Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

1 Peetero 1

Okulamusa

1Nze Peetero omutume wa Yesu Kristo, mpandiikira abalonde ba Katonda, abaasaasaanira mu Ponto, ne mu Ggalatiya ne mu Kapadokiya, ne mu Asiya ne mu Bisuniya, Katonda Kitaffe be yasooka okumanya ne batukuzibwa Omwoyo olw’okugondere Yesu Kristo, era ne balongoosebwa n’omusaayi ggwe, ogwabamansirwako.

Ekisa n’emirembe byeyongerenga mu mmwe.

Essuubi Eddamu

Katonda Kitaawe wa Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo atenderezebwe. Olw’okusaasira kwe okungi twazaalibwa mu bulamu obulina essuubi omulundi ogwokubiri, olw’okuzuukira kwa Yesu Kristo mu bafu. Bw’atyo n’atusuubiza omugabo mu busika, ogw’olubeerera ogutakyusa langi era ogutafuma, gw’atuterekedde mu ggulu. Era Katonda, mu buyinza bwe, alibakuuma olw’okukkiriza kwammwe, n’abatuusa mu bulokozi obwateekebwateekebwa okubikkulirwa mu biro eby’enkomerero. Ekyo, kijja kubasanyusa nnyo newaakubadde nga mujja kusanga ebizibu bya ngeri nnyingi okumala akaseera. Kubanga okugezesebwa kw’okukkiriza kwammwe, kwa muwendo mungi nnyo okusinga zaabu egezebwa mu muliro n’ekakasibwa, kulyoke kusaanire ettendo n’ekitiibwa n’okugulumizibwa ku lunaku luli Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo lw’alirabikirako. Newaakubadde nga Yesu oyo temumulabangako, kyokka mumwagala, era ne kaakano temumulaba naye mumukkiriza ne mujjula essanyu eritayogerekeka ne mumugulumiza, era ekiva mu kukkiriza kwammwe kwe kulokolebwa kw’emyoyo gyammwe.

10 Bannabbi baafuba nga bwe baasobola okuvumbula era n’okutegeera okulokolebwa kuno, ne bategeeza eby’omu maaso ku kisa kya Katonda ky’agenda okubawa. 11 Omwoyo wa Kristo ng’ali mu bo, yategeeza eby’omu maaso ku kubonaabona kwa Kristo era n’ekitiibwa ekiriddirira, ne bafuba okuvumbula omuntu gwe kirituukako n’ekiseera we kirituukira. 12 Bannabbi bano Katonda yabalaga nti ebyo tebabikola ku lwabwe, wabula ku lwammwe. Era kaakano Enjiri ebuuliddwa gye tuli ffenna. Yatubuulirwa mu maanyi ga Mwoyo Mutukuvu eyava mu ggulu. Bino by’ebintu ne bamalayika bye bayaayaanira okutegeera.

Twayitibwa kuba Batukuvu

13 Noolwekyo mwetegeke nga muli bateefu, nga mutadde emitima gyammwe ku kisa kya Katonda ekiribaweebwa, Yesu Kristo bw’alirabika. 14 Mugonderenga Katonda, kubanga muli baana be, muleme kufugibwa okwegomba kwammwe okubi okw’edda, kwe mwatambulirangamu mu butamanya. 15 Kale, nga Katonda eyabayita bw’ali omutukuvu, nammwe mubeerenga batukuvu mu byonna bye mukola. 16 Nga bwe kyawandiikibwa nti, “Mubenga batukuvu, kubanga nze ndi mutukuvu.”

17 Mujjukire nti Kitammwe gwe musaba, asalira omusango buli muntu awatali kusaliriza, musaana mumusseemu ekitiibwa, nga mwetwala ng’abagenyi ku nsi kuno. 18 Kubanga mumanyi nti mwanunulibwa mu mpisa zammwe embi ezaava ku bajjajjammwe. Temwanunulibwa na bintu ebiggwaawo nga ffeeza oba zaabu. 19 Wabula mwanunulibwa n’omusaayi gwa Kristo ogw’omuwendo omungi ennyo, ogw’omwana gw’endiga ogutaliiko kamogo oba ebbala. 20 Kristo yategekebwa dda nga n’ensi tennatondebwa, kyokka mu nnaku zino ezaakayita n’alabisibwa ku lwammwe. 21 Mu ye, mwe mwayita okukkiriza Katonda eyamuzuukiza mu bafu, n’amuwa ekitiibwa, era okukkiriza kwammwe n’okusuubira kwammwe kyebivudde binywerera ku Katonda.

22 Kale kaakano nga bwe mumaze okutukuza emyoyo gyammwe olw’okukkiriza amazima, ne mwagalanira ddala mu luganda lwennyini, mweyongere okwagalana n’omutima ogutaliimu bukuusa. 23 Kubanga okusinziira mu kigambo kya Katonda ekiramu era eky’olubeerera, mwazaalibwa omulundi ogwokubiri. 24 Kubanga,

“Abantu bonna bali ng’omuddo,
    n’ekitiibwa kyabwe kiri ng’ekimuli ky’omuddo.
Omuddo gukala, ekimuli kyagwo ne kigwa.
25     Naye ekigambo kya Mukama Katonda kibeerera emirembe gyonna.”

Era ekigambo ekyo y’Enjiri eyababuulirwa.

The Message

1 Peter 1

11-2 I, Peter, am an apostle on assignment by Jesus, the Messiah, writing to exiles scattered to the four winds. Not one is missing, not one forgotten. God the Father has his eye on each of you, and has determined by the work of the Spirit to keep you obedient through the sacrifice of Jesus. May everything good from God be yours!

A New Life

3-5 What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The Day is coming when you’ll have it all—life healed and whole.

6-7 I know how great this makes you feel, even though you have to put up with every kind of aggravation in the meantime. Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine. When Jesus wraps this all up, it’s your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of his victory.

8-9 You never saw him, yet you love him. You still don’t see him, yet you trust him—with laughter and singing. Because you kept on believing, you’ll get what you’re looking forward to: total salvation.

10-12 The prophets who told us this was coming asked a lot of questions about this gift of life God was preparing. The Messiah’s Spirit let them in on some of it—that the Messiah would experience suffering, followed by glory. They clamored to know who and when. All they were told was that they were serving you, you who by orders from heaven have now heard for yourselves—through the Holy Spirit—the Message of those prophecies fulfilled. Do you realize how fortunate you are? Angels would have given anything to be in on this!

A Future in God

13-16 So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives. Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, “I am holy; you be holy.”

17 You call out to God for help and he helps—he’s a good Father that way. But don’t forget, he’s also a responsible Father, and won’t let you get by with sloppy living.

18-21 Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. It cost God plenty to get you out of that dead-end, empty-headed life you grew up in. He paid with Christ’s sacred blood, you know. He died like an unblemished, sacrificial lamb. And this was no afterthought. Even though it has only lately—at the end of the ages—become public knowledge, God always knew he was going to do this for you. It’s because of this sacrificed Messiah, whom God then raised from the dead and glorified, that you trust God, that you know you have a future in God.

22-25 Now that you’ve cleaned up your lives by following the truth, love one another as if your lives depended on it. Your new life is not like your old life. Your old birth came from mortal sperm; your new birth comes from God’s living Word. Just think: a life conceived by God himself! That’s why the prophet said,

The old life is a grass life,
    its beauty as short-lived as wildflowers;
Grass dries up, flowers droop,
    God’s Word goes on and on forever.

This is the Word that conceived the new life in you.