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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.

Nkwa Asem

Luka 13

Ɔsoro kwan no yɛ hihiaa

1Saa bere no ara mu, nnipa bi bɛka kyerɛɛ Yesu se, Pilato akum Galileafo bi a wɔrebɔ afɔre ama Onyankopɔn maa wɔn mogya fraa afɔrebɔ no.

Yesu buaa wɔn se, “Mugye di sɛ saa Galileafo no yɛ nnebɔneyɛfo sen wɔn a aka no nyinaa nti na wokum wɔn no? Dabida, sɛ mo nso moansakra mo adwene a, wobekum mo saa ara.

“Anaasɛ mususuw sɛ nnipa dunwɔtwe a Siloa abantenten no bu guu wɔn so, kum wɔn no yɛ nnebɔneyɛfo sen nnipa a na wɔte Yerusalem no? Dabida, mo nso moansakra a, mubewuwu saa ara.”

Afei, Yesu buu wɔn bɛ yi se, “Ɔbarima bi duaa akutu wɔ ne turo mu. Da bi ɔkɔɔ turo no mu hɔ sɛ ɔrekɔtew ɛso aba no bi nanso wannya bi. Ɛno akyi, ɔfrɛɛ turo no so hwɛfo no ka kyerɛɛ no se, ‘Mfe abiɛsa ni, bere biara a mɛba sɛ merebɛtew akutu no bi no, minnya bi. Adɛn nti na ɛresɛe kwa yi? Twa kyene.’

“Turo no so hwɛfo no srɛɛ no sɛ, ‘Me wura, ma ensi hɔ afe yi nso na mingugu ase sumina nhwɛ sɛ ebia, ɛbɛsow aba bi anaa, na sɛ antumi ansow a, ɛnne metwa akyene.’”

Yesu sa yare homeda

10 Homeda bi a Yesu rekyerɛkyerɛ wɔ hyiadan mu no, 11 na ɔbea bi wɔ hɔ a hohommɔne mu yare bi akyere no mfe dunwɔtwe ama ne mu akoa a ontumi nteɛ ne mu koraa.

12 Yesu huu no no, ɔfrɛɛ no fii nnipa no mu ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Ɔbea, wo ho nyɛ wo dɛn.” 13 Ɔde ne nsa guu no so, na amonom hɔ ara otumi teɛɛ ne mu. Na ɔbea no yii Onyankopɔn ayɛ.

14 Hyiadan no so panyin a ohuu ɔbea no ayaresa no de abufuw kae se, “Nnansia na ɛsɛ sɛ mode yɛ adwuma a saa nna no mu na ɛsɛ sɛ moba na wɔsa mo yare na ɛnyɛ homeda.”

15 Na Awurade buaa no se, “Nyaatwomfo! Mo mu hena na ɔnsan ne nantwi anaa n’afurum na ɔnka no nkɔnom nsu homeda? 16 Adɛn nti na Abraham aseni yi a ɔbonsam afa no dommum mfe dunwɔtwe ni no ɛnsɛ sɛ mesa no yare homeda?“

17 Ɔkaa saa no, wɔn a na wɔne n’adwene nhyia no nyinaa ani wui. Nnipa no nso a na wɔwɔ hyiadan no mu nyinaa ani gyei n’anwonnwade ahorow a ɔyɛe no nyinaa ho.

Onyaa aba ne mmɔkaw ho bɛ

18 Afei Yesu fitii ase kyerɛkyerɛɛ wɔn Onyankopɔn Ahenni no ho asɛm, na obisaa wɔn se, “Onyankopɔn Ahenni no te dɛn? Na dɛn na memfa nto ho nkyerɛkyerɛ ase? 19 Onyankopɔn Ahenni no te sɛ onyaa aba ketewaa bi a obi dua wɔ n’afuw mu na enyin yɛ dutan kɛse ma nnomaa kɔnwene wɔn birebuw wɔ so.”

20 Obisaa bio se, “Dɛn bio na memfa ntoto ho nkyerɛ ase? 21 Ɛte sɛ mmɔkaw bi a abodootofo de fɔtɔw mmɔre ma etu.”

Ɔpon teɛteaa no

22 Bere a Yesu rekɔ Yerusalem no, ɔkyerɛkyerɛɛ wɔ nkurow so ne nkuraa ase ansa na ɔredu hɔ.

23 Ne nkyerɛkyerɛ no mu obi bisaa no se, “Awurade, nnipa kakraa bi na wobegye wɔn nkwa anaa?” 24 Obuaa no se, “Mompere nhyɛn ɔpon teɛteaa no mu, efisɛ, nnipa pii bɛpere sɛ wobewura mu nanso wɔrentumi. 25 Sɛ ɛba sɛ ofiwura no ato ɔpon no mu a, mobɛba abegyina akyi abɔ mu, aka se, ‘Owura, yɛsrɛ wo, bue yɛn.’ Na ɔno nso abisa mo se, ‘Mufi he? Minnim mo?’

26 “Na mo nso moaka akyerɛ no se, ‘Yɛne wo too nsa didii na wokyerɛkyerɛɛ wɔ yɛn mmorɔn so.’

27 “Na ofiwura no nso bebisa mo bio se, ‘Mufi he? Minnim mo. Mumfi m’ani so nkɔ, mo nnebɔneyɛfo!’

28 “Na sɛ muhu Abraham, Isak, Yakob ne nkɔmhyɛfo no nyinaa sɛ wɔwɔ Onyankopɔn Ahenni no mu na muntumi nkɔ hɔ bi a, mode mo nsa begu mo ti atwa agyaadwo. 29 Nnipa fi wiase afanan nyinaa behyia wɔ Onyankopɔn Ahenni no mu hɔ ato nsa adidi. 30 Na monkae sɛ akyikafo bi wɔ hɔ a, wobedi kan, na adikanfo bi nso wɔ hɔ a, wɔbɛka akyiri.”

Yesu twa Yerusalem ho agyaadwo

31 Saa bere no ara mu Farisifo bi baa Yesu nkyɛn bɛka kyerɛɛ no se, “Fi ha kɔ, efisɛ, Herode rehwehwɛ wo akum wo.”

32 Yesu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Monkɔka nkyerɛ sakraman no se, metu ahohommɔne, na masa nyarewa ɛnnɛ ne ɔkyena na ne nnansa so no, medu Yerusalem. 33 Nanso ɛsɛ sɛ menantew ɛnnɛ ne ɔkyena ne n’adekyee na etwa ara na etwa sɛ odiyifo bewu wɔ Yerusalem!

34 “Yerusalem, Yerusalem, wo a wukum adiyifo na wusiw wɔn a wɔsomaa wɔn wo nkyɛn no abo! Mpɛn ahe ni a mepɛe sɛ meboaboa wo mma ano sɛ akokɔbeatan boaboa ne mma ano ne ntaban ase, nanso moampene so. 35 Na mo afi bɛdan afituw na morenhu me kosi sɛ mobɛka se, “Nhyira ne nea ɔnam Awurade din mu reba no!”