New Amharic Standard Version

ማቴዎስ 22:1-46

በሰርግ ድግስ ላይ የተጠሩ ሰዎች ምሳሌ

22፥2-14 ተጓ ምብ – ሉቃ 14፥16-24

1ኢየሱስም እንደ ገና እንዲህ የሚል ምሳሌ ነገራቸው፤ 2“መንግሥተ ሰማይ ለልጁ ሰርግ የደገሰ ንጉሥ ትመስላለች፤ 3ንጉሡም የተጋበዙትን ሰዎች እንዲጠሩ አገልጋዮቹን ላከ፤ እነርሱ ግን አንመጣም አሉ።

4“እንደ ገናም ሌሎች አገልጋዮች ልኮ፣ ‘የተጋበዙትን፣ እነሆ፣ በሬዎችንና የሠቡ ከብቶቼን አርጄ ድግሱን አዘጋጅቻለሁ፤ ሁሉም ነገር ዝግጁ ስለ ሆነ ወደ ሰርጉ ኑ በሏቸው’ አለ።

5“ተጋባዦቹ ግን ጥሪውን ችላ ብለው፣ አንዱ ወደ ዕርሻው ሌላው ወደ ንግዱ ሄደ፤ 6የቀሩትም አገልጋዮቹን በመያዝ አጉላልተው ገደሏቸው። 7ንጉሡም በመቈጣት ሠራዊቱን ልኮ ገዳዮቻቸውን አጠፋ፤ ከተማቸውንም አቃጠለ።

8“ከዚያም አገልጋዮቹን እንዲህ አላቸው፤ ‘የሰርጉ ድግስ ዝግጁ ነው፤ ነገር ግን የተጋበዙት የሚገባቸው ሆነው ስላልተገኙ፣ 9ወደ መንገድ መተላለፊያ ወጥታችሁ ያገኛችሁትን ሁሉ ወደ ሰርጉ ድግስ ጥሩ።’ 10አገልጋዮቹም ወደ መንገድ ወጥተው ያገኙትን መልካሙንም ክፉውንም ሁሉ ሰብስበው የሰርጉን አዳራሽ በእንግዶች ሞሉት።

11“ንጉሡም የተጋበዙትን እንግዶች ለማየት ሲገባ፣ አንድ የሰርግ ልብስ ያልለበሰ ሰው አየ፤ 12እንዲህም አለው፤ ‘ወዳጄ ሆይ፤ የሰርግ ልብስ ሳትለብስ እንዴት እዚህ ልትገባ ቻልህ?’ ሰውየው ግን የሚመልሰው ቃል አልነበረውም።

13“ንጉሡም አገልጋዮቹን፣ ‘እጅና እግሩን አስራችሁ በውጭ ወዳለው ጨለማ አውጥታችሁ ጣሉት፤ በዚያ ልቅሶና ጥርስ ማፋጨት ይሆናል’ አላቸው፤ 14የተጠሩት ብዙዎች፣ የተመረጡት ግን ጥቂቶች ናቸውና።”

ግብር ስለ መክፈል

22፥15-22 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 12፥13-17፤ ሉቃ 20፥20-26

15ከዚህ በኋላ ፈሪሳውያን ወጥተው በመሄድ በአፍ እላፊ እንዴት እንደሚያጠምዱት ተማከሩ። 16ደቀ መዛሙርታቸውን ከሄሮድስ ወገኖች ጋር ወደ እርሱ ልከው እንዲህ አሉት፤ “መምህር ሆይ፤ አንተ እውነተኛና የእግዚአብሔርንም መንገድ በእውነት የምታስተምር እንደሆንህ፣ ለማንም ሳታዳላ ሁሉን በእኩልነት እንደምትመለከት እናውቃለን፤ 17ንገረን፤ ምን ይመስልሃል? ለመሆኑ ለቄሣር ግብር መክፈል ይገባል ወይስ አይገባም?”

18ኢየሱስ ግን ተንኰላቸውን በመረዳት እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “እናንተ ግብዞች ለምን በነገር ልታጠምዱኝ ትሻላችሁ? 19ለግብር የሚከፈለውን ገንዘብ እስቲ አሳዩኝ።” እነርሱም አንድ ዲናር አመጡለት። 20እርሱም፣ “በዚህ ገንዘብ ላይ የሚታየው መልክ የማን ነው? ጽሕፈቱስ የማን ነው?” አላቸው።

21እነርሱም፣ “የቄሣር ነው” አሉት።

እርሱም መልሶ፣ “እንግዲያውስ የቄሣርን ለቄሣር፣ የእግዚአብሔርንም ለእግዚአብሔር ስጡ” አላቸው።

22ይህን ሲሰሙ ተደነቁ፤ ትተውትም ሄዱ።

ስለ ሙታን ትንሣኤ

22፥23-33 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 12፥18-27፤ ሉቃ 20፥27-40

23የሙታን ትንሣኤ የለም ብለው የሚያምኑ ሰዱቃውያን በዚያኑ ቀን ወደ ኢየሱስ ቀርበው እንዲህ ብለው ጠየቁት፤ 24“መምህር ሆይ፤ ሙሴ፣ ‘አንድ ሰው ከሚስቱ ልጅ ሳይወልድ ቢሞት ወንድሙ የሟቹን ሚስት አግብቶ ለእርሱ ዘር ይተካለት’ ብሎአል። 25በእኛ ዘንድ ሰባት ወንድማማቾች ነበሩ፤ የመጀመሪያው ሚስት አግብቶ ልጅ ሳይወልድ በመሞቱ፣ ሚስቱን ወንድሙ አገባት፤ 26እንደዚሁ ደግሞ ሁለተኛውም፣ ሦስተኛውም እስከ ሰባተኛው ድረስ በዚህ ሁኔታ ሞቱ። 27በመጨረሻ ሴትዮዋ ራሷ ሞተች። 28ስለዚህ ሁሉም ስላገቧት በትንሣኤ ቀን ከሰባቱ ለየትኛው ሚስት ትሆናለች?”

29ኢየሱስም እንዲህ ብሎ መለሰ፤ “ቅዱሳት መጻሕፍትንና የእግዚአሔርን ኀይል ስለማታውቁ ትስታላችሁ፤ 30ከትንሣኤ በኋላ ሰዎች እንደ ሰማይ መላእክት ይሆናሉ እንጂ አያገቡም፤ አይጋቡም። 31ስለ ሙታን ትንሣኤ ግን እግዚአብሔር እንዲህ ብሎ የተናገራችሁን አላነበባችሁምን? 32‘እኔ የአብርሃም አምላክ፣ የይስሐቅ አምላክ፣ የያዕቆብ አምላክ ነኝ።’ እግዚአብሔር የሕያዋን እንጂ የሙታን አምላክ አይደለም።”

33ሕዝቡም ይህን በሰሙ ጊዜ በትምህርቱ ተደነቁ።

ታላቁ ትእዛዝ

22፥34-40 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 12፥28-31

34ኢየሱስ ሰዱቃውያንን ዝም እንዳሰኛቸው ሰምተው፣ ፈሪሳውያን በአንድነት ተሰበሰቡ፤ 35ከእነርሱም አንድ የኦሪት ሕግ አዋቂ፣ ሊፈትነው ፈልጎ እንዲህ አለው፤ 36“መምህር ሆይ፤ ከሕግ ሁሉ የሚበልጠው የትኛው ትእዛዝ ነው?”

37እርሱም እንዲህ አለው፤ “ ‘ጌታ አምላክህን በፍጹም ልብህ፣ በፍጹም ነፍስህ፣ በፍጹም ሐሳብህ ውደድ፤’ 38ይህ የመጀመሪያውና ከሁሉ የሚበልጠው ትእዛዝ ነው፤ 39ሁለተኛውም ያንኑ ይመስላል፤ ይህም፣ ‘ጎረቤትህን እንደ ራስህ ውደድ’ የሚለው ነው፤ 40ሕግና ነቢያት በሙሉ በእነዚህ ሁለት ትእዛዛት ላይ የተንጠለጠሉ ናቸው።”

ክርስቶስ የማን ልጅ ነው?

22፥41-46 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 12፥35-37፤ ሉቃ 20፥41-44

41ፈሪሳውያን ተሰብስበው ሳሉ ኢየሱስ፣ እንዲህ ሲል ጠየቃቸው፤ 42“ስለ ክርስቶስ22፥42 ወይም መሲሑ ምን ይመስላችኋል? የማንስ ልጅ ነው?”

እነርሱም፣ “የዳዊት ልጅ ነው” አሉት።

43እርሱም እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “ታዲያ፣ ዳዊት በመንፈስ ቅዱስ ኀይል ለምን ‘ጌታዬ’ ይለዋል? ለምንስ፣ እንዲህ ይለዋል?

44“ ‘እግዚአብሔር ጌታዬን፤

ጠላቶችህን ከእግርህ በታች

እስካንበረክ ክልህ ድረስ፣

በቀኜ ተቀመጥ።” ’

45ስለዚህ ዳዊት፣ ‘ጌታዬ’ ብሎ ከጠራው፣ እንዴት ልጁ ሊሆን ይችላል?” 46አንድ ቃል ሊመልስለት የቻለ ወይም ከዚያን ቀን ጀምሮ ሊጠይቀው የደፈረ ማንም አልነበረም።

New International Version - UK

Matthew 22:1-46

The parable of the wedding banquet

1Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2‘The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 3He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.

4‘Then he sent some more servants and said, “Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and fattened cattle have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.”

5‘But they paid no attention and went off – one to his field, another to his business. 6The rest seized his servants, ill-treated them and killed them. 7The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

8‘Then he said to his servants, “The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. 9So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.” 10So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

11‘But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 12He asked, “How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?” The man was speechless.

13‘Then the king told the attendants, “Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

14‘For many are invited, but few are chosen.’

Paying the poll-tax to Caesar

15Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. 16They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. ‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘we know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are. 17Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay the poll-tax22:17 A special tax levied on subject peoples, not on Roman citizens to Caesar or not?’

18But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, ‘You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? 19Show me the coin used for paying the tax.’ They brought him a denarius, 20and he asked them, ‘Whose image is this? And whose inscription?’

21‘Caesar’s,’ they replied.

Then he said to them, ‘So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.’

22When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away.

Marriage at the resurrection

23That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. 24‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up offspring for him. 25Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his wife to his brother. 26The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. 27Finally, the woman died. 28Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?’

29Jesus replied, ‘You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. 30At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. 31But about the resurrection of the dead – have you not read what God said to you, 32“I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob”22:32 Exodus 3:6? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.’

33When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.

The greatest commandment

34Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36‘Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?’

37Jesus replied: ‘ “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”22:37 Deut. 6:5 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: “Love your neighbour as yourself.”22:39 Lev. 19:18 40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.’

Whose son is the Messiah?

41While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42‘What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?’

‘The son of David,’ they replied.

43He said to them, ‘How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him “Lord”? For he says,

44‘ “The Lord said to my Lord:

‘Sit at my right hand

until I put your enemies

under your feet.’ ”22:44 Psalm 110:1

45If then David calls him “Lord”, how can he be his son?’ 46No-one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no-one dared to ask him any more questions.