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.
Yohane Osubɔni Asɛnka
1Asɛmpa a ɛfa Yesu Kristo, Onyankopɔn Ba no ho no, ahyɛaseɛ nie. 2Wɔatwerɛ wɔ Odiyifoɔ Yesaia nwoma no mu sɛ,
“Mɛsoma me ɔbɔfoɔ adi wʼanim ɛkan.
Ɔno na ɔbɛsiesie ɛkwan ama wo.”
3“Nne bi reteam firi ɛserɛ so sɛ,
‘Monsiesie ɛkwan mma Awurade,
mommɔ akwan a ɛtene mma no.’ ”
4Enti Yohane ba bɛbɔɔ asu wɔ ɛserɛ so, ɔkaa adwensakyera asubɔ a ɛma bɔnefakyɛ ho asɛm. 5Nnipa fifiri Yerusalem ne Yudea nkuro so kɔhunuu Yohane, tiee no. Na wɔkaa wɔn bɔne kyerɛɛ no no, ɔbɔɔ wɔn asu wɔ Asubɔnten Yordan mu. 6Na Yohane hyɛ atadeɛ a wɔde yoma nhoma na apam a aboa nhoma abɔsoɔ nso bɔ mu. Na nʼaduane yɛ ntutummɛ ne ɛwoɔ. 7Ne nkyerɛkyerɛ no mu, ɔkaa sɛ, “Ɛrenkyɛre koraa, obi bɛba a ɔwɔ tumi sene me a, ne mpaboa ahoma mpo, mensɛ sɛ mekoto mesane. 8Me deɛ, mede nsuo na ɛbɔ mo asu, na ɔno deɛ, ɔde Honhom Kronkron na ɛbɛbɔ mo asu!”
Yesu Asubɔ Ne Ne Sɔhwɛ
9Ɛda bi, Yesu firii Nasaret a ɛwɔ Galileaman mu ba maa Yohane bɔɔ no asu wɔ Asubɔnten Yordan mu. 10Yesu firi nsuo no mu sii konkɔn so ara pɛ, ɔhunuu sɛ ɔsoro abue, na Honhom Kronkron resiane sɛ aborɔnoma aba ne so. Saa ɛberɛ no ara mu, 11ɛnne bi firi ɔsoro kaa sɛ, “Wone me Dɔ Ba a wosɔ mʼani.”
12Ɛhɔ ara, Honhom Kronkron de Yesu kɔɔ ɛserɛ so. 13Ɔtenaa hɔ adaduanan a na obiara nka ne ho ka wiram mmoa nko ara. Ɛhɔ na ɔbonsam sɔɔ no hwɛeɛ. Akyire yi, abɔfoɔ ba bɛsom no.
14Ɔhene Herode kyeree Yohane akyi no, Yesu kɔɔ Galilea kɔkaa asɛmpa no wɔ hɔ. 15Ɔkaa sɛ, “Ɛberɛ no awie du! Onyankopɔn Ahennie no abɛn. Monnu mo ho na monnye asɛmpa no nni!”
Asuafoɔ A Wɔdi Ɛkan No Frɛ
16Ɛda bi a Yesu nam Galilea mpoano no, ɔhunuu Simon ne ne nua Andrea sɛ wɔregu asau. 17Yesu frɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Mommɛdi mʼakyi! Na mɛma mo ayɛ nnipayifoɔ.” 18Ɛhɔ ara, wɔgyaa wɔn asau no guu hɔ bɛdii nʼakyi.
19Ɔkɔɔ nʼanim kakra no, ɔhunuu Sebedeo mma baanu a wɔfrɛ ɔbaako Yohane, ɛnna ɔbaako nso Yakobo, sɛ wɔte kodoɔ mu reyɛ wɔn asau ho adwuma. 20Ɔfrɛɛ wɔn nso sɛ wɔmmɛdi nʼakyi. Ntɛm ara, wɔgyaa wɔn agya Sebedeo ne nʼapaafoɔ hɔ wɔ kodoɔ no mu bɛdii nʼakyi.
Yesu Tu Honhommɔne
21Yesu ne nʼakyidifoɔ yi bɛduruu Kapernaum. Na Homeda duruiɛ no, ɔkɔɔ asɔredan mu kɔkaa asɛmpa no. 22Nnipa no tee asɛm no no, wɔn ho dwirii wɔn, ɛfiri sɛ, ɔkasaa te sɛ obi a ɔwɔ tumi, na mmom wankasa sɛ Atwerɛsɛm no akyerɛkyerɛfoɔ no. 23Amonom hɔ ara, ɔbarima bi a ɔwɔ wɔn hyiadan no mu hɔ a ɔwɔ honhommɔne teaam mu sɛ, 24“Ɛdeɛn na wo Nasareni Yesu ne yɛn wɔ yɛ? Woaba sɛ worebɛsɛe yɛn anaa? Menim wo sɛ wone Onyankopɔn Ba Kronkronni no!”
25Yesu teateaa honhommɔne no sɛ, “Mua wʼano! Firi ne mu kɔ!” 26Honhommɔne no wosoo saa ɔbarima no, ma ɔteateaam den na ɛtu kɔeɛ.
27Nnipa no nyinaa ho dwirii wɔn, ma wɔbisabisaa wɔn ho wɔn ho sɛ. “Nkyerɛkyerɛ foforɔ bɛn ni? Ahonhommɔne mpo tie ne nne!” 28Saa anwanwadeɛ a ɔyɛeɛ yi ho nsɛm trɛ faa Galileaman mu nyinaa.
Yesu Sa Nyarewa
29Wɔfirii hyiadan no mu no, wɔne Yakobo ne Yohane kɔɔ Simon ne Andrea efie. 30Na Simon ase baa ɛda mpa so a huraeɛ akyere no, na wɔkaa ne ho asɛm kyerɛɛ Yesu. 31Yesu kɔɔ baabi a ɔda hɔ, kɔsɔɔ ne nsa, ma ɔsɔre tenaa ase. Ɛhɔ ara, huraeɛ no tu firii ne so. Ɔsɔre noaa aduane maa wɔn.
32Ɛduruu anwummerɛ no, nnipa no de ayarefoɔ ne wɔn a wɔwɔ ahonhommɔne brɛɛ Yesu sɛ ɔnsa wɔn yadeɛ. 33Kuro mu no nyinaa bɛboaa wɔn ho ano wɔ efie no aboboano, 34na Yesu saa ayarefoɔ bebree yadeɛ. Ɔtuu ahonhommɔne bebree nso. Nanso, wamma ahonhommɔne no ankasa, ɛfiri sɛ, na wɔnim no.
Yesu Twee Ne Ho Kɔbɔɔ Mpaeɛ
35Ahemadakye a na ɛnim nteteeɛ no, Yesu sɔre firii efie hɔ kɔɔ baabi a ɛhɔ yɛ dinn, kɔbɔɔ mpaeɛ wɔ hɔ. 36Simon ne wɔn a wɔka ne ho firii adi kɔhwehwɛɛ no, 37na wɔhunuu no no, wɔka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Nnipa bebree rehwehwɛ wo.”
38Ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛ, “Ɛsɛ sɛ yɛkɔ nkuro a aka no so, na mekɔka mʼasɛm kyerɛ wɔn, ɛfiri sɛ, ɛno enti na mebaeɛ.” 39Enti, ɔkɔɔ Galileaman mu baabiara kɔkaa asɛmpa no wɔ asɔredan mu, tuu ahonhommɔne bebree nso.
Yesu Sa Ɔkwatani Bi Yadeɛ
40Ɔkwatani bi bɛkotoo no srɛɛ no sɛ, “Sɛ ɛyɛ wo pɛ a, wobɛtumi ama me ho ate.”
41Yesu hunuu ɔkwatani no mmɔbɔ, enti ɔde ne nsa kaa no kaa sɛ, “Mepɛ! Wo ho mfi!” 42Amonom hɔ ara, ne ho teeɛ, maa ne ho tɔɔ no!
43Yesu bɔɔ nʼano dendeenden sɛ, 44“Nka saa asɛm yi nkyerɛ obiara, na mmom, fa wo ho kɔkyerɛ ɔsɔfoɔ. Sɛ worekɔ a, fa wʼafɔrebɔdeɛ a Mose ahyɛ sɛ akwatafoɔ a wɔasa wɔn yadeɛ mfa nka wɔn ho nkɔ no ka wo ho kɔ, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛma obiara ahunu sɛ wo ho atɔ wo bio.” 45Nanso, ɔrekorɔ no nyinaa, na ɔde nteateamu rebɔ nʼayaresa no ho dawuro. Esiane yei enti, sɛ Yesu kɔ baabiara a, nnipadɔm bɛtwa ne ho hyia. Ɛno enti, afei baabiara a ɔbɛkɔ no, ɔnnyi ne ho adi. Enti, ɔtenaa ɛserɛ so hɔ maa nnipa bebree baa ne nkyɛn wɔ hɔ.