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(src)="2"> 13 : 1 .
(trg)="1"> “ Yambula o zola kweno vana vena ampangi kwawokela . ” ​ — AYIBERE 13 : 1 .

(src)="3"> SONGS : 10 , 54
(trg)="2"> NKUNGA : 72 , 119

(src)="4"> What is brotherly love ?
(trg)="3"> Nki i zola vana vena ampangi ?

(src)="5"> Why is it so important to continue to show brotherly love ?
(trg)="4"> Ekuma tufwete kwamanena songela zola kwa mpangi zeto ?

(src)="6"> How can we show our brotherly love ?
(trg)="5"> Aweyi tulenda songela zola vana vena ampangi ?

(src)="7"> 1 , 2 .
(trg)="6"> 1 , 2 .

(src)="8"> Why did Paul write a letter to the Hebrew Christians ?
(trg)="7"> Ekuma Paulu kasonekena nkanda kwa Akristu Ayibere ?

(src)="9"> THE year was 61 C.E .
(trg)="8"> MUNA mvu wa 61 , e nkutakani muna Isaele mu luvuvamu zakala .

(src)="10"> The Christian congregations throughout Israel were enjoying a period of relative peace .
(trg)="9"> Kana una vo Paulu wa ntumwa mu pelezo kakala kuna Roma , wakala ye vuvu vo ke kolo ko ovaikiswa .

(src)="11"> Although the apostle Paul was a prisoner in Rome , he was hoping to be released soon .
(trg)="10"> O Timoteo ona kakangalanga yandi ke kolo ko kavaikiswa mu pelezo .

(src)="12"> His companion Timothy had just been released , and they were planning to visit their Christian brothers in Judea .
(trg)="11"> Yau awole bakala ye tima dia kwenda kingula ampangi kuna Yuda .

(src)="14"> Christians in Judea , and especially those living in Jerusalem , would have to act decisively .
(trg)="12"> Vioka mvu tanu , diavava vo Akristu bakala kuna Yuda , musungula awana bazingilanga muna Yerusaleme bavanga diambu mu nzaki .

(src)="15"> Jesus had warned them that they would need to flee as soon as they saw these events start to unfold . ​ — Luke 21 : 20 - 24 .
(trg)="13"> Ekuma ?
(trg)="14"> E kuma kadi Yesu wateka zayisa alongoki andi vo vava bemona e mbanza Yerusaleme izungilu kwa masoladi , bafwete tina vana vau . ​ — Luka 21 : 20 - 24 .

(src)="16"> In the 28 years since Jesus had uttered that prophecy , the faithful Jewish Christians living in Israel had already faced much opposition and persecution successfully .
(trg)="15"> Mvu 28 miavioka tuka Yesu kavanina lulukisu lwalu kwa alongoki andi .

(src)="17"> Yet , Paul knew that they were about to be confronted with one of the most challenging tests of their faith .
(trg)="16"> Muna kolo kiakina , Akristu muna Isaele bakwamanana songa e kwikizi kana una vo babangikwanga yo bwilwa mambu mayingi mampasi .

(src)="18"> He wanted them to be prepared for whatever might come their way .
(trg)="17"> Kansi , Paulu wazola vo bakala bakubama mu kuma kia mana mebwa mu lumbu ilanda .

(src)="19"> They would need exceptional endurance and faith ​ — faith strong enough to preserve their lives .
(trg)="18"> Lumbu yakete kaka yasala , lukwikilu lwau lwadi tontwa mu mpila ina ke isidi vangama ko .

(src)="20"> ( Read Hebrews 10 : 36 - 39 . )
(trg)="20"> ( Tanga Ayibere 10 : 36 - 39 . )

(src)="21"> So Paul was prompted by Jehovah’s spirit to write those dear brothers and sisters a letter designed to meet their special needs .
(trg)="21"> Muna kuma kiaki , Yave wavumunwina Paulu mu sonekena mpangi zazi .

(src)="22"> That letter is now known as the book of Hebrews .
(trg)="22"> O nkanda kabasonekena uyikilwanga vo nkand’a Ayibere , wasoneka wo ye kani dia kumika lukwikilu lwau muna mana madi vangama .

(src)="23"> Why should we be interested in the book of Hebrews ?
(trg)="23"> Ekuma nkanda Ayibere winina wamfunu kwa yeto ?

(src)="24"> All of us today should be interested in what Paul wrote to those first - century Hebrew Christians .
(trg)="24"> Wau vo tu nkangu a Nzambi , o nkanda Ayibere mfunu kikilu una kwa yeto .

(src)="25"> Why ?
(trg)="25"> Ekuma ?

(src)="26"> Because we find ourselves in a similar situation .
(trg)="26"> E kuma kadi e zingu kieto kiafwanana ye kia Akristu ana bazingilanga kuna Yuda .

(src)="27"> During these “ critical times hard to deal with , ” Jehovah’s people have faced all types of opposition and persecution .
(trg)="27"> Mu “ nsungi zampasi ” tuzingilanga , ndonga muna yeto bezizidilanga mpasi ye lubangamu .

(src)="28"> We have proved beyond doubt that our faith and devotion are strong .
(trg)="28"> Kansi , akaka muna yeto mu luvuvamu bena , ke bemweswanga mpasi ko ngatu bangikwa .

(src)="29"> Many of us , though , are now living in a relatively peaceful time , with no outright persecution .
(trg)="29"> Nze Akristu muna lumbu ya Paulu , tufwete kwamanana yingila .
(trg)="30"> Ekuma ?

(src)="30"> However , like the Christians in Paul’s day , none of us should lose sight of this key fact ​ — soon we will face the most challenging test of our faith ! ​ — Read Luke 21 : 34 - 36 .
(trg)="31"> Kadi ke kolo ko , lukwikilu lweto lutontwa mu mpila ina ke isidi vangama ko . ​ — Tanga Luka 21 : 34 - 36 .

(src)="31"> What is the yeartext for 2016 , and why is it appropriate ?
(trg)="32"> Akieyi i sono kia mvu wa 2016 ?

(src)="32"> What will help us to prepare for the events that lie immediately ahead of us ?
(trg)="33"> Ekuma kinina kiamfunu ?

(src)="33"> In the book of Hebrews , Paul outlines many things that will help us to strengthen our faith .
(trg)="34"> Adieyi dilenda kutusadisa mu kala twakubama mu kuma kia mana mevangama ke kolo ko ?

(src)="34"> One essential thing is highlighted in the first verse of the last chapter of that letter .
(trg)="35"> Muna nkanda Ayibere , Paulu mambu mayingi kavova malenda kutusadisa mu kumika lukwikilu lweto .

(src)="36"> It admonishes us : “ Let your brotherly love continue . ” ​ — Heb .
(src)="37"> 13 : 1 .
(trg)="36"> Dimosi muna mambu mama diasonama muna Ayibere 13 : 1 .
(trg)="37"> E sono kiaki kivovanga vo : “ Yambula o zola kweno vana vena ampangi kwawokela . ”

(src)="38"> Our yeartext for 2016 : “ Let your brotherly love continue . ” ​ — Hebrews 13 : 1
(trg)="39"> Sono kia mvu wa 2016 : “ Yambula o zola kweno vana vena ampangi kwawokela . ” ​ — Ayibere 13 : 1

(src)="39"> What is brotherly love ?
(trg)="40"> Nki i zola vana vena ampangi ?

(src)="40"> What does it mean for us to show brotherly love ?
(trg)="41"> Nki i zola vana vena ampangi ?

(src)="41"> The Greek term used by Paul , phi·la·del·phiʹa , literally means “ affection for a brother . ”
(trg)="42"> O mvovo wa Kingerekia kasadila Paulu una ye nsasa vo ‘ nzol’a ungudi . ’

(src)="42"> Brotherly love is the type of affection that involves a strong , warm , personal attachment , such as to a family member or a close friend .
(trg)="43"> I nzola ikalanga vana vena yitu yovo akundi .

(src)="43"> We do not pretend to be brothers and sisters ​ — we are brothers and sisters .
(trg)="44"> Ke tubokaziananga kaka ko vo tu ampangi , kansi tusonganga vo tu ampangi kikilu .

(src)="44"> Our strong feeling of attachment to one another is summed up nicely in these words : “ In brotherly love have tender affection for one another .
(trg)="45"> Paulu wavova vo : “ Muna zola kwa kimpangi , nusongaziana walakazi .

(src)="45"> In showing honor to one another , take the lead . ”
(trg)="46"> Nuvitang’o ntu muna zitisa muntu yo nkw’andi . ”

(src)="46"> Combined with principled love , a·gaʹpe , this type of love promotes close companionship among God’s people .
(trg)="47"> E mvovo miami misonganga o zola kwasikila tuna kwau muna mpangi zeto .

(src)="47"> How do true Christians understand the meaning of brotherly love ?
(trg)="48"> O zola kwaku , kumosi yo zola kwa Kikristu , kusadisanga nkangu a Nzambi mu kala akundi ambote yo kala yo ungudi .

(src)="48"> “ ‘ Brotherly love , ’ ” according to one scholar , “ is a relatively rare term outside of Christian literature . ”
(trg)="49"> Aweyi Akristu akieleka bebakulwilanga o mvovo zola vana vena ampangi ?

(src)="49"> In Judaism , the meaning of the word “ brother ” sometimes extended beyond those who were literally relatives , but its meaning was still restricted to those within the Jewish nation and did not include Gentiles .
(trg)="50"> O mvovo “ zola vana vena ampangi ” utoma sadilwanga muna nkanda mivovelanga zingu kia Akristu .

(src)="50"> However , Christianity embraces all believers , no matter what their nationality .
(trg)="51"> Kuna kwa Ayuda muna tandu kiantete , o mvovo “ mpangi ” wasadilwanga mu yika yitu yovo muntu una vo ke mwisi kanda diau ko .

(src)="51"> As brothers , we have been taught by Jehovah to have brotherly affection for one another .
(trg)="52"> Kansi , ke wasadilwanga ko mu yika muntu una vo ke Nyuda ko .

(src)="52"> But why is it vital that we let our brotherly love continue ?
(trg)="53"> Wau vo tu Akristu akieleka , o “ mpangi ” eto i konso Nkristu akieleka , lembi sola e kanda yovo nsi katuka .

(src)="53"> ( a ) What is the most important reason for us to show brotherly love ?
(trg)="54"> Yave okutulonganga vo twazola mpangi zeto .

(src)="54"> ( b ) Give another reason why it is important to strengthen our affection for one another .
(trg)="55"> Kansi , ekuma dinina o mfunu twakwamanana songa e nzol’a ungudi ?

(src)="55"> The simple answer is that Jehovah requires us to show brotherly love to one another .
(trg)="56"> ( a ) Akieyi i kuma kisundidi tusongelanga o zola muna mpangi zeto ?

(src)="56"> We cannot claim to love God and at the same time refuse to love our brothers .
(trg)="57"> ( b ) Yika kuma kiankaka tufwete siamisina o zola muna mpangi zeto .

(src)="57"> Additionally , we need one another .
(trg)="58"> E kuma kiantete tufwete songelanga o zola kwa mpangi zeto i kia sia vo Yave okutulombanga twavanga wo .

(src)="58"> This is especially true in times of trouble .
(trg)="59"> Avo ke tuzolanga mpangi zeto ko , ke tulendi mpe zola Yave ko .

(src)="59"> Paul knew that some of the Hebrew Christians to whom he was writing would soon need to leave their homes and material possessions .
(trg)="60"> E kuma kiankaka i kia sia vo lusadisu lwa mpangi zeto tuvuanga o mfunu , musungula vava tukalanga mu mpasi .

(src)="60"> Jesus had described how difficult that time would be .
(trg)="61"> Vava Paulu kasonekena Akristu Ayibere , wazaya wo vo ke kolo ko akaka besisa nzo ye mavua mau .

(src)="61"> So more than ever before , those Christians needed to strengthen their affection for one another . ​ — Rom .
(trg)="62"> Yesu wavova vo e kolo kiakina , kiampasi kikilu kikala .

(src)="62"> 12 : 9 .
(trg)="63"> Muna kuma kiaki , diavavanga vo Akristu basiamisa o zola muna muntu yo nkwandi vitila e kolo kiakina kiza . — Roma 12 : 9 .

(src)="63"> What do we need to do now before the start of the great tribulation ?
(trg)="64"> Diamfunu twasiamisa o zola vana vena mpangi owau , kadi dikutusadisa mu zizidila konso mpasi tuwanana zau ke kolo ko

(src)="64"> Soon the destructive winds of the greatest tribulation of all time will be released .
(trg)="65"> Nkia diambu tufwete vanga owau vitila e mpasi zayingi zayantika ?

(src)="65"> Then , we will do well to heed this inspired counsel : “ Go , my people , enter your inner rooms , and shut your doors behind you .
(trg)="66"> Ke kolo ko , e mpasi zayingi zilwakila wantu awonso .

(src)="66"> Hide yourself for a brief moment until the wrath has passed by . ”
(src)="67"> These “ inner rooms ” may refer to our congregations .
(trg)="67"> Divava mpe vo twalemvokela luludiku olu : “ Wiza , e nkangu ame , kota muna masuku maku , wakuzikidil’e yelo : swekam’e nday’a meso yavan’ekudi divioka . ”

(src)="68"> That is where we come together as brothers and sisters to worship Jehovah .
(trg)="68"> ( Yesaya 26 : 20 ) “ Masuku ” meyikwanga mu sono kiaki i nkutakani zeto , i sia vo , fulu kina tusambidilanga Yave kumosi ye mpangi zeto .

(src)="69"> But it is not enough for us to meet together regularly .
(trg)="69"> Kansi , mayingi diaka mevavuanga , ke kala kaka mu tukutakanu ko .

(src)="70"> Paul reminded the Hebrew Christians that they should use such occasions to incite one another “ to love and fine works . ”
(trg)="70"> Paulu wasungamesa Akristu Ayibere vo bakasakesanga muntu yo nkwandi mu songaziana zola yo vangaziana oma mambote .

(src)="71"> We need to develop our brotherly love now , for it will help us during whatever tests and trials we may face in the future .
(trg)="71"> Diamfunu twasiamisa o zola muna mpangi zeto owau , kadi dikutusadisa mu zizidila konso mpasi tuwanana zau ke kolo ko .

(src)="72"> ( a ) What opportunities do we have to show brotherly love today ?
(trg)="72"> ( a ) Nkia malau tuna mau mu songa zola muna mpangi zeto ?

(src)="73"> ( b ) Give examples of how Jehovah’s people have shown brotherly love .
(trg)="73"> ( b ) Yika nona isonganga una nkangu a Yave besongelanga e nzol’a ungudi .

(src)="74"> Even now , before the outbreak of the great tribulation , we have a strong need for brotherly love .
(trg)="74"> Malau mayingi tuna mau o unu mu songa o zola muna mpangi zeto vitila e mpasi zayingi zayantika .

(src)="75"> Many of our brothers have been adversely affected by earthquakes , floods , hurricanes , tsunamis , or other natural disasters .
(trg)="75"> Ayingi muna mpangi zeto bemonanga mpasi mu kuma kia nzakama za ntoto , kizalu , tembwa kiangolo , mavuku mampwena ma kalunga ye sumbula yankaka .

(src)="76"> Some brothers are suffering because of opposition and persecution .
(trg)="76"> E mpangi zeto zankaka bezizidilanga lubangamu .

(src)="77"> Added to all of this are the economic woes we experience daily as a result of living in this corrupt system of things .
(trg)="77"> Vana ntandu , e lumbu yawonso tunuananga ye mpasi za kondwa nzimbu wau vo mu nza yazala ye loko tuzingilanga .

(src)="78"> As such problems increase , so do our opportunities to demonstrate the depth of our brotherly affection .
(trg)="78"> Kansi , konso ntangwa mpangi zeto benuananga ye mpasi , dikalanga se lau dia kubasonga o zola .

(src)="79"> Even though “ the love of the greater number [ of people ] will grow cold , ” we need to prove that our brotherly love continues . ​ — Matt .
(src)="80"> 24 : 12 .
(trg)="79"> Kana una vo wantu mu nza yayi ke besonganga zola ko , diamfunu twakwamanana songa e nzol’a ungudi . ​ — Tala mvovo kuna nsuk’a longi .

(src)="81"> What will we now examine ?
(trg)="80"> Adieyi tufimpa owau ?

(src)="82"> Despite the number of problems we face , how can we make sure that we let our brotherly love continue ?
(trg)="81"> Kana una vo tunuananga ye mpasi , aweyi tulenda kwamanena songa o zola muna mpangi zeto ?

(src)="83"> In what ways can we prove that we have this type of affection for our brothers ?
(trg)="82"> Aweyi tulenda songela vo tuzolanga kikilu mpangi zeto ?

(src)="84"> After stating , “ let your brotherly love continue , ” the apostle Paul lists several ways that Christians can do this .
(trg)="83"> Vava Paulu wa ntumwa kavova vo “ yambula o zola kweno vana vena ampangi kwawokela , ” wayika mpila zayingi Akristu balenda wo vangila .

(src)="85"> Let us now examine six of them .
(trg)="84"> Yambula twafimpa mpila sambanu .

(src)="86"> 11 , 12 .
(trg)="85"> 11 , 12 .

(src)="87"> What does it mean to show hospitality ?
(trg)="86"> Aweyi tulenda songela e fu kia tambula nzenza ?

(src)="88"> ( See opening picture . )
(trg)="87"> ( Tala e fwaniswa kuna lubantiku lwa longi . )

(src)="89"> “ Do not forget hospitality . ”
(trg)="88"> “ Ke nuvilakani e fu kia tambula nzenza ko . ”

(src)="90"> ( Read Hebrews 13 : 2 . )
(trg)="89"> ( Tanga Ayibere 13 : 2 . )

(src)="91"> The original - language expression translated “ hospitality ” means “ kindness to strangers . ”
(trg)="90"> E mvovo miami mikutusungamesanga Abarayama yo Loti .

(src)="92"> This phrase may remind us of the examples of Abraham and Lot .
(trg)="91"> Yau awole basonga ngemba kwa wantu ana ke bazaya ko .

(src)="93"> Both men showed kindness to visitors whom they did not know .
(trg)="92"> Kuna kwalanda , Abarayama yo Loti babakula vo nzenza zina batambula ambasi .

(src)="94"> These visitors turned out to be angels .
(trg)="94"> Aweyi tulenda songela vo tu azodi a nzenza ?

(src)="95"> Paul alludes to these examples in order to encourage the Hebrew Christians to show brotherly love by being hospitable .
(trg)="95"> Tulenda bokela mpangi zeto kuna nzo eto mu dia yau vamosi yovo mu kubakasakesa .

(src)="96"> Do we extend hospitality to others by inviting them to our home for a meal or for some association and encouragement ?
(trg)="96"> Kana nkutu vo ke tutomene zayana ko yo nkengi a zunga yo nkaz’andi , tulenda kubabokela kuna nzo eto vava bekingulanga nkutakani eto .

(src)="97"> We would not need to make elaborate or expensive arrangements to be considered hospitable ; nor would we want to invite only those who might repay us in some way .
(trg)="97"> Ke divavanga ko vo twalamba madia mayingi yovo sumba lekwa yayingi .

(src)="98"> Our goal should be to encourage , not to impress !
(trg)="98"> E kani dieto i kasakesa mpangi zeto , ke kubasivikisa ko muna ina tuna yau .

(src)="99"> Even though we may not know our circuit overseer and his wife very well , do we eagerly show them hospitality ?
(trg)="99"> Ke tufwete bokela kaka ko awana balenda kutuvanga diau dimosi .

(src)="100"> With our busy schedules as well as the stresses of daily living , how important it is that we “ do not forget hospitality ” !
(trg)="100"> Edi disundidi o mfunu , ke tuyambulanga ko vo e salu yatukakidila mu tambula nzenza .