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.”

New Living Translation

Matthew 18

The Greatest in the Kingdom

1About that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?”

Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

“And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf[a] is welcoming me. But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea.

“What sorrow awaits the world, because it tempts people to sin. Temptations are inevitable, but what sorrow awaits the person who does the tempting. So if your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It’s better to enter eternal life with only one hand or one foot than to be thrown into eternal fire with both of your hands and feet. And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It’s better to enter eternal life with only one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.[b]

10 “Beware that you don’t look down on any of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels are always in the presence of my heavenly Father.[c]

Parable of the Lost Sheep

12 “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost? 13 And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he will rejoice over it more than over the ninety-nine that didn’t wander away! 14 In the same way, it is not my heavenly Father’s will that even one of these little ones should perish.

Correcting Another Believer

15 “If another believer[d] sins against you,[e] go privately and point out the offense. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back. 16 But if you are unsuccessful, take one or two others with you and go back again, so that everything you say may be confirmed by two or three witnesses. 17 If the person still refuses to listen, take your case to the church. Then if he or she won’t accept the church’s decision, treat that person as a pagan or a corrupt tax collector.

18 “I tell you the truth, whatever you forbid[f] on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit[g] on earth will be permitted in heaven.

19 “I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. 20 For where two or three gather together as my followers,[h] I am there among them.”

Parable of the Unforgiving Debtor

21 Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone[i] who sins against me? Seven times?”

22 “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven![j]

23 “Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date with servants who had borrowed money from him. 24 In the process, one of his debtors was brought in who owed him millions of dollars.[k] 25 He couldn’t pay, so his master ordered that he be sold—along with his wife, his children, and everything he owned—to pay the debt.

26 “But the man fell down before his master and begged him, ‘Please, be patient with me, and I will pay it all.’ 27 Then his master was filled with pity for him, and he released him and forgave his debt.

28 “But when the man left the king, he went to a fellow servant who owed him a few thousand dollars.[l] He grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment.

29 “His fellow servant fell down before him and begged for a little more time. ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it,’ he pleaded. 30 But his creditor wouldn’t wait. He had the man arrested and put in prison until the debt could be paid in full.

31 “When some of the other servants saw this, they were very upset. They went to the king and told him everything that had happened. 32 Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. 33 Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ 34 Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt.

35 “That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters[m] from your heart.”

Footnotes

  1. 18:5 Greek in my name.
  2. 18:9 Greek the Gehenna of fire.
  3. 18:10 Some manuscripts add verse 11, And the Son of Man came to save those who are lost. Compare Luke 19:10.
  4. 18:15a Greek If your brother.
  5. 18:15b Some manuscripts do not include against you.
  6. 18:18a Or bind, or lock.
  7. 18:18b Or loose, or open.
  8. 18:20 Greek gather together in my name.
  9. 18:21 Greek my brother.
  10. 18:22 Or seventy-seven times.
  11. 18:24 Greek 10,000 talents [375 tons or 340 metric tons of silver].
  12. 18:28 Greek 100 denarii. A denarius was equivalent to a laborer’s full day’s wage.
  13. 18:35 Greek your brother.