John the Baptist Prepares the Way
1The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah,1:1 Or Jesus Christ. Messiah (Hebrew) and Christ (Greek) both mean Anointed One. the Son of God,1:1 Some manuscripts do not have the Son of God. 2as it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
“I will send my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way”1:2 Mal. 3:1—
3“a voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.’ ”1:3 Isaiah 40:3
4And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. 6John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. 7And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8I baptize you with1:8 Or in water, but he will baptize you with1:8 Or in the Holy Spirit.”
The Baptism and Testing of Jesus
9At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
12At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, 13and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted1:13 The Greek for tempted can also mean tested. by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.
Jesus Announces the Good News
14After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
Jesus Calls His First Disciples
16As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 18At once they left their nets and followed him.
19When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. 20Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
Jesus Drives Out an Impure Spirit
21They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. 22The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. 23Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, 24“What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”
25“Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” 26The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.
27The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.” 28News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.
Jesus Heals Many
29As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. 31So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.
32That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. 33The whole town gathered at the door, 34and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.
Jesus Prays in a Solitary Place
35Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36Simon and his companions went to look for him, 37and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!”
38Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” 39So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.
Jesus Heals a Man With Leprosy
40A man with leprosy1:40 The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin. came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.”
41Jesus was indignant.1:41 Many manuscripts Jesus was filled with compassion He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” 42Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.
43Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning: 44“See that you don’t tell this to anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.” 45Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places. Yet the 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.