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Kuthe ke, akubon’ ukuba uYesu uzelwe eBhetelehem yelakwaYuda, emihleni kaHerode ukumkani, kwabonakala kufika eYerusalem izazi zivela empumalanga, zisithi,

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Uphi na lo uzelweyo, ukumkani wamaYuda? Kuba sibone inkwenkwezi yakhe empumalanga; size kumnqula.

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Uthe ke uHerode ukumkani, akuva, wakhathazeka, yena nayo yonke iYerusalem naye.

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Wahlanganisa ke bonke ababingeleli abakhulu nababhali babantu, wababuza ukuba ubeya kuzalelwa phi na uKristu.

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Bathe ke kuye, EBhetelehem yelakwaYuda; kuba kubhaliwe ngomprofeti kwathiwa,

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Nawe Bhetelehem, mhlaba wakwaYuda, Akunguye nakanye omncinanana phakathi kwabalawuli bakwaYuda: Kuba kuwe apha kuya kuphuma uMlawuli, Onguyena uya kubalusa abantu bam amaSirayeli.

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Kwakuba njalo, uHerode, ezibize ngasese izazi ezo,waqondisisa kakuhle kuzo ixesha lokubonakala kwenkwenkwezi leyo;

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wazithuma ke eBhetelehem, wathi, Hambani niye nicokise ukubuzisa ngomntwana lowo; xa ke nithe namfumana, ze nindibikele, ukuze nam ndiye kumnqula.

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Zimvile ke zona ukumkani, zahamba; nantso inkwenkwezi leyo zayibonayo empumalanga izandulela, yada yaya kuma phezu kwendawo abekuyo umntwana lowo.

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Zathi ke, zakuyibona inkwenkwezi, zavuya ngovuyo olukhulu kakhulu.

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Zingenile endlwini, zambona umntwana enoMariya unina, zawa phantsi, zaqubuda kuye; zathi, zinqike impahla yazo, zanikela kuye iminikelo, igolide, nentlaka emhlophe, nemore.

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Zathi, kuba zihlatyelwe nguThixo ephupheni ukuba zingabuyi ziye kuHerode, zemka ngayimbi indlela ukuya ezweni lakowazo.

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Zithe zakubon’ ukuba zimkile ke zona, naso isithunywa seNkosi sibonakala kuYosefu ephupheni, sisithi, Vuka,umthabathe umntwana nonina, usabele eYiputa, uze ube khona apho ndide ndikuxelele; kuba uHerode uhlalele ukumfuna umntwana lowo, ukuba amtshabalalise.

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Evukile ke yena, wamthabatha umntwana nonina ebusuku, wemka waya eYiputa.

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Waba khona apho wada wabhubha uHerode; ukuze kuzaliseke okwathethwayo yiNkosi ngomprofeti isithi, Ndambiza unyana wam ukuba aphume eYiputa.

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Ke kaloku uHerode, akubona ukuba izazi zidlale ngaye, waba nomsindo kunene, waza wathumela, wababulala bonke abantwana abaseBhetelehem, nakuyo yonke imida yayo, abaminyaka mibini bezelwe, nangaphantsi, elungelelanisa nexesha abeliqondisise kakuhle kuzo izazi.

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Kwandula ukuzaliseka okwathethwayo ngoYeremiya umprofeti esithi,

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Kwavakala izwi eRama, Isimema nesililo nesijwili esikhulu,URakeli elilela abantwana bakhe, Engavumi ukuthuthuzeleka,ngokuba bengasekho.

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Akubon’ ukuba ubhubhile ke uHerode, sabonakala isithunywa seNkosi sibonakala ephupheni kuYosefu eYiputa sisithi,

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Vuka, umthabathe umntwana nonina, uye ezweni lakwaSirayeli;kuba bafile abo babezonda ubomi bomntwana.

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Wavuka ke, wamthabatha umntwana nonina, weza ezweni lakwaSirayeli.

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Ke kaloku, akuva ukuba uArkelawo ungukumkani kwelakwaYuda esikhundleni sikaHerode uyise, woyika ukuhamba asinge khona;wathi ke, ehlatyelwe nguThixo ephupheni, wemka waya kumacala elaseGalili.

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Ufike wema emzini ekuthiwa yiNazarete; ukuze kuzaliseke okwathethwayo ngabaprofeti, okokuba wobizwa ngokuthi ungowase Nazarete.

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