Knijga O Kristu

Matej 23:1-39

Isus opominje vjerske poglavare

(Mk 12:38-39; Lk 11:39-52; 20:45-46)

1Tada Isus reče mnoštvu i svojim učenicima: 2“Pismoznanci i farizeji službeni su tumači Svetoga pisma.23:2 U grčkome: su zasjeli na Mojsijevu stolicu. 3Zato činite i slušajte sve što vam kažu, ali nemojte slijediti njihov primjer jer oni sami ne čine ono što druge poučavaju. 4Tlače vas teškim teretom vjerskih zahtjeva, a ni prstom ne žele maknuti da vam taj teret pomognu nositi.

5Sve što čine, čine zato da ih ljudi vide. Trude se da ono što na sebi nose u znak pobožnosti—kutijice sa stihovima iz Svetoga pisma na čelu ili oko ruke te rese na odjeći—bude što veće i što duže. 6Na gozbama vole sjediti na pročelju stola, a u sinagogama na počasnome mjestu. 7Godi im kad ih ljudi pozdravljaju na javnim mjestima i kad ih zovu ‘Učitelju’.23:7 U grčkome: Rabbi.

8Vi nikome nemojte dopustiti da vas zove učiteljem jer imate samo jednoga učitelja, a svi ste vi ravnopravna braća i sestre.23:8 U grčkome: svi ste vi braća. 9I ne zovite nikoga ovdje na zemlji Ocem jer imate samo jednoga Oca—onoga na nebesima. 10I ne dajte da vas tko naziva vođom jer imate samo jednoga vođu: Krista. 11Tko je najveći među vama, neka vam bude sluga! 12Tko sebe uzvisuje, bit će ponižen, a ponizni će biti uzvišeni.

13Teško vama, pismoznanci i farizeji! Licemjeri! Zatvarate pred ljudima vrata u nebesko kraljevstvo. Sami ne ulazite u njega, a ne dopuštate da uđu ni oni koji bi htjeli.23:13 U nekim je rukopisima dodan i 14. stih: Teško vama, pismoznanci i farizeji! Bestidno lišavate udovice njihovih dobara, a prikrivate se dugim molitvama u javnosti. Zato ćete vam kazna biti veća.

15Teško vama, pismoznanci i farizeji! Licemjeri! Obilazite morem i kopnom da biste pridobili jednog sljedbenika, a kad vam postane sljedbenikom, učinite od njega sina paklenoga dvostruko gorega nego što ste i sami!

16Teško vama! Slijepi vođe! Tvrdite: ‘Zakune li se tko Hramom, to ne vrijedi. Ali zakune li se hramskim zlatom, onda ga zakletva obvezuje.’ 17Slijepe budale! Pa što je veće—zlato ili Hram koji posvećuje zlato? 18I još kažete: ‘Zakune li se tko žrtvenikom, to ne vrijedi. Ali zakune li se darom koji je na njemu, zakletva ga obvezuje.’ 19Slijepci! Što je veće? Žrtveni dar ili žrtvenik koji ga posvećuje? 20Tko se zakune žrtvenikom, kune se njime i svime što je na njemu. 21A tko se zakune Hramom, kune se njime i Onime koji u njemu prebiva. 22Tko se zakune nebom, kune se Božjim prijestoljem i Bogom koji na njemu sjedi.

23Teško vama, pismoznanci i farizeji! Licemjeri! Jer revno namirujete čak i desetinu metvice, i kopra, i kima, a zanemarujete ono najvažnije u Zakonu: pravednost, milosrđe i vjernost. Treba davati desetinu, ali ne smijete zanemarivati važnije stvari.23:23 U grčkome: Ovo je trebalo činiti, a ono ne propuštati. 24Slijepi vođe! Procjeđujete vodu da ne biste s njom popili i komarca, a kadri ste, ne opazivši, progutati i cijelu devu!

25Teško vama, pismoznanci i farizeji! Licemjeri! Toliko se trudite očistiti svoju čašu i zdjelu izvana, a napunili ste ih svojim grabežom i pohlepom. 26Slijepi farizeju! Očisti najprije ono što je u čaši, pa će i izvana biti čista.

27Teško vama, pismoznanci i farizeji! Vi ste poput obijeljenih grobova. Izvana izgledaju lijepo, a iznutra su prepuni mrtvačkih kostiju i svakojake prljavštine! 28Tako i vi ljudima izvana izgledate pravednima, a iznutra ste prepuni licemjerja i bezakonja.

29Teško vama, pismoznanci i farizeji! Licemjeri! Vi prorocima gradite grobnice i pravednicima kitite spomenike 30pa kažete: ‘Da smo živjeli u doba svojih otaca, ne bismo sudjelovali u prolijevanju proročke krvi.’ 31Tako sami protiv sebe svjedočite da ste sinovi onih koji su ubijali proroke. 32Dovršite, dakle, to što su oni započeli!23:32 U grčkome: Dopunite mjeru svojih otaca!

33Zmije! Leglo zmijsko! Kako ćete izbjeći osudi pakla? 34Šaljem vam, evo, proroke, mudrace i pismoznance. Neke ćete od njih ubiti i raspeti, druge bičevati po sinagogama i progoniti od grada do grada 35tako da na vas padne sva pravedna krv prolivena na zemlji, od krvi pravednog Abela pa do krvi Zaharije, sina Barahijina, kojega ste ubili između Hrama i žrtvenika. 36Zaista vam kažem, sva će ta krv pasti na ovaj naraštaj!”

Isus tuži nad Jeruzalemom

(Lk 13:34-35)

37“Jeruzaleme, Jeruzaleme, koji ubijaš proroke i kamenuješ Božje poslanike! Koliko sam puta htio okupiti tvoju djecu kao što kvočka skuplja piliće pod krila, ali niste htjeli! 38A sada će ti, eto, kuća biti napuštena. 39I kažem vam, nećete me više vidjeti sve dok ne uzviknete: ‘Blagoslovljen koji dolazi u ime Gospodnje!’”23:39 Vidjetii Psalam 118:26.

King James Version

Matthew 23:1-39

1Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, 2Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: 3All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. 4For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 5But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 8But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 9And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. 10Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. 11But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

13¶ But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. 14Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. 15Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. 16Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! 17Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? 18And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. 19Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? 20Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. 21And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. 22And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon. 23Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 24Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. 25Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 27Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. 28Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 29Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. 33Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

34¶ Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 35That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. 36Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. 37O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 38Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 39For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.