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(src)="1"> 1 Are You Willing to Wait Patiently ?
(trg)="1"> 3 Ove mo yenene okuundja nomuretima ?

(src)="2"> 2 “ The Peace of God . . .
(src)="3"> Surpasses All Understanding ”
(trg)="2"> 8 ‘ Ohange yaNdjambi ndja kapita ozondunge azehe ’

(src)="4"> The first article explains why we should be willing to wait on Jehovah .
(trg)="3"> Orupa orutenga maru kahurura kutja ongwaye tji matu sokukara nonḓero yokuundja ku Jehova .

(src)="5"> We will also consider how the examples of faithful men and women of old can help us learn to wait patiently .
(trg)="4"> Wina matu katara kutja ovihorera vyovarumendu novakazendu ovaṱakame voruveze orukuru mavi tu vatere vi okurihonga okuundja nomuretima .

(src)="6"> The second article highlights how Jehovah can do the unexpected by accomplishing things we could never imagine .
(trg)="5"> Orupa orutjavari maru ṋunisa omuano Jehova mbwe yenena okutjita oviṋa mbi tu hina okuundjira ko mokuyenenisa oviṋa mbi tu hiya rora okuripurira ko .

(src)="7"> This will strengthen our trust in him as we wait patiently for him to act in our behalf .
(trg)="6"> Ihi matji kurisa ongamburiro yetu mu ye otja tji matu undju nomuretima ku ye okutukuramenapo mu avihe .

(src)="8"> 3 How We Strip Off and Keep Off the Old Personality
(trg)="8"> 17 Hukura omundu omukuru novikaro vye nu o hwikike rukwao

(src)="9"> 4 How We Put On and Keep On the New Personality
(trg)="9"> 22 Hwikika omundu omupe novikaro vye nu o hukura rukwao

(src)="10"> The first article explains what it means to strip off the old personality and why doing so is urgent .
(trg)="10"> Orupa orutenga maru kahurura kutja okuhukura omundu omukuru novikaro vye maku hee tjike nokutja ongwaye tji matu sokutoora omukambo mbwi tjimanga .

(src)="11"> It also discusses what we can do to keep off the old personality .
(trg)="11"> Wina maru kahurura kutja matu yenene okutjita vi kutja atu ha hwikike omundu omukuru novikaro vye rukwao .

(src)="12"> The second article considers several qualities that are part of the new personality and explains how we can demonstrate these in our life and ministry .
(trg)="12"> Orupa orutjavari maru tara kovikaṋena tjiva mbi notjiṋa nomundu omupe , nu maru kahurura kutja matu yenene vi okuraisa ovikaṋena mbi mehupo retu na motjiungura tjokuzuvarisa .

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(src)="1"> “ You too exercise patience . ” ​ — JAS .
(trg)="1"> “ Eṋe wina kareye nomuretima . ” ​ — JAK .

(src)="2"> 5 : 8 .
(trg)="2"> 5 : 8 .

(src)="3"> SONGS : 35 , 32
(trg)="3"> OMAIMBURIRO : 35 , 139

(src)="4"> What is involved in being patient ?
(trg)="4"> Okukara nomuretima ku kamburira mo tjike ?

(src)="5"> What helped men and women of old to be willing to wait on Jehovah ?
(trg)="5"> Ovikeṋa mbya vatera ovarumendu novakazendu voruveze orukuru okukara nonḓero yokuundja ku Jehova ?

(src)="6"> How have both Jehovah and Jesus shown a willingness to wait ?
(trg)="6"> Omomuano uṋe Jehova na Jesus mu va raisa kutja va ri nonḓero yokuundja ?

(src)="7"> 1 , 2 . ( a ) What may cause us to ask : “ How long ” ?
(trg)="7"> 1 , 2 . ( a ) Otjikwaye tji mape ya atji tu hingi okupura kutja , “ Nga ruṋe ? ”

(src)="8"> ( b ) Why can we be encouraged by the examples of faithful servants in the past ?
(trg)="8"> ( b ) Ongwaye tji matu yenene okuyanḓiparisiwa i ovihorera vyovakarera vaJehova ovaṱakame voruveze orukuru ?

(src)="9"> “ HOW long ? ”
(src)="10"> That was the question raised by the faithful prophets Isaiah and Habakkuk .
(trg)="9"> OVAPROFETE ovaṱakame ooJesaja na Habakuk va pura epuriro otja indi : “ Nga ruṋe ? ”
(trg)="10"> ( Jes .

(src)="11"> When composing Psalm 13 , King David four times likewise asked : “ How long ? ”
(trg)="11"> 6 : 11 ; Hab .
(trg)="12"> 1 : 2 ) Ombara David tja tjanga Epsalme 13 , eye wina wa pura povikando vitano kutja , “ Nga ruṋe ? ”

(src)="12"> Even our Lord Jesus Christ asked this question when confronted with the faithless attitude of those around him .
(trg)="13"> ( Eps .
(trg)="14"> 13 : 1 , 2 ) Nangarire Omuhona wetu Jesus Kristus wa pura epuriro ndi indu tja ri mokati komuhoko mbu hari nongamburiro .
(trg)="15"> ( Mat .

(src)="13"> So we should not be surprised if we find ourselves at times asking the very same question .
(trg)="16"> 17 : 17 ) Okutja eṱe wina katu sokuhimwa indu povikando tjiva tji matu pura epuriro otjingero .

(src)="14"> What can cause us to ask : “ How long ” ?
(trg)="17"> Otjikwaye tji mape ya atji tu hingi okupura kutja , “ Nga ruṋe ” ?

(src)="15"> Perhaps we have had to deal with some form of injustice .
(trg)="18"> Ngahino kwa tjitwa ouhasemba kweṱe .

(src)="16"> Or maybe we are enduring old age and sickness or the pressures of living in these “ critical times ” that are so “ hard to deal with . ”
(trg)="19"> Poo ngahino twa vera poo tu kondja noukurundu .
(trg)="20"> Ngahino tu nombameno mena rokutja tu hupa ‘ motuveze otuzeu . ’
(trg)="21"> ( 2 Tim .

(src)="17"> Or maybe the wrong attitudes of those around us are wearing us out .
(trg)="22"> 3 : 1 ) Poo ngahino ozongaro ozombi zovandu ongondoroka na eṱe za utu okutuurisa nokutungundiparisa .

(src)="18"> Whatever the cause , how encouraging it is to know that Jehovah’s faithful servants in the past felt free to express the same question that may loom in our minds , and they were not condemned for asking it !
(trg)="23"> Kainatja kutja otjikeṋa tji tji ku hinga okupura nao , tjiri otjiṋa otjitunduuze okutjiwa kutja Jehova kena pa vera ovakarere ve ovaṱakame voruveze orukuru indu tji va pura epuriro otja indo !

(src)="19"> What can help us when we face difficult circumstances ?
(trg)="24"> Otjikwaye tji matji tu vatere indu tji tu ri mozongaro ozonḓeu ?

(src)="20"> But what can help us when we come face - to - face with such difficult circumstances ?
(trg)="25"> Nu hapo otjikwaye tji matji tu vatere indu tji tu ri mozongaro ozonḓeu otja inḓo ?

(src)="21"> The disciple James , Jesus ’ half brother , was inspired to tell us : “ Be patient then , brothers , until the presence of the Lord . ”
(trg)="26"> Omuhongewa Jakobus , omuangu waJesus , wa hingwa okutjanga omambo nga : “ Kareye nomuretima , vakwetu vandje , nga Muhona tji me ya . ”
(trg)="27"> ( Jak .

(src)="22"> Yes , we all need patience .
(trg)="28"> 5 : 7 ) Otjiperi kutja atuhe tu hepa omuretima .

(src)="23"> But what is involved in having this godly quality ?
(trg)="29"> Posi yokutja otjikwaye tji tji heperwa po kutja tu kare notjikaṋena otjiwa hi ?

(src)="24"> What is involved in being patient ?
(trg)="30"> 4 , 5 . ( a ) Okukara nomuretima ku kamburira mo tjike ?

(src)="25"> According to the Bible , patience is a product of holy spirit ; without God’s help , imperfect humans cannot be patient to the degree needed .
(trg)="31"> ( b ) Omuhongewa Jakobus wa sasaneka vi otjikaṋena tjomuretima ?
(trg)="32"> ( Tara kotjiperendero pomautiro worupa ndwi . )

(src)="26"> Patience is a gift from God , and being patient is a key way to show our love for him .
(trg)="33"> Okuisira kOmbeibela , ombepo ondjapuke ondji ku vatera kutja u kare notjikaṋena hi .

(src)="27"> Patience is also an expression of our love for others .
(trg)="34"> Nokuhina ombatero yaMukuru , eṱe otjovandu ovahahomonena kamaatu yenene okukara nomuretima otja pu pe heperwa po .

(src)="28"> Persistent impatience weakens the bonds of love ; patience strengthens them .
(trg)="35"> Omuretima otjiyandjewa okuza ku Mukuru , nu omuano umwe omunanḓengu wokuraisa kutja twe mu suvera , okukara nomuretima .

(src)="29"> Patience involves a number of other vital Christian qualities .
(trg)="36"> Okukara nomuretima wina ku raisira varwe kutja twe ve suvera .

(src)="30"> For example , it is closely connected with endurance , which enables us to put up with difficult circumstances while maintaining a positive attitude .
(trg)="37"> Okuhina omuretima ku tjita kutja varwe ave ha kara norusuvero , nungwari okukara nomuretima ku tjita kutja ve kare norusuvero .
(trg)="38"> ( 1 Kor .

(src)="31"> Patience can also involve suffering without retaliating and remaining firm and steadfast no matter what may come our way .
(trg)="39"> 13 : 4 ; Gal .
(trg)="40"> 5 : 22 ) Omuretima u kamburira mo ovikaṋena vyarwe ovinahepero Omukriste mbye hepa .

(src)="32"> How does the disciple James illustrate one aspect of patience ?
(trg)="41"> Otjotjihorera , omuretima nonḓaro orure ovikaṋena mbi yenda kumwe , orondu ovyo vi tu vatera okuraisa ongaro ombwa nangarire tji tu ri mouzeu .

(src)="33"> ( See opening picture . )
(trg)="42"> ( Kol .
(trg)="43"> 1 : 11 ; Jak .

(src)="34"> Why must we be willing to accept the need to wait for Jehovah to act ?
(trg)="46"> Okuweza ko , Ombeibela i tu tunduuza kutja ngatu kare nonḓero yokuundja .

(src)="35"> This is an important lesson we learn from James 5 : 7 , 8 .
(trg)="47"> Otjikaṋena hi tja ṋunisiwa mu Jakobus 5 : 7 , 8 .
(trg)="48"> ( Lesa . )

(src)="36"> James compares our situation to that of a farmer .
(trg)="49"> Omena ratjike tji matu sokukara nonḓero yokuundja ku Jehova ?

(src)="37"> Even though a farmer works hard to plant his crop , he has no control over the weather or the growth of the plants .
(trg)="51"> Nangarire kutja omuungure wehi romakunino u ungura oukukutu okukuna ovikunwa vye , eye kamaa yenene okurundurura omuinyo weyuru kutja ombura i roke poo okuhapisa ovikunwa mbi .

(src)="38"> He cannot speed up the time .
(trg)="52"> Eye kamaa yenene okutjita kutja oruveze ru hakahane .

(src)="39"> He accepts that he needs to wait patiently for “ the precious fruit of the earth . ”
(trg)="53"> Ma tjiwa kutja ma sokuundja ehi re nomuretima “ nga tji mari eta ovihape oviwa . ”

(src)="40"> In a similar manner , there are many factors that are beyond our control as we wait for the fulfillment of Jehovah’s promises .
(trg)="54"> Momuano otjingewo , pe noviṋa ovingi mbi tu ha yenene okurundurura otja tji matu undju ku Jehova okuyenenisa omakwizikiro we .

(src)="41"> Like the farmer , we need to wait patiently .
(trg)="55"> ( Mar .
(trg)="56"> 13 : 32 , 33 ; Oviung .

(src)="42"> What can we learn from the example of the prophet Micah ?
(trg)="58"> Matu rihongere ko tjike kotjihorera tjomuprofete Mika ?

(src)="43"> The conditions we face today are similar to those in the days of the prophet Micah .
(trg)="59"> Ongaro mu tu ri ndinondi ya sana kuna indji yoruveze romuprofete Mika .

(src)="44"> He lived during the reign of wicked King Ahaz , a time when all sorts of corruption prevailed .
(trg)="60"> Eye wa hupire moruveze romananeno wOmbara Ahas .

(src)="45"> In fact , the people had become “ expert at doing what is bad . ”
(trg)="61"> Ahas wa ri ombara ombi tjinene nu mena rouvi we mehi mwe urire ouhasemba .

(src)="46"> Micah realized that he could not personally change these conditions .
(trg)="62"> Oviṋa ovandu mbyaave tjiti vya ri ovivi tjinene nga Ombeibela tji i tja ovandu va ri “ omapenda mokutjita ouvi . ”

(src)="47"> So , what could he do ?
(trg)="63"> ( Lesa Mika 7 : 1 - 3 . )

(src)="48"> He tells us : “ As for me , I will keep on the lookout for Jehovah .
(trg)="64"> Omuprofete Mika aa tjiwa kutja eye omuini kamaa yenene okurundurura ozongaro nḓo .

(src)="49"> I will show a waiting attitude [ “ I will wait patiently , ” ftn . ] for the God of my salvation .
(trg)="65"> Nu hapo eye wa tjita vi ?
(trg)="66"> Eye wa tja : “ Nungwari ami me tara ku Muhona nu me undju ku Ndjambi ngu ri ombatero yandje .

(src)="50"> My God will hear me . ”
(trg)="67"> Ndjambi wandje me ndji zuvire . ”

(src)="51"> Like Micah , we too need to have “ a waiting attitude . ”
(trg)="68"> ( Mika 7 : 7 ) Otja Mika , eṱe wina matu sokukara nombepo ‘ yokuundja . ’

(src)="52"> Why is more required of us than just waiting for Jehovah to fulfill his promises ?
(trg)="69"> Omomuano uṋe mu matu sokuundja ku Jehova okuyenenisa omakwizikiro we ?

(src)="53"> If we have faith like that of Micah , we will be willing to wait for Jehovah .
(trg)="70"> Tji tu nongamburiro tjimuna indji yomuprofete Mika eṱe matu kara nonḓero yokuundja ku Jehova .

(src)="54"> Our situation is not like that of a prisoner who is waiting in his cell for his execution .
(trg)="71"> Ongaro mu tu ri kai ri tjimuna yomupandekwa ngu ma undju eyuva re rokuzepewa .

(src)="55"> He is forced to wait , and he is not looking forward to the outcome .
(trg)="72"> Eye ke nomuano warwe pendje nokuundja , nu ke nokuundja nonḓero ku imbi mbi mavi katjitwa .

(src)="56"> How different things are for us !
(trg)="73"> Eṱe katu ri mongaro otja indjo !

(src)="57"> We are willing to wait for Jehovah because we know that he will fulfill his promise to give us everlasting life at exactly the right time , the best time !
(trg)="74"> Tu nonḓero yokuundja ku Jehova , orondu matu tjiwa nawa kutja ma yenenisa omakwizikiro we wokutupa omuinyo waaruhe moruveze oruwa norusemba !

(src)="58"> So we “ endure fully with patience and joy . ”
(trg)="75"> Kunao eṱe matu ‘ sokukara nonḓaro orure mu avihe nenyando . ’

(src)="59"> To do otherwise ​ — to wait while complaining and grumbling that Jehovah is not acting fast enough — ​ would be displeasing to our God . ​ — Col .
(trg)="76"> ( Kol .
(trg)="77"> 1 : 11 , 12 ) Ngunda amatu undju , ngatu kondje nomasa kutja atu ha unauna kutja Jehova ma kambura orure .
(trg)="78"> Eye kamaa tjaterwa tji twa tjiti nao . — Kol .

(src)="60"> 3 : 12 .
(trg)="79"> 3 : 12 .

(src)="61"> What do we need to remember as we meditate on the examples of faithful men and women of old ?
(trg)="80"> Ovikwaye mbi matu sokuzemburuka indu tji matu ripurire ko oukoto kovihorera vyovarumendu novakazendu ovaṱakame voruveze orukuru ?

(src)="62"> We will be more willing to wait if we remember faithful men and women of old who waited patiently for Jehovah to fulfill his promises .
(trg)="81"> Matu kara nonḓero yokuundja indu tji matu zemburuka ovarumendu novakazendu ovaṱakame voruveze orukuru mba undja nomuretima ku Jehova okuyenenisa omakwizikiro we .

(src)="63"> As we meditate on their examples , it is good for us to remember how long they had to wait , why they were willing to wait , and what blessings resulted from their patience .
(trg)="82"> ( Rom .
(trg)="83"> 15 : 4 ) Otja tji matu ripurire ko oukoto kovihorera vyawo mbi , ma rire nawa ku eṱe okuzemburuka kutja owo aave hepa okuundja orure ndu ṱa pi , nu ongwaye tji va ri nonḓero yokuundja , nomuano Jehova mbwe ve sera ondaya mena rokutja va undja .

(src)="64"> Abraham had to wait many years before his grandsons Esau and Jacob were born ( See paragraphs 9 , 10 )
(trg)="84"> Abraham aa sokuundja ozombura ozengi ngandu ooEsau na Jakob tji va kwatwa ( Tara koparagrafa 9 , 10 )

(src)="65"> 9 , 10 .
(trg)="85"> 9 , 10 .

(src)="66"> How long did Abraham and Sarah have to wait on Jehovah ?
(trg)="86"> Abraham na Sara aave sokuundja oure woruveze ndu ṱa pi ku Jehova ?

(src)="67"> Consider the example of Abraham and Sarah .
(trg)="87"> Ngatu tare kotjihorera tjaAbraham na Sara .

(src)="68"> They are among “ those who through faith and patience inherit the promises . ”
(trg)="88"> Owo va ri mokati ka “ imba mbe nongamburiro nomuretima . ”

(src)="69"> The Scriptures tell us that “ after Abraham had shown patience , ” he obtained the promise that Jehovah would bless him and multiply his offspring .
(trg)="89"> Omatjangwa ye tja : “ Abraham wa undjire nomuretima , ” nu komuhingo mbwi otja perwe omakwizikiro wokutja Jehova me mu sere ondaya nu me mu pe orukwato oruingi .
(trg)="90"> ( Hebr .

(src)="70"> Why did Abraham need to show patience ?
(trg)="91"> 6 : 12 , 15 ) Ongwaye Abraham tjaa hepa okuraisa omuretima ?

(src)="71"> Simply stated , the fulfillment of the promise would take time .
(trg)="92"> Ousupi atjatu tja , omayenenisiro womakwizikiro aaye kambura oruveze .

(src)="72"> The covenant Jehovah made with Abraham started to take effect on Nisan 14 , 1943 B.C.E .
(trg)="93"> Omerikutiropamwe Jehova nga tjita kuna Abraham ya uta okuyenenisiwa mu Nisan tji ya ri 14 , 1943 K.O.Z .

(src)="73"> That was when he and Sarah along with their household crossed the Euphrates River and entered the Promised Land .
(trg)="94"> Ya ri oruveze indu Abraham na Sara na imba oveṱunḓu rawo tji va konda Onḓondu Eufrat nave kahita mEhi Ekwizikwa .

(src)="74"> Abraham then had to wait 25 years before his son Isaac was born in 1918 B.C.E . , and he had to wait another 60 years before his grandsons Esau and Jacob were born in 1858 B.C.E . ​ — Heb .
(trg)="95"> Okuzambo Abraham aa sokuundja ozombura 25 ngandu omuatje we omuzandu Isak tja kwatwa mombura ndji 1918 K.O.Z . , nu wina aa hepa okuundja ozombura zarwe 60 ngandu ooEsau na Jakob tji va kwatwa mombura ndji 1858 K.O.Z . — Hebr .

(src)="75"> 11 : 9 .
(trg)="96"> 11 : 9 .

(src)="76"> How much land did Abraham inherit ?
(trg)="97"> Abraham wa rumata ehi ndi ṱa pi ?

(src)="77"> We are told : “ Yet , he [ Jehovah ] did not give him [ Abraham ] any inheritance in it , no , not even enough to put his foot on ; but he promised to give it to him as a possession and after him to his offspring , though as yet he had no child . ”
(trg)="98"> Ombeibela itja : “ Ndjambi ka yandjere eṱa ku Abraham mehi ndi nangarire pu pe ṱa ondambo yomundu , nungwari Ndjambi wa kwizikira okuriyandja ku ye , nokutja oro mari rire ore nozondekurona ze .
(trg)="99"> Noruveze Ndjambi ndwa tjita omakwizikiro nga tjandje nao Abraham ke novanatje . ”

(src)="78"> It was not until 430 years after Abraham had crossed the Euphrates that his descendants were organized into a nation that would take possession of the land . ​ — Ex .
(trg)="100"> ( Oviung .
(trg)="101"> 7 : 5 ) Kombunda yozombura 430 Abraham tja za nokukonda Onḓonḓu Eufrat , ozondekurona ze otji za rira otjiwaṋa tjaatji sokurumata ehi . — Eks .

(src)="79"> 12 : 40 - 42 ; Gal .
(trg)="102"> 12 : 40 - 42 ; Gal .

(src)="80"> 3 : 17 .
(trg)="103"> 3 : 17 .

(src)="81"> Why was Abraham willing to wait on Jehovah , and what blessings will he see as a result of his patience ?
(trg)="104"> Ongwaye Abraham tja ri nonḓero yokuundja ku Jehova , nu ozondaya zaye nḓu ma kamuna mena romuretima we ?

(src)="82"> Abraham was willing to wait , because his patience was based on his faith in Jehovah .
(trg)="105"> Abraham wa ri nonḓero yokuundja , orondu omuretima we wa zikamenene kongamburiro ye mu Jehova .