John the Baptist prepares the way
1The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah,1:1 Or Jesus Christ. Messiah (Hebrew) and Christ (Greek) both mean Anointed One. the Son of God,1:1 Some manuscripts do not have the Son of God. 2as it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
‘I will send my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way’1:2 Mal. 3:1 –
3‘a voice of one calling in the wilderness,
“Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.” ’1:3 Isaiah 40:3
4And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptised by him in the River Jordan. 6John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt round his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. 7And this was his message: ‘After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8I baptise you with1:8 Or in water, but he will baptise you with1:8 Or in the Holy Spirit.’
The baptism and testing of Jesus
9At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptised by John in the Jordan. 10Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11And a voice came from heaven: ‘You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.’
12At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, 13and he was in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted1:13 The Greek for tempted can also mean tested. by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.
Jesus announces the good news
14After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15‘The time has come,’ he said. ‘The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!’
Jesus calls his first disciples
16As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to fish for people.’ 18At once they left their nets and followed him.
19When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. 20Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
Jesus drives out an impure spirit
21They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. 22The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. 23Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, 24‘What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are – the Holy One of God!’
25‘Be quiet!’ said Jesus sternly. ‘Come out of him!’ 26The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.
27The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, ‘What is this? A new teaching – and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.’ 28News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.
Jesus heals many
29As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. 31So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.
32That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all who were ill and demon-possessed. 33The whole town gathered at the door, 34and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.
Jesus prays in a solitary place
35Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36Simon and his companions went to look for him, 37and when they found him, they exclaimed: ‘Everyone is looking for you!’
38Jesus replied, ‘Let us go somewhere else – to the nearby villages – so that I can preach there also. That is why I have come.’ 39So he travelled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.
Jesus heals a man with leprosy
40A man with leprosy1:40 The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin. came to him and begged him on his knees, ‘If you are willing, you can make me clean.’
41Jesus was indignant.1:41 Many manuscripts Jesus was filled with compassion He reached out his hand and touched the man. ‘I am willing,’ he said. ‘Be clean!’ 42Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.
43Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning: 44‘See that you don’t tell this to anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.’ 45Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places. Yet the people still came to him from everywhere.
Yohanna Mai Baftisma ya shirya hanya
(Mattiyu 3.1-12; Luka 3.1-18; Yohanna 1.19-28)
1Farkon bishara game da Yesu Kiristi, Ɗan Allah.1.1 Waɗansu rubuce-rubucen hannu na dā ba su da Ɗan Allah. 2An rubuta a cikin littafin annabi Ishaya cewa,
“Zan aika da ɗan aikena yă sha gabanka,
wanda zai shirya hanyarka,”1.2 Mal 3.1
3“muryar mai kira a hamada tana cewa,
‘Ku shirya wa Ubangiji hanya,
ku miƙe hanyoyi dominsa.’ ”1.3 Ish 40.3
4Ta haka Yohanna ya zo, yana baftisma a yankin hamada, yana kuma wa’azin baftismar tuba don gafarar zunubai. 5Dukan ƙauyukan Yahudiya da dukan mutanen Urushalima suka fiffito zuwa wurinsa. Suna furta zunubansu, ya kuwa yi musu baftisma a Kogin Urdun. 6Yohanna ya sa tufafin gashin raƙumi, ya kuma yi ɗamara da fata. Abincinsa fāri ne da kuma zumar jeji. 7Wannan kuwa shi ne saƙonsa, “A bayana, wanda ya fi ni iko yana zuwa, ban kuwa isa in sunkuya in kunce igiyar takalmansa ba. 8Ina muku baftisma da1.8 Ko kuwa a cikin ruwa, amma shi zai yi muku baftisma da Ruhu Mai Tsarki.”
Baftisma da kuma gwajin Yesu
(Mattiyu 3.13-17; Luka 3.21,22)
9A lokacin, Yesu ya zo daga Nazaret na Galili, Yohanna kuwa ya yi masa baftisma a Urdun. 10Da Yesu yana fitowa daga ruwan, sai ya ga sama ya buɗe, Ruhu kuma yana saukowa a kansa kamar kurciya. 11Sai murya ta fito daga sama ta ce, “Kai ne Ɗana, wanda nake ƙauna, da kai kuma nake fari ciki ƙwarai.”
12Nan da nan, sai Ruhu ya kai shi cikin hamada, 13ya kuma kasance a hamada kwana arba’in, Shaiɗan yana gwada shi. Yana tare da namomin jeji, mala’iku kuma suka yi masa hidima.
Kiran Almajirai na farko
(Mattiyu 4.12-17; Luka 4.14,15)
14Bayan da aka sa Yohanna a kurkuku, sai Yesu ya shigo cikin Galili, yana shelar bisharar Allah. 15Yana cewa, “Lokaci ya yi. Mulkin Allah ya yi kusa. Ku tuba, ku gaskata bishara!”
(Mattiyu 4.18-22; Luka 5.1-11)
16Yayinda Yesu yake tafiya a gaɓar Tekun Galili, sai ya ga Siman da ɗan’uwansa Andarawus, suna jefa abin kamun kifi a cikin tafkin, domin su masunta ne. 17Yesu ya ce, “Ku zo, ku bi ni, ni kuwa zan mai da ku masuntan mutane.” 18Nan da nan, suka bar abin kamun kifinsu, suka bi shi.
19Da ya yi gaba kaɗan, sai ya ga Yaƙub ɗan Zebedi, da ɗan’uwansa Yohanna a cikin jirgin ruwa, suna gyaran abin kamun kifinsu. 20Ba da ɓata lokaci ba, ya kira su, sai suka bar mahaifinsu Zebedi a cikin jirgin ruwan, tare da ’yan haya, suka kuwa bi shi.
Yesu ya fitar da mugun ruhu
21Suka tafi Kafarnahum. Da ranar Asabbaci ta kewayo, sai Yesu ya shiga majami’a ya fara koyarwa. 22Mutane suka yi mamakin koyarwarsa, domin ya koyar da su kamar wanda yake da iko, ba kamar malaman dokoki ba. 23Nan take, sai wani mutum mai mugun ruhu a majami’arsu, ya ɗaga murya ya ce, 24“Ina ruwanka da mu, Yesu Banazare? Ka zo ne don ka hallaka mu? Na san wane ne kai, Mai Tsarki nan na Allah!”
25Yesu ya tsawata masa ya ce, “Yi shiru! Fita daga cikinsa!” 26Sai mugun ruhun ya jijjiga mutumin da ƙarfi, ya fita daga jikinsa da ihu.
27Dukan mutane suka yi mamaki, suna tambayar juna suna cewa, “Mene ne haka? Tabɗi! Yau ga sabuwar koyarwa kuma da iko! Yana ma ba wa mugayen ruhohi umarni, suna kuma yin masa biyayya.” 28Labari game da shi ya bazu nan da nan ko’ina a dukan yankin Galili.
Yesu ya warkar da mutane da yawa
(Mattiyu 8.14-17; Luka 4.38-41)
29Da suka bar majami’ar, sai suka tafi gidan su Siman da Andarawus, tare da Yaƙub da Yohanna. 30Surukar Siman tana kwance da zazzaɓi, sai suka gaya wa Yesu game da ita. 31Sai ya je wajenta, ya kama hannunta, ya ɗaga ta. Zazzaɓin kuwa ya sāke ta, ta kuma yi musu hidima.
32A wannan yamma, bayan fāɗuwar rana, mutane suka kawo wa Yesu dukan marasa lafiya, da masu aljanu. 33Duk garin ya taru a ƙofar gidan. 34Yesu kuwa ya warkar da marasa lafiya da yawa da suke da cututtuka iri-iri. Ya kuma fitar da aljanu da yawa, amma bai yarda aljanun suka yi magana ba, don sun san wane ne shi.
Yesu ya yi addu’a a wurin da ba kowa
35Da sassafe, tun da sauran duhu, Yesu ya tashi, ya bar gida, ya tafi wani wurin da ba kowa, a can ya yi addu’a. 36Siman da abokansa suka fita nemansa. 37Da suka same shi, sai suka ce, “Kowa yana nemanka!”
38Yesu ya amsa ya ce, “Mu je wani wuri dabam, zuwa ƙauyukan da suke kusa, don in yi wa’azi a can ma. Wannan shi ne dalilin zuwana.” 39Sai ya tafi ko’ina a Galili, yana wa’azi a majami’unsu, yana kuma fitar da aljanu.
Mutum mai kuturta
(Mattiyu 8.1-4; Luka 5.12-16)
40Wani mutum mai kuturta1.40 Kalmar Girik da aka yi amfani da ita don kowace irin cutar da ta shafi fatar jiki ba lalle sai kuturta ba. ya zo wurinsa, ya durƙusa ya roƙe shi ya ce, “In kana so, za ka iya tsabtacce ni.”
41Cike da tausayi, sai Yesu ya miƙa hannunsa ya taɓa mutumin ya ce, “Na yarda, ka tsabtacce!” 42Nan da nan, sai kuturtar ta rabu da shi, ya kuma warke.
43Yesu ya sallame shi nan take, da gargaɗi mai ƙarfi cewa, 44“Ka lura kada ka gaya wa kowa wannan. Amma ka tafi ka nuna kanka ga firist, ka kuma miƙa hadayun da Musa ya umarta saboda tsarkakewarka, don yă zama shaida gare su.” 45A maimakon haka, sai ya fita, ya fara magana a sake, yana baza labarin. Saboda haka, Yesu bai ƙara iya shiga cikin gari a fili ba, sai dai ya kasance a wuraren da ba kowa. Duk da haka, mutane suka yi ta zuwa wurinsa daga ko’ina.