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 baptised by him in the River Jordan. 6John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt round 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 baptise you with1:8 Or in water, but he will baptise 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 baptised 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 for 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 who were ill 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 that I can preach there also. That is why I have come.’ 39So he travelled 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.
Osuboni Yohane Asɛnka
1Asɛmpa a ɛfa Yesu Kristo, Onyankopɔn Ba no ho no mfiase ni. 2Wɔakyerɛw wɔ Odiyifo Yesaia nhoma no mu se,
“Mɛsoma me bɔfo adi wʼanim kan.
Ɔno na obesiesie ɔkwan ama wo.”
3“Obi nne reteɛ mu wɔ sare so,
‘Munsiesie ɔkwan mma Awurade,
mommɔ akwan a ɛteɛ mma no.’ ”
4Enti Yohane ba bɛbɔɔ asu wɔ sare so, ɔkaa adwensakra asubɔ a ɛma bɔnefakyɛ ho asɛm. 5Nnipa fifi Yerusalem ne Yudea nkurow nyinaa so kohuu Yohane tiee no. Na wɔkaa wɔn bɔne kyerɛɛ no no, ɔbɔɔ wɔn asu wɔ Asubɔnten Yordan mu. 6Na Yohane hyɛ atade a wɔde yoma nwi na apam a aboa nhoma abɔso nso bɔ mu. Na nʼaduan yɛ mmoadabi ne ɛwo. 7Ɔrekyerɛkyerɛ no, ɔkae se, “Ɛrenkyɛ koraa, obi bɛba a ɔwɔ tumi sen me, a ne mpaboa hama mpo, mensɛ sɛ mekotow na masan. 8Me de, mede nsu na ɛbɔ mo asu, na ɔno de, ɔde Honhom Kronkron na ɛbɛbɔ mo asu!”
Yesu Asubɔ Ne Ne Sɔhwɛ
9Saa bere no mu na Yesu fi Nasaret a ɛwɔ Galileaman mu ba maa Yohane bɔɔ no asu wɔ asubɔnten Yordan mu. 10Yesu fii asu no mu sii konkɔn so ara pɛ, ohuu sɛ ɔsoro abue, na Honhom Kronkron resian sɛ aborɔnoma aba ne so. 11Na nne bi fi ɔsoro kae se, “Wone me Dɔba a wosɔ mʼani.”
12Ɛhɔ ara, Honhom Kronkron de Yesu kɔɔ sare so. 13Ɔtenaa hɔ adaduanan a na wuram mmoa na ɛka ne ho. Ɛhɔ na ɔbonsam sɔɔ no hwɛe. Akyiri no, abɔfo ba bɛsom no.
14Ɔhene Herode kyeree Yohane akyi no, Yesu kɔɔ Galilea kɔkaa asɛmpa no wɔ hɔ. 15Ɔkae se, “Bere no awie du! Onyankopɔn ahenni no abɛn. Monsakra mo adwene na munnye asɛmpa no nni!”
Yesu Bɔ Asɛmpa No Ho Amanneɛ
16Da bi a Yesu nam Galilea mpoano no, ohuu Simon ne ne nua Andrea sɛ wɔregu asau. 17Yesu frɛɛ wɔn se, “Mummedi mʼakyi! Na mɛma mo ayɛ nnipayifo.” 18Ɛhɔ ara, wogyaw wɔn asau no guu hɔ kodii nʼakyi.
19Ɔkɔɔ nʼanim kakra no, ohuu Sebedeo mma baanu a wɔfrɛ ɔbaako Yohane, na ɔbaako nso de Yakobo, sɛ wɔte ɔkorow mu reyɛ wɔn asau ho adwuma. 20Ɔfrɛɛ wɔn nso se wommedi nʼakyi. Ntɛm ara na wogyaw wɔn agya Sebedeo ne nʼapaafo hɔ wɔ ɔkorow no mu bedii nʼakyi.
Yesu Tu Honhommɔne
21Yesu ne nʼakyidifo yi beduu Kapernaum. Na Homeda duu no, ɔkɔɔ asɔredan mu kɔkaa asɛmpa no. 22Nnipa no tee asɛm no maa wɔn ho dwiriw wɔn, efisɛ ɔkasaa te sɛ obi a ɔwɔ tumi, na mmom wankasa sɛ Kyerɛwsɛm no akyerɛkyerɛfo no. 23Amono mu hɔ ara na ɔbarima bi a ɔwɔ wɔn hyiadan no mu hɔ a ɔwɔ honhommɔne teɛɛ mu se, 24“Dɛn na wo Nasareni Yesu ne yɛn wɔ yɛ? Woaba sɛ worebɛsɛe yɛn ana? Minim wo sɛ wone Onyankopɔn Ba Kronkron no!”
25Yesu teɛteɛɛ honhommɔne no se, “Mua wʼano! Fi ne mu kɔ!” 26Honhommɔne no wosow saa ɔbarima no na ɔteɛteɛɛ mu dennen maa ne tu kɔe.
27Nnipa no nyinaa ho dwiriw wɔn ma wobisabisaa wɔn ho wɔn ho se. “Nkyerɛkyerɛ foforo bɛn ni? Ahonhommɔne mpo tie ne nne!” 28Saa anwonwade a ɔyɛe yi ho nsɛm trɛw faa Galileaman mu nyinaa.
Yesu Sa Nyarewa
29Wofii hyiadan no mu no, wɔne Yakobo ne Yohane kɔɔ Simon ne Andrea fi. 30Na Simon asebea da mpa so a atiridii akyere no, na wɔkaa ne ho asɛm kyerɛɛ Yesu. 31Yesu kɔɔ faako a ɔda hɔ kosoo ne nsa ma ɔsɔre tenaa ase. Ɛhɔ ara na atiridii no tu fii ne so ma ofii ase twɛn wɔn.
32Eduu anwummere no, nnipa no de ayarefo ne wɔn a wɔwɔ ahonhommɔne brɛɛ Yesu sɛ ɔnsa wɔn yare. 33Kurow mu no nyinaa bɛboaa wɔn ho ano wɔ ofi no abobow ano, 34na Yesu saa ayarefo bebree yare. Otuu ahonhommɔne bebree nso. Nanso, wamma ahonhommɔne no ankasa, efisɛ, na wonim no.
Yesu Twee Ne Ho Kɔbɔɔ Mpae
35Ahemadakye a na anim ntetewee no, Yesu sɔre fii fie hɔ kɔɔ baabi a ɛhɔ yɛ dinn, kɔbɔɔ mpae wɔ hɔ. 36Simon ne wɔn a wɔka ne ho fii adi kɔhwehwɛɛ no, 37na wohuu no no, wɔteɛɛ mu kae se, “Nnipa bebree rehwehwɛ wo!”
38Ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Ɛsɛ sɛ yɛkɔ nkurow a aka no so, na mekɔka mʼasɛm kyerɛ wɔn, efisɛ, ɛno nti na mebae.” 39Enti, ɔkɔɔ Galileaman mu baabiara kɔkaa asɛmpa no wɔ asɔredan mu, tuu ahonhommɔne bebree nso.
Yesu Sa Ɔkwatani Bi Yare
40Ɔkwatani bi bɛkotow no srɛɛ no sɛ, “Sɛ ɛyɛ wo pɛ a, wubetumi ama me ho afi.”
41Yesu huu ɔkwatani no mmɔbɔ, enti ɔde ne nsa kaa no kae se, “Mepɛ! Wo ho mfi!” 42Amono mu hɔ ara, ne ho fi maa ne ho tɔɔ no!
43Yesu bɔɔ nʼano denneennen se, 44“Nka saa asɛm yi nkyerɛ obiara, na mmom fa wo ho kɔkyerɛ ɔsɔfo. Sɛ worekɔ a fa wʼafɔrebɔde a Mose ahyɛ sɛ akwatafo a wɔasa wɔn yare mfa nka wɔn ho nkɔ no ka wo ho kɔ sɛnea ɛbɛma obiara ahu sɛ wo ho atɔ wo.” 45Nanso ɔrekɔ no nyinaa, na ɔde nteɛteɛmu rebɔ nʼayaresa no ho dawuru. Esiane eyi nti sɛ Yesu kɔ baabiara a, nnipadɔm betwa ne ho hyia. Ɛno nti na baabiara a ɔbɛkɔ no onnyi ne ho adi. Enti ɔtenaa sare so hɔ maa nnipa bebree baa ne nkyɛn.