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 (Traditional)

路加福音 13

不悔改的下場

1這時,有人把加利利人獻祭時被彼拉多屠殺的事告訴了耶穌。

耶穌說:「你們以為這些人被殺,是因為他們的罪比其他加利利人的罪更重嗎? 不!我告訴你們,你們若不悔改,同樣也必滅亡。 西羅亞樓倒塌時曾壓死了十八個人。你們以為他們比耶路撒冷其他人更有罪嗎? 不!我告訴你們,你們若不悔改,同樣也必滅亡。」

於是,耶穌說了一個比喻:「有人在葡萄園裡種了一棵無花果樹,他去樹那裡找果子,卻找不到。 他對園丁說,『三年來,我一直盼望它結果子,它卻一個也沒結。把它砍了,免得白佔土地。』

「園丁請求說,『主人,再留它一年吧!讓我在它四周鬆土、施肥, 明年如果結了果子就留它,否則再砍掉它。』」

治好駝背婦人

10 有個安息日,耶穌在會堂裡講道。 11 那裡有個婦人被邪靈纏身十八年,腰彎得很厲害,無法站直。 12 耶穌看見她,便叫她過來,說:「婦人,你再不會被疾病纏身了!」 13 耶穌雙手按在她身上,她的腰立刻直了,便頌讚上帝。

14 會堂主管看到耶穌在安息日為人治病,十分惱怒,就對眾人說:「一週有六天可以工作,求醫應當在這六天之內,不可在安息日!」

15 主說:「你們這些偽君子,莫非你們在安息日不解開棚裡的牛和驢,帶牠們去喝水嗎? 16 這婦人身為亞伯拉罕的女兒,受撒旦的捆綁十八年,難道不該在安息日為她解開捆索嗎?」 17 反對祂的人聽了這番話後,都非常羞愧,眾人卻為耶穌的奇妙作為高興歡喜。

上帝國的比喻

18 耶穌繼續說:「上帝的國好像什麼呢?我該把上帝的國比作什麼呢? 19 上帝的國就像一粒芥菜種,有人把它種在園裡,它長成了一棵樹,連飛鳥也來棲息在它的樹枝上。」

20 耶穌又說:「我該把上帝的國比作什麼呢? 21 上帝的國就像麵酵,婦人拿來摻在三斗麵裡,使整團麵都發起來。」

努力進窄門

22 耶穌繼續前往耶路撒冷,沿途在各城鎮教導人。 23 有人問祂:「主啊,得救的人是否很少呢?」耶穌對他們說:

24 「你們要努力進窄門,因為我告訴你們,將來有許多人想要進卻進不去。 25 當主人起來把門關閉之後,你們才站在外面叩門哀求,說,『主啊,給我們開門吧!』主人必說,『我不認識你們,你們是從哪裡來的?』

26 「那時,你們必說,『我們不是在一起用過餐嗎?你不是在街上教導過我們嗎?』

27 「主人必說,『我告訴你們,我不認識你們,也不知道你們是從哪裡來的。你們這些作惡的人,走開!』

28 「當你們看見亞伯拉罕、以撒、雅各和眾先知在上帝的國,自己卻被丟在門外,必要在那裡哀哭切齒。 29 那時人們會從東西南北來參加上帝國的宴席。 30 看啊,有些殿後的將要為首,有些為首的將要殿後。」

為耶路撒冷哀傷

31 那時,有幾個法利賽人來告訴耶穌,說:「快離開這裡吧,希律要殺你!」

32 耶穌說:「你們去告訴那個狐狸,『今天和明天,我要繼續趕鬼治病,到第三天,我的任務就完成了。』 33 無論如何,今天、明天和後天我必須繼續前行,因為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!你常殺害先知,又用石頭打死派到你那裡的使者。我多次想要招聚你的兒女,像母雞將小雞招聚在翅膀底下,可是你們卻不肯。 35 看啊!你們的家園將一片荒涼。我告訴你們,在你們說『奉主名來的當受稱頌』之前,你們再也見不到我了。」