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Isahluko 1

1 UPetru, umphostoli kaJesu Kristu, kwabayizihambi abahlakazekile ePontu, naseGalathiya, naseKhaphadosiya, nase-Asiya, naseBithiniya,
2 bekhethiwe ngokwaziphambili kukaNkulunkulu uYise ngokungcwelisa kukaMoya kukho ukulalela nokufafazwa ngegazi likaJesu Kristu: Makwandiswe kinina umusa nokuthula.
3 Makabongwe uNkulunkulu uYise weNkosi yethu uJesu Kristu owabuye wasizala kabusha ngokwesihawu sakhe esikhulu ukuba sibe nethemba eliphilileyo ngokuvuka kukaJesu Kristu kwabafileyo,
4 sibe nefa elingapheliyo, nelingenasisihla, nelingabuniyo, eniligcinelwe ezulwini;
5 nina enilondolozwa ngamandla kaNkulunkulu ngokukholwa ukuba nibe nokusindiswa okulungiselwe ukwambulwa ngesikhathi sokugcina;
6 enithokoza ngakho, nokuba manje ngesikhashana, uma kudingeka, nidabukiswa ngezilingo eziyizinhlobonhlobo,
7 ukuze ukuvivinywa kokukholwa kwenu okuyigugu kunegolide elibhubhayo noma livivinywa ngomlilo kufunyanwe kube ngukubongwa, nodumo, nokutuseka ekwambulweni kukaJesu Kristu;
8 enimthanda ningambonanga, enithi ningamboni manje nikholwa nguye, nithokoza ngentokozo engakhulumekiyo netusekayo,
9 namukela isigcino sokukholwa kwenu esiyinsindiso yemiphefumulo.
10 Ngayo leyo nsindiso babefunisisa bephenyisisa abaprofethi ababeprofetha ngomusa obuzakuza kinina,
11 bephenya ukuthi yisiphi nokuba sinjani isikhathi asikhombayo uMoya kaKristu owayekubo, efakaza ngaphambili ngezinhlupheko eziqondene noKristu nangenkazimulo eyakulandela zona;
12 abambulelwe ukuba bangazikhonzi bona kepha nina ngalezo zinto enishunyayezwa zona manje ngabanishumayeza ivangeli ngoMoya oNgcwele othunywe evela ezulwini, izinto ezizifisayo izingelosi ukuzibona.
13 Ngalokho zibopheni izinkalo zengqondo yenu, nizithibe, nethembe ngokupheleleyo umusa enizakuwabelwa ekwambulweni kukaJesu Kristu.
14 Njengabantwana abalalelayo ningalingisi izinkanuko zakuqala ekungazini kwenu,
15 kodwa njengowanibizayo engcwele, manibe ngcwele nani ekuhambeni konke,
16 ngokuba kulotshiwe ukuthi: “Manibe ngcwele, ngokuba mina ngingcwele.”
17 Uma nimbiza ngokuthi Baba yena owahlulela yilowo nalowo ngokwemisebenzi yakhe engakhethi buso, anohamba ngokwesaba esikhathini sokuhlala kwenu ebufokazini,
18 nazi ukuthi anihlengwanga ekuhambeni kwenu okuyize enakunikezwa ngawoyihlo ngezinto ezibhubhayo, isiliva negolide,
19 kodwa ngegazi elinqabileyo likaKristu kungathi elewundlu elingenacala, elingenabala;
20 owaziwa phakade, izwe lingakasekelwa, kepha wabonakaliswa ngezikhathi zokugcina ngenxa yenu
21 enikholwa nguNkulunkulu ngaye, owamvusa kwabafileyo nowamnika inkazimulo, ukuze ukukholwa kwenu kube nethemba kuNkulunkulu.
22 Senihlambululile imiphefumulo yenu ngokulalela iqiniso, nize nithande abazalwane ngokungazenzisi, thandanani ngokupheleleyo omunye nomunye ngenhliziyo,
23 senizelwe kabusha kungengambewu ephelayo kodwa ngengapheliyo, ngezwi eliphilileyo nelimiyo likaNkulunkulu,
24 ngokuba, “Yonke inyama injengotshani, nobukhosi bayo bonke bunjengembali yotshani; utshani buyabuna, nembali iyavuthuluka, kepha izwi leNkosi limi kuze kube phakade.”
25 Yilo leli zwi levangeli elashunyayelwa kinina.


Isahluko 2

1 Ngakho lahlani ububi bonke, nobuqili bonke, nokuzenzisa, nomhawu, nokuhleba konke;
2 njengezingane ezisand' ukuzalwa langazelelani ubisi olungokomoya olungenakonakala, ukuze nikhule ngalo kube ngukusindiswa,
3 uma seninambithile nezwa ukuthi iNkosi imnene.
4 Sondelani kuyo, iyitshe eliphilileyo, elinqatshwe ngabantu, kepha kuNkulunkulu likhethekile, liyigugu,
5 nakhiwe njengamatshe aphilileyo, nibe yindlu yokomoya, ubupristi obungcwele, ninikele ngemihlatshelo yokomoya eyamukelekayo kuNkulunkulu ngaye uJesu Kristu.
6 Ngokuba kukhona embhalweni ukuthi: “Bhekani, ngibeka eSiyoni itshe legumbi elikhethekile, liyigugu; okholwa yilo akasoze ajabhiswa.”
7 Ngakho kini enikholwayo liyigugu; kepha kwabangakholwayo itshe abalinqabayo abakhi yilona elaba yinhloko yegumbi,
8 netshe lokuqhuzula, nedwala lokukhubekisa; baqhuzuka bengalaleli izwi, okuyikhona bekumiselweyo;
9 kepha nina niluhlanga olukhethiweyo, ubupristi obobukhosi, isizwe esingcwele, abantu abazuziweyo, ukuze nishumayele ubukhosi balowo owanibiza niphume ebumnyameni, ningene ekukhanyeni kwakhe okumangalisayo;
10 ekade naningesiso isizwe, kepha manje niyisizwe sikaNkulunkulu, enaningahawukelwanga, kepha manje nihawukelwe.
11 Bathandekayo, nginincenga njengabafokazi nezihambi ukuba nidede ezinkanukweni zenyama ezilwa nomphefumulo,
12 nibe nenkambo enhle phakathi kwabezizwe, ukuze kuthi lapho benihleba ngokungathi ningabenzi bokubi, ngokubona imisebenzi yenu emihle badumise uNkulunkulu ngosuku lokuhanjelwa.
13 Thobelani izimiso zonke zabantu ngenxa yeNkosi, nokuba kuyinkosi njengokuba ingomkhulu,
14 nokuba kungababusi njengokuba bethunywa yiyo, ukuze bajezise abenza okubi, babonge abenza okuhle,
15 ngokuba injalo intando kaNkulunkulu ukuba ngokwenza okuhle nithulise ukungazi kwabantu abayiziwula
16 njengabakhululekileyo, kodwa kungabi njengabenza ukukhululeka kube yisigubuzelo sokubi kepha njengezinceku zikaNkulunkulu.
17 Baziseni bonke, nithande abazalwane; mesabeni uNkulunkulu, niyazise inkosi.
18 Nina zinceku, thobelani amakhosi ngokwesaba konke, kungabi ngamahle navileyo kuphela kodwa nayizixhwanguxhwangu.
19 Ngokuba kuyabongeka lokho, uma umuntu ngenxa kanembeza ngakuNkulunkulu ethwala izinsizi, ehlushwa ngokungafanele.
20 Ngokuba kuludumo luni, uma nibekezela nishaywa lapho nonile na? Kepha uma nibekezela lapho nenze okuhle nihlushwa, lokho kuyabongeka kuNkulunkulu.
21 Ngokuba nabizelwa khona lokho, ngokuba uKristu wahlushwa ngenxa yenu, enishiyela isibonelo sokuba nilandele ezinyathelweni zakhe.
22 “Ongenzanga isono, akufunyanwanga nankohliso emlonyeni wakhe,”
23 owathi ethukwa, akaphindisanga athuke; ehlushwa akasongelanga kepha wakunikela kuye owahlulela ngokulunga;
24 yena owathwala izono zethu emzimbeni wakhe emthini, ukuze kuthi sesifile ezonweni siphile ekulungeni, oyena imivimbo yakhe naphulukiswa ngayo;
25 ngokuba beninjengezimvu ezidukileyo, kodwa manje seniphendukele kuMalusi noMbonisi wemiphefumulo yenu.


Isahluko 3

1Kanjalo, bafazi, thobelani amadoda enu, ukuze kuthi, uma ekhona ongakholwa yizwi, azuzwe ngaphandle kwezwi ngenkambo yabafazi bawo,
2 ebona inkambo yenu emhlophe esekwesabeni.
3 Ukuhloba kwenu makungabi ngokungaphandle, okokwaluka izinwele, nokokufaka igolide, noma okokugqoka izingubo,
4 kepha makube ngumuntu osithekileyo wenhliziyo ohloba ngokungabhubhiyo komoya omnene onokuthula, okuyigugu phambi kukaNkulunkulu.
5 Ngokuba kade babezihlobisa kanjalo abesifazane abangcwele abamethembayo uNkulunkulu, bethobela amadoda abo,
6 njengalokho uSara wamlalela u-Abrahama embiza ngokuthi inkosi, eningabantwana bakhe, uma nenza okuhle, ningesatshiswa nokukodwa okwesabisayo.
7 Kanjalo, madoda, hlalani nabo ngokokwazi, njengalokhu owesifazane eyisitsha esibuthakathaka, nibanike udumo, lokhu beyizindlalifa zomusa wokuphila kanye nani, ukuze imikhuleko yenu ingathiywa.
8 Okokugcina, manibe nhliziyonye nonke, nihawukelane, nithandane ngokwabazalwane, nibe nobubele nokuthobeka,
9 ningaphindisi okubi ngokubi nokuthuka ngokuthuka, kepha kakhulu manibusise, ngokuba nabizelwa lokho ukuba nidle ifa lokubusiswa.
10 “Ngokuba osuka ethanda ukuphila nokubona izinsuku ezinhle, makanqande ulimi lwakhe kokubi, nezindebe zakhe zingakhulumi inkohliso,
11 adede ebubini, enze okuhle, afune ukuthula, akujonge,
12 ngokuba amehlo eNkosi aphezu kwabalungileyo, izindlebe zayo zisekunxuseni kwabo, kepha ubuso beNkosi buphezu kwabenza okubi.”
13 Pho, ubani onganilimaza, uma nishisekela okuhle na?
14 Kepha noma nihlupheka ngenxa yokulunga, nibusisiwe. Ningesabi ukwesabisa kwabo, ningakhathazeki,
15 kepha mngcweliseni uKristu abe yiNkosi ezinhliziyweni zenu, nihlale ningabalungele ukubaphendula bonke abanibuza isizathu sethemba elikini,
16 kodwa kube ngobumnene nangokwesaba, nibe nonembeza omuhle, ukuze kuthi kulokho abanihleba ngakho bajabhiswe labo abathuka ukuhamba kwenu okuhle kuKristu.
17 Ngokuba kuhle ukuhlupheka ngokwenza okuhle, uma kuyintando kaNkulunkulu, kunokwenza okubi.
18 Ngokuba naye uKristu wahlupheka kwaba kanye ngezono, olungileyo ngenxa yabangalungile, ukuba asiyise kuNkulunkulu, ebulawa enyameni kepha ephiliswa emoyeni,
19 ehamba ngawo ukushumayeza omoya abasekuboshweni
20 abakade bengalaleli, lapho ukubekezela kukaNkulunkulu kubalindele ezinsukwini zikaNowa umkhumbi usakhiwa, abasindiswa ngawo abayingcosana, okungukuthi abayisishiyagalombili ngawo amanzi;
21 enisindiswa ngawo manje nani ngokomfanekiso, okungukuthi ngombhapathizo, kungesikho ukususa insila yenyama kepha ukucela kuNkulunkulu unembeza omuhle, ngokuvuka kukaJesu Kristu
22 okhona ngakwesokunene sikaNkulunkulu esenyukele ezulwini, sekubekwe phansi kwakhe izingelosi, negunya, namandla.


Isahluko 4

1 Njengokuba uKristu wahlupheka enyameni, hlomani nani ukuqonda okunjalo, ngokuba ohluphekile enyameni uyekile ukona,
2 ukuze ngesikhathi esiseleyo nisesenyameni ningabe nisahlala ngezinkanuko zabantu kodwa ngentando kaNkulunkulu.
3 Ngokuba isikhathi esidlulileyo sasanele ukwenza okuthandwa ngabezizwe ngokuhamba ngamanyala, nangezinkanuko, nangokudakwa, nangokuminza, nangokuxokozela, nangokukhonza izithombe okuyichilo.
4 Bayamangala ngokungagijimeli kwenu kulowo msindo wokushinga kwabo, behlambalaza;
5 bayakuziphendulela kulowo olungele ukwahlulela abahambayo nabafileyo.
6 Ngokuba ngalokho ivangeli lashunyayelwa nakwabafileyo, ukuze bahlulelwe ngokwabantu enyameni kepha baphile ngokukaNkulunkulu emoyeni.
7 Kepha ukuphela kwezinto zonke sekusondele. Ngakho zikhuzeni, nizithibe, ukuze nikhuleke;
8 kunakho konke yibani nokuthandana okunganqamukiyo, ngokuba uthando lusibekela inqwaba yezono;
9 anongenisana ngenjabulo, ningakhononi,
10 nikhonzane, kube yilowo nalowo ngesipho asiphiweyo njengabaphathi abahle bomusa omninginingi kaNkulunkulu;
11 uma umuntu ekhuluma, makakhulume njengokwamazwi kaNkulunkulu; uma umuntu ekhonza, makakhonze ngamandla awanikwa nguNkulunkulu, ukuze uNkulunkulu adunyiswe kukho konke ngoJesu Kristu okukuye inkazimulo namandla kuze kube phakade naphakade. Amen.
12 Bathandekayo, ningamangali ngomlilo ophakathi kwenu enifikelwa yiwo ukuba nilingwe ngokungathi nehlelwe yinto engaziwayo,
13 kodwa njengalokhu ningabahlanganyeli bezinhlupheko zikaKristu, thokozani, ukuze kuthi nasekwambulweni kwenkazimulo yakhe nithokoze, nethabe nokwethaba.
14 Uma nithukwa ngenxa yegama likaKristu, nibusisiwe, ngokuba uMoya wenkazimulo nokaNkulunkulu uhlezi phezu kwenu.
15 Ngokuba makungabikho kini ohlupheka ngokuba engumbulali, noma eyisela, noma engowenza okubi, noma engozigaxa ezindabeni zabanye;
16 kepha uma ehlupheka ngokuba engumKristu, makangabi namahloni, kepha makadumise uNkulunkulu ngenxa yalelo gama.
17 Ngokuba sekuyisikhathi sokuba ukwahlulela kuqale endlini kaNkulunkulu; kepha uma kuthathela kithina, kuyakuba yini ukuphela kwabangalaleli ivangeli likaNkulunkulu na?
18 Uma olungileyo esindiswa kalukhuni, uyakubonakalaphi ongamesabi uNkulunkulu noyisoni na?
19 Ngakho abahluphekayo ngokwentando kaNkulunkulu mababeke imiphefumulo yabo kuMdali othembekayo ngokwenza okuhle.


Isahluko 5

1 Ngakho ngiyawancenga amalunga aphakathi kwenu mina engiyilunga kanye nawo, nofakazi wezinhlupheko zikaKristu, nomhlanganyeli wenkazimulo ezakwambulwa, ngithi:
2 Yalusani umhlambi kaNkulunkulu ophakathi kwenu, kungabi ngokucindezelwa kodwa ngokwentando kaNkulunkulu, kungabi ngenxa yenzuzo eyihlazo kodwa ngenhliziyo evumayo,
3 kungabi njengabazenza amakhosi phezu kwamabandla enabelwa wona, kodwa nibe yizibonelo zomhlambi;
4 kuyakuthi, nxa esebonakaliswa uMalusi omkhulu, niyakuzuza umqhele wenkazimulo ongabuniyo.
5 Ngokunjalo, nina basha, thobelani amalunga; kepha nonke yembathani ukuthobeka, nithobelane, ngokuba uNkulunkulu umelana nabazidlayo, kepha abathobekileyo ubapha umusa.
6 Ngalokho zithobeni phansi kwesandla sikaNkulunkulu esinamandla, ukuze aniphakamise ngesikhathi esifaneleyo,
7 niphonse izinkathazo zenu zonke phezu kwakhe, ngokuba uyanikhathalela.
8 Qondani, nilinde. Isitha senu, uSathane, siyahamba njengebhubesi elibhodlayo sifuna esingamgwinya;
9 melanani naye niqinile ekukholweni, nazi ukuthi zona lezo zinhlupheko zehlela abazalwane benu abasezweni.
10 Kepha uNkulunkulu womusa wonke owanibizela enkazimulweni yakhe yaphakade ngoKristu, senihluphekile isikhashana, yena uqobo uyakuniphelelisa, aniqinise, aninike amandla, anisekele.
11 Makube kuye amandla kuze kube phakade naphakade. Amen.
12 NgoSilvanu umfowethu othembekayo ngokubona kwami nginilobele ngokufushane, ngincenga, ngifakaza ukuthi lo yiwo umusa oqinisekileyo kaNkulunkulu; yimani kuwo.
13 Liyakhonza kini ibandla elikhethiweyo, kanye nani eliseBabiloni, noMarku indodana yami.
14 Bingelelanani ngokwanga kothando. Ukuthula makube kini nonke enikuKristu.