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Matej 12:1-50

Rasprava o suboti

(Mk 2:23-28; 3:1-6; Lk 6:1-11)

1U ono je vrijeme neke subote Isus s učenicima prolazio žitnim poljima. Učenici su ogladnjeli te počeli trgati klasje i jesti ga. 2Opaze to neki farizeji pa rekoše: “Ne bi to smjeli činiti! Zakonom je zabranjeno skupljati usjev subotom!”

3Ali Isus im odgovori: “Niste li u Pismu čitali o tomu što je učinio kralj David kad su on i njegovi pratitelji ogladnjeli? 4Ušao je u Dom Božji12:4 U Hram. te su pojeli prinesen kruh koji nije bilo dopušteno jesti ni njemu ni njegovim pratiocima, nego samo svećenicima. 5Niste li u Zakonu pročitali da svećenici služeći subotom u Hramu krše Zakon, a ipak nemaju krivnje? 6A ja vam kažem da je ovdje nešto veće od Hrama! 7Kad biste zaista razumjeli što znači: ‘Draže mi je da ste milosrdni nego da mi prinosite žrtve’, ne biste osuđivali ove nedužne. 8Ja, Sin Čovječji, gospodar sam subote.”

Isus iscjeljuje u subotu

(Mk 3:1-2; Lk 6:6-7)

9Zatim ode u sinagogu 10i ondje spazi čovjeka usahnule ruke. Da bi ga mogli optužiti zbog potvrdnog odgovora, farizeji upitaju Isusa: “Je li dopušteno subotom iscijeliti?”

11On odgovori: “Tko to od vas ne bi svoju jedinu ovcu ako bi u subotu upala u jamu iz nje izvadio? 12A koliko je čovjek vredniji od ovce! Subotom je, dakle, slobodno činiti dobro.”

13Onome čovjeku zatim reče: “Ispruži ruku!” On ju ispruži, a ruka mu postane zdrava kao i druga. 14A farizeji se, čim su izišli iz sinagoge, okupe na vijećanje da se dogovore kako da ga smaknu.

Isus, Božji izabrani sluga

(Mk 3:7-12; Lk 6:17-19)

15Ali Isus je to znao pa je otišao iz sinagoge s mnogima koji su ga slijedili. Sve je bolesne među njima iscijelio, 16a on im je oštro zabranjivao da ga očituju. 17Time se ispunilo Izaijino proročanstvo:

18“Ovo je moj ljubljeni Sluga,

kojega sam izabrao.

On je moja radost.

Duh svoj stavit ću na njega.

On će navješćivati pravdu narodima.

19Neće se prepirati ni vikati,

ulicama mu se neće čuti glasa.

20Ni zgažene trske neće slomiti,

ni ugasit žiška što tek tinja

sve dok ne ostvari pobjedu pravde.

21U njegovo će se ime uzdati narodi.”12:18-21 Izaija 42:1-4.

Isus i knez zloduha

(Mk 3:22-29; Lk 11:14-23; Lk 12:10)

22Tada Isusu dovedu zloduhom opsjednuta, slijepa i nijema čovjeka. Isus ga iscijeli te on progovori i progleda. 23Mnoštvo je osupnuto pitalo: “Da on nije Mesija, Sin Davidov?”

24Kad su za to čuli farizeji, rekoše: “Taj izgoni zle duhove pomoću Beelzebula, poglavice zlih duhova.”

25Znajući što misle, Isus im reče: “Svako podijeljeno kraljevstvo propada. Grad ili dom ne može opstati ako je iznutra razjedinjen. 26Ako dakle Sotona izgoni Sotonu, njegovo je kraljevstvo razjedinjeno. Kako će se onda održati? 27Ako ja zaista izgonim zle duhove uz pomoć Beelzebula, čijom ih pomoći istjeruju vaši sljedbenici? Zato će vas oni osuditi. 28Ali ako ja izgonim zloduhe pomoću Božjega Duha, onda je k vama stiglo Božje kraljevstvo. 29Ne možete ući u kuću snažnog čovjeka i opljačkati ga a da ga najprije ne svežete. Tek tada ga možete orobiti.

30Tko nije na mojoj strani, zapravo je protiv mene; i svatko tko sa mnom ne skuplja, zapravo rastjeruje. 31Zato će se, kažem vam, ljudima oprostiti svaki grijeh i bogohulstvo, ali hula na Svetoga Duha neće se oprostiti. 32Ipak, onome koji što kaže protiv Sina Čovječjega oprostit će se, ali kaže li što protiv Svetoga Duha, neće mu se oprostiti ni na ovome ni u budućemu svijetu.

Drvo se poznaje po plodovima

(Lk 6:43-45)

33Odlučite se dakle: ili je stablo dobro i donosi dobar rod ili je nevaljalo i donosi zao rod. Pa drvo se poznaje po plodovima. 34Zmijski rode! Kako biste i mogli govoriti dobro kad ste zli? Jer usta govore ono čega je srce prepuno. 35Dobar čovjek iz riznice svojega srca iznosi dobro, a zao čovjek zlo. 36A ja vam kažem da će ljudi za svaku bezrazložnu riječ koju izgovore položiti račun na Sudnji dan. 37Vlastite će te riječi opravdati ili osuditi.”

Jonin znak

(Mt 16:1-4; Mk 8:11-12; Lk 11:29-32)

38Zatim mu neki pismoznanci i farizeji rekoše: “Učitelju, htjeli bismo da nam pokažeš neki znak.”

39On im odgovori: “Samo zao i nevjernički naraštaj traži znak, ali neće mu se dati drugoga osim znaka proroka Jone. 40Kao što je Jona tri dana i tri noći proveo u utrobi morske nemani, tako ću i ja, Sin Čovječji, provesti u krilu zemlje tri dana i tri noći. 41Stanovnici Ninive ustat će protiv ovoga naraštaja na Sudu i osuditi ga jer su se oni obratili na Jonino propovijedanje. S vama je ovdje i veći od Jone! 42Kraljica Juga12:42 Kraljica od Sabe. ustat će protiv ovoga naraštaja na Sudu i osuditi ga jer je izdaleka došla čuti Salomonovu mudrost; s vama je ovdje i veći od Salomona.

Kad nečisti duh se vrati

(Lk 11:24-26)

43Kad nečisti duh iziđe iz čovjeka, luta bezvodnim mjestima tražeći odmora, ali ga ne nalazi. 44Tada kaže: ‘Vratit ću se u kuću iz koje sam izišao.’ Vrati se i svoj stari dom zatekne prazan, pometen i čist. 45Zatim ode pronaći drugih sedam duhova još gorih od sebe te svi oni uđu u čovjeka i u njemu se nastane. Na kraju tako čovjeku bude i gore nego prije. Tako će biti i ovome zlom naraštaju.”

Prava Isusova obitelj

(Mk 3:31-35; Lk 8:19-21)

46Dok je Isus još govorio mnoštvu, vani su stajali njegova majka i braća želeći s njime razgovarati. 47Netko mu je rekao: “Evo, tu su ti majka i braća. Žele s tobom razgovarati.”

48On odgovori: “Tko mi je majka? Tko su mi braća?” 49Pokaže zatim prema svojim učenicima. “Evo,” reče, “to su mi majka i braća! 50Zaista, tko god čini volju mojega nebeskog oca, taj mi je i brat, i sestra, i majka!”

New International Version - UK

Matthew 12:1-50

Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath

1At that time Jesus went through the cornfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some ears of corn and eat them. 2When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, ‘Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.’

3He answered, ‘Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? 4He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread – which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests. 5Or haven’t you read in the Law that the priests on Sabbath duty in the temple desecrate the Sabbath and yet are innocent? 6I tell you that something greater than the temple is here. 7If you had known what these words mean, “I desire mercy, not sacrifice,”12:7 Hosea 6:6 you would not have condemned the innocent. 8For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.’

9Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, 10and a man with a shrivelled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus, they asked him, ‘Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?’

11He said to them, ‘If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? 12How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.’

13Then he said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other. 14But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.

God’s chosen servant

15Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill. 16He warned them not to tell others about him. 17This was to fulfil what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:

18‘Here is my servant whom I have chosen,

the one I love, in whom I delight;

I will put my Spirit on him,

and he will proclaim justice to the nations.

19He will not quarrel or cry out;

no-one will hear his voice in the streets.

20A bruised reed he will not break,

and a smouldering wick he will not snuff out,

till he has brought justice through to victory.

21In his name the nations will put their hope.’12:21 Isaiah 42:1-4

Jesus and Beelzebul

22Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see. 23All the people were astonished and said, ‘Could this be the Son of David?’

24But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, ‘It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.’

25Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, ‘Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. 26If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? 27And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. 28But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

29‘Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house.

30‘Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. 31And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.

33‘Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognised by its fruit. 34You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. 35A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. 36But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. 37For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.’

The sign of Jonah

38Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to him, ‘Teacher, we want to see a sign from you.’

39He answered, ‘A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now something greater than Jonah is here. 42The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, and now something greater than Solomon is here.

43‘When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. 44Then it says, “I will return to the house I left.” When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. 45Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.’

Jesus’ mother and brothers

46While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47Someone told him, ‘Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.’

48He replied to him, ‘Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?’ 49Pointing to his disciples, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. 50For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.’