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1 UPawulos, umpostile kaYesu Kristu, obizwe ngokuthanda kukaThixo, noSostenes umzalwana,
2 ubhalela ibandla likaThixo eliseKorinte, abangcwaliselwe kuKristu Yesu, ababizwe ukuba babe ngcwele, kunye nabo bonke abalinqulayo igama leNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu ezindaweni zonke, ezabo kwanezethu:
3 uthi, Makube lubabalo kuni, noxolo oluvela kuThixo uBawo wethu, neNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu.
4 Ndihlala ndibulela kuye uThixo wam ngani, ngenxa yobabalo lukaThixo, awanibabala ngalo nikuKristu Yesu;
5 kuba natyetyiswa kuye ngezinto zonke, ngokuthetha konke, nangokwazi konke;
6 njengokuba ubungqina bukaKristu baqiniswayo kuni;
7 ngokokude ningasileli nakwesinye isipho enisibabalweyo; nilinde kakhulu ukutyhileka kweNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu;
8 oya kuniqinisa nokuniqinisa ase ekupheleni, ukuze ningabi nakumangaleleka ngemini yeNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu.
9 Uthembekile uThixo, enabizelwa nguye ebudlelaneni boNyana wakhe, uYesu Kristu iNkosi yethu.
10 Ke kaloku, ndiyaniyala, bazalwana, ngalo igama leNkosi yethu, uYesu Kristu, ukuba nithethe nto-nye nonke, nokuba kungabikho zahlukahlukano kuni; ke nibe ngabalungisiweyo, nigqibelele ngqiqweni-nye, nasicamangweni sinye.
11 Kuba ndazisiwe ngani, bazalwana bam, ngabakuloKlowe, ukuba kukho iimpikiswano phakathi kwenu.
12 Ukutsho ke ndithi kuthiwa, ulowo kuni uthi, Mna ndingokaPawulos; omnye ke athi, Mna ndingoka-Apolo; omnye ke athi, Mna ndingokaKefas; omnye ke athi, Mna ndingokaKristu.
13 Wahlukahlukene na uKristu? Kwabethelelwa uPawulos yini na emnqamlezweni ngenxa yenu? Nabhaptizelwa egameni likaPawulos, kusini na?
14 Ndiyabulela kuThixo, ukuba ndingabhaptizanga namnye kuni, ingenguKrispo noGayo;
15 ukuze kungabikho mntu uthi, ndabhaptizela egameni lam.
16 Ndabhaptiza ke nendlu kaStefana; ngaphandle kwabo, andazi ukuba ndabhaptiza wumbi.
17 Kuba uKristu akandithumanga kubhaptiza; wandithuma ukushumayela iindaba ezilungileyo, kungabi ngabulumko bakuthetha, ukuze umnqamlezo kaKristu ungalanjathiswa.
18 Kuba ilizwi lomnqamlezo libubudenge okunene kwabatshabalalayo; kodwa ke kwabasindiswayo, thina aba, lingamandla kaThixo.
19 Kuba kubhaliwe kwathiwa, Ndiya kubutshabalalisa ubulumko bezilumko, Ingqondo yeengqondi ndiyitshitshise.
20 Siphi na ke isilumko? Uphi na ke umbhali? Uphi na ke umphiki weli phakade? UThixo akabenzanga baba bubudenge na ubulumko beli hlabathi?
21 Ekubeni ke kuthe, ebulumkweni bukaThixo, ihlabathi alamazi uThixo ngobulumko balo, kwakholeka kuThixo ukusindisa abo bakholwayo, ngabo ubudenge bokuvakalisa iindaba ezilungileyo.
22 Ekubeni ke amaYuda ecela umqondiso, amaGrike efuna ubulumko, thina okwethu sivakalisa uKristu,
23 ebethelelwe emnqamlezweni; isikhubekiso ke eso kumaYuda, ubudenge kumaGrike;
24 ke kwabo babiziweyo, amaYuda kwanamaGrike, sivakalisa uKristu ongamandla kaThixo, nobulumko bukaThixo.
25 Ngokuba into kaThixo ebubudenge ilumkile kunabantu, nento kaThixo engenamandla yomelele kunabantu.
26 Kuba luboneni ubizo lwenu, bazalwana, ukuba azizininzi izilumko ngokwenyama, ababaninzi abanamandla, akamaninzi amanene.
27 UThixo usuke wanyula izinto ezibubudenge zehlabathi, ukuze azidanise izilumko; nezinto ezingenamandla zehlabathi usuke uThixo wazinyula, ukuze azidanise izinto ezomeleleyo;
28 nezinto zehlabathi ezingenabuntu, nezingento yanto, wazinyula uThixo, nezingathi azikho, ukuze aziphuthise izinto ezikhoyo;
29 ukuze kungaqhayisi namnye umntu emehlweni akhe.
30 Ke niphuma kuye, nina bakuKristu Yesu, owathi ngenxa yethu waba bubulumko obuvela kuThixo, nobulungisa kwanobungcwalisa nentlawulelo;
31 ukuze, njengoko kubhaliweyo, Oqhayisayo aqhayise ngeNkosi.