John the Baptist Prepares the Way
1The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah,1:1 Or Jesus Christ. Messiah (Hebrew) and Christ (Greek) both mean Anointed One. the Son of God,1:1 Some manuscripts do not have the Son of God. 2as it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
“I will send my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way”1:2 Mal. 3:1—
3“a voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.’ ”1:3 Isaiah 40:3
4And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. 6John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. 7And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8I baptize you with1:8 Or in water, but he will baptize you with1:8 Or in the Holy Spirit.”
The Baptism and Testing of Jesus
9At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
12At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, 13and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted1:13 The Greek for tempted can also mean tested. by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.
Jesus Announces the Good News
14After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
Jesus Calls His First Disciples
16As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 18At once they left their nets and followed him.
19When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. 20Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
Jesus Drives Out an Impure Spirit
21They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. 22The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. 23Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, 24“What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”
25“Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” 26The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.
27The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.” 28News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.
Jesus Heals Many
29As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. 31So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.
32That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. 33The whole town gathered at the door, 34and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.
Jesus Prays in a Solitary Place
35Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36Simon and his companions went to look for him, 37and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!”
38Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” 39So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.
Jesus Heals a Man With Leprosy
40A man with leprosy1:40 The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin. came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.”
41Jesus was indignant.1:41 Many manuscripts Jesus was filled with compassion He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” 42Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.
43Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning: 44“See that you don’t tell this to anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.” 45Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places. Yet the people still came to him from everywhere.
Johana Mũbatithania Kũhaarĩria Njĩra
1Kĩambĩrĩria kĩa Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega ũkoniĩ Jesũ Kristũ Mũrũ wa Ngai.
21:2 Mal 3:1; Math 11:10; Luk 7:27O ta ũrĩa kwandĩkĩtwo ibuku-inĩ rĩa Isaia ũrĩa mũnabii atĩrĩ:
“Nĩngũtũma mũtũmwo wakwa athiĩ mbere yaku,
ũrĩa ũgũgũthondekera njĩra yaku.”
31:3 Isa 40:3; Joh 1:23“Kũrĩ mũgambo wa mũndũ ũkwanĩrĩra werũ-inĩ akoiga atĩrĩ,
‘Haarĩriai njĩra ya Mwathani,
rũngariai njĩra ciake.’ ”
41:4 Math 3:1; Joh 1:26, 33Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Johana ookire akĩhunjagia, na akĩbatithanagĩria werũ-inĩ. Aahunjagia atĩ andũ merire, nĩguo marekerwo mehia mao, nĩgeetha mabatithio. 5Nao andũ othe a bũrũri wa Judea na andũ othe a Jerusalemu magĩthiĩ kũrĩ we. Moimbũraga mehia mao, nake akamabatithĩria rũũĩ-inĩ rwa Jorodani. 61:6 2Athe 1:8; Alaw 11:22Johana ehumbaga nguo ciathondeketwo na guoya wa ngamĩĩra, na nĩehotoraga mũcibi wa rũũa njohero, na aarĩĩaga ngigĩ na ũũkĩ wa gĩthaka. 71:7 Atũm 13:25Nayo ndũmĩrĩri yake yarĩ ĩno: “Thuutha wakwa nĩgũgũũka mũndũ ũngĩ ũrĩ na hinya kũngĩra, ũrĩa niĩ itagĩrĩire kũinamĩrĩra njohore ndigi cia iraatũ ciake. 81:8 Isa 44:3Niĩ ndĩmũbatithagia na maaĩ, nowe arĩmũbatithagia na Roho Mũtheru.”
Kũbatithio na Kũgerio kwa Jesũ
9Na rĩrĩ, ihinda o rĩu Jesũ agĩũka oimĩte Nazarethi kũu Galili, na akĩbatithio nĩ Johana rũũĩ-inĩ rwa Jorodani. 101:10 Joh 1:32; Joel 2:28Na rĩrĩa Jesũ oimĩraga maaĩ-inĩ akĩona igũrũ rĩahingũka, nake Roho Mũtheru akĩmũikũrũkĩra ahaana ta ndutura. 111:11 Math 3:17Mũgambo ũkiuma igũrũ ũkiuga atĩrĩ, “We nĩwe Mũrũ wakwa ũrĩa nyendete, na nĩngenaga mũno nĩwe.”
12Na o rĩmwe Roho akĩmuoya akĩmũtwara werũ-inĩ, 13na agĩikara kũu werũ-inĩ matukũ mĩrongo ĩna, akĩgeragio nĩ Shaitani. Nake aikaranagia na nyamũ cia gĩthaka, nao araika makamũtungatagĩra.
Jesũ gwĩta Arutwo ake a Mbere
141:14 Math 4:23Thuutha wa Johana gũikio njeera, Jesũ agĩthiĩ Galili akĩhunjagia Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega wa Ngai, 151:15 Agal 4:4; Atũm 20:21akiuga atĩrĩ, “Ihinda nĩikinyu, naguo ũthamaki wa Ngai nĩũkuhĩrĩirie. Mwĩrirei mwĩtĩkie Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega!”
161:16 Atũm 23:19; Math 9:11Na rĩrĩa Jesũ aathiiagĩra hũgũrũrũ-inĩ cia iria rĩa Galili, nĩonire Simoni na mũrũ wa nyina Anderea magĩikia neti ciao iria-inĩ, nĩgũkorwo maarĩ ategi a thamaki. 17Nake Jesũ akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Ũkai, mũnũmĩrĩre, na nĩngamũtua ategi a andũ.” 181:18 Math 6:16-18; Atũm 13:2O rĩmwe magĩtiganĩria neti ciao makĩmũrũmĩrĩra.
19Na aathiathia hanini, akĩona Jakubu mũrũ wa Zebedi hamwe na mũrũ wa nyina Johana marĩ gatarũ-inĩ makĩhaarĩria neti ciao. 20O rĩmwe akĩmeeta, nao magĩtiga ithe wao Zebedi gatarũ-inĩ hamwe na aruti ake a wĩra na makĩmũrũmĩrĩra.
Jesũ Kũingata Ngoma Thũku
211:21 Mar 10:1Nao magĩthiĩ Kaperinaumu, na rĩrĩa mũthenya wa Thabatũ wakinyire, Jesũ agĩtoonya thunagogi na akĩambĩrĩria kũrutana. 221:22 Math 7:28-29Na andũ makĩgegio nĩ ũrutani wake, nĩgũkorwo aamarutaga ta mũndũ warĩ na ũhoti, no ti ta arutani a watho. 23Na rĩrĩ, hĩndĩ o ĩyo kũu thunagogi yao, nĩ kwarĩ na mũndũ warĩ na ngoma thũku, nake akĩanĩrĩra, akiuga atĩrĩ, 241:24 Math 8:29; Math 2:23; Luk 24:19“Ũrenda atĩa na ithuĩ, wee Jesũ wa Nazarethi? Ũũkĩte gũtũniina? Nĩnjũũĩ wee nĩwe ũ! Wee nĩwe Ũrĩa-Mũtheru-wa-Ngai.”
25Nake Jesũ akĩmĩkũma na hinya, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Kira na uume thĩinĩ wake!” 261:26 Mar 1:26Ngoma ĩyo thũku ĩkĩmũthukathuka na hinya na ĩkiuma thĩinĩ wake ĩgĩkayaga.
271:27 Mar 10:24, 32Andũ acio othe makĩgega mũno nginya makĩũrania atĩrĩ, “Ũndũ ũyũ nĩ ũrĩkũ? Ũyũ nĩ ũrutani mwerũ, wĩ na ũhoti! Nĩ araatha o na ngoma thũku na ikamwathĩkĩra.” 281:28 Math 9:26Nayo ngumo yake ĩkĩhunja na ihenya bũrũri wothe wa Galili.
Jesũ Kũhonia Andũ Aingĩ
29Na maarĩkia kuuma thunagogi, magĩthiĩ na Jakubu na Johana mũciĩ gwa Simoni na Anderea. 30Na rĩrĩ, nyina wa mũtumia wa Simoni aarĩ gĩtanda-inĩ arĩ mũrũaru mũrimũ wa kũhiũha mwĩrĩ, nao makĩĩra Jesũ ũhoro wake. 311:31 Luk 7:14Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Jesũ agĩthiĩ harĩa aarĩ, akĩmũnyiita guoko akĩmũũkĩria. Mũrimũ ũcio wa kũhiũha mwĩrĩ ũkĩmũtiga na akĩambĩrĩria kũmatungatĩra.
321:32 Math 4:24Hwaĩ-inĩ ũcio thuutha wa riũa gũthũa, andũ makĩrehera Jesũ andũ arĩa othe maarĩ arũaru na arĩa maarĩ na ndaimono. 33Nao andũ a itũũra othe makĩũngana hau mũrango-inĩ wa nyũmba, 341:34 Math 4:23; Mar 3:12; Atũm 16:17nake Jesũ akĩhonia andũ aingĩ arĩa maarĩ na mĩrimũ mĩthemba mĩingĩ. Ningĩ akĩingata ndaimono nyingĩ, no ndetĩkĩririe ndaimono ciarie tondũ nĩciamũũĩ.
Jesũ Kũhooya arĩ Handũ Keheri-inĩ
351:35 Luk 7:21Rũciinĩ kĩroko tene kũrĩ o na nduma, Jesũ agĩũkĩra akiuma nyũmba agĩthiĩ handũ keheri-inĩ, akĩhoera ho. 36Nake Simoni na arĩa maarĩ nao magĩthiĩ kũmwetha, 37na rĩrĩa maamuonire, makĩanĩrĩra, makĩmwĩra atĩrĩ: “Andũ othe nĩwe maracaria!”
381:38 Isa 61:1Jesũ akĩmacookeria atĩrĩ, “Rekei tuume gũkũ tũthiĩ kũndũ kũngĩ, matũũra-inĩ marĩa me hakuhĩ, nĩguo hunjie o nakuo. Tondũ nĩkĩo ndokire.” 391:39 Math 4:23; Math 4:24Nĩ ũndũ ũcio agĩthiũrũrũka Galili guothe akĩhunjagia thunagogi-inĩ ciao na akĩingataga ndaimono.
Mũndũ warĩ na Mangũ
401:40 Mar 10:17Na mũndũ ũmwe warĩ na mangũ agĩũka kũrĩ we na akĩmũthaitha aturĩtie maru, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Ũngĩenda-rĩ, no ũũtherie.”
41Nake Jesũ akĩringwo nĩ tha nyingĩ, agĩtambũrũkia guoko gwake akĩhutia mũndũ ũcio. Akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Nĩ ngwenda. Therio.” 42Na o hĩndĩ ĩyo mũndũ ũcio agĩthirwo nĩ mangũ, akĩhonio.
43Nake Jesũ akĩmũkaania na hinya na akĩmwĩra athiĩ, 441:44 Math 8:4; Alaw 13:49ningĩ akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Menya ndũkeere mũndũ o na ũrĩkũ ũhoro ũyũ. No thiĩ ũkeyonanie kũrĩ mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai, na ũrute magongona marĩa Musa aathanĩte nĩ ũndũ wa gũtherio gwaku, ũtuĩke ũira kũrĩ o.” 451:45 Luk 15:15-16; Mar 2:3No handũ ha ũguo agĩthiĩ, akĩambĩrĩria kwaria na kũmemerekia ũhoro ũcio. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Jesũ ndacookire kũhota gũtoonya itũũra thĩinĩ akĩonagwo nĩ andũ, no aikaraga na nja kũndũ gũtaarĩ andũ. No andũ no mookaga kũrĩ we moimĩte kũndũ guothe.