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ማቴዎስ 24:1-51

የዓለም መጨረሻ ምልክቶች

24፥1-51 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 13፥1-37፤ ሉቃ 21፥5-36

1ኢየሱስ ከቤተ መቅደስ ወጥቶ ሲሄድ፣ ደቀ መዛሙርቱ የቤተ መቅደሱን ሕንጻ ሊያሳዩት ወደ እርሱ ቀረቡ። 2እርሱ ግን፣ “ይህን ሁሉ ታያላችሁ? እውነት እላችኋለሁ፤ ድንጋይ በድንጋይ ላይ ተክቦ የምታዩት፣ ሳይፈርስ እንዲህ እንዳለ የሚቀር አንድ ድንጋይ እንኳ አይኖርም” አላቸው።

3በደብረ ዘይት ተራራ ላይ ተቀምጦ ሳለ፣ ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ለብቻቸው ወደ እርሱ ቀርበው “እስቲ ንገረን፤ የምትለው ሁሉ መቼ ይሆናል? የመምጣትህና የዓለም መጨረሻ ምልክትስ ምንድን ነው?” አሉት።

4ኢየሱስም መልሶ እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “ማንም እንዳያስታችሁ ተጠንቀቁ፤ 5ብዙዎች፣ ‘እኔ ክርስቶስ24፥5 ወይም መሲሕ፤ ቍ 23 ይመ ነኝ’ በማለት በስሜ ይመጣሉና፤ ብዙዎችንም ያስታሉ። 6ስለ ጦርነትና ጦርነትን የሚያናፍስ ወሬ ትሰማላችሁ፤ እነዚህ ነገሮች የግድ መፈጸም አለባቸው፤ ሆኖም መጨረሻው ገና ስለ ሆነ በዚህ እንዳትደናገጡ ተጠንቀቁ። 7ሕዝብ በሕዝብ ላይ፣ መንግሥትም በመንግሥት ላይ ይነሣል፤ በተለያየ ስፍራም ራብና የመሬት መንቀጥቀጥ ይሆናል፤ 8ይህ ሁሉ ግን የምጡ መጀመሪያ ነው።

9“በዚያን ጊዜ ለመከራ አሳልፈው ይሰጧችኋል፣ ይገድሏችኋል፣ በስሜ ምክንያት በሕዝብ ሁሉ ዘንድ የተጠላችሁ ትሆናላችሁ። 10በዚያን ጊዜ ብዙዎች ይሰናከላሉ፤ እርስ በርስ አሳልፈው ይሰጣጣሉ፤ ይጠላላሉም። 11ብዙዎች ሐሰተኛ ነቢያት ይነሣሉ፤ ብዙዎችን ያስታሉ። 12ክፋት ስለሚገን የብዙ ሰዎች ፍቅር ይቀዘቅዛል፤ 13እስከ መጨረሻ የሚጸና ግን እርሱ ይድናል። 14ለሕዝብ ሁሉ ምስክር እንዲሆን፣ ይህ የመንግሥት ወንጌል በዓለም ሁሉ ይሰበካል፤ ከዚያም መጨረሻው ይመጣል።

15“እንግዲህ በነቢዩ በዳንኤል የተነገረው፣ ‘የጥፋት ርኩሰት’ በተቀደሰው ስፍራ ቆሞ ስታዩ፣ አንባቢው ያስተውል። 16በዚያን ጊዜ በይሁዳ የሚገኙ ወደ ተራራዎች ይሽሹ፤ 17በቤቱ ጣራ ላይ የሚገኝ ማንም ሰው ዕቃውን ከቤቱ ለማውጣት አይውረድ፤ 18በዕርሻ ቦታው የሚገኝ ማንም ሰው ልብሱን ለመውሰድ አይመለስ። 19‘በእነዚያ ቀናት ለነፍሰ ጡሮችና ለሚያጠቡ ወዮላቸው! 20እንግዲህ ሽሽታችሁ በክረምት ወይም በሰንበት ቀን እንዳይሆን ጸልዩ፤ 21በዚያን ጊዜ፣ ዓለም ከተፈጠረ ጀምሮ እስከ ዛሬ ድረስ ሆኖ የማያውቅ፣ ከዚያም በኋላ የሚስተካከለው የሌለ፣ ታላቅ መከራ ይሆናል። 22ቀኖቹ ባያጥሩ ኖሮ ሥጋ ለባሽ ሁሉ ባልተረፈ ነበረ፤ ስለተመረጡት ሲባል ግን እነዚያ ቀኖች ያጥራሉ። 23በዚያን ጊዜ ማንም፣ ‘ይኸውላችሁ ክርስቶስ እዚህ አለ’ ወይም ‘እዚያ አለ’ ቢላችሁ አትመኑ፤ 24ሐሰተኛ ክርስቶሶችና ሐሰተኛ ነቢያት ይነሣሉና፤ ቢቻል የተመረጡትን ለማሳት ሲሉ ታላላቅ ምልክቶችንና ታምራትን ያደርጋሉ። 25እነሆ፤ አስቀድሜ ነግሬአችኋለሁ።

26“ስለዚህ፣ ‘ያውላችሁ እበረሐው ውስጥ አለላችሁ’ ቢሏችሁ ወደዚያ አትውጡ፤ ‘ይኸውላችሁ እልፍኝ ውስጥ አለላችሁ’ ቢሏችሁ አትመኑ፤ 27መብረቅ ከምሥራቅ ወጥቶ ምዕራብ ድረስ እንደሚያበራ፣ የሰው ልጅ አመጣጥም እንደዚሁ ይሆናል። 28በድን ባለበት ስፍራ ሁሉ አሞሮች ይሰበሰባሉ።

29“ወዲያውኑ ከእነዚያ ከመከራው ቀናት በኋላ፣

‘ፀሓይ ትጨልማለች፤

“ ‘ጨረቃ ብርሃኗን ትከለክላለች፤

ከዋክብት ከሰማይ ይረግፋሉ፤

የሰማይ ኃይላትም ይናጋሉ።’

30“በዚህ ጊዜ የሰው ልጅ ምልክት በሰማይ ላይ ይታያል፤ የምድር ወገኖች ሁሉ ያለቅሳሉ፤ የሰው ልጅም በሰማይ ደመና ሆኖ በኀይልና በታላቅ ክብር ሲመጣ ያዩታል፤ 31መላእክቱንም ከታላቅ የመለከት ድምፅ ጋር ይልካቸዋል፤ እነርሱም ምርጦቹን ከአራቱም ነፋሳት፣ ከሰማያት ከአንዱ ዳርቻ ወደ ሌላው ዳርቻ ይሰበስባሉ።

32“ከበለስ ዛፍ ይህን ትምህርት ተማሩ፤ ቅርንጫፏ ሲለመልም፣ ቅጠሏ ሲያቈጠቍጥ፣ ያን ጊዜ በጋ እንደ ተቃረበ ታውቃላችሁ። 33እንደዚሁም እነዚህን ሁሉ ስታዩ፣ እርሱ በደጅ እንደ ቀረበ ታውቃላችሁ። 34እውነት እላችኋለሁ፤ ይህ ሁሉ እስኪፈጸም ድረስ ይህ ትውልድ24፥34 ወይም ዘር አያልፍም። 35ሰማይና ምድር ያልፋሉ፤ ቃሌ ግን ፈጽሞ አያልፍም።

የሚመጣበት ቀንና ሰዓት አለመታወቁ

24፥37-39 ተጓ ምብ – ሉቃ 17፥26፡27

24፥45-51 ተጓ ምብ – ሉቃ 12፥42-46

36“ያን ቀንና ሰዓት ግን ከአብ በስተቀር የሰማይ መላእክትም ቢሆኑ፣ ወልድም ቢሆን24፥36 አንዳንድ ቅጆች ወልድም ቢሆን የሚለው የላቸውም ማንም አያውቅም። 37ልክ በኖኅ ዘመን እንደሆነው የሰው ልጅ መምጣትም እንደዚሁ ይሆናል፤ 38ከጥፋት ውሃ በፊት ኖኅ ወደ መርከቡ እስከገባበት ቀን ድረስ ሰዎች ሲበሉና ሲጠጡ፣ ሲያገቡና ሲጋቡ እንደ ነበሩ፣ 39እስከዚያ ጊዜ ድረስም ምን እንደሚመጣ ሳያውቁ ድንገት የጥፋት ውሃ እንዳጥለቀለቃቸው፣ የሰው ልጅ ሲመጣም እንደዚሁ ይሆናል። 40በዚያን ጊዜ ሁለት ሰዎች በዕርሻ ላይ ይውላሉ፤ አንዱ ይወሰዳል፤ ሌላው ይቀራል። 41ሁለት ሴቶች በወፍጮ ይፈጫሉ፤ አንዷ ትወሰዳለች፣ ሌላዋ ትቀራለች።

42“እንግዲህ ጌታችሁ የሚመጣበትን ቀን ስለማታውቁ ነቅታችሁ ጠብቁ። 43ይህን ልብ በሉ፤ ባለቤት ሌሊት ሌባ በየትኛው ሰዓት እንደሚመጣ ቢያውቅ ኖሮ፣ በነቃ፣ ቤቱም እንዳይደፈር በተጠባበቀ ነበር። 44የሰው ልጅም ባላሰባችሁት ሰዓት ይመጣልና እናንተም እንደዚሁ ዝግጁ ሁኑ።

45“በተገቢው ጊዜ ምግባቸውን እንዲሰጣቸው ባለቤቱ በቤተ ሰዎቹ ላይ የሾመው ታማኝና ብልኅ አገልጋይ እንግዲህ ማነው? 46ባለቤቱ ተመልሶ በሚመጣበት ጊዜ የተጣለበትን ዐደራ እየፈጸመ የሚያገኘው ያ አገልጋይ የተባረከ ነው፤ 47እውነት እላችኋለሁ፤ በንብረቱ ሁሉ ላይ ይሾመዋል። 48ነገር ግን ያ አገልጋይ ክፉ ቢሆንና ለራሱ፣ ‘ጌታዬ ይዘገያል’ በማለት፣ 49ተነሥቶ ሌሎች አገልጋይ ባልንጀሮቹን መምታት ቢጀምር፣ ከሰካራሞችም ጋር ቢበላና ቢጠጣ፣ 50እርሱ ባልጠበቀው ቀንና ባላሰበው ሰዓት ጌታው መጥቶ፣ 51ይቈራርጠዋል፤ ዕድል ፈንታውንም ከግብዞች ጋር ያደርግበታል፤ በዚያም ልቅሶና ጥርስ ማፋጨት ይሆናል።

New International Version - UK

Matthew 24:1-51

The destruction of the temple and signs of the end times

1Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. 2‘Do you see all these things?’ he asked. ‘Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.’

3As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. ‘Tell us,’ they said, ‘when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?’

4Jesus answered: ‘Watch out that no-one deceives you. 5For many will come in my name, claiming, “I am the Messiah,” and will deceive many. 6You will hear of wars and rumours of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth-pains.

9‘Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

15‘So when you see standing in the holy place “the abomination that causes desolation,”24:15 Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 12:11 spoken of through the prophet Daniel – let the reader understand – 16then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17Let no-one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. 18Let no-one in the field go back to get their cloak. 19How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21For then there will be great distress, unequalled from the beginning of the world until now – and never to be equalled again.

22‘If those days had not been cut short, no-one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. 23At that time if anyone says to you, “Look, here is the Messiah!” or, “There he is!” do not believe it. 24For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25See, I have told you in advance.

26‘So if anyone tells you, “There he is, out in the desert,” do not go out; or, “Here he is, in the inner rooms,” do not believe it. 27For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

29‘Immediately after the distress of those days

‘ “the sun will be darkened,

and the moon will not give its light;

the stars will fall from the sky,

and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.”24:29 Isaiah 13:10; 34:4

30‘Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth24:30 Or the tribes of the land will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.24:30 See Daniel 7:13-14. 31And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

32‘Now learn this lesson from the fig-tree: as soon as its twigs become tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it24:33 Or he is near, right at the door. 34Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

The day and hour unknown

36‘But about that day or hour no-one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,24:36 Some manuscripts do not have nor the Son. but only the Father. 37As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding with a hand-mill; one will be taken and the other left.

42‘Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43But understand this: if the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

45‘Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, “My master is staying away a long time,” 49and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.