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Isahluko 1

1 UPawulos noSilvano noTimoti babhalela ibandla labaseTesalonika elikuThixo uYise, neNkosi yethu uYesu, Kristu; bathi, Makube lubabalo kuni, noxolo oluvela kuThixo uBawo wethu, neNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu.
2 Sihlala sibulela kuye uThixo ngenxa yenu nonke; sinikhumbula emithandazweni yethu;
3 singayeki ukuwukhumbula umsebenzi wenu wokholo, nokubulaleka kwenu kothando, nokunyamezela kwenu kokuthemba iNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu, phambi koThixo uBawo wethu;
4 sikwazi, bazalwana bathandiweyo nguThixo, ukunyulwa kwenu.
5 Ngokuba iindaba ezilungileyo zethu azibangakho kuni ngantetho yodwa; zabakho nangamandla, nangoMoya oyiNgcwele, nangenkoloseko enkulu, njengoko naziyo ukuba saba ngabanjani na phakathi kwenu ngenxa yenu.
6 Nani naba ngabaxelisa thina nayo iNkosi, nalamkelayo nje ilizwi nisembandezelweni eninzi, ninovuyo loMoya oyiNgcwele;
7 nada naba yimifuziselo kubo bonke abakholwayo, abakwelaseMakedoni nelaseAkaya.
8 Kuba lahlokoma livela kuni ilizwi leNkosi, akwaba khona kwelaseMakedoni nelaseAkaya lodwa; kusuke ezindaweni zonke ukukholwa kwenu kuThixo kwaduma, ngokokude kungabi safuneka ukuba sithethe nto.
9 Kuba bona ngokwabo baxela ngathi, ukuba kwakunjani na ukungena kwethu kuni, nokokuba nathini na ukuguqukela kuThixo, niphuma kuzo izithixo, ukuze nikhonze uThixo ophilileyo oyinyaniso,
10 nilinde uNyana wakhe evela emazulwini, awamvusayo kwabafileyo, kwauYesu, osihlangulayo kuyo ingqumbo ezayo.




Isahluko 2

1 Kuba nikwazi ngokwenu, bazalwana, ukuba ukungena kwethu kuni akulambathanga;
2 sesuka, nakuba besive ubunzima ngenxa engaphambili, siphethwe kakubi eFilipi, njengoko naziyo, asafihlisa, sikuye uThixo wethu, ukuzithetha kuni iindaba ezilungileyo zikaThixo, sinomzamo omkhulu.
3 Kuba uvuselelo lwethu aluphumi kulahlekiseni, lungaphumi nasekungcoleni, lungekhona nasenkohlisweni.
4 Sithi, njengoko sicikidiweyo nguThixo, ukuba siphathiswe iindaba ezilungileyo, senjenjalo ukuthetha; singangi sikholisa abantu, kuba sikholisa uThixo ozicikidayo iintliziyo zethu.
5 Kuba kananjalo, njengoko naziyo, asizanga sibe nantetho yakucengacenga, namkhusane wakubawa, uThixo ulingqina;
6 singafuni nokufuna luzuko bantwini, nokuba kukuni, nokuba kukwabanye; nakuba besinokuba ngumthwalo ngokwabapostile bakaKristu.
7 Thina ke sisuke sathantamisa phakathi kwenu njengomdlezana osukuba ebagcinile abakhe abantwana;
8 ngokunjalo sinilangazelela nje, kwakholeka kuthi ukuba singaneli kunabela iindaba ezilungileyo zikaThixo nje kodwa, sinabele nobomi bethu, ngenxa enokuba naba ziintanda kuthi.
9 Kuba niyakukhumbula, bazalwana, ukubulaleka kwethu nemigu yethu; kuba sazivakalisa kuni iindaba ezilungileyo zikaThixo, sisebenza ubusuku nemini, ukuze singabi mthwalo nakubani kuni.
10 Ningamangqina nina kwanoThixo, ukuba saba njani na ukuba ngcwele, nokuba nobulungisa, nokungabi nakusoleka kuni bakholwayo;
11 kwanjengoko naziyo nonke ngabanye, ukuba besixelisa uyise kubantwana bakhe, siniyala, sinikhuza, siniqononondisa,
12 ukuba nihambe ngokumfaneleyo uThixo, onibizelayo kobakhe ubukumkani nobuqaqawuli.
13 Ngenxa yoko, nathi siyabulela kuye uThixo singayeki, okokuba nathi, ukulamkela ilizwi likaThixo lodaba kuthi, analamkela lililizwi labantu; nalamkela, njengokuba kunjalo okwenyaniso, lililizwi likaThixo elisebenzayo nokusebenza kuni bakholwayo.
14 Kuba nina, bazalwana, naba ngabaxelisa amabandla kaThixo akwelakwaYuda, akuKristu Yesu; ngokuba neva kwaobo bunzima nani ngabesizwe sakowenu, babuvayo nabo ngokwabo kuwe amaYuda;
15 wona ayibulalayo iNkosi uYesu kwanabawo abaprofeti, asitshutshisa nathi, engamkholosi uThixo, echasene nabantu bonke;
16 esalela thina ukuba sithethe kuzo iintlanga, ukuze zisindiswe, esenzela ukuba azalise izono zawo ngamaxesha onke. Iwafikele ke ingqumbo, kwada kwasekupheleni.
17 Thina ke, bazalwana, sanihluthwayo nje ixesha elifutshane ngesiqu, kungengantliziyo, sakhuthalela ngokugqithiseleyo ukububona ubuso benu, sinqwena kakhulu.
18 Kungoko sathandayo ukuza kuni, mna Pawulos lo, kwakanye nakabini; wesuka uSathana wasibambezela.
19 Kuba liyintoni na ithemba lethu, novuyo lwethu, nesithsaba sethu soqhayiso? Asinini aba na, phambi kweNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu ekufikeni kwayo?
20 Inene, nini uzuko novuyo lwethu.




Isahluko 3

1 Kungoko kwathi, singasenakuzibamba, kwakholeka kuthi ukuba sisale eAtene sedwa.
2 Sathuma uTimoti, umzalwana wethu, umlungiseleli kaThixo, osebenza nathi ezindabeni ezilungileyo zikaKristu, ukuze anizimase, anivuselele ngenxa yokholo lwenu,
3 kungabikho namnye ushukunyiswayo zezi mbandezelo; kuba nisazi ngokwenu ukuba simiselwe zona.
4 Kuba xenikweni besikuni, sanixelela ngenxa engaphambili ukuba siza kubandezelwa; njengokuba kwaba njalo, nani niyazi.
5 Ngenxa yoko nam ndithe, ndingasenakuzibamba, ndathumela ukuba ndilwazi ukholo lwenu, hleze abe unihendile uMhendi, saba sifuma ne sabulaleka.
6 Ngoku ke uTimoti, efikile nje kuthi evela kuni, wasishumayeza iindaba ezilungileyo zokholo nezothando lwenu; nokuba nihlala ninokusikhumbula okuhle, nilangazelela ukusibona, kwanjengokuba nathi silangazelela ukunibona.
7 Ngenxa yoko sithuthuzelekile, bazalwana, nini, kuyo yonke imbandezelo nengxakeko yethu ngalo ukholo lwenu;
8 ngokuba ngoku siphilile, ukuba nina nithi nime eNkosini.
9 Kuba singambuyekeza ngambulelo mni na uThixo ngani, kulo lonke uvuyo esivuya ngalo ngenxa yenu phambi koThixo wethu,
10 ubusuku nemini sikhunga ngokugqithiseleyo kakhulu, ukuba sibubone ubuso benu, sikuzalise ukusilela kokholo lwenu?
11 Wanga ke uThixo ngokwakhe, uBawo wethu, neNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu, angayilungisa indlela yethu yokuza kuni.
12 Yanga ke iNkosi inganandisa, inityebise eluthandweni, omnye komnye nakubo bonke, kwanjengokuba nathi sisenjenjalo kuni;
13 ukuze izizimase iintliziyo zenu, zingabi nakusoleka, zibe ngcwele phambi koThixo uBawo wethu, ekufikeni kweNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu nabo bonke abangcwele bayo.




Isahluko 4

1 Elokugqiba ngoko, bazalwana, siyanicela siniyala siseNkosini uYesu, ukuba nithi, njengokuba nakwamkelayo kuthi, okokuba nimelwe kukuthini na ukuhamba nokumkholisa uThixo, nikhule kuko ngakumbi.
2 Kuba niyazi ukuba zaba ziziyalo zini na, esaniyala ngazo ngeNkosi uYesu.
3 Kuba oku kukuthanda kukaThixo, ukungcwaliswa kwenu, ukuba nikhumke kulo uhenyuzo;
4 ukuba elowo kuni akwazi ukusizuza asiphathe esakhe isitya enobungcwalisa, enembeko;
5 angathabatheki yinkanuko, njengeentlanga ezingamaziyo uThixo;
6 ukuba kungabikho ugqithisayo, amlumkise umzalwana wakhe emcimbini lowo; ngenxa enokuba iNkosi ngumphindezeli wazo zonke ezi zinto, njengoko sasinixelele ngenxa engaphambili, saniqononondisa.
7 Kuba uThixo akasibizelanga ekungcoleni; usibizele ebungcwaliseni.
8 Ngako oko ke lowo ugibayo, akagibi mntu, ugiba uThixo, owasinikayo nokusinika uMoya wakhe oyiNgcwele.
9 Ke kaloku, ngalo uthando lobuzalwana, akufuneki ukuba ndinibhalele; kuba nina ngokwenu ningabafundiswe nguThixo ukuba nithandane;
10 kuba okunene niyakwenza oko kubo bonke abazalwana abakwelaseMakedoni liphela. Siyanivuselela ke, bazalwana, ukuba nikhule kuko oko ngakumbi;
11 nokuba nizondelele ukuba nizole, nenze ezenu izinto, nisebenze ngezenu izandla, njengoko saniyalayo;
12 ukuze nihambe ngokuzibekileyo ngakwabo bangaphandle, ningasweli nto.
13 Ke kaloku andithandi ukuba ningazi, bazalwana, mayela nabalele ukufa, ukuze ningabi buhlungu njengabanye abangenathemba bona.
14 Kuba xa sikholwa ukuba uYesu wafa, wabuya wavuka, kwangokunjalo naye uThixo woza nabo abalele ukufa ngaye uYesu, kunye naye.
15 Kuba oku siyakutsho kuni ngelizwi leNkosi ukuthi, thina babudlayo ubomi, baya kuba besekho ekufikeni kweNkosi, asisayi kubaphangela abalele ukufa.
16 Ngokuba iNkosi ngokwayo iya kuhla emazulwini inendanduluko, inelizwi lesiphatha-zithunywa, inexilongo likaThixo, baze abafele kuKristu bavuke kuqala;
17 sandule thina babudlayo ubomi, basaseleyo, sixwilelwe emafini kwakunye nabo, siye kuyikhawulela iNkosi esibhakabhakeni; size ngokunjalo sihlale sihleli, sindawonye neNkosi.
18 Ngoko ke thuthuzelanani ngala mazwi.




Isahluko 5

1 Ke kaloku ngawo amaxesha namathuba, bazalwana, akufuneki nganto ukuba ndinibhalele;
2 kuba nani ngokwenu niyazi ngokucacileyo, ukuba imini yeNkosi, njengesela ebusuku, yenjenjalo ukuza kwayo.
3 Kuba xenikweni baya kuthi, Luxolo nokunqaba, oko baya kufikelwa yintshabalaliso ngebhaqo, kwanjengenimba komithiyo; baye bengayi kukha basinde.
4 Ke nina, bazalwana, anisebumnyameni, ukuba imini leyo iniqubule njengesela.
5 Nonke nina ningabokukhanya, abemini; asingabobusuku, asingabobumnyama.
6 Ngoko ke masingalali, njengabanye aba; masiphaphe sibe ziingcathu.
7 Kuba abaleleyo balala ebusuku; nabanxilayo banxila ebusuku.
8 Ke thina bangabemini masibe ziingcathu; masinxibe isigcina-sifuba sokholo nothando, nesigcina-ntloko esilithemba losindiso.
9 Ngokuba uThixo akasimiselanga ngqumbo; usimisele ukuzuza usindiso ngayo iNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu;
10 owasifelayo, ukuze nokuba sihleli, nokuba silele, sidle ubomi kwakunye naye.
11 Kungoko ndithi, Thuthuzelanani, nakhane, kwanjengokuba nisenjenjalo.
12 Ke kaloku siyanicela, bazalwana, ukuba nibazi ababulalekayo phakathi kwenu, abanongamelayo eNkosini, abanilulekayo,
13 nibabeke ngokugqithiseleyo kakhulu ukubathanda, ngenxa yomsebenzi wabo. Hlalani ninoxolo phakathi kwenu.
14 Siyanivuselela ke, bazalwana, balulekeni abanxaxhayo; bakhuzeni abamxhelo mncinane; basekeleni abathambileyo; yibani nokuzeka kade umsindo kubantu bonke.
15 Lumkani, kungabikho bani ubuyekeza ububi ngobubi nakubani; hlalani niphuthuma okulungileyo omnye komnye, nakubantu bonke.
16 Hlalani nivuya.
17 Thandazani ningayeki.
18 Ezintweni zonke bulelani; kuba oko kukuthanda kukaThixo kuKristu Yesu ngani.
19 UMoya musani ukumcima.
20 Iziprofeto musani ukuzenza into engento.
21 Izinto zonke zicikideni, nibambe leyo intle.
22 Khumkani kuzo zonke iintlobo zenkohlakalo.
23 Wanga ke uThixo woxolo ngokwakhe anganingcwalisa niphelelisekile; uthi, ugqibelele owenu umoya nomphefumlo nomzimba, ugcinwe ngokungenakusoleka ekufikeni kweNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu.
24 Uthembekile onibizayo, oya kukwenza nokukwenza oko.
25 Bazalwana, sithandazeleni.
26 Babuliseni abazalwana bonke ngolwango olungcwele.
27 Ndiyanifungisa iNkosi ukuba le ncwadi ileswe kubo bonke abazalwana abangcwele.
28 Ubabalo lweNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu malube nani. Amen.