KO HONO UA ʻOE TOHI ʻA PAULA KO E ʻAPOSETOLO
KIA
TIMOTE
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1 Ko e ʻofa ʻa Paula kia Timote, mo e tui taʻeloi kuo ʻia Timote, mo ʻene faʻē, pea mo ʻene kui. 6 ʻOku akonaki ia ʻe Paula ke ne ngaue ʻaki ʻae foaki ʻae ʻOtua kuo ʻiate ia, 8 Ke tuʻumaʻu, mo faʻa kātaki ʻi he fakatanga, 13 Pea ke fakakukafi ʻi he lea mo e moʻoni ʻoe akonaki ko ia kuo ne fanongo ai ʻia Paula. 15 ʻOku ne lea kia Faiselo mo Hemosine mo e niʻihi pehē, pea ne fakaongolelei lahi ʻa ʻOnesifolo.
KO AU PAULA, ko e ʻaposetolo ʻa Sisu Kalaisi ʻi he finangalo ʻoe ʻOtua, ʻo fakatatau ki he talaʻofa ʻoe moʻui ʻaia ʻoku ʻia Kalaisi Sisu. Ke ʻia Timote, ko e foha ʻofeina, ʻae ʻaloʻofa, mo e ʻofa mataʻataʻatā pe, mo e melino, mei he ʻOtua ko e Tamai mo Kalaisi Sisu ko hotau ʻEiki. ‌ʻOku ou fakafetaʻi ki he ʻOtua, ʻaia ʻoku ou tauhi, ʻo hangē ko e ngaahi tamai ʻi muʻa, ʻi he ʻatamai māʻoniʻoni, ʻoku ou manatu maʻuaipē kiate koe ʻi heʻeku ngaahi lotu ʻi he pō mo e ʻaho; ‌ʻO holi lahi ke u mamata kiate koe, ʻi heʻeku manatu ki hoʻo ngaahi loʻimata, koeʻuhi ke u fonu ʻi he fiefia; ‌ʻI heʻeku fakamanatu ki he tui taʻeloi ʻoku ʻiate koe, ʻaia naʻe muʻaki nofoʻia hoʻo kui fefine ko Loisi, mo hoʻo faʻē ko ʻIunisi; pea ʻoku ou ʻilo ʻoku ʻiate koe foki. Ko ia ʻoku ou fakamanatu ai kiate koe ke ke tafutafu ʻae meʻa foaki ʻae ʻOtua, ʻaia ʻoku ʻiate koe ʻi he hilifaki ʻa hoku nima. He naʻe ʻikai foaki ʻe he ʻOtua kiate kitautolu ʻae laumālie ʻoe manavasiʻi; ka ko e mālohi, mo e ʻofa, mo e loto fakapotopoto. Ko ia ke ʻoua naʻa ke mā koe ki he fakamoʻoni ʻa hotau ʻEiki, pe kiate au ko ʻene pōpula: ka ke kau koe ʻi he ngaahi mamahi ʻoe ongoongolelei ʻo taau mo e mālohi ʻoe ʻOtua; ‌ʻAia kuo ne fakamoʻui ʻo ne ui ʻakitautolu ʻi he uiuiʻi māʻoniʻoni, ʻo ʻikai fakatatau mo e tau ngaahi ngaue, ka ʻoku fakatatau mo ʻene tuʻutuʻuni, mo e ʻaloʻofa ʻaia naʻe foaki kiate kitautolu ʻia Kalaisi Sisu ʻi he teʻeki ai tuʻu ʻa māmani, 10 Ka kuo hā eni ʻi he fakahā ʻahotau Fakamoʻui ko Sisu Kalaisi, ʻaia kuo ne ikuna ʻae mate, pea kuo ne fakahā ʻi he maama ʻae moʻui mo e taʻemate ʻi he ongoongolelei: 11 ‌ʻAia naʻe fakanofo au ke u malangaʻaki ia, ko e ʻaposetolo, mo e akonaki ʻoe kakai Senitaile. 12 Ko e meʻa ko ia ʻoku ou kātaki ai ʻae ngaahi meʻa ni: ka ʻoku ʻikai te u mā: he ʻoku ou ʻilo ʻaia kuo u tui ki ai, pea ʻoku pau hoku loto ʻoku faʻa fai ʻe ia ke tauhi ʻaia kuo u tuku kiate ia ʻo aʻu ki he ʻaho ko ia. 13 Puke ke maʻu ʻae sino ʻoe ngaahi lea haohaoa, ʻaia naʻa ke fanongo ai ʻiate au, ʻi he tui mo e ʻofa ʻaia ʻoku ʻia Kalaisi Sisu. 14 Ko e meʻa lelei ko ia naʻe tuku kiate koe ke ke tauhi ʻi he Laumālie Māʻoniʻoni, ʻaia ʻoku nofoʻia ʻakitautolu. 15 ‌ʻOku ke ʻilo ʻae meʻa ni, koeʻuhi ko kinautolu kotoa pē ʻoku ʻi ʻEsia kuo nau siʻaki au; ʻaia kuo kau ai ʻa Faiselo mo Hemosine. 16 Ke foaki ʻe he ʻEiki ʻae ʻaloʻofa ki he fale ʻo ʻOnesifolo; he naʻe liunga lahi ʻene tokoniʻi au, pea naʻe ʻikai mā ia ʻi hoku haʻi ukamea: 17 Ka ʻi heʻene ʻi Loma, naʻa ne kumi lahi kiate au, ʻo ne ʻiloʻi au . 18 ‌ʻOfa ke tuku kiate ia ʻe he ʻEiki ke ne maʻu ʻae ʻaloʻofa mei he ʻEiki ʻi he ʻaho ko ia: pea ko e ngaahi meʻa kehekehe naʻa ne tokoniʻi ai au ʻi ʻEfesō, ʻoku ke ʻilo pe.