New Amharic Standard Version

ማቴዎስ 9:1-38

የሽባው ሰው መፈወስ

9፥2-8 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 2፥3-12፤ ሉቃ 5፥18-26

1ከዚህ በኋላ ኢየሱስ ባሕሩን በጀልባ ተሻግሮ ወደ ራሱ ከተማ መጣ። 2በዚያም ሰዎች አንድ ሽባ ሰው በቃሬዛ ተሸክመው ወደ እርሱ አመጡ። ኢየሱስም እምነታቸውን አይቶ ሽባውን፣ “አይዞህ አንተ ልጅ፤ ኀጢአትህ ተሰርዮልሃል” አለው።

3በዚህን ጊዜ የአይሁድ ሃይማኖት መምህራን፣ “ይህማ እግዚአብሔርን መሳደብ ነው” በማለት በልባቸው አጕረመረሙ።

4ኢየሱስ ሐሳባቸውን ተረድቶ እንዲህ አለ፤ “ክፉ ነገር በልባችሁ ለምን ታስባላችሁ? 5ለመሆኑ፣ ‘ኀጢአትህ ይቅር ተብሎልሃል’ ከማለትና ‘ተነሥተህ ሂድ’ ከማለት የቱ ይቀላል? 6ነገር ግን የሰው ልጅ በምድር ላይ ኀጢአትን የማስተስረይ ሥልጣን እንዳለው እንድታውቁ ነው’ ብሎ፣ ሽባውን፣ ‘ተነሣ! ቃሬዛህን ይዘህ ወደ ቤትህ ሂድ’ ” አለው። 7ሽባውም ተነሥቶ ወደ ቤቱ ሄደ። 8ሕዝቡም ይህን ባዩ ጊዜ ተደነቁ፣ በፍርሃት ተሞልተው፣ እንደዚህ ያለ ሥልጣን ለሰው የሰጠውን እግዚአብሔርን አመሰገኑ።

የማቴዎስ መጠራት

9፥9-13 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 2፥14-17፤ ሉቃ 5፥27-32

9ኢየሱስ ከዚያ ተነሥቶ ሲሄድ ማቴዎስ የሚባል አንድ ሰው በቀረጥ ማስከፈያ ኬላ ተቀምጦ አየ፤ “ተከተለኝ” አለው፤ እርሱም ተነሥቶ ተከተለው።

10ኢየሱስ በማቴዎስ ቤት በማእድ ላይ ሳለ፣ ብዙ ቀረጥ ሰብሳቢዎችና ኀጢአተኞች መጥተው ከእርሱና ከደቀ መዛሙርቱ ጋር አብረው ሊበሉ ተቀመጡ። 11ፈሪሳውያንም ይህን ባዩ ጊዜ ደቀ መዛሙርቱን፣ “መምህራችሁ ከቀረጥ ሰብሳቢዎችና ከኀጢአተኞች ጋር እንዴት አብሮ ይበላል?” ብለው ጠየቋቸው።

12ኢየሱስም የተናገሩትን ሰምቶ እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “ሐኪም የሚያስፈልገው ለሕመምተኞች እንጂ ለጤነኞች አይደለም፤ 13ሄዳችሁ፣ ‘ከመሥዋዕት ይልቅ ምሕረትን እወዳለሁ፤’ የሚለውን ቃል ትርጕም አጢኑ፤ ኀጢአተኞችን እንጂ ጻድቃንን ልጠራ አልመጣሁምና።”

የኢየሱስ ደቀ መዛሙርት ያልጾሙበት ምክንያት

9፥14-17 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 2፥18-22፤ ሉቃ 5፥33-39

14የመጥምቁ ዮሐንስ ደቀ መዛሙርት ወደ ኢየሱስ ቀርበው፣ “እኛና ፈሪሳውያን ስንጾም፣ ያንተ ደቀ መዛሙርት ግን ለምን አይጾሙም?” ብለው ጠየቁት።

15ኢየሱስም እንዲህ አላችው፤ “ሙሽራው አብሮአቸው እያለ ሚዜዎቹ እንዴት ሊያዝኑ ይችላሉ? ሙሽራው ከእነርሱ የሚወሰድበት ጊዜ ይመጣል፤ በዚያን ጊዜ ይጾማሉ።

16“በአሮጌ ልብስ ላይ አዲስ ዕራፊ የሚጥፍ ሰው የለም፤ ይህ ከሆነ አዲሱ ዕራፊ ካረጀው ልብስ ላይ ተቦጭቆ ቀዳዳውን የባሰ ያሰፋዋል። 17በአሮጌ አቍማዳ አዲስ የወይን ጠጅ ማንም አይጨምርም፤ ይህ ከሆነ አቍማዳው ይፈነዳል፤ የወይን ጠጁም ይፈስሳል፤ አቍማዳውም ከጥቅም ውጭ ይሆናል። ነገር ግን አዲስ የወይን ጠጅ በአዲስ አቍማዳ ይጨመራል፤ በዚህ ሁኔታ የወይን ጠጁና አቍማዳው በደህና ተጠብቀው ይቈያሉ።”

ከሞት የተነሣችው ልጅና ከደም መፍሰስ የተፈወሰችው ሴት

9፥18-26 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 5፥22-43፤ ሉቃ 8፥41-56

18ኢየሱስ ሰዎቹን በማናገር ላይ ሳለ፣ አንድ ሹም ከፊቱ ተደፍቶ፣ “ልጄ አሁን ሞተችብኝ፤ በሕይወት እንድትኖር መጥተህ እጅህን ጫንባት” አለው። 19ኢየሱስም ተነሥቶ አብሮት ሄደ፤ ደቀ መዛሙርቱም ተከተሉት።

20ከዚያም ዐሥራ ሁለት ዓመት ሙሉ ደም እየፈሰሳት ትሠቃይ የነበረች አንዲት ሴት ከኋላው መጥታ የልብሱን ጫፍ ነካች። 21እርሷም በልቧ፣ “የልብሱን ጫፍ እንኳ ብነካ እፈወሳለሁ” ብላ ነበር።

22ኢየሱስም ወደ ኋላ ዘወር ብሎ ሴቲቱን አያትና፣ “አይዞሽ፤ ልጄ ሆይ፤ እምነትሽ አድኖሻል” አላት። ሴቲቱም ወዲያውኑ ተፈወሰች።

23ኢየሱስ ወደ ምኵራብ አለቃው ቤት እንደ ደረሰ እምቢልተኞችንና የሚንጫጫውን ሕዝብ አይቶ፣ 24“ዞር በሉ፤ ልጅቱ ተኝታለች እንጂ አልሞተችም” አላቸው፤ እነርሱ ግን ሣቁበት። 25ሕዝቡም ከወጣ በኋላ ወደ ውስጥ ገብቶ እጇን ያዘ፤ ልጅቱም ተነሥታ ቆመች። 26ወሬውም በአካባቢው ሁሉ ተሰራጨ።

የዐይነ ስውሮቹና የድዳው መፈወስ

27ኢየሱስም ከዚያ እንደሄደ ሁለት ዐይነ ስውሮች፣ “የዳዊት ልጅ ሆይ፤ ማረን” በማለት እየጮኹ ተከተሉት።

28ዐይነ ስውሮቹም ኢየሱስ ወደ ገባበት ቤት ተከትለው ገቡ፤ ኢየሱስም፣ “ዐይናችሁን ላበራላችሁ እንደምችል ታምናላችሁ?” ሲል ጠየቃቸው።

እነርሱም፣ “አዎን፣ ጌታ ሆይ፤” ብለው መለሱለት።

29ከዚያም ኢየሱስ ዐይናቸውን ዳስሶ፣ “እንደ እምነታችሁ ይሁንላችሁ” አላቸው። 30ዐይናቸውም በራ፤ ኢየሱስም፣ “ይህን ማንም እንዳያውቅ” ብሎ በጥብቅ አስጠነቀቃቸው። 31እነርሱ ግን ወጥተው በአካባቢው ሁሉ ስለ ኢየሱስ አወሩ።

32ከዚያም ሲወጡ፣ በጋኔን የተያዘ ድዳ ሰው ወደ እርሱ አመጡ። 33ጋኔኑ ከወጣለት በኋላ ድዳው መናገር ጀመረ፤ ሕዝቡም ተደንቀው፣ “እንዲህ ያለ ነገር በእስራኤል ምድር ታይቶ አያውቅም” አሉ።

34ፈሪሳውያን ግን፣ “አጋንንትን የሚያወጣው፣ በአጋንንት አለቃ ነው” አሉ።

ሠራተኞች ጥቂቶች ናቸው

35ኢየሱስ በምኵራቦቻቸው እያስተማረ፣ የእግዚአብሔርን መንግሥት የምሥራች እየሰበከ እንዲሁም ደዌንና ሕመምን ሁሉ እየፈወሰ በከተሞቹና በመንደሮቹ ዞረ። 36ሕዝቡም እረኛ እንደሌለው በግ ተጨንቀውና ተመልካች የለሽ ሆነው ባየ ጊዜ አዘነላቸው። 37ደቀ መዛሙርቱንም እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “መከሩ ብዙ ነው፤ የመከሩ ሠራተኞች ግን ጥቂቶች ናቸው፤ 38ስለዚህ የመከሩ ጌታ፣ ወደ መከሩ ሠራተኞችን እንዲልክ ለምኑት።”

New International Version - UK

Matthew 9:1-38

Jesus forgives and heals a paralysed man

1Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town. 2Some men brought to him a paralysed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, ‘Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.’

3At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, ‘This fellow is blaspheming!’

4Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, ‘Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? 5Which is easier: to say, “Your sins are forgiven,” or to say, “Get up and walk”? 6But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.’ So he said to the paralysed man, ‘Get up, take your mat and go home.’ 7Then the man got up and went home. 8When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to man.

The calling of Matthew

9As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. ‘Follow me,’ he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.

10While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, ‘Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?’

12On hearing this, Jesus said, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but those who are ill. 13But go and learn what this means: “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.”9:13 Hosea 6:6 For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.’

Jesus questioned about fasting

14Then John’s disciples came and asked him, ‘How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?’

15Jesus answered, ‘How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.

16‘No-one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. 17Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out, and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.’

Jesus raises a dead girl and heals a sick woman

18While he was saying this, a synagogue leader came and knelt before him and said, ‘My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.’ 19Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples.

20Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. 21She said to herself, ‘If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.’

22Jesus turned and saw her. ‘Take heart, daughter,’ he said, ‘your faith has healed you.’ And the woman was healed at that moment.

23When Jesus entered the synagogue leader’s house and saw the noisy crowd and the people playing pipes, 24he said, ‘Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep.’ But they laughed at him. 25After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up. 26News of this spread through all that region.

Jesus heals the blind and the mute

27As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, ‘Have mercy on us, Son of David!’

28When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, ‘Do you believe that I am able to do this?’

‘Yes, Lord,’ they replied.

29Then he touched their eyes and said, ‘According to your faith let it be done to you’; 30and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, ‘See that no-one knows about this.’ 31But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.

32While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus. 33And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowd was amazed and said, ‘Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.’

34But the Pharisees said, ‘It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons.’

The workers are few

35Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and illness. 36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’