New Amharic Standard Version

ማቴዎስ 17:1-27

የኢየሱስ መልክ በቅጽበት መቀየር

17፥1-8 ተጓ ምብ – ሉቃ 9፥28-36

17፥1-13 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 9፥2-13

1ከስድስት ቀን በኋላ ኢየሱስ፣ ጴጥሮስንና ያዕቆብን እንዲሁም የያዕቆብን ወንድም ዮሐንስን ወደ አንድ ከፍ ያለ ተራራ ብቻቸውን ይዞአቸው ወጣ።

2በዚያም በፊታቸው መልኩ ተቀየረ፤ ፊቱ እንደ ፀሓይ አበራ፤ ልብሱም እንደ ብርሃን አንጸባረቀ። 3ወዲያውም ሙሴና ኤልያስ ከኢየሱስ ጋር ሲነጋገሩ ታዩአቸው።

4ጴጥሮስም ኢየሱስን፣ “ጌታ ሆይ፤ በዚህ ብንሆን ለእኛ መልካም ነው፤ ፈቃድህ ከሆነ፣ አንድ ለአንተ፣ አንድ ለሙሴ፣ አንድ ለኤልያስ ሦስት ዳሶች ልሥራ” አለው።

5እርሱ እየተናገረ ሳለ፣ ብሩህ ደመና ሸፈናቸው፤ ከደመናውም ውስጥ፣ “በእርሱ ደስ የሚለኝ የምወደው ልጄ ይህ ነው፤ እርሱን ስሙት” የሚል ድምፅ ተሰማ።

6ደቀ መዛሙርቱም ይህን ሲሰሙ ደንግጠው በግንባራቸው መሬት ላይ ተደፉ። 7ኢየሱስም ቀርቦ ነካቸውና፣ “ተነሡ፤ አትፍሩ” አላቸው። 8ቀና ብለው ሲመለከቱም ከኢየሱስ በስተቀር ሌላ ማንንም አላዩም።

9ከተራራው በመውረድ ላይ ሳሉ ኢየሱስ፣ “የሰው ልጅ ከሞት እስኪነሣ ድረስ ያያችሁትን ለማንም እንዳትናገሩ” ብሎ አዘዛቸው።

10ደቀ መዛሙርቱም፣ “ታዲያ የኦሪት ሕግ መምህራን፣ ኤልያስ አስቀድሞ መምጣት አለበት የሚሉት ለምንድን ነው?” ብለው ጠየቁት።

11እርሱም መልሶ እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “ኤልያስ በርግጥ መጥቶ ሁሉንም ነገር ያስተካክላል፤ 12ነገር ግን እላችኋለሁ፤ ኤልያስ መጥቶአል፤ ሆኖም የፈለጉትን ነገር አደረጉበት እንጂ አላወቁትም። እንዲሁም የሰው ልጅ በእጃቸው መከራን ይቀበላል።” 13በዚህ ጊዜ ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ኢየሱስ የነገራቸው ስለ መጥምቁ ዮሐንስ መሆኑን ተረዱ።

ኢየሱስ የሚጥል በሽታ ያለበትን ልጅ ፈወሰ

14ወደ ሕዝቡ እንደ ተመለሱ፣ አንድ ሰው ወደ ኢየሱስ ቀርቦ በፊቱ ተንበረከከና እንዲህ አለ፤ 15“ጌታ ሆይ፤ እባክህ ልጄን ማርልኝ፤ በሚጥል በሽታ እጅግ እየተሠቃየ ነው፤ ብዙ ጊዜ እሳት ውስጥ ይወድቃል፤ ውሃ ውስጥም ይገባል፤ 16ወደ ደቀ መዛሙርትህ አመጣሁት፤ ነገር ግን ሊፈውሱት አልቻሉም።”

17ኢየሱስም፣ “አንት የማታምን ጠማማ ትውልድ፤ እስከ መቼ ከእናንተ ጋር እኖራለሁ፤ እስከ መቼስ እታገሣችኋለሁ። ልጁን ወደዚህ አምጡት” አለ። 18ከዚያም ኢየሱስ ጋኔኑን ገሠጸውና ከልጁ ወጣ፤ ልጁም ከዚያች ሰዓት ጀምሮ ዳነ።

19ደቀ መዛሙርቱም ለብቻቸው ወደ ኢየሱስ ቀርበው፣ “እኛ ጋኔኑን ማስወጣት ያልቻልነው ለምንድን ነው?” ብለው ጠየቁት።

20እርሱም እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “እምነታችሁ በማነሱ ምክንያት ነው፤ እላችኋለሁ፤ የሰናፍጭ ቅንጣት የምታህል እምነት ቢኖራችሁ፣ ይህንን ተራራ፣ ‘ከዚህ ተነሥተህ ወደዚያ ሂድ’ ብትሉት ይሄዳል፤ የሚሳናችሁም ነገር አይኖርም፤ 21የዚህ ዓይነቱ ግን በጸሎትና በጾም ካልሆነ በስተቀር አይወጣም።”

22በገሊላ ተሰባስበው ሳሉ ኢየሱስ እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “የሰውን ልጅ አሳልፈው ለሰዎች ይሰጡታል፤ 23ይገድሉታልም፤ እርሱም በሦስተኛው ቀን ይነሣል።” ደቀ መዛሙርቱም እጅግ አዘኑ።

ስለ ቤተ መቅደስ ግብር ክፍያ

24ኢየሱስና ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ቅፍርናሆም ከደረሱ በኋላ፣ የቤተ መቅደሱ ግብር ተቀባዮች ወደ ጴጥሮስ ቀርበው “መምህራችሁ ሁለቱን ዲናር የቤተ መቅደስ ግብር አይከፍልምን?” አሉት።

25እርሱም፣ “ይከፍላል እንጂ” አላቸው።

ጴጥሮስ ወደ ቤት እንደ ገባ ኢየሱስ በቅድሚያ፣ “ስምዖን፤ የምድር ነገሥታት ግብር ወይም ቀረጥ የሚቀበሉት ከራሳቸው ልጆች ወይስ ከሌሎች ይመስልሃል?” አለው።

26ጴጥሮስም፣ “ከሌሎች ነው የሚቀበሉት” አለው።

ኢየሱስም እንዲህ አለ፤ “እንግዲያውስ ልጆች ነጻ ናቸው፤ 27ሆኖም እንዳናስቀይማቸው ሄደህ መንጠቆህን ወደ ባሕር ጣል፤ መጀመሪያ የምትይዘውን ዓሣ አፉን ስትከፍት የምታገኘውን አንድ እስታቴር በእኔና በአንተ ስም ክፈል።”

New International Version

Matthew 17:1-27

The Transfiguration

1After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. 3Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.

4Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”

5While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”

6When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. 7But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” 8When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.

9As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, “Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

10The disciples asked him, “Why then do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?”

11Jesus replied, “To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things. 12But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.” 13Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist.

Jesus Heals a Demon-Possessed Boy

14When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. 15“Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. 16I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.”

17“You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” 18Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment.

19Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”

20He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” 2117:21 Some manuscripts include here words similar to Mark 9:29.

Jesus Predicts His Death a Second Time

22When they came together in Galilee, he said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. 23They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised to life.” And the disciples were filled with grief.

The Temple Tax

24After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma temple tax came to Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?”

25“Yes, he does,” he replied.

When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. “What do you think, Simon?” he asked. “From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes—from their own children or from others?”

26“From others,” Peter answered.

“Then the children are exempt,” Jesus said to him. 27“But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.”