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Isahluko 1

1 Amazwi eNtshumayeli, unyana kaDavide, ukumkani waseYerusalem.
2 Amampunge awo amampunge, itsho iNtshumayeli; amampunge awo amampunge, yonke into ingamampunge.
3 Unalungelo lini umntu emigudwini yakhe yonke, ayenzayo phantsi kwelanga?
4 Kumka esinye isizukulwana, kulandele esinye isizukulwana; ke lona ihlabathi limi ngonaphakade.
5 Ilanga liyaphuma, ilanga libuya litshone, liphikele endaweni yalo apho liphuma khona.
6 Umoya uya ezantsi, ujikeleze usinge entla, uhamba ujikajikeleza, ubuye ubuya umoya ekujikelezeni kwawo.
7 Yonke imilambo iya elwandle, ukanti ulwandle aluzali; endaweni eya kuyo imilambo, ibuya iye kwakhona.
8 Zonke izinto ziyazixhamla; umntu akanako ukuzithetha; alihluthi iliso kukubona, ayizali indlebe kukuva.
9 Into eyayikho yeya kubuya ibekho; into eyenzekayo yeya kubuya yenzeke yona. Akukho nto intsha phantsi kwelanga.
10 Ukuba kukho into ekuthiwa, Yabona, le intsha! ibiselikho kade, emaphakadeni abekho ngaphambi kwethu.
11 Akukho kukhumbula abokuqala; nabasemva abaya kubakho, abayi kukhunjulwa ngabaya kuza emva kwabo.
12 Mna, Ntshumayeli, ndibe ndingukumkani kwaSirayeli eYerusalem.
13 Intliziyo yam ndayinikela ukuba ingxoke, isingasinge ngobulumko, yonke into eyenzekayo phantsi kwezulu; ngumzamo ombi uThixo awunike oonyana babantu, ukuba bawuzame.
14 Ndazikhangela zonke izenzo ezenzekayo phantsi kwelanga; yabona, zonke zingamampunge nokusukelana nomoya.
15 Into egoso ayinakolulwa; into engekhoyo ayinakubalwa.
16 Ndathetha mna nentliziyo yam, ndisithi, Yabona, mna ndikhulise ndandisa ubulumko, ngaphezu kwabo bonke ababephethe iYerusalem phambi kwam; nentliziyo yam ibone kakhulu ubulumko nokwazi.
17 Intliziyo yam ndayinikela ekwazini ubulumko, nasekwazini ubugeza nobuyatha; kwanaloo nto ndayiqonda ukuba kukusukelana nomoya.
18 Ngokuba ebuninzini bobulumko kukho ukuhlelwa sisiyengelezane esininzi; owongeza ukwazi, wongeza umvandedwa.




Isahluko 2

1 Ndathi mna entliziyweni yam, Khawuze khe ndikulinge ngovuyo, ubone okulungileyo. Yabona, kwanaloo nto ingamampunge.
2 Ndathi kohlekayo, Uyageza; nakovuyayo, Wenza ntoni na lo?
3 Ndasingasinga entliziyweni yam ukuba nditsale inyama yam ngewayini, ekubeni intliziyo yam iziqhuba ngobulumko: ukuba ndazane nobuyatha, ndide ndibone ukuba yiyiphi na into ebalungeleyo oonyana babantu, ukuze bayenze phantsi kwezulu, ngemihla embalwa yobomi babo.
4 Ndazenzela imisebenzi emikhulu, ndazakhela izindlu: ndazityalela izidiliya,
5 ndazenzela amasimi nemiyezo, ndatyala kuyo imithi eneziqhamo zonke;
6 ndazenzela amachibi amanzi okunyela ihlathi elihluma imithi;
7 ndathenga amakhoboka namakhobokazana, ndaba nawo nazalelwe endlwini yam. Kananjalo imfuyo yeenkomo neyempahla emfutshane yaba ninzi kum, ngaphezu kwabo bonke ababengaphambi kwam eYerusalem.
8 Ndaziqwebela nesilivere, negolide, nezinto eziziinqobo zookumkani ngookumkani, nezamazwe ngamazwe; ndazenzela iimvumi neemvumikazi, neziyolo zoonyana babantu, inkosikazi namakhosikazi.
9 Ndaba mkhulu ke, ndanda ngaphezu kwabo bonke ababeseYerusalem ngaphambi kwam; bathi nobulumko bam bandinceda.
10 Andiwabandezanga into yonke ayibizayo amehlo am; andiyivimbanga intliziyo yam namnye umvuyo; ngokuba intliziyo yam yayivuya emigudwini yam yonke, saba sesi ke isabelo sam emigudwini yam yonke.
11 Ndabheka mna ezenzweni zam zonke, ezazenzayo izandla zam, nasemigudwini yam endaphuka yiyo ukuyenza; ndayibona ukuba yonke loo nto ingamampunge nokusukelana nomoya; akukho lungelo phantsi kwelanga.
12 Ndazijika mna, ndakhangela ubulumko, nobugeza, nobuyatha: ngokuba ngumntu oyini na, lowo uya kuza emva kokumkani? lo ubeselenziwe kade?
13 Ndabona ukuba ubulumko buyabugqitha ubuyatha, njengokuba ukukhanya kubugqitha ubumnyama.
14 Isilumko, amehlo aso asentlokweni yaso; ke sona isinyabi sihamba emnyameni. Ndaqonda ke mna ukuba bonke bephela bahlelwa sihlo sinye.
15 Ndathi mna entliziyweni yam, Njengoko sihlelwa kuko isinyabi, ndiya kuhlelwa kuko nam lo: ibiyini na ke ukuba ndisidlule mna ngokulumka? Ndathi entliziyweni yam, Kwanaloo nto ingamampunge.
16 Ngokuba isilumko kunye nesinyabi asinakukhunjulwa kungunaphakade, ekubeni kusiza iimini ezoba sezilityelwe zonke ezo nto. Kutheni na, ukuba zife izilumko kunye nezinyabi?
17 Ndabuthiya ke ubomi; ngokuba mibi kum imisebenzi eyenzeka phantsi kwelanga; ngokuba yonke loo nto ingamampunge, nokusukelana nomoya.
18 Ndayithiya yonke imigudu yam, endaphuka yiyo phantsi kwelanga, ekubeni ndiya kuyishiya nomntu oya kubakho emva kwam.
19 Waziwa ngubani na, ukuba woba sisilumko, nokuba woba sisiyatha, kusini na? Ukanti uya kugunyazela emigudwini yam yonke endaphuka yiyo, endalumkayo kuyo phantsi kwelanga; kwanaloo nto ingamampunge.
20 Ndajika ke mna, ndayincamisisa intliziyo yam ngemigudu yonke endaphuka yiyo phantsi kwelanga.
21 Ngokuba kubakho umntu omigudu yakhe inobulumko, inokwazi, inempumelelo; ukanti uya kuyinika umntu ongenzanga migudu, ibe sisabelo sakhe; kwanaloo nto ingamampunge nobubi obukhulu.
22 Ngokuba umntu uba nantoni na ngemigudu yakhe yonke, nangenzondelelo yentliziyo yakhe, aphuka yiyo yena phantsi kwelanga?
23 Ngokuba imihla yakhe yonke inomvandedwa, nasekuzameni kwakhe ukhathazekile, nasebusuku ayiphumli intliziyo yakhe; kwanaloo nto ingamampunge.
24 Akukho nto ilungileyo ebantwini kunokuba badle, basele, bawubonise umphefumlo wabo okulungileyo emigudwini yabo. Kwanaloo nto ndiyibonile, ukuba ivela esandleni sikaThixo.
25 Ngokuba ngubani na ongadlayo, ngubani na ongavayo ubumnandi, engenaye?
26 Ngokuba umntu olungileyo phambi kwakhe umnika ubulumko nokwazi novuyo; ke yena umoni umnika umzamo wokuhlanganisa nokuqweba, ukuze loo nto ayinike olungileyo phambi koThixo. Kwanaloo nto ingamampunge nokusukelana nomoya.




Isahluko 3

1 Into yonke inexesha elimisiweyo, nomcimbi wonke unexesha lawo phantsi kwezulu:
2 ukuzala kunexesha lako, ukufa kunexesha lako; ukutyala kunexesha lako, ukunyothula okutyelweyo kunexesha lako;
3 ukubulala kunexesha lako, ukuphilisa kunexesha lako; ukuchitha kunexesha lako, ukwakha kunexesha lako;
4 ukulila kunexesha lako; ukuhleka kunexesha lako; kukho ixesha lokulila umbambazelo, kukho nexesha lokudloba;
5 kukho ixesha lokuchithachitha amatye, kukho nexesha lokufumba amatye; ukuwola kunexesha lako, ukuyeka ukuwola kunexesha lako;
6 ukufuna kunexesha lako, ukulahlekelwa kunexesha lako; ukugcina kunexesha lako, ukulahla kunexesha lako;
7 ukukrazula kunexesha lako, ukuthunga kunexesha lako; ukuthi cwaka kunexesha lako, ukuthetha kunexesha lako;
8 ukuthanda kunexesha lako, ukuthiya kunexesha lako; kukho ixesha lemfazwe, kukho nexesha loxolo.
9 Unalungelo lini na lowo usebenzayo, kuloo nto ayenzela imigudu?
10 Ndiwubonile umzamo, awunike oonyana babantu uThixo, ukuba bawuzame.
11 Zonke izinto uzenze zantle ngexesha lazo; kwanephakade ulinikele ezintliziyweni zabo ngohlobo lokuba umntu angasifumani isenzo asenzayo uThixo, athabathele ekuqaleni ade ase ekupheleni.
12 Ndiyazi ke ukuba akukho nto ilungileyo phakathi kwabo, ingekukuvuya nokuzizuzela okulungileyo ebomini babo.
13 Kwanokuba wonke umntu adle, asele, abone okulungileyo emigudwini yakhe yonke: sisipho sikaThixo eso.
14 Ndiyazi ke ukuba yonke into aya kuyenza uThixo, yiyo eya kuba ngonaphakade; kungongezwa nto kuyo, kungacatshulwa nto kuyo: uThixo ukwenzela ukuba koyikwe ebusweni bakhe.
15 Le nto ikhoyo ibiselikho kade; nento eya kubakho ibiselikho kade. UThixo ke ubuya ayifune into egxothiweyo.
16 Ndabuya ndabona phantsi kwelanga indawo yokugweba, ukuba okungendawo kukhona; nendawo yobulungisa, ukuba okungendawo kukhona.
17 Ndathi mna entliziyweni yam, Nolilungisa nongendawo, uThixo uya kulithetha ityala labo; ngokuba umise ixesha layo yonke imicimbi, nazo zonke izenzo.
18 Ndathi mna entliziyweni yam, Kungenxa yoonyana babantu, ukuze uThixo abahlele, nokuze bazibone benjengeenkomo bona ngokwabo.
19 Ngokuba bayahlelwa oonyana babantu, ziyahlelwa neenkomo, sinye isihlo kubo nakuzo; njengoko kunjalo ukufa kwabo, kunjalo ukufa kwazo; mnye umoya kubo bonke nakuzo zonke; akukho kuyigqitha komntu inkomo; ngokuba zonke ezo nto zingamampunge.
20 Zonke ezo nto ziya ndaweni-nye; zonke ezo nto zavela eluthulini, zonke ezo nto zibuyela eluthulini.
21 Ngubani na owaziyo umoya woonyana babantu, ukuba uyenyuka na uye phezulu; nomoya wenkomo, ukuba uyehla na uye phantsi emhlabeni?
22 Ndaqonda ke ukuba akukho nto ilunge ngaphezu kokuba umntu avuye ezenzweni zakhe; ngokuba kusisabelo sakhe oko. Ngokuba uya kungeniswa ngubani na, ukuba akubone okuya kubakho emveni kwakhe?




Isahluko 4

1 Ndabuya ke mna, ndakubona konke ukucudisa okwenziwayo phantsi kwelanga. Ndazibona iinyembezi zabacudisiweyo, bengenamthuthuzeli; esandleni sabacudisi babo kuphuma ububhovubhovu, bengenamthuthuzeli bona.
2 Ndabancoma ke mna abafileyo, abasebefe kade, kunabahleliyo abasahleliyo ngoku.
3 Ke ulungile kunabo bobabini lowo ungekabikho, ungakubonanga ukwenza okubi okwenziwa phantsi kwelanga.
4 Kananjalo ndayiqonda ke mna yonke imigudu, nayo yonke impumelelo yomsebenzi, ukuba ingumona wokwanyelana. Kwanaloo nto ingamampunge, nokusukelana nomoya.
5 Isinyabi sikhwabusha izandla, sidle kwaeyaso inyama.
6 Kulungile ukuzalisa sandla sinye ngokuphumla, kunokuzalisa zozibini izandla ngemigudu nokusukelana nomoya.
7 Ndabuya mna, ndabona amampunge phantsi kwelanga.
8 Kukho oba yedwa, ongenaye owesibini, ongenanyana namzalwana; ingena siphelo imigudu yakhe yonke, angahluthiyo noko bubutyebi amehlo akhe. Akatsho ukuthi, Ndaphukela bani na, ndiwuhlutha nje umphefumlo wam okulungileyo? Kwanaloo nto ingamampunge, ingumzamo ombi yona.
9 Kulungile ukuba babe ngababini kunokuba abe mnye, kuba banomvuzo olungileyo ngemigudu yabo.
10 Ngokuba xa bathe bawa, omnye unokumphakamisa uwabo; yeha ke, yena oyedwa, othe wawa! kuba akukho wesibini wokumphakamisa.
11 Kananjalo ababini, bathe balala, baya kuva ukusitha; angathini na ukuva ukusitha olele yedwa?
12 Ukuba umntu uthe wamgagamela oyedwa, bona ababini baya kumisa phambi kwakhe; umsonto ontluntathu awuhle uqhawulwe.
13 Ulungile umntwana olihlwempu elumkile, ngaphezu kokumkani oselemkhulu, esisidenge, ongasakuvayo ukuyalwa.
14 Ngokuba uphuma endlwini yamakhonkxwa ukuba abe ngukumkani; ukanti uzalelwe ebukumkanini balowo ulihlwempu.
15 Ndababona bonke abadla ubomi, behamba phantsi kwelanga kunye naye umntwana, lo ungowesibini, uza kuma esikhundleni salowo.
16 Akukho kuphela kwabantu bonke, kwabo bonke angaphambi kwabo; ukanti amavela-mva akayi kuvuya ngaye. Ngokuba kwanaloo nto ingamampunge nokusukelana nomoya.




Isahluko 5

1 Gcina unyawo lwakho xeshikweni uya endlwini kaThixo; ukusondela ukuba uve, kungaphezu kokunikela kwezidenge imibingelelo; ngokuba ukungazi kwazo kwenza izinto ezimbi.
2 Musa ukungxama ngomlomo wakho, intliziyo yakho ingaphangi ikhuphe ilizwi phambi koThixo; ngokuba uThixo usemazulwini, ke wena usehlabathini; ngenxa yoko amazwi akho makabe mancinane.
3 Ngokuba ukuphupha kuza ngobuninzi bemicimbi, nezwi lesidenge liza ngobuninzi bentetho.
4 Xeshikweni uthe wabhambathisa isibhambathiso kuThixo, musa ukuzekelela ukusizalisa; ngokuba azinanzwa izidenge; loo nto uyibhambathisileyo yizalise.
5 Kulungile ukuba ungabhambathisi, kunokuba ubhambathise ungazalisi.
6 Musa ukuwuvumela umlomo wakho, ukuba uyonise inyama yakho; ungatsho phambi komthunywa kaThixo ukuthi ibikukulahleka. Yini na ukuba uThixo abe noburhalarhume ngezwi lakho asonakalise isenzo sezandla zakho?
7 Ngokuba ebuninzini bamaphupha namazwi, maninzi amampunge; ke yoyika uThixo.
8 Ukuba uthe wakubona ukucudiswa kwehlwempu, nokuhluthwa kokusesikweni nobulungisa elizweni, musa ukumangaliswa yiloo nto; ngokuba oyena uphakamileyo ukhangele phezu kophakamileyo; kukho abaphakamileyo naphezu kwabo.
9 Ilungelo lelizwe entweni yonke ngukumkani onyamekela umhlaba.
10 Othanda isilivere akaneliswa yisilivere; nalowo uthanda intabalala, akangenelwa nto. Kwanaloo nto ingamampunge.
11 Ekwandeni kwezinto ezilungileyo bayanda abazidlayo zona, abe umninizo enempumelelo eyini na, ingekuko ukwanela ukuzibona ngamehlo?
12 Bumnandi ubuthongo bosebenzayo, nokuba incinane, nokuba ininzi into ayidlayo; ke intabalala yesityebi ayisivumeli ukuba silale buthongo.
13 Kukho ububi obusisifo, endibubonileyo phantsi kwelanga; ukuthi ubutyebi obugcinelwe umninibo, bube nobubi kuye;
14 obo butyebi butshabalala ngento embi; uzala unyana, engenayo nento esandleni sakhe.
15 Njengokuba waphuma esizalweni sonina eze, uya kubuya emke njengoko weza enjalo, angathabathi nento ngemigudu yakhe, angayiphathayo ngesandla sakhe.
16 Kwanale nto bububi obusisifo, ukuba eya kumka kanye kwanjengoko weza ngako: unalungelo lini na ke owaphukela umoya?
17 Kananjalo iimini zakhe zonke uzidlela emnyameni, enengqumbo enkulu, nesifo, noburhalarhume.
18 Nantsi into endiyibonileyo mna, ilungile, intle: into yokuthi umntu adle, asele, abone okulungileyo ngemigudu yakhe yonke aphuka yiyo phantsi kwelanga, ngokwenani lemihla yobomi bakhe amnikileyo uThixo; ngokuba kusisabelo sakhe oko.
19 Kananjalo wonke umntu, athe uThixo wamnika ubutyebi nokuqweba, wamnika negunya lokudla kubo, athabathe isabelo sakhe, avuye emigudwini yakhe: sisipho sikaThixo eso.
20 Ngokuba akayikhumbuli kakhulu imihla yobomi bakhe; ngokuba uThixo eluphendula uvuyo lwentliziyo yakhe.




Isahluko 6

1 Kukho ububi endibubonileyo phantsi kwelanga, buninzi ke phezu komntu:
2 yindoda uThixo ayinike ubutyebi, nokuqweba, nozuko, ungasweli umphefumlo wayo nanye into engayinqwenelayo, aze uThixo angayiphi amandla okuyidla; ngokuba idliwa yenye indoda. Ngamampunge lawo, sisifo esibi eso.
3 Ukuba umntu uthe wazala ikhulu labantwana, wadla ubomi iminyaka emininzi, yamininzi imihla yeminyaka yakhe, umphefumlo wakhe awahlutha zizinto ezilungileyo, kananjalo akaba nangcwaba: ndithi mna, imvambilini ilungile kunaye.
4 Ngokuba ifike ingamampunge, imka kumnyama, igama layo ligutyungelwe bubumnyama;
5 kananjalo ayilibonanga ilanga, ayilazanga; le yona ilungile kunomntu lowo.
6 Nokuba ebeya kudla ubomi iwaka leminyaka kude kube kabini, angakuboni okulungileyo, ayiyi ndaweni-nye na yonke loo nto?
7 Yonke imigudu yomntu uyenzela umlomo wakhe: ukanti umphefumlo awuzali.
8 Ngokuba isilumko sisigqitha ngantoni na isidenge? Usigqitha ngantoni na olusizana, okwaziyo ukuhamba phambi kwabaphilileyo?
9 Kulungile ukubona kwamehlo ngaphezu kokuhambahamba komphefumlo. Kwanaloo nto ingamampunge nokusukelana nomoya.
10 Loo nto iselikho, yabe iselithiywe kade igama layo; yaziwa into aya kuba yiyo umntu; akanakumelana nalowo unokumeyisa.
11 Ngokuba kukho amazwi amaninzi nje, andisa amampunge; umntu unalungelo lini na ngaloo nto?
12 Ngokuba ngubani na owaziyo okumlungeleyo umntu ebomini, ngangenani lemihla yobomi bakhe obungamampunge, ayigqiba njengesithunzi? Ngokuba ngubani na onokumxelela umntu into eya kubakho emva kwakhe phantsi kwelanga?




Isahluko 7

1 Igama elilungileyo lingaphezulu nakwioli elungileyo; ulungile umhla wokufa ngaphezu komhla wokuzalwa komntu.
2 Kulungile ukuya endlwini yesijwili kunokuya endlwini yemigidi; kuba oko kukuphela kwabantu bonke, aze ophilileyo akunyamekele ngentliziyo oko.
3 Kulungile ukuba nosizi ngaphezu kokuhleka; ngokuba intliziyo iyalunga bububi bobuso.
4 Intliziyo yezilumko isendlwini yesijwili; ke intliziyo yezidenge isendlwini yovuyo.
5 Kulungile ukuva ukukhalimela kwesilumko, kunokuba umntu eve ingoma yezidenge.
6 Ngokuba njengokuqhuqhumba kwevaba ngaphantsi kwembiza, kunjalo ukuhleka kwesidenge; naloo nto ingamampunge.
7 Ngokuba ukucudisa kugezisa isilumko, siyitshabalalise intliziyo isicengo.
8 Kulungile ukugqitywa kwendawo, ngaphezu kokuqalwa kwayo; ulungile umoya ozeka kade umsindo, kunomoya ozidlayo.
9 Musa ukukungxamela ukuqumba ngomoya wakho, ngokuba ingqumbo ilala esifubeni sezidenge.
10 Musa ukuthi, Ibiyini na, le nto imihla yamandulo ibilungile ngaphezu kwale? ngokuba akuthabatheli ebulumkweni ukuyibuza loo nto.
11 Bulungile ubulumko, bunelifa, bulilungelo kwabalibonayo ilanga.
12 Ngokuba ubulumko bungumthunzi, imali ingumthunzi; ke ukugqithisela kokwazi, kukuba ubulumko buyabasindisa abo banabo.
13 Wukhangele umsebenzi kaThixo; ngokuba ngubani na onokolula into ayenze yagoso?
14 Ngomhla wentsikelelo chwayitha, nangomhla wobubi qonda kakuhle, ukuba nalo, kwanjengalowa, wenziwe nguThixo, ngenxa enokuba umntu engafumani nto emva kwakhe.
15 Le nto yonke ndiyibonile ngemihla yam engamampunge: kubakho ilungisa elitshabalalayo noko linobulungisa, kubekho ongendawo ophila ixesha elide, noko angendawo.
16 Musa ukuba lilungisa ngokukhulu, ungabi sisilumko ngokugqithiseleyo; yini na ukuba uziphanzise?
17 Musa ukuba ngongendawo ngokukhulu, ungazenzi isidenge; yini na ukuba ufe lingekabi lixesha lakho?
18 Kulungile ukuba ubambelele kule nto nakuleya, ungasiphumzi isandla sakho; ngokuba owoyika uThixo uphumelela kuzo zonke ziphela.
19 Ubulumko buyasiqinisa isilumko, ngaphezu kweshumi labanegunya abakulo mzi.
20 Ngokuba akukho mntu ulilungisa ehlabathini, wenza okulungileyo, angoni.
21 Kananjalo musa ukuyinikela intliziyo yakho kumazwi onke athethwayo, ukuze ungevi umkhonzi wakho, eselekutshabhisa;
22 ngokuba intliziyo yakho nayo iyazi izihlandlo ezininzi, ukuba uyabatshabhisa abanye nawe.
23 Ezo zinto zonke ndizilingile ngobulumko; ndathi ndiya kulumka; ke bona baba kude kum.
24 Hayi, ukuba kude kwezinto ezikhoyo, zinzulu kakhulu; ngubani na oya kuzifumana?
25 Ndajika ke mna, ndanentliziyo enga ingazi, ingasingasinga, ifume ubulumko nesigqibo seengcinga; enga ingakwazi okungendawo ukuba kukunyaba, nokumatha ukuba kukugeza.
26 Ndayifumana ikrakra ngaphezu kokufa, inkazana eyiyimigibe iphela, ezizibatha intliziyo yayo, ezandla zingamakhamandela olungileyo phambi koThixo uya kusinda kuyo, ke yena umoni uya kubanjiswa yiyo.
27 Yabona into endiyifumeneyo, itsho iNtshumayeli, ndihloma enye kwenye, ukuba ndifumane isigqibo seengcinga;
28 obumana ukuyifuna umphefumlo wam, ndingayifumani, nantsi: indoda enye ewakeni ndiyifumene, ke yona inkazana kulo lonke andiyifumananga.
29 Yabona, le nto yodwa ndiyifumene, yokuba uThixo wamenza umntu wathi tye; ke bona bafune ubuqili obuninzi.




Isahluko 8

1 Ngubani na onjengesilumko esi? Ngubani na okwaziyo ukuconjululwa kwendawo? Ubulumko bomntu bukhanyisa ubuso bakhe, buguqulwe ubungwanyalala bobuso bakhe.
2 Mna ndithi, Umthetho wokumkani wugcine, ngenxa yesifungo sikaThixo.
3 Musa ukukungxamela ukumka ebusweni bakhe; ungangeni kwiyelenqe; ngokuba into yonke ayinanzileyo uyayenza.
4 Ekubeni ilizwi lokumkani linegunya, ngubani na onokuthi kuye, Wenza ntoni na?
5 Ogcina umthetho akazi nto imbi; intliziyo yesilumko iyalazi ixesha nesi gwebo;
6 ngokuba yonke imicimbi inexesha nesigwebo; ngokuba ububi bomntu buba buninzi phezu kwakhe;
7 ngokuba engayazi into eya kubakho. Ngokuba ngubani na onokumxelela njengoko kuya kuba njalo?
8 Akukho mntu unokuwugunyazela umoya, awuthintele umoya; akukho unokuyigunyazela imini yokufa; akukho kukhululeka kuloo mfazwe; okungendawo akunakubasiza abaniniko.
9 Le nto yonke ndiyibonile, ndayinikela intliziyo yam kwizenzo zonke ezenziwayo phantsi kwelanga, ngexesha athi umntu agunyazele umntu, kube kubi kuye.
10 Ekubeni kunjalo, ndibone abangendawo bengcwatywa, begoduka; besithi endaweni engcwele bemke abo benze okulungileyo, balityalwe kuloo mzi.
11 Kwanaloo nto ingamampunge. Ekubeni isigwebo singawiswa kamsinyane emsebenzini ombi, ngenxa yoko intliziyo yoonyana babantu izele ngaphakathi kwabo kukwenza okubi.
12 Nakubeni umoni esenza okubi izihlandlo ezilikhulu, ayolule imihla yakhe, noko ndiyazi ukuba kuya kulunga kwabamoyikayo uThixo, kwaboyikayo ebusweni bakhe;
13 kungalungi kongendawo, angayoluli imihla yakhe, njengethunzi; ekubeni engoyiki ebusweni bukaThixo.
14 Kukho amampunge enzekayo ehlabathini: ukuba kukho amalungisa ahlelwa ngokokwenza kwabangendawo; kukho nabangendawo abahlelwa ngokokwenza kwamalungisa; ndathi, kwanaloo nto ingamampunge.
15 Ndaluncoma ke mna uvuyo, ngokuba kungekho nto imlungeleyo umntu phantsi kwelanga, ngaphezu kokuba adle, asele, avuye; loo nto ithane mbende naye emigudwini yakhe, ngemihla yobomi bakhe amnikayo uThixo phantsi kwelanga.
16 Xeshikweni ndayinikelayo intliziyo yam ukuba ndibazi ubulumko, ndiwubone umzamo owenzekayo ehlabathini (ngokuba nasemini nasebusuku ababoni buthongo ngamehlo abo),
17 ndasibona ke sonke isenzo sikaThixo, ukuba akanako umntu ukusifumana isenzo eso senzekayo phantsi kwelanga; nakubeni umntu esaphuka ukusifuna, akasifumani. Nokuba sithe isilumko safuna ukwazi, asinakufumana.




Isahluko 9

1 Ngokuba yonke le nto ndayinyamekela ngentliziyo yam, ndayihlela yonke le nto, yokuba amalungisa, nezilumko, nemisebenzi yabo, isesandleni sikaThixo; nokuthanda nokuthiya, akukhona ekwazini kwabantu; le nto yonke basebeyimiselwe.
2 Izinto zonke zibahlela ngokufanayo bonke: sinye isihlo kwilungisa nakongendawo; kolungileyo, kohlambulukileyo, nakoyinqambi; kobingelelayo nakongabingeleliyo; njengoko anjalo olungileyo, unjalo nomoni; ofungayo unjengalowo ukoyikayo ukufunga.
3 Le yinto embi phakathi kwezinto zonke ezenzekayo phantsi kwelanga, ukuthi sibe sinye isihlo kubo bonke; ibe nentliziyo yoonyana babantu izele bububi; ibubugeza entliziyweni yabo besadla ubomi; emveni kwabo kuyiwa kwabafileyo.
4 Ngokuba kosukuba ehlonyelwa kwabasadla ubomi, kusekho ithemba; ngokuba inja esaphilileyo ilunge ngaphezu kwengonyama efileyo.
5 Ngokuba abadla ubomi bayazi ukuba baya kufa; ke bona abafileyo abazi lutho, abasabi namvuzo; ngokuba balityelwe, abasakhunjulwa nganto.
6 Seluphelile kade uthando lwabo, nentiyo yabo, nekhwele labo; abasenasabelo naphakade ezintweni zonke ezenzekayo phantsi kwelanga.
7 Yiya udle isonka sakho unovuyo, usele iwayini yakho unentliziyo echwayithileyo; ngokuba sekukade ekholisiwe uThixo zizenzo zakho.
8 Iingubo zakho mazibe mhlophe ngamaxesha onke, neoli mayingasweleki entlokweni yakho.
9 Hlala kakuhle nomfazi omthandileyo ngemihla yonke yobomi bakho obungamampunge, akunikileyo phantsi kwelanga, ngemihla yakho yonke engamampunge; ngokuba sisabelo sakho eso ebomini, nasemigudwini yakho owaphuka yiyo phantsi kwelanga.
10 Yonke into esiyifumanayo isandla sakho ukuba siyenze, yenze ngamandla akho; ngokuba akukho kwenza, nakucinga, nakwazi, nakulumka kwelabafileyo, apho uya khona wena.
11 Ndabuya ndabona phantsi kwelanga, ukuba ukugidima asikokwabanamendu, imfazwe asiyeyamagorha; kananjalo isonka asisesezilumko; kananjalo ubutyebi asibobabanenqiqo; kananjalo ubabalo asilolwabanokwazi; ngokuba bonke bephela bafikelwa lixesha nasisihlo.
12 Ngokuba umntu akalazi nexesha lakhe; njengeentlanzi ezibanjiswe ngomnatha ombi, nanjengeentaka ezibanjiswe ngomgibe, banjalo ukurhintyelwa kwabo oonyana babantu ngexesha elibi, xa libawele ngesiquphe.
13 Nale nto ndiyibone ibubulumko phantsi kwelanga, babukhulu kum:
14 umzi omncinane unamadoda ambalwa; kweza kuwo ukumkani omkhulu, wawungqinga, wawakhela iimboniselo ezinkulu.
15 Wafumana kuwo indoda elihlwempu inobulumko; yona yawusiza umzi ngobulumko bayo; ke akubangakho mntu ubuya ayikhumbule le ndoda ilihlwempu.
16 Ndathi ke mna, Bulunge ubulumko ngaphezu kobugorha; kodwa ubulumko beli hlwempu budelekile, namazwi alo akaviwa.
17 Amazwi ezilumko, eviwe ngokuthozama, angaphezu kokunkqangaza kolawula phakathi kwezidenge.
18 Bulunge ubulumko ngaphezu kweempahla zokulwa; ke yena umoni emnye utshabalalisa okulungileyo okuninzi.




Isahluko 10

1 Iimpukane ezifileyo zinukisa zibilise amafutha omqholi; ubudenge obuncinane bunzima kunobulumko nozuko.
2 Intliziyo yesilumko ingasekunene kwaso: intliziyo yesidenge ingasekhohlo kwaso.
3 Ewe, nasendleleni, xa sithe isidenge sahamba ngayo, siyayiswela intliziyo, sihambe sisithi kubantu bonke, Ndisisidenge.
4 Ukuba ukufutha komlawuli kuthe kwenyuka kwakuchasa, musa ukuyishiya indawo yakho; ngokuba ubulali buleleza izono ezikhulu.
5 Kukho ububi endibubonileyo phantsi kwelanga, obunjengokulahleka okuphuma konegunya:
6 ubudenge bunikwa iindawo eziphezulu ezinkulu, zibe izityebi zihleli kwiindawo eziphantsi.
7 Ke ndizibone izicaka zikhwele emahasheni, namatshawe ehamba phantsi ngeenyawo njengezicaka.
8 Omba isigingqi, angeyela kuso; ochitha uthango, inyoka ingamluma.
9 Omba amatye, angenzakala; ocanda iinkuni angaba semngciphekweni.
10 Ukuba intsimbi ithe yaba buthuntu, akalulola uhlangothi lwayo, wogonyela ngoko ngamandla; ke ubulumko buyanceda bulungise.
11 Ukuba inyoka ithe yaluma kungekho kukhafula, akabi nanzuzo umnyangi.
12 Amazwi omlomo wesilumko anokubabala; ke yona imilebe yomlomo wesidenge iginya kwasona.
13 Ingqalo, yamazwi omlomo waso bubudenge, nengqibo yomlomo waso bubugeza obubi.
14 Isidenge sandisa amazwi, engakwazi umntu okuya kubakho nokuya kubakho emva kwakhe, ngubani na onokumxelela?
15 Imigudu yezidenge iyazixhamla, ezingakwaziyo ukuya emzini.
16 Yeha, wena lizwe likumkani ungumntwana, limatshawe adla kwakusasa!
17 Hayi, uyolo lwakho, lizwe likumkani ungunyana wabanumzana, limatshawe adlayo ngexesha elililo, enobugorha, engenamithayi!
18 Ngobuvila iyabhena imiqadi; ngokuthamba kwezandla iyanetha indlu.
19 Benza isidlo ukuba bahleke, iwayini ivuyise ubomi; imali ilungele iinto zonke.
20 Musa ukumtshabhisa ukumkani, nasesazeleni sakho, ungasitshabhisi nesityebi ezingontsini zakho zokulala; ngokuba intaka yasendle yolihambisa elo zwi, nento enamaphiko iyixele loo ntetho.




Isahluko 11

1 Siphose isonka sakho phezu kwamanzi, ngokuba wosifumana kwakuba ziintsuku ezininzi.
2 Yahlula izahlulo zibe sixhenxe, zibe sibhozo, ngokuba akuyazi into embi eya kubakho ehlabathini.
3 Ukuba amafu athe azala yimvula, ayithululela emhlabeni; ukuba umthi uthe wawa, wabheka ezantsi, nokuba uthe wabheka entla, kuloo ndawo uwe kuyo umthi lowo, wolala khona.
4 Ogqala umoya akayi kuhlwayela; okhangela amafu akayi kuvuna.
5 Njengokuba ungayazi ukuba yiyiphi na indlela yomoya, kwanjengokuyilwa kwamathambo esiswini somithiyo; ngokunjalo akusazi isenzo sikaThixo owenza izinto zonke.
6 Kusasa hlwayela imbewu yakho, nangokuhlwa ungasiphumzi isandla sakho; ngokuba ungazi ukuba kolunga yiphi na, nokuba yile nokuba yileya, kusini na, nokuba zolunga ngakunye zombini na.
7 Kumnandi ukukhanya, kulungile emehlweni ukulibona ilanga.
8 Ngokuba umntu, ukuba uthe wadla ubomi iminyaka emininzi, makavuye ngayo yonke iphela, noko ke akhumbule imihla yobumnyama, ukuba iya kuba mininzi. Yonke into ezayo ingamampunge.
9 Vuya, ndodana, ebutsheni bakho, ikuchwayithise intliziyo yakho ngemihla yobudodana bakho, uhambe ngeendlela zentliziyo yakho, nangokukhangela kwamehlo akho; kodwa yazi ukuba ngenxa yezo zinto zonke uThixo uya kukusa ematyaleni.
10 Yisuse ke ingqumbo entliziyweni yakho, ubudlulise ububi enyameni yakho; ngokuba ubutsha nobudoda bungamampunge.




Isahluko 12

1 Uze umkhumbule ke uMdali wakho ngemihla yobutsha bakho, ingekezi imihla yobubi, ingekafiki iminyaka owothi ngayo, Ayindiyolele;
2 lingekabi mnyama ilanga, nokukhanya, nenyanga, neenkwenkwezi, engekabuyi amafu emva kwemvula;
3 loo mini baya kungevezela abagcini bendlu, agobe amadoda anobukroti, ziyeke iintokazi ezisilayo ngokuba zimbalwa, kube mnyama kwabakhangela ngeefestile;
4 zivalwe iingcango ngasesitratweni, kwakubon’ ukuba sidambile isandi sokusila, evuka kwazisathetha iintaka, zinqwilile zonke iintombi zengoma;
5 naxeshikweni baya kuzoyika iindawo eziphakamileyo, neento eziqhiphula umbilini zibe sendleleni; utyatyambe umamangile, uchabachabase umqhathu, utshitshe umnqweno; ngokuba umntu esiya ekhayeni lakhe laphakade, bajikajike ezitratweni abambambazeli;
6 ingekaqhawuki intambo yesilivere, lityumke iselwa legolide, uqhekeke umphanda emthonjeni, yaphuke ivili iwe equleni;
7 lungekabuyeli emhlabeni uthuli, njengoko belunjalo, umoya ubuyele kuThixo owawunikayo.
8 Amampunge awo amampunge, itsho iNtshumayeli; into yonke ingamampunge.
9 Phezu koko, ngokuba iNtshumayeli ibisisilumko, yamana ibafundisa abantu ukwazi, yalinganisela, yabagocagoca, yayila imizekeliso emininzi.
10 INtshumayeli yafuna, inga ingafumana amazwi anandiphekayo, kuthi nokubhalwayo kulunge, ibe ngamazwi enyaniso.
11 Amazwi ezilumko anjengeemviko; anjengezikhonkwane ezitshonisiweyo asezintlanganiseleni, anikwe ngumalusi emnye.
12 Nangaphezu koko, nyana wam, vuseleleka; ukwenza iincwadi ezininzi akunakuphela, nokuphikela ukufunda okuninzi kudinisa inyama.
13 Ukuhlanganiswa kwentetho, yakuba ivakele into yonke, nanku: Yoyika uThixo, ugcine imithetho yakhe; ngokuba indawo leyo yimfanelo yoluntu lonke.
14 Ngokuba izenzo zonke uThixo uya kuzizisa ekugwetyweni, izinto zonke ezifihlakeleyo, nokuba zilungile nokuba zimbi.