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Matthew 11

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.[a]

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

Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy[b] are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”

As 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? If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings’ palaces. Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is the one about whom it is written:

“‘I will send my messenger ahead of you,
    who will prepare your way before you.’[c]

11 Truly 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. 12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence,[d] and violent people have been raiding it. 13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. 14 And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come. 15 Whoever 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.’

18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19 The 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

20 Then 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. 22 But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you. 23 And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades.[e] For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. 24 But 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

25 At 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. 26 Yes, 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. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Footnotes

  1. Matthew 11:1 Greek in their towns
  2. Matthew 11:5 The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.
  3. Matthew 11:10 Mal. 3:1
  4. Matthew 11:12 Or been forcefully advancing
  5. Matthew 11:23 That is, the realm of the dead

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Mateyu 11

Otumidwa ndi Yohane Mʼbatizi

1Ndipo Yesu atamaliza kulangiza ophunzira ake khumi ndi awiri aja, anachoka kumeneko kupita kukaphunzitsa ndi kukalalikira ku mizinda ya ku Galileya.

Yohane ali mʼndende anamva zimene Khristu ankachita, ndipo anatumiza ophunzira ake kukamufunsa Iye. Anamufunsa kuti, “Kodi Inu ndinu uja ankanena kuti mudzabwerayu kapena tidikire wina?”

Yesu anayankha kuti, “Bwererani ndi kukamuwuza Yohane zimene mwamva ndi kuona. Osaona akuona, olumala akuyenda, akhate akuchiritsidwa, osamva akumva, akufa akuukitsidwa ndipo Uthenga Wabwino ukulalikidwa kwa osauka. Odala ndi munthu amene sakhumudwa chifukwa cha Ine.”

Pamene ophunzira a Yohane ankachoka, Yesu anayamba kuyankhula kwa gulu la anthu za Yohane kuti, “Kodi munkapita ku chipululu kuti mukaone chiyani? Kodi bango logwedezeka ndi mphepo? Nanga munkapita kukaona chiyani, munthu wovala zokongola? Ayi, wovala zokongola amakhala mʼnyumba za mafumu. Nanga munkapita kukaona chiyani? Mneneri kodi? Inde ndikuwuzani kuti munkakaona woposa mneneri. 10 Uyu ndi amene malemba akunena za iye kuti,

“Ine ndidzatuma mthenga wanga patsogolo panu
    amene adzakonza njira yanu.

11 Zoonadi, Ine ndikuwuzani kuti pakati pa obadwa ndi mkazi sipanaoneke wina aliyense wamkulu woposa Yohane Mʼbatizi; komatu amene ndi wamngʼono kwambiri mu ufumu wakumwamba ndi wamkulu koposa iye. 12 Kuyambira masiku a Yohane Mʼbatizi mpaka tsopano, ufumu wakumwamba ndi wolimbirana ndipo anthu amphamvu okha ndi amene akuwulanda. 13 Pakuti aneneri onse ndi malamulo ananenera kufikira nthawi ya Yohane. 14 Ndipo ngati inu mufuna kulandira izi, iyeyu ndi Eliya amene ankanena kuti adzabwera uja. 15 Iye amene ali ndi makutu amve.

16 “Kodi mʼbado uwu ndingawufanizire ndi chiyani? Uli ngati ana opezeka mʼmisika amene akuyitana anzawo nʼkumati:

17 “ ‘Tinakuyimbirani zitoliro,
    koma inu simunavine;
ife tinayimba nyimbo zamaliro,
    koma inu simunalire.’

18 Pakuti Yohane sanabwerere kudya kapena kumwa koma iwo ankanena kuti, ‘Iye anali ndi chiwanda.’ 19 Mwana wa Munthu anabwera ndi kumadya ndi kumwa koma iwo akuti, ‘Munthu wadyera, woledzera, bwenzi la amisonkho ndi bwenzi la ochimwa.’ Koma nzeru imatsimikizika kuti ndi yolondola mwa ntchito zake.”

Tsoka la Mizinda Itatu Yosatembenuka mtima

20 Pamenepo Yesu anayamba kudzudzula mizinda imene zodabwitsa zake zambiri zinachitikamo, chifukwa chakuti sinatembenuke mtima. 21 “Tsoka kwa iwe Korazini! Tsoka kwa iwe Betisaida! Ngati zodabwitsa zimene zinachitika mwa iwe zikanachitidwa mu Turo ndi Sidoni, iwo akanalapa kale atavala ziguduli ndi kudzola phulusa. 22 Koma ndikuwuzani inu kuti pa tsiku lachiweruzo mlandu wa Turo ndi Sidoni udzachepako kusiyana ndi wanu. 23 Ndipo iwe Kaperenawo, kodi udzakwezedwa kufika kumwamba? Ayi, udzatsitsidwa mpaka pansi kufika ku Hade. Ngati zodabwitsa zimene zinachitika mwa iwe, zikanachitika mu Sodomu, bwenzi iye alipo kufikira lero. 24 Koma Ine ndikuwuzani kuti pa tsiku la chiweruziro mlandu wa Sodomu udzachepako kusiyana ndi wanu.”

Goli la Khristu

25 Pa nthawi imeneyo Yesu anati, “Ine ndikukuyamikani Inu Atate Ambuye akumwamba ndi dziko lapansi, chifukwa Inu mwawabisira zinthu izi anzeru ndi ophunzira ndi kuziwulula kwa ana angʼonoangʼono. 26 Inde, Atate, ichi chinali chokukomerani Inu.

27 “Zinthu zonse zapatsidwa kwa Ine ndi Atate anga. Palibe mmodzi amene adziwa Mwana kupatula Atate ndipo palibe mmodzi amene adziwa Atate kupatula Mwana ndi kwa iwo amene Mwana awasankha kuwawululira.

28 “Idzani kwa Ine, inu nonse otopa ndi olemedwa ndipo Ine ndidzakupatsani mpumulo. 29 Senzani goli langa ndipo phunzirani kwa Ine, pakuti ndine wofatsa ndi wodzichepetsa. Ndipo inu mudzapeza mpumulo wa miyoyo yanu. 30 Pakuti goli langa ndi losavuta ndipo katundu wanga ndi wopepuka.”