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UPawulos, umpostile kaYesu Kristu ngokuthanda kukaThixo,ubhalela abangcwele abase-Efese, abakholwayo kuKristu Yesu;

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athi, Makube lubabalo kuni, noxolo oluvela kuThixo uBawo wethu, neNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu.

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Makabongwe uThixo, uYise weNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu, lowo wasisikelelayo ngeentsikelelo zonke zoMoya kwezasemazulwini iindawo, sikuKristu;

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njengokuba wathi, ngaphambi kokusekwa kwehlabathi,wasinyulela kuye, ukuba sibe ngcwele, singabi nasiphako phambi kwakhe;

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othe ngokusithanda wasimisela ngenxa engaphambili, ukuba senziwe oonyana kuye ngokwakhe ngoYesu Kristu, ngokwenkolelo yokuthanda kwakhe,

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ukuze kudunyiswe uzuko lobabalo lwakhe, awasibabala ngalo sikuye Othandiweyo;

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esinayo sikuye inkululeko ngokuhlawulelwa ngegazi lakhe,ukuxolelwa ke kweziphoso zethu, ngokobutyebi bobabalo lwakhe;

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awaluphuphumisela kuthi, lunabo bonke ubulumko nokuqonda;

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esazisile imfihlelo yokuthanda kwakhe ngokwenkolelo yakhe,awayimisayo ngokwakhe,

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ebhekise ekuhleleni aya kuhlela ngako, akuzaliseka amaxesha, ukuba azihlanganisele zonke izinto kuye uKristu,ezisemazulwini kwanezisemhlabeni;

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ewe, kuye lo sithe sikuye sadla ilifa; simisiwe ngenxa engaphambili ngokwengqibo yozisebenzayo zonke ezo nto ngokwecebo lokuthanda kwakhe;

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ukuze sibe ngabokudumisa uzuko lwakhe, thina aba sathi ngenxa engaphambili sathembela kuye uKristu;

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enithe, nikuye nani, nakuliva ilizwi lenyaniso, iindaba ezi zilungileyo zokusindiswa kwenu-enithe, nakukholwa nokukholwa kuye, natywinwa naqiniselwa ngaye uMoya oyiNgcwele wedinga,

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osisinyaniso selifa lethu, ukude kugqibelele ukukhululeka ngentlawulelo kwabo baziinqobo kuye, ukuba kudunyiswe uzuko lwakhe.

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Ngenxa yoko nam, ndakuba ndikuvile okwenu ukukholwa yiNkosi uYesu, nokubathanda kwenu bonke abangcwele,

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andiphezi ukubulela ngenxa yenu, ndinikhumbula emithandazweni yam,

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ukuba uThixo weNkosi yethu uYesu Kristu, uYise wozuko,aninike umoya wobulumko wokunityhilela, nimazi kakuhle;

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nikhanyiselwe amehlo engqondo, ukuze nilazi into eliyiyo ithemba lobizo lwakhe, nento obuyiyo ubutyebi bobuqaqawuli belifa lakhe phakathi kwabo abangcwele;

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nento obuyiyo ubukhulu obuncamisileyo bamandla akhe abhekisele kuthi, thina bakholwayo, angokokusebenza kokuqinisela kokomelela kwakhe,

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awakusebenza kuye uKristu, ekumvuseni kwakhe kwabafileyo;waza wamhlalisa ngasekunene kwakhe kwezasemazulwini iindawo,

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ngaphezu kwalo lonke ulawulo, negunya, namandla, nobukhosi,nalo lonke igama elikhankanywayo, kungekhona kweli phakade lodwa, kunakwelo lizayo.

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Waza izinto zonke wazithobela phantsi kweenyawo zakhe,wammisa ukuba abe yintloko phezu kweento zonke kulo ibandla,

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lona lingumzimba wakhe, ukuzala ke oko kozizalisayo izinto zonke ngako konke.

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