New Amharic Standard Version

ሉቃስ 13:1-35

የንስሓ ጥሪ

1በዚህ ጊዜ መጥተው፣ ጲላጦስ ደማቸውን ከመሥዋዕታቸው ጋር ስለ ደባለቀው ስለ ገሊላ ሰዎች ያወሩለት ሰዎች በዚያ ነበሩ። 2እርሱም እንዲህ መለሰላቸው፤ “ታዲያ እነዚህ የገሊላ ሰዎች ይህ ሥቃይ የደረሰባቸው ከሌሎቹ የገሊላ ሰዎች ሁሉ ይልቅ ኀጢአተኞች ስለ ነበሩ ይመስላችኋል? 3አይደለም እላችኋለሁ፤ ንስሓ ካልገባችሁ ሁላችሁ እንደዚሁ ትጠፋላችሁ። 4ወይም ደግሞ በሰሊሆም ግንብ ተንዶባቸው የሞቱት ዐሥራ ስምንት ሰዎች በኢየሩሳሌም ከሚኖሩት ሰዎች ሁሉ ይልቅ በደለኞች ስለ ነበሩ ይመስላችኋል? 5አይደለም፤ እላችኋለሁ፤ ንስሓ ካልገባችሁ ሁላችሁ እንደዚሁ ትጠፋላችሁ።”

6ደግሞም እንዲህ ሲል ይህን ምሳሌ ተናገረ፤ “አንድ ሰው በወይኑ ዕርሻ ቦታ የተተከለች አንዲት የበለስ ተክል ነበረችው፤ እርሱም ፍሬ ሊፈልግባት መጥቶ ምንም አላገኘም። 7የወይን አትክልት ሠራተኛውንም፣ ‘እነሆ፤ ፍሬ ለማግኘት ልፈልግባት ሦስት ዓመት ወደዚህች በለስ መጥቼ ምንም አላገኘሁም፤ ስለዚህ ቍረጣት፤ ለምን ዐፈሩን በከንቱ ታሟጥጣለች?’ አለው።

8“እርሱ ግን እንዲህ ሲል መለሰለት፤ ‘ጌታ ሆይ፤ ዙሪያዋን እስክኰተኵትላትና ፍግ እስከማደርግላት ድረስ ለዘንድሮ ብቻ ተዋት፤ 9ለከርሞ ካፈራች መልካም ነው፤ አለበለዚያ ትቈርጣታለህ።’ ”

አንዲት ጐባጣ ሴት በሰንበት ቀን ተፈወሰች

10ኢየሱስ በሰንበት ቀን በአንድ ምኵራብ ያስተምር ነበር። 11በዚያም የድካም መንፈስ ዐሥራ ስምንት ዓመት ሙሉ አካለ ስንኩል ያደረጋት አንዲት ሴት ነበረች፤ እርሷም ከመጒበጧ የተነሣ ፈጽሞ ቀና ማለት አትችልም ነበር። 12ኢየሱስም ባያት ጊዜ ጠራትና፣ “አንቺ ሴት፤ ከሕመምሽ ነጻ ወጥ ተሻል” አላት፤ 13እጁንም በላይዋ ጫነ፤ እርሷም ወዲያው ቀጥ ብላ ቆመች፤ እግዚአብሔርንም አመሰገነች።

14የምኵራቡ አለቃ ግን፣ ኢየሱስ በሰንበት ቀን ስለ ፈወሰ ተቈጥቶ ሕዝቡን፣ “ሥራ ሊሠራባቸው የሚገባ ስድስት ቀኖች አሉ፤ ስለዚህ በእነዚያ ቀኖች እየመጣችሁ ተፈወሱ እንጂ በሰንበት ቀን አይደለም” አላ ቸው።

15ጌታም መልሶ እንዲህ አለው፤ “እናንት ግብዞች፤ ከእናንተ መካከል አንድ ሰው በሬውን ወይም አህያውን በሰንበት ቀን ከማደሪያው ፈትቶ ውሃ ሊያጠጣ ይወስደው የለምን? 16ታዲያ፣ ይህች ሴት የአብርሃም ልጅ ሆና ሳለች ዐሥራ ስምንት ዓመት ሙሉ በሰይጣን ታስራ ስትኖር፣ ከዚህ እስራት በሰንበት ቀን መፈታት አይገባትምን?”

17ይህን በተናገረ ጊዜ ተቃዋሚዎቹ ሁሉ ዐፈሩ፤ ሕዝቡ ሁሉ ግን እርሱ ባደረገው ድንቅ ሥራ ሁሉ ደስ አላቸው።

የሰናፍጭ ቅንጣትና የእርሾ ምሳሌ

13፥18፡19 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 4፥30-32

13፥18-21 ተጓ ምብ – ማቴ 13፥31-33

18ከዚያም ኢየሱስ እንዲህ አለ፤ “የእግዚአብሔር መንግሥት ምን ትመስላለች? ከምንስ ጋር ላመሳስላት? 19አንድ ሰው ወስዶ በዕርሻው ውስጥ የዘራትን የሰናፍጭ ቅንጣት ትመስላለች፤ አድጋ ዛፍ ሆነች፤ የሰማይ ወፎችም በቅርንጫፎቿ ላይ ሰፈሩ።”

20ደግሞም እንዲህ አለ፤ “የእግዚአብሔርን መንግሥት ከምን ጋር ላመሳስላት? 21አንዲት ሴት ወስዳ በሙሉ እስኪቦካ ድረስ በዛ ካለ13፥21 ግሪኩ ሦስት መስፈሪያ (22 ሊትር የሚያህል) ይላል ዱቄት ጋር የደባለቀችውን እርሾ ትመስላለች።”

ጠባቧ በር

22ከዚያ በኋላ ኢየሱስ ወደ ኢየሩሳሌም እያመራ ሳለ፣ በሚያልፍባቸው ከተሞችና መንደሮች እያስተማረ ያልፍ ነበር። 23አንድ ሰውም ቀርቦ፣ “ጌታ ሆይ፤ የሚድኑት ጥቂት ሰዎች ብቻ ናቸውን?” አለው።

እርሱም እንዲህ አላቸው፤ 24“በጠባቧ በር ለመግባት ተጣጣሩ፤ እላችኋለሁ፤ ብዙዎች ለመግባት ይፈልጋሉ ነገር ግን አይሆንላቸውም፤ 25የቤቱ ባለቤት ተነሥቶ በሩን ከቈለፈ በኋላ በውጭ ቆማችሁ፣ ጌታ ሆይ፤ ክፈትልን እያላችሁ በሩን ማንኳኳት ትጀምራላችሁ።

“እርሱ ግን፣ ‘ማን እንደሆናችሁና ከየት እንደመጣችሁ አላውቅም’ ብሎ ይመልስላችኋል።

26“እናንተም፣ ከአንተ ጋር አብረን በልተናል፤ ጠጥተናል፤ በአደባባያችንም አስተምረሃል ትላላችሁ።

27“እርሱም፣ እላችኋለሁ፤ ‘ማን እንደሆናችሁና ከየት እንደመጣችሁ አላውቅም፤ እናንት ዐመፀኞች ሁሉ ከእኔ ራቁ’ ይላል።

28“አብርሃምን፣ ይስሐቅንና ያዕቆብን፣ ነቢያትንም ሁሉ በእግዚአብሔር መንግሥት ውስጥ ስታዩ፣ እናንተ ግን ወደ ውጭ ተጥላችሁ ስትቀሩ በዚያን ጊዜ ልቅሶና ጥርስ ማፋጨት ይሆናል። 29ሰዎች ከምሥራቅ፣ ከምዕራብ፣ ከሰሜንና ከደቡብ መጥተው በእግዚአብሔር መንግሥት በማእድ ይቀመጣሉ። 30እነሆ፤ ከኋለኞች መካከል ፊተኞች የሚሆኑ፣ ከፊተኞች መካከልም ኋለኞች የሚሆኑ አሉ።”

ኢየሱስ ስለ ኢየሩሳሌም ዐዘነ

13፥34፡35 ተጓ ምብ – ማቴ 23፥37-39

13፥34፡35 ተጓ ምብ – ሉቃ 19፥41

31በዚያን ጊዜ ከፈሪሳውያን አንዳንዶች መጥተው፣ “ሄሮድስ ሊገድልህ ስለሚፈልግ ተነሥተህ ከዚህ ሂድ” አሉት።

32እርሱም እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “ሄዳችሁ ለዚያ ቀበሮ፣ እነሆ፤ ዛሬና ነገ አጋንንትን አወጣለሁ፤ ሕመምተኞችን እፈውሳለሁ፤ በሦስተኛውም ቀን ከግቤ እደርሳለሁ ብሎአል በሉት፤ 33ይሁን እንጂ ነቢይ ከኢየሩሳሌም ውጭ ይሞት ዘንድ አይገባምና ዛሬና ነገ፣ ከነገ ወዲያም ወደዚያው ጒዞዬን እቀጥላለሁ።

34“ኢየሩሳሌም፣ ኢየሩሳሌም ሆይ፤ ነቢያትን የምትገድዪ፣ ወደ አንቺ የተላኩትንም በድንጋይ የምትወግሪ! ዶሮ ጫጩቶቿን በክንፎቿ ሥር እንደምትሰበስብ፣ ልጆችሽን ለመሰብሰብ ስንት ጊዜ ፈለግሁ፤ እናንተ ግን እምቢ አላችሁ፤ 35እነሆ፤ ቤታችሁ ወና ሆኖ ቀርቶአል። እላችኋለሁ፤ በጌታ ስም የሚመጣ የተባረከ ነው እስክትሉ ድረስ ከእንግዲህ አታዩኝም።”

New International Version

Luke 13:1-35

Repent or Perish

1Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? 3I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. 4Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

6Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. 7So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’

8“ ‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. 9If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’ ”

Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman on the Sabbath

10On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. 12When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” 13Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.

14Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, the synagogue leader said to the people, “There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath.”

15The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water? 16Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?”

17When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing.

The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast

18Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? 19It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.”

20Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? 21It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds13:21 Or about 27 kilograms of flour until it worked all through the dough.”

The Narrow Door

22Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?”

He said to them, 24“Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 25Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’

“But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’

26“Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’

27“But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’

28“There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. 29People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. 30Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.”

Jesus’ Sorrow for Jerusalem

31At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.”

32He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.’ 33In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day—for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem!

34“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. 35Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’13:35 Psalm 118:26