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Isahluko 1

1USimeyoni Petru, inceku nomphostoli kaJesu Kristu, kubo abazuzile ukukholwa okuyigugu ngokufana nokwethu ngokulunga kukaNkulunkulu wethu noMsindisi uJesu Kristu:
2 Makwandiswe kini umusa nokuthula ngokumazi uNkulunkulu noJesu iNkosi yethu.
3 Njengokuba amandla akhe obuNkulunkulu esinikile konke okuqondene nokuphila nokumesaba uNkulunkulu ngokumazi yena owasibiza ngenkazimulo nobuhle bakhe,
4 esiphiwe ngakho izithembiso eziyigugu nezikhulukazi, ukuze ngazo nibe ngabahlanganyeli nesimo sobuNkulunkulu, nibalekele ukubhubha okusezweni ngezinkanuko,
5 ngalokho nengezela inkuthalo yonke nelekele ubuhle ekukholweni, nasebuhleni ukwazi,
6 nasekwazini ukuzithiba, nasekuzithibeni ukukhuthazela, nasekukhuthazeleni ukumesaba uNkulunkulu,
7 nasekumesabeni uNkulunkulu ukuthanda abazalwane, nasekuthandeni abazalwane uthando.
8 Ngokuba uma lezo zinto zikhona kini zivama, ziyanenza ningabi ngabavilaphayo nabangenazithelo ekwazini iNkosi yethu uJesu Kristu,
9 ngokuba okungekho kuye lezo zinto uyimpumputhe, ebona kalufifi, ekhohliwe ukuhlanjululwa ezonweni zakhe zokuqala.
10 Ngakho-ke, bazalwane, khuthalelani kakhulu ukwenza kuqiniseke ukubizwa nokukhethwa kwenu; ngokuba uma nenza lokho, anisoze nakhubeka.
11 Ngokuba ngokwenze njalo niyakuphiwa ngokwengcebo ukungena embusweni waphakade weNkosi yethu noMsindisi uJesu Kristu.
12 Ngakho-ke ngiyakuba yilokhu nginikhumbuza njalo ngalezo zinto, nakuba nizazi, nime niqinile eqinisweni elikhona.
13 Ngithi kufanele, nxa ngisekhona kuleli dokodo, nginivuse ngokunikhumbuza,
14 ngazi ukuthi kuseduze ukususwa kwedokodo lami, njengalokho neNkosi yethu uJesu Kristu yangitshengisa;
15 kepha ngizakukhuthalela ukuba ngezikhathi zonke emva kokumuka kwami nisale nizikhumbule lezo zinto.
16 Ngokuba sasingalandeli izinganekwane zobuqili, lapho sanazisa amandla nokufika kweNkosi yethu uJesu Kristu, kodwa sasingababonayo amandla obukhosi bakhe.
17 Ngokuba wamukela kuNkulunkulu uYise udumo nenkazimulo, lapho kwafika kuye izwi elinje, livela enkazimulweni yobukhosi, lithi: “Lo uyiNdodana yami ethandekayo engithokozile ngayo” —
18 lelo zwi salizwa thina livela ezulwini, sikanye naye entabeni engcwele.
19 Sesinalo izwi lesiprofetho eliqinisekile kakhulu, enenza kahle ukuliqaphela kungathi liyisibani esikhanyayo endaweni emnyama kuze kuse, ikhwezi liphumele ezinhliziyweni zenu,
20 nazi lokhu kuqala ukuthi kasikho isiprofetho sombhalo esingachasiselwa ngumuntu ngokwakhe;
21 ngokuba akuzange kuvezwe isiprofetho ngentando yomuntu, kepha abantu beqhutshwa nguMoya oNgcwele bakhuluma okukaNkulunkulu.


Isahluko 2

1 Kepha kwavela nabaprofethi bamanga phakathi kwesizwe, njengokuba nakinina kuzakuba khona abafundisi bamanga abazakungenisa ngasese izifundiso zamanga ezibhubhisayo, bephika noMbusi owabathengayo, bezilethela ukubhujiswa okusheshayo;
2 nabaningi bayakulandela amanyala abo; ngenxa yabo indlela yeqiniso iyakuhlanjalazwa;
3 nangokufisa bayakuthengiselana ngani ngamazwi obuqili, abakulahlwa kwabo kwamandulo akulibali nokubhujiswa kwabo akozeli.
4 Ngokuba uma uNkulunkulu engayekanga izingelosi ezonileyo, kodwa wazinikela ukuba ziphonswe esihogweni, emigodini yobumnyama, ukuba zigcinelwe ukwahlulelwa,
5 nezwe lamandulo engaliyekanga, kodwa wamlondoloza uNowa, umshumayeli wokulunga, engowesishiyagalombili, mhla eletha uzamcolo ezweni elingamesabi uNkulunkulu;
6 nemizi yaseSodoma neGomora wayahlulela wayichitha ngokuyiphendula umlotha, eyenza ibe yisiboniso kubo abangayikumesaba uNkulunkulu;
7 noLoti olungileyo, ehlushwa ngukuhamba ngamanyala kwabangenamthetho, wamhlangulisa —
8 ngokuba ngokubona nangokuzwa lona olungileyo, ehlala phakathi kwabo, wezwisa ubuhlungu umphefumulo wakhe olungileyo imihla ngemihla ngenxa yezenzo ezingenamthetho —
9 iNkosi iyakwazi ukuhlangulisa ekulingweni abamesabayo uNkulunkulu, kepha abangalungile iyabagcinela usuku lokwahlulelwa, bajeziswe,
10 ikakhulu labo abahamba ngokwenyama enkanukweni yokuzingcolisa, bedelela ubukhosi; bengamaphikankani nabaziqhenyayo abesabi nokuhlambalaza abenkazimulo,
11 kanti izingelosi, nokuba zizinkulu ngobuqhwaga namandla, azibamangaleli ngenhlamba phambi kweNkosi.
12 Kepha laba behlambalaza, benjengezidalwa ezingenangqondo, ngemvelo zizalelwe ukubanjwa nokubhujiswa, nabo bazakubhujiswa ekubhujisweni kwazo, behlambalaza abangakwaziyo,
13 bamukele umvuzo wokungalungi. Labo bathi ukutamasa emini kungukujabula; bayizisihla nezinsolo, bezitika ekukhohliseni kwabo bedla nani;
14 benamehlo agcwele ukuphinga nangayeki izono, bayenga imiphefumulo engaqinile, benenhliziyo ejwayele ukufisa, abantwana bokuqalekiswa,
15 beshiya indlela eqondileyo beduka, belandela indlela kaBalami kaBeyori owathanda umvuzo wokungalungi,
16 kepha waba nokusolwa ngenxa yokweqa kwakhe umthetho: imbongolo eyisimungulu yakhuluma ngezwi lomuntu, yanqabela ukuhlanya komprofethi.
17 Labo bayimithombo engenamanzi nezinkungu eziqhutshwa yisiphepho, abagcinelwe ubumnyama bobumnyama.
18 Ngokuba bekhuluma udwadwa, amazwi ayize, babayenga ngezinkanuko zenyama nangamanyala labo abasaphephayo abahamba ngokuduka;
19 bebathembisa inkululeko, kanti bona uqobo lwabo bayizigqila zokubhubha; ngokuba lokho umuntu ahlulwa yikho uyisigqila sakho.
20 Ngokuba uma bebuye bahilelwe, bahlulwe yikho, sebebalekele ukungcola kwezwe ngokuyazi iNkosi noMsindisi uJesu Kristu, khona ukugcina kwabo kubi kunokuqala.
21 Ngokuba ngabe kwaba ngcono kubo ukuba babengayazanga indlela yokulunga kunokuba kuthi sebayazile bafulathele umyalo ongcwele ababewunikeziwe.
22 Kubehlele njengokwesaga esiqinisileyo esithi: “Inja yabuyela ebuhlanzweni bayo,” nokuthi: “Ingulube igezwe qede yaphindela ukuzibhixa odakeni.”


Isahluko 3

1Le ncwadi, bathandekayo, isingeyesibili enginilobele yona, engivusa ngazo ingqondo yenu emhlophe ngokunikhumbuza,
2 ukuze nikhumbule amazwi ashunyayelwa phambili yibo abaprofethi abangcwele nomyalo weNkosi noMsindisi owashunyayelwa ngabaphostoli benu,
3 nazi kuqala lokhu ukuthi ngezinsuku zokugcina kuyakufika abahleki abahleka usulu, behamba ngezinkanuko zabo,
4 bethi: “Siphi isithembiso sokufika kwakhe na? Ngokuba kuselokhu obaba balala, konke kumi kunjalo njengakwasekuqaleni kokudalwa.”
5 Ngokuba bathanda ukukhohlwa lokhu ukuthi kwaphakade izulu lalikhona kanye nomhlaba owavela emanzini nangawo amanzi, umi ngezwi likaNkulunkulu,
6 okwathi ngawo izwe elalikhona labhubha ngokukhukhula kwamanzi;
7 kepha izulu nomhlaba okukhona manje kubekelelwe umlilo ngalo lona leli zwi, kulindele usuku lokwahlulela nolokubhubha kwabantu abangamesabi uNkulunkulu.
8 Kodwa, bathandekayo, maningakhohlwa lento inye yokuthi kuyo iNkosi usuku lunye lunjengeminyaka eyinkulungwane nokuthi iminyaka eyinkulungwane injengosuku lunye.
9 INkosi ayilibali ngesithembiso sayo, njengalokhu abanye bathi kungukulibala, kepha iyanibekezelela, ingathandi ukuba kubhubhe namunye, kodwa ukuba bonke beze ekuphendukeni.
10 Kepha usuku lweNkosi luyakufika njengesela mhla amazulu eyakudlula ngokuhlokoma; kuyakusha konke, kubhidlike; nomhlaba nemisebenzi yawo kuyakusha.
11 Njengokuba konke kuyakubhidlika kanjalo, kumelwe ukuba nibe ngabantu abanjani ekuhambeni okungcwele nase kumesabeni uNkulunkulu,
12 nibheka nilangazelela ukufika kosuku lukaNkulunkulu ayakubhidlika ngalo amazulu, ashe, konke kushe, kuncibilike, na?
13 Kepha siyalindela ngesithembiso sakhe amazulu amasha nomhlaba omusha okukhona kuwo ukulunga.
14 Ngakho, bathandekayo, lokhu nibheka lezo zinto, khuthalelani ukuba nifunyanwe ninokuthula, ningenabala, ningenacala kuye,
15 nithi ukubekezela kweNkosi yethu kungukusindiswa, njengalokho nomzalwane wethu othandekayo uPawulu wanilobela njengokuhlakanipha ayekuphiweyo,
16 njengalokhu nasezincwadini zonke ekhuluma kuzo ngalezo zinto, okukhona kuzo okunye okulukhuni ukuzwisiswa, okuthi abangafundile nabangaqinile bakuhlanekezela, njengalokhu benze njalo nangezinye izincwadi, kube ngukubhujiswa kwabo.
17 Ngakho, bathandekayo, njengokuba nazi lokhu ngaphambili, xwayani, ukuze ningadukiswa ngokukhohlisa kwabangenamthetho, niwe ekuqineni kwenu,
18 kepha khulani emseni nasekwazini iNkosi noMsindisi wethu uJesu Kristu. Inkazimulo mayibe kuye namanje nakuze kube lusuku lwaphakade.