Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath
1At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them. 2When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.”
3He answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? 4He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread—which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests. 5Or haven’t you read in the Law that the priests on Sabbath duty in the temple desecrate the Sabbath and yet are innocent? 6I tell you that something greater than the temple is here. 7If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’12:7 Hosea 6:6 you would not have condemned the innocent. 8For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
9Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, 10and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus, they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”
11He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? 12How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”
13Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other. 14But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.
God’s Chosen Servant
15Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill. 16He warned them not to tell others about him. 17This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
18“Here is my servant whom I have chosen,
the one I love, in whom I delight;
I will put my Spirit on him,
and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
19He will not quarrel or cry out;
no one will hear his voice in the streets.
20A bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out,
till he has brought justice through to victory.
21In his name the nations will put their hope.”12:21 Isaiah 42:1-4
Jesus and Beelzebul
22Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see. 23All the people were astonished and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”
24But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.”
25Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. 26If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? 27And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. 28But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
29“Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house.
30“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. 31And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
33“Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. 34You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. 35A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. 36But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. 37For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
The Sign of Jonah
38Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from you.”
39He answered, “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now something greater than Jonah is here. 42The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, and now something greater than Solomon is here.
43“When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. 44Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. 45Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”
Jesus’ Mother and Brothers
46While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.”
48He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. 50For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
Mukama wa Ssabbiiti
112:1 Ma 23:25Awo mu kiseera ekyo Yesu n’ayita mu nnimiro y’emmere ey’empeke ku lunaku lwa Ssabbiiti. Abayigirizwa be ne balumwa enjala ne batandika okunoga ebirimba by’eŋŋaano ne babirya. 212:2 nny 10; Luk 13:14Naye Abafalisaayo bwe baalaba kino ne bagamba Yesu nti, “Laba abayigirizwa bo bakola ekitakkirizibwa kukolebwa ku Ssabbiiti.”
312:3 1Sa 21:6Naye Yesu n’abaddamu nti, “Temusomanga ku Dawudi kye yakola bwe yalumwa enjala ne be yali nabo? 412:4 Lv 24:5, 9Yayingira mu nnyumba ya Katonda n’alya emigaati egy’okulaga, egikkirizibwa bakabona bokka okulya. 512:5 Kbl 28:9, 10Oba temusomanga mu mateeka nti bakabona ababeera mu luwalo lw’okuweereza mu Yeekaalu ne basobya ku Ssabbiiti tebaliiko musango? 612:6 nny 41, 42Naye mbagamba nti ekisinga Yeekaalu kiri wano. 712:7 Kos 6:6Naye singa mumanyi amakulu ga kino nti, ‘Njagala mubeerenga ba kisa okusinga okuwangayo ssaddaaka,’ temwandinenyezza bataliiko musango. 812:8 Mat 8:20Kubanga Omwana w’Omuntu ye Mukama wa Ssabbiiti.”
9N’avaayo n’ajja mu kuŋŋaaniro lyabwe. 1012:10 nny 2; Luk 13:14; 14:3; Yk 9:16Laba mwalimu omusajja eyalina omukono ogwakala. Ne babuuza Yesu obanga kikkirizibwa okuwonya ku Ssabbiiti.12:10 Okuwonyezebwa ku Ssabbiiti kyali tekikkirizibwa bayigiriza b’amateeka okuggyako nga kirowoozebwa okuba ng’omuntu oyo omulwadde taalame okutuusa enkeera. Omusajja eyali akozimbye omukono yali tagenda kufa ku lunaku olwo lwennyini wadde enkeera Baali basuubira nti anaddamu nti kituufu, balyoke bamuwawaabire.
1112:11 Luk 14:5Naye n’abaddamu nti, “Singa wabaddewo omuntu mu mmwe ng’alina endiga emu, n’egwa mu bunnya ku lunaku lwa Ssabbiiti, tagiggyamu? 1212:12 Mat 10:31Kale, omuntu tasinga nnyo endiga omuwendo? Noolwekyo kikkirizibwa okukola ekirungi ku Ssabbiiti.”
13Bw’atyo n’agamba omusajja nti, “Golola omukono gwo.” N’agugolola ne guwona, ne guba mulamu nga gunnaagwo! 1412:14 Mat 26:4; 27:1; Mak 3:6; Luk 6:11; Yk 5:18; 11:53Awo Abafalisaayo ne bafuluma ne bateesa nga bwe banaazikiriza Yesu.
Omuweereza wa Katonda
1512:15 Mat 4:23Naye Yesu bwe yakimanya n’afuluma mu kuŋŋaaniro, abantu bangi nnyo ne bamugoberera, n’awonya abaali abalwadde bonna, 1612:16 Mat 8:4kyokka n’abakomako baleme okumwatuukiriza. 17Ebyayogerwa Nnabbi Isaaya biryoke bituukirire nti:
1812:18 Mat 3:17“Laba Omuweereza wange, ggwe neerondera,
gwe njagala ennyo asanyusa emmeeme yange.
Ndimuteekako Omwoyo wange
era Alisalira amawanga gonna emisango.
19Taliyomba so talireekaana,
era tewaliba n’omu aliwulira eddoboozi lye mu nguudo.
20Talimenya lumuli lunafu,
olutambi lw’ettaala olunyooka.
2112:21 Is 42:1-4Era abamawanga baliba n’essuubi mu linnya lye.”
Yesu ne Beeruzebuli
2212:22 Mat 4:24; 9:32-33Awo Yesu ne bamuleetera omusajja eyaliko dayimooni, nga muzibe w’amaaso era nga tayogera. N’amuwonya, omusajja eyali tasobola kwogera n’asobola okwogera n’okulaba. 2312:23 Mat 9:27Abantu bonna ne beewuunya ne boogera nti, “Ddala ddala ono si mwana wa Dawudi?”
2412:24 a Mak 3:22 b Mat 9:34Naye Abafalisaayo bwe baakiwulira ne boogera nti, “Ono agoba baddayimooni ku bwa Beeruzebuli omukulu wa baddayimooni.”
2512:25 Mat 9:4Yesu bwe yategeera ebirowoozo byabwe n’abagamba nti, “Obwakabaka bwe bwawukanamu, oba ekibuga wadde amaka, tebiyinza kuyimirira. 2612:26 Mat 4:10Ne Setaani bw’agoba Setaani munne ku muntu aba yeyawuddemu. Obwakabaka bwe bunaayimirira butya? 2712:27 Bik 19:13Obanga Nze ngoba baddayimooni ku bwa Beeruzebuli omukulu wa baddayimooni, kale batabani bammwe babagoba ku bw’ani? Noolwekyo be bali basalira omusango. 28Naye bwe mba ngoba baddayimooni n’amaanyi g’Omwoyo wa Katonda, kale Obwakabaka bwa Katonda buzze gye muli.
29“Oba omuntu ayinza atya okuyingira mu nnyumba y’omuntu ow’amaanyi, n’amunyagako ebintu bye okuggyako ng’asooka okusiba ow’amaanyi oyo? Olwo n’alyoka anyaga ebintu bye.
3012:30 Mak 9:40; Luk 11:23“Oyo atali nange, mulabe wange. N’oyo atakuŋŋaanyiza wamu nange asaasaanya. 3112:31 Mak 3:28, 29; Luk 12:10Noolwekyo mbategeereza ddala nti omuntu alisonyiyibwa buli kibi kyonna, na buli kuvvoola. Naye alivvoola Mwoyo Mutukuvu talisonyiyibwa. 3212:32 a Tit 2:12 b Mak 10:30; Luk 20:34, 35; Bef 1:21; Beb 6:5Na buli muntu ayogera ekigambo ekibi ku Mwana w’Omuntu alisonyiyibwa, naye ayogera ekibi ku Mwoyo Omutukuvu talisonyiyibwa mu mulembe guno wadde ogugenda okujja.
3312:33 Mat 7:16, 17; Luk 6:43, 44“Buli muti gutegeererwa ku bibala byagwo. Omuti bw’ogulabirira gubala ebibala ebirungi, naye bw’ogulagajjalira tegubala bibala. 3412:34 a Mat 3:7; 23:33 b Mat 15:18; Luk 6:45Mmwe abaana b’embalasaasa, mmwe abalina ebibi muyinza mutya okwogera ebirungi? Akamwa koogera ku biba bijjudde mu mutima. 35Omuntu omulungi afulumya ebirungi okuva mu tterekero lye eddungi, era n’omuntu omubi afulumya ebibi okuva mu tterekero lye ebbi. 36Era mbategeeza nti buli kigambo kyonna ekitasaana abantu kye boogera, kiribabuuzibwa ku lunaku olw’okusalirako emisango. 37Bwe bityo ebigambo byo bye birikuweesa obutuukirivu era ebigambo byo bye birikusalizisa omusango.”
Akabonero ka Nnabbi Yona
3812:38 Mat 16:1; Mak 8:11, 12; Luk 11:16; Yk 2:18; 6:30; 1Ko 1:22Awo abamu ku bannyonnyozi b’amateeka n’Abafalisaayo ne bagamba Yesu nti, “Omuyigiriza twagala otulage akabonero.”
3912:39 Mat 16:4; Luk 11:29Naye n’abaddamu nti, “Omulembe omwonoonefu era omwenzi ogunoonya akabonero; temugenda kuweebwa kabonero okuggyako aka nnabbi Yona. 4012:40 a Yon 1:17 b Mat 8:20 c Mat 16:21Kubanga Yona nga bwe yamala mu lubuto lw’ekyennyanja ekinene ennaku ssatu emisana n’ekiro, n’Omwana w’Omuntu bw’atyo bw’alimala mu ttaka ennaku ssatu emisana n’ekiro. 4112:41 a Yon 1:2 b Yon 3:5Abantu b’e Nineeve baliyimirira ne basaliza abantu b’omulembe guno omusango okubasinga, kubanga beenenya bwe baawulira okubuulira kwa Yona. Naye laba asinga Yona ali wano. 4212:42 1Bk 10:1; 2By 9:1Era ku lunaku olw’okusalirako omusango, kabaka omukazi ow’omu bukiikaddyo alisaliza abantu ab’omulembe guno omusango okubasinga, kubanga yava ku nkomerero y’ensi okujja okuwuliriza amagezi ga Sulemaani. Naye laba asinga Sulemaani ali wano.
43“Omwoyo ogutali mulongoofu bwe guva mu muntu guyita mu malungu nga gunoonya aw’okuwumulirako, ne gutafuna wa kuwummulira. 44Kyeguva gugamba nti, ‘Leka nzireyo mu nnyumba mwe nava.’ Bwe guddayo gusanga nkalu, nga eyereddwa era nga ntegeke. 4512:45 2Pe 2:20Kyeguva gugenda ne guleeta emyoyo emirala musanvu egigusingako obwonoonefu, ne giyingira mu nnyumba omwo ne gibeera omwo. Olwo omuntu oyo n’abeera bubi nnyo okusinga bwe yali okusooka. Bwe kityo bwe kiriba n’omulembe guno omwonoonefu.”
Yesu ne Baganda be ne Nnyina
4612:46 a Mat 1:18; 2:11, 13, 14, 20; Luk 1:43; 2:33, 34, 48, 51; Yk 2:1, 5; 19:25, 26 b Mat 13:55; Yk 2:12; 7:3, 5; Bik 1:14; 1Ko 9:5; Bag 1:19Yesu bwe yali akyayogera n’ekibiina, nnyina ne baganda be ne batuuka ne bayimirira ebweru nga baagala okwogera naye. 47Omuntu omu n’amutegeeza nti, “Nnyoko ne baganda bo, bali wabweru baagala kwogera nawe.”
48Yesu n’amuddamu nti, “Mmange ye ani era ne baganda bange be baani?” 49N’agolola omukono gwe eri abayigirizwa be n’agamba nti, “Mulabe mmange ne baganda bange! 5012:50 Yk 15:14Kubanga buli akola ebyo Kitange ali mu ggulu by’ayagala oyo ye muganda wange, ye mwannyinaze era ye mmange.”