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FEBRUARY 2011 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:10 ISSUE:02

ST. PAUL'S PRAYER FOR HEBREWS
F{_mbpthnbp hnip ]utemkns {]m\

By REV. FR. DR. T. J. JOSHUA
[Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam]

]utemkv AtmkvXes teJ\fn NnXdnnSp ]e {]\Ifpw hnhn[ teJ\fnembn \ ]cnNn\w sNbvXp. Atlns Hmtcm AtmkvXenI teJ\fnepw D {]m\I Htcmmbn FSpv A]{KY\w sNbvXv Ahbnse Bob aqey Cs \psS PohnXn GsXmw hn[nemWv kzm[o\amIpXv Fv \mw ImWpIbmbncpphsm sNbvXXvv. AtmkvXetXv Fp hnizknsSp Ahkm\s teJ\amb F{_mbteJ\nse Hcp {]m\bmWv Cu teJ\n \mw hnjbampXv.

"\nXy\nbansd cm BSpIfpsS henb CSb\mb \psS Imhmb tbiphns\ acnhcpsS CSbn \np aSn hcpnb kam[m\nsd ssZhw \nsf Ahsd Cw sNbvhm Xhw Fm \bnepw bYmm\sSpn X\np {]kmZapXp tbip{InkvXp apJmcw \n \nhnpamdmIs; Ahp Ftpw alXzw. Bta.' (F{_mb 13:2021)

F{_mbteJ\w ]utemkntXmtWm Fv ktlnphcpv. AXns\n ]e thZimkv{X ]nXmcpw `n A`n{]mb tcJtSpnbnpv. Gsd ]v BfpIfpw ]utenkntX FmWv hmZnpXv. cmw \qmns Ahkm\n Pohnncp HmdnK F ]nXmhv t]mepw F{_mbteJ\w ]utemkntX F hmZw Dbnncpp. Fm ]mccyambn \mw hnizknpXv ]utemkntXmsWp XsbmWv. Atlns Nnm[mcbmWv Fp XsbmWv k` hnizknpXpw IcpXntmcpXpw. AXpsImmWv F{_mbteJ\nse {]kvXpX {]m\ ]utemkns {]m\bmbn IcpXn AXns\ hnNn\w sNm Rm B{KlnpXv.

Cu {]m\bn ]nXmhmb ssZhtbpw tbip{InkvXphnt\bpw]n ]dnp Imcy thZimkv{X]cambn hfsc {][m\yw Alnp A]qamb {]kvXmh\IfmWv. BZyambn ]nXmhmb sZhsn cp ImcyfmWv ]dbpXv. Hv, ssZhw kam[m\ns ssZhamWv. cv, ssZhw inbpsS ssZhamWv. CXv hfsc {itbamb {]kvXmh\IfmWv. ssZhw kam[m\w ssIhcpp ssZhamWv. AXmWv AtmkvXe sImcnnbsgpXnb teJ\n ]dbpXv: "ssZhw Iensd ssZha kam[m\nsd ssZhat{X.' (1 sImcny 14:33) kXyw! ssZhw FhnsSbptm, ssZhw FhntSp ISphcppthm, AhnsS kam[m\w Dv. hynPohnXn Ien adnv Akzambncnp lrZbtmsS s\mcspw `mcspw s\Sphonpw IgnpIqSp A\p`hn ssZhw ISphcs, AhnsS kam[m\nsbpw kzXbptSbpamb A\p`hw ssIhcpw FpXv kp\nnXamWv. AXpsImmWv AKkvXot\mkv ]dXv; "Rm \nn kzX IspXphscbpw Fs Bmhv Akzambncnpw.' My soul will be restless until I find rest in thee.

ssZhw ISphcptm `nnncnp IpSpw_fn, tbmPnnsbpw kam[m\nsbpw Bmhpw Acohpw AhnsSbpmhpw. i{XpXsb AIn, hntZzjs amn, kam[m\w AhnsS hcphm ImcWamIpp. adnv, kam[m\w C Fn, ssZhw AhnsS C, ssZhw AhnsS\npw AIpt]mbn FmWv AXns Aw. ImcWw ssZhw kam[m\ns DdhnSamWv.

tbiphns\ acWn\npw Dbn ssZhw inbp ssZhamWv. Dbns\n ]dbptm ]nXmhmw ssZhw Ahs\ Dbnp FmWv ]dbpXv. He was raised by the Father. ]nXmhmw ssZhw ]p{Xs\ temIntev Abp. Xs ]p{Xs\ \Iphm Xhw ]nXmhmw ssZhw temIs kvt\lnp FmWv FgpXnbncnpXv. ]nXmhns CamWv ]p{X \nhnXv. B ]nXmhp XsbmWv ]p{Xs\ acWn\npw DbnXv. acnhcn\npw {InkvXphns\ DbnXneqsS ssZhns inbmWv shfnsphXv. CXv ssZhimkv{Xn hfsc {]m[m\yalnp Hcp hnjbamWv. tbip{InkvXphns ]p\cpm\saXv a\pjy_pnv AtKmNcamb clkyamWv. AtmkvXes AZayamb B{Klw {InkvXphns ]p\cpm\ns in X\nv A\p`hnphm CSbmIWw FXmbncpp. AXpsImv ssZhinbpsS Ghpw henb \nZi\amWv ]p\cpm\w. an{kbnan ^dthms ASnaXzn \npw bn{ktb P\Xsb hnSphnv AXnibIcambn \SnsmphXmWv ssZhns henb inbpsS \nZi\ambn ]gb\nban ]dbpXv. Fm ]pXnb\nban am{Xa a\pjycminbpsS Ncn{Xn ssZhinbpsS Ghpw henb {]IS\w ]p\cpm\w XsbmWv. XnbpsSta PbtLmjw sImp, ss]imNnI inIsf Dqe\w sNp, acWnsta Pbw hcnp henbXpw KpcpXchpamb kw`hamWv ]p\cpm\w.

]nXmhmb ssZhns khntijXIsfn ]dtijamWv tbip{InkvXphns\n ]dbpXv. tbip{InkvXphns\nbpw cp ImcyfmWv ]dbpXv. HmatXv, tbip Bcmbncpp FpXpw; cmatXv, tbip Fp sNbvXp FpXpw BWv ]cmainpXv. tbip BSpIfpsS henb CSb BsWmWv AtmkvXe hntijnnpXv. \nXy\nbans cm Hcp henb DSSn DmpIbmWv tbip sNbvXXv. tbip{InkvXp kzbw hntijnnXv Rm CSb\mIpp FmWv. Xm cmPm[ncmPmhmsWtm aiolm BsWtm Hpw BZyw DZvtLmjnpItbm AhImisSpItbm sNbvXn. Imhv Xsm ]cnNbsSpm Cs Hcp hntijWamWv \ CSb FpXv. BSpIsf t]sNmn hnfnph\mWv B \ CSb. Hmtcmns\bpw hyn]cambn Adnbph\mWv. hgn \Sm\mbn BSpIfpsS apn \Sph\mWv. Ahsb \ tan]pdtv sImpt]mIph\mWv. Ahbvp thsXmsbpw \Iph\mWv. Fmn\pw amXrIbmbn Ahsc \bnph\mWv. C{]Imcap Hcp Nn{XamWv CSbs\n ImhpXs \app \InbncnpXv.

]pXnb\nban CSb F hmnt\mSv A\p_nv aqp hntijW \InbncnpXmbn \mw ImWpp. HmatXv, \ CSb FpXmWv. Good Shepherd. tbmlms kphntijw ]mw AymbnemWv \mw AXp ImWpXv. "Rm \ CSb BIpp; \ CSb BSpIġp thn Xsd Pohs\ sImSppp.' (tbmlm 10:11) cmatXv henb CSb FpXmWv. Great Shepherd. \psS NnmhmIyamb F{_mbteJ\w ]Xnaqmw Aymbw 20mw hmIynemWv \mw CXv ImWpXv. aqmatXv, apJy CSb Asn CSbt{ijvT FpXmWv. ]t{Xmkns teJ\nemWv \mw CXv ImWpXv. "Fm CSbt{ijvT {]Xy\mIptm \n tXPnsd hmSm IncoSw {]m]npw.' (1 ]s{Xmkv 5:4) As\sbn, Cu aqp hntijWfpw tbip{InkvXphn\p am{Xambn AlambnpXmWv.

ASpXmbn ]dbpXv tbip{InkvXp FpsNbvXp FpXmWv. Xs cm \nXyamb Hcp DSSn Dmn. cm DSSn DmpI FXv a\nemm Aw {]bmkap hnjbamWv. ]gb\nba ]menqSn am{Xsa AXp a\nemm \app km[nbpp. ko\mbn aebnshv btlmhbmw ssZhw bn{ktbepambn DSSn DmpXns\n ]pdmSp ]pkvXIn \mw hmbnppv. "Atm tamsi cw FSpp P\nt Xfnp; Cu kIe hN\fpw B[mcamn btlmh \ntfmSp sNbvXncnp \nbansd cw CXm Fp ]dp.' (]pdmSp 24:8) ssZhw bn{ktb P\hpambp DSSn Ddmn, amanmXmn, ncoIcnpXv BSns cw XfnpsImmWv. AXpsImv cw apJmncamWv DSSn ncoIcnsSpXv. tamibpsS Imepmb B DSSn \ng am{Xambncpp. Fm hcm\ncp imizXamb DSSnsbn {]hmNI ]dbppv. "Rm bn{kmtbKrltmSpw sblqZmKrltmSpw ]pXntbmcp \nbaw sNp Imew hcpw Fp btlmhbpsS AcpfmSp.' (bnscaymhp 31:31)

temIw apgph B ]pXnb DSSnpthn Imncnbmbncpp. amfnIapdnbnshv ]m\]m{Xw FSpv hmgvn, CXv ]pXnb \nban\p Fs cw Fp ]dv Ahp sImSpp. CXp \n ]m\w sNphn. CXp ]pXnb DSSn DdmpXn\pthnbp cw BWv. apIpdnbmbn AXp ]dsnepw B cw sNmcnXv Imhdnbnse {Iqin Bbncpp. As\ Xs cm tbip{InkvXp Hcp ]pXnb DSSn Dmn. AXv Hcp \nXy DSSnbmWv. Eternl Covenant. CXv Hcnepw Agnpt]mIm amanm imizXamb Hcp DSSnbmWv. CXmWv AtmkvXe Xs {]m\bn \s HmnnpXv. B DSSnbneqsS Rm Ah\ph\pw Ah F\nph\pw BIpp. Cu A\p`hw Hmtcm hnizmknbpsSbpw lrZbn ]Xntb HmWv. Rm Fs hIb, Rm AhtXmWv F Hm \s Ftmgpw `cntXpv. Imhv hmp amdmh\mWv. Ah \psS Imhpw DSbh\pw ]cn]meI\pambn \nesImpp F kwkamWv B DSSnbpsS B[mcw.

Ahkm\ambn, Fm \bnepw \s bYmm\sSpphm thnbmWv AtmkvXe {]mnpXv. To make us perfect in all goodness. bYmm\sSppI FXv aqe`mjbn {itbambncnp HmWv. aqe`mjbn Cu hmn\v ]e AXe Dv. ap `mjbn AXns ]cn]q Aw {KlnsSpm {]bmkamWv FXmWv {Kop`mjbpsS kX. hfscb[nIw A]qamb Hcp hmmWv ChnsS D]tbmKnncnpXv. `nnncnphsc HnmpI FXmWv bYmm\sSppI F hmns apJyamb Bibw. Nn`nambncnpXns\ HnptNpI, ]nWnbncnpsc sFIyntep sImphcnI, IodntmbXv XbvNv tISp \mpI, HSn AnIsf _nnpI, sk_Zna sNbvXncpXpt]mse Iodnb hesb \mpI, Fns\ At\I Afn Cu hmv D]tbmKnnpv. tbmm bpn\p ]pdsSptm XfpsS ]StmpIsfmw kamlcnv kqnp IcpXpXn\pw [Equipping themself] Cu hmp XsbmWv D]tbmKnnpXv. Fm \bnepw ssZhw \nsf bYmm\sSps Fp {]mnptm Cu Fm Ahpw ChnsS {]kamWv. {InkvXob PohnXn tad Fm Afnepw bYmm\stSXmb Bhiyapv FXmWv Xs {]m\bneqsS AtmkvXe \s {]t_m[nnpXv.

Imhmb tbip{InkvXphn\v Ftpw alXzapmIs F kvXpXnhmIytmsSbmWv [Doxological terms] AtmkvXes {]m\ kam]npXv. kzob Bcm[\bpsS Hcp henb Nn{Xamb shfn]mSp ]pkvXIn Ccnep kvXpXnhmIy \mw [mcmfw ImWppv. "Ah AXypn: Adps IpmSp inbpw [\hpw m\hpw _ehpw _lpam\hpw alXzhpw kvtXm{Xhpw e`nm tbmKy Fp ]dp.' (shfnmSp 5:12) kzob Acon IqSnbncnp Bbncw ]Xn\mbncfpsS \mhn \npw, IWvTn \npw Dbcp ]hn{X apJcnXamb i_vZamWv, IpmSn\p alXzw FpXv. Xs bmKmemWv IpmSv alXzaph\mbnoXv. cbpw hosSppw D Hcp ]pXnb bpKw DmIphm temIns ]m]s hlnp ssZhns IpmSv ImcW`qX\mbnop. Ahkm\w, IpmSpw k`bpw Xnep henb hnhml_ԯn\pthn {]XymitbmsS t\mnmp Hcp Nn{XamWv \mw shfn]mSp ]pkvXIn ImWpXv. B IpmSn\v inbpw [\hpw m\hpw _ehpw _lpam\hpw alXzhpw kvtXm{Xhpw DmIs.

]utemkns {]m\IfpsS teJ\ ]cccbpsS ]cnkam]vXn F \nebn Atlns hnhn[ {]m\IfnqSn \app e`n DġmgvNI Fsmw FpXv Cu Ahkcn Hv Xncnpt\mn AhtemI\w sNbvXv Aanv \ncpXv DNnXambncnpsav Rm IcpXpp.

  1. ]utemkv {]h\ \ncX\mbncpXpt]mseXs {]m\bn kZm PmKcnncp Hcp hynbmbncpp. He was a man of prayer. Atlw Hcp {]m\m a\pjy\mbncpp. {]m\bmWv Atlns {]h\ġv in ]IncpXv. Atlns hnPbns\mw ImcWw Atlw {]m\bvp Nnehn \nanjfpw AhbnqSn e`n Ir]IfpamWv.

  2. AtmkvXe GXp ktihpw Bp \Iptmgpw, AXp k`bvmbncpmepw hynmbncpmepw AXp \IpXv {]m\bpsS Aconepw ]menepambncpp. Fm ktihpw kamcw`npXpw kam]npXpw {]m\tbmsS Bbncpp. AtmkvXes thZimkv{X NnIsfmw {]m\bn A[njvTnXambncpp. bmsXmpw Xs kzb_pnbn\npw DXnphcpXmbncpp. Fmw {]m\bn\npw cq]wsImXmbncpp.

  3. AtmkvXes {]m\IfnqSn ]nXmhmw ssZhsnbpw ]p{XXpcms\nbpw ]cnipmmhns\nbpw D Atlns DġmgvNI F{X DXamWv Fv a\nemphm Ignbpp. A{]Imcw {XnXzsnbp Zi\w Atlns {]m\bn Zriyambncpp. ssZhns cmIc{]h\sbpw kvt\ltbpw Xs {]m\bneqsS {]ISamnbncpp.

  4. kvt\labnbmb Hcp ]nXmhns cq]hpw `mhhpamWv Xs {]m\IfneqsS AtmkvXe \apv A\p`hsSpncpXv.

  5. As k`Isf Dtinpw eyamnbpw {]mn {]m\I Cs k`bvpw hynIġpw hfscb[nIw {]kamWv. AXv Atp am{Xa Ctpw Ftpap {]m\IfmWv.

AtmkvXes Cu {]m\I Ctmgpw Fmbvtmgpw \app {]tNmZ\ambnocpIbpw Ah \psS Bob DġmgvNbvp \nZm\hpambnocs Fp {]mnpp.

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[Original in Malayalam Voice. Transcribed and edited by Editor Dr. Rajan Mathew]
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