John the Baptist Prepares the Way
1This is the beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. 2Long ago Isaiah the prophet wrote,
“I will send my messenger ahead of you.
He will prepare your way.” (Malachi 3:1)
3“A messenger is calling out in the desert,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord.
Make straight paths for him.’ ” (Isaiah 40:3)
4And so John the Baptist appeared in the desert. He preached that people should be baptized and turn away from their sins. Then God would forgive them. 5All the people from the countryside of Judea went out to him. All the people from Jerusalem went too. When they admitted they had sinned, John baptized them in the Jordan River. 6John wore clothes made out of camel’s hair. He had a leather belt around his waist. And he ate locusts and wild honey. 7Here is what John was preaching. “After me, there is someone coming who is more powerful than I am. I’m not good enough to bend down and untie his sandals. 8I baptize you with water. But he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
Jesus Is Baptized and Tempted
9At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee. John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. 10Jesus was coming up out of the water. Just then he saw heaven being torn open. Jesus saw the Holy Spirit coming down on him like a dove. 11A voice spoke to him from heaven. It said, “You are my Son, and I love you. I am very pleased with you.”
12At once the Holy Spirit sent Jesus out into the desert. 13He was in the desert 40 days. There Satan tempted him. The wild animals didn’t harm Jesus. Angels took care of him.
Jesus Preaches the Good News
14After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee. He preached the good news of God. 15“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Turn away from your sins and believe the good news!”
Jesus Chooses His First Disciples
16One day Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee. There he saw Simon and his brother Andrew. They were throwing a net into the lake. They were fishermen. 17“Come and follow me,” Jesus said. “I will send you out to fish for people.” 18At once they left their nets and followed him.
19Then Jesus walked a little farther. As he did, he saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat preparing their nets. 20Right away he called out to them. They left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men. Then they followed Jesus.
Jesus Drives Out an Evil Spirit
21Jesus and those with him went to Capernaum. When the Sabbath day came, he went into the synagogue. There he began to teach. 22The people were amazed at his teaching. That’s because he taught them like one who had authority. He did not talk like the teachers of the law. 23Just then a man in their synagogue cried out. He was controlled by an evil spirit. He said, 24“What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are. You are the Holy One of God!”
25“Be quiet!” said Jesus firmly. “Come out of him!” 26The evil spirit shook the man wildly. Then it came out of him with a scream.
27All the people were amazed. So they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching! And with so much authority! He even gives orders to evil spirits, and they obey him.” 28News about Jesus spread quickly all over Galilee.
Jesus Heals Many People
29Jesus and those with him left the synagogue. Right away they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30Simon’s mother-in-law was lying in bed with a fever. They told Jesus about her right away. 31So he went to her. He took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her. Then she began to serve them.
32That evening after sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who were sick. They also brought all who were controlled by demons. 33All the people in town gathered at the door. 34Jesus healed many of them. They had all kinds of sicknesses. He also drove out many demons. But he would not let the demons speak, because they knew who he was.
Jesus Prays in a Quiet Place
35It was very early in the morning and still dark. Jesus got up and left the house. He went to a place where he could be alone. There he prayed. 36Simon and his friends went to look for Jesus. 37When they found him, they called out, “Everyone is looking for you!”
38Jesus replied, “Let’s go somewhere else. I want to go to the nearby towns. I must preach there also. That is why I have come.” 39So he traveled all around Galilee. He preached in their synagogues. He also drove out demons.
Jesus Heals a Man Who Had a Skin Disease
40A man who had a skin disease came to Jesus. On his knees he begged Jesus. He said, “If you are willing to make me ‘clean,’ you can do it.”
41Jesus became angry. He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing to do it,” Jesus said. “Be ‘clean’!” 42Right away the disease left the man, and he was “clean.”
43Jesus sent him away at once. He gave the man a strong warning. 44“Don’t tell this to anyone,” he said. “Go and show yourself to the priest. Offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded. It will be a witness to the priest and the people that you are ‘clean.’ ” 45But the man went out and started talking right away. He spread the news to everyone. So Jesus could no longer enter a town openly. He stayed outside in lonely places. But people still came to him from everywhere.
Yokaana Omubatiza Alongoosa Ekkubo
11:1 Mat 4:3Entandikwa y’Enjiri ya Yesu Kristo, Omwana wa Katonda.
21:2 Mal 3:1; Mat 11:10; Luk 7:27Kyawandiikibwa mu kitabo kya nnabbi Isaaya nti,
“Laba ntuma omubaka wange akukulembere,
ateeketeeke ekkubo lyo;
31:3 Is 40:3; Yk 1:23eddoboozi ly’oyo ayogelera waggulu mu ddungu nti,
‘Muteeketeeke ekkubo lya Mukama,
mutereeze amakubo ge.’ ”
41:4 a Mat 3:1 b Bik 13:24 c Luk 1:77Yokaana yajja ng’abatiriza mu ddungu, ng’abuulira okubatiza okw’okwenenya olw’okusonyiyibwa ebibi. 5Ensi yonna ey’e Buyudaaya n’abantu bonna ab’omu Yerusaalemi, ne bagendanga gy’ali, n’ababatiza mu mugga Yoludaani nga baatula ebibi byabwe. 61:6 Lv 11:22Yokaana yayambalanga ekyambalo eky’obwoya bw’eŋŋamira, ne yeesibanga olukoba olw’eddiba mu kiwato kye, era yalyanga nzige na mubisi gwa njuki. 71:7 Bik 13:25Yabuuliranga ng’agamba nti, “Waliwo omuntu omukulu era ansinga amaanyi ajja okujja, gwe sisaanira na kusumulula bukoba bwa ngatto ze. 81:8 Is 44:3; Yo 2:28; Bik 1:5; 2:4; 11:16; 19:4-6Nze mbabatiza na mazzi, naye ye alibabatiza na Mwoyo Mutukuvu.”
Okubatizibwa kwa Yesu n’Okukemebwa kwe
91:9 Mat 2:23Awo olwatuuka mu nnaku ezo Yesu n’ava e Nazaaleesi mu Ggaliraaya n’ajja, Yokaana n’amubatiza mu mugga Yoludaani. 101:10 Yk 1:32Awo Yesu bwe yali yaakava mu mazzi, n’alaba eggulu nga libikkuse, ne Mwoyo ng’ali ng’ejjiba ng’amukkako. 111:11 Mat 3:17Eddoboozi ne liva mu ggulu nga ligamba nti, “Ggwe Mwana wange omwagalwa, ggwe, gwe nsanyukira ennyo.” 12Amangwago Mwoyo n’amutwala mu ddungu. 131:13 Mat 4:10N’amalayo ennaku amakumi ana ng’ali n’ensolo ez’omu nsiko, ng’akemebwa Setaani, kyokka nga bamalayika bamuweereza.
Yesu Ayita Abayigirizwa Abaasooka
141:14 a Mat 4:12 b Mat 4:23Oluvannyuma nga Yokaana Omubatiza amaze okusibwa mu kkomera, Yesu n’ajja mu Ggaliraaya okubuulira Enjiri ya Katonda, 151:15 a Bag 4:4; Bef 1:10 b Bik 20:21ng’agamba nti, “Ekiseera kituukiridde, n’obwakabaka bwa Katonda busembedde! Mwenenye mukkirize Enjiri.” 16Awo Yesu yali ng’ayita ku lubalama lw’ennyanja y’e Ggaliraaya, n’alaba Simooni ne muganda we Andereya nga basuula obutimba bwabwe mu nnyanja; kubanga baali bavubi. 17Yesu n’abagamba nti, “Mujje mungoberere nange ndibafuula abavubi b’abantu!” 18Amangwago ne baleka obutimba bwabwe ne bamugoberera. 19Bwe yeeyongerayo katono, n’alaba Yakobo ne Yokaana batabani ba Zebbedaayo, nga bali mu lyato baddaabiriza obutimba bwabwe. 20Amangwago n’abayita ne baleka kitaabwe Zebbedaayo mu lyato n’abapakasi, ne bagoberera Yesu.
Yesu Awonya Omusajja eyaliko Dayimooni
211:21 Mat 4:23; Mak 10:1Awo ne bayingira mu Kaperunawumu. Amangwago n’ayingira mu kuŋŋaaniro ku Ssabbiiti, n’abayigiriza. 221:22 Mat 7:28, 29Ne beewuunya okuyigiriza kwe, kubanga yabayigiriza nga nannyini buyinza, so si ng’abannyonnyozi b’amateeka bwe baakolanga. 23Amangwago ne walabika omusajja eyaliko omwoyo omubi mu ssinzizo, n’awowoggana, 241:24 a Mat 8:29 b Mat 2:23; Luk 24:19; Bik 24:5 c Luk 1:35; Yk 6:69; Bik 3:14ng’agamba nti, “Otwagaza ki Yesu Omunnazaaleesi? Ozze okutuzikiriza? Nkumanyi gwe Mutukuvu wa Katonda.” 251:25 nny 34Awo Yesu n’aguboggolera ng’agamba nti, “Sirika era muveeko.” 261:26 Mak 9:20Awo omwoyo omubi ne gumusikambula nnyo, ne gumuvaako. 271:27 Mak 10:24, 32Buli omu ne yeewuunya, ne beebuuzaganya nti, “Kuyigiriza kwa ngeri ki kuno okuggya okujjudde obuyinza? So n’emyoyo emibi agiragira ne gimugondera.” 281:28 Mat 9:26Amangwago amawulire agamukwatako ne gasaasaana wonna mu byalo ebyetoolodde Ggaliraaya.
Yesu Awonya Nnyina wa Muka Simooni
291:29 nny 21, 23Amangwago ne bava mu kkuŋŋaaniro ne bagenda mu nnyumba ya Simooni ne Andereya nga bali ne Yakobo ne Yokaana. 30Ne basanga nga nnyina muka Simooni agalamidde mulwadde omusujja. Amangwago ne bakitegeeza Yesu. 311:31 Luk 7:14Bwe yamusemberera, n’amukwata ku mukono n’amuyimusa, omusujja ne gumuwonako, n’abaweereza!
Yesu Awonya Abalwadde Abangi
321:32 Mat 4:24Awo obudde bwe bwali buwungeera, ng’enjuba egwa, ne bamuleetera abalwadde bonna, n’abaaliko dayimooni. 33Ekibuga kyonna ne kikuŋŋaanira ku luggi. 341:34 a Mat 4:23 b Mak 3:12; Bik 16:17, 18Era Yesu n’awonya abalwadde bangi abaalina endwadde ez’enjawulo era n’abaaliko baddayimooni bangi n’ababagobako, ne baddayimooni teyabaganya kwogera, kubanga baali bamumanyi.
Yesu Asaba yekka mu Kifo eteri Bantu
351:35 Luk 3:21Enkeera ng’obudde tebunnalaba yesu n’azuukuka n’agenda yekka mu kifo ekyekusifu, okusaba. 36Awo Simooni ne be yali nabo ne bamunoonya, 37bwe baamulaba ne bamugamba nti, “Buli muntu akunoonya.” 381:38 Is 61:1Naye Yesu n’abagamba nti, “Tugende awalala mu byalo ebituliraanye, n’abeeyo mbabuulire, kubanga ekyo kye najjirira.” 391:39 a Mat 4:23 b Mat 4:24Awo n’abuulira mu makuŋŋaaniro ag’omu kitundu kyonna eky’e Ggaliraaya, era n’agoba ne baddayimooni.
Yesu Awonya Omugenge
401:40 Mak 10:17Awo omugenge1:40 ekigambo ekyakozesebwa mu Luyonaani kitegeeza endwadde zonna ez’olususu, si bigenge byokka n’ajja eri Yesu ne yeegayirira ng’afukamidde mu maaso ge, n’amugamba nti, “Bwe kuba nga kwe kusiima kwo, oyinza okunnongoosa.” 41Yesu n’amusaasira, n’agolola omukono gwe, n’amukwatako, n’amugamba nti, “Nsiimye, longooka!” 42Amangwago ebigenge ne bimuwonako, n’aba mulongoofu. 43Awo Yesu n’amukuutira nnyo n’amusiibula, 441:44 a Mat 8:4 b Lv 13:49 c Lv 14:1-32ng’agamba nti, “Kino tokibuulirako muntu n’omu, wabula genda weeyanjule eri kabona, oweeyo n’ekirabo Musa kye yalagira okuweebwangayo, okuba obujulirwa gye bali.” 451:45 a Luk 5:15, 16 b Mak 2:13; Luk 5:17; Yk 6:2Naye omusajja n’atandika okwogera ku ebyo ebyamubaako, n’okubibunyisa. Yesu n’atasobola kuyingira mu kibuga mu lwatu, naye n’abeeranga mu bifo ebyekusifu. Abantu ne bajjanga gy’ali okuva mu njuyi zonna.