The Message

Mark 1

John the Baptizer

11-3 The good news of Jesus Christ—the Message!—begins here, following to the letter the scroll of the prophet Isaiah.

Watch closely: I’m sending my preacher ahead of you;
He’ll make the road smooth for you.
Thunder in the desert!
Prepare for God’s arrival!
Make the road smooth and straight!

4-6 John the Baptizer appeared in the wild, preaching a baptism of life-change that leads to forgiveness of sins. People thronged to him from Judea and Jerusalem and, as they confessed their sins, were baptized by him in the Jordan River into a changed life. John wore a camel-hair habit, tied at the waist with a leather belt. He ate locusts and wild field honey.

7-8 As he preached he said, “The real action comes next: The star in this drama, to whom I’m a mere stagehand, will change your life. I’m baptizing you here in the river, turning your old life in for a kingdom life. His baptism—a holy baptism by the Holy Spirit—will change you from the inside out.”

9-11 At this time, Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. The moment he came out of the water, he saw the sky split open and God’s Spirit, looking like a dove, come down on him. Along with the Spirit, a voice: “You are my Son, chosen and marked by my love, pride of my life.”

God’s Kingdom Is Here

12-13 At once, this same Spirit pushed Jesus out into the wild. For forty wilderness days and nights he was tested by Satan. Wild animals were his companions, and angels took care of him.

14-15 After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee preaching the Message of God: “Time’s up! God’s kingdom is here. Change your life and believe the Message.”

16-18 Passing along the beach of Lake Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew net-fishing. Fishing was their regular work. Jesus said to them, “Come with me. I’ll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. I’ll show you how to catch men and women instead of perch and bass.” They didn’t ask questions. They dropped their nets and followed.

19-20 A dozen yards or so down the beach, he saw the brothers James and John, Zebedee’s sons. They were in the boat, mending their fishnets. Right off, he made the same offer. Immediately, they left their father Zebedee, the boat, and the hired hands, and followed.

Confident Teaching

21-22 Then they entered Capernaum. When the Sabbath arrived, Jesus lost no time in getting to the meeting place. He spent the day there teaching. They were surprised at his teaching—so forthright, so confident—not quibbling and quoting like the religion scholars.

23-24 Suddenly, while still in the meeting place, he was interrupted by a man who was deeply disturbed and yelling out, “What business do you have here with us, Jesus? Nazarene! I know what you’re up to! You’re the Holy One of God, and you’ve come to destroy us!”

25-26 Jesus shut him up: “Quiet! Get out of him!” The afflicting spirit threw the man into spasms, protesting loudly—and got out.

27-28 Everyone there was incredulous, buzzing with curiosity. “What’s going on here? A new teaching that does what it says? He shuts up defiling, demonic spirits and sends them packing!” News of this traveled fast and was soon all over Galilee.

29-31 Directly on leaving the meeting place, they came to Simon and Andrew’s house, accompanied by James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law was sick in bed, burning up with fever. They told Jesus. He went to her, took her hand, and raised her up. No sooner had the fever left than she was up fixing dinner for them.

32-34 That evening, after the sun was down, they brought sick and evil-afflicted people to him, the whole city lined up at his door! He cured their sick bodies and tormented spirits. Because the demons knew his true identity, he didn’t let them say a word.

The Leper

35-37 While it was still night, way before dawn, he got up and went out to a secluded spot and prayed. Simon and those with him went looking for him. They found him and said, “Everybody’s looking for you.”

38-39 Jesus said, “Let’s go to the rest of the villages so I can preach there also. This is why I’ve come.” He went to their meeting places all through Galilee, preaching and throwing out the demons.

40 A leper came to him, begging on his knees, “If you want to, you can cleanse me.”

41-45 Deeply moved, Jesus put out his hand, touched him, and said, “I want to. Be clean.” Then and there the leprosy was gone, his skin smooth and healthy. Jesus dismissed him with strict orders: “Say nothing to anyone. Take the offering for cleansing that Moses prescribed and present yourself to the priest. This will validate your healing to the people.” But as soon as the man was out of earshot, he told everyone he met what had happened, spreading the news all over town. So Jesus kept to out-of-the-way places, no longer able to move freely in and out of the city. But people found him, and came from all over.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Makko 1

Yokaana Omubatiza Alongoosa Ekkubo

1Entandikwa y’Enjiri ya Yesu Kristo, Omwana wa Katonda.

Kyawandiikibwa mu kitabo kya nnabbi Isaaya nti,

“Laba ntuma omubaka wange akukulembere,
    ateeketeeke ekkubo lyo;
eddoboozi ly’oyo ayogelera waggulu mu ddungu nti,
‘Muteeketeeke ekkubo lya Mukama,
    mutereeze amakubo ge.’ ”

Yokaana yajja ng’abatiriza mu ddungu, ng’abuulira okubatiza okw’okwenenya olw’okusonyiyibwa ebibi. Ensi yonna ey’e Buyudaaya n’abantu bonna ab’omu Yerusaalemi, ne bagendanga gy’ali, n’ababatiza mu mugga Yoludaani nga baatula ebibi byabwe. Yokaana yayambalanga ekyambalo eky’obwoya bw’eŋŋamira, ne yeesibanga olukoba olw’eddiba mu kiwato kye, era yalyanga nzige na mubisi gwa njuki. Yabuuliranga ng’agamba nti, “Waliwo omuntu omukulu era ansinga amaanyi ajja okujja, gwe sisaanira na kusumulula bukoba bwa ngatto ze. Nze mbabatiza na mazzi, naye ye alibabatiza na Mwoyo Mutukuvu.”

Okubatizibwa kwa Yesu n’Okukemebwa kwe

Awo olwatuuka mu nnaku ezo Yesu n’ava e Nazaaleesi mu Ggaliraaya n’ajja, Yokaana n’amubatiza mu mugga Yoludaani. 10 Awo Yesu bwe yali yaakava mu mazzi, n’alaba eggulu nga libikkuse, ne Mwoyo ng’ali ng’ejjiba ng’amukkako. 11 Eddoboozi ne liva mu ggulu nga ligamba nti, “Ggwe Mwana wange omwagalwa, ggwe, gwe nsanyukira ennyo.” 12 Amangwago Mwoyo n’amutwala mu ddungu. 13 N’amalayo ennaku amakumi ana ng’ali n’ensolo ez’omu nsiko, ng’akemebwa Setaani, kyokka nga bamalayika bamuweereza.

Yesu Ayita Abayigirizwa Abaasooka

14 Oluvannyuma nga Yokaana Omubatiza amaze okusibwa mu kkomera, Yesu n’ajja mu Ggaliraaya okubuulira Enjiri ya Katonda, 15 ng’agamba nti, “Ekiseera kituukiridde, n’obwakabaka bwa Katonda busembedde! Mwenenye mukkirize Enjiri.” 16 Awo Yesu yali ng’ayita ku lubalama lw’ennyanja y’e Ggaliraaya, n’alaba Simooni ne muganda we Andereya nga basuula obutimba bwabwe mu nnyanja; kubanga baali bavubi. 17 Yesu n’abagamba nti, “Mujje mungoberere nange ndibafuula abavubi b’abantu!” 18 Amangwago ne baleka obutimba bwabwe ne bamugoberera. 19 Bwe yeeyongerayo katono, n’alaba Yakobo ne Yokaana batabani ba Zebbedaayo, nga bali mu lyato baddaabiriza obutimba bwabwe. 20 Amangwago n’abayita ne baleka kitaabwe Zebbedaayo mu lyato n’abapakasi, ne bagoberera Yesu.

Yesu Awonya Omusajja eyaliko Dayimooni

21 Awo ne bayingira mu Kaperunawumu. Amangwago n’ayingira mu kuŋŋaaniro ku Ssabbiiti, n’abayigiriza. 22 Ne beewuunya okuyigiriza kwe, kubanga yabayigiriza nga nannyini buyinza, so si ng’abannyonnyozi b’amateeka bwe baakolanga. 23 Amangwago ne walabika omusajja eyaliko omwoyo omubi mu ssinzizo, n’awowoggana, 24 ng’agamba nti, “Otwagaza ki Yesu Omunnazaaleesi? Ozze okutuzikiriza? Nkumanyi gwe Mutukuvu wa Katonda.” 25 Awo Yesu n’aguboggolera ng’agamba nti, “Sirika era muveeko.” 26 Awo omwoyo omubi ne gumusikambula nnyo, ne gumuvaako. 27 Buli omu ne yeewuunya, ne beebuuzaganya nti, “Kuyigiriza kwa ngeri ki kuno okuggya okujjudde obuyinza? So n’emyoyo emibi agiragira ne gimugondera.” 28 Amangwago amawulire agamukwatako ne gasaasaana wonna mu byalo ebyetoolodde Ggaliraaya.

Yesu Awonya Nnyina wa Muka Simooni

29 Amangwago ne bava mu kkuŋŋaaniro ne bagenda mu nnyumba ya Simooni ne Andereya nga bali ne Yakobo ne Yokaana. 30 Ne basanga nga nnyina muka Simooni agalamidde mulwadde omusujja. Amangwago ne bakitegeeza Yesu. 31 Bwe yamusemberera, n’amukwata ku mukono n’amuyimusa, omusujja ne gumuwonako, n’abaweereza!

Yesu Awonya Abalwadde Abangi

32 Awo obudde bwe bwali buwungeera, ng’enjuba egwa, ne bamuleetera abalwadde bonna, n’abaaliko dayimooni. 33 Ekibuga kyonna ne kikuŋŋaanira ku luggi. 34 Era Yesu n’awonya abalwadde bangi abaalina endwadde ez’enjawulo era n’abaaliko baddayimooni bangi n’ababagobako, ne baddayimooni teyabaganya kwogera, kubanga baali bamumanyi.

Yesu Asaba yekka mu Kifo eteri Bantu

35 Enkeera ng’obudde tebunnalaba yesu n’azuukuka n’agenda yekka mu kifo ekyekusifu, okusaba. 36 Awo Simooni ne be yali nabo ne bamunoonya, 37 bwe baamulaba ne bamugamba nti, “Buli muntu akunoonya.” 38 Naye Yesu n’abagamba nti, “Tugende awalala mu byalo ebituliraanye, n’abeeyo mbabuulire, kubanga ekyo kye najjirira.” 39 Awo n’abuulira mu makuŋŋaaniro ag’omu kitundu kyonna eky’e Ggaliraaya, era n’agoba ne baddayimooni.

Yesu Awonya Omugenge

40 Awo omugenge[a] n’ajja eri Yesu ne yeegayirira ng’afukamidde mu maaso ge, n’amugamba nti, “Bwe kuba nga kwe kusiima kwo, oyinza okunnongoosa.” 41 Yesu n’amusaasira, n’agolola omukono gwe, n’amukwatako, n’amugamba nti, “Nsiimye, longooka!” 42 Amangwago ebigenge ne bimuwonako, n’aba mulongoofu. 43 Awo Yesu n’amukuutira nnyo n’amusiibula, 44 ng’agamba nti, “Kino tokibuulirako muntu n’omu, wabula genda weeyanjule eri kabona, oweeyo n’ekirabo Musa kye yalagira okuweebwangayo, okuba obujulirwa gye bali.” 45 Naye omusajja n’atandika okwogera ku ebyo ebyamubaako, n’okubibunyisa. Yesu n’atasobola kuyingira mu kibuga mu lwatu, naye n’abeeranga mu bifo ebyekusifu. Abantu ne bajjanga gy’ali okuva mu njuyi zonna.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:40 ekigambo ekyakozesebwa mu Luyonaani kitegeeza endwadde zonna ez’olususu, si bigenge byokka