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Isahluko 2

1 Kepha kwavela nabaprofethi bamanga phakathi kwesizwe, njengokuba nakinina kuzakuba khona abafundisi bamanga abazakungenisa ngasese izifundiso zamanga ezibhubhisayo, bephika noMbusi owabathengayo, bezilethela ukubhujiswa okusheshayo;
2 nabaningi bayakulandela amanyala abo; ngenxa yabo indlela yeqiniso iyakuhlanjalazwa;
3 nangokufisa bayakuthengiselana ngani ngamazwi obuqili, abakulahlwa kwabo kwamandulo akulibali nokubhujiswa kwabo akozeli.
4 Ngokuba uma uNkulunkulu engayekanga izingelosi ezonileyo, kodwa wazinikela ukuba ziphonswe esihogweni, emigodini yobumnyama, ukuba zigcinelwe ukwahlulelwa,
5 nezwe lamandulo engaliyekanga, kodwa wamlondoloza uNowa, umshumayeli wokulunga, engowesishiyagalombili, mhla eletha uzamcolo ezweni elingamesabi uNkulunkulu;
6 nemizi yaseSodoma neGomora wayahlulela wayichitha ngokuyiphendula umlotha, eyenza ibe yisiboniso kubo abangayikumesaba uNkulunkulu;
7 noLoti olungileyo, ehlushwa ngukuhamba ngamanyala kwabangenamthetho, wamhlangulisa —
8 ngokuba ngokubona nangokuzwa lona olungileyo, ehlala phakathi kwabo, wezwisa ubuhlungu umphefumulo wakhe olungileyo imihla ngemihla ngenxa yezenzo ezingenamthetho —
9 iNkosi iyakwazi ukuhlangulisa ekulingweni abamesabayo uNkulunkulu, kepha abangalungile iyabagcinela usuku lokwahlulelwa, bajeziswe,
10 ikakhulu labo abahamba ngokwenyama enkanukweni yokuzingcolisa, bedelela ubukhosi; bengamaphikankani nabaziqhenyayo abesabi nokuhlambalaza abenkazimulo,
11 kanti izingelosi, nokuba zizinkulu ngobuqhwaga namandla, azibamangaleli ngenhlamba phambi kweNkosi.
12 Kepha laba behlambalaza, benjengezidalwa ezingenangqondo, ngemvelo zizalelwe ukubanjwa nokubhujiswa, nabo bazakubhujiswa ekubhujisweni kwazo, behlambalaza abangakwaziyo,
13 bamukele umvuzo wokungalungi. Labo bathi ukutamasa emini kungukujabula; bayizisihla nezinsolo, bezitika ekukhohliseni kwabo bedla nani;
14 benamehlo agcwele ukuphinga nangayeki izono, bayenga imiphefumulo engaqinile, benenhliziyo ejwayele ukufisa, abantwana bokuqalekiswa,
15 beshiya indlela eqondileyo beduka, belandela indlela kaBalami kaBeyori owathanda umvuzo wokungalungi,
16 kepha waba nokusolwa ngenxa yokweqa kwakhe umthetho: imbongolo eyisimungulu yakhuluma ngezwi lomuntu, yanqabela ukuhlanya komprofethi.
17 Labo bayimithombo engenamanzi nezinkungu eziqhutshwa yisiphepho, abagcinelwe ubumnyama bobumnyama.
18 Ngokuba bekhuluma udwadwa, amazwi ayize, babayenga ngezinkanuko zenyama nangamanyala labo abasaphephayo abahamba ngokuduka;
19 bebathembisa inkululeko, kanti bona uqobo lwabo bayizigqila zokubhubha; ngokuba lokho umuntu ahlulwa yikho uyisigqila sakho.
20 Ngokuba uma bebuye bahilelwe, bahlulwe yikho, sebebalekele ukungcola kwezwe ngokuyazi iNkosi noMsindisi uJesu Kristu, khona ukugcina kwabo kubi kunokuqala.
21 Ngokuba ngabe kwaba ngcono kubo ukuba babengayazanga indlela yokulunga kunokuba kuthi sebayazile bafulathele umyalo ongcwele ababewunikeziwe.
22 Kubehlele njengokwesaga esiqinisileyo esithi: “Inja yabuyela ebuhlanzweni bayo,” nokuthi: “Ingulube igezwe qede yaphindela ukuzibhixa odakeni.”