New Amharic Standard Version

ማቴዎስ 11:1-30

መጥምቁ ዮሐንስ ወደ ኢየሱስ የላከው ጥያቄ

11፥2-19 ተጓ ምብ – ሉቃ 7፥18-35

1ኢየሱስ ለዐሥራ ሁለቱ ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ትእዛዙን ሰጥቶ ከጨረሰ በኋላ ለማስተማርና ለመስበክ ወደ ገሊላ ከተሞች11፥1 ግሪኩ ወደ ከተሞቻቸው ይላል ሄደ።

2ዮሐንስ በእስር ቤት ሆኖ ክርስቶስ በማድረግ ላይ ያለውን ነገር በሰማ ጊዜ፣ ደቀ መዛሙርቱን ወደ እርሱ ልኮ፣ 3“ይመጣል ተብሎ የሚጠበቀው አንተ ነህ? ወይስ ሌላ እንጠብቅ?” ሲል ጠየቀ።

4ኢየሱስም፣ እንዲህ ብሎ መለሰላቸው፤ “ሄዳችሁ የምትሰሙትንና የምታዩትን ለዮሐንስ ንገሩት፤ 5ዕውሮች ያያሉ፤ አንካሶች ይራመዳሉ፤ ለምጻሞች11፥5 የግሪኩ ቃል የግድ ከለምጽ ጋር ብቻ የተያያዘ ሳይሆን የተለያዩ የቆዳ በሽታዎችንም ያመለክታል ይነጻሉ፤ ደንቆሮዎች ይሰማሉ፤ ሙታን ይነሣሉ፤ ለድኾችም የምሥራች እየተሰበከ ነው፤ 6በእኔ የማይሰናከልም ብፁዕ ነው።”

7የዮሐንስ ደቀ መዛሙርት ከሄዱ በኋላ፣ ኢየሱስ ለሕዝቡ ስለ ዮሐንስ እንዲህ ሲል ተናገረ፤ “ወደ ምድረ በዳ ምን ልታዩ ወጣችሁ? ሸምበቆ በነፋስ ሲወዛወዝ? 8ወይስ ምን ልታዩ ወጣችሁ? ባማረ ልብስ ያጌጠ ሰው? ባማረ ልብስ ያጌጡ በነገሥታት ቤት አሉላችሁ። 9ታዲያ ምን ልታዩ ወጣችሁ? ነቢይ ልታዩ? አዎን፤ ከነቢይም የሚበልጥ ነው። 10እንዲህ ተብሎ የተጻፈለት እርሱ ነው፤

“ ‘በፊትህ መንገድህን ያዘጋጅልህ ዘንድ፣

ከአንተ አስቀድሜ መልእክተኛዬን እልካለሁ።’

11እውነት እላችኋለሁ፤ ከሴት ከተወለዱት መካከል እንደ መጥምቁ ዮሐንስ ያለ አልተነሣም፤ ሆኖም በመንግሥተ ሰማያት ከሁሉ የሚያንሰው ይበልጠዋል። 12ከመጥምቁ ዮሐንስ ዘመን ጀምሮ እስከ አሁን ድረስ መንግሥተ ሰማይ በብዙ ትገፋለች፤ የሚያገኟትም ብርቱዎች ናቸው፤ 13ነቢያትም፣ የሙሴ ሕግም ሁሉ እስከ ዮሐንስ ድረስ ትንቢት ተናግረዋልና። 14እንግዲህ ልትቀበሉት ከፈቀዳችሁ ይመጣል የተባለው ኤልያስ እርሱ ነው። 15ሰሚ ጆሮ ያለው ይስማ።

16“ይህን ትውልድ በምን ልመስለው? በገበያ ተቀምጠው ጓደኞቻቸውን እንዲህ እያሉ የሚጣሩ ልጆችን ይመስላሉ፤

17“ ‘ዋሽንት ነፋንላችሁ፤

አልጨፈራችሁም፤

ሙሾ አወረድንላችሁ፤

አላለቀሳችሁም’

18ዮሐንስ ከመብልና ከመጠጥ ተቈጥቦ በመምጣቱ፣ ‘ጋኔን አለበት’ ይሉታልና። 19የሰው ልጅ እየበላና እየጠጣ መጣ፤ እነርሱም፣ ‘በልቶ የማይጠግብ፣ ጠጪ እንዲሁም የቀረጥ ሰብሳቢዎችና የኀጢአተኞች ወዳጅ’ አሉት። ጥበብ ግን በሥራዋ ጸደቀች።”

ንስሓ ስላልገቡ ከተሞች የተነገረ ወዮታ

11፥21-23 ተጓ ምብ – ሉቃ 10፥13-15

20ከዚያም ኢየሱስ ብዙውን ታምራት ያደረገባቸው ከተሞች ንስሓ ባለመግባታቸው እንዲህ ሲል ወቀሳቸው፤ 21“ወዮልሽ ኮራዚን፤ ወዮልሽ ቤተ ሳይዳ፤ በእናንተ የተደረገው ታምራት በጢሮስና በሲዶና ተደርጎ ቢሆን ኖሮ፣ ገና ዱሮ ማቅ ለብሰው፣ ዐመድ ነስንሰው ንስሓ በገቡ ነበር። 22ስለዚህ እላችኋለሁ፤ በፍርድ ቀን ከእናንተ ይልቅ ለጢሮስና ለሲዶና ቅጣቱ ይቀልላቸዋል። 23አንቺም ቅፍርናሆም ወደ ሰማይ ከፍ ከፍ ማለት ፈለግሽ? ነገር ግን ወደ ሲኦል ትወርጃለሽ፤ በአንቺ የተደረገው ታምራት በሰዶም ቢደረግ ኖሮ፣ እስከ ዛሬ በቆየች ነበር። 24ስለዚህ እልሻለሁ፤ በፍርድ ቀን ከአንቺ ይልቅ ቅጣቱ ለሰዶም ይቀልላታል።”

ክርስቶስ የሚሰጠው ዕረፍት

11፥25-27 ተጓ ምብ – ሉቃ 10፥21-22

25በዚያን ጊዜ ኢየሱስ እንዲህ አለ፤ “የሰማይና የምድር ጌታ አባት ሆይ፤ ይህን ከጥበበኞችና ከዐዋቂዎች ሰውረህ ለሕፃናት ስለ ገለጥህላቸው አመሰግንሃለሁ፤ 26አዎን አባት ሆይ፤ ይህ በፊትህ በጎ ፈቃድህ ሆኖ ተገኝቶአልና።

27“ሁሉ ነገር ከአባቴ ተሰጥቶኛል፤ ከአብ ሌላ ወልድን የሚያውቅ የለም፤ ከወልድና ወልድ ራሱ ፈቅዶ ከሚገልጥላቸው ሌላ አብን የሚያውቅ የለም።

28“እናንት ሸክም የከበዳችሁና የደከማችሁ ሁሉ ወደ እኔ ኑ፤ እኔም ዕረፍት እሰጣችኋለሁ። 29ቀንበሬን ተሸከሙ፤ ከእኔም ተማሩ፤ እኔ በልቤ የዋህና ትሑት ነኝና፤ ለነፍሳችሁም ዕረፍት ታገኛላችሁ፤ 30ቀንበሬ ልዝብ ሸክሜም ቀላል ነውና።”

King James Version

Matthew 11:1-30

1And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities. 2Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, 3And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? 4Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: 5The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. 6And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

7¶ And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? 8But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses. 9But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. 10For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 11Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. 13For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. 15He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

16¶ But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows, 17And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented. 18For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil. 19The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.

20¶ Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not: 21Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. 23And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

25¶ At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. 26Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. 27All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

28¶ Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.