Malaki

Isahluko: 1 2 3 4

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Isahluko 1

1 Isiprofetho. Izwi likaJehova ku-Israyeli ngesandla sikaMalaki.
2 “Nginithandile,” usho uJehova. “Nokho nithi: ‘Usithande kanjani na?’ “U-Esawu akasiye umfowabo kaJakobe na?” usho uJehova. “Ngamthanda uJakobe,
3 kepha u-Esawu ngamzonda, ngenza izintaba zakhe incithakalo, nefa lakhe ngalinika amakhanka asehlane.”
4 Uma u-Edomi ethi: “Sichithiwe, kepha siyakubuye sakhe izincithakalo,” usho kanje uJehova Sebawoti, uthi: “Bayakwakha bona, kepha mina ngiyakudiliza, babizwe ngokuthi uMkhawulo Wobubi, nabantu uJehova abathukuthelelayo kuze kube phakade.
5 Amehlo enu ayakukubona, bese nithi: ‘UJehova uyakuba mkhulu, kudlule nasemkhawulweni ka-Israyeli.’
6 “Indodana idumisa uyise, nenceku inkosi yayo; uma nginguyise, kuphi ukudunyiswa kwami? Uma ngiyinkosi, kuphi ukwesatshwa kwami?” usho uJehova Sebawoti, “kinina bapristi enilidelela igama lami.” Nokho nithi: “Silidelele kanjani igama lakho na?”
7 “Ngokunikela ngesinkwa esingcolileyo e-altare lami.” Bese nithi: “Sikungcolise ngani na?” “Ngokusho kwenu ukuthi: ‘Itafula likaJehova lidelelekile.’
8 Lapho ninikela ngesilwane esiyimpumputhe sibe ngumhlatshelo, akukubi na? Lapho ninikela ngesilwane esiqhugayo nesigulayo, akukubi na? Mawusisondeze kumbusi wakho; uyakuba nomusa kuwe na? Uyakukwamukela na?” usho uJehova Sebawoti.
9 “Manje ake ninxuse kuNkulunkulu ukuba abe nomusa kithi; njengokuba ninokunjalo ezandleni zenu, uyakunamukela na?” usho uJehova Sebawoti.
10 “Sengathi kungaba khona phakathi kwenu ongavala izicabha, ukuze ningabaseli ize e-altare lami! Angithokozi ngani,” usho uJehova Sebawoti, “angiyikwamukela iminikelo ezandleni zenu.
11 Ngokuba kusukela ekuphumeni kwelanga kuze kube sekushoneni kwalo igama lami likhulu phakathi kwezizwe; ezindaweni zonke igama lami lishiselwa impepho kanye neminikelo ehlambulukileyo, ngokuba igama lami likhulu phakathi kwezizwe,” usho uJehova Sebawoti.
12 “Kepha niyalihlambalaza ngokusho kwenu ukuthi: ‘Itafula leNkosi lingcolile lona, nesithelo salo, ukudla kwalo, sidelelekile.’
13 Nisho futhi ukuthi: ‘Bheka ukuhlupheka!’ bese nilincimfela,” usho uJehova Sebawoti, “niletha okuthathwe ngobudlova, nokuqhugayo, nokugulayo, niletha kanjalo umnikelo; bengiyakwamukela lokhu esandleni senu na?” usho uJehova.
14 “Makaqalekiswe okhohlisayo, okukhona emhlambini wakhe iduna, kanti athembise, ahlabele iNkosi okonakeleyo; ngokuba ngiyinkosi enkulu,” usho uJehova Sebawoti, “negama lami liyesabeka phakathi kwezizwe.”