# UDanyeli 12:1-13

• ‘Isikhathi sokucina,’ langale kwaso (1-13)

• UMikhayeli uzasukuma (1)

• Abalokuqedisisa bazakhazimula kakhulu (3)

• Ulwazi lweqiniso luzakuba lunengi (4)

• UDanyeli uzasukuma athole isabelo sakhe (13)

12  “Ngalesosikhathi uMikhayeli,*+ umkhokheli ophakemeyo+ omela abantu bakini uzasukuma njalo kuzakuba lesikhathi sokuhlupheka esingakaze sibe khona selokhu kwadabuka izizwe kuze kube yilesosikhathi. Ngalesosikhathi abantu bakini bazaphunyuka,+ bonke abantu abazatholakala bebhaliwe ebhukwini.+  Kanti njalo abanengi abaleleyo emhlabathini bazavuka, abanye bazavuka bathole ukuphila okungapheliyo kodwa abanye bazavuka basolwe futhi bathole ihlazo elingapheliyo.  “Abalokuqedisisa bazakhazimula kakhulu njengokukhanya kwesibhakabhaka njalo abancedisa abanengi ukuthi babe ngabalungileyo bazakhanya njengezinkanyezi kuze kube nini lanini.  “Kodwa wena Danyeli gcina amazwi la eyimfihlo njalo ulivale ngci ibhuku lelo kuze kube yisikhathi sokucina.+ Abanengi bazachwayisisa bajule ebhukwini* futhi ulwazi lweqiniso luzakuba lunengi.”+  Ngemva kwalokho mina Danyeli ngakhangela ngabona abanye ababili bemi khonapho. Omunye wayemi kuleli icele ekhunjini lomfula, omunye emi kwelinye icele ekhunjini lomfula.+  Omunye wabo wasekhuluma lendoda eyayiphezu kwamanzi esifula eyayigqoke ilineni+ wathi: “Kuzathatha isikhathi esinganani ukuthi ukuphela kwezenzakalo lezi ezimangalisayo kufike?”  Ngemva kwalokho indoda eyayiphezu kwamanzi esifula igqoke ilineni, yaphakamisela isandla sayo sokudla lesandla sayo senxele emazulwini. Ngasengiyizwa ifunga ngalowo ophila kuze kube nini lanini+ isithi: “Kuzakuba ngokwesikhathi esimisiweyo, lezikhathi ezimisiweyo kanye lengxenye yesikhathi.* Nxa ukuphahlazwa kwamandla abantu abangcwele kuphela nje,+ lezinto zonke lezi zizaphela.”  Lanxa ngakuzwa okwakutshiwo, angikuzwisisanga,+ ngasengisithi: “Nkosi yami, izinto lezi zizaphetha ngani?”  Wasengiphendula wathi: “Zihambele Danyeli ngoba amazwi la kumele agcinwe eyimfihlo futhi evalwe ngci kuze kube yisikhathi sokucina.+ 10  Abanengi bazazihlambulula bazenze babe msulwa njalo bazacengwa.+ Abaxhwalileyo bazakwenza okubi futhi kakho loyedwa omubi ozazwisisa, kodwa abaqedisisayo bazazwisisa.+ 11  “Kusukela esikhathini sokukhitshwa komhlatshelo wezikhathi zonke+ kanye lokufakwa kwamanyala abangela umonakalo+ kuzakuba lezinsuku ezingu-1 290. 12  “Uyathokoza lowo oqhubeka elinde ngabomvu kuze kufike ukucina kwensuku ezingu-1 335! 13  “Wena qhubeka ubambelele uze uyefika ekucineni. Uzaphumula, kodwa ekucineni kwezinsuku uzasukuma uthole isabelo sakho.”*+

### Amabala angaphansi

Ibizo leli litsho ukuthi, “Ngubani onjengoNkulunkulu?”
Kumbe, “bazakuya le lale.”
Lapha kutshiwo izikhathi ezintathu lengxenye.
Kumbe, “ume endaweni yakho oyabelweyo.”