Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man
1Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town. 2Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.”
3At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!”
4Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? 5Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? 6But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “Get up, take your mat and go home.” 7Then the man got up and went home. 8When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to man.
The Calling of Matthew
9As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.
10While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
12On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’9:13 Hosea 6:6 For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Jesus Questioned About Fasting
14Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?”
15Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.
16“No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. 17Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”
Jesus Raises a Dead Girl and Heals a Sick Woman
18While he was saying this, a synagogue leader came and knelt before him and said, “My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.” 19Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples.
20Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. 21She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.”
22Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment.
23When Jesus entered the synagogue leader’s house and saw the noisy crowd and people playing pipes, 24he said, “Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him. 25After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up. 26News of this spread through all that region.
Jesus Heals the Blind and the Mute
27As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”
28When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”
“Yes, Lord,” they replied.
29Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”; 30and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.” 31But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.
32While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus. 33And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowd was amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.”
34But the Pharisees said, “It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons.”
The Workers Are Few
35Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Yesu Amponya Mtu Aliyepooza
(Marko 2:1-12; Luka 5:17-26)
19:1 Mt 4:13Yesu akaingia kwenye chombo, akavuka na kufika katika mji wa kwao. 29:2 Mt 4:24; 9:22; Yn 16:33; Lk 7:48Wakati huo huo wakamletea mtu aliyepooza, akiwa amelazwa kwenye mkeka. Yesu alipoiona imani yao, alimwambia yule mtu aliyepooza, “Mwanangu, jipe moyo mkuu. Dhambi zako zimesamehewa.”
39:3 Mt 26:65; Yn 10:33; Mk 2:7Kwa ajili ya jambo hili, baadhi ya walimu wa sheria wakasema mioyoni mwao, “Huyu mtu anakufuru!”
49:4 Za 94:11; Yn 2:22Lakini Yesu akiyafahamu mawazo yao, akawaambia, “Kwa nini mnawaza maovu mioyoni mwenu? 5Je, ni lipi lililo rahisi zaidi: kusema, ‘Umesamehewa dhambi zako,’ au kusema, ‘Inuka, uende’? 69:6 Mt 9:22Lakini, ili mpate kujua kwamba Mwana wa Adamu anayo mamlaka duniani kusamehe dhambi…” Ndipo akamwambia yule aliyepooza, “Inuka, chukua mkeka wako, uende nyumbani kwako.” 7Yule mtu akasimama, akaenda nyumbani kwake. 89:8 Yn 15:8; Mdo 4:21Makutano walipoyaona haya, wakajawa na hofu ya Mungu, wakamtukuza Mungu ambaye alikuwa ametoa mamlaka kama haya kwa wanadamu.
Kuitwa Kwa Mathayo
(Marko 2:13-17; Luka 5:27-32)
99:9 Mt 4:19Yesu alipokuwa akienda kutoka huko, alimwona mtu mmoja jina lake Mathayo akiwa ameketi forodhani mahali pa kutoza ushuru. Yesu akamwambia, “Nifuate.” Mathayo akaondoka, akamfuata.
10Yesu alipokuwa akila chakula ndani ya nyumba ya Mathayo, watoza ushuru wengi na “wenye dhambi” wakaja kula pamoja naye na wanafunzi wake. 119:11 Lk 19:7; Gal 2:15Mafarisayo walipoona mambo haya, wakawauliza wanafunzi wake, “Kwa nini Mwalimu wenu anakula pamoja na watoza ushuru na ‘wenye dhambi’?”
12Lakini Yesu aliposikia hayo, akawaambia, “Watu wenye afya hawahitaji tabibu, lakini wale walio wagonjwa ndio wanaohitaji tabibu. 139:13 Mik 6:6-8; Mt 12:7; Lk 19:10; 1Tim 1:15Nendeni mkajifunze maana ya maneno haya: ‘Nataka rehema, wala si dhabihu.’ Kwa maana sikuja kuwaita wenye haki, bali wenye dhambi.”
Yesu Aulizwa Kuhusu Kufunga
(Marko 2:18-22; Luka 5:33-39)
149:14 Mt 11:18-19; Lk 18:12Wanafunzi wa Yohana Mbatizaji wakaja na kumuuliza Yesu, “Imekuwaje kwamba sisi na Mafarisayo tunafunga, lakini wanafunzi wako hawafungi?”
159:15 Yn 3:29; Mdo 13:2-3; 14:23Yesu akawajibu, “Wageni wa bwana arusi wawezaje kuomboleza wakati angali pamoja nao? Wakati utafika ambapo bwana arusi ataondolewa kwao. Hapo ndipo watakapofunga.
169:16 Yn 1:17“Hakuna mtu anayeshonea kiraka kipya kwenye nguo iliyochakaa, kwa maana kile kiraka kitachanika kutoka kwenye hiyo nguo, nayo hiyo nguo itachanika zaidi. 17Wala watu hawaweki divai mpya kwenye viriba vikuukuu. Kama wakifanya hivyo, viriba vitapasuka nayo divai itamwagika, navyo viriba vitaharibika. Lakini divai mpya huwekwa kwenye viriba vipya, na hivyo divai na viriba huwa salama.”
(Marko 5:21-43; Luka 8:40-56)
189:18 Mt 8:2; Mk 5:23Yesu alipokuwa akiwaambia mambo haya, mara akaingia kiongozi wa sinagogi akapiga magoti mbele yake, akamwambia, “Binti yangu amekufa sasa hivi. Lakini njoo uweke mkono wako juu yake, naye atakuwa hai.” 19Yesu akaondoka akafuatana naye, nao wanafunzi wake pia wakaandamana naye.
209:20 Mk 6:56; Lk 6:19Wakati huo huo, mwanamke mmoja, ambaye alikuwa na ugonjwa wa kutokwa damu kwa muda wa miaka kumi na miwili, akaja nyuma ya Yesu, akagusa upindo wa vazi lake, 219:21 Mt 14:36kwa maana alisema moyoni mwake, “Kama nikigusa tu vazi lake, nitaponywa.”
229:22 Lk 17:19; 18:42; Mt 15:28Yesu akageuka, naye alipomwona akamwambia, “Binti, jipe moyo mkuu, imani yako imekuponya.” Naye yule mwanamke akapona kuanzia saa ile ile.
Yesu Amfufua Binti Wa Kiongozi Wa Sinagogi
239:23 2Nya 35:25; Yer 9:17-18Yesu alipofika nyumbani kwa yule kiongozi wa sinagogi na kuwaona waombolezaji wakipiga filimbi za maombolezo na watu wengi wakipiga kelele, 249:24 Mdo 20:10; Dan 12:2; 1The 4:13-16; Yn 11:11akawaambia, “Ondokeni! Kwa maana binti huyu hakufa, bali amelala.” Wakamcheka kwa dhihaka. 259:25 Lk 7:14Lakini watu walipokwisha kutolewa nje, akaingia mle ndani na kumshika yule binti mkono, naye akaamka. 269:26 Mk 1:28, 45; Lk 5:15Habari hizi zikaenea katika maeneo yale yote.
Yesu Awaponya Vipofu
279:27 Mk 10:47; Lk 18:38-39Yesu alipokuwa akiondoka mahali pale, vipofu wawili wakamfuata wakipiga kelele kwa nguvu na kusema, “Mwana wa Daudi, tuhurumie!”
289:28 Mdo 14:19Alipoingia mle nyumbani wale vipofu wakamjia. Naye Yesu akawauliza, “Mnaamini kwamba ninaweza kufanya jambo hili?”
Wakamjibu, “Ndiyo, Bwana.”
299:29 Mt 8:11; 9:22Ndipo Yesu akagusa macho yao na kusema, “Iwe kwenu sawasawa na imani yenu.” 309:30 Mt 8:4Macho yao yakafunguka. Yesu akawaonya vikali, akisema, “Angalieni mtu yeyote asijue kuhusu jambo hili.” 319:31 Mt 9:26; Mk 7:36Lakini wao wakaenda na kueneza habari zake katika eneo lile lote.
Yesu Amponya Mtu Bubu
329:32 Mt 4:24; 12:22-24Walipokuwa wanatoka, mtu mmoja aliyekuwa amepagawa na pepo mchafu na ambaye hakuweza kuongea aliletwa kwa Yesu. 339:33 Mk 2:12Yule pepo mchafu alipotolewa, yule mtu aliyekuwa bubu akaongea. Ule umati wa watu ukastaajabu na kusema, “Jambo kama hili kamwe halijapata kuonekana katika Israeli.”
349:34 Mt 12:24Lakini Mafarisayo wakasema, “Huyo anatoa pepo wachafu kwa uwezo wa mkuu wa pepo wachafu.”
Watendakazi Ni Wachache
359:35 Mt 4:23Yesu akazunguka katika miji yote na vijiji vyote, akifundisha katika masinagogi yao, akihubiri habari njema za Ufalme, na akiponya kila ugonjwa na kila aina ya maradhi. 369:36 Mt 15:32; Mk 8:2; 6:34; 1Fal 22:17Alipoona makutano, aliwahurumia kwa sababu walikuwa wanasumbuka bila msaada, kama kondoo wasiokuwa na mchungaji. 379:37 Yn 4:35; Lk 10:2Ndipo akawaambia wanafunzi wake, “Mavuno ni mengi lakini watendakazi ni wachache. 389:38 2The 3:1Kwa hiyo mwombeni Bwana wa mavuno, ili apeleke watendakazi katika shamba lake la mavuno.”