Paul's Letter to Philemon

Philemon 1

1:1 Paul, isiboshwa sikaKristu Jesu, noThimothewu, umzalwane, kuFilemoni, abathandekayo esikanye zesisebenzi yethu,
1:2 futhi kuApifiya, iningi sister othandekayo, futhi Arkiphu, isosha esikanye nalo, futhi ibandla elisendlini yakho.
1:3 Makube kini umusa nokuthula kini, okuvela kuNkulunkulu uBaba wethu naseNkosini uJesu Kristu.
1:4 I ukumbonga uNkulunkulu wami, ukugcina njalo lapho nginikhumbula emithandazweni yami,
1:5 (ngoba engiwuzwayo sa nokholo lwenu, lapho une eNkosini uJesu futhi kanye nabo bonke abangcwele)
1:6 ukuze iqhaza ukholo lwakho kungase kubonakale by ukuqashelwa yonke imisebenzi emihle esikuwe kuKristu Jesu.
1:7 Ngokuba ngithola injabulo enkulu nenduduzo yakho charity, ngoba izinhliziyo zabangcwele aye beqabulekile wena, umfowabo.
1:8 Ngenxa yalokhu, Nginethemba eyanele kuKristu Jesu ukuze ngakho ngezinto ezithile,
1:9 kodwa ngiyanincenga esikhundleni, ngenxa charity, kusukela wena kakhulu kangaka njengoPawulu: ixhegu manje futhi ngiyisiboshwa sikaKristu Jesu.
1:10 Ngiyancenga, egameni indodana yami, engibathandayo yodwa ngamaketanga ami, Onesimu.
1:11 Ezikhathini ezidlule, yena akusizi ngalutho kini, kodwa manje unosizo kokubili kimi futhi kini.
1:12 Ngakho ngimthumela emuva kuwe. Futhi kwangathi ungangihaqa bamamukele like inhliziyo yami siqu.
1:13 Mina wayefuna ukuba agcine kuye nami, ukuze akwazi ukuba bangikhonze, egameni lakho, ngisekhona kuleli ngamaketanga iVangeli.
1:14 Kodwa mina wayezimisele ukwenza lutho ngaphandle iseluleko sakho, ukuze ngingabangi ukusetshenziswa isenzo sakho esihle sengathi ngenxa yesidingo, kodwa ngokuzithandela kuphela.
1:15 Ngakho mhlawumbe, ke, wamuka kuwe isikhathi, ukuze zithole khona phakade,
1:16 ayisekho njengenceku, kodwa, esikhundleni inceku, umzalwane othandekayo kakhulu, ikakhulukazi kimi: kodwa kangakanani ukuze kuwe, nasenyameni naseNkosini!
1:17 Ngakho, uma ubamba ngibe umngane, mamukele njengoba obuyongamukela.
1:18 Kodwa uma uye yokulinyazwa nangayiphi indlela, noma uma onecala yakho, ukushaja kimi.
1:19 I, Paul, ngikuloba ngesandla sami siqu: Ngizobuyisela. Futhi mina akudingeki ngithi kini, ukuthi wena futhi ezikweletini wena, kimi.
1:20 Ngakho kuba, umfowabo. Kwangathi Ngiyathanda nawe eNkosini! Vuselela inhliziyo yami kuKristu.
1:21 I nginilobele, iyethemba ukulalela kwakho, azi, too, ukuthi uzokwenza ngisho nangaphezu kwezinto engizishoyo.
1:22 Kodwa futhi, ngesikhathi esisodwa, ukulungiselela indawo kimi. Ngokuba ngithemba, ngemikhuleko yenu, ukwethula Ngiyozibonakalisa kuwe.
1:23 Khonzani esikanye, esikanye kuKristu Jesu,
1:24 noMarku, Aristarku, UDema, futhi Luka, abasizi yami.
1:25 Umusa weNkosi yethu uJesu Kristu mawube nomoya wenu. Amen.