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Luke 1


1Since [as is well known] many have undertaken to compile an orderly account of the things which have been fulfilled among us [by God], exactly as they were handed down to us by those [with personal experience] who from the beginning [of Christ’s ministry] were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word [that is, of the teaching concerning salvation through faith in Christ], it seemed fitting for [a]me as well, [and so I have decided] after having carefully searched out and investigated all the events accurately, from the very beginning, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus; so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been [b]taught [that is, the history and doctrine of the faith].

Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

In the days of Herod [the Great], king of Judea, there was a certain priest whose name was [c]Zacharias, of [d]the division of Abijah. His wife was [e]a descendant of Aaron [the first high priest of Israel], and her name was Elizabeth. They both were righteous (approved) in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord. But they were childless, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both far advanced in years.

Now it happened while Zacharias was serving as priest before God in the appointed order of his priestly division, as was the custom of the priesthood, he was chosen by lot to enter [the sanctuary of] the temple of the Lord and [f]burn incense [on the altar of incense]. 10 And all the congregation was praying outside [in the court of the temple] at the hour of the incense offering. 11 And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense. 12 When Zacharias saw the angel, he was troubled and overcome with fear. 13 But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, because your petition [in prayer] was heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will name him [g]John. 14 You will have great joy and delight, and many will rejoice over his birth, 15 for he will be great and distinguished in the sight of the Lord; and will never drink wine or liquor, and he will be filled with and empowered to act by the Holy Spirit while still in his mother’s womb. 16 He will turn many of the sons of Israel back [from sin] to [love and serve] the Lord their God. 17 It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers back to the children, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous [which is to seek and submit to the will of God]—in order to make ready a people [perfectly] prepared [spiritually and morally] for the Lord.”

18 And Zacharias said to the angel, “How will I be certain of this? For I am an old man and my wife is advanced in age.” 19 The angel replied and said to him, “I am Gabriel; I stand and minister in the [very] presence of God, and I have been sent [by Him] to speak to you and to bring you this good news. 20 [h]Listen carefully, you will be continually silent and unable to speak until the day when these things take place, because you did not believe what I told you; but my words will be fulfilled at their proper time.”

21 The people [outside in the court] were waiting for Zacharias, and were wondering about his long delay in the temple. 22 But when he did come out, he was unable to speak to them. They realized that he had seen a vision in the temple; and he kept making signs to them, and remained mute. 23 When his time of priestly service was finished, he returned to his home.

24 Now after this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant, and for five months she secluded herself completely, saying, 25 “This is how the Lord has dealt with me in the days when He looked with favor on me, to take away my [i]disgrace among men.”

Jesus’ Birth Foretold

26 Now in the sixth month [of Elizabeth’s pregnancy] the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin [j]betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, a descendant of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And coming to her, the angel said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” 29 But she was greatly perplexed at what he said, and kept carefully considering what kind of greeting this was. 30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 Listen carefully: you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. 32 He will be great and eminent and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; 33 and He will reign over the house of Jacob (Israel) forever, and of His kingdom there shall be no end.” 34 Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin and have no intimacy with any man?” 35 Then the angel replied to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you [like a cloud]; for that reason the holy (pure, sinless) Child shall be called the Son of God. 36 And listen, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month. 37 For with God nothing [is or ever] shall be impossible.” 38 Then Mary said, “[k]Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” And the angel left her.

Mary Visits Elizabeth

39 Now at this time Mary arose and hurried to the hill country, to a city of Judah (Judea), 40 and she entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, her baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and empowered by Him. 42 And she exclaimed loudly, “Blessed [worthy to be praised] are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me? 44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 And blessed [spiritually fortunate and favored by God] is she who believed and confidently trusted that there would be a fulfillment of the things that were spoken to her [by the angel sent] from the Lord.”

The Magnificat

46 And Mary said,

“My soul magnifies and exalts the Lord,
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
“For He has looked [with loving care] on the humble state of His maidservant;
For behold, from now on all generations will count me blessed and happy and favored by God!
“For He who is mighty has done great things for me;
And holy is His name [to be worshiped in His purity, majesty, and glory].
And His mercy is upon generation after generation
Toward those who [stand in great awe of God and] fear Him.
“He has done mighty deeds with His [powerful] arm;
He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart.
“He has brought down rulers from their thrones,
And exalted those who were humble.
He has filled the hungry with good things;
And sent the rich away empty-handed.
“He has helped His servant Israel,
In remembrance of His mercy,
Just as He promised to our fathers,
To Abraham and to his descendants forever.”

56 And Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months, and then returned to her home.

John Is Born

57 Now the time had come for Elizabeth to give birth, and she gave birth to a son. 58 Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown His great mercy toward her, and they were rejoicing with her.

59 It happened that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child [as required by the Law], and they intended to name him Zacharias, after his father; 60 but his mother answered, “No indeed; instead he will be called John.” 61 And they said to her, “None of your relatives is called by that name.” 62 Then they made signs to his father, as to what he wanted him called. 63 And he asked for a writing tablet and wrote as follows, “His name is John.” And they were all astonished. 64 At once Zacharias’ mouth was opened and his tongue freed, and he began speaking, praising and blessing and thanking God. 65 Then fear came on all their neighbors; and all these things were discussed throughout the hill country of Judea. 66 All who heard these things kept them in mind, saying, “What then will this little boy turn out to be?” For the hand of the Lord was certainly with him [to bring about his birth].

Zacharias’ Prophecy

67 Now Zacharias his father was filled with the Holy Spirit and empowered by Him, and he prophesied, saying,

“Blessed (praised, glorified) be the Lord, the God of Israel,
Because He has visited us and brought redemption to His people,
And He has raised up a [l]horn of salvation [a mighty and valiant Savior] for us
In the house of David His servant—
Just as He promised by the mouth of His holy prophets from the most ancient times—
Salvation from our enemies,
And from the hand of all who hate us;
To show mercy [as He promised] to our fathers,
And to remember His holy covenant [the promised blessing],
The oath which He swore to Abraham our father,
To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies,
Might serve Him without fear,
In holiness [being set apart] and righteousness [being upright] before Him all our days.
“And you, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High;
For you will go on before the Lord (the Messiah) to prepare His ways;
To give His people the knowledge of salvation
By the forgiveness of their sins,
Because of the tender mercy of our God,
With which the Sunrise (the Messiah) from on high will dawn and visit us,
To shine upon those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
To guide our feet [in a straight line] into the way of peace and serenity.”

80 The child continued to grow and to become strong in spirit, and he lived in the deserts until the day of his public appearance to Israel [as John the Baptist, the forerunner of the Messiah].

Notas al pie

  1. Luke 1:3 Luke may have been a Gentile. If so, he is the only Gentile author whose work is included in the NT. In addition to The Gospel of Luke, he wrote The Acts of the Apostles, and is thought by some scholars to have been the author of The Letter to the Hebrews.
  2. Luke 1:4 Or orally instructed.
  3. Luke 1:5 I.e. Zechariah. The spelling is different because a Greek word cannot end with an “h,” and in place of “ah” the common Greek ending “-as” was substituted.
  4. Luke 1:5 King David organized the priests into 24 groups or divisions, each headed by a president. A division served twice a year for a week at a time (1 Chr 24:1-19).
  5. Luke 1:5 Lit from the daughters of.
  6. Luke 1:9 I.e. normally a once-in-a-lifetime privilege for a priest.
  7. Luke 1:13 John the Baptist is considered the last of the Old Testament prophets. His mother, Elizabeth, and Mary the mother of Jesus, were related (1:36), and Mary may have been with Elizabeth at the time John was born (1:56). John the Baptist is not to be confused with John the Apostle who, along with his brother James, was among the twelve disciples of Jesus. John and James were the sons of Zebedee and Salome. John the Apostle authored the Gospel of John, three brief letters (1 John, 2 John, 3 John), and Revelation.
  8. Luke 1:20 Lit behold.
  9. Luke 1:25 At this time childlessness was a social stigma.
  10. Luke 1:27 The first stage of marriage (called shiddukin in Hebrew) in Jewish tradition and law, usually lasting for a year before the wedding night; unlike an engagement, it was legally binding and required a divorce to nullify it. The woman remained with her parents during the betrothal year and was referred to as a “wife” even though the marriage was not consummated during this period of time.
  11. Luke 1:38 Mary’s response was significantly different from Zacharias’ (v 18). Zacharias would not take Gabriel’s word, and instead wanted some kind of miraculous sign as proof.
  12. Luke 1:69 In the OT a symbol of strength.

Neno: Bibilia Takatifu

Luka 1

0Wakati alipokuwa akifukiza uvumba umati mkubwa wa watu walikuwa nje wakiomba. wakitumia maelezo ya wale wal ioshuhudia mambo haya kwa macho yao na wale waliotabiri habari hizo. Lakini, mimi pia, nimezichunguza habari hizi kuanzia mwanzo. Nami nimeona ni vema nikuandikie kwa mpango, muhtasari huu, ili upate kuwa na hakika ya mambo yote uliyofundishwa.

Utabiri Kuhusu Yohana Mbatizaji

Historia ya mambo haya ilianzia katika jamaa ya kuhani mmoja Myahudi aliyeitwa Zakaria. Yeye aliishi wakati Herode ali pokuwa mfalme wa Yudea na alihudumu katika kikundi cha ukuhani cha Abia. Mkewe Zakaria aliitwa Elizabeti naye alikuwa wa ukoo wa kuhani Aroni. Zakaria na Elizabeti walikuwa watu wenye kumcha Mungu, wakitii amri zake zote na kutimiza maagizo yake yote kika milifu. Lakini hawakuwa na watoto, maana Elizabeti alikuwa tasa; na wote wawili walishapita umri wa kuzaa. 8-9 Siku moja, kikundi cha Zakaria kilikuwa na zamu Hekaluni na Zakaria alikuwa anafanya huduma yake ya ukuhani kwa Mungu. Walipopiga kura, kama ilivyokuwa desturi, ili wamchague atakayeingia kufukiza uvumba madhabahuni, Zakaria alichaguliwa. 11 Ghafla, malaika wa Bwana akamtokea Zakaria. Akasimama upande wa kulia wa madhabahu ya kufukizia uvumba. 12 Zakaria alipomwona huyo mal aika alishtuka akajawa na hofu.

13 Lakini malaika akamwambia, “Usiogope, Zakaria! Kwa maana Mungu amesikia maombi yako, na mkeo Elizabeti atakuzalia mtoto wa kiume, na jina lake utamwita Yohana. 14 Nawe utakuwa na furaha kubwa moyoni wakati huo na watu wengi watashangilia kuzaliwa kwake. 15 Kwa sababu atakuwa mkuu mbele za Bwana, hataonja divai wala kinywaji cho chote cha kulevya; atajazwa Roho Mtakatifu hata kabla ya kuzaliwa kwake. 16 Naye atawavuta Wayahudi wengi warudi kwa Bwana, Mungu wao. 17 Yeye atamtangulia Bwana akiongozwa na Roho na nguvu ya nabii Eliya. Atawapatanisha akina baba na watoto wao. Atawarejesha waasi katika njia ya wenye haki na kuandaa watu wa Bwana kwa ajili ya kuja kwake.” 18 Zakaria akamwambia mal aika, “Jambo hilo linawezekanaje? Mimi ni mzee na mke wangu pia ana umri mkubwa!” 19 Malaika akamjibu, akamwambia, “Mimi ni Gabrieli, nisimamaye mbele za Mungu. Yeye ndiye aliyenituma kwako nikuambie habari hizi njema. 20 Sikiliza! Kwa sababu huku niamini, utakuwa bubu, hutaweza kusema mpaka maneno yangu yataka pothibitishwa wakati mtoto huyo atakapozaliwa.” 21 Wakati mambo haya yakitokea mle Hekaluni, watu waliokuwa nje wakimngojea Zakaria walikuwa wakishangaa kwa nini alikawia kutoka. 22 Hati maye alipotoka hakuweza kusema nao. Wakatambua ya kuwa ameona maono ndani ya Hekalu. Kwa kuwa alikuwa bubu, akawaashiria kwa mikono. 23 Muda wake wa zamu Hekaluni ulipomalizika, akarudi nyumbani kwake. 24 Kisha baada ya muda si mrefu, Elizabeti mkewe alipata mimba, naye akajificha kwa miezi mitano akisema: 25 “Bwana amekuwa mwema kwangu. Maana ameniondolea aibu yangu mbele za watu.”

Kuzaliwa Kwa Yesu Kwatabiriwa

26 Miezi sita baada ya Elizabeti kupata mimba, Mungu alim tuma malaika Gabrieli aende katika mji wa Nazareti, ulioko Gali laya, 27 kwa msichana bikira aliyeitwa Mariamu. Yeye alikuwa ameposwa na mtu mmoja aliyeitwa Yusufu, wa ukoo wa Mfalme Daudi.

28 Malaika Gabrieli alimtokea Mariamu, akamwambia: “Sal aamu, ewe binti uliyebarikiwa, Bwana yu pamoja nawe!”

29 Mariamu alifadhaishwa sana na maneno haya, akajiuliza moyoni, maana ya salamu hizi ni nini. 30 Ndipo malaika akamwam bia, “Usiogope, Mariamu, Mungu amependezwa nawe. 31 Sikiliza, utapata mimba, nawe utazaa mtoto wa kiume; na utamwita jina lake Yesu. 32 Mtoto huyo atakuwa mkuu na ataitwa Mwana wa Aliye Juu. Na Bwana Mungu atampa kiti cha enzi cha Mfalme Daudi, baba yake. 33 Atatawala juu ya nyumba ya Yakobo daima; na ufalme wake hau takuwa na mwisho!”

34 Mariamu akamwuliza malaika, “Lakini, nitapataje mimba, na mimi ni bikira?” 35 Malaika akamjibu, “Roho Mtakatifu ata kujilia na nguvu za Mungu zitakufunika kama kivuli, na kwa hiyo mtoto atakayezaliwa atakuwa mtakatifu na ataitwa Mwana wa Mungu. 36 Tena, miezi sita iliyopita binamu yako Elizabeti, aliyeitwa tasa, amepata mimba ingawa ni mzee sana. 37 Kwa maana kwa Mungu hakuna lisilo wezekana.”

38 Mariamu akasema, “Mimi ni mtumishi wa Bwana. Na iwe kwangu kama ulivyosema.’ ’ Kisha malaika akaondoka.

Mariamu Aenda Kumtembelea Elizabeti

39 , 40 Baada ya siku chache, Mariamu aliharakisha kwenda mji mmoja katika milima ya Yudea. Akaingia nyumbani kwa Zakaria akamsalimu Elizabeti. 41 Naye aliposikia salaamu za Mariamu, mtoto aliyekuwa tumboni mwake aliruka. Elizabeti akajazwa na Roho Mtakatifu, 42 akasema kwa sauti kubwa: “Umebarikiwa wewe zaidi ya wanawake wengine wote, naye mtoto utakayemzaa amebari kiwa. 43 Sikustahili heshima hii ya kutembelewa na mama wa Bwana wangu! 44 Mara tu niliposikia salaamu zako, mtoto aliyeko tum boni mwangu aliruka kwa furaha. 45 Wewe umebarikiwa kwa kuwa uliamini kwamba Bwana atatimiza yale aliyokuambia.” 46 Mariamu akasema: “Namtukuza Bwana, 47 na roho yangu inamfurahia Mungu Mwokozi wangu. 48 Kwa kuwa ameutambua unyonge wa mtumishi wake. Tangu sasa vizazi vyote wataniita niliyebarikiwa. 49 Kwa maana, yeye Mwenye Uwezo, amenitendea mambo ya ajabu! Jina lake ni taka tifu. 50 Rehema zake hudumu vizazi hata vizazi kwao wamchao. 51 Kwa mkono wake ametenda mambo makuu. Wenye kiburi mioyoni mwao amewatawanya. 52 Amewaangusha wafalme kutoka katika viti vyao vya enzi na kuwainua wanyonge. 53 Amewashibisha wenye njaa kwa vitu vizuri na matajiri amewafukuza mikono mitupu. 54 Amem saidia mtumishi wake Israeli, akiikumbuka rehema yake, 55 kama alivyowaahidi baba zetu Ibrahimu na uzao wake daima.” 56 Mar iamu akakaa na Elizabeti karibu miezi mitatu, kisha akarudi nyum bani kwake.

Kuzaliwa Kwa Yohana Mbatizaji

57 Ikawa siku za kujifungua kwake Elizabeti zilipotimia, alizaa mtoto wa kiume . 58 Habari zikawafikia majirani na jamaa jinsi Bwana alivyomfanyia rehema kuu. Nao wakafurahi pamoja naye. 59 Mtoto alipokuwa na umri wa siku nane, watu wakaja kuhudhuria tohara yake. Wote wakataka wampe yule mtoto jina la Zakaria, yaani jina la baba yake. 60 Lakini mama yake akakataa na kusema, “La si hilo. Jina lake litakuwa Yohana.” 61 Wakamjibu, “Mbona hakuna mtu katika jamaa yako mwenye jina kama hilo?” 62 Basi wakaamua kumwuliza Zakaria kwa ishara kwamba yeye angependa mtoto aitwe nani. 63 Akaomba mahali pa kuandikia, naye akaandika: “Jina lake ni Yohana.” Watu wote wakastaajabu. 64 Papo hapo uwezo wa kusema ukamrudia Zakaria naye akaanza kumsifu Mungu. 65 Watu wote walioshuhudia jambo hili wakastaajabu mno, na habari hii ikaenea sehemu zote za wilaya ile ya Yudea. 66 Na kila aliyezisikia habari hizi aliwaza moyoni: “Je, mtoto huyu atakuwa mtu wa namna gani?” Maana, hakika mkono wa Bwana ulikuwa pamoja naye.

Utabiri Wa Zakaria

67 Zakaria, baba yake, akajazwa na Roho Mtakatifu, naye akata biri akisema: 68 “Atukuzwe Bwana, Mungu wa Israeli, kwa kuwa amewajia watu wake ili awakomboe. 69 Naye ametusimamishia nguvu ya wokovu katika ukoo wa Daudi mtumishi wake; 70 kama alivy oahidi kwa vinywa vya manabii wake watakatifu tangu zamani: 71 kwamba atatuokoa na maadui zetu na kututoa kutoka katika mikono ya wote watuchukiao. 72 Aliahidi ataonyesha rehema kwa baba zetu na kukumbuka agano lake takatifu 73 aliloagana na baba yetu Ibrahimu: 74 kutuokoa kutoka katika mikono ya adui zetu na kutuwezesha kumtumikia pasipo woga, 75 katika utakatifu na haki mbele zake, siku zetu zote. 76 Na wewe mwanangu, utaitwa nabii wa Aliye Juu, kwa kuwa utamtangulia Bwana na kumwandalia njia; 77 na kuwafahamisha watu wake juu ya wokovu utakaopatikana kwa kusamehewa dhambi zao, 78 kwa ajili ya wingi wa rehema za Mungu wetu. Nuru ya jua itatujia kutoka mbinguni na 79 kuwaangazia wote waishio katika giza na katika uvuli wa mauti na kuiongoza miguu yetu katika njia ya amani.” 80 Yule mtoto akakua na kuko maa kiroho; akaishi nyikani hadi alipoanza kuwahubiria Waisraeli hadharani.