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Isahluko 1

1 UPawulos, umpostile kaYesu Kristu, ngokommiselo kaThixo uMsindisi wethu, neNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu, iThemba lethu,
2 ubhalela uTimoti, umntwana wakhe kanye ngokwaselukholweni; uthi, Makube lubabalo, inceba, uxolo, oluvela kuThixo uBawo, noKristu Yesu iNkosi yethu.
3 Njengoko ndakuyalayo ukuba uhlale e-Efese, ndakuba mna ndisiya kwelaseMakedoni, ndenjenjalo ukukuyala nangoku, ukuze ubathethele abanye, bangafundisi mfundiso yimbi;
4 kananjalo banganyamekeli zintsomi namilibo yakuzalwa engaphele ndawo, izinto ezo ezibanga iimbuzwano, zingahambisi lona ulwakho lukaThixo olungokholo.
5 Ke intsingiselo yoyalo iluthando oluphuma entliziyweni ehlambulukileyo, nasesazeleni esilungileyo, naselukholweni olungahanahanisiyo;
6 abathe abathile, beziphosile ezo nto, baphambukela ekuthetheni okungento yanto;
7 bethanda ukuba ngabafundisi bomthetho, phofu bengaziqiqi izinto abazithethayo, kwanezo bazingqinayo.
8 Siyazi ke ukuba umthetho mhle, ukuba umntu uthi awuphathe ngokomthetho;
9 ngokwazi oku, ukuba umthetho lo awuwiselwe lungisa, uwiselwe ke abachasene nomthetho, nabangenakululama, abangahloneli Thixo, nabangaboni, abangengcwele, nabahlambeli, ababethiyise nababethi-nina, izigwinta,
10 abenzi bombulo, amadoda alalanayo, amasela abantu, amaxoki, amafunga-buxoki, nokuba kukho nto yimbi ichasene nemfundiso ephilileyo;
11 ngokweendaba ezilungileyo zozuko lukaThixo osikelelekileyo, endaphathiswa zona mna.
12 Kananjalo ndinombulelo kowandomelezayo, uKristu Yesu iNkosi yethu, kuba wandibalela ekuthini ndithembekile, endimisela ebulungiselelini;
13 nakuba ngaphambili ndandingumnyelisi, nomtshutshisi, nomphathi kakubi; ndesuka ndenzelwa inceba, ngokuba ndakwenza oko ndingazi, ndisekungakholweni;
14 ke lwanda ngokuncamisileyo ubabalo lweNkosi yethu, lunokholo nothando olukuKristu Yesu.
15 Lithembekile ilizwi eli, lifanelwe kukwamkelwa konke, eli lokuba uKristu Yesu weza ehlabathini ukuba asindise aboni; endingomkhulu kubo mna;
16 noko ke ndesuka ndenzelwa inceba ngenxa yoku, ukuze uYesu Kristu akubonakalalisele kum, mna ungomkhulu, konke ukuzeka kade umsindo, ndibe ngumzekelo kwabo baza kukholwa kuye, base ebomini obungunaphakade.
17 Ke kaloku, kuye uKumkani wawo amaphakade, ongenakonakala, ongenakubonakala, kuThixo olumkileyo yedwa, makubekho imbeko nozuko, kuse emaphakadeni asemaphakadeni. Amen.
18 Olu yalo ndilubeka phambi kwakho, mntwana wam Timoti, ngokweziprofeto ezandulelayo ngawe, ukuze ulwe ngazo ukulwa okuhle,
19 unokholo nesazela esilungileyo, ethe inxenye, isigibile, yaphukelwa ngumkhombe mayelana nokholo;
20 inoHimenayo noAlesandire, endabanikelayo kuSathana, ukuze baqeqeshwe ukuba banganyelisi.




Isahluko 2

1 Ndiyavuselela ngoko kuqala kwiinto zonke, ukuba kwenziwe izikhungo, imithandazo, izibongozo, imibulelo, ngenxa yabantu bonke;
2 ngenxa yookumkani nabo bonke abasekongameni, ukuze sihlale ngokonwaba nangokuzola, sinokuhlonela uThixo, nokundileka konke.
3 Kuba oku kuhle, kwamkelekile emehlweni oMsindisi wethu uThixo;
4 onga yena bangasindiswa bonke abantu, bafikelele ekuyazini inyaniso.
5 Kuba mnye uThixo; mnye nomlamli phakathi koThixo nabantu, umntu uKristu Yesu,
6 lowo wazinikelayo ukuba abe yintlawulelo yokukhulula abantu bonke; ubungqina ke obo bokungqinwa ngamaxesha angawabo;
7 endithe ndamiselwa bona mna, ukuba ndibe ngumshumayeli nompostile (ndithetha inyaniso ndikuKristu, andixoki), umfundisi weentlanga elukholweni nasenyanisweni.
8 Ngoko ndinga angathandaza amadoda kuzo zonke iindawo, ephakamisa izandla ezingcwele, engenangqumbo, engenantandabuzo.
9 Kwangokunjalo mabathi nabafazi banxibe iingubo ezifanelekileyo, beneentloni, benesidima, ingabi kukuphotha iinwele, nokunxitywa kwegolide neeperile, nesambatho esixabiso likhulu;
10 mabathi (ngokufanele abafazi abathi bahlonela uThixo), bavathe imisebenzi elungileyo.
11 Umfazi, ezolile, makafunde ethobele konke.
12 Umfazi ke andimvumeli ukuba afundise, nokuba ayilawule indoda; makazole.
13 Kuba kwabunjwa uAdam kuqala, kwandula ke ukubunjwa uEva.
14 Kanjalo akulukuhlwanga Adam; kulukuhlwe umfazi, waba sekugqitheni.
15 Noko ke wosindiswa ngokuzala, ukuba bathe bema elukholweni, naseluthandweni, nasebungcwaliseni, benesidima.




Isahluko 3

1 Lithembekile ilizwi eli lithi, Ukuba ubani ungxamele ubuveleli, unqwenela umsebenzi omhle.
2 Umveleli ngoko umelwe kukuthi abe ngongenakukhalazelwa, eyindoda yamfazi mnye, eyingcathu, enesidima, ezibekile, ebuka iindwendwe, enokufundisa;
3 engageziswa yiwayini, engembethi, engemngxameli wanzuzo imbi. Makabe ngothantamisayo, engalwi, engemthandi wamali;
4 eyongamele kakuhle eyakhe indlu, abantwana bakhe bemthobele, benokundileka konke
5 (kuba ukuba umntu akakwazi ukuyongamela eyakhe indlu, angathini na ukuphatha ibandla likaThixo?);
6 angabi ngosandula ukungeniswa, ukuze angathiwa lwale likratshi, eyele ekugwetyweni koMtyholi.
7 Kanjalo ke umelwe kukuthi abe nobungqina obuhle obuvela kwabangaphandle, ukuze angeyeli engcikivweni nasesibatheni soMtyholi.
8 Kwangokunjalo abalungiseleli bamelwe kukuba nokundileka, bangabi ntlolela yombini, bangazinikeli kwiwayini eninzi, bangangxameli nzuzo imbi;
9 mababe nemfihlo yokholo esazeleni esihlambulukileyo.
10 Nabo aba ke mabacikidwe ukuqala; bandule ke ukulungiselela, bengabangenakumangaleleka.
11 Kwangokunjalo abafazi bamelwe kukuba nokundileka, bangabi ngabahlebi; mababe ziingcathu, bathembeke ezintweni zonke.
12 Abalungiseleli mababe ngamadoda abafazi ngabanye, besongamela kakuhle abantwana nezindlu ezizezabo.
13 Kuba abo balungiselele kakuhle, bazizuzela isimo esihle, nokungafihlisi okukhulu ekukholweni, okukuKristu Yesu.
14 Ezi zinto ndizibhala kuwe, ndithembe ukuba ndiya kuza kuwe kamsinya.
15 Ukuba ke ndithe ndalibala, ndikubhalela ukuze wazi, ukuba kumelwe kukuthiwani na ukuhanjwa endlwini kaThixo, yona ilibandla likaThixo ophilileyo, intsika nesiseko sayo inyaniso.
16 Kananjalo, ngokuvunyiweyo, inkulu imfihlelo yona leyo yokuhlonela uThixo: lowo wabonakalaliswa esenyameni, wagwetyelwa esemoyeni, wabonakala kwizithunywa zezulu, wavakaliswa phakathi kweentlanga, kwakholwa kuye ehlabathini, wenyuswa waba sebuqaqawulini.




Isahluko 4


1

1 Ke kaloku uMoya uthi ngokucacileyo inxenye iya kumka elukholweni, ngamaxesha asemva, inyamekele oomoya abalahlekisayo, neemfundiso zeedemon;
2 imka nohanahaniso lwabathetha ubuxoki, betshiswe isazela sabo ngentsimbi;
3 bengavumi ukuba kuzekwe, nokuba kudliwe izinto ezadalwa nguThixo, ukuze zamkelwe ngombulelo ngabo bakholwayo, bayaziyo inyaniso.
4 Ngokuba sonke isidalwa sikaThixo sihle; asiyonto yakulahlwa, ukuba samkelwe ngombulelo;
5 kuba singcwaliswa ngalo ilizwi likaThixo nangezibongozo.
6 Ukuba uthe ezi zinto wazibeka phambi kwabazalwana, woba ngumlungiseleli omhle kaYesu Kristu, wondliwe ngamazwi okholo, nawemfundiso entle oyilandelayo.
7 Ke zona iintsomi ezihlambelayo zamaxhegokazi zimangale. Ziqhelise ukuhlonela uThixo.
8 Kuba eyeyomzimba ingqeqesho inceda kancinane; ke kona ukuhlonela uThixo kunceda ngako konke, kunedinga lobomi bakalokunje, nobobo buza kubakho.
9 Lithembekile ilizwi elo, lifanelwe kukwamkelwa konke.
10 Kuba sibulalekela, singcikivelwe oko; ngokuba sithembele kuThixo ophilileyo, onguMsindisi wabantu bonke, ngokukodwa owabakholwayo.
11 Bathethele ezi zinto, ufundise zona.
12 Makungabikho namnye ubudelayo ubuncinane bakho; suka ube ngumzekelo wabakholwayo ngentetho, ngehambo, ngothando, ngokholo, ngobunyulu.
13 Nyamekela imfundo, uvuselelo, imfundiso, ndide ndifike.
14 Ungasihilizeli isipho esingokubabalwa, esikuwe; owasinikwayo ngesiprofeto, kunye nokubekwa izandla yintlanganiso yamadoda amakhulu.
15 Zinyamekele ezo zinto, hlala kwezo zinto, ukuze ukuhambela kwakho phambili kubonakale kwinto yonke.
16 Zilumkele wena nemfundiso yakho; hlala uhleli kwezo zinto; kuba ngokwenza oko, wozisindisa wena, ubasindise nabo bakuvayo.




Isahluko 5

1 Indoda enkulu musa ukuyithethisa kabukhali, yiyale njengoyihlo; amancinane, njengabazalwana;
2 abafazi abakhulu, njengoonyoko; abancinane, njengoodade, unobunyulu bonke.
3 Babeke abahlolokazi abangabahlolokazi ngenene.
4 Ke ukuba kukho mhlolokazi uthile unabantwana, nokuba ngabazukulwana, ukuqala mabafunde ukuhlonela elabo ikhaya, bababuyekezele umbuyekezo ooninakhulu; kuba oko kuhle, kwamkelekile emehlweni kaThixo.
5 Ke yena ongumhlolokazi ngenene, eshiywe yedwa, uthembela kuThixo; uhlala ehleli ekukhungeni nasemithandazweni ubusuku nemini.
6 Kodwa yena oxhamla iziyolo ufile, nakuba ngathi udla ubomi.
7 Bathethele ezi zinto, ukuze bangabi nakukhalazeleka.
8 Ukuba ke umntu akabakhathalele abakhe, ngokukodwa abendlu yakhe, ulukhanyele ukholo, unobubi ngaphezu kongakholwayo.
9 Makangabalelwa enanini labahlolokazi umhlolokazi ongaphantsi kweminyaka emashumi mathandathu; owayengumfazi wandoda-nye,
10 engqinelwe ngemisebenzi emihle, ukuba wondle abantwana, ukuba wamkele iindwendwe, ukuba uzihlambile iinyawo zabangcwele, ukuba ubasizile ababandezelweyo, ukuba usukelene nemisebenzi yonke elungileyo.
11 Ke bona abahlolokazi abatsha bamangale; kuba xa bathe badimala nguKristu, bothanda ukwenda;
12 benesigwebo sokuba balutshitshisile ukholo lokuqala.
13 Kunye noko ke bafunda ukungasebenzi nto, bethungelana nezindlu; banganeli kungasebenzi nto kodwa, basuka kananjalo babe ngamapholopholo, bazifake kwizinto zabanye, bathethe izinto ezingafanelekileyo.
14 Ngoko ndinga abahlolokazi abatsha bangenda, bazale, babe ngabanikazi-mizi, bangamniki ochasayo nalinye ithuba lokutshabhisa.
15 Kuba inxenye iseyiphambukele emva koSathana.
16 Ukuba kukho ikholwa, nokuba likholwakazi, elinabahlolokazi, malibasize, lize ibandla lingasindwa, ukuze lona lisize abangabahlolokazi ngenene.
17 Amadoda amakhulu, awongamela kakuhle, makabalelwe ekuthini afanelwe yimbeko ephindwe kabini, ngokukodwa lawo abulalekayo elizwini nasemfundisweni.
18 Kuba sitsho isibhalo ukuthi, Uze ungayibophi umlomo inkomo ibhula; nokuthi, Umsebenzi uwufanele umvuzo wakhe.
19 Ukumangalelwa kwendoda enkulu musa ukukwamkela, kungabangakho mangqina mabini nokuba mathathu.
20 Abo bonayo, bohlwaye emehlweni abantu bonke, ukuze nabanye aba babe nokoyika.
21 Ndiyakuqononondisa emehlweni kaThixo, neNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu, nezithunywa zezulu ezinyuliweyo, ukuba uzigcine ezi zinto ungaqali ugwebe, ungenzi nto ngokwayama bani.
22 Ungangxami ubeke izandla phezu kukabani, kanjalo ungadlelani nabanye ngezono zabo; zigcine nyulu.
23 Musa ukuba sasela manzi; sela intwana yewayini, ngenxa yesisu sakho, nobulwelwe bakho obufuthi.
24 Izono zabanye abantu zisekuhleni kanye, ziyandulela ukuya emgwebeni; abanye ke ziyabalandela nokubalandela.
25 Kwangokunjalo nemisebenzi emihle isekuhleni kanye, naleyo ingenjalo ayinako ukufihlakala.




Isahluko 6

1 Onke ke amakhoboka aphantsi kwedyokhwe, ndinga ke angababalela abaniniwo ekuthini, bafanelwe yimbeko yonke, ukuze igama likaThixo nemfundiso inganyeliswa.
2 Lawo ke ankosi zikholiweyo, makangazideli ngakuba zingabazalwana; makube kukhona azikhonzayo, ngokuba zingamakholwa, ziziintanda ezingamadlelana ngomsebenzi wokusiza. Bafundise ezi zinto, ubavuselele.
3 Ukuba umntu ufundisa mfundiso yimbi, angavumani namazwi aphilileyo angaweNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu, nemfundiso engokokuhlonela uThixo:
4 uthiwe lwale likratshi, engazi lutho kakuhle; ufa kukukhanuka iimbuzwano namaphike amazwi, ekuthi kwezo nto kuphume umona, iinkani, izinyeliso, izirhano ezingendawo,
5 iimpikiswano zochuku lwabantu abonakele iingqiqo, abahluthwe inyaniso, beba ukuhlonela uThixo kukusekeleza inzuzo.
6 Ke kona ukuhlonela uThixo, kundawonye nokwanela, kusekeleze inzuzo enkulu.
7 Kuba sibe singangenanga nanto ehlabathini; kuyabonakala kananjalo ukuba asinakuphuma nanto.
8 Sinento ke edliwayo neyambathwayo, masanele zezo zinto.
9 Ke abo banga bangaba zizityebi, beyela ekuhendweni, nasesibatheni, nasezinkanukweni ezininzi ezibubudenge ezenzakalisayo; zona zibatshonisayo abantu ekonakaleni, nasekutshabalaleni.
10 Kuba ukuthanda imali yingcambu yeento zonke ezimbi: abathe abathile, ngokuzolulela kuko, balahlekana nokholo, bazibhodloza ngobuhlungu obuninzi.
11 Ke wena, mntu kaThixo, zibaleke ezo zinto; phuthuma ke ubulungisa, ukuhlonela uThixo, ukholo, uthando, unyamezelo, ubulali.
12 Wuzame umzamo omhle wokholo; bubambe ubomi obungunaphakade, owabizelwa nokubizelwa kubo, waza waluvuma uvumo oluhle emehlweni amangqina amaninzi.
13 Ndiyakuthethela emehlweni kaThixo, ozidlisa ubomi zonke izinto, nasemehlweni kaKristu Yesu, owangqina wavuma uvumo oluhle phambi koPontiyo Pilato,
14 ukuba uwugcine umthetho lo, ungabi nabala, ungabi nakukhalazelwa, kude kufike ukubonakala kweNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu,
15 aya kukubonakalisa ngawakhe amaxesha; lowo usikelelekileyo, ukuphela konamandla, uKumkani kakumkani, uNkosi kankosi;
16 okuphela konokungafi, ehleli ekukhanyeni okungenakusondelwa; ekungekho namnye kubantu owakha wambona, nonako ukumbona; kuye makubekho imbeko namandla angunaphakade. Amen.
17 Abazizityebi kweli phakade langoku bathethele bangakratshi, bangathembeli butyebini bungagqalekiyo; mabathembele kuThixo ophilileyo, obeka phambi kwethu izinto zonke ngokobutyebi, ukuba zidliwe;
18 benze okulungileyo, babe zizityebi zemisebenzi emihle, babe nokwaba kakuhle, babe nobudlelane;
19 baziqwebele isiseko esihle, base exesheni eliza kuza, ukuze babubambe ubomi obungunaphakade.
20 Wa, Timoti, loo nto uyiphathisiweyo yigcine, uphambuke ezintethweni ezingezizo, ezihlambelayo, nakwiinkcaso zokwazi, okubizwa njalo kuxokwa;
21 abasuke abathile, bethe banako oku kwazi, baluphosa ukholo. Ubabalo malube nawe. Amen.