Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Luka 1:1-80

Ũhoro wa Gũtongoria

1Andũ aingĩ nĩmarĩkĩtie kwandĩka ũhoro wa maũndũ marĩa mahingĩtio gatagatĩ-inĩ gaitũ, 21:2 Joh 15:27; Ahib 2:3o ta ũrĩa twaheirwo ũhoro wamo nĩ arĩa meyoneire maũndũ macio kuuma o kĩambĩrĩria marĩ aira na ndungata cia ũhoro ũcio. 31:3 Atũm 11:4; Atũm 1:1Nĩ ũndũ ũcio, tondũ niĩ mwene nĩnduĩrĩtie maũndũ macio mothe wega kuuma kĩambĩrĩria-rĩ, ngakĩona arĩ wega o na niĩ ngwandĩkĩre mũtaratara mwega wa maũndũ macio, wee mũnene mũgaathe Theofilo, 4nĩgeetha ũmenye na ma maũndũ marĩa warutirwo.

Gũciarwo kwa Johana Mũbatithania Kũmenyithanio

51:5 Math 2:1; 1Maũ 24:10Na rĩrĩ, hĩndĩ ĩrĩa Herode aarĩ mũthamaki wa Judea, nĩ kwarĩ mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai wetagwo Zakaria, warĩ wa gĩkundi kĩa athĩnjĩri-Ngai kĩa Abija; mũtumia wake eetagwo Elizabethi na aarĩ wa rũciaro rwa Harũni. 61:6 Kĩam 6:9; Gũcook 5:33O eerĩ maarĩ arũngĩrĩru maitho-inĩ ma Ngai, na nĩmathĩkagĩra maathani ma Mwathani na mawatho mothe matarĩ na ũcuuke. 7Nao matiarĩ na twana tondũ Elizabethi aarĩ thaata; na eerĩ maarĩ akũrũ mũno.

81:8 1Maũ 24:19Na rĩrĩ, mũthenya ũmwe Zakaria nĩarutaga wĩra wa mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai arĩ mbere ya Ngai, tondũ rĩarĩ ihinda rĩa gĩkundi gĩake gũtungata-rĩ, 91:9 Atũm 1:26; Thaam 30:7, 8nĩathuurirwo na njĩra ya gũcuukĩrwo mĩtĩ, kũringana na mũtugo wa ũthĩnjĩri-Ngai, athiĩ thĩinĩ wa hekarũ ya Mwathani agacine ũbumba. 101:10 Alaw 16:17Na rĩrĩa ihinda rĩa gũcina ũbumba rĩakinyire, kĩrĩndĩ gĩothe kĩrĩa kĩonganĩte nĩ ũndũ wa kũhooya, nĩ kĩahooyagĩra na kũu nja.

11Hĩndĩ ĩyo mũraika wa Mwathani akiumĩrĩra Zakaria, na akĩrũgama mwena wa ũrĩo wa kĩgongona kĩrĩa gĩa gũcinĩra ũbumba. 12Rĩrĩa Zakaria aamuonire, akĩhahũka na akĩiyũrwo nĩ guoya. 131:13 Math 14:27; Luk 1:60, 63No mũraika ũcio akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ: “Zakaria, tiga gwĩtigĩra; mahooya maku nĩmaiguĩtwo. Mũtumia waku Elizabethi nĩagagũciarĩra mwana wa kahĩĩ, nawe nĩũkamũtua Johana. 14Nĩũgakena na ũcanjamũke, nĩ ũndũ wake na andũ aingĩ nĩmagakenio nĩgũciarwo gwake, 151:15 Ndar 6:3; Jer 1:5nĩgũkorwo nĩagatuĩka mũndũ mũnene maitho-inĩ ma Mwathani. Ndarĩ hĩndĩ akaanyua ndibei o na kana kĩndũ o kĩngĩ kĩgagatu kĩngĩtũma mũndũ arĩĩo, na nĩakaiyũrwo nĩ Roho Mũtheru kuuma o gũciarwo gwake. 16Nake nĩakagarũra andũ aingĩ a Isiraeli macookerere Mwathani Ngai wao. 171:17 Mal 4:5; Math 11:14Na nĩagathiĩ mbere ya Mwathani arĩ na roho na hinya wa Elija, nĩguo agarũre ngoro cia maithe mendane na ciana ciao, nao arĩa aremi amagarũre magĩe na ũũgĩ wa andũ arĩa athingu, nĩgeetha ahaarĩrie andũ mahote gweterera Mwathani.”

18Zakaria akĩũria mũraika ũcio atĩrĩ, “Ingĩmenya ma ya ũhoro ũcio atĩa? Niĩ ndĩ mũthuuri mũkũrũ o na mũtumia wakwa arĩ na mĩaka mĩingĩ.”

191:19 Dan 8:16; Dan 9:21Mũraika ũcio akĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, “Niĩ nĩ niĩ Gaburieli, ũrĩa ũrũgamaga mbere ya Ngai, na nĩ gũtũmwo ndũmĩtwo ngwarĩrie na ngwĩre ũhoro ũyũ mwega. 20Na rĩu nĩũgũkira ũremwo nĩ kwaria nginya mũthenya ũrĩa ũndũ ũcio ũkaahinga, tondũ ndũnetĩkia ciugo ciakwa, o icio ikaahinga ihinda rĩrĩa rĩagĩrĩire rĩakinya.”

21Hĩndĩ ĩyo yothe, andũ nĩmetereire Zakaria na makarigagwo nĩ kĩrĩa gĩatũmĩte aikare mũno ũguo thĩinĩ wa hekarũ.1:21 Andũ meetereire Zakaria oime Handũ-harĩa-Hatheru oke amarathime na kĩrathimo kĩa Harũni kĩrĩa kĩrĩ Ndar 6:24-26. 221:22 Luk 1:62Rĩrĩa oimire, ndaigana kũhota kũmaarĩria; magĩkĩmenya atĩ nĩonete kĩoneki arĩ thĩinĩ wa hekarũ, nĩgũkorwo no kũmaheneria aamahenagĩria na guoko, agĩikara o ũguo atekũhota kwaria.

23Rĩrĩa ihinda rĩake rĩa gũtungata1:23 Mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai aatungataga hekarũ-inĩ kiumia kĩmwe harĩ mĩeri ĩtandatũ, nĩ kuuga maita meerĩ harĩ mwaka ũmwe. rĩathirire-rĩ, akĩinũka gwake mũciĩ. 24Thuutha ũcio Elizabethi mũtumia wake akĩgĩa nda, na handũ ha mĩeri ĩtano agĩikara ehithĩte. 251:25 Kĩam 30:23; Isa 4:1Akiuga atĩrĩ, “Nĩ Mwathani ũnjĩkĩire ũũ. Matukũ-inĩ maya nĩanjĩkĩte wega na akanjehereria thoni cia kũmenwo nĩ andũ.”

Gũciarwo kwa Jesũ Kũmenyithanio

26Naguo mweri wa ĩtandatũ wa Elizabethi gũkorwo arĩ na nda-rĩ, Ngai nĩatũmire mũraika Gaburieli athiĩ Nazarethi itũũra rĩarĩ kũu Galili, 271:27 Math 1:16, 18, 20akĩmũtũma kũrĩ mũirĩtu gathirange worĩtio nĩ mũndũ wetagwo Jusufu, wa rũciaro rwa Daudi. Mũirĩtu ũcio gathirange eetagwo Mariamu. 28Mũraika ũcio akĩmuumĩrĩra, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Nĩndakũgeithia, wee ũrathimĩtwo mũno! Mwathani arĩ hamwe nawe.”

29Nake Mariamu agĩthĩĩnĩka mũno nĩ ũndũ ũcio, na akĩgega akĩrigwo nĩ ũhoro wa ngeithi icio. 30Nowe mũraika ũcio akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Mariamu tiga gwĩtigĩra, nĩgũkorwo nĩũkinyĩirwo nĩ wega wa Ngai. 311:31 Isa 7:14; Math 1:21, 25Nawe nĩũkũgĩa nda na nĩũgaaciara mwana wa kahĩĩ, nawe nĩũkamũtua Jesũ. 321:32 Math 1:1; Mar 5:7Nake nĩagatuĩka mũnene na ageetagwo Mũrũ-wa-Ũrĩa-ũrĩ-Igũrũ-Mũno. Mwathani Ngai nĩakamũhe gĩtĩ kĩa ũnene kĩrĩa gĩa ithe Daudi, 331:33 2Sam 7:6; Dan 2:44nake nĩagathamakĩra nyũmba ya Jakubu nginya tene; ũthamaki wake ndũgaathira o na rĩ.”

34Mariamu akĩũria mũraika ũcio atĩrĩ, “Ũndũ ũyũ ũngĩhoteka atĩa, kuona atĩ ndĩ o mũirĩtu gathirange?”

351:35 Luk 1:32, 76; Math 4:3Nake mũraika ũcio akĩmũcookeria, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Roho Mũtheru nĩagooka igũrũ rĩaku naguo hinya wa Ũrĩa-ũrĩ-Igũrũ-Mũno nĩũgakũhumbĩra, nĩ ũndũ ũcio mwana ũrĩa ũgaaciarwo nĩ mũtheru na ageetagwo Mũrũ wa Ngai. 36O na Elizabethi, ũrĩa wa mbarĩ cianyu, o nake nĩekũgĩa kaana arĩ mũkũrũ, o ũcio weragwo atĩ nĩ thaata, nĩgũkorwo rĩu arĩ na nda ya mĩeri ĩtandatũ. 371:37 Math 19:26Nĩgũkorwo gũtirĩ ũndũ ũngĩrema Ngai.”

38Nake Mariamu akĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, “Niĩ ndĩ ndungata ya Mwathani. Ndĩrogĩĩkwo o ta ũguo woiga.” Hĩndĩ ĩyo mũraika akĩmũtiga agĩthiĩ.

Mariamu Gũceerera Elizabethi

391:39 Luk 1:65Matukũ-inĩ o ro macio, Mariamu akĩĩhaarĩria, agĩthiĩ ahiũhĩte nginya itũũra rĩarĩ bũrũri ũrĩa ũrĩ irĩma wa Judea, 40agĩtoonya mũciĩ gwa Zakaria, na akĩgeithia Elizabethi. 41Rĩrĩa Elizabethi aiguire ngeithi cia Mariamu-rĩ, kaana gake gakĩambarara karĩ nda yake, nake Elizabethi akĩiyũrwo nĩ Roho Mũtheru. 421:42 Atiir 5:14Akĩanĩrĩra na mũgambo mũnene, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Wee wĩ mũrathime gatagatĩ ka atumia othe, nako kaana karĩa ũgaaciara nĩkarathime! 43No nĩ kĩĩ gĩtũmĩte njĩkwo wega ũũ, atĩ nyina wa Mwathani wakwa no ooke kũnjeerera? 44Ndaigua mũgambo wa ngeithi ciaku wakinya matũ-inĩ makwa, nako kaana karĩa karĩ nda yakwa kambarara nĩ ũndũ wa gũkena. 45Kũrathimwo-rĩ, nĩ mũndũ ũcio wĩtĩkĩtie atĩ maũndũ marĩa Mwathani amwĩrĩte nĩmakahingio!”

Rwĩmbo rwa Mariamu

461:46 Thab 34:2, 3Nake Mariamu akiuga atĩrĩ:

“Ngoro yakwa nĩĩragooca Mwathani,

471:47 Thab 18:46; Hab 3:8naguo roho wakwa nĩũrakenera Ngai Mũhonokia wakwa,

48nĩgũkorwo nĩaririkanĩte

kwĩnyiihia kwa ndungata yake.

Kuuma rĩu njiarwa ciothe irĩĩnjĩtaga mũrathime,

491:49 Thab 71:19nĩgũkorwo Ũcio ũrĩ Hinya nĩanjĩkĩire maũndũ manene,

narĩo rĩĩtwa rĩake nĩ rĩtheru.

501:50 Thaam 20:6; Thab 103:17Tha ciake nĩikinyagĩra arĩa mamwĩtigagĩra,

kuuma njiarwa nginya njiarwa.

511:51 Thab 98:1; Isa 40:10Nĩekĩte maũndũ ma hinya na guoko gwake;

na arĩa etĩĩi aharaganagia meciiria ma ngoro ciao.

52Nĩaharũrũkĩtie aathani kuuma itĩ-inĩ ciao cia ũnene,

no agatũũgĩria arĩa menyiihagia.

53Nĩahũũnĩtie arĩa ahũtu na maũndũ mega,

no arĩa itonga akamaingata matarĩ na kĩndũ.

541:54 Thab 98:3Nĩateithĩtie Isiraeli ndungata yake,

akaririkana ũhoro wake wa kũiguanĩra tha,

551:55 Agal 3:16o ta ũrĩa eerire maithe maitũ,

atĩ nĩakaiguĩra Iburahĩmu hamwe na njiaro ciake tha, nginya tene.”

56Nake Mariamu agĩikara na Elizabethi ta mĩeri ĩtatũ, agĩcooka akĩinũka kwao.

Gũciarwo kwa Johana Mũbatithania

57Na rĩrĩ, ihinda rĩa Elizabethi rĩakinya rĩa gũciara, agĩciara kahĩĩ. 58Andũ a itũũra rĩake na a mbarĩ ciao makĩigua atĩ Mwathani nĩakĩrĩrĩirie kũmũiguĩra tha, nao magĩkena hamwe nake.

591:59 Kĩam 17:12; Alaw 12:3Mũthenya wa ĩnana wakinya, magĩũka nĩguo maruithie kaana kau, nao meendaga gũgatua Zakaria o ta ũrĩa ithe eetagwo, 60no nyina akĩaria, akiuga atĩrĩ, “Aca! Gegwĩtwo Johana.”

61Nao andũ makĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Gũtirĩ mũndũ wa mbarĩ cianyu wĩtagwo rĩĩtwa rĩu!”

621:62 Luk 1:22Nao makĩũria ithe ũrĩa angĩenda gatuuo na ũndũ wa kũmũheneria na moko. 63Akĩmeetia kahengere ga kwandĩkwo, nake akĩandĩka atĩrĩ, “Rĩĩtwa rĩako nĩ Johana.” Naguo ũndũ ũcio ũkĩgegia andũ othe. 64O hĩndĩ ĩyo akĩhingũka kanua, naruo rũrĩmĩ rwake rũkĩregera, akĩambĩrĩria kwaria, akĩgooca Ngai. 65Nao andũ othe a itũũra makĩiyũrwo nĩ guoya, makaaragia ũhoro wa maũndũ macio mothe, namo makĩhunja bũrũri-inĩ ũcio wothe wa irĩma wa Judea. 661:66 Kĩam 39:2; Atũm 11:21Nao arĩa othe maiguire ũhoro ũcio makĩgegio nĩguo makĩũria atĩrĩ, “Kaĩ kaana gaka gagaatuĩka ũ? Nĩgũkorwo guoko kwa Mwathani kwarĩ hamwe nako.”

Rwĩmbo rwa Zakaria

671:67 Joel 2:28Nake ithe Zakaria akĩiyũrwo nĩ Roho Mũtheru, akĩratha ũhoro, akiuga atĩrĩ,

681:68 Thab 111:9; Luk 7:16“Mwathani Ngai wa Isiraeli arogoocwo,

tondũ nĩokĩte na agakũũra andũ ake.

691:69 Thab 18:2; 132:17Nĩatwambararĩirie rũhĩa rwa ũhonokio

thĩinĩ wa nyũmba ya Daudi, ndungata yake

701:70 Arom 1:2; Jer 23:5(o ta ũrĩa aarĩtie matukũ ma tene na tũnua twa anabii ake atheru),

71rwa gũtũhonokia kuuma kũrĩ thũ ciitũ,

na kuuma kũrĩ guoko kwa arĩa othe matũmenaga,

72nĩguo aiguĩre maithe maitũ tha,

na aririkane kĩrĩkanĩro gĩake gĩtheru,

73o mwĩhĩtwa ũrĩa eehĩtĩire ithe witũ Iburahĩmu:

741:74 1Joh 4:18; Ahib 9:14atĩ nĩagatũhonokia kuuma guoko-inĩ gwa thũ ciitũ,

na atũhotithie kũmũtungatagĩra tũtarĩ na guoya,

751:75 Aef 4:24tũrĩ atheru na athingu mbere yake matukũ-inĩ maitũ mothe.

761:76 Math 11:9“O nawe, kaana gakwa, nĩũgetagwo mũnabii wa Ũrĩa-ũrĩ-Igũrũ-Mũno;

nĩgũkorwo nĩũgaathiiaga mbere ya Mwathani nĩguo ũmũthondekagĩre njĩra ciake,

771:77 Mar 1:4na ũmenyithie andũ ake ũhoro wa ũhonokio

nĩ ũndũ wa kũrekerwo mehia mao,

78na tondũ wa tha nyingĩ cia Ngai witũ,

tha icio nĩigatũma riũa rĩtũrathĩre kuuma igũrũ,

791:79 Isa 9:2; Math 4:16nĩgeetha rĩarĩre arĩa matũũraga nduma-inĩ,

o na arĩa matũũraga kĩĩruru-inĩ gĩa gĩkuũ,

nĩguo rĩtongorie magũrũ maitũ njĩra-inĩ ya thayũ.”

801:80 Luk 2:40, 52Nako kaana kau gagĩkũra, na gakĩgĩa hinya roho-inĩ wako; nake agĩtũũra werũ-inĩ nginya hĩndĩ ĩrĩa eyumĩririe kũrĩ andũ a Isiraeli.

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Luka 1:1-80

Mawu Oyamba

1Ambiri anayesa kufotokoza nkhani ya zimene zinakwaniritsidwa pakati pathu, 2monga mmene zinaperekedwera kwa ife ndi iwo amene anaona poyambirira ndi atumiki a mawu. 3Popeza inenso ndafufuza mosamalitsa chilichonse kuyambira pachiyambi, zandikomera kukulemberani mwatsatanetsatane inu wolemekezeka Tiofilo, 4kuti mudziwe bwinobwino zoona za zinthu zimene mwaphunzitsidwa.

Aneneratu za Kubadwa kwa Yohane Mʼbatizi

5Mʼmasiku a Herode, mfumu ya Yudeya, kunali wansembe dzina lake Zakariya wa gulu la ansembe la Abiya; mkazi wake Elizabeti analinso wa fuko la Aaroni. 6Onse awiri anali olungama pamaso pa Mulungu, ndipo amasunga malamulo ndi malangizo onse a Ambuye osalakwa konse. 7Koma analibe ana chifukwa Elizabeti anali wosabereka; ndipo onse anali okalamba.

8Nthawi yogwira ntchito yotumikira ansembe a gulu la Zekariya, Zekariya ankatumikira ngati wansembe pamaso pa Mulungu, 9Zakariyayo anasankhidwa mwa maere, monga mwa mwambo wa unsembe, kupita mʼNyumba ya Ambuye kukafukiza lubani. 10Ndipo nthawi yofukiza lubani itafika, gulu lonse lopembedza linkapemphera kunja.

11Kenaka mngelo wa Ambuye anaonekera kwa iye, atayimirira ku dzanja lamanja la guwa lofukizira. 12Zakariya ataona mngeloyo, anadzidzimuka ndipo anagwidwa ndi mantha. 13Koma mngeloyo anati kwa iye: “Usachite mantha, Zakariya; pemphero lako lamveka. Mkazi wako Elizabeti adzakuberekera iwe mwana wamwamuna ndipo udzamutche dzina loti Yohane. 14Ndipo adzakhala chimwemwe ndi chisangalalo kwa iwe, ndipo ambiri adzasangalala chifukwa cha kubadwa kwake, 15chifukwa adzakhala wamkulu pamaso pa Ambuye. Iye sadzamwa vinyo kapena chakumwa choledzeretsa, ndipo adzazadzidwa ndi Mzimu Woyera kuyambira pa kubadwa. 16Iye adzabweretsanso Aisraeli ambiri kwa Ambuye Mulungu wawo. 17Ndipo iye adzabwera Ambuye asanabwere mu mzimu ndi mphamvu ya Eliya. Adzatembenuzira mitima ya abambo kwa ana awo ndi osamvera ku nzeru ya olungama, kuthandiza anthu kuti akonzekere kubwera kwa Ambuye.”

18Zakariya anamufunsa mngeloyo kuti, “Kodi ndingatsimikize bwanji zimenezi? Ine ndine wokalamba ndipo mkazi wanga ali ndi zaka zambiri.”

19Mngeloyo anayankha kuti, “Ine ndine Gabrieli. Ndimayima pamaso pa Mulungu, ndipo ndatumidwa kwa iwe kudzakuwuza uthenga wabwinowu. 20Ndipo kuyambira tsopano sudzatha kuyankhula kufikira izi zitachitika chifukwa sunakhulupirire mawu awa, amene adzakwaniritsidwe pa nthawi yake yoyenera.”

21Pa nthawiyi, anthu ankadikira Zakariya ndipo anadabwa chifukwa anatenga nthawi yayitali ali mʼNyumba ya Mulungu. 22Atatuluka sanathe kuyankhulana nawo. Anazindikira kuti anaona masomphenya mʼNyumbamo, chifukwa ankasonyeza zizindikiro kwa iwo koma sankatha kuyankhula.

23Nthawi yake yotumikira itatha, anabwerera kwawo. 24Zitatha izi, mkazi wake Elizabeti anakhala ndi pakati ndipo anadzibisa kwa miyezi isanu. 25Iye anati, “Ambuye wandichitira izi, kuti mʼmasiku ano wandionetsera kukoma mtima kwake ndi kuchotsa manyazi anga pakati pa anthu.”

Aneneratu za Kubadwa kwa Yesu

26Mwezi wachisanu ndi chimodzi, Mulungu anatuma mngelo Gabrieli ku Nazareti, mudzi wa ku Galileya, 27kwa namwali wopalidwa ubwenzi ndi Yosefe, wa fuko la Davide. Dzina la namwaliyo linali Mariya. 28Mngeloyo anafika kwa iye nati, “Moni, inu amene Ambuye wakukomerani mtima kwambiri! Ambuye ali ndi inu.”

29Mariya anavutika kwambiri ndi mawu awa ndipo anadabwa ndi kulonjera kotere. 30Koma mngeloyo anati kwa iye, “Usachite mantha Mariya, pakuti wapeza chisomo pamaso Mulungu. 31Udzakhala woyembekezera ndipo udzabala mwana wamwamuna ndipo udzamupatse dzina loti Yesu. 32Iye adzakhala wamkulu ndipo adzatchedwa Mwana wa Wammwambamwamba. Ambuye Mulungu adzamupatsa Iye mpando waufumu wa abambo ake Davide, 33ndipo adzalamulira pa nyumba ya Yakobo ku nthawi zonse; ufumu wake sudzatha.”

34Mariya anafunsa mngeloyo kuti, “Izi zingatheke bwanji popeza ine sindidziwa mwamuna?”

35Mngelo anayankha kuti, “Mzimu Woyera adzabwera pa iwe ndipo mphamvu ya Wammwambamwamba idzakuphimba, ndipo Woyerayo amene adzabadwe adzatchedwa Mwana wa Mulungu. 36Ngakhale Elizabeti mʼbale wako adzakhala ndi mwana mu ukalamba wake ndipo iye amene amati ndi wosabereka, uno mwezi wake wachisanu ndi chimodzi. 37Pakuti palibe chinthu chosatheka ndi Mulungu.”

38Mariya anayankha kuti, “Ine ndine mtumiki wa Ambuye. Zikhale kwa ine monga mwanenera.”

Mariya Acheza kwa Elizabeti

39Nthawi imeneyo anakonzeka ndipo anapita mofulumira ku mudzi wa ku mapiri a dziko la Yudeya, 40kumene anakalowa mʼnyumba ya Zakariya nalonjera Elizabeti. 41Elizabeti atamva moni wa Mariya, mwana anatakataka mʼmimba mwake, ndipo Elizabeti anadzazidwa ndi Mzimu Woyera. 42Anafuwula ndi mawu akulu kuti, “Ndiwe wodala pakati pa akazi, ndipo ndi wodala mwana amene udzabereke! 43Koma nʼchifukwa chiyani andikomera mtima kuti amayi a Ambuye anga abwere kwa ine? 44Nthawi yomwe ndinamva mawu akulonjera kwanu, mwana anatakataka mʼmimba mwanga chifukwa cha chimwemwe. 45Wodala iye amene wakhulupirira kuti chimene Ambuye wanena kwa iye chidzakwaniritsidwa!”

Nyimbo ya Mariya

46Ndipo Mariya anati:

“Moyo wanga ulemekeza Ambuye.

47Ndipo mzimu wanga ukondwera mwa Mulungu Mpulumutsi wanga,

48pakuti wakumbukira

kudzichepetsa kwa mtumiki wake.

Kuyambira tsopano mibado yonse idzanditcha wodala,

49pakuti Wamkuluyo wandichitira ine zinthu zazikulu,

dzina lake ndi loyera.

50Chifundo chake chifikira kwa iwo amene amuopa Iye

kufikira mibadomibado.

51Iye wachita zamphamvu ndi dzanja lake;

Iye anabalalitsa iwo amene ali onyada mʼmaganizo awo.

52Iye anachotsa olamulira pa mipando yawo yaufumu,

koma wakweza odzichepetsa.

53Iye wakhutitsa a njala ndi zinthu zabwino

koma anachotsa olemera wopanda kanthu.

54Iye anathandiza mtumiki wake Israeli,

pokumbukira chifundo chake.

55Kwa Abrahamu ndi zidzukulu zake ku nthawi zonse

monga ananena kwa makolo athu.”

56Mariya anakhala ndi Elizabeti pafupifupi miyezi itatu ndipo kenaka anabwerera kwawo.

Kubadwa kwa Yohane Mʼbatizi

57Itakwana nthawi yoti Elizabeti abereke, anabereka mwana wamwamuna. 58Anansi ndi abale ake anamva kuti Ambuye anamuchitira chifundo chachikulu ndipo anakondwera naye pamodzi.

59Pa tsiku lachisanu ndi chitatu anabwera ndi mwana kuti adzachitidwe mdulidwe, ndipo anafuna kumupatsa dzina la abambo ake Zakariya, 60koma amayi ake anayankhula nati, “Ayi, atchulidwe kuti Yohane.”

61Iwo anati kwa iye, “Palibe mmodzi mwa abale ake amene ali ndi dzina limeneli.”

62Pamenepo anapanga zizindikiro kwa abambo ake kuti adziwe dzina limene akanakonda kumutcha mwanayo. 63Iye anapempha poti alembepo, ndipo chodabwitsa kwa aliyense analemba kuti, “Dzina lake ndi Yohane.” 64Nthawi yomweyo pakamwa pake panatsekuka ndi lilime lake linamasuka ndipo anayamba kuyankhula, nayamika Mulungu. 65Anansi onse anachita mantha kwambiri, ndipo ku madera onse a kumapiri a Yudeya, anthu anayankhula zinthu zonsezi. 66Aliyense amene anamva izi anadabwa nazo nafunsa kuti, “Kodi mwana uyu adzakhala wotani?” Pakuti dzanja la Ambuye lili pa iye.

Nyimbo ya Zakariya

67Abambo ake, Zakariya, anadzazidwa ndi Mzimu Woyera ndipo ananenera kuti,

68“Alemekezeke Ambuye, Mulungu wa Israeli

chifukwa wabwera ndi kuwombola anthu ake.

69Iye wakweza nyanga yachipulumutso kwa ife

mu nyumba ya mtumiki wake Davide.

70(Monga mmene ananenera kudzera mwa aneneri oyera),

71chipulumutso kuchoka kwa adani athu

ndi kuchoka mʼdzanja la onse otida,

72kuonetsa chifundo kwa makolo athu

ndi kukumbukira pangano lake loyera,

73lumbiro limene analumbira kwa kholo lathu Abrahamu:

74kutilanditsa ife mʼdzanja la adani athu,

ndi kutipanga ife timutumikire Iye mopanda mantha,

75mʼchiyero ndi mʼchilungamo masiku athu onse.

76“Ndipo iwe mwana wanga udzatchedwa mneneri wa Wammwambamwamba;

pakuti udzapita patsogolo pa Ambuye kukonza njira yake,

77kupatsa anthu ake chidziwitso cha chipulumutso

kudzera mwa chikhululukiro cha machimo awo,

78chifukwa cha chifundo chachikulu cha Mulungu wathu,

ndipo kuwala kwa dzuwa kudzafikira ife kuchokera kumwamba,

79kuwalira iwo okhala mu mdima

ndi mu mthunzi wa imfa,

kutsogolera mapazi athu mu njira yamtendere.”

80Ndipo mwanayo anakula nakhala wamphamvu mu mzimu; ndipo anakhala ku chipululu mpaka pamene anaonekera poyera mu Israeli.