Mushuj Testamento Diospaj Shimi

Lucas 1:1-80

Lucasmi Teofiloman quillcashca

1Cai ñucanchijpurapi imalla tucushcataca, chashnataj cajpimi ña achcacuna callarishpa, alli churashun yuyashcacuna. 2Callarimantapacha quiquin ñahuihuantaj ricushpa, Diospaj Shimita huillajcunami ñucanchijmanca ima shina cashcatataj alli yachachircacuna. 3Tucui imalla tucushcataca, callarimantataj, ima shinalla tucushcatami, callarishpa alli tapurcani. Chaimantami quillcanataj alli yuyachijpi, ñucapish tucuicuna alli nishca quiquin Teofiloman, caicunataca tucuita, callarishpa quillcani. 4Quiquinman imallata yachachishcacunaca, chashnataj cashcata, ashtahuan alli yachachunmi quillcani.

Angelmi Bautiźaj Juan huacharinata huillashca

5Jatun mandaj Herodes Judea llajtata mandacui punllacunapimi, Abías curapura caj Zacarías shuti curapi causarca. Paipaj huarmica, Aaronmanta miramushca huahuacunapura Elisabet shutimi carca. 6Paicunaca ishquindijtajmi, Mandaj Diospaj ñaupajpica cashcata rurashpa causarcacuna. Dios imalla Mandashcatapish, tucuitami alli caźushpa causarcacuna. 7Elisabet mana huachaj cashcamantami, huahua illajcuna carca. Ishquindijtaj ña yuyajcunapishmi carca.

8Zacariasca, paipura curacuna servina cashca shinallatajmi, Diosta servicurca. Chai horasmi cashna tucurca: 9Curacuna ruraj cashca shinallataj suerteta rurajpica, Mandaj Diospajlla huasiman yaicushpa, inciensota rupachinaca Zacariaspajmi urmarca. 10Inciensota pai rupachicujpica, tucui canllapi cajcunami Diosta mañacurcacuna. 11Chaipimi inciensota rupachina altar alli ladomanca, Mandaj Diospaj ángel ñapish paiman ricurirca. 12Chaita ricushpaca Zacariasca, jatunta mancharishpa musparircami. 13Ashtahuanpish angelca, cashnami nirca:

—Zacarías, ama manchaichu. Can mañacushcataca, Diosca uyashcami. Cambaj huarmi Elisabetca, cʼari huahuatami huachanga. Paitaca Juanta shutichingui. 14Pai huacharijpica jatuntami cushicungui, shujtajcunapish achcacunami yallitaj cushicungacuna. 15Taita Diospaj ñaupajpica paica, jatunmi canga. Vinotapish, sidratapish mana ubyangachu. Mamapaj huijsamantapachami, jucha illaj Espirituhuan junda canga. 16Paica israelcunataca achcacunatami, paicunata Mandaj Diospajman cutirichun pushanga. 17Paica Eliaspi tiyashca espiritullataj paipi cajpimi, Mandaj Diosta ñaupashpa, Elías shinallataj imata mana manchashpa huillanga. Chashna huillashpami, yayacunahuan, huahuacunahuan pʼiñanacushcatapish alli tucunacuchinga. Shinallataj cʼariyajcunatapish, cashcata rurajcuna shinallataj alli yuyaihuan causachunmi yachachinga. Chashna yachachijpimi gentecunaca, Mandaj Diosta chasquinalla shungu tucunga— nircami.

18Ángel chashna nijpi, Zacariasca:

—Ñucapish, ñuca huarmipish yuyajmari canchij. ¿Ima shinataj can huillashca pajtanataca yachashunri?— nishpami tapurca.

19Angelca cashnami nirca:

—Ñucaca Diosta servingapaj, Paipaj ñaupajpi shayaj Gabrielmi cani. Paimari cai alli huillaita canman huillachun cacharca. 20Ñuca huillashcata mana crishcamantaca, cambaj huahua huacharingacamami, upayashpa imata mana rimai tucungui. Ñuca huillashcaca, pajtana punllapitajmi pajtanga— nircami.

21Diospaj huasi ucupi chashna parlashpa unaiyajpimi, canllapi shuyacuj achca gentecunaca mancharircacuna. 22Ña llujshimushpaca, imata mana rimai tucurcachu. Chaimantami Diospaj huasi ucupi imata ricushca canata yuyarcacuna. Imata nishpapish maquillahuanmi ricuchishpa huillarca. Chashnami paica mana rimaj saquirirca. 23Zacariasca Diospajta rurana cashca punllacunata ña pajtachishpaca, paipaj huasimanmi rirca.

24Chaimanta asha punllacuna qʼuipami, paipaj huarmi Elisabetca chichushpa, pichca quillata huasillapi tiyarca. 25Paica: «Gentecunapaj ñaupajpi ñuca ama ashtahuan pingailla causachunmi, Mandaj Diosca ñucamanca huahuata cuna tucushca» nircami.

Angelmi Jesús huacharinata huillashca

26Elisabet ña sujta quillata chichu cajpimi, Taita Diosca Galileapi caj Nazaret puebloman ángel Gabrielta cacharca. 27Cʼarita manaraj rijsij María shuti solterapajmanmi cacharca. Mariaca, Davidmanta miramushca Josehuanmi, caźarana tucushpa puricurca. 28María tiyacun ucuman ángel yaicushpaca:

—Cushicui, cantaca Diosmari yallitaj cʼuyashca. Mandaj Diosca canhuanmari— nircami.

29Ashtahuanpish Mariaca, angelta ricushpa, pai imalla nishcatapish uyashpaca, musparircami. Shinallataj ima nishpa chashna ninaman shamushca caipajtapish yuyacurcallami. 30Chaimantami angelca, cashna nirca:

—María, ama manchaichu. Diosmari cantaca jatunta cʼuyashpa allicunata cungapaj agllashca. 31Cunanca chichushpa, shuj cʼari huahuatami huachangui. Chai huahuataca, JESÚS shutita shutichingui. 32Paica jatun nishcami canga. Jahua pacha Diospaj Churi shutipishmi canga. Mandaj Taita Diosca paimanca, Paipaj ñaupa yaya David mandashpa tiyanatami cunga. 33Jacobomanta mirarishca israelcunataca, Paimi huiñaita mandanga. Pai mandanaca manataj tucuringachu— nircami.

34Shina nijpimi Mariaca, angeltaca:

—¿Ima shinataj chashnaca tucungari? Manaraj cʼarita rijsinica— nishpami tapurca.

35Angelca cashnami nirca:

—Jucha illaj Espiritumi cambajman shamunga. Jahua pachapi Causaj, Tucuita Rurai Tucuj Diosmi cantaca llandunga. Chaimantami huahuaca jucha illaj huacharishpa, Diospaj Churi nishca canga. 36Riqui, cambaj prima Elisabetpish, yuyajpachapi cʼari huahuata chichumari. Mana huachaj cashca cashpapish, ñamari sujta quillata chichu. 37Taita Diospajca, imapish mana rurai tucuipajca mana tiyanchu— nircami.

38Chashna nijpi Mariaca:

—Mandaj Diosta servij ñucaca caipimi cani, ñucataca can nishca shinataj rurachunlla— nircami.

Chaita ninca angelca, paipaj ñaupajmanta rircallami.

Mariaca Elisabettami ricugrishca

39Chai punllacunapimi Mariaca, Judá llajta urcupi caj shuj puebloman utcashpa rirca. 40Zacariaspaj huasiman ña chayashpami, Elisabettaca ‘Sumaj causaita charipai’ nirca. 41Mariata uyaihuanmi huahuaca, Elisabetpaj huijsapica saltarirca. Chashna tucujpica Elisabetca, jucha Illaj Espirituhuan junda cashpami, 42sinchita cashna nirca:

—Canca huarmicunapurapica, bendiciashcami cangui. Cambaj huijsapi huiñacuj huahuapish bendiciashcamari. 43¿Ima nishpataj ñuca Apupaj mama cashca jahuaca, ñucataraj ricuj shamurcanguiari? 44Can ñucata ‘¿Allillachu cangui?’ nincamari, ñuca huahuaca cushicushpa, ñapish ñuca huijsapi saltarirca. 45Mandaj Dios imalla nishcata crishcamanta cushicuiari. Pai imalla nishcataca pajtachingatajmi— nircami.

María cantashcami

46Chashna nijpica Mariaca, cashnami nirca:

“Mandaj Diostaca, ñuca almahuanmi alli nicuni.

47Ñucata Quishpichij Diosmantaca, ñuca espiritupimi cushicuni.

48Paita servij ñuca huajchataca ricuhuashcatajmari.

Cunanmantapachami, ñucataca huahuan huahuan cushicuj huarmi ningacuna.

49Tucuita ruraj Diosmari, ñucapajca jatun allicunata rurashca.

¡Paipaj shutica jucha illajmari!

50¡Paita manchajcunataca, huahuan huahuanta llaquicunllamari!

51Paipaj maquihuanca, jatun mancharinacunatami rurashca.

Shungupi jatun tucushcacunataca chingachishcamari.

52Mandashpa tiyacuj jatuncunata anchuchishpami,

mana jatun tucushcacunata jahuaman churashca.

53Yaricaihuan cajcunamanmi, yalli yallita cushca.

Ashtahuanpish charijcunatami, chushaj maquita cacharishca.

54Paita servij israelcunataca ayudantajmari,

Pai llaquij cashcata yuyarintajmari.

55‘Abrahamtapish, paimanta mirarijcunatapish,

huiñaitami llaquisha’ nishcami carca.

Chaitaca, ñucanchij yayacunamanmi huillarca” nircami.

56Mariaca, quimsa quilla shinata Elisabetpajpi tiyashpami, paipaj huasiman tigrarca.

Bautiźaj Juanmi huacharishca

57Elisabetca ña huachana punlla pajtajpica, cʼari huahuatami huacharca. 58Dios jatunta llaquishpa, Elisabetman huahuata cushcata uyashpaca, cʼuchullapi causajcunapish, paipaj aillupuracunapish mana jahuallatami paihuan cushicurcacuna.

59Huahua huacharishca pusaj punllapimi cashna tucurca: Huahuatami pai charishca aicha punta carata pʼitichinaman rircacuna. Chaipimi huahuataca, ‘Yayapaj shutillatajmi canga’ nishpa, Zacarías nircacuna. 60Ashtahuanpish mamaca:

—¡Mana Zacariaschu! Juan shutimi cagrin— nircami.

61Chashna nijpica:

—Cancunapurapica, Juan shutica manamari tiyanchu— nircacunami.

62Chaimantami, ‘¿Ima shutitataj churagringui?’ nishpa, maquillahuan yayata tapurcacuna. 63Chaimantami Zacariasca, shuj uchilla tablata mañashpa, chaipica: «Juan shutimi» nishpa quillcarca. Chaipica tucuicunami mancharircacuna. 64Chashna quillcancami Zacariasca, paipaj cʼallu cacharirijpi rimai callarirca. Chaimantami Taita Diosta alabai callarirca. 65Chashna tucujpicarin cʼuchullapi causajcunapishmi, tucuicuna jatunta mancharircacuna. Shinallataj tucui Judea llajta urcucunapimi, imalla tucushcataca, huashan parlanacurcacuna. 66Chaita uyajcunaca, caishuj chaishujmi: «Cai huahua jatunyashpaca, ¿imashi canga?» ninacurcacuna.

Mandaj Dios Paipaj maquihuan huaquichicujta ricushpami, chashna ninacurcacuna.

Zacarías imallata huillashcami

67Juanpaj yaya Zacariasca, jucha illaj Espirituhuan junda cashpami, imalla tucunata cashna huillarca:

68«Ñucanchij israelcunata Mandaj Diosca alli nishca cachun.

Paimari Pai agllashcacunata quishpichingapaj shamushca.

69Paita servij Davidpaj familiapuramantami,

Tucuita Rurai Tucuj Quishpichijta ñucanchijpajman cachashca.

70Pai ima nishcata huillaj, jucha illaj runacunahuan ñaupaman huillachishca shinallatajmi rurashca.

71Tucui ñucanchijta pʼiñajcunamanta quishpichichun,

paicunapaj maquimanta llujshichichunmi cachashca.

72Pai jucha illaj Diosca, ñucanchij yayacunahuan

ari ninacushcata yuyarishpami, paicunata llaquishcata ricuchishca.

73Chashna rurana tucushpaca,

ñucanchij ñaupa yaya Abrahammanmi,

‘Pajtachishatajmi’ nishca carca.

74Ima manchai illajlla Paita servichunmi,

ñucanchijta pʼiñacujcunamanta quishpichishca.

75Ñucanchij tucui causaipi Paipaj ñaupajpi

cashcata rurashpa, Paipajlla causachunmi chashna rurashca.

76Ñuca huahua, canca jahua pacha Dios ima nishcata huillaj nishcami cangui.

Canmari Mandaj Dios purina ñanta allichingapaj, Paita ñaupashpa ringui.

77Dios agllashcacunamanca, quishpirina tiyashcatami ricuchingui.

Paicunapaj juchacunata Dios anchuchinaman shamushcatami huillangui.

78Ñucanchij Diosca ñucanchijta yallitaj llaquishpami,

jahua pachamantaca, pacarishpa achijyaj shina shamunga.

79Paica amsa tutapi huañunalla causajcunata achijyachingapaj, ñucanchijta sumaj causaipi churangapaj shamushcatami huillangui» nircami.

80Chai huahua huiñarishpa catijpica, Diospaj espiritupipish punllanta sinchiyashpami catirca. Israelcunaman huillai callari punllacamaca, shitashca pambacunapimi causarca.

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Luka 1:1-80

1Kwa kuwa watu wengi wamekaa ili kuandika habari za mambo yaliyotukia katikati yetu, 21:2 Mk 1:1; Mdo 1:21-22; 2Pet 1:16; 1Yn 1:1; Mk 4:14kama vile yalivyokabidhiwa kwetu na wale waliokuwa mashahidi walioyaona na watumishi wa Bwana, 31:3 Mdo 11:4; 24:3; 26:25; 1:1mimi nami baada ya kuchunguza kila kitu kwa uangalifu kuanzia mwanzo, niliamua kukuandikia habari za mambo hayo, ewe mtukufu Theofilo, 41:4 Yn 20:31; Mdo 2:42ili upate kujua ukweli kuhusu yale uliyofundishwa.

Kuzaliwa Kwa Yohana Mbatizaji Kwatabiriwa

51:5 1Nya 24:10; Mt 2:1Wakati wa Herode mfalme wa Uyahudi, palikuwa na kuhani mmoja jina lake Zekaria, ambaye alikuwa wa ukoo wa kikuhani wa Abiya. Elizabeti mkewe alikuwa pia mzao wa Aroni. 61:6 Kum 5:33; Lk 2:25Zekaria na Elizabeti mkewe wote walikuwa watu wanyofu mbele za Mungu, wakizishika amri zote za Bwana na maagizo yote bila lawama. 7Lakini walikuwa hawana watoto, kwa sababu Elizabeti alikuwa tasa; nao wote wawili walikuwa wazee sana.

81:8 1Nya 24:19; 2Nya 8:14Siku moja ilipokuwa zamu ya kikundi cha Zekaria, yeye akifanya kazi ya ukuhani Hekaluni mbele za Mungu, 91:9 2Nya 29:11; Za 141:2alichaguliwa kwa kura kwa kufuata desturi za ukuhani, kuingia Hekaluni mwa Bwana ili kufukiza uvumba. 101:10 Law 16:17Nao wakati wa kufukiza uvumba ulipowadia, wale wote waliokuwa wamekusanyika ili kuabudu walikuwa nje wakiomba.

111:11 Mdo 5:19; Kut 30:1-10Ndipo malaika wa Bwana, akiwa amesimama upande wa kuume wa madhabahu ya kufukizia uvumba, akamtokea Zekaria. 121:12 Amu 6:22-23; 13:22Zekaria alipomwona huyo malaika, akafadhaika sana, akajawa na hofu. 131:13 Mt 14:27; 3:1; Lk 1:60-63Lakini malaika akamwambia, “Usiogope, Zekaria, kwa maana Mungu amesikia maombi yako. Mkeo Elizabeti atakuzalia mtoto wa kiume, nawe utamwita jina lake Yohana. 141:14 Lk 1:58Yeye atakuwa furaha na shangwe kwako, nao watu wengi watashangilia kwa sababu ya kuzaliwa kwake. 151:15 Law 10:9; Lk 7:33; Yer 1:5; Gal 1:15Kwa kuwa atakuwa mkuu mbele za Bwana, kamwe hataonja mvinyo wala kinywaji chochote cha kulevya, naye atajazwa Roho Mtakatifu hata kabla ya kuzaliwa kwake. 161:16 Mal 4:5, 6Naye atawageuza wengi wa wana wa Israeli warudi kwa Bwana Mungu wao. 171:17 Mt 11:14; Mal 4:4-6Naye atatangulia mbele za Bwana katika roho na nguvu ya Eliya, ili kuigeuza mioyo ya baba kuwaelekea watoto wao, na wasiotii warejee katika hekima ya wenye haki, ili kuliweka tayari taifa lililoandaliwa kwa ajili ya Bwana.”

181:18 Mwa 17:17Zekaria akamuuliza malaika, “Jambo hilo linawezekanaje? Mimi ni mzee na mke wangu pia ana umri mkubwa.”

191:19 Mt 18:10; Lk 1:26Malaika akamjibu, akamwambia, “Mimi ni Gabrieli, nisimamaye mbele za Mungu, nami nimetumwa kwako ili nikuambie habari hizi njema. 201:20 Kut 4:11; Eze 3:26Basi sasa kwa kuwa hujaamini maneno yangu ambayo yatatimizwa kwa wakati wake, utakuwa bubu hadi siku ile mambo haya yatakapotukia.”

21Wakati huo watu walikuwa wanamngojea Zekaria nje huku wakishangaa kukawia kwake mle Hekaluni. 221:22 Lk 1:62Alipotoka akawa hawezi kusema nao, wao wakatambua kuwa ameona maono ndani ya Hekalu. Lakini kwa kuwa alikuwa bubu, akawa anawaashiria kwa mikono.

231:23 2Fal 11:5Muda wake wa kuhudumu Hekaluni ulipomalizika, akarudi nyumbani kwake. 24Baada ya muda usio mrefu, Elizabeti mkewe akapata mimba, naye akajitenga kwa miezi mitano.

251:25 Mwa 30:23; Isa 4:1Akasema, “Hili ndilo Bwana alilonitendea aliponiangalia kwa upendeleo na kuniondolea aibu yangu mbele ya watu.”

Kuzaliwa Kwa Yesu Kwatabiriwa

261:26 Lk 1:62; Mt 2:23Mwezi wa sita baada ya Elizabeti kupata mimba, Mungu alimtuma malaika Gabrieli aende Galilaya katika mji wa Nazareti, 271:27 Mt 1:16-20; Lk 2:4kwa mwanamwali bikira aliyekuwa ameposwa na mtu mmoja jina lake Yosefu wa nyumba ya Daudi. Jina la huyu mwanamwali bikira ni Maria. 281:28 Amu 5:24Naye malaika akaja kwake akamwambia: “Salamu, wewe uliyebarikiwa, Bwana yu pamoja nawe!”

291:29 Lk 1:12Maria akafadhaishwa sana na maneno haya, akajiuliza moyoni, “Salamu hii ni ya namna gani?” 301:30 Mt 14:27Ndipo malaika akamwambia, “Usiogope, Maria, umepata kibali kwa Mungu. 311:31 Isa 7:14; Mt 1:21-25Tazama, utachukua mimba, nawe utamzaa mtoto mwanaume na utamwita jina lake Yesu. 321:32 Mk 5:7Yeye atakuwa mkuu, naye ataitwa Mwana wa Aliye Juu Sana. Bwana Mungu atampa kiti cha enzi cha Daudi baba yake. 331:33 Mt 28:18; 2Sam 7:16; Ebr 1:8Ataimiliki nyumba ya Yakobo milele, na ufalme wake hautakuwa na mwisho.”

34Maria akamuuliza huyo malaika, “Maadamu mimi ni bikira, jambo hili litawezekanaje?”

351:35 Mt 1:18; 4:3; Mk 1:24Malaika akamjibu, “Roho Mtakatifu atakujilia juu yako, nazo nguvu zake Yeye Aliye Juu Sana zitakufunika kama kivuli. Kwa hiyo mtoto atakayezaliwa atakuwa mtakatifu, naye ataitwa Mwana wa Mungu. 361:36 Lk 1:24Tazama, jamaa yako Elizabeti amechukua mimba katika uzee wake, na huu ni mwezi wake wa sita, yeye aliyeitwa tasa. 371:37 Mt 19:26; Mwa 18:14; Zek 8:6; Mt 18:26; Mk 10:27; Rum 4:21Kwa maana kwa Mungu hakuna lisilowezekana.”

38Maria akasema, “Tazama, mimi ni mtumishi wa Bwana. Na iwe kwangu kama ulivyosema.” Kisha malaika akaondoka, akamwacha.

Maria Aenda Kumtembelea Elizabeti

391:39 Lk 1:65; Yos 21:9, 10, 11Wakati huo Maria akajiandaa, akaharakisha kwenda katika mji mmoja kwenye vilima vya Uyahudi. 40Akaingia nyumbani kwa Zekaria na kumsalimu Elizabeti. 411:41 Lk 1:15; Mwa 25; 22Naye Elizabeti aliposikia salamu ya Maria, mtoto aliyekuwa tumboni mwake akaruka. Elizabeti akajazwa na Roho Mtakatifu, 421:42 Amu 5:24akapaza sauti kwa nguvu akasema, “Umebarikiwa wewe miongoni mwa wanawake, naye mtoto utakayemzaa amebarikiwa. 431:43 Yn 13:13Lakini ni kwa nini mimi nimepata upendeleo kiasi hiki, hata mama wa Bwana wangu afike kwangu? 44Mara tu niliposikia sauti ya salamu yako, mtoto aliyeko tumboni mwangu aliruka kwa furaha. 451:45 Lk 1:20; 11:28Amebarikiwa yeye aliyeamini kwamba lile Bwana alilomwambia litatimizwa.”

Wimbo Wa Maria Wa Sifa

461:46 Za 34:2-3Naye Maria akasema:

“Moyo wangu wamwadhimisha Bwana,

471:47 Za 18:46; 1Tim 4:10nayo roho yangu inamfurahia

Mungu Mwokozi wangu,

481:48 Za 138:5; Lk 11:27kwa kuwa ameangalia kwa fadhili

unyonge wa mtumishi wake.

Hakika tangu sasa vizazi vyote vitaniita aliyebarikiwa,

491:49 Za 71:19; 111:9kwa maana yeye Mwenye Nguvu

amenitendea mambo ya ajabu:

jina lake ni takatifu.

501:50 Kut 20:6; Za 103:17Rehema zake huwaendea wale wamchao,

kutoka kizazi hadi kizazi.

511:51 Za 98:1; Isa 40:10Kwa kuwa ametenda mambo ya ajabu kwa mkono wake;

amewatawanya wale wenye kiburi

ndani ya mioyo yao.

521:52 Mt 23:12; 1Sam 2:6; Ay 5:11; Za 11:3, 6Amewashusha watawala toka kwenye viti vyao vya enzi,

lakini amewainua wanyenyekevu.

531:53 Za 107:9; 1Sam 3:5Amewashibisha wenye njaa kwa vitu vizuri,

bali matajiri amewafukuza mikono mitupu.

541:54 Za 98:3Amemsaidia mtumishi wake Israeli,

kwa kukumbuka ahadi yake ya kumrehemu

551:55 Za 132:11; Gal 3:16Abrahamu na uzao wake milele,

kama alivyowaahidi baba zetu.”

56Maria akakaa na Elizabeti karibu miezi mitatu, kisha akarudi nyumbani kwake.

Kuzaliwa Kwa Yohana Mbatizaji

57Ulipowadia wakati wa Elizabeti kujifungua, alizaa mtoto mwanaume. 581:58 Lk 1:14Majirani zake na jamii zake wakasikia jinsi Bwana alivyomfanyia rehema kuu, nao wakafurahi pamoja naye.

591:59 Law 12:3; Flp 3:5Siku ya nane wakaja kumtahiri mtoto, wakataka yule mtoto aitwe Zekaria, ambalo ndilo jina la baba yake. 601:60 Lk 1:13, 63; Mt 3:1Lakini mama yake akakataa na kusema, “Hapana! Jina lake ataitwa Yohana.”

61Wakamwambia, “Hakuna mtu yeyote katika jamaa yako mwenye jina kama hilo.”

621:62 Lk 1:22Basi wakamfanyia Zekaria baba yake ishara ili kujua kwamba yeye angependa kumpa mtoto jina gani. 631:63 Lk 1:13, 60; Mt 3:1Akaomba wampe kibao cha kuandikia na kwa mshangao wa kila mtu akaandika: “Jina lake ni Yohana.” 641:64 Lk 1:20; Eze 24:27Papo hapo kinywa chake kikafunguliwa na ulimi wake ukaachiwa, akawa anaongea akimsifu Mungu. 65Majirani wote wakajawa na hofu ya Mungu, na katika nchi yote ya vilima vya Uyahudi watu walikuwa wakinena juu ya mambo haya yote. 661:66 Mwa 39:2; Mdo 11:21Kila aliyesikia habari hizi alishangaa akauliza, “Je, mtoto huyu atakuwa mtu wa namna gani?” Maana mkono wa Bwana ulikuwa pamoja naye.

Unabii Wa Zekaria

671:67 Yoe 2:28Zekaria, baba yake, akajazwa na Roho Mtakatifu, naye akatoa unabii, akisema:

681:68 Mwa 24:27; 1Fal 8:15; Za 111:9; Lk 7:16“Ahimidiwe Bwana, Mungu wa Israeli,

kwa kuwa amewajilia watu wake na kuwakomboa.

691:69 2Sam 22:23; Za 132:17Naye ametusimamishia pembe1:69 Pembe hapa inamaanisha nguvu. ya wokovu

katika nyumba ya Daudi mtumishi wake,

701:70 Yer 23:3; Za 132:17kama alivyonena kwa vinywa vya manabii

wake watakatifu tangu zamani,

711:71 Za 106:10kwamba atatuokoa kutoka kwa adui zetu,

na kutoka mikononi mwao wote watuchukiao:

721:72 Mik 7:20; Za 106:45; Eze 16:60ili kuonyesha rehema kwa baba zetu

na kukumbuka Agano lake takatifu,

731:73 Mwa 22:16-18kiapo alichomwapia baba yetu Abrahamu:

741:74 Ebr 9:14kutuokoa kutoka mikononi mwa adui zetu,

tupate kumtumikia yeye pasipo hofu

751:75 Efe 4:24katika utakatifu na haki mbele zake,

siku zetu zote.

761:76 Mt 11:9; Mk 5:7; Mal 3:1; Mt 3:3“Nawe mtoto wangu, utaitwa nabii wa Aliye Juu Sana;

kwa kuwa utamtangulia Bwana

na kuandaa njia kwa ajili yake,

771:77 Yer 31:34; Mt 1:21kuwajulisha watu wake juu ya wokovu

utakaopatikana kwa kusamehewa dhambi zao,

781:78 Mal 4:2kwa ajili ya wingi wa rehema za Mungu wetu,

nuru itokayo juu itatuzukia

791:79 Za 107:14; Mdo 26:18ili kuwaangazia wale waishio gizani

na katika uvuli wa mauti,

kuiongoza miguu yetu katika njia ya amani.”

801:80 Lk 2:40, 52Yule mtoto akakua na kuongezeka nguvu katika roho; akaishi nyikani hadi siku ile alipojionyesha hadharani kwa Waisraeli.