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Isahluko 8

1 Waye ke uSawule ekuthakazela ukusikwa kwakhe. Ke kaloku kwehla ngaloo mhla intshutshiso enkulu phezu kwalo ibandla eliseYerusalem; kanjalo bonke baba ziintsali emazweni akwaYuda naseSamariya, kwasala abapostile bodwa.
2 Amthwala ke uStefano amadoda amoyikayo uThixo, aya kumngcwaba, amenzela isililo esikhulu.
3 Waye ke uSawule elidlavula ibandla, engena kwizindlu ngezindlu, erhola amadoda kwanabafazi, ebafaka entolongweni.
4 Bona ke ngoko ababeziintsali batyhutyha ilizwe, beshumayela iindaba ezilungileyo zelizwi.
5 Wehla ke uFilipu, waya emzini welaseSamariya, wamvakalisa uKristu kubo.
6 Zaye kanjalo izihlwele zizinyamekela ngamxhelo mnye izinto ezibe zithethwa nguFilipu, ekuyiveni nasekuyiboneni kwazo imiqondiso abeyenza.
7 Kuba oomoya abangcolileyo babephuma kwinto eninzi ebinabo, bebhomboloza ngezwi elikhulu; yathi ke into eninzi enedumbe neziziqhwala yaphiliswa.
8 Kwabakho uvuyo olukhulu kuloo mzi.
9 Ke kaloku bekukho ndoda ithile, igama linguSimon, kwangaphambili kuloo mzi, ebinyanga, ibethe luthi nqa uhlanga lwaseSamariya, isithi yona ngokwayo inguthile omkhulu;
10 ababeyiphulaphula bonke, bethabathela komncinane base komkhulu, besithi, Lo ungamandla kaThixo amakhulu.
11 Baye ke bemphulaphula, ngenxa yokuba ixesha elide wabetha bee nqa ngobunyangi bakhe.
12 Xenikweni ke bakholwayo nguFilipu, eshumayela iindaba ezilungileyo zezinto zobukumkani bukaThixo, nezegama likaYesu Kristu, babhaptizwa amadoda kwanabafazi.
13 Wakholwa ke kwanaye uSimon; wathi akubhaptizwa, wazingisa ukuhlala noFilipu, ebona imiqondiso kwanemisebenzi emikhulu yamandla isenzeka, wathi nqa.
14 Ke kaloku, bakuva abapostile aba beseYerusalem, ukuba abaseSamariya balamkele ilizwi likaThixo, bathuma uPetros noYohane kubo;
15 abathi bona bakuhla, babathandazela, ukuba bamkele uMoya oyiNgcwele;
16 kuba ebengekaweli namnye kubo; babebhaptizelwe nje kodwa egameni leNkosi uYesu.
17 Bandula ukubeka izandla phezu kwabo, bamamkela ke uMoya oyiNgcwele.
18 Ke kaloku uSimon, akubona ukuba ngokubekwa kwezandla zabapostile uyanikwa uMoya oyiNgcwele, wezisa kubo imali,
19 esithi, Ndinikeni nam eli gunya, ukuze lowo, ndithe ndazibeka izandla phezu kwakhe, amkele uMoya oyiNgcwele.
20 Uthe ke uPetros kuye, Isilivere yakho mayiye kutshabalala nawe; ngokuba ububa isipho sikaThixo singazuzwa ngemali.
21 Akunasahlulo nasabelo kule nto; kuba intliziyo yakho ayithe tye emehlweni kaThixo.
22 Guquka ngoko kobo bubi bakho, ukhunge kuThixo, ukuba ingathi mhlawumbi ixolelwe ingcingane yentliziyo yakho.
23 Kuba ndiyabona ukuba usenyongweni yobukrakra, nasentanjeni yentswela-bulungisa.
24 Waphendula ke uSimon wathi, Ndikhungeleni nina eNkosini, ukuze ndingahlelwa nanye yezo zinto nizithethileyo.
25 Bona ke ngoko, bakuba beqononondisile, belithetha ilizwi leNkosi, babuya beza eYerusalem; kanjalo imizi emininzi yelaseSamariya bayishumayeza iindaba ezilungileyo.
26 Ke kaloku kwathetha isithunywa seNkosi kuFilipu, sisithi, Suka usinge ezantsi, ngendlela ehla ivela eYerusalem, eya eGaza, yona iyintlango.
27 Usukile ke waya. Kwavela indoda engumTiyopiya, ithenwa, isikhulu sikaKandase, ukumkanikazi wamaTiyopiya, ebiphethe bonke ubutyebi bakhe, eyayize kunqula uThixo eYerusalem.
28 Yayibuya, ihleli enqwelweni yayo, ilesa incwadi yomprofeti uIsaya.
29 Uthe ke uMoya kuFilipu, Yiya ukhwele kule nqwelo.
30 Wabaleka ke uFilipu, waya kuyo, wayiva ilesa incwadi yomprofeti uIsaya; wathi, Uyaziqonda na kodwa izinto ozilesayo?
31 Ithe ke yona, Ndingaba nako ngani na, kungekho undikhokelayo nje? Kanjalo yambongoza uFilipu ukuba akhwele ahlale nayo.
32 Ke kaloku indawo yesibhalo eyayilesa yona ibiyile ithi, Njengemvu esiwa ekuxhelweni, Njengemvana esisimumu phambi komchebi wayo, Wenjenjalo yena ukungawuvuli umlomo wakhe.
33 Ekuthobekeni kwakhe umgwebo wakhe wasuswa; Ngubani na ke owosicacisa ukusixela isizukulwana sakhe? Ngokuba buyasuswa ubomi bakhe emhlabeni.
34 Laphendula ke ithenwa lathi kuFilipu, Ndiyakukhunga, umprofeti lo uyithetha ngabani na le nto; uzithetha yena na, uthetha mntu wumbi, kusini na?
35 Wawuvula ke uFilipu umlomo wakhe, waqalela kweso sibhalo, walishumayeza iindaba ezilungileyo zikaYesu.
36 Ke kaloku, xa bahambayo ngendlela, bafika manzini athile; lathi ithenwa, Nanga amanzi; kwala ntoni na ukuba ndingabhaptizwa?
37 Uthe ke uFilipu, Ukuba uyakholwa ngentliziyo yakho iphela, kuvumelekile. Laphendula ke lathi, Ndiyakholwa ukuba uYesu Kristu unguNyana kaThixo.
38 Lathi mayime inqwelo; behla bobabini, baya emanzini, uFilipu kwanethenwa; walibhaptiza.
39 Xeshikweni ke babenyukile, baphuma emanzini, uMoya weNkosi wamthi xwi uFilipu; alaba sambona ithenwa, kuba lalihamba ngeyalo indlela livuya.
40 UFilipu ke wafunyanwa eAzoto; watyhutyha ilizwe, eyishumayeza imizi yonke iindaba ezilungileyo, wada weza eKesareya.