayo ngobuso, bengazingci ngantliziyo.

5:13 Kuba, nokuba siyageza, kungenxa kaThixo; nokuba sinengqondo ephilileyo, kungenxa yenu.

5:14 Kuba lusifingile nje uthando lukaKristu, sigqibe kwelokuthi, ukuba ufele bonke emnye, ngoko bafile bonke abo;

5:15 wabafela ke bonke, ukuze abo badla ubomi bangabi sazidlela ubomi, babudlele owafayo wavuka ngenxa yabo.

5:16 Ngoko ke thina, sisusela kweli xesha, asisazi namnye ngokwenyama; nokuba ke besimazi uKristu ngokwenyama, kungoku asisamazi ngokwenyama.

5:17 Ngoko ke, ukuba ubani ukuKristu, usisidalwa esitsha; izinto ezindala zidlule; bonani ke, zisuke zaba ntsha izinto zonke zakhe.

5:18 Zonke izinto ke ziphuma kuThixo, owasixolelanisa naye ngokwakhe ngoYesu Kristu, wasinika ulungiselelo loxolelaniso;

5:19 olu ke lokokuba uThixo waye ekuKristu, elixolelanisa naye ngokwakhe ihlabathi, engazibaleli kubo iziphoso zabo, walimisa kuthi ilizwi loxolelaniso.

5:20 Sizizigidimi ke ngoko ngenxa kaKristu, ngokungathi uThixo uniyala ngathi; siyanikhunga ngenxa kaKristu, manixolelaniswe naye uThixo;

5:21 kuba lowo ungazani nasono, wamenza isono ngenxa yethu, ukuze thina sibe bubulungisa bukaThixo kuye.

6:1 Sisebenzisana naye nje ke, siyaniyala, ukuba ubabalo lukaThixo ningafumane nilwamkele;

6:2 kuba uthi, Ndakuva ngexesha elamkelekileyo, Ndakusiza ngomhla wosindiso. Yabonani, lingoku ixesha elamkeleke kakuhle; yabonani, ungoku umhla wosindiso:

6:3 kungabikho namnye esimmisela isikhubekiso, nokuba kukuwuphi na umcimbi, ukuze ulungiselelo lwethu lungabi nakubekwa bala;

6:4 sisuka sithi emicimbini yonke siziqondakalise ngokwabalungiseleli bakaThixo, ngokunyamezela okukhulu, sisezimbandezelweni, sisezingxakekweni, sisezingxinanweni,

6:5 sinemivumbo, sisezintolongweni, siseziphithiphithini, sibulaleka, singalali, sizila ukudla,

6:6 sinobunyulu, sinokwazi, sinokuzeka kade umsindo, sinobubele, sinoMoya oyiNgcwele, sinothando olungahanahanisiyo,

6:7 sinelizwi lenyaniso, sinamandla kaThixo, sineentonga zobulungisa zasekunene nezasekhohlo,

6:8 sikuzuko nakwintswela-mbeko, sikudumo olubi nakudumo oluhle;

6:9 ngathi singabalahlekisi, ukanti singabenyaniso; ngathi singabangaziwayo, ukanti singabaziwayo; ngathi singabafileyo, nanku Sisidla ubomi; ngathi singababethwayo, singabulawa noko;

6:10 ngathi sibuhlungu, ukanti singabahlala bevuya; ngathi singamahlwempu, ukanti singabatyebisa abaninzi ke; ngathi singabangenanto, ukanti singabahlala benezinto zonke.

6:11 Umlomo wethu uvulekile kuni, baseKorinte; intliziyo yethu yenziwe yabanzi.

6:12 Anixinene kuthi, nixinene ezimfesaneni zenu.

6:13 Umbuyekezo ke onjalo (ndithetha njengakubantwana bam), ndithi yibani banzi nani.

6:14 Musani ukunxulumana nabolunye uhlobo, abangakholwayo ke; kuba kunakwabelana kuni na ubulungisa nokuchasa umthetho? Kunabudlelane buni na ke ukukhanya nobumnyama?

6:15 Unakuvumelana kuni na ke uKristu noBheliyali? Unasahlulelwano sini na okholwayo nongakholwayo?

6:16 Inakudibana kuni na ke itempile kaThixo nezithixo? Kuba nina niyitempile kaThixo ophilileyo; njengokuba watshoyo uThixo ukuthi, Ndiya kuhlala phakathi kwabo, ndihambe phakathi kwabo; ndibe nguThixo wabo, babe ngabantu bam bona.

6:17 Kungoko ndithi, Phumani phakathi kwabo, nizahlule, itsho iNkosi, Nento engcolileyo ningayichukumisi; Ndandiya kunamkela,

6:18 Ndibe nguyihlo, Nina nibe ngoonyana neentombi kum; Itsho iNkosi uSomandla.

7:1 Sinawo nje ngoko la madinga, zintanda, masizihlambulule kuko konke ukudyobheka kwenyama nokomoya sibufeza ubungcwele, sisoyika uThixo.

7:2 Samkeleni ngeentliziyo zenu; asonanga mntu, asonakalisanga mntu, asiphanganga mntu.

7:3 Anditsho ngakunigweba; kuba sendithe ngaphambili, nisezintliziyweni zethu ukuba sife nani, sidle ubomi nani.

7:4 Ndinokungafihlisi okukhulu kuni, ndizingca kakhulu ngani; ndizele yintuthuzelo, ndiphuphuma uvuyo kakhulu kuyo yonke imbandezelo yethu.

7:5 Kuba sithe sakufika kwelaseMakedoni, ayaba nakuphumla nakanye inyama yethu; sabandezelwa ngeenxa zonke, ngaphandle ikukulwa, ngaphakathi ikukoyika.

7:6 Ke lowo ubathuthuzelayo abathobekileyo, uThixo ke, wasithuthuzela ngokufika kukaTito;

7:7 akwaba ngakufika kwakhe ke kuphela, kwaba ngayo intuthuzelo awathuthuzeleka ngayo kuni, esityela ulangazelelo lwenu, isijwili senu, nokundizondelela kwenu, ngokokude ndivuye ngakumbi.

7:8 Kuba nakuba ndikhe ndanenza nabuhlungu ngencwadi leyo, andizohlwayi, nakuba ndikhe ndazohlwaya; kuba ndiyabona ukuba loo ncwadi yanenza buhlungu, nakuba kwaba ngumzuzwana.

7:9 Ngoku ke ndiyavuya, ndingavuyeli kuba neenziwa buhlungu, ndivuyela ukuba nenziwa buhlungu ngokwasinga enguqukweni; kuba nenziwa buhlungu ngokokukaThixo, ukuze ningalahlekwa nto ngathi.

7:10 Kuba ubuhlungu obungokukaThixo busebenza inguquko esingisa elusindisweni, ekungekho kuzohlwaya ngayo; ke kona okwehlabathi ukuba buhlungu kusebenza ukufa.

7:11 Kuba, yabonani, kwaoko kwenziwa kwenu buhlungu ngokukaThixo, kwanisebenzela ukunyameka okungakanana; nasuka naziphendulela, nasuka nacaphuka, nasuka noyika, nasuka nalangazelela, nasuka nazondelela, nasuka naphindezela! Ngeendawo zonke niziqondakalisile, ukuba kulo mcimbi nimsulwa nina okwenu.

7:12 Ngoko ke, noko ndanibhalelayo, andikwenzanga oko ngenxa yalowo wamonayo omnye, kanjalo andikwenzanga ngenxa yalowo woniwayo; ndakwenzela ukuze kubonakalaliswe kuni ukuninyamekela kwethu emehlweni kaThixo.

7:13 Ngenxa yoko, sithuthuzelekile ngenxa yokuthuthuzeleka kwenu; sakuvuyela ke ngokugqithiseleyo ngakumbi ukuvuya kukaTito; ngokuba waphunyuzwayo umoya wakhe nini nonke.

7:14 Ngokuba ukuqhayisa endaqhayisa ngako ngani, andidaniswanga ngako; njengokuba sazithetha kuni izinto zonke sinyanisile, ngokunjalo nokuqhayisa kwethu oko phambi koTito kwaba yinyaniso.

7:15 Imfesane yakhe isenkulu ngakuni ngokugqithiseleyo, akukhumbula ukumva kwenu nonke nokokuba namamkelayo ninokoyika nokugubha.

7:16 Ndiyavuya ngoko, kuba ndomelezekile kuni ezintweni zonke.

8:1 Ke kaloku, bazalwana, siyanazisa ubabalo lukaThixo oluhlakaziweyo phakathi kwamabandla akwelaseMakedoni;

8:2 okokuba ekucikidweni kwawo okukhulu yimbandezelo, kuthe ukuphuphuma kovuyo lwawo, nobuhlwempu bawo obendeleyo, kwaphuphumela ekutyebiseni ukunyanisa kwawo.

8:3 Ngokuba ndiyangqina ukuba bathe, ngokwamandla abo, ewe nangaphezu kwamandla, banikela ngokuqhutywa yintliziyo,

8:4 besikhunga, besibongoza kakhulu, ukuba silwamkele ubabalo olo, ubudlelane ke obo bokulungiselela abangcwele.

8:5 Abanelanga kwenza njengoko sathemba ngako; bathi kuqala bazinikela eNkosini, baza kamva bazinikela nakuthi ngokuthanda kukaThixo;

8:6 ngokokude simyale uTito, ukuze athi, njengokuba ebeqalile, alufezele kuni ngokunjalo nolo lubabalo.

8:7 Ke, kwanjengokuba niphuphuma iinto zonke, ukholo, nokuthetha, nokwazi, nokunyameka konke, nokusithanda kwenu, maniphuphume nakulo olu lubabalo.

8:8 Anditsho ngakwammiselo; ukutsho, ndenziwa kukunyameka kwabanye, ndicikida nenyaniso yolwenu uthando;

8:9 kuba niyalwazi ubabalo lweNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu, okokuba yathi, ibisisityebi nje, yaba lihlwempu ngenxa yenu, ukuze nina nibe zizityebi ngobuhlwempu bayo obo.

8:10 Ngale ndawo ke ndinipha okwam ukubona; kuba oko kunilungele nina aba nayiqalayo kwanyakenye le nto; ananela kuyenza, nayithanda nokuyithanda.

8:11 Ngoku ke yenzeni niyifeze loo nto, ukuze, kwanjengokuba bekukho intumekelelo yokuthanda, kwangokunjalo kubekho nokuyifeza ngeninako.

8:12 Kuba intumekelelo, ukuba selikho, yamkeleka kakuhle ngokoko asukuba enako umntu, kungabi ngokoko angenako.

8:13 Kuba andithi mabaphumle abanye, nibandezeleke nina;

8:14 ndithi, ukuze kubekho ukulingana ngexesha lakalokunje, ukuphuphuma kwenu makufikelele ekusileleni kwabo; ukuze nokuphuphuma kwabo kufikelele ekusileleni kwenu, ukuze ke kubekho ukulingana;

8:15 njengokuba kubhaliwe kwathiwa, Owabutha kakhulu akabanga nakusalelayo; nowabutha kancinane akabanga nakusilela.

8:16 Makubulelwe ke kuThixo, ongenise kwaoko kuninyamekela entliziyweni kaTito.

8:17 Ngokuba wasamkela okunene isiyalo; ke uthe, enyameke okunye, waphuma ngokuqhutywa yintliziyo, waya kuni.

8:18 Sathuma ke kunye naye umzalwana odume phakathi kwawo onke amabandla, ngokuvakalisa iindaba ezilungileyo.

8:19 Asikuphela ke oko; wanyulwa nokunyulwa ngawo amabandla, ukuba abe ngohamba nathi, nalo olu lubabalo lulungiselelwayo sithi, ukuze izukiswe iNkosi, nibe nokuthumekelela nina:

8:20 silumkele oku, ukuba kungabikho mntu usibeka bala kule nyambalala yeminikelo ilungiselelwayo sithi;

8:21 sikhathalele izinto ezintle, kungekhona emehlweni eNkosi yodwa, kukwanasemehlweni abantu.

8:22 Sithume ke kunye nabo umzalwana wethu, esimcikide futhi ngeendawo ezininzi, samfumana ekhuthele; kokukhona akhuthele kakhulu, ekholose kakhulu ngani.

8:23 Nokuba kuthethwa ntoni ngoTito, yazini ukuba ulidlelane nam, nomsebenzisi wam kuni; nokuba kuthethwa ngabazalwana bethu, yazini ukuba bangabathunywa bamabandla kaThixo, baluzuko lukaKristu.

8:24 Lo mbonakalaliso ngoko wothando lwenu, nowokuzingca kwethu ngani, wubonakalaliseni kubo, naphambi kwamabandla.

9:1 Kuba okunene ngako ukulungiselela abangcwele, akufuneki kona ukuba ndinibhalele.

9:2 Kuba ndiyakwazi ukuthumekelela kwenu, endiqhayisa ngako ngani kwabelaseMakedoni, ndisithi elaseAkaya beliselilunge kwanyakenye; nokuzondelela kwenu kwaxhokonxa abona baninzi.

9:3 Ke kaloku ndithume abazalwana, ukuze iqhayiya lethu elingani lingalanjathiswa ngale ndawo; ukuze nithi, njengokuba benditshilo, nibe senilungile;

9:4 hleze kuthi, ukuba bathe bafika nam abelaseMakedoni, banifumana ningekalungi, sidaniswe thina (ukuba asingethi, kudane nina) koko kukholosa kokuqhayisa.

9:5 Ngoko ndaba kuyafuneka ukubavuselela abazalwana, ukuba basandulele ukuya kuni, bayilungise ngaphambili intsikelelo yenu ebiselixeliwe ngaphambili; ilunge yona ngohlobo lwentsikelelo, ingangi yeyokuvimba.

9:6 Qondani ke le nto: Lowo uhlwayela ngokuvimba wovuna kwangokuvimba; nalowo uhlwayela ngesisa wovuna kwangesisa.

9:7 Elowo makanike njengoko agqibe ngako entliziyweni; makungabi kokuphuma kabuhlungu, nangokunyanzelwa; kuba uThixo uthanda umphi ochwayithileyo.

9:8 Unako ke uThixo ukuphuphumisela kuni ubabalo lonke, ukuze nithi, nihlala ninako nje ukwanela konke ngeendawo zonke, niphuphumele emsebenzini wonke olungileyo;

9:9 njengokuba kubhaliwe kwathiwa, Wasasaza, wapha abasweleyo; Ubulungisa bakhe buhleli ngonaphakade.

9:10 Wanga ke angathi, ompha imbewu umhlwayeli, nesonka sokudliwa, aniphe ayandise imbewu yenu, ahlumise isiqhamo sobulungisa benu;

9:11 nithi ngeendawo zonke nityetyiselwe ekunyaniseni konke, kona kusebenzayo ngathi umbulelo kuThixo.

9:12 Ngokuba ulungiselelo lwalo mbuso alwaneli kuzalisela iintsilelo zabangcwele; lusuka kananjalo luphuphume imibulelo emininzi kuye uThixo;

9:13 besithi nje, ngako ukucikideka kolo lulungiselelo, bamzukise uThixo ngenxa yokulululamela kwenu uvumo lwenu ngokusingisele kwiindaba ezilungileyo zikaKristu, nangenxa yokunyanisa kokudlelana kwenu ngokusingisele kubo nakubantu bonke;

9:14 bakubon’ ukuba nabo bayanilangazelela, benikhungela ngenxa yobabalo lukaThixo oluncamisileyo kuni aba.

9:15 Makubulelwe ke kuThixo ngenxa yesipho sakhe singenambali.

10:1 Ke kaloku ndiyaniyala ngabo ubulali nokuthantamisa kukaKristu, mna Pawulos ngokwam, ndingothobekileyo kambe ngembonakalo, xa ndiphakathi kwenu, kodwa ndakuba ndingekho ndiba nobugagu kuni:

10:2 ndiyakhunga ke, ukuze ndingathi, ndakuba ndikho, ndibe nobugagu ngoko kukholosa, ndiba ndoba nobuganga ngako kubo abathile, ababa sihamba ngokwenyama.

10:3 Kuba noko sihamba sisenyameni, asiphumi mkhosi ngokwenyama;

10:4 kuba zona iintonga esiphuma ngazo umkhosi, azizezenyama; kuye uThixo zinamandla okuwisa iinqaba;

10:5 siwisa ngazo nje amabhongo, nayo yonke into ephakamileyo, eziphakamisayo ngokuchasa ukwazi uThixo; iingqiqo zonke sizithimbela ekumlulameleni uKristu;

10:6 sizilungisele ukuphindezela konke ukungamlulameli, xa kuthe kwazaliseka okwenu ukumlulamela.

10:7 Izinto nizikhangela ngokwembonakalo na? Ukuba umntu ukholose ngokuthi ungokaKristu, makabuye acinge oku ngokwakhe, ukuba njengokuba engokaKristu yena, ngokunjalo singabakaKristu nathi.

10:8 Kuba, naxa bendingathi ndigqithisele ukuqhayisa ngalo igunya lethu, esalinikwayo yiNkosi ukuba sinakhe, singanichithi, bendingedaniyo;

10:9 nditsho ukuze ndingangi ndifuna ukunoyikisa ngazo iincwadi ezi;

10:10 ngokuba kuthiwa, Iincwadi ezi zakhe okunene zinzima, zinamandla; kodwa ke akubakho ngenkqu akanamandla, nokuthetha kwakhe akunto yanto.

10:11 Onjalo ke makacinge le nto: njengoko sinjalo ngako ukuthetha ngeencwadi, sakuba singekho, sikwanjalo ngawo umsebenzi, sakuba sikho.

10:12 Kuba asinabuganga bakuzibalela nakuzifanisa nabo abathile abaziyalezayo; bona abanangqondo, bezilinganisela nje kwakubo ngokwabo, bezifanisa nje nabo ngokwabo.

10:13 Ke thina asisayi kuqhayisa sigqithise emlinganiselweni; soqhayisa ngokomlingani selo womda esiwabelwe nguThixo, ukuba ube ngumlinganiselo oya kufikelela nakuni.

10:14 Kuba asizoluli ngokugqithiseleyo, ngathi asifikeleli kuni; kuba sesafikelelayo nakuni sineendaba ezilungileyo zikaKristu.

10:15 Asiqhayisi sigqithise emlinganiselweni ngokubulaleka kwabanye; ke sinethemba, ukuba lwakukhula ukholo lwenu, siya kwenziwa bakhulu phakathi kwenu ngokomda wethu, sigqithisele,

10:16 side sizishumayele iindaba ezilungileyo ezindaweni ezingaphaya kwenu; singaqhayisi ngesilinganiselo somnye, ngezinto ke esezilungisiwe.

10:17 Oqhayisayo ke, makaqhayise ngeNkosi.

10:18 Kuba oyena ucikidekileyo asingoziyalezayo, ngoyalezwa yiNkosi.

11:1 Akwaba ningandi nyamezela kancinane ekusweleni kuqonda kwam! Kodwa noko niyandinyamezela.

11:2 Kuba ndiyanikhweletela ngekhwele likaThixo; kuba ndanendisa ndodeni-nye, ukuze ndinimise phambi koKristu niyintombi enyulu.

11:3 Ndiyoyika ke, hleze kuthi, njengokuba inyoka yamlukuhlayo uEva ngobuqhetseba bayo, zonakaliswe ngokunjalo nani iingqiqo zenu, zimke ekunyaniseni kuye uKristu.

11:4 Kuba kaloku, xa lowo uzayo avakalisa omnye uYesu, esingamvakalisanga thina, nokuba namkela moya wumbi enaningamkelanga wona, nokuba ziindaba ezilungileyo ezizimbi enaningamkelanga zona, beningaba kambe niyatyapha ukumnyamezela.

11:5 Kuba ndiba andisilele nganto kwabona bapostile baziincamisa.

11:6 Nakuba ke ndiliyilo ngentetho, andinjalo ngokwazi; sabonakala kuni phakathi kwabo bonke ngeendawo zonke.

11:7 Ndenza isono na ngokuzithoba, ukuze niphakanyiswe nina, ngokuba ndanishumayezayo ngesisa iindaba ezilungileyo zikaThixo?

11:8 Amanye amabandla kaThixo ndawabhunyula, ndisamkela umvuzo ukuze ndilungiselele nina.

11:9 Kanjalo xa ndandikho kuni, ndiswele, andibanga mthwalo mntwini; kuba ukuswela kwam bakwenzelela abazalwana, bakuvela kwelaseMakedoni; ndathi ngeendawo zonke ndazigcina, andaba bunzima kuni, ndisaya kuzigcina nangoku.

11:10 Ikum nje inyaniso kaKristu, ndithi olo luqhayiso aluyi kuvingcwa mlomo mayela nam, mna, kwimimandla yelaseAkaya.

11:11 Ngani na ke? Ngokuba ndinganithandi na? Hayi, uThixo uyazi.

11:12 Endikwenzayo ke ndiya kukwenza, ukuze ndibahluthe ithuba lokujinda abafuna ithuba; ukuze entweni abaqhayisa ngayo, bafunyanwe bekwanjengathi.

11:13 Kuba abo banjalo ngabapostile ababuxoki, ngabasebenzi abakhohlisayo, bezimilisa okwabapostile bakaKristu.

11:14 Ke akummangaliso oko, kuba noSathana ngokwakhe uzimilisa okwesithunywa sokukhanya.

11:15 Akunto inkulu ke ngoko, ukuba abalungiseleli bakhe bazimilise okwabalungiseleli bobulungisa; abasiphelo siya kuba ngokwemisebenzi yabo.

11:16 Ndibuya ndithi, Makungabikho mntu uba ndingoswele ukuqonda; okanye ke kambe, ndamkeleni njengoswele ukuqonda, ukuze ke ndiqhayise kancinane nam.

11:17 Oku ndikuthethayo, andikuthethi ngokweNkosi; ndikuthetha ngokoswele ukuqonda, ndinoko kukholosa koqhayiso.

11:18 Ekubeni bebaninzi ke abaqhayisa ngokwenyama, ndoqhayisa nam.

11:19 Kuba niyabanyamezela ngovuyo abaswele ukuqonda, niziingqondi nje nina.

11:20 Kuba kaloku niyanyamezela, ukuba umntu unenza amakhoboka, ukuba umntu uyanidla, ukuba umntu uyanibambisa, ukuba umntu uyaziphakamisa, ukuba umntu uyanibetha ebusweni.

11:21 Ndithi, ndizihlaza, ngathi sasiswele amandla thina. Entweni ke asukuba umntu enobuganga (ndithetha ndinokuswela ukuqonda), ndinobuganga nam.

11:22 BangamaHebhere na? Ndinguye nam. BangamaSirayeli na? Ndinguye nam. Bayimbewu ka-Abraham na? Ndiyiyo nam.

11:23 Bangabalungiseleli bakaKristu na? (Ndithetha nxamnye nengqondo.) Ndithi ndingongaphezulu mna, ngokubulaleka okugqithiseleyo, ngemivumbo egqithe emgceni, ngokuba sezintolongweni ngokugqithiseleyo, ngokuba sekufeni futhi.

11:24 KumaYuda ndazuza kahlanu imivumbo emashumi mane kwaphuke mnye.

11:25 Kukathathu ndibethwa ngeentswazi, okunye ndaxulutywa ngamatye, ndaphukelwa ngumkhombe kathathu, ndenze ubusuku nemini enzulwini;

11:26 ndithi ndingongaphezulu ngokuhamba okufuthi, ngeengozi zemilambo, ngeengozi zezihange, ngeengozi zamakowethu, ngeengozi zeentlanga, ngeengozi phakathi komzi, ngeengozi entlango, ngeengozi elwandle, ngeengozi phakathi kwabazalwana ababuxoki;

11:27 ngokubulaleka nangemigu, ngokungabi nakulala okufuthi, ngokulamba nokunxanwa, ngokuzila ukudla okufuthi, ngengqele nobuze.

11:28 Ndingasazibali zona izinto ezingaphandle kwezo, ndingungelwe imihla ngemihla kukuwaxhalela onke amabandla kaThixo.

11:29 Ngubani na okha aswele amandla, ndingasweli mandla nam? Ngubani na okha akhutyekiswe, ndingatshiseki mna?

11:30 Ukuba ndimelwe kukuqhayisa, ndoqhayisa ngezinto zokuswela amandla kwam.

11:31 UThixo, uYise weNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu, ongowokubongwa ngonaphakade, uyazi ukuba andixoki.

11:32 EDamasko umphathi-luhlanga ka-Areta, ukumkani, wayewulinda umzi waseDamasko, efuna ukundibamba;

11:33 ndaza ngekroba ndathotywa ngomnyazi eludongeni, ndasinda ezandleni zakhe.

12:1 Ukuqhayisa okunene akundilungele; kuba ndiza kuza kwimibono nezityhilelo zeNkosi.

12:2 Ndazi umntu okuKristu, ekusekuyiminyaka elishumi elinamine (nokuba ubesemzimbeni na andazi, nokuba ubengekho na emzimbeni, andazi; kwaziwa nguThixo), ethe lowo waxwilwa, wada wasiwa nakwelesithathu izulu.

12:3 Ndiyamazi ke umntu onjalo (nokuba ubesemzimbeni na, nokuba ubengekho na emzimbeni, andazi; kwaziwa nguThixo),

12:4 okokuba waxwilwa wasiwa eParadisi, weva amazwi angenakuthethwa, ekungavumelekileyo ukuba umntu awathethe.

12:5 Onjalo ke ndiya kuqhayisa ngaye, kodwa andiyi kuqhayisa ngokwam nganto ikum; ingaba kungokuswela kwam amandla kodwa.

12:6 Kuba xa bendingathi ndithande ukuqhayisa, bendingayi kuba ndiswele ukuqonda, kuba bendiya kuba ndithetha inyaniso; kodwa ndiyayeka, ukuze kungabikho bani ucinga ngam ngaphezu koko abona ndikuko, athi mhlawumbi akuve kum.

12:7 Kwathi, ukuze ndingaziphakamisi ngokungaphezulu ngenxa yezityhilelo eziyincamisa, ndanikwa uviko enyameni, isithunywa sikaSathana, ukuze sindintlithe, ukuze ndingaziphakamisi ngokungaphezulu.

12:8 Ndayibongoza kathathu iNkosi ngaso isithunywa eso, ukuba sisuke kum.

12:9 Ithe yona kum, Ubabalo lwam lukwanele; kuba amandla am azalisekiswa ekuswelekeni kwamandla. Ngoko kokukhona sendiya kuqhayisa kamnandi kakhulu ngokuswela kwam amandla, ukuze ahlale phezu kwam amandla kaKristu.

12:10 Kungoko ndikholisiweyo kukuswela amandla, kukuphathwa kakubi, ziingxakeko, ziintshutshiso, ziingxinano, ngenxa kaKristu; kuba xa sukuba ndiswele amandla, kuxa ndinamandla.

12:11 Sendisuke ndaba ngoswele ukuqonda ngokuqhayisa; ndinyanzelwe nini. Kuba mna ndibe ndifanele ukuyalezwa nini; kuba andisilelanga nganto kubapostile abo baziincamisa, nakuba ndingento yanto.

12:12 Imiqondiso yokuba ngumpostile, inene, yasetyenzwa phakathi kwenu ngokunyamezela konke, ngemiqondiso, nezimanga, nemisebenzi yamandla.

12:13 Kuba yintoni na enasilela ngayo kwamanye amabandla kaThixo, ingekukuba mna ngokwam ndingabanga mthwalo kuni? Ndixoleleni oko kungalungisi.

12:14 Yabonani, sendilungele ukuza kuni okwesithathu; ndaye ndingayi kuba mthwalo kuni; kuba andifuni zinto zenu, ndifuna nina. Kuba asingabantwana abafanele ukuqwebela abazali, ngabazali abafanele ukuqwebela abantwana.

12:15 Mna ke, kuya kuba mnandi kakhulu ukuba ndichithe, ndidleke kuphele, ngenxa yemiphefumlo yenu; nakuba okukhona ndinithandayo kakhulu, kokukhona ndithandwa kancinane.

12:16 Kungade kube kunjalo, mna kambe andibanga mthwalo kuni; mandibe, ndinobuqhetseba nje, ndisuke ndanibambisa ngenkohliso.

12:17 Kukho mntu na ke kwabo ndabathumayo kuni, endanidlayo ngaye?

12:18 Ndamyala uTito, ndathuma umzalwana lowo kunye naye. Wanidla na ke uTito? Asihambanga moyeni mnye, yini na? Asihambanga mkhondo mnye, yini na?

12:19 Niyawaseniba siyaziphendulela kusini na kuni? Sithetha phambi kukaThixo, sikuKristu; sizithetha zonke ke izinto ezo, zintanda, ngenxa yokwakheka kwenu.

12:20 Kuba ndiyoyika, hleze ndithi ndakufika, ndinifumane ningenjengendikuthandayo, nam ndifunyanwe nini ndingenjengenikuthandayo; hleze kubekho iinkani, amakhwele, imisindo, amayelenqe, iintlebendwane, iintsebezo, iinkukhumalo, iziphithiphithi;

12:21 hleze ndithi, ndakufika kunjalo, andithobe uThixo wam phakathi kwenu, ndize ndikhedame ngenxa yabaninzi ababesebonile, abaguquka ekungcoleni, nasembulweni, naseburheletyweni ababenzayo.

13:1 Oku kokwesithathu ndisiza kuni. Onke amazwi aya kumiswa ngomlomo wamangqina amabini, nokuba mathathu.

13:2 Sendixele kade, ndixela ngenxa engaphambili, njengoko ndandikho okwesibini, nanjengoku ndingekhoyo ngoku, ndibaxelela abo bone kade, nabanye bonke, okokuba xa ndithe ndabuya ndafika, andiyi kubaconga;

13:3 ekubeni nifuna isiganeko sokuthetha kukaKristu phakathi kwam, ongaswele amandla ngokusingisele kuni, onamandla phakathi kwenu.

13:4 Kuba, nakuba wabethelelwayo emnqamlezweni ngokwasekusweleni amandla, udla ubomi ngokwasemandleni kaThixo. Kuba nathi siswele amandla kuye, noko siya kudla ubomi naye ngokwasemandleni kaThixo, ngokubhekisele kuni.

13:5 Zilingeni, ukuba niselukholweni olu na; zicikideni ngokwenu. Okanye anizazi na ukuba uYesu Kristu ungaphakathi kwenu? ukuba okunene aningabo abo bangenakucikideka.

13:6 Ndiyathemba ke ukuba niyakwazi, ukuba asingabo abo bangenakucikideka thina.

13:7 Ndithandaza ke kuye uThixo, ukuba ningenzi nanye into embi; kungekuko ukuze sibonakale sicikidekile thina, ikukuze nenze into entle nina, ke thina sibe njengabangenakucikideka.

13:8 Kuba asinakwenza nto ngokuchasa inyaniso; sinokwenzela inyaniso.

13:9 Kuba siyavuya, xa sukuba singenamandla thina, nibe nina ninamandla; sithandazela nokuthandazela oku ke, ukuba nigqibelele ukulunga.

13:10 Ngenxa yoko ndibhala ezi zinto ndingekho, ukuze ndingathi, ndakuba ndikho, ndenze kabukhali ngokwegunya, endalinikwa yiNkosi ukuba libe lelokwakha, lingabi lelokuchitha.

13:11 Elokugqiba, bazalwana, ndithi, Vuyani, zilungiseni nigqibelele, thuthuzelekani, cingani nto-nye, zolani; wothi ke uThixo wothando noxolo abe nani.

13:12 Bulisanani ngolwango olungcwele.

13:13 Bayanibulisa bonke abangcwele aba.

13:14 Ubabalo lweNkosi uYesu Kristu, nothando lukaThixo, nodlelano loMoya oyiNgcwele, malube nani nonke. Amen.




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