Yesu Ajaribiwa Na Shetani

Kisha Yesu akaongozwa na Roho Mtakatifu mpaka nyikani ili akajaribiwe na shetani. Akakaa huko siku arobaini akifunga, pasipo kula kitu cho chote mchana na usiku, hatimaye akaona njaa. Ndipo shetani akamjia akamwambia, “Kama wewe ni Mwana wa Mungu, amuru mawe haya yawe mikate.”

Mungu, amuru mawe haya yawe mikate.”

Lakini Yesu akamjibu, “Imeandikwa, ‘Mtu hataishi kwa mkate tu, ila kwa kila neno analotamka Mungu.’ ”

Ndipo shetani akampeleka Yesu mpaka mji mtakatifu wa Yerus alemu, akamweka juu ya mnara wa Hekalu, akamwambia, “Kama wewe ni Mwana wa Mungu jitupe chini; kwa kuwa imeandikwa, ‘Atawaagiza malaika wake wakuhudumie,’ na, ‘Watakuinua juu mikononi mwao ili usijikwae mguu wako kwenye jiwe.’ ”

Yesu akamjibu, “Pia imeandikwa, ‘Usimjaribu Bwana Mungu wako.’ ”

Kwa mara nyingine shetani akamchukua Yesu mpaka kwenye kilele cha mlima mrefu akamwonyesha milki zote za dunia na fahari zake, kisha akamwambia, “Nitakupa hivi vyote kama ukipiga magoti na kuniabudu.”

10 Yesu akamwambia, “Ondoka hapa shetani! Kwa maana imean dikwa, ‘Utamwabudu Bwana Mungu wako na utamtumikia yeye peke yake.’ ” 11 Ndipo shetani akamwacha, na malaika wakaja wakamhu dumia.

Yesu Aanza Kuhubiri

12 Yesu aliposikia kwamba Yohana Mbatizaji alikuwa ameka matwa na kuwekwa gerezani, alirudi Galilaya. 13 Akaondoka Nazareti akaenda kuishi Kapernaumu karibu na ziwa, katika eneo la Zabuloni na Naftali. 14 Utabiri wa nabii Isaya ukatimia, kama alivyosema: 15 “Nchi ya Zabuloni na nchi ya Naftali, kuelekea baharini, ng’ambo ya Yordani, Galilaya ya watu wa mataifa - 16 watu wale waishio katika giza wameona nuru kuu; na kwa wale wanaoishi katika nchi ya giza la mauti, nuru imewaangazia.” 17 Tangu wakati huo, Yesu alianza kuhubiri akisema: “Tubuni, kwa maana Ufalme wa mbinguni umekaribia.”

Yesu Awaita Wanafunzi Wanne

18 Yesu alipokuwa akitembea kando kando ya ziwa la Galilaya aliwaona ndugu wawili, Simoni ambaye aliitwa Petro na Andrea ndugu yake. Walikuwa katika mashua wakitupa nyavu zao baharini kwa maana wao walikuwa wavuvi.

19 Yesu akawaambia, “Nifuateni, nami nitawafanya muwe wavuvi wa watu.” 20 Wakaziacha nyavu zao mara moja, wakamfuata.

21 Alipoendelea mbele kidogo, aliwakuta ndugu wengine wawili, Yakobo na Yohana, wakiwa wamekaa kwenye mashua pamoja na baba yao Zebedayo wakishona nyavu zao; akawaita. 22 Wakaacha nyavu zao mara moja, wakamfuata.

Yesu Ahubiri Na Kuponya Wagonjwa

23 Yesu alizunguka Galilaya yote, akifundisha katika masi nagogi na kuhubiri Habari Njema ya Ufalme wa mbinguni, na kupo nya kila ugonjwa na kila udhaifu. 24 Kwa hiyo sifa zake zilienea sehemu zote za Siria. Nao wakamletea wagonjwa wote, waliosumbu liwa na maradhi mbalimbali na maumivu, watu waliopagawa na mashe tani, wenye kifafa na waliopooza, naye akawaponya.

25 Umati mkubwa wa watu ukamfuata kutoka Galilaya, Dekapoli, Yerusalemu, Yudea na kutoka ng’ambo ya mto Yordani.

Neno: Bibilia Takatifu (SNT)

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Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness(A)

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a](B) by the devil.(C) After fasting forty days and forty nights,(D) he was hungry. The tempter(E) came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God,(F) tell these stones to become bread.”

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b](G)

Then the devil took him to the holy city(H) and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,”(I) 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.’[c](J)

Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d](K)

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

10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan!(L) For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e](M)

11 Then the devil left him,(N) and angels came and attended him.(O)

Jesus Begins to Preach

12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison,(P) he withdrew to Galilee.(Q) 13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum,(R) which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali— 14 to fulfill(S) 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—
16 the people living in darkness
    have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
    a light has dawned.”[f](T)

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

Jesus Calls His First Disciples(V)

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

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

Jesus Heals the Sick

23 Jesus went throughout Galilee,(AC) teaching in their synagogues,(AD) proclaiming the good news(AE) of the kingdom,(AF) and healing every disease and sickness among the people.(AG) 24 News about him spread all over Syria,(AH) and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed,(AI) those having seizures,(AJ) and the paralyzed;(AK) and he healed them. 25 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis,[g] Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.(AL)

Footnotes

  1. Matthew 4:1 The Greek for tempted can also mean tested.
  2. Matthew 4:4 Deut. 8:3
  3. Matthew 4:6 Psalm 91:11,12
  4. Matthew 4:7 Deut. 6:16
  5. Matthew 4:10 Deut. 6:13
  6. Matthew 4:16 Isaiah 9:1,2
  7. Matthew 4:25 That is, the Ten Cities
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