New Amharic Standard Version

ዮሐንስ 7:1-53

ኢየሱስ የዳስ በዓል ወደሚከበርበት ሄደ

1ከዚህ በኋላ ኢየሱስ፣ በዚያ የነበሩት አይሁድ ሊገድሉት ስለ ፈለጉ፣ በይሁዳ አውራጃ መዘዋወር ትቶ በገሊላ ተዘዋወረ። 2የአይሁድ የዳስ በዓል በተቃረበ ጊዜ ግን፣ 3የኢየሱስ ወንድሞች እንዲህ አሉት፤ “ደቀ መዛሙርትህም ደግሞ የምታደርገውን ታምራት እንዲያዩ፣ ከዚህ ወደ ይሁዳ ሂድ፤ 4ራሱን ሊገልጥ እየፈለገ በስውር የሚሠራ ማንም የለምና። አንተም እነዚህን ነገሮች የምታደርግ ከሆነ፣ ራስህን ለዓለም ግለጥ።” 5የገዛ ወንድሞቹ እንኳ አላመኑበትም ነበር።

6ኢየሱስም እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “ለእኔ ትክክለኛው ጊዜ ገና አልደረሰም፤ ለእናንተ ግን ማንኛውም ጊዜ ምቹ ነው። 7ዓለም እናንተን ሊጠላ አይችልም፤ እኔ ግን፣ አድራጎቱ ክፉ መሆኑን ስለምመሰክርበት ይጠላኛል። 8እናንተ ወደ በዓሉ ሂዱ፤ ለእኔ ትክክለኛው ጊዜ ስላልደረሰ7፥8 አንዳንድ ቅጆች ገና ስላልደረሰ ይላሉ ወደ በዓሉ አልሄድም።” 9ይህን ብሎአቸው በገሊላ ቈየ።

10ይሁን እንጂ፣ ወንድሞቹ ወደ በዓሉ ከሄዱ በኋላ፣ እርሱም በግልጥ ሳይሆን በስውር ወደ በዓሉ ሄደ። 11በበዓሉም ላይ አይሁድ፣ “ያ ሰው የት አለ?” እያሉ ይፈልጉት ነበር።

12ስለ እርሱ በሕዝቡ መካከል ብዙ ጒምጒምታ ነበር። አንዳንዶች፣ “ደግ ሰው ነው” አሉ።

ሌሎች ግን፣ “የለም፤ ሕዝቡን የሚያስት ነው” አሉ። 13ይሁን እንጂ አይሁድን ከመፍራት የተነሣ ስለ እርሱ በግልጽ የተናገረ ማንም አልነበረም።

ኢየሱስ በበዓሉ ላይ ተገኝቶ አስተማረ

14በበዓሉም አጋማሽ ኢየሱስ ወደ ቤተ መቅደስ ወጥቶ ያስተምር ጀመር። 15አይሁድም በመደነቅ፣ “ይህ ሰው ሳይማር መጻሕፍትን እንዴት ሊያውቅ ቻለ?” አሉ።

16ኢየሱስም መልሶ እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “የማስተምረው ትምህርት ከራሴ ሳይሆን፣ ከላከኝ የመጣ ነው። 17ማንም የእግዚአብሔርን ፈቃድ ለማድረግ ቢፈልግ፣ የእኔ ትምህርት ከእግዚአብሔር ወይም ከራሴ የመጣ መሆኑን ለይቶ ያውቃል፤ 18ከራሱ የሚናገር፣ ያን የሚያደርገው ለራሱ ክብርን ስለሚሻ ነው፤ ስለ ላከው ክብር የሚሠራ ግን እርሱ እውነተኛ ነው፤ ሐሰትም አይገኝበትም። 19ሙሴ ሕግን አልሰጣችሁምን? ነገር ግን አንዳችሁም ሕጉን አልጠበቃችሁም። ለምን ልትገድሉኝ ትፈልጋላችሁ?”

20ሕዝቡም፣ “አንት ጋኔን ያደረብህ! ደግሞ አንተን ማን ሊገድል ይፈልጋል?” አሉት።

21ኢየሱስም መልሶ እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “አንድ ሥራ ብሠራ፣ ሁላችሁም ተገረማችሁ። 22ግዝረት የመጣው ከአባቶች እንጂ ከሙሴ አይደለም፤ ሆኖም ሙሴ ግዝረትን ስለ ሰጣችሁ በሰንበት እንኳ ሕፃን ትገርዛላችሁ። 23የሙሴ ሕግ እንዳይሻር ሕፃን በሰንበት የሚገረዝ ከሆነ፣ የሰውን ሁለንተና በሰንበት ስለ ፈወስሁ ለምን በእኔ ላይ ትቈጣላችሁ? 24የሰውን ፊት በማየት መፍረድ ትታችሁ ቅን ፍርድ ፍረዱ።”

ኢየሱስ፣ እርሱ ክርስቶስ ስለ መሆኑ

25በዚህ ጊዜ በኢየሩሳሌም የነበሩ አንዳንድ ሰዎች እንዲህ አሉ፤ “ሊገድሉት የሚፈልጉት ሰው ይህ አይደለምን? 26ይኸው እርሱ በአደባባይ ይናገራል፤ አንድም ቃል አይናገሩትም፤ ክርስቶስ7፥26 ወይም መሲሑ፤ እንዲሁም ቍ 27፡31፡41 እና 42 ይመ ነው ብለው ባለ ሥልጣኖቹም ተቀብለውት ይሆን? 27ይህ ሰው ግን ከየት እንደሆነ እኛ እናውቃለን፤ ክርስቶስ ሲመጣ እኮ ከየት እንደሆነ ማንም አያውቅም።”

28ኢየሱስ በቤተ መቅደስ አደባባይ ሲያስተምር ድምፁን ከፍ አድርጎ እንዲህ አለ፤ “አዎን፣ እኔን ታውቁኛላችሁ፤ ከየት እንደሆንሁም ታውቃላችሁ። እኔ እዚህ ያለሁት በገዛ ራሴ አይደለም፤ ነገር ግን የላከኝ እርሱ እውነተኛ ነው። እናንተ አታውቁትም፤ 29እኔ ግን ከእርሱ ዘንድ ስለ ሆንሁ፣ እርሱም ስለ ላከኝ ዐውቀዋለሁ።”

30ስለዚህ ሊይዙት ፈለጉ፤ ነገር ግን ጊዜው ገና ስላልደረሰ ማንም እጁን አላሳረፈበትም፤ 31ሆኖም ከሕዝቡ ብዙዎች በእርሱ አምነው፣ “ታዲያ፣ ክርስቶስ ሲመጣ ይህ ሰው ከሚሠራቸው ታምራዊ ምልክቶች የበለጠ ያደርጋል?” አሉ።

32ፈሪሳውያን፣ ሕዝቡ ስለ እርሱ በጒምጒ ምታ የሚነጋገረውን ነገር ሰሙ፤ የካህናት አለቆችና ፈሪሳውያንም እንዲይዙት የቤተ መቅደስ ጠባቂዎችን ላኳቸው።

33ኢየሱስም እንዲህ አለ፤ “ከእናንተ ጋር የምቈየው ጥቂት ጊዜ ነው፤ ከዚያም ወደ ላከኝ እሄዳለሁ፤ 34ትፈልጉኛላችሁ፤ ግን አታገኙኝም፤ ወዳለሁበትም ልትመጡ አትችሉም።”

35አይሁድም እርስ በርሳቸው እንዲህ ተባባሉ፤ “ይህ ሰው፣ ልናገኘው የማንችለው ወዴት ለመሄድ ቢያስብ ነው? በግሪኮች መካከል ተበታትነው ወደሚኖሩት ወገኖቻችን ሄዶ ግሪኮችን ሊያስተምር ፈልጎ ይሆን? 36‘ትፈልጉኛላችሁ፤ ግን አታገኙኝም፤’ ደግሞም፣ ‘እኔ ወዳለሁበት ልትመጡ አትችሉም’ ሲል ምን ማለቱ ይሆን?”

37የበዓሉ መጨረሻ በሆነው በታላቁ ቀን፣ ኢየሱስ ቆሞ ከፍ ባለ ድምፅ እንዲህ አለ፤ “ማንም የተጠማ ቢኖር ወደ እኔ ይምጣና ይጠጣ፤ 38በእኔ የሚያምን፣ መጽሐፍ እንዳለ7፥37-38 ወይም ማንም የተጠማ ቢኖር ወደ እኔ ይምጣ፤ 38በእኔ የሚያምን ይጠጣ የሕይወት ውሃ ምንጭ ከውስጡ ይፈልቃል።” 39ይህን ያለው በእርሱ የሚያምኑ ስለሚቀ በሉት መንፈስ ነበር፤ ምክንያቱም ኢየሱስ ገና ስላልከበረ መንፈስ አልተሰጠም ነበር።

40ከሕዝቡ አንዳንዶቹ ቃሉን ሰምተው፣ “ይህ ሰው በእርግጥ ነቢዩ ነው” አሉ።

41ሌሎችም፣ “እርሱ ክርስቶስ ነው” አሉ።

ሌሎች ደግሞ እንዲህ አሉ፤ “ክርስቶስ ከገሊላ እንዴት ሊመጣ ይችላል? 42መጽሐፍ፣ ክርስቶስ ከዳዊት ዘር7፥42 ወይም ከዳዊት ቤተ ሰብ፣ ዳዊትም ከኖረበት ከቤተ ልሔም እንደሚመጣ ይናገር የለምን?” 43ስለዚህም በኢየሱስ ምክንያት በሕዝቡ መካከል መለያየት ሆነ፤ 44አንዳንዶቹም ሊይዙት ፈለጉ፤ ነገር ግን ማንም እጁን አላሳረፈበትም።

የአይሁድ መሪዎች አለማመን

45በመጨረሻም የቤተ መቅደስ ጠባቂዎቹ፣ ወደ ካህናት አለቆችና ወደ ፈሪሳውያን ተመልሰው ሄዱ፤ እነርሱም ጠባቂዎቹን፣ “ለምን አላመጣችሁትም?” አሏቸው።

46ጠባቂዎቹም፣ “እንደዚህ ሰው፣ ከቶ ማንም ተናግሮ አያውቅም” ሲሉ መለሱ።

47ፈሪሳውያንም እንዲህ ሲሉ መለሱ፤ “እናንተም ተታላችኋል ማለት ነው? 48ለመሆኑ ከባለሥልጣኖችና ከፈሪሳውያን በእርሱ ያመነ አለ? 49ሕጉን የማያውቅ ይህ ሕዝብ ግን የተረገመ ነው።”

50ከዚህ ቀደም ወደ ኢየሱስ ሄዶ የነበረውና ከእነርሱ አንዱ የሆነው ኒቆዲሞስ እንዲህ አላቸው፤ 51“ሕጋችን፣ አስቀድሞ አንድን ሰው ሳይሰማና ምን እንዳደረገ ሳይረዳ ይፈርድበታልን?”

52እነርሱም፣ “አንተም ደግሞ ከገሊላ ነህን? ነቢይ7፥52 ሁለት የጥንት ቅጆች ነቢዩ ይላሉ ከገሊላ እንደማይነሣ መርምር፤ ትደርስበታለህ” ብለው መለሱለት።

53ከዚህ በኋላ ሁሉም ወደየቤታቸው ሄዱ።

New International Reader’s Version

John 7:1-53

Jesus Goes to the Feast of Booths

1After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He didn’t want to travel around in Judea. That was because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him. 2The Jewish Feast of Booths was near. 3Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave Galilee and go to Judea. Then your disciples there will see the works that you do. 4No one who wants to be well known does things in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” 5Even Jesus’ own brothers did not believe in him.

6So Jesus told them, “The time for me to show who I really am is not here yet. For you, any time would be the right time. 7The people of the world can’t hate you. But they hate me. This is because I am a witness that their works are evil. 8You go to the feast. I am not going up to this feast. This is because my time has not yet fully come.” 9After he said this, he stayed in Galilee.

10But when his brothers had left for the feast, he went also. But he went secretly, not openly. 11At the feast the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus. They were asking, “Where is he?”

12Many people in the crowd were whispering about him. Some said, “He is a good man.”

Others replied, “No. He fools the people.” 13But no one would say anything about him openly. They were afraid of the leaders.

Jesus Teaches at the Feast

14Jesus did nothing until halfway through the feast. Then he went up to the temple courtyard and began to teach. 15The Jews there were amazed. They asked, “How did this man learn so much without being taught?”

16Jesus answered, “What I teach is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me. 17Here is how someone can find out whether my teaching comes from God or from me. That person must choose to do what God wants them to do. 18Whoever speaks on their own does it to get personal honor. But someone who works for the honor of the one who sent him is truthful. Nothing about him is false. 19Didn’t Moses give you the law? But not one of you obeys the law. Why are you trying to kill me?”

20“You are controlled by demons,” the crowd answered. “Who is trying to kill you?”

21Jesus said to them, “I did one miracle, and you are all amazed. 22Moses gave you circumcision, and so you circumcise a child on the Sabbath day. But circumcision did not really come from Moses. It came from Abraham. 23You circumcise a boy on the Sabbath day. You think that if you do, you won’t break the law of Moses. Then why are you angry with me? I healed a man’s entire body on the Sabbath day! 24Stop judging only by what you see. Judge in the right way.”

People Don’t Agree About Who Jesus Is

25Then some of the people of Jerusalem began asking questions. They said, “Isn’t this the man some people are trying to kill? 26Here he is! He is speaking openly. They aren’t saying a word to him. Have the authorities really decided that he is the Messiah? 27But we know where this man is from. When the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from.”

28Jesus was still teaching in the temple courtyard. He cried out, “Yes, you know me. And you know where I am from. I am not here on my own authority. The one who sent me is true. You do not know him. 29But I know him. I am from him, and he sent me.”

30When he said this, they tried to arrest him. But no one laid a hand on him. The time for him to show who he really was had not yet come. 31Still, many people in the crowd believed in him. They said, “How will it be when the Messiah comes? Will he do more signs than this man?”

32The Pharisees heard the crowd whispering things like this about him. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest him.

33Jesus said, “I am with you for only a short time. Then I will go to the one who sent me. 34You will look for me, but you won’t find me. You can’t come where I am going.”

35The Jews said to one another, “Where does this man plan to go? Does he think we can’t find him? Will he go where our people live scattered among the Greeks? Will he go there to teach the Greeks? 36What did he mean when he said, ‘You will look for me, but you won’t find me’? And what did he mean when he said, ‘You can’t come where I am going’?”

37It was the last and most important day of the feast. Jesus stood up and spoke in a loud voice. He said, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38Does anyone believe in me? Then, just as Scripture says, rivers of living water will flow from inside them.” 39When he said this, he meant the Holy Spirit. Those who believed in Jesus would receive the Spirit later. Up to that time, the Spirit had not been given. This was because Jesus had not yet received glory.

40The people heard his words. Some of them said, “This man must be the Prophet we’ve been expecting.”

41Others said, “He is the Messiah.”

Still others asked, “How can the Messiah come from Galilee? 42Doesn’t Scripture say that the Messiah will come from the family line of David? Doesn’t it say that he will come from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?” 43So the people did not agree about who Jesus was. 44Some wanted to arrest him. But no one laid a hand on him.

The Jewish Leaders Do Not Believe

45Finally the temple guards went back to the chief priests and the Pharisees. They asked the guards, “Why didn’t you bring him in?”

46“No one ever spoke the way this man does,” the guards replied.

47“You mean he has fooled you also?” the Pharisees asked. 48“Have any of the rulers or Pharisees believed in him? 49No! But this mob knows nothing about the law. There is a curse on them.”

50Then Nicodemus, a Pharisee, spoke. He was the one who had gone to Jesus earlier. He asked, 51“Does our law find a man guilty without hearing him first? Doesn’t it want to find out what he is doing?”

52They replied, “Are you from Galilee too? Look into it. You will find that a prophet does not come out of Galilee.”

53Then they all went home.