Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Matiu 18

Ẹni tí ó tóbi jù ní ìjọba Ọ̀run

1Ní àkókò náà ni àwọn ọmọ-ẹ̀yìn Jesu tọ̀ ọ́ wá, wọ́n bi í léèrè pé, “Ta ni ẹni ti ó pọ̀jù ní ìjọba ọ̀run?”

Jesu sì pe ọmọ kékeré kan sí ọ̀dọ̀ ara rẹ̀. Ó sì mú un dúró láàrín wọn. Ó wí pé, “Lóòótọ́ ni mo wí fún yín, àfi bí ẹ̀yin bá yí padà kí ẹ sì dàbí àwọn ọmọdé, ẹ̀yin kì yóò lè wọ ìjọba ọ̀run. Nítorí náà, ẹni tí ó bá rẹ ara rẹ̀ sílẹ̀ gẹ́gẹ́ bí ọmọdé yìí, ni yóò pọ̀ jùlọ ní ìjọba ọ̀run. Àti pé, ẹnikẹ́ni tí ó bá gba ọmọ kékeré bí èyí nítorí orúkọ mi, gbà mí.

“Ṣùgbọ́n ẹnikẹ́ni nínú yín tí ó bá mú ọ̀kan nínú àwọn ọmọ kékeré wọ̀nyí tí ó gbà mí gbọ́ ṣìnà, yóò sàn fún un kí a so òkúta ńlá mọ́ ọn ní ọrùn, kí a sì rì í sí ìsàlẹ̀ ibú omi Òkun. Ègbé ni fún ayé nítorí gbogbo ohun ìkọ̀sẹ̀ rẹ̀! Ohun ìkọ̀sẹ̀ kò le ṣe kó má wà, ṣùgbọ́n ègbé ni fún ọkùnrin náà nípasẹ̀ ẹni tí ìkọ̀sẹ̀ náà ti wá! Nítorí náà, bí ọwọ́ tàbí ẹsẹ̀ rẹ yóò bá mú ọ dẹ́ṣẹ̀, gé e kúrò, kí o sì jù ú nù. Ó kúkú sàn fún ọ láti wọ ìjọba ọ̀run ní akéwọ́ tàbí akésẹ̀ ju pé kí o ni ọwọ́ méjì àti ẹsẹ̀ méjì ki a sì sọ ọ́ sínú iná ayérayé. Bí ojú rẹ yóò bá sì mú kí o dẹ́ṣẹ̀, yọ ọ́ kúrò kí ó sì sọ ọ́ nù. Ó kúkú sàn fún ọ láti lọ sínú ìyè pẹ̀lú ojú kan, ju pé kí o ní ojú méjì, kí a sì jù ọ́ sí iná ọ̀run àpáàdì.

Òwe àgùntàn tó sọnù

10 “Ẹ rí i pé ẹ kò fi ojú tẹ́ńbẹ́lú ọ̀kan nínú àwọn kéékèèkéé wọ̀nyí. Lóòótọ́ ni mo wí fún yin pé, nígbà gbogbo ni ọ̀run ni àwọn angẹli ń wo ojú Baba mi tí ń bẹ ní ọ̀run. 11 Nítorí náà, Ọmọ ènìyàn wá láti gba àwọn tí ó nù là.

12 “Kí ni ẹ̀yin rò? Bí ọkùnrin kan bá ni ọgọ́rùn-ún àgùntàn, tí ẹyọ kan nínú wọn sì sọnù, ṣé òun kì yóò fi mọ́kàn-dínlọ́gọ́rùn-ún (99) ìyókù sílẹ̀ sórí òkè láti lọ wá ẹyọ kan tó nù náà bí? 13 Ǹjẹ́ bí òun bá sì wá á rí i, lóòótọ́ ni mo wí fún yín, ǹjẹ́ ẹ̀yin kò mọ̀ pé inú rẹ̀ yóò dùn nítorí rẹ̀ ju àwọn mọ́kàn-dínlọ́gọ́rùn-ún tí kò nù lọ? 14 Bẹ́ẹ̀ gẹ́gẹ́, ni kì í ṣe ìfẹ́ Baba yín tí ń bẹ ní ọ̀run, pé ọ̀kan nínú àwọn kékeré wọ̀nyí kí ó ṣègbé.

Arákùnrin tí ó ṣẹ̀ sí ọ

15 “Bí arákùnrin rẹ bá ṣẹ̀ ọ́, lọ ní ìkọ̀kọ̀ kí o sì sọ ẹ̀bi rẹ̀ fún un. Bí ó bá gbọ́ tìrẹ, ìwọ ti mú arákùnrin kan bọ̀ sí ipò. 16 Ṣùgbọ́n bí òun kò bá tẹ́tí sí ọ, nígbà náà mú ẹnìkan tàbí ẹni méjì pẹ̀lú rẹ, kí ẹ sì tún padà sí ọ̀dọ̀ rẹ̀ lẹ́ẹ̀kan sí i, kí ọ̀rọ̀ náà bá le fi ìdí múlẹ̀ pẹ̀lú àwọn ẹlẹ́rìí méjì tàbí mẹ́ta náà. 17 Bí òun bá sì tún kọ̀ láti tẹ́tí sí wọn, nígbà náà sọ fún ìjọ ènìyàn Ọlọ́run. Bí o bá kọ̀ láti gbọ́ ti ìjọ ènìyàn Ọlọ́run, jẹ́ kí ó dàbí kèfèrí sí ọ tàbí agbowó òde.

18 “Lóòótọ́ ni mo wí fún yín, Ohunkóhun tí ẹ̀yin bá dè ní ayé, ni a dè ní ọ̀run. Ohunkóhun ti ẹ̀yin bá sì ti tú ni ayé, á ò tú u ní ọ̀run.

19 “Mo tún sọ èyí fún yín, bí ẹ̀yin méjì bá fi ohùn ṣọ̀kan ní ayé yìí, nípa ohunkóhun tí ẹ béèrè, Baba mi ti ń bẹ ní ọ̀run yóò sì ṣe é fún yín. 20 Nítorí níbi ti ènìyàn méjì tàbí mẹ́ta bá kó ara jọ ni orúkọ mi, èmi yóò wà láàrín wọn níbẹ̀.”

Òwe aláìláàánú ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀

21 Nígbà náà ni Peteru wá sọ́dọ̀ Jesu, ó béèrè pé, “Olúwa, nígbà mélòó ni arákùnrin mi yóò ṣẹ̀ mi, tí èmi yóò sì dáríjì í? Tàbí ní ìgbà méje ni?”

22 Jesu dáhùn pé, “Mo wí fún ọ, kì í ṣe ìgbà méje, ṣùgbọ́n ní ìgbà àádọ́rin méje.

23 “Nítorí náà, ìjọba ọ̀run dàbí ọba kan tí ó fẹ́ ṣe ìṣirò pẹ̀lú àwọn ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ rẹ̀. 24 Bí ó ti ń ṣe èyí, a mú ajigbèsè kan wá sọ́dọ̀ rẹ̀ tí ó jẹ ẹ́ ní ẹgbàárùn-ún (10,000) tálẹ́ǹtì. 25 Nígbà tí kò tì í ní agbára láti san án, nígbà náà ni olúwa rẹ̀ pàṣẹ pé kí a ta òun àti ìyàwó àti àwọn ọmọ rẹ̀ pẹ̀lú gbogbo ohun tí ó ní láti fi san gbèsè náà.

26 “Nígbà náà ni ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ náà wólẹ̀ lórí eékún níwájú rẹ. ‘Ó bẹ̀bẹ̀ pé, mú sùúrù fún mi, èmi yóò sì san gbogbo rẹ̀ fún ọ.’ 27 Nígbà náà, ni olúwa ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ náà sì ṣàánú fún un. Ó tú u sílẹ̀, ó sì fi gbèsè náà jì í.

28 “Ṣùgbọ́n bí ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ náà ti jáde lọ, ó rí ọ̀kan nínú àwọn ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ ẹgbẹ́ rẹ̀ tí ó jẹ ẹ́ ní ọgọ́rùn-ún owó idẹ, ó gbé ọwọ́ lé e, ó fún un ní ọrùn, ó wí pé, ‘san gbèsè tí o jẹ mí lójú ẹsẹ̀.’

29 “Ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ ẹlẹgbẹ́ rẹ̀ náà sì wólẹ̀ lórí eékún níwájú rẹ̀, ò ń bẹ̀ ẹ́ pé, ‘Mú sùúrù fún mi, èmi yóò sì san án fún ọ.’

30 “Ṣùgbọ́n òun kọ̀ fún un. Ó pàṣẹ kí a mú ọkùnrin náà, kí a sì jù ú sínú túbú títí tí yóò fi san gbèsè náà tán pátápátá. 31 Nígbà tí àwọn ìránṣẹ́ ẹlẹgbẹ́ rẹ̀ rí ohun tí ó ṣẹlẹ̀, inú bí wọn gidigidi, wọ́n lọ láti lọ sọ fún olúwa wọn, gbogbo ohun tí ó ṣẹlẹ̀.

32 “Nígbà tí olúwa rẹ̀ pè ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ náà wọlé, ó wí fún un pé, ‘Ìwọ ọmọ ọ̀dọ̀ búburú, níhìn-ín ni mo ti dárí gbogbo gbèsè rẹ jì ọ́ nítorí tí ìwọ bẹ̀ mi. 33 Kò ha ṣe ẹ̀tọ́ fún ọ láti ṣàánú fún àwọn ẹlòmíràn, gẹ́gẹ́ bí èmi náà ti ṣàánú fún ọ?’ 34 Ní ìbínú, olówó rẹ̀ fi í lé àwọn onítúbú lọ́wọ́ láti fi ìyà jẹ ẹ́, títí tí yóò fi san gbogbo gbèsè èyí ti ó jẹ ẹ́.

35 “Bẹ́ẹ̀ gẹ́gẹ́ sì ni Baba mi tí ń bẹ ní ọ̀run yóò sí ṣe sì ẹnìkọ̀ọ̀kan, bí ẹ̀yin kò bá fi tọkàntọkàn dárí ji àwọn arákùnrin yín.”

Amplified Bible

Matthew 18

Rank in the Kingdom

1At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child and set him before them, and said, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless you repent [that is, change your inner self—your old way of thinking, live changed lives] and become like children [trusting, humble, and forgiving], you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever [a]humbles himself like this child is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives and welcomes one [b]child like this in My name receives Me; but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble and sin [by leading him away from My teaching], it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone [as large as one turned by a donkey] hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

Stumbling Blocks

“Woe (judgment is coming) to the world because of stumbling blocks and temptations to sin! It is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to the person on whose account or through whom the stumbling block comes!

“If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble and sin, cut it off and throw it away from you [that is, remove yourself from the source of temptation]; it is better for you to enter life crippled or lame, than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into everlasting fire. If your eye causes you to stumble and sin, pluck it out and throw it away from you [that is, remove yourself from the source of temptation]; it is better for you to enter life with only one eye, than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fiery hell.

10 “See that you do not despise or think less of one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven [are in the presence of and] continually look upon the face of My Father who is in heaven. 11 [c][For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.]

Ninety-nine Plus One

12 “What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them gets lost, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountain and go in search of the one that is lost? 13 And if it turns out that he finds it, I assure you and most solemnly say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that did not get lost. 14 So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones be lost.

Discipline and Prayer

15 “If your brother sins[d], go and show him his fault in private; if he listens and pays attention to you, you have won back your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take along with you one or two others, so that every word may be confirmed by the testimony of two or three witnesses. 17 If he pays no attention to them [refusing to listen and obey], tell it to the [e]church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile (unbeliever) and a tax collector. 18 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, whatever you bind [forbid, declare to be improper and unlawful] on earth [f]shall have [already] been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose [permit, declare lawful] on earth [g]shall have [already] been loosed in heaven.

19 “Again I say to you, that if two [h]believers on earth agree [that is, are of one mind, in harmony] about anything that they ask [within the will of God], it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered in My name [meeting together as My followers], I am there among them.”

Forgiveness

21 Then Peter came to Him and asked, “Lord, how many times will my brother sin against me and I forgive him and let it go? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered him, “I say to you, not up to seven times, but seventy times seven.

23 “Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. 24 When he began the accounting, one who owed him 10,000 [i]talents was brought to him. 25 But because he could not repay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and his children and everything that he possessed, and payment to be made. 26 So the slave fell on his knees and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will repay you everything.’ 27 And his master’s heart was moved with compassion and he released him and forgave him [canceling] the debt. 28 But that same slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him [j]a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began choking him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe!’ 29 So his fellow slave fell on his knees and begged him earnestly, ‘Have patience with me and I will repay you.’ 30 But he was unwilling and he went and had him thrown in prison until he paid back the debt. 31 When his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were deeply grieved and they went and reported to their master [with clarity and in detail] everything that had taken place. 32 Then his master called him and said to him, ‘You wicked and contemptible slave, I forgave all that [great] debt of yours because you begged me. 33 Should you not have had mercy on your fellow slave [who owed you little by comparison], as I had mercy on you?’ 34 And in wrath his master turned him over to the torturers (jailers) until he paid all that he owed. 35 My heavenly Father will also do the same to [every one of] you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart.”

Footnotes

  1. Matthew 18:4 I.e. turns his back on self-righteous pride and adopts a realistic self-view.
  2. Matthew 18:5 I.e. new, childlike believer.
  3. Matthew 18:11 Early mss do not contain this verse.
  4. Matthew 18:15 Late mss add against you.
  5. Matthew 18:17 Gr ecclasia, the word means a gathering and may be translated congregation, assembly, or church.
  6. Matthew 18:18 Gr estai lelumenon, future perfect passive.
  7. Matthew 18:18 Gr estai lelumenon, future perfect passive.
  8. Matthew 18:19 Lit of you.
  9. Matthew 18:24 A talent was a measurement of weight, usually 58-80 pounds. One talent of silver was worth more than 15 years’ wages. One talent of gold was worth even more. 10,000 talents would be an inconceivable amount of debt for a slave in the king’s service to repay.
  10. Matthew 18:28 About 100 days’ wages for a laborer.