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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

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Matayo 11

Yesu ne Yokaana Omubatiza

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

Yokaana Omubatiza, eyali omusibe mu kkomera mu kiseera ekyo, bwe yawulira emirimu Kristo gye yali akola, n’amutumira abayigirizwa be. Ne babuuza Yesu nti, “Ggwe wuuyo gwe tubadde tulindirira, nantiki tulindirireyo omulala?”

Yesu n’abaddamu nti, “Muddeeyo eri Yokaana mumugambe bye mulaba ne bye muwulira. Abazibe b’amaaso balaba, n’abalema batambula. Abagenge balongoosebwa ne bakiggala bawulira, n’abafu bazuukizibwa n’abaavu babuulirwa Enjiri. Era mumumpeere obubaka buno nti, ‘Alina omukisa oyo atanneesittalako.’ ”

Awo 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? Naye kiki kye mwagenda okulaba? Omuntu ayambadde engoye ezinekaaneka? Laba abambala engoye ennungi babeera mu mbiri za bakabaka. Naye mwagenda kulaba ki? Nnabbi. Weewaawo ka mbabuulire, oyo asinga ne nnabbi. 10 Kubanga ye oyo ayogerwako mu Byawandiikibwa nti,

“ ‘Ndiweereza omubaka wange akukulembere,
    alikuteekerateekera ekkubo nga tonnajja.’

11 Ddala ddala mbagamba nti tewabangawo muntu eyazaalibwa omukazi asinga Yokaana Omubatiza. Naye asembayo okuba omukulu mu bwakabaka obw’omu ggulu asinga Yokaana. 12 Era okuva mu biro bya Yokaana Omubatiza n’okutuusa kaakano, obwakabaka obw’omu ggulu buyingirwa n’amaanyi, era abantu ab’amaanyi ennyo be babutwala. 13 Kubanga amateeka gonna era n’obunnabbi byonna byayogera okutuukira ddala ku Yokaana. 14 Era obanga mwagala okukkiriza, ye Eriya anaatera okujja. 15 Alina 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.’

18 Kubanga Yokaana eyali talya wadde okunywa yajja ne mugamba nti, ‘Aliko dayimooni.’ 19 Omwana 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.”

20 Yesu n’anenya nnyo ebibuga mwe yakolera ebyamagero ebisinga obungi, kubanga tebeenenya. 21 “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. 22 Ddala ddala Ttuulo ne Sidoni biriyisibwa bulungiko okusinga mmwe ku lunaku olw’okusalirako omusango! 23 Naawe 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. 24 Ddala ddala Sodomu kigenda kuyisibwa bulungiko, okusinga ggwe, ku lunaku olw’okusalirako omusango!”

Abakooye n’Abazitoowereddwa

25 Yesu 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. 26 Weewaawo Kitange, bw’otyo bwe wasiima.”

27 “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.”

28 “Mujje gye ndi mmwe mwenna abakooye era abazitoowereddwa, nange nnaabawummuza. 29 Musitule ekikoligo kyange, muyigire ku nze, kubanga ndi muwombeefu era omuteefu mu mutima, n’emyoyo gyammwe girifuna ekiwummulo. 30 Kubanga ekikoligo kyange kyangu, n’omugugu gwange teguzitowa.”