EkaYakobi

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Isahluko 1

1 UYakobi, umkhonzi kaThixo neNkosi uYesu Kristu, ubhalela izizwe ezilishumi elinazibini eziziintsali, ebulisa.
2 Kubaleleni ekuthini kuluvuyo olukhulu, bazalwana bam, xa nithe nagaxeleka ezilingweni ngezilingo,
3 nisazi nje ukuba ucikido lokholo lwenu lusebenza umonde.
4 Umonde ke mawube nomsebenzi ozalisekileyo, ukuze nibe ngabazalisekileyo, abagqibeleleyo, ningaswele nto.
5 Ukuba ke ubani kuni uswele ubulumko, makacele kuThixo, onika bonke engenakumbi, engangcikivi; wobunikwa.
6 Ke makacele ekholwa, engathandabuzi; kuba lowo uthandabuzayo ufana nokulatyuza kolwandle, luqhutywa ngumoya, luntsileka.
7 Kuba loo mntu makangabi uya kwamkela nto kuyo iNkosi.
8 Indoda emphefumlo umbaxa iyahlozinga kuzo zonke iindlela zayo.
9 Ke umzalwana othobekileyo makaqhayise ngako ukuphakama kwakhe;
10 osisityebi ke makaqhayise ngako ukuthobeka kwakhe; ngokuba uya kudlula njengentyantyambo yengca.
11 Kuba lithi lakuphuma ilanga, kunye nolophu, liyitshise ingca, ize ke intyantyambo yayo ivuthuluke, buthi nobuhle bembonakalo yayo butshabalale; siya kwenjenjalo nesityebi ukungcumbeka eluhambeni lwaso.
12 Inoyolo indoda ekunyamezelayo ukulingwa; ngokuba yothi, yakuba icikidekile, isamkele isithsaba sobomi, ebabeke ngedinga iNkosi abo bayithandayo.
13 Makungabikho namnye utshoyo akuhendwa ukuthi, Ndihendwa kwaThixo; kuba uThixo akanakuhendeka kokubi, akahendi namnye ke yena.
14 Elowo ke uhendwa akutsalwa, abanjiswe, yeyakhe inkanuko.
15 Ithi inkanuko, yakuba ithabathile, izale isono; sithi ke isono, sakuba sikhulelwe, sizale ukufa.
16 Musani ukulahlekiswa, bazalwana bam baziintanda.
17 Sonke isipho esilungileyo, naso sonke isipho esigqibeleleyo, sesaphezulu; sihla sivela kuye uYise wezikhanyiso, ongenabuyambo nasithunzi sakujika.
18 Uthandile, wasizala ngelizwi lenyaniso, ukuze sibe yintlahlela yazo izidalwa zakhe.
19 Ngoko ke, bazalwana bam baziintanda, makathi umntu wonke enze msinya ukuva, enze kade ukuthetha, enze kade ukuqumba;
20 kuba ingqumbo yendoda ayisebenzi bulungisa bukaThixo.
21 Kungoko endithi, yithini, nibubekile nxamnye bonke ubunyhukunyhuku nokuphuphuma ulunya, namkele ninobulali ilizwi elimiselweyo kuni, elinako ukuyisindisa imiphefumlo yenu.
22 Yibani ke ngabenzi belizwi, ningabi ngabaphulaphuli kodwa, nizidephisela.
23 Ngokuba umntu, ukuba ungumphulaphuli nje welizwi, engemenzi walo, lowo ufana nendoda eqiqa ubuso bayo bobuntu esipilini;
24 kuba iyaziqiqa, imke, ilibale kwaoko ukuba ibinjani na.
25 Ke yena oqondela emthethweni ogqibeleleyo wayo inkululeko, ahlale ehleli kuwo, lowo, ethe nje akaba ngumphulaphuli olibalayo, esuke waba ngumenzi womsebenzi: yena uya kuba noyolo ekwenzeni kwakhe.
26 Ukuba ubani kuni uba ungonqulayo, abe engalubambi ngomkhala ulwimi lwakhe, elukuhla intliziyo yakhe, unqulo lwalowo alunto yanto.
27 Unqulo lona oluhlambulukileyo, olu ngadyobhekileyo phambi koThixo uBawo, lulo olu: kukuvelela iinkedama nabahlolokazi embandezelweni, yabo: kukuzigcina engenabala kulo ihlabathi.




Isahluko 2

1 Bazalwana bam, musani ukukuphatha ngokukhetha buso bamntu, ukukholwa yiNkosi yethu yozuko, uYesu Kristu.
2 Kuba, xa kuthe kwangena endlwini yenu yesikhungu indoda enemisesane yegolide, inengubo eqaqambileyo; kwaza ke kwangena ihlwempu, lineengubo ezimdaka;
3 naza nakhangela kulowo uvethe ingubo eqaqambileyo, nathi kuye, Hlala apha kakuhle wena; nathi kulo ihlwempu, Yima phaya wena; mhlawumbi, Hlala phantsi apha ngasesihlalweni seenyawo zam:
4 anicalulanga na ke phakathi kwenu, naba ngabagwebi abanezicamango ezingendawo?
5 Yivani, bazalwana bam baziintanda: uThixo akawanyulanga na amahlwempu eli hlabathi, ukuba abe zizityebi zokholo, neendlalifa zobukumkani, awababeka ngedinga abo bamthandayo?
6 Ke nina nilihlazisile ihlwempu. Izityebi azinishicileli na? Zona azinirholeli ematyaleni na?
7 Zona azilinyelisi na igama elihle elo, nabizwa ngalo?
8 Ukuba okunene niyawuzalisa umthetho wakomkhulu, ngokwesibhalo esithi, Uze umthande ummelwane wakho ngoko uzithanda ngako, nityaphile;
9 kodwa ukuba nikhetha ubuso bomntu, nisebenza isono, niyohlwaywa ngumthetho ngokwabagqithi.
10 Kuba yena oya kuwugcina umthetho uphela, akhubeke mthethweni mnye, unetyala layo yonke.
11 Kuba lowo wathi, Musa ukukrexeza, ubuye wathi, Musa ukubulala. Ke, ukuba akukrexezi, kodwa ubulala, usewuthe waba ngumgqithi-mthetho.
12 Yithini ukuthetha, yithini ukwenza, nenze njengabaza kugwetywa ngomthetho wenkululeko.
13 Kuba umgwebo awuyi kuba natarhu kulowo ungenzanga nceba; kananjalo inceba iyawuqhayisela umgwebo.
14 Kunceda ntoni na, bazalwana bam, ukuba umntu uthi unokholo, abe imisebenzi ke engenayo? Lunako yini na ukumsindisa ukholo lwakhe?
15 Ukuba ke umzalwana, nokuba ngudade, bathi bahambe ze, beswele ukudla imihla ngemihla,
16 athi ke omnye wenu kubo, Hambani ninoxolo, yothani, hluthani; nibe ke ningabaniki izinto ezo ziwufaneleyo umzimba: kunceda ntoni na?
17 Ngokunjalo nalo ukholo, ukuba luthi lungabi namisebenzi, lufile ngokukokwalo.
18 Wosuka omnye, athi, Wena unokholo, ke mna ndinemisebenzi; ndibonise ukholo lwakho olungenamisebenzi yakho; nam ndokubonisa ngokwasemisebenzini yam ukholo lwam.
19 Wena uyakholwa ukuba uThixo mnye; uyatyapha; nazo iidemon ziyakholwa, zibe namanwele.
20 Uyathanda na ke ukwazi, mntundini ungento, ukuba ukholo olu, ingekho imisebenzi, lufile?
21 UAbraham, ubawo wethu, akagwetyelwanga na ngokwasemisebenzini, akumnikela uIsake, unyana wakhe, phezu kwesibingelelo?
22 Uyabona ukuba ukholo lwalusebenzisana nemisebenzi yakhe, lwenziwa wagqibelela ukholo ngokwasemisebenzini?
23 Saza sazaliseka isibhalo esithi, Wakholwa ke uAbraham nguye uThixo; kwaza oko kwabalelwa ebulungiseni kuye, wabizwa ngokuba sisihlobo sikaThixo.
24 Niyabona ke ngoko, ukuba umntu uyagwetyelwa ngokwasemisebenzini; kungabi ngokwaselukholweni lodwa.
25 Ngokunjalo ke, noRahabhi, ihenyukazi, akagwetyelwanga na ngokwasemisebenzini, akubamkela ngobubele abathunywa, abakhuphele phandle ngayimbi indlela?
26 Kuba, kwanjengokuba umzimba, ungekho umoya, ufile, ngokunjalo ukholo, ingekho imisebenzi, lufile nalo.




Isahluko 3

1 Musani ukuba ngabafundisi abaninzi, bazalwana bam, nisazi nje ukuba siya kwamkela olona lukhulu ugwebo.
2 Kuba siyakhubeka kaninzi sonke. Ukuba umntu akakhubeki zwini, lowo uyindoda egqibeleleyo, enako ukuwubamba ngomkhala nawo umzimba uphela.
3 Yabona, sifaka imikhala emilonyeni yamahashe, ukuba asithambele, siwajike umzimba wawo uphela.
4 Yabona, nayo imikhombe, imikhulu kangaka nje, iqhutywa nje yimimoya enamandla, ijikwa ngomthi wokujika omncinanana, iye apho sukuba umlawuli angxamele ukuba ingaya ngakhona.
5 Ngokunjalo nalo ulwimi, lulilungu elincinanana nje, luyagwagwisa kakhulu. Yabona ke, umlilo omncinane utshisa ihlathi elikhulu.
6 Nolwimi olu ngumlilo, lihlabathi elizele kukungalungisi; lunjalo ulwimi ukuhlala phakathi kwamalungu ethu. Lona luyawudyobha umzimba uphela, luvuthisa intenda yobomi; lona ke luvuthiswa sisihogo somlilo.
7 Kuba zonke iimvelo zezinto ezizitho zine, kwanezeentaka, nezezinambuzane, kwanezezinto eziselwandle, ziyadanjiswa, kanjalo sezikhe zadanjiswa yimvelo eyiyeyabantu;
8 ke lona ulwimi alunaye noko amnye ebantwini, unokuludambisa; lubububi obungenakubanjwa, luzele bubuhlungu obubulalayo.
9 Ngalo siyambonga uThixo uYise, nangalo siyabaqalekisa abantu abenziwe ngokomfanekiselo kaThixo.
10 Kwakulo mlomo mnye kuphuma intsikelelo nengqalekiso. Akufanelekile, bazalwana bam, ukuba ezi zinto zibe nje.
11 Umthombo umpompoza amnandi nakrakra kwangelo liso linye, yini na?
12 Unako yini na, bazalwana bam, umkhiwane ukuvelisa iinkozo zomnquma, uthi umdiliya uvelise amakhiwane? Ngokunjalo akukho namnye umthombo ongavelisa amanzi amtyuba namnandi.
13 Ngubani na olumkileyo, owaziyo kakuhle phakathi kwenu? Makayibonise imisebenzi yakhe ngehambo entle, enobulali bobulumko.
14 Ke, ukuba ninomona okrakra neyelenqe entliziyweni yenu, musani ukuyiqhayisela nokuyixoka inyaniso.
15 Obo bulumko asibubo obuhla phezulu; bobasemhlabeni, bobemvelo, bobeedemon.
16 Kuba apho kukhoyo umona neyelenqe, kubakho isiphithiphithi nemicimbi emibi yonke.
17 Ke bona ubulumko baphezulu ukuqala bunyulu, buze bube boboxolo; buyancendezela, buthozame kakuhle, buzele yinceba neziqhamo ezilungileyo; abunankani, abunaluhanahaniso.
18 Isiqhamo ke sobulungisa sihlwayelwa ngoxolo ngabo benza uxolo.




Isahluko 4

1 Zivela phi na iimfazwe nokulwa phakathi kwenu? Aziveli na apha eziyolweni zenu, eziwaphumela umkhosi amalungu enu?
2 Niyakhanuka, ningabi nakuzuza nto noko; niyabulala, nizonde, ningabi nakufumana nto noko; niyalwa, nenze imfazwe, ningabi nakuzuza nto ke, ngenxa yokuba ningaceli.
3 Niyacela, ningamkeli noko, ngenxa enokuba nicela kakubi, ukuze oko nikuchithele iziyolo zenu.
4 Bakrexezindini, bakrexezikazindini, anazi na ukuba ubuhlobo balo ihlabathi bubutshaba kuye uThixo? Othe ngoko wanga angaba sisihlobo salo ihlabathi, uzenza utshaba lukaThixo.
5 Okanye niba isibhalo esi sifumana sisitsho na, ukuthi, Umoya owahlala ngaphakathi kwethu ulangazelela ukukhweleta?
6 Ke ubabala kakhulu ngakumbi. Kungoko sithi, UThixo uyabachasa abanekratshi, abababale abazithobileyo.
7 Mthobeleni ngoko uThixo. Mchaseni ke uMtyholi, wonibaleka.
8 Sondelani kuye uThixo, wosondela kuni. Hlambululani izandla, boni, nenze nyulu iintliziyo, nina bamphefumlo umbaxa.
9 Yibani ziindwayi, nikhedame, nilile; ukuhleka kwenu makujike kube kukukhedama, nalo uvuyo lwenu lube kukuthi dakumba.
10 Zithobeni emehlweni eNkosi, yoniphakamisa.
11 Musani ukuthetha okubi omnye ngomnye, bazalwana. Lowo uthetha okubi ngomzalwana, amgwebe umzalwana wakhe, uthetha okubi ngomthetho, agwebe umthetho; ke, ukuba uyawugweba umthetho, akumenzi wamthetho, ungumgwebi.
12 Mnye uMmisi-mthetho, lowo unako ukusindisa nokutshabalalisa; ungubani na wena, umgwebayo omnye?
13 Wenani kaloku, nina nitshoyo ukuthi, Namhla, nokuba kungomso, siya kuya kulaa mzi, senze khona umnyaka ube mnye, sirhwebe, sizuze;
14 kanti nina aba anikwazi kakuhle okwangomso. Kuba buyintoni na ubomi benu? Bungumphunga obonakala ixesha elincinane, uze ke uthi shwaka.
15 Endaweni yokuba nithi, Ukuba iNkosi ithe yathanda, saphila, siya kwenza le nto, nalaa nto.
16 Ngoku ke niqhayisa ngokuqhankqalaza kwenu; konke ukuqhayisa okunjalo akundawo.
17 Ngoko kowaziyo ukwenza okuhle, angakwenzi, kulowo kusisono.




Isahluko 5

1 Wenani kaloku, zityebi, lilani nenze isijwili ngeenkxwaleko zenu ezizayo.
2 Ubutyebi benu bubolile, neengubo zenu zidliwe ngamanundu.
3 Igolide nesilivere yenu idliwe ngumhlwa; umhlwa wazo uya kuba lingqina ngakuni, uyidle inyama yenu njengomlilo. Niziqwebele ubutyebi ngeemini zokugqibela.
4 Yabonani, umvuzo wabasebenzi, abavune amasimi enu, lowo ubandeziweyo nini, uyakhala; kwaye ukubhomboloza kwabavuni abo kungenile ezindlebeni zeNkosi yemikhosi.
5 Nadla ubuncwane emhlabeni apha, naxhamla iziyolo, nazondla iintliziyo zenu njengamhla kuxheliweyo.
6 Namgweba, nambulala olilungisa; yena akanichasi.
7 Nyamezelani ngoko, bazalwana, ide ifike iNkosi. Niyabona, umlimi uyasilinda isiqhamo sawo umhlaba esinexabiso elikhulu, anyamezele ngaso, side samkele eyaphambili neyasemva imvula.
8 Nyamezelani nani, zizimaseni iintliziyo zenu, ngokuba ukufika kweNkosi kusondele.
9 Musani ukukrokrelana omnye nomnye, bazalwana, ukuze ningagwetywa; yabonani, uMgwebi umi phambi komnyango.
10 Bathabatheni, bazalwana bam, abaprofeti ababethetha egameni leNkosi, babe ngumzekelo wokuva ubunzima, nowokunyamezela.
11 Yabonani, sithi, banoyolo abo banyamezelayo. Unyamezelo lukaYobhi naluva, nesigqibo seNkosi nasibona, ngokuba iNkosi inemfesane enkulu, inenceba.
12 Ke kaloku, ngaphezu kweento zonke, bazalwana bam, musani ukufunga, nokuba lizulu, nokuba ngumhlaba, nokuba sesinye isifungo esiyini; makathi ke uewe wenu abe nguewe, nohayi abe nguhayi, ukuze ningeyeli ekugwetyweni.
13 Kukho mntu na phakathi kwenu uva ububi? Makathandaze. Kukho mntu na unomxhelo owonwabileyo? Makenze indumiso.
14 Kukho mntu na ufayo phakathi kwenu? Makabizele kuye amadoda amakhulu alo ibandla, athandaze wona phezu kwakhe, akuba emthambisile ngeoli, egameni leNkosi;
15 wothi umthandazo wokholo umsindise lowo uleleyo, iNkosi imvuse; nokuba ubethe wenza izono, wozixolelwa.
16 Xelelanani iziphoso, nithandazelane, ukuze niphiliswe. Sinamandla kakhulu isikhungo selungisa, siyeyisa.
17 UEliya wayengumntu oluvo lunjengolwethu, wathandaza umthandazo ukuba ingani; ayana emhlabeni iminyaka emithathu eneenyanga ezintandathu.
18 Wabuya wathandaza, laza izulu lanika imvula, umhlaba wavelisa isiqhamo sawo.
19 Bazalwana, ukuba uthe omnye phakathi kwenu walahleka enyanisweni, wathi ubani wamguqula,
20 makazi ukuba lowo wamguqulayo umoni ekulahlekeni kwakhe, woba usindise umphefumlo ekufeni, wagubungela inkitha yezono.