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(src)="1"> Supply to Your Knowledge Self - Control
(trg)="1"> Unaj k - kóontrolaartikba utiaʼal k - beetik baʼax k - kanik

(src)="2"> “ Supply . . . to your knowledge self - control . ” ​ — 2 PETER 1 : 5 - 8 .
(trg)="2"> « Unaj a tsʼáaikeʼex [ . . . ] muʼukʼan óolal [ u kóontrolaartikuba máak ] tiʼ a naʼateʼex . »
(trg)="3"> ( 2 SAN PEDRO 1 : 5 - 8 . )

(src)="3"> Many human problems are the result of what inability ?
(trg)="4"> ¿ Baʼaxten jach yaan talamil tiʼ wíinikoʼob ?

(src)="4"> DURING a major campaign against drug abuse , young people in the United States were admonished : “ Just say no . ”
(trg)="5"> UTÉENJEAKILEʼ , teʼ Estaados Úunidosoʼ joʼopʼ u sen aʼalal tiʼ le táankelem paalal maʼ u yóotkoʼob u kʼamoʼob droogaʼoboʼ .

(src)="5"> How much better things would be if everyone would just say no not only to drug abuse but also to overdrinking , to unwise or immoral life - styles , to dishonest business practices , and to “ the desires of the flesh ” !
(trg)="6"> Bukaʼaj jeʼel u maʼalobtal k - kuxtal wa tuláakal máak maʼ u drogaarkubaeʼ , maʼ u káaltal , maʼ u beetik baʼaloʼob kʼaastak , maʼ u yokoltik u yéet máakil , mix u beetik « baʼax ku tsʼíiboltik le wíinklil [ oʼ ] » .

(src)="6"> Yet , who will claim that saying no is always easy ?
(trg)="7"> Baʼaleʼ , k - ojleʼexeʼ maʼ chéen chʼaʼabil u náachkuntkuba máak tiʼe baʼaloʼobaʼ .

(src)="7"> ( a ) What Bible examples show that difficulty in saying no is not new ?
(trg)="8"> 1 ) ¿ Tiʼ máaxoʼob ku tʼaan le Biiblia kieʼesik maʼ chéen chʼaʼabil u kanáantikuba máak utiaʼal maʼ u lúubul tiʼ tsʼíibolal maʼ maʼalobtakiʼ ?

(src)="8"> ( b ) What should these examples encourage us to do ?
(trg)="9"> 2 ) ¿ Baʼax kieʼesiktoʼon lelaʼ ?

(src)="9"> Since all imperfect humans have difficulty exercising self - control , we should be interested in learning how to win any personal battle that we face .
(trg)="10"> Bey tumen tuláakloʼon talam k - tiaʼaleʼex k - kóontrolaartikbaʼexoʼ , unaj k - kanik bix jeʼel k - beetkeʼ .

(src)="10"> The Bible tells us about people in the past who strove to serve God but who sometimes had difficulty just saying no .
(trg)="11"> Le Biibliaoʼ ku tʼaan tiʼ máakoʼob tu kʼububaʼob u meyajtoʼob Jéeoba , baʼaleʼ jach talamchajtiʼob u yilik maʼ u lúuʼloʼob tiʼ tsʼíibolal maʼ maʼalobtakiʼ .

(src)="11"> Remember David and his sin of adultery with Bath - sheba .
(trg)="12"> Jeʼex ka kʼebanchaj Dabid yéetel Bat - seebaeʼ .

(src)="12"> It led to the death of their child conceived in adultery and of Bath - sheba’s husband , both of whom were innocent .
(trg)="13"> U kʼebanoʼobeʼ tu beetaj u kíimil kaʼatúul máakoʼob mix baʼal kʼaas u beetmoʼob : le chaambal síij úuchik u kʼebankúuntkubaʼoboʼ yéetel u yíicham Bat - seeba ( 2 Samuel 11 : 1 - 27 ; 12 : 15 - 18 ) .

(src)="13"> Or think of the apostle Paul , who openly confessed : “ For the good that I wish I do not do , but the bad that I do not wish is what I practice . ”
(trg)="14"> Áapostol Paablo xaneʼ yéetel u jaajil u yóol tiaʼalaj : « Maʼ táan in beetik le baʼax maʼalob in kʼáatoʼ , baʼaleʼ táan in beetik le baʼax kʼaas maʼ in kʼáatoʼ » .

(src)="14"> Do you at times feel similar frustration ?
(trg)="15"> ¿ Yaan wa kʼiin bey xan k - uʼuyikbaoʼ ?

(src)="15"> Paul continued : “ I really delight in the law of God according to the man I am within , but I behold in my members another law warring against the law of my mind and leading me captive to sin’s law that is in my members .
(trg)="16"> Paabloeʼ tiaʼalaj xan : « In puksiʼikʼaleʼ ku kiʼimaktal u yóol tu yoʼolal u yaʼalmaj tʼaan Kʼu [ wa Dioos ] ; baʼaleʼ kin wilikeʼ tiʼ in wíinklileʼ yaan baʼax ku bin tu koontra in tuukul ; lelaʼ u yaʼalmaj tʼaan le kʼeban yaan tiʼ in wíinkliloʼ yéetel u palitsiltmaen .

(src)="16"> Miserable man that I am !
(trg)="17"> ¡ Jach óotsilen !

(src)="17"> Who will rescue me from the body undergoing this death ? ”
(trg)="18"> ¿ Máax [ jeʼel u ] tokiken tiʼ le wíinklil ku bisiken tiʼ le kíimiloʼ ? » .

(src)="18"> Biblical examples should strengthen our determination never to give up in our struggle to gain greater self - control .
(trg)="19"> Le baʼax úuchtiʼe kaʼatúul máakoʼobaʼ ku yeʼesiktoʼon unaj k - kanik kóontrolaartbaʼex tu beel .

(src)="19"> Self - Control , a Lesson to Be Learned
(trg)="20"> U kóontrolaarkuba máakeʼ , kambil u beetaʼal

(src)="20"> Explain why we cannot expect it to be easy to manifest self - control .
(trg)="21"> ¿ Baʼaxten maʼ unaj k - tuklik chéen chʼaʼabil u kóontrolaarkuba máakiʼ ?

(src)="21"> Self - control , which includes the ability to say no , is mentioned at 2 Peter 1 : 5 - 7 along with faith , virtue , knowledge , endurance , godly devotion , brotherly affection , and love .
(trg)="22"> 2 San Pedro 1 : 5 - 7 ken tʼaanak tiʼ maʼalob kuxtal , tiʼ oksaj óolal , tiʼ naʼat , tiʼ chúukaʼan óolal , tiʼ u áadorartaʼal Dioos , tiʼ yaakunaj ich sukuʼuntsiloʼob yéetel tiʼ kiliʼich yaakunajeʼ , ku tʼaan xan tiʼ muʼukʼan óolal wa u kóontrolaarkuba máak utiaʼal maʼ u beetik wa baʼax .

(src)="22"> None of these other desirable qualities are wholly inborn .
(src)="23"> They must be cultivated .
(trg)="23"> Le yáax maʼalob moodos t - aʼaloʼ , kambil u beetaʼaloʼob : maʼatech k - síijil yéeteloʼob .

(src)="24"> To manifest them in significant measure requires determination and effort .
(trg)="24"> Yéetel utiaʼal u jach eʼesaʼaloʼobeʼ , máakeʼ unaj u jach chʼaʼatuklik u beetik .

(src)="25"> So should we expect self - control to be any easier ?
(trg)="25"> Wa le maʼalob moodos unaj u kaʼanloʼobaʼ , ¿ maʼ wa xan unaj u kanik máak u kóontrolaartubaiʼ ?

(src)="26"> Why do many feel that they have no problem with self - control , but of what is this an indication ?
(trg)="26"> ¿ Baʼaxten utiaʼal yaʼab máakoʼobeʼ maʼ kʼaʼanan u kóontrolaarkubaʼobiʼ , baʼaleʼ baʼax kieʼesiktoʼon lelaʼ ?

(src)="27"> True , millions of people may feel that they have no problem with self - control .
(trg)="27"> U miyoonesi máakoʼobeʼ , maʼ xaaneʼ ku tuklikoʼob maʼ kʼaʼanan u kóontrolaarkubaʼobiʼ , ku beetkoʼob le baʼax u kʼáatoʼobeʼ .

(src)="28"> They go about life doing as they please , knowingly or unknowingly conducting themselves in accord with the dictates of their imperfect flesh and giving little consideration to the consequences ​ — to themselves or to others .
(trg)="28"> Kex u yojloʼob wa maʼeʼ , táan u beetkoʼob le baʼax ku tsʼíiboltik u kʼeban wíinkliloʼoboʼ , yéetel maʼ tu tuklikoʼob baʼax talmil ken u taas tiʼ letiʼob wa tiʼ uláakʼ máakoʼob , le baʼax ku beetkoʼoboʼ .

(src)="29"> The lack of ability and willingness to say no is more evident now than ever before .
(trg)="29"> Teʼ t - kʼiinoʼobaʼ jach chíikaʼan yilaʼal : le máakoʼoboʼ maʼ tu páajtal yéetel maʼ u kʼáat u náachkuntubaʼob tiʼ baʼax maʼ maʼalobiʼ .

(src)="30"> It is an indication that we are indeed living in “ the last days ” of which Paul spoke when he foretold : “ Critical times hard to deal with will be here .
(trg)="31"> Máakoʼobeʼ bíin tsʼuʼutchajkoʼob , bíin u yaabiltoʼob taakʼin , bíin kaʼanalchajak u yichoʼob yéetel bíin u nojbaʼalkúunsubaʼob .

(src)="31"> For men will be lovers of themselves , lovers of money , self - assuming , haughty , blasphemers , . . . without self - control . ” ​ — 2 Timothy 3 : 1 - 3 .
(trg)="32"> Bíin tʼaanakoʼob tu koontra Kʼu [ wa Dioos ] , [ . . . ] maʼ túun páajtal u tsʼáancheʼetikoʼob u kʼaakʼas tsʼíibolaloʼob » .

(src)="32"> Why are Jehovah’s Witnesses interested in the subject of self - control , and what advice is still valid ?
(trg)="33"> ¿ Baʼaxten u j - jaajkunajoʼon Jéeobaeʼ , k - ilik kʼaʼanan kóontrolaartikba , yéetel baʼax tsolnuʼukil láayliʼ jeʼel u meyajtoʼoneʼ ?

(src)="33"> Jehovah’s Witnesses are well aware of the challenge posed by the need for self - control .
(trg)="34"> U j - jaajkunajoʼon Jéeobaeʼ k - ojel maʼ chéen chʼaʼabil u kóontrolaarkuba máakiʼ .

(src)="34"> Like Paul , they are conscious of the struggle between a desire to please God by living according to his standards and the course that their imperfect flesh may urge them to take .
(trg)="35"> Jeʼex Paabloeʼ , k - ojel kex k - kʼáat kiʼimakkúunt yóol Jéeoba ikil k - beetik baʼax u kʼáateʼ , k - kʼeban wíinklileʼ ku túulchʼinkoʼon k - beet yaanal baʼal .

(src)="35"> For this reason they have long been interested in how to win this tug - of - war .
(trg)="36"> Le oʼolaleʼ , tsʼoʼok u máan kʼiin táan k - ilik bix jeʼel k - kanik k - kóontrolaartikbaeʼ .

(src)="36"> Back in 1916 , an early issue of the magazine you are now reading spoke of “ the proper course for us to take in getting control of ourselves , our thoughts , our words and our conduct . ”
(src)="37"> It suggested keeping Philippians 4 : 8 in mind .
(trg)="37"> Tu jaʼabil 1916 , jóoʼsaʼab teʼ The Watch Tower upʼéel xook ku tʼaan « tiʼ baʼax kʼaʼabéet k - beetik utiaʼal k - kanik kóontrolaartba , utiaʼal k - kanáantik baʼax k - tuklik , baʼax k - aʼalik yéetel baʼax k - beetik » ; teʼ xanoʼ aʼalaʼab maʼ unaj k - tuʼubsik baʼax kiaʼalik Tiʼ Filiposiloʼob 4 : 8 .

(src)="38"> The divine advice in that text is still valid , although originally offered some 2,000 years ago and probably more difficult to follow now than it was then or in 1916 .
(trg)="38"> Kex tsʼoʼok u máan óoliʼ dos miil jaʼaboʼobeʼ , u tsolnuʼuk Dioos tsʼíibtaʼan teʼ teekstoaʼ láayliʼ jeʼel u meyajtoʼoneʼ , kex maas talam u tsʼoʼokbesaʼal bejlaʼeʼ ke teʼ yáax siiglooʼ wa teʼ tu jaʼabil 1916 .

(src)="39"> Nevertheless , Christians strive hard to say no to worldly desires , aware that by so doing , they are saying yes to their Creator .
(trg)="39"> Baʼaleʼ , u j - jaajkunajoʼon Jéeobaeʼ k - beetik tuláakal le ku páajtal utiaʼal maʼ u yantaltoʼon kʼaakʼas tsʼíibolaloʼob utiaʼal k - maas natsʼikba tiʼ Jéeoba .

(src)="40"> Why do we have no reason to despair while cultivating self - control ?
(trg)="40"> ¿ Baʼaxten maʼ unaj u lúubul k - óol ken joʼopʼok k - kanik kóontrolaartikbaiʼ ?

(src)="41"> Self - control is mentioned at Galatians 5 : 22 , 23 as part of “ the fruitage of the [ holy ] spirit . ”
(trg)="41"> Tiʼ Galaciailoʼob 5 : 22 , 23 ku yeʼesaʼaleʼ , le muʼukʼan óolaloʼ ( wa u kóontrolaarkuba máakeʼ ) , upʼéel tiʼ letiʼe baʼaxoʼob « ku tsʼáaik » le espiiritu saantooʼ .

(src)="42"> If we manifest this quality along with “ love , joy , peace , long - suffering , kindness , goodness , faith , [ and ] mildness , ” we will be benefited greatly .
(trg)="42"> K - kóontrolaartikbaeʼ bey xan k - eʼesik yaakunaj , kiʼimak óolal , jeetsʼel óolal , chúukaʼan óolal , muumun óolal , utsil óolal , oksaj óolal yéetel suuk óolaleʼ , jach yaʼab utsiloʼob jeʼel u taasiktoʼoneʼ .

(src)="43"> Doing so will prevent us , as Peter explained , from becoming “ either inactive or unfruitful ” in our service to God .
(trg)="43"> Jeʼex tiaʼalaj Peedroeʼ , k - meyaj tiʼ Diooseʼ « maʼ [ tun ] pʼáatal mix baʼal u biilal yéetel x - maʼ ichil » .

(src)="44"> But we should not despair or condemn ourselves if we fail to display these qualities as rapidly and as fully as we would like .
(trg)="44"> Baʼaleʼ , wa maʼ tu jáan yantaltoʼon le moodosaʼ bey xan wa maʼ t - eʼesik jach jeʼex k - kʼáateʼ , maʼ unaj u lúubul k - óoliʼ mix tuklik maʼ maʼaloboʼoniʼ .

(src)="45"> You have probably observed that in school one student learns more quickly than another .
(trg)="45"> U j - xoknáaliloʼob upʼéel najil xookeʼ maʼ u takáaliliʼ u bin kaambaloʼobiʼ .

(src)="46"> Or on the job one person learns a new task more quickly than fellow workers .
(trg)="46"> Yaan xan máaxoʼobeʼ maas séeb u kanik u beetoʼob upʼéel meyaj ke uláakʼoʼob .

(src)="47"> Similarly , some learn to manifest Christian qualities more quickly than others .
(src)="48"> The important thing is to keep cultivating godly qualities in the best way we can .
(trg)="47"> Bey xan u yúuchul yéetel le kristiaanoʼoboʼ , yaneʼeʼ maas séeb u kankoʼob maʼalob moodosoʼob yéetel maas séeb xan u yeʼeskoʼob ke uláakʼoʼob .

(src)="49"> This we can do by taking full advantage of the help Jehovah provides through his Word and congregation .
(trg)="48"> Baʼax kʼaʼananeʼ ka k - beet tuláakal le ku páajtal utiaʼal k - kanik le maʼalob moodosaʼ , leloʼ yaan k - beetik wa k - jóoʼsik utsil tiʼ le áantaj ku tsʼáaik Dioos yéetel le Biibliaoʼ bey xan yéetel le múuchʼuliloʼ .

(src)="50"> Speed in achieving our goal is less important than determined efforts to keep making progress .
(trg)="49"> Baʼax kʼaʼananeʼ ka k - beet tuláakal le ku páajtaleʼ , maʼ u séebaʼaniliʼ .

(src)="51"> What demonstrates that self - control is important ?
(trg)="50"> ¿ Baʼax eʼesik u kóontrolaarkuba máakeʼ jach kʼaʼanaʼan ?

(src)="52"> Despite being listed last in the qualities produced by the spirit , self - control is in no way less important than the others .
(trg)="51"> Kex tumen u kóontrolaarkuba máak tsolaʼan tu tsʼoʼok ken aʼalaʼak le moodos ku tsʼáaik le espiirituoʼ , leloʼ maʼ u kʼáat yaʼal wa maʼ jach kʼaʼananiʼ .

(src)="53"> Quite on the contrary .
(trg)="52"> Tuláakal le « kʼaakʼas tsʼíibolaloʼoboʼ » jeʼel u páajtal k - náachtal tiʼ letiʼobeʼ wa k - kanik kóontrolaartikba tu beel .

(src)="54"> We should keep in mind that all “ the works of the flesh ” could be avoided if we had perfect self - control .
(trg)="53"> Baʼaleʼ , tumen kʼeban wíinkoʼoneʼ k - kóolal tumen le « kʼaakʼas tsʼíibolaloʼoboʼ » .

(src)="55"> Yet , imperfect humans are prone to give in to some form of “ the works of the flesh . . . , fornication , uncleanness , loose conduct , idolatry , practice of spiritism , enmities , strife , jealousy , fits of anger , contentions , divisions , sects . ”
(trg)="54"> Uláakʼ xan tiʼ baʼax séeb u lúubul máakeʼ letiʼe u áadorartik beetbil dioosoʼoboʼ , pulyaʼajil , chʼaʼapʼektajil , baʼatelil , kʼaakʼas tuukulil , séeb pʼuʼujulil , u kaxtik chéen yutsil , jatslantáambail bey xan u kaxtik u j - tsaypachoʼob .

(src)="56"> We must therefore constantly put up a fight , being determined to root out negative tendencies from both heart and mind .
(trg)="55"> Le oʼolaleʼ , maʼ kʼaʼabéet k - chaʼik lúubul tiʼe baʼaloʼobaʼ yéetel kʼaʼabéet k - ilik luʼsik tiʼ k - tuukul yéetel tiʼ k - puksiʼikʼal jeʼel máakalmáak tsʼíibolal maʼ maʼalobeʼ .

(src)="57"> Some Have a Special Struggle
(trg)="56"> Yaneʼeʼ maas talam utiaʼaloʼob

(src)="58"> What factors make exercising self - control particularly difficult for some ?
(trg)="57"> ¿ Baʼaxten yaan kristiaanoʼobeʼ maas talam utiaʼaloʼob u kóontrolaarkubaʼob ?

(src)="59"> Some Christians have a more difficult time exercising self - control than do others .
(src)="60"> Why ?
(src)="61"> Parental training or past experiences may contribute to the situation .
(trg)="58"> Yaan kristiaanoʼobeʼ maas talam utiaʼaloʼob u kóontrolaarkubaʼob , yaneʼeʼ yoʼolal le kaʼansaj tu kʼamoʼob tu chichniloʼoboʼ wa yoʼolal baʼaxoʼob uchaʼantiʼob .

(src)="62"> If cultivating and displaying self - control has not seemed to be a problem for us , that is a reason for joy .
(trg)="59"> Wa yaan máax jach chéen chʼaʼabil utiaʼal u kóontrolaarkubaeʼ , leloʼ jach maʼalob .

(src)="63"> But we certainly should be compassionate and understanding when dealing with those who have more difficulty in exercising it , even if their lack of self - control causes us some personal discomfort .
(trg)="60"> Baʼaleʼ , kʼaʼabéet k - ilik naʼatik yéetel k - líiʼsik yóol le máaxoʼob yéetel k - bisikba jach talam utiaʼaloʼob u kóontrolaarkubaʼoboʼ , kex wa yaan kʼaas ku beetiktoʼon maʼ u kóontrolaarkubaʼob .

(src)="64"> In view of our own imperfection , who among us has any reason to show a self - righteous attitude ? ​ — Romans 3 : 23 ; Ephesians 4 : 2 .
(trg)="61"> Bey tumen kʼeban wíinkoʼoneʼ , ¿ máax jeʼel u tuklik maas maʼalob máak ke u chuukaneʼ ?

(src)="65"> What weaknesses do some have , and when will these weaknesses be completely overcome ?
(trg)="62"> ¿ Baʼax tsʼíibolal maʼ maʼalobtak yaan tiʼ jujuntúuliʼ , yéetel baʼax kʼiin ken jach saʼatkoʼob ?

(src)="66"> To illustrate : We may know that some fellow Christians who have given up tobacco or the use of “ recreational ” drugs may at times still have a strong craving for them .
(trg)="63"> Maʼ xaaneʼ k - ojel yaan sukuʼunoʼob ku tsʼuʼutsʼoʼob wa ku drogaarkubaʼob kaʼacheʼ , yaan kʼiineʼ jach ku tsʼíibolkoʼob u kaʼa beetkoʼob le baʼaloʼobaʼ .

(src)="67"> Or some find it challenging to limit their consumption of food or alcoholic beverages .
(trg)="64"> Yaan xaneʼeʼ talam utiaʼaloʼob u tsʼáaikoʼob u pʼiis tiʼ u jaanloʼob yéetel tiʼ yuʼkoʼob baʼaloʼob ku káalkunaj .

(src)="68"> Others have trouble guarding their tongue , so they often stumble in word .
(trg)="65"> Uláakʼoʼob xaneʼ jach ku talamtaltiʼob u kanáantkoʼob baʼax kiaʼalkoʼob , le oʼolal séeb u yaʼalikoʼob baʼal maʼ tu beeliʼ .

(src)="69"> To deal with such deficiencies requires diligent effort in cultivating self - control .
(trg)="66"> Utiaʼal maʼ k - lúubul tiʼe baʼaloʼob beyaʼ jach mantatsʼ kʼaʼabéet k - ilik kóontrolaartikba .

(src)="70"> Why ?
(trg)="67"> ¿ Baʼaxten ?

(src)="71"> James 3 : 2 realistically admits : “ We all stumble many times .
(trg)="68"> Santiago 3 : 2 kiaʼaliktoʼon baʼaxten : « Tuláakaloʼoneʼex k - beetik baʼaloʼob maʼ tu beeliʼ .

(src)="72"> If anyone does not stumble in word , this one is a perfect man , able to bridle also his whole body . ”
(src)="73"> Still others feel a strong urge to gamble .
(trg)="69"> Wa yaan máax maʼ tu yaʼalik baʼal maʼ tu beeliʼ , lelaʼ juntúul máak [ . . . ] chúukaʼan ku páajtal u nuʼuktik maʼalob tuláakal u wíinklil » .

(src)="74"> Or they may find it difficult to control their temper .
(trg)="70"> Yaan máaxoʼobeʼ jach ku taaktal u báaxloʼob yoʼolal taakʼin wa jach talam u jetsʼik u tsʼíikiloʼob .

(src)="75"> It may take time to learn to cope successfully with these or similar weaknesses .
(trg)="71"> Maʼ xaaneʼ jeʼel u bisik tiempo k - maʼalobkíintik k - kuxtal tiʼ baʼax yaan yil yéetel le baʼaloʼobaʼ .

(src)="76"> Although we can make significant progress now , wrong desires will be permanently eradicated only when we reach perfection .
(trg)="72"> Baʼaleʼ , kex ka k - beet lelaʼ , chéen jaʼali ken lúuʼsaʼak le kʼeban t - wíinkliloʼ chéen jaʼali bey kun xuʼulul le tsʼíibolaloʼob maʼ pataltakoʼoʼ .

(src)="77"> In the meantime , striving to exercise self - control will help us to avoid falling back into a sinful pattern of life .
(trg)="73"> Maʼiliʼ kʼuchuk leloʼoʼ , k - ilik kóontrolaartikbaeʼ yaan u yáantkoʼon utiaʼal maʼ k - kaʼa lúubul tiʼ baʼax kʼaas .

(src)="78"> As the struggle continues , let us assist one another not to give up . ​ — Acts 14 : 21 , 22 .
(trg)="74"> Kʼaʼabéet k - paklan áantikbaʼex utiaʼal maʼ u lúubul k - óoleʼex .

(src)="79"> ( a ) Why is exercising self - control in sexual matters particularly challenging for some ?
(trg)="75"> 1 ) ¿ Baʼaxten yaneʼeʼ jach talam utiaʼaloʼob u kóontrolaarkubaʼob tiʼ baʼax yaan yil yéetel u tsʼíibolal u chital utúul xiib yéetel utúul koʼolel ?

(src)="80"> ( b ) What major change did one brother make ?
(trg)="76"> 2 ) ¿ Baʼax nojoch kʼeexil tu beetaj utúul sukuʼun ?

(src)="81"> ( See box on page 16 . )
(trg)="77"> ( Ilaʼak u kuaadroi t.j .

(src)="82"> Another area in which exercising self - control is difficult for some is in the matter of sexuality .
(src)="83"> Of itself , human sexuality is part of how Jehovah God made us .
(trg)="78"> 7 . )
(trg)="79"> Yaan xaneʼ talam utiaʼaloʼob u kóontrolaarkubaʼob tiʼ baʼax yaan yil yéetel u tsʼíibolal u chital utúul xiib yéetel utúul koʼolel ; le tsʼíibolalaʼ tiʼ tuláakal yaan tumen bey beetaʼabikoʼon tumen Jéeobaoʼ .

(src)="84"> Yet , some have a particularly difficult time keeping sex in its proper place , in harmony with God’s standards .
(trg)="80"> Yaneʼeʼ talam utiaʼaloʼob u kóontrolaarkoʼob le tsʼíibolal jeʼelaʼ tak le tuʼux láayliʼ maʼalob yilaʼal tumen Diooseʼ .

(src)="85"> Their difficulty may be made worse because they have an unusually strong sexual drive .
(trg)="81"> Yaan oora ku maas talamtaltiʼob tumen jach nojoch le tsʼíibolal yantiʼoboʼ .

(src)="86"> We live in a sex - crazed world that tends to fan the flames of passion in many ways .
(trg)="82"> Le yóokʼol kaab bejlaʼa táan yilik bix u tʼabik ichil tiʼ máak le tsʼíibolal jeʼelaʼ , tumen chéen tiʼ le ku tuukul .

(src)="87"> This can create quite a problem for Christians who want to remain single ​ — at least for a time — ​ so as to serve God free of the distractions of marriage .
(trg)="83"> Lelaʼ jeʼel u taasik talamil tiʼ máaxoʼob maʼ taak u jáan tsʼoʼokol u beeloʼob tumen u kʼáatoʼob u meyajtoʼob Dioos tuláakal le ku páajtaleʼ .

(src)="88"> But in harmony with the Scriptural injunction that “ it is better to marry than to be inflamed with passion , ” they may decide to marry , which is certainly honorable .
(src)="89"> At the same time , they are determined to marry “ only in the Lord , ” as the Scriptures counsel .
(trg)="84"> Baʼaleʼ , tumen le Biiblia kiaʼalik « maʼalob ka tsʼoʼokok u beeloʼob maʼ ka xuʼulsaʼakoʼob tumen u tsʼíibolaloʼob [ eʼ ] » , maʼ xaaneʼeʼ yaan jeʼel u chʼaʼatuklik u kaxtik u núupeʼ — lelaʼ maʼ kʼaasiʼ — , baʼaleʼ kʼaʼabéet u chʼaʼatuklik u kaxtik « ichil le oksaj óoloʼoboʼ » , jeʼex u yaʼalik le Biibliaoʼ .

(src)="90"> We can be sure that Jehovah rejoices over their interest in upholding his righteous principles .
(trg)="85"> Jéeobaeʼ ku kiʼimaktal yóol yilik , le maʼ tsʼokaʼan u beeloʼoboʼ , táan u tsʼáaik yóoloʼob u kuxtaloʼob jeʼex u yaʼalik u nuʼuktajoʼobeʼ .

(src)="91"> Their fellow Christians count it a joy to be associated with true worshipers of such high moral standards and integrity .
(trg)="86"> Le sukuʼunoʼoboʼ ku kiʼimaktal yóol u meyajkoʼob Dioos yéetel máaxoʼob jach chúukaʼan u yaabilajoʼob yéetel ku yeʼeskoʼob u yoojloʼob tu beel baʼax uts yéetel baʼax kʼaas .

(src)="92"> How can we be of help to a brother or a sister who is interested in getting married but who has not been able to do so ?
(trg)="87"> ¿ Bix jeʼel k - áantik utúul sukuʼun wa utúul kiik taak u tsʼoʼokol u beel , baʼaleʼ maʼ u kaxt u núupeʼ ?

(src)="93"> What if no appropriate partner can be found ?
(trg)="88"> ¿ Kux túun wa maʼ tu kaxtik máak utúul u núup maʼalob utiaʼal ?

(src)="94"> Imagine the potential frustration of a person who desires to marry but who has not been able to do so !
(trg)="89"> Tukult bix jeʼel u yuʼubikuba máax taak u tsʼoʼokol u beel , baʼaleʼ maʼ béeyakiʼ .

(src)="95"> He may see his friends marry and achieve a measure of happiness , while he is still seeking an appropriate partner .
(trg)="90"> Maʼ xaaneʼ ku yilik bix u tsʼoʼokol u beel u áamigoʼob yéetel bix u bin maʼalobil tiʼob , baʼaleʼ letiʼeʼ maʼ u kaxt utúul núup maʼalob utiaʼaliʼ .

(src)="96"> For some in that situation , the unclean habit of masturbation may become an ongoing problem .
(trg)="91"> Yaneʼeʼ , yoʼolal lelaʼ , ku lúubloʼob tiʼ upʼéel baʼal kʼaas : tiʼ máasturbasion .

(src)="97"> In any case , no Christian wants inadvertently to dishearten another who is struggling to remain chaste .
(trg)="92"> K - tuklikeʼ mix utúul j - jaajkunaj u kʼáat u lúuʼs u yóol máax táan u yilik u luʼsik tu tuukul kʼaakʼas tsʼíibolaloʼob .

(src)="98"> We could unintentionally cause discouragement if we made such inconsiderate comments as , “ When are you going to get married ? ”
(trg)="93"> Jeʼel k - lúuʼsik yóol — kex maʼ k - óoliliʼeʼ — wa k - aʼaliktiʼ beyaʼ : « Kux teech , ¿ baʼax kʼiin u tsʼoʼokol a beel ? » .

(src)="99"> That might be said with no ill intent , but how much better for us to manifest self - control in the sense of guarding our tongue !
(trg)="94"> Kex maʼ yéetel u tuukulil u beetaʼal kʼaas ikil yaʼalal le baʼaloʼobaʼ , maas maʼalob ka k - kóontrolaartba yéetel ka k - il maʼ k - beetik loob yéetel k - chiʼ ( Salmo 39 : 1 ) .

(src)="100"> Those among us who are remaining chaste while in a single state deserve our warmest commendation .
(trg)="95"> Tuláakal le maʼ tu lúuʼloʼob tiʼ baʼaloʼob kʼaastak tu kʼiinil maʼ tsʼokaʼan u beeloʼobeʼeʼ , ku náajmatkoʼob ka k - aʼaltiʼob jach maʼalob baʼax ku beetkoʼob .

(src)="101"> Rather than say what might be discouraging , we could strive to be encouraging .
(trg)="96"> Maʼ unaj k - lúuʼsik yóoloʼobiʼ , kʼaʼabéet k - líiʼsik yóoloʼob yéetel baʼax k - aʼalik .

(src)="102"> For instance , we could make an effort to include single individuals when a small group of mature ones gather for a meal or wholesome Christian association .
(trg)="97"> Jeʼex le ken u muchʼuba le sukuʼunoʼob utiaʼal upʼéel janal wa chéen utiaʼal u máanskoʼob upʼéel jatsʼuts súutukileʼ , jeʼel u páajtal u íimbitarkoʼob jujuntúul tiʼe sukuʼunoʼob maʼ tsʼokaʼan u beeloʼoboʼ .

(src)="103"> Self - Control in Marriage
(trg)="98"> U jetsʼik u tsʼíibolal máax tsʼoʼokaʼan u beel

(src)="104"> Why is a measure of self - control needed even by those who are married ?
(trg)="99"> ¿ Baʼaxten tak le tsʼokaʼan u beeloʼob kʼaʼabéet u jetsʼik u tsʼíibolaloʼoboʼ ?

(src)="105"> Being married does not in itself eliminate the need for self - control as it relates to sex .
(trg)="100"> Kex tsʼokaʼan u beel máakeʼ , leloʼ maʼ u kʼáat yaʼal wa maʼ kʼaʼabéet u jetsʼik u tsʼíibolal tiʼ baʼax yaan yil yéetel u yeʼesik u yaabilaj utúul íichamtsil yéetel utúul atantsil ken chilakoʼobiʼ .

(src)="106"> For example , the sexual needs of husband and wife may differ greatly .
(trg)="101"> U tsʼíibolal le íichamtsiloʼ yéetel u tsʼíibolal le atantsiloʼ maʼ upʼéeliliʼ .

(src)="107"> Or the physical condition of one mate may at times make normal sexual relations difficult or even impossible .
(trg)="102"> Maʼ xaaneʼ le bix u yuʼubikuba utúul tiʼ letiʼobeʼ jeʼel u talamkúuntik u yeʼesik u yaabilajoʼob ken chilakoʼobeʼ wa jeʼel tak u beetik maʼ u béeytaleʼ .