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1 Sesiphelile isiyaluyalu, uPawulu wababiza abafundi, wabavuselela, wavalelisa, wamuka waya eMakedoniya.
2 Esedabulile lezo zindawo, ebavuselela ngamazwi amaningi, wafika ezweni lamaGreki,
3 wahlala khona izinyanga ezintathu; abaJuda sebenzile icebo ngaye esezakumuka ngomkhumbi ukuya eSiriya, wazimisela ukubuyela emuva edabula iMakedoniya.
4 Waphelekezelwa nguSophatru kaPhiru waseBereya, nabaseThesalonika o-Aristarku noSekhundu, noGayu waseDerbe, noThimothewu, nabase-Asiya oThikhiku noTrofimu.
5 Laba basandulela, basilindela eTrowa.
6 Kepha thina samuka ngomkhumbi eFilipi emva kwezinsuku zezinkwa ezingenamvubelo, safika kubo eTrowa ngezinsuku eziyisihlanu, sahlala khona izinsuku eziyisikhombisa.
7 Kwathi ngosuku lokuqala lweviki, sesibuthene ukuba sihlephule isinkwa, uPawulu washumayela kubo ebezakumuka ngangomuso, welula amazwi akhe kwaze kwaba phakathi kobusuku.
8 Kwakukhona izibani eziningi ekamelweni eliphezulu esasibuthene kulo.
9 Kwakuhlezi efasiteleni insizwa ethile igama layo lingu-Evitiku, eyazunywa ngubuthongo obunzima, uPawulu eshumayela isikhathi eside; isiyahlulwe ngubuthongo, yawa phansi isuka esitezi sesithathu, yathathwa isifile.
10 Kepha uPawulu wehla, wawa phezu kwayo, wayisingatha, wathi: “Ningaxokozeli, ngokuba umphefumulo wayo usekhona kuyo,”
11 esenyukile wahlephula isinkwa, wadla, wakhuluma nabo isikhathi eside kwaze kwasa; wayesemuka-ke.
12 Base bemletha umfana ephilile, baduduzeka kakhulu.
13 Kepha thina sandulela ukuya emkhunjini, samuka saya e-Asu, lapho sasizakumkhwelisa khona uPawulu; ngokuba wayenqumile kanjalo, yena ebezakuhamba ngezinyawo.
14 Kwathi esehlangene nathi e-Asu, samkhwelisa, safika eMithilene;
15 sesimukile lapho ngomkhumbi, ngangomuso safika maqondana neKiyu; ngangomhlomunye sasondela eSamu; ngolulandelayo safika eMilethu.
16 Ngokuba uPawulu wayezimisele ukudlula e-Efesu ngomkhumbi ukuze angalibali isikhathi e-Asiya; ngokuba wayekhawulezela ukuba, uma kungenzeka, abe khona eJerusalema ngosuku lwePhentekoste.
17 EseMilethu wathumela e-Efesu, wabiza amalunga ebandla.
18 Kwathi esefikile kuye, wathi kuwo: “Niyazi nina ukuthi kusukela osukwini lokuqala engafika ngalo e-Asiya nganginjani isikhathi sonke nginani,
19 ngikhonza iNkosi ngakho konke ukuthobeka, nangezinyembezi, nangokulingwa okwangehlela ngamacebo abaJuda,
20 nokuthi angigwemanga ukunitshela okusizayo nokunifundisa phambi kwabantu nakuzo izindlu ngezindlu,
21 ngifakaza kubaJuda nakumaGreki ukuphendukela kuNkulunkulu nokukholwa yiNkosi yethu uJesu.
22 “Kepha manje, bhekani, mina sengiya eJerusalema ngiboshiwe emoyeni, ngingakwazi okuzakungehlela khona,
23 kuphela ukuba uMoya oNgcwele uyafakaza kimi imizi ngemizi ethi izibopho nezinhlupheko zingihlalele.
24 Kepha ukuphila angikushayi into yalutho ukuba kube yigugu kimi, kuphela ukuba ngiphelelise ukuhamba kwami nenkonzo engayamukela eNkosini uJesu yokufakaza ngevangeli lomusa kaNkulunkulu.
25 “Kalokhu bhekani, ngiyazi ukuthi anisayikubona ubuso bami nina nonke engahamba phakathi kwenu, ngishumayela umbuso.
26 Ngakho-ke ngiyafakaza kini ngalolu suku lwanamuhla ngithi anginacala egazini labo bonke.
27 Ngokuba angigwemanga ukunitshela lonke icebo likaNkulunkulu.
28 Ziqapheleni nina nomhlambi wonke anibeke kuwo uMoya oNgcwele ukuba nibe ngababonisi bokwalusa ibandla likaNkulunkulu azizuzele lona ngegazi lakhe.
29 Mina ngiyazi ukuthi emva kokumuka kwami kuzakungena kini izimpisi ezihahayo zingawuhawukeli umhlambi,
30 naphakathi kwenu kuzakuvuka amadoda akhuluma okudukisayo, ahunge abafundi ukubalandela.
31 Ngakho lindani, nikhumbule ukuthi ngeminyaka emithathu ubusuku nemini angiyekanga ukuniluleka nonke ngabanye ngezinyembezi.
32 “Kalokhu sengiyanibeka eNkosini nasezwini lomusa wayo, yona enamandla okwakha nokwabela ifa phakathi kwabo bonke abangcwelisiweyo.
33 Angifisanga siliva lamuntu, nagolide, nangubo;
34 nina niyazi ukuthi lezi zandla zasebenzela izinswelo zami nezababe nami.
35 Kukho konke ngangikhombisa ukuthi kumelwe ukuba nisize ababuthakathaka ngokusebenza okunje, nikhumbule futhi amazwi eNkosi uJesu ukuba yena wathi: ‘Kubusisekile ukupha kunokwamukela.’ ”
36 Eseshilo lokho waguqa phansi kanye nabo bonke, wakhuleka.
37 Bakhala kakhulu bonke, bamgona uPawulu ngentamo, bamanga,
38 belusizi kakhulu ngezwi alishilo lokuthi abasayikubona ubuso bakhe. Base bemphelekezela, baya emkhunjini.