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Isahluko 1

1 UNkulunkulu esekhulumile endulo kokhokho ngabaprofethi ngamathuba amaningi nangezindlela eziningi,
2 ekugcineni kwale mihla ukhulume kithina ngeNdodana ayimise ibe yindlalifa yakho konke, owadala ngayo futhi izwe.
3 Yona ethi ingukumenyezela kwenkazimulo yakhe, ifuze yena uqobo, iphasa konke ngezwi lamandla ayo, isiyenzile ukuhlanzwa kwezono, yahlala ngakwesokunene soMkhulu kweliphezulu,
4 seyaba nkulu kunezingelosi, njengalokhu igama eliyifa layo likhulu kunelazo.
5 Ngokuba yiyiphi yezingelosi ake asho kuyo ukuthi: “UyiNdodana yami wena, namuhla ngikuzele,” na? nokuthi: “Ngiyakuba nguYise kuyona, yona ibe yiNdodana kimina,” na?
6 Futhi mhla engenisa oyizibulo emhlabeni uthi: “Nezingelosi zonke zikaNkulunkulu mazikhuleke kuye.”
7 Ngezingelosi uthi: “Owenza izingelosi zakhe zibe yimimoya, izikhonzi zakhe zibe ngamalangabi omlilo.”
8 Kepha ngeNdodana uthi: “Isihlalo sakho sobukhosi, Nkulunkulu, singesaphakade naphakade; intonga yobuqotho iyintonga yombuso wakho.
9 Uthandile ukulunga, wazonda ububi; ngalokho-ke uNkulunkulu, uNkulunkulu wakho, ukugcobile ngamafutha enjabulo ngaphezu kwabafowenu,”
10 nokuthi: “Wena Nkosi, ekuqaleni wabeka isisekelo somhlaba; amazulu angumsebenzi wezandla zakho.
11 Wona ayakubhubha, kepha wena umi njalo; wona onke ayakuguga njengengubo.
12 Njengesambatho uyakuwagoqonga, njengengubo ayakuguquka. Kepha wena unguye njalo, iminyaka yakho ayiyukuphela.”
13 Kepha yiyiphi yezingelosi ake asho kuyo ukuthi: “Hlala ngakwesokunene sami, ngize ngenze izitha zakho zibe yisenabelo sezinyawo zakho,” na?
14 Azisibo yini zonke omoya bokukhonza abathunyelwe ukukhonza ngenxa yabayakudla ifa lokusindiswa na?


Isahluko 2

1Ngalokho kakhulu nga siqaphelisisa esikuzwileyo, funa mhlawumbe sikhukhulwe.
2 Ngokuba uma izwi elakhulunywa ngezingelosi laqiniseka, nakho konke ukuphambuka nokungalaleli kwaphindiselwa ngokufaneleyo,
3 thina siyakuphunyuka kanjani, uma sidebesela ukusindiswa okungaka na? — okwakhulunywa kuqala ngeNkosi, kwaqiniswa kithina yilabo abamuzwayo,
4 uNkulunkulu futhi efakaza kanye nabo ngezibonakaliso, nangezimangaliso, nangemisebenzi yamandla eyizinhlobo nhlobo, nangokwabelwa kukaMoya oNgcwele ngokwentando yakhe.
5 Ngokuba kwakungesizo izingelosi athobisela phansi kwazo izwe elizayo esikhuluma ngalo.
6 Kepha omunye ufakazile endaweni ethile ngokuthi: “Umuntu uyini ukuba umkhumbule, noma indodana yomuntu ukuba uyinake, na?
7 Isikhashana wamenza waba mncinyane kunezingelosi; wambeka umqhele wenkazimulo nodumo, wammisa phezu kwemisebenzi yezandla zakho, izinto zonke wazibeka phansi kwezinyawo zakhe.”
8 Ngokuba ekubekeni izinto zonke phansi kwakhe kashiyanga lutho olungabekwanga phansi kwakhe. Kepha kalokhu asikaziboni izinto zonke zibekiwe phansi kwakhe;
9 kodwa siyambona owenziwe waba mncinyane isikhashana kunezingelosi, uJesu, ebekiwe umqhele wenkazimulo nodumo ngenxa yokuhlupheka kokufa, ukuze ngomusa kaNkulunkulu ezwe ukufa ngenxa yabo bonke.
10 Ngokuba kwakumfanele yena, okukhona konke ngenxa yakhe nokukhona konke ngaye, ukuba, lapho eyisa amadodana amaningi enkazimulweni, amphelelise ngezinhlupheko yena oyinkosi yokusindiswa kwabo.
11 Ngokuba ongcwelisayo nabangcweliswayo bonke baphuma kumunye; ngakho-ke akananhloni ukubabiza ngokuthi: Ngabafowethu,
12 ethi: “Ngizakushumayeza abafowethu igama lakho, ngihlabelele ngawe phakathi kwebandla,”
13 futhi: “Ngiyakubeka ithemba lami kuye,” futhi: “Bheka mina nabantwana uNkulunkulu anginike bona.”
14 Ngakho-ke njengokuba abantwana bahlanganyela igazi nenyama, naye uqobo wahlanganyela khona lokho, ukuze ngokufa amchithe obe nawo amandla okufa onguSathane,
15 abakhulule bonke labo abathi ngokwesaba ukufa ekuhambeni kwabo konke babeboshelwe ebugqileni.
16 Ngokuba akahlangulisi izingelosi, kodwa uhlangulisa inzalo ka-Abrahama.
17 Ngakho-ke kwamfanela ukuba abe njengabafowabo kukho konke, ukuze abe ngumpristi omkhulu ohawukelayo nothembekayo kokukaNkulunkulu, kube yinhlawulo yezono zabantu.
18 Ngokuba lokhu wahlupheka yena uqobo elingwa, unamandla okusiza abalingwayo.


Isahluko 3

1 Ngakho-ke, bazalwane abangcwele, enihlanganyela ukubiza kwasezulwini, qaphelani umPhostoli nomPristi omkhulu wesivumo sethu uJesu,
2 owayethembeka kuyena owammisayo, njengoMose naye wayenjalo endlini yakhe yonke.
3 Ngokuba lowo kwathiwa ufanele inkazimulo enkulu kunoMose, njengalokhu oyakhileyo indlu unodumo olukhulu kunendlu.
4 Ngokuba yileyo ndlu yakhiwa ngothile; kepha owakha konke nguNkulunkulu.
5 UMose kambe wayethembekile endlini yakhe yonke njengenceku, kuze kube ngubufakazi balokho obekuzakukhulunywa,
6 kepha uKristu uthembekile njengendodana phezu kwendlu yakhe, esiyindlu yakhe thina, uma sibambisisa isibindi nentokozo yethemba liqine kuze kube sekupheleni.
7 Ngalokho njengokusho kukaMoya oNgcwele ukuthi: “Namuhla, uma nilizwa izwi lakhe,
8 ningazenzi lukhuni izinhliziyo zenu njengasekucunuleni ngosuku lokulingwa ehlane,
9 lapho oyihlo bangilinga bengihlola, noma bebona imisebenzi yami iminyaka engamashumi amane;
10 ngalokho nganengwa yileso sizukulwane, ngathi: ‘Bayaduka njalonjalo enhliziyweni yabo, abazazanga izindlela zami,’
11 ngaze ngafunga ekuthukutheleni kwami, ngathi: ‘Abayikungena ekuphumuleni kwami.’ ”
12 Xwayani, bazalwane, ukuba nakoyedwa kini kungabikho nhliziyo embi, engakholwayo, emhlubukisa kuNkulunkulu ophilayo;
13 kepha yalanani imihla ngemihla kusathiwa namuhla, ukuze kungabikho kini owenziwa lukhuni ngokukhohlisa kwesono,
14 ngokuba sesingabahlanganyela kuKristu, uma sibambisisa ithemba lethu lokuqala kuze kube sekupheleni.
15 Uma kuthiwa: “Namuhla, uma nilizwa izwi lakhe, ningazenzi lukhuni izinhliziyo zenu njengasekucunuleni,”
16 pho-ke, yibaphi abezwayo bacunula na? Akusibo bonke abaphuma eGibithe ngoMose na?
17 Yibaphi-ke anengwa yibo iminyaka engamashumi amane na? Kwakungesibo abonayo, abazidumbu zabo zawa ehlane na?
18 Yibaphi afunga kubo ngokuthi abayikungena ekuphumuleni kwakhe, uma kungesibo abangalalelanga na?
19 Siyabona-ke ukuthi babengenakungena ngenxa yokungakholwa kwabo.


Isahluko 4

1 Ngakho-ke masesabe ukuba, kuthi kusekhona isithembiso sokungena ekuphumuleni kwakhe, kungabikho noyedwa kini obonakala esele emuva.
2 Ngokuba phela nathi sashunyayezwa ivangeli njengabo; kepha izwi abalizwayo alibasizanga bona, lokhu lingahlangananga nabezwayo ngokukholwa.
3 Ngokuba siyangena ekuphumuleni thina esikholwayo njengokusho kwakhe ukuthi: “Kanjalo ngafunga ekuthukutheleni kwami, ngathi: ‘Abayikungena ekuphumuleni kwami,’ ” nakuba imisebenzi yayenziwa kwasekusekelweni kwezwe.
4 Ngokuba ushilo endaweni ethile ngosuku lwesikhombisa ukuthi: “UNkulunkulu waphumula ngosuku lwesikhombisa emisebenzini yakhe yonke,”
5 nakule ndawo uthi futhi: “Abayikungena ekuphumuleni kwami.”
6 Ngakho-ke lokhu kusasele ukuba abanye bangene kukho, nalabo abashunyayezwa kuqala ivangeli bengangenanga ngokungalaleli,
7 uyanquma futhi usuku oluthile oluthiwa Namuhla, esho ngoDavide emva kwesikhathi esingaka njengokushiwo kuqala ukuthi: “Namuhla, uma nilizwa izwi lakhe, ningazenzi lukhuni izinhliziyo zenu.”
8 Ngokuba uma uJoshuwa wayebaphumuzile, wayengayikukhuluma emva kwalokhu ngolunye usuku.
9 Ngakho-ke kubasalele abantu bakaNkulunkulu ukuphumula kwesabatha.
10 Ngokuba ongenile ekuphumuleni kwakhe yena uphumula emisebenzini yakhe njengoNkulunkulu kweyakhe.
11 Ngakho-ke masikhuthalele ukungena kulokho kuphumula, ukuze kungawi muntu ngaleso siboniso sokungalaleli.
12 Ngokuba izwi likaNkulunkulu liphilile, linamandla, libukhali kunezinkemba zonke ezisika nhlangothi zombili, lihlaba kuze kwahlukaniswe umphefumulo nomoya, amalungu nomnkantsha, lahlulela imicabango nezizindlo zenhliziyo;
13 futhi akukho nto edaliweyo engabonakali phambi kwakhe, kepha konke kwambuliwe kusobala emehlweni akhe esiyakuzilanda kuye.
14 Ngakho-ke lokhu sinomPristi omkhulu kakhulu odabulile amazulu, uJesu iNdodana kaNkulunkulu, masibambelele kuso isivumo sethu.
15 Ngokuba asinaye umPristi omkhulu ongenakuzwelana nobuthakathaka bethu, kepha olingiwe kukho konke njengathi, engenasono.
16 Ngakho-ke masisondele ngesibindi esihlalweni somusa ukuba samukeliswe isihawu, sifumane umusa wokusiza ngesikhathi esifaneleyo.


Isahluko 5

1 Ngokuba yilowo nalowo mpristi omkhulu okhethwa kubantu umiselwa abantu kokukaNkulunkulu, ukuze anikele izipho nemihlatshelo ngenxa yezono;
2 angabekezelela abangazi lutho nabadukayo, lokhu naye uzungeziwe ngubuthakathaka;
3 ngenxa yabo kufanele ukuba, njengalokhu enikela ngezono zabantu, anikele kanjalo nangezakhe.
4 Akukho muntu ozithathela leso sikhundla, kuphela obizelwa kuso nguNkulunkulu njengo-Aroni.
5 Kanjalo noKristu akazidumisanga yena aze abe ngumpristi omkhulu, kepha wadunyiswa nguye owakhuluma kuye, wathi: “UyiNdodana yami wena, namuhla ngikuzele,”
6 njengokuba esho nakwenye indawo ngokuthi: “Wena ungumpristi kuze kube phakade ngokokuma kukaMelkisedeki,”
7 owathi esenikele emihleni yenyama yakhe ngemikhuleko, nokunxusa, nokudazuluka okukhulu, nezinyembezi kuyena onamandla okumsindisa ekufeni, wezwiwa ngenxa yokumesaba uNkulunkulu.
8 Noma eyiNdodana, wafunda ukulalela ngalokho ahlupheka ngakho;
9 esephelelisiwe waba yisisusa sokusindiswa okuphakade kubo bonke abamlalelayo,
10 ebizwa nguNkulunkulu ukuthi umpristi omkhulu ngokokuma kukaMelkisedeki.
11 Sinokuningi esingakusho ngalokho, okulukhuni ukuchasisela, lokhu senaba buthuntu ekuzweni.
12 Ngokuba noma benifanele ukuba nibe ngabafundisi, uma kuya ngesikhathi, nisadinga futhi ukuba kube khona onifundisa iziqalo zezifundiso zamazwi kaNkulunkulu; senaba ngabadinga ubisi, kungesikho ukudla okuqinileyo.
13 Ngokuba lowo odla ubisi akakaqondi lutho lwezwi lokulunga, ngokuba uyingane.
14 Kepha ukudla okuqinileyo kungokwabakhulileyo, abathi ngokujwayela ukuwusebenzisa umqondo, sebenawo osulungele ukwahlukanisa okuhle nokubi.


Isahluko 6

1 Ngakho-ke masidlule esifundisweni sokuqala ngoKristu, siqhubekele kokupheleleyo, singabuyi sibeke isisekelo sokuphenduka emisebenzini efileyo, nokukholwa nguNkulunkulu,
2 nesifundiso sombhapathizo nokubeka izandla, nokuvuka kwabafileyo nokwahlulelwa okuphakade.
3 Siyakukwenza lokho, uma uNkulunkulu evuma.
4 Ngokuba akunakwenzeka ukuba labo asebake bakhanyiswa banambitha isiphiwo sasezulwini, benziwa abahlanganyeli kuMoya oNgcwele,
5 banambitha izwi elihle likaNkulunkulu namandla ezwe elizayo,
6 babuye bahlubuka — akunakwenzeka ukuba babuye bavuswe, baphenduke, lokhu sebezibethelela iNdodana kaNkulunkulu, bayithela ngehlazo obala.
7 Ngokuba umhlabathi, ophuze imvula efika kaningi phezu kwawo, umilisa imifino ebasizayo abawulinyelwayo, uyabusiswa nguNkulunkulu;
8 kepha uma uveza ameva nekhakhasi, uyaleka, useduze nokuqalekiswa, ukuphela kwawo ngukushiswa.
9 Kepha siyethemba ngani bathandekayo okuhle kunalokho, ngisho okuqondene nokusindiswa, noma sikhuluma kanje.
10 Ngokuba uNkulunkulu kasiye ongalungile ukuba akhohlwe umsebenzi wenu nothando enalubonakalisa ngakulo igama lakhe, lokhu nibakhonzile abangcwele, nisabakhonza.
11 Kepha sinxanela ukuba yilowo nalowo kini abonakalise lokho kukhuthalela, lize liphelele ithemba kuze kube sekupheleni,
12 ukuba ningabi buthuntu, kodwa nibalingise labo abadla ifa lesithembiso ngokukholwa nangokubekezela.
13 Ngokuba lapho uNkulunkulu wamthembisa u-Abrahama, wazifunga yena, lokhu kungekho omkhulu kunaye angamfunga,
14 wathi: “Impela ngiyakukubusisa nokukubusisa, ngiyakukwandisa nokukwandisa,”
15 kanjalo kwathi esebekezele, wakuzuza okwathenjiswayo.
16 Ngokuba abantu bafunga omkhulu kunabo; kubona isifungo siyaqeda ukuphikisana konke, siqinise.
17 Kulokhu-ke uNkulunkulu, ethanda kakhulu impela ukubonisa izindlalifa zesithembiso ukungaguquleki kwecebo lakhe, walamula ngesifungo,
18 ukuze ngezinto ezimbili ezingeguquleke, uNkulunkulu angeqambe amanga ngazo, sibe nenduduzo enamandla thina esibalekele ekulibambeni ithemba esilimiselweyo,
19 esinalo njengehange lomphefumulo, liqinile, ligxilile, lingena kokungaphakathi kwesihenqo,
20 lapho uJesu eyisigijimi sokusandulela wangena khona, esewaba ngumpristi omkhulu kuze kube phakade ngokokuma kukaMelkisedeki.


Isahluko 7

1 Ngokuba uMelkisedeki lo, inkosi yaseSalema, umpristi kaNkulunkulu oPhezukonke, owahlangabeza u-Abrahama mhla ebuya ekubulaleni amakhosi, wambusisa;
2 u-Abrahama wamabela okweshumi kukho konke yena ogama lakhe lithi kuqala ukuhunyushwa kwalo inkosi yokulunga, bese kuba yinkosi yaseSalema, okungukuthi inkosi yokuthula,
3 engenayise, engenanina, engenaluzalo, engenakuqala kwezinsuku nakuphela kokuphila, kepha efaniswe neNdodana kaNkulunkulu, uhlala engumpristi njalonjalo.
4 Qondani-ke ukuthi ungakanani yena owanikwa okweshumi kwempango ngu-Abrahama ukhokho.
5 Nalabo bamadodana kaLevi abamukeliswa ubupristi banomyalo wokuthatha okweshumi kubantu ngokomthetho, okungukuthi kubafowabo, ingani baphume okhalweni luka-Abrahama;
6 kepha yena ongabalwa ozalweni lwabo uthathile okweshumi ku-Abrahama, wambusisa lowo onezithembiso.
7 Kepha akunakuphikwa ukuthi omncinyane ubusiswa ngomkhulu.
8 Lapha-ke abantu abafayo bamukeliswa okweshumi, kepha lapho ngofakazelwa ukuthi uyaphila.
9 Futhi kungathiwa noLevi owamukela okweshumi watheliswa okweshumi ngaye u-Abrahama,
10 ngokuba wayesesokhalweni lukayise mzukwana uMelkisedeki emhlangabeza.
11 Uma-ke kwakukhona ukuphelela ngobupristi bukaLevi ngokuba isizwe samiselwa bona ngomthetho — kwakusaswelekelani ukuba kuvele omunye umpristi ngokukaMelkisedeki engabizwa ngokokuma kuka-Aroni na?
12 Ngokuba uma ubupristi buguquliwe, kuyadingeka ukuba kuguqulwe nomthetho.
13 Kepha lowo okushiwo lokho ngaye ungowesinye isizwe okungabanga bikho kuso umuntu owake wakhonza e-altare.
14 Ngokuba kusobala ukuthi iNkosi yethu ivele kuJuda, isizwe uMose angakhulumanga lutho ngaso ngobupristi.
15 Ikakhulu kusobala lokho, uma kumiswa omunye umpristi ofana noMelkisedeki,
16 ongamiswanga ngomthetho womyalo wenyama kodwa ngamandla okuphila okungabhubhiyo.
17 Ngokuba kufakazwa ngaye ukuthi: “Wena ungumpristi kuze kube phakade ngokokuma kukaMelkisedeki.”
18 Ngokuba umthetho wokuqala uyachithwa ngenxa yobuthakathaka bawo nokungasizi kwawo,
19 lokhu umthetho awuphelelisanga lutho, kepha sekungeniswa ithemba elingcono, esisondela ngalo kuNkulunkulu.
20 Futhi ngalokho ukuthi akubanga ngaphandle kokufunga — ngokuba labo kambe babekwa babe ngabapristi ngaphandle kokufunga,
21 kepha yena wabekwa ngokufunga nguye owasho kuye ukuthi: “INkosi yafunga, ayiyikuzisola, yathi: ‘Wena ungumpristi kuze kube phakade.’ ”
22 Ngokungakho-ke uJesu waba yisiboniso sesivumelwano esingcono.
23 Kulabo-ke baba baningi ababekwa babe ngabapristi, ngokuba bathiyeka ngenxa yokufa ukuba baqhube njalo;
24 kepha yena, ngenxa yokuba ehlala phakade, unobupristi obungenakuguquka;
25 ngakho-ke unamandla okusindisa ngokupheleleyo abeza kuNkulunkulu ngaye, lokhu ephilela njalo ukubamela.
26 Ngokuba umpristi omkhulu onjalo usifanele thina, ongcwele, ongenacala, ongenabala, owahlukanisiwe nezoni, owenziwa aphakame phezu kwamazulu,
27 ongadingi imihla ngemihla njengalabo bapristi abakhulu ukunikela ngemihlatshelo ngenxa yezakhe izono kuqala nangasemuva ngenxa yezabantu; ngokuba wenza lokho kanye mhla ezinikela yena.
28 Ngokuba umthetho umisa abantu babe ngabapristi abakhulu abanobuthakathaka, kepha izwi lesifungo elalandela umthetho limisa iNdodana epheleliswe kuze kube phakade.


Isahluko 8

1 Kepha okuyindikimba kwesikushoyo yilokhu: sinompristi omkhulu onjalo osewahlala ngakwesokunene sesihlalo sobukhosi soMkhulu emazulwini,
2 isikhonzi sokungcwele nesetabernakele lempela elamiswa yiNkosi kungemuntu.
3 Ngokuba yilowo nalowo mpristi omkhulu umiselwa ukunikela ngeminikelo nemihlatshelo; ngakho-ke kuyadingeka ukuba naye lo abe nakho okuthile kokunikela.
4 Ngokuba uma ebesemhlabeni, ubengayikuba ngumpristi nakanye, ngokuba bakhona abapristi abanikela ngeminikelo ngomthetho,
5 bekhonza okungumfanekiso nesithunzi sokwasezulwini, njengokuba uMose wayalwa esezakwenza itabernakele ngokuthi: “Bheka, wokwenza konke ngesifanekiso owaboniswa sona entabeni,”
6 kepha kalokhu unikiwe inkonzo enhle kakhulu, njengalokhu engumlamuleli wesivumelwano esihle kakhulu, esimisiwe ngokwezithembiso ezinhle kakhulu.
7 Ngokuba uma leso sivumelwano sokuqala besingasoleki, bekungayikufunwa indawo yesibili.
8 Ngokuba lapho ebasolayo, uthi kubo: “Bhekani, izinsuku ziyeza, isho iNkosi, lapho ngiyakwenza isivumelwano esisha nendlu ka-Israyeli, nendlu kaJuda,
9 kungenjengesivumelwano engasenzayo nawoyise mhla ngibabamba ngesandla ukubakhipha ezweni laseGibithe, ngokuba abahlalanga esivumelwaneni sami, nami angibanakanga, isho iNkosi.
10 Ngokuba yilesi esiyisivumelwano engiyakusenza nendlu ka-Israyeli emva kwalezo zinsuku, isho iNkosi: ngiyakufaka imithetho yami engqondweni yabo, ngiyilobe ezinhliziyweni zabo, ngibe nguNkulunkulu wabo, bona babe ngabantu bami.
11 Abasayikufundisa kube yilowo nalowo owakubo, nalowo umfowabo, ngokuthi: ‘Yazi INkosi;’ ngokuba bonke bayakungazi, kusukela komncane kuze kufike komkhulu wabo.
12 Ngokuba ngiyakuba nesihawu ngokungalungi kwabo, nezono zabo angisayikuzikhumbula.”
13 Ngokusho lokho ukuthi: “Esisha,” uthe esokuqala sigugile; kepha okugugayo osekukudala kuseduze nokunyamalala.


Isahluko 9

1 Kepha nesivumelwano sokuqala kambe sasinezimiso zenkonzo nendlu engcwele yasezweni.
2 Ngokuba kwakhiwa itabernakele lokuqala okwakukhona kulo uthi lwezibani, netafula, nezinkwa zokubukwa, okuthiwa elingcwele;
3 ngasemva kwesihenqo sesibili kwakukhona itabernakele elithiwa elingcwelengcwele,
4 eline-altare legolide lokuthunqisa nomphongolo wesivumelwano umboziwe ngegolide nxazonke, okwakukhona kuwo isitsha segolide esiphethe imana, nenduku ka-Aroni eyahlumayo, nezibhebhe zesivumelwano;
5 phezu kwawo kwakukhona amakherubi enkazimulo engamele isihlalo somusa, okungenakukhulunywa ngakho ngakunye manje.
6 Kepha lezo zinto zilungisiwe ngokunjalo, abapristi bangena njalo etabernakele lokuqala befeza izinkonzo,
7 kodwa kwelesibili kungena umpristi omkhulu yedwa kanye ngomnyaka, kungengaphandle kwegazi anikela ngalo ngenxa yakhe uqobo nangenxa yezono zabantu,
8 uMoya oNgcwele etshengisa lokhu ukuthi ayikabonakaliswa indlela eya endaweni engcwele, lisemi itabernakele lokuqala,
9 elona lingumfanekiso kulesi sikhathi samanje, okulethwa ngawo iminikelo nemihlatshelo engenakumenza okhonzayo aphelele maqondana nonembeza,
10 kodwa yona kanye nokudla nokuphuza nokugeza okuyizinhlobonhlobo iyizimiso zenyama kuphela ezibekiweyo, kuze kufike isikhathi sokupheleliswa kwezinto.
11 Kepha lokhu uKristu esefikile, engumpristi omkhulu wezinto ezinhle ezizayo, wadabula itabernakele elikhulu neliphelele kunalelo, elingenziwanga ngezandla, okungukuthi elingesilo lalokhu kudalwa,
12 wangena kanye kuphela endaweni engcwele, kungengegazi lezimbuzi nelamathole kepha ngegazi lakhe, ezuzile ukukhululwa okuphakade.
13 Ngokuba uma igazi lezimbuzi nelezinkunzi nomlotha wesithole kufafaza abangcolileyo, kuhlambulula kube ngukuhlanzeka kwenyama,
14 kakhulu kangakanani igazi likaKristu owazinikela kuNkulunkulu ngoMoya ophakade engenacala lizakuhlanza unembeza wethu emisebenzini efileyo, ukuze sikhonze uNkulunkulu ophilayo.
15 Ngalokho-ke ungumlamuleli wesivumelwano esisha, kuze kuthi ngokufa okungenxa yokukhululwa eziphambekweni zesivumelwano sokuqala ababiziweyo bazuze ifa eliphakade elathenjiswayo.
16 Ngokuba lapho kukhona itestamente, kufuneka ukuba kubikwe ukufa kowalenzayo;
17 ngokuba itestamente lisebenza sekufiwe, ngokuba alize lingaba namandla esekhona owalenzayo.
18 Ngalokho-ke isivumelwano sokuqala asimiswanga ngaphandle kwegazi.
19 Ngokuba isikhulunyiwe imiyalelo yonke ngokomthetho nguMose kubantu bonke, wayesethatha igazi lamathole nelezimbuzi kanye namanzi noboya obubomvu nehisopi, wafafaza incwadi nabantu bonke,
20 ethi: “Lokhu kuyigazi lesivumelwano aniyale ngaso uNkulunkulu.”
21 Netabernakele futhi, nezitsha zonke zenkonzo wakufafaza kanjalo ngegazi.
22 Yebo, cishe zonke izinto zihlanjululwa ngegazi ngokomthetho; ngaphandle kokuchitha igazi akukho ukuthethelelwa.
23 Njalo-ke kwakudingekile ukuba imifanekiso yokusezulwini ihlanzwe ngalokho, kepha okusezulwini uqobo lwakho kuhlanzwe ngeminikelo emihle kunalena.
24 Ngokuba uKristu kangenanga endaweni engcwele eyenziwe ngezandla, engumfanekiso waleyo okuyiyo ngempela, kepha wangena ezulwini uqobo ukuba manje abonakale ebusweni bukaNkulunkulu ngenxa yethu,
25 kungesikho futhi ukuba azinikele kaningi, njengalokhu umpristi omkhulu engena endaweni engcwele iminyaka ngeminyaka, ephethe igazi elingesilo elakhe;
26 uma kwakunjalo wayemelwe ukuhlupheka kaningi selokhu kwasekelwa izwe; kodwa kalokhu ubonakalisiwe kanye ekupheleni kwezikhathi ukuba asuse izono ngokuzinikela kwakhe.
27 Futhi njengalokhu kumiselwe abantu ukuba bafe kanye, emva kwalokhu ukwahlulelwa,
28 kunjalo noKristu, esenikelwe kanye ukuba athwale izono zabaningi, uyakubonakala ngokwesibili ngaphandle kwesono kulabo abamlindeleyo, kube ngukusindiswa.


Isahluko 10

1 Ngokuba lokhu umthetho unesithunzi sezinto ezinhle ezizayo, ungesiwo umfanekiso wazo uqobo, ungeze waba namandla ngemihlatshelo enikelwa njalonjalo iminyaka ngeminyaka ukubenza baphelele labo abasondelayo;
2 uma kwakungenjalo, nga ingayekwanga ukunikelwa na? lokhu phela abakhonzayo sebehlanjululwe kanye babengasayikuba novalo ngezono.
3 Kodwa kuleyo mihlatshelo kukhona ukukhunjulwa kwezono iminyaka ngeminyaka;
4 ngokuba akunakwenzeka ukuba igazi lezinkunzi nelezimbuzi lisuse izono.
5 Ngalokho-ke esefika ezweni uthi: “Umhlatshelo nomnikelo awuwuthandanga, kodwa ungilungisele umzimba.
6 Iminikelo yokushiswa nemihlatshelo ngenxa yesono awuyithokozelanga.
7 Ngase ngithi: ‘Bheka, ngiyeza — emqulwini wencwadi kulotshiwe ngami — ukuba ngiyenze, Nkulunkulu, intando yakho.’ ”
8 Eseshilo ngasenhla ukuthi: “Imihlatshelo, neminikelo, neminikelo yokushiswa, nemihlatshelo ngenxa yezono awuyithandanga, awuyithokozelanga,” eyona ilethwa ngokomthetho,
9 ubuye wathi: “Bheka, ngiyeza ukwenza intando yakho.” Ususa okokuqala, ukuze amise okwesibili.
10 Ngaleyo ntando singcwelisiwe ngokunikelwa komzimba kaJesu Kristu kanye kuphela.
11 Abapristi bonke kambe bemi bekhonza imihla ngemihla, benikela kaningi ngayona leyo mihlatshelo engasoze yaba namandla okususa izono;
12 kepha yena, esenikele ngomhlatshelo waba munye ngenxa yezono, wahlala phakade ngakwesokunene sikaNkulunkulu,
13 usalindele izitha zakhe zize zenziwe isenabelo sezinyawo zakhe.
14 Ngokuba ngomnikelo munye uphelelise njalonjalo labo abangcwelisiweyo.
15 Kepha noMoya oNgcwele uyafakaza kithina, ngokuba emva kokusho kwakhe ukuthi:
16 “Yilesi sivumelwano engizakusenza nabo, emva kwalezo zinsuku, isho iNkosi: Ngiyakufaka imithetho yami ezinhliziyweni zabo, ngiyilobe engqondweni yabo,
17 nezono zabo nobubi babo angisoze ngakukhumbula futhi.”
18 Kepha lapho kukhona ukuthethelelwa kwalokho, akusadingeki ukunikela ngenxa yesono.
19 Ngakho-ke, bazalwane, njengokuba sinesibindi sokungena endaweni engcwele ngegazi likaJesu
20 ngendlela asivulela yona, indlela entsha ephilayo, edabula isihenqo, okungukuthi inyama yakhe,
21 sinompristi omkhulu wendlu kaNkulunkulu,
22 masisondele ngenhliziyo eqinisileyo ngokwethemba okupheleleyo kokukholwa, zifafaziwe izinhliziyo zethu kungasekho valo lokubi, umzimba wethu ugeziwe ngamanzi acwebileyo;
23 masibambisise isivumo sethemba lethu singaxegi, ngokuba ukholekile lowo owethembisayo;
24 masiqaphelane, ukuze kuvuswe uthando nemisebenzi emihle,
25 singakuyeki ukuhlangana kwethu njengomkhuba wabanye, kepha masivuselelane, ikakhulu njengokuba nibona usuku lusondela.
26 Ngokuba uma sona ngamabomu emva kokuba sesamukele ukwazi kweqiniso, akusekho umnikelo ngezono,
27 kepha kuphela ukulindela okwesabekayo ukwahlulelwa nomlilo oshisayo ozakuqeda amaphikankani.
28 Odelele umthetho kaMose uyakufa engahawukelwa ngezwi lawofakazi ababili noma bebathathu;
29 pho, nithi ufanele ukushaywa kangakanani kunalokho lowo onyathele phansi iNdodana kaNkulunkulu, wadelela igazi lesivumelwano angcweliswa ngalo, wahlambalaza uMoya womusa, na?
30 Ngokuba siyamazi owathi: “Ngeyami impindiselo, yimina engiyakubuyisela,” futhi-ke: “INkosi iyakubahlulela abantu bayo.”
31 Kuyesabeka ukuwela ezandleni zikaNkulunkulu ophilayo.
32 Kepha khumbulani izinsuku zakuqala okwathi ngazo senikhanyisiwe nakhuthazela empini enkulu yezinhlupheko,
33 kokunye ngokuba ngumbukwane ngezinhlamba nangezimbandezeko, kokunye ngokuba ngabahlanganyeli nababephathwa kanjalo.
34 Ngokuba nazwelana nababoshiweyo, navuma ngokuthokoza ukuphangwa kwempahla yenu, nazi ukuthi nina ninempahla enhle kunaleyo, nemiyo njalo.
35 Ngakho-ke maningalahli isibindi senu esinomvuzo omkhulu.
36 Ngokuba nidinga ukubekezela, ukuze seniyenzile intando kaNkulunkulu namukele isithembiso.
37 Ngokuba kuse yisikhashana nje, ozayo uyeza, akayikulibala;
38 kepha olungileyo wami uyakuphila ngokukholwa; kepha uma ehlehla nyovane, umphefumulo wami awunakuthokoza ngaye.
39 Kepha thina asisibo abokuhlehlela ekubhujisweni, kodwa singabokukholwa, kuze kube ngukusindiswa komphefumulo.


Isahluko 11

1 Kepha ukukholwa kungukuqiniseka ngezinto ezithenjwayo, kuyiqiniso ngezinto ezingabonwayo.
2 Ngokuba okhokho bafakazelwa ngakho.
3 Ngokukholwa siqonda ukuthi izwe lonke ladatshulwa ngezwi likaNkulunkulu, kuze kuthi okubonwayo akuvelanga kokubonwayo.
4 Ngokukholwa u-Abela wanikela kuNkulunkulu ngomhlatshelo omuhle kunoKayini, athola ngakho ubufakazi bokuthi ulungile, uNkulunkulu uqobo efakaza ngezipho zakhe; nangakho usakhuluma, noma efile.
5 Ngokukholwa u-Enoke wathathwa, ukuze angaboni ukufa, akabe esafunyanwa, ngokuba uNkulunkulu wayemthabathile. Ngokuba engakathathwa ufakazelwe ukuthi wayethokozisa uNkulunkulu;
6 kepha-ke ngaphandle kokukholwa akwenzeki ukumthokozisa; ngokuba ozayo kuNkulunkulu umelwe ukukholwa ukuthi ukhona nokuthi ungumvuzi walabo abamfunayo.
7 Ngokukholwa uNowa exwayisiwe ngezinto ebezingakabonwa, esaba uNkulunkulu, wakha umkhumbi wokusindisa indlu yakhe, okungakho walahla izwe, waba yindlalifa yokulunga okuvela ngokukholwa.
8 Ngokukholwa u-Abrahama walalela ebizwa ukuba aphume aye endaweni abezakuyamukeliswa ibe yifa lakhe; waphuma engazi lapho eya khona.
9 Ngokukholwa waba ngumfokazi ezweni lesithembiso kwangathi ngelezizwe, ehlala ematendeni, beno-Isaka noJakobe, beyizindlalifa kanye naye zaleso sithembiso,
10 ngokuba wayebheke umuzi onezisekelo, omakhi nomenzi wawo nguNkulunkulu.
11 Ngokukholwa naye uSara uqobo wathola amandla okukhulelwa esedlulelwe yisikhathi, ngokuba wathi ukholekile owethembisayo.
12 Ngakho-ke kwavela koyedwa, yena enjengosewafa, abangangezinkanyezi zezulu ngobuningi, bengangesihlabathi esisogwini lolwandle esingenakubalwa.
13 Bonke laba bafa bekholiwe, bengazamukeliswanga izithembiso, kepha bezibonile, bezithakazele zikude, bevumile ukuthi bangabafokazi nezihambi emhlabeni.
14 Ngokuba abasho kanjalo babonakalisa ukuthi bafuna izwe lakubo.
15 Uma kambe bebecabanga ngalelo ababephuma kulo, bebeyakuba nethuba lokubuyela kulo;
16 kepha manje balangazelela elihle kunalelo, okungukuthi elasezulwini. Ngalokho uNkulunkulu akanamahloni ngabo ukuba abizwe ngokuthi uNkulunkulu wabo, ngokuba ubalungisele umuzi.
17 Ngokukholwa u-Abrahama evivinywa wanikela ngo-Isaka, yebo, yena owayamukele izithembiso, wanikela ngozelwe yedwa wakhe,
18 okwathiwa kuye: “Inzalo yakho iyakubizwa ngo-Isaka,”
19 ethi uNkulunkulu unamandla okuvusa nakwabafileyo; ngokulinganisa wabuye wamthola futhi evela khona.
20 Ngokukholwa u-Isaka wabusisa oJakobe no-Esawu ngezinto ebezizakuza.
21 Ngokukholwa uJakobe esezakufa wabusisa leyo naleyo yamadodana kaJosefa, wakhuleka encikile esihlokweni sodondolo lwakhe.
22 Ngokukholwa uJosefa esezakufa wakhuluma ngokuphuma kwabantwana bakwa-Israyeli, wayaleza ngamathambo akhe.
23 Ngokukholwa uMose esezelwe wafihlwa ngabazali bakhe izinyanga ezintathu, ngokuba bembona engumntwana omuhle; abawesabanga umyalo wenkosi.
24 Ngokukholwa uMose esekhulile wala ukubizwa ngokuthi indodana yendodakazi kaFaro;
25 kunalokho wakhetha ukuphathwa kabi kanye nabantu bakaNkulunkulu kunokuba athokoze isikhashana esonweni,
26 ethi ukuthukwa ngenxa kaKristu kuyimfuyo enkulu kunengcebo yaseGibithe, ngokuba wayebheke umvuzo.
27 Ngokukholwa washiya iGibithe engesabi ulaka lwenkosi; ngokuba wakhuthazela sengathi uyambona ongabonwayo.
28 Ngokukholwa wamisa iPhasika nokufafaza ngegazi, ukuze umbhubhisi angathinti amazibulo abo.
29 Ngokukholwa badabula uLwandle Olubomvu kungathi kusemhlabathini owomileyo, okwathi abaseGibithe bekulinga lokho, baminza.
30 Ngokukholwa izingange zaseJeriko zawa, sezizungeziwe izinsuku eziyisikhombisa.
31 Ngokukholwa, uRahabi isifebe, akabhubhanga kanye nabangalalelanga, esezamukele izinhloli ngokuthula.
32 Ngisezakuthini futhi na? Isikhathi kambe sizakungishiya, uma ngibalisa ngoGideyoni, noBaraki, noSamsoni, noJefta, noDavide, noSamuweli nabaprofethi,
33 abathi ngokukholwa banqoba imibuso, basebenza ukulunga, bazuza izithembiso, bavimba imilomo yezingonyama,
34 bacima amandla omlilo, baphepha osikweni lwenkemba, baphiwa amandla ebuthakathakeni, baba yiziqhwaga empini, baxosha izimpi zabezizwe.
35 Abesifazane bamukeliswa abafileyo babo bevusiwe; abanye bahlushwa, kabavuma ukukhululwa, ukuze bathole ukuvuka okuhle;
36 abanye balingwa ngokujivazwa nokushaywa, yebo, nokuboshwa nokufakwa etilongweni;
37 bakhandwa ngamatshe, banqunywa ngesaha, balingwa, babulawa ngenkemba, bazulazula bembethe izikhumba zezimvu nezezimbuzi, beswela, behlushwa, bephathwa kabi,
38 izwe elingabafanele bona, behamba emahlane, nasezintabeni, nasemihumeni, nasemigedeni yomhlaba.
39 Labo bonke, befakazelwe ngokukholwa, abazuzanga isithembiso,
40 ngokuba uNkulunkulu wayesibonele okuhle kunalokho, ukuze bangapheleliswa ngaphandle kwethu.


Isahluko 12

1 Ngalokho-ke nathi, lokhu sinefu elingaka lawofakazi elisihaqileyo, masilahle konke okusindayo nesono esithandela kangaka kithi, sigijime ngokubekezela kulokhu kuncintisana esikumiselweyo,
2 sibhekile kuJesu, umqalisi nomphelelisi wokukholwa kwethu, owathi esikhundleni sentokozo ayibekelweyo wathwala isiphambano engalinaki ihlazo, wahlala ngakwesokunene sesihlalo sobukhosi sikaNkulunkulu.
3 Yebo, mqondeni yena owakhuthazela ephikwa kangaka yizoni, ukuze ningakhathali, niphele amandla emiphefumulweni yenu.
4 Anikamelani nezono nilwa kuze kube segazini;
5 senikhohliwe umyalo okhuluma kinina njengakubantwana wokuthi: “Ndodana yami, ungadeleli ukulaya kweNkosi, uphele amandla, nxa usolwa yiyo,
6 ngokuba iNkosi iyamlaya emthandayo ishaye yileyo naleyo ndodana eyamukelayo.”
7 Bekezelani ekulayweni; uNkulunkulu uyaniphathisa okwabantwana, ngokuba yiyiphi indodana engalaywa nguyise na?
8 Kepha uma ningalaywa, abathe bonke benziwa abahlanganyeli kukho, khona-ke ningabesihlahla, anisiwo amadodana.
9 Futhi-ke sasinawobaba bethu benyama abasilayayo, sabazisa; pho, asiyikuthobela uYise wawomoya kakhulu kunalokho, siphile, na?
10 Ngokuba bona kambe basilaya izinsukwana njengokubona kwabo, kepha yena kube yinsizakalo, size sithole ukuhlanganyela ubungcwele bakhe.
11 Ukulaya konke okwamanje kungathi akusikho okwentokozo, kepha kungokosizi, kodwa ngasemuva kuyabathelela isithelo esihle sokulunga labo abahlakahliswe yikho.
12 Ngakho-ke qinisani izandla ezibuthakathaka namadolo axegayo,
13 nenzele izinyawo zenu izindlela eziqondileyo ukuba okuqhugayo kungaphinyizeki, kepha kunalokho kuphulukiswe.
14 Zamelani ukuthula nabo bonke kanye nokungcweliswa, ongenakho angeyibone iNkosi;
15 niqaphelisise kungabikho osilelayo emseni kaNkulunkulu, funa kumile impande imbe ebabayo, inixobise, kungcoliswe abaningi yiyo,
16 kungabikho oyisifebe noma odumazayo njengo-Esawu owathengisa ubuzibulo bakhe ngesidlo sinye nje.
17 Ngokuba niyazi ukuthi, nokuba ngasemuva ethanda ukudla ifa lesibusiso, waliwa, ngokuba akalitholanga ithuba lokuphenduka, noma ekufunisisa ngezinyembezi.
18 Ngokuba anizanga entabeni ephathekayo nesha umlilo, nasekufiphaleni, nasebumnyameni, nasesivunguvungwini,
19 nasekukhaleni kwecilongo, nasekuzwakaleni kwamazwi, abathe ukukuzwa, bancenga ukuba kungabe kusakhulunywa izwi kubo,
20 ngokuba babengenakukuthwala lokho abayalwa ngakho kokuthi: “Ngisho nesilwane, uma sithinta intaba, siyakukhandwa ngamatshe,”
21 yebo, umbono wesabeka kangaka, waze wathi uMose: “Nginovalo olukhulu, ngiyathuthumela,”
22 kodwa nize entabeni yaseSiyoni nasemzini kaNkulunkulu ophilayo, iJerusalema lasezulwini, nasezigidigidini zezingelosi,
23 nasebandleni lamazibulo abhaliwe ezulwini, nakuNkulunkulu, uMahluleli wabo bonke, nakuyo imimoya yabalungileyo abaphelelisiweyo,
24 nakuJesu, umlamuleli wesivumelwano esisha, nasegazini lokufafaza elikhuluma okukhulu kunelika-Abela.
25 Bhekani, ningamali okhulumayo; ngokuba uma bengaphunyukanga labo ababemala lowo owabaxwayisa emhlabeni, kakhulu asiyikuphunyuka thina esimfulathelayo oxwayisa esezulwini,
26 ozwi lakhe lanyakazisa umhlaba ngaleso sikhathi, kepha manje uthembisile wathi: “Kusezakuba kanye ngizamazamise kungabi ngumhlaba wodwa, kepha nezulu futhi.”
27 Lokho kokuthi: “Kusezakuba kanye” kutshengisa ukuguqulwa kwezinto ezinyakaziswayo, njengokuba zenziwe, ukuze lezo ezinganyakaziswayo zime.
28 Ngakho-ke lokhu samukeliswa umbuso ongenakunyakaziswa, masibonge ngesingamkhonza ngakho uNkulunkulu ngokumthokozisa, nangokumhlonipha, nangokuthuthumela,
29 ngokuba uNkulunkulu wethu ungumlilo oqothulayo.


Isahluko 13

1 Malume njalo uthando lobuzalwane.
2 Ningakhohlwa ukungenisa izihambi ngokuba ngalokho abanye bangenisa izingelosi bengazi.
3 Bakhumbuleni ababoshiweyo kungathi niboshiwe kanye nabo, nabaphethwe kabi, njengalokhu nani nisemzimbeni.
4 Ukuganana makuhlonishwe yibo bonke, umbhede ungabi nasisihla, ngokuba izifebe neziphingi uNkulunkulu uyakuzahlulela.
5 Ukwenza kwenu makungabi ngokokufisa imali; yaneliswani ngeninakho; ngokuba yena ushilo wathi: “Angisoze ngakuyeka, angisoze ngakushiya,”
6 ukuze sisho ngesibindi, sithi: “INkosi ingumsizi wami, angiyikwesaba; umuntu angangenzani na?”
7 Bakhumbuleni ababenihola bekhuluma izwi likaNkulunkulu kini, niqonda ukuphela kokuhamba kwabo, nilingise ukukholwa kwabo.
8 UJesu Kristu nguyena izolo nanamuhla, yebo, naphakade.
9 Ningadukiswa yizifundiso eziyizinhlobonhlobo nezingaziwayo; ngokuba kuhle ukuba inhliziyo iqiniswe ngomusa, kungabi ngokudla, abangasizakalanga ngakho abahamba ngakho.
10 Sine-altare thina, abangenalungelo lokudla kulo abakhonza etabernakele.
11 Ngokuba izidumbu zalezo zilwane ezigazi lazo lingeniswa ngumpristi omkhulu endaweni engcwele ngenxa yezono zishiswa ngaphandle kwekamu.
12 Ngakho-ke naye uJesu, ukuze angcwelise abantu ngegazi lakhe, wahlupheka ngaphandle kwesango.
13 Masiphumele kuye ngaphandle kwekamu, sithwale ihlazo lakhe.
14 Ngokuba lapha asinamuzi omiyo, kepha siyawufuna ozayo.
15 Masinikele njalonjalo kuNkulunkulu ngaye umhlatshelo wokubonga, okungukuthi isithelo sezindebe ezivuma igama lakhe.
16 Kepha maningakhohlwa ukwenza okuhle nokuphana, ngokuba iminikelo enjalo uNkulunkulu uthokoziswa yiyo.
17 Lalelani abaniholayo, nibathobele, ngokuba balinda imiphefumulo yenu njengabazakulandiswa ngayo, ukuze bakwenze lokhu ngokujabula, bangabubuli, ngokuba lokhu akunakunisiza.
18 Sikhulekeleni, ngokuba siyethemba ukuthi sinonembeza omuhle, sithanda ukuhamba kahle ezintweni zonke.
19 Ngiyaniyala kakhulu ukuba nenze lokho, ukuze ngibuyiselwe kini masinyane.
20 Kepha uNkulunkulu wokuthula owakhuphula kwabafileyo umalusi omkhulu wezimvu ngegazi lesivumelwano esimiyo njalo, iNkosi yethu uJesu,
21 makaniphelelise kukho konke okuhle, ukuze nenze intando yakhe, esebenza phakathi kwethu khona lokho okuthokozisayo emehlweni akhe ngoJesu Kristu; makube kuye inkazimulo kuze kube phakade naphakade. Amen.
22 Ngiyaniyala, bazalwane, lamukeleni kahle izwi lokuyala, ngokuba nginilobele ngokufushane.
23 Yazini ukuthi umfowethu uThimothewu ukhululiwe; uma efika masinyane, ngiyakunibona sinaye.
24 Khonzani kubo bonke abaniholayo nakubo bonke abangcwele. Abase-Italiya bayakhonza kini.
25 Umusa mawube nani nonke. Amen.