Matewu 22:1-46

  • Umfanekiso womnyanya womtjhado (1-14)

  • UZimu noKhesari (15-22)

  • Umbuzo ngokuvuswa kwabafileko (23-33)

  • Imiyalo emibili emikhulu ((34-40)

  • UKrestu uyindodana kaDavida? 41-46)

22  Godu uJesu wakhuluma nabo asebenzisa imifanekiso, athi:  “UmBuso wezulu ungafaniswa nekosi eyenzela indodanayo umnyanya womtjhado.  Yathumela iinsebenzi zayo bona zibize labo abamenywe emtjhadweni, kodwana babhala ukuza.  Yathumela ezinye iinsebenzi zayo, yathi, ‘Tjelani labo abamenyiweko nithi: “Ukudla sekulungile, iinkunzi neenlwana zami ezinonisiweko sezihlatjiwe, koke sekulungile. Yenize emnyanyeni.” ’  Kodwana akhenge bazithathele ehloko, bazikhambela, omunye waziyela esiminakhe, omunye erhwebeni lakhe;  abanye babopha iinsebenzi zayo, baziphatha kumbi bebazibulal  “Ikosi yasilingeka yathumela amabuthwayo ukuthi abulale ababulalabo, atjhise nedorobho labo.  Yathi eensebenzini zayo, ‘Umnyanya womtjhado sewulungile, kodwana egade bamenyiwe bebangafaneleki.  Yeke, khambani niye eendleleni ezikulu zedorobho, nimeme nanyana ngubani enimfumanako bona eze emtjhadweni.’ 10  Iinsebenzezo zaya eendleleni zabuthelela boke abantu ezibafumanako, abalungileko nabangakalungi; ikumba ebekubanjelwe kiyo umnyanya womtjhado yazala swi iimvakatjhi. 11  “Ikosi nayifikako izokuhlola iimvakatjhi, yabona indoda engakambathi isambatho somtjhado. 12  Yathi kiyo, ‘Mfo, ungene njani la ungakambathi isambatho somtjhado?’ Yabhalelwa kuphendula. 13  Ikosi yathi eensebenzini zayo, ‘Ibopheni izandla neenyawo niyiphosele ngaphandle ebumnyameni. Lapho ukulila nokuqinisa amazinywayo kuzoba khona.’ 14  “Ngombana banengi abamenyiweko, kodwana bambalwa abakhethiweko.” 15  AbaFarisi bakhamba bayokuluka amano wokumbamba emkhulumwenakhe. 16  Yeke bathumela abafundi babo kuye kunye nabalandeli behlangano kaHerode, bathi: “Mfundisi, siyazi bona uneqiniso begodu ufundisa indlela kaZimu ngeqiniso, awunandaba ukuthi abantu bathini, ngombana awuqali ukubumbeka kwangaphandle ebantwini. 17  Akhusitjele ukuthi ucabangani, kulungile na ukubhadela umthelo kuKhesari namkha awa?” 18  UJesu azi ukukhohlakala kwabo, wathi: “Ningilingelani nina bazenzisi? 19  Ngitjengisani imali yomthelo.” Bamnikela udenariyu. 20  Wathi kibo: “Ngewakabani umfanekiso nomtlolo lo?” 21  Bathi: “NgewakaKhesari.” Wathi kibo: “Nje-ke, buyiselani izinto zakaKhesari kuKhesari, kodwana izinto zakaZimu, kuZimu.” 22  Nabezwa lokho, barareka, bamtjhiya lapho bakhamba. 23  Mhlokho abaSadusi, abathi akukho ukuvuswa kwabafileko, beza kuye bambuza bathi: 24  “Mfundisi, uMosi wathi: ‘Indoda nayingahlongakala inganabantwana, umfowabo kufuze atjhade nomkayo abelethele umfowabo abantwana.’ 25  Nje-ke besinamadoda alikhomba abantwana bomuntu. Yokuthoma yathatha umfazi kodwana yahlongakala inganamntwana, yatjhiya umkayo kumfowabo. 26  Kwenzeka okufanako kweyesibili nakweyesithathu bekwaba kweyekhomba. 27  Emaswapheleni, umfazi loyo wahlongakala. 28  Alo-ke ekuvusweni kwabafileko, kilaba abalikhomba uzokuba mkabani? Ngombana boke bebatjhade naye.” 29  UJesu wabaphendula wathi: “Nitjhaphile, ngombana aniyazi imiTlolo namandla kaZimu; 30  ngombana ekuvusweni kwabafileko, amadoda awathathi nabafazi abendiswa, kodwana banjengeengilozi ezulwini. 31  Malungana nokuvuswa kwabafileko, khenge nikufunde na lokho uZimu akutjho kini, nakathi: 32  ‘NginguZimu ka-Abrahama noZimu ka-Isaka noZimu kaJakopo’? AkasinguZimu wabafileko, kodwana ungewabaphilako.” 33  Isiqubuthu nasizwa lokho, sarareka khulu ngokufundisa kwakhe. 34  Ngemva kobana abaFarisi bezwe ukuthi uvale abaSadusi umlomo, bahlangana baba siqhema sinye. 35  Omunye wabo onelwazi lomThetho, wamlinga ngokumbuza ukuthi: 36  “Mfundisi, ngimuphi umyalo omkhulu kunayo yoke emThethweni?” 37  Wathi kuye: “ ‘Kufuze uthande uJehova uZimakho ngehliziywakho yoke nangomphefumulwakho* woke nangomkhumbulwakho woke.’ 38  Lo myalo omkhulu kunayo yoke begodu ngewokuthoma. 39  Wesibili, ofana nawo ngilo: ‘Kufuze uthande umakhelwanakho njengombana uzithanda wena.’ 40  Emiyalweni emibili le, kusekelwe woke umThetho nabaPhorofidi.” 41  Kuthe abaFarisi basabuthene ndawonye, uJesu wababuza: 42  “Nicabangani ngoKrestu? Uyindodana kabani?” Bathi: “KaDavida.” 43  Wababuza: “Alo kuza njani bona uDavida ngaphasi kokuphefumulelwa mmoya ocwengileko ambiza ngokuthi yiKosi, wathi, 44  ‘UJehova wathi eKosinami: “Hlala ngesidleni sami bekube kulapho ngibeka amanabakho ngaphasi kweenyawo zakho” ’? 45  Ngalokho-ke, uDavida nakambiza ngokuthi yiKosi, kuza njani bona abe yindodanakhe?” 46  Akunamuntu owakghona ukumphendula, begodu kusukela mhlokho akakho okhe walinga ukumbuza.

Imitlolo Ephasi

Mat 22:37  Qala Ihlathululo.