Dlulela kokuphakathi

Dlulela ohlwini lokuphathi

OFakazi BakaJehova

Khetha ulimi IsiZulu

Jeremiya 4:1-31

4  “O Israyeli, uma uyobuya” kusho uJehova, “ungabuyela kimi.+ Futhi uma uyozisusa izinengiso zakho ngenxa yami,+ khona-ke ngeke uhambe njengombaleki.  Uma ngokuqinisekile uyofunga+ uthi, ‘Kuphila kukaJehova ngeqiniso,+ ngobulungisa nangokulunga!’+ khona-ke izizwe impela ziyozibusisa ngaye, futhi ziyoziqhayisa ngaye.”+  Ngoba yilokhu uJehova akushilo kubantu bakwaJuda nakulo iJerusalema: “Zilimeleni umhlabathi olimekayo, ningalokhu nihlwanyela emeveni.+  Zisokeleni uJehova, nisuse ijwabu lezinhliziyo zenu,+ nina bantu bakwaJuda nabakhileyo eJerusalema; ukuze ukufutheka kwami kungaphumi njengomlilo, futhi ngokuqinisekile kuvuthe kungabikho ocimayo, ngenxa yobubi bezenzo zenu.”+  Kwaziseni kwaJuda, nikumemezele ngisho naseJerusalema,+ nikusho ngokuzwakalayo, nishaye uphondo kulo lonke izwe.+ Memezani kakhulu nithi: “Buthanani, singene emizini enezivikelo eziqinile.+  Phakamiselani iZiyoni isibonakaliso. Yenzani ilungiselelo lokukhosela. Ningami ningenzi lutho.” Ngoba kukhona inhlekelele engiyilethayo evela enyakatho,+ yebo isibhicongo esikhulu.  Ukhuphukile njengengonyama iphuma ehlozini layo,+ futhi lowo ochitha izizwe usukile;+ uphumile endaweni yakhe ukuze enze izwe lakho libe yinto eshaqisayo. Imizi yakho iyowa ibe yizincithakalo kangangokuba ngeke kube nowakhileyo khona.+  Ngenxa yalokhu bhincani indwangu yesaka.+ Shayani izifuba zenu nihewule,+ ngoba intukuthelo evuthayo kaJehova ayikasuki kithi.+  “Kuyothi ngalolo suku,” kusho uJehova, “inhliziyo yenkosi ishabalale,+ nenhliziyo yezikhulu futhi; nabapristi bayophoqeleka ukuba bashaqeke, abaprofethi bona bayomangala.”+ 10  Ngathi: “Maye Nkosi EnguMbusi Jehova! Impela usikhohlisé ngokuphelele lesi sizwe+ kanye neJerusalema, uthi, ‘Ukuthula kuyoba ngokwenu,’+ kodwa inkemba ifinyelele khona kanye emphefumulweni.” 11  Ngaleso sikhathi kuyothiwa kulesi sizwe nakulo iJerusalema: “Kukhona umoya ohangulayo wezindlela ezibhudulekile ezidabula ihlane+ endleleni eya endodakazini yabantu bami;+ injongo yawo ayikona ukwela noma ukuhlunga. 12  Lo moya uza kimi ngamandla uvela kuzo. Manje nami ngizokhuluma izahlulelo kubo.+ 13  Bheka! Uzokhuphuka njengamafu emvula, izinqola zakhe zinjengesivunguvungu.+ Amahhashi akhe anejubane elidlula elezinkozi.+ Maye kithi, ngoba siphangiwe! 14  O Jerusalema, hlanza inhliziyo yakho ebubini, ukuze usindiswe.+ Kuyoze kube nini imicabango yakho ephambukile ihleli ngaphakathi kuwe?+ 15  Ngoba izwi liyakhuluma kwaDani+ futhi limemezela okuthile okulimazayo esifundeni sezintaba sakwa-Efrayimi.+ 16  Khulumani ngakho, yebo ezizweni. Kumemezeleni loku ngokumelene neJerusalema.” “Kuza abalindi bevela ezweni elikude,+ futhi bayozwakalisa izwi labo ngokumelene nayo kanye imizi yakwaJuda. 17  Baye baba njengabaqaphi bensimu engabiyelwe ngokumelene nalo nhlangothi zonke,+ ngoba lidlubulundile kimi,”+ kusho uJehova. 18  “Indlela yakho nezenzo zakho—uyonikezwa lezi zinto.+ Lena yinhlekelele ekwehlelayo, ngoba iyababa; ngoba ifinyelele khona kanye enhliziyweni yakho.” 19  O amathumbu ami, amathumbu ami! Ngisezinhlungwini ezinzima ezindongeni zenhliziyo yami.+ Inhliziyo yami iyahlokoma ngaphakathi kimi.+ Angikwazi ukuthula, ngoba umphefumulo wami uzwé umsindo wophondo, inhlabamkhosi yempi.+ 20  Kumenyezelwé isibhicongo ngemva kwesinye, ngoba lonke izwe liphangiwe.+ Amatende ami aphangwe ngokuzumayo,+ izindwangu zami zamatende ngomzuzwana. 21  Kuyoze kube nini ngilokhu ngibona isibonakaliso, ngilokhu ngizwa umsindo wophondo?+ 22  Ngoba isizwe sami siyisiwula.+ Asizange singiqaphele mina.+ Singamadodana angahlakaniphile; futhi asibona abanokuqonda.+ Sihlakaniphele ukwenza okubi, kodwa empeleni asinalo ulwazi lokwenza okuhle.+ 23  Ngabona izwe, bheka! lalingenalutho liwugwadule;+ ngabheka nasemazulwini, ukukhanya kwawo kwakungasekho.+ 24  Ngabona izintaba, bheka! zazizamazama, namagquma wonke ayenyakaziswa.+ 25  Ngabona, bheka! kwakungekho muntu wasemhlabeni, nezidalwa ezindizayo zamazulu zazibalekile zonke.+ 26  Ngabona, bheka! ingadi yezithelo yayiyihlane, nayo kanye imizi yalo yayidiliziwe.+ Kwakungenxa kaJehova, ngenxa yentukuthelo yakhe evuthayo. 27  Ngoba yilokhu uJehova akushilo: “Izwe lonke liyoba yihlane eliyincithakalo,+ futhi ngeke yini ngiqothule ngokuphelele?+ 28  Ngenxa yalokhu izwe liyolila,+ namazulu phezulu ngokuqinisekile ayoba mnyama.+ Kungenxa yokuthi ngikhulumile, ngikucabangele, angizange ngidabuke, futhi ngeke ngibuye kukho.+ 29  Ngenxa yomsindo wezinkweli zamahhashi nabacibishela iminsalo wonke umuzi uyabaleka.+ Bangene emahlozini, bakhuphukele nasemadwaleni.+ Yonke imizi ishiyiwe, futhi akukho muntu ohlala kuyo.” 30  Manje njengoba uphangiwe, yini ozoyenza, njengoba wawugqoka okubomvu, njengoba wawuvunula ngemihlobiso yegolide, njengoba wawugqamisa amehlo akho ngesigqabo esimnyama?+ Wawuzenza muhle ngeze.+ Labo ababekukhanukela bakwalile; baqhubeka befuna umphefumulo wakho.+ 31  Ngoba ngizwé izwi elinjengelowesifazane ogulayo, usizi olunjengolowesifazane obeletha ingane yakhe yokuqala,+ izwi lendodakazi yaseZiyoni elokhu ibitoza ifuna umoya. Iqhubeka yeneka izintende zezandla zayo ithi:+ “Maye kimi, manje, ngoba umphefumulo wami ukhathele ngababulali!”+

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