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Isahluko 15

1 “Ngasekugcineni kweminyaka eyisikhombisa njalo uyakwenza uyekelo.
2 Nansi indlela yoyekelo: Yilowo nalowo otshelekileyo uyakuyekela lokho akutshelekile umakhelwane wakhe; akayikukubiza kumakhelwane wakhe nakumfowabo, ngokuba uyekelo lukaJehova lumenyezelwe.
3 Kowezizwe ungakubiza, kepha noma yikuphi okwakho okukumfowenu, lokho isandla sakho siyakukuyekela.
4 Nokho ngabe kungabikho abampofu kuwe, ngokuba uJehova uyakukubusisa nokukubusisa ezweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona libe yifa lakho ukuba ulidle,
5 uma ulalela nokulalela izwi likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho kuphela, ugcine ukwenza yonke le miyalo engikuyala ngayo namuhla.
6 Ngokuba uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakukubusisa njengokukwethembisa kwakhe, utsheleke izizwe eziningi, kepha ungatsheleki lutho kuzo; uyakubusa izizwe eziningi, kepha zona aziyikukubusa wena.
7 “Uma kukhona kuwe ompofu, omunye wabafowenu, phakathi kwelithile lamasango ezweni lakini uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona, awuyikuyenza lukhuni inhliziyo yakho, ungamvaleli umfowenu ompofu isandla sakho,
8 kepha umvulele nokumvulela isandla sakho, umtsheleke impela okwanele ukudinga kwakhe akuswelayo.
9 Xwaya ukuba kungabikho mcabango omubi enhliziyweni yakho ngokuthi: ‘Umnyaka wesikhombisa, umnyaka woyekelo, ususeduze;’ iso lakho beseliba libi kumfowenu ompofu, ungamniki lutho, abesekhala kuJehova ngawe, kube yisono sakho.
10 Womnika nokumnika, inhliziyo yakho ingakhathazeki lapho umnika, ngokuba ngenxa yalokho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakukubusisa emsebenzini wakho wonke nakukho konke obeka kukho isandla sakho.
11 Ngokuba ompofu akasoze aphela ezweni; ngakho-ke ngiyakuyala ngithi: ‘Womvulela nokumvulela umfowenu isandla sakho, abaswelayo bakho nabampofu bakho ezweni lakini.’
12 “Uma umfowenu, umHeberu noma umHeberukazi, ethengiswa kuwe, akukhonze iminyaka eyisithupha, ngomnyaka wesikhombisa uyakumyekela ukuba ahambe.
13 Nxa umyekela ukuba ahambe, awuyikummukisa ze.
14 Uyakumthwesa nokumthwesa ngezimvu zakho, nangokwesibuya sakho, nangokwesikhamo sakho sewayini; njengalokho uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho ekubusisile, kanjalo womnika yena.
15 Uyakukhumbula ukuthi wawuyisigqila ezweni laseGibithe nokuthi uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho wakuhlenga; ngalokho ngiyakuyala ngale nto namuhla.
16 “Kuyakuthi uma ethi kuwe: ‘Angiyikusuka kuwe,’ lokhu ekuthanda wena nendlu yakho, ngokuba ehlala kahle kuwe,
17 uyakuthatha usungulo, ubhobozele indlebe yakhe emnyango, abeseba yinceku yakho kuze kube phakade. Nakuyo incekukazi yakho uyakwenze njalo.
18 “Makungabi lukhuni emehlweni akho lapho umyekela ukuba ahambe, ngokuba ukukhonzile iminyaka eyisithupha ngenxenye yemali yomqashwa; uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho uyakukubusisa kukho konke okwenzayo.
19 “Onke amazibulo amaduna azalwa ezinkomeni zakho nasezimvini zakho wowangcwelisela uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho; awuyikusebenza ngezibulo lezinkomo zakho, ungaligundi izibulo lezimvu zakho.
20 Uyakulidla phambi kukaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho iminyaka ngeminyaka endaweni uJehova ayakuyikhetha, wena nabendlu yakho.
21 Uma linesici, liqhuga, noma liyimpumputhe, noma yisiphi isici, awuyikunikela ngalo kuJehova uNkulunkulu wakho.
22 Uyakulidla phakathi kwamasango akho, ongcolileyo nohlambulukileyo ngokufananayo, njengensephe nendluzele.
23 Kuphela igazi lalo awuyikulidla; lithululele emhlabathini njengamanzi.