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።”

New International Version

Matthew 11:1-30

Jesus and John the Baptist

1After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee.11:1 Greek in their towns

2When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples 3to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”

4Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy11:5 The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin. are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. 6Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”

7As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind? 8If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings’ palaces. 9Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10This is the one about whom it is written:

“ ‘I will send my messenger ahead of you,

who will prepare your way before you.’11:10 Mal. 3:1

11Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence,11:12 Or been forcefully advancing and violent people have been raiding it. 13For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. 14And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come. 15Whoever has ears, let them hear.

16“To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:

17“ ‘We played the pipe for you,

and you did not dance;

we sang a dirge,

and you did not mourn.’

18For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.”

Woe on Unrepentant Towns

20Then Jesus began to denounce the towns in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent. 21“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you. 23And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades.11:23 That is, the realm of the dead For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. 24But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you.”

The Father Revealed in the Son

25At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. 26Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.

27“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

28“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”