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(src)="2"> 13 : 1 .
(trg)="1"> ‘ Pitilisheni ukutemwanshanya koti bana bankashi . ’ — ABAEBEYA 13 : 1 .

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

(src)="4"> What is brotherly love ?
(trg)="3"> Kani cilaalule’ndo ukutemwanshanya koti bana bankashi ?

(src)="5"> Why is it so important to continue to show brotherly love ?
(trg)="4"> Nindo ukulukutemwanshanya koti bana bankashi kucindamine ?

(src)="6"> How can we show our brotherly love ?
(trg)="5"> Tungalangisha shani ati tulitemwanshenye koti bana bankashi ?

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

(src)="8"> Why did Paul write a letter to the Hebrew Christians ?
(trg)="7"> Nindo Paulu alembeele inkalata ku baKlistu abaEbeya ?

(src)="9"> THE year was 61 C.E .
(src)="10"> The Christian congregations throughout Israel were enjoying a period of relative peace .
(trg)="8"> MU MWAKA wa 61 , mu makelesha aengi mu calo ca Ishilaeli mwali umutende .

(src)="11"> Although the apostle Paul was a prisoner in Rome , he was hoping to be released soon .
(trg)="9"> Nangaba ati Paulu aalikakilwe mu jele mu Loma , alicetekele ati baali ne kumukakulula bukumo .

(src)="12"> His companion Timothy had just been released , and they were planning to visit their Christian brothers in Judea .
(src)="13"> However , in five years ’ time , Jerusalem would be “ surrounded by encamped armies , ” just as Jesus had prophesied .
(trg)="10"> Timote , woyo alukupyunga na ye bumishonali , eli afumine lukoso mu jele , kabili bonse bobilo baalukufwaya ati bakafakashishe abaKlistu babyabo mu calo ca Judiya .

(src)="14"> Christians in Judea , and especially those living in Jerusalem , would have to act decisively .
(trg)="11"> ( AbaEbeya 13 : 23 ) Nangabe’fyo , mu myaka lukoso 5 , abaKlistu abalukwikala mu calo ca Judiya baalyelelwe ukucitapo fimo , makosa makosa abalukwikala mu Jelusalemi .

(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)="12"> Mba nindo ?
(trg)="13"> Ni pakuti , akale baYesu balibuulile abasambile babo ati ili baali ne kubona ifita fya baLoma fyashinguluka umushi wa Jelusalemi , penka’po baalyelelwe ukubutuka . — Luku 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)="14"> Palipitile lukoso imyaka 28 ukufuma apa baYesu babuuliile abasambile babo ifyo .

(src)="17"> Yet , Paul knew that they were about to be confronted with one of the most challenging tests of their faith .
(trg)="15"> Pali yeyo impindi , abaKlistu abali mu Ishilaeli balipitilisho’kupyungila baLesa nangaba ne makatasho baalukupitamo .

(src)="18"> He wanted them to be prepared for whatever might come their way .
(trg)="16"> ( AbaEbeya 10 : 32 - 34 ) Pano , Paulu aalukufwaya ukubabuulako ifyali ne kubofwako ukulibambila limo ku fyali ne kucitika kuntangiile .

(src)="19"> They would need exceptional endurance and faith ​ — faith strong enough to preserve their lives .
(trg)="17"> Baali ne kupita mu bukatasho ubukulu makosa ubwali ne kwesho’kucetekela kwabo .

(src)="20"> ( Read Hebrews 10 : 36 - 39 . )
(trg)="19"> ( Pendeni AbaEbeya 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)="20"> Popele baYawe balibuulile Paulu ukubalembela abo abaKlistu .
(trg)="21"> Paulu alibalembeele inkalata iya kubakosha pakuti pali fyefyo ifyali ne kucitika .

(src)="22"> That letter is now known as the book of Hebrews .
(trg)="22"> Iyi inkalata iletwa ati ibuuku lya AbaEbeya .

(src)="23"> Why should we be interested in the book of Hebrews ?
(trg)="23"> Nindo twelelwe ukubikilako makosa akalango ku filembelwe mwi buuku lya AbaEbeya ?

(src)="24"> All of us today should be interested in what Paul wrote to those first - century Hebrew Christians .
(trg)="24"> Buno bukumo , fwe bapyungishi ba baLesa tulyelelwe ukubikako makosa akalango ku filembelwe mwi buuku lya AbaEbeya .

(src)="25"> Why ?
(trg)="25"> Mba nindo ?

(src)="26"> Because we find ourselves in a similar situation .
(trg)="26"> Ni pakuti ifilukucitika ne fikacitika kuntangile filipalene makosa ne fyacitikiile abaKlistu abali mu calo ca Judiya .

(src)="27"> During these “ critical times hard to deal with , ” Jehovah’s people have faced all types of opposition and persecution .
(trg)="27"> Tulukwikala mu ‘ mpindi sha bukali , ’ kabili abengi balipitilishe ukupyungila baLesa nangaba ne makatasho balukupitamo .

(src)="28"> We have proved beyond doubt that our faith and devotion are strong .
(trg)="28"> ( 2 Timote 3 : 1 , 12 ) Nangabe’fyo , fwe bengi tulalitemwesho’mutende kabili tatupenshiwapo .

(src)="29"> Many of us , though , are now living in a relatively peaceful time , with no outright persecution .
(trg)="29"> Popele , koti ni fyefyo cali ku baKlistu mu mpindi yakwe Paulu , tulyelelwe ukulibambila limo .

(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)="30"> Mba nindo ?
(trg)="31"> Bukumo lukoso , tuli ne kupita mu bukatasho ubukulu makosa ubuli ne kwesha ukucetekela kwesu ! — Pendeni Luku 21 : 34 - 36 .

(src)="31"> What is the yeartext for 2016 , and why is it appropriate ?
(trg)="32"> Kani ilembo lya mwaka wa 2016 ni lisa , kabili nindo lyabela ilyelelwe ?

(src)="32"> What will help us to prepare for the events that lie immediately ahead of us ?
(trg)="33"> Kani findo fingatofwako ukulibambila limo ku fikacitika kuntangiile ?

(src)="33"> In the book of Hebrews , Paul outlines many things that will help us to strengthen our faith .
(trg)="34"> Mwi buuku lya AbaEbeya , Paulu alilabiile pa fintu ifingi ifingatofwako ukukosha ukucetekela kwesu .

(src)="36"> It admonishes us : “ Let your brotherly love continue . ” ​ — Heb .
(src)="37"> 13 : 1 .
(trg)="35"> Ica kutanga kabili icicindeme makosa ni cici icili pa AbaEbeya 13 : 1 .

(src)="38"> Our yeartext for 2016 : “ Let your brotherly love continue . ” ​ — Hebrews 13 : 1
(trg)="38"> Ilembo lya mwaka wa 2016 : ‘ Pitilisheni ukutemwanshanya koti bana bankashi . ’ — AbaEbeya 13 : 1

(src)="39"> What is brotherly love ?
(trg)="39"> Kani cilaalule’ndo ukutemwanshanya koti bana bankashi ?

(src)="40"> What does it mean for us to show brotherly love ?
(trg)="40"> Kani cilaalule’ndo ukutemwanshanya koti bana bankashi ?

(src)="41"> The Greek term used by Paul , phi·la·del·phiʹa , literally means “ affection for a brother . ”
(trg)="41"> Ishiwi lya ciGiliki lyelyo Paulu apyungishe lilaalula ati “ bulunda ubuli pa bana bankashi . ”

(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)="42"> Popele , ukutemwanshanya koti bana bankashi bulunda ubukosele ubuli pa bantu abafyelwe inda imo neli ubulunda ubuli pa fibusa ifipalamishe makosa .

(src)="43"> We do not pretend to be brothers and sisters ​ — we are brothers and sisters .
(trg)="43"> ( Yoane 11 : 36 ) Tatulabilapo lukoso ku bantu bambi ati tuli bakwasu ne nkashi .
(trg)="44"> Sombi , mu cinenene tuli bakwasu ne nkashi .

(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"> ( Matayo 23 : 8 ) Paulu alilabiile ati : “ Ifya kutemwa abakwanu , kamutemwanshanya ; ifya buleme kamutotanshanya . ”

(src)="45"> In showing honor to one another , take the lead . ”
(trg)="46"> ( AbaLoma 12 : 10 ) Aya amashiwi alalangisha makosa ifi tutemenwe abakwabesu ne nkashi .

(src)="46"> Combined with principled love , a·gaʹpe , this type of love promotes close companionship among God’s people .
(trg)="47"> Uku ukutemwanshanya koti bana bankashi ne butemwe bwa buKlistu filofwako abantu ba baLesa ukuba ifibusa ifipalamishe kabili abekatene .

(src)="47"> How do true Christians understand the meaning of brotherly love ?
(trg)="48"> Ni bani abaKlistu ba cine batemenwe koti bana bankashi , kabili nindo ?

(src)="48"> “ ‘ Brotherly love , ’ ” according to one scholar , “ is a relatively rare term outside of Christian literature . ”
(trg)="49"> Impindi ishingi , amashiwi akweba ati ‘ ukutemwanshanya koti bana bankashi ’ alasangwa mu mabuuku aalabila pa buKlistu .

(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"> Ku baJuda abaaliko akale , ishiwi lya kweba’ti “ abana bankashi ” lyalukulosha ku bantu aba mu cisoolo cintu cimo , eli shimbi impindi na ku bantu bambi .
(trg)="51"> Pano talyalukuloshapo kuli baabo abatabalipo baJuda .

(src)="50"> However , Christianity embraces all believers , no matter what their nationality .
(trg)="52"> Nangabe’fyo , pakuti tuli baKlistu ba cine , “ abana bankashi ” bantu bonse lukoso baabo tupempela nabo nangaba’ti balifumine ku calo cimbi .

(src)="51"> As brothers , we have been taught by Jehovah to have brotherly affection for one another .
(trg)="53"> ( AbaLoma 10 : 12 ) BaYawe balitusambishe ukulukutemwanshanya koti bana bankashi .

(src)="52"> But why is it vital that we let our brotherly love continue ?
(trg)="54"> ( 1 AbaTesalonike 4 : 9 ) Pano , nindo ukulukutemwanshanya koti bana bankashi kucindamine ?

(src)="53"> ( a ) What is the most important reason for us to show brotherly love ?
(trg)="55"> ( a ) Mba ni wisa mulandu cicindamine makosa ukutemwashanya koti bana bankashi ?

(src)="54"> ( b ) Give another reason why it is important to strengthen our affection for one another .
(trg)="56"> ( b ) Labileni pa mulandu na umbi cicindamine ukutemwanshanya makosa .

(src)="55"> The simple answer is that Jehovah requires us to show brotherly love to one another .
(trg)="57"> Umulandu cicindamine makosa ukutemwashanya koti bana bankashi wa kweba’ti baYawe balafwaya fwebo ukucite’fyo .

(src)="56"> We cannot claim to love God and at the same time refuse to love our brothers .
(trg)="58"> Tekuti ficitikepo ukutemwa baYawe ukwakubulo’kutemwa abakwabesu ne nkashi .

(src)="57"> Additionally , we need one another .
(src)="58"> This is especially true in times of trouble .
(trg)="59"> ( 1 Yoane 4 : 7 , 20 , 21 ) Umulandu na umbi wa kweba’ti tulapengela ukuba ne baKlistu babyesu , makosa makosa ili tulukupita mu makatasho .

(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"> Ili Paulu alukulemba inkalata ku baKlistu abaEbeya , alishibile ati bukumo lukoso bambi baali ne kusha amang’anda ne fintu fimbi ifi bakwete .

(src)="60"> Jesus had described how difficult that time would be .
(trg)="61"> BaYesu balibuulishishe ifi cali ne kuba .

(src)="61"> So more than ever before , those Christians needed to strengthen their affection for one another . ​ — Rom .
(src)="62"> 12 : 9 .
(trg)="62"> ( Mako 13 : 14 - 18 ; Luku 21 : 21 - 23 ) Popele , ili ilya mpindi taingafika , aba abaKlistu balyelelwe ukutemwanshanya makosa . — AbaLoma 12 : 9 .

(src)="63"> What do we need to do now before the start of the great tribulation ?
(trg)="63"> Findo twelelwe ukucita ili ukukululuka ukukulu takungesa ?

(src)="64"> Soon the destructive winds of the greatest tribulation of all time will be released .
(trg)="64"> Ukukululuka ukukulu makosa kukatatika bukumo lukoso .

(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 .
(src)="66"> Hide yourself for a brief moment until the wrath has passed by . ”
(trg)="65"> ( Mako 13 : 19 ; Ukufisulula 7 : 1 - 3 ) Tukapengela ukulonda ukufunda kwa kweba’ti : “ Iseni , mwe bantu banji , mwinjile mu fipinda fyenu , muliisalile ne fibi fyenu , mufisame impindi inini , ili tabungapita ubukali . ”

(src)="67"> These “ inner rooms ” may refer to our congregations .
(trg)="66"> ( Yisaya 26 : 20 ) Cipale ifyo ‘ ifipinda ’ filalosha ku makelesha .

(src)="68"> That is where we come together as brothers and sisters to worship Jehovah .
(trg)="67"> Mu makelesha emo fwebo ne bakwabesu ne nkashi tupempelela baYawe .

(src)="69"> But it is not enough for us to meet together regularly .
(trg)="68"> Pano tulyelelwe ne kucita ificilile na pa kubungana pamo .

(src)="70"> Paul reminded the Hebrew Christians that they should use such occasions to incite one another “ to love and fine works . ”
(trg)="69"> Paulu alyanwisheko abaKlistu abaEbeya ati balyelelwe ukulukukoshanya , ukulukulangisha makosa ubutemwe ne kucita imilimo iiweme .

(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)="70"> ( AbaEbeya 10 : 24 , 25 ) Na fwebo , tulyelelwe ukukusha ubutemwe bwesu ku bakwabesu ne nkashi ni pakuti kukatofwako ukukoselela mu mpindi ya makatasho aalukwisa kuntangiile .

(src)="72"> ( a ) What opportunities do we have to show brotherly love today ?
(trg)="71"> ( a ) Ni fisa fintu ifitupeele’shuko lya kulangisha ati tulitemwanshenye koti bana bankashi ?

(src)="73"> ( b ) Give examples of how Jehovah’s people have shown brotherly love .
(trg)="72"> ( b ) Labileni pa fyakubwenako ifilangisha ifi abapyungishi ba baYawe batemwanshenye koti bana bankashi .

(src)="74"> Even now , before the outbreak of the great tribulation , we have a strong need for brotherly love .
(trg)="73"> Na pali ino mpindi , ili ukukululuka ukukulu takungesa , tuli ne shuko ilikulu ilya kulangisha ati tulitemwanshenye koti bana bankashi .

(src)="75"> Many of our brothers have been adversely affected by earthquakes , floods , hurricanes , tsunamis , or other natural disasters .
(trg)="74"> Abakwabesu abengi balapenga pakuti pa fitulika , ubulobe , ne fipuupu ifyonaula imipunda , na fimbi lukoso ificitika .

(src)="76"> Some brothers are suffering because of opposition and persecution .
(trg)="75"> Abakwabesu bambi balukubapensha makosa .

(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)="76"> ( Matayo 24 : 6 - 9 ) Nakabili , kuli lukoso ne makatasho amu bwikashi aengi aalukucitika muli cicino icalo icisendeme .

(src)="78"> As such problems increase , so do our opportunities to demonstrate the depth of our brotherly affection .
(trg)="77"> ( Ukufisulula 6 : 5 , 6 ) Nangabe’fyo , aya onse amakatasho ao abakwabesu bapitamo alatupeela amashuko akulangisha ifi tubatemenwe .

(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 .
(trg)="78"> Nangaba’ti abantu ba muli cicino icalo tabalangishapo ubutemwe , tulyelelwe ukulangisha ati tulitemenwe abakwabesu ne nkashi .

(src)="80"> 24 : 12 .
(trg)="79"> ( Matayo 24 : 12 ) — Boneni tumashiwi twa pa mpelo .

(src)="81"> What will we now examine ?
(trg)="80"> Findo pano twakwambaalapo ?

(src)="82"> Despite the number of problems we face , how can we make sure that we let our brotherly love continue ?
(trg)="81"> Kani tungapitilisha shani ukutemwanshanya koti bana bankashi nangaba ne makatasho ao tulukupitamo ?

(src)="83"> In what ways can we prove that we have this type of affection for our brothers ?
(trg)="82"> Tungalangisha shani ati tuli ne butemwe bwa kube’fyo ?

(src)="84"> After stating , “ let your brotherly love continue , ” the apostle Paul lists several ways that Christians can do this .
(trg)="83"> Ili Paulu alabiile lukoso ati ‘ pitilisheni ukutemwanshanya koti bana bankashi , ’ alilabiile na pa nshila ishi abaKlistu bangacitilamo ifyo .

(src)="85"> Let us now examine six of them .
(trg)="84"> Pano , nga twambaale pali shesho inshila 6 .

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

(src)="87"> What does it mean to show hospitality ?
(trg)="86"> Kani cilaalule’ndo ukubatemwa abensu ?

(src)="88"> ( See opening picture . )
(trg)="87"> ( Boneni icikope icili pe buula 7 . )

(src)="89"> “ Do not forget hospitality . ”
(trg)="88"> “ Mwilukulubako ukubatemwa abensu . ”

(src)="90"> ( Read Hebrews 13 : 2 . )
(trg)="89"> ( Pendeni AbaEbeya 13 : 2 . )

(src)="91"> The original - language expression translated “ hospitality ” means “ kindness to strangers . ”
(trg)="91"> Paulu alipyungishe ishiwi ilyalula ati “ ukulangishe’nkumbu kuli baabo tatwishipo . ”

(src)="92"> This phrase may remind us of the examples of Abraham and Lot .
(trg)="92"> Cipale aya amashiwi alatwanushako ifi Ablaamu na Loti baacitile .

(src)="93"> Both men showed kindness to visitors whom they did not know .
(trg)="93"> Aba abantu balilangishe’nkumbu ku bensu .

(src)="94"> These visitors turned out to be angels .
(trg)="94"> Mu kupelako , Ablaamu na Loti baalishile mu kwishiba ati abo abensu baali ni nkalamba .

(src)="95"> Paul alludes to these examples in order to encourage the Hebrew Christians to show brotherly love by being hospitable .
(trg)="95"> ( Ifyakutanga 18 : 2 - 5 ; 19 : 1 - 3 ) Ifi ifyakubwenako fyalikoseleshe abaKlistu abaEbeya ukulukulangisha ubutemwe na ku bensu .

(src)="96"> Do we extend hospitality to others by inviting them to our home for a meal or for some association and encouragement ?
(trg)="97"> Tungalukwitako abakwabesu ne nkashi ku ng’anda kwesu ne kulya nabo ifyakulya neli ku kubakoselesha lukoso .

(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)="98"> Nakabili , nangaba’ti umupyungishi wa luteta ne bakashi bakwe tatubeshipo bwino , tungabetako ku ng’anda kwesu ili balukufakashisha ikelesha lyesu .

(src)="98"> Our goal should be to encourage , not to impress !
(trg)="100"> Ici tufwaisha kukoselesha abakwabesu , talipo kubalangisha ati tulikwete ifingi .

(src)="99"> Even though we may not know our circuit overseer and his wife very well , do we eagerly show them hospitality ?
(trg)="101"> Nakabili , tamwelelwepo ukulukwitako lukoso abantu abangamupeeleniko fimo .

(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)="102"> ( Luku 10 : 42 ; 14 : 12 - 14 ) Pano , icicindeme makosa ca kweba ati tatulubako ukulangisha ati tulitemenwe abensu .