Amplified Bible

Luke 13

Call to Repent

1Just at that time some people came who told Jesus about the [a]Galileans whose blood Pilate [the governor] had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus replied to them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans because they have suffered in this way? I tell you, no; but unless you repent [change your old way of thinking, turn from your sinful ways and live changed lives], you will all likewise perish. Or do you assume that [b]those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed were worse sinners than all the others who live in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent [change your old way of thinking, turn from your sinful ways and live changed lives], you will all likewise perish.”

Parable of the Fig Tree

Then He began telling them this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree that had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it, but did not find any; so he said to the vineyard-keeper, ‘For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree and have found none. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground [depleting the soil and blocking the sunlight]?’ But he replied to him, ‘Let it alone, sir, [just] one more year until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; and if it bears fruit after this, fine; but if not, cut it down.’”

Healing on the Sabbath

10 Now Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And there was a woman who for eighteen years had had an illness caused by a spirit (demon). She was bent double, and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are released from your illness.” 13 Then He laid His hands on her; and immediately she stood erect again and she began glorifying and praising God. 14 But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, began saying to the crowd in response, “There are six days in which work ought to be done; so come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” 15 But the Lord replied to him, “You hypocrites (play-actors, pretenders)! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the stall and lead it away to water it? 16 And this woman, a daughter (descendant) of Abraham whom Satan has bound for eighteen long years, should she not have been released from this bond on the Sabbath day?” 17 As He was saying this, all His opponents were being humiliated; and the entire crowd was rejoicing over all the glorious things that were being done by Him.

Parables of Mustard Seed and Leaven

18 So this led Him to say, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19 It is like a [c]mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his own garden; and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the sky found shelter and nested in its branches.”

20 And again He said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three peck measures of flour until it was all leavened.”

Teaching in the Villages

22 Jesus journeyed on through cities and villages, teaching and making His way toward Jerusalem. 23 And someone asked Him, “Lord, will only a few be saved [from the penalties of the last judgment]?” And He said to them, 24 “Strive to enter through the narrow door [force aside unbelief and the attractions of sin]; for many, I tell you, will try to enter [by their own works] and will not be able. 25 Once the head of the house gets up and closes the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door [again and again], saying, ‘Lord, open to us!’ then He will answer you, ‘I do not know where you are from [for you are not of My household].’ 26 Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets’; 27 but He will say to you, ‘I do not know where you are from; depart from Me, all you evildoers!’ 28 In that place there will be weeping [in sorrow and pain] and grinding of teeth [in distress and anger] when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being thrown out and driven away. 29 And people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and they will sit down [and feast at the table] in the kingdom of God. 30 And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”

31 At that very hour some Pharisees came up and said to Him, “Leave and go away from here, because Herod [Antipas] wants to kill You.” 32 And He said to them, “Go and tell that fox [that sly, cowardly man], ‘Listen carefully: I cast out demons and perform healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I reach My goal.’ 33 Nevertheless I must travel on today and tomorrow and the day after that—for it cannot be that a prophet would die outside of Jerusalem. 34 [d]O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones [to death] those [messengers] who are sent to her [by God]! How often I have wanted to gather your children together [around Me], just as a hen gathers her young under her wings, but you were not willing! 35 Listen carefully: your house is left to you desolate [abandoned by God and destitute of His protection]; and I say to you, you will not see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed [to be celebrated with praise] is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’”

Notas al pie

  1. Luke 13:1 These evidently were Jews who had come to Jerusalem to offer sacrifices at the temple. They probably were identified, rightly or wrongly, as rebels whose goal it was to overthrow Roman domination. The graphic description suggests that they were executed outside the temple complex after they had offered their sacrifices.
  2. Luke 13:4 No further details regarding this tragedy are recorded.
  3. Luke 13:19 In ancient Israel the mustard seed was the smallest known seed, and in rabbinic teaching the mustard seed was used as an example of something very small (in the Talmud).
  4. Luke 13:34 The nation of Israel personified.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

路加福音 13

不悔改的下场

1这时,有人把加利利人献祭时被彼拉多屠杀的事告诉了耶稣。

耶稣说:“你们以为这些人被杀,是因为他们的罪比其他加利利人的罪更重吗? 不!我告诉你们,你们若不悔改,同样也必灭亡。 西罗亚楼倒塌时曾压死了十八个人。你们以为他们比耶路撒冷其他人更有罪吗? 不!我告诉你们,你们若不悔改,同样也必灭亡。”

于是,耶稣说了一个比喻:“有人在葡萄园里种了一棵无花果树,他去树那里找果子,却找不到。 他对园丁说,‘三年来,我一直盼望它结果子,它却一个也没结。把它砍了,免得白占土地。’

“园丁请求说,‘主人,再留它一年吧!让我在它四周松土、施肥, 明年如果结了果子就留它,否则再砍掉它。’”

治好驼背妇人

10 有个安息日,耶稣在会堂里讲道。 11 那里有个妇人被邪灵缠身十八年,腰弯得很厉害,无法站直。 12 耶稣看见她,便叫她过来,说:“妇人,你再不会被疾病缠身了!” 13 耶稣双手按在她身上,她的腰立刻直了,便颂赞上帝。

14 会堂主管看到耶稣在安息日为人治病,十分恼怒,就对众人说:“一周有六天可以工作,求医应当在这六天之内,不可在安息日!”

15 主说:“你们这些伪君子,莫非你们在安息日不解开棚里的牛和驴,带它们去喝水吗? 16 这妇人身为亚伯拉罕的女儿,受撒旦的捆绑十八年,难道不该在安息日为她解开捆索吗?” 17 反对祂的人听了这番话后,都非常羞愧,众人却为耶稣的奇妙作为高兴欢喜。

上帝国的比喻

18 耶稣继续说:“上帝的国好像什么呢?我该把上帝的国比作什么呢? 19 上帝的国就像一粒芥菜种,有人把它种在园里,它长成了一棵树,连飞鸟也来栖息在它的树枝上。”

20 耶稣又说:“我该把上帝的国比作什么呢? 21 上帝的国就像面酵,妇人拿来掺在三斗面里,使整团面都发起来。”

努力进窄门

22 耶稣继续前往耶路撒冷,沿途在各城镇教导人。 23 有人问祂:“主啊,得救的人是否很少呢?”耶稣对他们说:

24 “你们要努力进窄门,因为我告诉你们,将来有许多人想要进却进不去。 25 当主人起来把门关闭之后,你们才站在外面叩门哀求,说,‘主啊,给我们开门吧!’主人必说,‘我不认识你们,你们是从哪里来的?’

26 “那时,你们必说,‘我们不是在一起用过餐吗?你不是在街上教导过我们吗?’

27 “主人必说,‘我告诉你们,我不认识你们,也不知道你们是从哪里来的。你们这些作恶的人,走开!’

28 “当你们看见亚伯拉罕、以撒、雅各和众先知在上帝的国,自己却被丢在门外,必要在那里哀哭切齿。 29 那时人们会从东西南北来参加上帝国的宴席。 30 看啊,有些殿后的将要为首,有些为首的将要殿后。”

为耶路撒冷哀伤

31 那时,有几个法利赛人来告诉耶稣,说:“快离开这里吧,希律要杀你!”

32 耶稣说:“你们去告诉那个狐狸,‘今天和明天,我要继续赶鬼治病,到第三天,我的任务就完成了。’ 33 无论如何,今天、明天和后天我必须继续前行,因为先知不能死在耶路撒冷以外的地方。

34 “耶路撒冷啊,耶路撒冷啊!你常杀害先知,又用石头打死派到你那里的使者。我多次想要招聚你的儿女,像母鸡将小鸡招聚在翅膀底下,可是你们却不肯。 35 看啊!你们的家园将一片荒凉。我告诉你们,在你们说‘奉主名来的当受称颂’之前,你们再也见不到我了。”