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Luke 5

The First Disciples

1Now it happened that while Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret (Sea of Galilee), with the people crowding all around Him and listening to the word of God; that He saw two boats lying at the edge of the lake, but the fishermen had gotten out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out a little distance from the shore. And He sat down and began teaching the crowds from the boat. When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon [Peter], “Put out into the deep water and lower your nets for a catch [of fish].” Simon replied, “Master, we worked hard all night [to the point of exhaustion] and caught nothing [in our nets], but at Your word I will [do as you say and] lower the nets [again].” When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their nets were [at the point of] breaking; so they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both of the boats [with fish], so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw this, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Go away from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!” For he and all his companions were completely astounded at the catch of fish which they had taken; 10 and so were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon [Peter]. Jesus said to Simon, “Have no fear; from now on you will be catching men!” 11 After they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and [a]followed Him [becoming His disciples, believing and trusting in Him and following His example].

The Leper and the Paralytic

12 While Jesus was in one of the cities, there came a man covered with [an advanced case of] leprosy; and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean and well.” 13 And Jesus reached out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately the leprosy left him. 14 Jesus ordered him to tell no one [that he might happen to meet], “But go and show yourself to the priest, and make an offering for your purification, just as Moses commanded, as a testimony (witness) to them [that this is a work of Messiah].” 15 But the news about Him was spreading farther, and large crowds kept gathering to hear Him and to be healed of their illnesses. 16 But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray [in seclusion].

17 One day as He was teaching, there were Pharisees and teachers of the Law sitting there who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was present with Him to heal. 18 Some men came carrying on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed, and they tried to bring him in and lay him down in front of Jesus. 19 But finding no way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the [b]roof [and removed some tiles to make an opening] and lowered him through the tiles with his stretcher, into the middle of the crowd, in front of Jesus. 20 When Jesus saw their [active] faith [springing from confidence in Him], He said, “Man, your sins are forgiven.” 21 The scribes and the Pharisees began to consider and question [the implications of what He had said], saying, “Who is this man who speaks blasphemies [by claiming the rights and prerogatives of God]? Who can forgive sins [that is, remove guilt, nullify sin’s penalty, and assign righteousness] except God alone?” 22 But Jesus, knowing their [hostile] thoughts, answered them, “Why are you questioning [these things] in your hearts? 23 Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? 24 But, in order that you may know that the Son of Man (the Messiah) has authority and power on earth to forgive sins”—He said to the paralyzed man, “I say to you, get up, pick up your stretcher and go home.” 25 He immediately stood up before them, picked up his stretcher, and went home glorifying and praising God. 26 They were all astonished, and they began glorifying God; and they were filled with [reverential] fear and kept saying, “We have seen wonderful and incredible things today!”

Call of Levi (Matthew)

27 After this Jesus went out and noticed a tax collector named Levi (Matthew) sitting at the tax booth; and He said to him, “Follow Me [as My disciple, accepting Me as your Master and Teacher and walking the same path of life that I walk].” 28 And he left everything behind and got up and began to follow Jesus [as His disciple].

29 Levi (Matthew) gave a great banquet for Him at his house; and there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others who were reclining at the table with them. 30 The Pharisees and their scribes [seeing those with whom He was associating] began murmuring in discontent to His disciples, asking, “Why are you eating and drinking with the tax collectors and sinners [including non-observant Jews]?” 31 And Jesus replied to them, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but [only] those who are sick. 32 I did not come to call the [self-proclaimed] righteous [who see no need to repent], but sinners to repentance [to change their old way of thinking, to turn from sin and to seek God and His righteousness].”

33 Then they said to Him, “The disciples of John [the Baptist] often practice fasting and offer prayers [of special petition], and so do the disciples of the Pharisees; but Yours eat and drink.” 34 Jesus said to them, “Can you make the wedding guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? 35 But days [for mourning] will come when the bridegroom is [forcefully] taken away from them. They will fast in those days.” 36 He also told them a parable: “No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and puts it on an old one; otherwise he will both tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. 37 And no one puts new wine into old [c]wineskins; otherwise the new [fermenting] wine will [expand and] burst the skins and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined. 38 But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. 39 And no one, after drinking old wine, wishes for new; for he says, ‘The old is fine.’”

Notas al pie

  1. Luke 5:11 The concept of “follow” can represent three separate possibilities: (1) walking with Him (literally), that is merely being in His presence regardless of personal belief or commitment; (2) accepting and identifying with the salvation He offered; and (3) being identified with Him by being subject to the scorn and rejection of unbelievers because of personal belief and commitment to Him.
  2. Luke 5:19 The roof of a typical home was composed of clay tiles which were laid on a mat of branches and grass supported by wooden beams.
  3. Luke 5:37 See note Matt 9:17.

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Lucas 5

Llamamiento de los primeros discípulos

1Un día estaba Jesús a orillas del lago de Genesaret,[a] y la gente lo apretujaba para escuchar el mensaje de Dios. Entonces vio dos barcas que los pescadores habían dejado en la playa mientras lavaban las redes. Subió a una de las barcas, que pertenecía a Simón, y le pidió que la alejara un poco de la orilla. Luego se sentó, y enseñaba a la gente desde la barca.

Cuando acabó de hablar, le dijo a Simón:

—Lleva la barca hacia aguas más profundas, y echen allí las redes para pescar.

—Maestro, hemos estado trabajando duro toda la noche y no hemos pescado nada —le contestó Simón—. Pero, como tú me lo mandas, echaré las redes.

Así lo hicieron, y recogieron una cantidad tan grande de peces que las redes se les rompían. Entonces llamaron por señas a sus compañeros de la otra barca para que los ayudaran. Ellos se acercaron y llenaron tanto las dos barcas que comenzaron a hundirse.

Al ver esto, Simón Pedro cayó de rodillas delante de Jesús y le dijo:

—¡Apártate de mí, Señor; soy un pecador!

Es que él y todos sus compañeros estaban asombrados ante la pesca que habían hecho, 10 como también lo estaban Jacobo y Juan, hijos de Zebedeo, que eran socios de Simón.

—No temas; desde ahora serás pescador de hombres —le dijo Jesús a Simón.

11 Así que llevaron las barcas a tierra y, dejándolo todo, siguieron a Jesús.

Jesús sana a un leproso

12 En otra ocasión, cuando Jesús estaba en un pueblo, se presentó un hombre cubierto de lepra. Al ver a Jesús, cayó rostro en tierra y le suplicó:

—Señor, si quieres, puedes limpiarme.

13 Jesús extendió la mano y tocó al hombre.

—Sí, quiero —le dijo—. ¡Queda limpio!

Y al instante se le quitó la lepra.

14 —No se lo digas a nadie —le ordenó Jesús—; solo ve, preséntate al sacerdote y lleva por tu purificación lo que ordenó Moisés, para que les sirva de testimonio.

15 Sin embargo, la fama de Jesús se extendía cada vez más, de modo que acudían a él multitudes para oírlo y para que los sanara de sus enfermedades. 16 Él, por su parte, solía retirarse a lugares solitarios para orar.

Jesús sana a un paralítico

17 Un día, mientras enseñaba, estaban sentados allí algunos fariseos y maestros de la ley que habían venido de todas las aldeas de Galilea y Judea, y también de Jerusalén. Y el poder del Señor estaba con él para sanar a los enfermos. 18 Entonces llegaron unos hombres que llevaban en una camilla a un paralítico. Procuraron entrar para ponerlo delante de Jesús, 19 pero no pudieron a causa de la multitud. Así que subieron a la azotea y, separando las tejas, lo bajaron en la camilla hasta ponerlo en medio de la gente, frente a Jesús.

20 Al ver la fe de ellos, Jesús dijo:

—Amigo, tus pecados quedan perdonados.

21 Los fariseos y los maestros de la ley comenzaron a pensar: «¿Quién es este que dice blasfemias? ¿Quién puede perdonar pecados sino solo Dios?»

22 Pero Jesús supo lo que estaban pensando y les dijo:

—¿Por qué razonan así? 23 ¿Qué es más fácil decir: “Tus pecados quedan perdonados”, o “Levántate y anda”? 24 Pues para que sepan que el Hijo del hombre tiene autoridad en la tierra para perdonar pecados —se dirigió entonces al paralítico—: A ti te digo, levántate, toma tu camilla y vete a tu casa.

25 Al instante se levantó a la vista de todos, tomó la camilla en que había estado acostado, y se fue a su casa alabando a Dios. 26 Todos quedaron asombrados y ellos también alababan a Dios. Estaban llenos de temor y decían: «Hoy hemos visto maravillas».

Llamamiento de Leví

27 Después de esto salió Jesús y se fijó en un recaudador de impuestos llamado Leví, sentado a la mesa donde cobraba.

—Sígueme —le dijo Jesús.

28 Y Leví se levantó, lo dejó todo y lo siguió.

29 Luego Leví le ofreció a Jesús un gran banquete en su casa, y había allí un grupo numeroso de recaudadores de impuestos y otras personas que estaban comiendo con ellos. 30 Pero los fariseos y los maestros de la ley que eran de la misma secta les reclamaban a los discípulos de Jesús:

—¿Por qué comen y beben ustedes con recaudadores de impuestos y pecadores?

31 —No son los sanos los que necesitan médico, sino los enfermos —les contestó Jesús—. 32 No he venido a llamar a justos, sino a pecadores para que se arrepientan.

Le preguntan a Jesús sobre el ayuno

33 Algunos le dijeron a Jesús:

—Los discípulos de Juan ayunan y oran con frecuencia, lo mismo que los discípulos de los fariseos, pero los tuyos se la pasan comiendo y bebiendo.

34 Jesús les replicó:

—¿Acaso pueden obligar a los invitados del novio a que ayunen mientras él está con ellos? 35 Llegará el día en que se les quitará el novio; en aquellos días sí ayunarán.

36 Les contó esta parábola:

—Nadie quita un retazo de un vestido nuevo para remendar un vestido viejo. De hacerlo así, habrá rasgado el vestido nuevo, y el retazo nuevo no hará juego con el vestido viejo. 37 Ni echa nadie vino nuevo en odres viejos. De hacerlo así, el vino nuevo hará reventar los odres, se derramará el vino y los odres se arruinarán. 38 Más bien, el vino nuevo debe echarse en odres nuevos. 39 Y nadie que haya bebido vino añejo quiere el nuevo, porque dice: “El añejo es mejor”.

Notas al pie

  1. 5:1 Es decir, el mar de Galilea.