New International Version

Matthew 4:1-25

Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness

1Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted4:1 The Greek for tempted can also mean tested. by the devil. 2After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

4Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’4:4 Deut. 8:3

5Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6“If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

“ ‘He will command his angels concerning you,

and they will lift you up in their hands,

so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’4:6 Psalm 91:11,12

7Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’4:7 Deut. 6:16

8Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9“All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

10Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’4:10 Deut. 6:13

11Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

Jesus Begins to Preach

12When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. 13Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali— 14to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:

15“Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,

the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan,

Galilee of the Gentiles—

16the people living in darkness

have seen a great light;

on those living in the land of the shadow of death

a light has dawned.”4:16 Isaiah 9:1,2

17From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

Jesus Calls His First Disciples

18As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20At once they left their nets and followed him.

21Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Jesus Heals the Sick

23Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. 24News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them. 25Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis,4:25 That is, the Ten Cities Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Mateo 4:1-25

Ɔbonsam Sɔ Yesu Hwɛ

1Eyi akyi no, Honhom Kronkron faa Yesu kɔɔ sare so sɛ ɔbonsam nkɔsɔ no nhwɛ. 2Saa bere no mu, Yesu dii mmuada adaduanan; awia ne anadwo. Eyi maa ɔkɔm dee no. 3Ɔbonsam baa Yesu nkyɛn bɛka kyerɛɛ no se, “Sɛ wone Onyankopɔn Ba no a, ka na saa abo yi nnan aduan.”

4Yesu buaa no se, “Wɔakyerɛw se, ‘Ɛnyɛ aduan nko ara na ɛho hia onipa wɔ nʼasetena mu, na mmom asɛm biara a efi Awurade anom.’ ”

5Afei ɔbonsam de Yesu kɔɔ Yerusalem de no kogyinaa asɔredan a ɛwɔ hɔ no atifi pɛɛ, 6na ɔka kyerɛɛ no se, “Sɛ wone Onyankopɔn Ba no ampa ara a, huruw fi nea wugyina hɔ si fam, efisɛ, wɔakyerɛw se,

“ ‘Onyankopɔn bɛsoma nʼabɔfo abeso wo mu,

wɔde wɔn nsa bɛma wo so,

na wo nan ampem ɔbo.’ ”

7Yesu buaa bio se, “Wɔakyerɛw se, ‘Nsɔ Awurade wo Nyankopɔn nhwɛ.’ ”

8Eyi akyi no, ɔbonsam de Yesu kɔɔ bepɔw tenten bi apampam. Ɔde nʼani kari kyerɛɛ no wiase ahenni ahorow ne mu anuonyam nyinaa. 9Afei ɔka kyerɛɛ Yesu se, “Sɛ wobɛkotow asom me a, mede nea wuhu yi nyinaa bɛma wo.”

10Ɛhɔ ara na Yesu buae se, “Fi me so, Satan! Hu sɛ wɔakyerɛw se, ‘Kotow som Awurade, wo Nyankopɔn, na ɔno nko ara na som no.’ ”

11Yesu ano sii no, ɔbonsam gyaw no hɔ kɔe. Ɛno akyi no abɔfo baa Yesu nkyɛn bɛsom no.

Yesu Fi Nʼadwuma Ase Wɔ Galilea

12Yesu tee sɛ wɔakyere Yohane no, ɔkɔɔ Galilea. 13Oduu Galilea no, wantena Nasaret, na mmom otwaa mu wɔ Nasaret hɔ kɔtenaa Kapernaum a ɛwɔ Galilea mpoano no, Sebulon ne Naftali ahye so. 14Eyi maa nea Odiyifo Yesaia kae no baa mu sɛ,

15“Sebulon asase ne Naftali asase,

ɛpo kwan so, Yordan agya,

Galilea a amanamanmufo te hɔ,

16nnipa a wɔte sum mu no,

Hann kɛse bi apue ama wɔn.

Hann no apue ama

wɔn a wɔte owu asase so.”

17Efi saa bere no, Yesu fii nʼasɛnka ase se, “Monsakra mo adwene, momfa mo ho mma Onyankopɔn na ɔsoro ahenni no abɛn.”

Yesu Frɛ Asuafo Baanan

18Da bi a Yesu nam Galilea mpoano no, ohuu anuanom baanu bi a wɔn nyinaa yɛ apopofo sɛ wɔregu asau wɔ po no mu. Saa anuanom yi mu baako din de Simon a ne din foforo nso de Petro. Ɔbaako no nso din de Andrea. 19Yesu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Mummedi mʼakyi na mɛsoma mo ama moakoyi nnipa kra.” 20Ɛhɔ ara wogyaw wɔn asau no guu hɔ kodii nʼakyi ne no kɔe.

21Ɔkɔɔ nʼanim kakra no, ohuu Sebedeo mma baanu a wɔfrɛ ɔbaako Yohane na ɔbaako nso din de Yakobo sɛ wɔne wɔn agya te ɔkorow mu repempam wɔn asau mu. Yesu frɛɛ wɔn nso se wommedi nʼakyi. 22Ntɛm ara, wogyaw wɔn agya ne ɔkorow no hɔ kodii nʼakyi.

Galilea Asɛnka Ne Ayaresa

23Yesu kyinkyinii Galileaman mu nyinaa kaa ahenni no ho asɛmpa wɔ Yudafo hyiadan mu. Ɔsaa nyarewa ahorow a wɔde baa nʼanim nyinaa nso. 24Yesu anwonwade a ɔyɛe yi trɛw koduu Siriaman mu nyinaa. Eyi ma wɔde wɔn a ahonhommɔne wɔ wɔn so, wɔn a wotwa, wɔn a wɔyare mmubui ne wɔn a nyarewa ahorow haw wɔn no nyinaa fi Siriaman mu brɛɛ no ma ɔsaa wɔn nyinaa yare. 25Anwonwade a Yesu yɛɛ yi maa nnipakuw a wofi Galilea ne nkurow “Dekapoli” no mu ne Yerusalem ne Yordan agya tu dii nʼakyi.