Neno: Bibilia Takatifu
Yesu Alisha Watu Elfu Nne
8 Muda si mrefu baadaye, umati mkubwa wa watu ulikusanyika tena. Kwa kuwa walikuwa hawana chakula, Yesu akawaita wanafunzi wake akawaambia, 2 “Ninawaonea huruma hawa watu. Wamekuwa nami kwa muda wa siku tatu sasa na hawana chakula. 3 Nikiwaruhusu waende bila kula, watazimia njiani na baadhi yao wametoka mbali.”
4 Wanafunzi wake wakamjibu, “Lakini hapa nyikani tutapata wapi chakula cha kutosha kuwalisha?”
5 Yesu akawauliza, “Mna mikate mingapi?” Wakajibu, “Saba.”
6 Akawaambia watu wakae chini. Kisha akaichukua ile mikate saba na baada ya kushukuru akaimega, akawapa wanafunzi wake wawa gawie watu. Wanafunzi wake wakafanya hivyo. 7 Walikuwa pia na visamaki vichache, Yesu akavibariki, akawaamuru wanafunzi wake wawagawie watu. 8 Watu walikula wakatosheka na baadaye wanafunzi wakakusanya vipande vilivyosalia wakajaza vikapu saba. 9 Na watu waliokula walikuwa wapata elfu nne. Baada ya kuwaaga, 10 aliin gia kwenye mashua pamoja na wanafunzi wake akaenda sehemu za Dal manutha.
11 Mafarisayo wakaja, wakaanza kumhoji Yesu. Ili kumtega, wakamwomba awaonyeshe ishara kutoka mbinguni. 12 Akahuzunika moyoni, akawaambia, “Kwa nini kizazi hiki kinataka ishara? Nawaambieni kweli, hakitapewa ishara yo yote.” 13 Kisha aka waacha, akarudi kwenye mashua, akavuka hadi ng’ambo ya pili.
Chachu Ya Mafarisayo Na Ya Herode
14 Wanafunzi walikuwa wamesahau kuleta mikate ya kutosha. Walikuwa na mkate mmoja tu kwenye mashua. 15 Yesu akawaonya: “Jihadharini na chachu ya Mafarisayo na ya Herode.”
16 Wakaanza kujadiliana wao kwa wao wakasema,“Anasema hivi kwa kuwa hatukuleta mikate.”
17 Yesu alifahamu majadiliano yao, akawauliza: “Mbona mna zungumzia kuhusu kutokuwa na mikate? Bado hamtambui wala kuelewa? Je, mbona mioyo yenu ni migumu kiasi hicho? 18 Mbona mna macho lakini mnashindwa kuona, na masikio lakini mnashindwa kusikia? Je hamkumbuki? 19 Nilipoimega mikate mitano kuwalisha watu elfu tano, mlikusanya mabaki vikapu vingapi?” Wakamjibu, “Kumi na viwili.” 20 “Na nilipomega mikate saba kuwalisha watu elfu nne mlikusanya mabaki vikapu vingapi?” Wakamjibu, “Saba.” 21 Aka wauliza, “Je, bado tu hamwelewi?”
Yesu Amponya Kipofu Huko Bethsaida
22 Wakafika Bethsaida na baadhi ya watu wakamleta kipofu mmoja wakamsihi Yesu amguse. 23 Yesu akamshika mkono huyo kipofu akampeleka nje ya kijiji. Baada ya kuyatemea mate macho ya yule kipofu na kumwekea mikono, Yesu akamwuliza, “Unaona cho chote?”
24 Yule kipofu akaangalia, akasema, “Ninaona watu; wanaonekana kama miti ikitembea.”
25 Yesu akamwekea tena mikono machoni. Ndipo akaona vizuri. Macho yake yakapona kabisa akaweza kuona kila kitu sawa sawa.
26 Yesu akamruhusu aende nyumbani kwake akisema, “Hata kijijini usipitie.”
27 Yesu na wanafunzi wake wakaondoka kwenda katika vijiji vya Kaisaria Filipi. Walipokuwa njiani Yesu akawauliza, “Watu husema mimi ni nani?”
28 Wakamjibu, “ Baadhi husema wewe ni Yohana Mbatizaji; wengine husema ni Eliya na wengine husema wewe ni mmojawapo wa manabii.”
29 Akawauliza, “Na ninyi je, mnasema mimi ni nani?” Petro akajibu, ‘ ‘Wewe ndiye Kristo.”
30 Akawaonya wasim wambie mtu ye yote habari zake.
Yesu Azungumza Juu Ya Kifo Chake
31 Akaanza kuwafundisha wanafunzi wake kuwa yeye, Mwana wa Adamu, atapata mateso mengi na kukataliwa na wazee, na makuhani wakuu na walimu wa sheria; na kwamba atauawa na baada ya siku tatu atafufuka. 32 Aliyasema haya wazi wazi. Ndipo Petro akam chukua kando akaanza kumkemea. 33 Lakini Yesu alipogeuka na kuwatazama wanafunzi wake alimkaripia Petro akamwambia, “Ondoka mbele yangu, shetani! Mawazo yako hayako upande wa Mungu bali upande wa wanadamu.”
34 Ndipo akawaita wale watu pamoja na wanafunzi wake aka waambia, “Mtu ye yote akitaka kunifuata, ni lazima ajikane mwe nyewe, auchukue msalaba wake, anifuate. 35 Kwa maana mtu ye yote aipotezaye nafsi yake kwa ajili yangu na kwa ajili ya kuitangaza Habari Njema, ataiokoa. 36 Mtu atafaidi nini kama atapata ulimwengu wote lakini akayaangamiza maisha yake? 37 Au mtu atatoa nini apate tena maisha yake? 38 Mtu ye yote atakayenionea aibu mimi na maneno yangu katika kizazi hiki kiovu na kisichomjali Mungu, na mimi, Mwana wa Adamu, nitamwonea aibu wakati nitakapokuja katika utu kufu wa Baba yangu na malaika watakatifu.”
New International Version
8 During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said, 2 “I have compassion for these people;(D) they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. 3 If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance.”
4 His disciples answered, “But where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread to feed them?”
5 “How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked.
“Seven,” they replied.
6 He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. When he had taken the seven loaves and given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people, and they did so. 7 They had a few small fish as well; he gave thanks for them also and told the disciples to distribute them.(E) 8 The people ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.(F) 9 About four thousand were present. After he had sent them away, 10 he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the region of Dalmanutha.
11 The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven.(G) 12 He sighed deeply(H) and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to it.” 13 Then he left them, got back into the boat and crossed to the other side.
The Yeast of the Pharisees and Herod
14 The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat. 15 “Be careful,” Jesus warned them. “Watch out for the yeast(I) of the Pharisees(J) and that of Herod.”(K)
16 They discussed this with one another and said, “It is because we have no bread.”
17 Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: “Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened?(L) 18 Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don’t you remember? 19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?”
“Twelve,”(M) they replied.
20 “And when I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?”
They answered, “Seven.”(N)
21 He said to them, “Do you still not understand?”(O)
Jesus Heals a Blind Man at Bethsaida
22 They came to Bethsaida,(P) and some people brought a blind man(Q) and begged Jesus to touch him. 23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit(R) on the man’s eyes and put his hands on(S) him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?”
24 He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.”
25 Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26 Jesus sent him home, saying, “Don’t even go into[a] the village.”
Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah(T)
27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?”
29 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”(W)
30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.(X)
Jesus Predicts His Death(Y)
31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man(Z) must suffer many things(AA) and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law,(AB) and that he must be killed(AC) and after three days(AD) rise again.(AE) 32 He spoke plainly(AF) about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!”(AG) he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”
The Way of the Cross
34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.(AH) 35 For whoever wants to save their life[b] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.(AI) 36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? 37 Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man(AJ) will be ashamed of them(AK) when he comes(AL) in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”