New Amharic Standard Version

ማቴዎስ 5:1-48

የተራራው ስብከት

5፥3-12 ተጓ ምብ – ሉቃ 6፥20-23

1ብዙ ሕዝብ እንደ ተሰበሰበ ባየ ጊዜ፣ ወደ ተራራ ወጣና ተቀመጠ፤ ደቀ መዛሙርቱም ወደ እርሱ መጡ። 2እንዲህም እያለ ያስተምራቸው ጀመር፤

3“በመንፈስ ድኾች የሆኑ ብፁዓን ናቸው፤

መንግሥተ ሰማይ የእነርሱ ናትና።

4የሚያዝኑ ብፁዓን ናቸው፤

መጽናናትን ያገኛሉና።

5የዋሆች ብፁዓን ናቸው፤

ምድርን ይወርሳሉና።

6ጽድቅን የሚራቡና የሚጠሙ ብፁዓን ናቸው፤

ይጠግባሉና።

7ምሕረት የሚያደርጉ ብፁዓን ናቸው፤

ምሕረትን ያገኛሉና።

8ልባቸው ንጹሕ የሆነ ብፁዓን ናቸው፤

እግዚአብሔርን ያዩታልና።

9ሰላምን የሚያወርዱ ብፁዓን ናቸው፤

የእግዚአብሔር ልጆች ተብለው ይጠራሉና።

10ስለ ጽድቅ ብለው የሚሰደዱ ብፁዓን ናቸው፤

መንግሥተ ሰማይ የእነርሱ ናትና።

11“ሰዎች በእኔ ምክንያት ቢሰድቧችሁ፣ ቢያሳድዷችሁና ክፉውን ሁሉ በሐሰት ቢያስወሩባችሁ፤ ብፁዓን ናችሁ። 12በሰማይ የምትቀበሉት ዋጋ ታላቅ ስለ ሆነ ደስ ይበላችሁ፤ ሐሤት አድርጉ፤ ከእናንተ በፊት የነበሩትን ነቢያት እንደዚሁ አሳደዋቸዋልና።

ጨውና ብርሃን

13“እናንተ የምድር ጨው ናችሁ፤ ጨው የጨውነት ጣዕሙን ቢያጣ ጣዕሙን መልሶ ሊያገኝ ይችላልን? ወደ ውጪ ተጥሎ በሰው ከመረገጥ በቀር ጥቅም አይኖረውም።

14“እናንተ የዓለም ብርሃን ናችሁ፤ በተራራ ላይ ያለች ከተማ ልትደበቅ አትችልም፤ 15ሰዎችም መብራት አብርተው ከዕንቅብ ሥር አያስቀምጡትም፤ በቤት ውስጥ ላሉት ሁሉ እንዲያበራ በመቅረዝ ላይ ያስቀምጡታል እንጂ። 16እንደዚሁም ሰዎች መልካሙን ሥራችሁን አይተው በሰማይ ያለውን አባታችሁን እንዲያከብሩ ብርሃናችሁ በሰዎች ፊት ይብራ።

የሕግ ፍጻሜ

17“ሕግንና የነቢያትን ቃል ለመሻር የመጣሁ አይምሰላችሁ፤ ለመፈጸም እንጂ ለመሻር አልመጣሁም። 18እውነት እላችኋለሁ፤ ሰማይና ምድር እስኪያልፍ ድረስ ሕግ ሁሉ ይፈጸማል እንጂ ከሕግ አንዲት ፊደል ወይም አንዲት ነጥብ እንኳ አትሻርም። 19ስለዚህ ማንም ከእነዚህ ትእዛዛት አነስተኛዪቱን እንኳን ቢተላለፍ፣ ሌሎችንም እንዲተላለፉ ቢያስተምር በመንግሥተ ሰማይ ታናሽ ተብሎ ይጠራል፤ ነገር ግን እነዚህን ትእዛዛት እየፈጸመ ሌሎችም እንዲፈጽሙ የሚያስተምር በመንግሥተ ሰማይ ታላቅ ይባላል። 20ጽድቃችሁ ከፈሪሳውያንና ከኦሪት ሕግ መምህራን ጽድቅ ልቆ ካልተገኘ መንግሥተ ሰማይ መግባት አትችሉም።

ነፍስ መግደል አይገባም

5፥25፡26 ተጓ ምብ – ሉቃ 12፥58፡59

21“ለቀደሙት ሰዎች፣ ‘አትግደል፤ የገደለ ይፈረድበታል’ እንደ ተባለ ሰምታችኋል፤ 22እኔ ግን እላችኋለሁ፤ ወንድሙን ያለ አግባብ የሚቈጣ ይፈረድበታል፤ ማንም ወንድሙን ‘ጅል’ የሚል በሸንጎ ፊት ይጠየቅበታል፤ ‘ደደብ’ የሚለው ደግሞ የገሃነመ እሳት ፍርድ ይጠብቀዋል።

23“ስለዚህ መባህን በመሠዊያው ላይ ለእግዚአብሔር በምታቀርብበት ጊዜ ወንድምህ የተቀየመብህ ነገር መኖሩ ትዝ ቢልህ፣ 24መባህን በዚያው በመሠዊያው ፊት ተወው፤ በመጀመሪያ ሄደህ ከወንድምህ ጋር ተስማማ፤ ከዚያም ተመልሰህ መባህን ለእግዚአብሔር አቅርብ።

25“የከሰሰህ ባላጋራህ እንዳያስፈርድብህ፣ ዳኛውም ለአሳሪ አሳልፎ እንዳይሰጥህ፣ በወህኒም እንዳትጣል፣ በመንገድ ላይ ሳለህ ከባላጋራህ ጋር ፈጥነህ ተስማማ። 26እውነት እልሃለሁ፤ ካስፈረደብህ ግን የመጨረሻዋን ሳንቲም5፥26 ግሪኩ ኮድራንቴስ ይላል እስክትከፍል ድረስ ከዚያ አትወጣም።

ማመንዘር አይገባም

27“ ‘አታመንዝር’ እንደ ተባለ ሰምታችኋል። 28እኔ ግን እላችኋለሁ፤ ሴትን በምኞት ዓይን የተመለከተ ሁሉ በልቡ ከእርሷ ጋር አመንዝሮአል። 29ቀኝ ዓይንህ የኀጢአት ሰበብ ቢሆንብህ፣ አውጥተህ ወዲያ ጣለው፤ ሰውነትህ በሙሉ ወደ ገሃነም ከሚጣል ከሰውነትህ አንዱን ክፍል ብታጣ ይሻልሃል። 30ቀኝ እጅህ የኀጢአት ሰበብ ቢሆንብህ ቈርጠህ ወዲያ ጣለው፤ ሰውነትህ በሙሉ ወደ ገሃነም ከሚጣል ከሰውነትህ አንዱን ክፍል ብታጣ ይሻልሃል።

31“ ‘ሚስቱን የሚፈታ ሁሉ የፍቺ ወረቀት መስጠት አለበት’ እንደ ተባለ ሰምታችኋል። 32እኔ ግን እላችኋለሁ፤ በላዩ ላይ ስታመነዝር ካላገኛት በስተቀር፣ ሚስቱን የሚፈታ ሁሉ እንድታመነዝር ያደርጋታል፤ በዚህ ሁኔታ የተፈታችውን ሴት ያገባም እንዳመነዘረ ይቈጠራል።

ስለ መሐላ

33“ለቀደሙት ሰዎች፣ ‘በሐሰት አትማል፤ በእግዚአብሔር ፊት የማልኸውንም ጠብቅ’ እንደ ተባለ ሰምታችኋል። 34እኔ ግን ፈጽሞ አትማሉ እላችኋለሁ፤ በሰማይም ቢሆን አትማሉ፤ የእግዚአብሔር ዙፋን ነውና፤ 35በምድርም ቢሆን አትማሉ፤ የእግዚአብሔር የእግሩ ማረፊያ ናትና፤ በኢየሩሳሌምም አትማሉ፤ የታላቁ ንጉሥ ከተማ ናትና 36በራስህም ቢሆን አትማል፤ ከጠጕራችሁ መካከል አንዲቷን እንኳ ነጭ ወይም ጥቍር ማድረግ አትችሉምና። 37ስለዚህ ስትነጋገሩ ቃላችሁ፣ ‘አዎን’ ከሆነ፣ ‘አዎን’፤ አይደለም፣ ከሆነ ‘አይደለም’ ይሁን፤ ከዚህ ውጭ የሆነ ሁሉ ከክፉው የሚመጣ ነውና።

ስለ መበቀል

38“ ‘ዓይን ስለ ዓይን፣ ጥርስ ስለ ጥርስ’ እንደ ተባለ ሰምታችኋል። 39እኔ ግን እላችኋለሁ፤ ‘ክፉ አድራጊውን ሰው አትቃወሙት’፤ ነገር ግን ቀኝ ጒንጭህን ለሚመታህ ሌላውን ጒንጭህን ደግሞ አዙርለት። 40አንድ ሰው እጀ ጠባብህን ሊወስድ ቢከስህ ካባህን ጨምረህ ስጠው። 41አንድ ሰው አንድ ኪሎ ሜትር ተኩል የሚያህል ርቀት እንድትሄድ ቢያስገድድህ ዕጥፉን መንገድ አብረኸው ሂድ። 42ለሚለምንህ ስጥ፤ ከአንተም ሊበደር የሚሻውን ፊት አትንሣው።

43“ ‘ወዳጅህን ውደድ፤ ጠላትህን ጥላ’ እንደ ተባለ ሰምታችኋል። 44እኔ ግን ጠላቶቻችሁን ውደዱ5፥44 አንዳንድ የጥንት ቅጆች የሚረግሟችሁን መርቁ፤ ለሚጠሏችሁ መልካም አድርጉ ይላሉ ፤ ለሚያሳድዷችሁም ጸልዩ እላችኋለሁ። 45እንደዚህም በማድረጋችሁ በሰማይ ላለው አባታችሁ ልጆች ትሆናላችሁ፤ እርሱ ፀሓዩን ለክፉዎችና ለደጎች ያወጣል፤ ዝናቡንም ለኀጢአተኞችና ለጻድቃን ያዘንባል። 46የሚወዷችሁን ብቻ የምትወዱ ከሆነ ምን ዋጋ ታገኛላችሁ? ቀራጮችስ ይህንኑ ያደርጉ የለምን? 47ወንድሞቻችሁን ብቻ እጅ የምትነሡ ከሆነ ከሌሎች በምን ትሻላላችሁ? አሕዛብስ ይህንኑ ያደርጉ የለምን? 48ስለዚህ የሰማይ አባታችሁ ፍጹም እንደሆነ እናንተም ፍጹማን ሁኑ።”

New International Reader's Version

Matthew 5:1-48

Jesus Teaches the Disciples and Crowds

1Jesus saw the crowds. So he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him. 2Then he began to teach them.

Jesus Gives Blessings

He said,

3“Blessed are those who are spiritually needy.

The kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

4Blessed are those who are sad.

They will be comforted.

5Blessed are those who are humble.

They will be given the earth.

6Blessed are those who are hungry and thirsty for what is right.

They will be filled.

7Blessed are those who show mercy.

They will be shown mercy.

8Blessed are those whose hearts are pure.

They will see God.

9Blessed are those who make peace.

They will be called children of God.

10Blessed are those who suffer for doing what is right.

The kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

11“Blessed are you when people make fun of you and hurt you because of me. You are also blessed when they tell all kinds of evil lies about you because of me. 12Be joyful and glad. Your reward in heaven is great. In the same way, people hurt the prophets who lived long ago.

Salt and Light

13“You are the salt of the earth. But suppose the salt loses its saltiness. How can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything. It will be thrown out. People will walk all over it.

14“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill can’t be hidden. 15Also, people do not light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand. Then it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine so others can see it. Then they will see the good things you do. And they will bring glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Jesus Fulfills the Law

17“Do not think I have come to get rid of what is written in the Law or in the Prophets. I have not come to do this. Instead, I have come to fulfill what is written. 18What I’m about to tell you is true. Heaven and earth will disappear before the smallest letter disappears from the Law. Not even the smallest mark of a pen will disappear from the Law until everything is completed. 19Do not ignore even one of the least important commands. And do not teach others to ignore them. If you do, you will be called the least important person in the kingdom of heaven. Instead, practice and teach these commands. Then you will be called important in the kingdom of heaven. 20Here is what I tell you. You must be more godly than the Pharisees and the teachers of the law. If you are not, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Murder

21“You have heard what was said to people who lived long ago. They were told, ‘Do not commit murder. (Exodus 20:13) Anyone who murders will be judged for it.’ 22But here is what I tell you. Do not be angry with a brother or sister. Anyone who is angry with them will be judged. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ must stand trial in court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire in hell.

23“Suppose you are offering your gift at the altar. And you remember that your brother or sister has something against you. 24Leave your gift in front of the altar. First go and make peace with them. Then come back and offer your gift.

25“Suppose someone has a claim against you and is taking you to court. Settle the matter quickly. Do this while you are still together on the way. If you don’t, you may be handed over to the judge. The judge may hand you over to the officer to be thrown into prison. 26What I’m about to tell you is true. You will not get out until you have paid the very last penny!

Adultery

27“You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ (Exodus 20:14) 28But here is what I tell you. Do not even look at a woman in the wrong way. Anyone who does has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29If your right eye causes you to sin, poke it out and throw it away. Your eye is only one part of your body. It is better to lose an eye than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. Your hand is only one part of your body. It is better to lose a hand than for your whole body to go into hell.

Divorce

31“It has been said, ‘Suppose a man divorces his wife. If he does, he must give her a letter of divorce.’ (Deuteronomy 24:1) 32But here is what I tell you. Anyone who divorces his wife makes her a victim of adultery. And anyone who gets married to the divorced woman commits adultery. A man may divorce his wife only if she has not been faithful to him.

Promises

33“Again, you have heard what was said to your people long ago. They were told, ‘Do not break the promises you make to the Lord. Keep your promises to the Lord that you have made.’ 34But here is what I tell you. Do not make any promises like that at all. Do not make them in the name of heaven. That is God’s throne. 35Do not make them in the name of the earth. That is the stool for God’s feet. Do not make them in the name of Jerusalem. That is the city of the Great King. 36And do not make a promise in your own name. You can’t make even one hair of your head white or black. 37All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No.’ Anything more than this comes from the evil one.

Be Kind to Others

38“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye must be put out for an eye. A tooth must be knocked out for a tooth.’ (Exodus 21:24; Leviticus 24:20; Deuteronomy 19:21) 39But here is what I tell you. Do not fight against an evil person. Suppose someone slaps you on your right cheek. Turn your other cheek to them also. 40Suppose someone takes you to court to get your shirt. Let them have your coat also. 41Suppose someone forces you to go one mile. Go two miles with them. 42Give to the one who asks you for something. Don’t turn away from the one who wants to borrow something from you.

Love Your Enemies

43“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor. (Leviticus 19:18) Hate your enemy.’ 44But here is what I tell you. Love your enemies. Pray for those who hurt you. 45Then you will be children of your Father who is in heaven. He causes his sun to shine on evil people and good people. He sends rain on those who do right and those who don’t. 46If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Even the tax collectors do that. 47If you greet only your own people, what more are you doing than others? Even people who are ungodly do that. 48So be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.