Eyokuqala KaPetru 4:1-19

  • Philelani intando kaNkulunkulu, njengoba kwenza uKristu (1-6)

  • Ukuphela kwazo zonke izinto sekusondele (7-11)

  • Ukuhlupheka ngoba ungumKristu (12-19)

4  Njengoba uKristu ahlupheka enyameni, + nani hlomani ngesimo sengqondo esifanayo;* ngoba umuntu oye wahlupheka enyameni uziyekile izono, +  ukuze ngesikhathi sakhe esisele esenyameni, angabe esaphilela izifiso zabantu, + kodwa aphilele intando kaNkulunkulu. +  Ngoba sanele isikhathi esidlule enisichithe nenza intando yezizwe + lapho niqhubeka ezenzweni zokuziphatha kabi okuhambisana nendelelo,* inkanuko engalawuleki, ukuphuza ngokweqile, imicimbi* exokozelayo, imicimbi* yokuzitika ngotshwala nokukhonza izithombe okunyanyekayo. *+  Ziyakhungatheka ngenxa yokuthi aniqhubeki nigijima nazo enkambweni efanayo eyonakele yokuzitika ngamanyala, ngakho ziyanihlambalaza. +  Kodwa laba bantu bayolandisa kulowo olungele ukwahlulela abaphilayo nabafile. +  Eqinisweni, yingakho izindaba ezinhle zamenyezelwa nakwabafile, + ukuze nakuba bahlulelwa ngokwenyama ngokombono wabantu, baphile ngokuvumelana nomoya ngokombono kaNkulunkulu.  Kodwa ukuphela kwezinto zonke sekusondele. Ngakho-ke, yibani abahluzekile engqondweni + futhi niphaphamele ukuthandaza. +  Ngaphezu kwakho konke, thandanani kakhulu, + ngoba uthando lumboza izono eziningi. +  Ngenisanani* ngaphandle kokukhononda. + 10  Ngokwezinga ngamunye amukele ngalo isipho, sisebenziseni ekukhonzaneni njengabaphathi abahle bomusa omkhulu kaNkulunkulu oboniswa ngezindlela ezihlukahlukene. + 11  Uma umuntu ekhuluma, makakhulume njengokungathi ukhuluma amazwi avela kuNkulunkulu; uma umuntu ekhonza, makakhonze njengoncike emandleni anikezwa nguNkulunkulu; + ukuze kukho konke uNkulunkulu akhazinyuliswe + ngoJesu Kristu. Inkazimulo namandla kungokwakhe kuze kube phakade naphakade. Amen. 12  Bathandekayo, lunganimangazi uvivinyo olunjengomlilo enibhekene nalo, + njengokungathi nehlelwa yinto eyinqaba.* 13  Ngokuphambene nalokho, qhubekani nijabula + ngokwezinga enihlanganyela ngalo ezinhluphekweni zikaKristu, + ukuze nithokoze futhi nichichime injabulo naphakathi kokwambulwa kwenkazimulo yakhe. + 14  Uma nihlanjalazwa* ngenxa yegama likaKristu, niyajabula, + ngoba umoya wenkazimulo, yebo, umoya kaNkulunkulu, uhlezi phezu kwenu. 15  Nokho, makungabikho noyedwa kini ohlupheka ngoba engumbulali noma eyisela noma engumenzi wokubi noma ngoba engugaxekile ezindabeni zabanye abantu. + 16  Kodwa uma noma ubani ehlupheka ngoba engumKristu, makangabi namahloni, + kodwa makaqhubeke ekhazimulisa uNkulunkulu njengoba ebizwa ngaleli gama. 17  Ngoba lesi yisikhathi sokuba ukwahlulela kuqale endlini kaNkulunkulu. + Manje uma kuqala ngathi kuqala, + kuyokwenzekani kulabo abangazilaleli izindaba ezinhle zikaNkulunkulu? + 18  “Futhi uma umuntu olungile esindiswa kanzima, kuyokwenzekani ngomuntu ongamhloniphi uNkulunkulu nesoni?” + 19  Ngakho-ke, labo abahlupheka ngokuvumelana nentando kaNkulunkulu mabaqhubeke bezibeka kuMdali othembekile kuyilapho benza okuhle. +

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