King James Version

Luke 1:1-80

1Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, 2Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; 3It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, 4That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.

5¶ There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judæa, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. 6And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. 7And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years. 8And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest’s office before God in the order of his course, 9According to the custom of the priest’s office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. 10And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense. 11And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. 12And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. 13But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. 14And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. 15For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb. 16And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. 17And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. 18And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. 19And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. 20And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. 21And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple. 22And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless. 23And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house. 24And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying, 25Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men. 26And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. 36And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. 37For with God nothing shall be impossible. 38And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. 39And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; 40And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. 41And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: 42And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. 43And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. 45And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. 46And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, 47And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. 48For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. 49For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. 50And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. 51He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. 52He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. 53He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. 54He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy; 55As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever. 56And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house. 57Now Elisabeth’s full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son. 58And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her. 59And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father. 60And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John. 61And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name. 62And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called. 63And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all. 64And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God. 65And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judæa. 66And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him. 67And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, 68Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, 69And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; 70As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: 71That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; 72To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; 73The oath which he sware to our father Abraham, 74That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, 75In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. 76And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; 77To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, 78Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, 79To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. 80And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.

New Amharic Standard Version

ሉቃስ 1:1-80


1፥1-4 ተጓ ምብ – ሐሥ 1፥1

1በእኛ መካከል ስለ ተፈጸሙት1፥1 በርግጥ ስለታመኑት ነገሮች ብዙዎች ታሪኩን የተቻላቸውን ያህል ጽፈውት ይገኛል፤ 2ይህም ታሪክ ከመጀመሪያው አንሥቶ የዐይን ምስክሮችና የቃሉ አገልጋዮች የነበሩት ያስተላለፉልን ነው። 3ክቡር ቴዎፍሎስ ሆይ፤ እኔም በበኩሌ ሁሉን ከመሠረቱ በጥንቃቄ ከመረመርሁ በኋላ፣ ታሪኩን ቅደም ተከተሉን በጠበቀ ሁኔታ ልጽፍልህ መልካም ሆኖ ታየኝ፤ 4ይህንንም የማደርገው የተማርኸው ነገር እውነተኛ መሆኑን እንድታውቅ ነው።

የመጥምቁ ዮሐንስ መወለድ አስቀድሞ ተነገረ

5በይሁዳ ንጉሥ በሄሮድስ ዘመን፣ ከአብያ የክህነት ምድብ የሆነ ዘካርያስ የሚባል አንድ ካህን ነበረ፤ ሚስቱ ኤልሳቤጥም ከአሮን ነገድ ነበረች። 6ሁለቱም የጌታን ትእዛዝና ሥርዐት ሁሉ ጠብቀው ያለ ነቀፋ የሚኖሩ፣ በእግዚአብሔር ፊት ጻድቃን ነበሩ፤ 7ይሁን እንጂ ኤልሳቤጥ መካን በመሆኗ ልጅ አልነበራቸውም፤ ሁለቱም በዕድሜ የገፉ ነበሩ።

8አንድ ቀን ዘካርያስ በምድቡ ተራ፣ በእግዚአብሔር ፊት በክህነት በሚያገለግልበት ጊዜ፣ 9በሥርዐተ ክህነቱ መሠረት፣ ወደ ጌታ ቤተ መቅደስ ገብቶ ለማጠን በዕጣ ተመረጠ። 10ዕጣን በሚታጠንበትም ጊዜ ሕዝቡ ሁሉ በውጭ ሆኖ ይጸልይ ነበር።

11የጌታም መልአክ ከዕጣን መሠዊያው በስተ ቀኝ ቆሞ ታየው። 12ዘካርያስም ባየው ጊዜ ደነገጠ፤ በፍርሀትም ተዋጠ። 13መልአኩ ግን እንዲህ አለው፤ “ዘካርያስ ሆይ፤ አትፍራ፤ ጸሎትህ ተሰምቶአል፤ ሚስትህ ኤልሳቤጥ ወንድ ልጅ ትወልድልሃለች፤ ስሙንም ዮሐንስ ትለዋለህ። 14በእርሱ ተድላና ደስታ ታገኛለህ፤ ብዙዎችም እርሱ በመወለዱ ደስ ይላቸዋል፤ 15በጌታ ፊት ታላቅ ይሆናልና። የወይን ጠጅም ሆነ ሌላ የሚያሰክር መጠጥ አይጠጣም፤ በእናቱም ማሕፀን ሳለ በመንፈስ ቅዱስ ይሞላል። 16ከእስራኤልም ሰዎች ብዙዎቹን ወደ ጌታ ወደ አምላካቸው ይመልሳቸዋል፤ 17የአባቶችን ልብ ወደ ልጆቻቸው፣ የማይታዘዙትንም ወደ ጻድቃን ጥበብ ይመልስ ዘንድ፣ ለጌታ የተገባ ሕዝብ ለማዘጋጀት በኤልያስ መንፈስና ኀይል በጌታ ፊት ይሄዳል።”

18ዘካርያስም መልአኩን፣ “ይህን በምን አውቃለሁ? እኔ ሽማግሌ ነኝ፤ ሚስቴም በዕድሜ ገፍታለች” አለው።

19መልአኩም መልሶ እንዲህ አለው፤ “እኔ በእግዚአብሔር ፊት የምቆመው ገብርኤል ነኝ፤ ይህን እነግርህና ይህን የምሥራች አመጣልህ ዘንድ ተልኬአለሁ፤ 20እነሆ፤ ጊዜውን ጠብቆ የሚፈጸመውን ቃሌን ስላላመንህ፣ይህም እስከሚፈጸምበት ቀን ድረስ ድዳ ትሆናለህ፤ መናገርም አትችልም።”

21በዚህ ጊዜ ሕዝቡ ዘካርያስ ከቤተ መቅደሱ ሳይወጣ ለምን እንደ ዘገየ በመገረም ይጠባበቅ ነበር። 22ከወጣ በኋላም ሊያናግራቸው አልቻለም፤ በምልክት ከመጥቀስ በስተቀር መናገር ባለመቻሉ በቤተ መቅደስ ውስጥ ራእይ እንዳየ ተገነዘቡ።

23ዘካርያስም የአገልግሎቱ ወቅት በተፈጸመ ጊዜ ወደ ቤቱ ተመለሰ። 24ከዚህ በኋላ ሚስቱ ኤልሳቤጥ ፀነሰች፤ አምስት ወራትም ራሷን ሰወረች፤ 25እርሷም፣ “ጌታ በምሕረቱ ነቀፌታዬን ከሰው መካከል ሊያስወግድልኝ ተመልክቶ በዚህ ጊዜ ይህን አድርጎልኛል” አለች።

የኢየሱስ መወለድ አስቀድሞ ተነገረ

26በስድስተኛው ወር፣ እግዚአብሔር መልአኩ ገብርኤልን በገሊላ ወደምትገኘው ወደ ናዝሬት ከተማ ላከው፤ 27የተላከውም ከዳዊት ዘር ለሆነ ዮሴፍ ለሚባል ሰው ወደታጨች ወደ አንዲት ድንግል ነበር፤ የድንግሊቱም ስም ማርያም ነበረ። 28መልአኩም እርሷ ወዳለችበት ገብቶ፣ “እጅግ የተወደድሽ ሆይ፤ ሰላም ለአንቺ ይሁን፤ ጌታ ከአንቺ ጋር ነው፤ አንቺ የተባረክሽ ነሽ” አላት።

29ማርያምም በንግግሩ እጅግ በጣም ደን ግጣ፣ “ይህ ምን ዐይነት ሰላምታ ይሆን?” እያለች ነገሩን ታሰላስል ጀመር፤ 30መልአኩም እንዲህ አላት፤ “ማርያም ሆይ፤ በእግዚአብሔር ዘንድ ሞገስ አግኝተሻልና አትፍሪ። 31እነሆ፤ ትፀንሻለሽ፤ ወንድ ልጅም ትወልጃለሽ፤ ስሙንም ኢየሱስ ትዪዋለሽ። 32እርሱም ታላቅ ይሆናል፤ የልዑል ልጅም ይባላል፤ ጌታ አምላክ የአባቱን የዳዊትን ዙፋን ይሰጠዋል፤ 33በያዕቆብም ቤት ላይ ለዘላለም ይነግሣል፤ ለመንግሥቱም ፍጻሜ የለውም።”

34ማርያምም መልአኩን፣ “እኔ ወንድ ስለማላውቅ ይህ እንዴት ሊሆን ይችላል?” አለችው።

35መልአኩም መልሶ እንዲህ አላት፤ “መንፈስ ቅዱስ በአንቺ ላይ ይመጣል፤ የልዑልም ኀይል ይጸልልሻል፤ ስለዚህ የሚወለደው ቅዱሱ ሕፃን፣ የእግዚአብሔር ልጅ ይባላል። 36እነሆ፤ ዘመድሽ ኤልሳቤጥም በስተ እርጅናዋ ወንድ ልጅ ፀንሳለች፤ መካን የተባለችውም ስድስተኛ ወሯን ይዛለች፤ 37ለእግዚአብሔር የሚሳነው ነገር የለምና።”

38ማርያምም፣ “እነሆ፤ እኔ የጌታ ባሪያ ነኝ፤ እንደ ቃልህ ይሁንልኝ” አለች። ከዚያም መልአኩ ተለይቶአት ሄደ።

ማርያም ኤልሳቤጥን ጥየቃ ሄደች

39ማርያምም በዚያው ሰሞን በፍጥነት ተነሥታ ወደ ደጋው አገር፣ ወደ አንድ የይሁዳ ከተማ ሄደች፤ 40ወደ ዘካርያስ ቤትም ገብታ ለኤልሳቤጥ ሰላምታ አቀረበች። 41ኤልሳቤጥም የማርያምን ሰላምታ በሰማች ጊዜ፣ ፅንሱ በማሕፀኗ ውስጥ ዘለለ፤ ኤልሳቤጥም በመንፈስ ቅዱስ ተሞላች፤ 42ድምፅዋን ከፍ አድርጋ እንዲህ አለች፤ “አንቺ ከሴቶች መካከል የተባረክሽ ነሽ፤ የማሕፀንሽም ፍሬ የተባረከ ነው። 43ለመሆኑ የጌታዬ እናት ወደ እኔ ትመጣ ዘንድ እኔ ማን ነኝ? 44እነሆ፤ የሰላምታሽ ድምፅ ጆሮዬ እንደ ገባ፣ በማሕፀኔ ያለው ፅንስ በደስታ ዘሎአልና። 45ጌታ ይፈጸማል ብሎ የነገራትን ያመነች እርሷ የተባረከች ናት!”

የማርያም መዝሙር

1፥46-53 ተጓ ምብ – 1ሳሙ 2፥1-10

46ማርያምም እንዲህ አለች፤

“ነፍሴ ጌታን ከፍ ከፍ ታደርገዋለች፤

47መንፈሴም በመድኀኒቴ በእግዚአብሔር ደስ ትሰኛለች፤

48እርሱ የባሪያውን መዋረድ ተመልክቶአልና።

ከዛሬ ጀምሮ ትውልድ ሁሉ

ብፅዕት ይሉኛል፤

49ኀያል የሆነው እርሱ ታላቅ

ነገር አድርጎልኛልና፤ ስሙም ቅዱስ ነው፤

50ምሕረቱም ለሚፈሩት ከትውልድ

እስከ ትውልድ ይኖራል።

51በክንዱ ብርቱ ሥራ ሠርቶአል፤

በልባቸው ሐሳብ የሚታበዩትን በትኖአቸዋል፤

52ገዢዎችን ከዙፋናቸው አውርዶአቸዋል፤

ትሑታንን ግን ከፍ ከፍ አድርጎአቸዋል፤

53የተራቡትን በበጎ ነገር አጥግቦአቸዋል፤

ሀብታሞችን ግን ባዶአቸውን ሰዶአቸዋል፤

54ምሕረቱን በማስታወስ፣ ባሪያውን

እስራኤልን ረድቶአል፤

55ይህም ለአባቶቻችን እንደ ተናገረ፣

ለአብርሃምና ለዘሩ ያለውን ለዘላለም ለመጠበቅ ነው።”

56ማርያምም ሦስት ወር ያህል ኤልሳቤጥ ዘንድ ከቈየች በኋላ ወደ ቤቷ ተመለሰች።

የመጥምቁ ዮሐንስ መወለድ

57የኤልሳቤጥም የመውለጃዋ ቀን ደረሰ፤ ወንድ ልጅም ወለደች። 58ጎረቤቶቿና ዘመ ዶቿም ጌታ ታላቅ ምሕረት እንዳደረገላት ሰሙ፤ የደስታዋም ተካፋዮች ሆኑ።

59በስምንተኛውም ቀን ሕፃኑን ሊገርዙት መጡ፤ በአባቱም ስም ዘካርያስ ሊሉት ፈለጉ፤ 60እናቱ ግን፣ “አይሆንም፤ ዮሐንስ መባል አለበት” አለች።

61እነርሱም፣ “ከዘመዶችሽ በዚህ ስም የተጠራ ማንም የለም” አሏት።

62አባቱንም ምን ስም ሊያወጣለት እንደሚፈልግ በምልክት ጠየቁት። 63እርሱም መጻፊያ ሰሌዳ እንዲሰጡት ለምኖ፣ “ስሙ ዮሐንስ ነው” ብሎ ጻፈ፤ ሁሉም በነገሩ ተደነቁ። 64ወዲያውም አፉ ተከፈተ፤ አንደበቱ ተፈታ፤ እግዚአብሔርንም እያመሰገነ መናገር ጀመረ። 65ጎረቤቶቹም ሁሉ በፍርሀት ተሞሉ፤ ይህም ሁሉ ነገር በደጋማው የይሁዳ ምድር ሁሉ ተወራ። 66ይህንም የሰሙ ሁሉ፣ “ይህ ሕፃን ምን ሊሆን ይሆን?” እያሉ ነገሩን በልባቸው ያዙ፤ የጌታ እጅ በርግጥ ከእርሱ ጋር ነበርና።

የዘካርያስ ትንቢት

67የሕፃኑም አባት ዘካርያስ በመንፈስ ቅዱስ ተሞልቶ እንዲህ ሲል ትንቢት ተናገረ፤

68“የእስራኤል አምላክ፣ ጌታ ይመስገን፤

መጥቶ ሕዝቡን ተቤዥቶአልና።

69በባሪያው በዳዊት ቤት፣

የድነት ቀንድ1፥69 ቀንድ በዚህ ስፍራ ብርታትን በትእምርትነት ያሳያል አስነሥቶልናል፤

70ይህም ጥንት በቅዱሳን ነቢያቱ አፍ እንደ ተናገረው፣

71ማዳኑም ከጠላቶቻችንና፣

ከተፃራሪዎቻችን ሁሉ እጅ ነው፤

72ይህንም ያደረገው ለአባቶቻችን ምሕረቱን ለማሳየት፣

ቅዱስ ኪዳኑን ለማስታወስ፣

73ለአባታችን ለአብርሃም የማለውን መሐላ ለማሰብ፣

74ከጠላቶቻችን እጅ አውጥቶ፣

ያለ ፍርሀት እንድናገለግለው፣

75በዘመናችንም ሁሉ በቅድስናና በጽድቅ በፊቱ ሊያቆመን ነው።

76ደግሞም አንተ ሕፃን ሆይ፤ የልዑል ነቢይ ትባላለህ፤

የጌታን መንገድ ለማዘጋጀት በፊቱ ትሄዳለህና፤

77የኀጢአታቸውን ስርየት ከማግኘታቸው የተነሣ፤

ለሕዝቡ የመዳንን ዕውቀት ትሰጥ ዘንድ፣

78ከአምላካችንም በጎ ምሕረት የተነሣ፣

የንጋት ፀሓይ ከሰማይ ወጣችልን፤

79ይኸውም በጨለማ ለሚኖሩት፣

በሞት ጥላ ውስጥም ላሉት እንዲያበራና፣

እግሮቻችንንም ወደ ሰላም መንገድ እንዲመራ ነው።”

80ሕፃኑም አደገ፤ በመንፈስም ጠነከረ፤ ለእስራኤልም ሕዝብ በይፋ እስከታየበት ቀን ድረስ በበረሓ ኖረ።