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Isahluko 1

1 UPawulos noTimoti, abakhonzi bakaYesu Kristu, babhalela bonke abangcwele abakuKristu Yesu, abaseFilipi, ndawonye nabaveleli nabalungiseleli;
2 bathi, Makube lubabalo kuni, noxolo, oluvela kuThixo uBawo wethu, neNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu.
3 Ndihlala ndibulela kuye uThixo wam, ekunikhumbuleni kwam konke
4 (ekukhungeni kwam konke ndikhunga ngenxa yenu nonke, ndivuyile),
5 ngenxa yobudlelane benu obubhekisele kuzo iindaba ezilungileyo, kususela kwimini yokuqala kude kube ngoku;
6 ekubeni ndikholose ngayo le nto, yokuba lowo wawuqalayo ngaphakathi kwenu umsebenzi olungileyo, wowufeza, ide ibe yiloo mini kaYesu Kristu;
7 njengokuba ndilungisa ukucinga oko ngani nonke, ngenxa yokuba nikum entliziyweni, nithe, nasezintanjeni zam, nasekuziphenduleleni kwam, nasekuziqiniseni kwam iindaba ezilungileyo, naba ngamadlelana nam ngobabalo olu, nina nonke.
8 Kuba uThixo ulingqina lam lokuba kukhulu ukunilangazelela kwam nonke, ndineemfesane zikaYesu Kristu.
9 Nako oku ndiya kuthandazela, ukuba uthando lwenu lube kukhona luphuphuma ngokuphuphuma ukwazi okukhulu, nako konke ukuqonda,
10 ukuze nizicikide izinto eziziincamisa, ukuze nibe nokusulungeka, ningabi nasiwo, nide nise kwimini kaKristu;
11 nizele ziziqhamo zobulungisa ezingoYesu Kristu, nikhangelise ekuzukiseni nasekudumiseni uThixo.
12 Ke kaloku ndinga ningazi, bazalwana, ukuba izinto ezindihleleyo, zibethe kwakukhona zihambayo iindaba ezilungileyo;
13 ngokokude iintambo zam ezi zibonakale kuyo yonke indlu yomkhosi nakwabanye bonke, ukuba zikuKristu;
14 baze abona bazalwana baninzi bathi, beseNkosini, bekholose ngeentambo zam ezi, babe kukhona benobuganga bokulithetha ilizwi, bengenakoyika.
15 Okunene abathile bamvakalisa uKristu ngomona neenkani, abanye ke bamvakalisa ngokokuzithandela.
16 Abeyelenqe abo bamazisa uKristu ngokungenyulu, beba baya kongezelela imbandezelo kwiintambo zam;
17 ke aba, benziwa luthando, bamazisa wKristu besazi ukuba ndimiselwe ukuziphendulela iindaba ezilungileyo.
18 Ibe yini ke? Noko kunjalo, ngeendlela zonke, nokuba kungokunyhwalaza, nokuba kungenyaniso, kwaziswa uKristu. Ndiyavuya kuko oko, ndaye ndisaya kuvuya.
19 Kuba ndiyazi ukuba oku kuya kuphumelela ekusindisweni kwam, ngako ukundikhungela kwenu, nangoncedo loMoya kaYesu Kristu;
20 kuye ngokulangazelela nangokuthemba kwam, ukuba andiyi kudaniswa nganto; uya kusuka ngako konke ukungafihlisi, njengokwamaxesha onke, athi nangoku enziwe mkhulu uKristu emzimbeni wam, nokuba na kungobomi, nokuba kungokufa.
21 Kuba kum mna, ukudla ubomi kunguKristu, ukufa kuyinzuzo.
22 Ke ukuba ukudla ubomi ndisenyameni kusisiqhamo somsebenzi kum oko, into ke endonyula yona andiyazi.
23 Kuba ndixinekile phakathi kwezinto ezimbini; ndinawo umnqweno wokunga ndinganduluka, ndiye kuba noKristu; kuba kokona kulungileyo kakhulu oko;
24 kodwa ukuhlala ndihleli ndisenyameni, yeyona nto ifunekayo ngenxa yenu.
25 Kananjalo, ndikholose ngoko nje, ndiyazi ukuba ndiya kuhlala ndihlale, ndihleli nani nonke, ukuze nihambele phambili, nivuyiswe lukholo;
26 ukuze iqhayiya lenu kuKristu Yesu ngam liye lisanda ngokwanda, ngako ukubuya ndibekho kuni.
27 Kodwa ke ukuhlala kwenu makube kokuzifaneleyo iindaba ezilungileyo zikaKristu, ukuze, nokuba ndifikile ndanibona, nokuba andifikanga, ndizive iindaba zenu, ukuba nimi moyeni mnye, ngamphefumlo mnye, nilwela inkolo yeendaba ezilungileyo,
28 ningothuswa nantweni-nye ngabo bachasayo; into ke leyo engumbonakalaliso wentshabalalo okunene kubo, kodwa ingumbonakalaliso wosindiso kuni, kube ke oko kuvela kuThixo.
29 Ngokuba nababalwa ukuthi, ngenxa kaKristu, ninganeli kukholwa kuye; nababalwa nokuva ubunzima ngenxa yakhe,
30 ninawo umzamo onjengalowo nawubonayo kum, nangoku niwuvayo ukuba ukho kum.




Isahluko 2

1 Ukuba ke ngoko kukho usizo kuKristu, ukuba kukho ukhuzo lothando, ukuba kukho ubudlelane boMoya,
2 ukuba kukho imfesane neemfefe, luzaliseni uvuyo lwam, ukuze nicinge nto-nye, ninaluthando lunye, ninamphefumlo mnye, nicinga nto-nye;
3 ningenzi nanye into ngokweyelenqe, nangokozuko olulambathayo. Yithini ngokuthobeka kwentliziyo omnye ambalele omnye ekuthini nguyena wongamileyo kunaye.
4 Makangathi elowo axunele kwezakhe izinto zodwa, elowo makaxunele nakwezabanye.
5 Yibani nale ngcinga kuni, wayenayo kuye uKristu Yesu:
6 yena wathi, esebumeni bukaThixo, akathi ukulingana kwakhe oku noThixo kulixhoba;
7 usuke wazihluba, wathabatha ubume bomkhonzi, enziwe wafana nabantu;
8 wathi ngemo efunyenwe enjengomntu, wazithoba, waba ngolulamileyo, wada wesa ekufeni, ukufa ke kwasemnqamlezweni.
9 Kungoko athe uThixo wamphakamisa kakhulu, wamnika igama elingaphezu kwawo onke amagama;
10 ukuze ngegama likaYesu onke amadolo agobe, awabasemazulwini, nawabasemhlabeni, nawabaphantsi komhlaba;
11 zithi zonke iilwimi zixele ukuba uYesu Kristu uyiNkosi, kuze kuzukiswe uThixo uYise.
12 Ngoko ke, zintanda zam, njengokuba nahlala ninokuva, lusebenzeni nilufeze olwenu usindiso, ninokuzoyikela nokungcangcazela; ningangi nenjenjalo xa ndikhoyo kodwa, manibe kukhona nenjenjalo Xa ndingekhoyo.
13 Kuba nguThixo okusebenzayo Ngaphakathi kwenu ukuthanda oko, kwanokusebenza oko, ngenxa yenkolelo yakhe.
14 Izinto zonke zenzeni ningenakukrokra, ningenakuthandabuza,
15 ukuze nibe ngabangenakusoleka, abangenabuqhinga; nibe ngabantwana bakaThixo abangenakubekwa bala esazulwini sesizukulwana esigoso, esigwenxa; enithi phakathi kwabo nibonakale ninjengezikhanyiso ehlabathini, nibambelele elizwini lobomi;
16 nibe liqhayiya lam, nide nise kwimini kaKristu, ukuba andifumananga ndabaleka, kanjalo andifumananga ndabulaleka.
17 Ewe, nokuba ndiyathululwa ngokomnikelo phezu kombingelelo nombuso wokholo lwenu, ndiyavuya, ndivuyisana nani nonke.
18 Yithini ke ngokoko nani nivuye, nivuyisane nam.
19 Ke kaloku ndithembele eNkosini uYesu, ukuba ndonithumela uTimoti kamsinya, ukuze nam ndonwabe, ndakuzazi iindawo ezingani.
20 Kuba andinamntu wumbi, umphefumlo uvana nowam, owothi ayikhathalele ngokwenyaniso imicimbi engani.
21 Kuba bonke bafuna ezabo izinto, zingezizo ezikaYesu Kristu.
22 Ukucikideka ke kwakhe niyakwazi: ukuba wathi, njengomntwana kuyise, wakhonza kunye nam kuzo iindaba ezilungileyo.
23 Lowo ke ngoko ndithembe ukumthuma kwaoko, xa ndithe ndayiqonda imicimbi engam.
24 Ke ndikholose ngeNkosi, ukuba nam ngokwam ndoza kamsinya.
25 Kodwa ke ndibe kuyafuneka ukuba ndinithumele uEpafrodito, umzalwana wam osebenza nam, umphumi-mkhosi nam, umthunywa wenu ke, umlungiseleli wam kwiintswelo zam;
26 ekubeni ke ebenilangazelela nina nonke, edandatheka, ngenxa enokuba nevayo ukuba wayesifa.
27 Kuba okunene wayesifa, ephantse ukufa. Ke uThixo wamenzela inceba; akenzela yena yedwa, wenzela nam lo, ukuze ndingabi buhlungu, ndibuhlungu kade.
28 Kukhona ngoko ndimthuma ngokukhawuleza, ukuze nithi nakumbona nibuye nivuye, kuthi nokwam ukuba buhlungu kudambe.
29 Mamkeleni ke ngokwaseNkosini, ninovuyo lonke; nibabeke abo banjalo;
30 ngokuba, ngenxa yomsebenzi kaKristu, wada waphantsa ukufa, ebenza isichenge ubomi bakhe, ukuze enzelelele ukusilela kwenu ekundilungiseleleni.




Isahluko 3


1

1 Elokugqiba, bazalwana bam, vuyani niseNkosini. Ukunibhalela kwaezo zinto akunqenekile okunene kum, ke nina kuyaninqabisa.
2 Zilumkeleni izinja, balumkeleni abasebenzi beento ezimbi, balumkeleni aborhunulo.
3 Kuba abolwaluko sithi, thina bakhonza uThixo ngomoya, siqhayise ngoKristu Yesu, singakholosi ngenyama;
4 nakuba mna ndibe ndingakholosayo ngenyama; ukuba kukho bani uba unokukholosa ngenyama, bendingaba ngakumbi mna:
5 ndalukayo ngomhla wesibhozo, ndingowenzala kaSirayeli, ndingowesizwe sikaBhenjamin, umHebhere wamaHebhere, ngokomthetho ndingumFarisi,
6 ngokwenzondelelo ndilitshutshisa ibandla, ngokobulungisa obo basemthethweni ndingongenakusoleka.
7 Ndisuke, zona ezo zinto zabe ziyinzuzo kum, zona ezo ndazibalela ekuthini ziyinkxwaleko ngenxa kaKristu.
8 Ewe, okunene, ndisuka izinto zonke ndizibalele ekuthini ziyinkxwaleko, ngenxa yokongama kokumazi uKristu Yesu iNkosi yam; endithe ngenxa yakhe ndonakalelwa zezi zinto zonke, ndizibalela ekuthini ziyinkunkuma, ukuze ndimzuze uKristu,
9 ndifunyanwe ndikuye, ndingenabo obam ubulungisa, obo basemthethweni; ndinobo bungokukholwa kuKristu, ubulungisa ke obuphuma kuThixo ngalo ukholo;
10 ukuba ndimazi, kwanamandla ovuko lwakhe, nokuba ndibe nobudlelane naye ngeentlungu zakhe, ndifaniswe noko kufa kwakhe;
11 ukuba ndingade ndifikelele ekuvukeni kwabafileyo.
12 Kungekuko ukuthi sendamkele, nokuthi sendigqibelele; ke ndiphuthuma ukuba ndingakuganga na nokukuganga oko, ndathi nam ndagangelwa khona nguye uKristu Yesu.
13 Bazalwana, mna andizibaleli ekuthini ndigangile; ke ndenza nto-nye: ndithi, ndizilibala izinto ezisemva, ndisolulela kweziphambili,
14 ndiphuthume ngokoxunele umvuzo wobizo lwaphezulu lukaThixo kuKristu Yesu.
15 Ngoko masithi, ngangoko singako thina bagqibeleleyo, sicinge oko; kanjalo ukuba nicinga into ngokukumbi, uThixo wonityhilela naleyo.
16 Noko ke, apho sifikelele khona, masihambe ngamgca mnye, masicinge nto-nye.
17 Yibani ngabaxelisa mna, bazalwana, nixunele kubo abahamba ngokunjalo, njengokuba ninomfuziselo, thina aba ke.
18 Kuba baninzi abahambayo, endathetha futhi kuni ngabo, ngoku ke ndithetha ndilila nokulila, ndisithi, bazizo iintshaba zomnqamlezo kaKristu;
19 abasiphelo siyintshabalalo, abaThixo usisisu sabo, abaluzuko lulihlazo labo, abanyamekela izinto zomhlaba.
20 Kuba thina ikowethu lisemazulwini, apho kananjalo silinde khona kwauMsindisi, iNkosi uYesu Kristu;
21 eya kuwenza kumila kumbi umzimba wokuthobeka kwethu, ukuze wona wenziwe ufane nawo umzimba wozuko lwakhe, ngokokusebenza kwalowo unako ukuzithobela phantsi kwakhe zonke izinto.




Isahluko 4

1 Ngoko ke, bazalwana bam abaziintanda, balangazelelwayo, luvuyo lwam, sithsaba sam, yimani ngokunjalo eNkosini, zintanda.
2 UWodiya ndiyamyala, noSintike ndiyamyala, ukuba bacinge nto-nye beseNkosini.
3 Ndiyakucela nawe, sinxulumana senyaniso, bambisana nabo bafazi bazama nam ezindabeni ezilungileyo, kwanoKlemente, nabanye abasebenzisi bam, abamagama asencwadini yobomi.
4 Vuyani eNkosini amaxesha onke; ndiyaphinda ndithi, Vuyani.
5 Ukuthantamisa kwenu makwazeke kubantu bonke. INkosi ikufuphi.
6 Ningaxhaleli nto; mazithi iingcelo zenu ezintweni zonke, ngako ukuthandaza nokukhunga, ndawonye nokubulela, zaziswe kuye uThixo.
7 Lwaye uxolo lukaThixo, olugqithisele kuko konke ukuqonda, luya kuzigcina iintliziyo zenu neengqiqo zenu kuKristu Yesu.
8 Elokugqiba, bazalwana, ndithi, iinto zonke eziyinene, iinto zonke ezindilekileyo, iinto zonke ezibubulungisa, iinto zonke ezinyulu, iinto zonke ezithandekayo, iinto zonke eziludumo lulungileyo, ukuba kukho sidima, ukuba kukho ndumiso, zithelekeleleni ezo zinto.
9 Kwa-ezo zinto nazifundayo, nazamkela, naziva, nazibona kum, yenzani zona ezo; waye uThixo woxolo eya kuba nani.
10 Ke kaloku ndaye ndivuya eNkosini kakhulu, ukuba ngoku kokugqibela kude kwathi ukukunyamekela kwenu okwam, kwabuya kwatyatyamba: enaye nikunyamekele okunene, koko ke naniswele ithuba.
11 Kungekuko ukuba ndithetha ngokuswela; kuba mna ndafunda ukuthi entlalweni endikuyo ndanele.
12 Ndiyazana nobuhlwempu, ndiyazana nobutyebi; kuko konke, nasezintweni zonke, ndiqhelanisiwe nokuhlutha kwanokulamba, nokutyeba kwanokuswela.
13 Ndinokuzenza izinto zonke, ndikulowo undomelezayo, uKristu.
14 Noko ke natyapha ukuba nobudlelane nam ngembandezelo.
15 Nani ke baseFilipi, niyazi ukuba, ekuqalekeni kweendaba ezilungileyo ezi, xenikweni ndaphumayo kwelaseMakedoni, akubangakho nalinye ibandla eladlelana nam, ngokusingisele emcimbini wokunikela nowokwamkela, yaba nini nedwa.
16 Ngokuba, naseTesalonika, kwaba kanye nakabini nithumela, nindinceda ekusweleni kwam.
17 Ingekuko ukuba ndibe ndifuna ukuphiwa; ikukuba ndibe ndifuna isiqhamo esandela emcimbini wenu.
18 Ke ndinezinto zonke nje, ndityebile, ndihluthi, ndizamkele nje kuEpafrodito izinto ezavela kuni: ivumba elimnandi, umbingelelo owamkelekileyo, okholekileyo kakuhle kuye uThixo.
19 Ke uThixo wam wokwenzelelela konke ukuswela kwenu ngokobutyebi bakhe, ngokozuko olukuKristu Yesu.
20 Kuye ke uThixo, uBawo wethu, malubekho uzuko, kuse emaphakadeni asemaphakadeni. Amen.
21 Bulisani bonke abangcwele abakuKristu Yesu. Bayanibulisa abazalwana abanam.
22 Bayanibulisa bonke abangcwele, ngokukodwa ke aba bendlu kaKesare.
23 Ubabalo lweNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu malube nani nonke. Amen.