Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Ahebri 1

Khristu Mwana wa Mulungu Aposa Angelo

1Kale lija Mulungu ankayankhula ndi makolo athu pa nthawi zosiyanasiyana ndiponso mwa njira zosiyanasiyana kudzera mwa aneneri. Koma masiku otsiriza ano, Mulungu wayankhula nafe kudzera mwa Mwana wake. Mwanayu anamusankha kuti akhale mwini wa zinthu zonse, ndiponso Mulungu analenga dziko lonse kudzera mwa Iye. Mwanayo ndiye kuwala kwa ulemerero wa Mulungu, chithunzithunzi chenicheni cha khalidwe lake. Iyeyu amachirikiza zinthu zonse ndi mphamvu ya mawu ake. Iye atayeretsa anthu kuchoka ku machimo awo, anakhala pansi kumwamba kudzanja lamanja la Mulungu waulemerero. Mwanayu ndi wamkulu koposa angelo, monga momwe dzina limene analandira limaposa dzina la angelo.

Kodi ndi kwa mngelo uti, kumene Mulungu anati,

“Iwe ndiwe mwana wanga;
    Ine lero ndakhala Atate ako.”

Kapena kunenanso kuti,

“Ine ndidzakhala abambo ake;
    iye adzakhala mwana wanga.”

Pamene Mulungu amatuma Mwana wake woyamba kubadwa ku dziko lapansi anati,

“Angelo onse a Mulungu amupembedze Iye.”

Iye ponena za angelo akuti,

“Mulungu amasandutsa angelo ake mphepo,
    amasandutsa atumiki ake malawi amoto.”

Koma za Mwana wake akuti,

“Inu Mulungu, mpando wanu waufumu udzakhala mpaka muyaya,
    ndipo mudzaweruza molungama mu ufumu wanu.
Mwakonda chilungamo ndi kudana ndi zoyipa;
    Nʼchifukwa chake, Mulungu wanu wakukwezani kuposa anzanu
    pokudzozani mafuta osonyeza chimwemwe.”

10 Mulungu akutinso,

“Ambuye, pachiyambi Inu munayika maziko a dziko lapansi;
    ndipo zakumwambako ndi ntchito za manja anu.
11 Zimenezi zidzatha, koma Inu ndinu wachikhalire.
    Izo zidzatha ngati zovala.
12 Mudzazipindapinda ngati chofunda;
    ndipo zidzasinthidwa ngati chovala.
Koma Inu simudzasintha,
    ndipo zaka zanu sizidzatha.”

13 Kodi ndi kwa Mngelo uti kumene Mulungu ananenapo kuti,

“Khala kudzanja langa lamanja
    mpaka nditapanga adani ako
    kukhale chopondapo mapazi ako.”

14 Kodi angelo onse si mizimu yotumikira odzalandira chipulumutso?

The Message

Hebrews 1

11-3 Going through a long line of prophets, God has been addressing our ancestors in different ways for centuries. Recently he spoke to us directly through his Son. By his Son, God created the world in the beginning, and it will all belong to the Son at the end. This Son perfectly mirrors God, and is stamped with God’s nature. He holds everything together by what he says—powerful words!

The Son Is Higher than Angels

3-6 After he finished the sacrifice for sins, the Son took his honored place high in the heavens right alongside God, far higher than any angel in rank and rule. Did God ever say to an angel, “You’re my Son; today I celebrate you” or “I’m his Father, he’s my Son”? When he presents his honored Son to the world, he says, “All angels must worship him.”

Regarding angels he says,

The messengers are winds,
    the servants are tongues of fire.

8-9 But he says to the Son,

You’re God, and on the throne for good;
    your rule makes everything right.
You love it when things are right;
    you hate it when things are wrong.
That is why God, your God,
    poured fragrant oil on your head,
Marking you out as king,
    far above your dear companions.

10-12 And again to the Son,

You, Master, started it all, laid earth’s foundations,
    then crafted the stars in the sky.
Earth and sky will wear out, but not you;
    they become threadbare like an old coat;
You’ll fold them up like a worn-out cloak,
    and lay them away on the shelf.
But you’ll stay the same, year after year;
    you’ll never fade, you’ll never wear out.

13 And did he ever say anything like this to an angel?

Sit alongside me here on my throne
Until I make your enemies a stool for your feet.

14 Isn’t it obvious that all angels are sent to help out with those lined up to receive salvation?