Saint Paul’s Instructions for Christian Households/ارشادات بولس الرسول للأزواج وباقي أفراد العائلة من خدم وعبيد وأسياد

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ارشادات بولس الرسول للأزواج وباقي أفراد العائلة من خدم وعبيد وأسياد
من رسالة القدس بولس الرسول إلى أفسس05/01حتى20/لِيَخضَحعْ بَعضُكم لِبَعضٍ بِتَقوى المسيح. أَيَّتُها النِّساء، اِخضَعْنَ لأَزْواجِكُنَّ خُضُوعَكُنَّ لِلرَّبّ، لأَنَّ الرَّجُلَ رَأسُ المَرأَة كما أَنَّ المسيحَ رَأسُ الكَنيسةِ الَّتي هي جَسَدُه وهو مُخلِّصُها وكما تَخضَع الكنيسةُ لِلمسيح فلْتَخضَعِ النِّساءُ لأَزواجِهِنَّ في كُلِّ شَيء. أَيَّها الرِّجال، أَحِبُّوا نِساءَكم كما أَحَبَّ المسيحُ الكَنيسة وجادَ بِنَفسِه مِن أَجْلِها  لِيُقدَسَها مُطهِّرًا إِيَّاها بِغُسلِ الماءِ وكَلِمَةٍ تَصحَبُه،  فيَزُفَّها إِلى نَفْسِه كَنيسةً سَنِيَّة لا دَنَسَ فيها ولا تَغَضُّنَ ولا ما أَشْبهَ ذلِك، بل مُقدَّسةٌ بِلا عَيب. وكذلِك يَجِبُ على الرِّجالِ أَن يُحِبُّوا نِساءَهم حُبَّهم لأَجسادِهِم. مَن أَحَبَّ امرَأَتَه أَحَبَّ نَفْسَه. فما أَبغَضَ أَحَدٌ جَسَدَه قَطّ، بل يُغَذِّيه ويُعْنى بِه شَأنَ المسيحِ بِالكَنيسة. فنَحنُ أَعْضاءُ جَسَدِه.  ولِذلِك يَترُكُ الرَّجُلُ أَباه وأُمَّه ويَلزَمُ امرَأَتَه فيَصيرُ الاِثْنانِ جَسَدًا واحِدًا. إِنَّ هذا السِّرَّ لَعَظيم، وإِنِّي أَقولُ هذا في أَمرِ المسيحِ والكَنيسة. فكذلك أَنتُم أَيضًا فلْيُحِبَّ كُلٌّ مِنْكُمُ امرَأَتَه حُبَّه لِنَفْسِه، ولْتُوَقِّرِ المَرأَةُ زَوجَها.أَيُّها الأَبناء، أَطيعوا والِدِيكم في الرَّبّ، فذلِك عَدْلٌ. أَكرِمْ أَباكَ وأُمَّك، تِلكَ أُولى وَصِيَّةٍ يَرتَبِطُ بِها وَعْدٌ وهو:  لِتَنالَ السَّعادة ويَطولَ عُمرُكَ في الأَرْض وأَنتُم أَيُّها الآباء، لا تُغيظوا أَبناءَكم، بل رَبُّوهم بِتَأديبِ الرَّبِّ ونُصْحِه. أَيُّها العَبيد، أَطيعوا سادَتَكم في هذِه الدُّنْيا بِخَوفٍ ورِعدَةٍ وقَلْبٍ صافٍ كما تُطيعونَ المسيح، لا طاعةَ عَبيدِ العين، كَمَن يَبتَغي رِضا النَّاس، بل طاعةَ عَبيدٍ لِلمَسيح تَطيبُ نُفوسُهم أَن يَعمَلوا بمَشيئَةِ الله. واخدُموا بِنَفْسٍ طَيِّبة، خِدمَتَكُم لِلرَّبِّ لا لِلنَّاس،  فإِنَّكم تَعلَمونَ أَنَّ كُلَّ إِنسان، إِذا عمِلَ صالِحًا، نالَ جَزاءَه عِندَ اللّه، أَعَبْدًا كانَ أَم حُرًّا. وأَنتُم، أَيُّها السَّادة، عامِلوهُمُ المُعامَلةَ نَفْسَها وتَجنَّبوا التَّهْديد، فإِنَّكم تَعلَمونَ أَنَّ سَيِّدَهم وسيِّدَكُم هو في السَّمَوات وأَنَّه لا يُحابي أَحَدًا. وبَعدُ فتَقوَّوا في الرَّبِّ وفي قُدرَتِه العَزيزَة.

Saint Paul’s Instructions for Christian Households
Ephesians 05/21-31/ “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her  to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.  After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— for we are members of his body. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. 6 Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.  Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, 8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free. And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him”.