Knijga O Kristu

Matej 11:1-30

Isus i Ivan Krstitelj

(Lk 7:18-30)

1Kad je završio s uputama dvanaestorici učenika, Isus ode poučavati i propovijedati po gradovima.

2Ivan Krstitelj je u tamnici čuo o Kristovim čudesnim djelima, pa pošalje svoje učenike da upitaju Isusa: 3“Jesi li ti zaista onaj koji treba doći ili da čekamo drugoga?”

4Zatim odgovori Ivanovim učenicima: “Idite Ivanu i ispričajte što čujete i vidite: 5slijepcima se vraća vid, hromi hodaju, gubavci ozdravljaju, gluhi čuju, mrtvi ustaju i Radosna vijest se propovijeda siromasima. 6Recite mu i ovo: ‘Blago onome tko se zbog mene ne sablazni!’”

7Kad su otišli, Isus počne govoriti mnoštvu o Ivanu. “Kad ste izišli u pustinju, što ste išli gledati? Samo trsku kako se povija na vjetru? 8Ili ste išli vidjeti raskošno odjevena čovjeka? Ali takvi žive u kraljevskim palačama. 9Ili ste išli vidjeti Božjeg proroka? Da, on je i više od proroka. 10Jer Ivan je čovjek o kojemu u Svetome pismu piše:

‘Gledajte, šaljem pred vas svojega glasnika

i on će vam pripraviti put.’11:10 Malahija 3:1.

11Zaista vam kažem: Od svih ljudi koji su ikada rođeni nije bilo većega od Ivana Krstitelja. Pa ipak, i najmanji u kraljevstvu nebeskomu veći je od njega! 12A od vremena kad je Ivan Krstitelj počeo propovijedati i krstiti pa sve do sada, navala je na kraljevstvo nebesko i siloviti ga prisvajaju. 13Jer svi su proroci i Zakon proricali o Ivanu. 14I, ako ste mi to spremni povjerovati, on je taj drugi Ilija koji je trebao doći.11:14 Vidjeti: Malahija 3:23. 15Slušajte, kad već imate uši!

Isusov sud o suvremenicima

16A s kime da usporedim ovaj naraštaj? On je poput djece koja sjede i igraju se na gradskome trgu, pa jedna drugoj dovikuju:

17‘Veselo smo vam zasvirali,

ali niste htjeli zaplesati.

Onda smo vam zapjevali tužaljke,

ali ni plakati niste htjeli.’

18Jer, došao je Ivan koji je postio i nije pio vino, a oni kažu: ‘Ima zloduha.’ 19Onda sam došao ja, Sin Čovječji. Jedem i pijem, pa sada govore: ‘Izjelica je i pijanac, prijatelj je ubiračima poreza i drugim grešnicima!’ Ali Božja će se mudrost opravdati svojim djelima.”

Sud za nevjernike

(Lk 7:31-35; 10:13-15)

20Tada počne koriti gradove u kojima se zbilo najviše njegovih čudesnih djela zato što se nisu obratili Bogu. 21“Teško tebi, Korozaine! Teško tebi, Betsaido! Jer da su se čudesa koja su se kod vas dogodila zbila u pokvarenima Tiru i Sidonu, oni bi se već odavno obratili u kostrijeti i pepelu. 22Kažem vam da će Tiru i Sidonu na Sudnji dan biti lakše nego vama! 23A ti, Kafarnaume, zar ćeš se do neba uzdignuti? Strovalit ćeš se u pakao. Da su se čudesa koja su se u tebi zbila dogodila u Sodomi, ona bi zaista ostala do danas. 24Kažem vam da će Sodomi biti lakše na Sudnji dan nego vama!”

Isusova molitva zahvale

(Lk 10:21-22)

25Tada Isus reče: “Oče, gospodaru neba i zemlje, slavim te što si to skrio od mudrih i umnih, a objavio malenima. 26Da, Oče, tebi se to svidjelo tako učiniti.

27Moj mi je Otac sve predao. Nitko ne poznaje Sina nego Otac i nitko ne poznaje Oca nego Sin i oni kojima se Sin hoće objaviti.

28Dođite k meni svi koji ste umorni i opterećeni i ja ću vas odmoriti. 29Uzmite na sebe moj jaram i učite od mene jer sam krotka i ponizna srca. Tako ćete naći spokoj svojim dušama. 30Moj je jaram sladak, a moje breme lako.”

King James Version

Matthew 11:1-30

1And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities. 2Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, 3And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? 4Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: 5The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. 6And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

7¶ And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? 8But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses. 9But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. 10For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 11Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. 13For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. 15He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

16¶ But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows, 17And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented. 18For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil. 19The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.

20¶ Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not: 21Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. 23And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

25¶ At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. 26Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. 27All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

28¶ Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.