New Amharic Standard Version

ሐዋርያት ሥራ 3:1-26

ጴጥሮስ ሽባውን ለማኝ ፈወሰ

1አንድ ቀን ጴጥሮስና ዮሐንስ በጸሎት ጊዜ ይኸውም ከቀኑ በዘጠኝ ሰዓት፣ ወደ ቤተ መቅደስ ይወጡ ነበር። 2ወደ ቤተ መቅደስ ከሚገቡት ሰዎች ምጽዋት እንዲለምን፣ ሰዎች በየዕለቱ ተሸክመው ‘ውብ’ በተባለው የቤተ መቅደስ መግቢያ በር ላይ የሚያስቀምጡት አንድ ከተወለደ ጀምሮ ሽባ የሆነ ሰው ነበረ፤ 3እርሱም ጴጥሮስና ዮሐንስ ወደ ቤተ መቅደስ ሲገቡ አይቶ ምጽዋት ለመናቸው። 4ጴጥሮስም ከዮሐንስ ጋር ወደ እርሱ ትኵር ብሎ አየውና፣ “እስቲ ወደ እኛ ተመልከት” አለው። 5ሰውየውም፣ ከእነርሱ አንድ ነገር ለማግኘት አስቦ በትኵረት ተመለከታቸው።

6ጴጥሮስ ግን፣ “እኔ ብርና ወርቅ የለኝም፤ ነገር ግን ያለኝን እሰጥሃለሁ፤ በናዝሬቱ በኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ስም ተነሥተህ በእግርህ ተመላለስ” አለው፤ 7ቀኝ እጁንም ይዞ አስነሣው፤ ወዲያውም እግሩና ቊርጭምጭሚቱ በረታ፤ 8ዘሎም ቀጥ ብሎ ቆመ፤ መራመድም ጀመረ፤ ወዲህ ወዲያ እየሄደና እየዘለለም እግዚአብሔርንም እያመሰገነ ከእነርሱ ጋር ወደ ቤተ መቅደሱ አደባባይ ገባ። 9ሕዝቡም ሁሉ እየተራመደና እግዚአብሔርን እያመሰገነ ሲመላለስ ባዩት ጊዜ፣ 10ይህ ሰው ቀደም ሲል ‘ውብ’ በተባለው የቤተ መቅደስ መግቢያ በር ላይ ተቀምጦ ምጽዋት ይለምን የነበረው እርሱ መሆኑን ዐወቁ፤ በእርሱ ላይ ከተፈጸመውም ነገር የተነሣ በመደነቅና በመገረም ተሞሉ።

ጴጥሮስ ለማኙ ሲፈወስ ላየው ሕዝብ ንግግር አደረገ

11የተፈወሰውም ለማኝ ከጴጥሮስና ዮሐንስ ጋር ጥብቅ ብሎ አብሮአቸው ሳለ፣ ሕዝቡ ሁሉ በመገረም እነርሱ ወደነበሩበት ‘የሰሎሞን መመላለሻ’ ወደተባለው ስፍራ እየሮጡ መጡ። 12ጴጥሮስም ይህን ባየ ጊዜ እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “የእስራኤል ሕዝብ ሆይ፤ በዚህ ለምን ትደነቃላችሁ? ደግሞም በእኛ ኀይል ወይም በእኛ ጽድቅ ይህ ሰው ድኖ እንዲመላለስ እንዳደረግነው በመቊጠር፣ ለምን ወደ እኛ አትኵራችሁ ትመለከታላችሁ? 13የአባቶቻችን አምላክ፣ የአብርሃም፣ የይስሐቅና የያዕቆብ አምላክ ብላቴናውን ኢየሱስን አከበረው፤ እናንተ ግን እንዲሞት አሳልፋችሁ ሰጣችሁት፤ ጲላጦስ ሊፈታው ቢፈልግም እናንተ በእርሱ ፊት ካዳችሁት፤ 14ቅዱሱንና ጻድቁን ክዳችሁ ነፍሰ ገዳዩ እንዲፈታላችሁ ለመናችሁ፤ 15የሕይወት መገኛ የሆነውን ገደላችሁት፤ እግዚአብሔር ግን ከሙታን አስነሣው፤ እኛም ለዚህ ምስክሮች ነን። 16ይህ የምታዩትና የምታውቁት ሰው የበረታው በኢየሱስ ስም በማመን ነው፤ ሁላችሁም እንደምታዩት ፍጹም ፈውስ እንዲያገኝ ያደረገው የኢየሱስ ስምና በእርሱ አማካይነት የሚገኘው እምነት ነው።

17“አሁንም ወንድሞች ሆይ፤ እናንተ ይህን ያደረጋችሁት እንደ አለቆቻችሁ ሁሉ ባለማወቅ እንደሆነ ዐውቃለሁ። 18እግዚአብሔር ግን የእርሱ የሆነው ክርስቶስ3፥18 ወይም መሲሕ፤ እንዲሁም በቍ 20 መከራን እንዲቀበል አስቀድሞ በነቢያቱ ሁሉ አፍ የተናገረውን ፈጽሞአል። 19እንግዲህ ኀጢአታችሁ እንዲደመሰስ ንስሓ ግቡ፤ ከመንገዳችሁም ተመለሱ፤ ከጌታም ዘንድ የመታደስ ዘመን ይመጣላችኋል፤ 20ደግሞም አስቀድሞ ለእናንተ የተመደበውን ክርስቶስን እርሱም ኢየሱስን ይልክላችኋል። 21እግዚአብሔር አስቀድሞ በቅዱሳን ነቢያቱ አፍ እንደ ተናገረ፣ ሁሉን ነገር እስከሚያድስበት ዘመን ድረስ እርሱ በሰማይ ይቈይ ዘንድ ይገባል። 22ሙሴም እንዲህ ብሎአል፤ ‘ጌታ አምላካችሁ ከእናንተው መካከል እንደ እኔ ያለ ነቢይ ያስነሣላችኋል፤ እርሱ የሚነግራችሁን ሁሉ ስሙት፤ 23ይህን ነቢይ የማትሰማ ነፍስ ሁሉ ከሕዝቡ መካከል ተለይታ ትጥፋ።’

24“በርግጥም ከሳሙኤል ጀምሮ የተነሱት ነቢያት ሁሉ ስለ እነዚህ ጊዜያት ተናግረዋል። 25እናንተም የነቢያት ልጆች ናችሁ፤ ደግሞም እግዚአብሔር ለአብርሃም፣ ‘በዘርህ የምድር ወገኖች ሁሉ ይባረካሉ” ብሎ የገባው ኪዳን ወራሾች ናችሁ። 26እግዚአብሔር ብላቴናውን ባስነሣ ጊዜ፣ እያንዳንዳችሁን ከክፋታችሁ መልሶ ይባርካችሁ ዘንድ አስቀድሞ ወደ እናንተ ላከው።”

New International Version – UK

Acts 3:1-26

Peter heals a lame beggar

1One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer – at three in the afternoon. 2Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, ‘Look at us!’ 5So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

6Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.’ 7Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 9When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10they recognised him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Peter speaks to the onlookers

11While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. 12When Peter saw this, he said to them: ‘Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? 13The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go. 14You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. 15You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. 16By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.

17‘Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. 18But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer. 19Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, 20and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you – even Jesus. 21Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets. 22For Moses said, “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you. 23Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from their people.”3:23 Deut. 18:15,18,19

24‘Indeed, beginning with Samuel, all the prophets who have spoken have foretold these days. 25And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, “Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.”3:25 Gen. 22:18; 26:4 26When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.’