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Matthew 19

Divorce

1When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went into the region of Judea to the other side of the Jordan. Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.

Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?”

“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’[a] and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’[b]? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

“Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?”

Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”

10 The disciples said to him, “If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.”

11 Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. 12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”

The Little Children and Jesus

13 Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them.

14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 15 When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.

The Rich and the Kingdom of God

16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”

17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”

18 “Which ones?” he inquired.

Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, 19 honor your father and mother,’[c] and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’[d]

20 “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?”

21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.

23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”

26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

27 Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?”

28 Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife[e] or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.

Notas al pie

  1. Matthew 19:4 Gen. 1:27
  2. Matthew 19:5 Gen. 2:24
  3. Matthew 19:19 Exodus 20:12-16; Deut. 5:16-20
  4. Matthew 19:19 Lev. 19:18
  5. Matthew 19:29 Some manuscripts do not have or wife.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Matayo 19

Okugattululwa

1Awo Yesu bwe yamala okwogera ebigambo ebyo n’ava e Ggaliraaya n’ajja mu bitundu bya Buyudaaya okusukka emitala wa Yoludaani. Ekibiina kinene ne bamugoberera era n’awonya abalwadde baabwe.

Abafalisaayo ne bajja gy’ali bamugezese nga bagamba nti, “Kikkirizibwa omusajja okugoba mukazi we olw’ensonga n’emu?”

Yesu n’abaddamu nti, “Temusomanga nti, ‘Okuva ku lubereberye Katonda yatonda omusajja n’omukazi,’ era nti, ‘Omusajja anaalekanga kitaawe ne nnyina, ne yeegatta ne mukazi we. Nabo banaabanga omuntu omu, nga tebakyali babiri naye omuntu omu.’ Noolwekyo Katonda be yagatta awamu, omuntu tabaawukanyanga.”

Ne bamubuuza nti, “Kale lwaki Musa yalagira nti omusajja bw’abanga agoba mukazi we amuwenga ebbaluwa ey’okumugoba?”

Yesu n’abaddamu nti, “Olw’obukakanyavu bw’emitima gyammwe, Musa kyeyava abakkiriza okugoba bakazi bammwe, naye nga okuva olubereberye tekyali bwe kityo. Era mbagamba nti omuntu yenna anaagobanga mukazi we okuggyako olw’obwenzi, n’amala awasa omulala, anaabanga ayenze, n’oyo anaawasanga oyo agobeddwa anaabanga ayenze.”

10 Abayigirizwa ne bamugamba nti, “Obanga bwe biri bwe bityo, ekisingako obulungi bwe butawasiza ddala!”

11 Yesu n’abaddamu nti, “Abantu bonna tebayinza kutegeera kigambo kino okuggyako abo Katonda b’akiwa. 12 Kubanga abamu bazaalibwa nga tebasobola kuwasa abalala balaayibwa bantu bannaabwe ate abalala bagaana okuwasa ne beewaayo okukola omulimu ogw’obwakabaka obw’omu ggulu. Buli asobola okutegeera kino akitegeere.”

Yesu n’Abaana

13 Yesu ne bamuleetera abaana abato abasseeko emikono gye abawe n’omukisa. Naye abayigirizwa ne bajunga abaabaleeta.

14 Naye Yesu n’agamba abayigirizwa be nti, “Mukkirize abaana abato bajje gye ndi so temubaziyiza, kubanga abafaanana ng’abo be bannannyini bwakabaka obw’omu ggulu.” 15 N’abassaako emikono n’abawa omukisa n’alyoka avaayo.

Omuvubuka Omugagga

16 Awo omuntu omu n’amusemberera n’amubuuza nti, “Omuyigiriza, nkole ki ekirungi okufuna obulamu obutaggwaawo?”

17 Yesu n’amuddamu nti, “Lwaki ombuuza ebikwata ku birungi? Omulungi ali omu, naye bw’obanga oyagala okuyingira mu bulamu, ggondera amateeka.”

18 N’amuddamu nti, “Ge galuwa?”

Yesu n’amugamba nti, “ ‘Tottanga, toyendanga, tobbanga, towaayirizanga, 19 ossangamu ekitiibwa kitaawo ne nnyoko era yagalanga muliraanwa wo nga bwe weeyagala wekka.’ ”

20 Omuvubuka oyo n’amuddamu nti, “Ebyo byonna nabikwata dda, ate kiki ekimpeebuuseeko?”

21 Yesu n’amugamba nti, “Obanga oyagala okuba omutuukirivu genda otunde ebibyo, ensimbi ozigabire abaavu, kale oliba n’obugagga mu ggulu, olyoke ojje ongoberere.”

22 Naye omuvubuka bwe yawulira ebyo n’agenda ng’anakuwadde kubanga yali mugagga.

23 Awo Yesu n’agamba abayigirizwa be nti, “Ddala ddala mbagamba nti, kizibu omugagga okuyingira mu bwakabaka obw’omu ggulu. 24 Era mbategeeza nti kyangu eŋŋamira okuyita mu nnyindo y’empiso, okusinga omugagga okuyingira mu bwakabaka bwa Katonda!”

25 Ebigambo ebyo abayigirizwa be ne bibeewuunyisa nnyo, n’okugamba ne bagamba nti, “Kale ani ayinza okulokolebwa?”

26 Yesu n’abatunuulira enkaliriza n’abagamba nti, “Eri abantu tekiyinzika. Naye Katonda, ayinza byonna.”

27 Awo Peetero n’abuuza Yesu nti, “Ffe twaleka byonna ne tukugoberera. Kale ffe tulifuna ki?”

28 Yesu n’amuddamu nti, “Ddala ddala mbagamba nti, Omwana w’Omuntu bw’alituula ku ntebe ye ey’ekitiibwa mu nsi empya, nammwe abangoberera mulituula ku ntebe ekkumi n’ebbiri nga mulamula ebika bya Isirayiri ekkumi n’ebibiri. 29 Na buli muntu yenna eyaleka ennyumba, oba baganda be, oba bannyina, oba kitaawe oba nnyina, oba baana be, oba ttaka lye olw’erinnya lyange aliweebwa okwenkana emirundi kikumi, era alisikira obulamu obutaggwaawo. 30 Bangi aboolubereberye, abaliba abooluvannyuma, n’ab’oluvannyuma ne baba aboolubereberye.”