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1 UPawulu, umphostoli kaKristu Jesu ngentando kaNkulunkulu, kubo abangcwele abase-Efesu nakubo abakholwa nguKristu Jesu:
2 Makube kini umusa nokuthula okuvela kuNkulunkulu uBaba wethu naseNkosini uJesu Kristu.
3 Makabongwe uNkulunkulu, uYise weNkosi yethu uJesu Kristu osibusisile ezulwini kuKristu ngesibusiso sonke sokomoya,
4 njengalokho asikhethela kuye ngothando ngaphambi kokusekelwa kwezwe ukuba sibe ngcwele, singabi nakusolwa phambi kwakhe;
5 wasimisela ngaphambili ukuba sibe ngabantwana kuye ngoJesu Kristu, njengalokho kwaba kuhle kuye ngentando yakhe,
6 ukuze kutuswe inkazimulo yomusa wakhe asiphe wona ngesihle ngaye oThandiweyo;
7 esinokuhlengwa kuye ngegazi lakhe, ukuthethelelwa kwezono ngokwengcebo yomusa wakhe
8 awuvamisa kithi ngakho konke ukuhlakanipha nokuqonda,
9 esazisa imfihlakalo yentando yakhe njengokuzibonela kwakhe azimisela khona ngaphambili,
10 kuze kube yihlelo lokuphelela kwezikhathi lokuba kuhlanganiselwe ndawonye kuKristu konke okusezulwini nokusemhlabeni;
11 kuyena esabelwa futhi ifa kuye, esakumiselwa ngaphambili ngokwesimiso salowo osebenza izinto zonke ngokunquma kwentando yakhe,
12 ukuze sibe ludumo lwenkazimulo yakhe, thina esethemba ngaphambili kuKristu;
13 kuye nani esenizwile izwi leqiniso, ivangeli lokusindiswa kwenu, enakholwa nguye futhi, nani nabekwa uphawu olunguMoya oNgcwele wesithembiso
14 oyisibambiso sefa lethu, kube ngukuhlengwa kokungokwakhe, ukuze kutuswe inkazimulo yakhe.
15 Ngalokho nami, sengizwile ngokukholwa okukini eNkosini uJesu nothando kubo bonke abangcwele,
16 angiyeki ukubonga ngenxa yenu, nginikhumbula emikhulekweni yami,
17 ukuze uNkulunkulu weNkosi yethu uJesu Kristu, uYise wenkazimulo, aniphe umoya wokuhlakanipha nokwambulelwa ekumazini yena;
18 ekhanyisiwe amehlo enhliziyo yenu, nize nazi okuyithemba lobizo lwakhe nokuyingcebo yenkazimulo yefa lakhe kubo abangcwele,
19 nokungubukhulu obumangalisayo bamandla akhe kithina esikholwayo, ngokokusebenza kwamandla akhe amakhulu
20 asebenze ngawo kuKristu emvusa kwabafileyo, wamhlalisa ngakwesokunene sakhe ezulwini,
21 ngaphezu kwakho konke ukubusa, negunya, namandla, nobukhosi, namagama onke aphathwayo, kungekuleli zwe lodwa kepha nakulo elizayo;
22 wakubeka konke phansi kwezinyawo zakhe, wammisa abe yinhloko phezu kwakho konke kulo ibandla,
23 elona lingumzimba wakhe, ukugcwala kwakhe ogcwalisa konke kubo bonke.