Usawa Kati Ya Mwanaume na Mwanamke
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21. Paul gives some restrictive instructions to women in 1 Timothy 2.
>Paulo hatoa maagizo kadhaa ya vizuizi kwa wanawake katika 1 Watimotheo 2.
22. But what about 1 Corinthians 7:4, where Paul seems to say that a woman does not have authority over her own body?
>Lakini vipi kuhusu 1 Wakorintho 7:4, ambapo Paulo ni kama anasema kwamba mwanamke hana mamlaka juu ya mwili wake mwenyewe?
The first part of this verse has been used to say that a man has a right to have sex, even when his wife does not wish to. Does it really say that, is that what God intends?
"For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband; likewise, also the husband does not have authority over his body, but the wife." v4 > "Kwa maana mke hana amri juu ya mwili wake, bali mumewe, vivyo hivyo mume hana amri juu ya mwili wake, bali mkewe." v4
Authority is the ability to start or stop something by using a command, instruction, statement, comment, glance, gesture or even, in some situations, just by being present somewhere. Authority never uses force or threats. >Mamlaka ni uwezo wa kuanzisha au kusimamisha kitu kwa kutumia amri, maagizo, kauli, maoni, mtazamo, ishara au hata, katika hali fulani, kwa kuwepo tu mahali fulani. Mamlaka kamwe haitumii nguvu au vitisho
In this case it means that if the husband indicates through words or actions that he wants to have sex with his wife, since she has authority over his body she is entitled to say to his body, "No, not today," or “No, not now," or whatever. It really is that simple.
In verse 6 Paul states that this is not meant to be a command, but a concession. To concede means to yield something from a position of strength to someone who is weaker. In other words, the stronger person gives in to the weaker.
23. Some of Paul's instructions were based on his own, faulty or incomplete understanding of scripture. Why did he place these restrictions on women?
>Baadhi ya maagizo Paulo yalitokana na ufahamu wake mbaya au kutoelewa maandiko kiukamilifu. Kwanini aliweka vizuizi hivi kwa wanawake?
24. Here is another of Paul's wrong ideas:
>Hapa kuna maoni mengine mabaya ya Paulo:
25. Even though God knew the sequence of events He called to the man first, because he was primarily responsible for overseeing everything.
>Hata ingawa Mungu alijua mlolongo wa matukio Alimwita mtu wakwanza, kwa sababu alikuwa na jukumu la kusimamia kila kitu.
26. The church was meant to free women from the imbalance imposed on them by unredeemed man over the first four thousand years.
>Kanisa hilo lilikusudiwa kuwaachilia wanawake kutoka kwa usawa uliowekwa kwao na mtu ambaye hajatambuliwa kwa miaka elfu nne ya kwanza.
27. In Ephesians 5 Paul paints a beautiful picture of the way marriage is meant to work.
>Katika Waefeso 5 Paulo anapaka rangi kama picha nzuri ya jinsi ndoa inavyokusudiwa kufanya kazi.
28. In Ephesians 5:25-30 Paul paints a special picture of the love that a man should have for his wife by comparing this with the love Jesus has for us (the church).
>Katika Waefeso 5:25-30 Paulo anapaka picha maalum ya upendo ambao mwanaume anapaswa kuwa nao kwa mke wake kwa kulinganisha hii na upendo ambao Yesu anayo kwa sisi (kanisa).
29. Verse 23 talks about headship. Instead of looking at Paul's example of headship people seem to just assume that it means control or final say.
>Mstari wa 23 unazungumza juu ya kichwa. Badala ya kuangalia mfano wa Paulo wa vichwa vya watu wanaonekana kudhani tu kuwa inamaanisha kudhibiti au kusema mwisho.
30. What about “ As the church is subject to Christ, so let wives also be subject in everything to their husbands?”
>Vipi kuhusu " kama vile kanisa linavyomtii Kristo, vivyo hivyo wake na wawatii waume zao katika kila jambo?"
31. The biggest mistake that people make is separating and excluding verse 21 from verse 22 and the rest of this section.
>Kosa kubwa ambalo watu hufanya ni kujitenga na kutenga aya ya 21 Kutoka aya ya 22 na sehemu hii yote.
32. CONNECTION: “Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ.” v21
>MAHUSIANO: "Uwe chini ya heshima kwa Kristo. Mst 21
Extra Material Below: how some Bibles lay out this important section
Typical layout for an original document
Note that an original manuscript would be just in Classical Greek, without an English translation underneath. Note also that the letters are all in capitals and run together with no spaces between words, no sentences or paragraphs, and with no punctuation, either. This is The Concordant Literal New Testament in interlinear form - their standard translation is much easier to follow!
Typical Bible layout for centuries
This is a screenshot from The Amplified Bible, which sets every verse on its own. Early versions of TAB (before 1987) are wonderful tools because they generally retain the layout of figures of speech in the original form they were written in. For more information on the importance and use of figures of speech, see E W Bullinger's "The Companion Bible"
Rare Bible with correctly placed subject heading
Very few Bibles with subject headings get it right in this important section of Ephesians 5. Here is the way the New Living Translation handles it: correctly, of course! I was given this Bible recently and opened it for the first time really just to check this section. What a pleasant surprise. Sadly, they missed the word "own".
All-too-common incorrect placement of subject heading
No original source documents have subject headings, and to put one in the wrong place, splitting up a continuing theme around submission, is careless at the very least, and possibly something else as well. At least they included the frequently-omitted word, "own".