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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.”

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Matayo 11:1-30

Yesu ne Yokaana Omubatiza

111:1 Mat 7:28Awo Yesu bwe yamala okulagira abayigirizwa be ekkumi n’ababiri n’avaayo n’agenda okubuulira n’okuyigiriza mu bibuga byabwe.

211:2 Mat 14:3Yokaana Omubatiza, eyali omusibe mu kkomera mu kiseera ekyo, bwe yawulira emirimu Kristo gye yali akola, n’amutumira abayigirizwa be. 311:3 Zab 118:26; Yk 11:27; Beb 10:37Ne babuuza Yesu nti, “Ggwe wuuyo gwe tubadde tulindirira, nantiki tulindirireyo omulala?”

4Yesu n’abaddamu nti, “Muddeeyo eri Yokaana mumugambe bye mulaba ne bye muwulira. 511:5 Is 35:4-6; 61:1; Luk 4:18, 19Abazibe b’amaaso balaba, n’abalema batambula. Abagenge balongoosebwa ne bakiggala bawulira, n’abafu bazuukizibwa n’abaavu babuulirwa Enjiri. 611:6 Mat 13:21Era mumumpeere obubaka buno nti, ‘Alina omukisa oyo atanneesittalako.’ ”

711:7 Mat 3:1Awo abayigirizwa ba Yokaana Omubatiza bwe baamala okugenda, Yesu n’ategeeza abantu ebya Yokaana nti, “Bwe mwagenda mu ddungu mwagenderera kulaba ki? Olumuli olunyeenyezebwa n’empewo? 8Naye kiki kye mwagenda okulaba? Omuntu ayambadde engoye ezinekaaneka? Laba abambala engoye ennungi babeera mu mbiri za bakabaka. 911:9 Mat 21:26; Luk 1:76Naye mwagenda kulaba ki? Nnabbi. Weewaawo ka mbabuulire, oyo asinga ne nnabbi. 1011:10 Mal 3:1; Mak 1:2Kubanga ye oyo ayogerwako mu Byawandiikibwa nti,

“ ‘Ndiweereza omubaka wange akukulembere,

alikuteekerateekera ekkubo nga tonnajja.’

11Ddala ddala mbagamba nti tewabangawo muntu eyazaalibwa omukazi asinga Yokaana Omubatiza. Naye asembayo okuba omukulu mu bwakabaka obw’omu ggulu asinga Yokaana. 12Era okuva mu biro bya Yokaana Omubatiza n’okutuusa kaakano, obwakabaka obw’omu ggulu buyingirwa n’amaanyi, era abantu ab’amaanyi ennyo be babutwala. 13Kubanga amateeka gonna era n’obunnabbi byonna byayogera okutuukira ddala ku Yokaana. 1411:14 Mal 4:5; Mat 17:10-13; Mak 9:11-13; Luk 1:17; Yk 1:21Era obanga mwagala okukkiriza, ye Eriya anaatera okujja. 1511:15 Mat 13:9, 43; Mak 4:23; Luk 14:35; Kub 2:7Alina amatu agawulira, awulire.”

16“Eggwanga lino nnaaligeraageranya ku ki? Bafaanana ng’abaana abato abazannya emizannyo gyabwe mu katale, nga bagamba bato bannaabwe nti,

17“ ‘Twabafuuyira omulere,

ne mutazina;

ne tuyimba oluyimba olw’okukungubaga,

ne mutakungubaga.’

1811:18 a Mat 3:4 b Luk 1:15Kubanga Yokaana eyali talya wadde okunywa yajja ne mugamba nti, ‘Aliko dayimooni.’ 1911:19 Mat 9:11Omwana w’Omuntu, bwe yajja ng’alya era ng’anywa, ne boogera nti, ‘Wa mululu, muntu munywi, era mukwano gw’abasolooza b’omusolo n’aboonoonyi. B’abeeramu!’ So nga amagezi geeragira mu bikolwa.”

20Yesu n’anenya nnyo ebibuga mwe yakolera ebyamagero ebisinga obungi, kubanga tebeenenya. 2111:21 a Mak 6:45; Luk 9:10; Yk 12:21 b Mat 15:21; Luk 6:17; Bik 12:20 c Yon 3:5-9“Zikusanze, ggwe Kolaziini! Zikusanze ggwe Besusayida! Kubanga ebyamagero bye nakolera mu mmwe, singa nabikolera mu Ttuulo ne mu Sidoni, bandibadde beenenya dda nga bali mu bibukutu n’evvu ku mitwe gyabwe. 2211:22 nny 24; Mat 10:15Ddala ddala Ttuulo ne Sidoni biriyisibwa bulungiko okusinga mmwe ku lunaku olw’okusalirako omusango! 2311:23 a Mat 4:13 b Is 14:13-15Naawe Kaperunawumu, newaakubadde nga wagulumizibwa okutuuka eggulu gye likoma, naye oliserengesebwa wansi emagombe. Kubanga ebyamagero eby’ekitalo ebyakolebwa ewuwo, singa byakolerwa mu Sodomu, kyandibadde kikyaliwo ne leero. 2411:24 Mat 10:15Ddala ddala Sodomu kigenda kuyisibwa bulungiko, okusinga ggwe, ku lunaku olw’okusalirako omusango!”

Abakooye n’Abazitoowereddwa

2511:25 a Luk 22:42; Yk 11:41 b 1Ko 1:26-29Yesu n’asaba bw’ati nti, “Ayi Kitange, Mukama w’eggulu n’ensi, nkwebaza kubanga ebigambo byo bino eby’amazima wabikisa abo abeeyita ab’amagezi ennyo, naye n’obibikkulira abaana abato. 26Weewaawo Kitange, bw’otyo bwe wasiima.”

2711:27 a Mat 28:18 b Yk 3:35; 13:3; 17:2 c Yk 10:15“Kitange yankwasa ebintu byonna era Kitange yekka y’amanyi Omwana, nange Omwana Nze nzekka Nze mmanyi Kitange, n’abo Omwana b’aba ayagadde okulaga Kitaawe nabo bamumanyi.”

2811:28 Yk 7:37“Mujje gye ndi mmwe mwenna abakooye era abazitoowereddwa, nange nnaabawummuza. 2911:29 a Yk 13:15; Baf 2:5 b Yer 6:16Musitule ekikoligo kyange, muyigire ku nze, kubanga ndi muwombeefu era omuteefu mu mutima, n’emyoyo gyammwe girifuna ekiwummulo. 3011:30 1Yk 5:3Kubanga ekikoligo kyange kyangu, n’omugugu gwange teguzitowa.”