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Isahluko 22

1 Madoda, bazalwana, nani bobawo, kuphulaphuleni ukuziphendulela kwam kuni ngoku.
2 Bakuva ke ukuba udanduluka ngentetho yesiHebhere kubo, bazola okunye. Waza wathi:
3 Mna ndiyindoda engumYuda; ndizalelwe okunene eTarso yelaseKiliki, kodwa ndondlelwe kulo mzi ezinyaweni zikaGamaliyeli; ndiqeqeshwe ngohlobo olucokisekileyo lomthetho woobawo, ndizondelela uThixo, njengokuba ninjalo nani nonke namhlanje.
4 Ndingowayitshutshisayo yona le Ndlela, ndada ndesa ekufeni, ndibopha, ndifaka ezintolongweni amadoda kwanabafazi;
5 njengokuba nombingeleli omkhulu endingqinela, nayo yonke intlanganiso yamadoda amakhulu; endamkela kubo iincwadi zokuya kubazalwana, ndahambela eDamasko, ndiya kuzisa nababekhona bebotshiwe eYerusalem, ukuze babethwe.
6 Ke kaloku kwathi, ndihamba, ndisondela eDamasko, malunga emini enkulu, ngesiquphe ndabanekelwa ngeenxa zonke lukhanyiselo olukhulu luphuma ezulwini.
7 Ndawa emhlabeni, ndeva ilizwi lisithi kum, Sawule, Sawule, unditshutshiselani na?
8 Ndaphendula ke mna ndathi, Ungubani na, Nkosi? Yathi kum, Mna ndinguYesu waseNazarete, omtshutshisayo wena.
9 Bona ke ababenam balubona okunene ukhanyiselo olo, besuka boyika; kodwa abalivanga ilizwi lalowo wayethetha nam.
10 Ndathi ke, Ndithini na, Nkosi? Yathi ke iNkosi kum, Vuka, uye eDamasko; woxelelwa khona ngazo zonke izinto ozimiselweyo ukuba uzenze.
11 Ndakuba ke ndingenakondela ngenxa yobuqaqawuli bolo lukhanyiselo, ndarholwa ngesandla ngabo babenam, ndafika eDamasko.
12 Ke kaloku, Hananiya uthile, indoda emhlonelayo uThixo ngokomthetho, engqinelwe kakuhle ngawo onke amaYuda amiyo khona,
13 weza kum, wema kufuphi, wathi kum, Sawule, mzalwana, buya ubone. Ndaza mna kwangelo lixa ndabheka phezulu kuye.
14 Wathi ke yena, UThixo woobawo bethu ukumisile wena ukuba ukwazi ukuthanda kwakhe, umbone lowo uliLungisa, uve ilizwi eliphuma emlonyeni wakhe;
15 ngokuba uya kuba lingqina lakhe kubo bonke abantu, lezinto ozibonileyo nozivileyo.
16 Nakaloku usalibele yini na? Suk’ ume, ubhaptizwe, uhlambulule izono zakho, unqula igama leNkosi.
17 Ke kaloku kwathi, ndakuba ndibuyele eYerusalem, ndakubon’ ukuba ndiyathandaza etempileni, ndaba sethongweni;
18 ndayibona isithi kum, Ngxama, uphume kamsinya eYerusalem; ngokokuba bengayi kubamkela ubungqina bakho ngam.
19 Ndathi mna, Nkosi, bayazi kakuhle bona ukuba mna ndandibafaka entolongweni, ndibatyabula kuzo zonke izindlu zesikhungu abo bakholwayo kuwe;
20 naxeshikweni laphalazwayo igazi likaStefano, ingqina lakho, ndaye ndimi kufuphi nam, ndikuthakazela ukusikwa kwakhe, ndizigcinile iingubo zabo babemsika.
21 Yathi kum, Hamba; ngokuba mna ndiya kukuthuma kude kwiintlanga.
22 Bamphulaphula ke, wada wafika kwelo lizwi, baza baphakamisa izwi labo besithi, Msuseni emhlabeni umntu onje; kuba akufanelekile ukuba adle ubomi.
23 Ke kaloku, bakubon’ ukuba bayankqangaza, belahla iingubo zabo, bephosa uthuli esibhakabhakeni,
24 wathi umthetheli-waka, makangeniswe enqabeni yomkhosi; wathi makancinwe ngekatsi, ukuze azi ukuba kungathuba lini na ukuba benjenje ukunkqangaza ngaye.
25 Ke kaloku, xa bamolulayo ngeentambo, wathi uPawulos kumthetheli-khulu obemi khona, Kuvumelekile na, ukuba nimtyakatye umntu ongumRoma, engagwetywanga nokugwetywa?
26 Evile ke umthetheli-khulu, waya wabika kumthetheli-waka, esithi, Yilumkele into oza kuyenza; kuba lo mntu ungumRoma.
27 Weza ke umthetheli-waka wathi kuye, Ndixelele, ungumRoma na? Wathi ke yena, Ewe.
28 Waphendula umthetheli-waka wathi, Mna ukungeniswa kwam kulo mzi waseRoma, ndakuzuza ngenani elikhulu. Wathi ke uPawulos. Ke mna ndizelwe ndinako.
29 Basuka kuye kwaoko ngoko abo babeza kumncina; woyika ke nomthetheli-waka akuqonda ukuba ungumRoma, nangenxa yokuba ebembophile.
30 Ke kaloku ngengomso, enga angayazi inyaniso yento amangalelwe ngayo ngamaYuda, wamkhulula ezintanjeni, wathi, mabeze ababingeleli abakhulu, nayo yonke intlanganiso yabo yamatyala; waza wamhlisa uPawulos, wammisa phakathi kwabo.