New Amharic Standard Version

ማቴዎስ 23:1-39

ኢየሱስ ፈሪሳውያንንና የኦሪት ሕግ መምህራንን ነቀፈ

23፥1-7 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 12፥38፡39፤ ሉቃ 20፥45-46

23፥37-39 ተጓ ምብ – ሉቃ 13፥34፡35

1ከዚያም ኢየሱስ ለሕዝቡና ለደቀ መዛሙርቱ እንዲህ ሲል ተናገረ፤ 2“የኦሪት ሕግ መምህራንና ፈሪሳውያን በሙሴ ወንበር ላይ ተቀምጠዋል። 3ስለዚህ የሚነግሯችሁን ሁሉ አድርጉ፤ ጠብቁትም፤ ነገር ግን እንደሚናገሩት አያደርጉምና ተግባራቸውን አትከተሉ። 4እንዲሁም ለመሸከም የማይቻል ከባድ ሸክም አስረው በሰዎች ትከሻ ላይ ይጭናሉ፤ ራሳቸው ግን በጣታቸው እንኳ አይነኩትም።

5“ለመታየት ሲሉ የሚያደርጉትን ሁሉ በሰው ፊት ያደርጋሉ፤ አሸንክታባቸውን23፥5 ከቅዱሳት መጻሕፍት የተወሰዱ ጥቅሶች የተጻፉበት በግንባርና በክንድ ላይ የሚታሰር ትንሽ ጥቅልል ነው ያሰፋሉ፤ የቀሚሳቸውን ዘርፍ ያስረዝማሉ። 6በግብዣ ቦታ የከበሬታ ስፍራ፣ በምኵራብም የመጀመሪያውን መቀመጫ መያዝ ይወዳሉ። 7እንዲሁም በገበያ መካከል ሰላምታ መቀበልንና በሰዎች አንደበት ‘መምህር’ ተብለው መጠራትን ይሻሉ።

8“እናንተ ግን ‘መምህር’ ተብላችሁ አትጠሩ፤ አስተማሪያችሁ አንድ ብቻ ነው፣ እናንተ ሁላችሁም ወንድማማቾች ናችሁና። 9በሰማይ ያለ አንድ አባት ስላላችሁ፣ በምድር ማንንም ‘አባት’ ብላችሁ አትጥሩ። 10መምህራችሁ አንዱ ክርስቶስ ስለ ሆነ፣ ‘መምህር’ ተብላችሁ አትጠሩ። 11ከመካከላችሁ ከሁላችሁ የሚበልጠው አገልጋያችሁ ይሆናል፤ 12ራሱን ከፍ ከፍ የሚያደርግ ይዋረዳል፣ ራሱን የሚያዋርድ ግን ይከበራል።

13“እናንተ ግብዞች የኦሪት ሕግ መምህራንና ፈሪሳውያን፤ ሰዎች ወደ መንግሥተ ሰማይ እንዳይገቡ በሰዎች ላይ በሩን ስለ ምትዘጉባቸው ወዮላችሁ! እናንተ ራሳችሁ አትገቡም፤ መግባት የሚፈልጉትንም አታስገቡም። 14እናንተ ግብዞች የኦሪት ሕግ መምህራንና ፈሪሳውያን፤ ወዮላችሁ የመበለቶችን ቤት እያራቈታችሁ፣ ለሰው ይምሰል ረዥም ጸሎት ስለምታደርጉ የከፋ ፍርድ ትቀበላላችሁ።23፥14 አንዳንድ ትርጒሞች ይህን ክፍል አይጨምሩም

15“እናንተ ግብዞች የኦሪት ሕግ መምህራንና ፈሪሳውያን፤ አንድን ሰው ወደ አይሁድ ሃይማኖት ለማስገባት በባሕርና በየብስ ስለምትጓዙ፣ ባመነም ጊዜ ከእናንተ በእጥፍ የባሰ የገሃነም ልጅ ስለምታደርጉት ወዮላችሁ።

16“እናንተ ዕውር መሪዎች፤ ወዮላችሁ! ‘ማንም በቤተ መቅደስ ቢምል ምንም አይደለም፤ ነገር ግን በቤተ መቅደሱ ውስጥ ባለው ወርቅ ቢምል መሐላው ይደርስበታል’ ትላላችሁ። 17እናንተ የታወራችሁ ተላላዎች! ከወርቁና ወርቁን ከቀደሰው ቤተ መቅደስ የቱ ይበልጣል? 18እንዲሁም፣ ‘ማንም በመሠዊያው ቢምል ምንም አይደለም፤ ነገር ግን በላዩ ላይ ባለው መባ ቢምል መሐላው ይደርስበታል’ ትላላችሁ፤ 19እናንተ ዕውሮች፤ ከመባውና መባውን ከቀደሰው መሠዊያ የቱ ይበልጣል? 20ስለዚህ፣ በመሠዊያው የማለ፣ በመሠዊያውና በላዩ ላይ ባለው ሁሉ ይምላል። 21እንዲሁም በቤተ መቅደሱ የማለ፣ በቤተ መቅደሱና በውስጡ በሚያድረው ይምላል። 22በሰማይ የማለም በእግዚአብሔር ዙፋንና በዙፋኑ ላይ በተቀመጠው ይምላል።

23“እናንት ግብዞች የኦሪት ሕግ መምህራንና ፈሪሳውያን፤ ወዮላችሁ! ከአዝሙድ፣ ከእንስላልና ከከሙን ዐሥራት እየሰጣችሁ በሕጉ ውስጥ ዋነኛ የሆኑትን ማለትም ፍትሕን፣ ምሕረትንና ታማኝነትን ግን ንቃችኋልና፤ እነዚያን ሳትተዉ እነዚህን ማድረግ በተገባችሁ ነበር፤ 24እናንት የታወራችሁ መሪዎች፤ ትንኝን አጥርታችሁ ትጥላላችሁ፤ ግመልን ግን ትውጣላችሁ።

25“እናንተ ግብዞች የኦሪት ሕግ መምህራንና ፈሪሳውያን፤ ወዮላችሁ! የጽዋውንና የወጭቱን ውጭ ትወለውላላችሁ፤ በውስጣቸው ግን ቅሚያና ስስት ሞልቶባቸዋል። 26አንተ ዕውር ፈሪሳዊ አስቀድመህ የጽዋውንና የወጭቱን ውስጥ አጽዳ፤ ከዚያም ውጭው የጸዳ ይሆናል።

27“እናንት ግብዞች የኦሪት ሕግ መምህራንና ፈሪሳውያን፤ ውጫቸው በኖራ ተለስነው የሚያምሩ፣ ውስጣቸው ግን በሙታን ዐፅምና በብዙ ርኵሰት የተሞላ መቃብሮችን ስለምትመስሉ ወዮላችሁ! 28እናንተም በውጭ ለሰዎች ጻድቃን ትመስላላችሁ፤ ውስጣችሁ ግን በግብዝነትና በክፋት የተሞላ ነው።

29“እናንተ ግብዞች የኦሪት ሕግ መምህራንና ፈሪሳውያን፤ ወዮላችሁ! የነቢያትን መቃብር እየገነባችሁ፣ የጻድቃንንም ሐውልት እያስጌጣችሁ፣ 30‘በአባቶቻችን ዘመን ብንኖር ኖሮ፣ የነቢያትን ደም በማፍሰስ አንተባበራቸውም ነበር’ ትላላችሁና። 31በዚህም የነቢያት ገዳዮች ለነበሩት አባቶቻችሁ ልጆች መሆናችሁን በራሳችሁ ላይ ትመሰክራላችሁ። 32እንግዲህ የአባቶቻችሁን ጅምር ተግባር ከፍጻሜ አድርሱ!

33“እናንተ እባቦች፤ የእፉኝት ልጆች! ከገሃነም ፍርድ እንዴት ልታመልጡ ትችላላችሁ? 34ስለዚህ ነቢያትን፣ ጠቢባንንና መምህራንን እልክላችኋለሁ፤ ከነዚህም አንዳንዶቹን ትገድላላችሁ፤ አንዳንዶቹን ትሰቅላላችሁ፤ ሌሎቹንም በምኵራቦቻችሁ ትገርፏቸዋላችሁ፤ ከከተማ ወደ ከተማ ታሳድዷቸዋላችሁ። 35ስለዚህ፣ ከጻድቁ ከአቤል ደም ጀምሮ በመቅደሱና በመሠዊያው መካከል እስከ ገደላችሁት እስከ በራክዩ ልጅ እስከ ዘካርያስ ደም ድረስ በምድር ላይ ለፈሰሰው ንጹሕ ደም ሁሉ እናንተ ተጠያቂዎች ናችሁ። 36እውነት እላችኋለሁ፤ ላለፈው ነገር ሁሉ ይህ ትውልድ ይጠየቅበታል።

37“አንቺ ነቢያትን የምትገድዪ፣ ወደ አንቺ የተላኩትንም በድንጋይ የምትወግሪ ኢየሩሳሌም ሆይ፤ አንቺ ኢየሩሳሌም! ዶሮ ጫጩቶቿን በክንፎቿ ሥር እንደምትሰበስብ፣ ልጆችሽን ለመሰብሰብ ስንት ጊዜ ፈለግሁ! እናንተ ግን ፈቃደኛ አልሆናችሁም፤ 38እነሆ፤ ቤታችሁ ወና ሆኖ ይቀርላችኋል! 39እላችኋለሁና፤ ‘በጌታ ስም የሚመጣ የተባረከ ነው’ እስከምትሉ ድረስ ዳግመኛ አታዩኝም።”

New International Version - UK

Matthew 23:1-39

A warning against hypocrisy

1Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2‘The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practise what they preach. 4They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.

5‘Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries23:5 That is, boxes containing Scripture verses, worn on forehead and arm wide and the tassels on their garments long; 6they love the place of honour at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; 7they love to be greeted with respect in the market-places and to be called “Rabbi” by others.

8‘But you are not to be called “Rabbi”, for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. 9And do not call anyone on earth “father”, for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. 10Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. 11The greatest among you will be your servant. 12For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

Seven woes on the teachers of the law and the Pharisees

13‘Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. 1423:14 Some manuscripts include here words similar to Mark 12:40 and Luke 20:47.

15‘Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are.

16‘Woe to you, blind guides! You say, “If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gold of the temple is bound by that oath.” 17You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred? 18You also say, “If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gift on the altar is bound by that oath.” 19You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred? 20Therefore, anyone who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. 21And anyone who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it. 22And anyone who swears by heaven swears by God’s throne and by the one who sits on it.

23‘Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices – mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law – justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practised the latter, without neglecting the former. 24You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.

25‘Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.

27‘Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. 28In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.

29‘Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. 30And you say, “If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.” 31So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 32Go ahead, then, and complete what your ancestors started!

33‘You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? 34Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. 35And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36Truly I tell you, all this will come upon this generation.

37‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. 38Look, your house is left to you desolate. 39For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”23:39 Psalm 118:26